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J. SJURCH A RDSON, Ja. )EIOS
JOHN R. LOGAN, E ___ns
WEDNES1AY, AUGUST |I, 1854.
MT W. W. WA r.s:n, Jun., E'cgr., is our
duly appointed agent in Columbia, S. C.,
to receive and receipt for all sumras due
the Sumter Banner.
lPersons wishin, to see us upon
business connected with the Piper or Law,
can find us at any hour during the day,
except from four to five in the afternoon,
at our office, just back of So.totoss' New
Store, All bnsiness connected with the
paper must be transsactel with VILT.1AII
LEwis, JonN S. RICHlAnasox, jr., or t. C.
LomAx. Mr. R. C. Louot, the Foreman
of Banner Office, is our only authorised
Agent to receive money and give receipts
for the samte, and inay always be found at
the Banner Offie. All letters addressed
to the Jlanncr must be pre-paid to insure
Q " We are requested to call at_
tention to the " Card " of Mrs. II UIsT
in our advertising colunnis.
Osa a Frolic.
Our Senior has gone on a summer
trip, not, to the North, but what is bet.
ter, to Carolina's own watering places.
The readers of tihe Banner will miss
the weekly contributions of his versa
tile pen, but we hope ere long to lay
before them some of his dottings on
Chance of' Iiavest Ancnt.
Persons having funds to invest in
lands and negroes will find excellent
opportunities now ollbring in our ad.
vertising columns. Some of the planta
tions advertised contain as fine plant
ing lands as there are in the District,
which can now be purchased low.
North Carolina Elcetiops.
The latest advices from North Carolina
leave no doubt of the election of BUAa.,
the democratic candidate for Got ernor.
The Legislature on joint ballot will have a
We are under obligations to Messrs.
BoAtwnIGtT & Batur.oo, of Columbia,
for a sample of their old brandy, which
having tested, we confidently pronounce
very good. If people require alcoholic
stimulants, we say for health and comfort
sake procure a good article; inferior li
quors always injure but never benefit the
Constitution. The liquors offered by BOAT
wNIopT & Banxur.oo are imported by
fully selected. See their adlvertisemeent.
Our Columbia correspondent informs
us that a heavy thunder storm occurred
there on Saturday accompanied with vivid
-flashes of lightning. Thme rain has doubt
less done the crops much good.
-A friend from Edgefield informs us that
the cropi in that District and the adjoining
were lm prime order. Corn especially was
Weare pleased to learn that our suig
gestion, of last weeck to hold a public
meeting for the purpo.e of taking into con
sideration the propriety and expediency of
establishing a branch of thme Blaik of the
State in this place has met with very
general approval, and we are now author
ised by a member of respectable and in
finenttial cit izens to say, that a meeting for
that pturpose will lie held in the Court
Hons0 oin Sale day13 next.
A large attendance is requtested as the
suject is one of great interest to the dis
trict as large.
Hon. W. WV. Boyce.
The talented representative of this
ongressional district patssed by this place
on WVednesdlay last, en route for his home
nFairfield. Trho fatigues of a busy and
excited session of congress have bsy no
means dulled his spirits; lie seemed tois in
* oodl healthI. Col. BovcE has established
for hiimsel f at WVashiington a reputation, of
wvhich hsis District msay wvell lie proud.
Chianges in the Pr'ess.
'The Carolina Spartan has put on a
holiday suit and looks qu ite fine. We
coagratulat' the party on this evidence of
Thie Prsoprietor of the Lexinmgton Te'le
graphil has disposed of Ihis interest in that
paper to Messrs. Cacnrs~m~t. JInKAnEi and
Coniuer. TIhe editorial department will
b e under the guidani e of SIM EN E.
CouanwAN Esqj., to whom we wish a
pleasant joturney over the " hard road."
This vessel of which wo havo hseardl
nothing for some time past is now a steam
e r and wvent on a trial trip from New
York last, week with one engine, the other
not being ready. It is said that the a'-eamn
generated was appl.ed on a new principsle
-substituted for caloric.
* It would seem from this, that those, who
- have at great expei s a tested the power of
carolic, deem its application as a propell.
ing force impracticable.
