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~ VOLUME VI.-NUMBER 825.]
CHARLESTON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1868.
[EIGHTEEN CENTS A WEEK
Our European Dispatches.
[ET ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.]
LONDON, April 9-N o o n.-Consols, 93.J.
LONDON, April 9-Afternoon.-5-20's, 73.
LrrxEPooL, April 9-Noon.-Cotton excited
and Jd better; Uplands, on the spot, 12Jd;
afloat, 12jd; Orleans, 12$ d. The sales will be
^ large. Sales for the week, 108,000 bales. For
export 29,000, and for speculation 8000. Stock,
856,000, of which 196,000 bales are American.
The stock of American cotton is 10,000 bales
less than was estimated. Provisions quiet.
- IiTVEBPOOL, April 9- Afternoon_Cotton is
irregular; American descriptions about the
same; sales 20,000 bales; total stock at sea
330,000 bales, of which 185,000 are American.
Breadstufis and provisions active. Pork 66s.
Lard excited at 6is. Bacon 47s. 6d. Sugar
advancing; No. 12, Dutch standard, 26a. Tal?
LIVERPOOL, April0?-Evening.-Cotton closed
firm at a decline cf Jd.; Upluids, on the spot.
12?d., and afloat, 12d.; Orleans I2?d.; sales
15,000 bales. Turpentine 33s. 3d. Manchester
Oar Washington Dispatches.
WASHINGTON, April 9.-IN THE HOCSE, to?
day, there was no legislation, but a resolution
was introduced having in view a reconciliation
of tue South-American difficulties.
The Congressional Executive Committee de?
cline taking steps to induce Holden to with?
draw rrom the North Carolina gubernatorial
race. The alleged cause of inaction is the ab?
sence of many membere.
G?nerai Sherman listened io Curtis' speech
It is said that Dr. Bayne, the negro delegate
from Virginia, who recently visited General
Grant, threatened him that he would not re?
ceive a vote in- Virginia unless he adopted a
certain policy. Grant rang for an orderly,
through whom Bayne was informed that Grant
had given-Bayne all the time he had to spare*
Grant has issued no order regarding E. E. E.
The Impeachment Proceedings.
ABGCICD'T OF JUDGE CUE TIS FOB THE DEFENCE.
WASHINGTON, April 9.-In the Senate the
. court of impeachment was opened as usual.
After reading the journal, General Butler call?
ed up other witnesses, among them Mayor
Blodgett, of Augusta, Ga., who testified regard?
ing h s removal from the postma6tersbip of
that place by the President. He knew nothing
beyond the fact that he had been sus?
pended. Butler asked for a certificate from
the Senate that no reasons had been given by
the President for the suspension of Blodgett,
The defence made a piint that Blodgett'3 case
was outside of the charges made against the
At a quarter to one o'clock Judge Curtis
began bis argument in behalf of the President,
and spoke until near four o'clock, when, at his
request, the hall being larger than he was ac?
customed to, the court adjourned without a
Judge Curtis was listened to Throughout
with marked attention, especially by the mem?
bers of the court. Some of his points were
star tiing. He left it with the Senators to 6ay <
whether tbey were acting in a legislative or a
judicial capacity. He said that the substance 1
of the first of the eight chargea against the
President was ba6ec upon the statement that
the removal of Stantoa and appointment of
Thomas was, or was intended to be, a viola?
tion of the Tenure-of-office act and of the con?
stitution. He denied both propositions, and
among other authorities quoted the statements
of members of the Conference Committee.
Schenck, in making the report to the House,
used the words "term of service." It might as
Y well be said that a king completed the term of
his predecessor who had died as to eay that
Mr. Johnson was serving out Mr. Lincoln's
Judge Curtis proceeded to show that the
heads of departments were the voice and hands
of Presidents. He argued that heads of de?
partments did not, in fact, and could not, con?
stitutionally, come under the provisions of the
Tenure-of-offico act, and that their exception
was well understood by senators. He noticed
the absurdity of charging the President with
high crimes and misdemeanors for having act?
ed in accordance with the publicly expressed
views of senators themselves. His argument
that the President's action was in accordance
with precedent and the constitution is too com?
pact in its elaboration to admit of condensa?
tion. Arguing the necessity of the power
claimed by the President, Judge Curtis in?
stanced the displacement of Mr. Floyd by
President Buchanan, when any delay would
have led to the most deplorable "?".suits. In
arguing that it was the Preside-.i's duty to
maintain his prerogative, he said that a trustee
would combat any unconstitutional law which
worked injurious to those whose rights he had
in trust, and that it was much more the Presi?
dent's duty to guard the trust placed in his
hands by all the people. Such was the duty
nobly fulfilled by Hampden when he opposed
the payment of ship money.
Recapitulating his arguments to prove that
the President could not be impeached for an
act designed to produce a judicial decision, he
quoted General Butler, to show that the
managers admitted this view of'the case.
General Butler had said that the impeachment
in itself was perhaps not an impeachable
offence, if made for the purpose of producing
such a decision, and not accompanied by a de?
fiant message to the Senate. Curtis said that
it wis a matter of taste how the Senate should
be notified. He then, until the adjournment,
argued to prove that, under the rule of estopel,
the things the President had said and done in
these matters did not apply in this case.
Airairs in Alabama.
MONTGOMERY, April 9.-A close estimate
shows that there is no cotton in the State ex?
cept at the warehouses in Montgomery, which
contain about twenty-five hundred bales.
There has been another heavy frost, and ve?
getation is injured.
An important decision has been rendered by
Judge Arlington in the City Court. In 1862
the State of Alabama advanced to the Arms
Manufacturing Company $250,000 in State
bonds for the purpose of enabling it to brui J
an aisenal and to manufacture ams, but as
the purpose of the State was to arm Confeder?
ate soldiers, the contract was held io be null
and void. The suit was brought in the name
of the Governor.
GALVESTON, April 9.-A destructive fire
took place in Huntsville, Texas, on the night
of the 7th. An entire block was destroyed,
and the loss is estimated at $100,000; insured
The special agent of the New York Under?
writers has succeeded in arresting the owner
of the bonded warehouse, who has been held
to bail to answer to the charge of defrauding*
Marder in Selma.
