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e- -11 errn ous nformation about Abe Texas bill, on Satur. day lapt. The House had noX up to Friday night, noted on the bill at alli and there ap. p :red no probability that It wodld.hd spee lily disposed of. The mistakeof the tele. graph originated in the / ashington corres. ponidert of the Baltimore papers telegra h mug to tlie latter his opinion that tI gill would ptss by fifty majoritR It is excoedingly probable, however, that it will eventually pass, and Ihen, the great question involved. is-will Texas consent thus to be mutilated, dismembered, shorn of her power and dominion, for the considera I inn of ten millions of dollars! There may he reason to fear that she will-we do not denyi but there is alsoreason to hope that she will Epurn this proposal to parcel ont wiadobIe doVereignty and set it up ror public sale like the goods of a bankrupt trader. ;o far as we have seen, however low the spirit of Texas may be in the Senate, the spirit at honc is high and determined, and therb appears great unanimity in the re solve-to -defend the old and true limits of the i8tte; to yield nothing either to the se. ductive 'gllttei'. of gold or the sharp gleam * of steel; neijber to barter their rights nor to be bullied but of them. We havo before us some Toxas papers by yesterday's mail. -They speak only w!ib reference to the Comprotiise- bill and to amendments off'ered to it- but their lan guage isjust as applicable to the new bill. The Galveston Journal, (a paper more in clining to. compromise than any other we havo-oon,) of the 7th inst. has the follow. & ing significan' remark on the various steps taken it) Eastern Texas to raise troops for Santit Fe: "Public meetings have been held at vari ous places, at all of which the determination to protect our claims to Santa Fe, at all haz ard s,.was unanimously exprcaed. "From a. personal kiowledge of the sen timent of our Eastern citizens on this sub ject, we speak advisedly when we say thaL they will go as far as the farthest, and to the last extremity defend the rights and honor of our State. Moreover, there are few, if any, dissenters amongst then, and what. they. say they mean. Their. move ients tmay seem rather premature, but they are nevertheless sincere." , The Matagorda Tribune of the 9th Au guast, speaking of the support which a por tion of the Southern people were deluded into giving. Mr. Clay's bill, remarks pithilv: "Here ti Texas, tie 0) people are too sumart to be caught itt such "dead-falls," and if the knowing ones at Washington expected us to commit the suicidal acc of "selling our birth-right for a mess of porridge," they mnissed their mark. Not a man in Texas would dare suggest it, however much he night bePo inclined." To the same effect speaks the Galveston News of-August 7. "Our latest information of the Compro. mise is, that Mr. Bradbury, of Maine, had presented to the Senate a caucus amend mont providing for the appointment of two Commissioners on the part of the United States to meet two on the part of Texas, all clothed with full authority to settle the disptuted boutidary. .We notice thia1t maniy of our, Southern exchanges speak of this as at 'Jilost sensible arrangement to terminate all further diliculties on this embarrassimg subject. If this .State could consistently authorize. her commnissioners to yield up ;.1any prtio~n of. tier ter ior.y claimied ever sinqa4#.aAarationi ndependence in 180fthen this arrangement night indeed result ih'a final and iinicablbsettlemeit. But if: said commissioners shall he instruc ted to miaintain the law 'of our boundary of 18)9, (and such must be their instructions if they are ever appoited,) then it is difli cult to see how this apjpointmenit of comn tnissioners can accomptlish anything. Th le only way. in which such arrangement can result in an amiicable settlement, is upon the hypothesis that the principal pairties shall giv"e the commissioners power to do what they themselves will not conisett t) do. This may appear sensible to somte, hut we think it will he difficult to find t wo muen to w~hom the people of TJexas will con cede the. power tA) part with any or their tetritory.' '-Char. Mecury. AID To PRoFFpssoni WVnsrrn's Fax:m W.-.-A paper has been circulated, during the past week, among the more wealthIy of our citizetns, to raise the sumi of S-10, (100, to be given to the wife and chiildreii of Professor WVebster, to prov'ide for ihiemt, and place them above want durinig life. . The paper is headed by Mirs. George 1'.rk-I moan, wife of the murdered tman, with the sum of $500. The suhser-iptiotns have ali-endy nearly, if not quite, reached thme proposed amonunt. Mr. Andlrews, the jail. or, says that Dr. Webster, ini his opimnion. will hold out. firm to thme last-thmat he has not eaten so heartily for somte t ine past.--1 H is family visitedh himt during last wek, andl remained with htimi until six o'clock. 'They are not aware of the exact timie of4 the execution, hut knnw the day to be fix ed. No persons are allowed to visit hinm, ecept his famtily, and clergynmen, for spir itutal purposes.--Boston .Mail, Aug. 19. GAs Arr'aJaTus ronl I'trT [Du ar. mxnas.