*The Carolinian says : we gave .notice
somet months since of a Brahomin heifer
sOll y Dr. Parker for $600, reserv ing the
f. -.We learn that this calf, rnow about
three montths old, was sold. a day or two
sincc for $340 cash.
"AA Old Citizen."
- We commend to the perusal of our read.
ers the temperate article of " An Old Citi.
zen " in another column.
We know that some have thought us
wrong in giving the connunication of
" Vulcan " a place in our columns, on ac
count of its personal character. We have
even understood that our remarks in re
ference to it, have been understood as not
only endorsing it, but as eliciting further
strictures of the same character. If we,
in our extreme caution not to give offence,
did not explain ourselves with sufficient
clearness, it is onr misfortuue.
We have before this admitted ccmmu
nica:ions of the same general character as
Vulcan's," and we are sure, that some
of the best friends of the gentleman assail
ed. were consulted as to the propriety of
doing so. It is also due to ourselves to
call the attention of our readers to the fact,
that we have ever felt ready to open our
columins to the other side, and have admit
ted the only article ever offered on that
side. But we havo done with the matter.
We designed no unfairness to any one.
Our columns were open to both sides. The
only thing we iaterially regret in the
whole affair is, that our own remarks
should have been misconstrued.
Who dare now gainsay that Sumter
Ville is a thriving town, aye, verily a
city, and who does not feel proud ot
his abiding place, as ho views that
Omnibus with its four spanking bays
and their contented driver roll along
the streets, or who is there that would
"This is mine own, my native land."
Ali lion, you have done your coun.
try service now, and we hail the king
of Omnibus and prince of jehus ; drive
on thy course and falter not, " the
race is not to the swift," and thy
heavily ladened Omnibus as it lum
bers on its weary way may yield thee
the rich harvest your industry and en
ergy deserve. We would write more
Bon, fur the Omnibus is a " whole
team " and a worthy theme, but you
haverforgotten to invite the editor to
1. 0. 0. F.
The following Officers have been
elected and installed for the present
term in Sumter Lodge, No. 23:
W. J. N. Hlammet, N. G.
M. Moses, V. G.
A. A. Gilbert, T.
J. II. Clarke, Sec'y.
James Bell, P. See'y.
N. Crane, R. S. N. G.
J. S. Richardson, Jr., L. S. N. G.
1, . Lewis, it. N. V. ti.
Thomas H acker, L. S. V. G.
TP. E. Flowers, W..
RU. C. WVebb, C.
J. .J. ( ordon, L. S. S.
Thonmas Fox, I. G.
WV. A. 11. Davis, 0. G.
WV. I1. B3ranson, Chap.
To Saa becribers anid Post
We have frequtently, and especially
during the last, week, received coin
pdaitnts fr-om subscribers, that their
papers do not comne to hatnd regularly,
-upon enquiry in our oflice we find
that, all paer are regularly mailed
here, which ca n be proven; the faults
is not, thent with us but with some ear
rier or postm~asters. Wh'lo these de
linquents are we have not yet been
atble. to discover and will be thankful
for any informuation, that may assist
us in our investigations. The follow.
ing remarks on this subject has just
caught our eye, they are from the ad
Vance piublishied in ississippi and
contain somte home truths, the Careful
perusal of which we commend to both
stubscrib~ers antd postmasters:
"'The nneertauin a rrival or utncertain
oelivery of papers at cotuntry post
otesis ofteni the grouind of' complaint
against piublislhers andr editors. MIany
of the aflices aire p)oorly suipplied with
convenieces for taking care of papers,
no matter with wvhat certainty they
arrive. 'The paer are jumbled into
a few pigeon holes. otr piled tupon a
desk, biox, or barrel, to atwait the call
of subscribers, in thme midst of boots,
hats, bridles, horse collars, and other
coarse wares, which may be called for
(luring the day b'y cuistomers. Coun.
try postmtasters, in mno.t eases, bein-g
etngaged ini some maercanitile business,
niany newspapers fintd their way into
some obiscure corner, where they are
hid itr a timea from human eyes, as
completely as if buried in a mountain
cave. 1In comies the man for his paper,
and, as it cannot be found, of coturse
it did not come. The indignant sub.
scriber consequently abtuses the ras
cally editor, and perhaps calls for pen,
ink atnd paper, to write a letter of
comlahint about noit sendinig his paper
punctually, whenm, if thme said paper
were endowed wvith speech, it would
cry out, " Here I am, squmeezed to death
behind this box or under this barrel."
