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l.oniftlaua Counted lor llayi
and WliPt'ler.
The arguments of counnel wero
length finished yesterday, and the Trib
nal, after a secret session for conaultatio
promptly rendered their verdict, whl
verdict was that Louisiana, as in the en
of Florida, in entitled to becouuted in t
lint of Stated voting for Hayes a
' Wheeler.
This decision leavts each candid.i
with 184 votes in the Klectcrral Collej
with the final result depending on Oregc
We have elsewhere, in thin inane of o
paper, given extract* from the Oreg
law governing election*. They will
scanned with peculiar interest just m
by all newspaper readers. We opi
that our Democratic friends will not
much comforted by any hopes of succc
still remaining. Nevertheless, while the
is life there.is hope. Were it not fi
the fact that Senator Bayard, one of tl
immortal Democratic seven, ha* commi
ted himself against the Oregon (Dem
cratic) case, there uiighl he more of
. glimmer of hope than now exist*. Ta
ing his position, and also that of Senati
Thurman'u in the famous North C'arolii
Senatorial case, and we do not nee mm
of a show for Samuel J. in Oregon. Oi
best judgment at this writing h that h
chances have gone up, and that Mr
Hayes had a# well commence lo pack i
for Washington to-day.
What IVc Way Xow Kxpecl.
The Florida decision brought out qui
a chorus ot denunciations from the Deri
ocratic press all over the courftry again
the Electoral Commission. This chor
will be largely reinforced and intcnsifii
this morning. Look out fur a lung :n
loud howl. The wicked, packed, fraud
lent, set up and jktjur*??l Electoral Coi
mission will be shown up to great disa
vantage l?/ at least a thousand Democr*
ic newspapers in the course of the ne
few days. And all because the S men d
not vote with the 7 men. The lack of tli
one vote lias caused all this troul
in the Democratic camp. Ti.cy expect
to secure it in the person of Justice L
vis when the Commission project was g
up, but Providence, who has been pri
ty steady against the Democrats for t
last seventeen years, stepjed in and :
lowed Davis to be elected Senator just
time to spoil him for a member of t
Commission. J laving great faith in t
good old doctrine of foreonlination, i
are of opinion that all this abuse of t
Commission by the Democracy is a gre
impiety. Such a signal interference
rruviuiHiuu ougiu 10 oe respecieu i>y I
Democracy.
The Ouc IComuiiiiuK Vote.
Now that Florida and Louisiana ha
been counted for Ilayei and Wheeli
there remains but one vote in doubt, v
the vote of Cronin in Oregon. We hn
already explained the Oregon case pre!
fully in the Intelligencer, but as tl:
State is now the pivot upon which t
grand result turns wo herewith subn
the law of Oregon regulating electio:
or rather the parts of it bearing on t
ca$eof electors. It is as follows:
A Title III., chapter 14, section H7.?
ahull be the duty of the Secretary of Stal
in the presence of the Governor, to pr
ceed, within thirty days after the electio
and sooner if the returns be all receive
to canvass the votes given for Secretai
and Treasurer of the State, State PrinU
Justices of the Supreme Court, number
Congress, and District Attorneys, and tl
Oovernor shall grant a certificate of electi
to the jxrson having the Highest numbtr
votes, and shall also issue a proclamatii
declaring the election of such person."
uTitle /A'., chapter 14, section 59.?T
electors of President and Vice Preside
shall convene at the seat of governme
on the first Wednesday of December ne
after their election, at the hour of twel
of the clock at noon of that day; and
there shall be any vacancy in the oflice
an elector, occasioned by death, refuf
to act, neglect to'attend, or otherwise, t
i electors present shall,immediately pr
ceed to fill, by vim wee and plurality
votes, such vacancy in the Electoral C<
lege. And when all the electors shall n
near, and the vacancies, if any, shall ha
been tilled as above provided, such eh
tors shall proceed to |>erform the duti
required of them by the Constitution a
law* of the United States.
"Section 00.?The votes for the electc
shall be given, received, returned ai
uanvaesed as the same are given, rctui
ed, and canvassed for members of Cc
gross. The Secretary of State shall pi
pare two lists of the names of the electi
elected, and aflix the seal of the State
Uie sauif. Such lists shall be signed
the Governor and Secretary, and by t
latter delivered to the College of Electt
at the hour of their meeting, on the til
Wednesday of Decern Ik* r."
It Will )m? IM>?n liu ???!-<!
- ----- ? :j inuiiir Ijiiuiatiu
from the Oregon law that the Secreta
of State in the Canvassing Board in tl
State, acting In the presence of the G<
ernor. Ah wo said in Monday'* im
the law of Oregon direct* the (tavern
to issue a certillcate to Electors who t
chosen by the people, and the Secreti
of State did not certify that Cronin li
been elected, but, on the contrary, tl
Watt* and hi* two colleagues had be
elected.
Now, taking the worst view of
case?viz?that the Commission will s
tain the act of Governor Orover ingra
ing a certificate to Cronin, despite I
fart that the Secretary of Stato did i
certify to his election, there still rema:
the following important conHideratu
When the day for the meeting of I
Electoral College arrived, the two qui
tied Hayea electors, already certified
the Governor, met at the appointed pli
and proceeded to organize. They foam
vacancy in the College. Cronin who hi
the Governor's certificate as an elect
did not appear to act with !
colleagues. It was the duty of I
Electors to fill the vacancy, and this tl
proceeded to do by electing Watts, w
had resigned his Federal office a
purged himself of his disability. T
done, the three votes of Oregon were c
for Hayes and Wheeler, in accordai
with the will of the majority of the cl
zens of the State. Cronin' in the mei
time organized an Electoral College
hii own, appointing two men having
laim or qualification to act as Electo
. and cut two votes for Hayes and Whee
er, his own being given to Tllden an
Hendricks.
There is, however, another point i
connection with the case ol Watts, prt
a, seated by the last Harper'? Week!
u. that wo have not seen alluded to else
in where, and that may become a point <
cjJ importance if it is correctly stated by tin
paper in the following extract. We quo!
j,e a9 follows:
nii "The Supreme Court of the Uuitc
States has recently held that; reaignatio
of an office terminable upon the qualif
ite cation of a successor does not relieve tl
re, incumbent from responsibility until thi
Jn successor is qualified. It is asserted the
Watts' successor did not qualify unt
,,r after the ssxth of December. If thl
on be ho, Watts was ineligible on thi
be da v. It may be, however, even i
this fact "be established, thi
the Electoral Commission, regardin
bo equity rather than technicality, consul
be ering that the people of Oregon voted fo
,M him in good faith and in ignorance of hi
disqualification, and that his undispute
rL election shows what the will of the peopl
ur was, may decide that his vote, as expre*
le sing that will, shall be received. Shouli
t. the case be presented in this way,und U>
vote be refused, it would probably b
upon the ground that, whatever be th
a will of the people of Oregon, it must b
k- lawfully expressed, and that in the ab
5r senceofsuch expression, the President:'
must not be determined by a vote whirl
^ the Constitution prohibits."