---A correspondenit of the liiil~der bays: "I have an apparatus for htght ing" mny own pretnses, constructed on a vyi small scale, consisting of furnace, retoi , veise! for purifyinig, andmi gasoumter, thom" w~hole oceupying a space of onily five feet mitiare, 'Thle material uised for mrakinag gas is thew refuse of the kitchen, such as greas~e or fat of any description, it muatte'rs nout how dirty, as the wvhole is burnt off in thle re tort; it produces a brilliant white lighlt, far . surpassing any gas made ~ from coal. have had it can'stantly in use for eightcett imtonthb-, and no bad results have occurred, although it is in' a thickly Itoptulated nei gh. htorhood. The apparatus is not at all ex. penive: It consists of only three vessels, and .can be adapted to any number of burn oe. Sufficient gas can be made in Otto hour to sutpply one burner for a sit tinig ronin for tw'dlvo hours, at a cost of fthr.E. pence haifpen ny." THfF. LAST PINCt.-A c'lergyflhan at. tentded a enilprit on the scafibld, after the usual prayers, he askes ats a matter of course, And now, ere .I hid you farewell, is there anmy thing I can (10 for you, my poor soul 1 "Yes, sir,' answered the lpinionetd one eagedy,',you can be of the greatest com b.t to moe; juast put. your hatnd in mty po(ck. u v9 ill find n paper of snutt',-do o'pen i~~Idgve mue a pmtch. I cant't heltp mty d do as much for you it yout was int ti Oh~itii, and~ I shall feel obliged to you -tde on asl live.' Tho good divine vexed tj aparting soul by saying any thing about thmem siuqd follyof such regnest ait utch al 1I4fient~, inor the tinfitnmess of the oflice pro-. aijed for ka of his cloth, lie admministeredl a hLast criolation, anud as lie retired, th de condemnied Cinne)r exclairm ~1temoni more, and, ae thte newvspapers T rul v h ruhiog onssion is ,trmn.:.n deat. In1ortant to Cotton Painters. Mr. H-Itary Foster, or this oity,-has been travelling through the counti es of Lowndes, Monroe and Chickasaw, in Mississippi. In1 a letter dated Aberdeen, July *0, 1850, after speaking jn. flattoring..tring r the cotto n and corn crqlpa of those cotiies, ho remarks: ."On theO7th inst. (July. I rode.6ver the crop of my old friend, Charles Gites, esq. Rnd I can truly say that I have never seon eight thousand acres in one crop promising at that date a heavier yield. Ile has had but one cause of alarm, which has almost vanished in the last ten days. A fortnight ago, lie discovered in his fields:great num bors of the flies which are, said to produce the boll woi-m. After some 'reflection 16 conceived the idea of catching thetu with molasses. "Accordingly, he procured a gross of plates, and filled theni vith molasses; he appropriated one plate to every live acres, throughout his fields. The 'result ias been, the death of froma three hundred to tour .u'tidred of these flies every day, until lite whole tribe in and about his plantation have disappeared. Others are following is example, with confidence, that like re sults will attend their eflorts. The plates ire put oi small posts, elevated from twelve to fifteen inches above the tops of the cot toll plnt. - The letter from which the above extract is made was addressed to a gentleman of Ureene county, Alabama, who handed it for publication 1(o the Greensboro' Whig, whence we obtained it. It hiad, however, bmeei previously shiovn to a number of the planters of the county, who were testing the experiment, the sucess of which is thu noticed by the Whig: ''Several of our planters are now trying i new remedy for the fly in cotton, and ap parentiv with great success. The method -onsists iin placing throughout tho field, at regilar intervals, numbers of plates filled ivith molasses, which act as traps for the lies. The plates sliould ble set upoti stakes, b[)out as hi 0hi as the top of the plant, and he imo!asses should be mixed with vine var, to produce fe'rimentation. and thereby hitiusc t lie odor. 'lhe dishes should be set 1 the evening, and some of the planters in Ireen have caught several thousand flies n a single niteht." The AberdeenI independent has the fol owing cioiicerning this expelient; We had occasion to ri&- across the prai. ies west of tils city a fewf days ago. and ,isited platitations o Cotton on which this !permmmt was tried. We saw the phtes f molasses and vinegar, and saw nmnbers if these millers or flies in them. The ex >criment seemns to be entirely successful, Lmd we recomrmend it to all our planting riends for trial forthwithi. The molasses iml vinegar are mixed so as to lie of a thick -osistency, and the plates are pilaced in be ratio of oin to two or three acres. h'le wol worm has been for years the direst of 'nemies to the Cot ton crop. The crops hrough the section we visited were promi. mo; the Corn needed rain very mciti, aind vill sufler if its wants are not supplied. 'ie Cotton is -bout three weeks later, or rounger than at this date in previous years, ind if a fIa orable fill does not gre It, the :rop must suller largely by it. Festival of Juggernaut. A respectable writer gives the following lescription of tlie festival of Juggernaut: Loud woro L-wulhuta of triumaph.. wuriej rreeted our, ears as we approached tho tem le of Juggernaut. Immense were tie nultitudes that thronged around, anid thou ands would tio more' have been tossed han a single gra in tromt a handful of the inest sand. Ini a few mintes' space, we tood in front of the ido!, raised upon its mormous mious car, and surrounded by a vhlel. ho(st oft priests and dlevoltees. TIhme first sensations whi ch I experiencedl in approaching it, weore t hose of horror and hisgiust; but, alas! how were these sensa. ins in a tenthl degree incitreasedl before lie ceremoiesm~ of that day were pist. The ar, .ir tower, on wvhch thle i;yd was raised, tnod at the hieihit. of omnmy eet above the ~round. Its sidles were adorned with mas 'ire andl endmrmu sculp 1tuore, repres~entinmg lhe umoast. lase iv cions forms andl imiages ~'ici the minil ofi lie wvicked could smug. !est The lalt formi on the top was graced itubh an iimumierable crowd of mmosters, id f-iiin, half-beast, in every variety anmd hapxje; antd in the miiidst of these, the idol tself.