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_^y?snviLLE, Tenn., Jan. 15.?The Con? vention bjll was passed unanimously by the House, on Saturday night. There is no doujbt that the same will be passed in the Senate to-day. Charleston, Jan. 15.?-Georgia is be lievvd to be all right. Hon. B. H. Hill, a prominent politician, has been converted to secession. Charleston, January 15.?Reliable de? spatches received in this city, state that Mr. Ilayne has had an interview with the President, but that nothing definite has been arrived at. Springfield, 111., Jan. 15.?Gov. Yates' inaugural was delivered to-day. It is the most decidedly abolition, anti-compromise and anti-secession document since the cri? sis began. Harrisburg, Penn., January 15.?Gov. Curtin's inaugural has been delivered.? He says that Pennsylvania will repeal all unjust laws, and promote fraternity and peace between the States. He denies the right of secession, ahd says the first duty of the Government is the enforcement of the supreme law, and that the State offi? cers should have support in doing it. Raleigh, 27. C, January 15.?The Sen? ate was engaged all day, to-day, on the Convention bill, but no vote was taken.? The debate was mostly on the details. There was no indication how the matter will result. The House was engaged all day on the coercion resolutions, and is considerably split on the details and various amend? ments. Many speeches were made on the v subject. No vote was had, but all are against coercion, although it is believed that some will be against secession. Much excitement was manifested during the de? bate. Montgomery, January 15.?The Leg? islature organizod this morning. It will confine its action as far as possible during the session to business arising from the action of the Convention. Tho Governor's Message urges the necessity of Alabama being at once placed upon tho most effi? cient war footing. He urges the appoint? ment of a military board by the Legisla? ture. The Convention is in secret session. Both bodies have adjourned until to-mor? row. Washington, January 15.?In the House to-day, the Army bill was discuss? ed. Messrs. Reagan, of Texas, and An? derson, of Missouri, took the side of the South. The latter disapproved of the precipitancy of the Gulf States, and fa? vored a border State Convention. Mr. Stanton replied that it was his impress? ion that it was no part of the Republi? can principles to interfere with slavery in the States. He was willing to amend the Constitution, to guard against inter? ference except with the consent of all the States, and admit New Mexico. Mr. Adrian, in a very conciliatory speech, said he would make concessions and compromises, but would not permit secession. In the Senate. Mr. Crittenden's Union resolution was taken up. A Constitution? al debate ensued, when it Was laid aside for the discussion of the Pacific Railway bill. Mr. Crittenden, in thrilling accents and words, endeavored to obtain action on the resolution, but his endeavors were unheeded. The Pacific Railway bill was amended and continued over. Augusta, Jan'y. 14.?Additional State troops have been ordered to Pensacola.? The Auburn (Ala.) Guards left this morn? ing. The Tuskogee (Columbus).Zouaves leaves to-night. Other companies are going. Florence, S. C, January 15.?Senator Toombs arrived here this afternoon on his return to Georgia. Ho took the Augusta route. -? Patriotic Response.?The call for the works in defence of the State, meets a prompt response from our citizens.? Mr. G. J. I). McCall, of Darlington, sent down, yesterday, thirty-two hands, among whom are some good carpenters, and has placed them at the disposal of the Quar? termaster General. Seventy-three fine healthy negroes were sent to Capt. Daley, by several pa? triotic planters of Williamsburg District, and were immediately taken to Sullivan's Island, where they will be employed about the fort.?Charleston Mercury. -4? Senator Toombs telegraphs the follow? ing to the Augusta Constitutionalist: Washington, January 12.?Seward's speech puts an end to all hope of adjust? ment, R. Toombs. -+ A subscriber to the Charleston Mercury, in Texas, writes that South Carolina can get 10,000 Texas Rangers to come to her callaat any moment she wants them. -?, A large number of the free colored men of Columbia have offered thoir services, ehrough the Mayor, to the Governor of the State. The "Washington Light Infantry are at Morris Island, and not at "Bird Keys." as reported by a city paper. CJje person $ntdligcntcr. THURSDAY MORNING, JAX'Y. IT, i8c1. JAMES A. HOYT, Editor. SST The friends of Col. CHARLES S. MATTI SON respectfully nominate liim as a candidate for Major of the volunteer companies recently formed in this District. January 10, 18U1 21 jjgj- We ask a perusal of the spirited article in another column, from a New Jersey paper, which boldly espouses the Southern cause. -??? J5??