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WASHINGToN, January 1.-lon. I. W.
Hayne had a personal interview witt. the C
President last night. Mr. Buchanan listened Ij
attentively to his proposition, and requtired t.
him to put it for:wally in writing. Mr. 1ayne
i. aw preparing it, but is in no hurry t.p sub
mit it, as he considera delay important. e
The RepzblIcans are pressing Ooercive ac
ion in Qorgress.
ilenie is said to demand the withdrawal i
of Ld Federal troops from Fort Sumter. e
I understand tnat Jefferson Davis has ad a
dr,:ssed a letter to Gov. PickenA, bedeching
the rts-toration of amicable relations with Ma- 0
jor Anderson, whom he has long known. He
vouoeue for Mjor Anderson as being as hon. o
orabe a, nhe i brave, .id for his not abusuig t<
tie conli-lence reposed in hitn. He thinks .1
tihat free access to the market should be al- IT
losJ, and that kind relations being restored,
all would be well b
It is currently reported this evening, in a
well informed circies, that the President bas
exp: ased a wilinguness to recognize a do
fa.o Guvernmenut embracing several States.
Several southern Senators called on Colonel
U tyne to-day, and urged a modification of
his views and demands, everytuing being im
p.rt.amt that will, if p.sible. preserve peace.
I am told by southern men that it is quite c
possiblo that the propositions, as cumMILted a
to writing will differ from those presouted t
verbally on yesterday. g
Seventeen thousand nine hundred pounds (
of powder were placed on board the frigate a
Coustitution, at Annapolis, a few days since. a
It 's believed that this step was taken to pre- a
vent its being seized by Maryland. t
WASHNoTON, January 17.-The President
decided, yesterday afternoon, and the Cabi
net confirmed his decision to-day, that the
Present stalua of the fortshall be maintained.
Tle President ha3 pereimptPrily declined to
receive Colonel Ilayne, or reco.goize him in
any official capacity. And while asserting
tant the Fvderal Government will not pursue
an aggr.n.iive policy, he declarea that, under I
no circutastances, will Fort Sumter be yiel
ded up to the authorities of Soutb Carolina.
It is understoud that thia is the exact pur
port -f the instructions given Lieutenant 'al
bat ibr Mnjor Anderson.
Lieutenant Talbot left this morning for
Charleston. Colonel Hayne and Mr. Gour
dil will leave shortly.
N.,tuing new has transpired this evening
In relation to Col. Hayne's mission. His
room< are constantly crowded with di.tin
guished pet ple, anxiously inquirinag for infor.
mnao::, wit your Com u issiu er ie exceeding
L'ia-re is considerable excitement aning
th- Black Rt-publicans at a rumor which i6
rie titre, that the President has resumed the
pe ce p.licy, in oppositiou to the who!e Cab
inet. The' Republicans are denouncing him
A dislatch has been received by the Ala.
haua delegation, from the Governor of that
State, directing them to remain here for the
.sn A'c-ro', Jan. 18.-It is understood
.B. Greenwood will accept the
-:-rior Department at the
-:- . ne Southern men,
I- -Me to cheek
munication to a.-. :
T1here was another
tive session of the Senate to-... - . ::,.a
the President were severely handieu. y
Abolitionists, however, carried the day. ...
was confirmed by a vote of 38 to 13.
Despatches. reeived here to-day from Char.
leston, state positively that the market is open
to Major Andersona and his men, and that
every courtesy has been extended to themn by
t'o State authoritiesa. This anno!rtament.
for a itme, tookt the wind completely out o
the Abi~lition saiis. President k~a.chanan ex
p)rCes :1imself as highly graitifieda at this re
turn of friendlly relatious ;3-et Charlestoni
and Fort Sumter. Great confidence is ex
pressed by Southern men in the judgment
and discretion of Mlajor Anderson. The fresh
meat and vegetables of Chiarleston are whole
some, and it is understood that the Major umn
proves the appetites of his command by two|
laours daily exercise with hand erenades, the1
fuse-., of which are adjusted at proper diitances
-sdtt .the tide. 1____
In the House, on Wednesas he, 16th
inst., Mr. Jcssrsas offered the folloawing -
Resolution, which was agreed to, and ordeted i
fur conasideration' on Thursday:
Rc.olced, That it is the senso of this Gen
e1rl Assembly, that those B .tt-alioins in this
State whic-h have furanashed a company or,
companies for the organizauon of the Volun
teer Regiment, authorizevd by the Convention,
may be excused if they should nst comply
with the requisitions of the Act passed by
t'ais Legislature, to organize an armed mili
Message No. 8 of his Excellency the Gov
ernor was aninounaced and read as follows:
STATE OF Solfri CAntI.LsA,
EXCETIVE DEPART.MxsT, Jan. 15, 1861.
To the Memnbers of the Se,&ate and House of
I have sent into the Senate a nomination
of a portion of the officers of the first regi- 1
meet of enlisted men. Thae resolutions of
the Conventio~n, that authorized the rai-intgd
of this regiment, I consider as limnitintr me to r
one~ or two regiments, containting 040 men I
andl eight eornpanies, withoumt defining any
ting futrther. Perhaps we may not need I
a--other enlisted Regitnent, and yet I think u
we will need two more Artillery Companies
enlisted as regulars. The resobiat ions of toe
Canvention confined rme to two R.-gimnems of
eight companies each ; and in the Firsr. Rega
ment I made two of the companties artillery. o.
if I could Lave made a regime'nt of ten a
companies, I would have made four ar'illeryp
companies in it. I now desire to raise more *o
Artillery Cam:uq.nie~s, and cuitme hem as a e
Battalion of Artillery, under '.h. -m->mand of
a Major, and. yet in the one regirAent.
Trhe forts and fortifications neceseary in
this State are on a large scale for our rsour- y
ces, and if we arec to garrison them, it must (
be done pe-rmnanenitly. and for this purpase ja
we require Artillary Comapanied. For gar-ri
son purpose., the companies need not exceed h.
sixty men. I raost respectfully recommnend tl
that nuthority be given me to~ organize two u
more Artiller-y Companies, regularly enlisted ii
for a ternm not shorter than three years. Per. :a
haps it :ughrlt bo proper to enlist another
Reim nent for threec years, and if son, then, the p
two additional Artillery Cotapauies might be i
embraced in that.
It maty appear too'Qxpe~nsive for our re- v
souerc. to adopt this p~roposaitionl, but, ini all b
probaielity, we will soon pass into a S..nthern
Co ie.!racv. and~ the organization ot the~e s?
Rae~in:.Ists'will be nothing more than wh-at I
will be absolutely necessary to garrison and
pr.,tect our extended sea-coast, anal, under ft
the formation of a Southern Confederacy. ci
they will be transferredI to the Gov-ernent.
It is plain, with the fanatical excitement p~re
vailing amongst tbe Northern people, that, if mi
we expect to preserve peace, we must be A
thoroughly prepared for any issue they may
think proper to tender.
'rTe calculation as to expenses is not wo~rth
a mei,uent's constidera~tin, compared with the
conscious feling of safety arising from mnili- d<
tary organization. A people who would heo -
itate to defend their rights because of the ex
penses involved, are not fit to be free. , I
F. W. PICKF.NS.
On moction of 3ir. Farrow, The Message
was r'rerre-l to' t~ Cominnt.e- amn 4 Mili- .
. I'an -tati-o, W-- th no(A *e ;.a
.' m.,t thbe 110 se, on mora'i..t' .-- M-.
a; fladourae.l, to naeet ta,-muorraw at . -,
Georgia Out of the Union!
