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THR SUTER BINNERI
R.S. RICIIA)RDSON, Ja,
W F. B. IIAYNSWOIl.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9,1855.
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W. W. WAT.XKR JR.,.. Columbia S. C.
S. W. WITAKER,. . Wilnington, N. C.
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business connected with the Paper or Law
can find us at any hour during the day
at our office, just back of Soi.omuoxs' New
titore. P- All letters addressed to the
fBadner must be pre-paid to insure atten
Monday last, sale day, saw quite a num
ber of our country friends in town. The
amount of property sold was sinall and
the prices reached were not hh.
The country has suffered much for ti-e
want of rain. Up to Monday last, the
complaint was general with our planters
that they could not get their seed up; but
. rain came at last, and on Monday and
tionany nigmt we were blessed with most
refreshing and invigorating hower.
Vegetation looks revived and we hope the
chances for good crops may not be entirely
We have been credibly informed that
the protest filed against declaring Major
T. If. CoNNoRs, Colonel of the 41th
Regiment South Caroiina Militia, was or.
gued before a board of tflicers on Saturday
last, in Colimb:, and tihe ground of time
protest sustained by thein. The election
has been sent back to the rion!e. Thrn
day of the election has not yet been np.
In -another column will be found a so.
vere -and canstic -ebike ofr the conduct of
those who, on May.day night, so far for.
got themselves aind the respect due to t he
- -community, and especially to the youn.
ladies, as to commit the intlecencies com.
-plained of by "Omikrotn,"
While we as public Journales, can but
condemn the conduct of thiose, be they
old or young, who committed these acts of
trespass upon the property and feelings of
some of our citizens, we should have re.
gretted to have been compelled to adimin.
ister to them the rebuke their conduct de
. ervos-for we must think thatt it was ru.
ther a thoughftless, than a wilful and de'ib.
crate act, and we canm but hope that it will
be an isolated instance of the kind in the
annals of our pleasant and sociable little
town. T1hme article of "Oinikron," which
relieves us as to'the nepossity of further
comment upon this affiltr. is couched ini
such language as to secere and! at the
maime time not at all per anasl. T'hae abus .
es ha complains of are no fictions', and the
improvements suggested are, to us, ubso.
Tine May Party.
Last Tuesday evening saw a fairer and
larger assembly of young beaux and holles,
miet together to do homage to the season,
than we recollect to have ever before seen
in Sumterville. Thme rooms se!ected forl
the celebration were large, comnmodioun
and pleasant, and the decorations do honor
to the taste of the young ladies, under
whose sole: managenment the entertain
rnent wvas conducted. The addiresses of the
Queen, lierald, Flower giris, Maidsof Ilo.
nor,Spring, Summer, Autumn.Winter, amnd
an'army of other little cha~rming fairies,
have been, at our reqtuest, furnished us
for publication, butthmeir len r th .preecludes
the; possibility of publishing themi this
week ; suffice it to say, that they were
well chosen and in keeping with a season,
"Bright is the sun and mild the breeze,
And blown and verdure deck the trees."
Qf thme mnaterial part of the entertainment
.-thie suapper--we can say nothing, fairy
feet patting nmyound the table, wviih danicing
eyes; and shining itnnocen', gleeful faces
took up all our attentioti, even to the ox.
elusion of those large bowls of Strawber
ries and eream, for which we are wont to
confess a dje.cided weakness. Child-like
happIness and gayety were the orders pro.
'mnulgated and written on the faces of thme
young and old. Whmem they do tmeet agaitn
casuch. another eve,.mma-y we be there to
Give us your if Messrs Editors, we
*Typos had the pleasure of being present
at thme one giveni on Thursday evening by
the scholar's of Mf's 510tGN's school,
and its ., ,. performed their part as * ac
tors, nd 'the whole afifuir was without
a p. Trhe young Ladies' smiles Z were as
piercinig as the't, and every ono seemed
wranned In etht -ar. on.omo.
We took occasion, a few days ago, says
the Charleston Standard, toinotice the ex
travagant high prices of our meat market,
and though there has not been iuch of a
reduction in tihe prices since, yet we pre
sent them this morning in more detail.
Yesterday Beef sold fromi 15 to. 18c. per
lb; Veal, 20 to 25c. per lb; Lamb, 1 to
25c. per lb; Pork, 15c. per pound; Chick.
ens, (very small size,) 02c. per pair; larger
ones, one dollar to one twenty-five; Green
Peas, 37c. per peck; St rawberries, 37c.
per sancer of about two dozen; Caibagea,
from 9 to 12 and 25c. each; Sweet Pota
toes, $2 per peek.
The Neu' York Herald, speaking of the
scarcity of provisions at tihe North, says:
"If there be not a revolutioi in these things
wit'in thie next ten years, the only alter
ative for a sufficiency of bread in the North
will be to fall back upon lhe Southern
system of Africai slave labor. Strike out
the produicts and supplies of Southern
tilavery of lite last year. and we of the
North would now be sufTering the evils of
an Irish famine."
The Wilmington Ieral sayse that the
fallinr off in the turpeitine crop, o% ing
to the late extensive coulagrat ions, will
be 50,009 barrels.
