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LEGISLATURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. EXTRA SESSION. Wednesday, November 7.1860. SENATE. The Serrate met at noon. The journal ?was read and approved. Senator Moses offered the following res? olution and asked its immediate consider? ation : Resolved, That the Committee on Fed? eral Eolations be instructed to introduce, at the earliest moment, a bill to call a Con? vention of the people of this State. Senator Ehett offered, by way of. sub? stitute, a series of resolutions providing for the call of a Convention. These hav? ing excited some discussion he withdrew them temporarily. The resolutions of Senator Moses were then adopted. Mr. Hope offered the following: Resolved, That the presiding officers of the two Houses be requested to inform the Governor of the names of the persons returned as Electors for President and Vice-President of the United States. The resolution was carried. Mr. Lesosne offered a series of resolu? tions : the first declaring that the success of the hostile sectional party is sufficient cause for the dissolution of the Union, and the formation of a Southern Confederacy; the socond declaring a Convention of the people at this time inexpedient, unless for the purposes of secession^ and the forming of a Southern Confederacy; the third em? powering the Governoi*, if Lincoln was elected, to call a Convention so soon as any one other Southern State give assur? ance or evidence of its attention to secede. Mr. "Wilson moved to postpone the res? olutions, and make them the special order " fOr~~t?"^m73?roA^ v, as carried. Mr. Harrison offered resolutions similar to those offered by Mr. Trcnholm in the House of Representatives, and were made the special order for one o'clock to-mor? row. The following resolution was received from the House of Representatives and re? ferred to the Millitary Committee: . Whereas, The General Assembly of South Carolina, by the seventh clause of the Appropriation Act of 1859, provided "for the Military Contingencies one hun? dred thousand dollars, to bo drawn and accounted for as directed by the Legisla? ture." And whereas, The fourth resolution of a series of resolutions on Federal affairs, adopted on the 10th of December, 1859, declared t:that tho State of South Carolina owes it to her own citizens to protect them and their property from every enemy, and that for the purpose of military prepara? tions for any emergency, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars be appropriated for military contingencies." And whereas, This appropriation has been neither drawn nor used for the pur? pose indicated, and it js proper that South Corolina should, in any event and under condition of affairs, external or domestic to her, have a'better and larger supply of arms: Resolved, therefore. That the Governor of the State be authorized and directed to *?'dfinr forthwith the said appropriated sum. and use it in a manner his discretion deem for the public service, in obtaining improv? ed small arms, in altering and improving those on hand, in procuring a field battery of rifled cannon, in providing proper ac countrements to accompany these differ ^0ent arms, in furnishing an additional sup? ply of tents. On motion of Mr. Mazyck. the Senate adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The House met at 12 o'clock, and was opened with prayer Rev. R. W. Earn well. Mr. Buist, of Charleston, gave notice that he would introduce n bili to-morrow jnorning for the calling of a Convention by the "people of this State. Mr. Trenholm. of Charleston, offered resolutions, that it is the sense of this Gen oral Assembly that the election of Lincoln is incompatible with the safety of the Southern States and that a Commissioner be elected by joint ballot, whose duty it v^^sha'll be, in the ovent of Lincoln's election, fo>fWy50unce to the Legislature of Georgia, now in session, that South Carolina had put herself in a state of military defence, and would co-operate with Georgia in measures for the protection of the South? ern States, and in the event of Lincoln's election, of withdrawing at once from this Confederacy and the calling of g Conven? tion simultaneously in both States to take the proper steps to form a Southern Con? federacy, so that the Military Committee of the Senate and House of Representa? tives, during the recess, might prcparo a plan for arming the State and organizing a permanent Military Bureau; that the Committee of Ways and Means sit during tho recess and prepare a bill for raising the supplies necessary