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"j' Persons wishin to wee us upon
business connected with the Paper or Law
can find us at any hour during the day,
q'xceitt from four to five in the afterngmon.
;t our office, just hack of So.oatoss' Now
Stare. Al b'uinite-s connecte' with the
paper must he trananctert with WILLIAM
Li:s, Joni S. RICAIn-Nos, jr., or t. C.
Lo;AN. Mr. R. C. LoGAN, the Foreman
of Manner Office, is our only authorise'l
Aue't, ti receivo inoney and (rive receipts
for tIh.- sano, and may always he found at
the' Manner Office. All lette'rs addressed
to the Banner must be pre-preid to insure
The Vigl'ant Society of Sumterville, will
take notice that Rand No. 4, will turn out from
Monday the 17th of April, for the usual tr -m.
L. P. LURING, Pre't.
.J. H. DINGLZ, Sec'ty.
April 12th, 1854.
'rhe prices of Cotton ranged to-day
Irem 9 to 10 1-8 cents.
Miller & Brittoa's Lessaosa
We most emiphatically agree with
the Watchman in pronouncing this
home made Sprtip a good at tiele. We
have ti ed it aid speak fi out expel i.
The Spring Term o' the Comrt for
this District commenced on Monday
last.. His Honor Judge WITHERS is
despatching the business with as much
celerity as is compatible with justice,
and though pressed by the cares and
anxiety of a sick family, which he has
left at hor e, has exhibited none of that
peevi-hness or fretfulness complained
of at a certain place. The docket
though larger than usual, presents no
case of very great interest, and it is
thought, will be got through with by
the middle of the week.
The War.
The news from the East is compli
cated and interesting. Our time and
space will not permit us to say more
at present than to state that there has
been several skirmishes in which the
Turks were defeated. An outbreak of
a terrible nature has taken place in
nutiern Albania. Amicable feelingli
I .to iia aieween Eastlia and
M~unicipal Election.
We learn from our ColumbIin ~"rrf.
pondeat that at the election held for Intend
ant and Wardens for that place sin Monday
April 2nd, the following gentlemen were
elected :
Intendant, Col. WM. MAYBIN.
Wardens, Messra. T. W. Radcliffe, W
D. DeSaussure, WVm.Glaze, Patrick Ilani
ganl. G. Monmiih, Roberz Cathcart.
Jas. V. L~yles, who had been noiminated
on hs " Ant i-license " ticket declinei rutt
ning. Two of the nommuees tin that tick..
were re-elected without opposition. The
others were defeated. The vote was by
no mieans a test one on the temperance
qtut ion as the Hamburg and Columbia
Rail Road subscription swallowed up all
other questions. All of thoist elected are
in favor of a tnwtn subscription to said road.
E x-Gov. Foote.
We perceive by the California pa.
pers, th .t the Ilun. FI S. Foo-rC is in
the land of gold dust, partaking of'
corn plimentary public dinners, mraking
speeches &c. &c. Go it General !
Thae Loudona Consulate.
J. D. B. Dgliow, t,ow Susperintend
ant of the censtis, is spoken .of as like
ly to, fill the office of Constul at London,
in the place of 3aontoa SAUNDERs.
We should sefppose the appoint
merit of Mr. DaBow to this honorable
and lucrative oflice would be particu
larly satistactory.
ituiten 1,u pdtrvo.
Tfhe W ashington papeers state that
It is probable the Gadsden Trreaty will
be rejected at the next Executive Sea
The Nebraska question at the latest
aceoiunts was under debate in the
8everal attempts to rob and to as.
sassinate have been made of late in
WVnr. Tisugh wtas tlbbed by Jameas
Freemnan: in C.amdenm on monday nzight
3'd inst. F'reemtmn was arrested an
lodged in jai. Ilough is doing well.
A Terrible Earthqutke has just uc
cured. in Cala brin, 3,000' lives wcre
A case of'small pox bas appaared in
Abberville v'llage.. The whole eounnliy
is alamed and. there has hbe, a- gen-.
oral Slamnpede.
