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.stablished AUGUST 24, 185-2. ' ^HEELING, WEST VA. TUESDAY MOKNINO.Fkhbtt a ry ,a ?m vnt?..? ^ , ?
Tlic Orr??n <uw.
It is not unlikely (hat the Senate Com
uiittce on lVlvilegea ami Klcctions
charged with the investigation of tin
electoral vote in Oregon, will mi limit iti
report today or to-morrow. The repor
ia Haiti lu he voluminous ami a completi
answer lo every position takeu by (lov
ernor (irover defending his action in tin
preiuinw. After a review of the case it
very detail, showing Watt*' p&rticipa
tion in (he action of the ElectorftT Col
lege of that State, the rejiort condensei
the entire matter into a nut shell, In
summing up with the following proponi
First?Conceding that Wattn waa in
eligible, the Governor of the State hat
no jurisdiction to discriminate, and nl
hin action in the premises was void.
Second?That the question of Watt#
ineligibility waa never rained Iniforeany
Irilnlnnl lt?. ,15,1 lot.. I.ij y??.t it. ?!..
College on the ground that he wan made
nu elector by the vote* of 'be people, bill
in consequence ol hi* election by n inn
jority of the College, and therefore hit
vote can not be questioned.
Third?Under the lawn of Oregon the
Electoro present on the day of the meet
ing of the College can till all vacancies
occaaiotu-d bv death, refusal to act, neglect
to attend, or otherwise. Therefore,
admitting for argument,but not aa a fact,
that the election by the people wan void
tho College has authority to till a va
Fourth--The Governor^ certificate 01
it* face ahoWM that two Kepublican Elec
torn were elected. Thene were a majority
of the College, apd the only one* conteui
plated by law to till a vacancy, and theii
record of the proceedings of the Collegt
ii the only one admissible, and it bIiowi
that Cronin did not attend the meeting 01
participate in itfl proceedings; that bene
himaelf up art the Electoral College o
Oregon, and proceeded to till the otliei
two placet* willionta rtbadowof authority
in the law governing the case.
Tho llomcstciul l.uw.
Aa thirt law now atanda upon om
ntiilute bookri, by the act of Deceiultei
UOtli, 1873, no peraon in thirt State cai
claim the exemption of hi* hotneateai
from forced Hale unleaa hi." intention t<
net up Htich n claim ia on record, tlx
name ub a mortgage on hit* property.
The bill reported by the Judiciary
Committee to the present House of Dele
galea proponed to do away with tliii
record, and to allow a man to net up hi.'
claim to a thousand dollars exemptioi
whenever his properly becomes liahl? t<
forced sale.
The hill was amended ycnterday in i
way to practically leave the law a a it
now aland** and in this shape it passei
to its engrossment. We understand tha
an efl'ort will In? made to-day to recon
Hider the vote by which the amended hil
was ordered to it* engrossment, with :
view to putting it through just an it cam
from the Judiciary Committee.
We do hot look upon the hill a* re
ported from the committee as particu
larly objectionable. It atrikea a blow ai
the present credit system that we ar(
rather willing to nee administered, am
makes personal character more and imm
the basis of credit. A law that exeuipU
$1,000 of real estate and $200 of persona
property, puts every man iu moderate
circumstances on his character whet
he asks for credit. His creditoi
knows that he can not collec
I.is debt by law and therefore he is verj
circumspect about granting a credit
Much circumspection is for the good o
creditor and debtor, anil indirectly bene
tits society in the long run. It puts busi
ness into narrower and more legitimati
channels. We are therefore inclined U
look with favor on the original bill.
AcIn^iI (lie legislature thus frii
An Act uiakingfan appropriation fo
the support of the State Normal Schoo
ami its branches for the school year end
in* in 1877,and lor the schoo) year end
jj ing in 1378, and providing the iiianne
ui which the same shall be paid.
An Act authorizing the County Cour
of Brooke county, and the Hoard of Com
missioners of Ohio county, to disposo o
the stock in the Pittsburgh, Wheeling ?!
Kentucky Kail road Company, and th
r debts, liens and claim* against said com
i pany and its properly held by said coun
lies respectively.
An Act authorizing private corpora
lions to purchase the stock or securitie
of railroad companies, and to guarante
their doliU urn! In ...??
-V (.uruunner i
All Act authorizing corporation* to in
stie cither registered or coupon bond?
and to exchange the one (or the other.
An Act authorizing the Governor t
procure the necessary furniture, carpet
and matting for the legislative hall*
otlices, committee rooms and executive o
tices, and appropriating money to pay fu
the game.
An Act changing the times for holdin
the circuit courts iu the Ninth Judicit
An Act changing the lime of holdin
the county courts in the counties of Pu
nam, Wayne, Lincoln, Cabell, Fayette an
i Ualeigh.
An Act concerning tho election an
qualification of county and district oil
ci-ri elected at tliu last general election.
'I'll? TuMrarawuN Vallt'j Ituilroui
It ii? important that the bunine?n me
of this city aud Bridgeport who feel a
interest in the completion of this roa
%v > Uricbsville to the Ohio river s
litis point, should bear in mind the ad
journtd meeting at tho Grant House o
Thursday night. The special point to lies
in mind is the fact that 'kli.?170,000 c
stock and the free right of way, alreatf
subscribed along the line, will expire o
he first of July, and in that event tlier
it no telling when, if ever, the projee
can be revived. Now is the time them
fore to do whatever we are willing todc
It in very desi rable that all who leel
practical interest in ihe enterprise shouli
be on hand.
