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V01 XXXVI.N?-11,147.
Nntional issues occupy the time and atten?
tion of Congress nearly to the excluaion of
everything eloe. A desire to refer the election
to the Supreme Court or to effect some other
form of compromise in gnininK ground. Mr.
Morton made a speech yesterday on the Oregon
ease, and offset it with one in Missouri where
m Tilden elector turns out to be still incligi
ble. The stutuos of (?ov. Wintlirop and Sam?
uel Adams were presented yesterday, and
upeeche? were made in both houses, and les?
ions were drawn appropriate to the present
time. The Naval Commission strongly com?
mends the location of Brooklyn aud League
Island Nan-Yards.
Wasoinoton, Dec. 18.?There is a growing opin?
ion amoug tuen of both parties that a wav out of
the difficult situation can still be opened by a Su?
preme Court decision. The objectionable plan of
haviug the court count the votes and investigate
the legality of the returns has been wholly aban?
doned, but it is believed that an opinion delivered
by the tribunal of last resort on the constitutional
powers of the two houses of Congress over the elec?
toral vote would be accepted as authoritative and
final. Thus far the whole dispute can lie narrowed
down to the question of whether the House of
Representatives has the right, of its own motion,
and without the concurrence of the Senate, to throw
out tho return of a State. This is purely a con?
stitutional question, for if such a rieht
exist? it is derived from tin* simple lit?
tle phrase in the organic law which
says " the votes shall be counted." and like all
questions arisingfout of different interpretations of
that instrument, it ought to be referred to the
Supreme Court. If the court should hold that
either house possesses the power of rejecting elec?
toral votes for ?any cause, the whole controversy
now distracting the country would he disposed of
at once, and equally potent in effecting such a re?
sult would be an opinion that only the concurrent
action of both houses can upset a return, or that
nopower resides in Cougress except the ministerial
one of making the count of the votes as certified to
by State authority. Mr. Edmunds and other emi?
nent lawyers say that there is no way in which th?
matter could be formally brought before the court,
but it is answered by those who favor this mode of
dctcrminim* the vexed and dangerous question, that
in a serious emergency, such as is likely to grow out
of the prolongation of the existing disputo to a cul?
mination, forms con Id be disregarded and the coutt
could be requested by concurrent resolution to fur?
nish Congress with its opinion on all the point*) in?
volved. That the court would comply with such a
request, made under circumstances of such gravity,
even although not obliged to do so by law, cannot
be doubted.
Many of the leading Republicans in both "\iouses
favor tin? plan, aud believe it practicable and per?
fectly fair. They do not think the Denuxrats could
afford to refuse it as a compromise, if it were off?-red
them, because if they should do so they would for?
feit all claim to the support of public opinion. No
objection coold be urged against tho Supreme Court
as the arbiter of the dispute, because one of its spc
uo\ mees is to interpret the Constitution. Nor
could it be accused of being in any respect a politi?
cal body, because tho attitude of parties has
changed materially since its junior member was ap?
pointed, and a majority of the judges came upon the
bench when the issues of politics were very dirtercnt
from those which now agitate the public mind.
Democratic Congressmen, when ask ?ni what they
think of this way " out of the woods,'' generally
approve it, and manifest a disposition to submit
the claims of their party to any ti ibunal which shall
not, from its constitution, have an evident leaning
in favor of their opponent*. A few are rather re?
luctant, however, to indorse tho proposition, fearing
that its adoption might lose them some ot'the ad?
vantages they imagine their party ?losscsses in its
present position. It is evident that tho occasion
will uot arise for Bringing prominently forward
this or any other so-called coinpr<iiiiise measure until
after the committees in the Southern States rot-urn.
When their reports are in. the Democrats will soon
make up their minds whether the evidence collei t.d
produce? any change in public opinion or in the
position of Republicans in Congress. If it does not?
if both parties maintain their present attitude?then
the Democratic leaders will have to decide betw?-en
three crises : to back down and abandon their in?
tention of tin-owing out the votes of the disputed
States ; to accept some kind of compromise, or to
push forward to the bittc^end which some of them
now threaten the country with?two Presidents and
a civil war.
A Republican Senator from New-England said to?
day that the question conld easily bo brought before
Ike ?Supreme Court after the 4th of March, and in a
perfectly legal way. In case Oov. Hayes should be
inaugurated a writ of quo uarrauto could be sind out
?gainst him on behalf of Mr. Tilden in the District
Court, aud the com be carried at once to the Su?
preme Court for a final decision. This would lie
tike sending for a fire engine after the house is in
feme*. While the lawyers were preparing their
briefs and delivering their argument?, the heated
temper of the partisans of tho rival President* would
in all probability break out in hostile demonstrations
?which the dictum of the court would be powerless to
???y- If any course of action can be agreed upon
that will Hccure a harmonious count of the electoral
fot* and a general acquiescence in the result,
whether v*i v?d at by the acceptance or the rejec?
tion of the now disputed returns, such agreement
?hould by all mean* be reached as soon a* possible.
A compromise after the 16th of February will be ten?
fold more difficult to bring about thou on? be fine
that momentous day. ?? v. e.
Washington, Dec. 19.-TheMa**acbu*ctta statue*
<-Gc**. Winthrop ?and Samuel Adam* were formally
J'M-scuted to the United Btatea to-day in addresses
ielivered in the Senate by Senator* Boutwell and
LMswea, and is, the House by Representative* Hoar,
barren, and Garfield. Some account of the live* o?
?he two distinguished citizen* of the old Common
* w*_lth, and of their influence upon the history of the
?0-uitry, was naturally suggested by tbo occasion.
I? the tlivmion of the subject Mr. Boutwell spoke of
the old Colonial Governor rather briefly, aud Mr.
?Dawe* at greater length of the brilliant revolution
bey agitator. Both ?peeche* were thoughtful, elo
?Ptent, aud in excellent taste, one weighing criti
btlly the influence of Puritan idea* upen the de
T*h>pinent of the country, and the other estimating
Ik* VMt result? that crew oat of the parauitent and
MV-f-ou* advocacy of ?the right of self-government
<* the part of the father of the Revolution. It waa
bhthttr --?range, however, that both Senators should
**-*? spoken in a solemn manner, m if they were pro
ftMMdag funeral oration*. Senator lngall*, repre
*ath* Kjumm, a ?State which may be eoncidered m
httAtt?a outgrowth of Mmachoaette idea*, appro
**to**ly offered the re*olution of acceptance. He
managed, in discussing the subject, to work <
through the long course of history to the ,
Brown raid, the rebellion, and the present di>
about the Presidency, and found a significant
the statue? wliich those who presented them di
probably dream of.