Our country neighhara would' dies well
to bring into town al this time any spare
stock or poultry en hand. Chickens,.duckm..
tur i~eys aend beoe re scarce and. wie mtwf
a t a ft.da ,a
Tit, (laresadoa Vigiaast ]
W v hav. com iplieel with the request
-I tlhi- S.--eety awt p-Illished the pro
"redias of their ueeting, but we have
i"" -o s ni after having had the pub.
lia nt io pice tendered us. While up.
an ahis subject we can but express our
regret that this Society should have
li't it its duty to pursue the course it
has, and we hope for the sake of all
parties that there has been a mistake
Ssomewhere. Gov. MAnNsN is not the
man to wilfully and knowingly abuse
the Iower entrusted to him, nor to op
puose the efforts of a respectable body
of h;s fellow citizens enlisted In so
i.raikeworthy a cause, as we know the
gentlemen are, who compose the Clar
e'ndubn Vigilant Society. We feel as
sured therefore that he must have been
imposed upon by I the petitioners" or
that. there has been some mistake.- I
We" des not mean, however, by this e
to cast the slightest censure upon this I
Society. On the contrary, we believe I
that the " pardoning power," may
have been u-id too freely in many in. i
stances and that the country would <
have been better off had it been used f
less, but we console ourselves with the
thought that if our Executives have
erred at all they have erred on the side i
df merc,. At the same time too, that I
we believe and hope that there is a 1
mi-i ke in the present instance, we feel
glad that we live in a land where the f
people plainly shew that no misrule 1
can pass without censure, but where 1
all from the highest to the lowest in t
office are to be held aneniable to the
true rulers -the People.
Washington C orrespondence.
V AsHIoTo.q, April 6. 1854.
To a stranger visiting Congress for
the first time, the House of Represen.
tatives appears to be a perfect Babel.
No matter who is speaking, or on
what. subject, very little attention is
paid except the member be one of
unusual eloquence or of great renown.
honorable gentlemen sit at ease,
whispering or talking loud enough to
disturb those around them,-or are
lasily engaged, writting home to the
" dear people," or prepa;og speeches
for" Buncombe." Such are the pleas.
ures ".f Public Life !
The South Carolina delegation, we
are happy to say, is a model one.
Always attentive and watchful-every
ready to defend or if forced to attac,
teQy command-she.esteemand 'iegard
of the entire House. "- ''
The Senate is by far a mere respect
able and dignified body than the House.
Its mnembers arm g'.o-re!y good look.
irng men, past the prime of life, and
therefore, a'le to ,judge well f om ex.
perience. Senator 'Douglass-" the
little giant" as he is called-is now
noticed muore than all of his compeers,
Jud,:e BUTLEa appears as hearty and
hale as ever, and is very popular;
while Senator EVNSa preserves the
samte quiet look and manner that he
mnanifested while Judge. Mr. EVER.
STY, from Massachusetts, is desidedly
the pleasantest and most sociable
gentleman in Congress. He was for
mierly a Unitarian preacher, but at
last entered the political arena; whence
he will at least retire, with the best
wishes of both those of his and of
opposite opinions. Judge BUrTLKa
speaks in highest terms of Senator
EvaUtETT. anid regrets that they have
so, oftena to clash swords together.
IL is now thought that the Gadsden
Treaty will not be ratified. The Sen
ate have been in Executive Session the
whole week deliberating upon it. It
is rumored moreover, that (on yester.
day the Senate 'truck out the proposed
boundary and rejected a motion to
substitute 31st parellel of Laut. Mr.
i~mssaasnDn, then moved to lay the
Treaty on th table- which motion was
lost. A move was then made to run
the boundary line due west fronm the
intersection of 111 th degree of Long
with thme 31st parellel of Lat. to the
Gulf of California-this also failed.
Col. GADSDEN yet entertains strong
hopes of having the treaty ratified.
The upreme Court umet here on
last Monday. All the Judges were I
present. Among those admitted as 1
Attorneys and Counsellers of thec
Court, we notice thu name of James
13. Campbell, of Charleston.
gather a queer move was made in
the hleouse on Tuesday last. We refer
to the mnotin imade by Mr. Campbell,
asking that the rules of the House be
suspend. d In oirder that he might offer
a resolutdon for the President to open
negtiation~s for the annexation of Can
ada. t his motion was very ungallantly I
refused. Ayes 28, Nays 119.
General 1'Mk,- who Is a Carolinian
by birtli, will address the Senate in a
day or t wo' on ti (udeden-'Freatiy
i speech on the same question on'
Tuesday has been. very higly spoken'
YouiLaeed not be surprised)li~we have
aor" Coeta Corresondce " acon.
ifr. Seward, of New York, has of'ered
i resolution that was passed, calling
m Presidentfierce for information ir
egard to Rev. T. T. Richmond who
vas imprisoned by the Austrian Gov.
rnment, last October or November.