~ a hi ugo inishapent bIlck if wood, was Ilaced. Its visage was painited blac k, its lmthl was of a bloody colour, its arms were it golid, and its apparel was (If thle richiest ml miost variegaieil coloured silk. There I s:x t, in hiorrid, hiorrid list lessnmess, u poni its letat ed throne, whiide thle priests and their soistan its bowed the~umselves befo re it, andi, v ithI thle imost inmdecetit at tide aiid ges u res, sough lt to propitiate its taviour amid its trac e. Iullu andl bouder were thle shouts >f the multitiude, as iieni, women, andm chid Irenm, all presseid tiorwardl to lay, it it iiighlt ie, even a linger upon~i thle ropes t hat drag. ed thle stuipw.nmdious canir. .\ilaiiy were tie vo rn-oiut antd t ravtel-siileid pigrims wvho venr crushed Io deith, mi thle viam aid emp-i) y struig.ie; liut louitd were the plaimihts chich thiey whoxi ied re. eied, amid a smmiih. emiaiiied upon their chounitenanices event mi hue hitter hiour of de'ithi. A'tt length thle idlol mxov'ed. Th'le eonr mious.' whleels, upon whlieb it wtas support ed, reak ed atil rrianieid benieath Iits weiglut, imid the dleeply indeniteid grouiid shioweid thme ion: xbsity of the pressuire that rilleid alIon' s surface. lIn a shoirt a paceI it stoppued, imi t lhen the wiorshipi uif tliie godiu comiionedei. Th~le chief proests adva'uced, and with myi a lowv sailaam bierani to recite a hiini -oll of iioblscene aiid imdeice'nt verses. Th'lese ire thle songs"' lie exclaiiied, ''with whlich lie g~od is delighted. It is but whein lhe us deaseid thiat Is car will move.' '.- ecordingly t did imove a few paces ini adIvance, when igaini it stopped, aiii ainon a yomtu being was broughit, forward, to attembp:, ii it imiglit b~e, sonotmm iii~t iill niore laiou ils, to piro pitiato his3 god. lIe beganti iia~per---but I cannot, I will nt, carry on the horrible do scripitioni. Fatncy cabnnot piture, the iim agimatiimn cainnot, coniceive thle abhorninat ions of tis woishiip. I turnued awaiy, in swck. ness of heart, and in titter IloathIiing and is.. gust, (ruin the sight; butt a lotid amid renew ed shoiint tell upon my ear, and invohmntari. ly I turn red rotund andl~ saw en emiaciaited andl wori ouit piilgrimn, with a kind iof supler nat tiral I t reingthI, an iia vaihI devotion gleam. inig in his eyes, force his way through the surrouundinig crowd, iiiul prostrate haimiselt on his face ini the very conurse oft lie terri tic car, aind, withI outstretched arms and legs, await unmoiiveid the c~onsiiunationx of hi~s tate. (Oxni lked thle tionderous wheels, andii ore a minuutte haild hipiseid, the minsgumided wretch IhIy crmushxed, dis membiereil, broken ai . lhialeh-ss mass of fleshi, ainil scarcely to he d isti ngiiishedci from lie dutst amioiigst wi'nch lie was ahi nst contcea ledl friom s ighit. Loudi sngs of praise accompanied this aet oi self-devotion, for the tmulItituido believed] that the victim' would he received as a fai. v'iure'l child oif Juggernuaut, axid recalledi itito life ini a state of everlasting hiappiness nru moy SumtervIe, So. ea. 'IVEDNESDAy, AUGUST 28,' 1850. SS. U ichadso3, Editor. HIP Metrs. A. WHITE & Co., are Agents for the -Vann6 In Sunterville. REMOVAL. Tite office of the SUMTER BANNER has been removed to thO now. building (upstairs) on door.north of A. J. & P. Mosest stort 51To the Hon. II. A. HIAALoLf, of Georgia, we are indebted for a copy of iis Speech on the Territorial Question. The Market. COTTON.-The Charleston Cotton Mar. ket continues ina very depressed state. The transactionss on Saturday were limited to 6,16 hales, at prices ranging from 12 1-2 to 12 3-4 cents. The Crops. The excessive drought which prevailed in this District from the 1st Juno to the 20th July, a period of fifMy days, materially in jured the corn crop. From the information, which we have gathered, from difi'rent parts of the District, we do not believe that any thing like anl average crop of corn will be inade. In relation to cotton, however, it is just the other way. The prospect of a large crop, upjp Saturday last, had not been nore pronising for a number of years. What efrect the gale of that day, will have we are not prepared to say. The Weather. On Saturday afternoon last, we were visi led by a gale from the South, which lasted severd hours and was severe enough to prostrate a number of trees in our village and in the surrounding country. We have heard of but one serious accident which it occasioned. A negroof Mir. RonE-it MATns of Salem had his arm and leg broken by the fall of a tree. The South-Its Dangers and its Re sourcos. Wve have received from Gen. W. P-. MAl TN a copy of an address, entitled its above, delivered, by him, at the celebration of the battle of Fourt Aloultrie, June 28, 1850. This address was published in the Charles. ton papors, and has boon highly sdpken of every where. We have not had time, since we received it, to givo it that attentive pe. ristal which its merits demand. New Flour, We received on Alonday last. from ow't friends of Vleanrille a tnost aceeptable pi-esent of some flour, which had just been ground at their Mill. We have tried it, and can safely recommend the "Vt:L'ANvJ LE STEAt MAt.L"--one