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Washington, March 7. ' Sew An. The YicePresident laid before the Senate a letter from Mr. Chace resign in:; bin seat aa Senator from Ohi, and ask ing him to have the goodness to make thise known to the senate and tne governor 01 Ohio. On motion of Mr. Lane, a copy wag or dered to be furnished to the Governor of Ohio. The Senate then resumed the considera tion of Mr. Dixon's resolution, that there be printed the usual number of the Presi dent's Inaugural. Mr. Wigfall said that as Mr. Dougtas yesterday had entered into a discussion of the meaning of Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural, it was proper that his (Mr. W.'s) con structioo of it should also be given to the country. It was impossible for an admin istration dealing in generalities, whether glittering or not, to give peace to the country. It is a fact that seven States have withdrawn from the Union, entered into a compact and formed a government Though the fact is not officially announ ced, the whole country know that the rep resentatives of the Southern Confederation are now here, prepared to he received at this Court waving all questions of regu larity as to the existence of thir govern ment. They are here to enter into a treaty with tho federal government, and the' mutters of eontr vessy mut bo settled etth&r by treaty or ly the sword. It is asy to talk about enforcing the laws and holding and occupying, and possessing the forts. When you coma to this bayonets end not words must settle the question ; and he would say that Forts Pickens and ' Kiimtnv Airtnnt tia ttnl.l mnti l.ini... 11. a .......... ...... ivui. . present Administration will soon he forced to construe the Inaugural. Forts Moultrie and Johnson, and fustic Pickney are in the possession of the Confedernted States, but the Confederated States will riot leavo Fort Sumter in the bauds of the Federal government. In reply to Mr. D .uglas, he (Wigfull) denied that the Union, as it was formerly, now exists legally and constitutionally. The evil is upon us; the disease is seat ed. A blue pill at night and a cup of cof fee next morning may relieve the liver. bnt when the disease is on you, blistering an J blood letting is sometimes necessary, and when the patient diC3 it is nceessury to have a coffin very deep, a funeral service and things of that sort. As he huh the other night, the only question is whether there shall be a decent funeral after the Protestant form, or an Irish wako. The Union is dead ard has to he buried. II you want a Protestant funeral you can have it. If not you can have aa Irish wake. Mr. Wigfall proceeded to speak of the difficulty of enforcing the revenue laws, adding that troubles as to this will environ you all around. And you not better deal with this questhn practically. Unfortu nately Mr. Lincoln will have but a brief Foriod during which to decide the question, f he supposes the reinforcement of Fort Sumter will lead to peace he can make the experiment, and so as to recapturing Fort Moultrie. If he should not remove the troops from Fort Sumter they will be removed for him. The adoption of the Crittenden Comprc mise proposition might hive adjusted the difficulty of the country, but it only received nineteen votes in the Senate. The Senator from Illinois (Mr. Douglas) had said that war cannot pre serve the Union. The Union,, however, is dissolved. Seven Southern States have formed a confederation, and to tell, as the President has done, that their act of se cession are no. more than pieces 'of blank paper, is an intuit, lie repeated there is no Union left. The seceded States will never surely come back. They will not now come back under any circumstances. They will not live under this adininistras tion. Withdraw your troops, then make no attempt to collect tribute, and enter into a treaty with these States. Do this, and you will have peace. Send your flag cf thirty four stars thither and it will be fired into, and war will ensue. Will you di vide the public property and make a fair assessment of the public debt, or will you sit stupidly and idly doing nothing, till there shall be a conflict of arms, becauso 'you cannot compromise with traitors? Let the remaining States reform their govern ment, and if it is acceptihlo the Southern Confederacy will enter into a treaty of peace and amity with them. If you want war, you shall have it. The time for nlat , forms and demagogueisra is past. Treat with the Confederated Statvs as independ ent, and you can have peace; treat them as States of the Union, and you will have war. Mr. Lincoln has to remove tho troops from Fort Pickens and Fort Sumter, or they will he reuuvel for him. lie has to oollect revenue at Charleston. Savan nah and Ne.v Orleans, or it will be col lected for him. If he attempts to collect the revenue, resistaneo will be made. It is useless to blind your eve s. Xi com pro mise or amendment tit tlm P.,,...!. .;.... no arrangement you may enter into will satisfy the S iuth, unless you recognize slaves as property an 1 protect it as any other spacies of property. Tnesa States withlre'.? from the Union, because their property wm not protected. The Repub licans have presorved an ominous silence ou the subject of tho inaugural. The speech of the Senator from Illinois was calculated to producs the impression that Mr. Lincoln will d nothing. But the mas terly inactivity policy cannot prevail Ac tion I Action! as tha" great Athenian ora tor Slid i now necessiry. You cannot longer servo G id and mammon. You must answer ipiickly tha rjie.tio:i under which King Doozoni.tn. You must withdraw your flag from our country and allow us to have our own and enter into a treaty with us. Dj this or make up your mind for war in tha sternest aspect aa j all its accumu lated horrors. Mr. Douglas replied in exactly the same terms as yesterday. He feared Forts Sum ter and Pickens could not be held much longer by fedoral troops. There wa a time when Sumter could have been reinforced ; he did not believe it could be now without the use of 10,000 men by land and sea There wer6 but few men to servo the guns, and they must soon be exhausted, and they had not bread and suit enough to last 30 days. There must be prompt notion in fivor of peace, lie believed the Preaideot was in favor cf peace. Mr. Wigfall asked if Mr. Ponglus would advise the withdrawal of troops from Forts Sumter and Pickeus, and from the borders of the Confederated States, and that uo at tempt be made to collect the revenue. Mr. Douglas replied that he was not in the counsels or confidence of the Adminis tration, anj should not tender bis advice until it was asked for. Whenever the Ad ministration wanted advice it would doubt less ask it. It would be hardly tho part of wisdom to state what bis policy might be to one wb may so soon bo in the coun cils of the enemy and commander of the army. In reply to a remark of Mr. Wig fall, Mr. Douglas said he saw no reason to modify any sentiment in his Norfolk speech. Alter further debate Mr. Mason, spoke gainst the Inaugural as a proclamation of war. Virginia would become a party to the war by the unanimous consent of her people when the first gun was fired against a seceding State. Mr. Douglas spoke further to the effect that it the administration anticipate the use of arms we shall see a proclamation for an extra session of Cougresa in order to increase the regular forces aad call volun teers into the field. Adjourned. Confab between a man who wanted bis paper stopped and our 'devil:' Mao 'See here, boy, you may tell your boss to stop s.