WVe have seen just such things in this
country. These remarks have no
particular ref'erentce to any particlar'
oifflee, but am-e meant for all where they,
Dean Swift held ihis deetrine, thamt there
were three places where a moan should be
allowed to spteak without contradiction;
namely, the bench, the pulpit, and the
We are indebted to an extra from
the Camden Journal office for a full
account of the proceedings of' the
Grand Division of Sons of Temperance,
at the meeting held in Greenville on
the 27th ult.
The able report of the G. W. P.,
shows that the Division is in a Prosper
ous condition; two new divisions have
been organized and a third will be in
a few days. The report congratulates
the brethren on the action of the Na
tional Division, at its last session, by
which youths of sixteen years of age
may be eligible to membership in
subordinate Divisions, recommends
strongly, that appeals be constantly
made to the people, in behalf of tem
perance, through talented speakers;
commends to the support of the order
the South Carolina Temperance Advo
cate published at Lexington C. I., and
urges renewed exertion in this work of
brotherly love. A large amount of
important business was transacted and
a number of resolutions passed, but we
have only room for the following:
" Resol'cd,-'l hat in the opinion of
this Grawl Division, a bountiful supply
of suitable tracts adapted to our pccu.
liar circumstances and latitude, be
published and put into the hands of our
entire reading population, would most
certainly and speedily accornplish the
desired end. Sincerely believing as
we do that the arguments in favor of
legal prohibition, when properly pro
sented, are unanswerable, and irresist
Resolved, That in order to embrace
the whole range of discussion, and to
collect a series of the most convincing
arguments on this question. Every
Division of the Sons of Temperance
in South Carolina, and such other tern
peranco organizations or individuals,
as may be pleased to unite with us,
be earnestly invited to put into imme
diato requisition their best talents in
the preparation of short temperance
tracts, to be forwarded with as little
delay as possible to the Grand Worthy
Patriarch at Sumterville S. C.
News of the Week.
A desperate fight took place between
ton last Monday night.
The directors of the Charlotte Railroad
have determined to change their hour of
departure from Columbia from 7 a. in. to
4 p. in. thus enabling passengers for the
up-country who m ay arrive by the Charles
ton train to pass through Columbia with
Greytown has been taken possession of
by a British vessel of war and martial law
tants until the exiating difficultios, grow
ing out of ihe recent tbombardinent be
settled by the executives or Great Britian
and the United States.
Bly the~ last arrival from Europe we
learn, that the Spanish insurgents contin
ucd triumphant. All fighting had ceased,
and everything was quiet in Madrid, all
parties waiting the arrival of the Duke or
Victory -Espartero. The Queen mother
Christiana, it seems, bad not. been arrested,
but was secreted somewhere. Queen Isa
bella kept c~ose in her plalace. Salainoi
ca had escaped in the disguise of a lampj
The latest advices from Madrid state
that the troops maintained their position
about the Palace. The Council of safety
had deerted the re-organization of the Na
tional Guard. Espartero and O'Donnell
would, it is said, enter the Capital together
and the existing ministry would hold office
until they arrived.
Advices received in WVashington at the
State D~epartmient are to the effeict that the
Spanish Republicans expect a monarchy,
but were making a vigorous struggle to
establisht a Conistituitioinal Government
with Espariero at its head as Dictator for
ten years. Mr. Soulo regards the domni
naiit party as being favorable to the sale
The news from the seat of war in the
East is unimportant.
Twenty stores were destroyed by tire
in the Ciiy of New Orleans, on the 5th
inst., involving the destruction of proiperty
to the amount of one million of dollars.
