The attendance of visitors at the White House
Tuesday was mostly confined to a few prominent officials, including Generals Grant
, and Senators Guthrie
, Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson
, Judge Swayne
, of the Supreme Court, and Mr. Trenholm
late Secretary of the Treasury
of the Confederate States
The President gave audiences to them all.
None of the new committees got into working order to-day, although there is a large amount of business already referred to them.
Judiciary Committee have six new propositions before them to amend the Constitution of the United States
Several prominent New Jersey
Republican politicians are here, urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to make an early decision in the case of Senator Stockton
, of that State.
The Senate has two precedents, one for and the other against the issue involved in this case.
's death will be announced in both Houses on Thursday, and the usual obituary address delivered.
An adjournment to Monday will then take place.
The New York delegation in Congress have been caucusing actively to-day on the question of the New York collectorship.
The chances appear to favor Chauncey M. Depew
, late Secretary
of State of New York
to-day declined the Mexican
It is intimated that he does not consider the policy of the Government
decisive enough towards Maximilian
Resolutions will be introduced in both Houses to-morrow, requesting the Secretary of War
to suspend mustering out the veteran reserve corps officers until Congress shall decide whether they shall form part of the regular army.
A full Cabinet meeting was held to-day, though of short duration.
A War Breeze.
--The general gossip is, that the co-operative movement in both branches of Congress yesterday respecting the Maximilian power in Mexico
portends the gathering of a war cloud.
Those who have been looking for a speedy accommodation of the condition of the country to a stable peace basis have become nervously excited, the existing reticence of the Government
only serving to produce gloomy imagining.--Sun.
has ordered the following: At Old Point Comfort, Va.
, appoint Edward F. Krebs
postmaster, vice Alexander Crane
's, Bedford county, Va.
, and appoint Miss Lucy C. Butler
postmistress, vice Wm. J. Parker
At Dranesville, Fairfax county
, appoint C. W. Coleman
postmaster, vice Wm. Dyer
The Supreme Court test oath.
, of Arkansas
, formerly a member of the Supreme Court, moved the Court
to restore him to practice without taking the required oath, that he did not willfully give aid and comfort to the rebellion.
holds the matter under advisement.
[Our previous reports of this case, it will be remembered, state that Mr. Garland
would argue the question on the 15th instant, and test the constitutionality of the oath requirement.]
The Public Printing.
An idea of the large amount of printing and binding during the current year is furnished by the fact that the Superintendent
of Public Printing asks Congress for an additional appropriation of $600,000.
Committee on the Southern States.
The Republican Representatives from New York have indicated their desire that Hon. Roscoe Conklin
be appointed a member of the joint committee to inquire into the condition of the late Southern Confederacy.
It is also rumored that the Emperor Napoleon has addressed a letter direct to the Secretary of State
asking our Government to recognize the empire of Maximilian
as the government de facto,
and that the Secretary of State
is preparing a reply.-- National Intelligencer, yesterday.
The National Valley Bank of Staunton, Virginia
, was yesterday granted a charter.
We learn that Mr. William J. Walker
, passenger agent in this city for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, has resigned his position, having been appointed general passenger agent for the Virginia and Tennessee railroad. Mr. Walker
has always been attentive and obliging in the situation he has lately occupied, and we are sure he will give satisfaction in his new position.--Washington Chronicle.