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,,, ..asaay February 8, : : 1877.
JNO S. REYI OLDS, ;editor.
The Electoral Commission.
The Electoral Commission wr B
e:mpleted on Tuesday. The Sonate
elected Edmunds, Morton and Fre
linghuysen, Republicans, and Thur
man and Bayard, Democrats ; while
the House elected Payne, Hunton
and Abbott, Democrats ; and Gar
field and Hoar, Republicans.
Judges Clifford, Field, Strong and
Miller met, and elected Judge Brad.
ley. Bradley is a Republican and
was appointed by Grant in 1870. He
is a native of New Jersey, and is rep
resented as being genial and affable,
and as not being a partisan. The
Republicans have a majority on the
commission ; but it is hoped that
the Judges will decide impartially.
In the meantime the Democrats
are making out a strong case before
the Louisiana investigating commit
tee. It will be remembered that the
Returning Board refused to produce
original returns beforo the House
committee which sat at New Orleans.
It has been proved that the returns
were cooked to suit the Radicals.
Mr. Field, the Democratic counsel,
produced an original return from
Vernon parisl, showing that the
figures for two precincts had been
reversed, and considerable Demo
cratic majorities changed so as to
elect Reiublinans. Littlefield, the
cleric of the Returning Board, testi
foci that these alterations had been
made by order of ex-Governor Wells,
one of the members, and that he
(Littlefield) had been asked to forge
the name of the supervisors, but re
fused to do so. He also assorted
that Kellogg, Pitkin and other Radhi
cal leaders had endeavored to influ
ence his testimony. This revelation
produced a profound sensation.
A little more such testimony, and
Tilden's success is assured.
The Courts and the Governors.
The mountain has been in labor.
and the inevitable mouse is born.
Judge. Carpenter has rendered his
decision in the gubernatorial case
The decision is a huge negative.
He decrees that the Mfackey Houise
was not a House. that there was no
legal Legi slatture, that Chamberlain
was not properly inaugurated, and
that Hampton was not either. While
he was in this frame of mind the
Judge might have gone on and de
cided that there was not any election
in November, and as for that matter,
further adjudged that there is no
such sovereign State as South Caro
lina. His Honor wvont on to Wash
ington with a great flourish of
trumpets, to consult law books, and
after sojourning a month~ in that
modern Babylon, returned, saying
that no law book could be found
there, containing any precedents.
As the whole course of Chamberlain
and his corrupt crew has been revo
intionary and illegal in the extreme
it is not surprising that no pee
dont can be found, save in the evil
imagination of old Taft, or the
whiskey befuddled brain of Grant.
The question presented was a
kcnotty one as every one knows, and
no one blames Judge Carpenter for
wishing time to decide. But that he'
should haye runlinated on it in the
politically befogged .atmosphere of
Washington is a' caus'e for~ regret.
This strips the decision of any
weight it would .otherwise have had,
and as the Supreide Court hac not
hesitated in former eases to reverse
the dectees of an'age Carpenter, it is
to be tiopE1 that 'this one will also
come tor grief.
The Conistitut~ion declares that
the Spegk9rof,16 to use , aball, in
the-presence of.. the Senate, open
and declare thet ote for Oovoivor,
The Senate by a revoldtionary act
disobeyed the Ubvtatituitidn, by .re
fuin~g i~~s iqlise, and thus
by puttjpg it if obb of the Valkof
the lafy forteljedia itU hatti
aLkprivil . e'
dcisi6 ps;4 wpp 6 for reoilu4
Iionary proceedings in the future.
Had Hampton boon elected by
twenty thousand majority, and had
the House been two-thirds Demo
cratic, the point would have been
the same. A Republican majority
in the Senate could have defeated
the will of the people just as well as
it has now. Reverse the case.
Should the Republicans elect a
governor in 1878, while one branch
of the Legislature is Democratic,
Hamipton being govern or, Democrats
might refuse to meet in joint assem
bly, and Hampton would hold over
ad libitum. Ho would have the
money and the power of the State at
his back, and the Democrats woukl
be happy. As will be f eon, this in
volves an absurdity. The sound
maxim of law is that no one shall
be compelled to perform an impos
sihility. And as the House cond
not compel the attendance of the
Senato as spectators, it performed
its duty in December, and Speake
Wallaco declared the Governoi
elected. Governor Hampton then
took the oath and becamo Governo1
de jure, as he had been depficto sincc
August.
