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The Impeachment Project again Ols
jMISt ll of.
The ghost of impeachment bas
ngain been laid. Since the process
itself was killed in tho House some
months ago, Congress nud the coun?
try havo been haunted by its ghost.
The radical minority bas been watch?
ing its chanco for bringing tho corpse
to lifo again; and when Mr. Stevens
bad the subject Bent to bis commit?
tee, it was confidently predicted that
we should now have the President
impeached and deposed from office,
without doubt or delay. The result
reverses the confident prediction.
By a vote of six to three, the Recon?
struction Committee refuses to re?
commend impeachment, and lays the
whole subject on the table. Four of
the six were Republicans. Of conree,
Mr. Stevens denounces this result as
due to the "cowardice" of tho Re?
publicans. The New York Times
thinks that it shows that tho whole
party ia no longer to bo dragooned
into measures which its judgment
does not approve, by tho menaces
and denunciations of a clamorous
and reckless minority. Under or?
dinary circumstances this would not
seem to require any very high degree
of courage; but as things have been
managed in Congress for the lost two
or three years, it does require a good
deal. The House disposed of this
impeachment question ot the very
outset of the session. A majority of
the Republican members wero against
it. Nothing has sinco happened to
change the merits of tho case, or to
render necessary, just or wise now, a
proceeding which was thus condemn?
ed as impolitic and uncalled for two
months ago. The President hos done
nothing sinco that time to offer
ground for his impeachment. His
correspondence with Gen. Qrant, on
which the main reliance was placed,
discloses nothing of the kind. It in?
dicates a purposo on his part to
bring tho tenure of oflico act to the
test of the judicial tribunals; but
that he has un unquestioned right to
do, and this was all be attempted.
He hos done nothiug in regard to re?
construction. lu truth, tho radicals
iu Congress seized on tho feeling
created by tho Graut correspondence,
merely to create a fresh demand for
impeachment. They relied, not upon
any new facts, but upon a fresh im?
pulso of resentment against tho Pre?
sident, to push tho House into mea?
sures which it was hoped might ro
sult in bis forcible ejection from
office. They have been again dis?
appointed. The country will rejoice
in this reBult as a fresh deliverance
from complications and difficulties
full of dauger to the publio peace.
Congress has on its hands already
quite as many subjects of grave and
pressing importance, as it can dis?
pose of wisely. To throw into tho
political arena now, so exciting a
subject as the impeachment and vio?
lent deposition of the Piesidont-one
so certain to arouse the hottest and
fiercest passions of the country
without somo strong and overshadow?
ing necessity, would bo not only to
postpone what is tho great and im?
perative demand of tho times, a wise
and beneficent restoration of the
Union and peace, but to invito a re?
newal in moro dan g?rons form of tho
evils und dangers we have just es?
Tho Philadelphia Lcd'jer, referring
to tho voto, remarks:
"This disturbing and exciting po?
litical subject is a second time re?
moved, to the great relief of the
active enterprise of tho country.
Tho activity that has for several
wonks characterized tho stock mar?
ket, and the improved tono of feel?
ing that has shown itself in commer?
cial walks, though partially checked
for & few days past by apprehen?
sions growing out of these threaten?
ed impeachment proceedings, it is
V\nl?ATT*W1 n-ill riots* hp(>nmn moro f K ar?
The New York Sun says:
"Thi** phantom of impeachment
came to its death on Thursday, and,
as we think, for tho last time. Tho
Hon. Thaddeus Stevens moved, iu
the Reconstruction Committee of tho
House, to impeach the President for
ordering Gen. Grant to disobey tho
Secretary of War. He was decisive?
ly voted down in the Committee,
and thus ends the attempt to divert
Congress and the country from moro
pressing duties in order to punish
the constructive crimes of tho Presi?
dent. Now let Congress set itself in
good earnest to the work of retrench?
ment and the alleviation of taxa?
Tho New York Herald remarks:
"The last attempt to impeach tho
President has been killed in the
house of its friends. This, it will
be remembered, started from tho re?
cent correspondence between the
President and Gen. Grant-the
"high crime and misdemeanor" to
be charged against tho President
having apparently consisted in his
hnviug the notion that it would be a
good thing to test the tenure of of?
fice bill in tho Supreme Court. This
was a small basis for a great project,
as tho members of the Reconstruc?
tion Committee evidently thought in
voting so decidedly as thoy did to lay
it on the table. Radicalism begins
to see that there is something else it
must cousnlt besides tho vindictive
spirit of its wilder leaders."
The Washington correspondent of
the Now York World reports a long
conversation had with Thad. Stevens
on Thursday, after the defeat of im?
peachment in tho Reconstruction
Committee, part of which we extract
in the following:
"The correspondent asked Mr.
