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OUT OF WORK.
'It's rIo use, Maria, I've tried
'"But you are not going ,o give
up, -Peter ?"
"Give up. How can I help it?
Within four days I have been to
every book-bindery in the city,
and not a bit of work can I get."
"But have you tried anything
"What else can I try ?"
"Why, anything that you can
"Yes, I've tried other things. I
have been to more than a dozen
6f my friends, and offered to help
them if they would hire me."
"And what did you mean to do
for them ?"
"I offered to post their accounts,
make out bills, or attend at the
Mrs. Stanwood smiled as her
husband thus spoke.
"What makes you smile?" he
"To think you should have im
agined that you would find work
in such places."
. Peter Stan wood was a book
binder by trade, and had now been
out of employment over a month.
Ie was one of those who general
ly ealculated to keep about square
with the world, and who consider
themselves particularly fortunate
if they kept out of debt. He was
now th;rty years of age, and had
been marritd eight years. He had
three chihsren to provide for, be
sides himself and wife, and this,
together with house rent, was a
heavy draft upon his purse, even
when work was plenty; but now
there was nothing.
"Maria," he said, stopping and
gazing at his w fe in the face, "we
must starve. I have not a single
penny in the world."
"But do not despair, Peter. Try
again to-morrow for work. You
may find something to do. Any
thing that is honest is honorable.
Should you make but a shilling a
day, we should not starve."
"But our house-rent?"
"Trust me for that; the land
lord shall not turn us out. If you
will engage to find some work to
do, Ill see that we have house
"I'l make one more trial," ut
teredl Peter, des pa iringly.
"But you must go prepared to
"Anything reasonable, Maria
The wife felt almost inclined to
smile, but the matter was too se
pious for that, and a cloud passed
over her face. She knew her hus
band's disposition, and she felt
sure that he would look about for
some sort of work which would
not lo.v-er him in the social scale
as he had once or twice expressed
it, However, she knew it would
be of no use to say anything to
hr now, and she let the matter
On the following mornling the
last bit of food in the house was
put upon the table. Stanwood
could hardly realize that he was
penniless and without food. Yet
the truth was naked and clear;
and when he left the house he
said : "something maist be done."
No sooner had the husband gone,
than Mrs. Stanwood put on her
bonnet and shawl. Her eldest
child was a girl seven years old,
and her youngest four. She asked
fr. .next door neighbor if she
would take care of her childre,
until noon. These children were
known to be good and quiet, and
they were takeni cheerfully. Then
Mrs. Stan wood locked up the house
and wvent away. She returned at
noon, bringing some food for her
children, and then went away
aga in. She got home in the eve
ning before her husband, carrying
a beavy basket on her arm.
"Well, Peter," she asked, after
her husband had entered and sat
down, "w~hat luck did you have ?"
"Nothing ! nothing '" he groan.
ed ; "I made out to squeeze a din
ner out of an old chum, but I can't
"And where have you.looked to
"Oh, everywhere. I have been
to a hundred places, but it's the
aein evry. place It is nothineg
but one eternal 'no! no!' I am
tired and sick of it."
"But what sort of work have
you offered to do ?"
"Why, I even went so far as to
offer to tend a liquor store down
town." The wife smiled.
"Now, what shall we do?" ut
tered Peter, spasmodically.
"Why, we'll eat supper first, and
then talk the matter over."
"Supper'! have you got any ?"
"Yes, plenty of it."
"But you told meyou had none."
"Neither had we this morning,
but I've been after work to-day,
and found some."
"You! You been after work ?"
uttered the husband, in surprise.
"But how ? where ? what ?"
"Why, first I went to Mrs.
Snow's. I knew her girl was sick,
and I hoped she might have work
to be done. I went to her and
told her my story, and she set me
to work at once doing her wash
ing. She gave me food to bring
home for the children, and paid
me three shillings when I got
'-What! you haven't been out
working for our butcher's wife ?"
said Peter, looking very much sur
"Of course I have, and have
thereby earned enough to keep us
in food through to-morrow, at any
rate ; so to-morrow you may come
home to dinner."