(i ling his d d paper to me at Grand Gatf.' Devil 'Where must he send it ?' Man 'Send it to h 11.' ; Devil 'All right you'll" be certiin to get it at that poet office.' iOLlET SIGNAL. JOLIET, ILLINOIS. OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITT . Tuesday, March 12, ; President Lincoln's Inaugural. We present the Inaugural Address of Mr. Lincoln to our readers, in this day's paper. It is a document that has been looked for with the greatest interest and anxiety by alt parties in all sections of the country, as it was expected that it would indicate the policy of the new administration upon the great question of the day the question of peace or war. That it will be read care fully by every citizen of the country, there can be little doubt. We must confess we are agreeably dis appointed in the tone of Mr. Lincoln's In augural. Judging from the warlike posi tion of the ultra partizans who led in the movement that elected him President, we expected that he would declare in favor of coercive measures. The Inaugural on this point is framed with great caution. It does not openly nvow the policy of blood and civil war. It is true, Abolitionists declare that it announces the coercion doctrine, but. tiking the document together, we cannot find anything to sustain such a conclusion. The President avoids committing himself on the momentuous question ; whether wisely or not the future will determine. The Inaugural on the fugitive slave law is sound and conservative. Mr. Lincoln not only declares bis belief in tho entire constitutionality of such a law, but deems it the imperative duty of Congress to adopt and of the executive department of the Government to enforce a law for the suc cessful recapture of runaway slaves. The President does no! acknowledge the right of States to dissolve their relations wilh the Fedoral Government at pleasure. In this regard he differs little from the pos sition assumed by Mr. Buchanan. On the question of secession, be advances what will be generally admitted as legal and true ; yet we da not believe in plunging the country into the horrors, atrocities and general ruin of civil war, because we have the legal and lawful right to do so ; and Mr. Lincoln gives reason to believe he will not thus involve us. In speaking of the obligation imposed by decisions of the Supreme Court, Mr. Lincoln tries to tickle the ears of his par- tizau friends. He holds that such decisions should be binding upon the parties to a suit, but assumes that in cases interfering with the platform of the Republican party. they are not entitled to so much respect. Queer sort of reasoning indeed. Mr. Lincoln, while not making a positive recommendation to that effect, is inclined to favor the holding of a National Convene tion to make such amendments to the constitution as the people may require. But it is not necessary for us torecapitu late the distinguishing points of our new President's Inaugural Address. It is not so long but that all our readers can find time to peruse it, and to draw their own conclusions as to its merits and reasoning. We do not expect that we shall be able to endorse or support Mr. Lincoln's ad ministrative policy, but as we are in favor of mild, moderate and conservative meas ures ia our dealings with our Southern brethren, we car. but rejoice that the In augural leaves us grounds of hope that the fanatical cry for " blood " at the North will not be obeyed by him. It is evident that Mr. Lincoln has no taste for blood shed ; and while he talks ahent collecting the revenues and maintaining possession of the public property, he puts in a proviso that it will nut be done unless it can be done without exasperating the excited peo ple of tho South. On the whole, we are constrained to be lieve, if the Southern people will not be too hasty, that Old Abe will give them all they j ask for. He certainly has mnde sime wide stridrs'-in that direction ; and there is no telling what "changes and modifications" may be brought about in bis policy by " current events." Retirement or Sir. Iluclianan. Last Monday, James Buchanan retired from the office of the President of tho United States, and has returned to his home in Wheatland, where he proposes to spend the remainder of his days in the seclusion of private lifo. For the last half centory, Mr. Buchanan has occupied a high position in our nation al councils, and has filled the highest offices, in the gift of the people of his State and Nation. During his occupancy of tha Presidential chair, no man, since the days of Jackson, was more bitterly abused or more wantonly caluminated, Timo, how ever, will do him justice. We earnestly believe that the official career of Mr. Bu chanan leaves as little room for just con demnation as that of any of his predecess ors. His administration has been in a time of great peril to the country, but his wis dom and patriotism has shielded us from harm. Possessing a private character which even his reckless slanderers dared not to breathe a syllable against, and a reputation as a sage, patriot and statesman equal to tlAt of the great men of our Re public who have passed away, when the veil of partizanism shall be liftod from the people's eyes they will appreciate his real merits. Board of Supervisors. Oar Connty legislature is now in session. Tho following Supervisors are in attend ance: Messrs. Clark, Cagwin, Dillon, Dewey, Goodell, Godard, Granger, Hen derson, Haven, Kayler, McGovney, Powlcs, Sly, Simmons, Shoemaker, Tilden, Tatge, Wright, Young, of Manhattan, and Young, of Green Garden. The subject of providing a place of safety for prisoners is before tha Board for consid eration. We would suggest that tbey can do just as tbey please about the matter. Let them build a new jail or a new Court House or neither. It's all the same to us. No Go. Norton supposed he bad Love joy provided for in the apportionment of this State into Congressional districts. The districts were so arranged that Lovejoy and Norton could both go to Congress. It is now rumored that Lovejoy is going to break up tha arrangement by moving to Ottawa. If this be true, Jesse can't go to I congress yet awhile. A Tolce from Jollet ! 