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TIIENAHONAL-REPUBLIGAN
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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN
'rHBI38IIED DAILY.
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TBI S1T10IAL StTDSLIClkT
Is petllekea every BtorBlaf (oaadeya exaoptad) by If.
i.ktntleiaVCo.,10 lll.lk alraat, aad la faralaWt
to eakeerlbers (by earrlera) al 75 coBta per saoalk.
Mall eakeerlkere, IS.00 per aaaaai HOT for el
oalael aad ,1 CO for tkroe saealae, lwUtlf In
os. rtvo ooplee oao year, MS. 00.
Basle eopfoe, S aoale, ;
tng VTIIXLT KATI0 IX, IiruSLICAJl
la pakllskad every Friday seoralaf f Oka eopy oao year.
1 O0 Tbrse eaplea oee year, tAOOl Tea ooplee oae'
yasriison.
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. Irery otter ley edvorllMieoaBS, Mi oeat. till
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ft Mr
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este.
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muoaat.
Editorial BAtla M mU ar Hal. Mih laaartla.
ZiOMl BOtlOOe ) OOBte Mfl llB, Mk IkMrttVS
AdvemaeBMate milini(l(ki keadaof Vf Bale, Tor
ale, Fof Beat,LeelBaelfoaae, OBelaeartroB,Bm aaata
per llaoioabeeqeOBftlBaarttoae kali prlto,-
li Dim or leae eeoatltate a oqeere ,
Advorttaeraeete aboard be kaaded la before 'klBe
0'eloakB.BL, " 1
Vol. vr.
WASniNOTON CITY. D. C. FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 18, 1860.
NO. 110.
i
1 nOPOHAIig,'
TITAYOR'S OFFICE,' WASHINGTON.
J.TJL ArBalx,lses-rroreeeiBter,redlageadpeT-.
' """sewey of SlKtk aliMl weal, ma Ike
artk aide of 11 UrMi aorlb to tko aortk aide of L ilral
SStL ?i" M "1" ' i 11 o'eloo ,
MOSJ DAT, April tee SM. laetaat, wUk atoaee elaallar to
fJ! . ' "" '"'I " M over
Uhler leae teas Ire laakaa li llutlu.ul hiii
laabee deep.
oiva.ra will BIBie Ik pnee MT eOBBre yard Tar pBV
If . tu. ... ... . tl-,.7 .L. T t f .
..,...... .-ir-v.t-.v:: r.. -.-.":rT"
tbe lul time. Bad laeu covered wllk 0rH sEarp aaad i
the trade lo ke doao It tka eatlra eaUeraeUoa of ika
Coaamlae oser ( Ika r.artk ward, u Ika Aeeletaal
CouialealeBerr a. bit. IU be rerelrel aoleae Ika
ffWi' Mru, ere kaowa la bo reepoealkle, Tk
rlibt la .j. ,u k.j, i, ,
...,;j,br:T.Vik.:,' .
.""'.a-Vbiu,
vv """ r. t roarth. ward.
vI'aS. n nTBRUIQLI.
aplJ TOBiTbU
mmm nunifl,
abUtaatConnleeIoara,
pROPOALSJPOR SEWER.
Matok' Omci iprlt 10, IMS.
.opUtwin trclT4b7lkaWnlnlitl)lfl
titMK BL , mi DAT, April 30tk, Tor bU4li f Mwer
It 1 BlrMt iortb, bctwvii Slith id Nrtith itntU
we-., to VOIINI Wl U MWtril lllll VttMl Wtt.
Tt iinr will b f lrUr U frm I tli Uilda dlfttaa
tor wUl IxthrM fL.hwivlltiUUebw ! tbtekiflMf
Ibalaildt botUM f tb MffwlllMBHlAt tb )
kid bottom of tb Mfir ! Slxlk UtMt, d roi part
11 wltb th prvMat rrkdt of I itratt.ktftdaplh of tboat
12 ftt, la the U.IJ botWoi r tb Hrtr
Blddtn will iUl ika prl pr JlMsi foot far tb
'', wblh kU IiIid 11 zTfttloi kid lUiir,
lb eBrtl bidder tr bidder U ba mpoxlbl for kit
dinif m doi ta tb wklr or ii plp, d ur kl
di.l eitwi U tb coaitraet'oi of lk work,
Tfao rtf ht to rolMl ktr or all bUa wtlt ba roaomd.
Spocllcailoaa iu ba aaai ti th CammUalokai'ktoom.
Cltj Hall, otarydar from 10 to 1J o'clock, or at kor
tin, by talllaff oa tbo Convlaaloaar of tb Tortb
" J 1MB J J CiMFBILL,
W4 am I V a U Urn
ConailHloaar Poartb Ward,
T B 8K0WJT,
XaaUtaal CoanlMloaara
pllWftnt
HiorosALs Fon laying w;Tpn
tutus. .Aian
JS "' - Ornea, Cirr Uau, I
faalail rropoaala.
"'TiaaTfli. Inrll IBM I
:-iz' zi ,.i."" .
oa Ika .aval-
i.in,.nu. fii.wr m.iaa, wui oa ra
?.'!!'' ifJl" " aa aalll aoaa oa IXlDlr. Ika 151k la
'??"""" .arlaoatar nataa will ka ...
?.n. f '".' wl" "" PaalfT oa Ika aaTalaM,aal
KiS. ' ' l,ld. "' 1alrlal Ika lid la lor
til. " tU" 41"rlu. wkUk ara kaaaaai aa follow.,
' ,.l""RIOT KUMBIR OKllaalaiaa all tkat pari ol
lkaeltDortkeftka Ckaaapaaka aad oklo aaaal aad
Cllr aaaal, aad Waal of Saraatk atraal Waal
DISTBIUTMUHaiHTWOIaalndaa all Ikal part of
tka altr aortk aad aankaaat of Ika aaaal. aad. aaal of
, taawo.laldaarsaraatkalraal wait
DlfTBIOT B0UUIB TIIBU1 Ucladaa all Ikal ,rl of
Ikaclir klak lakalwaaa tka caaal aai Ika rilvmm
aad Ika Clara Braaek. w
SpaelSauloaaaadronoaofprapaaalaaiu aa kU lr
appllcau.a la Ika Walar KriUlrarVTad, a,,k v.roroa.1.
th!U.1!l0aii',it-,i'.r'rt" wlttkk raaalrad from
apa din . HlCHgj wiLLicH, Major
pitOPOSAL'j for 8KWER.
nr.in pn'nrv ' Orrici, April J, IMS.
liaad aalll li .' will la nrolrod lr Ika aadar
iKi ...i V '' . "AT, tki uih dar of
S...r 11.1b laa balldlaf of a Tkraa-fool Barral
tklcka.u - alaaaatar ) Ika walla to ka alaa laakaa la
aadCoar aa 1 alraataorlk, balwaaa Poanaaatk atlut
kaiidi, -aaalcal araaaa, to aoaaaat wltk Ika aawar bow
ui , .1 la roanaaalk alraat, la aaoordaaoa wllk tka
S ' .pprarad Jalr V, 1H3, to kara klaa kolaa aad
.. aaa-trapa wllk ularal Sawara from aaakeoraara aa
4a Coinmlaaloaara of tka Tlral aad Sacoad warda nar
allraat.
