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/ m AND GEORGIA & MESSENGER. cL ISBY, REID & REESE?, Proprietors. ESTABLISHED 1826. The Family Journal-News—^Politics—Liter^ture—Agriculture—Domestic Appai ‘ MACON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY S, 1870. ~ RS. GEORGIA TELEGRAPH BUILDING TIi© Kngler. BY GEORGE n. SNYDER. I dream of one who lies Beneath Kentucky skies mta with to»ra my eyea aro overflowing, in “ And I seem to hear a sound From a Woody battle-ground Where lies a little mound with grass o’ergrowing. VOL. LXIV.-NO. 28 Again I bear the crash Of cannon, and the d&sh nt that Hash across the valley; °f cavalry BOund thaa Beneath the smoky pall, Shrill* ont the bugle-call of “troopers, rally 1” A down the rocky hill They gallop with a will, tmele Mowing shrill a cheery measure . ” Tlieir chargers all a-row, Flags flaunting to and fro, pight on to death they go, as if for pleasure, Sharp rings the whistling steel, While cannon thunders peal— A about goes up, “They reel in yonder hollow 1” And lo 1 with cheer on cheer They drive them far and near, The firing winged with fear of those who follow. Why does the bngle blow No loud recall ? No note Of triumph that tho foe dismayed is flying? Alas 1 our bugler lay Where raged tlio hottest fray, gpon that evil day, ’mid dead and dying 1 We laid him down to rest, Brave heart! where Earth had drest A tree-plumed liillock’e croat with floral beauty. Ah! never truer soul Than his sped to its goal, Whose legend marked our roll, “Slain at his duty 1” windows one of the most beautiful views in America is commanded, taking in the broad Fotomao as far as the eye can reach, with Ar lington Heights on tho right, and the misty green meadows of the eastern ehore on the left. The room abounds in pretty little ornaments, statuettes, vases, pictures, costly books and knick-knacks—mostly presents. HOW UBS. GRANT RECEIVES. Atrs-_ Grant receives her familiar friends in her boudoir. More formal callers are ushere d in the Red Parlor. To see the wife of the Present is an undertaking of no small moment. The army of richly dressed servants that fill the mansion aro instructed to admit no one until a i\ard is presented to Mrs. Grant. And then it is required that the applicant for the honor of paying his respects to the wife of the President sh.ril either be accompanied by some one already enjoying the acquaintance of the hostess, or have been previously presented to her. The caller, moreover, must appear in full dress. THE PRESIDENT S EVERY-DAY LIFE. tiie white house. President (irnnt mid Ills Wire, and Hon They See the Folks, and the Style In Wlileh They I.lve. [From the Nets' York £«n.] To gaiu an idea of the change that has so gradually crept over us, and tho contrast the White Pouso to-day presents to tho same estab- lishwcnt a score of years ago, one has bnt to snake a formal call of respect upon the Presi dent. No longer does he find tho main entrance shading open to all comers. Even nt the very thnshhold lie is reminded that the latch-string does not bang out as indays of yore. Tho house of lie President is closed against tho common timg. To be sure the great dignitary may bo tecs, but not as in days gone by, in a plain, fa. miliar, easy manner. The visitor mnst under- ttud at tbe outset that be is calling upon no or dinary personage. A flunky in fall dress re ams bun at tho door. All the paraphernalia olmllow-tailed coat, white vest and choker, Uick trousers, and white gloves, with which this obsequious door-opener astonishes tho vis itor, is designed to prepare the mind for some thing more grand and aristocratic within. Tho plain citizen is at onoo embarrosed and confns- ed. If tbe ushers of tbo President are thus gnodiy attired, bow may) a visitor approach the august presence in plain homespun? Bat, tb« portal passed, a more bewildering effect awaits the visitor. The grand vestibule of the Executive Mansion, glittering like tbo spacious s il ions of Jim Fisk’s Boston steam boats, with gold l-.uf and bright colors, presonts a aiore advanced idea of the grandeur which has displacidthe American simplicity that once graced this aV>. de. The glass screen separating the vestibulo from the main corridor of the mansion, is a work of art of which even tho Tuifleriai might be proud. The iron frame is richly bronzed, while the glass presents tho choicest designs in all the colors of the rainbow. The lofty ceiling of the apartment surpasses in brilliant coloring and miscellaneous groupings Brumidi's gaudy master-piece which adorns the dome of tho Capitol. In his domestic relations, the President is treated with the utmost deference and respect. Mrs. Grant insists that whatever may be tho proper homage for him to receive on public oc casions is none the less proper in the privacy of his own family circle. Thus he is always ad dressed as Mr. President, and referred to as the President, and tho servants are strictly enjoined to observe this mark of distinction. On state occasions, the President, of course, with the most distinguished lady guest, leads tho way into the dining room. But this strict etiquette is by no means confined to such solemn occa sions. Should a friend of the President, how- over intimate ho might be, accept an invitation to dine socially, and venturing upon his intima- cy, presume to forget the preference to which the President is entitled, he would bo reminded of it. Thus, when dinner is announced, tho guest will offer his arm to Mrs. Grant, and move forward. Mrs. Grant checks him with a polite bow toward her husband, and the remark, “The President goes first.” So at the table; the President i3 first served, and then those who sit at meat with him. And this rule admits of no variation nnder any circumstances. THE EXECUTIVE BILLIARD EOOJT. Just off the State diningroom,and back of tho passage leading to the conservatory, has been erected a small addition to the mansion for the diversion of the President. This is the execu tive billiard saloon. It is about eighteen by twenty-five feet in dimensions, nearly all en closed with glass, the narrow space between the windows being filled with pictures of a sporting character. The furniture is of black walnut, and consists merely of a few chairs, a table, a side board, etc. The room is prettily carpetted and contains a single table of Phelan’s make, finished in rosewood in tho most elaborate style. The cues are mostly of costly wood, inlaid with pearl. Everything in the apartment is of the best, and certainly it is an attractive spot. The tho table was selected