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KB ABetftTA 6. BObWOKTH, Proprietor. na. aa'.SO K feu. ha Ad- I eta. one year. 1M 00 K ool. l month. $13 on 1 ool. Smooths.... 80 00 a ooW 1 year 45 00 1 ool. 3 months.... AO 00 V obr. months ..34 00 1 ool. 1 awlh.... s 00 v coLJ mocliut ,.15 00 X ool. Vrai- vi. , x M W ool. LiunolK .-..iu 00 Xool. Smooths.... 00 001 sqoa s, 1 year.. IS 00 3,ol. SmonUm. ... 001 aquaraa, 1 year. 25 00 Trapaieat. adrfrtUrmenti) 1.5 per square nrst inseftiorr, ana 75 befits- for each subsequent insertion. ... Lanl adeilaena--at Hhe- aaino'raaaa and i,aihhttatijr-ip)o 0 publication afl- '"V",' ' tnlapram Hi. Ontr. gives the foUowing parcolars of the recent terrible disaster in .Eastern Ben gal: Three large., islands, namei; Uattiah, Sundeep,and Dakhan SI abssAl.tpaertusMmyaf island, included in BackergunSk Kook.hoUy, and.ChitfagQagi Were entirely sub merged by-the storm-wave of Oct. 31, as waa alsa the mainland' for 'five or six mfles. ' These tstands are all in dr near -the estuary The large- li 500 soul apopuk ft and SunV " 000 f? io on the " THE AMERICAN CITIZEN. AMEEICM CITIZM. J 1 fie Published by MRS. AUGU8TA 8. B0SW0BTH. Be Just and fear not; Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy Cod's, thy Country's, and Truth's." TEBHS : 92.50 jar aannm VOL. XXVI. CANTON, MISS., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1876. NO. 49. Mexico and Vera Crux Railway, inter rupting all travel and communication between those two cities. Ha-bfiah ifcSTrHlaperybo Dom H", kaanaa-aiMilnal minv na The New York Sun of the 23d, in an article' In' reference to the St. .Louis Yhisky Ring, publishes what purports to be a copy of an indorsement by resident Grant on a letter from Joyce to Avery, asking for information as to certain investigations then pending, which reads as 'follows: "Joyce and McDonald are reliable and trustworthy. Let them have the information they want. U. S. Grant." A AVashington dispatch says that the President pro nounces the indorsement utterly false, adding that if there be any thing in existence, of which that is a copy, it is an unblushing forgery. PERSONAL ant political. wtrwicqered Certain Washington rumors having connected Mr. Blaine name with the Presi dency of theJSenate, that gentleman has occasion to state that he probably not be chosen tn that nnaitfon if ha Kay fhiiiiai sT mot m lflali , . , - r t - j,--w J I wouia, ana nm aaaureary wouia not u ne vig aaarwng e--oranoop a gome could. t00i&3!$$$VL&lT HSV5 Thomas Dent, son of the Sheriff of houses) At tie wwt"bul snUnt7trlea Richland County, 8. C, was shot and fatal- sunder, and swept ont to sea. Some lywoundedjhj State Senator John Cochran, were carried thus-across the channel, fAndefton Cdint, at Columbia, on the tnvm ruu. District, d,' grew out of " political but the vast majority were never-heard The steamer Franklin, with Wm. M. VR"-,;?'PPX FfSFffn' Tweed on board, arrived at New York on and almost every one perished who the 23d. Tweed was received by the Sheriff failed fprpacfi the trees'. There is and escorUdjtorhia, new. quarters in Ludlow scarce ry-a hoasehold on the? islands, and Dlree? " -r. lT , . on the adjacent "cdaM: but lost manv J"o JAmMs K. Knight, of the Cir thf njbers; j, The,;4 'cattle 'jii J aU orownea. tne - boats JWept -away, Bff are 1 enft Court of St. Louis, shot and killed himself at his residence on the morning of tbeSBth. It 1 iHttnnilMn v kuw. 1iUi WW means TITuerthe fatal ahnt wa. SmH h vM..f . com mumcation with the other districts sign, but it Is generally believed that the act Is destroyed.- There is much distress w premeditated, financial troubles prob " among the survivors,-.rhtch the Got-' bl"' beinphcanse - Judge Knight was ommant (a mi;nrin-v Tk. .1 ..- . about .48 years of age and a bachelor. OW.thA'.Va, rum. 1 Lawbenck, Treasurer of Rice Coun- n-a.lalr H-wiirA! ,ka" . y.JEaea. arrested on the 23d on trTZ " , " . , oSMWgwf sstviiariobbed the safe in his own thjrd.of he population survived. The office on the 11th of October. He acknowl islands have barelj onerfpattb. o ' thoil edges that he has used about J18.000 of the former inhabitants. -The stench from "the putrifyuigbofLes ,is .laauHerable, -and a general ' outbreak of the cholera is expected l:l J .. : t A LosDOfjteJfigram of the 31st tays: I Mth Wm. H. Hoaord, Deputy Collector Tfce foreign Offica pablfebas -a- ""'";. "J""1" . L-v-v : S:iit .I7.J ; Lightner, of Omaha, neither shot takini vmvn. oAwwwoosj.BHsa , effect, whD:dosford drew a revolver and -bsswadorno Rusina, reports lih -detail I shot Idghtnei', kDling him Instantly. Light- waac tpassea at tne anaience 'he had ner was drunk, and bad forced his way into . yith the Qzar No 2. ..lie reports that Capt. Hazrodt's residence, from which Hot the Cia said h4 hia aJi,f lt;mtr,. ford ejected him, ,,, " "to the Porta because hv feared, the dis- A wagn containing 86 people, who comfitureof the Servian- amy might be 1 w.!rlg.oi2ilid German wedding in aVliA k .uiu 1 t. tJ1i. r I uhuubh, on ute mgnt or fcllowed by ?ipesj J Te Pprte had, the lata, wa driven-off a bridge, 25 feet -. "o , t t. auneuvers. . rrns- m height, and all were. nreclDitated to the General Sherman's Annual Report . WASHiifOTOie, D.C. .Nov. SS. Gen . Sherman, in hi. annual ronftrt ,a lh w&.nr u ... ,.t uju says : By the assiirnment ot Ma -tien. Schoflel i to tne btiperinteoilency of tne Military Academy, that institution ia ma tie to equal that of a diviaion command, and West Point should rightfully con atitute a military department, ao that ita Super intendent, aa the Commanding General of a De partment, may exercise all tne powers and func tions of such commander, especially to order General Courts, or disapprove their flndinfrs. and to execute all sentences not specially reserved by the vrticle. ot War to the President and Secre tary of War. The Military Academy, in addi tion to ita well established character as a literary and scientific school, should form the model for an army, and the habits of youth trained therein should be in exact accordance with what experi ence has demonstrated to be necessary for the efficient government of an army in the field. Gen. Sherman aays that the headway made under Gen. Sctanneld's administration will enable it to take rank among the nrst educational establishments of the world. Tim AGO RKOATB FORCK of the army now consists of SS S31 men, all of whom are us actively mDloved aa thonirh war cAi.teii. j mo Buutunsion or territory erei foot of the country is under the aunervistnn of general officer near at hand, with apart of the Muiy prcpuruuueu to tne auppoaea necessity b maintain