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"evexlng star~
fishinrtca News and Gossip.
prtf.dftt i " n^mtnu' I for Pre
.* ?: P" *V!ph;a t > day. ?iu?. y be son t 0
it: 1 tVrly represent *! the nn
republican p?r'y. That
peeetfbe '* 1 *-? their standard b?uer
l*rii v : tre * in nth* past, hel?C9 the
|t( e fi't ?l RpaMi<*%iM an I
*?*rats h*> beta directed to hhofertbro*.
jy^my'urJaMnimity at Philadelphia U
control w ith the dissatisfaction at
pofiiri?'. ?r,l 'hat the Baltimore convention
f/l ke aaj m re harmonious than tUat which
?i rt:c) Mr. Greeley is hardly to be sup
P+ .
link''' Ki.vi.iii? The receipt* from this
ggj-t to-day ?ert <41_'.?42J?.
Tit P?WM5T tL.;- morning -.gned the tax
utdtan:) I'tiL
mtb drtaeted from the naval acad-.-iay.
fc?. S. s. Ccx continues to improv.; aad
to he oat in a lew days.
The foniMio* to survey the northwestern
teuBii tr . we CMipletin; arr.4ngom.11ts for ths
tsriy drptrtare of thc expedition.
AS' 1 Kir: Veto?The bill reeent'y passed
ttBfrtu- !?r (he relief of Thorns B. Lawrence,
rfLexirgton. Missouri, has been vetoed by the
fr*?.Je?>t. The claim was for prop* rty (lestroyed
tain* tl.e war, ami the KriNnik of the veto are
an;!.ir to those taken in the Best ease.
flaee to-day to 1111 one vacancy in class group
A. Sixth An iitor'* otf.ee, and one vacancy in
eia-> 2. group A, office of the Commissioner of
Ca?u>m<-. There were about twenty-live appll.
rants tor the llrst uataeu v.? ;incy, and Out three
?r four lor the vacancy in the custom-' office.
SoMr^ATioss? President sent following
Mi-1-at MM to Semite to-day: Medical Inspec
tor Harms Dnvall, to be medical director; Sur
mr. -?obn M. Browne, to be medical inspector
Y*r<>l A?Kt?tint Snrgenn Geo. R. Bru?li. to lie
MKceitj-rohn t?Oole Ohio, agent for luiians
a>tw Mexico. ( Ptiebto agency.)
AT THE Whit* l!oc?* To-n\x There were
fewer i..-;tors than usual 3t the White House
ts-<!ay. and no vsUors of great prominence
J*1 01 ealiers were to pay their re j ects.
IkePr^.lert rece.v, d several^ fel-irramsftom
phiU<lel|'hia announcing his unanimous r^
"*e xi Otis'1 COnveyiD* the congratulations
Ri\r Admirals?The Senate y?sterdav
csaflTB i the nomination or Kear Admiral
Jwrib F. Oreer, to take rank from July u
Kt. next after Rear Admiral C. S. B ****?
te r. commendation that Rear A im.ral
Jiaes A ..|en.now on the retired list, and in
Mniaiid of the I r.ited States naval toree* on
4? Euroi^an station, be continned in that com.
3^k ^ ^^0V'9i0n!, ?f seefion
?^ leact of Congre?< approved December i?lf
Ij the Sejate yes-erday, after oar report
cmtil. t?:c remam?ler of the afternoon ?8^2*.on
?a?iti:e w'.oieof the evening session (except a
lr*f nice. Pa?ed in the consideration of execn
ave bte.nes, .were devoted to the q nest Ion of
iliWMtatoBUif'^ section of the snndrv civil
?Wf?I iumb bill, appropriating ??i?0
?rt te. clmrns against the United StVeTof
*t ivntractors in the ! ?te r-bel star-- 1 'ior "n
/ Af'er considerable*!^^ tou
nariT 'l.i.tor v motions, it wa? agreed ta p >-t nine
Tis Niw York Central Caa* Aoai*.?
A? rt*r,.j m Tpe jjtar a few days Mr.ce, the
Wtotwatr 0f internal reven.ie recently
W>:,ICCt?r *1 Albany, New York, to
^Kopertv ot the
57.1 al' ai iroad com pan.- ,u satisfy
Zr.^ n f tb< government for a U< o"r
Ct 'n '.J* a.--^--sed on a stock
Cidta^1 utithe coanany .lecltred;n i-,\ and
naff? A 01 ta* has always been
mdtd by the company on variou- pretexts,
ntfrmpany n. w ?,k th*t the gov're meet
?u?l*i.a ar*i?n until their attorneys can confer
e ? pA nfrTe.T*ry ?JL the Treasury and C-?ni
5? *a.t - r i '***' t tatter has coneented
v "h J ???PWMUy, but .t is not
uitV VJ t,mttorney-i 01 the Central c >m
ftn W imlaee the com-n.>sioner
*!* ? r*,fl decision in the ca*. Tue a'fc?r
.? K l^re neit vetk.
Kern** In llie Neeate To-Uay.
There was rot a great deal of excitement at
?? Capitol to-uay over the news from Phila
?Iphia. The Senate galleries were very thin
Kasiness proceeded verv ouietlv. Yioe
,M. eitVy I*"*'- Mr Pomerov to
. retired to his room where he'wa*
.rjr'r1'' of ,i,5f'lU friim his frTenb
a^'erfat T pr-"i*ct>. S. n ?tor W;i
??' -? between his ?tat an.] rbe ante
whence friends were constantly cat I tag
t?\ '??" "> ot numerous ,l J
***urm? h.in that his nomination
He Iwwk^ happv
Trr" ,T t .t. . con**P,>n'tents in the city
e t?l,'?T*l'h office, in the rear or
ir^recXr.e,?>Vcr3>?Uer-T' anJ 'n^n
^Tpl t'? of di.-patches trom their as^o -iates
l^i adeiphia ajTtoin* them ot the situation.
Ir""i ttl r*"t 7 ma lehw expected reply to
a.. ? *r h^day, drawing it much mii.ler
V e*J*cteJ' probably owing, ?s he mti
J?M, to the ta?;t tbat elahorate repliee hid
by Mp^ W*n and Car
* ?^1, r, .i UV ,u arr!?-vuf teetim >nv a*
CiWaSi if,'*. President
?fth'.w* Stanton, and the high opinion
??#???? ?"f't?in^t by the Utter, whi-h
J*\!rrm>?g' V!iumner i-onteate.1
H' . v , . !,rmiw hi,> ?*t*rements, a-m
JV? J 'r"ru >'"ra?-?t White, of the Chicago
? W' , r .'". n K *' Anient. It seerus n.?W
>efc r .-'ran?Ie|i lb,it ,h,; ??"
r*- rat .on Si naror* i roToke it mriii
W ^ 1-oltti-nJ_.l. hate .rthis'sSZ.
'J?OT,aiiom bit* kbx thx l/m,,,,,.