500 DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY A CLEAN- SYEEP!! "The Union Splitters Annihilated I The Banner City of the State! It is refreshing in these times of great trouLTe in our national affairs, to know that there U one spot in the North that is true to the Uuion and the best interests of mankind. Joliet has once more pronounced in tones of thunder in condemnation of the doctrines of Republicanism. The victory isthemo signal of any yet achieved by the gallant Democracy of the city. The majority is the largest ever before given in the city proper. It averages five hundred. As will te seen by the official returns, we swept every Ward in the city electing not only our caudidates on the general ticket, but our candidates for Aldermen and Constables. This result is most gratifying, when we consider that our enemies had a full ticket and labored zealously in its behalf. They tried trickery and bargain and sale to ac--complish our defeat, but without avail. Our cohorts were ready for them at every point, and their treacherous plans availed them nothing. In the first. third and fifth Wards our friends did their whole duty. The first and third have been redeemed from the thraldom of Republicanism. Mr Scheidt bas been elected Alderman by a handsome majority in the third Ward, be ing a Democratic gain ; and Mr. Werner has been elected Alderman over the most popular Republican in the first Ward. Indeed, Republicanism is now without a foothold in Joliet. The late electiou has wiped it out, root and branch. All honor, we say, to the unwaveringand patriotic Democracy of our city. They never falter in the support of the principles upon which our free institutions were founded, uud upon which they have been sus tained against Whigism, Abolitionism and Republicanism, in their turn. The De mocracy, all about us, have been swept before the mad current of Abolitionism, but here fanaticism found a tuck against which it dashed in vain. Tho Republicans this time thought to catch us unawares. They put off their nominations until the last hour, and then presented as candidates, their strongest and best men. Bnt it did them no good.- Our Democratic friends rallied and gave them a worse drubbing than usual. It is now definitely established that the Democracy of Joliet are invincible, and that nothing but division in their ranks cau cause their defeat. The Cabinet. The following is the composition of the Cabinet selected by President Lincoln : Hon. W. II. Seward, of New York, Sec retary of State. Hon. Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, Secre tary of the Treasury. lion. Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War. Hon. Gideon Welles, of Conneticut, Sec retary of the Navy. Hon. Caleb Smith, of Indiana, Secretary of the Interior. lion. Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, Post Master General. Hon. Edward Bates, of Missouri, Attor ney General. While tho country is threatened with war and bloodshed and desolation from the sentiments and measures advocated by such men as Chase, Blair and Welles.it does seem to us that their selection by the President ns his constitutional advisers, will tend to precipitate the country into the horrors which it was his duty to avoid. Chase and Blair are particularly odious to the people of the Southern States. Yet Mr. Lincoln.in order to satisfy tho Abolitionists of the North, has chosen them members of his Cabinet. The selection of Seward, Smith, Cameron and Bates, on account of their recent avowals in favor of compromise and conciliatory measures, will be hailei as uuspicious omens for the future. IS?" A Republican friend of ours, who does not want an office, having just re turned from Washington, informs us that Old Abe is besieged by a swarm of hungry office seekers unprecedented in the history of our country. lie says that there are a hundred applicants for every office in the gift of the government, and that the quota from Illinois exceeds that of all other States put together. Every Republican in Illinois who carried a lamp and wore a cape for Old Abe last fall thinks he is entitled to an office. It is said that there are some forty or fifty applicants from Joliet alone, where Old Abe was in a minority of over six hundred. " Ten thousand, thousand are their tongues, and only teats for ten." While- other prominent Democrats could see nothing to approve of in the I nan jural, Mr. Douglas could find nothing to condemn. Chicago Jwrnal. Just so. The Inaugnral is a regular noc committal document. It may be con strued to indicate either peace or war. And Senator Douglas, with a he-art over fliwing with patriotism, construes it to mean peace. af Hon. A Brooks, the talented editor of tho Quincy Herald, a paper of the widest circulation of any other paper in the State, excepting the Chicago Times, has juiced the Methodist Church. In reply to a ru mor that tho politics of the Herald would be changed on that account, ho said he could see nothing inconsistent with his profession of religion in earnestly support ing Democratic principles, and that conse quently there would be no change in the politics of tho paper. The firo department of this city was called out last Thursday night. The alarm proceeded from the burning of a bay stack near Lockport. But as the people of that town choose to manage their own affairs in their own way, our firemen concluded they would let them put out their own fires. The Difference. Lincoln is now ap plauded by the Republicans of Chicago for uttering the same sentiments in regard to the fugitive slave law that tbey stoned Senator Douglas for avowing and defend ing a half dozen yaars ago. These Repub licans are consistent, very. & Dr. Allen, dentist, who has been seriously indisposed for two or three weeks, we are gratified to learn, is now convales cent, and will be able to attend to bis pro fessional duties in a day or two. "Kay Mr. M. F.Price will commence a class in Singing to morrow (Wednesday) evening, at half past seven o'clock, in the basement of the Congregational Choroh All are invited ti attend, Let there U a good turn out. IXACCrRAL CEREMOXILS I t LIXCOLS IN THE WIIITK IIOV8EI Washington, March 4. The day was ushered in a by most excit ing session of the Session of the Senate, that body sitting twelve hours, from seven o'clock last evening till seven this morn ing. As the dial of the clock pointed to 12 o'clock, and the Sabbath cave way to aionuay itn oi -uarcn, me senate chamber presented a curious and animated appear ance. Crittenden, Trumbull, Wigfall, Wade, Douglas and others kept up a running fire of debate, white those not engaged in dis cussion betook themselves to the sofas for a comfortable mp. During the session, which it was known would last all night, as m.iruing advanced, the galleries and floor became gradually cleared out. In the gray . morning light tho Senate took a recess till 10 o'clock