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LEGISLATURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Wednesday, November 7.1860.
The Serrate met at noon. The journal
?was read and approved.
Senator Moses offered the following res?
olution and asked its immediate consider?
Resolved, That the Committee on Fed?
eral Eolations be instructed to introduce,
at the earliest moment, a bill to call a Con?
vention of the people of this State.
Senator Ehett offered, by way of. sub?
stitute, a series of resolutions providing
for the call of a Convention. These hav?
ing excited some discussion he withdrew
The resolutions of Senator Moses were
Mr. Hope offered the following:
Resolved, That the presiding officers of
the two Houses be requested to inform
the Governor of the names of the persons
returned as Electors for President and
Vice-President of the United States.
The resolution was carried.
Mr. Lesosne offered a series of resolu?
tions : the first declaring that the success
of the hostile sectional party is sufficient
cause for the dissolution of the Union, and
the formation of a Southern Confederacy;
the socond declaring a Convention of the
people at this time inexpedient, unless for
the purposes of secession^ and the forming
of a Southern Confederacy; the third em?
powering the Governoi*, if Lincoln was
elected, to call a Convention so soon as
any one other Southern State give assur?
ance or evidence of its attention to secede.
Mr. "Wilson moved to postpone the res?
olutions, and make them the special order
" fOr~~t?"^m73?roA^ v, as
Mr. Harrison offered resolutions similar
to those offered by Mr. Trcnholm in the
House of Representatives, and were made
the special order for one o'clock to-mor?
The following resolution was received
from the House of Representatives and re?
ferred to the Millitary Committee:
. Whereas, The General Assembly of
South Carolina, by the seventh clause of
the Appropriation Act of 1859, provided
"for the Military Contingencies one hun?
dred thousand dollars, to bo drawn and
accounted for as directed by the Legisla?
And whereas, The fourth resolution of
a series of resolutions on Federal affairs,
adopted on the 10th of December, 1859,
declared t:that tho State of South Carolina
owes it to her own citizens to protect them
and their property from every enemy, and
that for the purpose of military prepara?
tions for any emergency, the sum of one
hundred thousand dollars be appropriated
for military contingencies."
And whereas, This appropriation has
been neither drawn nor used for the pur?
pose indicated, and it js proper that South
Corolina should, in any event and under
condition of affairs, external or domestic
to her, have a'better and larger supply of
Resolved, therefore. That the Governor of
the State be authorized and directed to
*?'dfinr forthwith the said appropriated sum.
and use it in a manner his discretion deem
for the public service, in obtaining improv?
ed small arms, in altering and improving
those on hand, in procuring a field battery
of rifled cannon, in providing proper ac
countrements to accompany these differ
^0ent arms, in furnishing an additional sup?
ply of tents.
On motion of Mr. Mazyck. the Senate
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 o'clock, and was
opened with prayer Rev. R. W. Earn
Mr. Buist, of Charleston, gave notice
that he would introduce n bili to-morrow
jnorning for the calling of a Convention
by the "people of this State.
Mr. Trenholm. of Charleston, offered
resolutions, that it is the sense of this Gen
oral Assembly that the election of Lincoln
is incompatible with the safety of the
Southern States and that a Commissioner
be elected by joint ballot, whose duty it
v^^sha'll be, in the ovent of Lincoln's election,
fo>fWy50unce to the Legislature of Georgia,
now in session, that South Carolina had
put herself in a state of military defence,
and would co-operate with Georgia in
measures for the protection of the South?
ern States, and in the event of Lincoln's
election, of withdrawing at once from this
Confederacy and the calling of g Conven?
tion simultaneously in both States to take
the proper steps to form a Southern Con?
federacy, so that the Military Committee
of the Senate and House of Representa?
tives, during the recess, might prcparo a
plan for arming the State and organizing
a permanent Military Bureau; that the
Committee of Ways and Means sit during
tho recess and prepare a bill for raising
the supplies necessary to carry into effect
the plans recommended by the Military
Committee; that the Governor immediate?
ly apply the o;ie hundred thousand dollars
.appropriated by the last Assembly to the
purchase of arms, and that immediately
after the election of the Commissioner, the
General Assembly shall lake ? recess until
the 19th of November.