MILLEDGETILLE, Ga., Jan 16.-The State
onvention met at 10 o'clock, this morning.
on. Geo. W. Crawford, of Richmond coun
, was elected President by acclamation.
On the 17th, able and interesting speeches
ere made by commissioners Orr, and Short
from South Carolina and Alabama. No
'ecial business done.
On Friday, the 18th, the Convention was
eerot s.-sion most of the day. In the
eniing ecessiun resolurions were passed by
vote uf 165 yeas, to 130 nays.
RDINANCE OF SECESSION PASSED.
MiILLEDGVIt.LE, Jan 19.-The ordinance
f secession was adopted by the convention
-day at two o'clock, by a vote of two hun
red and eight yeas, to eighty-nine nays. The
rajority was one hundred and nineteen.
The following is the ordinance of secession
y which ,he State of Georgia was taken out
r the Union:
kn Ordinance to dissolve the Union between
the State of Georgia, and the other States
united with her, under the compact of
Government entitled the Constitution of
tthe United States:
We, the people' of the State of Georgia, in
onvention assembled, do declare and ordain,
atd it is tereby declared and nrdained, that
lie ordinance adupted by the State of Geor
ia, in tihe coi.iention of 1788, whereby the
.onstitutimn of the United States was ratified
nd adopted, and also all acts and parts of
cts of the General Assembly, ratifying and
dopting a.mendaents to the .aid Constitu
ion, are hereby repealed, rescinded, and 'ab
We do further declare and ordain that the
Inion nov subsisting between the State of
ieorgia and the other States, under the title
f the United States of Ameriva, is hereby
lissulved, and that the State of Georgia is in
he full possession and exercise of all those
ights of sovereignty which belong and ap
ertain to a free and independent State.
WAsHINoTON, Jan. 10.-The bids for the
1000.000 loan were opened to-day. The Bank
f Commerce at New York, bid for upwarde
>f the who:le amount, besides many others for
arge and small amounts. The Bank of Com
merce bid for 4,000,000 at 11 eentum. Nearly
11 the bills were from New York.
NEW YORK LEGISLATURE.
AzIAsN., Jan. 19.-The Committee on Fed
ral relations reported reprobating dissolu
ion; and deel-ing that the State will exert
er strength to maintain the laws, and ex
ressing the desire to avoid war by every
neans consistent with honor. Thiey are wil
ing to meet their sister States in a concilia.
ory manner and remove the causes of com
>laint. .A fter the admission of Kansas they
re willing to form two States out of the re
naining Territory under the Missouri re
LoaisiLLI, Jan. 10.-Gov. Magoffin, of
iy., disapproves South Carolina's course but
rill stand by the constitutional rig hts of the
south against anti-slavery rule. He recom
nends a Convention of the border State at
-re, and asks the passage of anti-coer
and an appropriation to arm
The Comnmapder of t. -
~raphs to the Mayor of New hjn.
~housand t aen to :.ake Fort Pickens.
~rnmnent designis to blockade the Mississippi
-er, and the harbor of Pensacola, Florida.
LANcAs-1:R, Pa., Jan. 17.-Prominent Re'
>ublicans of this State recommnend that comn
nissionmers be appointed to the border States,
,edging Pennsylvania's full pierfalrtnance of
"r Constitutiotnal duties, and the repeal of
~he obnoxio~us laws, for tihe purpose of secu
-ing the continuance of the border States in
MAINE PREPA RING FOR WAR.
Foa-.ATLsn, January 15.-A resolution was
utroducia' ..the Lecislature to-day, setting
rth the loyaltfoFitn'r, -.ceo~nptoanie.d b~y
.n order that the Co)mmittee on Military At
irs he directed to inquire into thme available
trenmgth of the military force of the State.
ith the view thait an exigency may arise for
id to the Geaieral Government.
MASS MEETING IN PHRILADEL~BHIA.
PHII.AnEILPHIl, Jan. 17.--An immense mas
neting of citizens, irre.<pective of party, was
eld here last night. Resolutions in favor of
'naciliation,, instiead of coercion ; and peace
:1l separation, rather than civil war, were
MISSOURI STATE CONVENTION.
S-s. ILouis, Mo.e Jan. 1.-The Convention
ill has pa.sed the Senate by a vote of 41 to
.The bill leaves the voters of the State to
ecide at the election if the secession ordi
ance, to be adopted by the convention, shall
e xubmitted to the people for ratification or
ot. The election is to take plac~e on the
Sth of February, and the convention is to
tet on the 28th of the same month.
ARKANSAS STATE CONVENTION.
.IMPsis, Tenn.,.dan. 1I.-The Legislature
f Arkansas has unanirnously pass d the bijll
ubmitting thme conventi en question to the pee
le on the 18th of February. If a majority
f the people favor the cojnvention, tho Gov
ruor will then appoint the day.
A PPsnmaT Prssicor..-We h-arn from psi.
ate Samuel IB. Brewer, of the "Metropolitan
iuardis," who haa obtained a furlough and
at returned fromn th-: hea.lqiuarters of the ar
y, at Pensacola, that on Tuesday evening
tt, four Mu~.dre~d r.tnd fifty troops arrived at
2n Navy Yard froms Mibile and Mississippi,
akin~g ini all at present stationed in that inn
ediate vicinity one thousand men. There
re now en route near two hundred more from
uburni, T' akegee and Greenviile, who will
robably arrive at the quarters to-night. Re.
forcemenits, to the amo~unt of 500 men, are
so hourly expected from New Orleans, as
elI as some from Columbus, Ga., and Bar
our county, Alabama.
On Wednesday moring~i Commwodore Arm
ronmg, of the Navy Yard,~left on the steamer
,yndoltte for Uostn.
An attact is hourly expctod to lbe mnadleon
,a Pickenss. All parties are confident of sue
fur GJoy- Yates, of Illinocis, deivhiered his in.
ugural on the 15th. It is the misost decidledly
btia ln, anti-compromaise, anci. necession docu
.int iince the criseis.
I.- M ---
SO It is said that the legislature of' Ohio on.
,rses the course of Preside-: Buchanan with rof
enco to South Carolina, and pledge's the entire
>wer and resources .af the State to maintain the
nutitution and laws.
f!!P A telographie dispatc~h from Wahington
y:"The I) ,il is ;c pay ." Loet him take
)l - 'uck: "--we thnk Le v-.;'- b.u' liqumidate
TjP f ;. oru'<r of the Legi 1-t'-e, ., s'ilut' o-f
e a gunms will' fired in bonor if each se-ced.mg
etc. The rescorzr f--r rc :-ving .be number of
tos . fift.-en, is t. prevent the too great waotu of
Speech of Joseph Abncy, Esq.
On Satuarday the 19th inst., after the review of
the Battalion at the Pine House, and the address
of Gen. BArTa, Josru Ana:y Esq., made, in sub
stance, the following remarks:
Men of the U5pper la-'atlion of the 7th Reginent:
What I shall say to you to day, will have refer
ence exclusively to the objects of your parado.
From the orders just read in your hearing, you
learn that each Battalion in the Brigade is re
quired to furnish the State an Infantry Company,
and that the whole Brigade is expected to furnish
two Rifle companies in addition. There is no
provision as to what portion of either or both of
thepe last companies, any single Regiment or Bat.
talion may furnish. As there is no restriction
upon it, this Battalion, if it please, may raise as
well a Ride Company, as the Infantry Co)mpany
it is bound to raise. Indeed I have the assurance
that you have already nearly completed a Rifle
Company, of the very best material, which only
asks for a few recruits more, when it will be ready
for organisation. You will surely nit withhold
the small number of men needed for this purgose.
