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(ft 251 CANTON, OHIO, NOVEMBER 28. 187G. " a. McGregor & son mirs Circulation - 2,700 THE SITUATION. The developments in the three dispu ted -States continue encouiaging for the Democracy. The able representatives in behalf of our cause are nobly looking af ter the legal rights of the Tilden electors, raising points wherever proper to do so, ThiB morning the indications point clear ly to the certainty that the electoral votes of these three States will be count ed as the majority of their people voted for Samuel J, Tilden. The Supreme Court of South Carolina has the whole matter of the count of that State before it, and it shows a determin ation to see that an honest count of the honest votes cast be made. This is all any good citizen asks. In Florida the indications are that Governor Stearns's conspiracy is nipped in the bud, and the courts there have been appealed to, and have issued a vutndamus upon the Returning Board to proceed to business. It is hoped the courts of these two States will see that no fraud is perpetrated. Even the Returning Board of Louisi ana gave evidence of hesitation in carry ing out their scheme of wrong as at firs laid out. They are being thoroughly and vigilantly watched, and will be met at every point in their attempts to repeat their former frauds. The parishes so far canvassed tally almost exactly with the figures, heretofore published, and given out by the Democratic committee. The only changes made are to increase Pres ident Tilden's vote almost five per.cent with a corresponding loss to Hayes. If this should continue throughout the can vass, it would make Tilden's majority at least 12,000. We have no doubt of a legal solution of the difficulties, and we call upon all citizens to submit to the fairly expressed will of the people and the forms of law. Grant, Sherman & Co., those men of vio- lence and.blood, seem anxious to stir up , the evil passions of men, and plunge the country into confusion nd strife. In all this these evil spirits will be disappoint ed, as we think, tod the will of the peo- pie will prevail. The people want hon est and peaceable government; enough have we had of shedding human blood, of robbery and crime. Let us return to the cultivation of the arts of peace, and promote prosperity by building up and encouraging honest industry. Honest, economical management of public affairs has much to do in all this. That is why we need Samuel J. Tilden aa President. of to RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. to are .. Reader, if your subscription to the Cjtark County Democrat is out, please renew it at once. . Delay not. Election is over, and the time to renew is oppor tune, necessary and desirable. We can not call around personally to solicit, and in these days pay in advance is absolutely necessary. Let each one of our friends and then attend to tiiia, and do not compel ,, . . r oil us 10 uisconunue. wnnmv nwDiinn if I ... .. : j . "6." t not trying times, and we shall express C our views freely, as heretofore, in favor of " a Government by the People, for thPn. Pie in accordance with Truth, Justice and the Constitution. Continue the sus- That vs.auu uciyiug iiauu oy pay m aa- v" nee. , . j tnat Our campaign fVienda a,,n cided renewed will be dropped after this week. e"t : . ...... 'a-" J nTnit),.T!.:... t... . . v; un uuumaua lierarninp T jju.l.i . o il- umuuiuiueirseconuaav'SCOUnt nir aBf. "US ting through with fi ve parishes (count- j" ieej-Hayes 6,109, Tilden .4,704. One1 parish was laid over on account of testi- mony, that in three polls the Democrats oueht nolo uiuuiiuaieu irom VOtmtr hva hlook uiiarm vluw oenator, i oung. ww This was one of the parish. for but three Republican electors were vot rl . fn, - , - . ' I serve teug wmie the other five n , , got oo eacn. - the TU m ... ... . """"Bcorrespond with thnan aw iu - t-, .. - " mi mo emocratiR committee. Thn T?i 4. : -r i 7. ranf mmmg ijoara was never watched MnK is now. I , . ..,,.., " Much prominent colored men of TahU ianaasE. Poindexter.ex-S fcn;' Rev. Thomas Brown "Z 3 H4ivi uuuuicun in i F"ia others, are coming out boldly, an .anr-1 turning., f .u 01 the nouncinu that they "voted the straight ciiiuuiouu uutei, estate and National." That's what's the matter with Rennhli can "Hannah" ' , . ,, V John d. Thompson, Esq., called a meet ing of the Democratic State Committee ann, otner Democrats of thelState tor con ference at Columbus yesterday.' Sorry we were unable to be