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The UlibimtcM were badly discomfited 8
yesterday. The dispatch from the Demo* y
oratiopy.uipathi/.erR in the Went Virginia '
legislature had no appreciable renult *
wave to cause Mr. Faulkner to vote with v
the party of obstruction. Uut even his 1
nauie had no charm* for the majority, '
and despite nil efforts to prevent the c
count from proceeding it progresned far (
enough to dispose of South Carolina, '
TenncHHi'e and Tex a*. Aswan expected, 1
a halt was called on Vermont. That great 1
American idiot. Ili?wiit. u?a ?n imn.!- ^
with a net of returns from Vermont, sent :I
to him privately, that lie wished ?o have '
counted. Springer, ton, wan on hand in H
a befuddled state of wind. He carried on 11
ho that the preiudin^ officer had to
threaten to turn him over to the Sergeant- 1
at*Arms. <
Speaker Kami a 11 continue* to rub c
against the anarchists. Uoth he and 1
Fernando Wood appear to have deserted "
them. They arc apparently trying to '
atone for having made fools of themselves I
early in the session. They represent the 1
cities of Philadelphia and New York, and 1
there is a business pressure upon them I
that they feel. The situation has become 1
too serious to admit of longer co-opera* *
tion on their p irt with a lot of desperate i
politicians. ^ ? '
We are* quilt' hopeful lluit the count 1
will bo finished to-day. The action o( '
the House yesterday means business. 1
The obstructionists are demoralized, ami '
they rill be finally disposed ??f before an- I
other pun. 1
\tlint .Mil) ICcsiilt.
it by any chance the filibusters should
effect their present purpose and stave oil
a completion of the J'rfsideiithl count,
we would he left without a head to the '
government. There is no Constitutional '
y successor to the oflico in the absence of ^
enabling legislation. I'roin what we see
of the temper of the Senate through the
last two or three days' news, we are in- (
clined tr> think that in ease the com- (
pletion of the count is frustrated (
K? lU- . r -i i? '
?Mc uutnruciiuniMH oi iiu* uouct', m?'
Senate will take up Field's bill and pass ,
it, and then proceed to elect Morton
President of their hotly. This will make (
him the acting President of tin- Unitetl i
States until the -1th of March, 1S78, ar.d
it can be safely said this far in advance,
that of [all men in the Republican party |
he it< the very last man whom the Democracy
would choose to preside in the
White House during the progre--: . f a
new Presidential campaign.
Morton.is not our beau ideal hy a long ,
shot,but he is just the man to make the <
Democratic anarchists wish they had
never been born. They "will have occasion
to compate htm to <5rant as the
Israelite* com pa rod Kt^iohuam to Solo- 1
The* Uitur.v Law.
# The us^ry law of West V irginia has
for several years past provided that the
legal rate of interest shall l>e 0 percent,
and that all excess over that rate shall
be void and. voidable at law. There was i
no other penalty, however, than this?no 1
additional forfeiture of either interc.-t or ,
The law just enacted by the Legislature
forfeits all interest where any excess over
G percent is agreed upon. It allows a
borrower who ha?? paid an excess to go
back one year and recover it. It allows ,
alio a judgment creditor, who appre- i
bends that he is in danger of !" ? < by rf*a- 1
son of usurious dealings on the part of
his debtor, to compel him to disclo.-e the ,
facts, and if an excess of legal interest 1
has been received, "aid excess is to be
applied to I he satisfaction oi the plaintill's
These are main feature* of the new
law. In oilier respects ii m much the
aame as the old law. It works, as will be
eeen, a very decided change (theoretically)
in the business of money lending in
this State, but ju t what e fleet it will
have remains to be n?en. It certainly
puis :t ureal deal ol money, as money m
now lu'ir.i .l. in j-..pardy, and has a tendency
t.? tn:itcri:iily re (i let operations
in liiiiili. A man niu>l Ik* a good rink, a*
lLe Lift? insurance nu n would Hay, to
whom llit* I).inks will lent! money at the
going rate-, id eight and nine per cent
under the ti;?: ml- of iIi'h law. Any party
suspected of a ill-; ?-i*i mi i.i ' .-ipienl''
in his contracts need ir t apply i r hank
The late law was never intended to
prevent the loaning of moRcyatthc going
rales of neighboring .--'late- il. to he
-ore, forfeited the excess over t> per cent,
t?ut that was a r mull matter a ri-k that
money lender* could ailiird to take- an
compared with the forteiture ?>t ail interest,
anil tho?e who made the law under
flood that il would haw wry little tiled.
It w:t? a change fr ::i the old law of \' i rginia,
llint forfeited principal and inter*
c?t, ai d as radii- >! a <! p. :m public neu#
timent would pi iini! ? tli.- till.i' it WHM
r"v There are at thin time only ahont half
i dozen States in tIk* ( nion that rcirict
interest to i) per cent coupled with a penill).
There are only two State* where
the cuntriict in forfeited abnolutely hy rea- ii
of an excc-s over thin rate, vizDelaware
and Virginia, t/uite a num*
h?-r of the State-, allow two rate*, viz:
per cent when? noHp"cilicatii.n of rate is
made, and a greater rale hy speci.il contrait.
I i instance, Ohio aitnws i\ and
8, Tennessee'i and 10, Vermont ' and 7,
Kentm ky '? and 1", Ac.
There in no erftl M the argument* pro
and con on the intcn fyie tn n, and we
nliall not go over them. Il i< a noticeable
fact that the tendency : t > ahnli h
penalties and enlarge the old limitatioM.
Very experienced financier* i intend thai
money ?*nnviot he cheapened hy law
that I ike ever Tilling tine it will bring iis
price despite nil pain* and penalties t..
the contrarv. There in nearly always a
wav to avoid interest lawn, One eom
mori way is to huy a note payalde to some
person else. No law cm prevent this
port of usury.
The prcnenl average tale of luxation,
itato and National, on Went Virginia
mnks, in 3 per cent, according to the
'ontroUer'n last report. No bank can
>ay thin rate of taxation and lend money
itlti per cent?especially at thin lime :
vhen good paper in not plenty. The ;
aw must therefore fail ho far as the
rnnkn are concerned. That it will fail
re have no doubt. Whether National
tank* are liable to any Slate |?nalty in u S
natter "of doubt. They derive their
barter* from the goternment and are |
>perated under the currency acts of the
United State*. If we are not mistaken a
:ase arose in New York State where the
icnalty for usury under the laws of that \
itate were sought to be enforced against
i National bank, and whero the Court
leld that a penalty having been pre- .
crihed by act of Congress no other pendty
could lie enforced under State law.
