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 - EAST AND WEST. Completion of the Great Lice...
EAST AND WEST. Completion of the Great Lice Spanning Spanning the Continent He Hosing Work and Ceremonies at Promontory Summit TU He, riaihed tj . Telegraph Stool-taoeoiiljr Stool-taoeoiiljr Stool-taoeoiiljr Orer the Conntry. BejokingB of the Metropolis1 at the Completion Completion of the Enterprise. Celebrations in Chicaaro, Philadelphia Philadelphia and Other Cities. The Werh Accomplished Cere tea at FramaUrr Maasaail. Special Dispatch to the Naw-York Naw-York Naw-York Times. Promontort, Utah, Monday, May 10. The lonp-looked-for lonp-looked-for lonp-looked-for lonp-looked-for lonp-looked-for moment ha arrived. The construction of the Pacific Railroad in un fait ceompK. The Inhabitants of the Atlantic sea board and the dwellers on the Pacific elopes aro henceforth emphaticlally odc people. Your cor respondent is writing on Promontory Summit amid the deafening shouts of the multitude, -with -with the tick, tick, of the telegraph close to his ear. The proceedings of the day are : X. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Todd, of Pittsfleld, asking the favor of heaTen upon the enterprise ft. Laying of two rails, one opposite the ether one for the Union Pacific Railroad, aad ne for the Central Pacific Railroad. - ft. Presen tation of spikes to the two Companies wn the n rt nf California br Dr. Bareness, on the part of Nevada by iron. F. A. Fritlb, and a tb part of Arizona by Governor Saftord. a. Response by Governor Stanford on the part of the Central Pacific Railroad. (. Response by General O. M. Dodge on the part of the Union Pacific Railroad. a. Driving of the last spikes by the two Companies Companies ; telegraph to be attached to the spike of the Central Pacific Company, and the last blow to announce to the world by telegraph the completion completion of the Pacific. Railroad. T. Telegram to the Presideut of the United Btate. S. Telegram to the Associated Press. Aaaeaarcaaeat la Washiagtoa ef the Oaaspletloa of he Bsas-Hctac Bsas-Hctac Bsas-Hctac ia the Tfkfrafh Oflie. Special Dispatch to the New-York New-York New-York Time a. Wasoi rgton, Monday, May 10. The completion of the Pacific Railroad baa monopolised public attention here tb-day tb-day tb-day to the exclusion of everything else. The feeling is one of hearty rejoicing at the completion of this great work. There were no publio observances, but the arrangements made by the telegraph oompuny to announce the completion of the road simultaneously with the drivlns- drivlns- of the last spike were perfect. At too this afternoon, WashingtciTtime, all the (el-graph (el-graph (el-graph offices in the country were notified by the Omaha telegraph office to be ready to receive the signals corresponding to the blows of tbe hammer that drove the last spike in the last rail that united Mew-York Mew-York Mew-York and Ban Francisco with a band of iron. Accordingly Mr. Tinker, Manager of the Western Union Telegraph Office In this city, placed a magnetic bell-sounder bell-sounder bell-sounder In the public office of thta Company, corner Four-teentlTstreet Four-teentlTstreet Four-teentlTstreet and the avenue, connected the . same 'with the main lines, and notified tbe various offices that he was ready. New-Orleans New-Orleans New-Orleans Instantly respouded, the answer being read from the bell-tap. bell-tap. bell-tap. New-York New-York New-York did the same. At fttTT o'clock offices over the country began to make all sorts of Inquiries of Omaha, to which that office replied : To Everybody : Keep 'quiet. When tbe last Splke'ls driven at Promontory, Point they will say Done. Don't break the circuit, but watch for the signals of the blows of the hammer." At 2:27 P. M., Promontory Point, 2,400 miles west of Washington, said to the people congregated congregated in the various telegraph offices : Almost ready. Hate off; prayer Is being offered." offered." A silence for the prayer ensued. At 2:40 the bell tapped again, and the office at tbe Point said : "We hare got done praying. The spike is about to te presented." Chicugn replied : "Weunderstand; all are ready In the East." Promonotory Point: "All ready now; the pike will be