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pir Office in Carmalt's braiding. second floor, front.
Boards at Mr. B. Baldwin's. ,
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Aug. 23, 1876.-tf ' - .
S. POTTER, DENTIST, WISHES
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GILBERT S. JOHNSON,
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March 29;1876. • - Montrose, Pa
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At the cis* of the stieret, - session of
the Electoral - Cominission-list Wedues
daY,The injunction of secresy was re
moyel and.,the following action made
publi • .
Ordered, that - . - no evidenci will be re
ceived by the cominission—which was,not
submitted to the joint convention of the
two houses by the .President of the Ben
ate, ,with the certificates, except
such. as relates to the eligibility of F. C.
Humphreys, one of. the electors.
Yeas-44tiets BradleY ) =: Miller and
Strong; Senators Edmundi v Frelinghtly
sea and Morton ; Representatives Garfield
Nays--Ju id ices Clifford: and Field;
Senators Bayard and Thurman ; Repre
sentatives. Abbott, Hunton and
•This was a division on the party line,
and was hailed by Morton and Garfield
as an evidence that it ts i )_to be a
fight, from first to last.
Immediately, however, Representative
Abbott offered the,following. -
Ordered, That in the case of Florida
this commission will-receive the evidence
relating to The eligibility, of F. 0. Hum
phreys, one of the persons named in
certificate No. 1, as an elector:
On this proposition Astice Bradley
Ook the Demociatic view of this plos
ion, and the. resolution was adopted..
Yeas-Justices Bradley .? Clifford and
Field ;. eenatois Bayard. and Tburfrian,
and Representatives Abbott, Hun ton and
Nays—Justices Miller and Strong
Senators' 'Frelinghuyseni: Eduinuda and
Morton, and Representatives Garfield and
Under these rulings the case was ar
gued for' the Republicans, by Mr. Wm.
Duarte, and for the - Democrats by Chas.
O'Conor, when the case was taken un• .
der advisement by the 'commission until
Sitin4ay.when the fopowing decision' was
rePorted to the two Houqe%
'ELscro&tl CONXISSIOH,: *:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, A. B. 1877. f 1
"To the President of the Senate of the
United States, presiding in the meet-
itig of the two Rouses 0f Congress : .
"Under an act of Congress entitled.can
act to provide for and regulate the 'count
ing of. the votes for President and Vice-
Presidentand the decision: of questions
arising therefrom for the term comment:-
tog March 4th, Anno Domini 1877,' the
Wectoral Commission . Mentioned in said
act having received certain certificates
and papers purporting to be certificates
and papers accompanying the same of the
electoral votes from the State of Florida,
andlhe objections thereto submitted to it
under said act, and pow report that it has
duly considered the same pu , to
said act, and has decided and doe reby
decide that the votes of Frederic . C.
Huipphreys, Charles H. Peirce, William
11-Holden and Thomas W: LOng, flamed
in the certificate of W. L. _Stearns, Gov
ernor.of said , State, which Totes,are certi
fied by said persons, as appears by the
: . 'certificateisubmitted to the Commission
as aforesaid and marked number one by
said Commission, and herewith returned
are the votes provided by the Constitution
of the United' States'; and that.the same
are lawfully to be counted as herein certi-
fied,.namely, four votes for Rutherford
13: Hayes of the Stateof Ohio for Presi
dent,and four votes for William A. Wheel
er of .the State of New York for. Vice-
"The Commission also has decided and
hereby decides and reports 'that the four,
persons first before named were duly ap
pointed electors in and . by said State of
Florida. - The ground of this decision
stated briefly as required by said act; is as
"That it is not competent,- under the
Constitution and the law as it existed at
the date of the passage of said act, to go
into evidence altuncle, the papers opened
by the President of the Senate in the
presence of the two Houses to prove that
other persons than those' regularly certi
fied to by the Governor of the State of
Florida, in accordance to' the determina
tion and declaration' of their appoint
ment by the Board of State Canvaaseis
of said - State prior to the time required
for the performanbe of their duties, had
been appointed electors, or by counter
proof to show that they, had not; aid
that all proceedings of the oourts or acts'
of the Legislature or the votes of the:
electors on the prescribed day are, inad-i
miisible for any such.puipose..