bldlara will atala Ika prlao par Uaaal fool for tka
Tkraa (ool Sawar, par llaaal fool for tko Latarall,
'alaklraa laakaa laalaa dlanalar, foar laakaa wallat par
Tra aaak, par klaa.kolo ak,wktak akall laalada
allvcaTalloaa,kat ka ; tka aaeaaaafal klddar or kid
dara to la raapoaalkla for all damagaa doaa to f aa or
watar plpaa, aa will nora fallr appaar la Ika apootflaa
lloaa. Tka rlirkt to dacllaa aaj or all propoaala, akoald II ka
daamad for Ika talaraalof tka CorporaUoa todoao,la
ra.arvad.
tpaalSeattoaa caa ka aaaa al tka ofdao of tko Cooimli
aloaara of luproranaata ararr dar katwaaa 10 o'clock
a m. and IS n lalao la tka City Salvador's offlca
Hobo kal practical nackaalca aaad kid
JOnN W. DTIB,
Commlaaloaar rlrat ward
JAB.W.Bl'ALOin':,
Commlaaloaar 8oco Ward
Z. M. Kna -
"uKtmt Corambaloaara,
apt did
u
NITED STATffiS MILITARY RAIk
BOIDI.
Orrtci or iui.TiiT QaiiTikMATkk,
Wiihuutof, D 0 ,Mirehl7, 18 'J
liKALID PM0P08AL8 will U raaalrtd atlt IS
o'clock at aooi, oaTTJMDAT, tbo ITtb daroriprll
ait, for 7SH toaa food 4Mb KAILROAD IQOH. laid oa
track cobmiI tha Norfolk aad Potarabmrr railroad
with tb 6aboard aad Roaaok railroad at Suffolk,
Va
Blddtrawllt atat tb pria pr toa la caih for lb
Iroa tha Cbalra, Bptbaa, aa4 Tla to b laU4d
701480-3U0loiaal nod 44 lb ralL I. ituk lioJU
from Bleb moid. FratUiickibaw and Potona railroad.
from Blobmoad. Prdaiiekabau and j
at aoala Craak to Tab Dan wharf
Blddara will alata tb prtoa par t
Iroi tha Tlaa, Tlabar, 6 pit, aad
' toa la eaab for tba
i. aad Cbaklra la bo In.
Olodad
Tropoaala aboald ba aadonad "Blda for KaUrqad
Iroa aad addrvad to tb aadaraliaad,
, HL.E0BIH80M,
ubS7tai8 Btt Brlf aa.aad A.Q.V.
pUOrOSALfl FOR SEWER.
UiTOk'aOrrioi,
WAiatloTO. April 6, 1644
BBALID TROPOIAU Will bo rooatf ad bT tb aadar
elgntd aatll IS o'aloekk, m .oaWEDHKSDAT, April 18,
180S, for tb bnlldlaf of a twofoot barral Sawar,
(taald dlauatar,) tb walla to bo alaa laa ha la thlfk.
D oa Q atroot a-rlh, from VoartMath to rifUobtb
tract waal, to ooaaact with th a war oa jTonrtaatuh
atraat wait, la aaoordaae with tb aat approvad Ootw
bar 20, 18U, to bar on man bol whar tb comula
aloaar of Iba Baaoad ward aiajr dlract
UlddarawlU atat tb plica par llaaal foot for lb
aar aad ma kola, which ahall laalad all axeara
tloea, ki . ai , tb caceaaifol bidder or bidder W b
raipootlbla for all damagee don to gaa or watar plpaa.
or caa ltd by tb lamaata, aad aar aaaldaaU canaal la
tb coaatrectloa of tb work
Tb rlihl to daolta uj or all bropocalc, aboald It b
doauad for lb laUrail or th CorporaUoa U do o. la
rkarrd
8pclacatloa caa U Maa at th o0m of tb Comal.
alooar of ImproTtvnU Tir)T dk from 10 a m; t IS
m , or at aar tlt-) by allUf oa th oommlaaloBar of tb
fiad ward
ttoa bat practical maehanlea aad bid
JAB. W BriLDINO,
Commlaaloaar Boeoad Ward
JOIIlf 8IOU68A,
B UESSB,
ap9 d AaalataktCommlaaloaara.
S
ALE OF HARD DREAP.
Saalad prciKUkti. la daclioata.wlll b racalvad at tbla
offlca, oa WSORUSOATal aad 8 .TURD ATS of wch
wtak, for all th aorplaa 11ABO BKXAD at thla DapoU
Tba btakd la la boicaof fifty (SO) poaadah,a la
good abtpplag order
All porch aaaa will la d all Tared oa board of traaa
porta wUboatBpkaa t tb parcbaaar
HopropoaallreoalTadforlaaa tbaa twaly(90) Botea.
OB kDOaD 1,1 wui iubbub.
1'aymaai raqoira c
la QoTerameat faada
raymaat reqolr: oa BOtlficatloB of aaaaptaaa of bid
Bread," aad addraad to
iaaias tunni.
Colonel aad OI y
dell tr
0
FFICE SECRETARY BOARD Or
UBALTn,
tt ASBiauTuiii u j onyrii IV, icvw
Tbofollowlagla tbllatof Ifalaaaca declared by tb
Board of Uaallbi
Dead Carcaaaae, Dead Tlcb, or Offal of Ttib, Uaapa of
Oyttar Shall
utfala from DnUbara Stalla aad Slaagbter IToaaaa.
Buaakator Btlll Water la Poada, M arabaa. Beware,
c r Callere, Araaa or Taalu
FoalStablaa Fool Cow lion tea or Cow Peaa, Foul
rrtvtea aad Hog Blyac. Fool ftemUce, Allay a, and
Oattaia, aad Foul KUagbter Uoaaea,
Dacaylag Vogotablee aad Prolu of Trr deaerlptloa,
II Animal 6ubatBeee,wbetbrBt1r or thoa portloaa
thereof sot seed aa food which may bo thrown oU
All Aabaa. KabbUh, SbaTlage or Bafai Sabalaacaa
of aey trad, eeenpatloa, or bntlneee which may b
prejudicial to publla health.
iUb,oSoap Sonde la Poole, Drainage fiom Dy Ilouiea,
or Soap faetorlea
other Contagtona DUaatai
liorawc iuiB2 ibt wita uioawsira, aci, or Bay
ltonaaa or Ualldleta or Pi
alldlaga orportlona thereof la a atat of
aUkpiaatiOB or arvatj.
crty of thoi la the vicinity,
diUpldktlon or decay, ondaagarias; th 11 fee and prop
If DOTK. hf D .
ipU St
Secretary Board of Health-
W1
RAl'I'INO rAI'ER FOR SALE AT
Ika offlaa of tka VaUooal BapakUaaa,
1
1 CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS.
XXXIXTlfCOSanKU-I'IHIT EHIOlf.