by Gen. Grant in person at Phelan’s establishment in this city, and was in use at his private residence before he was elected President THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE S STYLE OP RECEIVING. Mr. Grant receives his visitors with no trace ' cordiality whatever. Ordinarily ho remains isted at his writing table, nods and matters Maturing like “good morning,” as the caller ipproaches; listens moodily, almost abstracted ly, to him as he states his case, answers him in lonosjllables, and dismisses him with a nod id half inaudible “good day.” Those of more ordinaiy pretensions, who may chance to are admitted to the stereotyped shake of hands, the President rising and accompany- ig the shake with something like “I’m very to see yon.” But then he shuts himself up jhis studied reticence, and listens patiently, ittsvers briefly, and’gets through the business “ quickly as possible. With a third class, how- i«r. he is altogether a different person. These re his old army companions and such civilians 's hive gained his confidence. To gain Mr. 'tintsconfidence is an achievement now rare- accomplished. It was easier eight or ten ;cats ago, and hence the most of his con- dtnts are those who had relations with him Mentis star began to rise. Such are received V Lia with the utmost cordiality and famili ar- They are relieved from tho examina- lc ® by Dent, and are admitted to tho pres- at any time when others are not closeted "ith him. They are sainted by their sur ges, as “How are you, Sherman?” or Hailo, Smith; glad to see you,” and so on. "Lm such familiars call, no etiquette whatov- r is followed. Cigars are usually produced at ocs, and then follows a free and easy, gossip 's- stoiy-tolling conversation. And as the •’ke becomes thick in the room, and the fa- liarity attains its height, Mr. Grant becomes tmost pliable person imaginable. All reti- -ca and stolidity are laid aside; bo talks as «cly as any one; tells as good a story as tho and will promise anything that may be «d of him. There are bnt a few persons who 'jay this close acquaintance with Grant, and ‘7 are fortunate. Still a fonrth class is com- of exclusively of solid men—men who are 'pposed to bo able to draw their checks for ibnlous amounts—the Stewarts, Bories, and like financially great men of the country, these the President accords the most gra- reception. On the announcement of their ics, he hnrries to greet them, and himself fends to offering them seats. Their calls are ‘ter considered too long, or in the slightest use a bore. To them he is cordial to subserv- ■ncy. THE WHITE HOUSE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. THE EQUINE ESTABLISHMENT. The Executive stables, near the Navy De partment, are fitted up with every comfort and luxury for the equine members of the Presiden tial establishment. There are twelve animals of various degrees of beauty and value kept here for the use of the President and his family, with four carriages, besides an array of open wagons, bugeies, and other equipages.^ The horses in clude coacn teams, trotters, racers, saaai» Lorses, and two Shetland ponies for the exclusive use of the Executive's juveniles. The aristocratic look ing Nubian who has tho honor of presiding over this establishment, takes delight in showing vis itors through, and in descantingupon tbe merits of the different animals. But not the least at tractive feature is the stunning liveries of this same Nubian and his worthy coadjutor, who oc cupies the position of footman. The coats are of a rich olive brown, with broad lappels, cuffs and pocket covers, the whole profusely covered with bright silver buttons, the size of an old American silver dollar piece. The gorgeous top boots in which the feet of these worthies aro encased render attention to tho character of the pantaloons unnecessary. Black stove-pipe hats, with broad bands and massive silver buckles, adorn the heads of these servants of Presiden tial grandeur, and complete their outfits. All the carriages bear the initials “U. S. G.,” in monogram on the panels. EXECUTIVE EXPENSES. 1862 AND 1863. President Linooln, when tho war was at its height, and tbe duties of llie Ex ecutive office required moro clerical and other labor than ever before or since, asked for— One Private Se cretary, at $2,500 One Secretaiy, to sign land pa tents One Steward..... One Messenger.. Stationery & con tingent expen ses Pay of Maj. John Hay, Military Secretary 1,500 1,200 COO 1,000 2,450 His own salary. $ 9,050 . 25,000 Toal salaries $34,050 Under Grant 61,600 Increase under Grant $27,550 Llaving observed the innovations and changes i the east end or business portion of tbo Ex- :utive Mansion, it may not be amiss to take a £iice at the other parts of the establishment, swing ourselves ont of tho President’s pres ses, and descending the plain, old-fashioned aircaso to the gorgeously frescoed vestibule, ’approach tho magnificently dressed usher, » ask permission to see the house. We are lately shown into the famous East Room, and r ® told that, by order of Mrs. Grant, the rest the House is not open to sight-seers. FORBIDDEN GROUND. range of parlors stretching along the of the mansion from the state dining room ‘ the East Room have always been free to visit- 5 until the present time. Why they should be ^>1 now is incomprehensible, the more bo lce Mrs. Grant has caused to be provided a * parlor up stairs for her use, and makes no ;'-ense of occupying either the Bed, Blue, or Parlors for any domestic or family pur- HBS. GRANT’S BOUDOIR. ^JFhe room on the upper floor, at the south- corner of the house, formerly occupied by Patterson as a bed-chamber, has been ‘“wormed into an elegant private parlor for ?• Grant. Gilding and fresco have been ^“gnt into free use in this apartment, and it into a luxurious boudoir. The ele- 1 “0® and damask curtails, the costly Turk- tJv’P**’ the magnificent mirrors and the rich furniture are all new, and were mostly sat tt roa d expressly for this domestic re- 1,. “ er .®> when wearied with the flatteries t;„_ j uRrcrs, and exhausted with the studied rtht of 8tat ® occasions, she retires to en- irrT.l.- an i lliAr converse of those she esteems t0 J anicular friends. It is, indeed, a gem of ® a T® the gilding and painting which much and too highly colored. From its 740 1,800 1,000 600 1870 and 1871. President U. S. Grant has asked for tbe next fiscal year a continuanco of tho force he has put on duty since tho 4th of March last, viz.: One Private Se cretary (Robt. Douglas) at... $3,500 One Aseio't Priv. Secretaiy. 