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INTER BST1NO DETAILS OF TUB DAY'S
President Hayes Escorted to the Capitol oy an
Brilliant Gathering of Distinguished People
in the Senate Chamber.
Vice President WVIiecler Taken the Oath, and
Delivers a (Short Address.
PKESIDEKT BAILS' 1MIGPRAL ADUEESS
Inauguration Ceremonies In Detail.
Western Associated Press Telegrams.
Washington. March 6. At 10 o'clock to-day.
President Hayes, accompanied by bis eon and
Senator Sbornian, left the resilience of the Sena
tor for the Executive Mansion, where be was met
and cordially fleeted by ex-President Grant, who
ai in waiting to escort the now President to the
Capitol. There were also present tbe Vice Presi
daut elect unci tbe Coinimai-loneis of tbe District
ot Columbia. The party adjourned to tbe Blue
Parlor, and pasod some lime m conversation. In
tbe meantime tbe grand inaugural pageant that
had gathered at Washington Circle, in tbe west
end of tbe city, about a mile distant from tbe
White Ilouie. started with tbeir flying banners and
bands of music. Lieutenant Colonel Grant, in field
uniform, and Colonel Amos Webster, of tbe militia
Of tbe District, special aids to tbo Presi 'lent, re
ported at the Executive Mansion that tbe proces
sion was approaching. Tbe carriage of ex-President
Grant, in which four horses wore harnessed,
was standing at the door, and without any delay
the Preside nt. escorted by tbe ex-President and
Beuator Morrill, of tbe Committee of Arranco-
tnents, took sea to tbereln, and driving to one of
the gateways leading to tbe Executive Mansion
awaited the approach or tbe military escort. A
cheer greeted tbcm as tbey left tbe mantioD. After
a very few moments tbe procesf-ion. General
Whipple, Grand Marshal, moved by tbe Executive
Mansion, coming in tbo following order:
Adjutant General and aid's to tbe Grand Marshal.
First Division isrovet Major Oeueral W. it. French,
Eand of Recond United suite Aitille.ry.'
Battalion ot Uuited states Army First. Second and
Second Division lirevet lae'..tcuant Colonel Charles
Ii:itti!lon or United states Marines.
Third Division Colonel P.noutt I. i'lcuiing, Command
Washington Light Infantry Corps.
Btje I euclbles.
Wnshinzloa unanls. '
first Battalion. Listnct of Columbia, (colored).
Hore tbo distinguisbed party, awaiting within
tbo gateway of the Executive grounds, passed
oat, and amid tbe plaudits of tbo multitude, took
tbelr place in the procession, no halt being made.
Following the carriage of the President, ex
President, and tbe Vice President-elect, were cit
izens on foot. On either Bide of tbe carriages came
tbe civil part of the procession in three divisions
tbe flrst under tbe command of Colonel Timothy
Lubey, embracing citizens, officials on horseback
and on foot. Tbe display was imposing.
After these oarne tbe Fifth Division Marshaled
by Arthur Shepherd. It was beaded by a fluo band
of music, and contained the following political as
sociations: Tbe Young Men's Republican Ciub of
the District of Columbia, the Ilartrantt Club of
Philadelphia, the National Veteran Club, Grand
Army of the Ropublic, German Republican Club,
Die Pamunkuy Republican Club of Maryland. Re
publican organizations of the District of Columbia.
The Sixth Division Marshaled by II. Eaton, and
composed of associations of the States of Ohio,
New York, Pcuusylvauia, Iowa, Miobigan and the
Ceotral Association of States, all of which have
headquaiters here, filed in and the Fire Depart
ment of tbe District closed tbe procession, wbioh
-was fully forty minutes passing the Executive
Tbe pngeant was, In every respect, worthy the
admiration wbicb, assuredly, it received to a very
full extent. The weather, raw and cloudy when
tbe procession started, became quite cheerful as
tbe day advanced, and when the Capitol was
reached by tbe procession the sun was shining
brightly. Tbe artillery regiments parading as in
fantry as well as light artillery, and the admirable
marching of Uie Marine Battalion, were the sub
jects ol profuse commendation. Tbe Columbus
(Ohio) Cadets had an ovation. Governor Hartranft.
of Pennsylvania, marcliod at tbe head of tbe
Harlrauft Club, aud was greeted with very great
Tbe Pre.-ident's carriage, of course, exceedingly
conspicuous in the line, tbouuh very distant from
the front, was tbe first object of attraction, and its
oooupnnts were bailed with continuous cheers.
The colored companies wore assigned a prominent
ptaoe. The right ol the line was held by tbe Uov
erninont troops. The Columbus Cadots had tbe
3 next umiur.
I The Treasury Building was alive with spectators,
levery window being tilled, and ibree-fourtbs of
fine spectators woro lauie. General Sherman and
Wither prominent nnny otllcera say thai, consider
ing tbe very short time tor ureimiatlou. the parade
as most creoitanie.
older of cards or admission to the Capitol
rouged the approaches to tbe Senate long before
a doors wcro opened, and wlibin a few minutes
er 11 o'clock the Senate gaudies were orowded
heir utmost capacity.
firs. Hayes, wile of tbo President, occupied a
t in tbe private gallery next to tbe diplomatic
lery. Her little sun. Scott, sat on her
k, nnd Mrs. Senator Sherman on lier right,
s Fuunie Hayes and Mrs. Stanley Matthews
iipinil seats beyond Mrs. (Sherman, together
Vh other rersoual friends of Mrs. Hayes, from
I he dlplomntio gallery was occupied by Lady
(toiuion aud the oilier ladies of the Diplomatic
rp. The remaining gallorica also presented a
Vrillmnt iiKpearimce. The. croutt r tiumberofoc
innuiiti nrrn hnlum. The floor of the Senate, ex
cepting the scats reserved for tl;o Presidential
partv, tho Supremo Court, nnd the Diplomatio
Corps, was crowded with Senators and Seuators
elect, mi uibers of tho House of Representative",
aud other distinguisbed personages entitled to its
privileges. Ahiohi; the latter were General Sher
man and Major Generals Hancock and Terry, in
full uniforoi.'nnd at'.eudod by members of tbeir
At about a quarter before 12 the foreign Minis
ters and Secretaries and allachcuot the Legations
entered tho Sci.ate Chamber, bended by Sir Ed
ward Tlioiutou, Dean ot tne Diplomatic Corps,
aud took the.r seats in tho two front rows of San
atom' chairs on Ho right. All the Miuistersand
tnoat of tueir nt'enflants Iweie iu full diplomatio
mtoi m, r!hi.e lien t wnn goiu ana Silver em-
Idory. and glittering with oroers and deoora-
Hesiiies kit iiowaru i noi moo. iciriiioini,
b Minister: Count Iloyos, Austrian Minister,
Von Sohlezei'. German Minister, aud Huron
Italiau Mimstor, were especially notice-
ilien the Diplomatic Corps had taken the places
stgneii inein, tne imei jiinnce aim Associate
("Justices of the Supreme Court of tbe United
State, all m their robes or orrics. en icred. pre
ceded bv tbe Marshal of the Court, ami were es
corted to seats arranged tn the somi-eircular space
In Trout or me sennturs uoshs.
Among prominent persons occupying seats on
on the floor of the Senate were Governors Kice, of
Massachusetts. Hartranft, of Ponnsylvaiiia.Young,
of Ohio. ex-Uovemor Morgan, of New York. Wil-
illatn M. Evarts, Stanley Matthews, Hon. 8. S.
IShellabarger, lion, i.oii.iiiiuiu ii. irewstor,oi j-enn-biylvamu,
fl.n. Freeman Clark, of New Y'ork.
h jeneral B. F. Butlor, ex-Oovernor Dcnnlsnn. of
fob to, Hons. L-. Q. C. Lamar and Kentamiii Hill,
land the ltepunuoilll uieiuimis ui ojdouiu ubkibiu-
nure who accompanied President Hayes to Wash
I t ninflintT 11 tbe Presidont appeared at the
Vnain entrance of the chamber, arm in arm vrith
tieneral Utant. A tbey proceed'd down the aisle
n th seats roservod for them. Senators aud all
thor occupants of tbo floor rose, nod remained
Standing uutii they had taken tbeir seats, and the
fcalleries atiplauded by clapping ot bands and wav
ing or uamiueremeis.