->. Mr. Trenholm's resolution was made
the special order for to-morrow, at one
Mr. Rhett. of Charleston, begged leave
to introduce the following resolution:
Resolved, That a Convention of the peo?
ple of the State of South Carolina is here?
by ordained to assemble in tho town of
Columbia, for the purpose of taking into
consideration the general welfare of the
State, in view of its relations with the
Northern Statesand the Govermcntof the
United States, and thereupon to take care
that the Commonwealth of South Caroli?
na shall suffer no detriment.
The other resolutions provide for the
election of Delegates to the Convention,
the filling of vacancies, and the number of
Delegates, the qualifications of voters. &c.,
&C.J that the Convention shall assemble at
the State Capitol on the seventeenth of
December, and receive the same pay and
mileage as members of the Legislature ;
the Convention to continue in session so
long as may be necessary to the purposes
aforesaid, provided it shall not exceed two
Mr. Rhcft said that his object in offering
these resolution's was to avoid the delay
of passing a bill. There was nothing i?
the Constitution to prevent the calling of
a Convention through resolutions. The
resolutions were made the special order
for one o'clock to-morrow.
Col. Cuningham gave notice that on to?
morrow he would ask leave to introduce
a bill to arm the State.
Mr. Read also gave notice of a bdl to
provide for the better protection and de?
fence of this State.
Col. Carew introduced a bill, providing
for the speedy trial of all persons charged
with attempts to make insurbordination
or insurrection among slaves; also the ut?
terance of seditious language, distributing
books, papers, pamphlets, and other print?
ed matter calculated to produce like re?
sults; and for other purposes.
Mr. Aldrich gave notice that he would,
on to-iiioi'row, introduce a bill to amend
the police regulations with regard to free
The House then adjourned.
Thursday. November 8.
The Senate was called to order at 12
o'clock. The journal of yesterday's pro?
ceedings was read ami appproved.
ThePrcsidcnt announced the Standing
Committees of the Senate as follows :
On Privileges and Elections.?Messrs. F.
W. Fickling, F. J. Moses. Sam'l McAliley.
B. II. Wilson, Dixon Barnes.
On Federal Relations.--Messrs. A. C.
Garlington. Olin M. Dantzlcr, J. Duncan
Allen, Wade Hampton, E. B. Bryan. IL D.
Lescsno. A. H. Boykin, Alex. Mazyck.
On Finance and Banks.?Messrs. Sam'l
McAlilev, T. M. Wagner, E. Gr. Palmer,
Alex. Mazyck, G. D. Kcitt, Gabriel Can?
non, J. Foster Marshall, A. 11. Boykin.
On the Judiciary.?Messrs. F. J. Moses,
II. 1). Lescne. J. W.Blakeney, F. W.'Fick?
ling, A. C. Garlington.
On Accounts and Vacant Offices.?Messrs.
Thomas M. Wagner, Tibnau Watson. T.
Edwin Ware, W. R. Johnson, G. ?. Eicht.
On Claims and Grievances.?Messrs. J.
W. Harrison, Elam Sharpe. Charles Irby.
James E. Deloach, J. C. Hope. C. Bvaii
On Military Pensions.?Messrs, J. Foster
Marshall. J. W. Harrison, Charles Alston,
jr., S. J.'Montgomery, J. D. Allen, Si B.
On the College, Education and Religion.?
Messrs. Edmund Rhett, R. J. Manning. S.
W. Baker. Dixon Barnes, Nathaniel Hcy
On Incorporations and Engrossed Acts.?
Messrs; W. D. Simpson, Charles Irby, T.
Edwin Ware, Robert Beatty, Tilman
On Agriculture and Internal Improve?
ments.?Messrs. E. G. Palmer. R. G. Mc
Caw, 0. M. Dantzler, S. W. Palmer, W.
On Roads and Buildings.?Messrs. Ga?
briel Cannon, ,1. C. Hope, F. .1. Sessions.
W. G. Roberds, R. L. Hart, Robert Beat?
On Lunatic Asylum and Medical Ac?
counts.?Messrs. Irvin K. Furman. R. J.
Manning, S. W. Barker, M. T. Applcby,
J. C. McKewn. 11. L. Hart, W. R. John?
On Commerce. Manufactures and the Me?
chanic Arts.?Messrs. B. II. Wilson. M. T.
Appleby, N. Hey ward, C. R. Boyle. J. C.
On the Legislative Library.?Messrs. W.
I. Bull, E. Rhett, C. Alston, jr., R. Cr. Mc
On the Xeu: State House.?Messrs. W.