F. S. Moore, of Wilmington, North Car
olina, wvas arrested in Petersburg on Trues.
day evening, satisfactory information hay.
ing been lodged with the officers of his
intention to fight a duel with another
North Carolinian named Jones.
Them trustees of La-Place College Insti
tuate, Alabama, have resolved that Way.
land's Moral Science "contains Abolition
doctrines of the deepest dye," and accord
ingly 'denaounced said book and forbid
its further- use in the Institute."
In Missouri thea returns indicate the de
feat of Mr. Ilenton for Congress by 700
majority. Ihis opponent was L. M. Ken
A piratical brig, whlich had overhauled
and robbed a number of vessels, has been
captured by a French frigate, near Turks
The Rev. Daniel Baker, of Texas, fa
iliiarly known as "the great revivalist," is
now preaching at Anderson Court louse,
in this State.
Lindley Murray, the celebrated gram-.
marian, who died in England at the ad
vanced age of eighty years was born in
Lebanon County, Pa. His father was a
miller at the time of Lindleys birth, but
afterwards accumulated a large fortune
by t endiwnamithe. Wr-, r...s:
Important despatch'e, it is said, have
been received at the' State Department
from Mr. Buchanan, Minister to England,
reporting that the Spanish revolution has
been entirely successful.
Owing to the prevalence of the chole
ra at the summer watering places North
the Virginia springs have an unusual
number of visitors. It is stated that
there are 450 visitors at Capon, 150 at
Jordan's, 80 at Shannondale, over 600 at
the White Sulphur, 25 at the Blue Sul
phur, 60 at ti-c Salt, 4(0 at the Red Sweet,
80 at the Old sweet, (0 at the warm. 40 at
the Hot, .*o :3') at the Ali-lIealing,
(Bath,) and a- few at the Bath Alum
In Iowa the whole Whig ant anti-Nc
braska State ticket is elected. The Whigs
have also a majority in the Legislature,
and have no doubt elected both Congress
Gen. James Ii. Adams has been ung
gested by a writer in the Lexington Tele
graph as a suitable person for the Presi
denmcy of the Columbia and Hamburg Rail
N. P. Willis is said to be rapidly failing.
In consequence he has been cornpolled to
stop writing his weekly contributions to
the home Journal.
Gnu. McQueen will have a competitor
as Itepresen--!ive of the 1st District in
Congress, in the Ifon. J. D. Wilson, late a
State Senator from Darlington.
Judge Henning, of the Supreme Court of
Georgia, has decided that the author.ty of
that Court is co-equal and co-ordina'e with
the Supreme Court of the United State
That the State Court is Supreme as t
reserved powers ; that as to the deleg d
powers the United States court is sup rne;
but as to thu concurrent powers both
Courts have equal jurisiiction ; and t hat
as a consequence of these positions ; the
Supreme Court of the United States. hav
ing no jurisdiction over the Supreme Court
of Georgia, caniot give it an order or
make fir it a preLedent.
The w:onumaet to Clay in Lexington
cemetery, KEcruciky, is to cost from 850,
(100 to 1A0000. The Comumnittce,
through its President, H. 'T'. Duncan, ofTer
a premium of $500 for the best plan and
specifications for said monument.
The clipper bark Grape Shot which,
says the P-cyne, has been lying fursmc
time past at the mouth of the Missisippi,
with a large quantity of fire arms on board,
cleared in a very mysterious manner, on
Tuesday, the 1st.
The Emancipation, of Brussels, announ
ces thit young Jerome Bonaparte, of the
United States Army, will probably not re
turn to America, and that the Emperor
has other plans for him.
Corremndeh'ce of the IDinner.
N N aw YORK. CITY.
^mnst, 14, 1854.
MFasS~s EutrOats: Anmotng other
Anti slavery organizations in the city,
the "K ansas League" now occuipies a
prominent place. The object of' the
society is to afford aid and encourage
ment to emigrants for Kansas. Motnev,
agricnltural implemecnts and fire arms
are furnished in abundance.
Politics are at present "on the de
cline." The great gathering of Anti
Nebraskites that was to strike slavery
a blow from which it would never re
cover came off last Wednesday Eve.
ning in the park, and was a perfect
Iailure. MosC Grinnel, W. C. Bry.
atnt amnd others who made the call were
disappointed for once.
