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main question ordered; and under the operation thereof the resolution was adopted.

GOVERNMENT RAILROAD PROPERTY. Mr. KELLEY submitted the following resolution, and demanded the previous question on its adoption :

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to furnish to the House of Representatives a schedule of all railroad property which was in the possession of the Government on May 1, 1865; whether held by right of capture or by purchase, and if by purchase, stating the cost. Also what disposition has been mado of such property; if sold, whether for cash or credit, and if for credit, under what law or authority, and whether the purchase money has been paid, or what steps have been taken to recover it.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. Does not that lie over, if objected to ?

The SPEAKER. Being a call for executive information, if objected to, it lies over for one day.

Mr. FARNSWORTH objected, but subsequently withdrew his objection, when it was renewed by Mr. Ross.

MEMPHIS RIOT. Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania, submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be requested to furnish to this House, if not inconsistent with the public interest, a copy of the report of Major General George Stoneman as to the recent riot at Memphis.

Mr. BLAINE. I ask the gentleman to modify his resolution so as to include all other reports in his possession on the same subject.

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania. I agree to that modification.

The resolution, as modified, was adopted.

Mr. RANDALL, of Pennsylvania, moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was passed; and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table. The latter motion was agreed to.

REBEL STATES. Mr. STEVENS introduced a bill to enable the States lately in rebellion to regain their privileges in the Union ; which was read a first and second time, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union.

ABOLITION OF BREVET RANK. Mr. SCHENCK submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing all laws authorizing brevet rank in the Army of the United States; and providing that all such distinction being abolished, some other mark, badge, recognition, or reward for gallant actions or meritorious conduct shall be substituted instead; and that the committee report by bill or otherwise.

WAR OF 1812. Mr. SPALDING submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the standing Committee on Invalid Pensions be instructed to inquire into and report, without unnecessary delay, upon the expediency of placing the surviving soldiers of the war of 1812 upon the pension-list.

REPRESENTATION OF SOUTHERN STATES. Mr. GRIDER offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That inasmuch as loyal men have been elected by the people of Tennessee as Senators and Representatives in Congress, they should be admitted to seats in the present Congress upon taking the usual oath of office.

Resolved further, That each of the States not now represented in Congress should be allowed representation upon the same terms.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. I make the point of order that that goes to the committee on reconstruction.

The SPEAKER. The Chair sustains the point of order. Under the order of the House it goes to the joint committee on reconstruction.

Mr. GRIDER. Do I understand that this resolution goes to that committee and is not debatable ?

The SPEAKER. It is not debatable. The

order of the House is, 6 that all

papers

which marshals and deputy provost marshals shall be may be offered relative to the representation placed on the pension-rolls. of the late so-called confederate States of

Mr. ELDRIDGE. Is that resolution deAmerica, or either of them, shall be referred to batable? the joint committee of fifteen without debate.'

The SPEAKER. It is not. Mr. ELDRIDGE. Is not that committee Mr. ELDRIDGE. I make the point of discharged by the report it has made?

order, then, on the gentleman from Indiana. The SPEAKER. The resolution includes The SPEAKER. The Chair sustains the all the so-called confederate States.

point of order. Mr. ELDRIDGE. The committee has re- Mr. HARDING, of Kentucky. I suggest to ported in full. Does not that end their service? the gentleman from Indiana that he make his How long do they continue?

resolution one of inquiry. Mr. GRIDER. Is it a standing committee

The SPEAKER. " Debate is not in order. or a special committee?

Mr. ELDRIDGE. I withdraw my objection The SPEAKER. It is a special committee.

to debate. Mr. GRIDER. And they have made a re. Mr. THAYER. I hope the gentleman from port.

Indiana will modify his resolution so as not to The SPEAKER. They have reported at give it the character of an imperative resoluvarious times, and there have been matters tion, but to let the committee consider the referred to them by the House since the last subject. report was made.

Mr. STILWELL. The committee can reMr. ELDRIDGE. Is not this the first mat- port a bill and let the House take action on it. ter that has been referred to them since that Mr. HARDING, of Kentucky. Is the resreport?

olution debatable? The SPEAKER. It is not. On motion of The SPEAKER. It is not. the gentleman from Illinois [Mr. Ross] the Mr. ELDRIDGE. I demand the yeas and address of colored citizens of Chicago was nays on the adoption of the resolution. referred to the committee. If the committee Mr. STILWELL. I modify the resolution had been discharged that would have revived it. so as to read “killed or disabled."

Mr. ELDRIDGE. Then it is endowed with Mr. FARQUHAR. I desire to state one immortality. (Laughter.]

fact to the House. Mr. GRIDER. I want to make one word The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order more of inquiry: whether the rule which re- except by unanimous consent. Is there obfers matters without debate applies to any other | jection? special committee of the House?

Mr. ELDRIDGE. We object unless we can The SPEAKER. It does not, so far as the have a chance to debate it on this side of the recollection of the Chair goes.

House. I call fortellers on the yeas and nays.

Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. Eld. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS.

RIDGE and StilwELL were appointed. Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio, submitted the fol

The House divided ; and the tellers reported lowing resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to:

-ayes twenty-three, noes not counted.

So the yeas and nays were ordered.
Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary bo

Mr. SPALDING. I appeal to the gentle.
instructed to inquire into the cxpediency and prac-
ticability of so consolidating the district courts of the man to make his resolution one of inquiry.
United States in all States which under the repre- The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order.
sentative apportionment of 1862 are ontitled to no
more than seven membersin the Congress of the Uni-

The gentleman from Indiana declines to do ted States into one district, and that they have leave

that. to report by bill or otherwise.

The question was taken on Mr. STILWELL'S STEAMER JENNIE HUBBS.

resolution; and it was decided in the affirmaMr. KERR introduced a bill to authorize the tive-yeas 65, nays 56, not voting 62; as fol. owners of the steamboat Jennie Hubbs to change || lows: the name thereof; which was read a first and YEAS-Messrs. James M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, second time, and referred to the Committee on

Banks, Baxter, Bidwell, Bromwell, Buckland, Sidney

Clarke, Cobb, Cullom, Defrees, Dodge, Donnelly, Commerce.

