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t's PUUIiiltit EVERY TUISI)AY MORiING BY W. J. FRANCIS T'WO T)Ol..A ItS in al:Acian. Two Dollar, 1an14Finy ('ents at tlhe expiration of six months, or iTm-c Dollars at Hie endi of thm year. No paper eliscontiinaei until tall arrenraoes 're PAID. unless at the option of the I'roprioir. I? ' Advertieitnints insertei itt Si.V I.N''V 'IVE Cens per sqtare, ()2 lines or less,) for t:he first; ant imif tiat sum for eacha subsetnont Insertion. Qo"' The numbter of insertions to he markedl on all Advertisemnents or tihev will be pibtlisiled until ordered to he liscontiniuel, and chargedl accordingrly. IV- ONH IDOL.A R per square for a single insertion. Quarterly ani Monthly Adivertise ient will be chargel the saun se ai single in atrtion, and sebtnimontily the saine as new ores Correspondonre of tine Southiern Standard. \VAsuiNoToN. August, 16, 1852. .tlitors of Southern Standard : The Senate wasted nmch of the lat ter part of last week, in a very small game-in discussing the relative sums finding their wary from the National Treasury into the pockets of General Scott and Pierce. The point sought to be att.ained by the mover, Mr. Merri weather, and his advisers, is doubitless to show that Scott has received ten thousand dollars, where Pierce has received one thousand thus. This may be true enough ; for Scot t has been hearly five times as long in the service of the General Government, as ever Fierce was, and for some I went v vears or more, under a commission, allowing him to receive legally, large pav, But thot too large for the olice lhe ~ - in all, he has received about a .rter of a million, for which, it should be re nembered, ie served his count ry near ly half a century. It. is, indeed, sttal game to be thus hunting up his private accounts with the government., when it is not alledged that he has ever re ceived a dollar illegally from the pub lie treasury. IIis unsuccessful at teipt to induce Congress to put him on the invalid pension list, when ivell enough to demand and receive fttll pay for ac tive service, is a horse of another color, and does not look well in view of the fact, that he was then in the receipt of some *6000 per annum front the pub lie cofliers. The pension lists are fonr the needy, and those who are disabled my wounds or sickness contracted in the service, as to incapacitate thenm from discharging duties entitling them to pay 'for active services, or otlterwise to earn a livelitood. tou-will perceive, that some of the inemliers of both houses are alrealy making buncombe out of the fisheries question-yet it is the veriest humbun out of which public excitement has been generated for years past. The Iossuth huminnug was not even a match for it. The Lobos Islands ques tion, however, is rapidly coming to overshadow it in importance Ier, for there is really serious grounds to fear that, unless skilfully managed, it may involve us in a labvrinth of iliculties. I dread Mr. Webster's dliplomiacy in this connection, believing thtat lie is tery much disposed to use it as a staulking horse, otn which to ride his reputatoni oif trucklitng habituiality to btritain, which has stuck to him like the shirt of Nossus, ever sinice lie be eamec a promntent pubcic~ main. It is gtenerally .believedl, in WVashningtton, thtat he hans the right, of' this atllair. Yet, the impression is also prtevaleint. that lie is dlisp~osedl to bluster over it. There can lbe no doubht that. Einglanid is not less iteresteel itnldefi'iatng t lie supr'emaoy orf Mir. Web ster'~s rin'tdgn ofour rights as theirs invon vIued ini Ie J. Tfhe itntimnation ailrneady givyen b y thne Brcitish fnoreign oflicer', th, I Pe lnrnie's clim to the Lobnos Islainds shllI be enforced antd imaitauineud, lhas alr'eael w-eli nigh doitubledi the value ofl thne bondsn of Petit, wich are heldi /, Ei1iyngis bjcts., a/lmost c.r'busively/, the net proeceeds o f' the sanle of' alt l'e rttvian guano in Eniglaind gning to, pay iuter'est oiln thse hendnns. Yout will pere'ive that this is, ther''eire, a mtat ter' of dlollar's atnd (cnts wiithI .Joltthn bl as with Peru, aini we niay tnot thei'e fore hope to have out' iinference ini the mtatter, exep~t as a piarty directly ini tiimtidity-is evindently dlisponsedl to suri 'ender aill (till pret censionls ini that rpaarter, wh'ile his Sn.neet ry of' State is disp)osed tojumtip right, ito~ tine midle of' such'a qtiarrtel ov'er this (pieistiont as bids lihir to unse'ttle tihe stoik mnanria-t seriously, attnd thits onice mor inin lace tihe hottest butsiniess c'onnutinity ini a piositiont to lbe flneceed by M'. WVebst er's knowingr ('iitnds of' State