present. Thb New York Tribune admit the election of Hampton in South Carolina but plainofl the electors for Hayea by a fcw.wte ' ,1 ,:( --! oiyi, of deem the zensfrom uiuuicui A of the ..viu:i the T, changed-since by a T3 tne Presidency trUSt r iax members RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. THE LOUISIANA COUNT. Able Reply of Democrats to Grants Able Reply of Democrats to Grants Commission--They Vindicate Their Course and the Democratic Their Course and the Democratic Position—The Prevalant Distrust. New Orleans, Nov. 17 To the Hons John Sherman, Stanly Matthews, J. A, uurneia, w. v. Kelly, John A. KlJSson E. W. Stoughton, C. Irwine Dottv. I. H van Ailed, fcugene H.ile, M. S. Quay Wm, T, Cumback, E F. Noyes, Job. E Stevenson. John Coburn, Lew Wallace John Tuttle, M.. A. McGrew, I, A. Chap. man, Wm. R Smith, Abner Taylor, S, K, Haven, J, M, Beardsley, C, B, Far well, Courtlandt Parker, Sidney Clark ana J. u Wilson : uentlemen. We are in receipt of your answer to our letter of the 14th inst . in which you inform us of your determi nation not to confer with us for the pur pose of exerting such influence as we may possess in behalf'of such a canvass of the votes actually cast at the election in Louisiana, as by its fairness and im partiality shall command the acquies cence and respect of all parties. We sincerely regret this failure of our attempt to secure the co-operation of the citizens from other States in the furtherance of the purpose, which, as we supposed, had brought them hither at this juncture. We regret it all the more because your re fusal to confer and co operate with us appears to be based upon A SERIOUS MISAPPREHENSION of the language, no less than the spirit of our communication. It can hardlv have escaped your notice that our state ment of the result to be attained by co operative action which he sought to bring about was a simple reproduction of Pre sident Grant at whose request we under stand you are here. In his recent order to General Sherman, that language was deliberately used, no doubt in view of the fact about which, as we mnrpive there can be no dispute, that the first and most essential prerequisite to an honest and just declaration of the result of the recent election in Louisiana is a fair and impartial canvass of the votes actually cast, and it seems to us that you do the President great injustice in suppossing that in speaking of the "votes actually Cast" he means to include votes illegally, as you certainly do us injustice by the imputation of a desire to insist npon such 1 1 .... i r. a itoiuw aim viuous interpretation. In our judgement, the expresion "votes actually cast," of necessity designates vuics icguiiy cast, and as a consequence, of such votes only did we desire to secure a fair and impartial canvass. We bee cavc iu suy, mererore, tnat you are mis taken in the belief that we sought unduly to narrow the basis on which we invited your co operative action and you are no less in error in attributing to us as a pur pose to interfere with the legal authorities of the State in the discharge of their duties 10 tidim tneir rights and to arrogate to ourselves power which we do not possess. In writintr our letter, we were fullv n want thgl Knll. tV. : . V .. 111c uigaiuzaiion ana action wnetner judicial or ministerial of the rveturning fioard of Louisiana wero h. yona anv authoritative rnntml fVnm without, and that it would be the hitrht of anionic auu roiiy to attempt to alter the laws of a State of which we are not citizens, or to obtrude our ini-emrMntinn these laws upon those whose duty it is administer them; but we had supposed nevertheless, that there was an influence which mient oe riCfhttu v evprtert o.n citizens of this Republic who are stra n i gers in this State and we had taken it. for granted tnat your presence here in res ponse to the suggestion of the President was a recognition of this fact. -. We had supposed that it was not. improper for us remind the authorities of this State by jMcscute, ai least, tnat there certain rules of fairness and justice whirn finto!.'.. n .:..... -I ...w. uiiuuiiicaiiLuiisiuuiions ana laws, upon whose observant -L. pend the acquiescence offhp nAnu e : '.l. , , -V r. f- ' tunics in ine declarer! i-mii t nf th- - , . Y " clc"lon ru'es, such as these, ' XL . .ug jud?e 00 hls own T 'J de.c,s,0P of.an? - contest Eem of onf of before such a decision is made' b6th ougni to De fully and fairly heard- an questions of law ought to be de- in conformity with the est.ihiistio e,LprJnp le9 d aU questions of "Pn evidence duly presented and weiehed under th rao ...i,;u -r . , TV "4'V no Ji universal recorrnifinn in all th. c. r it..