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VOTITME VI.-NUMBER 786J.
CHARLESTON, S. C., TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1868.
[EIGHTEEN CENTS A WEEK
BY TELEGKAPH.
LATEST NEWS PROM WASHINGTON'.
IMPEACHMENT CARRIED IN THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES.
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE WAR OFFICE.
STANTON ?STILL HOLDS OUT.
WASHINGTON, February 24-1 P. M.-There
ia comparative quiet fiia morning and nc. moro
war talk. An application has been made for a
writ of quo icarranto against Stanton.
Tho House is now debating the impeachment
resolution. Its passage is still regarded as
cerrain.
A t half-past ten o'clock, this morning, Gene?
ral Thomas went to the War Department, or?
dered Stanton to vacate, and demanded thc
mails. Stanton again refused. Thomas then
went to tho Adjutant-Gpneral's office, but issu
*" ed nj orders. Neither party has as yet issued
any order that requires recognition hy the
other departments.
Ssnator Morton, of Indiana, is positively re?
ported as saying that his party (the Republi?
cans) could not stand tho pressure, aud that
tho present feelings and purposes of the
House could not be sustained.
[SECOND DISPATCH.]
WASHINGTON, February 24-6 P. M.-IN THE
SENATE to-day the business was unimportant.
IN THE HOUSE the session was cut up by
speeches of three to twenty minutes. Tho
remarks were generally crude, intended fur
the emergency and generally explaining pre?
determined votes.
The impeachment resolution was passed hy
a strict patty vote, e^ept Stewart, of New
York, and Carey, of Ol .o, who voted with the
Democrats. The committee to announce to
the Senato the action of the House relative to
impeachment are Messrs. Stevens and Bing?
ham. The committee to preparo articlos of
impeachment are Messrs. Boutwell, Stevens.
Bingham, Wilson, Logan, Julian and Ward.
Thic committee have power to send for persons
and papers. The most profound silence pre?
vailed in the House after the announcement of
tho vote on impeachment, and an adjournment
immediately took place.
The following is telegraphed as a specimen
of to-day's speeches-Mr. Payne, who had tho ;
? floor, said : "I yield two minutes to the gen?
tleman from Indiana, Mr. Shanks." Mr.
Shanks said :
"Mr. Speaker, my opinion is that, in this
emergency, this house should speak but one
word and strike but one blow; and I desire
that the blow should come first. I am tired,
sir, of this protracted discussion, which post?
pones an hour that which tho people havo long
desired to see. 1 am in favor of tho official
death of Andrew Johnson, and t hink wo should
vote this impeachment without debate. I am
not surprised that ono who commenced his
career in drunkenness, should end it in crime."
It is stated that Mr. Mcculloch will not rc
cogizj Stanton's official requisitions.
WASHINGTON, February 24.-Stanton to-day
said that he wished the reporters would let j i
bini alone. Thc day closed with Stanton dining I ;
at the War Office with Chandler und other/. j I
The President took his dinner as usual. :
Thomas was at his home, and everything was
quiet.
The President is reported to have said that i
ne recognized no one but General Thomas as <
Secretary of War, and meant to recognize no ?
one else. Ho concluded tho iutcrview by say?
ing, "God and tho American peoplo would |
moko all right and save our institutions."' ?
The President appends to his ruessago norn- I
inating Ewing as Secretary of War the as6er- 1
tion that he has not violated, nnd will not vio?
late, the Tenure of Office or any other law, and I
argues elaborately his right, even under that
law, to remove Stanton and oppoint an ad inle
ji r<m Secretary.
The Feeling in New York.
NEW YORK, February 24.-The following doc?
ument has been receiving signatures in this
city: "Thc undersigned are desirous of form?
ing a Bene.3 of associations in support of thc
policy of Andrew Johnson, and uro willing to
resort to arms to repel any revolutionary at?
tempts to overthrow the lawtul and constitu?
ai authority of tho Chief Executive of thc na?
tion." _ _
Oar European Dispatches.
[BY ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.]
LONDON, February 24-Evening.-Consols
92$. Bonds 71j.
LTVEBPOOL, February 24-Noon.-Cotton dull;
BaleB 10,000 bales; prices declined; Uplands 9jd.;
Orleans iud.
Two P. M.-Cotton hoavy and declined; Up?
lands 9$a9jd.; to arrive 9?d.; Orleans 9$al0d.
Evening.-Cotton closed dull; Uplands 9$d.;
to arrive 9?d.; Orleans 9|d.: sales 8000 bales.
Breadstufls closed quiet. Turpentine advanced
to 34s. Cd._
The Reconstruction Convention*.
VIRGINIA.
RICHMOND, Februar y 2L-Tho day was con?
sumed in the discussion of the suffrage ques?
tion. Thc announcement of the impeachment
was received with demonstrations both on the
floor and in tho gallarles, which was checked
by the Chair.
NORTH CAROLINA.
RALEIGH, February 24.-The question of im?
migration was discussed, and it was proposed j
to establish a bureau with au ajjent of immi?
gration at New York. The balance of tho day
?was consumed in arguments on the suffrage
question.
GEORGIA.
AUGCSTA, February 24-In accord with tho
resolutions of the convention, GenerRl Meade
orders that imprisonment for debt is prohibi?
ted, and hereafter no bail precess shall be
issued out of the Stu to Courts, and all persons
imprisoned for debt shall be immediately dis?
charged. This order is to remain in force
until the election for tho constitution shall i
take place, or until fuxiher orders from Head?
quarters.
FLORIDA.
TALLAHASSEE, February 21.-Thc conven?
tion to-day adopted the constitution, and it will
bo signed to-morrow, r.ttor which ?he body will
adjourn. Universal suffrage is declared. No
proscription ai d no test oaths. Foreigners ore
made voter J on a declaration of their inten?
tion to become citizens. An educational suf?
frage qua'i.?cation is provided for iiflor thc
year 1880.
LOUISIANA.
NEW ORLEANS, February 24.-The business
dono in the convention to-day was uuiuipor- :
tant.
AIT 1rs in Virginia.
RICHMOND, February 24.- Notwithstanding
tho snow and rain to-day the sidewalks in thc ?
vicinity of the newspaper offices wcro crowded 1
by persons waiting for end discussing tho ..ows j
from Washington.
In the Circuit Court to-day, in a suit for a
draft drawn here on a New Orleans house,
! while that city was in possession of the Fede?
ral troops, the Judge decided that contracts
made when pal Mes reside in cities occupied by
difforent annie i in time of war, were null and
void.
! Robbert? a In montgomery, Ala.
MONTGOMERY, February 24.-A gang of bur?
glars have been at work in this place for a
week. Nearly every house in the city has been
entered, and jewelry, watches and money
stolen. They undertook yesterday to blow open
a vault in a banking office. Three of the gang,
wbite men and strangers, have been arrested,
and are now in jail. ' The stolen property has
been identified upon them. They are part of
a gang now operating in Mobile and other
cities.
Market Reports.
NEW YOLK, February 24-Noon.-Flour un?
changed. Wheat lc. better. Corn lc. better.