In the House, Mr. Hoar's oration was longer
more carefully prepared than similar speeches gi
ally are, and that, considering who the orator
is high praise for it. Mr. Warrn ?1I-.0 spoke
eft?? lively, and managed to givcjiis remarks a ]
tirai turn by apt quotations from the writin,
Samuel Adams, which, without much effort, ti
be made to apply to the present politit al coud
of the country. The point of Mr. Oarti.lif- ?**
was the self-restraint shown by the men of the I
lotion in tho most trying times and the uecessit,
it* practice to-day.
|BY ! I'll <: It ? lit TO THK TRIBCWB. |
Washington, Dec. It?.?The facts about the
nre of telegrams lust Summer by Mr. (?lover's t
mittee on the "?teal Batate Pool are not of such t
ture as to lead reflecting members of Cohgrc;
back up Mr. Morrison iu his diflerence with P
dent Orton. Mr. Glover's big "find" was not, il
pears, discovered in an old junk shop, but in a p
mill, where the dispatches hud Ixsen sent to b
dueed to pulp and worked up into new paper. M
thousands of privat? messages were thus seize?
a deputy .sergeant-at-arnis, and brought to W
ington. Shortly after this occurred Congress
journed aud the members of Mr. Glover's couinii
went home, leaving their booty in charge of t
clerk. By some arrangement, made either with
clerk or the chairman, which would seem
be a highly proper subject for investigation
correspondent of The Chicago Timen was turned h
among the mass of dispatches, allowed to exan
them at his leisure, and select? from them any wl
he thought could be mudo the basis of sensatie
letters to his paper. The dispatches nearly all I
(late of 1872, hut some of them were as old as 11
and a few as recent as 187H. This mass of co
spondence, much of it of course confidential and
if it committed to the telegraph company with
distinct understanding that it should be k
secret, was thus handed over to the innnisit
scrutiny of a reporter to ho used as he saw tit. I
a curious fact that almost the only person affecl
by the publications mada of the telegrams piel
out by the reporter was Benjamin F. Duller. 1
author of tho theory that Congress has a right
Heize telegraphic, correspondente ?uni the lit st I
who put this outrageous doet rim* into practice. So
of the dispatches over his signature, pnlilisl
in The Chicago Times, were of n rather siispicit
character. Several message? from the Presid?
were secured, but none of them were ol i cal or ?
pected importance, except a few that ?ere in ?yph
and these all the eltoils t.f the report?, and such t
pcrts as he could bring to his aid failed to interpr
.Several bushels of the seized telegrams are said si
le remain in the room of Mr. QI0V-M*" commit!.
subject to the examination of any persons who m
have political or pcrsoir.il motive.- for looking
them, autl who i mi get the permission of the cha
?ID ?>r the clerk. Mr. Kofi ?son's ctlort to -ci/e t
whole telegraphic correspondence of the count
has Min.cthing bold and frank about it, but the |?
format.re of Mr. (?lover's committee was essential
I immoral. It ought to raise ?m h ;i feeling of indi
nation in Congres* and in the country as to put
stop at once to the whole bad business of meddlii
with private correspondence.
i li ti.it <i lii.viM v mmjCaI.ii HI?.
|bt MMin to Tin: Tiiiiust.. |
".Vashinc.tiin. Dec. 1!?.?The Oregon case was i
again in the fsenatc to-day. Mr. Mm ton show?
conclusively that (?rovei'n action in certifyti
Cionin to be elected was in ojien defiance of tl
statute of the State, liefeniiig to Judge 11 rim
ley's opinion, procured, he said, bv (iov. Tilden
private secretary, he. ? hara? t< ri/.??l it as the tintine
piece of pettifogging ever put mum paper. Judi
Hundley, it seems, disingenuously disreirarded tf
whole current of American authorities, and, sclee
ittg three cases, garbled the tie? isions of the couri
so as to omit an important point against the MM__q
lion that a minority iiindidate is entitled to hoi
oh.ee for which the candidate elected is ili?ti*uulitici
The most iiitcrcsling part of Mr. Morton's s|?cecl
however, because referring to a mtitter not touch?'
on in the debate before, was his referente to tli
case of Um dis'iualiticd Missouri elector, (?en, Fros'
Testimony was taken before the Coiinniiti ?? ..
Privileges and Lie? Don-? tins morning which mtiki
it perfectly plain that Front is st)ll under ?li-alnl
ties. He failed to attend the meeting of tin- Fleet?
ral College, it will be remembered; but tho Mb
souri statute providing for the tilling of vacan? ies i
not broad and coinpn-liensive lu.?*- the Orcgoi
statute, aud only covers cases of electors appoint? ?
who shall fail to attend for any cause. Frost, b?ni|
disqualified, could not be appointed, and then fin
his pretended appointment was null and void ; am
the State of Missouri, according to the logic of tin
Democrats in the Oregon case, must lose one of he
electoral votes.
The Republicans in the Senate do not, of course
contemplate any partial disfraiichiseincnt of Mis
souri, but they have made out a case against Pros
thus thoroughly in order to drivo the Demo? rati
from their last refuge in defense of (?rover's action
If they insist on holding, with Senator Walla? e
that Oregon lost? one of her votes, then they mus?
also consent to see Missouri deprived of one of hers
Washington, Dec. 19.?The Rev. Sheldon
.lacks.m, who lias spent much time among the Western
Indians in the Interest of the Board of Presbyterian
Missions, Las had an Interview with the President upmi
the condition of the Indian*, their need?, aud the action
of the I." ? ci muent toward them. Tin? Pn -ul< nt said
that the progress of popiiliitiou and occupation of the
Territories are so rapid that It Is necessary to adopt a
different policy m far a* tho geographical location of the
ml., s 1- concerned, lie thought that ihc useful occupa?
tion of the public domain for purpose? of agriculture 1?
more important than that they should be kept as hunt?
ing grounds for aavage*. He ?aid, It is
better for the Indians, better for the people,
and certainly more economical for the Govern
meut to gather all the Indian nations and tribes us r.-iji
idly as possible within the limits of one designated Ter?
ritory, where tbey may be protected from the encroach?
ment* by the white*, and be more effectually prevented
from further wars and devastation upon the seulement?-..
In this connection it may bo added that Gen. Sherman
baa received official dispatches from Gen. Mile* stating
tin*t he has gained a decisive victory over the remuant
of Sitting Bull's w.wrlors, and announcing the surrender
of nearly 200 lodges to Gen. Hasen at Fort IV? k. Uen.
Mile* expressed the opinion that th? residue of Hitting
Bull'* warriors are out of ammunition and will In all
probability surrender before the Winter 1? over, which
will put an end to My further trouble tu that ?juin ter.
A correspondence between Col. Hatch, comuandaut of
the military post at Fort 8111, aud Oeu. Sheridan, wa*
placed in the hand* of the ('?iminlssioin-r of Indian Af?
fairs lMt Saturday. Col. Hatch'? letter communicated
the tact that a band ot 500 Apache Indian?, known m the
Plate? l?nd, and who lit? been for several year? with the
Comanrr-e* near the head woter* ol the Braut? River,
bud aent word to him that they desired to ko to the Me?
calaro .agency, at Fort Btanton ; that they were very
poor, ?nd that if they w?ro tran*ferred it would be nece?
aary to farol*, to Uiem t*n or twenty day?' ta?
ttoo? at beat aad a military **<?rt. Gen. Short
Oaa'i Adjatant, ?eo. Drum?, replied -v directa?
of the Lleutonant-Oonorn! that no b??ef ought to lx- issue ??.
to tbetn, Htnl Mint thi-v should h_ onlert*?) to go to the
re_crratlon and be disarmed -tt.tl dlamottntf il ; an?l that
if they did not do so they ought to be attacked. c?immls
?loncr Smith ?howeel till? correspoudct'ce to tlie Presi?
dent yesterday. The I'rc?i?lrtit expressed grrat ?itrprlse
at learning it? clinrurtar,and ebrected f 1.? CoimnlMiotirr
to bring; tin*, piiiti.it to the attention of the Cabinet
through Seeretary Chandler. At the CabDiet meeting to?
day it ??w determined that Oen. Sherii:?'? order ?'.loultl
hr ?o modified a? to dir? et Co!. Hatch to furnish these
Iiiiliant? with a military escort and Hie ueceaaary latiou?
aud to transfer them to Kort Hill.
