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THE NATIONAL KEPUBLIOAN. SUNDAY MOHN1NG. MARCH 4. 1877.
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Wc tea; leare lo Mate that wo decline to retara
rejected Commtrtlcntlcn: and tt tbli rulo'we
can leak, to cxceptlop.
ii,V'j7 fot'oft oy rhlaa baromtter var htr
KtulKvtt, irtrintj to coMtr northicetl wtit't;
fiowfy wfnftrr, find in northern portion lltf t
lain of nor, but in touthtrn portions parity
BUMAVlmH'Hlnnltmnnm::iMAKL'H I, 1S77.
i.'.vnt.i ni:vcni.n iv ro-ii.ir.
All extra Rm'UIlLlCAN ulU be Is.iietl to.
.lay, arttrlli. ontti nf oinre I. atlmliil.tertri
to Got. Hay.., citing n description nf the
si-ene. nlt.mllng th. formnl romiiieui.metit
ofttie ailrulnlatrallon ofotir neir lre.luent.
Thche oppoheil," says Speaker Rixdm.i.,
"will cow rile."
CATC'slstjitof talking la ona that ho ac
quired wbt!e acting 1n the capacity of a bar.
Wnrare the Great Falls of the Totoraac
like the eca of Azof! 'Came they aro ruahln'
C'arTiixBorxTos la giving successful ex
hibitions with bis life Blvlng apparatus on the
The count rr ha made up Ita mlo! that
Senator Sherman- will bo our neit Secretary
of the Treasury.
SiMtrL Bowles looks at the Presidential
prospects ofCutRLES Fr txc is Adahs through
aiTstk blue Rlsss.
Tnc geranium color Kill take the place of
cardinal red. This will be less taxing to the
eyes, but more so to the nose.
Dr their fruits ye shall know them. A
rennsylTanla lady has Juit become the mother
Atreih of office-seekers aro flocking Into
Wsshiogton, which would take ten hours to
pus a gtren point.
The Presidential family ahould occupy eight
rooms at the White House for eeien of course
would not suit them.
Thirteen ex-Governors are now Senators
of the United States, and that Is the reason
that body Is so easily governed by the presid
Mn. J. O.K. Pitkin- Is tho United States
Marshal for the State or Louisiana, and his
post of duty Is at New Orleans an not In
The Black Hills' should have a territorial
foim of government. In order to protect the
thoussnds of miners who are there, and are
going there this spring.
A western paper saya that Governor
Hates does not want the editor of the Day.
too Journal as private socretary, because his
head of hair will not match the furniture.
The Boston Pott asks will the Dayton
Journal conrolidate with the XtTloxit. Re
rt'LK'AK 1 Will the Boston l'ott attend
strictly to the Democratic funeral until the
corpse Is safely burled !
When the clock at St. Aloyslua strikes twelve
to-day, Mr. Emotional Insanity Srnist.zu
will have finished a career of political useless
ness such as will be found In the record of no
other llvlog msn.
TnE panic of doubt and fear has vanished,
and now that opinion, which is sure of Itself
will be the one to which all nsn will rally.
Great Is belief; It leadsc aptire to the doubting
" Jist think or what might have been If wo
had won," exclaimed Speaker IUxdill to a
fllend yesterday. These some might have
teens are mostly a vanity. The world's his
tory could never In the least be what It would,
should or mrght.by any manner of potentiality,
but alinply and altogether what It is.
Now that the "agony la over" and peace
once more reigns supreme, the hens, tht,
like business have been In a state of uncer.
tslnty during the Pr.sldentlsl contest, will be.
gin to make up for lost time by laying double
the usual number of eggs. Had the decision
been longer delayed Easter would have proven
Tue country can not hold the Democratic
party responsible for tho vile attempt of the
Ollliusteiing banditti, who with the fierce des
peration of knavra sought by foul mesns to
sacrifice honor and make good faith a worth,
less thing. That portion of tha Democracy Is
alone responsible for that wicked ana dsngar.
Wnr Is it tbst the Pension Office and other
bureaua of the Interior Department are not to
be cloud to-morrow, as has always been the
custom on Inauguration Day, for the purpose
of allowing the employes to participate In
the celebration! All the Departments, In
cluding the Government Printing OUlcc,
should be closed to-morrow so as to give all
Ira M. GirroRD completed his testimony
before the House Committee yesterday, by
filing affidavits, and also letters from nearly
all the officers of the National Banks In New
Orleans, In which they spesk highly of Gif
ford's business qualities, and emphatically
deny the charge made by I.ittleue-.d that
be was Intoxicated or under the Influence of
liquor while In New Orleans this winter.
Henri Ward Beecher prayed In the
lower House of the Wisconsin Legislature re
cently, whereupon the Senators, adopting an
Ingenous device of lovely woman, set back the
big Senatorial clock twenty minutes, and
were thus enabled to calm an Insupportable
curiosity to see and hear the celebrated and
notorious preacher without any frivolous in
fraction of heavy decency and decorum.
The JVMorta! Diplomatist of Paris corrob
orates the report tbst England has auggested
to Ruiiia that the Forte be allowed a respite
to carry Into effect the promised reforms. So
far the povrparlert on this proposition have
been fruitless, because Kussla Insists that
England shall enter Into some engagement re
specting the course to be followed at a future
date an undertaking which England declines
The writer of the Interesting account pub
lished exclusively In the lUriiinciw of the
meeting of President Giukt and President
elect Hates, In the cabinet room at the
Executive Mansion, upon the occailoi of the
call of ceremony of the latter, on Friday, was
Mr. Kr.ni, correspondent of the Philadelphia
Pi sis, who witnessed the Lnterestlngcersmony
by permission accorded to him personally by
(he President. i
At inorlJlaii of to-day, tho Dime of
Ui.viscs S. Chant will pass to tho list of
cx-PrcsMenIs of the United States; and ho
will to Isolated In tho tchtlon, as nono of
his predecessors were, by being tho only
suivlvcr of tho long roll. Tho occasion will
naturally bo to htm one of solemn signifi
cance and reflection, marking, as It will,
that period In his race which comes not at
all In the cxpcrlcnco of thegrcat multitude
of men, hut only In rare Instances of excep
tion to the rule of life ind then, gene
rally, at a much later stage when tho
active career ceases, hecsuso the Held of am
Mtlon Is exhausted, and there Isnolongerany
incentive to exertion; no longer fates
to conquer, or honors to win. Ills thoughts
will turn back along the lino of his prog
ress fiom private life to public atatlou, paus
ing hero and there to agiln
enjoy his triumphs In early and
later efforts to gain tho popu
lar applause, or resting heavily la the
vicinity of some sorrow unknown to the
world for human existence Is Incomplete
without such scenes In tho wards of mem
ory, lie will shudder as ho recurs to tho
oft repeated occasions when tho fortune of
others who fell equally entitled to tho
gratltudo of their country, would hare
cut oil his worldly hopes, and glvcu him
preferment only where tho dead receive
their reward. And tracing thus his
favored path to tho highest honors of tho
State, twice bestowed la return for his ser
vices, he will not fall to reflect how moro
than merciful have been the providences of
Gcd toward him, that he should be spared
by war to rule In peace; and so mediutlng,
he will recognize an exalted mission lienco
exacted of htm, and Inquire whether he
has fulfilled It tohlsown satisfaction. If he
has not, ho will have only to look about
him, to observe the condition of tho people,
and note the field for labor, to find em
ployment for his future; and he will not
conclude that life hat no other demands
upon him that because tho honors aro
consumed his obligations aro discharged.
