The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, March 05, 1869, Image 1

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„President Grant and
r •
Tice P resident Cot.
-481Erinstalligd •
.rall':',lccount of: the Cerreziso
flies and Incidents of the
LBv Telegraph to the Gazette.) •
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• WAstri.irerOx, March 4, 1869.
The day dawned with rain, but the
i route along which the procession was to
pass was soon thronged with people.
_first appearance, of troops at head-
The,, . ,
LAntirtfirs vies company K, Fifth United
_ States Cavalry. General Grant arrived
; shortly afterwards?' The following cable
' .dispatch was placed in hie ,hands t, .
Moses 4th, 1869.— T0 President Grant.
Wa.shington: In -honor orthe man had
the day, thriie;cheers for the President.. •
lffembers of the Berlin Exchange,
. Farm Mexnu.
"Vice Preahleet .Colfax. reached-head
. -quarters shortly after ten o'clock and,
' went immediately' to General Grant's
' officeiand after - cordial greeting with the
t_presiclent elect.and: the :members or his'
staff, entered into conversation with the
•genthstnen present on "ordinary '•tifplcs.
1 - • Ist themeantimh - the troops` and mill
-4_ohtss organizations began forming and
ilfthecrowd ol spectators riPoic the streets
Igrew more, denfte; At precisely eleven
• o'clock the Nkrshals entered Ifeadquar
" -, 044 and'the 1
troops_ ware , stationed at
-- pi",„,_, POF ; 'P: 6 4 : T! * : - -'l'- ''') '7' •
.. ."'i. - • ' • `he- President' Elect.
ti . , Gen.' Grafiqualin•nrel onthplised as ever
~tin •his life, camq•froM his office and en
i Lered his phaht&t, aciximpanted by Gen.
kawlings. •:Ylca.Tiiesident elect Colfax next,,. and entered
,the r.ext car
* acconspaniisd hv - Admiral Bailey,
r New York., Neita Committee of the
, sjitt
.c , :p:•.„ ‘ er•,the ataff,szot-Gehg,Grant.'
• . . •-‘,* -•
„ringei - ..iiiit'lhis' Cdmmittees
.tigress and of different organiza
oils present.' '
. • .
, t The Procesaion to the Capitol.
As the procession .started the band
jsck np "Kanto the Chief." Kegular
-,; d other troops were drawn up along
square • and Caine tcs a present arms
as the carriage containing the President
- elect, with hi. bean - uncovered, drove
• ; dowly along, while Immense cheers 'rent
\ tliftt '
•; -,; rOn every side.
; ',' there were eight 'grand divisions in
l o lite, the first under Colonel Wallace' and
4. • mposed of regulars escorting the Pres.
i gem and vice_ President.elect. 'The sec
; -sulk _division was composed of volun
•te'rs; ; including two colored organizik•J
ti .at " .The ~t hird diiision was composed'
c t i
e i f ;Prominent! civil officers of ,the Gov- i
! ! lerfiment, Poieign Ministers, Grant and '
Colfax electors, officers: of the army,
nay "and marine corps.;, ;and the• corpo
rate authorities of
.this citY - and George.
town. -The fourth division of Republi
can poltticil organizations or this place
4 and elsewhere.: ; The fifth division of
sailors and -sOldiers, -'Union Grant and
c4fax Clubs. ! The other 'divisions were
6ofnpesed of the Untied States Fire rl6 - -
"? partment atid.ite visitor?, and the. City , Of
Washington Fire Department and its
ts visitors. •
i -B.Mong the prominent objects' of at.
!• fanetion Wasa miniature ship, fully rigged
andimarmed, and a printing press in
4 ope4tlon. • • • -.
Tlte head of the parade having reached
the Rapitol, the. President-elect entered
''. to t*e. the oath and deliver his inaugural
scl*l. The throng of (human beings
• i itiflnt exceeded anything of the kind
i ever before.witnessed • here. The pro
lc ...ri Was about One hour in passing a
1 1 , 17 . point.,
1 .