It has leaked out that Daniel Web.
ter did not really write the famous
Iulsemata" letter. It was written
>y Mr. Everett by request of Mr.
Webster--the latter being sick at the
We have nothing else to communi
ate at present.
Philadelphia Correspondence.
PHILADELPHIA, April 6, 1854.
A Plea for the "Know
MESSRS EDITORS : As the party
alled the " Know Nothings ",now at
racts more attution from its peculiar
rganization ai.d rapidity of its pro
resy, than all other political parties
n the Uni..n, I take the liberty of sen.
ling you a full account of that seem.
ugly 4fyst'erioeus Order omitting any
ommnnents or reflections upon it or it
The history of the" Know Nothings'
s yet unwritten, and to all except the
nitiate'l, unknown. A branch from
he Native American Party it has out.
;rown the mother tree and green and
rigorous bids fair to bud and blossom
or many years. Let us first give the
)rinciples on which the order is estab
ished. If they be right, condemr
hem not.
It is a well known fact that ship
nads of emigrants from Europe arc
laily poured upon our land. Honest
Lard-working men who flee from tam
no or oppression are brought ovei
ide by side with criminals, paupers
md vagabonds-the refuse of the Old
World. Coming to America with ne
mowledge of the practical working:
>a republican Government-dazzled
with brilliant hopes held out to them
>elieving that under a "free" gov
-rnment, every one can act as he pleas
s, they are guided by no fixed princi
)les of. conduct-and act and speal+
without fear from any quarter. .
najority of themn it may be, soon learr
o r gard properly the pr viliges the}
mjoy in this country, but many stil
dhere to their old prejudices and pre
lilections-believing firmly, that free
lom is licentiousness. Can such mer
aakegopd citizens ? ... ...
-WielIl nntf llessrg EdIicb, endear
or to point out the vevy many danger;
threatning our National Existenci
from this continmual infer omf foriegners
We wall not point to the procee~ding
in St. Louis in May 1853 when sever
ii thousand foreignaers boldly pre
slaimned that they would support ni
man for titliece who was not willing ti
tbolish Grand Juries, Anti-Licens,
Laws and a rega'd for the Christiai
3abbath ! We nee'd refer yoau to
scene in New York City last mnontl
when several thousand soldiers of one
religions persuasion and Jenominatiot
marched together ready if the wor<
were given, to execute any and ever
:ommnand of their " Master"! Le
men look around about them on ever'
aide and they will see what we havi
aaid confirmaed by indubitle evidence
3ome move must then be taken to re
nove these evils-for evils they ar<
--and protect our interests and pro
ride for our well being.
In our nmxt we will show how th<
' Know Nothings " endeavor to d<
hair country service and what the
arve as yet unaccomplishe'd.
For the Ba nner.
Miassas. EDIrroS: I have read the
ommunication of ' Populi " in your insul
f the 5th instant. Ide is certainly un~
nasked now and for the present the Gai
vould not be worth another shot.
Pso Botao Pust.ico.
April 7th, 18t8.
For the Baner.
hMasas F.:avons : A writer over the
'ignature o("Whaeat" in your last papea
eems quite indignant at Tr. .J. C., (or hay.
ng presumed to express his preference foi
ertain gentlemen as candidates, for the
egislature, anmd, whuilsit he (Wheat) thruati
is ownfavorite before the People, he verj
onui.elently adtmonishes T. J. C., tei~am
ie other business and not to ameddlis with
~andadates ; but leave such busmness to us,
Wheat " and the people.
Oh " Wheat " what charming modesty
eally you have sproQuted higher mn my esti
nation than any other variety of usmal
Now friend Wheat as you have sealei
our lips about Candidates, suppose wi
tart after that " Turkey " the man hat
een hunting so long in the woods of Ken,
uckcy, or on a "wtild goose chose." for \
ave, nearly worn out my steel pen, and
!our A wl appears to be blunted from the
niing yetr gave rme, and a guill wouk
16 acdejptable to. bethof. us. And, whalh
ye jog along II will! give your a few hinti
in the cultivatioan of " Wheat " If yor
romise not -to treat our exsperience as
Snonsense." .