There Is no reason why an Ex-I'resl-
dent, when by expcrlenco most fitted for
usefulness, and by famo most capablo of
Influencing the people, should withdraw
from public life and enter retirement as a
cloister, or seclusion as a grave. Our
country gives no patents of nobility; and
the spirit of our institutions forbids that
citizens most qualified for public servlco
shall be discharged from its duties simply
because they have been supremely hon
ored. If It were to bo assented that such
Is the fact, or should be the case, It would
be equivalent to establishing by public
Judgment and approval, the condition of
nobility, without Its title, and tho conse
quence of eaife, without Its acknowledge
ment. In other words, It would bo per
mission on the part of the people to the
more successful of public men, to arrogate
to themselves the virtues and excellencies
of superior beings, and the right to erect
barriers between them and the less for
tunatethem and the commons who gave
them their distinction.
And when It Is said that an ex-President
should abandon further attempts to serve
the country, because efforts la that direc
tion would be likely to draggle his fame
and cause him to fall Into disrepute, It
seems to us to be sheer affectation of an ab
surd sentimentality. If la such a case the
future course and conduct of tho cx-Prcsl-dent
were to be carefully suited to the dig
nity of his person and made consistent
with the high qualities which originally
led to his elevation, ho would not only not
descend In tho scale of public estimation,
Lit would largely add to his acquired
renown, in that it wonld be evidence that
he felt the safety of his revered character
so assured In the Integrity of his acts and
motives, as not to deprive the country of
the benefit or his abilities and experience
on account of such selfish and unworthy
cacslderations. And the people would
the more honor tho man who exhibited
such a reliance upon tho strength of his
own personal character and capacities, as
to be willing to risk tarnish in rendering
them of service to the world while he re
mained a part of it.
As matter of prsc tlce, theforc, wo think
the theory of graduation la useful public
life, except it bo with falling health, Is
detrimental to tho interests of the country;
and It 'follows, as matter of ethics, that
tho useful public servant has no
right to retire from his labors
and leave tho trust in less competent
and perhaps less conscientious hands. And
right here we will add a thought often la
mind, that la our country, and prob
ably In all Instances of free government,
because of tho general ambition for prefer
ment and promotion, there is too great a
tendency to retire able and experienced
leaders, for no other purpose thau to
bring forward aspirants who as frequently
as otherwise have only the merit
of perseverance in advancing their
own interests. This Is the cause of much
of tho clssh and confusion witnessed In
the enactment and execution of tho laws;
and It is why wo have so fow public men
capable of diplomacy. Until tho people
shall learn that their security Is la tried
statesmanship such domestlo mlschiof will
occur, and other countries will gain tho
advantages of international compacts.
Bo we Insist that tho people would not
fall to honor with their Increased admira
tion at least, if with no more substantial
token of their appiobratlon, him who,
having received tho highest award
of honor at their disposal, stands ready to
fall back into humbler place, with willing,
neas to serve, if requested so to do by his
fellow citizens. And this is tho true Ameri
can principle, In contradistinction to that
oflho next freest Government now known,
where long and faithful service Is repaid
with formal titles, ceremoniously bestowed,
as In a recent Instance. Wo submit theso
views not only to him to whom alono they
now have practical application, but to tho
wbolo people, as matter of principle, and
ask that they be affirmed.
And now, in common with all others,
confessing the great debt of tho country to
therellilng President, and predicting its
appreciation will never bo less, whether ho
remains In prlvato or appears la public In
in the future, wc take lcavo of him with
such feelings as his signal deeds Inspire.
There will be no Interregnum in tho
Presidential office. President elect Hayes
will be sworn in to-day at noon in tho
Whlto House. This course was decided
upon after a consultation with a number of
prominent Republican leaders. It was
concluded that tho administration of the
oath on Sunday would not Invalidate it,
and that the inaugural ceremonies could
follow tho next day. This will then bo
tho programme, and It is hoped that on
Monday a demonstration will take placo
befitting tho day and occasion.
Something About Domestics
A good way of tackling this servant diffi
culty Is to commence by looking tho facts In
the face as wo find them, and then analyao
them by the rule of "put yourself In her
plsce." The very word servant, to commenco
with, should be buried along with Its other
dead and dying relatives, the serf, the vassal,
slave, menial, and other titles. The difficulty In
our dropping the obnoxious name partly lies In
the endless variety of work assigned to, and ex
pected from those persons. When we hire a
bookkeeper, wc do not expect him to drive
our dray, but when we hire a cook we expect
her to run a laundry, and assist in the educa
tion of ;the children. There Is not a man,
In any walk of life, who Is expected to be
such a Jack-of-all-trades as our girl In her
sphere of maid-of-all-work. Our well-established
family mansion Is a combination of
restaurant, sewing-machines, plain and fancy
bakery, laundry, carpet-sweeping, wood
splitting, scouring, baby-tcndlng, not to
siieak of chickens, pigs and cows, which coun
try people, In and out orthe city, are addicted
to. To have all this work well done by male
labor, It would, according to tho size of the
house and family, take from three to alx or
more men, at salaries vsrylng from forty to a
hucdrcd dollars per month. But In most
cares, in this blessed country of ours, one or
two "hired girls," worth, say three dollars a
week, are supposed to be competent to under
take the Job, or else, what Is even worse, If
tho "man of tho house" Is too poor or too
stingy to pay these three dollars, tho "lady of
the house" falls to herself and Invariably
fails either by ruining her health through
overwork, or by gradually letting things go
and leaving them undone from sheer Inability
to do them.
Hired girls are Ignorant, unreliable, and
objectionable In many ways, for the almple
reason that no Inducements are offered to a
better class of women to take their place. If
common labor Is at a discount on account of
the bountiful supply of common laborers, the
v, ages we pay them should not control the
price of skilled labor ; but since they do and
since we permit It, skilled labor does not even
offer Itself, not only because the price Is low
but also because there la a social stigma at
tached to the labor resulting from the low
prlco and Us consequences.
Mrs. Fish, the courtly wife of the Secre
tary of State, appsars to have satisfied all
partlea and classes. A correspondent of the
Philadelphia Titan wrltea of her: "Wild
social storms have raged around the Cabinet
that Grant has tinkered over time agalo,
sometimes mending, sometimes msktng It
worse, but Mrs. Fish has proudly, elegantly
held her own, and braved the fiercest and
most malignant or those storma of scandal
and Intrigue, feeling that she was In the Cab
inet, but not of It. The weary social duties
of the years have weighed upon her and
whitened her hair and ad led wrinkles to her
patrician face. She has led an arduous life,
never deserting her post, almost If not always
hsvlsg been present at every reception that
waa given at the White House, and cheer
fully, unfailingly extending the hoapltallty of
her own house to the officials, to the public
and to her friends."
The London Daily Xeirt considers the
success of the filibustering section of
the Democrats would have caused a
Republican reaction ruinous to the
future prospects of the Democrats. It
thinks the South will be better off In some res
pects than It would have been under Mr.
Tilden, as Southerners will now equally con
trol their own local affairs, without having the
ssme temptation to abuse power as they would
have had In the case of a complete Democratic
success. The State Governments, representing
the white population, while they, at the aame
time, are bound over to keep peace with tho
blacks by the existence of a llepubllcan Fed.
cral Executive, may turn out to offer a better
cscspo from the difficulties of the situation
than would the election of a President with
a less disputed title.
