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Cambridge News (Newspaper) - February 8, 1877, Cambridge, Ohio The Cambridge news. Published every thursday a at Cambridge Guernsey county Ohio. L. Q. Haines proprietor. Terms of subscription. For one year if paid within the year.$2 00 if not paid until after the year expires. 2 50 no paper discontinued until All the arrearage Are paid except at the option of the publisher. A very Large circulation. Business cards. Cambridge news the Cambridge news. Advertising hates. m. 1 your $18 75 990 00 a pack. 3ne-Auarter column. One third column. Gone half column. _ be column. $12 50 17 50 20 00 40 00 25 00 40 0$ 31 b0 50 0$ 60 001100 01 7 amur a feb Darys. In. $2.00 per annul. Fifteen cents per line for local in Reading Matte ten cents per line for local notices first insertion and five cents per line each subsequent insertion ten cents per line Lor special notices first Inser Tiou and 3 a. Per line each subsequent insertion. Marriage and death notices free. Out Mariea Ftp Eutz per Lina. A Coors. M. Or Moi. Ore. Cooper amp Jefferson d in twists Cambridge Ohio. Of a a office on West Market Street Over Shaftner Wjk Beymer a store. Teeth extracted without pain by the use of nitrous oxide or laughing Gas. Mar4-�?T75-tf a. B.w1uok. Wilson a Burson dentists office in the times Block Over the Guernsey National Bank Cambridge Ohio. A. 27, 8<6-tf j. G. Ferbrache livery and Sale stable in the rear of times building. 0ytatronage solicited. Accommodations Good. Ocl Cambridge Ohio. Morton House formerly surr hotel Joseph Morton a a a a proprietor West Side Public Square Cambridge Ohio. New pleasant and convenient. Net 29-73 Lamb kit Thomas. A Harfor a Katri. Lambert Thomas amp co., produce and Wool commission merc amp its 139 North water Street and 146 Delaware wharf Philadelphia a june 15-7 new factory. William a. Carr Fine Boot and shoe Maher Cambridge. Ohio. Or shop in Tainey 9 building on Mill St making and repairing sewed work amp a per a a Quot by j. Woodford livery feed and Sale stable on Pine Street North of main. T persons arriving on the cars or any others taken to All Points of Guernsey Bounty on the shortest notice. Past j. D. Tatlor. To h Anderson Taylor amp Anderson attorney at Law offices adjoining the Taylor Block. Feb20 76 we. M. Lens attorney at Law and notary Public. Will practice in Guernsey and adjoining counties. Collections promptly attended to. Of Stoffle address Cambridge Ohio. June 15-74__ t. O. Mann Carpenter and. J owner Cumberland Ohio. Of of Quot persons wishing work in this line will he promptly accommodated by calling on or addressing the above named. Jun�15-<4 Quot d. K. Kyle s Marble and Granite works Cambridge Ohio. Keeps on band a Fine lot of the celebrated red and Gray scotch Granite monuments at the lowest prices. Italian and american Marble monuments of the Best style and Quality. Marble and slate mantles.__mayl3-,5-tf at Mackey Sart gallery Cambridge. A specially is made of Fine photographs. Also copying and enlarging old pictures and finishing them in India Ink water and Oil colors oct 29-74 we. Ogier Boot amp shoe maker. In the Davis Block opposite the Public Square Cambridge Ohio. Pwn he is prepared to do All kinds of work on Short notice and on reasonable terms. It give him a Call. Nov. 30. 18,6-tf_ mrs. Sarah Jane Moss is prepared to clean and co lob clothing for ladies and gentlemen braid hair and make switches to Ordor. Combines straightened. Cambridge o. Or. C. Sweet dentist Cumberland Ohio. Of Ftp Teeth extracted without pain by the use of Quot harmless dec. 28, 1876-tf _ a a thing of Beauty is a Joy forever. Art gallery. Day amp Scott photograph lists Quaker City Ohio. Photograph in every a use and style and in the perfection of Art. June 15-74 Kirk House formerly Grant House Corner of Market and fourth streets. W. A. 8. M. Kirk proprietors june 15-74_zanesville, Ohio. John i. Dollison proprietor of the Beec Lier House Cor. Broadway and South streets Quaker i Elf Ohio. Tar this is one of the Best arranged houses in Eastern Ohio. Guests will receive every attention necessary to their Comfort. Ma>4ti a Jarview House. Fair View Ohio. J. F. Dubois this House is newly fitted up and kept in a. �-1r a May 18-tr modern style. Good stabling. Mccollum so Mckinney Are prepared to attend to All the want of their customers in their line of making and repairing Wagon of All sizes and patterns. They also invite attention to the facilities for so Obinger and the other thousand and one things made at the. S>op6lldm m Mckinnet. Mar23-�?T7b of South end Mill Street congressional. In the Senate on the 27th, the military Academy and fortification appropriation Bills were reported amended and passed. Messages from the House announced the passage of the electoral Hill and its signature by the speaker. It was immediately signed by the president of the Senate and Given to the committee to he delivered to president Grant. An executive session was held and the Senate adjourned. In the House a report favouring the admission of Belford As representative from Colorado was made the order for the 30th. The Indian appropriation Bill was considered in committee of the whole reported to the House and passed. The four members of the Louisiana returning Board were presented at the bar of the House by the sergeant at Arras and the speaker put the formal question what excuse they had for not furnishing the documents called for by the investigating committee. In their reply they disclaim any Pur pose of showing contempt for the authority of the House stated that they were duly appointed returning officers and quote the Law governing the action of the returning Board in regard to the election state that until a full canvass of the election was Complete continuous control of the papers was indispensable and the moment those duties Are ended All papers Are required to be deposited with the Secretary of state. This was done and the papers have Ever since remained there without these witnesses having any control Over them. The answer then gives a Long Legal argument against the right of the House of Congress to go behind the report of the returning Board As to the election of i residential electors and characterizing the attempt of the committee to possess itself of the papers As an act of usurpation. They declare that they know of no fraudulent or false returns on which they based their action but that they acted to the Best of their knowledge and according to Law and right. They conclude by saying that it is Notin their Power to surrender the papers called for. A Resolution was adopted�?145 to 87�?adjudging them in contempt also�?138 to 76�?ordering them to appear before the investigating committee and produce the papers called for. The witnesses were then remanded to the custody of the sergeant