- "As to the \objection made to the elegi-i
bility of Mr. ffumnhreys 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 'sho* that ne held. the., office of Ship-!
ping Commissioner on that: day . whAls the
electors were appointed. •
"The Commission has also decided and
does hereby decide and report that as a
consequence of the foregoing, and upon
the grounds before stated, neither Of the
papers purpoi ting to be certificates of. the.
'electoral votes of said State of Florida
numbered' two and three by the Commi's
sign, and herewith returned, • are certifi 7
cates or the Notes provided for by the
United States and that they ought not to
be counted as such.
"Done at Washington the day and year
first above written.
"S. F. Miller, W. Strong, J. P. Bradley,
G. F.: Edmunds, 0. P.'Morton, F. E. Fri
liughuysen, J. A. Garfield, G. F. Hoar,
'The question .being on the adoption'
of the . report of-thp Commisaioners it was .
decided in the affirmative. Yeas, 8;
Nays„ 7." The members
-not signing the
report, voting against its adoption.•
In the Senate on Saturday,a rescilution
affirming the decisiOn of the mmission
was passed by a strict-party vote.
The House Postponed action until
Monday when a resolution not to proceed
with the count in comformity . with the
decision, but to substitute the name of
the Democratic elect Ors,. was adopted by
a vote of 158 to 103. • •
- The Joint, Committee then reassembled
and certificates of the following', States
were read and the result announced With
out objection, viz geOrgia; 11 votes ; for
Tilden and Hendricks; , Illinois ,21 for
Hayea - andlneeler; ~Indiana, '
.15 for Tit
den and Hendricks; lowa 'li for Ha*
and Wheeler; Kansas 5 'for Hayes and,
Wheeler; Kentucky 12 for Tilden and
Hendricks. The State of Louisiana was
then reached and . the presiding officer
presented.three certificates, two of which
were signed by Kellogg and certified to
the election of the Hayes electors and the
otheiwas signed by MeFiery, and certi
fied to4he election of the Tilden electors.
The certificates were read and objections
were made to the counting of either of
the votes.'; The Senate then withdrew
and the House took a recess.
.upon the, action of the
Joint Tribunal in the Florida case and the
just indignation which is felt by Demo
crats at the partisan character of its first
important decision, the HarrisbUrg. Pa
triot says : •
"If the Democrats hive been deceived
in this commission,theirs is not the fault.
The creation of the tribunal
umph" over the conspiracy, and if the
judges composing it are' incapable ot.ria 7
ing above , the spirit of party,- the_ Detno-'
crats who expected better things of ',them
are not to be blamed - . It was earnestly
belitived that the commision by its imparti
ality of judgment would be able to solve
this momentous question, aid that its
members Would 'earn a niche in history
for a great and patriotic service to, 'their
country. But if Morten,, and Garfield,
the unscrupulous politicians, haire found
their, counterparts 'in Miller and Strong
wh are equally ready to perform the
'degrading service . of party, the fault , is in
the judges and not in the people who con
fided in their wisdom and integrity
This. Tribunal was instituted to inquire
into the rights of two great parties and
to do justice to them. By 'adhering to
the technical rules that prevail in acourt
of quarter sessions, it has given encour
agement to fraud. Insteid of collecting
the proofs necessary to ascertain the real
choice of the people; of inquiring wheth
er the constitution and laws were obeyed
in the operaiions of the returning boards,
acd of determining whether the truth
.crushed finder a mountain of
fraud, the commission 'has thus far evad
ed the issue:before tne country. If , the
duty of Ake' commission was not to pit
forth its: whole power to ascertain the
"Com mission era.