,r I'ltNMOdlo IIn Third ItMMllug.
l1- House Bill number to jierinanentl;
loi'utf the Capital, came up in the Senat
P yesterday in a report from the Flnanc
Committee, and passed to its third read
ing. The vote stood 14 to 8. No dotil
is now entertained of lu final pansag<
le say on Monday next. Ho prepare you
ball old, and get ready to choose bet wee;
Martinaburg, Clarksburg and Charlentor
in
FOREIGN NEWS.
nd . m __
u IIXGLANII.
ji
(j London, February 10.? It is announce
that the Erie Railroad trustee has obtain
lt' ed a majority of the assets of the tirs
xt consolidated lir->t mortgage bondholder*
Reconstruction *?f the ftclieuie is there
al fore safe.
1 In the House of Commons, this after
nojn, the Under Secretary for the For
i>d uign Department, in reply to a tjuestioi
la. by Sir Charles Dilke, said the Uovern
. ment intends answering Prince Gortscha
1 kolPri circular, but the time of answerin
depends upon the course of events, Th
lie eilectof a change of government at Con
x\. stantinople.and result of the negotiation
. between the Porte and Servii and Moc
tenegro must be awaited. It is also de
he sirable before expressing our views t
he know those of the other powers.
Are NO COI.D TURKEY.
he In the House of Commons, Mr. (Had
at stone :tsked the government's opinion i
, regard to the treaty engagement.
? (Jathome Hardy, Secretary of State fo
he War, replied that the government di
not consider itself free from the oblign
tions of the treaties of 185G and 1871
He could not agree that Turkey be lef
ye in the cold yet, saddled with all the obli
gations of those treaties. If Turkey wa
Jr? bound by them, he openly, loudly an
i/., peremptorily declared that the rest c
ve Kurope must also be bound by them. W
do not, at present, lie said, intend t
^ use niHterial coercive measures agaim
mt Turkey, nor draw a b word for her.
nt v.\< i:.
ait
us, Holier Hxplofclon.
lie Paris. February Ifi.?Ten rwrannt wer
killed by a boiler explosion to-day u
St. Ktienne.
|e woitk fou the i'ook.
o' The goverment submitted to the Cham
n, her of Deputies, a proposition to appro
<1, priate 5100,000 for the purchaae by th
ry state of ailk fabrics in LyonH in order ti
!r, givo work to the suffering operatives, wh
of have been thrown out of work.
on. Tlie Famous UinMonrl Order o
of IS03. .
3,1 New York, February 10?An inter
, eating letter, relative to the famous Mi>
* flouri order of 1803, will be publishc
here to-morrow. The iollowing is
n* Bynop?i?:
x Maj. General Schotield, now in charg
^ of the Military Academy at Weat Poinl
4 haa written a letter to General Thorna
Ewing, for the purpose of vindicatin,
the ^ military order issued by Genera
e Pawing in 180:5, depopulating a part o
?*. the western border of Miaaouri. Genera
I Schotield Bays, in substance, that he tool
} the command of the department of Mis
1'" Bouri in May, 1805, and assigned Genera
Je Kwing to the command of the district o
r?* the border; that a savage guerilla war
|ej fare had raged there for two yearn
,m which had nearly depopulated the "farm
ing district* 'on the Missouri Hide
>r* ...i -ii ? ? ??j
. ...... Hint an tai Iticra mm rtMIlUHICU
_ whether they sympathized with the guer
n" illaa or not, were furnishers of supplie
,n* for these outlaw*.. Civilization and hu
e" inanity alike demanded a prompt sup
,r8 predion of thin border war, wtjateve
. 0 might bo the means necessary to snppres
j-v it. There were only two method* o
lie stopping it. One wan to largely increaH
the military force in the district, whicl
was found impracticable because of th
necessity of sending reinforcements t
,iih Grant's army at Vioksburg, the otlie
rv was to remove the few remaining farmer
from the iMisHouri border, whose crop
iat and stores furnished the guerillaa will
>v- subsistance. The fiendish massacre a
ie> Lawrence in August, 1SCII, b
|Qr Quantrell and his band, mad
immediate action imperative. lie say
lre it is wholly a mistake to charge that th
iry order was issued in revenge for tha
iad massacre, as its issuance was conteni
ml plated and discussed some time before th
massacre occurred. He says the orde
!en was an act of wisdom, courage and hu
inanity, by which hundreds of innocen
the were saved and a disgraceful am
ua- barbarous warfare brought to a sumuiar
elose. Not a life waa sacrificed nor an;
&rcal ^"comfort inflicted in executing ii
lie The necessities of all the poor peopl
lot w*re provided for and none were pei
ins lo 8Ufler. Mr. SchoGeld adds tha
when the order was issued he went to th*
,n: border,and after an observation approve
the it, and then sent it, with his approval, t
vli. President Lincoln, and that the human
b President never uttered a word of disser
as to the wisdom and justice or humanit
lce of that jiolicy. fie says he does no
1 a write to vindicate his own conduct or t
sld shift the responsibility, but that it i
only justice to Gen. Ewing, who has bee
' censured for issuing the order, to sa
that the responsibility for its executio
'.hu belongs to President Lincoln, to liimsel
iey Rnd to Gen. Ewing, in proportion t
jl0 their respective work and authority.
nd
bin Mlll"m-i" ot Ilfl to England.
Kiw Yohk. February 16.?Tha ibi|
nicnta of beef irom Jersey city to Englan
thin week bate been ao large that pric.
ti. row auddenly at the cattle market ye;
terday. The experiment oi ahippin
, live stock will be tried thin week, and
01 it prove, lucceiafal. exteniive and rapl
no Importation oi cattle irom the \Yeit w!'
w, be the reeulL
!i! BY TELEGRAPH.
? ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT.
I- TO TUK JUIIY INTELLIQENCKR
l WASHINGTON.
? THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION.
