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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1877, New York, New York VOL. XXVI......._NO. 7931. TliE COUNTING OF THE VOTE NEW-YORK, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1877. THE STATE OF LOUISIANA REACHED, FLORIDA RKCORUCD VOR HAYES AVD GEOHGIA, INDIANA, AND KKNTL'CKV COUNTED FOIl TILDEX, AND ILLINOIS A.VD VOK HAYES A TONG LIST OK OBJECTION'S TO THE COt'NTl.NG OF LOUISIANA I' Oft HAY1.8 AKCTMENT ON LOUISIANA 1O DEGIJf AT 11 A. M. TO-DAY. Special thisxitcWo (V- Sea York fimt. WA.Mii.vfJToN, Fob. 12 Tho proceedings tn the count of tho Electoral TOIO woro, to-day, exactly According to tho orosramiuo explained last Biunt, Ibo couut woacontinrl-d down to Louisiana, and tho doublo returns was seiit to tho Commission, which will meet at II o'clock, to-morrow, to begin tho culm- ination of them. I'lio ilobatu m tho llonio ou tho objections to tho decision in tho Florida caso was mucli tamer than it. would have boon if it bad taken plaoo on Saturday. There wereseveral wild speedus, temporarily suppressed on tho consideration thai abuao of thn Cutntimiinn wouM not ira- piove iho prospect ot a decision favorable to fuilc'D. ID tho Lomaucui count. Tho apcec'tiea -wore, nevertheless, extremely partisan ou tho Democratic aide. Tho day becan wita a notable attempt, headed by J. Proctor Knott, t.) havo tho decision roll back to tho Commission to bo revised. Ho nru- tcndcd. with mock iinc'erity, to dostro to uivo the Commission .in opportunity to explain an inconsistency into winch thov had fallen. Mr. Halo made tin- absolutely sound point of order tli a tho bill cavo neither home tho rmlit to voto upon any such proposition, Mr. Wilson, ot undo the- liuthrr objec- tion that it was not in the power ot tho House, aeuu_c witnout the com lArniiee ot the N-natn, to reler auvlluu.; tn an outside Commission. >pittker K in dull will not .111.1 tain a point ot onler mailo by Mr. Halo, no matter how plain tln> b.-, ami so ho oyc-Tulod tho pouu on Mr H.ile'.s objections, and sustained it, ou Mr U ilaon's, tho effect ot course, the earne. lliodobito on tho point ot or.ler listed nearly an hour. Ihe Democrats not seeiii inclined to insist upon suitiuiin.: Knott, a.-> that courio w is no pait of tho programme. Tho airrteuic-nt WM to on and Jiiako a now Hjjhtuvi-r Louisi in.i, and that resolve been taken the Democrats no less tn in ttio to u.ivo that htato reached Thrt debate on tho Commission's decision not markeil by an v ab.o speeches anaiust it, tiie burden ot the Djinoeralio omiil i uc hemj th.jt iho country, as they SAV, tho Com niSMon, to elect lildeu, now it hud already disappointed them and wao likely to dis ipnoint them to the iaii: speakers, indee.l, endeavored to hope ot tho future, but ic was clearly hope without expectation. Thero was one re- m irkahle speech ou tho Dutnoonitio side by Mr. Carr, ot l.iduiaa. the successor to tho late Mr. Kerr. He waaonoot thoso who toied jjjmnst thfl bill whea it was betore tho toil w no gave the- Tolod tor it a told them they ault, and there ia not ao muoh hope on tho part of tho Democracy as is preU-nded. pud Dem- ternfio mint and they could not get n-, i lor ol ?JO, rho THE PKOCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE. Tho House met at 10 A. M. TUB FLORIDA VOTES. Mr. Mct'BAnr, of rme for tho pnrnoso of opi-Dinc tho clueuaskm upon tbe objection 10 tho Qi-oisiiiu mili'iit. ol thn Uaiti il MOUH. Mr. HALE, ot Maine, moved an auiuuduient. aa lollows: House, and no ran -con 02 Uo st mil hy the measure', rul ot the re-'poimbihty of pussinc the hill by stbiituiif: the1 Commission. They had ab.indont-d iil to their op.ioue'iita when rhrty voted tor tha lull, and ttie-ir berraved constituents would upon their treac'ierotu h ut tho Electoral act. that tho Commission tnijrht lake mio view such petitions, depusitioii% and payers as shull, hv tho Constitution und now listing law Incompetent; i tne lart that in the Florida caiu tha Commission bad de'cuied aud dolei mined thai no evidence ohoulil be, roce'lvi'd or couaitlorcd which tuil uot been to thu two huuies in I >lut ci Dkcutiou byiht President of tne Sonalo thatcer- Xo. I (that ol the Uavrs Electors) contaiuuil uo ovidcuct) wh.UiiVc-r, while certlticarm Xoi. 2 aud 3 (those uf thn lil.len Kl. olor.i) tlid evidence lulK aud spc'Cihc.illy nhouiujt tho I.ict that tho latter boil been >lul> olcotud und appuiutod jn KlKi-turi-. anil thcioloie, onlerini; that, the ilecisii'ii ut the Comuna.iion aod tho grounds the-reot be runiauiletl aud Dm mil ti il ti) tho Coiu- niHHiou, with tho request thut tho game bo so cor- rected