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Wt NS1%ORO, S. C.
Thursday, February 15, ; : 1877.
R. MEANS DAVIS, Editor,
JNO. S. REYNOLDS, Associate Editor.
TO OUR READERS.
After an absence of a year, Mr.
R. Moans Davis now assumes chief
editorial management of THE Nzws
AND HERALD, assisted by Mr. Jno. S.
Reynolds, as associate editor. No
pains will be spared either in the
editorial department or in the busi
ness management, to raise
the paper to a high stand
ard of excellence. The patronage
of the people of Fairfield, which has
boon so generously given in
the past, is respectfully solicited for
Grant told Judge Settle that the
Electoral Commission would seat
A considerable immigration has
set in to Florida since the inaugu
ration of the Democratic govern
ment. Fairfeld will experience a
similar revival when Chamberlain
The Atlanta special to the Augus
ta Constitutionalist says the new
tax bill which passed the House is
voluminous and embraces every
thing. Is it improper enough to
embrace the women ?
The proceedings before the Su.
promo Court for the past few weeks
have not yet resulted in anything
decisive. The Court is moving cau
tiously. Th 3 aspirants for the
State offices' are contesting the
ground, step by stop, but the Demo
crats have a very strong case and
some of them, if not all, will eventu
ally be successful. The guberna
torial issue is still boforo the Court,
but nothing has been decided.
Hampton, however, is gaining
ground every day. He has become
the defacto governor, and is recog.
nized every where. The people of
South Carolina announced in No
vember that they would have
Hampton or Ruger; and this is still
the alternative. There seeimg now
no possible chance for Chamber
It is said on good authority that
Governor Tilden i still quite
sanguine of his suocess in the
Presidential struggle. Ho is re
ported to have used the fol
lowing language to a personal
friend, only a daty or two before the
Florida decision :"Say to our
friends that they have n o reason to
be depressed if the Commission de
cide against the Democracy in the
Florida cade. I expect the decision
will be adverse, but do not encour -
ago despondency. The loss of
Florida will not surprise me, but
there are other points upon whieh
I am confident the Democracy will
-succeed." He is represented as
talking very unconcernedly about
the matter, and as saying, "I am a
fatalist in so far asI believe, as the
representative of the Democrats,
,hat the final decision will be in our
The Electoral Fraud.
Tbe conduct of the Electoral
Commission has been a source of
great disappointment to those who
relied upon it to set at rest all
doubt as to the legalityof the elec
tion of one or the other of the
Presidential candidates. Every one
knew that without going behind the
actions of the returning board,
Hayes would be counted in unless
Oregon's vote defeated him. But
what the honest people of the
Union desired, was to know which
candid~te had received a majority
of all the legal votes east in each
State. This knowledge could be
obtained only by examining into all'
the facts conn~ected with the election
in the thr-ee disputed States. For'
this task the Electoral Commission
was specially appointed. When it
refused to make this scrutiny, it
fell far below what was expected of
it, and instIead of unravelinig the
In the Com1ulission, i'r. Jenks con
ci ided by asking the Coiunic s'on to
let tho truth slino upon the whole
transaction. If you do, said he,
there can be but one single result.
The wisest of men, the strongest of
men, cannot make the false true.
No false god should be set up. If
you attempt to blind the eyes of
this mighty nation, your edict will
be void, for history will know the
truth and record it. No ; wo want
to clear out all of this pollution,
mnd to purge the nation of the dis'
grace of the frau:lutent acts of this
vi!o retui ning board.
Mr. Hulbut, one of the objectors
to certificate no. 2-the Tildon
paper-after briefly reviewing the his
tory of Louisiana for several years
since, claimed that the Kellogg gov
ernment has been officially recog
nized by the President of the United
States and by both houses of Con
gre~;. John McEnery had not
attenmted to exorcise the functions
of govenor since 1874, and yet lho
now comes forward and attempts
t> give certificates to inon who claim
to have been elected-the Tilden eloe
tors. Mr. -luilbut read one of the cert iii
cates to show its pecculiar" phraseolo
gy, and that McEnery did not sign
himself as governor, tand did not
use the great seal of the State. He
had no seal, nor did he have any
office. The fact being settled that
Kellogg is the only lawful executive
of Louisiana, he would ask the Com
mission whether they had the right
or the time to investigate tho elec
tion in t'ie State. He road f:- in the
laws of Louisiana.