to carry into effect the plans recommended by the Military Committee; that the Governor immediate? ly apply the o;ie hundred thousand dollars .appropriated by the last Assembly to the purchase of arms, and that immediately after the election of the Commissioner, the General Assembly shall lake ? recess until the 19th of November. ->. Mr. Trenholm's resolution was made the special order for to-morrow, at one o'clock. Mr. Rhett. of Charleston, begged leave to introduce the following resolution: Resolved, That a Convention of the peo? ple of the State of South Carolina is here? by ordained to assemble in tho town of Columbia, for the purpose of taking into consideration the general welfare of the State, in view of its relations with the Northern Statesand the Govermcntof the United States, and thereupon to take care that the Commonwealth of South Caroli? na shall suffer no detriment. The other resolutions provide for the election of Delegates to the Convention, the filling of vacancies, and the number of Delegates, the qualifications of voters. &c., &C.J that the Convention shall assemble at the State Capitol on the seventeenth of December, and receive the same pay and mileage as members of the Legislature ; the Convention to continue in session so long as may be necessary to the purposes aforesaid, provided it shall not exceed two rears. Mr. Rhcft said that his object in offering these resolution's was to avoid the delay of passing a bill. There was nothing i? the Constitution to prevent the calling of a Convention through resolutions. The resolutions were made the special order for one o'clock to-morrow. Col. Cuningham gave notice that on to? morrow he would ask leave to introduce a bill to arm the State. Mr. Read also gave notice of a bdl to provide for the better protection and de? fence of this State. Col. Carew introduced a bill, providing for the speedy trial of all persons charged with attempts to make insurbordination or insurrection among slaves; also the ut? terance of seditious language, distributing books, papers, pamphlets, and other print? ed matter calculated to produce like re? sults; and for other purposes. Mr. Aldrich gave notice that he would, on to-iiioi'row, introduce a bill to amend the police regulations with regard to free ncgroce. The House then adjourned. Thursday. November 8. SENATE. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock. The journal of yesterday's pro? ceedings was read ami appproved. ThePrcsidcnt announced the Standing Committees of the Senate as follows : On Privileges and Elections.?Messrs. F. W. Fickling, F. J. Moses. Sam'l McAliley. B. II. Wilson, Dixon Barnes. On Federal Relations.--Messrs. A. C. Garlington. Olin M. Dantzlcr, J. Duncan Allen, Wade Hampton, E. B. Bryan. IL D. Lescsno. A. H. Boykin, Alex. Mazyck. On Finance and Banks.?Messrs. Sam'l McAlilev, T. M. Wagner, E. Gr. Palmer, Alex. Mazyck, G. D. Kcitt, Gabriel Can? non, J. Foster Marshall, A. 11. Boykin. On the Judiciary.?Messrs. F. J. Moses, II. 1). Lescne. J. W.Blakeney, F. W.'Fick? ling, A. C. Garlington. On Accounts and Vacant Offices.?Messrs. Thomas M. Wagner, Tibnau Watson. T. Edwin Ware, W. R. Johnson, G. ?. Eicht. On Claims and Grievances.?Messrs. J. W. Harrison, Elam Sharpe. Charles Irby. James E. Deloach, J. C. Hope. C. Bvaii Boyle. On Military Pensions.?Messrs, J. Foster Marshall. J. W. Harrison, Charles Alston, jr., S. J.'Montgomery, J. D. Allen, Si B. Bryan. On the College, Education and Religion.? Messrs. Edmund Rhett, R. J. Manning. S. W. Baker. Dixon Barnes, Nathaniel Hcy ward. On Incorporations and Engrossed Acts.? Messrs; W. D. Simpson, Charles Irby, T. Edwin Ware, Robert Beatty, Tilman Watson. On Agriculture and Internal Improve? ments.?Messrs. E. G. Palmer. R. G. Mc Caw, 0. M. Dantzler, S. W. Palmer, W. R. Johnson. On Roads and Buildings.?Messrs. Ga? briel Cannon, ,1. C. Hope, F. .1. Sessions. W. G. Roberds, R. L. Hart, Robert Beat? ty. On Lunatic Asylum and Medical Ac? counts.?Messrs. Irvin K. Furman. R. J. Manning, S. W. Barker, M. T. Applcby, J. C. McKewn. 11. L. Hart, W. R. John? son. On Commerce. Manufactures and the Me? chanic Arts.?Messrs. B. II. Wilson. M. T. Appleby, N. Hey ward, C. R. Boyle. J. C. McKewn. On the Legislative Library.?Messrs. W. I. Bull, E. Rhett, C. Alston, jr., R. Cr. Mc Caw. On the Xeu: State House.?Messrs. W. Hampton. E. B. Bryan, S. McAliley. Senator Dantzlcr offered the following resolution : Resolved, That the ITon. Edmund Puffin, a distinguished citizen of Virginia, nowpres ent, be invited to a seat upon the floor of the Senate. The resolution was unanimously adopt? ed. The following Message was received from his Excellency, the Governor: Executive Department, ) Columbia, S. C, Nov. 8. 