Mess Pork $24 25. Lard 4c. better. Cotton
lower at 23. Turpentine 72a75. Rosin firm, at
$4 for Common; Strained $3 40a350. Sterling
10. Gold 43j.
Evening.-Cotton dull and heavy, fully one
cent lower; sales 4000 bales at 23c. Flour-low
crrades firmer, medium and good unchanged;
Southern moro active at $10al5. Wheat mod?
erately active at tbo noon's advance. Corn
Mixed Tennessee $1 21al 23. MeBS Pork, now,
$24 80; old, $23 62. Lard 14?al6c. Groceries
firm and quiet. Turpentine 71a73c. Rosin
$3 30a7. Pre g hts active; on cotton, by steam,
Ja7-16c; on grain, by steam, 10c; by sail 8Jc.
Governments closed weak and dull. '62 cou?
pons HU. Gold, after selling at 44, closed at
42^42$. Sterling 9J.
CINCINNATI, February 24.-Flour firm and in
fair demand. Corn in good demand at 82c.
Mess Pork $25. Shoulders ll ?c. Clear Sides
144c Lardl5Jc
ST. Loris, February 24.-Clear Sides 14^a
14?c Shoulders lOJallc.
AUGUSTA, February 24.-The cotton market
is easier; sales 610 bales; receipts 760 bales.
Middlings 20?c.
SAVANNAH, February 24.-Cotton opened with
a moderate demand; Middlings 2Ha22c. Sales
1440 bales. Recoipts 4S12 bales.
MOBILE, February 24_The market closed
dull. Sales 1200 bales. Middlings 20$a21 cts.
Receipts 6032 bales. Exports 6005.
NEW (JBLEANS, Febmary 24.-Cotton dull
and depressed; Middlings 21ja2Ljc; sales 2800
bales; receipts 5493: exports 3595. SI erling 58
a62?. Sight Exchange on New York ? psr
cent, discount. Gold 43$. Molasses 65a80c.
WILMINGTON, February 24.-Turpentine ad?
vanced to 70c Rosin firm; common $2 50;
strained $2 60; No. 2, $2 75; low No. 1, $3. Tar
firm at $2 35. Cotton steady; Middlings 21c
THE CONVENTION.
CONVENTION HELD HY AUTHORITY OF THE
RECONSTRUCTION LAWS OF CONGRESS,
TO FRAME A STATE CONSTITUTION
FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
THIRTY-THIRD DAY.
Tho pressure upon our columns to-day will
not pormit tho publication of our accustomed i
report of tho jiroceedings. Nor were they, in 1
tho main, of a sufficiently general cbnracter to j
interest our readers. <
Tho following important ordinance, however, 1
was reported by B. F. Randolph, from tho Com?
mittee on Miscellaneous Provisions of the Con- <
jtitution, and made a special order for Satur- 1
lay :
Bo it ordained, &c, That equity and justice j
demand 101 the children of this State, in all ,
cases where real estate was transferred, cither
at public Bale or otherwise, for Confederate se?
curities or currency durinp tho war, said trans- ?
fer, uo matter by whom made, shall bo abso?
lutely null aud void, wherever based upon such
security; and tho original owners and guardi- J
ans may enter upon and take possession of
such real estate in behalf of said minor chil?
dren, unless the same is paid for in the cur- ,
roney of the United States.
Mr. A. C. Richmond presented a petition ?
praying tbojconvention to arrest the execution '
of tho sentence of death upon Benjamin Ho- (
gan, a colored man, convicted of arson at tho ,
last Court of General Sessious in Charleston. .
The petition was referred to the Committee on
Petitions.
B. F. Randolph presented the petition of
Thomas Owings, convicted of felony in Lau
reus D.strict, asking thc convention to recom?
mend thc removal of his political disabilities. 1
Referred to the Committee on Petitions.
E. W. IL Mackey offered a resolution, which
waa adopted, to appoint a special committee ot ,
nine to dratt an ordinance prescribing th* j
modo and providing for the election ot State
officers.
The convention then proceeded to discuss
the first and second clauses of thc Executive
article of tho constitution. Along and ani?
mated debate took place on the proposition to .
strike out tho provision requiring four years' j
residenco as a qualification for the governor,
and to insert two years, the object, as it wse
liveried, being to afford an opportunity to ar y
Northern niau who might be uomiuatod to run 1
fer tho office. ,
Tho purpose of putting a United States ofii- 1
cur in nomination was stronal*: hint?fl*Lln the
course ot the debate, and "here is nodou'ot
that some political combinations are on foot to 1
bring out additional candidates.
'.tho convention adjourned without disposme
of all the amendments to tho bcction offend,
so that thu consideration ol' the subject will bo
resumed this morning.
BETTER PROTECTION OF STEERAGE PASSEN?
GERS.-The Secretary of the Treasury, in a
communication to tho United States Senate,
respectfully UTRCS upon the attention of Con?
gress tho necessity of prodding for the bettor
protection of steerage passengers at sea by a
thorough and immediate revision of the lo ws
now in force.
He suggests that the carrying or steerage
passengers should be confined to a single deck;
that the minimum ago at which two children
count as ono passenger should be reduced, so
that this proviso shall apply to children ovor
ono and under five years of age, instead of
eight years, as the law "how stands; that every
vessel distinctly engaged iu the carnage of
passengers should bo required to have a well
supplied medieine chest for the benefit of pas?
sengers and crow, and should have a regularly
qualified physician or surgeon ou board, and
that there should bo an improved mode ol ven?
tilation and specified rules for cooking. Re?
cent facts brought to tho notice of thc depart?
ment, touching thc protection in morels on
emigrant vessels, disclose tho most revolting
cel&ila with ?egard to the privacy of female
passengers. All immigrants to this country
should feel, tho moment they embark, thas they
ave reasonably under the protection nf abenc
liccut Irce government, and the sanctity of fe
malo rel ?rement nhould be guarded by ade?
quate legislation. Li thc special case alluded
ty, the female passengers ol the ship were
powerless in thc bands of au unrcstrf.ined
crow. Tho penalties for criminal offencoa of
this character should be so severe and inevasa
bio aa to deter all evil-minded persons by tho
certainty of a prompt retributivo justice- and
these penalties should attach in a correspond?
ing degree to all malters and officers ol ves?
sels cognizant of and permitting such out?
rages. Tho Secretary makes other tnigges?
tions on the subject.
R. li. CARPENTER, ESQ.-This gentleman, for?
merly a lawyer of Covington, Kentucky, and
now Registrar tn Bankruptcy, resident in thc
City of Charleston, has been kind enough to
hold a special term of tho United States Court
of Bankruptcy, at Sumter, much to tho conve?
nience of purtles and thc accommodation of ti;o
! profession. He is an able lawyer and thorough*
j ly conversant with the duties of his responsible
I 8tntiou, in which he dispatches business with
! rapidity, promptness and courtesy.
\Siimier News.
THE REVOLUTION.
THE VIEWS OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON.
HE WILL NOT SUBMIT TO IMPEACH?
MENT.
FULL PARTICULARS OF THE ARREST OF GEN.