Howe followed IIulbut on the
DIED, on the 1 th inst., at, the resid-mce
of her mother, in this county, Miss MAnY
AGNES GL-mnNEY, in the nineteenth year
of her age.
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The principle involved in the
Florida decision will give Louisiana
to Hayes if the Returning Board is
a legal body, and this, notwithstand
ing the settled conviction that
Tilden carried the State, and that
the Board violatedI every principle
of law and decency in aggregating
the returns. Witness after witness
has revealed upon the stand somo
new crime perpetrated by Wells
and his coadjutors. Bribery, cor
ruption, forgery, alterations and
erasures of returns, trumped up
affidavits, burning of re.e&ns-all
these are in the catalogue. Wells
acknowledged that the Board re
jected ten thousand votes cast for
Tilden, and his confidential clerk
says that sixty-six precincts were
thrown out, when intimidation was
charged in only ten ; and yet, the
Commission, clothed by the people
of tho United States with the
authority to search for and discover
the truth, and thus to set at rest
the disturbed minds of the massep,
deliberately refuses to make any in
vestigation whatever; and thus
through the supreme power vested
in it because of the peculiar work rc
quired of it, makes a finality of tho
action of the returning boards by
not doing that which it was organiz
ed to do. Haves will be counted ir,
unless Tilden, who has been de
fraudsd of what is his due, is count
ed in upon a quibble. In either
case the result is unsatisfactory.
The cry of fraud will be louder thaun
ever. The Commission, too, will
sink into contempt almost as deeply
as the boards whose acts it refused
to review are already plunged. The
inauguration of Hayes upon a
technical quibble will destroy the
small modicum of respect for the
ballot box that still exists. r,
The Louisiana Case.
The proceedings in the joint ses
sion of Congress for the past few
days have consisted in counting and
recording the votes of Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky for
their respective cand.idates. When
Louisiana was reached, the Presi
dent of the Senate handed to the
tellers three certificates, two of
which covere2 the votes of the
Hayes electors, e cad the third, signed
by McEnery as Governor, those of
the rTildlen electorii, There 'was
also a certificate wvhich the Vice
iPresident said he had received by
mail, purporing to cast the eight votc s
of Louisiana~ for Cooper and Cary.
The electors mnenjioned in the docui
meat were all n:uncd John Smit!,
distinguished from one another by
the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ani 6, and
by "letter A," "letter B," and "lots
her-Rip." The Vice Pr-esident
asked and obtained unanimous con
sent to suppress this certificate.
which was clearly bogus and a bur
lesque. The matter occasioned
much reorriment. Senator McDon
aid, of Indiana, submitted objections
to the Hayes and Wheeler certifi
cates. Objections were likeowiseI
submitted to the counting of the
votes of the Tilden electors. Theo
case thus wvent to the Electoral Comn
mission. The counsel for the
Democrats are Messrs. Field,
Campbell, Trumbull, Carpenter,
Merrick, Hoadley and Green -; and
for the Republicans, Messrs. Evarts,
Shellabarger, Matthews and Hlaugh
The further proceedings of the
Commission are as follows:
Judge Clifford announced twvo
hours for each sido, and that the
Commission was ready to hear the
objectors to the6 Hayes certificates.
Senator McDonald op~ened, claiming
that the Hayes electors were not
leogally elected, quoting the statutes
of Louisiana, showing two sets of
electoral lawsa, and-wmhoe one
law repealed the other,1 or whethor
they should run together-t.he pro
ceedings of the Louisiana returning
boar'd were alike irregular and un.
McDonald and Jenks re- making
a strong case,_ and apparently a
strong impression on the court.
There is no change in -thb situation,
as indicated by the expressions of
confidence on each side. E&ch asks
the other, "Do ou give its up.?'.' and
each anaw., p.".