order and peace, whereby the settle mentof the countrv mar nrosress. and civi officers he enabled to enforce the laws of the united outtea. un tne .county funds, but denies the burglary. Txa&kA,iiKr notes. At Custer, D. T., on the night of the ttratel,-.all f attempt at ' paoifioa ton. ;Thw v present - -" of things i v intolerable. ynlega Europe i prepared to ap 4rralyr and ener- rocks beneath. Three of the party were fatally injured, and nearly every one was more ozrlrss ISruhwO. ; .;) By a, collision, at Sparksville, Ind., on the 0hio and Mississippi Rail road, on jretjcally he would be" obliged to act anQ M18,l"81PP' Kroad, on -wiA La rL-kaa a .PfSbt o U "th, Frank Albert and teae. - He tegtetted toe-that -invft- LucaaMoCl.Uand, brakemen, were scalded crate suspicion and continual fear of 'jtnssiaa gfrressiou still existed in JCnsv. Itland.'TTTsaTnin1Hdea Lord Loftns to death," and several others were into. red. At Davenport, Iowa, pn the night of iota ' W ' . vMMm iviud miBcrvaub torev a six- ihat ha had on several ocoasions given I ponnd'exploarve shell into the residence of moat aolemn assurances Wat ho desired Warn- Hi Price, son of the Hon. Hiram iio conquest. JBe had not the smallest 'Pr?. Confrirai"-elec'- The missile WConst- X liople. Such an acquisition would be a the furniture" in the room. Fortunately uiaauinum ivr noauK- lss-oupaKS i none or tne inmates of tne house were in - adds that the Russian Government rfe Jured. - H ,T 4Wea-B pvbrkiaMir- ofthe-laots ' The Santa Fe mail-oach was stopped above stated. - I w nuies north of Las Vegas, New Mexico. - , Ion theajKhtef the 20th. bv four maabad & Tii threa! yoojigroitbrs,Wnirial men, who, being well, armed, compelled at Faribault, Minn., t&e awder. of I "?ZZ 7?! 7. ger. They Doxes every tnms M value except some sil ver bricks, which they said were too heavy. THy-ent -the telegraph line before taking their departure. . . ; . , A maiden named'Emma Jared, about 18 years of age, living with her parent, five miles north of Keyteavflle, Mo., was shot and Instantly killed at her home by a young Pimrmrr R.. fi- ci. h- namea Joseph B. ,mlZZ7 ' X- ' . rrv "ri " r BrowB. the evening of the 80th. After Ilewwoodb,OMhicr of the Northfield T. .1 civ.. . . w,-va awvu vuwucveoiuiia); oi gailty, and- they were thereupon Sen tenced to imprisonment' - hard . labor for life) in'thtf SateTnltentlSry IBe - extreme penalty - the Court had power to jnsk$ under plea of guilty.: l- 1 , . . . . ; wuHivDioiuignuuianii, alter and Secretary Cameron have recenUy killing Miss Jared, Brown shot himself west kitervieered regarding the arrival through the head with the same pistol, and . of troops in Washington,' but all concur died in a short time. Miss Jared's parents 'in the statement that their r.m'lrlir'h objected to the. visits of Brown to their "no imnortant or-snBrna.1 rfonHfiI...M danghtet, and she had therefore dismissed r r- I him a short time hoforo , n.i.4;nm;. or- ,r 11 w "Ported on the 23d that bands ' 7:: t ? Sl Md P"oes were raiding among . "r-"-- tne came rancnes along tne Western fron- ranfi Ijenanrraita from rinBi lj. hi h..j um ..i . . . w mob wm iiuiajs 5abu uj wnoiesaie. l ne theaState teetr at Colnmbns;- 0r the 22d, settlers were gathering at Wallace, Kit Car- tor consul taaon on tneDolitical cris. """ yvui un we xaiiroaa, jor Rjtaoltitinna wnmi -.1 , A protection. I ! ,' , faurareadv aconisncsnc in th raanit. I .-MuUbis and Hughes, the two men ar- ttST!i.T-l,tiCi, J "ted on thecharge of attempting to despoil &l.JtZZ7-A TlY the tomb of Ab0" Lincoln, have been Ascertained, add deprecating all parU- indicted by a special Grand Jury of Sanga- -aa ociiuj; ui uHt (usoneeion oi Iact son vounty, m. , lor two separate crimes and law on o-whieb - that result- do- ' ri,lttemPt3larceny" and conspiracy and -' pends. " -The concentration oi troops Bch WM committed In default of baU in the at Washington on the eye pf ,tbe as- "V xr semDiing oi uongress is declared to be i " r j nninv..r. IT .A.J. Glover, Supervisor of Elections unnecessary, imperlhno; peace at .twa garter, Hyde County, K. C, was hoandpnblio-ered,t.abo.ad. ?Cor- drowned oa the eight of Nov. 6, with Be- WeatpVAdenoa aneV consuHatfoir '-dmbhg publican tickets for that county in his pos- the Democratic committees. f the va- session. The body was found some days . riotu States la recommended, ".with- a after bearing evident marks of violence. Tiew to a full understanding of the facto Tbe Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph and perfect coriceH of action in main- CoIn5r fnonne' tariff of ... tain the righto of the peopje in,he ?u5...Vh. ent., late iresldantialelection, as determined judgment of $1,800 fine each and commit ment of the Board of Canvassers until re leased by order of the Court. Accordingly C.,Lf Cerdoza, , Treasurer, T. C. Dunn, )panptroller-General Wm. Stone, Attor ney-General, H. C. Hayne, Secretary of State, and W. H. Purvis, ex-Adjutant and inspaisor-taieseral, the five members con stitsdUg th i. Board, ware arrested and locked up in Jail. The Court declined to issue an order giving certificates to the members of the Legislature from Edgefield and Laurens Counties, refused by the Board, hot slated 'that such members could obtain a copy of the record from the Clerk of the Court, which would be equivalent to a cer tificate1. k; - . -. - by the proper legal authorities.'' t. ; .... t ... rr-?.. . . - ; ' It la announced that the double daily y ' mail service between ' Jfew York and St. Louis,, yi'. the" Pennsylvania - Central aad Vandalia Lines, will be re- mimed about Dee. q; -' Tfiere is also to .0gbtBexrjceon the Minsnaii Pa cific RaOroad after ti, ,1st, Ihus giving a doable daily mail between St. Louis and Kansas CHy.i i 11,4 aho fintimited that a similar addition will soonTbe . mM4t Eheposlal Jafcoiieg ta giAm Mountain Railroai,. thus materially uuruming me time to tne Gulf ports and all Sou mttfeatert.' States. c rlIm.a1aTE fUnvthe CKW Aa ico tOiNois. 