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Mu. J. W. McWmtgams has retired
from the editorial chair of the Washing
ton Reporter and is succeeded by Mr.
JAMES R. KELLY, Who, with Mr. W.D.
Moosz, will continue to publish that very
valuable and well conducted old journal.
Tan Clmax ININIRRECTION is reported
near its end, in the speedy vindication of
the Spanish authority throughout the
Spanish island. The Captain General,
DULCE, has exhibited a prudence, energy
and thorough comprehension of all loeil
questiorts which, have brought about this
result, and have solustified the confi
dence which selected him for that trust.
AN OLD PROJECT, which was supposed,
two or three years ago, to be so effectual
ly 'Coidemned that it would never again
be obtruded upon the public, has just been
revived, and seems to be pushed at Har
risburg. It is a, proposition to make it
obligatory, upon the several Courts of this
county, to designate "one weekly mews
paper in which shall be published"' an
-abstract of all legal notices, and also to
give to the triune journal for publication
all the legal notices now required to be
advertised in this county. It is under
stood that this project• is pushed in the
same interest which originated it befote,
and that its purpose is to secure the mo•
nopoly of all legal advertising of that
character, for ajournal so obscure that the
fact of its present publication in this city
is scarcely known to any citizens outside
of the bar. The intention is to bolster up
the journal in question with a forded con
tribution, in the way of all that advertis-'
ing support, and to compel the public at
large—interested as every one is in some
forni, or at some time, in the proceedings
of the Courtsto become subscribers.
The Courts of the County are already
adequately reported, for the use of the
public, and no change is needed, or de
sired, except for the convenience of a few
score of lawyers, for which it seems, the
public are now expected to pay. We are
not ready to believe that our delegation
in -the Legislature will be found lending
themselves to this little speculation.
We have. been told that the principal
of the public school in one of the old
wards of Pittsburgh has adopted and rig=
idly enforces a rule, that any child who is
three minutes or more behind time in get
ting to school in the morning shall receive'
corporal punishment, no matter whether
the tardiness be the fatat a the child or
the parent. 'Under the operation 0f,..11i1s
rule, jriulldren are afraid to go, unless they
are sure they are early, a thing which
many of them have no means of being as
sured. Had the information come from a
source that could have been questioned
we should •have •hesitated= to belteve it.
The time forthat kind ; of school discipline
is past, and the sooner that rule is re.
minded the better it will be for the school
and for all parties -concerned. The peo
ple of the present day are indined to go
forward, not backward. ,
GARROTTING PUBLIC HIGIHWA'S.
The meeting yesterday, of dtizens in
terested in securing the rights of the peo
\ ple to an unimpeded navigation of the
Ohio River, was moderately well attend
ed, but included many of the solid men
of 'the city. The proceedings , of the
meeting are reported in another column.
The'numbs of W. Allmon ROBERTS,
Esq., (which our limited space excludes
us from reprinting) gave a narrative of the
experience of our delegation, which lately
'Waked Washington to protelt.against the
pending railway-plans f or ohistructing the
channel at different point& Mr. Ron- .
wire also recapitulated the most intereat
ingfects and the leading arguments relied,
upon by ,the opponenti to short bridge
spans,, and dwelt forcibly non the incon
sistent and fmperfect nature of the existing
legislation,for the protectiortof the com
mon rights of the ' people, on that -river
which Congress hawexpressly declared to
be a piddle highway.
The failure of Congress, this far, to
meet, and.satisfy the general desire of the
people of this Valley, for the enactment of
suitable provisions for, their protection,
justifies the fear that the current session
will be allowed to expire, leaving the
question untouched. And as it is possible
that the Spring session of the next Con,
gress may be brief, and entirely engrossed
with other questions of national interest,
some of the bridge-building corporations
rely upon gaining their ende, by the actual
erection of their works before the De
cember session shall begin. It is insisted,
therefore, with entire justice, that the
rights of . the people shall not be out
raged 'by this "snap game." Referring
to the resolutions which show precisely
what is asked, we cannot forbear express
ing our satisfaction that the" case has
been so faithfully and urgently put before
Congress and the country.