2,500 Two Clerks of class 4, at 1800 dollars 3,600 One Steward.... 2,000 One Messenger.. 840 One furnace keeper Two policemen for special duty at $1,320 2,640 Two night watch men, at $900.. Ono door-koepor- in-chief One assis’t door keeper Ono Secretaiy to sign land pa tents (now sta tioned at Int. Department).. For Stationery, etc., Pay of Maj. and Brvt. Brigadier General Porter (actnal Secreta ry) mil. detail, about Pay of Gen. Bab cock, (actnal Assis’t Secreta ry) mil. detail, about........ 2,500 Pay of Capt. and Brvt. Brigadier Gon. Badcan, (historian) mil. detail, about .. Pay of Maj. and Brvt. Brigadier General Dent, military detail, (Chief Usher,) about Pay of ono Secro- taiy to General Dent, military detail.....’.... 1,500 5,000 2,500 2,000 2,500 1,400 $36,600 President’s salary 25,000 Total..........$61,600 The above does not include tbe salaries of the ushers, gardnerc, and other officials and labor ers detailed from other departments. MORE IMPROVEMENTS AND THE COST. In addition, the following appropriations aro asked for the current year : Fuel for President’s house $5,000 Care snd improvements of grounds 3,000 Removing snow and ice from walks.. 'Mm . . 1,000 Manure and hauling , 8,000 Repairs and painting exterior of President’s house . 15,000 lighting President's house (proportion of $10,000 asked for* that, Capitol and public grounds) say..., 6,000 Pay of lamplighters 1,000 Construction of circular fence around and through President’s grounds • • 10,000 Additional repairs of greenhouse at Presi dent's bouse and purchase of plants 5,000 qy>tal $48,060 Add salaries as above 61,600 Expense of Executive establishment for ' • - current year. §109,600 Tlie Great Cheshire Cheese. From Appleton's Journal, j The Great Political Cheshire Cheese has so nearly passed ont of tho memory of men, that we doubt if many of the present generation even heard of the existence of this extraordinary instance of political enthusiasm. Mr. Elihu Burritt has recently revived,its history, from which wo condense tho following account: In tho Presidential campaign preoeding tho elec tion of Thomas Jefferson, the father of Democ racy, party spirit ran high, and tho Federalists were unsparing in their denunciations of Jeffer son. Tho parsons of New England, especially of Massachusetts, entered the arena, and, turn ing their pulpits into hustings, waged war upon a religious basis, denouncing Jefferson as an in fidel, and placing him upon the samo platform with Voltaire and the other apostles of atheism. In Cheshire, Mass., however, a divine was fonnd who took up the eudgels against the in tolerant bigots, by whom he was surrounded. This was Elder John Leland, a plain, unassum ing man, but one of the most effective preachers of his day. He bent all his energy and mental power to tho support of his own views, and had the satisfaction of winning to the side of Jefferr-, son every member of his congregation, as well as many others; in fact^Cheshife to a man fol lowed his lead. After the election of Mr. Jefferson, Eider Leland conceived an original plan of announc ing to the world the principles of Cheshire, and one Sunday proposed to his congregation that on a given day each man and woman in the town who owned a cow should bring every quart of milk given on that day, or all the curd it could make, to a great cider mill owned by Captain John Brown, the first man who detected and de nounced the treason of Benedict Arnold, for the purpose of manufacturing a mammoth cheese, as a present to tho President. The idea was re ceived with enthusiasm, and on the day appoint ed, tho sun shining brightly, and everything propitious, the whole population of the town ship, men, women and children, on foot, in car riages, wagons and ox-carts, assembled at tbo great cider-press, each bringing his or her con- tribntion. The press had been prepared for the occasion, and upon the bed had been placed a huge hoop to serve as a cheese-box. Into this was poured the milk, and, when tho last contribution had been given in, a committee of the most experi enced matrons of the town attended to the deli cate task of mixing, flavoring and tinting the largest mass of curd tho world had then seen. This done, tho ponderous machinery was put in motion, tho yonng men seized the levers, the screws were turned to the limit of their power, and the work was accomplished. Elder Leland then closed the exercises by imploring the bless ing of Heaven upon tho undertaking, after which ho said: “Let us further worship God in a hymn snitable to this interesting occasion.” Tho hymn “lined ont” by the Elder was sung to the tune of Mear, and the crowd quietly dis-- persed. When the cheese was thoroughly dried and ready for use, it weighed sixteen hundred pounds, and conld not be safely transported on a wagon. It was not until midwinter that it was possible to move it, when taking advantage of a heavy fall of snow, it was placed upon a sleigh, and Elder Leland, taking the reins, drove all the way to Washington, a distance of five hun dred miles, which ho accomplished in three weeks. On arriving in Washington the elder drove at once to the White House, and presented his people’s gift to tho President in a characteris tic speech. The President responded with deep and earnest feeling to this remarkable gift, coming from tho heart of a New England popu lation ; receiving it as a token of his fidelity to the equ<d and inalienable rights of individual men and State*. At tho close of the speech, the steward of tho President out out a deep and golden wedge in tho presence of Mi. JofFnrson, the heads of the departments, foreign ministers, and many other eminent personages. It was of a beautiful nnnotto color, a little variegated in its appearance, owing to tho great variety of curds composing it; and, as it was served up to the company with broad, all complimented it for its richness, flavor, and color. The Captain John Brown alluded to here, was Grandfather of Mr. Herbert R. Brown, and of Mrs. A. L. Maxwell, of Macon. Elder John Leland, the celebrated Baptist Divine hero men tioned, and the progenitor of a numerous and talented race, was their Great Grandfather, on the maternal side. The thoroughness with which that good old soul indoctrinated the peo ple of Cheshire, in the principles of “democra cy and a strict construction of tho Constitu tion,” will bo appreciated from tbo fact that, from that day to this, Cheshire has stood un shaken in her democratic faith—steadily voting down, in turn, Federalists, Whigs, Know Noth ings, Republicans and Radicals by a majority of never less than three to one. She was demo cratic all through tho war—never flinching in her opposition to it on constitutional grounds. Sho was never misled into any sort of isms, idiosyncracies, extravagancies, corrnptions and rascalities of the times, bnt has conducted all her public affairs straight along with old-fash ioned economy, prudence, honesty and incor ruptible virtue—paying as she went, and even coming out of tbo war, in spite of all extra ordinary expenses to keep up tho quota of troops demanded of her, out of debt and right side up. Such has been tho force of the exam ple and precepts of old Elder John Leland, who asked a blessing and sung a hymn, over tho Great Jefferson Cheese, and then drove it to Washington, in mid-winter, making his speech to the great Apostle of Democracy from the sleigh or sledge. j, Farnsworth vs. Butler.