The law of usury, written und unwrit.
en, is a queer law. There are two sort* f
if public opinion to deal with. Public
ipinion is generally prejudiced against
he money lending business, especially the
'shaving" business. To call a man h *
'money shaver" is to give him a very
>ad name indeed in the community. On
I 1 !- * - ' *
uu uirnrr iiaiiii, puuuc opinion noes 1101 -|
ipliohl, or even tolerate, u man who
deads usury on a contract. People look
ipon him with siwpicion, tuul the fact is
oltl to his prejudice by all his enemies
or yearn afterward*. This shows that
here i* in m:inkind an inherent Heiwe ol
Intrust and dislike f or the repudiator hi
if contracts, even although there in at
he Mine time a very decided prejudice i
igainatlhe other man who hold* his conract
for the payment of a high rate of
The law an now enacted will of course
stand for the next two veins, and during
lhat time we wilt have an opportunity to
tee what remedial f licet* it will produce
upon the fortunes of the people. Ah rejardfl
the banks, we venture the opinion I'
.hat it will not reduce the rate of interest
to ? per cent. .
Tiik Ih'rjiater paraded th^sole survivor
of its la>*t fall's crop of roosters yenterlayover
the passage through the House
>f Field's hill. The poor thing looked as
l it had In-en pressed into very unnatural
service. There is no crow in that fowllie
has a painful and well founded* belief
that ere the week close* his neck will lie
badly wrung.
Ciov. ii rnukicks seems to have lust
his interest in the count, lie long ago
?aw there was novice presidency for him,
however jwssiblc it might be to make Mr.
1'ildeu president through the Houseeleotioii.
He writes to Washington,therefore,
.uunsellinglhis friends to stand loyally by
the settlement bill.
(Sov. IIayfs made a farewell speech to
the people of Columbus last night. It was
iharacteristicallv modest and sensible.
II?? goes to Washington to-day. ,
l'ao.M it ful! report <4 the wool growers (
meeting .it Cincinnati! last week, we ldarn J
that Wheeling in spoken of in connection 1
with Stenbenville a?? the point whereat to .
locate the proposed wool house far tliid 1
und adjacent States. A committee on the '
mbject was appointed to meet atWheeling "
Dn the loth of March to investigate the '
matter, ami t la-re should be :i represents- c
lion present from Stenbenville to set forth ^
the advantages ot our citv.?titeubriwillc
II.told ' I
E'rot'tM'tl Willi Hit' <ount. H
Nkw Voniif February 28.?Tlie lizard J
nf trade by a unanimous vote adopted r
resolutions requesting Congress to pro- t
i-eed to the immediate completion of the t,
count of the electoral vote. N
A telegram signed by a large number ,
of the most prominent bankers and merchants
was sent to Congress to-day, re- [
i|uefltingthe immediate completion of the n
count ot the electoral vote. j,
Ct.KVEJ.ANl>, February i!S.?The follow- t
ing action was taken by tin* Cleveland ?.
Hoard of Trade at its session on Wed lies- n
day noon : !
HfMh id, That this Hoard of Trade fully .
concurs with the sentiments expressed by t
(?iher similar organizations throughout H
our country, and that we believe it is es- j
sential that a speedy adjustment of these v
dillioulties be settled promptly byacouut
of the vote within the proper time as in- ,,
tended under the law appointing said ,
Electoral Commission. k
l{>*oltv,l, That we condemn any attempt
at tilibiiotering on the part of Congress (
to impede the action of the Commission ;
bill, and we call oil our Senators and \
Representatives in Congrens to do all1fe
they ran to further their completion of ,
the Presidential count within the time
speeilied by law. ,
Heiillier Indications. I
U a'Iiinoion, t?. C., Msn-li l-t i.H,) '
For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, a
falling barometer, increasing northeast
winds, cloudy and threatening weather
ami stationary temperature.
For the Lower Lakes and Middle and 1
Kastern States, warmer southwest winds,
a falling barometer and clear or nartlv
cloudy weather. ' J
.llr. \iclinllN CiiIIn tin Kxlrn St-smoii.
Nkw Oui.kAnh, February *28. -Uov. i
Ni<rlt??ll^ tHMues a proclamation convening
an extra PCHtdon <?f the Legiiilature, r??i|uired
in view of the condilion of public
all'nirs and for purported of indirtpennahle
le;;i-l;uio!i, npecifying education, appro*
I'riatioiH, revenue levien, election regift*
(ration, city and parochial allnim, and
in elertion of a United State* Senator.
( i.i:vki.ani>, February 28.?AtTifliu,
Ohio, thin evening almut 7 o'clock, Jacoh
We I/.el, a haker on Market atreet, shot
hi? little girl, two yearn old, through the
heart, canning inntant death, and then attempted
to kill hi* wife. The ntrecta are [
crowded with excited people who threaten
to Ivncli the murderer, who h nafely .
lodged in the city prinon and closely !
guarded. J
Cousulling Willi I In- l*rcsi<i?'iil.
Wahiiinoton, February 2H,?Several *
member* of the Cabinet were in eoiuuil '
lation with the 1'renent during the day. <
Among other* accorded nn interview wan '
ex*< Soveriior Kellogg, of l.ouiHinna. Senator
I onkling had a long interview, SunatorM
Spencer, Howe and Cameron were v
with the I'rcHidenl during the forenoon. tl
'Hint 11 iiIm'iis Corpus rime, >
Cot.i'MiitA, February 28.?Thin fore- n
noon tiie Supre'ine Court, without announcing
any dccinion in the habeas \
corpiiH ense of Tilla Norrin, a convict
pardon*! hy Ifauifitori, involving the ?
?|UfMion n? to whether he in (lovernor, v
adjourned over until Friday.
itormy Proceeding! in the House.
dilatory Motions Overruled by the
1:'1> ' "
/igorous Discussion of the Electoral
'retended Duplicate Returns from
;aotious Conduot of Springer,
O'Brien and Others.
Springer Threatened with Arrest
by President Ferry.
Phe Senate Retires and the House
takes a Recess.
not St..
Washington, KVbrnnry -S.
Tl?' SjM?nk?*r laitl Ix-forc llu? IIoiibo a
'oiniiiunii'utioii from tliHtia* I'lillonl inorilliillf
tin- 1 InllMi* lliiil till* KU'r-lnrit I
/'ommission hud decided uialterH touchng
the electoral vote in South Carolina,
mil had transmitted the decision to the
Vesident of the Senate.
