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ijfsw York, April 8.?Jt is reported and
denied, that Majpr^jJolrnbs, jommandanjt
at G^j^j?c^'*Kland, has res igned.
- "Barry's Artillery is aboard, the stes
v-' Atlanue. The-Powhattan Kop^****'01'
petered to Forff Hamilton for>^?P^ . ,
\Captain M. Meiggs. # company of
mechanics from wushfngton, left to-day
? ,.^3an^3 of>nTcn aro.a-fc "work on the vva
bash, &Jmoke and Perry,
jj^gides nine hundred troops, a number
; of long cliuker-built boats a re shipped on
r Board the Atlantic and cleared for Brazos.
The Illinois has steam on; it is reported
. she will load .with stores and troops at
night. The Powhattan, with five hun?
dred troops, crossed the bar to-day, bound
The Nashville advertised to sail on
Saturday, will be dotainod until the 9th.
Washington, April 8.?The Commas-1
. sioners appear impressed with tho belief
that tho expedition spoken of above is
principally designed for Texas.
Intelligent, army and navy officers are
of opinion that the bulk of the New York
expedition is for Texas, to opcrato on tho
.- frontier against the Mexicans and Indians
. ?:to re-occupyBrazo3 Island, Port Brown,
- and also the forts on tho Indian frontier,
' where, according to official information,
'they will meet with most cordial welcome
froin. the settlers.
Sam. Houston has give:i full advices to
. the Federal authorities hero, and tho re?
sult anticipated Is, that it will re-establish
him as Governor. It is believed that the
battle betweon tho two Confederacies will
v be fought on Texas soil.
Captain Meiggs, when mrbarking, said,
in response to inquiry, " you will know
where I am bound in ten days."
Among other stores imipped are ten
thousand bags for sand;, they aro made
with, unusual strength. Also, several
^hundred horses, foragir g carts, sixteen
. double-bank boats for suitf landing, sever?
al hundred oars, carbines, tent poles, can
. vas, and ammunition of all kinds for a
- long campaign.
-?. The Expected Fleet.?Tho Mercury
has this dispatch in ro lation to vessels
coming South. The mflrmation will bo
. " Tho following information rclativo to
the vessels which will propably go South,
will bo interesting to your readers: The
Minnesota is a steam frigate of 8,200 tons,
carrying 40 guns. She was built in 1855,
and has been lying in ordinary in Boston.
>The Perry is a brig, carrying C guns and
? 280 tons burthen; she ill fitting out at the
. Brooklyn Navy Yard. Tho Pouhatan is
a first class steam sloop, of 2,415 tons ;
? she carries 11 guns, and is at present at?
tached to tho homo squadron. The sloop
of-war Cumberland is the flag ship of tho
home squadron, and ha3 been doing duty
at Yera Cruz. She'is 1,726 tons burthen
and carries 24 guns. The PoicaJiontas is
a second class stoam sloop. She was pur?
chased by tho governraont in 1855, and
has been attached to the homo squadron.
She carries 5 guns, and is 694 tons bur?
then. She is at Norf?lc. The brig Dol?
phin is also at Norfolk, whore she is lying
,in ordinary.- Liko tli3 Perry she is of
light "draught, being out 224 tons; she
carries four frans."
Fort Sumter.?The Charleston Couri
er, in referring to Beaurcgard's order for
stopping Major Anderjon's supplies, says:
"Until furthor orders, from Montgomery
the usual mail facilities will bo contiuuod.
Major Anderson, or. receiving the offi?
cial notice from General Boanrcgard's
messenger, intimated that ho would for
ward his reply by nine o'clock this morn?
ing. Ho stated however, that he had an
? ticipated the order for some time.
This, although an important step, docs
' not necessarily inaugurate hostilities. It
will be remembered that the communica?
tions botweon Fort Samtcr and the city,
for two weeks after the removal of Major
' Anderson to Fort Su niter, were withheld
irom the garrison, and no supplies allow?
ed to be furnished. In deference to a re?
quest of Southern Senators and Represen?
tatives, friendly rotations were again re?
stored, and Major Anderson permitted to
purchase and receivo his daily market
It is stated that the garrison have been
obliged, for the last few days, to use
some of the flooring for fuel.
Tho New York Herald, of the 5th, gives
tho following opinion:
" Wo think it very probable that if Mr.