<1
n Louisiana Counted for Hayes
? and Wheeler.
n
ii EIGHT VOTES AGAINST SEVEN.
ib
it
j Details of the Closing Session.
l'- I'rellmlnarf llniaiuii.
r Washington, February 10.?The HpeJ
cial Commiaion derided that no evidence
e can be received in the Louiaiana cine ex*
i. cept the electoral Certificate*. The vote
1 wna eight against seven. The CommisL'
sion have now sent for the counsel. On
e their arrival they will open their vote*,
g counsel sati8f! ed.
i. Comtuiaaioner Payne moved that one
f hour'M time be allowed counrtel on cuch
? aide lor further argument, but the counsel
for both parties indicated no desire
to occupy farther time, and the Commission
thereupon went into secret Helton
V with it view to reaching a limil decision
e of the whole ca*e thia evening.
* f1nai. decision.
I- The Klectoral Coiumiaaion in aecret
1 session thia evening, by a vote of 8 attain*!
!, 7, adopted the reHolution submitted by
r Morion, declaring that the eight Haven
ii and Wheeler electoral vote* of [<ouii>iana,
, should be counted.
The report embodying this decision,
will be presented to Congress tomorrow
morning.
AN INQUISITIVE t'KOWD.
From 1-until -r> o'clock thin afternoon
, there were wan a large crowd in front of
the Supreme Court doors, the number
gradually increasing to uiore than 5(K).
.Memlwrs of Congress occasionally mixed
with the throng, waiting impatiently the
owning of tha court room, which did not
occur till an hour later than that heretofore
announced. During all the afternoon
rumors prevailed about the Capitol
1 an to the decision of the commission and
the state of the vote. These reports were
'* bo contradictory as to be confusing and
B therefore did not gain credenca. There
e wasmuch consequent excitement. Kvervbody
supposed to have opportunities for
" acquiring information as to the proceed'*
iugH of the commission was surrounded
directly he appeared in view and interro0
gated by several persons at the same time.
A MORE WQUISTIVE CROWD
, never before, perhaps, was seen at the
Capitol. At 5 o'clock the counsel were
n Bent for. They had been waiting for n
summons in the private room of the Suj
preme Court, and when advised that the
commission where prepared to receive
l" theui they entered the court room in a
' body. Some time elapsed before the
1 doors were opened to the members of
Congress and those who had tickets of
* admission, and when they yere opened a
4 frantic rush was made for the interior,
,l which was soon uncomfortably filled.
u The following resolutions were acted
0 upon by the commission in their secret
session and afterward reported to counsel.
Mr. Hoar milnnitted tho fnllnwhta
I Ordered, That the evidence be not received.
Mr. Abbott offered the following a* a
substitute:
Jiewlved, That the evidence be received
to show that so much of the act of Louisiana,
establishing a Returning Board for
i- that 8tate,|is unconstitutional, and the
' acts of said Board arc void. This wa*
e rejected by the following vote:
d Yeas?Abbott, Bavard,Clifford, Field,
0 Hunton,Payne and'i'hurman?7.
Nays?Bradley, Edmunds, Frelinghuysen,
Garfield, Hoar, Miller, Morton
1 and Strong?8.
Mr. Abbott offered another substitute
aa follows:
Revolted, That evidence be received to
show that the Returning Board of Lou?
isiana at the time of canvassing and
compiling the vote of that State at the
last election in that State was not legally
? constituted under the law establishing it,
^ in this, that it was composed of four pera
sons of one political party instead of five
? persons of different party. Rejected by
tho same vote.
I Mr. Abbott then offered another substitute:
1 limited, That the commission will rej
ceite testimony on the subject of frauds
i in specification of counsel for objectors
to certificates ono anil three. Rejected by
the same vote.
'' Mr. Abbott then offered a fourth substitute
an follows:
J' Radttd. That testimony tending
' to show that the so called Returning
' Board of Louisiana, had no jurisdiction
to canvasa tho votes for the electors for
" the President and Vice President, is ad"
missable. Rejected by the same vote.
Mr. Abbott offered a fifth, which was
, rejected by the same vote, which is as
follows:
? Resolved, the evidence is admirable
* that the statements and affidavit* pur?
porting to have been made and forwarded
to the said Returning Board, in purBuance
of the provisions of section 20 of
the election law of 1872, alleging that
? riot, tumult, intimidation and violence,
at or near certain polls and in certain
^ parishes were false and fabricated and
^ forged by certain disreputable persons
under direction and knowledge of said
H Returning Board. That said Returning
? Board, knowing said statements and affidavits
to be false and forged, and that
l" none of such statements and affidavits
were in the manner of form or within the
r time required by law, did knowingly,
'[ wilfully and fraudulently fail and refuse
, to canvass more than 10,000 of the votes
cast, as is shown by the commissioner*
J of election.
J Mr. Hunton otlered a sixth Hulwtitnte,
* ai follows:
0 Resolved, That evidence l>e received to
to prove that the votes cast and given at
B said election on the 7th of November
B. last, as shown by the returns made by the
Commissioners of Election for said noils
? ai\d voting places in said State, have
? never been compiled nor canvassed, and
l, that said Returning Board never even
J pretended to compile or canvsM the returns
made by said Commissioners of
? Election, but that said Returning Board
" only pretended to canvass or compile the
" returns made by the State Supervisors of
Registration.
if Rejected by the same vote.
A seventh substitute was offered by
Mr. Bayard, as follows:
Knotted, That no person holding an
office of trust or profit under the United
States is eligible to be appointed an
> elector, and that this commission will
d receive evidence tending to prove said
* ineligibility, as offered by counsel for
) the oujectors to certificates Nos. I and 3.
g Rejected bv the same vote.
If Justice Field oflered an eighth and last
d substitute, on follows:
II Resolved, That, in the opinion of this
commission, evidence is admissible on
several matter* which counsel for the o!
jectori to certificate? No*. 1 and 3 ofi'ert
to prove.
This was aUo rejected by the sam
vote, and the question on the origini
order submitted by Mr. Hoar came u
via.: that the evidence offered be not rl
ceived.
Mr. Payne moved to strike out tl;
word "not." Rejected by the same vol
The vote on the original order was the
taken, and it was adopted by the folio*
ing vote:
Y kab?Bradley, Edmunds, Frelinghii]
sen, Garfield, Hoar, Miller, Morton an
Strong?8.
Nays?Abbott, Bavard, Clifford, Fieli
Hunton, Payne and Thurman?7,
After the conclusion had been reache
bj the Commission, the counsel were at
rnitted and the above resolutions wei
read by the Secretary.
As soon as the final vote had bee
taken Justice Field moved that the ii
junction of secrecv be removed from tli
proceedings of the Commission, and i
was adopted unanimously.
Mr. Hoar inquired of the Chair whetii
er anv of the time to which counsel wer
entitled under the order of the commit
sion remained, or whether it had been ex
haunted.
