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| ? A sister of Spurgeon, the great London j preacher, has entered the pulpit. ? The owner of a three-year-old cat in Eng- j land values her at ?2,500. ? Augustus now compliments Angeline upon the perfection of her toilet by assuring her that she looks as fine as a hired girl. ? The presidential electors must meet at their respective capitals on the first Wednesday in December, to cast their votes for President and Vice-President of the United States. ? The slave trade still flourishes among the Mussulmans of Salonica, and one hundred negresses, lately transported there from the African coast,were sold at an average of about $150 each. ? Without decision of character, no man or woman is ever worth a straw, or ever can be. Without it, a man becomes at once a good-natured nobody, the poverty-Btricken possessor of but one solitary principle?that of obliging everybody under the sun merely for the asking. ? A woman in Sterling, Ky., recently adopted a terrible mode of suicide. She saturated her clothing with kerosene and set it on fire. Slje was religiously insane, and believed that the flames would waft her to heaven without burning.her. ? Governor Tilden is five feet ten inches in height, and is spare in figure. His head is large and round, his eyes are blue, his abundant chestnut hair is sprinkled with gray. He is sixty-three, and the family arithmetic shows that fourteen of his ancestors attained the average age of seventy-nine. ? Some idea may be formed of the vast number of stock in Texas, and the cash value-there a head, from a purchase made lately in the southwestern part of the State, of 40,000 head of cattle and 2,000 horses for $140,000 in silver, being $4.50 a head all round for cattle and horses. ? Ad athletic specimen of the Emerald Isle called on a wharfinger for a job. "The top of the morning to ye, Master P.; I've been told that ye're in want of help." "I've but little to do," replied P., with mercantile gravity. "I'm the very boy for yees! It's but little I care about doing; it's the money I'm after, sure 1" ? A drummer for a New York house, traveling through Virginia soliciting orders, remarked to a Richmond merchant that every one was cutting down his orders for Christmas goods to the lowest figure, but in almost every case the merchant added, "If the election of Tilden is settled you may double the order." The gentleman said that in his case alone it would make a difference of several thousand dollars. ? A New York State law of 1842 allowed Presidential Electors the same pay as members of the Legislature, $3 per day and mileage. A fterwards the salary of the legislators was raised to $1,500 a session, loDg or short, but nothing was said in regard to Electors. So that, as the law of 1842 gives them the same pay as members or toe legislature, it is now held that they are entitled to receive $1,500 each for their session of two days, ? The constitutional amendments in Virginia have been adopted by a large majority. They provide for biennial sessions of the legislature and for the disfranchisement of voters for petit larceny and non-payment of their poll tax. It is reckoned that the costs of the sessions of the Virginia legislature will be reduced $150,000 by the amendment, and the State school fund, to which the receipts from the poll taxes will be transferred, is Bure to be largely increased. ? On the whole, the delay of the Republican returning boards in all the disputed States about counting the votes, impresses impartial Northern observers with the belie? that^they are not sure of the result. All the ^^bsthern Sutes remain orderly, and thepeacable_appeal of the South Carolina and Flori da Democrats to tbe courts tor protection, has gained them sympathy in the North, while the suspicious dilatoriness of the Republicans in counting the votes begins to create indignation here among the Republicans.?New Yck Herald. ? Can it be that all the office holding Smiths have been colonized in Georgia? fhis record would almost make it appear so. , M. Smith, No. 1, is Governor of the State; J. M. Smith, No. 2, is representative elect from Oglethropecounty; J. M. Smith,No. 3, was candidate for Ordinary in Heard county; J. M. Smith, No. 4, was candidate for Tax Collector in Talbot county; J. M. Smith No. 5, is one of the most popular Justices of the Peace in Harris county ; J. M. Smith, Nos. 6 and 7, have just vacated offices, and J. M. ? Smith, No. 8, was commander-in-chief of all the deputy marshals in the State on election * day. ? Two notorious burglars, named Jack Hughes and Terrence Mullin, were recently arrested in Chicago, by agents of the United States secret service, on a charge of attempting to remove the remains of the late President Abraham Lincoln from their resting place at Springfield, Illinois. There is said to be no doubt of their guilt. It is now alleged that their object was to bury Lincoln's remains in some secluded place, and to give.them up only on payment of a large sum of money. They expected to receive two hundred thousand dollars for their singularly horrible undertaking. ? A shoemaker in Memphis has recently finished a mammoth pair of shoes for a negro in Arkansas. The length of the shoes is seventeen and three-quarter inches, and six inches across the sole. Tbe negro's foot, according to measurement, is fourteen inches * .? 