SELMA, ALA., April 6.-This evening, at 4
o'clock, a one armed ex-Confederate soldier,
named John P. Howard, was shot from biB
I horse and instantly killed, abont four miles
! from the city. The murderer is not known.
This is the fifth white man murdered in this
immediate vicinity since the war.
AUGUSTA, April 9.-The Republican mass
meeting to-night consisted mostly of colored
people. Candidates were nominated for county
The G??r?na Medical Association, which has
been in session here for two days, has appoint?
ed delegates to the National Convention.
The Flag Man.
RICHMOND, April 9.-The convention refosed
j to invite Sergeant Bates to a seat, and resolved
lo adjourn on the 17th instant.
The Connecticut Election.
HABTFOED, April 9.-Corrected returns make
English's majority 1735.
NEW YORK, April 9-Noon.-Stocks active.
Money 7 per cent. Exchange 109*al09?. Gold
138$. Virginia 6's 50; Tennessee 6's 67. Flour
dull, and slightly in favor of buyers. Wheat
quiet and steady. Corn lc. lower. Pork lower;
Mess $26 50a26 62. Lard firmer. Cotton ac?
tive, excited and decidedly higher; Uplands
29$aS0. Freights dull. Turpentine easier at
G6?. Rosin-S3 25 for strained. -
NEW YOBK, April 9.-Cotton opened active'
excited and decidedly higher, but closed quiet
and scarcely so firm; sales, 7000; Uplands, 2%
30; closing with no buyers at over 29*. Flour
favored. buyers, Southern brands active but
steady. Wheat drooping. Mixed Western
Coin,*SI 18al 21; White Southern, $115jal 18*.
Mess Pork $27. Lard, 17al8. Groceries quiet
and steady. Turpentine, 66a66?. Rosin un?
changed. Freights quiet and eteady. Gold,
88$. Sterling, 109,al09|.
BALTTMOBE, April 9.-Cotton firm; Uplands
29c. Flour steady. Wheat firm; Maryland red
$2 90aS. Corn firm; white $110; yellow $118.
Oats steady at 90c. Mess Pork $27. Lard
firm. Bacon-Rib Sides 16c; clear Rib 17.jal7?
cts.; Shoulders Miall ic.
WILMINGTON, April 9.-Spirits Turpentine
sold at 59iaC0c. Rosins firm; strained $2 30;
pale So. Tar $215. Cotton-Uplands 28?o.
' AUGUSTA, March 9.-Cotton market stiff;
sales 150 bales. Receipts 230. Uplands 284.
Sales for the week 2630. Receipts 1130.
SAVANNAH, April 9.-Cotton opened quiet,
but became excited, and closed quiet and
steady. Sales 1200 bales. Middling Uplands
29, and held at 30c. Keceipts 13C6. Receipts
for the week. 9886. Exports 10,129, of which
6277 to Liverpool and 3S50 to coastwise ports.
! MOBILE, April 9.-Market closed finn; Up?
lands 30$. ReceiptB 1299 bales. Sales 900
Exports 452 bales..
NEW ORLEANS, April 9.-Cotton active and
advanced; Uplands 81. Sales 2000 bales. Re?
ceipts 1712 bales. Exports 2989 bales. Ster?
ling 4Ji. New York Sight ?j premium. Gold
39|a40. Sugar, Louisiana fair 13; Prime 18J.
Molasses, Louisiana reboiled 65. Cuba 56a60.
ST. LOUTS, April 9.-Mess Pork $27 25. Ba?
son dull; Shoulders 13?c.
LOUISVILLE, April 9.-Mess Pork $27. Shoul?
ders 134c Clear Sides 17?c. Lard 17Jc.
LETTER FROM THE HON. W. D.
Hon. Armistead Burt:
SIB-In the proceedings of the State Demo?
cratic Convention at Columbia, over which you
presided, my name is presented to the people
of the State for the office of governor. The
office is not one to which I have aspired at any
time; less than ever would it be desirable now.
Nor, in my judgment, was it necessary or ex
pedient to name candidates for State officers at
this election. By the second section, eighth
article of the proposed constitution, I am die
qualified from holding office under it, and al?
though I am not insensible to the compliment
of the no ruination, I cannot properly consent
to be a candidate. But this is of Little real
consequence, for if you can elect your candi?
date, you can defeat the constitution, which,
alter all, is your great object. A vote "against
the constitution," in the form proposed in that
instrument, will answer all your purposes, and
Batisfy your whole political duty under exist
Let me not be misapprehended. I concur
entirely in what is understood to be the princi?
pal object of the convention, namely, a formal
and solemn expression of opposition to the
constitution about to be submitted for ratifica?
tion. Among the many objections to it, this
one ought to be conclusive, that its practical
operation, and I might add its design and pur?
pose, id to subvert and reverse the relations
heretofore existing between the two classes
that constitute the population of the State,
taking the political power out of the hands of
the educated white doss, and placing it in the
hands of the uneducated colored class. Against
this enormity it is our duty to protest. Our
past history, our own self-respect, and the
characters and fortunes of those who shall suc?
ceed to our places, demand this much at our
The colored population in this State is per?
haps one-fifth in excess of the whites. The
excess of registered voters is 25,009 in favor of
the colored population. In view of these facts
this constitution in point of fact confers uni?
versal suffrage upon the colored population,
while it disfranchises a considerable portion of
the white population; thereby seeking to in?
sure the possession of pobtical power, or, in
other words, the political ascendancy, to the
former. It may be safely affirmed that this is
the first instance in the history of republican
government and enlightened legislation in
which intelligence, education and property
have, by the fundamental law, been bound and
laid prostrate at the feet of mere numberB.
1 know that I entertain kinder feelings to?
wards our colored people than many of those
who are now using them for selfish or party
purposes. But it is no slander upon them to
say that they are not fit depositories of the con?
trolling political power of a State like this.
