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THE EVENING STAR
ff. 1>. WALLACH, Editar ?nd Proprietor.
WABHINO?ON CITY I
SATURDAY.MARCH 4, 156-,
THE ?????a???????.
This ?th of March, ie65, opened rather dis
agreeably, especially to the eyes of those de
signing to take part iu the procession, and who
did not relish having their ??fancy fixlns'?
spo lei by drenching rain and mud-bath com.
bioed. Tbe night bad been drizzling, and this
morning, about 6 o'clock, a heavy gale sprang
up from tbe south, lasting bnt lor a few min
utes, but doing considerable damage, uproot
ing sbade trees, Ac. It was followed by
brighter skies through the morning, but as the
day wore on it became pretty certain that the
manhood ol the processionists was to be tried
by a march oi considerable discomfort.
Either Mud er Dust.
Four yesrs ago, on the occasion of the inau
guration, the weather was dry, and tornadoes
of dust swept through the streets. Coiuiui
eioner Blake then had a large force of men at
work on the night preceding the inauguration
removing tbe dust from the avenue between
tbe U'mte House and tbe Capitol. This year
the streets were covered with a thick coating
of mud. carrying out tbe saying that Washing
ton alternates lrom dust to mud or rice versa.
Tbe Perils of the Day.
The Engineer Corps, it is reported, made a
survey and took soundings of the avenue, for
the purpose of determining the practicability of
laying pontoons lrom the Capitol to the White
House, but it was found tbat the bottom was
too soft to bold the anchors of the boats, and
tbe project was abandoned. Tbe police were
careful to confine all to the sidewalks wno
could not swim. At some of the .hallow cross
ings, a steady stream of people were passing
throughout the day, some of whom dashed out
into the avenue in the most reckless manner,
but fortunately no one is believed to have been
lost.
The City Last Night.
The day, yesterday, which had been rather
disagreeable under loot, closed rather threat
eningly over head witn driving miau and black
??kies, rendering it an unpleasant job for new
arrivala to pick their way through the muddy
??treet- of a strange city in discouraging quest
of longings. Carpet-bagged and blanket?strap,
ped strangers were bolting in every direction
fu a dazed haphazard sort of way, and a good
many of them found their way to the brilliant
ly lighted and comfortably warmed Capitol aa
if with an eye to quartering there for the night.
in the course of the evening the torches or
the flremear's procession lu up the fog of the
avenue with a curious sortcf siivervbaze. A
somewhat similar atmospheric effect on a
grander scale was observed over the Capitol
building, the great roof light, over the two
houses In session illuminating th?? heavens with
a brilliant halo seen loi miles away in the
country. An inspiring effect was produced by
tbe manner iu which the national /lag floating
over the Capitol was thus emblazoned, every
fold in the glorious ensign being brought out in
radiant relief.
Within the Capitol curious crowds vibrated
between the two Houses, now ? meres ting them
selves with the bustle, confusion aud uoi?y ',
whirl of the House proceeding-, and an.n ta- j
king a sedative by listening to the tranquil ;
debate of the Senate upon the question whether
the Smitbsoaian trust fund interest should or i
not be paid in gold: and ?G so, what about the '
Indian annuities.
Mr. Lincoln was at the Capitol during the
night attending to official business, as was also
most of tbe Cabinet. Mrs. Lincoln wa. also
there during the evening as a spectator ot the
busy proceedings.
Representative? from Ihe Army.
A large nusiber ot eliicers from tbe Army of
ihe Potomac availed themselves of the occasion
to visit tbe city, and added not a little to the
i'ulitary aspect of ?he ceremonies. Among
them weie Major General Webb, chief of Gen
eral Meade's staff. Major General ing ills, chief
? .uartermast?. r of t'.e armies operating against
Richmond General Sharpe, assistant Provost
Marshal General of the Array of the Potomac:
Lieut Colonel Barstow, of General Meade's i
staff; Captains Webster and Robmette, of Gen
eral Grant's atad; and Captain Huwell and
Lieutenant French, of General lngall _ staff; j
all of whom ? ame np on a special steamer from
City Point. Tbe army in the Sheuandoah, at
Baltimore, and all the military posta near I
Washington, were ?-presented more or less by
officer, and men.
The t'rowd.
lip to this morning the number of strangers
arriving in the city wa? nut _.? l.?^. __, _.._
the case four years aero, when the excitement in
?egaiu to me Inauguration of President Lin
coln and the anticipation that some foul play
might be attempted by secession gangs to pre
vent the President elect from taking his s-at,
caused an extraordinary rush to this city some
days in advance ofthe inauguration. On this '
occasion large numbers wbo proposed to come,
in order to avoid tbe difficulty of getting lodg
ings, deferred coming until the day of the in
auguration itself, and for tbeir accommoda
tion extensive arrangements were made by the
different railroad companies in the way of
running special trains. Numbers from a dis
tance stopped over night in Baltimore, arriv
ing here by tbe morning trains.
The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Balti
more road run special trains here yesterday
and to-day, and make return trips north at ?
p. m. and I p. m to-night, and at 11.15 a. m. and
?1 30 p. m. to-morrow.
Rumors ef the Day.
So Important a day could not well pass
without its due proportion of rumors, and
amongst these was one that -?somethiug was
going on," indicating that trouble was antici
Eated from some undeveloped quarter. Rumor
ad it that all the roads leading to Washing
ton had been heavily picketed for some days,
and the bridges guarded with extr_ vigilance,
as It on the watch for suspicious characters.
Also, that the -th Illinois cavalry had been
pushed out from Fairfax C H. on an active
scouting expedition, as it in search of some of
the same suspicious characters. Also, that an
undue proportion of "ornary looking cusses''
in g.? 1/?let! costume were to be seen upon the
streets, indicating something portending. But
as the day wore on in tranquility Dame Rumor
tock a back seat and was heard no more,
f'ntrolin- the Streets.
For the purpo.-eot preserving order the mili
tary patrols were doubled, and made more fre
quent rounds of the streets than uaual. but
notwithstanding the largo number of strangers
in tbe city, uood order prevailed, and but few
arrests were made by either the military or
jrolice authorities.
Pickpockets aad Pongh? in Town.
As usual upon such occasions, quite a num
ber of pickpockets aud roughs made their way
to Washington, some of whom were tracked
nere lrom Boston, Philadelphia and New York
by detectives. The military and other detec
tives watched their movements closely, how
ever, and but lev opportunities were afforded
beni to operate succeselully.
The City Railroad.
That there should be no blocking up tbe
streets, and car? being blocked in the proces
sion, the rsilroua company, when the proc?s
sion was about to move, caused the travel be
tween 17th street and the Capitol to be sus
pended until after tbe return of tbe procession.
Tbe cars to and from the Navy Yard changed
track at tbe south gate oi the Capitol and those
on tbe western end at 17th street, while the 7th
street line ran all day, except that ?furine the
pas?ago of tbe procession tbe cars jumped the
track north and south of the avenue.
Arrivals.
As esrly as Friday morning, hundreds of
?trangers began to arrive in me city, and each 1
succeeding train increased the number. Near- ,
ly all ol the room? ol our leading hotels had
been engaged a week in advance by telegraph
for parties from all sections of the country. ?