—There were lively • times in the United States House of Represen tatives Monday last, when the Virginia bill was under discussion. Bingham and Farnsworth piled in heavily on Butler, and many hard words were spoken. Mr. Farnsworth dagner- reotyped “The Beast Mr. Farnsworth said he understood perfectly well the allusions of the gentleman from Massa chusetts when he accused men of leaving the lie-publican party. His Republicanism was of too old a date to be questioned by tbo gentle man from Massachusetts. Ho was a Republi can twenty years ago, when that gentleman was chasing fugitive slaves through Massachusetts. In I860, when he (Mr. Famswortfl) was at the Chicago Convention helping to nominate a Re publican candidate for. the Presidency, tho gen tleman was in Charleston, S. C., vo.ting for Jeff. Davis. [Laughter among tho Democrats.] Again, in I860, when he (Mr. Farnsworth) was voting for Abraham Lincoln, the gentleman from Massachusetts- was voting for John O. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, and having, besides, voted for all the reconstruction measures, he was not now to be talked out of the Republican party by ths gentleman. He knew the gentle man's facility for turning about, and he knew, too, that he came over to the Republican party when his friends deserted him. His conversion was so sudden that it put that of Paul to shame. When Peter deserted his Master, ho had to fall to cursing and swearing to prove the sincerity of his repentance, and so the gentleman from Massachusetts had to become more radical than all the rest in order to show that he was a Re publican. The gentleman, in his speech, had much to say about what took place in this House on Monday, and ho (Mr. Farnsworth) re pudiated the idea that anything like what had been called snap judgment had been taken. The labor reform men in New Hampshire want to nominate a liberal Democrat for Gov ernor, and ask General John Bedell, tho regular Democratic candidate, to withdraw. But Bedell is not able to see the advantages to him of this arrangement, although thoy promise him a nom ination for Congress next year. **** r-- * 7 ’ *■*»! <v 2 '** * - :ti htid ' ..ito fxm one rtOTtoeV * *»* Trial and Execution or Sal nave. By the arrival at this port of Ibi bark Harrii frpm Portau Prince, the report o| Salnave’s ei- eention is confirmed. Salnave wis put on M|J trial on the 15th by the revolutimary trib The trial commenced at 3 o’clock in the p: enco of a largo number of civil authorities md attended by the National Guard. The accwed was introduced by the President as Sylvanfeal- nave, President of Hay ti, aged forty-three, )orn at Cape Haytien and living at Port au PVnce. The President—“Have you made a chote of soma one to defend you 2” / Salnave—“I wish to be assisted by lessrs. Yalten and Lavaud.” : Mr. Lavaud declined to defend the /ecused. Tho President, of the Council then d$ignated M. Jair, of Jacmel, to act with JC. Valiin. Sal- navo then had an interview with Ijis cfAnsellors, after which thei 1 Deputy Marshal isadthe charge to the prisoner, which pccnp^ V.Asiderable time, tho most important being’thit to annulled the Constitution and named himself p’Otector of the republic; that he associated hinself with depraved characters, and held on tc the Gov ernment by fraud and force; therefore Sylvan Salnave, is accused of high treason devasta tion, pillage with arms, committingassassina- tions, and is now amenable for theaeirimes. Salnave Said that he was not oapolo of the acts with which he was accused. JEL counsel made a strong appeal, and made ovey effort to destroy the accusation, qnoting freqently tho position of Jefferson Davis in the rebtlion in the United States. After ashortaddres from the prosecution, ono more appeal wa? made by Salnave’s counsel, M. Valien, and tl? trial was closed. The members of tho corr then ad journed for deliberation, which la/tid an hour, at the expiration of which the jugment of the court was pronounced as follows: j*In tho namo of the republic, the court finds Sjvan Salnave, aged forty-three, soldier, and exPresident of Hayti,guilty of all the charges prferred against him, and do sentence him to be shot to death, and order that the execution Ejall take place at the Peristyles of tho National ( ’alace.” Preparations were immediatcl-made for car rying out the judgment of the cart. Tho President then addressedjialnave: “You havo just been condemned to doth, I entreat you to be firm and courageous.” Salnave replied: “ I shall nt fail. I only ask for time to put my affairs inbrder.” This request was granted, aniio was engaged for a quarter of an hour in wiring a letter, which he sealed and placed in tie hnnds of the President. Immediately nfterihis he was pin ioned and taken from tho coitt, attended by two clergymen, to tho place of execution. He was was then tied to a post; prepared for the occasion, and a solemn scene etmed. The firing party was then drawn up, and 3eneral B. Canal said to Salnave, “You are goir? to be arraigned as a traitor.” “Fisc la constitriion," tho words which the signal for tho deafly volley, were taken up by tho people, and aaid tho shouts of “r?>c la constitution,” at tiveny minutes past C o’clock, January 15th, Sylvan Salnave ceased to exist. His body was then pit into a cart and buried among the felons.