•' ? -In the Senate Chamber. '
Alseitt l-I :3othannenceessful attempt to
take hp the bill to repeal the Tenure-of
's ofac4 'itet wig followed by a little period
lof ion, andas there appeared to be
; no ft•rther business to transact, or at
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• least po . dbsposition to do anything else,
• apparently by Corniiiim consent the Sen
• titorilsegan to chat With each•other and
• , thnritie seats, • , . ,
In a few minutes She desks on the
right-handaide ofthe Chamber were left .
'Swami for the occupation of the Diplo 7 '
• itriaticii•Corp.S and other' invited 'eats
•„,_ Su •
I who.kept coming,. The - Diplomats, hol
{ - 4 . •
, ever, entered: h a body and attracted im
! mediate "attention ly the splendor of
theirphifortniind dignified bearing. All
tegatigns wernrepresented and the Min
411tent of the, principal, foreign - nations
r•weig preeeht; except Baron Gerolt, of
• : ‘ Vhd'iraa detained' at twine by
sickness. ' '
Among those present who were partle•
ularlY noticed were Ectiiatd Thornton,
kb:linter froth Great Britaip; M.. Bertha
" ny,-Frepch Minister; Cheiaier Cerrute,
Minister from Italy, and Blacque Bey,
Asurkisb Ambassador,' who sat in the
!front line:
if e liutd the Ministers and Charge De
AffairOS were ianged.a large number of
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r,ocic. A. AZ.
soon after a buzz of excitement called
attention to the appearance at a side door,
of the President and Vice President
• elect, who entered arm In arm respec
tively with Senators Cragin and M'Cree
ry, the Committee appolntcd to escort
them to the chamber. Almost at the
Bailie moment, and before they had
reached #itit• open mace - ip frotar 'of 'the
chair, the door at the plata entrance was
thrown open and the Justices of the Su.
prem'e Court, headed by Chief Justice
Chase, anctelad in the robes of office, en
tered the Senate Chamber, walked in
preceselPii doWP• the ice - Aro:aisle, and
took the seats prepared for them in front
of the rostrum. - -
General Grant had meantime een con
ducted to a chair immediately in front
of the Clerp . desit„ apil sat fa ing the
the audience, the target 'for seve6lthou
sand eyes, whose gaze he seemed neither
to avoid nor realize, but exhibled his
a f
usual "self-possession and un suming
deineanor. - , •
President Johnson 'Not -Present;
1 _A.'seat to the left of that prepared for
' General Grant was in readiness r Pres
ident-Johnson, but wasnot occ:u feditior
was the latter in the Capitol th;a morn
ing, but signed bills as they were sent to
him it the White - House. '
„Inauguyation of the, Vice-President.
-The Predialng offi car having £ll3llOllll
- that an. was, in readiness for he in
augaration of the Vice-Presiden elect,
Mr. 'Colfax adYanced up the steps,of the
rostrum, and facing -the Presiding ofli
eir;took the usual oath of office, which
the latter administered.
Turning to the Senate, Mr. Colfax de
livered the following address, which was
listened to with the deepest attention and
distinctly audible - to all:
SENATORS: In entering upon the du
ties of this chSnaber, to the performance
of which I have been called by the peo
' ple of the United States, I realize fully
the delicaoyas well as the responsibility
of the position: Presiding over a body
whose members are in so large a degree
my seniors in age, not chosen by the
body itself, I shall certainly need thews
sietance of .your support and yobi gener
one- fOr&iarali c e and confidence. But
pledging to you all a; faithful and inflex
ible impartiality in the administration of
you* rules, , and earnestly desiring to co
operate with you in making the deliber
ations of the Senate worthy, not only of
its historic renown, but also of those
States whose commissions you hold, I
am now ready to take the oath of office
required by law..
The Senators-elect t 1 e n came forward
as their names were ca led and took the
Senatorial oath of offl e, which was ad
ministered by the new y inducted Vice-
President ( in the folio ink order: Thos.