?^crt^ .V.l^uo " in' N^OrlS"
*tte re?.^. t.. *" "lltt they reeommend
kiltrt - ? eonvention* to apimint com
fcin/arirnrimen^?r>e'icb P->werT,
^a the tw^iJ^t.^L fW 01 c,>",ll>er ation be
**Tee "P?" * common
to ^ r^>a?>eaded Tor
nefcoli 11 co?*ent?ons. and 10 make
recommendation* a-? to the ^ener^i
E*7**to then, Aall neem B it
r>'ood t^at the report of ths*e com
to ,he flnal r:*tilication
CWT;,'5. fhe respective conventions.
neetTo-dayf * J appointed and
?k,.( J'7 *.>wgr?pt,:cal I n:on ia session
?nt abolition of the Govern
*b?rd:r ofl5ce- A resolution U.at all
!?iu ? ,* ? """^ns are recommended to admit
*?*toL Mc,ah??*hip. upon the same
Mi i Y offered. An amenda^ut
*?*** diseonntetanc
*?rin* ?f female umons, and atrik
CA?t?The l.eet
^ ! l-o ^,,1?"' **7* tk*fon next tlie
J wi" be laid iefore the
.\-<kt ??+, ^uiJ au inaictment fa^w, it is
i**L>frr o, cnnmal wtll aove for
2?? 'X toUr ^riJ0 ^ arcalt court, which
the e,.itT' .T^? object, adds the Mirror.
" kii.irei *!T **' tn fhe late exhumatian of
2fir*tbe 1^tru"r,,1Hportions of the
iXVZSi f,rU- fur thc double Mr
JJ*?eiiee ot .* nwjiB|[ themae1 ves of the
^ ^ -?^ty aay
i^sv -?**f t^od to exist in the chain of
2^'^id iii>t ? A T ?tomacli of
? wM . V JTfii jury
1 *-*u '? hm.is Of Prof, ronry.
J f.r.lJ'MOI'f l*OTE.
ExcitingSccnc- -nd Incidents
The Preliminary Proceedings this
Horning Mormon Delegates El
rinded? Cot. Cooke Placed on
(he National Executive Com
mittee ?Delay in Kc*
porting the Plat
[.cf)'ciaZ Difjatcktt to Th* Evening Star.]
Philadelphia, .Jane C?The second day of
the Convention and the day of the nominations
opens with a bright, clear, warm unshine, and
owing to the cariy hoar of meeting, tbe city has
been in a glow of interest and excitement since
i>ix o'clock. The crowds are larger than ever,
the streets in the neighbotbood of the Academy
being quite impassable with clubs and bands
Forney's rrttt publishes a table, which gives
Colfax a plurality on the first ballot. Last
night a plurality was figured by all tha New
York papers for Wilson, and the reported
< lian^e is causing intense excitement am >ng the
Wilson men, who are belaboring delegated in
all quarters.
are all on hand in the Academy, and are count
ing op tfceir close votes very earnestly. Dis
patches from Washington, denouncing them as
thieves and jobbers, and representing that
Senator Wilson repudiated them, were read in
ail the delegations, and caused a bitter feeling
of excitement. The syndicate are mmitied
that a fellow-journalist should thus denounce
them. All the Philadelphia papers suppressed
the telegram, and even Mr. Jennings prohibited
its appearance in the Timet, whose Washington
curresi-ondent originated it.
has becomc more crazy than ever over the ex
citement that snrrounds him. and has just an
nounced from the Continental grand staircase
that when he becomes President he intends to
hang a thousand hell bounds at once.
Ten a. m. was the hoar for meeting of the
convention, but the crowds were so immense
that it was more than half an hoar before the
delegations got in their places. In the mean
time tbe bands played patriotic airs, which were
cheered lustily. Tbe private boxes and some of
the dress circles contain ladies to-day.
After prayer and roll-call of states, George P.
Holman, of the Oregon delegation, arose and
said: ? " Oregon has been for four years under
democratic rule. Monday she held an election,
and now she is republican." [Great cheering
by the audience, with renewed cries of three
more cheers, the convention rioing to its feet.]
The committees on rules and credentials mado
report , which were agreed to, ther J being ful'
delegations from every state and territory, with
out contest, except Utah and Dacotah, which
were given two votes each, the Mormon delega
tion ftorn Utah being excluded on the ground of
rot Wing duly elected by a regular convention.
Cbas. Spencer, of New York, hoped the Mor
mons would be admitted. "Let us marry them
ad,"' said he. [Great laughter.] A motion to
admit the Mormon delegation was lost.
was then elected. Senators Morton and Nye,
General Dodge, of Iowa, Senator Clayton, C. C.
Fulton, of Maryland, Congressman Frye, Aver
ill, W. E. Chandler and Governor Henry D.
Co?ke were amonu those elected. The latter'*
name a as received with roands of applause.
While waiting for the platform the convention
listened for an hoar and ahalf to speeches from
various delegates.
At 12:30, without waiting for the platform, the
rules were suspended by two thirds, and the
convention voted to proceed to nominate a Pres
ident. Ex-congressman Cullom, of Illinois,
chairman of that delegation, nominated Grant
for a second term in a brief, bat spirited, speech.
The entire convention and all the audience
rose to their feet, and for several minutes there
was a tremendous roar of enthasiasm. Hand
kerchiefs, Hags, banners were waved. The
bands struck up"iiailto the Chief," when a
large equestrian scenic painting of Grant
descended foom tbe roof at the rear of the
stage, filling the entire space. It was flanked
vn each side by medallions of Lincoln and
Stanton. It w an excellent likeness, grand and
theatrical, and the effect of it* appearance was
Ex-Lieut. Governor Woodford, of New York,
seconded the nomination of Grant in a brilliant
speech, when every state followed with its
electoral vote; Illinois, New York, Penn
sylvania, and other large states being loudly
cheered, several of the chairmen of the dele
gations making brief speeches. Alabama led off
with its 20electoral votes for the "True and
tried patriot." amid great cheeriug. When the
roll wa?> floished, the T52 electoral votes of the
entire union were thrown for the renomtnation
of President Grant.
When New York was called, Its chairman said:
"New York casts her 70 votes for Ulysses S.
Grant, and, in the language of her distinguished
citizen. Horace Greeley, says "Grant is a man
who has not and never will be beaten." [Long
and continued applause.]
North Carolina said, "We cast 20 rotes for
Grant, and it Is the tar-heel state. We Will
When Khode Island was called, Gen. Burn
side cast its vote. He was received with intense
enthusiasm, the convention giving him nine
When the District of Columbia was called,
John F. Cook rose and said:?"The District or
Columbia, the seat of the United States govern
ment, has a Uesirat le boose to rent, and desires
me to say that she wants to let it to tbe same
tenants. She casts her two votes for U. S.
Grant." (Great applause.)
When the president finally announced the full
7-92 votes for Grant, a choir In tbe gallery sang
and the band played a new song, "Grant shall
be our President again."
