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says it may reside in a Government.--Secession was regarded by Mr. Scott as a revolutionary remedy, but he should uphold it as the last resort. Mr. Goode, of Mecklenburg, had listened to all the arguments with pleasure and satisfaction, and if he consulted his own feelings he would be content to have the ayes and noes taken upon the question at once. But some of the positions advanced by gentlemen on this floor, he conceived, ought not to go unanswered. In reply to the gentleman from Augusta, who had stated that Virginia was stepped from any complaint against the action of the General Government, because she had ratified the several compromise acts, he argued that those concessions were extorted from her; that her consent was influenced by a patriotic desire to preserve the peace and prevent the destruction of the Union. That consideration, he considered, was a potent reason why she should now turn her back upon the people who were so basely ungrateful for the efforts she had
Railroad accident. --On Wednesday last, as the freight train of the Central Railroad Company was passing between the University of Virginia and Charlottesville, a steer, whose net weight was about 1,400 pounds, broke through the floor of one of the cars, and was killed; the passenger car attached was thrown from the track and broken to pieces, the captain of the train, Mr. Sims, and the owner of a number of sheep from Augusta, were also injured. Had the car been constructed of the right material, the accident would not have occurred.
Grand political demonstration. --The Conservatives — those who have an abiding faith in "the Union, the Constitution, and the enforcement of the laws"--propose to have a grand demonstration at the African Church to-night. The friends of cohesion will be addressed by John B. Baldwin, Esq., of Augusta; Jas. B. Dorman, Esq., of Rockbridge; Tim Rives, Esq., of Prince George, and a number of other distinguished gentlemen.--The meeting will, no doubt, have a tendency to cement anew those bonds of unity which, it may be rightly conjectured, from recent events, want all the glueing together they will be likely to obtain here or elsewhere.