Dumont, Eckley, Eggleston, Farnsworth, Farquhar, PENSIONS TO PROVOST MARSIIALS.

Abner C. Harding, Hart, Henderson, Hogan, Chester

D. Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Hulburd, Julian, Mr. STILWELL offered the following reso- Kelley, Kelso, Kerr, Kuykendall, Latham, William lution, and demanded the previous question

Lawrence, Lynch, McClurg, McKee, McRuer, Mer

cur, Moorhead. Morris, Niblack, O'Neill, Orth. Paine, thereon :

Patterson, Plants, Price, Alexander H. Rice, Rollins, Resolved, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions Rousseau, Sawyer, Scofield, Shellabarger, Sloan, be, and they are hereby, instructed to report a bill Stevens, Stilwell, Trowbridge, Van Aernam, Henry extending the provisions of the pension laws to pro

D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whavost marshals, deputy provost marshals, and enrolling ley. Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, and Woodofficers who have been disabled while in the line of

bridge-65. their duty.

NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Ancona, Delos R. The previous question was seconded and the

Ashley, Beaman, Bergen, Blaine, Chanler, Reader

W. Clarke, Darling, Davis, Dawes, Dawson. Deming, main question ordered.

Dixon, Eldridge, Eliot, Ferry, Garfield, Goodyear, Mr. PERHAM. The committee have that

Grider, Hale, Aaron Harding, Higby. Holmes, Asahel

W. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, subject under consideration now, and have been Edwin N. Hubbell, James Humphrey, James M. considering it for some time. I am not par- Humphrey, Ketcham, George V. Lawrence, Longticular about it, but I should prefer not to have

ycar, Marston, Marvin,

McCullough, Nicholson. Perthis resolution passed.

ham, Phelps, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, John H.

Rice, Ritter, Rogers, Ross, Sitgreaves, Spalding, Mr. STILWELL. I will state that there are Strouse, Thayer, Francis Thomas, Trimble, Upson, a number of cases in our State, as I presume

Ward, Windom, and Wright-56.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Anderson, Barker, there are in other States, where provost mar- Benjamin, Bingham, Blow, Boutwell, Boyer, Brandeshals have been killed while in the line of their gee, Broomall, Bundy, Coffroth, Conkling, Cook, duty. Hence, I have offered this resolution,

Culver, Delano, Denison, Driggs, Finek, Glossbren

ner, Grinnell, Griswold, Harris, Hayes, Hill, Hooper, instructing the committee to report a bill pla- Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Jonckes, Johnson, Jones, Kascing them

on the pension-roll, and I would like son. Lafin, Le Blond, Loan, Marshall, Mclodoo, to take the sense of the House upon it.

Miller, Morrill, Moulton, Myers, Newell, Noell, Pike.

Pomeroy, William H. Randall, Raymond, Scheuck, Mr. PERHAM. That being the case, I have

Shanklin, Smith, Starr, Taber, Taylor, John L. no objection that the sense of the House shall Thomas, Thornton, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van be taken in regard to it. I will say, however,

Horn, Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, Wentworth, that the Committee on Pensions have this

James F. Wilson, and Winfield-62. matter under consideration and will report

So the resolution was agreed to.

During the roll-call,
Mr. DUMONT. I hope the resolution will

Mr. FÉRRY said: I am in favor of the be adopted.

principle of the resolution, but opposed to Mr. ELDRIDGE. What is the question || imperative instruction of committee. I therebefore the House?

fore vote “no." The SPEAKER. A resolution that provost Mr. THAYER said: My colleague, Mr.

upon it.

MYERS, is unavoidably absent from the House modify my resolution so as to refer the papers || having had under consideration the resolution and is paired with my colleague, Mr. Jounson. relating to the Representatives from Tennes- passed by the House on the 21st instant directBefore the vote was announced, see to the Committee of Elections ?

ing them to inquire into the expediency of Mr. RITTER said: I was absent during the The SPEAKER. Those papers are con- exempting the currency of State banks outroll-call. If I had been present I should have nected with the motion to reconsider. The standing on the 1st day of July next from the voted in the negative.

resolution of the gentleman from Illinois [Mr. tax of ten per cent. now provided by law until The result of the vote having been announced Ross] is therefore not now in order.

the 1st day of July, 1867, or until some day as above recorded,

GOVERNMENT SALE AND PURCHASE OF GOLD.

previous thereto, had concluded to report the Mr. STILWELL moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was adopted ;

same back adversely, deeming it inexpedient of Iowa

law upon the subject. and also moved to lay the motion to reconsider upon the table. previous question:

discharged from the further consideration of The latter motion was agreed to.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to report to this House how much gold be

this subject, and the report will be laid on the

table. ENROLLED BILL SIGNED.

longing to the Government of the United States has

been sold since the first day of January, 1866, the date Mr. LYNCH, by unanimous consent, from Mr. TROWBRIDGE, from the Committee and amount, by whom sold, the compensation allowed

the same committee, reported adversely upon on Enrolled Bills, reported that they had ex- for such sales, and the premium received; also amined and found truly enrolled an act (H. whether any gold has been bought for the Treasury

the petition of certain banks in Maine, asking since that date, and if so, the amounts and dates of for the repeal or modification of the ten per R. No. 568) to repeal section twenty-three of such purchases, the amount of premium paid and

cent. tax on their issues; which was laid on chapter seventy-nine of the acts of the third who acted as agents in making such purchases, also session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress, relatwhether any bonds of the United States have been

the table. bought for the Treasury since that date, the dates and

LEAVE OF ABSENCE. ing to passports, when the Speaker signed the amounts of such purchases, the amounts paid for the same. same, and the character and denomination of said

Mr. SHELLABARGER. The gentleman bonds. NATIONAL VOLUNTEER ARMY.

from Illinois, [Mr. Cook,] my colleague on Mr. JULIAN submitted the following res.