Succeeding that the band played "John
Brown's soul is marching on/' and -"Rally
around the flag." The vast audience rose and
joined in tbe chorus. Tbe scene at this point is
unparalleled for enthasiasm.
The nommation was finally ratified by nine
The spectators in the upper galleries were so
worked ap by excitement and enthusiasm that
they took oft their coats, and thousands ap.
{?eared in their ahirt sleeves. A.
AsMdatsd Frsss Ditpauhn frem UiO
Philadelphia, June 6.?The Academy of
M usic was densely packed at 1* o'clock, wher
the convention re-assembled. Many ladies
were present. The enthasiasm was Immense,
every popular air played by the band eliciting
hearty roands of cheers. The committee on
platUrm not haviag eeme in there was some de
lay in opening the session. It is sndersteed there
have been somewhat serious differences of
opinion in the committee.
Tbe weather Is beautiful to-day, aad numer
ous flags are displayed in all sections In honor
it the events to occur. This gives a bright and
|?yous appearance to the city. The streets are
thronged with peopil
ora usirruta interests.
Tee committee on reso.'ut?oni has added the
foHowing to the platform to be subm tted to
fnrj'^lr'd' Tbmt 016 "I*?*1? restoration er onr
Tore.go commerce, navigation, and ship build
"efuritl of^?!he h??"?T M 11 la to the
security of the nation, and that a viimrr?n?
J?*"**** lolicy which shall secure employment
thiS^T.* b.y.^kl,'f A??erican bnV?,?
?ith tn? V vehicle of American commerce
Jut JSle ??untrle? the "me n with the
emergency *' alone *de< !?<*"> to the
A* Ift-1A/mP?KI*? '?OOBEDIWQ9,
ti^ *irman Selt,e called the ooTen
?tr#r; antl 'nt rod need Kev. Dr. Harper
of the Broad street church, Philadelphia w'io
Lro?nate trrr''Vini *'?"'"*> ?lo?S ind a?
propnate ttrmn. After mti?ic bv the ban 1 th*
?"?f rt?tes Was called, when the presence of
eachi was announced by the chairmen of the re
spect ire delegation*. Here it was discovered
that a hundred person* had obtalnel entrance
wrrcptittoosly to the hail, all of whom were
expelled by the ser^eant-at-arm*.
Kev. I?r. Harper, in his praver, spoke of the
da> as one which would he memorable in the
future?a day which was to record another r.a^e
in our national history; a day in which cent-re I
and around which clu?tered,not merely the wel
hIVJbut P^'i'ly the destination of the nation
shouId >?e> th? the platform to be established
should bo the embodynentof wise and iu>t an J
humane principle*, and that ?fie man to he se
U andiJtm T.brT 0, tiie rePJ0"c*n par
?>.?" JSVJJK ?d bi
mr. j?eVor, 01 Oregon, rose and said "Oregon
Is redeemed. t?he has gone republican Uv<t
Monday an election wat held. Four years we
have been under democratic rule; ?
republican iu representatives and the legisla
ture. ihree cheers for Oregon."
r,is Tu^ o*1?* or business.
mn.mif?iTl*1 A?0"'of Massachusetts, from the
^r^i.vfe..V rules on,er of business, re
betical O? w ? "taf>e8 a.r310 be called in alpha
!?1! ?1 ?rJer> ea,-'.h state si.VI be entitled to
dcuble its senatorial at.d congressional votes
f?rt of^?t0rthe r?50nt ?PPortlonment; the re-'
thl . i Ji? c?mmittee on credentials tjrst, and
the plattorm to be disputed of before
!ZT*,'?n; the ro11 ^all should not
ud when* ?Wlth ? ?,n the nominations
jKZSZif?1 btf?X? <?? conStl'J!
\i5i5f>minati?n be unanimous?*9 in case of a
vo i ftl 2SM?n? tue f haira?*n shall state the
Th? r?t ?li!0rw candidate or proposition.
The rules of the Houseof Representatives sh-ili
?^W;d; but oal>' ? '"e minute speeches, ex
thl'f ? .1 on!l?nt ?' convention except
hat in the nomination ot candidates, ten mln
mftte^ tonea?bC,alU,Wf'1; the "a,i<>n?' "m
air. Pendleton. of Iowa, trom the committae
on credentials, rented that all the sS and
territories are represented in full; there are no
ol Dako.a they admit all four dele,ri'e^ wi'h
two votes between them; in the case ot ' Utah
thev admit the Holllster-Uould delegates.
to ***** ar' admitted, sunaftuhelr
convention '"j* ?rJ?ng,.V*I,er' Panted to the
claims to seats in tie content 'on we"would re"
a. ?r the na-,on
"i'k^he right and the dulyir cWeifS
iarbLrKm" t territone9 thoee twi? relics of
!if?, 5?,y?*my and slavery.' pu;yi iruv
?;?'$ V? WicKa "S"0S:,?S
firfl I e . aj;,ai"st wb'ch the republican
S2? SB2& oil, S 5S-S%1 ?>
hcan Congre^. The sup,K>rt of polv^Jmv i^
therefore anti-republican, and onDC^hi^7 tn
??%?(?.'!hTbic"lb,n in the ^
well as in the party sense of the word How
S1'4'1!1'cRajion representing that institurion!
?n'y le? conceivable than itwouhi ij. ii it were
kir"s'. ?! recognition of this demand as just
Mr. .Smith is the alternate of Mr Fitc'i Hvim
is not here bee a use he has detcrmii'.l tn
?urijort Grwley,) a.,1 is the flr"t vi?
president of the Mormon church en
? ra.rSr
? 2! T* that is His reward for faithful if
ineftcrnt. service. Mr. Fitch Is their !Senator
.if! J* ? co^ld ^cure his pror-uective
bt^iuorccd^be ^pul>U(^ai?La'i<i'!?>have
city have acted P^itic^.^^;^,^^;
wif'.he'^ a"" ?ction were j^sible here
^i. ? representative# of the national an
?mT 'SfnT'iS?S po'?f"
?i l??r'' JSJiSfie ,n.S?r.rS5criS?l
I-ower, and, in the face of this v ui ssL ?
Sff "ffi! baurtcol09t -fht or tor the time
ThwhiS' be'I,g "^^"Sftae
irreiWe SJSS ^Were t0?
cipal election of SUttS'w^ InApriiT^O
It rr4irfUttVe committee wii? ai^iointetd^^
Which elected us to tUls convention 'SSclu
nM iiiu* respectfully represent that we cannot
"ational republican convention cou'd
admission tnw^ of
Messrs. hmith anu I* allcr without eeli-itnitiH
c?nKf !h^locency. as well as the true republi
Mto S^ty entire BmUof; wltbout distinction
w parl> ? O. o. Hollister,
Mr. Spencer said these men had come a urp.t
"a-nrjotss asc-Ssszz E
oeition had been made la the
Ole^)n t a,' ri0ri<Ul W. M. H.
