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WASH1NGTON, January 16.-Hlon. I. W.
Hayne had a personal interview witi the
President last night. Mr. Buchanan listened
attentively to his proposition, and req'tired
him toput it forzi:lly in writing. Mr. 1ayne
i., aw preparing it, but is in no hurry to sub
mi, it, sa be considerm delay important.
The Republicans are pressing ooercive ac
0oin in Uorgress.
tl-ne is said to demand the withdrawal
of ."e Federal troops from Fort Sumter.
I understand tiaat ,lefferson Davis has ad
dressied a letter to Gov. Pickea, be.eeching
the r o'toration of amicable relations with Ma
jor Anderson, whom he has loing known. He
vruheae for Mjor Andersot as being as hon.
orable a. ne i. brave, .id for bin not abusnig
tie , i.limce reposed in him. He thinks
tihat free access to the tuarket shk.uld be sal
loced, and that kind relatiows being restored,
all would be well.
It is currently reported this evening, in
well biformed circies, that the President has
exp.- -Ased a Aiiliugnes to recognize a d4
fa.u Goverumeut embracing several States.
Several southern Senators called on Colunrl
H tyne to.day, and urged a modification of
his views and demands, everytuing being im
p.rt.at that will, if pozsible, preserve peace.
I am told by southern men that it is quite
pow ble that the propositions, as committed
to writing will ditfer from those presented
verbally on yesterday.
Seventeen thousand nine hundred pounds
of powder were placed on board the frigate
Coustitution, at Annapolis, a few days since.
It 's believed that this step was taken to pre
vent its being seized by Maryland.
WAsusa-roT, January 17.-The President
decided, yesterday afternoon, and the Cabi
nrt confirmed his decision to-day, that the
present satius of the foLrtsh -all be maintained.
Te President has perempt orily declined to
receive Colonel HIayre, or recoguize him in
any official capicity. And while asserting
taat the Federa' Government will not pursue
anl aggr.s.nve policy, he declarea that, under
no circuistnces, will Fort Sumter be yiel
ded up to the authorities of Soutb Carolina.
It is understoud that thisa is the exact pur
Port of the instructions given Lieutenant 'al
b-at for ijor Anderstmn.
Lieutenant Talbot left this morning for
Charleiton. Colonel Hayne and Mr. Gour
do will leave shortly.
N.,tuing new has transpired this evening
in relation to Col. Hayne's mission. His
roou% are constantly crowded with uditin
guished petple, anxiously inquiritng for infor
maio:2, but your Commissiu -er ie oxceeding
L'iere is considerable excitement atnong
the Black Republicans at a rumor %.hich i.
r:,e lare, that the Prebilient has resumned the
pe .ce p.licy, in opposition to the who!e Cab
inet. Tbe Republicans are denouncing him
A dispatch has been received by the Ala.
hatna delegation, from the Governor of that
State, directing them to remain here for the
-7-0utIsTON, Jan. 18.-It is understood
A . B. Greenwood will accept the
:-t- i: :-rior Department at the
- -1 -!1#e. Southern men,
--- e to check
munication to i.
There was another r ~
tive session of the Senate to-...e:
the President were severely hide.n
Abolitionists, however, carried the day. m.
was confirmed by a vote of 38 to 13.
Deapatcbes reeived bere to-day from Char.
leston, state positively that the market is open
to Majoir Anderson and1 his men, and tha1t
ever, courtesy has been extenhded to them by
theo State authorities. This an nount.--ment,
for a iluie, took the wind completely out of
the Abs..lition rails. President Baczhanan ex
p)resses himself as highly gratified ait this re
turn of friendlly relations ;etwesun Charlestoni
and LFort Sumter. Great confidence is ex
pressed by Southern umen in the judgment
and discretion of tiajor Anderson. The fresh
meat and vegetable. oft Charleston are whole.
some, and it is und~eriood that the Major im
proves the appetites of his command by two
hwurs daily exercise with hand rrenades, the
fuise-. of which are adjusted at proper distances
a; guit the tide._____
In the House, on Wednesiay, thue 16th
ins.t., Mr. Jesiscr~s offeredl the following
Resolution, which was agreed to, and orderzed
for consideratioin on Thursday:
Re.,aleed, That it is the sen~e ouf this Gen
eral Assembly, that those B .ttalions in this
State which have sucruahed a company or
comipanuies for the organization of the Volun
teer Regiment, authorized by the Convention,
may be excused if they should n,..t comply
with the requisitions of the Act passed by
t'uis Legi-lature, to organize an armed mrili
Message No. 8 of his Excellency the Gov
ernor was announced and read as follows:
STATE OF SOU'rH CAIIItLIsa,
ExicenTrv DIEPARTMIENT, Jan. 15, 1861.
To the Memnbers of thec Seate amld House of
1 have sent into the Senate a nomination
of a portion of the officer.< of the first regi
u~nt of enlisted men. Thme resolutions of
the Convention, that authorized the raisinug
of this regiment, I consider as liimitintr me to
one or two regimeonts, containing 640 mnen
and eight eornpanies, without defining any
tinng fuirther. Perhaps we may not need1
a--other enlisted Regiment, and yet I think
we will nueed. two more Artillery Companies
enlisted as regulars. The resolutions of the
Convention confined me tom two R.-gimnents of
eight cornpanies each ; and in the First Reg:
menit I made two of the complanies artillery.
If I could have made a regimn-nt of ton
companies, I would have made four art.illery
companies in it. I now desire tuo rayue more
Artillery Comp:.nies, and unit': them as a
Battalion of Artillery, under tha..->mmnand of
a Major, andl yet ini thre one regir.ant.
The fo.rts and fortificatiouns neesmry in
this State are on a large scnle for our te:sour
ces, and if we are to garrison them, it n.ust
bo dlone permanenmtly. arid for this purp.'se
we require Aruillury Compainies. For garri
son purpose., the companies need not exceed
sixty men. I tuost respectfully reeomtnend
that authority be given mue to oirganuize twot
more Artillery Companies, regularly enlisted
for a term not shorter than three years. Per.
haps it might bo proper to menlist anieher
Rteimrent fori three years, and if so, thes, the
two additionsl Artilicry Companies might be
embraced in that.
It miay appear too -expe'nsive for our re
sore to adopt this propositioun, but, itn all
prob.;lity, we will soon p-u-s into a Soiuthernu
Coiie~raev. and the organization of these
hRgimerts ~wiil be nothing more than what
wili be absolutely necesrary to~ garrison and
pr..,ect our extended sea-coast, and, under
the formation of a Sout herni Confederacy,
they will be transferred to the Government.
It is plain, with the fanatical excitement pre
vailing amongst the Northern people, that, if
we expect to preserve peac-.., we must b'e
thoroughly prepared for any eaue they may
think proper to tender.
The cAlenilationi as to expenses' is not worth
a imomenlt's conrsideriration, compared with the
conscious feeling of .szfety arising from inili
tary organization. A people who would hes
itate to defend their r~ghts -because of the ex
penses inivolved, are not fit to be free.
F. W. PICKF.NS.
On motion of -Mr. Farrow, The M<.isas~e
was referre'l tor the' Committe-- un t"M Mili
- (t' cui ion mund .S'Ae-l:::II 1. p
.9,I ii'-ittives, W:- '.s ad *
-r5 p m.hie iii .se, on mn,,i--u '-- Mr.
p.,adjounedtt, to umeet to-morrow atr i1.