Their traitor-intellectual and moral-their re?
cent condition of ignorance and servitude, their
credulous natures, 60 open to tbe practices of
the crafty and designing, all combine to pro?
duce this incapacity. They have kindly and
generous qualities, but not the qualities of
Humbers, intelligence and property are each
and all entitled to consideration in the distri?
bution of political power. One would suppose
it was hardly necessary, in this age and coun?
try, to plead for the preponderating influences
of education and wealth, and to contend that
where numbers are nearly balanced, these
should turn the scale. Every man in the State
represents life and personal liberty; but he
who has property represents, in addition, that
which in society is entitled to like protection
with life and liberty; and he who represents in
telligence and education bas still another and,
by general concession, tbe highest title to the
possession of political power. What shall be
said of tbat scheme of government which ig?
nores or sets at defiance these plain principles
of justice, and which, by ita natural and neces?
sary working, places the masses who have ed?
ucation and property under tbe dt?binion of
the masses who have neither edtuation nor
property ? The best that can be said of such a
system, is tbat it has its very foundations in
injustice, and can only be maintained in per?
manence bj force. It is against nature, and
cannot come to good.
I forbear to discuss other parts of the con?
stitution because of my desire to be brief, and
because this one grand objection ought to be
sufficient with all tbose who have heretofore
held the suffrage of the State. Even now the
people of the Northern States, one after
another, are rejecting partial colored suffrage
for themselves when it is only a sentiment or
abstraction, while their representatives in Con?
gress are forcing wholesale colored sriffrage.
when that 6u?frage carries with it the do?
minion in the State, upon their countrymen in
the South. Reaction must come; moral laws
will vindicate themselves, and although re?
pressed for a time by force, will work out their
proper reBults. The white men of the country
will feel and acknowledge the tie of blood, and
assert their common, natural and indefeasible
right to be the rulers of the land. I see
no occasion for despondency. The pro?
cess may be a painful one, and of
longer duration than we could desire, but
things will assuredly right themselves. ThiB
constitution, monstrous as it ie, may be put
upon us. If so, we must organize under it,
and make an earnest, united and persistent
struggle for the political control of the Slate.
I have faith in our people, in their patience
and disposition to do what is right, in their
hopeful and enduring courage, in their instinct
and capacity of rule, and in the history and
destiny of the race to which they belong as a
dominant and governing race. Intelligence
and property must and will prevail against
mere numbers. Let them be of good temper
and of good cheer. Let them do what they be?
lieve to be their duty in the future, as tbey
have done it in the past ; and whatever may
be the res'ills they will have the consciousness
and th" praise of having acquitted themselves
like men. I am, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
W. D. PORTEE.
Charleston, April 9th 16C6.
POLITICO IN THE STATE.
MEETINGS, SPEECHES, NOMINATIONS, RESO?
DTPOBTANT MEETING nt HA Bi BOHO '-A BIG BOW
IS PICKERS-OSE DO LL AB A LICK - IMPOBTA>"T
PBOCEEDESGS-POWEBFTJL GATHEBDiG TS NEW
BEBY-MEETINGS EX COLUMBIA-SUMTEB MOV?
ING-PAIB?IFLD WIDE A WAK".
Our correspondent, writing under date of the
3th instant, says:
Apublic Conservative meeting was this day
Bela in the court room, and very well attended
by whites, but few colored persons present.
To say that the latter were conservative in
principle, it is more th tn your correspondent 11
will venture to do-they, however, played the <
part of spectators and very attentive bBteners.
What impressions were made on their minds
by the very candid views expressed, your cor?
respondent is not sufficiently weil acquainted
with human nature to depict. The district
Beemed to be pretty well represented by men
of striking character, whether attracted by
sales day or the interest felt in the meeting to
be heidie yet without solution. In any event,
Major Z. A. Drake was requested to act as
president, and John Monroe Johnson, Esq., to
act as secretary. The.president appointed a
committee of five to draft a set of resolutions,
which were in a short time drawn up, submit?
ted aud adopted. The preample and resolu?
tions areas follows, to wit:
We, a portion of the citizens of Marlborough
District, in public meeting assembled, alarmed
at the Radical developments in our midst and
the utter ruin which threateny, unless all good
citizens at once rally to the support of the con?
stitution ol our common country, con vin ed
as we aie that no salutary laws can be admin?
istered when ignorance and vice, incited and
controlled by designing emissaries laboring for
their own aggrandizement, predominate; and
that many of our people wbo have been thus
misled, if the true state of affairs were set be?
fore them in a proper light, would become ac?
tive supporters of truth, virtuo and intelligence,
and heartily join us in preserving constitution?
al liberty; and being de s ir o aa, moreover, of
seeing equal justice done to all classes, do ear?
nestly request and invite all citizens of the dis- , .
trict to uuite with us in carrying out the prin- I j
tiples above enunciated, and as an election will ' '
soon be held under the new constitution for
membeis of the General Assembly, we feel im?
pelled, by motives of safety, to submit to the
people of this district, gentlemen of intelli?
gence and experience in legislation as candi?
dates for said positions; therefore, boit
Resolved, That this meeting proceed to no?
minate three suitable persons to represent the
district-tho one in the Senate, the other two
in the House of representatives; and that we
do pledge ourselvs to their support, and to cor?
dially invite and earnestly solicit ail good citi?
zens to attend the polia on the 14th, 15th and
16th instant, and to cast their votes for the
candidates who may be nominated.
2. That a committee of eight, one from each
Srecinct, if possible, be appointed by the presi
ent, whose duty it shall be to report forthwith
to this meeting for active, suitable persons as
candidates, in accordance with the foregoing
3. Tbat the president appoint a committee of
eight, one from each precinct, if possible,
whose duty it shall be to prepare a constitution
and regulations for the organization of a Con?
servative party in this district, with power to
call a public meeting at such times os they
shall see fit.
Under the second resolution a committee
was appointed to make the nominations therein
provided for. While thus engaged, the meeting
was addressed by William A. Rogers, of the
sum and substance of whoso remarks your
correspondent says nothing. Colonel J. H.
Hudson followed, by earnest solicitation, and
made a forcible address, and, it is believed,
spoke his honest sentiments, in his usual and
eloquent style of fluent speech and beautiful
diction. His remarks seemed to have a telling
effect, if there is any meaning in the cry of |
"go on." Hie viewB of the Union League were
not poeticaL Love for an object inspires within
us sentiment, and if the speiker had any love
for this society, it was implied, 4c. The Com?
mittee on Nominations now made their report:
Major Z. A. Drake, tor the Senate. Colonel B.
F. Pegurs and Harris Covington, Esq., for the
Houxe. The two former gentlemen are practi?
cal planters-gentlemen of character, intelli?
gence, experience, and estimable citizens. The I 1
l&tter a lawyer, just entered the practice of | ]
law, with an increasing practice, and destined
to make hiB mark in the world, who begins bis
public life under the most favorable auspices.