and( Wall streets. This is truily utnfortuttnate Isut I carnnot p etrceivYe thne retmedn y, th er parties, which caintnot lbe done unitil the end oft the pr'esetnt, adiniitist ratitonii. As for the Guano itnvol vedl, to give til our right to take it ('romt those islanids, will' be to-submnit ou' peopile to int mense taxationi, fbrit thne ben'fit, of' thie Iefb~re mntioned Enigilihibond-htolnd ors, nod' a handt'it of' specublntnrs in Eniglanid, P'e'n and thet Ulnitedi States. I presume, thnat in the little counity of Alexaundrnia, Virg'inia, ini which I re side, one hunodredi tousn of I'ei'utviant guano aire annual ly uisedi nilready--so, it will bie seen that whenever it cant bie triasoted ecotinieally itn the fhirmn inig regioni of tihe lintited States, it is deemed of great valite. It, sells htere at *44 per ton. After' three vear's experience with it, in~ turinitig 'ster'ile wot'notut hands quickly into fields blr-' intg heavy eropis of rich clover, I wVould gladly pany $400 lien' ton, ini pr'eferenaev to attemipting to recsus'itaite suich latnds as we have ini this r'egion, by,~ any o~ther' mtens. It is a renciveil tindage henre, thait the farmier who fil s to hatve icnh fields5, after' thney piroduce( clover', wellI maty char'ge his mrisf'ortunite n his. ownV rot smnanhgemnit, niot up otn is seoil. spea.'k ' litti experietnce nd r m I eme- n 'n ' that6 li~~unf'nl Antnilii. .t' nui i., n.. 1:11more importanlce to the fiuture of 0our 4"44111 try, than the ontinued posses sion ol' the Uuld Mines of'Callinrhia. PA I.MKrro. A Frurrivn AniEs-r> AT PITT nono.-'he T'ribune insists that Joius P'. 1I.1. has, by virtue of his 1ast stbIservieney, become the lawful prop - erty o(f the A bolitionists. Now he desires to escape Iron his owners, and positively declines to be used by them a a e:undidate ti- the 'residcuiy. lhut the last Pittsburg A bIlition Con vention seized and determined to use him, whether he is willing or not. Up. onl this, the Tr',ibune- suTggests whether it wuld nIot, he i good thing, jest by' way of example to the Slia vein 'lders, fir the Abolit.ionists to Cnuipate J ohn P. 1 tal .-Suthern S't/~mthrd. The Vote of Soutie Cnarolinag Presidenttial Electors. We copy the following well-timed and well-written article from the Keowee Courier. The Courier is published at Pickens C. II., and may be regarded as expressing the opin ions of the independent and intelli gent yeomanry of that mountain Dis trict ; not only so, but of the whole upper country: " We have often been asked with in the last two weeks if South Caro lina would cast her vote for the De mocratic nominees ; and have as re peatedly said, we have no doubt about it. Our reasons are that South Carolina is Democratic by an over whelming majority; and Frank Pierce will represent her political creed fully on this head. In regard to his poli cy on the slavery question, we have no hesitation in saying that he is the best the South can do, and will, if elected throw his name and influence against any attempt by any section to create agitation, or disturb any of the compromises of the Constitution. If the Electors were chosen by the people we think that Pierce and King would carry South Carolina ten to one. But, unfortunately, the Legis lature has to elect for us, and though there is in our opinion more uncer tainty in the vote of this body, yet we believe that the State will vote for the nominees. " We see no reason why our State should stand aloof and have neither part nor lot in any of the Federal affairs ; as long as we are in the Union let us act, and make the best of our lot. But we are here met with the assertion that we can do no good for ourselves or any body else by entering into the Presidential election, or continuing our represen tation in Congress. We believe not a word of it, and we have but little ympiathy in gnnonr wjh thoes.wlg. say they have detcruind on their course, and that let others do as they may, as for their part, they will neith er rote for a member of Cungr-ess, nor take aniy part whatever in Fede ral affairs ; or, in shor-t, that they individually have seceded, and have, so far as they ar-e concerned, set up in and for themselves an independent govermunent. That ther-e are any in our State who take such a cour-se is the result of the Legislatur-e tr-ans acting all the Feder-al business for- the piecople, doing all the voting and ma king ever-y four yers a Pr-esidenit for them. No oneC can make us believe that if the people had this election, which is their rig1ht, but what aill thlese men would co-opel-ate, and find that something could be done by ta king our- sharc in Federal polities. We hope that the time is rapidly nearmig when the people will have their righits given them, and shall, as frecemeni, cast their own votes for President and Vice-Pr-esidenit." 