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Tnooes For. TE 5 BEAT OF WAR.--Ti U;
8, tinsport ship Missieippi, which was
towed downthe bay on Tuesday morning,
from Fort' McHenry, had on board Capt.
Schaffer, 1st Liuet. Cochran, 2d - ieuts.
Griffiths and MUilloy, With 72 non-comrnis
uioned officers and private's of Maryland and
District of Columbia regiment of volunteers,
02 recruits for .the 11th U. S. Infantry, and
80 for the regiment of voltlgure. At Fort
Monroe she wilI fake on board company M,
4th artillery, 114 non-commissioned officeers
and men, Lieut- Garland, commanding; 2
recruits of 11th infantry, aud 28 of regimern
of voltigepre, Lieuts. Otey. voltigeurs; coin
iuanding recruits, arid Capt. Smead, 4th ar
tillery, commanding officer of the 'whole de
tachment of troops, comprising 308 men and
7 officers. This .ine ship of about 60) tons,
besides the above complimnnt of men, takes
out a large amount of forage in her hold. It
is due to the U. States Quartermaster here,
Captain Hill, to add that the chartering of
the vessel, the arrangemenp for the men, the
purchase of her lading, antthe entire sinbar
cation, were eccomplished in one week.
In July between 400 and 500 troops, raised
in this vicinity, were embarked for Fort Mc
Henry for the seat of war; in September,
about 200; now more than 300, inciuding
about 140 from Fort Monroe; while, in the
same-time, upwards of 100 have been sent to
New York and there embarked; so that we
may indulge the patriotic satisfaction (if ha
ving sent, within the last three months, niore
than one thousand troops. of the best inateri
al, to sustain our xallant army in Mexic o.
Bultimore A rg us.
MAJOR TwIGGs-DFATH1 OF FATHER AND
Ros.-Only two weeks have gone by since
we were called upon to announce the death
of George Decatur Twiggs, a young man of
rare worth and intelligence, and the only and
beloved son of Major Twiggs, of the United
States Marine corps. Yesiorday the painful
duty devolved upon us to of recording the
death of the father, Major Twiggs himself,
who fell while discharging his duty as an of
ticer of the army, and battling in the cause
of the nation. Thus father and son have
both fallen on the battle fields of Mexico,
the death of the one followed by that of the
other wi:hin a few days. 'rho Major, his son
and the other branches of his highly respec
ted family came to this city to reside about
four years ago. The mother and daughters
are still here at our navy yard. The Major
and Lieutenant left Philadelphia in June last
for Vera Cruz, with the Marines under Col.
Watson's command to join General Scott's
army in Mexico. The Major marched from
Vera Cruz under General l'ierce, and arrived
in safety at the seat of war. The son fol
lowed soon after, with Major -Lally's coin
muand, and fell in a skirmish with the guer
Couon Crop.----From the circular for
Europe of the N. 0. Commercial Times,
the following estimate of the cotton crop
"With regard to the crop the weather
during the past three weeks has been of a
character to ensure a most abundant yield
in this section of the country. Not'only
have we had an entire exemption from
rain but the temperature has been so gen
ial that the second growth has ripened and
the plant may now almost be considered
beyond the influence of a frost. The
planters are still so busily engaged in
picking, that the arrivals have cone for.
ward slowly compared with other large
crop seasons, but there can no longer he
a question that the total receipts at this
port will vie with those of any preceding
year. To the eastward, the prospects
have likewise matteriailly improved, of
of which you will be more fuliv advised
th rough your correspondents els'ewhere---.
so that weC have no longer any hesitation
in settling on an estimate of' 2,2000fl,(00t
bales for ihe entire crop 'of the United
Thme Chicaego Democrat remammrks ans
$ollows: "Thie Presidlener~ ait the close of
Mr. Polk's term will have hbee'n ini North
ern hands ihr twelve andl Southern hands
for nearly forty years. Of 27 Supreme
Court Judges, appointed since I17i9, 11
from the North and 16 from the South;
Attorney Generals 5 from the North anid
14 fromi the South; 11) Speakers of the
H~ouse of Representative~s from the North,
21 from the South; 16 Presidents of the
Senate pro temn., fr'om the North 61 'from
the North 6J from the South; and 5.1
Northern to 8b Southern Foreign bMinis
ters. So of Justices Cabuinct, Nav'al und
Military ofliccrs throughout."