Lincoln docs not very soon procure tho
repoal of this Morrill tariff, or recognize'
the Confederate States as a sepcrate pow?
er, or proceed to show that they arc still
a part of the Union, he will be pushed to
tho wall by England and France, in their
recognition of the Montgomery Govern?
ment. We think "hat Mr. Lincoln, im?
pressed with some such conviction, is pre?
paring to do something; and we suspect
that the war faction of the Cabinet has
proved too much for Mr. Seward, and
that civil war is to bo our portion. Thus
V we interprot, not only this warlike article
of tho Courier, but the late extraordinary
editorials of tlic Tribune and Times.? I
" Gentlemen may cry peace, peace, but
thero is no .peace." Let tho American
people prepare for a civil war."
The Adopting Ordinance.?Tho fol?
lowing is the ordinanc passed by the Con?
vention, ratifying tho Constitution of the
an ordinance to ratify tiie provision?
al constitution and government of
the confederate states of america.
We, the people of South Carolina, now
met and sitting in Convention, do hereby or?
dain, That the Provisional Constitution
for the Confederate States of America,
affirmed and agreed to by our deputies,
at the city of Montgomery,- in tho State
of Alabama, on t'Jfe-day of February
last, bo, and it hereby is, accepted and
that tho Government organized in pursu?
ance thereof is hereby confirmed and
made valid according to the terms and
limitations expressed in said Constitution.
Montgomery, April 8.?The Cabinet*!
was in session all day, and tho impression
is that something serious is claiming at
tention. Important news is expected
The duel between Mr. Banks, editor
of tho Confederation, and Mr. M.oses, cor?
respondent of the Charleston JSTeics, was
amicably adjusted after ono round. Nei?
ther was hurt j
^^j^jjrtfPmiond TF/?^ has come out for
Thomas McCully, a promincntmcrchant
of Chester, died on Friday last.
George Little has been appointed mar?
shal of North Carolina, by Lincoln.
Quilp wants to know .whether the ini?
tials, C. S. A. moan "Can't stand Abe."
Stephen D. Pool, appointed Collector of
tho Port of Newbern, N. C, by Mr. Lin?
coln, declines to accept.
The Bank of Chester paid $1.25 per
share dividend on its capital stock on the
1st of April.
The total indebtedness of the United
State* Government, on the 7th of March
last, was $74,985,299.
General Miramon, ex-president of Mexi?
co, and who is now in New York, is only
29 years of ago.
John Boston, Esq., has been appointed
by Secretary Momminger, Collector of
the Port of Savannah.
Col. Anthony Rjidler, who was taken
prisoner with "Walker in Nicaragua arri?
ved in New York On Wednesday.
Texas exchanges speak of extensive
frosts, which in some places have done
'much injury to tho corn and cotton.
The Eichmond (Ky.) Democrat says
the wheat crop in that section of country
is very promising.
Gco. H. Shorter, Esq., late of tho Mont?
gomery Advertiser, has dissolved his con?
nection with that paper.
Col. Thomas B. Haynsworth, a well
known citizen of Darlington, died on
Friday evening, in that town.
There is to be a Convention of the
Southern Bights men of Virginia, on the
16th inst.j in Richmond. .
During three days last week 18,000
bales of cotton passed through Buffalo on
the way to Boston.
Tho Blue Ridgo Herald thinks the cars
will reach Walhalla by tho first of May.
The work between Pcndlcton and Wal?
halla is rapidly advancing.
White pantaloons were worn in tho
streets of New Orleans on the 28th ult.
No end of strawberries and green peas in
that favored city.
Gov. Houston, of Texas, is quite well
off as to his worldly goods. A late Texas
paper s;ivs that his properly is not worth
less than 8150,000.
General F. K. Zollicoffcr, formorly
member of Congress, is announced as,a
suitable candidate for Governor of Ten?
The Grand Division of tho Sons of
Temperance of South Carolina will meet
at Sumter, on Wednesday, the 24th of
April, at seven o'clock, p. m.
Judge Marvin, of Key West, who has
heretofore pronounced-himself a citLzon of
tho United States, has lately declared for
the Confederate States.
' A. J. Requicr, Esq., (late District At?
torney for the Southern District of Ala?
bama,) has been appointed by President
Davis Distrcit Attornoy for the District
Hon. T. J. Scmmcs, who was appoint?
ed by the President of the Confederate
States District Jndgc for the District of
Louisiana, has declined to accept the
Tho Pennsytyanian newspaper, which,
for mere than twenty real's was regarded
as tho organ of the "National Democracy
of Pennsylvania, has been discontinued
for want of patronage.
A now German daily paper?to be call?
ed the S?dliche Post (Southern Post)?is
to be issued in Charleston on the Gth of
May. Tho proprietors, we learn, are
Messrs. C. B. Zander & C. F. Vogler.