___H___aanr in thk ttjtwtwtwi ooauajj*-??
Wiamm, Diec. it-.?Tin? Senate ?tb
Committee on Privilege? and Election? commenced thi?
morning an in\ estu_?Uou of the al!? ?red inability of Gen.
D. M. Fro?t, a Democratic Frc*ldeiitlal elector of the
Hid MlBftourl District. Thoiua? Thoroughman, a nieni
l?er ?if tbe Mlasourl Electoral College, tOKtif.:-U that
Gen. Frost was not present at the meeting of the c?illege.
when the vole for President and Vlcc.-Piesld? nt of the
I 'int? -d State? ?-UM rast, aud the- college tilled the vacancy I
l>y electing lx* Orange Atwoo?' to art lu the place of Oen. |
Front. Ot K. MM, the Ro?.ii!ilir_tn caudulnte for elector
in the Hid District, appeared and claimed the right to
cant a vote ou the ground that Front was Ineligible; he
presented hi? rlaliti? to the college In writing, and they
were tabled; the action of the college In tilling the va?
cancy wa? tu accordant?? with the law? of Missouri.
Charle? E. Stltcl testified that he made a demand on
Oov. Ilai-diu of Missouri to give him a certificat? of elec?
tion a? I're-tlilctitliil elector for the III?! I>i?trlct, aa he
had received the highest number of vote? of any persoti
eligible to the ofHce iu the diatricL He filed with the
Ooveruor papen setting forth hi? claims and showing
that (?en. PTmt wa? Ineligible. The Oovemor ?talad he
had Issued u certifient?' of election to Oen. FToet, but he
ordi red Ont Secretary of f-taU* to give Ktlfel i certificate
of the oltli ml vote of the 11 Id I.lstrlrt
Oen. Oeorge II. Shield?, chalrtnati of the Republican
8tate i'cntr?l'( (iniiiiltlcc, was next examined, and 88*
rotmrutcd t-tlfel*g teittlninuy. The claim that Fro?t U in?
eligible I? ba?e?l ou the ?.?wrtlon that he \vn? at ?trie time
an eitliccr In the United State* Regular Army, anil aflcr
?A unit. In the ('onf??tierate Army, aud thai hi? disabilities
have never In-e-n removed.
Tlie ?iili-ctiiiiiiilttfc also examined to-dav Secretary of
?tata Kalaa*. ??r Ncw-jcreey lalaflTii lotbaallcged incligi
billty of Beul. Wllllammm, Presidential elector of ili.tt
?lata, N? inlditioiml fact? to those already published
were elicited, however.
Wa?iiin(;ton, Dec. 1!).?The t*WWPtmneott? of
Ocorpe Wins, Jr.. Itiitcd i-late? Atlonu'y for the Southern
District of New-York, expire? to -mot row. Of cour??? he
desire? a reapiHiintment, but It 1? understood that the
I'ie?iil.-nt contemplates placing m?me other mini In tant
pof-ltiou, and that Altnniej <., i.< tul Taft ami 8M or two
other nit tiiN-r? of the Caltitii't ?l?o favor a rlinngi ?
Among those who are understood to fea candidato? for
tlie |il,n e are Ht.-w.irt I* \V (???Iford, A. W. _, aamy,
ami Hr. E. Jackson, who wa? Af.-tii.tant DUtrirt
Attuiiiey during the term of E. D.-iafleld Hinlth.
All of thciu bave been lu i c a? aUo
Mr. DikII of New-York, mult i?t?>tMl t.. I?e a friend of
S??niilor ('.inkling. Altiniig tin *#?_.York |>niitii tun?
*lio are in?w in Wat?tmgfmt "r have been he-re within a
(lay or two oil business III rnliliertiiiu \Mlll tin? ??pi oint?
ment me aa collector Tim?. Murphy, collector .\niiur, a.
It Cni in II, State i-eniitcr lobet . and others. 1 tic iiiim???
itf two ?it three prominent N<-\? York lawy? r? Vka ' i?1
appHa?far?ka pteaa mare bata amaatad la tin i*n?i
deal and Atte.rii.-i (,, nt-iitl, but it i? not known what ?te
cIhIoii will In- made. It I" very likely that tue nmeaAtA
nu nt v, ill t.c pmatmmmmt until after tin hallia] t, ma? tient
ill till' lilt-Hi tlllu- District Atte.mry lili?? Will t nutilill.- to
l??-rfnrm tlie ?luti*-? of Hi?- aflea,
THK AMI lilt? K WITH PUSS leili CoMI'll'?MIM*.?TIIK
Ini- n_M__f_ io nu. riant]
WaouxotoWi Dee. 19.?Tha iinilti'-lirntinn
of plan? fur settling tin- disputed _*______ ut i it I i|ii.?ln.ii l?
ccrlHlnly a lui|>cful sign. Ifea mon tl..it alt- brought for?
ward, Ill?- gil Hier ?III If Ihr t llllllie? of Mg et'inriit Upon
?nine our of , in in, be? ? tn-c ,\, i y nu u.l-t I of Q
who become? tin- author of one of tln?r paapsalttaaa
lay*a?t(le the ?ttltii.lt of IH-Ilixrrent )>iirti?.iii?lii|> ami
commit? lilin?' It to tin- general I<1<*_ of tltnllii?.'. If po?
?il.lt-, ?uni.-uty of recoin lllnit the t inifllrlltig claim? of
Ihr tWe particM. Not lunch e .ui fea ?all infatnre.f tin
ln?t plitii liroii? lictl. Nu ?nie < l.iini? IL: niillior?-lil|i, ami
it Iliiil? mor? favor among the In mm rat? tli m lin- lie
piiltlii-iiii?. It 1? that ('?.tigre?? ?hall not count the el?*c
toral vote? ot all. but ?.hall ?li-rlaro by joint n'olutioii
tliiit tin-re li ii? Itiaii no l:i vvf.il ?Iretlon, and altet the law
of \7'A'2 ?n we to provide for liolilinr-a new ill lioiilii
May uext.
\V UBIXOTOXi De?, li*.?l??*n. Ciook*! ?itititial
repOti aty? that miner? In the Itl.uk ft ill? did not viol?t.
tint hl.Kix Treaty until long afU-r th.- In lian- liml t. a?t il
tn n-i.ai.1 it, and that tiny have not nam?we? un min li
from the Hioiix ?line? they went to the II;I!p .t? tin > \<u
vloiitly did v. hile living on the Itonlt i. II.? nlpatchIIm at
ti nil?n let the? fuel that In? i-oniiiiaiul of it-? than one
?ioii-niiil foiip-lit am! In at .-ittlng Hull'? liaml hi tin kit?
tle of the Roaa Hud, on Hie week prevlOda to ( unter*.?
(I I Kit? (. r II. ?nui? to flunk tlint the ( lot a t nin.-iit lia?
treated tin- Bloai nailon witii aaparalleled liberality,
wiiit ii thry feava repaid by mill? aluni* tin- hof___r at lie
resri \_tioiiM. limite d ?inly by tin- powai of the ?lidiii.iin K
of their iMiuieji._
WILLIAM J. It h es pa UDOS.
