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At two o'clock thin morning we are ntill
Waiting (or news of the tinal remilt. The
U?t h(Atul of the filibuster* in being uiade
on WineoiMin, the l;ut .'.tale on the lint,
ami the indicatiuiH ate thai if a vote in
reached without u receec. flayeH will be
declared President before the morning
break*. All day long and nil night
through, the obHlriictionistn have been offering
every impediment in their power
to the |>rogre*? of (he count, but at each
step of the way they have been defeated.
Speaker Kandull haa had his hand* full.
*.ul W? a ru Itnll ml lrt ll.?t I." I. o.U
u manly light to Have the country from
anarchy, lie has done much to redeem
his reputation in a partisan speaker, and
to him the country will Hiih.Htantiully owe
the peaceful solution of tin.' moat momen
tous crisis, in some respect*, in our National
The two houses have now lie.en iu session
over twelve hours, ami there is 911
evident disposition io finish the count
b.'fore daylight.
The desperate character of the opposi
B tion is well shown by the fact that an
M attempt was actually made on the Dem%
ocratic aide to object to the vote of an
1 elector from Virginia, and wan only dev
feated by the fact that the requisite sigj
natures could not he obtained. Kvery
I device to gain time bus been lenorted to,
\ but up to this hour without hucce**. We
\ hope to annnufee the I u-t grand defeat
I of the olstructionists before we go to
111 a |>u?i*tTi|H iu uifsf rviuursa.
| At four o'clock and twelve minutes
F^resident Ferry announced tint the
twelve votes of Wisconsin having been
counted, he declared Rutherford B.
llalvfffl.oi Ohio,and William A.Wheeler,
of Now York, duly elected President and
Vice-President of the United ^tates for
four yearn, commencing with the 4th
day of March 1877.
Adjournment ot the I.egUlHt lire
Thin body will close its session to-day.
It assembled on the 10th oi January and
has consequently been sitting f?2 davw,
We have already published a list of all
the Acts and Joint Resolutions passed up
to Wednesday, and shall add those passed
since in to-morrow's issue. One ol
the most important ?f ail the
joint resolutions was that known
as House joint resolution nuui ber
o, proposing an amendment to
the constitution radically changing the
judiciary system of the State. This resolution
still lingers in the Senate, and, we
fear, is destined not to pass. The County
Court system will therefore remain as an
anachronism iu our State constitution,
notwithstanding it is well understood
that a large majority of the people are
weary of the litigation and exjiense entailed
upon them by the system.
We are somewhat reconciled to this
prospective failure by the equal prospect
that the huge 72 paged amendment to the
school law of the State will also fail. II
we are to have our school system radically
overhauled let it be done when wt
have a few experienced educators in the
Legislature, and not crudely tinkered ii(
every session by persons who have ni
recognized qualifications for such work
The work bf the session that has excited
more attention and sensation, and
we may add, anxiety, than anv othei
business, has been the election uf tw<
United States Senators and the passage
of the Capital hill. These two performance*
were supposed to bear a clone rela
tion to each other when the l<egixlatur<
assembled, and many persons regarded
them an Siamese twins that could not 1m
separated without death to many font
Instead of this, however, the Senator
ships and the Capital question turned on
to he no much oil and water that would no
mix. They kept themselves apart with
out any effort from outsiders. The Ke
publicans made up their minds to maki
choice between the political hues am
shades of the candidates piesented, am
picked out two that suited them best an<
elected them without any reference what
ever to the Capital question.
It is easy to say now that had the Cap
ital question liecn settled first it migh
have been settled differently. Who cai
tell anything about it ? 11 is all a matte
of the merest speculation to say so. It?wa
proper and right that the two question
should stand on their separate merits, am
tho?* who have voted without referenct
to their combination have no cause to
reproach themselves.
As to the other work of the I^-giida
ture, us represented in the number am
character of lhe hills parsed, we hlial
have occasion to refer to it in detail fron
time to time, and shall not enter upoi
any review of it at this writing.
I Further Kctltirttou.
"*** ?* > A further reduction in telegraphii
took place yesterday on both line
leadinJL^'t thin city. I>ay message
now go PU New York, l'hiladelphii
WashingtonihwJ Baltimore for 35 cent,
and night inem?geih(or 20 cents. Twcnt
words can Ik* sent at"l*|ght for 110 centi
Thi* is not quite equal toHjm rate of 1
cents for night messages liaH that pr?
vailed in the days of the fight Itftweei
the Pacific Atlantic and Western Cfnio
" lines, but it is cheap enough. The Ugh
at present between the A. Ac I', and V.'esl
em Union^s vigorous, but the knowini
ones Hast incline to look at it in the ligli
ol a sham battle, liable to end any da
in an amalgamation and consequent ad
jance in rate*.
The Jay Gould interest controls tin
A. & P., and the rates for messages ure
manipulated in the Interest of his Wall
street operation*. He is credited with
being heavily short of Western Union,
and determined to force that company
into buying his stock in the A. & 1'. at
figures that will put a million or two in
his pocket. Meanwhile, b?* the motive
what it may, the public are
the gainers by the light. Telegraphic
messages heretofore have been too high,
considering the reduced cont of o{>erating
by means of duplex and quadruples instruments.
Poles and wires are not very
expensive to put up, but they have been
made expensive by watered stock, on
which it is not easy to earn dividends at
low rates for messages.
The >'aii. Market.?The Pittsburgh
Manufacturer, of yesterday savs that all
the nail mills up there are in operation,
and that the prospects are good for a
healthy spring trade. This remark applies
also to Wheeling. The manufac- *
turers are likely to reap their reward for
utanding fast by their agreement of last
April. '
Thousands Bill Him Gail Speed.
A Few Remarks at Newark. .
Columul'9, ()., March 1.?Governor j,
Hayes and party left for Washington j
this afternoon at 1 o'clock, by the way of
Pittsburgh and Harrishurg. His de- (
parturewas made the occasion of a civil
and military ovation. The streets lead- .
ing from the Governor's residence to the .
depot was gaily decorated with tlags, and (
a crowd lined the sidewalks. A detach- (
ment of United State* troops from the ,
Columbus barrack, Columbus Cadets and
Cadets from the Ohio Agricultural College
formed the escort, and numerous .
bands furnished the music. The arrival
of the Presidential party at the depot ,
was greeted by a great crowd of citizens, !
who rent the air with loud cheers as the
President and family transferred themselves
lrom the carriages to the special .
cars provided for them. In response to
the demand of the multitude Gov. Hayes 1
ap|M?ared on the rear platform of his car
and delivered an earnest speech, which ,
was several times interrupted by the j
movement of cars on the adjoining tracks.