A wealthy gentleman of Decatur coun?
ty authorizes the Southern Press to say
that ho will bo one of fifty to present ono
thousand dollars each to President Da?
vis, to aid in fitting out a Southern navy.
Tho threo leading millinery establish?
ments of Macon, Ga., have purchased
their spring' stocks of goods in New Or?
leans, instead of going North, as hereto?
fore they have done. Hurrah for the
Mr. Charles A. Forsyth. lato engaged
in tho Department of State at Washing?
ton, passed over the South Carolina Rail?
road last Sunday evening, bearing des?
patches from the Southern Commissioners
to President Davis.
Major Ben, McCullough, the noted Tex?
an Ranger, who has been in Virginia for
several weeks negotiating for the manu?
facture of 10,000 stand of arms for the
Southern Confederacy, passed through
Lynchburg Wednesday, on his return to
Tho Columbus to says: "T. Jeff. Sher?
lock, Esq., tho present United States Sur?
veyor for the port of Cincinnati, has been
tendered tho position of Consul from tho
"Southern Confederacy" for the "North?
western States," by President Davis, the
office to be located at Cincinnati.
A Recruit.?Tho Charleston Courier,
of Monday, says:
"Anon paying passenger was discov?
ered on last evening's train from Colum?
bia, who proved to-be a late United States
soldier, seeking enlistment in tho South
Carolina army. He was committed to
proper quarters, and an opportunity Avill
probably be afforded for the gratification
of his expressed intention."
First Regiment of Volunteers.?Yes?
terday, orders were received from Col. J.
B. Korshaw, ordering tho companies
composing the First Regiment of Voluu
teers to report themselves :in Charleston.
In obedience to orders, the companies un?
der command of Captains Bookter, Cas
son, Wallace and Ray will leave in the
afternoon train. They will make a good
report of themselves.?Carolinian, 9th inst.
New York, April 8.?The steamer
Harriet Lane sailed for the South this
forenoon, flying tho stars and stripes in?
stead ot the flag of tho steamer. The Vixen
has gone to the Navy Yard. Large ship?
ments of army stores Avcro put aboard tho
Illinois and Baltic to-day.
TH?IISDAY MORNING, APRI1 U, 1801.
JAMES A. HOYT and W. W. KT7MPHBEYS.
Eouthorn literary Messenger.
Tho April issue of this periodical is promptly on
oar table. . Its'conLcnts have not yet been careful?
ly examined, but promise abundant pleasure to the
reader. Subscribe for it?only Three Dollars, in
advance. Sec prospectus.
' It is with regret that we learn the fact that Mr.
H. M. Dab ling ton*, publisher of the Gazette, was
accidentally wounded in the right leg, on Saturday
last, by the discharge of a pistol in an unexpected
manner. He was visiting Iiis family at Due "West
when the accident occurred, aud is still confined
there because of the wound. "We hope for him a
speedy recovery and return to the discharge of his
The war cloud thickens ; the delusive sounds of
peace arc banishing into thin air, r.nd active move?
ments on all sides der.cte preparation for conHict.
Let it come?belter now than a suspense of months,
perhaps years, to end in like manner. All should
be prepared to lace danger and meet tlie fee. No
idle pastime is before us, and Tis Southern men,
dcsccndaut3 of patriots and heroes, we should
willingly baptize our cherished principles in blood,
if necessary to their prcaciwafion.
The news, which wo aro compelled to condense
very much and which excludes interesting matter
from this issue, will be found elsewhere strength?
ening thisjjpinion and giving color to the proba?
bilities of speedy action. We have no room for
Hon. James L. Orr.
This eminent statesman has been suggested
through our columns as a proper person to repre?
sent this Congressional District in the Southern
Congross. Several weeks since wo published a
communication, taken from the opailanburg Ex?
press, in which Col. Oku was nominated in flatter?
ing terms for this position ; and in our last issue,
another correspondent over the signature of "Se?
cession," brought forward hi3 name in the same
conncelionT^In addition, the many urgent solid-[
tiitions we know to have been made to our distin?
guished townsman, and (lie evident anxiety there
is among the masses for him to become a candidate,
or rather allow his name to be used hi this connec?
tion, all point in the most complimentary manner
to a general desiro among his old constituents that
Col. Obb should again outer the councils of the na?
tion, and assist, by his enlarged experience and
signal abilities, in shaping the future of our young
republic. These numerous evidences of au abiding
confidence which the people of this section have
ever manifested in Col. Onn, must be highly grati?
fying to him, and cannot fail to find a grateful re?
sponse in Iiis bosom.
When Col. Oitn retired from public life, three
short years ago, itwas against the well-known
wishes of a large majority of his constituents.
