Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, March 12, 1869, Image 2

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Liir We are authorized to announce GEO.
W. COMPTON, of Crernarvon township, as
a candidate for REGISTER, subject to the
rules of the Republican party.
"Occasional," the Washington corres
pondent of the Press, in glancing through
the political horoscope, says, " These are
the indications of the Present. They
presage a future of unimaginable bless
ings—a Future which dated its best
beginning from the inauguration of Grant
and Colfax."
The Copperheads don't like the style of
Grant's Inaugural—they don't like his
Cabinet, and they don't like Grant. Well,
they never did like the way he whipped
rebels, and, of course, they don't like the
way he skins Copperheads. They will
have less cause still to like him before he
is done with them.
One of the first acts of President Grant,
was the restoration of Gen. Sheridan to the
command of the department of Louisiana,
from which he was removed by Andrew
Johnson, because he would hold a tight
reign over the rebels in his command. His
return to Louisiana will thrill the whole
South, and will do more to give peace to
the valley of the Mississippi, and indeed
throughout the whole South, than any
♦vent since Seymour's defeat. People
down there know well that the gallant
Phil Sheridan is in "dead earnest.''
Parties writing to Congressmen bught
not to expect replies; their rooms are con
stantly filled with callers, and the mails
are blirdeued with letters to them. Nearly
all the correspondents are asking for in
formation about offices, and until the
Cabinet is complete, none of them can be
answered. Our representative, Hon. 0.
J. Dickey, is utterly unable to attend to
his large correspondence, and his consti
tuents will understand wky they do not
receive answers to their letters is
promptly as they may desire.
Henry Clay Dean, in a letter to Stilson
Hutchins, says:
"Democratic societies are organized in sev
eral of the Eastern States, and also in the
Middle and Western States. I understand
that the members of these societies pledge
themselves to vote for no man, for any office
whatever, who is not in favor of the entire
abolition of the present Revenue system, and
who is not also in favor of repudiating the
entire War Debt of the United States, except
the pensions and bounties due the soldiers of
the United States, and the support of the dis
abled Confederate soldiers who served in the
yanks of that army."
There is Democracy for you, pure and
simple, How do you like it?
,Y ka / t 1j :y
Secretary of State—Mann B. WASH
BURNS, of Illinois.
Secretary of Nary—ADOLPH E. BOWIE,
of Pennsylvania.
Secretary of Treasury—A. T. STEWART,
•i New York.
Secrektry of interior—J. D. Cox, of Ohio.
Postmaster General—J. A. J. Camas-
L, of Maryland.
Attorney Generat—Gxo. E. flown, of
No nomination made for Secretary of
War, Gen. Schofield holding over.
—Since the appointment of Mr. Stewart,
an old law was found on the statute book
declaring persons engaged or interested
in foreign importation ineligible for such
an appointment, and after thorough con
sideration es to the propriety of a joint
resolution exempting Mr. Stewart from
the operations of said law, and to relieve
the President and e Congreea from all em
barrassment, he promptly tendered his
resignation, which was accepted. Hi s
successor has not yet been named.
FOUR of the Cabinet members are older
than Grant, who is but 47. Mr. Wash
borne is 55, Mr. Bone 60, .Mr. Stewart
65, Mr. Roar, 52, Mr. Creswell 42, Mr.
Cox 42, and General Schofield 26.
An election was held at MclidUrinsiries,
Tennessee, on Monday last, for Corpora
tion officers, and the Republican ticket was
elected by a large majority. J. W. Mitch
ell, was elected Mayor.
Desmoines, lowa, on Monday elected a
Republican Mayor over the present l)emo
cratic lifiumbent by MO.
At au election for Municipal Officers in
Auburh, Maine, on Tuesday last, the
Republicans carried every ward but one.
The State election in New Hampshire,
on Tuesday last, resulted in the success of
the Republicans, as follows:
large majority
$ 1.50
The good cause "marches on"
does John Brown's soul!