13 la'toa taa effect that ex ChieiJo4ticp Jglegisa bad- proclainMid -hlrnltelf rrtviialnnirl Wns&;Jar i'j vS.ii w m. .bo.uou. auu iwab - ed his seat of Government at Lon in 9$fus Stfbte of Guanajuato tbe LegUixv tate and GarerAWvt irtifch' stfiHam him. Troops had been dispatched to overthrow the pretender, who it ia said is not supported by any other State. Four thousand Fronnneiados had taken . possession of Apiztaco, where the Fae blo Railroad branches off from the The weather returns collected from iiaiiPlW J?arjtfl Of .the world in the Euro pean journals of meteorology show that the spring and summer of the present year have been characterized by unus ual weather fa widely separated re gions. '.In China, England, India and Eastern North America, there has been remarkably intense heat, while in Rus sia the cold ofTKe spring was-so great that it is described as almost unheard of. A portion of the summer was ex ceedingly dry in many parts of the United States and England, at the same time that Switzerland was suffering from heavy rainfall and floods. HIX.IT ART DIVIfllnK AV Tttal ACT.AW-l-fa-1 there are no hostile Indians, but troops hare oeen scuveiy employed tiding United States Marshals in enforcing the revenue laws, and in DroteetiDaT the Weak mrninut th nralnrliMa nit the strong. In the frequent cases of civil elec tions these duties call for the highest qualities of unuueaaauu uruiieoce, ana x am sure ute ne- navior oi trooon in etwrw ntja.rwv ri mmmsnd ed the respect of all men. The care and preser vation of public propertr. and of Macoast forta is a chief duty of the troops. The chief military cuia uk wifj iBM iuitb tfaoBpirtsu in toe MiLTMRr nnrifliOxV or thr m tRnnrnxr where a state of actual war has existed for many aou own DUDunuen. i am not vet in noa session of tien. Sheridan's report, but. in antici pation of its receipt, will endeavor to rive aeon cise account of some of the chitf event, u avnth ered from reports and letters received dnrinc aacii pruacrtTBs. in uie DEPARTMENT OT THE OUUT. the troops under Hen. Augur have been shifted irom Diaceto Dlace. in aid of the eivil author.. ties, under the same state of fuels as in the De- iaranent oi tne sontn. with similar results, and ave aiwavs nsea tneur nower witn consum mate discreuon and good judgment. OH THR TEXAS FKONTIKK especially the Mexican border has long existed an unsatisfactory condition of affairs. Civil war has existed in the border Mexican States, and viii inuumi ubb . umei Bougni an asyium on this side of the Rio Grande: but. from General Ord'a letters and reports, there seems to be an organized system of roDoeiy dt small bands of Mexicans and In dians, who cross to the Texas side, commit muroer, steal norses, cattle, etc., and escape back with their stolen properly to tne other side, where thev are coranarativelT fi-M from nnniah. ment and porsnit from our troops, who rarely hear of tbe raid until it is too late to intercept it. I believe no one supposes the authorities of the National Government ol Mexico can be privy to us ueianous uuBiness, ana it is prooaoiy car ried on in spite of tbe better people on both aide of the border. There are now in Texas two reg iments of cavalry tbe 8th and 10th--which will oe nnea np as rapmiy as possible to the maxi mum standard ; also three regimeiits of infantry a situ UUKIHi WUICU MTV DtTUtJawaill very small under the exiatinaT laws. Still hope, with increased activity, these troops will suffice to protect the border from incursions which discourage settlement and are otherwise very irritating ana demoralizing, in the DBPARTHRNT OV al IKH4iI7Rf the Indians of New Mexico have been remark ably good, and the Kiowaa. Comannhes. cbev- ennes and Arapahoes, located on the reservation at and near Tort Sill, have been exceptionally quiet, utu Buiuioer, uousn requiring, ior rea sonable security to tbe Kansas frontier, pretty strong garrisons at Forts Sill, Elliott, Dodge and ouppiy, ana smaii Karri sons aiong tne Jaxaansaa xuvor ana laaaaas racinc itanroaa. TUB WAR WITH THE SIOITX. The chief events to which lien. Sherman refers are toose relating to the war with the Sioux: and after giving a detailed history concerning late expeditions against tbem, and the death of Gen. Custer with his command, etc.. Gen. Sherman says : iUi . uasen , ox ute run iniancry .commana ing Fort Buford, has started up the Missouri River for Fort Peck, with four com nan lea of hia regiment (6th Infantry) , to bead off Sitting-Bull, who is reported by the surrendered chiefs to have slipped out with thirty lodaes of his own special followers during the retreat down Bad Route Creek, and to have resumed his course for Fort reck or the British Possessions. Col. Miller re ports his purpose to replenish his supplies, and to turn north and foUow this laat desoerate band to the death. Gen. Crook reorganized a new column at Fort Fetterman, with which he left on the 37th of October for another early winter cam paign against that faction of the hostile Sionx under crazy Horse. Gen. Sheridan, in his last diepateh on this subject, uses this language, which I cordially indorse: . "If successful, of which I do not doubt, the Sioux war and all other Indian wars in tnia country oi asy m&troitade wil be over for ever." The arrangements made for hemming in And capturing the remainder of the hostile Sioux during the winter must result in comparative or complete buwcob, jaeanume no eoange can tie site nip tea tmsyesr at tne Agencies, but l trust next year all the Sioux nation will be compelled to remove to the Missouri River, near f ort Ran dall, where they an be guarded and fed at one half the present oest, and where, if there be any chance to civilize them, tbe opportunity will be iar ueuer wan in tneir present scaiiereu .agen cies. . r Good Wine Needs fto Bush. The following true adventure had its foundation in the waggery of a gentle man who may he called Mack, and oc curred a few days since in a drug store not far from the Public Square : Entering the djug store Mack winked at the clerk, and at the same time took from the counter a two dollar and a half bottle of wine, which he slipped under his coat. Approaching the pro prietor he said : t "I was compelled to take a lot of wine on a bad debt the oth. er day, and came fa to see if I couldn't sell you three or four dozen." "Rather doubtful," said Mr. Pro prietor, "as there isn't much call in that line just now. What kind of an article is it?" i - " Here is a sample," said Mack, hav ing deprived the btttle of its label while under his coat. "jTry it." Mr. Proprietor shook it, looked at the light through it, aid finally pulled out the cork for a taste. Making some thing of a wry facet he said : " I don't know about that, If ack, it hasn't just the flavor I like. 1 couldnt get over 75 cents a bottle for it" "Don't go too fast," said Mack; " before you pronounce an opinion you ought to get better acquainted with it." All right," said Mr. P., taking the hint ; " come into the back room." So into the back froom they went, sat down socially at a table, and began to canvass the situation in a remarkably friendly manner, Jwhile a couple of clerks outside enjoyed the situation amazingly. The wine all gone, Mack arose to go as the dhiggist said : "Seventy-five cents a battle would be all I could get for that, but if you're minded to bring down three lor four dozen, I'll give you 40 cents pel bottle for it." "All right," said Mack, "you just look for me around some of these days." It is needless to say that he did not come. It is also needless to say that the druggist is anxiously looking for him, ready to give hia a reception far more full of 'spirit?' than was the wine. Cleveland Leader. . i An earnest effort is about to be made by a Canadian ship-buBder, E. W. Sew ell.to keep open the St. Lawrence below Quebec, so as to maintain the commerce of that port throngh the winter. The Canadian Government) has offered a small subsidy, in consideration of which Mr. Sewell has constructed a powerful iron-clad propeller, by which be hopes to break the accumulation of floes and keep a channel open. i PRESIDENTIAL . ELECTION. Louisiana. PROCEEDINGS OF TUB RKTURNINO BOARD. Nov. 30. Board met at 12.