mile north-eastf Sun. t*eril-;.to a11 who desito excollent. flour andhave Iwheat to be gr6ound ard lli-1. Fugitive Slave Bill. A telegraphic despatch to thme State-Rig~hts Re'uu4!!cqn dated, Wanshington, Aug. 2-tth, states, that in the United States Senate on Friday, the 23d inst., the Fugitive Slave Bill was ordered to be engrossed bsy a deci dod majority. Messrs. Gregg and Chesnut. It wvill be seen, by the letters which we iniblish be'low, thtat our derlegates to then Nashtville Cmnivention, Alessrs. (in i:m andu Cmtzsxi-r, have ncep~ted thte invitation of the citizens of this District, to meet and ad d ress them, at A mnterville, on SA LlG-D)A Y, in Septembd It is hope~d that the' tntingjt, wi' -'e one--every citizen oft our District atl el it to be hsis dIuty to) attenid. TIhose gentleimenm havo been placued by3 us in the front of the batule. It is upjoni them, that thte abhuse and dentnnein tion of' the North, andl of Northern support ters at the South, have principally fallen.-. I et nis shew then to thtem and to thme worldl that we fuslly etndorse what they have donte, and1, thant we are ready to su~stain themts in what they im ay do htereafter. (Gsenlmens--I have hiad the honor of' re i'' vmg youtr invitationi, on bhlf of the (it iZens~ of S it mter .ijst rict,. to uimet thetmn ait Stiinstervihll, onl th,. first iiozsubir in Sepht. her nsext,ands~ will do ss with idenst pleasure ait thast tine, or un anry it her dty that mayv tbe iirrangedl to ssiit thle 'ontvenIientce ot m'v col5!leagueT, (Col. Chsesnutt. WYiths high respct Youir (5b't servanlt, ''a~ Messrs. .1. B. N. Il..uuter, tand others of the C oiisnittee. ('.utnrN, Ate. 1Sith, 1850 (G#'n/lemnss.-- haive hadu thne honor to reo ceiv* your c:ommuiinieatiotn of thie lIhhJ intst., mvitmtg meis, ais onte of lhe Delegaites to the \ai'shville (Cortvenitio,s, to iis-ei my llo'w. citizens at isustn.ile, oni the firs.t Alonudaiy ini Septendslsr next. I accept the inivitaion wtih great piensu'r' awis will be piresenst with yout on the dhay itilieiitedl. 'e Messrs. J. II. N. I IAMMtE-r, I.. SturrEn, a51( nd thers of the Comisgtee. NEWs M 5XicO.-Dr. Illtiry Conniirolly has bleen elected Gov~ernosr of New Mlexicoi, anid F~msuiel Alvarez, I .ientt. Goveror. Mlajor It. II. Whuitemiant, antd Manjor TI. A. Cuns tninghtam, have been electeid U. S. Senastors. Now Cotton. Wec learn, from the lilack Riser Watuch msan, ithat sa ba:ls of New Cotton. from the lansttation of Dr. .JojzN 1'. DENs~s , wvas Milti in Iishiopvil le on Saturdaty te 17th insstanit. Price I 3 cents. QW The attonsiti of our readlers is call. edi to the adivertisemnents of' Messrs. C. & J'. L. KEitisoN & Co. irn alother coluimn of our ppr Q.j" A Keontutcky Inifant, fisfteen years of ago, and weighsing 537 pounidi,, wvas lately ex hibuited in Utica, New York. o -m-Wha-Affect its AAmiaajon wiliave upon slavery. The NOw York Sun, which professes to be neitheran anal4iongor a free-soil paper, concoluds-natici CIOjpof tho vote in the Senate 6n the idmision'of Californjia; as a State, as rollows: "Frotm the House of Representatives we lhaveevery reason to expeciOan eqItally de. cided votO. lUndouibtedly there will be clatnor and cltiter frorn the extremne atd a natic Southern mnembers--it is to be expect ed-but the finmil result may be written down with certainty. Their 'dcaision teill c the doom of lae:ry in the United States. Its final sulpiression, as ant institution, is near at hand, and mitay be looked upon as me ofthe most triumphant battles ovcr fought and won. yet recorded in the world. history. It will have been a rictory toithod - blood shled-a rectory of princiic. over habit and association,, of/ right orer wen" Wo have placed the.latterpart if tio par nigrnph in italics, because we wish our roaders to take particular notico of it. We wish 19 draw their attention to the declara. lion that the admission of California. " will bo the doom of Slavery in the United States;" for we have no doubtihat this is the Northern r)pinion, m3i1 the Northern sentimnent, .pon the subject; and that it is not confined to the editors of the Now York Stn. The Stun has not undertaken to show how his consummmation, which thcy of the North most devontly wish, will be brmulht ibomt -why it is that the admission of California will lead to the "final suppression" of slave ry in the United States. But it is not diffi ,ult to understand what is meant vhemn this leclmarition is made, nor to aniticipyato the in. famous meastures which the North, and the Northern rnnjrity in Congress, vill acdopt. o gain this "victory without biorX-she'd." Dcourse tl'cy count up1)on1 the absol uite silb mission of the Soith to all their lrnesures; ind they have good reason so to comint. As ong as slave-holding States are represented n the Senitte by such.znen as BNTON, [IoUSTON, CLAY, UonDRtwoon, B:m.m., , 'tn ;ERt, MAiNtur, and the Semators fromn Dl twaro and Maryland, to say nohtthig of oth rs,-full one third of the whole Soithern :ote-what else can be expected bmt that he North will calculate upon time Soutlh's nimitting to every aggression.which nay e inade ipon their rights. If the Consfitution should remain as it is, mdii the not-slave-holding States should car v out in good faith ifs provisioins, the nil nission of fifty Californias coild not lead to ie destruction of slavery. The *Sun knows hat perfectly vel--it knows that the ad nission ofCalifornin cannot have any direct tffect in bringing aoitt the result it dejires. What is meant then by the