A DECsmO.-lt was recently decided by
the Gibson Circuit Court, in Inaliana, that an
advertisement for the ap~prehension of a run
away slave is sufficient authority for any one
to arrest him in a free, State, and take him
to his master. The person who arrests the
slave is presumed to be thme agent of the
owner, and the latter has the right, either in
person or by authorized agents, to seize upon
his slave and take hinm.
A RIVEn MuxsTER.-Co~ntracts have been
made for the building of a steamer to run on
the H-udson, four hundred feet long. Tlhme
calculation is, that she will run to Albany
and back daily, or in twelve or thirteen hours.
The Hendrik Hudson is, we belive, the long
est hbo. hitherto built. She is 330 feet long
Childhood is like a mirror catching and
reflecting images from airountd it. lRe
member that ta:i imipious or profane though
uttered by a parent's lip amy operate upl.
on the youmng heairt like a careless spray
of water thrown unponi polished steel, stain
ing it with rust which no anler-scou ring
QugenD Victoria.-A corre'spIondent of'
the Courier des lEtats Unais, says:---The
rumor guima cdence in circles of the
highest authority, of the symptomis of' in
sanity having been decidedly manii fested
by her nmajesty'. Thelm well known liabili
ty of her famnily to this cruel malady
strengthens the probability of this report.
betters from Cork assert that nine thou.
agd persons in that district alone have
been saved from death hy starvation by
the timely succor brought out by thne U.
S SUMTERVILL S- C. -
1Urbrtbaq, @ctober 27, 1847.
AGENT8 FOR TIHE'BANNER:
Messrs. WUrTE, & Co. Suruterville, S. C.
T. W. PEGUEs, Esq., Camden, S. C.
As we stated in our last, this number be
gins No. 1. Vol..2, Sumter Banner.' We al
so stated that asan e.rperiment our paper had
proved successful. The Pro'prietd& thoukht
thatihe saw an opening for a weekly pappr in
the District, but doubtful of success. and
with limited means and a small subscription
list, h3 ventured the efi'ort doubtfully. The
patronage received has -induced a desire to
increase the size of the paper and he hopes
thereby to increase its popularity and -useful
ness. This would require the purchase of a
new Press and additional type, the cost of
which would not fall short of $400 or 8500.
This outlay, under present circumstances
might endanger the existance of the paper,
whilst it would certainly curtail its profits
more than 50 per cent.
With a view of rendering it easy for every
reading man in the District to subscribe and
to make it an object to do so, the Proprietor
has reduced the price, (as will be seen by re
ference to the terms,) and if a corresponding
increase of patronage is received, the paper
will be enlarged.
With grateful acknowledgments f or the
liberality hitherto shewn, "The Banner" is
cast to the breeze for the second year, with
the buoyant holies of youth-and its best
wishes for the. continued prosperity of its
Of Conunon Pleas and General Sessions
for Sumnter District, began its sittings on
Monday, 1st. inst., his Honor Judge JosIAn
J. EVANS, presiding.
The business on the Dockets cannot be
disposed of in six lays. Notwithstanding an
Extra Court held by Judge WaIJLAW in Jui
ly last, there still remain on the Issue Docket
74 old cases-and at the lowest calculation
50 new ones will be added.
There is a heavy Docket preparing for the
criminal side of the Court. On the Traverse
Docket are 14 old cases, two for assault with
intent to kill; other Indictments for a like
offence have ben given out by the Solicitor.
Two cases for murder against the unifortu
nate Reuben S. Stark, who paid the debt of
nature, by hanging, itn July last, are still n
that Docket-and the Solicitor has under
consideration two new cases of a like nature.
Independently of these, there a-re numerous
cases of a milder character for libel, assaults,
batteries, negro trading, bastardy, larceny,
The Judge seems determined to miake an
impression on the business inl the Court, but
we fear that its accumulation will prove too
hard for him. No Extra Court can be order
ed between this and the Sprig Term;- the
unfinished business of the present Term
must tiod its wav, with the new business, to
the same Docket at the next Te'rmn-:,u Extra
Court in Ju ly or Aumgust will Ibe thle ret-uhl.