1 11 I ! ,1 , g. arouna tne Dan, wmie ine instep is nineteen inches. The man is over seven feet in height, weighs four handred pounds, and is not more than twenty-six years of age. He has not worn a pair of shoes for years, and this pair is intended for Sunday, they, with the last on which they were made, costing sixteen dollars. This big footed negro is a preacher. ? Mr. and Mrs. Yarborough were married in Hickman, Tennessee, eight years ago. They were very young, and their engagement and wedding, managed by their parents, was devoid of sentiment. They were divorced a year afterward. This fall they met in Nashville. Mrs. Yarborough was yet only twenty-four years old, and had grown handsome. Mr. Yarborough had also improved in appearance. They fell in love, but this time her parents forbade the intimacy, and locked her in her room. He got her out through a window, they eloped, were chased by her angry father, were remarried, and now seem much better satisfied than when they were united without aDy row. ? They have captured a fish in Florida, near Cedar Keys, to which the inhabitants have given the name of the carpet-bagger. It has the head of a catfish, the body of an eel, and ? a ? * IV 1 i the legs 01 a lizara. it is auiea to tne screwfish, well known in Florida, whose habits have been made the stagy, of Pratt, ofPalatka. In the summer time, whenthe St. John's yields its beautifal grasses^itsWims up and unscrews its head, whiph, by thtfaid of four well defined legs, goes oat on the banks and eats the sweet grasses. When winter comes it goes back, screws the tail on, and makes the water of the lovely St. John's its home. Naturalists have designated it as belonging to the family of "Spiratus Arcbinadeus." ? In a sermon at "All Soul's Church," in New York, recently, Dr. Bellows, the celebrated Unitarian preacher, of that city, treated . the narrative of the fall of Adam and Eve as ^ a fable. He though that they were not at any time innocent or nearer perfection than many H^^sonswho lived after their day. ConseH K^Jhey neverfelHrom perfection. He human beings ^^^^B^Hfe^^^NH^^human race He contin^HB^^^K^H^Hfeljj^^Nilligently. calculable value. It devolves upon us as Unitarians to read the Bible aright, and to obey the sacred precepts; for those who do their duty the most faithfully on earth will have the approval of God and will be the most blessed in the great hereafter." After his sermon, Dr. Bellows repeated, in a thrilling and impressive manner, the Lord's Prayer, which he deemed the most perfect and comprehensive of all petitions to the Creator. YORKVILLE, S. C.: THURSDAY MORNING, NOV. 30,1876. THE BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS. After much delay, the Board of State Canvassers, through D. T. Corbin, of counsel for the Board, submitted a report to the Supreme Court on Tuesday of last week. The report merely contained the aggregation of the returns for Electors, State officers, Congressmen, members of the General Assembly and county officers, the result of which was published in our issue of last week. The Board, in submitting the report, called attention to the fact that certain votes had been returned for F. C. Dunn and J. B. Tolbert, and expressed the opinion that the said votes should be credited to T. C. Dunn and J. R. Tolbert. It was also stated that there were before the Board evidences and allegations of fraud and intimidation in Edgefield county and in two precincts of Barnwell county^ and that the returns from Laurens were signed only by two of the county canvassers, one of whom had signed under protest and had presented an affidavit to the Board, stating that he had done so from fear of bodily harm. The counsel also stated that the Board had allegations and evidences of fraud in other counties, but that they could do' nothing with reference to the alleged frauds on account of the order of the Court. On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court ordered that a writ of peremptory mandamus issue, directed to the Chairman and members of the Board of State Canvassers and the Secretary of State, commanding the said Board forthwith to declare duly elected to the offices of Senators and members of the House of Representatives, the persons who, by the certificate of the Board to the Court, had received the greatest number of votes therefor, and to forthwith deliver a certified statement and declaration thereof to the Secretary of State, and commanding the Secretary of State to make proper record thereof in his office, and without delay to transmit a copy thereof, under the seal of his office, to such persons thereby declared to be elected, and a like copy to the Governor, and cause a copy of the .same to be printed in one or more public newspapers of the State. Gen. Conner, who represented the Democratic candidates, submitted an order setting forth, in effect, that the Board of Canvassers bad canvassed the returns by countieajnatead^, oi precincts, a? a reauii yi n?D raany-erwrs*Tfnci Irregularities and di9crepaQcies in the returns and statements, and discrepancies between the returns of the managers and the statements of the county canvassers, so that it was and is necessary to confirm the statements of the county canvassers by the returns of the several precinct managers, that a true result could be arrived at; that the Board of State Canvassers had illegally assumed to include in their count the returns from precincts not named in any Act of the Legislature, and had received returns not authenticated or forwarded to them by the board of county canvassers, according to law ; and have failed and refused to perform their legal duty by excluding said legal returns, or socalled returns, from their official count. He concluded the order by praying that the Court issue the State's writ of mandamus to be directed to the said H. E. Hayne, et al., constituting the State Board of Canvassers, requiring them to proceed to perform their said duties according to law, and to submit to the Court their report, showing such performance, and bringing into Court, with the said report, all official papers on which the same is in any manner based, including the returns of the several precinct managers, and the statements of the boards of county canvassers. Mr. Corbin, counsel for the Board, asked for time in which to examine and consider the statements, on the ground that the allegations were vague. The Court then adjourned until Friday morning at 11 o'clock, after issuing a rule requiring the Board of State Canvassers to show cause, at the opening of the Court, why a writ of mandamus should not issue in accordance with the prayer of Gen. Conner's suggestion. While these proceedings were progressing in the Supreme Court, the Board of State Canvassers was in session. The following is a report of their proceedings: Wednesday, November 22, 1876.?'The Board met at 10 o'clock, A. M., all the members being present. The Secretary of State offered the following, which was unanimously adopted : "Resolved, by the Board of State Canvassers, that the votes cast for P. C. Dunn as ComptrollerGeneral and John B. Tolbert as Superintendent of Education, be counted