Th9 candidates are registered voters. ' The
longest pole reaches the persimmons," and
"the race is to tho swift." The meeting was
also addressed by S. J. Townsend, Esq., after
which the assembly peaceably dispersed.
OCONEE AND PICKENS.
Our correspondent at Walhalla says that
Messrs. Lay and Stokes Stribling having with?
drawn, the nominations now stand as follows :
For Senate for Oconee County.-D. tiemann,
Dr. L. B. Johnson, A. Bryce, Jr.
For Legislature-W. C. Keith, Dr. 0. M.
Doyle, A. Bryce, Sr.
For Legislature for PickenB County-Stephen
D. Keith, Dr. A. M. Folger.
A meeting of the citizens of Connor's neigh?
borhood was held at Friendship Church and
formed a Democratic Club, known as the
Friendship Democratic Club, and to have os
its purpose the election of Democrats to office,
and opposition, by legal and peaceable nu
to the odious and despotic rule of the Rai
The following are the officers : W. A.
President; John Maxwell, Stephen Baldwin
W. Hamilton, Vice Presidents.
Our correspondent says : I am infor
that the Union Leagne in Pickens County
last week for the purpose of nominating ca
dates for the approaching election, but ei
in a general fight. A big buck negro offi
another one dollar to bit him. After a 1
hesitation negro No. 2 struck negro No. 1,
felled him to the ground, and demanded
dollar. No. 1 searched his pockets but fo
them minus greenbacks. He tried to bot
from his friends, but not succeeding, a gen
row followed. A little Coffee came very i
losing both eyes. They were to meet at.
yesterday, the 4th, to finish nominations,
would do better to finish the fight.
I would have written to you sooner and
ly, but our mails are very irregular, a3 the ]
road bridge across Rocky River, one mile t?c
Anderson, waa burnt some time ago, and
not be rebuiltfor a month.
Our district, or county as it may be, but b
not, as I wish the constitution defeated,
three clubs, one at Centre, of which I have
proceedings, one at Friendship, and tho ot
at this place, and I hear eeveral more will
The Democratic meeting at Newberry
Monday was well attended, and was addresi
by Judge Pope.and^General Garlington. 1
following nominations were made and adopt
Capt. E. S. Keitt for the Senate. Dr. John
Gary, W. A. Cline, and ?. J. Pope for 1
All of which Dominations were unanimou
adopted by the club.
On motion of J. F. J. Caldwell, Esq., t
chairman appointed the following gentlem
the Central Executive Committee, viz: J.
J. Caldwell, Esq., Col. S. Fair, Col. J. M. Bast
S. B. Chapman, Esq., and Major L. J. Jones,
On motion, it was resolved thst,we pied
ourselves to protect every colored man w
will join this Democratic Club and vote with t
On motion of Judge Pope, the Central I
ecutive Committee were empowered to non
nate candidates to fill the place, if any of tho
selected should fail to run.
The Columbia Phoenix reports a Republic!
meeting, held on Wednesday night. It says:
After considerable drumming, a crowd wt
drawn together last night, and about half-pa
9 o'clock," Mr. F. A. Sawyer, government offic?
in Charleston, was presented to thc asserab
by Mr. Robertson, and for fully half an hoi
ired bot shot into the Democratic party, ?
reminded bis audience that for many yea:
th? Democrats held the reina in Soul
Carolina, and a poor man stood no chan<
whatever. But things had chanced. He wi
followed by E. H. Cain, a colored man, wh<
Lo judge from the tenor of his remarks, is
josmopolite, in tae strictest sense of the tern
us well as a wil-o-tbe-wisp-for he represente
himself as being here, there and everywheri
His advice was to vote early and late agrim
the Democrats; for ho informed hi?? hearers tbi
if the itamocrats, as he termed them, sboul
succeed in getting into power, the colore
coan would be put in the coudition he occu
pied before the war. The v?ais of hie wrat
?vere finally eniriied, and tho colored speakt
A Democratic mass meeting nae to le bel
A Democratic meeting was held at the court
lOUBe on Monday, and the report of the dele
:ates to the Columbia Convention was adopt
:d. A Democratic club was then formed, ant
he following resolution adopted :
ReBolced, That we cordially invite the color
id citizens of the district to form Democrat!)
nubs, and pledse concert of action with ani
inch clubs, which nny be formed, to carry oui
;he great political principles wc ore contending
br, and which we sincerely and candidly be<
ieve as much for tb eir present good and'ulti'
nate preservation as for our well-being.
An adjourned Conservative meeting was hele
it Winnsboro' on Monday, when the report ol
he delegates to the Columbia Convention, and
he action of that body, were approved. A
:on6titution for the club was then formed and
tdopted. The club is now called Democratic
conservative. The following are the officers:
President-W. R. Robertson; Vice-Presidents
-Vf. J. Alston, H. C. Davis, J. A. McCrary and
Dr. T. I. Robertson; Corresponding Secretary
-Jam"B H. Rion; Committee ol' Conference
T. W. Woodward, E. P. Molly, E. G. Lamar,
j. N. Beynolds, Dr. E. A. Gibson, Edward
The following nominations were made:
For State Senator-Abraham F. Lumpkin.
Members of House of Representatives.
Dr. E. A. Gibson, Joseph E. Davis and A. S.?
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the chair appoint suitable
persons, without regard to color, to address the
people of this district, at such times and places
is may be convenient and practicable, on the
mportant questions of the day, and for the
purpose of enlightening them as to the proper
xsurse for them to pursue.
The district is to be thoroughly canvassed,
ind appointments have been made so that
jvery section may be addressed. Among the
speakers are Baylis E. Elkins, Squire Hall,
James H. Rion, J. B. McCants, Major T. W.
Woodward, George N. Reynolds, Wilku Goode,
inner Turnipseed, B. B. Cook, Dr. J. W.
jlenn, Col. Province, W. J. Alston, Rev.
Tames Boyce and A. E. Durham.
The last registration in Walhalla gave a total
rf sixty-eight whites and twelve blacks.
The Impeachment Trial.
PB0BA3LE DUBAT?0S OF THE TRIAL-THE SPEECH?