The Cincinnati and Cleveland press
spenk highly, as they- have the unques
tioned right to do, of the Erie railway
management. The people, either on the
Lake Shore or in the Valley of the •lower
Ohio, very naturally see their interest in,
securing as broad a competition as possi
ble among 'the trunk•lines connecting
them 'with the sea-coast. . And their judg
mentis clearly sound in holding that, as
a double' connection is better than a sin
gle monopoly, so a treble rivalry still
further diminishes the risk of ultimate
combinations against low fares and
We have no right or wish to criticise
the real 'motives of their application to
the Ohio Legislature to rescind those
wholesome — statutes, which now sand in
the way, of Erie and its temporary allies.
We have no responsibility for the action
of that Legislature, and its members may
sell short or lour in Erie or any other
stocks, at their discretion, before accept
ing' or rejecting the pending application.
They will answer to their constituents,
and not to us of another State, for com
bining with the Wall street "sharps" to
slaughter the stockof those inexperienced
stockholders, who have not yet learned
the inevitable truth that, having coiffided
their means to the integrity and prudence
of their Directors, they are in fact as
lambs before the shearer. The "monop
oly in Ohio," which, a Cincinnati journal
is candidandiclear-sighted enough to con
fess, is now enjoyed by "a Pennsylvania
Company," neither covers the Legisla
ture nor the press of that State. It might
be better for the endangered interests of
honest shareholders, if it did. There will
be no doubt on this point, if that Legisla
ture should be bamboozled into fhe repeal
of laws which are now the real safeguards'
of solid railway property.
Cincinnati is especially moved with
compassion for the Erie party, because
she foresees in its permanent success the
sure guarantee of an immediate develop
ment of those projected Southern railway
connections upon which the Queen City
has set her heart. Perhaps, the redundant
Erie Treasury could be ldepleted in that
direction, and, instead of the Erie secu
ring Cincinnati for its ally in the direc
tion of New York, Cincinnati would
have GOULD, FISK & Co. mustered in for
the Southern roads. The Pennsylvania
"monopoly in Ohio" will interpose no
obstacles to that. •
THE CHILDREN IN BLUE.
Our Commonwealth is justly pre of
the bright record of its efforts and sacri
fices during the rebellion. Its resources
were lavished with - an unstinted and
never failing hand, while the blood of its
citizens baptized innumerable battle-fields
in every part of the insurgent States. We
look back to those brilliant proofs of our
colrage, patriotism and loyal faith with a
pride which is shared alike by every good
,citizen of Pennsylvania, whether he had
given only of his means and his loyal
sympathies to his country, or had himself
worn the blue and followed the old flag.
But the people of the old Keystone
were not weary of well-doing, even
when the victory came. We remember
ed that thousands of our citizens, giving
their lives to their country, - bad left no
other legacy to their children than the
gratitude of the country which their
blood bad saved. We looked about •us
and found thousands of little ones, or
phaned for the Union, left so-destitute
and bare to the mercies of the world that
only the public
,gratitude stood before
these children to shieldtheir bodies from
physical suffering. and to guide them in
the ways which should lead them to be
come good men and women. Our peo
ple saw their duty and did not hesitate to
assume it. Thrs Commonwealth instant
ly pledged its faith for the maintenance
and instruction of these children—aCcePt4
ing, not more as a duty than as a pleas
ure, all the • parental responsibilities,
which it has since continued to recognize.
Our record was brilliant, but tbis tri
umph of peace presents an even brighter
glory. It was not hard to give men and
money, when our blood was up in the
midst of the fight. But we may wellfeel
proud that it did not seem to ns hard to
continue to give, after the war was all
over; that in all the exultations of tri
umph, we were incapable of forgetting
what it had coat, not to ourselves, but to
our kindred, our friends and our -neigh
bors, who had e died that we, the State,
might live. The claims of the dead were
heard and heeded, first and most sacred
of the public obligations, because We
could not shut our ears if we would, and
would not if we could, to the wail of
thousands of orphaned, naked and start.:
ing children of our boys in blue.
Undertaking a noble work, Pennsylva
nia has clung to it with loyal, fidelity.
We are told, in the last Report of Super-
Pn'TSEURGH - GAZETTE: THURSDAYS .-FEBRUARY 11, ~1
ERIE IN OHIO.
intended Ma'Axii.esu, how much she
has accomplished and also that something
yet remains to be done. On the Ist of
June last the schools and homes for Our
soldiers' orphans contained 3,431 children
of the State. During the three years and
a half then closing, a total of 3,960 bad
been admitted, and 498 were discharged,
30 of them by death. The applications
and admissions are yearly diminishing in
number and must soon, for an obvious
reason, cease altogether; while the dis
charges of children withdrawn by friends
or coming to the age fixed by law, be=
come more and more numerous each
year. A few years more mid this army
too, of our children-in-blue, will be mus
tered ont and the Commonwealth may
then boast that no patriotic duty has been
left undone. t
The average cost per pupil, to the .
