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Ian? f!pnn I f) Mfilaeea NEW CEOP RICE, New Kasins, Prunes, Cur rants, Maccaroni, Cheese, Fresh Canned Peaches, Pine Apples, Tomatoes, Cove Oysters, Salmon and Sardines, Etc. For sale Cheap by Keesee & November 4, 1876-tf. JOB PRINTING, of any itiisrr, Como to tho Chroziiclo Office. 23 H il la MERCHANT I -w"W w 1 T t Wagons, Sporting and Spring examine. All goods are war OTHER WHISKIES, lorthington. ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE ", UA'ITED STATES. The.' committee of visiting Demo crats issue the following address : New Orleans, La.. Deo.l. To the Petmle of the United itatet: Un our arrival here, in caftiDg about for ap proaehing to tho officials who control the election ot tnis Btate, we disco? ered that they were all of one politi cal party,. and that the Governor had appointed none but liepublican super visors of elections, and that the re turning officers constituting the State n . 1 11 board were ot tne same political scnoi. Influenced by these inauspicious sur roundings, our thoughts and hopes were turned towards the eminent gen tlemen who had been selected by the president to be present and see that the isoard ot Canvassers made stair count of the votes actually cast, and on the 14th of .November we invited these irentlemen to meet cud confer with us This co-operation was declined: but we nevertheless have reason to believe that to this correspondence may be at tributed the invitation to us on the 18th ult., by the Returning Board, to attend and be present at its meetings as spectators, and witnesses of its proceed ings.. Through this courtesy, and the services of a competent stenographer we became possessed of all the essen tial facts developed od the face of the official papers. We have been furn ished with a certified copy ot the dupli cate statements of votes made by the commissioners of election at each place of voting in the State. From these statements it appears that the Tilden electors received the following votes, to-wit : - . McEnery.... 83,712 8U Martin. 83,676 De Bl arie...w.8i,667 Cobb..., H3.579 Poche ....tS,529 Seay ... ....83,842 The Hayes electors received the fol lowing, namely : ... Kelloag.. 77,152 Barch ...n.lW rosrh 74.889 KbeldoB.. ....74,844 Marks .. 7521 Levissee , 7o7l Brewster .7...75,4d7 Jeffnon .. 75,o!M The result of the vote for president ial electors, as disclosed on the face of the returns opened oy tne xveturmng Board in our presence, was as tollows; FOB, THE TILDES ELECTORS. McEnery..... St. Martin DeBlaue... Cobb............ 82,223 .K2,12fl .82,065 81,939 Wickliffe. Poche.... Seay. Cross . 82,3-28 ..82,036 ..82,24 ..82,109 FOB THE HATES ELECTORS.- Kellogg. Josej 1 .... Marks..... Brewster.... ....77.023 ...74,642 ....75,087 .......7570 Burch....... Blieldon.... . Levissee Jeffrlon .76,9S3 ...74,678 75,157 ...7d,390 In most cases the returns opened by the Returning isoard" corresponded precisely with the certified copies of the statements of the commissioners ol election furnished us. The most ma terial difference arose from the failure of the'supervisors of East Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa and of Orleans to forward the statements of votes irom all the voting places in their respective par ishes. In thirtv-five out of the thirty-eight States in the Union these figures would be conclusive No one would ckim that Tilden and Hendricks were not entitled to the electoral vote of the State. But in Louisiana a tribunal has been set up which on former oc casions has overthrown the will of the people as expressed at the polls, and tor wnicn tne power is now ciaimeu ic its discretion to change the result of the popular vote at the recent election. In view, however, of the returns and iUa low ond funta wViif' ahmild iontrnl the Returning Boarith which we have made ourselves iduniliar, we have no hesitation in sayinHlhat the result shown by the votes -tually cast can not be - chajgeL.wieat tb.,ij)pable abuse of the letter and spirit of the law governing the Returning Board, and a manliest perversion ui me lauia uciuig it. Irregularities nave Deen commit ted in some instances on the part of officers conduotmg the elections and in making returns, but they are about as much on one side as the other; and as to intimidation, violence, or other ille gal acts preventing a free and fair elec tion, there is evidence on both sides, but not of such a character as to affect the general result, in