The Chair replied that the time for th
objectors to numbers 1 and "> was cj
haunted; on the part of the objectors t
number 2 he believed 10 minutes rt
mained, but. the time hail been suhstan
tially exhausted.
Mr. Payne moved that one hour b
given each side for their respective com
sel to sum up the case.
Mr. Garfield said the order had bee:
already made that each side should hav
four aiid n half hours and that the tim
should be used as they chose. He con
sidered they ought to stand on the orde
and should vole against the motion. Th
counsel themselves hail not vet aske
for it.
Judge Clifford inquired if they wer
satisfied to rest their case.
Mr.Evarts said they were satisfied wit!
the case as it stood.
Judge Clifford asked if the opposin
counsel also agreed to it.
Judge Campbell said they had nothin
to add under the circumstances.
Commissioner Abbott?I understam
you, Judge Campbell, to say that th
Commission having ruled out all the evi
denceyou offered you have nothing fur
Iherto urge?
Judge Campbell?Yes, sir.
Justice CIifiord said the motion w:i
then withdrawn.
Commissioner Morton moved tha
three member* of the Commission 1?
appointed to prepare a report in th
Louisiana case, and that a recess of on
hour be taken.
Commissioner Strong said the que*
tion that had been parsed upon was
question of admissibility of evidence. H
thought they now ought to go into th
merits of the case.
On motion of Commissioner Hoar, th
Commission at 5:30 went into secret sec
sion for consultation.
Commissioner Payne moved that on
hour be allowed each side, in which t
make further argument by the commis
sion. .
Commissioner Ciartield said that th
order pursued yesterday giving four an
a half hours to each side to argue th
whole question was interrupted by th
oiler of testimony, and it was then agreei
that two additional hours should b
given to that question. After that agree
rnent was entered into it ww also agreei
that counsel might draw on their fina
time and use it on that interlocutor
question if they chose and they used i
up and discussed the whole question to
gether with the interlocutory uueatior
The counsel have not asked for additiona
time, and if they had I should conside
that wo ought to stand by our order,
shall therefore vote against the motion o
Commissioner Pavne.
Commissioner Morton said that unles,
counsel desired it he should vote agains
the proposition. He would not invit
counsel 10 argue me question luriuer.
Mr. Evarts said his side had arguei
the whole question fully, and covere<
the whole merits of the case. They hai
bo considered it during the time allowei
them.
The motion was withdrawn.
Mr. Hoar moved that the commisaioi
go into secret session, for the purpose o
consultation on the main questions.
The motion was adopted, and the trowi
was directed to vacate the room.
Immediately after |lhe doors wen
closed Senator Morton offered the follow
ing resolution:
Itoolved, That the persons named a
electors in certificate No. 1 were lawfu
electors of the State of Louisiana, am
that their votes are the voteB providei
for by the Constitution of the Unitei
States, and should be counted for President
and Vice President.
This resolution was adopted by a voti
of 8 to 7, as follows:
Yeas?Messrs. Bradley, Kdmunde
Frelinghuysen, Garfield, Hoar, Miller
Morton and Strong?8.
Nays?Messrs. Abbott, Bayard, Clif
ford, Field, Huuton, Payne "and Thur
man?7.
Justices Miller and Bradley and Rep
resentative Hoar were then appointed i
committee to draft a report ot the de
cision, with a brief statement of the rea
sous therefor, to be signed by the mem
uerti agreeing uierein, ana 10 ue transmit
ted to the joint session of the two House*
as required by the electoral act.
A recess of about ono hour waa taker
to afford time for drafting the report
which upon the reassembling of the Com
mission waa preaeuted, ana after being
read waa signed by Miller, Strong, Brad
ley, Edmunds, Morton, Frelinghuysen
Garfield and Iloar.
The report ia to the following ffleet:
That the Electoral Commission having
received certain certificates and paperi
purporting to be certificates of the electoral
votes of the State of Louisiana, and
certain papers accompanying the same
and the objections thereto, report that il
has duly considered the same, and hot
decided, and does hereby decide, that the
votes of William P. Kellogg,O. fl. Brew
ster, A. B. Levissee, Owar JelFrein, Peter
Jofieph, J. H. Birch, L. A. Sheldon anil
Morris Marks, named in the certificate ol
William P. Kellogg, Governor of said
State of Louisiana, which electoral
votes are certilied> by said jwrsons
appears by the certificates submitted tc
the Commission aa aforesaid and marke<j
No. 1 by said Commission and herewitli
returned, are tie votes provided for bj
the Constitution of the United States, ant
that the same are lawfully to be counted
aa therein certified, namely: eight votei
for Kutherford B. Hayes, of Ohio, foi
President, and eight votes for Willian
A. Wheeler, of New York, for Vice Pros
ident.
The Commission also decides and re
ports that the persons first before namet
were duly appointed electors in and bj
the said State of Louisiana.
Tho ground of this decision, stated
briefly, is substantially as follows: Tha
it is not competent to go into the evidenc*
aliunde as to the capers opened by tlu
President of the Senate in presence o
the two houses to prove that other per
sons than those regularly certified by till
governor of the State of Louisiana ii
and according to the determination anc
declaration of their appointment, wftn
elected in other words to go behind thi
certificate of the governor, aa far as it ii
founded upon the action of the Returning
Board.
The report will also state that the com
mission could not receive any evidence
I).! to ahow that any of the electors were in>d
elligible on the 7th of November, the
day of election, on the ground that it was
10 not essential to show that an elector was
11 eligible on that day so long as he was elip,
Rifle when he cast his vote in the eleoe.
toral college, and the fact appears!
that the alleged ineligibile electors,1
,e Brewster and Ltvissee, were chosen to
e, fill vacancies cansed by their own absence
n from the college, and there was no aller
gation of ineligibility at the time they
cast their vote.
f. The Commission remained in session
d till 9 o'clock, when they adjourned to 4
p. m. to-morrow.
J, While the Commission wax in secret
session, remarks-were made by Messrs.
d Morton, Thurman, Garfield, Bayard, I'M1.
munds, Hunton} Hoar and Bradley, the
e last named closing the discussion.
AFTER TIIE nATTLE.
n Representatives Field, Springer, Hewl"
itt, Aorams and Merrick, oi the counsel,
,? and Reveral other prominent Democrats.
11 after tho decision of the commission held
a brief consultation in one of the Sul"
preine Court rooms. After they sepae
rated, one of them, on inquiry, said the
[' Democrats would present a strong pro *
test to the counting of the electoral vote
of Louisiana.
