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Or Monday, the oast was opened on the
put of the House managers by Mr. B.
V. Butler, who road a lengthy address,
arhieh occupied throe hours in its delivery,
**™*iD| tho constitutional provisions
which arc alleged to make it the duty of
*be House to impeach and the Senate to
try a President charged with high crimes
aad misdemeanors, reciting English and
American precedents in eases of impeach
t, and considering the matters of fact
and law which would be developed In sup
porting the statements of each of the im
peachment articles. Mr. Wilson, of the
impeachment managers, commenced the
ha trod action of testimony, consisting of
documents mostly with which the public
generally are familiar, but which Mr.
Btanbery, counsel for the President, de
sired to have read, which was done accor
dingly. The evidence, elicted little that
One iqpidcnt, however, that
occurred in the case has important signifi
cance. On a question of the admissibility
evidence, the Chief Justice promptly
„ decided the point without taking a vote of
the Court upon it. This threw the
•gers into great excitement. They made
^ MTaral speeches on fcfie point, combatting
T ' this decision of the Chief Justice,
motion to retire for consultation there
was new.
On a
* ▼ote; the Chief Justice deciding by
hia casting vote in favor of the motion.
to vote was not questioned. On
the return to the court room a decision
RUUining the Chief Justice
was announ
The open Appeal made by the manager,
of the Court to divot iteelf of ita judi
cial character, has created mistrust and
alarm far the character and the institutions
of onr country. Tho procedure of im
peachment was meant to be a great and
•°l**n trial ander the Constitution and
tho laws of the United States, the highest
Ugal functionary presiding. But Gen.
Butler, speaking for his associâtes,
says :
We claim and respectfully insist that this tri
bunal has none of the attribute« of a judicial
wart, as they «re commonly received and under
î*® 0 ®* * * * You are a law unto Toumelven,
bound only by the natural principle« of eouity
and justice. We claim that the question ot the
constitutionality of any law of Congress is,
this trial, a totally irrelevant one.
The proceedings on Wednesday exhibi
ted no special point of interdit, except
abortive attempt of Mr. Sumner to
from the discomfiture which the impeachers
suffered in the vote of the court in
•eeret session, sustaining by a vote of
thirty to nineteen the ruling of the Chief
Justice that he had a right to decide. In
the first instance, questions of law and
evidence. With this view Mr. Sumner
submitted an order that in giving the cas
ting vote on Monday upon the motion to
go into secret consultation upon the appeal
t*hen by Mr. Drake against the ruling
above-mentioned the Chief Justice had
done that for which there was no constitu
tional warrant. Tho order waa rejected
by a vote of yeaa 21, nays 27.
tho second failure of those extremists whose
programme is to make the Chief Justice a
mere ornamental figure in the court of
impeachment. The question as to the
admissibility of certain testimony of Mr.
Burleigh,(and which we had understood
the Chief Justice to declare admissible)
relative to a conversation between Mr.
Burleigh and General Lorenzo Thomas, in
which the latter is alleged to have declared
his intention to expel Mr. Stanton from
the War Office by fores, and which
objected to by the President'! counsel
M being irrelevant, and as being that for
whieh general Thomas only was responsi
ble, was argued and submitted to the Sen
ate, and that body decided to receive the
evidence by a vote of 31 to 11. George
W. Caraner of Delaware was then called
and examined. He testified to having had
a conversation with Gen. Thomas during
a levee at the White House, in which he
told the General that the people of Dela
ware expected him to stand firm, and
General Thomas replied that he was stan
ding firm, and would in two or three days
kick Mr. Stanton out. At the conclusion
of tho examination of this witness the
Court adjourned, and tho president pro
Um. resumed the Chair.
The National Intelligencer of Thursday,
thus allude« to the testimony of this wit
ness as follows :
This was
Mr. Canner waa the third and laat wit
introduced by General Butler. He
did not harrow up the soul or " frees« the
•/•ball* " of anybody by bis revelations,
«it be did succeed in convnlsing with
laughter Court, bar, spectators, reporters
—everybody, in short, but General Butler,
who sat moody and discontented, angry,
d on b r leia, that hia jurat witness wa
mefchtf sport for tbephilutines. ■ • Weep,
wrap, ye mountains of Gilboa," and you,
General Bntler, be «refill the next time
TOW attempt tragedy you d a not descend to
foree. Mr. Carsner was an honest coun
try gentleman, who labored under the de
lusion that he had *n intimate soquaint
aaee with General Thomas because they
both e«m« from Delaware, and that he,
«he fresher arrival of the two, spoke the
voice of that State.