most instances, the acts of violence proceeded from mere lawlessness, as in the case of Harry and Eliza Pinkston, and had no connection with politics. It is a sig nificant fact that in the parishes.wuere it is alleged that voters were kept from the do Is by intimidation, tne total vote of such parishes was as large as at any time heretofore, and in the whole State is 1,500 above any vote heretofore cast. An houest and fair canvass of the re turns, even under the Louisiana law, cannot materially reduce Tilden's majority as shown on the face of the returns. John M. Palmer, Lyman Trumbull, Wm. Bigleu, George B. Smith, George V. Julian, II. H. Watson. KETUiaiXU BOARD ASA. OF LODISI. Proceedings In the Case Pinkston. Of Eliza New Orleans, Nov. 29. The foU lowing were the proceedings before the Returning Board yesterday after noon : Eliza Pinkston (colored) one of the witnesses, was brought in on a chair by a couple of colored men, attended by a colored woman. The witness was sworn, and the following interrogations were propounded to her by Gen. An derson: Question Do you live in ward one, known as the island, in the parish of Ouachita? Answer I don't know nothing about the wards. I live in Ouachita paiish, . at Hugh Young's place. Question Do you know what has become of your husband, Henry Piuk ston ? Answer Yes, sir. Q Was he killed in the day or night time? A. He was killed in the night, in the morning, before day. Q. Was he in the house and in bed when his murderers attacked him? A. Yes, sir. Q. Give the names of those who attacked and the manner in which he was treated and killed ? A. Dr. Young was the first who attacked at my door. Mr. Morey Please propound the question so that she may understand it. General Anderson lou say that Dr. Young was there? The witnesss He was the first one. They ail rode by, thirty or lorty, and they said, "Is Henry in? A lriend of Henry's is come to guide him to Monroe." I said "But, doctor, you're not Henry's friend." I peeped through the crack, and Earler burst the door open. Capt. Craig cried out, "Gag him. He votes no Radical ticket. He may vote in hell. He has voted thus far, and he may vote it no farther." They came in the house, and they gagged him ; that is when they cut him on the leg. I said, "Oh, Lord, don't kill my hus band; that is all I have got." One man struck me in the face and on the head with his pistol. They said, "Leave the d d s n of a b h." I said. "That is my husband.' I grabbed' Dr. Young, and he struck me with his pistol and knocked me down on tne hearth. President Wells How many others beside Dr. Young ? The witness There were several. I was a stranger in that parish. I knowed no more than what each other called names. Frank Derms, I know him because he had his nose off ; he was the only one. and Captain Tebault, that I knowed personally. Q. Why did those parties attack him and kill him? A. They tied his legs together and dragged him oat or tne door, and snot him seven times They had a pocket haudkerchief over his mouth. President Wens How many times did they shoot him? .The witness Every time he was shot he drew his breath. They shot him seven times Q. State what those parties told your husband about fooling them as to joining their Democratic club? A. He told them that he had fooled them thus. faT, and he would fool them no further. One man aid, "Hurrah for Brewster," and he said' "I reckon by daylight Brewster would be damn sorry that he cot in this Darish." . Q. Was not Henry Pinkston an ac tive liepublican, and was he not killed on that account A. He was killed because he was a Republican. Thev finally got him Tebault said, "Give him hell, the d d son of a b h. He will vote no more T J- l.'l . IT , .... xvauicai ucseis. lie win vote iz in hell." . . Q. State how rou were treated, and who ill-treated you. , . A. I will tell you. The doctor, the same man that shot Henry, shet me once. Some of them, I did not know who they were, had dealings with me, and one spoke to another and said, "I want some of that". They held my legs up, and jumped on me. President Wells Did you see them that shot you ? - .' s Ibe witness Yes. sir. Thev shot metwice. When they came in the house they told me to put my baby down." I told them, "No. sir." Question What became of vour child ? If it was killed, who did it ? Answei They came in the house and said, "Put your baLy down." I said, "Oh no, sir. What do yon want to kill me for? I am nothing but a woman. If you kill me kill the