I Immedlateiy following him came tbe members
Vf President Gruut's Cabinet, Webb Hayes, Colonel
t-'rad. Grant aud Lieutenant luiuwoodv. of the
Isignal Corps, one ot tho aides of tho Graud Mtr-
hal Ot rue oay. rour iiooueuieu uruuKia up ine
ear. Colonel Grant and Liouteoaut Duuwoody
verln full uoiform.
The Presidential party, naving lasen tneir seats
n the space in front ot the desk of the President
f the Senate, tho Senato was called to order by
ts Secretary, Mr. Oorhani. Prayer was offered by
he Chaplalu, Kev. Dr. tfunderlana. and President
Irani' proclamation cou.vou.tug the special sositon
Ivas read. .
After the organization of tne senate, vice Presi
dent Wheeler entered the chamber, eseortert by
Senator McCreary, of Kentucky, of tbe Committee
If Arrangements, and bis appearance was greeted
kith applause. Proceeding Immediately to the
a air ou the nut i uie presuiug pmoer, ue at
onoe began to addrees tbe Senate, and was warm-
Tbe following Is the full text of tho address of
Vioe Prekideut Wbeeler:
Senators Official station ever brings with it
corresponding duty and responsibility. Service In
analogous parliamentary spheres has tancht how
delicate, and. at times, difficult and complex, are
tbe duties which the oath I am about to take will
impose upon me as President of the Senate. It is
my sincere purpose to lift myself entirely above
the elements of partisanship, to administer its
rules in their true spirit with courteous flrmneBS,
and, by all tbe means in my power, to facilitate and
expedite Its deliberations. In doing this I shall
need yonr generous forbearance, and at times
your lenient judgment, npon all of which I know
I may confidently rely, when you shall be satisfied
of tbo rectitude ot my intentions. In tbe trust
that tbe relation about to be established between
us may be mutnnlly pleasant and productive of
good to the best interests of our National Com
monwealth, Mr. President, I am now ready to take
the oath of office."
At its close, the oath of office was administered
to him by tbe President pro rem., Mr. Ferry, and
his first otncial act was to direct the Sergeant-at-arms
to proceed with tbe programme of tbe iuau
A procession was accordingly formed, and pro
ceeded to the central portico of the east front ot
tiie Capitol, in tbo following order:
Marshal of the Supremo Conrt.
'ine supreme Court of the United States.
SerKeaut-at-arms of tbe Senate.
Committee ol Arroiicement.
President of the United Slates and ex-President.
Vice President nnd Secretary of the Senate.
Members of the Senate.
Heads of deparrin"nfe.
Ex-members of tho House of Kepresenatlves and
members-elect of the Fory-flith Congress. Gov
ernors of States and other persons admitted to the
floor of the Senate Chamber, and to reserved seats
at tbe left of tbe diplomatic gallery. Among the
latter were tho Assistant Secretaries of the Execu
tive Departments, Assistant Postmaster General,
Assistant Attorney General aud Judge Advocato,
ceneral heads of Bureaus of the V.'ar aud Navy
Departments. Comptrollers, Auditors and Regis
ter of tbe Xreusury. Solicitors of the several 1e-partuii-nts.
Uurte.i States Treasurer and a number
of Judges of tho Federal Courts and ot the Su
preme Courts of the several States. Mrs. Hayes
and her party had previously left the gallery end
tnken seats on the platform erected for the occa
sion, which was built out from the first landing ot
tbe steps of tbe crntral portico, aud profusely
drapo 1, as usual, with National flag?.
ibo President begnn his innugural addres at
12:45. immediately nfter the procession reached
tbe platform. His appearance at tbe front of the
platform was greeted with shouts of ni plnuse
from the peonle vh- stood closely fackert, bothm
front of and behind tbo long lines of military that
extended from one end of the Capitol grouuds to
Fellow-Citizens We have assembled to repeat
the publio ceremonial begun by Washington, ob
served by all my predecessors, nnd now a tiiiie
honorcd custom which marks the commencement
of a now term of the Presidential office.
Called to tbe duties of this great trust, I proceed
in compliance with the tuagea to announce eume
of the leading principles on the subjects that now
chiefly engage tbe public attention, by which it is
my desire to be guided in the discharge of these
duties. I shall cot undertake to lay down, Ir
revocably, principle!? or measures of administra
tion, but rather to speak of the motives which
ehould animate us, and to suggest certain im
portant ends to be attained io accordance with our
institutions, and essential to tbe welfare of our
country. At the outset of the discussions which
preceded the recent Presidential election it
seemed to me fitting that I should fully make
known my sentiments in regard to several ot tbe
important questions which then appeared to de
mand the consideration of the country. Following
tbe example, and in part adopting the language of
one of my predecessors, I wish now, when every
motive for misrepresentation has passed away, to
repeat what was said before the election, trusting
that my countrymen wiil candidly weigh and un
derstand it, and that they will feel assured that
tbe sentiments declared in accepting tbe nomina
tion for the Presidency will be the standard of
my conduct In tbe path before me, charged, as I
now am, with the grave and difficult task of carry
ing them out In the practical administration
of the Government, so far as it
depends, under the Constitution and
laws, on the Chief Executive of the Nation.
The permanent pacification of tbe country upon
such principles and by such measures as will
secure the complete protection of all its citizens
in the free enjoyment of all their constitutional
rights, is now tbe one subject in our publio affairs
which all thoughtful and patriotic citizens regard
as of supreme Importance. Many of the calam
itous effects of the tremendous revolution which
has passed over tbo Southern States still remain.
The immeasurable benefit which will surely fol
low, sooner or later, the hearty and generous ac
ceptance of the legitimate results of that revolu
tion bare not yet been realized. Difficult and
embarrassing question meet ua at the threshold
ot this subject. The people of these Slates are
still Impoverished, and tho inestimable blessing
of wise, honest and peaceful lr.cal self-government
is not fully enjoyed. Wbatevor difference
of opinion may exist as to the cause
of this condition of things, the fact is clear that. In
the progress of events, the time hss come when
such government is an imperative necessity, re
quired by all tbe varied in teres to, publio and pri
vate, of these States. But it must not be forgotten
that only a local government which recognizes
and maintains Inviolate tbo rights of all is a true
self-government, with resDect to the two distinot
races whoBe peouliar relations to each othor have
brought upon ns the deplorable complications and
perplexities which exist in those States. It must
be a government which decidos the Interests of
both races carefully and equally. It must be a
government which submits loyally and heartily to
the Constitntlon and laws, the laws of the Nation
and the laws of the States themselves, accepting
and obeying faithfully tbe whole Constitution as it
Is. Resting upon this sure and substantial founda
tion, the superstructure of beneficent local govern
ments can be built up, and not otherwise.
In furtherance of such obedience to tbe letter
and the spirit of the Constitution and in behalf of
all that its attainment implies, all so-called party
Interests lose their apparent importance, and
party lines may well bo permitted to tall into
insignificance. The question we have to consider
for the immediate welfare of those States of the
Union is the question of government or no gov
ernment; of social order and all the peaceful in
dustries and tbe happiness that belong to it, or a
return to barbarism. It is a question in which
every citizen of tho Nation is deeply interested,
and with respect to which we ought not to be, in
a partisan Bense, either Republicans or Democrats.