-30. All the members present. There were alio present aa oommittees from the two parties, the following, Kemiemen: itepaDiicans Messrs. Tutue. oar- nem, b Merman, Hale and Stoufhton. Demo-. crats Messrs. Trumbull, Palmer, Biftler, ti. B. Smith, G. W. Julian ana Watson. It was an nounced that during the executive session aU persona - except the membera of the National Committees would be ex- eluded. Counsel will only be called in where contests are raised that is. where a oonteBt has been filed, or accompanies returns. Counsel will not be allowed to examine the re turns when opened, bnt merely to witness unsealing- of the nackaces. Both of the National Committees are accompanied by phonographers. wnu win report an tne proceedings ior tneir re spective committees. When the Board goes into executive session members of tne press will be excluded. A series of rules waa adonted. nrovidina- anKng other things that the returns from parish es where no objection is made to the canvass or compilation oi Totes be nrst taken no and dis posed of; that all motions by candidates or their auorneys, anu an arguments neiore tne tsoara, be presented in writing; that the Returning officers, if they think it advisable, may go into secret session to consider any motion or argu ment or proposition which may be presented to them .and that any member shall have the right to ea j ior a secret session for tne above purpose that evidence for each contested noil in anv par ish when concluded shall be laid aside until all evidence ia in from all the contested polls in the several parishes where there mav be contest anta, and after the evidence ia aU In, the He turning officers will decide the several contests in secret session; parties or their attorneys to be allowed to submit briefs written arguments, up to tbe time fixed for Re turning officers going Into secret session, after which no additional argument is to be received unless by special consent. Judge Spoffbrd, of counsel ior me democratic secretary oi state and other candidates, asked the adoption of a motion providing that all the proceedings of the Board be held in open session, supporting his motion with an argument. The motion waa overruled. The Democratic protest against ins Kxaiauuranir oi we douu waa aiao over ruled. A further protest was made against the Board's proceeding to canvass the vote before tne vacancy nao been niied,inere being no Dem ocrats on the Board Col. Zacharie made an application for the admission of United States supervisors, wnicn waa taken under advise ment. The Board then commenced their can vsss of the votes, taking un the undlsnuted na ishea in alphabetical order. Three naiiahei Aaoension, Assumption and Avoyelles, were disposed of. giving about the same vote as shown in the tables made heretofore from the duplicate poU-Usts. Nov. 21. The Board was in executive session about three hours, and examined returns rom six additional parishes, laying those aside in which there were oontesta or protests for no tion. It waa ascertained that there are contests in a large maloritv of the parishes, counsel for the United States Supervisors or Klecu filed a protest aa-ainst the exclusion of Sudc visors during; the canvass and compilation ox the vote. Nov. 22. The Board examined the re urns from seven additional parishes. Tbe va cancy on the Board remained unfilled. Gov. Wiekiixfe. Elector at Lam on the Democratic neaec, was excluded irom the roam, ana inform ed that he could only be oresent in case of a eon- xne iiera reported tnat returns irom is Committees would be admitted to witness the proceedings. .AX ORDER FROM PRESIDENT GRANT Washington. D. C. Nov. 2fl, 1876. Ban. Thos. E. KugerorCol. 11- M. mack Columbia, 8. C. : The followlne has been received from the rresiaent: TtfimiV. Vllt,I.H Wait M IOTA TTah 3. D. Cameron. Secretary of War; Sir; D H. Chamberlain is now Governor of the State of South Carolina beyond any controversy and remains so until the new Gov ernor aball be duly and legally inaugurated . Under the constitution the Gov ernment has been called upon to aid with the military and naval forces of the United States to maintain Republican government in the State against resistance too formidable to be overcome by the state authorities. You are directed, therefore, to sustain Governor Chamberlain in his authority against domestic violence until otherwise directed. Isignedl u. S. grant. f n obeying these instructions you will ad vise with tbe Governor and dispose your troops in such manner as may be deemed best in oraer to carry out tne spirit or tne above oraer oi tne Jrresiaent. ackdowi edge receipt. lsigneaj J. u. uamiron, Secretary ot War. Florida. It was intimated on the 19th that the Governor ot Florida would assume the sole fight Hf canvasstnr the- vote of that -StateJ for Presidential Electors, on the ground that the act creating the Returning Board does not use the word "Electors" in giv ing the list of officers whose vote the Board shall canvass. Ihe power to canvass this vote, not being specifically conferred upon the Board, he contends resides in him, as he is required by a United States law to isBue Electors' certificates, and must canvass the vote in order that he may decide who is entitled to the certifi cates. The Democrats contend that Electors are included under the head of ' 'State offi cers, " which expression is used in the act, and have given Governor Stearns notice that they will contest in the conns his assump tion of the power to canvass the votes in question. A Tallahassee dispatch of the 20th says that the official returns from all but seven counties had been received, but it was not expected that the official canvass would be begun for some days. The Board