or eiulnmeil, aud that Ihe Comiuinaion bo tuithcr requested lo lurnish in detail Iho true ro.moa ot un rtecnioii, that thu Iluuao may bo en in lo the conrao n tu puroun in tho ol ltd dnluirt aud that in tho luivintiino the yoto or tho Klert-iri ho not couuleil. Mr. HALE, ef Muiuc, oiado ihe pointol uidur thnt under Ihu Electoral Cominlnsiou Ian It waa the im- perative, duty of th- llouje, ut tho eud of the two lo volo ou Ibo luain (pioslion, which was, whc-lber tho voles ahouM bo eonuletl m eon. ioiuiiiy with the decision, and that nothing ill thn xuauu of de-lay, ia r t 'rm iireaetiUiL, eould now arrest tbo whuels tif dfoliion. Mr. WILSON. o> Iowa, added to Mr. Uulo'a point ot oiilar, mat could retir uotliuu1 to tno Ciiinuiidoiou, that would re-ijuirt- at lead coucuiroul actiun Mr. WOOD, of New-York, declared that anv imi- uiatii'U nt .L d.auoou the pjrt ol iho Democratic siilo uf tli" House lo any ti.JD to auy ilcciaiou ol' the Kiumia.iluu wad eunruly utatunoui, ami by thibc ihat hail Uikiupluco. Mr. 11 ILE, ot an v thin 2 been said this indicalo auy ciur.'ti ol that kind I iii. U 'the iTfutit-uiun lia-t just, upoken of delay, and hoa lutiinaiuil that laeie U uu in leu- Uuu'il ou Ihu [i in ut tbe Uuuttu lo ilulay jctiou. I uiu tlif uontloiuiu ttiai inero it uo such lULunliun. Whilo wo uro in lath lo carry out, in all CIA, thu Cle-ctorat C 'luuiit-uiiQ lau, and tbe rusull ihat may be macho I in I'liisuaiice ol it, null. Hi thu saino tune, wu de- luaud tno i iiflu of liuo niprctaiuu uf uuiQlou ilr K.VOIT, ut Kcutaiky, eunteati-d Ihu point of unier, aua there w.wi uo hint; In iht. law which pievputecl toe llunse. wilh the cuuciirri nee ol luo bcuittr, trum reniandiuc back to Ihn Ijit-e- toral lur their fmther conaidaruiion, tho il6Ciiiou whion it haa mado In the- r lorida it an opp jrLiiintv tu i x- uuiu tho lueouaiatenciej Hhicu exialtd iu that ileiitii.ii Mr. BANKS nt Massachusetts, >aid that under tho [irviv.ii jus uf tho K eccoral act toe was to all ath'iuialiva 01 upcn the diciaiou ot thi) Cmaiiilr-aiuii. wuulil uot bo reipoettm to tho Goniiuisslun lo 10 maud tho deeiit on to ic. ise overruled tho point of order maile b> Ul. aa..-, out allied tnat cuailo b) Mr. Hon. [oat luero waa in ihe Ko oloral Cuuituinaiuu Law lual aiiihuuZ'-d a ut thr que.iiiun hack tn tlnv Cwniiiii.isiou, ami rul me mat IL tiot compel cut lor one buns to led r a biII ar Any othtr to an outHiiiH CoininM- The luOslitnio utfered Uy Mi. LLuott waa, IQereioro, not iu oriter. THL M'cn.VRY'S ARGUMEM. The UoU-e al 11 15, pioceeiletl tti the d ut tne oujeotiuu 10 mo decisiou of iho Doctoral LOQlllllasloil. Mr. ui iow.x adilreaacii ibe Uomo m euuponol iuu CoiuiniiKion. ilu aald ihat Hit) de- ei-iuu of tbu umbraceil several iui- nurtdUl tirouojitiouit, tbo currm tncua ui which iDti two humes w ro to ue-ci lu, that thoia prupoji nous were eminently souud and in ly supp'Tte-d uutu by reaeou aod aiunuiuy ueoiueu to him eu- tir ly ckai. tlo ialJ lljr drit puiui deelueti wja that iwo huime-s uf iu ut tricir puweis lo eouut Ihu vulo tor anil Vice cuilM uot gu into luquuy 111 to iho uuuihtr 01 cast at luo lor Ihu Kite- lo it iu ibt> BI V'ral In other wurns, u was bout lhal Ibo ot that qiiudtiou was left lo lao prvper vuiburi.> in Itie Si U. ten, anil that when thai auihoni) cauvakaed tho declared and tno rcsuli, aua ccrlitl U ihe ei'-ctiim uf iho Eleciots iu duu t'otLu, ibal m puinUneut ot requillied uy tho Couaiilulion. lloclaiujtxl lUit ih'8 m MCeunUueu wich tho me'ce- dtut eslabliHhed by tbu bill ol ISM, which passed uu.u huuscj uc Coiiu're-o.-t, BUQ waa uuly lott oy a lailure tu uiEieo upua ihe lurui uf a aiuiilu pro- Tlnu bill, he aaltl. etealtxl utJraod Commit- tee., to tfuum weru lo be rulerrutl qupitiuns aiuniK Uiiuo tbo eouuiot Ibo Kluctural vo taof bai it wai carefully [irunded both by Ihe Senate auil tbo ilouae uill thai uu luquiry unoald bt> uiado tu thu uui-.ioer ot vu el eaai far lha Kleciois ul Ibe polli i Itiii Deiun regarded uy all Ihu iiuieiiUL'ii Ol that day aa a matter witum (ho cooinil ot tbe llu said ttie bill of 16UU, ncalled, ia or ol, a d advocated John Maranab, ailei waru Chui JwtiLO ot ihu Dulled Matri, tin- tHKlied ibo viewn ct that ureat cuusiiinuunil lun. yvr upon this quealiuu. Aitt-r prufidiui; lur ibis errand ixomujilte-e, n tlefiued their jungdietiua in thcso word! "Aud tbe persons tliii.t cheann shut lortu 3, jutut commit tee, aud ehall have puwui to ex- nujine into nil irUuve tu tbo uf 1're-tideni aud Viea PresiJciu uf the ITuned Mated, oihor LQau duth ad relate to tho uuaiher ol volvb by wuicii iho may havo uueu puiuleu.' Uo held ihat the ruling of the