But, fcliow-cltizcns and fellow-men. to whom the
interests of the common country and common hu
manity are dear, tho sweeping revolution ot tbe
entire labor system of a large portion of our
country, and the advance of foar millions ot
people from a condition of servitude to that of
citizenship, upon an equal footing with tbolr
former masters, could not occur without present
ing problems of the gravest moment, to be dealt
with by the emancipated race, by their former
masters, and by the General Government, tho au
thor ot tbe act of emancipation. That it was a
wise, just and providential act, fraught with good
for all concerned, is now generally conceded
throughout the couutry. That a moral obligation
rests upon the National Government to employ its
constitutional power ana influence to establish
tbe rights of the people it has emancipated, and
to protect them lu the enjoyment of those rights
when they are infringed or assailed, is also gen
erally admitted. Tbe evils which afflict the South
ern States can only be removed and remedied by
tbe united and harmonious efforts of both raoes.
actuated by motives of mutual sympathy and re
gard, and while in duty bound and .fully deter
mined to protect the rights of all by every consti
tutional means at the disposal ot my adminis
tration, I am sincerely anxious to use every
legitimate influence In favor ot honest and effi
cient local government, as the true resource of
those States for the promotion of contentment and
prosperity of their citizens. In the effort I shall
make to accomplish this purpose, I ask tbe cordial
co operation of all who cherish an interest in the
welfare of the couutry, trusting that party ties
and the prejudice of race will bo freely surren
dered in behalf of the great purpose to bo accom
plished in tbe Important work of tho restoration
of the South.
It is not tbe political situation alone that merits
attention. Tbe material development of that sec
tion of the country has been arrested by the social
and political revolution through which it has
passed, and now needs and deserves tbe consider
ate care of tee National XJoverument witoiu Ine
lust limits prescribed by the Constitution and
wise public economy. But at the basis ot
all prosperity for that, as well aa fo every other
part of tbe country, lies the improvement of the
intellectual and moral condition of the people.
Universal suffrage should rest upon universal edu
cation. To this end liberal and permanent provis
ion should be made for the support of free schools
by tbe State governments, and. if need be. be sup
plemented by legitimate aid from tbe National
. Let me assure my countrymen of tbe Southern
8tates that it Is my earnest desire to regard aud
promote their truest interest, tbe interest of tbe
white and of the colored people, both and equally,
and to put forth my best efforts in behalf of a civil
policy which will forever wipe out in our political
affairs the color line and the distinction between
the North and South, to the end that we may not
have merely a united North or a united South, but
a united country.
I ask the attention of the publio to the para
mount necessity of reform in our civil service, a
reform not merely as to certain abuses and prac
tices of so called official patronage, which have
ccme to have tbe sanetion of usage in several de
partments of our Government, but a change ot the
system of appointments itself a reform that shall
be thorough, radical and complete, a return to the
principles and praotioes of the founders of tho
Government. Tbey never expected or desired,
from public officers, any partisan service. They
meant that tbe public officers should owe tbeir
whole service to the Government and to the peo
ple. Tbey meant that (an officer ehould be socure
iu bis tenure as long as bia personal character re
mained untarnished, and the performance of bis
duties satisfactory. They held that appointments
to office were not to be made or expeoted merely
as rewards for partisan services, or merely on tho
nomination ' of members of Congress as
being entitled m in eny respeot to the
control of such appointments. The fact
that both political parties of the country, in de
claring tlic'.r principles prior to the election, gave
prominent place to the subject of the reform of
our civil service, recognizing and strongly urgiag
Its necessity, in terms almost identical in their
specific import with those I have here employed.
must bo accepted as a conclusive argument in be
half of these measures. It must be regarded as
an expression of the united voice and will of the
whole country upon this subject, and both politi
cal parties are virtually ploilged to give it their
unreserved support. The President of tho United
States, of necessity, owes his election to oflico to
tbe suffrage and zealous labors of the political
party, the members of whioh cherish with ardor
and regard as of essential importance tbe prlnci
pies of their party organization, but he should
strive to be always mindful of tbo fuot that be
serves his paity beat who servos the country best.
In furtherance of tbe reform we seek, and iu other
important respects a change of great importance,
I recommend an amendment to tbe Constitution
prescribiug a term of six years for tbe Presidential
office, and forbidding re-election.
With respect to tbo financial oondition of tbe
country I shall not attempt an extended history of
the embarrassment and prostration which we have
suffered during the past three years. The depres
siou In all ou r varied commercial aud manufactur
ing Interests throughout the country, which began
in September, lfn3, still continuos. It is very
gratifying, however, to be able to say that there
are indications all around ns of a coming change
to prosperous times.
Upon tbe ourrency question, Intimately con
nected as it is with this topic, I may be permitted
to repeat here the statement made la my lettor of
acceptance, that, in my judgment, tbo fooling of
uncertainty Inseparable from an irredeemable
paper currency, with Its fluctuations of value, is
one of tbe gieafest obstacles to a return to pros
perous times. Tbe only safo paper currency Is one
which rests upon a coin basis, and is at all times
and promptly converted into coin. I adhere to the
views heretofore expressed by mo in favor of Con
gressional legislation in behalf of an early resump
tion of specie payment, end I am satisfied not only
that this Is wis?, but that tho interests, as well as
the publio sentiment of tbe country, imperatively
Passing from these remarks upon the condition
of our own country, to consider our relations with
other lands, we are reminded by international
complications abroad, threatening the peaos o f
Europe, that our traditional rule of non-interfer
ence in tbe affairs of foreign Nations has proved
of great value In past times, and ought to be
strictly observed. The policy inaugurated by my
honored predecessor, President Grant, of submit
ting to arbittation grave questions in dispute be
tween ourselves and foreign Powers, points to tbe
new and incomparably tho best instrumentality
for tbe preservation of peace, and will, as I be
lieve, become a beneficent example of the course
to be pursued In similar emergencies by other Na
tions. If, unhappily, questions of difference should
at any time during the period of my administra
tion arise between the Unttod States and any for
eign Government, it will certainly be my disposi
tion and my hope to aid lu their settlement in tbe
same peaceful and honorablo way, thns scouring
to our country tbe great blessings of peace and
mutual good offices with all Nations of tbe world.
Fellow-citizens, we have reached the close of a
political contest marked by tbe excitement which
usually attends tbe contests botwoen great politi
cal parties wbcee members espouse and advocate,
with earnest faith, tbeir respective creeds. Tbe
circumstances were, perhaps, in no respect extra
ordinary, save in tho closeness and I he consequent
uncertainty of tbe result. For tbe first time in the
history of the country, it has been deemed best, in
view of the peculiar circumstances of the case
that objections and questions in dispute with
reference to tbe counting of the Eloetoral votes
should be referred to tbe dcoision of a tribunal ap
pointed for this purpose. Tnat tribunal, estab
lished by law for this sole purpose, its members,
all of them, men of long established reputa
tion for integrity and Intelligence, and
with the exception of those who are also
members of the Supreme Judiciary, chosen
equally from both political parties, its deliberation
enlightened by tbe research and tbe arguments of
oblo counsel, was entitled to the fullest confidence
of tbe American people. Its decisions have been
patiently waited for and accepted as legally con
clusive by the general judgment of the public. For
the present opinion will widely vary as to the
wisdom of tbe several conclusions announced by
that tribunal. This is to be anticipated in every
instance where matters of dispute are made tbe
subject of arbitration under the forms of law.
Human judement Is never unerring, and is rarely
regarded as otherwise than wrong by the unsuc
cessful party in tbe contest. Tbe fact that two
great political parties have, in this way, settlod a
dispute in regard to wbiob good men differ, as to
the law no lees than as to the proper course to be
pursued in solving the question In controversy, is
an occasion for general rejoicing. Upon one point
there is entire unanimity 1x5 public sentiment that
conflicting claims to tbe Presidency must be
amicably and peaceably adjusted, and that when
so adjusted the general acquiescence of tbe Nation
ought surely to follow. It has been reserved for a
Government of tbe people, wbere tbe right of suf
frage is universal, to give to the world tbe first
example In history of a great Nation in the
midst of a struggle for opposing parties
of power, bushing Its party tumults to
yield the ' issue of the contest to adjust
ment according to the forms ot law, looking for
tbe guidance of that Divine hand by which the
destinies of nations and Individuals are shaped.
