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TW apusEsq., Camden, S. C. Tm WzERE Iilsua4-Persons oC va rioub employments dtring th~past week took a hliday nd, in compliance with the Invitation to the State, passed it in Charleston in attendance on the festival in honor of the Palmettb Regiment. Among others, our printers availed themselves of the occasion and joined thi afello eiii. zens in honoring that heroj b n%.ince their return, the indispoition of one pre. vents the issue of more reading matter than is contained in our sheet of to-day. With this apology to our patrons, we crave their Indulgence, with the certainty that their liberality will grant it, on ac count of the circumstances of the occa sion which cause us to request it. COMMUNICATIONS. We have on habd several communica. tions which have been necessarily post poned on account of the pressure of more important matter. COTTON. The latest report from the Charleston market represents the price of cotton at from 5 1.8 to 6 3.4 ets. COMMERCIAL REVIEW. The July No. of this Review is receiv ed, commencing the First No. of the 6th volume. The work has been regularly published nearly four years, and with sig nal success throughout the South and West, the interests and resources or which it points out and faithfully keeps before the public. MAIL FAILURES. The mail, due at this place from Char. leston on Saturday, the 29th ult., failed to arrive. Whose fault this is we know not. The failures of the mails due from Char leston were, not long since, so frequent, that many complaints were made, and with reason, when it is considered that this is the distributing ,pffice of the dis Atrict. In consequp, f:th'last failure, we shall be for ali eek, from the 27th of July to the't August, without letters and papers from Charleston. This is noticed that it may be brought before those whose duty it is to attend to it, and that a similar recurrence, if possi ble, may not again take place. We request the Charleston Courier to take notice of this matter, tnat it may come before the eyes of the pro'ner author ities and receive their attention. THE COLUMBIA FESTIVAL. The festival in Columbia on the 26th uit, in honor of the Palmetto Regiment is represented as being a grand affair and well worthy of Columbia, the capital of the state. It was held in the College Campus under the noble elms wvhich a dora the spot, and wvas attended by the chivalry and heauty of the state. John S. Preston, Esq. delivered an eloquent address, welcoming back the Regiment to their native soil. The Hon. WV.C. Pres ton was President of the day. Thousands flocked to the city and participated in the ceremonies and festivities of the occasion. Many fair ladies were present, and are said to have carried by storm the stout hearts of the gallant Palmettoes. THE CHARLESTON FESTIVAL. The failure of the Charleston mail due on the 29th uilt. deprives us of a minute account of the festivities of the 28th in that place in honor of the Palmetto Regi ment. In general language the visiters - to the city inform us that every thing wvas happily conducted t .the honor of the Palmettoes and th en ga~inment of thou sands of visiters who fiocked to the city. Ae~ * .Some Are of ojiiniod'lhat the number of' strangers in thge city did not equal that presented on the 4th of July. Still, thou. sands were present to do honor to the So. Carolina Regiment and to show their ap preciation of the conduct of their gallant fellow, citizens, when armed and acting as soldiers of the republic. THE COMPROMISE BILL. The Compromiue bill, brought forward by Mr. Clayton of the Committee on teri tories, of thich Mr. Calhoun was one, and which is Intended to sot at rest all ques tions of a Wilmot proviso nature, meets the apikrobation of the South, and hats conme before the senate, after having safely pats. sod the eagle scrutiny of Mr. Calhoun. It Is considered as the only thing wvhich can now settle the question, am~d recog nizes the rights of the-South more by the principal of non-interference and general silence ont the subject of' slavery than any r ethtanequeston o iout d "ully" I