Commission wai sUu uuaudantly hy most coteut aua that to have ruluu uibeiwioo wuuld have been to assert s Juti'dicuon lo luqiure and unrtuiu tlie acnuQ ul all tho States m the Hpitoictuieut ol their ELecturi. aud tu inMi In thu ol au acliuu of quo wurranto lo try the lull'? ul every oue ot the pemunn aupuuiiud at aucb. Hu argued lhal ibe power ol mo iwo Louscfl, and, tUffefiro, of the Commiailou, waa coulurred by ih ao wunliof too Coustnuuuu And the ahall then bo anil that the Coiu- miMbion hail deciuod upcn iho Bunndetit rca- sutirt ibat ihese words couler no judicial powvr whatever, aud that they descnbo, uud very aptly deneribti mmidienal auly uuly. The wordb ot the CuutflliuUuu, ho uiaiulaiut-d, would bo the UiBt Kuidd tUit wuuld have heeu cbuien hy wuich to confer that imuieuau power, that vail jtiniilictioii, which Has latelv fur Iho Ural lime ehiiiued lor ibu two bouter, aud ihat iue> impngsibility ot eicv- ciaiue ihia pouer was a atrouu argnnieut uuaiosi it.t eiietence. lluw could the two hoaxes of heaukol uaieruio und try a suit 10 iloieriuino tho title i't Eie-ctots 10 their ottt ea I lie claimed that if U couiu Uo doue in one caao ll could bo douo iu all, mat them miiiht bo brought :1C9 cuuteslH uvur uleonona fur Electors, with wiliirsaea uutubeie-d hj Lunnreda ID each, .ill to bu dolermiued within Ihe bnet between tho meeting of C iu December aud the ot inti voted iu February, iio said it waa plain Ihat to oiiablidu ibis douii ino lu nlve the election ot 1'reaieleut aud Vico 1'ioiideut uurealiur into the haudi o: Lunmeea, aud take it out ol llio bauds of the Slate, where iho Constitution placed it. iho LUU bad, thore'lore, yury juuperly, bo ht, thai tnu re-cord uf the Dual ean- aod etoemiou and declaration of iho result uiado bj thu uroucr Sialo aulhority llnal and coaclnaivo, ami that nHiun tuin record w is jimeuied duly authenticated, aud accuuipaale-d by the return retj nhed by law aud luo Conatiiuiinii, lucre wita but ouo tluui; that eould be duur, aud thai waa in obey tho miuidale ot the CoUDtitutiun, which deelartvs that iho yolra shall bo cuuuted." 'Ihu Ci'iuiuiaxiou, ho itaid, decided ono ulhor puint f impurtaocit, which was I hut the appoiutiuant ut Electors m ido and certified lu lha manner prescribed by bialo law prmr lo timo when the Kleuiora woro to uieol anil vole loi deut and Vice Premdcut waa dual and could uot be aet aaldu by suoseqacnt btale action after iho Totes bod beeu cant the return thereol bad Deeu dulr made to the of tbe Senate. 'Lola deomion rested upon tho follovnuc aujonff other icrnouiK: tirtt, for reaaona of urcdt uuulio ioiporlaueo it provided by tho (Jonititu- lion luai the Electoiij should meet la tlie butes upon tbo aamo day and cast their y tea, and Con cress wts authorized by tbe Cohtiittuiun to hi tbo day 101 inch This power WBS eiercned by the pasaaeo ol the act ol 1793, filing ttie Hist Wednesday in Decem- ber tht) day ua which Eleniora should meet and vote m all tne Stales. The great wUdum ot thia State Government under n previonn ttdmlnldlrntloQ In the matter ol appointing Pronldontial Eltictora. eaDt'ciiilly where It appeHrod tbnt tlie Eliotors wero clinauo anil returned as duly Hinti'd, and met anil performed all their functlims, lucliiilinj; a return of their votns to tbo Preslilcut of tlio Senaift ou nr prior to Dec. 6, and nearly ft mouth beloro inch now ailniiuinti ntinn came into power. Second, if uroceedinns, oitbcr by iho Slato Lfirialuluro or tho Stale courts, hnd in tho latti-r part nl cnuld ho allowed to set ajidtt tho constitutional action of the Stnto In Urn rosiiort, nail in Det-rniber, it must result not only in u violation nf the consti- tutional requirement that the votot ot all tlie Slati'B should bo r vat on tlie sauin hut must aluo to tho tmnt irrinus coiMcquonct s In the future. If a judgment an inferior In Flnridn. lemlon-d on l bo Q7th ol January In an uctli'ii ot 17111) icarrail- to, could Hnnnl the votR of that State i.iit on tho bth of iJouoiubei, it followed that simitar (uite- mrnts in am or all ol tho other St.nos might cerntlod to tlio Preniilont of tho Scimti-. and muit Covprn tho count. The voto ot tho treat Hlalfl of Nnw-York would canernlly ho dicislvo nf tlio rosult of a 1'roiidi mill rloclion. In thai Stitp, hu BMil, bcliovcil Ihrro wove nioro tlinn ;il) iiOHic-nhiii in irar- ranto, >nd VThother it ahoiilil In' deiulcd thnt any iinu of thoio inicht. alloi tlie eli'c- tlon Inufilrr the voto ol th it btato Irom ono ranilulnto to the other If HII, how iii.inv of Iboso Judges uoulil horoallrr enter tho 1ml auil contend for the Diit chinrr in ilotoiiuine tlui 1'n donoy And what