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LXXXV.---NO. 174 WILMINGTON, DEL., FRIDAY. JANUARY 1877. PRICE ONE CENT O, HRISTMAS GOODS ! apanese Goods, Glassware. Chromos, &c. . n ,| u lot of very beautiful Fancy tiood* for Christmas Presents, at the " Canton and Japan Tea Company's Stores, til fo. 3 WEST THIRb STREET, D BRANCH STORE 1003 Market Street, (Tenth and Market Streets.) a very beautiful assortment of Fancy Goods, which they are sell ,i\ i, )( r a wav with their Fine Tea«. 1 l .vurs of Good Tea we call esncciftl attention, and to all those who would like : ft desirable present we have ft packed in «mail, fancy boxe«, of from three to L ( js at from two to four dollars per box, for an Elegant Tea. There is nothing unorc desirablo Christmas present I o many persons, and useful at hi hand « mi M make • in attention to our stock of exceedingly FINE COFFEES of all grades, /permitted to excel ns in variety, quullty or price, and especially in FINE I Tld.. il < JAMES GRIPPEN, Superintendent of Great Canton and Japan Tea Company. and Tenth n Market Mr« et*. No. 3 Writ Third Bt Main Buildings he OF PHILADELPHIA. The firm started Wanamaker's Warehouses Warehouses Warehouses in n muill earner of Waiiamaker's Warehouses * If going to Phila • Warkhouskn the, out brir/c build- Wanamaker's Warehouses - , r. 9 ... .. Warehouses tnu at Hixth ittui Wanamaker's Warehouses delphia to visit the Warehouses Market, now some- Wanamaker's Warehouses Exhibition, it man Warehouses tcfuU changed try Wan »maker 's Warehounes . . ' 9 Warehouses the. iron frontet t Wanamaker's Warehouses 9f SSrvftS w akkk'h Warehouses building, ctmrring Wanamaker« Warehouses those »No do not akkr s Warehouses four lots, on J Wanamaker's Warehouses ' W ™ ™ , h Wakkuouhks known far and Wanamaker's Warehouses hnow itM City to a Warehouses near as Oak Wunamaker's Warehouses have some glace •» Wakkboubkb Haix. a Wanamaker'» Warehouses a Warehouses The tunur is ex- Wanamaker'a Warehouses Where information h Warehouses elustvely devoted to W&namaker's Warehouses C an bê aot about 's Warehouses clothing for men Wanamaker's Warehouses *7 V4 4 9 . »Warehouses and boys, awl is Wunamaker's Warehouses Sights to sot — hours tMlKF.I IRAKI I IMAKKI RAK IRAKK! iMAK' maker's Warehouse» jxipular bcctiuse of Wanamaker's Warehouses the TT Ç 1 tint lr*. makers Warehouses the large stbek, low Wanamaker's Warehouses "V 47 * "* Ma . 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The large Wanarraker's Warehouses am * B lve sentes le of bush Ttu AUAK Wa house j with cheerfulness s Wa thing ns-a in's Waukhouhkm b iK's Warehouses v Wanamaker's Warehouses outside of any bust* \\ aukuolsks allows ttu- smallest Wunamaker's Warehouses our Warehouses kind of profits, so Wonamakor's Warehouses n9ti our 'eid i are no- Wanamiiker's Warehouses without pay. & ehe aitcr and Wanamuker's Warehouses i so cheap Wunamaker'M Warehouses Wunamaker's Warehouses Thirteenth and »re of Wanamuker's Warehouses it-, tu- Wann makers Warehouses Marr.it has plenty '« Warehouses of room, and we am <i 'ah- Wanuranker's Warehouses open early in the W AKKHOUSKS tng bark the nvmry Wuiiiim ik.-r's Warehouses mrminn and late It's Warehouses if they arenas *ati- wï r'S Warehouses mûrnin 9 anci m9 cas Warehouses fled. Wananiaker's Warehouses fit ftf evening ■ w thf R S W it's Warehouse r's Warehouse ■ ~ Our new house Ui r A M A K 11 Id Warehouses the business i l iw W \ REHOUSES Vite Ware Ware V mmak customers »* ing gootis W uiiuiki isitors Welcome! AMAKKR S WAnEHOnsKa 7tl Irtrmth it n it Wunamaksr's Wftrshouse, SincerelUdesirino AMAKKK s Warehouses Marh-rt rind Sixth Wunumaki-r's Warehouses ind STar/c t a r . Wunamaker's Warehouses to serve the people i.'U worth vMtlna. Wuimmaker's Warehouses r. eve rv wau Wanamaker s Warehouses 1 " n-JVanumuker'H Warehouses JQffff r, Wunamaker's Warehouses >h»t lux I lay care to Wunamaker's Warehouses Wunamaker's Warehuossn Waukhoc amak amaker's Warehouses amaker's Warehouses I ti Mr. II' akcr Warehouses welcome to Warehouses u ■ shaker's Warehouses buy * w WANAMAKEB. 'r bhenware Manufactory JKANGE * WATER 8TS„ WILMINGTON, DEL. p constantly 0 ! 1 hand a full assort ir » HOCK FRY WARE, made in r manner, and sold at prices to suit *"?• Yard Vases, Hanging Va r<iii" iv and Green House Pots. All ,v Hue made to order at short GEORGE ZEIGLER. s in 3-0m rmers Take Notice Abbott & mckinney, Grange .