whole of us." They cut mv babv's throat from ear to ear. I raised my hands, and I let my baby fall. They wanted to take something from me before they killed me. Two of them had dealings with me. I ran under the bed. When he shot me in the leg, I ran under the bed. They caught me by the leg and ailed me oat and broke the bed. hey cat me with the ax. One man said : "If you are going to kill the wo man, don't be bothering with her:" I and they wanthed to kill me, and he out me with a knife. I struck him, and it flew up and they never saw it again. They got another knife and they cut and stabbed me, and they cut me on the legs with the ax, and on the side. ' : At this point the woman unfastened her dress and exposed her breast. which was all cut up, and a most hor rible sight to look at. The effort of the examination caused her to faint, and the examination was therefore de- ayed a few moments, until she had re covered. , Q. In your last answer you stated that your child was killed. What be came ot your child s body ( A. They threw it in the lake, and we did not bud it again under eleven days. U. Do you know or any one else who was killed, shot or whipped on account of their politics ? A. I don't know, sir, notbin about it. I walked down to the river, and I seen Marion Rhodes in there with his guns out. - Q. Do you know of any one who were driven away from their homes on account of their politics ? A. I don't know what you call politics. 1 don t know who they drove away, but me. All I know is about myself. Q. Did not many colored voters have to leave their homes at night through fear of those armed men ri ding over the parish at night? A. Yes, sir : 1 went to a heep or people s houses, and they were lying out in the woods to keep from the bulldozers. Two of them stayed tip to the gin house. Both were women. President Wells You said that your husband had been thrown down. What was the action - of the parties that threw your husband down ? What portion of his body did they cut? Did they cut any portion of his body ? A. Oh, yes; they put a knife through and through Dim. lou could bear the knife grinding like you cut new leather. Capt. Tebault told somebody to jerk his arms out. President Wells What part of his body was cut ? A. He was cut down below, and he was out in the ear. O. You state m your answer that they had treated you improperly in re gard to your person ; that they had improper intercourse with you. Was that before or after you were shot? A. That was before I was shot. They did nothing but this, and they asked the boys if any more of them wanted some, and they went to shoot me. This thing was done outside in the moonshine. They took au ax to cut me. but the ax flew off the handle. President Wells They first chopped you with an ax ? Answer Yes, sir, and struck me in the head with a pis tol. They killed my child when they were fooling with me. After they had killed my child, I went to fight them with all my might. Then Logan stamped me here (pointing to her breast), and somebody knocked out all my jaw teeth, and 1 did not nave a hollow tooth in my head. Mr. Gauthereaux Would we be al lowed to put a question to the witness? President Wells You ought to file your cross-interrogation9. -Mr. Gauthereaux What we want is the fuller investigation of the case, and there seems to mo there could be no objection ou the part of the board to any question that can throw any light on this investigation. I would like to ask this question of the wit ness, whether she did not, on the morn ing after the occurrence, state to John Swanson and Tidwell that a oolored man had killed her husband? The witness (emphatically) Oh, no, they were not there. There were two colored men there, but Tidwell told me not to tell who they were. On, no, oh, no. No, no, no, we ain't going to have that way. Oh, no, sir. They were white men. They all came back, and tried to kill me, but they can not have anything that way. TESTMONY OF CHARLES TIDWELL. New Orleans, Nov. 30. Before the Returning Board yesterday Charles Tidwell, of Ouachita, a witness in re buttal of the testimony of Mrs. Eliza Pinkston, was introduced by the Demo cratic Conservative Committee. The interrogatories were propounded to him by Gen. Anderson, lie testified as follows: My name is Charles Tidwell, I am a farmer. I live on the Ouachita river, about twenty mites from Monroe. I have known Eliza Pinkston for eight teen or twenty years. Her character is very bad ; knew her in