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llaiiassek, January 5.?Judge Mc Gehee, of Madison, has been elected per? manent President of the Convention.? The morning session was consumed in perfecting an organization. At the after? noon session, resolutions were offered de? claring the right of Florida to secede; declaring that cause existed for the exer? cise of this right, and that it was the du? ty of the State to prepare for it. Much discussion ensued on the policy of the immediate passage of the resolutions, and they were finally made the special order for Monday. The Convention then ad? journed until Monday. "Washington, January 5.?In the Sen? ate to-day, Mr. Mason introduced a reso? lution calling on the President for orders in relation to plans given or submitted in regard to the occupancy of forts on the Atlantic coast, South of the District of Columbia. Mr. Slidell withdrew his motion for the expulsion of the reporter of the Associa? ted Press. The Pacific Railroad Pill was debated and amended, after which the Senate adjourned. "Washington, January 5.?Mr. Dickin? son, the Mississippi Commissioner to Ma? ryland, has arrived in this city, and goes homeward to-night. The sentiments pre? sented by him before the Legislature were responded to by strong demonstra? tions in favor of Southern action. The opposition was confined to a few. "Washington, January 5.?The arrival of seventeen recruits at this city from Philadelphia has been exaggerated into the report that a large body of marines had been stationed at "Washington Bar? racks. The -Republicans held a caucus this noon to prepare a programme for future Legislative action. The rumor which has prevailed that the Brooklyn had been ordered to Charles? ton with recruits, is 2U*onounccd false by official authority. Hon. Alfred linger, Postmaster of Charleston, has written to the Postmas? ter General that he holds himself respon? sible to the Federal Government for the rcvonues accruing from his offico for the present. The postal arrangements will theroforo continue unchanged. Mobile, January 5.?The United States Arsenal was taken at daylight yesterday by troops from Mobile. The Arsenal con? tains 20,000 stand of arms, 1,500 barrels pb^vdexV~590^Cr^rS^rcks. musket cartri . dges, and other munitions of war. No defence was made. Fort Morgan was ta? ken yesterday by Mobile troops, and is now garrisoned by two hundred men. St. Louis, January 5.?Gov. Jackson's message favors remaining in the Union under constitutional guarantees?opposes coercion and Congressional, compromises, and advises a State Convention. He al? so advises the reorganization of the mili? tia, and the legalizing of the suspension of Specie payment by the banks. Washington, December 7.?In the Senate, Crittenden's resolutions were up. Senator Crittenden delivered an implor? ing and affecting speech. Senator Toombs followed in a lengthy speech, the most ardent secession effort of the sea? son. He ignored the idea of Georgia com pi'omising on the Northern construction of the Constitution. He summarized the grievances of the South, and said if the South was denied her rights, she would appeal to the God of battles. The Senate then went into executive session on Mc Intyre's nomination, which was referred to the usual Committee. In the House, an attempt to introduce the Border States resolution negatived. Mr. Adrain offered a resolution approving Anderson's course, and the acts of the President for maintainining him in his present j>osition, and enforcing the laws for the preservation of the Union, which was adopted by a vote of 124 to 5G. The House thon adjourned to Wednesday. Montgomery, January 7.?The Con? vention met at noon to-day. Mr. Phil? lips, a secessionist from Dallas, is tempo? rary Chairman. Mr. Horn temporary Secretary. The roll of counties was call? ed. All the delegates arc present. Hon. W. M. Brooks has been elected President over Jamison by eight majority. The proceedings were very quiet. Fowler, a secessionist, was elected Secretary. Tallauassee, January 7.?A resolution declaring tho right and duty of Florida to secedo from the Union was passed to-day, by a vote of 62 yeas to 5 nays. A com? mittee of thirteen was appointed to draft an ordinance of secession. The ordinance wras adopted. New York, January 7.?Mayor Wood's message recommends the secession of the city of New York from the State, and the formation of a free city; he was not prepared, however, to recommend violent measures therefor. .