-it., Wilmington, Del prepared to do all kinds of repair ' Mowers, Tlirc.UthK Msehlnes. •r machine work for farms, ■rs and cutting boxes repaired at i d I /''"Sines and other iron work '"I". Give us a call. I mow* notice. OOtH miture ! r Cor Fourth & Shipley Sts., Furniture! Uk -nu i y .' nf0 !' m th< * Public that I In a K en t-*ral assortment itUH inu U, ; : 'n Wlllch Will be figures. I Itur l'n u ry . on the Cabinet ,1 Z 111 '* *" all its brunch-Uw cf , , 10 do first quality |i|\ p ." r - v , description, °K» v e my special attention to HXDEHTAKIJH«* lio'lTî' )ViVi*d hne will receive prompt rkii1,1 11 times. r llvlii Î urnltnro repaired in the liie r, at moderate charges Patronage solicited. C. U. PETERSON, Ag't. 0,I N l.malone, •'lain a- ornamental ! MtBLE WORKS A\V \ !;r NTs njM-i'K,? , !i lia V3 an assortment of the •" » the different kinds which he i. / î, U P Into Monuments, WiirI?'i.. ' Su,npK ; Sfeps, Mantels and * In general, liuvlngalongex ihu business he flatters himself lu.iv't \. uv !\ entiro satisfaction to all 1 7? 'y lth their patronuge. oi k and ini nV n U) cal1 and Inspect _ an " team his prices. nov27-'7ü-ly u I ^,\T; NUP ' A MADISON » WILMINGTON, DEL. iir KO A INN ' - ~ all prices aud WM. B. SHARP, Hth and Market WASHINGTON HOTEL, Chestnut St Above 7tli, PHILADELPHIA. REDUCED: PRICES .82.50 Each Full Day. Supper. Lodging and Rivukfust.. Lodging and Breakfast 2.00 1.50 • .k.70 Dinner aeoTdaa pHILIP MEYER. Vinegar Manufacturer, 403 Poplar Street. Pure Cider Vinegar at 25 cents per gallon; also, Mince Meat. Apple Butter, l*eaoh Butter, and Pepper Sauce of the best qnali dec!2-dly tr COAL! COAL Arctic.Coal mid Ice Co., Offu k-No. 2 EAST SECOND STREET) Have the best Coal in the market and Call and see selling at very low rates. Guaranteed full weight (2240 lbs.) J. B. CONROW & SON octl7-6m RKäiüS Easily digested by dyspeptic and weak stomachs, and at the same time containing all that is necessary to nourish every part of the human body. Alter being thorough y tested by gentlemen of high reputation in ho medical profession, it was Pronounced Superior to any other preparation. nov23-ly-eoii Woolricii A Co.,Mfs davii) McBurney, N. E- Cor- 13th & Christian üts. PHILADELPHIA. PA., Keeps on hand a line assortment of PAPER HANGINGS, Oil Cloths and Window Shades, Which he is selling wholesale and retail prices to suit tho hard times. Those wish ng to purchase an excellent article at a low ure should give him a call, c Burney 's Hprlug Balance Shade Roller arranted for five years. tl2-2inw MERIT RECOGNIZED. Benson'« Capeme i'orous Plasters reeoiv ed the highest and only award of merit a the Philadelphia Exposition, over all artl des of like character, proving by the hlgh e«t medical authority in the world, that they are greatly superior toordlnary porous plasters, and not a patent medicine—a« no nostrums were allowed to be exhibited there. Benson's Capcine Porous Plaster is positively the best external remedy ever devised. They relieve pain at once, and cure whore other porous plasters only rr_ lieve after long use. Over three thousand physicians now recommend their use ; and they are sold by druggists everywhere— Price 25 cents. IMPORTANT TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD "Improvement" Is the watchword of the hour ; Its development and re-development is the ambition of every true American— PoroiiN plasters were invented in IMS. For thirty years their composition remained un improved, until Benson's Capcine Porous Plasters were Invented. They differ from all others In their greater medical activity. 'jhr?l will cure disease in a few hours that other porous plasters, liniments or compounds require days and weeks of continuous wear and use to simply relieve. They are supe rior to electricity and more powerful. It is not a nostrum. They are endorsed by over three thousand physicians and druggists as meeting a great want ; a remedy for exter nal diseases which relieves instantly and cures quicker than any known medicine.