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Jtoapis And Jacis.
??A woman in Brooklyn purchased a (fuart of milk and found a small fish swimming in it The milkman stated he thought the cow must have swallowed the fish. ?-"Do yor understand me now?" thundered an irate pedagogue to an urchin at whose head he had thrown an inkstand. "I've got an inkling of what you mean," replied the boy. The New York Express, commenting upon the various plans that are proposed to keep passenger railway ootid actors from stealing, says that the oest way to prevent them from pilfering from their reoeipts is to pay fair wages for their services. A horse, nineteen hands high and weighing two thousand pounds, is to be seen in a safe truck team in New York city. He was foaled in 1862, in Winchester oounty, of Canadian ppents. He is said to be the largest horse in America. The Washington correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch telegraphs under date of Wednesday evening: "The day closes, to adopt the commensal parlance, with a further decline in impeachment stock. The belief is becoming settled among all classes that the Senate will aoquit the President" _ ?A young Indian girl who had curiously watched the process of marking barrel hea^s in a flouring mill in Winona, Minnesota, stole in one day. aim taking possession of the stencils, ornamented W.nVat villi ilio vnrdni ""EfflwomrMi's Choice." ?- UVA UUHU^VV ?MV ftvawj . .. ? ? ? ? and paraded the streets in great delight, bnt to the disgust of Mr. Ellsworth, who is a bachelor, and haa made no such choice. ?-In the United States, in I860, the whole number of copies of newspapers circulated during the year was 927,951,548. The annual circulation is now estimated at 1,500,000,000. In GreatBritain the annual circulation of the newspapers is estimated at 500,000,000. Of daily newspapers alone 700,000,000 are annually circulated in America, and 250,000,000 in Great Britain. An imihigration meeting was held at Newberry Courthouse, on Saturday, which started the movement vigorously. One thousand dollars was subscribed on the spot, and the following officers were elected: President, Re7. T. S. Boinest; Corresponding and Reoordine Secretary, Silas Johnstone; Treasurer, R. L. McCaughrin: Directors, Simeon Fair, B. D. Boyd, Silas Johnstone and John S. Hair. A new machine for navigating the air, invented by a Scotchman, will be brought out under the auspices of the British Aeronautic Society. It is ? sort of bird, with a body fifteen feet' in length, and wings stretching out to the width of thirtyfive feet A tail reaches out behind to give direction to the movement while the wings are flapped by an engine of forty horse power. This, it is - thought can be made to proceed through the air at the rate of forty miles an hour. In schools in Germany, it is reported, the - ? *- ? ^ Li xl ui? an 01 nousexeeping is utugm. murvuguijr. unsays are written upon the subject setting forth the prices of fowls. How much a fat fowl should weigh. How much a lean one. A reasonable price. What food fattens fowls best What Bort of fowls they are. and how old. The price of cabbages, of carrots, of apples; their sorts, the quantity produced; the daily expenses, the bargains, the shops, are all discussed. % The Ku-Klux-Klan is said to number seventy-five thousand members in Alabama. The Lieutenant Grand Cyclops has his hind-quarters in the * saddle, and head-quarters in Sacred Serpent's Den, and his camp in a graveyard near Montgomery. His staff is Colonel Black Cat, Colonel Grand White Death, Major Rattling Skeleton, Captain Past High Giant, and lieutenant Red Dagger.? The Ku-Klux troops are verv fond of nigger meat, and the Great Grand Beef Major has just issued ten days' rations of Union Leagues, which destroyed the Radical majority in two whole counties. The devotion of some savans to science is illustrated by the testimony of a medical expert in a poisoning ease lately tried in France. He found no difficulty in detecting poison in the stomach of the deceased, and acknowledged that he had observed symptoms which he attributed to this cause, before the death of the gentleman, whom he had attended. On being asked if he had administered antidotes, he replied: "No, for their presenoe in the stomach would have masked the presence of the poison, which could not, therefore, have been proved at the inquest." In France, the laws are very strict against persons in civil life carrying weapons. An mven tion has recently been made, however, which, whi]p conforming to the law, is a partial aid as ameans of defence against midnight robbers. It consists of asmall horn inserted in^he end of acane, which contains an electric battery and asmall lamp with two powerful reflectors. The intensity of this light, it is said, temporarily blinds any person at whom it is pointed. The lamp is kindled at will, by pressing a small knob at the other end of the stick, which communicates with an electric wire. An exchange says that Wade must continue to be President pro tempore of the Senate in the event of his aoooession to the Presidency, or lose the latter office. Me can, tinder the roles ot the Senate, place a member in the chair, but this member can occupy it only during that day. Wade must, therefore, call the Senate to order every day himself Now, if Wade should happen to "be sick, or "disoouraged," (after the manner of Spragne,) and unable to perform this duty, what would become of the Senate ? If it should elect a President pro tempore^ the person elected would, ipso facto, be entitled to act as President of the United States. Butler's feme surrounds him with an atmosphero of reproaches wherever he goes. At the theatre in Washington the other night there were loudcrie8of "Butler!" "Butler!" because some reference had been made to spoons. A few days ago, in the Senate, Nr. Nelson declined to hand a document to him unless the Beast could give some assurance that it would be returned. As the assurance was not given, Mr. Nelson said he would place it in the .custody of the clerk of the Senate, and thus tlrow the risk of -its safety upon that officer. Tho gold and silver and other plunder which he amassed during the war must be considered, even bv Butler himself, a poor recompense for the loss of character which he has suffered. Senator Yates, of Illinois, has repeatedly been charged with drunkenness. Under date of April 21st, he writes a letter, addressed "To the people of :fllinois," in which he says that the criticisms that have been made on his conduct "are, in some respects, just and deserved;" that he has been absent from his seat but^ six out of fifty succeeding days of the Senatorial session; that he has "never appeared in the Senate except when sober," and that during twenty-seven years of public life he has "often yielded to temptation, and as often has suffered the pangs of unutterable remorse." But he continues that he has reformed; that he apologizes for his past conduct; that he craves forgiveness; that he will not resign his seat in the Senate, and that he hopes to wipe out the stain upon his character by good conduct in the future. A terrible scene was enacted in the San Prancisco Police Court on the 2d instant, when a prisoner stood up in the dock, drew a razor suddenly serosa his