Iowa, O. *. DoSpi; KaaMf, ^ohi l. M^tin?
Kentucky, Wn/C. Ooodloe: Louisiana Q Cu
?ZS?. B. cTa
(cheersi; 11 inneeota, Jt>hn F. Avert 11- muJ
stppi, O. O. French; Miaoorl. E S vin Hai
_ _ York, Edwin D. Mor
Cn (loud cheers): North Carolina, J. C. Ab
ttj Ohio, B. B. Cowan: Oregon, Jame*
O. Wl'son; Pennsylvania, <Tm. H. kemble,
cheeir;l Bhode Island, Wa O. Brayton, Soath
r.ftMlir * Vm?wiu t 1. . >
1 \ IT* ?; ? 11 iMisinnm www* v. mji ?> WU, aUQlll
I LaroUi a. Franklin J. Momb, Jr.; Tennessee,
f ?agr.Hga tfgy^gvsae
1 Abkb Cmwell; Wisconsin, David Atwoo.1;
Arizona, John Tlto?; Colorado, E.lward M.
McCook; Dakota, Wm. H. U. Beadle; Montana.
Lucien B. Church: New Mexico, .1. G. Palen;
I'tah, A. S. Gould; Washington, L. D. Andrew;
Wyoming, Wm. T. .lone*.
The chairman stated the national executive
committee is called to m^et in an adjoining hall
Immediately after the adjournment ox' the cju
The convention hall wad packed by 10o'clo-k,
and thousands ontside are waiting Tor the nomi
nation, which is to be proclaimed by a salute
from cannon posted on Broad ftreet.
Ex-Governor Parsons, of the Alabama dele
gation, ottered the following resolutions:
R- tol -d, That we earnestly desire peace with
all na'ioti* as the greatest earthly blessing, and
the 'inuatton of friendly relations with
tin andedon principles ot justice and right.
Tc mpli.-h these great ends we are willing
lo i. .ti all proper confessions. This spirit has
ch/ * terired all our Intercourse with the peo
ple vernment of Great Britain.
? I, That in view of existing circnm
? we deem it proper to declare thn? in
onr j ent where these means fail, our Kug
lish will find the people of the United
State* at this day as tirmly resolved and united
in the maintenance of our rights and hounr as
our fathers were in 1776, ani>isi2; and that we
will uphold the hand our government in as
serting them, without distinction et* party or
section, as our fathers have taught us, with
"our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred h >n>r."
Jictclrnl, Th..t the Trent affair was settled at
the time by the prompt action of our govern
ment before the act complained of wa.- made
known by the British government, and that we
commend this example to favorable considera
tion with respect t? the Alabama claims, which
must also be settled by peaceful meansor other
Mr. Parker, of New Jersey, moved that the
resolutions l>e referred to the committee on res
olutions, without debate.
A motion to lay them on the table was reject
ed, and then a motion to refer was carried.
Mr. Parker moved that all resolutions offered
be referred without deb^e to the committee on
Mr. Robinson, of Louisiana, moved to refer
without reading.
Mr. Parker accepted the amendment, when
the motion was adopted.
Mr. McMichael presented to the convention
of America, embracing resolutions, which, by
a vote of the convention, were read. Thsy set
forth the principles of the republican party,
and urge the imi>ortance of faithfully standing
by and upholding them against all foes, opposi
tion or treachery. Au expression sustaining
universal civil rights and auti-kuklux legisla
tion called forth applause.
Mr. I^oring (Massachusetts) followed th."> read
ing of the Union league resolutions with a
brief approval, and moved that the resolutions
be entered on the minutes and printed. This
was agreed to.
Mr. Flanagan, of Texas,called out George W.
Carter, of Louisiana, who had led a rebel
brigade. H e wanted to hear from the ex-secession
side of the house. [Cries of " Carter," " Car
ter."] General Carter then came to the front
of the platform. He spoke so inau lihly that at
first it w.as difficult to hear him. Ho said he
had been a rebel, but was reconstructed.
He came out of the war with two planks iu his
platform; tlrst, if he could not get what he
wanted, he would take what he could get.
Second, that a whip{>ed man had no right to
decide what he would have. He had learned
that the will of the people must be respected.
Referring to Greeley, he said the people of the
south respected a man who was tirm and made
them behave themselves. If the democrats
nominated Greeley at Baltimore, he b-Iieved
Grant would get more democratic votes in Lou
isiana than Greeley. [Great cHl-ers.]
Mr. Sproback.of Ala., being called o.it, ad
dressed the convention in a string Germ in ac
cent. He recited some of the cruelties or the
kuklux to illustrate the importance of decided
legislation and the strong arm of Grant to ex
ecute it, to guarantee protection to all ciizens
in the enjoyment of all their political and civil
rights. In conclusion, he predicted Schurz
would not muster a corporal'sguard of Germans
to attend his own poMieal funeral. *
Mr. Storr, of Illinois, having been called out,
said he represented In part the greatest carpet
bag state in the Uniou. There was only man
in the delegation who was born in the state. We
eulogized the energy and enterprise of her peo
ple, and said'df the carpet bag tree produced
such fruits, let us, for God's sake, plant u all
over the land."
The sj>eech was interrupted by impitient
cries of "lime," "time," but the ch i.rman
interfered and restored order, when
Mr. Storr proceeded with his sj>eec!i. He
ridiculed the pretence of Carl Schurz, who, he
said, had tailed miserably, both in war and
peaco. He ignored him as his fellow citizeu,
sa\ ing that ht ?as so no longer. He pr.- licted
the re-election of President Grant as lus own
successor by a larger majority than am candi
date had ever received. As "he closed his re
marks there was great confusion, and impatient
calls to proceed with business. Several dele
gates proposed to go on at once with the nomina
tions, instead of waiting for the rej>ort of the
committee on the platform, but the chairman
announced that the committee would be pro
pared to report in half an hour.
In rcsj>on*e to calls .John B. Henderson, of
Missouri, s{oke from his place in the delega
tion. He deciiued extended remarks until he
should get his text in the nomination and plat
form. The republican party in Missouri is
united. There will come up from the hills and
valleys of that state one universal shout for the
nominees of this convention. The divisions in
the party there had been unfortunate, but they
have been healed, and republicans and liberals
now stand on a common plattorm. He said that
Gratz Brown had seemed to shirk, auer his
election as Governor, that he owed m W to the
democracy. He had accordingly left us. Let
him go. We vish him every eucccss, except
election on the tail of the liberal republican
Mr. Bickham,of Ohio, moved to suspend the
rules in older to proceed to ballot for President
of the United States, as the committee on the
platform was not ready to report.
Thf ayes and noes were nearly equal, when
the chaft man announced the motion lost..