The experimnent of a Teirmi of two weeks
has cleared the D~ockets at Co!umbIia--whyv
niot give two weeks to Sumter, at least until
the busintess itl intishied. T/'Irer wreeks oif couirt
have prolved iniitiien~tt for severail veatrs
past-thle businecss of te I)ist rici demnans
Iou:r. Cannmot our Sentoirs and til tpre'senta
t ives d'eVise., int their wvisdome, some~t le,.-ltion
scuitable to ou.r condijtioni! The~ next sos.
sicin of t he !.egndatu. re will :t! '.rI ai tit occat
sicon for the t rial.
rThe p~roceeditigs ot the mecetmog of the Biar
in to-dlay's piaper int relation to the death of
the dist inguishted Jutdge, whtose namte is at the
head of this article, containt further endleices
of the high esteem in whichl lie wats held.
The expressed oiion oft thle entire Bar
throughout the State is, thait Chncellor Il.iu
PEn was oneo ot the best of Judmckes, ats well as
a mtost excellenit man. Thecre is abuntdatt
internal evidentce in the pubbmlshed procee.1
ings oif the various meetitogs that~t thte opin
ion expressed is the opinion euraine':I. .-nd
South Carolina, small as sihe is, his beenm
prolifie of great mien ; but their nmnbter lhas
been dlecreaised lby the deatht of II att'en.
In accordance- with the third resolution, af
ter the opiening of the (ciurt yestertay imor
ninig, the H on. 1'. J. .Mo st.s pretedttct thle
proceediings to his !I onor the presidlinig J iulge
together with an aippropriate atddress.
Judge EvaSs respondedcjt birietly btut forci
bly, grantitng the tmotion atid expressing htis
hight regard for Judicge Iflimtrten, whtomt hte had
long known, not ontly itt boyhoodl, bitt in tm
turer years and int ol tge.
Since our last, thtere have becen not further
acdvic-es from Eurcope, bitt in 'htarlestcon the
state cof the mnarket is glcooimy. The cdec-linec
in that mtarket sintce the late newvs, " is fullv
1 3-4 a 2 Cenits per lb."---the hightest riuota
being 9 cts.
In New York, (says thte corresponidett
Charleston Courier,) October 2,. theo trains
actions added tip 2000 bales ntearly all for ex
port tc France andl the Medliteraean--....rate
being in favor of the buyer. Tlhere are few
buyers for manufacturing, atnd no appearatce
of speculatiotn. To'p of the mtarket hi 3--1 cts.
October 26th, (says samte,) the cottntmar
kot is still in favor of thte buyer, atnd the mar.
kot is freely supliedoi at the contcessioris de.
mandled. Tho sales cii t hat clay were 100(1
bab's ttost le for then ......,......, .t . ic e bi
little or no inquiRYfor QGreat Britain and n
We siil.thkinlthis thiheavy darknpsa be
fore the breialj of -day.h Te.troitbled water
musnt sooner or later becomne still,.the ruanut
f"e.t'urer and ispculator againut htlieir bari
on the Jeep.
'Ae following Aiticle'--copied frpm' the
Charleston Mctioyffets obr warmest ap
probation.. SouthD (aroiiia with*'her wonted
liberality appropriated $2,Ofort'e purpos
of'9e'Cring to her iment, such attentioi
and comfort ap cdin 'life imperatively de
man.ded. This'slhe dt when her-Regunen
was first enlistid, dnd all her sons in ful
health arid: 1igor. Now. hat the Regimen
has been mowed down by death from the die
eases of the clinlate and the deadly mnissille
ofthe enemy, what course could be pursue<
more worthy of herself, and what act woult
be regarded by posterity as more- worthy c
praise and exultation than that proposed b;
-LYcURGLSg. The names of the 'olicers of th(
Palnetto Regiment. will live in history ant
song, whilst noble deeds continue to be ap
preciated. Give to them and the privates
common monument. Let Carolina's sons il
future ages read in gilded letters before lie
capital the names of her immortal sons.