driven. Tbe signal will be three tola for the commencement of tbe blows." For a moment the Instrument was silent ; then ' the hammer of the magnet tapped the bell, " One, two, three," the tlgnal ; another pause of a few seconds, and the lightning came flashing flashing eastward, vibrating over ' 2.400 miles between the junction of tbe two roads and Washington, and the blows of tbe hammer upon tbe spike were measured Instantly ta telegraphic accents on tbe bell here. At 2:47 f. M., Promontory Point gave the signal, "Done," and the Continent was spanned with Iron. Tbe same ceremony was observed at tbe military telegraph office in tbe War Department, where were present Secretary Rawlins, Generals Bberman, Townsend, and others. The President was unavoidably kept away by an engagement. The bell-taps bell-taps bell-taps here, too, repeated tbe blows of the hammer, and the completion of the great enter-' enter-' enter-' pnse was known here before the echoes of the at stroke had died out of the ears of those present at tbe ceremonies on Promontory Point. atsjatelaa; la This Citr-Tbe Citr-Tbe Citr-Tbe Baeenlas; atf -;- -;- -;- Caaaaa sussl Calasiaar as Belle Hae aim mat Thaaktgiviaf Service at . wld Trinity Addrees ay Ker. Dr. Tur 3n Caasrrata latery Pisasichsi sa Saa . yaataca br Haras Hall nad (ha It was apparent everywhere throughout ths City yesterday that an event of more than haaal importance was taking place, and that W was aa evident disposition among the peo- peo- Ci to be Jubilant. Especially was this the case YalUtreet. and In Printing, hauae square and fts vidnity. Flags were displayed en the City BaQ,oe en the newspaper offices, and on tbe 9uneat hotels. Every countenance eeemed hear a look ef snpreme snttsf actioa. and aU " apparently awaiting with anticipations ef wight the receipt ef moat welcome news. At smgh,aoon after the sun had left the senith. It f the las rati -of -of the read connecting ear PPosite ocean -bound -bound shores was laid ; the last spike (a gold one, by the bye) y driven t and thereupon there was e swing of cannon. " nnala from TrlniTr - hnee, and general rejoicing orer the eomple- eomple- 01 the great enterprise, in the encceai ef not only thia country, but the whole dvil-4 dvil-4 dvil-4 world, is directly Interested. According te "hatmuneement made in yesterday Ttarsa, were special services tn Old Trinity, and P"ttenUr notice ef the event was taken by the f ? ef Ooauneree. '. At 10 o'clock A. ML. the Committee appointed by the Chamber at as last meetine nmMuukJ a w aHm k s s1 Unk ' Company. where Mr Sseeuca. Its Ckalnuja. mi Kohaif of the ar- ar- ganizatton, banded to tbe operator, to be sent to ban Francisco, the following CAHORATCXATOKT DIKPATCII. From the Chamber al Comuieree of -Vrv- -Vrv- -Vrv- York to the Chamber of Commerce of San Franeiteo, on the Completion of the faeifie HaUtray : Kew-York, Kew-York, Kew-York, May 10, l9 10 A. M. The Chamber of Commerce of tbe Btate of New-York New-York New-York desires to uuite at noon to-day to-day to-day with the Chamber of Commerce of Ban Francisco, In grateful grateful thanksgiving to Almighty God. the Supreme Kuler of the Universe, on the completion of tbe continental line of railway, spanning the territory territory of the American Union and commercially uniting two great oceans of tbe rlobe ; and in solemn recognition of the manifold benefits and blessings. Industrial and commercial, moral and political, national and international, of this great avenue of intercommunication. Tbe new highway thus opened to man will not only develop the resources, extend the commerce, commerce, Increase the power, exalt tbe dignity and perpetuate tbe unity of our Republic, but tn Its broader relations, as the segment of a world-embracing world-embracing world-embracing world-embracing circle, directly connecting the nations of Europe with those of Asia, will materially facilitate facilitate the enlightened and advancing civilization of our age. By order of the Chamber.' ' SAMUEL B. RCOGLTS, WILI 1AM E. DODGE, GEORGE OPDYKE, A. A. LOW. 8iecia Committee. In a few minutes' time the lightning carried the congratulations of the Chamber across the Continent. Up to the hour of going to press, no response bad been received