F. Bayard; Delaware; Arthur I. Bore
man, West Virginia; in. A. Bucking
ham Connecticut; tt. H. Carpen
ter, U'iscensin; Enge e CaaserlY, Cali
fornia; Each. Chandle , Michigan; Geo.
F. - Edmunds, Vermont Reuben B. Fen
ton, New York; Abija Gilbert, Florida;
Hannibal Hamlin, Maine; D. D. Pratt,
Indiana; Alex. Ramliey, Minnesota;
Carl Schurz, Missouri; John Scott, Penn
sylvania; Wm. Spragn., Rhode Island;
Wm. A. Stewart, Nova. a; John P. Stock
ton, New Jersey; Charl.s Sumner, Mas
sachusetts; Allen G. I human, Ohio;
Thoixias W. - Tipton: Ne 4 raska.
Two of the Senators .lect, bifr:Hamil
ton, of . Maryland and . . Brownlow, of
Tennessee, were not'pr .sent.
Inauguration of Pre - Went Grant.
The organization of the new Senate
having been complet .d, it was an
nounced that the Senate Supreme Court
and invited spectators • ould proceed to
the east part of the Cap 01 to participate
in the ceremonies of th inauguration of
the President elect. • procession was
accordingly formed an. the late occu
pants of the floor of the 1 enste proceeded
through the corridors a • d rotunda to the
place indicated, in the oilowing order:
The Marshal of the ... prenie Cotirt;
Chief Justice and the
late Justicei of
the Supreme Court; Ser cant-at - Arms of
the Senate; President-el
_t, with mem
bers of the Committee o Arrangements;
the Vice President and ecretery of tho
Senate; the Diplomatic rPs; ex.mem.
berg ,of the •House of epretientatives
and =members - elect , to he Forty -First
Conprressr Heads of De , merits; Gov
ernora of States and-Teri iorles: Officers
of the Army and. Navy, and all other per
sonisvho had admitted to the floor
of the Senate:
In front of the portico, bat about ten
feet lower, being on a leyel with the'first
landing piaci? of the flight' of marble
Steps, had been constructed a platforin
capable of accommodating, together with
the steps, about five ,
,or sit htmdred per
sons. Te had a semicircular front, which
was covered with wreaths of eyergreen.
The National flag was also entwined with
two of the columns supporting the pedi-
Ment of the portico. On reaching the
platform the President elect took a seat
provided for him directly in front of the
center, Vice President Colfax and. Ser
geant-at-Arms in charge of the ceremo
nies sitting on his right, and the Chief
Justice' of the Supreme Court on his left.
The Senate Committee of Arrangements
. .
Secretaries and attael.tes of various Lega
tions, wile also, in many instances, were
gorgeously attired.
Appearance of the Prei.ident and Vice
Address of Mr. Colfax
Senators Sworn In.
I were ri r ear at hand,', and next In the rear
the Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court occupied seats on the left, and the
members and Secretary of the Senate
were the right. The 'Diplomatic Corps Were
to, naye occupied seats next in the rear
of the Supreme Court, but were not suffi
ciently alert to prevent themselves being
crowded into the back ground by mem
bers of the House of itepresentatiies
and others, who secured the foremest
places remaining, and left, the Diplomats,'
to take their chances-with - thecalcers Of
the armYatid .navy) 'cidieis on the'
steps and portico, where, perhaps, they
fared better,, being , less crowded and
having a better view of the general scene.
, The
NW' ceased, and though the
atiiisphSre was damp and heavy, the
weetherseemed to have no chilling effect
npon'' 'the. general enthnsiasm. The
gro'inds opposite and the streets adjoin
ing were packed with human beings.
Near General Grant; and a little behind
him, sat Mrs. Grant, accompanied by her
sister, Mrs. Sharp, and Mrs. Casey, her
sister-in-law, Mrs. General Dent and her
children, .lenuie and Nellie, and Masters
F i red and U. S. Jr.
The Oath Administered.