$ 6.50
. 12.411)
. 16.50
There is but one objection made by even
enemies or evil-wishers to the Cabinet of
constitutional advisers chosen by the Pre
sident—that it is a body of comparatively
untried men for their present duties. Let
us remember, in answer to this, that it was
untried men who fought out the war, and
that it was General Grant who selected
them. More than this, it was untried
men from the people who led in the civil
struggles. The trained old statesmen
with the prestige and weight of years upon
them—the skillful scientific soldiers whom
West Point delighted to honor—all• went
down, with here and there an exception,
as iu the case of our own lamented STE
vErts, and the Lincolns and Stanton., and
Grants and Sheridans and Shermans arose.
We stand on the threshold of a new po
litical dispensation, and begin the admin
istration of a new national policy—the
management of the Government of the
people by the people—and it is meet, and
fit, and right that we start with new
There is uo reason to doubt that before
the close of another week, Pennsylvania
will have ratified the Constitutional
Amendment granting the right of suffrage
to every male citizen of the United States,
without regard tv race or color. A unan
imous Republican vote, in our Senate and
House of Representatives, will indeed be a
glorious record for the great party of
civilization and progress, and remove the
last shadow of doubt as to the speedy
adoption of the Amendment, by the re
quired number of the States of the Union.
The unqualified endorsement of this meas
ure by President Grant, in his brief, but
very significant and pointed inaugural
address, means that this most wise and
just Republican measure will be, and must
be adopted, with as little delay as possi
ble. Until this is done, there can be no
final settlement for the great question at
issue during the late war. It is too late
for any one to talk about defeating this
glorious and final measure of reconstruc
tion. That twenty-six States arc about to
record their solemn judgment in favor of
it, may now be regarded as a certainty.
That the new administration, in entire
harmony with the overwhelming Repub
lican majority in both Houses of Congress,
will require the States of Virginia, Missis
sippiaud Texas, also to ratify the Amend
ment, as a condition precedent to their
admission and restoration to the Union,
and thus secure one State more than the
required number, may be regarded as a
fixed fact. Therefore let the Republican
Senators and Representatives of Pennsyl
vania, act promptly and boldly in this
matter. Let every Republican vote be
recorded in the affirmatill, and let the
conservative-copperhead-democracy make
the most they can out of it.
—Since the above was written, the Sen
ate (on Wednesday evening) passed the
joint resolution on second reading, by a
strict party vote—every Republican man
fully recording his vote for, and every
Democrat against the amendment.
Tali election of Messrs. Blaine and Mc-
Pherson, to the Speakership and Clerkship
of the House, is an emphatie testimony to
the value of journalism as a training
school for public duties in this country.
No profession now so surely develops ad
ministrative ability, and insures so thor
ough an acquaintance with the wants,
wishes, and temper of the people, or cul
tivates with such precision the talent of
handling the masses of voters and controll
ing the stormy currents of public feeling.
The life of Schuyler Colfax teaches the
same lesson. It is more than significant
that the two men next in the line of suc
cession for the highest honor in the gift of
the nation should both have reached it by
the same road.
li'lndications are that (apt. Michael
Walters, of Reading, will be appointed
Assessor of Revenue for the county of
Barks. The Republican people of the
county are unquestionably for him, and if
their will is respected, as we doubt not it
will be, be will be mimes/Ifni. He is not only
peculiarly well qualified for the position,
but also one of the brave* who loft a lag
on the battle Geld.
on retiring from the oft. 44 President,
which he has disgraCed for nearly fissw
years, Mr. A. Johnson issued* fereikell
address, which, condensed, Is as fii)bows•
The robe of office by eon tior
limitation, this day falls front in shou
I have no ambition to gratify or pa
ends to subserve. I only desire to see I
constitution recognized and obeyed.
I have been most ferociously assailed
cause I have adhered to my policy, wh
was obnoxious to politicians.
This might have been expected, duri
a period of turmoil and difflculty upon I
closing scenes of the rebellion.
Had I violated the constitution, I sup
pose I would have been all right with these
politicians. But, I didn't, as I was sworn
to defend the constitution.
A mysterious Providence made me
President, agrmably to the provisions of
the constitution. Thus I became com
mander-in-chief of over a million soldiers.
Instead of using my power for a bad pur
pose, as I might have done, I disbanded
the army.
I might have inaugurated war against
France, and distinguished myself, but I
was too modest to do it, and I didn't.
I wouldn't do anything merely for the
purpose of securing popularity, and the
Presidency for another term, as I might
have done.
and so
I declined to use power that wasn't
I didn't do anything detrimental of the
people's rights under the constitution.