10 - es 1..An-:s.-A ladyv who plays5 well oii the piamo lorte. andI de sirets to maizke this :ieromlishiit-iet. a anlce tto her Iirieiiils, shi 61i161 h tet aret Id to aLdapt the styl ofii her performance1Ws to the cirictiniist~lmees ini u lhi it i.s call ed ihr, anid shoutld remiemher 'c that a ga-miixedl coliany woul be tiredl to death with on~e tof Ihose, elborte piee's which woul d del ight th lJeanied ears5 of a p arty of cognos i.6ctit. iti fromi Ileglect of this con'lsiderition66 thiat omniy a really exce llenit, pert6ibr makes haer mi usic a stacial uriecvanice--. May beauttiul soniiata or Iintatsia, to whlichi at anoii.ter time i we woul d hav~e l iste'ied witha pleasuir-, haLS bieen thro" wn drlE~led', it by tlieiir coilverstiioi (6r sat. dur inig its coiitiinuance in contst raied aiid war-ied silenice. \\W oul niever ad.Ivise a perfor-iner to mi ake a saitf ice to vulgarity or' bad taste, b ut thereC is no) wat of pieces w ha ih cobtie brtevity wiithl excellenc--couttain ~in a fodrooii fori dispiy of br illi-a-y. taiste, andt 1X expresion on the par li ofi te per1ibmer. A pliece oft this kiiail will not, wearLy by its Ien gthI 1 thse wiho do6 not (tire fir 11osie., whilt it, will gise plea':sure to the iniost, cultivated tat e; and with such thiings, thlereforie, every', naiisical lady ought. to be icwell plrovid. Iaos PmAiz~n.-At the P'russiani Ini du(stialI Exhaibiti.onm, Co'unt IL'ienard Ia large prie1itor- of 11ron1 works, exhii.t I ed sheets oft iron ofI suich a (legree of temnuty that th leItayes cain 1be used lfor paper'). O nc of the Iiiest sorlt the ia.~i chinitry too ls is '7,0-l sq uare- feet of what iiay lbe entlled It-at' in, fom a ewt. iif metal. A br..'kicimih' (i From the oiuth Caroian. 1'EPpaharm' Eduualon. This tabi~cet, has beens too intieb non;, lected in oir State, or, it' at tended t>, the legislation concerning it has not Leen mnarked with sound policy. As our next, legislature will be fresh fi-ot the people, and the representatives pre suIIed to kitow the wants of' their con stituents inl their resl'ctive sections of the State, ve trust that, the whole sub ject of lollar education will be0 thor ughFly investigated, and a reibrmn in our present. system he vigorously atd energetically Coil) inenced. It is not. likely that our lawtintkers will have mutich polities, State or Federal, to talk over tiring the ap1p1jro achting session, so that aIl1e tite will be alln fled 'br those measures which will tend to 1benfit the peopIe, and place South ('arolina in her le.:itinlate position in this age of prognss4. in glancing over the new Constitu tion)1 of Louisania, just adopted by I he Convention of that State, we find the following clauses regarding "public ecduention.' "Art. 1:35. There shall be elected a sup~erintendenst (it p~uldie ethication, who shall hold his oflice for tihe terma of two years. His duties Shall be prescribed by law, atrad be shall receive such Coln) pensationI ais the Legislatie Iunny direct; provided that the (emeral Assembly shall have power by a vote of the Inijority of InenIbers elected to hoth houses, to abolish the said oflice of superintendent. of public education, whenever in their opinion said office shall be no 1. nger necessary. "Art. 813G. The General Assembly shall establish free pullie schools throughout the State, and shall provide for their support by general taxation on property or otherwise; and all moneys so raised or provided shall be distributed to each parish in pro~por. tion to the nuniber of free white chil dren between such ages as shall be fixed by the General Assemibly. "Art. 137. The proceeds of all lands heretotore granted by the United States to this State for the use or sup. port of schools, and of alt lands which may hereafter be granted or bcequeath ed for any other purpose. which here after may be disposed of by the State, atal the proceeds of the estates of de ceased persons to which the Stlate may becomne entitled by law, shall be held by the State ats a 1o:n1, and shall he tnd relnain a1 perpetual l'und on which lie State shall pay aniial interest of six per cent ; which interest, together with the interest toll the trust finds de posited with this State by the United States, under the act of' Congress, a) proved J mine :23, 18316, and all the rents of the unsold lands, shall be alpropri ated to the support of such school, and this appropriation shall re12ini inviola Ile." 