Tiii-rdt, April 12, 1660.
8UNATE.
XIICXMaXEOlll kllUCS.4. .
Mr. Van Winkle called np tbo bill to pro
vide that tho loldicrt' individual mPlbrlal
hall bo carried through tho ri'ils at Iho
nul rate or printed matt:, whicn WM tcll(j
thrco timca and pod.
.. u'; IJru't"- called up tho bill to rolrabnrio
Uo Bt, of Misaourl for war txpnuea, for
Uio purpose of agreeing to certain Hquio
amendments. Tho Bcnato concurred in the
Homo amendment, tpi tbo bill now awaiU
tho Trcaldcnfa signature.
Mr. Chandler, from tho Committee on
Commerce, reported n bill authorizing the
Secretary of the Treasury to remit any du
ties levied on produce shipped from anyport
of the United States to any port of the Uni
ted States via Canada. If the said nroduce
win actually intranntu ithcrUho recent re
ciprocity oxnirca. 1110 mu was passed and
goes to tho House.
Tho motion entered by Mr. Clark yester
day, to reconsider tho TOto by which the use
of tho Senate Chamber was granted to Mrs.
M. 0. Walling, to deliver a lecture, was
taken up and agreed to.
ill. Stewart introduced the following joint
resolutions; which were referred to tho joint
commiiiCT on reconstruction:
JM(. ia Thatth. folio.i.Hi.Uv
poKdtotba. LegUlaturai of lk irral Sutai f aaltuE pMliomentary IaW ohd Usage was
o ...i m ,B':aHcu of tha Vollaa
mV'J"? f ' " "US' lT "" foorthsof
aid Lagtalatur ,ntn b, f M l0 ot.DU and
porpoi.t , , put , lM CoBilltotlon, vis
ABTlCLa -
8.0. 1. All diiorlulaatioBa amoog tka poopl. ko
oaBla of raoa, oolor, or prarioaa ooodltlon of rorrl
todo, altkar Ib olrll rlgkttor lo tko right of aaffrago,
ara prohlbltod; bat tho fitatos maj oxampt MraoBl
now volori froat roitriotioos on laffrao hartaftor
lmpoaad.
6oo S. Obllcationa taemrrod la aid of lojarroction
or of war aaralait tbo UbIob, andelaiail foroom
poojatlon of alaroi cmaBclpatod, ara void, aod shall
not boaaaumod nor paid by an? Suurtbo Unltod
Btatoa.
Jfrrolooff, cro-t kot Wkanavar BB? obo of tko
alovon Statat whora. InbakltaBts woro lalalj In la
arroetloD, throwth a JjoaUlaturo olootod by a ooo-
ktUaonov, roatriotod ta tho rtbt of suffrafro oBly
07 nea lawi as axutaa la fooa Diaia tn joou, roan
bar ratlflad tbo foregoloff amandaioBt to tbo
OoBitltatloa of tbo Unllod titatoi, and iball hara
nodtflad Its eoutltotlon and laws la eoafonnltv
tharawltk, tbon, and la that tola, iBok Blato aball
bo rooogoliod aa baring fully aad validly roaamod
its formar rotations with tbla Qorornmont, and Its
ohotan roproaoatatlTOl ahall bo admlttod Into tho
two llooBaa of tba national Leglalatnrof and a gen
eral amnaaty aball allat la regard to all pertoBl In
nek Btata who wara la Bay way eonmotad with
arraod oppoaltlon to tha aoreromenl Of Iho Unltod
Btatoa, wholly rolloring tbam from all palof, penal.
Ilea or dllabilltloa lo which they may have become
liable by roaion of their oonneotlon with aald In.
inrreetton
This is Intended as a substitnto for the
joint resolutions, introduced by Mr. Stewart,
for the amendment of the Constitution. Re
ferred to Oommltteo of Fifteen.
Mr. Morrill presented a petition of manu
facturers of mineral waters, etc In tho Dis
trict ot uoiurauu, prajing tor an alteration
of tbo laws relating; to tho bottlinir of min
eral water, etc, in the District so as to pro
tect them in their business; which was re
ferred to tho Committco on tho District of
Columbia.
TUB BE.X0BT Or THE LATE IJtWCATED SrVATOR TOO!
OK t URMONT.
Mr. roland. Mr. rrosident, I offer the
following resolution;
ifarotW. lhat the Beerotarr of the Senate be
dlrectad to Inform tbo Hooao of llanreieotBtlraa
that tbe Senate baring llataned to ealogleo npoa
thoeharaoter aad pnbllo services of lion. Solomoa
Foot, a Booator from tbo Bute of Vormoot lately
dMeaaed, out of reaped to his memory bars voted
to adjourn
Mr. President, two weeks am this dav. it
was my painful duty to announce to tho Sen
ate the death of my distinguished and be
loved colleague, Hon. Solomon Foot. The
little time that elapsed between his decease
and tho funeral lercUionics hero, and the ab
sence of one, of mv coueairucs of tho House,
who Was Mr. Foot a immediate representa
tion, wero deemed sufficient reasons for post
poning me customary onuuary iriuuics 10
some future day. In accordance With the
notice then given, I now ask that tho Senate
for a short timo lay asido its ordinary busi
ness, and allow mo and othcrB tho melancholy
satisfaction of expressing our appreciation
of the) character, services, and virtues of our
departed associate and friend Tho lost oc
casion of this kind, in this Chamber, was
early in tho present session, in memory of j
my lamented prcuccessor, juugo uoimmer.
No one of us will ever forect tho eloquent
and loving Words of Mr. Foot on that occa
sion in dwelling upon the memory of his
lone time friend and colleague. As we looked
at his robust and majestio form, and listened
to his deep, rich volco, and solemn weighty
words, how little wo thought that in so short
a tune he, too, would havo becomo only an
obicct of meinorv. and a subiect of culoirv.
Who next In this body of representathes of
oiaica snail uo caueu irom una uigu pmcu iu
tho unseen world! No one of us can tell.
How solemnly aro wo reminded that death
comes as a tluef In tho night, and how wisely
are we cautioned, "be o also read)."