throat, and held it ud in view of the court and spectators dripping with blood. A great stream gushed from his neck, but he stood glaring about and still holding the bloody razor high in nis right hand. All who saw him seemed for the instant petrified with horror, but Judge Provines cried out, "Seize that man! seize him and carry him below.'' Several officers caught him and took the razor out of his hand. He was instantly taken below into the prison and a surgeon sent for. When taken down, and while the blood was yet pouring in a torrent from the throat, he stood partly up, staggering and striking atall who came within his reach, but before the physician arrived he fell over and expired. ?? Cannibalism continues in Algeria. French soldiers are waylaid, knocked on the head, and made into broth or potted for future eating. Two women, each having a child, lived with a tribe near Tiaret These unfortunates did all they could for a long rime to stave off the horrors of famine; but at length all their resources being exhausted, and public charity no longer to be relied on, they agreed to eat the children. A bargain was agreed to. and lots were drawn as to which should be first killed. The mother who lost gave up her infant, which was killed and eaten. This served for a few days; but at last the hideous supply came to an end, and the woman who had sacrificed her offspring claimed that the other should submit to the same loss. The latter refused, being unable to bring her mind to that extreme measure. After long altercations both mothers at length agreed to submit their differences to the decision of the Arab bureau, and in this way the horrible facts came to light The New York Herald urgently advises ExPresident Davis to forfeit hisbau. It says: "We have hitherto warned Mr. Davis of the neoessity these fellows would presently be under to kill some-' body, and have told him how admirable a sacrifice he would make, and that he had better give them a wide berth if he can find any plea satisfactory to his conscience. We repeat the warning?if he is in Montreal, let him remember that the summer is coming, and not travel to hot countries. He has a good enough pretext in the revolutionary course of events, ana it would be romantic madness to be nice on points of honor with such customers as Ben Butler. Let Davis consider the point that Butler and Stevens argue with most eargerness against Mr. Johnson. This point is, that to be the subject to punishment, he need not have committed any act properly known as a crime, but that a political offence is sufficient. In this monstrous doctrine the reign of terror lies thinly hidden. Davis will be the next victim. His conviction and execution will be the neoessaiy logical result of the removal of Mr. Johnson, if the Southern leader should be simple enough to put himself in the clutches of the Raoical fanatics." fit* ffffrttviUf YORKVILLE, g. C.s THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 7,1868. Cash.?It must be distinctly understood that our terms for subscription, advertising and job, work, are cash, in advance. X.?The paper will be discontinued on the expiration of the. time for which payment has been made. A Subscriber finding a (X) cross-mark on the wrapper or margin of his paper, will understand that the time paid for has expired. TOWN ELECTION. Oar town people will take notice that on the 1st and 2nd of Jane, an election will be held for an Intendant and foor Wardens of this town, ordered by General Canby. It behoves oar citizens to assemble at some early day and determine what oaght to be done in the matter. THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION. The Washington correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch writes to that paper that on Saturday last, the President of the South Carolina Constitutional Convention presented Mr. Johnson with a copy of the Constitution approved at the late election in this State. The President remarked that he would transmit a copy to Congress, as the law directs. BANKRUPTCY. There is a general inquiry as to whether or not the fifty per cent limitation of the Bankrupt Act has been extended by Congress. JVe answer, that the amendment as published last week, has only been acted upon in one House, and is not yet a law. We think it probable that the Senate will concur in this amendment, when the impeachment matter is disposed of; although strong efforts will be made in opposition. A CIRCUS, "SO-CALLED." A hmt-An drum enncern calling itself u Robinson's Great South Western Circus," visited this town last Saturday, and gave two exhibitions for the benefit of those who had seventy-five cents to donate to. the ticket-man. It was altogether the seediest looking crowd of men and horses we have ever seen collected together under the name of a Circus. If Robinson cannot do better in his old age, we would suggest to him the propriety of quitting this sort of humbug. THE CROPS. Our farmers express themselves as well pleased with the prospect for a wheat crop. There was a larger quantity.of this grain sown last fall than usual heretofore, and the fields now present a condition of high promise. Owing to the continuous rains during the spring, and the excessive amount of politics, the planting of corn and cotton has met with serious interruptions, and the District is badly behind time in this matter. Recurring to the.wheat * question, we have been handed by Mr. John Cairnes, of Blairsville, a few stalkB of wWt gathered from his farm, measuring near four feet in length, fully headed, and in bloom. v ANOTHER CLUB. On Saturday last a meeting was held at, Blairsville, for the purpose of organizing a Conservative Union Club. R. A. Black, Esq., was called to the Chair, and Dr. B. E. Feemster appointed Secretary. The following gentlemen were nominated and elected as the permanent officers of the Club: President?J. M. Hope. Vice-President?Wm. White. Recording Secretary?Dr. J. G. Smarr. Corresponding Secretary?J. A. Brown, Jr. Executive Committee?Dr. B. E. Feemster, S. Blair, J. P. Hood, Esq., Rev. J. S. Bailey, J. Lucas, S. C. Youngblood. TIIE RESULT OF IMPEACHMENT. Speculation is still rife at Washington as to the result of impeachment. The Radicals yet claim that the President will be convicted, and the Conservatives that he will be acquitted. The Washington Star of Saturday last, says that heavy bets were made on Friday, the odds being three to one, in favor of conviction. The Washington correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch telegraphs on the same day that "a wonderful change has taken place in the past week relative to the result of impeachment. Extreme Radicals now have doubts of conviction. Conservatives and others believe the President will be acquitted. It is the general belief now that the verdict will not be rendered until after the Chicago Convention. Wade's party want immediate conviction, that they may get possession of the patronage and force the nomination of Wade at Chicago. Wilson, Colfax and other candidates, want a postponement of the verdict till after the meeting of the Convention." DISTRICT ELECTION ORDER. General Canby has issued an order providing for the holding of elections in the several Counties of South Carolina (?) on the 2d and 3d of June, for District