I Lkuialativk Norm ? Mr. WilaonV
resolution, (or the better ventilation ol
rninca mid protection of miner*, nlioultl
receive immediate attention.
Mr. Riley aaid, yesterday, that all
. bond-holder* and inoney-ahavera in tb?
county aided with Mr. Karneaworth on
' the Homestead law.
9 Wiu, E. Arnold, Esq., of Lewi* county,
i wan in Ida neat yesterday after n prol
traded illneaa.
t The ilouieatead hill occanioncd con;
*iderable diacuaaion in the ftouae y eater
a The Legislature liu* only psaaed eight
, bill* thus far.
Npeaker Gibson took part in the llomeatead
law diacuaaion yeaterday. H?
wanta to l?e speaker in reality aa well as
i in name.
The Legislature will adjourn at noon
to-day, in order to attend the MardiGrae
' cereuioniea in front of the Capitol build*
Hex Carnival'* communication to the
j llouae waa read by the Clerk yeaterday,
The Centennial Commlsaiouera ex'
landed $10,700 of the $20,000 appropriated
by the .State.
The Special Penitentiary Investigating
Committee will leave for Monndsville
The heating apparatna in the Senate
> chamber bur*ted yeaterday.
The engroH*ing clerk* were supplied
with plenty of work yesterday.
Mr. Ileum'* motion to take a recean
uiuii i 'j o ciock mm evening wan lost by
a vote of aycH -G.noes 20.
! Tht' legislature ban but ten working
days to lininla their work.
1 i .v ) ourt Flwd on lij ii Mob.
Nt.w Vouk, February 12.?A North
Citroliua spee'tal says : While the U. 8,
Commissioner, Cajit. W. C?. I!. Morriss,
, was engaged ill the trial of Walker New.
man lor alleged violation of the revenue
laws, with Deputy Marshal* 1 tarkins aiul
Merrill in attendance, the Court wat
1 startled hy the noma! of tire arnw and in
- a few ininuteH the house was surrounded
hy armed men who began un indiscrini'
inate firing into the room. The Commit'
sioner anil C'apt. Merrill lied, hut Capt,
Marking drew his revolver and fired upon
? hid assailants wounding one man named
< Fisher and in turn win shot down am!
would have been killed hut for Newman
and (ieo. Rhodes. Fisher was brought to
1 Uendersonville jail. His brothers made
i an attack later upon the jail hut were put
i to flight, with the lo*s ot Wash. Fisher,
inortully wounded.
IviCM'iiliou ot tVillium (.IVI'II ul
l'irrsiiUJUiii, February 112.?William
r Green, convicted of the murder of hi.-<
r half-brother, Samuel Marshall, wan hung
i in thin city at noou to-day. The crime
I was committed at ManBfleld on September
4, 187"). The execution took place in
' the jail yard, and about one hundred per'
sons were admitted. At 12 o'clock the
doomed man was taken from his cell and
r led to the scaflbld by the sheriff and hia
deputies. On the sen ll'o Id he npoke a
few words, exhorting those present to
1 nut their trust in (Sod, as he had done*
. lie thanked the jail warden and his spir,
itual advisers lor their kindness, and
said he hoped to meet them all in heaven.
i iic ijum iiuhiih v'lirisi is waning re*
ceive my soul, anil my heart is lixed on
i Him. Jtev. Derinett ottered a prayer,
the drop fell, at 12:05.
' I'lookiiiK to tli?* Carnival.
1 Memphis, February 12.?The number
of vinitorH already here is unparalleled
I in the history of thin city. All the lend
x ing illustrated papers have representatives
here and a number of prominent
'' morning papers,
up IN a balloon.
Considerable apprehension is felt lor
- the safely of Professor King, of 1'hiladelL
phia, who made nn ascension in a balloon
from this city at five o'clock thin niter'
noon. When la.-t seen the balloon was
' going in the direction of Little Hock.
> over the Arkansas bottom, and he Will
, be force*] to stuy up all night, as the
I night io dark and the wind high.
and Sun key Wanted lu
, (iuciunati.
r _ Cincinnati, February 12.?At a meeting
of the Evanglical Ministerial Associa
tion to-day a total attendance of nearly
' 17,000 was reported at the the revival
. meetings during the past.month, and the
f general committee was urged to exercise
diligence in securing the presence ot
Messrs. Moody and Sankey for a aeriea ol
' meeting* next full.
e a chanuk.
1 Mr. A. G. Corie, formerly of the Grand
Hotel, ha* purchased Jaseyl's interest in
the Unmet House. The new firm is tob?
r known as Dunkle, Carter & Cor re.
r .Mexican Allairs.
1 New York, Feb. It!.?Leredo deTeja*
.1- :
. uia uiviiumcn MIC 1 Ulllicumil' HUIXCIW Ul
the Mexican rebels to a division among
the defenders of the constitution, and on
r account of the i>oMlion assumed by the
President of the SupremeJCourt, Iglesias,
l an acting Vice President of the Republic
The ex-President has no doubt that the
" constitutional government would be re'
stored by the weight of influence of thinki:
ing men, who are all iu favor of constitutional
Weather 1 mlmitloiis.