Mr. Foot was born m Cornwall, Addison
county.Virmont, on the 10th day of Noem
bcr, 1602. I have not been ablo to learn
anvtlunir In relation to his early life, but I
Infer that his family condition was such as
to make all attainment anu advancement in
life dencud unon his own efforts and labors
I infer thU from the fact that he graduated
from Middlcburg College about 1828 or
1827. and somewhat later in life than is usual
with young men whero tho means of educa
tion are provided by others. After his grad
uation no spent some timo in icacnmg, anu
at tho saino timo Btudying law. After his
admission to the bar ha commenced practice
In tho town of Rutland. Vermont, and that
continued to bo his place of residence up to
tno timo oi ins ueain
Ho was elected a Rcprescntatlt o from tho
town of Rutland to tho Vermont House of
Renrcscntat ves n 1833. 18J0. 1837 and
1838, and again In the year 1817, and during
tho last thrco of thoso jcara was Speaker of
me House lie was a member or tno state
constitutional convention, in 18J6, which
raauo the important alteration in our State
constitution of exchanging tho old Lcgisla-
lativo Council for a Stato Senate. Ho also
held the office of prosecuting attorney for
Rutland countv from 1836 to 1812 In 1612
Mr. Foot wa3 elected to tho lower House of
Congress, and was re-elected in 1811, but
doclined further election. In I860 ho was
elected to the Senato of tho United States,
re-elected in 1856. and ajrain in 18C2. and at
the timo of his death was the oldest member
In continuous service in this bodr.
Mr. Foot very soon attained a highly re
spectable position as a lawyer. Ho was care
ful and attentive to tho interests of his cli
ents, and always made full and elaborate
preparation for tlio trial of his causes. If
DjltUl AalTHlaau.tl .laOl Utai akUn ItalwHIlaaaU U tka tMvWtaakl r PuUllha.!
Tfrn
Is life had becn!fvnlit In Ma Mmflln,'l.
io would doubtless hare atlillteti lilgh rank
M a lawyer. l!ut his attention wu early
turned to political life, and lib ptrofesstonal
career Was too broken nd ucsuttory to en
able him to attain the highest distinction in
It. His Ability and character were, far better
suited to a public and popular, rather than
jucro proicssionai nit. no nail oecn but
a very few years at tho btr, and a resident
ft tho town of Kntland, when ho was chosen
o ropnfccntahat town in the State ICgisla
s quite rare at mat day lint to
ih waa chosen to represent one of
and most imnortant towns in tha
d which cdntalnetl matiV leadbur
tiublie men. liut ho had already attained a
lilffh noiition as an able and normlar trxtakelr
upon public and political Questions, Hill his
career In the State Legislature added to this
a reputation as a wiso and careful legislator.
It was as Speaker of then Vermont House
of Representatives that ha Ursti displayed
that almost wonderful aptitude aiulapaeity
as tho presiding officer of a deliberate as
sembly, which afterward made liila so cele
brated throughout the nation, when ho be
came the Presiding Officer of tho fenate of
the United States, as, perhaps, the ucst pro-
siuuig omccr in ino wnoie country, lie
seemed almost to havo been made for the
position, ills nne, majestic perron, his dig
nified deportment, ha full and rich voice,
hit easy and graceful manner, all conspired
lb inako him a most useful and accentable
prsiuNt over any assembly. Ills knowl-
very thorough, but not rnoro so, probably,
than many others His auncrtbrity ill this
respect appeared
preserved onlw 1
born In him. Ills look
tho slurhtest word allai ed
contusion. Hie tame grace of person and
dignity of mahner attended him always and
eerj where, and was equally pleasing and
utgrui'auic iu I'tivjMU auuiuiy ur uu uiv crcuaie
floor) it had nothing of haughtiness or arro
gance, but was kindly and benignant. It
had doubtless much to do with tho almost
universal personal lovo and reverence felt for
turn by all who knew lum.
Mr. Foot was not a man of great origi
nality. I ara not aware of nhy great public
measure that ho originated. I ID did not take
much part in tho general debates in the
Senate Upon general subjects but be was
always in nis scat, carciui anu waicmui oi
afl measures, with excellent tudo-ment of
what was for tho public Interest. A mclnber
of tbo present Cabinet who served ten years
with him in tho Senate, said to ine, during
Mr. Foot's sickness, that lie net cr knew d mart
whose votes b ere Always more consistently
right Utah bis When he did speak in the
Senate, it was generally with carcfnl prepara
tion, anu men no spoKe wisely anu wen, anu
was listened to with rrreat attention ntid re
spect. Ho was alwajs faithful and prompt
in his attendance oil his committees, ill inak
ing his reports, and in the performance of
every public duty, lint it was especially in
his dut to bis Slate, and tho peoplo ot his
SUtt, tnat his watchfulness, energy and un
tiring efforts were mainly directed No In
terest of Vermont was allowed to suffer, or
remain unguarded, either in Congress, or In
any Department of tho General Go eminent
And so with every cititen of tho State having
right or claim, of pfober request, upon an)
Department of tho Oovernmcntj Mr. Toot
mado It his own special duty to sco it righted.
He loved and honored Vermont, ho was
proud that it was tho place of his birth. More
than once since I became his collcaguo he
has mentioned the fact to me, that nccr be
fore was Vermont represented In tho Senate
by two of her sons, born oh her own Soil,
and he seemed to dwell on the Idea with
great satisfaction. During his illness, and
after he becarne satisfied he should not re
cover, no loved to Speak of being carried
back to his native State; of being buried un
der the shadoW of her grand mountains and
green hills, and within sound of her water
falls, and that his grate would bo among his
own people, whom ho loved, and who loved
him so well.
Mr. Foot's real greatness and the canso of
his universal popularity, i navo not yet
scanned. Sorno men aro called great from a.
smglo great action, others by a few great
deeds. Mr. Foot Was a great man by reason
of his great heart: not a smglo act. or several
acts of great statesmanship, but a lifetime of
goou anu generous anu unscinsn aceus, was
what mode him great and gavo him such a
hold upon the hearts of his own State, and
otners wno Knew nun.
His mental faculties were of a high order:
his acquirements wero very respectable im
deed, his judgment was excellent; be had ex
traordinary gifts of person and manners, but
many men possessing all tlicso in equal de
gree wouia never nave auainou a uine oi
the honor and respect ho did It was his
generous warmhearted lovo and sympathy
for his fellow s, and his exhibition of it to them
and for them at all times, that Induced their
lovo and respect for hira. You saw with me
the general exhibition of sorrow for his death
here where he had been so long, and was so
well know n and so highly respected, but it was
ray fortune to bo ono of J our committco to
attend his remains to ills old homo, and
among tho neighbors and associates of his
daily homo life. Had you witnessed the
deep gloom and sadneBS that hung over that
wholo community, the tears that tilled so
inanv eves as we fulfilled our melancholy
duty, ou might well hat o exclaimed. "Do-
hold how they lot cd him." Living in an
other part of the Stato from Mr. Foot, and
our pursuits for raanv vcars having been so
different, I had never much personal inti
macy with him until the commencement of
tno present scsBion, wnen i Dccame nis col
league From that timo till his death we
lived In tho eamo house, and till his sickness,
at the samo table. I soon saw why all loved
and respected him, and shared their senti
ments in tho fullest manner
1 ho Infinite pains he took to make my po
sition agreeable; to make mo acquainted
with the course, and details of business in
the Senato ; tho proper officers and depart
ments for everything; in short, tho wholo
routlno of congressional drudgery, which It
is so Important for every man to know, and
still etery man is expected to find out for
himself ; was what I did not expect from him
and probably should hato received from
no other man Rut with bis nature he eould
hardly havo avoided doing It.