Hampton. E. B. Bryan, S. McAliley.
Senator Dantzlcr offered the following
Resolved, That the ITon. Edmund Puffin, a
distinguished citizen of Virginia, nowpres
ent, be invited to a seat upon the floor of
The resolution was unanimously adopt?
The following Message was received
from his Excellency, the Governor:
Executive Department, )
Columbia, S. C, Nov. 8. 18G0. \
Gentlemen of the Senate and House of
' In recognizing the primary alleiganceof
every citizen to the State of South
Carolina, the Fedoralofficers in her limits
may be subjected to pecuniary loss, by the
forfeiture of their official bonds, if they
should tender their resignations ami they
wero not accepted. And it would bo un?
just for the State to require or permit the
patriotic acts of her citizens to involve
them in hoavy pecuniary losses, which, to
some, may be the loss of their entire es?
I would, therefore, respectfully and
earnestly recommend that thcState'should
indemnify them for whatever losses they
may sustain by an act so honorable to
themselves and indicative of swell devotion
to her. WILLIAM It. GIST.
Pending the consideration of this Mes?
sage, Senator Garlington offered the fol?
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
General Assembly that the citizens of
South Carolina, who have held oftice.* un?
der the General Government, should he
indemnified against any pecuniary liabili?
ty or loss they may incur in consequence
of their resignation of such offices, on ac?
count of the election of the candidate lor
the Presidency of the Black Republican
Senator Bryan thought that as this was
a new matter to many of them, it had bet?
ter lie over until to-morrow.
There being no objection, the resolution
was ordered to lie over among the gener?
al orders for to-morrow, and be printed.
The hour of 6iie o'clock having arrived,
the special order, the Governor's Message,
No. 1, was taken up.
Senator Garlington offered a resolution
discharging the general order, referring
so much of tho Message as relates to the
military defence of the State, to the Mili?
tary Committee, and making so much of
it as relates to the call of a Convention,
the special order for to-morrow, at one o'?
clock. The resolution was adopted.
The order making the resolutions offer?
ed yesterday by Senators Harrison and
Lesesne the special order for to-day, was
discharged, and those resolution* were j
made the special order for to-morrow, at I
half-past twelve o'clock.
Senator Marshall, from the Committee |
on Military and Pensions, reported the
resolution passed by the House to provide
for military contingencies and recommded
Senator Mosos thought that, as a simi-!
Iai' matter bud just been referred to the
Military Committec.-it would be well to
postpone the consideration of thegresolu
tion util to-morrow.
Tbc resolution was., however.concurred
in. and ordered to be returned to the
And. on motion of Senator Cannon, the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House came to order at 12 o'clock
m. After prayer by the Rev. Dr. Rey?
nolds, the journal o'f yesterday was read
j and approved.
The Speaker laid before the House a
Joint Resolution, directing the President
j of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
! House, to inform the Governor of the
names of the persons appointed Electors
for the State of South Carolina; which
was read and passed.
Also, a Resolution authorizing the
Treasury to settle the balance due on the
printing ordered by tho last General As?
sembly; which was read and adopted.
The Speaker then announced the Stand?
ing Committees, as follows:
"Military.?O. E. Edwards. J. J. Lucas.
A. J. Green. II. II. Harper, J. Cunning?
ham. J. V. Moore, John "Williams. J. W.
Henegan. Stephen Elliot, jr.
Incorporations.?James Farrow, M. P.
O'Connor. T. B. Eraser, Carlos Tracy. W.
It Wallace. B. F. Whither, M. AY. Gary,
! John Li Miller. J. V. Moore.
Roads. Bridges and Ferries.?John M.
DeSaussure.S.-'J. Craig, John Quattlebaum,
W. T. Gilmore. David Hope. R. S. Chick,
C. B. Sarvis, John C. Miller, John M.
Judiciary:?R. B. Boylston, Samuel Mc
Gowan. W. M. Shannon, Henry Buist, D.
Ramsay, W. Whaley, C. 11. Simonton, R.
Dozier, T. J. Glover.
Federal Belations.?A. P. Aldrich. Allen
Maciailaii. .Ta>. J\ Adam. ? Jt>hn Omiintr
ham. W. Alston Havne. 0. 11. Silber,
Richard Yeadon. J. J.'Pope, R. B. Rhett,
Claim*.?James B. McCants. John W.