Mr. CHANLER. I object; that is a call the select committee upon the conduct of the for executive information.

Provost Marshal General's Bureau, is engaged olution, upon which he called the previous

Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. Then I give notice in taking testimony connected with that invesquestion :

that after the expiration of the morning hour tigation. I ask, therefore, that he may have Resolved, that the Committee on Military Affairs

I shall move a suspension of the rules in order leave to be absent during the sittings of the be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing a national military force in lieu of a regular to offer this resolution.

House. or standing army, to consist of volunteer regiments

DISTRICT PENITENTIARY.

Leave was granted. mustered into the United States service for three years, and raised and organized by the different Mr. PAINE introduced a bill to authorize

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. States in proportion to their population, said com- the construction of a penitentiary, jail, and mittee to report by bill or otherwise.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Forhouse of correction in the District of ColumThe previous question was seconded and the

NEY, its Secretary, announced that the Senate bia; which was read a first and second time, had' insisted on its amendments disagreed to main question ordered ; and under the oper- referred to the Committee for the District of ation thereof the resolution was agreed to.

by the House to the bill (H. R. No. 363) enColumbia, and ordered to be printed.

titled "An act supplementary to the several Mr. JULIAN moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was agreed to; and

NATIONAL CURRENCY.

acts relating to pensions," and had appointed also moved that the motion to reconsider be

Mr. DONNELLY introduced a bill to

Messrs. LANE of Indiana, VAN WINKLE, and laid on the table. amend section forty-one of an act to provide of the Senate.

Davis a committee of conference on the part The latter motion was agreed to.

a national currency, &c., approved June 3,
1864; which was read a first and second time,

The message also informed the House that
CONFISCATED COTTON.
referred to the Committee on Banking and

the Senate had passed bills of the following Mr. BROMWELL-submitted the following Currency, and ordered to be printed.

titles, in which he was directed to ask the conresolution, upon which he called the previous

currence of the House:

AIR-LINE RAILROAD TO NEW YORK. question:

An act (S. No. 339) granting a pension to Resolved, That the President of tho United States Mr. WINDOM submitted the following Benjamin Franklin; and be requested to cause to be laid before this House resolution, upon which he called the previous An act (S. No. 223) to revive and extend statements showing the amount of cotton in bales, question:

the provisions of an act granting the right and the value thereof, which was in the hands of the military authorities at the time of the cessation of Whereas the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com

of way and making a grant of land to the. hostilities as captured or forfeited cotton, together pany are entirely incompetent or unwilling to afford States of Arkansas and Missouri to aid in the with all cotton which has since come into the hands the necessary facilities to the traveling and business construction of a railroad from a point upon of the United States authorities as property of the public; and whereas the public have long enough late so-called confederate States; also the amount endured the extortions and annoyances imposed by

the Mississippi opposite the mouth of the of all cotton in any wise coming into the hands of the said company: Therefore,

Ohio river, via Little Rock, to the Texas bound Federal authorities during the war, and under the Resolved, That the committee on military and poscare of what olicers, and the disposition which has tal railroad from Washington to New York have

ary, near Fulton, in Arkansas, with branches to been made of such cotton in each Stato, both dur- leave to report at any time.

Fort Smith and the Mississippi river, approved ing and since the late war, how sold, to whom and by whom, and on what commission and for what price.

The SPEAKER. It requires unanimous

February 9, 1853, and for other purposes. The previous question was seconded and the consent to give a committee leave to report at

CONTESTED ELECTION. main question ordered; and under the operaany time.

Mr. DAWES presented papers in relation tion thereof the resolution was agreed to.

Mr. PHELPS. I object.

to the contested election of Boyd vs.-Kelso; REPRESENTATIVES FROM TENNESSEE.

ARCHING TIBER CREEK, WASHINGTON.

which were referred to the Committee of Elec

tions. Mr. ROSS submitted the following resoluMr. LATHAM introduced a joint resolution

TAX BILL. tion, upon which he called the previous ques

to provide for completing the arch of Tiber tion: creek through the grounds of the United States

Mr. MORRILL. I move that the rules be Resolved, That the committee on reconstruction be

Botanical Garden, in Washington city; which | suspended, and that the House resolve itself relieved and discharged from the further considera

was read a first and second time, and referred into the Committee of the Whole on the state tion of the application of Horace Maynard for a scat to the Committee on Public Buildings and

of the Union on the special order. in this House, and that all papers upon the subject be Grounds.

The motion was agreed to. referred to the Committee of Elections. The SPEAKER.

EIGIIT-IIOUR SYSTEM OF LABOR.

So the rules were suspended; and the House The application of Horace Maynard is not now before the joint com

Mr. WHALEY submitted the following reso

accordingly resolved itself into the Committee

of the Whole on the state of the Union, (Mr. mittee on reconstruction. The committee made lution, on which he demanded the previous | Dawes in the chair,) and resumed the consida report in relation to Representatives from question:

eration of the special order, being a bill of the Tennessee, which report was ordered to be Resolved. That the Committee on Printing be reprinted and recommitted. A motion was made quested to report a bill limiting the hours of labor

House (No.513) to amend an act entitled “An for the employés in the Government Printing Office act to provide internal revenue to support the to reconsider the recommitment, which leaves to eight hours a day.

Government, to pay interest on the public debt, the matter still pending before the House and

The previous question was seconded and the and for other purposes," approved June 30, not before the committee. main question ordered.

1864, and acts amendatory thereof. Mr. ROSS. Then I will modify my resolu- The resolution was not agreed to; there being The pending question was upon the amendtion so as to have it embrace all the delegation -ayes eight, noes not counted.

ment of Mr. Morris, as amended on motion of from Tennessee.

Nir. UPSON moved to reconsider the vote Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts, to insert after The SPEAKER. They are all in the same by which the House refused to agree to the condition. The subject of the delegation from

sectioni sixty-five the following as a new secresolution; and also moved that the motion to tion : Tennessee is not before the committee on re- reconsider be laid on the table.