to the telegram sent to San Francisco by tbe Chamber of Commerce of th's City. SBRVICES AT TRIN'tTT CTTCTtCH. Long before 12 M., the hour at which the special special religious services in honor of the great event were to begin, Old Trinity was crowded with a congregation representing all conditions of our municipal society, anxiously awaiting tbe commencement commencement of the exercises. At noon, after a voluntary on the organ had been performed, a long line of white-roled white-roled white-roled choristers and attendant clergymen emerged from the vetry and entered tbe chancel, all singing the following processional processional hymn : " O come, lond anthems let us sing. Loud thanks to our Almighty King, For we our voices high should ruinc When our salvation's rock we praife. Tbe depths of earth are in Hin hand ; Her secret wealth at 111m coinniiind ; The strength of bills that reach the bkies Subjected to His empire lies. The rolling ocean's vast abyxs By the same sovereign right is His; Twas made bv His Almia-htr Almia-htr Almia-htr hand. That formed and fixed the solid land. O let us to His courts repair, And bow with adoration there: Down on our knees devoutly all Before the Lord our Maker fall." Among the ecclesiastics In attendance were Rev. Dre. Dn, Ooilvik and Yrvro, of Trinity ; Bishop LlTTi-KJOHK, LlTTi-KJOHK, LlTTi-KJOHK, of Brooklvn; Rev. Drs, Bckgksb and Sttjbbs.Rcv. Mr. Obebxt. Rev. J. P. Whtte, of Newport, R. I. ; Rev. Professor Joctkbon, of tbe Episcopal Seminary, and many other clergymen of this City and Brooklyn. When all had taken their places in the chancel, the Lord's Prayer was recited with great fervor by tbe clergymen and congregation In unison. Rev. Dr. Ogilvie leading. The collects for the fourth, seventh and eighth Sundays after Trinity Trinity were then read, end the following sicclal prayer, set forth by authority of the Bishop of the Diocese, was recited by Rev. Dr. Dix " O God. the Creator of the ends of the earth. Who urtholdest all t bines bv the Word of Thy power, without Whom nothing Is strong, nothing is holy : we Diess ana maguuy iny gionous name that bv Tbv roodnees the frreat work which we commemorate this day has been accomplished, si that the extreme borders of our land have beei joined and brought nigh together, and a pathway opened Deiween remove pans yt tjic ia lVM IV! lUO UVill(UC4VT VI I till tli 1 1 1 1 auu for a highway ana a way whereby Thy Gos-Tjel Gos-Tjel Gos-Tjel Diav hmtA tm mnnA. And Thv hnlv name JZmJ be glorified. We thank Thee that the wilderness wilderness and tbe solitary place are made glad, and that the desert may refolce and blossom as the' rose. We come before Thee this day, iu deep humility and thankfulness of heart, acknowledging acknowledging that Thine, O Lord, is the greatness greatness and power, and the glory aad the victory and the majesty : for all that Is fir-the fir-the fir-the heaven and In the earth Is Thine. Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as Head over all. Both riches and honor conic of Thee, and Thou relgnestover all; and in Thine baud is power ana might ; and in Thine hand it is to mage great and to give strength unto alL Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Te Dewn Laudamue was then song, after which Rev, Mr. Obebxt read the lesson from tbe 7th chapter of Deuteronomy. Tbe epistle was read by Rev.J. P. Whttb, of Newport, R. I., and the ante-communion ante-communion ante-communion service by Rev. DjvDlx, when the Nlcene Creed was recited, and the anthem. anthem. " Great is the Lord, and greatly to bo praised," was sung as an offertory selection. ADDBKHS DT REV. I1B. VIKTOj Rev. Dr. VurroN then ascended thepulpit and delivered tbe following address Felixw-Citikn8 Felixw-Citikn8 Felixw-Citikn8 and Brethrrw : You have loot liiatened to the antbem of praise and thanks giving seni up I rum I wo iti(janiiw, mm lununri organs, one in the chancel and tlio other in tbe loft ; and yet so uniform were their sfruths that ?'ou could uot distinguish tbe harmonies of one nstrament from those emitted by the other. This intimate connection between these instruments instruments is grandly typical of the great event we are here assembled to commemorate the harmony harmony of music