ES-OVTSIDE PBESS?EE ?BOM THE BADICAL
SPECULATORS AS TO THE EESULT.
It is Baid that the President's counsel are of
ihe opinion that the impeachment trial will be
anded by Saturday, the 18th instant. An effort
will be made to have the Senate rule relating
JO the subject of speeches in the court of im?
peachment, altered so as to permit three
speeches on each side. Thaddeus Stevens
md Gen. Logan both desire to make speeches
n the impeachment trial, but as Messrs. Bout
well and Bingham are already designated by
he managers to argue the case, and as the
mle of the Senate does not permit mora than
two speeches on each Bide, Messrs. Stevens and
Logan cannot deliver their proposed speeches
without a change ol the ru'es of the Senate.
Mr. Stevena has, it is reported, prepared a
written argument, but hie feeble health ad?
monishes him not to attempt its delivery, and
he cannot have it read by the clerk. The
Washington correspondent of the Baltimore
3un, writing on Monday last, says :
Judge Curtis, one of the counsel for the
President, will occupy all day Thursday in the
apeniner speech for the defence. He may be
ipt to occupy a portion of Friday also, as* his
lrgument will be very elaborate and exhaust?
ive. When he concludes, the testimony for toe
lefence will be put forward, General Thomas
leading off as principal witness. Mr. Stanton
(rill not be summoned ae a witness, though it
das been generally stated that ho will. No
regular arrangement of the witnesses has been
lecided upon. Those who ore at hand, as
General Sherman and Louis D. Campbell, will
rery likely be examined on Friday. The rest
sf the witneeBee, to tbe number of about a
?ozen, will be disposed of by Wednesday week,
unless the prosecution protract the time by fre?
quent objection and lengthy cross-examina?
tion. One of the managers will then sum up
in the first instance, to be folk wed by Mess?.
Evarte and Stanbery, and the fina'l closing
argument will be delivered by another of the
managers possibly on Monday week.
It is very generally concede d that the evi?
dence in thc impeachment tril l is too weak to
hold water. First we have a mass of testimony
endeavoring to prove a conspiracy between the
President and General Thomaii-testimony to
Bhow that certain expressions were made nae
of by the latter on hie own reuponsibility, for
which the President should be held accounta?
ble; and this was gravely admitted by the court
as matter worthy ot consideration and as up?
holding the case of the prosecution. Two high
judicial authorities did not he* itate to say last
evening that the Chief Justice was entirely
wrong in admitting the evidence which was
?>ut on the record in the firat p. trt of last week,
t would be just as reasonable to hold the
President responsible for the threats any of
the thousand and one postmasters appointed
by him might have made use of against those
they were directed to supersede, and thus
prove conspiracy on the part of the Executive,
and make use of their uncon6 dered language
as evidence against him. The documentary
testimony will be met by otter documentary
testimony, which the defence feel confident will
pull to pieces the fabric of the prosecution.
So far there is DO case again st the President,
and a great many senators fee! that such is the
fact; but the pressure on the entire Republican
element of the Senate will become intense as
the trial draws to a close, and, regardless of
oath or evidence, it is fearec. tne great dis?
frace will be perpetrated of removing the head
of the nation to accomplish a party purpose.
This week and the week after letters will pour
in upon those senators who are considered dis?
posed to waver, and men will come to Wash?
ington from all parts of the country to urge
their senators to vote for conviction. Coaxing
and buUying will be tried br turns, and no
stone left unturned to try and insure a verdict
of guilty. It is needless* to say there are cer?
tain Republicans in the Senate to-day whom
it will require extraordinary efforts to over?
come and induce to vote against their convic?
tions, and should such men yield, a day ol re?
flection will come and a fohn ? of remorse fol?
low that will embitter their "lives to the last
moment they exibt.
The United States Supreme Court.
TJIPOETANT DECISIONS- THE 4CTI0N TN THE
2ICABDLE CASE-ADJGtJBNaiENT OF THE COUBT.
Tue United States Supreme Court adjourned
on Monday last until December next. A num?
ber ol' opinions were announced in important
The case, which has long oeen pendinir, of
Mrs. General Games against the City ot New
Orleans and many citizens thereof, fer certain
property in tbat city left to ber by her father,
was decided by the Supreme; Court to-day in
The celebrated cotton cns-}, involving the
rigbt to 93-5 bales ol'cotton libelled as prize of
war and Drought before the Supreme Court on
appeal, was decided. The caee is that of With
einbery & Doyle, G. A. Le Mere and Greif and
Zunts vs. the United States. The Supreme
Court dismissed all claims, upon the ground
that they interfered with ibo non-intercourse
act of July 13, 1SG3.
Towards the conclusion of the proceedings'
General W. G. M. Davis read a petition from
Hamilton Martin and Wm. E. Gill, statin? that
they are held in prison in the State of Florida,
confined in damp and unhcalt'iy quarters, and
that thereby their health haf been impiired.
Ihev pray "that theil- condition may be palliated
by this court; that there may be a revision of
the proceedings of the courr. below; that for
want of pecuniary means the y have not until
DOW been able to procure counsel in their case,
etc.; tbat in view of these and other facts, they
pray a writ of ?tabeas corpus and certiorari
may be granted, and that tho court will direct
the competent jurisdiction to bring the peti?
tioners at a day certain, dming the present
term, before the court, in ord?r that the cause
of their imprisonment may be shown. General
Davis said he was under some: embarrassment,
having been inf01 med that th e court had an?
nounced its determination lo adjourn to-day
until tbe next term. That 'vould be a long
time to wait for a decision.
The court said it could not do otherwise, the
business of the present term having been
transacted and the time of adjournment fixed.
General Davis replied that oe Iud not found
anywhere in instances where a writ of hibeas
:orpus had been granted that there was a wait?
ing of five or six mon'hB from tbe time the
writ was granted for its reta TI.
Associate Justice Nelson r .'minded the gen?
tleman that this court did ne t sit during the
whole year. He could make he application at
this time. The court said it would make the
rm ts returnable the first da] ot the next term,
which was done accordingly.
The petitioners in this casei were indicted in
I federal court for the murder of a freedman,
md they bold that the State court alone can
take jurisdiction of the subject.