James R. Lynch, colored, secretary of the
state of Mississippi, being called out, took the
platform, saying that the colored race were
waiting anxiously to hear of the rcnomlnation
of Genera! Grant. There was no occasion for
further eulogy. That the republican party was
necessary to mankind was as cUar as that the
sun of the democratic party was dead, it must
be buried, because a dead body on the surface
of the grouud in summer time does more harm
than the iiving man. | Great appUuse.] Its
contagion threatened the Uuion soldiers, their
widows and orphans, the national credit, and
the public liberties. Under the leadership of
Grant we i>roi>ose to turn out and dig the grave
of this corpse so wide and deep that it can never
be resurrected. [Applause.] The col
ored men were born of the republi
can party, and by it stand. Op
position torant means opposition to the tri
umphs of the war. Tell me not that because
Gneley Is Identified with thec$useof the liberty
of colored people he will find magic in his name.
They know the name of Grant still more as he
who carried out their faith of freedom with the
frword. [Cheers.] They are bound to Grant by
cords that cannot be separated. He said the
colored i<eople of America are gravitating to
the South, and argued their indisuenslbility to
the development of that section and Mexico and
Central Amerlea as well. He repeated that
Grant will be strong at the South. Greeley's
name has no charm there. The man who has
the genius to command success on the field when
the popular heart was weak, Is the man for this
Mr. Spencer, of New York, moved to suspend
the rnles, in order to proceed with the nomina
tion of President, only deferring the nomination
of Vice President until after the platform shall
be adopted. Lost.
An Ohio delegate called for a crippled soldier
of that state. General Noyes, advancing to the
platform, said that the reeling of the Ohio dele
gation was to talk less and to act more. He
thought they ought to Anlah their business and
go home. He was afraid that they would not be
able to go home to-night, If they waited
for the report of the committee on the plat
form; therefore he wished to proceed with
the nominations at once, and let the
platform oome in aTterward. He promised
for the nominees of this convention a larger ma
{ority than Ohio gave for Grant four years ago.
Cheers. ] There was absolutely no disaffection
n Ohio. [Cheers.] There had been a few
liberal republicans, as they ware called,
but they were bow ashamed of them
selves. and were stronger friends of Grant now
than they were before. He persisted in the
opinion that the convention should at once pro.
ceed to the nomination of candidate for Presi
dent. [Cries of "make the motion."] In con
clusion he moved to snspend the rnles, and pro
ceed to nominate a presidential candidate.
This was carried with great cheering.
Mr. Shelby T. Cullom, of Illinois, chair mm
of the Illinois delegation, having advanced to
the platform, said: "On behalf of the treat re
publican party of Illinois, and of the Union; iu
the name of liberty, of loyalty, and Of justio
and of law; In the interest of economy, of go > I
government, and 01 peace, and of "the equ*'
right* of all, renerubtring with profound
glati' le hi* glonou? achievements on
the id and his noble statesmanship an chief
tuag strafe of this groit nation, I nominate for
tb* pr- si lent ror a second term Ulysses s.
The nomination was hailed with most enthu
siastic demonstration. The delegate" r??e to
their feet in mass and cheered vociferously,
waiving their bate and harw'lierchiefs. In tHe
height ot the enthusiasm a op s.'?ne was low
ered at the back of the 'Age, with a picture
of General (irant on hor*. 6. X, and the band
s'ruck up "Hail to the Chi ji'." The scene was
wonderfully exhiliarati'g.
Mr. S. L. Woodford, of Ntvr York, advanced
to the platform to second the nomination. He
?poke of Senator Sumner't a?i?er:<;ons on Gen.
Grant, referring particularly to Sumner't quo
tation of Secretary Stanton. in these words: "I
know General Grant bettei than any other per
son in the country can know him. It was mv
duty to study him. and I di 1 so night and day;
when I saw and when I <Ud not sec b.iu. and
liow I tell you what 1 kn< w. he cannot govern
this country." L<et the hit ory, he said, of those
perilous days reply that the great war sec
retary Indeed knew ('.rant thnvigh and
through; that until the hour when Grant
assumed personal command In Vlrgianla,Stan
ton had been compelled to discharge net only
bis ministerial duties as Secretary, but to watch
and guide the action of the commanders tn the
field; that from that hour b"! and Linooln alike
trusted, leased upon, counselled, and confided
upon General Grant, and left him free,
according to his own good government, to
fight the rebellion in his own resolute
and sure way. Let history record that
when our gallant Sherman seemffd in the
judgment of the War Secretary to have erred
in the terms proposed for Johnson's surrender;
that Stanton knew Grant so well that he sent
him, all untried in diplomacy and statesman
ship, to avenge the surrender and prevent i>os
sible legal complications mid political misun
derstandings. Let history also record that this
plain soldier, of whese autocratic, egotistic ami
imperial will this same Sen Uor made such fre
quent mention, was so little disposed to as
sert himself, was bo genero is to the feel
ings of his great lieutenant, that having
conferred with Sherman, and indicated
the purpose of the govert.m<nii, ami so pre
vented further possible mistake, he left
Sherman to complete the acgotiations in hi.
own name and by his own means. I challenge
the records of the war and the memories of his
old soldiers to find one single instance where
Grant ever sought to appropriate one single
laurel that his comrade had gained, or tailed to
recognize and reward a comrade's merit and
worth. But to return: Stanton, indeed, knew
Grant through and through. He knew that
when, for an hour, Andrew Johnson may have
meditated the use of force against the will
of the people in Congress assembled, he
did not dare to whi<pcr his dream to
Grant, but sought by the creation ot
merit ranks to find other." u ho might do his will.
To the honor of the man and true men who
stood that day in the highest rank, Johnson
offered commissions in vain. Aye, Stanton
knew .Grant well. He knew that when, bv
assignment to the War Department ad interim,
(irant filled for the time that high civil trust,
that the only barrier between the passion of the
President and the Imminent renewal of civil
striie was thjs patient, silent, loyal man, who
was as sound in peace as in war, and was
forever on the side ot constitutional law and
unity and peace. Aye, he knew him well; so
well that during that long struggle, when Stan
ton stood aud fought out that bitter fight be
tween Presidential u-urpation aud congres
sional authority, he leanedon Grant constantly
and completely, and this C:?war whose red hand
is to stop our liberty was true at every time and
in every place; as true to the people ami to the
law as is the needle to the point. Aye; Stanton
knew Grant well, so well tuat wheu he had been
placed in nomination fortLe Presidency,'Stan
ton pleaded for his election, endorsed his fitness
ami labored for his success. These very walls
still ring with the cjhoe of that great speech;
one of the last utterances of the great states
man in his own Pe: nsylvania, from the grave,
where he was killed from overwork in the Cabi*
net, as much a martyr to the war as though be
had wasted in a hospitid or died u(?oii the field.
His cold li|>s speak this day as in lite they spoke
fiom this very plat orm. From the grave the
dead Stanton"rebukes the 'iving Senator, and 1
hear his earnest at. 1 solemn approval ot Ulysses
S. Grant as a soldier, man and patriot."
Mr. Borouck, of California, said a tew words
when the roll wa- called for the first ballot.
As each state was called the chairman of its
delegation, in a few terse sentence*, announced
its unanimous vote for Grant, each auuuuuce
nietit being the signal for applause.
