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Sunday Horning, March 1, 1868.
Th? trial on impeachment of Presi?
dent Johnson. th? New; York Tirr^o
thinks, is certain to take place. The
result is not certain, though it is
likely to be his conviction and re?
moval from office; and, in that case,
Senator Wade, of Ohio, will fill the
Presidential offioe until March 4,
1869-one-fourth of a full Presiden?
tial term. The Washington corres?
pondent of the Boston Post reports
that the President told him, on
Tuesday, in an interview, that he
?was not disturbed by the impeach?
ment; but, on tho contrary, earnest?
ly desired that the trial should be
proceeded with promptly and to a
conclusion. He desired, during his
official term, to meet the charges
that had been made against him, and
to have them passed upon in the
manner pointed out by the Constitu?
tion-declaring that ho would be
'greatly distressed if the stain at?
tempted to be cast upon him should
be allowed to rest without a decision
from the high court of impeachment.
The only civil war to which it has
given rise thus far, is carried on by
telegraph. It is vigorous and ani?
mated, but not dangerous or costly.
One sido tells Congress to "stick,"
and the other exhorts tho President
to "stand firm." Chicago assures
Congress that the people approve its
.notion, and New York telegraphs to
Mr. Johnson that "every decent man
is with him," which swells the rauks
of his friends enormously. These
campaigns are abott and sharp
enough, but aro not likely to be very
deoisive. Mr. C. S. Spencer has dis?
covered also that tho President was
guilty of "misprision of bribery" in
offering to Gen. Grant "to assume
in his stead the penalties, aud to en?
dure the imprisonment prescribed
by tho laws. " This is so ingenious!
an hypothesis, that it would certain?
ly deserve in some way to be patent?
ed, so that Mr. Speucer might have
the sole benefit of using it. At all
?vents, Congress did not seem to
have discovered it at the time that it
called for impeachment. Tho great
wonder is, however, that even Gen.
Grant was able to resist so tempting
a "bribe" as the one alleged to hnvo
The New Orleans Picayune is re?
joicing over the failure of all the
attempts made by the Southern peo?
ple to establish colonies iu Honduras
or other foreign countries. News has
been received of tho entire failure of
an attompt of this kind made at
Tuxpan, where a largo number of
Southerners tried to establish them?
selves after tho overthrow of the
Confederacy; they aro iu great dis?
tress and would bo very glad to re?
turn. Tho Picayune says the South?
ern peoplo will very soon leam that
their own country, after all, is the
best iu tho world, aud if they will
stay in it and devote themselves to
its interests, they can remedy what?
ever evils at present nfllict it. This
is sensible advico, and wo have no
doubt will bo generali}' followed by
the Southern people.
Tho Mercury says the following
persons have applied to the Conven?
tion to bo relieved from political dis?
F. C. Miller, H. H. Kinnrd, A.
McSee, A. McJUaniels, S. P. Kinnrd,
T. W. Morris, H. P. Hammett, T. E.
Dudley, C. W. Dudley and H. Beat?
In tho Supreme Court at New
York, on Wednesday, a citizen of
Now York sued a firm in Texas for
the recovery of certain goods deliver?
ed during tho war. Tho plaintiff
was non-suited, on the ground that
his contract was treasonable and un?
Quo WAKBANTO-ITS NATURE AND
EFFECTS.-An information ; in the
nature of a quo warranta having been
flied by Gea. Thomas, Secretary of
War aa interim, against Mr. Stanton,
who holds possession of the property,
books and papers of that office, and
claims tho nVn*. f-O S-Croise th? duti??
incident thereto, the latter will be
required to show to the satisfaction
of the court issuing tho writ that he
hns the legal right to the perquisites,
franchises and property of the War
Office. The ancient writ of quo icar
ranto, whence the information of the
present day derives its origin, was in
the nature of a writ of right for the
King against persons who claimed or
usurped any office, frauohise or pri?
vilege belonging to tho Crown. The
judgment on this writ was that the
franchise capitur in manum domini
In this country, it has been held
by the highest judicial tribune known
to the laws that au information for a
quo warranta to try the title to an
office cannot be maintained but at
the instance of (the Government.
This decision was made by Chief
Justice Marshall, in the case of Wal?
lace vs. Anderson, which wont up to
the Supreme Court from tho United
States Circuit Court for Ohio, and
has been regarded as settling the
practice in tho United States.
Thus, while Gen. Thomas is tho
ostensible party in the proceeding
commenced against Mr. Stanton, the
real party is the Government of tho
United States, represented by its
official head nud Chief Executive.
The quo warranta being in the nature
of a wait of right, tho defendant can?
not plead any plea, except to justify
or disclaim. Mr. Stantou cannot
avail himself of the latter plea, and
hence his defence will bo narrowed
down to tho single issue of his legal
right to hold tho office he now with?
holds from Gen. Thomas.
