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OFFICIAL RETURN
OF THE ELECTION IN THIS DISTRICT, OCTOBER, I860.
LEGISLATURE.
TAX COLLECTOU.
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Stantonville,
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SPEECH OF HON. R F. PERRY,
?tMvered ai Anderson C. B. October lQth, 1860.
CORRESPONDENCE.
Anderson C. H., S. C, \
October 11, 1860. /
Hon. B. F. Perry?Pear Sir: We, the under?
signed, citizens of Anderson, appreciating the mo?
tives and sentiments in your speech delivered in I
our Court House on yesterday, respectfully request
ft-copy of yonr speech for publication. Your com?
pliance with this request will greatly oblige us.
? Yours very respectfully,
ISIIAM W. TAYLOR,
JOHN MILLWEE,
JAMES WILSON,
R. H. HUBBARP,
B. A. MeALISTER,
N. MeALISTER,
J. E. ENGLAND,
A. M. HOLLAND,
_ _ PAYIP M. WATSON,
W. N. MAJOR,
? JOHN WILSON,
B. F. CRAYTON.
Btnsox HorsE, October 12, I860.
Gentlemen: I herewith send you a copy of my
speech, written most hurriedly last night, and now
I have not time to even read it and correct its many
errors. Yours, &c,
B. F
Isuam W. Tatlor and otuers.
^ " SPEECH.
Friends and Fellow-Citizkns :
I appear before you, in compliance with your re?
quest, yesterday evening. I do so from my respect
for you and not in any spirit of opposition to my
honorable friend, Col. Ashmore, whom I have as?
sisted to honor and shall continue to honor. He
has been gallant and true, true to you, true to the
South and true to the Republic. I can differ with
him in politics, and point out his: errors, and he
may do the same towards myself, without any di?
minution of friendship or good feeling.
This compliment, to know my political views, is
wholly unmerited ou toy part. My life has been a
very humble one, and my opinions will probably
influence no one. Unfortunately I have been in
the minority all ray life, and yet I have had the
gratification of seeing the State of South Carolina
come round and occupy the very position pointed
.put by myself and urged on her adoption. This
was the case in our nullification excitement. I
entreated the State to forbear and have patience,
not to throw herself in hostility to the Federal
Government, and the Tariffworfld be modified. But
I and my principles wore repudiated. An extra
session of the Legislature was called, a convention
of thejovcreignty of the State was ordered. The
ft^taj^PMrsnuliilic".!, organized, ammuni
tions of waj.purchased, and after nil nothing was
done. The State quietly submitted.
Again, in 1851, during our secession excitement
I opposed the action of the State, and predicted
that it must end in folly and nothing else. The
. terms of traitor aud submissionist were about the
mildest used to characterize my course. But after
convening again her sovereignty, South Carolina
determined to let the Union go on and live under
it! I thought then, that this terrible second les?
son would teach the fire-eaters wisdom, and they
- trould not again attempt to lesd off in a disunion
movement, in a movement in which no single State
would countenance or tolerate. But I was mista?
ken. It seems that some people never can learn
^wiadorn by. experience. We are now ou the eve of
another greatpolitic.il storm.
Once more, fellow-citizens, I And myself in a
very lean minority, opposed to the counsel and ac?
tion of .my friends and my State. But, fellow-cit
isenfi* minorities have no terror for me, and majori?
ties no attraction, when opposed to the interests
and welfare of. my native State. Philip P. Har?
bour, a distinguished statesman of Virginia, once
. said, that his brother James Barbour, still more
distinguished in the Old Pominion, had the faculty
of Bnuffing a political majority far in the distance,
and trimming his sails so as to catch the breeze and
float on it to distinction and power. I have no
such talent, my friends, and I care not to have. It
is enough for me to follow the dictates of my own
judgment, and have the approval of my own con?
science?TJbe applause of the multitude would be
"*^poor compensation Tor sueb-4L-Sjicrifice. Office,
distinction and power gained at thesacT7nijc^o?y
one's country is dishonorable and ignominous.
I am, feUow-citizens, still a Union man, and will
cling to the Union of these States as long as there
is hope of redress in the Union. The character of
Washington and his political sentiments made a
deep impression on my early manhood. I prefer
tc follow him and his teachings to that of any other
American statesman. And I do not feel that I am
wrong in uttering the noble and patriotic senti?
ments of this illustrious man. who stands first in
war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his
countrymen. I shall never be ashamed to own the
sentiments of his Farewell Address.