I have faithfully executed the office of
President, so as to preserve, protect and
defend the constitution.
My policy was intended to conciliate the
people, but they wouldn't adopt it, and
nobody was conciliated.
The bitter war was waged on the part
of the Government to vindicate the consti
tution, and I endeavored to bring about a
speedy peace.
The war was a stupendous mistake,
which was acknowledged at its close by an
amendment to the oonstitution.
Let us cling closer to the constitution
as our only safeguard.
History teaches us that we have every
thing to fear front a departure from the
letter and spirit of the constitution. That's
what used up the Romans.
It has been clearly demonstrated by re
cent occurrences that encroachments upon
the constitution cannot be prevented by
the President alone, and unless the peo
ple interpose there is no power under the
constitution to prevent a constitutional
majority of two-thirds of the Congress to
carry out their purposes, whether it be
constitutional or unconstitutional.
An appeal to the nation is attended with
too much delay to meet an emergency, and
there is danger that this Congressional
power will disregard the constitution.
The veto power which the President en
joys uuder the constitution has repeatedly
been rendered nugatory by a partizan
majority of two-thirds of each branch of
The constitution contemplates that when
a bill is vetoed, it will be reconsidered by
Congress. But whenever I vetoed hills,
Congress defiantly passed them over the
veto without reconsideration. Much as I
venerate the constitution, it must be ad
mitted that such a condition of affairs has
developed a constitutional .defect. The
veto power is generally exercised upon
constitutional grounds and therefore, the
question should be referred to Che Supreme
Court for its decision, and should become
law only if declared constitutional. I
would not change the law, however, in re
gard to questions not Of a constitutional
character; without such a constitutional
amendment referring constitutional ques
tions to the Supreme Court, the constitu
tion may be entirely subverted and over,
thrown by the constitutional majority of
Let us turn for a moment to the history
of the majority in Congress which has
acted in such utter disregard of the con
stitution. They have boldly broken their
oaths of obedience to the constitution.
When the rebellion was suppressed, the
famished people who came out of the war
socond hest, gave up the contest.
gangress has wrested from the Presi
dent (me) his constitutional power of
supreme command of the army and navy,
and they have attemptedto place me under
the power of a bold, de fi ant and treacher
ous cabinet o ffi cer (Stanton.) They have
robbed me of the power to pardon thous
ands of persons under the revisions of
the constitution. They even tried to get me
out of of by impeachment. They have
also oppressed the people of the South by
military power.
The people of ten States have been sub
sugated by enactments notoriously uncon
They have refused to pass laws for peo
ple unless they would yield the right of
representation a right inestimable to
them and formidable to tyrants only.
They have subjicted us to a jurisdiction
foreign to the constitution. The catalogue
of their crimes, long as it is, is not yet
The constitution vests the judicial
power in one Supreme Court, whose juris
diction " shall extend to all eases arising
under this constitution." 4 1 / 4 -eitisen has
been denied the constitutional rights of
liberty of conscience, and the protection
of civil and constitutional government.
It will-also he mearded as owe of the
marvels of the times, that ths party en
deavored to impeach me simply because I
have stood by and defended the 410111Stite
For propriety isake I pardoned Jeff.
Davie, in order to prevent more thiluresto
bring him to trial.
Congress seemed determined to make a
defense of the constitution a crime.
The war destroyed slavery. But, it
should be borne in mind that it neither
impaired nor destroyed the constitution.
All rights granted to the States, or re
served to the people, remain intact. There
fore, the proposed amendment to the con
stitution is clearly unconstitutional.
Should this Measure piss,• MI twill, con
flict directly with the original design of
the constitution.
This proves the necessity of strict ad
herence to the constitution.
We need to encourage in every legitimate
way a studyof the constitution, for which
the war was waged.
The gerienttion just beginning to use the
ballot-box, should bare glair attention►
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called to these etessitferatidl W t,' g
against viola ~i of the ' conslit . .
With a sense , ,4i
,ecelintability to . ..L.
have dischar: fay ditty, and hate no
fug to regret. The wees which lieve :-
limed the rejection of constitutimial . .
are deplorable.