Chamberlain 'orfcited his okl
ttle, which was good, by accepting
the bogus title conferred on him by
A. W. M. Mackey, a private citizen
It has, however, been urged that, ai
it is necessary for the State to have
a governor, Governor Chamberlain
must retain that office, c.v necessitate
rci. This might have weight werc
there no other provisions made foi
this status of afi'airs. But in thn
absence of a governor, the Presideni
of the Senate dischart s the dutiec
of that office. Swails is the Presi
dentpro tern of the Senate. If thc
President pro tem cannot succeed,
the Speaker of the House is next in
order. Speaker Wallace could
therefore act as governor and cur,
vene the Legislature, in order thai
the result of the gubern-torial
election might be decided.
Bettor for the State would it havc
been, had Judge Carpenter's judicia]
investigation led to a different con
elusion. 'hme only peaceful solutior
of this difficulty is the recognitior
of TTampton. The people elected
him, and declare that he shall bc
governor. They will not suffe1
Chamberlain, whom they repudiated
to rule over them a day longer
They are tranquil now, because they
b~el've that the law and the facts
are with them, and they do not wisi
to comuplicate a strong case. Bui
their tranquility is not apathy
The spirit of last fall is still in theil
hearts. And any attempt to defea1
their verdict will cause trouble. I
Chamberlain and Grant prop)oso t<
play any such game as is fore
shadowed in this decision of Judig
Carpenter, it would be as wvell t<
bring more troop~s into the State a
once, and-keep on bringing thema
A REME DY FOR SLEEPLESsNESs.-D1
Cooke tells us that in numerous
cases of sleeplessness it is onil
necessary to breathe very slowl~
and quietly for a fewv minutes t<
secure refreshing sleep. He thinks
that most cases dep~end on by
peremma of the brain, and that it
this slowv breathing the blood sup
ply is lessened sufficiently to mnakt
an impression. Certainly, when th<i
mmad is uncontrollably active and sc
preventing sleop,we h'ave ascortamn a
from patients, wvhoso observatiom
was worth trusting, that the breath
img was quick and short, and thea
have found they became more dis
posed to sleep by breathing slowly
Phis supp)orts Dr. Cooke's p~ractico
but at other times this p~lan quite
failed. It is certainly worth an~
one's while, who is occasionall~
sleepless,togive it a trial, In doing
so they should breathe very quietly,
rather deeply, and at long intervals
but not long enough to cause the
lnast feeling of uneasiness. In fine
they should imitate a person sleep
ing, and do it steadily for soveral
minutes. -Medical .Ea-aminer,
The &ar says : "The election of
Judge David Davis, of the United
States Supreme Court, to the Unitedl
States Benate, in p lace of Logan, is
aniothmer Democratid gan, and will
make the next Senn o stand, (not
coiiting 'the presiding offlcer, who.
ever he may be, nor 'the three per
sons to be adnutted from LQgimrana
atnd S612h Qarolina~,) Reg~uiplicans
89, DeindeQrpts 84.
The President's Approval.
WAHINoTON,. January 29.