Ihe circumstances of his sickness and
death wero suck JJiat general publicity has
uvin given tu variuui luurrviuwa uuuuanuigo
between him and valued friends, solemn aqd
affecting In their character and Interest. I
took mv tost leave of him on that same af
ternoon boforo his death I could not now
attempt to desenbo it, but I shall never fur
get bis affectionate language or bis solemn
benediction at our parting.
I mourn his loss in common with all who
knew him ; but with all who believe In the
heaven hereafter, I doubt not that our hws
Is bis infinite gain His tiiumphant Christian
neatn was a tilting emi lor so loving anu tuo-
ful a life,
Will lr.X W. llr,i,w Hat -,'tik H. ..i
nitr death may bo liko bis. - 8drely. Indeed,
has lnV natfve Stato liecn stricken; her ln
most distinguished sons, long her joint rep
resentatives in tnis oouy, wnera tney rcpre-
and credit I both taken away by death, and
so near cacn otner tnat ine stirring enect of
the nrst blow bad baruiy passed when tho
other came. Ood grant that those who have
survived and succeeded them may bo enabled
In some degreo to cmnlato their virtues and
usefulness to tho Stato and peoplo thus bo.
rcavwt
Mr. Johnson. Mr. President. I rise brieftt'
to participate in pa) ing honor to the memory
of our departed friend Mill associate. Such
tributes to Nirtues, public and private, as he
possessed, cannot fail to benefit the living as
woll as honor tbo dead. They show those who
aro commencing life how it is, Mid ti hat it Is
to earn a name that Wilt live after' death, and
be to family and friends a Jtr(cc!css heritage.
Theyfllow lliu Value of honest fame, a famd
which survives death and becomes brighter
as time tolls on. They show how lmruea
Urcably superior irl tho estimation of tho
good is such famo to that sickly and eva
nescent ono which is occasionally achieved
by artful and dishonorable contrivances.
ino lire, too, or a UnrUUan man as Solo
mon Foot was, if no other evidence existed
of tho truth of the Christian dispensation,
would bo sufficient to demonstrate It, Its
influence upon him In this world, Its comfort,
its joy to him in death. Is sufficient to estab
lish its divihe Origin. Ho who, with evident
sincerity, and whilst his mind was as perfect
as ever, nearly it the moment of dissolution,
could say that ho felt ' borne up, as on an
gels' Wings," and in tbe very moment pre
ceding it, with hands and eyes uplifted could
exclaim, "I soe It, I lee It, the gates arc wide
open, beautiful, beautiful," and then die, is a
witness to our faith that the statistics of skep
ticism'can never counteract.
Tho memory of such a man should not be
lost. It is not enough that it may surt ivc in
the recollection of his family and friends l It
should live in the records of tho body to v inch
ho was 10 long attached and which he so faith
fully served and honored. Tho Senate of the
United States should perpctuato tho evidence
that Solomon Foot wiee for vrara nnn hf Ha
most honored members, Fesjie'cled, admired.
lotca dj- ovcry associate lor tus ratmrulncss,
his pattiotlsln, his endearing social qualities,
and revered for his Christian Ucalrt. This
willbo done oVtho hroeeeliiup of this day.
Mr, Toot's public career is now so wc
known that it would bo idle in mo to attempt
its, detail. This has been done by his col
league. Seldom engaging in debate, we ct
knew, in advance, tho result to which his
sound Judgment, over tms a) ed by passion
or prejudice, ttould lead him. Though in a
large and comprehensive iiihso a part) man,
his principles were adopted bccaiiso thev. in
his estimation, led to gincral and not partial
kuuu. iu rccuuimi lec'uug ever consciously
influenced him. His mind and his heart em
braced his whole country, and he loved even
his native Vermont, to which ho was so strong
ly attached, tho moro becaiuo it was a part
of that great whole. His reading, his famil
iarity with tho history of his country, his ex
perience, bad continced him that. notional
prosperity and rtnown, as well as the happi
ness of tho several States, could only be at
tained through tho Union established by our
fathers, and ho ncter, therefore, tolerated
thoso who threatened its dissolution, or fool
Iscly attempted, with a view to depreciate it,
to calculate its value. In heart and In mind
a Unionist, ho entered tcalously into all the
measures calculated to terminate our recent
civil strife) and although in somo respects, 1
believe, not a very sangnino man, ho never
doubted a successful result. It was encour
aging to bear him speak on the subject. He
had studied our institutions, had becomo ex
tensively acquainted with our people, and
knew how deep was their attachment to the
General Government; and with this knowl
edge ho was satisfied that the first wero ade
quate to meet tho emergency if their powers
were exerted, and that tho latter would peril
all to havo them everted, lie lived, thank
God, lo see Ilia prediction Verified When
ho left lis he knew that the strife Was over,
the Union everywhere reinstated In all Its
rightful authority, and nothing remained to bo
done but by projier efforts to calm tbe agita
tion inseparable from such a contest ami win
Us all back into our ancient brotherhood
Mr. 1 resident, although we shall no more
tee our late brother in this Chamber, which
of us will ever forget his manly presence, his
uniform dignity, his cter constant watchful
ness ot cr tho proper decorum of tho body,
his unbending firmness, his uniform courtesy
as its frequent presiding officer; and, aboto
all, which of us who listened to the touching
story of his last days on earth, as recently
told us by tho retcrend clergyman who was
his pastor in this city, but will have cause to
rejoico if he can livo and die as llvcdand
died Solomon Foot d)ing; lo usa his own
truthful words In his eulogy on his former
colleague, Jacob Collamcr, so affectionately
delivered in this Chamber on the llth of He
ccmber last, and so strikingly applicable to
himself, "In tho full cxerciso of his Intellect
ual faculties, with an abiding and unslmkin
faith in tho Christian religion, and in the
cherished hope of a blissful iminoriulll.."
Mr. Fcrsenden Mr. President, In attempt
ing to speak of ono bo long associated with
us, endeared to us by so many rurc and ex
cellent qualities as tho lato benatur Foot, I
tannot but fuel Impressed with the difficult)
of doing perfect justice cither to tho man or
tho occasion, a difficulty Increased by the
long, uninterrupted, almost brolherl), Mend
shin which existed between him and rat self
Rut, difficult as.tho task may be, I cannot, If
iwouia.wunnoio mytriouio to mo cnaracicr
and memory of ono so much beloted, and
who Is held by all his associates in most affec
tionate remembrance
1 he death of our friend was so unlooked
for, his promise of prolonged life and contin
ued usefulness seemed so secure, it is hard
to realizo that his place is tucunt, and that
wo shall sco him no moro upon earth Rut
) estcrday he Btood among us, imposing in
tho beauty and stateluitss of perfect man
hood, his faco beaming wilh kuidlincss, his
wholo aspect dignified and si rene, glowing
with hi alth and vigor. To-day all that was
mortal of our friend and brother reposes In
a distant grave, among thoso by whom ho
was loved and trusted and honored, a grave
watered by many tears and venerated for Its
sacred dust, while tho true and noble spirit
which onco animated that clay haa ascended
to give an account of Its mission upon earth.
and to enjoy, as wo may well believe, tho re
ward ot a well spent n:e.