18G0. \ Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives: ' In recognizing the primary alleiganceof every citizen to the State of South Carolina, the Fedoralofficers in her limits may be subjected to pecuniary loss, by the forfeiture of their official bonds, if they should tender their resignations ami they wero not accepted. And it would bo un? just for the State to require or permit the patriotic acts of her citizens to involve them in hoavy pecuniary losses, which, to some, may be the loss of their entire es? tates.' I would, therefore, respectfully and earnestly recommend that thcState'should indemnify them for whatever losses they may sustain by an act so honorable to themselves and indicative of swell devotion to her. WILLIAM It. GIST. Pending the consideration of this Mes? sage, Senator Garlington offered the fol? lowing resolution. Resolved, That it is the sense of this General Assembly that the citizens of South Carolina, who have held oftice.* un? der the General Government, should he indemnified against any pecuniary liabili? ty or loss they may incur in consequence of their resignation of such offices, on ac? count of the election of the candidate lor the Presidency of the Black Republican party. Senator Bryan thought that as this was a new matter to many of them, it had bet? ter lie over until to-morrow. There being no objection, the resolution was ordered to lie over among the gener? al orders for to-morrow, and be printed. The hour of 6iie o'clock having arrived, the special order, the Governor's Message, No. 1, was taken up. Senator Garlington offered a resolution discharging the general order, referring so much of tho Message as relates to the military defence of the State, to the Mili? tary Committee, and making so much of it as relates to the call of a Convention, the special order for to-morrow, at one o'? clock. The resolution was adopted. The order making the resolutions offer? ed yesterday by Senators Harrison and Lesesne the special order for to-day, was discharged, and those resolution* were j made the special order for to-morrow, at I half-past twelve o'clock. Senator Marshall, from the Committee | on Military and Pensions, reported the resolution passed by the House to provide for military contingencies and recommded concurrence therein. Senator Mosos thought that, as a simi-! Iai' matter bud just been referred to the Military Committec.-it would be well to postpone the consideration of thegresolu tion util to-morrow. Tbc resolution was., however.concurred in. and ordered to be returned to the House. And. on motion of Senator Cannon, the Senate adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The House came to order at 12 o'clock m. After prayer by the Rev. Dr. Rey? nolds, the journal o'f yesterday was read j and approved. The Speaker laid before the House a Joint Resolution, directing the President j of the Senate, and the Speaker of the ! House, to inform the Governor of the names of the persons appointed Electors for the State of South Carolina; which was read and passed. Also, a Resolution authorizing the Treasury to settle the balance due on the printing ordered by tho last General As? sembly; which was read and adopted. The Speaker then announced the Stand? ing Committees, as follows: "Military.?O. E. Edwards. J. J. Lucas. A. J. Green. II. II. Harper, J. Cunning? ham. J. V. Moore, John "Williams. J. W. Henegan. Stephen Elliot, jr. Incorporations.?James Farrow, M. P. O'Connor. T. B. Eraser, Carlos Tracy. W. It Wallace. B. F. Whither, M. AY. Gary, ! John Li Miller. J. V. Moore. Roads. Bridges and Ferries.?John M. DeSaussure.S.-'J. Craig, John Quattlebaum, W. T. Gilmore. David Hope. R. S. Chick, C. B. Sarvis, John C. Miller, John M. Whetstone. Judiciary:?R. B. Boylston, Samuel Mc Gowan. W. M. Shannon, Henry Buist, D. Ramsay, W. Whaley, C. 11. Simonton, R. Dozier, T. J. Glover. Federal Belations.?A. P. Aldrich. Allen Maciailaii. .Ta>. J\ Adam. ? Jt>hn Omiintr ham. W. Alston Havne. 0. 11. Silber, Richard Yeadon. J. J.'Pope, R. B. Rhett, I Sr. Claim*.?James B. McCants. John W. Stokes. II. S. Duiyea, M. C. Butler, W. L. T. Prince. John Williams. Ceo. M. Coffin, Z. C. Puliiam. C. B. Jones. Privileges and Elections.?Henry Buist. J. J. Pope, jr., W. H. O'Bryan, J. S. Brockington. W. Black, W. C. Davis. J. H. Jennings.'W. II. Wallace, Z. C. Pul? iiam, J. T. 