I call upon you Senators, Representatives, Judges,
and fellow-citizens, here and elsewhere, to unite
with me tn an earnest effort to secure to our
country the blessing, not only of material pros
perity, but Justice, peace and union a union
depending not upon tbe constraint of force, but
upon the loving devotion of a free people, that all
things may be bo ordered ana settled upon tbe
best and surest foundation; that peace and happi
ness, truth and justice, religion and piety may be
established among us for all generations.
The address, although read from manuscript,
was delivered with great animation, but although
bis voice was cleai and strong, it could not ba
heard at any considerable distance o wine to tbe
bum of conversation and comment, and tbe pres
sure of tbe crowds which kept upa constant strug
gle to get nearer to the platform. Whenever the
President paused or cmohaflred a Minteneo,
O'neers went up from the multitude. Attheooo
omsfoa ot tbe address, the oith of office was ai-
mlnlstorrd to the President by Chief Jus
tloe Waite, both standing, with uncovered
heads, at ths front of the platform.
At this moment a salute was fired io tbe adjacent
park, and cheering was kept np lor several min
utes. Meantime tbe President was congratulated
by ex-President Grant, Chief Justice Waite and a
large number of persons near him, iuclac'ing many
members of both houses of Congress and all the
Associate Just.ioes of the Supreme Court, except
Clifford and Field, who were not present during
any portion of the ceremonies. President Hayes
and Vice President Wheeler, escorted by Senator
McCreery, tben returned to the Senato wing of
Tbe inaugural ceremonies being conclnded, the
procession was reformed aud returned to the Ex
ecutive Mansion, escorting tbe President, who,
together with tbe ex-Preaidcnt and Senator Mor
rill, of Vermont, Chairman of the Committee of
Arramtements. occupied an open barouche that
conveyed tho party to the Capitol.
Thousand. of persons lined Pennsylvania av
enue to witness the display. Tbe President was
frequently cheered, wbicb compliment he ac
knowledged by raising bis bat.
Tbe President with tho ex-President reached tbe
Executive Mansion about half-past 2, when the
Presidential salute was tired by tho artillery sta
tioned in "White Lot," in the vloinity of tbe Exec
Mrs. Grant had prepared a sumptuous lunch in
the family dtninc-room of the Executive Mansion,
to wbicb tbe President, the ex-Piesident. tbe
members of the Cabinet, and several friends of tbo
Presidential party, rcpuired. It was altogether an
Thn Houso has been plaood In excellent order
for President Hayes and bis family; rare flowers
ornament the different rcoms, ana ereat care has
boo a taken by Mrs. Grant to have the mansion In
every way comfortable.
Tbo members ot the Cabinet have all sent In
t'ucir resignations. Thoy have not yet been ac
cepted. In faer, tbe envelopes containing them
havo not been opened, as no official business has
been attended to at the White House yet.
As soon ns the new Cniet Maeistrate had reached
tho White House, en Immense crowd consregated
on tbe portico, boptne that there would he a gen
eral reception. In this they were disappointed,
tnough many were admitted during the artcruoon
and paid their respects to President Hayes.
The Green Parlor was the soene of a-re.it anima
tion alter the party roturncrt. It was profusely
decorated with Dowors, and the new President re
ceived therein tbe first welcome to bis home.
TI1K TORCH LIGHT TnOCESSlOS
To-night tu honor of the inauguration of Presi
dent llayos was quitea success. Theie most bave
been tully 5.000 men In line. The avonuo was
brilliantly ligated from one eud to tho other,
while archways of Chinese lnotsrns. red tights,
biuo lights, and calcium liirhts at
intwvala made the eoeno oue of very great
brilliancy. Rockets and Konian candles we re fir-J
at intervals nlocg the route, ana cheers greeted
the display almost inccseantly. Tbe pait:eii nnifl
iu the paraue were mohtiyv citizens ol tins Dis
trict, many being Colored people. The aveii'io
was del sely crowded, ard thero was a laiye poli e
force in attendance for the preservation or order.
XLIYtll CONGRESS SECOND SESSION.
Western Associated Press Report.
HODSE Washing ton, March 1
After Uie pas wee of some Seuat e bills, removing na
utical disabilities. Mr. O'Brion moved a call of tbe
House. The speaker counted the House and found
there was a auorum present, and so aiinounreil
Mr. Walling submitted that the roll had to he called
in order to verlfv t ho tact.
Tho .Speaker st;itod a motion for the call of the TIoufe
was in onier. i ne cnair leyaroea it an ui auuatoiy
character, but was bound Io unbuilt.
Mr. O'Hrien inquired whether it was cot within the
knowledge of the Chair that, lu foimer Conrt'sees,
there were calls of tbe House even when it had been
ascertained that there was a quorum present.
The Spe.iker replied that that bad occurred where
gentlemen had declined to vote, and that while it w.is
allow:. bio nniter the iHles of the House. It was not al
lowable under the law, aud that he was not responsible
for Hie law.
Mr. Wood claimed the floor to offer a resolntlon. but
Mr. Walling insisted on his motion for avail or tho
Mr. ITsskins remarked that the Honse was operating
nnner tbe F.leoioi. Cuiuuitssion hiw, that Hie i'hair
has ascertained the ptesencu ot a quotum, anil that the
molioa lor a call oi tne Mouse snoinu not ne cum
laino'l. If a call of the Houe were to be allowed at
any time during the proceedings, then they could never
Thn sneaker The Chair has the right to find out
Whether mora is a quorum prcseDt.
Mr. Hnsklns No Kenlk-iuau has a light to claim that
thers Is no quorum present when the Speaker has ascer
tained that there ia.
Tho Speatcr There is a quorum present, bnt the
gentleman from Ohio i Mr. Wnlilugl is not willing to
utico toe statement oi ine i;nair.
Air. Walling I Olsclaim any reflection on the Chair,
but I have a riht to know whether there Is a quorum
preaent, and I riotnanu the yeaa and nays on my motion.
Ths yeas and nays were ordered and restated yeas
08. onya 109; so the call of the Honse was refused.
This little movement wu so far succexHiul as to have
oofunieu an hour and a quarter of time of the House.
It was followed by a motion t reconsider the vote,
and although Mr. Wood made the point of order that
such a motion coul.1 have no practical effect on legisla
tion, but was palpably and unquestionably a liltory
motion, it. was allowed by the .iBa Iter, who said he had
never ret ruled or decided, either by inference orotlu-r-fris,
that a motion to n contidt.r was a oilaloiy motion.
On the contrary, the Chair was very clear that wual the
House could do it oould undo by a motion to recon
sider. Mr. Hale moved to lay the motion to reconsider on tbe
tabie. Agreed to yeas 174. nays 05.
As soon as the veto was announced, a struggle for
recognition by theispraker was m-ido between Messrs.
Wood. Fopplotoii. Caolfield aud Mills, e.icii hnviar a
(imposition to submit, which each claimed to he of tho
liKhest privilege. It was made known in the courseof
tl.e colloquy, that the speaker, who had recomtiZKd Mi.
Wood ltoro the motion for ti:e call of the House, and
who afterwards learned that Mr. Foppleton, who pre
sented the objection to the certificate lrom Vermont,
sout for both of these prrnrloTioii, and arranged that tbo
resolution premirrd by ifr. WihmI ahould he offered hv
M r. Poppleton. who, tinder the usage, was first entitled
to the floor, aud Mr. Wood should move the previous
question unon It.
In the meantime, Mr. Caulfleld, who had failed In his
cCoita to ho recosulzed by the ( hair, hau led over to
Mr. Poppletou a rrwolntiuu which he had prcpari-d, aud
Mr. Poppleton scut it to the Clerk's dusk.
The tajjealrer suggested tuat action was hardly in con
sonance with the agreement made, hut Mr. rcppliton
replied that he nail boon a party to tho preparation ot
M r. Caullic Id's resolution, and that it hud direct refer
ence to the ohjoetlou to the certificate lioni Wrujout.