0 A. private confcrence of the leading
Democratic members of tho House was
? held this evening at Col. Win.T. Pelton's
rooms, and the call of the caucus was
then agreed upon. The action of the
Commission is the subject of universal
0 comment to-night. The Republicans are
'* rejoicing, while the Democrats are correspondingly
depressed.
n Several Republican members of the
e commission say that the decision does not
? go behind the returns of a State, and set
ueA me question 01 uregon bo lar aa the
r commission in concerned^* they have no
e. doubt that Watts was eligible at the time
11 lie cast his vote in the Electoral College.
e mississippi investigation.
The Senate sub-committee investigate
li ing the late election in Mississippi this
afternoon examined 1). C. Karns, who
g testified that in Jefferson county a prominent
Democrat told him that the Demog
crats had duplicate keys to the ballot
boxes and intended to take out RepubliJ
can tickets^ and put in Democratic ticke
eta. At witness1 own voting place he
knows that .'>80 Republican tickets were
- voted, but only 1)1 came out. Witness
voted forTilden and Hendricks and the
Democratic candidate for Congress.
I.OllHIWA I\\ESTIMATION.
e Washington. February IG.?D. M
e Clifford, a manufacturer, of Chicago, waa
e before the Hou*e Committee to-day.
Only a few points were elicited. They
'* were that Spearing and Littlefield in cona
versation with witness in New Orleans
e ntated thht they had l>eeii approached by
e prominent Democrats, among them tiov.
I'almer, of Illinois, to tell for money
e what they knew about the Returning
i- 15oar<l. Littletield aaid he had been approached
by Palmer and could get $10,e
000 for siiuealing. Littletield having al0
luded to fraud in Vernon parish, witness
naked him if he had any evidence to support
his statement. He replied he had,
e aud produced a paper which he said was
d a copy of the Vernon parish returns,
e Witness remarked that he did not think
e the paper amounted to much. Littlefield
J said the Democrats would give $50,000
e and Spearing aaid $100;000 for it.
' Littlefield said it was necessary that
tl they should act that night, he having
1 been summoned before the committee in
y New Orleans. He said if witness didn't
t want to go into the scheme, he had an
i- arrangement pending with a Democratic
i. friend who would close with him and di1
vide. He said Judge Davenport, of Iowa,
r would manage matters for lum. Witness
1 telegraphed Senator Allison and the folf
lowing afternoon received a replv and
showed it to them. It ran that it was
i safe to consult Howe and if that cannot
t be done to come on to Washington. Obe
jected to witness going to Howe, but he
did so and told Howe what he had heard
nunc nam iuc uuiuuiuico were mere 10
1 expose all frauds and that the beat thine
1 witness could do would be to expose all
1 he knew. Witness wm going to Texas
and suggested to Senator Wadleigh that
he might hear from Littlefield in Washi
ington. Wadleigh said he was sorry thst
f Littlefield could not be brought Cefore
the New Orleans Committee, and that ho
1 would sooner see Tilden inaugurated
than Hayes elected by fraud. Witness
travelled with Collins" to San Antonia,
- and called at his room; he said he had
talked with Littlefield and Spearing.
Witness advised him to have nothing to
I do with them, as it was a dead beat plan
1 to make money; he replied that it had
1 gone to far for that. Judge Murray of
1 St. Louis had been telegraphed to, and
they must have money to go to St. Louis.
He then went upstairs and returned with 1
Spearing and Littlefield, and they went
away together in a car, but Collins came
back after a few dayB.
Spearing used to keep a liverv stable 1
in Davenport, Iowa, where witness knew
him twenty vears ago. Littlefield stated
to witness that Gov. Wells had given a
check to each clerk of the Returning
Board for $2,500 outside of their salary, 1
and had only offered him a petty collect* :
orship, and that he felt insulted, and this
was a good chance to get oven, and he ;
could make a good speculation out of it
besides.
Mr. Collins told witness when Murphy
took Littlefield to Palmer, at8nringfield, :
to give his information, Littlefield de- '
manded his money; Palmer, said he was
not going to buy a nig in a bag; Little* 1
field said he must nave SI,000 at any
rate; this was refused him; some arrangement
was mnde by which Murphy was directed
to go to New Orleans; he did so and <
the witness saw him there. This is what <
Collins told the witness that Murphy had :
told him. ' <
On motion of Mr. McDonald the Ser- <
geant-nt-Arms was directed to subp?vna I
Governor Palmer ami the Commission I
adjourned. ' ?
Weatlier Indications.
War Dkpaktkknt, ) 1
times or tuc Cuikv bwjul qkvk-k, s '
WASlllNurow, D. C., Ftbrutrj 17-14. *. J ,
pu0mabu.it1k3. i
[ For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley,
1 northwest, backing to warmer southwest '
? winds, stationary or falling barometer, I
| and clear weathsr.
1 For the Lake region, diminishing west
1 winds and clear weather, with lower
! temperature and rising barometer on the
lower lakes, but higher temperature and J
1 stationary or falling barometer on the
' upper lakes.
? I
Horrible II True.
San FnAWctPco, February 1(5.?A Vic- j
. toria dispatch says: Newsfrom the North 1
I this morning states that an Jndian ber
longing to a tribe near Kamskott, hois (
confessed that lGwhites and 1 ndians reachI
ed the shore from the George 1. Wright, :
the steamer from Sitka lost on |the north
, coast three years ago. The Indian says. !
- unfortunately the people were murdered
: by the tribe and the bodies thrown into
the sea. The news is not credited.
1 Lincoln Territory.
1 Wasuisotou, February lO.-The bill
J to create Lincoln Territory out of the
i Black Hills country will be'laid over till
? next session, because the bill ratifying
; the treaty witli the Sioux Indians has not
passed the House, and legislation being
behind, it would be impossible to secure .
i the action of the Senate.
OREGON IME9TIUATION.
WAuuaaxoM, February 10.?The Benate
Committee, investigating tho Ore*
sod electoral Mlair, continued the tranalation
of the cipher telegrama to-day,
with this result:
N*w Vork, December 0,1870.
To Hon. JoMph K, Ktl'ey
Is your matter certain. There must
be no miatalcc. All depend* on you.
I Place no reliance on any favorable report*
from the South; Answer qulok.
(8ign?d) .
' November, 29.
To W.T.Mo*, Nm York:
Will Bottoiulesa lone any elector In
convincing Democrat*? Answer.
(No signature.)
DEOKMnEK 2.
Hon. Jame* K. Kelly:
Telegraphed P, last night and to-dav;
have no reply; haa he left answer. (No
signature.
I'qrti.Anij, Dm1 mber 1.