Mr. Atkins moved a call of the House,
iiul although a standing vote revealed
he presence ot a quorum the yeas and
lavs were demanded by Mr. Walling,and
csnlted? veas 7*>, nays 1of?.
On motion of Mr. Saylorv the Clerk
van directed to iufotm the Senate that
he House would receive that body at
12:II) o'clock.
Mr. Springer moved that the House
onsider the sundry civil appropriation
The Speaker ruled that no legislative
msiness w.n in order except bv unaninoim
consent, which Mr. Hoiman obained,
and the House agreed to all the
imendmenta adopted in Committee of the
A'hole and the bill passed.
Mr. Lamar asked leave to tiller a resoution
suspending the rules so as to bring
>efore the House for immediate action
Senate bill extending the time for the
completion of the Northern Pacific Kaiload.
Messrs. Hoiman and Foote objected.
Mr. Piper submitted a report of the
Committee on Chinese Immigration. Orlered
At J2:10 o'clock the Senate arrived.
The Senators^ having taken their usual
'eats, the decision of the Commission was
Mr. Phillina It...
l'he undersigned Senators and Keprelentatives
do hereby object to counting
[he votes cast by C. C. Bowen, I). Winunith,
T. B. Johnson, Timothy Hurley,
IV. B. Nash, Nelson Cook and W. F.
Myers, alleged electors of the State of
;oiith Carolina, in conformity to the derision
of the Electoral Commission, and
ih the reasons therefor assign the followng:
J. Because no legal election was held
n South Carolina on November 7th, for
Presidential electors, in compliance with
ection " of article S of the constitution
hereof, requiring the registration of all
ilectors of the State as a ?|ualification to
2, Because in conscquence of frauds
>racticed in said election and interfernee
with ami intimidation of electors in
aid State bv the Federal government
jrior to and during the said election,
tationing in various parts of said State,
lear the filing places, detachments of
he United States army, a full and free
txercise of the rights of sutlrago was presented,
in consequence 'of which there
vas no lawful election held.
Because in violation of the Constiution
of the United States the Federal
inthorities, at the several nolling places
n said State on said day of election, staioned
over one thousand Deputy United
Hates Marshals, who by their unlawful
ind arbitrary action in reference to the
inauthorued instructions from the I ifmrttnent
of Justice, so interfered with
he full and free exercise of the right of
uil'rageof the voters of said State that a
air election could not be held in said
Hate on November 7th.
I. Because the certificate of election hv
iaid electors on December Oth was not
mule by the lawfully constituted (.Sov rnor
ot said State.
o. Because said Klectoral Commission,
:ontrary toils duly and authority vested
u it by the law, neglected and refused to
nqiiire into the facts and allegation*
(foresaid, and that said decision is conrary
to law and truth.
t?. Because at the time of tin? pretended
ippointment of said electors of the State
)t South Carolina, was under duress
rom tlu? nowpr nt llu? l'nito.1
inlawfiillv exerted on it, ami the )>rt>ended
appointments were made under
inch dun-as.
7. liecauae cerlilicato No. 1 wan and in
void and illegal in that, iirnt, the electors
were not sworn as by the constitution of
die State of South Carolina they were
required to la", second, the cerlilicato
loes not state thai the said electors voted
>y ballot as required hy the constitution
if the I'nited Stale?: third, tin- certili ate
itpon the envelope in which ?aid
i:iid certificate No. I and accompanving
?apers v^ere enclosed wan not a certificate
is required by the law of the I'nited
[Signed] T. M. Nottwoon,
i. k. kki.i.y,
IIknuv Cooi-kk,
s. b. Maxry,
\V. A. \Vai.i.a< k,
Si'imloi *.
I. I\ PHIi.i.ii's,
Mrahtitm Wkli.s,
A. t. \va i.m.n'.,
A. N. Wadih.k,
Mr. Southard presented 'exceptions to
he'derision of the Commission signed I ?y
senators Merrimon, Dennis, McDonahi,
Wallace and Joiuw, and Koprcscnlativen
%ld, Southard, Mulchter, Caldwell and
I. IJ. Clark, because naid electoral vote,
is well as the votes of .the people of said
{Into at the Presidential election, on
S'ov. 7th, were given under dureiutcauHcd
>y unlawful exereim? of the Federal pow>r.
vrriihUAWAt. ok tiik hknvtk?ni.iutrs*
TRItH DKI'katkk.
The objections In-ing read, the Senate
vilhdrew that the two I louses might sop
irately decide upon them.
Ol-der lind hardly been restored when
dr. Springer moved that the lloice lake
i recess until 10 A. m. to-morrow.
Mr. Wood? I hope no!; lot us proii ed
villi tin* count.
Mr. Springer -I object to a discuihiou
if the motion. If there is to be any, I
vantlo take a hand in itnmelf.
Mr. Wilson culled for the yeas and
nay?, and the motion for a rcces* wan rejected?
yean 112, nays 1U0.
Ah Boon an the result w?* announced,
Mesarfl. Sheakley and O'Brien rone simultaneously
with motions to take a recess
until 7 J A. M.lo-xnorrow, and the Sneaker
]>rt>mi)tly ruled the motion not in order,
and lie would uot entertain it.
Mr. Sheakley appealed from the decision.
Mr. Wood moved to lay the appeal un
the table.
Mr. Wilson?Tho Chair need not entertain
the appenl.
The Speaker?The Chair known that,
hut entertains the appeul. The House
might as well say now whether the
Speaker is right or wrong.
Mr. Springer?Is uot the appeal debatable?
The Shaker?It is not.
Mr.Springer?1 desire to give my reaitons
for sustaining the appeal.
^'he Speaker?-Debate is,not in order
on appeals when abjection to the proposilion
on which the ruling was made is
not debatable.
Mr.O'Brien?I rise to a point of order.
The Speaker?The gentleman will
state it.
Mr. O'Brien?I will have to a*k the
indulgence of the Chair for a few moments.
The Speaker?The Chair will indulge
the gentleman any reasonable time.
Mr.O'Brien?The point which 1 make
is, that the motion to take a rccess should
have been entertained by the Chair.
Speaker?The chair decided that point
the other day and sees no rqason now to
change the decision.
Mr. O'Brien?I would like to be iudtilg*
i'?l for a few minute*.
Mr. Brown?I object to the debate.
Mr. O'Urien?it is nothing in the way
i?f a debute. I have no argument to
make. [Laughter and calls of order.]
