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[From the dhdft&ton Mercury.']
LEGISLAf?lE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Tuesday, November 13.1860.
The Senate met at 10 o'clock, a. m.
After the calling of the roll had been con?
cluded, the iournal of yesterday was read
The Senate concurred in the resolution
of the House, fixing the hour of final ad?
journment at 12 o'clock, m., with an
amendment changing the hour to 11
o'clock, a. m.
The Senate also concurred in the amend?
ment of the House to the proceedings of
the State Conventions for 1832,1833,1852,
to be printed and beund with the proceed?
ings of the pifesent General Assembly,
with an amendment providing that two
hundred copies be made ready for distri?
bution at the meeting of the regular ses?
The Senate concurred in the resolutions
of Mr. Treaholm adopted yesterday by
the House, and directing the Committees
on the Military of the House and Senate
to sit during tne recess and consider the
bills for arming the State, reorganization
of the militia, and for raising the necessa?
ry supplies; and directing, also, the Com?
mittee of Ways and Means of both bodies
to sit during the recess, for the pnipose of
providing means for carrying out the re?
commendations of 'iho Committees on the
A message was received from the Gov?
ernor of South Carolina, communicating
the resignation of .Hon. James H. Ham?
mond, as a Senator of the United States
from South Carolina.
On motion, the following resolution was
Resolved, That the resignation of the
Hon. James Hammond be accepted, and
what under any other circumstances
would have been ^regarded with regret, is
now recognized as an act of devotion and
loyalty to the State of South Carolina.
The Senate then sent a message to the
House, inviting that body to join with
them in the ratification of the measures
which had passed both branches of the
Accbfdingly the two Houses assembled
and ratified acts which will be found in
the proceedings of the House.
The Senate then sent a message to tho
House informing that body that it had
concluded the business of the present ses?
sion of the General Assembly, and was
now ready to adjourn.
And then, at 11 o'clock, p. m.. the Pres?
ident declared the Senate adjourned sine
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 9 oclock. a. m.
A quorum having appeared, the journal
of yesterday was read and approved.
Mr. Whetstone presented a petition
from sundry citizens of Barn well District,
praying for further legislation in relation
to freo persons of color, which was refer?
red to the Committee on Colored Popula?
The Speafccsr then announced the fact,
that the Secs.to had concurred in the res?
olution of this body, fixing the time of ad?
journment; also, in the resolution for the
compensation of the officers and clerks of
- both bodies; also, the resolutions in rela?
tion to arming the State and reorganizing
The Speaker laid before the House the
following resolution of the Senate, to
which that body asked concurrence.
Resolved, That the State Printer bo au?
thorized to print the proceedings of the
Conventions of this State, held in 1832,
1833 and 1852, and bind the same with
the Acts and Resolutions of the General
Assembly of this Session, and that two
hundred copies of the same shaii be ready
by the regular meeting of the Legislature,
for the use of the members.
Mr. Boylston moved that the number of
copies ordered be increased to five hun?
dred; wliich amendment was agreed to,
and the resolution, as amended sent to
Senate for its concurrence.
The following message was received
from the Governor:
Executive Department, Nov. JS.
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives i
I herewith trasmit the resignation of
Hon. James H. Hammond, as a Senator
of the United States from South Caroli?
na. WM. H. GIST.
The Speaker then read the following
Redclifpe, November 11th, 1860.
To His Excellency Vie Governor of South
Permit me to resign, through you, my
commission as United States Senator from
Verv respctfully yours,
JAMES H. HAMMOND.
Mr. Buist offered the following resolu?
Resolved, That the resignation of the
Hon. James H. Hammond as United
States Senator from the State of South
Carolina, be accepted, and that his prompt
severance of all connection with the Gov?
ernment about to pass into the hands. e?
tho Black Republican party, the enemy of
the Constitution and the South, is at once
worthy of his high character, and a proof
of his filial devotion to his native State
The resolution being agreed to,
Mr. Buist moved that the word "una?
nimously" be inserted after the word,
"resolved;" which was agreed to.