"But how atbut the rent?"
"Oh, I have seen Mr. Simpson,
and told him just how we are sit
uated, and offered him my watch
as a pledge for the payment of our
rent within two months, with the
interest on all arrears to that date.
I told him I did the bnsines, be.
cause you were a vay hunting for
"So, lie's got your watch ?"
"No; he wouldn't take it. He
said if I would become responsible
for the payment he would let it
"Then we have got a roof to
cover us, and food for to-morrow.
But what next ? Oh, what a curse
these hard times are ?"
"Don't despair, Peter, for we
shall not starve. I've got work
enough engaged to keep ug alive."
'-Ah, el ? What's that ?"
"Why, Mr. Snow has engaged
me to carry small packages, bas
kets, bundles, and so forth, to rich
customers. lie has had to give
up o2e of his horses."
"What do you mean, Maria ?"
"Just what I say. When Mr.
Snow came home to dinner, I was
there, and asked him if he cvcer
had light articles which he wished
to send round to his customers.
Never mind all that was said. HIe
did happen to want just such work
done, though be meant to call
upon some of the idlers who lounge
about the market. Hie promised
to give me all the work he could,
and I am to be there in good sea
son in the morning."
"Well, this is a pr-etty go ! My
wife turned butcher boy ! You
won't do any such a thing."
"And why not ?"
"Why not! Because-because-"
"Say because it will lower me in
the social scale "
"Well, and so it wilL"
"Then it is more honorable to
lie still and starve, and see one's
children starv a, too, than to per
form honest work! I tell you,
Peter, if you can not work, I must.
We should have been without
bread to-night had I not found
w~or-k to-day. You know all kinds
of light agreeable business ar-e
seized upon by tnose who have
par-ticular friend's or relatives en
gaged in them. At such a time
as this it is not for us to consider
what kind of work we will do, so
long as it is honest Oh ! give me
the liberty of living upon '-.1 own
deserts, and the indlependence to
be gover-ncd by my own convic
tions of right."
"But, my wife, only think--you
carrying~ out butcher's stutf. Why.,
I would sooner go and do it m
"If you will go," said the wife,
with a smile, "I wHI stay at home
and take care of the children."
It was har-d for Peter Stanwood:
but the more he thought upon t'he
and right of the path in which his
wife had led him. Before he went
to bed he promised that he would
go to the butcher's in the morn
And Peter Stanwood went upon
his new business. Mr. Snow greet
ed him warmly, praised his faith
ful wife, and then sent him off;
with two baskets-one to go to a
Mr. Smith's. and one to a Mr. Dix
al's. And the new carrier worked
all day, and when it came night
he had earned just ninety-seven
cents. It had been a day of trials
to him, and all his acquaintances
whom he had met had greeted
him as usual. le was far happier
than he was when he went home
the night before, for now he was
So the next day he earned over
a dollar; and ',bus he continued to
work a week, and at the end of
that time he had five dollars and
seventy-five cents in his pocket,
besides having paid for all the food
for his family, save some few
pieces of meat Mr. Snow had given
One day Peter had a basket of
provisions to carry to sir. W-.
It was his former employer. le
took the load upon his arm and
started off, and just as he was en
tering the yard of the customer
he met Mr. W - coming out.
"Ah, Stan x-ood, is this you ?"
asked his old employer, kindly.
"What are you doing now ?"
"I'm a butcher's boy, sir?"
"You see I've brought your pro
visions for you, sir ; I'm a regular
"And how long have you been
at work thus?"
"This is the tenth dty, sir."
"But don't it come hard ?"
"Nothing comas hard so lon g as
it is honest, and will furnish my
family with bread."
"And how much can you make
a day ?"
"Sometimes over a dollar, and
sometimes not over fifty cents."