to day. A few minutes after 7 o'clock but few remained. The morniuv was clear and beautiful. The publio buildings, set ools, places of business, etc.", were closed throughout the day. The Stars and Stripes floated from the City Hall, Capitol, war department and other public build ings, while not a few citizens flung out flags from their houccs or across the prin cipal avenues. The order of the arrangements, as et tied by the committee, was as follows : To the left of the Vice President were the Committee of Arrangements; immo diately behind them were the heads of the various departments of the government; Senators and members cle.t of the House ; officers of the army and navy Governors of the States and Territories ; Comptrollers, Auditors, Registers, and Solicitors of the Treasury. To the right of the YicePresident were the Judges of tha Supreme Court, Sena tors of the Diplomatic Corps, ex Governors of the States, Assistant Secretaries of De partmcnts, Assistant Postmaster General, Assistaut Treasurer, Commissioners, Judg es, and the Mayor of George to wu uud Washington. At 5 minutes to 12 o'clock Vice Prosi dent Breckinridge and Senator Foote of the Committee of Arrangements entered the Senate Chamber, escorting tho ice President elect Ilvn. Hannibal Hamlin, whom they conducted to a scut immediate ly to the left of the chair of the President of the Senate. At this juncture the old members and the members elect of the House of Repre sentatives entered the Senate Chamber, filling every available place to the left of the Vice President. The Corps Diplomatic also entered the chamber at the same moment, occupying seats to the right of tile chair. It was a subject of general remark that the Corps never were more fully repre sented than on this occasion, perhaps to be tho lust time alt to be again assembled. The ministers, attaches and others, num tiered iu all some fifty and over, and the brilliancy of dress, the number of decora tions, etc , added much to the imposing naturo of tho seeno. Tho eceno in the Senate, while waiting the arrival of the Presidential party, seemed to realize the lying down of the lion nud the lamb together, or mingling of oil and water. Messrs. Chase, Wigfall, Crittenden, Wilsou and others were oppo site bob nobbing with the utmost cordial ity. As the hands of the deck pointed to the hour of 12 the hammer fell, and the Thirty sixth Congress came to an end. Vice President Brecinridgo bade the Sen ate farewell in well chosen and touching terms. He' then administered the oath of office to Vice Pre.-ident Hamlin. Mr. Breckinridge then announced the Senate adjourned without a duy, and left tho chair, to which he immediately couduoted Vice President Hamlin. Hon. Mr. Cliugman was then sworn in as Senator for the State of North Caro lina ; Clark for New Hampshire, Chase for Ohio, Harris for New York. Harlan for Iowa, Howe for Wisconsin, Breckinridge fur Kentucky, Lane for Indiana, N?smith for Oregon nud Mitchell for Arkansas. At thirteen minutes to one o'clock the J udges cf the Supremo Gourt of the United States were announced by the doorkeeper of the Senate. On their entrance all on the floor rose, and tho venerable Judges, headed by Chief Justice Taney, moved slowly to the seats assigned them, imme diately to the right of the Vice President, each changing salutes with officers iu passing the Chair. At ten minutes after one o'clock an un usual stir was occasioned iu tho chamber, and tho rumor spread like wildfire that the President elect was in the building. At fifteen minutes past one Marshal in Chief Major B. B. French, entered the chamber, ushering in the President and the President elect. They hud entered together from the street, through a pri vate covered passage way on tho north side of the capitol, police officers being in attendance to prevent outsiders lrom crowding after them. The line of proces sion was then formed in the following order : Marshal of the District of Columbia, Judges of the Supreme Court, Sergeant at Arms of tho Senate, C'-nimittee of Ar rangements, President of the United States and President elect, Vice President, Se crotary of the Senate, Senators, Diplomatic Corps, Heads of Departments, Governors and others iu the Chamber. When the word was given for the mem bers of the House to fail into line of the procession, a violent rush was made for the door accompanied by loud outcries, violent pushing, and great disturbance. After the procession had reached the plat form. Senator Baker of Oregon introduced Mr. Lincoln to the assembly, and Mr. Lin-, coin advancing to the stand, he was cheer ed but pot loudly Unfolding bis nianu script, in a loud clear voice he read bis message. During the delivery of the Inaugural, which commenced at half past one o'clock, he was much cheered, especially at any allusion to the Union. President Buchan an and Chief Justice Taney listened with the utmost attention to every word of the address, and at its conclusion the latter administered the usual oath, in making which Mr. Liucoln was vociferously cheer ed. The Chief Justice seemed very much agitated and his hand shook very percepti bly with emotion. The inauguration of tit-day makes tho eighth ceremony of the kind at which Chief justice Tanev has officiated, having administered the oath of office successively to Presidents Vn Bu ren. Tyler, Polk. 'Taylor, Fillmore. Pierce, Buchanan and Lincoln. The ceremony was exceedingly'impres' sive. At the conclusion of the Inauura. tion ceremonies.the President was escorted to the Senate Chamber, thence to bis carriage, and the military forming as in the procession of this tiiornitig,aecom. pained him with the committee of arrange ments to tho White House, with Mr Bu vuuuou i;U iUO committee ot arrance- ments. The Southern Cengress. Montgomery, Ala., 5. The southern congres reassembled to day The opening pioceedings were unimport ant. Ihe conCress has been in secret ses sion most of the day, andtonight it is stain in secret session. Mr. Lincoln's inaugural address is re garded here as a virtual declaration of war against the seceded stales. Montgomery, March 6. On motion of Mr. Currj the Judiciary committee was instructed to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting the importa tion of slavev into thecodfederacy from tbe lnited States, except as owned by persons emigrating for settlement and residence. Congress went into secret session. From three to five per cent, of all the paper money in circulation, is said by a all street broker, to be counterfeit. This seems a large proportion. Interestlne; from Wasulugton. Washington, March G. DOUGLAS ON LINCOLN'S ADXIKISTRATION. The debate in tbe Senate between Cling man and Douglas wus quite lengthy to day In. the course of his remarks, Donglas said be did not denire it to be inferred that he sympathized with the Administration, or that in any contingency tie ana tne 1 resi dent would be associated, for be expected to oppose bis Administration on these great principles winch separated parties iu tor mer times; but on questions relating to the preservation of the Union by peaceful means and the settlement of the bluvery question by amendments to the Constitu tion, if he understood the President's true meaning, ho was with hioi. Judge Douglas reeeived the following dispatch to duy from Richmjnd: "Is there any hope T Can we remain in the Union?" To which Douglas and Critten den replied : ''Yes, there is hope. Stand firm, aii all will be light." Mr. Douglas said to day the Inaugural shows that Lincoln has nerve to say what is right, pltatfurni or no platform. 