An event like this, touching in its signifi
cance, becomes tho more startling when fol
lowing closely upon another scarcely less
Iropressit e In a single session of the Sen
ate, within a few short months, we hear the
announcement that death has laid his icy
fingers upon both Senators from one of the
States of tills Union, each a man of eminent
mark In this bod), and at a period when tho
In thla Pa par by Aatharllr TUB PnCttDISKf .
loss of their wisdom, their experience, their
patriotism, their unswerving integrity, and
unselfish devotion to their country s good, is
most severely felt. That State has many
noble and most worthy sons anions' whom it
may choose for places of trust and honor,
uui no oiaio can give at onco to tne public
councils tho assurance, whirh limn nnlv pnn
bestow, of tliat fitness which experience and
trial alono eon prove and aprliro
When, Mr. President, a man, however
eminent in other pursuits, and whatever
ciauus no mac navn tn t,ni,i nnfi,i, a
becomes a member of this body, has he much
to learn and much to endure, I.ittlo docs
ho know What lie will hat e to chcountcr. lie
may be well read in public affairs, but he is
unaware of the difficulties which must attend
and embarrass every effort to what he may
Know ataiiauic and useful. lie may be up
right in purpose and strong In the belief in
his oWn,integrity,but ho cannot even dream
of the ordeal to which he cannot fail to bo
exposed; of how much courago ho must pus-
res in resist tne temptations wiitcn uauy
beset him ; of that enitlvc shrinking from
undeserved censure which ho must learn to
control of the dVCMccurnng contest be
tween a natural desire for public approba
tion and sense of public duty; of the load
of Injustico ho must bo content to bear, even
from thoso tho should be his friends ; the
imputations on hu motitcs, tho sneers and
sarcasms of Ignoranco and malico, all the
manifold injuries which partisan or private
malignity, disappointed of its object, may
shower upon Ids unprotected hcud. All
this, if ho would retain his integrity, ho must
learn to bear Unmoved, and walk stead'
ily onward In the path of public duty,
sustained only by tho reflection that time
may do him justice, or, if not, that his indi
vidual hopes and aspirations, and even his
name among men, should be of little account
to him when weighed in the balance against
the welfare of a people, of whose destiny he
is a constituted guardian and defender.
To such an ordeal, Mr. President, our la
mented ffiehd was subjected for 14 years at
a most tr) ing period, and admirably did ho
bear tho trial. Coming to the Senato when
two antagonistic forces had proclauncd what
soon protcd to bo a hollow truce, ho was a
witness to tne ouiurcaic wiiicli marKcu its
termination, ulid was a party to tbo struggle
which, after several) cars, eventuated In civil
war. Trom the first moment his courso Was
clearly dclinc'l. Representing a peoplo of
strong convictions, and himself a child of free
Institutions, lie could not 'but become their
mammon. Assuming no leadership, content
to follow, so long as the measures proposed
commended themselves to his judgment and
bis conscience, his firm and rigorous support
wasalwa)s to bo relied on as a certainty.
He wns not one to make capital for himself
at tho expense of hiscotintr) or of those with
wnom no acicei ii worK was to nc uonc, no
was ready to do it. If a tnuig moment
tame, it found him prepared Whatetcr of
dire portents might shoot across the political
sky, with unshrinking heart ho stood erect to
meet. ami. II possible, to avert, toe tnrcat-
encd culainity. Dccpiy lamenting the terri
ble issue, sad and Bomctimes almost despair
ing us he witnessed Its sanguinary results,
there was no moment of doubt, not even of
hesitation, with him. Let us rejoico and be
thankful that ho lited to see the dawn of a
brighter day.
Throutrh all this lonir period of fourtien
)ears, chequered, as they were, with great
events, the course of ordinary legislation has
required a iiign degree oi intellectual power.
In a country like ours, where progress is so
rapid, danger so instantaneous, tho human
mind so uetive. new fields of effort so broad
and diversified, legislation must accommo
date itbcir to the ncccsssiucs, and oiien to
the impulse, of tho hour. It is impossible
here to tratel steadily In ancient wa)s ine
legislator who stands still will not meet the
reniurcmcnts of our day.
Of such, our friend was not one. Wilh on
interest broud and powerful in its grusp, and
enlarged b) study and reflection, limited by
no narrow or sectional vicwb, just and liberal
in spirit, looking upon his country as a whole
lot ing it in ull lis parts, nothing that could
aid in its development, or advance its best
interests, failed tb receive his sjrmpatby and
support. And seldom was his deliberate
judgment at fault To say that ho might not
someitmes nato erreu, woum tie iu proclaim
him more than nuraan. 1 o ussert tnat no w us
never wilfully wrong, or erred where wise
and good men might well differ, is doing lum
no more than justice. Tho crowning beaut)
of his public life, more than all else, was that
whatetcr he did, lion cter he might act, no
spot was left upon tho perfect enamel of his
character as a legislator. Malico could not
stain its whiteness In all that be did there
was that transparent truthfulness which at
tracts and secures the confidence of friends,
and compels tho respect, and etcn tho ad
miration, of ndtcrsunes enemies, ho had
nohOt
A stranger, Mr President, upon entering
tlus Chumber, and easting bis C)cs around
upon the Senate, eould not but bo struck
with tho Imposing presence of oitr departed
friend and associate, and attractid by the
raro union of mildncBs and dignity in his ex
pressive featuris. If bo roso to speak, the
commanding )ct pleasing tones of his voice,
tlid noblo graeo of his demeanor, the ele
gunco of his language and his elcar and
forciblo statement, would deepen tho first
futorablo Impression Ifcallcd to tho chair,
as bo was moro often than any other, that
seemed to bo the nlaeo he was uiudo to fill
There was exhibited his remarkable lovo of
order, his imnartiahtt . his sense of senatorial
propriet), his entire fitness to preside ottr
and control the deliberations of what should
be a grate, decorous, and dignified body of
lliouglillui men, coargiu wun great trusts,
andulito to their importance. Wliutcur
was In tho least elegrto unbecoming was
otfensito to his feelings uud bis taste, but
however tfrne might be olleneieu lie neter,
r.. ........ ., r..B..n. .. 1ml .. n 1,11 ,1, till.