It is a matter of pride and gratftleat4an,
ki have never desired gain,
lave defrauded nobody. I
n bribed. No responsibil
bloodshed rests upon me.
have been those of peace.
a the first principles of the
od, unfurling the banner of
nscribe upon it in unellit-
IS, " the Constitution and
and inseperable.”
AN,nagw doluctuti,
March 4,1 K W.
H Msrch 9, leiB9
Dear Father Abraham: The Legislature re
assembled last evening, and the members have
resumed their legislative duties. Bills on the
Private Calendar were the order In both
Houses to-day, about four hundred of which
were acted on, and upwards of two hundred
passed finally.
In the House, Mr. Wilson, of Allegheny
county, presented the following petition from
the Itepresen:atives in Congress from Penn
sylvania :
Whereas, The National Lincoln Monument
Association of Washington, D. C., have re
solved to place in said monument a colloseal
bronze statute of the late Thaddeus Stevens,
one of Pennsylvanian's most distinguished
citizens. Therefore,
The undersigned respectfully, but earnestly
petition the honorable, the legislature of our
State,to appropriate tg said monument a sum
sufficient to defray the cost of said statue.
J. K. Moorhead, Wm. Koontz,
J. M. Broomall, H. L. Cake,
Chas. O'Neil, Leonard Myers,
G. F. Miller, 0. J. Dickey,
Thos. Williams, S. Newton Pettis,
John Covode, C. N. Taylor
Deng J. Morrell, Wm. D. Kelley,
8. W. Wilson,
Representatives in the Congress of the United
States, from Pennsylvania.
No action was had on the preposition, but,
of course, it Is expected your House delega
tion will endeavor to meet the object designed
by urging appropriate legislation.
Governor Geary, last evening, transmitted
to the Legislature an attested copy of the re
solution proposing an amendment to the Con
stitution legalizing negro suffrage. At a joint
Republican caucus held this evening, it was
decided to hold a special session to-morrow for
its consideration, and press it to a vote at once.
ft will certainly pass.
The following important bill has been in
troduced "That no crime, hereafter com
mitted, shall be punished with deilth in the
State of Yennsylvatta ; • that every person,
convicted of the crime of murder in the first
degree, emanated after the passage of this
act, his alders, abettors, and counsellors shall
be sentenced to undergo an imprisonment, by
separate or solitary confinement, at labor, for
and during the period of his natural life."
Referred to the proper committee.
But little of local interest has transpired
this week up to present wilting. The act re
quiring county Commissioners to give bonds
withilureaes, for the:faithful performance of
their duties, has been made to apply only to
Lancaster county, and came up for action on
to-day's Senate Calendar. Senator Fisher
objected to its passage, so it goes over for one
week. The act relative to the president,'
managers and company of the Lancaster,
Elizabethtown and Middletown turnpike
road company passed the Senate.
Mr. Sunimy introduced hi/the Houses sup.
plement to the act incorporating the borough
of Marietta, authorizing the vacation of parts
of a certain street for school purposes. Passed.
An act relating to the storage of gunpowder
within certain limits in the county of /AVOW
ter, also passed the House. An act to author
ize the Governor to appoint an inspector of
kerosene and burniug oils in and for the county
of Lancaster, has passed both Senate and
Senator Fibber has introduced the follow
ing : A supplement to the act for the relief of
wives deserted by their husbands, in tie
county of Lancaster, and other counties.
Also, a supplement to the act to permit dis
abled sadism tojpeddle procuring licenses.
without charge. •
Copt, Johns P. WM has been appointed an
additional Notary Public for Lancaster city.
Hoar. Cant Sentraz the new Senator
from Missouri, was serenaded on Monday ,
night last, at Washington, hy his German
friends, to Which harespotided as follows:
My German Mends : I thank you
br this hearty limeption, fair your Joy In
the election of m,yself and Mr. Finckte
burg, tn . the O ongrees of the Valais!