officers, to wit: Sheriff, Clerk, Judge of Probate, three County Commissioners, Coroner, and one School Commissioner. It will be remembered .that the Convention designated four of its members as a committee whose duty it should be to proclaim this election within thirty days after the ratification of the Constitution was announced. Gen. Canby, it seems, has taken the duties of this commission into his own hands, and is now engaged in running the new Constitution of the State after a military fashion. The Constitution is bad enough of itself; but if w? are to have it administered by the military tribunals, it is certaiuly more than either the negroes or whites, who voted for it, bargained for. It contained no such stipulations, and we cannot perceive why, before it is acted upon by Congress, that Gen. Canby, or any body else, should presume to call it the Government of South Carolina, even if so when thus acted upon. The gist of the whole matter is this, we imagine. The late election in the State has demonstrated the fact that in many of the so-called counties, the white people will, in coming elections, be enabled to control the selection of office holders under the instrument recently ratified as the Constitution. That instrument prohibits from voting (at present) only persons of unsound mind?persons confined in public prisons, and persons who are inmates of alms houses. At the military elections under the reconstruction laws, a large number of the most intelligent and trustworthy citizens are restricted from voting. It becomes important then, in certain counties, in order to keep rebels out of office, and cure apparent defects in the Constitution, that the election for County officers should take place under military authority, as the order states, they "will be governed by the same rules as to revision of registration, conduct of election, qualification of electors, and returns of election as are prescribed by General Orders No. 40," &c., unless the Constitution shall have become the fundamental law of the State before the day of election. CONGRESSIONAL NEWS. In the House, on the 27th ultimo, a bill was introduced to admit the State of Arkansas into the Union, which was referred to the Reconstruction Committee, when the House adjourned. On the 28th, in the House, bUls were introduced and referred to the Reconstruction Comndttee, admitting North Carolina and Louisiana on their adoption of the fourteenth article, and providing that there shall be no exclusion of classes froir suffrage who are now enfranchised, and no adrais sion of those disfranchised by the fourteenth article until restored as therein provided. On the 29th, the Reconstruction Committee hac the Constitutions of South Carolina and Arkansai under consideration, but arrived at no conclusion. In the House, on the 30th, Mr. Brooks gave no tice of a resolution of inquiiy regarding; the con nection of the impeachment managers with th< "Alta Vela" business. On the 1st of May, the Alta Vela question wa under discussion, and a free debate ensued. Lo gan was called to order for using the word "villians.1 He was again called to order for saying that Brook had said what he (Brooks) knew to be untrue, bu the Speaker ruled that the expression was parlia ; mentary. The debate came very bitter. Butler accuse< Brooks of robbing his partners. He also aske< , Brooks if, while he (Butler) was fighting, h< (Brooks) did not, in this House, call Butler i "gold robber." Brooks replied "Yes! And ] made you disgorge $60,000 to a citizen of Nev Wwlr " fViminnt.inn anH recriminations followed The speaker called Brooks to order. Brooks aske< why Butler had not been called to order. He sai( he was at a loss how to get satisfaction. He couh not get it personally from a man like Butler, wh< had been whipped at his home in Massachusett by a bricklayer, for insulting the bricklayer's wife At this there was much excitement, and loud crie of "Order." Eldridge said Logan was "no gen tleman," and Logan replied that Eldridge was "i blackguard." In the midst of these agreeable pro ceedings, a motion was made to table the Alta Veil resolutions, and it was carried?yeas 70; nays 27. For a better understanding of the " Alta Veil matter," the reader is referred to an article in an other column headed "the Alta Vela affair." On the 2nd, in the House, after returning fron impeachment, Mr. Donnelly, of Minnesota, mad< a personal explanation. He said that Washburm had written a letter to his (Donnelly's) constitu ents denouncing him, and that that letter contain ed twenty-four falsehoods. Donnelly proceede< an hour and a half in a strain of the most bitte invective. The following is a sample: "If there be in our midst one low, sordid, vul gar soul; one barren, mediocre intelligence; on< heart callous to every kindly sentiment, and h every generous emotion; one tongue leprous wit! slander; one mouth like unto a den of foul beast giving forth deadly odours. If there be here oni character which while blotched and spotted, ye raves and rants and blackguards like a prostitute If there be here one bold, bad, empty, bellowing demagogue, it is the gentleman from Illinois." The Speaker called him to order half a dozei times, but Washburne said: "Let the party g< on," and the House not objecting, he went on.? He had letters read going to show that Washburn* had outrageously slandered him. Washburne replied, reiterating the truth of hi, letter, and adding that he could make no answe to a man who had been false' to his friends, hi; party, his religion, and his God. Pending a motion to censure Washburne for thi language, the House adjourned. FEW ADVEETI8EMEFT8. Dr. E. S. Gaillard?The Medical Journal. R. H. Glenn?Sheriff's Sales. Thomson & Jefferys, Assignees?In Bankruptcy ?In the Matter of W. J. Cherry, James L Boyd, Isaac C. McFadden, Bela Siier. J. <t E. B. Stowe?Hats and Bonnets*?Order and Cash?Pretty and Cheap?New Hymi and Psalm Books. Conservative Ticket. John McCants?No Impeachment. T. W. Clawaon, Deputy Messeng^r-Aln Bank' ruptcy?In the Matter of Samuel Blair. J. H. Clawson, Special Messenger?In Bankrupt cy?In the Matter of Jas. P. Steele, John M Steele. MERE-MENTION. No less than seven new and different biographiei of Gen. Grant, it is stated, are in rapid prepara tion by authors and printers for the Presidentia campaign. "The natural bridge in Virginia was recently sold for $9,300. At tho electior in Cheraw, South Carolina, not a single white mar voted the Radical ticket, and but four negroes votec with the Democrats. Gen. Sherman says he will stump the country in opposition to a "partisai conviction of the President." A new Demo cratic daily is to be started in Baltimore, with t capital of $150,000. Mrs. Prentice, wife o: George D. Prentice, of the Louisville Journal, ii dead. "The second trial of John H. Surratt for complicity in the murder of Mr. Lincoln, ha* been set for May 12. " Congress, at present has among its members thirteen major-generals fifteen brigadiers, six colonels and eleven officer of lower grades. While the Methodists hav< contributed ninety thousand dollars the past yeai for church extension in the South, the Catholic; have contributed six hundred thousand for th< same purpose.'" Mr. H. W. Heath, of Mem phis, has patented an auger, which, it is claimed will