should bo dono. if novera! ol them each cliiinlni; pnoiirv ot jnrliilicliou. sh'iuld rotulcr conllio'iuc I Who could till to ai-ij th.u Hiich ii diictriiio would rrsiili in lonliisioii, dinmli-r, .vid nun f Ho wantod to know il, by an ex poet facto iiiiluuifiit in one btato nno party nhnnltl iei me an ailvaulaiie, why, bv Biniilar iiiovpiiient in auothi r Sl.ile, n cnr- advaiitnco nntht not bo Bought tur by the other party anil iliiini'dm a result ol HUI h policy thnt, ot cnnnlinc thp votes under tho Constitution and law at tho tune iiriwnbi'il, it Kouhl hi'dimo nrrcHiary to couut the jintuinmitH iu qua icarranto rrmli'tril In thn v.irionn htati's, and i nUr into uu niqiiity to the lOL'nlanly nml onn- cltislvt ol Ilit'so 'I'litru limit be authority .tnil al aoiuo lo duculo who wen Klin IOTB, auil that tlio only xaln or HOIIIH! or ronitnnonal rtilo (lint c'onld ln> totind wan by tlie n II, th it the ilri laiott nuiitc Ivy I hi' piop OiiBlituuoii mid law fur f-loctmc tho PiLHidrut nml Vico I'u-ii- (lent ot 111-- United M itea, Dual, and not subject to bo sol osulo bv Thu powi-r ol Connri'HH duli ci-nifiod voles of provision ot Cousiitutiuo was apparent, aa its parooae was lo preveat tbe very misohief which waa attempted in tbe Florida, caie It wai to prevent a Slate from withholding iia volo until it could be eeen how it would affect, thereiult. ll waa tu prohibit a from chauKiutE ita alter it baa once oeen cast in order to chanco a result, aud above ill. it must oe aeea that the Conuilution could uot ao conitrned aa to allow a new State coming into power in January, to Sl'KKCII OK Mil. TIJl KCIt. 5fr. '1UCK.K1., ill Viiyinii, lollowed on thi) iipno- siln side ut the lln Haul hu did not poso to frilieUe, much to eenmiro Ihi) ol nny inembt-i ol llu CoiiiuiiHHion. but hu did prnjx HU to irillc.isu ita Tho nieiiibern ot that ('ominiiaiim had taken nn outb lo I nidi r Imminent aitordlnu' li> Ihe Constitution mid law. Ih" dun- lul'otion in I'.lMHini; upon IheeliLiliility ot lliilunhrey t hud OeLilncdto U.IHI upon the qneilMn nf Ihe valullly ot tho voto ol an llleelur. Did the Umn- mission uieiin lo ileehle lhal Iho luelicilnlitv thn Klector to liavu no tlltel nuon llm validity of IIIH v te I It a Main iinpinnteil uu 1-jlectot. w us be lo bo declared hy tin- anil by llm iwu lo be n com- petent hlictur. nud tna volo lu be touuleil a valid vn lu f If HO, then thoutlul Iho I an vastms llo.uil ot a ft valid, nud thn (.oiinmiiiiuu, ijiiuiiii hoc. was vonl In leuanl lo Ihe in iln voice of i in- vaHnini; [luard, .ind ut an Kieentive. und inal llm vc-lco ol the Juilu i cvnU-nt-o thai hat1, uoi ,ie> u Hiibmittuil lu the Joint CoiiviiMlun, and liecun-e that, urdoi exolutled tvidinco whien would h ivo allowed conclusively that n ul the let: il aetually catl and C'.nvaisul wan in tbo 'lilden Kie-cltiid. 11" qiiuled Mr. O Cuncr'it ilecldratiou that "iheio livei nu: n man. HI> far Aft 1 kuou, on the lace ol the carih, who, having iho fnciiliy of cnn Inok nil hune.ll mall in Ihn lad-nnd nuiert .hat Hit) Electora truly ami a.nd lhal u a cuncedpil fact lhal llio iieoplu ul I'lurida had not tho ilayo-) and tin- Commission having uioinud ihu inueruatean rule whuh prohiLiietl it hum cunsnlerini; any quei tiuii ol Uaud lhal h ivo ariheu iu ihn case, tin) HOUHO brmiicnt f.ico ti> lnci> with a c'K-int'o lianil, and iho d> i lamn of the Cum- miiamn rt-mleretl U niterly lu defeat Ihu m ccniuliithuionl ot thaitiaud. Ho alau lue deciainii heiauauthei UMiml-iiiiiii h nl In-lil that u wua lllLOniyclellt to mio uliur.ilc of tne. papersupem-d Ihu 1'roHidenl ol iho Sjenme. He helu Ih it limL deciinun waa iuu l.m, und quoted Cinh- Inj; 8 Ma mal in mippiui hla own lie ru crotleti ttiji the tlueiHion had eouio with tho cant, voto ol tit" 7 lit) reuieliuil it ihe miiro, In- cause ll WHU contiai v lo the apiril ol Ihu law, and div apimitilud the1 eiuectoliuiia ol li.iim d it that 11 won ul bo cairieil out In a npim ol p tliio IMUI and justice, and not oi 1'ariftaimliip. He quoted Irom Mr. Koar'tt speech iu Htippoil ol (bu E ctloral bill where it w IH ankod w liethci Iheie not in all thia bodom IU men who would oboy my other mundato than ill ilul li.iriy >iul he [Mr npriiiuei j ie- ulied llial Una Ueciriiuu ibo answer, "Mu, LUC cue- Wtt. FIIVE DENOUNCES DMIOCItATIC KKHIONTKHV. Mi i'UYE. ol Mnniu, tleuonneid tho eftrmiLery with whleli ch.iiticaol fiauil were made against tno Kt publican I'.uly. 'Ihu ceuikuiau fium lllinolrt Ml. in bia speech hail charced Irnuda. uud oni of llio t-iuht o'ljic- tion-i tile.I liy Ibe Ri nlli mini from Ntiw-V'oik llr. IMI Id) lour charged Hand llio I'.iriy. 