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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN. MONDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 12. 1877.
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UOKDAYlllmitlllUlllUimr'IVBUABT 11. 1S77.
The first number or the SUNDAY NA.
TIONAL HEl'UBI.ICAN will bo Issued next
Tf AKNINU ritOM 1IISTOUT.
It ! a trite saving, of goneral belter, that
history repeals itself, and li onlr the
chronicle of recurring eTenU In the cycles of
time; and tbe truth or the adage, aa shown
by the experiences of the world and crys
talled In conTlctlon, has further Illustra
tion In our present complications. Novel
tons, they are not new to the generations.
There Is an exact parallel for our own con
dition In the misfortunes which befell the
most conspicuous and powerful of all the
republics which hare preceded us j and we
bare reason to abscrlbe praises to the
Throne which dispenses fate, that It Is still
possible for us to avoid the catastrophe the
precipitated upon Its people. We find our
stlits, thus earl In our career, arrived at
the first stage In the process of decadence,
which was reached by tho Roman republic
not until after It had enjoyed hundreds of
years of earthly eupremacr. And seeing
that when It had progressed to the point at
Which we now stand, a lingli miltaU teas
folloiccd ly anarchy, the "precursor of
tyranny," we cannot be too careful lest a
lata! misstep shall termlnste our destiny as
a free people, also, in an abyss of desolation
and ruin which shall swallow up the hopes
and happiness of posterity. Unless wo
apply ourselves to wisdom, and speedily
arrest the destroying hand of faction now
lifted against the Ufa of the nation, ob
livious of all human well-being, and
mindful only of the petty projects of
party, conceived in selfishness and aimed
at the attainment or unwarranted power,
we too may drop Into history a warning
to futuro governments of the people.
Shortly before the Roman people passed
under the yoke of Crxsar, there was a
consulsr election, at which Sclplo, Ilyp
iscus and Mllo were candidates. Having,
as Plutarch Informs us,rcsorted to "bribery,
corruption, violence, murder and otvll
War" to procuro votes, the result was a
contested election; and It was pro
posed In tho Senate to make Pompey,
who was regarded as the most pop
ular man In Rome, "protector of
election," or final returning officer, to' can
Tass and declare the result. At this Oato
the younger, an upright man, objected,
aying that "the laws should not derive
their security from Pompey, but that Pom
pey should owe his to the laws." This
defeated tho measure, and nothing further
being done, the office of Consul was sus
pended, because of the non-election of a
successor. Immediately, in the absence
of Its authority, the forum began to be
beselged by the armies of three aspi
rants to absolute power; and when Cato
saw this he seconded the appointment of
Pompey by the Senate, as solo Consul, re
marking that any government was prefer
able to anarchy, and that Pompey promised
fair for a constitutional administration.
Very soon after this Ctcsar usurped the
government, and the rest Is familiar knowl
edge. Now the parallel. Our campaign was
characterized by the ssme measures to
ensure success In a number of the States
of the Union. The result was the same
a disputed election, which the proper State
officers could not decldo to the satisfaction
of parties. The effort to establish a
"protector of the election," or a means to
determine It through the intervention of
persons and officers of the highest character
in the country, was opposed for the same
reasons sdvanced by Cato; but In our case
they were overruled unwisely we thought
then, and still think and a Commission
wu created to decide the Issue. The Com
mission proving by partial action that it
would turn out a protector of (As eUcthn,
in truth and In fact, those who were most
clamorous for It, we aro now told, propose
to delay further action, If possible.untU after
the appointed day for the Inauguration, and
thus defeat a choice of President and bring
on the condition of the Romans when
their mlstako was made, that of a country
without an executive chosen by the people.
What will then follow, if this plan shall
succeed, no man can tell. Farther than
that we cannot look; but we have only to
turn to the result In the parallel case,
where there was a greater display of can
dor and fairness than our people have
shown, to gather an Inkling of the;danger
which threatens us. And It docs seem as
If those who are attempting to force the
circumstances which promise this result,
do so with the Intent to administer the
Government or destroy It. Some of them
have declared that if their candidate Is
ultimately rejected there will never be
another Presidential election In the United
States; and the declaration Indicates, the
purpose to make It good, if within the
the power of evil to accomplish.
Can there be anything more appalling to
the good among men, than to see such a
Government as ours so menaced by the
hatred of faction I And what la more piti
able than to see a great party first stultify
its life record by voting to annul the action
of the States In a matter of which they
have exclusive control, by Federal power,
and then, when defeated In Its wishes by
tho patriotism of tho tribunal It sought to
use for that purpose, cover Itself with in
famy by violating Its faith In respect of the
decision t This aspect of our situation
presents a case without a parallel, and a
apeclacle of shame without relief, and un
approached In the annals of free govern
ment. One redeeming circumstance will, how
ever, go to our credit In history. The
party which most opposed the measure,
on grounds substantially the same as those
urged by Cato, after It was adopted,
pledged fealty to the issue, whatever It
should be, and that pledge will be faith
TOE MAD DEMOCRATIC ritOTK.Tr.
"We want a compromise," cried the
Democracy last month with a bold menace
of hostilities, and tho Republican leaders
yellded and compiled with the demand.
The compromise was secured, and the first
finding under the electoral bill has been
made; It was in favor of the Republican
pirty. This has driven the Democracy
blind with rage. Their rage has forced
them to political inadncss,and that madness
Is rapidly hurrying them to political sui
cide. They agreed to accept tho decision
of the Commission In good faith as final
and conclusive. Dut they enter a bitter
protest against the very first finding. Nor
Is this all. They pounco upon tho three
Supremo Court Judges with a mallcloui
ferocity and hurl avalanche after avalancho
of slander, vituperation and abuse at the
ermine clement In the groat Tribunal.