"Well, now, look here, Stan
wood, there have been no less than
a dozen of my old hands hanging
around my counting-room for a
fortnight, whining for work. They
are stout, able men, and yet they
lie still because I have no work
for them. Last Saturday I took
pity on Leeds, and offered him the
job to do my hand carting. J told
him I would give him a dollar and(
a quarter a day, but he turned up
his nose and a.sked me not to in
sult him ; yet he owned that his
family wvere suffering. But do you
come to my place ty.morrow, and
you shall have something to do, if
it is only to hold your bench up.,
I honor you for y-our manly inde
Peter grasped the old man's
hands with a joyous, grateful grip,
and blessed him fervently. That
night, he gave Mr. Snow notice
that he must quit, and on the fol
lowing morning he went to the
bindery. For two days he had
but little to do, but on the third
day a heavy job came in, and Pe
ter Stanwood had steady work.
He was happy-more happy than
ever, for he had learned two things;
first, what a noble wife he had ;
and, second, how much resources
for good lie held in his own ener
Our simple picture has two
points to its moral. One is, no
man can be lowered by any kind
of honest labor. The second,
while you are enjoying the fruits
of the p)resent, forget not to pro
vidle for the future; for no man is
so sure that the day may come
when he will need the squander.
ings of the past.
A woman in Indiana prays that
she may be cut loose from her!
husband, giving as a reason that
he has only bought her a pair of!
shoe strings sinee their marriage.
We sympathize with the woman.
Such a wardrobe as that must be
rather cool at this season of the
year, to say nothing of how a wo
man must look dressed only in a
pair of shoestrings.
Out West, a man who keeps a
gentleman's furnishing store is:
called a "shirtiet."
Montana has 14,383 men, and
bt 3.111 wnmor.
Message of Governor Scott o
the Up-Country Troubles.
To the Senate and Rouse of Belr
I have received the concurren
resolution of the Senate an
House of Representatives reques
ing me to infbrm the General A
sembly "why a sufficient militi
force for the protection of life, liI
erty and property have not bee
stationed in such counties in thi
State as have been hitherto riotu
and refractory; and, further, wh
have not the outlaws in ther
been brought to condign punisl
ment ; and why the provisions
section 2, of article 13, of the Cor
stitution have not been enforced
and, also, to inform the Gener:
Assembly what further legislatio
is necessary to effect the purpos
In furnishing you such inform,
tion as it is in my power to sul
ply, and while I deeply deplor
the disturbancas to which you
-esoltioh refers, I can scarecl;
venture, as Executive of the Stat<
to pronounce any of its countie
"riotous and refractory," upon th
reported cases of individual oul
rage, and while no information ha
been received in this office indic:
ting anything like a county ornga
zation to defy or to defeat the la%
I am the more cautious in this r
spect, because it will be recollecte
that very many cases of individur
violence have hitherto been reporl
ed, both from the counties ofAbb<
ville and Edgefield. But th
prompt and impartial administr:
tion of justice in these countic
has proved that the civil powe
was sufficient for the protectio
of the life, liberty and property <
our citizens ; and these countic
are now as quiet, peaceable an
orderly as any portion of th
State. But if there was any par
of the State in which violence an
disorder were so general as to di:
arm the power of the civil court.
I must say, frankly, that I hav
no such militia force as would b
competent to suppress them ; an
if I had, I have no means to plac
and maintain such a force in th
If by the "outlaws who har
not been brought to condign pur
ishment," you mean those ind
viduals who have lately perpetr:
ted the outrages in the countic
of Spartanburg and Union, I ea
only say that every effort he
been made that could lawfully 1.
made by the Executive, to disco'
er these criminals, and bring ther
to speedy trial. In some instance:
those suspected of guilt have bee
committed for trial, and ill tilei
ases, the Executive is wihoi
power, as he ouight to be withor
disposition, to initerfere with th.
due administration of the law. I
other instances, the perpetratoi
of these crimes are not knowr
and have not yet been discoveret
I can only promise that every e
fort shall be made to arrest an
bring them to justice.
