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Cambridge News (Newspaper) - February 22, 1877, Cambridge, Ohio The Cambridge news. Published every thursday a at Cambridge Guernsey county Ohio. L. G. Baines proprietor. Terms of subscription. For one year of paid within the year.$2 Oolf not paid until after the year 2 50 no paper discontinued until All the arrearage Are paid except at the option of the publisher. Cambridge news a very Large circulation. Business cards. Vol. . 37. Cambridge Ohio thursday february 22, 1877. $2.00 per annul. The Cambridge news. Advertising rates. Spack. One Quarter column. One third column., Jne half column. One column. 8 in. I 6 in. La year $12 so $18 75 $80 of 17 50 20 of 40 of 25 of 40 of 31 501 50 of 60 00ioo of fifteen cents pfc line for local in Reading matter 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 insertion and 3hc. Per line each subsequent insertion. Marriage and death notices free. Obituaries fit cents per line. A. Roof by. A �wb80h. Ors. Cooper amp Jefferson dentists Cambridge Ohio. Of office on West Market Street Over Shaffner pfc Beymer a store. Teeth extracted without pain by the use of nitrous oxide or laughing Gas. Mar4- 75-tf a Wilson amp Burso 17&Quot Dentis t a office in the times Block Over the Guernsey National Bank. _ Cambridge Ohio. A. 27, 1876-tf__ j. C. Ferbrache livery Aud Sale stable in the rear of times building. Quot patronage solicited. Accommodations Good. Oct a Cambridge Ohio. Morton House formerly Starr hotel Joseph Morton a a proprietor West Side Public Square Cambridge Ohio. New pleasant and convenient. Act 29-73 news of the week. Lambert Thomas. B. Hasper Jefri. Lambert Thomas amp co., Prince Ani Wool commission mercy in to 139 North water Street and 146 Delaware wharf Philadelphia a june 15-7 is his factory. William a. Carr Fine Boot and shoe maker Cambridge. Ohio. A of a shop in Rainey a building on Mill St making and repairing sewed work a specially by War j. Woodford livery feed and Sale stable on Pine Street North of main. Persons arriving on the ears or any others taken to All Points of Guernsey county on the shortest notice. Ap32 it 5-ti j. D. Taylor. Anderson Taylor amp Anderson attorn i is at Law office adjoining the Taylor Block. Feb20 70 we. M. Siens attorney at Law and notary Public. Will practice in Guernsey and adjoining counties. Collections promptly attended to. Post office address Cambridge Ohio june 15-74___ t. O. Marin Carpenter and j owner Cumberland Ohio. Latter sons wishing work in this line will be promptly accommodated by calling on or addressing the above named. June 15-74 d. K. Kyles Marble and Granite works Cambridge Ohio. Keeps on hand 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. Mayu-75-tf at Mackey Sart Callery Cambridge. A specially is made of Fine photographs. Alto copying and enlarging old pictures and finishing them in India Ink water and Oil colors oct 29-74 _ congressional. In the Senate on the loth a communication from the president of the electoral commission was presented informing the Senate that a decision had been reached in the Florida Case. At 12 57 the senators proceeded to the House of representatives and upon their return the objections to the decision of the commission submitted by or. Field were read. A motion to take a recess until the 12th was Defeated by a strict party vote. An order that the Senate do not concur in the decision of the electoral commission was Defeated by the same vote. An order that the vote of Florida should be counted for Hayes and Wheeler As determined by the commission was agreed to�?44 to 25�?a party vote. A recess was then taken to the 12th. In the House the Senate amendments to the Indian and military Academy appropriation Bills were non concurred in. At one o clock the senators took their seats in joint session. When the Senate had retired a discussion sprang up on the motion to take a recess until the 12th, Hale me making the Point of order that under the electoral Law the House must at once consider the objections made in the Florida Case. Hie speaker overruled the Point of order and the motion was carried�?163 to 108�?a party vote. No business was transacted in the Senate on the 12th. At 2 20 p. In. The clerk of the House appeared and announced the decision of the House that the counting of the vote of Florida shall not proceed in conformity with the decision of the electoral commission and also noticed the Senate that the House was ready to meet the Senate in joint meeting. The Senate then proceeded to the Hall of the hot the House Field n. A offered the following be it ordered. That the counting of the electoral vote from Florida shall not proceed in conformity with the decision of the electoral commission but that the votes of Call Yonge Hilton and Bullock he counted As votes from the state of Florida for president and vice president of the United states. After a lengthy debate participated in by messes. Mccrary Banks Frye Aud Carr dem against the Resolution and Tucker and Field in favor it was adopted and the clerk was ordered to notify the Senate of the action of the House. In the Senate on the 13th, the credentials of senator elect d. Corbin of South car Olina sign Chiy gov. Chamberlain were received and filed. A Resolution ordering that Jourdan president of the third National Bank new York be arrested and brought before the Senate for contempt was adopted in the House the Senate Bill to encourage telegraphic communication Between Europe and the United states was passed. The report of the commit tee on elections in the Florida Case declaring that the Tilden electors had been elected in that state was considered and a lengthy discussion followed the feature of which was the speech of Purman re of Florida in which he declared that the state was lost by the republicans in the late election and the democratic governor and Tilden electors were elected and characterized the canvassing Board As a bold dishonest and unscrupulous set. In the Senate on the 14th, a Bill removing the political disabilities of Gen. Joseph e. Johnston of Virginia was passed. The Texas Pacific Railroad Bill was introduced and referred. The Bill appropriating $350,-000 to Supply a deficiency in the Public printing and binding appropriation was passed As reported from the conference committee. It provides that the Public Printer shall not a Price exceeding fifty cents per 1,000 Ems for composition and forty cents per hour for time work in binding Etc in the House the Resolution reported by the majority of the Florida investigating committee declaring the Tilden electors duly elected was adopted�?142 to 82�?a party vote with the exception of Purman flu who voted Yea. The naval appropriation Bill was considered in committee of the whole. The