Mr. (Vtirien?Under the Klectoral Commission
the House may take a recess till
at least 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
1 here is no dispute about that. Now, it
may be the House has no desire to take
ho long a recess, and it may also he, as in
thin cote, that a large majority of the
[louse who are interested in the discuswion
of the South Carolina question, desire
time for rejection and consideration.
Mr. Hrown?(determinedly) 1 object
to the discussion.
Mr. Speaker?The chair desires to
know on what possible ground the appeal
is taken.
Mr. Brown?The chair ha;? decided the
'question once, and has announced this
morning that he will not change his decision.
The debate is not in order, and 1
have repeatedly objected.
Mr. .O'Brien~1 must ?ay the objection
is .indelicate and improper, [derisive
laughter] at this time, when the chair
himself desires to be heard.
Mr.Speaker?The chair does not desire
to be heard, except in ruling.
Mr. Springer?1 trust that the gentleman
will not refuse to hear the brief
statement of the reasons for the ap|>eal.
The Speaker?The gentleman from
Kentucky, (Brown) objected.
Mr. Springer?1 appeal to the gentleman
from Kentucky, to allow debate
for at least 10 minutes. (Loud shouts of
objects from both sides of the House.)
One question is to determine (continuous
shouts of order) whether this great
wrong is to be consummated. The
^peaner using ins gavei; me gen I Ionian
from 1 IliiiuiH is violating the rules of the
House, in insisting on speaking when objections
are made.
Mr. Springer?1 wish the Chairman
to hear me.
The Speaker?The Chairman will not
hear the gentleman.
Mr. O'iirien?Then let lis have the
yeas and unys on the motion to lay the
appeal on the table. The yeas anil nays
were ordered and resulted; yeas IS 1, nays
01. Laid on the table.
Mr. Wood then moved, for the J louse
to proceed to the consideration of the
Mr. Sheaklv? I move the J louse take a
recess till 10A o'clock to-morrow morning.'
The Speaker?The Chair cannot enter*
tain the motion. The Speaker also remarked
that the decision of the Commission
had heen taken oil' by some body.
Mr. Springer?| hope it has been taken
to some remote pari, or that it will never
be brought back. | Laughter.]
The paper having been restored, the
Clerk was proceeding to read, when In;
was interrupted by Mr.Springer, whoobjected
to the action of the Speaker in ret
using to entertain the motion for a recess,
lie said it was the duty of the Chair to
decide points of order, and that it was
the privilege of any member to appeal
from that ruling.
The Speaker?The Chair has shown
great (attitude in respect to this subject.
The pair, in fact, was not bound to entertain
the appeal taken by the gentleman
from Pennsylvania (Sheakey) and
could have cited far more decisions to
sustain him in that position, notably the
decision made when the Speaker declined
to entertain an appeal on the well known
ground that when a point of order is
once decided it cannot be renewed, even
though additional reasons maybe assigned
for it.
The Chair decided this mime point of
order twice, but was desirous that the
J louse might have an opportunity for the
expression of its opinion. The Chair has
now decided in accordance with the decision
of the House, and for that reason
iiu? rtiair declines to entertain the motion
of the gentleman from Pennsylvania.
Mr. O'Brien?I rise to a parliamentary
lUCHtion with due deference to the decisi-?n
of the Chair.
The Speaker?TJie Cha?r wa- aware i.t
that. I Laughter. |
Mr. n'liricn?ll the motion to take a
recess in not in order now, when willilhe
in order '
The Speaker-Tlie ('hair, of ronrne,
does not know wl.at is the intention of
these motiotiH, hut has only to look at the
etl'ect of them. The (11'eel of tlaem is delay.
He criticipcH in no manner whatever
either the intentions or motives of any
Mr. O'Uricn No one <>1 this wide of
the House de-ires any delay. (Loud
laughter. |
The Clerk was again proceeding to
read the decision ol the Commission,
when he was again interrupted hy Mr.
Springer, who wax insisted that ii was
the duty of the Chair to entertain any
parliamentary motion submitted anil
rule upon it, and that it was the privilege
of the House to overrule that derision.
[Shouts of "Sit down," ''Shut up,"
"Order," At.]
The House hit* voted (87 to 177) that
the testimony in the South Carolina case
shall not he read. Its reading, accord*
inn to Mr. Wood, would have occupied
live days and thus defeated the Presidential
election. A motion to reconsider
was then ntnde. The vote will occupy
half an hour.
Mr. Franklin moved, that the report
of the South Carolina Committee he
The Speaker It i-? not before the
House and can only he read hy unanimous
Mr. Springer?It is a part of the miners
that have been pent to the clerk's desk.
The Speaker -The House refuse to
have them read.
Mr. Springer [iiiui omMol) Hut the
House may desire to have part of them
' The Speaker -Tim gentleman from
Illinois will not say that the Houhc liav;
ing refused to have the entire testimony
. read, it is competent for the Chair to en|
tertaiu the motion to rend a portion of
the toHtimony. The real ditlimlty in
thismatter is that the law Him
Chair. The Chair hail nothing to <
with the reporting of that law, hut tl
Chair i* bound to ubide by Its terms,
Mr.Springer?To that, I do not o
The Sneaker?The Chair hope* nc
because the gentleman reported the la'
| Mr. Luttrell?Yen, and he wishes no
he had not, [Laughter.]
After fome further attempts at dela
Mr. Cochrane offered a resolution thi
the decision of the Electoral Commifwic
on the votes of South Carolina be ni
sustained by the. House aud he n<
The discussion wan opened by M
Hooker, who declared that in the case <
South Carolina, an in the other cases <
Florida and Louisiana, the Commissio
had refused to perform the functioi
with which it had lw?en invested; hu
refused to take evidence on the subje<
mailer, and that therefore the House wr
not hound by its action.
Mr. Lapham defended the action (
the Commission, and alluded to a speec
made at a public meeting in Washingto
last evening by one of the Commissionei
(Hunton), in which he declared that i
was their duty to stop the count, to do
If those who were making opposition t
the count thought they woulu lind in th
people anything but condemnation c
their act, they were very much in erroi
Mr. Uocde declared that the duty c
the Democrats now in reference to th
commission was to do unto others as the
would have others do unto them unde
like circumstances. Thev should m-ror
to tlu? K(.'publican party what they then:
selves wotildhuve unanimously demand
if the decision had been in their favoi
It was not only
to try to reverse the decision of the con
mission by any indirect method or b
any clamorous complaints. It was th
dictate of wisdom, of policy, of manhoo
and honor, to stand by the compact the
had entered into and to execute in goo
faith the law winch they had made. 11
declared that the violators of the penc
in South Carolina were President Gran
and bin creatures, and that the
there were that chevalier, Bayard, tit:
King of men, Wade Hampton and hi
Mr. Lawrence defended the action <
the Commission ami Mr. Franklin nj
posed it.