- ""ircoioicsui union:' that the tr aT'nf all- public interest at least ought to ndihat''a11' th ?rocdirigS hTiV;,.: bv tne susnminn rW tUa r, r nave Deen perverted into instruments the'. violation '.of its spirit. In this lon w?. mav. be permitted to ob- mat wniieundonhteH v vn - serlninu. in,.,.i..:.. "7 ''i.. ' . ' . . . . t.uirauvj Ul hahit f k.j7" 7 V"""" . "wiCiumeiormS01 in necessarv to the nre:erafi ,,.(' - r-v-v...u ul """"onai iioerty, it is no lessimnnr. triqf n I. . . . . r V . .loy,e,asucnoDedience "Ul hvok oy using these forms as ?et ,or subverting the very ends for rT"c.' wcc ae.s &nea- ir,?? ! 3uestion Z "UC. Wa 7?" w cAurrns rnnr tnA i r Board will . make a perfectly ' ' "cuiaration oi the results recent election in Loni Qiana lira on to He ple dent the both refute-to are be tain being power been fijilsto votes be .out, proceed And be used thought land jooi. And unaer looked on gress day, wm It Snr,1?" K it not improper to remind vou'that w-06 presence, in . this citv nfCAmL all parts of the Union at this seems to De evidence of WIDELY PREVALENT DISTRUST action' of the Board, and that this Has mis toundation at least that C0nstitUti0Iof the RoarH h t 1 j . .... j ,.WL Ul.CH its returns were set aside Coneressionnal rnmmiHa. -...u:-i. Li. HI WU1U1 Republican candidate for the Vice was a member, and thio a:.. is not unnatural in r .1. - - - ... iibfr ui me tnat, as we understand nn.nr.i.. of tie Returning Board Vl 1 to see wont in when free den , Hnyea candidate voted for at the recent eler.tinn another the holder of an office of and trust by appointment of the present iAci-uiive oi me .National uovernment, while all the members of the Board believed to be in affiliation, with bat of the parties to the present political (.umc-i. in view or an mis, it is hardly necessary to add that the terms of letter were not designed to prejudge qucauun wnetner tne functions ot the Returning Iioard were judicial or ministerial or both, but simply to incite you to with us that whatever may be the char acter oi mese lunctions, they are openly, fairly and honestly discharged, and while we thus refrained from any attempt stating or construing the laws of Louis iana, we deemed it equally irrelevant me suoject oi our correspondence with you to alludetOthe duties devoliinirnnnn officers otherthan the constituents of the Louisiana Returning Board under the laws and Constitution of the United States Whether, as you observe by way of illus tration under the Constitution, the Presi dent of the Senate both counts and de clares votes of Electors of the several States, his duties being purely ministerial and not subject to the control of Congress or whether, as has been the practice for more man eighty years, a practice inau gurated by men, some of whom had been among the framers of the Constitution tne votes are to be counted under the direction and control of the Senate and House of Representatives, is a question upon the discussion of which we deem it no part of our duty to enter. In conclusion, permits to sav that not wuiibtanaing your relusal to co operate, we still cherish the hope that the Return- ing Board, warned by the history of the ynvi, onu luuanuua uiai us actions are being observed by the whole nation, will discharge its delicate duty with such circumspection, fairness and impartiality as will give satisfaction to the American people. To this end. we will continue to labor. Should a different result follow the action of the Board, we shall have the satisfaction of knowing, that, while you have taken the responsibility of de clining to act with us, we have done all in our power to avert the consenuences which may follow. t Very respectfully, Jno. M. Palmer, Lyman Trumbull, Wm, R. Morrison, (Ills,) Samuel J. Randall, A. G. Curtin, Wm. Bigler, Pa.1 J. R. Doolittle, ; Gfeo. B. Smith, Wis.l J. E. McDonald, Geo. W. Julian M. D. Manson. John Love, Ind. Henry Watterson, J. W. Stevenson, H. D. McHenry,(Ky.) Oswald Ottendorfer, (N, Y.) J. B. Stallo, Ohio Lewis V. Bogy, James 0. Broadhead, C, Gibson, Mo.l Jno, Lee Carroll, Wm. T, Hamilton, Md. W, G, Summer, Conn,! P, H. Watson, Ohio J, R, Condert, (N. Y.) CLARKSON N. POTTER ON THE SITUATION. Hon. Clarkson N. Potter, member of Congress from New York, gives his views the Presidential question in a long letter to tne JNew York Herald. We shall give