The grsnd organ In the Cathedral of Or
leans Is about to be taken down and thor
oughly repaired and augmented by all the
modern Improvements. This orgsn is histori
cal. It was built In 1703 for the Church or
the Benedictines at Fleury-snr-Lolre, Inaugu
rated on Whit Sunday, 170ft, and removed to
Orleana In 1830. It was greatly Injured In
171)3, but was restored. Since that time It has
suffered more or less, but most severely during
the war ofl870. A grand concert, under the
patronage of Mme. McMahon, Is soon to be
given In Paris to raise funds tov, srds the ex
pense of these repairs.
The statistics or railway accidents for tho
month of January Is suite startling. They
give the casualties In tbst month alone a't 147,
or more than double the record for the cor
responding month of last year. The results ol
these accidents were fourteen killed and ono
hundred and forty-eight Injured. Besides the
breaking of two bridges there were forty-eight
accidents due to the defects In roads or equip
ments. It looks as though the time had ar
rived to take decisive measures, as Is being
done in England.
The Democrats In the Ohio Legislature Fri
day passed a resolution declaring that
"Hates had received 183 votes by fraud,
perjury, Ac., and that we are sorry for It, be
cause It destroys our faith In the mercy, Jus
tice, and beneflclent goodness of the Almighty
Ood, whom we have been taught to believe
was the defender and protector of right In
this, that he has allowed villainy and moral
perjury to triumph over truth, honesty, and
virtue." The Democratic faith In the mercy,
Justice, and beneflclent goodness of the Crea
tor becomes destroyed every time the Repub
lican party triumphs, and It only shows how
weak that faith is.
Wasiiikutok. March 3, 1877.
Tho Senate aisemlikd at 11 o'clock, and
prsycr wai oflcred by the chaplain. Tho read
log of tha Journal wai dispensed with.
Mr. CUHISTIANOY prBentod a Joint resold.
tton from tho IrfRliIature of Michigan, asking
for a lurrey or Lake Michigan with a Tlaw to a
harbor of refuge Referred to Uommltteo on
St cral Senator! endeavored to call up bllli for
action, Lut Mr. UOCKlt tl.L put a brake oniuch
Irglilatlonand held it with a firm hand, and de
c'ared that under no circumstances would he
allow arijr leaUlatlTO buitnesa until there wai a
Mr. tSPENUEU appealed to htm to allow a bill
to 1-0 taken up and read tor the Information of tha
Senate, and m It would take it Itait fifteen rain
ulea to read It, a quorum would probably be
rrnent br the r1oe of the retdlnir.
Mr.COUKItlXTaaikedwIiat Information the
Senato woaVd pet by having a bill roaj to empty
eata, and how luucti wlfer would they be when
they enmein, than they would be II the bill li
Mr.sl'KKOEIt. I hardly think tho Senator
will be 10 unkind,
Mr. IMItJKHtil.L Interrupting. It Is no we
kindness whatever, to lnut that a quorum shall
bo present when Imtrortant bills are railed up
tor passage. Itlinght end Just, and I shall In.
lt nrmly without yielding to any Uenator.and It
will do no good to appeal to me.
A call of the Senate was ordered, and the roll
waa continued until 11:30, when a quorum wai
found In the Senate.
1'cndtng the call Mr. IiI.AINE gara notlcethat
he would call up tho Army bill at the earliest
moment, and claim the right ol way oyer all other
Mr. UOCKKrXT. submitted a joint resolution
of the Legislature of Missouri praying for a
change of lax on tobacco.
Mr. HA VIS. I nhall object to any business un
til tho buslneis ran go right along.
Mr. AM.INOIY. lsthercaquorumpresentyet?
When theUifAiR lound a quorum present lie
directed the reading of the joint resolutions, and
It wis referred toOommlttoeon Finance.
Tho Clerk of the House appeared and an
nounced tho disagreement of He House totbo
Menato amendments to the Sundry UlTll bill, and
inked a Conference, and on motion of Mr. Win.
i, the Senate Insisted on Its amendments and
agreed to the Committee of Conference.
Mr. CUOrinicatledup the bill Tor rellefof
I'eres ltcklnion, of Kn.uYllIe, Tenn., a large
claim for rotlon. Passed.
Mr. AIAXWN presented tho credentials of U
(I. O. Lamar as V, S. Senator-elect for six
years; from March 4, 14".
Head and placed on Die.
Tho UfiAiR announced at Senate members of
the Conference en the Sundry Ulrll bill, Messrs.
Wisdom, Doivkt and Wallaok.
Mr. KKIINAN renorted from Committee on
Tatcnta a bill ror relief or K. M. Uosklns.
Placed on Calendar.
Mr. T.ntl A X fit tin! tin Hit, Hath rttiitlnilftn tt
appoint n commission to Inquire into a system ortt.
nuicr worn" iur uaicim, in bjii.
Mr. DAVIS presented tho petition of et-Scna.
tcr Wilier anil one hundred others, in relation to
arrears r ivntlonp. Ij IT nn the table
Mr. WIN DOM presented the report of the Oon
ferenro Committee on the legislative Esecutlve
and Judicial Appropriation bill, and it was
s greed to.
The amendment In relation to the reduction of
the President salary, was not agreed to by the
conference, and Mr. WINDOW mored that the
Senate etlll insist add ask a new conference.
'tho CHAIIt announced as visitors to West
IVIut Academy on the part ol the Senate, Messrs.
Hr aim and Mati.v.
Mr. JiLAlNI. called up the Army Approprla.
Mr. MOnrtlLTj withdrew a motion, entered
several dura ago. tor a reconsideration of the
rote parsing tho bitl (or tho relter or Itedlck
Tho armr bill was then read through as It came
from the House, and Mr, Hlaixe ottered an en
tire sutatltutt forth llouio b D. Pending that
Mr. Witer asked permission to make a report of
tho Second Conference Committee on the dti
agreeing idea on the Tost-Omce bill, The com.
mtiteea at 111 disagree on -the amount to be appro
priated for mail transportation. Tho Senate has
reduced tho amount to M.30Q,OQ3, and the House
tes raised the sum totpio.oou. leaving ilwi'OO
duicrenroletwecnthem. The Snate committee
till Insists uiwn appropriating 300,iuo each to the
China end 'Japan -ehatl service and the Klo
Janlero eervlce, while the Houso refuses to agree.
An hour was spent In discussing tho question
concerning the China mall servlco, and a yea and
nay Tote was demanded upon tho question
whether the Senate should recede from the
amendment, and resulted in yeas 29, nays li, and
the Senate receded. The conference report wai
then agreed to.
The CHAllt announced as the Conference
Committee on the disagreeing rote on the amend
ment to the legislative bill In relation to the
President's salary, as Messrs. Wisdom, Allisom
Mr.OAMKRUK (WIi.), submitted the report
or the sub-committee on the South Carolina elec
tion. Ordered printed.
The consideration of the Army bill was then
returned, and Mr. HLA1NU asked that the Are
minute rule should be in force during the debate
on the bill. Agreed to.
Mr. ifLAINt said he submitted the substitute
which waa virtually the same as was passed at
the last session of Congress, at the committee
were willing to accept of that, while they were
confident that the House bill of this session could
never be passed by the two Houses. The substu
tute was read through.
Mr. WALLA CI' opposed the substitute and
said the people had a right to hare re
frictions thrown around the expenditure
ofthelr money, and In the House bill provision
had been matte against using the army towards
aiding tho PackardorChamberlalngorernments,
and he thought the Senate should hare the
privilege of passing upon those questions, which
the substitute denied to them.