— Try them and you will not be deceived— Purely vegetable. Price 25 cents. novlGeoa&v m lODWDlCACggfflUfl No' 4 Bjlfinch Street) Boslon, lorrosiTE Reverb House.' TU : Stir; M! R OP LIFE ; Or, Self-Preservation MONK THAN 1,000,000 COPIES SllLD. Gold MedsI Awarded to the Author by •be "Natiocnl Medical Associa tion," March 31, 1876 TUST published by the PEABODY MEDI •J CAL INSTITUTE, a new edition of the celebrated medical werk entitled the''SCI ENCE OF LIFE, or, SELF-PRESERVA TION." It treats upon Manhood, how lost, how regained end how perpetuated; cense and cure of exhausted vitality, impotency premature decline m man, spermatorrhoea or seminal losses, (nocturnal and diurnal) nervous and phy siral debility, hypochon dria, gloomy forebodings, mental depression, loss of energy, haggard oountenanc», con fusion of mind and loss of memory, impure state of the blood, and all diseasesarising from the errors of youth or the indiscretions or excesses of mature years. It telle you all about the morale of genera tive physiology, the physiology of marriage, of wedlock and offspring, physical contrasts, true morality, empiricism, perversion of mar riage. conjugal precept and friendly counsel, physical infirmity, itacauecs and cure, rela tion between tho sexes, proofs of the expan sion of vice, the miseries of imprudence, ancient, ignorance and etrnrs. means of cure, cute ol body und mind. True prlnnitdes of treatment, adure.sj to patients and invalid readers, the author's principles. Tho piice of this book h only 81.tC. Title bo®k r aUnleomi.. fifty prescription* for tire above nam ed and otlrrrRUneattes, each one worth more than the price of the book. Also, another valuable medical work treat ing exHu-ivcly on MENTAL AND NER VOUS DlSEAbEiS; more than 2UÜ royal oc tavo pages, twenty elegant engravings, bound n fubstantial muslin. Price only 82.00. arcly enough to ray for printing. The book lor youcg and middle-aged men read, jutt now, is the Science of Life, or elf-Pmervation. The author has returned r om Europe in excellent health, and is again the chiet consulting physician of the Pea body Medical Institute, No. 4 Bulfinch street, Boston, Musa.—Republican Journal. The Science of Life is beyond all compari son the most extraordinary work on Pnysi oloey ever published .—Boston Herald. Hope nestled in the bottom of Pandora's box, and hope plumes her wings anew, since the issuing of these valuable works, pub lished by the Peabody Medical Institute, which are teaohing thousands how to avoid the maladies that sap .the citadel of life.— Philadelphia Enjuirer. It should be read by the youBg,lthe middloj aged and even ;he old.— H. Y. Tribune. The first and only medal ever conferred upon any medical man in this country, as a recognition of skill and professional services, was presented to the authot of these works, March 31st, 1876. The presentation wasto ticed at the time of its oocurrenoe by the Boston press, and the leading journals throughout the country. This magnifioert medal is of solid gold, set with more Ithan hundred . India asamonds of rare bril a than one liancy. ■Altogether, in itsteiecution and thelrieh ness of its materials, and else, this is deoi dedly the most notioeable medal ever strack in this oountry for any purpose whatever It is well worth the inspection ot Numisma tists. It was fairly won and worthily be stowed.— Ma».acku»elt. Ploughman, June 3d, 1376. «6#- Catalogues sent. on. receipt of 6c. fo post»,«. Either of the shove works 1 sent by mail on receipt of price. Address PEABODY MEDI CAL INSTITUTE,( or W. H. PARKEK. M. D.. Consulting Physician.) No. 4 Bulfinoh street, Boston, Mass., opp. Revere House, N. B.—The author oonsulted on tho above named disbases, as well las all diseases re quiring skill, secrecy and experience. Office hours, 9 a. in. to 6 P- m. Juno 29.1870. TaThAS-4fewly NOTICE TO THE LADIES. j MUS. S. A. JOHNSON A PERCY, MANUFACTURERS OF Wigs, Toupees, Clilgnons, Curls, Swltclica, Etc. war3we«miy A lull and elegant assortment of Human Hair and Hair Goods that tho Standard of Perfection, Original in De sign and Unsurpassed in Elegance and Beauty, at EXTREMELY LOW PRICES. can oiler a; Will Renew and work over all kinds ol old hair, braids, combings, Ac. Dyeing in every shade, light or dark. Wigs, Beard be rented for masquer and Costumes ades and evening parties at No. 711 MARKET STREET, Wilmington, Del. oct28-3ra Don't Forget It I's^S is worth all the Burglar Alarms ever In vented. Agents wanted everywhere. Sil ver plated sample postpaid on receipt o 25 cents. Address A . H. Singers, 438 Wa ut St. Philadelphia, Pa. G From the How York W'orlil. WHEELER SPEAKETH. < Governor Hayes and Mr. Wheeler arc each day becoming more and more rest less. Every twenty-four hours we have reports of an