State, has been $138,18 per annum. The
most jealous scrutiny would fail in dis
covering any extravagance In the expen
ditures which are most carefully made.
As the appropriation of 'last year was
only $400,000, it follows that the number
of pupils was necessarily limited by the
means at command. We are now ad
vised that a large number of applications
are pending and must be denied for
same reason. It is painful to hear this,
and leads us all to hope that the Legisla
ture will not suffer the situation to con
tinue, without the most imperative rea
sons for withholding the aid which is
The Report is very satisfactory in its
statements concerning the physical and
moral conditions of these children. They
are well-housed, well-clad, well-taught
and well-trained to go forth into the•
world, and prove themselves good citi
zens. That accompanying reports from
the Inspectors show that the noble
charity of this Commonwealth Is admiiis
tered with a faithful fitness, and that it is
in fact accomplishing the sanguine hopes
which were felt when the duty was un
dertaken. • It - will be so maintained to
the end, for the Superintendent is quite
right in saying at the close of his report,
what we now quote :
• Surely the Executive arid legislators of
a State so practically grateful to the
memories of_ those who fell in her ser
vice, and so mindful of the claims and
necessities of their bereaved offspring as
to originate, and sustain fqr four years,
so generous a system for their care and
instructlon,:will not fail to continue the
same liberality, now that this system is
producing such'gratifying results, and at
an annually decreasing cost to the State.
A President's Certificate of ElecUon
The following a copy of the notifica
tion which will be issued to General
Grant after the declaration of the vote of
the Electoral College, and which will
serve as the certificate of his election as
President of the United Staies. It is
written on a sheet of parchment nine and
one-half by thirteen inches. In the left
hand corner at the bottom is the seal of
the Senate stamped In the parchment:
_ Be it known,_ that the 'Senate and
House of Representatives of the United
States of America being assembled at the
Capitol, in the Ctty of Washington, on
the second Wednesday, being the •10th
day, of February, in the year of our Lord
eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, the un
derwritten President of the Senate did, in
the presence of the said Senate and House
of Representatives ' open all the certifi
cates and count all the votes of the elec
tors fora President and Vice President,
by which it appears that Ulysses S. Grant
was duly elected President of the United
States for four years, commencing on the
4th day of March, 1869. -
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed the seal of the Sen
ate, this 10th day of Februarys 1869.
President of the Senate
NEWS BY CABLE.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
LONDON, February 10.—Gladstone pro
poses the abolition 'of University tests.
LONDON, February 10.—The Conserva
tives are making preparations to carry
on a vigorous opposition in Parliament.
Lord Cairns will replace Earl Malmea
bury as their leader in the House of
FRANCE. ' ,
PATtis, February 10.—Mr. Walcroski
has left Athens on his return to this city.
He is the bearer of a satisfactory reply
from the Greek Government on all points
to the proposals of the. Paris Conference.
The press of this city deny with much
indignation the truth of the assertion
made by Bismarck's organ, that they
had been bribed by the Prussian Govern
MADRID. February 10.—Only one of
the assassins of the Governor of Burgos
was sentenced to death, subject to the
action of the Cortez. The Constituent
Cortez organize to-morrow.
MADRID. February 10.—Admiral To
pete, Minister of Marine, issued gen
eral orders for the rem r
doling of- the
Spanish navy. '
BERLIN, February 10. The Gazette of
the Bourse, speaking of t e prod es
tablishmerit of American financial
agents at London 'by Secretary
loch at the expiration of his term - of of
fice, hails the advent as' a guarantee
a4ainst repudiation, and, a promise of
development for the commerce of Eu
rope and the '.7nited Stres.
QUEENSTOWN ; February 10. The
steamship City of London from New
York arrived to -day.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LONDON. February 10—Evening.—Con
sols U. 01 %;S. Bonds 77; Erie 24%; Illi
Fita,sxvoni, Feb. \ 10.—Bonfie 80 ,0*
LivEkkooL, February 10.—Cotton fir
mer but not quotably highar; middling
uplands 12 1 4©12%d; Orleans 1234©
12%d; sales of fifteen thousand bales.