■might an iaterview
era 1 Thomas that tl
at ones, informed Gen
th« eyes of all Delaware
pon him, and implored him to stand
Upon receiving an assurance to
that effect, our bucolic witness departed.
h .". wul ful1 o{ '»»tent, to narrate the glad
tidings to one Tanner, his friend and
pan ion, and subsequently to a Mr. Smith,
who he was sure was not surnamed John,
but he thought rejoiced in the less common
prefix of William . Upon the whole, __
regard Mr. Canner as the great success of
yesterday, and jt« are not surprised that
General Boiler should regard his testimo
ny as "important, if true."
The proceedings on Thursday consisted
principally ih the examination of witnesses
in whose-tee timon
were u
" firm.
in whose* testimony nothing of importance
was developed. Gen. Emory, command
er of the department of Washi
ington, was
examined as to his interview with Presi
dent Johnson. Hig testimony dispels ev
ery allegation based upon it by the im
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jonrnal, and the latest reliable intelligence
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The Ladies' Department, on our first
page, is not intended for the gentlemen to
read. Therefore, they had as well pass it
by ; for while it is perfectly intelligible to
the ladies, it is all Greek to the gentle
men, who have no other concern with such
matters than to foot the bills of their
wives and daughters ; which as good hus
bands and " dear papas," they are bound
to do, without murmuriug. If they should
have the temerity to read it, after the
warning we have given them, let the
not do it with a rueful countenance, and
with both hands convulsively clutching
their portmonnaiet ; for, be it understood,
open, smiling countcAncc, and
purse, are two indispensable articles to
the happiness of the household, in these
days, when " one had as well be out of
the world os out of the fashion."
The good people of Wilmington are just
now considerably exercised over the ques
tion of a distribution of the school fund.
The Catholics of that city, through their
priests, have issued an address asking the
suffrages of the people for the election .to
the Board of Education of men who will
be in favor of dividing the school fund
and ap|Ropriating a portion of it to the
Catholic Schools connected with the pa
rishes of St. Mary's and St. Peter's. This
address has called forth one in opposition,
from nine Clergymen of the different Pro
testent sects in the city. The election
comes off to-dsy.
Lifx Insurance. —Persons wanting Life
Insurance policies, should call
fellow-townsman, A. G. Cox, Fsq. agent
for the Knickerbocker Life Insurance Com
pany of New York, one of the oldest and
most substantial Companies in the coun
try, which last year issued over ten thou
sand policies. See the agent's advertise
ment in our columns.
upon our
Mr. George W. Mahan, well jenown to
the citizens of Delaware, has purchased
the interest of Messrs. Landis A Co. in
the National Journal, Philadelphia, a
monthly agricultural publication, of good
appearance and fair proportions, $1 per
We wish Mr. Mahan ahundaut
CiWinecticut votes next Monday. The
New York Tribune says :—" We confi
dently expect Republican gains on last
year's vote in every county but New Ha
ven and possibly Fairfield." "New Haven
is the residence of Governor English, who
is known and honored at home.
On the sime day there will be an elec
tion in Michigan, when the people of that
State will vote on the adoption of
constitution. On the following day, Ap'l.
7th, Wisconsin will hold a judicial elec
tion. and soon after will follow the " re
construction" elections in the Southern
a new
It is now publicly proclaimed in Wash
ington, thaf Judge Chase is to be the next
victim of impeachment. " Wait till John
son's impeachment is over," said a Repub
lican, " and then we will impeach Mr.
Our Warwick correspondent, " Bandy
Branch," has got up a first class puff for
the business men of that place. If they
don't all take the Tranteript, after this,
ws won't publis%any more puffs for them.
The School Election takes place in this
State this afternoon,
The usual quiet of our town was broken
on Saturday night lost, by the cry of fire !
It proved to be at the Store of Messrs.