Nebraska, in announcing its vote, said Ne
braska ;;ave six for the man who will tan the
hide of Horace in the vat 01 democratic corrup
tion and damnation.
Mr.Townsend, casting the vote Of North Car
olina, gave it for Grant, the man whom Gree
ley said never had been best and never would
be. [l<ong and uproarious applause.] North
Carolina being tbc Tar state, intended to stick
to Grant.
On the call of Pennsylvania her chairman
was greeted with gteat applause and loud cries
ot ??Platform:" ''Platform'." Mr. McMichael
declined to come forward, but said: "Pennsyl
vania, without any words but her fall heart,
cast fifty-seven votes for Grant."
When Burnaide row to vote for Rhode Island
he was greeted with great cheers, continuing un
til he took the platform, where he cast eight
votes for liis old comrade inarms.
Mr. Mackey, of South Carolina, said tho del
egation of that rejuvenated state, whose first
gun at Sumter made Graut a |K>ssii>ilirv, in*
structed him to cast her vote for tuat soldi *r.
Mr. Popham, of Virginia, said her republi
can people were matching forward under the
banner, "Sic x'to/.t tyrannus,'" and intend uext
autumn to put their armed heel upon the head
of the democratic par?v. The gods are just,
and Virginia must and will be redeemed.
I Cheers, j
Mr. J. F. Cook, delegate from the District of
Columbia, said she bad a desirable house to
rent which was much sought after, but the Dis
trict wanted to relet it to the same tenant who
now occupies it.
All the states and territories having been
called, the chairman announced that the entire
seven hundred aud sixty-two votes having all
been cast for U. S. Grant, the latter was tiie
nominee of this convention as its candidate for
The convention and galleries rose, cheering,
waving hats aud handkerchiefs. An original
song was sung "Kally round our lca<leie, men,"
cora|K>sed by W illiani S. Irwin, and sung bv a
baritone from the gallerv. It was received with
grtaf applause at the conclusion. Atter the
cheering had subsided, there were loud cries for
the music of John Brown until the band began
to play It, the whole convention rising an-i
singing it with the greatest enthusiasm. At
this time the excitement was inteuse, which
culminated when the band followed with the
stirring strains of Yankee Doodle.
The call for the battle cry of freedom wa<
responded to by the baud, the audionce again
joining in the chorus with a will.
Mr. Chase, of Indiana, was called to the
platform, and sung the '-Hed, white and blue,"
the band and audience joining in the chorus.
The enthusiasm would not be silenced until
Mr. Church followed with "Marching through
Georgia." At the conclusion he called for three
cheers for the loyal black men who stood by our
boys as they were marching to the sea. The
cheers were given with a will.
? ? ?
The Labor Movbmmt?The marble work
ers, slate and tin rooters, sheet-iron workers
and others, have held meetings in Boston and
organized. In Philadelphia yesterday afternoon
a majority of the laborers of the gas works quit
work, their demand for an increase of wages
not being complied with. In New York yester
day morning 250 men at Stelnway's Olc.
tory resumed work, but half of them quit before
noon, fearin/r the crowd of strikers which had
gathered in the neighborhood. Half of the em
ployes of 81nger's sewing machine factory also
struck. Singer & Co. say the strike gives them
!j. apprehension, as they can well aSord to be
idle a few months. Governor Hoffman, in re
ply to a communication from the furniture em
ployers, says he has no oontrol over the New
York police, but it is his duty to do all in his
power to preserve the public peace.
Thr Nrw York Biao Frauds.?In the case
ot Tweed, Connolly. Inrerroll, and Fields,
Judge Hogeboon has decided as follows: MThls
cause coming on to be heard on complaint and
demurrer, and after hearing the counsel tar
plaintiff and defendant, It u hereby ordered
that the demurrer be, and the same ? hereby
overruled with oosts, and that plaintiff have
judgment, as in the complaint demanded, un
less witnin twenty days the defendants with
draw the demurrer, and answer the eemnlainta
whieh the defendants have leave to * on the
payment of oosts."
On or Daba's Casra.?In the case of a b
^MTor ^Dmnm-ln New York ye*'
terday, fbr false imprisonment while the filter
Secretary of War, Judge Woodruff
retused to restore the case back from the Unite !
btates circuit court to a state court.)
the fort: r.r.i.r/.vors.
A Re-r ffirmation of Reonblican
Tlie Work of the Convention Done, i
[Ajpfctal Ditpatckfi to Th* Star.]
Philadelphia, June 6?At 145 p. m., the
platform Dot being ready the convention
?lecidcd to go Ahead And nominate a Vice Presi
dent. The excitement at this moment was in- I
tense, and the crowd greatly wrought np.
When order wasrestored, Morton McMichael, '
ot Pennsylvania, first nominated Henry Wil- |
oon, of Massachusetts. (Great cheering from
every state, and aj.plause In the galleries.] I>r.
Lirir.g.of Massachusetts, seroutled it.
Col. Richard W. Th?mi??on, of Indiana, nom
inated Schuyler Colt**, of that state. and sUp
portrd him in an eloquent and spirited speech,
in which he alluded feelingly to the old ticket
The Speech was received with tremendous Ap
continued to be made tor an hour.during which
a s.Jnte of one hundred guns was tired for
The committee on resolutions reported the
platform just before the first ballot for vice
president was taken. It opens by reciting the
work of the republican party in the la?t eleven
years in part?suppressing the rebellion and
freeing four millien< of slave#?it had punished
no one for political offences, and be
lieve* that the country will trust no
party in opposition that has voted against the
great measures of the last ten years. The plat
form tavors civil service reform, tidelitv and
economy, without giving office hol lers a life
tenure, and opposes land grants to monopolies.
On the tariff, it declares substantially for a ju
dicious t iritf, so that american labor may
be protected, and promises to care for
the widows and orphans; it favors the abolition
of the franking privileges and a reduction of
postage, and recommends legislation to shape
properly the relations of labor and capital, to
protect labor, etc. It says that the demand ror
woman suffrage should receive re*i>ectful con
Philai zlpiiia, June 6?Henry Wilson ha?
been nominated on the first ballot.
The first ballot for Vice President resulted a?
follows .?Colfax, 320; Wilson. :W5; Lewis, ?1;
Haw ley. 1; Davis, of Texas, 16; Maynard. 20.
Before the vote was announced, Virginia
changed from Lewis to Wilson, amid great ex
citement. Illinois then threw her whole vote
for Wilson, other state* following, an I he ?ra*
unanimously nominated amid immra*. ap
plause. A.
Associated Press Dis,?ntc!ics
The chnirman said the committee on resi'u
tions were ready to report. This was re i ed
with cheers.
Delaware here annoanced-lames Hi Idle i-: its
member of the national committee.
The committee on the platform failiug to
al pear, Mr. Craighead, of Ohio, moved to -u?
pend th. rules and proceed to the n >m na'.i t:i vt
a candidate for the Vice Presidency. Adopted.