- The correspondence between the Commis? sioners from South Carolina and Brcsident Buchan? an, noticed in our last issue, will be found on our fourth page. Liberal Donation. A patriotic citizen of Georgia has sent a dona? tion of $2,000 to the Secretary of the Treasury of thi? State, for the public service. Wc are requested to state that the exercises of the Military and Classical Academy will be re? sumed on next Monday. Unavoidable causes pre? vented the rcsumtion of duties, as announced in our last. Executed. Frederick Leach, who was sentenced at the Fall Term of our Court, for the murder of Hampton Cobb, was hung on Friday last, in the suburbs of j our Town. As usual, there was a large attendance of people in the village on that day. The Keowes Courier. We sec by the last number that Messrs. It. Yocxo and W. II. Holcomue have purchased a half-interest in this popular journal. Friend Thompson continues at the helm as editor, which post he has occupied with signal ability and suc? cess for years. A pleasant career to all! JJ?5"* We publish, on the first page, the "Dcclara. tion of Causes which justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.It is a clear, distinct and satisfactory statement of the aggres? sive measuros upon our section, and also sets forth an explicit view of the right to secede. It is from the able pen of Mr. Memmingeh, and was publish? ed several weeks since, but we have been too close? ly pressed for room to pressnt it sooner. For tho Ladies. Our friends of the Drug Store underneath this office, Evixs & UtTBDAIU), have just received an elegant assortment of tho very finest Perfumery, such as Lubin's genuine Extracts, &c, &c, togeth? er wiih many other articles lorn Lady's toilet. The mere announcement of the fact is sufficient to en? sure rapid sale of these "indispensable requisites." The Tugalo Bangers. A volunteer Cavalry Company at Hartwell, Ca., met on the 12th inst., and elected the following, as their officers : JOEL TOWERS, Captain. A. Cerxoy, 1st Lieutenant. I. N. Reeder, 2d. " F. 13. lionets, 3d. " Aceopiol. We gladly chronicle the fact that the services of the Palmetto Riflemen have been accepted by the Governor. The corps is accepted ns one of the Rifle companies authorized to be raised in this Brigade. The cloth for uniforms has been ordered, together with everything to make the company out? fit complete. The "Palrocttoes" claim a prominent place in the scene of danger, if war ensues, and will exhibit none other than gallant conduct in defence of our beloved Carolina. -4? An Editor in Actual Sorvico. We observe by the last issue of the Abbeville Press, that its accomplished editor, w. A. Lee, Esq., has shouldered his musket as "high private" in the ranks of the Abbeville company, which went down to Charleston last week. The fraternity could not be represented by a more noble, high souled gentleman than our gallant friend. Another brother editor and esteemed friend. Capt. F. F. wahle?, of the Darlington Southerner, and commander of the "Guards" from that place, has been in service for several weeks, with his spir? ited corps. Three cheers for the editors now on duty in defence of their State! Tho Southorn Confederacy. It will be seen from despatches which we publish this morning, that Mississippi, Alabama and Flor? ida have seceded from the Federal Union. The ball rolls unceasingly on, and by the 4th of March the entire slave States will be free, independent, and forever out of the reach of abolition rule. What a sublime spectacle to be recorded in history . The second struggle for liberty ami equality is even more brilliant than the firsthand the daring, heroic action of South Carolina will yet be viewed in its proper light. The Convention of Georgia met on yesterday, and ere the week closes, wc expect the glad tidings that she has become united with the Palmetto and other Slates, in building up a new government far more powerful than that bequeathed by our patriot ? ic ancestry. Citizens, one and all, prepare to welcome our sister across the Savannah with the liveliest demonstrations ! Seneca Rant.eks.?By letters from Anderson District, we learn that the gallant yeomanry of the up-country arc no laggards in maintaining ti c honor and glory of the State, but are rapidly arm? ing and forming themselves into companies. Be? low wc give a list ,of the