If you should be so fortunate as to comply with
the requisition of the Governor, and also to in
ish the Ride corps begun tinder such flattering
auspices, you will reflect great honor upon your
solYes and upon your whole Regiment. You have
already sent to the theatre of warlike operations,
one full and noble company, and your sister Bat.
talion has sent two. If therefore, you succeed in
your present efforts, the 7th Regiment of itsell
will have responded to the very first call of the
State with six full companies of gallant young
men-an exhibition of promptness and patriotism,
that will cover it with glory.
Neither is it unimportant to the perfecting ol
your organization, that you should have an eye
to your Rifles. The language of the military Bil
is, that when eight companies of Infantry vhal
have been accepted atd the two Rife companiei
thereto attached, then the Governor shall orde
the election of their Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel,
and Major, and constitute them a regiment.. Sc
that, though the Rifes are not demanded in the
call of the Governor, they would seem to be con
templated by it, as well as embraced in the Act o
the Legislature; because they appear to be neces
sary to the formation of the regiment, and to the
carrying out of the intentions of the law.
But it may be imagined that too much is de
manded of this part of the " Bloody Seventh." I
hope not. Fifty five Riflemen have already beer
obtained, and only Twenty-five more are wantinj
to complete their number, which added to Seven
ty-five, the complement of the Infantry compan:
required, makos only Oua hundred men, that yor
are now called upon to consecrate to the servic<
of their country. Do this, and this day your reg
iment shall be re-baptized, and shall be called tho
Glorious instead of the " Bloody " Serenth. For
I am informed, that your sister, the Lower Bat
talion will need no second call to enable her t(
organite the last of three companies, composed o
the prime manhood and chivalry of the District
Can you prove yourselves to be unequal in spir
to your chivalrous colleague of the same regiment
Can South Carolina, not obtain one hundred vol
untoers to maintain her fair eseutcheon, and de
fend her sacred rights out of this long array o
young, and ardent, and gallaut en ? I tell yoi
young gentlemen, if you falter in your duty, ii
this emergency, the very women will jeer at an
laugh you to scorn ! Upon my word of honor,
you hope to win your loves and your sweethearts
you must now show yourselves willing and caps
hie of winning laurels on the bloody field of battle
h1earted woman will accept a lover ihosi
-n when dangers thickenaround
- all her country, her henm
* -- song has ever been
the bravo ' . .
troubaudour fors the .
his co~tumry. A little beyoni ni.
of JoLta. Rtvir, as stout and v.alliant a ..
ever brandlished a blade in dlef,'sce of beauty hon
or, or country. A ft w -nil.i bd.w, in this sanm
battalion, lived oldl .\. rS W Avsos, who taught
Bt:s.sa how to fight, and who dlying amid thi
Ilashing of the enemy's guns, and in the momen
of victory, bequeathed her us a precious legac:
to his noble Lieutenant, who, in like muanner, ha
transmaittedl her in all her loveliness, to a nits
generous and heroic posterity. From your bat
talino, in the darkest days of the Revolution, th
H~oross's, lion-hearted all, drew recruits to thei
shattered ;anks;-,.isJ thed Ip.os95.. Er'ed,.n
fought andl diedl in the nther Battalion oif th
gl'orious Seventh."- -Why, my friendc~s, nr
thcnra none of the dlescendants of these immnorta
heroes in your ranks at this hour ? 110w can yot
keep ytour places in the back-ground when Soutl
Carolina, your dearnt iec land~, entreats ytou ti
rally to her standard, in a cause ten times greater
than that for which your f.ethers, sos lavishly pour
ed out their lives ? If you dually and linger be
hind, the very bleood in your veinis will rebe:
against your degenerate spirits. It is your ruother
ivironed with many perils, that calls yoiu, witl
resistless appeal, to her rescue. Manifest to the
world, that you are not recreant sons, and faith
less to the tie' of nature.
" Show us here
The mettle of your pasture: let us erear
That you are worth your breeding-;
For there is no of you so mean and base,
That bath not noble lustre in your eye."
Do you need eXm~lelS, other than your fathere
left you. tot enkindle your ardor, and incite yot
to your duty:' Pardon me, theo mention of onxly
one. It is needless to remind you, that the twi
lattalions of the Saluda regimnent, and the uppe
Battalion of the 9th regimuent, almo.st at the fir,
tap of the drain, oD'ered more melt to the cans
than were actually required of them. lunt this i
the high example I will hold up' to you,-an cx
ample that should take its place in history as equal
lig the most glori'.us instiance of Greecilan 0
Romann piatriotistm. The Lower 13attalion ot th<
Jth Regimaent, musteredl only ninety men in it:
rnks, and to their immuortal honor, when thme cal)
'f the Giovertnor reached them, Seventy.six of than
Ninety enr-.lled their namles as volunteir soldier
of the piroud Comrmtonwealth of Somuti Carolina
[ sny the p,mlg Conmm.,nwealth, for a State tma.
wll be proud, whose citizens ean yield such 'she
dietee to her behests, aul can evince such entire
devotion to her untarnsished honor, and the ensign
of her sovoreign power. Such an act, men of the
Seventh, would make a bright chapte: in the his
t.ry of the greatest pieople on earth, and whil
South Carolina can find such sons to defend her
lag, all the abolition cohorts of Amuerica coule
not make it trail in the dust. Imitate the men
the Ninth. Let your cteal be fired by thoirs, ant
your State shall j'oy and rejoice at the couragt
and l,,yalty you will have displayed on thu 10th of
1 know, from obsurvatien, I plainly see that
you have more men in line, who are willing an~
aious to volunteer, than the State neuds for ber
service, but they are reetrained from offeriag themu
selvey, by the fear of being plac.:d under ofiier:
dspleaing to themn, and by thoir mrisunderstandl
ugs in regardl to companly oflce5. It is a mis.
fortune, that a word should be said albout officers,
until the requisite numbers to constitute a Compa.
tny have bean made up. There are timues when patri.
otism should be uncalculating, attd when seltishness
should he lost itn love of country. In mny opinion,
this is one of these very occasionS, that appieal to
the most exalted sentimountsato our nature. Let
the young especially, follow their own lofty spirits
anI inclinations, and they will lead thenm in the
way o.f true glory. I can say, I tr',st, without
the imrpetationl of vanit, that about fo'ltcen
years i ;e', when ny e..ontry, a country not h.alf
s. dear to us as Sa.:th Caroliua alsm., wh;lo fir
the services of theo yo ig men in war, I e:.tered
the r-.uks, without he' tation: as a private. I ros"
to lie th:ird Corporal, end fromt thiird Corporal to
third Lieutenant. From being third Lieutenant,
I r--- to be ...,,.md Ltiutonant, anid at itonortant
periods or the service, Quarter-Master and Co m
mispary of the Palmetto Rugiment, as also, for a
while, from the severe casualties of war, Comm -
er of the 96 Boys. These positions I obtained s1i
ply by standing firmly itt my post, and by icting
well the part of a soldier. It is a source of pride
to me too, that I wits never under arrest during
the whole camipigu, and that when I settled my
accounts with the Government for the disburse
mont of more than an hundred thousand dollars,
that Goverument, by its own showing, became my
debtor, and has so continued to this day.' Lieut.
L. B. WzYxa also entered the ranks as a private,
was appointed fourth Corporal, and by almost
unequalled fidelity, courage, and good conduct,
rose through all the non.commissioned Offiees to
be Lieutenant of the same Company.