Mr. Read offered" the following resold
tion, which was ad?pted:
Resolved, That ib be referred to tho
Committee on tho Military, to inquire in?
to the condition of the Magazines at
Beaufort, Charleston and Georgetown,
with the view of ascertaining what work |
will be necessary for their repair, and
what guards will be necessary for their so
On motion of Mr. Simonton, the follow?
ing resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That his Excellency the Gov?
ernor be authorized to furnish arms to
such now volunteer companies as shall
give satisfactory proof that they are fully
organized,, with, not less than sixty-four
privates and commissioned and non?
commissioned, officers} aowk that they have
been regularly inspected.: and!' properly
The Speaker then announced" that the
Senate had requested the House* to re?
scind its resolution fixing the hour o?'&^
nal adjournment at 12 o'clock, m., and
make it 11 o'clock, a. m.; which was
granted on the part of the House
Also, that tho Senate had agreed to the
amendment of the House for the printing
of five instead of two hundred copies of
proceedings of the Conventions named,
and of this body, with an amendment re?
quiring that two hundred copies be made
ready for distribution at the meeting of
the regular session. The amendment was
agreed to, and the resolution returned to
The Speaker laid before the body the
following resolution of the Senate:
Resolved, unanimously, That the resig?
nation of Hon. James H. Hammond be
accepted and is recognized as an act of
loyalty and devotion to the sovereignty
of South Carolina.
Mr. Aldrich, as there had been a simi?
lar resolution adopted by the House, mov?
ed that it be laid on the"table; which mo?
tion was agreed to.
The Speaker also announced that the
Senate had returned the bill in relation
to the suspension of Banks, and it was re?
ferred to the Engrossing Committee.
On motion of Mr. Read, the following
resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That the Rich land Delegation
be, and is hereby, appointed a comniittco
to make all necessary arrangements for
tho assembling of the State Convention to
bo held in Columbia on the 17th Decem?
The Speaker called attention to the
Thirty-third Rule, winch requires all bills,
resolutions, and other papers, to bo en?
dorsed with tho name of the mem ber in?
troducing the same.
Also, that the Senate invited the House
to attend that body in its chamber, in or?
der to ratify tho acts which had passed
On motion of Mr. Edwards, a message
of concurrrence was sent to the Senate.
The two Houses then met in joint ses?
sion and ratified the following acts :
An act to call a Convention of the peo?
ple of this State, and
An act to pospone the operation of the
third section of an act, entitled* an'act for
the suspension of certain sections, of cer?
tain aefs-, and for other purposes, ratified
on the 21st day of December, 1857, and
for oth er purposes.
A message was then received' from the
Senate, notifying the House that that
body aad disposed of the business before
the Gc neral Assembly, and was now re^dy
to adjourn sine die.
On motion of Mr._ Boylston, & similar
message on the part of the House was sent
to the Senate.
The Speaker then stated that tho Leg?
islature would assemble on Monday, the
26th day of November, at 7 o'cl ock p. m.
And then, the hour of 11 o'clock a. m.
having arrived, the Speaker declared the
Houso adjourned sine die.
IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON.
Washington, November 18.?I lenrn to-day from
jgentlemen who hold the most intimUe relations
with Mr. Boehasaix,. that he states tL.it the Mes?
sage will enforce the necessity of executing the
Federal laws against any nullification which may
be attempted. This courie ho holds to be the
simple fulfillment of his oath in respect to nullifica?
tion, whether eewnring at the North or at the
South. He is understood as regarding secession
from the Govcramont as hostility to the Federal
Major Gardner, the newly appointed command?
ant of Fort Moultrie, departs immediately, by
order of tho War department, to assr.me the com?
W. Ransom Calhoun today resigned his office w
first Secretary of the United States Legation tu
Paris. He will forthwith reborn to his home in South
Amea Kendall has commenced tt series- of letters
aga' nst secession. He lakes tho ground that South
Carolina has made a perpetual contract to remain
a member of this Confederacy. Senator Slidell, of
Louisiana, is out warmly for secession. Bell car?
ries Virginia by about four hundred, majority.
Tha-news of tho demonstrations at Charleston
feorve at last oracsed propfc here.- If&rcrybedy- now
befieves that South Carolina will gC'Ottt, antf there
is great consternation in consequence.
Money is terribly tight. The bent paper can on?
ly be sold at a heavy discount.
Montgomery*, November 17.?Tho largest Coun?
ty Convention ever known in this commmunity,
was held here in the State CapiteP to^dhy. Tlhcre
were over twclvo hundred persous in attendance,
embracing men of all parties. Col. Thomas Wil?
liams was chosen Chairman. Hon Wm. L. Yancey
and Thos. H. Watts were nomiaatcjd by acclama?
tion as delegates to the approaching State Conven?
tion, amid great enthusiasm. There will be no op?
position to their election. Strong separate State
action resolutions were adopted without a dissent?
ing voice. Messrs. Yancey and Watts made speeches,
which were received with unbounded enthusiasm.