'Lowry; E. F. Bookter. Ways and Means.?W. G. DeSaussure. J. II. Read, John J. Ryan, B. J. Johnson, P. C. l?rk, W. S. Mulliiif, Geo. A. Tren holm. Charles T. Lowndes. Robert Max? well. Railroad.?Allan Maofarlan, M. P. O'Connor. James P. Adams. R. G. How? ard. Henry T. Peake, George Anderson. W. J. Lomax, John M. Whctsone. C. S. Mattison. On motion of Mr. Mullins. a resolution was adopted, admitting Hon. Edmund Rufiin, of Virginia, to a scat on the floor of the House. A Message from the Governor of South Carolina was laid before the House, ear? nestly and respectfully reecoiuinonding that, inasmuch as the Federal officers ol South Carolina, who had resigned their offices upon the clcetio.n.of Lincoln, might be subjected to loss by forfeiture of then losses bonds.thc State indemnify them for such. Mr. Buist. I move that the Message be disposed of in accordance with the follow? ing resolution : Resolved, That it is the sense of this General Assembly that the citizens of South Carolina who hold office under the General Government, should be indemni? fied against any pecuniary liability they may incur in consequence of the election of the candidate for the Presiden? cy of the Black Republican party. The resolution was referred to the Com? mit fee on the Judiciary. Mr. Buist introduced a bill calling for a Convention of the people at Columbia, which was read once and referred to the Coinitteeon Federal Relations. Mr Aldrich introduced a bill providing that, on or before the first of Januar}' ! next, all free persons of color be made to ! leave the State, and if any remain in our I precincts after that date, that the sheriff I may sell them, or that they may select j their own masters and become slaves; j which was read once and referred to the j Committee on Colored Population. Mr. Mullins gave notice of a bill to ! postpone the operation of tho second sec? tion of the Act suspending certain sections of a certain Act ratified December 21. 1857. On motion of Mr. McGowan, a resolu | tion referring the question whether all : business begn-rr by the present session be j continued to the regular session to the Committee on Judiciary, was adopted. Mr. Mc(rowan also gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill altering the time of holding the Courts in the Western Circuit. On motion of Mr. Buist, the portion of the Governor's Message relating to calling a Convention was referred to the Commit ! tee on the Judiciary, and that portion in j relation to the defence of the State to the Committee on Military. On motion of Mr. Trenhohn. his resolu? tions were made the special order for to? morrow, at one o'clock. The resolutions, introduced by Col. R. B. Rhett. jr.. were taken up. The resolutions having been rca?t, Mr. Rhett said his resolutions were framed to save time. They contained two impor? tant points?the day of election for. and the day of meeting, of the members of the Convention. He had suggested Novem? ber the 22d, in order that members might be at home at the election. He argued the inexpediency of delay in calling" the Convention, ami showed the moral effect of prompt action. It would change the issue in the Southern States, and ^hc question would no longer be one of dis? union, but one of co-operation. It would throw the secession question into Con? gress, and the Southern delegation would be forced to take a stand at once. Promp? titude was also necessary, that final steps might be taken before we have lost the control of our produce and crops. Mr. Rhett's resolutmns were referred to the Committee on Feqeral Relations. Mr. O'Connor introduced the following resolution: % Resolved. That the sign of one million ; dollars be raised for the use and defence of the State in this- emergency* and thafc Committee of Ways and Means be direc? ted to inquiro into; the mode of raising this money. m Mr. Lucas moved to amend by substi? tuting the following resolution: * Resolved, That it be referred to the Com? mittee on Military Affairs to inquire into the expediency of appropriating four hun? dred thousand dollars for purchase of arms and ammunition, necessary to put the State in a position of defence. The amendment was agreed to, and the resolution as amended was adopted. Col. Cunningham then introduced his bill to arm the State. It authorizes the Governor to issue bonds to the amount of four hundred thousand dollars, bearing interest at?six per cent., payable annually, on the pledge of the State, and establishes a Board of Ordnance. The bill was read once and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On lnotiou of Mr. Mullins, the resolu? tions of Mr. Coffin in relation to a day of fasting and prayer, were referred to a select Committee. The House then adjourned. THE LATEST. IMPORTANT DISPATCHES. Secession- the Rallying Word !! FBOM GEORGIA. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 9.?The telegraph lines are down South of here. There is nothing of consequence from Milledgcvillc. Meetings arc being held all over Geor? gia for the formation of corps of minute men. and enrollment is going on actively. A meeting is called here to-morrow night, which will be managed by our most conservativecitizens.and decided measures looking to the secession of Georgia will be adopted. A- highly exciting scene occurred in this city this afternoon. A physician named Thaver. formerly a resident and recently returned, was ordered to leave Thursday night for uttering abolition sentiments. He refused, and this afternoon was waited on for a crowd, some urging extreme treatment, and some a middle course. While the crowd was engaged in listening to appeals on the subject, Tliayer was con? voyed to the rear of the hotel and escap? ed punishment. The prayers of his wife and children induced some citizens thus to aid his escape. The feeling here is gradually widening and deepening into a hostility to North? ern me l of all parties. Gov. Brown's message is much approved. During its reading to the Legislature it was interrupted by applause. Delegations of Georgians arc visiting South Carolina, and South Carolina dele? gations are visiting this State. Sedate and conservative Georgians have mounted the cockade. The South is in earnest, depend on it. Savannah. Nov. Oth.?Advices from Milledgcvillc state that the Governor's Special Message was received yesterday amidst thundering applause. Everybody endorses it. The Legislature of -this State ? endorses the course of South Carolina. The blue cockades are worn in numbers ; about die streets of Mjlledgeville. Sen:.t<>r Todnibs sent in his resignation as .Senator. He is in favor of immediate secession, and action with South Carolina. Georgia, from the mountains t? the seaboard, is determined to resist Lincoln's election. 'MliiLKDCKVILLE, Nov. 12.?The feeling ? in the Legislature is growing.stronger for secession. It is thought advisable that Toomba should not resign yet. NEWS FROM ALA RAMA. Mo.'.'TfiOMKKY, Ala.. Nov. lu?10 p.m. An overwhelming resistance meeting is now going on at Estell Hall. Charles T. j Pollard, Ksq-., President of the West j Point Railroad, on taking the Chair, made j a most forcible and telling resistance j speech, which was most enthusiastically ? received. ! Gov. Moore was called to the stand, j lie stated publicly that he would summon j a Convention, of the people, to meet in ' thirty days. Our people here, and in Sclroa/arc unan? imous for resistance. 11 p. m.?The mass meeting at Estell Hall is still in session. Speeches were made by T. 11. Watt. E. W. Pettus, and lion. George Goldthwaith, all of whom spoke in favor of separate State action. The .speeches were all received with the greatest enthusiasm. Air. Goldthwaith j made a most powerful and eloquent j speech, as indeed did all the orators. Mr. Vancev has ri-orr to-the stand.after a cheer that shook the building. Judge Ricf's resolutions, recommend? ing separate State action without delay, will he adopted unanimously. All party lines are obliterated. All are now nnaninious. Never before was there such a meeting in Montgomery. Tii.e Latest.?Nothing was ever seen j here to equal the enthusiasm of the rcsis ; tance meeting held here last night. The speeches of Gov. Moore, Judge Pettus. Judge Clanton. Col. Yancey, and Messrs. Goldthwaith and Rice, were received with tremendous cheering. The Bel! electors, including Mr. Dawson, of Dallas county, arc unanimous for secession. The reso? lutions adopted affirm the principle of separate State action, but express a wil? lingness-to consult with the other South ; crn .States. The people are a unit for secession, am Alabama will certainly dissolve ficr con nect.on with the Federal Government. BY YESTERDAY'S MAIL. Millkdulville, Nov. 18.?No impor? tant action has yet been taken by the Legislature. A Convention will be call? ed. Last night, a strong secession speech was made by Thomas R. It. Cobbi To? morrow evening, the Hon. A. H. Stephens is expected tft make a conciliatory speech. Florida is Ready.?A letter from Gov. Perry, of Florida, to Gov. Gist, informs him that Florida is ready to call a Conven? tion as soon as it it is known that a ma? jority of the elect oral votes are for Lin? coln . Serenade to Col. Ashmore.?Col. Ash more was serenaded last night, at the Congaree House, and responded in a very dcfihjfc, decided and eloquent speech. He said South Carolina must now take no step backward; to hesitate or falter now, would involve her in enternal infamy. He hoped the Convention would meet and take South*-Carolina out of tho Union:? ! Carolinian of yesterday. %\i ?Ukrsoit $itfdligcum\ THURSDAY MOUSING, XOVH. IS, 18G0. JAMES A. HOYT, Editor. 