The Speaker, theroupoa directed it to ho reiti, and it
It recites in tho form of a preamble, that a ul"d
package, addressed to 'he President of the Keuat-e. pur
porting to contain the Klecioral vole of Vermont, was
delivered yesterday to the President of the fcenuta by
Mr. Hewitt; that it appears by a telcciam from the
Cerk of the fjnitod Slates Jdatrict Court of Vermont
that a duplicate of such return wis denonited lu that
oflice tho Llthuf December. IhTG; that such package
had bften made part ot the obji-etlou to the ceniriciue
of Vermont, anil atul remained uiioofiied, and that ob
jection can Dot ho considered uutil such package is
opened according to law; that such parkaf;o is retained
by tho President or Secretary ot the Mcuale, and
therefore resoiving that the refusal of the Freq
uent of the Semite to open such package in
the presenco of the two houses wai a vi
olation of the law and of the privileges of tho IIou.se.
and until such package ahalt be opened, thecounimi; of
the vote can noi proceed turther, according to the Con
stitution and law, and that the Senato be rcqucit l to
meet the Houe In Joint soiHion. so that such pjc.iiatre
way be opened, and the proceedings had thoreon ac
cording to law.
As the Cloik finished reading the resolntlon the
Speaker announced the opening of a new leisii.tlve
day, and tho noiuy pussiou anil tumult ot tbe hour were
stilled for a few brief momenta, while prayer was
Tho stillness was ot brief dura'lon, for wMI the
CWk was reartlnir. tho journal Mr. Springer ascer
tained that the Clcilc wa omitting, as usual, the de
tailed statement of papers, votes, ic. and ln-intcu that
tho jonrnal should be read ui full. That demand, the
Hpeaker stated. It would' to Impoasihle to comply with,
for the papers, detailed votes by yeas and nays. Ac.
were not copied into trie Journal. At all fcveuta the
Speaker refused to entertain any question until the
reading of the Journal was completed, and Mr. springer
wailou for that. Then he niovpd that the Jou:ri:il
corrected bv inserting, after the statement that Piper
submitted the report on the coolie question, the report
Mr. Wood nnrtorroog to get over tho difficulty by
moving to suspoud the rules, and dispenau with the
reading of tbo Journal.
The yeas and nnya were called, and the motion was
screed to yeas 173, nays H5.
WheD the result was annonooed, Mr. Wood, of New
York, raised the poiut of order that nothing waa com
petent for the lloue to Co but to proceed to consider
the obloction to Vermont, and that the proposition of.
fered hy the gentleman from ObioiMr. PoppletonJ was
not in order.
Mr. Canlfleld asreert that nothing was 1n order bnt to
proceed to the consideration of the objections, nniejia
there was an impediment in the way uf Mich confedera
tion. Such an impediment had arisen. The gentleman
from Illinois t Mr. Springer! had, yesterday, oltvred an
objection, which had been accompanied by a certificate,
and the Vice Provident had refused to open thr.t certifi
cate. The resolntlon which had rcen offered slmp'.v
asked that the Peuare be not. fled that the Home would
lie ready to receive that hodv in Jolut senslon for the
purpose of opening that oortineAte.
Mr. Heiidee, ot Vermont, called attention to the fact
that the clerk of the Court to whom tiie aocond certifi
cate was delivered was a Democrat.
Mr. Hooker argued against the point of order, and
stated that the real question waa whether the certifi
cates from Vermont were single or dual in their char
acter. 1 f tbey were dual, tho point of order did not ap
ply, and it was tbo duty of the President of tho Senate
to open and submit the parkage presented to him yes
terday. Mr. Reagan supported the point of order and armed
agaiuat tbe resolution aa proposing a new question
which bad not been presented to the Joint meeting of
the two houses.
He expressed his great regret that, wbere his aide of
the House had good, valid. suhaf.intial objections to
tho Klectoral counts any other objections, which conld
not command the respect ol the party or the country,
had been made.
After some further discnasion. the Speaker said:
"With my beat respect for all partios concerned, the
Chair considers that tne great mistake
and wrong was committed yesterday in
the Joint session of the two bonsi-s,
in this, that tbe presiding officer refuaed to receive,
even for opening, reading and information, a package
whioh bad all the surroundings of an authentic paper,
in respect to an Klectoral vole of the titate of Vermont.
Tho Chair doos not think That lu eny aap.ct of thla r.me
be would be called nuon to rale that tne action of the
presiding officer of the Joint Convention, ye.'tfrd iy,
was wrong. He does not think he nowwsos the power,
nor doe he believe. In a technical ar?iae, that the
action of the Joint Con venuou can be reviewed in this
Honse to the manner proposed; and yet there ia above
all a fact oa which this matter rest. That fact la
whether thin tioUMa ahoull have po?.ession of this
pspcr. To that extent, and to that extent only, the
Chair tbmics that tbo resolution ot ths gentleman from
Illinois Mr. CanJflel'lJ is in oriler."
Wnilethe Hpexxor ma Delivering this opinion, there
was It dUDuocuce or ids uproar, wnicn nan neen in
izrs; S;y, but ss soon as
he had got through the solas and contusion began to
prevail again, ana in a snort uuis tne storm had in
creased to a gaie.
Tbe central point of it was the question whether before
a two-hours' discussion oomnicnced the President of
the Senate should be called upon to send back to ths
Honse for tbe paokagea produced yestorday bv Mr.
Hewitt, andaubouued with Mr. Springer's objections to
Thn Speaker did all that was In bis power to get the
Honse into the regular channel of business, and ho re
fused to entertain an appeal from his ruiing. His res
olutonnsa laaoed the opposing elements Into fnry.
Messrs. Stringer. O'hrlen, Caolfloid. Sparks aud Pop
pleton wers all addressing the Speaker at once, and
worrying him and tho House with all sorts or questions
and ohjeciiODS. They were suddenly Joined by
Mr. Bo. lie, of New York, who, in tbe most excited
manner, protested against tiie action of the Sneaker,
and who. in onier to make himself mors conspicuous.
Jumped up on his seat and from thero gesticulated
wild.v. shontlng at the top of his voice rxureesions
which in the uproar and excitement wore entirely un
intelligible at the reporter's deak.
At this time every uiember on tbe Democratic Side
and nearly every one ou the Republican aide was rot
bis feet. Tbe storm, however, was euarely oouaued to
the Democratic sitlo of the chamber. The liopubli
cana merely participating as spectators.
Tho galleriej were ciowdod to their
utmost capacity, and so wers thu spaces at the back of
the outer low of seats, and from theite, as well as from
the desks of the memhers. cume murmurs and load
hisses as this wild scene was enacted.
Tne Sargeaut-at-arms, armed with bia mace of
office, appeared in the most disorderly pori inn of tho
aascmhUgo, and Boeoe stemied c.own from bia elevated
po.sition.aud uddresned the sueakr in a more uiodmate
tone from his own place. Thn the spaces behind ine
outer row of desks were seated by degree, the storm
lulled, aud although there were some lesser renewals
of it. the Speaker piamiircd. nt about 2 u'cltx-.k. in
laanchnig the fious fairly into the two-bouis' diacua
sion on tbo Vermont obiociians.
1'he debate was openeu by Mr. Poppleton. who soon
yielded to enable Mr. Hewitt, of New York, to relate
how he had come into poxsession ot the package, pio
duceil by him yesterday, anil iiow ho bail last H'-en it tn
portseaaion of tha Seorolary of tiio Senate, who elated
that ii waa tho proprry ot y,r. Fovrv. and that be pro
poned, as a Irtond of Mr. Feiry, to rotain it.
After a good deal ol colloquy in regard to what bad
become of tho p:;por, a nit mentor from t;e Seuatecame
iuto the hall anil tendered ih package to Mr. llowit t,
who refused to roceivo it, and tiieituion anuoiinco.l the
fact to tha House. No immediate actloo w-ia taken lu
1 he young lad who crnied the pack ige retained it in
bis poRHessitm, and tool: u Heat, aw;.iring the uction of
the lious, aud the fli icuanioii procee.iod. Mr. Hendeo
explaining th.t the case ot Vet oioi.t wis only a minor
f-nn of the ci.e iu Oiegon, the exception being that iu
Oieon Mr. Civniu hail tho c rtihcuttinf the t.overuor,
while Air. Aliliich. claiming to he au Kloclar in the
Vermont cose, bad riot, but acted eultrely on bis owu
Tho merutiera who participated In the discussion
wore Messrs. Joyce, Hemleo, Iiennisou. Poppielou,
Monroe. Hooker, Money, Wilson, of Wcat Virginia,
MuIhIi, HuvniMid ami Levy.