OOa hWINlll.Kll.
|nr Ti.iia.HAiii 10 thk tkiiii n*.|
Ai-RANY, N. Y.. Dlc. lO.-Wiiimii .1. Bee
wa? panlotird on Ktliinlay on the. r? a otiiun inlitioti of
State Prison Inapector (.'lurk, Uvu. A. c. Nevln of the In
venligatiiig CiuiiiiiKhI. anil the iigriii mat wartlrn of
Clinton Pi imtii. They united iu a ?tat? nient to the tint
eruor that the evidence upon which he wa? con? I.Ted
did not ?how guilt conclu?!vcly, and that it wa? almo?!
certain that he wa? unaware of the nature of the foigeil
uote when he uttrrt-d it. (it n. Nrvtn . tat?-? tliat the pris?
oner*? counsel wax ?o ?ure of an .1 ?.? ?i ; i tal that he dlil not
deem It necessary to have the pii?otier put upon tili?
ntan;! to clear away the only suNpieleius poitit ngalu?t
him. Oov. Tiltlen aini Mr. MafeMaa, his private hi- 1 ?
tury, have exiiinilird Hie evldrure, uiitl it n 1 -laltued that
they found these ?tat.inrnts fully (amtlrmeil. K.-e I? con
lieeli-d with rieh ??eoplr tn He-otland, and wAotttt to re?
turn at one ?<? ti that i-oiintry, w hi re lile brother proinlixM
to take care of him.
William J. Kco, who Iihm jitnt Imch ftw?tPWt?
by Oov. Tilden, wa? ?entenced last Iviiriiiiiy to five
year?' Imprisonment. At the DIstrlct-Attoruey'? oltlc?'
nothing further Is knowu of the mat ter than the formul
notice received from tlie pardon clerk at Allutny, ami
Dlbtrit^Attorney Phclps and Jmlgr (ii!iiri?lrrvr, before
whom Kee was tried, went greatly ?urprineil that he
?hoiild have been pardou?:d without I heir ktiowl. dge and
without an examination of the records of the District
Attorney'? office. Kce wa? convicted of forging the ?Ig
n.itiii?' of 1. M. Date? A Co., at No. *'? 1 liroudwuy, to a
check for $''0,000. He had printed letter head? prepared
bf Imitation of t!io?e: us??e| by the llrni, ninl lucloni-d tin
forged elieek In a letter piii*|H?rtlug to come from the firm
vouching for the geuulncues? of the check. Tbe tiefen???
?et up (hat tin? ?igm.tiite la the clietk whs not Is M.
Hate? A Co. but lp M?llales A Cuv. Tln-rr were Jll
more indletmeuia pending against him, nu each of which
he might have lieim tried. Her (nine to this country
from Eiirei|to ?everal tear? ago. lie wa? a meuilicr
of a wealthy and respectable tainily, and inherited a
handsome fortune, which he ?(?uandcred in a short time.
He start? d lu business here a? a " curb?it?ine " broker
and engaged .u a numtM-r of ?windliug e-ntr? pn?t -, 111
one of r? Im h. a lli('-dre??lng 1 waetWmj, b? BHMU a la tg?
sum of money. He lo?t his uioiu-y 111 spe-t nlation, niur
rietl a rich widow, und gallteil aiiotlier fttrtuiie, wlin-h
was sisili ?ipialidercd, ami he then ttlliieel b_ attention
to fnrgei?. On on?' eici'.iMoii he li.nl a icuuiiie check f??r
<?;UK). w Im h lie 1 ii?"(llet .itiHi.iMsi, aii.i by showing il Bad
by hi? pliiusibl' -lanncrs succeed! d in fjatttag money to
a e'.nsldnaii'e inioiiut fioiit dlili it.m imtsoii?. lie alao
dealt in counterfeit boixl? and bogus mortgugef, ami in
gittiat??! -pii.CMI*) In worthless not.? given by He??, an
Ohio iiiKurance man. His ?windliug ?i?era_iiiii? in Hit?
city alone auiouuted to nearly f 1.0041,00 lu a few year?.
Ill? victims are numbered by ?core?, among them being
It rook? llrotliers, Charles Delmoiilc??, nun otbem. The
District Aail?IMP haa n?pie?ted *lov. Tilden to lorward
t?. him a ?Uteuieat of the ground? on whlrD lire wan
p._rduii??d. UU. Wate? A Co. ?aid )??teiday that they
had no knowledge ol UK: _Ta_ttim o? the pardon until it
~M an_vunc?ML
The Senate Committee in Louisiana having in?
vited a statement from each party, have received a
summary ol what each e-p?*cte to prove. The Re?
publicans urge that there was not a free election
hecause of intimidation and violence. The
Democrats chargo fraud in throwing out vote*.
Tho House Committee at New-Orleans took the
testimony of colored Democrats and ex-f?ov. Wick
liffe yesterday. Mr. Nichols, tho Democratic candi?
date for Governor, was serenaded last night and
made a speech. Iu Sooth Carolina the Democratic
n.iuHe has ?Iwted an United States Senator M. C.
Butler, made famous by the Hamburg massacre.
Coli-muia, 8, C, Dec. l.J.-In the Demo?
cratic House t?!<l.iy 7!? Senator? and Rrprritcntafi.c?
were present Thl? 'H-i* a legal quorum of the Joint
assembly, a ballot r. laktn for United States Senator,
which rcHiiUed In th' election of M. 0 Butler by a vote
of ft ..ut of 79. Nothing waa dono by the Rep?blica-?
or the courU IXKlaj d any intercut. All in quiet.
Commiua, Dec. 19.?The House committee
to-day hra-,1 the testimony of Controller-General Dunn
and Keen tary ol state Hayne, eliciting from the ttttttt
the fact that the electoral vote was canvassed hythe
Hliite Mnard of Canvassers, ?nd was made up and counted
from the returns of the county OtWOtttOtO, in? 'hiding tot
counties of Kdgefleld and Lauren?, which were
excluded In tho count for members of the Leg?
islatur**. Mr. Il.i}in'? testimony was unimportant.
The Senate ('umiiilttee are holding secret sessions and
healing tatthmtmy rhl.tly m the intimidation ?if ncrim h.
Tin* Beam committee i? ft Inalghl r.,r Charleston to
inquire Into Ihn Intiinldtitlon of negroes in that ami
i.ilier comities. It is uiidcrtdnod tiiis niuve of the House
Coiiiiiiitiei li to aaaataraet i he action of the Senate Com
In the Supreme Coin t. I'nitiid State? DteUttt AthtVtta
(i.rliln IU.-.I a return to ihe rule fur contempt, th? coiui
also lie.ini Ilivuilleiit in ||,e MM ?f (tu* T!l?lcli lie? tots
a-itliist tin- Baya* cl?, lorn, but, without taking any
mt inn, ailjourued.
Vikmnia, D?c. i;t._The resolutions of sym?
pathy tee?tOsto < .ir??llna, iiitreiluced In tin* Senate a few
day? ?i;;.i l.i Siuit.ir J.ilniiiui *| this city, MM*OW to?
day. S nitor Joll?n..m hi?.ike Ht length 111 Mlpport ol the
tooth***** BiMM-h-likryizmM Um ?fprofcaita
of Vlrgli !? f?.r Smith Ciir?illii?r.? MM In resisting usur?
pation I.y tin |M>aceful |*?M'en? of toe courts aud the
eeato?lmet toe law. Be Matai that it lath*_?*??<
Virginia thus to hi*.ill her Iu her coiiKtlliitimial and
l._al <l?-f? ?i-i- of her right*, and tli.it what a friend ii
In trouble it iHihedtilv of nil ?Ml fiieinb. t?i assist him
with ailvliM', apiu..b:iti.i!i, ,im| sympathy. He ?alii It li
the duty of Virginia I* ?paal imw iu tef*r at law aad
ii'ii-ii allouai nine,inn. ?l?eme u lalaoanafniijrt; ?mr
III..liven 11 II ' t llltfllllolm ?nt lulMI'|?ll?ell'ell; Ml. tlie
raahr*nouawec to tint falMbotia?; oar ?eeehand
? iir .u turns gve tlniii th.* lie. Civil war I? the last re?