bore wells at the rate of seventy-five or a hun dred feet a day. A fond mother in Boston the other day, determined to whip her unruly son but tempered justice with mercy, by giving bin chloroform before administering the rod. IMPEACHMENT. The arguments of the counsel and managers or the impeachment articles, are not yet concluded but they have proceeded far enough to convince th< sensible, thinking people of the country (if not the Senate) that the charges trumped against the Pres ident, are farsical and absurd. The great argument in the proceedings, thus far has been made by Wm. M. Evarts, Esq., counse for the President. Mr. Evarts began his argu ment on the 28th and concluded on the 1st instant speaking for four consecutive days. The Unitec States Senate has rarely, of late years, listened t( more dispassionate views on constitutional law, ant the rights of the three co-ordinate branches of th< government, than this model effort presents. I seems to be admitted now, on all sides, that th< speeches of Groesbeck and Evarts, have swepi away the last plank upon which these accusation: have been founded. Mr. Evarts has proved as formidable a gladiatoi with the weapons of satire, as forcible in logic As a sample of the deliberate way in which he luu disposed of some of the impeachment managers our readers will no doubt relish the following hi1 at the redoubtable Butler?the HudibraS of th< impeachment farce : "Now, it has usually been supposed that on ar actual trial, involving serious consequences, foren sic discussion v as the true method of dealing witl the subject; and we lawyers appearing for the President being, as Mr. Manager Butler has beer polite enough to say, 'attorneys whose practice ir the law has sharpened but not enlarged their intel lect,' have confined ourselves to this method of fo rensic discussion. But we have learned here thai there is another method of forensic controversy, _ ?n?j :_1 ? WUIUil way uc uiucu uic uictuuu ui wuuuksiuu. Now, I understand the method of concussion t< be to make a demonstration in the vicinity of the object of attack, whereas the method of discussior is to penetrate the position, and, if successful, capture it. The Chinese method of warfare is the method of concussion, and consists of a great braying of trumpets, sounding of gangs, and shoute and shrieks in the neighborhood of the opposing force. When all this rolls away, and the air if freer, the effect is to be watched for. But it haf been reserved to us, in our modern warfare, as illustrated here in the rebellion, to present a more singular and noticeable instance of the method ol warfare by concussion than has ever been known before. A fort, impregnable by the methods ol discussion (thai is, penetrating and capturing it,) has been, on a large scale, attempted to be captured by the method of concussion, and some hun dreds of tons of gunpowder, placed in a vessel , near the walls of the tort, has been made the means , to the concussion of this vast experiment Unsatisfied with that trial and its results, the honorable 1 Manager, who opened this case, seems to have repeated the experiment in the vicinity of the Sen1 ate. [Laughter.}- While the air was filled with epithets, the dome shook with invective?wretch. eaness, misery, suiferihg, and blood were made the p means of this explosive mixture?and hero we are, ' surviving the concussion, and, after all, reduced to 1 the bumble and homely method of discussion which belongs to 'attorneys whose intellects have been sharpened bat not enlarged by the practice of law.' [General and continuous laughter.] I 1 J editorial inklings. Trial of Jefferson Davis. - The trial of ex-President Davis was hereto fore fixed for the 2nd instant. In consequence of 3 the inability of the Chief Justice to be present, the trial has again been postponed. It is supposed s now, that.the trial will take place about the first - of June. " ' The S. C. Legislature. s The Legislature is to meet in Columbia, on t Tuesday next. We learn from the Phoenix that - "Jancy's Hall" has been secured by Governor Orr as a. place of meeting, and workmen are employed 1 in altering and adapting it to the purpose. The 1 Senate will meet on. the first floor, and the House 3 nf RpnrpspntntivpQ in the second StOrV. A lonfiT 1 session is predicted.~~ -rvT ~ - . t The flecent Election. . ." . >'. T - The'Chadeston papdre" publish the following : official statement of the vote cast at the recent election on the - question of adopting the Constitu| tion. The table is valuable for future reference: i t? 3 . . CONSTITUTION. 9 "if 9 ___'J_ * >" 9 COUNTIES. it? g g 2 o 8 g ; a * i 5 I S r i : ? o 1 8 : : : 9 i. N : : : 5 ! ? : : : p ? : ? . Abbeville !' 5,302 2,821 1,100 ' 3,9211 1,381 1 Anderson it 3,764 1,312 1 2,687| 1,077 Barnwell I 5,718 3,357 C87| 4,044 1,647 Beaufort | 8,053 4,939 159 5,098' 1,955 1 Charleston j 20,144 12,282 3,334,15,616: 4,528 Chester I 3,471 1,750 9811 2,731' 740 " Chesterfield. ' 36 722 6641 1,386 550 Clarendon 2^53 1,403 243 1,648 707 Colleton 5,420 3,083 382 3,465 1,955 ) Darlington 4,667 2,710 691; 3,401 1,266 ? Edgefield.. 7,056 3,472 1,072 4,544 2^12 3 Fairfield; 3,509 1,986 699 8^85 824 3 Georgetown : 3,356 2,473 145 2,618; 738 Greenville | 3,572 1,010 788 2,398 ! 1,174 " Horry I 1,640 406 773, l,179j| 461 . Kershaw '. 2,743 1,406 329 1,735. 1,008 , Lancaster 2,103 868 780 1,648' 458 1 Laurens. 4,119 1,901 1 137 3,038 1,081 ? Lexington.. 2,595 1,105 569 1,674 921 r Marion 3*741 1,588 1,565 3,1511 590 Marlboro' 2^2)3 1,258 435 1,693, 520 Newberry 3,193 2,049 802 2,85ll 642 . Oconee 1.603 487 627 1,114; 489 Orangeburg.... 5,159 2,957 1,167 4,124 1,035 3 Pickens., 1,325 391 434 825 500 ? Richland'. *. 4,628 2,501 1,284 3,749 879 ' Spartanburg 4,449 1,430 1,983 3,413: 1,036 1 Sumter..... 5,157 3,426 482 3,908; 1,249 Union 3,383 1,490 771 2,261 1,122 3 Williamsburg 2,689! 1,644 290 1,834 755 j York 4,233; 1,933 1,576 3^ 724 t Total 123,597 70^758|27,268.98|o46l 35,551 Official. LOUIS V. CAZIARC, * I ' A. A. A. General. Mr. Chase's Position. : 1 The newspapers have had inueh to say re^ ?Afrt?An/ui tko nnlitioal rmuifinr* nf WIIU^ mm lUQlCUVg IV V.UV pvilVlVMi pvu.v.vM v. " Chief Justice Chase. Mr. Halstead, editor of 2 the Cincinnati Commercial, which is supposed to speak for the Chief Justioe if any paper does, re3 cently visited Washington, and while there wrote r for his journal a letter, from which we take the 3 following paragraph: "That Mr. Chase is not in thorough accord with s the Republican party or organization, as it is dow conducted, has been very positively stated, and it is true. In the first place, he is not an vmpeacher, and that is now the highest test of partisan fidelity. Then- he believes in the doctrine of universal amnesty and impartial suffrage, and that that is r the true and sure and safe basis of reconstruction. He is then of opinioathat there should be an end V restrictive legislation and military rule in the ' South. He believes, too, that the Southern masters are making a lamentable mistake in declining political fellowship with the freedmen: that the most certain and speedy exit from their troubles would be found in wisely conciliating the blacks and making them, as they might be made, the faithful " friends of the South, which needs but kindly