Tbe hotel proprietor made every effm to ac
commodate those applying for lodgings, but
not alt(?ge'ber -ucce.atul. At nine o'clock ?
yeeterday morniag, <??? guests were ??booked"' !
at Wiliarda' Besides tbe usial sleeping ac
coramodations of the hotel, the proprietors had
cots and mattresses placed In the parlors, pas
sanes, some ofthe ar joining buildiugs, and, in
fact, e\ery available space, all of which was
taken possession ot by II p. m , and lt wab
found necessary to turn away hundreds who
applied for lodgings. Tbe National Hotel
adopted the same measures as at Willards',
and at an early hour last evening, 700 guests
bad been provided for. The Metropolitan was
densely crowded, and Hi? guests were pro
vided with sleeping accommodations outside !
of the main building. The Avenue, Seaton, !
Ktrkwood, and Washington Houses were ?
crowded to overflowing at an early hour, and j
those wbo applied for lodgings after tbe ar
rivals of the late trains, were turned away.
The smaller hotels of the city were propor
tionately thronged witb guests, as were also
rnanv ol tbe private boardlog and lodging
horse?, where visitors were satisfied with get
ting sleeping accommodations on the floor.
One thousand vtsi'ors were furnished with
logdinee by the Lincoln and Johnson Club, and
the versus flre companies of tbe city eater
tained a large number ot brother firemen from
other cities.
During the past few days the radroad com
panies have been taxed to th-ir utmost cipa;
ity, every train, composed of from 10 to IS
cars, being crowded, and often ladies even
bel??? compelled to take a standing ?eat. It is
estimated that the number arriving daily has
reached from ?,??? lo e-too since Monday, and
thia excluding soldiers returning from fur
loughs, Ac.
Preliminariea. ?_____
The preliminary arrangements were similar
in most respecte to previous inaugurations,
excepting, perhaps, that of four *??" ?*0# *
platform was erected on the st?? ???***??
front of the Capitol, of BmlfmotmetaHRjOh_U
ccmmodate the President __***___**? ?
entrances to the building were closed to all
except tri?se supplied with the talismanic pass
of the SerVant-at-Arms of the Senate. Daring
the last three or four days the attendance of
vittore at the Capitol had Increased wonder
milv and yesterday the throng was so ?m
met-e .is to obstruct all the halls and passage?,
and interfere not a little with the preparations
for to-iay's ceremonies. The Sergeant-at
Arms of the Senate held a levee at hi. office in
the Capitol, issuing tickets of admission. These
were given to Senators, members of the House,
tbe President's snite, foreign legations, mem
bers of the press, and their respective families.
Many, however, availing themselves of Sen
atorial influ? nee to secure passes, effected an
entrance where they had no business to come,
and not a few slipped in many hours previous
to the ceremonies, and patiently awaited tbe
arrival of the procession.
Tbe old trick ol shysters, ?Member ot the
press, tir," did not work at all. The precau
tions against all such schemes were well taken,
_r.d non-plussed many a complacent chap
who flattered himself with the idea of his own
peculiar cutenees. The Sereeant-at- Arms was
courteous but inexorable. The regular repre
sentatives of the press belonging to Congress
received tickets promptly; to all others an in
variable lefnsal was given.
The park in frontot the Capitol was stripped
of much of the building material which oc
cupied its broad area; and on tbe marble blocks
plank flooring was laid, so that no portion of
the grounds were left obstructed. The en
trances on the north and sou t li sides of the park
were enlarged, and nothing neglected that was
necessary to afford favorable opportunities to
the crowd for comfortably witnessing the in
it-resting ceremonies.
Plow and Then.
Four years ago the preparations were of a
far more warlise character. The city was
filled witb rebels who proclaimed their senti
ments boldly in the streets, and hinted violence
to the Executive. National airs were hissed
down in public places of amurement, loyal
men were assaulted on the avenne, and cheers
for Jeff. Davis were of common occurrence.
Por sometime previous to tbe inauguration
tbere had been threats of bloodshed on that oc
casion, and tbe military authorities taxed their
brains for devices to prevent any such catas
trophe. Every preparation was made for
fighting. The volunteer organizations In the
procession were supplied with cartridges,
e harps hooters were posted at convenient spots
along tbe avenue and on the roofs of buildings,
aud at tbe market house a small force of in
fantry was posted for the support of the rifle
men in that vicinity. Gen. Scott, with Magro
der's and Fry's batteries, were at the corner
of Delaware avenue and ? street, ready for
action, tbe gunners and drivers remaining at
tbeir posts throughout the ceremonies. Gen.
Scott in the meantime kept his sconte busily
occupied visiting all parts of the dense crowd
and watching tor tbe first indication of trouble.
The day, however, passed off quietly, but the
?-v.ri.-ii anxiety of tbat morning, and the cer
tainty ot terrible bloodshed following any riot
ous demonstration, created impressions oh the
minds of those who were present tbat probably
will never be erased.
The commandant (Magruder) of one of these
batteries referred to left Washington a few days
after, and subsequently was made a General
by tbe rebels.
The Avenne.
Pennsylvania avenue, about the time of the
starting of the procession, presented a brilliant
appearance indeed, despite the unpleasant
weather. Thousands of people occupied the
sidewalks and tbe windows aud balconies of
private and public buildings. Tbe long colo
nade of the Treasury Building bore an immense
freight of human beings, and the west front of
tbe Capitol was similarly loaded.
Tbe State Department attracted much atten
tion by its brilliant display of gracefully draped
flags; as did the War Department by its dia
play uf flags and also of arches,and other dec
orations of evergreen.
The national flag in some shape, mammoth
or miniature, was to be seen at every available
point along the avenue, and npon the various
carriages, cars, harness of horses, Ac, on the
streets, giving an exceedingly lively appear
ance to tbe scene.
At the White Honse.
As early as nine o'clock a crowd began to
assemble in Iront of the White House, on Penn
sylvania avenue, and in a short time both sides
of the street were completely jammed np hy
those eager to see the President, but they were
disappointed in doing so. as he was called to
the Capitol early this morning to sign a num
ber of important bills passed by both bouses
cf Congress yesterday and last night, where he
remained, and consequently was not in the
urocession. ns was expected. At five minutes
to eleven o'clock, "yiar.nai i.amoD, ana a num
ber of United States marshals acting as nts
aids, entered the east gate of the enclosure
leading to the President's mansion, for the
purpose of escorting the President out and aa
signin. him to bis position in line. At this
time it was first discovered that the President
was at tbe Capitol, when Marshal Lamon im
mediataly detailed Marshal Millard, of Phila
delphia and Marshal Mnrray, of New Lork.
to escort Mrs. Lincoln through the crowd to
tbe Capitol. Mrs. Lincoln then entered her
carriage, in company with Senators Harlan
and Anthony, and passed out the west gate of
the enclosures of the White House, under es
cort of the Union Light Hoard, and drove in
advance of the procession to the Capitol.
The Procession.