declaration. that lie admission of California is tIme doon of lavery in the United States, can le nothing ise but this: The anti slavery party will rain so great an accession of sttrength and Kcomo so powerful 1i. Congress, that it vill be able to do a" fina!ill do, what it p1, thwhich *1a cmito stjPPort i, orMI igts of tihe South. Thew high~er !amw doe rinoe will become openly amnd avowedly thme olitic~al creedl of the North so far mas slaivery s concernedl. Amnd whiat men~:sures theni vil likely be adopted by the Nomrth,-by tihe bolitimn and1 free-soil inajorities ini bot h >runches of Congress, for the putrposeC of raining this "bloodiess victory ?" i st. Thmey will refuse tom carry out the pro. -isionis of the conisituition ini relatin to fu. tit ive sinye". amnd wvil enrage slaves to tm ep froI ti r mna.ters iinil fly inito North-Ii in States, where they will be saife from 2mnd. T1'myv will abolishi slhvery in th e )itit of Cul tunin,~m mind in all othe r pilce., ver which time Unid States have anmy lpre (lnee oif jimrisdictionm. 3rd. Thliy wil perhiaps, abolilh the slave' raihle het weenm the diflereunt State-:. that i<. heyv will prohlibit per-ins fr om ~a rryin.1 lave. fromi ott Sita'.e intoi anotli-r for 51ale. 4thm. T1hmey willI refise to admiti nuew lave.. inhblinig Stautes. into then iUnion. molinmg Sta:tes as ipossiblhe. meky, Mam-ryhemd namd l)u-lawa~r., and~ per inpjI ether Stautes, to abolish slaverv anid bI inbilinir, they w. I i uem the conm. '~i intl diholish sliavery every whetre ju in th Unin. Tlhmis is the mainneir im whlichu ihis gra >attlet is to lhe fouu~ht and won. 'lm.u i m. he mmeasures lby wiach this "victory with iut blhoodshed-a victo ry of prinucipi'e ovr msahi amid aissiaitimi, of righ t over wronig!' s ti lie giaiiet. Andt miow is the south~ wiling. to submiit ? If mnot, the' i--te 'luinid be impele at onice or 1i miay be' too 'ate. It iihe South -ii,jmi how imd~i alws Calhiforrih to comon intoi theu lUnion 'here wifl be litmle hope left fur heur. She will evemy dayv h- griowilng weaker nil weakinr wvihl her itmmy will he growinr stroniger anmd strunger. liii a few venrs more of sublumii)ion~and~ thie wj1,e -etr of thie I'ioni wil lbe ile hands of the North, uio we (oft the Soutn wil li: in a worsi! sit. imationi than c'ruswd~, downtlroe-ddeineai ht'aurtbhrok nii rl ii,---the sla ves mot of ai lKiing and of a llriish? i'atrlimti liut of a low unvmprinicipihid,Janamtic andm sel film mmimjo r nmy. Extrac't of a leter toi the Fditor fronm a highly respectatbh.irm ini t'lhrlemn. CuA rm1$o', 2' th A ug. I1850. IRditor of .\u mt -r /110uun r: oin thme hiath of it, mi5ty, wh.ich~ is e flect Iy frem froitm anly da;merus, or miihrriant disease. ( iir NIAieial rieots, wich~ I we solemuly niumre yet ire fncts, will shewt that wit enjoy a state mm' health, above thait of any City in time Un1minmi Very fespect fully, &c. tsonit Er. -ritS.-Thme majiority itn the Legisiature ajainst hnTO ia 3n * ollowing-" leyeggam~~ Gg Wgg$ BaROK, avcCoinpanying the transtnlii o (f the Medals prepared, by dirctia&, tho Legislature, for the members of tie Sumter Company of the P'almott Regiment, has been politely furrnilied us for publication. EXECUTIvE DEPARTa.ENT, Chmrleston, May 27, 18050. Srn:-At the last session of the Legisla ture, tie following resolutions were unani. inously adopted : 1. " That the Governor do cause suitable nedals to be prepared, with proper devices, to lie preicnted to all the Commissioned Oficers of tho Paletto Reg'm'ent, andfor all tihe Noni.Commiissioned Ofllcers and pri. 2. "That tier Executive do communicate the fore oing to tihe Field and Stafy Oilicers of tho oginent, and to the Captains or Corninanders of companies, with a request that the saerno may he communicated to the .Ol1icers and Soldtors who have been under their conmand." In excuntion ofihe wish of the Legisla ture, I have tihe honor herewith to transmit 26r medals for Company A of the Palmetto tegiment. The gold niodas in mahogany boxes are designed for the Commissioned Oflficers ; and the silver medals Inl hogany boxes, for the Non-Commissionedofficers; and the silver medals in leatherbags, for the p~rivattes. .in presenting to you, Sir, and through you, to thoso recently under your leadership, tbese tokens of the gratitude of South Caro. lina for the gallantry of her sons, who, in a foreign lanu, so nobly sustained her honor, I appreciate very lighly the distinction which his hencrionferred upon me. That no ibody of citizen soldiery could have dis. charged the high obligations incident to ac. til service in the field, with more signal renown, th:n the Palmitetto Regiment, the frilest evidence exists; indeed the military traits of character which opportunity tended to disclose in that corps, rendered it so use ful and eflicient. that it largely shared in tire glory of the niost inportiant victories achiev eA by General Scott. While it is true, that the prorress of the American arms was tin. cieekodi by at solitary reverse, it is equally cer:ai, that for this unbroken ourrent'of succef-ss, to no portion of tire army was Ill, country inore indibted than to tire eleven comnpanies from this State. In no action did they fiter for a moment; always ready, and strictlv obedient to ordeirs, they rushed into action. vieing for a place in tire van, or in 'xempitietion~r of the power of discil',ine, received,while inaintrining their position as a pivot, the des'tructive fire o(tihe enemy for an hour, knowintg their inability'to return it. Inl the