Bill appropriates $12,457,-524. The conference report on the Bill to Supply the deficiency in the printing appropriation was agreed to. An evening session was held at which Ali naval Bill was further considered. Antedated or that Brewster had testified that he wrote it nov. 14 it is the province of the department he said to accept resignations As of time past if tendered in that manner. A Bill has been drafted to meet the recommendations of the president in his recent special message with regard to resumption of specie payments. The Senate committee on privileges and elections translate the cipher dispatch signed a a gobble a sent to Samuel j. Tilden from Oregon dec. I As follows i shall decide every Point in the Case of the Post office elector in favor of the highest democratic elector and Grant the Cert hate accordingly on the morning of the 6th inst. Confidential governor. The House 6ub-committee on privileges on the 16th examined d. M. Gifford of Chicago who testified to a conversation with Littlefield in which the latter told him that he had been approached by prominent democrats among them Elk gov. Palmer of Illinois and offered Money to Tell what he knew of the returning Board said he could get $10,000 for a a squealing produced a paper which he said was a copy of the Vernon Parish returns and said the democrats would give $50,000 for it said gov. Wells gave a Check for $2,500 to each returning Board clerk and Only offered him a paltry collector ship and he Felt insulted witness was informed that when Littlefield went to Springfield 111., to see Palmer he demanded $1,500 Down Palmer refused but some arrangement was made. An order was issued to subpoena gov. Palmer. President Ellis of the third National Bank of new York voluntarily appeared before the Senate committee on the 16th and stated that Tilden a connection with the Bank was the same As that of any other director and depositor. Any connection cashier Jourdan had with the democratic party during the late Campaign was a private matter of his own. Ferd. S. Winslow the Treasury robber was on the 16th sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment in the Albany Penitentiary. We. Ogler Boot so shoe maker. In the Davis Block opposite the Public Square Cambridge Ohio. Vamp the is prepared to do All kinds of work on shirt notice Aud on reasonable terms give him a Call. Of 3��?T 18,6 of mrs. Sarah Jane Moss is prepared to clean and co lob clothing for ladies and gentlemen braid hair and make switcher to order. Combines straightened. ,78 Cambridge o. Or. C. Sweet dentist Cumberland Ohio. Teeth extracted without pain by the use of a harmless anaesthetics. Dec. 28, 1876-tf a a thing of Beauty is a Joy forever. Art Callery. Day amp Scott photograph lists Quaker City Ohio. Photographs in every size and style and Blethe perfection of Art. June 15-74 in the Senate on the 14th, Logan 111. Gave notice that he would Call up the Bill for the re monetization of the Silver Dollar As soon As he could. The District of Columbia tax Bill was passed after a Long debate on an amendment exempting from taxation property actually used and occupied for educational purposes which was adopted�?33 to 19. The Pacific Railroad sinking fund Bill was further considered and without reaching a vote a recess was taken a in the House the naval appropriation Bill was considered in committee of the whole an amendment being agreed to for the appointment of a commission consisting of the Admiral of the Navy general of the army two senators three representatives and two naval officers designated by the president to decide upon the future naval policy of the United states. A Bill removing the political disabilities of Gen. Joseph e. Johnston was passed. The presidents veto of the Bill perfecting the revision of the u. S. Law s was sustained�?211 to in and the Bill with the objectionable Section removed was passed. In the Senate on the 16th, the House amendments to the consular and diplomatic appropriation Bill were concurred in and the Bill was passed. The Pacific Railroad sinking fund Bill was considered and an amendment providing that the companies shall $750,000 each per annul to the sinking fund until the amount is sufficient to off the debt due the government was rejected�?24 to 28. A vote was not reached. In the House no business of general interest was transacted. The East. The Mountain City Bank of Pottsville pa., closed its doors on the 10th. The directors state that time is required to realize on assets. Lerdo Detejada the sex president of Mexico and party arrived at new York on the 10th. President Tracy and cashier Chapman of the Farmers and mechanics National Bank of Hartford conn., were arrested on the 10th, the former for Misdemeanour in falsifying accounts and the latter for embezzling $75,000. The Bank loses from overdrafts and bad Loans about $500,000. It is Able to meet All liabilities and will continue business. The Pennsylvania House of representatives on the 12th, by a vote of 93 Republican to 17 democrats passed resolutions denouncing the course of the National House of representatives in confining sex gov. Wells for contempt. William Green w As hanged at Pittsburgh on the 12th for the murder of his half brother at Mansfield sept. 4, 1875. The engineers on the Boston amp Maine Railroad have struck for higher wages. The attendance at the funeral of John of Mahoney the fenian Leader at new York on the 13th was very Large. Francis l. Lathrop has been appointed receiver of the new Jersey Central Railroad Ryan who was sentenced to be Hung with Oschwald at Newark n. J., on the 15th, for the murder of officer Brock died in his cell before the hour of execution. He had broken Down completely two Days previous and on the 14th exhibited All the usual symptoms of poisoning. Just before he died he declared that he had been poisoned. Oschwald was Hung at the appointed time and on the scaffold declared his innocence of the crime for which he was executed. A report of the examining committee was presented at a meeting of the stockholders of the new Jersey Central Railroad on the 15th, showing from the accounts of the Lehigh amp Wilkes Barre Coal company that in the last three years a loss of $5,372,495 had been sustained that the rolling Stock etc., was overvalued $1,000,000, and that the annual reports were misstatements of both facts and figures. Joseph p. Dunlap Robert Scott and William Connors have been arrested on the charge of robbing the Northampton mass Bank of $720,000, Jan. 26, 1876. Connors was arrested in new York and Dunlap and Scott on the Philadelphia train at Germantown Junction. The evidence against them is said to be conclusive. The miners Trust and Safe Deposit Bank at Pottsville pa., suspended payment on the 16th. Joe Coburn the