Our unnp of b Wbnat " will ba .am.
down in Octobet lnext. There are at
present two varieties beford us for our
Upper" Field, and four or five for the
" Lower" I will endeavor to give you
and your friends a brief history of their ori
gin and properties. First to commence
with your own favorite to whom you appear
to stick as close as coblers wax to harness
leather. This variety (your favorite) was
found many esnturies ago, by a lovely
Maiden, (Oh bearded " Wheat" How I
love an4nonor womanly prejudices) grow
ing wild among the " bullrushes," on the
margin of one of the eastern rivers, per
haps the Euphrates or Nile ;-and is well
adapted to the fertile plains of Egypt, or
the rich Vallies of our own Mississippi, but
is entirely too exhausting for our generous
southerq Clime; so. much so, that no
ordinar, plantffi;iurish beside it. And
hen', O' arinaceoua'4 Wheat" is another
cause for indulgin'g u in our childish
whims.'. This variety has been growing
in the Upper field for the last three or four
years,. id has already begun to entwine
its te, tile among the branches of the
tree of kirou-ledge, cultivated at the expence
of our generous farmers and staunch yeo.
manry of the upper districts, to furnish
seedlings to stock the two fields above al
luded to, and af'ord shade and recreation to
the older Plants, but not a particle of bene
fit to those who have to furnish Guano to
invigorate it. So exhausting is this va.
variety of small grain that I am told the
amateur farmers in Columbia, last season
actually took $20,000 worth of the Guano
of our real farmers to resuscitate the droop
ing "Medicina Tree" in the garden of
Charleston. 0 smutty "'Wheat" how
you have been throwing chaff in..the eyes
if our up country farmers. Now indeed
they begin to see and feel that their only
remedy for short crops is to practice the
system of Retation
The next variety and that which we
would recommend to be sown in the "up.
per field " is so well ktown to our agricul
turiste for its strength of stalk. fullness of
ear, lightness of chaf, clearness of bran,
cheat, or tare, purity and fineness of its Fa
rina, that it needs no further description
than to say it is the samo that was so
successfully cultivated (Johnny Crappo
can testify) on the field of Trafalgar, by
" Nelson. " It is well adapted to the soil
of the " upper field "
For our " Lower Field " we have among
other specimens a vigorous anid beautiful
vari.ety of ever " Greens " and by" Bla(e)
nding'' these and others equally well
known, any noble matron, or amiable
daughter " With( l)erspoon" can stir up
such nice little cakes that our " children "
would smck their lips and leap for joy
calling down blessings Oh" Wheat " on
thy briftly head,-so farethee well friend
Whe.it- till sowing time in October next.
- Fr the Banner.
Clarendon Vigilant Seeiety.
The committee appointed at the last
meeting of the Clarendon Vigilant Society
to take into consideration the action of the
Executive in granting pardons to certain
persons, convicted at the last Court of Sea.
sions holden for this District, through the
instrumentality of this Society, beg leave
to submit the following Report :
Governments are instituted for certain
snd special purposes : the chief amont
which is the protection of private property.
Laws are passed for the accomplishment
of this high purpose by imposing restraints
and affixing penalties for their violations
and whenever any government through its
officers, whether Executive or Judicial,
fails to carry out these wise provisions, the
end of their enactment is defeated and the
rigzhts of private property become insecure.
The law of this State mnaking it a highly
penal offence to trade or traffic with the
slave population was intenaded not only tc
protect the community against the depre
dations of the slave, but to protect in some
measure the morals of the slave and thus
afford a two-fold protection to the rights
of property. All illicit traffic with the
staves holds out inducements to theft--and
hence the whole community is liable tc
suffer in the absiraction and theft, which
this traffic engenders; and the owner of
the slave suffers less on account of the
impaired value of his property. But the
evil does not stop here. This traffic is
carried on chiefly in arden t spirits, by
which means drunkenness is induced and
asepirit of insubordination is superinduced,
dia a long train of evils follows necessari
ly, which we will now stop to enumerate.
This Society was organized for the pur
pose of enforcing the laws enacted for the
suppression of this species of offence. Our
efforts mn this behalf have not been directed
solely to our individual protection but the
advantages expected to result from our
organizatigp mest-necessarily be a benefit
to the whole comsmunity to the poor man
as well as the richA Your committee be.
li'eve that much good has resulted from
our organisation. Oflbnders have been
brought to trial. Conviction followed
the sentence of the law pronounced, by
which means a check was given to this ne.
farious practice, and our best hopes were
I abont to be realized when to our great dis
appointment and chagin the Governor as
sumes the responsibility of thwarting and
altoget her defeating the sole object of our
organization by interposing the pardoning
power in behalf of these offenders against
the majesty of the law.