Then the people on this continent were to all ap
pcarancca enjoying a calm from political turmoil
aud disquietude^ only the muticringj of distant
thunder were echoed over the country; the lighl
ning-flashes wore dim aud indistinct; the faiul
sounds of coming events were rumbling over the
swift railroad of time, unheard and nnbscdod by
the great body of t he people. I'ew real ly b< fcved
that the stern realities of (lie past four months
were to be enacted in so short a time. Aud in this
comparatively peaceful era, in accordance with his
expressed and ardent desire; the constituents of
Col. Our. yielded iheDrbwtj perfcreuces for Iiis per?
sonal interests, and lie retired to private life, " net
expecting," as he said, " to enter the public ser?
vice again." But tho storntrcloud descended ; tho
political horizon became darkened, aud the knell of
the American Union was sounded with bugle-blast
and stirring'trumpet; the shock unnerved hun?
dreds, and they cast, about for a leader?the coun?
sels of the ablest men were sought ; their opinions
and advice brought out; end in response to a call
from those who had honored him with their confi?
dence and trust in years gone by, the subject of
this notice gave his convictions with that candor,
frankness and fer.-1cssnc8S of public opinion which
had ever characterized Iiis extended career. It
was not strange that Col. Ottu took different
grounds from those occupied by an influential par?
ty in this Stale?his known conservatism beto
kened such a course. Yet all were acquainted
with Iiis views, aud the letter addressed to "JonN
M.vr.Ti.v and others,'' which' appeared in July last,
plainly set forth that, for one, he would not con?
sent to base submission to Black Republican rule.
Events progressed; the exciting Presidential con?
test was over, and resulted in an overwhelming
triumph, of the enemies of our rights and liberties.
The grand movement which has n sultcd so glori?
ously for our much loved section was inaugurated ;
the van was led by the dauntless, chivalrous sons
of Carolina; and foremost, thickest in the contest,
after becoming satisfied with reasonable lights be?
fore him that other States would join in the move?
ment, Col. Onn was found, urging the people to
prompt, unconditional resistance, and laying aside
what might have been personal preferences, he
sought the full accomplishment of iinmcdiato seces?
sion. No taunts against his previous course or
former political opinions were thrown out; all felt
that his heart was engaged in the glorious work,
aud that those feelings met the approval of his cool
judgment. lie was elected one of the delegates to
the State Convention by a most flattering vote.
All know his course since that time?it is fresh in
the recollection of every one with what admirable
satisfaction he served the Stale as Commissioner,
first to "Washington, iu compauy with two other I
distinguished gentlemen, and afterwards to our
sister commonwealth of Georgia. Again, for a
short time, in public life, Iiis constituents are re?
minded of his eminent abilities and seek to con?
tinue him in a position where those qualifications
will prove beneficial to this Slate and section. In
this effort we heartily co-operate with others, and
add our feeble voice to the general desire that Col.
Obb should serve this District in the first Congress
of the Confederate States.
For the Intelligencer.
At a meeting of the " Palmetto Biflcmcn," held
in the Court House this day, this following distin?
guished gentlemen were duly elected Honorary
members of tho Company, viz : James Harrison,
Esq., Dr. Alcx'r. Evins, Hon. James L. Orr, Gen.
J. W. Harrison, Col. J. P. Heed and Dr. Thos. A.
The following resolution was introduced and
unanimously adopted :
" Resolved, That the thanks of this Company be
tendered to Mrs. Sarah Crcswcll for her acceptable
donation to the Company, and that the Secretary
be instructed to forward a copy of this resolution
to her. S. BLKCKLUr,
Secretary "Palmetto Killeman."
Anderson C. H., April G, 1801.
Presentation of a Flag to the Cadets of Anderson
Hilitary Aeadomy?Interesting Speeches on the
Occasion, &:., &c.
Friday last was a clay of unusual interest in our
village. According io the announcement in last
week's Intelligencer, the ceremonies of a Flag Pre?
sentation came off in (he morning at the Military
Academy, By clcveu o'clock quite a respectable
number of citizens were assembled on the grounds,
the ladies forming the chief portion of the cr< .vd.
The Cadets wore out with full-ranks and happy
countenances, thus evidencing their delight at
being the recipients of an inestimable favor from
the fairest of creation.
At the hoar appointed, the corps was drawn up
in front of t'ac Academy building, when the pre?
sentation ceremonies began. We have only space
for the speeches delivered on tho occasion, which
we arc enabled to give through the courtesy of the
authors. The flag is so elegantly described in the
address of Maj. Wihtxeb, that we deem it unne?
cessary to more minutely portray its beauties and
Maj. B. F. V/hitxer, tho repr?sentative of tho
ladies who were instrumental in having the ensign
prepared, t;poke as follows:
Cadets or tue Axdebsox Military School :?