'Iboio Ucia un Keniihllcau in tho lluuio who wuuld uol court luto thu tr.unl.t ot LI or III') liui.dnol l-'loii'la. 'limy eoniied luvetlikralion nit1) tho fi.inls ol Iho Cny of New-Yoik, Iho iu New-Haven, Itrnltoporl, aud llartlurd. Conn., unil iho tiaiuh in liuliuua. 61'H.CII OF S1H Mr llunu. ol Ohm, S'lil lhal he. did not riao lo cumplaiu ut tho dceiamu ot llu- Commission ua It a flee L tho caudul lie ut bib choice but u mem- ber ot thu prolcaoion. and HI a mtmhei ol Ihe Jloutit) ho wiahctl lo outer lilts pruli at urinal the uovul and iluuceiuua iloclriuo uuon whleli lh_l tli CINIOII rested Wheu the-1'roildi ut ot the .SLll.vIe Bullion. led In thn J'l'iit Conv holtl nnd ilaniii; wionir to protenilcil nolilli'ill CDiivietiuiiH, and .insureilly to your .isHOcI iluH uhute s> ntiim nl" and niilitH you bi'liayud and uli.inilom'd lo your political adyori irij-x. I UIIHD lo i niind Ihn DeincH-i iiiijuriiy that 111 ciniiiiioii ili-ci-ney your voti-H on thia measiiio have you tr in in- in DVUII ouo ot enticiiui Iho deei.iim of that Sim, it in you own you liruuuht It into bemir, you cavo U nnd power, and .yon, and you sre ri'tipousible for llio result. It ia no excnue for you :msei l that yni ilul uol anuei [lain such u n mil, that you expt't ted lusher unil heiter thlim-( Irom yuur Vou had no moiuriLht toevne-ct u BO enuitilnli und biller tlDiioiiiielHtionn and cunileiiiu.i- tn.iiH (o Heap upon the hu.idi ol who, cl .11111114; lo he leuilera ol Iho meal Deni'iciatic thn of ilu exmleiii e, have pruvi n ihemwi'lvt a Helvutf tnllier Irom o or unworthy for hauo reanmm [Unnofted and un tho -nit. Hero thun, 111 ibu ii.inif ol tlio Dt-m jc- 1 u v ol HID uhnli) iiniiiiry. I nhinlve lliaC t Irom ull aavo it may thai of un huniul nil-tUke, and in tlio uaiuu ot Ihu .1.0110 tieal pnwel I di iiounrti Ihe majority ut Una lluiino .in leaiM'iiilhlo I'M Ihe wionif. and leirian ur eoiruplly Iho cmihili m u Hhiehh.ii In en ii-piinvd in iheiu unil lailhleia tu the conliiled in them. (A.ip lanne j Till lll.NOUNCI I) '1 IIUJIISO.N, ol M.IKHJI declared tho hill or accept it. Is H now to Do that tbo Repub- lican Party hss ad forgotten the groat and thn herolo dee'la ol its early (lavs as to cry Evil be Thou my sod endonvor lo a fnlaeliood In thechlol mncistracv ot tbn land t The act is aiciiiiiBt nil Ihe history of "onureus anl nil the procotleiitH uf tho past. Tho Electoral Coiiimitiion which you have constituted hai that no evidonto can bo received b- yoinl tho cerlillcatoi Hiihmitti (t to tho houses oy the President of tho huuitu, ami, m-cond. thnt of thoao and papers nono c.iu bt> receiyed of any net nfler tho voiinc by a Stato. Thn dtcisi...... Jlr. Speaker, ll CHII mean notliuiL: thai thn c-rtillcato ul the Govi rnor of u Slain, in ac- cordance wilh llipcortillcnto of tho hlato Canv.iBserH. la to coveru, unless before llio Tot i IB casl the Stato llio act. and this as if ill. I was about lo nny. insolent mockery. Wo know Unit lu ncarcolv a Male li tho canvass niado on 111 within a low days of Iho Electoral votes being cam. and we know, mure- over, that in tho Stall) of 1-loruU tho Canvaesinit Iio.iid completed its cauv at J o'clock lu the morniiie, and that the Elecloti voted at 12 H'I lock tho samo day. And VDI wu art) told by Una Communion that the Main nf Klondo wilhiii tliiine l Ino honrn ti.m roumil .iclnii Ihiout'h IIB rep-clod tbu action ol thin CanvasHinc llo.uil Ihero ia no tjower lu no it. In Hhorl, Ihe tloctrino ia thio If tho (Jon- cral 1-1 iiiinandiiiK In t'loinln had on llio niiirninn iheGthol Deriinhor marciied a cus'rt lino the> cold off fmir ot hin nnd Ion id llio He turning Hoard lo ci-rniv llieir elet turn, tho dovornoi Htipeiaitu IIIH cerliheite, Ihero In no in tlio land tu pievent, tbo vo leu of UHHO lour noldii ra fiom hi in_' t oiinltnl. aro tu HID wnoiliet il IN llnr- rupl to our in ople Ihati all Iho iilaimna ami rolj- lienea and llio li juili ol ull 0111 hmlui j. Mi the liiiiluiL I Hit) Commliiion u.ia not in ireuiu- mice wilh Ibr fielx, but nai iltcl iruii; Iho Ijluehood lo be Hie trnlIi. Il hail reUi-iul 10 i-Tannne ihe i-i i- tlinco which tTouhl pn.vr oeyuuil nny tiuu I it llial iho lilden nud lietu i lei led in Fl'iiid'. Iho ey ea iif in a whole world I A (i'Veinment whien, though ll eouul de-lend Hitc'll uitainxt us wai biitorn inlurnal I: anil ind tuiruptiou, 'hat. Iho knovrn train! ol u li w men t-uuld uxurp ihu Onvi rn mini, nud thu piuple were uol ou4v ponerleia tu act, hut tho und run d bo u-nil to put Into ixeruliun thut, liand. ami cnmnol tlir pooplu to aieopl lUo usurpor a yn M, clatinc that hi) had Ijei n viti il tlown in Florida, bin proponed to hivo ID miuuii s IIOIT Tho reit ol Im spei-i h HOa ilevoird In Iho question ut tbe Klornl.i rtcclion. .lilt. HI.I'LILrt TO MK. CAItlt. ol Virginia, raid ih it he wa-i one of who uud nujipiii tt-d tho in tfuud lakh, und lit- w Hid nay to Ihu tenth iiiaiilroin Indiana [M.I CarrJ ihal il wouln.t.iko nn ro tli.iu him. and the li-w IKinoeiati ulio vsted with bin aujiiml Ihat tuvaituie, to reaii tno jfitj, the ll..ll-e out ut thu lleuu ciatie, I'nty. 1 llu vole lor that nifRiiiiu hut been ouo ot the crandctflantl luflieal in lilencca ul mucraiio fuilli in tliu houvnlv ul inanki C. II ino Uoinmiasiou had l ul r Ht n lo Ihu lull In iifhib ul thit cieal the Democrats win. supported Iho bill wuiilu havo Ihe .