officers of the "Seneca Rangers." a corps of mounted men, armed and equipped at their own expense, whose services have beere tendered to the Governor, and who are eager to have a " place in the picture " in sustain? ing the rights of South Carolina against the sec? tional bandit war waged against her.?Charleston Mercury. ^/ Death of Capt. Suvbrick.?We regret to learn that Capt. Shubrick, late of the ?. S. Navy, but for several years residing near Pendleton, died on Monduy last. He had seen much service, having received several dangerous wounds in the face and head iu battle. Capt. Shubrick was a brave nnd accomplished officer, and we mourn, iu common with his countrymen, the demise of so gallant a man.?Pichcns Courier, 12th inst. Hon. Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, was burnt in effigy, at Knoxvillc, on Tuesday night. The Maine Legislature have elected cx-Govern or Morrill United States Senator in place of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, resigned. The Albany Journal anounces that Hon. Wil? liam II. Seward has accepted the office of Secreta? ry of State under Mr. Lincoln's administration. At Louisville, on the 8th, salutes were fired in honor of General Jackson and Major Anderson, "Ruby's" Experience in Soldier Life. We noticed lust week that our genial, gifted friend, W. M. Martin, had become associated with the Yorkville Enquirer as contributing editor. In the last number of that paper wc read with pleas? ure, and no little astonishment, one of his racy tetters dated Fort Moultrie, where he was quarter? ed with the Columbia Artillery. His usual signa? ture is " Ruby," but since he has turned soldier we find the ominous prefix of "Corporal" given. We congratulate him upon the proud distinction, and likewise upon his gallant bearing in the ac? tion?which is to come. Here is the conclusion of "Ruby V first impression in actual service: Most of Thursday was spent by the men in vis? iting the city and purchasing little comforts for camp life. On Thursday night our boat sailed for Sullivan's Island, and, on Friday, wc disembarked and marched up to our present quarters, which art on the parade ground in rear of the Fort. Yes? terday the Company was formed, and wc were marched over to the Fort expecting to get dinner. You may possibly imagine our disappointment when we, instead of a summons to dinner, heard a dispatch read, staling that our Commissioners had returned, and that troops were embarking for the reinforcement of Fort Sumter and the reduction of Charleston. This was most pleasant I don't think. Instead of dinner, news of a certain fight, very trying to weak stomachs. Wc gave three cheers for Carolina and returned to quar? ters to undergo a pleasant time of guard duty.? About twenty of us, among whom "Ruby" is proud to be enrolled, are detailed as a sort of forlorn hope, if the worst comes. This guard has been drilled at the heavy guns, and it is very quieting to the nerves, to know that all the time Major An? derson is watching us with loaded guns, ready to send our bodies in very many directions. The men arc all in good spirits, not anxious for an at? tack, but ready if it comes. This morning, while the Company were at breakfast. Major Anderson sent a ball down the channel as if to show us what he could do. The whistling as it passed was very distinct, but I did not like the tune as much as some I have heard. Well, soldier's life is rather hard, but I enjoy it. It is not very suggestive of editorials however, and as I was on duty nearly the whole of last night, I must dry up for the present. So with kind feelings for all your readers, which 1 evince by closing now, and three cheers for South Carolina, I am cheerfully yours. CORPORAL "RUBY.'' AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and (he other States united under the compact styled the United States of America. Whereas, the election of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Ifamlin to the offices of President anil Vice President of tlie United States of America, by a sectional parly, avowedly hostile to the domestic institutions, and tlie peace and security of tlie peo? ple of tlie Slate of Alabama, following upon the heels of many and dangerous infractions of the Constitution of the United States by many of the Slates and people of the Northern section, is a po? litical wrong of so insulting anil menacing a char? acter asto justify the people of the State of Alabama in the adoption of prompt and decided measures for their future peace and security ; therefore, De it declared and ordained by the people of the Slate of Alabama in