-o Lieut. W. G. Dozier, U. S. Navy, antic? ipating tho secession of South Carolina, has returned home from tho Mediterrane? an and resigned his commission. MESSAGE NO. 1 OF GOV. PICKENS. To the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives. The events that have recently transpir? ed in the harbor of Charleston, make it proper that I should communicate the general facts in relation to the same. It was distinctly understood that those who had the right to pledge the faith of tho United States Government on the one part, and those who had a similar right on the part of this State, had agreed that after the Act of Secession there should be no change in the forces within its keep? ing at the forts in the harbor, nor should there be any increase of the United States forces until after the Commissioners ap? pointed by the Convention should present themselves at "Washington and la}' before the President of the United States the Ordinance of Secession and the proposi? tion to negotiate for the delivery of the posts and for the State to account for all public property on just and equitable principles. All this is admit ted and sta? ted by the late Secretary of War, Got. Floyd, in his letter ol resignation, which has been published. Pending this solemn pledge, during the night of the 2Gth of December last, the commandant of Fort Moultric suddenly, without notice, evacuated that fort and with nearly every effective man under his command, and transferred the garri? son over to Fort Sumter, the strongest position commanding the harbor, and to a great extent Fort Moultric itself. Ho not only did this, but actually burned the cttrriages of most of the heavy guns in effective position, and spiked all the guns and injured the pubiie property in other respects. The fort was enveloped" in smoke and flames. When this was known in the early morning to the good people of Charleston, they were thrown into great excitement. I sent off an Aid de-Camp to the fort to know by what au? thority the commandant had acted, and to require that the commandant should return back to Fort Moultric, as the Gov-! eminent of the United States was pledged | to keep all its forces as they were in the different forts. The reply of Major An? derson was that ho did not know any? thing of such pledgo, and acted on his own responsibility, with a view to pre? vent the effusion of blood, and declined to return. I immediately ordered the occu? pation of Castle Pinckney and Sullivan's Island, and if it could be done in safety, after an examination as to the reported undermining, then Fort Moultric itself should bo occupied. In the orders issued, it was expressly stated that these occupations were made with a view to prevent the further de? struction of the public property and to se? cure the public safety, if possible. The officer taking possession of Castle Pinck? ney stated that if it had not been done the public property in that fort would have been destroyed, as was done in Fort Moultric. The Arsenal, containing the arms of the United States, in the city, was more recently taken possession of, to prevent any premature collision, and for safe-keeping, in the present excited slate of the public mind. All the steps which have been taken have been taken from necessity, and with a view to givo securi? ty and safety in the present condition of the country. The Convention has, by its Ordinance, withdrawn the State from the Federal Union, and, by consequence, imposed up? on the Executive the duty of endeavor? ing to sustain the rights of the State: and in this emergency. I confidently rely upon the Legislature to sustain tiic Exe? cutive in all proper measures. F. W. PICKENS. The Richmond Enquirer says : A gen? tleman who arrived in this city, direct from North Carolina, informs us that Gov. Ellis has taken possesion of Fort Macon and other forts; also, of the Arsenal, with its arms, in that State, and jfiaccd State troops within all the forts. All hail to Gov. Ellis. He has shown himself worthy of the trust reposed in him, and that under him North Carolina will never be subju? gated by cocrcionists. -<*? Arizona goes witu the Soutu.?The Mesilla (Arizona) Times, commenting up? on the secession