And be it further enacted. That from and after the construction; it is in the House on a motion to The latter motion was agreed to.

passage of this act corn-shellers and wooden ware reconsider the recommitment, which motion is

shall be exempt from internal tax or duty. now pending and can be called up for consid

TAX ON NOTES OF STÁTE BANKS.

Mr. MORRIS. With the consent of the eration at any time when the House is not Mr. LYNCH, by unanimous consent, pre- committee, I propose to modify my amendengaged upon any other business.

sented, from the Committee on Banking and ment by inserting the words “corn-shellers, Mr. ROSS. Will it be in order for me to Currency, a report stating that the committee wooden ware" after the word “separators'

in the amendment on page 135, embracing mowers, reapers, and threshing machines. understand the Committee of Ways and Means consent to this.

Mr. MORRILL. I have no objection, provided the words corn-shellers” be inserted after “threshing-machines” on page 89. I desire that all these may share the

ame fate. Mr. MORRIS. I consent to that. The amendment, as modified, was agreed to. The Clerk read as follows: SEC. 66. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect, where not otherwise provided, on the 1st day of July, 1866, and all provisions of any former act inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed: Provided, however, That no duty imposed by any previous act, which has become duo or of which return has been or ought to be made, shall be remitted or released by this act, but tho same shall be collected and paid, and all fines and penalties heretofore incurred shall be enforced and collected, and all offenses heretofore committed shall be punished as if this act had not been passed; and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, is authorized to mako all necessary regulations and prescribe all necessary forms and proceedings for tho collection of such taxes and the enforcement of such fines and penalties for the execution of the provisions of this act.

Mr. THAYER. I move to insert after the word “be,'' page 191, line eight, the word "assessed.'

The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. ANCONA. I move to go back and amend on page 58, line twelve hundred and twenty-two, after the word "annually," by inserting "exclusive of materials.''

Mr. MORRILL. I must object to going back.

Mr. ALLISON. I now call up an amendment which was reserved :

Page 31, section thirty, strike out from line five hundred and thirty-nine to line six hundred and fiftysix, and insert in lieu thereof as follows:

That section thirty be amended by striking out all after the enacting clase and inserting ip lieu thereof the following: that in any case where sufficient goods or effects belonging to the party owing the tax and duties imposed by this act cannot be found by the said collector or deputy collector to satisfy the same, such collector or deputy collector is hereby authorized and required to collect the amount thereof from the real estate belonging to the party delinquent by Heizure and sale thereof as hereinafter provided; and for that purpose the said collector or deputy collector shall summon the party whose real estate is proposed to be sold that on the first day of the next ensuing term of the United States district or circuit court, held in and for the district in which the real estate proposed to be sold, or the greater part thereof, is situated, that he be and appear before said court and the judge thereof, and show cause, if any he have. why judgment for the amount of said tax and duties should not be rendered against him, and the real estate there nained sold to pay the same, together with the fees and costs growing out of the said proceedings. The said summons shall recite the amount of the tax and duties, at what time the same became due and payable, together with a description of the real estate scized and proposed to be sold, and where situate, and shall be served by leaving a copy thereof with the delinquent, or at his usual place of abodo with some member of his or her family over the ago of fifteen years. If the said delinquent cannot be found, nor have any place of abode within the proper collection district, then the said collector or deputy collector shall cause publication thereof to be made by at least four insertions in a newspaper published nearest the said real estate. The said collector or deputy collector shall, within five days after the service of the summons, or the eompletion of the publication thereof as aforesaid, transmit the same, with the time and manner of the service thereof properly certified thereon, to the clerk of the said district or circuit court, and upon the receipt thereof the said court shall be possessed of the case, and, unless cause to the contrary be shown by said lelinquent, shall render judgment against the said delinquent for the amount of the tax and duties found due by him and unpaid, and decree the sale of said real estate for the payment thereof at the first term of said court, provided the same shall commence not less than twenty days from the service of the summons or the completion of the publication thereof; otherwise, at the second term, unless longer continued for good cause shown. Upon the rendition of a judgment as aforesaid, the clerk of the said court shall issue execution thereon, which shall be a special fieri facias against the real estate therein mentioned in all cases when the delinquent shall have been summoned by publication as aforesaid, and has not appeared in person or by attorney; in all other cases, if the real estate mentioned therein be not sufficient to satisfy the judgment and expenses thereon, the same may be levied on other property, real and personal, of said delinquent. The execution so issued the clerk shall transmit to the said collector or deputy collector, who shall thereupon proceed to sell the said real estate, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the said judgment, fees, and costs, to the highest bidder for cash, at the court-house of the county in which the said real estato is situate, unless