Convention assembled, That the State of Alabama now withdraws and is hereby with? drawn from the Union, known as the United States' of America, and henceforth ceases lo be one of the said United States, and is, and of right ought to be, a sovereign independent Stale. Sec. 2. A;ul be it further declared and ordained by the people of the State of Alabama in Conven? tion assembled, that all powers over the territory of the said State and over the people thereof, here? tofore delegated to the Government of the United States of America, be and they nre hereby with? drawn from the said Government, and are hereby resumed and vested in the p'eoplo of the Stale of Alabama. And as it is the desire and purpose of the peo? ple of Alabama to meet the shareholding States of the South, who npprovc such purpose, in order to frame a provisional and permanent Government, upon the principles of the United States, Be it also resolved by the people of Alabama in Convention assembled, Thai the people of the Slates of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina. South Carolina,Florida,Georgia,Mississippi.Louisi iana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, be and are hereby invited to meet the people of the State of Alabama, by their delegates : in Convention, on the fourth day of February next, at Montgomery, Stale of Alabama, for the purpose of consultation with each other as to the most effec? tual mode of securing concerted and harmonious action in whatever measures may be deemed most desirous for the common peace and security. And br it further resolved, That the President of this Convention be, and is hereby instructed to transmit forthwith, a copy of the foregoing pream? ble, ordinance and resolutions, to the Governors of the several Slates named. The said resolutions done by the State of Alabama. iu Convention assembled, at Montgomery, ibis eleventh day of January, 18111. The ordinance, preamble and resolutions, were adopted by a vote of?ayes Gl, nays 30. ' After the adoption of the Ordinance, the Hall was opened for visitors. A splendid tlag. presented by the ladies of Alabama, was conveyed to the Presi? dent's stand and formally presented to the Conven? tion through Hon. W. L Yanccy.in a handsome and patriotic address. Mr. Smith, delegate from Tuscaloosa, followed in a feeling reference to the stars and stripes, and in? voked a blessing on the new flag. Alphcus Baker, of Eufaula, returned the thanks of the Convention to the ladies iu eloquent terms. -* W.\siiiXfiT(iN, Jan. 14.?In the Senate to-day, Mr. Brown said: Mn. President :?When the record is finished which the Senate is about to make, it will show the absence of the Senators from Alabama, Flori? da and Mississippi. I rise to say a word why this is so. Those States have taken steps to withdraw from the Federal Union, of which we are not so well officially informed as to justify our consider? ing it a formal notice, but we think our duty to our States and ourselves no longer permits us to take an active part in the proceedings of thisbody, cither speaking or voting. My colleague, now confined to his room by sickness, I am sure con? curs in what I say. -+ Tut: Secret Negotiations.?The Charleston pa? pers of yesterday afford us but little additional in? formation with regard to the secret conferences held between the State and the commander of Fort Sumpter. The Mercury has to think that before the middle of the present week, enough will have transpired in relation to them to gratify the gener? al curiosity of our citizens. The Courier says that R. N. Gourdin. Esq., fol? lowed Col. Hayne and Lieut. Hall to Washington, by the night train on the North Eastern Railroad, with a commission from Governor Pickens. [Co/. Guardian. Dr. Brown has resigned his position as Presi? dent of the Ncwberry College. [From the Newark Evening Journr.l, Dec. 22.] The Southern Cause our Cause. The Southern secession movement deepens and strengthens. The practical action of South Caroli? na has awakened the liveliest feelings of sympathy in other States, and at many important Southern centres I lie beginning of the revolution, which the South believes is to end in Southern independence, is hailed with such joyful demonstrations as only follow the inauguration of great political and moral achievements. Not only in extreme Southern Stntcs is the independence of South Carolina open? ly recognized and applauded, but in the border States of Delaware and Virginia the news of the first step in secession is received with joy, and welcomed by the explosion of gunpowder and the plaudits of the ladies. The South arc terribly in