'T'hese provisions in our humble opinion, are well Calculated to pro. -note popular cducation. The very first step which our' Legislature shoul take is the appointmnent of' the Oficer -suprinltendent of the pubwhlic (lene an) app1ointInent, wisel.: 10nade, of'eourse, we fear! the systen11, no nIa1tter how e.ffectiv'e in its opera12tions. his (oilicer' wol d feel is I espons1ibility, wtoubl. gtoofeey po4in1t likely to b)e pro. du ct ive of' good'., his firit, rep.ort, if h~e be a4! con Ipltt,~ nu1in, and11 has tihe .sujt J4aIt hear1It, will dernlionstra:te that1 ou11r fr. schooi syat en in as hetret.,fire caried4 1on, W1 was 1 proItlties expenldi ture4 Of the pubIlic linis. 'The dist ribuation of .th11e scho'ol f'ian d, a1ccor1d ing' to the p resenlt. p~t enbl is cointlained1144 of. A bovet, it will ibe 5teenI ii that Loilla1: dhistrlibultes her fitnil in proportion1441 tothe11. linunbr of lfree white1( chii !ren in each di1 strtict.Ti is < 4jhitabtle, bmut, we shoIlubI thinuk that the inIsertiond of' " poorui orI destte " betlbr "). fre~e whlite. chilb ien " would IMu-tie iserve I 1(ie ol4.Ct of th 1 e4'(xJpen. diture0. Le4., the( 11nal. Ibe dis5tibu~ted accort4lin g to.)11( th n2ce.ssit 1o (f 1the. re spec2(tive districmits. and4( not,1 inI propor.1 11.4n to taxaN: n or41 repr4.1Iesen21tation4. (Greenville, or' any1 other31 district, re! quire' 110. 11n1re .1unds to~ support theirI j1 pu lie schools than1 the parlisnles of' St, P hilips andt St. M~iichel:2's, let those dIis I riets have it. 'hem (4hjet is to educ~tet tile fti re 'i tizens of' te State, and1( if it, costs flfy dollars1a year('11 to edtilat a. 2 of' our1 )ta1te. and4. only I twen!Ity3 dllar:us locallitie.s Shloublt be4 educaItedIn( without referceLl~ to11. the0c5s. TIherte is still another1 reason215 l hrt this basis oif dis-tri but iont. Tile chliirenI o4f tile 'olutry districts are ICn11re( likely to1 beeolnIe anieinin~iu citizens of tihe State, than11 beneIf4its ini C.harleston)1. Wte trust that, the p~eop4le will i1n. piress upon)1 thieirt I3 represetati ves the gr'eat, inatanIt~lce of gi ving l ife2 and el'licacy3 tt our ('onnnon01 schiool syste3in, so. thati, the( money1.'3 CependedI ruay13 be of( s4411ne serice44 to 1th4 State. It, is theli tduy and11 inlterelst to prov4id4e for thle itu. andi4 inteliigenice of thos4e whlo noi ist sho tlyI) assume 4 the respons41111ibii Ities; of cit izents, and14 it nloeds nt repti- 1 ittelligentte andt ten1lig'htenment'It, of a people14., s4o fo ar they quaIliiled to pr'esertve thieir' lberties and def'end their rights. utnSN 1n1.-A teletgrap ie tispatch(' froml Wasehingt.4,n to the Ne.w York Ex tilttic'rs of thle . S. A rm! y on 11he frniers1142 441 'I'e'xas', a1114 iln New Mexho, to4 tile War' Depotment.4211, say3 a1 generall htulian itar ik lp prehendedtic iand4 thesy dlemland t hat the2 arm be put i i wr onito Til SUMITER BANNER. __Sumterville, So. Ca. JOHN T. GREEN, Enrron. TUESDAY, AUGUST 24. 1852. Omar P'riaselples. " Therre is one point on wuhich there can be no elve-rsili of oilnion in the South among those uhri are trute to her, or wcho have maid ip their ninels not to le stares ; that is if we shonild be forecd to chaose btu-rn resistance and submissin twe should take resistanec at all hazards." CAr.nouN. " To do that, concert of action must he necessa ry, not to save the Union, for it wonld thien be lem late, blt to save ourselves. Thus in my tieuw, coue rt is tie one thing iii-ful.."--CAi., UN. '1 hat is he rmrdy ? I ansuer .eerssion, vintrl seerssion of the sa/ri holding States, or a lirife number q/ thim. Nut/ving v/ese wll be wisc nothain:. rise will be practicile."--Cu vEa. Qf" Messrs. A. WHITE & Co., are Agents for the Banner in Suniterville. SCoimiuiicatioiis intended for the Banner must be handed in on or hefore Saturday morning, and those fhvoring us with ad]vertizentients will please let us have them at least by 8 o'clock on Monday. Brigidier-Geacrt. Mlaujor 1'. I1. NE sos, ofthis District, was, on the 1Ith inst., elected liriga dier General of the 'rd Brigade of Cavalry in place of General OwiEs, resigned. Arrest. We learn from the Darlington Flug of the 19th inst., that Cn ARLs Pstou sot, charged with committing two murders in Charleston was arrested a few days before by Mr. W. E. MusE, of that District, in Marion, and has been lodged in Marion Jail. 1 Ie was passing iulet the tIamIIe of CuIatLiaS I IEN DERsoN. Clieraw and Darlington Rail Road. The Cheraw Gazelle of the 17th inst., announces that the retquisite aiount of stock necessary to secure the charter of the Road and for the organization of the company has been subscribed, and a neeting of the subscribers has been called by the Coinmissioners, to be held at Cheraw on