movement, says: ': In the event of the establishment of a Southern Confederacy, Arizona will knock at the door of their first Congress for admmission as a State; and it is prob? able New Mexico will do the same." -o Louisiana.?All our State exchanges, says the New Orleans Bulletin, are devo? ting themselves to the discussion of the mode of resistance, and to the publication the proceedings of public meetings. Not the faintest note of submission is heard. - At an election held on the 28th ult., for Colonel to command tho 3Gth Regiment S. C. M., Major George W. H. Legg was elc ctcd.?Carolin a Sparta n. The occupation of Forts Pulaski and Jack-son by the Georgia State stroops was in pursuance of instuctions from the Gov? ernor. Bcnj. Mordecai, Esq., has contributed, from his individual resources, ten thou? sand dollars to the Treasury of the State. The full returns in Alabama show that tho delegates in favor of immediate seces? sion arc largely in the majority. Many of the ladies of Pichmond now wear the secession rosette in their bon THURSDAY MORNING, JAN'Y. 10, 18C1. JAMES A. HOTT, Editor. fiST The friends of Col. CHARLES S. MATTI SON respectfully nominate him as a candidate for Major of the volunteer companies recently formed in thin District. January 10, 18G1 21 District Election. Next Monday an election will he held in this District for Clerk of the Court. Hon. J. L. Potdgru. This eminent lawyer has been elected by the Legislature a Commissioner to Codify the Statute Laws of South Carolina. Earthquake. At twenty minutes before 5 o'clock p. m., on Thursday last, there was a sensible shock felt- in this community, from an earthquake, which lasted for several minutes. -O Tender of Sorvice. The " Seneca Rangers," Capt. Titos. Halt,, nnd the " Anderson Troop of Cavalry," Capt. John If. Guyton, have tendered their services, respectively, to the Governor. The "Rangers" arm and equip themselves. Georgia Election. Ninety-two out of one hundred and thirty-two counties, thus far heard from, have elected 14U scccssio'^^'nnd (5.3 co-opcrationists. Toom ?Sand Conn are both elected. The popular majority for secession is overwhelming. Three Cheora for Florida! Telegraphic dispatches announce that the gallant little State of Florida passed the Ordinance of se? cession from the Union, on last Monday. The pco of South Carolina, with united voice, welcome the noble action of our patriotic sister! Personal. Lieut. IIumpiibets, of the Palmetto Riflemen, left on yesterday morning for Charleston, on busi? ness connected with the reception of that corps into service. We trust that his mission will prove suc? cessful. England & Bewloy. ? These gentlemen, our very clever and accommo? dating neighbors, announce that they arc selling Goods at cost for the "pewter." They likewise in? vite iheir friends, most respectfully, to make quick settlements of their accounts. Sec their adver? tisements. -o Seneca Rangers. At a meeting of this company on the 5th inst., the following Resolution was unanimously adopted: Rcsolrcd, That the Captain be instructed to oder the services of the Seneca Rangers to his Excellen? cy, the Governor of South Carolina, to be called in? to service as the exigencies of the State may re? quire. " One more Unfortunate" The bachelor editors arc fast deserting their posi? tions, and yielding to the charms of bewitching fair ones. In recent exchanges wefind (he mourn? ful ('!) tidings that Go!. Smueu, of the Newberry Sun, and Capt. Sai.i.kv, of the Orangeburg Southron, have entered the blissful realms of matrimony. Prosperity be with you, gentlemen ! Who next ? Anderson Military and Classical Academy. The advertisement of this popular institution will be found in our columns. The exercises will open on next Monday, and we hope that the classes will be full and complete. The reduced rales com? mends the School to parents and guardians in these stringent times. We learn that, the Classical De? partment will be presided over by Mr. McQueks, of Sum tor', a distinguished graduate of tboS. C. Col? lege. Capt. Adams retains the position in which he has heretofore shown so much ability and given such general satisfaction. Our District. A correspondent of the Columbia Guardian, over the signature of "Ike," writing under date of the 4th inst., speaks as follows in regard to the proud position which our District