As tbe hour tor starting tua une of proces
sion approached the clonds broke away aus
piciously disclosing clear sky In tbe west. The
procession formed on the avenue, between l,Vt
und .uth streets, and commenced to move about
half past eleven a. m.. In the following order:
One hundred and nineteen Metropolitan Po
licemen, under charge of Superintendent Rich
ards.
Squadron ltith N. Y. cavalry, commanded bv
Capt. Leary. followed by tbe band of tbe 1st
brigade Veter ? Reserve Corps.
Section of the It? U.S. artillery, Lieut. King
in command.
Tbe ut brigade-Veteran Reserve corps, com
manded by Col. Gil?, beaded by the Finley
Hcspital band.
The corporate authorities of Washington, es
corting tbe visiting delegation of the Baltimore
municipal government.
Delegation of the Washington Turners Asso
ciation, accompanied by a flue band of music.
The Firemen.
This portion of the procession was In charge
of Mr. Wm. Dickson, Chief Engineer of the
Steam Fire Brigade, as Marshal.
The Government steam fire brigade, it was
expected, would have led off this portion of tbe
procession, but an order was unexpectedly is
sued last evening that the members of the com
panies? Hibernia, Meigs and Rucker?sbonld
remain at their quarters, ao that in case of fire
they should not be out of the way.
THB riULAnKI.ru: ? FIB. MEN.
Chief F.ngineer D. M. Lylc and Aitistant Engi
neer J. S Robin ton.
Good Will Engine, No. '20, headed by the
Liberty Cornet Band, and marshalled by W.
J. Pascoe, came next. This company had
with them three splendid steam fire engines,
drawn by six powerful bay horses, and mem
bers of the company drew a beautiful hose
case, wbich was finely decorated. There were
wt? men in the line, first six stalwarth axemen,
then 'lx plpi-men, and six torch-hearers, fol
lowed by the members.
Perseverance Hose, No. 5, with about sixty
members, drawing a beautiful hose carriage,
which was handsomely decorated. The mem
bers of thie company are an athletic looking
eet of men, who are uniformed in the New
York style, with a white belt, bearing tbe
number of the company. They were headed
by the Douglass Band, and marshalled by
John J. Butler, of the United States Mint.
Mr. Jacob Tiipler, of the United States Enirine
Company, the oldest fireman of Philadelphia,
and said to be tbe oldest in the country, was
with tbis company.
Franklin Hose, No. 29. with about 7u men,
whose fine physluue was universally re
marked, followed, drawing a beautiful bose
carriage, and having wi'h them their fine
steamer, drawn by six bay horses, and a hand
some ambulance, lettered ??Franklin Hose
Company " This Company was marshalled
by ihn?. Darrngb. and accompanied by the
Frankfort Brass Band.
WASHINGTON CITY ? RE DEPARTMENT.
chief Engineer John B. Sessford.
No. 1, W. H. II in es foreman, with bose car.
riage, handsomely set off, drawn by a large
bay horse, and ten members uniformed in red
shirts, black coats, black New York hat, with
black belt.
No. ., with their splendid steamer, hand
somely trimmed off, drawn by four beautiful
gray horses, with ten men, uniformed as No. 1,
unaer John Maddox, foreman. On this engine
were two magnificent wreaths of flowers pre
sented by lady friends of the company.
No. 3, with their steamer, which was received
on Thursday, gaily decorated, drawn by four
gray horses. James W. Lowe foreman, with
ten men, uniformed as tbe others.
No. 1, Hook and Ladder, John T. Chauncey
foreman, witb 'he truck, which has been lately
pnt in complete order, handsomely decoratoci,
uiawn by tour beautiful gray horses. The
ten men of this company were mounted on the
truck wbich had a line of miniature flags
hanging tbe entire length, making the appara
tus a most beautiful sight. This company also
bad a fine reel wi'h them.
The Waebiiigton department was on this
occasion -en the flr-.t time together, and Us
fine appearance attracted attention not only of
onr citizens, who felt justly prona of it, but of
tie numerous strangers who lined the streets.
There was some disappointment expressed that
the steamer of No. 1 company was not in 1 me ;
but its absence is accounted for from the tact
that although it was shipped from the factory
at Manchester. N. H., in ample time to reach
here, tbat the preoccupsncy of the roads by the
Government prevented lt from arriving
A beautiful Temple of Liberty car drawn by
four large bay borse?. In this car, which was
surmounted by a beautiful tent; it was intend
ed tbat there should be a number of youug
ladies representing the different States of the
? e ion. but owing to the threatening state of
the weather in tbe morning tbeir places were
supplied by boys.
East Washington Lincoln and Johnson Club,
headed by William Dixon, Presi lent, and mar
shaled by J.C. J.iilin. With this club there
was a fine working; model of the Monitor,
drawn by four white horses. At intervals
two guns were fired from the turret by George
if. Dice. Tbe Monitor had on the bow, <*The
Union: Our Home:" and the turret was gaily
decorated with flags, one for each State. Aft
tbe tnrret were twe streamers, while on the
turret was a captain's pennant; forward, a
Union jack, and aft, the American ensign.
This was gotten up in a handsome manner,
under tbe direction of Mr. Wm. Beron. dpi.
Bowman's I utery of howitzers, manned by
men froar. the yard, accompanied ' ? club, and
before the procession started fired a salute.
Loyal Pennsylvanians, numbering about
sixty, marshaled by Joseph M. W. Wilson,
and headed by the band of the 2d Pennsylvania
heavy artillery.
Seven lb Ward Lincoln and Johnson Club,
numbering over 101), headed by the band from
Finley Hospital, and marshaled by G. Z. Col
lisoli.
Potomac Hose Company of Georgetown,
about 30 members uniformed iu black pants,
red shirts and New York hat, drawing a beau
tiful reel gaily decorated.
Mount Pleasant Hospital Band.
Wagon ol Hope Despatch Co. with a printing
press, under a canopy of flags drawn by six
bay horses.
Two companies of United States Marines
from tbe Barracks and Navy Yard, numbering
about lm ? men beaded by the Mamie Band un
der the lead of Professor Scaia. Captain Til
ton had command of this detachment assisted
by Lieutenants Young, Reed and Robinson,
and Sergeant Major Dunn.
Detachment of -d Battalion, V. R. C, ( 141th
company,) under command of Sergeant Con
wav. * -_
Battalion of 45th regiment IT. S colored
troops, from Camp Casey, Captain Brown and
Lieute. Walton and Roberts.
Hay's Brass Band, (colored.)
Delegations of colored Odd Fellows, from
the following lodges : John F. Cook, No. l,l>-5;
Union Friendship, -91, and Kasteru Star, 1,0-3;
J. F. N. Wilkinson, chief marshal: G. W.
GBir.or, B. E. Gant, and E. Bell, assistants.
The colored Odd Fellows bad a fine banner,
bearing on one side a portrait of John F. Cook,
and on tbe other the ensignia of the order.
Band of Campbell Hospital.
Giesboro' cavalcade, numbering over loo. on
horseback, beaded by the mounted band of the
:jd V. s. cavalry.
This brought up the rear of the procession.
The Marshals.