Stokes. II. S. Duiyea, M. C. Butler, W. L.
T. Prince. John Williams. Ceo. M. Coffin,
Z. C. Puliiam. C. B. Jones.
Privileges and Elections.?Henry Buist.
J. J. Pope, jr., W. H. O'Bryan, J. S.
Brockington. W. Black, W. C. Davis. J.
H. Jennings.'W. II. Wallace, Z. C. Pul?
iiam, J. T. 'Lowry; E. F. Bookter.
Ways and Means.?W. G. DeSaussure.
J. II. Read, John J. Ryan, B. J. Johnson,
P. C. l?rk, W. S. Mulliiif, Geo. A. Tren
holm. Charles T. Lowndes. Robert Max?
Railroad.?Allan Maofarlan, M. P.
O'Connor. James P. Adams. R. G. How?
ard. Henry T. Peake, George Anderson.
W. J. Lomax, John M. Whctsone. C. S.
On motion of Mr. Mullins. a resolution
was adopted, admitting Hon. Edmund
Rufiin, of Virginia, to a scat on the floor
of the House.
A Message from the Governor of South
Carolina was laid before the House, ear?
nestly and respectfully reecoiuinonding
that, inasmuch as the Federal officers ol
South Carolina, who had resigned their
offices upon the clcetio.n.of Lincoln, might
be subjected to loss by forfeiture of then
losses bonds.thc State indemnify them for
Mr. Buist. I move that the Message be
disposed of in accordance with the follow?
ing resolution :
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
General Assembly that the citizens of
South Carolina who hold office under the
General Government, should be indemni?
fied against any pecuniary liability
they may incur in consequence of the
election of the candidate for the Presiden?
cy of the Black Republican party.
The resolution was referred to the Com?
mit fee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Buist introduced a bill calling for a
Convention of the people at Columbia,
which was read once and referred to the
Coinitteeon Federal Relations.
Mr Aldrich introduced a bill providing
that, on or before the first of Januar}'
! next, all free persons of color be made to
! leave the State, and if any remain in our
I precincts after that date, that the sheriff
I may sell them, or that they may select
j their own masters and become slaves;
j which was read once and referred to the
j Committee on Colored Population.
Mr. Mullins gave notice of a bill to
! postpone the operation of tho second sec?
tion of the Act suspending certain sections
of a certain Act ratified December 21.
On motion of Mr. McGowan, a resolu
| tion referring the question whether all
: business begn-rr by the present session be
j continued to the regular session to the
Committee on Judiciary, was adopted.
Mr. Mc(rowan also gave notice of his
intention to introduce a bill altering the
time of holding the Courts in the Western
On motion of Mr. Buist, the portion of
the Governor's Message relating to calling
a Convention was referred to the Commit
! tee on the Judiciary, and that portion in
j relation to the defence of the State to the
Committee on Military.
On motion of Mr. Trenhohn. his resolu?
tions were made the special order for to?
morrow, at one o'clock.
The resolutions, introduced by Col. R.
B. Rhett. jr.. were taken up.
The resolutions having been rca?t, Mr.
Rhett said his resolutions were framed to
save time. They contained two impor?
tant points?the day of election for. and
the day of meeting, of the members of the
Convention. He had suggested Novem?
ber the 22d, in order that members might
be at home at the election. He argued
the inexpediency of delay in calling" the
Convention, ami showed the moral effect
of prompt action. It would change the
issue in the Southern States, and ^hc
question would no longer be one of dis?
union, but one of co-operation. It would
throw the secession question into Con?
gress, and the Southern delegation would
be forced to take a stand at once. Promp?
titude was also necessary, that final steps
might be taken before we have lost the
control of our produce and crops.
Mr. Rhett's resolutmns were referred to
the Committee on Feqeral Relations.
Mr. O'Connor introduced the following
Resolved. That the sign of one million
; dollars be raised for the use and defence
of the State in this- emergency* and thafc
Committee of Ways and Means be direc?
ted to inquiro into; the mode of raising
this money. m
Mr. Lucas moved to amend by substi?
tuting the following resolution:
* Resolved, That it be referred to the Com?
mittee on Military Affairs to inquire into
the expediency of appropriating four hun?
dred thousand dollars for purchase of arms
and ammunition, necessary to put the
State in a position of defence.
The amendment was agreed to, and the
resolution as amended was adopted.
