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'ashin'gton, December 14.?There is
good reason to believe that Gen. Cass nr
tends to resign as Secretary of State.
Indeed, it is reported that the President
has his resignation before him, but trill
endeavor to dissuade him from resigning.
This is probably true.
Later.?It is said that the principal
eause of Secretary Cass' resignation was
the refusal of the President to srengthen
the fortifications in Charleston Harbor;
the former believing that the present
force there was certain to be sacrificed to
the fury of the secessionists. The Presi?
dent said he was well assured that no at?
tempt will bo made on the fortifications,
unless reinforced. He, therefore, consid?
ers that Col. Anderson and his men stand
in no danger of attack.
"Washington, Dec. 15.?Tho Hon. Dan?
iel Dickinson has been tendered the post
of Secretary of State, in the place of Gen.
Cass, resigned. Great regret is expressed
in all circles at the resignation of Gen.
Gen. Scott has expressed the opinion,
that additional forces should be sent to
South Carlina for the protection of the
public property. The President, however,
is still opposed to any such course for pru?
dential reasons, and being apprehensive
that it would augment tho present excite?
The publication of the manifesto from
thirty members of Congress, from Ala?
bama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Missis?
sippi, Texas, Louisiana, and North and
South Carolina, has produced a depressing
effect on the conservative sentiment here,
and many declare as their opinion that a
large portion of the Southern people are
opposed to any compromise.
It is reported that Judge Douglas in?
tends to make a coercion speech next
Several conciliatory measures were pro?
posed to-day in the committee of thirty
three. Speeches were made and opinions
were interchanged, but no decisive action
was reached. The committee has adjounr
ed until Monday.
Washington, December 16.?It was
understood here yesterday that Daniel S.
Dickinson, of Now York, was to succeed
Gen. Cass in the Control of tho State De?
partment. To-day, however, the Cabinet
programme has been changed, and Attor?
ney General Black will be Secretary of |
State instead of Dickinson, Gen. Caleb
Gushing, it is thought, will be nominated
for the vacant seat on the Supreme
! Leading men of Missouri here are pri?
vately-discussing the expediency of sepa?
rate independence, so that that State may
not bo involved in the extreme secession
Postmaster General Holt is convales?
cent. The other day he discharged a
clerk for sporting a secession cockade.
Among the resolutions which will be
submitted to the House at an early day.
is one of instruction to the Judiciary Com?
mittee, looking to an amendment of the
Neutrality Laws, so that, in addition to
preventing.fillibustering expeditions into
foreign countries, they may also restrain
the volunteers of' one JjfetU Ir^ffl^^n^gjnj^
another State for the purpose of aiding in
the resistance to the Federal laws,..
A number of Senators and members of
Congress?Mr. Douglas included?have
prepared speeches strongly in favor of co?
? Washington. December 15.?Tho Pres?
ident has issued a Proclamation, appoint?
ing the fourth of January as a day of Fast?
ing, Humiliation and Prayer, in order to
avert the alarming and immediate politi?
cal danger and fearful distress and panic
now threatening the country. He says
that all hope now seems to have deserted
the minds of men in this hour of calamity
and peril, and to whom can we resort to
for relief but to God ? His omnipotent
arm alono can save us from tho awful ef?
fects of our crimes and follies.
Washington, December 15.?Tho fol?
lowing is a reliable copj" of the Southern
To our Constituents : The argument
is exhausted: all hopo of relief in the Un
through the agency of Committees,
agresioual legislation, or Constitution
y &. amendments, is extinguished, and wo
trust tho South will not bo deceived by
appearances, or pretence, or guarantees.
In our judgment, tho Republicans are
resolute in their purpose to grant nothing
that will or ought to satisfy the South.
We are satisfied that the honor, safety
and independence of the Southorn people
require the organization of a Southern
Confederacy?a result to be obtained on?
ly by separate State secession; and that
the primary object of each slavcholding
State ought to be its speedy and absolute
separation from a union with hostile
J. L. Pugh, David Clopton, Sydenham
Moore, J. L. M. Curry, J. A. Stallworth,
(Representatives,) Alabama; A. Iverson,
(Senator,) J. H. W- Underwood, L. J.
Gartrell, James Jackson, J. J. Jones, M.