THOMAS, AT THE INSTANCE OF STANTON.
SCENES AT THE WAR OFFICE.
REVIVAL OF IMPEACHMENT m CONGRESS.
PINIONS OF THE PRESS.
We received last evening our Northern flies
of tho latest dates, including New York papers
of Saturday and Washington papers of Saturday
afternoon. They are filled with particulars of
what they call tho President's coup aVelai and
tho oventB to which it gave rise. The New
York Herald's correspondent, on Friday even?
ing, while the excitement was at its height, re?
paired to tho White House and obtained a hal
hour's interview with Mr. Johnson. Of course
he sends tho Herald u full account of
WHAT THE PRESIDENT THIN ES AND BATS
THE SITUATION OF AFFAIRS.
He says that ho found his Excellency not
stricken with fear or trembling, but smilin
and radiant, in better humor and spirits tuan
for many months. We quote :
After the customary salutations, your corres
pondent remarked that thc country was some
what taken by surprise by tho sudden rcnio\
of Stanton and tho appointment of Thomas
Secretary ad interim.
This President smiled and inquired, "Well
what do the people say ? 1 suppose thoy are
surprised; but I bavo only done what I bad de
tennined upon long ago."
Corespondent-Tho removal, then, is not
pursuance of a recent d?termination on your
part, Mr. President?"
Tb.9 President-"Not at all, sir. The people
seem to have mistaken my course altogether
iu this matter. I never had but one deter
ruination on tho subject, but I have acted
carefully, prudently and moderately. Per
haps I have been too slow about removing
Mr. Stanton, but not because I feared tho
bugbear of impeachment, or that I dreaded
anything that Congreso might do. Noth
in? that body could attempt or carrv
out would intimidate or sui prise me. I
know they are capable of doing any
thing. I delayed final action solely to let
the country see and understand tho'position
of Mr. Stanton. Wo first intimated to him
that wu would Uko him to withdraw from our
privy council. He did not take thc hint. Wo
then requested him to resign. He refused
We then suspended him, under the conslitu
tional power which wo have to suspend or re
move a me/tfber of our Cabiuot. Thc act of
suspension' was also not in conflict with tho
Tenure of Office bili, though we did not there
fore recognize its constitutionality. As a mat?
ter of courtesy wo sont reasons for our action
to the Senate."* That body pretended not to
consider those reasons sufficient, and assumed
to reinstate Mi*. Stanton in office. Weil, wo
still waited, hoping Mr. Stanton would soc tho
propriety of resiguing himself. Geierul Sher
mau and Gooernl ?rant offered to go to Stan
ton and advise him to resign. After waiting a
reasonable timo we thought proper to-day t
order the removal of Mr. Stanton and to ap?
point General ihomas Secretory ol' Wai" ad iu
lertm. This is tho whole story."
Correspondents-"Was this step discussed in
tho Cabinet council, Mr. President?"
i he Presidont-"No, fair; not precisely. A
rrenoral policy was agreed upon sumo timo ago,
md tho removal tu-day is iu accordance th rt?
with. I have just received a copy of tho reso?
lution adopted by tb s Senat o to-night in exe
jutive session." The President herc read thc
resolution printod elsewhere.
Correspoudont-"What will tho Sonate do,
Ur. President, under that resolution, if you
stall ufiist upon having General Thomas act as
Secretary ad interim?"
The President-"I don't eeo that they can do
mything. 'J he resolution itself is the cud of
:he matter, so far ns the Senate is concerned,
micas thc House presents articles of unpeach
nont and tho Senate undertakes to try the Ex
jcutive, and resolves itsolf into a Idyll court of
impeachment."
Correspondent-"Do you think Congress
reallv will attempt impeachment, Mr. Presi?
dent?"
The President-"I don't know, indeed; nor
lo I care. It would mako very little difference
io me."
Your correspondent hero asked what thc
President would do in the event of tho passage
}f Mr. Edmunds' bill of suspension, to which
the President answered, substantially, "Sra. I
1V0UXD NOT OBEY THE HW IF THEY ATTEMPTED
ro SUSPEND ME. The law is clearly unconstitu?
tional. There is a point against it which you
jentlemcu of thc press seem to have al.o
nether ovcilooked. Tho bill of Senator Ed?
munds to suspend pending trial would un?
doubtedly bo an ex post jauo law so far as my
;ase would be concerned. Such, a law is de?
bared unconstitutional by tho very lau?ungo of
;ho constitution itself. My offence, wo will
suppose, is tho removal of Mr. Stanton. 1'hut
s an accomplished fact. Any law prescribing
i penalty for that act would" bc ex post jacto,
md, theiefoto, unconstitutional. How, therc
toio, can Congress legally pass h bill of such a
character ?''
Y'our correspondent remarked that certain
Radicals might argue that a persistence in keep?
ing Mr. Stanton out ot office, after tho Ssnato
declaring his removal contrary to law, and
ifler tho proposed passage of Mr. Edmunds'
suspension bill, would be bringing tho ques?
tion out of the operation ol' nu ex post facto
law.
'Tho Presidont replied that that could int
alter tho case, as tho offence charged would
still be the removal of Mr. Stanton-an act per?
formed heroic the passage of the proposed
law.
In reply to au inquiry as to whether t!>o
President had seen General Thomas siuce tho
interview of the latter with Ur. Stanton the
President said ves, and proceeded to state *)
what, according to his information, had occur- a
red at that interview. "General thoma*," he ?
said, "waitedupon Mr. Stanton, and showed to i
him the President's order removing Mr. Stan- t
tou and appointing lum (General Thoma ) as t
Secretary of War ad inter m. Mr. Stanton t
read the order, and asked Thomas whether he 1
would be obliged to vacate the office forthwith, t
Thomas said his instructions ?ero lo assume 1
control immediately. Stanton then said In; t
wouldlike to have time to arrange und toko I
away his papers and documents; to which
Thomas replied that a considerable limo would i
bo allowed for suth purpose. No time, how- j
ever, was fixed tor Mr. Stanton to finish his 1
arrangements." 1
Youl- correspondent had some further con- I
versation with the President, but the chief
points have been given. Tho President rc- ?
peatedly expressed his utter indifterenco as to
what c?urso congress might adopt on the im?
peachment question ; and in answer to u part- j
ing remark of your correspondent that tho
President might sleep soundly iu spite of the J
threatened impeachment he said, laughing, "I
don't think my slumber* will bc much disturb?
ed by that fear. I ahall sleep soundly and
awake rclreshcd." !
HOW FRIDAY NIGHT WAS SPENT AT THE WAR OF- ,
FICE-STANTON IN A STATE OF SIEGE. I
Tho War Department from dark ouFriJpy <
night till dawn on Saturday, vrus tho tc?ne of !
anxious consultations ainon.? Stanton and Ids :
partisans.