Walker ft Gary, corner of Slain and
Brood Streets. The fire originated from
the ignition of gas from oil in the collar,
while Mr. Henry Smith, clork in the store,
was drawing some oil.
municatod to the measure of oil which he
held in his hand, and burnt his hand
vcrely. Some of the oil was spilt upon
his pantaloons, which also took fire, and
he was nearly suffocated by the flames,
which soon spread all over the cellar, and
from which he escaped with great difficul
ty. The gas is supposed to have
lated from a vessel set under the spicket,
which had been leaking for several days.
The flame beneath the spicket, which
of lead, soon melted it, and the oil flowed
out over the floor, filling the cellar with
flame, so that it was impossible to enter.
Soon the molasses casks and other contents
of the collar
The flame com*
were on fire, and the only
hope of saving the building was by satu
rating the store floor above the fire as much
as possible with water, and keeping the
cellar tightly closed so as to keep the fire
from having veiit.
like Trojans, in throwing water and
moving goods. But, at length, the fire
made its way through the store floor, and
it was believed that both building and
contents would be consumed. Capt. S.
Penington's house, adjoining the store,
was in imminent danger. It was speedily
stripped of its furniture, and the family
took sheltor in the houses of their ueigh
bors. Our townsmen abated no effort to
save the property, and after a hard strug
gle, the fire was finally subdued. Capt.
Penington's loss is covered by insurance
in the Delaware Company, we are told.*
Messrs. Walker & Gary lost two-thirds of
their stock, on which there
ranee. We think our citizens did admi
rably to save the buildings, under the cir
cumstances. But there ought to be a
proper organization for such emergencies,
and a guard of trusty citizens placed
rescued or removed property. Fire-hooks,
ladders, axes and leather buckets, ought
to be provided; and, as soon as may be,
a suction engine and hose.
Our citizens worked
was no lusu
It was announced here, on Thursday
laßt, that all the money- required to
struct the road from Massey's, via Sassa
fras and Warwick, to Middletown, ($70,
000) had been subscribed, the Contractors
agreeing to furnish the balance. It now
only remains for the Directors of the Kent
county Rail Road to act, and the road will
be built.
The board held a meeting yes
terday, at which the fact that the
had been subscribed was made known to
them, and we shall probably learn their
final action to-day, wliicETwill bo reported
to the adjourned meeting at Sassafras this
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Middletown Building and Loan As
sociation, held its first annual meeting
the 2d inst. The following officers
elected to serve for tho
ensuing year :—
President, Samuel Pcnington ; Vice Pres
ident, John R. Hall; Treasurer, James
M. Cox ; Secretary, Alfred G. Cox ; Di
rectors, to serve three years, Charte» E.
Anderson, John F. Hukill, James B.
Clarkson. Thomas E:"Hurn was chosen
a director in tho place of David MeKcc,
resigned. The funds of the Association
sold at a premium of 37 per cent.
Messrs. J. M. Cox & Bro. Carriage
Manufacturers, are about to erect a large
Show Room, in connection with their Fac
tory, ninety feet long, by twenty-five feet
broad. They will commence the building
Hon. Win. G. Whitoley, addressed the
Democrats of Wilmington, at their head
quarters, on Saturday night last.
Fresh herring were selling here on
Monday, at 50 cents per dozen.
Tnx Papal Sovereionty.— The Roman
correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette
says he is positively assured on good au
thority that France and Prussia have
eluded a convention by which those powers
agree, whatever events may arise or what
ever their own relations with each other,
that they will maintain the independence
of the Holy See and the integrity of its
present territory. This compact has been
communicated to the Italian government,
and has called forth no objection from Gen.
Manabrea, though it must be regarded
a solemn guaranty of the Papal sovereignty.
Another Impeacüment Couar.—The
State Senate of New York was on Tuesday
organixnd as a court of impeachment for
the trial of canal commissioner Robert C.
Dorn. The Assembly managers were
present as prosecutors, and Lieut. Gov.
Woodford presided over tho Court.
Capt. Marshall, a well known pilot,
died at Lewes on the 9th inst.
Wingate, aged 88 years, died in the
town, at almost the same moment.
A Mrs.
Rhode Island was carried by the Re
publicans, as usual, on Tuesday lost.
_ The city taxes of Wn. B. Astor, of
New York, are said to amount to §245
000 . v
For the Middletown Tranterij*.
Rail Road Meeting.
Sassafras, Md. April 1st, 1868.