for T. C. Dunn and John R. Tolbert, respectively, for the said offices of Comptroller-General and Superintendent of Education. "On the question as to whether the statement of the County Canvassers of Laurens County should be included in the statement, and determination of the Board, the vote was as follows: Those voting in the negative were the Adjutant and Inspector General, Comptroller-General and State Treasurer. Those voting in the affirmative were Secretary of State and Attorney-General. The vote on the same question as to Edgefield county was as follows. Those voting in the negative were the Adjutant and Inspector General, ComptrollerGeneral, Attorney-General and State Treasurer. In the affirmative: The Secretary of State. The Secretary of State submitted the following, and asked that it be entered in the minutes: "I vote yes on the question of including Edgefield and Laurens counties, in the certificates, and determination of the Board, for the reason that the testimony as to irregularities in the conduct of the election in those counties, is certainly ex-parte." On motion of the Attorney-General, the Board then adjourned sine die. When the Court met on Friday, Gen. Conner read the return of H. E. Hayne, of which the following paragraph is the main point: "That, having fully completed the labors and performed their duties in tne premises, a motion was, on Wednesday, the 22d instant, regularly made and carried that the said board adjourn sine die, and that thereupon the said board accordingly adjourned at the hour of 12.48 P. M. of said day; and at the time of the order of said court in this case, and of the service thereof on this defendant, the board bad ceased to exist; and that his function as a member thereof had entirely ceased to exist. He, therefore, respectfully submits that no further proceedings or action can be taken by him as a member of said board, and that in view of its dissolution, a peremptory mandamus would be unavailing and cannot properly be allowed." Gen. Conner then submitted a paper to the Court, communicating what had transpired since the last adjournment. The following extract gives the substance of the paper: That while these proceedings were being had in Conrt and the respondents were asking the indulgence of the Court, the respondents met, without the knowledge of these relators, or of any of the parties interested, altered the alleged clerical errors in fhvor of T. C. Dunn and J. R. Tolbert, of their own party candidates, and thereby reversed the certified aggregation of votes which they had V. submitted to the Court, and farther refused to certify as elected the persons who, in Edgefield and Laurens counties, had received the greatest number of votes for members of the General Assembly, as appears by the certified report of the said board submitted to this Court, ana thereby decided the protests from those oounties in favor -of their own party, and against these relators and the Democratic members from those counties; one member of said board voting againBt said action of the board in this regard Because the testimony was entirely ex parte. And the said Board of State Canvassers further declared elected all the Republican .candidates for electors, and declared F. L. Cardozo elected as Treasurer, T. C. Dunn elected as ComptrollerGeneral, H. E. Hayne elected as Secretary of State, R. B. Elliott elected as Attorney-General, John R. Tolbert elected as Superintendent of Education, and James Kenuedy electedas Adjutant and Inspector-General. It not appearing by the minutes of said board that either the'said F. L. Cardozo. T. C. Dunn or H. E. Havne withdrew from said board when their election was acted upon and declared, and then adjourned sine die between the hours of 12' I. and 1 P. M. ofthe 22nd, all of which will appe ?r by the certified copy of the minutes or said Board of State Canvassers hereto annexed. After a colloquy between the Court and the counsel, Mr. E. W. Moise, of counsel for the Democratic candidates, submitted a rule against H. E. Hayne, Secretary of Sta'te, to show cause why he should not be attached for contempt in having failed to obey the orders of the Court, and similar rules against F. L. Cardozo, T. C. Dunn, William Stone and H. W. Purvis, the other four members of the Board of Canvassers. - Gen. Conner submitted an order, wbich was signed by the Court, directing that a rule be issued requiring "H. E. Hayne, Secretary of State, to show cause why a writ of peremptory mandamus should not issue commanding him, the Secretary of State, H. K Hayne, to record in his office the certified statement of the Board of the State Canvassers, reported to the Court, and certify thereon as duly elected the persons who, by the said certificate of the board to the Court, have received the greatest number of votes for members of the Senate and members of the House of Representatives from the several counties in the State, and without delay transmit a copy thereof, under the seal of his office, to each person thereby certified to be elected to the offices aforesaid, and a like copy to the Governor, and cause a copy thereof to be printed in one or more of the newspapers of the State, and that he do show cause to this Court, under this order, by 4 o'clock to-day." When the Court convened at 4 o'clock, Mr. Corbin read Hayne's return, to the rule, of which the following is the substance: "That the respondent has on file in his office a statement of the Board of State Canvassers as to the number of votes cast for members of the General Assembly in the several counties of the State, and that he is now having the same recorded ; that he has also received from the said board a certificate of the persons whom the said board has determined and declared to be elected as members of the General Assembly of the said State, and that he is proceeding, as required by law, to transmit copies under tiie seal of his office of such certified determination to each person thereby declared to be elected. This respondent further shows that he has no power or authority to issue certificates except upon the determination of the Board of State Canvassers ; that the certified statement of the aggregation, Ac., was not and is not the determination of the election held on the 7th