another and different place shall be specially designated by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, first giving twenty days' public notice of the time and place of sale, and the property to be sold, and where situate, by advertisement in a newspaper, if there be one published in said county, and if not, by at least six hand-bills, put up in public places in said county; and upon such sale and the payment of the purchase money shall give to the purchaser a certificate of purchase, which shall set forth the real estate purchased, for whose taxes and duties the same was sold, the name of the purchaser, and the price paid therefor; and if the said real estate be not redeemed in the manner and within the time hereinafter provided, then the said collector or deputy collector shall execute to the said purchaser, upon his surrender of said certificate, a deed to the real estate purchased by him as aforesaid, and in accordance with the laws of the State in which such real estate is situate, upon the subject of sales of real estate under execution, which said deed shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated, and shall be considered and operate as a conveyance of all the right, title, and interest tho party delinquent had in and to the real estate thus sold at the time the lien of the United States attached thereto. Any delinquent, whose estate may be proceeded against as aforesaid, shall havo the right to pay the amount due, together with the costs and charges thereon, to the collector or deputy collector at any time prior to the sale thereof, and all further proceedings shall cease from the time of such payment. The owners of any real estate, sold as aforesaid, their heirs, executors, or administrators, or any person having any interest therein or a lien thereon, or any person in their behalf shall be permitted to redeem the land sold as aforesaid, or any particular tract thereof, at any time within one year after the sale thereof upon payment to the purchaser, or, in case he cannot be found in the county in which the land sought to be redeemned is situate, then to the collector, for the use of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, the amount paid by the said purchaser and interest thereon at the rate of twenty per cent. per annum. It shall be the duty of every collector to keep a record of all proceedings and sales of land made by virtue of this act, whether by himself or his deputies, in which he shall enter the tax for which any such sale was made, the date of the service of the summons, the name of the parts assessed, and the date thereof, the date and amount of the judgment, and all costs and fees attending the same, the advertisement and sale, the name of the purchaser, the amount paid, and for what real estate, and all material facts connected therewith, which record shall be certified to by the officer making the sale. It shall be the duty of every deputy making sale as aforesaid tô return a true statement thereof to the collector within ten days from the day of sale and to certify the record thereof, and the record required herein to be kept shall be received in any court as prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated, and shall be by the said collector handed over to his successor in office. When any lands thus sold shall be redeemed as herein before provided, if the redemption money be paid to the purchaser thereof, the said purchaser shall deliver to the person redeeming the same the certificate of purchase aforesaid, upon which he shall acknowledgo the receipt of the redemption money, from whom received, and the date thereof. Upon the return of the said certificate receipted as aforesaid to the collector, or upon the receipt of the redemption money by the collector as aforesaid, the said collector shall enter upon said record the facts attending the redemption thereof, and shall within ten days thereafter make out and certify a full copy of the record of such case, and transmit the same, together with the execution aforosaid, to the clerk of the court from which such execution issued, to be there preserved with the papers of the case. Any collector or deputy collector is hereby authorized to proceed as herein specified against the real estate of any delinquent in his district, situate in any other collection district within the State of which his district foring a part, and his proceedings in relation thereto shall be conducted in like manner and with like effect as if the same were had in his proper collection district. Whenever at any sale as aforesaid, no sum is bid for the real estate so offered for sale, or an amount insufficient to satisfy the judgment, costs, and fees, the collector or deputy collector is authorized to purchase the same for the United States, subject to redemption as herein provided; and if not redeemed, sball execute a deed as aforesaid, and deposit the same with the district attorney of the United States for the district in which the proceedings in the case were had. Thesale herein auiborized may be adjourned by the officer making the same for a period not exceeding five days, if he shall think it advisable to do so. The officer making the sale as aforesaid shall be allowed a fec of ten dollars, which, together with the costs of court and all other costs and charges attending the sale, shall be paid from the proceeds of such sale; and the surplus, if any, after satisfying the judgment, shall be disposed of as is provided in this act for like cases arising from the sale of personal property. In case the real estate authorized to be sold as aforesaid shall consist of several distinct tracts or parcols, the officer making sale thereof shall offer each tract or parcel for sale separately, and shall give to the purchaser a certificate of purchase for each of such tracts or parcels bought by him as aforesaid. If the amount bid for any tract authorized to be sold shall not then and there be paid by the person to whom the same is sold, the officer shall forth with sell the same again, in the same manner and until the amount for which the same may be sold is paid, and the claim of the United States to lands sold under and by virtue of this section shall be held to have accrued at the time of the seizure thereof.

The amendment was adopted.

Mr. DUMONT. I move the following to come in as an additional sectiop :

And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to have this act and the acts to which it is amendatory published in at least one German newspaper in each of the States of the Union where such paper may be published.

The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. MORRILL. I offer the following amendment:

Page 98, beforelinetwenty-two hundred and twentytwo, insert:

Provided, That any person who shall offer or expose for sale any cigars, cheroots, or cigarettes, whether the articles so offered or exposedareimported or are of foreign or domestic manufacture, shall be deemed the manufacturer thereof, and shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities, and penalties imposed by law in regard to the sale of domestic articles without the use of the proper stamp or stamps denoting the duty or tax paid thereon. Ånd the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Seeretary of the Treasury, may prescribe such regulations for the inspection and valuation of cigars, cheroots, and cigarettes, and the collection of the tax thercon, as shall in his judgment be most effective for the prevention of inequalities and frauds in the payment of such tax: Provided, That such regulations shall not be in violation of law. And in addition to other regulations it shall be the duty of the inspector or assessor who appraises any cigars, eigarettes, or cheroots, to examine the manufacturer thereof or his agent, under oath, which oath shall be administered by the inspecting and appraising officer, and reduced to writing, and signed by such manufacturer or his agent, with a view to ascertaining whether such manufacturer has any interest, direct or indirect, in any salo that has been made, or any resale to be made of said cigars, cigarettes, or cheroots, by the concealment of which he seeks to obtain a false, fraudulent, or deceptive appraisement.

The amendment was adopted.

Mr. MORRILL. Inadvertently, as the bill now stands, there is an increase of duty on apple and peach brandy. That was not the intention of the committee; and I propose to amend as follows:

Page 161, section thirty-six, line twenty-two hundred and twenty-two, after the word "paid," insert. "Provided, That brandy distilled from grapes, apples. and peaches shall be $1 50 per gallon: Anel protuled further."

The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. STEVENS. I offer the following amendment

Mr. HOOPER, of Massachusetts. I have an amendment to offer.

Mr. STEVENS. I yield to the gentleman.

Mr. HOOPER, of Massachusetts.. I move to amend, on page 126, after line twenty-nine hundred and three, by inserting the following:

That section one hundred and seventy of the act to provide internal revenue to support the Governmont, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes, approved June 30, 1861, be amended by adding thereto the following:

Provided, That for the purpose of making provision for the proper distribution of revenue stamps upon the Pacific coast there shall be allowed to the Assistant Treasurer at San Francisco a commission of one per cent. upon all stamps received and sold by him to agents or other parties to sell again.