earnest in this secession movement. It is no fanciful freak of hair-brained fanatics, striving to realize some abstract theory of morals, social perfection, or political economy, but the result of a long scries of aggressions upon the property, the rights and the liberties of the South by a political party in the North, which has now obtained the power to make good its threats against I them, and cither overwhelm them in ruin or make them submissive subjects of a sectional anti-slavery government. ? To submit to one or the other alter? native would slnw our Southern brethren to be cither unworthy of the blessings of civilization or weak cowards, unable to appreciate their position or to save themselves from the fatal grasp of their enemies. Nearly all classes of people in the North are na? turally inclined 10 regard the action of South Car? olina as unadvisedly precipitate. It may be so. Many of the people of the South so regard it. There arc, doubtless, not a few individuals in South Car? olina who might have desired to pause and reflect before severing ihe relations existing between that State and the other members of the Confederacy. : No groat popular movement ever received the stamp I of entire unanimity. Our Revolution of Indcpcn I denoe, which the world has admitted to he as just j a cause as ever tt people engaged iu, is a high in? stance that no cause can be so sacred as to exempt it from foes. T ic Dostoniana who consigned the I British taxed tea to the wayea were disguised as Indians, and there were those who did not hesitate j publicly to denounce this destruction of property. It required the eloquent tongue of Patrick Henry J to convince the trembling doubters of his day that a war Iiad actually commenced, from which there was no escape but degrading and cowardly sub? mission. [ South Carolina may be liable to the charge of un? due haste in declaring her independence. Dut who is to be the judge of her movements ? With re? markable unanimity she has thrown herself into j the breach, loclaring that she will no longer re? main within a Union where she cannot have her rights and bo recognized as an equal. She has de? clared her independence, resumed her sovereignty, and with her rests (he responsibility. We. who recognize the principle of State rights, and admit that the wrongs of which the South complains arc neither chimerical or trifling, cannot surely join our execrations with those of the Tribune and the ; Mercury against the action of South Carolina. If that State has erred, wc must regard it as an error j of judgment or policy, but by no means as an act i of treason to the Constitution, the Northern viola* I lion of (he provisions of which had already practi ! cally dissolved the Union. Nor can we doubt thai most if not all of the oth? er Southern Stales will not be found lagging behind South Carolina in giving practical effect to the pre? vailing ideas of Southern rights and Southern in ! dependence. There will be occasion shortly for those whose vocabulary is stored with epithets for the Palmetto Slate, to enlarge their treasury of ex? pletives in order to include seven or eight addition? al rebellions sovereignties. If Abe Lincoln, the ! would-bc-Prcsi.lent of the United States, is inclined i to coerce these seven or eight States into the atti I tudc of subjects to his Abolition dynasty, he will find the fifteen Southern Stales acting as a unit in a common delencc of their homes and firesides, to say nothing of the Northern difficulties in the way of such a programme. Nothing short of a practical assertion of Southern independence can now save this distracted country. It may be called secession, revolution, treason if yon please, bit; let those w ho characterize the posi? tion of South Carolina as rebellious, remember thai the Tories of the He volution were not rebels, but abject submissionisls. ami that the country was rescued from Great Brit tan iu spite of these friends of coercion. We see now that the Black Hcpublican abolition fabric is tottering and reeling like a drunken man. in spitcof the efforts of its fanatical leaders to stay the reactionary tide, and to keep their columns in close order until they can reap the fruits of their ill gotten atid sectional victory, by the employment of force against the Southern rebels. Daily the rank and file of their army are leaving them, dis? gusted with present uisastcr with present disasters, ami foreseeing nothing but ruin and misery iu the future. The defections from abolitionism have al | ready been so extensive that the panic in the Black Republican party is assuming fearful pro? portions. Whatever