WisniMoroN, I>. t'., hVliru?ry 11?t *. n.J
I UOlUlltUTUtt.
14 For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley,
i continued northeast winds veering tc
u the east,cooler followed by warmer partly
cloudy weather and rising barometer,
Kor the Lower Lakes cooler followed
by warmer clear weather, rising baronv
', eter. except possibly falling at western
stations. _
0 Soul hern I'ucille ltiiilroutl.
* Washington, D.c. February 12.?The
i, Interior Department has received certili
f. eaten of the completion of the 50 mile
r section of the Southern Pacific railroad
in California, on the Juma division, and
two sections of 20 miles on the Fulare
g division. The Commissioners report that
il the road is proj-ro?wing eastward, aud the
track will probably cross the Colorado
river at Fort Juma into Arizona by the
l? middle of March.
j Washington .Houuiiicitf.
Washington, February 12.?The en.
gineers examining the stability of tlic
foundation of the Washington Monument
will suggest the tearing down of the preseut
structure and the removal ot the
stono to the circle at Massachusetts aveI
nue and 14th streets, for the base of a
h granite shaft of imposing height and den
d Su.speiiMioii ot Whisky Firm*.
it Louisville, February 12.?The large
_ whisky lirma of T, Watson and W. 11
Walker Ji Co. hove suspended, Watson'f
n liabilities are $90,000, with assets ol
r $70,000. Walker & Co. h financial condiif
tion is not known. The trouble of the
last named firm was brought on by the
failure of Watson and others. They hope
n soon to resume.
* Applied lor ? Receiver.
j. wtlkesdarre, Pa.,February 12.?The
announcement here at headquarters that
' the Lelitsh and Wilkesbarre Coal ComII
pany had applied for a receiver was not
i entirely unexpected. It is thought that
the mines will be worked as usual.
The House Democrats Squirm on
the Electoril Decision.
An Attempt to Remand the Case for
Further Report.
Florida Counted for Hayea and
Objections Filed to the Louisiana
The Electoral Commission Gone lo
Work on the Case.
Why an Illinois Elector Was Not
Objected To
Washington, February 12.
Session was reniiuu.il at 10 o'clock tlnn
morning. .
Mr. McCrary rose to open the discussion
upon the objection to the decision of
the Electoral Commission.
Mr. Clymer rained the point that there
wan no quorum present.
It was then agreed that the debate
hIioiiUI not begin until hulf past 10. At
that hour Mr. Field ottered the following:
Ordered, That the counting of the electoral
vote from Floridashall not proceed
in conformity with the decision of the
Electoral Commission, but that the votes
of Call, Young, Helton and Mullock be
counted at* the votes from the State of
Florida for President aud Vice President
of the United States
Mr. Male moved an amendment, ordering
that the counting of the electoral
vote from the State of Florida shall proceed
in conformity with the decision of
the Electoral Commission.
Mr. Knott ottered an a substitute an
: order reciting the language of the electoral
act, that the Commission might inquire
into such petitions, depositions and
other papers as*shall, by the Constitution
and now existing law, he competent,
reciting also the fact that in the
Florida case the Commission had decided
and determined that no evidence
would be received or considered which
had not been submitted before the two
Houses in joint oonvention by the
President of the Senate. The certificate
of no one of the Hayes electors
contained no evidence whatever, while
certificates numbers U and 3, Tilden electors,
did contain evidence fully and specifically
showing that the latter had been
duly elected and appointed us electors
and therefore ordering that the decision
of the Commission, aud the grounds
thereof be remanded and recommitted to
the Commission, with the request that
the same be so corrected or explained and
that the Commission be further request:
ed. to furnish in detail, the true reasons
of its decision ho that the Hotice may In?
enlightened as to the course that it ought
to pursue in tho (Uncharge of it* untie*.
and that in the meantime the vote
of Hayes' electors be not counted.
Mr. lfale made the point of order that
under the Electoral Commission law it
was the imperative duty of the Home,or
one of the two houses, todebatethe vote
on the main question, which wan whether
the votert should be counted in conformity
with their decision, and that nothing
in the shape of delay, in whatever form
presented, could now arrest the wheels of
ita decision.
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, added to Mr.
Hale's point of order that thin lloune
refer nothing to the Commission that
would require at last concurrent action.
Mr. Wood (of New York) declared
that any intimation of a desire on the
part of the Democratic side of the House
to interpose any factional opjKJsition to
any decision of the Electoral Commission
was entirely unsupported by anything
that had taken place,
i Mr. Hale?Has anything been said this
> morning to indicate any charge of that
Mr. Wood?The gentleman has just
spoken of delay, and has intimated that
. there is an intentional disposition on the
part of the House lo delay actiou. I can
1 assure the gentleman that there is no
| such intention. While we are readv in
, good faith to carry out, in all respects,
the Electoral Commission law and the
| result that may be reached in pursuance
i of it, Htill at tho same time we demand
the right of a free expression of opinion.