Pursuant to s call of the President of
the former mooting, s very large meeting
of those favorable to constructing tho Kent
Bail Rood from Massey's, via Sassafras
and- Worwiok, to Middlotown, convened
at Sassafras, to-day, R. S. Griffith in the
Chair, H. Vandcrford, Sec. Tho minutes
A»f the former meeting were read.
On motion of J. B. Fenitnore, Esq. the
Chairman was callod on to state the result
of his interview with the Board of Direc
tors of tho Kent County Rail Road Com
pany, at their last meeting in Chestertowu.
The Chairman responded to the call,
and said that the response of certain mem
bers of the Board, the day after the inter
view, was, in substance,—"Go home and
raise the money, and you shall have the
road to Middletown."
The committees uppointed to solicit sub
scriptions for the route, were called on to
report. Wlieu the subscriptions were ad
ded up, it was found that they aggregated
round numbers, #69,000, and it was
believed that the remainder of the required
would be procured by the committees
within the current week.
On motion, Robert S. Griffith, B. H.
C. Massey, and Joseph Rolierts, Esqs.
"'ere appointed a committee to wait on the
Board of Directors of the Kent Co. Rail
Rond Company, at their next meeting
today, tho 8d inst. to represent the
views and action of this meeting.
On motion the meeting adjourned to
meet again at same place, on Saturday next,
the 4th inst. at 2 o'clock, P. M. to hear
the report of the committee, and to take
such further action as may be deemed ne
It. 8. GRIFFITH, Pres't.
H. Vaxdekfokd, Sec.
The Supreme Court.
After the annunciation of opinions ai^
orders in the Supreme Court yesterday,
when the current business hod been begun,
Judge Black brought to tho notice of the
Court a report that the promulgatiop of
the decision in the McArdlc case had bccu
delayed to await the passuge of an act of
Congress intended to impair the power of
the court, and that since the passage of
this act by Congress the ct - .'t had, in con
ference, determined not to promulgate its
decision in this ease before its adjournment.
Chief Justice Chose
was not upon the
Justice Nelson inquired of Judge
Black what proposition he desired to make,
and whether he Avishcd to argue the effect
of the repealing law. Without specifying
any definite action desired, Judge Black
professed a willingness to argue the matter
spoken of cither now or at the pleasure of
the Court. Justice Nelson then asked
Mr. Carpenter, the counsel of the W
Department, it lie had anything to say.
He replied that he did not understand that
there was any specific motion before the
Court, but when one was made touching
the interests of his clients, lie would,
proper notice, respond.
During this colloquy Justice Grier, with
a manifestation of much emotion, observed,
in substance, that lie felt called upon to.
vindicate himself from whatever of obloquy
or censure may attach to any one in tills
matter; that lie thought the failure to de
cide the McArdle case will be considered
a design on the part of the Court to wait
for legislation to relieve them from the
performance of an unpleasant duty.
Justice Field inquired of Judge Black
what authority he had for stating that the
Court had determined not to prumulgate the
decision in the McArdle
At this point General Davis made appli
cation to the Court to be allowed to pro
ceed with an argument in the case of
parte .Martin and Gill, a ease of halieas cor
pus, in which he desired to make an argu
ment upon the effect of the recent act of
Congress. Justice Nelson said the appli
cation was under consideration by the Court .
Ibis case is even a stronger one than that
of McArdle, involving the same questions,
but involving also the lives as well as the
liberty of two citizens, who may- be un
justly tried, convicted and executed before
the next term of tho Supreme Court
less ita decision is rendered now. I_
pected that before the court adjourns it will
bear the argument in behalf of these par
ties in regard to the effect of the recent act
of Congress repealing the habeas corpus
act under which the ease was brought into
the court .—National Intelligencer,
, un
it is ex
North <'nrollUK.
f The political excitement over the ap
proaching vote on the Constitution has
become intense throughout North Carolina.
Both the Gubernatorial candidates
canvassing the State and not less it is said
than two hundred speeches a day arc
being made in different counties,
reported that tho Conservatives are exhi
biting more energy than the Radicals ; but
both parties appear confident of
It is no wonder that the political cam
paign in North Carolina keeps that State
in a whirlwind of excitement, when
come to consider that the new Constitution
which the Radicals are uttcmptiQg to foist
upon it is, in some respects, even worse
than tho Constitution which was recently
rejected by Alabama. The North Caroli
na Constitution not only prohibits distinc
tion of color in the public schools, but
throws apen to tho negroes all the civil
and judicial offices, provides for a mixed
militia, recognizes the legality of mar
riages between whites and blacks, and de
clares that any person who shall threaten
to discharge an elector from employment
"shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor,
and upon conviction shall be fined not less
than one hundred nor more than five hun
dred dollars for each offence, onc-balf of
which fine shall go to the informer."_
Philadelphia Age.