assumed by the patri? otic conduct of her sons on Thursday last: " While we have heretofore bocn rather behind some of our neighbors in open manifestation of zeal and patriotism in the cause, none have exceeded our people in decisive action. The result is most gratifying, nnd makes us feel proud of the District among whose people we have cast our lot. To-~nighl there are over six hundred volunteers in Anderson, and t licy* will prove themselves, if called into ser? vice, worthy sons of the Palmetto State." -o Who will tako the Lead 1 Every one can find something to do towards nssisting in the glorious struggle in which our peo? ple arc now engaged. All cannot volunteer and rentier service in that way, and therefore wc throw out the suggestion, that those wiio intend remain? ing at home should organize themselves into as? sociations for the protection of our homes and fire? sides. They should likewise have especial care over the families of those in service, not amply provided for, and see that they arc fed and clothed The bare mention of the subject, wc hope, will be sufficient. Don't wait for your neighbor to move in this matter, but devise some plan at once and carry it out. Tho LaurensviUo Herald. In the last number of this familiar nnd valuable exchange, wc find the valedictory of II. L. Mc GOWAX, Esq., who has for two years past conducted the Herald with ability and satisfaction to its nu? merous readers. In the retirement of our valued friend, we must express unfeigned regret at part? ing with an obliging cotempornry and courteous gentleman, nnd wish for him unfading laurels in his profession. His successor is the proprietor, J. HoLLIKGSWORTH, Esq., wl'.osc talent and industry cannot fail to win success. We greet him with an earnest, cordial shake of the ?S?P*, in performing our part towards receiving him into the editorial ranks. Here's double health to the Herald?our old love?and its worthy conductor ! -?v Tho Torkvillo Enquirer. This welcome fireside journal, which now ranks among the best literary papers,appeared last week with a new and beautiful heading and other typographical improvements. The Enquirer is de? cidedly superior iu every respect, and its choice variety of matter from the pens of Southern writers commends the paper peculiarly to our people. It is edited with great care nnd ability by If. If. East and L. M. Grist, Esqs., the proprietors, who have secured, ns contributing editors, those well known,racy and versatile geniuses, J. Wood David? son and Wm. M. Martin. The Enquirer is firmly established anl on a sound basis?with energy, en? terprise nnd ts.lent at the helm. A glorious suc? cess to its gentlemanly conductors ! Terms, Sil per annum. Address, "Enquirer," Yorkvillc, S. V. i Tho Volunteering on Thursday last. At an early hour on Thursday morning last, we accepted the kind invitation of a friend and ac? companied him to Haynie's, the parade ground of the 4th Regiment, S. C. M. The day was pro? pitious and bright?tho murky clouds which over? spread the hen vens for several days previous had disappeared, and the clear sunlight beamed updri our fellow-citizens who went forth on that day to witness an exhibition of patriotism and obey tho high summons, of stern duty. Hundreds were in attendance, ar.d all wearing anxious, eager face-. At 11 o'clock a. m., the Hon. J. 1). Ashmore ad? dressed the multitude, giving an account of the feeling at Washington, the action of the Conven? tion, and the necessity which existed for the call that had been made upon the State for troops. Soon after the speech, the Regiment was formed on the field and Col. Ashmore again addressed the military, at the request of Col. C. S. Mattison, and concluded by offering his services to Col. M., and through him to the State, and bade those disposed to follow the example. The Battalions were fac? ing each other, and as the martial music proceeded up and down the line, one might perceive the men emerging from either side, and with a shout de? clare their readiness to defend Carolina. Two full companies were procured, in a very short, time. Then followed the calls upon the volunteer corps present, who responded, without a single exception, as follows . The Palmetto Riflemen, Capt. Wiiitxer. The Gist Riflemen, Capt. Smith. Seneca Rangers, Capt. Hall, and The Anderson Troop, Capt. GciTOX. Shortly