Wo urged upon the Republican leaders
tic danger of drifting away from tho pro
scribed forms of tho Constitution and estab
lished precedents. Wo warned them re
peatedly that the Democracy would break
faith under any compromise plan that
might be adopted, and violently oddoso
any decision other than oao In favor of
their causo. Our prophecy has been ful
filled. Our predictions have been realized
In a manner which fills tho nation with
amazement, and demonstrates how danger
ous It Is to compromise with a desperate
and determined foe.
Tho Democracy mean mischief. At the
first finding In the Florida case they became
enraged. At the second they became mad.
When Louisiana Is declared for Hayes, as
It will bo In Justice and by law, they will
brcomo howling mad. And when Oregon,
their last hope, has been given to the Re
publican party, as Is the declared will of
her sovereign people It should be, they will
rave In tho agony of their wild distraction.
But it will aU be In vain.
The moral sentiment of the nation is
with the decision of the Tribunsl. The
people will abide by Its action. Whatever
the Commission decide the people will sus
tain, ir they declaro Tilden elocted,
Tildek will be peacefully Inaugurated,
amid the quiet submission or tho entlro
people. If Hates Is declared elected, the
Democracy must submit, whether they
will or no. Wo have passed the retreat
ing point. We must forward march at the
command of the majority of the Tribunal.
The Democracy may curse Judge Bradloy
and slander his good name if they will.
They may heap vituperation mountain
high on the Commission. They may
lacerate the Supreme Court with their
partlzan shafts of spleen. They may toy
with rampant sedition, and fondle bloody
usurpation. They may agonize In their
agony, and wrltho In;thelr Inevitable defeat,
but the fiat has gone forth. They must
submit to tho law they Incubated by
menance of hostility, and hatched by
appeals to tho patriotism of the nation.
If it be Tildkn, well and good. The
country will acquiesce. If It be Hates,
well and good. American patriot! will
acquiesce. The Democracy mult.
NOW roit LOUISIANA AND OHEUON.
Justice having been rendered in the case
of Florida, which was fairly and honestly
for Hayes, it now remains for the Republi
cans to establish their case In Louisiana.
This It will not be at all difficult to do, for for
tunately abundant material is at hand. The
mud machine which has been worked so
vigorously by Knott, Field and TrCKKn
haa not destroyed or even discredited the
great mass of facts which the Republican
counsel have In their possession, and will,
during the present week, submit to the
The powers of the Returning Board can
not be called Into question ; the plea of in
eligible electors will avail nothing, as the
State law provided an abundant remedy
for any short coming, and the regularity
and the legality of the acts of Wells, As
dersox, and their associates, who have
been so shamefully bulldozed by David
Dudlet Field and Jons a. Tnostrsos,
will be easily and overwhelmingly estab
lished. The Republicans have as good a case as
could be asked for, and while we expect
the Democrats to contest every point with
absolute desperation, we have no doubt
whatever of the final result.
Then will come the Oregon question,
upon which no Democrat of common hon
esty can possibly expect, or even desire,
Mr. Tildkn's success. The fraud would
be too bold for even Tweed or Monais-
am orroitimaTY ron souniEiix
A golden opportunity now dawns upon
Southern men. They have the destiny uf
their country In the hollow of their hands.
As they mold their policy In this crisis so
will their people prosper or linger In dis
tress. Practical patriotism and philosophi
cal statesmanship should now exert Itself
with all its vigor and force. The time has
come for action. Let the Southern lead
ers rise above partisanship. Let them cast
aside their aflllatlons with the riff-raff ele
ment which comprise their party in tho
North. Let them buckle on the armor of
moral courage, and dare to have a lasting
and benign peace which shall make their
unhappy country blossom as a rose.
The Northern Democrats havo evi
dently determined to lmpcdo the work
of the Commission with all the means
In their power. This proceeding will
open the way! for the Southern
Democracy out of their Red Sea of af
fliction, which they have suffered ever
since they became the allies of tho copper
head element. If they boldly and con
scientiously sustain the action of the ma
jority of the commission, they will lay a
foundation stono for tho future greatness of
the South. This golden opportunity 13
upon them. Will Lah Ait and Hill make
a break for freedom, Justice and the great
Inter ests of the South ?
HEX AND MO J1U3.
To-morrow New Orleans dons tho cap-and-bells,
forgets her murders, grins and
plays tho clown. It Is her annual Mardl
Oras. The Orlcanltea are so Impoverished
and cast down, by reason of Radical "mis
rule," that they have become reckless,
and expend tens of thousands of dollars in
their equipment and upon their procession
in mssquerade. Usually they have solic
ited and been permitted the uso of United
States soldiers In their groat carnivals, tho
soldiers being attired for the nonco in
zouave suits, contributing materially to
the impreaslveneas of the fastlva. demon
stration. The new Iter, of (no com
ing levity, leavened l with Democratlo
plecri list Thursday night, was1 guilty of
'an unseemly edict, the resulwhcreor Is
thus set forth in a telegram received on
Saturday night by Marshal Pitkn:
New Orieaws, February W. 1ST7, 1 19 P. M.
Marsftal rtlktn, lfilof., D. c.l
Military oaten rains, to alto their soldiers
to turn oat for Hex, becaaseof Insult olferedClon.
eral Orant and Sberltlan t7 Memas Thursday
ClItCCMSTANCES ALTEH CASES.