The chairman announced njia.nations to be
in order.
Mr. Morton McMichael, ot Pennsvh itiia,
took the platform and nominated Henry Wilson,
ot Mass.ichusc-tts. He claimed Peunsvl va:ua as
tl;e place of the birth and baptism of the repub
lican party, and as the first iu the field and light
when rebellion raised its head. beo<tu?e of all
the loyal states at war the nearest to the >eene
o; War, but how had she been requited .' Four
years ago she presented a war governor as a
candidate for Vice President. The nomination
was defeated, but she went on faithtullv,
and gave her rote for the ticket.
He proceeded with some remarks on the tariff
? question. He was understood to complain that
Pennsylvania had no representative in the Cab
inet. He was frequently interrupted with cries
ot "> ameyour candidate." In conclusion be
presented,the name of "a statesman- known to
the whole country?an honest, able man. who
always labors for the laboring man. 1 name
Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts."
Mr. Loring, cf Massachusetts, seconded the
nomination in a tew eloquent sentences, which
recited his services and eulogised his pub.ic
and private character.
Mr. IUv, of New Hampshire, also seconded
the nomination of Henry Wilson, because ho
was a good, true man, and also in favor of the
people in every emergency.
Mr. Kichard W. Thompson, of Indiana, was
next received with cheers. In behalf of the en
tire republican party of Indiana, and by unani
mous instruction of the convention, he nomi?
uated Schuyler Colfax. (Great cheering.] He
did this with satisfaction, because it wa?ajust
reward for devoted public services. He was not
unknown to fame. Four years ago the names
of Grant and Colf ax were associated together,
a hey were the battle cry which led to that great
triumph. They should not be separated until
we achieve another triumph, because the hrm
is not yet insolvent, and the time has not come
In which to divide assets. He paid a high com
pliment to Mr. Wilson, who, with Colfax, both
carved their way to honor and distinction; but
Grant and Colfax, united in one err, will airain
be the signal for victory.
Mr. Win. A. Howard, of Michigan, seconded
the nomination of Colfax. He said Michigan
first perfected a republican' party organization.
W e still stand where we stood. He then pro
ceeded with a graphic sketch of Colfax's career
from a printer s boy to the seat of the second
officer in this treat government, and urged the
propriety of his re nomination. In con Judin*.
he was cheered. *
Mr. Lynch, colored, of Mississippi, followed.
It seemed to him as if the spirit of Lincoln is
here, and he remembered what the patriot said
on one occasion, when he said it was not a safe
time to swap homes. [Applause.] He proceeded
to urge the nomination of Colfax. [Loud cries
of "rote," ?vote.''J 1 uu ^
Mr. Gerritt Smith rising, was greeted with
mat applause. He eompiimentedhlfhly Gen.
Hawley and Mr. Colfax, but expressed a pre
?r?iD0!lon occasion for W. lson, as spe
cially the favorite of the workingmrn and ool
<?*.-? of the north. [Cries of "Vote;"
Cries tor the roll-call were renewed.
The chair recognised Mr. Parker, of N. J.,
who eulogised both Uolfax and Wilson. If the
republican party had occasion to regret the
possession of two such men, it was because they
had to choose between them; but when we say
to Grant " well done good and faithful ser
vant," why should we not say the same to Schur
lerColfax?" [Applause.] 7
Qnarlss, (colored.) of Georgia, came to
the plattorm on behalf of the great majority of
the republican voters of thai statoTtoseeond
the nomination of Wilson. [Great cheers, l The
great and hoary-headed champion of freedom
thU ** oar hmndlL His heart embraces
the whole oountry. For ft he has labored and
fought hmg and well, and the time has oome
when the people of the whole oountry should
give him recognition of his services, we of the
south remember how he has stood the ordeal ot
I*1? past, and we believe ft always safe to swan
ssssssfiajr- -
nominated John F.
Lents, of Virginia, who through all the war
f loyal principles, to which he
sacrificed his alL
i fpo,B Texas, nominated K.
? S"1 of ?tote.
Mr.Nunn. of Tennessee, presented the claims
of and nominated Horaoe Maynard. I Cheers. ]
coasiTTU o* a BM<> l m on a.
The chair announced that the coui in it tee on
rtfevlutMus were present, and pat the question
vLrthtr (fcf rairratloii votl'l now bf?r t'l If
irj-ort. mi! dMltrrd it earned.
Mr See field, of Pa-, chairman of th* noan '?>
'wot resolution*. aiiu gnitj that ?>?n. II??
< > * cretaiy of th* committee. weald reaJ t t
r? solution*. He Mid the commttee hvl t?it
a sLort time in to ronr^lel th* lvg?
tarat-er of i|ueftM>n*. m if the gentlemen
did not find in the i I alter in everything *b*t they
d? sired, he hoped thev would res* a>* ir.d thM
It ??? not excluded tr"ro tnv tndupo* tiou to
take up and act ai>on alt. General Haw .ey then
read the platform.
The resolutions speak of the mat cour?<e
ard of Ibe duties j>erforniei b> tne repaHllcaa
partt h the rebellion, em^ncipat
Inaslavee, eaforrii g the law*, developing the
Internal resources 01 the country, ei c >??r
a^irg and promoting emancipation, collect
in* the revenue and reducing tlie national
debt and express the belief that the i ?un ry
will rot entrust the government t<> tnv |<vtv ->r
con. tination composed ebtrltvef those wUo ln\(
resi-ttd every step of this Wn(B> it! pr.>^t<?.
They hold that the recent amendment* >o 'he
Constitution bui>; be sustained a- I car
ried out; that honorable |>eaee wtth for
eign nation* should l?e maintain. 1; that
th< civil srrvic* should he retormel, ?.!i%t no
further grant* of public laxll should m.ide
to oorioratiom; that the revenu-s should be
sin h aj> to fi-mi -h a in Ml.-rste balance to b? ap
plied to a reduction of the public <iebt. aad
that revenue, except sack as is raised from
tobacco and spirit*, should l?c raised by du
ties on imforts. which duties should be a - istcd
so as to aid in security r? mut.cratue > .?o?to
labor, and i tomotiug :be industries. pr< ?; ?erlty,
ard growth ot the whole country; that the
tutuie bcuaty of tie gorcmaieut s! . uld be
extendedto the soldiers ar d sailors ot the late
war; that the A merit an doctrine ot natur
alization should be maintained. that the
frai'king privilege should be al?olishc<l
ard postage reduced; that the relations of laboi
and capital should If recognised and protected
that the public credit must be preserved, an 1
that specie payments should be rasunied; tb
claim for woman suffrage should be treatt I
with resj eetful consideration; the amnesty ac
tion ot Compress Is approved, also, its anti
kuklux legislation; the rights reserved to th.
states must be respected. Finally, confident--*
t* expressed in the modest patriotism, earn*
l>urj?*es. sound judgment, and practical wis
dem of I'. S. Grard
Hen. Henry Wilson wa? nomiuated on the
first ballot.