1 defend the Inaugural, believing it uu emanation from the bruin and heart of a patriot. Douglas strongly favors the appointment of Cr t enden to t'oe S ipreme Bcch. N. B.J ad 1 of Chicago is nominated minister to Berlin, aud 11. Krcisman Sec retary of L?gation to the same post. Jno. A. Hasson of Iowa is nominated First Assistunt P. M. General. N j nomi nation is yet made of a successor to Gen. Twiggs. The President has M;ijor Ander son under advisement, but tbe probabilities favor Col. Sumutr. Washington March 7. The War Department to day received letters from Major Anderson, dutcd the 4th, but they contained nothing of special im portance. The most friendly feelings exist botween him and the South Carolina au thorities. Postal f. cilities are ttill open to him, and the privileuge of marketing to a limited extent continues. Gun Cameron leaves here to day for Pennsylvania. He has not yet quul.fiad, and wiil probably return on Monday. In :ne meantime, Jir. Holt by request will continue to discharge the duties of Sccreta ry of War. John Jones, of 111. was to duy appointed Superintendent of Statistics in the State Department, vico IP C. MrLaughlin. Numerous visitois were at the different Departments this morning and many ap plications lor onieo Bled. Washington, March 7 Mr. Crittenden was tercnuued to-night by the citizens of Washington. There was an immense crowd of people, who most eiithusiartically responded to his utterances ol Icrvent Union sentiments. He expres sed his confidence in the intelligence of the people, who now ulono con settle the dis tractiu question. The troubles were fo mented and kept alive by petty cross road politicians for selfish purposes. Preserve the Union, and Ihe Union will preserve us. The Roman veteran was permitted to retire at tbe end of thirty years, but be had been in public service" forty years He expected bis friends to ut hold tho Union and the Constitution which have cunf erred unnumbered blessings on us all. Gun. Scott, Senator Johnson and others, were afterwards serenaded, and responded to the Ci niolinient. President Lincoln said to Southern gen tlemen, who called upon him tonight to know how bis inaugural was to be under stood, that it meant peace. The Commissioners from the Southern Conlederacy are this evening dining with Seator Wigfall. They held a conference this morning iu Wigfall'f n om, when it was agreed to postpone for n few days their communication to President Lincolu, until Mr. Seward has an opportunity to develop his prngrume '-f policy towards the seceding Slates. Wigfall urged them to act imniedia'cly and bring their mis sion to a clos, in order to allow President Davis an opportunity to capture Forts Sumter and I'ickcos before reinforcements can reach there. Mr. Forsyth ignored the proposition, und some high words occur red. At the diplomatic visit last night, Mr. Lincoln made a reply to theaddres made by Mr. Figaniere, in lehalf of thediph matic cor s. It seems to be pretty generally undei stood that Cassius M. Cioy will receive th er V will receive the mission to Mexico, This is regarded Av the Administration as being, u: die present juncture of affairs in that country and our own, as the most importunt mission in the Government. Emerson Etheridge, of Tennessee, is strongly urgd for the mission to Spuin. Several removals occurred to day. The son of Mr. Smith, Secretary of the Interior, wns appointed Librarian of the Interior Department, vice Lester, of Miseis-ippi, a Secessionist. General Granger, Recorder of the General L ind Olfi -c, and brother in law to Senator Douglas, was removed to day. The secretary to the President to sign land warrants, Mr. Leonard, received notice that his services were no longer re quired. Reliable information was received this evening that Gov. Houston Lud resigned and retires to private life. Maj. Anderson bus riot been promoted yet, and the army interest earnestly oppose The correspondence which reached the War Department to day shows that Gen. Twiggs received the order of Secretary Holt, relieved him from tbe command, three days before he surrend-red. All the statements, therefore, representing that ho was unable to ascertain the views of the Department, ore entirely false. His treachery was deliberate nud infamous. Col. Cooper, Adjutant General Withers' assistant, and Capt. Machin, paymaster, resigned their commissions to day. Cooper is brother-in law of Senator Mason, and his resignation has been expected for some time. Jeff Davis bas sent a secret agent to Mexico, w ith a view of a recognition of the Southern Confederacy. The Iiiaugral at the South. Richmond, Virginia, March 5. The Whig (conservative) rnys that the policy indicated towards the seceding states will meet the stern and unyielding resis tance of the south. The Inquirer (seces sionist) says no action of our convention can maintain peace. Virginia must fight. The Dispatch says every borderetate uiTght to go out of the Union iu 21 hours. Dis patches from Staunton state that the intuit ural was received aud gives, universal die. satisfaction. Petersburg. V0.f March 5. There was intense excitement hereon the reception of the inaugural. Hundreds hitherto fur the Uuion, avowed themselves openly for revolution, if the convention does not immediately pass the secession ordinance. Wilmington N. C, March G. So far as knowu most of the contents of the inaugural are satisfactorily received, especially that relating to the forts and the collection of the revenues, because they are in favor of coercion. Golds boro, N. C, March 5. The inaugural was received at this place, and throughout this sccliou with indigna tion. B . Raleigh, N. C , March 5. I be inaugural was received favoiably by tbe Unionists. Thev think it does well for Lincoln, though they do r.ot approve of all of it. Ihe dwuoio'iists are satisfied with it. Charleston, S. C , March 5. Our community has not been disappoin ted in the inaugural, and exhibited very little feeling on the subject. They are con tent to leave Mr. Lincoln and the inaugu ral in the hands of Jeff. Davis and the confederated states. Ft Smith. March 6. This city, heretofore strongly Uuion, has 81026 tbe reception of Lincoln s