States. I do not regard this denienitm
tion asspersonal honor tb myself but in
honor Of the cause I represent . Whoever
has read history kiloWs that the Germans,
wherever they have dwelt, by their con
duct, intelligence, and patriotism, have
won the admiration of the community,
and so it Is in this great and tree country
of America, now thegreatest nation of the
The revolt of our election Is not alone
due to the exertions of Mr. Finckleburg
and niyeelf, but to the print fur which
w finest.. ter .d to the
sountry - bis strengthWboe* whoever carried a
musket during the late rebellion, whoever
paid his moneyhto the Treasury for the
support of the cause, has gained a
victory in the result. Even our country
men in thruway, who so willingly and
chantilly boutributed their means, have
gained a victory, and ne doubt look Upon
the result with joy , Fillowountrymen,
we roust show ourselves to the American
people in our best character, and by so
doing persuade the to emulate us; and
we roust adopt the great and sterling
qualities of the Americans.
THE Erie Dispatch of March Ist, says:
"Snow has WI every evenineiseveral
consecutive days—tin sleig • here.
about( kvaidenolid. t , Again: " snow
woe Oillst 4h vs het sobrinckes.deep, on ,
the level, between Jackson Summit and
WeAsshW, on Saturday."
Omaha PA* *DPWai lke
:The met of=Gi rant draftielly
slamounoedi by teleitillimainr lad
XL' tr
Mr. irdikbunke, Who suedeeds Mr.-60w
sr& as Secretary of State, has' been it 'o
gress for eighteen years. He his reprdidlited
Le Galena District. and ins an
early and warm friend of his distingitisbed
constituent. He has been noted in Dm
Hones for his zeal to promote economy In
the public service, holding of late years a
leading position upon the Committee of Ap
propriations, of which he has been chairman
since the death of Thaddeus Stevens. Mr.
Washburne has been, from his unvarying
opposition to all schemes of extravagance
and waste, denominated the " Watch dog of
the Treasury." He will use his bestinfluenoe
to make the administration economical in all
its branches.
Mr. Stewart. Secretary of the Treasury, is
,one of the most extensive merchants of New
York. Forty-two years of business experi
ence in the United States, during which Mr.
Stewart has, by tact, industry and good judg
ment, increased his means from the small be
ginnings of an emigrant to the possession of
an enormous fortune, proves that he is a man
of more than ordinary shrewdness and ca
pacity. His knowledge of finance, and the
movements and interests of trade, can scarce
ly be excelled by any one. He is no theorist
—his education and experience have made
him eminently practical.
Mr. Boric, Secretary of the Navy, was
born in Philadelphia in 1809. He received
a liberal education, and graduated at the
University of Pennsylvania. He afterwards
embarked in business, and is still a member
of the firm oT importers McKean, Boric &
Co. Mrs Boric was a strong Union man
throughout the war of the rebellion, and
he gave liberally of his means to support
the cause of hie country. He was one of
the founders of the Union League, and is at
present a Vice President and one of the most
active members of that patriotic institution.
He has never been prominent in politics, and
and never held office, but has been ono of
the most useful of that class of citizens who
sustain the country in her hours of need, and
whose intelligence and integrity are guaran.
tees of the continuance of republican insti
tutions. The nomination of Mr. Boric will
give general satisfaction in his native city
and State.
General Cox, Secretary of the Interior,
was the late Governor of the State of Ohio.
He entered the army at she begintling of the
war, and by bravery and skill as a soldier,
mounted from rank to rank until he attained
the double stars of a Major-General. He is
a man of high character and fine attainments,
and will discharge his duties with fidelity to
the people.
Mr. Cresswell, of Maryland, Postmaster
General, was, during his term in the. United
States Senate, an uncompromising friend of
the Union. He was a member of the Con
vention of Southern loyalists, held in Phila
delphia, and author of the address adopted
by that body, which, as a masterly effort,
and in gracefulness of style, strength of
logic, and glowing patriotism, has rarely
been excelled by any composition ever ad
dressed to the people of the United States.
Senator Cresswell was elected to the United
States Senate before the treachery of Gov
ernor Swann serried the hitherto loyal State
of Maryland over to the domination of the
traitors, who hai returned from tits Rebel
army. The disloyal
_party in ]Maryland
could net suffer a true friend of his country
to remain fp so important a station as the
United States Senate, and Philip P. Thonfas
was elected to succeed Mr. Cromwell. The
notorious disloyalty of the latter prevented
his admission, and Mr. Vickers was mama
quently chosen to fill the position. Mr.