A Plrotest is been entered, says the
Camden Jouri al, against Lieutenatii, C01
onel Bland inig being conumissioned as
Brigadier General of tihe beh 'Brigade,
South Carolina Militia. &gned by nine
co1muMissioned ollcer.C of the 22d Regi.
The grounds of proteat are
First.-Illeg;lity it voting in the 20t0h
Regiment; lite polhi were opened and tihe
election held without legal nAtice hmaving.r
been given, as required by the Militia
Laws of Sonth Carolina, A. 1). 1841, Act
2$5(;, Section 13.
Secod.-Viutes tendered for Colonel
Wdliam J. Taylor, for the oflice of Brsga.
dier Gieneral, were rejet ted, as we coi
ceive, wi-liout sutiient grounds.
'Ie itatter will be referred liv MAjor
General A ikeni to a board of otficers, who
will hear tlie protest and determine wheth
or or not a new election shall be ordered.
Fromt the Taleahuana corresponident of
the Tmies and Transcript, says .a (a hifor
nia paper, "we learn of the particu bairs of
the art ival of Miig at that port."
It appears that the Aiierica wns board
ed as soon as she eiterud the harbor by
Mr CI:ares Mint urn, a promiient and in
floential citizeni of San Fraincisco, and
5leiggs. who holp:!d to have rc lched.. a
country wheire his miiisdeeds were tin
lnun% n, was9 appal led al ha inexpiCed an
appar ion. Recovering, however, Nieig!rs
took Mr. Nintur asid, nod begged f
hitm, for tile sake of his wife, wh,' h1 iart
it woild bre,t, iit, to reveal time fittai .se
cret, as all oil board ex--cpt time two were
ignoraut of It. What :ir. iiturn di
we are not advised; ftut the tac: w.ms aI
re.ily knowi iti bliore-a newspaier from
San Framiei-zcoj iaving- previonisly reached
that out of- tle-wav il.ie. h'l( e lost
remarkable p :rt of 7 the .-tory is, that
Aleiggs h:d taken away but butwe.en
$5,ouo to 66010..
TPh- t elegrap;hic l iie between L'o'u nmb ia
anid Charlotte hits been u,:ened.
-A great anzd unipricedenied driiugh t
'prevalils in .\h iss'ss pp:; in the neighr-ii
hionid of Woi.idvdlle, salys lie Recpuibbeaii:
"'Thie heavens seem~ mnade' of brass, anil
ezarthi fast beoinig a parihied andii burning
caldron. Ciirn is sulltbrinig very much
whle rmuuli of thle cotton is nolt yet upi,
thiej'e nt being muostuirc eniough in the
ground toi caus~e it toi gerimiate-conlse.
qjuenitly the "'prospects'' at this time are
TIhe Iholv Spring~s Dem~iocrat speak5 ini
very hig~.h at:dl ci r~hial tierzns ofi the lIon.
\V S. Bairry in iconneer iion withI te Gov
crmiorshiip. Col. Wmi .ile.Wii i ha s beeii
nomimnated for lie office I y thme Demioc ra
cy of Madison.
Whii-st the i"rest of manikind"~ are pav
ing frori 3(0 to 50 cents a pound for buit i er,
we see that the article is selhnz at Ciii
cord, Northm Carolimia, at 11312 I 2.'.
At the~ s~am pO lace baicomi is 8 1 -2eat
hams 9; cormn 75 to-8(J; oats 4..
Th'le-angrieuhu111ralI branchl of time Patenlt
(11lice has taken measures to priocure seeds
of the Blun ya-bimn-ya, of the fir I ribe,
growinrg in Autst ralIia, wvhere it Iflouir ishes
in a region of nut mnch greater am ea liani
thiirmy imiles square. It bears a come near.
iy twvo feet in diammeter, filleid with seed
the size oif an olive, ainil of flavor imore rcIi
and delicate thani that of the pine app'e.
It is so miitch esteemied by time mnatives as
that they at times travel hiumndreds of miles
to partake of it.
Vast numbders of locusts have made
their appearamice in thmg neighiborhuood oif
G;rifiin, and s )mei fears are entertaiined,
that ma second eiition of one the plaugies,
that visitent Egyp't in older timies, mlay
Winter's Iron Works and Mills, near
Montgomery, Alabamai, have been d.-striiy'
ed by fire, loss omme hundred thiousamid
We learn fro-n the Romec (Ga.) South
ernjer that there is great destltutioi aimiong
the poor of that comuty. Many faimilies in
the most indigent circutimslances. are living
on the gomnerotis but mleat~rre chairities of
nieighmtiors alnost ats needy ais thmemselves.
Tme partial- failuies of grain crofrs for a
yea r or t wo, the 'ncrease ol the prices of
provisions, amid the stoppage ot mainly grist
mills, are tnted among time causes.
The Dalton (Ga.) times also draws a
,1steng nietuarn of the fainen in north
Georgia: "More than one-half of the peo
pie are without corn and money. The
cry is "corn, corn, corn-do you k now of
any corn for sale?" The answer ita, "I
hava travelled twenty miles around every
way, and can hear of not a bushel to be
had, for love, charity or money. 'hae poor
man offers to work a day for a peck of corn
to feed hi wife and children on. lie am
turned oll' with an atiswer, "al) own
family will have to suaff'er if I sell my
corn." llorses and muler are turned out
to perish, or live in the woods as best they
can; and hushandmen that have farms and
no corn will not be able to cultivate nore
land than they can tend with the hre.