rela* tions between the races and the return of peaceful industry to stand up redeemed and regenerated.? I presume that if such a miracle should occur as that Mr. Chase were nominated by the Rcpubli3 cans at Chicago, or the Democrats at New York, for the Presidency, upon a platform that was in 1 his judgment a declaration of sound principles, he would not decline the nomination." \ "The Alta Vela Affair." i In the proceedings of Congress and the ImI peachment Court, frequent reference is made to i the "Alta Vela affair." In order that the reader i may understand the matter, we clip the following . explanatory paragraph from an exchange: i "On the impeachment of the President, Hon. p Jeremiah S. Black, a Pennsylvania jurist of acknowledged ability and force, was at once retained as one of Mr. Johnson's counsel. At the eleventh1 ? hour, however, he deserted his client It seems 3 that when Mr. Black was a member of the Cabi, net, a claim was submitted to his department re, lating to the right of certain Baltimoreans to dig , guano in the island of Alta Vela. As the island [ belongs indubitably to St. Uomingo, and as Mr. ' Black was not at all interested in the claim, he r very properly reported against it Subsequently, * however, he did become interested,"and tne then 5 Secretary of State (Mr. Seward) again reporting . against the claim, this time submitted by the virtuous Black himself, the latter appealed to the 1 President, who, after a thorough examination of the claim in concert with the Secretary, tracing i the history of the island back to its discovery by , Columbus, came to the conclusion that the matter i was too clear to be disputed, and that the title of St. Domingo was unquestionable. It is said that . Mr. Black then urged the President to send a shipof-war to Aha Vela to dispossess the owners of the island, whereupon Mr, Johnson inquired whether 1 he, Judge Black, one of the President's counsel I against impeachment, desired the President to 5 commit a "high crime" deserving impeachment? ? The question was a stunner. Black took his reEulse in high dudgeon, and incontinently resigning is position as counsel for the President, at once transferred himself and his guano claim to the i keeping of the impeachment managers, who agreed 1 to put the claim through Congress." - Washington Rumors. A special Washington correspondent of the I Charleston Netos, furnishes the following batch of ) rumors and speculations as to the hopes and de' signs of the Radicals, in the event of the convic5 tion of President Johnson : Washington,. May 1.?In outside circles it is s the opinion that the President has now a good t chance of being acquitted, or at least of escaping 3 with a reprimand jbut the Radicals still keep their heads up aud declare that the "traitor Johnson" will be removed in less than ten days. They are r not as cautious as they were, and have let slip sev eral things which indicate the policy they intend i to pursue. As General Sickles was a martyr to the cause, he t will, as soon as Mr. Wade takes possession of the } White House, be returned to the command of your district, and, for the same reason, General Sheridan will be sent back to Louisiana. The Radicals J do not intend that military rule shall soon cease, and say that they will keep military commanders 1 and large detachments of troops in the South for * at least two years. 1 When the Cabinet has been reconstructed, the > South will be attended to, and those who know Mr. Wade best, assert positively that he will advise harsh and vindictive measures being taken in those t States which have rejected the Radical constitui tions. There is some talk of pushing through the trial > of Mr. Davis in a manner similar to that in which ' impeachment has been conducted, and some of the 1 more moderate Radicals think that Mr. Davis i would do well to forfeit his bail and leave, the Uni' ted States at once. It is also said that the South ern leaders who have made themselves particularly ' obnoxious to the ruling party, by their persistent ' opposition to the unconstitutional action of Con' gress, will be banished the country. All talk of 1 Stevens' confiscation scheme has died out, and you ' have nothing to fear on that subject. i * The Times' Washington special says Wade i will return Sheridan to New Orleans; McCulloch ' will go to New York to reside; Welles will remain in Washington; Seward will go to Auburn, and Senator Fessenaen will probably have the mission to England. , , . CHESTER CONTRIBUTORIAL. I BY WM. H. BKAWLKY. CHESTER, 8. C., MAY 5, 1808. PER80HAL. Our absence during the past two weeks has prevented our usual contributions from this place; ; and our occupation in Court to-day precludes our < attention to this duty, which we hope hereafter to ; perform with more regularity. THE DISTRICT COURT. i In all probability, the present session of the Dis- i trict Court will be the last It will be a matter of regret to the Bar and to the people of the District, ; that so able, upright and efficient a Magistrate as Judge McLure, should, by the destruction of the Court, be withdrawn from a position which he has illustrated by his learning and by his zeal for the preservation of order and the administration of justice. There are several cases of considerable interest, which will be heard during the present term, and mono Aonooa on^ moori will Kp disposed of, His Honor wishing to clear away the rubbish before vacating' his chair. "A HAPPY. FAMILY." In obedience to the call of the District Central Conservative Committee, a very large number pf the citizens of the District convened at the Court House on Monday last. The colored population also participated largely in the meeting. On motion of Hon. James Hemphill, the Hon. S. McAliley was called to the Chair, and Wm. H. Brawley, Esq., requested to act as Secretary. Mr. McAliley stated the object of the meeting to be the selection and nomination of the most suitable persons to fill the various District offices, and urged, warmly, the necessity of choosing those men who would, with justice and honesty, execute the laws. Col. John A. Bradley, Sr., moved that the chair appoint a Committee of sixteen, irrespective of race or color, to nominate the District officers, and the following geutlemen were appointed : John A. Bradley, Sr., James Atkinson, Jr., W. T. D. Cowsar, Joseph A. Wylie, Edward Shannon, John S. Wilsoa, H. C. Brawley, Thos. C. Howze, Kev. Barney Burton, Rev. Barney Humphries, Julius Carrol, Gilman Hemphill, Anonymous Lee, Lucius Windbush, Thomas Wright, Malachi ftrftVKnn. The eight last named are colored men. Upon the retirement of the Committee for consultation, various speculations were rife as to the probable action of the Committee. It was stated by some, that all of the colored men were united on a ticket composed of a few white men, who had recently joined the League for the purpose of getting those offices, and the impression gained ground rapidly that the white people had been "sold." These fears were set at rest, however, by the return of the Committee with the following nomina tion: Probate Judge?J. H. McDANIEL. Sheriff"?Jons W. Walker. Clerk of Court?W. McC. CHAMBERS. Coroner?Dr. Eli Cornwell. Superintendent of Schools?E. Livingston. County Commissioners?Maj. J. G. LoWRY, John