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Tuesday, February 13, 1877.
Cupid vs. Cameron.
No m-m tan bG considered happy
until after death. Aud tho Senato
rial octogenl:ari'n 'oml Pennsylvania
is n) exceptioll. im-mIl)f Cameron
has just been in vlt the (ofolldant in
a suit for b)e v"ih of promise, one of
thoso caso3s in which the laceration
of the tender fomale hoart heart,
mnd the perlidy of the Lithario are
always dosicribod with such htrrow
ing details of time and placo. The
plaintiff is a Mrs. Mary Oliver, a
native of Georgia and the widow of
a deceased Confedorate officer, and
until recently a clerk in the treasu
ry depirtm3nt at W.vslingt mn. The
facts are that Mrs. Oliver, through
the influence of Senator Camoron,
received this a)pointment. Ho says
h assisted her because she was the
niece of an old naval oflicer a fri nd
of his, while the fair plaitTis
modesty induces her to believe that
her own personal charms were the
superindiucing motive. Sho alleges
that on the 7th of December, 1S74,
just while the tidal wave in politics
was sweeping o'er the country,
another tidal wave or something of
that sort had so softened or dis
solved the flinty heart of the old
war Senator, that it blended with
hers in one homogeneous mass. It
is not an improbable supposition
that Mr. Cameron, while fleeing in
disgust from the Charybdis of poli..
ties into which his Ol pals. Carpn
ter, Chandler, Beast Butler and oth
ers of that ilk had been submerged,
thus stranded on the Seylla of a
matrimonial engagement. Of course
Senator Cameron denios the soft im
peachment, claiming that he is too
old to marry, that his kinness was
was disinterested, and that the
woman is a beckmailer, treading in
the steps of the other worthless
women who have figured as plaini
tiffs in similar suits against Vander
bilt and other millionaire bachelors
and widowers. Still there are
doubters who shake their heads and
quote the testimony of Mrs. Chip
pins, given in another caus ee/ebre,
that "The old tuns are the wust."
It is proposed to refer this case to
the Electoral Commission after the
p~residential case is disposed of. If
they decide not to go) behind the
returns, siy old Cameron is in a
bad way. Fifty thousand dollars
are asked by the widlow to heal the
wo~und that honor feels, while the
Senator says lhe "won't payv a d--d
The Disputed States.
Florida has b~een scored for Hayes.
The Commission 1elused to go be
hind the returnis to inv'estigate the
facts. As it has been well express.
ed, two things were p~rcschted to
the Commission, one a lie signed b~y
Stearns ; .the otheri a truth signedl
b~y Drew andI the Supreme Court.
Tfhe Commiission said "AWo hiave not
time to investigate the matter. The
truth comes too late. The lie must
stand." The Commission voted by
party lines, and has thus lost all
that confidlence which had been re,.
posed in it from a belief that the
judges would not be swayed by
political bias.
Charles .Nordorff telegraphed to
the New York Herald on the 9th
inst., a report of the acts of the
Commission, which we append1 as an
evidence of the views entertained of
the mattereby an honest Republ'can.
Hie thinks -that the Louisiana caise
.involves a different question. He
says :
"The Eletoral Commission had a
:loitg anud anixions day of discussion,
and-came .to a vote a little beforeo
si.X. Three propositions were intro-;
duced, but. only. two- were voted op.
The resolumtion..that thie . ineligibility
of Humnphreys, one of the -electors,
was not proved did not come to a
vote, as it was not necessary. .It
would have been unanimously adop t
ed if it had been voted on. The
resolution that -the Tilde~n .electors
were entitled to cast the .vote of ethe
State was rejected by 7 ..L0A4 A~ par-~
thaan division. Then caa~ Nars.
lution that the Hayoi 1eectors were
entitled to cast the vote of the State
and this was adlopted by 8 to 7. Mr.
Justice BrlJey voting in each case
with the Republicans. After the re
cess the report was (rawni i), sign
ed by the eight members wio sup
norted it, the seven others not sign
ig it. of o irse.