afterwards, we left I lie field, thankful that we had witnessed so pleasing a scene, and con? fident that, our District would furnish her full quota of soldiers to defend the glorious action which had been consummated with an entire unanimity. The 42d Regiment, commanded by Col. Long, assembled on the same day, and we arc highly gratified to learn that the requisite number was easily obtained, and the two companies formed. Speeches were made by the commanding olliccr, Capt. SnAXKMX and others. The noble conduct of our citizen-soldiery de? serves all praise. Their gallant response to the call tu arms re-echoes to the seabord, and assures our low-country friends that the sturdy, stout? hearted yeomanry of this section will defend them through every trial. We canno: close these remarks, without refer? ring to the promptness and alacrity displayed by the Colonels of the respective Regiments. On the fifth day aftjr the orders were issued from Charles? ton, their commands were on I lie field, and in larger numbers than usually seen nt a regular parade. Is not Anderson entitled to the appella? tion of the Banner District in this movement? Below we give a. list of i lie commissioned officers elected in each volunteer corps in the District: FORTY-SECOND REGIMENT. FIRST UATTAI.IO.V. James Long, Captain; John Long, 1st Lieuten? ant ; W. A. Cason, 2d: J. \V. Brandett, Ensign. SECOND BATTALION. J. L. Shnnklin, Captain ; John 0. Cherry. 1st Lieutenant; John Daniel, 2d ; Michael Rcllottc, Ensign. FOURTH REGIMENT. FIRST HAT PA LION*. J. D. Ashmore, Captain : William Anderson, 1st Lieutenant: AV. J. Broom, 2d; W. N. Major, En sign. SECOND DATT.Vt.iOX. Jno. T. Dean, Captain : A. T. Brnylcs, 1st Lieu? tenant; D. L. Hall, 2d; Jos. Realty, Kusign. filST RIFLEMEN*. If. Julius Smith, Captain ; (i. Ed. Broyles, 1st Lieutenant; John Burnett, 2d; -, Ensign. IX DEPEND E S T VOLUNT K K R CO 111 'S. PALMKTTrt RIFLEMEN*. J. II. Whitncr, Captain; W. \V. Humphreys, Is! Lieutenant; C. E. Earlo. 2d; A. Peltou, Ensign. SENECA CANCERS. Thos. Hall, Captain; V. II. Harrison, 1st. Lie*' tenant; F. C. Borstel, 2d; C. C. Langst on, Comet. ANDERSON' TBOf/1' OT CAVAt.ltY. John W. Guyton, Captain: John McVull, sr., lsl Lieutenant; John L. Arnold, 2d; 11. 15. Arnold, Cornet. ---?> Tho Corrospondenc; botwccT. the Co-nuiscionors and Fresi.lcnt Uuchanp.n. This interesting correspondence has been pub? lished. We regret that limited space will not al? low us to give it entire to our readers in tiiis is? sue? it will appear next week. The correspon? dence begins with a letter front I lie Commissioners, to which Mr. BcciiAXAX replies?another follows on the oilier side, which the President declines li> answer ami returns to the Cuiuinissioiicrs. Under date of December 2S, the Commissioners furnished Mr. BcciiAXAX with a copy of the pow? ers under which they are authorized to treat with the Federal Government for the delivery of the forts, &c, and for a division of (lie public property.? They also furnished a cony of the Ordinance of Secession, stating that they were ready to enter upon this negotiation in a spirit of harmony, hut that the events of the last twenty-four hours had rendered this impossible. They urged the imme? diate withdrawal of the troops from Charleston harbor, as, '?under present circumstances, they are a standing menace, which renders negotiation im? possible, and, as our recent experience shows, threatens speedily to bring to a bloody issue, ques? tions which ought to be settled with temperance ami judgment." Mr. Buchanan replies under dato of Dec. 30th, statiug hat his position was clearly defined in his Message on the Sil inst. He uses a great, many words to convince the Commissioners that he never ordered any reinforcement of the forts in Charleston harbor, nor authorized any change in the disposition of the forces already there, and that Major Anderson' acted without orders, lie then goes on to recapitulate the circumstances under which the authorities of Charleston have acted, and says he cannot and will not withdraw the troops from the harbor of Charleston, lie adds that he has just received information of the taking of Charle-ton Arsenal, containing munitions of war worth half a million of dollars, and expresses his determination to defend Fort Sumtor, as a portion of the public property of the United States, against hostile attacks, from whatever quarter they may come, but he does not perceive how such a defence can be construed into a menace agahtst the city of Charleston. Under date of the 1st inst., the Commissioners respond to the President, in strong language, against the evasive positions assumed by him.? Their reply is air earnest deprccition of the Prc.