interview with one or the other. The latest is given in the Herald , as a conversation with the Republican candidate for the office of Vicc-lTesident and, if it speaks the truth, Mr. Wheeler must have lost his head. The interview opened thus: "Let me ask you whether you believe that you are already elected by the people?" Then: was a pause. Mr. Wheeler then slowly and solemnly said: "I do not conceal my conviction that I am elected." We are glad he spoke "slow ly and solemnly," but we are sorry he did not enumerate the votes which elect him. Upon the face of the regular cer tiiicates he certainly has but 184 votes, counting South Carolina. Florida and Louisiana for him, and Governor Hen dricks has 185. The reporter was rather pitiless in his uext question, and Mr. Wheeler was rath er wild in his reply, although contempt was in his face: "And how is Congress to arrive at this resuit in the count when the Governor of Oregon' has certified a Dem ocratic elector? Is this loss to be oflset by throwing out Tllden's votes from Ala bama and Mississippi, as is now hinted in some quarters?" Mr. Wheeler's face as sumed an expression of contempt, which was a trustworthy guide to his views. 'As I have already told you, I do not admit the right of either or both branches of Congress to canvass the votes. The act ion of the State returning or canvassing boards being final and conclusive, and a majority of the electors legally chosen having voted for Governor Hayes, the only question before Congress is, Is that fact legally certified? If it is, the question is settled." The reporter, with a clear perception of the fact that the regular certificates, and the certificates legal in form, give Tilden 185 votes, pushed on in this wise; "And the Oregon difficulty—how is that to be met?" 'It Is not worthy of serious consid eration. The face of Cronin's certificate shows that the three Republican electors were chosen by the people, and two be ing a majority, they could legally fill the vacancy by the appointment of another." That is an admirable reply. It quite throws in the shade the "clerical error" defense by Mr. Stoughton. The face of Cronin's certificate, we need hardly say, shows himself and two Republicans to have been appointed ip Oregon, and does not exhibit a vacancy. The reporter, pressingmost meieilessly his advantage,continued till Mr. Wheeler became "aroused," as we are told; "'The Democrats claim that you yourself, as a member of the last Investigation commit tee, have stigmatized the Louisiana turning Board as great rascals?' Mr. Wheeler became thoroughly aroused at this, and replied with much earnestness: 'I know that they have plied this charge as a great handle of attack. But it is ut terly untrue. All I did say, and meant to say, was that they had misapplied the law; that is all. The law required them, in cases of intimidation, to take the affi davits in the parishes, at the several polls, and then and there to attach them to the returns, while they failed to take such affidavits, and subsequently threw out votes on charges of intimidation, without having complied with the letter of the personal integrity of Wells and Anderson. Both are native Louisianans. Wells was a faithful Union man, who was hunted with dogs through the swamps by the rebels, while Anderson fought bravely on the confederate side." Ro Mr. Wheeler must have been so much "aroused" as to he lifted clean out of his boots, or, in less picturesque phrase, to lose his reason, for he conceded in his reply that to give the Returning Board jurisdiction to throw out votes, the pro test and affidavits must be made at the several polling-places or at the source of the supervisors return as Mr. Trumbull claims; and therefore the board lias for a second time misapplied the law." His vindication of the swampangel, Wells, in the entirely new character of a faithful man hunted with dogs." should he read in contrast with Sheridan's opinion of the same man, which we gave yesterday. Finally the Republican aspirant 1 Vice-Presidency descends to Grant: lor the " 'Do you believe that President Grant means to remainlnpowcrofterthe 4th of March?' 'No, sir; I believe that no more pratriotic man than iGrant draws breath in this country, and X believe there is no possi bility under which he can remain in power after the 4th of Mardi next.' 'In case a new election were agreed upon, would Senator Ferry then hold over ?' 