THE M'CABDLE CA8E. ,
The followLg explanation of the action of
?he United States Supreme Court in the
McCardle case is given: Thu case waa argued
?ju the day originally fixed for it. The confer?
ence day is Saturday in each week. The other
working days have been fully occupied in hear?
ing the argument of cases i a regular order on
the docket. On the ?rst conference dav after
the argument the case wast not reached, al?
though the conference occur ied all day. The
Dcxt conference day Congress had already
passed the act to repeal tbe jurisdiction in such
:ases, and the act was before the President.
Gentlemen, practitioners at the bar. without re?
spect to politics, say the court coull not have
anticipated the legislation, and if it had, could
not properlv have run ara<:e with Congrese;
that it would have been ridiculous affectation
tot to take notice of it, and would hardly have
been consistent with the dignity of the court
and tbe respect due to the other branches of
the government to proceed with the matter
until the President had either approved or
vetoed the bill. On the reception of his veto
it was passed by the require o majority in both
bouses. When Mr. Black, ft r McCardle, moved
to be heard upon the question of the effect of
the law, the court, although it had several
weeks before fixed Tuesday, the 81st of March,
for tbe closing of the docket, agreed to hear
irgument in the case on Wednesday, tbe 1st of
April. Of that, however, the counsel did not
bake notice, not having appeared in court until
ifter the subject had been postponed.
IMPBESSIOHS OF CHABTJESTOIT MAGNOLIA
CEMETEBT.-The editor cf the Baltimore
Gazette, writing to his paper from Charleston
under date of April 4, says :
Persons living only in the hotels here know
attie or nothing of the real condition of things,
sojourners in such luxurious caravansaries
bave lor the time being molo or lesa money,
ind they take matters very comfortably,
troubling* themselves little about the necessi?
ties or sorrows of those dwelling round about
them. They see that the public tables are
bountifully spread and the public conveyances
u-e all that can be desired, ind they Btraight
ivav conclude that prosperity is the rule and
onvation the exception in the community.
Those who care to know the truth know how
widespread is the destitution throughout this
;ity. and how desperate is the Btruggle which
hundreds who were born to affluence are
makiner with adveree fortrne. Historical jus?
tice will one day be done a people who have
made sacrifices so heroic ard who bear suffer?
ing so nobly, but reparation or rebef compara?
tively few of them are ever destined to receive.
In" the environs of Cl larleston the same
dilapidation exists aa in ti ie city itseh'. The
plank roads, the fences md the houses all
show signs of the disastrous e .ect of the war.
One of tbe main roads running from the city,
and which is in about the i;ame wretched con?
dition ae the rest, leads to Magnolia Cemetery.
The visitor to that city c f the dead will find,
however, when he enters it s gates, that he has
left behind bim the painful evidences of decay?
ed prosperity, of which me ation has been made.
There the monuments of tac olden time stand,
weather-beaten and stall ed, but as firm as
when originally erected, and close beside them
the fresh white marble she wa that in that sad?
dest of spots around this sad city men con?
tinue to repair and to build. There is that to
be seen there too which suggests thoughts not
less melancholy than those excited by the
Bpectade of "a people in its woe." Turning
down one of the avenues the stranger will
come upon a stately tomb. The helmet and
the broadsword carved in stone tell that some
honored soldier hes bene ith. The jessamine
twines lovingly over aud around it, and from
tbe old tree which has been growing bee:
these scores of years the long gray
hangs dows in great funereal masses,
inscription upon the stone tells us that 1
repose the mouldering remains of Colonel V
ington, a "rebel" of revolutionary fame,
about the place there is a solemn calm
tender beauty, for nature has in that
nook been undisturbed for more than h
century. Passing cn a few hundred yardi
reach a patch of ground which has been 1
added to the cemetery. Neither tree nor fl
is to be seen there, and it seems as thou;
were free from weeds even, so bare and c
late does it look lying there beneath the j
lng sun. Eut yet" it is not unoccupied,
by side and as close together as they could
be placed, and in rows which almost ti
each other, he tho dead who fell in the i
federate cause. A small but neat slab al
head of each man's grave tells us his name
his regiment. No more; only this brief rec
It is enough. What matters it where or
they died ? What matter is it that they 1
that cheerless ground, while the noble sol
who fought to gain the civil freedom w
they battled to preserve, reposes beneath
sculptured marble, while the cypress and
myrtle enwreath his tomb ? The world i
justice to their heroism-time will avouch
righteousness of their cause-and the gen
tion which is to come will hold their xnemc
in love and honor.
_gptr??i Irtfref, 7
jay N O TIC E.-THE STEAMER C
POINT will touch at St. Augustine, lea
Charleston on her regular time, 9 o'clock This
ning. J. D. AIKEN & CO.,
49-MESSBS. EDITOR S-PLEASE .
BOUNCE JOHN T. MILLIGAN, Esq., bs a candi
for the Mayoralty at the ensuing election, and oh
April 6_mwf3 MANY FRIEND
?-CITY RESIDENTS CAN PAY TA3
THIS DAY, 9th mst, and 10th and 11th instant,
property ia St. John's Berkeley Parifh, by cal
during business hours at COURTHOUSE, lo
floor. A. C. RICHMOND,
Tax Coll ctor St John's Berkeley Paris]
^ ?-KOTICE.-THE BUSINESS OF T
late SAMUEL G. COUBTENAY will be contin
for the present at No. 9 Broad-street, where pera
indebted to his Estate will make payment, i
where claims, properly attested, may be presen
GEORGIANNA A. COURTENAY,
April 9 QualifieldExecutiij
US' PUBLIC SCHOOLS.-THE REGUL.
Quarterly Examination of Candidates for the of
of Teachers in the Public SchooLs will bo held at
Norma! School, on Saturday, 11th imitant, comme
ing at 9 o'clock, A. M.
Persons who desire to submit themselves for
aminatioc, are requested to be present punctuallj
the hour above named.
By order of the Boa^d.
E. MONTAGUE GBIMKE,
April 0 mwfs4 Secretary C. F. S
HST NOTICE .-AS THE MILLS HO?2
has been closed until further notice, reports are
circulation that the Charleston Hotel has ?cercas
its prices of Board. This is to notify thc public tl
such is not the case. The rates remuin as here
Per Diem Board.SI per day.
Regular Board.As per contract.