-i dent's course, and they utter, in plain language, the contempt and scorn which the imbecile, weak old man deserves. He has shown himself utterly incapable and impotent to discharge his duties in the present/crisis?wanting the moral courage to face public opinion, and willing to take counsel of those whom he has hitherto affected to despise. The rejoinder of the Commissioners plainly exhib? its him1 in reference to this disgraceful conduct and cowardly hesitation. For terms?, ece first pngc. BY YESTERDAY EVENING'S MAIL. Charleston, Jan. 8.?Secretary Thomp? son resigned because the Star of the West, with troops, had been sent to Charleston. She is looked for to-night. The Brooklyn is ready at Norfolk. There is much stir and excitement here. Col. Gregg's Regiment is full. A very sad accident occurred last night, at Castle Pinckncy. A sentinel accident \y shot Robert Holmes, and killed him immediately. Gray, of the Edgefield Company, was also shot, accidentally, in the thigh, by a revolver. The wound is severe. Montoomkuy, Jan. 8.?A. P. Calhoun, Commissioner from South Carolina, ad? dressed theConvcntion to-day. The speech was well received. Despatches to Gover? nor Moore from Virginia. Florida and Mis? sissippi were read in the Convention, and created much cnthsiasm. A committee of thirteen was appointed, to consider and report what action it was necessary for the State to take. The Convention'by a large majority determined to go into se? cret session. j CnAKLESTON, Jan. 8.?It is rcporte-1 that the Star of the "West, one of the California steamers, left New York, on Saturday night, with 250 troops from Governor's Island, to reinforce Fort Sum ter. It is certain she left with troops, but doubted whether Charleston is her desti? nation. y< w Hon. James L. Orr. This distinguished public servant and tried statesman arrived home on Sunday last, by an extra train. At the request of a number of gentle? men. Col. Orb addressed the people of this District on Snlcday, in the Court House, at 11 o'clock a. m. The spacious court room was densely crowded with eager listeners, anxious to learn from their honored fellow-citizen what his impression were of the ex? isting crisis in our history. It is hardly prudent to make any synopsis of the speech of Col. Onn, as he dwelt principally upon his recent mission to Washington City, as one of the Commissioners from South Carolina to the United States, and sketched, wit Ii truthful hand, the perfidy and traitorship of prominent individuals at the Federal capital.? Throughout the speech.enthusiastic applause greet? ed the speaker. In concluding his remarks, which occupied about one hour, Col.Onn feelingly referred to the condition of affairs in this country, and with touching eloquence besought every man to do his duty, at every peril, in defending our beloved State against ihe assault of foes : anil thence arose shouts from the young and middle-aged, while more than one beyond tho prime of life gave vent to their feelings in tears. The Col. was firm, decided and thouhtftd in the | expression of his opinons, and counselled his con? stituents with wisdom and prudence. They may safely rely upon hi:i counsel, and arc assured that their honor will suffer no detriment while in his keeping. Through years that have passed, they confided in him,and we trust that now, in the zenith of his power and intellectual greatness, they may retain his services until pending difficulties arc ad? justed and peace and harmony restored in this country. - rKlXTCBS' Patriotism.?Eight printers from the South Carolinian ami Southern Guardian offices arc in the ranks of the Columbia Artillery, which left yesterday. They are all young men who will be found equal to any emergency. The large number and the promptness with which they volunteered speak well lor the patriotism of the craft.?Guar? dian. Wc may add that fire compositors in the Mercury office are now in active service at the various sta '; :ions in and around Charleston. There arc others