is -to happen to the country, the sectional party which elected Mr. Lincoln is in the last throes of dissolution, and can by no possi? bility ever again become a controlling power in the land. Nothing bit the firm and determined stand taken by the South in self-defence could have brought about this speedy and gratifying result. For this work, wc in the North, who have ever boldly sup? ported our Southern brcthcrn against Abolitionism, should cordially thank the South, whose prompt ami independent action has averted a worse calam? ity than disunion, i. c. abolitionism. For one, we have no team to shed because the South have de? termined to save themselves from disgrace and destruction. . As we have hated and loathed the whining hyprocrits who have taunted South Caro? lina with cowardice and Virginia with mental de? bility and general pauperism, so wc sympathize most heartily with the brave spirits of the South, who, in a noble defence of their own liberties, will at. the same time enable the true friends of the Union in the North to put down Abolitionism and bury it so deep that its corrupt carcass may never again be thrust into the faces of honest men. So mote it be. -? From Charleston*,?We learn from a private source that on Friday eleven guns and gun carria? ges were sent down to Morris' Island and four placed in the battery at the lower part of the Is? land. The Washington Light Infantry and another company have been sent to Bird's Key, which com? mands the point between. Morris' Island and Edis to river, for the purpose of preventing the lauding of hostile troops; the water here is deep enough to admit the /Jrooklyn. It is stated that some of the laborers at Fort. ! Sumtcr have escaped, and that more are anxious I to leave bat are prevented. I The Abbeville company have been sent to Fort ? Moultrie to take the place of the troops sent to j Bird's Key,?Cot. Guardian. NEWS. BY TELEGRAPH. Tallahassee, January 11.?Florida seceded yesterday, at. twenty minutes past 12 o'clook. Vote?62 to 7. Montgomery, January 11.?Alabama has sece? ded by twenty-two majority in Convention. New Orleans, Janurary 11.?The Arsenal at Baton Rouge was taken possession of, last night, by the State troops. Washington, January 11.?It is rumored that at a dinner party last evening, an altercation took place between Gen. Scott and Mr. Toombs; the latter expressed the wish that those who ordered the Star oj the West lo Charleston, had been on board, if she sunk. Scott replied, when Toombs give him the lie, Scott rose to resent it but was withheld by parties present. The thing is kept quiet. Washington, January 11.?Mr. Thomas, the Secretary of the Treasury, has resigned, and Gen. John A. Dix, of New York, has been appointed in his place. The appointment has been confirmed. In the Senate, Mr. Hunter's resolution to retro code to certain seceding States the fortifications therein, came up. Mr. Hunter said there was now no hope of preserving the Union, the only hope is in a reconstruction. Iii favored a dual executive, and suggested reforms in the executive branch of the government, and in the Supreme Court. He said coercion was not proper nor pos? sible. If the Government did not intend coercion, the forts and arsenals were of uo use to them : if they did, they ouglit to be taken from them. He concluded by appealing for a continuance of peace. Moxtcomkkv, January 11.?The Ordinance of Secession passed at thirty minutes after 2 o'clock to-day. Cannon arc firing, hells ringing, and the whole city is in a blazo of enthusiasm. Washington, January 12?.'J.\ p. m.?Hon. Phil? ip Clayton, Assisstant Secretary of the Treasury, leaves "n Monday, to return to his home in Geor? gia. The Mississippi delegation have just retired in a body from the Hall of the House of Representa? tives. The Cabinet held quite a protracted session last night over the report of Lieut. Talbot. The pre? sent disposition of the administration is to leave matters at Charleston in their present condition,and to sustain Anderson in his position. It is now absolutely certain that the most vigor? ous measures have been resolved upon by the War Department, under the advice of Gen. Scott. The Fulton and other vessels of war arc ordered to get ready for active service. The Cabinet has firmly* resolved upon enforcing the laws, and at any cost. The President and Cabinet being now a unit, great precautions will be taken to prevent their ac? tion from transpiring, particularly as to the move? ments of troops and vessels of war, and the nature of the instructions furnished to Lieutenant Talbot for Major Anderson. It is reported thai