'I'he Palmetto Rfimne.-Again our de
voted regiment has met the enemy, and agail
poured out its blxd in torrents. Where al
have sull'ered heavily, it has the sad yet prou
distinct ion of haing sufibred most. Of th
moist - who survived unhurt the dreadful fiek
of Cturubusco,.imore than half have beer
stricken down at .hapiltepec. Every fieh
oflicer-nearly every commissioned officer
has been killed or wounded. This heroit
corstancy they knew .was expected of thei
at home; and the'aOhs of Carolina rever disap
poit her. Goliantly imnd gloriously hav
those she sent tt Mexico performed their du.
tv. She m'ust ilotbe imnindful of her owr
They have been prodigal of lie; she nmst h
generous (if her love, her honor, and her trea
sure. The families of all, the living and th
dead, whose circumstances require it, inus
he provided for. . If the State may not gran
large pensione, let no man who is a man aM
a Carolinian stand back. The wives an
children, the widows aid orphans, of I he brav
men who have illustrated our chivalry, ar
kindred to us all, anid eititled to share ou
last dollar. Is there one who will not be prou
to own them, and to acknowledge their rights
Bit thse State must do her part. Let he
at once tike the proper measures to brin
hoime fronm Mexico, at the expense of the pub
lie treasury, tle retmains of her slain, and de
liver thnfr theirirespect ive families.' It i
her sacred, her pamnttal duty, to do this. Sh
muet do more: her intrepid sons who hav
fallenm in battle-have left to her, as their com
mn1112 mother, -the fame of their deeds an
inemories: It i a noble legacy, and mnust b
preserved forever.--Let a marble monumei
he erected in front of the State House, 0i
which the mune and.:- rank of each, and tih
.day and spot ou1which lie fell shall be engrav
ed, that in all *tigie t-o come they may b
known. Thius gill jit only her heroic deai
be honored. but her youth in every generatior
going up there to read the immortal, reister
shall be filled with the inspiring hope ol pac
ing their own names upon it.-Lv:cuLus.
Alas ! how the Mighty have fallen ! Tb
people of Massaciusetts trere once patriotic
they were then poor, they are now rich..
They. have growvn rich at the expense of th
hiEmplel of the South. They sold its thei
.slaves, put our mooney into their pockets
then turnied their attention to mnanufactumrin
Co.'tton, Tlarifu, Rebellion and TIreason.
slr..Jetlhrson says,"Cultivators of the earti
are thme motst valuable citizens. They ar<
ihie miost vigorous, the most. independen~t, tht
imost virtuous, aind they are tied to their coun
try, amid wedded to its liberty and interests b;
i le miost laisting bionds."' In Coumparing thi
seafrimng anid nyainfacuring claisses, he say,
I 1 find the -former thme muost valuable citizen:
I emsideir the class of artinleers as the pa nders..
rice and the- iru rments bywh)uick:Jhe liherties pf
cuntury (are genecrally ovrerturnrid." If the,upir
ito the people of Massachusetts is to b
gathered from her Press-from her conveni
tione, and from ilie declarations of her leadin,
cit izens--then weigh her " in the scales (
Justice."' aind she " will be found rranting
int paitriotism*; shte will be found the pande
vj tie, and a fit instrunment for the destrut
tin of the liberty of the country.
"Treason against the UT. States shall con
sist only inlevyintg war against them, or adhe
ring to their enmies, gii ing them aid anm
roumfort'-Daniel Webster in his Sprintgfiel
spechl said. "''The character of the wit
against Alexico is vicious ; it is a wvar
pretexts." lie says, Taylor's army invade
Alexican territory, that scas Nt chaimied b,
our Congres~s, andl declares the war was con:
iimnced by us. " It is a war in which Mlexi
co has the griecanuce, and u-c strike the fira
blow. Shne hasthe promninant complaint, am
tu- commtenced hostilities"-lieo congratui
lates hiiiselfin having oppoased his own goi
ernmenton, in cr-ery step taken amgauinst her en
emny.. Would not such a man raise a " l
JLiglm/for thme benetit of the enemtiy ! does hi
not give them " aid and comfort"! I [is oppos
titn to his' own goverinmet is openly avowe,
anii active,hle is iiot a neutral,is lie not) an adh,
rent of the oneumy ; is he nt~ aI'raitor ! Sul
poseo Webster- wvithi the army ini Mex ico, tall
ing and act ing i like manner-Scott wotil
sorm create a firm of " Riley and Webister,
or hantng him hight as I Iayiman.