W. T. Ptllon:
Not time to convene Legislature; can
manage with $-1,000 at present; must have
it Monday certain; have Charles Deamend,
115 Liberty street, telegraph it to
Buab, banker, Salem; this will eecure
Democratic vote. All are ut work here;
can't fail; can <la more; sail iu morning.
Answer Kelly in cipher. (No signature.)
DftCKMHRll, 1.
To Dr. O. L. Mtllor, Omaha: ^
After piece, simply, can't fear; cun do |
uutiiiug isiuicj nnu in meamer imuit in |
morning. (Na signature.) '
New York, December 1. t
To lion. Jainc* K, Kelly, Purlluml: 1
Telegraph Herdsmen 1'.; direction of 1
yourself; follow examiner around; can't i
change il; Herdsmen nonsel. When will
I\ reach destination? What >?hall l>e
done? Answer.
(No signature.) J
Mr. Shaw. of Detroit, who furnished
the key, testified that in a few instances
it was impossible to translate certain
words in the dispatches by the key. All
the translations were made word for
word from the cipher dispatches as
found in the printed testimony relative
to the Oregon cases.
renaton knurr's lesson in cipiikkinci.
Senator Kelley states in regard to his
endorsement of the cipher dispatches
sent by J. H. N. Patrick on the 28th of
November to Col; Pelton, thai he was totally
unaware of its containing a proposi*
tion for the purchase of a Republican
elector. He nays Patrick came to him
and stated he had prepared a cipher telegram
to the Secretary of the National
Democratic Committee, asking the latter
to place$l0,000 to his credit for the purpose
of paying lawyers' fees and other
necessary expenses connected with the anticipated
litigation as to the issuance of
the Governor'* certificates. Patrick required
him to endorse this telegram because
he (Kelley) was known to the
National Democratic Committee, and it
was desirable to secure prompt action.
Senator Kelley says he could not of
course read the cipher, and accepting
Patrick's statement of ita meaning en*
dorsed it without hesitation on the assurance
as to its contents. The Senator also
stntes that after Patrick left Oregon he
(Kelley) earnestly endeavored to get the.
money lent from New York to pay the
fees of the lawyers who had been retained,
and as it did not come in time, he
himself raised $11,200 on his own note,
$3,000 of which he paid to Hill, Thompson
and Durham, the lawyers, and the
remaining $4JOO were devoted to paying
the expenses of bringing Laswell, one of
Democratic electors, to Salem, as it wo*
then thought lie had obtained a higher
vote than Cronln. The Senator says that,
so far as lie knows, no person ever approached
the Republican electors with
any corrupt proposition.
In the Oregon case, John W. Ellis,
President of the Third National Bank of
New York, voluntarily appeared before
the Senate Committee. He desired
expressly to repudiate all political
aflinitien on the nart of the bank
for either party. Whatever part wns
taken by Jordan, cashier, relative to re
milling money to Oregon, was done on ?
hia (Jordan) individual responsibility,and
the transaction was in no way connccted f
with the bank. Tilden'a connection with i
the bank is the flame as that of any other i
director and depositor, and any connec- i
tion that Jordan may have had with the i
Democrats during the campaign in a pri- t
vnte matter of his own. h
t
Til Jen'* Barl iu Cinciuiiuti. i
CihceknATI, February 16.?Enh. Ho!- E
land, indicted for complicity in the frauds *
of the October election, has made a long 2
Bworn statement which will be published 1
to-morrow. He admits receiving about I
SI,000 indircctly from a New York party 2
to be used, and accounts for some 150 f
illegal rotes. He thinks five or six hun- 8
dreu were cast throughout the city. The c
statement implicates no candidate direct- ^
ly, but he had frequent interviews with 1
prominent Democratic candidates and b
worked in their favor.
Holland aaja he had a man from Chicago
named Euros with a gang of twelve <]
men, a man named Fairchild from Pitta- t
burgh with a gang of eight men, a
and Mike Gleasqn, from New York, a
with IS men, who coat in all about 500 i,
votes. Ho received $1,000 from the c
Democratic Committee and waa promised t
more from individual politicians, who t
failed lo giveUim the money. e
JndKe Whttaber'a Charge t<? tlie \
4?ruml Jury. I
New Obi.eans. February 1G.?Judge b
VVhitaker, of the Superior Criminal li
Court, to-day delivered the following *
charge to the grand jury: It is a noto- g
rious fact tlm yesterday a prominent A
3*?tiwn was iliot at with the intent to mur- a
lerhim.and also that anefl'ortof the po- v
lice to inve?tigate the matter ha* been, v
frustrated. Theae matter*, in my opinion, n
lemand the attention of the grand h
jury. The protection of the laws should h
l>e accorded to every one and the ofticers t
jf the law should be allowed to insure ti
llmt protection. In your investigation /
of tni* matter the court will ac- ii
aord ycu erery aaaiatance in ita power, t
while at the tame time it would take no
hasty action calculated to further complicate
the condition of affairs ordinarily
referred to aa the atatus quo. *
Marine Intelligence. J1
New York, February 10.?Arrived? j,
Steamer Pomerania, from Hamburg. \
tiOEKWTO\n?, February 10.?Arrived
-Steamers Heckla, from Boston, and Algeria,
from New York. T
Sam Fbancisco, February 15.?Arrived
?Shin Eliza McNeal, from New York.
Sailed?Steamers Belgic, for Hong Kong, 1
via. Yokohama, and City of San Francis- a
co, for Panama. o
Halifax, February 10.?A telegram (
from St. Johns says a life buoy marked tl
CJeorge Cromwell was picked up in Pla- p
centia Bay. She no doubt struck on Cape a
St. Marys on the night of January 5. s
Cape St. Marys is 25 milea west of Caj>e t<
Race, where the George Washington waa 1
wrecked. The land in the neighborhood n
is rueeed and affords little chance of sav- <1
ing life. It is supposed that all hands
were drowned.
FIRE RECORD. I
New Ha\zx, February 10.?A tire in ti
Edward Malley'a dry goods store last n
night caused damage to the stock to the o
amount of 57,500. e
v/JU u iUU AA V
NEW ORLEANS. C<
THE PACKARD ASSASSIN.
