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VOL. 43. NO. 24.
CANTON, OHIO, NOVEMBER 16, 18T6.
McGREGOR & SON Publishers
; Circulation - 2,700.
The dispatches and news during the
oast week have only confirmed the elec
tion of-Tilden and Hendricks. Louisiana
and Florida have certainly chosen Til
den electors, and in South Carolina prob
ably. ' There is no possible doubt of this
and all fair men will concede it.
It now looks as if blunders on the part
of our political" opponents would con
found and defeat themselves in spite of
all their trickery. Reports from Wiscon
sin, Vermont and Oregon show Republi
can blunders that elect a Democratic elec
tor in each of those Stales. In Vermont
and Oregon, Republicans voted for an
elector who was ineligible, under the
Constitution, by reason of holding a Fed
eral office. By an error in Wisconsin
many . friends of Hayes voted for but
nine electors instead of ten. These er
rors may give Tilden three more, making
187, leaving out South Carolina, Florida
and Louisiana. The Returning Boards
in these States will report in a few days,
when we hope to show a good majority
for Tilden. In the mean time let all wait
Onb of the greatest moral; triumphs
ever achieved in the history of any peO'
pie, is that secured in the election of
Samuel J..Tilden. It is eyen greater than
that of 76 years ago, when Thomas Jef
ferson was elected, inasmuch as the com
bined elements against the Democracy
this year were far more extensive and
vicious in every respect. These bad el
emeuts thought they were secure and
well fortified in power, and could set the
people at defiance, and go on with their
riotous misrule. They could not and
would not see the hand writing on the
wall ; and now, in their desperation, as
such men in power ever do, they proceed
to a dangerous extremity that will only
sink them deeper in infamyand obloquy.
The Ancients said, whom the gods doom
to destruction they first make mad.
Tilden has a hobby; it is the reduction
of taxation. McGregor.
Vqo anA ha riilafi hia finlihv wnll TTo
reduced bis own taxes about a quarter of
mi: aii: Da..;....
a QUlllUIlt IIUIUIIW AKCVV W.
He reduced the taxes of the State Gov
ernment from of N. Y. $16,000,000 under
Governor Dix. Republican, to eight mil
lions this year. This accounts for his
popularity in that Sta e. Must you con
tinue to lie and be wicked ? How about
Hayes's assessor's returns? Was that
all lovely and square, cow, sheep, piano
The 1860 foo' ery is out of time now,
Just so. Lincoln was a legal minority
President his three opponents getting
near a million more votes. This Centen
nial year the Democracy, and Indepen
dent and Conservative voters were uni
ted, and hence gave 300,000 or more ma
jority against Hayes. The people are
tired of misrule, hate and maladminis
tration, and prefer country to party. ,
Thb South is only one third of the Un
ion, but the Democratic House of Repre
sentatives gave them twenty out of thir
ty of the chairmanships of the leading
committees of the House. Alliance He
view. .. ' ; " ' ' ;
Why hot say the entire thirty? A fel
low may just as well tell a big one take
a sheep when about it, and. not fool with
Thomas Murphy, Grant's late collector
at New York, failed some time back. His
Long Branch cottage has been sold, and
'his valuable paintingsand other articles
at his private residence in New York.
Fare ye well, and If forever.
BtWlfbreveitfare thee well.
A wise Massachusetts statesman said
this Presidential .contest was "between
the people and the managers." True,
most true, ,.- Shall the people prevail ? Is
tt'.e voice of the people, a suffering peo
ple, the voice of God? Yea. verily.
Tre Democrats in Oregon have the re
turning Board, and will not likely give a
certificate to thatRepublican Postmaster
but instead, to the fDemocrat and this
will put through Uncle t Samuel, "any
U. 8. Grant said "let no guilty'man es
cape," aud .yet ba pardons oat of the
Penitentiaryland jails; A very.McKee and
others. ' . -
Thj people vote Tilden President the
Republicans would count Hayes in, , Fair
Ny, eniIemeB,'no fraud, iyou please.
Tiikhk is a cri is in the Republican
parly just now. It is victory or death.'
The desperate leaders realize the ex
tremity and emergency. They are sche
mingand plotting to rescue their "los
cause." Two of their diabolical agen
are Chamberlain in South Carolina, and
Kellogg in Louisiana, backed by Grant
Chandler, Cameron and the military.'