ot Can vassers are allowed by law thirty-five days after the election in which to begin the vass. The Circuit Court of Tallahassee, on the 21st, issued a temporary injunction re straining Gov. Stearns from canvassing the returns of the Electoral vote, and also a mandamus requiring the Board of Canvass ers to at once begin their canvass. test. The Clerk renorte parishes had not yet been received, Nov. 23 Judge Spofford, of counsel for Democratic candidates, submitled a motion that orders be issued instructing all Supervisors to file their returns immediately, it being alleged that many of the delayed returns bad been for some dars in New Orleana in the hands of Re publican officers. The motion was granted . The canvass oi tnree aaaiuonai parishes inervuie. union ana m mtaaer was compieiea. Nov. 21. Another application was made for the appointment of a Democrat to flu the va cancy on the Board, but it waa again refused, aa was also a request for the appointment of Demo cratic clerks. An application, signed bv the correspondents of Northern newspapers, asking ior permission to oe present at tne ses sions of the Board, was also rejected. Tbe returns from St. Martin's Parish were can vassed, and the returns from the contested Sarisb of East Baton Rouge were then taken up. ast Baton Konge haa fourteen polling-places: the returns when opened were from only seven . Counsel for Democrats claim that the total vote of the pariah, as ascertained from returns of Commissioners at po'ling-placea, waa 2,238 for niuen ana i.wje tor naves, out tne supervisor of Registration, by consolidating the returns rom oniy seven poiung-piaces, leaving out tn other seven, and omitting to send up tbe orig inal returns from some, makes a return of o.i v i,i votes ior niuen ana i,4j ior nayes. Affidavits were filed stating that the super visor in this parish, and in every other par ish in the State, is a Republican; that returns from fourteen parishes are still i several of the missing returns were and had been in the citv of Kew Orleans for davs in the hands of persons who were not Supervisors; that till tne returns irom juast isaton uouge were opened it waa not known to the Democrats what affida vit accompanied them . or tbe returns from what polling-places were rejected. Alter much dis cussion the returns of East Baton Rouge wore mil asiue. Nov. 25. Notice was given by Gov. Wells that hereafter aU reading of protests or motions before the Board must be dispensed with, and that all evidence must be in before tbe close of the coming week, or the Board would not be able to get through with ita deliberationa. The most noteworthy event of the session was the opening of the sealed package of returns from De Soto Parish , purporting to have been received in its present condition on tbe 16th inst. A number of protests and affidavits were found enclosed, and among them an affidavit charging intimidation, which was sworn to in New Orleans before a Commissioner on the 2fith. This discovery causea quite a rippie oi excitement, and tne Democrats present charged that a palpable fraud naa oeen attempted, l ne matter was explain ed by tbe Secretary, to the effect that there were two packages of returns from De soto, and the original package was finally produced ami opened , and waa found to contain a statement of votes and Commissioners' returns, but no protests or affidavits. ftowtn, Carolina. The South Carolina Supreme Court, on the22d, issued a peremptory mandamus to the Board of State Canvassers to issue cer tificates to members of the Senate and House of Representatives appearing on face of returns to be elected, the final contests in the House to be decided by the members themselves. The effect of this order would be te place the organization of the Legislature in the hands of the Con servatives. The Legislature counts the votes for Governor and Lieutenant-Gov ernor and elects a United States Senator, The Court also, in the case of the Electors, ordered the Board to show cause why they should not correct the statements of the County Canvassers by the precinct returns in their possession. Pending these proceedings of the Court, however, the Board held a session and is sued certificates to all the members of the Legislature, except for Laurens and Edge field Counties, thus securing a majority ef the Legislature to the Republican side, and the defeat of Hampton and the election of Chamberlain. The Board also issued cer tificates of election to tbe Hayes and Wheel er Electors and ail tbe Republican State ticket. The Board then adjourned sine die. The action of the Board caused great excitement, and Gen. Hampton is sued an address to the people, advising ail to keep the peace, and assuring them that the action of the Board could have no legal effect whatever. In explanation of their course in adjourn ing sine die, the Board of Canvassers claim that by law their term of office ten days expired at noon on the 22d. The returns of Laurens were rejected by a vote of two yeas to three nays, and those of Edgefield by a vote of one yea to four nays. The Court, on the 23d, issued an order reconvening the Board of Canvassers, tut it was generally understood that no attention would be paid to the order. The South Carolina Supreme Court re convened at 4 p. m. on the 24th, in response to the rule previously is tied, requiring the Board of Canvassers to show cause why thev should not be committed for contemnt. Counsel for defense asked for delay, which found to be covered with bees, which was refused, and the Court Issued instruc- soon began to run about from their hav- drawing up of an order of ing been suddenly disturbed. The hive Sf laeellaaMOUUl Bfotee. The official vote of Maryland is: Tilden, 91,780; Hayes, 71,981. Democratic ma jority, 19,799. Congressional majorities: First District, David M. Henry, 3,882; Second, Charles B. Roberts, 3,019; Third, William Kimmell, 5,669; Fourth, Thomas Swann, 2,593; Fifth, Eli J. Henkle, 2,731; Sixth, William Walsh, 14 all Democrats The official vote of Virginia, with the ex ception of Tork County, the returns from which are imperfect, is: Tilden, 139,812; Hayes, 95,288. Democratic majority, 44, 244. Complete returns from all the counties of Illinois give Hayes a majority over Tilden of 18,013. The offiolal vote of Ohio is : Hayes, 330, - 698; Tilden, 833,182; Cooper, 3,057; Smith, 1,636. Hayes's plurality over Tilden, 7,- 516. The official vote of Pennsylvania is: Hayes, 884,148; Tilden, 366,204; Cooper, 7,204; Smith, 13,182. Hayes's plurality, 17,944. The official returns for Minnesota show Hayes's majority to be 24,008. The three Republican Congressmen