To me lias been assigned by the ladies of this place
(lie pleasing office of presenting you with this
stand of colors. Sharing in that spirit of devo?
tion and love of country which has ever character?
ized the women of Cmroliun, ami which now ani?
mates them from one end of her borders to the
Other, they have prepared this testimonial of their
patriotism. And in this they would also express
their interest in and admiration for your corps, for
you have been selected as the objects of their fa?
vor; 3-011 arc to be tho fortunate recipients of their
noble liberality. To them I know* this to be a
grateful occasion?to you, it should be one full of
pride and pleasure.
1 This Flag needs not my humble praise or enco?
miums to commend it to your admiration and do
light. Conceived in exquisite taste and executed
with the most delicate skill, it preserves in all its
parts the most perfect unity of design; whilst its
devices come recommended to you and approved by
the glorious reminiscences of the past, and those
associations which adorn the history and exalt the
character of our State.
On one side of its azure field, under the name of
your corps, is a single star, filly symbolizing that
State sovereignty am", nationality so peculiar to our
State, find of which her people have always been
so jealous and so tenacious. That lone star indi?
cates that to the State of South Carolina your alle?
giance is duo and to lier alone, and that only
through her, with her consent, can it be for a time
transferred and permitted to another. To the
minds of tho Southern youth of the present day, it
furnishes an appropriate, instructive lesson; one
which the revolution through which we are now
passing should enable them to study to ndvantnge
Beneath, inscribed in letters of gold, are the
magic words, Animia opibunque parati, the happy
and truthful motto of the Slate, which gives an in?
tensity of meaning lo the idea prefigured by that
star; for if the one indicates the sovereignty that
belongs to us a nation, the other teaches that to
protect and defend that sovereignty, aniiu? opiiua
que parati. Here, then, you have a motto for your
guidance, not only consecrated by State adoption,
but which, as taught upon your banner, may justly
inculcate upon your minds, as youthful subjects of
a Confederate Republican government, the truest
lesson of political liberty, and inspire you with
courage to preserve and maintain it.
Upon the other side, on the same blue field, glit?
ters the Crescent, which is embalmed in the mem?
ory of every true Carolinian by Revolutionary vc
coll'-;io:is and associations. It was the national
ensign of our young State when, galling under the
exactions of a parental but overbearing govern?
ment, she arose in strength of her might, shook off
1 he yoke of colonial vassalage, and boldly grasped
tho .sceptre of independence and freedom. It was
willi our brave forefathers throughout tlie long and
trying struggle that ensued, animating their cour?
age in hours of gloom and doubt, and cheering
their hearts in moments of victory. It lias wit
no ? icd many a hard-fought battle, many holly con?
tested victories: and has followed to their final
resting place, draped in mourning, those heroes
and patriots.that freely laid down their lives fight?
ing for their country and those*principles of liberty
and self-government so dear to the American heart.
It has been transmitted to you, without spot or
stain, and it is lor you and your cofemporarics to
sc^ that it is transmitted to succcding generations
with its fair fame unsullied and its escutcheon un?
Below, and blended in beautiful unison with it,
standing out in striking prominence, is tho Pal?
metto tree, the natural emblem of our State. It is
iM completely identified with the Slate of South
Carolina as the character of the people who inhabit
her soil: and if thoro is any one thing which the
Carolinian prizes next to the sacred honor and
reputation of his State, it is this outward symbol,
co-extensive with and ?0 closely alliej} to her char?
acter by usage and custom. It. is the honor of the
Palmetto Stale of which we arc so jealous; it is
I he reputation of the Palmetto State of which we
arc so proud.
This side of your banner presents in design the
present national flag of our State; and ?s the cres?
cent represents our first independence, so do the
crescent and the palmetto typify the birth of our
second independence. As the one waved In proud
triumph above the heads of brave Moultbie and
bis comrades, in their rude fortress of palmetto
logs, when they hurled confusion, dismay, defeat'
and death into the squadron of a haughty British
Admiral?so, by the help of God and the strong
arms of our brave countrymen, if needs be, shall
the Iwo yet lloat upon the battlements of. proud
Sumter and breathe defiance to the insulting en?
croachments of our American foes.