Mr. DA VIS submitted an amendment to re
duee the army from 23,000 to -'O.ooo, by ceasing to
enlist men till the army reached that number,
and held that thoalleged necessity for using tho
army In the South bad passed away and the
army ought to be reduced.
Mr, LOU A IV said the army ought to be In.
creased Instead ol diminished, and If It was In.
creased to 30,000 It would then fora a nucleus for
a respectable force Incase ofa war with any other
Mr. 11AYAKD favored tho .amendment, and
said ho was in fat or or following tho provisions of
the House bill.
Mr. ULAItYKsald be understood the Seuator
to object to the manner of using the army. He
was very desirous of having the bill pass without
any angry discussion. I'or hlmsali, he had very
decided views upon this subject, and views which
be was not anxious to conceal, but he did not de
Ire any fierce debate on the bill. He asked tho
Senator from Delaware If, as a lawyer, ho would
bold that Congress bad a right to tell the PreM.
dnt,vr dictate to him, how he should use the
Mr. HAY AK1 said be was very particular about
Insisting upon tho constitutional rights of each
branch of the Government, ana be was not cer
tain that be should have adopted the means used
by the House In this particular, he deemed It
Alter soma lUrther discussion the amendment
waa rejected on a yen and nay vote. Yeas lit,
The Clerk of the House appeared and an
nounced that tho House bad refused to agree to
tbe conference report on the Post-offlce bill, and
asked a further conference.
The army bill was resumed and Mr. KEHX AN
claimed that It was competent to say bow the
money appropriated should be expended.
The question was then reiumed on the adoption
of the substitute, on which tho yeas and nays
were demanded, and the substitute was adopted,
yeas, r: nays, 23. The bill was then passed la
Committee ofthe Whole, reported to the Senate,
the amendments adopted and the bill was passed.
Tbe bill was passed by a party rote, several
Senators were absent and paired, which accounts
for the light vote.
Mr. WJllUHT called up the bill to extend tbe
Couttof Commissioners of Alabama Claims two
yea re, with a slight House amendment. The
amendment was agreed to and the bill passed.
Mr, WKIUHT called up the bill to appropriate
tbe amount for claims reported by the Committee
on Claims, aad yielded for Mr. riugnitAx tocall
up the bill to aid the resumption of specie pay
ment. The bill was read when tbe Chair In
terrupted to announoe the new conference on the
Post offlce bill, asked rot by the House, and
Messrs. ALLieoM.llKRKroRD, and Da web, were
appointed. Tbe Jlesumptlon bill was resumed,
and Mr. HOUY said tbe bill wai -nothing more
nor less than a bill for contraction or the cur
rency. ery slowly of coune, but nevertheless a
very slow and palnlul process of contraction. He
said the country would find this bo roller to the
business Interests or the country, even though it
would lead to resumption, and In all respect lo
tbe Honorable Senator from (J bio, who was ioon,
bo said, to stand at the bead of the Treasury De
partment, he was compelled to say that the bill
had not been well digested. Tbe country wanted
no more subsidiary coin: it wanted and needed the
silver dollar, and the only way to resumption was
by Increasing the coin of the country.
Mr. MOKlilLL said we must nrit get rid of
some of our paper currency before we could nil its
place with coin, and be claimed that the position
of Mr. Dooy wai entirely untenable,
Mr. SHERMAN laid that there was some anx
iety lest the amount of silver coin authorised at
the last session, $50,000,000 would not be sufficient
lortbe purposes of change throughout the coun.
try. He said It only authorized the Issue of more
coin, and there was no new feature In it, and there
waa no reason why It should not pais without
After further discussion Mr. COCKKELL
moved to postpone further consideration of the
bill to December next, and on this, the yeas and
nays were demanded, and resulted, yeas ',.9; nays
'A and the bill wai postponed.
Mr. WINDOM submitted the report from the
Conference Committee on tbe Fortification bill,
which was agreed to,
Mr.SAKOENT submitted the report ofthe
Conference Committee on tbe Naval Approprla.
tlon bill, which waa agreed to.
Mr. WINDOM aikedthat the Senate take a
wen from ft o'clock to 8 o'clo; kV Ajrcot to.
. Mr. WRIOHT then asked consideration or the
Mil to appropriate the amount allowel for
claims by the Committee on Claims, which was
let aside for the Hesumption bill. It wai oon
aldered, amended and passed.
Mr. HUKNSlDi; called up tha Mil to author
lie the appointment ofa Sergeant In tho Signal
Mr. MoMlLLAN called up the bill Tor the
relieforjohn N.Hall. Passed.
On motion of Mr. HOWE the Mils Tor removal
or dtsatllltlei from Qcorge Watson Carr, John
M, llayden and Theophllus II. Hope, wero taken
up nnu paired.
Mr. C1IAU1N reported hrorably from the
Committee on Naval Affairs, the bill to lettl the
allairs of Admiral J. A, Dablgreo. Placed on
Mr. HAMLIN submitted tho conference report
en the Post Houte bill, and said the committee
had been able to agree upon n tithe amendment!
but four, and they related to fait mail privileges,
This question was left to the two Houses to
Tote uj on separately and the Houo
bad dene lo and rejected, and ho felt
compelled to ask tbe senate to recede
from the amendment, even though he thought It
would prove adlsadrantago to the service. He
said he had labored hard to have adopted stieli
a Mil as would prove to be Tor the very best In
terciti ofthe country, and regretted that he bad
Called In fomo particular. The report was
Mr.cULLSIJY called up the blltroMhe re
lief ofSarah E. Oarland and Prank M. Hopkins,
and it waspased.
At ten minutes of five Mr, ANTHONY moved
that the Senate proceed to executive business,
which was agreed to, end tho Senate went Into
executive acision, ambit five o'clock took n recess
till eight o'clock.
The Clerk of the House appearec, and nn
nounced tho disagreement ofthe House to tho
amendments to the Army bill, and asking a con
ference. On inctlon or Mr. IILA1NE, tho Scmte In
listed upon lti amendments, and agreed to the
Mr. LOU AN called up tho bill for the equalize.
tlon of bounties to soldiers In tha ftta wr. urn.
riding for the payment otW, to each aoluler
for each month of service. The bill was amended
and came to Its tMsiage. as In Committee of the
Whole, when Mr. LOO AN moved to strike out
all after the enacting clause and substitute the
original House bill, thus cutting off all the
amendmenti. Ho said that the amendmonti
wonld necenltato action by the House, and ai
this could not bo obtained at this lossion, the
bill would bo defeated, hence be movod the eub
st 1 lute.
Tho CHAIIt ruled that the substitute offered
was In reality the pending bill, and could not bo
received na a substitute.
, Mr.SAKUL'NTsubmltted an amendment re.
luting to tax on ten and coflee, and said ho did so
In order to defeat tbe bill. He said bo bad voted
against It every time and should continue to do
ii, na It was a MM in the Interest of claim agent,
who wore the parties that were clamoring here
for the passage of tho btll.and who would receive
greater bencnts from lti passage than the sol
Mr, LOU AN addressed tho Senato at
some length In favor of the bill
and called upon; the Senate to bo Juit to tho
ulkt replied, and laid It would cost
a hundred million lallrit(i nrrr nut
lafonaof tha hill.
idtnir thedlscusjlonthe Cleric of the llnnir.
iftnounced thedlsmrpement nr thn mnror.nn tn
the leglslatlroblll.andaiklngfor a new confer
Mr. WINDOM laid tho only Item of disagree
ment waa the reduction of the President's lalary
from &0,txotoi2S,03, and he moved tbe Senate
Insist uponthe amendment, and agree totbenaw
confeience. Aimed to.