—2vco York Sun. Colored Senator from Jlississippi. IVo havo the following particulars concerning Hiram R. Revel, the colored &nator elect from Mississippi: Ho is a tall, polly man, of right complexion, has benevolent features, a pleasant voice and gentle ways. He h thoroughly re spected by his own people aid by the whites. Born in freedom, in North Cirolina, in 1822; craving an education, ho removed to Indiana; spent two years at the Quaker Seminary in Union comity; entered the Methodist ministry; afterwards received furthermstraclions. at tho Darke county Seminary, vhen ho became preaoher, teacher and lecturer imong his people in tho States of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. At the breaking ont of the war he nos ministering at Baltimore. Ho assisted in the organization of tbe first two colored regi ments in Maryland and- Missouri. During a portion of 1863 and 1864 ho aught school in St. Louis; then went to Vicksbirg and assisted the provost marshal in managing the freedmen af fairs; followed on the heels of the army lo Jackson; organized churcies, and lectured; spent the next two years in Ktnsas and Missouri, in preaching and lecturing ai moral and reli gions subjects, returned to Mississippi, and has been in Natchez over since. He is presiding elder of his church for the Scnthera portion of of the State of Mississippi, aid since July last, has served in tho City Counci of Natchez, his friends say, with ability and honor. He con sented to ran, and was elected to the State Sen ate, and has now been selected as the fitting man to represent the State in tip United States Senate. Atlanta Congressional Agency. From the Constitution. Saturday, January 29, 1870. ( Senate.—The Senate met thia morning at 10 o’clock, and was called to order by the Presi dent. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Prettyman. The roll was called and the journal of yester day read and approved. Mr. Merril stated that he had been informed that the Governor would send in a message to the Senate at 11 o’clock, and moved that the Senate take a recess until that hour. This mo tion prevailed and the Senate adjourned until that time. 11.o’clock A. M. The Senate mot at the above hour and was called to order by the President. The Secretaiy proceeded to read the follow ing order: . Headquarters Mil. Hist, of Georgia,) Atlanta, January 28, 1870. j General Orders No. 11. J Upon the evidenco and arguments submitted to the Board of Officers appointed by General Orders No. 3, current series, from these head quarters, Brevet Major General comhianding finds that W. T. Winn, of Oobb county, and W. J. Anderson, of Houston county, who were elected to the Senate of Georgia, are ineligible to seats therein: It is therefore ordered that the said W. T. Winn and W. J. Anderson be, and they hereby are, forbidden to assume the duties or exercise functions of members of said Senate. And whereas, E. D. Graham, of the 3d Dis trict, and 0. R. Moore, of tho 12th District, parsons elected to tho Senate of Georgia, have rofused, declined, or neglected, or been nnable to take one of tho oaths prescribed by the act of December, 22d, 1869, although ample oppor tunity so to do has been given them, and have thus by the terms of said act become ineligible to seats in said Senate, and have also filed with tho Hon. JR. B. Bullock, Governor, their appli cations to the Congress of the United States for relief from their disabilities, thus admitting their ineligibility to hold the office to which they hereby are prohibited from taking seats in said Senate, or participation in the proceedings thereof— And whereas, John J .Collier,of the 14th district, a person elected to the Senate of Georgia, after having taken one of the oaths as prescribed by the act ofDecember 22, 1869, did afterwards apply to tbo Secretary of State for permission to withdraw said oath, and has also filed with the Hon. R. B. Bullock, Governor, his applica tion to the CongresB of the United States, for relief from his disabilities; thus admitting his ineligibility to hold the office to which he was elected: It is therefore ordered that the said person be, and he hereby is, prohibited from taking bis seat in tbe Senate, or participating in tho proceedings thereof. By order of Brevet Major General Terry. J. H. Taylor, Asssistant Adjutant Genoral. Official: R. P. Hughs, A. A. A. G. Resolution by Mr. Harris—That whereas it is tho desire and intent of this body to comply with all tho requirements of the reconstruction acts, and whereas this body is ready and willing to grant to every member legally entitled to all Ms rights and privileges in tbis body; that a committee of three be appointed to wait on tho Governor and inquire of him who are elected to fill the places of the members declared va cant. Messrs. Burns and Candler opposed the pass age of the resolution. Upon a vote being taken, Mr. Harris’ resolu tion was adopted; and Messrs. Harris, Nunnally and Fain, appointed the committee. Mr. Wooten moved a committee of five be appointed to draft rules for tho Senate. Tho committee appointed were Wooten, Campbell, Speer, Harris and Wallace. Mr. Bruton moved the committee appointed wait on the Governor, perform their duty as soon as convenient. Passed. The committee appointed to wait on the Gov ernor, nnder Mr. Harris’ resolution, reported tho following from the Governor: Hon. J. Harris and others : In response to your request for tho names of S ersons who were legally elected in lieu of Hon, L R. Moore, E. D. Graham, W. T. Winn, W. J. Anderson, and J. J. Colier, I hereby trans mit tbe names of Thomas Crayton, Merritt Hen derson, J. S. Dunning, W. A. Mathews, J. W. Traywick, who, if prepared to take the required oath, aro legally elected. I am, most respectfully, R. B. Bullock, Prov. Gov. Love-Jinking. Anthony Trollope has a pretty deep insight into human life, which he well Mows how to exhibit in Ms novels. Who elsowould even have fathomed this depth in tho love-making periods of our lives ? He says tint “perhaps there is no period so pleasant amorg all the pleasant periods of love-making asthitinwhich the intimacy between the lovers is so assured, and the coming event so near, as to produce and endure conversation about the ordinary lit tle matters of life; what can be done With the limited means of their disposal; how that life shall be begun, which they shall lead together; what idea each has of Iho other's duties; what each can do for the other; what eaoh will re nounce for the other. There was atrao senso of the delight of intimacy in tho girl who de clared that sho had never loved her bver so well as when she told Mm how many pairs of stock ings she had got. It is very sweet to gaze at the stars, and it is swe6t to sit ont among tho haycocks. The reading of poetry together ont of tho samo book, with brows all close, and arms all.mingled is very sweet; theponring out of tho whole heart in words, which tho writer knows