and concord of one tune are practically practically illustrative of the Joining of two oceans by ruilroad connection. In order to give im-pteartveness im-pteartveness im-pteartveness to the completion of a work so fraught with blessings to us as a people, the Chamber of Commerce of New-York New-York New-York have sent, by their Committee, a congratulatory dispatch to the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco. (The reverend gentleman here read the dispatch, which may be found above. This communication has probably reached its destination long since, even earlier than it is dated, owing to the difference in time between the two points ; and about the time when we shall have closed these exercises, our strains of praise and thankssivins: will be taken up and reiterated on lhe shores of the mighty Pacific. Pacific. Tkis is indeed u great event of the world ; it is one of the victories of peace a victory grander than those of war, which leave in their track deeolation, devastation, misery and woe. Itia a triumph of commerce a triumph indicating indicating free trade as a future law of tbe nation. It is practically, in view of the results that will flow to the cause of Christianity in consequence of It, a fulttltment of the prophecy recorded in Holy Writ : " And tbe Lord shall be king over all the earth ; in that day there shall be one Lord, aud bis name one." Zachariah xiv., e. We are told again that the Lord shall be king, and all the natious shall bear tbe voice of Zion. When we contemplate this achievement we can hardly realise its magnitude. Three thousand two hundrea and eighty-live eighty-live eighty-live miles of eon tin nous railway within four degrees of latitude and ftfry degrees of longitude In tbe temperate tone. It begun when the nation was agitated by war, and ia finished now when we enjoy a reign of peace. When the ocean route was discovered around, tbe Cape of Good Hope. It was very properly regarded as a blessing to mankind hence tbe designation by which Tit is known; but the completion of this nirbty work, which connects the two oceans, is astUl greater blessing. In tbe olden times, when camels tbcee strips of tbe deeert were tbe jneana need, lor transportation, for the rurther- rurther- anee of commercial tramc, it was louno sua t.OTp tha narmvana etoDued there would apring ap eitiee, aad there would be evidences of civilisation, too. with. this great work. It will pop big ,plate eur vast territory and be tbe great rnwey ox uie nauuiw, wu erveS It tO traae-WIta traae-WIta traae-WIta a. xu uioro Mnan aspect in which ws view it aa a weaning, mm eooaectMa with which we esteem it of still greater greater importance; It will preserve the Union ef these eitateek Philosophers tell ns, and we know it to be.. true, that where there are rivers which diverge in their courses, and have separate and distinct outlets, (as in EuropeJ there the nations beeeme diffused, and tbe peonies peonies are separated, and disunited. Bat where, ontbe contrary, the topography is each that the rivers all flow into bus' common central basm, there is lunssarlij- lunssarlij- a eoaeentratioa ef lutereste and of peoples, and that territory to marked out br Oodte be under one Government. By tbe operation of tnl natural law we must regard it i decreed tha there ahaU ever be a unity of veopletand sjovenunent in ell that territory which bee between tbe Aileghaniee and the Kot ky Mountains. " ' Beyond these lofty heights, how-Ver. how-Ver. how-Ver. we nad the rivers diverging, ae ia Europe. IrX following the rale that obtains In the Old Verid. there might be a diffnshin of Interests and aseoaration of government In that section ofthe country divided from as by the Sierra MeVadaaad tbe Rocky Moos tains. But thia railway counteract each surrural tendency to dSaonion, has prevented a eeparaUon, and binds the8ttee of the Atlantic and Pacific late one MtiorTEomi road unified and consolidated tKVkoman Empire. They were made by the ambiuoaof Emperor for the aeeassitiea ef war aad 1 enauneree but, nuder Divine Providence. the v were tbe high wars along which tbe Apostles and tbe missionaries of Christ carried the good tidings of salvation to tbe tribes of the people. So this Pacific Railway