Mr. STEVENS. I would like to understand

The CHAIRMAN. No debate is in order.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. The committee do not understand it. I desire to know whether that is

The CHAIRMAN. Debate is out of order. The Clerk will report the amendment again.

The Clerk read the amendment.

The question being taken, there were six votes in the afhrmative.

Mr. BIDWELL demanded tellers; and the Chair appointed Messrs. BIDWELL and SPALDING.

The House divided; and the tellers reported -ayes four, noes not counted.

So the amendment was not agreed to.

Mr. MORRILL. I move that the committee rise and report the bill to the House.

Mr. WILLIAMS, I desire to offer an amendment.

Mr. MORRILL. I insist on my motion.

Mr. STEVENS. The gentleman has no right to insist. I had the floor and was offering an amendment, but yielded to a member of the committee, [Mr. Hooper.]

The CHAIRMAN. The Chair understood the gentleman from Pennsylvania to withdraw

his amendment to allow the gentleman from for taxation the value of all manufactures taxablo And the same rule applies to a section or Massachusetts [Mr. Hoopen) to offer his.

under the provisions of this act, the actual cost to the clause of a bill

manufacturer of all manufactured articles which have Technically the amendment of the gentleman already been subjected to and paid a revenue tax, "and subsequently adopt a substitute therefor, the from Pennsylvania was not before the commit- and which have entered into tho said manufactures, bill is to be reported to the House with but a single tee; but it was understood that he yielded for

shall be deducted froin the taxable value of such aumendment, naincly, the substitute; and the House manufactures.

has only to choose between the original bill and subthe purpose of permitting the gentleman from

The amendment was disagreed to.

stitute.' Massachusetts to offer his.

Mr. MORRILL. I move that the commit- If, therefore, the amendment adopted in reMr. STEVENS. I do not know but it is all right already ; but I offer my amendment.

tee rise and report the bill to the House with || gard to cigars, &c., by the Committee of the The Clerk read the amendment, as follows:

the amendments, and with the recommendation Whole on motion of the gentleman from Ohio that it do pass.

[Mr. SCHENCK) should be voted down, then all Whenever any fraud has been or shall be charged against any person, cither in the annual, special, or

Mr. ANCONA. I desire to offer an amend

the amendments which intervened would fall, other lists, or in the monthly, special, or other returns, ment.

and the section would stand in that respect and the person thus charged shall deny the same and demand a trial, and shall tonder to the assessor good

Mr. MORRILL. I believe the bill has been as reported by the Committee of Ways and

Means. and sufficient bail to secure all the deficiency or read through and that I have a right to make amount of the fraud charged and costs of suit, all my motion, and whether I have or not I hope

Mr. MORRILL. What I desire is to offer further proceedings shall be suspended by the assessor and collector, and the whole case reported to the gentlemen will no longer persist in offering

an amendment to be voted on in case the United States district attorney for the district, who further amendments.

amendment moved by the gentleman from Ohio shall have power to proceed and collect the same in

The CHAIRMAN. The gentleman's motion || [Mr. Schenck] should be voted down. The an action of debt or assumpsit, and proceed thereon to final judgment and execution : Provided, That

is not in order as long as any member desires amendment I propose is as follows: nothing herein contained shall be held to affect the to offer an amendment.

On cigarettes, or small cigars, made of tobacco, proceedings by indictment or qui tam action.

Mr. ANCONA. I move to offer the follow- inclosed in a wrapper or binder, and not over three Mr. GARFIELD. I ask the Clerk to read

and a half inches in length, and cigars made with ing as an additional section:

twisted heads, the market value of which (tax inwhat has already passed the committee on this SEC. —. Be it further enacted. That proprietors of cluded) is not over eight dollars per thousand, a tax subject at the end of the eighteenth section, grist and saw mills, doing custom work for tolls, &c., of two dollars per thousand; when the market value The Clerk read as follows:

shall not be held to be manufacturers under this act, is over eight dollars and not over twelve dollars per

or the acts to which this is an amenilment, unless thousand, (tax included.) and on cheroots, and cigars And in addition to the other provisions of law, their receipts forsuch work exceed $1.000, as provided known as short-sixes, and on any cigars, the market whenever fraud is alleged as to any list or return, in the amendment to section seventy-nine by this act. value of which (tax included) is not over twelve doland the party charged

Mr. ROLLINS. In what part of the bill can

lars per thousand, a tax of four dollars por thousand. Mr. STEVENS. If it stated whenever any

On all other cigars, cheroots, and cigarettes, made fraud has been or shall be alleged, I would be the gentleman get in that amendment at this

wholly of tobacco, or of any substitute therefor, a stage? The bill has been read through.

tax of ten dollars per thousand. satisfied. There are several cases suspended Mr. ANCONA. I offer it as an additional

The SPEAKER. That amendment will be now for the purpose of allowing an opportu- section. nity to amend this provision.

regarded as pending, to be voted upon should l'he CHAIRMAN. If there is no objection,

The question was taken on Mr. Ancona's

the amendment reported from the Committee amendment, and it was disagreed to. the amendment made in committee will be so

of the Whole be voted down. modified.

Mr. MORRILL. I move that the committee Mr. MORRILL. And I offer the following Mr. STEVENS accordingly withdrew his

rise and report the bill to the House with the amendment for a similar purpose in relation amendment.

amendments, and with the recommendation to the articles therein named: Mr. WILLIAMS. I now offer the following that the bill do pass.