If you are soldiers in heart, young men, and
can summon the resolution to perform the part is
signed you, whether in battle or bivouae, y ur
deserts will certainly be made known, and hon rs
and rewards will crown your gallantry, and be
showered upon you, without measure, by ur
grateful and admiring countrymen. Ney, " i
bravest of the brave," Murat, Macaena, an in
truth, all those intrepid and invincible Marsh g1i
of Napoleon, who bore the French Eagles In te.
tory and triumph through the gorgeous CapialI
of Europe-overthrew thrones and empires, Td
sporting with the diadems of Kings, filled
whole earth with the blaze of their fame and il
itary genius, commenced their career as priv es
in the armies of France. They cut their way with
sword to the temple of glory, and with the swod,
they mounted to its loftiest pinnacles. If yu
souls are as great, and your aspirations are'as
large as theirs, answer to the summons of y ut
State, on the instant, and embrace the profe' -
of arms, for after all, our rights can never bc
maintained, or our independence secured, exe pi
by the stout hearts, and the strong arms of a 0.
ple resolved upon liberty or death.
ARTHUR ISmEINS, EDITOB.
W EDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 1861.
Rev. E. H. LAina, Untiversalist, will preacehit
the Court House in this place on Sunday nexl
(the 27th) at 11 o'clock A. M.
The Post Office at Duntonaville, in this District
has been discontinued.
Rev. D. D. Bitsaos requests us to say that hi
Post Office t.ldress in fature will be EdgefieldC
HI., 5. C.
Wr have been requested by the Secretary of tb<
Ridgeway Association, to announce that there wil
be a meeting of that body on Thursday next, a
11 o'clock. Important business will be brough
to the attention of the Association.
We are requested to slate that the Independen
Rifle Company, just raised, will ho:d a meetin
for drill, elections, &c., on Saturday next at th,
Pine House. There will also be a company dir no
on the occasion: and it is suggested that contri
tions of good things by the ladies would be thauk
fully received and highly appreciated.
The Edgeficld Rusera having tendered tbei
services to the State, the following is the noto v
acceptance from the War Department:
H xAu-QL'UArEits, Jan. 15, 1861.
Sia: I am instrusted by the War Departmnen
to say, in reply to your tender of the Edgefieli
llussary, that the spirit which prompied the p:
* lofer ennuot he too highly commended
-that 5houl atit occasion pres.en
-4 -.e- +- --
p. s of Edgefis
" On vea.- which was one of the most in
lement 'lays wet. ever expierieniced, Mr. Reubec
Renolds. it citirsen of this country, and an ol
man, walked ten miles through the mud anti rain
to~ viote the secession ticket, lie was one amen;
the first of our citizens to don the bluec cockadl
It loeoked a little the worse for the dampening
got, but dlry weather will make tLhat all right
When we state that Mr. Reynolds is a nattve
Stth Carolina, it will in the minds of some peol
account for his zeal. We go for putting him o
the pension list of the new Republic."
Just what ruight have be'en' 'l of
R ats. It's FEdgetield all over.
JUIe, walkedl 10 miles t', join his cepny th
Iday b~ef'ore it lefi for Charleston ;nand t wo or th.re
Iothers waelkced 15 mies to unite with it at a statio
Ion the .9. C. Railroadl. Place him " in the ltn
.f the stranger," or wrhere you will, an Edgefiel
man's heart still fires with time hopes, the pirospect
and the aims of his hoyhood's homne.
" Though the barqlue he toss'd b'y ihe winds 'tn
The needle still points to the pole."
Mr. Oscar Ml. Lieber.
After what was said of this gentleman's fathe
.:me weeks ago. and in which we participatedt
some extent, it is but right and just that the sim
readers should bear of the son's nmanifest enthusisten
in the cause of South Carolinat. It affords us s'en
pleasure to know that Mn:. OscAn M. Lwanr ha
buckleil .n his armuor for the State, with an nrd'en
dletermination to bie e.imal with aiiy son of her4 1
his exertions fir her defence. We learn that h
was very active in the forunation of the Coluiti
o:panlies, antI that his whole soul is with S
Carolina in her -present struggle. May Fortin
favor bi<' endeavors, and may he win laurels thta
will endure to his honor and welfare in the fiel
:s has so gallantly choscn. In the bright exszm
pe of the son, we lose sight of any ill-adviie
stlp 'if the father,-if indeed there he any reu
foundtiiin f.,r the rumo'r in regard to the hattei
which reached the State, and which we Wer
disinclinetd to credit at the time.
The following Brethiren hatve been duly eleete
Oficrs of ,riitd./p L-u'?:t, No. 2S, for the p es
ant Masonie Y'ear.
5. (1. Mlout.:v, W. M.
J. B~I. HlI nts, J. W.
'T. N. U i.':T. See'.
S. P'. Duste i, S. ..
Ii. M. Out~m, J. 1).
Jots Ruteiurs, 1 diewar.!g.
MAax MAruxwTw, Ji
WIL.LIAt EL~r.~suu, Tiler.
3. lt'llng Lodge have elected the followjua
Ofiers for this Maisonie Y'ear.
G1. M. Y~uatouir, S. W.
B. Dl; xa, S. W.
T. L. SuirTu, Sec.
Josmtmui Ptouiarr, Treas.
E3. II. Fostw, S. Li.
Mat. ('or..xxAN, J. D.
Ivie. SAnm'L.x t, Tiler.
The N. Y. Herald.
This paper was quoted at the South'-during th
east year as an radvocate of Southern resista ce
to Lincoln's probiable elect ion. At all eventi
cintinually anti atssid1uously ndedi fuel to thr
tlme oft ind~igtationi which that p.robabilit~y 9m
en ikindling. Bitt now, when the deed is done , n
the Soth rises in her majeety, this greaet tricks:
heet turns a:1 'n our sect~ion. and with Med ias
se.riy upon So'ith Csrioliun, and attiimp.e te
rea:1.e brave. ai :emperate raud ano intelligrunt peo
a lesen upon ih' meedil:tm, lie folly, the incur ta
bankjr of ther ne.ion. S, oun ted he its sulgge~tie
a cd e'n ntimnted (as tusuai) lbe its thrice hiors':n ip
p:-dt prpi ieic'r i.udc cindutrtr. Will Sou 1.ern .o
longer continue to patroini.e this flagitious eel b.
Latest News from Washington.
WAsuroINGT , Jan. 20.-The Georgia Delegation
will probably withdraw from both House- un
There is no truth hi the report that Alabama
had requested her Cougressional D.legation to
return to the floors of Congress. Not one of them
have been present in Congress since the passage 1
of the Ordinance of Secession by their State Con
JAN. 21.-The Senators from Florida, Missis
sippi and Alabinaa w drew to-day. There was
an affecting scene.
Mr. Slidell moved a resolutioen of eensnre to the
President, in relation to Hiolt'i acppointmient.
The News From Charleston.
From Charleston papers of the 21st we gather
as follows :
Both branches of the Legislature have passed
a resolution of some importance to this District.
It is this:
Rexotred, That it is the sense of this General
Assembt, that those Battalions in this State,
which have furnished a 'ompany or Companies
for the organization of the Volunteer Regiment, i
authorized by the Convention, may be excused, if
they should not comply with the requisitions of
an Act passed by this Legislature, " To Organize
an Armed Military Force."
Certain bills had passed their ird reading and
had their titles changed to Acts. They are these:
Bill to convert the Arsenal at Columbia, and
the Citadel and Magazino in or near Charlcston,
into Military Schools.
Bill to aWer the law in relation to house burn
Bill to alter and amend the Charter of the Ham
burg and Edgefield Plank Road Company.
By the letter of Col. QUATTLF.AL'M it will be
seen that the Legislature will adjourn on Thurs
day next the 24th inst.