California white wheat Its 9d;
tern 9à ild@ihs 10d. Western flour 28s.
Corn Sis 3d for new, and 333 ad for old.
Oats 3s 6d. Barley 55.! Pen 93s 6dig 44 s•
Pork 975. Beef 1008. Lard 775. Cheese
765. • Bacon 595. Petroleum dull. '
LONDON, February..lo.—Tallow closed
at 465. 3d.
(Continued from First Page.)
called on the the tellers to perform their
duties under - the concurrent resolution.
Mr. INGEIt.OLL— I object. -`
The• Presiding Officer—l can't help
that. [Shouts of laughter.]
Mr. INGERSOLL—I object, and now
the Senate'can retire to consider thatob
jection. [Cries of order and great ex
Mr. BENTON (aside)—The Senate is a
very august body• but It can't rule here.
Mr. ELDRIDGE—WouId it be in order
to "Let us 'haye peace?" [Loud laugh
Mr. BUTLER, (who had not taken his
seat)—l again insist upon my appeal
from the decision of the C'hair.
The Presiding Officer—The Chair has
decided that an appeal can't be enter
tained in thisjoint Convention.
Mi. BUTLER—From that decision I
The Presiding Officer—The Chair de
cides that in the same way. [Shouts of
Mr. VAN HORN, Mo., made the point
of order, that after the retiring of the Sen
ate on the objection, of the gentleman
from Masssachnsetts, there bad been no
report made as to action of both Houses,
and they could'nt proceed 'until a full
report was made.
Several members—That is good; that is
The Presiding Officer, (not minding
the point of order)—The votes have all
been counted, and a statement of them
will be made by the tellers under the
Mr. DRIGGS—I move the Convention
Mr. BUTLER—Let us have the House
to ourselves. [Laughter and applatise.r
I respectfully move, sir, that the Senate
have leave to retire. _.[Clapping of hinds
and manifestations of encouragement.]
Senator DOOLITTLE—I rise to a point
of order. Everything except the execu
tion of the joint rule of both Houma is
out of order, and I demand that the or
der of both Houses shall now be executed.
Mr. VAN HORN—I demand a decision
on the point of order which I have made.
Mr. DOCKERY—I desire Ito make an
inquiry, whether it is competent for the
Senate to decide a question of order in
this joint Convention?
The Presiding Officer—That is no ques
Mr. ll.—_ ~,L.,—There must ie
some misunderstanding in reference to
the question. At this time it Is not gen
erally understood by the ineraners of
the House. •
I rise to a point of order. [Loud cries of
from opposite sides of the
House.] My point of order is renewed.
[Shouts of "order."] Mr. President.
[Shouts of "order," "order," from the
The presiding officer daaared everly..
thing was out of order. [Laughter.]
Mr. BROMWELL—Mr. President, I
want to know, and there are half a dozen
here who want to know, wliait authority
you have to deny the right of appri
The Presiding Officer—We are pro
ceeding under the concurrent resolution
of both bodies, which has declared how
this vote shall be proceeded with.
Mr., BRONINVELL— But does the
concurrent resolution prescribe who shall
determine what is in order or what is out
of order? _ _
No response. except a knock from the
gavel, was made to this question. ,
Mr. BANKS. making a IEI attempt to
throw oil on the troubled
. waters ' asked
leave to make a suggestion, which ha
thought would relieve the &nvention
from the'difficulty in which it was placed.
ELDRIDGF objected, saying he
wanted a free fight, and if everybody
was going to pitch in, they should all
have an equal fair chance.
The Presiding Officer—Objection is
made. No debate is in order. The vote
will be counted ad ording to resolution.
Mr. BIi:NTON, (aside, tint daringly.)
—You cant do it.
The P- kdir -Officer—The teilers wit
proceed with the count. 1
Objections were vociferated by mem.
bers of the opposition.
Mr. BANKS again essayed to restore
tranquility, but his words of peace were
not listened to.
Mr. WOOD, (impatiently)Let the
Chair do its duty. demand a count.
Mr. BUTLER—Mr. President; I move
the Convention dissolVe and the Senate
have leave to return. [Excitement.]
Mr. BINGHAM—I call the gentleman
Mr. WOOD—Go on with the count.