Their appeals for immediate action were caught
up by the masses with a readiness that proves that
they are ready to perform their duty. Alabama is
ready to secede, and only waits the action of her
Mobile, November 18.?The Register, whichh as
hitherto been the rabid Douglas organ of the State,
and'which has-been-noted for the bitterness-of its
denunciations of the '-Disunionisi s," in its issue of
this morning declares for immediate secession. lb
argues that tho. overwhelming.sectional vote casiat
the late election, both in. the North and in the
South, proves that a common Government is no
longer possible. It concludes by saying that all
efforts to' save the Bnioo hn-ve been and will bo
fruitless, and appeals to-the; conservative element
of the State to rise up and avert the worst conse?
quences of the revolution; which is now inevitable,
by taking the recession movement into their own
hands. This somerset in the Register's politics
has escited much comment here, and'is*received as
a certaia indication-that the Statt will certainly se?
MilledgeVii.l'e, November lli.?The Legislature
is working with aspirit that shows that" it has no
thought of submission.
The bill appropriating a million of dollars for"
the defence of the State, having passed both bran?
ches and received the Governor's approval, is now
a complete law, and will go immediately into ef?
The bill to call a Convention of the people of the
State of Georgia has-been unwiiniouabj passed by
the Senate. The bill'fixes the assembling,of ? the
Convention, for the Oih day of January next.
Galvf.sto.v, November 8, 5 p. m.?A private
despatch from Gal vest on says :
" The Lone Star Flag is afloat in this city."
Hodstoji, November 8, 5 p. m.?A Declaration
of Independence is now in circulation in this
%\t %\xbtxm Intelligencer.
THURSDAY MORNIJiG, NOV'R. 22, 1860.
JAMES A. HOYT, Editor.
One copy one year, invariably in advance,.$1.00.
Advertisements inserted at moderate rates; liberal
deductions made to those who will advertise by the
jjgy For the benefit of t he public, we would
state that an nccomodation train will leave Ander?
son for Pendlcton on Friday morning at 8 o'clock,
and returning, leave Pendleton at 15 minutes be?
fore 4, p. m.
Tho Sunday School Convention.
The friends and members of the Sunday School
Convention will bear in mind that there is a called
meeting on Friday, the 30th inst.
Post Office Changes.
The following offices have been discontinued in
this State : North Creek, Laurens District; Wolf
Creek, Pickcns District; Taylor's Creek, York
District; Tuza, York District, South Carolina.
Political Meeting at Eonea Path.
By request, the Hon. J. L. Orr, Hon. J. N.
Whitner, Hon. R. F. Simpson, Hon. J. P. Reed,
Gen. S. M. Wilkes, and Col. Warren d. Wilkcs
will speak at Honea Path on Tuesday, tho 27th of
November, at 10 o'clock, upon the political ques?
tions of the day. All are invited to be present.
The indications are strongly in favor of the sup?
position that Georgia will soon be united for resis?
tance. A- brother editor in North Georgia sends
cs the following'cntfcT'&emtfnt on his paper:' " All
for secession here?huzxa !" The bau* nwT68 on>,
and gathers material fast'.
Son. James Chosnut*
Tins distinguished gentleman arrived here on
Tuesday last. By invitation, he addressed a highly
respectable nudience of ladies and gentlemen that
evening, in the Court House, on the existing polit
cal issues. The crowded state of our columns pre?
vents a synopsis, and we must defer further re?
marks upon this masterly effort until next week.
Should have been tendered lust Week to the gen?
erous friend who so kindly took charge of the Intrl
ligtneer during our absence. His occupancy of the
editorial chair was brief, bur, tho style and spirit
displayed by him augured well for his ability and
accomplishments. We mako profound acknowledg?
ments for his court sy and kindnes , and promise
to "mnkc love" to his sweetheart in return.
Death of Rev. W. O. MuBinix.
It is with feelings of sincere sorrow that we re?
cord the death of that well-beloved man of God,
the Rev. William G. Mullsnix. His corpse pass?
ed through, this place on Friday Tas*, and was in?
terred on Sunday at-Church, five miles above
Pendlcton. He died in Mississippi, at the age of
63 years. We learn that he was preparing to re?
turn to Carolina, and spend the remaining days of
his life among the people whom he loved, nnd who
reverenced him. But Death, the great destroyer,
arme to Wrest Ulrcse fondly cherished hopes, and he
was* ewlffled fronr Iii? tetboar? e*a eorti, i? a higher re?
ward ia Heaven.