at arms. Adjourned. In the Senate on the 29 h ult., Patterson s. A made an address supporting the Resolution acknowledging the Hampton government in South Carolina As the Legal government. He denied that there was any intimidation toward the Blacks on the part of the Whites and had no doubt that Many Blacks were deterred from voting the democratic ticket by coloured republicans. Jos. E. Bailey recently elected senator from ten Nessee appeared and was sworn in. The presidents message approving the electoral Bill was received and ordered printed. The report of the majority of the Florida investigation committee was presented and ordered printed. Adjourned in the House a Bill was introduced providing that the first session of every Congress shall commence on the 4th of March. The Bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to it pay j. B. Eads the constructor of the Mississippi River jetties $500,000 was considered and a motion to pay the sum in u. S. Bonds was Defeated. Adjourned. In the Senate on the30th ult., a Resolution authorizing the president of the Senate to appoint two tellers on the part of the Senate to perform the duties required by the electoral Bill was agreed to. A Large number of petitions asking for the adoption of an amendment to the Constitution prohibiting states from Dis franchising persons on account of sex were presented. Messes. Edmunds Morton Frelinghuyse Thurman and Bayard were elected members of the electoral commission on the part of the Senate. An executive session was held and the Senate adjourned in the House the Bill appropriating $50,000 to pay j. B. Eads Foi constructing the Mississippi Stiver jetties was passed. The Bill abolishing the police commissioners of the District of Columbia vetoed by the president was taken up and passed Over the veto�?158 to 78. Messes. Payne Hunton Abbott Garfield and Cloar were elected As the House members of the electoral commission. The speaker was authorized to appoint two tellers who Are to count the presidential vote on the part of the House. A Bill in relation to damage for infringement of patents was passed. Adjourned. In the Senate on the 31st ult., a communication announcing the selection of Justice Bradley As the fifth member of the judicial Branch of the electoral commission was received. A Resolution providing for the admission of persons to the Capitol Only upon tickets during the counting of the electoral vote was adopted. The Bill to Amend the Pacific Railroad act was discussed at length and the 8enate adjourned in the House a Senate Resolution for the appointment of 100 men As special Capitol police during the counting of the electoral vote was agreed to. Garfield Ohio introduced a Bill providing for a More thorough investigation of the accidents on railroads and said it referred to the Ashtabula disaster. Referred to the committee on railroads. The Resolution declaring Colorado a state and Belford entitled to a seat in the House As representative was adopted after a Long discussion and Belford was sworn in. A Resolution discharging e. W. Barnes from custody was adopted. The deficiency appropriation Bill $502,713 was reported. The report of the majority of the Florida investigation committee was ordered to be printed in the record. This report states that the demo cratic electors were elected. Adjourned. In the Senate on the 1st, a petition signed by hankers merchants clergymen and others of new Orleans charging the Kellogg government with incompetency and appealing to the country not to believe the statements of fraud and violence charged against Louisiana was read and referred. The chair appointed Allison and Ingalls As tellers on the part of the Senate to count the electoral votes. The members of the 8enate then proceeded to the Hall of the House to take part in the count of the electoral votes. On their return the report of the majority of the sub committee of the committee on privileges and elections in regard to the eligibility of electors in new Jersey Virginia and Missouri was read and ordered printed. A verbal report of the minority of the committee was made disagreeing with the majority in their conclusions. Adjourned in the House the speaker appointed As tellers on the part of the House to count the electoral votes Cook and Stone. A communication was received from Justice Clifford announcing that the electoral commission was ready to perform its duties. A message was sent notifying the Senate that the House was ready to receive that body for the purpose of opening and counting the electoral votes for president and vice president and a recess was taken. The members of the Senate appeared Aud the count of the vote was proceeded with until Florida was reached when the Senate retired. No further business was transacted by the House. In the Senate on the 2d, a Bill was passed providing for the punishment of persons making or having in their Possession Dies holds etc., for manufacturing counterfeit Coin a Bill also passed providing that All claims against the United states which officers of the Treasury or Heads of departments Are authorized to decide shall be barred unless presented within six years from the time the same accrued. It is not intended to apply to claims before the Southern claims commission court of claims or Congress. A Bill to enable indians to become citizens was referred in the House a Bill repealing All taxes on Bank capital was referred. The legislative appropriation Bill was considered in committee of the whole. The Bill appropriates $14,206,155.50. An amendment to strike out the sections fixing the compensation of senators and representatives at $4,500 was agreed to. Proprietor. Washington. Kenner a member of the Louisiana returning Board was examined by the House committee on the 27ih, and testified that the fifth member of the Board was not elected because they could not agree the Board was equally divided on the election of Kennedy. Witness was shown a certified copy of the returns from Vernon Parish in which 178 votes had been Given for Hayes while in the original Only two were Given and asked to explain. He said if any returns had been thrown out he was not aware of it. Witness was furnished a magnifying Glass and asked to examine the original papers and find whether erasures and alterations had been made and after scrutinizing the figures said it looked As if the figures had been written Over erasures. He could not recollect any discussion of the Board relative to the returns of Vernon. The u. 8. Supreme court on the 29th ult adjourned to feb. 19 on account of the Nec Essav withdrawal of five justices to form the electoral commission. The president signed the electoral Bill on the 29th ult., and sent a special message to Congress announcing his approval. Ellis Spear was on the 29th ult. Confirmed by the