oet. heir, determ oatini tht~hy nOf 11d beg. m set. leAnitely a ndat once. dEN. TA'YLO'S ACCEPTANCE. Gen. Tyloh'a er, i lvch he ac. 6eta the noiation oi tlhe late whig con. verion for the presidency, has at last ap. pgeared, written in his usual terse style. oHe cordially accepts the nomination, but with a sincere distrust of his fitness to ful. Pil,the duties of the office, whileghe' will Andeavor in case of his eloction'o to act is to preserve-undiminished the prosperi. yad reputation of our common country. FOR THE BANNER. Mr. Edilor:-The late proceedings had in Charleston in relation to the sub ject that now agitates the people at large Dali for some remarks however trivial in point of merit they may be. .I allude to the late democratic meeting in relation to the nomination of Gen. Taylor for the Presidency, and their determination to support that nomination, a determination for which they can show no reasons, and if any, they necessarily are btit 'sljght ynes. Gen. Taylor, however deserving lie may be of the office, cannot expect to be supported by the South. His principles ire in direct opposition to ours, and con requently favor those of the North. It has been avowed that he is a south 3rn man, and that he is a large slavehol.. Mer; and it has also been said that his ser. vices to the country entitle him to the of. ice. No man gives him more credit han myself for the services he has ran. lered our country, but why should that reason be the means of elevating him to he chief magistracy? Gen. Taylor has ]one a great deal, but others have per ormed equally as much. Look back to he public life of Gen. CASS, and mark its ourse. You will perceive the benefit hat has accrued to the country from him; besides in the latter We find a staunch Demo-rat. All his principles tend to shew it; they coincide with ours as near is possible. It is impossible for one man's principles to conform to those of every 3ther, without varying in some degree. Gen. Taylor, it is true, is a slave-holder; but how easy is it to dispossess himself at any moment of such property, as it is very readily converted. May lie not, if elected, immediately dispose of such slaves and invest the proceeds in some of the northern states in property more a vailable, and of a nature that cannot be injured by the grdat question now at stake? Suppose such to be the case, what interest wili he have in the institu tions of the South, and what difference will it make to him, if slavery should be abolished? All his letters, both public and private, shew that his principles are northern, in other words, that he is a thor Dugh wvhig. For those, if for none others, however much we may admire him for his gallant conduct as a soldier and re spect him as a man of integrity and un blemished character, we cannot, with jug. Lice to ourselves and to posterity, sacrifice our principles, our interests, and our in. stitutions, to pcersonal friendship. The whigs at the next session of Con gress are expected to have a small ma jority. What disadvantages, therefore, will we not labor under, if thc question of slavery is brought forward, of which there is no doubt? Gen. Taylor has re'peated. ly implied that ho will not exert that pow. er, which he alone wvill have at command, -I mean the right of vetoing. The South, then, ifhle is elcted, is at his mner cy. Therefore, if they valuo their insti tutions, and desire a DEMlOCRAT to fill the presidential chair in 18490, let them stand up to the motto, PRINCIPLEs NOT MEN." The South needs a true Demnocrat and wvithaI a statesman to fill the presidential chair during the ensuing term. No man is more wvorthy of thatoflice, and in whom they can without distrust repose more confidence thant LEWIs CAss, for all that can he said to the contrary by a fewv so called democrats, wvho are influenced by the blustering and raillery of some ambi tious demagogues, wvho have everything to gain and nothing to lose in the event of his defeat,-an event that is as impro bable as that the moon and stars are one object, if the South wdillonly unite as in 1843, and again put the whigs at success ful dofianace.