Stevens the question, 'Were you
disappointed iu the vote this morn?
ing by the Committee?' 'Not a bit,
sir; I know all the cowards in this
Congress. Long experience has en?
abled me to black mark every one of
them, d-n them!' "
"What, then, is kt last your opin?
ion on tho question whether Mr.
Johnson will over be impeached?"
"Sir," said Mr. Stevens, with a
bitter smile, "I shall never bring up
this question of impeachment again.
I am not going to dally with that or
any other committee in regard to it
THE ELECTION IN NEW ll AM rsm KI:.
Tho Springfield (Mass.) Republican
appr?ci?tes tho importance of the
elections to take placo in New Hamp?
shire and Connecticut in March and
April, aud saya it is "far greater than
usual, and will havo decided influence
on the progress and result of the
Presidentini struggle" this year. It
warns its Republican friends to bo
waro of "inaction and mistakes,"
and notes the significant fact that a
change of sixteen hundred votes, iu a
total of 68,000, will give tho State of
New Hampshire to tho Democrats.
When tho tide had but just begun
to turn, when there was no prestige
of victory inspired by Democratic
victories in other States, and when
thousands of Republicans had uot
grown sick of radicalism, the Demo?
cracy in 18G7 knocked down the ra?
dical majority from 4,656 to 3,14f>, a
gaiu of 1,510 votes. It is perfectly
reasonablo to suppose, says tho St.
Louis Republican, that they will gain
much moro in 1868, when already
Bcores of prominent citizens, who in
1867 co-operated with the radicals,
have openly renounced tho radical
party and joined the conservatives.
Sovernl Republican Senators and
Representatives, understanding and
appreciating the importance of the
matter, are now stumping these
States. __ _ __
. 'Tins IS A WHITE MAN'S GOVEUN
MENT."-We learn that throughout
tho North metalic badges, bearing a
likeness of Washington, and thc
tbove inscription, aro boing very
jenerally worn. This is one of the
indications showing the deep current
A popular feeling.
Never before bas Texas been so
overran with lawless characters.
Mail stages are stopped and robbed
- v?-J ---- ,.o^"~*o T .
numerous as they were in England in
Philadelphia is now said tobo tho
second manufacturing oity in the
world, and has 1,266 mills and manu?
Tho Spiritualists claim that there
are 11,000,000 of people of their per?
suasion in the United States. Doubt?
It is estimated by a statistical
writer, that a girl of to-day costs
four times os much per pound as one
codt thirty years ago.
New Orleans has moro miles of
street railway than any other city in
the world, so it claims.
Medical Society of Columbia.
AMEETING will be hold at Dr. Gei?
ger's residence THIS AFTERNOON,
at 4 o'clock. A gen or al attendance of tho
members ia earnestly requested. Ry order
of the President. * R. W. GIBBES,
Feb 19 1_Secretary.
AT Charlea Logan's Stables,
WM corner of Assembly and Senato
sj *T a fine lot of young Ken?
tucky MULES and HORSES. Feb lg 6
Fresh Norfolk Oysters.
A FRESH iuroies of those
'flue OYSTERS received this day
it the Columbia leo House.
Come earlv to secure a supply.
Feb 19 1 * JOHN I?. BATEMAN.
Columbia Chapter No. 5, R.\ A.". M.*.
JL AN extra convocation of Colurn
?fVChapter No. 5, will bo held at
Odd Fellow*' Hall, THIS EVEN- J
INO, at 7 o'clock, for tho purpose of con?
ferring the Mark and Past Master's De?
Bv order of the H. P.
Fob" 19 1 W. HUTSON WIGG, Sec'y.
FISHER A LOWRANCE.
WANTED, $1,000 in Rills Receivable.
Highest prico paid in Silver or Cur
rencv. ALFRED TOLLESON.
_ Feb 18_
IHAVE one of theso celebrated OIL
STOVES. All persons (especially tho
Ladies) aro invited to eall and Bee it. I
am prepared to furnish them to all, for all
who see them will have ono.
HENRY H. BLEASE,
Feb 15Ehrlich's Building, Main street.
THE undersigned has aesnmed chargo
of Mr. B. C. Shiver's storo at Rock
Hill, aud will devote bia entire attention to
tho business. Orders sent to the Colum?
bia store will bo faithfully attended to.
Fob 10 _ STARKE W. PORTER.
THAT commodious and very desirable
STORE, recently occupied by Henry
Gibson aa a first class grocory, next to
James Brown's paint establishment. Terms
will be very reasonable. Possession given
after the loth instant. Apply to
Feb 16 3_JAMES BROWN.
Choice Sugar-Cured Hams,
AT 18 conta por pound. Call at
Feb 7 J. A T. R. AGNEW'S.
JOB WORK ! JOB WORK !