'Mi: (.arfiehi read a leiter from Mr. Oorham, Secre
tary of the Scnati.. saying that ho put the package
purporting to be the icond certificate, in his pocket,
as tho paefcaer looked nko a private communication,
but liein Mltnoiual-.-d thill his r.'ccplion or M nuriit bo
coiistriicii a r-conticii of it by I'l evident l'c:iy, he
look it from hio pocket ami placed it ou ttio dek, aud
BUiro that tn.io he h:-.s rot s: ( n tno pnekoue.
Mr. Hewitt remarked that the Imckjae had been
luoui'tt to him by a messenger from the Semite, who
wonld not tell from whoia ha recoivo-1 it.
The speaker axked Mr. nar.luld to suspend his re
marks till order Wi!S rest ired.
Mr. Cari'lclrt J will wait till AJax i'.d tho other
chiefs have quieted their Ironhle.. I After a pnu.el
Th :e is no nrctenso or claim Hint, under ilie law. the
1'r; Mideut of the Senato ought to receive a pai r under
encr, cr.cufit;iiici-. 1 nere im no Hinnature 0u tne uacx
of Ihe ppi-r utnhoi-izfag it. For alight we know, it if
another ni.ick cerlillcaio. It anylo:ly bus heeu de
ceived hy Ilie pretense that wo ounht to have a paper
oteue'J iu tuts House coining in 6tica a loiinilalHiul,
unauthorized war, lot a:l Mich p:-et"iises he cleared
awuy, and let tiiem voto wilh a knowled:; ot the f;.ct
11. at tne r.oiution Is simply a vole to frevent a count,
aud to hung ns into aoarenv.
Mr. Stone, who was one of the tellers, stated that bo
saw the secretary of the Sennto Ihlow the packaee
it-ider the d 'Bk and among tho rubhisti. That ho Mr.
Stonei immediately w ioto a note ( i Mr. Hewitt, and
that Mr. liewiit and ho had a conveisHtiou. during
which he saw tho Secretary take the package lrom
under tho ocsk and pjt it in hi.i pee -cel.
The di-cuaioii waa closed bv Mr. Fi(ltl. who ex
prtfsed his deep regret that the liayhnd been consumed
in an attempt to rectify the mistake of tne Pres .tent of
the senate, an egrraiocs mistake which thenicnity aril
se't-rCfU'ect cf the House compelled it to rectify, if lies
fcihle. Ho would not go into any qiictriion ahont the
vote of Vermont, whether it waa pocd or bad, or
whoiUer the pap'-r we.s of any voluo; ail that he knew
was that a qneetion h;nl arisen resjwtinc it, winch tne
President ol the beunte bad assumed to decide for him
self. He denied thnr the President of the Satiate had any
power to do anything except to keep order and to no
what had been comuiiited to him oicler the Kelctorai
I aw. hikI ail knew that tln was tho very question
that lay at the foundation of the riebateFi on the sul'ject.
From the beginning of tho seaaion it had teen main
tained by the Republicans that tho President of the
Senato could count the vote, and on th.it they had
stitred op the country, had subsidized the prpg. had
procured legal opluions, aud what baa1 they conic to
at laoL 'lhe Sonata itself hid iu solemn
debate ropiuliatvl the dnrtrii.e as not
w-oi-th one rnoinnnfa consideration. and
the Provident of the rmtod states, in a solemn mes
sage to Congress, ilecl irod that never m the history of
the Government has tho Presul.'nt of the Senate as
sumel to decide any question. That olticial did now
asanme to dicido this questou. whether or not that
w as 1 lie return to he opened by hirn. 11 tho mernners
of the Jluuse consented to that let them look to the tu
ture. Ohila vriucifnis was a rule of ni-udeic and a
rule of law. The Commons of Jvneland had gr.iiic:! the
liberties ol the Kngiish people, which hud made the
Anglo-Saxon race tiio glory of the earth, bv standing
nil the Hinallcut question that eonceri.ed their libertt-.
So the Hou.su of i'pi .'?uiulivert should not give up
oue Jot or tittle of its ri;lits. It was the duty of
President or the Senate wheu thxt paper whs bofore
him, to submit the question, ii ho had aiiv rtou.t ationt
it. to tl.u two houses, and tl:o only remedy uw was to
invite tri in bnck to open tho pajir in tfo pre.-once of
both houses. If there weietno returns bom Vetmout
they should go to the Klectoral Commission. He hp
rejlod U members to deal with the question, not .ia
Dtiuocrats nor as Kepuh!ius. hut aa guardians ot thu
rights of the House iu tne fc!:ectoral count.
in reply to a question by Mr. Caie, ho said that there
was no tmio fJod by law in which s certificate must be
Mr. noar Ts th?re not a aonrce fixed by law through
w inch rho retiirna shall cornet
Mr. Field It Is not fixed by law. Yon men, yon
Judges. Iiave decided that tho law can nor contravene
the Constitution, nor can congress make u law that
binds the Si:iua. Con-jres could Pot do it and ha3 not
done It. It passed thn law cf 17P;2. that certificates
should he sent in hy the first iViMinesfhiy In I-'ehmary.
aud ii uot, tho secretary of srato should send for tnem.
He email acini for taem at any linio hotore iho two
bona;. mot. That Ihe lw. It It w-s not repalod 'ov
this Klectoral Commission law. which d- clan a that ;.li
cei trficates. yrul papers purjioi ting to he ueitjhcatcs,
which ohall havo been received, shall he opened. I
bave auswered the objection that this cortincato has
not been received, because it ought to have heeu
received; in po'iit of fuct it was leceived in
your presence. It was delivered hy the member lrom
New York ( Mr. Hewitt) to tho lr siileutoi the Senate.
Was it for him to reject it I Are tho ropicset.tativoa of
the people to auhm t to t hat f Are Itcpiihlicaus to sub.
mit to u 1 If you do. look out for lHl. Let this Kouso
put down its hep' at once and forever ou tho dociiion
that tho i'reaitlent of iho senato is auythiua more than
tho presiding ollirpr, the gcardian ot tho credentials
until they are opened, and that it is his duly to ojh.ii
them and submit to the two houses every question tJtat
The debate being closed, and the qiteatfon hein? on
the resolution ottered by air. Poppleton, Ml. Ruutt
moved the following aruniimeiit :
'Itesa' ved. That lliia House requires that the p icVago
tendered l.y tne member from New York iMr. Hewitt)
to the President of the Seuate in the piesenco of Iho
two houses, yeoterd.ay, and pu-porting to be a certifi
cate of the Electoral votes for President and Vice
Pretsidotit from tho state of Vermont, shall bo oneued
by the President of the Senate in the presence ot the
two houses, and. Ii found to be such, n certificate of Iho
same shall lie submitted, together with tue crltiicate
read in the presence of tho two houses, io tho
Kiectoial Commission, for Its Judgment ami de
cision, and tliac the Peltate be requested to
niako a like otder requiting the President of
tho Senate to open such package in tho present e
of tho two houses, and tiiat until such oiunr be m..le
the House will not be rraily to ntoi't tiio Senate and
pinoecd with Ihocouctof rho Klectoral votes."
As tho vote prorrresoed on thlo resolution, nnd ns
there was an appaienl prospect ol its having a maioritv
m its favor, tho roost intense crit..ment pievntled
throughout the ball, 'i ho Conservative mnoibcis on-vers'l-With
eHi'h oilier in grouos. and e!isseil gonei
aliy tho conviction that tho adoption of tno resolution
wou'.d vrecipitatesnarchy end revolution.