In our composing room, who are on furlough, and expect to bo called oft every hour.?Mercury. J And we may add, that three printers in the An ! dcrson Gazette office belong to the Palmetto Rifle? men, and are ready at a moment's warning to go into service?while another from Ihij ofnee volun? teered hist Thursday in the -1th Regiment, and the editor, a practical printer, is a member of the Ri? flemen. The craft really seem anxious for *'a place in the picture." Military Elections. An election was held in the "Anderson Troop" on last Saturday for Second Lieutenant, which re? sulted in the choice of Joax L. Au.nold, vice S. M. WlLKRS, resigned. Also, on the same day, an election was held for Second Lieutenant of tlie "Palmetto Riflemen," resulting in the choice of C. E. Eart.K, rtccJonx P. Ultowx, resigned; and for Third Lieutenant, A. Feltox was chosen, vice Barle, promoted. An Eloquont Peroration. The following paragraphs wc extract from the speech of Mr. BexjaxiX, of Louisiana, delivered in the ?*. S. Senate last week. Nothing more sub? lime, touching, forcible and eloquent has reached us during the whole of the masterly debates that have been held in Congress for the past ten years. As wc read, the mind naturally recurs to the lime when the "immortal trio," Clay, Caliiolx and Wkbsteb, enchanted and held spell-bound the lis? tening, admiring world with their powerful logic ami affect ng eloquence. Louisiana may well be proud of him who littered the following: "And now, Senators, within a few weeks wo part to meet as Senaturs in one common council cham? ber of the nation no more forever. Wc desire, wc beseech you, let this parting be in peace. I con? jure you to indulge in no vain delusion that duty or conscience, interest or honor, imposes upon you the necessity of invading our States or shedding the blood of our people. You have no possible just? ification for it. I trust it is in no craven spirit, and witli no sacrifice of the honor or dignity of my own State, that I make this last appeal, but from higher and holier moliTcs. If, however, it shall prove vain, if you are resolved to pervert the Government framed by the fathers for the protec? tion of our rights intcan. instrument for subjugat? ing and enslaving us*, then,-appealing to the Su? preme Judge of the universe for the rectitude of our intentions, we must meet the fsstto that you force upon us ns best becomes freemen defending all that is dear to nan. What may be the fate of this horrible contest, no man can tell, none pretend to foresee ; but this much I will say : the fortunes of war may be ad? verse to our arms ; you may carry desolation into our peaceful land, and with torch and fire you may even emulate the atrocities of those who, in the war of the Revolution.hounded on-the blood-thirsty scvagc to attack upon the defenseless frontier; you may, under the protection of your advancing ar? mies, give shelter to the furious fanatics who de? sire, and profess to desire, nothing more than to add all the horrors of a servile insurrection to the calamities of civil war; you may do all this?and more too, if more there be?but you never can sub? jugate us; you never can convert the free sons of the soil into vasscls, paying tribute to your power; and you never, never can degrade them to the level of ,iu inferior and servile race. Never.' Never! ! Ijnnttnal. MARRIED, on the 20th ult., by Rct. J. C. Wil? liams, Mr. William Kixq, of Henry County, Va.^ to Miss Mary J. Yorxc, daughter of the Rev. V; Young, of Abbeville District. TO HIRE. ON Wednesday next, before the Court House door, FIVE NEGROES. They are voting and likely. JAMES L. ORR, Agent. Jan. 10, 18G1 21 It Attention, Palmetto Riflemen I YOU arc hereby ordered to assemble in front of the Court House, for drill and instruction, on Saturday next at 11 o'clock a. m. precisely. Hy order of the Captain. MIKE MAGEE, 0. & Jan. 10, 1801 21 It COTTON ADVANCED! ALL having accounts upon our Books will plealse conic forward and settle, cither by note or casti? we would prefer THE CASH: Our Books must bo closed. EXGLAXD & BEWLEY. Anderson, Jan. 10, 18GI 21 tf Dissolution, THE copartnership heretofore existing bctwecri KEITH & WILKES, in the practice of the Law' in the Courts of the Western Circuit, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Those indebted to the linn will cull and