Alabama. She belonged to my family. I knew Henry Pinkston. laid not know much of him. I have known him for about two years in a general way. He was a very quiet negro. Ilia wife came to my house about five o'clock Sunday morning, and told me four or five ne groes had come to her house and killed her husband, and beat her nearly to death, and killed her child : and after it got day daylight, I went down there and saw him. lie was dead. I asked what had been done with the child. She said she had laid it in the cradle, but the child was not there. I don't know anything about any threats hav ing been made by Henry Pinkston, only that the negroes said, what she said. My negroes told me there had been such a conversation in the field. I did not hear it. When. I left Ala bama, Mrs. Pinkston was there injail. I don'C know whether it was for steal ing or fighting. It was the cause of my leaving there without her. As I understood this matter irom the ne groes, Pinkston had a bad fight with a negro called Alexander Brooks. I did not see the fight, : but have been told it was a very bad oue ; at least it terminated badly for Brooks. -From what the negroes eay, Pinkston stated that he wanted to renew it. and Brooks stated that he had fought him the last time with his hats, and that he had his time and place fixed for him. That ia all hearsay with me. I know nothing of it of my of my own knowledge, but I think - you will have witnesses here who heard it. I had conversation with Mrs. Pinkston as- to the murder of her husband. She told me there were five or six diggers come to her house, and toot rintston out and killed him, and tried to kill her and her child. She was in my house when she made that statement. She came about 5 o'clock and woke me up. I suppose it was about two hours from the first to the second conversation. She then told me that if it was not Brooks' friends from Ouachita, she thought it was Parks' or Posey's niggers, that they were Radicals, and that she was a rab id Democrat, and thought they came there for the purpose of killing her. That was the idea she wanted to give me. 1 sent for a doctor, who came and waited on her, and after din ner Levi Parks and a man named E. Armstrong came to my house. After dinner we went up to see her, and I asked ner in tne Dresence ot them whether she knew who killed Pinkston, and who shot her, and she said there were abont fifteen or twenty white men who came there and attempted to kill him. She went to their places and told a differ ent story. I understood that she said that William Parker was one of the killers, and he has been dead for three months. She attempted on one occa sion to get rid oi her child, one had been to a neighbor s house and wascom ing home and threw her child in the cor ner of a fence where there were some briers. It was missed, and some of the niggers went to hunt for it. This is all since freedom. It was a neighbor's nigger that found it. He refused to give it up. 1 suppose she - threw it there. She says she did not, but that a nigger woman had stolen it. The ast one 1 know but little abont, only what my wife said. She said thatEliza had destroyed it one might have done it, but I don't know. We all at tended a Republican meeting at St James chapel, and she was there. A mulatto was standing in the wagon speaking, lie was talking a good deal about the Democrats, and she wanted to be in good favor with the Demo crats, and she remarked to some gen tlemen that if they would give her a pistol she would " shoot the heart out of the d d Radical." I heard her bay so myself. Mr. Pinkston took very little part in politics, and stood very well with the white people. He sometimes got drunk, but I never saw him intoxicated to such an extent as to make him impudent. I never heard him mention politics in my life, and I never mentioned politics to him. I took very little part in politics myself. After she received tho wounds, she walked three-quarters of ajnile to my house, and after the doctor attended her, Mr. Parks, I and the other man went up to see her in the evening. She was sitting on a mat that she had been lying on, with something spread over her head. She said she .was pretty well, and the next day she was down at my house. I don't think she was ever confined a day. I would see her sitting in the kitchen, and walking down the road. I have seen her have bark in her arms at least two or three days after she was hurt. The body of the child was lond, but: 1 saw no marks