'I don't know about that; but Grant would certainly not.' ning eye for future contingencies. Grant has a tender side for Conkling, but be tween Wheeler and Conkling there is that sort of peremptory mutual aversion wheih exists between Conkling and Bris tow. Therefore,Wheeler warns off Grant. He sees that there is no law directing who shall be President on the 4th of March, if none be declared elected in the mean time, Everything will be in anar chy and chaos. Section 140 of Ihe Stat utes, which looks to the l'resident of the Senate, only applies to a cacancy made by the removal, death, or resignation or inability" of the l'resident. The expira tion of (Irant 's term of office is clearly neither ot those He will not on next March have been removed, or, we hope, have become insane, or idiotic, or non His constitutional term will Herein he show a cun compos. have simply ended. Sections 347 tojl jl of tlie Revised Statutes do declare how and when an election shall be held if there he a Vacancy in botli offices, hut not who shall exercise executive power in the meanwhile, An act of Congress can no doubt remedy the defect, and if there should be a new election the law should direct it to be held immediately—say early [in April—and should also direct the inauguration tojbe and the tenn of of fice to begin tin June, and let the fiscal year commmence at the same time. There would then be a chance the inaugu ration ceremonies might take place under a pleasant sky or a balmy day, instead of in a blinding snow-storm. Ilutthellayes leaders literally foam at the mouth wlieu the very idea of a new election is suggest cd. The office-holders cannot consent to blceil again! What'they want is to koop their places, by fair means or foul, not to get at the will of the people. Tho UouneU A l'laii THE MYSTEHIOUS CAUSE. The part of the affair that excites most speculation, is relative to the cause that led to cowhiding. The marrage engage ment between Mr. Bennett and Miss May, while broken off by mutual consent, was unquestionably ordered to be nulitied by Miss May's fattier, and unquestionably one of the reasons was that Mr. Bennett had in addition to being continually in in bis cups for a year or more,said some things concerning Miss May at which lier family took offense. This thlk is said to have been made to some of Bennett's club companions and it soon reached the ears of the May brothers. With their father they insisted that the match must be broken Miss May was willing to overlook some of Bennett's ecentricitles, but the three Insisted, and she agreed to try to arrange an amicable settlement: hence the Interview In which Rhe told liim frankly that she could not live happily with him, and in which he as frankly re plied that he was unworthy of her, and at which the engagement was dissolved. This was what the brothers were wait ing for, and then they began to prep to chastise Mr. Bennett in public. I said by one who should know that one of Mr. Bennett's offensive remarks in a public place was that he did pot wish to marry Miss May and that be was tired of her society. He supposed he must marry her, but would give any man a hundred thousand dollars to take her off his hands. Bennett's friends say that be would scorn to touch May in retaliation unless in a duel. They say it is idle to represent him as a coward, and predict that insist upon a meeting, t is he will REPUBLICAN MANŒUVRES. How the Conspirators are Trying to lining About a New Election. Washington, January 4. The administration circl is are follow ing up the cue given bv the President in his recent message, anil are bruiting the probability of,settling the Presidential question by a new election. The talk means simply that the honest Republi cans in the iSenate will not follow the lead of Morton and Sherman, and that the conspirators know it. An attempt is making to convince the countrv that the suggestion comes from Ti Men's friends, d Hewitt has already been published as saying that he favors a new eleotion. In reply to a direct question on the sub jectto-day he said: "The statement is not. true. I believe most honestly and most firm ly that Gov. Tilden has been elected. I believe that these two houses will some how work it out to that result. I did say and 1 do say this, rather than have a civil should prefer prefer ballots to bullets, words give voice to the