Thus much for your flag; what could have been
move appropriate in design, more exquisite in ar?
rangement or mure complete in its unity! And I
congratulate you, young gentlemen, that there arc
no "sfhrs and stripes" there?that your standard
indicates that the stars and stripes have been sup?
planted and superseded by another, which should
commend itself more to your admiration, and find
a deeper and ?surer place in your affections. I am
not here to exult over the destruction of a govern?
ment in whose former greatness we shared and in
whose former glory we delighted. But wheu I
think it was perverted from its just objects by
wicked and designing men, to their own evil pur?
poses, by which they sought to encompass our
degradation and ruin, I cannot refrain from con?
gratulating you, in sincerity of heart, that your
destinies have been cast under a new and I trust a
more propitious government.
It may not be your privilege, young gentlemen,
to carryyouv banner into active service, and there,
beneath its graceful folds, amidst the recking smoke
of battle, the shout of warriors and the carnage of
war, accomplish deeds of high renown and valor.
Mcthinks, and I know you will not think hard of
me for saying so, the extreme youth of very many
of you indicate on unripenoss for such perform
ancc. To you the victor's car, the triumphal arch,
the laurel wreath of victory, with the trophies of
war, must be hopes deferred. Yet be not disheart?
ened or discouraged. Such, I feel assured, was
not the object of this gift; no such expectations
accompany it. And yet this flag may be to you
full of instruction, profit and satisfaction. It is
the graceful tribute of your lady friends to the
merits of your corps. And if it shall incite you to
renewed alacrity in the cultivation of that military
discipline and skill, so attractive in the youthful
soldier; if it shall engrave upon your plastic minds
those silent precepts of truth, wisdom and patriot?
ism which it would inculcate; if it shall inspire you
with a noble courage, and an earnest desire to em?
ulate, where occasion offers, the lofty achievements
of your forefathers, whether in council chamber or
battle field?then will its objects have been accom?
plished, and its donors have received their reward
for aiding and accomplishing so noble a work.
And when, in after years, you shall be trans?
formed into full-grown soldiers, and enrol your
names among the defenders of your country, you
shall illustrate by your lives and conduct the truth
and power of Us silent language, then will it be a
gratifying thought to those who gave it, that they
have contributed in sonic degree to your success.
In behalf of the" ladies of Anderson, I now con?
sign this flag into your hands, Captain Adams, as
the commander of the corps of Cadets, and I shall
think myself fortunate if I have succeeded in con
vcj'ing some faiut idea of the objects, motives and
nature of their gift.
Capt. J. M. Adams, commander of tho Cadets
and co-Principal of the institution, received the
colors and responded in the following appropriate
It becomes my pleasing duty, sir, in bohalf of
this little band of youthful soldiers and aspiring
students, to give expression to the emotions of
pleasure and gratification, which spring from the
depths of our hearts for this beautiful embodiment
of the approbation of the fair ladies whom you
have the honor to represent, in calling us together
on this interesting occasion. Language is inade?
quate, sir, to express our appreciation of this pure,
chaste and elegant Flag, whose beautiful and sym?
bolic characters, now, for the first time, court the
breeze, and seem to challenge the haughty sky in
fair comparison. And this consciousness of utter
inability to express our thanks, prompts me to in?
voke to my aid the silent eloquence of this beauti?
ful token : the gift of an auspicious assemblage of
female loveliness, whose hearts entwined about our
own arc ever present to " cheer the free and guide
the brave," not only in the holiday parades of
Academic life, but wherever honor may point or
duty dictate the scene.
Say to those you represent, sir, that the ideas
conveyed by the gloriou?, ever glorious Palmetto,
I shall not pass unheeded. It suggests a thousand
hallowed memories of the past. We arc ready, if
stern necessity should require it, to repeat the iron
argument which was once thundered from behind
the Palmetto log.
Then beneath the Palmetto, the pride of our story,
Liko freemen we'll stand, or we'll perish in glory.
"We pledge ourselves to omit no exertions to obey
the kind wish of the fair donors, so appropriately
and emphatically here conveyed in the Crescent, of
progress?progress to iutcllectual deeds, which
shall render us worthy of their continued smiles.
On the adverse sido we have tho lone star, the
radiant star of glory, which shail " flame in the
van " of arts and of arms.
Here turning to Lieut. Knwi.v Mu.vao, of tho
Cadets, he said :
To you I commit it, with the fullest assurance of
its safety and protection. Transmit it to your suc?
cessor, with its brightness uudimmcd ami its puri?
ty untarnished. When we shall have passed from
these academic shades and given place to others,
this Flag will constitute the connecting link be?
tween us. It will show to our successors that
there has been a past era in their histor}-, and one
which has been cheered by the smiles of the true,
the beautiful, and the good. Beneath these fair
folds should never rally a heart stained by an un?
worthy act. ^
" Long! long may it wave o'er the " school " of
And the" camp " of the brave."