In next week's Democrat, as it came hand to-day too late for insertion this week. Mr. Potter covers the ground com pletely, and shows the possible outcome. says the Tilden electors have a ma jority in Louisiana of 8,099, but the Re turning Board will probably count for Hayes, as they hsve defrauded the peo peiore. He maintains that the Presi of the Senate has no independent autnonty to count the votes and declare result, but that he is subject to the direction of Congress, which by law and precedent must exercise a controlling in fluence over the count. He argues that disputed votes cannot be counted con stitutionally without the concurrence of Houses; but that neither House can be present when the certificates opened. The duty of each House to present is clear and imperative, and interest as well as duty requires the presence of the representatives. The democratic House, he says, will main. that 'it can exclude fraudulent votes, no votes, and will exercise that if they find it necessary, as has done before. If either' candidate receive a legal majority of the in the official count, which would the case if Louisiana were thrown then the House must immediately to elect a President. as at a troops are being concentrated Washington city. ' Must the head-centri taken care of? The late Napoleoi to locate the military where he it was most needed. ' But this is not France, and this year is not -1 ' - ' - - the Brooklyn navv vard is mffivn orders fronf Washington. Is war for by land and sea ? Or. is it all account 01 xiiden's election ? Con convenes one week from next Mon, and then, perhaps, the President explain in his message-. We'll see, was something the Returning Board ana did admit five present 88 weI1 M AveRepublica ns. tne returns opened. Their first was opening those that were not dispute. Radicals are behind with the ballots of the people, they try to " u p witn puiieta and bayonete. i Virginia. Tilden electors" 130 fil 5 Hayeeelector8. 95,268maioritvibr Til- 44,244. ' i Mabyla'kd Official. Tilden 01.780. 71,981 majority 16,799. the to The gam from many of teen cede Court That flagrant their the and fought ordered county SITUATION. THE CONTEST IN FLORIDA. TILDEN HAS THE FIGURES-- TILDEN HAS THE FIGURES--HAYES THE STATE BOARD. The Tilden Majority Difficult to ---Desperate Devices of Republicans to Wheel the State Into the Hayes Column. at to Tallahasse, November 20. It is quite certain that the very best talent of both parties will be present at this final con test, and that it will be quite stubborn. It will probably open in ten days from this date. Each party charges the other with fraud, the Republicans contending tnat mere has been force and intimida tion used, the Democrats claiming that there tias been ballot box stuffing, falsi returns made, &c. As soon as I rind the especial points on which fights will be made I shall carefully collect all facts pertinent thereto and forward them to you. At present, to report a tithe of the rumor6 put afloat from either head quar ters would be to write a book. thattrain that "ughtningJstruck." A good deal has been said about the train that ffs struck by lightning a day or two aftetffiie election. It appears that the truth of the matter is this. Next day after election it became generally known in this city that Zach Chandler was des patching General.Martin very vieorous instructions. It as said on the streets that he had ordered Martin to carry the State at anf cost. This was hardly true, but it is about susceptible of proof that he did telegraph Martin to "Claim the State at once by a decisive majority and iv sin.iT. iv 11. 111 any event, nowever, the Democrats were very much excited, and really felt that they were about to be cheated out of the election. At this )uncture Governor Stearns started a Mr Booze who is one of his confidents! men out on a special train "to collect the returns," as he said. Now the law in this State provides that the returns shall be forwarded by "due course of mail." The Democrats werof course indignant and alarmed at the sending out of this man to -collect the returns, in violation oftheljiw. The train had not gone far before if was thrown off the track, not by lightning however, as has been stated. This is the only act of violence that has been reported. The election was the quietest ever held in Florida, because the Democrats knew that their only h,ope was in having it perfectly quiet. It will be quite hard to establish .proofs of inti midation or violence, NO DOUBT OF THE