the Presi? dent will cause tho arrest of any correspon? dent sending information of Government movements to the South. There is now no member of the Cab? inet who admits the sight of secession. Holt will be confirmed as Secretary of War. The Interior and Postofhce Departments arc still vacant. It is stated that under directions of the Navy Department the Brooklyn is not to cross the bar at Charleston. Pknsacola, January 12.? Fort Buranc:;*, and the Pensacola Navy V.u'd, were taken po-sessiou of, at half-past one o'clock to-day, by the Alabama and Florida troops. The Federal troops had already descried the post after spiking the guns, and have occupied Fort Pickcns. A ship with provisions is i at Fort Pickens. "Ctipt. Shepherd intends running a small steamer with men, under the guns and atttack the Furt. The Georgiii troops, perhaps, will be necessary. Gov. Brown, of Georgia, has telegraphed Capt. CoLQCITT, who is in attendance at the Convention. I to be ready witli his company. He may be needed j very soon. Maj. Chase is in command of the Flor ida and Alabama troops. New Orleans, January 11.?The military expe? ditions which left here yesterday and the day pre? vious have taken possession of Forts Jackson and St. Phillips on the Mississippi river, and Fort Pike at the entrance of Lake Pont chart ruin. No resist? ance was offered to the New Orleans troops. The United Arsenal at Cotahoochic has been seized by the order of the State government, be? cause that the United State officer was about to re? move the arm-!. The Pelican flag now floats over all these posts. Full returns from the Slate show that the sic-s sionists will have an overwhelming majority in the State Convention. Boston. January 14.?The sloop of war Macedo? nian, from Portsmouth, passed the highland light this morning. She was bound South and was un? der sealed orders. Washington, January Vi?9.43 P. M.?The Ad? ministration is still undecided as to what course it will pursue with regard to the recent difficulties with South Carolina, arising out of the visit of the Star of the West. It is now asserted that the Star of the West will not be ordered back to Charleston, but sent to where, it is believed, she was originally destined, Fortress Monroe, on the Chesapeake Bay, Virgin? ia. But no movement will be made for the pres? ent, in view of intimations in official quarters thai Major Anderson has sent further despatches, and that the Cabinet is soon to be put in ce-mmunica tion with the authorities of South Carolina with special reference to this difficulty. About 200 United States troops arrived iu the city, this morning, and were quartered in the Ar? mory Barracks. The object is to make a military display calculated to intimidate any attempt at in? vasion. It is considered doubtful whether the President will remove Mr. Holt from the War Department, as he has not yet made choice of a successor. The Constitution newspaper (late Administration organ) comments with great severity on Gen. Scott's present assumption of power. It considers him as playing the dictator in the full sense of the term, as lie is directing the whole army movements and maintaining a coercive and ruinous policy. Oliver Mansfield.of Currituck county, N. C, aged 17, was accidentally shot and killed while hunting in Princess Anne county, Va., Christmas day. Rev. Basil Manly, of Alabama, has accepted the pastorate of the Baptist Church at Montgomery, Ala. The stable of Martin Mullinax, in Yorkville, was burned on last Sunday night. The ladies of Chester, on last Teusday, present? ed the Calhoun Guards with a beautiful flag. OFFICIAL RETHEN Of the Election held in this District on Monday last, for Clerk of the Court: BOXES. c x as 5 W Anderson Ct. House. 87 Pcndleton, 29 Haynic's, 3 Craytonvillc, 39 Slicrard's, 49 Greenwood, 13 Bozcman's, 28 White Plains, 36 Townville, Storcville, 23 Centreville. 34 Andersonvillc, IIoner. Pnth, 40 Stantonvillc, 29 Howard's, 35 Calhoun, 16 McClinton's, 32 Orrvillc, 11 Dotithit'g, 54 Brown's Muster Gr., 57 Beiton, 5? Evergreen, 14 Million's, 7 Williamston, ' 33 102 21 20 2i 4: 36 14 45 1 12 50 12 1' Id 49 9 18 % 33 5 27 21 2.5 19 3 If 18 29 6 10 09 45 9 J8 10 7311 0591 5551 12412069 Death of Hon. Henry W. Connor.?Our com? munity will learn with profound sorrow of the de? cease of this well knowu and highly respected citi? zen, which occurred last evening at his residence in this city. Mr. Conner was a native of Mecklea-' berg county, North Carolina, was born in 1796,andl is consequently in the G4th year of his age. Inf early life he was engaged in the factorage business; he afterwards carried on a