''he writer coueludes by arguing te pro
prieby of appealing to thnr Governors of
Tennessee and Georgia for aid.
The Cheraw' Ga:ele says :-Moses
Hlarrelson, who wus convicted of the mur
der of E. A. Rogers at the list term of tie
Court, and under Bstence of death which
was to Le executed on the *29th of June,
on Sunday morning an hour or two before
day. nade his escape from prison, ile
was confined by a chain to the floor of "m
cell. It is snpPosed that with a i. ik.
en from a water bucket, he sua9.td in
ui'ocking lthe lock that f.atenedth - rhaiii
and thatt with ille saie wirohe sui eeive.
ly untlockedf all the locks, anld mado his
%% ayJ:> the lower floor uid escaped
throiglh the windows. .Ue was tracked
where he left tie road aid weat accross
the fields of Mr. Nathlan B'.ans, and until
he came to the run of Smsitl Swamp.
'T'lhe 1(ev. Jaimes Dannelly, one of the
oldezt and best known mmisters in the
South Cirolitina Conference. (lied ott Satur.
day, the 28:i tilt., at his residence ncar
A despateh from New II.ven, dated
April :2thm says :-William Clark, a
young grocer nerchant of this ety. at 7
o',: lock this eveni.g, shot through the head
Richard White, tw eat y,fionr yearstaf age,
mit White's dwelling oil Sheranat avenuue.
White "lad oie t ime ago moarried a .\l iss
Bogairt, to whcmi Clark had been very
much attached, and the murder originated,
it is said, from tht cire masnive. Al:
the par ties are of gsood standing and char.
acter. 'le distress of White's wife ani.1
her mother havie created the .rcate.t sym.
pathy. Thte murderer ins lie trres:d.
Wbite sitI breathes, but his death is look.
ed fur :t any moment.
'-Ienry TIhtams " i ea the Abbetale
Banner. "Sofi of 1'. W. Thomas. ormerly
oi 1inev'e, an iiterestting I oy of elevei
ye~ars, v.is kaled lar't Friday ;at ls mno ath.
er's weide.ace ill this unr.ct, under tie
mos mulam lainle circmtitances. I1e hltad
gone nto tihe yard to shoot a hird, but
missinig it the irst fire, sent his little.Nis
ter for h.s powder and shot, with which a
seemi , lie im:lediatel v reloaded hiis gun
'otd 1ay ig it til lie i ro:aund, wenat to) look
indcr tle tre' tot make bure lie hld im r;Soei
i gamt e.-Wne doisng this, a Ittl nie.
iro iy. not iaore than aenve years 1ld.
too: Up tile guln, exclaimmiti: . '.\ia. let.
y, I am giiamg t .ht uVii,' at .he amie
a- iresetolag it. I Iiery tly rush.
ed towards hi to take the piece fra
hi:1an anld when so clore lth it the muz112z!e
nea'irly toirbed 4's person, it was disclharg.
ed, whether .cc identi:ally or putirpose4v,
cannat noittaw be kcnitwns. Thie w hole l'utai
p)asse thllbriongh hais body. Thea po: r bin.
threw lii tants roundaa Isis mthar's niek,
gave onie gasp tanid died.
Tfhe Ablaitionai s, hav~e in thle despicrr'
tion ad inort iicatIioni of theatir recenit fai
taraes ini Kanisas, ctalIled for thte intervenstiota
of te iumted St:ates A-mty tio put downti
t hei aiss.ouril iii, wholii, as thesy say, htave
initerred with 5 le raghita of the eletive
francahis(e in thait they have ei arated to
andii exied th! ale rights of cit;lesip int
Thle Allies anid thei Rttuin r'cena t
ly alloawed each ot her tan atrmnistic to
bauary their dea'ad. Th~e ofilae'rsa tad sohiliers
of thle re'spectlive cimtanth~tt s mingtled with
echil other, soked c'i gia andia cracked
jokes, the Is itans jaaco.aely askiing whIena
the AIhes intendedL( to ltake Sastaooh
anad what timei they e~xpecteda to leave.
As .ttioan as tie tarilstic wis over thae par.
ties went to work :talau catsnionaaihng it:aehI
Tlhe cats rana over the new tenustle wourk
:across the Wiateree Qwamsp, for the tirat
isle, oait Thuiirsdaty ansl. 'PThis work hais
been c'opleted witham a year froms its
commtttentcemsent, atnd is saidi to lbe a solid
an th loronighiv contstructed piece of waark.
