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THE ONLY PAPER PUBLISHED IN THE YffiiM! OF NORTH HEWIP 8 TEAD. KEELER BROS., Propr ’ ofora. » n ' nn H!'f J,: p. A. KEELER, Editor, f v A WooRly Keoortl of B-oslyxs, Woatlsras'y, Fort W^sMsigton, Maalmssot jwsd ©Sosawpod* . VOL. II, EOSLYN, QHEENS ' COUNTY;-L.f I., • FEmAY, MAEOH 9 , im. 'NO. 22. />; Witit imd See. Wiicn i/iy li^ with oagor ^iicfitiyn, Anking Itow,'an 4 . whQ^rand vhOn, T axoh nil my^tow^^cIhinV AHldng o ’ er aR^o ’ ct again ; Q uoati on a<>|| (tA^Inch the aiifjwcrB / Give to ptherk Btiji the key. 1 I have nuid, td'teach, him patieiicc, - - 11 and'B'fee. ’ -- And the words I ttttigbt my darling Taughfc.'tp'.mo ^l^SBon sweet ; Once wheit' all the world Heemed darkened Aiul thp iiiorm aboiit to beat, In thjHy chiidren ’ H rOpm ” I hoatd him, ,Wltft a child ’ s swcotmliniely, To the baby brother ’ s queHtions' flaying wisely; “ Wait and «ce. \ Likb'an angel ’ s .tender chiding . Game the darling's words (to me, Though my Father ’ s ways Were hidden, Bidding mo stillrvvalt and see. , What are wo but roatless children, A ’ — -• Ever linking what shall bo 1 And the Father, in His wisdom, Gently bids iis, a Wait and seo.\ ’ ’ * WHAT wall : STREET DIB, A Convict ’ s Story. I held ft good position as a clork witli ft iinn in Willinra street, which X shall call Wilson, Garter & Go. , X b'ecamo a boarilor iii the family of ft ^..relative and continued with liiiri four yoafs, whim some changes in his Injsiness determined him to remove to San Francisco. 1 J now took lodgings nud commenced, for the first time, what is called a bachelor'ii life. Xt wns somewhat dull nt first, I ad­ mit, but by degrees I made acquaiut- ftiicoSj. and it offered far greater attrnc- tioiis. Nay, more, t hud now securedso fully till! good feeling of the heads of tli.c firm, that X was frequently a guest at their tables; and it is only justice to my- n.ilf to assort that if I did not gain their confidence, it .certainly did Hot aviso,I on my part, from any hick of zeal \in' their service. Ono day when I was lim ­ ing at tho house of the senior partner, I mot ii certain Mr. 11 ibert Tnorntim, one of the principal cloi'lis in a large insur ­ ance office.; He appeared a very' gentle ­ manly, intelligent mnn, and hail ovident- ■■ ly soon a great deal of life, . Wo loft the -.house together, mid as X found lie re-' ‘ sided but a short distance, from me, and the night being . fine, he , offered . me ii cigar, and we walked home together. . r On tho different subjects we conversed , on during our walk, tlio one in which ho appeared to take especial interest was Bpeoulftting in stocks. Ouriously enough , while employed for nearly five years within a few blocks of the Stock Bx- clmnge, where I knew.fortunes were ooii- stantly changing hands, I had never felt tempted to try my luck. My employers, , . indeed, wore strongly opposed to it, and I had fhoai ’ d.hit . least one,Of them de- inuuoe' stoek, speculation as gam ­ bling of the worst kind. But I know, too, that bthor fiierahnnts of equally high standing laughed at them for this, and Thornton, I soon found, was well stored with arguments to prove it every whit as . legitimate as tho most humib'iim dealings hr pork or Hour or nails. ' It so happened that ii sudden and coii- thiuod riso in Erie had euused a great flurry in the sti'oot, mid my companion ■ named several acquaintances who had cleared from ^5,000 to $15,000 by lucky investments during, tho last week. “ I could 'make as muoli as any of them, ” lie exclaimed, “ if I only had a thousand or two tp start with./I know .precisely how to do it, anil if I could find a man to put in tho money I ’ d make u small fortune for us both iusido Of a fortnight.\ It was impossible to listen to him un ­ moved, especially ns I know from tho're ­ ports in the newspapers that investors in Erie wore mailing oxtruonliniwy sums. Oonsequently, when he asked if I know anyone at all likely to go in with him, I saiil: p ; v . ■ • “ Perhaps I might. ” “ What ! you ! ” ■ lie cried; ; “ I ’ m de ­ lighted. Can you raise a thousand ? ” “ Yes; two thousand, if necessary. ” “ Bravo ! your fortune is made I\ “ But seo hero, ” said I; “ in the first piaoo, wo must keep this thing quiet,for I don ’ t caro to have my employers, know . it, and in. the .second place, you must post me up, so I shall know exactly what we ’ re about. ” “ All right I ” said he; that ’ s easily managed; And as you put in the funds I ’ ll bo satisfied,with.one quarter of what wo