At
Comic
A MANIAC FROM LIQUOR
trausf
acrom
All That i? Known About Him. th?^
in it tec
N*w Oaucaxs, February 10.?Thi* af- l*K?n
ternoon Kecorder Stat*. accompanied by Mr.
several reporter ami police ollicers, #|{Prol
Eroceeded to the room in the old St. Louis alio we
lotel. or State House, where the wounded
man Weldon wan, and formally arraigned
him on the charge o( ansanliing with a
deadly weapon 8. B. Packard, Governor {J,*}1"0
of the State of Louisiana,with intent to "bole
commit murder. To the formal question va,c Cl
"Are you guilty or not quilty of thin The
charge?" he replied firmly, "Guilty," supple
An order of commitment wan then made ,0 w
out directing Chief of Police Lann to tween
retain him in custody till further orders, eluded
Dr. Srnvthe, attending physician, was ^
presentuuring the examination and stated Chtlmg
that he could not at present give an opin* a''ows
ion as to the probable result of Weldon'm panies
injuries. 10 ma'
During the day, Phillip Stern, a one demnil
legged German peddler of dry goods, made ' ',e
the following athdavit: 1 live at 3!M
Ninth street, of this city and sell dry
goods. Yesterday, February l'?, 1877, Mr.
between the hours of 10 and 11* o'clock in coin ar
the morning, 1 went into a beer saloon on tender
l'oulonse street near the State Mouse; Monda
there was a gentlemen sitting in tho The
laloon who had on a white neclie. I sular a
isked him il bo wanted to buy any Russia were ci
leather pocket boo lit or any pocket The
lenives. He said no. but if 1 had any infant
Sood pistols he would buy, 1 said no, 1 ceded
liave no pistols, lie "asked me if wa*pa
L was a Republican? I said it Mr:
was my business. I said well, L am tionof
i hard shell Democrat. He :?sked for a g
ne if I knew Packard. I said no, tion, a
except that he run for (loveruor. lie lands f
laid to ine, "I will fix the damned ras- and Mi
:al; 1 have particular business with-him Marie,
to-day." There was a one-armed man who At tl
was drinking with the man with the the con
white necktie. The man with the white sinking
lecktie asked him if ho knew Packard, indebtt
rhe one-armed man said yes. lie then panics
isked him if he wanted to go along with Mr.
:iim, as lie had business with Packard, tion of
I told the one-armed man, and also the tee on .
mner oi tlio bar, "I think that must be of 24 ti
i very mean man; 1 don't know what to Aftei
lay oi liini," meaning the man with the $1,000,1
irhite necktie.. Then I left. 1 noticed ihe pu
lothing in the manner of the man with Treasu
be white necktie to make mc think ho Mr.
wqs crazy. 1' would know him if 1 araemli
law him again. Stern was taken to Wei- day gi\
Ion nnd he at once said: That is the amend
nan 1 saw and talked to in the bar-room Mr.
pesterday and who was then wearing u the six
white neck tie. Hearing this the prison- report!
>r turned his head with difficulty on the which
pillow and looked at Stern and said, you strued
ire the man 1 was talking to in the Gar- govern
room yesterday. Mr. Stern said ye*, and by the
I am sorry for you; you arc in a bad way; the dat
>ut it is your own fault. With an impa- the actf
ient turn of the head Weldon said, it is the act,
lone now and closed his eyes. Chriati
The Republican State authorities con- tion pr
idently assert that at a proper time they times li
will be able to prove Weldon'* connection well as
villi a band of assassins. Mr. i
The Times has the following: At 1 to that
>,clock a Times reporter was admitted to that tin
he room of Weldon. He seems comfort- final se
ible; he occupies an improvised cot, and and th
las every attention paid him. He savs months
hat while coming over here on the cars by the i
ic conceived the idea of killing Packard, comnar
hinking it would be a popular act. He all the ]
isked one Drury about ihe letters which be indt
were taken from him; he remembered when
hem; among the letters there were a nuui- amendi
jerfrom a lady in Mobile, evidently a yeas 30
iweetheart; he is not very clear minded The
ret, and does not talk coherently; he acts ment o!
nucli like a man who has beeniindor the Mr. Ch
ntluence of strong drugs* he said to a po- nays IS
iceman who wan an the room this morn- The
ng, that he was sorry for what he had amendi
lone, and that be had been drinking Wednei
soisoned liquor before he came to the of the I
state House. mittee,
Mr. Ucorge Drury was with him quite anticip
i time to-day, trying to got some state- discoui
uent from him. Mr. Drury says he does was ag:
lot appear to remember well, and his Mr. i
nind is clouded. He remembered the the Cot:
nan Huttel who accompanied him to urge th
he State House. and remarked that it proprij
eemed curious that he should allow him Mr. '
oueehis (Huttell's) name when asking to reuii
idtnisaion to Packard's olliee. He did railroai
jive Huttell's name, although the reports Sevei
lave it that he gave the name of Hntton. do that
Mr. Drury asked him about the third Mr. ,
aau'at the door, and he answered: "Why, submit!
le pushed me in the door, did he not?'' substitt
klr. Drury says that he got some points shall ta
rom him which he wishes to investigate, the ra
ind if they prove to be as stated by Wei- months
Ion he will lie induced to believe tha't The I
iVeldon's attempted assassination wan session,
inder the influence of liquor or a drug of a recess
ome kind.
weldon'm wound. j
With reference to the wound of Wei- ^
Ion's, Dr. Smythe says the ball entered t0p ^ J
wo inches above the elbow and came out ance r
bout three inches below. The wound is tjie ?jr
. flesh wound and while it i? serious, it j,?|?e
s not considered by any mean* danger- j
U8. Dr. Smytlie says that he ia satisfied ,,rugecu
hat Weldon, on Thursday, when he tried j)roper(
o murder Packard, was under the influ- ceivers
nee of absinthe and bad whisky. lumiiiaf
Mobile, February 10.?-William H. tj"0 C0|J
Veldon. who attempted to kill Governor w;h ?
'ackard, was sent to Mobile last Oeto- (}nui?
er, recommended by a member of the refer?'
ouse of Clatlin & Co., to take service
rith Pepper & Co. here. He was enaged
by that firm until ten days ago. W. it
liter quitting them he took to" drink, ern Mi
nd probably on that account, coupled in bank
rith a little love aflair, he did some States
rild things. Last Sunday lie informed Joseph
n acquaintance that he was going to kill liatus. t
imself. All who know him here say the Mif
is resolution must have been taken over directoi
lie drinking table. He was never known assets x
D take any^ part or interest in politics, assigns
in acquaintance says he has not been
n a condition of responsibility for over Shot.!1
hree months.
REALLY A I'll 1 LA DEI.I'll I AN. NEW
Philadelphia, February 10.?Aii in- wife of.
uiry here developes the fact that W. H. shot.sta
Veldon, the young man who made the at- Anton"
empt on (lovernor Packard's life in New busban<
Orleans, is a son of Rev. C. F. Weldon, a [cmptec
ighly respected Lutheran clergyman of fattier
Vest Philadelphia. J?'"> I"
was pre
Tlldeu Again 1*IcucIn the Statute
ol Limitation.