Mar.-bal-ir:-Chi?f?Daniel R Goodloe. Aids
to the Marsh tl-in-Chief?Captain J. S. Poland,
Lewis Clephane, George H. Plant, Dr. D. W
Bliss Z. C R.bbius, Wm. S. Mitchell, J. L
Henehaw, Major G. W. DeUo3ta, Colonel A.G.
M. Provest, Dr. ? I). Oilman, J. T. Clements,
jr., Z. Richards B. B. French, Jr.
Marshals.-?Major Charles Hamlin, De Vere
Burr, Alexander Shepherd, James W. Deeble,
Job Angus Lieutenant Colonel GardnerTufts,
J. S. Brown. John G.Adams, H. C. Addison,
Lieutenant Samuel Fessenden. John P. Hilton,
W. il. Craig, Seward A. Foot, A. G. Hall, Geo.
Hill, Jr., U.C. Field. Dr. G. K.Smith, John
W. Jones, Dr. H. A. Bobbins. Franklin Rives,
Major E. E. Paulding, Robert S. Stevens, Wil
lard Seares, Clement L. West, Major E- M.
Stebbins, I.ientenant Colonel James A. Hall,
A. L. Hayes, John R. Thompson, George H.
Plant, jr., C. H. Snow, R. B. Clark, Dr. Daniel
B. Clark, I?:. J. Brooks, C M. Keyes, Sergeant
Major A S. Perham, J. P. Bartholow, Carey
White, H. Grossmayer, James Galway, John
W. Fitzhngh. W. J. Stephenson, A. H. Sawyer,
A.Cluss, Lewis F. Perry, L ?. Campbell,
Georg? VV. Brown, J. W. Thompson, Thomas
E. Baden, Warren J. Collamer, Franklin Philp,
O. A. Stevens. Edward Griggs, T. B. Brown.
L. B. Jackson, Gratiot Washburne, Lieutenant
G. A. Whitman. M. G. Emery,Tbomas Lewis,
Asbury Lloyd, William Orme, Fielder Dorsett,
John Alexander, Major T. H. Gardner, Chas.
J. Frazier, R. J. Meigs, jr., F. A. Boswell, Lt.
Albion Howe, George A. Basse?, George N.
Beali, Captain N. Darling, L. F. Parker, Geo.
A. Bates, James Kelly, Charles S. English, J.
A. Magrnd?*r, R. A. Shinn, James A McKean,
Joseph Gerhardt, Fred Myers, D. C Forney,
Edward Baldwin, S. P. Bell, F. N. Blake, Jo
nas B. Ellis, William H. Rohrer, William J.
Murtagb, John Paxton, H. O. Rf?ever. M. Wii
lian. Richmond J. Southworth, Dr. Julius
Nichols, W. C. Tuek, D. F. Guy, J. R. Dodge,
B. T. McLain, Prof. W. E. .lollison, Gilbert B.
Towles, C. R. Vaughn, Samuel T. Ellis, Chas.
?. Lathroti. Daniel Baker, Thomas Adams. J.
H. Thomas, William __.?_?-?-*, ?-?-?nu?-? w.iis,
W. D. Moore, Captain James Lawrence, Dr.
S. A. H. McKim, L. H. Walker, Captain R. T.
Shillinglaw.
Assistant Marshals, repre^nting Stati? and
Territories:?Gen. John C. Oaldwell, Me.;
Major Evarts W. Farr, N.H.; Edw'd S. Dana,
Vt.: Major Chas. ?. O. Rogers, Mass.: Waltor
C. Simmons, ?. L: Hon. Beuj. Noyes, Ct.; Col.
E. M. Whitaker, N. Y.: Dr. A. P. Fardon, ?.
J : A. S. Fuller, Pa.: B. F. M. Hurley, Md.; H.
M. Slade, Ohio; James H.Clemente, Va.: Prof.
B. S. Hedrkk, N. C: J. P.M. Epping, S. C:
Harrison Reid. Fia.; Capt. Dan'i H. Bingham,
Ala ; Gen. A. Alderson, Miss.; E. Murphy, La. ;
Gov.Wm. Bebb, Tenn.: Col. Jas W. Irwin,
Ky.; J. J.Cuin__ings, Ind.; Dr. J. S. Bangs,
111.: H. J. Gray, Mich.: G.W. McKean, Mo ;
Major Rob't J. Stevens, Cal.: B. N. Hawes, la.;
Major Geo. W. Barter, Wi?.: H. H. Bracket?,
Min; Edward E. Fuller, Kan: Col. R. W. Fur
nas, Neb.; Stephen Gate, Nev.; Hon G E. Up
son, Mon.; Wm H. Burleigh, 1-iak.
I nited State? Marshals.
Chief?Ward H. Lamou, Distici ol Columbia.
Assistant U. S. Marshals?John S. Keyes,
Mass: Wm. Millward, Pa; Robert Murray,
N.Y.: A. C. Sands, Ohio; R Sherman, R I:
Chas Clark, Maine; C. C. P. Baldwin, Vt.:
Chas. Dickey, Mich.; Earle Bill, Ohio; Col.;
?Jones, 111.: Geo. Vt. Phillips, Robert Lamon,
and Wrra. A. Mulloy. Washington.
The following gentlemen acted as citizen aids
to the ?G. S. Marshals ? E. S. Cleveland, Conn.;
J. P. Bartholow end S P. Hanseom, Washing
ton: Wm Stowe, Mass-, Ex-Gov. Newell, N.
J : Maj Gen. Julius Stahl, ?. Y.; Jobu MtiMa
nus a?d Franklin Johnson, Pa.; Erasmus J.
Mitidleton, Washington. James W. Clayton,
Md.: Col. Blake, lud*. W. Y. Sellick, Wls.; C.
B. Denio, Cal ; Judge Delehay, Kansas; B.
Van Riper, N. .7.; Edward Gregg. Pa.; Dr.
Stephenson, Ind.. Capt. W W. Smith, Iowa;
James Currens, Pa ; Charl?>s Sherrell, N. Y.
At the Capitol, f
Early this morning the grounds surrouuding
the Capitol assumed an animated appearance,
and rapidly filled up with visitors, determined
on securing favorable positions. A Hue of
guards were posted about the steps of the east
ern front,"(all other entrances being closed,)
wbo permitted none to pass except those pro
vided with tickets of admission. The doorway
leading from the steps to the Senate chamber
was completely invested by ladies awaiting
tbe hour for their admission; and approach trom
tbe outside being impossible, a skillful flank
movement by the Star reporter on a neighbor
ing window became necessary, and resulted in
bis trimphant occupation of the reporter's gal
lery. A number of the Metropolitan Police
were stationed at various angles of tbe corri
dors, and a few of the Capitol police posted at
tbe bronze doors between tbe House and the
eld Hal I of Representatives, prevented all from
passing over to the senate from tbat Bide unless
provided with the necessary pass.