instant, and is not the certified statement and determination by law required to be recorded in the respondent's office." Mr. Corbin then read the following affidavit made by the Board of State Canvassers in regard to the rule against them for contempt : Personally appeared Henry E. Hayne, Secretary of State, Thomas C. Dunn, Comptroller-Gener-, al, P. L. Cardozo, State Treasurer, William Stone, Attorney General, and H. W. Purvis, ArfjUtant and Inspector General, who, on oath^/Says, each for himself, as follows: That he, H. E. Hayne, was sexafd at 1.30 o'clock P. M.; ho, Thos. C. Dunn w^^Bred at 1.30o'clock fli Mi) li , ft ^Cardo^^^Pserved at 1 o'clock P. M.; he, served at 1.50 o'clock P. M.; and he, H. W. Purvis, was served at 1.15 o'clock P. M., with a certified copy of a rule to show cause before this court, at 4 o'clock P.M. of this day, (November 24, 1876,) why he and they should not be attached for contempt in not obeying the mandate of this court in their case. That these deponents have received no copy of any suggestions upon which said rule was issued, and are not informed with particularity as to what they are required to make answer; that one mandate was served upon them as a board, which /innnAivrh fKovr Kavo ond dn nnf UnAW in jvhat way they have violated it or can be charged with having violated it; that the leading counsel for the deponents, D. T. Corbin, Esq.,has also been served with a rule to show cause why he should not be attached for contempt of court, which rule is also made returnable at 4 o'clock P. M. this day; that in the interval of only three hours allowed them by the court these deponents have had no sufficient opportunity to consult with counsel as to what sort of a return they should make to said rule; that the deponents, and each of them, have endeavored to follow out the provisions of the statute regulating them in the discharge of their duties, and they respectfully submit that a reasonable time ought to be permitted to them in which to make their defense, and they believe that if time is allowed them they can fully and satisfactorily answer the said rule. To pbtaiu such necessary time, and not for the purpose of delay, this affidavit is made. The Court refused to grant any further delay, and Judge Moses directed Mr. Moise to read the orders he proposed in. the contempt cases. Mr. Moise then read the order in relation to Attorney-General Stone, that he be committed to jail until he purge himself of > the contempt, and was going on to read similar ones in the other cases, when Judge Moses aiggested that it would be best to have each order recite all the facts on which it was based, aod said he trusted that by morning there would be no need for the orders, the parties hnvinor nil nicht to think over these things. He said he would like to have the orders at half-past 9 o'clock the next morning. The Court then adjourned until half-past 10 on Saturday. The Court met on Saturday at the hour to which it had adjourned, and orders having been prepared, in accordance with the suggestion of Judge Moses, reciting the facts on which each was based, he pronounced the following judgment in the case of T. C. Dunn : "It is now adjudged that the said Dunn is in contempt of this Court, and it is ordered that he be tineu $1,500, and that the Sheriff of Richland county do take him in custody, and commit him to the common jail of said county, until the further order of this Court." Orders to the same effect were signed in relation to the other members of the Board. The rule against Mr. Corbin for contempt was brought up; but owing to an error of the clerk in issuing the rule, a full copy of the suggestions was ordered to be served on Mr. Corbin, and he was directed to answer on Monday. .Tuat Drevious to adiournment the following IT ?* w colloquy occurred between counsel and the Court: Gen. Conner?I would ask that the court would announce its judgment in the case of the members of the Legislature. I would not venture to bring it before the court except that this is Saturday night and the Legislature meets on Tuesday. He submitted an order that the Clerk of the Supreme Court, on the statement of the board, do certify and declare who had received the highest number of votes for members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and deliver copies to them and to the Governor, and cause the same to be published. Chief Justice?Cannot you get that from the Clerk without our order ? He must give them to you. An order will not make it any stronger with the Legislature, because it is the return of the canvassers of the persons who have received the highest number of votes. Gen. Conner?I attach great importance to giving a copy under the seal of the court. Chief Justice -He can give you a certified copy, and to that attach the seal of the court. Mr. Youmans then submitted an order that the clerk of the oourt issue certificates to the persons who had received the highest number of votes for members of the General Assembly for the oounties of Edgefield and Laurens, ana that his certificates stand in lieu of those whloh. should have been issued by the board. Judge Willard?That we cannot do; there is no authority or precedent for such an order. If our opinion has not weight enough to be respected in the organization of the houses, putting It on paper would not add to it. Mr. Moise then submitted au order that all the action taken by the board or Secretary of State since the first rule to show cause is void; that all person8 who, under such action, do any official acts or claim any office are and will be in contempt of Court, and that jihq 1 Clerk of the Court certify aa to who have re ceived the highest number of votes. Thii order wa9 also refused, as being without prec edent. Members, then, have only to apply tc the Clerk of the Supreme Court to get?certifi oatea of their election, with the seal of tin Court attached. '' v ' On Saturday afternoon, between 5 and 6 o'clock, H. E. Hayne, F. Iu Cardoso, T. C Dunn and H. W. Purvis, members of the Board of State Canvassers, who were commit ted by the Supreme Court for contempt, re ported to Sheriff Dent at the Riohland coon ty jail, and were assigned quarters on the second floor of the prison. At a quarter tc seven o'clocklon the same