First Lieutenant Edwin Mcxno, of the Cadet
corps, in behalf of his comrades, received the
Flag, and spoke as follows: ^
Sir-: It is with feelings of no ordinary nature
that I, iu bclmlf of my comrades, receive from your
hands this beautiful standard, the gift of Ander?
son's fair and youthful daughters.
We, the recipients of this precious boon, stand?
ing upon life's threshold, look to this cheering to?
ken of interest iu our behalf, as an incentive to
stimulate our onward progress to the attainment of
every excellence, mental and moral. As we gaze
upon this fair ensign, we are.reminded that the time
will come when we shall leave these classic shades
and scenes of mimic war, and go forth to the bat
tic of life. As yci, neither our wisdom or courage
has been tried; but in no boastful spirit do I now
say, that encouraged by woman's approving smile,
and stimulated by her ardent patriotism, we will
press forward with zeal, energy and courage to the
performance of every duty, and endeavor to
achieve for our country a glorious and honored
name among the nations of the earth.
"While history records many illustrious examples'
of womau's capacity to guide and control the des?
tinies of nations, and even in fields of hostile strife,
as exemplified in the history of Joan of Arc and
others, to win for herself a renown, the lustre of
which has not even been dimmed by the lapse of
centuries. But these arc by no means tiic appro?
priate arena for the exhibition of woman's powers
and woman's iuflucncc. On the contrary, the ap?
propriate sphere of woman will be found in -the ex?
ercise of those gentle and benign affections peculiar
to her sex, which constitutes the charm and solace
of domestic life; and in the instinctive promptings
of licr own pure, unselfish, self-sacrificing nature
which renders her sensitively alive to the wrongs
and sufferings of her race. It is to sources such
as these that we trace the maternal virtues of Mary
the mother of Washington; the lofty patriotism of
our own Mrs. Motte; the comprehensive, noble
and self-sacrificing philanthropy of a Mrs. Fry; a
Florence Nightengale and a Miss Dix; and the
heroic daring aud almost superhuman intrepidity
of a Grace Darling. The germ of all that is heroic,
benificent and self-sacrificing dwells in the hearts
of Carolina's daughters, aud needs only suitable
occasions for its development. And should such
occasions arise, I think I may venture to say,
without incurring the imputation of flattery, that
there are many in this audience who would not
fail to emulate the deeds of these illustrious bene?
factresses of the human race, and win for them?
selves an enduring fame.
To the defence of these colors we pledge our?
selves. Never shall this flag wave o'er a dishonored
corps. Never shaU its fair felds be trailed in the
dust; but we will bear it proudly aloft, manfully
j and boldly against oppression and wrong; and in
I future scenes, the memory of this hour, its bright
and holy associations, will linger with us till life
Ln behalf, then, of those my comrades, I would
fain give utterance'to the grateful f<;clings which
fill our bosoms; but words aro too feeble to express
them. We can only say, may Heaven's choicest
blessings ever surround the fair donors, that in tho
land of the Palmetto may they always' find brave
hearts to defend them, and that the gentle beams
of the Crescent may be ever typical of the purity
and excellence of
" Woman, dear woman, in whose name
Wife, mother, sister, meet<
Thine is the heart by earliest claim,
And thine its latest beat."
Upon concluding his speech, Lieut. Mtrxno waved
the Banner over " tho boys" for the first time,
which was received with " present arms " and a
hearty huzza, thrice repeated. Afterwards, the
Cadets went through various evolutions ifl admira?
ble style to the gratification of the more than pleased
visitors. The occasion was rechercltc in. every re?
spect, and highly enjoyed by those present.
In the eveaing the Court House was crowded
with ladies and gentlemen, who were .well enter?
tained by the display in declamation made by tho
aspiring students. Their advancement in olocu
cion is indeed onward and upward. Success to
you, youug gentlemen, in every sphere, and con?
tinued prosperity to that institution which is at
once an ornament and credit to our town!
For the Intelligencer.
To the Public.
Unwilling as I always am to obtrude myself up'->
on the public, yet silence under present circum?
stances would not only be doing injustice to myself
but to my friends.
Reports, prejudicial to my interests, have been
industriously and extensively circulated. Opinions*
and principles have been imputed to me which de?
mand of me a positive and distinct disavowal, and
charges have been preferred against me which ren?
ders it imperatively necessary that I should define
my position and set myself rectua in curia upon cer?
tain political questions of the day.
It has been charged that I am a Union man?
that I was opposed to secession?that I entertained
opinions and feelings unfriendly to the institutions
of the South, and that I sympathized with and en?
dorsed tho sentiments and conduct, of one-John T.