MILLErCEYILLI, Jan. 21. The Ordinance of
Seession has been signed by all but some dozen
members of the Convention, A. H. STEVENs, Lts
TON STEvENS and It. . JonaNsox being amcong
The following resolution by Mr. Tooxs', was
Resolced, unanimonsly, in response to the reso
lutions of New York, referred to in the Governor's
Message, that this convention highly approves the
energetic and patriotic conduct of Governor Brown
in taking possession of Fort Pulaski, by Georgia
troops, and request him to hold possession until
the relations of Georgia with the Federal Govern
ment be determined by this convention, and that
a copy of this reeolution be transmitted to the
Governor of New York.
Groat demonsarations of joy were making at the
Capital af Georgia on the evening of the 21st.
The State Convention has appointed as Dele
gates to the Southern Corgress the following gen
tlemcn: Messrs. SMtT und WA.K:t for the Stato
at large, and Messrs. McRAr, Suon-rin, Cuna.ToN,
HALE, Cunny, LEwis and FEArn from the Con
The Convention being nearly all the time in se
crot session, little or nothing has very recently
The following resolution has pasled both houses
of the Virginia Legislature:
r Jetsoleed, That the interests of the Couthern
- States are the interests of Virginia, and that no
reconstruction of the Union c:aan be per manent or
satisfactory which does not secure to each section
self-protecting power against invaion, by the
Federal Government, or by States.
From New Orleans.
NrI'W OnLt.sAe, January 19.-Mayor Munro, of
this city, has replied to an inquiry from Col.
Chase, the comumander of the Florida State forces,
saying that two thousand meni could be raised in
this city in forty-eight hours, for the assistance of
Florida, if thu latter State wvould furni,h the nc
Lne eanarieeni ..eonrin e- wue mou -neyn:
a'- The Joint Commuittee of botlh Houases of the
Legislature, onx Saturday night, made chaiine uof a
lag or enisign'itable tee be bnei lay Seiuth Carno
bi. The Cumittee wvill report the result of their
labors to-dacy. The flag cholSenc will consist. of nc
plain whito ground, with greena Palmoette tree in
the centre, aind a white crescent in the left upper
corner on a square blue field.
I Mr. D)on:LAS faor their defection Trs~au
te cause aef Northerna domluinatione goes~ in to open
upj n part of the policy elf the in-ceeming Adminis
L~tration. Sa~wA ue is t-> lbe Premer of course; iaud.,
as satch, he wilt tacke the entire nmanaagemenit eof tile
dilicult perolemn that noiw anits soluation. Ss:w
Ant is the maen foer the time,', acid the onaly manc
wo" cean contreell the tempae.t tie a haappy termina
tin. Sr.ivuAao is thec all-powerful pollitiea i nero
manener, whon will waive his wandi over the elements
of discord andl coanmaandl, ". Peace,-be still."
Sa~wAnn~ is the deami-geae, who will shape the comn
motioans of peoples aind States to the endsl of
r aiiin aned flack Rlepublican glory. SrxavAnnt is
the Great I Asu, whose seetre must prevanil let
whosoever will scay nay.
This here, worship of thu Tisnes' is positively
Iastouading froaa its very absurdity At ai time like
this, when the full heart elf the unaited South i.,
Sthrobing foar indeperdlence, and~ wheni it is noto
ius thcat the authea: of thu irrepreseihle coulliet
is na steuch in the niostrils of nil true patriots,
North aes well as Sreuth,-teo tailk of Si~wAnan as the
Gr-. aieg- .addhie j. rievouasly uutigif
it were taut disgustiaagly stupeid.
But how dices thae sapienat hued eaf the Tiae
Imake out hair *ase ? Ihear hais pirogrammne anti he
Mr. Ren.tAA, having maatde all this trouble,
Icanneot and shall naot qjuiet it. All lee caan doi, is to
push right forwacrd ini theo task oef coercion. 1/c
ahas the bull hby the berns cad must necessaarily
put forth all his ailliciatl strength duriaag the re
unaining six weeks of hais terma. In other words,
ie must press inatters tea extremaes aagaeinst the
ISouth. lie must reenipture the ferta?. //e must
-collect the revenes. le mst see, rct aelI haazards,
that the U'nitedl States Govaernmienat asserts anal
mantiains it.i rovereignaty augaintath laccedinag
ISt.tes. II Southcero bloiod shall lee reqjuire~d to
this ocad, it umust be .-jeilled. .1/r. Jiduheaan hats
no alternative but to go oan wih the sword and
torch iu viindiicetina f the inasultled nuth lority of
the Conatral Power. 11e is not inc a pasition tea dio
otherwise--ot, lie. Bait, glieriouts vision of thec
l;ne I just I wo shaort moneathas do~wne the vista of
chngeual events, behold~ tlhe exialtedl Annaa.a
L~rcuY suetd:1he inuinccalatt e1 W:.t.i SI*wteinn
aplroach !Teeiir roble~s are of spotlers u hite, ancd
iia heir holy hatnds aere the eamblemcs of piower ain
trtwiedl with lie chapluts of peace ! Theiy ecme
to say, bay authoirity, that ]lecnisa.tx's nauaghity
deeds shall lha arrested. Au anigelie host of Alao
litionists are in thao batck-grounda, reendy tea siaag
haesannai to this mxission eof Love. Thec tlow of
laod is toe be stuppied. Thec gapinag wouaads of
th Seuth arc to he healed with thae baelsamc of
llack Rtepublicnismn. The seceding States aere to
be reclamed froma thecir trensona lay a course of~ scey
ereigu conicessiu such ats the world bias never wvit
anesseel; and all this, " withut the werujiie n/ uey
cpijcile, er of anye poasition essential to the culidi
y ,l ull fruietion ef thec rietory they (the Blluek
Rpablicanis) hoare ocieecd."
aThe wretchecd selceme is, tu iinduict the nmortal
teeieaLs of the South iinto poer haviang their
-broad pehybieteries embhlazxoned with false perofes
iens of filial sympaithy, while iwnrdly tlecy acre
raveiaing waolves. Anad tis pntent gnmae ow
pro~posedl. to atlaey iudignaiondl at that Suan:. ao -neec
1| cLul )lieausleunain aitl ther .Vrei. .eial fincally toe
raale thei d!':ti:.ies ef a frcee anid a hnr.v.e per'
V :s ever cf'r..ietery ~l h~are-.ee I .as th~is? Wa
evr icy prei--y itselt : t eo i v ii? "Ge dt thet
beainl fae, Sactec," is tiue inl oinntaary reapose' aaf
every true. A merican hecart to such rank duplicity.
Great Enthiusiasn in Augusta.
On Monday night we had the satisfaetiou o
vitnessing a continuat, ion, enlarged and imaproved
if the den:.onstratinus of rejoicing by the peolh
if Augus'a. It was a scene of brilliancy and en
busiasm lOng to lie remembered. The whole o
3road and many houses on other streets wer
icautifully illuminnted up to the third and fouri
torie,-the bright white lights presenting din
nnas, stars, semi-circles, crosses, squares, &c., ii
,reat variety. The pareinents re-sounded to ti,
ramp of thousatuds.-mnen, women, hoys, girl
iabies, and ntryrotv. Indeed these Iat were th,
nust jioyous part of the exhilitilon, shoutiug in cc
tney at every ascension of rockets, or explositi
if poppers, and cspeicially exercised with broai
achinations as some medley rush of tmaskec
iow-bellow-gian.s, with horne, tin-pans and super
Lnnuated drum us .t sweeping by. Then ain
he procession of the Fire Companies intersperse
vith banils of music, the men all benring torel
ights and the engines in a blaze of glory, witi
raried transparencies dangling above and aroun
hem, and muottos in red and bite cionspicuouvl;
ipheld. Every where indeed tie names of Geor
lin, Suith Carolina, Florida. .11 sjii an
Alaboana met the eye, accompanied with glow
ing words of fraternity and eneonragemnent.