of any kind on it, except one or two little places on its cheek, which looked as though the black part had been cut off. It was not as big as a picayune, but no meat or anything of that sort ' was , taken off. - The body was found about .200 yards from the house in the lake. As soon as I at tended to Eliza a little, some time be tween daylight and sunrise, I went to her house and found Henry Pinkston lying about twenty steps from the door. He was naked, except he had on his undershirt, but it was slipped up about his back. I fouud he had a ball through the side of his head and one in the thigh and one in the stomach and two in the legs and one in the forehead. He was dead. He was not mutilated. There was not the slightest scratch upon him except the marks. I had a cloth thrown over him, to see if we could not get somebody to go and see something about it. Of course I had him buried. President Wells Was the coroner notified of his death? A. I don't know, sir. I don't know that there were any attempts made to ferret out the murderers. There were a few white men who came to my house and asked me about it. They went around the neighborhood and made inquiries, but nobody knew anything about it. There was no action taken about the the corps that I know of. I don't know whether Eliza Pinkston knows Jim Lo gan or not, but I think she does not, for he was never at my house but once, and she was not there then. She nev er went to Monroe, where he lives. Her reputation for truth and veracity is about as bad as it can be. I don't know that she would tell the truth if she knew it. She is a perfect tiger when she gets mad. She could no more control herself than anything you might imagine. She would fight a buzz saw, and it in motion. She would fight a dozen as quick as she would one. She would never fight me, but I could not stop her using bad language. She looked like she was crazy. The cross-examination continued at great length. AFFIDAVITS IN REBUTTAL. The Democrats offered a large num ber of affidavits in rebuttal of Mrs. Pinkstoo's testimony. TESTIMONY OF J. T. SWANN. J. T. Swann was the second witness offered by the counsel of the Demo cratic Conservative Committee. He testified in chief in response to inter rogations read by Gen. Anderson, as follows: . - My occupation is that of a farmer. My residence is in Ouachita. I have known Henry Pin kston for about three years. I don't think he was engaged in politics. I never heard him talk much in politics. I never heard him talk much about it. He once lived on the plantation adjoining me. I knew of a fight he had about two months before bis death, with a man named Black Brooks. Pinkston whipped him, and bit his finger very badly. I saw Brooks a couple of days after the fight, and asked him how his finger was. He said his hand was very badly hurt, and he remarked to me: " I in tend to kill Pinkston if I live.,' Pink ston came to me himself and told me that his life was threatened by this man Brooks after the fight lie asked my advice. I remarked to him at that time : " Pinkston, I heard Brooks gay myself that be was going to kill you, and if I had sufficient evidence, I would kill him myself before he killed mc. I would not let a man kill me knowing he was threatening my life. He should not kill me.". Brooks had a bad character. He was not thought much of in the character. He was a bad, qurrrelsome, angry man. On the night of the murder I saw a party of colored people pass -my house, going down the road, coming from Ouachita, but 1 don't know who they were. I thought the election at Ouachaita was as fair an election as we can ever have. I did not see any wroDg going on. I belong to the Democratic party. I have lived in Ouachita parish thirty-five years. It was more sociable than any election I ever saw. I knew Mr. Parks when he was living. He is .ead. He has been dead about three mouths. NO FURTHER REBUTTAL TESTIMONY PERMITTED. Col. Zacharie Has the board re fused to allow any further testimony in refuting this woman's statement. I thought it but an act of justice to these gentlemen from Ouachita, who have Leen publicly accused by the reports of this woman, that they should be al low to file in their case, that a correc tion should be made. President Well We have nothing to do with it. Tfcey must go before the court aud prosecute her, if they seek relief. THREE SIUXlFIL'AXr ARTICLES. Special Dispatch to the Courier-Journal. New York, Nov. 29. Three very significant articles were