Horuc, who was recently removed from this villago
for holding a correspondence with Northern aboli?
tionists, and for giving ai? and comfort to our ene?
An to the lasj two charges, I p/ronotiocc them, ab?
solutely and unqualifiedly false, osu could-have
originated only in a malicious disposition to mis?
represent and injure me. I am free to admit that
I have frequently, in the heat of argument, and
when taunted as a submissionist, used language
that was indiscreet and perhaps distasteful io a
large portion of tho good citizens, and of which my
cooler judgment disapproved ; but I most positively
deny that I ever, under auy circumstances, gave
utterance to any sentiment or language that could,
by any possibility of construction, be distorted into
an expression of hostility to the institution of slave?
ry. I did say, in the presence of several respecta?
ble gentlemen, (when 1 first heard of Home's arrest
and before I learned the nature of the charges al?
leged against him,) that I had never heard him ex?
press any political opinion in which I did not con?
cur and would publicly endorse; but I did not en?
dorse the contents of the letters, as the' gentlemen
referred to will testify, neither could I have done
so, because I was entirely iguorant of the charac?
ter of tho correspondence. As to sympathizing
with him, I felt j.:st that degree of pity which
would naturally be excited i'or an anfortunate,
friendless fellow-being in distress, and the only
words I spoke to him were in commiseration of his
unhappy condition. I never uttered a word in
justification .cr cxtenualiou of Ins crime, which I
regarded as treason.
As to the charge "that I was a Union man" and
opposed to .secession,'' I plead guilty. If that is
treason, make the most cf it. I h.ivc been taught
? from my earliest childhood to love end revere the
Union of our forefathers; that Union bought by
the treasure and cemented by the precious blood of
a glorious Revolutionary anc itry, and framed by
the labors and wisdom of a Washington, an Adams
and a Jefferson : the Union of which I have always
felt proud of being a citizen, at home or abroad,
and which I fondly hoped would endure forever.
It. has been my lot to wander in other quarters of
the globe, and I have always felt a proud security
under the ample folds of the " stars and stripes."
I have proudly claimed the title of an American
citizen, and never did the haughty Roman in the
palmic.it days of the republic pronounce the magic
password, Civia Romanus sum, with a greater cer?
tainty of prompt recognition.
I opposed secession because I believed a peace?
ful dissolution of the Union as highly improbable,
but a continuation of peace after such dissolution
I regard as impossible. If it can be so, then is all
history a lie and all past experience a delusion. I
did not desire to exchange a tried and stable gov?
ernment., however objectionable it might have been,
for anarchy and civil war, and all their train of at?
tendant horrors. I did nut desire to see the Union
split into petty, contending States, the theatres of
blood-shed and slaughter. I believed that such a
career of madness and folly would terminate, as it
always has doue in the history of the world, in the
overthrow of liberty and the establishment of des?
potism. I earnestly hoped that the South would
have received satisfactory constitutional guaran?
tees, and that a returning sense of justice would
induce our Northern brethren to treat us as breth?
ren aud as equals; that we should once more be?
come a united people, rejoicing in our Union, proud
of our nation, and determined that it should endure
as a lasting fruit of the lahor and wisdom of our
forefathers. But my hopes have been disappoint?
ed. The Union is dissolved?dissolution is a fixed
fact?secession is complete and final. The revolu?
tion is a success?it remains, however, to be seen
whether it will be a bloodless one. Reconstruction
is a foregone conclusion, and I claim to be true
and loyal in affection to our new government. My
feelings and interests are identified aud my sympa?
thies arc with tier. I will conclude with the sen?
timent of the noble Dccatur?" My country, may
she always be right; but my country, God bless
her, right or wrong."
The Loan and Charleston Banks.
We learn from the Charleston papers that at a
meeting of representatives from all the banks of
that city, held at the Planter's and Mechanic's
Bank, on Wednesday last, the 3d inst., it was
Itci rfved, That the representatives of the Banks
present at this meeting will recommend to their
respective Boards'to redeem, on the demand of tho
Confederate Government, in coin, their bills which
may bo received in payment for subscriptions to
the Confederate Loan in South Carolina, agreea?
bly to the terms and proposals of the Secreta?
ry of the Treasury, as set forth in Iiis Circular ta
tho several Banks of the 27th of March, 1861.
At an adjourned meeting, held Fridayafiernoon?
reports were received from all the Banks, that
they had acceded to the foregoing resobjiion.
The Courier learns, from good authority, thafe
although no formal action has been had od th*
subject, the banks of that city will probably take;
among them at least one million of tho proposed.