la a means, under Divine Providence, for propoira ting the Church and tbe Goapel from thin, the youngest Christian nation, to the oldest land in tbe Orient, now sunk in Paganism and idolatry, and so will revive the worship of the Triune (iod tbe God of our salvation salvation In the farther East, the birthplace of Christianity. For thia we celebrate this rreat event. Join with me, therefore, in singing an anthem of praise to God, " Glory to God In the highest ; on earth peace, good will to men." Tbe choir then pealed forth the Gloria In Mo-cart's Mo-cart's Mo-cart's Immortal Twelfth Mass, the rendering throughout being superbly grand. Dr. Dix then offered np the prayer for the whole state of Christ's Church militant here on earth, and pronounced pronounced tbe benediction, after which tbe clergymen clergymen and choristers returned to the vestry, singing singing the recessional hymn, commencing: " Bless'd be thou, the God of Israel, Thou our Father and our Lord ; Bless'd thy Majesty forever, Ever be thy uame adored. Thine, O Lord, are power and greatness, Glory, victory, are thine own; All is thine in earth and heaven, Over all thy boundless throne." Tbe musical exercises throughout were of a superior order, and chained the attention of the immense congregation. THE CHIMES. When the religious services were ended, Mr. Atliffk struck up the chimes, beginning by ringing the changes on eight bells, and following with national and operatic airs. The ringing of the chimes attracted a large crowd to Broadway at the head of Wall-street, Wall-street, Wall-street, and it was not until the booming of cannon In the City nail Park told of the receipt of an official dispatch by His Honor Mayor IIaxl. announcing the driving of the last spike in the last rail, that this crowd separated In Wall-street, Wall-street, Wall-street, and at the rooms of the Chamber Chamber of Commerce, the great event of the day was the subject of conversation and congratulation, and many announcements were made by tbe merchants of a determination to visit San Francisco, Francisco, via the new route, during the coming Summer. At the City flail. The flags on the City Hall were hoisted at an early hour, and preparations were made to fire one hundred guns as soon aa tbe announcement announcement was received that the last rail bad been laid and the great work completed. At 3:16 P. M. tbe following dispatch was banded to the Mayor: MA TOR BROWN, OF SAW FRANCISCO, TO MAYOR BALL. Promovtort Porvr. May 10, 1869. To Hon. A . Onkrw Hall, Mayor of Krte- Krte- York : The laxt spike in the rail connecting the Atlantic Atlantic aud Pacific by rail has beeh driven at 3:10 P. M., (New-York (New-York (New-York time.) A 8. BROWN. Mayor. In a few minutes after the receipt of Mayor Brown's dispatch Mayor Hall sent the follow ing: MATOR HALL'S REPLT. Executive Department. Citt Hall, I New-Yokk. New-Yokk. New-Yokk. May 10,1869. 5 To the Vayor of San Franeiteo: New-York New-York New-York rejoiced when, almost half a century ago, by the completion of the Erie Canal, the silver chain of Western inland seas was riveted upon the Atlantio Ocean. The metropolis of America exults to-day, to-day, to-day, because by the completion completion of the Pacific Railway two extremities and ennota of an immense continent are commercial ia, ly welded together. Apart from the relations of this grand event to cnrisiianuy, poiiiicai economy, economy, civilization and patriotism, it Justifies the metropolis in the pardonably selfish expectation expectation to soon become the commercial exchange of the world, Her newspapers, which have so aterf contributed to this day's result, mut soon accustom our citizens to phrases like this one: " The Asiatic freight train has arrived on time. So our flags are now flying, our cannon now boomW. and In Old "&tkt?lhean' Wnii-attwt Wnii-attwt Wnii-attwt a TM Veufn Imparts thankful barmo-mestoe'busyum barmo-mestoe'busyum barmo-mestoe'busyum about ber church walls. Can it, then, te necessary, by jarre words, to tender you fuller magnetic sympathy t a9 congratulations to you, phrases seem inadequate to foretell the run mil uon io your goiuen-gaiea goiuen-gaiea goiuen-gaiea city of enterprise of this beginning of railway