day, William Stoae the remaining member of the Board, reported at the jail and was looked up with the others On Monday, the Court met at 11 o'clock when Mr. Connor said th0 nett case was th( State officers, but he was unable to proceed ic consequence of an order having been served upon him from the United States Court, now in session in Columbia, to which the case had been transferred by a writ of habeas corpus The Supreme Court then took a recess until- d o'clock. - ' - UNITED STATES CIRCUIT OOUBT. The following proceedings were bad in the United States Circuit Court, subsequent tc the transfer of the case to that forum : After the Court convened, at 10 o'clock, A. M., on motion of Mr. Corbin, Judge Settle, of North Carolina, and Judge Denny, of Indiana, were admitted to practice iu the Circuit Court* not being members of this Circuit. On motion of Mr. Conner, Mr. Bradley T, Johnson, of Virginia, wis also admitted, The parties were duly sworn. f T > CI-..I J T..J rk fiv. U uuge oeuiu auu auugo ovouuj appvai mi the Board of State Canvassere in their petition for the writ of habeas corpus. Mr. Codooi and Mr. Johnson appeared for the respondents. The petitioners (the State officers) walked into Court in charge of the sheriff* and tool seats on the right side of the Mr. Clark, who represented the sheriff made a motion that in the case of the writ ol habeas corpus the prisoners be remanded until to-morrow at 10 A. M. to give the sherifl an opportunity to make a formal report. The Court acquiesced, and, as the parties were in Court, remanded the petitioners back into the custody of the marshal. Mr. Conner, on this order, withdrew th< motion for delay, when Mr. Clark read the order upon which the petitioners were con ffned, as a part of the return. Judge Settle asked for time to examine the papers, as nothing appeared in Court but the a .1 Vi n order ot tne ouprerae e^ourc. Mr. Connersaid bis side waived the post poneraent for the purpose of going into the case at once and discussing the jurisdiction Judge Settle said that as the petitioner! were now in the custody of the Court they should remain there until .disposed of. "' General Bradley ^ Johnson briefly spok( on the other side. Judge Bond said the petitioners were brought into Court on a -writ, and as the parties wen not ready to argue the question of jurisdictior they should remain in the custody of the Court Mr. Conner read authorities to show that it was a caBe of State jurisdiction, in which the United States could not be called on to issue the writ. The State officers wefe remitted to the costody of the marshals and the case fixed for a hearing on Wednesday, at 10 o'clock. MASSING OF TROOSTAT WASHINGTON. For several days past there has been con siderable activity in military circles, by the moving of troops from remote points of the countrv and concentrating them in Washing ton city. These movements of troops, in s time of profound peace, have caused muct speculation as to the object, partisans of botfc political parties having gone to extremes and exaggeration in their proffered explanations The Democrats pronounce it the beginuing oi a scheme to secure a Republican triumph bj force of arms; while the Republicans say it is a precaution against a Democratic demon stration to prevent the inauguration of th< Republican Presidential candidate. Whatever may be the motive, the utmost reticence is maintained by officials, and ever heads of departments profess to be ignoran of the cause. President Grant is reported t( have said that he had issued no orders tor t concentration of troops in Washington. Gen Sherman also declared to a reporter that h< knew of no orders having been issued to brinj troops to the Capital, and seemed to deprecat< the unfortunate effect which the various state ments in connection with the movement migh have upon the country. The Secretary o War also said to a correspondent of the Ne? York Herald that mere was no iruta id ta< report that soldiers had been ordered to con centrate at Washington, and that there is nc unusual movement of troops. Yet, despite the denials of these prominent officials, with out the knowledge of at least one of whoa no arm j movement can be made, troops to th< number of twelve hundred have arrived a Washington, and apparently gone into per manent quarters. The movement, occurring just at this time, is suspicious, to say the least but an armed conflict need not be apprehend ed. The Southern States would not sympa thize with such a movement; nor do we be lieve the Democrats of the North would at tempt, by force of arms, to prevent the inau guration of Hayes, should the properly con stituted powers declare him to be duly eleoted MERE-MENTION. A terrible cyclone?the most terrible visi tation of the kind on record?passed ovei Eastern Bengal, India, on the 31st of October forcing the sea in upon the land, and destroy incr 215.000 human lives. Hon. Mont gomery Blair pronounces Wade Hampton's management of the canvass in this State one of the grandest pieces of statesmanship on re cord. Frank Moulton has withdrawn his suit against Henry Ward Beecher for wani of funds to prosecute it further. Th< electors meet to cast their votes for President on the first Wednesday in December, which this year, will" occur on the 6th day of th< month. 'It is stated that in the receni election 1,000,000 more votes were cast thai in the election of 1872. The notorious William M. Tweed, who escaped from jail ii New York some time ago, and was recently arrested at Vigo, Spain, arrived at New Yorl on Thursday last, in the United States steam er Franklin, and was lodged in his old quar ters in the Ludlow stieet jail. He is said U be much reduced in flesh. The peanu crop for tbis-year is 800,000 bushels. Wit! nine counties to hear from in Georgia, Tildei has received 121,584 and Hayes 40,775 votes showing a majority of 74,808. Tbe remain ing nine counties will increase the majority to over 80,000. Congress will convent on the first Monday of December. E B. Wesley, well-known to the people of Soutl Carolina as the holder of a large amount o Blue Ridge Scrip, has become the publishei of the New York World. Z.OOAX? AFFAIRS. CHURCH CALENDAR. , Services for Snafoj, December 3rd, 1876* PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 3 Rev. L. H. Wilson, Pastor. Services at Yorkville at 10) o'clock, a. m., and 7 > o'clock, p. in. EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Rev. R. P; Johnson, Pastor. Servioes at Rook-Hill, at 10) o'olock a. m., and 7 o'clock, p. m. ASSOCIATE REFORMED CHURCH. Rev. R. Lathan, Pastor. ) Servioes at Yorkville, at 10) o'clock, a. m., and 4 ( o'clock, p. m. ? . NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. I W. H. McCorkle?Cotton. W. H. A J. P. Herndon?Behind?No More?All Cash?Examine. , Hunter & Oates?First Year in Business?Dress , Goods?Millinery Goods?Crockery?Boots and Shoes?Ladies' Shawls?To Arrive. I I. D. Withers poon, Attorney at Law?Notice. I Benj. T. Moore?Hampton Pills. 