But it is useless to attempt the de-ription of
icene such as Broad Street presented on this in
morablo Monday night. It was a glorious en
lorsement of the verdict of Ocurg'a's Conventio
by the good old city of Augusta. All honor t
her spirited people ! Georgia has gone nobly t
the work of her political disenthraltoont; and he
sons will put their shoulders, unitedly, to th
wheels of her progress.
We should have mentioned at the outset thi
Fire hundred guns were fired by CArr. Girna.
ary's corps of Artillery in the aftertion of Mo:
day and imumediately preceding the earnivi
cenes of the evening.
A Noble Liberality.
Besides the donations to the State hitherto r
corded, among which was one of fen rhtmnand do,
lars, we observe that other liberal patriots at
coming up, in this most substantial manner, I
the help of the common cause. .
From the Mereury we clip the following so
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.)
ExEcLrinv Orvie Treasury Department,
Charlestmn, Jan. 14, 18t1. J
lls E.elleny lte G'ocernor:
Silt: I have the pleasure of reporting to yol
Excellency the donation of two thousand dolla:
to the public service of the State, by a liberal a:
patriotic citizen of Georgia, who desires that h
name should not ho made public.
(Signed) C. G. Mtxxxana.
Froto the C-iurier we take another :
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA..
EECU-TIVE OFmerr. Treasury Department,
Charlestion. January 17, 1861.
1i1; E.eeileicy the UoirUrnr:
SiR: I have the pleasure of reporting to yol
Excelleney a donation of two thousand dolla
from "A Combahee Planter," for the purchase
any necessary artieles of rouifort for the benefit
th-e dilferent garrisons stationed at the forts abo
the harbor. Respectfully,
C. 0. MtNurs ita.
In alldition to these, a free-hearted Georgi:
ha" offered to supply for three ui.utis any cot
p;:ny of 7; men going into our service. The
re inany citizeris of South Carolina able to i
this much out of their abundance. We entre
them to pender well the examples before them.
Butler's Openintg of Groceries, &c.
Our told friend, W. '. B., having been left ali
h all his iands,-gone a sodgering.-has d!ecnu
ed from Hamu':rg and returned to his old corn
in this village, lie is now opening a large ;i
superior lit of G roceries and. other goods. aind w.
sell att a lower scale of prices than heretnforer
cognised iu this tuarket. All persons desiring
iireiover enufrely tree ironm seet:inat bias, ar
is momentt nmeri-s the patronage of all e!eva
ceple every where.
Thei Only Chaucne.
It' a re-.construtctionf otf the i 'iveritinen t "f t
lte Uni:edl Sttes hi. poisile or deisirabbi:. it
eidei~Lnt that force can nevrr effec't ir. Ciuerch
w~ill lbut widen the bireach and incren:.e the busti
iy of the seetism. This is the teal opinion aif ti
wisest mena of the day, andI is in conaformi~y wil
views long ago promtulgaited by the tiust ah'
statesmen of a post genaertion.i. .t:.X A~tirt 11-A
.ros and MAsunl:w Ja~cssus am~ong the nuihetl
B3ut whi: is ioerciion ? A.me wouldl soefit
lteIko it~g an armued invaision of the seec
ig Staites nnI un acvtual caistiiein iir their eis
z:-ngi na rebels. This iaecoercion with a vengeune
Yet there is another phase of this m.instrius lihi
which the South will regard as noi le.-- eaeb
thnu puitive war a:nd invasion woubil be: it is il
forcible icollection of impolust, on ::oods cofninigi
an in violbitiion ir tihe ri;;hts of~ Stts thatt Ia
dc.aedl theinselves indlepiendent natiinal iti
This will be~ inked utpou everywhere sauth ofl t'
Potimaa. its the mioct degradinmg formu it ofeereb';
beetuse it implies thatI our Statte.' :ie reensa:
provincies andl tmust pay tribute. whether urni
to a goveronment in whi they ha~ve neither pa
nor hit, but which they have siheimly abljureC
S'ti uni,-takceable a dleunnatrautioni of tyrainny ur
ie moreO in...ultin~g than ulpen and d:reet war ;am
it is morte eariaesi ly and vi:ouitisly to be re.-iit
from the finet of its involvi:ig the vita'ify of 1
great tfoumlation priincile5 tupont which liur hop
atf.-~aanlseutlt _depeictl. .h han
tl ..or ofdoecio, teco!!eetiion of revenute
n't Io ho -luirred o.ver as ai inatter of enurse whit
will take place peaceablly. So far friimt it. ti
ountry tummy lbe asured that nti disgrace eniuldi
reared tunic dlelasing, andl no injury mnore hat
nous, by the pie'.pIe of the South, thasn such
attnitpt. It mai~y be furth- r shi, that nii can;
will maitre cotmnpletely bandl together the whoa
maiterial an-! mori:tI .<trength of our section, thii
the first paflp-ihle mo'vemtefnt tomwarids the exure:
of:his muost odious fceature of Ilhte!c lipublie;
W'ihaft theta is thme unv lymane,: tiC re-construictie
jimmay there lhe?
We veture the iinsw'r. that it is enily tou
~o-d in the atdmnioin oif the righat of scsth
an I in the recogntition lay the 1i. S. governmne
ot the die for'to government- of thme Suiutth. WI
thie :admiissioni and recognfitliin, peae' andi frki
shp; fni-;it poissibly enisue. Withiiut them, it at
soon be snid of the late Federal Union, "' Tfru
The Scut tish .'imferlean d'j--:'t, N. Y., eil'
w~ill tirade :agauiist secession with i:.: conclusi
thnt t~i': Sonth mrill I .t1'cf oca by hecr oawn dii
him: ;-nd then saigaciuuly adt t:
-We fefar (?) this result, we say. for the sitmple re
son that even in the Sooth itself sitsvery for a loi
mnri thiou d,-feuded ;nda the comnciousnfess oif t!
wil, si' lung as it exists, lirtve a source ol' urea
eS to the whole South."
A Morceau of Logic.
The Edhinburg .ei-e, of the 22nd uIt., takesi
Me. Utenf:Auc's Mesage andl controverts one
tw ot' its positions with trea~t sury froid. As
illustration of that paper's clear cotmprehensic
f nrpiit hini systenm, chew the following:
nThe Soufthiern are irot *Sovereign States,'
Mlr. liuchnanan says they aire. Th y tare hart of
Uilon, aind as sach boith North andl South
eqt:ly connected with the existence of slaver
M tr. Unchaniiiain's r.ssertion of the indepndnlace
t.e separnte . '. ' is a i low aut their very "r~tar
s.'tiont. (ti s.h -i her gitund than a.; beil
mer ~lc r - f n '.:- ,tl':n'-. . haui :hte S thm a
tat to deifmandi the re t.initin of fuigimi, echv
I: :e, Si iaihi in Sinte.s u i'hidraw 'rnn t'ie Uniut
~ta'.d o-.iy f i,'..,e t th-:iy at l.ibet~y to en
.w. r nt hei prpe y in -arts iht 's lI
ci htt.ndu., as5 n:en b..i: 'f hie 1-.. -n. lhe Nor
iias ut-ery righut to interere with tihis tweet ai
Georgia an Independent Republic.
r Our peolcie, (says the Augusta Denocrat of Sun
tiay last,) were Ailmost wild with enthusiasm, when
a dispatch from the State capitol yesterday, on
nounced that the ordinance, which evered the
connection of Georgia with the Federal Union,
was adiaited at 2 o'clock, by a mrjority uf 119
votes. The news sprend over the city with almost
electric rapidity, and erouds of cager citizens
were seen at ecry coruerld all along the streets
mingling their gratulations at the auspicious and
glorious result. Soon the deep thunder of artillery
and the ringing of bells added their loud notes to
swell the voice tof triumph.