would be held to be ridiculous by any eyes and ears and senso, but tbe ejes and ears and senso of the dear one to whim they are sent, is very sweet, bnt for the girl who ha3 made a shirt for tho man she loves, there has come a moment in the stitch of it sweeter than any stars, haycocks, poetry or superlative opt thets have produced. A Gentlemanly “Dead Bent.” A. well dressed man, of easy and assured man ners, took a seat in a Bowery restaurant, and ato liberally of the most expensive dishes on the carte. Having concluded Ms dinner, he coolly laid his expensive ticket on the pay coun ter, and looking the proprietor Bteadily in tho eye, said: “Please accept tMs ticket from me; I have no money.” “No money!” said the irate landlord. “Why, then, did you eat my vittels?” “Because I was hungry." “Yes, but you could have got along with less; what did you eat the best there was in tho house for? If you’re a beat and a beggar why didn’t you take plain fodder?" “Because,” said the stranger, “I was brought hp a gentleman and my stomach revolts at homely food.” “Well, that is good-” bellowed the landlord, losing all control of himself, “yon shaltpay for them vittleB, and I’ll collect it out of yonr hide,” and reaching down for his revolver, he sprang over the counter and collared his unwelcome guest, who deliberately put up Ms eye-glass and surveyed the murder ous instrument’ “Ah!" said he, at last,' “only a revolver, proceed; I tmm fearful you had a stomach-pump• il House Member* not Sworn In. The following members of the House of Bep- oretentative# have not been sworn in: IMWniXK Jo Ayer, (dead,) Fyall, (dead,) Chambers, Hop kins, Carpenter, Hughs, Powell—7. , DEMOCRATS. I George,' Long, Crawford, Smith, Williams, Bunson, Brassel, Kellogg, Hudson, Meadows, Bennett, McCulloch, Moon, Butt, Burts, Bal lard, Goff, •' Ellis,' Flonmoy, (dead,) Suranoy, Pendland, Drake, Johnson, Rouse—24.' I A negro of Patterson, New Jersey, has gone to jail for the crime of defrauding a member of the Board of Education. He skinned a cat, docked the tail off Short, and sold it to the earned gentleman as a rabbit.' « .ri 'liMl c-.it to eajest*#!* RESOLUTIONS. Mr. Nunnally—that a committee of throo bo appointed to inquire into the eligibility of tbe members reported by tho Governor. Mr. Harris moved that the resolution be laid on tbo table, which was done. Mr. Higbee that tho persons mentioned in tbe Governor’s reply to the committee from tho Senate, come forward and take tho oath. Discussed by Messrs. Wooten, Morrill, Barns, Speer. Upon the question being called, tbe resolu tion was adopted. Members sworn in before Judge Black: Tkos. Crayton, James L. Dunning, J. W. Traywick. DOORKEEPER. Upon an election for Doorkeeper, 37 votes were cast, 19 necessary for a choice. Upon counting the votes, William De Lyon of Rich mond county, was elected Doorkeeper. MESSENGER. Upon counting out tho vote, A. J. Cameron was declared elected. RESOLUTION. Mr. Merrill, that the Governor be requested to report the name of the person next eligible in the place of Mr. McCntchens, dead. So Mr. Speer—That a committee of three be ap pointed, to act with a joint number from the House, to wait on the Governor, and notify him that the Senate was organized and ready for business. Withdrawn. President, pro torn., Messrs. Wooten, Dun ning and Harris were nominated. Mr. Dunning announced that under no circumstances could he serve, and Ms name was withdrawn. Upon counting out the votes Wooten received 17 votes and Harris 19, when Harris was de clared elected. (Senator Harris did not vote, while Senator Wooten complimented Harris by voting for him. Senate adjourned until 10 o’clock Monday. House.—[In our report of yesterday there was an error. Instead of “Carroll, J. R. Thomas (c.),” it should have been “Carroll, J. R. Thom- asson.” Mr. Thomasson proves to have had a white face, but we didn’t see Mm—hence the error. The House was called to order at the hour of 10 i£ m., by Spieaker McWhorter. Prayer by Rev. O. W. Franois. Calling of the roll omitted on motion of Mr. Rico. i Mr. Scott, of Floyd) stated to tbe Speaker that he had given notice of a.reoonsideration of the action of the House yesterday. The Speaker said that it. was a novel mo tion to him, to reconsider an election of mem bers. / - ■ Mr. Bryant arose to a point of order. The reconsideration was upon the resolution to seat members, not on their election and qualifica tion. The Speaker ruled that he: would not allow a reconsideration. Mr. Bryant appealed from the decision. Mr.-Shumate said that he hoped the appeal would be withdrawn. That, in a case Hke this, an appeal could not be had. The Speaker ruled that no appeal could be allowed. Mr. Soott asked to have the Journal correct ed, so that Ms notice of reconsideration might appear thereon. > ® The Speaker ruled that the notice was of such a character that he had not entertained it, and would not allow it. entered bn the Journal Mr. , of Thomas, offered a resolution that the Clerk be directed to notify the Senate that the House was organized by the election of Hon. McWhorter as Speaker. Mr. Smith, of Charlton, offered a resolution that a committee oi three be appointed to pro- oure the services of Chaplain for the House. Motion carried. : Mr. Bryant said that he wished to give notice that he protested against any action of thia House, on the ground that it was illegally organ ized. The committee to secure the services of Chap lain, consisted of Smith, of Charlton; Golden, of Liberty, and Phillips, of Eohols. Mr. Phillips, of Eohols, offered a resolution that members be allowed to retain their present seats. Not acted upon, bnt Fitzpatrick objected. Mr. O’Neal, of Lowndes, moved the appoint ment of a Committee lo wait on the Governor and inform Mm of the organization of the House. Carried. Motion to set apart a certain part of the gal leries for the ladies. Carried. Mr. Lane, of Brooks county, offered a reso lution that a committee of three be appointed to prepare rules for the government of the House. Carried. The Speaker appointed the following Com mittee nnder tMs resolution; Lane, of Brooks; Phillips, of Echols; and O’Neal, of Lowndes. Mr. Nesbitt, of Dade, offered a resolution that a committee be appointed to wait on the Governer, and request the appointment of three commissioners from the House and two from the Senate to negotiate for the annexation of a portion of Tennessee. A motion was made to lay the resolution on the table. The Speaker said tho motion laid over a day. Mr. Fitzpatrick, of Bibb, offered a resolution that