HaohlBKtoa Nea* frea Rea Tork
sukktakt risu's besigkatiom aaam.
N*w York, June 6.?*Le W.ishlng
ton dispatch says it is positively asserted m offi
cial circles that Secretary Fish has tendered bis
resignation, to take cflecton the appjititmcntol
hi* successor.
Till CASK or DR. HOfARD.
At other Washington dispatch says the Span
ish minister In Washington has been instructed
that l)r. ll<uard will be released on the request
of the I"mted States as a favor to the la'ter gov
ernment; but if the ground of the request be
Csisted in?that his release will be made
ause he is an American citisen?the denim I
will not be granted.
I'rona Europe To day.
Ix>bd<>b. lune 6?The Grenadier G lards'
band, which contemplated taking part tn the
international peace jubilee at Boston, did not
leave Liverpool for America last week, as was
announced, having deferred their departure
until to-day. It is now said that orders f orbid
ding the band going to America have been re
ceived in Liverpool.
This Afternoon's Proceedings.
Thursday, Jane 6.
SEN ATE.?Mr. Stewart called up Hou?e bill
to prevent and punish the obstruction of the
a<1mini.-trat.on of justice in the United States
courts, lor which an amendment in the uature
of a substitute was adopted, and the bill then
Mr. Sherman, from committee on finance, re
ported House bill to facilitate clearing-bo use
exchanges, &c. Passed.
Mr. Sawyer called up House bill authorising
the Washington and Point Lookout rrilroadto
extend its road into and withiu the District ot
Mr. Harlan Intimated that the object of this
bill might |>erhai>s l?e to obstruct another road
which was to be built on the same line, and for
which a charter had alreadv been obtained.
Those who had l?een here in Washington as long
as he had knew that it was one of the practices
of this locality to obtain charter*, tor railroads
merely to prevent other parties from building
them. This was seen in the case of the Point
of Hocks railroad. A charter had been obtained
for this road IS years ago, and yet it ha I never
been built, and other partie* were deterred from
undertaking it in couse-iueuce of the existence
ot this charter.
Mr. Sawjer said the parties intere?ted in this
bill was carrying out the purpo*-* of rhelr
charter in good faith, and are now engaged In
constructing their road.
Mr. Vickers said both the roads to which Mr.
Harlan had alluded were chartered by th*- .-'at ;
of Maryland.
Mr. Chandler rose to a |>er?onal exp'ati itioti,
and alluded to his promise a few day* s o ?? to
vindicate the memory of hi* friend, ?. M. Stan
ton, from the asjKjrsions cast ui?on it on this
floor. Since that time the able and exfol iative
speeches of Messrs. Carpenter and Logan had
so fully disposed of the assertions of the Senator
from Mariachusetts, that he did not deem it
necessary to make any extended speech. He
found that the most porfect defence ot E. M.
Stanton was in his own 'iie.
He then sent to the desk to be read the para,
graph in Mr. Sumner's late speech, detail ng a
conversation with Mr. Stanton just previoa* to
his death. In which the latter is represented a*
having expressed derogatory opiuions ot Grant.
Mr. C. then briefly spoke of his intimi y with
Mr. Stanton, and "his *eemg him every day dur
ing the war, and of his a'ways speaking tn the
highest terms of Grant. He fuitlicr statr I that
Grant had subscribed ?l,t*st to the tun 1 tor Mr.
Stanton's family, and Mr. Sumner had u^t sub
scribed a cent.
Mr. Sum ler reiterated what he had sai ?. and
read a letter just received from Horace White,
of the Chicago Tribune, assuringliim tti it Mr.
Stanton had expressed to him (White) a much
smaller opinion ot Grant.
The fortification appropriation b>ll wa? then
On motion of Mr. Lewis, the motion to recon
sider the Orange and Alexandria railroad bill
was laid on the table.
Mr. Chandler called up the
Mi. Sherman moved to r?Mnct the tolls for
carrying freight by the canal at the falls of the
Ohio river to 5 cents per ton. Agreed to.
Among the amendments adopted on recom
mendation of the committee on coram tot were
the following: Appropriating Bll Mem tor r e
moving the raft in Ked river. Increasing the
amount for improvement of Mobile harbor to
^1'<?,000. For improvement of Accattnk creek,
Ya., *5,000. For improvement of Weston har
bor, Mil., #12,000. For improvement of North
east river, Md., RlO.noO. For repair of piers ot
ice harbor at Newcastle, Del., ft/7,000. Provid
ing for the survey of a canal route between the
Chesapeake bay and the Delaware bay; and for
the survey of the harbor at Drum Point and the
mouth of Patuxent river, Md., Bud Crumpton
harbor, in Chester river. M l. For survey of
Lewi? creek, near Lewiston, Del.
Mr. Morrill, of Maine, raised the point oi
order that the proviso at the end of tne bill re
(?eallnf so much of the 6th section of the army
appropriation bill of March 3,1*69, as applies
to the engineer department was in the uature
of new legislation, and could n?it be received.
The chair (Mr. Pomeroy) decided the point
well taken; when Mr. Chandler appealed rrwui
the decision of the chair. The decision or the
chair was sustained.
North Caroliba Democrats Posstmibo.
?The democratic convention ot the third oon
^ression al district of North Carolina assembled
at Wilmington yosterday. It was presided over
by Judge O. P. Mears, who ma<ie a speech
faroring the combination of all the conservative
elements of the country to overthrow Grant.
Hon. Alfred M. Waddell, the present incum
bent, was renominated for Congress by accla
mation. Hon. Thomas E. Fuller was appointed
presidential elector, and delegates to the Balti
more convention were chosen. There was no
formal endorsement of the Cincinnati ticket,
bat the delegates were almost unanimously in
favor of its endorsement at Baltimore, and the
two delegates to the Baltimore oonvention are
decided In their conviction* that the Greeley
and Brown ticket should be ratified.
?-The mosquito, as a public singer, draws
_ Fashionable fastnem is now known M
Dolly Vardeniam.
?7* A Chicago man naased Tenney economical
ly writes his name Xy?that is, lOey.
?FThe religions department of a St. Louis
paper Is in charge of Mim Fanny Holy.
?7"A foolish womaa In Dos Metaos got np la
her sleep, the ether aifht, aad walked Into a
mall ?
well thirty feet deep.
BTA young lady, la Paweatuck, Conn..
?7*Mrs. Jane Farley, la A It of Jea
despondency, eat her throat la a friend's h
ia New Tork, last night, dytag la a few miau^.
ITAi Indiana patriarch has lived to form
acquaintance Of his graat gi Bat-great grand
know much about farming In
_ They da not I
Hartford, aad a sa
selling tfcem snuff 1
And now Joha Morrissey offers to bet en
Horace Greeley's election. It may aat a
paerally known that John Is a gamW, aU
k?aj"?,IC' 90 ?I*U?C)

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