make, and if wo fflumld lose, which is impossible, however, I ’ ll stand half the loss. ” ’ By this time wo had reached my lodg ­ ings and, going in together, I gayo, hi> n a chock for $1,000 on the bank where my small patrimony was deposited. A mem ­ orandum of our agreement n» to the di ­ vision of tho certain profits mid impossi ­ ble losses which >ve anticipated was then drawn up, and my mete ao'luaiutonco gayly took his leave, saying: . “ Mark my prediction! Thornton & Go. will corner the street yet. ” I smiled at this, but I did not realize its absurdity so clearly as I have since. By far the most interesting part of tho newspaper the next morning was tho financial article, and I bought the first edition of the Evminn Pont to ' see the - stock quotations. 1 could not leave my desk during business hours, but X dined with Thornton and, fount! him in a high state of oxeitomeut. : He urged ine toni- > noth hem id.; bu 1 fu 1 though greatly tempted by his represefi- iations. The next night he made a pro ­ digious effort to look cool and unconcern ­ ed as he laid before me a package of greenbacks amounting to $1,760. “ There, ” said he, “ I doubled your thousand in two days, and I could have done the same if it had been two thou ­ sand or ten thousand. You might have made $1,600 aa easy as $750. ” I looked grave as I reflected that this was undoubtedly the fact. “ What liavifi you done with your $ 1161 ) 1 ” I inquired. . “ Bought Erie, of fconrse. I ’ ll treble it, Bine. ” ; I cross-qiiestioned -him -closely, — Went over tho newspaper reports once more, and then took my resolution; Calling fbr pen and ink X filled up a blank cheek and Said, handing him the: pa ckage of greenbacks: ...\ “ Here is $1,760 in cash, and here is a check for $4,700. Go in and win. ” Thornton jumped up and grasped my hand, exclaiming: \ - “ You ’ re a man of nerve ! . You deserve to be , rich I ” - ■ “ Well, ” said I, “it depends a good deal on you. \ ......... take. ” - “ Never fear, ” said ho, “ you ’ ll bo worth $20,000 before yon kniiva-it. ” After some .further conversation we parted, my ocoasional misgivings being speedily dispelled by delightful visions of sudden wealth. You will see that I had put into Thoriip ton ’ s hands the whole of my little inher ­ itance together with two years ’ interest, which I had allowed to accumulate,, my. salary for the last two years having been amply Biiilicient for my wants. .1 nni satisfied that it would have been a lucky thing for live if I hud lost every cent of it. Biit, as it happened, Thornton ’ s in ­ stinct was not at fault, ho sold out at just the right moment, and I found myself .as ho had predicted, Worth $20,000, besides several odd hundreds with ■Which I in ­ dulged in champagne, game suppers, and somepthor expensive luxuries which* I luul hifberto entirely uvoideil. I had self-control onqugh to deposit my money in bank, keep my secret, ami attend steadily tp my regular business. .Thornton,'top, kept his' affairs , -from his employers, but continued to. speculate with his share of the profits niado off my capital, and with such success that in a few. months he was worth as much as I. My resolution to-be satisfied with what I had made, and tempt fortune no more, gradually vanished as I noted his eoh- tinffed-prosperity, and when he came to mo With secret information of a projected movcpieut in leod-.ig stock, which prom ­ ised results of the most flattering charac­ ter, imd told mo ho had invested every cent ho had in that stock, 1 readily agreed to do the same. At'first everything went well. The stock began to rise slowly, and at one time wo might have made four or five thousand apiece by soiling, though neither of its thought of that for a mo ­ ment. Then there ennio a lull, mid then, without it moment's, warning, the stock tumbled with such frightful rapidity that, before we realized it, our little for ­ tunes wore , swept away. Thorton made haste to sell, but wii found onrsolvas onch^.OOO in debt, and with po cpnsola- 'tion except that some dozens of fellow- speculators had been cleaned out in the same style as. ourselves. I shall not, soon forget our meeting after this disaster. X could not reproach Thornton, for his losses-were as heavy its mine, and it wiis ho who rescued us from the dilemma of 1 wing to pay $4,000 be ­ tween us at once .without funds, or have our; transactions exposed to our respec ­ tive employers. .