At one o'clock Saturday morning i?oii. David
K. Cart ter, Chief Justice of tho uprcuie Court
of tho District of Co i ur.il; i a, ?md a tooi oftjiaii- j
ton's, visited tho War Department. About i
four o'clock Mr. Slant JU and Senator Thayer I
euseonsod themselves on two lounge;', to ob?
tain, if possible, a lettie sleep. Not lona: aller j
tho tramp of soldiers was heard approaching
from the direction of the White lieuse, but it
proved to be thc relief guard. By se^cn
o'clock General Farnsworth, Mr. Judd, ot Illi?
nois, and other Congressmen arrived, and
Stanton had quite a levee as ho discussed be
breakfast which had been sent to him from his
house. During tho night a millibar ul letters
were sent to him from the capitol, urcing j
him to maintain his position, amongst which ?
was the following from 31r. Sumner:
8ENA:E CHAMBER, 21st February, 'C8.
Stick ! Ever sincerely yours J
CHARLES SUMNER. ?
Hon. E. M. Stanton.
It is stated m behalf of the President that I
w.'.at was done by him was purely oo
character and in no wise partakes of 1
tarv. His purpose, it ia alleged, ie s
remove one officer and appoint anothe
terim and if the Qrst refuses to o
order, then probably to test the matter
ular legal proceedings in the civil ci
getting possession of the office throw?]
in'.erim appointed, to compel Mr. Sh
eeck bis remedy by writ quo voarranto, i
procedure, to bri.;g the matter bef
courts.
About two o'clcck on Friday afterno
stated, tho Paymaster-General recej
order signed by General Thomas as 8<
of War, ad interim, directing the eli
that office on Saturday, iu honor of W
ton's.birthday. The War Department
closed on Saturday no one was admit
senators and members. A sentinel kep
at each ot the doors, while at the mi
trance on Seventeenth-street two lieu
and a numb r of messengers were on
and refused admission to all. A nur
persons called to soe officers on duty
building:, and were admitted upon sent
then* cards.
DETAILS OF THK ABBEST OF OE VESA I. Ll
THOIIAS-HE IS TAKEN TO THE CITY H.
MAI: SU AX GOODING-HIS APPEARANCE ]
CHIEF JUSTICE CABTTEB-BATE BEQUII
THE SUM OF $5000.
Tho Washington Star, of Saturday ev
says:
Last night, a warrant, tudor the Ten
Office bill, was issued by Chief Justice C
tor the arrest of lien. Lorenzo Thomas,
was placed in tho hands of Marshal Gc
this morning. Marshal Gooding, wit
leputy, Mr. Phillips, and Mr. Morgan
lier, proccoded to the residence of Gi
Thomas, corner 10th and H streets, and .
jnodtng informed thc General of the obj
:ho visit. Gen. Thomas immediately pro
to accompany tue officers, not taking tb
itiibh his breakfast, ut which he was en;
?vhon tho Marshal arrived. Ho was at
aken to the Marshal's office, where J
J-rlter had arrived. The lat ter informed
Thomas that ho would require bail for hi
jearanco on Wednesday morning at 10 o'
n tho sum of $5000. Gon. Thomas was
ng bail at 10 o'clock. The arrest was man
rory quietly, and but very few persons kn
ho altair.
General Thomas, when arrested, hat
nany hours returned from tho Cotorie C
al wi tu his family, and it must have
ii'Miily discomposing to thc neiveB to bc
urbod at breakfast, after a broken nij
osl, by a summons of this sort, but ho
he matter quito philosophically, donnei
jest uni'orm coat, and proceeded with Mai
tootling on foot to tho City Hall. As
.a-sed tho telegraph office a dispatch was
0 Mr. Stanton, informing him that the ai
iad been made.
The affidavit on which tho warrant wa
ued wi 8 mudo by Mr. Stanton, as fo.lows :
To the Hon. David K. Cartter.Chief Jus
f tho Supreme Court, of the District of
urn bia : Comes Edwin M. Stanton, of the <
1 Washington, in tho said district, and u
ath say? tnat on tho 21st day of February
). 1868, ho. the said Edwin M. Stanton, c
i eld the office of Secretary for tho Departa
f War undor and according to the Const
ion and laws of thc United States, that
ad, prior to tho said 21st day of February
>. 1868, been duly nominated a id appointe*
ho said office ot Secretary of War by tho Pi
lent of the United States, und that his t
omination bad beer submitted in duo forn
uv to tho Soiialo ot tho United Stat s, i
bat his said nomination had been duly assc
d to and confirmed by and with tho advice
ne Senate; and ho, thc said Edwin M. Staut
ad duly accepted said office, and taken i
ud subscribed all the oaths required by h
pon his inductiou into said office, and was
ho actual possession of said office and p
inning tho duties thereof, on the 21st day
'obruary, A. D. 18ti8, and ho had never
i {Til od taid office, or bcou legally dismiss
Uurefrom, and he claims timi ho d iee now
?lily uold said (alice, and is entitled to all 1
iglits, privileges, and powers thereof.
Aud thu said Edwin M. Stanton on oath fi
JUT states that un thu said 21st day ot Fehl
ty, IStkS, iu thc City of Washington ufoicsa
ndre.v Johnson, President of the Unit
tau?, made und issued au order in writing u
er bis hand, with intent and purpose of i
loving him, tho said Edwin M. Stanton, frc
ic Baid ' ffico of Secretary for the Departmo
f War, and uuthoriziug and empowering L
?nzo Thomas, Adjutant-General of tho urn
I tlie United States, to act as Secretary of W
U inlcm?, and directing him, the said Tboi
.?>, to ininicoiuteiy on ter upon the discharge
ie duties portamiuM to that office. And yoi
DSAUC lui ther states that thu tuid pruto?dt
rdcr ol' removal of him irom tho said office
o i clary ot War, is wholly illegal and voil
ad coutrat v lo tno express provisions of an ai
illy passed by tho Congress ot the Unite
tates on tho 2d day of March, A. D. 1867, ei
tied "Au uct regulating the tenure of ceitai
iVi! offices," and your alliant, on oath, furthc
:.itcs that tho said Lorenzo Thomas did, o
iu 21st day ol February, A. D. 1868, in sai
ity ol' Washington, accept thc said pretende
ppointmout as Secrolary ot War ad ?nterin,
Uti on thc. same day left with your affiuut
jpy of thc .-.aid pretended order of thc Prosi
eut removing your affiant as Secretar
f War, and appointing thc said Lorenz
bomas, Secretary of W ar (td interim, and o;
ic Bamu ?Isl day oj' February, A. D. 1868, ii
JO City of Washington aforesaid, Hie nani Lo
wu*) Thomas delivered lo your affiant ihcsaii
rotonuu? order of Andrew Johnson, with in
j.it to cause your affiant to deliver to bim, lin
aid Thomas, all tho records, books, papers
nd other public ptopcrty now in his (thc um*
.?l's) custody and chai gc as Secretary ol' War
nd your uffi.?nt further ttatcs on on I h. that hi
i in?oriucd aud 1> lleves (hat thc said Thomai
as, in said City of Washington tied Distrie
ioresai'l exercised and attempted to exercise
bo duties of secretary of War, amt to issue
rdor? as snell, and your affiant is also inform'
datid behoves Hial the said Lorenzo Thoiuat
ive* out and threatens that he will forciblj
cmovo your complainant from the building
nd owirtuicnts of tbo .Secretary of War in itu
Var Department, and forcibly tako possessio!,
nd control thereof under bis said prctonded
ppointnient by the President of the United
ItatesVuB Secrolary of War ad uiter.m.