The CraytonviUe Demonstration.
Saturday lost was as- unfavorable day fee the
meeting at CraylonviuV?the clouds had dispersed,
but a disagreeably cool Wind' followed; rendering
the time unpropitious for cither speaking or hear?
ing. At an early hour of the day, however, sever?
al hundred ?irsrona were assembled to hear distin?
guished gentlemen on the side of resistance to ab?
olition wrong nnd fanatical misrule. Able, inter?
esting and effective speeches were made by Hon.
J. N. Whitneb, Hon. J. D. Ashmobe, Col. J. P.
Reed, Maj. J. V. Moore and Col. W. D. Wilkes,
all urging the secession of South Carolina from
khis Fnioi* im tire least possible time. We cannot
pretend- to- report all tAf speeches wc hear in these
exciting times, and tho reader must bear for him?
self to learn the tenor of each one's sentiments.
Besides, our subscribers in the District will have
an opportunity in the next two weeks of hearing
those referred to above, and several others, in ad?
At the close of tho speeches, a call was made for
volunteers, and a number added to the Company
formed in that vicinity a few weeks ago. It now
numbers seventy-two, we arc informed.
There was no great enthusiasm manifested', But
rt was evident fftnt those- present were determined,
thoughtful and interested in the movement for se?
Gen. Joseph. Bewton Whitnert
If there is a true-, firm man in the State of South
Carolina, it is his Honor Judge Whitner. He ha:
long been retired from political strife, yet, he hau
closely observed the progress of events in thin
country; and in this crisis, he has spoken out plain?
ly for resistance. At a public meeting held at
Kingstree, Williamsburg District, on theClh instant,
the Judge was called for, and spoke in substanc;
as follows. His sentiments need no nddition fron
our humble pen, but we must be allowed to endorse
their spirited meaning:
"His Honor Judge Whitner, was next called on,
and he said he felt a common interest with all
present, and was glad to find a sentiment such t.s
he had found prevailing in this State. It was time
for oiwiryv men'to?speak out; it was cheering lo lock
one* anoblicr in .the fuce ; he would impress the fact
upon the audience that the doings of this day
would decide whether wc should live as slaves or
as freemen. Ills IPonor also reminded the auditory
of the insignificance; orfewyears ago, of that pr.r
ry which was then ridiculed a* lunatics, but now
has swelled to such ancxicntae-wKnildieiBable (hum
to put their exponent in- a position! to> rule over
this country. He hoped the day would-never come
when Lincoln should be peacefully inauguar :ed
President of these United States. Never, never !
Our enemies North would seek to stir up a strife
between the slaveholder and the non-slavchoHer
South ; bat they would'fdil in this, because there
was a> principle involved-in the contest, as import?
ant to one a? ttiesa claeses-as the other. Then is
something dearer even than this Union. His Hon?
or said he was now far advanced in life, but, nev?
ertheless, that he would even pledge himself to
shoulder his musket in defence of his native State,
no matter -what position she might take; and. he
also said he would'advise his- five-sons to do the
The True Issue.
In times of political excitement, -when grave
questions are to be decided upon by the masses, it
is essentially important that correct information
be disseminated, and that tho true state of facts be
presented. At this moment the people of South
Carolina b?,ve before them an issue, distinct and
easy of comprehension, which is to be determined
in a few weeks at the ballot box. Tho naked
propositior. is, will they submit to be governed by
Black Republicans ? Every intelligent reader is
advised what are the tendencies, aims and objects
of that doididant sectional "party, and there cannot
exist even the shadow of a doubt in regard to the
answer thuy will make to the interrogatory. With
one united, voice, Carolinians declare they will not
acquiesce in a. fanatical, sectional and unconstitu?
tional goieramenL What, then, is the mode of
resistance, and how will the calamities and dis?
grace of i ubmission be averted ? Why, by seces?
sion from this Union?by resuming the powers del?
egated by the State to the Federal Government,
and setting up an entirely new government. The
States Rights creed, long recognized in this State
as the essience and substance of republican princi?
ples, distinctly declares the right of a State to with?
draw from the Union, whenever she determines
for hersjlf that the grievances and oppressions
consequent upon that Union are no longer endura
I ble. This is to be accomplished and perfected by
a conven tion of the sovereignty of that people so
oppressed. The Convention, called together by
act of tie Assembly, is empowered to pass any
Ordinance that, in their wisdom, may be prudent
and proper to aBseTt the rights or remedy the evils
upon w iich they are called to deliberate.