'k'crms: One co ty 0110 year, invariably in advance,.*....-..'.*$}.00. Advertisement;; inserted at moderate rates; liberal deductions raade to those who will advertise by the year. Nominations. We observe in yesterday's Gazelle that Hon.- ?T L. Orr and Hon. R. Munro, are brought forward by their respective friends to represent Anderson Dis? trict in the approaching State Convention. -?s> Meeting at Slabtown. Wi have been handed a notice, too late for this issue, which is signed by a number of gendemen; calling a mass meeting of the people at Slabtown, in this District, on Monday .he 2Glh inst. Distin? guished men will be present, and give their views upoi. the politics of the day. Palmetto Riflemen, A 2 extra meeting of this company will be held on ta-morrow (Friday) afternoon, at fire o'clock. Members arc requested to be punctual in atteudancc at the usual place of rendezvous. Persons desirous of attaching themselves to this corps will address the officers and members by letter. '?Fort Hill Guards." V'c learn that on Monday night a volunteer corps was organized at Pcndletou under the name of : he Fori Hill Guards. Fifty or sixty true sons of Carolina have enrolled themselves as members. The following officers were elected : WALTER GWYNNE, Captain. Dr. P. II. E. Sloan, 1st Lieutenant. " -ii'- i>v.nu}l3, 2d Lieutenant. Dr. JosErii Taylor, Ensign. Dr. T. J. Picke.vs, Surgeon. Hymeneal. MARRIED, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. T. S. Daniel, J. C. (.'. Featheustox, Esq., of Anderson, to Miss Ecu en i a A. Scllivax, of Laurcns. Thus has passed from the happy realm of bachc loidorn another friend who bid fair to become au honorable and trusty member of "the club." We offer the sinccrcst wishes for happiness in his new embarkation, and trust that pleasure and comfort m.'iy gladden their hearts and home for aye. [As a lonely stn:, we respectfully acknowledge tlugood wishes expressed by our neighbor, but would enter a demurrer toproccodings matrimonial against us for a season. Friend Bbc-w.n will wait fo: the fulfillment of his wish, we hope, until the political turmoil is quieted.] Public Declamation. The students of the. Anderson Military and Clas? sical Academy declaimed before a large nnd intelli? gent audience or Monday evening. The ladies were there to lend their bright smiles nud beaming looks of encouragement to the youthful orators, and boqticts of beauty were as plentiful as the nu? merous boquots of dowers which were thrown to each speaker. The students arc progressing rap? idly in the oratorical art, us wo trust they are iu a.1 the various branches taught by fheir -H-grthvv ompcient and accomplished instructors. Marked improvement could be easily perceived in the grace, case und style of delivery, and though none excelled America s best orators, we verily believe that the Southern Republic will find eloquent and able defenders from this Academic group. At ths close of tho evening, Culs. Ueeu and AsiDlOBE were called for, and each gave the stu ca-nts some pertinent, sound and scusiblo advice. 'J.'he senior instructor, Rev. J. S. Pressj.ey, also made some ci^errs nnd forcible remarks upon cdu tation, which were well received. - The Southern- Confoderacy. The hopes of our people arc about to be real? ized. The dawn of a brighter, more glorious des? tiny is upon us. Freed from tire oppressive heel of the tyrant, the sunny South is to* be built up, her commerce increased, her people to1 kseomc more prosperous in manufacturing and agricultural pursuits, and her connection with a section hostile !o all these measures is to be dissevered forever, and a glorious independence achieved. The people till over the Southern States are iiroascd. Men high in position arc acting, nnd lie hearts of their countrymen are beating time to die steps they have takcu. The Empire State, our sister Georgia, is at this moment rocked to its centre in the general impulse that her sons will not submit to Black Republican rule?to the eleva? tion of a sectional President over them who is pledged to destroy and devastate the interests, safety and independence cf the So?th, for all these things ore involved in the maintenance ofdcStrac tion of slavery. Her very existence as au inde? pendent people is in upholding