Finally the Governor bid the crowd frfrewell
and advised dispersal to nvoid accident
by the movement of cars. As the
train moved out of the depot the people
gave loud cheers and the bands played. .
A large party, including a number of
correspondents, accompanied Gov. Hayes.
Among the members of the party were
Gen. John (>. Milchen and wife, Miss j
Piatt, K. II. Piatt, all of Columbus; Gen.
I it. P. Buck land and wife, Dr.J.T. Webb, ,
of Fremont; Messrs. K. F. Mayes, J. W.
Ilerron and wife, of Cincinnati. The
train left promptly on time, with every
promise oi a quick trip.
.Newark, (>., March 1.?At the Columbus
depot, while awaiting the departure
of the train, in obedience to repeated
calls from the vast crowd in attendance,
Gov. Hayes spoke as follows:
My fellow citizen*?I appear to say a few
wonl.H ill hiddinir enrul hvo In von I u??
derstand very well the uncertainty of ,
public affairs at Washington. 1 understand
very well that possibly next week {
I may be with you again to resume my
place in the Governors otlic^and as your t
fellow citizen, but I alao understand that (
it is my duty to beat Washington pre- ,
pared to assume another nosition higher
( and more responsible anu with more dif- ,
ficult duties. 1 have thought, as I (
looked upon this great audience, ]
i and as to-uay 1 gazed upon the people ,
[ who thronged our route to the depot,of a ,
similar occurrence 1G years ago, a little ;
less than 16 years ago, when with a thou
sandmen,! marched down High St. to pass
to the East and to the South to do what
, we could to restore the Union of the
States and to reestablish the authority of
the Constitution. [Cheers.] In that work
we were eminently successful, so far as
it was possible to be successful by force
of arms. 1 am not here to say a word in
! disparaguient of what was accomplished
by the brave men who went out with me
1 from'diflerent parts of the country. Of
i my comrades, one-third and over,
. never returned to their homes.
They perished in discharge of their duty
that the Republic might live, but there
! was something forco could not do. We
I would have our Union to l?e a union of
? hearts, and we would have ourConstituI
tion obeyed not merely because of force
that compels obedience, but obeyed localise
the people love the principles of
the Constitution, and to-day if I am
I called to the work to which Abraham
t Lincoln was called sixteen years ago
it is under brighter skies'and more
' favorable auspices. I do hope, I do fer
ventljr believe, that by the aid of Divine
> Providence, we may do something in this
j day of jieace, by a work of jteace, toward
re-establishing in the hearts of our conn'
trymen a real, a hearty attachment to
1 the constitution as it is, to the Union us
. it is. (Long continued applaune, which
was only stopped by the approach of a
locomotive, which took the car awav. Of
course a resumption of the remarks was
t impossible, ami, an tlie train moved away,
,, the air was rent with shouts, which tlie
Governor acknowledged by bowing tin
the train emerged from the depot],
" I'lrraBUROH, March 1.?The train car1
rying Gov. Ilayes and friend* arrived
s hereon time and with every one delighted
, with the trip. Thu train was imtnediately
tranaferred to the Pennsylvania
Central road and left promptly on time.
The reception at all point* has been
I enthusiastic to a degree never before
I accorded to any public man in Ohio.
iienidtH the places already named in these
1 dispatches largo crowd# were in waiting
I at Dcnnison and Ktetilamville, and demanded
not only to aee but to hear the
Presidentelect. There waa no shaking
but plenty of handshaking and expressions
of good will. At the latter place
'' there was a Ijmsh band that discoursed
? patriotic airs and helped to divide the
a honors with the citizens.
?, IUriiirburo, March 2.?Gov. Mayes
y and party arrived nt Altoona at 12:50
Ibis morning, slopped twenty minutes for
supper, and at 1:10 left for Washington,
via ilarrisbiirg.
n Wwihfp luUlmUonft.
? PlPAtlMKNT, )
f Wauiinutom, it. c., Marrb'i-l a.*. j
For Tennessee nn.^ the Ohio Valley,
I warmer southwestern shifting to colder
t northwestern winds, a falling barometer
y followed by a rising, cloudy weather with
rain or HnoW.
For the Lower Lakes, increasing fHst
winds, possibly veering l<? warmer Mouth,
j a falling barometer, cloudy and rain.
ro rut: daily ixtkllwf.sckk
Struggle of Samuel J. in ,
the House.
rhe War on Speaker Randall by j
the Filibusters.
Lively. Scenes in the Democratic 1
Bear Garden.
'andemonium Outrivalled?Hur- ;
ricane of Excitement. .
The Republicans Riding Out the i
Gale. <
Vermont Counted for Hayes and '
Hayes and Wheeler Qeclarud .
Elected at 4:12 A. M. t
Washington, March 1. ,
After the pasnnge of hoiiii> .Senate Bills t
emoving political disabilities", Mr. O'- '
iirien moved a call of the Home. <
The Speaker counted the member* of (
he House and found there wax a ?|rft>rnm <
resent and so announced it. I
Mr. Walling submitted that the roll
inu lo ne caned in order to verify the
The Chair regarded it as of a dilatory
character, but van bound to submit.
Mr. O'Jlrien inquired whether it was
tot within the knowledge of the chair
hat in former Congresses there were calls
>f the House, even when it had been as:ertained
that there was a quorum pre?:nt.
The Speaker replied that that had oc:urred
where a gentleman had declined to
rote, and that while it was allowable utiler
the rules of the House it was not
illowable under the law, and that he was
lot responsible for the law.
Mr. Wood claimed the lloor to oiler a
esolution, but Walling insisted on his
notion for a call of the House.
Mr. Haskins remtrked thai the House
*'M operating under the Electoral ComMission
law, that the Chair has ascertained
the presence of a quorum, and
hat the motion for a call of the House
diould not be entertained. If a call of
he House was to be allowed at any time
luring the proceedings, then they could
lever be completed.
The Speaker?The Chair has the right
lo tind out whether there is a quorum.
Mr. Haskins?No gentleman has the
right to claim that there is no quorum
present when the Speaker has ascertained
ibat there is.
The Sneaker?There is a quorum
present, but the gentleman from Ohio
[Walling) is not willing to take the
datement of the Chair.
Mr. Walling?1 disclaim any reflection
jn the Chair, but 1 have a right to know
whether there is a quorum present, and 1
lemand the yeas and nays on my motion.
The yeas and nays were ordered, and
resulted yeas GS, nays 109, so the call of
.he House was refused. This little move
neni was so lar successlul as to have c
jccupied an hour and a quarter of the ?