-atl.iliunull ul kuowun; llie-t ih.y. at Irani, 'mil dono llieir duty, mid made eveiy ell >rl t" settle tho qncHtion HCtordin.' In law nml Hu did mil ij.iee Wllll Iho deci-inn ul thn and ho was clad Hi it objection had Ix-i u made u it. be- c nine it cave ihu Democrat if 1'ariy an oiipiu tuiiliy lotnler Itt Holemn piott bl unit Iho i cin.niiiina- lion ul an oilliaccuns wrunt under a mem Icyal lit lion. ANOTIH.K VI11TUOI 8 Ul UAT. Mr. JviimilMi, ut North (.an.'iua suid Ihat he ei- pi ct-d lhal oecmiou vv.mld havo bee a reachra ou iho Intty prmciplia ol bin he had Im n (llnfippullileil. lln piondul llio ot hm parly, it uemanded Ihe rii-milcney un llio minis ot tliw east. Hie other paityuUld. II juii eun UB Iho 1'r. nny lei htm alii v, ciyo it lu ui lha, tichni- calitv. 1 hi couuti v yTould no ti.c ut tlio mm al lit I limit-of the iwo pa rtu x. one aaklui: that llm qnes lion should bo decl'led on tho truth ul llio mailer, iiml iho uturr ixiilnt: Its c no uu lix'al ll iho latter pirty i. calved tho I'rcumuicy on ihoso ll wan welcome lo take it; but. hialoiy wunlti wrilo that liaity down, would writo down tliu man who look, ineolhco. anil would wntodiinn the K.ecloial Commuaii n 10 u pi.uo hum whnntho hand nl remnrttliuu conhl never luino llie-m 10 tbo respect ol maiiKimt. VH. KASSON'S Mr. K ARSON, ut Iow.i, Mibmii le 1 that tho dcbato had w iimoieil rathoi widclj Irom llio inal-i qiu'i- tluii. Iuu CnllluiiBiii'll hail mado us roporl tlun lo ll bad hi en hint, uu 1 ou this ion iho Iwo huu.ioi had been aikcd to ait. The-io wai uo t vi.ieuLu lu-toro llnur exumplc', it u hill patae-d the Jiuus- uy a UY ouo and it u aflei- war.l til rued out that ouo uf tbo uu-ui- btrs vutuiK it hail not bueii duly elected, anil if Iio woro uiiieiuud. or it il weio shown ihat hia vulo had bueu piuehnaoil b; bribery or Iraud, that fact, would out nlTucC tlio bill itsoli, U yrould Bland ai taw and could uut ho Tho courts had decided that pimciplu ovci and uvur OKUIU. It waa tburel'oro lucmrect lu say thai Iraud vitiated ovi'rvlhuijj lu tbo BCIIHO oi its vitiating a puulic aud cumoleiud act. CLOaL OF THE DEI1ATK. Sir. FIELD, ol New York, climinc Hit) dobato said: Scaicely Uad I ho election taken pUcu in November w lieu tne I'restili'Ut intitoa reprodouiatlves 01 tno JJi'pnbhcau 1'arty to viait disputed States lu Ibo buu.b lor tho purpofo ot wiioessinc tho count ins of iho voles, declaring as be uitl BO, that no 1'reai- dont could a (lord lo uo vloctoU by iruud. When Cuupress mut in December, aclnitt In tho sums It eoiit commitieea ut luresilgattuu into iho Cltik'mli wi ro men pi. u In llehHrn. Stoiiyhlon, MalhnwM, ind she-t- laharter. Conuael lor thrf ItPpublican Party he- luro tlie Coiiniilsiluii ami by M'tiiik ,ind (Jieeii, CMIIiHtl for Iio Dtumeratie 1'iiti. Ihn Wire hilly nieiipieti by numo ladies haviuc lo uiiinrnl lilctuit -i with n-.ils iu Ihe KI ntlemeii's eallery, ll mil whu h, ifei.llio enliired pruulo who umully lounce tin 10 appearid to bo cumpliilely eicludrd. Ulymeit .s. diaiit, Jl., occuplud a neat on tho llepub. licau bide. Till. .IOINT MKKTIVd. I'. M ihu bcu.itori aimed and look their ul u ei Mr 1'Miitl. rresulentof tho SM nate anil riresldinc olheei ot tho luint loni) amis ml. Ih) n tumiii it.i si'Miion 'I he UTII liunnua stparatuly have tougideled anil di li ruilneii tho oui'i ion siiumitl'd hy a inenuier ol tin- llnii'O) lu the of tho CominlXBiuu on Ihi) ci i tilleuli n Iroin ihu biaiu of 1-l.irlna 1 ho Oh rk ot the bi-uiUu now ruad tbe decision of the Tho ilei ision ill the Senate wan mid by ltd Clcrt, and Ih u nl l lie 11 Un Clt rk. 