From the South.
Charleston, S. C., Nov. 15 --The Mercury says that the Mayor has issued a proclamation preventing any steerage passengers from landing at Charleston, unless the ships or steamers enter bonds to maintain them in case of their becoming encumbrances. Columbia, S. C., Nov. 15. --On Wednesday night there was a grand torchlight procession here, with 600 men in the ranks, including military and firemen. Mr. Orr espoused secession and was followed by Keitt and others, in similar speeches. The State Agricultural Fair is in progress here.
Mobile, Nov. 15.--Gov. Moore will issue a proclamation calling a Convention on the 6th prox, and urging the people to secession. The election is to take place on the 24th December, and the Convention meets on the 7th January.
Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 15. --To-day the leading men of all parties, in conference, unanimously agreed to a Convention. They recommend resistance to Lincoln's Administration, the time and mode to be settled by the Convention. In the Senate, to-day, there was considerable discussion on the bill appropriating $1,000,000 for arming the State, passed by the House, resulting in a motion for its reference to the Finance Committee. The bill provides that the money shall be subject to the control of the Governor. Many Senators objected to placing both sword and purse in the same hands. The proposed reference to a committee failed, and the bill will proceed in its regular order, and will pass. A bill was introduced, suspending the collection of debts until 1861. A bill was introduced, giving power to the Governor, in case of the attempted coercion of the State, should she secede, to employ the effective military forces of Georgia to resist the coercion. Senator Toombs made a powerful speech Wednesday night, and was followed by Mr. Barton, of Savannah, urging the establishment of a Southern Confederacy, with the sovereignty in the Federal power and State lines to be obliterated.