;ime of the House. t
It wax followed by a motion to recon- t
lider the vote. ]
Mr. Wood made a point of order that
inch motion could have no practical j
;ffect on legislation, but was unquestion- t
iblv a dilatory motion. t
ItwaH allowed by the Speaker, who )
laid he had never yet ruled or decided, i
iither by inference or otherwise, that a
motion to reconsider was a dilatory mo- }
lion. On the contrary, the Chair wax i
ycry clear that what tho'llouse could do |
it could undo by a motion to reconsider. (
Mr. Hale moved to lay the motion to *
reconsider on the table. Agreed to, yeas.
174, nays 65. " |
As soon as the vote was announced, a ?
struggle for recognition by the Speaker ,
was made bv Messrs. Wood and Popple- (
ton, Caulfield and Mills, each having a ,
proposition to submit, which eacliclaim- .
ed to be of the highest privilege, It was
made known in the course of the col* <
loquv that the .Speaker, who had recog- ,
nizeu Wood l?efore the motion for the i
call of the House, and who afterwards |
learned that Poppleton, who presented |
the objection to the certificate from Ver- i
mont, went for both these gentlemen, and" i
arranged that the resolution proposed by
Caultield should be offered by Poppleton,
who,under the usages, was first entitled to ,
tlie lloor, and that Wood should move the ;
previous question upon it. In the mean- i
time Caultield, who had failed in his efforts
to be rccognized by the Chair, handed
over to Poppleton the resolution which i
he prepared and Poppleton sent it to the ;
clerk's desk. i
The Speaker suggested that the action ;
lies hardly in consonance with the agreement
made, but Mr.- Poppleton replied |i
that he had been a party to the prepara - i
tion of Caixltiel?l*rt resolution, and that it ,
had direct reference to the objection to ;
the certificate from Vermont. I
The Speaker thereupon ordered it to i
he rend, and it wan read.
It recites, in the form of a preamble, i
that the waled package addressed to the
President of the Senate, purporting to ,
contain the electoral vote of Vermont, ,
wan delivered,yesterday. to the President |
of tlie Senate bv Air. Hewitt. That it
appears by Mr. frerguson from the clerk
of the United States District Court of ,
Vermont, that the duplicate of such
returns wan deposited in that ollice on
the 13th of December, 187G. That such |
package had been made a part ot the oh- .
jectionn to the certificate of Vermont and
Htill remained unopened, and that the
objections can not he considered until
such package had been made a part of
the objections to the certificate from Vermont,
and that the objections can not be ,
considered until such package is opened' ;
according to law. That such package is
retained by the President or Secretary of
the Senate, and therefor# resolving that
the refusal of the President of the Senate ,
to open such package in the presence of
the two houses was a violation of the
law of the Uonoo, and until Rtycli
package e|iall be opened the counting of j
the vote cannot proceed further according
to the Confttitlltion and law, and that
the Senate be requested to meet the House ,
in joint session. ho that such puck age
may be opened and proceedings had
thereon according to law.
As the Clerk finished the reading of
the resolution, the Speaker announced
the opening of a now legislative day, and
the noisy pnssions and tumult of the
hour were stilled for a few moments,
while prayer wan ollercd.
Thimtillness was of brief duration, for
while the Clerk was reading the journal
Mr. Springer ascertained that the Clerk
was omitting, as usuiU, detailed statements,
papers, votes, Ac., and insisted
that the journal should he rend in full.
That demand the Speaker stated it
would be impoMiblo to comply with, for
the papers, detailed vote* by the yea* and
nays, \c., were not copied "into the journal.
At all events the Speaker refused
to entertain any question until the reading
of the journal wiv? completed, and
Mr. Springer waited for that time.
He moved that the journal he corrected
by inserting after the statement that Mr.
I'iper submitted a report on the coolie
ijuestion, the report itself.
Mr. Wood undertook to get over the
iliiliculty by moving to Ruspend the rules
iiml dispense with the reading of the
journal. 1
The yeas and nayes were* called and
the motion was agreed to?yeas 176, nays
When the result was announced Mr.
Wood, of New \ ork, raised the point of
trder that nothing wan competent for the
House to do but to proceed to consider
:he objections to Vermont, and the ptopinitioii
ofl'ered by the gentleman from
>hio (l'opidetou) was not in order.
Mr. Cauifield argued that nothing was
n order hut to procced to the considerition
of the objections unless there was
in impediment in the way of such contiderntion.
Such an impediment had
irisen. The gentleman from Illinois
Springer) had yesterday ofl'ered an obection
which had been accompanied by
i certificate and the Vice 1'resident had
-efused to open that certificate. The resdiition
which had been ofl'ered simply
isked the Senate to be notified that the
House would bo ready to receive that
tody in joint session for the purpose of
ipening that certificate.
Mr. llendee, of Vermont, called attenion
to the fact that the clerk of the court
o whom the second certificate was delivered
was a Democrat.
Mr. Hooker argued against the point
if order, and stated that the real quesion
was whether the certificates Irom
Vermont worn hiiil'Ip or ilnnl in llw?ir
haracter. If they were dual the point of
irder did not apply, and it wiw the duty
>f the President to .open and submit the
package preaonted to him yesterday.
Mr. Kengon supported the point of
jrder and argued against the resolution
u proposing a new <]iicstion which had
iot been presented to the joint meeting of
lie two Houses. He expressed his great
egret that when his side of the House
tad a good valid substance for an oh*
ection to the Electoral Commission
ither objections which con hi not comnand
the respect of the party or uf the
country had been made.
After further discussion, the Speaker
taid : With my best respects for all paries
concerned, the Chair considers that
i great mistake and wrong was commiteil
yesterday in the joint session of the
,wo houses, in this, that the presiding
>llicer refused to receive, even for the
)peninj; reading and information, of a
package which had all the surroundings
if authenticity?the paper in respect to
he electoral vote of the State of Vcrnont.
The Chair does not think that, in
mv aspect of this case, he would be called
ipon to rule that the action of the pre iding
otlicer of the joint convention was
ivrong, he does not think he possesses the
power, nor does he believe in technical
lense that the action of the Joint Comuission
can be reviewed in the manner
proposed, and yet this is above all a fr.ot
in which this matter rests, and that facf
s whether this House should have posicssion
of this paper to that extent, and
,o that extent only. The Chair thinks
hat the resolution of the gentleman from
Illinois ^ Caul field) is in order. While
he Speaker was delivering this opinion
here was subsidence of the uproar which
lad been increasing4ittle by little during
he day, but as soon as he had got
(trough the noise and confusion began to
>revail again, and in a short time the
itorm had increased to a gale. The
central point of it was the question
vhether bclore tlie two hour* discussion
lommenced the President of the Senate
hould be called upon to send hack to
he J louse the packages submitted yeserday
by Mr. Hewitt and submitted with
Vlr. Springer's objection to the count.