The constitution has very wisely in the
opinion of your eonitteo conferred upon
the IExecittive the power to grant re
.prieve. and Raudoes after onviction. The
power thus contereed is certainly a very
impe'rtant ohe, and was- given- doubtless
for ihn potn~Ainn e4 the'inanoniuand ant
as we apprehend, to enable the guilty to
escape punishment. Its exercise therefore
involves a grand responsibility and hence
its applcation should in all cases be the
result of a wise and sound discretion.
The too frequent exercise of this power
is Irought with the most serious conse
quences in as much as it furnishes a gleam
of hope to offenders and so far serves as
encouragement to unprine'pled men to
violate the laws. It weakens the force of
the penal code to a great extent when the
punishment it inflicts becomes a matter of
uncertainty. The constitution not only
bestows power upon the Executive but
imposes the most sacred duties. He shall
take eare that the laws be faithfull e execu.
ted in mercy. In the instance before us
law has not been faithfully executed in
mercy, but on the contrary, the end of
justice has beqh defeated through the par.
donang power. Be it therefore,
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
society that his Excellency Gov Manning
in extending pardons to the offenders
against the laws in this particular has
abused the power conferred upon the Exe.
Resolved, That however painful to our
feelings to be called upon to pass censure
upon the Chief Executive of the State for
a dereliction of duty or abuse of powers
conferred, it becomes forefold more pain.
ful when we remermber that the Executive
chair is at pressnt filled by one whom it
has been our pride to honor, but a sense of
duty to ourselves and to this cotmunity re
quires that we should speak out in lan.
guage not be inisunderstood and we most
emphatically declare that his Excellency
Gov. Manning has forfeited the confidence
of this Society.
On motion of Mr. Sprott,
Resolved, That these proceedings be
entered by the Secretary upon the records
of this Society and that he furnish the E-li
tors of the District papers with a copy
and request their publication.
E. B. DAVIS, Pres't.
C. F. LEsEsNE, Sect'y.
!or the Banner.
Mressns EDTros : Again we see that
your columns have given publication- to
A R. BRADH AM'S name, as a candidate
for Sheriff of Surnter District, among the
miny names we see announce for Sheriff.
We esteem n man higher than Mr.
BRADHAM, fie has been our Deputy
Sheriff for many years and notwithstand.
ing the high responsibilities he was acting
under 1aF the Sheriff his sober, hon -t and
industrious qualificatione enabled him to
act in such a manner as to give general
satisfaction to the penple. He ie a man
that takes pride in relievingthe wantse and
necessities of his fellow man- and wouli:
if able, assist them all, but hiwenrndition
in life renders him unable. We trnut he
may be elected sheriff
A pril 4, 1854. 24 3t
l'F WVsehman copy twice.
rTna A FFRAY IN WAsutNoToN.--The
Washington, St'ar, of the 223d, gives
tbe following account of the affray
between Col. Mitchell and! Clark'e
Mille, which came near being attended
with fatal resulrts:
"While Clarke Mills, the Artist,
was at Patton's barber's shop, last
evening waiting to be shaved, Col.
%itchell, of Minnesota, in an excited
state, came in, and familiarly address
ed the gentleman in the chai's, but as
soon as he discovered that he waa not
an. acquaint'ance, apologized, and his
apoloigy was ac-epted. When the
gentleman left the shop, Mr. Mills
took his placeto- be shaved. Col. M.
then accosted Mr. Mills in the same
familiar manner, insulting him by put
ting his hand on his face, rubbing t.is
chin and using expressions anything
but becoming even when said playful
ly between friends. An apology was
then offered by Col M. for his conduct,
and accepted by Mr. Mills, and Col.
M. took a scat.
'In a minute or two, however, Col.
M. advanced to Mr. Mills, and wheni
told by the barber to sit down, refused.
saying thatt ho would have satisfaction.
Mr. Mills telling Col. M. if he did not
desist hte would give himt satisfatct an.
Col. M. said that he wouItld cut his
throat, and used other expressions of
an offensive character-wherepon
Mr. M. rose off his chair seized the
stool upon which his feet rested and
struck Col. M. twice, cutting his head
seriously, which at first was supposed
wouild cause death. The wound, how.
ever, we are glad to learn, is only a
flesh onie,Jrom the effects ofawhioh
Col. M. will probab y soon recover1
Jan. 29.-The skeletor of'a wvoman
was found at twelve o'clock to-dlay
insidegfence, in the vie nity of this
town, which has caused the greatest
sensation among its inhabitants.