The shouts arid bursts. of music from
al:Texan bands subsided as the President
elect and Chief Justice. of the United
States rose simultruleously i and the lat
ter commenced, irr Clear and solemn
tones, to recite the formula of tbe Presi
dential Oath of Office, which General
Grant reverentially took.. The boom of
cannon and shouts of the yast multitude
then burst forth. Partial. quiet having
been restored, the President rose and
proceeded to read from manuscript his
inaugural address.
President Grant's Inaugural Addrerith
Citizens of the United States:
Your suffrages having elevated me to
the . office of President of the United
States, I have, in conformity with the
Constitution of our country, taken the
oath of office prescribed therein. I have
taken this oath without mental reserva
tions, and with the determinaticin to do,
witlrthe best of my ability, all that' it
requires of me. The' responsibilitiesi of
the position I feel, but accept them
office -
ont fear. The has come to me On
sought. I comlnence its duties untra*-
meled. I bring to ILA einuselentious" cs
al*Atedl44antliiiiiintation to au it to
the beg ornay. ability. to the' satisfacti n
of the people.
On all the leading questions agitati l g
the public mind; I will always express
my views to Congress, and urge them i t c
cording to my. judgment, and, whe I
think it advisable, will exercise the n
stitutional privilege of interposing tt,, , v to
to defeat measurer; .whickLuppose r ., ut
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all laws • will be' faithfully execu d,
whether they meet my approval or n t.
I shall, on 'all subjects, have a poll y
to, recommend ,;. but none to' enfor
. against the will of the people.
The laws are -to govern all alike--
those" eppOsed to Ili well as those'who 4
vor them. I know of no method to secure
the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so
effective as their stringent execution.
The country,'" having just emerged
from a great rebellion,, many questions
will come before it for settlement, in the
next four years, which preceding admin
istrations haie never had to deal with.
In meeting these, it is desirable that they
should ^be approached calmly, WithOitt
prejudice, hate or sectional pride; .re
membering that the greatest good to the
greatest number is the object to be at
tained. This iequires the security of
persons, property, and for religious and '
political opinions in every part of our
common country, and without regard to
local prejudictis. Laws to secure these
will receive my best efforts for their en.
A great debt has been contracted in se
curing us and to oar posterity the Union.
The payment of this, principal and inter
est, as well as the return to a specie ba
sis, as soon as it can bo accomplished,
without materbadetriment to the debtor
class or to the country at large, must "be
provided for.
To protect the National honor, every
dollar of the Government indebtedness
should be paid in gold, unless otherwise
expressly stipulated in the contract:
Let it be.understood that no repudiator
of one farthing of our public debt will be
trusted in public,place, and it will go far
towards strengthening a credit which
ought to be the best in the world, arid
will ultimately enable us to replace' the
debt with bonds bearing less interest
than, we now pay'. .
To this - should be added a faithful col
lection of the revenue; a strict accounta
bility to the Treasury • for every dollar
collected, and the greateat practicable re.
trenchment in thecxpenditures in every
department of the GOernment. When
we compare the paying capacity orthe
country now,—with ten of its States still
in poverty from the' effects of the war:
but soon to emerp,e, I trust, to 'a greater
prosperity than ever before,—with ,the
paying capacity of twenty-five years ago,
and calcute what it Probably will be
twenty-Sve years hence, who can doubt
the feasibility of paying every dollar
then, with more ease than we now pay
forour useless luxuries. Why, it l oo k s
as though Providence had bestoWed upon
us ;a strong boxlhe precious metals,
locked up in the st , rile mountains of the
far-west, which we are now forging the
key to unlock', to meet the very contin
gency that is now Upon us. Ultimately,
GIL ERIDAI r , •MARCH 5 1 1869
it may oe necessary to increase the la.
cilitles to 'reach:these riches, and. At may
be neoessary alio that the General -Gov
ernment slichild give its aid to secure
this access, blit that shbuld 'only be
when a dollar 'of oblization •to pay
secures precisely the same sort of dol.