Simpson, C. W. McFaddewt The Chairman of the Committee stated that the nomination was unanimous, and it was approved by the meeting, without a dissenting voice. The nominees are all white men of character and honesty. Some exceptions might be made on the score of efficiency, but taking everything into consideration, a better selection could not be expected. If they are elected we think that the peace and harmorty of the District will be preserved. This action of the people of the District is a vast step towards an acceptance of-the situation by the white population. What will be the ultimate result of it, it will be difficult to say. We hope that peace and securiylriirbe thereby attained. THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION. The editor of the Charlottesville Chronicle, who was himself a member of the body, furnishes the following racy "pen and ink sketch" of several of the members of the Virginia Convention: We do not suppose such a collection of vagabonds was ever assembled before?not including among them, of course, the Conservatives and the niggers. There was a greater variety of rascality than we could have conceived in the same room.? At the penitentiary and at Newgate the convicts are, for the most part, confined separately; but in the Convention there was a congregation of villainous aspects?a blaze of sinister physiognomy? which made an uncomfortable impression like the glow of the Tartarus-like furnaces of the Tredegar Iron Works. Tho whole scene looked like a nightmare?an assemblage of imps, and ghouls, and sharpers, making a Constitution. Underwood was horrible to look at?resembling a great sallow toad that had been out to dine with a buzzard. Bight in the centre of the hall you see Bayne?a thorough nigger. Indeed, we know that if we had met Bayne in the tropics, up in a cocoanut tree, we should have stated without hesitation that we had seen an ape. He rises to speak on the judiciary question. The heavy, red-faced man with that sinister, diabolical grin on his' countenance is Bowden. of Norfolk. He gets up to a "pint of order." Joe Mayse (of Bath) remarked of olaBowden that1 "he never rose except to a pint of order, and never left the hall except for xpiiit ofwJriskey." He was accurate. Bowden is a very bad uian?an uncle of the little attorney-general. He is uncle-inlaw to the biggest rascal perhaps in the bodythat is Porter, of Norfolk (representing Chesterfield). Both of these creatures voted for mixed public schools; both for the test oath. They hate each other?all of the Radicals hate each other.? Porter is the author of the homestead provision. When he speaks, he reminds you of a force-pump, with very little water in the well. He has some smartness, knows a little law, is intensely vulgar, and has determined to go the whole figure. He aspires to the bench of the Court of Appeals, to Congress, to the Attorney-Generalship, and to the gubernatorial choir. That little vagabond right under the President's chair (to the left) is Hine?a Yankee, of course. Hinc is as smart as a steel trap. When he speaks he does not move at all?he stands like a pump, and the words flow monotonously through his nose. He has not a particle of feeling. He would bring' in a proposition to-morrow, if ne thought it would pass, in the same cold, imperturbable^ nasal tone, to cut of the thumbs and great toes of all the males in the State under sixty, unless they could take the iron-clad oath; ana reserving the chance to prosecute them for perjury if they swore falsely. . On the right of tne main aisle, just after you enter the hall, is Hawxhurst, the favorite of the Albemarle negroes for Governor. He speaks through his nose like Hine, and gives a sort of trumpeting groan at the close of every two or three sentences?tne combined progeny of the Quaker preacher and the Long Island Yankee. He is a man, however, of first-rate sense ; a Radical on Sstem?an earnest knave?unlike Porter in this. e is a large man, with gray hair, and a dish-face, lives in Alexandria, and ran a saw-mill until he turned statesman. That little read-headed fellow 'way over to the right, who has just gotten up, and is rocking and making the curve with his right hand, is Maddox. They say he has never settled in the State. He was elected from Chesterfield. They call him "the tilter." Kennerley, of Warren, gave him that name. He said he reminded him of one of these ! little sand-pikers one sees on the margin of a pond : tilting up ana aown. ne is not more tnan tweniyLewis Lindsey sits to the left of the Chair. He has the voice of a trumpet; and the Conservatives are delighted when he rises, maugre his insolence. You can hear him a mile, and as he is a gjeat fool, and uses words utterly at random, the effect is irresistible. See how Scott laughs now?Lewis has 1'ust exploded some terrible thought, and, taking , lis seat, rocks himself about thirty seconds in a spirit of universal grandeur, like the settling of a l coil of wire that somebody has trod on. Right by him is Jones (negro), pf Greensville. He wants nine-and-thirty. He is up all the time explaining his vote, ana complaining generally. ] The most elegant nigger in the Convention is Bland, of Prince Edward. He feally speaks with considerable con-ectness, has an excellent manner. ! and a good voice. He is about twenty-six, ana ] has the assurance of Bayne, with decidedly less sense. Hunnicutt is not in his seat When in the Con- I vention he has no Bpecial influence, bat speaks better than most of his side. ? COLUMBIA CONTBIBUTOBIAI BY JA8. WOOD DAYIDSOy. COLUMBIA, SOUTH OABOLIIA, 4TH MAT, 1868. * ' The Legislature. The new Legislature is to meet in Janney's Hall? aear the Post Office. It is where the negro convention met a year ago. Politics. The formation of a Democratic Club of Negroes, in Columbia, numbering, the first evening, forty members, is a noteworthy fact in the history of the times. Pleasant Goode is President, he being the leading spirit of this cause. The jubilant Radicals are already looking grave over the prospects?forty acres and a mule are dissolving into thin air. At the University. Prof. Sachtleben delivered a lecture upon the 2nd Part of Goethe's Faust, on Wednesday night of last week. That quintessence of German mys* ucism was naoaiea vrita marked ability; ana even those who did not go the Lecturer's length of admiration for the poem, were grateful to him for a handsome and instructive lecture. The next lecture in the course will be delivered ou the 7th instant, by Prof John Le Conte, on Astronomy. . The Charities. The Ladies' Industrial Association is an organisation of which we have hitherto made favorable mention. In the interests of this body, a committee of ladies gave last week?Thursday and Friday?entertainments in the form of elegant and not over-costly suppers. The occasions passed off as usual, we believe; the hall being orowded with visitors anxious to do something and able to do but a little. We have not yet heard the general results; but it is to be hoped- that a good round sum will be realized. Theatricals. We have two dramatic associations in Columbia, that keep alive the interest of our sight-seeing people. . One?the Southern Dramatics?is under the management of Mr.Bailey, of North Carolina; and is made up of residents of this