sentiments of a large majority of Tilden's supporters in Congress. They believe Tilden has been elected and believe (Congress will so de cide. They say better a fight than the loss of our form of government, but bet ter a new election than a fight, The conspirators may force a new election by declaring that or a fight to be the only altertative, bat tho statement that tho Democratic Senators talk of forcing a new election by filibustering until rhe 4th of March is utterly without a foundation. war I a new election. I Mr. Hewitt** CONGRESS. In the Senate on Thursday the memo rial of tli* merchants and bankers of New York, expressing the hope that all con siderations would be thrown aside in the count of the electoral vote was presented by Mr. Conkling. Similar memorials were presented by Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, and Mr. Wallace, of Pennsyl vania. Mr. Morton gave way in the mat ter of Wm. M. Turner, manager of the Western Union Telegraph company at Jackson, Oregon, for contumacy, so that that Mr. Wright might call up hisf bill to establish a court for the ' trial o contested-election cases for President and Vice President. The bill was referred to aselect committee. The House resumed consideration of several bills on the Spea ker's table and passed the one fixing the compensation of marshals. Mr. Throck morton, of Texas, asked leave to offer a resolution of inquiry as to the recent concentration of troops in Washington; but objection being made an adjourn ment took place at 4.30 p. m. A PEACEFUL SOLUTION EXPECT ED. London, January 4. —A dispatch to Reuter's Telegram Company from Con stantinople, dated Wednesday evening, say: "Apprehensions of a rupture contin ue to diminish. It seems probable, from the more conciliatory feeling now preva lent, that the Port« will not reject the proposals of the power. The plenipoten tiaries also seem disposed tomake further slightconcessions. If these anticipations are realized, negotiations will be resumed to-morrow. It is believed that a pacific solution of the Eastern question may yet he looked for." Mr. Bennet's Engagement with Miss May Broken Off.—T ho marriage of Miss Caroline May to Mr. James Gor don Bennett, the proprietor of the Herald was to have been solemnized to-day by his Eminence, Cardinal McCloskey. Mr. Bennett had desired that the marriage should not be a public display, and Miss May concurred. It was agreed that the couple should sail for England just after the marriage, and staterooms richly rayed for the bridal party had been en gaged. Mr. Bennett's orders were that the rooms for himself and wife should be charmingly comfortable. A saortstay iu London and then in Paris was fixed u on. The return to New York was to signalized by a reception that might eclipse all others in this city. Miss May was recently started by the whisn were heard all along the fash avenue i in regard to Mr. Bennett's hab its. There could bo no happiness in a union with Mr. Ban nett, she fancied, and she frankly told him so ; and by mutual agreement the engagement was broken off, Mr. Bennett frankly acknowledging that his behavior warranted Miss May's decision. Miss May had received from Europe her bridal trousseau, and had been congratulated by a great many ad mirers upon her prospective nuptials.— New York Sun, Jan. 3. ar b P 0 ers that ionable Florida the Last Straw, BACKBONE OF THE REBELLION BROKEN. GOVERNOR DREW'S INAUGURA TION UPSETS THE RADICAL CONSPIRACY. TII.PEN STOCK JUMPING UP. Special Dispatch to the Gazette. Washington, January 3.—The repub licans are very much concerned about the situation of affairs in Florida. They begin to realize now that the case against the canvassing board is a very strong one, and that when the country fully denitands it, public sentiment will doubtedly bo against them, and a few radicals are very free in their denunica tions of Billy Chandler, and sav that he was altogether too smart, and has reached himself in trying to make an ap parently fair decision in the first place. The decision in regard to BakeranaC lay counties come back now to plague him. The fact that a majority could only be shown for Hayes on the second count by determining that the returns from Baker and Clay, which they decided in the first count were the true ones, arc spurious, has produced a profound effect with all fair-minded men. When Senator Conk ling was given the true