1 Peter M. Hale and William L. Saunders, Raleigh, r N. C.?The Observer. . Wilson A Wilson, Plaintiff's Attorneys.?Notice 1 to Defendant^ ' DEATH OP*A CITIZEN. Mr. John W. Grigg, well known as a merchant at Bethany, in this county, died of consumption, on Thursday last, near Cherryviile, 1 Cleveland county, N. C. > THE RALEIGH OBSERVER. , The publication of a new Democratic daily . paper, under the above title, has just been ' commenced in Raleigh, N. C., by P. M. Hale i rand W. L. Saunders. Mr. Hale is favorably . known by his connection with the Fayetteville Observer, of which he was, for a number . of years, one of the editors, aud which paper, , for near half a century, occupied a front rank in Southern journalism, not alone for the en terprise and ability of its editors, but also for nnnoAFBoMom and tha reliability of its gtltO | 1U3 V/UUOVi ftvviuiu ? j ments. Mr. Saunders, udtil recently, has been one of the editors of the Wilmington Journal. The new candidate for public favor already 1 gives evidence of the ability of its editors, and : to our North Carolina readers who may desire a newspaper published at their State capi tol, we recommend the Observer as well worf thy of a liberal support. The price of the . daily is $8.00, and for the weekly $2.00 per p annum. A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENT8. > One day last week Mr. A. J. Matthews, an elderly and very worthy citizen residing in the Clover neighborhood, bad the misfortune to fall from the piazza of his house to the ground, breaking his thigh. On Friday, near McConnellsville, Mr. Philip W. Lindsay, Jun., attempted to mount his horse, which was restless and fretful, and after putting his left foot in the Stirrup, but before he raised his right foot to mount, the horse started to run, bringing its hind hoof upon Mr. Lindsay's ankle, and crushing both bones of his leg just above the ankle. nn antiirdfiy ft yvnng man nanifd IT' M Hofiver. from Mecklenburg county, N. C., who had been for some months living ? with his brother-in-law, James H. Hemphill, on the Armstrong's Ford road, about seven t miles from town, was thrown by his horse ' against a tree, receiving a severe wound on > his head, from the effects of which he died next morning. ' FORT MILL ITEMS. 1 Our Fort Mill correspondent furnishes as ! with the following items: In the late election 288 colored votes were polled at Fort Mill, about 40 of whom voted 1 the Democratic ticket. These colored Democrats have received diplomas from the Fort , Mill Democratic club. Mr. Edward Duffie, a worthy citizen, and ) for several years a section-master on the C. C. j & A. Railroad, died on the 9th instant, aged . about 48 years. i The notorious Chap McKinney, a colored i citizen, became somewhat obstreperous on ! Saturday evening, and was put in the lock-up I for safe keeping until next morning; but dur. ing the night some one on the outside furnishf ed him with a crow-bar, with which he pried r his way out-and vamoosed, t On the evening of the 21st, in the Presbyte. rian Church, two cobples were made happy? ? Mr. J. M. Spratt and Miss S. C. Massey, and Mr. J. A. Withers and Miss E. S. Belk? t Rev. J. B. Mack officiating. i ???* t THE TOTE FOR GOVERNOR. ) The following tabular statement gives the t vote for Governor, by counties, iu the recent '?A-? ? K? fko AAtinfv AnnvflQflpya election, txa lopv^i vgm wu? vv?uV of the respective counties, and also the aggregate voting population of both races, as given by the State census of 1875. From these figures it appears that there is an aggregate of 184,646 voters, and that 183,418 votes were polled for Governor on the 7th instant. Hamp- Cham fX"" Counties. ton. berlain. _ I ^ Whites. Colored Abbeville 3,852 3,669 2,928 4,951 AndeSon <155 1 124 3,329 2,215 Aiken. 3^221 2,495 2,494 3,473 Barnwell 3 956 2,778 2,583 4,734 Bt. 2 274 7,604 1,760 8,241 S;;: 15,032 7,398 n Clarendon.. 1,436 1,881 1,171 2,202 cSr Z 2 005 2 404 1,604 3,290 Chesterfield " 1,631 985 1,543 1,199 CoUeton 2904 4,163 2,478 4,217 DarHnfe 2 752 3,507 2,362 3,747 EdSefiild" Z 6 267 3,107 2,722 4,400 Afield 2 159 2,832 1,451 3,370 Gwrwtown 1 058 2 787 643 3,119 WHUfljOWWU,... .\,n ,W A 1UK. O 1AR UrAPnv A *.!#<& Lt": S *?? IS * Sf SS3S? SB! SS S3! SB :?g=. gs as ? 11 Marlboro .. 1,945 1,608 1,583 1,025 Newberry',:::::: |jg v?j. ? 3,TS . SPgE SB 4? SS 4'1 r ^pir ton burg SB S %S *B Sumter " 2 882 3 859 1.827 4,302 Unten 2^519 l|750 1,979 2,856 ' Williamsburg, J.75J 2,443 1,412 ?576 York, 3,233 2,447 2,789 2,993 3 Totals, 92,261 91,157 74,199 110,447 5 Hampton's minority, 1,134. ADDRESS OF GENERAL HAMPTON. ' Columbia, 8. C., November 22,1876. m. jL C^?>/A AK4IA/<?I/? 10 ineyeujjLc uj uviwi v?iv>im. y. t The Board of- State Canvassers have, by their unprecedented action to-day, shown, not ' only their contempt and 'defiance of the Su3 preme Court of the State, but their utter dist regard of their own office and integrity. 