the institution? her subjugation and utter destruction follows its abolition. This is tho firm, decided conviction of every thinking man, and to submit to Republican misrule is to say that we value this Union more than we do slavery. The eloquence of Georgia's fuvorito sons, Tuomhs and Hill, is now engaged for the seces? sion of that State from this Union, and the people arc fully resolved to unite her fortunes with South Carolina or any other State in forming a new government?uuitcd in interest and feeling, bound together by natural ties, and having a common destiny. y The most distinguished men of all par? ties .ire lia^l in hand with those just mentioned, and we predict the speedy withdrawal of Georgia from this Confederacy. Florida, the gallant child of South Carolina? c land of flowers?the abode of true Palmetto1 icarts?she will act promptly and unite her for? tunes with those of adjoining States in throwing off the yoke that is becoming oppressive and- galling. Alabama is plcdged to resistance?her Conven? tion will be called, and she secedes from this Union. Three cheers for Alabama, the home of Yaxcey ami a host of kindred spirits, who will dare to mainiain Southern indepcudcuce. ^a-, Mississippi, where rests the ashes of rfieTamcht cd Qi tTMAX, and whose spirit would rise up to re? buke submission?she will move among the fore? most, and proudly enrol herself among the sover? eign States of the Soctiiern Confederacy. Other States will follow, or act simultaneously, and in twelve months' time we will have a most powerful nation, governing the world by her pro? ductions. In making the assertions we have in tho forego? ing, it is proper to say that they are based upon close observation of events which have trans? pired since the Presidential election. Our means of in format ion at the State capital were ample, and we arc of the deliberate opinion- that the re? sults hinted at above will be consummated or ren? dered certain before thcStato Convention moets on the 17th prdlimo. The Meeting on Tuesday Night. The Court House was filled on Tuesday evening: with the citizens of this town and vicinity. The ladies were well represented on this occasion. W? must briefly give the synopsis of the speeches made by distinguished citizens, and forego making remarks of our own upon the meeting. Hon. R. F. Simpson, cx-mcmbcr to CongrcssV was the first speaker. He was for a dissolution of this Ul ion?had been of the opinion for years that the North and South would have to separate?' nothing bound them together, and on the contrary,? there was an actual hatred existing. From pres? ent indications, he thought there wss no question of Separate secession before (he people of South Carolina. The most effective cooperation will bo' had, and if even Georgia tfent out Of the Union, ho was satisfied to go with ha*. Hon. James L. Onn next addressed the meeting. He had never before spoken on an ocoasion where graver issues were presented; wc were evidently upon the verge of revolution?it may be, civil revolution. He approved heartily of forming com? panies, and would have South Carolina prepared by munitions of war to meet any emergency. Hoped that at a moment's warning Anderson would-t march to the defence of her rights and liberties"/ His policy and sentiment as a public muir hud' been conservative?-desired to avert the issue upon us, and assumed notfe of the responsibility of its coming. In 1850 resisted Compromise measures?: thought then that co-operation was not at hand, but that the feeling and sympathy in Slates ad? joining were averse to resistance. At this time, the advices from Georgia, Florida Stad Mis? sissippi, and the facts of the case, tend to shoW^ that co-operation will be had. If the leaders in Georgia arc not deluding, she will join our State in secession, and come weal or come woe, she will be with us. In this connection, he paid a glowing tribute to the patriotism of our sister State. Ho believed, further, that Alabama was ready to join in the movement, and in Mississippi the sentimeni for disunion had been ripening and growing strong? er during the summer. He entertained strong hopes of Texas?the recent outrages aroused all pu7t1cT?rTn!Tl-t*M*<-?