New York, February 10,?The suit of
lenry 11. Boody vs. Samuel J. Tilden Honore
nd others for accounting and repayment ana jiaf
n the alleged pool transactions in the 0be<lien
lalena and Chicago stock in 1SG-1, was at0
lumisued by Judge Sedgewick in the Sulorior
Court special term to-day as paper,, (
gaim?t Mr. Tilden,.on the ground of the ?na Coi
utute of limitation. But with regard which t
d the defendant Ogden, who resided in contemi
llinois, the Court would consider the
latter after the proof was in next Mon- q1(
lay* Appraii
Approved the Printing Hill. _
Washington, February 10. ? The (j
'resident has approved the bill providng
lor the deficiency in the approprialon
ior public printing and liinuing, l?i?reptn
rhich alio reduces the compoiition of ?r Iron 0
ompoiitors from 00 to 50 cents per 1,000 Ubo
ms, and 40 cents per hour for time work.
?J3I IJJUJ3J2iK li)U
DNGBESa
HOUSE.
WlfHUfOTOM, February 10.
11 o'clock the House went into
littee of the Whole. Mr. Buckner
chair, on the bill fixing the rate (or
tortation of freight and panengera
the bridge at Omaha on the line of
lion Pacific railroad.
hout disposing of the hill the com1
roue, and a new Legislative day
Eden rejH)rted the bill making an
priation for the payment of clainu
d by the Committee on Claim*,
a snecial order for Tuesday next.
? ol private nature were then pre.
Several were passed, and the
went into Committee of the
, Mr. Cox iu the chair, on the priilendar.
committee rose and pawed the bill
mentary to the act entitled an act
ty into eilect the convention lx"
the United States and China, conon
the 8th of November, 1858,
n?hai, and to give the Court ot
i jurisdiction in certain cases. It
certain American insurance comto
go before the Court of Claims
fce u case against the Chinese in:v
fund.
1 louse took u recess till 10 o'clock
row.
SENATE.
Logan's bill for the issue of silver
d to make the silver dollar a legal
wart made the special order Yor
y next.
House amendments to the found
Diplomatic Appropriation bill
snonrretUn, and the bill passed.
House bill to provide for changl
fixing the boundaries properly
to the United States by Mexico
sued.
McMillan presented a joint resoluthe
Minnesota Legislature asking
rant of land to aid in the construe-nd
ri^ht of way through public
or n line oi railroad from St. Paul
nneupolis to the Fall* of Sault St.
Referred.
ic expiration of the morning hour
aideration of the bill to create u
; fund for the liquidation of the
dness of the Pacific "railroad comwan
resumed.
Booth's amendment to the 2d secthe
bill, reported by the CommitRailroads,
was rejected hv u vote
3 28.
recess the hill appropriating
)0O .to supply the deficiency for
rchase of otlicial stamps for thr
ry Department was panned.
Booth then withdrew another
nent submitted by him Wetlnering
to Congress power to altei,
or repeal the act.
Christiancy moved to strike ?>ni
th and seventh sections of the hill
d by the Committee on Kail roads,
provides that the act shall be conns
a final settlement between tin*
ment and companies if accepted
companies within four months of
eof its passage, and so re|>eals all
\ and parts of acts in concert - with
, In lieu of these sections Mr.
ancy proposed to reinsert a secoviding
that Congress shall at all
lave power to alter and amend nrepeal
the act.
3haffee submitted an amendment
of Christiancy, so as to provide
5 act should be construed an u
ttlcment between the Government
,e companies, if within four
after its passage, it be accepted
companies, and provided that said
lies shall faithfully comply with
provisions of the act, and shall not
sfault of any of the assessment*
duo. After a long debate, the
nent of Chaffee was. agreed to,
nays 22.
ipicstion then being on the amend f
Mr. Christiancy, as amended by
afleo, it was agreed to?yeas !W,
question then recurred on the
nent of Mr. Booth, submitted last
jilay, to strike out the fltli section
)ill reported by the Kailroad Comwhicli
allows the companies to
ate their semi-annual payments,
ited at the rate of G per cent, li
reed lo without division.
sargent gave notice that to*worrow
nnuttee on Appropriations would
e consideration of one of the apition
bills.
Wright said he desired the Senate
tin in session and vote upon tliii
(1 bill to-night.
al Senator#?Oh ! no ! we won't
Mlison modi lied hid amendment
ed yesterday in the nature of a
ite, ho an to provide that the act
ko effect upon ita acceptance by
ilroad companies, within four
from its parage.
Senate then went into executive
and when the doom opened took
i until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
i'crpcliiul Injunction.
ouis, February lU.?'ln the matthe
St. Louis Mutual Life insurornpany,
which has been before
cuit Court for somo time past,
Wickham to-day entered a final
orever debarring it from further
ting business and turning all the
y of the company over to the Rerecently
appointed. All claiiuB
the company may be presented to
rt bv petition, after which they
referred to Judge Thomas T.
who has been annotated mw?ninl
to determine all such demands.
HEAVY SUIT.
, Walker, assignee of the NorthBBonri
Insurance Company, now
rnptcy, tiled a sjiit in the United
District Court to-day against
J. Keister & Co. and X F. Willie
latter the present Speaker of
wouri IIouhc of Kepresentatives,
rs of the company, for $130,000,
if the company, claimed by the
i to have been misappropriated.
itabhcul and Kicked by Her
Father.
York, _ February 10.? The
T. Marsenino, wa* to-day fatally
ibbed and kicked by her father
> Leon, during the absence of her
1. Her father-in-law aged l>5, ntl
to Hhield her from the infuriated
and waa dangerously stabbed,
eon, brother of the woman, who
sent at the time, has been arrestthe
father iw still at large.
TIIOMC I'HiwrM.
hihoto.v, February 16. ? Mr.
, .Secretary oi the State of Louisii
arrived with certain papers in
ce to the subijcana from the Senimittee
on Privileges and ElecTheso
are supposed to be the
jailed for by the House Louisi*
nmittee, and for the refusal of
be Keturning Board are held hi
rt.
tries II. Ilowe has been nominated
ier of Merchandise for Chicago.
i. e. dwigiit,
PRACTICAL CHEMIST,
d to make careful and couplet* aotljKi
res, Lluie?tone?, Mineral Watcn, etc.
mtory cor. tlth and Chaplloo itrect*
WheellDf, W. Vs.

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