It is
Reports have reached Kansns City of
further depredations committed by bands
of Cheyenne Indians on the Plains. Two
trains were rocently robbed by them on the
Arkansas side.
The Senate in executive session on
Wednesday rejected tho nomination of
John Hancock, the brother of Major Gen
eral Hancock, as Collector of Internal
Revenue for the Frst District of Louisiana.
Ag|wtaat-Q*Bl. Th.mas .ad tlk. Pttilitsl.
The New York World, of Thursday says:
i he proceedings in the Court of Im
peaehment, for the last two days, disclose
and place in a clear light what the Mana
gers mean to rely upon as their strong
point agaiust the President. They will
try to prove that he intended to eject
Stanton from the War Department by force,
and they betrayed evident symptoms that
if they failed in this, they have little ex
pectation of securing a conviction. If
they cannot make it appear that it was tho
purpose of the President to resort to force,
they have rbally no case at all. If they
can only prove that lie ordered Stanton to
vacate the office, without takiug any steps
to enforce the order, they will merely con
vict him of a with, but not of a crime,
Ihey cannot convict the President of re
moving Stanton, for he has not been re
moved; nor of an actual resort to force,
for no force haB been used. Their theory,
as stated by Butler yesterday, is, that
there was a conspiracy between the Presi
dent and Adjutant-General Thomas ; that
the parties to this conspiracy had no cx
pectation that Stanton would voluntarily
yield up his office ; and that Thomas's
threats of a forcible ejection were author
iscd by the President. _
This theory amounts to nothing unless
it is proved by evidence; and, so far as
yet appears, there is not a scintilla of evi
dcncc that the President either authorized
General Thomas's language before it was
uttered, or approved of it afterwards. The
ground on which the President's counsel
objected to the testimony of Mr. Burleigh
was, that whatever lie might swear to res
peering the language of Thomas had no
relcvancy unless it were previously shown
that Thomas was acting in pursuance of
the President's instructions. The Presi
dent could not anticipate, and had no
power to control, the indiscreet utterances
ofan excited and garrulous old man. The
natural presumption would be, that, if M*
Johnson had intended to us * force, he
would have selected an agent of more vi
gor and prudence.
Butler built his argument upon the lan
guage used by Stanton when he surren
dered his office to General Grant ; name
ly, that he yielded "to superior force."
As he was much more strongly fortified
and backed after bis restoration by the
Senate, Butler argues that the President
could not have expected him to yield the
second time except by force, and therefore
that he must have contemplated force
the only means of putting General Thomas
in possession. But this is a flimsy, petti
fogging inference not sustained by any
proof; and it is not what the Managers
may choose to surmise, but what they
able to
a re
prove, that signifies anything
against the President.
The Chinese lud«- mnlly Fund.
In the corner of a communication sent
by the Secretary of State to Congress
observe a statement that the Chinese in
demnity Fund now amounts to $.'116,512,
whether specie or currency is not stated,
hut we presume the former.
This brings
to our recollection an illustration of acci
dental diplomacy which, in its practical
results, is more interesting than Mr. Bur
lingame's coming glories,
this Chinese indemnity fund is.
stands: When President Buchanan sent
Mr. Reed to Chinn, in 1857, instreutions
were given to the Minister to
Few know what
Thus it
press upon
the Chinese Government the claims of
merchants, extending over a long series
of years, from the opium war down to the
hostilities of 1856-7. 1
obstinately and persistently refused to
ognize them. Some were very meritorious
claims and some bad very little merit to
recommend them. The Anglo-French
began. Canton was stormed and ruined.
The north of China was invaded and the
chances of adjustment of claims seemed
fewer than ever.