Already has the country witnessed the
spectacle of the President; sending th
military into States on the eve of elec
tion, thus violating the Constitution
which he had sworn to support, thus out
raging the rights of citizens at the insti
gat tOn of a set of .carpet-bag politicians
The bust men of South Carolina.'.lawyers,
clergymen, business men, &c, reraonstra-
ted, but without avail. The revolution
ary scheme was put in practice to please
Governor Chamberlain, who was a can
didate for re-election.
In Louisiana it is Kellogg upon whom
the Republicans depend, to manipulate
the returns. . No one need be told who
Kellogg is, for they all know him as tie
figurehead of the whole carpet-bag mon'
strosity, the arch schemer at the bottom
of all the broils and outrages of that State,
Developments will soon show whether
the Republican party is to be placed in
such a position before the world. We
shall see whether that party is prepared
to sanction such outlawry and violation
of the Constitution. It will certainly be
a dangerous venture, for we apprehend
the American people are in earnest, and
that is why Samuel J. Tilden has a ma
jority of half ft million of the popular
vote. We would say BEWARE !
The first news from the South after
the election, as published in the Repub
Mean papers whs, that no disturbance oc
curred anywhere that all had passed off
peaceably and the vo'ing was fair. After
it was known that the Democrats had
carried every Southern State, the "out
rage mills" were set to work, and vague
yarns of intimidation reported. Two or
three days after election a severe storm
in Florida washed a railway track and
caused the ditching of a train. It was
charged upon the "Kuklux" in order to
manage or change election returns. This
week stories of ballot-boxes being de
stroyed are given, without specifying lo
calities, and without showing what
necessity there could be for it.
careful examination of the Republican
papers only indicates the scheme, and
proves the villainy, The people give
Tilden near half a million of a majority
and he cannot be and will not be de'
frauded out of his election. Mark that
An article from the Enquirer on our 7th
page will.be found valuable on this point
Mr, G. A. Q. Miller, of Pittsburgh, a
Republican, has a letter in the Sunday
Leader on the situation, and in it he says
"One thing has been very evident, al
though Grant has acknowledged that he
made mistakes, it has been n noticeable
fact that he did not correct them, even
when he had ample time to do so; and
to say that he was ignorant of the Bab-
cock, ueiknap, JJelano, Sehenck and
many other serious and vital matters
concerning this Government's welfare
and success, is simply ridiculous."
It seems Mr. Miller is a relative of
President Grant, and at one time held
position under him, and the Post says
gave the President personal and specific
information as to the whisky and other
frauds. The President only removed
The Stark County Democrat says:
"When Tilden is elected they will tear
on the mask of Unionism under which
they have been ma querading, and the
Union will become again a "League with
Hell" and our tine a 'nauntine He,' "
That is just what the people are afraid of
They do hot want our Union to become
a "League with hell" and our flag a
"flaunting lie." A Uiance Keview.
True, and that is why "the people"
gave 300,000 or more majority for Sam
uelJ. Tilden. Why not tell the whole
truth ? In the hands of Grant, Belknap,
Babcock, Cameron, . Robeson, "Boe
Shepherd & Co., our Government has
been a "league with hell." "By their
fruits ye shall know them ",
McGregor quotes the old Greek and
Roman maxim, Salut Poptdi Suprema lex.
And we say for his information that this
Bimply means, the salvation of Stark
countv depends on the popular suprema
cy of Lexington township. Alliance Re
view. . ' "
Exactly, and.when Stark county went
Republican it was the "free lovers" of
Lexington that made it so. '
"Boss" Shepherd.has failed in business
and it is said to be a bad failure, involv
ing President Grant in some losses.
"One by one the roses fall."
Uncle Sammy Tilden's election has not
shut up any of our shops bo for as we
know. In Tilden wi trust.
The radical leaders didnot get negroes
enough into Florida from Georgia to give
the alligator State toiHayes.
GRANTISM. LATER ELECTION RETURNS.
DEMOCRATIC GAINS IN FLORIDA.
8,000 Democratic Majority in Louisiana
New York, Nov. 12 The latest dis
patches show increased Democratic ma
jority in Florida. Tilden's majority in
that state is not less than 1,400. No
change in the South Carolina reports.