About four thousand persons were
present and nearly one half' of thetm
seemed opposed to the object for
which the meeting was called. De
pend tupon it, the people atre getting
tired of this constant warfar'e against
slavery and the Soutth.
A novel case came ttp in the Dis
trict Curt last week. The Common
Cotunceil had a fine supper provided on
sonie extra occasion and ordered the
Comptroller Mr. Unagg to pay for the
same. This lie refused to do, and a
lawsutit was'thu consequtentce. Theli
Court's decibion was in favor of' the
conncil. Severnl of the Alderman
were called up as wittnesses and testi
fled to the excellence of'the liqtuors and
eatables then provided. Let tns add
in cotnnection wvith this incident, that
the cost of cleaniing the streets of our
city for three months amounted to
$88,804,77 ! Yet, the Commissioner
asks for more money. The wvay the
people's money is squandered hero is
alarmiing to contemplate.
N. P. WVillis, the talented and
pleasant Editor of the "Hotne Gazette"
is said to be hopelessly dyitng of con
sumption at his residence, "Idle
'Wild." Hisk adieu in thme last "Gazette"
is a touching,isaddening article. May
his path-way to the grave be strewvn
with flowvers !
Cholera is not so prevalent as it wa
last week. The cool weather has tem
porarily effected a change for the bet
ter. Still thmere is great suff'ering a
distress from mild attacks of that m
ease among the poorer classes.
Tfhere are very few strangers 171%g
at present. Dr. RI. W. Gibbs of' thme
Columbia (S. C ) Banner and Caroli
nian paid us a short visit Jast week.
He is looking well and as sociable as
Tho Loriig. antL Gvalharn can soi is
harped on by the press. While we
regret that the article in the "Tribune"
alluding to the murderer as a South
erner ever appeared ; yet we equally
regret that a Southerrier replying in
the "Times" should attempt to defend
Graham. Such an attempt will only
create a stsonger feeling against the
Secretary Clayton is fishing for the
Presidency, hence his letter whicj will
he published soon, in favor .of the
Know Nothings. John M. Clayton of
Delaware you are too tricky to receive
our support. First a Democrat, then
a Whig, now a " K N."
The young men in many places on
North are forming military companies,
the members of which must be of Pro
testant birth and faith. The Governor
of Rhode Island lately furnished a
company of these young Americans
with arms and equipments from the
State Arsenal. Evil times are coming.
Daniel Sickles who wanted to fight
John Van Buren in London last month
is now in here. By the way we are
glad to see that " Prince John " al
though an Abolitionist has refused to
attend anti-sla. cry meetings in Eng
land. Well done John, the best thing
you have ever done.
For the Banner.
IMESsas EDITORS : Allow me the
privilege, if you please, of making a .
few remarks in reference to a corn mu
nication in your last issue,. over the
signature of "Vulcan." I read that
communication with mingled feelings
of surprise and sorrow.
It is known to you, !Messrs Editors,
that it has been my lot to disagree
with the respected and honored gentle
man refered to in "Vulcan's"coma
munication, in matters of politics, in
more than one instance. At this mo
ment 1 am opposed to his views in
regard to the Electoral Question. But
I feel mortified that "Vulcan" who is
doubtless a sensible man and towards
whom (if I have not mistaken the man)
I have always entertained the kindest
feelings, should have so far forgotten his
accustomed prudence and his known
kindness of heart, as to be led into
a violent public attack upon a gentle
man, who, I am sure his most uncom
promising political opponents cannot
deliberately accuse of a hard and
unkind heart. The fact is, Col.