^^ .will be ready. Be-_ licves that other States will follow. When his conscience is satisfied that even Georgia will go for secession, he will advise South Carolins-, to take the same step. As Georgia goes, so will Florida, and the same influence Will be strong upon Ala? bama. He believes that the indications for co-op? eration are unmistakable; but if the other South? ern States tamely submit to Lincoln rule,, he re? serves to himself tho right to pronounce, against South Carolina going ulono. In conclusion, he said that if Lincoln is inaugurated, four years would not modcrato the Black Republican party, and if the South ever intends to resist, now is the time. Hon. J. W. Harrison, our State Senator, was culled upon for an expression of his views. He responded at lcnjth; and began by remarking that he had been confident for years that the issue noif before us was coming, yet he was not prepared to realize it, as he had done when the intelligence readied him that Lincoln was elected. He tiioughi co-operation was certain, ami believed that we should bury old issues and procouncc for resis? tance by secession. The States of Georgia, Flori? da, Alabama and Mississippi would act with thi*, and he wanted South Carolina to move on without dissension in her borders, to give them strength and encouragement?was not anxious that South Carolina should lead, but was willing for her to go behind. bt?orc or simultaneous with any other State. Hon. J. V. Tip.v.t) followed in a telling speech of half as how, lie was for resistance?had made progress in scecssion during the past two weeks, and believed that South Carolina had taken a step from which it would be disgrace for her to retreat. She must go out of the Union, and-he would rally ? beneath the fold* of the lV.Juictto fhg, anil as cae?i State is added, wonl-i placsfanothcr star to mark the action. lie believed that a Southern Confede? racy would scon l>s foruieiL, and that no nation onr earth would excel it in powcr^ prosperity and re? sources. ? Wc cannot give the elcjiieul! spenfcff justice, and must simply congratulate lava vegan the high, patriotic grounds assumed by -hitn oa Tuesday evening. He is forrcsisfancc, and strong? ly urged it by prompt secession from this Union. Col. Wabren D. Wilkes made tho last speech of the evening, and forcibly and eloquently urged re? sistance to the bitter end. He was among the foremost for secession, and ably presented the views entertained by him. Wc regret that our crowded columns will admit of no other than a meagre report of. the speeches of these distinguished gentlemen. They wore all warmly applauded whenever they referred to the secession of South Carolina and the Southern States from this Union. If the auditory on Tues? day evening is any indication of the feeling in this District, and wc believe it is, Anderson will be found marching firmly for resistance to tho last extremity. Tho State Convention. The Legislature by a unanimous vote oh' Satur* day last passed a bill calling a Convention if the' people of this State, to take into consideration her posit id? in- Federal affairs, and t o provide measures that her honor suffers no detriment. The Conven? tion will be held in tho city of Columbia on the 17th day of December next, and the election for delegates thereto will bo held on Thursday Uli Gf/r day of December. Each district and parish is enti? tled to the same representation in said Convention as in both branches of the Legislature, and any free white male citizen of this State, twenty-one years of age, is eligible to a scat in the Convention as a delegate from any district or parish. That Convention will pass an^ordinance announc? ing the withdrawal of the sovcflQBMMnf South Carolina from the Union. The evidence of co-op cration in such a move we give in^another article. Tins'State has mado one step towards secession, and sho will not retrace it. Wc firmly believe that South Carolina will go out of the Union, and that other States will follow. Let every mJOBmakc- up his mind quickly to sustain, with aU tmltojowers God has given him, the prompt withdrawal the* State from the reach of Black Republican rule. It is our only hope and last hope of sustaining slave? ry, and if wc submit, the funeral knell of that in? stitution is already sounded. A calm, deliberate view of the facts will convince any thinking man that we state the truth. -,-?--? The Lone'Star. Our patriotic friends, Sloan, Sullivan & Co;, have thrown to tho breeze a neat flag, having the lone star in the centre. It is indicative of their political creed, wc presume, aSd wc learn they will promptly add an additional star for every State that marches alongside of our beloved Palmetto. Hurrah for the lone star, and nine cheers for the Southern Confederacy. -? Meeting at Centreville. Wc are requested to state that Col. W. D. Wilees I and others will address the citizens in the ncigh j borhood of Centreville on Saturday the 2Ith inst. [ The public is hereby invited.