pugilist shot two policemen in new York on the night of the 15th. 6iou having made a decision they had again met to concur in or differ from said decision. The report of the commission was thee read. The decision is that the persons named in the certificate of gov. Stearns Are the lawful electors and their four votes Are to be counted for Hayes and Wheeler ground for this decision is As that it is not competent under the constitute on and Law As it existed at the Date of the passage of the electoral act to go into evidence behind the papers opened by the president of the the presence of the two houses 1� to persons than those regularly certified by the pm or of the state of Florida according to the determination and declaration of their appointment by the Board of state canvassers prior to the time required for the performance of their duties had been appointed electors or counter proof to show that they had not a a proceedings of the court or acts of the legislature or of the executive of Florida subsequent to the casting of the votes of the electors on the prescribed Day Are inadmissible for any such purpose. As to the objection made to the eligibility of Humphreys the commission is of opinion that without reference to the question of the effect of the vote of an ineligible elector the evidence does not show that he held the office of shipping com missioner on the Day when the electors were a 1 a thee commission has also decided and does hereby decide and report. That As a consequence of the foregoing and on the grounds before Staten neither of the papers purporting to be certificates of electoral votes of Florida numbered 2 and 3 by the commission and herewith returned Are certificates. Or the votes provided for by the Constitution of the United states Aud they ought not to be counted As such. This report was signed by justices Miller Strong and Bradley senators Edmunds Morton and Frelinghuyse and representatives Garfield and Hoar. The presiding officer asked if there were objections to the count of the vote. Representative Field n a said there were and presented objections signed by senators Jones of Fie ii a Cooper Barnum reman Saulsbury Mcdonald representatives Knott Field Holman Tucker Thompson of Massachusetts Jenks Finley Sayler Ellis Morrison Hewitt of new York Aud Springer As follows. I because the commission had decided that int votes cast by messes. Pearce Humphrey Holden and Long Are the True and Legal electoral votes when the votes of messes. Yonge Bullock aim Hilton Are in truth and fact the True and lawful votes of the state. ,. 2. Because the commission refused to receive the evidence that Pearce it Al. Were not appointed electors As required by Law. But were designated As such electors by tile returning Board. 3. Because the decision was made in pursuance of an order which had been previously made by said commission that would limit the evidence to c4 because the commission excluded All evidence taken by the two houses of Congress As to frauds etc., in the late election in Florida. 5 because the said decision excluded All est Deuce looking to prove that the certificates signed by Stearns As governor and by the members of the returning Board were procured by a fraudulent conspiracy. 6. Because the commission refused to recognize or consider the acts of the courts of i Lorida or to take testimony As to the fact they Hail decided that messes. Pearce Etal were not entitled to certificates As electors of Florida which decision was rendered in a Case lawfully made up Aud of which said court had jurisdiction. 7 because the commission excluded All evidence to prove that the state of Florida by All the departments of its governments executive legislative and judicial has repudiated the certificates of Stearns Aud the Board.8. Because to count the vote of Pearce it Al. Would be in violation of the Constitution of the United two houses then separated to consider the objections. The electoral commission. Washington feb. 1�?~2. The electoral commission was called to order at 4 30 p. Rn., and received the certificates and accompanying papers in the Case of Louisiana from the presiding officer of the joint session. Upon the arrival of the various counsel messes. Field Campbell Trumbull Carpenter Merrick Hoadley and Green for the democratic Side of the question and Evarts Matthews Shellabarger and Stoughton for the Republican Side the presiding Justice inquired who would represent the objectors. Or. Field responded that senator Mcdonald and or. Jenks of the House would appear As objectors to certificates nos. I and 3. Or. Evarts announced that or. Howe of the Senate and Hurlbut of the House would appear As objectors to certificate no. 2. Adjourned. A a if you sit Here to go Back and canvass the votes you sit Here to administer the Laws of Louisiana and you must administer them by learning who have been disfranchised and what was the lawful vote of that state in Harmony with Ber Laws and not in Harmony with the will of a or. Shellabarger followed on the same Side. He quoted from a decision of the u. S. Supreme court to prove that Kellogg was the rightful governor and argued that the commission had no Power to go behind the action of the returning Board. He said that any intimation that the refusal to go behind the findings of the Board was an Endeavor to cover up frauds etc., was unutterably unjust. Kirk House formerly Grant House Corner of Market and fourth streets. W. Amp. 8. M. Kirk proprietors. Jane 15-74 Zanesville Ohio John i. Dollison proprietor of the Bee Olier House Clar. Broadway and South streets Quaker City Ohio. This is one of the Best arranged houses in Eastern Ohio. Guests will receive every attention necessary to their Comfort. May4tf Fairview House Fairview Ohio. F. Dubois proprietor. Rag Quot this nouse is newly fitted up and Kent in modern style. Good stabling. May 18-t/_ Mccollum Mckinney Are prepared to attend to All the wants of their customers in their line of making and repairing wagons Diall sizes and patterns. They also invite attention to the facilities Tor silo Einig and the other thousand and one things made at the blacksmiths shop. _ Mccollum a Mckinney mar23-�?T75 of South end Mhz Street Washington. Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey died at Washington on the 10th, aged seventy four. Po6tma6ter-Gen. Tyner testified before the House committee on the 10th that Watts the alleged ineligible elector of Oregon re signed his position As postmaster nov. 3, of Telegraph and his successor was appointed Watts stopped after nov. 14. A clerk of the Louisiana returning Board named j. E. Mulhern testified on the loth before the House committee that changes were made in the statement of the electoral vote by order of judge Davis witness made out affidavits himself and signed names and Cross Marks to them. The acting Secretary of the Treasury on the 12th issued a Call for the redemption of $10,000,000�? $7,, Coupon and $3,000,000 registered�?5-20 Bonds of 1865, May and november As follows Coupon Bonds $500, no. 31,501 to 35,800, both inclusive $1,000, no. 70,551 to 79, xxx both inclusive. Register bonds�?