Cresswell has been a constant and nnweary
lag friend of the Southern loyalists, and he
understands the waits of that section of .thAl
country peculbsrly
The new Attorney General, Judge Hoar,
is the eon of biartuel Hoar, who, years 'ago,
was Commissioner sent from Massadhreetts
to South Carolina, and was imprisoned itt the
latter State; a matter which at the time cre
ated great excitement. Eben Rickweod
Hoar was born in Concord, Massachusetts,
in 1826. lie graduated at Harvard (Also
in 1846, studied law, and was in due time
adasitted to the bar, st Worcester in that
State. Pie was one year a member of the
General Court, or Legislature of Massachu
setts, and was elected to Congress for the
first time last year, sad took his seat March
4, to bold it for a few hours.
Gnw. BCROFIIeth yet remains In the Cabi
net sa Secretary of War. His bravery dur
ing the war, sod his competency in the Sec.
rAaryship, aro well known.
T:1 i;.:1:11:CtS ii•A;cA.VAN,
The. State Guard says that Mr. Joseph
L. Buffington and wife, residing on Third
street — MOW Chestnut, hive lost three
children within one week, through
scarlet fever, and a fourth child, at last
accounts, was on the brink of death. The
&lit, Lilly, died on her birthday, Thurs
day the 18th, aged ten years, and was
buried on Saturday. The second, ida, died
on Tuesday,aged tux yerua asulfenr months.
Just as the funeral cortege was about mov
ing to the cemetery, yesterday, the third
victim, George, died, aged eleven years and
six months, and will be - buried to-day.
The fourth victim of this fatal malady was
Dist night lying in a critical condition and
momentarily expect al to follow theothera •
ViraouwaSl illtnottVoll---Bkaskisig
Bow: The tour nagrosseßonnds, Bailey,
"Ms, and Wilson, eenvicted of having de
liberately and brutally murdered the ciptain
and mate of the schooner Brave, in the Ches
apeake lay, with the design of getting pone*.
pion of the venial, were hung on Friday fore
noon in thejatiyin'd at Mucess Anne, Iti t y.
lan& Park_ ptbasereoefersed Bailey lt
Rona* sod Wdlls dieikiststandy; in
*few stem& ; Wilson neck did not break.
Be 4= i s horn i sot the rope
off lAA .ot die
Shroud of RounrZkr then a( hit own rem
and drawing himsat up,
l et 6n the scaffold
again. The ja il or asoen ed, tightened the
noose again, and pushed the wretched man
of a almond time, jerking She rope violently
as he fell. The victim continued to 464
for Ave minutcs, some ottba caosti.jr
" Thetis ritht,pm ithsfit to sullbrj"
emotion 'awl felt jr-ilve Writes. To
wards the last, caw or Me theimmat 'pasta
tors wera.prosant
President Grant has directed the follow
ing military orders : Brevet Major Gen
eral A. Terry assigned to the Department
of the South. Major General Groom G.
Meade is assigned to the Military Divis
ion of the Atlantic, headquarters at Phil
adelphia. Lieut. General P. 11. Sheridan
is assigned to command the Department
of Louisiana. Major Geueritl W. S. Han
cock is assigned to Dacotah. Major Gen
eral E. R. S. Canby is assigned to the
First Military District. Brevet Major
General A. C. Gillem is assigned to his
regiment. Brevet Major General J. J.
Reynolds is assigned to the Fifth Military
District. Brevet Major General W. H.
Emory is assigned to the Department of
The Inauguration Ball proved a failure,
and so many participants lost their over
coats, hats, &c., and so few saw General
Grant, or had any comfort or pleasure at
all, that it is looked back upon with dis
favor, and will probably be the means of
ending the ball ceremonies in future in
There seems to have been a general jail
delivery before Andrew Johnson left
office. Not only were the most of those
implicated in Abraham Lincoln's assassi
nation pardoned, but all the confiscation
cases were dismissed from the docket. It
is to be hoped the new Attorney General
will look into these things.
The House has granted llon. C. N. Tay
lor sixty days to take testimony in his
case of contest for a seat in the House with
Mr. Reading, of the Fifth District. Mr.
Reading opposed any time being granted,
but his own party would not sustain him,
and the House refused the call of yeas and
nays. In the case of lion. Leonard Myers,
a large amount of testimony was presented
to the House by Hon. Chas. O'Neill, and
ordered to be printed. It establishes Mr.