Tbe Senate Chamber was arranged at au
early hour for the ceremonies. Within the arc
formed by the desks around the front of thu
Vice President's chair, elegant cushioned arm
chairs were placed and cane seats sand
wiched between the widely separated chairs
of the Sena'ore, while solas and settees tilled
np the rear. The proceedings of the Senate
were quite uninteresting, aud about 10 o'clock,
on motion of Mr. Powell, the doors of the gal
leries were opeued to the ladies. The rueh
and scramble for seats was characteristic of
the gentle sex, and from that time until the
Senate adjourned the confusion rendered the
proceedings inaudible. At 11 o'clock tbe gal
leries were filled, with no room for more, pre
senting terraces of variegated hues that vie in
beauty with the finest effects of the rainbow.
The time slipped wearily away to the out
siders, patiently waiting in the mud and rain,
while inside the Senate vanu? endeavored to
transact business, with loud and repeated but
unsuccessful sails of the presiding officer upon
the ladies to preserve order la the galleries.
Vice Admiral Farragrtt entered the Senate
Chamber and quietly sut down in one oi the
back seats. Next came Major General Hooker,
then Major General Bartlett, and others, while
the attaches of the several foreign legations,
??some gorjus lor to see," leisurely sauntered
into their gfcllery.
At fifteen minutes before twelve Vice Presi
dent HatBlin escorted the Vice President elect
to tbe desk, and soon af ti r the Cabinet appeared,
followed by the Supreme Court of the United
States.
The President was seated in front of the
Secretary's table, and the Committee of Ar
rangements on the left Vice President Ham
lin, tbe Chief Justices and Associate Justices
of the S ?? prune Court were seated on the right
ot tlie Chair, the Diplomatie dorps on the right
of the Chair, next to the Supreme Court
beans of Deoartmento on tbe left of the Chair.
Officers of tbe Army and Navy who, by
name, bave received tbe thanks or Congress;
Governors of States find Territories of the
Union; ex-Governors of States: Assistant Seo
retarles of Dep artmenfs; the Assistant Post
masters General; the Assista? t Attorney Gen
eral, and the Judge Advocate General, Comp
trollers, Auditors, and Register of the Treas
ury; Solicitors of the several Departments:
Commissioners, Treasurer, Judges, and tbe
Mayors of Washington and Georgetown, oc
cupied seats on the right and left of the main
entrance.
Memi ?era of Corgress, and members elect,
entered the Senate Chamber by the main en
trance, and occupied seau on the left of th?
Chair.
Vice Pre. ident H rim lin. in a brief farewell
address, feelingly alluded to his connection
with the Senate as ite presiding officer, and
after referring to the brilliant future of the
Republic, concluded by wishing all a safe and
happy return to their families.
Vise President Johnson followed, referring
to his elevation from the ranks as an illustra
tion of American privile, es. and proceeded at
length npon the subject of the subordination of
Presidents and Secretaries to the will of th?
pecple, at the conclusion ol which the oath of
office was administered to him by Vice Pres
ident Hamlin, the Vice President elect taking
the bible in bis hand and elevating it before
tbe audience, exclaiming, ?? kiss this book be
fore my nation of the United States."
Vice President Johnson, after some further
re marks, then took the chair, and calling the
Senate to order, administered the oath .o the
Senators elect to tbe:'<>?_ Congress, after which
tbe body repaired to the east front of the Cap
itol.
Meanwhile the threatening clouds bad dis
persed, and the sun lighted up tbe ??pomp and
circumstance of glorious war*' In the ? irks
most cheerfully, and brightening with its beams
the snow white dome and upturned faces of
tbe throng, a well accepted omen ot the better
days just dawning on the country. As the
President, followed by the imposing cortege
that bad filled the Senate Chamber, stepped
ont from among the columns et the eastern
portico, and in his unassuming way came into
full view of the throng, a loud, loug aud en
thusiastic cheer welcomed him, witb many
repetitions, that seemed as though they would
not be checked, even by the expectation for the
Inaugural. Finally the tumult subsided, the
privileged visitors to the Senate Chamber clus
tered on the porticoes and at tbe windows, and
iu the universal hush, tbe President addressed
the pecple as follows :
The Inaugural Address.
Fellow-countrymen: At this second ap
pearing to take the oath of the presidential of
fice, tbere is less occasion for an extended ad.
dress tban there was at the first. Then, a
statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to
be pursued, eeemed fitting and proper.
Now, at the expiration of four years, during
which public declarations have been constant.
ly called forth on every point and phase of the
great contest which still absorbs the attention
and engrosses the energies of the nation, little
that is new could be presented.
The progress of our arms, upon which all
else chiefly depends, is as well known to the
public as to myself; and It is, 1 trust, reason
ably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With
hig.i hope for the future, no prediction in re
gard to it is ventured.
On the occasion corresponding to this four
years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed
to an impending civil war. All dreaded it
all sought to avert it. While tbe inaugural
address was being delivered from this place,
devoted altogether to sarin? the Union without
war, insurgent agents were in the city saeking
to destroy it without war?seeking to dissolve
tbe Union, and divide erects, by negotiation.
Both parties deprecated war: but oue of
them world make war rather than let the
nation survive; and the other would accept
war rather than let it peri??_. And the war
came.
One-eighth of the whole population were
colored slaves, not distributed generally over
the Union, but locali/ed in tbe southern part of
It. These slaves constituted a peculiar and
powerful interest. All knew that this interest
was, somehow, the cause of tbe war.
To strengthen, perpetuate and extend this
interest was the object for which the insur
gent, would rend the Union, even by war.
while the Government claimed no ?right to do
more than to restrict She territorial enlarge
ment of it. Neither party expected f.r the
war the magnitude or the duration which it has
already attained. Neither anticipated that the
cause of the conflict might cease with, or
even before, the conflict itself shorfld cease.
Each looked for an easier triumph, and a re
sult less fundamental and astounding. Both
read the same Bible, and pray to the same
God: and each invokes His aid against the
Util-I . XI L__y -Treni c u-?g- iu,?.? ?...- __, ..
sboulii dare to ask a just God's assistance in
wringing their bread from the sweat of other
men's laces; but let us judge not, that we be
not judged. Tbe prayere of both could not be
answered?that of neither has been answered
fully.
Tbe Almighty has his own purposes. "Woe
nnto the world because of offences ! for it must
needs be that offences come; but woe to that man
by wftom the offence cometh." Ii we sball sup.
poee that American slavery ie one el thosa of
?en.e_ which, In the providence of God, must
needs come, bat which, having continued
through His appointed time, He now wills to
remove, and tnat He gives to both north and
south tins terrible war, a3 the woe due te those
by whom the offence came, shall we discern
therein any departure from those divine attri
butes which the believers in a living God al
ways ascribe to Him I
Fondly do we hope?fervently do we pray
that tbis mighty scourge of war may speedily
pass away. Yet, if God will, that it continue
until all the wealth piled by the bondman's
two hundred and fifty years of unrequited
toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of
blood drawn with tbe lash shall be paid by an
other drawn with the sword, as was said three
thousand years ago, so still it must be said.
?The judgments of the Lord are true aad
righteous altogether."
With malice toward none; with charity for
all, with firmness m the right, ae God gives us
to see the right, let. us strive on to finish the
work we are in; to bind np tbe nation's wounds:
to care for him who shall have borne tbe bat
tie, and tar bis widow, and his orphan?to do
all which may achieve and cherish ajust and
a lasting peace among ourselves, and with ali
nations.