A letter fromi St. Loutis, .lissotnri, ab~iad
the 14tha of April, stays thtat am tha at .Stat,,
an Iiliatis anda Kettaeky'., cai ale, sh, eep andai
hogs hsad baeen alying durs ritheI t past fouir
weeks t'y hundtarcals, fromt acheer starvalto,
and lhe di- eases priodulced bay setatmy toodi,
atnd use severe and protracted cotd of the
TIhie G;rand Jury of Chiester'eld l)istrict
hasn presenttedl as a graevansce, the titos
of the last L~egislat urn in plediginag the
fiith anal credit of the State to tie extet
of two nmiiioms of dollars in tihe hiue Riadge
Railroad proaject. Theia schemae seemts to
have been regardedh by the Graind Jury as
"ii anid impajractcablie."' anti the dlebt
whichb the Stite has thuts assuased to hbe
one wvhicha will have~ to lie pt tad bsy '-gent.
a~rations yet untaorn.'' The suggstion is
theoreftore maitde tihat thle Contsit ituiitinthe
80 amenetdedl as to plrevenit the L~ -gishti un
itt thle fuitutre fromt const.ctinig anay debt,
except thaose that are to lie p idl lay initne.
diate aind dtirect taxationl ttpont a le paeape.
As snore car less postmitasters seem to
imaginec that letters (ot wich the poeltage
has been but partly paid in audvatnce are to
be treated ats though It lad beetn left whlol.
ly unnaid- we* renublish the foliowin',
standing regulation of the Department:
"Letters part paid Phould be despatelied,
charged with the additional postage due
at the prepaid rate. according to distance,
estaislished by said act, (of March 3, 1855,)
except where the omission to pay the cor.
rect amount is known to have been hiten.
tional, wheni they should be treated na
letters % holly unpaid."
The steamer Star of the West has ar
rived bringing California dates of April
The Know Nothings had elected their
whole ticket in Sacramento.
Coin was scarce and trade dull. The
mint had coined in the year upwards of
Flour commaidiig 814.50.
The steamer Atlantic bas arrived with
Liverpool dates of April 23d.
The Vienna Conference is been brok.
en of, Russia havimg rejected the propo.
sitions of the Allies. Lord John Rua ell
and Drouyn d'lltiys had left Vienfna.
There are strong indications that Aus.
tria will not act aranst. Russia.
Selbastoptol had tbeen bomharded with
5'0 guns from the 9tzh tothe Ih of Aprit,
without result. The Allies would proba.
lly attelapt to storm the place, thoaugth an
ane-atnit was hardly considered practicable.
The lastest accounta state a hat the Alh.
ed fire had done some damage, which,
however, was promptly repaired by the
The Preneb mines had been sprung,
doitng considerable damage.
The 11r.tish loan of ?16,000,000 had
been taken by tle Rt hscli ld's in I lie
shape of an imouitv terminable in 30
The British Government estinaites the
expenses for th year at C-6.0^00(),,
ill the re-. en ne at X56,00J,(l)).
Parliament Ii] iincreased the taxes on
invlicm, Spirits, Tea anad C.&O.
A stamp Iax on Sugar was propose,t.
Napoieiin and Etagen ie had been in
Eng!and faor a week.
It wa1s stated that the English Govern
iilent had <onlseited that Napoleon shulId
take command -f the Crimean army,
though Ihis wa dotibi ful.
The Roebuck Committee was progress.
TI~e floor of 11h1" Convent (:,' St. Agne11S,
at lne, had li en. intjuringm thi Poie
hght ly and several Ctrdmals set erely.
A l(us-i.n lady I ad been captured
akwg drawi: of .the Frenach trenichea.
She c Iinteed int she tad acted as at 9yI,
nc the it 11le of Abn-.
Oan he 1aiPtt if the 2.31 nhimo, accord.
og it the Cine Cgo Trlmne, a respect:able
citizen o: JeNt, Wisiaconso, was awak.
em d by Ilh.- a creau &f bair, wife, whlo saw
a man in tihe lioe. Th husbad, as lie
spir.i romI 10s b d, was fired upon ill
tle intrider who adis.sed los aim. Tlle
tin-banad then si-ehed up tam; owin olntwk
i, iad tle intruler fell dead. Boill
tle acti p:11as tIeup:' on1aiai fled to the hll u
tt a ne..ho!iir, tiold whi1,at hada iicc rred, a d.
ila conipany vith .veral Persons, retrnJi
%% he ihe aIin; r aid mother were horrihied
to recogn e it, the nmiilged body of tie
deaal robbei t, eir wii z-i! It ..ppears he
pail de cended tiaa iis oi ta r.oom- by
imeans, ol a riope laddler an ad enteredci the
room n. hetie he. wa- stiot, through the wian.
d aw. 'The .ousec laid pareioiusly been
roibbead, very myasteriously, oh twio goldl
Orr, thei "iage G; ahrel,")'is gaot ito
atronbe ait Gureenock, Scoithlund. Ilie has
- ee a'ent to jail far srx:yv ayv. Ii .s
to) re.ciauau.imht didl not suicceed. lie
expects, it a siaii, to asual1~r "moa riyrdom"
Extract Friom~ Minuuten.
A't a meetLing af C(nitaaatee appisnted
pay the Sininter it.:tlemaien & ( 'laremoant
'l'roop~ hetld: ts d-ay, Serge aint J. P. Ilradi.
fordu ns as calleda to 1hle chair wsInhoalaineid
lihe object af ithe meinC' g iiz.:
"ThIaat as goodl cit azels, aand a hpop!e
isn o suhl ofi al others be' prioud of1 tha-ir
posit an aainngt the. n5atiaons of1 the iai th,.
it bae.'nmMt ti ta relbate in an apaprapri
ata inantaer, thle Anniiiversa ry, af lie b:rth
dlay of (our N at ial Inidepe.:alence.