Here Is what the Cajl at tald of the
Commission on the 28th of January:
"Both parties have agreed to Uk. the 8 a pre me
Court In, it la trot, bomoopalbto doses, and al.
though great cut has been exerolsed to select
Judges of different political proclivities, ear felth
and reverence for this great and Impartial trlba.
nil remains unshaken. This on. third of our
(lovernment remains to us pur, able and unsal.
tied. Aadwe will oonsenl to any oflhet dignified
body adjudicating- the gravest question that ean
possibly arise, we bars tbe honor of knowing
personally only twoorthe Justices selected, FmLu
and M illmb one Is a ltepobllcan and tbe other a
Democrat and In such estlmatltn do we hold
their learning, pride or position and parity or
character, that we would aa aooa bellev. that
they oould b. influenced by a bribe aa to be blaaed
by political preferenoe."
Tub following Is what the Capital said
yesterday about tho Commission!
There la no use In asserting that when Louis.
Isna Is reached It will be round too offensive for
this national returning board of rogues to swal.
low. As well eipeet eh.stlty In a brotb.l. honesty
In a den of thieves or sham, from a eharletan.
Tho tribunal from wMoh Uarlleld oan emerge
with bis too.n. weak race aglow with triumph,
to telegraph U.yes that fraud bus won, .r Morton
canhobbl. out as II decay waa without palo, la
no place to which tb. honeat poople can appeal
for tteir rights." "
There Is something melancholy about
this wall, which sounds funereal.
GOYERNOIl STltAltNS, Or FLORIDA,
OovKimon StfAbks, of Florida, gavo
his testimony on Saturday In the straight
forward manner of an upright and conscien
tious man. He quietly exploded the theo
ries of Field, Knott & Co., regarding
telegrams sent to and from Florida by tho
Republicans, and he also stated upon oath
"frothing was said about money la any tele.
f;ram wbtca passed between himself and persons
a tbe North and b. also said that ho bad no
knowledge or any money baring been reoelrod
from th. riorth, either before or after the elec
tion." Hero Is a fresh Illustration Of the way in
which stories of Improper telegrams, of
the use of money, etc, have been manu
factured out of whole cloth by tho un
scrupulous Democracy to help their hope
less cause. Thero has been a world of
misrepresentation concerning Florida,
TnOSH 8E.-1E0A1I11IAN MA1DEN9.
It Is hardly right for the venerable Sena
tors to act as they did on Saturday towards
Elder Trumbull and Doacon Palmer, while
they were visiting that body. They had
heard of the quadroon ball; of the amor
ous touch of besuty's thirsty Up; of tho
frolic of Claudlne, Aspasla, Liu and other
Senegamblam maids of New Orleans: of
this and that and the other thing which
happened to tho visiting statesmen
and especially to the elder and deacou who
went to Louisiana to see an honest count.
And they smiled a broad and mischievous
smole, and merrily put admonitory fingers
to their several proboclses, and winked a
wunk suggestively from the several eyes,
wig-wagged their several tongues as
It were, and smiled again like It
might, at the venerable elder and dea
con, who so recently shuffled their
shaky shanks in a voluptuous waltz,
and chased the golden footed hours
through the wavy surges of the Boston,
amidst tbe dazzling light and glided tapes
try of the quadroon dances house where
the pink-eycdSenegamblan maidens helped
to while the happy hours away. Indeed
we should look rather with pity than re
proof upon this scene, on the principle that
we should always give the "old man
MISCniKF BKEWLNO IN LOUISIANA.
Trustworthy information wsa received
here lsst night that the White Leaguers
held a large meeting on Saturday night, at
which time a warm discussion was had upon
the organization of Vigilance Committees.
It was finally determined to defer the pro
ject until after the Electoral Commission
had decided the vote of Louisiana, and If
tbe decision be in favor of Hayes to hold the
city In the custody of armed bands. We are
ablo to present this Information with entire
cofldence In Its truth, The White Leaguers
are brewing mischief. Thelivea of leading
Republicans are insecure in Louisiana.
Threats of assassination aro rife. Mob vio
lence is getting ready to strike a bloody
blow. The scenes which made the com
mune of Paris forever infamous, may be
re-enacted In New Orleans within the next
twenty days. The Nicholls organ boldly
announces a malevolenco which will have
have to be met, and as tt e White Leaguers
declare their obdurate determination to re
sist the national soldiery should they aid In
the erection of the legitimate (Packajid)
government. We are firmly persuaded
that the sooner the riotous faction which
foments with lncccssant rebellion receives
tho chastisement which it richly merits",
tho better It will be for Louisiana and for
TUB OHBGON OASB.
Judge Ciicucn, of New York, In speaking
of tbe Orsgon case, recently tald that, as he
understood the case, the Governor of Oregon
had given certificates to two Republican elec
tors and one Democratic elector, Crohin, he
had no right, according to the decisions of the
courts or this Btate to a certificate at all,
because of his having received the next
highest number of votes. But waiving
that, and granting the Governor's right
to give him a certificate, after the cer
tificates were glvon, the functions snd duties
of tbe Governor of Oregon ended.
It now remains for the Commission to la
quire what those three persons having the
certificates actually did. It appears that the
two Itepubllcana met to cast their electoral
votes, and, Cnoum being absent, they pro
ceeded to fill a vacancy, Gronlu, on'.the other
hand, met by himself, and, the Itepubllcana
being absent, he proceeded to fill two vacan
cies. "Now," said the Chief Justice, "there
cannot be any question as to which of these
two Electoral Colleges will have Its vote re.
cognised, or which ought to be recognized.
Had CaoHix remained with his two Ecpubll.
can colleagues, and Insisted upon casting his
vote for Tiloin, the case might hays been
more complicated; but he didn't remain, and
there Is where he slipped."
TOIigUE MADA llANDALL.
Tho Democratic House still holds Gov
ernor Wells In the dungeon-crypt closely
confined. Tho ventilation of tho Capitol
at least Is unwholesome, but In this grim
and darksome cell tho air Is most foul and
and death-greeting. Hero this old man of
seventy yesrs Is held imprisoned as a com
mon knave, and hero, too, Oeneral Air.