Strange to say, the face remained
uninjured, while thte himbsn and body
were literally bare of flesh, they hay.
ing been torn and devoured by dogs.
W hat remained of the body was imme
diately recognised to be that of a wo
man named Sullivan, the wife of a
comfortable farmer living in the
neighborhood, who generally attended
the market, and brought butter in
small quantities. Yesterday she wvas
known to flave bought 'about ?10
worth, and on her way home, it would
appear, she got over the fence for the
purpose of getting on a more direct
.road not a 100 yards off, when, from
some acolient,.she was rendered so far
helpless as not to be able to protect
herself from the attack of starving
dogs, with which this town and-neigh.
borhood ate infestedt and which are
the greatest nuisance and tesrror to-the
inhabitant-..dos Sxamia'.r.
Powell's Painting.
It is well known to our citizens
that some years since Congress enga
ged the services of several of our best
artists to paint, for t: e Rotunda of the
Capital, tour pictures illustrative of
scenes in our history. " The Bap.
tism of Pocahontas" by Chapman ;
" The Embarkation of the Pilgrims"
by Weir ; "The Landing of Columbus"
by Vanderlyn, have been placed in F
their destined position, and the last of
the series has just been completed by
a young artist of great raerit from the
high West-Mr. Powell. The subject
is " De Soto discovering the sources of e
the Mississippi.
This beautiful work, which has been
highly approved by connoisseurs of
art, is now in Columbia, where it will
be exhibited for a fevw days for the
bonifit of the artist. We trust our
citizens will show their appreciation of
native talent by visiting it, and we
feel sure they will not be disappointed.
South Carolinian.
MURDER oF MRs. FILER.-We find in
our New York exchanges an account of
the death of a ias. Filer, wife of Alfred
Filer. who was murdered as Howlett Hill,
Onondaga county. on Wednesday last.
She was twenty-nine years of age, her hus
band thirty-two, and a highly influential
citizen of that county. The husband of
the deceased states, he was awakened the
night before at between the hours of 11 and
12 o'clock, by what he supposed was the
noise of cats. He soon after got up, and
hearimg a noise as of persons, went out t
without his clothes on, and hastened to his a
father's, a hundred ) ards distant, and re- I
turned with his father's hired man, who
refused to go in unless there was a light.
He struck one and went in through the a
cellar to the sitting-room, where he found
his wife dead. The hired girl was in her t
own room frightened ; and his little son
Maid that a man had stabbed his mother.
Mr. F. heard his wife scream when he left
the house
Further information by telegraph, how
ever. gives a more glowing interest to this
occurrence. It is as follows :
A dispatch from Syracuse says the se
-cond coroner's jury, held at the Globe Ho. 1
tel, declare that she was murdered by being t
shot anrotherwgae wound-d by her hus.
hand. The servant girl testified that Mrs.
F. called the murderer by her husband's
name ; that she was dead when Filer went
out and gave the alarm that his house was
being robbed ; and that he told her what
to testify. Her testimony was lung, and
an efurt was made to set it aside, on the
ground that she was an accomplice. A
further examination is to take place.
Ere. News.
It seem, fron the ollowing paragraph
that Connaec i. ut has had a slight taste or
the blessings of that negro freedom which
her "philanthropists" have long been so
anxious to make universal at the South.
Here are exploits 01 one of Horace Greely 's
brethren in the bon :s of humanity, indulg
ng neg'o pPrIlenities :
The Springfied& Rpublican says that
Bill Lewis, :r negro, and the monster who
committed a dangerous assault on Mrs.
gine,.of Norw ice, Conn., last week, on
Friday evening, the 17th inst.. entered the
house of two maiden ladies in Mfonatfile,
Con., stole various articles and committed
some disgusting nuisanices, then decamp
ed and stole a buffalo rube fromt the premi
ses of Deacon Parish ; then passed on to
the house of Mrs, Arche, which he enter
ed and stole a wvatch, and thena pushed on
to the dwelling of Jerry Church. There
he found no one but Mr. Church'-s mother
-a womnan of866 years of age, whom he
asnulted. She cred nut "Jerry is com
ing," whoseupon he fled, but finding it a
laise alarm, lie returned, armied with a
stone h-ananer, with which lie struck the
old lady three blows on the head, break
ing her skull and leaving her senseless.