the House proceed to draw for seats ac cording to the usual custom. Mr. Tumlin moved a substitute, that members retain their present seats. Mr. O’Neal, of Lowndes, moved to adjourn till 10 a. m., Monday. The Speaker declared to motion carried. For once, Scott, of Floyd, and Fitzpatrick agreed, and simultaneously called for the yeas and nays. Mr. Hooks, of Wilkinson, who evidently likes to hunt in couples, said he was “paired off” with somebody. Yeas 40, nays 82. Motion lost. Mr. Rice moved to take up a resolution to draw for seats. Fitzpatrick's resolution was handed ont to be read. Mr. Philips, of Echols, objected—that he had already offered one not read—that the mem bers retain their present seats. This was then read. Mr. Fitzpatrick offers, as a substitute, that seats be drawn for. Laid on the table. Resolution of Mr. Philips, of Echols, taken up. Mr. Rice opposed it Mr. Harper, of Terrell, called for the previ ous question. Carried. Resolution of Mr. Philips, of Echols, carried. Mr. Leo, of Newton, moved to adjourn till 10 o’clock Monday. Carried. Division called, but the Speaker was off Ms seat too soon for it, and the House adjourned. Monday, January 31. Senate called to order by President Conley. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Prettyman. Journal of Saturday read. Mr. Dunning offered a resolution that the Senate proceed to draw seats for members da ring the present session. Mr. Smith, of the 36th, offered as a substitute a resolution that members retain their present seats, wMch was adopted. Mr. Nunnally moved a reconsideration, bnt the motion to reconsider did not prevail. Mr. Speer offered a resolution authorizing the President of tho Senate to appoint the usual standing committees which was adopted. Mr. Smith, of the 7th, offered a resolution authorizing the Messenger to employ Charles Patterson, as an Assistant, at such a salary as the Senate might affix, wMch was adopted. In response to inquiry, whether the introduc tion of bills would be in order, the President said bills were not in order, because the Senate had not been informed that its officers were ac ceptable to tbe proper authorities. Mr. Higbee offered a resolution tendering seats on tho floor to all members and ex-mem bers of Congress, Governors and ex-Governors, and Judges of tho Supremo, Superior and Dis trict Courts, . while in the city, wMch was adopted. Mr. Higbee offered a resolution tendering seats to tho reporters of the city press, so long as their reports aro truthful. Mr. Wooten moved to strike out the clause “so long as their reports are truthful,” contend ing that thero was no tribunal established to try tho truthfulness of reports, and it was casting an unintentional imputation upon reporters. Mr. Brock said that the clause was unnecess ary, for ho was satisfied that newspaper report ers would report proceedings truthfully and im partially. Mr. Higbee accepted tho amendment of Mr. Wooten. Mr. Bruton offered as a substitute, a resolu tion tendering seats to all authorized represen tatives of tho Press in the city. Mr. Dunning offered as a substitute for both, a resolution tendering seats to “all bona fide re porters of tho Press, so long as they give*an im partial report of the proceedings of this body.” Messrs. Wooten and Brock opposed the sub stitute of Mr. Dunning in terso and pointed speeches. Aaron Alpeoria favored the resolution because tho press gave unfaithful reports of the Consti tutional Convention. Mr. Donning explained Ms resolution, and withdrew it. Ho was on good terms with all newspaper reporters, and had not the slightest intention of casting any insinuation on the re porters. Mr. Chandler offered a resolution as a substi tute for the whole, that seats be tendered to all regular reporters of the newspaper press, wMch was adopted. Mr. Welch offered a resolution that the Presi dent be authorized to procure the services of a Chaplain. On its adoption, the vote stood yeas 14, nays 14, the President voted yea and it was passed.* Mr. Brock moved to reconsider the resolution just ado ted. Mr. Hungerford moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. Lost Tho resolution was reconsidered. Mr. Candler offered a resolution that the President appoint a committee of three to con fer with the clergy of Atlanta and procure the services of one or more of them to act as Chap lain. Mr. Speer offered' as a substitute that the President appoint a committee of three to pro cure the services of a Chaplain. A lengthy discussion ensued, in which many Senators participated. Mr. Speer wouldn’t give a banbee for the prayers of any preacher—conld do Ms own pray ing. Mr. Smith, of the 7th, was opposed to preach ers electioneering for the position of Chaplain. Mr. Candler believed in the efficacy of prayer, and that if there was ever a deliberative body Mr. Speer objected to the substitute on the ground that it would interfere with the business of Senators engaged in horse swapping ! The substitute was lost and the resolution of Mr. Higbee adopted.' ’ - Mr, Brock offered a resolution calling upon Gen. Terry and Gov. Bullock to issue a procla mation stopping all judicial proceedings on con tracts prior to June, 1865. Messrs. Candler and Wooten made a point of ' order, that the resolution was out of order, the organization of the Senate not having been re cognized by Gen. Terry, wMch point was sus tained by President Conley. Leave of absenoe was granted to Messrs. Merrell and Crayton. . Senate then adjourned till Wednesday, 12 o’clock u. House.—House met at 10 a. al and was called to order by the Speaker. Prayer by Rev. C. W. Francis. Calling of the roll dispensed with. Journal of Saturday read. Mr. Bryant, of Riohmond, handed in a protest to the further action of the House, on the ground that it was illegally organized. He asked that it be read and entered on the journal. The Speak er ordered the protest read. This was an able and unanswerable protest. O'Neal, of Lowndes, arose to discuss the pro test. He thought the protest was disrespectful— t A message from the Senate was presented by J. G. W. Mills, informing tho House of the or- - ganization of the Senate by the election of Hon. Benj. Conley, as President, and J. G. W. Mills, as Secretary, and that a committee of three from the Senate was ready to proceed with any similar committee from the House, to inform the Provisional Governor of their organization.