DRneoH Is kept. Tho Constitution frowns
upon this infamy, which is actuated by a
spirit such as that which took up Its abode
in the bresst of the old Inquisitor, Torque
Mada. It Is an act which should arouse
trtry American freeman. It Is a deed
which neither the laws of tho land, nor
the spirit of our Institutions countenance .
It Is an onlrageous usurpation of power,
and TonquE Mada Randall bearsamajor
share of the responsibility. The American
people will rebuke theso men for their
The first number of "fhe'SUNDAT NA
TIONAL HEfUDLICAN will be lssuednext
Sunday morning. "
Wells refused a million dollars and now
the Democracy aro afflicting htm with small
OiNxnAL Fliibonton's "blue glass" sun
light will cure a atltch In the back sooner than
you ean count nine.
Tkltok can tell how much money he sent
J. F. Cotli, W. Call and Qao. r. Rahst.
Why don't Field aak him f
Ir anybody should organize a funeral, the
Democracy would be glad enough to loan
Maddox and Littlkfibld as permanent
IrlFnocTOH Knott and David Dudlht
want to know how much money waa spent la
Florida, let them send for John F. Covlk and
Wilkinson Call. They ean tell.
Governor Stearns on Saturday gave the
lie to the tslegraphlo tramp who listened to
the clicking of the telegraph and swore It
said "money aad troops will be sent."
Arrin all we do not blame the Democracy
for desiring a daybeforedecldlng to accept the
Florida decision. It requires some prepara
tion to swallow the bitter pill.
The first number or tbe SUNDAY NA
TIONAL RErUDLICAN will be issued next
Wi biorxt to see the Democratic press
assailing Judge Bradlet with so much fierce
ness snd slander. This course will force the
Republican press Into fighting the dctll with
Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN, which will be published next
Sunday morning. It will be a newspaper In
Ir RuTUERronD B. Uatis becomes the
next chief magistrate of the Republic he will
not remove a alngle competent and honest
official from office. But the thieves and ras
cals wherever found will be summarily
TniNK of old Fare caught in a very
doubtful Intrigue at one hundred and flre,anl
marrying In self-defense at the advanced age
of one hundred and twenty-two, and then say
If you can that the old boys should not have
The first number or the SUNDAY NA
TIONAL REPUBLICAN will be lssuednext
Horn abuse was heaped upon Justice Bsad
let by the Saturday editions or the Demo
cratlo press throughout Ihs country than waa
ever before heaped upon a single ;man In so
short a time. This Is the best evidence la the
world that Justice Bram.it Is right.
Once more there Is a perceptible bustle
among Mr. Wattirson's 100,000 unplsloled
lsmbs. Once more we bear the voice ofCoasa
crying In a wilderness or doubt and fear,
"Glory to God. Ilold on to the one electoral
vote In Oregon, for It Is our last hold."
Look ont for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN, which will be published next
Sunday morning. It will be a newspaper In
WniT a pity some of the Democratic law
yers are not as active, sly and indefatigable
In their efforts to carry' the Commission for
Tildin as SrirniN J. Field. What Impar
tial non-partlun Judges he and Jddoi CLir
roxDarel Which would be Tildin's chief
Justice If be gets a chance to appoint one,!
Ir tbb officers of the Democratlo National
Committee can pats through the ordeal or
Investigation as well as have Messrs. Cuand
tit and McCoRWCK, or the Republican Com
mittee, they will be an honor to their party
and a great Improvement on the general run
or Democratic politicians.
Tho first number of tha SUNDAY NA
TIONAL REPUBLICAN will bo lssuednext
Fridat was sn unlucky day for the Democ
racy on both the IIowe Senate and Knott
nouse committees. Judge Levisee showed up
soma new attempts to bribe before the former,
and Maddox waa reaponalbly complimented
before the latter as being wholly unworthy of
belief under oath.
Col. Dittt leslUled that he went to that qua!,
roon ball In New Orleans to see among other
things a woman with plak eyes. " We an
persuaded that Elder Trumbull was gazed
upon by this same woman. We cannot other
wise explain why his complexion became so
suddenly pink when the subject was mentioned.
Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN, which will be published next
Sunday morning. It will be a newspaper In
No wondxr Judor Arsott Is willing to
try to make Tilseh President wltaout being
elected. Judoe Abbott Is himself sitting
In a aeat to which he was not elected. lis
la aa mueh an intruder linMlm m m-i, m...
dishonestly, as Goodi, or Virginia, Is the
ueurpcr ui me scat to wnica J . u. iTATT was
The first number or tha SUNDAY NA
TIONAL REPUBLICAN will be laaued next
It now turns out that Justice Davis most
emphatically and unhesitatingly announces
that the decision of the majority or the Elec
toral Commission In the Florida case waa
right and Just, and that he would have been
with tbe majority had he been a member or
the 0 ommlaelon. As the Democratic ship
sinks the Intelligent passengers climb out.
David Dcdlet Field is worried about
troops sent to Florida. Why don't he find out
that Gionox F. Dnaw, Democratic candidate
for Governor, asked General Ruoia befcre
election to send them there; and also asked
Governor Stearns to procure them to be
posted around the State House, when he,
Drew, was Inaugnrated Governor, when he
hadn't been electedl
Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN, which will Im r,M.h.,! -.-.
Sunday morning. It will be a nonspaper la
The Senate metal 10 o'clock.