are elected by the following majorities: Dunnell, 8,945; Strait, 4,730; Stewart, 2,040. Wisconsin gives Hayes a majority of 6,141. Owing to a mistake in printing the blank returns, the majority for Downs, one of the Republican Electors, is only 1,300. The official canvass in New Hamp shire gives Hayes 41,522; Tilden, 33,449; scattering, 74. Hayes's plurality, 3,073. Aldrich, the contesting Democratic Presidential Elector in Vermont, has served upon the Governor a protest against the is suing of a certificate to Sollace, alleged to be ineligible. Gov. Charles R..Ingersoll, who heads the Democratic Electoral ticket in Connecticut, holds the office of Commissioner of the Cir cuit Court of the United States, and the Re publicans will contest his election on the grounds of ineligibility. The official canvass of the vote of Missouri gives the following totals: Tilden, 202, 687; Hayes, 144,398; Ceoper, 3,498. Til den's plurality, 58,289; majority, 54,791. A San Francisco dispatch of the 24th says that Pacheco, Republican candidate for Congress in the Fourth District, has 1 majority. The official canvass of the vote in Arkan sas gives Tilden.58,083, Hayes, 38,669, and Cooper, 211. Plurality for Tilden, 19,414. Trying His Liberality. While a well known citizen was cross mg the (Jampus Martius yesterday morning he was approached by an old man whose shabby clothes showed that he was a mendicant, and when the citi zen had halted the old man inquired : Will you please give me ten cents P" "No, sir," was the prompt reply. "Won't you give a starving man enough to buy a loaf of bread?" "No, sir!" "That's all right that's enough," said the old man. " I am worth half a million dollars and want to will it to some liberal-hearted man. Your looks pleased me and I gave you a test. Had you given me even a nickle I should have put a fortune into your hands to morrow. Good-dav, sir!" The stranger walked away, leaving the citizen dumbfounded. He may not be worth a cent; be may be rich. The citizen thinks one way and then the other, and rather wishes he had been charitable. Dttroit Free Press. Can Bees Hear ? Though the best observers deny to bees the possession of a sense of hear ing, a writer in Newman'' s Entomologist relates an instance in which a hive of bees appear to have heard the summons of their queen. A swarm of bees had been gathered into a hive which was al lowed to rest temporarily upon a table. On lifting the hive, in order to set it up on the hive-board, the portion of the table on which the hive had stood was Queer Story of an Oblo Man On last Thursday night, says the Gal veston News, Mr. E. S. Jefferson reach ed this city by the midnight train. He had no money, and, worse still for him. no friends or acquaintances in this place. He was directed to report to the Police Station for whatever attention he might require by some one to whom he communicated his distress. He did so, and yesterday morning sought a private interview with Capt. Atkins, which re sulted substantially in the following dis closure. When he first began his con versation with the Chief of Police, he seemed to be greatly depressed, and gave expression to his feelings in a flood of tears. Calming himself, however, under the kind assurances of that officer, he communicated these facts respect ing himself : On the 11th day of October last he left bis home in ThornvUle, Ohio, where he is engaged in business as a merchant, and. went to Columbus, some ten miles distant, for the purpose of purchasing some goods. He made his purchases and had them duly shipped, and, feel ing badly, went to his room at the hotel, and ordering a fire lay down and fell asleep. When he awoke the hour for the departure of the train had passed, and on reaching the depot he found that he was left, and was, consequently, com pelled to await the next train. He re turned to his room, and was on time for the train, which he remembers board ing, but subsequent to that act he has no recollections whatever of any thing. He told Captain Atkins that he had $110 in money when he left Columbus,, but what he had done with - it, or how lie came to - Galveston, he knows nothing whatever. The clothes he has on, he says, are strange to him, and where he got them, or by what means he obtained them, he is in the most profound ignorance. Capt. Atkins asked him if he was a drinking man, to which he responded, saying that he never drank any thing. He is reported to be a fine-laeking gen tleman, about 35 years of age, well dressed, and bearing all the indications of a cultured man. He secured rooms at a boarding-house by aid of Capt. At kins, who sent a telegram to his uncle, living in Thornville, Ohio, giving a full account f his condition and necessi ties. Mr. Jefferson says that he knows of nothing to which his misfortune can be attributed except to a hereditary predisposition to insanity in his family one of his uncles having been simi larly affected some years ago. Infor mation from his relatives is expected this morning. He has a wife and three children living iu Thornville, Ohio. tions for the committal, to be executed on the following morning. - - -. - The Secretary of State, on the 25th, issued notification to the members of the Re turning Board, convening them at noon on tbe 27th for tbe purpose of canvassing tbe returns of the State. It was sttitcd t tint a committee of five from each of tbe political parties and the chairmen of the two SiXfi was now placed on the hive-board, with the entrance toward tne bees. -. For a little while they continued to run abdtit, as if bewildered, but then was heard a peculiar vibrating and buzzing sound proceeding from tne hivo. in an in stant all the bees faced about, with their heads toward the hive, and all (arched into it in regular procession, " Old-time Emigration. Emigration in these days of steam boats and railroads is comparatively a trifling matter. But a hundred years ago, when ox-teams and saddle-horses were the only means of conveyance, it was quite a serious matter. Then when party of emigrants started from a New England village for interior New York or the Ohio xiiver, they assembled on the church-green, where religious serv ices were held, and the venerable pas tor commended them to the special pro tection of Almighty God. An old gentleman, who when but four years old was carried by his father from Vermont to the interior of New York, tells some interesting incidents of pio neer life in 1790. A cart, two wagons, two yoke of oxen, four horses, a few sheep, hogs and cattle, and a little household stuff, formed their world's wealth. They rode in wagons until the roads became so