J. Crawford, (Representatives,) Georgia;
G. S. Hawkins, (Representative,) Florida;
T. C. Hindman, (Representative,) Arkan?
sas; Jefferson Davis, A. G. Brown, (Sen?
ators,) W. Barksdale, O. R. Singleton,
Reuben Davis, (Representatives,) Missis?
sippi; Burton Graige, Thomas Ruffin,
(Representatives,) North Carolina; John
Slidell, J. P. Benjamin, (Senators,) J. M.
Landrum, (Representative,) Louisiana;
L. Wigfall, J. W. Hemphill, (Senators,)
J. H. Reagan, (Representative,) Texas;
M. L. Bonham, W. P. Miles, J. McQueen,
J. D. Ashmore, (Representatives,) South
Washington News.?Richmond, De?
cember 15.?There are a great many per?
sons who coincide with Mr. Rives in the
views expressed in his letter to Mr. Bote
ler, that a firm and dignified demand by
the South for her Constitutional rights
would be considered by the North. The
moro general sentiment, however, is that
a dissolution of the Union cannot be avoid?
ed, and further, that Virginia will be com?
pelled to go with the South.
Washington, Dec. 16.?Leading gen?
tlemen from Missouri are privately discus?
sing- the question of erecting Missouri into
ft separate and independent nationality,
so that State-may not be involved in the
extreme secession movement.
Postmaster General Holt is convale.
THURSDAY MORNING, DECK. 20, I860.
JAMES A. HOYT, Editor.
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A Word to our Friends.
The Intelligencer has been issued for several
months, and our friends have had the opportunity
of judging as to its merits. If our humble ufforts
to give the public an interesting journal have met
with approval,we ask that those disposed to sustain
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position, we shall be more than gratified. And if
success only awaits us by truckling and playi.ng the
base sycophant?in bending "the pregnant hinges
of the knee, that thrift may follow fawning," then
we shall never reach the good of our ambition.?
After an experience of twelve years in the various
stages of newspaper life, we can appreciate the
difficulties that environ the pathway of a journalist,
and steer clear somewhat of the quicksands and
shoals upon which thousands have been "wrecked.
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pursuing cither too tame or too reckless a course ;
and while uttering opinions with all the clearness
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at least another each to enter upon our books with
the new year. The subscription price in but a
trifle, and no one is so poverty-stricken, even in
these hard times, that they cannot afford it.
We arc requested to state that the Rev.
Aliiert A. Morse will preach on next Sabbath
morning, if Providence permit,on the Reformation
Gen. W. W. Harlee, of Marion, was elected on
Friday last to the post of Lieutenant Governor of
L 0. 0. F.
The members of Jocasscc Lodge, we arc reques?
ted to state, will bear in mind that the election of
officers will take place on Friday evening, 21st.
inst. A full attendance is desired.
The following named young gentlemen of this
District have received appointments to the State
Arsenal for the coming year, viz : E. B. Fkatii
erston, T. C. Fe.vtherstox, Geo. R. Dean und
W. S. Swords.
No paper will be issued from this ofScc next
week. The Devil claims Christmas for holiday
amusements, and as the State is going out of the
je is preparing for a "glorious i?prce" to
r-nrnTmirmrMllP fijf^ We have, therefore,
yielded to his wishes in the im^^^?B^Igj^cd
to suspend work for one week.
Tho GaiUard School at GreenvUle, IS. C.
We have before us a catalogue of the above insti?
tution, which has been in operation during the past
year and been successful to a nattering degree. In
both male and female departments, there'aavc been
120 students. This School is named it, honor of |
our clerical and respected friend, the Rev. S. S.
Gaillard, and is located in the plcasantcst part of |
the pleasant village o!;' Greenville. The catalogue
is from the press of McJuxkix & Bailey, of the
Enterprise, and is an excellent recommendation of ]
their typographical taste and skill.
This body was engaged last week for the most
part in disscussing two measures, namely, tbe bill
to provide an armed military force and the proprie?
ty of adjourning over to Charleston.
On Monday night the two Houses ratified the
bill to provide a Board of Ordnance and Ordnance
Bureau, and a bill to provide an Armed Military
Force. This last measure is one of vast importance
and interest to this section, and we regret that we
connot publish the act in this issue.
Both Houses concurred in the resolution to ad?
journ on Monday evening to meet in Charleston on
to-day (Thursday) at 10 o'clock a. m. We trust
that the apprehension and dread experienced by
many members, who were not disposed to risk the
small pox in Columbia, will now bo quieted, and
that the business of the country will proceed with?
out further interruption of that sort.
The Charleston Mercury.