TIhe ground taken in this report
is sulb:Latially that nainttiin by the
Republic.tnls throughoultie discus -
sion. It is that the Governor's cer
titeandli the certifi -ate of the
.1 Ret.ui ling Board are finl and (on
clusive; that, they cannot be locked
behind, and1 thit the IHayes electors
having these they cast the vote of
Florid a.
It was urged on the other side
that this was to give to the Retuin.
ing Board, consisting of h>tt three
men, all of themzi subordinate ollicors
imlen of lo high or latintgl functions,
and of evaneseant oflicial character
a power dangerously great ; th:tt it
)laces them[ abI)ove the Supreme
Court of the State, the higlhist and
most peCrmnent, judicial ollicersH
within it ; that it gave them greater
powvr and mude themn superio. to the
Legislatml e, who are the people of
the State, and that it bet a prece,
dent favorable to corruption and
dangorouu to the em:otatry. All this
did not avail, The Republicans
adhc:el to their simuple proposition
that the acts of at returning board
are not subject to revisioni by any
authority, whether of the State or
the Corgress ; that when the three
officers of that Board in Florida
declared the t1iiyes electors chosen
that was 1"1al, and it was even as
sorted that the Board it.elf could
not lawfully rover se or ieconiider
its own decisionl. T'.he Co)nunissioin
of course examined with great care
the thiee (cert-ificates and the accoa
p nying documpen ts. It w.s shown
in those of the Tilden electors that
the Supremeu- C'urt of the State had
decided agii the right of the
H tyes electo rs and in favor of the
Tldden electors. ''he recanvass of
t'ie vote by the order of the Legis
lature was a'so shown aid the re
sn't certiied in det.til, proving that
the Tilden electors had a nuijcrity
of votes, as well its the action of the
G)vernor, certifying the action of
the Legislat.ure. All this was gon[,
over 1:t efully, yet the Republicans
were iinnovaible. They still adher
ed to their propostion that all this
was vain und of no account, and in
deed took the ground of Judge,
Matthews that, no matter what
rights or wrongs were shown by in
vestigating, no mitter how clearly
it twis proved that the Tilden elee
tors had a majority, and were there
fore de jure the electors, the simple
declaration of the three men who)
constituted the Returning Board,
th mth contrary to acknowledged
t uth, was final.
It was shown furtherioro that
the .1Returniing Board had openly
confiessed fraud i:n the change it
made from Stearns to Driew in its
recatnvass ;tha~t this correction,
pI inly made because1~ the Returning
Bo13ard saw that a fraud directly andl
c'e irly provabl)e in the State courts
was sure to be exposed and reme
died, cast just siispicion upon01 the
declaration in favor of thme Hayes
electors andu made it proper' that
prloof shoul I be aiuitted of fraud
ill that coiurt. But the r'epulicanls
still atdhceed to their position that
the ac tin of the Returniiing Board
coul not be imnpeached, could not
bet looked int, and was finial and
conclusive of the whole matter.
The dliscusionl wasi earnes3t but
not bit ter'. The Demnocerts careful
ly explored and laid bieforo their
fellow mnembeis the whole facts in
regard1 to Florida, and those were
considered from every legal and
conistituitional p)oint of view. It is
not known that the Repub~lierns set
up1 any denlial of th so facts, which
indeed are estal iished on competent
ev'idence, and show that the State
was undloubtedly carried for the
TiIdeni electors, and the Returnini
Board, by omisions and changes of
votes, all contrary to the law which
created and (delines its duty, gave
the vote to tihe Hayes electors. To
all this the reply was that tho action
of the three oflicers who constituted
the Returning Board, and who hav
ing given the vote of the State to
Hayes, at once disappeared from
from the p~ublic viewv-that their act
was final, incontrovertible ; irreversi-.