$50, no. 401 to 450, both inclusive Hoo no. 5,301 to 5,950, both inclusive $500, no. 3,601 to 3,800, both inclusive $1,000, no. 13,351 to 14,300, both inclusive $5,000, no. 5,101 to 5,350, both inclusive $10,000, no. 9,301 to 9,750, both inclusive. The principal and interest will be paid at the Treasury on and after the 20th of May next. Interest will cease that Day. Levi p. Luckey was confirmed by the Senate on the 13th As Secretary of Utah territory. Secretary Chandler was before the House committee on privileges etc., on the 14th, and produced papers relating to the resignation and application for reappointment of Brewster an alleged ineligible Louisiana elector. He said Brewster a letter of resignation dated nov. 4, was received nov. 15 or 16, he supposed did hot know that it was West and South. Col. Henry t. Tomlinson of Memphis tenn., died at Ashtabula Ohio on the 10th, from injuries received in the Railroad disaster at that place Dee. 29. The Utah supreme court has overruled the exceptions taken in the Case of John d. Lee the Mountain Meadow murderer and ordered the lower court to fix another a for the execution. By the explosion of a boiler in Jones Sawmill nine Miles from Noblesville iud., on the 10th, pleasant Gillan James Page Marion Stewart and Thomas Jackson were killed. The second annual poultry show of the National poultry association opened at Chicago on the 12th with a Fine display. Massey Stewart a Farmer of Wheatland Yuba county cal., has been arrested on the charge of attempting to bribe Secretary of the Interior Chandler to Render a decision in his favor in a contest Over the title to a Quarter Section of u. S. Land. He wrote to Chandler in october and november last offering him $300 for a prompt and favourable decision. A Cartersville la dispatch of the 12th reports the killing of Lieut. Mcintyre second infantry on Frog Mountain by illicit distillers in ambush an attack being made on the government forces under cover of night. Caroline Lambert of Omaha Toi years of age was burned to death on the 12th. W bile dressing a sore Arm with kerosene Oil she spilled some on her clothes which accidentally ignited and she was burned to a Crisp. The former vice president and Secretary of the St. Louis to life insurance company a. M. Button and 8. W. Lomax have been indicted for perjury and held to bail. A passenger train on the St. Louis Iron Mountain amp Southern Railroad was ditched near Little Rock on the 14th. The fireman was killed the Engineer badly Hurt and several passengers slightly injured. At Crook City d. T., on the 15th, Wiggen tones Herd of horses were driven off by indians the owner wounded and his assistant killed. Numerous other outrages Are reported. _ _ the joint convention. Washington feb. To. The joint session of the two houses for the purpose of counting the electoral vote resumed at one of clock this afternoon. Acting vice president ferry called the convention to order and said the two houses a separated on an objection to the count of the electoral vote of Florida and the objection had been referred to the electoral commission As provided by Law. The commis Washington feb. 12. The joint convention was called to order by or. Ferry and the decision of the Senate and House read. The presiding officer then said the two houses not concurring in ordering otherwise the decision of the commission will stand in reversed. The counting will now proceed in conformity with the decision Quot of the commission. The tellers will announce the vote of a Lorida. It was thereupon announced that Florida had Given four votes for Hayes and Wheeler. The certificate from Georgia w As opened read and no objection being made Hie vote counted and the Teller announced that Georgia gave eleven votes for i Laden and Hendricks. Next followed the state of Illi Nois w Ith Twenty one votes for to ayes and Wheeler Indiana with fifteen votes for lil Den and Hendricks Iowa with eleven votes for Hayes and Wheeler Kansas with five votes for Hayes and by heeler and kit a Tucky with twelve votes for Tilden and Hendricks. Then came the certificate from Louisiana showing eight votes for Hayes and Wheeler the presiding officer stating that the certificate had been received by mail and that no corresponding one had been received by messenger. This was authenticated by by. P Kellogg As governor he being himself one of the officers. The certificate having been read tie presiding officer handed to tile tellers another certificate from the same state with a corresponding one received by mail showing eight votes for Tilden and Hendricks. This was authenticated by Mcellery As governor of the state. Still a third certificate was opened and read corresponding with one having been received by mail with votes for Hayes and Wheeler authenticated by Deslonde Secretary of state. Hie presiding officer opened and presented another certificate received by mail no corresponding one having been received by knee Senger which upon being read proved to be a burlesque and by order of the presiding officer was omitted from the proceedings. Senator Mcdonald submitted an objection to the Hayes and Wheeler certificates based on the ground that the Hayes electors had not been duly elected that their election had been certified by w. P. Kellogg who claimed to be but in fact was not governor of the state of Louisiana and because the returning Board of said state was without jurisdiction for the reason that the Laws of Louisiana conferred no Power on the returning Board to canvass or compile votes since they constituted but four of the five persons required by Law since four were of the same political party since there was a vacancy in Laid Board which the four members bad refused to fill because the four members of the returning Board had full knowledge that a a Rue compilation of votes would have shown that the Tilden electors had been duly elected because said Board had offered for Money to sell the vote of Louisiana and because a. B. Levisee and o. P. Brewster of the Republican electors bad held offices of Trust under the United states at the time of their appointment As electors. The objection was signed by senators Mcdonald Stevenson Saulsbury and bogy and representative Jenks Gibson Tucker Levy Ellis and Morrison. Or Gibson also sent up objections to the haves and Wheeler certificates because first the government of Louisiana was not Republican in form second