published to day, two at loiist distinctly demanding the impeachment ot President Grant for his action in South Carolina, aud thii third f.si the most respectable Republican journal in New York, con demning the action of the administra tion, lhe tone of the l ost a article is particularly important, because that paper is universally understood to re present and to be guided by the senti ment of Republican bankers and mer chants of high standing, the Drexels. Solligmans, Opdyke, Claflin, Phelps, Dodge & Co., Jackson L. Schultz, and their party. It is understood in New , xork that the Post s change of front is due to the influences from Wall street, where business is suffering mostly by the prospect ot revolution ary movements on the part of Grant and t handler. VIEW OF TUK NEW YORK WOR1D. r The World, after reciting the cir cumstanoes of the South Carolina out rage, says: One of two things either it is law ful or"an lawful for the president of the United States to use and delegate to subordinates the right to use United States troops. An overwhelming ma- jority of the American people in the States of the great North andWeat we leave the South just now out of the question believe it to be unlawful. If this belief is a real and. honest be lief, the time for arguments and speeches and newspaper denunciations has gone by. The question of the law fulness or unlawfulness of such action on the part of the president must be decided at once, and by tho competent tribunal, which, under our form of government, is theSenate of the United States. There is not the least occasion for violence or uproar or revolution. The founders of the Constituting wise ly remembering the frailtv of man when seduced by power, looked forward to the po8ibuuy or a president of the United States who bhould think it law ful for him to do things made su premely unlawful by the Constitution. They provided a tribunal for the cor rection of such cases. Such a case has clearly arisen, and tho duty of the hour is to apply to it remorselessly the remedies provided in our fundamental law. The article then proceeds to defino the mauner in which articles of im peachment should be brought, and adds that charges must also be prose cuted against Secretary Cameron for excating the order, and against every Cabinent officer who can be proved to have either connived at or aided in Oreparing the order. The country, concludes the World, must be formal ly and definitely r.nd decisively brought to front this matter. THE NEW YORK HERALD. The Herald gives great credit to Wade Hampton and the South Caroli na JJemocrats tor their noble' self possession under tryingcircumstances. and pronounces as follows its opinion of the act: t ; , , - There eould not be a more wanton, monstrous and indefensible violation of law than this assumption by the Federal army of a right to decade who had and who had not been elected to -a State Legislature, ii , . At the conclusion of its long, vigo rous, but strikingly temperate and well considered article, the Herald says: .. If the president ordered this plain violation of law, or if, with so many reasons for supposing that it would take place, he did not prevent it, he must shoulder the whole responsi bility. Quoting his message on Louisiana the Herald adds : If the law h such as he described it, he has clearly made himself liable to impeachment by this new interfer ence with a State Legislature. Unfor tunately for him. the impeaching pow er is now in the.hands of his enemies. and there is no reason why they should not exercise it. We presume. the first business of the House of Representatives will be to vote his im peachment, and appoint a committee to draw up articles. 1 New York Post. MILITARY INTERFERENCE IN POLITI CAL QUESTIONS, We cannot let the armed occupation of the South Carolina State-house and the act of the Federal troops taking upon themselves to determine who shall constitute the Legislature of that State pass without a protest of the utmost possible solemnity and energy. According to all accounts from that quarter, the Federal troops were yes terday in possession of the building, a military garrison with its sentinels post ed at the doors, and no member or the Legislature was admitted except those who brought a pass from one of the partisans of the present governor. Members who brought the certificate of their election from the clerk of the Supreme Court, under the broad real of the court, were refused admittance by armed