^ Mr. O'Neal continued Ms remarks. He liken ed the House to a court, and Mr. Bryant a law yer thereof, telling the court it was not a legally organized court. He thought to allow the pro test entered was an admission of its correct ness. [Some smiles.] Ho asked if the Speaker- would entertain it. The Speaker said he desir ed to hear it discussed; but he should at the proper time rule that this House was organized under act of Congress and military orders, and that this resolution was improper. O’Neal, of Lowndes, then said he concluded by moving an indefinite postponement of the’ protest. Mr. Bryant arose to speak. Tho Speaker hero interrupted, by announcing the appointment of ^ committee to co-operate with the Senate committee. The following is the committee: O’Neal, Harrison, of Franklin r Harrison, of Hancock; Costin, and Harper, of Sumter. Mr. Bryant then asked that a telegram from Senator Edmunds bo read by tbe Clerk. Objection being made, the Speaker refused to allow it. Mr. Biyant then read the telegram. [In this telegram, Mr. Edmunds said that the cause of the Georgia bill of 1869 was the ad mission of persons to seats who had not receiv ed a majority of tho votes of their constituents.] Mr. Bryant said as to the flings against his Republicanism, he would say that Ms conduct was regulated by a desire to save the State from rain, and prevent illegal action. He said he was not disrespectful. Senator Edmonds and Senator Carpenter, Radical Re publicans, had said just what his protest said, and with a splendid burst of declamation ho parodied Madame Rowland on her way to the scaffold: “Oh, Republicanism! 'What crimes are committed in thy name!" Mr. Scott, of Floyd, here obtained the floor. He said Gen. Terry had, in the telegram printed in the. Constitution of yesterday, decided that the House was acting illegally. Mr. O’Neal interrupted. Mr. Scott desired to know of Mm if he reoog nized Gen. Terry as military commander of Georgia, and a correct expounder of the Geor gia Bill ? Answer yes or no! Mr. O’Neal attempted to dodga a categorical aaswe-r. " • • . Mr. Scott told him ho knew he was the “Art ful Dodger,” but ho couldn’t get out of tMs. Mr: O’Neal refused thus to answer. Mr. Scott said that the Radicals had appealed to Congress on the ground that “the next high est” had been seated. Congress had decided in their favor, and now the Radicals, by admitting the “now issue,” had violated that decision of Congress. It was that violation for which the protest was entered. Mr. Harper, of Terrell, said tho House was declared organized and that was settled; he only contended for the right of the minority to protest. Mr. Rice, of Columbia, by way of a little di gression, said that be esteemed, honored, yea, higMy honored Mr. Bryant. Some objected to such talk as tMs, and Mr. Rico proceeded to say that he was in favor of allowing the protest —it wa3 a personal privilege of the minority. His understanding of Bullock’s and Terry’s or ders about the “new issue,” was a positive com mand, and he called the previous question be cause he desired to stop that exoitement and acquksce in military orders. He favored, how ever, the allowance of the protest: O’Neal, of Lowndes, as Chairman of Com mittee to wait on the Governor and inform Mm of the organization of the House and Senate, reported teat they had waited on the Provision al Governor, who said that he would refer the information to tee General commanding; and further, that-he would send a communication to the Ilonso on IVednesday, 12 sr. Mr. O'Neal teen moved to adjourn until teat time. Motion carried. Mr. Soott, of Floyd, called for tee yeas and nays. TMs was allowed, when the call proceeded with the following result: Yeas 53—nays 49. Mr. Tumblin said as he saw no necessity of the House meeting horo until it was recognized as organized, he voted yes. I Many Radioals, including Golden, now chang ed their votes to “yes.” House adjourned till Wednesday 12 xr. o’clock. [Mr. Hooks desires ns to state that tee one with whom he is paired off, is the gentleman from Houston, Mr. Matthews. We didn’t catch tee name Saturday, hence the omission.] The following is a copy of Provisional Gov. Bollock's reply to Senate and House commit tees: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Commit tees : I am gratified to know that you have reached an organization by the election of officers of tee two Houses. I will communicate the informa tion to the Major General Commanding the Dis trict. A communication will be transmitted to your honorable bodies on Wednesday next at 12 o’clock. Rufus B. Bullock, Provisional Governor. “Gim Me Sum Dat Pie.” The Columbia (S. 0.,) Guardian relates the tiaii men, it ■was tho present Senate. Mr. Gan* : head of “humors of reconstruction, by our ctler paid a glowing and truthful compliment to Northern friends who so enjoy the glorious Af- the ohristian integrity and fervid piety of the rioan as a legislator—at a distance: On motion the whote subject was tabled j wmrthing°te te^^S^e Messages from tha Houso were received an- , Q f ^ a ppi e pie, was dividing it very generously nouncing tee organization of that body, and among such^f his confreres as wete slated nert J 0intC0lnaittee to him, when Elliott, negro, who was seated some upon the Governor. , off> rushed up, and in ratter peremp- Mr. Wooten, from the joint oommittee to tory terms, demanded a slice. As the pie, so wait upon the Governor, reported that the com- DeLarge’s liberality had diminished, and there mittee had waited upon Got. Bullock, and teat being but a single slice remaining, he replied Gov. Bullock informed them that he would £o Elliot’s demand by ramming that hastily in transmit the resolution of the Senate and House his own mouth. Elliott was not to be so easily of their organization to Gen. Terry, and would robbed of his expected treat—like an eagle be have a communication for the General A mem- pounced upon de-large member from Charles- bhr on Wednesday next. , ! ton, and grasping him by tbe throat, endeavor- Ur. Higbee offered a resolution teat the regn- ad to choke a more generous state of lar hours for meeting should be 10 o’clock a. mtrii Being the stouter, ana having the ad- x., and of adjournment 1 o dock r. X. of each vantage in position, he standing and tee Other day. seated, Elliott soooeeded in jamming DeLarge’s Mr. Stringer offered as a substitute that the head down upon Me chair, when the letter ended hours of meeting should be at 9 o’clock a. it, tee encounter by using his knife upon bis an- and2o’clookp. x., and of adjourning 12 o’olook tagoaiat’s lxf, sending him scampering away to x. and 4 o’olook r. x. each day. his seat, amid the laughter of the House.” JUtoifte ‘J ■■HN ■teen,