Jar to use now, and . '-not before.
Whilst the questioLt r of specie payments
Is in abeyance, the ' . prudent 'business
man-is careful about (Nontrecting debts
payable in.AO' otstApt . 7121na
tioil .ispoutA / Affow tkia ~iierne, rule.
prostrate commerce Is to be„rebuilt and
. all . the industrlesi .enootirsind. The
young• men of the ctitintry.:4llose who
from their ago must 'belts ruleritiwenty-
LINA years lien6: l 4ltive a pedullar int
est in er
mOment'Cieftectien as to what will ;be,
ear ;commanding infißence among the
nations.of:the earth in their day y lt they
are only true to , themselves, should' in
spire them with pride. 411 di.;
vision ii; , geographidal, political l and re-1
can join the commo n, sent!-
" Ho! , the Phblic deht is to be paid,..or
.specie payments - resuMed; isnot so lin
ixirtant as thatra plan should. be adopted
and AcqUiesced in. A' , united - determin6-
tion tdkr is worth more dlitded,
councils upenAlle,Mellniti of doing. te-'
gislatiop upon,this, subject.
.rpay not ,b e !
necessary now, or even advisable; but it
will be when the Cavil law Is more,
restored in all parts of .the country, and
trade resumes its wonted channels.
It will bemy endeavor to execute all
laws in good faith ; to collect all reve
nues assessied, and toitave them pioperly .
accounted .fOr and . economically dis
1.,w111, to the bent of my ability,
appoint to office those only who will
carry out design.;
In regard toot'r ftweigit polley, - Iwould
deal with the - nations as 'equitably' as
the law req'tdree individuals to deal with
each other, and I would protect the law
abiding citizen, whether of native or
of foreign birth, wherever his rights are
jeopardized, •or the /fag of our country
floats. rwouia , rdipet the rights of all
nations, demanding eqbal respect for
our own. "Ifa4os depart from this rule
in theli dealings with :na, we' may be 'follcrsr4WwgiSedetl.
-"Phir.gin** tieliment of the original
neenpants of this land, the Indians, is
one deserving careftil study. I will fa.
vor any course towards theinWhich tends
to their civilizatien..-cltristianization and
ultimate citizenship.
The question of suffrage:. is one which
is likely to agitate , the public Ili took 'as
any portion of the' citizens of:tiinatiori
are excluded ftoin Its privileges in. - any
State. It seems 'to me Very,- desirable
that this questienshould be settled now.
I entertain the hope and express the de
sire that it may be by the ratillatien of
the Fifteenth Article of Amendmeir to
the Constitution.
In,conclusion, I ask 'for, ".patient for
bearan6et one towards anotheri through
out the land, and a determined effort, on
the part of every citizen, to - do his ihare
towards cementing an, happy Union, and I
ask the Prayers Of,the nation to Al
mighty God in behalf pc
His voice was not. audible, except tO,per
sons on or, near the front of the plat
form, but at every pause the satisfaction
manifested. by , those who were near at
hand was responded to by cheers and
shouts from the crowd more distant, and
some of the points of the address were
quietly circulated from mouth to mouth
and made the occasion for applause even
some time after their utterance.
During the delivery of the address lit
tle Nellie Grant was lifted over the shoul
ders of intermediate spectators and
reached ,the side of her father, where she
stood some time unseen and unnoticed
by him, but so milling 'and' happy and
brightly innocent that her— presence
seemed to lend a gleam of Sunshine to
the scene, and the. Incident called fcirth
many expressions of pleasure and admi
ration- . '
Ceremonies Concluded.
At tho conclusion of the addiess the
President was warmly
,cengratulated by
his friends and soon afterwards
his carriage fotl,tho White House.
The procession re-formed and took np
the line of march in the same direction,
and the Senators having returned to, their
Chamber the crowd dispersed and the'
inauguration ceremonies brought to a
Most of the Senators having returned
to the chamber the.session was resumed
at 12:45 and five inintites after
*zip, on motion of Mr., bull, the
Seifitte' adjourned until 12, 'O'eloek to
New President and 'Vice President at the
• *tat e : n ottac ,. , er , .