11 have said that South Carolina is on the eve of j
another great political excitement. Ii is true, and
it is as unfortunate as it is true. After our full
share of strife and turmoil, we shull sec our noble
ittle State doing precisely as she has done on two
censiona?followed by no other Southern
steps and quietly occupy her
jer of this great and glorious
My friends, Colonel. Orr
Jell you differently. Time
h in his prediction. They
tell you Lincoln, the Black Republican candidate,
will be elected President of these United States,
and that a dissolution of the Union most follow. I
do not believe a word of it. The fusion of New
York will carry that State against Lincoln, ?.nd
without the vote of New York he cannot be elected
President. There is, at this time, a hope too that
Pennsylvania, Now Jersey, Delaware, and Rhode
Island may go against the Black Republicans. If
Lincoln does not get a majority of the electoral
college, the election will devolve on the House of
Representatives. The Senate will have to elect a
Vice-Prcsident from the two highest candidates for
that office, who will be Hamlin and Everett. The
latter will be chosen. In the House of Represen?
tatives there will be sixteen votes for Lincoln and
seventeen opposed to him. Of these seventeen,
four are equally divided between Bell and Breckin
ridgc. The friends of the former will prevent the
election of the latter, and on the fourth day of
March Edward Everett will become President of
the United States! This, I think, from present
appearances altogether probable. Mr. Everett is
a patriot and a gentleman, a statesman and a
scholar, and I have every confidence in his adminis?
tering the Government strictly on Constitutional
principles.
But suppose it be Lincoln elected. Is that
any reason why wc should break up the Union,
throw the country into a revolution and civil war,
and endanger our properly, our liberty, and IiiJa>
pendence! And this, too, before, wc have sera
any danger. . It woiild be"1ikc a maD's cutting his
thrjwLi<rfeeep from dying ! What would you say
of a man who became alarmed, and was afraid that
his house would burn up some night because the
shingles were dry, and make his wife and children
sleep in the woods to avoid the danger of such a
conflagration ! You would pronounce him a mad?
man ! And yet he would be acting with the -unic
precaution til at characterizes those who advise a
dissolution of the Union to escape the dangers of
Abraham Lincoln's administration of the Govern?
ment ! Whilst we havo a majority of the Senate,
the President elect can do no harm. If he advises
a dangerous measure and it is ndopted by the
House of Representatives, it will not pass the
Senate. If Seward is nominated as Secretary of
State and Stunner as Minister to England, their
nominations will be rejected by the Senate.
It does not become a brave people or a wise peo?
ple to be alarmed too soon. When danger comes
let us meet it like men. Do not fly from an enemy
before you ascertain his strength. We will not
give up so great a boou as this Federal Govern?
ment on an uncertainty. It would be like the lone?
ly traveller tendering his purse to a suspicious fel?
low whom ho meets in the woods before it was de?
manded, in order to save his life. Tho Black Re?
publicans do not pretend to have any power to in?
terfere with slavery where it already exists. They
only contend for the right to keep it from going
where it does not exist! This is the worst feature*
in their programme. Audit really amounts to
nothing. There is no territory at present where
slavery can be carried, where it docs not already
exist. No one now supposes that slavery can be
I introduced into Kansas or Nebraska. It is already
established in-New Mexico. And like water,
[ which always seeks its level, slavery will go where
F it is profitable, und cannot be forced where it is
! not. Every people soon find out their own inter?
est, and pursue it in spite of nil legislation.
Southern politicians have been in the habit of
confounding the principles of the Black Republi?
can with those of the abolitionists. They arc dis?
tinct and separate. The abolitionists arc sincere,
honest, fanatics, negro-worshippers, who will not
be restrained by any constitutional principle from
the abolition of slavery. They have already de?
clared that they will not support Abe Lincoln for
the Presidency. Gc-rret Smith has been nominated
as tho candidate of this parly. He will probably
receive twenty thousand votes in the State cf New
Y~ork. On the other hand, the Black Republican
party care nothing for the negro and will venture
nothing to accomplish his emancipation. Their
only ambition is to get the Federal Government
into their hnnds and share its spoils, and offices.
The negro questiou they have agitated only for the.
purpose of uniting the free States in Presidential
elections against the slave States. They know that
if this can be done they will succeed, for there is
a large majority of votes in the free States.