THE NEW RAILROAD AND THE NEW
VILLAGE.-It is well known that tho
Columbia and Hamburg Railroad is
entirely finished ns far as Lexington
Court House, indeed several miles
further; and that trains now run be?
tween that poiut and Columbia; and
knowing ones inform us that by the
first of June, the cars will be running
'to Hartley's, uear old Leesville, and
uear the dividing line between Edge
field and Lexington; and that then
and there will spring up rapidly a
flourishing village. At this point a
depot is to bo established, and wo
hear that lots thereabouts are already
being sold; and wo hear that the
officers and engineers on tho said
! road say that, with a little pecuniary
j aid, they can fiuish the road by, or in
i tho course of, September next. If
there aro any men iu Edgefiebd* Dis
I trict, who can extend this pecuniary
! aid, in part or in full, we earnestly
! hope they will hasten to do so.
i THE DAY WHICH SELDOM COMES.
I Saturday comes as often as any other
? day, but tho 29th of February don't.
; A mun boru to-day, or on any other
j 29th of February, can afford to havo
birth-day dinners just four times as
? good as he could if he wero born on
I any other day of the year, for tho
I very simple reason that he has only
I one-fourth as many birth-days to
j celebrate. A certain gentleman very
; well known in this city was born on
; the 29th of February, 1832, and he
j has a sou who was born on the 29th
! of February, 1864. To-day is his
j eighth birth-day and his sou's first,
i Unfortunately for his friends, he is a
j Catholic, and tho great day falls not
; only in Lent, but ou a special fast
j day. - Charleston Mercury, 29//*.
The now Constitution of Louisiana
I provides for the education of all
j children iu publia schools, without
j distinction of race or color; but it
I ndds, that "no separate schools shall
; be established for any separate race. "
In other words, neither whites nor
blacks Bhall be permitted to provide
separato schools for their children, no
matter how much both may desire it!
Where is tho necessity for such a
prohibition as this? And where is
i tho common seuso in making it? Why
j should tho two racos be thus forced
I together, even against tho will of
both?-Neio York Tribune.
Miss Frances E. Thurston, former?
ly of Whitney's Poiut, who last De?
cember elopeu from homo with a
married man named Newell, com?
mitted suicide by taking poison at
Binghamton, N. Y., on Saturday
last. The jury found that the occa?
sion of the suicido was tho abandon?
ment of the young lady.
How FASHIONS ABE INTRODUCED.
Any one who studied the milliner's
shops in Paris, during the past few
months, when the Parisians them?
selves were absent from the capital,
could not help observing how boldly
all the fashions of the p?M>* spring
were obtruded on the public gaze.
Foreigners and provincials, struck
with these excesses the Parisian mo?
diste perpetrated, while endeavoring
to hit upon some happy invention
that should take tho citadel of fashion
by storm, sud which the leaders of
ton, to whom they lind been sub?
mitted, bad refused to countenance,
secured them os though they were
the choice novelties of the season.
Hence, many n foreigu dame, and
many au English one, ambitious of
followiug closely in the steps of fa?
shion, will have reason to regret her
Paris purchases during tho present
autumn. Par parenthesis, ono may
hero remark that it is not the grandes
dames, or leaders of fashion, as they
aro styled, who really introduce tho
i hanges in tho mode when these are
particularly abrupt or strikiug. This
is left to the actresses at the more
fashionable theatres-whoso toilettes
in modern comedies out-stripped iu
a marked degree those of tho grand
personages they are supposed to rep?
resent-to certain classes of women
who are allowed large discounts on
their purchases, in consideration of
their being the means of introducing
particular novelties, with tho view of
rendering tho public familiar with
them, and drawing on the more luke?
warm ami timid of their sex to fol?
low thtir example they set. Indeed,
it is matter of notoriety that many of
the lnrgo Parisian houses not only
provide ladies of graceful figure and
elegaut hearing, with toilettes with
which to exhibit themselves at tho
afternoon promenade, between tho
lakes in the Hois de Boulogne, dur?
ing the Paris sea?on, and thereby ad?
vertise the particular robe or mantle
which it is desired to introduce, but
pay a fixed daily sum for thus dis?
playing themselves. A single robe
or a single mantle of some precise
form and shade of color would, un?
less very striking, fail in attracting
any particular attention; several ex?
amples, therefore, have to be ex?
hibited nt the samo time, and tho
display goos on day after day, until a
hit ia made or failure becomes evi?