Speech of Joseph Abncy, Esq. PC
On Saturday the 19th inst., after the review of i
the Battalion at the Piu House, and the address wI
of Gen. BATRF, Jostru Ansuy Esq., nade, in sub- er
stance, the following remarks: Pl
Men of the Uppcr Jatialion of the 7th Reg.jint : l
What I shall say to you to day, will have refer
ence exclusively to the objects of your parade.
From the orders just read in your hearing, you a
learn that each Battulion in the Brigade is re- a
quired to furnish the State an Infantry Comipany, d
and that the whole Brigade is expected to furnish
two Rifle companies in additinn. There is no
provision as to what portion of either or both of w
thepe last companies, any single Regiment or Bat- u
talion may furnish. As there is no restriction r
upon it, this Battalion, if it please. may raise as b
well a Ride Company, as the Infantry Company
it is bound to raise. Indeed I have the assurance c
t that you have already nearly completed a Rifle si
Company, of the very best material, which only d
asks for a few recruits more, when it will be ready a]
for organlsation. You will surely nta withhold d
r the small number of men needed fur this purpose. g
[ If you should be so fortunate as to comply with b
the requisition of the Governor, and also to fin- tr
ish the Rifle corps begun under such flattering 0
auspices, you will reflect great honor upon your- ti
t solves and upon your whole Regiment. You have 0
already sent to the theatre of warlike operations, 3I
one full and noble eompany, and your sister Bat- w
talion has sent two. If therefore, you succeed in it
your present efforts, the 7th Regiment *f itself i
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,
L that will cover it with glory.
of Neither is it unimportant to the perfecting of 9
e your organization, that you should have an eye 0
V to your Rifleg. The language of the military Bill n
n in, that when eight companies of Infantry shall b
e have been accepted and the two Rifle companies P
thereto attached, then the Governor shall order
the election of their Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel,
and Major, and constitute them a regimenL. So
e that, though the Rifes are not demanded in the
call of the Governor, they would seem to be cou
templated by it, as well as embraced in the Act of -
r the Legislature; because they appear to be neces
. ary to the formation of the regiment, and to the
y carrying out of the intentions of the law.
But it may be imagined that too much is do
manded of this part of the " Bloody Seventh." I
hope not. Fifty five Riflemen have already been
. obtained, and only Twenty-five more are wanting
. to complete their number, which added to Seven
t ty-five, the complement of the Infantry company b
- required, makes only One hundred men, that you
y are now called upon to consecrate to the service
- of their country. Do this, and this day your reg
iment shall be re-baptized, and shall be called the
Glorious instead of the " Blondy " Serenth. For,
I am informed, that your sister, the Lower Bat
talion will need no second call to enable her to
organize the last of three companies, composod of b
the prime manhood and chivalry of the District.
Can you prove yourselves to be unequal in spirit
to your chivalrons colleague of the same regiment?
Can South Carolina, not obtain one hundred vol.
untoers to maintain her fair escutcheon, and de
fend her sacred rights out of this long array of
young, and ardent, and gallant men ? I tell you
young gentlemen, if you falter in your duty, in
this emergency, the very women will jeer at and
laugh you to scorn ! Upon my word of honor, if
you hope to win your loves and your sweethearts,
you must now show yourselves willing and capa
Me of winning laurels on the bloody field of battle.
- carted woman will accept a lover whose
.- when dangers thickenaround,
alel her contry, her home
-song has ever been,
i in ..
the bravo' u...
troubadour for the ,..
his couantry. A little beyotnd n"
of JoLts ItvAg, as st.ut and valliant a .
ever brandlishod a blade. in deftoce of beauty hon.
or, or country. A f, w 'tils bduw, in this samei
- battalion, lived old . am: WA-rsos, who taught a
[f Ber.sa hocw to fight, atnd who dlying nmild the
- flashing of the enemy's guns, and in the moment
nf of victory, bequeathed her us a ptrecious legacy
to his noble Lieutenant, who, in like manner, has
transmitted her in all her loveliness, to a umost I
generous and heroic posterity. From your bat
talion, in the darkest days of the IRevolution, the
,H Amiosmts, lion-heairted all, drew recruits to their 1
. hatt.:red zand:.k.s.od ti)n JIjxoi.s..M'ed,.annd
.fought and died in the other Battalion o'f theI
e "glorious Seventh."~--Why, nmy friends, aire
.there notne of the dlescendlants of these immuortal
r heroes in your ranks at this hour ? Ilow en-~ von
keepi your places in the haek-ground when .:outha
Catrolina, your dear nouriec land, entreats you to
rally to her standard, in a cause ten times greater,
I than that for which your fasthers, so lavishly pour-a
s ed out their lives ? If you dily and linger bc
f hind, the very blood ini your veins will rebel
-against your degenerate spirits. It i4 your mother,
invironed with many perils, that calls you, with
resistless appeal, to her rescue. Manifest to the
world, that you are not reereant sons, and faith
less to the ties of nature.
n" Show us hero
The mnettle of your pastiure : let 'a ear
That you are worth your breeding-;
Feer there is noise of you so iaenn anid base, I
That bath not nobtlo lustre in your eye."
Do you need ex uIples, oilher than your fathers ?
left you. to enkindle your ardor, and iincite you
to uyour duty ? P'ardon me, the mention of only
one. It is needless to remiintd you, that the two
Blattalions of the Saluda regiment, amnd the uppler
Battalion of the 9th regiment, almtost at the frt
tap of the drum, affered nmo meni to the cause
than were actually required of thenm. lunt this is
Ithe high example I will hold upt to you,-au ex
amptle that should take its place in history as equal.
ling the most glorious instance of Greecian or
Romamn patriotism. The Lower lUattalion of the
'th Regiment, mustered only ninety men ini its
rinks, and to their iminortal honor, when thme call
-. .f the Giovernor reached them, Setventy.six of that
Ninety enr--lied their namets as voluntesr stldiers
i of the pruud Comamonwealth of Soutn Carolinn.
-i say the pir,,nd Comns-,nwealth, for a State may
well lbe proud, whose citizens can yield such 'she
dienice to her be'uests, un i can evince such entire
devotion to her untarnished honor, and the ensigns
of her sovereign potwer. Such nin act, mn of the
Seventh, would make a bright chaliste: in the Isis
tory osf the greatest petple on earth, and while
. South Caro!it.a can fiud such ions to defendi her
tag, all the abolition coborts of America could
not make it trail in the dust. Imitate the men of
-the Ninth. Let your neal be tired bey thoirs, anr3
your Stato shall joy and rejoice ait the courage
and l..yalty yon will have displayed on the 19th of
I know, rm brvtcI plainly see that
you have more mcn ini line, who art, willing and
axious to vultunteer, than the State needs for her
service, but they atre reetrainedl from of'ering them.
selves, by the feur of being placed uder offiers
d:splesing t', them, and by thoir miisunderstandl
-ings iu regard to company offices. It is a mis
fortune, that a word should he said about officers,
util the requisite numbers to constitute a Compa
ny have been made up. There are times when patri
otismshuul I be unealculatinig,iiand when isilashnees le
should bte los' in love of country. Int my opinion, tt
tis is one of there very occasions, that appteal to ee
the most exalted sentiments ot our nature. Lect i
the young especially, follow their own lofty spirits el
and inclinationr, and they will lead thecm in the. ti
way of true glory. I can sasy, I tr'ust, without si
the imnp-station of uity~i, that nbo,~t for,~teen se
,years r e, wheni .nyv t.,'.-try, a conotry n.,t hatlf rr
, s dear to us as So:uth Caroliua aloniuoc aid f r a
Sthe services of tiin yo ing men in wiar, I entered h
the r-.uks, wiihout he'itamion a~s a private. I roe I
to bic thirdI Cori,oral, anid fronm third Corporal to lI
third Lieutenant. From being third Lieutenant, It
I ros .. e se...,.nd Linutonant, and at iinmartant li,
riods of the .sorvice, Quarter-Master and C -_
issary of the Palnetto Regiment, as also, for a
iile, from the severe casualties of war, Comm A
of the 96 Bioys. These positions I obtained Sli
y by standing firmly at my post, and by ieting
Ml the part of a soldier. It is a source of pride
me too, that I was never under arrest during
e whole campa.igu, and that when I settled my
counts with the Government for the diAburse
nt of more thatn an hundred thtusand dollars,
at Government, by its own showing, became my
ibtor, and has so continued to this day.' Lieut.