Myers' election by over five hundred ma
jority. He will probably get his seat be
tbre April first. The House sent the Co
vode and Foster ease to the Election Com
mittee, to report immediately who should
have the seat, upon the papers referred to
Congress by Governor Geary, which prove,
by sworn testimony, that Mr. Covode is
elected by at least six hundred majority.
In addition to the Cabinet officers, the
following confirmations have been made
by the Senate:
Commissioner of Internal Revenue—Co
lumbus Delano.
Lieutenant General Sherman, to be Gen
Major General Sheridan, to be Lieuten
ant General.
Brigadier General Schofield, to be Major
General, in place of Sheridan.
General Augur, to be Brigadier Gener
al, in place of Schofield.
It has transpired that Mr. Stewart was
notified of President Grant's intention to
nominate him as Secretary of the Treas
ury upon the 3d of March. Mr. Creswell
did not know of his selection until he heard
it upon the street half-an-hour after it had
gone to the Senate. Mr. Washburn has
for some time been arranging his private
affairs so as to enable him to go abroad,
and will not remain longer in the State
Department than to enable him to get the
bearings of our foreign relations. In the
meantime, Mr. Hunter will perform most
of the labors of the Departlnent.
One of President Grant's first acts was
to issue an order restoring to attive ser
vice Brigadier and Brevet Major-General
Benjamin W. Brice, Paymaster-General,
who was retired recently by President
Johnson), and declaring that he will be
considered as having been untinuously
on duty from February 22, 1809, the date
of such retirement. General Brice, it is
stated, was retired because of his ref using
to accede to a request of President John
son to appoint a person to position who
was indorsed by the President.
No attempt is made by the various Sen
atom and members to conceal the fact
that they are disappointed in the selec
tions of the Cabinet, buten are disposed
to give the appointees a fair trial. Mr.
Creswell is the recipient of the most flat
tering testimonials of approbation of his
selection from all sides.
Before Mr. Johnson left the White
House, he signed, and had Mr. Seward
countersign, the commission of Mr. Marks
as Colleotor of the port of Philadelphia.
This commission is now in the hands of
Mr. Sergeant, specially iu charge of the
Bureau of Customs; who will deliver it to
Mr. Marks as soon as his bonds are filed
and properly approved. It is not in the
power of President Grant to withhold it
if Mr. Marks produces the proper
bonds, and he can now only be removed
by the Senate's confirmation of a succes
sor while the Tenure of Office bill remains
unrepealed or unmodified.
The last military order issued by Gen
eral Grant as General of the Army is
dated March 3, and relates to an econom
disposition of condemned Government
The day before Mr. Johnson went out of
office ' he pardoned the two Depuys, of
New York, convicted et frauds in whisky.
One of the first acts of President Grant
was to telegraph the Marshal lot to de
liver the papers, and they have been
started, kiplc '
It is expmtia 'that Oen. Schofield will
shortly retire from the War nt,
and that his place will be fill by John
A. Rawlins, hitherto Chief of Staff to Gen
eral Grant. No better man can be found
for that office or for any other. Able,
original, true and brave, there are few
Americans of higher moral and intellec
tual worth than he.
One of the most interesting sights in the
Senate Chamber is galbtnt old Pgaos
brownlow, the new Senator from Tennes
see. His attenuated' fiume, punt and
almost ghastly, and his Ilmbs trembling
like an aspen in a stirring breeze. Ho
looks as if he tottered upon' therem! of
the grave. His eyes gleam out with a
brightness almost unnatural, and reveal
the strong and nnconqueruble will that in
habits his feeble body. In this respect he
bears a striking resemblance to the late*
grand' old commoner, Thaddeus Stevens.
The President has directed the with
holding of commission.* fbr the present
from -I.Titted %dee 'Thetrtet Attorney
Q~ sill and Collector Meeks, of Philadel
phia, both confirmed in the expiringhours
of the last Senate,undAt is now asserted
Aug. it is necessary for the. President to
issue a oomeissieo, although it may have
been signed by Andrew Johnson, and that
he has the right to reline to so issue, and
he will aooordingly • nossisate others to