Col. Cunningham then introduced his
bill to arm the State. It authorizes the
Governor to issue bonds to the amount
of four hundred thousand dollars, bearing
interest at?six per cent., payable annually,
on the pledge of the State, and establishes
a Board of Ordnance. The bill was read
once and referred to the Committee on
On lnotiou of Mr. Mullins, the resolu?
tions of Mr. Coffin in relation to a day of
fasting and prayer, were referred to a
The House then adjourned.
Secession- the Rallying Word !!
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 9.?The telegraph
lines are down South of here.
There is nothing of consequence from
Meetings arc being held all over Geor?
gia for the formation of corps of minute
men. and enrollment is going on actively.
A meeting is called here to-morrow
night, which will be managed by our most
conservativecitizens.and decided measures
looking to the secession of Georgia will be
A- highly exciting scene occurred in this
city this afternoon. A physician named
Thaver. formerly a resident and recently
returned, was ordered to leave Thursday
night for uttering abolition sentiments.
He refused, and this afternoon was waited
on for a crowd, some urging extreme
treatment, and some a middle course.
While the crowd was engaged in listening
to appeals on the subject, Tliayer was con?
voyed to the rear of the hotel and escap?
ed punishment. The prayers of his wife
and children induced some citizens thus to
aid his escape.
The feeling here is gradually widening
and deepening into a hostility to North?
ern me l of all parties.
Gov. Brown's message is much approved.
During its reading to the Legislature it
was interrupted by applause.
Delegations of Georgians arc visiting
South Carolina, and South Carolina dele?
gations are visiting this State.
Sedate and conservative Georgians have
mounted the cockade. The South is in
earnest, depend on it.
Savannah. Nov. Oth.?Advices from
Milledgcvillc state that the Governor's
Special Message was received yesterday
amidst thundering applause. Everybody
endorses it. The Legislature of -this State
? endorses the course of South Carolina.
The blue cockades are worn in numbers
; about die streets of Mjlledgeville.
Sen:.t<>r Todnibs sent in his resignation
as .Senator. He is in favor of immediate
secession, and action with South Carolina.
Georgia, from the mountains t? the
seaboard, is determined to resist Lincoln's
'MliiLKDCKVILLE, Nov. 12.?The feeling
? in the Legislature is growing.stronger for
secession. It is thought advisable that
Toomba should not resign yet.
NEWS FROM ALA RAMA.
Mo.'.'TfiOMKKY, Ala.. Nov. lu?10 p.m.
An overwhelming resistance meeting is
now going on at Estell Hall. Charles T.
j Pollard, Ksq-., President of the West
j Point Railroad, on taking the Chair, made
j a most forcible and telling resistance
j speech, which was most enthusiastically
! Gov. Moore was called to the stand,
j lie stated publicly that he would summon
j a Convention, of the people, to meet in
' thirty days.
Our people here, and in Sclroa/arc unan?
imous for resistance.
11 p. m.?The mass meeting at Estell
Hall is still in session. Speeches were
made by T. 11. Watt. E. W. Pettus, and
lion. George Goldthwaith, all of whom
spoke in favor of separate State action.
The .speeches were all received with the
greatest enthusiasm. Air. Goldthwaith
j made a most powerful and eloquent
j speech, as indeed did all the orators.
Mr. Vancev has ri-orr to-the stand.after
a cheer that shook the building.
Judge Ricf's resolutions, recommend?
ing separate State action without delay,
will he adopted unanimously.
All party lines are obliterated. All are
now nnaninious. Never before was there
such a meeting in Montgomery.
Tii.e Latest.?Nothing was ever seen
j here to equal the enthusiasm of the rcsis
; tance meeting held here last night. The
speeches of Gov. Moore, Judge Pettus.
Judge Clanton. Col. Yancey, and Messrs.
Goldthwaith and Rice, were received with
tremendous cheering. The Bel! electors,
including Mr. Dawson, of Dallas county,
arc unanimous for secession. The reso?
lutions adopted affirm the principle of
separate State action, but express a wil?
lingness-to consult with the other South
; crn .States.
The people are a unit for secession, am
Alabama will certainly dissolve ficr con
nect.on with the Federal Government.
BY YESTERDAY'S MAIL.
Millkdulville, Nov. 18.?No impor?
tant action has yet been taken by the
Legislature. A Convention will be call?
ed. Last night, a strong secession speech
was made by Thomas R. It. Cobbi To?
morrow evening, the Hon. A. H. Stephens
is expected tft make a conciliatory speech.