. B. WEYER also entered the ranks as a private,
as appointed fourth Corporal, and by almost
equalled fidelity, courage, and good conduct.
so through all tho non-commissioned Officesto
i Lieutenant of the same Company.
If you are soldiers in heart, young men, and
in summon the resolution to perform the part -s
gned you, whether in hattle or bivouac, y ur
,serts will certainly be made known, and hon rs
d rewards will crown your gallantry, and be
towered upon you, without measure, by ur
rateful and admiring countrymen. Ney, "e
ravest of the brave," Murat, Macaena, au In
uth, all those intrepid and invincible Marsh 11s
E Napoleon, who bore the French Eagles in 1c
iry and triumph through the gorgeous Capi ale
r Europe-overthrew thrones and empires, ad
>rting with the diadems of Kings, filled
hole earth with the blaze of their fame and I
ary genius, commenced their career as priv .es
the armies of France. They eut their way with
word to the temple of glory, and with the uiwed,
icy mounted to its loftiest pinnacles. If yur
suls are as great, and your aspirations are' as
rge as theirs, answer to the summons of y ur
tate, on the instant, and embrace the profei - n
arms, for after all, our rights can never be
taintained, or our independence secured, exe pt
y the stout hearts, and the strong arms of a.
I resolved upon liberty or death.
ART~va SINEINS, EDIT03.
WEDNE SDAY, JAN. 23, 1861.
Rev. E. H. LAxa, Universalist, will preach in
be Court House in this place on Sunday next
the 27th) at 11 o'clock A. M.
The Post Office at Duntonaville, in this District,
as been discontinued.
Rev. D. D. Bitunsox requests us to say that his
'ot Office widress in future will be EdgefseldC.
I., S. C.
Wr have been requested by the Secretaryof the
tidgeway Association, to announce that there will
e a meeting of that body on Thursday next, at
1 o'clock. Important business will be brought
o the attention of the Association.
We are requested to state that the Independent
tif Company, just raicd, will ho'd a meeting
or drill, elections, &c., on Saturday next at the
>ine House. There will also be a company dir ner
n the occasion ; nnd it is suggested that contri
ions of good things by the ladies would be thauk
ully received and highly appreciated.
The Edgefield Heiuvar having tendered their
ervices to tho State, the following is the note of
eptance from the War Department:
IxAn-QUARTEns, Jan. 15, 1661.
SR: I am instructed by thc War Depasrtmecnt
say, in reply to your tender of the Edgefieid
Iussr', that the spirit which prompted the pa
' :-offer cennot be too highly commnend ed.
- that shoulid ny occasion presenti
- p lleasure.
a of EdgeD.
"Oni ves.. ahic'h was one of the most in.
'lement'dlays w<. ever experienced, Msr. Reuben
tevnolds. a citiren "of this country, and an old
uan, walked ten miles through the mud and rain,
o vote the secession ticket, Hie was one among
be irst of .,ur citizens to don the blue coeckade.
: lokd a little the worse for the datmpening it
rot, but dlry weather will make that all right.
.hen we state that Mr. Reynolds is a native of
iouth Carolina, it will in the minds of some people
eenunt for his zeal. We go for patting hint on
he pension list o.f t~e new Republic."
jusg what mnisht Ihave been' ''' of
tiers. It's Edlgeliehl all ,,ver.
?iib-, wal kedi 10 miles to, join his compantfy the
ay efo'ire it left for Charleston ;and two or three
thcrs walked' 15 msiles to unite with it at a station
n the S. C. Railroad. Place him "in the lrind
Sthe stranger," or where you will, an Edigelield
Iean's heoart still fires with the hopes, the prospects
nil the nims oif his boyhood's home.
-Though the bartque be toss'd by the winds 'nd
The needle still points to the pole."
Mr. Oscar M. Lieber.
After what was said of this gentleman's father
'ime weeks ago. and in which ire participated to
oe extent, it is but right andI just that the same
eitders should bear of the .sun's manifest enthusisism
u the cause of South Carolina. It aff'ords us real
leasure to know that Mn. OscAn M. Lituna has
ukle 'in his armor fur the State, with an ard'ent
etria~tion~ to be eqtunl with any son of hier.9 in
is exertions for her defeneo. We learn that: he
ras very aetive in the formiationi of the Coltumibia
ompiiis', antI that his whole soul is with So ath
irolia in her -present struggle. May Fortune
aver bl endeavors, and may he win laurels that
rll etndre to his honom :.nd welfare in the field
-has so gallantly chosen. In the bright exem
In of the son, we lose sight of any ill-advised
ap 'f the father,-if indeed there be any real
indatiin for the rumor in regard to the latter
hieh reached the State, and which we were
isinclined to credit at the lime.
The following Blrethran have been duly eleeteil
t tficers of Frienuduly I-4d4, No. 23, for the p es.
nt M isouic Year.
. (1. Moar.r~v, W. M.
J. W. lAtr.s, . W.
W. F. Srrater, Tress.
T. N. icar. Set'.
SI.K M.rtar, D
Wt.IA EL~tr.Yace, 'Tiler.
X!. llling Louhe hava elected the followitug
ffieesrs for this Masotsc Year.
i. M. Y.uiuovn, S. Wi.
B. ]J xa, S. W.
T. L. Sutit, Sec.
JOStIui P.esm,:rr, Treas.
E. 1. Foiunasv, S. Di.
M. C'oLKxxAs5, J. D).
v. SAnt~an, Tiler.
The N. Y. Herald.
This pape.r was quoted at the South'during .he
tat year as ati adovieate of Southern resista ,ce
itLincoln's pirobalJe election. At all event), it,
untinally and assidluusly iuddcd fuel to tho
inue of inignation which that probability vas
iidling. lint now, when the dleed is donc gad
e Sotuth rises in her nmajesty, this greatt triek r
ee tunu 1on0 our section. and withs nee"ui'ar
v r ity upoin Sn.,thi Carilia, ail mttempg. to
al. lraive, a :nperaste end ani intellig.nt No
les son ipn ih- initular., -he folly, the n'io .
n'ry thir tejion. Si ou ed be i's .suggesti( i,.
d ~nned (as usual) lie its thrice. horsuh tip.
d d p roitorud cinduttr. WSill Sou h-ern a '
Georgia out of the Union!
MILLEDOEVILLE, Ga., Jan 16.-The Statl
Convention met at 10 o'clock, this morning
[lou. Geo. W. Crawford, of Richmond coun
ty, was elected President by acclamation.
On the 17th, able and interesting speeche
were made by commissioners Orr, and Short
.r. from South Carolina and Alabama. Ni
Tecial business done.