The electoral majority in Louisiana is
8,759. The returns in the three states are
W. J. PELTON.
Chicago, Nov. 12. A dispatch to the
Chicago Times, from Jacksonville, Fla.,
says : Total Democratic majority in
twenty two counties, 6,858. Total Re
publican majority in Republican counties
6,870. This gives a Republican majority
of 12, with the following counties, all
Democratic, to hear from, and in which
the Republican party has never polled
400 votes at any election. These coun
ties gave Democratic majorities in 1874,
as follows: Brevard, 78; Calhoun, 93;
Dade, lit; Frankin, 73; Holmes; 195;
Mrnatee, 172 Total 749. We have had
partial returns from some of those coun
ties which increase the Democratic ma
jority to over 900, with almost an absolute
certainty' that it will reach 1,000 or 1,200,
Tilden's majority will be about 200 less
than the above, which is the majority on
the State ticket. Evidence that fraud is
contemplated, thickens. The votes of
this county were canvassed by an illegal
board and against the protest of the coun
ty judge, who is a member of the board
and who refused to acknowledge the
legality ot the .canvass.
THE NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE.
THE NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE. The Plan Submitted by the Leading
Democrats There Present.
The following papers, telegraphed from
New Orleans last night, explains itself:
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14, 1876.
To the Hon. Stanley Matthews, fame
A, Garfield, John A. Logan, William
D. Kelev, John A. Kasson, J. Irvin
Ditty, John H. Shoonberg, William
M. Evarts, E. W. Stoughton, John
A. Dix, and others.
The undersigned arrived here vester
day. They came in answer to a telegram
from the Hon. Abram S. Hewitt, Chair
man of the National Democratic Com
mittee, dated at New York, November
10, 1876. The undersigned are informed
that you have come here at the request
01 tne resident 01 the United btates, to
see that the Board of Canvassers make a
fair count of the vote actually cast
While in the late canvass you gave your
support to Messrs. Hayes and Wheeler.
as candidates for President and Vice
President, and the undersigned eave
their support to Tilden and Hendricks
for those offices, they feel assured that
all good citizens of all parties regard an
honest count and true return of vote
actually cast of greater moment than the
success of any candidate for office and
are ready to do all that honorable men
should do to secure such a return of the
vote cast at the late election in the State
of Louisiana, which assumes more than
ever before a National importance, and
upon which, in this crisis may depend
me very existence ot constitutional gov
ernment. The undersigned, therefore,
in view of the unhappy controversies
which have heretofore arisen from the
action of the returning Board of the State
where its action could not in any event
cnange tne result ot a Presidential elec
tion, and in view of the de9ireof all good
men that effect should be given to the
will of the majority, as lawfully express
ed, respectfully ask you, or such of you
as are present, to meet and confer with
them personally, or through committees.
as may be deemed most wise, in order
that the influence we possess may be ex
erted in behalf of such a canvass of the
votes actually cast as by its fairness and
impartiality shall command the respect
and acquiescence of the American people
01 an parties, xoursrespecttuiiv. .
bhn M, Palmer. 111. Henrv Watterson.
Ky. Lyman Irumbull. 111. T.W. Ste
venson, R.y. wm. K. Morns, 111. H.
D. Mcttenry, Ky. Sam. I. Randall. Pa.
O. Ottendorfer, N. Y. A. J. Curtin, Pa.
j. a. itaiio, Ohio. Wm. Bigler Pa, L,
V. Bogy, Mo. ' J. E., McDonald, Ind.
Tas O. Broadhead. Mn. T. R Dnnlittlo
Wis. C. Gibson Mo. Geo. B. Smith.
Wis. T. Lee Carroll. Md. Geo. W.
Julian, Ind. Wm. F. Hamilton. Md.
M, D. Manson, Ind. W. Y. Sumner.
Conn. John Love, Ind
THAT VERMONT ELECTOR.
Boston, Nov. n. Henrv N. Sollaceof
Bridgeport, Vt., Republican Presidential
Elector, against whose eligibility a Ques
tion has been raised on the ground of
his holding the office of Postmaster, in
an interview to day stated that his resig
nation as Postmaster is alreadv in the
hands of the Postmaster General.
Dispatches have been received from
ex-Senators Doolittle andTrumbull, now
at New Orleans, Who think the situation
grave one, They ,have been examin
ing the laws bearing onthe subject.
Official Vote of Stark Co.
WARDS AND PRECINCTS.
LEXINGTON Alliance Precinct
" Limaville Precinct
" Mapleton Precinct....
" Paris Precinct
PERRY Masaillon Precinct
" Uichvillo Precinct.
CANTQN 1st Ward
" 2d Ward...; ..,
i " ; " 3d Ward...
" 4th Ward
MASSILLON 1st Ward
" 2d Ward
" 3d Ward
1 , " 4th Ward
Official Vote of Stark Co. THE PRESIDENTIAL FIGHT
Uncle Sammy Holding His Own.