For the third tirao since the Federal Constitu?
tion hai been framed, when South Carolina acceded
as a pxrty to the compact in common with the Old
Thirteen, the sovereignty of this State has been
convened to deliberate upon the evils growing out
of this General Govorament*. The last issue, prior
to the one now agitating the South, was not con?
sidered of. sufficiently grave importance by the
other ulaveholding Sftrf-Ss- to' unite with South Car?
olina in setting up an independent Government*.
She, therefore, when her Convention was assem?
bled ii 1851!, in deference to the judgment and
policy of the States having institutions and inter?
ests in common with her, simply ordained that the
cause was sufficient, but that she would wait for
the co-operation of others before she would secede
from this Union. We now come to consider the
facts and c\i4c*K(n which" are manifest, that she
will have this co-operation sought by her in '52.
Sinei; July last, the most distinguished and able
Soutlicrn statesmen have been fully convinced that
the candidate of a sectional party would be trium?
phant in the late Presidential election. They have
expressed this, cdnrlctlorl publicly, and in other
States a few warning .voices have been raised, urg?
ing resistance to this "overt act " of aggression.
The popular mind, instructed only upon the poli?
cies and principle* of tlie Democratic and Opposi?
tion parties in tho South, and accustomed for a se?
ries of years to the triumph of the once powerful
Democracy, was not prepared to receivo the intcl
ligence that the negro-worshipping and negro
affiliating ca d dttes had been elected to the high?
est offices in the gift of the people of these United
States. The truth startled them, and inulantane
ouu came the expression from men of all parties,
we will never submit to such rule. The Lcgisla
ture of this State was then in session, and on tine
swift wings of the telegraphic wire came encocr
aging omens from all quarters of the South be?
seeching that body to inaugurate the move for tie
cession, that the cause might be strengthened anl
upheld elsewhere. With an unparallelled unanim?
ity, and after solemn deliberation, the General
Assembly passed an Act calling a Convention to
meet on the 17th proximo. The tendency of that
novo is to sustain the glorious cause in otiter
States, and every mail brings fresh indications
that the sjiril of freedom and resistance to tyran?
nical majorities is on the ascendant. Each S:ate
vrill uct for itself, and five, will certainly secede.
The true issue, then, to be presented to the people,
is, whether they will resist or submit to Black Repub?
lican rule. Tiie question of separate secession or
w-opcration cannot rightfully be introduced, and
lie who lugs it into the contest travels behind the
?record to create division of sentiment.
"H wxg: the Banners on the Outer Wall."
It is difficult to keep the run of the numerous
flags of various design which have appeared around
the square since our last issue. We can enumer?
ate the following among the number:
The patriotic ladies at the Benson House hare
tho honor of hertsg soc??d, wo believe, is m iking
a small flag, on blue ground, with a lone star. The
ladies (God bless 'em) arc always right and fore?
most in "whatever is lovely and of good! report."
Afterwards, a larger flbg was adopted: at the
Benson House, horing-ffre inscription, "Immediate
Separate State Action," and underneath tho lone
star, "I don't submit."" Tho flag- is him; and
white, with a red star.
At tiie Anderson Hotel, a beautiful flag wuves
above the sign post, on a pole 55 feet high, with
blue ground and lone star. We understand this is
erected by gentlemen doing business on that, side
Suspended between Masarno- Hall and Granite
Row is another flag of similar character as the
(last namcdi?erected by T. M. White and R. E.
E. W. Brown, Samuel Brown, Towels & Sloan,
Wh.hite & Harbison, J. A. McFall, 8. H. Lang
sto.v, F. Breda, and perhaps others, hove, at their
respective places- of business, small flag), with
bk 3-ground and single star.
England & Bkwlet have another, w.xh ?ms
stars on blue gronad.
Moores & Majob, same design, on blue and
white, with a canon at each star.
A. Kraker, blue ground^. whir1 single star.
Motto, "Disunion," and "There's room for* more."
S. J. Sloman, blue and white ground, and lernt*
star. Motto, "Room for more."
Our neighbor, the Gazette, has run up a red
flag, with a single star, above-their office.