J. P. HORBACH, Proprietor,
KB- OFFICE CHARLESTON GAS-LIGE
COMPANY, APRIL, 7,1868.-Tho Board of Eirectc
having declared a Dividend of FIFTY CENTS PI
SHARE on the Capital Stock of Oils Company, ?
same will be paid to stockholders on and aft
Monday, 13th inst Books for transfer are dosi
from thia date until the 13th inst
W. J. HERIOT,
April 8 Secretary and Treasurer.
93- NOTICE.-ON A FINAL ADJUST/MEN
of the affairs of the late co-partnership of CRAB
TOOMEY A CO., it was agreed that all the outstam
lng debts due the Concern should lie paid to tl
subscriber, who is alone authorized to receipt for tl
All persons indebted to Bald Concern, by note c
otherwise, will make payment to
36 East Bay,
April 8 Corner Adger's South Wharf.
??-REMOVAL NOTICE.-MW. MAI
THIESSEN has removed his Clothing House fror
No. 219 King-street to No. 291, at the Corner c
Wentworth street where he is opening an olegas
supply of Spring Clothing and Furnishing Goods lo
Men and Boys,_12_March 23
JB3- OFFICE OF THE CITY ASSESSOE
CITY HALL, APRIL 2, 1868,-This Office will con
tinue open for the receipt cf returns for CAPITA
TION TAXES, until JFexmwday, the 15th of April in
elusive, from 9 A. M until 2 P. M.
By order of the Mayor. W. N. HUGHES,
April 2 13 City Assessor.
ay YARMOUTH BLOATERS, BCALF.T
HERRING, CODFISH, SWEET CEDER, (on draught)
Davis' Diamond and Clark's HAMS, Primo GOSHEN
BUTTER, Allsops, Muir & Saos, Jeffrey's Bass PALI
ALE, London PORTER. Eaton's BUTTER CBACK
ESS, GINGER SNAPS, MILK and CREAM BIS
CUTTS. A fresh supply of above received this week
WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
March 31 No. 275 King-street
49* TEAS, TEAS, COFFEES, COFFEE8.
At WM. S. CORWIN & CO., No. 275 King-street, wil
be found a lull supply of TEAS and COFFEES that arc
good and pure. We parch and grind JAVA COFFEE
and warrant it pure and unadulterated. A trial ol
our TEAS and COFFEES will convince the con?u m er
that our goods are as represented.
WM. S. CORWIN A CO.,
March 31_No. 276 King-street
?S- LADIES BEING CONFINED SHOULD
never be without COMSTOCK'S RATIONAL FOOD.
It prevents constipation, gives strength and great
nourishment to both mother and child, being digest
ed and assimilated witta the least possible labor of
the stomach, and is a substitute lor healthy breast
milk it' needed for the child. Physicians give very
little or no medicine where this iood is used. Aak
your physician about lt
GEORGE WELLS COMSTOCK,
No. 57 Cortlandt-street, New York.
For sale by BOWIE A MOISE,
April 8 wfml2 Agents, Charleson, S. C.
ear THE WIFE OF A CELEBRATED
SOU J HERN GENERAL writes as follows: "I have
used the preparation for the nair called PALMETTO
HAIR RENEWER for the past >ear, and consider it
ail that is claimed for it, and even more, for it has
given mc a luxurious growth of bair, and has changed
my hair ,'which was very gray) to the color and
beauty cf youth. I would recommend all my friends
to try it. For sale bv
DO WIE A MOISE, Wholesale Agents,
SS- JUE GREAT PRESERVER OF
HEALTH. - TARRANl'S EFFERVESCENT SELT?
ZER APERIENT can always be relied upon as a
pleasant, mild, speedy and positive cure in ali catea
of Costiveness, Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Sick Head?
ache, Indigestion, Soor Stomach, Liver Corop aint.
Biliousness, Flatulency, Fullness of Blood, and all
Inflamatory Complaints whers a gentle cooling ca?
thartic is required; so says the Chemist, so says the
Physician, so says the great American Public of the
Heed ye them, and be not without a bottle in the
house. Before life is imperilled, deal judiciously
with the symptoms; remember that the slight internal
disorders of to-day may become an obstinate in eura,
ble disease to-morrow.
Manufactured only by the 6ole proprietore, TAB
RANT A CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 278 Green,
wich and No. 180 Warren streets New York.
Sold by all Druggists. 3mo February 23
THE YACHT ELEANOR
IS NOW PEEP ABED TO CONVEY PA8
"SENGERS to all points of interest around
? tie harbor. To leave Government Dock, at
-10 o'clock, A. M., and 3 P. 31, visiting Port
Sumter and Morris Island.
Arrangements for passage, or charter, made at the
establishment, MEETING-STREET, one door south
of Mills House.
EMPIRE STEAMSHIP LIKE.
.__ THE STEAMSHIP ALLIANCE,
JAMES B. KELLY Master, wLl sall
"as above, from Central Wharf, on
_ _ Saturday next, the 11th instant
For engagements apply to
H. F. BAKER A CO.,
April 7 No. 20 Cumberland-street
NEtf YORK AND CHARLESTON
FOR NEW TORE.
?tm<r\ THE SPLENDID SIDE WHEEL
? STEAMSHIP CHARLESTON,
'BE IIB Y , Commander, will leave
? Adger's South Wharf on Saturday,
the ll th instant, at - o'clock.
Through Bills ot Lading given to Boston, Phila?
delphia and, Providence.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
JAMES ADGEK 4 CO.. (Up Stairs),
Corner Adger's Wharf and East Bay.
FOR NEW YORK.
PEOPLE'S MALL STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
"~ THE STEAMSHIP MONERA,
Captain JOHN VALPET, wiB leave
"Brown's Wharf on Friday, Aprfl 10,
i at 9 o'clock A. M.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
JOHN A THEO. GETTY, Agents,
April 7_North Atlantic Wharf.
FOR NEW YORK.
REGULAR LISE STEAMERS.
THE STEAMSHIP SARAGOSSA,
' Captain M. B. Cao WELL, win leave
'Vanderhorst's Wharf, on Saturday,
r April li, 1868, at 10o'clock A. M.
For Freight and Passage, apply to
March 30_RAVEN EL A CO., Agents. ?
?PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMFY***'
TEBOUGE LINE TO
CALIFORNIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
FREIGHT AND PASSAGE AT GREATLY RE?
r-jfcrL* STEAMERS OF THE ABOVE
Rf F?? line leave Pier No. 42, North River,
ftf3 foot of Canal-street, New York, at
12 o'clock noon, of Che 1st, 11th
and 21et of every mouth (except when these dates
fall on Sunday, then de Saturday preceding).
Departure of 1st and 21st connect at Panama with
steamers for South Pacific and Central American
ports. Those of let touch at Manzanillo.
Departure of nth ot each month connecta with
the new steam line from Panama to Australia and
No California steamers touch at Havana, but go
direct from New York to Aspinwall.
One hundred pounds baggage free to each adult
Medicine and attendance free.
For Passage Tickets or further information apply
at the COMPANY'S TICKET OFFICE, on the wharf;
foot of Canal-street North River. New York.
March ll_Irr_F. B. BABY, Agent
STEAM TO LIVERPOOL.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
-fr-? THE INMAN LINE, SAILING
WXJZ. SEMI-WEEKLY, carrying the U.
S. Mails, consisting of the following
CITY OF PARIS,
CITY OF BALTIMORE,
CITY OF WASHINGTON,
CITY OF BOSTON,
Sailing every Saturday and every alternate Monday,
at 1 P.M., from Pier No. 46 North River, New York.
BATTS OF PASSAGE, -
BX IEE kan STEAJOEB SAILING EVEBY BATUBDAX.
Payable in Gold. I Payable in Currency.
1st Cabin.$100 | Steerage.$30
let Cabin to London.. 106 Steerage to London... SS
Lst Cabin to Paris... .116 | Steerage to Parla.46
"Passage by the Monday Bteuners-First Cabin 180,
gold; Steerage (30; payable in U. S. currency.
Bates of ntssago from New York to Halifax; Cabin.
$20, Steerage, $10;payable ingold.
Passengers also forwarded to Havre, Hamburg,
Bremen, Ac, ot moderate rates.
Steerage passaee from Liverpool and Queenstown,
S 40 currency. Tickets can he bought here by per?
sons sending for their friends.
Fer further information apply at the Company's
offices. JOHN G, DALE, Agent
No. 16 Broadway, New York.
EXCURSION TO FORT SUMTER. MOR?
RIS ISLAND AND BATTERY WAGNER.
_ -.IP^W THE STEAMER .'AGNES" WILL
?^J5"?g?*??leave Southern Wharf at 2.30 P. M,
precisely, giving parties ample opportunity of wit -
neaaing all points of interest in the harbor. Fare, $2.
Apply on board. T. J. TOOMEY.
FOR WRIGHT'S BLUFF,
BUCKINGHAM'S POINT, AND ALL IN TEEMED I
ATE LANDINGS ON THE SANTEE RIVER.
THE LIGHT DRAFT STEAM FR
_"MARION" ia now receiving Freight
for the above points, and will leave with dispatch.
All Freight to be prepaid on the wharf.
No Freight received after sunset.
Fer Freight engagements, apply to
THROUGH TICKETS TO FLORIDA.
BY CHARLESTON AND 8AVANNAH STEAM
PACKE! LINE, VIA BEAUFORT, HILTON
HEAD AND BLUFFT ON.
m - ?JT*??fc? THE STEAMER "PILOT BOY,"
??SSSSm Captain W. T. MCNELTY, will k-ave
Charleston every Monday Night, at 12 o'clock, and
Savannah every Thurtday Morning, at 7 o'clock.
All Way Freight also blueten Wharfage, must be
For Freight or Paasaee, apply to
JOHN FERGUSON, Accommodation Wharf.
FOR PALATE A, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA,' JACKSONVILLE,
AND ALL LANDINGS ON THE ST. JOHN'S
STEAMERS DICTATOR AND
_?CITY POINT, will leave Charleston
ever7 Tuesday and Friday Evenings, at 9 o'clock,
for above ".laces, and Savauriah every Wednesday tn?
Saturday, at 3 o'clock P. M.
Steamer DICTATOR, Capt L. M Coxxxxza, aafis
Tuesday Evening. aS
Steamer CITY POINT, Capt. S. Au EINS, sails Av
Returning, the DICTATOR will leave Savannah,
every Saturday Mamine, at 7 o'clock.
For Freight or Passage apdy on board or at office
of J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents,
January 9 South Atlantic Wharf,
lt STEAMER "EMILIE," CAPTAIN
_?LUAO DAVIS, can be engaged to TOW
Jg to and from sea on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays. **
For engagements apply to Captai i DAVIS, on
board, at Commercial Wharf, or to
bHACK ELFORD A KELLY,
February 29 eta th Boyce's Wharf,
?-UNBTV AILED.-NOTHING THAT HAS
ever been known or heard of as a tonio adds so
much to the resistant power of the human system,
under circumstances unf-ive-rable to health, as HOS
TETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS. If. yon would es?
cape the intermittent fevers, fits of indi gestion, bil?
ious attacks and bowel complaints, of which cold
and damp ar>. the frequent canses, use the BITTERS
as a PROTECTIVE MEDICINE. This ID the wisest
course; but if already an invalid, try the pr?para?
tion as a RESTORATIVE In either case foH re?
banee may be placed upon its efficacy.
There is no mystery about the causes of ita suc?
cess. It is the only stomachic and alterative la
which are combined the grand requisites of a mild,
pure and un vi tia ted vegetable stimulant with the
finest selection ol' tonic, an ti-bilious, anti-ecortmtic,
aperient and depurative herbs, plants, roofs and
barks that have ever been intermixed in a medicinal
The Bitters have this distinctive quality, which is
not shared, lt is believed, by any tonic, tincture er
extract in the world. It does not excite the poise,
though it inf Uta a wonderful degree of vigor into
the nervous system, and strengthens and sustains
the whole phys'cal organization.
California and Australia have emphatically endors?
ed it as the MINERS'S MEDICINE par excellence,
and in Spanish Au'erica and all the tropical enmates,
it is considered the only reliable antidote tc epidemic
The already immense and ?till in creasing con?
sumption of HOSTETTEB'S STOMACH BITTERS,
backed by many of the most influential physicians ?
throughout the country, should, convince the mott.
skeptical that it ls worthy the confidence and appro-.
hatton of all. 6 April 9