This staunch, reliable and able ndvocate of j
Southern rights aud independence comes to our
sanctom daily and with the utmost regularity. We
feel under obligations for tho exchange, and beg to
express our thanks for the liberality shown. Those
who desire to sustain the best newspaper in the
South, should subscribe for the Mercury. Its col?
umns are always filled with the latest, most varied
and interesting intelligence, whilo in its editorials
thero is pre-eminent ability and high-toned South?
We have heard that there were other journals
published in tho Queen city?indeed, not many
monthssincc, we were in their offices; but through
some causo or other, they ignore our existence,
and tacitly refuse to acknowledge the usual courte?
sies. Very _ well, Messieurs; we will strive to
weather the discouragement.
Gov. F. W. Pickens.
The Legislature, on Friday last, elected the Hon.
F. W. Pickens, of Edgeficld, Governor and Com
mandcr-in-Chief of South Carolina for two years.
Although he was not our first choice, nor our sec?
ond, for the responsible post to which he has been
elevated, yet Gov. Pickens is a man of considera?
ble ability, sound discretion and enlarged political
experience. He has been in public life for a long
series of years, held high and important trusts,
and discharged their duties with fidelity and hon?
or to himself and his friends. At this important
period of the State's history, no higher compliment
to his fitness and capacity could be given than his
elevation to the Chief Magistracy of the indepen?
dent Republic of South Carolina-. We trast that
he will administer the government with that pru?
dence, wisdom, firmness and enlightened policy
which is requisite at this critical hour.
The inauguration of Gov. Pickens took place
on Monday last.
The-N. Y. Seventh Regiment intend to visit Eng.
The Dying Tear.
- The fleeting moments of time?the drear, gloomy
weather?the -whistling winds of December, re?
mind us that the year is fading, failing, flickering
and will soon be gone forever. Gone ! with its joys
and sorrows, griefs and happiness, felicity and
sadness! Gone! leaving behind no visible trace
save the impress of great, momentous events which
have transpired in its calendar. Gone, aye, forev?
er ! The hopeful pilgrim on life's journey, whose
sky was cloudless and bright at the beginning, may
know only disappointment, Borrow and the pangs
of woe at the closing of the year. And the child of
grief, into whose heart no ray of cheerful sunlight
beamed, may now be wearing the ineffable smile of
the purest earthly joy. Thus it is with life! Let
each one look inwardly and find that experience
confirms the exclamation. To many the lesson
drawn thence will be bitter?to others, it will have
a sweet consolation. The Father of Mercies has
dispensed unto all that which will meet their wants
and operate for their everlasting good!
To our country?this asylum for the oppressed,
and refuge of civil and religious liberty?the year
18G0 has been one of the most marked and singular
which its history shall record of the present cen?
tury. In the spring-time, when hearts and minds
are usually bright and filled with joy, clouds of
portentous significance began to lower over our
land. A political struggle ensued?its first conse?
quence was the disseverance and breaking up of
tho only party which held in its grasp tho constitu?
tion and government of our fathers?its result
caused a black pall to overspread the patriot's hor?
izon ; and while the autumn leaves are falling, the
gloom thickens, and in the general obscurity and
darkness which follows, the last vestige of hope for
our country's salvation is swallowed up. The deed
is done, and the massive pillars of government tot?
ter and Call to the ground.
But amid this gloom and midnight darkness,
there beams forth a radiant star?its pure rays are
seen, and they guide one section of this mighty
Republic from out the ruins of the temple. The
patriot fixes his gaze upon that star, and with an
exulting shout, wrests the palladium of liberty,
justice and equality from the deep abyss wherein
it was plunged, and places it once more in the
broad light of day. Henceforth, it will abide with
those who reverence the principles of '76, and who
have not forgotten the example of their heroic
fathers ! The days of 'GO are linked with those
of Revolutionary memory. *
Alabama and Mississippi.
The Commissioners from these States, accreuited
to our State Convention, arrived in Columbia on
Friday last. Hon. John A. Elmore represents Ala?
bama, and the Hon. C. E. Hooker from Mississippi.