At the close of Ihe roll-call a rumor prevailed that
tho resolurit.n wns carried, but gradually, as member
after member, who had been out when their names
vole called, or who bad withheld their votes, rose, and,
iu respoiiHo to tho second call, responded "No." tho
gloom was tllssin.ir.cd. aud gave place to a very per-
.ei.ul.'le leenugof toller.
Finally the vote was announce.! as yeas 116, nays
The following la the vote in detail:
Hamilton of Inrt.
Hamilton of N.J.
Harris of Vs.,
II o.i so.
, H inttoiireys.
Jones of N. Y.,
Jonc of Ky.,
Lsuiler ot InL,
I nt I i oil.
Phillips of Mo.,
Roii ry. J as. It.,
Hewitt. H. if.
Ha;-ley. J. H.
Uuiuhard of Wis.
Kohbins of Pa.,
Kohbina of IS, C,
SI em on a. 'a.
SmIUi or Ga,
Vauce of N. C,
Walker of Vs.,
W oils of Mo.,
W hit thorns,
Williams of A Ix,
W ilson, W.Vs,,
Clark of Ky..
Clarke oi i:o..
Lagloy. Geo. A.
Kaker. N. Y,
He i ford,
Landers, Conn, Tbrootmorloa,
Lspbam. Townsond. N. V
Lawrence. Townsend. Peua
Lomoiue, Van Vnrbea,
Lynch. Wallace, 8. O..
Magixm, Wailaoe, I'euu.,
Me l.ml, Wells, Miss.,
Muru, W hi Mag,
NeaL Williams. K. Y..
Mew, Williams, A. 8.
Oliver, Williams. Wis,
O'Neill, Williams, Del..
Packer, Williams, W. D.
Phillips, Kan., Wilson, Iowa,
Plerco, Wood. Peon.,
Pouted, Wood. N. Y..
Piatt, Wood burn.
Powell, . Yeates 144.
Mr. Hopkins then offered as an amendment tbe reso
lution just reicrtod, except Hint it oiuit'e I the liinse ss
to tho count not being proceeded with. It was de
feated by exactlv tho same votv lit", to lid.
Mr. lAnemovod to reconsider the vote.
A poiut ot order was raised that under the operation
of tho previous question such a motion whs not ia
order, bnt tbo speaker, while oproooing scrau U ubt ou
tho subiect, decided to entertain thu motion.
Mr. H ale moved to lay the motion to reconsider oa
tbe table. Agree.-! to yeas 17 1. uays KO.
Mr. Worst offered an amendment that tbe vote of
Klector Solace be not counted.
Mr. W ailing moved to lay it on the table.
A point of order was made that the motion to lay on
the table was not in order, as tins was the mam ques
tiou on which the vote must bo takeu under the I lc
In the the courno of discussion on Ihls point Mr. Wll.
sou, ot Iowa. Uecitired that, it Ihe If ouso Intended to
execute the law. it wouta bo absolutely necessary to
adopt tne resolution cut ting off ail lilibustaring.
Mr. Walling replied that when fraud is law. nil.
blistering la patriotism.
Mr. ilantMW'k Teailors never practice patriotism.
The Spealt.T overiuicil lhe point ot order, but the
motion was rojecte'L
Mr. Walling tin ii moved to reconslilor Ihe Iant vote.
Mr. Wood made the same miut of ord'T, that it was
a d lutorv m.itmn, slid made with that intention.
The speaker overruled the point of ord.'r. and enter
tained iho motion, on tl-e ground that it wao s rcpular
motion under the rule., ucuuiug the disposition of too
mam quo itian.
The n.otiou to reconsider was rojecicd. Yeas, C4;
The question recurred on Mr. Wood's amomlmeiit as
a substitute t tint too vote of M r. solace bo not counted.
Mr. Cauitlold lntei-posed a poiut ol older, wliicli was
ovrruled by too chair.
Ho then iiiHistO'l on having tho original resolution
TMr. Poppieion'ai read, tint iu that, fo. tie was over
ruled, the speaker Mating that the in ,gmal lesoiutioa
w is not now b.cro tho House, and the voto proe.cel-d.
i'ne substitute w.is anooteil -voas 'JMI. uses VJ tho
Icopublic-tnsdcenilag It the host policy to vole for It.
Another tli'siory motion, iu tho ohapo of a mot.xn t
rt.-roin-rlcr, was matte hy Mr. O'Htieu, uutl waa la.d on
the tattle yeas 171, liavs fl(i.
Tho question recurrui't on the adoption of the resold.
tiou as a'uenilcd.
Mr. Vsnci. of Ohia. moved to lay it on the tahlo.
Loet yeas t. nays lsl.
Auotlier uiotloa to it-consider was made l;y Mr. M -re.y.
and was laol on the lal'to yo:is 170. nays 40.
1 his brought ihe House at laf -!i:Mt) I'. M. to a vote
on Mr. Pojq 1 -t.urs reoi'itioti. aa ntiieti Iv1 by Mr.
Wood's aiihsr.itii:c. that is, last tho vote of Solla-ce be
Mr. Wailinti endeavored to Interpose further delay
in the shape of a request tfi it ho bo excused lrom vot
ing, which the Speaker roiuHisl io entertain, and an tip.
peal f:o:o the monjT of tne Chair, which tho Speaker
a. ao reloscti to entertain, anil so tho roll-call procoi'dtMl,
and it resuito-l yeas lit .", tiavs vii.
The dens-oil of tho iJoiwo was that Soll.'.ca's vote be
Most of the nepubiicrns vote l with tho malorllv, for
tbo purpnae of oooi.tr I ringing the quesrion to a diets.
Tliero wmi Inn otic more inol ton lctl for tint minor. tv.
run Hut was to reconsider the last vote. It who matte
by Mr. Clark, of Missouri, aud was laid ou the tahlo
i ens 177. nays oil.
ihis point was reached at 10.-1.'. so that tho House
bad spent uvi-i twelve hours In tho Mruggin
M r. o'litien tlx n attempted to offer au tinier that lhe
Senate he notMietl, the intention being to spcad a
couple of hours ljimo over that, but tint Speaker re
fused to recognize Inm for tubt pnrpofto. Mint said:
The Chair lias allowc.l a vote of tho llotiss on
every legitimate legislative uioiion. aud now the
House is itrotiiiht to the following paiagtauli
in the law; ''When tho two houses have
vnfed they si-all immediate! again meet, and the
piesltlmg olurer s'lalt then announce the dcci.Moii ou
the question submitted." Tho Senate has riotili-o ths
House, in regard to it action on tho o'tjcctions to tlio
certificate ftoni Veimont. Tho House baa now loathed
its judgment on the.se objections, and duty is matiiM
toiy oa tho l ball to i.ot::- tho Soualo of thai but.. tAp
piauso.1 M t. O'Unen '"I bore fore. I offer this order.
'I ho Speaker "Tha Chair can not outi rtain It."
Mr. Sptii'aer "1 Crsirci Io stihuiil tho proposition
ttiat the PresiOt iit of the Senato bo req'ittst.al to bring
wita tiim a ritiplteMo it torn." ISfiouls ol "obeet."i
Mr. t 'tix-"There is lit use ill rioleaviiriag to p'evoni
the Speaker counting tu Mr. Hayes at ovcit."
The Spcakor "Uontbrnion. you titmt: i,ot object. Tha
Chair baa no authority tu loct'ive any such motion."
At 11 o'clock the S.iujt'iri en terot tho tmll. and the
action ot each l-cusc ou the obit c.tiou having been ic.td,
tho pi csitluig (.liit-e-l anuoilnccl that ' lhe two funis"
not coiiciiiiing of hcrwise" Iho Klectoral vnt-ivt of Ver
mont would be coon ttvi. mid they woie, thoiufoie, de
clared :h five lor Hayes an I Whccljr.
Then the certificate of Virginia was road, nnd H e
vottts of that-st ilo woro announced us olevou lor Til
dcu slid lleiulricks.