men. The person named Dennis, who gave the written orders without which no person was allowed to enter, claimed that he was acting under the direction of a superior, whose name he dtcliued to give. Of course that superior is Gov. Chamber lain, upder whose crders the Federal troop" appear to have been put by President Grant, and who has taken this method of deciding what persons are members of the South Carolina Legislature. We protest against thin proceeding, not only in the name of liberty and justice, but in behalf of the Republi can party, whose good name and worthy record are brought in question by this resort to military force, in a question purely political. Here is already in corporated into the history of our re public a precedent of as arbitrary a nature as the act of Cromwell, when he turnod the British Parliament out of doors. The rule of representative bodies, that they are judircs of the election and qualification of their mem bers, is summarily set aside; and Mr. Dennis, the furniture dealer, with the Federal troops at his back, usurps that offioe. Even the excuse that disturb ance and bloodshed were dreaded, and an insurrection so formidable that Gov. Chamberlain would lack the means to quell ir, does not appear to have been made. The usurpation ia not masked with any plausible pretext It sweeps away every restraint of usage and precedeut and law, and substitutes simple force for the quiet formalties of ordinary legislation. The Repub lican party is not powerful enough, in comparison with the opposition, to sustain the responsibility of such measures, and it becomes every mem ber of it who desires its predominance and its usefulness to disclaim all part in such proceeding?. But it is said that no violence has been done. Who, then, has the merit of avoiding violence? It in not due to the Mr. Dennis, not to Governor Cbamberlain.norto the Administration at Washington. It is the merit of the people ot South Carolina. They have seen one of their dearest rights wrest ed from them, that oi the peaceable assemblage of those whom they have elected as their legislators, and the or ganization of their Legislature accord ing to the lawful and received usages, and have eud-ired this outragu without resistance. If they had j er-iMed in seeking an entrance into their bute house, there would hsvebcpn violence. If the rejected representatives had at tempted to p0ss the sentinel at the door, they would have been thrust back by the bayonet. If tha crowd e bout the building had shouted "Un-ak open the door," and rufched forward, they would have been fired into. Tiuy took the wiser course. They preferred to leave the responsibility of resort ing fi the bayonet upon those who acrj it to decide a political Question. Thev re ferred an appeal to the good neu(e and just intentions of the people of the Untisd States, and in this the people will sustain them, we mean the pooplo of all parties, for the Republicans, if thy are wise, will make haste to dis claim all conuivance with au act, which if not condemned ty the gener al voice of tbeir party will bo quoted against them as long as that party t,hnl have an existence. Chancellor Kent's Prophecy. When the ablest jurist of America, in many respects at least, the ablest. wrote his thirteenth lecture of his com mentaries on American law, the spirit of propheey fell upon him and ho foretold the peril of this hour when the government hangs upon the decis ion and trembles in the balance. His words sound like "the sunset of lifo had given him mystical lore and com ing events had cast their shadows be fore," whan we view them in the light of present current events. We quote his language : IfashcilU American. ' If ever the tranquility of this nation is to be disturbed and its liberties en dangered by a struggle lor power, it will be upon this very subject of the choice ot a President. This is thu question that is eventually to tet the goodness and try the strength of the Constitution; and if we shall beablu, for half a century hereafter, to con tinue to elect the Chief Magistrate of the Union, with discretion, modera tion, and integrity, we shall undoubt edly stamp tho highest value on our national character, and recommend our republican institution, if not to the imitation, yet certainly to the es teem and admiration of the more en lightened part of mankind. Ti e Con stitution does not expressly declare by whom the votes are to be counted and the result declared. In tho cute of questionable votes and a closely con tested election, this power maybe all important, and I presume in the ab sence of all legislative provision on the subject, that the President of the Sen ate counts the votes and determines the result, and that the two Houses aro present only as spectators to witness the fairness aud accuracy of the trans action, and to act only if no choico bo made by the electors. ELECTION S0TES. - Tilden's Official mnUirifv in flnnr'M-. 