inaugural, quite reversed its political sentiment. Our citizens consider it a declaration of war and prominent men, hitherto Union, have advised members of tha convention to go for the secesion ordinance forthwith. Washington News. Washington, March 5. Major Anderson, up to tha 4th of March, bas continued to speak of his condition as sate, and to express bis opinion that rein forcements bad better not be sent to turn. The resignations to Mr. Buchanan of bis cabinet officers were to take effect on the 4th of March, or not until their successors were appointed, consequently they have been attending to the business until the closing hours of their respective depart ments here to-day. Gen. Dixwill return to New York on Thursday. Judge Black will not leave Washington for the pre ent. He remains on private and profes sional business, and will probably con tinue tne practice ot ttie law here. Ex President Buchanan departed on his journey to Wheatland this afternoon. lie was escorted to the railroad depot by twj mounted and seven infantry cui panics, t ipt ber with the committee from that locality and prominent c.t zens of ashington. Ue exchanged many farewell baud shukings and appeared to be deeply affected by the manilestations of friend ship, and when he bowed adieu to tbe large crowds, as the train was about to start they further testified their respect by vigorous cbeers. The i.ewlv confirmed cabinet are over crowded with visitors touiiiht.' Martin O. Crawfurd, one of tbe commis Moncra from the southern confederacy, accredited to negociate with the admin-, i-itration has arrived hero. Greeley und Senator Grimes had a long interview wilh Lincoln tosday, during which Greeley pressed Fremont for the French mis-ion and received assurances there would be no trouble on that point. Illinois citizens called to day on Mr. Sewure', who, among other mutters, said : "Gentlemen, if you want to ruve this administration nud have it successful and profitable to the countty, 1 implore you to remember that the battles f t freedom have been fought and won. Henceforth forget that freedom was over in danger. und exert your best li.iluence now to save tho Union. Let it not be said that tbe re publican party won its first, last and only victory over the dissolution of the Lmon. Remember that the way t maintain tbe iutegrity of the republican party is to maintain the Union. The point at which the enemy strikes is always the point you should defeud. Freedom is always within the Union. It is assorted, but doubtful, that John Bull pronounces the inaugural a declara tion of war, and declares be will urge Tennessee to prepare for the conflict. Whilo the objectionable portions of the address were being delivored, several southern gents telegraphed to Gov. Pick ens not to attack Fort Sumter until after the actions of tbe confederate States ! Washington, March C. Mr. Chase called on the President last evening und expressed his hesitation about leaving his seat in tbe S 't.atc to accept tbe secretaryship of the treasury. Mr Lincoln urged Mr. Chase to accept, I ut required nn immediate decision, as be de sired to have every d-jpurtinert of the gov ernment filled at once. Mr. Chuse ac cepted definitely the fii.-e this morning nud was present at the calinet meeting at 10 o'clock. Mr. Seward was nt the State Depart ment this morr.ing promptly, ut 9 o'clock His son, Frederick W.Seward, who ban long been assistant editor cf the Albany Krrnin-j Juvriinl, will be nominated to day us Assistant Secretary of State. Gov. Floyd, ex-secretary of was, arrived today to stard bis trial I r fore the crim inal courts on tbe charges growing out of the Indian trust bonds defalcation. The commis'sioncrs from the southern confederacy have arrived. John Forest of the Mobile Rc'ji.-itcr is to be tbe writer of the dispatches to this gov crnment. Jeff Davis bas ordered Gen. Peter G. T. Beauregard, recently major in the U. S. engineer corps, to proceed to Charleston at once and take Command of the fou rs now rai-r.d and to be rah-ed for the investment of Fort Sumter. Previous to the 4th of March, General Scott and others reerived telegraphic dis patches, cautioning tin ni to be on the look out for gunpowder plots, in consequence of which there were diligent enn bis made by tbe police of the capitol building Fred. W. Seward was confirmed us as sistant Secretary of Slate to day. Tbe President bus nominated Norman B. .Tudd, of Illinois, as Minister to Berlin. The report thut Mr. Crittenden is to be appointed to tho vacancy in tho Supreme Court is generally believed, but it is cot certain thut the nomination has been made. Mr. Ctiae has formally accepted the Treasury Department. Washington, March 8. Tbe President has accepted the resijna. tion of Adjutant Genetul C npn and As sisiant Adjutant General Withers. Coyper is a connect'on of Senator Mason, and his resignation is attributed more to family than politi.--.! ii.fluence. Withers is a Tennesspar, . A report s prevalent that Qtiaricr Mas ter General Johnson of Virginia is about to resign, but be said this morning the occasion for such a cc.ur-e has not arrived. The resignation of adjutant Co -per b.is occasioned general regret. lie was np pointed from and is a native nf New Yoik. Tbe southerners are muting overtures for some of tbe be6t offices in the service. It is known that several t ffccr3 of the army located here have been offered lucra tive appointments under the Government of the Confederate States. Charles J .nes, late ot the Register's of fice in tbe Treasury, has lolt for M nt gomery to take a place under that Gov ernment. A large crowd at the State Department this morning were much disappointed at tbe absence of Mr. Seward, who is detain ed at home by physicul indisposition. Tbe U. S. Supreme Court liae adjourned over till Thursday when various decisions will be delivered. Commi-sioners Fnrsyth and Crawford from the Southern Confederacy are daily expecting the anival f their colleague Roman. Much solicitude is expressed as to thoir business with this Government. The Senate in executive session to-day confirmed Norman B. Judd as Minister to Berlin. Ilerm in Kreis-uian, also of III., a Secretary of Legutii n, and John A. Kassun, of Iowa, as first Assistant P. Jl. General. The President did not send iu any nomi nations to-day. The Senate Committees. The follow ing bavo beon holected aa tiie chairmen of the Senate committees, in caucus of Rer ub licau Senators : Foreign Relations Mr. Sumner. Finance Mr, Feskcnden. CMUimerce Mr. Chandler. Military Affairs Mr. Wilson. Naval Affairs Mr. Hale. Judiciary Mr. Trumbull. Post Office Mr. Collnmer. Public Lands Mr. Harlan. Private Land Claims Mr. Harris. Indian Affairs Mr. Duolittle. Pensions Mr. Foster. Revolutionary Cairns Mr. Kine Claims Mr. Clurk. District of Columbia Mr. Grimes. Patents Mr. Simmons. Public Buildings Mr. Foot. Territories Mr. Wade. Senate