Mr. Knott contented the point of order
, and thought that there wax nothing in
the law which prevented the House with
the concurrence of the Senate from remanding
back to the Electoral Communion,
for their further consideration,
the decision which it had made in the
Florida case, in order that it might have
an opportunity toexplain the glaring in,
consistencies which existed in that de>
Mr. Hanks said that under the pro.
visions of the electoral act, the House
I was compelled to give an affirmative or
negative vote upon each decision of the
i Commission. It would not be respectful
to the Commission to remand the decision
to it.
The Speaker overruled the point of
1 order made by Mr. Hale, but sustained
that made by Mr. Wilson, holding that
s there was nothing in the Electoral Commission
law that authorized the recommittal
of the question back to the comi
mission, and also ruling that it was not
competent for one house to refer a bill
i or any other matter to an outxide commission.
The substitute ode red by Mr.
Knott wan therefore not in order.
The House thereupon proceeded to the
discussion of the objections to the decision
of the Electoral Commission.
Mr. McCrnry addressed the Mouse in
1 support of the report of the commission,
lie held that the ruling of the commission
was abundantly supported by the
> most cogent reasons, and that to have
ruled otherwise would have been to assert
jurisdiction to inquire into and
overturn the action of all the States in
the appointment of electtfs, and to
institute proceedings in the nature
of an action of quo "warranto,
1 to try the title of every one of the per*
sons appointed as such. The bill of 1S00
' drafted; reported and advocated by John
E Marshall, afterwards Chief Justice of the
' United States, embodied the views of that
' great constitutional lawyer unon this
! question. After providing for this grand
commission it defined their jurisdiction
in theso words, "and persons thus chosen
shall form the joint commission, and
shall have power to examine into all disputes
relative to the election of President
and Vice President of the United Slates,
other than such as might relate to the number of
votes by u hich electors may have been appointed.
I If a judgment in an inferior court in
Florida rendered on the 27th of January
in an action of quo warranto could annul'
the vote of that State cut on the Oth of
December, it followed that a similar
judgment in any or all of the other State*
might I* certified to the President of the
Senate and must go before the court.
He wanted to know if by an ex post facto
judgment in ono State one jiartv should
secure an advantage, why by a" similar
movement in another State a correspond*
ing advantage might not be made for an*
other party, and claimed an the result of
such a policy that instead of counting
the' votes under the Constitution anfl law
at the time prescribed, it would become
necessary to count the judgments in quo
warranto rendered in the various States,
and enter into an inquiry as to the
regularity or conclusiveness of these
judicial proceedings. There must be
authority somewhere and at some
time to decide who were duly apI
pointed electors, and the only safe, or
sound, or constant rule that could be
found was that adopted by^ the Commission,
to-wit: That the decision made by
the proper State authorities prior to the
time fixed bv the Constitution and law fur
electinq u I\erident and Vicc President of !
the iJniled States wan tiual and not sub*
ject to be net aside by Congress. The
power of Congress was to count and not
to reject duly certified votes of States.
Mr. Tucker followed on the opposite
aide, lie said the member* of the Commission
had taken an oath to render judgment
according to the Constitution and
law. The Commission in passing on the
eligibility of Humphrey's had declined to
pass on the question of the validity
of the vote of an incompetent
elector. Did tue Commission mean to
decide tb:it the ineligibility ol an elector
wit* to have no effect on the validity of
his vote; if the State aflirnied the ineligible
elector, was he, notwithstanding, to
be declared by the commission, and by
the two houses, to be a competent elector 1
and his vote to be a valid volt?? If so,
then the act of the Canvassing Doard of ,
that State was valid and the Constitution
quod hoc was void in regard to the main
question. The decision of the commission
was to the effect that the onlv voice |
permitted to speak for a State in the mat
tt'f ul the Presidential election wm the
voice of a Canvassing Hoard, and of an
Executive, ami the voice of the Judiciary '
ami of the Legislature must be IiuhIiciI
intoHilence. lie contended that all organism
of a State must speak its voice.
Mr. Hanks spoke in favorof the reportjaml
Messrs.Springer and Ilnrd In opposiion.
Mr.Carr said: I have no hesitancy
in saying that my convictions arethat under
palpable facta behind the Governor's
certificate, the vote of the State of
Florida should have been returned for
Tildeu and Hendricks, but sir, at the
same time, I hold that the Democratic
majority of this House has no right
to complain that this Commission lias
rendered a parti/an decision in reporting
the four electoral votes of Florida for
Haven and Wheeler. I arise to remind
you, the Democratic majority, that
in common decency your votes
on this occasion have stopped
you from indulging in even one
word of criticism against the decision
of that tribunal. Sirs, it is your own
oll'sprim*; you brought it into being; you
gave it life and power, ami you alone are
responsible for the result. It is no excuse
for you to assert that you did not
anticipate such a result; that you expected
higher and better things. No airs.
The wrong is great and burning, but the
outrage Ties at your hands and your
hands alone, nor will the people be slow
in ascertaining the true source of their
defeat. It may subserve your purpose
for a brief time to attempt to shield yourselves
under cover of hollow and useless
denunciations of your tribunal,
but when mad populace shall have vented
unmerited anger upon this Tribunal
for-a brief hour, it will seek the true objects
of its just indignation, and the
blaine will at last be where it belongs.