Mr. Banks said: Taking every vote o
both sides and making no question of ii
tituidation or armed interference, th
vote of South Carolina for Hayes an
Wheeler had Jjcen just us absolute an
indisputable as the vote of Mnssachuaetti
As to the Electoral Commission he sai
nothing in its act but the strictest ndhei
mice to law and justice.. Keplying to th
speech of Mr. Goode he asserted tlin
every white man in Charleston, capabl
of bearing arms, was armed to the teetl
not to sustain the laws of the State or c
the National Government, but as em
mies of both.
Mr. Vance, of North Carolina, paid hi
respects to Mr. Hoar, and imagined th
case of a future urclm'ologist standing be
fore the tomb of Webster and calling t
mind the imperishable words, "Unioi
and liberty, one-and inseparable now am
forever," and then standing before th
tomb of Hoar and recalling the word*
"Ordered, that evidence of fraud be no
received." What an epitaph to^tlie succef
sorof Webster, Choate and Suuiner. Th
column should be surmounted with :
representation of the stealthy foxdevoui
ing the Louisiana pelican.
Mr. Wallace, of South Carolina, dc
fended the State Government, and saic
that over 20.000 fraudulent votes wer
put in the ballot-boxes for the Democra
Mr. Rainey said that while South Car
olina had not been exactly in a state o
anarchy, it had been ho near it
that the army did go down there and ex
ert a moral influence, which had save<
the live?* of many men. To the gentlemei
on the other aide, he said that the col
ored people did not hate the Democrat!
party, but as long as they found
iii that party they trembled with fear lea
the Democrat*should he inaugurated in
to power, and in the name of tliat peoph
he thanked Hod that a Republican l'res
ident would be inaugurated.
Mr. Southard said they ha<l been to!<
that they had either to yield or snbmi
to anarchy. lie would avoid both usurp
ation nml anarchy, and would exhaus
the last moment of the last expedient ii
the attempt. In bin view, the true rem
edy was the enactment into a law of tlx
bill pas?ed yesterday by the House. Tha
would avoid both anarchv and revolu
tion. That bill meant peace and justice
Mr. (toodin spoke in favor of acqui
escence in the work (?f the commission
although lie regarded it a* it most nr.
righteous decision, because the peopli
would not countenance violence or far
tious delay in preventing the declara
lion of the result.
Mr. Hoge, of South Carolina, gave ai
account of some of his experiences in lb
last campaign in South Carolina, a
showing tne necessity for the presence o
troops there. JI is story was laughed am
jeered at on the Democratic side, partic
ularly when he announced that he repre
seuted John C. Calhoun's district, i'lu
people, 1m* said, iliil not want any nior
fighting, tIn*v wanted this matter termi
nateil here anil now, anil to have Kuther
foril I'. llavoH, who had had the hone?
majority of the popular vote, installed in
to oflice on the 4th of March,
Discussion was closed hy Mr. Tcesi
who spoke in favor of acquiesenre
The 1 louse proceeded to vole on tin
resolution of Mr.Cockrane, of I'ennsyl
vania, that the decision in the cane o
South Carolina Imj not unstained and tlia
the vote he not counted.
Mr. Walling moved to add to the reso
lution the words, "inconformity with tit
decision of said Commission."
Mr. June-, of Kentucky,oilered ag :
Substitute that tin* decision he not concur
red in.
Mr. Hale inadea point of order agains
the amendment ami substitute, that un
der the electoral law the main questioi
must he at once put.
The Speaker overruled it.
The question was first put on orderinj
the main i|iicstion, und it was 0 o'clocl
before the result was announced. Whil
the vote was being taken ell'ortH were he
ing made by the members of both sides ti
arrive at notno basis for a compromise
because ii was evident that hour
would yet be consumed in yea and nn;
votes before the point of reassembling o
the two houses in Joint meeting collhl b
reached. No compromise, however, bav
ing been el looted, Mr. Walling, as soon ft
the result of the vote ordering the mail
i|Uestiou wan announced, moved to recon
Hider that vote.
Mr. Wood (of New York) then ollerei
a proposition of compromise, which wa*
at the suggestion of tlie Speaker, reduce*
to writing, a< follows : The aiiiendiuenti
now pending to be withdrawn, and th
House to come to a direct vote on th
original resolution; the Senate to h
then invited to meet the House for th
purpose of continuing the count, an*
that when the State of Vermont shall b
reached and the two houses separate, th
House then take a recess until 10 o'cloc1
t to-morrow, There wan no objection made
lo and the proposition was agreed to..
le Mr. Cochrane'* resolution, that the
vote of South Carolina be not counted,
b- wan they adopted, and. the Senate wa?
w. At 0:20 the Senators came into the hall
mid the action of each house on the deci*
w nion Jiaving been read, the presiding
officer announced that the two hotiseBnot
y, concurring otherwise the electoral votes
U ot South Carolina would be counted, and
in they were therefore declared by one of the
)t tellers, as seven for Hayes and Wheeler.
)t Pending that action, Mr. Jones (Ky.)
raised the question that there were not a
r. quorum of the Senate present, only 28
)f having entered the hall, but the presid:>f
ing oflicer paid no attention to the intern
ruption anu directed the clerk to proceed
is with the-rending, Mr. Jones contenting
d himself with the protest against proceeu*
it ing.
is The votes of Tennessee, J 2, and Texas
8 for Tilden and Hendricks, were then
>f announced without objection, and without
h the full reading of the certificates,
n Then came Vermont, with four votes
s for Hayes and Wheeler.
it The "certificate having been read, Mr.
Poppleton rose to make objections to it,
but first asked the presiding officer,
whether any'other certificate had been
received from Vermont than that which
S had been read.
' The presiding oflicer replied in the
[j negative. *
* Mr. Hewitt stated that he held In his
hand a package purporting to contain
the electoral votes ot Vermont, which
, package had been delivered to him by Express
about the middle of December, and
j[ that with it came a Jetter staling that a
simihij-package had been forwarded to
' the President of the Senate by mail. On
learning to-day that no corresponding!
package had been received by the Presi-I
i- dent of the Senate l\e had tendered to
y him this package (holding it up), the]
"e seals (jf which were still unbroken, and
d the presiding officer declined to receive.
v them. lie now tendered the package to;
d the presiding officer as nnrDortinir to
e contain the electoral voles of Vermont,
e The Presiding Officer?The Chair lias
t Btateil that he has received but one certificate
from Vermont. The Chair also
statos that the law prohibits him from
lt receiving any after the first Thursday in
s February, Jlis duty is to receive, open
and have read all that have been receivj
ed on that day.