Mr. SHELL/ill/LEGER, who was try
inr, to have order restored, went quietly
to the Clerk's desk and suggested the
course that should be pursued.,
In the midst of all this turmoil. Sena
tor Conkling, one of the tellers, rose to
announce the result of the vote. His
first sentence was drowned in shouts of
"no vote," "no vote," from the anti-
Senatorial side of the House.
The disorder was so great that at
length the Speaker, for the first time
taking any active part in the proceedings
of the joint convention, rose and directed
theSergeant-at-Arms to arrest any mem
ber who refused to obey the order of the
This order was hailed with satisfaction,
greeted with approving signs and clap-
ping of hands on the Senatorial-Demo
°ratio side, and with a marked cessation
of uproariousness on the opposi side.
At last, after various interrupti no, the
result was announced, first by enator
Conkling, and repeated by the pr siding
; 4 x,
officer, that, including the S to of
Georgia, Grant and Colfax had lved
two hundred and fourteen vo a, Sey
mour and Blair eighty votes, and that
excluding. Georgia, Grant and Colfax had
received two hundred and fourteen votes,
and Saymonr and Blair seventy-one
The presiding officer, after repeating
the result, said. ; I do therefore declare
that Ulysses S. Grant, of Illinois, having
received a majority of the whole number
of electoral votes; is duly eleeted Presi•
dent of the United States for four years,
commencing on the fourth day of March,
1869; ;mil that Schuyler Colfax '
diana, \having received a majority of the
whole number of electoral votes, s duly
elected Vice President of the United
States fpr four years, commencing on the
fourth of March, 1869. Thejoint,Conven-
Son :having accomplished the business
which brought it here, will now retire to
the Senate Chamber.
Mr. BUTLER offered a resolution in
Resolved, That the House protests that
the counting of the vote of Georgia by
order of the Vice President pro gent was
a gross act of oppression and invasion of
the rights and privileges of the House.
The SPEAKER decided the resolution
a question of privilege.
Mr. RANDALL made a point of Order
that the House has no right to reflect on
a co•ordinate branch.
The Speaker overruled it, stating the
House has a right to adopt any rules it
may think 'ironer; but he said he de
sired to make a statement in reference
to the ;matter which had caused so much
confusion during the sitting of the joint
Mr,' CULLOM demanded that before
the Speaker should make his statement
the lobbies should be cleared.
The Speaker directed the persons who
were not privileged should retire from
The Speaket made a brief statement,to
the effect that the President of the Sen
ate, had complied with the rule the two
Houses had legislated fur hini, and had
complied exactly with what his oath and
After further proceedings,Mr. BUTLER
spoke at length ih support of 'his reso
lution' ri dung which a message was re
ceivedfrom the Senate announcing the
appointment of a Committee of one in
conjunction with a similar Committee
on the part of the House to inform Grant
and Colfax of their election.
—[We are compelled, owing to the
lateness of the hoar, to omit the remain
der of the House proceedings.]
Mr. SUMNER presented a •petition of
the citizens'of West Virginia for the re•
moval of political disabilities. Referred.
Mr. WHYTE presented the creden
tials of his successor, Mr, Hamilton,
Senator elect from Maryland.
Mr. RAMSEY called up the joint reso
lution amendatory and declaratory of the
act to establish an ocean line of mail
steamships between New York and Eu
rope, which was read.
Mr. COLE said the matter was too im
..rtant to be considered by so tbin a
Mr. HENDRICKS thought the bill bet
ter lie over. The object seemed to be to
get hOld of Government bonds before the
company had - begun to , build even a
Mr. RA.MSEY- 'said the bill was de
signed to further American interests.
The amount of bonds given was based
upon the sea postage, and wherc the par
ties sent to the Postmaster General in
January last to get some bonds tinder
the act, they were-refhsed. The Senate
well knew there was not a single line of
American steam ships to Europe. He
had a further amendment to offer,
which hp thought would remove all ob
The bill was then lard over.
Mr. ROBERTSON introduced a bill to
grant the right of way to the Memphis
and El Paso Railroad Company.
On motion of Mr. SHERMAN, the bill
to allow to Deputy Collectors and Assis
tant Assessors of Internal Revenue the
nay of Collectors and Assessors when
they perform the duties of the offices, in
cases where there is no Collector or As
sessor also to be paid. was then taken up
Mr. SHERMAN moved to take up the
House bill to regulate the appraisement
and inspection of imports in- certain
The bill was briefly discussed by
Messrs. - Howe and Sherman, when, at
12:50, a message was received from the
House, announcing that they were ready
to receive the Senate for the purpose of
counting the Electoral vote for President
and Vice President.