At the conclusion ot the address, the pro
cession was formed and moved towards the
Executive Mansion, President Lincoln ac
companied in his carriage by lus son. Master
??Tau" Lincoln, and Senator Foster, of Con
necticut. Next followed the carriage of Mrs.
Lincoln, who was accompanied tsf Senator
Anthony, ef Rbode Island, then tb?) carriage
of Robert Lincoln, and next two of the For
eign Ministers, succeeded by the .lyic pro
cession.
The Military Escort.
The military escort, consisting of the First
Brigade Veteran Reserve., Li. Col. Johnson,
a section of 4th U. S. artillery, Lieut. Kin.,
and a squadron of the Kith New York caval
ry, Capt. Le.ary, all under command ol Col.
Gil?, made a flue appearance, and added much
to tbe attractiveness of tbe precession.
The Baltimore Vialters.
At 11.20, the Baltimore delegation having ar
rived, were conducted to the Council Chamber
of the City Hall by Alderman Utermehle and
Coun Miman ?. Lamer, of the committee of
reception. Alderman Utermehle introduced
the delegation t tbe Mayor and Councils of
Washington. Mayor Wallach welconjeil the
gnests to Washington, and assured then."of the
pleasure it would give tbe corporationt. make
them comfortable duringtheirstay. Dr. Way
son, marshal of the delegation, responded
briefly, m appropriate terms _The delegation
consists of tbe president (James Young, E3q )
and twenty members of the First Branch, the
president (Daniel Harvey, Esq.) and ten mem
bers of tbe Second Branch of the Baltimore
Councils, John A. Thompson, Esq, register,
and Samuel McCuhbin, coraptrollerof the city,
John F. Plummer, Esq., the Mayor's secretary,
and the commissioners of finance, E. T. Elli
cott and F. Lit tig shaeffer, Esqs ; aleo tbe
Union Glee Club?In all about six tv members
of tbe delegation, Dr. George W. Way sou and
Mr. Lam? den, marshals. After a few moments
of preparation the delegation was invited to
partake of a fine collation. While waiting for
tbe call to the table, tbe Glee Clnb, nnder
the direction of Gen. W. H. Hay ward, favored
tbe company in the Council Chamber with
some patriotic glees, sung in excellent style.
Tbe delegation afterwards joined In the line
of the inaugural procession. The delegation
are still in charge of the reception committee,
and will to-night partake ol a dinner at the
Seaton House, prepared by order of the com
mittee for the entertainment of the guests.
The committee having the visitors in charge
Messrs. Utermehle, McCathran and Noyes, of
tne Aldermen, and Larner, Wilson and Ruff,
of the Council?after the visitors had proceded
to the Capitol and witnessed the ceremonies,
took charge of them, and escorted them to tbe
City Hall, where thev visited the two cham
bers, and went to tbe lop of the bn tiding, where
they obtained a fine view of the city, surround
log country and fortifications. Wbile on tie
top of the building they drank the be-iltn and
prosperity ot tbe city of Washington, which,
at tbe time, they were overlooking. This af
ternoon tbe committee are doing tbe agreeable
towards tbe visitors, and at eight o'clock this
evening tbe Baltimoreans are to dine with our
corporate authorities at tbe Seat in House,
where they stop to-night, and leave in the
Qfcorning.
The Police.
Thirty policemen, headed by Superintendent
Richards, were detailed to form a:ross tbe
avenue in front of tbe procession, for the pur
pose of clearing the way, and another squad
was detailed to loim a line on each side of the
avenue. The police arrangements were admi
rabie, and tne men deserve much credit for the
manner tn which tbey carried ont their orler?.
A force was also held In readiness at head
quarters, subject to orders.
Mounted Militury Patrol?
Col. Ingrabam detailed a strong mounted
military patrol, who were posted at the iruer?
sections of the varions streets r.ro**slng the ay.
enne to prevent vehicles from getting in the
way, and to assist the police. In this way the
avenue was kept clear of obstructions, and tbe
proceseion meyed along in perfect order.
Photographie.
Among the incidents of the day were the op
erations ot the eminent photographers, Gard
ner, of 7th street, and Brady, of the avenue,
taking pictures ef the spectacle at the Capitol.
The photographs are snperb, and will preserve
to the future a life-like and remarkably soirit
ed presentation ot the scene. Brady also made
a. group picture of all the members of the House
of Representatives, a work of art unsurpassed
by any similar undertaking.
Closing of the Day.
The day will close in an appropriate, man
ner with a public reception at the White House
by the President and Mrs. Lincoln, for which
the most extensive preparations have been
made similar to those of New Year's day, in
anticipation of a large crowd.
.. ? ?*m *
CONURESSIOXAL.
Sa tv Ri) a ?, March 4.
Skhatb? The Senate continued in session
from yesterday through the night, until seven
o'clock this morning, engaged mostly on the
miscellaneous appropriation, ?or "omnibus"
bill, as tt is called.) tbe chief point of conten
tion and debate being the House amendment of
Mr. Henry Winter Davis for securing to all
civilians arrested by the military trial by the
civil courts. Tbe amendment was finally re.
jected hy yeas 18, nays 15. The bill was then
passed as it ?ame from the House.
Various other bills including appropriations
suspended by reason of disagreeing amend
ment-? between the two Houses were finally
disposed of by agreeing to the reports of con
ference committees respectively thereon.
At ten o'clock tbe Senate again met this
morning.
Mr. Morrill reported back from the District
Columbia Committee the House bill to prevent
the enlistment ot crimin?is or persons charged
with crime from the prisons in this District;
and ft was passed.
The galleries ou all sides of the chamber
were now crowded, and the confusion in
creased, so that several Senators declared they
did not know what tbe bill was.
Mr. Conness called up the bill to regulate
commerce betweeu the several States.
The pending question was on the amendment
of Mr. Wi'eon, that ne citizen ot the United
States shall be excluded from any railroad car,
steamboat, or other conveyance, on account of
any State of municipal law, or regulation of a
corporation, ?te., the penalty being *5?? fine or
imprisonment from three months to five years.
Mr. Hale moved to amend the amendment
by adding, ??nor from any meeting house,
church, of hotel:" which was carried; and Mr.
Wilson's amendment, as thus amended, was
agreed to?yeas 21, nays 11.
Messrs. Chandler aod Sumner again called
for the question on the passage of the pending
bill, but ineffectually.
In tbe meantime the Cabin *t members and
Jnsti.es ol the Supreme Court, the latter in
their robes, entered the chamber, and soon the
members of the Diplomatic Corps, in their rich
and superb official dress, and oth.-r dignitari??.??
followed, all taking their appointed seats in
front and on the right of the dais.
Tbe members of the House also -oon 'came in
and tbe floor was filled.
The hour of IS approaching, Vice President
Hamlin rose an delivered a neat valedictory,
referring to the fact that through the four years
of his service the republic bad been afflicted
with war to preserve its own existence, de
volving upon tbe Senate the consideration of
most important measures iu connection with
the struggle, and expressing bis gratitude to
Senators lor tbe manner in wbich they had
supported him ln the discharge of bis duties,
at the same time giving assurance that he had
always desired and aimed to regard the riights
and feelings of all. He closed by introducing
the Vice President elect, Hon. Andrew John
son, as ready to take the oath of office.