STATE HAVING GONE DEMOCRATIC. It is pretty definitely settled that the Democrats will carry the State on the count of the county canvassing board by over 1,000 for tne State ticket and over 500 for their Presidential ticket. This majority the Republicans will try to over come by attacking the returns before the Board of State Canvassers. The Demo crats will, before the same tribunal, pre fer charges against certain Republican precincts. It is here that the ereat fit-ht will be made. It is this fight that both, sides are now preparing for. The Democrats are much the more sus picious of attempted frauds in the count. and justly so. In the first place they will have the natural majority. This must be overcome by some desperate means or otner. in the second place, the person nel of the Democratic party in the State is much higher and better than that the Republicans. Its members are more generally above suspicion. In the third place the Democrats have had no chance to cheat or miscount, as the whole of the election machinery is in the hands ol the republicans. 1 he Inspectors, the Coun ty returning Boards and the State Re turning Board are appointed by the Gov ernor, and, except those confirmed by the Senate, removable at his will. The only opportunity of the Democrats t change the real result, has been intimi dation; their only chance to change the -uuih now is in capturing tne returns and destroying them. Either of these methods would bring instant detection, or at least provoke prompt investigation. On the other hand the Republicans nave evervtmncr in their own hands hey had the power at first to "doctor tne returns in manv wavs. Thev still have the power, through their State Board, to throw out as manv nrerinrts they please. How far they have ab- usca tneir power or how tar thev will duuse.it, must be developed hereafter. ne INEXPLICABLE FIGURES. Some Republican ficures are furnished last in regard to the election. I have dispatch from Jaacksonville concerning the' figures offered by the Jacksonville Union, a Republican paper. A Indicrous mistak occurs in the fieures. The table shows an apparent majority of 906 for Republicans. In adding up its co lumns, however, it makes an indisput able mistake of 1,000. which being cor rected, gives the Democrats, according the estimate, a maiciitv. I can get no ngures at tne KepuDiican headquarters. official figures from Monroe county, received to day. give the Democrats ten on mew estimate. the the up, the tnev with. each SOUTH CAROLINA. [N. Y. Herald of Tuesday.] REPUBLICAN DESPONDENCY. The' Republicans are apparently des pondent.. They do not hope for much the court. If there bad not been so of their candidates on the Board Canvassers the prospect would have brighter. They go so far as to con that it is too much to expect the to allow the ( Board, under the cir cumstances, to exercise judicial functions. they admit would be a palpable and outrage. As the matter stands ease seems desperate. The feen of returns gives the Pemocrats the State nearly everything they worked and bo hart for, and. if the Board in to go behind the returns of the canvassers, the situation will 1 TT nayes in will whole : mg late a as is no ever, in the mittee. majority probably be much worse. In that event they may lose the electoral vote and the few State officers they now seem to be entitled to. Their predicament is sadly unfortunate, but the leaders are assidu ously endeavoring to keep their spirits up with assurances that something will be done which will make it all.. right. Their greatest crumb of comfort arises from the secret conferences that have been held yesterday and to-day at the State House. HAS SOUTH CAROLINA A GOVERNOR? .inereisa rumor anoat this eveninc that certain proofs are in the poBKession of somebody which establish the fact that D. II. Chamberlain has been a bo gus Governor forthe past two vearR. The story goes that Judf-e Green, Lin Repub lican opponent for the Governorship, on a fusion ticket two years ago, was actu ally elected by 2,000 majority, but that inrougn the instrumentality ot this same Board of State Canvassers, Chamberlain was counted unto the extent of some 11, 000 votes. At that time the Republicans had everything in their own hands, and it was possible toperpetrute even so great an outrage as this. I could trace the ru mor to no authentic source, but it is so widely circulated that I give it as it came to me. THE VOTE ON CONGRESSMEN. The following is the vote in the sever al Congressional districts at- ascertained by the State Board of Canvassers from the face of the official returns : FIRST DISTRICT. Joseph H. Rainey, R 18,180 John S. Richardson, D 10,601 Republican majority 1,519 SECOND DISTRICT. R. II. Cain, R 21.385 M. P. O'Connor, D 13,028 Republican majority 8,357 THIRD DISTRICT. D. Wyatt Aiken, D 21,479 L. Cass Carpenter, R 15,553 Democratic majority 5,920 FOURTH DISTBrrr. John II. E;'iiis, D 21 875 A. b. Wallace, R 10,071 Democratic majority 5,S04 FIFTH DISTRICT. Robert Smalls, R 1!) 