They have rightfully received a warm welcome to
our State, and they come to urge action and not
delay in this crisis. They come, clothed with au?
thority, to assure the people of South Carolina that
their States are ready to unite their fortunes and
join hands with us, in seeking deliverance from the
bondage and enslavement prepared hy Northern
hords for Southern freemen. They do not, on the
other hand, come crouching and pleading for an
independent sovereignty to stay her action that
this putrificd Union, which has become a stench
in the nostrils of all honest patriots, may longer be
preserved and our equality sacrificd thereby. Then,
thrice welcome to the messengers from the gallant
We have no honeyed word* to use in regard to
delegations or commissioners expected in Colum?
bia from more Northern States, and whose design
is to urge delay and defeat action. As gentlemen,
they should be treated respectfully; but we detest
-acy-proposal of. comprnffiiaC) fifnoolbing over evils
and aggressions, or hearkening to nppcals of Uni?
on-savers. The promptest check should be givon
It is said that Virginia will send a commission
to our Convention, and beseech us to wait, for a
time. For what ? To ultimately submit, we fear.
Besides, when the soil of Virginia had been
ruthlessly invaded and the blood of her citizens
drawn by midnight assassins, an intelligent and
accomplished gentleman was empowered by the
Legislature of this State to proceed at once to her
capital, and urge a conference of the Southern
Slates upon the aggressions and manifold evils in?
flicted upon us by the Northern people. How was
Mr. Memmin?er received ! Politely enough, it is
true, but Virginia declared that she was compe?
tent to take care of herself then, and we would have
her answered in the same spirit now. She cannot
think for South Carolina, arxl her temporizing
and tame policy will not meet what the times de
Encouraging Signs from the Empire State.
We mean, of course, the Empire State of the
South, our twin-sister over the Savannah. On an
exchange, the other day, came the following su?
perscription from a Georgia P. Master : " For
South Carolina, the good secession State. Keep
the ball moving?Georgia will soon be with you."
On opening the paper, the Louisville Journal met
our eyes. We dare say this endorsement is full
aa much disunion ns ever tho Journal came
freighted with, and Prentice will likely repudiate
On another exchange from Georgia, we find the
following : '-We are ready to go with South Car?
olina." The editorials in this, however, sustain
the secession movement, and battle manfully for
resistance. The Dalton Times is the journal, and
we extend it cordial wishes for success in the glo?
rious struggle now being made in that region.
In addition to the above, we had an interesting
conversation, on Monday, with a valued friend of
lang syne, who is fresh from the western country.
He gave hopeful and cheering intelligence from
Arkansas, and the intermediate States. He is a
Georgian by birth, education and residence, and
knows the sentiment of his own section thorough?
ly. In his county (Jackson) there are about
enongh Union men to form a corporal's guard, and
in Clarke county, (the residence of Hon. Howell
Cobb,) not one man can be paraded who will sub?
mit?all are for prompt, immediate and separate
secession. Add to what we have stated in the
foregoing, that almost daily we hear identical re?
ports from upper counties in Georgia; that it is
morally certain the lower section has been ready
all the time, while middle Georgia is rapidly be?
coming sccessioni2ed, and there can no longer be
entertained a doubt that resistance is meant by
the gallant, glorious and powerful people who re?
side across the blue Savannah, and that resistance
is to be made by the most efficient means?disun?
ion. Let the welkin ring with cheers for the Em?
pire State !
Gov. Pickens has appointed Col. Beaufort T.
Watts Private Secretary. Col. Watts has retained
this confidential position for years, discharging
his duties faithfully and with satisfaction to every
Executive he has been connected with in office.
The steamship Nashville, from New York,
brought 200 boxes, and the George's Creek, 18
boxes, containing arms for this State.
The Davis Guard, of Houston, Texas, have sent
Ian order to Messrs. Jackson & Co., of Charleston,
The Southern Literary Messenger.
"We have for several yeare urged upon the peo?
ple of this section the necessity of supporting
Southern journals and magazines, 4and frequently
referred to the Southern Literary Messenger as a
magazine conducted with true Southern feelings,
and containing sound sentiment, besides being
richly worth the subscription price in all respects.
Now that we arc to leave Northern productions to
look for support elsewhere than from the South, it
is important that we should build up Southern en?
terprises, and sustain home energy, industry and
talent by every possible means. In no other sphere
can this npirit be exemplified with such lasting
benefits in comparison to the outlay necessary,
than by supporting, sustaining and patronizing
the Southern press, which is a mighty lever in de?
fence of our interests and institutions. The ne?
cessity o:f this will be recognized by every one,
and at this particular time we desire to impress
the fact upon the attention of our readers. The
Northern press, becoming impudent and inso?
lent after draining the Southern people for a sup?
port, have, with few exceptions, been engaged in
this uncoasing warfare upon our section, and has
done more to inflame the popular mind against
slavery than any other influence. Are we yet to
bow to their oppressive yoke, and submit to their
insulting words and base falsehoods ? No, thank
Heaven ! and the first step should be to discard
every newspaper or magazine published north of
Mason and Dixon's line; and then turning to our
section, subscribe the same amount, or double the
price, to a Southern publication. In a few years,
by pursuing such a course, Southern literature
will be enriched greatly and become cheaper, be?
cause the vehicles for its dissemination are not
left to eke out a miserable sustenance, ns has been
the experience of most enterprises heretofore.