I am not aware that the 2d Se<
tion of the 13th Article of th
Constitution has not been er
forced. That section provides:
"The Governor shall have pov
er to call out the militia to ex<
cute the laws, repel invasion, r<
press insurrection, and preserv
the publbe pe~ace."
I cannot say with truth, upoi
any information in my possessiot
that in any section of the Stat<
the laws are not executed ; for no
a single case has been reported
in which the officers of the lav
have been resisted in the discharg
f their duties. There is no into
ion which I am called on to repel
no insurrection which I am calle<
>n to suppress.
While I cannot say, that "the
ublic peace' of the State i
hreatened to such a degree as t<
tarrant the exerc:ise of the pow
r of calling out the mnilitia, giver
'ne in the section of the Constitu
ion just quoted, I deeply regre
~hat it is my duty to inform you
~hat the condition of several of th<
:unties in this State is disturbe<
nd dangerous. In Laurens, Unh
on and Spartanburg, persons an<
roperty a-re not secure. Repeat
d instances of violence, disregari
d the law, and murer, hae bec
1 reported, and there is a well-found
ed apprehension, on the part of
law-abiding citizens, that unless
these outrages are promptly
checked, the evil will have become
too great for ordinary remedies.
d I do not propose at present to re
fer to these crimes in detail, nor
t to attempt the discussion of their
causes. It is enough to say, that
a they are so grave, and so numer
p ous, as to call for unflinching ap.
plication of all the power of re
s pression, which the Executive can
s lawfully exercise.
It is proper for me to state, and
I am glad to be able to do it, that
the public sentiment of these
counties seems to be aroused to
the character and consequences of
this state of affairs, and public
meetings have been held, in which
the responsible and influential cit
izens of Laurens and Spartanburg
have declared, in language suffi
ciently strong, their abhorrence
of these crimes, and their willing
r ness to aid the Executive in the
y suppression of them. If these opin
ions are carried out in action, we
may anticipate the speedy restor
e ation of peace and order; but
something more is needed than
s these resolutions, however just
and generous in sentiment.
It :s my opinion that the civil
law of the State ought to be suffi
cient, and it is my determination
d that it shall be sufficient, to pro
I tect the person and property of
every and any citizen of the State;
- however humble, friendless or ob
e noxious. I cannot bring myself
L- to contemplate the use of an arm
s ed force to punish individual vio
r lations of-the law in a time of pro.
n found peace. Such a remedy
,f would be as bad as the disease,
s and would be a public declaration
d that there was no civil govern
e ment in South Caroina, and that
-t we are living in a condition of so
d cial anarchy. I am bound, by my
3. oath of office, as the Executive of
the State, and in reve:-ence for
e those principles of constitutional
e liberty which are the vital force
d of true Republicanism, to see that
e the law is duly enforced, before I
e resort to other and dangerous
powers. I dare not, and will not,
e assume that justice cannot be ad
1. ministered until the effort has
. been made, and the failure evi
s .It is therefore my intention to
n see that the law is enforced, and
s when I fail in the effort, I will
e unhesitatingly call up)on you for
-the extraordinary authority to
n iwhich society must resort for self
3, l rtefm But at present, I
n would call your attention to the
r fact, that all the cases of reported
It violence are individual violations
V of the law; that none of them
C have assumed the character of
n public combinations against the
- law ; and that they are all within
16 the regular juirisdlictionl of the
I. riminal courts of the county.
f- But I do not think that the ad
d ministration of the criminal law
is sufficiently vigorous. As the
-Exccutivc of the State, it is im
C possible for me to superintend or
-control the trial of criminals.