Here then in the name of the Democracy
of the whole country I absolve that
Commission from all charges and in the
name of same great power, 1 denounce
the majority of this house as !>eiiig responsible
for the wrong and recreant, ignorantly
or corruptly recreant to thecouli
deuce which has been reposed in them
and faithless to the trusts confided to
them. [Apjdause.j
Mr. Welkin, of Virginia, said he was
one of the Democrats who had supported
uio electoral bill in good Jaitli and lie
would Bay to the gentleman from Indiana
(Carr) that it would take more than him
and the few Democrat* who voted with
him against that measure to read the majority
of the House out of the Democratic
Mr. Field said that the decision of this
tribunal an it had l>cen made, was entitled
to no respect. It is an unfounded In
morals as it is unsound in law and injurious
and pernicious in its consequences.
The spectacle of successful villainy is
corrupting in proportion to the extent of
the theatre on which it is enacted and to
the prize which it wins. The Presidency
of the United States has never yet been
won by fraud. If it is .won now the example
will be more injurious to our good
name and more corrupting to our people
than all the peculations and frauds of all
our histoiy.
Debate closed at 11:."?0 aul the House
proceeded to vote.
Mr. Hale's amendment was rejected, 97
to 157, and Mr. Field's resolution adopted
It was then ordered that the Clerk inform
the Senate of the action of the
House, and also, that the House is ready
to meet the Senate in the hall of the
House. At 2:2.r> the Senators arrived
and took their place. The presiding
ollicer rose and said, the joint meet
ingot Congress resumes it* session. The
two 1 loupen seiiaratelv, have considered *
and determined the objection* submitted ,
l?y the members of the House to the decision
of the Commission, on the ccrtiO- t
en ten Irotu I he State of Florida. The \
Clerk of the Senate will now read the i
decision of the Senate.
The decision of the Senate having been *
read by the clerk and that of the lloune ,
by it* clerk, the presiding oilicer said, the .
two houses non concurring iu ordering i
otherwise, the decision of the Commission
will stanu unreversed. The counting will
now proceed in conformity with the decision
of the Commission. The teller* will t
announce the vote of Florida. The State t
of Florida has given four votes for li. 15. t
Hayes, of Ohio, as President, and four a
votes for Wra. A. Wheeler, of New York l
as Vice President. ?
The Vice President then opened the 1
certificate from the State of Georgia, and t
handed it to the teller*. It was read by i
Representative Cook, of Georgia. Tlie 1
presiding officer asked whether there t
was any objection to the vote of Georgia. I
None being made, he nnawmoed.that the c
vote would be counted, *ad .directed the I
teller* to declare if. Mr.'Oook then de- i
claretl that the State of (ieotoUllid given t
1} vote* for Samuel J. Tiluen, of New J:
York, a* President, and 11- vote* for
Thomas A. Hendricks, of Indiana, as Vice t
President. ' t
Next followed in succession the State j
of Illinois, with 21 vote* for Hayes and t
Wheeler; Indiana, with 15 votes "for Til- j
den and Hendricks; Iowa, with 11 vote* t
for Hayes and Wheeler: Kansas, with 5 t
votes for llaye* and Wheeler, and Ken- j
tucky, with 12 votes for Tilden and Hendricks.
Then catne a certiticate from the State
of Louisiana showing 8 vote* for Hayes v
and Wheeeler, the presiding oilicer stating
that the certiBcate had wen received
by mail and that no corresponding one r
had been received by messenger. The r
messenger appointed for that purpose
was Thos. C. Anderson, one of the lteturning
Board. Thin was authenticated bv
Kellogg, an Governor. lie being himself
one of the electors, The certificate having
been read the presiding offioer handed
to the telleri another certificate from the
same State, with a corresponding one received
by mail,showing 8 votes for Tilden
and Hendricks. This was authenticated
by McKnerv as Governor of the State.
Still a third certificate was opened and i
rear! corresponding with the one having
been received by mail, with 8 votes for
Hayei and Wheeler, authenticated by the
Secretary of State.
The presiding officer opened and pre- '
sented another certificate received by
No corresponding one having been re*
ceived by the messenger, Mr. Stone, of
Missouri, one of the tellers, proceded to 1
read it, but it won obvious from the (irst
sentence that it was a burlesque. It commenced
by certifying that .John Smith
had been electcd from the 1st district, i
John Smith No. 1 from the 2d, John
Smith No. 'J from the 3d, John Smith
No. 3 from the -1th, John Smith No. 4
from the 5th, John Smith No. 5 from the
(Hh and John Smith A and John Smith B
electors at large.
When the reading had proceeded thus
far Senator Sargeant rose and said that
it was obvious.that the certificate was
not bonafide.
The Presiding OQicer said it was his
iluty to submit all palters received by
him. He asked whether the paper should
be suppressed. [Voices?"No ! no read
it H 1 he reading was proceeded with to
the great amusement of the audience. It
followed (lie inmal formalities, showing
that John Smith had only Wn chosen
as chairmru ami John Smith B as Ser
Keant-at-arms, and that John Smith No.
I and John Smith A were appointed tellers;
that 7 votes had been cast for Peter
Cooper, of New York, and Sam Carey, of
At this stage of the reading Senator
McDonald suggested that the two houses
should not be compelled to listen to the
The presiding officer directed the ad- t
ilress on the envelope to be read. It
read : "To the Vice President of the
United States, Washington. Vote of the
Electoral College of the State of Louisiana
for President and Vice President,
1870." He then directed the teller to
proceed villi the reading.