Webistor's Deril is slave representatimi
"I never have, I tnever shall, I never wi
vote for anyv farther annexation to this countr;
with a slave representation upon it or ini
Muich has been said of late concernming t h
Wd'imot proviso. The sentiment it emubra
ces is a just one," are his emphalntic word..
Th'lis specech was made before the Whi
IConvention of Massahluiset., Mr. AsiA
manw, presiig. Mir. P..lfrey, M. C. propose
[a r'>olution deel'riorg that the whigs of taW
state 'ouldgie ther dupbrtto no Candid
ate* for Presldent..and Vice Preulint who
was not opposed to any farther extension of
i slavery.--This resolution .was laid on the ta
ble, it is true,.but " the'God-like Daniel" was
nominated for President-his treasonable de
clarations and rotten political faith being thus
end~rsed by the whigs of Massachusetts.
The tr.uth is, the Press-the leading men
--and th mass of people of Massachusetts
seem to be lunatic-yet there "is method in
their midness"'-they are far "more knaves
than fools." They spdak the same languaie'.
embrace the' sanii-doctrines and propose onA,
rule of- conduct. They hav" reached. the
height. of political icibuinesa--tley begin to
fester and to stink-in the nostrils ofoll lovers'
of law and order. The cradle of Iiberty has
become the "hot-bed" of all sorts of political
absurdities, monstrosities and treasons. In
stead of rocking herself into a quiet in her o'd
r age,she has lashed herself into a fury--she re
sembles an infuriated bull rushing headlong
toward aprecipice. She rsembles the "roar
ing Lion going about seeking whom he may
devour,"-like a madmnan resolved on self
destruction, she seeks the destruction of all
within her reach.
As a specimen of the Massachussetts
press, we give place to the following deli
cious morceau of which the " Boston Her.
aid "is the reputed father
"Ascertain whether there are any, and
I how many, colored citizens of Massachusetts,
unjustly detained in South Carolina, or who
have been sold from the prisons of that paltry
state into bondage. If there be any victim's
then proceed! to reprisals, since neither the
laws of the Union nor the General Govern
inent afford us any redress. Authorize the
three-fifths rule to citizens of South Carolina
found within our borders; seize them at-liar.
vard University, -at the Tremont House,
wherever they can be found; three for every
two citizens of Massachusetts who are detain
ed in, or have been sold from South Carolina;
and if the number be odd, take iwofor the last,
one. Empower him to shut them up, and
t treat them precisely as our free negroes
t are treated in Charleston-to cntiscate
I South Carolina property, and to blockade
I Sou:h Caroli na ports. We should soon bring
the guilty oligarchy to reason. We are
strong, she is weak--she is poor, we are rich.
r We have an able bodied population of nearly
a million; she barely two hundred thousand."
rr 'The Charleston Courier again brings
us news fromA Mexico. The James L. Day,
- sailed from Vera Cruz on the 19th tit., and ar
rived at New Orleans, on the 23d Do.
On the 25: Sept. Gen. Santa Anna sum
muoned Col. Childs surrender the American
forces under his command at Puebla. Here
are "the Demand and Refusal."
t Comwnnications beftieen Gen. Santa Anna
and Childs. at Puebla.
- I have taken possession of this city with
the army under my command, for the purpse
I of operating upon the several poirits f6Riid,
and occupied by your Excellencr, and also
with the view of liberating its inhabitants
front the domination of the forces of the Uni
ted States from whon they have already suff
cred too much. But before commencing any
operations of a military character, I have con
sidered it my duty to act in obed.ence to the
I impulses of humanity, and consequently re
- quest that your Excellency will please evacu
. ate thts city wihim a certain and peremptory
space of tim ae, it becing known to you at the
-s:unse tunme that you can depart with all the
honors of war, either to form a junction wvithI
,Gen. Scott, or the forces of your country at
P'erote, according as it best suits your plea
sure. But shotuld this courteous request of
mine he unheeded by your Excellency, then,
althouttgh to mue it is a painful alternative, I
shall connunence to assault yottr positions, be
cause there exists in the vicintity of your Ex
cellencp, an army of 8,O00fi mnen w~hio are de
termtined that the rights of their nation shall
be maintained and respectedl.