- "Fugil irrevocabile tempus.'' T~e~refore, let the South rally around the Democratic standard before it is too late, and success is certain. JEFFERSON. CELEBRATION OF THE 4TH JULY, SANTEE, CLARENDON. The 72d Anniversary of American Imde pendence was celebrated by a large and re-. upectablo number of bodh sexes at \Voods gtrove, a shady retreat near the Clarendon Post ofiice, n Tuesday, the 4th. At 12 o'clock, a procession was formed by the Marshal ot the day Capt. RICuAD HIAvuswvoarT[ to es cort the Reader and Orator to the stand. The Declaration of Independence was then read in an elegant and impressive manner ilidii 6flthih~w" -1witt LIIe princlpleaof liberty a ra woa at' Rnnymed rom Foh was, peculiarl foliiltous ihii re marks 'upon the.. and ruinous 'licyf the mother count her colonices- pe apropriatelyof 0 IMather $hC gihi heroism, specimens ' nord aship and instances'of his patrltiem at justified his being called "frst 'lI peace and frst in war". He spoke of the general dif'usion of liberal principles .throughout the old world, of the dawn of a brighter aid bet tor day for them-and as all proceeding from the example set them by. us-the example of. a great and united people testing sudcessful ly the capacity of man for self-government. e spoke of the great march of our country to wealth, power and greatness as being un precedented in the annals of history, and the, great obligations we were under to Him who' in the plenitude of his benevolence not only encompasses nations and people around with his mercy but "tempers thewind e'entothe shorn lamb." He spoke of the unprecedented vic tories in the valley of Mexico and the revel. ling of the "b'hoys in the halls of the Munte zumas." The topics touched upon were handled with much ability, but time and space will prevent our commenting fully up on them; but we would be doing injustice to the young orator were we to neglect to speak of the rich and classic language with which he poured out his thoughts-it was from the, "pure well of English undefiled." We will say this, that we would be as delighted to reach Captain DAVIS' oration in print, as we were gratified hearing it. At three o'clock the company sat down to a sumptuous dinner and after the cloths were removed, the following toasts were drunk (with Pages port), Wa. MAzrc PAvis ac ing as resident and Dr. MCCAULET, as Vi .'REGULAR TOASTS. 1. The day we celebrate: Whilst the San tee continues to bear the tributes of the mountain to the ocean, the 4th July shall be remembered, and the glory of this day shall stimulate the breast and nerve the arm of un born freemen. 2.' The Gorernor of the State: Worthy of the high and honorable station he occupies. Under his idministration peace has reigned within our borders-prosperity has hovered over our institutions. 3. John Caldwell Calhoun: By his inexo rable will, proud self-reliance, and over-mas toring intellect he has successfully breasted the storm of federal encroachment and rolled back with his herculean arm the fearful waves of monopoly and protection which once threatened to ongulph our country. To him are we indebted for advocacy, maintain ance and successful establishment of those great principles of which we are now reap. ing the full fruition. 4. Andrew Pickens'Buler: His high char acter, spotless integrity and eminent ability, enlist our fullest admiration; whilst his zeal, energy and devotion to the rights and inter est of the south, justify us in calling him her stern and uncompromising defender. I. Gen. Zack. Taylor: The genius which planned and the talents which accomplished the victory at Buena Vista - belonged to no ordinary man. It is the brghest laurel in the chaplet of .Taylor and enwreaths his name with a halo of unfading glory. Alay lie be called by his grateful countrymen to preside over the destinies of that nation whose honor lie has so gloriously maintained on the field of battle. 6. Gen. W~infield Scotu: The brightest page of American history will ho the record of hits victories in the valley of Mexico; they have acquired for him the most resplendent and enduring fame, whilst they verify that oblo quy is a neceesary ingredient of true glory. anid that calumny and detraction are essen tial parts of triumph. 