Trhis duty must be left to the At
torney General, and the Solicitors,
-who are the prosecutin.g officers
-of the State, and to whom the ad
C ministration of the criminal law,
in their respective spheres of dun
1 ty, is committed by the same law
,~ wich defines my own duties and
, powers. That these officers have
t done and will do their duty I have
,no doubt, but I do not think that
r their powers are su fficien tly strong,
e or their means of action sufficient
-ly large. To illustrate my mean
,ing more fully: each Solicitor has
I several counties under his official
charge. A murder is committed
Sin one of the remoter districts,
a where lhe does not reside. A war
> rant is issued, a coroner's inquest
- makes a very unsatisfactory r
1 port of the circumstances, unless
- the friends or family of the vie
t tim are especially active ; a few
,witnesses are bound over, arid the
Spapers are put into the hands of
the Solicitor the day that th-e
- court open, and if a true bai is
I found, he goes on with the trial
- with a slight and inmperfect prepa
I ration thus made ; nor can the So
S12. licto be lamed.lie6 has many
courts to attend, very many cases
to prepare ; has not had opportu
nity to learn the circ9mstances of
his case, or the character of his
testimony. Now, in ordinary times,
when cases of violence are rare,
shock the humanity of public
opinion, and excite the indignant
activity -of those who arc interest
ed in the suffering parties, this la
bor of preparation was spared the
Solicitor, because he always had
an individual prosecutor behind
him. But when the crime is one
in which the sympathy of public
opinion is not warmly interested,
or where a disturbed condition of
popular sentiment is not disposed
actively to assist public justice, or
where the parties suffering are
too friendless to make themselves
heard, then the duty of the Solici
tor, while it becomes more impera
tive, also becomes more difficult.
To do justice, lie n?edslarger pow
ers, and more assistance.
I would, therefore, recommend
a more complete and efficient or
ganization of the machinery ne
cessary for the administration of
criminal justice. The Attorney
General is the proper representa
tive of the criminal justice of the
State, and lie should have the au
thority, not only as -:t present to
consult and advise with the Solic
itors, but to review and direct
their action. They should be re-!
quired to report to him regularly
the condition of the prosecutions
in their respective circuits, and to
be governed by his instructions
whenever he may deem it judi
cious to issue them. He should
also have the power whenever in
his opinion the importance of the
case requires it, to retain assistant
counsel, and see that the State is
fully and efficiently represented.
I think, also, that a corps of
Detective Police Officers, should
be placed under his control, to be
used by him and the Solicitors as
occasion may require. I do not
propose that these officers should
have any power of arrest. This
responsibility must be assumed by
the law officers of the State. But
the crimes which society suffers
can never be suppreied without
some efficient organization by
which the preliminary investiga
tions can be conducted, 4he traces
of guilt promptly followed up, and
such testimony procured as will
justify a prosecuting oficeer in ask
ing fr-om conscientious juries a
ver-dict of conviction. Neither:
the Attorney Generatl, nor the So
licitors, can give more than a gen
eral sup)erintendence and skillful
diirect ion to such investigatirms,
and they need the aid of a body
of discreet, pr-act iced and temper
ate minded men to perform this
important duty. As the Attorney
General and the Solicitors ar-e
elected by the people, they have
it in thmeir- power to select men in
whose chiairacter the- wviIl find
sufficient guarantee that mLdis pow
er will not be abused.