Tha CHAIR laid beforo tha Senate a comma,
nleatlon from tbe President or the Electoral
Commission, aa follows t
tttn 1 1 am'dlrrelcd by tlie'Fleetor.1 ronunlnlon,
to Inform th tiroat.lliat It has conrndt-pd and de
rided upon th. tu.lters Mbinltleri to tt nnder the act
oralvosrifrointheeuio ofriorld., ena herewith,
brdirrellonof CKldeOTnmla-.lon, I tr.n'mlt to you
etrrelnf therein to be read .1 the neetlbg ofltie two
llouiee according to l,l net. All the e'rtlBc.iea
nnd paix ri arnt to the cnmnilulon hv tho President
of the Benftlo are herewith returned.
.. . rrciltentof the Commlailoa.
Tbelton.llioa. W, rannr,
Mr. BOUTWKLL aald that as there were so
few Senators present he would move a call of
the Senate to bring tn a greater attendauce.
The roll was called, and about a dozen Sen
ators answtredlo their names. The call was
continued for about fifteen minutes, during
which time about twenty five Senators In all
bad come In.
Mr. BOUTWELL moved that Senators be
notified of the call and brought In. Agreed to.
The CHAIR said If there was no objection
he would sppolnt a conference on thn disagree
ing votes of the rortlOcatlooblll,
He appointed Messrs. Win do m, Looan and
Mr. DAVIS said he did not object, but he
would like to Inquire If It waa not the dis
tinct Understanding that no business what
ever, not even a call or the Senate, should be
transacted between the hours of ten and
twelve each morning.
Thn CHAIR said ft was the understanding
that no butlness would be transacted, pend
ing tbe dellberatlona of the Commission, but
aa the Commission had now agreed, a call or
the Senate was .not or order to obtain a quo.
At 1050 Mr. BOUTWELL said that he bad
learned that tbe House bsd taken a recess
Ifll 13 o'clock. As there was some doubts
about a quorum or the Senate getting to
gether even at twelve, unlets the Senators
were notified, he would movo that the notlfi.
cation be continued, but that further pro.
ceedlnga under the roll call be suspended, and
that tbe Senate take a recess till twelve
o'clock. Agreed to.
Alt r Recess.
The Senate reassembled at 13 II., with a
full attendance prercnt.
Mr. HAMLIN said that the President
of the Electoral Commission harlog
notified the Senate that tha Commission had
come to a decision on tha disputed electoral
vote or Florida, he therefore moved that the
Secretary or the Senate be Instructed tola
form the House that the Senate Is ready to
meet In Joint convention to eoallnue the can
vass of the electoral votes. Agreed to.
Mr. BOUTWELL rote to Introduce a pe
tition, and waa Inormed by the Cuna that
no butlness was In order.
At ViXt the Clerk of the House appeared
In the Senate chamber with a resolution from
tbe House notifying: tha Senate that the House
Would be brenared So rerrlvi. thn Hnnt In
"Joint convention In the hall or the House at
io'cioce to contlnne the canvass of the elec
Mr. CAMERON, or Fenn., I move that
the Senate take a recess till fire minutes be
fore 1 o'clock.
Mr. EDMUNDS. We cannot do that. The
law says that, after a decision Is reached by
the tribunal, the two Houses shall Immedi
ately convene to continue the couot. We can
not, in my opinion, even take a recess.
Mr. CAMERON. Mr. Fraeldent.I always
yield to the opinion of my friend the Senator
from Vermont, and 1 withdraw tha motion.
No business was transacted, and at three
minutes to one the CHAIR called attention to
the notice or the House, and said, if It be the
pleasure or the Senate, the Senate will now
Eroeeed to the hall of the nouse, and the
enatora Immediately formed In procession
and left the Senate Chamber.
At 130 the Senate re-pearedat tho Senate
Chamber, preceded by the Sergeant-at-Arms
and four special policemen guarding the boxes
containing the electoral certificates.
SUSTAIHINO DECISION Or TUB COMMISSION.
When the Satiate had been called to order,
the Chair announced that thn Runatn hnwln
met the House for the purpose of continuing
the electoral count, and objection having
been made to the countto? of the rote of
Florida, the two Houses had separated, and
the objection to counting; the electoral vote of
Florida would be laid before the Senate.
The objections were read by tha Clerk, and
the Cnun asked i "Will the Senate sustain
Mr. KERNAN. I will suggest that the ob
Jecttone be taken up sertaffm.
Mr. SHERMAN. I would suggest that the
proper question will be i "Shall the decision
of the tribunal be saatatned, notwithstanding
the objections presented!"
Mr. STEVENSON suggested that tha objec
tions be printed and the Senate take a receea
tsntll 10 o'clock on Monday, and he made that
aa a motion.
"Oh no, oh no, no," from the Republican
Mr. STEVEN80N. Oh, well, Senators
may say no, no, snd they can vote aa they
pleaae, but I have a right to express my opln-
Ion. This Is a very momentous proposition,
probably the moat Important ever brought bo
lore tbe Senate, and It la customary to print
Tha CHAIR put the question to take arecess.
Mr. STEVENSON. And to print the pa.
The CHAIR understood the Senator to
move totake a recess.
Mr. STEVENSON. Aa tbe Culm mUnoder.
StOOd me. I Will Withdraw tha raotlnn nn.l In.
alst upon the motion to print. Several Sena
tora suggested that the papers would coma
ont In the Ilccori to-morrow, while adoou
ment could not be printed lor some time, as
the printing outside of tho Itttori had stopped
for lack of an appropriation.
The motion to print was wthdrawn, and
the motion to take a recess waa pnt to tbe
Senate, and the yeae and nays were demand
ed, ordered and called, resulting In yeas 80,
naya 44, and the motion to take recess wss
Mr.WHYTE offered a resolution that It Is
ordered that the Senate do not concur In tha
decision of the tribunal. He aald tf the two
Houses do not concur, the decision will
atand by the very terms or the law Itself.