The scene ut iight was exciting iand brilliant
1 beyond any former occasion. At short notice hun
dreds of houses were illuminated and Broad-street,
. especially, was all ablaze with light from windows,
b bonfires, sky-rockets and other mmterials, while
I. the whole city was boisterous with the beating of
3 drains, the roaring of cannon, and the deep-sound
I ing tones of the large Tower Bell.
I The military were out in their gay uniforms and
, they added to the interest of the occasion by firing
. twenty thundering roundi in honor of independent
Georgi.c. We cannot particularize the many ob
. jects ot interest which presented themselves to the
a The streets were thronged to a late hour with
. admiring and re.joicing spectators of both sexes.
Augusta has thus given a spontaneoug ratitication
M to the nets of the Convention.
o All honor to the great old State of Georgia!
o Well done say we to her chosen delegates in Con
r venitioin !
A Stern Picture.
t IT was in the South Carolina House of Repre.
sentatives, on the evening of the day in which
- Asuiasos had declared his int.ntion to open his
d batteries upon our boats, in retaliation for the
firing of our troops on The Star of the li'ent. The
eurresiondence between that otlicer and Governor
Picc.:ss had just been read amid the almost
breathless attention of the entire assembly. AA
length it was finished, and war, unmistakeable
e war, at once stood out in hold relief to every mem
0 er's mind, as the only " next step " it was possi
ble to take, if approving the course of the Com
inander-in-chief. The stern silence that followed
the reading of the correspondence was soon bro
ken by the distinct accents of a member proposing
certain resolutions of approval, decided and em
phatic. Without debate and without a faltering
ir remark from any part of the Hall, these resolu
tions were adopted unanimously, and it was so
d expressed onktheir face by special motion.
Is From one who was present we learn that the
occasion was indeed impressive and imposing.
There was not a heart that did not beat in high
accord with the martial ring of the intelligence,
not a face that did not glow with the resolve to
dare the worst. It was a moment when men cared
not to interrupt the prompt vote of the body by
words of untimely rhetoric, but to their stern
ir duty at once addressed themselves.
o And we ere enter upon our rocord the resolutions
of which were passed, and which Mr. MULLIS of
ut Marion had the honor of presenting. We do this,
not only because we have neglected heretofore to
Ln place this demonstration before our rkaders, but
because it is one that gives promise of a glorious
re reciprocity of contideuce between our State au
re thorities in discharging thp arduous duties of the
at crisis. Read the Resolutions:
aevolred, unacuninma/y, That this General As
sembly looks upon any attempt to reinforce the
troops now in possession of Fort Sumter, as an
act of open and undisguised hostility on the part
'c of the (goverument of the United States.
p- Jesolre-lfurther, nunniniota/y, That this Gener
er al Assembly learns, with pride and pleasure, of
the uccessful re..istance this day, by the troeps of
"this State, acting under the orders cf the Gover.
il nor, to anl attempt to reinforce Fort Sumter..
e- Jhaeclced further, unc'ianknan4, That this Gen
to er.d Assembly entirely avoroves - - c~~e~!,
ci ot the Rtesolutions.
Our vision wacs gladdlened the other day by the
Ssicghlt of two neat young ladies in our streets,
,rlthout hoops. All piraise tic them for thus step.
pcIIing incdependcntly out of this exaggerated fash
icon,-for thus seceding fromc Hocop-donm. The
Emticpress Eugenuie, of France, is said to have dlone
h this long ago: Yet few, if any, hacve fcollowed her
example on this side of the water. Three years
ago a hocoped feumale would hanve been scare-crow,
.and soc will such an on'm be three years hence. It
r is a goo.1 timie to, drop the .skels.toin delusion at the
Southl, as we are dloubitless dep--ndenct wholly on
the Nordlh focr the ma,:nuctu~..ire ,.tf the article. It
ucay bce, cas S.Lv. S.I:en~c ui~s snys in the farce,
~the coolest kinid o' thing." lbut it is certainly
t~,le to, nature. acnd conseqjuently to true grace
candc bceutyv. To prv the latter pacrt ccf the pro
e lsition, wo ask any one to thinik for ai miomen~t of
a R.remau pers->nating the charnieler of (.enli/r,
cr of a dos rAu; siniging the role cof NXc~.t, in lcocps.
We fear we are, treadiing oin deliecte ground in re
. -pect to certainl ladhics who rerard1 thcis article cof
dre.<s indispcensile to their pceimmal presentabhility.
Tco such we wouild s:ay, unhoopl the hoccps graduc
~ally, and no one will otbser've a chang,--exeept
rt for the better.
For the A dvertiser.
.1 Memorices of the Paa~t. *
I, I'm 1til alcone in t wilight nocw,
sqe evencing houric is neacr ;
An;) the ticig clock, andi w ind's deep meoan
* . re1cll tljidsciuiti I he~-'~ P
iSMy thccughts grow s.tl, and sadder still,
hAs the dlarknuess gathers rouncd,
ii Atnd throcugh the dusk [ see the leaves
eC Fall silenct toc the grcund.
And ccer my: heart ini lccneiness,
8.ccl mlem'ries ocf the ldc.t.
In fccrm.- like thc .3u in vi- ions seen,
Thceir m'sc'y sh.' lccws east.
se My childh.>ol in its itinocenee,
mi My y.mcth and mcanhcood too,
With noiselesct treadc b~ef.,re me p'ass
n. Suc -eesiva in review.
I ace liy clear old homecste.ld roof,
Where I spent my lirst life,
cI. efore I kncew there was for mne
Or sorriw, painm or strite.
- One spot I mcark not facr fremu thence.
'Tis my~ dlear icnthier's grave.
juAnid o'er it noce Sweep wintry blants,
Aud weepcing willows wave.
,lin: delc is nocw ac sain ted SPirit
Inc yon bright wocrldl of iight,
a iWhcere no~ughi t' pain is ever felt,
And never Ccmei the night.
Methuinks I see her bend on me
a- 1 ler deep) and tendcer eyes,
g IAs stars, thce gncardlian sainits ct' earth,
TLook downward fromc the skies.
k- Oh! when I think if thicu wert h~ere,
Dear shcouldlst thccu lie to me,
How dou I mcourn myc Icoely loct,
.And, moither, sigh fcor tlhee !
IlP l)ear miocther, that I were with thee,
or In thy pure, bright abodcc-.
in Wchcere inut of~ sinl can e'er corrupct,
Nor sccrrow e'er ccrriode.
as "When shall I reach thy hcapp3 hcome
a i And bce forever lelst ?
ri Whcen shall [ see m~y Savior's fiuee,
.t Aind inc His bosom rest ?
'iBit eense, liy se-uil, thy icournful straini
Since~ faith' bcright p.1ledge is hgiven
yTicac al lco lice ncrighlt whilst hero
- haill meet acgain ini henven:.
An cx let it he thcy cicf etap~lccy
Ti'o we... not o'er the pacst,
ut, n doc the goocd thotu find'st to d~o
I ko long na life sall lst.
Then when thou hast a good fight fought
And laid thine armor down,
Thou shalt receive eternal life
And an immortal crown.
Interesting to the People.