by any authority wvhatever, whether
State or ,national, and could even
be inquired into It is a little curi
ouis that the position thus taken was
furnished to the Republicans of the
coimmission biy Judge Matthews,
who is a near relative of governor
Hayes. Hie held in hit argumet
as follows:
.That the body of electors which,
witba a Ipparenut righmt and a proper
title and in pQossion of the func.
tion, franchise or QI1ee, actually
exercises 'it, is, 'for the -purpose of
this tribung1, the lawf'il body whose
Vottes must :be -coun ted. Jt is not
necessarily the .body evhic11, spon
subsequent procee<tpge, may be
ascertained to have .had de jurec
title, bnt it is that body which by the'
color -of non~e having th fs-.
external proofs or authority, Was in
poit of fact inducted into posses
sion of the power to cast that vote,
and who did it. In other words,
who, under the law of Florida, were
on the 6th day of Docemi o -, 1876,
dce/cto electors for that State.
It is said that Mesirs. Morton and
Garfield carried on most of the dis,
cussion on the Republican side, the
other Republican merabers saying
comparatively little. Nearly all the
Democrats took an activo part in
the discussit n During the after
noon Gteneral Garfield came into the
Senate several times and held con
sultations with Senator Sherman.
Thu Commission adjourued this
evening until three o'clock to-mor
row. The two houses meet at ten
and the joint meeting will reassem
b'le probably shortly after twelve,
to proceed with the count. The
first motion will be to agree to the
report of the Comm ission, and on
this the two houses w2l separate.
The Demltocr's will love to non
e:>ncur, :n1d in the House it is
prob-able that a lprotest will b
offered again st the Commission's41e
cision. Only two hours are allowed
for dobate on this motion, however,
and as the concurrence of time both
houses is necossary ro upset the
Conmission's deision, and as this
cannot be got, of course it will
The ground taken by the majority
of the CJomnission in Florida case
cose, would, if it were applied to all
the States. substantially be equiva
lent to letting the Vice-President
count the votes.
It is the opinion of the ablest
Democratic counsel and of several
mnwibors of t'le Commif sion that the
Florida decision does not at all
alffet the Louisiana caso. Iu that
case the question will be whether
tauo eturning Board I ul any au
thority under the State la'w to
count the electoral vote. Proof wi 1
also be offered that the vote of the
State was sold, and that by a board
which had no authority to count or
declare it, and which, even if it had,
was const.itutd jij violation of the
law, which exprosly conmnands that
its members shall be live in num
her and selected from all parties,
while it had but four, all Iepubli
A Colorado woman has collected
fifty hushels of grasshoppers, and
-,1ed and hied them for winter
chicken feed.
A young woman in Rochester,
New York, has suic} for damages a
man who kissed her. A man who
can't kiss a woman wit' nut damag
ing her ought to pay for his awk
It is sad to reflect that the young
woman who was this Christmas
working a green bull log on her
Charles Henry's pink slippers may
be0 working a 'blue basement to his
black panits next Christmas. Such
is life.
Norwvich Ihid/etin :JKate Claxton
was saved at the Brooklyn Theatre
by having a petticoat with her. This
confirms our opinion that no right-.
minded young man should attend an
entertainment without one.
Anna Dickinson isn't very hanppy
in love scenes ; but when it comnes'
to) mopimg aroundl under the bed in
the next act for :the tyrant whom
she ma'ried just before the curtain
fell, thme critics burst into tears and
the galleries focus their sympathy
on the p~lace where the dluet :ia
stirried up.