• President 'Grant; 'reached , the :Wfilte
Hause after inattimattoaabont
He'was met at the dpor by Gimer s o
Secretary. of War, who had
b een left by •Mr. Johnecm in charge of
the Executive office. The latter left the
White Honse at twelve o'clock,with ihe
m embers of his Cabinet, except General
Schofield. Vice President Colfax also
accompanied President Grant to the
White House. The members of the staff
of'Goneral Grant were also present.
An immense multitude congregated
outaldethelates of the Executive man
sion, in the belief that there would be a
Dciting:tb? i!ei4ery
A Pleasing Incident.
. •
I reception, but the President, de
ot to have One this afternoon.
iiispatch. from Bismarck:.
n his entrance to the Office:the foi
. dispatch was handed to President
Li pi'
in, March 4 .—President Grant,
House, Washington: My cordial
stulations on 'this solemn day.
cled t 1 .
Last Acts as General.
I ,The last. papers • Edgiied by, General
Grant, asCeneral of the Army; were: a
number of documents interkied'for refer
'enee to the Secretary, of War' and two
warrants for Hospital Steiards in. the
army. 'General Grant will not dine, at
'the White Hem*. His pl2aetoti remained
at, the realize:33 to convey him '
home, again. • . '.• ,=;"
-, • The Inauguration Hall.'
3. Thenewivinget the Treasury Depart
ment was . elegantly arranged for the non
•Tye various roorns
'aPpropriated to„this purpose were hand
somily decorated with portraits, gags
and, evergreens. The , crowd was
inense. There,.were' many elegant
toilettes and not -a few distinguished
personages were in the assemblage. At
half past
_ten , ocleck rresident Gntnt
'and :.Vice President Colfax ; and
and the latter's immediate
atices,;,,scame:in the building and
were conducted to a private roona'set
Apart. for them.,, They were accompanied
:by invited -friends, and the IMploiguttic
corps composed a part of the company.:
A dense crowd pressed towards the door,
.tindWhen the distingpish4 Partycame
out' follewad them to 'in. upper room
designatedfor the reception. There the
President and .Vice' Resident and their
wives received the 'congratulation:l of
their friends, as well alto those *ltti -Were,
merely attracted by Curiosity. Theie
was an abundance of, music, but • little , '
dancing.. Owing to
. the want of room'
there was no comfort anywhere in the I
be and many were glad to escape,
from the pressure.
tar Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
WASHINGTON, Marchl, /880.
President Grant's father.mat witha se-
Vete tubtident toktay. - He '6edinnie eirph
Ylifed from the President's party while
on the platferna after the Inauguration,
and accosting Mr. Driggs, ex -member of
Congress from „Afichigan; asked' him to
conduct him out of the Capitol, saying
when he reached the grounds all would
be right. (Mr. Driggs replied be would
accompany him, and proceeded to con
duct him out of the rotunda and through
a private way on the east side of the Can-
Ital. Mr. Grant withdrew his arm froin
that of Mr. Driggs' and reached It forth
Self to guide himself by a bide of wall
down the stairs. He made a mis-step
and fell , backward down eight or ten
of the stone steps, striking his head
;against them, badly injuring hieright ,
hip and sustaining other injuries, but 1
breaking no bones. Mr. Driggs with as
aistance carried him to a private room
and procured a stimulant, which was ad
ministered to the sufferer, then engaged
a Carriage and carried him to President I
Grant's private residence.
In the case of. Judge Busteed, accused
of corruption and ignorance, the Judi
ciary Committee to day reported to the
House that they had considered.' the case
fully. They recommended the testi
mony should not be printed, and asked
to be discharged from 'the further con
sideration of the matter. The report
was accepted arid laid on the * table.