"Thlat we Ih repre~aasentiati vOs, of our
S.res, aind Gr.aiaire.a (whoaa rearedl in ivi al
liae, doaned th a iahmaaent, of wvar fiar a
aiaaonai, an ta u ;tght thea Saihhe:irs aof Eu rope
that the c tizenls of Ameiarica wefre their
superiu r-.) deema tht the 4:h of aJu1aly next
isi a pmaper t me. and. Siimaterv. lie the pros
pe~r llacea, fair snieh I cteLbratio bya a a don ater,
milt ary prce siad oration,"C
On motauiioni it was ordler..d that a putblie
alan ier i bI e given at Si atervileI Acaid
may (Grove. ait the -4th Iiuly niext.
OnI mot ian, i'i wainairdeid th it all the
ti'tormi ('anuties ini the ibastract he in
vited sroinh t aie:r Cuniaadner to unite
with Is s int Ca lebrat aug 1it.e evenit inl niia
Oni maot ian, it wvas ardered, that arms,
a nil ide armns lie dhaspenased wahI.
On moatian, at was oral real. that thla- a
d ie lie part ieontar ly amtv ited, las favotr u.s
ithi thei r paresenctte altn ihe oc'casiaon. Th'le
ptnhle geniera'I y asre inivated to at tond
Oat tooijon, it wvais orndered that Genecral
Nelson anid stal1. (Col. andii stall', Majoar anal
0;icrs isf 5th Re.inent ot CAavalry be
itiv.teal ton aitlead in ftll titiforin anid joan
m price Sian.
(in mtotion, it was ordered Ihait Colrs.
StaITh, andia Ficha Ollic-ers of 2t4hh aitd 4th
itegaiamnts, tand the comnaiaiionedk ollcers
of heat conplanies ian eacti regtanorit-be
invited to attend its full- uniform andl join
On motien, it was ordered, that Ex.
Gov. Richardson and Manning, the Hon.
Senators and Representatives of Sumter
District and the adjoining Districts be
invited to attendi and join in procession,
where a prominent place will be allotted
On motion, Gent. P. II. Nelont was
appointed President, and Col. Blaniding
Vice lresident of the day.
On motion, Rev. D. McQueen was up.
pointed Chaplain. B. W. Ldwards Esq.
Orator, and John S. Richardson Jr, Read
On motion, Capt. J. B. N. lammet was
appointed Marshal, Capt. R. C. Webb
assistant Marshal, Lieut's John W Dar.
gasm and R. At, Durant alternates. All
who join in procession are requested to
appear in white pants and gloves.
W. C. Reams,
R. M. Durant, 0. P. ML Roy,
F. Myers, A. Al. Newbery,
C. II. Jniies, Jos. M. Wilder,
T. E. Waite, 0. 11. White,
S. E. W. (larkson, W. P. McCoy,
Leo- ard Chandler, Lieut. J. W. Dargan.
Serg.'t. ; ,F. Bradford Chairmnan.
%V- J. N. Iimonet,.Nec'ry
For the Banner.
Suaaterville-ien . y Pa'ty
W Uat e Wasat, &C.
-MzssRs. EDITRanS :--'ermit ine through
the mnediumi of your valuable paper to say
a few words in relation to our flouristhiir
and enterpriising ittle town. There are
several tling. connected with the wellbe.
n of Sunterville and its inhabiants
which I think deseive a "- we place " in
our thougits, anid. which I think, inigh
weli emiploy the time, taleits. and peos, of
man-y of our I- more knowingr " eitiZentS
thoan one would be aware of at Gr.t ghace,
ad in the first place. I will stte a few fact
% which in my liible op uion will be
obvions to I lie most superficial oabserver ot
matters and thaigs in " these wonderful
Suinterville may v-ell be denominated
a pretty, healthy, an I thriving town, and
with a few alteration, additois and sub.
tractiown, whichli might be suggested, and1
not only suggeste' but carried out) ciuld
become tne III the first ini:n toiwns, in the
State. ut as I have before stated, there
are sever l thing.n ;nnected wai.h the
welfare and happieiass o Iite place that
need "o oiing niter." You are well
aware .Messrs. Editors. thit, whatev.er hias
a teuileiicf to mar the happmiess, destray
tl;e peace, or iijure the pa opery of imb
viduals, wiIl, inl unlmy ista nces, produce
the s aiiie effect upin cominunitie. Per
imit ine thereaore to " speak a little " con.
cernimg a certain chaS or classes existing
in our niadst, whose perIrmaIn ices of late
h-ive given rise to th present article.