Mr. Johnson then came forward on the dais
front of the OSSA* Rn_ ?|??_??_|? the assemhlv.
He announced it as wholly by the aid ?Ttbe peo
ple that he was there to take the oath as Vice
President of the United States, and we were yet
a nation. It was not because of your President,
your Vice President, your Secretary of State,
your Secretary of War, your Secretary of the
Navy, or any or all these, because of yonr Su
preme Court Judges, who like the rest, were
creatur*-s of the people, that the nation, that
the American government, bad been preserved
It was because of the people, and because this
government was so cicely connected with,
and was of the people. He himself was a ple
bian, and he wished to announce it here to the
ministers of foreign governments before him
and to this vast multitude that all this power
of the nation was because of the people.
lt was by. them and through them that the
nation had maintained this great struggle, and
wae putting uown its enemies, and this Union
had been and would be maintained. Tennes
see was a State of this Union, and he thanked
God and the people that she was. The power
of tbe people had made her 6uch, and would
keep her so. He wi-hed to announce this fact,
as well as repeat that other geueral idea of the
power and efficiency of our institutions
through their popular character.
. Mr. Johnson, after lurther enforcing these
views, announced himself ready to take the
oath ot office.
He was then cworu iu by Vice President
Hamlin.
Mr. Hamlin then announced the 38th Oon
gr?*t>s expired by limitation, and the Senate
adjourned.
Vice President Johnson now assumed the
chair, and called the Senate to order.
The President's proclamation for an extra
session of the Senate was then read.
The new Senators and those re-elected for
new terms, were then cAUed to be sworn in
and they came forward and took the oath of
office.
The Senate subsequently returned to the
legislative chnmbr, and then adjourned till 12
o'clock Monday next.
Hocen.?Tbe House after half-past seven
o'clock in the evening was engaged in the con
sideration or not only general appropnaton
but bills of other character.
Tbe usual contusion prevailed throughout the
proceedings.
Mr. Cox introduced a resolution of respect to
the Speaker for tne dignified, able and cour
teous manner m which he discharged the du
ties cf the Chair, and he (Mr. Cox) supported it
in a neat little speech.
Mr. Daweon, of Pa., seconded the resolution
and endorsed tbe remarks of the gentleman
from Ohio.
The resolution was passed, three or four
members only voting against it.
The army appropriation bill was in danger
of being lost. The House bad inserted a prom
ise tbat no part of tbe money suould be paid to
tbe Illinois Central Railroad Company.
This the Senate struck out, and two Commit
tees of Conference bad failed to adjust the dis
agreement.
Mr. Thayer effered an amendment, so as to
bring the subject before the Supreme Court
of the r n i'?-d States, to adjust the legal point,
upon wbich, he said, the disagreement rested.
After debate Mr. Morrill moved that the
House recede: and tbis was agreed to, and so
the bill was passed
Mr Schenck, trom the Committee on Mili
tary A flairs, reported a resolution requesting
the President to direct Gen. Augur to repeal
the regulation which requires colored persons
to obtain passes as a preliminary to leaving the
city.
The House transaeb'd much miscellaneous
business, and at a lew minutes past 7 took a
rece.-s till P.
On reassembling, there being bat few mem
bers present a recess waa taken for 10 minutes.
Mr Davis, of Md., made a report from tbe
committee of conference on the civil and mis
cellaneous appropriation bill. All points were
agreed upon, except that which precludes
civilians from being triea by military tribu
Mr. Pendleton unsuccessfully mored to ad
^Mr^Mallory moved to lav the whole subject
on theTable; but the motion mfsuMthstaadto^
The civil appropriation bUl was loit lrom
various causes. omnAmm arrived
Trie hour of twelve having arrivea,
The Sneaker delivered an eloquent and pa
trmtic address, concluding as follows:
????-?-?*? *>"* ?aG offlclal labors eil<led?
?nth? senate Chamber, and tbe portico of the
-?-nitol? there, with tbe statue ot the Goddess
of Liberty looking dbwn.for the first time, from
ber lofty pedestal, on snch a scene, to witness
and particip?t?? In the inauguration ot the elect
of the American people. And now, thinking
y ?? most truly for tne approbation of my
official conduct wbich yon have recorded in
your journal, I declare the House of Repre
sentatives of the _r_ih Coogress of the Uuited
States ? ri jour ned fin? die.
Tbis speech was applauded.
? O'CLOCK ?? M.
PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S SECOND TBRM.
Since the inauguration o? George Washing
ton no similar event has so stirred the popular
beart of the country where that is loyal to ibe
principles of free government, ae this ic.ngu -
ration of President Lincoln lor a second term.
This means, unmistakably, that the people
with comparatively few exceptions, empbuti.
cally approve the policy aud meayres by
wbich he is suppressing the rebellion, and ti ?> 9
universal confidence in his energy, capacity
and patriotism, as the result of their ezperleuce
with him at the bead cf American public af
lairs during the past four most trying years of
our brief national lifetime. We submit, to thoae
Who reflect, that thia so remarkable display of
popular approbation of our country's Ohle'
Magistrate, means neither more nor less than
an overwhelming endorsement of the new
?? departure" m the course of our national pol
:cy?of our public affairs?into which tb?
so wide spread treason of the times, now
happily gasping in death tbr.es, has prectp.
itated the country. We need hardly remark
that the rebellion has already worked an en
tire revolution in tbe public mind with refer,
enee not only to tbe rights and duties of tbe
Statee, but concerning the obligations whien
the citizen owe to the state and National Gov
ernments, respectively. In tbe same'manner
have civil commotions repeatedly worked rev
olutions iu the popular readings of English
constitutional and other laws, more tbau once
affecting changes without resorting to scratch
of pen, which have amounted to well-nigh an
entire reconstruction of English rights, if not
of English society. __ti in..e .?entfai tran
sitions have resulted tortunately for the Brit
ish nation; increasing and strengthening Eng
lish liberty, and amazingly furthering the ma
terial prosperity of tbe English people and the
power of the English State m tbe attain of the
world. We see no reason to doubt that the
revolution in our own government, which tne
rebellion is so swiftly working, as explained
above, will tail to operate as beneficially for
sasa nation._
THI INAUGURAL OP PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
Tbe Star was the first eity paper to present Mr.
Linco'n's Inaugural addrees to the public; aun
ourjpower press was kept busy for a long time
-Mjfiplying tbe eager demand for it.
In pithy brevity, sagacity and honesty of
purpose, the address is Lin.onian all over.
FROM POINT LOOKOUT.