But, fellow-citizens, the institution of slavery,
pervading fifteen States of this Union, forming ?ie
basis of their wealth and prospcr-^y^worth hun
dreds arj \\\^(iric]^a?*r?uKr\n? ol' dollars, is too
"strong and powerful ever to be successfully as-1
sailed by any power on earth. I have no appre?
hension of it. None at alk The African is adap?
ted to slavery, and happier and better off in that
condition than any other. In all ages, for more
than four thousand years past, he has always been
and must always be either a slave or a savage, lie
has not the energy, industry or talent for self-gov?
ernment and civilization. African emancipation
has been a signal failure wherever it has been at?
tempted. So happy and contented is the slave in
the Southern States that he docs not aspire to or
desire his freedom*
Let me tell you also, and all my firc-eating
friends throughout the State, that this great and
glorious Union of sovereign States, extending from
the. Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, with her thirty
five millions of inhabitants, eminent for their pros?
perity, their wealth, civilization, virtue and patri?
otism, is likewise too strong and powerful, united
by too many ties geographical, social, commercial,
agricultural, mechanical and political ever to be
destroyed whilst our present, enlightenment and
civilization continue. When a dark age shall come
over this land aa did over the Roman Empiro, then
and not before will this American Republic be torn
into fragments and ruin. There is no danger of
the Government at this time or for years to come.
Political excitements we have had and will contin?
ue to have. They are the necessary consequence
of freedom and liberty. Like the ngitation of the
Ocean by the storms and whirl winds which sweep
over its waters, they only tend to purify and pre?
serve the body politic. The great sea of Democra?
cy will be as smooth and as clear, as bright as ever
as soon as the agitation closes. Soo too with our
Government?it will grow and gain strength and life
by these agitations and excitements.
No, fellow-citizens, this Union cannot be de?
stroyed. It is cemented by its antagonisms in in?
terest, pursuits, occupations, Soil, climate, &c.
The North is dependant on the South for our cot?
ton, sugar, rice and carrying trade. We are de?
pendant on them for their manufactures, their
cloths, their calicoes, their shoes, and a thousand
other articles which we cannot do well without.
So it is with the East and West. If our interests
and pursuits were identical, we should be rivals
and could live without each other. A man and his
wife are very differently constituted; their pur?
suits, tastes and feelings are very different, and
yet this very difference is the strong tie which
unites them together for life, and makes them ab?
solutely necessary for each other. So it is in a
( great measure with the different sections of the
j Republic.
The great rivers which rise in one State and
flows through other States are geographical bonds
which never can be severed. The mighty Missis?
sippi, with her tributaries watering seventeen or
eighteen States cannot belong to two independent
governments. The people at its source must have
this great outlet for their trade and commerce.
Whilst the mouth of tho Mississippi river belonged
to Spain, the Western States, then just springing
iuto life, found it so intolerable that they were
ready for revolution, or war, or separation to rem?
edy so great an evil. What would they not be
ready to do or venture in such a case now ?
There is a common inheritance of national glory
and honor which ought forever to bind this Union
together. How can wc divide the honors and val?
or of the American Revolution ? Arc wc of the
South willing to give up all the glory of Bunker
Hill, Saratoga, Concord, Lexington, Princeton and
Gennantowu ? Are the Northern people willing to
forego all share in the laurels won at Yorktown,
Guiliford, Eutaw, King's Mountain and Cowpcns?
Who is willing, North or South, to consent that he
shall no longer be called the countryman of Wash?
ington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Rutledgc,
Warren, and other patriots and heroes of the Rev?
olution? These thiugs cannot be, must not be di?
vided.
Suppose the North separated from the South by
Mason & Dixon's line! How long would the
Southern States live in harmony together? Thor? I
would soon arise sectional, l'e.'l*r*^*"- oetween the
Atlantic hi** w-,.. .n states as embittered as those
"which now exists between the Northern nndSouth?
ern States. The States of Kentucky, Tennessee,
Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi would soon
want to tax the Atlantic States to build up a great
system of internal improvements and a tariff.
Then wc should have another division, and so it
would go on until the division of States would
take place. We should be like the fellow who
said there were more poor people than rich, and if
the rich did not mind, the poor people would rise
up aud divide out equally all the property of the
country. A friend said to him that iu a lew years
the properly tints divided would change hands
again, and once more society would be rich and
poor. Then said the fellow, "Wc will have anoth?
er divide." I suppose ?ur divisions would go on
until the Parishes of Goose Creek, Christ Church,
All Saints and Saint Peter s would all become in?
dependent nationalities!
No. fellow-citizens, these petty divisions will
not take place in this ago of civilization and en?
lightenment. There is not a kingdom or nation on
earth which can at this time be divided into two king?
doms or two nations. The wisdom of man is against
it, civilization makes it preferable all over the world
to consolidate and strengthen governments and na?
tions instead of dividing and weakening them.
The growth and strength of the American Repub?
lic illustrates this feeling and tendency most beau?
tifully and happily. We have gone on adding to
the Republic, whilst trying to divide it. State after
State and Territory after Territory, till our domain
is five times as large as it was at the origin of the
Republic.