The Chinese had
After the general trea
tise and the tariff regulations were signed,
Mr. Reed revived and pressed the matter
the Imperial Commissioner at Shanghai
in the autumn of 1858. Difficulties
made and
were overcome. At last the
Chinese authorities gave way, and the only
question was as to the amount. Mr. Reed
offered that if the amount to lie paid were
fixed at $1,000,060, the United States
would agree to refund all excess over what
might be adjudicated. To this the truly
Chinese auswer was given : " We want no
refunding. Put the "figures as low as
jou can, and never let us "hear of the
subject again." The Convention was at
last signed, stipulating for the payment of
Î 750,000. It was promptly paid in specie.
commission was organized under an act
of Congress to examine the claims, and the
result was that the total amount allowed_
principal and Chinese interest, 12 percent.
WHH less than $50,000, leaving a balance
of $250,000, which, with its accumula
tion, constitutes the Chinese indemnity
fund. It is hard to say to whom it be
longs. The Chinese won't touch it. We
really do not soe why iu his present emer
gency Mr. McCulloch don't draw for it.
We recall these curious facts in simple
justice to Mr. Buchanan, and his
scntativcs abroad whom it is now so much
the fashion to disparage.— Neu> York
Official advises from Japan report the
expulsion of the Tycoon from Osuca after
five days fighting. On the 4th of Fcbru
ary tlie Japanese attacked with rifles tho
foreigners at Osaca, wounding two French
men and one American sailor,
ants wero finally dispersed by an armed
party of American marines and sailors.
Subsequently the envoy of the Mikado
arrived and peace was restored. The For
eign Ministers demanded an apology and
the punishment of the offenders, both of
which were accorded. The Tycoon has
since abdicated, as reported unofficially in
previous accounts from Japan, and the
Mikado now exercises
Tlie assail
supreme authority.
The cable advices state that tho Abys
sinian expedition is encountering fresh
difficulties at every step. The advance of
the British force had reached Lake An
hänge. The country was found to bo bar
ren and almost uninhabitable ; tho natives
refused to furnish food or forage for the
cattle, and King Tlicodorus had despoiled
the country in all directions.
•f Nrw>.
The recent attempt to assassinate Pres
Im- ident Juarei was a more serious affair than
at first appeared. A number of leading
men were concerned in the plot, and thoy
had secured as accomplices the very body
will guard of the President and officers of the
palace. In one respect the conspiracy
modled after that of the rebel Booth,
Jurac* was to he shot in his box at the
ex- theatre, and his ministers were to he dis
If posed of by other assassins. The discovery
tho of the plot was made only a short time
before the hour fixed for its execution,
and thus it was fustrated,
to A New York letter soys :—In the event
of the removal of the President, Mr.
Seward writcB to his friends here, so I uni
informed, that he will at once leave the
re- Cabinet. In Wall street Mr. McCulloch's
re- friends arc in doubt us to his course in the
same contingency, but those of them who
sustaiu the closest business relations with
him appear to be pretty confident that he
likewise will resign his position,
Greely is confidently spoken of as Mr.
Randall's successor in the Postoffice Dc
The Rev. Stephen II. Tyng, Jr. an Epis
copulian, recently reprimanded for preach
ing in a Methodist church, preached
mon on Sunday evening in Dr. J. H
as Weston's Baptist church, Madison
New York, to a congregation of over 20Ü0
persons, while half as many more failed to
get into the building. The discourse
delivered before the Young Men's Chris
tian Association.
The telegraph brings intelligence ofdis
turhanees in France. Emutei are said to
have taken place at Bordeaux, ami sedi
tious placards have made thei rappearanee
of at Paris, Lyons, Marseilles, and Rheims,
In other portions of the kingdom indica
tions of discontent have been observed, and
the people arc moody and ill-tempered to
warde the authorities. The conscription
is the eiiief cause of it.
The Alabama claims came up for diseus
sion in the British House of Lords on the
27th nit.
a M
a ser
Earl Russell defended the
course pursued by him ill the
Cairns sustained the
of Lord Stan
ley, and Lord Westbury, formerly Lord
Chonccllor, defined-the law of England in
the matter and denied the justice of the
claims set up by Secretary Seward.
In the British House of Commons April
1st. Mr. Hunt, Chancellor of the Exche
quer, asked leave to bring in a bill for the
purchase by the Government of all the
lines of telegraph in the Kingdom. The
bill provides for the appointment of arbi
ters, who shall decide what prices arc to
be paid to the several telegraph companies
for their property and interests.