Recovering her senses, she gave the alarm
to a passer-t~y, whoai went int pursuit of
the fugitive, aind succeeded in cauum.,
his arrest at Palmners Wharf, wvhere he
was awaitmng the cars. Mrs. Church has
since died of her wounds. This wreten as
not yet 20 years old. le has alreadly
been an infmate of the county parison, and
is sufrpected of various crimes in addition
to those ennimoraited -Richmond Ex,
THE JENNINGs ESTrE -We take the
fullawing fr-om ihe Virginia Sent inal:
"-It is now a pretty well ascertained fact
that the much t~he ori i Je~angs estate is
not recoverable by any one of the name of
Jennings. Old Mr. Jenings married a
Miss Corbint and, having no- children, he
bequeathed all his property to hat wale in
fee. Mrs. Jennings died somem few years
since intesiate,.and consequently this imn
mense estate of ?40,000,000O, or two hun
dred millions diillars, passed over to her
relatives. The Crown oaf Great Britain
has advertis. d that the money is in readi
ness, that the heirs are in the U nated States
of America, anad reports that they come
forward and claimi the same.
"-The Corbinss, of Virginia, are the right
ful heirs ot the Jennings estate, and
through them, the Balls, of Fairfax, Va.,
the Jones, of Washington, D. C, and the
Gordons of Alexandra, Va.,-they hav.ng
descenided in a direct line from the Corbins.'
LOOK TO YOtUR l'RtEalss-We under
stand aun attempt was made yesterday to
b~jithe Globe Hotel. Just before
th boarders were seated at the dinner
table, samoke was seen issuing trom one
of the rooms. It was discovered that thme
bedding wan set fire to. Fortunately, it
was disCovered in time, and yoon extin
guished without doing further injury.
Whale the landlord and one or two board
ers wvere conversing about the occurrence
smoke was seen issuing fromn the adjoining
room. The bedding ta this room. was al
so discovered to have been fired. Oat
nrehing the adjoining rooum, it was found
that the bedding in that also had been set
fire to, but fortunately the match failed of
its purpose, only charring the pillows be
tween which it was placed.
We copy the above from a late number
of the Augusta Constitutionalist, and
would state that two precisely similar at
tempts were made about 3 o'clock yester
day, to burn the Merchant's Hotel, in this
city, but were fortunately discovered in'
time to prevent material injury.
A bili before the Massachusetts legisla
ture, to preve~nt injury and destruction of
life upon railroads, has been ordered to a
third reading by the Senate. The bill
limits the speed. of trains erossing draw
bridges to four miles an hour-the engi
nteer being subjisct to-flne and imprison
ment for ofldnding gainst thiis provision,
The presideant an directors are also made-a
liable for Inowingly permitting a viualation
t tisi reaantaion
. N4
Santa Anna, it is said, will not himself
esume the title of Enperur, but as he has
iready the right of :appointing a succes.
r, and having no male heir, he had desig.
atedhas that successor Augustin Jturbi C.
Sumter Division No. 12 Sons of Tem
erance will hold :'public meeting at their
-Jall on Thursday the 13th inst. at 8 o'clock
P. m. All members of other Divisions of
he Order, the members of the Washing.
onian Society, the members of Calhoun
odge No. I Knights of Jericho, and the
mublic are respectfully invited. The Rev.
. R. PIcXErT, and the Rev. F. A. Moon,
mnd others will address the meeting. Broth
tra of the Order are. requ~etedto meet at
heir Hall at 7 o'clock. Punctual atten.
lance is particulary requested.
JAMES BELL. Commituee
J. R. HAYNS WORTH. Arrangrn'z.
Apr 5, 1854. 23 29
or Watchman copy one time.
Mechanics Association.
THE members of the Mechanics association
>f Sumter, will have a meeting at the Tom
terance Hall on 'uesday 18th Inst., at 8 o'clock
P. M., all members of the society are requested
o attend and the last officers that were elected
wil please attend, and have-the books and pa. 5j
>ers of the Society with them (as far as practi.
able.) A full attendance'is requested as matters
will be introduced which may prove of great
,dvantage to the Society.