no canvass was made on which the certificates of election were issued third any alleged canvass of votes was an aet of usurpation fraudulent and void fourth some of the electors were ineligible by the Laws of Louisiana and were disqualified from being electors As holding state offices Kellogg being acting de Facto governor Joffrin supervisor of registration for Point Coupee Parish Marks District attorney and Burch a member of the state Senate a member of the Board of control of the state Penitentiary an administrator of Tho deaf and dumb Asylum and treasurer of the school Board of lat Baton Rouge fifth because Joffrin was especially disqualified by the thirteenth Section of the act of the legislature of july 24 18<4, which provides that no supervisor shall be eligible to any office at that election and because Joffrin was at the election supervisor of registration for the Parish of i int Coupee this objection was signed by senators Saulsbury Mcdonald and Kernan and by representatives Jenks Tucker Gibson Field Levy and Egbert. Wood n. A submitted further objection to the Hayes and Yvo heeler certificates on the ground that the electors were not elected As provided by the legislature. Or. Howe submitted objection Toth Tilden and Hendricks certificates on the ground that there was no evidence that those electors had been appointed in such manner As the legislature required while there was evidence conclusive in Law that neither of them had been so appointed also on the ground that then was no evidence that Mceniery was governor of Louisiana in the year 1876, while there was conclusive evidence that Kellogg was during the year 187 it Aud for several years prior thereto. Governor of that state and was recognized As such by the judicial and legislative departments of Louisiana and by All departments of the government of the United states. The presiding officer then said Are there further objections to the vote of the state of Louisiana after a pause there being no furl her objection nil of the certificates from that state with Ute papers accompanying the same together with the objections will be now submitted to the electoral commission for judgment and decision. The Senate will now withdraw to its chamber. The Senate thereupon withdrew. Washington feb. 13. The commission met pursuant to adjournment and the argument was begun by senator Mcdonald who supported the objections to the Hayes certificates from Louisiana. Ile referred to previous congressional action and Laws to show that the returning Board had no Power to inquire into irregularities at the election unless the lawful foundation is Laid. The vote of Louisiana in 1872 had been rejected because the Law had not been complied with and they now proposed to show that the Law had not Hen complied with in the present Case. He maintained that the commission possessing the Powers of the two houses had the right and it was their duty to consider the information in their Possession. Their duties were judicial not merely clerical and he conjured them to carefully weigh the evidence. Or. Jenks spoke on the same Side. Ile asserted that the Law required the election of electors by the popular vote and that the Tilden electors had a majority of from 9,000 to 10,000. He reviewed the election in the different parishes and claimed that the testimony before the committee was proper evidence to be considered by the commission. He said they were prepared to show that it was determined before the result was known that the returning Board should give the state to Hayes regardless of whom the votes were cast for. Or. Hurlbut for the republicans argued at length against the admission of evidence and going behind the face of the returns. Ile declared that the returning Board was a Legal body and its decisions final. The supreme court of Louisiana has decided that the return made by this Board is Prima Facie evidence and can Only be gone behind in a judicial trial. He said Tho commission was not sitting nor could it sit As a judicial tribunal to decide which of two gentlemen has been elected president. Amp senator Howe followed on the same Side. He objected to the votes tendered by Mcenery and his associates because there was no evidence that they were directed by the legislature of Louisiana to vote for president and such evidence was necessary. He argued that John Mcenery is not and never was governor of Louisiana and w. P. Kellogg was unlawful governor and certificates signed by him were the Only Legal certificates. Judge Campbell informed the commission that sex senators Carpenter and Trumbull and himself would appear As counsel for the democratic Side. Or. Evarts announced that Stoughton Shellabarger and himself would appear for the republicans. The commission announced that four and one half hours would be allowed to each Side for their arguments Aud a recess was taken. On reassembling or. Carpenter said he did not appear for or. Tilden he had no acquaintance with him voted against him in the late election and would again vote against him if this tribunal could order a new election believing the accession of the democratic party to Power would be the greatest calamity that could befall the people except one keeping it out by fraud and falsehood. He appeared for 10,000 Legal voters of Louisiana who have been disfranchised by Lour villains whose official title is the returning Board of Louisiana. As to the Power of the commission he contended that it is their duty not to Ascer Tain what appears to be the Case but who have been duly appointed. Or. Carpenter argued at length to prove that the election Laws of Louisiana arc unconstitutional. Before he had concluded the Cost Mission adjourned. Washington feb. 15. The electoral commission met at the usual hour and or. Evarts closed the argument on the Republican Side on the admissibility of evidence. Ile contended that the right to cast its votes rested in a state and was not a Grant from the general government. The ninth and tenth amendments reserved to the states All rights not specifically delegated. The whole matter of selecting electors determining the Mode and issuing certificates belonged to the state. It was for the Federal government to count the votes after they had left the state. This body had the Power of the two houses to count the vote the Power granted to those bodies by the constitutions but not the Power of legislation. In regard to the ineligibility of Brewster and Levisee or. Evarts Saki the statute prescribed that absentees should be waited for until four o clock when if they did not appear the vacancies were to be filled by the remaining electors these gentlemen did not appear and the vacancies were declared and filled by the selection of the same men. It was to fill the vacancy that