Mr. ALLISON submitted a report from the
thlrdconierenceonthe Pott-office Appropriation
bill, showing the agreement thereon, The re.
Mr. MOltlON favored tbe Bounty bill, and
said no matter what It cost. It wai only costing so
much to be honest to the soldier, and said the
country could not aafety refuso to do justice to
them, nml the wrong, If permitted, would cer
taiolycome back upon tboio who permitted It.
He said tbe amendment offered by Mr. S a no but,
to put a tnxoi three cents on each pound ol tea
and colter, to raise a revenue to pay the expense
of this bllf. was unconstitutional, as all bills for
rnislng revenue must orlglnato In tho House, and
the amendment wai eventually out of order. He
apt ealcd to the Senate to defeat all amendment!
and pass the bill untrammelled.
Mr. HAltVLY faiored the passage of the bill.
Tho CHA1K announced Messrs. wimov, Ar.
rieos and Davis as the new conference on the
Legislative Appropriation bill.
Mr. ltLAINL reported from the conference on
the Army bill, and raid tbo conference could not
agree. The points of diilereoce were on tho re.
ductlonof the army to 17.000, und tbe section di
recting the President In the method of using tbe
army. He said the first diflerence might possi
bly be adjusted, but he thought the second could
not be, and be should regard the loss ofthe Army
bill as a very small evil compared with tne
loss of the prlnclplo individual in
that amendment. llu said the Sen
ate member! of tho Committee were not
quite prepared to suggest an amendment to the
constitution of that nature on an Appropriation
bill. He would move that the Senate insist, but
would prefer that the request for a new confer
ence should como from tbe House, and bo asked
that the matter lie over for the present.
The Dounty bill was continued, and the amend
ments came up for adoption In tho Senate.
Mr. LOGAN moved that tbey be voted upon In
grots. Oboctlon was made and theywerevoted
upon singly, andjon each or them the yeas and
njyiwere demanded. Before the amendmonti
were all adopted, Mr. Eatrx moved that the bill
beiEdeficately postponed, and on this the yeas
and nays were demanded, and resulted: yeas, 31,
nay, 25, and tbe bill was Indefinitely postponed.
Mr. STEVENSON called up the hill.'o remove
tbe political disabilities of Charles L, Scott.
Mr. ANTHONY reported favorably on the bill
to print 6,ooy copies ol tho report 01 the Silver
He alKo called up tbe resolution to print 5.0M
copies ofthe Oregon lnestlgatlon rejort. The
lcsolutlon wai amended to print Low copies and
Mr. CAMEHON, (WIi.), called up the reiolu.
tlon annulling the resolution or July 11, lsfll, for
the expulsion ot William K. Sebastian, lato Sen.
ator from the State of Arkansas.
Pending tbe discussion arising thereon, Mr.
DLAirtL said that In hope- ol coming to an
agreement on the army bill be would ask the ap
pointment of a new 'Conference committee.
Agreed to, and Messrs. IHTXise, ALU so x and
With na were appointed,
Mr. WINDOM reported that the conferenae on
the Legislative bill wero still unable to agree,
and be moved that the Senate atlll Insist on lti
amendment and aik a new conference.
Agreed to. aud Messrs Wihdom,
A Lutein and Davis were appointed. Tbe con.
deration ol the resolution was resumed and waa
opposed by Mr. Allison and advocated by Mr.
Ci.ato. who laid that be often tuet M. Sebai.
tlan and knew blm to be a true and loyal man,
and that he felt the Injustice done him by the
Mr. WADLEIOH submitted an amendment to
pay salary and mileage to Joseph Segaras a
Senator from Virginia in 163
Mr. WADLEIUH advocated the adoption or
his amendment, aejuit and equitable.
Mr.CAMEUUNsaldtheclalm might be Just,
but he would prefer to have the resolution un
trammelled, and passed er defeated on Its own
merlti. The amendment was lost,
Mr, COCKItkLL opposed tbe resolution, and
claimed that tho whole Import ofthe resolution
was to enable tbe heln to draw the salary or Mr.
S bistlan. -
ejMr. b'lEVENSON favored tho resolution, and
raid he believed Mr Sebastian was loyal, and
that hli e 1 pulsion wai an act of Iniustlee.
Mr, llLAtHK,Mr. MAXxvand Mr. Alcorn fa.
rored the resolution.
Alter further diicusslon, Mr. INOALL4
moved to amend by striking out tho clause glr.
Ii'if par for the service!, and whlcbthe yeai and
napa were demanded, and resulted yen lo. nayi
C4, and the amendment wai lost.
The resolution was then passed unanimously.
On motion of Mr. OOKDON the bill for the re
llefof Natn. H. Harbin, was taken up and passed.
At 3.15 the Senate, on motion or Mr. LOU AN,
went Into executive session.
After rurtber discussion Mr. Inualls moved
to amend by striking out tbe clause giving
pay for the services, on which tho yeas
and nojs were demanded, and resulted t
) eai 10, naya 34, and the amendment was lost.
The resolution waa then passed unanimously.
On motion of Mr. UOHDON, the bill ror the re
HeforNath. 11. Harbin wai taken np and passed.
At 3:11 the Senate, on motion of Mr. LOttAN,
went into Executive Session, and In ten minutes
tbe doors were re-ouened.
Mr. WADLEIOH called up the bill for roller
of Francis M. strong. Passed.
Mr. I NO ALLS called up the bill lor granting
pensions to John Cox, J, W. Thompson, Elisa
beth U. Stone, John E. WInderlln and Kate Koy,
II ol which were passed.
At fifteen minutes before 4, the Senate, on mo.
tlon 01 Mr.AViHtOM,took a recess till W o'clock
1 he House met at 10 o'clock, with not more than
thirty memberi. Tbey were all on their Teet at
once, however, and gathered about tho Si ha.
rn'a table with all manner of motions. They
were tbe early birds, who were on hand to put
through favorite measures. Several propositions
ol a private nature were passed by unanimous
consent limply because there was no one to ob
ject. On motion ol Mr.SAYLhK (Ohio) tbe Secre
tary ol War was directed to report to the House
what would be the best method, whether by har
bors of refuge or otherwise, lor the protection or
the commerce or tho Ohio river at Cincinnati from
On motion of Mr. LUTTIlELt (Cal.) the
House took up and agreed to the Senate amend,
ment to the bill In relation to tbe tax on fruit
OnwotlonorMr.OCTLEIUN. J.), the print
Ing or 16,000 eoples or the Commissioner ol Educa
tlon was authorised.
The business wai going on cheerfully, and
metnben were getting their private bills through
when Mr. HOLMAN appeared upon tbe scene
and blocked tbe little game by bis objections,
and Insisting upon tbe reading vf all the bills and
Mr. KNOTT (Ky.), aiked leave to oiler a reio
lutlon to pay certain clerks out or the contingent
nr. itoi.niAN objected.
Mr. KNOTT iafd the resolution bid been
drartcdln the form It was at the gentleman's
tuagceilon, and especially to meet his views.
Mr. HOLMAN had no rocollectlon of it, but he
might have suggested ft.
Mr. KNOTT then would more to suspend the
rules and nan the resolution. l
The SPEAKLIt. Tho gentleman mutt see
there Is no quorum fprcient. ir be Insists upon
hla motion he will deprive gentlemen or gettlnr
lo t ther business by unanimous consent.