Florida is Ready.?A letter from Gov.
Perry, of Florida, to Gov. Gist, informs
him that Florida is ready to call a Conven?
tion as soon as it it is known that a ma?
jority of the elect oral votes are for Lin?
Serenade to Col. Ashmore.?Col. Ash
more was serenaded last night, at the
Congaree House, and responded in a very
dcfihjfc, decided and eloquent speech. He
said South Carolina must now take no
step backward; to hesitate or falter now,
would involve her in enternal infamy. He
hoped the Convention would meet and
take South*-Carolina out of tho Union:? !
Carolinian of yesterday.
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THURSDAY MOUSING, XOVH. IS, 18G0.
JAMES A. HOYT, Editor.
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Advertisement;; inserted at moderate rates; liberal
deductions raade to those who will advertise by the
We observe in yesterday's Gazelle that Hon.- ?T L.
Orr and Hon. R. Munro, are brought forward by
their respective friends to represent Anderson Dis?
trict in the approaching State Convention.
Meeting at Slabtown.
Wi have been handed a notice, too late for this
issue, which is signed by a number of gendemen;
calling a mass meeting of the people at Slabtown,
in this District, on Monday .he 2Glh inst. Distin?
guished men will be present, and give their views
upoi. the politics of the day.
A 2 extra meeting of this company will be held
on ta-morrow (Friday) afternoon, at fire o'clock.
Members arc requested to be punctual in atteudancc
at the usual place of rendezvous. Persons desirous
of attaching themselves to this corps will address
the officers and members by letter.
'?Fort Hill Guards."
V'c learn that on Monday night a volunteer
corps was organized at Pcndletou under the name
of : he Fori Hill Guards. Fifty or sixty true sons
of Carolina have enrolled themselves as members.
The following officers were elected :
WALTER GWYNNE, Captain.
Dr. P. II. E. Sloan, 1st Lieutenant.
" -ii'- i>v.nu}l3, 2d Lieutenant.
Dr. JosErii Taylor, Ensign.
Dr. T. J. Picke.vs, Surgeon.
MARRIED, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. T. S.
Daniel, J. C. (.'. Featheustox, Esq., of Anderson,
to Miss Ecu en i a A. Scllivax, of Laurcns.
Thus has passed from the happy realm of bachc
loidorn another friend who bid fair to become au
honorable and trusty member of "the club." We
offer the sinccrcst wishes for happiness in his new
embarkation, and trust that pleasure and comfort
m.'iy gladden their hearts and home for aye.
[As a lonely stn:, we respectfully acknowledge
tlugood wishes expressed by our neighbor, but
would enter a demurrer toproccodings matrimonial
against us for a season. Friend Bbc-w.n will wait
fo: the fulfillment of his wish, we hope, until the
political turmoil is quieted.]
The students of the. Anderson Military and Clas?
sical Academy declaimed before a large nnd intelli?
gent audience or Monday evening. The ladies
were there to lend their bright smiles nud beaming
looks of encouragement to the youthful orators,
and boqticts of beauty were as plentiful as the nu?
merous boquots of dowers which were thrown to
each speaker. The students arc progressing rap?
idly in the oratorical art, us wo trust they are iu
a.1 the various branches taught by fheir -H-grthvv
ompcient and accomplished instructors. Marked
improvement could be easily perceived in the
grace, case und style of delivery, and though none
excelled America s best orators, we verily believe
that the Southern Republic will find eloquent and
able defenders from this Academic group.
At ths close of tho evening, Culs. Ueeu and
AsiDlOBE were called for, and each gave the stu
ca-nts some pertinent, sound and scusiblo advice.
'J.'he senior instructor, Rev. J. S. Pressj.ey, also
made some ci^errs nnd forcible remarks upon cdu
tation, which were well received.
The Southern- Confoderacy.
The hopes of our people arc about to be real?
ized. The dawn of a brighter, more glorious des?
tiny is upon us. Freed from tire oppressive heel
of the tyrant, the sunny South is to* be built up,
her commerce increased, her people to1 kseomc
more prosperous in manufacturing and agricultural
pursuits, and her connection with a section hostile
!o all these measures is to be dissevered forever,
and a glorious independence achieved.