Expenses Mr. Dixon. Printing Mr. Anthony. . Enrolled Bill Mr. Bingham. Eugrotscd Bills Mr. Baker. JiajrAnother distinguished "traitor" to the Chicago platform has appeared in tbe person ot Hon. Wm. Cullen Bryant, who was at the besd of tbe Lincoln electoral ticketin New Pork. He is editor of the New York Ectning Port, the great repub hcan journal of this country, and is in fa Tor of an arrangement, and is willing to accept tbe restoration of tbe Missouri cum promise cannot "ace what passible objec tion there ia to adopting that course." From Washington. Washington, March 9. Mr. Hollo way, editor of paper in In diana, is strongly pressed by Secretary Smith as Commissioner at Patent. Tha statement that Senator Sumner op posed Mr. Crittenden's nomination to tbe Supreme Bench is erroneous. Mr. Sumner approves the jiominatiuti. Tbe nominations however, continues to challenge decided opposition from influential quarters, and it is leared it win not be made. Badger and Rufiin, of N. C, and Holt, of Ry., are now talked of. Mr. Lincoln found about 70 vacancies in apartments under the Government. There must all be filled while tho Semite is in session, or cannot until Congress meets again. Consequently they must first en gnss the President's attention. When these are disposed of. Sir. Lincoln s present purpose is ta lake op for action the appoint ments tor the new territories of Dacotah, Coloradannl Nevada. The nominations of Mr. Dale as Commis sioner of Indians Affairs, and Archibalds Williams, of Illinois, as Judge of Kansas, were sent to the Senate, but before the messenger reached the capitol tbe Senate nau aojournea. From IMke's Peak. Tne Western Stage C aeh. f r Omaha. with mails and passengers, and llinckly & Co.'s Express, with $8,000 in treasure, passed this place at eleven o'clock, A.M. Denver, March 4, A nogget was found in Georgia Gulch last week w hich weighs $193. Miners aro aid to be doing exceedingly well in that neigbborhiH.d Many people are coins to New Tlatte and Clear Creek divings, fifteen to twen ty live inilos lrom there. tour cords of quartz from Horse Fall ieao uouuer mines, last week, gave over iiurieen nunurca aoiiars. A letter from Fort Wise brlmrs intelli gence that Col. Bone has concluded a mot tavi.rable trcHty with tbe Cheyenne and Am ii hoe Indians. It contains special provisions respecting the site of Denver. lk -eky Mountain Arte has published the new secret discovery fir saving gold froui iron Pyrites and oily Plumbogo. By this prurc tbe yield f gold bas been increased from 300 to 500 percent over tbe old method. The Crowd at tVnfihlnpf on. An extract from the Baltimore Ameri can's account of the inauguration, thus speaks of the crowd attending the inaugu tion : . The throng of persons on the avenue was unprecedented, and the r.umbcrof strang ers in the city is believed to be full oi.c tbird larger than were here at the inaugu ration of President Buchanan. The hotel accomodations are much larger now than then, end although hotels, private dwell ings and toariing liou-es were lat nipbt filled, even to an occupant f r the hearth rug. inur.y th lusuiids found it impossible to obtain even a vacant chair to sit up..n. Tbey, however, amused ;hem-eles ut tbe capitol, the senate being in ses-ion all night, hio in j erambulating the streets. The weather whs also very favorable f r a Nfge display on the avenue, h-ch bad not only been well bru-btd op, but well wat ered dm ing tbe right, s i that there was t ut little trouble early in tbe day fr. in the clouds of dost that are the u.-m.l acc ;uipa ni nentof a Washington pageant. The sun was partially veiied m st of the time with floating clouds, but occasionally shone out bright and beautiful, and the weather was a mild as is uual on the first of April, consequently there was noth ing to prevent an immense gathering, and tbe w hole population of tbe city and sur rounding ci uutry were concentrated along the line of procession, and it my safely be said that it pas-ed before at least I.j(l,lX0 spectators. Maryland, Pennsy haoia and irginiu were largely represented on the avenue; and tbe west and northwest is here in such force as bus never been w it-nes-ed before. Most i f these stmi.gr r are in Washington for the first time, and f course never w itnesFtd the inauguration of a chief magistrufp. 1'Utj are astonish ed with the iiiagnificei ie ,f the pi.l lic building, proud that "ore of ti.em" is about to be put in the exeeutive cbuir, and each have a hankering desire to giie ll.nr services to tbe government fir the nexi four years, it is said that every tenth mar. you meet is an Llin.isnn, and that Sprinr.held is nearty depopulated. S. me l them think that "A'je" is grttir.g a lit tle proud, and keeps aloof lioin his old friends too much, but they expect ti have the free run of the house next week, wbeu be gets settled down in his new borne. Resolutions orth; Fire Depart ment. The following resolutions were adopted by the Fire lKfoirtinetit, at a meeting be'id Feb 2G:h, lcGl. b Whereas, It has pleased the All-Father above to tke fr m am rpt u, our lute worthy brother, Hon. Nels - D. Elv.ood. Iberelore. J.'wlrrJ, 1-t. That we the members of the Joliet 1 ire Department deplore the loss we huve su-tained, e the death of one whose earnest ni.d untiring fiWts in or ganizing and maintaining , Ur Fire Depart mcrn have ever won from us our euri.ctt esteem. 2nd. That we tender this last tribute to tbe worth of the departed, as a man, a cthzeii, aj'rinul; and a true fireman. 3d. 1 hat we sympathize truly with the Tannly of our decrard brother, in the lots of a kind parent and protector, and this community, in the loss of oLe of its oidctt and most valued citizens. 4th. That we will ever cherish kindly the memory of bim whose remains we have thiH day aided in consignirg to tbe t..mb ; nd will strive to immitate bis may vir tues. ' J F Ci.rciioRx, T, P. Cagwin. J Com. on Resolutions. COI XCIIL PnOCELDItCS. Room or tua Common Cockcii, 1 JoLitt, Ftb. 23. 