natme, Sir, of South Carolina. I ten der to you and youir associates in ans, commainded by you, her grateful acknowil cdgmieicnits for tire distinguished services ren dered bry otlicers nnd privates in the Mexi caln War, and to assure you of her hope and belic, thiat tie achievements of the Palmet to ltegniarent willcontinue for endless ages, to be cierishe s ope of the most brillignt paiges mi het rI .orv. . With my best wishes for your, and indi vidallly, the ir, prosperity and happiness. I remainry respectf ully, Y~tr Obedient Servant, WIIITEMARSII B. SEABROOx. CAT. FANcIs S3ITErn. Southei- Rights Meeting in Colunba. At a ineting helil io- 0l , bia onSatorg day last -(the 24thin t. owig roqm$ Resolved, That ii is the .sense of this meetitngthrat a District Association should bre forned to be called " a Southern Rigs R esolved, That a Commtittee of Twventy t wa be apporinterd to report att an adjourned mneetmng of the citizens of this Distrridt, :nnremsrra for utThctingr tire abiove named ob ject. Rtesolvedl, Trhait tihe Committee be reques ted to report to thre adjoturned meeting to be hehld on tire first Thursday in September next, at 1i o'clock in thne afternoon. Th'ie lollowing resolti ons were sent to the meieting to tire Ilion. WV. C. Prro tire state of whlose health precituderd him fromr being present. They were referred titire Commrnittee of twenty-two. Reusolvedl, That the persemverinrg and sys. 1 tmatic arssaults madelL lby tire nron-slave Ihhnig States uilxm tire property and feel mrg.s of tire slave-brohn States, retder it exp''dienrt arid proper that tihe 'atter shoulid ;ud* jt irreaures ito arrest tihe grievance and Ut: ure to thremrreh-ese that peace and safety tihe enjoynirenrt of whoinb is the object of all gr:rmrenrt. Tirat tihe iiittrcks urponr our honorrr arid orur interest sublject us at onIce to msuult and rmjnry, under whnich nio gov-. ermnen;'ht is wo'rth preserving, and to avoid wic n agrsol be encountered. Iteroled. Tat fir androcteac Siouthern St ates, and for tire purrpose of ei. feating tin , it rs expiedient, to orgarnize art .\mociri for thert ma iritenianee of Southt ern ljhtshrs, ho nor, andtt tramaiuity-..the prmeiw p rtles, and conrstitition of wich a,.,mt on -rre hereby referred to a C'om uatrtee oft 12 to repoirt to anm adjoturrned mreet. er isur-twrek Thre nmembers oif tihe CotfOr tee toi be apploinrted by tire Chair. A furthier resolution, as follows, was also itesolveud, That this m neeting recomn nnr to otar sister Dricts tire forirationi of Sant hern iihts Assoiiniumr dtri t'eir ra'reet ive boniuts, and thart tire Secre. :.a's ol thns I9:tiniig be inrstruertedi to con vey' thIts rCetmrest to sneh persons as they nmrly tinmk tappirophriate m tihe seve'rlr drs riets of thre State. Th'ie S,:eretaries of tihe rneeting have pubbrlsihed in tire Columbia Papers tire olbavwinrg cardi, wvith a reqiuest thrat Editors hrrorghrout the State would give tire samenr tftr or thiree iinet ins. rum-a u -To~ thne (itai::ens f~---Dis.. trijl. *'rmr/ah r~jri ...-At a meeting of the ent ivzen ot R~ whiandu District, bel this dayt), thIe followmv rg resuolutt ion, amrong ithrns, was adopt ed a! noli, TIha't tire meeting renrommenid to our sister ist ricts, the formration of South. ernta ghts A s ocat ions witin their respec twe Irn n, aund thamt ire Secretaries of this mriet't hr~ie reiirnastedi to conveiy suchi re. corannuedatiron to snreh pe'rsons its tine)' tmay dii a k appirophrite, ini the several Districts oif thhe Stae. 'he trnd eraigned Secretaries of tire meetrig, heg leave to prnesent the above resoltnm i on or nrot ice, ntnd ask for it srreh conrsideoratin ast in yrrrr j udgtmont, it dleservi's. Rteapecfuilly, (orhin i . C'. A ug. '4t ia 1850O. Mj A GIANr.-TIhe Cincinrnai (Gazete sirys, tihat thi tihighr and colhr bones of a hrumuan being, wvho marint have been 12 or 13~ feot high, wero recently taken from tire Rolinig Fork nnear'Elizarboth.'Vomw n, y M. .4 A lrge andenthuslat ms was hold in Macon, Geo., on Thursay, the .22d inst. It was addressedi Mr. R t,1 of South Carolina; Mb*rr YAngiind! COCHRAN, of Alabam^; and [essrqiCoL QUITT, STILES, JONEs, GM.sox, R. 4SAY, and Platt, of Georgia. The resolutions. adopted were of the stron1gest and most do. Aded character. The following will servo as an indication of their spirit.: Resolhed, That should the ovents occur, by which it would becoTpe thoduty of-the over nor, under the directions of the last, Legsla. ture, to call a Convention of the people or' Georgia, to consider of the necessary icas ures of safety to the State.- It is the op inion of this meeting that our Senators and Itepreseutatives in Congress should irome diately return to their State, and unite with their constituents in action on such meas ures. Tie Cropx. Extract of a letter dated 'MARIETTA, (Ga.)iAdg. 18, 1850. "1 have endeavored to collect as much in. formation relative to the state of the crops as-possiblo ' AllI have heard and seen tends to show that the Cotton crop will be evidently short, and not as large as last year's. Roa, (Ga.) Aug. 13, 1850. GENTLESIEN: I have travelled through Upson, Ha rris, Ml uscogee, Talbot,' Merri weather, Troup and a part of Pike. by pri vate conveyance, and had an opportunity of seeing the crops and conversing with the planters generally, and am sorry to say the prospect is very gloomy, both for corn and Cotton. 