Mr. HAMLIN moved to amend by atriklng
out the word "not" and Inserting the names
of the Hayes electors or Florida In place or
tha Tllden electors nsmed by the last resolu
tion. Mr. SHERMAN submitted a resolution that
the decision of the Tribunal stand, notwlth.
standing the objection thereto.
Mr. WRIGHT submitted a resolution that
tho objection mada and considered to counting
the vote of Florida be overruled, and that
the electors named In certificate No. 1, and
the decision of tbe Tribunal be sustained.
Mr. WHITE said that by the language of
the law the decision stands, unless tho two
Houses shall concur In ordering otherwise.
He moved his resolution as a substitute for all
Mr. SARGENT Inquired If the two hours
mentioned In the law for debate were now
Mr. MERRIMON said that the various pro.
positions being offered were evidence that
more time was needed for considering this
matter, and he thought the time mentioned
bsd not commenced yet
Mr. ALCOltN said he desired to contribute
bis mite to this matter, and he offered a reso
lution thst the objections be overruled smd
the decision of the Commission be sustained,
Mr. MERRIMON called for the reading of
the decision of the Commission, and It was
The vota was then taken on Mr. White's
resolution, resulting yeaa DO, nays 43, and It
waa lost. '
Mr. EDMUNDS said he wss paired with the
Senator from Ohio (Mr. Tuurman.)
Mr. PADDOCK submitted a resolution as a
substitute for all the others that the objec
tion be sustained.
Mr. HAMLIN moved that all after the word
"resolved" be stricken out and his proposition
Inserted, Ha said It would go before the
country much stronger If tha Senate would by
a decisive vote confirm the decision of the
The vote was taken by yeas and nays on
Mr. Hiulin's proposition and It was adopted.
Yeaa 43, nays 83.
Mr, SHERMAN gsre bis content to bare
the Hamlin proposition submitted In place of
a sown. r
Mr. MCMILLAN submitted' a resolution
that that objection be overrnlcd and tha do
'elslon.be sustained, ut subsequently with
drew It. ,
Mr. SHERMAN, said the resolution, ss
adopted, Old not exactly meet the case.
Mr.HAMLINsaldthatltdld not, and upon
consideration he found that the resolution of
tag senator irom uhio exactly covered the
ground, snd gave the decision that moral
force which he desired, and bo. moved to re.
consider the vote whereby his resolution was
Agreed to, and, thevote being reconsidered,
Mr. Hamlin withdrew his resolution, and
tbe resolution of Mr. Sherman vis , "that
the decision or tho Commission be sustained,
notwithstanding the objection read" was
adopted by a yea and nay vote yeas 41, naya
Mr. SAROENT moved that the Secretary or
the Senate notify the House that the Senate
had come to a decision on the objection sub.
milled, and la ready to meet tha House and
continue tha canvass of the vote.
The vote deciding the question was taken at
3.30, and was a strictly party vote. The Ren
ate remained In session without transacting
anybuuslnoss tlH2:M. when the CnAin en
tounced that he had Just received Informa
tion that tha nouse had taken a recess till
Monday at 10 o'clock.
Mr. 8IIEHMAN moved that the Senate take
a recess til) that hour, and said he desired, so
far ss he wss concerned, to say that ha would
not be bound by the arrangement not to trans
act any business between the hours of 10 and
13 tn the morntns, hereafter.
Mr. CONKLING asked the Cntln If the
Senate could, under the provisions or tha bill,
transact any business between those hours.
Tho CHAIR said It could not.
Tbe Senate then adopted the motion, and at
3:03 took a recess till 10 o'clock Monday
The following Is the vote In detail on Mr.
Stevenson's motion totake a recess. Each
or the other votes taken were almost precisely
like this t
These voting In the affirmative were Messrs.
Bally, Barnum, Bayard, Bogy, Cooper, Cock
roll, Davis, Eaton, Goldthwalte, Hereford,
Johnston, Jonea of Florida, Kelly, Kernan,
McCreery, McDonald, Maxey, Merrtmon, Nor
wood, Randolph. Ransom, Saulabury, Stoven
son, Withers, Wallace and Whyte 88.
Those voting In tha negative were Messrs.
Alcorn, Allison, Anthony, liltbie, Booth, Bout,
well, Bruce, Burnslde, Cameron of Fennsyl.
vacla, Cameron of Wisconsin, Chaffee, Chris.
tlaney, Clayton, Conkllng. Conover, Cragin,
Dawes, Ferry, Frellnghuysen, Hamilton,
Hamlin, Harvey, Ultohcock, Howe, Iogalle,
Jones of Nevada, Logan, McMillan, Mitchell,
Morrill, Morton, Ogleeby, Paddock, Fatterson,
Robertson, Sargent. Sherman, Sharon, Spen
cer, Teller, VTadlelgh, West, Wlndom and
IJOCSE OF tUintESCNTATATES.
The House met at ten o'clock, but Immedi
ately took a further recess until fire minutes
UtJOnbelnB called to order ae-tln. nt flvn
minutes of 12, some routloo business wss
transacted, and at 13 o'clock the Chaplain
offered prayer aa usual, now by unanimous
Mr. STEVENSON, 111., presented the con.
fereccereDorton theblll to amend thn u-ttn
Incorporate tbe Glenwood Cemetery, and the 1
The SPEAKER laid beforo tha House a
communication from Hon. Nathan CLir
tord, atatlng that the Electoral Commission
had considered and decided the questions re
ferred to them In relation to the electoral
vote of Florida, and that the decision had
been transmitted, with the papera referred, to
the Fresldent of the Senate.