Senate As commissioner of patents. The majority of the Florida investigating committee of the Senate whose report was presented on the 29th ult., announce As the result of their canvass of the returns 930 majority for the Hayes electors. Associate Justice Davis on the 29th ult. Notified his associates and friends that under no circumstances would he allow his name to be used for the fifth place in the judicial Branch of the electoral commission. Littlefield one of the clerks of the Louisiana returning Board was before the Louisiana investigating committee of the House on the 29th ult., and refused to answer whether alterations had been made in the returns As they originally came to the returning Board whether such alterations were ordered by a member of the Oara etc., and several other questions to the same effect. Woodward another clerk of the Board testified that he knew of no special instructions to clerks could not explain the change of the Vernon Parish record. Murphy of Davenport Iowa testified that he met Littlefield in 8t. Louis by appointment the latter gave him the Vernon Parish return and told him he altered the return by gov. Wells order the governor also destroyed certain tally sheets. Littlefield was recalled and admitted having told Murphy As he stated but it was untrue. Kenner was further examined by the House committee on the 29th ult. As to the returns from Vernon Parish he said he had no doubt of the originality of the paper presented had not thought Why the 176 votes had been transferred from Tilden to Hayes and knew of nothing done to those returns in the Board. On the 30th ult. Senator Kelly of Oregon testified before the Senate committee that lie endorsed a dispatch to w. J. Pelton asking that the National committee Send $10,000 to Oregon to pay Legal expenses which might arise in the Watts Case and word was sent that $8,000 could be had this was the Only Money used to witness knowledge never heard of unlawful use of Money in connection Kwh this Case. The House committee on the 30th ult. Recalled Kenner who Ter titled that Wells and Anderson opposed the election of Kennedy to fill the vacancy in the returning Board witness knew the state was carried for Hayes but throwing out votes they were thrown out because there was evidence of intimidation there were also charges of bribery had no knowledge that there was fraud by the Board there was no concealment of papers before the Board from the democratic committee. Littlefield testified on the 31st ult. Before the Morrison House committee that on dec. 3 he altered the original returns from two of the polls in Vernon Parish Oas to Transfer to the Republican candidates 178 democratic votes did this by gov. Wells express direction after making copies he substituted them Lor the altered originals and the latter were burned either by himself or Wells at All events with Wells knowledge. J. H. Maddox of new Orleans was before the House committee on the 81st ult., and identified a letter from Wells to himself asking witness to advise with him As to the election had frequent interviews with Wells and Anderson. Witness recognized As genuine papers shown him including correspondence on his part and a memorandum saying a for $1,000,000 the vote of Louisiana can be secured to Tilden. The manipulation must be done by me a and giving the details of payment. Witness declined to answer if that was the proposition Wells wanted him to carry out and if he had an interview with the Secretary of War. J. Pickett of new Orleans testified that he visited new York to negotiate for Money to pay members of the Louisiana returning Board to determine the state for Tilden saw Hewitt who said that under no circumstances would they entertain any sue i proposition. Col. Pelton was before the Senate committee on the 31st ult. A cipher dispatch from Salem ore., addressed to witness was produced and he was asked to translate it. He replied that he was unable As he had no copy. Knew nothing of depositing $7,300 in a san Francisco Bank last december. Billinger of Portland ore., testified that he was notified that $7,300 was deposited by new York parties to be used for Legal expenses in connection with the w atts Case. The four associate justices designated by the electoral Bill on the 31st ult. Selected Justice Bradley As the fifth member of the judicial Branch of the electoral commission. The Republican National committee have engaged As leading counsel before the electoral commission we. M. Evarts Aud l. W. Stoughton of new York and Stanley Mathews and 8. S. Shellebarger of Ohio. The democrats have As counsel Charles of Conor of new York Lyman Trumbull of Illinois Jere. S. Black of Pennsylvania and Ashbel Greene of new Jersey. The House committee further examined Maddox on the 1st. He said Wells wrote a confidential letter to him which he was to exhibit to parties at Washington Wells stated that he would like to serve his party in making the returns for Hayes but wanted to he paid for his risk the majority was heavy too much for him to handle he would probably have to throw out the vote of new Orlean he said he ought to Haic $1,000,000 witness showed the letter to i resident Grunt and Secretary Cameron and the latter declined to have anything to do with the matter the programme was that the vacancy in the Board was to be filled and Wells was to resign in anger Wells stated to witness that he wanted for Gen. Anderson and himself at least $�?~200,000 apiece and a smaller sum for the darkies or negroes of the re turning Board Wells suggested to witness to make an arrangement with the democrats and he made an Effort in that direction but did not succeed. Sex gov. Well in an interview on the 1st, denounced the statement of Maddox As an in a. Famous lie baseless As it was malluo�?o8 he said Littlefield a testimony was a part and parcel of a Job to bring the returning Board into disgrace. Sex gov. Kellogg aug stated that Maddox a statement was false. He said the reason the vacancy in the Board was not idled was the democrats would agree to no one but Kennedy and he was personally objectionable to Wells. The Public debt statement issued on the 1st shows a decrease during january of $2 069,669. Cash in the Treasury Coin $8 477,680, currency $9,496,266, special deposits held for the redemption of certificates of Deposit $33,745,000 total $129,718,947. Total debt feb. 1, $2,11 4,243,111. The report of the majority of the sub committee of the committee on privileges and elections on ineligible electors submitted to the Senate on the 1st, covers the cases of Williamson of new Jersey Frost of Missouri and Hallida of Virginia. In the cases of Williamson and Halliday the committee report that they were ineligible As electors but they did not attend the College and their places were legally filled. In the Case of Frost