And your affiant alleges thal the appoint?
ment under which thc said Thomas claims tc
let, mid to hold and perform the duties ol
Icerciary of War. is v holly unauthorized and
llctrai, md tint thc B.iid Themas, b? accepting;
laid appointment, and thereunder exercising
md attempting lo exercise thc duties ol'Sccre
ary ol' War, has violated tho provisions of tho
iftli section ot thc act above referred to, and
hereby has been [fullly ola high misdemeanor,
indsuiij'.ctcd himself * to tho pains mid pen.il
,ies proscribed in said tilth section against any
icrson committing such offence.
Whor upou your affiant prays that a warrant
nay bo ?Bsucd' against Loronzo Thomas, and
hat ho may bo thereupon arrested and brought
lefore your honor und thereupon may bj dealt
vith us" to tho law and justice in such case ap
xirtaius. EDWIN M. STANTON.
Sworn and subscribed before mc this 21st
lay of February, A. D. 1868.
D. K. CAi.TTER, Chief Justice.
Tho following ia thc f-eclion of tho act cited
JV Mr. Stanton in thc abovo affidavit :
Va Act regulating the tenure of certain civil
offices-.March 2, 18G7. (Vetoed and passed
over sumo.)
SEC. 5. And be it farther enacted, Thad if
my person shall, contrary to the provisions of
this ac , ::.;jcpt any appointment or employ?
aient ia auy offley or snail hold or exorcise, or
itterapt to hold or exorcise any such office or
imploymcnt, ho shall bo deemed and is hereby
lectured to ho guilty of a hi h misdemeanor,
md upon trial and conviction thereof he shall
bc punished therefor hy a lino not exceeding
ten thousand dollars, ur by imprisonment not
Exceeding live years, or both; said punish?
ments iu the ?isoiction of tho court.
Tho following is thc warrant of atrost :
United Slates ot America, District of Colum?
bia, H;-.-Ti i David S. Goodin , United .States
Marshal for tho District of Columbia :-I, Da?
vid K. Caruer. Chief Justice of fie Supremo
Court of the District of Columbia, comniaud
you to arrest Lorenzo Thomas, o? said District,
forthwith, and that you have thc suid Lorenzo
Thomas before mc at. the chi nbers of the said
Supreme Court in the City ot Washington,
forthwith lo answer lo the chavire ot a high
misdemeanor h this, that on Hie 21st day ol
February, 1SJS in thc District of Columbia', he
did unlawfully accept thc appointment of the
office of Sorotsrv of War ad interim, and did
then ?nd there un awfully hold and exercise,
and attempt to bold and cxerciso the said office
contrary to tho provisions ol'tue act entitlut.
"An act regulating the tenure ot certain civil
office V passed March 2d, 1867, and hereof fail
not but make duo return.
Given under mv band and seal of said
this 22d day of February, 1868.
D. K. CABTTEI
Cbiof Justice of thc Supreme Court o
District of Columbia.
Attest- B. J. MEIGS, Oe
On the back of this warrant the Ma
mad? the following return:
WASHINGTON CITY, D. C., February 22, li
The wit .in writ carno to hand at 7 o'cloi
M., aud ms served by me on tho paid Lor
Thomas al 8 o'clock A. M., and 1 now re
this writ and Dring him before Chief Ju
Carttcr at 9 o'clock A. M. of to-dav.
DAVID S. GOODING
U. S. Marshal, ?.
The following is the bond:
United States of America, District of Co
bia, to wit: Bo it remembered, that on
22d day of February, in the year of our I
ono thousand eight hundred and sixty-ci
before the Chief Justice of tho District ol
lumbia. personally appeared Lorenzo Thoi
E. A. Elia8on. a idUeorge B. Hall, and sovi
ly acknowledged tnoroselves to owe the Ur.
States of America, that is to say, tho said
ronzo Thomas in tho sum of five thouf
dollars, and the sa: J Eliason and Hall in
sum of five thousand dollars each, to bc
spectively lovied of iheir bodies, goods
chattels, lands and tcnomonts, to. and tor
usc of the said United States, if the said
ronzo Til mas shall moko default in tho
formance of tho condition underwritten.
The condition ol tho above recognizant
fetich, that if tho above named Lorenzo Tho:
shall personally appear bo'oro mo, one of
Judges ot the Supreme Court of tho Distric
Columbia, Washington, iu the said District
Wednesday, tbo26thin-;tant at 10 o'clock A.
then the abovo written recognizance sha!
void, otherwise ?hall romain in full force
virtue. Acknowledged before me,
D. K. JABTTER, Chief Justic:
The bail of SJOOO was furnialied by Mesi
Gcorgo B. Hall (coachmaker), of this c
and Elias A. Eliason (tanner),of Georgetown,
is understood that M. Carpenter, Esq., of V
consin, will appear for Mi-. Stanton. Gene
Tnomas, on leaving the City Hall, procoet
te tho law omeo of Joseph H. Bradley, Es
and hod a consultation with him. Tho v
was handed to General Pile, of Missouri, \*
delivorod it to Marshal Gooding at his It
denco at seven o'clock this morning, and I
latter immediately, with Deputy Marshal Pt
bps and Bailiff Chandler proceeded to tho rc
dence of General Thomas, and made the arr.
as abovo stated. General Thomas was tak
first to thc Marshal's office, and subsequent
ho to be more retired accompanied tho M.:
abai to his room in the second story.
SCENES AT THE CAPITOL-A DAY OF EXCITEME
-THE BEC0N8THUCTI0N COMMITTEE'S BEPO
ON IMPEACHMENT.
Tho excitement about tho capitol Sa turd
morning was very great, the House of Bepi
tentatives hoing thc objective point, in whi
avery seat in ibo galleries was crowded at
-arly hoar, while in all tho doorways and cc
ridors tho crowd surged and pushed, anno
to get inside, whero they could witness t
proceedings.
The Democratic si Jo of the chamber, by fil
lustering motions, managed to delay enterii
upon regular business for a considerable tim
At livo minutes past 2 P. M. Mr. Stovei
rose amid profound silence, and ruado the fe
owing report hom the Coinniittoo on Beco:
(traction.
That, in addition to tho papers referred
;he committee, thc committee find that tl
President, on thc 21st day of FeDruary, 186
ugned and ordered a commission or lotter .
LUthonly to one Loronzo Thonms, diroctirj
iud authorizing said 1 liornas to act as Seen
.arv of War a i interim, and to take possessio
if tho hooks, records, papers and other publ
iroperty in thc War Department, ol' which tl
bllowiug is a copy:
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, Fobruai
51, l?liS.-Sm: Tho Honorable Edwin M. Stai
.ou having been removed from office as Seen
ary of thc Doparimcnt of War, you are beret
luthorizcd and em powered to act au Secretar
il War ad interim, and wUI immediately ente
ipou thc discharge ot tho duties pertaining t
hat office.