Evixs & IIibhaiio and1 tiie Intelligencer have al?
so thrown to the breeze a-redl white and' blue flag,
G by 9 feet, with a large starto- ehe* right, having
a Palmetto tree in its centre, and to the toft four?
teen smaller stars. Underneath, "Go with us_r
we'll do thee good." The flag is above this office,,
but our friends- below us are entitled to/ the credit
of its originnl'desigro
Wo had a slight fall of snow on yesterday morn?
ing. It continued for several hours in the forenoon,
but the waura.earth caused its disappearance rapid
fiST" Remember tire meetings at Cetii:rWille on
Saturday and Slabtown on Thursday next. There
should be a grand-rally at both points to hear the'
able and eloquent gentlemen who are invitfed to
JB'qj- We have been requested to state that the
Rev. J. W. WiciiTJiAN Mill preach in the Court
House on nex"t Sabbath?morning and-nigHt.
Protracted Political Meetings.
bepeated and enthusiastic demonstrations.?
the villagers unanimous fob prompt action.
The feeling and interest manifested by the citi-.
zens of Anderson village and vicinity in the resis?
tance movement of South Carolina, has found en?
thusiastic outburst at every convenient opportunity.
We gave last week an account of an harmonious
meeting on the Tuesday evening previous. Since
that time our fellow citizens have been warmly in
terented in hearing tho views and opinions of lead?
ing and eminent men. We are constrained to
abridge the different proceedings had, and com
prei s a report of the speeches made into as small a
compass as possible. We begin with the serenade
os thursday evening,
To the delegation from Anderson in the Legisla
tunj. Eloquent and patriotic responses were made
to the Complimentary call at the Benson House by
Senator Harbison and Representatives Mattison,
Moore and Whitner. Likewise responded to the
shouts by the crowd Gen. S. M. add Col. W. D.
Wiekes, and our sister District of Pickens was ably
represented by Maj. W. M. Hadden. The evening
designated above was indeed one of peculiar rejoic?
ing, all the speakers taking the strongest ground in
favor of South Carolina acting without delay. This
sentiment was largely in the ascendant, and the
respectable crowd endorsed it lustily whenever of
the gathebixo on fbi dat evening,
In the Court House, was mainly to hear a gcntlc
nan from Tennessee,who had arrived that afternoon,
and who was invited to address our citizens. The
court room was well filled to listen to the Hon.
Wm. N. Bilbo, of Nashville, Tenn. That gentle?
man was introduced to the audience by Dr. 0. R.
ISbotles, acting as Chairman of the meeting; and
when Col. Bilbo arctttf to speak, he wns gfeeted
with most hearty applause. After the cheers had
subsided, he proceeded to address the assemblage
for half an hour in an inpassioned style of mas?
terly eloquence not often excelled. He urged
Carolinians to jjo forward in the great work al?
ready begun?avowed that her sister States would
be with her. if not speeddy, at no far distant day.
Her position was that of being suspended between
unpamllcl magnificence and utter ruin?to dissolve
her ties with the Union would insure the former
and to submit now would certainly consummate
the latter. With singular force and ability, he re?
viewed the principles and designs of the Black Re?
publican part}-, and plainly showed the inevitable
and unending disgrace of submission. He then
depicted in glowing, fervent language the future
glory and renown of a Southern Confederacy, and
lauded the position of the Palmetto State in this
emergency. His whole speech was ono of deep
pathos and fervid eloquence, and frequently elicit?
ed the most rapturous applause.
Judge Whitner, Col. Asumobs and Solicitor
Reed were successively called for and responded.
We have never observed warmer enthusiasm dis
. played by our people than on Friday night, and
I when the test wns made who would follow and dc
. fend with his life the Palmetto flag, every man
. rose to his feet, and there went up an unanimous
. and prolonged shout that fairly shook the build
I ing. Again,
on monday evening,
The citizens were summoned by the ringing of
the Court House bell. It was understood that irhc
i Hon. R. Munbo would be expected to- prescht h?
views on the political topics of the day. The meet?
ing was organized by calling Gen. Wiekes to the
Chair, and his Honor, Judge Mc.nbo,. was shortly
after introduced to the audience by Mr?j. E. M.