To the Senate of the United States:
- I follow the example heretofore
occasionally presented of comnnuni
eating in this mode my approval of
the "act to provide for and regulate
the counting of the votes for Presi
dent and Vice-President, and the
decision of questions arising thoreon
for the torm commencing March,
A. D., 1877," because of my appre
ciation of the imminent peril to the
institutions of the country, from
which in my judgment, the act
affords a wise and constitutional
means of escape. For the first time
in the history of our country under
the constitutiol as it now is a dis
puto exists with regard to the result
of the election of the Chief Magis
trato of the nation. It is understood
that upon the disposition of disputes
touching the electoral votes cast at
the late eletion by one or more of
the States depends the question
whether one or other of the candi
dates for the Presidency is the law
ful Chief Magistrate. The impor
tance of having clearly ascertained
by a pro, oduro regulated by law
which of the two citizens has be. :i
elected, of having the. right to this
high office recognized and choorfully
agreed in by all the people of the
republic cannot be overestimated,
a id leads me to express1 to Congress
and to the nation my great satisfac
tion at the adoption of a measure
that affords an orderly means of
decision of a gravely exciting ques
tion. While the history of our coun
try in its earlier periods shows that
the President of the Senate has
counted the votes and declared
them standing, our whole history
shows that in no instanco of .doubt
or dispute has he exercised the
power of deciding, and that the two
houses of Congress have disposed
of all such doubts and disputes,
although in no instance hitherto
have they been such that their decis
ion could essentially have affected
the result. Fo: t'ie first time, then.
the government of the United States
is now brought to meet the question
as one vital to the result, and this
under conditions not the host calcu
lated to produce an agreement or to
induce calm feeling in the several
branches of the government or
among the people of the country in
a case where as now the result is
involved. ,It is the highest duty of
the law-malking power to provide in
advance a constitutional, orderly
and just method of executing the
l constitution in this most interest'ng
and critical of its provisions. ihlie
doing so, far from being a compro
mise of right, is an enforcement of
right and an execution of power con
ferred by the constitution on Con
gress. I think that this orderly
method has been secured by the
bill, wvhich appeals to the constitu,
t ion as the guide in ascertaining the
right means of deciding questions of
single returns through the direct
act of Congress, and, in respect to
double returns, by a tribunal of in
quiry, whose decisions stand, unless
f both houses of Congress shall con
c ur in determining otherivise, thus
securing a definite disposit'on of all
- questions of dispute in whatever as
3 pect they may arise. With or with
> out this law, as all of the States
b have voted, and as a tie vote is im
possible, it must be that one of tile
-two candidates has been elected, and
it would be deplorable to witness an
irregular controversy as to which of
the two should receive or continue
to hold( the office. In all periods of
history controversies hamve arisen as
to the succession or choice of the
chiefs of States, and no party or citi
zen loving their country and its free
institutions can sacrifice too much of
-mere feeling in preserving through
the upright course of law their
country from the smallest danger to
its peace on such an oconsion, and it
cannot be impressed too firmly in
the hearts of all the people that'true
libom ty and real progress can exist
only through a cheerful adherence to
ocusntitutional law. The bill pur
ports to provide only for the settle
ment of questions arising from the
recent elections. The fact that such
questions can arise demnonstrates
the necessity which I cannot doubt
will before long be suppliod by per
manont general legislation to meet
cases which have not been contem
plated in the constitution and laws
of the country. The bill may not he
perfect, and its pr~ovisions may not
be such as wvould be best applicable
to all future occasions, but it is cal
culated to meet tihe condition of the
questions and of the country. Thme
country is agitated, and it desires
p~eace, quiet and harmony between
all parties and all sections. Its in
dustries are arrested, labor unem
ployed, capital idle and enterpuiso
paralyzed by reason of the doubt
and anxiety attending the zincer
tainty of a d'ouble claim to the Chief
Magistracy of Lhe fhation. It aatnts
to be assured that thme result of the
aeoogon wiU be accepted wvithouit -
resliptance froni -the .supportsra of)
the, disappointed , candidate, and
that the highest officer shall not
hold his plaico with a questionable
title of right. Believing that the
bill will secure these ends, I givo it
mny signature. U. S. GRANT.
Ex4EOUTIVE MANSION, Jan. 29, 1877.
A Badly Matched Team.
Among the first things a coup'o
have to do upon getting married is
to accommodate thomselves to each
other's walk, and in this accommo
dation they don't always succeed
well.
Mr. and Mrs M'Nabb, of the
Second Ward, have an especially
hard time in this respect, and are
little better off than they were at
the begiminl' g of the honey moon.
Mr. M'Nabb is tall and loan, with a
stride of about a yard. and Mrs.
M'Nabb is short and dumpy, with a
stp carefully estimated by her
husband at about six inches on an
average ; so when they first began
walking together the effect was odd.