On reapers, mowers, threshing-machines, scales, amendment:

The motion was agreed to.

pumps, garden engines, hydraulic rams, and woodenThat section ninety-seven of the act to which this

So the committee rose; and the Speaker ware, a tax of three per cent, ad valorem. is an amendment be, and the same is hereby, re

having resumed the chair, Mr. DAWES reported The SPEAKER. That amendment will be pealed.

that the Committee of the Whole on the state regarded as pending, to be voted upon should I desire to have that section read.

of the Union had had under consideration the the amendment reported from the Committee The CHAIRMAN. It cannot be done. It Union generally, and particularly the special | of the Whole be voted down. is in the nature of debate, which the House has order, being bill of the House No. 513, to Mr. SCHENCK. I desire to ask the Chair ordered to stop.

amend an act entitled "An act to provide a question, in order to see if I understand the Mr. WILLIAMS. I do not ask to debate | internal revenue to support the Government, || position of the amendment in relation to cigars, it; only to have the section proposed to be to pay interest on the public debt, and for || cheroots, &c. An amendment upon my morepealed read.

other purposes,'' approved June 30, 1864, and tion was adopted in Committee of the whole Mr. MORRILL. That would be in the na- had directed him to report the same to the and has been reported to the House. The ture of debate.

House with sundry amendments, and with the chairman of the Committee of Ways and The CHAIRMAN. The Chair does not recommendation that it do pass.

Means [Mr. MORRILL] now moves an amend. understand any difference between reading a Mr. MORRILL obtained the floor.

ment in place of the one adopted on my moprinted page and debate.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. I trust the gentle. tion. Which question will be first taken, on Mr. WILLIAMS. Then I will modify my man from Vermont [Mr. MORRILL) will yield his amendment or mine? amendment so as to read:

to me for a moment, to offer an amendment in The SPEAKER. The House, while in ComSEC. —. And be it further enacted, That the ninety- pursuance to a general understanding which mittee of the Whole, considered the clause in seventh section of the act of which this is an amend

was agreed to in Committee of the Whole. ment be, and the samo is hereby, repealed, to wit:

relation to cigars, cheroots, and cigarettes. The *SEC. 97. And be it further enacted, That every per

Mr. MORRILL. If there was such an un- gentleman from Ohio [Mr. ScHENCK] moved an son, firm, or corporation, who shall have made any derstanding, of course I will yield; but I regret amendment in the nature of a substitute for that contract prior to tho pássage of this act, and without other provision theroin for the payment of duties that I am obliged to do so.

clause. Pending that motion the Committee imposed by law enacted subsequent thereto, upon

Mr. FARNSWORTH. I offer the follow- of the whole proceeded to perfect the clause articles to be delivered under such contract, is hereby | ing to come in as an additional section: upon the recommendation of the Committee of authorized and empowered to add to the price thereof

SEC. --. And be it further enacted, That all assessors, 80 much money as will be equivalent to the duty so

Ways and Means, and perhaps on motion of subsequently imposed on said articles, and not precollectors, and revenue agents provided for by this

other members. After the clause had been act, or the several acts of which this act is amendaviously paid by the vendee, and shall be entitled by virtue hereof to be paid and to sue for and recover

tory, shall be appointed by the President of the Uni- perfected the substitute moved by the gentle. the same accordingly: Provided, That where the Uni

ted States, by and with the advice and consent of the man from Ohio was adopted, striking out the ted States is the purchaser under such prior contract, Senate; and the advice and consent of the Senate

amend

clause as perfected. Now, should shall be given before any such officer shall be rethe certificate of the proper officer of the Department

moved from office, unless such removal shall be for ment adopted by the Committee of the Whole, by which the contract was made, showing, according

malfeasance in office during the recess of Congress. to regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of

on motion of the gentleman from Ohio, (Mr. the Treasury, the articles so purchased by the United The SPEAKER. That amendment will be SCHENCK,] be voted down in the House, under States, and liable to such subsequent duty, shall be regarded as pending.

the rule which has just been read the clause taken and received, so far as the same is applicable, in discharge of such subsequent duties on articles so

Mr. MORRILL. I desire to offer an amend- would be left to stand as reported by the Comcontracted to be delivered to the United States and ment in the nature of a substitute for the amend- mittee of Ways and Means, and not as peractually delivered according to such contract." ment adopted in Committee of the Whole on fected in Committee of the Whole before the

The question was taken on the amendment motion of the gentleman from Ohio, [Mr. | substitute of the gentleman from Ohio was as modified; and it was disagreed to—ayes | Schenck,] in relation to the tax on cigars, || adopted. twenty-five, noes not counted.

cheroots, and cigarettes, so that if his amend. Mr. SCHENCK. Then, if I understand the Mr. STEVENS. I desire again to call the ment is not concurred in the bill in that re- Chair, the whole matter may be simplified by attention of the committee to the amendment

spect will remain as perfected in Committee of the friends of this interest in the West voting which the gentleman from Iowa (Mr. ALLISON] the Whole.

down the amendment proposed by the gentleis willing to offer to the fourteenth section, The SPEAKER. The Chair supposes the man from Vermont [Mr. MORRILL] and voting striking out the word “penalties.!!

gentleman from Vermont (Mr. MORRILL] de- to sustain the amendment adopted in CommitMr. ALLISON. I move to strike out the sires to offer his amendment so as to have it tee of the Whole on my motion. word “penalties” wherever it occurs in the acted upon under this rule, to be found on The SPEAKER. The question will be first sixteenth section as modified. page 65 of Barclay's Digest:

taken upon the proposition of the gentleman The amendment was agreed to.

"If the committee (of the whole) shall amend a from Ohio. Should that be adopted, no further Mr. SHELLABARGER. I offer the follow- clause, and subsequently strike out the clause as question will be taken. But if the amendment ing as an additional section to the bill:

amended, the first amendment thereby falls, and can-
not be reported to the House and voted on. So, too,

of the gentleman from Ohio should be voted SEC. Be it further enacted, That in estimating if the committee shall amcad a bill ever so much"- down, then the question will be upon the propsider.

laboring man, not those used by mnen Ofarge proved, we shall reduce the article of tobacco

osition of the gentleman from Vermont, (Mr. to miners; for I see no reason why those per- cles named, namely: on one thousand cigars, or say MORRILL.)

sons engaged in a profitable branch of business fifteen pounds, the tax is ten dollars; on fifteen Mr. STEVENS. Then, if the amendment should be exempted from taxation, while par

pounds of chewing-tobacco, at forty cents, the tas

is six dollars; while on fifteen pounds of smokingof the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. SCHENCK] ties engaged in other branches of industry far tobacco, at thirty-five cents, the tax is only $5 35, should be sustained, the amendment of the less profitable are taxed.