God and liberty, headqtuarters in 'Puebla,
September '25th, 1847.
ANTONIO L.OPE'4 DE SANTA ANNA.
To Setnor Colonel ID. Thomas Childs, comn
m anuder of the United States army situated
u in Loreto.
I IEADQUARTERS, CITY OF P1!:EBLA, MEXIc'o,
September '25th, 1847.
To hisa Excellency D). Antonio Lopez dec San
ta A nna, General-lin Chief ,4 the Mexrican
i Army in front of the oky :
,Sir-I had thme honor of receiving, at 2
o'clock this afternoon, your Excellency's let
r ter of this date. Int it you were pleased to
- notify me of the fact that you had taken pos
session of this city, for the purpose, as you de
clare, of restoring to the full enjoyment of
their liberty its citizens who have hitherto
suffered so much from the United States ar
i my. You likewise were pleased to offer cer
:1 tamn stiplulations to this garrison, provided
rthat it would, wvithtin a fixedl timte, abandon the
pointt of dlefence which it now occupies.
f With iregard to the assertion of your Excel
Ilency, which implies that the inhtabitants of
P luebmla have beent tmaltreated by the United
States troops, I wholly deny it. Ont the con
trary, I assure you thtat the property and the
privileges of all Ihave been mnainttai nedl, and
Irespectetd with the greatest scrupulousness,
indeed, so mutch so has it been done, that its
p larallel cannot be fotund itn the annals of war.
And I wotuld most willingly leave it to the
- most intelligent and impartial portion of the
- pop~ulationa of the city to decide, from whicht
e of the two contending parties they have re
a ceived the most injuiry andr molestation ;whe
thor it is front their oivni countrymen or the
- troops of thme Utuited'States.
I WiVth regard to that particular part of your
- Excellency's letter which demnands the sur
.render, wvithinu a fixed time, of all the positions
tnow occupied by the tr'oops under my comn
-mand, I can only say itt reply, that having
Ibeeni htntored with the duty of gtuarding anE
protectim~ them, it is eqtually my greatest
wish an? p-tramnount obligation to preserve
them to the last ; and I am fully satisfied that
I shall bo abale to defend them suiccessfully,
Imiasmuch as I havo at my disposal all the re,
sottrces essential to its lull and complete ac
With considerations in the highest degree
respectful, I have the honor to be your most
- obedient servant.
TilOMAS CILDS, Col. U. S.Army,
Civil and M1ilitary Governor.
- September '27th at 6 P'. Mf.--The Mexicans
I op~enedl a heavy cannonade upon thte Ameri
t cans from three points. T'lu conidimesntn
was returbed of course-Iuebla r n
September 2&h- "SA"TA AxA ti the
system of cotton bales, and on that day and
the next, there was considerable fSr-ig W!e
have no account of the damage done on eI
September 30th.--Arco Iris says: '"To.
day 'partial tranquility reigns in the city
Now and then can be heard the report of a
cannon and the exilosion of some grenad
thrown in the direction of San Juan del io,.
in the, rear of whose church General REA.'
last 'night concludped a battery, with which
'he 'inteids to ,op.90 upon $n Ji'-(thae
-"-Our soldiers (the Mexicans,) are coma.
plaining very much, and say that they are
ready to die of hunger, not hving receivedi
any thing in the shape of provisionsfr sonle.
"The greatest enthusiasm, against the
Americans prevails thimglesfti the entire
We are now left in he- dak till Oct. 2d
Same paper saye: "'Sinee SANTA ANNA's
drirrture the cannonading has totally slack
ened ol'" What become of the cotton bag
fort, and the ''army of R,000 men who are de
termnined that therighlts-of their nation shouldy
be maintained and respected !', Why, the
cotton bales were burned up-and SANTA AN.
x.v on the 1st October sallied outref Pieblo,.
at the head of 2000 cavalryand Infantry and
three pieces of artilleryrintending to attack
General Lavz then on his maroH to Perote.