To carry out this laln, would
requir-e that a contingent ftmd
suflicient to meet its expense, be
placed at the contr-ol of the Attor
ney General, whi'A I therfor-e
I think it proper also to call
to your attention the facet, that
the Judicial District in which
these disturbances are most fi a
grant, is practically with,&t a
Judge. The presiding Judge of
that circuit is now under impeach
ment be fore the Senate, for high
crimes anid mnisdemeanor-s, arid
while it would not becon>e me to
anticipate this solemn trial, yet I
ca:.mot forbear saying that rno
ting would con tribuite more ef
f'ctively or more speedily to the
restor-ationi of order th-an the pres
enee in the courts of' tis cirYcuit,
of a magistr-ate who shall posses~
the ability to know hris diuty, the
resolution to do this duty, and
ththg chasracr, which is int
itself a pillar of strengthr to the
good, and a livingr admonition to
Nsor, can I leave this subjiect
without expressing my regret,
that the Trial Justices have so
sinally failed to meet the requir
ments of their office. In a condi
tion of things, such as we now do
plore, the preliminary investiga-i
tin in nerly all the nr-osecutions s
of the crimes, we wish to sup- Vi(
press, is within the province of an
the Trial Justices, and the prompt se
and efficient administration of the mi
criminal law is in a large degre:, ye
dependent upon their ability, dis- in=
cretion and courage, qualities frc
which I am sorry to say the sys- ho
tem has not developed. Cc
Believing firmly that a vigorous Ci
administration of the lan will be lin
sufficient to repress crime, I make of
these recommendations, pledging int
myself that if it ever shall be sel
found impossible to administer as
that law, I will conic to yolf for dr
those extraordinary powers; which
I shall then, not hesitate toaccept
and use. by
I have the honor to be, very re- of
ROBERT K. SCOTT, ed
Impeachment of Judge Ver- cr
The following are the articles
which have been read in both fo
Articles exhibited by the House of P
of Representatives of the State of S
South Carolina, in the name of
themselves and all of the people of tic
this State, against T. 0. P. Ver-d
non, Judge of the Circuit Courts d
of the Serenth Judicial Circuit J'
of the State of South Carolina, in an
maintenance and support of the an
im peac menr agaienst hiifor lhiht ro
crimes and misdemcanors.
That whereas for the due, faith- te
ful and impartial administration of
justice, temperance and sobriety
are essential qualities in the char
acter and conduct of a Judge, yet
the said T. O. P. Vernon, unmind- t
Pul of the solemn duties of hish
Affice forgetful of the dignity which h
belonged to hisjudical station, and
in reckless disregard of that deco
rum which should ever regulate the be
conduct of a Judge, in and out of b
Court, and to the great scandal s
and detriment to the adminstra- s
tion ofjustice, has frequently ap- d
peared upon the Bench when in a sa
state of drunkenness, and espe- a
rially did so preside at the regular
terms of' said Courts, hel in the
county of Newberry, respectively, s
to wit: During the regular term
commencing in that county on the
third Monday of May, A.DB. 1870, t
and also during the regular term U
in said county. commnencing on the t
third Monday of' September, A. P.
.1S70, when so much under the in.
fluence of intoxicating dirink as to
impair his capacity to dlischiarge O
gcnerally the duatiles of his office. t
That the said T. 0. P. Vernor1 at
Judge as asforesaid, in cntire dis-'
regard of his duty, as such Judge,
andl in violation of public decency,,
order aud good morals, arid to the d
great scandal and detriment of t he a
administration of justice. has, atO
various times and places, appearedm
upon the Bench for the discharge a
of judicial duties, in a condition of da
gross driuniikeniness. and espeially
did so preside in the city of Colum
bia, county of Richland, on oi
about the 10th day of December,
A. D. 1870, upon the hearing of'
certain cases of HIabe?as Corpus, A
when so drunk as to scarcely bet
able to ecmprehend tho nature of in
the proceedings then being had be
That the said T. O. P. Vernon, a
Judge, as aforesaid, in entire dis
regard of his duty, and in violation <
:f public decency, order and good