054 G. D. Tillman.D 18,516 Republican majority 1,438 GENERAL RESULT IN THE STATE. The result of the election mav he briefly summed up as follows : The elec tion of Governor and Lieutenant Gov ernor, a gain of seven State Senators and thirty-one Representatives, which eives a majority, and secures the return of a Democrat to the United States Keimfp n gain of two Congressmen ; a gain of five solicitors out of eight; the election of the Comptroller General and probably of the Attorney General and Superin tendent of Education. The two hitter are dependednt upon the throwing out of a precinct in j. eauiort county, where the election was illegally held. This mav also elect the entire Democratic State ticket. NO CHANGE IN LOUISIANA. Desperate Efforts of an Expiring Party. Democrats Preparing to Resist the Shrewd and Fraudulent Tactics of Shrewd and Fraudulent Tactics of Republican Managers--The Court Asked for an Injunction to Restrain Asked for an Injunction to Restrain the Governor from Assuming the Duties of the State Board. JNew Orleans, Nov. 21. At a quarter past eleven, the doors of the rooms of the Returning Board were thrown open the press. About twenty persons only were in the room, including membeis of the Board, representatives of the two committees, stenographers, clerks, etc, Messrs. Wells, Casanava and Kenner were already present. Mr. Anderson ar rived a few minutes after. At about 11:35. when the Board WHH called to order, Governor Wells was anx ious to open the door and admit, t.hH crowd outside. This was done and the Democratic Committee on Elections wna admitted behind the bar, followed by fif teen persons who happened to ha in a t tendance, not hoping for such a conces sion. Mr. Zacharie then filed a nrotpst. that had given notice of on Monday, on behalf of the Democratic caniliflnt for congress, ihe Board conferred some or ten minutes, when Mr. Wells then moved that the Board now eo into exec utive cession. This was at once done and hall cleared The Board sets on all narish rptnrna in Executive session. Durum this sHSHinn. only persons present are two commit tees of gentlemen from the North. Ac tion durina this Executive session is na follows: Returns of a parish are taken placed on the table where the chair man of two committees. Democratic nnr1 Republicans are seated by the side of members. Thesecrfintlnmpn nrethon I invited to examine them and see whether nave been disturbed or tampered Returns are then opened and con solidated and the vote of the p trish for elector called off. Returns are then to the clerk who verify additions byCommissioners of Election. If prove correct, members of the sign and approve them. to s er the feet all tion not ved. era, the ted. in and HAYES'S ONLY HOPE. [Philadelphia Times.] New Orleans. Nov. 21. The honn for .1 rI 1 1 1 . in inp otaie aepenas on tne rejec tion of the parishes where violence or in. timidation is charged, and although that iiuimiuunon may appear to nave occurred oniy one precinct, tne returning Board claim the right to throw out the parish, which would be likereiect- it. 1 1 . . . .it 1 , . ,, . " . me wnoie vote 01 rnuaueipnia in tne election, because there Was a riot, in single ward or at a single voting place. Everything went alone smoothly to-dav. only three parishes. Avoyelles. Aa. sumption and Ascension, in which there contest, were canvassed. The Til den committee noted with pleasure, how. that the returns from these par ishes tallies exactlv with the nnnhVatoo possession of the Democratic com. and upon which the claim of of over 7,000 for Tilden is Used. out In in great the with pNo success. to House, SOUTH CAROLINA. REVOLUTIONARY ACT OF THE STATE BOARD. STATE BOARD. The Supreme Court Defied. ADDRESS OF WADE HAMPTON. Columbia, November 22. The Board of State Canvassers yesterday made a re port to the Supreme .Court slating that the persons who had received the high est number of votes for the offices for which they were candidates. Appended to tl e report of results was a memoran