Our kind and considerate member, Col. QcAT
T.EDAUx, favors us with an interesting letter
which we would be glad to publish in full; but
from the very late hur of its reception we are
-rompelled to be contented with extracts from it.
Cu.ur.svoN, S. C., 20th Jan. '61.
Cut.. A. Sixxts,-Dear Sr: Times have been
very exciting here indeed: but the p-esent situa
tion of things has produced quite a change. Con
sequcntly, matters are somewhat quieted, yet every
thing is on the look-out.
The excitement has caused Legislative business
to progress rather slowly. The past week has
been chiefly spent in discussing the Appropriation
and Tax Bill upon their second reading. I here
give you the assessment on a few important items:
;n Slaves, $1,60; Land $2, ad valorem; sales of
Goodet 27 eta., transient $1,00; Town Lots 38 eta.;
Proressins $I; Salaries, fees, labor, &c., exceed
ing $300,00, $1 per hund; Carriages, $2,50; Bug
gies, $1,25; Gold Watches $1; Silver do. 50 ct..;
Stallions and Jacks, $5; Distilleries, $15, and
other things in proportion. Reduced Tax Collec
tor's commissions to 65 per ent. on former per
The troops are generally well, in high spirits,
and are now faring very well; and many of them
are auxitou, to take Fort Sumter.
Col. If ivNE, who carried the dispatch from the
Governor to the President, has returned, but has
not made known any facts relative to his progress.
It is also stated that Lieut. HALL has returned to
Ft. Sumter, but of course we know nothing of the
me-.sage he brought from the President.
A Bill is now in progress, authorizing the-Gov
ernor to raise another Regiment of Enlisted Sol
diers, and two more Companies -of Artillery of
Enlisted Troops, and to unite the four Artillery
Companies, and form a Battalion of Artillery to
be commanded by a Msjor. If this, project pre.
vails, no doubt but that at least some of the Vol
unteers will be discharged. -
Oar Speaker (CoL. JAS. SI0.to1) was taken ill
Friday morning; so much so, that he declined his
seat. Mr. R. B. BoYrSox was elected Speaker
temporarily. I have not heard from Col. Szxoxs
this morning. We learned by Telegraph yester.
day evening that Georgia passed the Ordinance of
Secession at half-past two p. m. yesterday, by a
majority of 119: I think now, with all possible
speed. a Convention should be organized by the
seceding States, with a view to the immediate
formation of a Southern Republic; If things can
remain quiet until this can be effected, I think we
are safe, without much probability of bloodshed.
Troops are pouring in almost every day, from the
different sections of the State. While all the exis
ting circumstances present a rather favorable as
pect, yot, we are, and should be, preparing for the
It is now 12 o'clock 31., I have this moment
returned from the wharf, where the Boat Oirls
left for Sullivan's Island. I saw Judge Durisoe,
who is going over, to return to-morrow.
Rumor says this morning, that Maj. ANDERSON
has sent a message to our Governor, saying he
wihed to go North to see his wife, and that he
dlesired that no hostilities should be exercised du
ring his absence; what the reply.of the Governor
will be, or whether or not this is true, I cannot
say; In fact, I doubt It, as many reports are cir
culated, that are entirely erroneous.
Yesterday a Resolution came to the House from
the Senate, setting ap-art Thursday the 24th inst.
as the day of adjournment, in which the House
concurred. Therefore, if nothing of an extraor
dinary nature occurs, we will return to our good
some ot na, iu inau )u i. . - -. - d
whreabouta of the "REdgefield Iliflee." And
right here, let me on the port of our Company,
return our thanks for the comfortable manner in
wieh we were conveyed to Hamburg. Had It
been othiarwise our arrival in Charleston could
have been delayed at least twenty.fouir hours. As
it was we took a through ticket, and were in the
City twenty hours after we left. Never can we
forget our parting friun you all, on that holy
Sabatha day; and whaatev'-r our f..to way be,
whether to stand as sentinels upon the sea coast
of atur beloveO little Republbe to ward off danger
from thotse we love, ur to storm the ramparts of
the instulting foe, we~ wtI bIe ekeosd on.to do our
duty by the fund recollection that there ure.loe,
we have left behind, whose hoipes and af'ections
arcecentre~d upon us. Diess their dear soula ! May
theair hearts soon~ be glatddened b~y the safe return
.f tha Edtgenld Boys.
The beautiful co'ers presented by the fair ladies
.f Edlgecled, tire the pride of our Company, and
they may rest nassured that k eriled to battle we
ill be sure t., llee them " near the flasbing of
the gunts".: tie enemy.
I), .jutr narr.val in the City we were quartered at
th e.ln.-.-;eu, .'lore/, which was patriotically given
;.r he use of Vo.lunte.ers by the three ladies who
are the owners, tandl took our meals at the Pari
?nt. On Wedneisday iu reeived orders to remove
to Sullivan's I.-land. 1 'it recollect it was on that
:norning thu Fo.rts tiredl on the Star ',f the W1est,
sand as the b--tsts petnsed within range of the guns
oft Ft. Sumter, many an eye was turned anxi'.usly
towardis her loufty walls as they frowned grimly
down uponl us. J~tut-wa paeed safely, anid landed
on the Island, where we nrc quartered at the Moul
trie Ilouse. This is a ltarge Hotel used ras a plnce
o resort during the summer months. It is situa
ted about two hundred yards from Fort Moultrie,
immeditely ont the bench. I hiave only to lo'ok
*.ut to see the broad Atlantie stretching away as
far as the eye can reach. Our quarters are pleas
ut enough, anda we have lelnty of provisions.
The fare is a little rough, it is true, but we remenm
er that we are soldiers atnd must reconcile our
selves to it the best way we can.
There are about five hundred men in the House
at this time, and tnear one thousand on the Island.
Edgeielad is highly honored by the State, sever
al of her sons are in offices of high responsibility.
Dr. Er.SET- lli.Asa, the Surgeon of the Regiment,
is always promptly at his post, atnd is winning lau
res for himself b~y his gentlemanly deporment.
Cat. CzcEao AnAMus, as senior Captain, is the
cemntander of ti's garrison. G. A. Wanntaw
and A. P. Brvt.ER, son of the gallant Cole Butler,
have recei' edl c,.mntissions in the State army soon
to be organized. Auxan Psais, Esqj., has been
tippoitted Qutartermuater, with JacoB YOrscat~oon,
Assstaii.t ; N. L. d RIFtN is in we Hlospital De
p ttmntt tatid A. P'. BUUr.Ent. whom you all recol
e' t, son haearintg that our Caomptany was in Charles
ton, returned from New Orleans, joined the Com
pany nud received an uflice.
I understand that our Company is roon to he
statioed at the upper endl of thu Island. The
Reiment is now ftull and one Coumpanay over, and
the cry is stil! they come.
Our situation is very much exposed, being in
fll view of Fort Sumter, which is only one andl a
half toiles awaty. Should A samasox he fool hardy
enugha, lie could soon blow this house to pieces.
The fortifications at Fort Moultrie are pughing
rapily to comletionl. Two hundred negroes are
now at work there. Other batteries are being
thrown up, in order to dlefend the harbor caomplete
ly. We are not app.rehensive of an attack. Too
any of the Southern States have andl will secede.
Gen. Scorr says if the South is united, a war
will ho absurd.
ll~zt whatever maty come, the Independent Re
public u.-t sutva -:, and it is to be rinecrely
hurs!, that the no0w dietmit flrag of the enemy,
wil soon trail in the dutt becfore the proud hran
nr of our gleriotus littce State. More anon.
I wa ite this amid the confusion necesaaily inuci
-.e n toihe larraeks of volunteers.