bad as to force them to journey on horseback. The wagons were left behind until the roads settled. The father rode one horse, the little boy was placed on a pillow tied behind the saddle, with a strap under his arms buckled around his father's waist. The little girl sat on the pommel, supported by her father's arm ; a larger girl rode on the horse which carried the bed and bedding; a yearling colt tagged after, and the rest of the party drove the live stock. Some of the privations were ludi crous. The family had arrived in the country before sheep-shearing, and the boy needed clothes. Not until next spring could cloth be made. His moth er cut up an old cloak, and from it made a little coat with pockets. His grandfather got a sheepskin, out of which he made the boy a pair ol breeches. He took off the wool, rubbed it, pulled it, and then nailed it to the wagon-box to dry. It was very poorly tanned, but the boywas eased in a pair of sheepskin breeches. The skin was dry, and rattled like parchment, and, owing to the small size of the skin, the breeches extended but a little lower than the knees. In dry weather the breeches rattled ; in wet weather they would stretch and become flabby. When they dried they would be shorter and harder than ever. Thus pantalooned and coated, he spent a very pleasant season, until, sheep-shearing having come around, he got a pair of woolen pants. Youth's Companion. The Eucalyptus tree is doing won ders in purifying the pestilential Roman campagna. This tree grows 15 or 20 feet high, the wood is hard, and the leaves have a most remarkable absorb ing power. It originated in Australia, and both there and in many other parts of the world where it has been culti vated, malarial fevers have been entire ly destroyed by its action. - An elixir has been prepared from it which is a remedy for fever, and it also exempts vineyards from the attacks of noxious insects not from the phylloxera, how-1 HERE AND THERE. A recent census of India shows that 636 of the natives are authors and po ets, 130 astronomers, 23,000 fortune tellers and pedigree-makers, 30,000 re ligious mendicants, 8,000 painters and sculptors, 38,600 actors and jugglers, and 1,000 snake-charmers. The summer visitors to Monnt Ver non cut away four sets of dimity hang ings from the bed on which the great First died. The upper room to which Mrs. Washington moved, after the death Has lla Largest ClrcslnMnn of any pa pert n .: AladUou Coauty, slid is consaouauUj THE BEST .ADVERTISING aUDIUM. Xbb Priiiting. . An ordsai for Job Printing of AWT SaBCRO, I xiun, sucn aa B 11-Heads, Letter-Heads, Cards, Ciroulara, Pamphlets, Fovtara. Vw Wtll K. nm-nll. mtmnAA m mt ah T. . Oltlgen Tor Qfflo. .WIT AND WISDOM. Girls should not wear these wide Viol I a In 4I,A liniioA Dnnntiil ihfwnirll a six-inch strip of leather is a cold, at- -tenuated fraud. . - . As the Ulster covereth the old clothes of the seedy swell, so the long wrap will hide the shabby waist of the am bitious but poverty-bit girl of the pe riod. ' -- Hh-IiL. i V. 11.. vita oi til a tuttuuvsrtuB uroue uy tuv : latest Arctic explorers, is that the length of the polar night is 142 days. of her husband, has been elegantiy fit- what heavenly place that would be in ted up by Mrs. Mitchell, wife of the Wisconsin railroad king. A San Francisco young lady had her I jewelry all spread ont on a dressing- naao vkoa a anaa r -ii'at ,nl.n ... Ra. I ing en dishabille, she didn't dare ""If and Up fAbchM is that would draw somebody I " " "jr makes one's Heart bleed to read the an- which to tell a man with a bill 'to call ' around day after to-morrow and get his money. Batch-eye. We always have sympathized with Queen Victoria in her efforts to econ- scream, as that would draw somebody into the room, so she did the only other proper thing, she fainted, and of course the thief escaped. An imnortant discover? of ancient re mains has been made at Hexham, En gland. In one week 21 altars have been laid bare and a vast accumulation of copper coins, several thousand in number, found by workmen. The coins chiefly belong to the reigns of Diocle tian and Constantino the Great, extend ing from 284 to 310 A. D. A gat youth of 75 at Leavenworth, Kan., contrived to open a correspond ence with a lady of My ears in another State, but they both concealed their ages and became engaged without see ing each other. When they met, there was mutual disappointment; he want ed the ceremony proceeded with, how ever, but she was disgusted at the de ceitfulness of men, packed np her things and went home happy. It seems probable that the elephant will soon become extinct. According to a statement made at a recent meet ing of the Paris Geographical Society, England imports annually twelve hun dred thousand pounds of ivory, to ob tain which it is necessary to kill thirty thousand elephants a year. The total annual destruction of these animals is estimated at one-hundred thousand. Renowned as the Egyptian ladies are for the richness of their attire, they would regard it as highly indecorous to display upon the street the magnifi cence of their dress. When they go nouncement that she's limited by Par liament to a beggarly pittance of f 8,270 per day. The ate Dr. Norman McLeod used to tell this story as a specimen of a boy's theology: J. "Mamma says that good angels keep good boys.1 Aunt; " Shall I leave the candle burn ing. Are yon frightened f" J. "Yes no yes ; leave it burning." Aunt " What are you frightened for" J.- " Bats." Aunt" Think, dear, about . the good angels." J. " Can they kill ratsP" ' In Ward No. 5, a few evenings ago, fond mother undertook to teach her little boy the Lord's Prayer. The little fellow repeated the words after her un til she came to : " Give us this day our daily bread.". - Then he paused, and seemed to be thinking very hard. At last he said : ' There ain't no nse ask ing God for that bread. You can't . humbug God that way, ma, for He is everywhere, and He knows we have' done eat supper, and He must have seen that big plate full of biscuits in the ' safe, and if we try to fool Him He'll ' catch us out on the fly, first pop." Ban Antonio Herald. The Betting Mania. The New York correspondent of the , Chicago Tribune writes: Of all the utterly disconsolate men in the world, those fellows in this city whose money is tied up in the pools sold on the elec tion results are the most miserable. about the streets of Cairo oq shopping Those who bet on the Republican side expeditions, they cover themselves with I will not give up, while those on the a dismal robe of black. As a general I Democratic side who imagine they are rule, whatever they are