1C1. J Being no quorum, adjourned until next regular meeting. Room or the Commo CorsctL, i Joliit, March C, 1SC1. Council met. Present, His Honor tbe Mavor and Aid. lliginbotham. How k. Gorges, ilart, Bartlol s .n. Heath, Flack, Scheidt, O'Connor aud Caswell. The select committee to whom bVd ieen rcferrud the matter of salaries of cityiTS cers for the ensuing municipal year, ub mitted a report recommending that said ealaries be as follows, M-wit-: City Marshal the sum of $C25 per year with C per cent, on all monies collected f..r licences, and 10 per cent, on all monies eollec.ed fur fines. Street Commissioner and Bridewell Keeper $313 per year. City Attorney $100 per year. City Assessor $1.50 per day for actual service, the time of service nut to exceed sixty days. Oo motion of Aid. Flack, said report was received and recommendation con corred in. Tbe committee on judiciary to whom had been referred tba matter of granting deed to John McGinnia for the south tweo ty (20) feet of lot cumbered two (2) in block numbered sixteen (16) West Joliet, by their chairman Aid. Bartlesoo submit ted a verbal report, tecommending that tbe order heretofore passed by the Com mon Council authorizing tbe Mayor and Clerk to execate deed to said McGionis for said lot, be rescinded, as In the opinion of the committee the affidavit filed with tiie Clerk was insufficient; wbereupo. on motion the recommendaUona of committee were concurred in. On motion of Aid. Bartleeon, ordered that the City Collector be, and he ia here by required to give, receipta without charg ing of costs to all persona assessed for pump and well tax in districta Noa.4 and 5, who bad paid tbeir central u. i fore aaid asaertinent were made. Aid. Heath introduced the fulln: resolution, which passed : Eetoleed, That Abram lTougbte!; City Collector of tbe city of Joliet , was eiectea to that race at the aaru municipal elec ion held on tl first T day of March A D. 1SC0. be and b, i hereby authorized as such Collector J complete tbe collection of any tax or trul ment which is tiow in his bar.ds o ik Tr.;,.i;..n r i;. . r - the expiration of bis term of eSce as a toiiecior, Tbe committee on claims to wfu.n. i , been referred tbe bills, of Council on U half of the City, in tbe suit Verly r Cih of Juliet, reported tbe same back to cil. and recommended that the wbolenu. ter te referred to tbe 31 ay or and stU committee of three ; whereupon, oa T tion, the recommendations of the bubo. lee were Concurred in. Mayor atiruiiL. Aid. How k, Heath and CasielUcWk tee.) The memorial cf ncmerout ttitena ( the Jih Ward, remonstrating against i vacating of tbe alley between luts oa t block five (5) school section additioa Joliet, and lot nine in block eigbteea (If West Joliet, was received, and on hh.U, of Aid. Howk referred to corrmittet a Streets and Bridges. Tbe City Treasurer submitted bis u nnal report, which on motion of ll Heath was referred to Comtcittee ca F ni-ncp. The bill of A. Blclntoeh for costa in rvj in the Circuit Court, in which tbe Chji interested, on motion was referred to 4 Committee on Jud c'ary. Barton Smith, Police Mi"g;srate, ai mitted bia report, which on motion of a; Bartleson was relerred to Coin rui' tee , Police and Bridewell. On motion of Aid. Heath, tbe Count proceeded to canvasa tba votes of the k annual municipal election. The Mi arpointcd Aid. Heath, Bartlesoa j Connor a special committee to exan: ihe rcturne, said committee opon an exit I in. i tion of the noil books of il. .... Wards, submitted the lullowing repi which on motion was received, and t person having the highest number of v was declared duly elected to tbt i4 voted for respectively, to wit : rua MAToa. Sherman W. Bow en received CS3 re William Adams. 180. roa MiasHiL. Anthony McNerny received;507 ton, Thomas O Brian, 245; P. P. Scania, S. M. Demmond, 10. ma TKEAsrara. Benjamin R:chardon received 6 votes; T. llattoc Jr., 185. roa coLLEcroa. M. Sebastian received C22 vot ' Hccht240. roa Awcssoa. R. E. Berber received C72 rotes ; X ! Cutter, P.12. roa ATToajftr. B. A. Fuller received CCO rotes ; a . Goodhue, PJ4. r. B sravaroa. Gen. R McGreg .r received 223 vjts Adam ComMock, -73. fob stbeet roMMissioNra. James O Riley received 6P3 votes-! C. Bisell, 175. FOB rOLln M4CISTRATC. W. J. Heath received 258 votes; V R. Ilxcklry, 3i7 ; Barton Smith. 65; W. Wcb-;r, lf2 ; Richard Hobbs, 28. fob school iNsrEtToaa. District X. 1 John Clarkson reerr 211 votes; Willard S. Jotien, 130. District No. 2-S. W. Stona rettP 330 votes ; C. XV. Weeks, 38. TOM A LDEBMEX. First Ward Wm Werner received: votes ; J. C. Williams, 00. Second Ward J..l,n Tyler received ' votes ; J. K. I In-key. 2 Third Waid Antbonv Scheldt rece.' 72 Votes; F. K. Rjilrv, 43. F -urili Ward M. L Cnuk received r voles ; Rodney House, 44. Filth Ward R. E G H.dell received Votes ; S 11 S4n!ord. 11. Sixth Ward EJwin lVrter receive!: t. tee ; J. U. Recce, 5. roa constables. First Ward Jacob Patrick received: tes ; W. JI. Law. 70. Second Ward Larid O'Briaa raetit 103 votes ; M. Fi.a. 4. Third Ward Henry Young received rotes; J Jewt-it. 52. Fourth Ward Peter O Brian rf 54 votes ; J0hn Terry, 4J ; Philip Sat dan. 18. J V Filth Ward Patrick Gofgina reetit 91 votes; Patrick Murray, 7J. Sixtii Ward John Hone received ' votes; Jacb Wbstmore, 10; Am Sniech, 7. Bills Reported back bt Coaairrni Claims and on Moriox Allowed. D. G. Grover salary of City Attws one year $100 ; J L. Braden publuii Clerk's report $15 ; Jamea O Riley Street Commissioner and Bridewell K er one quarter $125; S. D. Smith, Cr Clerk, oue quarter $100; W. J. K wood furnished police office $12; P. Ju ray, tarorjhter, $ ; J. Beameas tarn wood lor police office. Weat Side, $12 P. Hart, wood furnished police office. Side. $4 28; E.M. Bray, stationery. II. Herechback, room for election, $: Austin St ball. removing Laiianec ' cents; P. Rafter, labor on pomp, Dj? No. 5. $100; F. G.sUreed. lumber s poela for fence. School District Xa $40 00; 51. II. Banuon. atone foreaht poll Us 5ib Ward, $3M ; Patrick llort labr on culvert, poll tax Sta Want' ceuas; Patrick Cullam. labor oa cal poll tax 5th Ward, 75 cento. KILLS KfTEBBED TO COMMITTEE OK CLAII Charles F. Griisoer, printing, $6 75. Aid. Heath in trod need tha follow resolutions: By an ir.Mrutalla disrenaatioo T all-wise Providence one of tba member) ' this body baa been removed from or aw by death one wboaa or ban ity of iff meot, and aniforaa kindness of bava endeared him to as all, aad Ium we depkre with feelings of tha i est sadness. We, tbe membcra of tha Commoa C cil of the City of Juliet, do therefor Iieaolce, That in the deecasa of tbe &' orable Nelson D. El wood, wo bava deprive! of on of tba moat useful a ber of this Board. That this city lost one wbo bas been in ber " in some unpaid capacity, either as A man. Commissioner of Schools, or H'f since the first day of her organ itaO w hose time and energies bate ever k at ber command; and to whom rba indebtd than to any other mtn f' many improve meu'.s and vark.ua pro? ous institut'n ns. HetfJced, Tbat in bins tba Stats lost one of iu best and most useful citi society, one of iu brightest oraaa every laudable enterprise its foreiaoat' vocate tha poor, and tba nfortai banefactor and we all. a trus Be and noble friend. And wbil w bo t t - . . . ... uuaijseiva oearu to tbia aad ai11" we teuder to tha bereaved fanilj ' friends our deepest sya-patky at4 lance. . Aid. Bartlesoo moved that tba fore resolutions ba adopted, ordered sf1 pon tba records, and published is' linutea of tha nrocaedinva. and tbat Council now adjourn, which saotioa a1 ried. SAM'L. D. SMITl City Cla New York, MareklJ Tbe Herald Washington eorrpo"5 sUtes tbat political circloa were fTer excited by tba report that tba avaca of ForU Sumter and Pickens was mined upon ia Cabinet ccbdcU Sat night.