Ruckkb. The judge then delivered a> half-hour
speech, marked by close argument and cogent
rensoniug. He discussed the right or* secession,
reviewed the contests of '32 and '51, and stated the
' position occupied by him on both occasions. He
; was a Union main in nullification times and a co
operationist afterwards. He was now for resis?
tance, but desired co-operation, nnd believed that
it was at hand. Whether or not KlWj- others moved,
he thought South Carolina could not recede from
her present position with honor. He was of the
opinion that secession without co-operation would
, be disastrous lo a considerable degree, and had not
1 changed th-o opinions held by him ten years. In
concluding his remarks, the Judge remarked that
some friend had nominated him as n delegate, but
he respectfully declined being a candidate forlbc
Convention, and gave his reasons therefor.
Hon. J. L. Orb was them called for. fTc began
by expressing the opinion that South Carolina
would secede, nnd ho was certain that nothing An?
derson District, might do, would prevent it. Dur
, ing his visit to Columbia, he was assured of two
things, nr.mely, that hundreds of troops would be
tendered South Carolina, not only from slovchold
ing States, but from the North ; and that the most
effective co-operation would be had. To prove the
latter,, he referred to thc.action of Georgia in ap?
propriating; $1,000,000 to arm the State, which
means something ; nnd the positive call of Conven?
tions in Florida, Alabama an." Mississippi. He also
named the fact that Gov. Letcheb had called the
Virginia Legislature in extraordinary session, and
in addition had said that no hostile troops should
ever march across the soil of the Old Dominion toco
?rce a sovereign State- From personal and political
acquaintance wish Gov. Letcuer, the speaker was
confident thnr there beat no truer Southern heart.
In concluding his remarks, Col. Orr thought there
should be unaimity and concert of action, irrespeo
.tmraf former party names, and that there should
be no divission among our own people.
Judge Whitneb made the concluding speech of
the evening. He occupied tt2fe same position he
had always done, and was for the immediate seces
, i siemof South Soroiina from this Union. Believed,
'with fhe other speakers, that we might safely rely
on co-operation. The Judge was likewise desirous
of burying past issues, as all parties would receive
the full measure of their desires in the building up
of a Southern Confederacy, powerful, great and
, magnificent beyond any nation the world has yet
, Our Outside:
The Legislative proceedings exclude the usual
variety from this issue. Our readers will be com?
pensated, however, by the interesting debates and
proceedings. It is a condensed record of the ac?
tion cf tire General Assembly at a meat important
pcriod'of the State's history, ahd in addition to its
present interest, is worthy of careful preservation
as matter of history.
g&f* Tdi0"iraique advertisement- of Maj: Bons
Tel gives notice of an opportunity for Union men
to exchange land in this State for East Tennessee
? bottoms. The Major is-strong for secession, and
wants to get clear out of the Union. We would
suggest to him that it is difficult to find ultra
Unionists'these days, in South Carolina.
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Bay of Humiliation.
Yesterday was generally observed in our midst
as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer. Busi?
ness was suspended, stows closed; and our people
mindful of the object in- view. Appropriate and
I interesting service was lield'in the Baptist Church,
J all denominations uniting to observe the day.
Palmer, the "St. Louis" Artist.
The citizens of this region, we are sure, recol?
lect one David Palmer, jr., who figured in our
midst twelve months or more ago, ostensibly en?
gaged in Liking ambrotypes. They will also re?
member his exploits about Athens after leaving
here?his setting fire to the Post Office, and, after
being apprehended for the deed, breaking jail and
making good his escape. Well, the gratifying
news has reached us that the unprincipled villain
has met a richly deserved fate in Alabama. H
was found guilty at Auburn of inciting slaves to
rebellion, and hung therefor on the 2d inst. Nev?
er did an unmitigated scoundrel better deserve a
The people arc requested to assemble and hear
addresses upon the course of action which should
be adopted by their Delegates to the Convention
of the State of South Carolina, which will assem?
ble in Columbia on the 17th of December >
Townville, Saturday, 24th November'.
Honea Path, Tuesday, 27th "
Williamston, Wednesday, 28th ??
Greenwood, Thursday, 29th **
Cold Spring, Friday, 30th "
Sherard's Old Store, Saturday/ 1st December."
Anderson C. H.,. Monday, 3d "
Holland's Store, Tuesday, 4th "
The Hon. J. L. Orr, Hon. R. F. Simpson, Hon.'
J. N. Whitner, Hon. J. P. Reed, Gen. S. M. Wilkes/
Hon. R. Munro, ftfnj. J. V. Moore and Col. W. D>
Wilkes, are expected to be present and deliver ad?
dresses. As the election will take place cm the*
6th day of December, it is hoped that notice of the'
above appointments will be extensive circulated/
and that the people will all attend.