Mr. KNOTT.(potuUnily). Then 1 am toun
aerstind that tho gentleman rrom Indiana. (Hol.
man,) runs this Houso by his objections.
On motion of Mr. JOHN ItEILLY It wai
agreed thatnlladterso reports from committed
should be filed at tbe Clerk'i desk without tak.
Ing up the time of tho House by reading them.
citing that all investigations that had been on
(roil tlW t Til llMII. lis. I . .!. .-,! - '
that It was useless, therefore, to bold tn custody
persons who were In contempt for refusal to pro
duce papers, and thnt tho Sergeant-at'Arms be,
therelore, directed to release nnd discharge alt
persons now held In his custody by order or the
House. 1 be resolution was adopted.
Mr. EDEN (111.), called up the Senate Mil to
extend the Southern Clalms'Commlision Tor two
years longer, and It wai passed.
Ihe Hoixe Insisted upon Its amendment! to tbe
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill, and aiked a
committee of conference.
bill to exempt deposits in savlnjs banks from
taxation, but objection wni made.
A number of private bills were reported, but
the confusion was so great and so many members
were struggling tor the floor, that Mr. Holvaw
moved a recess until such time ai conrerenco re
ports mlaht be received.
Mr. llt'SK sug nested that the Homo might go
on with pension bills, there could be no objection
At 11 AI tho House adjourned Friday's session.
1 1 was railed to order again at lit o'clock.
Mr. HOOK Kit (Miss.), ottered a resolution to
suspend the rules so as to bring up for considera
tion the bill for the relter or tbe Choctaw Nation
of Indians, authorizing them to enter suit In the
Court or Claims. The motion wai defeated
Yens, 04: nays, ill.
Mr. HOLMAN. (Ind.), lubmlttcd tho con
ference report on the Legislative Executive and
Judicial Appropriation Mil, All the points ol
ditferenrearo settled except that relating to tbe
alary of the President. It took over hair an
hour to read tho conference reiwrt.
Mr. HOLMAN then morod that the House
Insist upon Its amendment fixing the President's
salary at 121,000. He hoped that when tbo
llouso cainotolnslst that Its vote would be so
decisive as to leave no doubt ofthe determine,
tlon ofthe representative of the people not to
Increase tho salary.
Mr. SAYLEIt. (Ohio), Inquired what had been
uono with the clause making appropriation for
tbo Judgment ofthe Court or Clatmi.
Mr.HOLMAN laldthey had been omitted si
the proper place, for the item wai In tho Sund ry
Mr. SAYLEIt thought thti wai the proper bill.
The Court or Claims, and the Supreme Court on
review, had decided that certain claims must be
paid, and all we cared to do now waa to make the
Appropriation. He had not as much respect now
for the Judgments ot the Supremo Court ai be
had a tew days ago. Nevertheless It was the
Court or last resort, and he protested against the
llouso or Representatives in general! or the Com.
mlttee on Appropriation! In particular) or the
gentleman from Indiana, especially making them,
selves a Hcturnlng Hoard to pass upon the tudg
ments of the Court, The Judges or tbe Court
were neither Idiots nor knaves, and they knew
what they were doing when tbey paisod upon
Mr.llAKltISON(Hi.) said with reference to
the President's salary that tbo House had twice
passed a bill to reduce It to 23,000. Last year
the House yielded to the deminds of the senate,
and he hoj.ed it would now Insist upon tho re'
Mr. O A IlPI ELD (Ohio) called attention to the
Tact that the President bad once vetoed a bill
which reduced this salary. It was not air now
to put tton this t)ii, for it would not be manly ror
the out-going President to approve ft with the re
ducilon on It.
Mr. WALLINOr (Ohio) said tho President
must take tho responsibility.
Mr.OAIti'IELD hoped this thing wouldnot
be done now.
Mr. HAHIIISON said his sldo ofthe House
had a&rccd to tbe reduction whon timv tii.uio-t.t
Mr.liidcn was elected President, andsotheio-l
ni uv ibi iimiiriiiis in mi.
Mr. UAUPlELliialdthat If the amendment
waa Insisted upon the MM would tall and an ex.
tra session would be Inevitable. At that extra
session the salary could be neither increased nor
diminished, so that the objector tbe proposition
Mr. 1IAKR1SON (HI.) eald tbe llepubllcan
party would then have to take the responsibility
of the extra session.
The House then Insisted upon tho reduction Of
tbe salary, and a new conference was ordered.
Mr. HALE (Mo.) presented the conference re.
port on tho Fortification Appropriation bill, and
It was agreed to. '
Mr. CLAltK (Mo.) submitted the Conference
report on the Post Houte bill.
All thedliTerences were agreed to except the
clause at propria ting f 3,iM) for the postal car ier.
lce, the House conferee! having stricken out the
last clause of the bill, and recommended that
amount. On this clauso a furt her conference was
Messrs. Holiiax. CLYirtn and Witnniiw
wero appointed the new conferees on the leglsla
nr. l.iniitbi (cai.,vsubmitted the confer,
ence report In relation to the sale of desert lands,
and it was agreed to.
Mcitri. Clarkk, (Mo.,) Waddell,(N,C.,) and
Caioh-, (111.,) were appointed thej new con
lerees.on the Pout Koute bill.
Mr. COX (N. Y.), presented the report or the
spcrlal committee on election frauds In New York.
Brooklyn, and other cities, and It wai ordered,
printed In tbo Record.
Mr, KNOTT, (Ky.), from the Committee on
tho Powers and Privileges of tbe House on the
count of the Electoral tote, submitted a long
string or whereases, reciting that from tne evi
dence presented to the House, It appeared that the
Tlldcnand Hendricks electors wero legally elected
In Florida and Loulslana.and that the voles of the
Hayes and Wheeler elector! were Improperly and
Illegally counted, and closing with a resolution
that, In view or these facts, and or the evidence
before It, it was the duty of tbe House of Hepre.
tentative! to declare, and it doea hereby declare,
that Samuel J. Tilden, or New York, received U
votca for President, by elector! legally eligible
and qualified: that Thomas A. Hendricki received
n votes for Vlce-Presideat, and that, therelore,
Tllden aid Hendricks were elected President and
Vice-President or the United for four years from
the 4lb of March, 1ST7.
Mr. KASSON raised the question of considera
tion. Mr. WHITE, (Ky.), demanded the yeas and
nays on the question of consideration, and said
tbe resolution was revolutionary, treasonable
The House decided to consider bv a vote of 113
yeas, to (U nays.
Mr. WILSON, (Iowa), asked leave to oiler a
substitute, declaring that tbe votes had been
counted, and that It. B. Hayes and W. A.
Whikllk had been legally declared elected
President and Vice-President of tbe United
States, and that It was the duty of all law-abld.
log citizens to abide by the result.
Mr. KNOTT uecllned to accept the amend,
Tbe yeas and nays were demanded, and the
resolution was adopted, jess 137, naya 84. The
vote was partisan with the single exception that
Mr. Havsjohd. or Indiana, voted l& the negative
with the ltepubllcans.
Mr. FIELD, then from tho Commltteo on Pow
ers and Prlvoleges, submitted n long preamble
reciting tbe action of tbe Electoral Commission,
and closing with a resolution that In the count.
Ing ot the Electoral vote of any State it li the
duty and tbe right of Congresi and ortbis House
to enquire whether any votes, purporting to come
from a State, hare been cast ai required by tbe
legislature thereof, and to receive evidence or
any fraud or forgery or tbe Ineligibility of any
Mr. HUItCHAHD (III.) moved to amend the re
solution 10 as to prowde, that the enquiry under
tho evidence should extend only to the genuine
ness or proper authentication ol a certificate, and
not to the votes ai reported by t&e State Canvas
sers. Tbe latter motion was rejected by a rote
cf r-3 yen to 120 nays.