sort of tin- |,e?.|il,', ami an upneiil to the peepie of the
Wln.le i.iuiitiy Uth? light, wlKe.aild bC*V* BOUT**. I.uVi
util lit its m ai iln |,lv 1111(11. Uiteil in the hearts ol the Ke
pillillcam? nt the .-.'?nil u? in ?mis ; il lu ?mlv iicc.-v.ary to
iniiiim- it ami |et lln-iu to i?i??l> island the daagat all an
Hi; Wt matt n**s\ .md ?how lli.-m that they are c.'iially
li |" til, un?l tln-y Mill act. He wged an cv.prcs.toii from
? ?.f policy aad principle, relying on
. m institutions und ou tin- love of lllierty in the
whole North ami South ?m Ki-puhlicuus aid licmocrats
alike- t?. aval th?' |m?wilil**?i i and retuul? th* prcaeul
cvlla? "There .. .?-? n>? expressed uppualllwa to tho raeolu
I dm 1. il -" ." - ii.il'.i? ll.lll li? HI lit H II? In lili' wimIi.iii of
III. II iiitioductioli. lili- tils, ilusi?n will be continued to
Uii.l low.
? -m*
PBOOBEHfl OF THE INVKstihatiov*-.
-.is?ii . i?vmm in: in>i mm; nCBH HHUOXI?
noca coMnrmni .1 won tow pabtt km?.*-.
Tai.1. \HA-?*r, I'll., Dec 1!*.?Tho coinmitti *?
ht.ee been Iu session all d?y, the -cuate cotnmiltic slt
ting with ? Imi 'I .l.i.?1?.
The Hi.ii-c 11'liiinitti ?? took th. t??tlmony of tmtttm
1 . Their n.une? appear on the pull lint
of I'lti'liut 'llillti 11, 111 IIiIh eiiltlity, uii.l there were
M.tc- III the |h>! to linlaiii'c the imiiu-n on the lint. Lach
of tl.em -int. ?I that they did led vote ?it I'm nut
Tiblrt? tit. I In re wire 1 l^ht. 1 11 ?llnl'ar witnesses Ix'forc
the c.iiiiiiiltlii* >c.?t?Til.iv. ?ad jette are IXfMtod
lu ni.?un!!. ttttttmtt *l?n.it.?' ('.unity, tlnuuti out
i.?..hi.< th. n- ... 1- m. elett in tin- ...uiitv .luringthe
,1,.,-n ? 1 up, Juice (?r.ihum ti-tiilrd that th*
?i?ik i.?n,'u.-.| lost before th* ?lection, and thai
tin i.o.i nur <l;.t n..t tin the plac* in tun?
for the Danoerat? t?> register; th.it Iba Republican
Cniiti v ComniUalouere called on election, which wat
t. ?'ul ol? In hi liv m i" '.tot-. appointed In tliem ; tli.il no
nan waa allowed to rot* al mud elect?.m without Hr?l
MI111.1 'iiliiii. lu all ?.??th win. h 1..II.1I that In- W*?J
.1 r? (..iiiirlv qualified rotar, ami wu- mi the r.-iii-try
hit of tin- ie?it Infor?'; imtl that ill?' iMpeetor*
ui.i.i? np tiie n t ?m- ?-..I'.-fiiiiv. ami seal than to the
1 juhtj iio.H.l, win. b ? m..1??? .1 Uiem,?Ignedthe .anvas.?,
and forwarded 11 t.- the f-t.u. Board. Judge iii.ihiiui had
tu?- mimnal paper? eonuUnln* the ?Ignatnrr? of tin
?...t?r^. The commiiti ?? will I ave thl* murarog for Live
dak. n licle they v, ill lBTMllg?ll the llainlltoii County
Tu. Hitinine Court |M l'?eli 111 ???H-loti all day. |MI
in. HI III 111.- liiaiiil.iinu- . ?-.' I* -Uli H"**'K ?'"? l"'1 "Ul ,,,?
loiiiiiubil lotnoitow. Tint court w ill hanlly ?I?? lile lic?
i?n llnilwlay. _
111 W*s*aS*VrWA HiMsriK WAVtVt hi.iikd and WIM.
Ni:w-Om i:ans, La., Dae. 10. ? A large
crowd, hca<l?'>! by a band of uiii-ic, Kireniiile.l Met
Nlcholls aud Wilt* at the l Ity Hotel Ht*%*t II tttmotm
toaeall.l.en. Ni.llollK lit nie a ?lioit ?|m?*.Ii, ill which
henal?! tlio-x- ? hattht bttt l-MH M reprehciltutive? of
the |N-iiple would be foiliid fiiithful to their trimti?. that
imv would act with ?twmmt uml ?liHcietlon, k? *tat*t
Kti-odlly In view the honor ami lut emit of the people,
lii 11. Nl. boll? i.'.illiilneil tmt -(..teuiellt mail.- before the
imiiiiiiutliiKcoiiv. nt .?>ii, that he would be Uovcrnu of
tin whole people, and not of a party or race. Iu conclu?
sion, In- .?aid :
In the midst of tlie grave event? now transplrlni? It
would Ik* tueKiiedii'iil and unwise loi me lo llx and define
an exact course to Im- punned '''hi? iiiuoti I niu*t say to
vi.u : Ut every individual ?t-Uwa yield his own ?.pinion
us to the bot mode anil '-.?I tune of nachln. the Mu.I
i.Milt, which we all have equally in view,
to the ?iccisioii or thooa who. ?a?eepltug
imsllltitis of holier an?! trust temlered them
by th. Ir fellOW ell i/.-'iis. ihouM Hi-tly as?iinie
the rc-pon?lbility lltiwlng from these positions. 1 ea.??
ablv, fiiirlv, and legally deeted your Covcrmu by ?i toa
font! ?d ?'.VI r S.IKMJ of the vote? of belli nu'cs III the
Stale, I aiim.iliue lo\oil my tl?c.ldetcruilnullol) to assert
ami maintain tnv rlglit to the poiitlon, and 1 know that
you ru_. ?iiinllv determined I shall do so. I shall M in i
i.?? i todo u iy whole da?/, aad I ?hull expect tho mm
lu.m every cllUe.l of lyOiilslaliu.
These reinarWs w?-re leeclvetl with _re?t applause. Mr.
Wllti. the cnmlidiite for the Lieutenant-(lovemonhlp,
spoke to the nume effect.
Nkw-Oi?i.kans, D.-e. l'.t.-Thc Senate ItlVCMti
K.itii.iM oinuiiitee was .ailed to order at l'-:30 by Senator
Howe, chairman, who stated the coiiiiiiiltce wan not yet
proud. ?1 wiln tht ?I? sired tabl.H of returns. He s?ud the
stateimiii given ihe cleiUsof the Senate Committee by
the Secretary of the Ibtuniiug Boartl wo? defective in
,-ei.rui particular?; B?tdm*A********tm (oU'8 thrown
out in detail, but simply K?ve the aggr.gate number,
w ?NH U won dwlrod to obtain the vote rejected at each
Ihe clerk wa? Instructed to procure the re.piired table?
fr?iin the lM.ar.1, und the ' ""unittec adjourned until
Wcdiiciiday uioruing at 11 o'clock.