benate, and to hiinsilf as its office r Would
that his precepts and his example in theso
particulars may not bo forgotten Often,
sir, when wo look upon the chair) on oeeup),
however ubly and faithfully it inuy be filliel,
must wo think of hun whose admonitions we
well remember, and lo whoso unshaken firm
ness und unwearied putienco w o w ere so oftl n
Indebted for tho preservation of that respect
wlucli wo owed 10 ourselves
Attrso to much speaking, Mr Foot did
not oflin address the Semite, und ncter but
after careful thoughts, and )Ctho possess! tl
every advantuge for distingeushed success
His mental powers, us 1 hato beloro re -
UtarKtu, were curciuuy truuicu uuu eum-i agalnat wnom stoppages aro now stanaiog, aoia vae
vated, his command of language was excel- nature and oauie of tbe same
lent, his tasto correct, his toice sonorous, I Mr Farnsworth, of Illinois, moved to re
am! bis action at onco graceful and elignlfled consider tho tote by which the resolution
That with such advuntuges he should hate was agreed to
tal-on u Btitntl n olinrr, in i1hfttf. PSnPciallv Aftl r Some debate the t Ote bv which the
in later) cars when ho had become familiar resolution was udopted was reconsidered,
with puullo affairs, must seem not a little and tho resolution was referred to tho Com
Binfrnlnr in ihosn not ucnuauitcd with his inittio on Military Affairs
habits of thought, and his peculiar tempera.
ment. The explanation, however, is simple.
arid may be found in his remarkable want of
seir-apprcclatlon. Modest to a fault, be
ndter did anything like justice to his own
powers. To others, and especially to those
wto possessed his confidence and affection,
hcj did moro than justice being too ready,
aljva) s, to receive and defer to the opinions
oflotncrs in no respect superior to himself
Hence It followed that he seldom addressed
the Senate upon subjects which occasioned
general debate. Upon those raro occasions
when his voice was heard, the questions were
Bitch for the most part, as, in his opinion,
hau not received tho attention their import
ance deserved We all know tho respect
with which he was invariably listened to,
arid the light shed by his intellect and lua
Industry upon whatever subject he choso to
touch.
His politcal friends are well aware how
tlds want of self assertion In merely personal
matters was exhibited in all high relations to,
and intercourse with, them Though long
tla.' oldest member of tho Senate in consecu
tive service, he invariably avoided conspicu
ous place. While others might seek for and
claim desirable positions upon leading com
mittees, ns due to their States, if not to
themselves, he was satisfied with anything
tliat was assigned to bun, however derogatory
it'raight seem to his ago and standing pre
ferring and urging the claims of others, and
desiring only that all should bo satisfied
Often hat e 1 known him tn insist that his
n imc should be stricken from an important
committee, in order to replace it with Ihe
n nne of a friend or associate, to whom he
tl ought the distinction would bo grateful
1 hull moro than any other was assigned
tl c unenviable task of arranging the60 com
ii ittocs, not only becauso all confided in his
s nso of justice, but liecausc of his disinter
e ted magnanimity. I have often thought
t at such generous abnegation of self should
p )t havo been permitted. I know that on
s vcral occasions it was peremptorily ot cr
r tied.
Tliat mull n Senator, so useful, so modest,
so unassuming, so courteous, bo kind, of a
iV. pertinent so unexceptionable, should have
won the good will of all his associates, and
tiio lot c of muny, and that his loss should oc
tillion iinltcrsal sorrow, may well bo sup
posed 'lliose, however, who saw and marked
the crowds assembled to witness the last sad
ceremonies, and who noted tho many weep
ing ejes which looked upon Ids collin, would
natural!) be ltd to consider that nothing in
the routino of his public career could account
for a grief so deep, uud so general. Men are
not apt to bo mourned with tears for public
services, or even on account of public or pri
vate virtue. Great intellectual pre-eminence
may excite admiration, but when the light
goes out pts absenco occasions but a weak
snd transient emotion Gifts and qualities
like these ' como not near tho heart." The
Secret of all that genuine and unaffected sor
row for tho friend we have lost his in the
feeling of all who came within his sphere,
that his was u tmo and noble and lovmg na
ture. Impulsive and ardent in temperament,
he was kind, generous and forgiving. If In
jur) cxe ited him to anger, It was a generous
nngtr which eould hordlt outlive the occa
sion, and perished of itself if let alone Kn
ilmsiastic in his friendship, no labor was too
sttcre, no sacrifice too grtat, for those to
whom he gate his affection Ho was proud
of his tountr), of his fatate, of his friends.
Tor himsclfho was humble, of an open hand,
lua charily was instantaneous and unsuspect
ing ' lie pfkyeth welt who toveth well
All tblogs both great and email "
Then was ho a man of prayir. And if "tho
chamber where a good man meets his fate"
Is holt, then may we rejoice who were per
mitted to feel tho loveliness of kis dying hour.
Admirable Senator! patriotic citize.nl good
and truo man! dear and cherished friend! this
scene of )uur many labors will knowjou no
more, but long will )our memory dwell in
theso Halls This marble pile, bearing the
impress of ) our watchfulness and care, is one
of ) our monuments. Its massit o pillars will
stand erect, giving their testimony to our
country's grandeur long, long after we and
fenerations )tt to come shall hate passed
ike shadows upon the water, )ct he who, like
)Oiirsclf, shall have performed his duty in life
and died Willi a Christian's hope will survitc
when all these columns shall be lost to siL,ht
in the accumulated dust of ages
1 loqnent tributes to tho memory of Mr.
Foot were also paid by Str.Drown,Mr l'ome
ro), Mr. Snmncr, Mr Cragin, and Mr. Ed
munds, for which we hope to find room in a
future issue 1
Mr McDougall Mr. President, I feel that
I should not slumber well to-night without
Iho utterance of one word to dignify tho lato
Senator from Vermont Mjrrli ohd frank
ine e nso were tbo s)mbols of praise in tho old
Hebraic, and that pruisaitwassupposcdwent
up alone There is another lesson in another
school, pcrhups as ancient but not as an
ciently recorded, tho dead rested In their
eates until their praiseswere hymned bt the
songs of bards, and then they wero freed
from their eates and went to the heavens
It is my impression that tho lato Senator
from Vermont was one of tho noblo men w ho
adorned this Senate, adorned our Govern
ment, and distinguished his State as Vtr
ntont has been distuiguishi d There is some
thuig in her puie-elad lulls and tall mount
ains that makes great men 1 do not know
the limn with whom I have met in the tide of
my own tunes who was better fittedjor pub
lie sertite than the Senator from Vermont.
Etery ono in tho bcnato Chamber felt, when
ho come hero to present himself, wbcthir In
tho President's chair or in hu own seat on
tho other udo of tbe Chamber, that be was
un ornament to tho biuale, both inlilleclu
all) and moral).
It w ould bo difficult to cont ey in formal
words tho due compliment that all of us owo
him, to giui him tho fullness of his merit I
feel It duo to in) self out of respect for hun,
bis high office, and the manner in which he
conducted hnnseirin his high office, to say
this much in his praise, and if I had a harp
like Putid 1 would sing to lum asDutidsang
to SauL
'Iho resolution was unanimously adopted,
Mr Poland. 1 mote that the Senate do
now adjourn.