But all the Braggart''s men except- 180 hus-.
sars of his personal guasds- pronoUncedl
against him, aledging that they were firmly.
convinced that their further.continuance at
the disposal and' under the odlew of the ex
President would only be followed'~by their'
complete sacrifice; and that withal, their
country would not derive the slightest bene
fit. They denounced him as a trator, incom-.
petent, unskilful and of course unworthy of
SANTA A.;A was ordered by his govern.
ment to Queretaro, but he reftised and star
ted for Oaxaca, and the Mexicans themselves
say he is making his way to Guatemala, for
the purpose of leaving the Republic of Mex
October 15th.-General CranL-!NG disarmed.
65 men of the Massachusetts Regiment for
mutiny and insubordination, detaclied them
from the Regiment and ordered them to the
Castle of San Juan de Ulloa " for such duty
as may be performed by soldiers, who are
found unworthy to carry arms, and are a
disgrace and a neusance to the army.". A .
goodly repast and a here's reward awaiteach of
those 65 scoundrels, upon his arrival inold
Massachusetts, "There she stands-look at
-her for yourself." This is the brst occasion
of the kind in the Mexican war. -
Gen. I.ane with his command was at Pe.
rote on the 4th Oct.
Capt. Truett with 200 mounted volunteers
and Capt. Armstrong, with 160, went out of
Vera Cruz Oct 13th, by order of GeIL Patte:.
son to scour the country and rid it of the gur.
rilla parties. The two parties were success
ful in killing considerable numbers of the
enemy and in re-takiug arms &c. Gen. P'.
highly approved of the proceedings of Copt.
T. and A.
Tribute of Respect.
At a meteting of the Bar of Sumter Dii
trict and the several Officers of the Courts,
hold otn the 26th October, for the purpose of
expressing their sense of the public loss oc
casioned by the death of Chancellor WVM
IIARPERn, the lIon. F. J. MosEs was called tou
the Chair, and E. M. ANDERsoN', Esq., reques
ted to act as Secretary'.. On assuming the
Chtair, Col. Moses made a few pertinent ie
marks, sketching briefly the prominent points
in the htistory of the lamented Chancellor,
and concluded by saying that if ever a public
man in South Carolina died without enemies,,
that man was Chancellor HJaarga.
The following resolution was then adop
Resolrnd, That a Committee of five be ap
pointed to draft suitable Resolutions in rela-.
tion to the sad intelligence of the death of
The following gentlemen were a ppointed
of the Commnittee: A. C. Spin, Es. CoL
J. B. Miller, WVm. Haynsworth, Esq., S.
Magrant, Esq., J1. S. G. Richardson, Esq.
'I he Committee after retiring a few mo
ments, submiitted the followving Report:
TJhe Committee, appointed "to draft suita
ble Resolutions in relation to the sad intelli
gence of the death of Chancellor WVu. Hai
PR.n" submit the following Rerport:
We htave received the intelligene af ano
ther atilicting dispensation of I'rvidence, in
thevtemoval of the Hion. Wu Haarmsu, fromn
the sphere of his useful labors. W~e cannot
forego the occasion to mingle our voice with
that of the Bar throuightout the State in ex
pressions of sorrow at the unwelcomne, yet
ttot unlooked-for event, anid to declare our
high regard for his character as a man-and a
citien, as well as for his integrity and learn
ing as a Judge. - -' .o
Simplicity of manners, purity and kindness
of heart, were Chancellor HARPER's charac
teristics as a man. Vigor of intellect, close
analysis, patient investigation, IIptht of' re
search, extensive learning, iippartirlhty :and
incorrutption h's characteristics as a Jurast.
Chanicollor HIARPIEn was regardedi as a
learned and upright Judge not only by tho
Bair of this State, but his decisions on resed
questionsm of lawv, have given him distinction
heyond its limit, and have secured for him
the first rank amongst learned anid uptight
Thervoi created by the loss of such a
man cannot be easily filled, an-l his death
mutst be regarded as a pubi.c calamity.
Resiohd, That in the death of Chancellor
WILuIuM HARrERt, the State has -sustained
the loss of one of her noblest, :puret and
most distinguismhed publict servants, and one
of her best and wisest citizens.
Reolm e. T'hat whilst we know6or cond,.