The following documeut wa? presented to the commlt
Ue by Hie Republican?:
Tlie Hue of evidence -uhmltted to the Senate eominlt
t?*?* by counsel on IhIiiiII of the K? ?publie MlII W? rharifc
n? tine und pnipoM to prove on behalr of the W*9*>
UeaM tha following fact* :
Pint: That Ihe lute election lu thl? State wa?, at cer?
tain polls titul m certain priem? U and pin isiu-., mail?
null aud void in law by vlob-me and iullinldutloii. rlu?
Wim ocraaioiie?- by and consist?*?! of secret cotisplrnele?,
leairut??, aud armed bna_? of m igands known a? " hiiU
dtiaers,'1 who bave inflicted upou white and color, tl re?
publicans whlpplnir?, ?bootiiiK?. hannlui!)., burnings, mu
tllatlou?, aud ansassiuutloo?', and Iu Miue uisuncea mur?
der and ma*?*?re h*v* beeo perpctr.ted. By ih?*e
mean? a condition of terror ha? been produced ?moue
Republican? Incertain section? of the State, which con?
tinued for a n?Tlo'l of more thai, twelve months prior to
the Statt' clc'tlotl.
Second: 'Flint the Klectlnn law of this State was
eii.icled to meet a similar condition of affairs which hael
occnrre-d la IMS ; tuat the law elecUre? an election held
under such conditions to be null aud void, and tho vote?
pretended to be cast under tbe insecurity, danger, fear.
and terror thus occasioned to he null and
void; that the law v,-?i? the returning offi?
cers of the State with power to- impure luto and
examine tin: fact? where ?neb condition of affair?
is charged, aud to ascertain the truth of ?itch charge?,
aud If prove i, to Acolare the nullity of ?nek ??lection, und
cany into e-fleet such utilllty by rejecting and refusing
to count pretended vote? so made null and void, mid that
this Election law 1? righteous, just, and ueceasary.
Third : That the returning olUeers did so examine and
Inquire ?n-cording to law, and did And that in certain
parishes mid polls the election wa? made mill und void
by the use? above reel ted, and the returning officer?, a?
commanded liy law, did declare thi? nullity, and did re?
ject and refus? to count the pretended v..f?-s thus inasle.
null In the localities thus terrorized by brigands aud
" bulldozer?."
Fourth: That et the recent election from 12,000 to
l'i.ooo Hepuhllcau voters, who were tl?-?irons of voting,
?tii-1 who loaile eaiiit ?t and diligent effort? lo vol.? tbe
Republican ticket, were out In few of their live? and ter?
rified hv these systematic outrage?, ?o that they were
driven from the polls aud prevent??! from voting ; that
from 5,000 to(J.OOO Kepuhltcan voter? were, by tbe same
mean?, forced, against their will aud through fear, to
vote tho Democratic ticket.
Fifth: That tn ?aid election the right of from 1C.0O0 to
?O.OOO colore?! persons to vote waa, by these means, de?
nied and abridged.
Sixth: That tho extent of tbt? denial and abridgment
a? to territory wa? a? follow? : In the whole or In part of
tlie following nitiiM'd parishes, to wit, Kast liat?n Rouge,
Ka?t Fellclutila, We?t Feliciana, OmichitA, Mot-chouse.
liichlaiid, (Iraiit, l.lviiiifstoii, I-'raiikliu, Sabine, Caldwel!,
I.afav.-tte.Cl.illioriie, 1 )?> Koto, Jackson, :;i|i|N'atiTlitoi-lie?.
That the exUut of thi? ilenlal and abrulgim-nt a? to the
n un,tier of voter? I? a? follows: In the foregoing parishes
no les? thau from 16,000 to '?0,000 Vott*t? were prevented
rroiu voting as they ? Islied, or forced to vote contraiy to
their wishes, at ?aid ele.ttlem.
se tenth : Thai thi? denial and abridgment wa? effected
l'.v un au? of a coiiitpiracy to and for that end ; that this
conspiracy had for It? express purixi?. tbe violent ?up
l>i t ?inn nf a number of Republican votes, large enough
to enable the i onspirateir.? to carry the: ?date for the Dem?
ocrats, ami that this conspiracy wascarri-d out by meaus
of armed bodies ot men, known as " bulldozers, and by
night-rUiiiigs, pai roiiiig, whipping?, ?booting?, haugiug?,
Inn nu.p-?, uiuiilalious, assasaluation?, murder?, and mas
sucre? committed by them.
luilith : That the eousplracy aforesaid, and the various
Beta of violence, lawleeaoeae and outrage, done in pursu?
ance and furtherance thereof, were commuted by white
men ? Democrats.
.VuifA .- That the method and purpose thereof wa? to
violently an?l through fear a nil terror suppress, drive
away ami prevent from voting or cin-rcc t?i vote the
D?mocratie ticket, nmab a number of Republican voters
m would taaat. au apparent Democratic luajority In the
Tenth : That a preconcerted plan and conspiracy to
lhaaa aa?? is shown, Int. fcjf taa aaatal Pat ton letter,
known ii? the rout!.but tal circular, slgu>-?l aud issucel by
the chairman nl the State Democrntk (entrai* Com?
mittee", secondly, by the ?election eif tee parishes to lie
eitriieel by billltto/illg, to wit, those of Last Hilton Kollge,
Kast l-Yln-iana, West I'e.kiaiia, Ou.icliiia. Morehoiuo,
Hlcliliiiitl,Grant, Livingston, Franklin, Sabine, t'ahlwell,
Lafayette, ( lailmrtie, De S??to, Jackson, and Natch!
torlirs. Of these, the following, to Wit, Watt llitoli
ltouge, Kast I-Vlielau?, Wept Fein lana, (liiaclilta, aud
Morelioti??', are parish??? bordering opon the States ot
M.??is?jpp| ami Arkansas. Iu these parishes there Is n
Republican vote of HAMM anda K. i tililieau majority of
T,.".TO to a Democratic vote-of 4,;t'_l. In the remaining
eleven of thus? pari?tea, to wit. Kit-bland, (?rant, I.iv
tagatoa. Franklin, Sabine, Caldwell, Lafayette, Clal
liornc, De !?oto, Jackson, and Nateliitoclics, there wa?
lea? i.ratal and more covert, but not le?? effective, sys?
tem of Intimidation, by which a proportion o? the Ke
puliliean vote was suppressed, ?iillieiently large
to romp, mate for the Democratic vole which
would i?: lost in the " buiiiio/.i'i" partofee?
by the operation of the law in nullifying
tie election in said pari-hes ; third, by sudden and sim?
ultaneous out break? ol vlolenee and morder In ifewae
panslie? lie-lore ami near the election; and, fourth, by
the anomalous and unusual conduct of afeita cnlnuiillll
tlee among whom these outrage? occurred a? contrasted
a? that winch obtain? among other civ ill_e?l ceimtnunl
ties where similar ml? occur iu this?they ?ere connived
at and coiii'-aletl, they were secretly cnoOt?UgM. there
wen- ao attempt? to alaoover and nun?h tin crim?nala,
Ibero haa meet no eoadenumtfon of tfeeae acts by the
press, by pultlie inceilng?, or by the clergy, while citizen?
?vim have? rentnred to denounce tins?? outrages have
Itrrii mriiiifil ? lili pioseriptlt.il and iiersi eutloti ami
fin-e silenc d. The la niociatic inaiiagers have pre
tt tided that tie se oiitnige's were not pi-rpe'trated, or,
a li'ir they have lit-eii coiitp. -lied to ?Ck-OWledjn facts,
Ihcy bava fal.?i'!y nttrlliiileel tliem to the iu?g!eet oriiu Hi?
elt iti-y of the loeal oltieeis. nithi.tigh well knowing that
tin??- local ollleeis ?in- rendered powerMM b\ tin- -ame
terroriam whit h rendered tbeee uatragea possible.