the 31st inst., for the purpose of electing a board of di ree'ors and organizing the company. Prote iliag Mexico. The Lmdon Stundarrt says if' we are not misinformed, the maritime powers will Abe invited by England and France to conasider tthe sit4utioni .of Mexico, willi a view to her establishing her in dependenc .oth financially and politi cally, so thatra barrier may be estab lished to the aggressivcspirit ofAmeri cau in the South. Tlac Wealmer. We have had a rain almost ev'ery day for the lust week, anid this umorn iing (Monday) there is every prospect of a rainy spell, The cottoni has coma iamned to shed badly, andl should the raiin conitiinue., a short crop mayz1 yet he expeicted1. We have heard several planiters compilvaining of' heav-y losses of Itoddehr. Ch rlotte/~ ow iv SouthI ('avrolina Rili Rabfii/.-We~v arte authoizwedl to state, .says th liCh iarlo tte W hig, that this worv~k Will eeriinl y bei Iiinisheda to C i vrl tte byv the~ first of O ctoberj' niext. We tstern iiroerchantits, thaee bre, whoai do no t ge~t teir goodi as bethr~ ve thant Li mie, ig t ef eport ini the Senatec tov pay the ac eirs of' Texas, propojl ses the issue of' 8, tp00 of U'nited States ai perv cent. stock, in lieu af the 5 per' cei... stc origiinally proposed ini the T1exas " Th lishiister Rev'miw f'or .hiily is fil our table-it coiitenits ar :c Seua aluenitio n," " Enaglaind's IFor gtton Wio\ rthis,"' "Thle Fuituire of Geologiii&y,"'' " Loird .J etfrey aiid the I liibuh iiRgl eviewv,'" "Tendenlcies oft Elanh~md, " Th Lady Novel i.-t," '"Thel I'ohlit ical i fe and Seitiimntsn of N ie "Sir Rob ilert Peel and his Policy," "(v'lCl emporary LiteratureC of'Englanda," "Coniitempilorary Literatuire of A mlerica," "Coiitemiporary Literature of G"ermia Er We have rece~ivead the Lojndoni Quarterly Review foar .1 uly. ('tm.. Gutitia.-Wo. lintd the fol. lowiing paragrah in the WVinin-boro IRe.ginter of thme 17th inst. "eare revjiestedl by C'ol. Maxcy G regg, to say, that "'while grateftilly acknow~ledlginlg the too fluttering coim. lplliment beistovwed up~oni him, inl the lute conuniiuniiicationi ini the Regv',ister, niiainL~g him for the Uniited States Seniate, anid seaking of' him in such termis as he kinows perfectly well coutld oiily be0 prompted by the extraivaigant partiality of' friendship, he is covnstrainedl, at. the risk of incurringa lie charge of' vaniity ini unnecessarily dlecliinig a niomiination, to decdlare that het is ult taerly untwilinhg that his nameiu shoul be spoken (of at all fort lie aitlie ini queistain, which lie couvmld not accept itfeli o iiroable an eve~nt shoualdJ occui as his i:ketion to For the Sumter Fanner. To Major IIayMyvorutI. Sli: The attention of the people of this District, and of a large portion of the State has been fur some time di rected to various subjects of interest, upon which most of the candidates of this District have expressed their sen timents, either before the people di reetly or through the press. And, as we hold that in all repre sentative Governments, the people have an incontestible right to know the principles of those who aspire to represent them; you being announced a candidate to represent, Claremont in our next Legislature, w:e would be gratified if you would answer the fol lowing interrogatories: 1st. Are you in favor of equalizing the representation in the Legislature, and especially in the Senate according to population and taxation ? 2d. Are you in favor of giving the election of Electors for President and Vice President to the people ? 3d. Are. you in favor of any inodifi cation of the Militia laws of this State ? 4th. And "last but not least" are you in favor of the election of the nominees of the National Democratic party, PisncE aud KINo for President, and Vice President of the United States ? ONE OF THE PEOPLE. MonJoNisn IN ENoLANo.-'The New York Tribune, at one time the organ of Mormionism, as it is of all the isms of the day, has the following notice of the progress of Morn monism, taken from the Millenial Star published in London: 'By letters from Elders Voodward and Ubray, says the Star, we learn that the little leaven set on the inter esting Island of Malta is spreading and fermenting among the inhabitants of that portion of the globe. Six persons have been baptized, natives of live dif forent countries. A spirit of opposi tion has been mnanifested by the clergy, as a matter of course. The saints of Italy, also were firm in the faith and rejoicing in the truth. 'Une of the Mormon French con verts, Francois Stondeman, writing fron Lausane, in Switzerland, gives an account of a visit to Geneva, during which occurred a couple of miracles. 