The Speaker did all that was in his
>ower to got the House into the regular
hanncl of business, and he refused to
ntertain an appeal from his ruling.
His resoluteness lashed the opposing
dement* into litrv.
Messrs. Springer, O'Brien, Caullield,
>parkjj and i'oppleton were all addressng
the.Sjtcaker at once, and worrying
lim and the House with all sorts of
piestions and objections. They were
inddenly joined by Mr. Beebe, of New
York, who in the most excited manner
protested against the action of the Speak?r,
and who, in order to make himself
dill more conspicuous, jumped "upon his
leak, and from there gesticulated wildly,
diouting at the top of his voice ex pre*dons
which in the uproar and excitement
were entirely unintelligible at the reporter*'
desk. At this time every .member
on the Democratic side and nearly every
one on the Republican side was on
his feet. The storm however, was entirely
confined to the Democratic side of the
::h amber. The Republican* merely, participating
as spectators. The galleries'
were crowded to their utmost capacity,
and so wcro the spaces at the back of the
outer row of seats, and from these as well
a* from the desks of the members, came
murmurs of loud hisses as this wild scene
was enacted. The ^ergeant-at-Arms
with bis mace of ollioe appeared in the
most disorderly parts of the assemblage,
and Mr. Beebe stepped down from bis
elevated position and addressed the
Speaker in a moderate tone from his own
place. The spaces behind the outer row
of desk* were cleared by degrees and the
dorm lulled and although there were some
easier removals of it the Speaker managed
it about 2 o'clock in launching the House
liiinv iiuu mr iwu uours discussion on
the Vermont objection*.
The debate wait opened by Mr. VoppleIon,
who noon yielded to. enable Mr.
Hewitt, of New York, to relate how he
I'ftine into possession of the package produced
by him yesterday, and how lie hud
last seen it in the possession of the Secretary
of the Senate, who stated that it
was the private properly of Mr. Kerry,
mid that he proposed, as a friend of Mr.
Kerry, to retain it.
Alter a good deal of colloquy in regard
to what had becoine#of the paper,
u messenger from the Senate came
into the hall of the House and tendered
the package to Mr. Hewitt, who refused
to receive it and then announced the fact
to the House. No immediato action was
taken in the matter. The young lad who
enrried the packngo retained it and took
11 seat, awaiting the action of the House,
and a discussion proceeded.
Mr. Hendee explained that the case
of Vermont wan only a minor form of the
case in Oregon, the exception being that
in Oregon (.'ratlin had the certificate of
the (Jovernor, while Aldrith, the person
claiming to be an elector in the Vermont
L'lise, hud not, but acted entirely upon his
own motion.
The mcmbefrt who participated in the
discussion were Messrs. Hendee, Ponison,
I'opploton, Monroe, Hooker, Money,
Wilson, W. Va., Mnrsh, Hnymond and
Mr. ISariiebl read a letter from Mr.
Uorham, Secretary of the Scutate, saving
he had put tho pack ago purporting to be
the second certitieato in liis pocket as the
package looked like a private i;oinmuni>
cation, hut being admonished that his reception
of it might be construed as a
reception of it by President Kerry he
look it from his junket and placed it n!
the desk, and since that time he hail not
seen it.
Mr. Hewitt remarked that (lie package!
had been brought to him by a messenger
from the Senate, who wouM not toll fri
whom ho received it.
The Siw?aker Uhkeil Mr. tiartield
suspend lii.** remarks until order wax
Mr. (iartield? I will wait till Ajajc a
other chiefa have ?|uieted their trouhl
There is no pretense or olaim, that urn
the law the President of the Senate otiji
to receive the paper under ?uch circn
stances. There i? no signature on t
hack of the paper, authenticating it. Iought
we know its another Nicholl ci
titicatc. If any body has been deceiv
hy the pretense that we ought to have
paper opened in this Mouse, coming
such a roundabout uj).iut)iori/.e<l w:
let all such pretenses In- cleared aw:
and let them vote with a knowledge
the fact, that to vote for the resolution
simply a vote to prevent a count And
bring us into an archy.
Mr. Stone, who was one of the telle
.'tated that lie saw the Secretary of t
Senate throw the package under thede
among the rubbish; that he (Stone) ii
mediately wrote a note to Hewitt ai
Hewitt and he had a conversation, du
ing which he saw the Secretary take tl
| package from under the desk and put
in his pocket.
The discussion was closed bv Mr. Kiel
'who expressed his deep regret that tl
day had been consumed in an attempt
j rectify a mistake of tho ('resident 01 t!
Senate, an egregious mistake which tl
dignity and self-resj?ect of the Jlou
I compelled it to rectify if possible, i
would not go into any udestion about tl
vote of Vermont, whether it was goodi
bad, or whether the paper was of ai
value; all he knew was that a questu
had arisen respecting it which the I'rei
dent of the Senate had assumed to decid
lie denied that the President of the Sei
ate had any power to do anything e
cept to keep order and to do what lu
been committed to him under the ele
toral law. and all know that this was tl
very ?iuestion that lay at the foundatic
of all the debates 011 the subject. Fro
the beginning of the session it had be<
maintained by tli eKepublicans that tl
President of the Senate couldj^ounl.tl
votes, and 011 that they had stirred up tl
country; had subsidized the press; lu
procured legal opinions, and what lis
they come to at last. The Senate itse
had iu solemn debate repudiated the do
consideration, and the President of tl
United States in a solemn message to Co:
gresa declared that never in the histoi
of the tiovernment had the President
the Senate assumed to decide any que
tion. That oilicial did now assume i
decide this question, whether or not th
was a return to he opened by him.nieml>ers
of the House consented to the
let them look to the future. 0Itsla pri,
cipiiA was a rule of prudence and a ru
ot law. The Commons, of England, lis
gained the liberties of the English peopl
which had made the Anglo-Saxon rai
the glory of the earth, by standing <
a small question that coucernt
their liberties. So the House
Representatives should not give i;
one jot or tittle of its right
It was the duty of the President of tl
Senate when that paper was before hi
to submit the <|iiestion if he had at
doubt about it to the two houses, anil tl
only remedy now was to invite him bac
to open the paper in the presence of bo!
houses. If there were two returns fro
Vermont they should go to the Elector;
Commission. He appealed to the men
bers to deal with the question not i
Democrats or as Republicans, but as tl
guardians ot the rights of the House i
the Electoral count.