-. “ I hiivo a friend, ’ ’ said he, “ who will shave oiir joint nOto for a fan discount, and before it conics due, wo shall have time to got mi our feet again. ” ; I cannot say I liked the suggestion, but there' was no alteniativo. Thorn top introducod mo. to his friend, the noth shaver, a Mr, Jackson, a punning, oily mail,\ with, a disagreeable expression of ■ countenance, though his manner whs singularly polite, considering - that\ we could furnish ho security. ; However, wo had to give him. a note for $5,000, payable in six months, with interest, in order to get tho $4,000 wp needed, This traUsac.tion completed, we breath ­ ed. more freely, feeling that wo had at least a six inonthsVreprieve. The misery I endured during those six months, I cannot attempt to desoribo. I hardly saw Thornton\ who studiously avoided mep until one evening toward the end of the fifth month, he called me into Mouquin's, and showed mo a release, 1 signed by Jackson, from all obligation under our joint note. “ What does this mean ? ” I gasped. 1 “ It moans that Ii have paid my half with interest, ” said Thornton. \ And where'did you get the money ? ” X cried, amazed. . / “ Speculating ip stocks, ” was tho cool reply, “ Why don't you? X suppose Wilson, Garter & Go. would lend you eubugli to begin with. At any rate you can borrow it of them, even if they don ’ t, loud it.\ ; With these words Thornton turned and abruptly walked away. I suppose ho mount to do me a service by this in ­ fernal suggestion; but he might 'better \have thrust a dagger into my heart. I cannot tell how I brooded that night over what he said, or how the next day I tremblingly anted upon it, employing a young broker, to whom Thornton had introduced me, to invest the purloined funds, I had some delusive successes, but the day'the note came due I pos- aessed not a cent to meet my share of it, and 1,600 bohiu i m with niy employers. Mustering up all ray courage • ! colled oil Jackson, told him I had not bomi so fortunate iis my friend Thornton, and ventured to propose that he ifboopt my note for $8,000 in set ­ tlement of inypresont obligation, • “ 1' will 1 do so readily,\ said :h'e, “ upon one condition, and that ip, that yon have a gclod name fft the back of it. ” “ But I hardly know to whom I could. apply, ” I said. ‘ ‘ X would much rather give you a greater discount on my own promissory note — in fact, aiiy discount you choose to demand. ” “ And that ’ s the very reason,my dear fellow, ” said Jackson, ‘ ‘ I will not do it, unless I have a good name at the back. On that condition I have no objection to make it a year, so as to allow yoii suffi ­ cient time to look about you and pay the money comfortably. Now, 'think well if tlrore is any person to whom you . could apply. , You are very thick with; the junior partner in-your,firm; why not get him,to put his name to it ? At any rata you'can but ask him, and tlio tiling may be dime to-morrow. Now take my tui- Vice and try fiiv experiment. ” I left Jackson, hardly knowing w’ hat to do. True, I was on very friendly teims with the junior partner, son of the senior partner, and I believe he bore me groat good will. Still, it was a very dangerous experiment to 1 try; for if he See that you make no mis-1 should, refuse and inquii-e' into my ac- ' counts he would find me a defaulter to the amount of $1;C00. And hero I must liurfy oyer 1 the par- tieulnrs of the criiiie I committed, so painful are they, to think of. Suffice itto say, instead of obtaining his signature I was guilty of forging it. My renewed note was accepted;' but it would be im ­ possible to describe the terrible stale of my mind, The only method I had of re ­ lieving myself from the penalty of my crime would be by perpetrating others; and this, I felt convinced, would only be to prolong for a short time the misery I was in. A feeling of recklessness ‘ then came qh,' and I i resolved to let; things take their course. Just before the office was about to close, one day, Jackson en ­ tered and told one ofllie, junior clerks ho wished to speak with the senior part ­ ner. Although he remained iu my room during.the time the youth went with ttfe message, he took not the slightest notice of me, but, with perfect command of countenance, looked- about him till his eye fell on me, when he showed no more appearance of recognition thaw if I had been a total stranger. He was soon after, ushered into the senior partner ’ s office, miii . i k, pH i my 1 and, in a state of terror it would be im ­ possible to describe, returned home. The state of my .mind that night would baffle all description. ' I tried to sleopjifi