they find that he was ineligible that the electors had no Power to till the Veaney and their action was void. The House committee on the 2d examined Gen. Anderson of the Louisiana returning Board. He testified that to his knowledge there was no change made in the returns of ver non Parish was not aware of any alteration of any returns and never had any communication with any member of the Board regarding their destruction or alteration knew Maddox never knew of any negotiation arrangement or proposition with which he was connected. Witness stated in reply to questions that state senator w. A. Robeson on the 24th or 25th of november came to him and said witness would get $200,000 if he would insure the state for the democrats. Witness said he did not know the returning Board threw out More Tilden than Hayes votes until after they adjourned. Maddox the Treasury agent who testified before the House committee in the Louisiana Case was on the 2d dismissed from his official position. At the Cabinet meeting on the we the president submitted a message to Congress recommending specie resumption at an earlier Date than fixed by Law. Stringent orders have been issued against the importation of cattle Hay hides etc., into great Britain from Germany and Belgium on account of the rinderpest. A Berlin dispatch of the 1st says Russia has decided to indefinitely prolong the present state of affairs which is neither peace nor War believing she can stand the Strain better than Turkey. The death of two German explorers in Africa Barth and Mohr is announced the former committed suicide while delirious with fever. A constantinople dispatch of the 2d says the Porte has appointed three christians As governors of provinces and the application of reforms is proceeding unremittingly. The last Levy of turkish troops has been called out. The rinderpest Lias appeared in the suburbs of London and the privy Council has ordered that no cattle Sheen or goats be allowed to leave the City and stringent orders have been issued in regard to their Sale. Ohio hews items. The cast. The metropolitan fire insurance company of new York City has suspended and a receiver has been appointed. The company it is asserted has assets enough to pay All liabilities in full. Moody and Sankey began their revival meetings at the new Tabernacle in Boston on the 28th. The building was crowded and thousands were unable to obtain admittance. 4antonio Blitz the magician died at 1 Hila Delphia on the 28th, aged sixty four. The Secretary of state of new Jersey reports that the Mutual life Lus Urance company of Newark is Over $400,000 Short and he has applied for a receiver. The receiver of the Continental life insurance company of new York has filed a report in the supreme court. The liabilities of the company arc stated at $5,863,197 assets $5,028,801. About 30 per cent of the latter Are valueless. Peter Wintermute who killed Gen. Mccook at Yankton d. T., about two years ago died at Lorse head n. Y., on the 27th, of consumption. Rev. Samuel s. Bartlett of Chicago has been elected president of Dartmouth col lege. The new Hampshire prohibitionists on the 3lst ult. Nominated Asa s. Kendall for governor. The coroners jury in the ease of the Brooklyn theater calamity gave a verdict on the 31st ult. They Eay that of the 218 victims of the fire two were burned to death and the remainder suffocated. Numerous suggestions for the prevention of tires in the future Are made. The vice president of the Security life insurance company of new York t. R. Wet More was indicted on the 2d by the grand jury for embezzlement and grand larceny and r l. Case president r. L. Case jr., actuary and i. H. Allen Secretary for per Gold closed in new York on the 2d at 105#. West and South. A preliminary injunction was granted on the 27th restraining the state treasurer and comptroller of South Carolina from drawing warrants or paying funds from the state Treasury under the appropriation Bill passed by the Republican House at its late session upon the ground that it was not the Legal House of representatives. A stay of proceedings in the Case of John d Lee the mormon Bishop who was to have been executed on the 26th for complicity in the Mountain Meadow massacre in 1857, was granted by the supreme court of Utah territory on the 25th. The sunday school Congress of the United states commenced its session at Chicago on the 29th ult. With a Large attendance. Rev. Or. Vincent of new York presided. U. S. Circuit judge Carpenter on the 29th ult. Rendered a decision tha neither Chamberlain nor Hampton has been legally installed As governor of South Carolina and that As there has been no Legal qualification of his successor i it. H. Chamberlain is Law fully in Possession of the executive office and entitled to discharge its functions until Euch qualification takes place. The president has pardoned Gen. John Mcdonald of St. Louis whisky fraud Fame and he was released from the Missouri Penitentiary on the 29th ult. Mcdonald s physician certified that he could live but a Shor time if kept in jail. Lieut Jolt Weedon of the a. S. Engineer corps committed suicide at san Francisco on the 30th ult. Congressman Piper of the san i Francisco District has notified congressman elect Davis of his intention to contest his election on the ground that the latter received Over 13,-000 fraudulent votes. The Kansas legislature on the 31st ult. Elected col. Plumb As United states senator. The state House authorities in new Orleans emphatically deny Littlefield a statement before the House committee in Washington on the 30th ult., in regard to transferring votes to the Republican candidates. Secretary of state Chadwick was inaugurated governor of Oregon on the 1st, vice Grover resigned. _ foreign intelligence. In a speech at Taunton England on the 27th, Gladstone denounced the policy of the British government on the Eastern ques u the Servian Cabinet on the 27th decided to accept the proposal of Turkey to negotiate for peace and it is thought that a treaty will be effected without difficulty. A London Telegram of the a 29th ult. Says the sentence of the american spiritualist Slade who was sentenced to three months imprisonment at hard labor Lias been quashed on a Legal technicality. Col. Gordon the african explorer has arrived in England. It is announced that Gor Schakoff the russian Chancellor has resolved to retire Frem office. Counting the vote. Washington feb. 1. At the expiration of the morning hour in the House a recess was taken to await the appearance of the Senate for the purpose of opening and counting the electoral votes for president and vice president. During the recess the Buzz of conversation was unceasing. Among the distinguished persons on the floor were nearly All the members of the Cabinet and the counsel engaged by the National committees