'Brother Morel frequently visits at the house of a lady who purposs to be baptized. 'This lady is the mother of four or five children, one of whom is weak minded, almost an idiot, and had never walked; and its twisted, droop ing, powerless limbs banished thd hope of its walking for a long time. Brother Morel, touched with compas sion at the fate of the poor child, put his hand1( to its chin as it sat on its mth~er's knees, and regarding him i with attenttiont, reconunended him to the grace of the Lord, thait ile might have piity upont him1. Well, dlear brother, tihe child walked next day! 'The other case was that of a girl sick with) interimittent fever. The wri ter says he was intvitedl to administer to 1hcr witht huoly oil, which he did twic, 'askinig ourW 1 leavenmly Father,' &c., fron: which imac the girl was quite wvelI ! 'The Stair conidh~ently expects to see manny thIousanid saints depart from Eniglandi ihr Deseret whien the niext sprintg opens. luxor S-r. Aay's.-\Ve findi iln thme Aluintgomecry Journal the following card of1 thme P residenit, of the Witank of St. Alary's whtai we piubulish ihr the benmef it, of thIose hioldinig or in tg itter ested in) the liills of that inistitut ion: EOr' tile infrmation or the creditors of' the thank of St. Mlary's, I subljoinl a condensed staitement of' its condition 0o) thme 2;Id of April last, when it sums penidedl pa:y ment, antd of its coniditionit 'on thte 13th of July about 80 days sub. si equet thereto. Onl the' 23d of' April, its' entire in debtedniess, including circulation, de piosits, outstanding ceecks, &c.., was 585 ,888 641. On the 13tht of July, tihe entire indebtedness (embracing every lormt ofi liab) lity) was 6251, 115.. 3'2; thus exhibiting a redemlptionl, in 80 days, of noL less a son11 thaun 833-1,7/3t 32--which does not include neairly 4100,000( of miy owl) smlall chlanuge bills tham~t have been prolmpitly r'eeemed~ in thmat, period, as presentteud. I einbrace this opipor uniity of re n)ewin~g my assurances to thte pi~ulic, that tmy efforts shall onttinue unlremlit ted to redeem the issues of the Blank anid that. so far from its beaing ins~olvent, it, will lbe able within a reasoinable time, to r'eddceem, at pair, its entirec liai bilitics, her good assets amouting to imore than double the piresenit indebted ness ! It is hoped that thtis notice will secure thte attenitiont of such editors as may lie disposed to guard tihe pieoll aigainst the sacrifice of' the notes of the llank of'St. Mary's. Jomus G. WIx-rERL. Call not that mnt wretched who, whtatever else he suff'ers as to pint iniflic'ted, pleas'ure derd med,ifthe has ai chikli for whlom lhe hopes, atnd on whom lhe dote.~ Povert~y may grind him to theo dust, obscuirity may cast its dlarkest, mnatntle over hilt, the sonig of the gay mtay lbe far fromt htis own dIwellng his face may be untknown to his neighibors, attd his voice may be unheeded amonglt thtose wit h whom i hie dwells,--even paini may rack his joints, and sleep flee from1 his iliow; hut lie has a gem with which heo would tnot part. wvealth defy ing~ 'otimtaition, for. famte fillinug a world's ear, for thte luury of' te highest. ARIREST FOR IODNAPPIN.--We lear from the Easton (Md.) Gazette, that few nights ago, in Caroline county, tw men made arrangements to meet slave named Ton, near Greensboro and that Tom having informed hi master of the alilir, four white mei accompanied him to the spot an found the two strangers there in a car rings.' Mr. Dill caught hold of th vehicle to arrest them, when he rc ceived a ball through his ear, narrowl escaping with his life. Another of thi whites who caught hold of the horses was also fired at but without efket The supposed kidnappers then mad their escape but were pursued, and onm of them, named Wicks arrested a Dover, Del. The other named Dorri ty made his escape. These men keel a small ste at a place called Sand town, near the Maryland line, and thI Gazette says they make it a regula business to entice slaves away in orde: to secure the reward. DEATII OF Ms. GENERAL TAYLOR. Mrs. General Taylor, -relict of the late Presidenft Taylor, died at East Pasea goula, at 6 o clock, on Saturday night the 14th inst. W We learn that an afllay tool place in the upper part of town yester day evening, between . McGilberry Goins and Tf.omas IRaburn, in whiel the formter was killed by a pistol sho from the latter. liaburn, we understand, immediate ly surrendered himself, and is now it the custody of the Sheriff. [State-Rights Republican North Carolina.-The Ilon. David S. leid has been elected Governor o North Carolina. The Senate is Demo. oratie, and tl.e IIo-ise of Commons wil probably show a Whig majority. CIIERAw AND DARLINoTON PAiL RoAn.