wholesale hardware bus? iness in King-street, and was one of the energetid citizens who-'built up the subtantial block ouliayno street, for the accommodation of the jobbing trade of Charleston. He has been more wideYy known as the President of the Bank of Charleston and President of the South Carolina Railroad Com? pany, andTin the management of both of these cor? porations he exhibited, in the most marked masner, his well known characteristics of energy, persever? ance and sagacity. For several years p3st his at? tention has been given to the banking business. His principal house was in New 0?leans>, under the style and firm of II. W. Connor & Son, and con? trolled a large and lucrative business in the South? west. The firm of H. W. Cortnor & Co. in this city is too well known to require more than this retic? ence.? Charleston Mercury. Fuu rnoy rou Secession.?Mr. Flournoy, who was temporary chairman of the Democratic Nation? al Convention at Charleston, writes a secession missive to the Memphis Appeal, which he thus winds up : " I am, then, for a Stale Convention as early w? practicable, with the avowed purposes of declaring ovrsclvcs out of the Union, by the adoption of the ordinance of secession : and secondly, to recom? mend the convocation of all the slave States in Convention (both those that had seceded and those, thai had not seceded, if there were any sacb) of forming a new government. To that Government I am ready to swear allegiance, and with my adop? ted State to follow its fortunes through sunshine and storm, ready to appropriate to its success all that I have of courage, fortune, life; and ready to ac! any part in its establishment that may bo im? posed upon me by my country?from a fourth cor? poral to a brigadier-general.'' Lieutenant William Butler, of tho 2d Artillery, U. S. A., from South Carolina, who has be?n for three years on the frontier; is en route to his native Stale, an 1 will forward his resignation to the De? partment forthwith. ?? -.?*- ..; ? Four companies of volunteers, from the two regiments in Barn well District, were promtly rais? ed on Saturday. A cavalry company from the same District has tendered its services to the Gor The papers sny that Major Anderson ? :i nativo of Buckingham county, Virginia. He married tb* daughter of Gen. Clinch, of Ga., in which he h? said to own a large landed and slave property. Commander Randolph, of the Navy, has resign? ed his commission, and wilt immediately tender his services to Alabama. Private V.'. F. Dodge, of the Washington Artille? ry, suffered a fracture of the right arm, in Fort Moult lie, some days since, by an accident. |)picttcaL MARRIED, on the 20th Dec., by Rev.. Samuel Green, Charles F. IIoke, of Williamston, to Miss M. Lou. Austin, of Greenville. Attention, Palmetto Eineraen! YOU are hereby ordered to assemble in front of the Court House, for drill and instruction, ou Saturday next at 11 o'clock a. m. precisely. By order of the Captain. MIKE MAGEE, 0. S. Jan. 17, 1801 22 It Seneca Rangers. YOU are hereby ordered to appear at Anderson C. IL, on Saturday next, at 10 o'clock, a. ra., -ready for drill. By order of the Captain. E. BERRY SLOAN,, Se<f*y. Jan. 17, 1861 2* It CONTENTION DOCUMENTS. Cot.. T. Y. SIMONS Jr., member of the Commifc tee from St. Phillip s and St. MichaePs? having kindly consented to take charge of all printed mat? ter for distribution, during tlie recess of, the Coa vention of South Carolina, Delegates will please ap? ply to him lor such documents as ihey may be en? titled to under the orders of the Convention. PAUL QUATTLEBAUM. Chirman of the Committoc on PrintlBg. Jan. 17 22 It Sheriff's Sales, By virtue of various writ3 of Fiern Facias U m% directed, I will expose to sale on Saleday in Fehr* ruary next, within the usual hours of sale, befor* the Court House door at Anderson? the following property, to wit: One Tract of Land containing one hundred and sixty-one acres, one gray horse, and oac ?ream col? ored colt, levied on as the property of Asa Garriotrr at the suit of Wm. Hudgins, and others. One lot of Brick at Williamston oa Tuesday aftey Sale-day in February next, levied on as the proper? ty of the Williamston Hotel Company, at the suit of Stephen McCully. J. D. M. DOBBINS, s.a.x>. Sheriffs Office, Jan. 17, 1800 22?ta To All Concerned! THE subscriber has adopted the CASH SYSTEM, and will positively require the money for all work done in his Shop in the future. All indebted by note or account are requested to? settle immediately. By so doing, they w?l SAVE COST. This is certainly the last notice, as I most have monev. THOMAS MAGILL, Nov. 1, I860 IS 4M "