After a few sentences more had been
read Mr. Hoar inquired whether the
Chair held that it wax not in order to
dispense with the further reading of the
The presiding otlicer said he asked
inanimous consent, but objection had
been wade.
Mr. Hoar replied that any person objecting
should rise in his place and do so.
Mr. Mills, rising?As this is a burlesque
act 1 object.
The reading was then proceeded with:o,its
fclosc?it purporting to he signed
>y John Smith, bull-dozer, CJoYernor of
Louisiana, ami winding up with the
notto, "Such is life in Louisiana." Sublequently
the President directed the paper
to be omitted from the proceedings of
:he Joint Convention.
Senator McDonald submitted an objecion
to the Hayes and Wheeler certili;ates.
The objection was based on the
ground that the Hayes electors had not
)ecn duly elected; that their election liacj
jeen certified by William P. Kellogg,
irlio claimed to be, but in fact was not
Governor of the State of Louisiana, and ,
>ecause the Kcturninj* Board of said
State was without jurisdiction, for the
eason that the laws of Louisiana conerred
no power on the .Returning Buard
,o canvass or compute votes since it was ,
lonstituted of but four out oI the
ive persons required by law; since
hose four were of the same political
>arty and since there was a vacancy in
laid Board which the four member* had 3
refused to fill, because the four members
>f the Returning Board had full knowl:dge
that the true compilation of Uie votes
ivould have shown that the Tildeu elect- ?
ors tiau been duly elected; because said 1
Hoard had'offered for money, to sell the 11
rote of Louisiana, and because A. 13. Le- 11
rissee anil 0. A. Brewsters, of the Kepub- J
ican Electors, had held ofliocH of trust I
inder the government of the United I:
itates at the time of their appointments 1
is electors. F
The objections areYigned,by McDonald, ('
Jtevenson,SaulsLurv and Bogy, .Senators; 1
Fenks, Gitaon, Tucker, Levy, Ellis and 8
Morrison, members oi the House of Rep- 1
eaentatives. . 1
Mr. Gibson also, sent up objections, to v
lie Hayes and Wheeler certificates he- 1
;ause. t
1. That the Government of Louisiana a
van not Republican in form.
2. No canvass was made on which the c
:ertiticates of the election were issued, 0
25. Any alleged canvass of the votes. 1
van an act of usurpation, fraudulent ami "
roid. ' . . *
4. Some of the electors were ineligible ?
>y the laws of Louisiana, were disqnali* '
led from being electors as holding State I
l.r?ll l._. .! 1 ..t?. _ fs t
miicn, ixriiiigg uvuilg iiviiiriu viuv *
irnor, Jeffries Supervisor of Kegistraion
for the parish. of Point Coupre, (
Marks District Attorney, anil Burcli a
nember of the State Senate, a member r
>f the Hoard of Control of the State Peni- ^
entiary, an Administrator of the Deaf j
ind Dumb Asylum ami Treasurer of the tj
School Board of East Baton Rouge. ^
5. Because Mr. Jeffries was socially j
lisqualilied by the loth flection of an act
)f the Legislature of the 21th of July, jj
187-1, which provides that no Supervisor j
>f Kegistration shall be eligible to any j
illice at that election, and because c
reflries wiw, at the last election, Super- '
risor of Kegistration for the parish of *,
Point Coupre. tl
This objection is signed by .Senators jt
jaulsbury, McDonald and Kernan, and by
fiepresentatives Jenks, Tucker, Gibson, q
^ielil, Long and Kgbert. w
Mr. Wood (of New York) submitted a .
urther objection to the Hayes and jiVheeler
certificates, on the ground that (j
he electors were not elected as provided
>y the Legislature.
Mr. Howe submitted an objection to ii
he Tilden and Hendricks certiticates, on if
he ground that there was no evidence d
hat those electors had been appointed in ji
iucIi manner as the Legislature directed, 0
vhile there was conclusive evidence that o
leither of them had been so appointed. a
lie also made objection on the ground o
hat there was no evidence thatMcEnery ii
vas Governor of Louisiana in the year ii
870, while there wasconcluslveevidence p
hat Kellogg was during that year, and b
or several years prior thereto, Governor 7:
>( that State, aud was recognized as such >y
the Judicial and Legislative Depart- $
uents of Louisiana and by all depart- $
uents of the Government of the United $
Jtates. sj
The Presiding Officer?Are there fur- cl
her objections to the vote of the State it
if Louisiana? After a pause?there bring
no further objections all of the cer- f
iticates from that State, with the papers
iccorapanving tho same, together with
he objections, will now be submitted to ,s
he Electoral Commission for their judg. i?
uent and decision.
The Senate vwill now withdraw -to its Si
hamber, and the Senate withdrew. j?