--lt is our pleasure, this week to make the gratitying announcement that the requisite amount of stock ne cessary to secure the charter of the above road, and for the organization of the Company, has been subscribed We look upon this as the most impor tant event to the people of this sectio of country, which has occurred withii the recollection of the "oldest inhabi taut." The upper Pee Dee count, abounds in unavailable resources whie the completion of this and the Wil mnington and Manchester Rail Roa< must develope and msake valuable. 'rue securing of the charter, aid ti organization of the Comuipany. with thi spirit manifested, we fi-el an anpl guarantee for the completion of th ltoad, at the earliest possible mionent ideed, it only remains for the stock holders, who are to meet in this plaec as will be seen by reference to the ad vertisement of the Comnnissioners, o1 the 31st inst., to elect a Board of Di rectors imbued with their own spirit to remove all doubt. That they wil do this, we feel confidently assured. Che~ramw (?azette, 17't' inasl. The New York corresj o Iient of th Phihidelphia Bulletini says: "Thre gold iniedals have been received heri from the British Governiment, throug Mr. Crampiton and Mr. Webster, fo Captain I lyward, of the packet shaij 'Danilel WebIster,' Captain Levi Mar., Li n, of the brig 'II arriet,' and Capttaii llrowne, of the ship 'Star of the West, for having in No vemiber last, savet the passengers ain e rew of the Britial emiigrant ship 'Unicorin,' from th< wvreck ol'that vessel. Oni the obversi of each medal is the head oif her Majee ty, wit h the inscriptioin, 'Victoria, 1D (G. lirittanmniartun, F. D.' On the ret verse, within a wreath of' oak leaves surmounite'd by the imiperial Crowni,i the inscripition, 'From the British Gk vermitenmt to Captai -. (of the Uni 'ted States shiip----,' o13ia.,~ or 11k wra.'mth, -.1-\iw sav'irig puart, of the pasl gers and crew of the ship Ulnicorii Noeveminr, 1851.' TIms medal is eii closed in a dark blue imoroeco cast lined wvith blue velvet and white satir bearinlg the same inscription as thi ilied aI." Tm llooK C..oNEN.-T'he iilOwIn: extract fromi one of the New Yori letters of an exchange, accounts fior th delay in adjusting the qJuestioni of di viding tihe Methodtist Book Conmcri situated in New York: "The long-penmdinig difieuhty' bc tweemn tile Methodist. Churchies, Nort and Sout'h, ini respect to the nunnmiot IBook Conceern ini this city, has not ye becen finially disposed of, although th principile involved was decided by th1 United States Circuit, Court in favor c lie Chitrch South-and the Chure, North has determined not to appeal Th'le cause of' the delay is said to b the confuised state of' the accounts o their concern, which the most skillfd b~ook-keepers fid it, diflicult to t.rav el ; and, until these aceounts ar straighitened~ out, it will hbe impossibi to ascertinl the value of the concerr The facet is, the Bootk Conicern hias beel in the hands of the most stupid an< incompetent men that could have bee1 called from the whole field of the Mt. thodist denominiationi. They may hay been abundanitly Iblessed with piet.3 but they have not had thle leiast nmodi emnur of' businiess lfeet, and have gon on, heaping blunder upon blunder, mr tLu the fmncnial dlepartmnent, is in a. most iniextricabile confusion. The lies wvay to settle the matter would lhe t sell out the whole concern to the high est bidder, and to divide the proceeds. PROSeUTION oV TulE OFFICERs o THlE llENRY CL.Y,-lt is said that tht D)istrict A tto rney of' W estehtest c counity, New York, will take no actio in this case on the verdict of the cont tier's juiry, Ihtm. leave the p~ Jrosecutiton the U. S. Coumrts. If this be so, it prosecu~ition cani hie had uttil the 71m of' Sepstemberic, as the graind jmy of' th~ 1'. S. )ist rict.(Court will not be eni TI'aw CropIs. The croj s in Etistern Texas are said to b. very promising. The Marshall lietpublic::n of the 7th inst. Navs that the corn crop in that county is ilready s made, and that the yield is greater than it has been in years. It is gene 1 rally believed that corn this year will not be worth inure than twventy-five cents. Last year it was worth froni' - one dollar to one dollar and a half. r Equally favorable reports frons relia 3 ble sources aire heard from adjoin itg counties. There is no doubt the yield of the corn crop will be very large throughout Eastern Texas. 