Mr.SAYLER, of Ohio, offered a resolution
directing tho Clerk of the House to Inform
the Senate that the nouse would be ready to
receive the Senate In Joint convention at one
Mr. HALE, of Maine, moved to amend by
providing that the Clerk notify the Senate
that the House Is ready to receive that body
now. He thought the electoral bill required
Mr. WILSON, of Iowa, and Mr. KASSON,
of Iowa, made points or order that the Elec
toral Act require i that the Joint convention
should be held aa aoon aa the two Houses
were notified that the Commission had a-reed.
Tha SPEAKER overruled the point or order
and said he would properly construe tha bill.
Mr. Halr's amendment waa rejected by a
rising vote of PO to 120.
Mr. HALE said he would not call the yeas
and nays, but he would give notice that he
would do so hereafter if there was any other
attempt at delay.
Mr. SPRINGER, of His. We aeeept the
service of notice."
Mr, SAYLER'S motion waa then adopted.
Mr. WILLIS, of N. Y., from the Committee
on Naval Affairs, reported back tha bill for
the relief of tbe captors or tha ram'Albemarle,
Ordered printed and recommitted.
Mr. WOOD, of N.Y., from the Committee
or Ways and Means, reported a bill to amend
the laws relating to Internal revenue officers
and agents. Ordered printed and recommitted.
Mr. THOMAS, Md., asked leave to report
from Committee of Ways and Means for pres
ent consideration, a bill for relief ofWm, P.
Malster, of Baltimore, but objection .was
Mr. SEELYE, Mass., asked leave to report
for action from Committee on Indian affairs,
a bill to authorize the Seneca tribe or New
York Indians to lease certain landa In Catta.
raugus county, N. Y., and to confirm certain
Mr. UOLMAN objected.)
On motion or Mr. O'BRIEN, ML, the Sen.
ate bill to encourage and promote telegraph
communication between America and Europe,
was taken from the Speaker's table and re-
icrrcu tu iommuteQ on foreign ASalrs.
Mr. BURCHARD, III., from Committee of
Ways snd Means, reported back a bill to
amend tho statutes relating to tho Immedtato
transportation of Imported merchandise.
Ordered printed and recommitted.
On motion ofMr. WELLS, Md., the nouse
con-concurred In tbe Senate amendments to
tbe Indian appropriation bill, and a committee
of conrerence waa requested.
Mr.SAYLER, Ohio, presented a memorial
of the Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati,
In relation to an expedition to the North
Pole, and It was referred to Committee on
Mr. WARREN, Mass., introduced a bll
to establish telegraph communication between
America and turope. Referred to Forelru
On motion or Mr. CLYMER the House In
sisted on tha amendments to the military
academy bill, and agreed to the conference
atkcdby the Senate.
THE JOINT CONTENTION.
The honr of ona o'clock having arrived, the
Senate of the United States appeared, headed
by tha Bergeaat-at-Arma and Clerk, and occu
pied the position heretofore assigned them.
ion piwcccuuigs et iotni tjonventloa on
After order hsd been restored I
Mr.LYNDE, Wis., moved thst the House
take a recess until 10 o'clock Monday morning,
Mr. HALE, Me., made tha point of order
that ander the electoral law this could aot be
done, but that the object of the Joint session
mast be carried out, and that waa to deter
if1".' V th1 validity of tha objections, and
that tha House mutt proceed at once to pass
upon them. It would be a vlolstlon of tha
lawtotake a rseess now
Mr. SPRINGER, HI., called attention to the
cflh section or tha act, which he contended
authorized a recess to be taken at this tuns.
Mr. McCQARY, or la., argned also that a
recess could not be taken now. Tbe House
could not remain In perpetual session, and In
the natnre or things a halt must be called
somewhere, but this wss not the time. It
wss when the Commission was considering a
question for tko votes should be counted with,
out delsy, or by delay tha day upon which the
result should be declared would be passed.
Mr. KASSON took the same, view and ap
pealed to the patriotism of members not to
csute this delay, but to aettle the questions
involved atonca under the bill.
Mr. SPBINaER asked Mr. Kasson If he
had voted for tho bill.
Mr. KASSON said he had not, but he un
derstood the Democrats voted for It on the
ground of pure patriotism, and they should
take speedy- action under It.
Mr. HOOKER, of Miss., argued that It waa
clearly In tha power of the House to take this
recess under the bill, otherwise It could bs
compelled to remsln In perpetual session.
Mr, BANKS, of Miss., said this wss a duty
tt-at could not be deferred. If the House could '
tske a recess now until Monday, tt could take
a recess from dsy to day after that, and by
these continued recesses tbe lime might arrive
when no result would be declared, and there
would be no result declared.
Mr. HOAR, of Mass., said he had no doubt
but that the House, under the bill, could take
one recess pending the consideration of this
Suestloa, and that It would be clearly In or
er. He did not thluk there was a violation
of thelawln It. He could not believe that there
was any party which would be so .dishonorable
aa badjbeen Intimated, as to take recess front
day to day and thus not accept tha results of
the Commission. He did not believe that any
party would so dishonor Itself.
Mr. COX, of N. Y., argued on the right for
a recess, and he repelled any Insinuations that
might be thrown out that the Democratic sldo
of tha House would not accept tha results or
the Commission, A recess was ludlspenalble
for consultstlon, so that the Impoitant ques
tions Involved In the decision might be con
sidered. Tha SPEAKER overruled Mr. Hale's point
of order and held that under the Mil there
was no other tlmo at which a recoae conlt be
taken. If the discussion had been entered
upon It would have been thednty ofthe Chair
to put the question at the expiration of two
hours, and then the Joint convention would
have reassembled Immediately. Each Homo
waa allowed to take a recess whenever a
question arose and this waa the first time that
a question had arisen, and It was therefore
competent to take a recess until the next day
at 10 o'clock, and In this caao until Monday.