On Friday, the 18th, the Convention wa
n --eerot se.-sion most of the day. In th<
avening secession re.,olurions were passed b;
a vote of 165 yeas, to 130 nays.
ORDINANCE OF SECESSION PASSEI
M ILLEDGEVILLE, Jan 19.-The ordinanc
of Recession was adooted by the conventio!
to-day at two o'clock, by a vote of two hut
,]red and eight yeas, to eighty-nine nays. Th
mrajority was one hundred and nineteen.
The following is the ordinance of secessio
by which the State of Georgia was taken ou
of the Union:
An Ordinance to dissolve the Union betwee
the State of Georgia, and the other State
united with her, tinder the compact <
Government entitled the Constitution <
tLe United States:
We, the people of the State of Georgia, i
convention assembled, do declare and ordais
and it is hereby declared and ordained, thi
the ordinance adupted by the State of Geoj
gia, in the convention of 1788, whereby th
Constitution of the United States was ratifie
and adopted, and also all acts and parts <
acts of the General Assembly, ratifying an
adopting amendments to the said Constitt
tion, are hereby repealed, rescinded, and 'at
We do further declare and ordain that tb
Union now subsisting between the State i
Georgia and the other States, under the tit!
of the United States of Amneries, is hereb
dissolved, and that the State of Georgia is i
the full possession and exercise of all thot
rights of sovereignty which belong and al
pertain to a free and independent State.
WASHiNOTOs, Jan. 10.-The bids for ti
5,000.000 loan were opened to-day. The Ban
of Commerce at New York, bid for upward
Of the whole amnunt, besides many others ft
lerge and small amonuts. The Bank of Con
merce bid for 4,000,000 at 11 centum. Nearl
all the bills were from New York.
NEW YORE LEGISLATURE.
ALBAIY, Jan. 19.-The Committee on Fe<
eral relations reported reprobating dissoli
tion; and declaring that the State will exei
her strength to maintain the laws, and e:
pressing the desire to avoid war by evei
means consistent with honor. They are wi
ling to meet their sister States in a concili
tory manner and remove the causes of con
plaint. ifter the admission of Kansas the
are willing to form two States out of the r
maining Territory under the Missouri r
LoCIsILLM, Jan. 10.-Gov. Magoffin, 4
Ky., disapproves South Carolina's course bt
will stand by the constitutional rights of it
Sunth against anti-slavery rule. He recon
ruerds a Convention of the border States
-"re, and asks the passage of anti-coe
and an appropriation to art
delegates * . - U.
The Commapder of the: L- -
graphs to the Mayor of New u18u
thousand men to take Fort 1Pickens.
a ..J .cu nur su .ucn A L'AcidI U.3
ernent designs to blockade the Mitssissip
river, and the harbor of Pensacola, Florida
REPUBLICAN OV ERTU..RES.
LAycasT?:R, Pa., Jan. 17.--Promninenit R
publicans of this State recommend that com
ruissioners be appointed to the border Stan
pledging Pennsylvania's full performnance
her Constitutional duties, and the repeal
the obnaoxius~ laws, for the purpose of see
ring tbe continuance of the border States
MAINE PREPA RING FOR WAR.
' Fa-rLANr>, January 15.-A resolution wi
intrduci o~thegislature to.dlay, settir
forth the loyalhy ol Mcine -c.o.nimeri *1
an order that the Co)mmittee on Military A
fairs be directed to inquire into the availab
strength of' the military force of' the Sutt
with the view that an exigency may nrise f<
aid to the General Governnmnt.
MASS MEETING IN PILADELBH IA
PHIL.ADEL.PIIL, dJan. 17.--An im mense ma:
mieetinie of citizens, irrespective of party, wa
held here last night. Resolutions in favor
coneiliation, instead of coercion ; and peac
finl sepuration, rather than civil war, wvet
MISSOURI STATE CONVENTION.
S-r. Louzs, Mo.e Jan. 1.--The Conventic
bill has passed the Senate by a vote of 41 1
2. The bill leaves the voters of the State I
decide at thme election if the secessionx ord
niance, to be adopted by the convention, sha
be submiittedl to the people for ratification <
not. The election is to take plaice ona th
ldth of February, and the convention is I
ieet on the 28th of the same month.
ARKANSAS STATE CONVENTION.
Me xvn is, Tenn.,.Jan. 1 7.-The Leg.islatur
of Arkansas has unanimously pass.d the bi
submitting the conventi.,n question to the pe,
pie on the 18th of February. if a majorit
of the people favor the convention, the Goi
ernor will then appoint the day.
A PAneator PCssAco..-We l-arn from par
vate Samuel B. Brewer, of the "Metropolita
Guards," who has obtained a furlough an
just returned fromu th-., headquarters of the ai
my, at Pensacola, that on Tuesday evenin
laist, four V Mudred r.ntd fifty troops arrived
the Navy Yard from M'bbile and Mississipp
mnakinig in all at present stationed in that in
mediate~ vicinity one thousand mnen. Ther
are now en route ntear two hundred more from
Auburn, Truakegee and Greenville, who wi
probasbly arrive at the quairters to-night. it
inforeuetuts, to the amount of 50I0 men, ar
also bourly expected from New Orleans, n
well as some from Columbus, Ga., and B~ar
bour county, Alabama.
On We.htm-'day mornmingi Commnodore Armi
strong, of the Navy Yard,'left on the steazue
Wyandoattc fur liosto~n.
An attact is hourly expectod to be inadeo:
fx; P'ickens. All parties areconfidenit of suc
fler Goev. Yates, of' Illinois, delivered his in
augural cin the 15ith. It is the most decidedi;
Atsoltio.n, an ti-eumprotniao, anti 5ecesiionl deo
ument sinuce the crisis.
pai- It i1 said that the legislature of' Ohio on
dores the course of Preside-:: Enehanan with ref
srence to South Carulina, and pledges the entr
ponwer and rescureos af thu State to maintain th
contitution and las
p!' A telographie dispatch fromn Washingtor
u:"The b'vil . ii pay." Lot him taik
ijT f n/ rd' r of the J.agi -it'm:'c, i sslut' in
tea :n guns will% ~ fired in honor af each se":ed.s
retc. Thbe res: s. f--r rcs:-eting .be number a'
I'. to ft.-en, is t.u prevent thme too great walte 0
Great Enthusiasm in Augusta.
On Monday night we had the utisfatiun of
witnessing a continua:ion, enlarged and improved,
of the demonstrations of rejoicing by the people
of Augus'n. It was a settne of brilliancy and cn
thusiasm lung to be remembered. The whole of
Broad and :many houses on other streets were
beautifully illuminated up to the third and fourth
stoories,-Lhe bright white lights presenting dia.
m11nds, stars, semi-circles, crosses, squares, &c., in
great variety. The pavemnents re-sounded to the
tramp of thousnids.-mnen, wimen, boye, girls,
babies, and noryrot. Indeed these la.t were the
most jyous i:part of the exhibiition, shouting in eo
.tiney at every ascension of rockets, or explosion
of pepleri, and especially exercised with broad
eacehinations ns some medley rush of masked
cow-bellow-gians, with horns, tin-pans and super
annuated drum; ne .t swe.ping by. Then catne
the procession of the Fire Compr.nies interspersed
with bands of music, the men all henritng torch
lights and the engines in a blaze of glory, with
varied transparencies dangling above and around
then, and muottos in red and bUie conspicuously
upheld. Every where indeed the nanmes of Geor.
yia, Sutih Carilina, Florido.. .'inppi and
Altlntuma met the eye, accompanied with glow
ing words of fraternity and encoura-geent.