In reply to a question by Mr. Cate, 1
said that there was no time tixed bv la
in which a certificate must be tiled.
Mr. Hoar?Is there not a source lixc
by law through which these returns mu
come ?
Mr. Field?It is not tixed by law. Vol
men and judges have decided that the la
can not controvcnc the Constitution, n<
can Congress make a law that binds tli
States. Congress can not do it, and hi
not done it. It passed a law in 17'J2 tin
the certificates should be sent in by tl
lirst Wednesday in February, ami
not llip S<>rrnt?irv nf Slnto ulir.nl,1 uoi
for them, llo coulil send for tliei
at any time before the two houses inc
That i? the law, if it was not repealed I
thin Electoral Commission?a law whir
declare* that all certificate* and papei
purporting to he certificate* which una
have been received .shall l?e opened,
have answered the objection that th
certificate ha* not been received, becaui
it ought to have been received. In poil
of fact, it was received in your presenc
It was delivered by the member fro
New York (Hewitt) to the President i
the Senate. Was it for him to reject it
Are the representatives of the people I
submit to that '.' Are the Republicans i
submit to it? If you do, look out f<
1881. Let this House put down its heel;
once and forever on the doctrine that tl
President of the Sonata is anything mm
than the presiding oflicer, the guardin
of these certificates until they are opene*
and that it his di*ty to o|>on them at
submit to the two Houses every questic
that shall arise.
The debate being closed and the que
tion being on tlio resolution btiered 1
Mr. l'oppleton, Mr. Knott moved the fo
It&ohvd, That this House requiri
that the pack age tendered by the metnhi
I from New York (Hewitt) to the Pre*:
ilent of Senate in the presenceof the tw
1 louses ycnterday, ami purportii
to Ik? a certificate of the eleetor
votes for President ami Vice Pre*
dent of the State of Vermont, sha
he opened by the President
the Senate, in the presence of the tv
Houses, and if found to he such a certi
cute, the name shall he submitted, t<
gethcr with the certificate read in tl
presence of the two Houses to the Kle
toral Commission for its judgment ai
decision, and that the Senate he reque#
ed to make a like order, requiring tl
President of the Senate to o|?en sue
package in the presence of the tv
Houses, and thai until such order I
made the House will not he ready
meet the Somite and proceed with tl
count of the electoral votes.
As the vote progressed on this resoli
tion, and as there was an apparent pro
nect of its having the majority in i
favor, the most intense excitement pr
vailyu in the hall. Conservative mui:
hers conversed with each other in'grou|
and expressed generally the convictit
that the adoption of the resolution won
precipitate anarchy and revolution.
At the close of the roll-call a rum<
prevailed that the resolution wascarrie
nut gradually as member after meml>c
who had been out when their names wei
called, or who had withheld their vofc
ro?e and iu response to the second on
l responded "no," the gloom wan dissipaU
ami gave place to a perceptible feeling
relief. Finally the vote was announci
as yean llii, nnyn 148.
'i'lie following is the voto iu detail.
Yi:ah?Messrs. Ainsworth, Ashe, A
kins, Uagjey, .1. II. llagley, Piaunin
Heche, Itlackhurn, Hlaiul, llliss, Illoun
lloone, llradford, Pright, llucknc
llurchard (Wis.), (,'arr, Cate, Caulliel
Chapin, Clark (Kv.),('lark (Mo.), Cor
rane, Collins,Cook. Cowan, Cox. Culhc
son, Davis, Dchalt, Dihrell, Houghi'
lldcn, Ellis, Faulkner, Field Finley, l\?
ney, Franklin, Fuller, Clover, (loo
Hamilton (Iml.), Hamilton (K. .M, Ha
denbergh, Harris (i-in.), llarrn (Vn
Harrison, Hartridge, llart/ell, llatclu
llonkle, llolman, I louse, Humphrey
lluril, Jenks. Jones ^ N. II.), Jones (Ky
Knott, Landers (Ind.), I.ane, l.uttre
5m Lynde, Mackey, Marsh, Mc Far land, McMahon,
Meade, Mills. Morev, Morrison,
to Mutchler, O'Brien, Odell. Phillips (Me.),
re- Poppleton, Jnmes K. Keillv, Kice, Kiddle,
Kobuine (Pa.), Bobbins (N. C.), Koborts,
nd Boss, Savage, Sayler, Seals, Schumacer,
en. Scheakley, Slemmons,Smith (Cia.LSouthler
ard, Smirks, Springer, Stanton, Stenger,
ht Stone, Teese, Terry, Thompson, Thomas,
in- Tucker, Turney, Vance (().), Vance (N.
he Waddle, Walker (Va.), Walling,
'or Walsh, Wells I Mo.), Withome, Wiggcrer
ton, Wykeiy W'illiams (Ala,), Wilson (W.
ed Va.), and Soung?110.
a Nays?Messrs. Adams, (ieo. A. Bagley,
in Baker (Ind.), Baker (N. Y.), Ilallou,
iv, Banks, Belford, Bell, Blair, Bradley,
iy. Brown (Kv.), Brown (Ks,), Burchard
of (Ills.), Burleigh, Butt/, Campbell, (.'andis
ler, Cannon, Cason, Caswell, Chittenden;
to Conger, Crapo, Crounse, Cutler, Danforil,
1'arrall, Davy, Dennison, Do1)bins, Dunrs,
nell, Durham, Kames, Egbert, Kvans,
he Felton, Five, Fort, Foster, Freeman,
sk Frve, (Jarlield, (iause, (ioodin, (Sunter,
n- Hale, Hancock, Haralson, Harris (Mast*.),
ul Hawthorne, Haymond, Hays, Hendee,
r- Henderson, Jlewitt (N. Y.), Hill, Hour,
lie Iloge, lloskins, Hubboll, Hunter, Hurlit
but, Hyman, Joyce, Kasson, Kehr, Kelley,.Kimball,
Lamar, Landers (Conn.),
d, Laitham, Lawrence, Leavenworth,
he I<eMoyne, Lord, Lynch, Magoon, <
to McDongal, McCrary, McDill, Miller,
lie Monroe, Morgan, Nash, Neal, New, Morlie
ton, Oliver, O'Niell, Packer, Page, Payne, i
se PheJps, Phillips (Ks.), l'ierce, Plaisted,
le Piatt, Potter. Powell, Pratt, Kainey,Kea, l
lie Keagan, John Keilly, Bobbins, Boss,
or Busk, Sampson, Schleicher. Seeleye, :
iv Singleton, Sinnockson, Smalls, Smith
>n (Pa.), Strait, Stevenson, Stowell, Swann,
ii- Thornburg, Throckmorton, Townsend i
le. (N. Y.), Townsend (Pa.), Tufts, Van I
u- Voorhees, Waldron, Wallace (S. C.), ?