There was the "patter, patter.
patter," of Mrs. M'Nabb's short
paces, with the heavy "thump" of
her husband's footsteps coming in
at intervals, and the effect was
simply ridiculous. At first the
conversation between then was this
way :
"Oh, Augustus dear, please do
take a little shorter steps
"Why, Angehina, I'm walking as
usunal; can't you stepi a little longer,
darlung ?"
But he didn't take shorter steps
nor she longer ones, because it was
a practical impossibility in either
case, and after a month or two their
conversation ran more interesting
ly.
"Augustus, don't take such horrid
strides. I'm not a giantess."
"No evidently, you're less liko a
giantess than at beetle. Do you
suppose I can 'patter' along to keep
time with your six-inch hops ?
Nonsense !"
At the end of tho first half year
the two never went without a quar
rel. She'd break out every time:
"You're a boast, Augustus ! I'd as
soon walk with a big pair of shears
No gentleman would straddle so
with a lady on his arm, you brute !"
"That'll do, mnadaro I It's hard
enough to force a man to litol'ally
carry you, without insulting himn!
You'll (lie of inanition yet, and next
time I'll marry a woman with more
legs and less tongue! This thing's
an infernal nuisance !"
And then they gave up walking
together for a ye:ir or more. Fin
ally, as necessity - sometimes con
polled thom to. go out together, it
w.s arranged between them that in
walking he should keep time with
every third stop of hers, and the
plan works, after a fashion. A s
tiney go along the sound is "patter,
patter, thump !" "patter, patter,
th'onp 1" and it's fumy. The only
difficulty abont the device is that
thriee of her steps fall a fraction
short of one of his, and every other
minuto she his to wriggle and hop
or lie has to halt and stumble to
allow lher to catch up. They are an
unhappy couple, and all because thme
distances from their bodies to the
groung vary so much.
LOVE IN PUnIc.-On the arrival of
the express traini from tile East yes
terday inoran ing, a gentleman, whose
wife--a lady of fine appearance-.
hadl returned by it, span upon the
platfor'm of the sleeping ear in
wvhi'ch she had travoled, and met
her at the doorway. In a second she
was gathered to his b)osom, and lie
hugged her an 1 kissed her', smooth
ed down her hair, patted her on the
back, kissed her more and more,
backed off to arms length, inspected
her critically, and then tried anoth
or hug, all the time oblivious of the
pi'esenco of a sceo or more of pee
plo0, who were anxious to get in or
out of thme car', the door of which lie
was blockading. Tile lady was the
first to realize the situation, and
remarking laughingly, "There, that
will do i' she made her way back
into the car, blushing like a rose,
while .the crowd that had witnessed
the little scene smiled andibly.
Sacr'amento Union,
JvpoE CAaPENTEiR's DEoIsIoN.-..The
decisien of Judge Carpenter wvould
fill about four columns of our paper,
and we will content ourselves with
the substance of it, as follows:
1. That D. Hi. Chamberlain was
iiot legally installed as Governor of
South Carolina.
2. Wade Hampton was not legally
installed into the omice of Governor
of said State.
8. The' Governor' holds, his oflice
for two years, and until his succes
sor is chonen and qualified ; and as
there has been no legal qualiflcation
of his successor, D. H1. Chanmberlain
is lawfully in the possessiolm of the
oxecutive 0l1100 and entitled to- die.
charge the functions of the enme
uintil such gualtfication takes place,
Dotor LoMoyne, the creinator,
has two mo~re bodies placed at his
:eionsal. NQW, "if a body twieet a
b omin';tbro' the fire" what will
bappen? .
Politios and Collootlon Plates.
Recently a Radical, who is also a,
preacher, tacked old Unole Rlomua
an the subject of politics.
"I understand, old man," said he,
"'that you are a democrat."
"I dunno 'bout dat, boss."
"Well, it comes pretty straight,"
"I know doy got two sides, one
wvhat dey call Demmy Brat and do
udder what dey call Radikel, but I
don't bodder wid'em w'en do wedder
gets dis stiff.'
"But I hear you vote the Domo,
cratic ticket every time."