Mr. Stanton has been instructo 1 to transie
o you all records, books, p.ipcr.-i and othe
muhe property eulruatod to his charge.
Respectfully vours,
[Signed] * * ANDEEW JOHNSON.
L'o Brevet Major-GencralLorenzo ihuinas, Ad
jutant-Gcncral U. S. Army, Washington, D
C.
Official copy respectfully furnished to Hon
:ldwm M. Stunlou.
[Signod] L. THOMAS.
Secretary of Wor ad interim.
'. pon tho evidence collected by thc commit
ce, which is heroafter presented, und in virtue
if IL o powors with which they havo been in
?cs!od by tho House, they aro of opinion tha
Uiclrcw Johnson, Ptci-idcut of tho Unitec
Kales, bo impeached of high crimes and mis
Icmcanors. They thorcforo rocommend tc
bo House tho adoption of tho accompanying
?solution :
[Signed] Thaddeus Stevens, George S.
Juuiwcll, John A. Bingham, C. T. Hurlbnrt,
loh i T. Farnsworth, F. C. Beaman, H. E,
'aine.
"Rrso'oed, That Andrew Johnson, President
if tho United States, bo impeached of higb
Times and misdemeanors."
Mr. Stevens saul il was not his purpose to
liscuss tho question, and if no ono on the
itlier 'ido desired to discuss it, he would take
bo voto wi'h the knowledge ttioy now had of
he act of tho President iu removing Mr. Stan
oii from office whilo thc Senate was in session,
lo had no desiro to discuss the mat ter, and
vould givo tho other side an opportunity for
liscussion if they desired it.
Mr. Brooks (Now l'ork) bad hoped he would
lave boca permitted to submit it minority ro
jort, but ho had not bcon nccorcled limo. He
jailed attotiliou to tho fact that thc Becon
ilructiou Coinniittoo bad hold its session to?
ity in violation of tho 72d rulo of thc House,
vliicli prohibited coiuodttoes from sitting
luring tho sessions of tho Hou:?c unless by
?onsent oi thc llonso. Ho thought this ghost
jf impeachment had boon throttled, but now
he Hou.^e had taken up (ho subject again, and
lad reported tins resolution. Ho looked upon it
is an act in a revolutionary drama similar to
;liat of Cromwellian times or of tho d ivs of the
brunch Revolution. It had been heretofore
inserted, uot upon tho lloor of this House, but
..Isewhere, that tho President must bc re?
novad because lie w is na obstruction to th:
lomiuaul party. Ii he could lie iiii|>:-aetied
Tor that cause, men each man oi lb.: opposition
party could ho impeachedbecause he was SH
instructor 11 ibo party. Ho did not make any
threats t>> Hie House, but lie would sny that if
Ibo President was impeached mid removed
without authority ol law, tho peuple of this
country would never endure ir. [Sensation on
the floor.] Act within tno bounds of the con?
stitution, and thero world be nu objection, but
act without the bounds of Hie constitution,
and the country would ho precipitated iuto vio?
lence and revolution. Now horj a party repro
seating, not th? people of thc North; repre?
senting thu past and not tho present attempts
to obliterate tho constitution of the couutry.
By a mere party majui i ty, ia order to obtain
possessiuu ol' Ibo Government of thc United
States, you propose tu depuso the President ot
thc Uui'tcd Sl ues und set up one of your own.
Por the first timo it is written in the history of
this country that a party lo retain ita ascen?
dency proposes to overturn tho executive and
judicial branches of thc Government of the
United Suites, (?o on, if you chose. K 1
wanted your overthrow, I would tell you now
to go un iii tho euursoyou have marked out,
.md overthrow tho President, who is now
powerless by your legislation. This is all
dono that you may control all depart?
ments cf tiio government, so os to get
in sunie African states in the South, to
perpct.iato Republican power. Mr. Brooks
areue'l thai. Ihc President bad authority to
removu Mr. blanton and appoint General
Thomas. He cbdlonffcd gentlemen to show
any thing in the oct of 1867 that repealed tho
ucts referred to. Even acknowledging tho Ten?
ure of Olfico :. ct tu be law, there WAS nothing
there depriving tho President, of thc power ot
appointment. Th J Tenure of Office act was
not applicable to tho course tue President had
pursued in appointing a Secretary of War ad in?
terim. During tho war it was insisted that it
would bj wrung to deprive thc President ot the
power of appointing his Cn bluet officers, aud ibo
rule should not now oe relaxed or mado differ?
ent. Hu quot ed ironi tho speeches of senators
aud representatives when tiio Tenure of Olhco
aci was under consideration, to show that it was
never contemplated that a ??au should remain
in the Cabinet after he had been notified hy?
the President that his services as a
Cabinet officer was no longor required.
He quoted from the speech ol Sonator Sher?
man that he doubted if any mau of honor or
personal dgnity would remain in the Ca
after he ht ? been notified to vacate It ws
opinion of the Senator that the office wai
subject to -he will of the President. Bul
it ff propof ed to impeach the President be*
he has de ne what the law says be has a.
to do. Subterfuges must be scarce indi
for that ca ase the President must bo impi
ed, after ;he House would not listen t<
peachinenl. The Judiciary Committee
sented a yet stronger case against hin
thero was any case at all. Hitherto no m
what party was in power the institutions o
country have been respected, and no one
attempted to perpetuate party by overth
ing the institutions of the country. W
and Uemoirats have been in power, but 1
never attempted to perpetuate lt by overth
ing the coistitution. Here, for the firBt t
the attemp t has boon made. 8uppose you
ceed, and make the President of the So
President if the United States, you establi
precedent which ali other parties will loo]
The curse of the South American governm
has been in a following of the course wi
this Housn now proposes to fix as a preoei
-that of overtrrning the executive dep
ment of the government. In conclusion,
warned gentlemen to beware of the fatal
c?dent they were now about to set.
Mr. Spa'ding (0.) agreed that this wa
solemn occasion. No more solemn duty cc
devolve upon this House than the conaidi
tion of ar article of impeachment. He 1
opposed impeachment before, because he
lieved son e overt act should first be commit
by the President. It seemed to bim that
President had for weeks been courting j
such a measure as that which was now bel
this Hous ), and upon him now must rest
responsib lity. The President throws bimi
in direct contact with an act of Congre
passed on the 2d of last Moren, over his c
? eto. It is true the act gave the President
right of inspension, but tbat poor privih
was at an end when Congress was in aessi
In spite o f that civil Tenure act the Presid?
sent to th 3 Senate a message yesterday deel
ing that he had removed Edwin M. Stan ti
Secretary of War; the Senate being in seasii
and there being no right of removal, the Pre
dent has 1 brown down tho glove and assure
the right to say to the Senate m spite of ye
law 1 bave removed Mr. Stanton. He cai
not whether Andrew Johnson or any ono el
was Pres dent. What ho wanted was pea?
and he si.w no way of securing it except
voting wi- h unanimity for the resolution.