x- Wallace (Pa.), Ward Watterson, Wells f
id (Miss.), White, Whvtehouse, Whiting, j
c- Willard, Williams (js. Y.), A. S. Wil- (
le liams (Mich.), Williams (Wis.), Williams
in (Del.), W. B. "Williams (Mich.). Willis, I
m Wilshire, Wilson (la.), Wood (Pa.), <
in Wood (N. Y.), Wood burn, Wood worth i
le and Yeates?148. j
ic Mr. Hopkins then ottered as an amend- <
le ment the same resolution just rejected,
id except that it omitted the clause as to *
id the count not being proceeded with. It i1
ill* was defeateil bv exactly the same vote? i
c- 11(5 to 148. ' ' 1
ts Mr. Lane moved to reconsider the c
le vote. I
n- A point of order was made that under
ry the operation of the previous question i
of such a motion was not in order. lint tlu> f
s? Speaker, while expressing Home doulit on i
[o the subject, decided to entertain the mo- t
nt tion.
If Mr. Ilale moved to lay the motion to <
it, reconsider on the table. Agreed to? f
n- ycaa 171, nays 80. i
le Mr. Wood offered an amendment that :
id the vote of elector Sallace be not counted,
e, Mr. "Walling moved to lay it on the t
:e table. >
m A point of order wax made that the c
?d motion to lay on the table wan not in or- t1
of der, as this was the main question on
ip which the vote must be taken under the t
:g. election law In the course of4 the dis- i1
te cussion on this point Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, t
m declared that if'the House intended to |
iv execute the law it would be absolutely J
ie necessary to adopt a resolution cutting I
:k off all filibustering. s
:h Mr. Walling replied that when fraud is t
in law. filibustering in patriotism. j
il Mr. Hancock?Traitors never practice i
u- patriotism. ?
is The Speaker overruled the point of
ie order, but the motion was rejected. i
in Mr. Walling then moved to reconsider c
the last vote. ;
ie Mr. Wood made the same point of or- ?
w der that it was a dilatory motion and (
made in that intention. I
d The Speaker overruled the point of or- c
at dor and entertained the motion on the i
ground that it was a regular motion un- i
ir der the' rules.
w Pending the disposition of the main t
>r question the motion to reconsider was re- i
ie jected, yeas G4, nays 1G3. t
is The question recurred on Wood's ]
lit amendment as a substitute that the vote i
io of Sallace be not counted. t
if Mr. Caulfield interposed a point of i
?i ....... ? ??-> >? -I??-_t_
?,?o utcn i?iru ujr itin iiiur.
in lie tlien insisted on having the 'original J
it. resolution (Poppleton's) read, but in that 1
>y too lie was overruled, the Speaker stating i
h that the original resolution van not now 1
rs before the House, and the vote proceed- t
II ed. (
I The substitute was adopted?yjaa -10,
is navs 22, the Kepublioana deeming it best :
<e policy to vote lor it.
at Another dilatory motion, in the shape I
e. of a motion to reconsider, was made by I
in Mr. O'Brien, and wai laid on the table? i
af yeas 171, navs 50. I
The question recurred on the adoption t
lo of the resolution as amended. ?.
lo Mr. Vance, of Ohio, moved to lay it on t
jr the table. Lost?yeas 53, nays 181. il
ut Another motiou to reconsider was 'J
ic made by Mr. Money, and was laid on the c.
re table?yeas 170, to 5G. (
in This brought the l(ouse at last (0:1)0 I
il, i*. M.) to vote on Poppleton's resolution j
id as amended by Wood's substitute, that is,
in that the vote of Sollacebe not counted. i
Mr. Walling endeavored to interpose 1
s- further delay in the shape of a request
>y that lie lie excused from voting, which 1
f- the Speaker refused to entertain, and an t
appual from the ruling of the chair, which :i
js the Speaker also refused to entertain. t
i>r The roll-call proceeded, and it resulted >
i- ?yeas 205, nays 20, eo that the decision r
to of the House was that Sallace's vote be t
?<? tint \T~a* ..{ ??t-i: >
.n ..v. oi...ivui munt iii wiv 1
ill voted with the majority for the purpose i
li- of sooner bringing the question to a close. ?
ill There was hut one more motion left c
of for the minority, and that was to rccon- i
to sider the hint vote. It was made by Mr. !
li- Clark, of Missouri, ami was laid on the c
a* table?-yeaa 177, nays 51). *
>e This point was reached at 10:l"?, ho I
e- that the House had "pent over 12 hours t
id in the struggle.
it- Mr. O'Brien then attempted to oiler j
le an order that the Sennte l>e notified, with i
h the intention to h|>ciu1 a couple of <
to hours over that, hut the Speaker refused
Ih? to recognize him for that purpose, and t
to said: The Chaii^ has allowed a vote of
le the House on every legitimate legislative r
motion, and now the llouse is brought to 1
i- the following paragraph in the law: :i
s- When the two I louses have voted they h
ts hIiiiII immediately again meet and j
e- the presiding otliccr shall then an- 'J
a- nounce the decision on the question t
?s, submitted. The Senate has notified s
>n the 11oiiMc in regard to its action on the j
Id objections to the certificate from Ver- *
mont. The House has reached its judge- j
>r incnt on these objections and the duty is
d, incumbent on the Chair to notify the Sen- \
r, ato of the fact. [ApphOise.J t
re Mr.O'Brien?Therefore 1 oiler this or(S.
der? (
ill The Speaker?The Chair cannot enter- v
d tain it. (
of Mr. Springer- I desire to submit a i
;d proposition that the President of the I
Senate bo requested to bring with him n :
duplicate of the return. [Shouts of ob- I
< jecl.] 4 i
g, Mr. Cox?-lhere i? no use imemleavor- (
it, ing to prevent the .Speaker counting in t
r, Haves at once. i
d, '1 be Speaker?Oentlemen need not ob- |
h- joct. The chair has no authority to re- i
r- ceive any such motion. 1
is, At II o'clock the Sim ato rs entered the i
r- hall and the action of eaeh house on the I
it, objections having boon read the presiding i
r- cllirer annnuneed that the two houses not t
.), concurring otherwise thu electoral votes t
>s, of Vermont would Ih? counted, and they
were thereupon declared as for Hayes I
and Wlieeler. Then the certificate ?>f I
II, Virginia win read and the votes of that i
State announced as 11 fur Tilden am
Hendricks. The vote of Went Virgini:
whs announced as "? for Tilden uml Hen
dricks. The next wan that of ihe Stat
of Wisconsin with li? votes for Have
and Wheeler.