of both panics. The galleries were packed More than half those present being ladies. At two minutes past one the speaker announced the arrival of the 8enate, and the members of the House arose and remained standing while the Senate preceded by it officers filed Down the main aisle and took seats in the first four rows on the democratic Side of the chamber. The 1 resident of the Senate took the chair with the speaker on his right when the senators and members were seated the president of the Senate called the joint convention to order. Perfect silence followed Aud the 1 resident of the Senate said in obedience to the Constitution the Senate and Rouhe of representatives have met to be present at the opening of the certificates and the counting and declaring of the results of the electoral votes for the offices of president and \ ice i resident or the United states for the term of four tears commencing the 4th Day of March next. In compliance with the Law the president of the Senate will now proceed in the presence of the two houses to open All of the certificates of the several slates and in their alphabetical order beginning with the state of Alabama. Then the 6trong-Box in which the certificates were was carried in by the assistant door keeper of the 8enate and placed on the desk before the president of the Senate who opened it and taking from it the certificate from the state of Alabama handed it to the tellers who were seated just below him at the clerks desk and senator Allison one of the tellers then read the document the result of it Beau that Samuel j. Tilden of new York and Thomas a. Hendricks of Indiana had re Cei Ved the ten electoral votes of Alabama. The president said the certificate read was from Alabama and was brought by a Nies Senger. The duplicate certificate received by Miil would now be read. Or. Stone was Reading the duplicate certificate when he was interrupted by senator Conkling who suggested that it was unnecessary to read the duplicate certificates but when the first certificate was read by one Teller Trie other tellers should look Over the duplicates in order that comparisons might be made. There being no objection the president of the Senate stated that that course would be pursued. The Reading of the duplicate certificate being completed the presiding officer said Are there any objections to the certificate from the state of Alabama after a pause the chair hears none. The votes of the Stute of Alabama will he counted one of the tellers will announce the votes so there May be no mistake. The result was announced by or. Cook. The same ceremonial was observed in reference to the next state Arkansas except that the Reading of the duplicate certificate was omitted. The result was announced that the six votes of Arkansas were Given for Tilden and Hendricks. The next state was California six votes for Hayes and Wheeler Ihen followed Colorado with three votes for Hayes and Wheeler Connecticut with six votes for Tilden and Hendricks and Delaware three votes for Tilden and Hendricks. Then Florida was reached and or. Folone proceeded to read the certificates. The Reading of the first certificate showed the four votes of Florida for Hayes and the presiding officer handed to the tellers another certificate received from the same state which on being read showed four votes for Tilden and Hendricks. I he former certificate was authentic Ted by the late gov. Stearns and the latter by at . Cocke. Then the presiding officer handed Down to the Teller still another certificate from Florida received through a messenger Jan. 31. And corresponding to one received by mail Jan. 30. Tins third one is an authentication of the act of the electors who voted for Tilden and Hendricks and was made by the present gov. Drew. After half an hour had been spent in Reading the papers accompanying the third certificate Conkling proposed that the readly a a be regarded As completed and the result be announced As under the late act of Congress that All papers would be referred to the provisional tribunal raised to examine such questions. There being no of Keetion it was the presiding officer asked whether there were objections to the counting of the votes of Florida. A representative Field sent to the clerk s desk a written objection to the first certificate a a for Hayes and Wheeler senators Jones of Florida Cooper and Mcdonald of Indiana and by representatives Field Tucker Jenks and Springer the clerk of the House read the paper. It asserts that these persons Pierce Humphreys Holden and Young assuming to act As presidential electors never were duly appointed by the state of Florida or in any manner whatever that the other four per sons had been elected and had an title to the office that the certificate of election of the first four persons Wei unruly and corruptly procured and made in pursuance of a conspiracy Between them and m l. 8tearns, late governor that they were usurpers and that their acts Are illegal null further objections being called for senator Sargent sent up to the clerk a desk on behalf of himself and senators Conover. Sherman and Teller and of representatives Woodburn Dunnell Kasson and Mccrary several sets of objections to the votes cast by Call Hinton Bullock and Yong the democratic electors on the ground that the papers Are not authenticated As required by the Constitution and Laws. Senator Jones of Florida made objection specially to Humphreys As Boldine m. Office of Trust and profit under the United states. Or. Kasson made additional objections to the third set of certificates because they were not authenticated by tie person who held the office of governor at the time that the functions of the electors were exercised. The presiding officer then said Are there further objections to the counting of the vote of Florida ? i after a pause Obj none the certificates and papers together Wun other papers accompanying the same As Welus die objections presented will now be transmitted to the electoral College of a eth Dow to and decision. The Senate will now withdraw to its chamber so that the houses May separately determine objections. The Senate then withdrew. A some Man once started the stay that a Man eat thirty quails in thirty consecutive Days. A great Many people have been induced to believe his and every now and then we hear of some adventurous Man who is attempting this perilous feat. A Young Man in Martinsville ind., is at this it to be performing this act of Deglutition. Of course he will succeed. No Man Ever yet failed unless somebody por soned him or killed him before he could get through. We will furnish a Man m the enquirer office who will eat sixty quails in thirty Day if anybody will pay for them and be very thankful for the Opportunity to take a dig at High Cincinnati enquirer. A there must be Reform in the