The Indian appropriation bill and the
Denver Railroad hill have failed to be.
come laws. President Johnson was not
at the Capitol. The bills taken to him,
which were of a general character, ex
cept those above named, received his
signature. air. Coburn's bill failed.' It
proposed to distribute $20,000,000 of
national currency in the West and South.
Representative Schenck, from the
Committee of Ways and A
night made a report in faro of Opening
negotiations for reciprocal trade with
Canada. Further action was not consid
ered necessary beyond this expression of
the views of the Committee.
The followi g bills were pocketed by
President Joh son, viz: The act •reor
ganizing the udicial system; act. for re
ducing the N vy and Marine corps; act
for the farthe security of equal rights
in the District or Columbia; Schenck's
bill for strengthening the public credit;
111 LS
resolution( authorizing the Secretary
of War to lend four thousand stand of
arms and equipments to'visiting 'milita
ry Orgill:anti° that take part in the cer
emomes of the inangaration, and the act
granting perm's:Abu to build a bridge
over the Wilmette. . •
It is positively: aster/EA, here by gen
tlemen claiming to have the ,highest an
ihority,for so doing, that the precallOUs
health of Geo. H. Stuart shine p,revented
his nomination
.to the - . Senate by Prost
dent Grant for :a plaoe in, the Cabinet.
• It Is believed several Important : Mill
tary cfkarkpa will he erdered during the
present week, among
,othera it la stated
that Gan: Terry will euedeect 66 40$:teed°
in command at Atlanta.
• :Steamboat Snagged and' Sunk,
(BiTe*amp to the) Intt,slittrithi3 atette.l
e•' Nsvi:Ostrxass, March 4.—The stern
itheelsteamer Agnes, from 'New Orleans
for.Whlts..-.ltiver; struck a sunken rob
gtructlon st Warrantor*, Ulm, Tuesday
morning and. Immediately sunk, The
boat and cafgo is a total, logs.. The pas..
Sengers, avow, books and =tiller. wore
Rhode Island <Republican Nominations.
(By Telegraph to the pia , burgh Gazette.)
PrtovinErtan, March 4.—ln the Repub
lican convention to-ilay, Hon. Seth Pad
dleford was nominated for Governer by
acclamation, in place of Gen. Burnside,
who declined a re-election. 'The other
State officers were renominated.
Close of the Fortieth end Com
mencemnt of the Forty- fi rst
Congress.: Exciteinent and
11 - proar n the 'Rouse at the
0 irgat ization,-11Ir. Brooks, of
New York, in:a. Wrangle with
the • Cler - k-41r. Blaine, of
Maine,. Chosen Speitker 7 -Bis
Address—Contested Sea to,"ikc.
(By Telegraph to the Plttelntightazette.3
• : '• • .
The Senate came ent"QtExcielitiv,o.2e4- three o'clock: ' ' "" •
The Committees Of tonprenee oil the-
Legislative o
Apprpriation and .the
Deficiency ApPropriatieno,Dill. mad!), ,
porto, which were concurred In.
, .
Mr. WILLIAMS reported,, from the
committee on conference, on the bill to
remove political disabilities,. that they
were unable to agree.-
Mr. EBELINGHITYSEN called up the
bill relating to naturalization upon
which be made an argument, but:without
acting 'upon it, the Senate again, at two
Wolock, went Into Ezetcutiye session.
, At 2:50 ten minutes recess was thicen.
after which there was an - Executive .
sloo until 3:15 1 when.the Cuban - sympa
thy resolution was 'tabled.
At &invest three the Senate took, a re
cess until ten this morning.
Mr. BUCKALEW reported that the
Committee could find novenae:id 'for the
charge of corrupt ipfluence on &students
in topnectionwittothe impesotuzient.
The ,Conferenoe report on , thia priscel-
Jariefius appropriation bits.wat.agreed to.