F.lccenth: l'liat under our law there are no return? of
election, ami can lie none, except tliosi- maile by the re
turiiing o?'.'.rs, and thai neither eomnilaaawmra <rl alee?
lion not ?utHTvlsor? of registration arc returning officers,
nor have either of theiii authorii) to malie and declare
return -,
lveltlh: That I lie effect of thes:? outrage? and lawless
ama In Intimidating eokand people waa not eoa?aodto
tin- liiiut? of partance in which tiny were perpetrated,
bal (lus elTe.t ?praad to great distances In surrouudlug
.nul in Ighboring par?ala s.
thirteenth: Thal In tn-Parish of Fast Feliciana the
hon tile murder "f Joan (lair, au rx-Reureaeotat-t-ra ?ml
Un n ft? ruant al Arma ot the Houaeef Benyeaantatlvea,
w no waa arreatad at nltrht lu tin? town ut Baton Rouge,
fort? utiles fromhia borne,by a ?herUTapoaaa, apon u
mea? charge, ?eaarod t?v faro? aad torturo from a ?mor
anil (lefetlseli .?? eolorrtl woliillll, of complicity ill the
killing of a man who was not killed, but who is now alive
and well, aad afeo an? forcibly taken from thapooaa
ahllC ou hl? way to ?land his trod by an armet! eoinpauy
of regulators or bulldozer? under tannin.uni of one (apt.
Not w tod, and ti' ?I t" a I roc i?> these regulatora and shot
tei death,waa a ertaae oommtttadhy Democrat? for reasons
growing out of poll! it al anlliiosltica and to achieve no.'.! t
cal ? ml? ; that tue ?ame waa one of the most terrible and
?Instantly ail- of eiillie ever committed in a e iv lll_rd
country; and to this day ail Inveetignttoa into iliiscriiue
.m , Inquiry after its perpetrator? has been conHnnoualy
am! ?ystamatirallj d?eouragud and prevented by the
white community if East Feliciana.
Fourteenth : That in the 1'aripli.i! Ouachiia IfeeMOaM n
atioii of Dr. H. II. Iiiukgravc wa? a political cniiie, roin
iiiittcti for political reaaona bjr a Detnocrat, and was con?
nived at and all investigation into tt ?titled ami frowned
tin-., n o. the Dem?crata of thai pariah.
Fifteenth: Vh.it in the I'.irisu of Bad Kl\ or a brutal
ami (leliiH-rate attempt to a?? csimtte Senator Twit? hell
end a horrible mutilation at his person waa committed
by a hired ?issiisp?u, w illi the coiiui. ..tic?- of i ,e Demo?
crat?, with the secret knowledge oi tno white community
a In re he lived, from political animosities and political
l-'inally. we commend to the attention of your commit?
tee tlie sigmtli'itiit parallel betweeu the condition of
allai!-in ItJttSandtn 1**7(>, and the similar effect upou
the mboequent election?, only reaaarktng tiiat Ihew are
few Democrats now so ha rely as to deny the outrage? of
i-i;-, which have Paaeod lato history, ami those few who
mai deny it only discredit Ifetnr own veracity.
Hi t.ti J. I'AMi-iii.i.i, Chairman of Committee.
The comisel for the Democrat?? submitted the following
statement ot their 8888 to the Senate Committee:
MM : That they received, at the election held In this
State Nov. 7, 1870, a majority of the legal votes over
their opponents, averaging alxuit 8,000 votes.
secmul : That the eleetiou, so far aa the Democratic
Conservative party ama concerned, was fair and pcae.?
altle ami full, ami that said eaudii'ates and said party
_____ every cxerlion aud endeavor to ?ceure a free and a
quiet elc< (ion.
Third : That on the other hand their opponent? and
leaden of the KepabUean puny of thi? r?tate hail fee
?ome time picvtoiis to Ifea election determined ami con?
spired to carry the State by fraud and unfair means, and
with that end m view did pel tonn, naming others, the
loiiowing acta:
Fourth: They did appointa? supervisor? of registra?
tion none but l.cpuhiicaiis, ami few but Hcpubln an?, as
clerks of registration, refusing reiterated demands by
the D?mocratie Conservativo party for representation,
dm? limiting and restricting the opportunities of delect
in-, aad preventing frauds.
hjlh. That they did iu most Instance? send out to
country parishes as su|pf*rvl?oi?4 corrupt aud dishonest
men from this city, whose rewldeiice? were not Iu the
parishes far winch they wrio appointed, and in many
inslatices selected for such suiiei visors uud clrik? em?
ploye? of the United State?.
stiih : That saitl nupeivlsiire. In a nunilicrof parishes
of this State, did throw every t listacle in the way of reg?
istration by Democrat?, amounting Iu many ease? to
denial of i?"'iristratloti, on the other hand alfordiug every
facility t" Republicana, and issuing large number? of
fraudaient registration paisrs to colored Republicans,
iiu.niiiitim. in (he Mate to more than 10,000.
ttmmWti That said supervisors In a uuinlier of cases
refused m their revlpiou of the registration to strike odf
aaaaea of colored Repubtleaa votera clearly proved lo l?e
fiaudiilciit, and that on the day of eleetIon tbe greater
part of ?aid fraudulent registration papers were voted,
Incroaaing tbe l.epublicuu vote of this Htatc fully 7,5O0.
FAijhth : That ?aid siip?'ivisor? were In communication
with campaign and other committees of the Kepuhltcan
party,and receiving lustr?n lions in relation to reglet I a
lion, with inpiiietions to Inflate the Republican voles, ac
oompainrel with promises of reward from tbe Republican
administration If ?uc?'e??ful.
Matt ; Thai the Ke-publicall vol, i s anil Republii'mi
leader? tlltl aelopt mi an? of liitluiidi.tiug 1'eiiioi iatie
vote is by Ihreiits, violence, uiiilue ami eon-upt practice?
e\erei???el toward ?'e.lon-el voleTs, and by wholesale issu?
ance Just previou? to the election of warrant? to the
iiiiinli.ini si-va i.il ihoii.-ainl, without 111?! cause, for the
arrest of w hite rotera, thereby eaualng terror aa_j de
privttiirthe lieiins-ratic Con?ervativc party of u large
number of vote?.
i ?nth : That ?aid Republican leader? aud supervisors
did employ HI tlflcc? to pl"V( ut tm? tasting of the lull
l),-int? lat?' < oiiht-ivatlve vote in ?everul parishes of the
?Jcrenlh : That they did Illegally appoint a large num?
ber of deputy Initial state? marshals in the variou? pa?
rities of this state, at a. large expense to tbe United
stitt.-s tien ci iiui.-nt. aiid a large number of deputy con
?tables, all of whom mu round? d the poll? and intimi?
dated voter?.
Twelfth: They did Illegally expend the money of the
(ioveriiiuint for partisan purposes by commissioning
large number? of deputy United state? marshal? exclu?
sively from the HepubltcHU party, by employing (?ovoru
ment clerk? to write und copy alHuavlt? aud ?liK'umeuta
loi use before tbe Returning Hoard, und other partisan
purposes ; aud by summoning aud paying a cloud of Re?
publican? large sum? aa mileage and per diem aa wlt
iii ??>?? lu-ton* ?aid board
thirteenth : That they did close the courts to all re
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London. Tuesday. Dee. 19.1876.