URX8S. w
Mr. Cox, from the Committee on Kules, ir
eported a resolution so amending the Si
ulea of the House that pending the count li
of the electoral vot* and when the House
1h not engaged thereon, it shall on assem*
bling every calendar day after the recess
from the day prcoeding, proceed at 10
clock with it* business us though the
legislative day liad expired by adjournment.
lie explained that there were but
17 working day* before the end of the
session; that there were 11 of the regular
appropriation bills undidyoscd of: that
there were 241 bills on the private calendar
and 50 on the nublic caleudar; that
there were .10 special orders; that the bill
to pay the Interest on the public debt of
tho District of Columbia and the Mississippi
levee bill were before tho House,
una that in order to get through this
u?a*s of bnsiness the resolution should be
After being amended ho an to prevent
ihe resolution from interfering in anv way
with counting of the electoral vote, It wan
adopted, and the lIoiiHe took a recess till
10 a. m. to-morrow.
Session wan resumed at 10 o'clock this
iiorning, with few Senators present.
In response to a question of Mr. Davis,
President Ferry said that it would not
>e in order io take a'receiw except upon
1 nuestion raised in joint commission.
No business waa transacted up to noon,
he Senate awaiting notification from the
House that that body was ready to reitime
ioint session to continue the count. I
U 2:20 the Clerk of the House appeared
n the Senate and announced the decision J
>f the House that the counting of the
rote of Florida shall now proceed in conormity
with the decision of the comtuislion,
and also notified the Senate that the
House was now ready to meet the Senate
u joint meeting. The Senate then pro*.
:eeded to the hall of the House.
vi.. u 1- ? i * ? '
.me ocmue rt-iurueu 10 us enamour ai
1:15, when legislative busineas wps relurned.
Mr. Mitchell, from the Committee on
Privileges and Elections, submitted a
resolution providing for the issue of an
ittacbment for Conrad K. Jordan,
Uashier of the Third National Bank of
tfew York, he having failed to appear heore
the Commission and produce the ac:ountH
of Samuel J.Tilden, Win. T. Pelon
and A. S. Hewitt with that bank.
Mr. Saulflbury objected to the considerttion
of the resolution to-day, and it was
aid over until to-morrow. "He said he
tbjected to the resolution because it was
iot reported by the unanimous consent
if the Committee on Privileges and Elecions,
besides there were matters conlected
with it which should be inquired
nto before any such resolution was
By'unanimous consent it was undertood
that no business should l?e transicted
by the Senate between 10 and 12
('clock a.m. during the time the Electoal
Commission have Louisiana under
The Senate went into executive sesion,
and when the doors were opened
ook a recess until 10 o'clock tomorrow.
HectiuK of lite ElectoralC'oiuniNHiOIl.
Washington, February 12.?The Elecoral
Commission was called to order at
:39 p. m.;and the certificates and accouitallying
papers, in the case of Louisiana,
fere read by the presiding officer of the
oint session.
Upon the arrival of the various council
Messrs, Field, Campbell, Truuibull,
Carpenter, Merrick, Hoadley and Green,
or the Democratic side, and Metwrs. Ev,rts,
Matthews, Shellabarger and Stouglion
for the Republican side, the presiding
ustice inquired who would represent the
Mr. Field responded that Senator McDonald
and Mr. Jenks of the House,
vould appear as objectors to certificates
lumbers 1 and 15.
Mr. Evarts announced that Howe of
he Senate, ami Shellabarger, would ap>eal
as objectors to certificate nUmber 2.
The Commission adjourned until 11
I. to-morrow.
why illinois was not oiuectkd to.
Representative Springer had prepared
Ejections to counting of the vote of (Seo.
). Chati'ee, one of Hayes' electors of llliiois,
on the ground that Chaffee was Commissioner
of the Circuit Court *of the
Jnited States within and for the Southern
Jistriot of Illinois at the time of his ap(ointment
as elector and of his voting on
he Cth of December. Springer was in
tossession of record evidence of the fact
,u!y certified by the Court, and the furher
certificate that Chaffee had not reigned
and was still exercising the funcions
of the office. Springer was advised
hat n case equally as clear as Chaffee's
rould be presented to the commission in
lie Louisiana case, which would thus obain
a decision hy the commission and
fterwards bv the two houses. If objecions
were filed to Chsflee the commission
on Id not decide the case as there is only
ne certificate from that State, besides
lie Senate might refuse to sustain the
bjectiona to Chaffee's voto and this rensal
might prejudice the decision in case
if the ineligible elector in Louisiana,
lence Springer, with the advice and approbation
of friends, withheld his objecion
to Chaffee's voje.
lllortl Denies LittlHicld's Ntorj
Chicago, February 1U.?1The Journal's
)avenport Iowa special says : Hon. J.
I. Gifl'ord, who Litllolield swore offered
im money to go to Washington with
lie Vernon parish returns, saying that
e could get $100,000 from the'National
Republican Committee for the suppresion
of that evidence, this morning pubished
a denial of this storv. He savs
attlelielil vainly tried to self out to him.
iittletield said that prominent Demorat",
including Gov. Palmer, had ap.
roached him and otl'ered him large
uma to disclose what he knew of the Keurning
Board. He l?eing a Republican,
owever, preferred to keep silent for a
sum than the DemocraU oflercd.
iov. Palmer approached him In various
rays and intimated that he could get
10,000 for his information. GiQord says
e i9 ready to make these statements liner
C all for 5-20 BoudM.