The Spiritualists of St Louis celebrated,
Tuesday night, the twentieth
of the advent of Spiritualism,
mony consisted of an address by Miss Elvi
ra VVheeloek, one of their popular lecturers,
giving the history of the Rochester laiock
The ccre
ingH sind flimilar phenomena, briefly sketch
ing the growth and progress of the relig
ion, (Y) and claiming that it had gained
the country over four million dollars.
The United »State« Artillery School, es
tablished at Fortress Monroe, some time
since by order of Uenerul Grant, was for
mally opened on Wednesday. There will
be a regular course of studies prescribed
for the officers composing this school, and
the most strict discipline will be enforced.
General Barry bus just issued .an impor
tant order prohibiting the sale of liquor on
the point.
The Mississippi Immigration Conven
tion has submitted a plan of immigration
which provides for forming a stock com
pany, whose object will be to purchase,
lease, and improve lands, and have power
to borrow money on mortgages.
B radle
y, the Boston nogro lawyer who
lied from the Radical Convention
waH expo
in Georgia, is now circulating incendiary
notices in the city of Savanah and the
surrounding country tending to excite the
negroes to murder and arson.
The Italian Government is taking steps
repress the spirit of brigand. gu now
prevalent in various parts of the kingdom.
A large body of troops is to be immediate
ly pul in readiness to operate against the
province of Naples.
The State Senate of Pennsylvania last
week passed a joint resolution requesting
the President to protect American citizens
in the guano trude and to compel San
Domingo to restore at once the Island of
Alta Vela.
Cable advices state that negotiations
still going on between Denmark and Prus
sia in regard to disputed territory in Schles
wig-Holstein. The demand of Denmark
it is said has been rejected by Prussia.
Mr. Dickens's farewell readings in Amer
ica are announced in New York. Profes
sional engagements will, in all probability,
prevent him from making a third visit to
onr shores.
The House Committee on Elections
have resolved to reject the Mormon dele
gate to Congress from Utah, on the ground
that the Mormons are a community hostile
to the Government.
The two hundred coolies lately brought
to Havana came over in the Portuguese
vessel Maria Louisa, formerly American,
guarded by 30 Portuguese soldiere, to pre
vent mutiny.
General Grant 1ms gained a Buit in Mis
souri instituted to recover possession of a
farm belonging to MrB. Grant, near St.
Nicholas Smith, who was arrested in
Buffalo a few days since, confesses setting
fire to oightcen different buildings in that
city within the last two months.
l'he revenue returns of Great Britain
for the past quarter liavo been published,
and show a deficit of £ 5,000,000 from all
Serious riots are said to be apprehended
at Nassau, Now Providenco, beoauso of
the disendownisnt of the churches by the
Several American gentlemen in Paris,
>on the 22d of Februnry, presented Gen.
Dix with & marble bust of Washington.
A car load of horses took fire* on the
Vermont Central railroad on Tuesday,
oausing the death of ten of them.
The new postal act of Canada went into
effect on Wcduesday, reducing the postage
on letters from five cents to three cents.
The peach trees near Norfolk, Va. are
in full bloom, anil fears are entertained
that the cool weather will destroy the ernp.

Co.t of Impeachment.
The cost-of reconstruction has been
reckoned to amount to a hundred millions
a year ; but the impeachment of the Pres*
ident is likely to exceed that sum. It can
not be estimated by any comparison with
the expense of the often reflerred-to trial
of IV arren Hastings. This trial will ex
ceed that m cost as much as it doeB in im
portance. Ihc trial of Hastings lasted
seven years, but it occupied the House of
Lords only one hundred and
at various intervals, which were required
V*" n,on y from India In
tho end, Hastings was acquitted, but r -
quired to pay the cost 'of prosecution
amounting to seventy-one thousand
pounds, while the cost of the Government
was over a hundred .thousand pounds.
But the trial of Hastings did not inter
rnn the course of business, nor shake the
public credit, uor threatcu the Empire with
dissolution The impeachment of tht
I resident has already disturbed the busi
ness relations of tlie country, and hag
postponed indefinitely that attention to it,
fiscal concerns which was expected and re
quired from Congre««.