only to close my eyes for a short time to; the danger I was in. AH was useless; ’ II tm f ■ X ,li. ttis 1 mo I li able schemes off the vaguest description by which to save myself. When I think over tlie'm nOw, ftiid eiiii ’ estimate their litter worthlessness and absurdity, I enn easily understand I was iu the condition ilf the drowning man who catches at a straw. y 1 The next morning, entirely forgetting my breakfast, in a fit of recklessness I dressed, and wont to the office. .. . Shortly after my arrival, the.senior partner enter-, ed, and in jmssing througli the office he looked steadily at' nio for aoino moments, and then went on. A few minutes later amessonger came to me and told me the senior partner wished to speak with me. At that moment a powerful ,-1 espectably attired, common-looking man en tered the office, bearing a lotter for tbe firm. Ho jghmeed at me as I went out of tbe room, and l shuddered us Hooked at hinr, for I felt persuaded he was a detective officer. On entering the ‘ senior partner ’ s office, ho raised his eyes from (file desk, and looked steadily at me. .1 was surprised to find there was no sternness nor indig ­ nation in his countenance. 1 , “ J- — lie said, in a kind tone, “ you do not look at all well this morning. Is there anything the mutter with ypu ? ” I caught at the idea, and said Iliad not felt well for the last few days. “ I thought not, ” he said; “ and only sent for you : to saypif it were the case, you had bettor return; home amb-Hilte a day or two ’ s rest. You will then be bet; ter, aiid.wo can do Very well without yoii for that time. ” ri ’ A reception so different from what I had expepted, made such an impression on me that the tears came into my oyos, and I felt half inclined to ‘ confess tho whole truth. The senior partner, how ­ ever, putting out his hand, and shaking mine warmly, said, j “ Now go home, and keep up your spirits, and you will.do very well. ” At .that moment one. of the clerks en ­ tered the room, and I left it and proceed ­ ed homewards, the man whom I had imagined to be a detective being no longer there. I ’ or what purpose Jack- son visited the office the evening before I know not. Certainly it was not .con- neoted with my business. • It will be too painful for mo to go fur ­ ther into tho matter. I plunged deeper and deeper into crime. ’ I .uttomjptod to conjure up a reckless frame of mind, and in the doytime to iv considerable extent Succeeded. But then the nights — how can I describe their misery? I could not sleep without opium, and the more 1 took of the dmg the groaterjtho quantity l Ijl ! H 1 l i H to take each evening as much ns would have killed; any ordinary man. It had also its. effect on my countenance;, which assumed the palid hue of the regular opium eater. At lust the forgery was discovered, Jackson having sold my note; I was arrested, my defalcations came to light, and soon after X found my ­ self here. One word more, in justice to myself, I heard that in the newspaper report of the trial it was stated that when, after my Heiiteniie, ITeft the bar, it was with a jaunty step imd.mdifferput expression of eounteniuide. Never was there a truer remark. If, indeed, any objection can be taken to it, it is that it did not go far enough, bn; the imprisonment to which I was condemned, and the utter ruin of my prospeolj in life, Were but a feather iiiMie balanoo, when compared with the weight of horrible mental torture and h t i i •> 1 • 1 1 < ' months before the termination of my ca- i > . . ‘ /Where is Thornton, jou ask? ” Ho occupies the coll adjoining mine. — iUuBlratm Weekly. ■ - S i: TJie Elder and tiie Children. * ;»em bn\ l;1ci a eeit,.m < trict ol Kentucky, 'in other years, was s New England man, named Hawkins. He was a genial, sbeial, easy going man, waking friends wherever he went, and if ho did not display great erudition in his aermoBhrinf ■ ■( st preaeiied rivit i >5 1 ‘ with imd uidi certain occasion the elder paid his.; first visit to . an outlying settlement of his district, having been notified tbat while there ho would find quarters with Broth ­ er Buford. The . day, was just dosing when ' lie arrived ' at ' the ..dwelling of Brother Buford, and his host, expecting I; 2 i on hand > s i 1 -n i ' 1 come him, which was done right warmly, His horse was given to the care of a ser ­ vant; ondwith his saddle bags upon his arnij; he followed his guide into' the bouse, where he was priSsonted to Mrs. Buford, a pleasant faded, smiling wo- man, in the prime of