Mr. Springer?1 understand that the
n third return from the Slate of Florida
i. was received on the !kl, after the 1st of
January. Aui 1 correct ? (correcting
(1 himself, but still stumbling,)?I mean
d February.
3. The only response which the President
ti made was that January was not Februa .
ry, and he asked whether there was any
e objection to the vote of Vermont.
,t Mr. Springer?1 oiler a resolution?
e The Presiding Officer?If it is an ohi,
jection to the certificate from Vermont
f the Chair will entertain it, but if it is
>. simply a resolution the Chair will not
entertain it.
s Mr. Springer?After K is read it will
e be seen what it is.
! The President?If the member from
0 Illinois submits.nn objection to the cern
titicate the Chair will entertain it, but
ii he can not entertain a resolution.
e Mr. Springer persisted in his efforts to
i, have the resolution read, but the nresidt
ing ollicer was just as lirrn and unyielding
i- in not permitting it to be read, and lie
e intimated that if the member from llli?
i nois would not come to order the per .
vices of
Tin: seroeant - at - arms would re
1 into requisition. Finally, Mr. Springer
e undertook to nut his resolution in tl?o
shape of an objection, and proceeding
were informally suspended to give him
- time to do so. After about a quarter of
f an hour had been spent in fixing it up,
in consultation with others, the following
objection was sent up, signed by Senator
Merrimon and Representative* Springer
j and Hamilton (of Indiana).
? tiie duplicate return.
The undersigned Senators and memc
hers object to the counting of the votes of
Vermont, for the reason that two returns
or papers, purporting to be the returns of
the electoral vote of Miiid State, were for1
warded to the President of the Senate,
and that only-one of said returns has been
5 laid before the two houses. The 1'resi"
dent of the Senate having stated thtit but
one return has been received by him from
' said State, a duplicate copy of one of
1 said returns is herewith submitted for
' consideration of the Senate and House of
1 Representatives.
1 Accompanying the objection was the
following telegram, which was read :
liu itu no ton, Yt.. Feb. 27, 1877.
To Samuel J. Randall, Staler of the I Tome
oi Representative*:
[ The certificate of Amos Aldrich, as an
elector, was deposited in this ollice De'
ceinber l.'Uh.
[Signed] 1>. B.Smai.i.ey,
Clerk 0/ U. S.J)iMrict Court, Vermont.
Mr. Poppleton then presented two sets
of objection!* to* the voto of of llenry N.
1, Solace, one of the electors, on the ground
p that he was a postmaster when elected,
t and that the law of Vermont did not auf
thori/.e the appointment by the College
\ of Electors to till a vacancy caused by the
_ absence of an elector.
The objections having been read. Mr.
B Springer demanded the reading ot the
e duplicate return sent up with hi* objcc*
. lion.
The presiding otlicer (entirely ignoring
t the demand)?Are there any ftirtliej: oh.
jections to the vote of Vermont. After a
pause, the chair heard none.
Mr. Springer?does the chair decline
lo receive the return submitted with my
'? objection?
I'he presiding ollicer?'The chair declines
to receive any.
Mr. \Vaddell(jocosely)?Hcingo/iifwfc,
1 The Presiding Officer?In any form.
1 [Laughter.] The Senate will now retire
to its own chamber in order that the two
houses may separately consider and decide
upon the objections.
As the Senators were withdrawing Mr.
!l Springer called out that he now made the
" point ot order that there being duplicate
returns the case had now gone to the
' Commission, and could not be considered
" bv the two houses.
' No attention wattjtaid to it, nor to the
proposition made immediately afterwards
by Mr. Mills that the House pro'
eeed to elect a President, the Speaker do;
daring, under the terms of the comproL'
mine agreement, that the House now took
' a recess until lOo'ctock to-morrow morn*
H 'Hie session was resumed at 10 o'clock.
' A communication was received from
1 Justice Clillbrd conveying the jlecision
0 i>f the Klectoral Commission in the c ase
* of South Carolina.
14 The House was immediately informed
" that the Senate was ready to continue
* the count of the electoral vote, and at
l'J:IO the Senators marched to jhe hall
of the House.
1 The Senate returned at 1'2:110, and Mr.
. Ilohertson submitted a resolution that
I j the decision of the commission upon the
? electoral vote of South Carolina stand as
e ! the judgment of the Senate, the objection
e . made thereto to the contrary notwithe
e| Mr. Merriuion submitted a resolution
il that it is competent to receive testimony
e to sustain the several objections to the
e decision of the commission,
k Mr. I'Mtnumls raised a point of order,
' a:ni ar8l,e<| the Senate must vote wan gi
either to aflirm or :eiect the decision of of thu
i the commission, upon which point of capaci
orv?r ^discussion eniued. lcgeil,
i I'in ally, by a vote of yeas IS, nays 43, obtaim
the resolutiou of Mr. Merrimon was tie- power
Clued out of order. elector
Mr. Bogy moved that the testimony in are th
the South Carolina ca*c 1* read. He- when
ie0^J",y<"*>21',ns,v"'11' proper
The following is the vote: mint b
YiAa-Mesars. Boav, Cooper, Davis, The
haton, Goldthwaite, Hereford, Johnston, majori
Jones (Fla.), Kelly, Kernan, McCreery, decide
Maxey, Merrimon, Norwood, Ransom, of the
Saulsburv, Wallace and Withers?18. the gro
Nays?Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Bai- porting
ley, Blaine, Booth, Boutwell, Burnside, Carolit
Cameron (Pa.), Cameron (Wis.), Chalice, McGow
Christiancy, Clayton, Conovor, Cragin, Ingrah
Dawes, Dorsey, Edmunds, Tcrrv. l?re- Robert
linghuysen, Hamlin. Harvey, Hitchcock, the Coi
Howe/lngalls, Jones (Nev.), Logan, Mo In not
Millan, Mitchell, Morrill, Morton, Ogles- for by
by, Paddock, Patterson, Robertson, Sar- States ;
geut. Sharon, Sherman, Spencer, Teller, as such
Wauleigh, West, Windoui and Wright? Dom
43. . above \
Mr. Bugv moved, that the testimony in |Sij?i
the case of South Carolina be read.