Moses is a gentleman of great personal
popularity, Ile hais won for himself
by hisjindustry, and his talent, and his
deportment as a gentleman and a pub
lic spirited citizen, a name, which no
ebulitioni of feelings seeking to vent.
itself in a thoughtless moment can
Our real or suppossed private grie
vances should never be thrust upon the
public. It is a bad example, anid mmay
leave " Vulcani " or myself or any
other citizen at the macey of the irrita
ted feelings of a moment. I am sure
that " Vulcan " did not take counsel
of his. better jumdgment in the matter.
ice only consulted an enemy, a dan-.
gerous enemy to the peace of society,
and to his own peace of minud in feel
ings ofexcitemenit produced by a sense
of ijuiry, whether real or imaginary, it
matters nt. If I were in a -parallel
case, to go to " Vulcani " for advice,
I am sure ha would not advise me to
the course which he has himself pur
suedl. As an old citizen I claim to be
heard in this matter. And I here
enter my solemn protest against using
the Press as a v'ehicle of giving 1.ublic
expression to our private grievances. I
feel assured that " Vulcan " upon re.
flectioni, will appreciate my position.
If " V ulcan "' thinks to injure Col.
Moses by such attacks, the thought is
a vaini one. ie can neither injure him
as a public man or as a nmmber of
society, ini thuis way. Indeed, judging
others by my owvn feelings, such attacks
will only tend to increase the friend
ship of his numerous friends and soften
the hostility of his enemies, if he has
In what I have said I have only con
sulted thme good of society. lf I know
"Vulcani" (and I think I do) I esteem
im as a high spirited gentleman, who
is fur the most part right, but in this
matter most certainly in error. And,
I believe that in less than six months,
lie will acknowledge that in this in
stance, lie had taken too much of a red
heat. Whlile "Vulcan" is erecting con
ductors to carry off .the eletric fluid
from the dwellings of many of our citi
zens, let him not at the same time
mmnanufheture and launch too theo thun
On Sunday afternoon a isastrovas
conflagration occuirred at .Jersey City,
Fou~r blocks of buildings and their
contents were laid in ruins. 'The loss
of property Is estImated at three
hundred thoetoand dollais >
MAIARR lED, on the 6th instant, by the
Rev. C. M. Butler, U, D., J. D. B. Dellow,
of Louisann. to Caroline, daughter of Geo.
Poe, Esq. of Georgetown, D. C.
DR. t,11YSOTS IMPROVED EXTRACT
or YrLLO V DOCK AND SAIA5PAktILLA, put
up in the largest sized beules, contains imore of
the pure Honduras Sarsaarilla than any other
preparation extant, which is chemically com.
bnned with tihe Extract of Yellow Dock and the
Extract of Wild Cherry, thui making the rerc.
dy more thoroughly efjicient than any other Sar.
saparilla before the public. At the same time
it is perfectly free from all mineralposons, whiO
cannot be said of any other of the Sarsaparilla
compound s. The invalid should beware ofpoi.
aons! .Mercury,- Iren, Quinine, Potash, Io
dine, Sulphur, Arsenic, and many other min.
eral and metallic poisons, en ter into and form
the actave basis of most of the Sarsaparillas and
Panaceas of the day. Guysott's Compound
Extract of Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla doe.
out contain a particle of these substances ; as
any one can ascertain by applying the necessa
Let all poisoncu Sarsaparilla preparations
alone, and use Guysott's Improved Extract of
Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla, which is thor.
oughl acous,perfect harmless, and purely.
viceetab. All kinds of disease yield to its
" See Advertisement.
Hlolloway's Ointment and Pills have Cured a
Diseased koot, and Prevented it bein Amputa.
ted.-3r. James Palmer, No. 1, ifasoncourt,
Blake-street Liverpool, suffered dreadfully from.
a diseased foot ; the most eminent medical mere
attended him, and they deemed it necessary 1
remove one of his toes ; before thin healed, how
ever, the disease broke ou t higher up. and.
then they wished to amputate the whole foot
to prevenit fearful consequences. This objectedi
to, and resolved to try Holloway's Ointment
and Pills, which effected a perfect cure, and he
can now walk and work as well as ever. This
case can be verified by Mr..Martin, chemist, 20,.
(j We are authorised to
announce Col. GIO. S. C. DESCHAMPS R,
a candidate for Clerk of the Court of Sun:_
ter District at the ensuing election.