Antelopes, as w~ell as buffaloes, are
being rapidly exterminated on the
plains of western Kansas and eastern
Colorado, by systematic hiu~ing for
the market. The hiunter's ont out
the saddle weighing somne 20
p~ounds., -for which they obtain.8
cents a pound, and wastefully throw
the rest of the car'cess to the in
satiate cayotos,
A young man who was courting a
Boston girl upset a can of kerosene
upon01 her p~et dog. In the flurr'y of
his anxiety to repair the misfortune
he picked the animal up Endppt it
before the stove to dry. The ex
perimient could not haveo been en
tir'ely sucessful, as she wi'ote him
that night-: "We have met for the
last tiine. You can't eytract any
more of .the squareo root of my affec
George liott's owrnings by lit~
torary~wnmrks : "Scenes of Clerical
Life, '41,000.; "Slas Mar'ner,"
?1,500 ; "Adami Bede," ?3,500
"Mill on the Floss," .?4,000;
?4,5000; "Spanish Gypsy," .g00;
"iMiddlemarch,"- ?8,000 ; "Jubal,"
.fA,00 ; "Daniel Doronon;" ?6,000,
onaling ?32.400 in all, or abo~ut
$165,000 in our curirency. This ise
api average of $9,000 a year for the
eighteen years in which she has
boon .syimig.
'"I newdid. like nyutton with
cespers," Brown said, as he brushed
his clothan after .. autokfr.
South Carolia Nows.
The Lexington jail is without an
First class field handa in Marion
get $6.50 a month and rations.
The barn of Mr. Win. Cooper,
near Mayesvillo, was dostroyod by
fire on Friday last. Incendiary.
One of thd aolliors in Columbia
fatally stabbed one of his comrades
on Thursday night. The names are
not given.
General McGowan's war horse.
"old Charley," died on last Tuesday
morning from something like heart
Mr. Thomas H. Adams, near
Bon knight's Ferry, N.ewbcrry coun
ty, raised last year over one thou
sand bishels of oats on thirty acres.
Mr. Joseph Foster, one of the
oldest and most respected ers
chants of Spartanburg, died itn that
town on Wednesday last.
Wi. Black, Esq,, a promhiout
citizen of Lancaster county and
formerly a representative of the
county in the Legislature, died on
Sunday before last.
One thousand two hmidred and
fifty-nine of the taxpayers of Ander
son county have paid $3,409.95 of
their tax to the Hampton Govern
ment. About one hundred of this
number were colored men.
A narrow gauge railway from
Spartanburg to R utherfordton, N.
(., is now talked of. The North
Carolinians have already held a pre
liniinary ineeting.
Joseph Young, Jr,, Jury Commis.
sioner of Spartanburg, is still
absent, and no jury is drawn for
ALrch term of court; consequently
there will be no court.
The oats crop in AIbovil:o county
has been badly used up by the
severe weather had therp, The
farmers are resowing their fields and
hope to succeed Letter with the
se Ond crop.
IBenjumin Hughes, eq lore(1, has
been recommnissioned a arial justice
for Abbeville by his Excelleu;cy (Gov
ernor Hampton. At the last elee
tion Ben voted the full Democratic
t'eljet and did what he could to help
the cause along.
Father Folchi, of the Roman
Catholic Church, is to visit the
Lowndesville prisoners now in jail at
Abbevi li under sentence of death.
It will he remembered that Jerry
Colinan was attended at his Q .ecu
tion, last August. by the Father,
an:l that he (lied in the Catholic
Six new buildings are in course of
constructicn in Aiken. lie work
men employed on these are nearly
all colored men, and yet the fat cor
respondent of the New York (Com
)cp'(il A dlerCtiser complains that
the "poor negrees ennnot find work
enough to furnish them with breaid.''
An int~endiary fire .occy:194 at
Manumng on the morning of the 31st
ultimjo, resulting in the total de-.
struction of the b~ooks and records
of the .sheriff andl county .commnis
sioneprs offices, also the law library
and sonme law papers of R. MI.
Thompsion, Esq., and the records of
the office of E. G. DuBose, Trial
Justice. The building burnt was
isolated from other buildings, which
prevented the extension of the fire.
The Lowndesville murderers keep)
up a terrible racket at the jail and
are almost constant in their devo
tions. Their songs and prayers are
very loud and they are trying to
improve the short time allotted
thema to rpake their peace with g~od.
It will-be remembered that these
same fellows, whlo now so pitifully
sue for uwey, shot Clayton Allen
down in cold blood . and without a
mojnen t's warning.
