Secession and cotton.
Amid the scathing woes of Revolution and war king Cotton waves his sceptre with a firmer grasp, and there is none who dare dispute his authority.
The enormous price which cotton is now commanding completely falsifies the confident predictions of the false prophets that cotton, slavery, and everything else, would be ruined by secession, whereas secession has ruined nothing on the face of the earth except the prospects of unprincipled place-hunters, who would sell their country or their souls for an office in Washington
.-- The old Union, says the Columbus (Ga.)Times,
is dissolved; seven States are bearing arms and anticipating war, and yet cotton, the great staple of the South
, the food of millions, the King
of the world, is at the enormous price of 12 ½ cents per pound.
It has not been so high for years.
It goes up in the midst of a revolution, and despite the prophecies of Black Republicans and timid spirits is the border States, that commerce would be destroyed by secession, and the planters would suffer great loss in the reduction of the price of this article, they all have happy faces, filling their pockets with the money thus made, and thanking kind Providence
for the prosperous times.
Cotton at 12 ½ cents, and the revolution going on. This takes the Republicans aback and forces an acknowledgment from some of our patriotic Southern friends who opposed secession, that things have not turned out half so had after all.-- Negress are high, cotton is high, the season is propitious for a good crop, the Southern
people are happy, and one shout goes up from mountain to valley for our new Government and the blessings of liberty which it dispensers to its subjects.
Three cheers for the Confederate States
, and the present price of cotton.