life, who.welcomed diim m a manner tliat made him feel at home at once. She took his saddle bags, with her husband, sat down for a chat. The day was declining, and the night weeping on, and as the candles had not lighted, the 1 ) , shaded by-the . broad roof of the piazza, 1 grew to: be quite gloomy as tho conversa ­ tion progressed. They had talked of the weather, .of the crops, of the- pro- • » ' t i < le s; i ilie Gospel, when a door was opened, letting in the grateful aroma of broiling ohicken and griddle cakes, and also, giv ­ ing ingress to a bevy of children — six of them. The older, a little heat sigh tod at best, in tiie gathering gloom could only distinguish . that tho children were all young,, part boys, , and pari girls. The foremost was a hoy, who came boldly forward, and .whom the elder caught by bt cm “ Aim, my little one, what is your , . V ’ “ Johnny Buford, sir. ” “ A fine boy, 1 declare ! ” . And he kissed the sturdy shaver upon tholiheek.. H.elknew aneli things were pleasing to parents, and then lie .was fond of chil ­ dren ” ; ' 1 , : , : ,; ... The iiext was a girl. ‘ “ Now, my little lady, what is your name V ” “ I ’ m Sissy Buford, sir. ” “ And I hoiie you try to be.ft good little, girl. ” And lie gave her a hearty smack. ■ And so he wont through with the lot. Ho heard the host mid the hostess titter, and ho fancied that the good woman'held her handkerchief, over her mouth, and that the clirnf, hi which Mr. Biifofd sat shook as though its occupant hud an ague “ A fine lot of children, ” declared the older. “ What treasures they are in a household. Ah 1 how I pity the man and wife who are condemned to live on, yeiir after year, without blessed children. Yoii must be proud of your family, Brother Buford,\ • At this point Mrs. Buford could eon-' tain hersolf no longer. The compressed Imndkerollief was of no avail. She burst into a laugh, long, and hearty, and her husband uproariously followed suit. The elder was astounded; What could it menu ? i . ‘ . I Jiirit (lien two eervimts entered,- one to bring lighted causes, and the other to aimoimco that supper was ready. And then thoi .goad elder saw. There stood the, six ojffliKeli- .boaiitiful ohil, dren! — their ebony faces gleaming in the enniUeliglit like so many aces, - of ■ spades 1 — little, . woolly headed babies, eveiy one I Mr, and Mrs. Buford bad never bud children of tlieir own, and they had. petted these juvenile darkeys until the jetty little rascals had become us irrepressible on the premises as so many favorite eats and dogs. Mrs. Buford laughed again when she saw the elder vigorously wiping his lips; but: over the well filled supper table the tide of feeling was soon turned to forgetfulness of the ludicrous faux pan . ' ’ ' Baying lor his Whistle. Not many years ago, when a lofty building was on tho point of. completion, the mason who was finishing the highest portion was in the habit of whistling to the laborer who attended him whenever lie wanted a fresh supply of lime, and, as the scaffold on which ho wrought was rather small, this occurred very often during a day ’ s work. A joiner who was fitting in a window immediately uiiflei'-' heath; noticing Pat ' answer dutifully to eveiy whistle from the mason, thought of piiwing a trick: on Jiini by imitating the whistle, and thus' brought him Up with a hodful of lime when there was no room for it. The mason told'Pat that ho had not whistled, so ho had .no ether alternative than to trudge back with his load. This having occurred for the third time during one day; Pat thought he would watch to hear whore the whistle come from. Ho had not waited long with tho hod on. his shoulder when he heard the identical .whistle directly un ­ derneath where,lie stood, and, leaning over, he saw the head off tho joiner pro- triniing out of tho window immediately below. Pat, without more ado, emptied tho hod right over the whistler ’ s head. Tho joiner yelled and spluttered while attempting to clear himself ffrom the ad­ hesive mass, and, in the midst of iliis confusion, heavd Paddy above shouting at the top of his voice : '* Whistle when you want more mortar ! ” I, ■ , THE EhECTOBAI, VOTE. \i 1 .. 'ric- .{aim. iijonvitellpn, . After the debate in tlio Jliaiec upon the Elec-, teral comhiiilBionerB ’ decision In tho I.ouitiiaiia case,-and the rejection in that body of tho de ­ cision.by a vote of 172 to !)!