Post office department. We still continue to receive letters dated a year ago. Now we demand an investigation at once. A peddle called at the House of s. S Chalfant near Thornville on the evening of the 26th, and obtained permission to Lodge Over night. During the night he chloroformed the entire family and ransacked the House carrying Oft $3,500 in Money and a draft for a considerable sum. The robber was traced to Lancaster but not apprehended. Or. Rodgers of Ashtabula testified before the Ashtabula investigating committee at Columbus on the 26th, that he had charge of putting up the Ashtabula Bridge. In the first place the upper chords of the Bridge were too Long and they were shortened by planing Down the lugs or Brace blocks. The Bridge was then put up but it immediately settled Down to almost a straight line. It was then raised up and shins were put in which lengthened the upper chords three and one half inches. The Bridge was again let Down by knocking out the wedges slowly but still would not Bear its own weight. A second time it was packed up and new wedges put in it and this time it stood firm and Strong. The manufacture of cigars is becoming an important Industry in Cincinnati. In 1870 there were 150 manufacturers in that City who turned out 25,w0,0o0 cigars on which they paid a tax of $125,-000. In 1876 there were 400 manufacturers who turned out 100,000,000 cigars and paid a tax of $600,000. Charles Bishop a Young Man eighteen years old son of City marshal c. Bishop of Marion while out Hunting on the 27th, accidentally shot himself with a shot gun the whole contents entering his Abdomen. He lived about an hour. Rev. Alfred Blake trustee of Ken von College and principal of Harcourt school for boys died at his residence in Gambier on the 30th ult. % John a. Shipman was confirmed by the u. S. Senate on the 29th ult. As postmaster at Springfield and j. B. Neall at Eaton. Cleveland levies a tax of 291 Mills Cincinnati 27.04 Mills Toledo 44 4 Mills Dayton 22 Mills and Columbus 21 Mills. Allen t. Wikoff was on the 31st confirmed by the u s. Senate As pension agent at Columbus. Col. Plumb the newly elected Kansas senator is a native of Ohio. Lie left Zanesville in 1857, when Nineteen years of age an old gentleman named Geiger w Ith his wife two other ladies and child met with a serious Accident while crossing Rocky Fork a Stream near the Eastern i limits of Franklin county on the 28th ult. They Werc All in an open Wagon and had driven through the Bridge when the horse became frightened at some object and plunged Down an embankment some Twenty feet throwing the whole party out. Geiger had his Skull fractured and his wife sustained quite serious internal injuries. On the night of the 30th ult., Between the hours of eleven and twelve of clock a gang of forty eight tramps made a desperate attempt to capture a freight train standing on the track near the Wooster depot. The train was going West they boarded it threw off the switch twice and stabbed one of the brakeman seriously in the Back. Marshal Lightcap and policemen Dyer and Miller then appeared on the scene and a desperate fight began. Five of the tramps were badly Cut in the head and two others shot one through the breast and the other through the Arm. They were finally driven out. The Ohio dairymen a convention w As held at Cleveland Jan. 31 and feb. 1. The treasurer reported the receipts the past year As $194.80 expenditures $203.40, leaving a deficit of $8.60. Various topics of special interest to dairymen were discussed. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year president r. , of Portage vice presidents t. J. Forbes of Trumbull t b Weir of Ashtabula d. L. Pope of Beauga n. A. Jenkins of Portage s. H. Carter of Lake Jolt Welton of Summit g w. Crozier of Lora i c. B. Ham Borlain of Medina William Williams of Medina d. Pettibone of Cuya hoga Secretary s. D Harris of Hudson corresponding Secretary m. C. Lawrence of Cleveland. The convention adjourned to meet at Cleveland the last wednesday of january. 1878. The state enumeration of children of school age in 1876 was 1,025,000�?a gain Over 1875 of 8,000. The gain in 18<5 was 31,000, but the towns and cities which gave that gain show a falling Oft this year. There is but Little change in country places. The a worn statement of the civil engineers employed by the legislative committee to examine into the Ashta Bula disaster has been submitted. Referring to their calculations on the relative strength of different parts of the Bridge and their observations at the wreck they submit the following 1. That All the tension members had very Large factors of safety and were album Dantly Able to sustain All Strain that could possibly come upon them in this Bridge 2. That All the compression members except the counter braces were deficient in that capacity having very Small factors of safety. 3. Considered with reference to the location of the break it appears that the weakest Point in the braces was at or near the Kireak and that the weakest Point in the top chord was at the Center though the top chord at the Point of Faure does not show a state of Security much greater than that of the braces. The probability is that the braces failed first and thereby involved the failure of the top chord also. But inasmuch As both members were weak and were involved in the break it is of Little importance which member took precedence in the failure the factors of safety throughout the compression members were so Low that failure must have followed sooner or later. They say of other defects in the Bridge that while they were not directly the cause of the failure they were such As might in themselves have led to failure. Thev further add that the material so far As they were Able to judge was of Superior Quality and with few exceptions the workmanship was very Superior. They find no evidence of weakness in this Bridge which could not have been discovered and prevented. In the Senate on the 29th, no business was transacted. In the House a number of Bills were read a second time and referred. Bills were introduced amendatory to an act entitled a a an act for the reorganization and maintenance of common schools a the act is so amended As to prevent any Book seller or other persons interested in the Sale of school books from becoming a member of any Board of school examiners to allow county auditors three dollars per Day for acting As clerks to the boards of county commissioners to legalize 10 per cent interest in certain cases. Adjourned. In the Senate on the 30th, the Bill to authorize county treasurers to receive fees on collections made on the grand duplicate was passed. A Resolution was adopted to pay mileage to officers of the Senate and House. Rules were reported and adopted for the government of the Senate in contested election