inwardness of the canvassing board's action to-day, he said he was amazed thereat: he wont further and Bald that after reading carefully Francis C. Barlow's repor the had looked anxiously for further facts in regard to that state. The democrats very generally regard the situation as very much impro ved, and feel quite sanguine of Tllden's Inauguration on the 5th of March. The Florida Legislature will investigate the whole subject of the presidential election in that state and the action of the can vassing board,and will report its findings to Congress. If the state authorities ae cide that the action of the canvassiDg board was illegal and void, and if this finding is hacked by the decision of the Supreme Court of the state, a conclusive case will be made out for Tilden, which the republicans must accept according their favorite theory that Congress can not go behind the action of the state au thorities. un un over FLORIDA. The Pursuit of Frauds by the House Committee — Amazing Mascaiity Un earthed—Ballot Box Stuffing in Ar cher Precinct No. 2—The Senate.Com mittee in Secret Session. By telegraph to the Herald. Jacksonville, Fia., Jail 3,3877. Tho sub-committee of the House, which has been investigating frauds in Alachua county, returned last night. They made an extensive examination of the alleged frauds at Archer precinct No. 2, and iind the charges of ballot-box stuffing and rascality fully corroborated. BOGUS VOTES. Two hundred and sixteen bogus votes were placed in the ballot-box after the close of the polls. The 216 votes added were prepared in Gainesville, and com prehend the names of dead men, un known persons and parties who swore they voted elsewhere. »Several names are repeated several times. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. The committee ascertained that there was no mucilage at Archer precinct, on the day of the election, and yet the forged list of 216 names was attached to an original by this substance. They re gard the whole transaction as one of the most villianous rascalities yet unearthed, and say that these conspirators, L. G. Dennis, W. K Cessna and others impli cated, would be convicted before any court iu the country. UN8CRUPTL0US AUDACITY. They are amazed and startled at the unscrupulous audacity of the entire af fair. Both sub-committees of the House are now here and will probably return to Washington in a day or two. The report to Congress will probably be made on the first of February and will be a lengthy document. The Senate committee is still here sit ting with closed doors. They leave to morrow for Gainesville. THE CHANCES OF A MINORITY REPORT. It is impossible to ascertain whether the House committee will present a mi nority report. Fressure has been brought to bear on the republican members by local republican politicians to do so, with what effect is not known. BAKER COUNTY. The committee has summoned new witnesses from Baker county, the returns from which were altered by the State Board of Canvassers. DREW'S INAUGURATION. Jacksonville was wild with excitement yesterday over the inauguration of Gover nor Drew. One hundred guns were fired amid general enthusiasm. LOUISIANA. THE HOUSE INVESTIGATION IN THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL 4 I)I8TItICT— THE ILLEGAL ACTION Ol THE RETURN ING BOARD EXPOSED. Shreveport, Jan. 3,1877. Tho House sub-committee reached here this morning, after an exhaustive journey of 200 miles with teams, and have examined over 200 witnesses. The testimony in regard to the alleged frauds in Vernon parish was received from the District Clerk, the Supervisor of Regis tration and others, all showing an entire iy FREE AND FULL ELECTION ; that the republican vote there has never before exceeded one, but this year it was two for tho Hayes electoral ticket. The action of the Returning Board must ne eessarly have been without the slightest justification. TESTIMONY OF MR. LONG. ■7John L. Long was examined at Mans field and reiterated, with emphasis, everything contained in his letter to Mr. Wells. The committee has completely exposed the frauds anil pretences set up against every poll rejected in tho Fourth Congressional district and will reach New Orleans on Saturday or Sunday. IVeather Report. Washington, Jan. 5, 1 A. M. PROBABILITIES. In tlie)Middle States, falling barometer southwest to southeast winds, aud war mer, partly cloudy weather.