Mr. Bir gham (Ohio) said he was utterly j
capable o ' approaching this question in a pat
spirit. Tbe gentleman [Mr. Brooks] says ti
isBue involved is an issue relative to office,
was not to, bnt an issue whether the constit
tion shall be maintained by the Bepresentativ
of tho popio. He had no desire to resort
this last power reposed in the people, and bi
restrained others so long as tbere was ai
doubt hanging over the question of his liabi
ty to imp eachment. With the past he was sa
isfied, and was responsible for it to the cot
mon Father of us all; but ho stood here with
conviction as clear as truth, that the Preside]
had been guilty ot a violation of his oath i
office anc. of congressional and constitution
law, and had trampled upon the Constitu?t;
of the United States. He must have know
that he could fill vacancies during the rec ti
of the Sf nate, but at no other time. He cou!
make ter iporary appointments, but it needs c
argument to show that be could not create tb
vacancy to fill the office. If he may creal
a vacancy, and remove an officer, wh
should ho not romove Lorenzo Thomas, an
so go on from day to day until tho end c
bis tern. The gentleman (Mr. Banks) ha
argued I hat the Secretary of War was nc
within tao operation of tue civil tenure aci
but the President recognized the act as en
bracing she Secretary of War by tho very acte
suspend him last summer. He com plie
with it ty giving the Senate his reasons witbi
the time designated in the Tenure of Office ad
Ihe Scinto (Mr. B. argued) was the place c
ti nal rei lort for judgment in these cases, an
tho Supreme Court could not review the act c
the Ser ato, or pass judgment upon it. The
Senate bas decidor! that E. M. Stanton wa
Secretar y of War, the President of the Unite
States to the contrary notwithstanding; an
under the law the President could onlyappoin
another Secretary when the Senate agreed t
Mr. Stanton's removal. But the President ha
chosen to violate the 5th section of tho Tenur
of Office act, and hos defied the re pres cn ta ti oi
nf the poople. The gentleman from New Yorl
tells us to beware, hut did the gentleman no
know that it id written in the constitutioi
that Ibo President shall be removee
from (mee on conviction of high crimes
ind misdemeanors? Bid ho not know
Hilt )ower of impeachment was vost
sd in the House of Representatives un
under .ho constitution ? liiere is enough ii
the fad s already disclosed in the President's
cor resp ondenco upon this subject to draw the
inference that the President is guilty under
another act beside tho Tenure of Office act.
lie referred to the act of 1861, which makes it
a crim 3 for the President or any one to pre?
vent ai officer from exercising (he functions ol
his offi :e. It was plain under this last act that
the President ha t interfered with an officer
put in his placo by the Senate. Thero were
-orne facts tn at had como to the knowledge of
the committee that should here bo mentioned.
This General Thomas to-day appeared at the
Wai' C fice and notified Mr. Stanton that ho
(Thomas) would not recognize him (Stanton)
us Secretary ot War ; that he would keep pos?
session, and that he would take the mads for
tho War Office and all by the direction of the
['resident.
After some further debato it was agreed that
I he volo of the impeachment rr solution should
he taken on Monday at 5 P. M. and the House
then adjourned.
THE INCITEMENT AT THE NORTH-WHAT THE
PATEES 8AY ON THE 8DBJECT.
Tho New York Tribune says:
Mr. Johnson will achieve no coup d'etat. Na
turo, iu denying hT.n tho ccurago proportioned
lo hi > vanity, has made him proof against
great crimes. His forte lies entiroly in pecca?
dilloes. When Congress concludes to impeach
him for petty misdemeanors, it will find plenty
of them. But if it waits for high crimes, he
will serve out his term in feverish peacefulness
and empty feints:
Thc New York Herald has the following
characteristic paragraph:
Tho removal of Stanton of itself was an act
cf defiance against tho expressed will of Con?
gress sufficiently astounding to both IIOUSOB;
hut C3upled with these promotions of tho old
min ii ii erial General Thomas, and of "tho man
who never lost a battle," tho "rock of Gibral?
tar," tho fighting General Thomas, thero was
euourii to satisfy thu Souato and tho Houso
that ibero was mischief in tho wind, and that
tho case of "the man at tho other end of tho
avenue" had assumed a phase which admitted
of no delay. Tho case at Washington as it now
stauils is simply this : If tho Eadicals fail to
act promptly and decisively they aro gooe; if
they attempt to act decisively they may fail;
and from their failuro Andrew .Johnson may
cut out ail competitors and walk over tho bro?
ken .'raiments of tho Republican party into tho
next Presidency.
The New York World remarks :
Wa suppose the President will make no im?
mediate attempt to eject Stanton by force; and
that the ridiculous trepidation of Congress is a
little premature. But when tho proper time
comes for a forcible ejection, Grant's disobe?
dience of orders will bo but a slight obstacle.
Ho is bound to obey the orders of the Presi?
dent; it is a duty from which Congress can no
rao.-e release bini than it can divest the Presi?
dent of the chief command of tin army. Ibo
rig at of command implies the duty of obedience;
if Congress tells General Grant uot to obey, it
the reby attempts to strip tbe President of tho
command of tho army; an attempt which can
succeed only by tho overthrow of the consti?
tu? on. Ix General Grant refuses to obey or
decs, he is amenable to military discipline. It
will bo the duty ot tho President to cauee his
arrest for insubordination and mutiny, and or?
ganize a court-martial to try him. The Presi?
dent can at tho same time order a brevet gen
I ral to take possession of the headquarters of
thc anny. We do not suppose the President will
quito yet exert his full authority in this form.
H 3 will probably first apply to tho Suprome
Court, who will summon Mr. Stanton to show
by what authority he assumes to retain the
olfice irom which he bas been removed.
I Tuero is every reason to believe that the court
viii adjudgo the Tenure of Offico bill uncon
si itutioual. With what face will Stanton go
before the court and contend that the Tenure
ot Office bill is not repugnant to the co istitu
t on, wheu it is notorious that he held tbe om
tiary opinion at the time of its passage? ?*ay,
he advised thc President to veto it tor uncon
f titutionahtv, and furnished points for the veto
message, lt is not to be supposouthat tho
(Supreme Court will render a partisan decision
in his favor, when the case is so clear against
him that he is on record as having decided
against tim preseas emmi, nucu wo wu?
bas rendered its decision, if General Grant re?
fuses to obey orders, the time will have come
to put him under arrest. He has, indeed, no
more ri?ht to refuse obedience now than he
will have then; but it is probably expedient for
the Pro ai ?c nt to await the decision of the
court before resorting to force.
The Now York Times editorially ie as dumb
as an oyster on the whole subject.
THE TKTEEVTEW BETWEEN GENERAL HX03IA8 AND
MB. STANTON.
The Washington Star of Saturday evening
says:
. There were present at Secretary Stanton's
office on Saturday morning: .Representatives
Morehead and Kelley, from Pennsylvania; Van
Hom and Van Wvck, of New Yorkf Dodge, of
Iowa; ?mes, of Massachusetts; Messrs. Free?
man Clark, of New York, and ex-member Co?
lumbus Delano, of Ohio.