Mr. MORTON moved to proceed at
once to the House. Carried.
At 12:55 the Senate proceeded to the
At 1:35 the Senators returned to the
The President—The Senate will came
to order. The Secretary will read
the objection which raised a question for
the decision of the Senate.
The Secretary read as follows:
Objection will raised to any count of
the votes certified from the State of
Louisiana, and the question was raised
in regard to them, that no valid election
for President and Vice President of the
United States has been held in said State.
Mr. HENDRICKS I LMr. President, I
move it is the judg ent of the Senate
that the vote be counted.
Mr. TRUMBULL—It had better be put
in the form of a resolution. I offer this
Resolved, That it is the opinion of the
Senate that the vote of the election of the
Stitte of Louisiana should be counted.
Mr. HOWARD—Before the Senate pro
ceeds to inquire whether the validity of
the election in Louisiana admits of any
proof or discussion here—
The President pro (em—No debate is
Mr. CONNESS asked for the reading
of the objectiob, which was again read.
Mr. HOWARD inquired whether that
was all the evidence on the subject be
fore the Senate.
The Chair replied that it was all.
Several amendments were here 'suc
cessively offered changing the phrase
ology of the resolution, whereupon the
Chair remarked, amid the laughter of
the Senate, • , we are going to have a nice
time; let everybody prepare an amend
Mr. MORTON moved the following
Resolved, That while we have reason
to believe, from common report and in
formation. that the late Presidential elec
tibn in Louisiana was carried by force
and fraud, still, there being no evidence
before the Senate on that subject, the
electoral vote of Louisiana ought to be
The substitute was not agreed to.
Ayes—Messrs. Cameron, Cattell, Conk
ling, Chandler, Hams, Howard • , Kellogg,
M'Donald, Morgan, Morrill, (Vt.,) Mot.-
ton, Nye, Osborne, Pool, Ramsey, Rice,\
Robertson, Spencer, Stewart, Sumner,
Thayer, Tipton, Warner, and Wilson.
Nays—Messrs.Abbott, Anthony, Buck
alew, Cole, Conness, Corbett, Crai n,
Davis, -Dixon, Doolittle, Drake, Fdl
munds, Ferry. Fessenden, Fowler, Frey
linghuysen, Grimes, Harlan, Hendricks,
Ross, Saulsbury, Sawyer. Sherman ,
Sprague, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vick
erti, Wbyte, Wylie, Williams and Yates.
Mr.IFIPRAGUE offered a substitute as
Besoived, That it is the opinion of the
Senate that the votes of the electors of
the State of Louisiana for President and
Vice President be counted.
Mr..BIIMNER moved as a substitute a
resolution similar in form to the one
adopted to meet the case of the State of
Georgia, which was ruled out of order.
The substitute was then adopted, 81 to
7. the negatives being Messrs. Chandler,
Howard, Nye, Robertson, Sumner, Thay
er and Wilson.
A message was received from ithe
Howe announcing its decision that , the
vote of Louisiana be counted.
Mr. BIJOSALEV4 submitted an order.
which was adopted, that the House, be
notified of the decision of the vote. .
The Senate then returned to the hall
of the Rouse.
At three o'clock the Senate again re.
turned to consider an objection raised by
Mr. Butler to counting the electoral vote
of Georgia. l
Mr. SBBRMAN offered the following:
Resolved, The vote 'of the electors of
the State of Georgie be counted and an•
nonnced In the mode provided by the con
current resolution of the Bth of February
Mr. EDMONDS inquired whether the
Senate had withdra on to consder di
rectly the objection made to counting the
vote of Georgia, or to decide upon the
point of order, by way of exception,
takeh by the gentleman from Massachu
setts (Mr. Butler,) to the decision of the
Chair, that the Convention was to. be
governed by a resolution already passed
by both Rouses, prescribing the mode in
which the vote of Georgia should- be
The Chair replied that the gentloman
from Massitchtuietts (Mr. Butler,) had
objected for additional' reasons not.
covered by the concurrent. resolution on
Mr. DRAKE offered a resolution de
claring that upon the first ground of ob
jection raised by the gentleman from
Massachusetts, in' the , judgment of the ,
Senate the electoral ,„yote of Georgia.
should not be counted.