I am annoyed to hear sensible men, patriots and
statesmen speak so flippantly as they do of disunion
and revolution. They seem to think a change of
government and civil war as small matters, a sort
of position to amuse themselves with. It would
be well if they were to turn their attention to the
study of the history of revolutions in all ages and
countries. Let them look to England during and
preceding the reign of Cromwell. Turn to France
and study her bloody muttsacrcs during her civil
changes and revolutions. It is no holiday affair
when the citizens of the same country begin to
butcher and slaughter each other. You and your
sons will have to leave your homes, your wives and
your daughters to the protection of your slaves,
whilst you go forth to meet the enemy. Of all the
expenses of a Government, that of keeping up
armies is the most terrible and oppressive. Every
soldier costs the Government one thousand dollars,
annually. lie cannot be maintained at a less ex?
pense, including all the outlay of armies and ammu?
nition, &c. This is the estimate of military men
and the experience of all modern armies.
But 1 am told that honor and pride and patriot?
ism will not stop to count The cost or look to the
danger of such a contest. We have been insulted
and injured by the Northern people and must re?
dress the wrongs and injuries. Fellow-citizens, the
honor of a patriot and statesman is not the ho?i*^
of a duellist who must rescnt_ujiij?J>lood~thc slight?
est rude lirusj) of iiis coat tail. No. gentlemen, a
Ttatriot and a statesman has no such honor and
should have none such. The duellist may go out
and sacrifice his own life and society is but little
injured by it. No one else may be involved in his
ruiu. Not so with those who stir up revolutions
and civil wars. They involve every one. women
and children, all have to share the common deso?
lation and ruin. It is far better aud more'in :tc
coidance with the honor of the patriot to bear and
forbear whilst political evils arc tolerable, than to
plunge their country into all the horrors of a civil j
war and revolution. It is more wise to hold ou to j
a Government with many errors r.nd evils than tu
run the risk of getting a worse one.
1 know full well that duly aud patriotism as well
as honor sometimes require that a people should
meet boldly and promptly all the dire consequences
and dangers of civil war and revolution. Rut like
the separation of man and wife it should not be
done for slight and transient causes. If every
couple were to separate because the husband has
been rude or the wife peevish there might be very
few. couples living together. And so it is with a
nation of people, if every sectional strife were to
produce division, no union could exist.
That the South has been greatly outraged and
wronged by the North, no one will more readily
admit than myself. But I am not disposed to take
I i
the Japanese mode of redressing our wrongs and
insults. It is customary with that peculiar nation
of people for n gentleman, when insulted to go up
to his adversary, give him a look of defiance, dis?
embowel himself and fall a corpse at the feet of the
man who had dared to insult him ! This is Japan?
ese rcvcngcl And when I hear South Carolina
talk of going out of the Union, solitary and alone,
or in company with the cotton States, I assimilate
it to this code of honor amongst the Japanese.
In 185:', shortly after our secession contest was
over, I was in the city of Washington, and had an
interesting conversation with President Fillmore,
in reference to our Quixotic movement. He said
to me, if South Carolina had seceded, I intended to
stop the mails and collect the duties on board a
vessel in the port of Charleston. This would have
check-mated your movement without a drop of
blood being shed. The commercial interests of
South Carolir.a would have been so shocked and
paralyzed by such a course that your State would
have been forced back to the Union within a few
weeks. Will not such a course be pursued at this
time in case of secession on the part of South
Carolina ?
There are many politicians in the South who
think that if we were separated from the North our
peculiar institutions would no longer be in any dan?
ger and that the Northern people would no longer
annoy and h irrass us. They arc about as wise in
this notion as the girl was when she concluded to
marry her old suitor to get rid of him ! She did
not perceive that she was placing him in a position
to annoy her a great deal more. Just so the
Northern people will be placed by our separation
from them. Now we have some control over them
and some restraint on their action towards us.
Then we shall have none at all. They will be to
us a foreign people on our borders. Though sepa?
rated from them in Government, we shall not be re?
moved from them geographically, one inch. The
facilities of our slaves escaping will be enhanced
ten-fold. Iastcad of stealing otl" one at a time
they may go over the line in hundreds and thou?
sands. When once there, they will bid defiance
to their masters. Now we have some chance of
recapturing them.
A stronger abolition movement, could not be at?
tempted on the part of the South, than that of dis?
union. If we are involved in a Mar with the
North, as we certainly would be, what is to prevent
the northern people landing an army in the lower
part of South Carolina, and proclaiming freedom
to-the slaves who shall flock to their standard.