To the end hinted a't in the foregoing, we take
peculiar pride and pleasure in recommending most
cordially and honestly the Southern Literary Mes
senger, published at Richmond, Va., at three dol?
lars per annum, in advance. For several years
we have been an attentive and interested reader
of this magazine, and with the utmost truthfulness
we can aver that it is second to none published in
America in point of ability, interest and sound
reading. Free from the insane ravings of fanati?
cal writers, its pages enriched with the productions
of the best Southern authors, either in romance,
essays or biographies, and printed in most admi?
rable stylo, the Messenger justly claims a liberal
patronage from the Southern public. As this is
the season for making or renewing subscriptions
to magazines, we earnestly hope that the merits of
this periodical may not be overlooked. For an in?
dication of its opinions upon the rights of the
South and the remedy of secession, we refer the
reader to the article published on our fourth page.
At a. regular convocation of Wynne Council, No.
4, held December 17,.1860, the following brethren
were duly elected to serve this Council for the
next tmMiing Masonic year :
J. K CLABK, Thrice 111. G. M.
S. H. Lancston, II. of T.
J, F. Wilson, C. of W.
M. Lksseii, C. of G.
John B. Moore, C. of C.
II. B. Arnold, Recorder.
F. ft v. B?rstel, Treas.
E. F. Mlrraii, Steward.
An Appeal to the Public.
The undersigned have been appointed by the
members of the Palmetto Biflcmcn to appeal re?
spectfully, but earnestly, to the public in behalf of
that corps?presenting the circumstances which
surround it, and solicit material aid from friends
For the last several years, the subject of farm?
ing a volunteer corps of infantry in this town,
uniformed and equipped most thoroughly, has en?
gaged the attention and energy of a few young
men. Their desire was to organize, upon a sub?
stantial basis, a company calculated to reflect cred?
it upon themselves and the community, and pre?
pared to respond promptly to any emergency that
might require their services. Their efforts result?
ed in forming the Palmetto Riflemen, numbering
at this time upwards of fifty men, who have been
ofllccred und drilled for several months, and who
had become hopeful that success was perching up?
on their standard. Proceeding upon this, the ne?
cessary steps were taken to havc^hc Company in?
corporated. In the meanwhile, the emergency
for which we were anxiously preparing has
arison?the State has called for volunteers to stand
in readiness for action. The corps we represent
is desirous of responding to that call, but a provis?
ion jf the law requires that our numbers shall he
augmented before we can be accepted. We need
men?active, efficient and brave men, Avho are wil?
ling to hazard their all in defence of Sonth Caro?
lina and the Southern cause. Numbers in the
neighborhood would promptly join our ranks, were
it not for the expense of the uniform ; though the
amount required is small, yet they are not prepar?
ed lo expend that money for the purpose indicated
and consequently they are silently allowing others
to take the lead and bear the burden of the times.
Hence, we are constrained to make this appeal to
the generosity, liberality and patriotism of those
wh 7 arc not expected to enlist in defence of their
section, that they may understand our situation
and afford that relief which is necessary to our ex?
istence as an independent corps. Those who are
alrefidy enrolled chiefly comprise ardent, aspiring
young men, who desire "a place in the picture," if
Carolina needs the strong arm of her brave sons
to assist in her deliverance from tyranny and op?
pression. Others there are who feel the same pa?
triotic desire, and in their behalf, we confidently
appeal to our public-spirited citizens for assis?
tance. Let it not be said, in the hour of trial,
that young men were forced to disband because
lu:re was held above patriotism. But rather than
this, fellow-citizens, give your* last dollar to aid in
the noble cause.