4 It is a settled opinion 'with the planters generally, that haIf a cropcannot be reason ably looked for. The Cotton, especially on the sandy land, has suffered very much within the last ten days from the drought. Owing to the intense heat, which him characterized the weather for the last two months, the effects of, drought have been exceedings IV in pon every species of vegation. The' cott6 Iilooms, leaves and eggares, and even small bolls,,are rapidly droppintg off, and unless. we have ram - very soon, much of: the cotton on thirsty lunds wilt yield little or nothing.-Greensborougl (A lei.) Beacon. Tus Car.--We take the followihg from the Auburn, (Ala.) Herald of the 12th inst. Ten days ago the cotton crops through out this region were very promising, and our farmers wore wearing pleasantit faces,' but the dry weather has injured them consider ably; in fa o such an extent that nothing like a full crop can be made, as a groat many squares or forms have shedded. We conversed with a gentleman from the Northern part of Barbour county, who represents the ets in thAection -to be tolerable, in consequence of partial 'show.. era that have visited. lie is of the impr&i' sion, however, that the crop: in the lower part of Macqn and the upper part of Barboui cannot be a full oe, as the rains havebeen light and partiaA and the weed nu h latei than usual'" SAVANNAII, AUG.. Macon i ar intif'rto thst sou t GriMiin they have hal but-one copious rain during the summer, and that very recently. All speculations about the ,entire cotton crop are necessarily cce.tural, but with present prospects from all quarters, imbar tial thinkers do not calculate on reore than tw o million bales. From the Chairlston Courier of Mogay the 2th Inst. The Weather. A Storm-Since we last noted the state othe weather. the same oppressive heat has continued, and yesterday the thermom-. eter reached 94 deg. On Saturday afternoon we had, for a short time, a gale from the Southwest, which, at one period, threatened to do damage to the shipping in port. It subsided, however, -about sundown, without doing an' mnaterial injury, that we'can learn. except blowlnn' down a fene~ in lAurence street, wvhich fell on a man passing by, and fracturedlhis leg. We did not ascertain his name. Tfhe steamer Glen. Clinch, Capt. Dixton, wvhich lefR for Savannah on saturday morn img, returned the same afternoon, in conse. queunce of the heavy blow. She left again at the usual hour on Sunday morning. WVe had no WVihnington steamer on Sat. urday or Sunday, and consequently there will be three mails from the North dlue this morning. The Savannah steamer did not arrive yesterday. The steam ship Osprey, for Philadelphia, was detained on Saturdlay, by the blow, but left at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. F'rom the State ltights-R.iepublican of te 26ih The Weather. On liida~y evening, about 5 o'clock, our town w~as visited with the hteaviest fall of rain that has been known here for many years. Dr. A. Fitch, who pays great atten tison to such matters, hus polite ly informed us. that fronm the cornencemnent of the rain at five o'c lock, until twelve the same night, there wvas a fall of four inches and seven eagths. .At about three o'clock on Saturday, the wind blew with great violence, and 'about six, a regular tornado commenced, which has played sad havoc with the trees, whl h I are so aibundant in this town. It is calc~ I lated that nearly live hundred have fallen victims to its remorseless fury, Some of| dlamage, but we have not heard of anj cas-| unhties. A chiney on the western end of thne house of Mr. Aam Edgatr was blown; down, and in its fall penetrated the roof,i mouch to the c'onsterintion, but providential ly not to the injury of the imnates. TJh~e tin roofing to the house of Mr. DavidTruos-| dlale, on Richardson-street,- was also blown otT, but we have heard of uio further damage being done to the premises. Thne tele-; graphic wires imniediately in the vicinity of| the offce, arc hors de combat, a tree at this moment lying prostrate over them. The cotton warehouse near the S. C. Railroad Depot, formerly occupied bty J. A. Bradley, Esq., wvas like wise blown dowvn.-Itumors of other damages have reached us, but. not being authenticated, we refrain from no. tici ng thnem. STATI:E or .IouN C. CAL1oUN.-At the wreck of the ship Eliz.abeth, on Fire bsland, the esxperrenced wrecker, Capt. Wm Bloardmnan, and Mr. Ringgold hravo found the position of the statuo of John C2. Cal. hioun, tho recovery of which. had been de. spaired of. Theiy expect to save it unin. jt red and complete as, soonas the first wes terly wvinds set in trg tin s and orpssive i the weather or-Saturd i lo "he sub4td .! ; one and sinew of 010 coutntfy-OJlantf responded to the callebf the Capital ansd *ne pouring in from all inarters-r-ometioi twenty and thirty. niles distance-.and in such unusual imin bers, as'betokened that at last the "great deepis of the public heart had been stirred up," and that a spirit was being nroused throughout the length and breadth of the land, on the subject of Southern rights and M11:-tnern wrongs, that was notto-be quiet. ed-or allayed until the South be placed, in a plosition of security against all. furihO outrage and Inolestation frni.4-6 t give scheines ofpjorthern Aho iti i""I, Tlie large aisseblage as, der atA"nearly ltour of tif 0 etn Ju 1e Mays of this place, Je r.i Of owndei;, to preside over tue me andap inting a arge null act as ice Presidents.