The certificate of Wisconsin bavin)
been read, Mr. l.vnde presented obiec
tions, signed by Senator* Karnum, Mo
Donald, Kelly, Cooper and Johnston, am
Representatives Lynde, llurchard, i'liil
lips, Tucker, Springer, Hice. Vance
Young and Money, to counting the voti
of D. W. Downs, one of the clcctorM fox
said State of Wisconsin, because ho belt
the otlice of pension surgeon and exam
ining surgeon for the pension ollicc prio:
to and on November 7th, 1870, the da>
of the Presidential election, and on tin
(ith of December, 1S70, on which day In
assumed to cast his vote as elector: tha
said otlice waH an oflice of protit and trust
and that said Downs could not therefore
be Constitutionally'appointed an elcctoi
for the State of Wisconsin or vote au
such under the Constitution of the llnitec
States; that said Downs was not therefore
duly appointed elector for Wisconsin,
and that his votecannot he Constitutionally
The Senate at 11:2"> retired to its chain'
l?cr, so that the Houses might separately
consider and determine the objections.
As soon as the Senate withdrew Mr,
Mills rose to a privilege question and sent
up a resolution to be read.
Mr. Luttrell interposed with a motion
for a recess, but withdrew it to allow
Mills' resolution to be read. It was read
as follows:
Wiiereah, On the 7th of November,
1S70, an election was held in the several
States for electors for President and Vice
President, at which election a majority of
aid electors favorable to the election of
Samuel .1. Tilden for President and Thos.
\. Hendricks for Vice President were
lulv and constitutionally elected, and
WiiEKEAS, The returns of said decion
in Louisiana and Florida were
Inly made to theoilicers in said Slates,
whose duty it was under the law t.? aggregate
the votes and certificates of the
electors, and
Wiiekeas, that said returning ollieers
willfully, corruptly and fraudulently
inppressetl the votes of these electors,
vho were duly and legally elected, and
alsely and fraudulently^ certified the
Election oi persona who were defeated at
he ballot box, and
Whereas, that the Governors of said
states falsely and fraudulently gave
:ertiticates of electors to said persons
vho were defeated, and refused them to
hone persons who were elected, ami
Whereas, Said false and fraudulent
:ertiiicatcf* were referred to a Couwiia*
lion to investigate and report t(? Congress
the true and constitutional elector*
d votes of said States; and
Whereas, Said Commission refused
0 investigate the question as to who
vere the true and constitutional elector.*
chosen by the qualified voters of said
States; and
Whereas, It appears in the count of
he electoral votes in the presence of the
jenate ami House of Representatives
bat on account of said frauds in suplressing
the true votes, and certifying the
alse votes, Samuel .1. Tilden, although
inving received a majority oi the electoril
votes cast at the ballot-boxes in the
evernl States, has not a majority in said
oint count of all the electors appointed
n accordance with the terms of the Conititution;
Whereas, Kutherford I), llayes has
lot received a majority of Constitutional
lectors duly and legally appointed, and
1 contingency provided for by the Conititution
having happened, when it be:ome
the duty of the House of Kcpresenatives
to proceed immediately to the
lection of a President of the United
Hates for the ensuing four years; thereore,
llctolial, by the House of Kepresentaives,
That said House will proceed imnediately,
in obedience to the Constituion,
to choose a President from the
arsons having the highest number of
rotes, not exceeding three, on the lift ?>f
hose voted for as Presidential candilates.
Mr. Lynde was recognized bv the
Speaker as objecting to the 'Wisconsin
rote, and he ollered a resolution that the
rote of Downs be not counted, because
le held an otlice of trust and protit under
he United States, and was therefore not
'onstitutionally appointed an elector.
Mr. Mills then offered his resolution
IS it IMlMIUlllIlL'.
At this point (11:40) n meftuge from
lie Senate announced that the objection
lad not l?een sustained. The announcenent
wan greeted with very general claj?>ing
of hand* on the Republican side of
he Houbo and in the galleries. This
lemonstration annoyed the members on
he Democratic side of the House, who
leinanded the clearing of the galleries,
die Speaker directed the lobbies to be
ilea red, but submitted to the House the
[uestion as to the clearing of the galerics,
and there was a very decided maority
against it.
Mr. Lynde then moved to take a recess
mtil 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Rejected?i?i> to 148.
At 12:20 o'clock Mr. Wood, of New
fork, made a proposition that the House
ake a recess till 10 o'clock to-morrow,
ind that at one o'clock the vote shall be
aken on the main question, but there
rere objections to it, and a scene of upoar
and confusion ensued, lasting sevral
minutes, in course of which Mr.
ilackburn exclaimed that Friday, hangnan'n
day, had been ushered in a tit
lay to witness ,thc consumation
?f the villainy and scoundrelism ol this
iroceeding, ami Mr. O'Brien designated
llr.Wood, of N. Y., as the High Priest
>f the Republican party, and was himelf
designated by Mr. Harrison, of
llinois, as' the small priest of the
Mr. Wood then declared that if his
impositions were not assented t<> he
irould never leave the hall until the
:ount was tinished.
At 1 o'clock the two hours debate on
he objection commenced.
Mr. Mills made a speech in favor of his
esolution, in which he characterized the
tc present at ives of the American people
is cowering in the dust. The people, he
aid, dare maintain their rights, but the
tcoploH* representatives dare not do so.
Choir fathers, if they could look down on
hem from Heaven, would be ashamed to
ee themjeowcring in the dust before a desu)t
who only commnndcd an army of
ibout 18,000 men, one-half of whom sympathized
with the Democratic party.
The whole of his speech was in this
rein,but it attracted little or no attonion.
Mr. Illackhurn said to-day is Friday
)n that day the Saviour of the world
iiiU'ered crucifixion between two thieves.
>n this Friday constitutional governnent,
judicial honesty, fair dealing, manmod,
doconcy, sutler crucifixion among
i number of thieves. _ It was (tin
ha. day that this Procidentia I fraud
received his nomination at the hands
>f a party convention. It was on
hat day as it recurred that every
Ictermination reached by the blistered>eriured
miscreants who constitute the
Majority of this commission have lieen
|)?omulgittcd. It is on that day that you
tropoHC to consummate your iniquity.