"I wote widi my young marster
what I nussed w'on he want no
bigger dan a buck rabbit."
"Now don't you know that this is
going back on your color V'
"But hit ain't gwine back on my
belly, an' of I don't tend ter dat do
fus' cole rain dat como 'long . mont
wash de color right out me. I
atint takin' no chances in dis hizness,
boss. I'm a gitten' ole, and de
ol'or I gits do hongrier I gits-I
duz for a fac'."
"Look at me. I vote the Repub
lican ticket, and I'm not losing any
flesh "
"You sorter preaches 'round like,
don't you, boss ?"
"Sometimes. Yes. Why ?"
"Caze dat's whar do fun comes in,
I don't git no chance for ter feed
outen no beaver hat, an' I don't eat
offon no plates what dey takes. up
church klockshins in. I'm a mighty
lonesome ole nigger, an' I has ter
scuffle 'long de bes' I kin widout
enny congergashon at my back."
The preacher looked at his watch,
and said that he would talk some
other other time, while Uncle
Remus, with a serene smile upon his
venerablo face, went down the street
singing:
Oh? whiar shill we go w'en do groat day
comies,
Wid do blowin' uv do trumpets an ido
bangin' uv de drums ?
How many po' sinners will be cotch'd
out l'ato,
An' fine no latch to do golden gate?
[Atlanta Constitution.
Women who shiver at the sight of
a door ajar, or an open window, will
endure the impact of a frosty mousM
tache as serenely as if a sunbeam had
:slid over then.--1rooklyn 4rgus,
Said she : "Dear, it is just twelve
years since that Christmas eve when
you washed my face with snow and
kissed my tears away." Said he I
"Is that all ?"
The original Uncle Toni in "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" is alleged to have re
cently died at Indianapolis at the
ripe age of one hundred years.
A Troy man wanted- his $600
horse clipped so that he would
shine, and a few days after clipping
the animal was shining up to a bone
yard,
If it isn't "professional" for a doc
tor to advertise, it isn't right for
n~ewSp'aper~s to meuntion the nuonber
of patients he kills weekly.
If your tongue is coated or if you
have a bad breoath, take a dose of
Dr. Bull's Pills. Price, 25 cts,*
White llndressed kids are the Ia
vorite glove for street wear, as they
bear cleaning usually well.
i Six churches in Newv York city
have been notified to enlarge their
means of exit.
FINYAL 1WOTIO2!
TO
All par'ties indebted to
R. 3. McCARLEY.
RI. J. McCAIRLEY begs once mere and
for the laat time to invite all parties who
have not yet squared up their aconat to
do so at once, in order to nyohl~ legal
expenses.
P. 8.-lHoniso begs to inform everybody
that he nowv intends doing a cash businesw
and that no orders on and afer 1at Jaj.
1877 unaccompnmied by toe cli w Ii
be illled,
jan 4
Sale of it. ifgage'd Proberfy.
TN pursuanoe of an horit copfer~n
.me by.A ower~ , ioey <outen
in a dee by lenry Rush and Mary A,
E. Bush, of date the 22nd da of March.
1875, I. acting for and on behAlf of my
assignees, Messrs. WVitto Bros. wvill offer
for side ojn the first Mondoy i Fe'bruar
juexmt, at publie outcry, to th e highest bid.
der, before Mhe Gourt -house door in
WVinsboro, between the hours of 11
o'cloek, a. in,, and S o'clpkk p. inu th.
follawilng deseribed poery, to wit;
All that lot or parcelof la etuate
and-)ynu in th conty of, 9mM4I hi
Stateof $eth Carolina, upon the iwad
waters of Sonia'o 4freek, bounded on the
nortti by lands of Georg Moor, on the
south by bncd of Fa8~i oCudo
the east bylands of , ~~to~nan,
on iho went b)y hands of lnHenr s,:aW
cnaning trnnups uua
.ALSO,
One iron-giny mare, 4hree 007y au4
three calyes,
foreeloldn inort age gie meb
Hln ushiand.MaryA B.Rtush of datq
. TermA~ ale; O~i H .
Purchaser to pay fore

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