city. They give exhibitions generally once or twice a week ; and are meeting with a fair measure of success. They charge only a quarter for admission, which is sensible and suitable to the times. The other is known on its handtf Is as the H. Y. M; and is made up, we understand, entirely of 'the soldiers on duty at this post Their charge, we believe, is also a quarter. What their success is we are not able to say; but presume that it is fair, as they keep up a brisk fire, giving an exhibition or two every week, and have been doing so for some months. For the YorkvlUe Enquirer. ' ROCK HILL CONSERVATIVE MEETING. . i A meeting of the citizens of Bock Hill and vi unity, tor tue purpose ui organizing a i/outteryative Union Club, was held at that place on Saturday, 2nd instant?Col. J. W. Rawlinson in the CBair; J. Lawrenoe Moore, Secretary. On the recommendation of a committee appointed for the purpose, the following gentlemen were chosen permanent officers of the Club: President?Dr. J. A. Walker. Vice- Presidents?Dr. R, H. Hope, CoL L. P. Sadler. Secretaries?Dr. J. H. Witherepoon, Allen Jones. Treasurer?W. L. Koddey. On motion, a Committee of ten was appointed to draft a Constitution, to be submitted at the next meeting, consisting of Dr. E. T. Avery, R, H. Hope, E. R. Mills, W. L, Roddey, Jredell Jones, James Bynum, C. J. Pride, L. P. Sadler, N. A. Steele, Peter Garrison. * On motion, the Chairman was a4ded to the Committee. The following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That the nominations made at Yorkville, for District officers, meet our hearty approval ; that they are, one and all eminently qualified for the duties to be assigned, and we pledge them the united support of the members of the Rock Hill Conservative CJub. The Club then adjourned, to meet again at Rook Hill, on Saturday, the 9th instant, at 12 o'clock, M., at which time all .persons favoring the object are respectfully invited to attend. J. W. RAWLINSON, Chairman. J. Lawrence Moore, Secretary. RESULT OF THE ELECTION. On Saturday last, General Can by issued an order giving the result of the recent election in this State for the Legislature and State officers, and on the question of the adoption of the Constitution. We extract so much of the order as is of general interest: Governor, R. K. Scott; Lieutenant-Governor, Lemnel Boozer: Adintant and Inspector-General. Franklin J. Moses, Jr.; Secretary or State, Francis L. Cardoza; Comptroller-General, J, L. Neagle; Treasurer, Niles G-. Parker; Attorney-General, D. H. Chamberlain ; Superintendent of;Education, Justus K. Jillson. Senate?Abbeville: Valentine Young. Barnwell: Charles P. Leslie. Beanfort: Jonathan J. Wright Charleston: D. T. Corbin, Richard H. Cain. Colleton: Wra. R. Hoyt Clarendon: Elias E. Dickson. Chester: Lucius Windbush. Chesterfield: R. J. Donaldson. Darlington: B. F. Whittetaore. Edgefield: Frank Arnim. Fairfield : James M. Rutland. Georgetown: Joseph H. Rainey* Greenville: James M. Allen. Horry : H. Ruck. Kershaw: Justus JRL Jillson.? Laurens: Young J. P. Owens, Lexington. E. 9J.Hayes. Marlboro': Henry J. Maxwell Newberry: Charles W. Montgomery. Oconee: D. Bieman. Orangeburg: Benjamin Jff. Randolph. (Burnt DistrictT Pickens: T. A. Rodgere. Roland: Wm. B. Nash. Spartanbure: Joel Foster.; Sumter: T. J. Coghlan. Union: Hiram W. Duncan. Williamsburg: Stephen A. Swails. York: Wm. E. Rose. House op Representatives. ?Abbeville; Geo, DusenberTy, T. B. Millford, Hutson J. Lomax, James Martin, Richard M. Valentine. Barnwell: W. J. Mixson, R. B. Elliott, Charles D. Havne, Benjamin F. Perry, James N. Hayne, JuliusMayer. Beaufort: William J. Whipper, Carlos J. Stolbrahd, Philip E. Ezekiel, Robert Smalls, George A. Bennett, Charles S. Kuh, William C. Morrison. Charleston: Robert C. DeLarge, Alonzo J. Ransier, Reuben Tomlinson, William H. W. Gray, Benjamin A. Boseman, George Bee, Benjamin F. Jackson, Joseph H. Jenks, William McIGnlav, F. J. Moses, Jr., William J. Brodie, John B. Dennis, John B. Wright William B. Jervey, Abraham Smith, Samuel Johnson, Stephen Brown, Edward Mackey. Chester: Barney Humphries, Sancho Sanders, Barney Burton. Chesterfield: H. L. Shrewsbury, D. J. J. Johnson. . ' Cl&rendon: Powell Smythe, William Nelson. Colleton: W. M. Thomas. Henrv James, Thom as Richardson, George Mclntire, William Dnffie. Darlington: John JBoston, Alfred Rush, G. Holliman, Jordan Lang. Edgefield: T. Root, David Harris, Samuel J. Lee, John Wooley, Prince R Rivers, John Gard-. ner, Lorenzo Cain. Fairfield: Lewis W. Duvall, Henry Johnson, Henry Jacobs. Georgetown: Henry W. Webb, Franklin F. Miller, William H. Jones. Greenville: Samuel Tinsley, John B. Hyde, Wilson Cook, W. A. Bishop. Horry: Zadock Bullock, W. W. Walker. Kershaw: John A. Chestnut, Sol G. W. Dill, lonas W. Nash. . Laurens: Griffin Johnson, Wade Rerrin, Joseph Crewsj Harry McDnniek Lexington: G. A. Lewie, H. W. Purvis. Marlboro': T. B. Stubs, John G. Grant Newberry: Joseph Boston, James Hutson, Jaa. Eenderson. Ooonee: 0. M. Doyle, W. C. Keith. Orangeburg: W. J. McKitlay, Thaddeos K. sas^ortas, Francis DeMare, Edwin J. Cain, James Pickens: William T. Field. Richland: Samuel B. Thompson, Williams Simons, Charles M. Wilder. JEbop Good son. Sportaburg: Samuel Littlmohn, Robert M. Smith, Ivan Briant, Claude C. Turner. Sumter: John H. Feriter, William R Johnson, James Smiley, Barrel James. Union: Samuel Nuckles, June Mobley, Simon Farr. / T. , ^ Williamsburg: Charles H. Pettingill, Robert F. Scott, Jeffrey Pendergrass. "" YoHc: J. u.^While, P. J. O'ConneH, John W. Mead, J. L. Neagts.--- - First Congressional District: B. F. Whittemore Second Congressional District: C. C. Bowen. Third Congressional District: Simeon Corley. Fourth Congressional District: James H. Goss. Members of Congress at Large: J. P. M. Epping and Elias E. Dickson. J Under the provisions of the ordinance adopted by the Convention, the General Assembly meets at Columbia on Tuesday, the 12th dav of May, 1868; and unless otherwise directed bv law, the officers of the Executive Department or the State, elected under the hew Constitution, wilTqualify and enter upon the duties of the offices to which they have been electedt on the tenth day after the approval of the Constitution by the Congress of the United States, unless that day should mil on Sunday, and then on thff next succeeding day. Under the requirements of the ninth Section of the law of July 23, 1867^ amendatory of the law of March 2, 1867, "to provide for the more efficient government of the rebel States," the officers elect, both of the legislative and executive departments, will, before entering upon the discharge of the duties of their offices, take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the law of July 2; 1862, "to preecribe an oath of office and for other purposes." This oath will be taken in duplicate; one to be filed in the offioe of the Secretary of State fbr the State of South Carolina,- and the other to be forwarded to If any of the State officers elected under the new Constitution are disqualified by the third Section J of the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, known as Article XIV, or are unable to take the oath prescribed by the law of Joly2dr1862, they will not be allowed to discharge any official functions until the disability has been removed