Mr. Cameron of Wisconsin, said there
was no testimony yet in the possession of
the Senate, because the Committee which
visited South Carolina had not made its
The Chair notified the Senators that
debate was not in order. The uiotion of
Bogy, was rejected; yeas 21, nays -II. A Moil
Messrs. Ilayard and (iordon voted with Ova
the Republicans in the negative. The Colo:
two hours, for discussion then com- wj'tion
mcnced, and was participated in by Mc- l'V" eve
Crcery,McDonald, Morton, Bayard, Pat- without
tersou, Logan and others. progrepi
The debate having closed, the rcsolu- " ,48 ^
tion of Mr. Robertson, that the decision undlJo
of the commission upon the electoral rapidly
vote of South Carolina stand as the judg- !lt 8 o tj'
mcntof the Senate, &c., was agreed to? incuts li
yeas ill), nays 22?a strict party vote. corrida,
Messrs. Conkling and Windom, who dreds le
would have voted for it, were paired with l"c J
(ioodin and Davis, who would have voted lnc1n1|; 01
against it. publica
The House, was then notified of the present,
nntSnn rtf llio Konnlo un.lnflS.ir. !ln?ir r,
Rage was received stating that the Mouse congrat
was ready to resume tho count. parous j
The Senate left its chamber, ami hpon
returning, at 7:1">, the President pro it m. been P:il
announced that the Senate having ret ircil 0,10 Muc
from the joint session on objection* to m,wthe
certificate of the State of Vermont, am! con:
such objections would lie read. ,:;l' parti
The Secretary having read the varinii- what hi;
objections Mr. Edmund-* submitted a I11;'1' 'n
resolution that the vote ot Sallace, as an Mr
[elector for Vermont, be counted with the accomiii
other electoral votes of tho State, the Senate c
I objections thereto to thecontrarv not will - ately th
standing. admitte*
Mr. Merrimon, who signed the first oh- richly d
jection, said he learned that the return nainent
had been forwarded to the President of /P'C 1
the Senate from Vermont, and considei - w,lc bej
ingthe matter of enough importance to Uoue6a
bring before the Senate, ho signed the ob- rkoeiti
jection. It appeared, however, that the
other returns had not been delivered to The j
the President of theSenate and the matter lirst re
should be inquired into. appropi
Mr. Cockrell quoted from the Consti- by the li
tntion and act of 1792, and argued that who ad<
under the law Vermont had ample power each as
to protect herself in case an elector failed public s
to deliver the vote. Ho therefore fa- Asylum
vored the resolution of Mr. Edmunds. hours li
Mr. Edmunds said he wished merely tiled pa
to call for the yeas and nays on the pas- were s.ta
sage of the resolution. He did not wish acknowl
to dignify the proceeding by a single cheers
word. noticeab
The resolution was unanimously agreed children
to. who v
The Secretary was directed to notify hoys wi
the House, and the Senate at 7:40 took a passed t
recess until 10 o'clock to-morrow. Fort" w
Full Tcxtofthtt IlceiNionol flic; nte chat:
Electoral Tribunal. and Mrs
Washington, D. C., February 28.? Keprcse
The following is the text of the Com- tion coi
mission's decision in the South Carolina ceived v
case : seats net
Klectokal Commission, i sidedooi
Washington, d. 0., Feb. -J7. i poured i
i<)//ic J rcaulcnt of the ocnntc, tfr.: J(
The Electoral Commission mentioned ^l'r ''.v
in said act having received certain eer- ,em ?(
tificates and papers accompanying pome, ^'"plhu
of tin* electoral vote* from tlie State of remarks
South Carolina, and objection* thereto c<?remon
submitted to it under said act, now report m!1 n,er<
that it has duly considered the same in tributea
pursuance oi said act, and has by a ma- ?>?red an
jority of vote* decided, and does hereby ei^ 5,8 an
decide that tiie votes i?t C. C. Uowen, J. t f>'
Winsmith, Thomas II. Johnson, Titnothv Mariner,
Hurley, W. B. Nash, Wilson Cook and pliwenti
W. F. Meyers, named in the certificate of zen nni'
D. H. II. Chamberlain, Governor of said -V" ^ur
State, which votes are certified bv said Speaker
jiersons as appears by the certificates (?uv. 1
submitted to the Commission as aforesaid Speaker
and marked No. 1, South Carolina, bv aud spol
Commission, and herewith returned, are t.c
votes provided for by the Constitution of M . J\
the United States,ami the same are lawful* ?I shall
ly to bccountcd as therein certilied, name- what I h:
ly, seven votes for Kutlierford 1?. Iluyes, ibis rece
of the State of Ohio, for President, and it is. tin
seven votes for Win. A. Wheeler, of the the fewei
State of New York, for Vice President. Columbt:
The Commission has bv a mnjorltv of eral As
milM .lnr.i.h.,1 nml lio'roliv I.." 1 ..I..
report, tlmt the seven persons tirpt above in it, for
named were duly appointed elector? in and to
and by the State of South Carolina. other i
The ground of thin decision is : It ap- lutnbus
pears upon evidence as by theconstitution many ai
and law named in said act of CongrcFs is ami gra
competent and pertinent to consider thy years sin
subject; that the before mentioned elec- hood wit
tors appear to have been lawfully ap- to thisni
pointed such electors of President and have bee
Vice President of the lTnitcd States for gone. 1
the term beginning March 1, A. I), is", have mci
of South Carolina, and that they voted intimate
a* such at the time and in the manner acquaint
provided for by the Constitution of the year of
United States and law, and the Cotnmis* Among
si oil as further grounds for their decision Kxecut'n
are of the opinion that the failure of the and I tin
Legislature to provide a system of brother,
registration of persons entitled to friends ?
vote does not- render nugatory all those I
elections held under said tows friendlir
otherwise sullicien:, though it may be the no Ion
duty of the legislature to enact such a known i
law". If it were otherwise, all the ISov- city, as
eminent in tlint State is a usurpation, iiidgewn
Its officers without authority and social Kelly, <i
compact in that State is at an end, that .lolu^ X
this Commission must take notice that who wet
there is a tiovernmcnl inSouthCarolina, Thomas
Kepubliean in form, since its conslitu* A. 1?. 1'
lion provides for such a Government, and with wlu
it is,and was, on the day of appointing friendsh
the electors so recognized by the Kxecti- senceof
live and bv both branches ot' the legisln- must exj
live departments of the Government oi us. As i
the United States, that so far as this Com* perhaps
mission can take notice of the presence our accu
of tlio soldiers of the United States, in Possibly
the State of South Carolina during the duties, n
election, it appears that they were placed oiti/.ens
there by the President of the United wish tog
States In suppress insurrection at there- ing with
quest of the proper authorities of the years ag
State. Hut we are also of the opinion that I may I
under the papers before lis it appears that guida'net
the Governor and Secretary of State hav- and will
ing certified under the seal of the State After
that the electors whose votes we havede- solved Hi
cidedt be the lawful electoral votes of to the ill
South Carolina, were duly appointed as ai d, oliie
electors, which certificate both by the of his n
presumption of law and by the certificate with an ?