Mr. HALE appealed from the decision oJ,
Mr. COX moved to lay the appeal on the
table, and the latter motion waa agreed to by
a vole of 150 yeaa to TO naya. Messrs. Uoau
snd TuoRNBtnia of the Republicans voted
against talking on the ground that there was
a clear right to take one recess.
A VOTE 7AEXN.
The motion for a recess waa then agreed to
by 103 tu 103. Messrs. Carr, Ind,, Hat.
mond, Ind , hn Mothe, III., Moroan, Mo.,
Wiiiteuocse, N. Y., Democrats, voted with
tha Republicans In tbe negative, and with
these exceptions tha vote was partisan.
Just befcre the vote waa announced, Mr.
Gotham, the Secretary of the Senate, ap.
peered with a messsge that the Senate had
voted to sustain the decision or the Tribunal,
and that that body waa ready to meet the
House again In Joint convention.
The Clerk was directed to notify the Senate
of Its sctlon, and the House then at 3.45 took
a rcccis until 10 o'clock Monday morning,
FINANCE AND COMMEHCE.
WAsmxoTox. l. u. reh. to, ltrr.
In New York to-day money waa doll al SiaW.
T acbante quiet at m Uold heavy atlUttOuSV.
Kt, e ler cnrrylor. .
The Ruh-Tr-nsurv ttwaeea at New Terkto-dty
wrrel Oidd. ero,iei,2; currency, sts.S3S.S3t. The
eub-Trceinry paid out on aceounl or latere!,
sancun for boads, tfT.coo. Customs receipts,
tlovernment boads active end ateady,
S-e. 1381. coupon.... list, a Ws, IMS HSU
S-CO'a, isce M-iNaw Otc -.1-0
s-ars, s, new.... BIOS HMO coupons llli
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4X percent. U. a. Bonds
m Foreign Bxeheugec. ,
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asoobalesi Conuaeut, t,O0S baleai CaauneL
Flour leas doing and unchanged. Wheat aolet
demand; No. a Milwaukee quoted at St 44ftl4J: ua.
H&i,"tlYlflual New TorkNiTS spring.
Il 341 No. 3 Colcsgo, store, t 43, corn now rullv
!S'5w;r- """,DI7.7."T limited eiport and homo
now rjeUoVKarf,: inoW,"uSv.rl whlfi
. vu u.n., no -40, viu aim; coiomoa grtdea
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5l,tVfli,'i?Ii?'"",i 1"':Sl'"' "IntS-KdJlS-
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southern white, alassei do., vellow, saaHrot West.
il,r?.,Is7 'Pi'' Sra!'!1 "' ' FebnSfy, MSCI
Uarca, se'acl April t7( Wo i al.au,,, 30(&5l3o.
Oau steady and unchanged, ltye stsajy afloatlS.
tenK"i7!.'".'1 c.lu"3 .a .ood to choice;
WHOlOHe. Hay-good grades Arm now grades dull
and weail Mnijleud and 1'eunsTlvanle prime, Ita
)!ZZa 1'rovlslonauucb.jiged. Duller dull? Western
troleum unchanged, (.often unehnngSf, ingar
QolelandarmntWe. Whiskey dull at II 09.
KeeilpUi Flour, Veto; whtat4 SO! corn. SI, 000:
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Navv tlsr ARTUiaT, I
-,. WAsnmOTOir, February s, U7T.
..S,1!J.B?Sr.,"u7 nh' ""r makes to tha laval
service the sad announcement of the death o(
Hear Admiral James Alden, who died at Sau
rraneisco, CaUfomla, on the etn cr February,
?if J" JT. tku dUt'inlihad omcer'was de
voted, from his youth, to the service of nls oouu.
try. As a youua; man, he took part 10 tho United
i.',!.,,xKf,ri'11' '". under tho late Hear
Admiral Wllkea, and subsequently had cherro
ofmost Important solentlno duty In the survey
of our Paelno eoeit. Ills later services Wera
i"?"1" JH1-S or tfc lloreau or NsTliallon.
Station! tommEI1d0'ur "est on the Europem
Io every sphere of duty he exhibited the high,
eatqaallileaofa naval omeor, and was, during:
u'.V.V V'J" "' '""'ally, conspicuous 'for traR
?,l.rT and capaoliy on almost every occasion
whiofieoutrlbuledtothe glory of the nevalssr.
On the day after the receipt of this order, tha
? f the Navy Yards and Vfaval ntatloni and
fl all iblps In commission will be displayed at
half-mast from sunrise until sunset, and thirteen
minute guns will bo Bred at noon from each Navr
eTjglr" Bt""m' n,K,nlP and vtsiel aitfnj
wfii iVaVfJiVVJ! of lh M"' 0'P
will wear tbe usuaf badge of mourning thirty
aarI- tluo. M. Konaioic,
NAVV llarABTHIHT, I
WABUiatiTOH, February s, UTI. I
Tho Secretary of the Navy announces tha
J.f.'.V.V.'if Admiral Charlea Wllkea, who de'
Fhladay. l ' ",l'"an " Washington
dTiMaEL1?0,.1"1 '""." attelamcnta of this
Sm iKlniSL0?MrV.4 J"1 acknowledged seal
SI? r,flllm havebeen long known ant? appro'
elated by hla countrymen. Hie death wilt b
On the day after the receipt of this order tha
5r'K,r,l'"'V,lTlr "" and r, aval Stations an
ttiVilSfV."1 wu "slon, will be displayed at
half-mast from sunrise to tnnsei. and thirteen
mlnntefgnns will be Bred at noon from aneWm
li'J l"a suu. g'h'P anrvweJSSlJ
All offlcers of tho Navy and of Iho htu-inn