Mr. HONE moved to amend by sialk
•ing out the words 4 , llixon the firatrground
Mr. HENDRICKS raised the point of
order, that amendments were incensist,
ent with the concurrent resolution _an
The Chair decided it was not in order
for the Senate alone to modify a resolu
tion, of both Houses.
• Mr. EDMUNDS offered a resolution
declaring that under special order of the
two Houses resPectlng the Electoral,.
votes of Georgia, the objection made to'
counting the votes was not in order.
A message was read from the House
announcing they had voted not to count
the vote of Georgia. '
Mr. Edmunds' resolution was then
adopted by the following vote: f,
Yeas—Messrs. Anthony, Backalew,
Cattell, Conness; Corbett, Cragin, Davis,
Dixon, Doolittle, Edmunds, Fowler, Fre
liughu,ysen,Grirnes, Hendricks, Kellogg,
McCreery, Morrill, (Me.,) Morrill, (Vt.,)
Morton, %Patterson, (N. H.,). Patterson,
(Tenn.,) Ross, Saulsbury. Sawyer, Sher
man, Sprague, Stewart, Tipton, Vickers,
Whyte and Williams-31.
Nays—Messrs. Cameron, Chandler,
Cole, Conkling, Drake, Ferry,_Fessen
den, Harlan, Harris, Howe, McDonald,
Morgan, Nse, pool, Ramsey, Rice, Rob
ertson, Spencer, Sumner, Thayer, Trnm
ber, Van Winkle,-Wade, Warner, Wil
ley and Yates-26.
Mr. HOWARA offered the following:
Resolved, The electoral vote of Georgia
ought n of to be haunted.
Mr. ILLIA.MS made the point that
this was out of order, because inconsist
ent with the resolution just adopted.
The Chair decided it in order.
Mr. WILIAMS appealed from the de
cision of the Chair, which, however, was
sustained bye vote of 27 yeas to 25 nays.
Mr. HENDRICKS rose to debate Mr.
The Chair ruled it was not, debatable.
Mr. HENDRICKS insisted it was de
batable, being an independent resolu
tion of the Senate, not based on the ob
raised in joint convention.
The h air ruled the Senator from In- .1
diana as out of order.
- The question was then put upon Mr.
Hciward'is resolution, and it was rejected
by the following vote:
Yeas+Messrs. Abbott, Cameron. Conk
ling,liv C ndier, Drake, Harlan, Harris,
Howard Howe, Kellogg, McDonald,
Nye, Os orn, Ramsey, Rice, Robertson,
Sawyer, Spencer, Stewart. Sumner,
Thayer, ade, Wison and Yates—twen
Nays Messrs. Buckalew, Conness,
Corbel Cragin, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle,
Ednann s, Ferry, Fessenden, Fowler,
Freling uysen, Grimes, Henaricks, Mc-
Creerv, Morgan, Morril, (Maine,) Mor- •
rill, ( ermont,) Morton, Patterson,
(New ampsbire.) Patterson, (Teru3es
see,) P I, Ross, Saulsbury, Sherman,
Spragu Tipton, Tram bull, Van Winkle,
Vickers, Warner, Whyte, Willey and
On motion of Mr. EDMUNDS, the
Secretary was directed to inform the
House of the action of the Senate, and
then at 4:10 the Senate again proceeded
to the hall of the House.
At 4:4.5 the Senate returned to the
Mr. MORTON offered a resolution, ap
pointing a member of the Senate to be,
with two members of the Hou.se of Re
presentatives, a Joint Committee' of
Three to wait on General Grant and
Schuyler Colfax and inform them of
their election as President and. Vice
President respectively. Adopted..
The Chair apnointod Mr. Morgan as
the Senate memtier of the Committee
Mr. MORGAN, froth the Committee on
Finance, reported favorably, without
amendment, the Dill to prohibit secret
sales of gold or bonds on account ,of the
United States, and for other purposes,
introduced by Mr. Conkling, January
Mr. MORRILL, from the same Com
mittee, reported favorably the House bill
to authorize the importation of machin
ery for repair only free of duty.
Mr. ROBERTSON introduced a bill
granting the right of way to the Mem
phis,El Paso and Pacific Railroad and Tel -
graph Company from El Paso, Texas, to
the Pacific Ocean. Referred to Commit-
tee on Public Lands.
Mr. SHERMAN moved to take up the
currency bill, but Mr. CHANDLER ob
jected, and on his motion the Senate ad
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