Mr. KNOTT, (K.,) ottered a suostltuto, reciu
Ing the resolution which the House refused to
adopt on March 1st, calling for the sealed pack.
age said tocontaln an electoral vote of Vermont,
and declaring that the rejection oriald resolution
was not to be construed as a recognition or the
right or the President ofthe Senate to declare
what certificates should be opened.
This wai, however, subsequently withdrawn,
and Mr. FIELD'S resolution wai adopted.
Mr. BLOUNT, (aa..)mbniltted tbe conference
report on the Naval Appropriation bill, and It
waa agreed to. The main points or dlderence
were aa to pay ofthe nary and tbe appointment
or the commission. Tbe latter wai stricken out
and tbe appropriation for pay wai fixed at V
Jhe SPEAKEK appointed Messrs. Atkixs,
(Tcnn.)j Willb, (Mo.j.end FoaTiR, (Ohio), tho
conferees on the Army bill.
At ft o'clock tbe House Jook a recess till 0 o'clock
'upon reaisembllng at o'clock, Mr. ULOVEK
(Mo.), presented the testimony taken by the
Committee on Heal Estate Poof, and aiked that
It be printed. He said that all the testimony re
latlog to Mr. O ah field bad been omitted
Mr. OAKFIELD said be wanted It understood
that he did not desire to have anything sun.
pressed on hli account.
Mr. OLOVEIl laid nothing had been sun.
pressed at Mr. Uabfjxld'b request. Thoteitf.
mony was omitted at the requestor other wit
nesses, who could not be heard In rebuttal ofcer
Mr. WILSON (Iowa), objected because he was
opposed to tbe printing of hearsay evidence such
as tie understood wai In this report.
Mr. HOLMAN submitted theconference report
en the Legislative Appropriation bill and said
the conference had been unable to argree on the
Item relating to the President's salary. He
wanted the House lo determine whether It would
adhere or recede. If It determined to adhere It
would have to go to another Committee of Con
rerence, andhejbclleved another disagreement
would be repeated,
Mr. OLYMEU said that the clause which
Increased tbe salary was passed on an Appro
trlatlon bill. The President did not veto that
ill, and If be chooses to veto this bill let hlu. de
The House Insisted upon the reduction, and a
nw vvuiiunnvvvi. vyjiiYtvusv wai Vfuem
Mr. HOLMAN also submitted tha onferenco
In the Poi'ofree bill, and it was agreed to,
Mr, LLVY (fit.) moved to suspend the rules
and pass a bill appropriating four million dollars
torepalrand rebuild the levees ofthe Mississippi,
and reclaim the alluvial lands.
The House, by a vote of lift to 77. refused to
pass the bill.
Mr. SAYLEIt (Ohio), from Committee on
Hut er, report rd an amendment to the Kutea so aa
to Invest the Clerk of tbe House with the asm
authority as the firs a Km, in tho.matter of the
preservation ororder, while the Clerk presides at
tne time of the organisation,
Mr. CONOEIt,Mr.HALE,andotben objected
to it on tho ground that there wai no reason fjr
ah Ing ibis additional poweri
"Mr. HANKS (Mass.) said there wai no neces.
ally for a rule like this unless there was an
assumption of some impending difficulty. Noth
ing but the expectation ofextraordinary and un.
expected danger would Juitirysueh an extraor.
dlnary rule as this, and no ono had male an in
tlroatlon that there was trouble expected lathe
organisation of the neit House. The clerk or
tbo House bad now all the authority that it was
) wanted to call etten I I
Wftrn ISO trifsmhitrsi has-
Hon to the Tact that there were 160 memberi here
who were not memberi or the next Home, and It
.ar 'l ciruDLCSUU) Itf tUHIj s,IIQa lUCIs tlsQUall
make rules for the Incoming House. The next
House must keep Its own order.
Mr. SAYLEIt saw no occasion for alarm In this
f ror osi tlon. He knew of no menace here to con
est the organisation ot the next House.
Tbe quest It n was then taken, and the Kepubll.
rans retrained, as a general thing, from voting.
The SrrAKEn announced tho result aa 137 yeas,
and D nays, tint a quorum. ,
Mr. CONOEIt disputed the rote, and sill It
The SPEAKEK laid the clerks reported the
voto correct and be took their report.
Mr. CONO Kit said be wai at the deik and fol
lowed the tally, nnd only 143 votes were given.
The SPEAKLlt, Then you were at the desk In
violation or rule.
Mr. CONOEIt. 1 was there, nevertheless.
The SPEAKEK declared tbe reaction
Mr. PAGE (Cal.), moved to suspend the rules
and pari a resolution declaring that the House
condemns the recent attempt of the Governor of
Oregon to defeat tho will ofthe pooplo, Dy refui.
Ing to give a certificate to an elector duly elected,
and It also condemn! tbe corrupt use of money la 4
tbe elfort to carry out the Infamoua crime.
The resolution was rejected byyeas, STf nayi,
Mr. CLYMER moved to saspend the rules, an t
rnss the Senate bill for tbeerectlonof a fire-proof
building for a National Museum. NegaUvoJ.
two-thirds not voting In the affirmative.
At 1:15 Mr. HOLMAN reported again that the
conference on tbo Legislative Appropriation but
had been unable to agree on the President's sal.
ary. He said the only thing to do wai to recede,
or to agree to another conference.
wr. iiAhMLLii called attention to tbe faetv
that there waa nothing to be gained by the
House In rising. If the bill fallod the effect!
would be the lame, for after the fourth or March I
the salary would remain ai now fixed bylaw, and 1
It (Villi li nstllhflP Ita lntrMrtaitil tint. Hlmliilatiul ' i
The House voted to recede rrom lti position.
Mr. WILLIS (N.Y.), moved to suspend the
rules and pass a bill ror tbe settlement of tbe
rllftlA fifth IsltA TI.r.Aflmlrl t).hl.n ..
jeeted. 6 nm' I J
Mr.ATKINS,'(Tenn.),reporteda disagreement f I
uu in, Aim ii,'iriritwvu um. no r.Kl mere
nviv iwiiuiaia ui uiucrcncc, vis 1 un ine reduc
tion ottbe force, and on the section relating te
the use orthe troops in the South, and he dlifnot
sec much prospect of agreement.
Tbe House Insisted upon lti bill, and asked for
Mr. KNOTT ottered a resolution to authorise
the employment of counsel to defend tbe suit
brought by Hallet Kil borne agalntt John U,
Thompson ct al. for false ImprlDnment. Passed.
Mr. WELLS, (Miss.,) moved to suspend the
rules and and pass a Mil to refund the tax on raw
cotton. Tbe reading caused a good deal of ex. ,
cltement and confusion, as It involved over fifty,
eight million or dollars, but It was rejeoted.
Messrs. Atkikx, Annorr and Fobtkr were an.
pointed the new confeei on the Army bill.
At'i.Cft the House took a recess until a o'clock
T, II, Lane ha guest of Ihe Arllnglen.
L. L. Itiulics, or New Yoik. Ua guvst atthe Im
perial. V. F.'rosirc, of PlitUburjr.U registered at the
John P. (.ochraii, of Missouri, 1 stopping nt the
A, J.Dlltcuhotfer, of New York, U stopping at
t. M, Mi Cook, or Pltttbnrgli, arrived at the Im
ps rial yesterday.