We respectfully beg leave to propose a plan for
those who are willing to assist us. The uniform
will cost between ?12 and S16, the estimate rest?
ing upon the price paid for making it up. It will
be of Southern cloth, with Southern-ma?e hats,
&c. Now, we propose that an effort be made to
rtnse by subscription $300, which will uniform 24
n en, and complete the number we desire. The
subscriptions might be $10 and upwards, and the
vhole amount raised with little effort. When the
money is ready, the men will be found in our
If this plan is not acted upon, each one disposed
10 aid us might select some worthy young man and
present him with a uniform. Those who wish to
avoid the trouble of either case, will have their
rioncy properly expended by naming to either of
the undersigned what they are willing to give.
The Riflemen will parade on next Saturday af?
ternoon, and we respectfully invite those who arc
interested in our success, and are willing to con?
tribute to our advancement, to be present at that
time and evince their liberality and public spirit.
JAMES A. HOYT.
W. W. HUMPHREYS,
J. C. C. FEATHERSTON,
JAMES II. WHITNER.
Anderson, S. C, December 18, 1860.
Anderson Division, No. 20, S. of T.
At a regular meeting of this Division, held on
Tuesday evening last, the following brethren were
chosen to serve a.?; officers for the ensuing term:
A. B. Tow;ers, W. P.
' W. W. H?Hr-nitEYS, W. A.
H. Manlt Darlington, R. S.
J. II. Gleason, A. It. S.
John Millwee. F. S.
S. M. Fant, Treas.
R. M. Cuskscu.es, Conductor.
B. S. Smith, A. C.
11. A. ANDERSON, I. S.
W. C. Herndon, 0. S.
The installation of diese officers Trill take place
in the Court House on Tuesday night, the 1st of
January, 1861. The public generally, and Indie's
especially arc invited to be present on the occa?
sion. Several addresses may be expected.
The State Convention.
The sovereign Convention of the people of this
State assembled on Monday, at noor*, in the Bap?
tist Church of Columbia. The decorations inside
the building were a blue silk^flag, with gilt fringe,
presented by the ladies of Charleston, which was
suspended over the rostrum, and bore the words,
"South Carolina Convention, 18G0." On the rc
ve.-se, a Palmetto/ having on its trunk an open Bi?
ble, with the words, "God is our refuge and
strength?ever present to help in time of trouble,
therefore will wo not fear, though the earth be re?
moved, and though the mountains bej carried into
the sea. The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God
of Jacob is our refuge."
On motion of ex-Gov. Adams, Gen. D. F. Jami?
son was requested to act as chairman, pro tem.
On motion,;the Chairman was requested to ap?
point a temporary secretary. . Col. T. T. Simons,
of Charleston, was requested to act in that capac?
The roll was called and the majority of delegates
Tho rttctiorr Tor permanent President of the
Convention was then gone into, nnd on the fourth
ballot resulted in the choice of Gen. D. F. Jami?
son, of Barnwcll.
Mr. Inglis, of Cheraw, offered a resolution, pro?
viding that when this body adjourns, it will be to
meet in Charleston on the 18th, and that the dele?
gation from that city be requested to secure a
A considerable debate sprung up on this resolu?
tion, which was participated in by Messrs. Miles,
Kcitt, Inglis and others. The resolution was adop?
ted, and the Convention took a recess until 7
o'clock, p. m.
Upon re-assembling, the President introduced
Col. Elmore, Commissioner from Alabama, who ad?
dressed the Convention at some length. He an?
nounced that as to the mode and measure of the
remedy for our existing evils, the State of Ala?
bama coincides with the views entertained by the
people of South Carolina. He said that if the is?
sue of war was brought upon us, and the right to
secede was denied, Alabama was prepared to ar?
gue that question with steel. He announced, and
was so requested to announce to this State by the
Governor of Alabama, that that State would nc
ccde when her Convention met on the 14th of Jan?
uary, by a majority of forty in the Convention.
It was all important, he said, that there should be
no delay, no faltering now, on the part of South
Hon. C. E. Hooker, Commissioner from Missis?
sippi, addressed the Convention immediately
after Col. Elmore. He expressed his gratification
at the courtesy and hospitality he had received
since his arrival here, and said it was an indication
of the strong tics and unanimity of sentiment that
existed bciweeu the-people.of .Mississippi and
South Carolina. He said that he had heard that
day the inaugural address of the Governor elect,
and that there was not one sentiment contained
therein that wonld not -have received the same
plaudits in Mississippi that it received here.