'Ihu I'm rtiniv. Ul m 1'lt eanl lha two houa us cluio ii piirpurtmic lo be sinned by John smith. Company Two, Bull doZora, Governur of Lnuimana, uad vtiud- Inc up with tbuuautto: Sueli Is L'fo in Ljnts lanu Subsiqneully the I'reiiiliurf Ofhecr direcled the paper lu onillted from the of tliu Joiut Convention. hinatur McDoNALD, of Indiana, rose and submit Utl an oojectiou tu tbt) Hates aud Whueler cenifl cates. Tho objection was baaed on tbe ground that tbn Haves Kleclora uad not beeu duly eioetoa. nnd that their election bad been cernflntl l-y William Kcl- Inge who claimed 10 be, but iu fact wai not, Govoi- nor of thu State of Louisiana, and because tbe Rc- turnlnc Board of aald Slate was wilbout Jurisdic- tion, for ibo reason tnat tho laws of Louisiana con- furrod ao power on Uie H-'ITDIDB Hoard i> or compile the -rottt ilnce they conititnli d but four ot the five permits riqulrrd by Ian those lour weru of the same political party, and amen there was a vacancy in said board which the four mem hers hfcit irfusea lo till brcauie thu four members of the Itetnrmnt: Uoard hail full knowlidgK that u true cnmpllutU'n ol would have slinwn ihut Ihe Tildon Electors had been duly eliclwi hi> cauto naid bimrd liad iifluied for moary lu tbu vote of L-iQielana, aud becauso A. )J anrt II. Hri-mter. of thn Rrnuhliraii hail lii-ld ofUiiei ol Irmt uudcr trie (iovrrnmenl uf tint United Slates at luo liino of then aniKiiDtvacn; at Kh-clors ho i tUon IB sicnrtl bT Messrs. ifrDunold of Imlmiin, .Stevenson ol Kentucky, hiulsunry ot aw.ire, and of Mlsvuurt huuatnre. MenerB. Jtnki of I'eniiKylvanla. (jlbsun of Loniiiana. Tucker of Virginia, vy of Louisiana Kills ol LmilMiaiiH, and MurriS'in ol Illinois, rnprescntitnfi- ll i (jiiisoN, of LouRiaiu, also n nl up ublectimu lo Hayes and Wheeler ccrtlHcatei, bi thr (iiireriiinrnl of Louisiana uol Kepuli lie in In lurm, no canvass wus iniKl-- latlu (jorernnr JiiffrDin SuperviHor ol 11 cL'istiatlon t> r the I'jrish ol rulnto Coui f-e Marks, Dinlrii I A Itornnj ami liureh, a meiiihi r nl the >Uitu SuLalf, a im-iiiln-r of the Kninl nl Conirnl of 111'- Male I'unteiitlarv an AdiiiiniBirator ut Iho Deal and Huiiili Aiyln n. and Tri'isurcr of ihe School U -aril of Kist Itjti.n ll-mte Jlllli, liiraus Jullrnin was speeiali} il by the llniieentli HU linn ol the BI I i f llio L> turr, pmnl July '24, IMT ihe J udi d. pal tmi o' tlio (rovi inmi-nl of Ihe I nin-d Sluti-n Iht) I'linidinii OIlH ei Aro ih re inribtr ohjn lions lo tlm vole ol the rtlnlu ol LoU'Sian i I A a pause 'llitro being uo lurllH-i oop-clion. a 1 of tin t rtillcali s Irom Ihat .s; lit, with ai cumpanj nit; Ihu loctlher wnh IIOIIH. will he now cuhLiiiled tu ill'- >.li c.nial n (ul judgment and ill i ihiun. 'J no .SeuiU) withdraw tu its chamber. 1 he. .Stiiale tin riupun wllhdiotv, tna the i urta'u fell ujiun I lie llnrd ncl of llu Joint Cnim-uinni. A HI LK ON LlClM-Ainh Mr Col, ul New ork, tiuni the ninmilli e on Kuli-. it'iiiirurt n riBoluimn so llu ruli i ul ihe LoiiBt- tint pcuding the eouul ul thi-Kit toral vole, whirf Hi. huusu IH not iiti then in il nil ill, on a-Ni nihlllli; ev, ry t'Ui .iltti rceenH lium thi day prec-e-dtriL'. piuii-nlat 1- 0 elm k us >-ai Ibough t'le liny h ul ei] hy ailjouriimt-iit. Li end ot ihe -t iHiiiu, thai then welt) 11 uf I he legii'.ir apprupii ili'iii Inlla iiudiBpOHtd "I that i.u-rn we-ii) -ll hills on llio private taliiiiur Mini GO on i ho public ra.i nJur l i-l 1 In TV w, ru 3U MM cial hill Ihe interest on iho public deljt ul Ihi- Diatnn of Co'iininia, an 1 the .il hi d'lp il Ltve" bill -w. M- In- Ime .lie Hijiise Hiid Ihat in urd--i to gi-t ilimnjh Ihn niHh.i ul liUolnem tho r HIS OPJEC- 1IO.N K) ILLIMJI1-. It( .Slimier had oil ji tu tho eountniKut tho vut' I) lyliuffcv. oil" of t'i" Klt-clnra ol Illinois, on the eruund that Chaff o a CuiuunssinniT of thu Cm uu Court of the .Slalei within and lor tin-Suiitlitrn Dlitnct ol lilinuii at tin- timu ul hu sppolntniful as I.lector andul his lolmg on theOih ol Ui-c.1 iiibf r. Jlr wasin ul the rrcord, i of lht> lait. dalv cerliln it hy Hie cuiirt sniTwitn a lurlhT ciTliliritu th it hatln- hud nut ri siirmil. and w.ia Sll'l eieit fmir tiiiiiiuf ihuolllii. Mr r wan aiUui-d ibat i qnally clear CiJHtlee's wmild he pf- kfiilcil Hi tin Cumtniiiiuu in the Louimaiii i .we wlnrli would lima ohuln a iln nli n hy tin Cumiiii-i'inn aud Ih" iwu 'mum u. It injection were hlfd 10 I'hatli f Ihn ('iimnil'-sio i could uol di o'dt) thu then- 11 oniy OHO t trtifli mi' Irom that Malr Itimlis, thr Nnite, relilie lo sustain lln) obprlion to Cliaftio'ri vole anil Him iiiight pn-Jmlit f tln> diciiiun in Iho 1.4.11) ul ihp imiuinle Kir. li.n in llenrn Mr with liir advice jml approbntion ol his frinudu w ittilu Id mi ohjicliuii'tu Challet s vole PRICE FOUB CENTS. RESTLESS ENGINEERS. THK IMMK'EKUlNGh IN THK 'Ihe ion BI harini: txtiiieiiat 10 u i Im k l his morn- inc. the Stnatu rrniinn d ita. sesiiun al llial hour bul li w Senators present In reipunsB to a quislinn uf Mr. of Virelnia, Ihn