Anderson, Nov. 19, 1860.
Por the State Convention.
Mr. Editor:?After consultation with citizens'
from the various portions of our District, the names'
of the following gentlemen are respectfully pro1
posed to represent the District of Anderson iti fftd
State Convention, which will assemble on the 17th
of December proximo* It is believed, from their
long standing i? the* community, firmness, nbility
and experience in legislation, they will command
the confidence of the people of the District, and.
worthily represent them.
Hon. J. L. ORR.
Hose. J. N. WHITNER,
Hon. R. F. SIMPSON.
Hon. J. P. REED.
Gkn. S. M. WILKES.
Mr. Editor .-?The following ticket, for a seat in
the State Convention, will bo cordially supported
and voted for by co-operatiouists and separata
Hon. R. F. SIMrSON.
Hon. J. L. ORB.
Hon. J. P. REED
Rev. B. F. MAULDIN.
F. E. HARRISON.
We arcauihorized to announce Capt. II. R
VASD-FTEK a** sandidate for Clerk of the Courtt
at the next election.
Jisg- The friends of Col. F. A. HOKE nnnouuee
hiru a candidate for Clerk of the Court for Ander?
son District at the next election.
JB^* The imy tenraXfrc* XLU AII WEBB, Esq.,
would annoxnee him as-ruanndidate for Clerk of the'
Court for Anders? Distvrct at the next election.
To the Voten of And*7aon District:
"Many FniExn?" baue announced my name as'
a candidate for Clerk of She Court at the ensuing,
election, and it is due to them, as well as to tho'
voters of the District generally, that I should -hake'
a response to the announcement. At the close of
my last canvass, I stated publicly that I did not'
expect to be again a candidate, and my purpose
remained unshaken until December last, when toy
situation was in many respects greatly changed?
owing to my misfortune, which is known to the
I was born and reared, in this District, and am,
perhaps, the oldesi evfmn of this ttrwe?basae rd*
wayw resided here, and hope that my bones may'
repose in her soil. I have received many favors
from my fellow-citizens, and have tried to discharge
the trust they have so long confided to me with
courtesy, zeal and strict fidelity. My past services
and performance in the office is thebest guarantee'
I can offer the District for a fnlthful discharge of
its duties in the future. Many voters, therefore,
and my friends generally ore authorized to use my
name as a candidate for re-election.
WILL BE SOLD, at the late residence of the un?
dersigned, Similes North of Anderson, on Wednes?
day the 12th- day of December next, Com, Fodder,
Shucks, Stock of different kinds, and various other
Terms made; known on day of sale.
Nov. 22; T860 15 2t
South Carolina and Tennessee !!
ANY- person, desirous to remove out of Anderson
District and' South Carolina before she withdraws
from the Union, and desiring of moving to Tennes?
see, can be accommodated by the undersigned, as
he has 500 acres of land in Tennessee which he
will exchange for land in Anderson.
F. C. v. BORSTEL.
Nov. 22; I860 15 3t
THIS company will parade this afternoon at of,
o'clock, at the-usual place of rendezvous. Blem
bers are-required to attend punctually.
By order of the Captain.
S. BLECKLEY, Sec. and Treas.
Nov.22,18G0 15 It
FOR' ? SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY!!!
THE Uniem having been virtually dissolved by the
election*of old Abe Lincoln, the sectional candi?
date, as*PWesident, a Mass Meeting of the citizens
of Andbrsen and Pickens Districts is proposed to
be held1 aft Greenwood, near McCann & Smith's
store, on Thursday, the 29th inst., for the purpose
of considering the solemn crisis in our public af?
fairs, and organizing for the defence of our coun?
try, our honor and our firesides. The ladies, ever
present in everything good and glorious, are ear?
nestly invited to be presont.
Capt, Owens' Band of music are requested to be,
D K. HAMILTON, Col. JAS. LONQ^
T H. McCANN, WM. FORD,
G. W. CONNOR, J. M. SMITH,
Dr. J. W. EARLE, R. M. PICKENS,
G. D. BARR, J. F. WYATT,
J B. BOGGS, ROBERT PICKENS,
T. H. RUSSELL, Q. W. RANKIN,
HATS! HATST ~
A large and well selected stock of Boys and Genta*
Hats and Caps, embracing all that is new and desi*
rable, at SHARPE & WATSON'S.
Nov..n.lSC& 12- tf.