The people till over the Southern States are
iiroascd. Men high in position arc acting, nnd
lie hearts of their countrymen are beating time to
die steps they have takcu. The Empire State,
our sister Georgia, is at this moment rocked to its
centre in the general impulse that her sons will
not submit to Black Republican rule?to the eleva?
tion of a sectional President over them who is
pledged to destroy and devastate the interests,
safety and independence cf the So?th, for all these
things ore involved in the maintenance ofdcStrac
tion of slavery. Her very existence as au inde?
pendent people is in upholding the institution?
her subjugation and utter destruction follows its
abolition. This is tho firm, decided conviction of
every thinking man, and to submit to Republican
misrule is to say that we value this Union more
than we do slavery.
The eloquence of Georgia's fuvorito sons,
Tuomhs and Hill, is now engaged for the seces?
sion of that State from this Union, and the people
arc fully resolved to unite her fortunes with South
Carolina or any other State in forming a new
government?uuitcd in interest and feeling, bound
together by natural ties, and having a common
destiny. y The most distinguished men of all par?
ties .ire lia^l in hand with those just mentioned,
and we predict the speedy withdrawal of Georgia
from this Confederacy.
Florida, the gallant child of South Carolina?
c land of flowers?the abode of true Palmetto1
icarts?she will act promptly and unite her for?
tunes with those of adjoining States in throwing off
the yoke that is becoming oppressive and- galling.
Alabama is plcdged to resistance?her Conven?
tion will be called, and she secedes from this Union.
Three cheers for Alabama, the home of Yaxcey
ami a host of kindred spirits, who will dare to
mainiain Southern indepcudcuce. ^a-,
Mississippi, where rests the ashes of rfieTamcht
cd Qi tTMAX, and whose spirit would rise up to re?
buke submission?she will move among the fore?
most, and proudly enrol herself among the sover?
eign States of the Soctiiern Confederacy.
Other States will follow, or act simultaneously,
and in twelve months' time we will have a most
powerful nation, governing the world by her pro?
In making the assertions we have in tho forego?
ing, it is proper to say that they are based upon
close observation of events which have trans?
pired since the Presidential election. Our means
of in format ion at the State capital were ample,
and we arc of the deliberate opinion- that the re?
sults hinted at above will be consummated or ren?
dered certain before thcStato Convention moets on
the 17th prdlimo.
The Meeting on Tuesday Night.
The Court House was filled on Tuesday evening:
with the citizens of this town and vicinity. The
ladies were well represented on this occasion. W?
must briefly give the synopsis of the speeches
made by distinguished citizens, and forego making
remarks of our own upon the meeting.
Hon. R. F. Simpson, cx-mcmbcr to CongrcssV
was the first speaker. He was for a dissolution of
this Ul ion?had been of the opinion for years that
the North and South would have to separate?'
nothing bound them together, and on the contrary,?
there was an actual hatred existing. From pres?
ent indications, he thought there wss no question
of Separate secession before (he people of South
Carolina. The most effective cooperation will bo'
had, and if even Georgia tfent out Of the Union, ho
was satisfied to go with ha*.
Hon. James L. Onn next addressed the meeting.
He had never before spoken on an ocoasion where
graver issues were presented; wc were evidently
upon the verge of revolution?it may be, civil
revolution. He approved heartily of forming com?
panies, and would have South Carolina prepared
by munitions of war to meet any emergency.
Hoped that at a moment's warning Anderson would-t
march to the defence of her rights and liberties"/
His policy and sentiment as a public muir hud'
been conservative?-desired to avert the issue upon
us, and assumed notfe of the responsibility of its
coming. In 1850 resisted Compromise measures?:
thought then that co-operation was not at hand,
but that the feeling and sympathy in Slates ad?
joining were averse to resistance. At this
time, the advices from Georgia, Florida Stad Mis?
sissippi, and the facts of the case, tend to shoW^
that co-operation will be had. If the leaders in
Georgia arc not deluding, she will join our State
in secession, and come weal or come woe, she will
be with us. In this connection, he paid a glowing
tribute to the patriotism of our sister State. Ho
believed, further, that Alabama was ready to join
in the movement, and in Mississippi the sentimeni
for disunion had been ripening and growing strong?
er during the summer. He entertained strong
hopes of Texas?the recent outrages aroused all
pu7t1cT?rTn!Tl-t*M*<-?^^ .will be ready. Be-_
licves that other States will follow. When his
conscience is satisfied that even Georgia will go
for secession, he will advise South Carolins-, to take
the same step. As Georgia goes, so will Florida,
and the same influence Will be strong upon Ala?