If the agitation so persistently promoted
by Congress should continue much longer
and mingle with the strife of the President
an 1 < th Ct K°"i 11 may C0St the bondholders
and the banks more than one-half of their
the Rndi V 7 tme -"'-' 11 " Vcr y I' laiD 'b*t
the Radical majority in Congress will ston
at nothing in pursuit of tlieir purpose to
overthrow the Government as it was estab
lished by the Constitution, and concentrate
its powers m the hauds of this central di
rectory. Their President, if Zy obtl*
one through impeachment, will bo a
pnppet in their possession—a sort of
plc-jack," for their
twenty days.
" sup
ainusemont and deri
csltomtad heW ,n, P oocIlu " >, *' e * n only he
estimated by »lie amount of damage which
.t has done and will do to the cedit of the
Government abroad and at home, and by
paralyzing every effort in the futnres for
r . cf "P° r »"'on for the Southern
gPjc2 Cmg Sutc »—MMmal Intel
DtUvrarr Affair..
Sad Accident.— On Thursday after.
noon, Robert Hunter, n boy of about nine
teen yean of age, sou üf wi(Jow H ,
n, ' !t With a »««ident 7n
the following manner. While the dummy
was after some cars near this place, Hun
ter jumped upon the cow-catcher to ride
when his foot caught in a tie and he
thrown forward in front of the engine and
pushed up the track a short dists,fee when
elev^°H l . d . er . COm,ng in ««..tact with
Uca ated tie he was crushed in such a man
ner as to result m death. The engineer
did not know he was on there, unfil he
heard him cry out, when hurt. The
was Stopped as soon as possible. He
carried .„to Mr Palmatary'. house
by, where he died in less than half
hour.— Clayton lhrald.
Odd Fellows' Celebration 1 There
wdlha a great gathering and reunion ,f
Odd Fellows at Holltown, on the Mar.
bm.1 line, on the 27th of April, to celi
bratc the anniversary of the Order. Thcv
iXTo ÏÎT t»i U ,'i i,ati0, ' Rfrblanil
Lodge, .No 10., of Halltown, Md
Zn,\ Del a^i O 60 " Kent
J, U I. and Queen Ann's and Caro
"ie Cuum '«*' Md- "Ul participate and7f
forte arc be.ng „ )ad e by tho L' "
to make it the grandest affair of the kind
ever seen m, this Peninsula— Dela^Z
Dr^T^r. 0 " 8 . f'" L ' red "*« hall of
I r. »V . 1. Collins residence, in this town
several days »mcc, and took from hi, hatl
rack, bis overcoat, shawl and a lady-, h ,^
.nie »bawl and hood were found afterward*
in one of the back streets and returned
but the coat, a good one, is still non
The smoke house of Mrs. Martha A
Cummins has also been cutcrcd and r.l
Timet " qUaU ' ity ° f bacon -—Smyrna
It is
A colored man named Thomas Walker
foil from a vessel called the Marion, at
Newport, on Saturday afternoon, and was
drowned. His body was recovered
Sunday morning. Walker was 45 years
of age and leaves a family.
Wendell Philips says impeachment will
fail, because the Senate Radicals are made
up of rueu fed on ealfsksns, and who nur
sue office for profiit. r
Judge Chase is called the " father" of
the greenbacks, lie has
Horace Greeley culls Delaware "the
little fruit Stute."
a numerous pro
A despatch from Madrid gives a postive
denial to the reported prohibition of Araeri
newspapers by the Spanish Gov
Colonel Shepherd of Washington coun
ty, Texas, lias reailized $30,000, from
investment of only $900 in sheep, five
yenr ngo. r
A bill passed the House of Representa
tives of the United States on Saturday, ad
mitring Alabama to representation in Con.
The New England Methodist Conference
has unanimously passed resolutions
ing Impeachment.
A colored lawyer v after long argument,
has been denied admission to the bar of à
Pittsburg court.
A Boston manufacturer paid tho
eminent last year $400,000 for
D»n Rice's Circus and Menagerie will
exhibit in Wilmington, on Wednesday the
15th of April. J
Preparations have been made for the
7 mT a lJ" g0 numbor uf ho»««»
id Milford, thiH season.
. îk lierC -T r C U 9 < ï) esn * te » nmr s belonging
to the port of Now York, with an aggregate
tonnage of 238,018 toni. gg g
• The steamer Henry Channoey, from
Aspinwall, with $865,000 in treasure
has arrived at New York.
It is stated that the constitution of Ark
ansas has been carried by a majority of
1,040. *
one cent

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