finals. Chief Justice Welsh administered the oath of office to senators As a court to try the contest Between judge Cox and Judson Harmon for the Hamilton county common pleas judgeship. The entire session was occupied with speeches by counsel for Harmon on the question of jurisdiction in the House a Large number of Bills were read a second time and referred. The Senate Resolution to pay mileage to officers of the Senate and House was passed. Bills were introduced to assess dogs one Dollar a head to be collected As other taxes and to reimburse owners of sheep for loss or damage sustained by dogs to give juries discretion to sentence persons convicted of murder in the first degree to the Penitentiary for life to repeal the 8 per cent Law and substitute 7 per cent. For revaluation of real estate in 1878 and every five years thereafter. Adjourned. In the Senate on the 31st, Bills were passed to require officers of fire companies and military companies to report to township trustees lists of persons exempt from any service by their connection with such companies to authorize county commissioners to anticipate taxes for Road improvements culverts etc., by borrowing Money to secure the employees of corporations their regu a pay and give them a prior Lien on the assets of the company. The afternoon session was entirely occupied by the arguments of counsel in the Case of Cox is. Harmon. Adjourned. In the House the Senate Bill to extend the time forgiving notice of contested elections from Twenty to thirty Days was passed also the House Bill authorizing township agricultural societies to hold forty acres of land. The select the members present. The several returns from Florida with accompanying papers and also objections thereto were submitted to the commission. A motion that the documents be printed was adopted and the Public sitting of the commission adjourned. Committee to investigate the cause of the alleged poisoning in the Penitentiary reported that 125 convicts were taken sick but no deaths occurred. The cause was the careless use of tartar emetic. The committee censure the night watchman or. Brush and the Kitchen superintendent William Arnold for carelessness. Adjourned. In the Senate on the 1st, an ineffectual Effort was made to Call up for pa88ap the Bill to pay supreme judges $4,000 a year and require them to hold circuit courts. The afternoon session was occupied with arguments in the contested election Case. At the evening session a vote was taken on the question whether the Senate has jurisdiction in the Case resulting yeas 24, nays 12. On the question whether this Senate or that of 1878 has jurisdiction the vote stood this Senate 19-All republicans against 17�?sixteen democrats and one Republican. Adjourned. Inthe House Bills were passed a restoring the Law of 1872 relative to the fees of county Orcas users to so Amend the act for the Relief of the poor As to provide that township trustees shall be reimbursed by the county within five Days for Money expended for temporary Relief to the poor providing that in cases where arbitration has been had and set aside courts May set Down a Case for trial Bills were introduced prohibiting savings Banks and other corporations from charging More than 8 per cent interest changing the time for making settlements by county auditors prohibiting the killing of Swan at any time within this state authorizing the appointment of women on boards of education. A Resolution providing for the erection of an executive mansion to be paid for by the proceeds of the Sale of lots owned by the state in Columbus was tabled under notice of discussion. Adjourned. In the Senate on the 2d, Bills were passed to authorize county commissioners to borrow Money in anticipation of the collection of taxes to erect Chi Drens Homes to authorize the Cor portion of Camp meeting associations Bills were introduced limiting the time for bringing suits to recover usurious interest paid two years giving sub contractors on Public structures a Lien on such struck Ere. Adjourned in the House the greater part of the session was spent in committee of the whole on the report of the codifying commission. A Bill was introduced to authorize service of notice of attachment through the Post office. Adjourned. The electoral commission. Leci Slaty. In the Senate on the 27t.h, a petition signed by 350 citizens of Fairfield county praying for the passage of a Law prohibiting labor on the Sabbath Day was presented. A Bill to change the term of county auditors from two to three years was introduced. The remainder of the session was occupied with second Reading and reference of Bills. Adjourned. In the House the Only business transacted was the reception of a report from a committee on the Senate Bill to Amend the ditch Laws. The committee recommend a substitute applying to the construction of ditches the pro Sciples of the free Turnpike Law. Ordered printed. Washington Jan. Is. The electoral commission assembled at noon to Day in the supreme court Robin and organized. All the members were present if a on the Parton the judiciary. Associate justices Clifford Miller Field Strong and Bradley on the part of the Senate Edmunds Morton Frelem Gheysen thur Man and Bayard on the part of the House Payne Hunton Abbott Hoar and Garfield. A special oath of office was administered to Justice Clifford by or. Middleton clerk of the court and Justice Clifford who by the electoral act presiding officer of the commission then administered the oath to the other fourteen members. James h. Mckenny w As appointed temporary clerk to the co Mission and it was ordered that the proceedings of the commission except those above stated shall be held confidential until otherwise ordered. The commission discussed the subject of rules in regard to the hearing of argument etc., and adopted the Mam features of those which govern proceeding before the supreme court. Sessions for hearing arguments will be hid pub he in the supreme courtroom. The Dura Tion of Oral arguments is limited to hours for each Side on objections and two hours for each Side on the Mem Points at Issue. In each Case the Lillta Tion As to the number of the counsel who will he recognized As conducting a Case is two for each Side. All these limitations May however be enlarged on discretion of the commission whenever a majority deem the Point in controversy of sufi Orient importance to wan ant More extended argument. Washington feb. 2. At the meeting of the elector commission this morning Justice Clifford stated that two objectors on each Side would be allowed to speak on opening the Case. Those representing objection no. 1 which was presented by or. Field would speak first and under the Rule would be allowed two hours to state the Case and argue in support of the objection. Or. Field then opened the argument As an