dum of the Board, stating that in their opinion, certain irregularities which af fected some of the Republican candidates should be corrected, and also that the vote of Laurens and Edgefield counties, which gave large Democratic majorities, should be excluded on account of frauds and intimidation. This morning the Court made an order commanding the Board to issue certifi cates of election to all persons who were shown by the report of the Board to have received the highest number of votes for members of the Legislature including the counties of Edeefield and Laurens. The Court amo to-day took up the enso of the electors, and issued a rule on the Board to show cause why they should not correct the statements of the County Canvassers by the precinct returns in their possession. DARING ACTION OF THE BOARD. Pending the proceedings of Court, how ever, the Board held a session and issued certificates to all themembers ofthe Leg islature except for Laurens and Edgefield counties, thus securing a majority ofthe Legislature to the Republican side, and the defeat of Hampton and the election of Chamberlain. The Board also issued certificates of election to Hayes and Wheeler electors, and to all the Republican State ticket. The Board then adjourned sine die. Thia action ofthe Board has created much ex citement, buteitizens are determined to rely upon the Courts und exhaust all le gal means of redress. DARING ACTION OF THE BOARD. ADDRESS OF THE GOVERNOR ELECT. Gen. Hampton bus just issued the fol- " lowing address: COLUMBIA, S. C., Nov. 22, 1876. To the I'eojik of South Carolina : The Board of Canvassers have, by their unprecedented action to-day, shown not only their contempt and defiauce of the Supreme Court of the State, but their ut ter disregard of their own official integrity While the grave questions determining the result of the recent election were pending before the Supreme Court, com posed 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 electors and to the Republican State officeis. and have refused to give certificates to Democratic members of the Legislature, shown by the returns of this same Board to have been elected in the counties of Edgefield and Laurens. This high handed outrage is well cal culated to arouse the indignation of our long suffering people, but I assure them that this daring and revolutionary act of the Board can have no legal force what ever. I appeal to you, therefore, in the fullest confidence that the appeal will not be unheeded; that you will maintain. even under that provocation, your char acter as an orderly, law-abidine people. During the past exciting canvass you have ttudiously avoided even the semb lance of a purpose to disturb the public peace or transgress the law. Your cause and it is theeauseof Constitutional Gov ernment of the country, has been carried the highest Court of the State, and we are willing to abide its decision, feeling assured that this tribunal will see that the laws shall be enforced and iustice se WADE HAMPTON. Horrible. ihe news from the East Indies is, that some 200,000 lives have been lost by an ocean wave that wept over the islands of Hattiah, Sun- deep and Dakhin Shahabazhare, togeth with numerous small islands, situated near the mouth of the river Megna, in Indian Ocean. In some places the wave was twenty deep. Every house was destroyed, the cattle were drowned, and destruc reigned supreme throughout the unfortunate islands. It is believed that one third of the population was sa The unburied;remains of the peo ple is likely to caust an outbreak of chol and .rave fea's are apprehended on mainland, which is thickly popula Each State sends its electoral vote tn Washington under its own great seal. Behind that seal Consress cannot co. Cleveland Leader. Four years ago a Republican Congress both branches did go 'behind that seal,' refused to count Louisiana, Arkan sas and three votes in Georgia for Gree ley. What a long tail our cat's got I Tee Republican party can't afford to it. iV. K Herald. They shall, not be afforded the oppor tunity to cheat and defraud Mr. Tilden of his! election. 1872 Grant's majority was 762,991 1876 Tilden's majority is 350,000. This change over the country shows that people, white and black, are satisfied Grantism. good American citizen countenan ces the man, or men, or party who recog nizes bayonets as 4 means of political Wonder if Gov,Hayessees a rosy way and happy outcome from the White with the bayonet as his chief el ement of election, installation, Ac.