August 16, 1354 42 if
We are authorised to an
nounce J. L. JONES a candidate for Clerk
of the Court of Sumter District at the en
August 16. 1854 42 tf
- Mrs. A. G. HURST takes this nethod'
to inform the citizens of Sumterville and
vicinity that she han opened her schooi at.
the "Town Hall," where she will be
pleased to receive and instruct Scholars in
the various branches necessary to a thor
ough English Education. Terms moderate..
August 16, 1854 42 tf
From the subscriber on the nightjfrthe
11th, August instant from the ,prenmises; of
Miss Sarah Terry some fifteep.odyvenw y
shanghia chickens some of chidkaps being
grown and some part grown, me of them
a yellow hen with one eye and another
large grey cock. If chickens of this discrip
tion should be sent to any person for sale
or concealment they will confer a favor y
retaining them and imforming the ui ert
T. J. DINKIN S.
IN pursuance of orders -fronski. Ihad
Qunrters," you are hereby ordered to ara
semble in Sumnterville on Thursday the 7mb
Sept embler next. at 10 o'clocke4. M., fully
armed and equipped for drill and review.
Tecomm issioned and nion-commission
ed officers will assemble the day previous
for di ill and instruction
By order or
Col. T. M. BAKER.
R. C. WEBB, Capt.
Auzust 16, 1854 42 td1
ilri Watchmnan copy.
A pplication wvill be made at..h niext: '
session of the Legislature for ant
Incorporation of Calhoun -Lndgej
Knights of Jericho, located at Sumtev -[
August 16, 1854 42
(D- Watchman copy one time.
The Credit System*i>
aI-s one of the most tinjurious that ~1c3'
acommunity; therefore wed hope
certain portion of our generousi public bh "
owve us accounts, which are now due, il
nolfazil to fork over as soon as pioseil~I~p
we are very needy at thtistime, andhi
best intentions in regard to our
if we can only get the whe ~ith. ;
JAM EH. DUE.
August 16, 1854 42 -
$2F Watchmatn please copy.r
South Carolina Collegiat .
.THUE duties of this In-titutioi eviil lie
resumed on the first THLURSD.4Y in (Aie
tober. The Principal is. gralitled to infoz
the patrons of ihe Institute that arrane""
ments are making for supplying eachd
partment with highl competent Teachers.
For thei most p art, in corps of Tet~Ihere
are as they were.
Pamphlet. giving partifl'arn w~1*
furnished to order
.EIAIAS h!AIIKS f. ii.
-Ptincipal shd Prop iti r.
August 16, 1804 42 - 4
BY order from "llend Quar.
ers," you are hereby ordered to as-b
semble at your usual place of r-en
dezvar's cin Thitirs-Ja'- tha 7th or
Stemuber next at 6O 6' k A.
* .,fully' arnmed antd 6qli for
drill and review.
,The' (Cornalssioned anal n .-comnt~
sinned ofl'cets will ar
tu ftor drill and inat-utit?
The a flien'w
y bidS .9
From an Occasion'l Correspndent.
Mcssns EDToa: I have no doubt you
have been thinking that I am on very in.
timate terms with a certain chap whom
" all the world and the rest ofiAnkind''
have pronounced a notorious thief, and I
suppose candor would dictate that I plead
quietly to the soft impeachment inasmuch
as I have procrastinated in regard to my
promise to give you a lirfe or two, much
longer than I anticipated. However be.