Whether they be "Amer.caiae " or ' Ire
1iits " I a *m ;t ja'a i 11t:1d ia sy;i , bil
one thin.g I wd11 sy, th.at, iwe ver they
ire hewy de.serve it tha coattenance or
painage i un intelliieeat4 morn , uind
enl'ghten.-Ied comumlty. Thle injury
doine to the iroperty andl fetflings uof soine
of oar snost ro-:Ieceible citizens ol ihei
nighit of alt first of M ay is bt an exterra.
aI evidce o the deep depravit a t an .
manly, :inn uunpi-incipled dispi,itmion exist.
m ai n the hwras r of somi'. whlo for ought
we iiiw to lie ciauntrary '.onit hilave' the
andawitv un er t he diisgiuise of a decenat
sit ofi clolths, to phlice themselves in front
oft lie roli ae I sa:il genatle iaaa'y cir I;-s of
our towna, or~ whta o mul.I if they could set
themsselres ny, a h i Chmrti - lds of the.
dIay to tei.acht 'a gaizsg, gapiig worii~
I' the trsanosact ions of the aight abhove
:alindedaa tio, were th lonmly exhii:iiiions of a
w asit of respiect a nI gent leman i.. regard
tor the feebu :o4 ai property aat air fellow
citrtzans. we miigh paiss it tby muore e~ia lye
lhnt we are sorry to say th at it is not the
first, secon. air thirid trll'me of the kind
Iihat hias ta ken: plaice wvtbini the last few
years. Thiere. seems4 too to be such a
recklles.mnesi an I want ut the Iir.st princ.
piles of go ,d breedi ng, .abiim these " dleeds
oft ilarknae..,"' that wve toir theo ch imp:inis
ot mauch ras.-.iity woiuld wilsigly under
t.ahke, for thac itE) mpish~idni"t ot ate.r par.
poses, anlydhing ni in atore ho.. coatrary
i I the liter ieeligs oif the humana heart,
how aib.cene, low and biesittinsg it may tbe.
Th ere is hut one way by wvhici I c in
acouiaat !or a'hie existe .cc of so er iwoless
a claan, as that of whiwh I have jutst spadk.
en.-Thaere is in our Toawn a certasin
"Firma," which seams to toe, have hor
soime t une, tieen Iranrsact ing btusinaess on
rather "am tarpre ale,"' (I ameai,biy way~ of
mearueasinag thle ninniber of it< partners in
businae.) an.l tet I .lhonah weary yiiur
patience by keepinig yon ini suspense as
lo the niamaes oft the genatlemneni who caam.
pose alie said "FI~iriiu," (If indeed t hey be
gentlhemein.) I wall try tai te best of any
ability to give you the lnames of a few of
the leadiang caaracters,--their p1 ce of
rideinc~e-iwccupationi, ana~l their ma aonor
if spenahngui timae, &c. &c. Now as regards
the "caaganiaean" of this celebrateid estab.
lishmiaena, I have bait 'it he atoubt, but whit
it is as taiimliar to yo .r ears, as your ty.
lpi's miesisage. tr "are ct opy." limt, for
tear it mnay have slipp d younr memaory
under your "pr-ss" oif bauainess, I shall at
temipt to ave you athe niamies in bltack andi
white, just as I recoveid thaema from a frienui
of inae than oathaer day ; fair sao fair as I aam
c. neaernaed. I h are nii tauraher knowalgle
of dais Comp~any, tha.am wht at I cian see o r
hear. T'he niiaes, thaen(I am told,) (if u~s
pirinacipal taemnbeas are: lessrs. "Wanlk.
Street, Da-Nothinig & (" Now whnit
is to tme, very smagaular with regard, to thias
dastinaguishaed coampact, is,'thftghey do not
hang wit thtear sign and ge to wyork ike
amen; bu' each pairtner tur~tnugmscf in-.
to a "Sign," and may be seen at all hours
of the day, and frequently. at all hours of
the night too, either itanding,- mitting, or
lying (as tie case nay,) about the corn
ers or the Streets Grogeries, Twvern
doors, and all other public places, where,
like rafts of drifting trash, they mniy find a
place to lodge againsi, it inattering little
with them whether the unfortunate occu
pants aro pleased or displeastad so their
business thrives. In fact I have seen
these worthies so completely monopolizing
the entrance of some of the Mercantile
Houses of the town as to reider it almost
out of t, e question for "Jadies" to enter,
unless they feel disposed to press their
way through a inotly crowd of cursing,
swearing, dram.drinking, cigar-amoking
individuals who possess "brass" enough
(not in their pockets) but on their faces,
to call themselves "GENTLEMEN !" -A dis.
grace to the name ! These disciples of
the "Peacock" fiamily of "foolosophers"
appear by their actions to conceive it to
be condescensien in the superlative degree,
even to "nod the head" to an honest, in.
dusirious inec-hi mnic who iny chance to
be fall enough to come wit hin the range
of their Visual organs ; but strange to say
they do .iot appear to think it out -of ke-p.
inir with their dignity, under cover of
darkness, to run doin, catch, and lug in.
to t he third story of a gentlemanis house,
a dirty, lousy calf or a stiu4ing goal, that
they may thereby inanifest to those by
whom thev are surrounded, their kixd re
gard for the fairer sex and tie property of
uour fellow-citizens. Another instance of
their patr.otic zeal for their glorious (7)
cause, and we are done with thein.--They
1mi1iy be seen on Sabbaths in the house of
God where one would naturally expl.ct to
see some deg-ree of resiect aid reverance
for the sacredness of the pbace and the
sartcti'y of Religion, with their feet (all
besmieared with mud, mire, and what hot)
braced against the back- of the pews
frontitng them--a quid of tobacco in their
montth, and one o'f Vte.r "charninr"
consp1anons at their elbows, tamrough
ly prep.tred for not hearing a single
word the' wsimister may speak : and deter.
raied, as it would secn from their ices
sant wliispering, spitting aid laughing, to
tnt no oi else enjoy the services.