>, Uie two houses aaROmbled.in joint convention, aiid'tiie.clcctoral voles of Iionimana wero corinted fpr'-Hayes. Tlicri) was no manifestation of any kind at . the announcement, and the opening and comity ing of tho certificates proceeded iu alphabetical order, tlio Btate of Maine giving seven votes for Hayes and Wheeler. Maryland eight votes for Tilden and 'Hendricks, and Massachusetts thir ­ teen votes for Hayes and. Wheeler. When the certificate from tho State of Michiganwas read giving tlio eleven votes for Hayes and Whoolor, Mr.: Tucker. , (Hern.), of Virginia, rose and presented an objection to tho conntiiig of tho vote of Baiuel L. Cross- nuui, ono of the electors, declaring that oho llentou Hnuchett, having been elected one of Uie olectofa for -thii Btatc'Of Michigan land having hold and still holds the office of United States commissioner,-.had;,absented himself from the mootjng of electors .on tlio sixth of December, and that hia place had been filled by tho other ohctotB. , t 1 ya - The houses separated ahd'debiitod . tiie ob ­ jection, but both of them soon agreed to ac ­ cept tlfe elector in quostion and the Joint con ­ vention again assembled. .i. :' 11 . ; ' Thou followed the State of Minnesota, u-ith five votes for Hayes.and Whoolpr ; .Missisaippi, with eight votes for Tilden and Hendricks; Missiouri, with, fifteen votes for Tilden and Hendricks : Nebraska,* with, three votes for Hayoi and. Wheeler, and' NoViidh,: with throb votl-s for Hayes and Wheeler. Mr. Springer (Dcm.), of Illinois; objected to the count of one of tiie ilirco votes of Nevada, on the ground tbiit the elector II, M. Daggett, wflsiat tljo tiino'of his anpblntpient, and for a. long tiindiirevioiirfly, and thereafter continued to bo, n 'United States oommissimior for the oirciiit and district inmrts of tho United States in - the district of Nevada. Tho obiecUon is signed by| Messrs. Springer, iTuclior, Vance, of Ohio;Sparks;VSavnge, Karsh' and Jonhs, repre ­ sentatives : and by Senators .Barnilui, Wallace and'Hereford. '. : - 1 Onco again tiie IiouseH Hejiavateri, and'the Senate votod to Accopt tlio Nevada oleotor, but tho Honsey without aiscussing the case, took a- recess until tiie next day. When tiie joint convention reassembled, the decision of the tribunalgiving the vote of Ore ­ gon' to : Hayos and Wheeler wiis announced. Tho presiding .oiheer asked whether there wore objections to tin* decision. . ■ , ■: Senator KoilyXDbm.); of 'Oregon, objected to thq: decision, giving -.his i;oasous. The .two houses then separated. * '' ■;; i : ; , .:.': : . - 11 : Tho action nf cucli J iouhc on tlio objection .to tiie decision in the cAso of • Oregon having been read, the preiikling officer aanouneert tho two iionses again niot in joint convention. The certificatefrom tiio State of Penrisyl- vania, giving twenty-eight votes for Hayes and Wheolor,.having boon road, and tlio presiding officer having' asked whether them was. any. Objection to tho vote, . Mr. .Btongcr (Dam.), of PomiBylvanfn. rose .ami . objected . to tlio counting of tho'vote of Henry Al-Boggs, of Pehusyivftnia on tho ground that the (doctors had no right to appoint him in place of Daniel .1. Morrell, wiio was rendered ineligible be ­ cause an officeholder. Attached to,tho objections arc a copy of the Prosidont ’ s commission to Mr. Morrell, certified by tho secretary Of State, aiid tlio testimony taken with reference, to this caso before the committee on tlio powers, privileges and duties' of tiie House. When tlio reading was fiuishea (there being no further objections to tlio veto of Pennsyl ­ vania) tlio Senate rotirod. . 1 Tbe joint, convention having reassembled, ' Senator Allison, ono of the -tellers, aimounccd that tho State of Pennsylvania, had given twou- ty-nino votes for Hayes And Wheeler.' ; ’ Tlio certificates from Ithodo Island was then road, showing four votes for Hayes and Wheeler. Objection was made to the vote of Elector .Slater, it being sot forth in tlio second section of such objection, ns follows : Tliat George A. Oorlisfl, according to the decision of tiie Elec ­ toral commission, if said decision by lawren- ' dbred. in the.count of tiie vote of J. W. Watts, as elector of the State of Oregon, was duly ap ­ pointed oleotor by cho State of . Rhode Island ; and the substitution for him of said Slater was illegal arid unconstitutional. Tho question having been referred to tho two houses, in soparato session, and decided in favor of glater, tho senators re-enterod the chamber,' and the vote of Rhode Island was, -after tlio observance of tiie ufmalformality, an ­ nounced ns four for Hayes and Wheeler. The next certificate opened was tliat