OF all descriptions-in my line-attend?
ed to promptly and done in a superior
style of workmanship, at tho lowest poasi
ble tigurea. Store in Ehrlich's building,
Main street. HENRY H. BLEASE.
gQ BOXES primo CHEESE, for retail
20 boxes English Dairv Cheeso, for salo
low by _E. AG. D. HOPE.
OFFICIAL History of tb? 8ecret Sor
vico. By Gen. L. C. Bakor, lato Pro?
vost Marshal of the War Department and
Chief of National Police Announced a
year ago, but suppressed by tho Govern?
ment. Profusely illustrated. Subscription
Two Now Books, by 'Trick" Pomeroy,
editor of tho LaCrosse (Wis.) Democrat.
Tho First. "Sense," or Saturday Night
Musings and Thoughtful Papera.
Tho Second, Nonsense, or Hits and Criti
ciams on tho Follies of tho Day. $1.50
Napoleon and Blucher. By L. Muhlhach.
On Both Sides of tho Sea-A Now Schoen?
berg Cotta Family Book-A Soquel to
Droytons and Davenenta.
At DUFFIE A CHAPMAN'S
Jan 24 Bookstore, Columbia, S. C.
Violin and Guitar Strings.
?sW_^A A NEW snpply of genuino
JPrCg'J. ITALIAN STRINGS; also, a
yjjaJr^tfrt?)full assortment of Violoncello
Ai^oJ^Stringa, with a dioico selec?
tion ot Violin Bows, Scrows, Tail-boards,
Bridges, Bosin, Ac. At
Feb 1 tuf24? E. POLLABD'S.
?*(\ BBLS. PINK EYES, in fine order,
Ow for sale low for cash.
Jan 19 E. A G. D. HOPE.
The Hf? ot ?ll fifsh la blood. The
health of all lifo is pure flesh. Pure blood
keeps out all disoases. The Queen's De?
light purifies the blood.
FOR SALE at the
OUR FILES.-Papers are placed on
/l. . . 1 T, f_. rf?, ? A1-L I
nie in ?'IUSMX UUJUB mi ?nd M
oommodation of the public One
and all are invited to call an ct read,
but in no instanoe must the papers be
removed from the office.
The planting of shade trees en?
gages the attention of many of our
citizens, lt is a good iuvestmeut
costs very little-and we hope they
will keep it up. "Will not the City
Council do something iu that line?
RUNAWAY AND SMASH-UP.-A young
h orso attached to a country wagon,
became frightened at a passing cotton
wagon, yestorday afternoon, and
bolted off; when another team fol?
lowed suit, and an animated race was
kept up for several blocks, when the
two collided, and a smash-up was tho
result. Two good jobs for wagon
repairers. "It's an ill win i that
blows no good."
A horse attached to Nickerson's
market wagon, ran off, yesterday
afternoon, and threw the occupants
out. One of them-an attache of
the hotel-was badly bruised.
FRAUDULENT COTTON CASE.-Dr.
John P. Thomas, of Union, had
charge of eight bales of cotton, be?
longing to different parties, which he
was authorized to dispose of. He
lost tho railroad receipt, but having
samples of the cotton, found no dif?
ficulty iu selling tho lot, minus tho
receipt. The missing document was
found by Mr. John Messer, who, on
the strength of tho receipt, disposed
of tho cotton to Mr. A. Tolleson, and
obtained tho money for it. When
Mr. T. opplied for tho cotton, the
railroad agent refused to deliver it;
and further inquiry being made,.
Messer was arrested and turned over
to Magistrate Walker for prosecution.
The money was recovered.
Mr. Seward had better stop his
negotiations for the West India
islands at once, for, according to tho
theory of a Professor Delisser, of
Kingston, Jamaicn, the earthquakes
will break out near tho equator, with
redoubled violence, about March 20,
1868. The "configuration" of the
planets is said to produce extraordi?
nary terrestrial commotions, not
through astrological inilueuees, but
through tho forco of gravitation.
The year 1868, according to Delis
Bor's predictions, will bo famous for
tremendous storms, inundations and
earthquakes. Now, as to tho parti?
cular period of the vernal equinox.
Within a few days after the com?
mencement of spring, Mercury,
Mars, Jupiter and the moon will be
in conjunction on March 22, and the
sun will be in conjunction with tho
moon on March 24, heavy weather
may consequently bo expected. To
the inhabitants of the islands, this
theory is sufficiently alarming, for a
cursory inspection of the hierogly?
phics in the almanac show that tem?
peste may bo expected about every
other day in the year. To most read?
ers, the interpretation of those signs
is a hopeless task; but when an un?
usual collocation of darts, hooks,
altars and sceptros appear at any
given date, tho effect upon the mind
must hereaftor bo terrific. Mr. Se?
ward, tho Philadelphia Inquirer
thinks, should postpone his treaties
until the recurrence of somo year
when tho "configurations" aro less
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tho post
office open during the weok from 8)4
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
1)4 to 2)? p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 9 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
10}4 a. m., closes at 1 p. ra.