But it is uselee to attempt the deeription of it
scene such as Broad Street preioted on thiA tne
nmiorable Monday night. It was a glorious en
dorsement of the verdict of Geurgiau's Convention
by the good old city of Augusta. All honor to
her s4piritedl people ! Georgia has gone nobly to
the work of her political disenthralmont; and her
sons will put their shoulders, unitedly, to the
wheels of her progress.
We should have mentioned at the outset that
Five hundred guns were fired by CAr-. GnAiU
nr.'s corps of Artillery in the afternoon of Mon
day and immediately preceding the earnival
scenes of the evening.
A Noble Liberality.
Besides the donations to the State hitherto re
corded, among which was one of ten thoumand dol
lars, we observe that other liberal patriots are
coming up, in this most substantial manner, to
the help of the common cause. .
From the Xerrury wo clip the following ac
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.)
ExEeUriVr: Orrice Treasury Department, -
Charleston, Jan. 14, 1861. J
flis E.celleiry the Gorernor:
Sti: I have the pleasure of reporting to your
Excellency the donation of two thousand dollars
to the public service of the State, by a liberal and
patriotic citizen of Georgia, who desires that his
name should not he made public.
(Signed) C. 0. MvxMtNGERt.
From the C.urier we take another:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.)
EXeC-riv O rFc. Treasury Department,
Charlestvn. January 17, IS61.
M4is Etcee'ency the Uorernor.
Sta: I have the pleasure of reporting to your
Excellency a donation of two thousand dollars
frot "A Combabee Planter," for the purchase of
any necessary articles of comfort for the benefit of
tls different garrisons stationed at the forts about
the harbor. liespectfully.
C. 0. M Iaxtntaxt.
In atliion to these, a free-hearted Georgian
has offered to supply for three inauths any coin
puny of 7 imei gtintg inito cur .ervice. There
atre many citizens of South Carolina able to do
this u ch cut of their abndance. We entreat
them to ponder well the examples before them.
Butler's Opening of Groceries, &c.
Our old friend, W. P. B., having becu left al.,ne
by all his hands,-gmne t sodgering.-has decatup
Ied from .1Janurg and returned to his old corner
in this village. lie is now opening a large and
Isuperior lot of tiroceries andI other goods. andl will
sell at ai lower seale of priee thian heretiofure re
cognieed in this anarket. All persons de.,iring to
.... ,,...,i..,... i .. .. .:...... ...mI
soireiover entirely tree troom sectionalt bmras, and
::is manoment mecri-s the patronatge of~ all elever
,e phi every where.
Trhe Only Chautmce.
If~ a re-construiction of the Goverinent of the
late l'iiited $tates bei pissibile or desirabbsh:. it is
evident that force ennt neve'r effec't ie. Cierciomn
will but widen the breaich nd increase the hostil
ity of the sectionts. This is the real opinion ,f the
wisest mesn of the ansy. and is in confsrmii:y. with
views lung ago promulgated by the most able
tatesmen ofta past generaltin..\ ..:Y Ayit~fl n .lax
it.ros anid .Axti&W J.tessox aion:g the number.
But whi: is coercioin ? S.-mte wouldl senm to
-c'iam it..~hg an armed invatsi~ o~f thme sece
ding~ .States andl an atctual entsti-.:tt .f their citi
?.a~s its rebiels. This is coercinn with a vengennene.
Yet there is another phaise of thik instrius idlea
which the Southi will regarid as nio le.- euercion
than poeitive war ::id inivasioni woubil he: it is lie
frcible col li-tioni of imaiioi~it, oniods coming in
to siouthiern porte. in coitte'rpt iof the aiuthoritv
andl in violittiotn ofl the rigThts oft Staites that htave
ieclared thietiaelves iindepend~ent nattiontalilit
lTis will he ;s..ked ui1.0u everywhere suth of ithe
P.lototmtr- as the moieit degratd ing fo~rtsi f cioercient;
heeniuse it implliies tht our Sta te~s a-e reentsat
proviinces antd imust pay tributte. whether or nest.
to a governmnt in which they have nteithter lhirt
tier hit, but which they have -detuity abjured.
Si uni.-itakealhe a dlenontstratini oif lyrianny swill
be unore in.-ultintg thani open and dlreet war ;and
it is mtore earnsestly atnd vioru..ly to b~e re~til,
froms the facet of its inivolvinig the vitait iy of the
great tfoutntioni pritnciples upon whtich our hopes
of r..ln an I seurity__dert".l. Im Nkmng
11,.r f dcioni, the co!leelioni of revenue is
nut to bie slturred over as a matter oif coutrse which
will take platce peaoceabily. Sit far frot it. the
country may be aanured that nsi disgrace cioulid he
regarded muore idebasing, andu ito insjuiry uwore heci
nuns, by the peilile of tihe South, thamn such an
attemplt. It man~y be furth- r saidi, that no catuse
will more ceotnphletely batis toigethter the wh ode
nmaterial anid mssoral strentgth of our sectioin, thanut
the first palp-psble miovemtent tiowartds the exercise
of this mnost odious feature of Blacsk Rep~uhlicani
What thent is the onlyv chtance of re-constructi-au.
it itny there lbe?
IWe ventumre the atnsw'r. that it ii enly to be
fnmd in i the admniwin of the rightt of sec~iltn
an i in the recogtnition by the U. S. governmn t
of the die forito government- if the South. With
Ithie aidiins tind recogit iont, pieace aind friend
rship mtight piis~ibly ensue. Without thetm, it tuuti
ston be said of the late Federal Union, - Trijat
Iwild tirade againt 5eces.-oin with I Iei conclu~siin
that tie Mot n-il Ia: eneird i, hier oin dici
uiti sis-ad then sagaciusly addil:
-We fear (?) I btie result, we saty. for thse simiple rea
suit thsat even int thse Soauth itself sltivery for at lung
itime past hits rithier 6'ent tuirtd by itS ,tores-.
rn ttii hendfended;~i andi the conciosn~ess iif this
will, to. loing mts it exists, prouve a 5ourco tif weak
fnss. to the whtole Sotith."
A Morceam ot' Logic.
Thme Edinburg X,:re, of the 22nid uit., tatkes tup
Mi. Bicuin.tu's Messasge andi comntroverts one or
two) of its poisitionsl with great sungi froidI. As an
illustration of that paper's clear coinprehensiom
f it politiet system, ebew the following:
'"The Southermn ate rtot 'Sov ereigtn States,' as
IMr. liuebanantti stays they arc. Th y are tart of is
Uionm nndti as suchl bth Notrth and South atre
eqmaly connecteid with the existence of .-lavery.
Mr. Unebltanimnis r.ssertionm of time independenttce of
tie separate .- /. is a I low iat their very .'riranti
,.itioni. (Oi . ii ather grtuntd, tatn in. being
memhe Ir ,.i a o. .:,bti-n--::as :hc Scathi any
.ht to detmandi the r- --:::n oif fugiti, e:ves?
ine i sit m i their i nir~y in Mar i-ut mis ltoni
- :ise Frie and ti-e. Shave St.;t's ca .jtihti in
:ch htrs ats men:.is of I hem Ut,. -. lie y r
nas every right to interfere with titis sweet and
... ..acdmestic i.aintutcn o f shivery
Georgia an Indepeudent Republic.