Now I leljusified in making-the as
sertion. th it Sm rtervlle, to s iy the le.IN,
has ni use tfor .ioy it ch a h-ilf-civilizel
gaig of pee e aid S bbith- breikers 'as
these prove t:.eiselve, i o bie, and minless
they chiange their ways tie sooner they
ciiut in tice rruitllg serrvice the better
it will be fo lit peac .1 h.ippiness of
One word m're and I will close for
this taue. Our town needs unpuvemaeit
mn other respects , in one, the h'ghest ue
cessity deit mis that something be done.
A tew e.-cnings since tile citizenis 'i our
ment by the a Iarmang cry of fire ! lire !
fre I! ! The wr.Ler anid a 'arge -uiber
of the townsimen wo'1n hatstened to) the
place, whler we 44und hie dvelling hns -
of one of our esteemed tellow-caizens
w rapped ii the devmuriig vle.iscit. Als
g.azed upon the scene biore theim. Says
M r. LB , " It' we only had a few backet,
hioiks sr axcs we mi.-ht save "tee of these
buildings "(sor there wevre two~ houses
juaited tog'etier by a passage way) " Ye's,
e.:sy eiiough " says alr. C. - Boit we
hare not' got them, no, not even anax.
I e':umot see tear the life i- tne wvhat it
is that keep. the peoplpe of Sutervalin
froin seemng the necessay of doing sonme.
thing by way of prep-trat~iin for thiese ter.
rube emsergencie's Now I dci noet proiess
to ix1ssess the gift of prophiery but Iiimust
say', Iroms the force of circuai-tances that
if soiie:ha.rg is not doene i-hoirt'y for t ihe
wiinzre ot our4 tow.a inl this respect, that
it all not be nmany years o rmio..this before
the sont-stirring words of lire ! fire ! !
lire !!! wdh l ompose thtoelhoruis ol the
d rge thai wdll be heard echoing through
the crackliig tlantes ami flailing houses ot
outr tiow beautiful, hut then desolatled vil
Correspondence of thme Sumter Banner.
CIIUMIUxA, May 7, 1855.
The C rops- That State. Jhouse Again
- Alay J)ay ---College JE.ekibihw n
Miat~ tary -XAscellaneous.
?ii ?'Ssa. E~tOies: Int comomotn with
the~ cirops of' the adjoiirg Districts,
hose sal' Richlnid have snili-red great.
hy Irom a lontg-cotmued drought
AlthI ugh sinamtmer da3 s have not, y et.
c'imie, 3 et the earbth has beeni parched
niod vegeta' ion withered, I lowe'ver,
uti laist Thluisdiy eveing, we were
favuored with a litie showiei wvhiceh last'
e'd several homurs, ref'lre.-hed the p~archied
art :h, antd rev iv~ed the groiing grain.
Yo u .ave no idea of the ple'asure wvithi
which thle dentizents-of' that city whinse
stirettis are enivelopend in t hc dust gle..-t
ed the genial rain. Weo hope. that.
aniother shower will again v'isit us
befoie n a..y diays.
May-i lie maomnh of flowvers and flir'.
t:Ltionii, is coine at heast, and its pritmal
day wa';s appopriately cehlrated by
" meririe laids atid laissies fimi."
Weit leave tee others ihe hionoir of re'
c'sadinig the various patrties which weie
givenii; and the maier in which they
were respaeti vely enij' ed.
'Thiiough the kltgiess of a lady
Irienid, youtr corresponident receivgi ian
inivitation toii the May day cuJahrat ion
givetn b) the schhbetrs of the Coumibia
Fecmiale Academy. We spotnt a v'ery
p)leasant evening, and would hike -to
mleet with so mianty pretty giits oltenecr
than 'nce a year.
'The Evlips~e oaf the Mbon was dis
tintily visaole from the bogining to
the etnd. We regret we -cannot eox
plahn the cause, andI~tovemen a of'said
so as well as sotp-,lao Wo ah
rnu~ MJan t heir 'ow' rare T ..
day night,-when they stated hat the
"ditnal rotation of' the oblate sphe.
roid produced- a unlkvexity of inlealcu.
lable cohesiveness iii the heavenly bo.
The Commissioners of le new State
Capitol are at present eiposed to %
scorching fire from the batteries of
"Esquaipudenah" a correspondent of
the "Chrolinian," who well represents
the public opinion of our City. Their
treatment of Mr. G. E. Walker-:-their
eibrt to injure that gentlemen in the
estimation of the pualic-their total
ni fitness for discharging the duties de.
vol ving on them have justly rendered
their late oflicial acts obioxious to
the community. Mr. Walker' will,
in a short time make a full exposition
of the whole matter, and then where
will these anateur architects-seai.
engineers with their Gernman friend
be ? We propose to.give, at another
time, an account of their proceedings
since January, atnd then your readers
will unite with us in the hope that the
next Legislature may turn out of of
fice the entire Board. For the present
we leave them to the tender mercies
of "Esqunpudenah," who will without
doubt ride thein over a rough road.