- ois ere then introducod by Co . William, (Whig) of Montgomery,touchin 'ponthe great absorbig topics connectd' with, the' slavery question, assuming the boldest atti. tude in refereince to the means of Southein defence against aggression, and- breathn the nost uncompromising opposition -.1r. every plan and mode of adjusting ouri'difti culties, that fall short of doing, justice t6i the South. The resolutions were supported, 'in ad dresses from Messs. T. Williams, eMa and Yancy, ofr this place, M re. Uch and Pugh. from Barbour, n'd Ifes. G6 and Walker, of Macon. The speecli these genitlenen, were all in an emitnnt de ':' . gree, able, high-toned and statdeman-ii replete with conclusive and' una nderablo arguments, grounded on the prin'ci las *df the Constitution and incontestibl 'fsts, and exposing in a masterly mannerth niserable sophistries, subterfuges and mis. representations of the "Omnibus" com r6. misers, and the .high-hianded uinurpatios and outrage of the present uinscirUiltiuFi and ill-stared Administratiori, iiiits" cou 0e. - towards the State of Texas. Mr. Yaney's speech, which was r elaborate than the others, was unueuallf' able and powerful. And, wh-t was edpen illy gratifying, the hearty and enthupiastid-. applause of tile people, showed that they were not one whit behind the speake ' their views and feelintgs on the subje the presetit crisis, and in their- d'i rmina. tion to maintain their right it-'D ey' baI:-0 - The resolutions were carried wkhput., single.dissentmig voice. t was plroCpo'sed at this meeting-i-bt whether in 'the resoliiions or not, we d6 noo know, not being able to hear the reading'- of' them dis.tnctly, and the sentitent'ef the p"ople siemed fully up 4.it-tat, in. casa 01h. slavryuotion benot .ettled satisfac torily to the South; at the prisent session f Congre the next Nashville Conve tion$,e-adi-Wd to recommend to all th slav-holding Stato to hold State Convei tions of the people, for the purposo tkin final action in regard to the deftr I; invtitutions, and'the prwscrvatior , r it inow' palpabl to ini ivb.w tInessed on iiatit lay not apIphmse of the ' idople at the meet n tr'; ly, but i ;the private lvpressio i6ftik lings d sentime , before thp was organi ' rny have ' noes are wa ,i*" cidtihn their true riddni~ '"1 iat the dieeisiination of the greet, overwhelm. log majiority. of the ,tnasso- wil sbcome weal orcomno Woe, r im ti1th itil tionni rights, -rigardos of' all 'os ad ces--m the '-Union if' possible, out <oiled Unmon if needs be.'' Invitations were frequently given out'o" any-if any there were-who dissented fr: ,s the ttone and leentimts of the rosolo tions. to come forward and express tlmh, views, but no man ventured. If thereiverd' any present whbo widely diffred 'from thea opinions-of the marjoritv, policy, if nothig e-lse, probably dic'tatedf the wvisdom of si lence. But how much 'bettf~ it' would be for all to comec together, its one man. -on this geat question! How much sozoe it would' settle she controversy, and ir such a" wt* too, as to ensure perfectsafety to-the South and perfpet isafet! to the Unionl "And do not those, therefore4 who 'refuse to. thus unite with the great majority of-the per pie in defence of their rights, sub'ect ths.m selves to the. just imputation fdiseurm. ists;"for- the re can he, and there should be no Umion, wit b out justice Bounty'Lad. The followving is a copy of the Ikouty Land B3ill which passed the House of Rep. rese'ntatives, and4 is now w~e believe boeg the S-;nate. Be it enacted by the Senate and. ouse of Representativyes of the Unid e$~ts of Anmerica in CZongr'esa assemb htec 'f ste suvvn eommissioned d','pisl couimmissed termusicians, er priva tes wht hr o reulasvolunteers, rangers or uiltia, who pefome iilitary. service !any regimrent, company, ot; detachnient, mthe Service of the United States in the war with Great Britain declared ~y the U. States on the 3R h day of Juli 812, or in any- of the Indian, wars since seven teen hundred andm ninety, and each ofsthe cosmimissioned oflicers who wmeenr gd in thme milit ary service of the tited tates i n t he late war with Mexleosh b e 66ti.' tIed, for twelve nmonths' service, to 'otne hundred and sixty acres of 1and ;for six mnonths service, ta eighty' acres oif. land; and for three montha service, to forty acres. of land- Proided,1 The person so-having been mi service shahi not receive said land, or any part thereof, if it. shall appear by the muster rolls of his regiinent, or enrpus,'that he'-deserted, eor was diuihonorably dischar ged fronm service, or if ho has receivedl or is entitled to any land'- bounty eunder amy act of Congrress -heretofor-e passed. , Sclw 2. -And be .it. further onacted, '1hat each comumissioned and non commis somied odicer, mnusicia., or private,- (or wvhom provision is made by the lrat section hereof, all receive a cer-tilicate or war rant from time Department of the Interipr, for. time qutantimy otf land to which lie iday be entitled, and which may be located by the warrantee, or his hier~s at law, .at any land utfiice of thme United States, in one body and in conformity to the legal subhdivisions of the subhc landIs, in such dis ric t then subject to prwvate entry; and tupon the re turn of such cer tificate or warranmi with e vidence of thme location thmerof h-iain been legally imade, to the tdenr-.l Land dntice, a patent shall be isstund therefof. In .the the event of the death of tiny ninisoe or no~n-cnoimnoned offl-or, i'e us o private, prior or subs',equt to' tiw pisatse of tis-act. w hot shl have serveiml as uft~e said, and Whio shall not. im recved as svyland for biMee l,4tme ctt .i a4o or w:prtant. shill be it-ued ;n tmand 111