South Carolina's Board of Canvassers
Not to Have Everything Their
Own Way-The Democracy of Oregon
Own Way-The Democracy of Oregon Awake--The Supreme Court to
Own Way-The Democracy of Oregon Awake--The Supreme Court to be Appealed to Relative to the
The Board of Canvassers Likely to be Restrained
Columbia, November 14. A motion
has been made by the Democratic coun
sel before a full bench of the Supreme
Court. Dravinir that writs of prohibition
and mandamus be granted restraining the
Board of State Canvassers from exercis
ing judicial functions in the election of
Electors, members 01 sne legislature,
members of Congress and solicitors, and
confining them to ministerial functions
only, aud restraining Dunn, cardoza ana
Hayne.canditlates lor unnptroiier.ireas'
urer and Secretary of State, and nomi
nees for re-election to these ollices for
sittinc as judges of their own election.
The Court issued a rule requiring the
Board of Canvassers to answer on Thurs
day next why write should not be issued.
The Ineligible Elector.
Ram Francisco. November 15. A press
dispatch from Salem, Oregon, says it is
announced by Democrats here to-day that
the following programme will be carried
out in reference to the case of J. W.
Watts, Presidential Elector on the Ke
publican ticket who was Postmaster at
fftfavBttft. The law of Oregon provides
that the Secretary of State in the res
ence of the Governor shall count the vote
and give to persons having the highest
number of votes a certificate of election,
giving the Secretary no power except to
count the votes and issue certificates, but
itis asserted a writ will be served on the
Secretary issued out of the Supreme
Court enjoning the'issuance of acetiQcate
to Watte and giving it to the highest elec
tor on the Democratic ticket.
Last week we gave as Tilden's electoral
vote 208. This gave Oregon to Tilden ;
taking It out would'leave 203. Should
this be decreased by South Carolina, it
would leave 196.
Louisiana and Florida arenas certainly
Tilden States as New York and Connec
ticut, and it is only meditated rascality
on the part of Chandler and other un
scrupulous party leaders that make them
Otherwise. Now that the attention of the
entire country is thoroughly aroused to
this condition of affairs, we doubt not
that truth will prevail, and that these
8tates will be counted as they ought to
be, for Tilden and Reform.
It may take a week yet to hear the re
sult of the State canvassing boards.
A few years ago the Cameron gang of
scoundrels in Pennsylvania counted Asa
Packer out of the Governorship of that
State. The same set, with Chandler,
Grant A Co., are now endeavoring to
count oat Samuel J. Tilden. We shall
see how the knaves make out. The peo
ple of the Union, who gave Tilden and
Hendricks 300,000 or more majority will
also see about it.
For President, Nov. 7, '76.
South Carolina, Louisiana
ALL FOR TILDEN!
New York. NoAembea 16. The Her
aid this morning has advices from the
three doubtful States giving estimated
majorities bo counties, which in Florida
gives Tilden l.uas majority; in sown Car
olina, Tilden 1,506 majority: and Louisi
ana, Tilden 7,8oU majority.
Louisiana Femocratic by 3,000 Majority, After
All ths Contested Pvrishes are Thrown Out.
The following private dispatch has been
received trom Mr. Stevenson, of the well
known firm of Gunther & Stevenson, of
this city, who is now in New Orleans. It
confirms the impression that wo have
Louisiana by an honest vote after all con
tested parishes are thrown out,
NEW ORLEANS, November 14, 1875.
To M, H. Gunlher:
"Tilden's majority. 3,000. after throw-
ing out contested parishes, which won't
The Democratic committee have com
plete returns made up trom duplicate
lists of the Supervisors, showing Tilden's
majority in the State to be 8,107, by
which majority they claim they have car
ried the State, The returns show Nich-
ol's majority to be nearly 9,000.
FRAUDS IN CALIFORNIA.
Gov. Irwin Refuses to Sign the
Certificates of the Hayes
The governor of California has tele
graphed here to day that he does not in
tend to certify to the present returns of
his state, as he has discovered such enor
mous frauds as to negative all of the
Republican majority now claimed. He
has made a discovery that 2,500 Demo
cratic votes were taken bodily out of the
ballot boxes. Sitting Bull Morton, who
is in Califyrnia for the ostensible purpose
of investigating the Chinese question,
has engineered these frauds in that State.
This accounts for Morton's refusal to
Democratic Majority About 33,000—"Old
Salt" Candidate For Speaker.
[New York World.]