The Alay Exhibition of tile South
Carolina College will take place on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday even
ings next. Twenty-seven young gen.
tiemnen have received appointments
amid each one will we trust, come tp
to his expectations. The exercises
will be held in the College Chapel
which is nearly completel. It may
be ititereshing to naniy . f your readers
to know that, the corner stone of the
old Chapel-recently destroyed by
fire-was found a day or two ago
while excavatinig earth for the founda
tion of the building soon to rise on
Slie same site -n which the old Chapel
had stood fior so iammy years.
'I lie Board of Trustees meet on to
morrow evenig. One recommenda.
Gin will be maude to them by the
Faculty, at the request of the students,
viz : a change in tile hour ftir each re.
citation, so as to h .ve the three daily
recitations in the inorning. The hot
weatner and importance of cl ase
attentiol to studies at this time render
some such move necessary. Exami
ilation commit itelnces on JUIiG 20th and
wall jrobably continue until Ju.y Ist..
The C. F. A's Captain Hampton
jwcceded on : targe-iii ing excursion.
on Friday. This beinag rather an
nllul sight, iiaiiy of our citizens.
were pa esenit to witness the mudar
opcrandi. The target, w.as of iood
mix eet, square, and mo-pred in the
Congaurce river so that all danger from
balls migit, be obviated. Fifteen
ha ing been fired, thei carriages on
which the cmia'no were supported
broke iroan the recoil of. the gull when.
fired--in cois .equ:ience of whtch the
iir-ing was su'ipeniaded, much to the
regret of the Ctmpany and the citi'
zens preeit. The C F. A's are thie
..tl .iliry3 Compiaany in tiis-sectionl
ofhe~ Stat~e and eare erainily woVrthy Uf
pfni..e fi)r their zeal, enie:gy, mid per,
beveranaice. Nor must we aehnMit. to
macition, while discioun,iiag ott Military
allais, the parade %f the Rtifleiuen o'n
Saturday oraiaing and that of' the
College Cadets inl the eveinig of the
same diy. The f' rer perfirnmed.
laight In laItry tanovem elnt, s.ach is
s.o raaashamg ina adv'ance or retreat, with
t he accuracy aind precisiona af veteans.
The Cadets nmureba e~eceedinagly well
and the onaly regret is that they do ntu
ma:it -ter' ainur ien (in parade.
From the Pee Dee Times.
Sihockitag .31 sarder la 1VWillisasss
Iso~owoOD, h'EE baEE, April 30th,
185c.-AEdito~r of the Pee Dee Times :
liatemnse excitemeanit haus prevailed in
the Siockee aieighboarhooid, WVilliamos
burag Distr'ict fir several days past,.
arisiag fiom die recenat discovery. of a.
maost atri'ious mnurder which was com
nitted in that vicinmity siome two
mtihls since. The unafortuate victim
of this bloody outrage, was a pedlar
namied Shaler-a 'fine igner, anid saap:
posed to be a Germaan. Noting
hiavinag been heuard ol this man sine
late in Februaary, the rumtor became
currenit a few da)s agol, that he had
beeai ni ra.ered, whlen ai large numb er
af citizenls immaaediately collected and
coiimameed a vigilanit search for the
body of the muradered man, and ho,
fur the g ,ods of' which lie was sup
piosed to heave heew: robbed. TIraces of
the gmoods were founad in the deep
r'ecesses oft Sockee Swamp durinag-the
first anid seconad days' search, and f'romr
their locality, and soime incidenitat
ciracumrstancejs, suspicion was fixed
upon a colored aman' named Robert.
l'owell, atnd a white aman named Rlich
ard Marsh, a soaa of William Miarsh,
and having ascertained. thne wherpa.
bouts of Powell; a. party was dispatch
ed to arrest him, sand succeeded in
daiing so 'Thirday night, at the house
of' a Mr. Phillips, in the Carver's Bay
nieighboirhood, Georgetown -Distriea..
Ona Friday maoraning Powell was
brought ini, and on beinig interrogated,.
conifessed his participationa in~ the nitr
der, aend condueLgd us to the grave of
po.or Shaler. '
It seeams that Shaler lodged.Satur
day niught,2~4th Fesbrtaary, at the houser
rof Naancy f lattaway, about four tmiles
fioma 'ee Dee river, oii the B~ritton's,
ferry roach, and left there tSuinday
morning itn comapany with Powell and,
Marah, and. before prpceedin~g a -mla.
wva shot. dead and phutndergd, and his
lady removed ua short distatnue iJotn.
th.'rioad anmd buried near the--odge of
a bay. liaving learned that Marsh.
hatd e'scaed aeroses the riv'er into
Ba itton's N eck, ae pai was sent over.
in pusut .'d i atJlbe pas ty sent to -
wa3 lay seine landhag4 on the river;
by this latter panmy heo was mect and~
arrestad. Marh aso confe~ssed his
part ic' iathta in the rauir !cr3 and '.ys