ing closely allied to one Mr. A. who years
ago failed to comply with his obligations,
(and in consequence lost more than a
beautiful garden spot) I hope you will par
don my neglect provided I can render an
excuse quite as valid as his; for notwith
standing, I 1ay not charge the cause of
my short c mings to Mrs. A. yet, I can
plead the duties I owe one of the fern Ile
relations and the .wee things" for whom
I asssumned the responsibility of acting as
chairman on the committee of "ways and
means" some years ago. But aside from
this the almost intolerable heat of the
weather, which has been intense enough
for some time past to s!agnate, if possible
the thoughts of an Editor, to say nothing
of a semi-occasional correspondent, is
sufficient I deem to exhonorate your hum
ble servant, for all blame for the past. But
having taken an affectionate leave of the
dust and of the .city some hours ago and
paid my dime' for a voyage to Sullivans
Island, on board the venerable steamer
Major Ilibben" (called the "slow-boat"
f-or short, although I atm inclined to believe
th ere is lurking slander in the phrase for I
heard it asserted most positively that it
could easily make (fourteen miles inffiecn
mrs) I find one at least of my excuses
for ot fulfilling my promise has vanished
into the cool refreshing sea-breeze which
has been cooling my seething brains for
some time, and for which this truly delight
ful retreat is so famed ; hence you are in
debted to the invigorating influence of old
Neptune in part for this rambling epistle,
I say in part :or I would do great injustice
to mine host of the Moultrie House it I did
not acknowledge that a delicious cup of
fragrant Oolong together with the othcr
delicacies of his well spread board has
placed me on niost agreeable terms with
the inner mnan, and aided materially in
recalling my fugitive thoughts ; and what
more natural under such circumstances
I was gratitied to find on my arrival so
many of the citizens of cur state sojourn
ing at our own PALMETTO RETREAT,
where one can enjoy all tIc delights of a
summer watering place, free from the
taunt and insults of Abolition demagogues
and the insufferable impudence of bullying
free-negroes ; for here, all, from the gen
tlemanly managers down to the errand boy
seem to emulate the example of the Pro
prietor to give entire satisfacL)n to every
ganer nf the. Unicac- .ty am Nielfie take
into consideration the princely hospitably
so characteristic of the inhabitants of thme
wvhole TIarad toward all strangers who prove
themselves worthy of it, I confess I-am at
a loss to accounmt for the stranlge, periodical
mania for "sight seeing" at the North,
whice seems to affict some of the citizens
of our state, upon any other eupposition
"The pleasure is as great
Of being cheated, as to cheat."
for what has ionie more to build up the
spIlndidl mansions at tile North than South
erni money n' hich is often returned to our
sh~ores ill the f'orm of incendiary publica
tions as grossly insulting as they are no
torious'y libelous. A nd what, let ine ask,
has prevented the erection of commodious
houses of entertainment amnong us, more
than the absenteeism wich hlas well nig~h
beco)me characteristic with some wvho when
at home, for nine iion-hs in the year, are
often heard declaiming most indignantly,
at everything nor lb of Mason's & Dixon's
line ! JIn my humble judgment a little
more Consiste-ncy on the part of such would
soon make our beloved state a plerfect para
diso for the inlvalid or pleasure seeker; for
delight ful retreats, fronm tile rays of a south
ern sun, would soon1 spring up among the
beautiful evergreenis onl our sea-shlore and
Islanids ;' while the enterprising sons of the
mountain region would vie with tile inhabi
t ants of the low cotutry inl efforts to attract
the toi~l and care worn city to thme wiil and
romiantic cascades amid the grandier of
our unsurpus ed mountain scenery ; and
thus the imney which nowv often goes to
fill t ho coffers of thle traducers of the South
wvould encourage the enterprine of those
whlo most me'lit ' it.
I h:.ve hlad thle pleasuro of making many
very agreeable acquaintances hlere, and
a stranger cannot but remark the Cee
absence of that most abonminablo of all the
nuisances attendant upon most of thle
fashionable summner resorts at the North.
I mean the would-be-aristocracy of the
everlasting-great men, and wvomeon too,
who strut in all the pride of "fuss anid
feathers" not deigning an act of even comn
mon civility, to any who they suipposeg
belong not to the "upper ten''; while at
the same1 ti me you will often find thiem
eringing with fawning sycophancy to the
ro called HIONORABLES, whio perchanlce
have not in reality, enough of virtuous
principle to entitle them to a situation as
body servants to a southern gentleman.
You findyno such upstart gentility here;
but on the contrary, the stranger meets
ith that politeness and urbanity' ef man
s wvhich characferi~es (hd gent|mtan
ar-d ~hiich ism only equalled by the winning
grace and social refinerment of the softet
sa. Ihut hold!i heed ttni at thre hottotu
of the pafge-"tthe colurrn'a follY'-so adieu
for tile present while I court thie influence
of the drowsy god benieath thre sn69-y (t
dralpery of that inviting c6
Yours ty. Q'.L
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