their title to the office was to be judged. Or. Evarts argued against the authority of Congress to interfere in the affairs of a state and denounced it As a monstrous proposition that Congress could sift and sift discard discount and destroy an election in a state. As to the claim of the Mcenery electors he said that acting without color or show of authority neither Mcenery nor the electors having been inducted into office their action we As wholly void and cited numerous authorities in support of this proposition. In reply to the argument that there being two inel Gib is but six electors were elected and hence there were vacancies in the other two cases or. Evarts contended that there could to no such thing As a vacancy. There was no evidence offered that touched the Point of Federal disqualification and if there was it would be inadmissible. Judge Campbell closed the argument for the democrats. He argued that the commission had Power to Deal with the returning Board certificates and Power to look into every act of the legislature and if that legislature contravened the principles that lie at the foundation of american Liberty they should reject the votes. He called attention to the oath the Board were required to take Ana said they the democrats offered to prove that the Board never canvassed and compiled a single return made by the election commissioner. Or. Campbell spoke of the issuing of w arrants by the circuit court for upward of to too inhabitants of new Orleans for having falsely registered and said they embraced some of the most respectable men in the City. He said there were 10,000 lies sworn to to procure those warrants. The affidavits were made by to o policemen in concluding or. Campbell argued against the legality of the returning Board saying the legislature had said there should be five persons and they had refused to fill the vacancy because of a fraudulent purpose. It rendered them incompetent to perform further acts. A this concluded the discussion and the commission held a Short private conference and adjourned. By or. Hoar came up Viz that the evidence offered be not received. Or. Payne moved to strike out the word a a rejected by the same vote. The vote on the original order was then taken and it was adopted by the following vote yeast Bradley Edmunds Frelinghuyse Garfield Hoar. Miller. Morton and strong�?8. Nays Abbott Bayard Clifford Field Bunton Payne and thurman�?7. In open session counsel said they had no further argument to make and the commission went into secret session. Immediately after the doors were closed senator Morton offered the following resolved that the Persona named As doctors in certificate no i were the lawful electors of the state of Louisiana Aud that their votes Are the votes provided by the Constitution of Tim United states and should be counted for the president Aud vice president. This Resolution was adopted by a vote of 8 to 7, As follows yeas Bradley Edmunds Frelinghuyse Gar hour Miller Morton and Strong of. Nays Abbott Bayard Clifford Field Clunton Payne and Thurman-7. Justices Miller and Bradley and representative Hoar were appointed a committee to draft the report of the decision with a Brief statement of reasons therefor to be signed by the members agreeing therein and to be transmitted to a joint session of the two houses As required by the electoral act. A recess of about one hour was then taken to afford time for drafting the report which upon the reassembling of the commission was presented and after being read was signed by messes. Miller Strong Bradley Edmunds Morton Frelinghuyse Garfield and Hoar. Adjourned. An attempt to kill gov. Packard. Washington feb. 14. Or. Carpenter concluded his argument this morning. He contended that the conferring of judicial Power upon the returning Board was forbidden by the u. S. Constitution and the Law which attempted to Confer it was void. One Man could not be punished for another Many a offence. The statute requires duplicate returns to be made within Twenty four hours and they were not made within fifteen Days. He did not. Deny that there were wrongs perpetrated in the South but they were brought about by the illegal acts by which a fraudulent government was put upon them. He denounced in bitter terms the returning Board. A question sprang up As to the time to be allowed for argument on the admissibility of evidence offered and an order was adopted giving counsel on each Side two hours to argue the question. Quot sex senator Trumbull said there was submitted to the commission not Only the question who were the lawful electors but All questions connected with double returns. What the country wanted was a decision As to who was lawfully elected and it would not be satisfied with anything else. Or. Tim Bull referred to the decision of the two houses not to count the electoral vote of Louisiana in 1873, and to the cases of Kellogg and Pinchback claiming to be senators and said it was settled by Congress that the governors certificate might be overruled by the action of the two houses. He said they proposed to Ghow that the vote of Louisiana had never been canvassed that the pretended canvass was a fraud that the papers were forged and that the returns were altered and falsified. Or. Trumbull also presented objections to the electoral vote of Brewster and Lawrence who held Federal offices at the time of their election. Or. Stoughton followed on the Republican Side. He argued that Kellogg was the Legal governor of Louisiana and that the returning Board was a Legal body and had Power to ascertain the vote and finally certify it that the state corrects the frauds of its own officers and docs not apply to Congress for that purpose Congress might have the Power but it did not have the right to disregard the highest Legal authority of a state. He said the Law on the subject of filling the vacancy on the Board was merely directory and a failure to obey did not interfere with the capacity or jurisdiction of the Board. Iii conclusion he said Washington feb. 16. The commission was in secret session until five of clock this afternoon when the counsel were sent for and informed that a decision had been reached the following Are the resolutions acted upon by the commission in their secret session As reported to the counsel. Or. Hoar submitted the following ordered that evidence be not received. Or. Abbott offered the following As a substitute resolved that evidence be received to show that much of the act of Louisiana establishing he returning Board for that Blate is unconstitutional ind the acts of said returning Board Are null and void. Rejected by the following vote yeast Abbott Bayard Clifford Field Clunton 1 Bradley Edmunds Frelinghuyse Gar Field Hoar. Miller Morton and strong�?8. Or. Abbott offered