A dispatch from Berlin to The Pall Mall
Gatette state? that a six or eight week? extension of the
armistice is assured. The plenary sittings of the con
feiencs will not be held uutil after Oirlstma?.
CoKSTAMiKOFia, Tuesday, Dec. 10,1876.
Midhat Pasha ba? been appointed (?rand Vlxier of th?
Turkish empire la placo of Mebcmmed Uuehdl Pasha,
who Is dismissed. The Turkish Government In announc?
ing the fact to >*s embusaadors ?ay?: "Tho policy of
progTt'8?, ti iniiess, and conciliation of tbc Government
r. nia,m the ?ame."
The Vienna correspondent of The Ttmct says Ruaaia de?
sire? that the understanding arrived at In the preliminary
conference should be embodied lu an Identical note to be
presented by each erfbassador to tbc Porte, and that the
Porte should be Invited to negotiate on the point? men?
tioned in the note. The object of thl? proceodiug la to
make Turkey, If she 1? obstinate, place herself In opposi?
tion to the will of united Europe. The course pro?
posed will probablyl be adopted with some modifica?
LoNiion, WfdnoMlay, Dec 20, 1876.
TA? Standard's dispatch from Belgrado ?ay? _ex_
Nikifiix*. who I? expected to arrive today, bring? a
million rabie? (f73O,0OO) contributed by the Russian
Government for the reorganization of the Herv?an troop*.
Tho Kusslau Oonsul-Oeueial haa otUcully informed M.
Rlstics that all Russian officers rem.?miiiif lu Servia are
to be considered a? f?iriniiig part of the Russian army.
aud arc to receive the full war nay usual in the Russian
service. Servian ofliee.ni of the reserve have received
order? to start for the frontier immediately.
Pari?, Tuesday, Dec. 19,1876.
Uiiited State? Minister Woshbarne has pre?
sented President Grant's upolonies to the Duke Decaxe?,
Minister of Foreign Affaire, for the arrest at Philadelphia
of (,'apt. Aufrye, naval attache of the French Lcgatlou at
Washington, and Delegate French Columi.-slouer ?to the
(?nt? unial I'Ahtbitioii at Philadelphia, ?t the instance o?
one of the Exhibition policemen.
Paius, Tuesday, ?Dec. 10,1876.
The Si?cle, Minister Siinoii'a organ, states
that the Uovcrtiment contemplates making change*
among the prefects. The R?publique fran?aise, Gam
t/Cttu's organ, continues to atine? M. biniou.
Toronto, Dec. 19.?W. C. B. Barber, asuist*
ant accountant of the Bank of Montreal, in thl? city,
was arrested this afternoon, charged with appropriating
a quantity of debentures held a? collaler.il by the bank.
Mr. Crumble, solicitor to the bank, took Hartoer to Mon?
treal last Saturday night, and he there coufesaed to a
scries of eiuls'/./lenicnts, amounting, it is said, to up?
ward of $100,000, which he u*e?l principiilly in stock
s|?ecalatloiis. Harder will aplicar at Ue police court to?
morrow mom lug.
A UM OF $150,000, Wim THE hid: mu KAOIXO
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Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 10?8:.'K) p. in.?Another
lire has just broken out on the corner of M ark ham
ami S:ieriuai!-stn. adjoining the Miller & l'enzcl
block, which threaten* to destroy the eastern por?
tion of the city.
8:4"i p. m.?There is no water on the Hro, although
the Fire Department is on baud, and the street* ?aro
thronged with iioople. It is reported that there is
consult 'ruble powder in the building, and olhcers are
keepiuir cttizeim from its immediate vicinity. The
utmost excitement prevails. At present the flames
?ire confined to the extensive house of Jones, Mc?
Dowell it Co., cotton factors and cuinmisaiou mer?
chant?, in tho Miller ?k IViizel block, ?i three-story
brick building.
8:50 p. in.?The City Council, which wa? in session
wlieti the alarm .sounded, ha?) just adjourned. Tho
Pat. Clcburue steam-ingine is 'umring two stream*
in the front door of Jones, McDowell & Co.'s store,
a.ul liiere is a possibility that the flames will be sub?
dued. The new Selby steamer, purchased by th*
citizens of Hot Springs ami brought here for trial, i*
taking water at the ?tinier of Cumberland and
Se? i m. 1-st*. Should tin* building burn the loss can?
not fall short of if* 150,000. The Fire Department
is doing noble work, ami if the water holds oat a
portion of tho building may bo saved. The report
of auv considerable quantity of powder in the build?
ing is denied, and every inch of available ground is
oc? opted by the workers.
At i):10 o'clock tho flames burst from the rear of
the building, and it is now evident the block is
iloo-ncd. Tho cause of ?the tire is as yet unknown.
About 1100 men are engaged in removing the groce?
ries within reach iu the store of Miller ?fc ReuzeL
The goods on the other side are mostly composed of
machinery and heavy goods. The work of raring
the neighboring building is under way. The powder
was removed at the beginning of the tire, yet hun?
dreds of people refuse to venture near the scent*.
9:30 p. ni.?The water iu the cisterns has given
out and the steamers have gono to tho river for
water. Ouo steamer is disabled und is not at tho
water. The fire is now iu the second story, and
there is no water on it at present. The building will
be thoroughly guttetl, and tho loss, it is estimated,
will be from $70,000 to ?'80,000.
Both firms are partially iusnred. During th?
timo the engines were moving from the cisterns to
the river the tire gained headway which it seem*
impossible to check. The buildings occupied by th*
following linns will bo mined, and it is probable
the nearest ones will bo crushed by falling
walls: Harrison Reed, burlier; Kaufman, toy*
and bakery; Popp, butcher, and S. L. Volmer ?Se
Co., dry goods ; the last named is insured.
The neighborhood knowu as " Fighting Al?
ley," comprising about 25 wooden buildings,
occupied as saloons, etc., on the Leve*
and Water-st,, is ultuost sure to disappear before
the llames. John Chambers, a railroad employ.,
was dangerously injured by au ax dropped from a
bouse. Many thieves are being am-sted.
10:15.?The fire has been raging two hours and the
walls of the block are falling ; thus disappear tho
largest wholesale houses in Arkansas. The loss can?
not fall short of .$150,000. There is no telling
w here the -flames will bo arrested. The heat ha*
driven the firemen from the surrounding buildings.
'? Jack'' Curtis was severely injured by a ?box of
merchandise tailing upon him.
10::i5.?Three brick buildings on the we* tbetween
Millcr Ol Penzel's block, and a two-story brick occu?
pied by Volmer as a dry goods house and K. Khrman,
liquors, have been razed, and the flames are now
lapping over and grasping adjoining building*.
The steamers aro playing on tho large
wooden building on tho east, endeavoring
to prevent tho spread of the flames iu that direction.
The general offices of the Little Rock and Fort
?Smith Railroad are in danger. The building in
which they are situated is an elegant two aud a half
story brick, owned by Jones McDowell. The Miller
d? I'cn/.el block contained the lodge room ol all
the Masonic bodies of the city, and also
the ofllce of L. E. Barber, Secretary of
the Grand Lodge. The room* were elegantly
iiirnishcd ; all the lodge's papers, regalia, furniture,
Ac, were destroyed. The rear w^l of the block,
when it fall?, will crush several wooden building?,
which there wa* uo time to raie.
11:30.? The fire is now under control aud con?
fined to the one block, although the building* In tb*
vicinity are ?badly damaged by ?both Are and wator.
The delay iu moving the engine* from the cistern?
to the river gave the tire destxtwliveheadway, which
could not be chovklL

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