from fioutli Carolina . authenticated by.. Governor Chamberlain,'showing seven votes for Hayes and Wheeler. It was followed by another cer ­ tificate showing sovon votes for Tilden 'and Hendricks, with f. statement by the electors explaining,flte absence of the govorpor ’ s au ­ thentication. ■ ; v- T ’ bo objootion to tiie Republican cortitionte was presented.by llopreseiilativo Ooclirano;of Pennsylvania ; mid the objection to tho Demo ­ cratic bno was presented by Senator Patterson, of Houtli Carolina. ■ ' , Tho South Carolina'oleotiou: qu'estibn.being before tlio eomriiissipn; tlio rortiilcates mimber- cd one and two were discussed at considerable length. , - ; Mr. Frelinglmysou offered tiio following : Jtesohied, That Theodore 11. Parker, fi. Mc ­ Gowan,diolm W. Harrington, John Isaac In ­ graham, William Wallace,, John B. Erwin and Robert Aldrich, tho persons named as olecters in certificate number two; woro not tho lawful electors for tlio Btate of South Carolina, and that their votes arc nottlio votes provided for by tho Constitution of tho United States, and should not bo counted..: ‘ This was adopted imanlmimsi.v. Mr. Morton offered the following i Unsolved, Tliat C. C. Brown, J. Winsmitb, Thomas B. Johnston, Timothy Hurley, W. B. Nash, Wilson Cook and W. E..Myors, the per ­ sons mimed as olcotors in certificate munlH'r one wore lawful electors for the Btate of South Carolina, rind'that (tlieir votes aro tho votes provided for by the Constitution of the United Ktotes, and Bhould ho coiiritod for President and Vice-Priisiilont of tho UnitodStatcH. This was adopted — yeas, B i nays, 7. . The South Carolina oiei-tors -.l ero counted for Ifayes — tlio fldnso voting against them. Tlio cbnvoiition roaSsomblcd. - Tennessee and Texas, were next counted for Tilden and Hendricks. Vermont was then reached, and became the subject of a struggle in the joint convention. Not only was one, of, the iVorinont electors ob ­ jected' to, but Mri Sprliiger 'insisted that there were two .certificates! f rom that Btftte, and that tho case mnst go before the Electoral commis ­ sion. Tho president of the Seriate refused to entertain this proposition, and tho two houses Bgoin separated. : : The two houses mot again at eleven o ’ clock Thursday night, The action of each house on the objections having been read, the presiding nftieiT announced that tlio two houses not con ­ curring otherwise, tho five electoral votes of Vermont would bo counted, for: Hayes and Wkeoior. , ; :'' Tho certificate of Virginia was, rogd, and tho eleven votes.oftlml Btate jverepomitedfor,Til- surgeon and examining surgeon for tho pension office prior to and on Novembei;.'?, 1876, tho dav of the Presidoiitial elceiion, riiia on Decom- bor 0, 1876, on which day bo assumed to cast his,vote as an elector. ' The two houses separated arid at 4:08 A. M, Friday morning, reasaembled, and'all the mem ­ bers being seated, tho action, of the respective houses-on the Wiscorisin question was read, and the ten votes of Wisconsin were aunonncod for Hayos and Wheeler. - The presiding officer said this conoluded tho count of tho thirty-eight : States of the Union. The teliors will now ascertain mid deliver the result of the votes to the presiding officer. ; At ’ 1:10 *. si. thii president of tho fi.cnnte an ­ nounced that Rutherford B. Hayes had received . 185 votes for Prouidont arid Williarii A. Whoolor 185 votes: for Vice-President, and that they wore therefore respectively elected. One solitary hiss was heard. With this ex ­ ception the announcement was made jn tlio midst of tho most profenmi silence. Tlio Sen ­ ate- then Withdrew, and 1 the House Adjourned for tho .first trine in a month. ITie fiSoctorid TribiMssite 'Tho South Carolina, election question being before*the commission, tho certificates number ­ ed one and two were discussed At considerable length. ; Mr. Froliughuysen offerodlho following : ' lienolml, That Theodoro II. Barker, S. Mc ­ Gowan; John W. Ha ’ rington, John ilsnftc In ­ graham, WilUam Wallace, John ;B. Erwin and . Robert Aldrich, the persons named as electors. in certificate- number two, Were not tlm lawful- eleoiors . for the State of .South Carolina,:and that-tlieir votes are not tlio votes provided for by the Constitution of the United States, arid : should not bo counted. . This was adopted mianinunisly. Mr. Morton offiirod the fiillmvilig i , Resolved, That C, C. Brown. J. Winamitli, Thomas B. Johnston, Timothy Hurley, W. B. Nash, Wilson Cook And W. F. Myers, , tho per ­ sons uamed as electors in certificate nombbr one, wore tho lawful electors for tho State' of South Carolina, and that their votes aro tlio votes provided for by tho Constitution of the United States, and should be counted for President and Vico-Prosidont-of tbo United States, This was adopted — yeas, 8; nays, 7. ' deii arid Hcnilriiiks. The five votes of -West Virginia were counted for Tilden ami Hendricks. 