The votes of West Virginia woro next annoiinool aa
five foi Tiltien and lloiiiiricks.
Then camo the last. St it", tho state of Wisconsin,
with ten votes lor Hares and Whee!r.
The certificate t i i.-t! oiisin having neon road, M r.
Lynile rrcsont''d objis lions aintsl hy S.tnatoi Itar.
liiiui, Mcllou-ild. Kelly, l tM;.t.r an I .1 -mil altin. sntl
Iteinosent-i'ivcs Lvnilo, Iturch.tid, Phillips. Tucker,
Kpiiniicr, Kico, Vance, Young and M oi oy, to counting
the vol: t.f hunlt-l W. IMwus. otio of Iho Klct tos htr
ttio Slate of W isconain, liecitoso be bold the olltco of
Pension Surgeon ami Kiniiunig Surgeon tor tne
pension oiUee prior fo .November 7. 1 HV'i, fhedty
of tho Pre.-.idcntiat election, and oil the bill id Dt'4-eni.
lier. IH7t, on whieh day ho asstilnttti to cast. Ins vote its
aa h lector, sod thai sattl oillro whs au r nice or profit
and trust, and that oaitt liowns couhi not, then boo, ls
constif itfiopally appointed an Kh-ctoi far the stale off
W isconsin, or volt as such uu tier the Constitution of
tiie I lulled SlftteS.
That ssid Downs was nor therefore duly appointed an
Kit dor for said .state suit that his votu c-iu uot bo con
Tbe Senate hi 1 1 :2' retired to its cl-nniloT. so that
tlio hoiis might separately consider aud tit 1-crmioo
t!ic ohJ -t:lio:is.
as Stioii tie the Bonnie withdrew, Mr. Mills rose to
question of privilege, and stmt up a rttsolulioii to ho
Mr. f.iittrcll Interposed with a motion tor a rectos,
but an hseq ueii tlv withdrew it to anow .Mr. Mills' rto
lotion to be icatl. It wra read, asioltows;
"Whereas, On the "tn day of November, 1S70, an
election was held iu tl.o several siat. for KleciotH for
11 esn'.eul anil Vice I'l esuleiii. i:t which election s ins.
Ji.rify of aatd Kloctois favorable Io tho o!o tiou ol S:tm.
n.-l J. Tutlen for l'rcei-len t., ami 1 hoaiss A. flonpnek
for Vice 1'ienidcnt, were duly and coutuiulmuslly
"Whereas. Pelnrna of said election In the Slates off
Louisiana and Florida were titily mane to Hut ollicuis tn
Haiti states whooi- duty tl was under too law t.i agjriv.
gate tho vjtes sntl col tiiy ttio iiaiuoa ot the Klecfcoia
"Whereas. Said returning officers wl'lfnilv. rorrupflv
anil fiatitiu'cntiy suppr oo-srd l.'io voles tif those KlitcioiS
who were duly ami Icualiv tilccteti. ami falsely and
f i airiult-ntl v crt iTf-c.t to tlio olot-rioii of prr&on whe
were ttefcat:sl at tint hallol-hox: ami
"Wheieas, Tlio tiavei-tioro ot mid states falsely sntl
fraudulently gave rerntica'es ef election to oai-l per-ho-is
w ho writ defeated, ar.tl refused theiii to tleiss fier
Bolts who woro tee. -toil; anil
".V'ht:rt-.as, Said false anil frau.llllolir Cnrlinrato wore
referiod lo a Commission, tl investigate anil retioit t
Congieos f ho truu constitutional Kiot lor u votes of uaid
" h"iei:s. Said Cotnm'K ioti infused in investitrata
tho uuoiitlou as to woo worn tho tine conttllutiontl
Kit-i-tats, choson by tho qujhfl.sl voters of said stairs;
"Whereas, It appears, in tho contit of the Klectoral
votes iu the presence tit tti.'t senate and the llouseor
i.eprc.-telitafives. that, on a ie-c nltll of Said frauds In
.'ipint asiui; tlio true voto, aud cert. frm if to i-ilstt vot -a,
sat. no I J. I il lcn. aiiho'igli havim; received a mn)oriif
of tho Klectoial votes oast at the b.iJiot-Ooxt-H in sev
eral of the States, litis not a majority In said joint
count of Hll tho i-.h'ctors apiHjiuU-.i in accordance with
the it" tiis of'tho t 'otiKlltitiioii: a. nl
"Whereas. Uiitbrnorti I). Haves has not received a
niajot'i 1 v ot the coustiiutto .ai I It-cors. duly and leg i.lr
anpoliitttd. mid the coiiliiinoicv inovittetl lor by the Cmi
sltuli"U hating liaiiM-ic(i.woeii It tos-ame-s yoiiul- off
tho Houso of ilcfot'-entatives totirteO'-d iituoedl.ilolr
t.i Hi" flofttou f a I'roHi ii't-t of tho United states tor
tiio piiauiug lour yens: thereloro,
"K'tsolvwl, bv the Houso of lletirnaontalivrs. That
eaid Houso will proctNI pnine.h itel,. tu ohediitnco
tin. Com.titulioii, to chooi-o a Pit-hitieiit from the pei
sons having lhe highest number ot votes, not exctodiug
tnroo. on the listol II10.1O vop-.d lr as riesbioiii.
Mr.' I.ytitlo was iet-o::ni.cil hv the Sfieaker iititn ob
jector t.) the Wi.'otisin vote, and ottered a ri-..oliil ion
1 hat tho voto of I low lis be not count-"!, because he ho-il
an office of trustautl pioflt .Hitler the Putin! status.
B'.il was thort foro uot .const iluLuin.illy appuiiitotl aa
M r. Mills then offered his aa a sabstltnf.o.
At this point (1 1411 P.M.I a mo:saco trnin the Monata
ancopiiced that lhe tlfectio:i Icul not been sustsineit.
Tho anno:. iic.eineiit was groetod witn very gensial
chipping of hands on the Kopuoiiean sidaol the ilousa
ami ill tho gallflies.
This demonstration annoyed the mom Iters on the
Dpiiiim 1 itK-. side ot tne House, who Uciuauoetl the
cleailnn of tho ralleries.
Tno Hponker tt.rect'sl tho lolihioa to be closrel. list
siihuiituitf 10 the House the quoolioo as ! clearing tba
ratlcrios, and theie was 4 very derailed m.-Jorily agalneS
Mr. Lyuds ibnn moved a rccesa till 10 o'clock to moc
lew niorning. Hej H3il '.)'t to 14n.
At l'J:W Mr. Wttotl, ot Lew Vork, mode a piopost.
f ton that the If ouso rake a rorepa tilt 10 o'chick l mor
row, ami that at 1 o'clock a veto aliall be taken oa tha
mam quest-Ion. but thore wers objections to
it, ana a scone of nproar anil confusloa
eusuotl, lasting for several minutes. In the course ef
which Mr. Iliscktiuin eiclainiod that I'l ntay. II u
mnn's Hay, had hoou iisiterod in as a fit Cay tu witless
the roiisutiimation of the vim-icy aud Minnlal
of this proceeding, and Mr. O'Krlnn (lctl c listed
Mr. Wood, of Now Yoik. as the high pnost f
toe pepiibllcan nsrfv. and waa himself designated br
Mr. Hsr.lson, of Illinois, as the small pnost ot tbo
Mr. Wood then declared flint if his proposition was
not assented to bo would never leave tbe bsil ooitl tba
ooui.'t was floiBhod.
At I o'clock the two-hoars debate on tha olJeetioa
Mr. Mills msde a snoooh In favor of hla rooluUoa. m
which lie clnr;itveriT,d the roprosiiiatlvea of the
American poonle as ooworiug In the dost.
Trie P9"?pl. ae said, dare maint-ttn it' tor rights, hut
the pc-o;le'a reprosentatlvt s flare r.ot do ee,
Tbelr lathers. If thoy could look dowa
nnon th.m from Iteavon. woaid be ssbmsoa
so aee them so ;tiog before a despot who only curst