Our people, (says the Augusta Denmocrat of Sun
miay last,) were almost wild with enthusiasm, when
It dispatch from the State capitol yesterday, an
nounced that the ordinance. which bevered the
cionniection of (isorgia with the Federal Union,
was adopted at 2 o'clock, by a majority of 119
votes. The news spareatd over the city with almost
electric ralpidity, and crouds of eager citizens TI
were seen at every cornered nil along the streets w
tingling their gratulatiou at the anspicioui and fr
glurious result. St.on the deep thunder of artillery
aidl the ringing of bells Added their loud notes to
swell the voice tf triumph.
The seenme at night was exciting and brilliant v
beyond any former occasion. At short notice hun- ti
dreds of houses were illuminated and Broad-street, a
especially, was all ablaze with light from windows, tl
bonfires, sky-rockets and other materiais, while
the whole city was boisterous with the beating of t<
drumus, the roaring of cannon, and the deep-round- b,
ing tones of the large Tower Bell. a
The military were out in their gay uniforns and
they ndded to the interest of the occasion by firing d
twenty thundering rounds in honor of independent G
Georgia. We annuot particularize the many ob- p
jects of interest which presented themselves to the it
The streets were thronged to a late hour with S
adtniring and rojoicing spectators of both sexes. 0
Augusta has thus given a spontaneousv ratification t4
to the acts of the Convention. el
All honor to the great old State of Georgia!
Well done say we to her chosen delegates in Con- a
A Stern Picture. (
Ir was in the South r arolina House of Repre- n
sentatives, on the evening of the day in which I
Asuntsox had declared his int.:ntiun to open his I
batteries upon our boats, in retaliation for the u
firing of our troops on The Star of the W'ext. The
correspondonee between that officer ani Governor e
PcKtr.ss had just been read amid the almost d
breathless attention of the entire assembly. At I
length it was finished, and war, unmistakeable (
war, at once stood out in bold relief to every mem- b
ber's mind, as the only " next step " it was possi
ble to take, if approving the course of the Com- i1
mander-in-chief. The stern silence that followed
the reading of the correspondence was soon bro- I
ken by the distinct accents of a member proposing s
certain resolutions of approval, decided and em- t
lilatie. Without debate and without a faltering
remark from any part of the Hall, these resolu- i
tiuns were adopted unanimously, and it was so !
expressed onetheir face by special motion. I
From one who was present we learn that the o
occasion was indeed impressive nnd imposing. i
There was not a heart that did not beat in high I
accord with the martial ring of the intelligence.- i
not a face that did not glow with the resolve to a
dare the worst. It was a moment when men cared
not to interrupt the prompt vote of the body by i
words of untimely rhetoric, but to their stern i
duty at once addressed themselves.
And we here enter upon our record the resolutions
which were passed, and which Mr. MNtULLL of
Marion had the honor of presenting. We do this, i
not only because we have neglecteL heretofore to !
,place this demonstration before onr rkaders, but
beamse it is one that gives promise of a glorious
reciprocity of confidence between our State au- I
thtrities in disMhaIrging thp arduous duties of the 1
ri.,is. Read the Re.;olutions:
lleuolred, unimtninli4y, That this General As- i
semnbly looks upon any attempt to reinforce the
troops now in possession of Fort Sumter, as an
act of open and tndisguised hostility on the part
of the Government ot' the United Slates.
Itevorred further, unsaionasy, That this Gener
al Assetubly learns, with pride and pleasuro, of t
the successful re.-i.t:ance this day, by the troops of
this State, acting under the orders .)f the Gover
nor, to an attempt to reitnfurce Fort Sumter. .
)lCen'tre-d further, ,ui~umly, That this Gen
er.dl Assembly entirely approves --' -limn th
ut the Rtesolutionas.
Our vi'ion w.ea gladletmedl the otlter ay by the
.iiilht of two tienmt yountg ladies in our streets,
withmut /oops. All praise to thmenm'for thus step
ping indmependenitly out of this e-xaggrated fash
in,-for thus secedling front Iloop-duot. The
Emtpresi Eutgenie, of F'ranece, is said to have done
this long ago: Yet few, if tany, hamve fiollowed her
exmpllCeton this sidec of the water. Three years
igo a hooped female would have been scare-crow,
andm' so will such an onte he three years henee. It'
is a gmood time tom droip the .skel'tonm delusion at the
Smih, as we mre dloubtless dep.--mient wholly on
tme Nor:hm for the mam~nufacture ot' the article. iti
tmay lie. as SAL.ty Sil.tena.u-s says in the farce,
" the coolest kind o' thinmg," bumt it is certaintly
false to natitre, antd conseqtuently to tmrue grace
mandt beaummty. To pirove' the latter part oif the pro
positioin, we ask mmny one to think for a umomtent of
a Rt.ctmL, per~mintinmg time ehi.mreter of Nml//ri,
ir of a Bo.i rAo singinmg the: role mit NommauA, in hioofs.
We fear we are' treaimng on delieste ground itn re
.pet to cmertaint ladies who reirmard this~ article of
dress indisienmsibile to their pieriOnal prsemtmubility.
Tm)'suchi we wouild smy, unhoopi the hoops gradmu
ally, and no onme will observe a change,--exc~ept
fmr time better.
For time Amvertiser.
'Memorics of time Past.
I'mn p1 almine in twilighmt nmow,
'j is evmning hmomur is ner ;
Anm4 time tickinmg clock, andi nind's deep tmtan
- - 'rn;l1 tb-in 5'oumi I ke-t .
My thomughts griow s.I1, mandi smdider still,
As the mdarkmess gathe.rs roumnd,
And thmrmmgh time dutsk I see time leaves
Falil silent ti time groummnd.
Ammd ii'er mym heart i lmmte'.iness,
.1 mem'ries of mthe patI
Inm forms like im iso in vi-imius seen,
Thmeir tm'v sha lows eamst.
My tchildhol in its imnnocencee,
MIy y-..mmth tind mmanhiomd tomi,
Withm nuiselesns tremmi before me pass
Sum -cessive in review.
I See moy dear old hnmneste.t-l reef,
Whmere I .-penlt my first life,
Before I knew there wvas for mm
Or surriiw, pain or strife.
One spot I mark nomt famr fr,;m thmence,
'TiS tmy demar mothier's gramve,
Atnd o'er it non-mm 5wLep winitry blasts,
Andm wein~ig wi'lows wive.
lhm: /mhe is nowli a 5mintedi spirit
1mm yon bright worldl of iighmt,
Whmere nioughtt of pain is ever fell,
And nmever co~m.:s time night.
Metiimk.< see her biendi on nie
11er deep andi tenider eves,
As stars', time guriamn saints oit earthi,
Look idowntwardl frimm the skies.
Oli! whenm I thimnk if thomu wert here,
Dear shmouldlst thuim lie to mie,
How dlo I mourn my ilonely- hit,
And. mnther, Sighm for thee !
Decar immther, that I were with thee,
Inm thmy pure, bmrighmt abmode,
Whter. noghit ol' sill ean e'er corrupt,
Nor sorrow e'er corrode.
" When shalnml I reachm thy happy hmotmi
And bie l'orever leut ?
When shmll I see mny Savm ' ae
Amid itm His bocuta rest ?"
Eitt ceamse, my se~mmh, thmy mmourmmfml straina
Si' aithi's bmri.;ht pledge' is given?:
- Tham' all whomm live arighdt whilst hero
51hall mteet ag-hii ieniven.
.\tnl l.-t it be thy ciefa emplol~y
'Tu weep~ no't o'er time pamst,
Bust dli the good thou tind'st to do
Latest News from Washington.