How many thousands of slaves might they carry off
in a short time ! What desolation and wide spread
ruin might not such a servile war inflict on our
country. Let us then look before we leap. Detter,
far better, to unite -with Governor Wise of Virginia,
and fight for our property and <*p*r Constitutional
rights in the &??""?? - - n better defend them
? ??1 t man any where else.
I have stid that 1 have no apprehension of dan?
ger I o slavery whilsi we continue in the Union.
Tili? institution in the Sc.tub has been growing
stronger aud stronger for the last halt century, i
remember very well when every one in the South?
ern States spoke very differently of shivery from
what he now does. We have all thought more
about it. mid become better informed on the sub?
ject. We see and feel that the negro is in his
proper condition. 1 heard a gentleman of great
intelligence say. in 1828 or 1880, that slaves would
not be worth owning in ten or twenty years. I
(old him ! e was under a delusion, but it was a de?
lusion which others shared wirb hint. What 1ms
been the result '.' Negro men then were worth
live hundred dollars. Now they soil for fifteen
hundred dollars. Instead of being valueless, they
have increased three-fold in value !
The foiling of the northern people is decidedly
more favorable to slavery than it ever was before.
At this very time almost one-half of the northern
people are with us on the subject of slavery, and
lighting our battles there with the Black Republi?
cans. How unwise it would be to convert this al?
most equal division of the northern people into
ctiemies by a separation ?from them. As soon as
disunion took place they would be crushed out and
silenced n our cause. Nay more, they would be
compelled to lake sides against us. This would
double the enemy at home. Abroad we should be
shorn of our great strength to defend our institu?
tion against the abolition feeling of Europe, which
is as string if not stronger, than that of the New
England States.
My fellow citizens, I am one who prefers to live
under a great and powerful Government, a Govern?
ment which has the will Mid the ability to protect
me abroad or at home. Now when an American cit?
izen goe!' among the most distant nations of the earth,
he knows that your glorious stars and stripes, the
flag of a great and powerful nation will be his pro?
tection, lie is known and respected as an Ameri?
can citizen. How different would be his case if he
exhibited the Palmetto flag or the flag of the south?
ern States ! Long may that proud banner, with
all its stars, wave over you, as a united and happy
people.
1 have been called all my life a submission man.
Well, there is no dish il.'or or disgrace in submit?
ting to the laws of one's country. I have done
cheerfully and willingly, whilst those who thus
taunt me, have bct n forced lo be submission men
with me. Bui, fclluw-citizeus, if ever real danger
? should t ome, I hope thai I shall be as ready to lay
down my life in defence of the Slate as any one.
Her interest and her welfare, her honor and glory
are as dear lo me as they arc to any other son of
her's.
I thank you, fellow-citizens, for the profound at?
tention with whic'- you have listened to me, and
for the compliment you have seen proper to pay.
1 bid you, farewell.
M.<y B. F. Perry's Speech,
'^fhc'publication of this speech in to-day's issue,
together with other pressing matter, prevents our
giving this distinguished gentleman and his pecu?
liar views that attention which they deserve. We
are an I have always been avowedly opposed to
much thai he enunciates; and while we are only
consistent with our declared purpose as indepen?
dent journalists in admitting this speech in our
column-!, wo have-by no means committed tlie In?
telligencer to the doctrines and tendencies of Maj.i
P. We shall take occasion next week to make
more explicit und satisfactory replj 'o this speech.
~,- ^?v
The Fall Term of Court
Closed on Saturday afternoon, after dispatching
a goodly quantity of business. The Sheriff re-'
ceived several new loilgccs, lor various misde?
meanors.
The ca?e of " The State n. Fbedebick Leach,"
for the murder of Hampton Conn, resulted in the
[conviction of Leach. He was sentenced to bc<
hung on Friday the 11th day of January next. ^
Crowded Out. 1
Editorials and general news matter do not rc^ |
ceive their usual space this week in consequent (
of the pressure upon our columns. i
-?
jggy? We arc requested to state that Divine Se'r
vice will be held in the Methodist Church at thi
place* on next Sabbath.
? - ? .. ? . ? -.11
%\t ^nbcrsoit Intelligenter.
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Advertisements inserted at moderate rates: liberal
deductions made to those who will advertise by the
Court Calendar for tho "Western Circuit.
return' days.
Abbeville, September 15.!Grccnville, October G.
Anderson, " 22. Spartanburg, " 13.
Pickens, " 2'J.jLaurens, " 20.
sittjxgs of court.
Abbeville, October 1..'Greenville, October 22.
Spartanburg, " 20.
Anderson, " 8.
Pickens, " 15.
Laurens, November 5.
Serenado to tho Representatives Elect.