Hut the people will at length rise to polish,even!
perhaps in blood, the perpetraors
of all the Bcouiulrelism of this proved
Mr. Williams, of Wis., replied to Mr.
^lackhuru, waving there was no day more
itting than hangman's day, and no hour
uore fitting than that at which grave
I yarda'yawn, (or the gihbettlng to death of
:i the bastard party ot political reform
which had vexed the eyes of good men
p for the last twelve months.
h 2:110 a. m.?The discussion in proceeding
on the objection to Wisconsin vote.
; Notwithstanding the speeches of MessrH.
Mills, Ulackburn and Williams the best
of good feeling prevails among the iueui1
hers. Indeed, it did through all the ex
citemeuts of the dav. There "is a verv
, full attendance and the galleries are stifl
well tilled. The discussion will not close
till o'clock. The Senate is in session
1 waiting to resume the count.
a. St.?The debate having closed,
r a long discussion arose as to the position
.* which Mills' resolution should occupy.
It was suggested by Mr. Wood that n
it were withdrawn and oil'ered hereafter
l as an independent proposition he would
, vote for it, but that an a substitute for
the resolution in regard to Wisconsin he
r should have to vote against it.
i That course would only be accepted by
I Mills ii the House would agree to vote
upon it More the Senate came back.
That was objected toon both sides.
Finally Mr. Mills' resolution was excluded
on the point of order, with an
intimation by the Speaker that Mr.
Mills might afterwards urge its adoption
under a suspension of the rules, but some
, Democrat said that would bo after the
election of Hayes was proclaimed.
The vote was then proceeded with.
a. m.?The amendment offered by
Mr. Caswell, ol Wisconsin, that the vote
of Downs be counted was rejected.?yeas
7l?, nays 131?and tho original proposition
that it be not counted was agreed to
without division.
The Senate was notified.
1:07 a. m. The JIall was ready for the
final reception of the Senate, and as soon
as that body entered at 4:055 a. m., and all
the members were seated, the action of
the respective houses on the Wisconsin
i|iiestion was read, and the ten votes of
Wisconsin were announcei^tor Hayes ami
The presiding ollicer said,this concluded
the count of the 38 states of the Union, the
tellers will now ascertain and deliver the
result of the votes to the presiding oflicer.
i:i - a. m.?The election of Hayes ami
Wheeler was proclaimed and received
without demonstrations.
The .Senate retired, and the House,
at -l:l"> a. m., adjourned.
Senutor Allison, one of the tellers, hav*
ing delivered the statement, the presiding
ollicer expressed the hope that on the announcement
nothing would mar the dignity
of the proceedings so reputable to
the American people, and so worthy of the
respect of the world, lie then said the
whole number of electors appointed to
vote (or President and Vice President
of the United States was 301'.
of which a majority i,* 185. The
state of the vote for President as delivered
by the tellers and as determined
under the act of Congress of January
li'.Uh, 1S7T, on this subject, is for Rutherford
15. Hayes 18"> votes, for Samuel J.
Tilden IS I votes. The state of the vote
for Vice President of the United States
as delivered by the tellers and as determined
under the act of Congress approved
January 20th, 1S77, is for William A.
Wheeler IS") votes,forThos. A. Hendricks
IS I votes, wherefore 1 do announce that
Rutherford 1>. Hayes, of the State of
Ohio, having received a majority of the
whole number of electoral votes, is duly
elected President of the United States
tor four years commencing on the 4th day
of March, IS77; that William A.Wheeler,
of the State of New York; having received
a majority of the whole number
of electoral votes, is duly elected Vice
President of the United States for four
vcars commencing on the fourth dav of
March, 1877.
This announcement toother with a
list of the votes will Ik? entered on the
Journals of both Houses. The count ot
the electoral vote now being completed
and the result determined the joint
meeting of the two Houses is dissolved.
The Senate will now retire to its chamber.The
Senate fetired and the House immediately,
at 1:10 a. m. adjourned.
The tlag which has never been down
since it was hoisted over the halls of both *
houses on the 1st of February la?t, as a
signal of their being in session, was lowered.
No business whatever haa been trausactod
in the senate. The Senators were in
or about the chamber during the* day
waiting the notilication from the House
that it was ready to go on with the count.
At 10:50 p. m. a message was received
from the House hv Mr. Adams, its Clerk,
announcing the action of that body on thu
Vermont case, and the .Senate, immediately
repaired to the hall of the House for
the purpose 0! resuming the count.
t'pon reluming at 11:110 P. >1. the President
pro Ian. announced that the Senate
having retired from the joint meeting on
an objection submitted to the vote of
Wisconsin, that objection would now be
read. .
The Secretary then read the objection
presented in the joint meeting, and Mr.
Cameron (of Wisconsin) submitted the
limited, That the vote of Daniel L.
Downs as an elector of the State of Wisconsin
be counted together with the other
nine electoral votes of that State, objection-*
made thereto to the contrary notwithstanding.
The resolution was agreed to without
debate and without a roll-call, though
three or four Senators on the Democratic
side voted no when the motion w?b put.
The Secretary was directed to notify
the House of Representatives of the action
of the Semite.
I a. M.?A message from the House of
Representatives, announcing the action
of that body on the Wisconsin case, ami
the Senate immediately left its chamtar
for the hall of the House to complete the
The Senate, upon returning to he
chnmber, adjourned.
tiii: i:\stkicx <n nsnov
Uki.uuadk, March 1.?The Princes'
decree dissolving the Sknptichina produced
a decided sensation among the
deputies, hut the command was otaved.
The dismissal of the members without
giving them an opportunity to ask emliarrassing
questions is a decided success
for the ministry.
Several agitators have been shot in the
Interior of the country.
l/ONi>ON, March 1.?A St. Petersburg
dispatch says that the statement that
the Kxtraordinarv Council of Ministers
on Monday, decided to demobilize the
Russian artnv, when peace was signed between
the Porte and Servia and Montenegro,
is absolutely untrue. No such
council was held.
Spcele ICtMlucliutiI'.vuis,
March 1.?The H|?ecic in the
Ilank of France decreased 10,000,000
francs the past week.
Iliiuiittuuil flic lCcvlvullnt.
Tkkuk Hautk, March 1.?Rev. K. P.
Hammond closed to-day a successful revival
of three weeks here. There have
l?een over 1,0'H) conversions. He goes
from here to Syracuse, N. Y.
/' i hilt it ml Telegraph -Vcr Third / ,

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