• Mr. SUMIcER failed to get Bra; Lin
coln's Osnsion , bill nu. ' -
Mestra SHERMAIT and WlTY'lsEwere Committee on the part of the
Semite to inform the President that the
body- . was ready to adjourn.._ - .° l l
- Alma half-past eleven an utufaccosafril
attempt to take up the, bill to repeal the
Tentirelof-Office act vole rnade: This was
Zilowed - by' a little period of inaction,
and as there appeared , to be no farther
business to transact, or at least no dispo
!thine to do anything eisee'apparently by
cowmen oontwrit Senators began
with each'other and change seats.
HOUSE OF liEpttEsmiTATrfnis.
The abuse took a rooms this morning
from five till Vitt
The Conte/v*lr= the.. =senility bill
ftdleU 'to - So 6e; and' a report to allow
thileage for last July session was rejec
The Conference report on the Dadefan
cy bill waa agreed to., Also, on the Leg—
islative Appropriation bill.
The Conference appointed on theSPan—
ish and Cuban affairs, reported a resolu—
tion of sympathy.
Resolution reported ..forbidding the
delivery to,Gen. Lee-of the 11Pashington.
• • •
billpassed confirming -certain-pur—
chases of land in the lowa district, Mich-
No action was taken on the motion to
'reconsider the Congressional debate
publishing resolution.
Mr. COBLTRN reported *that .the Con
ference on the Clirreitcy- Bill failed to
agree.. s. - -
The bill to protect fur bearing anixnalo
In Alaska was passed:
The' „Williamette, Oregon, Bridge Bill
was passed.
The Conference report on the *seal
laneous Appropriation Bill was agreed
The Senate bill was passed the
Sergeant-at• Arms for summoning wit
nesses on the conference on the Corcoran
claim. •
The Senate joint resolution to extend
the time for completing the pat twenty
miles of the Cairo and. Fulton'Railroad
'was passed. •
Evidence in the Busteed impeachment
case was reported, and ordered printed.
A resolution was adopted thanking Mr.
Pomeroy for presiding over the deliber
ation of the. Ho'nse since Mr._: Colfax's
resignation. • ,
Mr. POMEROY then resuming the.
chair, addrssed the House, which ad
journedi w thout day.
.. e House met at three o'clock, an&
•-..- called to order by Mr. McPherson ',,
Clerk of the last House. The absentees
were Cox, of New York, Kelly, of Penn
sylvania, Morgan, of Ohio, and Hamil
ton,. of Florida. -The States of New
Hampshire, Connecticut, Virginia, Geor
gia, Alabama, Mississippi, - Louisiana,
Texas, and the Twenty-first district of
Pennsylvania (CoVode's,) and the Third
and Fourth districts of South carolina,
were'not represented. • -
Mr. WOODWARD offered a resoluitiou
reforrinc the returns from the Twenty
first district of Pennsylvania to the Com
mittee on Elections; with instructions to
report as soon as practicable which of
the claimants btu; a prima facie right to
the seat" • - •
Mr. SCOFIELD made the point of or
der that in the organisation ofthe House
the Clerk could uot entertain A:naotion.
of reference to a Committee, which the
Clerk instal:fed. •
air. WOODWARD submitted a resoln
, tion to amend the roll of members- by
adding to it tho name of Henry D. Fos
ter 8A representative- from the, Twenty
&at District of Pennsylvania.
bir. =WASHBUBNE, of Illinois, rose to
make' a motion' which, he said, would
take precedenceof the motion submitted
by Mr. Woodward, and that was that the
House do now proceed to the election of
a Speaker. • - •
The Clerk entertained the motion of
Mr. Washburne and it wan agre e d
134 to 58. - -
Mr. BROOKS made the = point of 'prder
that the recording Clerk had not called
the names of the Melaka:ma elect from
Georgia and Louisiana:
The , Clerk overruled the point of Order.
Mr. BROOKS appealed from the ruling
of the Clerk.
The Clerk refused to entertain the ap..
peal. •
Then commenced a scene of noise,
roar and excitement .whieh for a time
threatened to result in a general row.
Mr. BROOKS at the top of his Voice'
asserted his right to appeal, tient the.
tyranny of the (Mork. - -
Mr• WASRBURNE, of Illinois, de..
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