Last Wednesday evening was one of unusual
hilarity aud enjoyment to our citizens generally,
several hundred having joined in a serenade to the
successful candidates for the Legislature and our
member to Congress. The crowd, headed by the
Brass Band, proceeded about nine o'clock to the
residence of Judge Wiiitnkk, aud after appropri?
ate music, loud cheers were given for Maj. B. F.
Whitxeu. His appearance on the piazza was re?
ceived with renewed cheers, when he was congrat?
ulated in handsome Icrni3 by our popular brother
of the "quill and scissors," the editor of the Ga.
zci'lc. For these congratulations, and the interest
and satisfaction manifested by his fellow-citizens
at Iiis elevation, Maj. WutTNEJt responded most
feelingly aud eloquently. He promised that no
act would kuowingly be committed by him while
in their service which would tend to lessen the es?
teem or weaken the confidence of his countrymen.
He briefly adverted to the responsibilities and du?
ties of office jusl at this juncture in public affairs,
and evidently showed that lie appreciated the stir
ring.aspect of the times, and would Piect contin?
gencies as became a man. Iu concluding his re?
marks, Maj. Wn:r:<K!t requested his friends to par?
take of hospitalities provided for them inside the
house. With cheerful desire, the hundreds assem?
bled partook of an elegant and bountiful repast,
and administered full justice, no doubt.
Leaving the good cheer and hospitality of Maj.
W., the procession next moved towards the resi?
dence of Maj. Joux V. Moore, in the northeastern
portion of our town. It seemed that at ovoxy .cor?
ner accessions were iuad<> ??? ?.V.x?n1reaily large mini
If- r ,.p)e, and wc began to conjecture that
there was hardly room enough -out-doors" fo:
them, to say notliiug of affording even a standing
accommodation inside of an ordinary sized house.
Hut the crowd at length collected in trout of tin
Major's dwelling, and with music and deafening
cheers, they saluted his appearance upon tht
piazza. In response to the welcome given. Majot
MoouE spoke in earnest and impressive terms.
He felt grateful for this manifestation of good will,
and the repeated evidences given of the cordiality
and friendship of his fellow-citizens. A tew year;
since he came among them an entire stranger;
they had taken him by the hand ami advanced hint
to the position which he this day occupies?all
this was enough to call forth unstiuted thank
from a grateful heart, and lie offered that return
most cheerfully. He woultl endeavor to mi de
nienn himself that their trust and confidence
might never be betrayed?that he might iwcive
at their hands the merited "well done!" hi
brief and comprehensive language, he alluded u
the probable duties of the next Legislature, ami
felt confident that it would decide grave mailers,
upon which he would pronounce for the best in?
terests, in his judgment, of the S.atc. and leave
the consequences to be settled by time. Majot
Moore also concluded by extending an invitation
to all present "to partake of belle: cheer than
empty words," and the ringing of g!a s?s and re?
peated toasts told that many heartily availed them?
selves of the invitation.
After spending an hour in congratulating Maj.
Moore upon his success, and offering wishes for
his continued prosperity and happiness, the multi?
tude repaired to the Hon. J. I). Asiuiiutr.'s resi?
dence, where it was understood Col. W. A. Hayxk
was spending the night. The Tust crowd ha I al
ready assembled on our arrival, aud were calling
for both gentlemen al once. CoL ILvy.nk first ap
poarod in response to the calls, and mad.' an ex?
ceedingly happy effort, we thought. He spoke
with feeling and emphasis in regard to the grati?
tude he felt towards the citizens of Anderson His
trict for their generous support and confidence
His remarks were well calculatcl to cement tin
boud of unity that had sprung up between himsel
and our people, lie refrained fron the discussiot
of general politics, because, as he ixprcsscd it. tin
assemblage were doubtless anxioui to hear (licit
distinguished Representative in Congress, more es?
pecially H3 that gentleman was expected to reply
to the sentiments spoken by another disf uguighc<l
gentleman iu the Court House in the mcrning ol
the same day. His speech elicited the iiost en?
thusiastic applause, which was only equaled by
the calls for Cbl. Asumorr, who rcsponled at
length, combatting the views and positions under?
stood to be taken by his friend, Maj. Perry. Wc
have already given through these columns tin po?
sition of CoL A. upon the political questions of
the day, aud know that all understand his view _
consequently, we refrain from making an epitone
of his remarks npon this occasion,. lL?"c?uitiCCnTF
?..??reqiiLu. niiu uno6ttndcdapplau.se, and so far
as wc could judge, were received with an almost
unanimous assent. He finished with a pressing
.invitation to every one to enjoy the hospitalities of
his dwelling, and right merrily came the response
from all hearts.