1 The' certificate from Wisconsin havbig boon read, Mr. Lyiido (DeM.), of Wiaconsin, pro- sontod objections toY'cOnnting the vote . of Daniel W./Downs, one of ; tho electors for . tho State, he!-having lioia tlio office of pension A Faitlifiil Bog. A Newcastle (Eng.) paper says: Tho roailffrom Oornsay to Tow Law jinBses over Hoclloy : Hope Fell. Oil the right of the road tho liimiiiliiry wall, known nn Hedley ' Hope Edge, extends the whole i list unco, and on tlio . lefff . is the imin- olqsed common. One Sunday morning at about nino o'clock two young men were waiktug on tho road when their at ­ tention was attraritoil by tiia ’ barking of a dog. Prompted by ouriosity they de ­ termined to ascertain the. emise, and on reaching the brow of a steep valley which, at the distunce of about one hun ­ dred yards, runs parallel, with the road, they discovered in a marshy hollow u curt overturned, a pony in the hrirrieiis, and undorneuth the upset cart wns what appeared to bo the dead body of a man. The dog, ono of tho bull und terrier spe- .. cies, was lying, on his breast. Tiie,young men attempted to approueh ltlua,cnrt, -but the too. faithful dog would not allow them to come near to extricate his mas ­ ter. . To Hedley Hill Cottages, about half a mile off, they went f«r assistance, and numbers were Sioii on the M>ot, when every nieaus was used to iuiluee ‘ the dog to desert his charge, but without effect. In tlio meantime the unfortunate man was recognized to he William Nut- well,' of Tow Law, wlio had vieitod Gom- say for the purpose of selling fruit and confectionery. A messenger wns then dispatched to Tow Law, and in a short time friends arrived to give tlipir assist ­ ance. To remove the. dog they tried every allurement; but hi vain, and bis angry eye and snaiiing mouth betokened danger to any who might interfere with his charge. Atleiigtll u hnigwope with a noose wiis thrown over his head, aiid lie was drugged from off the body. That accomplished, the curt wns lifted, .when it was found that the mail still breathed; hut ufter a few conynlsivn movements of the eyes .and arms life became extinct: Tlio track of the cart bus been trneed, and from its devious course there cun bo no doubt that-' Nutwell liiid niisscd bis way, and after wandering on tluu toll amidst the darkness that . prevailed** hud beenwith his horse and cart upset. Not a Politician. Whim tho occupant of a business place in Detroit was asked on the twenty-sec ­ ond of February why he didn ’ t hang out a flag in xff ’ ffinory of Washington, he re ­ plied: “ What do I know abouFGedrgo Washington?\ “ Why, you have read of him, haven ’ t you?\ “ I suppose I have, but you don ’ t suppose : I swallow all I read, do you 7 ” “ Hut everybody knows that Wasliiugtbh was a great and good mnn,\ protested the; first. “ X don't' know about tlmt. I ’ ve heard s ^ good deal against him sinoeY came to ’ Detroit, and I'm not going to run tlm risk of offending some of my heat, cus ­ tomers by waving any fiugs around. I ’ m just starting iri horn, and I. don ’ t waiiftu make any bud .moves. ” “ But, sir, lint ” .' “ I ’ hms'iT go on; ” intorrupwd , tlm business man. “ If people lieur , you jawing ftromul my place .tlioy ’ il think j Tn a politician, mid keep clear of mo..' I ’ m neutral ip politics, and you can ’ t force me into tiio WuHhingtira ring — no, Join the Ironclads. A gentleman of Eastport, Me,, on liiti way home the other eyoning, wasstarile l by an outcry, apparetiffy from some one being assaulted. The words “ Let mo alone; you cannot have my money; take that ! ” were heard. ' Following up tho cry, the gentleman; with several others Who hail joined him, descried, through the gloom, a man running. Overtaking him, they found a person considerably in liquor, who stated that ft man had tried to rob him. Going, back to tiie. place of iissimlt, they discovered that the innocent cause of tho drunken nian ’ t: fear find despemto efforts of iresistunen was a post, which he rim against in the dark and imagined that he had been struck, Moral — Join the ironchuls,

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