Iho motion was agreed to, and the Senate
uiliourncel
HOUSE OP RKFRhbENTATlVES.
1 AVMASTr.a'8 ACCOCMS.
Mr Washburne, of Indiana, offered the
following resolution, which was agreed to.
TiWtW, That tbo Paymaster Qeneral of tbo
army be requested to furnish tbla llottio with tbo
amel r p,,mM ,rl .nd additional paymaateri
The Houso resumed tho consideration of
the unfinished business of the morning hour
of yesterday, namely: the bill for the relief
of paymasters In the army.
Mr. C'onkling, of New York, was.tn.faTCr
of recommitting; the bill to the Committed
on Military Affairs, with n substitute which
he offered, authorixlng tie proper occonnt-f
tng officers of the Government in settlimr
the accounts of paymasters and additional
paymasters, to allow all stuns paid by them
in good faith on erroneous muster rolls, when
it was beyond the power of said paj masters to
ascertain the error in said rolls. Ho accord
ingly moved that the bill end substitute bo
recommitted.
The question being put, tho IIouso decided
to recommit the bill.
Tnt UBIRUH ouxboat.
Mr. Ranks, of Massachusetts, from the)
Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported
back, without amendment, Senate bdl en
titled "An act to authorize the President of
tho United States to transfer a gunboat to
tbo Republic of Liberia." The bdl was read
a third timo and passed.
Ticxrrrir-LXAVE men.
Mr. Ortb, of Indiana, from the Committeo ,
on Foreign Affairs, reported back Senats
joint resolution protesting against the par- .
doning by lo reign uovernmcnis oi persons
convicted of infamous crimes, on condition
of emigrating to the United States. The res
olution was read a third time and passed.
BORUta ron niuo lajids.
Mr. Price, of Maine, from the Committeo
on Territories, reported a joint resolution
providing tliat wheneter any loyal citizen of
tno united oiatcs snan mane an artesian wen
on the line of any road or wagon route across
tho plains tn New Mexico or Arizona pro
vided the same shall be ten miles distant
from any stream or spring be shall be en
titled to one section of public land, embrac
ing such artesian well. The reading of the
resolution gavo rise to considerable discus
sion, in tho conrsa of which the popularity of
whisky in the Western country was freely
eantasBcel. Finally the resolution was re
committed to the Committee on Territories.
noisDARir.s or IDAUO.
Mr. Moulton. of HhnoiB. from the Com
mittee on Territories, reported a bill for the
surt ey of the boundary between tho Terri
tory of Idaho and the State of Oregon; which,
inasmuch as it contained an appropriation,
was referred to tho Committeo of the t hole.
MAIM HOSPITALS.
Mr. Washburne. of Illinois, from the Com
mittee of Conference on the disagreeing votes
of the two Houses on the bill relating to tho
sale of Maine hospitals, made a report, which
was agreed to, and the bill passed.
TUBJ SALT LAKE L1DUABT TABLED.
Mr. Starr, of New York, from the Com
mittee on Territories, reported back the me
monul of the Legislature of Utah for an ap
propriation for a library at Salt Lake City,
and recommended that tbo same be laid upon
the table ; and it was so ordered.
WHISKY BAMSUED rROX THE rCBUC BUTLDtKGS.
On motion of Mr. Wentworth. of Illinois.
the House then proceeded to the considera
tion or the business on tne speaker s taoie,
and took up the concurrent resolution of the
Senate prohibiting ine sale oi spirituous
liquors in the United States Capitol und the
grounds udiaccnt thereto A lively debute
sprang up upon tho resolution, in the course
of w bich Beverul humorous allusions were
mado to tho comparutite necessity of such
uu enactment in regard to tho Senato and
House of Itrcpresenailtcs 1 many
Mr. Wentworth. of Illinois, moved to
amend the resolution, so as to provide for the
extension ot its operation to all the buildings
owned by tho Government, which was agreed
to, and the concurrent resolution, us thus
amended, was then adopted.
AFPROrRIATIOkS TBAKSrFltRED.
Mr Stevens, of Pennstlvanla, from the
Committee on Appropriations, reported back
a joint resolution providing for tne transfer
of certain mone) a appropriated for salaries
Iu tho Post Offlco Department to the general
salary account of that Department, which
was read a third time and passed
RALROAD ORANT POR MINST-SOTA.
Tho next business on the Speaker's table
was the Senate bill entitled "An act making
an additional grant of land to the State of
Muinesota, to uid in the construction of a
railroad in said State," which was read and
referred to the Comrnittce on Public Lands.
RELIEF Or THE PESTITITTK lit TOE DISTRICT Or
COLUMBIA.
The next business in order on the
Speaker's table was Senate joint resolu
tion lor IHO lemporury reuci ui uc-aii-tuto
people In; tho District of Columbia.
The resolution, as has already been stated
in our reports of tho Senate proceeding, ap
nronnates 329 000 for the relief of destitute
people in the District of Columbia, and pro
tides that tho same shall be expended under
the direction of tho Freedmtn's Uurcau.
Mr Ingtrsoll, of Illinois, said that be had
already had a letter read to the House from
tho Superintendent of Police, showing the
absoluto necessity which existed for somo
relief of this character to the large number of
destitute neonle in the District, and he hoped
that the House would tuko action at onco
upon tho resolution
Mr. Rogers, of New Jersey, thought that
It would be well to amend the resolution so
as to protide that tho relief nffbrded should
be git en "without distinction of race or
color." Ho wanted tho money to be spent
under tho direction of the tity authorities of
Wushuigton, and for the relief of the destitute
of aii colors, und not to ba placed In tko
hands of the Frcedracn's Bureau.
Mr. Stettns, of Pa. Oh, no. Let us havo
the pret ions question.
Mr Ingcrsoll said in reply to Mr. Roger,,
that tho resolution wus now before House
uud that lio would bo governed by the will
of the House in regard to It. Ho would now
demand tho previous question upon its pas
sage. Tho demand for tho previous question be
ing seeondid, tho main question was put,
and iho resolution passed yeas 100, nays 21.
ElLOOlES Or SENATOR FOOT.
A messago was then received from the
Senate conve)ing the joint resolution passed
by that body in regard to tho death of tho
lute focnator Foot.
Mr Woodbrldge, of Vermont, proceeded
toaddrtss tho Houso In. eulogy of the life
und cburacttr of tho deceased benator. He
reviewed at length tho incidents or his career,
dwelling especially upon his usefulnes to tho
country during the tn ing ordeal of the re
bellion At the conclusion ot his remarks
he offered the following:
Rstalvtt, That as a further mark of roapoel to
the deceased, this Rous, do now adjourn.
Eloquent and touching tributes to the
memory of the deceased were also delivered
successively by Messrs Ranks, of Massachu
seltB, Washburne, of Illinois, Dawson, of
Pennsylvania, GrinntU, of Iowa, and Momll,
of Vermont, and then,
At 1.4.0 p. m , the Houso adopted the rcsos
lutlon and adjourned.

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