It was late?almost the midnight hour?ere the
crowd returned to the square. All expressed
themselves delighted at the speeches and recep?
tion given. But the programme was not yet con?
cluded. Halting in front of the Benson House, af?
ter music by the band, three cheers were given for
Gen. S.vji'i.. McGowax, of Abbeville. Although
the night had far advanced, no excuse or apology
was to be taken, and the appearance of the General
upon the balci nj was greeted with many huzzas.
He spoke for some half hour?attributed the com?
pliment, to his Disirict. which had returned him to
the Legislature?and give his political opinions in
ritemo. We heart! only a portion of his speech,
and from that wc heard, could not form an accu?
rate opiuion, but judge that on several points wc
might feel disposed to join issue with him. His
remarks were well received, and met the approval
of many.
Thus passed one of the most signal nights of j
giorificatior and rejoicing that wc have ever be
Itcld in Anderson. Limited space prevents fnr
her and"more elaborate notice of the speeches and
jeeasion. Tho night will long be remembered by
ill, and we are gratified that nothing occurred
nrhich was calculated to mar the peace, good order
md harmony of the evening. *
Seo Sloan & Towers advertisements.
New Adwrtiseinents.
Read?
Important orders from'lheExecutivc Depart n?enf:
The attractive and invtingcard of L W. Taylor,
who is supplied with nen-Iy every tiling :
The patriotic proclamation of John Milwee?
ever ready to serve his ciirntry or take good Pic?
tures, and wise versa ;
. The sale of valuable property in Williamston by
the Commissioner in Equty for Laurens District ?
And so forth and so oi?until the end of the
chapter of advertisements.
-?-'
Onr Representatives'.
The post office address of each member elect to
the Legislature from this.District is annexed be?
low :
Ciiaklks S. Mattisox, Yarcnncs, S. C.
W. A. Hayne, Pendlctcn.
Jons V. Moont: and B F. Whitxeb, Andersoff
C. II.
Fnst.
Several mornings this week that hale old gen-'
tleman, Jack Frost, has bsen in our midst, giving;
abundant proof of his evidence. The weather is
cool, bracing and fine?just the season for blankets
at night and our favorite "buck-wheats' for"
breakfast.
Elect!cm Returns.
Abbevlle.?Senator. ? J. Foster MarshalL
Representatives.?W. C. Davis, J. N. Cochran, S
McGowan, W. J. Lomax, IL II. Harper.
Ax person.?Representatives.?C. S. Mattison,
W. A. Ilayne, Joan V. Moore, B. F. Whitner.
Chester.?Senator.?S. McAlilcy. Rejncsenta
tivet?CoL J. S. Wilson, W. T. Gilmorc, Col. C. B;
Jones.
Cubist Church.?Senator?T. M. Wagner. Rep
r:sentatice?M. W. Yenning.
Oiiestkhfikld.?Representatives?A. Maefarlan,
W. L. T. Prince.
CollktuX.?Senator?N. Heyward. Represaifa
t ,-,,_W. II. O'Bryan, Carlos Tracy, H. G. Sheri?
dan.
DablixotoX.? Senator?Dr. R. L. Hart. Rcp
r ,. ? ?? iocs?T. P. Lide, BlackwclL, Tinimons.
EucKFIBLD.?Representatives?Messrs. Jennings,
Butler, Lamar, Moblcy, Gary, Quattlcbaum.
Fairfield.? Senator? E. G. Palmer. Rrj/rcsen
Ijtivcs?U. B. Boylston, T. W. Woodward, J. B.
McCauts.
Gbeexville.?Senator?Col. T. E. Ware. Rep
r.-senlaticcs?Col. D. Hoke, Dr. J. P. llillhousc,-Dr.
J. M. Sullivan. John W. Stokes.'
Kebsiiaw.?Senator?A. II. Boykin. Represen__
Lancaster.?Senator?Hon. Dixon Barnes. Rep
rcsrntatives?W. Black, J. Williams.
Lait.kss.?Stnator?W. D. Simpson- Represen?
tatives?\{. N. Carter, S. J. Craig, George Ander?
son. J. II. Ware.
Lexington.?Senator?J. C. Hop?. Representa?
tives?J. H. Counts, Col. Clark.
Mablbobol'GIi'.?Representaiivc*?V.'. J. Cook. J.
W. Hcuagan.
Mabiox.?Senator?3R\ W. R. Johnson. Repre?
sentatives?R. G. Howard, W. S. Mullins, D. W.
Beat hen.
Nr.wiiKnr.v.?Senator?A. C. Garliogton. Rep
resaitatives?J. II. Williams, James Lip3Conib, C.