Washisoton, February 12.?The Actng
Secretary of the Treasury to-day
tilled the tfiirty-ninth "call for the reemption
of 5-20* bonds of 1865, May and
fovember. The call is for $10,000,000,
f which $7,000,000 are coupon and $3,1)0,000
registered bonds. The principal
nd interest will be paid at the Treasury
n and after the 12th of May next, ami
iterest will cease that day. "The followig
are descriptions of the bonds: Conon
bonds?$500, Nos. 81,501 lo .35,800,
oth inclusive; $1,000, Nos. 70,551 to
U,000, both inclusive. Registered bonds
-$50, Nos. 401 to 450, both inclusive;
100, Nos. 5,301 to 5,950, both inclusive;
500, Nos. 3,(S01 to 3,800, both inclusive;
1,000, Nos. 13,351 to 1 1,300, both incluve:
$5,000, Nos. 5,101 to 5,350, both illusive;
$10,000, Nos. 9,301 to 0,750, both
t'aylaid and Itobbcd?Minified
by ?*
Cincinnati, February 12.? Samuel
inith, a farmer, was waylaid and roblid,
near Franklin, Indiana, yesterday,
y a young man named John Cochran,
mitli's skull was fractured, and he will
robably die. A scouting party is now
i pursuit of Cochran.
Mrs. Gptleib Vogle, 35 years of age,
as horribly jangled by dogs, while goig
to a house near JNewport, Ky? on
nturday night. She is not expected to
IxjKixtN, February 12.?Notwithstanding
an olHcial denial, the recent crisis in
the Rouuiania Ministry wan caused by the
questiou whether Kouuiania should form J
alliance with JtusMn or merely permit
the Russian army to,puma uuder protest.
It is understood that the new governernment
in favorable to Kussia.
I/Ondon, February I J.?It is elated in
Helgrade that Montenegro ban not accepted
Turkey'* proposals for peace, and
that a new insurrection Iioh broken out
London, February 12.?The obmrcr
says an application has been made for a
mandamus to compel the direct I . S. 1
cable cotuynny'a board of dlrector* to t
recognize the votes which the chairman
of the late meeting of shareholders decided
Vikn.na, February 12.?KuHniaii advice*
confirm the reports that no arrests 1
huve been made of communist conspirators
in' Moscow and vicinity, and they t
axe increasing daily. The Russians are
distributing notices in I'olaiul, threaten- >(
ingwith severe puiiishment all persons {
who join the Turkish army.
Aunnal Poultry Show.
Chicago, February 12.?The second
nnimnl tiniilfrv almw ni ?l>n V?i!a??I
Association opened to-day in the Imposition
Building with a line display of c
nbonl 1,-00 chickens of every species, n
The exhibition lastn until Saturday night,
anil premiums to the amount of' $5,0(10 \
will be awarded. Prof. Giovanni has an i
exhibit of trained canaries, and a steam '
hatching apparatus is at worlc in the ,
building: I
lleniineiution ol Governor II ells* '
Hakrisuuko, Pa, February 1 J.?Tin* ?
House to-night by a vote of 9l> Kepublicans
to 17 Democrats passed a resolution
denouncing the course of the National
House of Representatives in confining
Ciov. Wells for contempt.
A Centenarian Humeri to lleulli. 1
Omaha, February 12.?Caroline Lambert,
aged 101 years, died to-day. This
morning while dressing a sore arm with
kerosene she skilled some on her clothes, \
which she accidentally ignited, burning
herself almost to a crisp.
Nwlndlera Arrested. i
Louisvili.e, February 12.?C. J far- '
rington, II. (Jregory and Win. Dungan
have been arrested here, charged with
swindling in obtaining advertisement* for
the Buckeye Publishing Company, ('in
cinnati, said to be a myth.
Muieide oi nil Ex-CongresNitiun.
Louisville, February 12.?An Owens- I
boro' special to the Courier-Journal announces
the suicide of ex-Congressman
Jos. L. Johnson this morning.
Marine Intelligence.
New York, February 12.?Arrived?
Steamer City of Chester, from Liverpool. ^
1)D,Mi.?l.n.. tVI. ? . 1.1 ?
rived?Steamer Illinois, from Liverpool.
London, February 12.?The steamers
State of Indiana, Anglia and Egypt, from
New York,have arrived.
Little Rock, February 12.?Preparation
for Mardi CJras are making on an
extensive scale. King Motnus, with an C
CHoort, marched to the City Ilnll this evening,
and, in the presence of about two .
thousand people, the keys of the city were ^
surrendered to him by the Mayor amidst
the firing of cannon in the State House yard.
San Francisco, February 12.?United
States Deputy Marshal Flnnegins, i.
brought as a prisoner to the city, from
Marysville last night, Tushy Stewart,
found in the vicinity of NVheatlam!, i
Yuba county, on u charge of attempting
to bribe tthe Secretary of the Interior,
Chandler, to render* decision in his a
favor in the contest over the title to a
one-fourth section of United Suites land.
He wrote to Chandler in October lust, F
and again in November, ottering him
$1100 for a prompt and favorable decision, c
Mr. Chandler referred the letters to |
the Attorney General, who transmitted
them to District Attorney Coghilan with
instructions to bring Stewart to jnstice.
Stewart, when arrested, intimated that
ne inougni an outgoing ndiumiftration
would be ready to take advantage of
any opportunity to make money. Tlie
United Slates grand jury found an indictment
againat Stewart "l:wt Friday.
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