Greenville-Open for delivery at 3
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
"Wo havo on hand a number of
copies of tho "Sack and Destruction
of the City of Columbia,"* compiled
by a well-known author, 4hieh will
be disposed of at fifty ceqts a copy.
In addition to a correct account of
what occurred' at the time, it con?
tains a full list of tho property own?
ers and tho occupuuts of the various
houses destroyed. A perusal of its
pages will remove all doubts from tho
minds of any unprejudiced reader.
NEW ?BVBATIH?MKHTN. - Attention m CH II -
ed to the following advertisements, pub?
lished thia morning for ? I ? ? - NTJ?I time
Extra Convocation Columbia Chapter.
Horses and Mules For Sale.
John D. Bateman-Oysters.
Meeting of Medical Society.
8ELLING OFF BELOW NEW YORK
COST.-Tho undersigned wishes to call
?ho attention of bia friends, and citizens
generally, of Columbia and vicinity, to thc
fact that he wishes to leave this city on
account of business engage mts else?
where, and that he is duty bound to sell
ofT bia entire stock of GENTLEMEN'S
FINE READY-MADE CLOTHING below
Now York wholesale prices; alao, Caaai
ineres and Cloths, an assortment of Gent's
Furnishing Goods, Ladies' and Gent's
Shoes, and various other articlea too nu?
merous to mention; all of which must bo
sold off WITHIN TEN DAYS. Please call
and judge for yourselves, at
Main street, opposite J. C. Dial's.
N. R. All parties indebted to mo will
please call immediately at tba etoro and
settle, to avoid all inconvenience. By so
doing, you will greatly oblige
Feb 12_8AMTJEL PI8ERL_
THE un ersigned have formed a Copart?
nership, under tho firm of CAMPBELL
A .TONES, for the transaction of a general
GROCERY and PROVISION business.
JAMES S. CAMPBELL,
W. W. JONES.
The friends of W. D. PECK will find him
at thia establishment-disposed to servo
them promptly. Feb 12
LEMONS ! LEMONS ll
LARGE FLORIDA LEMONS, at
Feb ll_G. PIERCES'.
Ilelnltah'a Crlmaon Tetter Wash,
for Totter, Ringworm, Pimples, Worm
Spots, Roughness of the Skin-a euro for
Tetter sud Riugworm.
NONE but tho best; all warranted
i to give full aatiafaction, and at such
prices that, though the "times are
buard," all can buy from
Feb A HERBY H. BLE ASE.
An eruption of the allin, of thirty
year's standing, which defied tho skill o
the "doctors, was cured, in Philadelphia,
by using Heinitah's Queen's Delight.
AN HISTORICAL TALE; by Mundt.
Translated by Brandford. In one
volume. Price $1.50; cloth $2.
History of the United Netherlands-se?
quel to Dutch Republic; by Motley.
A Stormy Lib-, a novel;"by Lady Geor
Oiana Fullerton, with plates. Price $1.50
Duff's Railroad, Bank and Merchant's
Queen victoria's new book. Life in tho
Highlands, ftc. Prico $1.75.
Also, a new supply of Inez, by author
of St. Elmo. $1.75.
New English Novols, cheap. For salo at
J. J. McCarter's bookstore.
Fob 8_lt. L. BRYAN.
Fresh Groceries, Provisions and
Isigned havo on
hand, and are
I con ing additions I
to their stock of GOODS in the above lino
-which will bo found full and complete
embracing: COFFEE, TEA. SUGAR, MO?
LASSES, BACON, LARD, CANNED
GOODS. WINES and LIQUORS; in fact,
any and ovorything pertaining to a first
class grocory atoro.
CAMPBELL A JONES.
P. S. Wo would inform our friends
throughout tho country that we will devoto
special attention to the storage and salo of
COTTON. A commodious "WAGON YARD
ls in rear of tho establishment. Feb 12
-B-uTc rr GOSHEH BUTTER, for s?!e
_JLVch?ap7aT G. DIERCKS'T ~
1 RUSH ELS PRIME SEED OATS,
JLUl/ for sale by E. A O, P, HOPE.
TINWARE ! TINWARE !
OF all kinds, at prices to snit the timoa.
Merchants will do well to oall on
Fell 4 HENRY H. BIJSA3E.
r* BBLS Trimo Wholo CABOLINA RICK,
v> for salo by E. ft G. D. HOPE.
C*f \ BBLS. FLOUR,
Ow 150 Sacks Flour; from best Family
to good Super,
jfiu 12 FISHER A LOWRANCE.