7. Palmietuolegtment: The brilliant achiev ments of this gallant regiment have reflect ed a halo of glory upon our State. Let us prove ourselves sensible to their deeds, and let the recollection of their noble sacrili. ces and patriotic devotions be cherished by every genuine Carolinian. 6. The "Emerald Isle": T he mother of manyii noblie aiid gallant spirits. But none ha~ve evinced more disinterested patriotism or more gatry in leading ;m army to victory than G en. James Shields. 9. The Federal Constitution; Let us re vere it as an embodiment of the principles best calculated to promote thme initerest and happiness of mankind: May it ever be ad. mimsteredl in tihe spirit which controlled its Iirst formation. 10. The Union: Purchased by the blood and sealed by the martyrdom of our sires; let us cing to it, and cherish it as the great est booni anmd richest legacy we can bequeath to our children. 11. The Iheroes of the Recrolution: They cahnly slumber beneath a soil consecrated by their blood. Hjistory has done them juas tice, a nation has emibal med their memories. "How securely sleep the brave wvho sink to rest. WVith all their country's wishes blest." 12. Washington: Language cannoW do him justice-eulogy cannot exalt. To be called the "father of his country" is panegyric enough. 13. TIhe Ladies: The last and most per fect work of that great architect of whlom S3cotia's "peasant poet" has becaufully sung "his prentice hand, le tried on man, And then he made the lassies 0." VOLUNTEER TOASTS. By I I. D. Beothune--The Palmetto Regi ment: The glory acquired by this gallant no gimuent is the common patrimony of the State; let her notp prove herself unworthy of such an inheritance by not providing for the wid owa. and orphans of thme tallen. By Joseph Ilowell-The stars and striges: The emblem of our nationality. It was first unfurled to the breeze in the gloomy days of '76. It now waves from ocean to ocean, and seems likely to extend from pole to isthmus. By T. Burgess-Gen. James Shields: Son of the Emerald Isle ; worthy of the first presidential chair in his native country. By Squire Win, F. Ervin-Thememory of Andrew Jackson:~ The hero of Sew Orleans, lie gave the lnst blow in the late war *nd humbled the pride of our ndvnrsarieu. hu . . .ld Isinr4itbirA_ o tid a'~~ n houn the upoInthihatp o heda ace. <By Dr. MeG The ability v hisaid os the Lindnespo a das' with the pride of thi Ohl the ;".a.chl point him ou 0so of 0els. By John T6" Uhka bii is, without increase, W out dititIed, w should neither enlargo nor surrender it By the Committe The orator of the'day his address-has evince'd leainig' patriotism and ability, weconigratulate him upoteli'abhd manner in which ho has acquitted himself., This was. replied' to int! very approprite manner by the orator of the day, and biri turn gave the following Lt.-(. Willis Qaig of 1hw Pamredo The warm and sincere friend-the tino.and firm patriot. In lia death l 61ety lisl166t ar ornament and our country a brave and 4c. complishod soldier: may his memory -ei live in the affections of his countrymen.;1 By John F. Jann-May the time soon ar rive when we may beat our swords 1rite ploughshares and our- spears into p-uning hooks and pursue the "ways of- pleasantnees and the paths of peace." By W. AColclough-The Dcclaration fj Independence: A beacon to guiddi.he faithful and a terror to tyranta. .:: . By Dr. John . Ingrain-The 4th July : The birth day of liberty's nation, may we never cease to celebrate it while. patriotism has a shrine or virtue a follower. By James Blair Hilton-Gen. Z. Taylor. Wit pledges or no pledges, we feel satisfied that lie will decide ably, honestly, and fear. lessly, all questions that may constitutionally come before him as President.. He has cho. sen his political - position; may it prove as impregnable as his military one was at Buena Vista. By Moses M. Benbow-..on. J. A. Wodd. ward. Our distinguished Representative in Congreqs; we desire a continuance of his services. The committee of arrangements