II. Subcr.
Qraxge Parish.?Senator?G. D. Keitr. Repr??
sentatives -T. J. Glover, A. D. Frederick.
PatNCE Georgb Wixyah.?Reprt ien r/?r/*-j-Rich
nrJ Drtzicr, .1. II. Rqad, jr.. l>. Q. -L vYetto'ni
Btciii.ANi).?Representatives?B. F. Bookter, A.
J. tirceu, J. G. Gibbca, J. P. Adams.
Spartaxbcbo.?Representatives??). vl>\vr.\r<ht
W. M. Foster. Jas. Farrow, J. Wiusmith, B. F.
Bate*
Sumtes?R prescntativesr-L. P. Fnwcr, Kenne?
dy. .1. S. Bradley.
St. Gcobgz's, Dorchester.?Representative?
T. J. Murray.
St. Matt.'IKw-j.?Representative?Keller.
St. Axdukw's.?Senator?W. Izurd Bull. R*p
rescnlatioes?Joseph M. Mikell.
St. Pall's.?Senator?j. R. Boyle. Representa?
tive?II. E. Elliott.
St. Phillips and Si.. Michael's.?Senator?W.
D. Porter. Representatives?\{. Buist, M. P. O'Cor
n ?r. .1. M. Eason.Charles T. Lowndes. Geo. M Coffin,
David Ramsay, Jas. Simons, W. G. DcSaussuro,
('. II. Simonton, II. T. Peake, R. B. Rhett, jr., R.
I fi. Duryca. Jos. Johnson, jr., G. A. Trenholm, J. J.
Lucas, Win. Whalcy, John Cunningham, jr., J. J.
Pope, Richard Yeadon, John E. Carcwl
Sr. Stephen's.?Senator?L. W. Palmer. Rep?
resentative?J. J. Williams.
Union.?Senator?Robert Beatty. Representa?
tives?W. H. Wallace, A. W. Thompson. R. S
Chick. .
Williamsiiubg.?Representatives?Dr. S. M.
Brockinton, Dr. S. D. M. Byrd.
YoBE.? Senator?R. G. McCaw. Representa?
tives?J. T. Lowry, J. Rawlinson, W. C. Black, J.
L. Miller.
THE MARKETS.
ANDERSON, Octobeb 17, 1860.
COTTON.?The sales for the week ending this
afternoon, two o'clock, amount to 1?2 bales, at 8
to 111 cents. Trices range to-day as high as 10 c,
for a prime quality.
HY31EN EAL.
MARRIED, on TuesdaycvpM?**^nainsf,, by
Rev. C. McKendrce ^imtt? at the residence of the
]n-idcjjJat]Lj*f??r. Vax.v Laboox to Miss Delilah,
d?ugnTer of Mr. Joseph L. and" Margaret Byrum,
all of this District.
LIST OF CONSIGNEES AT ANDERSON DEPOT
Fur the neck ending Oct. 13, 18G0.
England & Bcwlcy, G W Tolly, W H D Gaillard,
J E & W M Bcllottc, W II Dendy & Co, J A Mc
Fall, II W Vonhollen, T Magill, T B Benson & Co,
T Gecr, BIcckley & Craytons, L A Osbome, J E
Adgcr, F W Kilpatrick, J F Wilson, W S & G F
Williams, J J Lewis, W C Lee, B R R R Co, J S
Lorton & Co, G Seaborne, J M Henken, R Adgtr,
J J Lewis, S Stribling, S Brown jr, J B Sitton, J
B E Sloan & Co, J I Taylor, G H Herber, Moores
& Major, D Brown,. H L Jeffers, I W Taylor, B
Gainey, Jones & Seaborne. J D Ashmore, H Knee.
M R Hunnicutt. II E Ravcnel, Wilhite & Harrison,
I II W Pieper, Benson & Justice, Sloan & Towers
[ L T Arnold, J Smith, Evins & Hubbard, L I
I Johusou, England k Bewlcy, R M Frost, C Rai
dall, J Colcman, J E Adger, R A Maxwell. Benson
& Edwards, A E Norman, S J Sloman, J Cardwij'l,
J F Wilson, Mrs C Dorrell. J B Benson, J W L
Cary, J B Smith, Smith & Hovey, J D Smith, ft F
Mitchell, Mary Glenn, J M Tatum, A 0 Norri>;&
Co.
0. H. P. FANT,. Agett.
JOCASSE LODGE, No. 18, I. O.of?7R
JBST Meets every FRIDAY NIGHT, at S cclock,
at Odd Fellows' Hall. The members are rciuircd
to be punctual in attendance.
By order of the N-. G.
J. W. BROTHERS, Secretary.
Sept, 11, I860 5 ] v"

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