by the Congress of the United States, or unless the oath of office required by the ninth section of the above-cited law shall have previously been dispensed with by law, or unless the said ninth section shall have become inoperative by the fact that the people of the State have been declared by law to he entitled to representation in the Congress of the United States. . political'items. * ?The North Carolina Conservative papers lay the blame of the defeat of then-party, and the ratification of the constitution, upon the western counties of the State, where there are comparatively few negroes. It is most unfortunate that there should be such diverse interests and feelings among the people of the same State. ? The Washington correspondent of the Chicago Times says y "The question of the VicePresidency has virtually settled down, so far as the Republicans are concerned, to- a contest between Wade and Colfax, with the chances in favor of the former if the President is convicted, and of the latter if the President is acquitted. So far as elected, Wade counts on the delegates from Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas and California entire, \ and several of those from Michigan and New Jersey; iir all 134. Colfax daimsIndiana. New Jersey, and Michigan -solid, and parts of Tennes- . see sua Missouri; in all 52. Wilson expects nearly all the New England States. Should Pennsylvania and New York cast their strength for Waae, after complimentary votes for Fenton and Curtin, he would oe nominated." ? A Washington letter says: "On the morning of the recent election in Chicago the Radical organs made the moat earnest appeals to their partisans to turn out, and urged that it would never do to allow the National Republican Convention to bo held in a 'Copperhead' city. The Chicago . Tribune said that#* Chicago went that day, the whole Southwest'Would go in November next When the news quae here on Thursday that the Democrats had gained.the day, the Radical Congressmen from Illinois^would not believe.it at first, and only gave in on the most convincing nwwvfa Thft ituilimtfl >w lrforlo *?ratin?-tA fVro feci that there is not so: much magic in Grant's name as they imagined.. Hey emblazoned his picture on their tickets in New Hampshire and Connecticut, and the results were hot very encouraging, when it was claimed that the West would go for him in a whiriwiqg of enthusiasm: ahc I yet man important election in the metropolitan city of his own State his party are overwhelmingly beaten,j and this in the face of the fact that they have triumphed at all the elections in that city for years past . . ? Illinois js doing noble work for the Democracy. At Pekin the Democrats carried every ward, and made a gun of three hundred. On the same day, Bloomington, heretofore the nursery of Radicalism, elected a Democratic mayor by & majority of two hundred and thirty-five. At Qojnqy an exciting canvass closed by the election of a Democratic mayor, by a majority of about a thousand?a gain of more than three hundred. ? The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald telegraphs to that journal that the . Congressional Democratic Executive Committee I have unanimously passed resolutions requesting the Democratic National Committee to reconsider their previous action, and issue a call for the Pros- ' idential Nominating Convention to meet in New York early ih June, instead of on the 4th of July, as now arranged for. This was done because there was a general feeling that the day of meeting previously fixed was too distant, ana that the political necessities of the Democratic party demand an Pr declaration of principles and nomination of dates for President and Vice-President. * . THE IMPEACHMpVT TKIAL. Washington, April 27.?The impeachment element appears less confident to-day than daring the last week. In the Court iof Impeachment, af4AW nairUM 1 nwiriAmfiATiD flffurthnn +Via finnl AwmmAnl ici OQvgicu piuyvoiwviw tiutvuug uuw aixuiucuu by senators had been rejected, By votes indicating that the majority desired to push the trial to a speedy conclusion, the whole subject was postponed * until after the argument was concluded. Stevens proceeded with his speech, which lasted, about twenty minutes,, when he broke down. Butler read the balance of his remarks. The speech was vindictive, and narrated the position of senators on the Tenme-of-Offioe bill, at length. Senators could not excuse its violation. The speech was exceedingly bitter and quite strong. Manager Williams succeeded, and will occupy part of to- * morrow. ,. ^ a v. 'After the Court adjourned, the Senate received several executive: messages and adjourned. Washington, April 28.?The Impeachment Court continued. The following is the text of Sumner's proposition: "Whereas, it is provided in the Constitution of the United States that in a trial of impeachment, no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of+he members present: but this requirement of two-thirds is not extended to the judgment on such trials, which remains subject to the general law that a majority prevails. - Therefore, in order to remove any donbl therefrom, be it ordered that any question wliich may arise with regard to the judgment, shall be determined by a majority of the members present" The following is among the sentences of Manager Williams' speech: "Look at the bloody counsel of New Orleans, and show mercy to loyalty and innocence, and not to treason." After Williams concluded, Butler explained the manager's connection with the Alta Vela affair, alluding to Nelson's reference thereto. Butler said it was not onlv a suppression of truth, but a suggestion of falsehood. Nelson replied that this was not the time to measure characters with But ler. This could be done at some other time, and Mr. Nelson did not think he would suffer from the comparison. Considerable excitement ensued.? Logamwanted to say something, but Senator Conk- J ling, who was sitting near him, said: "General, . be quiet," and the affair subsided with much suppressed wrath. Mr. Evarts then commenced, and his first accents hushed the excited assemblage. Evarts spoke until the adjournment, and will resume tomorrow. A synopsis of his speech is utterly impossible. Alluding to the parties to the trial?to the House as the accuser; to the President as the accused; to the Senate as jurors, and the Chief Justice as the presiding judge?the speaker said: "We want no volunteers. Let no one raise so much as a little finder to jostle the combatants. Arguing the judicial character of the proceedings, he said that to the managers who professed to speak in behalf of all the people, he would reply in one sentence, representing but one voice, "Thou sbalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." / Washington, April 29.?Sumner moved a ressolution of censure against Nelson for language likely to provoke a duel. Several objections were made to Nelson's producing a letter dated March 9th, with Butler's and Logan's signatures regarding the "Altavela." Butler desired to see the letters, but Nelson required some pledge that they, would be returned. Chase made some objection, when Nelson said he would prefer depositing them with the Secretary of the Senate, who coula show them to Butler. Here'the matter stopped, and