THE DANGERS OF BENZINE.-Our
lady readers should bo informed that
tho liquid called benzine, which they
uso so freely for removing grease
spots and stains from clothing, is a
very dangerous article. It is ono of
the substances distilled from petro?
leum, and is highly volatilo, inflam?
mable, and, when the vapor is mixed
with air, explosive. "We have fre?
quently been much alarmed, upon
visiting neighbors and friends iu tho
evening, to observe a vial of this
Unid standing in close proximity
with a lamp or gas flame, and the
odor pervading the room. A very
small quantity is capable of doing
irreparable mischief. The contents
of a fonr-ounce vial, if overturned
and vaporized, would render tho air
of a moderate sized room explosive,
or, if ignited, a whole family might
bo seriously burned or lose their
lives from it. It should never be
used in tho vicinity of flame; and it
is important to remember that
through tho medium of the escaping
vapor, when tho vial is uncorked,
flame will leap to it through a space
of several feet. Benzine is often sold
under various fanciful |names, and,
tlrerefore, any articlo procured from
druggists for removing oil or grease
from fabrics should be handled with
the utmost care.
\New York Observer.
OCONEE DISTRICT.-Tho Conven?
tion has passed au ordinance divid?
ing Dickens District into two Dis?
tricts. Tho dividing lino is to com?
mence "where tho White Water
enters this State at the North Caro?
lina liue, thonco down tho centro of
that river, by whatever namos known,
to Haveners Bridge, on Seneca
River, thence in tho centre of tho
road leading to Pendleton village, to
the Anderson line." East of this
line is to be known as Pickens Dis?
trict; West or this lino as Oconee.
Five prominent citizens of Pickens
District aro appointed commissioners
to fix the site of tho court house for
Pickens, and so of Oconeo. The
court house of Oconeo is directed to
bo at Walhalla, or at some point on
the Bluo Ridge Railroad, between
that place and Perry ville.
-* ? ?
General Grant's income from tho
Government is said to amount to
THU DEATH OP WM. RATHBONE.-It
is with deep regret that wo make the
announcement Of the death of Wm.
Rathbone, Esq., of Liverpool, Eng?
land, which took place at his country
residence, near that city, on the 1st
isstsnt. Mr. Raiubono lind been
connected commercially with Charles?
ton for more than half a century,
aud in this city his name was the
synonym of ali that is honest, up?
right aud unswervingly true.
100 Iudinus, armed each with two
six-shooters and a Spencer rifle, re?
cently made a descent on the little
town* of Gatesville, ou the North?
western frontier of Texas, killing ten
persons and takiug off several cap?
tives. Among the latter was a wo?
man, who was stripped of her
clothing, whipped and otherwise
WHAT'S IN A NAME?-Yesterday,
about noon, Napoleon Bounpnrte,
colored, was arrested for stealing
cotton from tho cotton press ou
Ausou street. Shades of tho depart?
ed. - Charleston Mercury.
A despatch from Pit Hole, Penu.,
says that an extensive couflngratiou
?iccurred there on Monday, caused
>y the explosion of a kerosene lump.
Thirty buildings are in ruins. The
loss will amount to $120,000.
A torrent of boiling water burst up
through the shaft of au artesian well,
which was being sunk at La Crosse,
Wisconsin, .scalding several men,
melting off the snow for some six
ucres and boiling things generally.
Wo shall soon have ocean cables
enough, in all probability. France
is about to have one; Spain is pre?
paring to submerge another; and the
latest news from Europe says that
Portugal is to have oue.
Tho North-western Hotel in Chi?
cago was destroyed by tire ou tho
moruing of the 24th. Twenty-two
horses aud a baru in rear of the hotel
were also burned.
A herd of buffalo went right
through the streets of Hays City,
Kansas, lust week. Citizens fired nt
them from doors and windows. Fresh
buffalo meat is now plentiful there.
Valparaiso reports "transandino
advices." California should profit
by this idea, aud call news from the
Eust "transrockino" despatches.
Tennessee is proud to say that she
has imported no corn this year, but
has raised more thau enough for her
Russia hus had a very severe win?
ter. The peasants have been living
ou bread made of straw and saw-dust
There isa radical running for office
in Iudiunu whose uamo is Will Cuin
Famine is destroying the people
of Tunis ut the rate of nearly 200 o
An observatory is to be erected on
tho summit of Mount Blanc, 17,001
feet above the level of tho seo.
AHOUSE containing Five Rooms, witl
a Rood Kitchen, Well, Ac. in thc
yard. For particulars apply at the Posl
Oflice. _March 1
C\ HF.AT BARGAINS
VT GREAT BARGAINS
i C. F. JACKSON'*
C. P. JACKSON';
FOR FIVE DAYS.
FOR FIVE DAYS.
United States Income Tax.
PERSONS delaying their return of in
comes until after tho 10th MARCH
incur tho liability under tho Unitod State:
Internal Rcvonuo Law of au addition o
50 per cent, to tho asscssmont.