bama. He believes that the indications for co-op?
eration are unmistakable; but if the other South?
ern States tamely submit to Lincoln rule,, he re?
serves to himself tho right to pronounce, against
South Carolina going ulono. In conclusion, he
said that if Lincoln is inaugurated, four years
would not modcrato the Black Republican party,
and if the South ever intends to resist, now is the
Hon. J. W. Harrison, our State Senator, was
culled upon for an expression of his views. He
responded at lcnjth; and began by remarking that
he had been confident for years that the issue noif
before us was coming, yet he was not prepared to
realize it, as he had done when the intelligence
readied him that Lincoln was elected. He tiioughi
co-operation was certain, ami believed that we
should bury old issues and procouncc for resis?
tance by secession. The States of Georgia, Flori?
da, Alabama and Mississippi would act with thi*,
and he wanted South Carolina to move on without
dissension in her borders, to give them strength
and encouragement?was not anxious that South
Carolina should lead, but was willing for her to go
behind. bt?orc or simultaneous with any other
Hon. J. V. Tip.v.t) followed in a telling speech of
half as how, lie was for resistance?had made
progress in scecssion during the past two weeks,
and believed that South Carolina had taken a step
from which it would be disgrace for her to retreat.
She must go out of the Union, and-he would rally
? beneath the fold* of the lV.Juictto fhg, anil as cae?i
State is added, wonl-i placsfanothcr star to mark
the action. lie believed that a Southern Confede?
racy would scon l>s foruieiL, and that no nation onr
earth would excel it in powcr^ prosperity and re?
sources. ? Wc cannot give the elcjiieul! spenfcff
justice, and must simply congratulate lava vegan
the high, patriotic grounds assumed by -hitn oa
Tuesday evening. He is forrcsisfancc, and strong?
ly urged it by prompt secession from this Union.
Col. Wabren D. Wilkes made tho last speech of
the evening, and forcibly and eloquently urged re?
sistance to the bitter end. He was among the
foremost for secession, and ably presented the
views entertained by him.
Wc regret that our crowded columns will admit
of no other than a meagre report of. the speeches
of these distinguished gentlemen. They wore all
warmly applauded whenever they referred to the
secession of South Carolina and the Southern
States from this Union. If the auditory on Tues?
day evening is any indication of the feeling in this
District, and wc believe it is, Anderson will be
found marching firmly for resistance to tho last
Tho State Convention.
The Legislature by a unanimous vote oh' Satur*
day last passed a bill calling a Convention if the'
people of this State, to take into consideration her
posit id? in- Federal affairs, and t o provide measures
that her honor suffers no detriment. The Conven?
tion will be held in tho city of Columbia on the
17th day of December next, and the election for
delegates thereto will bo held on Thursday Uli Gf/r
day of December. Each district and parish is enti?
tled to the same representation in said Convention
as in both branches of the Legislature, and any
free white male citizen of this State, twenty-one
years of age, is eligible to a scat in the Convention
as a delegate from any district or parish.
That Convention will pass an^ordinance announc?
ing the withdrawal of the sovcflQBMMnf South
Carolina from the Union. The evidence of co-op
cration in such a move we give in^another article.
Tins'State has mado one step towards secession,
and sho will not retrace it. Wc firmly believe that
South Carolina will go out of the Union, and that
other States will follow. Let every mJOBmakc- up
his mind quickly to sustain, with aU tmltojowers
God has given him, the prompt withdrawal the*
State from the reach of Black Republican rule. It
is our only hope and last hope of sustaining slave?
ry, and if wc submit, the funeral knell of that in?
stitution is already sounded. A calm, deliberate
view of the facts will convince any thinking man
that we state the truth.
Our patriotic friends, Sloan, Sullivan & Co;,
have thrown to tho breeze a neat flag, having the
lone star in the centre. It is indicative of their
political creed, wc presume, aSd wc learn they will
promptly add an additional star for every State
that marches alongside of our beloved Palmetto.
Hurrah for the lone star, and nine cheers for the
Meeting at Centreville.
Wc are requested to state that Col. W. D. Wilees
I and others will address the citizens in the ncigh
j borhood of Centreville on Saturday the 2Ith inst.
[ The public is hereby invited.