popular will--why was not -the-counting
of the electoral vote left to. Vice President
Ferry ? IHe could count the votes on his
fingers as well- as'Strong, and Bradley:—
Of what use were the Jaborious investi
gatious of committees of congress if
their retorts are to be , piled. up in the
crypts of the-capitol to' serve 'only as si
lent proofs.'of the success - of: a gigantic
. frand and corruption in the
government of the Republic? The an
gust. commissionlas decided to hear nei
ther reports .nor witnesses, .neither the
decision of state courts nor.- the acts of
state Legislatures, but - merely to confine
its investigations to ascertaining. whether
the grossest frauds andlorgsries upon the
ballot have been covered over - with the
decency . of legal *forms.: On this techni
cal ruling - of a sommission who dared
not look fraud in 'the fase,in order to de
feat . a great wrong to ,the republic, Flori
da was Monday'. recorded for Hayes.—
Louisiana:Wales next before the . Tribu
nal appealing for justice agamst a fraud
which has had . no . like in the history of
this or any
-other free country."
FIELD ON THE DECISION.
In the debate last . Saturday on the res
olution "not; to proceed with the count,"
Mr. Field of New Y4l said, when after
the late election the President, sent a
committee to Louisiana and other States
to see a fair count, be did so because ho
held . ' that no President of the United
States could afford -to be inaugurated by
fraud. When this session of Congress
began, the majority of the House acted
in the same spirit and sent CoMmittees
throughout the Southern States to get at
the exact truth, and now we are to be
told by - anitabling this decision that the
gentlemen all went South on a fool's er
rand, and now will the Republican party
-attempt to install &falsehood in the Pres
idential chair. ilhe decision of the Tr
ibunal is against all , precedent and , all
rule; .the decision of the Tribunal Means
that the certificate of the Govertior of a
state upon- the action of a canvassing
board is' to govern the case, 'unless' the
state had through its course, reversed the
action before the vote of the electora'waa
actually cast. Now all that we knOw
that the canvass of the vote was not con
cludeei-until three o'clock in the morning.
The electors met and cast their vote at
twelve o'clock of the the day ;: and
in the nine hours between three and
:twelve o'clotik -the state of Florida was
expected tOre 'The votes
these men were - no more legal than if the
commanding officer of thutroops in Flor
ida had: sent four of his. Soldiers to on-
cupy the State House and had.. cast the
vote for Hayes and Wheeler ; and yet( we
are told that there is no power to reverro
the action. An .offer was made to the
Commission to produce evidence of fraud,
but it was not alloWed ; now Eta, the ef
fect of this refusal. He,held in his.hands
the record of the courts of FloridaTshow
lng that Pearce, one of the electors, was
convicted , felon. They were not allow
ed to offer proof of the fact. If the vote
of Florida elects at all, the . vote of this
convicted, felon will 'elect Hayes, to the
Piesidential office. The decision -of the
Tribpnal was unworthy of rdspect. The
Presidency hits never , yet been won by
fraud; and if it is so LtoW, it will .be ruin
ous to. the men and the partY perpetuat
ing them." .
The World regards the decision in , the
Florida caieaplain- - attempt to'super
gede the soverei gnty of the people, and
says: "It does not, impeach the .title of
the dttly•elected Tilden electors of. Flori
da. • It' does not clear the title Of the
Hayes : electors of Florida. It simp:yr al.
firms the right of, th e' Ha yes electors to
have their,impeached • votes counted un
der a clouded title. towards making Mr.
Hayes PreSident of the United States?'
The contest in the 'Louisiana case will
be over .the legality of
. the returning
.the law calling fo4 five mem
bers and the four members who' acted re
fusing to fill the vacancy. It will be
claimed, that there has been no canvass of
the votes and that • no elector& have been
Prominent democrats say that the com
mission.has adopted a line of procedure
that must throw out the, Vote of Watts,
the Oregon_ postmaster.
It is uow plain to be seen how money
can be made by , a little delay. In 1803
the. United States bought Louisiana for
$15,000,000. .By waiting 'seventy-three
years $14,000,000 might have been saved,
for in 1876, J. Madison . : Wells sent out
his brokers offering . to sell it for 111,000,-
000. Now let the Radical Press-show
up Thorns, Jefferson in his true light for
wasting 04 1 000,000. •