- He stated that at a recent county Convention,
when it was announced that South Carolina had
elected secession delegates with entire unanimity,
the large assembly rose as one man and announced
thai they would stand by South Carolina, come
weal or woe
He said that at one time ho had thought it
would be belter to have concerted action among
the Southern States, but. he was now convinced
that the separate and independent action of each
Slate was the proper course. If the Federal Gov?
ernment should forget, he said, the principles up
ou which the government was founded, and at?
tempt coercion, the first Federal gun that was fired
would bring thousands of willing hearts and strong
arms from .Mississippi, to the aid of South Caro?
The President drew attention to the following
resolutions, which had been offered previous to the
recess, nnd on which the yeas and nays had been
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Conven?
tion that the State of South Carolina should forth?
with secede from the Federal Union known as the
United States of America.
Resolved, That a committee of seven members
be appointed to draft an ordinance proper to be
adopted by this Convention, and in order to ac?
complish the object, all individual members, desi?
ring to submit a draft or scheme for' such ordi?
nance be requested to hand in the same, without
delay, to said committee.
Resolved, That the act of the General Assembly
of this State providing for the assembling of this
Convention be referred to the same committee,
with instructions to consider and report thereon.
The resolutions were ndoptccf without a dissent?
ing voice. ?
The Convention then adjourned to meet in
Charleston on Tuesday at 4 o'clock, p. m.
For the Intelligencer.
" Porsnairt to a call, a meeting was held at An?
derson on. the 15th day of December, for the pur?
pose of forming a company of "Mounted Ban?
Prof. Thomas Hall was called to the Chair, and
Jo. Berry Sloan appointed Secretary.
On motion, of F. E. Harrison, a committee of
six, to wit: F. E. Harrison, Col. John H. Mar?
shall, C. C. Langston, Maj. F. C. v.'Borstel and
Jo. Berry Sloan, were appointed to draft a consti?
tution and bye-laws?tc recommend a suitable uni?
form and arms. To this committee the Chairman
was afterwards added. The meeting then adjourn?
ed, to meet at Anderson C. H. on Saturday next,
the 22d inst., at 10 o'clock, a. m., for the purpose
of hearing the report of the committee.
All persons desirous of connecting themselves
with the Company are requested to attend at that
time, as it is proposed to elect officers at that
JO. BERRY SLOAN, Secretary.
The Joint Committee on Federal Relations of
the North Carolina Legislature has made a report,
recommending the call of a State Convention, to
be assembled on the 18th of February next, for
the purpose of considering the course best to be
pursued by that State in the present crisis.
In a long letter on the present national trouble,
addressed to a gentleman of Mississippi, Hon John
Bell opposes secession, favors a conference of the
Southern States, and expresses the belief that the
people of the North are this day prepared to agree
to any fair and reasonable plan of adjustment
which such a conference would propose.
The most fortunate man that we know of nowa?
days is Sharp?, the maker of rifles. We hare aa
idea that he looks upon the present difficulties witi
the pious resignation that an undertaker docs upon
a prevailing epidemic.
A physician named A. H. Burrett and his wife,
were on Monday last warned to leave New Orleans,
because of uttering abolition sentiments.
Governor Harris has issued a proclamation call?
ing an extra session of the Legislature of Tennes?
see, to meet on the 7th January, the same day oo
which the Virginia Legislature is caned together.
The Legislature of Kentucky will also, probably,
assemble at the same time.
Capt. West, who went to Truxillo after General
Walker's remains, has returned without then, is
consequence of an Hondurian law prohibiting tXr
Col. Rudler was weU, humanely treated, and
hoping for a speedy release.
The Lynn shoe trade is very much depressed m
consequence of Southern disturbances. Handrad?
of meu are lying idle.
Thirteen thousand letters, supposed" to crmt*m
lottery circulars, were mailed at Charlcstown, Ce?
cil county, Md., on Tuesday last.
The fine St. Louis and New Orleans Steam Pack?
et Flying Cloud was burned to the water's edge 03
the night of the 9th. No lives lost.
It is estimated that on the 1st of Jan., 1861, Iber?
will be 400 miles of railroad in Texas, and still the
work ha.', but just fairly commenced.
The State of Georgia, by the new census, aae* s>
population of 1,075,977?an increase of-61,069
Montgomery county, Ala , has a population of
36,060, of whom 23,752 are slaves.
Hon. Bedford Brown has introduced in tire
North Carolina Legislature a bill appointing four
commissioners to proceed to Columbia, and appeal
to South Carolina to suspend any action by which
secession may be accomplished, and to wait a com?
mon consultation through a convention of all the
The Alexandria Gazette says that the nuB* for
the manufacture of cloth in Virginia have ordenr
to fill that will keep them busy until May next.