being de. sirous to manifest their .appreciation ot the 'ofty courage and noble conduct of Lt. C. S MELLETT in sustaining so nobly the-honor of the -countryg,.and the chilvalric character .oc the State in the memorable battles in Mexi. co, had extended a letter of invitation to h1i to which he replied, lamenting that- profes. sional business prevented his attending, fiuit gave the following sentiienti The Committee of Armnqefmenfsf-You conduct upon the present anN all domer ac. casions, prove concluuively your lofo;( lib; erty and attachment ,to - country, aU& -that you have minds to plan and handa to execute all preparations necessary for celebrating the great anniversary.of our. Independence. By the President of the Dayr-The memo. ry <f Lt. J. W. CanlCy: He obeyeod the firsi summons of his country's call to arms.-.and1 a mare gallant spirit or a braver soldier nov. or went forth to battle. Though it wa. o his hot to live to wear the laurels he had-s: valiantly won, yet lhe has left- an enduring fame and undying namie-:may mny son mnakt just such a man. By the Vice President-The memory og Mt. J. M. Murphy: Though no monumenta marble or sculptured urn, marks the spol where lie his reamins, his manly virtues -ant noble traits of head and heart are enshrine< in the memory of friends. Withi this sentiment the company disper sod-no incident occurring -to mar the pleas antry or the occasion, It had been the "feas' of reason and the flow of soul", mIrth anc hilarity had prevailed and moments fled or downy wings, and the evening shades anc the glowing west but too soon proclaimed -tha speed of wvinged day, and the hour (in thesi miasnmatic regions) toe ryeannin News will please coj yand obli IN HONOR OF THE PALMETTC 'VOLUNTEERS. SULMTER DISTRICT. A dinner will be given at ,pimterville em Thursday the 17th August next, in honor c Company A, of the Palmetto Regiment. His Excellency the Goierpor and suite, thi Ltt. Governor, the Field and Staf' officers e the Palmetto Regiment, the Captain, Office'r and Privates of Company A, and the Captainm officers and privates of the, diff'erent comnpa unies composing the Palmetto Regiment, eni the citizens of Sumntur and the adjacent Die tricts, and of the State generally, are invite4 to attend. The Sumter Ride. Company Claremont and Clarendon Troop~are also in vited to join and take part in the feativities o the day. The ladies, are particula~rly invited to bi present, for whose accomm'odation every pro par-ation will be made. SAIL. R. CuANDLsa, 1b1oNTGoMtBBY MosEs, .JAM.Es M. NEIscN, JoHNs D. AsfiMoaE, JouN BALLAnn. Corn. of Incitation. Sumnterville, July 24, 1848. The Charleston, Columbia pnd Camdec papers will please copy. ORDER OF PRO SSION FOR 17TI AUGUST. The Marshal appointed by the committei of this District to make arrangements for th reception of Company A, of the Pahraett Regiment, respectfully inform theirfll citizens that the followving Ordq will be served on the 17th day of Auguatnot The procession will fotm on th rtrnsed ,LUTEhE Wedi aher t th r~on ~W1b Ael -& jsaml returned VFOLUNTEE1W Wednedy 1 6t' i Hon. F.I Mese Col. W, i^ettl Maj. J. Bilrtj ( 3. W.Brewifi lJ,~q T. ink Ticket h worth ef c 1st. Aug 1848. - Th6 omite o" nishaDinner td-.. th meet at SumtavH l August, 184&.Bujn efore the Corim r J. C. UmA,11s'W*R :Jot Alug. . THI-StUMTER1 :Will pi 1Ad o c:lpck, A. M4.1,byorerf! RUNAWAY from thb e ton "couty, Gebiglatie January.My ,*r _004 comixkiI an~~zi him about eighteen Said boy when last) et orwa creek, in .Sumter, and isa Districrt at qitme. k~ reward for his theo Jailur of BS mte~ "Te ubmnc ;will be City during the nWof make arangemienty~i~ cure i~fthe shortest tqE peos the Wauiietk fa t ore- in lieu 'theiebf" G ernie 81000 04due each me~ lawv ef 'eati 'deedaahod A, Palmetto Ri~i tember to f charges on his~t"7'" r Just received asfd for', Stu a few Tuerni n r The subscriber k~ecnI toHIRE alAROUCHSi,~ Jul26, 184K - FroW h es~ne' Saturda 'e~n 4 ~ M A ~Ugaqve 'Wytowards Cade orNot Anay comumicatidn rec atl thankfully receivtndb scriber thron hFriedhi1. 17 July 1848. I themb t i~drlz port ehv solici FacA Th 1~ Aa