1 While the grave questions determining the j result of the recent election were pending be, fore the Supreme Court, composed of three Judges belonging to the Republican party, and in direct violation of the orders of this : tribunal, the board have issued certificates of * election to the Republican Presidential elec tors, and to Republican State officers, and ) 'have refused to give certificates to Democratic t members of' the Legislature shown by l the. returns of this same board to hav3" been elected in the counties of Edgefield and 1 Laurens. This high handed outrage is well > calculated to arouse the indignation of our - long suffering people, but I assure tbem that r this daring and revolutionary act of the board 3 can have no legal force whatever. I appeal to you, therefore in the fullest confidence that the appeal will not be unheeded, that you will ' maintain, even under these provocations, ' yonr character of an orderly ana law-abiding f people. I During the past exciting political oanvass, i _ you have studiously avoided even the semblance of a purpose to disturb, the public peace or to transgress the law. Your cfttse, and it is the cause of $)Offreseional govern* ment of the country, has' been carried to the highest court of the State, and we are willing to abide by its decision, feeling assured that this tribunal will see that the laws shall be enforced and justice secured. W ade Hampton. SOUTH CJLBOLLNJL SEWS* ?Governor Perry is nominated by "Many Friends" as a candidate for United States Senator. . ? Three hundred and th'irty-nine colored men, in Georgetown county, atthe recent election, voted the Democratic ticket. ? GoveMKhamberlain.has issued a pro clamation appointing Thursday, the 30th of November as a day of thanksgiving and prayer. ? The first cargo of iron for the Spartan* bnrg and Asheville Railroad has arrived at Spartanburg, and the work of track laying will be commenced immediately. ? The Sumter Democratic club .have pass* ed resolutions pledging themselves not to lend their aid or patronage to the Republican party by going their surety on the official bond of any of the candidates lately elected. ?The people of Laurens county an perfecting their "Labor Reform Associations," and are determined that those colored people who helped them to throw off the yoke of 'Radicalism shall not be forgotten. ? The elk attached to Robinson's circus had one of his horns broken off on the trip to Cam* den, which necessitated the amputation of the stump. The operation was performed by Dr. 8. Baraoh. <, . ? The siugle men at Easley Station, Pickens county, are so much rejoiced at the election of HamDton that they have nearly all concluded to get married, being satisfied that .under bis administration they will be enabled to support a wife handsomely. ? The Rev. E. A. Bolles, who has been, for twenty years or more, agent for the American Bible Society in South Carolina, has retired from that work, And 8outh Carolina has been put with North Carolina, .under Dr. Wiley, of the latter State. ? Gen. Hampton has written a letter to the Charleston Netot and Courier in regard to the proposition to present him with a home. He says: "I need not say how deeply this proposition has touched my heart. It adds another to the many obligations/under which my friends have placed roe, and I hope they will consider me as neither ungrateful nor ungracious when I beg them to take no further action in this matter/' ?Robert McEvoy, who was under sentence of death in Aiken jail for the murder ofMaj. J. J. Gregg, at Graniteville, last spring, escaped on Wednesday night of last week. _He had ._previoualy^ade--a?r-srtt^pE'^rWu cape, but failed. Some time after midnight, McEvoy succeeded in catting* through the roof of his cell and gaining a window .in the gable end, from which he let himself to the ground by mens of his blankets. He is a one legged man, and has other marks by which he can be detected. ? The Grand Division of the Sons of Tem pjrauuw WHS 111 OCWIUU ? vuiHiuum una nwK, The following persons were installed officers for the current year: Rev. 8. M. Richardson, G. W. P.; James P. Troy, G. W. A.; Oliver Hewitt, G. Scribe; P. A. Schiffley, G< Treas.; Rev; A. W. Cirmmings, D. D., G Chap.; M. R. Johnson, G. Conductor; A. 8. Todd, G. Sentinel. The next meeting will be held at Chester on the fourth Wednesday of April next. ? A fatal shooting affray occurred at Fuse's saloon, in Columbia, on Wednesday night of last week. Mr. Thomas Dent, son of the Sheriff of Richland county, was shot by John R. Cochran, the Senator from Anderson county. The two men were standing at the bar of Fine's saloon, when some dispute arose, which resulted in the lie being passed. Mr. Dent struck Mr. Cochran in the face, and both men immediately backed and drew their pistols. Some one snatched Mr. Dent's pistol away. Mr. Cochran fired three shots, one of which struck Mr. Dent in the arm and another in the abdomen. Cochran was arrested lodged in jail. Dent died on Friday. The coroner held an inquest over the remains, the verdict of the jury being that "the deceased came to his death by a pistol shot; said shot, the jury have cause to believe, being fired by John R. Cochran." Cochran Was released from jail on a bond of 14,000. ! Both are Republicans and were on friendly terms op to the time of the shooting. ? ? ? NORTH CAROLINA NEWS. ?Thefamou8 mining property near Charlotte, known as the Ferris Mine, has been purchased by a Delaware capitalist. ?Raleigh is making great preparations.for the inauguration of Governor Vance on the 1st day of January, 1877. ? A bill has been introduced in the Legislature for the repeal of the usury law passed at last session. ? J. W. Poe, a colored Democrat of Charlotte, has been apponted a Messenger in the House of Representatives at Raleigh, with a salary of $3 per day. ? Mr. ?. A. Vogler, one of the moet prominent, as well as useful citisens of 8alem, died at his residence in that place on Friday of last week. ? A white man named Harris was arrested in Rutherford county, last week, charged with stealing a horse from Sam Oates,, of Gaston county. He was committed to Dallas jail to. await trial. .......... . ? The official vote in eighty-six counties of North Carolina, and the unofficial returns " -? 