another substitute that evidence will be received to show that the returning Board of Louisiana at the time of can ?tt8sin�?o and compiling the vote of that state at the last election in that state was not legally cons tit ii Ted under the Law establishing it in plus that it was composed of four persons of one political party instead of five persons of different parties. Rejected by the same vote. Or. Abbott offered another substitute resolved. That the commission will receive testimony on the subject of a1 specification of the counsel for the objectors to certificates one and three. Rejected by the same vote. Or. Abbott offered a fourth substitute resolved that testimony tending to show that the so called returning Board of a Quot no jurisdiction to canvass the votes for electors for president and vice president is admissible. Rejected by the same vote. Or. Abbott offered a fifth substitute resolved. That evidence is admissible that the statements and affidavits purporting to have been made and forwarded to said returning Board in pursuance of the provisions of Sec. 26 of the e Alec Tion Law of 1872, alleging riot tumult in Linnda Tion and violence at or near certain pm of of Tii n parishes were false and fabricated Ami forged by certain disreputable persons under he direction and knowledge of said returning Board that said Board knowing mid statements mid affidavits to be false and forged and i none of such statements and time rein the manner or form or with iia them it Ere a Iii red by Law did knowingly wilfully fraudulently fail and refuse to canvass a comp More than 10.000 votes cast As is shown y commissioners of election. Rejected by the same vote. ton offered a sixth substitute Kate Nigerl that evidence be received to prove missioners of Alt it i a but it nailed new Orleans feb. 15. About eleven of clock this Forenoon two men one of whom gave the name of Joseph Huttie but whose real name is ascertained to be w. Weldon and a slim one armed Man who gave no name. Called at the door of be state Capitol and asked to see or. Packard. There was some demur about admitting them when one proclaimed himself to be an sex Federal officer and the other a discharged Soldier. They were brought to the head of the stairs where Weldon represented that he was correspondent of the Philadelphia press and desired to see gov. Packard. The name of Joseph Huttie was sent in but the one armed Man declined to enter. Weldon reached the executive office where he found or. Packard seated at his desk talking to judge Boarman of Caddo who occupied a chair on his right. Weldon sat Down in a vacant chair immediately on Packard a left and after an instant somewhat sharply asked 1 when can see you a Packard turned and found a pistol aimed at his head. He immediately struck it Down and the weapon was discharged the Ball striking him in the right knee and inflicting a slight wound. Packard immediately dealt the Man a blow with his fist striking him Between the eyes and knocking him Down. Several parties in the room Drew their pistols and fired wounding the would be Assassin a scene of intense excitement immediately followed. The one armed Man was arrested and conveyed to the office of the superintendent of police and Weldon was kept a close prisoner m the executive office. Or. Packard was conveyed to Hie private apartment on the second floor of the building w Ere Hiss wound was examined. It is not of a serious character but might prove Iso if not carefully tended and will lame him for several Days. The Man who tried to kill Packar says his name is William Henry Weldon and that his Home is in Philadelphia. He says further that he has a Mother and sister living there. With re Sar a his attempt to kill Packard he says there were four others with him who were to have assisted him in the undertaking but that upon reaching the door of the state House they refused to go in and left him to carry out the intended plan of assassination alone. Weldon is not very seriously Hurt. The Ball which struck him bit him in the left Ann just below the shoulder and came out at the 61 Weldon was nicely dressed with a Good intelligent looking face dark hair and Brown Mustache and face clean y shaven. He wore a Large and evidently new masonic badge. The Narks on his clothing indicated the truth of Bis state Merit concerning his name As did also papers in his pocket and a masonic plot a. On his person was found a letter from Chas. In Schwartz Bethlehem a sent. 24, 1869, recommending we. Weldon As having been a Pupil in is school another dated at the someplace Fob 16 1867, recommending Yvo Eldon As an energetic business Man of Good moral habits another dated Cincinnati agr.1 20 1872, recommending w. Ii Weldon ask an honest careful business Man and signed a a g. M. Brown formerly Brown amp Coleman Springfield 111.�?� Weldon on being asked the motive of his crime replied a a Only patriotism. Grimes and casualties. A Henry Bertram a Braidwood 111. Miner was killed the other Day by falling slate. William Anderson of Craftsbury vt., was killed the other Day by striking his head against a beam in his barn. A George Barnard of Burlington vt., was instantly killed by falling Down stairs a few Days ago. A mrs. Lucia Mcnelley was burned to death at Claremont n. H., recently her clothes taking fire from a stove. A Jack Fordel was killed a few Days ago by a falling log while working on a Roll Way in a logging Camp on the Manistee River Mich. A we. Cook of Beverly township ont., recently shot his daughter aged Twenty four years while in a fit of anger and afterwards blew his own brains out. A a Carpenter named Alfred Coney fell from a roof at Detroit the other evening breaking his neck and causing instant death. The residence of j. A a. Walton in Brooklyn n. Y., was entered by a Burg Lar. The other evening and nearly $8,000 Worth of Diamond jewelry stolen. A mrs. Gottlich Vogele was horribly and probably fatally mangled by dogs while going to her Home near Newport ky., the other night. A Fred Hertfelder aged eighteen years was stabbed to death a few nights since by William abbe Roty aged Nineteen both belonging to Williamsburg n. The murderer escaped. A Samuel Smith a Farmer was recently waylaid and robbed near Franklin ind., by a Young Man named John Cochran. Smiths Skull was broken and he will probably die. A John Kroner was found dead in the cellar of his employers House at Newark n the other Day. He had fallen asleep near the door of the Furnace and was suffocated by Coal Gas. Guilford White a Boston lawyer has been found guilty of receiving two United states Bonds of $10,000 each stolen from Amasa Stone of Cleveland Ohio. Two Brothers named Barron of Bennington vt., quarrelled recently and one threw a stove griddle at the other killing a child