rreildenl pro lempon. Mr rFitm n plied tliBt it wuulrt not br in nraer tu lair a rcci rH ticept on a question raised in tbu Juint CHUTI ntion A nutation was ram d Ihrrcln on SitnriUy. and Small) hail availed iisi-ll of its privilege talint a TICCSB until this inornlng He turther itatf-d thai no InislneHi of u legislative, characior wa' in order, ppnilini: tho euinidtr.uion ul a decmun of the Kli c- lorjl Ciimmisiiun. TIIK HtllilDA IIVtl'-lON llj IJutloch niarlvall llu wi-re but no bnsinem mhateyir wai traimaeti it The Senate, Having allirini'il the, decision ul the KUi tonl CtimniiiKiun in lhi> Klunda case swaueil noli, llcitlon from tho Iloimo ol lieurespiitalivi-H ihat thai bndy was n ally to resnmi the Joint MSMun lo con tiniin Ihu ruiiiit. At 2 JO u'clot'V Mr Atlains Clrrk of Jlunse of Keprem-nlalivi's, apiM-airtl at Ihe bar ol Senate, and annnuuci d thn ile-cisiou ol the that tho cuiinting of the Kit Cloral vole of the Main ol 1 lornl.i shall uol proreed in conformilj wiih ihn ill tiBinn of the Kli rtoral ComniiiBiun. but that HIP Totfti ol the Dt-nnicrilie Kluciora eounlnl i. und ul-o nulillid St'ii lie thn jlou-i roidy tu nu-Pt It in the hall ot 1h> Home Tim Smiati> then proereQi'd 111 a body lloiinn ol K'-prrsenlatlvi-H ('h in: r it I i'i when A( as In a TO tho ami t in bunille.-n us re Tit DhN -5. 1'HTON'H, AM) COt NTS llr. Ml'Tciir.LL "I Irom thn Committee on 1'rivilrgis and Kleclinna, BUhmiiteii a rriulnlion pruMiIHii; fur Hit' laiuo ot ,111 attaehmi-nt lur uurad I .linudin, C ishlT ol the J'lnnl H tnV ot Jyew-Yurk, ho havmi: lailcd lo ir thn coinfiilltui and priuliier Ihe necunntit ul J '1 ilden, William T. 1't-ltuu, and A s llewiti, w lih Ihnt haiik .Mr. SAI Ul. t'f U'lawarp, olijicleil lo the tonaidtratioii ul the I" I day, with certain gti irantpfil righto, similar to tlion) di in.iiidi'tl bv tho I'nion. Tlii no durreliiin Irft with the rmploym in tin" in ittrr of or promotion, rxrept HO fur as to :i decision of or rapalnlily 1 lir proiniseil to 1 iv tho ni ittiT bi'foro tlie Hoard of Dini-tnrs tin- nt-it and had in ttio UK aiitimi- ngri nl to ni.tko Roitio mlvani .it tlii' tinn-. '1 IIP ill Viml bt-i n ipei'tuiLr tliii nnii tn- 11 Mi-atlrriil tbo road FOIIIO ot" iln in on tin- trains, rmclv to tako r. nml tin- n jiijlnr traintt ranii) nr ir in ll lime '1 lie U'Hlli oallNi- linr of tlio IH intiiine At tin- I'liu'lint i> in tli.nci- lo> k a ti r tin- ooinuani'N an i iry 1111: tn >lir. t-l tbr d and nun eini'iil Ihu iiuc tin- htriln ii to bit hltlrrly to thr rml I Minoiinili ii tin- tli-pol anil nati hi '1 for .t ill lopiin th it uri-c All tin un n u ,10 had bit thi liaiiiH in tin, yiiinitv rr a tn Ijtne 1 tlile by w hit i lie couj I OIIPI mine ir t iih anil ki i all in mi n ,il, v. nrk but lie h Had HO iniuv ollorn ol ant tli u I o h.ut ill d riiim il lo earrv out tin old time on ml through tri.nrt, at lo t-t li. h pronnr-i ol iiii-ii iroin tbu toiiror-. Kiu- roail unil other ct-itioiiH 1 In Krothi rhtn il hrrr IK a pou i infill ifi, 7, illou with u 1 liaiik ,ie tianl lo diet u Im ll .'I'll- v, ill "in, lull l niuj: Mini tlio ro ysill until i, to iUti irtjnlile KrporlH Iiom ail p MIH alojii; llio ro.wl to fliKut til. HO tliul (ho lire all (411 irdi-ii ri muii olhcrrn, und all the cnmpany r- ]iro. en v IP firirlly w.tlrlu il. No IK rt Ptinft. of pi'in ral freight aijentt of toe liiilro.uls lield nt the ollico of the La'mi Shorn road in llna oity, to day J here yvern n picbcnt pr si nt Irom tho Onio, Mirlnnan buir. I. ain other freiL'hut hy the IIW pi nudu u e plan udopleil ailinitn ot bat one iii.iforin" on all eijior1. In tl.r trunk U .ea .11 e lett Iree lo in ike- Kilauil ra i- lliij please. n> nx ll (onlliit with tlic- .icrei il tanfflo Iluropcnn points. This arraneenieiil KIM i into rlli el tn morrow, and un eip, n- ineiil, vull rt in lorce durum tins ur least, and lo uinch lime in may uo i iiblr Iu all tiKCIIKTAIIT CTIA.NDLER KOIl A 1-AVUHAHLE DKtlhlOS IN A l.A.XU CLAIM, AND ia PHOMm.y SAN KHAM.ISCO, Feb. United Stntcn Drpntj -Mar'hal lo from MaTjcy illr, laat nieht, 1 Mi wan, a farmer In the Tinnity ol Vuba Countv, a prunnrr, on ft charge of atWrnpliDg to Dritxe Secretary of Cbindler to render a de- ciilon In In coDU-at over lha Utle to quarter uf Unl toil La.od. Ha wrote to Srrretar; Clmndlrr lu October lul, In offering blm for prompt and fivor. drclalon Mr Chandler referred tbo lo itif Atuirurj who tranamitlftd tnem irlrt AttomiT Logblan with luatmctlona to bnoj Siewart to )iii1lcf wren mti. miied thdl he tboueht Ihe aut-colne itoald be rnnly lo of in opportunity Ui makfl mouny. Tho Jnrv ol tbe ibo Court found an ind let meat Stewart ou ;