in-tcrcommuulcatlon. in-tcrcommuulcatlon. in-tcrcommuulcatlon. Therefore let this 10t of May pass into the annals of &ah Francisco, New-York, New-York, New-York, and of every Lamlet, village, town and city along the iustP hlghwav. as'an anniversary day. A. OAKLEY HALL, Mayor of New-York. New-York. New-York. The Mayor also gave orders to fire loo guns In the City Hall Park In honor of the event, and Mr. Rcmjme having kept guns and ammunition in readiness, the first discharge was fired within five minutes after the receipt of the dispatch. A large number of persons congregated in the Park to listen to the booming of the cannon, which told of another great enterprise completed, completed, and to congratulate each othur on the event. Flags were hoisted on tbe Astor House and most of the private buildings so soon as the news was made public. Celcbratieaa ia Chicaaje, Philadelphia, BatTala aad Other Place. Chicago, Monday. May 10. The celebration of the completion of the great interoceanic railway connection to-day to-day to-day was the most successful affair of the kind that ever took place in Chicago, and probably probably m the West. It was entirely impromptu, and therefore almost every man and woman and child in the city did their part toward making making it a success. The procession was unique In appearance, and Immense in length, which at the lowest estimate was seven mile. During the moving of the procession Vice-President Vice-President Vice-President Colfax received the following dispatch : Promontory 8cm mit. Utah, 1 Monday, May 10. To Hon. Sthvyler Colfar, Vtce-rrerirtrnt Vtce-rrerirtrnt Vtce-rrerirtrnt : The rails were connected to-day. to-day. to-day. Tbe prophecy of Benton to-day to-day to-day is a fact. This is the way to 1 MBi SoDOE, JOHN DUFF. SIDNEY DILLON, T. C. DURANT. This evening Vice-President Vice-President Vice-President Colfax, Lieutenant-Governor Lieutenant-Governor Lieutenant-Governor Lieutenant-Governor Bross and others addressed a large audience at Library Hall, in which they poke eloqueutly of the great era which this day marks In the history of our country. , During the evening there m also a general indulgence indulgence In fireworks, bonfires, illuminations, AO. Philadelphia, Monday, May 10. At 2:30 o'clock precisely. Philadelphia time, tbe news was received of the driving of the last spike of the Pacific Railroad. Word was sent to the Mayor, and, ia a few minute, the bells on Independence Hall and various fire sta-ttmu sta-ttmu sta-ttmu were rune, drawing a crowd into t tTMtL thinklnsr a general alarm ot fire was being rung. The people toon ascertained ascertained the reason of the ringing of the bells, and flags were immediately hoisted every where. A large number of steam fire-engine fire-engine fire-engine were ranged in front of Independence HalL with acreecblng whistles, hose carriages, bells ringing, Ac Joy was expressed In every face at the completion of the great work of the century. The sadden flocking of the people to the State-bouse State-bouse State-bouse reminded reminded one of the reception of the news of the surrender surrender of Lu'i army, when a similar scene was enacted. Buffalo, NY., Monday, ay io, large crowd of ertfeen assembled at tbe Board of Trade room thia afternoon, to hear the announcement by telegraph of the driving of the last spike la the ran connecting the Atlantic coast with the Pacific, The telegraph wire was attached to a large gong bell, and at 1 o'clock. elty time, repeating stroke were simultaneously lade. At the completion cheers were given, the "Star Spangle Banner sung by the erewd. prayer offered and appropriate tpeeeheamade by Hon. D. B. BaJrgTRT, HSJrxT A. Kichmohd aad others. ScRAjrroK, Penn., Monday, May a. Scranton celebrated the eorffpletlon of tbe Pacific Pacific Railroad by tbe flriavg of cannons, rtnting of bells, whistling of locomotive, and a general expressjpa of Joy by it etttsena. The aatkerta Pacta neeeiaaT ef Diree. sere m sM. Iaetfa Bt. Louts, Monday, May 10. TLrrvi Pabsons. of New-York. New-York. New-York. Presi dent 0f the southern branch of the Union Paclfle Railroad, mooing from Ton Kuey, Ksnsas, down the Neosho Valley to Fort Smith, Axk

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