STREKT CAR DIA~ooUE.-It was in a
street egr that wvas comfortably
filledi. Tfhereo was a blockade in the
street, and the car was broumght to a
stop. The attention of the occu
pants was attracted by a spruce
man what sat in about~ the middle
of the car who was poking in the
sidles with his cane a bright little
boy on the opplositesido,
The boy sat by the side of a stern
looking, coarse featured womnan.
"Your boy ?" asked the young
The woman nodded.
."Handsome boy I" the young man
said, looking round to see that all
were listening. "He'll be President
one of these days."
The womnap avis as impeurbabl
as a sphmnx
"Yes, you know that ,wbo Grant
was a small boy, like this one, thoe
pe3ople ali told hiu ,parents that hpo
was a hendsomne child and would
one day bie President."
"Well, all T'v ot to say i.s. if
that ore boy don't do better'n he
has, Il tan hifl lude every day so
long as he liyes "
Subscribe (or 'Tux Nzwa A1D fEn
A, and be sure to have the rea
A New Fractional Ourroney--A Sharp
A few days ago it was announced
that the pQstnmanter at Statesvilles
N. C., had resigned his position. As
this is generally considered a pay
itng position and as Radicals are
yvry fond of such, thin very singnlar
conduct could not be explampa,
An explanation has, however, boon
recentily vouchsafed us,wl'ich is not
(ily amusing but exhibits a degree
of shrew d ness on the part of coun
try postnasters, which it was not
supposed that such individuals
p mscssecd, It seems that recpitly
there has been a falling o% in the
sale of postage stamps at the States
vile office and consequent liimin,
t ion in the salary of oflice, which is
regulated by this-the post nast;er
re3civing 40 per et I. of all reyor q
from this source. While this wvais
true, many of th postmasters
throughout the section of country
north anld west of that town wero
increasing their salaries. An in
vestigation revealed tho fact that
they were selling them to country
merchants, who in turn paid them
for goods bought at itatesville.
S tatesvillo nerchiait is deal largely
with this section of country, an<) ik
this way the whole town was sup
plied with postage stamps. In
other words, stamps supplied the
place of fractional currency. So
far as known, there is no law forbid
ding this, and tho busine s contin.
ucs, but what is fux to the country
postnaisters is death to the one in
Statesville. Tho work of the oflica
is as heavy as ever, wyhijQ the pay
is le s tht.n half as much it pg foy'
merly. The disgusted P. M. says
he won't stand this and has resigned
and it is now said that nobody will
have the position.- alelcigh ANet e.
A farmer's sleigh, in which wore
seated a man .nd a woman, tipped
over in the snow on Cass avenua
yegerday. as the horses turned out
o pass a load .Qf wood. Three or
four peIestrimms righted the sleigh
tend the farmer warimt a moment
clinmbi.ng back into tiro seat and
starting off. y;ien he was a block
away the yife was discovered in the
SnOW and .pulled out. About that
time the team turned around and
'ame back, and as tho farmor drove
lip the puzzled look on his face
changed to a smile, and he called
out "I swar t) > v.vii ns ! but I'm
glad T happenad to look around and
find I had loft sonithing ! Olimb
up here, Mary, and I'll maul the
hainess right off that nigh critter
--Detroit Free Press.
Uoots, Nhoes,
PR..Leetch& Co'x,
STlirjo, of N otions ip, the . Cosnty.
Gents' Furnishming Goods of best qoality,
Blankets, Shawls and Bouiovaird Skigte,
at the loweat pr1ices.
Special attention called ,p. the larg~pst and
best sel3cted Stock. Offe~ntueky
jJeaUs ,ever befpr.e q~ered
to the WaIrfleld_
Ladies01' ahommir fats in -N'yegt~ variety
The above. goods .will be sold either a$
Wiolesale or Retail,
4Jf goeds offered lo,w for' CASEf
R. F. Leeteh A Con

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