C. H. BALDWIN,
Assessor 3d Division, onie? at Btoro.
W. K. GREENFIELD,
Assessor 1st Division, oflico next doo
below McKenzie's. March 1 2?
WnVHlKOTOM Si MANcnESTF.n R. R. Co.,
WILMINOTOX, N. C., February 29, 1803.
THIS is to notify all whom it may con
cern that, having boon appointed RE
CEIVER of tho Wilmington and Manches
tor Railroad, under decretal order of tin
Gonn of Equity, foi Nu?* Hanover County
Stato of North Carolina, and of tho Couri
of Chancery, for tho District of Marion
Stato of South Carolina, I have assumer
possession of tho Road, including its rea
and personal property, rights and frau
Agents, or persons acting as Agents, o
the Wilmington and Manchester Railroat
Company, are notified that all balaucct
which may accrue in thoir hands from th<
salo of Tickets or Transportation o
Freight, on and aftor tho 1st of MARCH
1808, must bo paid to tho undersigned.
Tho Road will continue as horoteforo t(
bo operated ^ ith regularity, and a epecia
regard to the interests of tho publio.
GEORGE G. HULL,
j March 1 G Rocoiver.
POSTPONEMENT.-No hall beiug ob?
tainable, tho regular meeting of tho
Columbia Bonni of Trade will be
BEMOVAII.-Mr. J. H. Wells an?
nounces that ho has removed to the
brick store on GervniB street, adjacent
to Joyner's Hotel; and will continue
his old business of cotton fnctor and
general commission agent. Maj. A.
D. Hitt can be found at the new loca?
tion, where ho will be pleased to sec
hi3 country friends.
PARTIAL RECOVERY.-Mr. Bythe
wood succeeded, yesterday morning,
in arresting four of the negroes who
robbed his auction room a few nights
ago, and recovered a good portion of
tho missing goods-they being se?
creted in a negro house on the out?
skirts of thc city.
DE^IOKEST'S YOUNO AMERICA.-This
popular little periodical hns been
greatly enlarged and improved with
the new year. It is a great favorite
with the children, always supplying'
them with a fund of amusement and
instruction, conveyed in au attrac?
tive way. Parents cannot do better
for their children than subscribe for
it. Publication ofllce, No. 4.73 Broad?
way, New York. Sl.uO yearly, with
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAV.
Trinity Church-Rev. P. J. Shand,
. eetor, 10'j a. m. and 3 p. m.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. W. E.
Hoggs, pastor, 10J.j a. m. and 7 p. m.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J.
O'Connell, 10 a. m. and 3 p. m.
Washington Street Chapel-Rev.
Wm. Martin, IO,1 .j a. m. and' 3?.j
Marion. Street Church-Rev. S. H.
Browne, IO,1., a. m.; Rev. N. Talley,
3?j p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Dov. A'.
R. Rude, 10?.j a. m.
Baptist Church-Rev. J. L. Rey?
nolds, lO'.o a. m.
FiR.sr LOVE-Ask auy yoong lady
what she thinks of * "first love," and
she will tell you that it is the quint?
essence ol' all that is ecstatic, com?
pared with which any so-called love
that may come after it must be as
sky blue skimmed milk to clotted
cream. Put tho same question to au
?uamored young gentleman of eight?
een, and he will vow that it is the
Cliquot champagne of the human
existeuce, to which all subsequent
. emotions, dignified with the name of
love, aro mere Jersey cider. But the
mature of both sexes, in nine cases
out of ten, can tell a different story.
Boy-and-girl love is but a faint
shadow of tho intenso passion which
often overcomes and enthralls the
middle-aged. Tho capacity for lov?
ing is not fully developed in tho
.young miss who has just cast aside
her dolls, nor in the youth whose
chin is but newly acquainted with
the razor. Tho enthusiasm of these
novices in the tender passion is gen?
erally evanescent. Of course there
are exceptional cases, but, as a gen?
eral rule, lovo does not take firm root
in the heart beforo the ago of twenty
five. Professions of undying devo?
tion from young men of nineteen
and twenty ure not to be trusted.
Tho question which a lady who re?
ceives an offer of marriage should
consider, is not merely whether sho
lins won tho affections of her admirer,
but also whether, if won, she can
keep them. To have and to hold are
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tho post
office open during the week from 8}.2
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
\% to 2K< p. m.
Tho Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 9 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
10,'.i a. m., closes at 1 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5'J
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call?
ed to tho following adv.i us-ments, pub?
lished this morning for the first timer
W. K. Greonlield-United Statu, Ac.
To Rent-Apply at tho Poet Office.
O. F. Jackson-Notice.
Elliott t'ouos-Government Salo.
Georgo .. Hull-President's Office.