WAsursaoTY, Jan. 20.-The Georgia Delegation
vill probably withdraw from both House- on
There is no truth in the report that Alabama
iad requested her Congressional D.legation to
return to the floors of Congress. Not one of them
iavo been lresent in Congress since the passage
>f the Ordinnace of Secession by their State Con
JAN. 21.-The Senators from Florida, Missis
iippi and Alabamoa withdrew to-day. There wad
in affecting scene.
Mr. Slidell moved a rvsoluti-sn of cea.nrc to the
President, in relation to Hiolt's appaoinntment.
The News From Charleston.
From Charleston papers of the 21st we gather
Both branches of the Legislature have pas.sed
a resolution of some importance to this District.
It is this:
Reaolred, That it is the sense of this General
Assemb*, that those Battalions in this State,
which have furnished a Company or Companies
for the organization of the Volunteer Regiment,
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 Magazine in or near Charleton,
into Militar- Schools.
Bill to affer 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. QLATTLEBA'UN it will be
seen that the Legislature will adjourn on Thurs
day next the 24th inst.
MILLEDaEVILLE, Jan. 21. The Ordinance of
Seession has been signed by all but some dozen
members of the Convention, A. H. STEVEis, LiN
ToM STEVENS and 11. V. Jonxsox being among
The following resolution by Mr. Tooxaw, was
Reolced, unanimously, 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 demonssrations of joy were making at the
Capital of Georgia on the evening of the 21st.
The State Convention has appointed as Dele
gates to the Southern Cotngress the following gun
tlemen: Messrs. SMrru and W.us.nK.rI for the Statt
at large, and Messrs. McRAn, Suoi-rTn, CiT.vo
HALE, Cnaar, Lv.wis and FEAnY from the Con
The Convention being nearly all the time in se
cret session, little or nothing has very recentl3
The fullowing resolution has pssied both house:
of the Virginia Legislature:
Rtsulcad, That the interests of the Soutberi
States are the interests of Virginia, and that n4
reconstruction of the Union clan be petI i:ianentt :
vatisfetory which does not secure to each sectiul
self-protecting power against invaiun, by thi
Federal Government, or by States.
From New Orleans.
Nr.w OR.EAYs, January 19.-Mayor Munro, o
this city, has replied to an inquiry from Col
Chase, the commander of the Florida State forces
sying that two thousand men could be raised ii
this city in forty-eight hours, for the assistance 0
Florida, if the latter State would furnish the ne
in iaairienion eaum 'a tue "a -zav:
'The Joint Commiaittee of both H[anscs of thi
Legislature, oni Saturday ntighit, nmade c.hoicea oaf:
lag or ensign'iuitable ta be haorne bty Situth C:ara'
i. The Cwmmittees will report, the result oif theil
labors to.tday. The flag chosent will consist of
plain white ground, with green P'almnetfo tree ii
the centre, andl a white crescent in the Left uppe
corner on a square blue field.
-' - rTimn'gfift~t-ii fr~3ren
I Mr. Dov:Lus for their defection en~~i
te causeC of Northern domiiinatio~n, gotes tin to 01pe
up at paLrt of thes policy ttf the in-comt~ing Adminis
tration. Sraw~id, is t) lbe /'rmier oif course; anad
as sch, h~e will fake the entire muanaigement of tl1i
dhifliclt problem that no~w awaits solution. Sirw
Annt is the mtan fur the fimles, anti the uan/y m~a
whot can control1 the tetrnpeast toa a liuippy termina
ion. Sr.want is the all.powerful polhitieial neero
manteer, who will wave his wanda over cte elenment;
of discord and command, " Pentee,-be still.'
SwAnci is the demni-god, whlo will shape the coma
motitns ,,f peoples~ andl Status to tihe ends o
1.'nin andl Ilaa Rtepublictan glory. Sawuti'
the Great I Ain, whose sceptre must previiil Ie
whosoever will say nay.
This hero worship of the Tbonel is pr:,sitivell
astounding froma its very absurdity A t a time hiki
this, when the full heart tof the united Southi
throbig for indepenerace, ani'. when it is noto
ritas that the author of the irreptrersile coifice
is as stench in the nostrils of all true patriots
North a<4 well as South,-to talk of Sr wAmnn as th
(;.' A.cyl~i- .r.- ar.eZJld-he grievously insultingi
it were not disgustingly stupid.
But ho~w dotes the sapient toad of thie Tone,
make out hair case ? Heuar his perogrammne anal hi
Mr. litenamseAN, having miade all this trouble
cannot and shall not quiet it. All lhe can dor, is ti
push right forward in the task of coercion. i/
has the bull b~y the hburns and must necesscarih'
put forth all his otlicical strength during the re
:uminng six weeks of his term. In other words
le mst press ina~tte'rs to extremes5 against lhb
South. ic moust recapture the forts. fte nus
coleet the revenues. IIr imuit seec, :4tiall hazard.
hat the I'nitedl States Govecrnmient asserts an'
masintains itf.s kuvereign:ty ntgainst the ecedinj
1tles. If Soutihern bloodl shall be required ti
this nd, it inust be spilled. .hIr. JInanana hal
o alternative butt to go on with thet swoird uim
torch in vindientIion a f the inisulted authority a
the Cntral Power. 11e is not in a piosition ta, di
terwise,-not be. Bait. gh-rittus vision of the
Tinw!s just Iwo short mionthts downw the vista u
changeful events, bebhld the e~xaltedl AnanAu
L sc'ix andt the immauloate 7lI.l.t.1 %lEtwAhuI
a piroach ! Their~ rolbes are of spaotler.s at hite, au
n r holy hainds tare the enmblemsi of pauwer itn
trtinead with the chaplets of peace ! They~ ctin
to say, by athulrityt thait BcnA5CAN's unught;
deuds sball le arrested. An angelic host of Ahm
litionsts are in the back-groundl, readly tau sin;
basanas to this misimn of Love. The flow u
lood is tot be stoppedl. The capinlg wounds a
the Suth are to he healed witha the btlsmamo u
lcack ltepubliennismu. The secedinag States tare ta
be reclaimedl fraom thecir treusona bay a course of~ stay
ereig concessin such :as the world has never wit
ssel; and all this, " rethout thae saacrtajire of un
p-icie, oar of~ anga posiiona essential to the raalitli
ytaa,b ul frutiona af the rictory the~y (the Bluecl
liepub lians) ha cc acheirced."
T Ihe wretchaed schaeme is, to induact the mtartat
aumies of the South inato potwer, having thli
brocad phyblieteries embllazonted wvith fnilse partlfe
inus of ih:l ytmptathty, while inwardly theay .ir
rvenig welves. Anad this pattent gnmei 9 .aoi
p rroposet. to allay iudigntion at the Sou-o, ito u
1;luel.. It,put,l;uniona~ at tI~te Snb uad finally t
rulahe lb. hti:.ies a f a free and a iar...v utoh:..
m s ver~ cf'rinlery a hesr-f..eal .a iihis ?W
e v.:r typteLIiry itseilt io tar:ai? "Get thet
beiai' mae, Satani," is tide int outa ary responlse a
....... t...e A merican heatrt to such rank dunlieity
Then when thou bast a good fight fought
And laid thine armor down,
Thou shalt receive eternal lire
And an immortal crown.
Interesting to the People.
Our kind and considerate member, Col. QUcaT
XnAL'x, favors us with oan interesting letter
ich we would be glad to publish in full; but
DU the very late hour of its reception we are
'mpelled to be contented with extracts from it.