18 81,181. ' " Ennis county, Texas, cast over 2,500 votes for Tilden, add not oue for Hayes. Wiggington, Democrat, will contest Pachecho's election it the Fourth Con gressional District of California. Pa checho's majority was ono vote. The official vote of New Hampshire gives Haves 41,522 ; Tilden, IM, I IJ ; scattering 74. Tho official returns from California with one county not heard from hows this result: Hayes 7S,i8, Tilden 75, 811. Hayes' majority 2,707. The chairman of the Republican State eommittee of North Carolina has filed a protest agaiust the announce ment of the vote of that State for Til den. Tilden's majority is 16,178 with three small counties to hear lro.'a , The official vote of New Jersey i Tilden 115,1)00; Hayes 10:i, 515. Til den's majority ll.Ulj. The Republi cans filed a protest against the election of Benj. Williamson, a Tilden elector, on alleged grounds of ineligibility. The board refused to receive tho pro test, on the ground that they had no right to consider the question. The total voto for electors io Kansas was Hayes 78,12, Tilden 37,902. Tem perance 110; American Alliance 12. The Governor of Rhode Island has called an extra session of the Legisla ture to meet to-day to elect an elector in the place of Corliss, who is adjudged by the court to be ineligible. The official voto of Indiana is : Til den 213.25G ; II ayes 207,! 71. Tildeu's majority over II aye is 5,285. Coop er's vote was 9,533. The official vote of Arkanxa is an follows: Tilden 58,083, Hayes 38,Ur., Cooper 211. Thecomplete official returns of Ken tacky received on the 2tth elect tea Congressmen, a full delegation. The total vote cast waa258,8tiO; Tilden re ceived 100,415; Hayes 98,115. Io 1S75 Harlan, Republican, received 70,795 ; McCreery, Democrat, 12o',97(i; Demo cratic gain, 33,409. The official vote of Miouri fir President is as follows: Tilden 202, 087: Hayes, 141,398; Cooper, 3,i:iH ; Tilden's majority over Hayes ia 58,289; over Hayes and Cooper, 5i,70l. The board of New York Slate can vassers completed their labors on tho 25th. The lootings of the vote cant for Presidential Electors stand : Dem ocrat Horatio Seymour, 522,518 ; De Witt C. West, 522,012. republican Abrsham Parker, 489,529; Wm. II. Seward, 489,517. The vote cat for the Peter Cooper Greenback Electors was 1,987 and lor the Green C. Smith Electors, 2,259. In Illinois tho Hayes doctor receiv ing the highest voto got 278,232 votes ; the highest Tilden elector got 258.W7. The Cooper elector received 17,109. The legislature utauJs on joiut ballot Republicans 101, Democrats 98, lude jKindents 5. For Congress, republicans 11. Democrats 8. Tho World say from the latest ad vices the next tlou-o will probably staud 158 Democrats ; 138 Republi cans. Origin of lhe d'od Hjnien. Danchct, the French poet, tells us respecting the deification of Hymen that he was a young man of Atheus, obscurely born, but extremely hand some. Falling in love with a lpdy of distinction, he disguised himnclf ma female habit in order to get access to her and enjoy the pleasure of her com pany. As he happened to be one day in his disguise, with his mihtres.s and her female companions, celebrating on the aea-shore the rites of Ceres Elcua ina,a gang of pirates came upon them by surprise and carried them off. The pirates, having conveyed them to a dis tant island, got drunk for joy and full asleep. Hymen seized biaopiortanity. armed the virgins, and dispatched the pirates; after which, leaviug the Indies on the island, be went in naate ia Athens, where he told his adventure to all the parents, and demanded her he loved in marriage as a ransom. 11 ih request was granted, and so fortunate was the marriage that the name of Hy men waa ever afterward invoked in all f uture nuptials, and in progress of tiinu the Greek enrolled him auioug their gods. "No man caa do anything against his will," said a metaphysician. 'Faith,' said Pat, 'I had a brother who went to prison agaiust his will ; faith, he did." - The peanut crop this year is 800,000 bushels.