compelled to I winners are unable to secure their win- exhibit to the public gaze is simplicity I nings. It is estimated that there is an itself, while what they reserve for pri- aggregate of $2,500,000 held in the pool- vate inspection is gorgeous in the ex-1 boxes, of which John Morrissey holds treme. I $1,250,000. The feelings of those who Or the many diseases which afflict have made investments in the pools mankind the following fifteen causes of I may be imagined when a report was death take the lead in England, accord- bulletined and extensively circulated How stranoe it is that the womon who talk loudest in a street-car always have the biggest diamonds and the dirt iest finger-nails. ing to the Registrar-General's returns Bronchitis carries off the largest num bers, then comes phthisis, next debility, then old age, then heart disease (most ly striking down the adults), next con vulsions (principally affecting chil dren), then pneumonia, scarlet fever, diarrhoea, apoplexy and paralysis, measles, cancer, premature birth, and whooping-cough, The fall of Juggernaut is being wide ly prophesied among the Hindoos. The falling of a stone last year from the tower of the temple of Pooree pro duced a powerful sensation. The im pression is widely spread that it be tokened the end of Juggernaut, his temple, and worship. Those who have examined the temple say that it must soon fall, the walls being already in terlaced with the fibers and branches of trees, which in course of time mast cause the whole structure to collapse. A Welsh exhibition, recently held at Wrexham, displayed the precious peb ble of Owen Gwynedd, Prince and last Saturday night that one of the pool- sellers had absconded that day with over a half-million dollars of pool . money. All day Sunday inquiries were made among the pool-sellers as to the truth of the story, and not until Sun day's papers definitely contradicted the rumor did the excitement finally sub-' side. It is related of a Republican politician who has wagered heavily in favor of Hayes and Wheeler that he lamented on the morning after the election that he had lost. To console his wife, who looked daggers at him as he confessed his folly, he said : " Now, my dear, I had intended if I had won to expend it all in buying you a magnificent pair of diamond solitaires, the very thing you've set your heart on." She could not smile even with this explanation, but, woman-like, bore the inward pain without an outward murmur. - The next night the husband came home in a hap py mood, exclaiming as he entered the , house, " It's all right , my dear ; Hayes is elected the latest returns make it Sovereign of all Wales. This is de- t . sure thino-: and I have won mv ; I i ii t i . i ii I ' . Buriirou ao a biiiuuui, irausiuceni. uau, l,et." The wife smiled this liae the white or an egg. Above it was tim8t but Baid nothing. She placed a card, with the following in- read tne Times in the morning scription: " This pebble has been pre- with great glee, and her husband in- trrmiHj ujii- ,isted that it was all true. The next served ever since his edd's) time in the families of Bhewae- dog and Rhiwlas, who are lineally descended from him, and before the death of the head of the family the crack is said to widen perceptibly." There are a number of middle-aged gentlemen, who, thinking themselves endowed by nature with oratorical abil ity, visit Sunday-schools to display their speech-making qualities. One of these gentry had a round of four or five schools which he visited regularly and as regularly bored, ending his Saturday the wife quietly proceeded to Tiffany's and selected a pair of soli taires worth $500. Still she said noth ing, but on the next (last) Monday evening her husband and herself were to loin a theater party to see the Shaughraun," when she surprised her other half by wearing the diamonds. He asked her where she obtained them, and when she explained that she bought them at Tiffany's upon the strength of his statement that he ' had won on Haves, he was inclined to retort. "But orations invariably with Amen! While I my money is tied np in one of those in- ,. visiting one of the schools, the Superin- fernal pools, and it may be months be fore I can get it out, and perhaps never." But he did nothing of the kind. He informed her that the next time she bought any thing of that sort she had better do it with cash in hand -she might make a better bargain that's all! The Paris Exhibition, the next great national show, which ocours in 1878, will cover a space of 1,350,000 square yards. The buildings will be of iron filled in with brick work, and will be in the form of a pythagorean table. In passing through them in one direction a person may inspect the similar pro ductions of different countries, and in tendent, out of courtesy, asked him if he desiied to say a few words to the school. "Wa'al, yes, I'll say just a word or two!" and, straightening him self up, he began: "Wa'al, chil'un, the Superintendent wants me to speak to yer! Neow, what shall I say what shall I talk about P" A bright little fellow, about four years of age, sitting in the front seat, who evidently had heard the orator before, jumped to his feet, and lisped out loud enough to be heard all over the schoolroom : " Thay Amen, ' and thit do wn ! " " Michael Coulter, of San Francis co, is not a iudicious man. He had oc casion dailv to pass a dressmaker's passing in another direction the vari- shop, and always paused to smile and ous products of one country may be throw a kiss to the vounsr sewme-wom- seen in review. en at the window. Finally he wrote a love-letter to the prettiest of them, and she read it aloud at the sewing-circle. The maidens were aroused and put The fact that yellow fever disappears at the first frost suggests to a New Or leans physician as a preventive measure their heads together. An invitation to that, by subjecting passengers and car- a walk by moonlight was accepted and a place of meeting named. At seven m. he stood on the curbstone, sud denly five muscular forms clad in wom anly dapery sprang upon him, and five hickory sticks hammered his soft head. Michael Coulter, of San Francisco, his coat-tails streaming in the wind and his face shining in the moonlight, ran down the street ami took refuge in a stable goes of ships in quarantine to a tempe rature below the freezing point for a short time, all seeds of the disease can be destroyed. About six degrees abeve zero is the point of cold he thinks nec essary. . A miss 12 years old, named Bewley, won tho prize at a cooking-match, which was one of the features of a iair at Anderson, S. C, a few days ago.