CnAnLasToN, S. C., 20th Jan. '61.
Cot.. A. Sixxiss,-ear Sir: Times have been
!ry exciting here indeed: but the p-esont situa
in of things has produced quite a change. Con
quently,matters are somewhat quieted, yet every
ing is on the look-out.
The excitement has caused Legislative business
i progress rather slowly. The past week has
te chiefly spent in discussing the Appropriation
d Tax Bill upon their sneond reading. I here
ive you the assessmaent on a few important items:
n Slaves, $1,60; Land $2, ad valorem; sales of
oUda 27 es., transient $1,00; Town Lots 38 eta.;
roressiAons $1 ; Salaries, fees, labor, &c., exceed
g -,00,00, $1 per hund; Carriages, 2,50; Bug
ieo, $1,25; Gold Watches $1; Silver do. 50 cte.;
tallions and Jacks, $5; Distilleries, $15, and
ther things in proportion. Reduced Tax Collee
>r's commissions to 65 per cent. on former per
The troops are generally well, Lin high spirits,
d are now faring very well; anti many of them
re iousiuu to take Fort Sumter.
Col. l&AVNE, who carried the dispatch from the
overnor to the President, has returned, but has
ot made known any facts relative to his progress.
t is also stated that Lieut. HIALL has returned to
t. Sumter, but of course we know nothing of the
iesage he brought from the President.
A Bill is now in progress, authorizing the-Gor
rnor to raise another Regimint of Enlisted Sol
iers, and two more Companies -of Artillery of
nlisted Troops, and to unite the four Artillery
ompanies, and form a Battalion of Artillery to
e commanded by a Major. If this project pre
ails, no doubt but that at least some of the Vol
nteers will be discharged. -
Our Speaker (COL. JAs. SIxxoNs) was taken ill
riday morning; so much so, that he declined his
eat. Mr. R. B. BOYLrTOr was elected Speaker
mporarily. I have not laard from aol. Sixoss
his morning. We learned by -c'egrap!; yester.
tay evening that Georgia passed the Ordinance of
;eession at half-past two p. m. yesterday, by a
majority of 119: I think now, with all possible
peed. a Convention should be organized by the
eceding States. with a view to the immediate
ormation of a Southern Republic; If things can
emain quiet until this can be effected, I think we
iro safe, without much probability of bloodshed.
Croups are pouring in almost every day, from the
ifferent sections of the State. While all the exis
ing circumstances present a rather favorable as
>eet, yet, we are, and should be, preparing for the
It is now 12 o'clock 1., I have this moment
eturned from the wharf, where the Boat Oiris
eft for Sullivan's Island. I saw Judge Durisoe,
who is going over, to return to-mcrrow.
Rumor says this morning, that Maj. ANDEnsox
tas sent a message to our Governor, saying he
rihed to go North to see his wife, and that he
leired that no hostilities should be exercised du.
ing his absence; what the reply.of the Governor
rill be, or whether or not this is true, I cannot
ay; In fact, I doubt it, as many reports are cir
tilated, that are entirely erroneous.
Yesterday a Resolution came to tle House from
hie Senate, setting ap:irt Thursday the 24th inst.
. the day of adjournment, in which the House
onurred. Therefore, if nothing of an extraor
iary nature occurs, we will return to our good
rhreaout'a of the "EaI,/yeed Il ijfemen.i." And
ight here, let mue on the part of our Company,
'eturn our thtanks for the comfortable manner~ in
hich we were conveyed to Hlamburg. Had It
teen otharwise our arrival in Charleston wouldl
aae been delttyed at least twenty-four hours. As
was we took a through ticket, and were in the
ity twenty hounrs after we left. Never can we
orget our parting from you all, on that holy
abatht daty; and whatever our f..to may be,
rhether to stand as sentinels upon the seta coast
f our belove* little Rtepit.lie to ward off danger
rom thtose we l,.ve, or tot strm the ramparts of
he insulting foe, we wilu he.ckutsnd on.tu do our
uty by the fond recollection that there urthose,
re have left behaind, whose hopecs and affections
re centred upon uts. Die55 their dear souls ! May
hair haart.- soon: lbe gladenaed by the sasfe retturn
t the Edgetlelad lloys.~
The beautiful co'ers presented by the fair ladies
f Egefi~, nare the pride of~ ourn Company, and
ne may rest assured that kV e:.lled to battle we
till be sure t'a pineeC themt" near the flasbing of
he runf".:' tie enemy.
ti, ur ar:al itt the City we were qutartered at
he .tn.-.-laan JJ,,ri, which was patriotically given
-,.r :hec use of Volunteers by the three ladies who
tre the owners, andl took our tmetals at the Psatll
.n. Ot Wtaedneay we reteived orders to remove
,o Sullivan's L-land. Youa recolleet it was on that
ooritg the Farts tired on the Star .af thea Weal,
md as the b--ats pttssed withitn range of the guns
. Ft. Sumu.r. many an eye was turned anxiously
awarls her lofty walls as they frowned grimly
town upon us. .Uta pase safely, atad landed
in te Island, where we are quartered at the Muul
rio House. This is a large Hotel used as a place
if reort dlus::g the sutumer mouths. It is eitua
ed about two hundred yards frome Fort Moultrie,
mm ueditly ont te beach. I haave only to looak
at to see the broad Atlantic stretching away as
'ar as the eye can reach. Our quarters are pleas
at enough, atnd we have plenty of provisions.
he fare is a little rough, it is true, bat we remenm
ser that we are soldiers and must reconcile our
ieves to it the best way we can.
There arc about five hundred men in the ]Iouse
at this time, and necar one thousand on the Island.
Edgefeldl is higlaly honored by the State, sever
i ir her sons tare in offices of high responsibility.
Dr. Err li-AsI, the Surgeon of the Regiment,
i always promptly at his post, and is winning Iau
res for himtself by his gentlemanly depotment.
Capt. CtCcano ADAxas, as senior Captain, is the
taomander of this garrison. G. A. WinnD.AW
nd A. P. Brr.n,. sian of the gallant Col. Butler,
have recei't dcommissions in the State army soon
tao be organtized. .A'nyx Penn~tx, Esq1., has been
spointedl Quarternaaster, with JacoD YottOaontt,
Ass.,talat ; N. L. GlaYrrtY is in the Hlospuital De
p rment. tand A. P'. Bera.ex. whom you all recol
lea t, on earing that our Compnmny war in Charles
tont, returnedl fromn New Orleans, joined the Coin
piany ne received an office.
I understand that our Company is roon to be
statioed at the uppaer end of the Island. The
teient ii now fulil aend one Compasny over, and
the cry is stilt they come.
Our situation is very much exposed, .being in
fll view of Fort Sumtter, which Is only onte nnl a
haif miles awazy. Shuldd Aaineasexs be fool hardy
enough, he could scon blow this house to pieces.
The fortieations at Fort Moultrie are pushing
rapilly to compa1letion. Two hundred negroes are
now nt work there. Other batteries are being
throwun up, in order to defend the harbor complete
ly. We are not apparehen:.ive of an attack. Too
many of the Saoutbern States have and will secede.
ien. Scorr asays if the South is united, a war
will be absurd.
I:t whattever may come, thue Independent Re
pubhlic must iutiv -:. and it 's to be aiccrely
hi- .d, that the now eietitr~t flag of the enemy,
wil soon trail in the dust, before the proud ban
ner af our glorious littc State. More anon.
I wt ite this amid the confusion necessauily inci
en to the barraeks of volunteers. -~