The demand is from all parts of the South, and'
from New-Orleans there are large orders for ??Vir
giuia homespun." ^
Governor MagofSn, of Kentucky, has ordered u
motion in the supreme court of that State for u
writ of mandamus against Governor Deunison, of
Ohio, growing,out of the latter's refusal to surren?
der a fugitive upon the requisition from the Exec?
utive of Kentucky. If the motion fails, other steps
will be immediately taken.
It is rumored in Charleston, on reliable authori?
ty, that General Scott urged the Secretary of War
to send six companies of artillery from Fortrcaa
Monroe to Charleston. Mr. Floyd said he would,
cut off his right arm before ho would write auch
Major Henry C. Wayne, of the ?. S. Army, #a?
elected unanimously to the office of Adjutant
General of the State of Georgia, by the Senate on
GOLD is MONEY?Dental material is Gold: and
th.ejjdttreJ_nAU.st havo thg_P4Srt ffa Dental aor
vice, or keep my Gold.
J. T. HORNS.
Bee. 20, 1SG0 19 tf
PERSONS interested will take notice that the
streets and side-walks of the Town of Anderson
will be let out for the ensuing year on Friday, the
28th inst., at 10 o'clock, A. M.
? Proposals for the contract wiU be received by
me until that day.
By order of the Town Council.
S. BEBCKLEY, Clerk of Council.
Anderson, S. C, Dec. 18, 18G0 13?It
Attention, Palmetto Riflemen!
YOG are hereby ordered to be and appear at the
usual place of rendezvous on next Saturday, (tho
22d inst.) at 21 o'clock, P. M.
J. H. WHITNER, Captain.
Dec. 19, 1860
There will be an extra meeting of the corps im?
mediately after parade, for the purpose of" receiv?
ing applications for memberships.
By order of the Captain.
? S. BLECKLEY, Secretary^
WILLIAM II. PERRY, having been admitted to
the Bar, is associated with his father, BurjaKHt
F. Perry, in tho practice of Law on the Western
Circuit, under the firm of PERRY & PERRY.
They will attend the Courts of "Abbeville, Ander?
son, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg and Lau
Their office and address is Greenville, Cf. H.,
S. C. ''
Dec. 20, 1860 1? 4t
By virtue of various writs of FIcra Facias to ta?
dircctcd, I will expose i?> sale on Snleday in Jan?
uary ncrt, within the usual hours of sale, before
the Court House door at Anderson, the following
property, to wit:
One Tract or Lot of Land, containing two acres,
bounded by lands of Wilson Hall, levied' on ?s the
property of William Wagstaff, at the suit of J. B.
Moore and A. J. Major.
One Lot in the Town of Anderson, containing
one acre, and bounded by lots of John J. Brown
and Alexander Evins, levied on as the property oi
Thomas Anderson, at the suit of Wm. M. Os
One Tract of Land, containing one hundred and
thirteen acres, on branches of Hen-Coop Creek,
waters of Rocky River, and bounded by lands of
Oily Mattison, T. T. Wright, Brown Haynie, and
others, levied on as the property of G. W. May?,
at the suit of Wm. Magce and others.
One Lot in the Town of Honea Path,' containing
three fourths of an acre, bounded by Lots of Jamea
L. Brock, and the Greenville Railroad and others.,
levied on by virtue of a Foreign Attachment, as the
property of A. J. Brock, at the suit of John M.
Geer and James L. Brock.
One sorrel mule and one Buggy and Harness,
levied on as the property of <ieorge W. Hammond,
at the suit of Sloan, Mageo & Co.
One lofin the town of Williamston, containing
two aores^-and bounded by lots of John Smith, J.
L. Orr and others, levied on as the property of
J. G. Wilson, H. T. Tustin and Enochs Nelson, at
the suit of David Humphreys.
One Buggy and Harness, levied on as the prop?
erty of Wm. Jones, at the suit of Smith & Clark,
J. D. M. BOBBINS, s.a.d.
Sheriff's OttTcc, L>cc. 12,1860 18?La
ANDERSON DIVISION, NO. 20.
MEETS regularly on every Tuesday evening at 7
o'clock. Members are requested to be punctual in
By order of tho W. P.
- ,e-i ?- a FEATHE&6T0N? Bj,ft
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