The late and more full returns from
the interior and western counties of this
State make the Democratic majority
about 33,000. The Boards ofConvassers
in the several counties meet to day. The
official county is as likely to increase as
to reduce those figures It is probable
that the actual majority of Tilden over
Hayes will be between 10,000 and 11,000
it may be above the latter figures but does
not seem probable. Robinson's majority
will probably exceed that of Tilden's. It
seems to be pretty well 'settled that the
Assembly will be Republican. The
Democrats have lost several'members by
less than seventy five votes,
Craven. Dem., Elected After all in the Third
Little Rock. Nov. m. The latest re-
turns from this the Third Congressional
district j indicate tne election of Cravens
the Democratic candidate, over JMc
Clure,' the Republican.
District. STATUS OF FLORIDA.
TILDEN'S PROSPECTS GROWING
Official Democratic Majorities in Two
Counties Exceed the Estimates—
Republicans to make a Bitter
Fight Before the State Board
Fight Before the State Board — This Democrats Ready
to Successfully Defend
[New York Herald.]
Tallahassee, Nov. 14. The official
returns of nine Counties came in to day,
and justify, with hardly a change, the
unofficial returns made days ago. The
estimates were badly at fault in only two
counties, in both of which the Democrats
gained largely. Orange and Volusia
were estimated by the Republicans to give
respectively, 530 and 125 Democratic
majority. The Democrats expected 650
and 200, and the official returns give 743
A DEMOCRATIC VICTORY CONCEEDED.
It is now considered to be settled that
the full official returns of the County Can
vassing Board will give the States to
Drew by more than 900 and to Tilden
by more than 500 majqrity. These ma
jorities will be attacked before the State
Canvassing Board, and the Republicans
are confident that they can throw out
several precincts . The Democrats are
equally confident that they can success
fully defend every return. The Ccunty
Boards have, with hardly any exception,
canvassed the vote and referred all mat
ters of contest to the State Board.
PREPARING FOR THE STRUGGLE.
The contest before the State Board will
be prolonged and bitter, and will involve
the result on the State and National tick
ets. Not less than one dozen counties
will he attacket by one side or the other.
Tbe testimony on each side is volumin
ous. Ex Governor Brown, of Georgia, ar
rived to day on a special train and has
been closeted with the Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee all day. It is under
stood that he has full power, and he is
organizing rapidly and skillfully for the
The Executive committee is in session
to night. Astonishment and regret is ex
pressed that no Democrat of National
reputatiou and of Northern residence has
been sent here.
"We want outsiders here,'' said Mr.
Raney, of the committee, "simply that
they may bear testimony to the people
of America that we have carried this
State by decisive majorities on both the
State and national tickets, and that we
have won this victory fairly and without
fraud or violence. Of course, then, we
want such men as have the national ear
and the confidence of the Northern
people." A representative of the Na
tional Democratic Committee reached.
the State this evening.
A CHARGE OF FRAUD.
A dispatch has been received at the
Republican headquarters, stating that
Nr. Lespedes, the Republican candidate
for the Legislature in Monroe county,
protested against the canvass of the vote
of the Third precinct in Key West on
the ground that the ballot box was taken
away from the polls, and counted by the
managers, in violation of law. The pre
cinct gave a large Democratic majority.
Tne protest was not heeded by the Coun
A TRAIN DELAYED.
The incoming train, with 100 soldiers
and the Democratic Executive Commit
tee on board, was delayed by a broken
rail several hours this evening. Four
coaches were thrown off the track, but
no man washurt.
Arrangements are being made to hurry-
up returns from distant counties and
commence the State canvass at the ear
liest possible hour.
WISCONSIN ELECTORAL VOTE.
One Republican Elector Short on the Ticket
— This Will Give Mr. Tilden the
Washington, November n. It is said
at Democratic headquarters here that, by
blunder in the printing of the Republi
can Electoral ticket of Wisconsin, only
nine Jtepupucan Electors nave been
chosen out ol the ten from that State, and
that as a consequence the highest candi
date on the Democratic ticket is also
elected, giving Mr. Tilden the requisite
majority of 185 votes, regardless of what
may be the result of the election in the
three disnuted Southern States. !
Hartzell Re-Elected in Eighteenth District.
Cairo, Nov, 13. The Democrats this
morning claim the re-election of Hartzell.
Democrat, for Congress in the Eighteenth
District, by 20 majority over Niley Re
DEAN, DEM., ELECTED IN MASSACHUSETTS.
Boston Nov. 10. The official returns
in the Third Congressional District, show
that Dean, Dem., is elected by seven