objector in the Case of Florida and argued in favor of going behind the face of the returns on the ground that if this could not be done the american people would be in a position of standing powerless in the face of a Gigantic fraud. He was followed by representative Tucker another of the objectors on the same Side of the Case. Representative Kasson then addressed the commission arguing at great length against the Power of the commission to go behind the returns. Representative Mccu Rary followed reviewing the Legal proceedings in the Case and citing Many authorities in connection therewith. Justice Clifford inquired whether counsel proposed to offer evidence before proceeding to argument to which or. Of Conor replied that he did. Or. Evarts said he had no evidence to offer unless there should be a determination to admit evidence against his Side which he should then need to meet. Adjourned. The president on the electoral Bill. Washington Jan. 29. _ the following is the text of the presidents message concerning the electoral Bill to the Senate of the United states i follow the example heretofore occasionally presented of communicating in this Mode my approval of the act to provide for and regulate the counting of the Otts for president and vice president and a decision of the questions arising thereon because of my appreciation of the imminent peril to the institutions of the country from which in my judgment the act afford Wise and constitutional Means of escape. For the first time in the history of our country under the Constitution As it now is a dispute exists with regard to the result of the election of chief magistrate of the nation. It is understood that upon the disposition of the dispute touching the electoral votes cast at the late election by one or Marc of the states depends the question whether one or the other of the candidates for the presidency is the lawful chief magistrate. The importance of having clearly a ascertained by procedure regulated by Law which of the two citizens has been elected and of having the right to this High office recognized and cheerfully agreed in by All the people of the Republic cannot be overestimated Ati d leads me to to Congress and to the nation my great satisfaction at the adoption is that affords an orderly Means of decision of gravely exciting questions. While the history of our country in its earlier periods shows that the president of the Senate has counted the votes and declared their standing our whole history shows that in no instance of doubt or Chis Pute has he exercised the Power of deciding and that the two houses of onkre88 a e disposed of All such doubts and disputes. Although in no instance hitherto have the been such that their decision could essentially have affected the result. Of heir Quot time then the government of the United states is now brought to meet a questions As one vital to the result and this under conditions not Best calculated to produce agreement or to induce Calm feeling in several branches of the government or among the people of the country. In a Case where As now the result is involved it is the highest duty of the lawmaking Power to provide in Advance a constitutional orderly and just method of executing the Constitution in this most interesting and critical clause of its provisions. The doing so far from being a of right is an enforcement of right and an execution of the Powers Quot Torud but the Constitution on Congress. I think that this orderly method has been secured by the Bill which. Appealing to the Constitution and Laws As a guide in ascertaining rights provides Means of deciding questions of single returns through the dijfc1 1act�?~�t�?o v v a pm is and in respect to double returns by a tribunal of inquiry whose decisions will stand unless both houses of conkre88 8hajil concur in determining otherwise thus securing definite disposition of All questions of dispute in whatever aspect they May a eth or without this Law As All of the states have voted and As a tie is impose ble it must be that one of the two candid Eli has been elected and it would be deplorable to witness an irregular controversy As to which of the two should receive or which should continue to hold the office. In Al periods of history controversies have Arisen As to the succession or Choice of chiefs of no party or citizen Loving their country and its free institutions can each Rifici too much of Mere feline in preserving through an up night course of Law their country from the Small est danger to its peace on such an Occas it Ion and it cannot be impressed too firmly in the hearts of the people that True Liberty and real Proa Reaa can exist Only through cheer Uli and he rence to constitutional Law. The Bill Pur ports to provide Only for the settlement of questions arising from the recent elections he fact that such questions can ari8e demonstrates the necessity Kich i cannot doubt will before Long be supplied by per manent general legislation to meet Case which have not been contemplated in Constitution or Laws of the country. The Bill May not be perfect and its pro visions May not be Auch As would he bcs1 up Faud "tl0�?�n9t�?T conditioner questions and of the country. The country i agitated it needs and it desires peace and a tet and Harmony Between All parties and sections its industries Are arrested labor unemployed capital Idle and paralysed by reason of doubt and anxiety attending the uncertainty of a double claim to Theu Lnch magistracy of the nation. It wants to be assured that the result of the election will he accepted without resistance from the up re a Rel is of the disappointed candidate and that its highest officer shall not hold his place with a questioned title of right. Believing that the Bill will secure these ends Yeit mkxicvtivbmansi0n, Jan. 29,1817. Washington feb. 1. The commission met at three o clock to Day in the supreme court room All a recommendation. Old is was asked by one of Fourur a taunt a a is do you know a Darkey by the name of Davis 1�?� ,. A a a or a you mean de one Dat got his ear chased off in de Jael a a a no that is not the one. A a Den hits Dat one wid de stiff leg an whar we ars crutches a a a no. No not Hima a Den hits Sisero Davis wid de red Eye Dat got burned in de powder Solo Shin a a a a a yes he a the Man. A a Well i knows a is he reliable a a a Gina ully but hit a pends Moug tily on de business dates he so aged in at de time a. A what business would he suit Best in As a Porter a a a Well Ter Tell yer de Flat footed onto Phosti Atid True Sah darts one place whar Dat Nigger Cut Duck an be Fez honest Fez de Day and dates Fez Porter m or real estate Stop in Dat Case de o tie a us be Lieble Fer Ter Fine de Poppu y Alius Jess whar he left kit a the gentleman named Davis w Herald

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