The steamer Charleston, from City Point,
Capt. Wheeler, with H. E. Goodwin, Poet
<quartermaster, and Dr. Thompson. Medical
Director at Prisoner Camp, Point Lookout, ar
lived here to-day. m
Tbe steamer Balloon arrived at Point Look
out on Friday, from Baltimore, with twelve
rebel murderers, ' r.ngbt from Louisville, Ky.,
among them Major Douglas, Capt. Peacher,
Capt. Ray, Capt. Moore, Lieut. Cooley, and
aleo the laotoriou. Capt. Gurley, who mur
dered Gen. McCook aft*r he h:id been wounded
and placed In an ambulance. The Govern
ment have not yet decided what to do with
them, altiicogh they have all been sentenced
bv "onrt martial to death.
"There are 7??? prisoners at the Point.
The steamer brought up the body of Malcom
Woodruff, who died of consumption aboard
tbe boat, aged tbirty-five. He belonged at
Kingston, ?. Y.
FfiU.il THE SULTH.
The Rebels claim to have Checked Sehe?
field?Thry admit he is not likely to stay
Checked.
The Fall of Wilmington.
We know, fronr Northern papers, tbat the
enemy occupied Wimington on the morning of
the '?rid ult. As the last train left, our Whlt
wortb battery, planted at the head of Front and
Market streets, wa? firing upon the enemy,
who had appeared upon the causeway on the
western side ot the Cape Fear River. Their
main advance was then checked at Alligator
Creek; some few skirmishers pushed forward,
but were driven off.
Our troops retreated across the northeast
branch of the Cape Fear River, at what is
known as Big Bridge Ferry, or MclCee'e Fer
ry, n is emu mm. our iui.._ airemptea io
burn the railroad bridge at Northeast, nine
miles from Wilmington, bnt were only parti
ally successlul.
Later accounts say that our forces had
checked tbe forward movement of the enemy
there. If so. it is probable tbat Schofield will
next try the FayetteviUe route, or attempt to
effect a junction with Sherman.
Since Sherman has already been reponed as
moving towards Cheraw, tbere is no impro
priety in indicating fbeopinion that this may be
a movement by tbe flank, to cross tbe Catawba
river, below tbe railroad, and thence move
on Charlotte, along tbe eaetern bank: or it may
mean a change of front, with tbe intention to
reach FayetteviUe, and be in co-operation with
Schofield.
Gen. Scholield "( becked" by Bragg?Prob
able Junction with Sherman.
(From the Richmond Inquirer. March'?.j
The situation at Petersburg is unchanged.
Scores of deserters coming into onr lines every
night indicate tbat fighting is imminent. The
roads are still too bad for t-eriou. movements
of troops It is stated tbat our forces under
Gen. Bragg have succeeded iu checking the
forward movement from Wilmington, under
Schofield, on the Wilmington and Weldou
Railroad, and that the latter bad advauced no
further tban Northeast river, ?? or 15 miles
from the city. It is thought that Schofield
will try to effect a junction with Shermau via
FayetteviUe, perhaps.
An immense war meeting was held In Mo
bile on the 13th ot February, at wh'ch patriotic
speeches were delivered and appropriate reso
lutions passed.
It is reported that Gen. Hood will be resigned
to an importai.! command in Texas.
rV^^C?LTJMBIA ???????G??????.-8001
_L_. ETY.?A stated meetm* will be hehl iu
the Council Chamber, City flail. Till, ?Saturiay)
1VIN1MQ at7', o'clock.
_11_E. MacMURRAY. Secretary.
rr**_="POUR AND-AHALF 8TREB? PRBSUY
LL5 TBRlAN CnURCH-Pre_.-liiBg morning
anT evening, by Rev. Or. PB_?Ti.r, ot Pittsbur*;,
Pa._It*
?I. O. O. P.? A special nmetingof MUFNT
? ? BO ENCAMPMENT, No.?. will be held
onMONDAY SVININO- next et 7 oclock. Tne
preaence ofevcry member ia earaesily requested.
By order of the C. P.
It* TUO.-l. W. FOWLER, 3cribe,
G??*_*=-? WASHINGTON L0SG1 No. 1. K. of ??
U_J leu ote hereby notified to attend a special
-?Minutili ii-atlnn ou TTTENDAY ? V ?? INO, 7th in
stant, at 7 o'clock. Bnsineas of importane? do
mande the attention f every member.
_ J. P. BULLOCK, W. C.
WM. ? _______ A 8 _m*3t*
*-lTJ5-=?LKCTURB.-Tlie Rev. J. G. Mobris. D D..
lL_3f of Baltimore, will deliver a lecture on
Sunday evening. ct_ i_-i__t. ?its .,yi?c_,
at the English Lutheran Church,corner ef ? aod
1-th streets, for the benelt of the Su.day School.
SnM.ct: "THE AMERICAN FLAG '*
Tick-tn, _?"> CENT8, to be had at Wm. Bailan
t}-?'*, 7th .treet, and Philp A Solomons, Penu
gylvania avenue._m 4 it*
ry-_-? ATTENTION. POUR.H WARD BX
U__? BMPTION CLUB?The member.! of this
Club err re<iues*fd to meet TO MORROW EVE
NING. at7 o'clock, at ?he Council Chamber'Citr
Hall. Business of importance will be brought for
ward. A8-URY LLOYD. Presi ent.
B. 8. DAVIS, Sec'y._m a 2t
G?^-'-??? YOUTHS' MISSIONARY SOCIETY
Lkj? c.unaected with the Kirit B.p'istChurch
will hold th.ir anniver-ary on SUNuAY NN.IIT.
the 6th instant, in the church. 13th street, between
Gaud H, commencing at 7!. o'cIo?-k
Addrieses will he delivered by Senator ?aruis,
of N*?w York; Ii Gov. Wbhiht, of Indiana, aad
oli-ern._
ne-?=-THB ANNIVERSARY EXERCISES OP
ll__f Waugh Chapel M. B. Sabbath ?School will
???G. pisce at the Church, corn-r A atre.t north
and 3d street east, on SUNDAY AFTERNOON
B.xt. Sth instant, at.; o'? lock.
Addrf-nee will be delivered by Hen. Me uri.
Willey.Od.il and Price
Dunne th? exercises Missionary CertileafcM aad
Piizes will be awarded to meritorious acholare,
infinger the children._ _ m_--t*
rv-^^NOTICB-13 HEREBY G?VBN THAT
_._? Books to receive subecriptionM ' o the Capi
tal Stock of the National Union Iimarance 0???
par.y of Washington. ? C, will he opan at Ho.
S9T ? etreet. on the 11th day of March, A. D 1 +?i,
between the hours of II o'clock. M. aad 6 o'clock.
P. M..of s?id day.
JAH HARPER \
C H. MOODY. I
THOMAS PATTON. , Commise une s.
JAB MONTGOMERY,"
JOHN M. RIBLY. ]
fe -7-lOt*
??_=*???? GRAND Y ME MRTH8 ???????
UL_f of th?? new .OUNDRY MRTHODlsT EPIS
COPAL OHUKCH, ?orner of G and Fourteenth
??tree's, i? now open. Th* audience roon? has. beea
beautifully decorated and arranged with special
regard to the con ven 'eri e nt tintore.
There will be select instrumental end vosal mu_le
each evening.
There wi 1 be a variety of attractions?among
wbeh will be vieits from the Coaninanderie? a-d
L ode-? of our own and other iti**- fett

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