'The cotton crop, it is akticniated, will also be very large. There ii eve: - ry reason, at this time, to think soo It is true that some of the planters are complaining that they are suflering for, want of rain. But, in this respect, it - has been mloi 0 seasonable than usual. Every thing depends upon a faivorable autumn. If there is a dry fall, an abundant erop. will be made. .Expe rience has proved that a dry flll always produces a large crop. As things now appear, the prospects are very elating. -TEA PLANTIN.-Junius inith writing front Greenville (S C., to the Journal of Commerce, states that the weather has been very favorable this season for agriculture. As ': well-known tea-planter, his' remarks are very interesting. Two years ago he received a few green tea plants front Shanghai, which for the ricbness of their tint are admired by every visiter. Experience has shown him, he says, that the growth of t e plant should not be impeded for - r a moment by the plucking of' a leaf. Ile began to plant on the 18th-. of May, and continued throughout June.. Ile does not intend to hold nuts over , this c,.nfe C,- . 00 nII . n eal xtu-el that by putting tlhem in the ground at once the germination- will be corres pondingly increased. lie found thaut by heading down his oldest plants mo derately in spring they had more sprouts and were more vigorous. 'The - * blossoms he expects to appear in September, and it will then, be twelve months before the nuts then set will ripen in autumn. The plants are two feet in height-, and may be permitted to reach five or six feet. The plant reserved for seed should not be stripp'ed of its foliage, and those intended for using the leaf 1;hr tea should be kept separate froin those intended to grow nuts. IA:TIMORE ConMsI:CIAL Coxu :' -TIo.-The Cotton 'lant, published in .Vashingtonu city, contains ti - following notice: "There is to be held, in Decem - ber next, at Baltimore, one of ti e i largest Conventions ever assembled in - the south, for the promotion of south ern Commerce. The . must extei I sive arrangemexcnts have beat n adq. ,t is contemplated then to adjourn th meeting to Meiiphiis, themn to New Orleans, then to Miobile or Mont.. gomtery, then to Macon or Savan nah then to Charleston, and then to Richmond, anud . io on. Keep, I the ball going." >A NEw NOSE.--Mr. Edward Clark 'by Dr. Paineoast, of that city, to sup. I ply the one lie had lost some -sixteen years ago. A piece of flesh from 'the forehiead wvas sewed into the cheeks; a guitta perchia mould of his fiither's nose - was pilaced over it to give it the perop o r shape, andu gold tubes were inserted - for the nostrils. He says lie hias now ,a new nose, sound and wvell formed, with the senses of feeliing and smell as - line as they ever wvere. AvdaIICeN OnAT - & 134 long . beent conceded th.at Mr. WVebster ,standls at the head of Amuericanm or . ators. In all his speechies, we re ,collect no passage umore truly clo ,qua nt than his cufogiunm on Alexanider laiiton, deliv'ered in the course of his address to the citizens of New York, on the 10hth of~ March, 1831. I Speaking of that great man's con neetion with the public finances, as Secretary of the Treausury under Gen. -W ashiungton, Mr. Webster said: "lie smote the rock of the national resource, and abundanut streams of revenue gushed forth, lie touchued the dead corpse of the public credit,. - and it, sprung upon its fiet" W Vhenu we first, read Mr. Webster's New York speech, we thought these beautifulh figures could not be im prove~d upon. 'They are surpassed, however, in the following extract fronm - a fourth of July oratioii, delivered at Natchiez, in 1839, by one of the r present dlistingugishied representautives I in Congress fronm Mississippi. Dwel - hing upon the great services of' the Sininiortal Washington, in our rev 3olutionary struggile, the eloquent -speakler thus improves on Mr. Web ster's felicitous concepetion: "As Moses smote the rock and' i the wraters flowed, so WVashiington wvhipjped the lBritish and liberty came." 3 That Mr. Webster had since' spok ,en in public, can only be accounted for - on tihe grounid, that he niever could have seen or heard of this great Natch - ez speech.-VIicksbumrg Seatine!. , LTrz MosyNnF.AL F~ini.-Tfhe Montr e .ah investigation Conninittee estimaute flthe loss by the late fire at $1,000,000. It has b)een determined to apply to the r Government for a loan of #800,000, e to entable thle pouor proprietors of lots r to rebuild, for thue payment of' w~hich ai the city, in its corporate capacity, will lhe respotnsible--the buildings to be -4 ii either of stone or briek. For the pie oe iet' use of thIose w~ho have no huomie, hi 1he cunnit tee -have issued proposa~ls e ihr' thie eret ion of' t ic ce hds, to le .of woe d, filled isa n itah brick, each 240 k'e't hoii.