E. II. Litckry, the agent for the ItothKhllJs, hit .
rooms at the Arlington.
John J. O'Urleu hat rooms at the Arlington; alto
Hou. V. Perry, Newark, N, J,
Messrs. It, 11. Blepheuson, W. It. Thrall, A.
t-nslth, Jr., of Cluclunatl, arcgueitiof the Arllnx
1011. Francis P. Ktilpht, Chinese Commissioner Inter
national Exhibition ITU, at Philadelphia bat a
suite of rooms at ihe Arlington.
J. It. Simmons, Frank Can field, y, (JooJwin. U.
ll.Jlorrell..1.t Baker. D, lUnt've !j. u. I "ni".
hill. A. .1. DieltfisliGlrr. New Yorki L. F. tlatu
..tfl.V! Il'eiljsin'lllrl.outlauil wife, Arkansas;
It. h'tliig, C, A. Prentice. K. A. Hcovlll. ri, p.
Hcovllle, Uv, timid, O.l M. C. Cook, M. M.
Trlckey, llostom T.ll. I lark ana wife. HrooUru:
J. K. Ciilllinnre, llnltlmorei II. Ncldt', PotutoXn,
Pa.: H. M. tthaw, Juhu W.Straus. Man land: Tho.
.?. (Irlminton, C'hsmlnrslninn A, II. Clark. Ken
t;ieky, and W. ,1. lloyd, Phlladilphla, arrived at
II. Itisllii. New Vorkt Thomas McLean and wife,
Brooklyn j Mr. Franklin Allen aud family, Jam.
p. Orton and win-, J. SI. Cross biki ramllr, New
otkt A, , Latham, L. Lee.ttnsland, D.ll Pauls,
l'hlllilrllliilia! .1. N. Ksrillu ktmll. ! W.
Jackson and wlfr, Major Julius Nichols and wlfo,
4. J. Walton and f am fir. New Vorkt it. f. Blin- .
11011. H. IT. (Shannon, ntuLHinrt J. H. Lane John
.1. O'Urlen, Mw orki U. . Kshlemau aadiraiu
lih fAcJ.!!"j LW?", Jr., Lexington, Kr.l
. u .rii'ij, hi . t uuinuu it, r wru ai" lamur,
Jlrooklynt B. 11. Un tchcr, llrooklyat Johu Kcsii,
Jr., New Jerw yt John W, Dwljrlit ami faintly.
iTTiirii, n iiiiam iiaucr, 01, juoiiis; li, jr. aniln,
r. shannon Pittsburg, Mr, and Mr. K. K. Hart. J
Albion, N. Y,t W.P.andJ, It. Doff, lloston; L,
U. Hall, ualllmoret H, O.Clark, New Jrr.eyi 11.
A, Cowtu. Nen Jtrapyt J, Tripp, He ran to a, W.; '
J. II. 8( timet. New ork, John 0, Moulbrlackan 1 1
wife. New orkland W. 11, (Jgdeu, New York, are
avtS1AJB. am ,iiu stsi iiajiuu.
Wliat the People hi Colorado think of the
DEXEn,CoL.. March 3. -Tbo conclailoa
of the count of the 1'rotJcutlal Electoral vote li
well ncelti'd here hy all classes, more pirtlculu-tr
byhu.lncssu.cn, who regard It in a non-partliatU
Hunting of Drug Works In New OrleansJJ
(By Telegraph to tbe National Republican.!
New Orceins, March 3, The creosote
works ol tbe New Orleans and Mobile ItallroaJ, at
i-asiafoi i a, ourn. iasi nig in. i.oif, pn.ooo.
Hun bom A King's, 41 reimsjirnnla eveoue. ou I
tfi mt , in-ii s, t a;w ja,, ai,, tnnrp, lo re-
a 3-ALL CITIZENS OF IOWA IN THE CITY I
are rrouevted to miet at the north frent or the I
United btatea Tieamry at least thirty minutes Ik-I
fore the tlnio for forming the Inaugural ProetMiiea I
VII 0SW11 4-TA1 -UVMil IHUi It, 1 , IjWW E.
waH President Iowa Aaiioc-fallOTi,
-ATTENTION, OHIOANSI-ALL OHIO-1
ANtltn the District, residents aud vlnltori, are re-J
q 0 led tontretal the f street slept of rue Patent!
Ufflee building, at V A, H. MONDAY. March , t
lake part in the lnansnral Proceenlon, and at1
l' Ion League Hall, Ninth aUees, st 0 K M.. toil
t-ikepart In the Torchlight Proeeulnn. By ord,rl
Cmari'l TliE UOMMITTKK. I
S-THE MASSAUHUSETTS AND SOUTIll
CA HOI. IN A. HKPlIItLlCAN ASSOCIATION I
wilt meet at tlrand Arinv Hall, corner Nlnthl and I
iri-ii.x, un nu ujwi nuuntnii. JUtrcUL iaT. 1
, SI Al.lA.1f lknm All .aa. .-.-. .-- -fc-ST r
sMsM Villi Hniilli r'airi-illiia InmnAratll. h.iu.
the District, and visitors from nald Hiatev, desiring J
" (".' ss; sua. .tsasiiBma, ,a;rriiiuuifi, sire UT" I
lenUv renurstLdto be nreufni. a. i vi.iivn
ec. bes. Mass, ltepu Asi'u.l
tn a H-gf 'iW'yBouth Carolina Itep'n Asi'n.
TATrENTION, NEW YORKERS.-THI
members of the New York llepubllcan Aa-ocLaJ
uon aim an rituens or New York, visit ins: or tewl
porary re.lUIng la the National Cislui, are re
O.UCS.CU 10 meet ai room ss, i.e Droit UutmlncJ
corner rand Rlthtli street. On MONDAY. MartV
a. at I .MA, 31., for the purpose of Joining In tkfl
laaugurauou raraue. p, u. EATON,
J, H, ClRUUNCKt, I'reildiat.
tt.crc arr. tnari-tt I
r ATTENTION l-THE ILLINOIS UEPUII
CAN ASSOCIATION will tske part In the lorchl
Hgut pt occid ou Monday evening.
Members will ineu at llepubllcan lleabiuarlersJ
loos r stmt aoribweat, ate I'. M., tWii..
All llllnolsani In the city are cord I illy invited t
intra, tiiiii .lf.
Let the male of Lincoln and Urant be well repreJ
l' IS IV II.
Dy order of the Association.
F, D. HTEPUEN80N, PreitJent.
i. ii. na i.awn, pffretary. inarl-2l
nr'"i0a,lAN.,.) ,A1,MY F THE KEPUHLIO-J
flrand Army llall, eor. (th und 4tk at.-O, O. 4
a. aim i-T(.riu poMiwiii meet at t hrte healiuau
U promptly on MtlNDA Y N EXT at 9 A, L tl
Ilka lllirl III flu, illailanr.ll.,. .u,a..i.. ill I .,11
UM.,,'iE,..fi,;irir".'! ' ",r"c",,,i "' la
., ... ,.- Si U. lllUllAUUaUH,
V. W. TAVlon. A.A.ll. luJ-St Dept. Com. '
- MEMltKHH IIP TWT- v v it m n n i
Jte Publican Association are ron nested to meett ,
at I, Droit building, MONDAY, Msreba. M7, ai,!
Jjolt.Treliifllfito Join the mrintx-reortU As-
II tr nrA..' .1.. li. I s ..