settle. E. M. KEITH, W. D. WILKES. Jan. S, 1S01 21 3t Gazette please copy. War! War!! War!!! -o FROM THIS DATE UNTIL THE FIRST OF HAUCH, WE WH! sell our DRV GOODS and Shelf HARD \VA RE, A.t Cost for Cash. Those wishing Cheap Goods had best give us a call, as we mean what w ay. ENGLAND & BEWLEY. Anderson, Jan. 10, 1861 21 tf EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. JANUARY 3, 1861. BY VIRTUE of the power conferred on mo by an Ordinance of the Convention, requiring the ap? pointment of an Executive Council, and for the con? venient distribution of the duties to be discharged hy thai Council. I therefore make the following divisions in the Executive Adminstration : 1. THi: STATE.?Having for its functions the assistance of the Governor, with the exercise of his powers, as now delegated, and more especially in his intercourse with the States, and also in ar rangemcnts with foreign powers, as lo Consols and Treaties, and regulations as to commerce, Jr'af this I appoint :!ic Hou A. G. MAGRATH. ? TUE WaR.?Having for its object the super? vision of all matters relating to a condition of hos tililics, and the management and military disposi? tion of troops, (o lie received under different Or? dinances of the Convent inn and Acts of the Legis? lature, and as lothc management of troops in acfu tunl service. For thu I appoint Gen. D. F. JAMI? SON. 3. THE TREASURY.?Having ander its jnriu diction and supervision all matters connected with the fiscal relations of the State, and the practical details in raising the funds provided for by any Ordinance of the Convention or Acts of the Legis? lature, which are not specially transferred to some other department. For this I appoint the Hon. C. G. MEM MING ER. 4. THE POST OFFICE.?Its functions indicated by i lie name, an I including tlicrein so much of a connection with the customs as-relates to light? houses, buoys and matters of that nature. For this I appoint Gen. \V. ?V. HARLEE. 5. INTERIOR.?Having under its direction lo c:il matters within the State, including the Militia and the Coast Police. For this I appoint Gen. A. C. GARLINTON. F. W. PICKENS. Jan. 10, 1801. 21 It Head- Quarters. CHARLESTON, January 5, 1861. GENERAL OH DE US, A'C. ?. WHEREAS the Convention of the People of Sonth Carolina, by a Resolution adopted on the 2d day of January, 1801, authorized the Governor to receive into the service of the State, for a period not ex? ceeding six months, such Volunteer Companies as might tender their services; And whereas the said Convention have since de? clared that the above Resolution was designed to aid, and not to supersede, the provisions of the 2d section of the Act "to provide an armed force," passed December, I860.; It is, therefore, now ordered, that General Order Xo. ?") be countermanded, and General Order No. 4, calling for a Company of Volunteers from each Bat? talion in tlic State, in accordance with 2d section of said Act, is hereby re-issued, and prompt and strict obedience enjoined thereto. By order: STATES R. GIST, Adjutant and Inspector General. Jan. 10, 1801 21 It Head- Q uarters. CHARLESTON, January 3, 1861. THE Quartermasters of troops coining to the city by order, must receipt to the Agents of the Rail? roads in our State for the number passed ovcrihemv This receipt may be sent for payment to? L. M. HATCH' Quartermaster-General S. O*. X\ B.?The troops must give the earliest possible* notice of the- tir^c they will be at the points on the Railroad. The importance of giving notice to this Depart? ment of the time of their expected arrival, thai ar | rangemcnts may be made for them, must be appar-' I cut to all. I Jan. 10, 1861. 21 It I-?-. . / Head- Quarters. CHARLESTON, Jaxuaby 5, 1861.? THE following gentlemen have been appointed Aids-dc-Camp to his Excellency Gov. PICKENS, with the rank of of Lieutenant-Colonel, and willbtf obeyed and rcspc:!ed accordingly : A. L. DEARIXG, II. WALKER ADAMS, MORTIMER GLOVER, W. C. HARRIS, F. J. MOSES, Jr. By order: S. R GIST. Acting Adj. and Insp. Gen1!.' Jan. 10, 1861 21 It Head-QLiarters. CIIARLESTOX, S. C, Jaxuaby 3, 1861. HIS Excellency Governor Piekcrij having appoint' cd Messrs. GABRIEL MANIGAULT an* BURNET RHETT Aids-dc-Campp, with the rant of Lieutenant-Colonel, they will be obeyed and res-' pectcd accordingly. By order: S. R. GIST, Acting Adj. and Insp. General. Jan. 5, 1861/ 2L y?