morals, and to the great scandalti
tnd detriment to the administra- thi
Lion of' justice, has, at variousti
times and places, appeared upon1
the Bench for the puri pose of ad- i
mintisteiniig justice, in a state of
nitox icationi, piTronee by the free
tad intemperate use of'incbriat ing
~ide when in that. condition, duri-ng a
erm of Court he'ld 'n the city of,p
reenville, County of' Greenville, oti
n this State commeneing on o r pc
Lout the secood Monzday in Jar.-te
iary, A. P. 1S70, being to the evil rei
xamy!-e of all the good citizens of
his state, and disgraceful to his in
~wn character as a Judge. hir
ARTICLE IV. X
That the said T. 0. P. Vernon, ac<
n entire disregard of his duty as
nch .Tude, a afoeaid and in
)lation of public decency, order
d good morals and to the great
mndal and detriment to the ad
nistration of justice, during one
ar now last past, and while h
said office, had been in the
quent and common habit whild
lding the terms of the respective
urts of the Seventh Judicial
rcuit of the State of South Caro
a, as well as during the vacation
the same, of becoming grossly
oxicated, and exhibiting hf6'
f to the public, as well by day
by night, ?n a state of gross
That the said T. 0. P. Vernon,
reason, of and as a consequence
his intemperate habits aniif
bil'ual drunkenness, has render
himself, has been, and is now,
terly incompetent for the prop
discharge of the duties of his
That tLe said T. 0. P. Veron,
about o(m Year now last past, -
being during the whole of said
riod, Circuit Judge of t h e
venth Judicial Circuit., has will
Ily neglected to perform the du=
s of said office with reasonaie'
igence, thereby causing great
lays in thi' transaction of the
icial Niiicss of his said circu ,
d causing great loss, damage
d iiieonvenience to suitors, ju
rs and witnesses before the
urts over which he preside,-;
d especially, at the respective
rms of his said Courts, in and,
r the County of Newberry.
That, unmindful of the solemn
ities of his office, and contrary
the secret obligation I y which
stood liound' to discha-ge them,
e said T. 0. P. Vernon. Cirenit
dge as aforesaid, did during the
mnth of December, A. D. 1870,
;ue certain writs, pu'porting to
writs of Habeas Corpus, whidh
id writs, at the time of their ii
ance, were in blank, and not a&b
essed to any officer, nor did
id writs contain the names of
y person or persons, whomso.
,er, nor was any petition evef
esented to him praving for thd
me; which said writs, purpo"V
g to be writs of habeas Corpuil
aforesaid, were subsequently
ed by other persons to whomt
cy had been given, filling up
e blanks left therein. atnd bf
e insertion, by said other per'
ns, in said writs, of the nan.es
parties who were not under
y3 arrest, of which the said Tz
P. Veanon had jurisdiction dL
e time of the signing and issu
ee by himt of said pretended
That whereas, the House of
~presentatives did, on the 10tha
y of D)ecembher, A. ID. 1870, pa.4
resolution impeaching said 'P.
P. Vernon for high crimes anel
idemeanors in office; and where
a copy of said resolution waar
iy served upon the saiud T. O:
Veo,-b the Sergecant-'
rms of the House of Ilbr4sen1a
es; and whereas, the attention
't!e said T. 0. P. Vernon was
rmally dlirected to Section 1. of
rticle VII of the Co,nst itution of
e State of South Carolina; yet,
wilful deniance ahd disregard of
etion 1 of Article Vii etdi
>nstitution, the said T. 0. P.
ernon did assume to act as Judgeo,
di actually di,1, iNe.gally and
bitrarily, performn judicial du
And the IIouse of Represenita
es, by protestation, saving td
emselves the liberty of exhihi-.
g at any time horeafter any
rther Articles, or oth'er' a'e'diia
ns. or inpeachmnent against the
dI T. 0. P. Vernon. and of re
ing to his answers iWhich'hao
!l make unto the Articles herein
~ferred against him, andl of oz
ing proof to the same, and every
rt thereof, and to all and every
ier A rticie, accusation-, or im
ichment, which shall be exhibi
by t,hemu, as the case shuall
[uire, dnand( the said T (J. P.
rnoua may be put to answer for
Shigh crimes and misdemeanors
oficee -herein charged against
a, and that such proceedirgs,
immatmios.trials and judgeimnts
y be thereupon had as may lo
:ording to law and justice.
WV. J. W1.UPPER,