About ll:3ty^M., General Lorenzo Thomas,
havinc jus^^Rk released on bail cy Judgo
Carttrr, pr9H )^L himself at the door of the
departmonrJBBpd Mr. Stanton that he would
like to soo him^Mr. Stanton told ^bim. to pro?
ceed with anything lie had to say. General
Thomas remarked he had come to discharge
his duties as Secretary of War ad interim,
having been ordered to do so by the President
of the United States. Mr. Stanton re ohed that
he could do no such thing, and ordered him to
bis room to perform his duties as Adjutant
General. General Thomas replied that he had
been ordere i by the President to act as Secre?
tary of War, and he intended to do it. Mr.
Stanton again replied he should not, and again
ordered him to his owu room, and denied the
power of tho President to make any such or?
der. Gen. Thomas said he would not go, that
be should obey the orders of tho President,
and not obey tho orders of Mr. Stanton. Mr.
Stanton remarked, "As Secretary of War I or?
der you to reoair to your own place as Adju?
tant-General." Gen. Thomas-"I Bhall not do
so.'' Mr. Stanton said. "Then y on may stay
there as long as you please, if the President
orders you, but you cannot act as Secretary of
War." Gen. Thomas-"I shall act as Secretary
rf War."
Genet al Thomas then withdrew ir.tiaroom
apposite, being General Shrh er's room, Mr.
Stanton immediately folio wing h im. After some
:onversationMr. ^canton said: "Thea yon claim
a be here as Secretary of War, and refuse to
)bey my orders?"
General Thomas-"I do, sir. I shall require
he maila for the War DJ parement to b9 deliv?
ered to mo. and shall transact all business of
he War Department."
At this juncture General Grant and aide came
n. General Grant said playfully to Mr. Stan
en : "I am surprised to find you here; I sup?
posed you would bo at my headquarters for
uro lection."
THE NATIONAL To ABD OF UNDER WBIT
!BS.-This body held its second day's session
u New York on Thursday. The committee on
itatistica recommondud the adoption of a nni
orm method of classifying hazards. Ur.
3hase, of the adjustment committee, asid
OBBOs were paid as a general rule without sui
icieut investigation. Thia waa done often to
ret favorable notioes in tho newspapers. This
iourse, he thought, was a direct enconrage
nent of incendiarism. He recommended the
idoption of a rule that no claim be paid wi ta?
rnt a certificate trom the police or fire depart
neut that tho fire was accidental. After con
lidarable discussion a resolution embodying
he recommendation in principle was adopted.
resolution was also adopted in favor of eali?
ng upon the State Legislatures to enact laws
o punish persons defrauding or attempting to
lefraud insurance companies. Mr. Howard
iffered a series of roiolutiocs declaring that
he government tax on insurance companies
vas too excessive, and should be modified,
adopted. A committee was then appointed to
solicit insurance compames in New York city
a adopt a uniform tariff, as agreed to by sixty
line onipauies and several agents, and aft :r
some uuimporant business tho convention
?vent into secret session.
ABUNDANCE OF GAME IN FLORIDA.-A corre?
spondent ot thc Philadelphia Hulk-tin, writing
from Jacksonville, Florida, says he mav bo
iuspected of Muncbauseuism, but the abund
tnco of game and ti h in that roxton is really
narvellous. An intoll gent gentleman from
flew Hampshire, who came finir Hibernia, a
)oint twenty nines south of Jacksonville, on
he river, affirms that a dook of wiht ducks,
ailes in length, and at least half a mile wide,
olio wed the steam boa'. Too ducks, i any of
hem, alighted on the boat and allowed them
elves to be clubbed and captured, -lr y were
.s fat as butter. The samo boat caught two
leer as thoy swam across the river. Ashing
?oats sail on the river at night beariag a red
ight, which at ?rae's tho fish, especially mul?
ot, which leap into tho boat lu sufficient quan
i ties to fill it.
E.
Prags, (il)cinif?ls, (?tr.
"BL ICULLEU? A?CO.7
DRUGGISTS AND APOTHECARIES,
s'O. 131 MEETING-STREET, OPPOSITE
MARKET.
HAVE ON HAND CHEMICAL FOOD, OR COM?
POUND Syrup of tho Phosphates cl Limo, Iron and
?oda, a superior tonic for iuva.ids
Aitkcn'8 Syrup of the Phosphates of Quinine,
Strychnine and Iron, thc greatest tonic in use recom
nended by the first physicians.
Rational Food, an easily digestible diet for infants
ind luvallds.
doluble Citrate of Bismuth for Dyspepsia.
Sballeuberger's Fever and Ague antidute.
India Chol?gogue, for Chills and Fever.
Granular iTtra-e or Magnesia.
Crossman's Specific.
Mathew Caylu^' Capsu'esof Citrate Iron and Oopai
ca, a French pr?paration of great reputation.
A.-thma Cigarettes, an unfailing cure for Asthma.
Lyons' Periodical Drops. *
Stafford's Olive Tar.
Bordotte's Worm Candy.
Uphaai's Electuary.
Kow .nd's Fever and Ague Tonie, to., Ao,
February 02 stuth
ITS CONSTITUI-NTM, X?JS RICH PST PART OF
the berry ol Who t and i-arley Malt, being
sciontlfica ly prei aitd read foe ute.ih?6 food by au
al.sis is tho t-amo in ita ch- micai clements as
UEAI THY BUtA&l MILK, and ls iho easUstof di?
gestion and as-imUttion of ail nourishments for
Children, Invalids sud Dy.-peptics, lt ha* been
tried by ihe 1 Uysi ians of C aileron, an > is recom?
mended and pre- ribed by the most eminent physi?
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No. 67 i'ortl md-itreet, New York.
BiiWlK ?? MOISE,
January 16 thstu61 os Cinrioton. S. C.
PREV KATION la 1SEITEH
CURB.
TH AA
DR. RIOORD'H
Celebrated Pre\eiiti\e Lotion.
APPROVED AND 0 IG II LI RECOMMENDED
by me FRENCH Mi.DlCAL FACUL I Y as the only
sate and totalis.?- <i.? ct. uitawtt infection from
Special Diseases. This liifnua -o 11-1 oration is
suited tor either 60X, and oas proved, trott ampie
experience, ?he most elli deni and reliable Prev n
: ive ever discovered, thu? coectiuii a desideratum
ions sought for n the Medical World, li used oe
cording to directions every possibility of dauger
may bo avoided; a siugle application will radically
neutralize tho venereal v>ius, expel all mpunfes
from tho absorbent vessels, and reuder contamina?
tion impossible. Be wise u time, and at a very small
outlay, save hours 01 uatold Ojdily and mental tor?
ments.
This most reliable specific, so universally adopt?
ed ;o the Old World, 1- UJ.V ottered for salo for the
tirst time lu America oy F. A. DCBOBl i: CO.,
only authori2^i ??-euts for thc Ur-itcJ crates.
Price S3 per bottle. 1 ar_'-. Dottie, uoubio ?12e, $5.
'Elie usual cifcouut to th?; trade. Seat, ro
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F. A. DU PO Bl & CO.,
Sole Agento ?or Dr. Ri ord's P. L.,
May 22 lyr No. Vi Gold Sircst, New Tors.

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