of the family standing near. A athe boiler in Israel Allyn s saw null near Eaton rapids Mich., exploded a few evenings ago injuring or. Allyn severely blowing out the eyes of the fireman named Goodrich and slightly injuring several others. A John Longenecker employed in a rolling Mill at Lebanon pa., Quot while stepping across the Axle to which Are attached the shears used in cutting Iron the other Day fell into the machinery and had his head severed from his body. We. Meyers a Young Man residing near Milford ind., went out Hunting the other Day and while climbing a Fence fell discharging the contents of both barrels of the shot gun into his head inflicting fatal injuries. A Hyde Williams a negro living near Batesville ala., was shot and killed in his Cabin by another negro the other night for no cause other than that Tho murderer wanted the victims wife and thought the Best Way to get her was to kill her husband. Ile has been arrested. A Deputy marshal h. Hughes while attempting to arrest two men named Green and Miller at a Point near Independence mo., the other evening was a shot and killed by them. Green and Miller were charged with shooting at some parties at West Kansas City and had fled to the country. A Samuel Hall of Nelson county ky., who was on his Way to Pittsburgh was stabbed fifteen times at Louisville a few nights since by some unknown party. His ears and nose were partly Cut Oil the jugular vein was severed and he received wounds in nearly every part of the body. The towing Steamer Lizzie Bay ass was burned at Alton 111., a few nights since and capt. Oliver Gruell of Quincy 111., who was asleep in a state room at the time was burned to death the flames spreading so rapidly that he could not be rescued. His Young brother was badly burned while attempting to reach him. S. Me inhuman wretch endeavoured to perpetrate a wholesale murder recently at Albany ore., by fastening a bag of arsenic to a pump in such a manner that when drawing the water it would Perco Cate the sack and Poison the liquid. A. School is supplied with water i rom the Well and had it not been discovered in season the loss of life might have been missioners or Kiccio in a a been compiled places in said 5 tax it returning Board nor canvassed Aud that Saia m re never even pretended to co"1t>1 action font that a saw . Amp or that no Perron holding an office of re rolled. That pm United states is eligible Trust or profit until and that this commis to f Wib receive evidence tending to prove said ii Hrib Lite offered by counsel for the of Sis to certificates nos. J and 3. Rejected by the same vote. Justice Field offered the eighth and last substitute be solved that in the opinion of the commis-�1on evidence is admissible upon the several matters which the counsel for the objectors to certificates nos. I and 3 offered to prove. Rejected by the same vote and the question on the original order submitted Philadelphia feb. 15. Inquiry made at the office of the Philadelphia press discloses the fact that we. In Weldon the person who to Day shot gov Packard has no connection whatever with the press and nothing is known of him at the office of that paper. New Orleans feb. 16. The recorder this afternoon visited Weldon in the room where he lies and formally arraigned him for assaulting gov. Packard with a deadly weapon with intent to murder. To the Fotima question a a Are you guilty or not guilty of this charge a the prisoner replied in a firm voice an order of commitment was then made out direct ing his retention in custody until further 0r<a Mobile Ala dispatch says Weldon went to that City last october recommended by a member of the firm of Claflin amp co., to take service with Pepper amp co., a wealthy dry goods House. He remained in their employ until the 7th inst. After quitting he took to or no and probably on that account coupled with a Little love matter he did some wild things. On the Lith he informed an acquaintance that he was gang o kill himself. The last seen of Weldon at Pepper amp was on the morning of the 13th, when he called and received a settlement and bade the cashier Goodby being asked if he was going to re main in the City he replied no that he had something else on hand a a cd about to leave the City. All who know him in Mobile say his Resolution must have been taken Over a drinking table. He was never known to take any part o interest in politics. An acquaintance says he had not been in a condition of responsibility for More than a week. Weldon a father is Rev. C. F. Weldon a highly respected Clergyman of West Philadelphia a. The population of creased 55,000 last year. California in frightful. A a singular fatal Accident occurred in a Saloon at san Francisco the other Day an old Habitude of the Saloon called a a sleepy Tom a had just lain Down on a lounge to take a Nap when an individual entered the darkened Saloon stumbled Over the unconscious Sleeper and fell heavily upon him. The Shock threw both men on a Large earthenware Spittoon and crushed it. W Hen foul was extricated it was discovered that his vertebral had been pierced by a broken piece of the Spittoon. The unfortunate Man struggled a few minutes and then All was Over. _ smuggling. New York feb. 15 to Day special Treasury agents seized several cases of Prunella Worth $5,000, which were smuggled from Montreal. They also arrested Samuel Stratford and Charles b. Spencer charged with being in the conspiracy and they were held to bail by the u. S. Commissioner. For years past the agents have been trying to discover the smugglers and at last have discovered the whole plot. D. Mcclan aghan proprietor of the express hotel Montreal is head and foot of the conspiracy and several United states inspectors baggage masters at Montreal and Telegraph operators were in collusion with him. He produced duplicate checks one of which he would attach to a Box containing goods and the other he sent to the purchaser. The inspectors were telegraphed by cipher the number of the Check on the baggage and they passed it through without examination. Letters in Mcclanaghan a hand writing were found in the Possession of both prisoners. The officers got a Man to make purchases of Prunella goods used in making ladies gaiters and on which there is a duty of eight five cents per Pound from Mcclanaghan and special agent Williams followed the goods from Montreal into the United states by Way of rouses Point Island Pond Newport Ogdensburg and St. Albans and a v How the plot worked. Many arrests o merchants middlemen United inspectors and others Are expected inc government has been defrauded of vast sums by the smugglers ant d was one of the deepest and Best i Ever discovered by the officials. Mcclanaghan is Worth $500, j

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