4' ? TIUAH m matAM. from six oinor coucucBf give xnu^u m wajv*?ty 16,225. Two counties are yet to be heard from. ? W. T. Faircloth, of Goldsboro, has accepted the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, tendered him by the Governor, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Hon. Thomas Settle. ? Capt W. F. Avery, who for a number of years has been prominently connected with the newspaper press of North Carolina, and until recently editor of the Morganton Blade, died soddenly in Johnston eonnty, on Friday last.' A11.. ntin trilled r man named IXIICU vm bVl I WMV > ?? ? , Lilly, in Stanly county, several years ago, and then fled to Arkansas, where be was sob* sequently arrested npon a requisition from the Governor of North Carolina, was eobriet* ed in the Richmond Superior Court, last week, , j>f murder in the first degree. He availed to the Supreme Court ^ ** ,v?The Legislature was organized by the election of James L. Robinson, of Maeon, President of the Senate. He will retain his scat until the qualification of Lieut-Go vfcrnor Jarvis, January 1st, 1877. R. M. Furman wis elected Secretary,and P. M. Wilson Reading Clerk. The House Organised by electing Charles Pricep of Davie, Speaker, John D. Cameron, Secretary, and John B. Hussey, Reading CSlerk. ^ 'ML i BY TELEGRAPH. "UNDER JTHICH KING?'' Chamberlain Propped bj Federal Bayonets I TWO LEaiSLATIVE BODIES. WILL WE HATE TWO GOVERNORS? , HAMPTON COUNSELS PEACE! Columbia, S. C., 10 P. M., Not. 28. The military took poaseaaioa of the State House at one o'clock this morning. Guards were,placed at the main entrance, and at the door of the House of Bepreseutatifee. The Radical members were admitted today on the certificates1 of R. H. G!eaves,;Pf?ei- | ident of the Senate, and Jones, Clerk of the I Hoaee. The members from Edgelfatd and Laurens not having certificates of the Board \ of Canvassers or from Gieaves and Jonw, were refused admission to the House. Thereupon the Democratic members of the House retired, and are now in caucus. . . The Democratic Senators were seated, except those from Abbeville, Laurens and Edgefield, whose claims are to be considered to-morrow. The House organised with 59 membersfive or six whites?and declared themselves a quorum. E. W. M. Mackey, of Charleston, > was elected Speaker, and Jones, Clerk. X The Edgefield and Laurens matter ferred to the committee on privilegetmjd elections. | A large crowd waa assembled lo frota of the State House, bat they were urged byfien. Hampton to preserve peace at all beards. The crowd soon dispersed, after being Idased by Qen. Hampton. Geo. Butler and ilttge Mackey also addressed a large orowdpthe street, urging peace and order. Tfoptre no fears of a collision. jffni w. S15COND DISPATCH./: Columbia, 9 A. ME No?. 29. The Democratic members ofMt House of Representative!, with ReedishJwhite Republican, of Orangeburg, and W^jwury, colored Republican, of Sumter, noEnpering sixty-nine members, organized at Qpolina Hall Jast night Gen. W. EL Wal Jbe, of Union, was elected Speaker; John T. Sloan, of Richland, Reading Clerk. I The Republicans .will Vteiapt to inaugurate Chamberlain, probable to day. Republicans and 12 DemoSatsTlSe^Seiitte?*?. fmm Ahheville. Laurens Sid Edgefield not ^The Democratic Souse mi| at 10 to-day. SOUTH CAROUXA IFEBS. Raleigh Observer ot'Tuesday oiorKug: Washington, Nov. 27?Noqn.^Pwgdept Grant writes Secretary Cameron tn^Chamberlain is now, beyond controversy, fftternor of South Carolina, and remains to uflril the new Governor shall be legally inaujmsfed, and requests hi in to sustain GoveroorX'bamberlain against domestic violence unt#ot!ierwise ordered. In forwarding this to woiiral Ruger,Secretary Cameron says: "Advifct with Gov. Chamberlain, and dispose the troibs so as to qyry out the spirit of President. Ghnt's Gov. Chamberlain's request to President Grant came late yesterday. President Gratis called General 8herman and other military men to a corJai, woica iuteu uu umaunpt* Secretary Cameron replied, asking "if there was auything startling." "Oh J no, nothing particularlystartling; only Governor Chamberlain has made a special request for a certain disposition of troops, and the orders have been given." The President's advisers in the, conference were Cameron, 8hermao, Meigs, Barnard, and Van Vleit. Columbia S. C., November 27.?President Grant's order, placing the troops at the disposal of Chamberlain, while an organisation of the Legislature is being effected, took ppbody Here by surprise. It is partof aprogramme which has been developed here for several days, and which was coameooed today by Jodge Bond, in bringing the canvassing board into court on an applieation ibr writ of habeas corpus. Thegeneral impreenoa here to-nigbt is that while Judge Bm|d knows he has no jurisdiction in the matter of the board, he will go so J&ur as to keep the c*?e io bis court and allow tee members to go at large in charge of Deputy Marshals, When the case . Is argued be will probably pocket iibfc papers and hold them nnder advisement indefinitely. Gov. Chamberlain is retioent as to the uses to which the troops are to be pot to-mono*; Both the Democrats ana RepabHcjug*refuse to. disclose their plans of operations tomorrow. Neither party can organise the House without the cooperation of the.other, ? ?PL. M MWUr UTS quorum. iuv wuwvwwber of members >in the House ia 134.* -The Democrats, without the eight members from Edgefield and Laurens, have fifty-six, and the Republicans have sixty, while sixty-three is a Quorum. The Republicans will, however/act on the theory that ther* was no election in die counties of Laurens and -Edgefield, and that as 116 will be the whole number elected, 59 will be a quorum; that they will have W members, and the Democrats fid. witb certificates from the Secretary of State. In this^way . they may proceed to organize and elect a Speaker ai d canvass the returns and dhdare Chamberlain Governor, who would hhvS a majority of votes in the 8tate witb Edgefield ana Laurens thrown out. The Republicans will probably ignore the certificates issued to the members from these oounlies by the Supwme Court. T Correipondeace of the YorkriHe JBafiiier. LETTER rmik CHESTER. 4 Chester, November 2T,167i. ' An unfortunate aflkir took place at Lewis' Turnout, on last Tuesday night. Alexander George,- a colored politician of that place, became involved in a qnanel with'Sj^Gdrley, a white man, and drew his him, when the latter drew his pistsl%M},V$red, the ball taking effect in tbe atf||# bis antagonist On the next day D^J.-^Watson Tistiea worgc una ioum oiB^'i^lT6iy precarious condition. He didjwicxtiiwtthe ball, for he thought it best no^te^om^olitical differences-were the c?M afthe cnity. Lroorgy au rruutx* im uumumxaiu, while McCarley ahontefAr Hampton. Then followed personal epithets, attended by the shooting abose^ mentioned. Immediately af^ nnct wofd objocto The women fortoae tellers.