Sumterville April6, 1854. 24-2t
The subscriber having completed his ar.
angements for making Sash, Blinds and Pan.
ell Doors begs leave to Inform his friends and
he public, that he is prepared to furnish at
hort notice, Sash ofall sizes primed and glazed.
hinds to suit any size witdows, painted or not,
nd Pannell Doors of any size or make, a por.
ion of public patrona is res ctfully solicited.
ls work Is all dome by hand and out of good
eason material.
500 lights of 8 > 10 Sash ready for delivery,
asuit windows of 12, 15, or 18 ightr.
Sumteraille, April 12, 1844. 24 tf
For Sale.
A fine large lone and lot, with all
11e the necessary out buildings, occupied
at present by Mrs. Murphy, and situa
ted on Main street and nearly oppo.
its Dr. Witherspoons. For further lnforma.
ion enquire at this office or ot R. D. Calton on
he premises.
April 12, 1854. 24 tf
$40 Reward.
Ranaway from the subscriber in October
852, a NegroGIRL by the name of AMANDA,
aid girl is about 1G years of age and very
lender built, rather light compleceted. Her
nother being owned by Leroy Witherspoon
if Sumter District, it is supposed that she is
urking about that neighborhood. I will give
forty dollars Reward for her apprehension and
lelivery to me at Swift Creek, P. 0., or in
ome Jail where I can gt her.
April 12, 1854 2* tf.
The Co-Partnership Heretofore existing be
,ween Daniel Chandler and Robert J. Ander
on, merchants at Lynchburgh, under the
same and style of Chandler & Anderson. is this
lay dissolved by mutual consent. Robert J.
tnderson is duly authorised to close the bus.
ness of the concern, and to receive the pay.
nent of debts due, and is alone responsible for
he payment of all outstanding dbths of the
.o Partnership.
AEpril 2, 1854
You can- obtain from one of 'th e first artist:
in the States a FINE EiKENESS FOR TWO
Mr. S. JENKINS begs leave to inform the
itizens of Columbia and surrounding Oountry
hat he has located hinself at the corner of
Richardson and Plain streets, over FHsher &
Agnew's store, and is ready, with a well-ar.
eanged light, to funish DAGUE RREOTYP ES
>f superior style and finish.
Er I have taken the past two years, at
Glen's Gallery, in Charleston, 4,000 daguer
Call in and examine specimens.
A pril 12th 1854 54- 6t.
Borrowe d and Lost.
My Saddle, Bridle and Blanliet. As It I.
fsome use and value to me, I respectfully re
luest the individual who has it in possessIon
o return it, or inform me of Its whereabouts,
bat I may send for It.
3April12th, 1854 24 it.
G, LITTisE & 00.
No. 199 KING S T R T,
Nlext door to Viktorir bter.
A'I'ways on-lhand--A large and Fashionable
itock of'
Ready-Mlade Oldhing,
Lr iina L~OWE assItaL ratcas,
mIRTrS, H081 ERY, UM11RELLAS,&c.&c.
Apr. .12, 1854. 24 l
JUST8 received and opening a flit stock of
he most fashlonable and Latest Styles of
Ipring and Summer Goods. Consisting i
art of the following articles.. lts
Blk. & fancyCots
", & "4ashee
Spring & Sunuger Tweedsle
Bl.Wie&Fancy flk * Vesting.
" " " Einen Drills
Bl.White & Fancy Silk Cravats.
Linen & Camibrie
Silk & " adkf
Gloves, Socks, & Drawers Iad'e
Linen Bosom. Shirts and Collars I
Bilk & Merio undbr ShirtW.
Blk. Silk " Hate
Panama & fancy Hats.
Clothing.- e
Blk. and Fancy Cloth'Coats and SitekilPA
" " A"pTwee "
Silk, Grass and Linen '" 4
Drap d'ete a "
Blk, and Fanoy Cassimers P'ants,
Drap d'ets and Tweeds
White and Fancy Linen'
Blk. Whhte, and fancy Silli Vees
Bombsine and LInen
What and fancy Marsalles,
All of which we Invite oefMandu and the
sablle generally to call and examiie.
We are also prpared to make to order, any
Lrtcles In the alring line, as neat and Cheap
a can be don. In the State on tlie-same tens.
April 12, 1854. 24 if
'The subacribers are now in receipt of
oneisting of every variety of Gentar and
Miies' dresa goodi., Geocereu1 Nkrd
vare &c., which they are prepared to nell
.'cheap-as this matrket ean-aordtL. Please
all'anti esatmine for ynurselves.
Apr., 5, 164 23. tL .

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