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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 fQrpaiiB unkaown. ? ,.^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 out. 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. -o -?. The Expected Fleet.?Tho Mercury has this dispatch in ro lation to vessels coming South. The mflrmation will bo interesting: ^ . " 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." 'iL 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 supplies. It is stated that the garrison have been obliged, for the last few days, to use some of the flooring for fuel. -ft 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." -<j? The Adopting Ordinance.?Tho fol? lowing is the ordinanc passed by the Con? vention, ratifying tho Constitution of the Confodorato Status: 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 from Washington. 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? nessee. 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 of Alabama. 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 office. 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 ladies. 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 Texas. 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. ip gnbxrsoit TH?IISDAY MORNING, APRI1 U, 1801. EDITED BY 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. -:?O Unfortunate Accident.} ' 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 duties. --?6 Threatening Aspect. 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 extended comments. -<j> 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. -4f*-? 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. Evins. 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 expressive characters. 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 and profit. 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? tarnished. 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 terms: 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 the free, 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 closes. 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! -e 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? mies. 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." JOHN MILLWEE. -<> 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. I loan.