of the rival claimants of the electoral filled wit
ofliee was based on the action of the State The ai
canvassers, there exists no power in this and Mrs
Commission, as there exists none in tin resident *
two bouses of Congress, in counting the day wer
vote to inquire into the circumstances Mrs. Ha;
under which the primary vote forelectors the large
ren. The power of the Congress
United States in its legislative
ly to in?|iiire into the matters aland
to act on the information ho
cd, in a very different one from its
in the matter of counting the
al vol oh. The votes to be counted
ose presented by the States, and
certified and presented by the
authorities of the States they
e counted.
commission ha* also decidcd by a
ly of vote*, and does hereby
and report, that an a cause
foregoing decision, aud on
undi before stated the paper pur;
to be the electoral votes of South
ia, signed by Tho. R Barker, 8.
ran, J. \V. Harrington. John 1.
am, Win. Wallaoe,J.M.BJJrwin,
Aldrich, marked No.fi, S. C., by
mmission and herewith returned,
the certificate of votes provided
the Constitution of the United
and they ought not to \>c counted
at Washington* the day and year
ied | Samuel G. Millih.
Joseph P. Bradley.
< Jeo. V. Edmunds.
<). 1*. Morton.
George F. Hoar.
l'a r l Iniiii ami KntliUilajit ic
lion 10 l'rosKK'iit IlnyeM.
MRUs, 0., February 28.?The regiven
to President-elect Have*
wing by the citizens of Columb'ns,
distinction of party, U how in
4 at the Capitol, and in on enthujvation.
The halls of tho Senate
use of Representative*! were filled
as soon as the doors were opened
ock. Those who were a few incite
had to be contented with the .
rs or go away. Altogether linnft,
unable even to reach the step*
building. There arc many promti/.ens,
both Democrats and Kens,
from all parts of the .State,
for the purpose of paying
espects to the Governor. The
illations and wishes lor his prosidministration
of the afl'airs of the
for the <riaputed States having
iscd favorably at Washington, no
'stions a peaceful inauguration
'ongratulations have been hearty,
ling from citizens of both policies,
arfe significant as showing in
uli personal regard Mr. Iiayes is
his own State. The Governor,
s. iliiyes leaning on his arm, ami
mied by a committee, entered the
handier at 8 o'clock, and imrnedicreafter
those having tickets weru
1. Mrs. Hayes was plainly, but
resacd in black silk, her only orbeing
eception to Governor llayes and
jan in the rotunda of the Slate
t -U'. at.
moils of the Blind Asylum were
ccived. After singing severiil
iate Pongs, they were each taken
ami by the Governor nnd wife,
IregsQd kindly pood-bye word* to
they paused. The pupils of the
chools and of the ljunf and Dumb
were next admitted, and for two
!iey poured in by thousands und
-t the Governor and wife, who
nding the centre of the rotunda,
edging nods of recognition and
from their little friend*. One
ile feature was sixty very small
from :i kindergarten school,
ore headed by two little
ih drums and llags. As they
he rotunda they sang "Hold the
itli great gusto.
/clock thu reception in the Seniiber
was concluded, and the Gov.
. Jfayes repaired to the HouBeof
ntatives, followed by the recepmmittee,
where they were re
?ith hearty applause and given
:ir the Speakers desk. The outra
were now opened and thecrowd
n, tilling all the vacant spaces.
)int meeting was called to or11.
W. Curtis, President pro
the Senate, who made a few
lentary and highly appropriate
, declaring that the imposing
ies of thr1 day and evening were
? formalities, but the unselfish
of a people to a man they adi
a citizen and so highly respectofiicial.'
Ice club sang the Star Spangle
after which speeches highly comity
of Governor Hayes as a citiotlicial,
were made by Senator
nock and Charles H. Grosvenot,
of the House.
Hayes then took his place in the
* stand amind prolonged applause
<e as follows:
resident ami Ladies and Gentlemen
I make no attempt to describe
t..\. ? .1
Itvv ten uuring uic progress 01
ption, nor what I feel. Now that
lwing to a close, I wfah with
<t words to thank the citizens ?f
ih, and the member* of the (iensembly,
the State officers and
f Ohio, who have taken a f>:?t
their very great kindness to me
my famiiy on this and many
occasion*. The city of Coand
its people have very
id great claims to our atl'ection
titudc. It is more than forty
ice I became acquainted in boyh
Columbus, and from that day
lany of mv most intimate frieimn
among its citizens. Many are
look in vain among those wo
I for some who once were mo> I
friends. A few are here whose
ance 1 made during that tirft
the cholera?the year 1833.
these are the Chairman of your
re Committee, Mr. Wm. Deahler,
i?n Haw for the lirst time his oldei
Hut very many of my early
( Columbus are gone. Among
know ami remember for their
less as a boy ami who arc
^or living, arc such well
mtizens of earlier days in thiJoseph
Kidgeway. Sr., Joseph
v, Jr., Samuel Mednrv, Alfred
ustavus Swan, Dr. J. G. Jones,
oble, M. J. (iilbert, and many
e nearer my own age, such as
Sparrow Fitch, James Matthew
littles ami Dr. Douglass Ca-e,
mi I was on terms of intimate
ip. We are reminded by the ahthese
friends of the changes we
icct in the years that are before
for myself and my family we go
to return in a few days to occupy
stomed place in this community,
we go to other scenes and other
ot to meet you again as fellow
of Columbus. In that event 1
ay, as Mr. Lincoln said on parthis
friends at Springfield sixteen
o, that I trust you will pray thai
invc that divine assistance and
> without which 1 cannot succeed,
i which I cannot fail.
the joint session had l?een disic
legislators paid.their respect*
ustrious guest*, and Wui. l<eonf
Clerk of the House, on behalf
ssociates, presented Mr. i I ayes
elegant crystal and bronze vase,
h choice (lowers.
idience then dispersed, andliov.
. Mayes were escorted to their
. The entire ceremonies of the
o a perfect ovation to Mr. and
ires, and the gathering was one of
**t ever held in this city.

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