The Union Is Dissolved

The State of South Carolina has recorded herself before the universe. In reverence before God, fearless of man, unawed by power, unterrified by clamor, she has cut the Gordian knot of colonial dependence upon the North — cast her fortune upon her right, and her own right arm, and stands ready to uphold alike her […]

Animis Opibusque Parati

Inscribed among the calends of the world — memorable in time to come — the 20th day of December, in the year of our Lord 1860, has become an epoch in the history of the human race. A great Confederated Republic, overwrought with arrogant and tyrannous oppressions, has fallen from its high estate amongst the […]

How to Enjoy the Springs and Stay at Home

How to Enjoy the Springs and Stay at Home Now that the tide of summer absentees is returning, the following racy burlesque upon the leading Springs, taken from the Southern Literary Messenger, will be keenly relished: White Sulphur.–Tie a roll of brimstone under your nose, and drink freely of thick warm water. Break some doubtful eggs […]

Confound the Machinations of Our Enemies

Prayers suitable for the Times in which we Live. Mr. Editor: The following prayers have been circulated in manuscript, and used for some time past by many who, believing firmly in an over-ruling Providence, and in the righteousness of our cause, have daily poured out their hearts to Him who sitteth in the throne judging […]

In Cold Virginia Earth

Is there indeed a door, Where the old pastimes, with their lawful noise, And all the merry round of Christmas joys, Could enter as of yore? Would not some pallid face Look in upon the banquet, calling up Dread shapes of battle in the wassail cup, And trouble all the place? How could we bear […]

Make Old Scott the First Victim

Letter From a Georgia Lady. We have been favored, by a venerable gentleman of this city, with the following extract of a letter from his niece, now living in Georgia, which fully shows the spirit which animates the matrons of the South, and evidences that they are the worthy descendants of the women of ’76: […]

Jealous Not Even of Virginia

The wild talk prevalent in the official and the semi-official organs at Richmond grates harshly upon the ear of South Carolina.  It is still more grievous to her to hear the same unmanly proposition from those in authority in the old State of Virginia.  Side by side Carolina and Virginia have stood together against all […]

A Devil of a Row

Badly Posted. — Recently, while the people of Honolulu were anxiously looking out for news from the United States, a large clipper arrived from San Francisco, and, on being boarded by the news boat, the only reply of the Captain was, “there was a devil of a row in the United States, but he didn’t […]

Washington’s Birthday Was Duly Celebrated

Washington’s Birthday was duly celebrated in Fort Sumter last Monday by the Washington Light Infantry of this city. The Eutaw Band was in attendance, and furnished appropriate music. The following were the regular toasts and the responses made to them on the occasion: 1.  The Day we Celebrate — Illustrious in History as the Birthday of […]

Terror the While

The Bare-Footed Boys. By the sword of St. Michael, The old Dragon, through! By David, his sling, And the giant he slew! Let us write us a rhyme, As a record, to tell How the South, on a time, Stormed the ramparts of Hell With her bare-footed boys. Had the South in her borders A […]

Look Out!

To the Editor of the Charleston Mercury: You will oblige the ladies of Charleston by giving to the persons concerned the following advice, which, if they will take it, will cause the ladies to appreciate them more highly, as those who desire to protect them from the enemy that now hovers on our coast, and […]

By Popular Acclaim

The Battle Flag.–The papers are all discussing what kind of flag the South ought to adopt as the permanent ensign of the Confederacy. It seems to be generally agreed that the “Stars and Bars” will never do for us. They resemble too closely the dishonored flag of Yankee Doodle. Should the questions remain undecided until […]