and if the tax on smoking-tobacco is further reduced,

as proposed, to only ten cents per pound, the tax on gentleman from Vermont (Mr. Morrill] would Another question is the one in relation to fifteen pounds of the article will be only $1 50, and be out of the question.

reapers, threshing machines, and mowers. Cer- is a palpable injustice to the interests of our trade." The SPEAKER. Certainly.

tainly it seems to me that if we are about to I am fully persuaded, if the recommendation Mr. WILLIAMS. In pursuance of the

exempt any agricultural implements it should of the Committee of the Whole shall be apagreement made in Committee of the Whole, be those that are daily used by the common I offer the following amendment:

in every form to but an insignificant figure in In section sixty-five strike out the words "Secre- means, owning land in large parcels, and with the returns of revenue. I trust the amendtary of the Treasury' where they first occur and in

sufficient capital to invest in expensive machin. ments made by the Committee of the whole sert in lieu thereof the word “President;' after the word "authorized," in the second line, insert the ery. I trust, therefore, that the House will will be rejected. I think the amendments of words "by and with the advice and consent of the consent that the articles I have named shall be the Committee of Ways and Means, with the Senato;' strike out "his" before “ Department" and

subjected to a tax of three per cent., and not further amendments of the Committee of the insert in lieu thereof the words "the Treasury;" so that the clause will read: be entirely exempt.

Whole, ought to satisfy all parties, and I trust That the President is hereby authorized, by and We have passed through the bill, and in our they will be assented to as just and proper on with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint

progress have made amendments which reduce all sides of the House. an officer in the Treasury Department who shall be styled "Special Commissioner of the Revenue,"wliose the revenue in every direction. It may not I come next to the three hundred and ninetyolice shall terminate in four years from tho passage attract much attention here, but it will be sen- fifth amendment, to insert on page 124 "cord. of this act.

sibly felt and known at the Treasury Depart- | age and rigging? While cordage has some Mr. ROSS. I desire to ask the consent of ment at the end of another year.

claim to exemption, so far as it enters into the chairman of the Committee of Ways and There was a provision struck out on motion ship-building, if we allow the amendment to Means to have a vote by yeas and nays on two of the gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. STE- pass, as it now stands, we do not know how amendments which were offered, but not agreed VEXS] that journeymen cigar-makers should much would be included. It is too compreto, in Committee of the Whole: one amendment make returns once a month of the cigars which hensive and uncertain, and therefore I hope with reference to the drawback on cotton goods, they manufactured. Unless that provision is will be voted down. and the other relating to the tax on whisky. allowed to remain you will strike at a vital Mr. Speaker, we have now, after a very faithMr. MORRILL. I cannot consent to that.

part of the law. That return is the only abso- ful attention on the part of members, waded I now demand the previous question on the Iute check we have against fraud in the man- through this long bill taxing us severely now, bill and pending amendments.

ufacture of cigars. I trust when we reach that but destined to somewhat relieve our people. The previous question was seconded and the

portion of the bill the House will vote unan- I trust within a few years we shall dismiss as main question ordered. imously to retain it.

no longer necessary the most part of the proMr. `MORRILL. Mr. Speaker, I do not We now come, Mr. Speaker, to the subject || visions of the present bill. I hope in the course intend to occupy much time with any further of tobacco. On that subject I am aware there of two or three years at least we shall be able remarks upon this bill; and I shall ask a divis- is a considerable sensitiveness in some por to dispense with the tax on the major part of ion on those amendments only which I deem tions of the House in relation to the proper manufactures. I congratulate the House on of vital consequence; and even upon those I do

tax on smoking-tobacco and cigars. I desire the near approach to the end of a weary journot propose to ask the yeas and nays if upon a to say to the House the law as it has hereto- ney, and upon their leaving the bill in as acfair division there shall be a decided majority fore stood has made too great a difference in ceptable a shape as it is now, or as it is fair to one way or the other.

favor of smoking-tobacco as against cigars, suppose it will ultimately assume when it passes There are some points in reference to which yet the Committee of the Whole have gone this House. I think the House, upon a "sober second still further in the same direction and reduced The SPEAKER. The question is on the thought," will come to the conclusion not to

the rate upon smoking-tobacco so that the dis- adoption ofthe amendments made in committee. concur with the Committee of the Whole. One

parity will be largely increased. The tax is If there is no objection the vote will be taken of these was in relation to the right of gas

now thirty-five cents per pound, and only ten on the amendments in gross except those upon companies to charge over the amount of the

is proposed. I trust we shall not allow any- which a separate vote is desired. tax to consumers. They have this right under thing of that kind to prevail. Leave the rate The first amendment upon which a separate the existing law. At the time the provision at twenty cents per pound as proposed by the vote was demanded by Mr. Morrill was to in the present law was adopted, it was very Committee of the Whole and you will satisfy || strike out the following proviso on page 15: successfully defended by the gentleman from the trade and get some revenue--but not other- Provided, That no appeal shall be allowed to any Pennsylvania, [Mr. Stevens,) the chairman wise.

party after he shall have been duly assessed, and the of the Committee on Appropriations. I find, I am satisfied gentlemen from all parts of

annual list containing the assessment has been trans

mitted to the collector of the district. by various letters which I have received from

the country are suffering under a delusion as different parts of the country, that the amend

The amendment was not agreed to. to the point of the grief in this whole matter. ment to the bill, if allowed to remain as reThe real point of suffering is the insufficient

The next amendment on which a separate ported from the Committee of the Whole, will duty on the low-priced cigars imported, and

vote was demanded by Mr. MORRILL was to be very oppressive upon many gas companies. until we reach that there will be no remedy

strike out the following paragraph on page 65: I will read what is said by the president of the for the growers of tobacco or the manufactur.

47. Miners shall pay ten dollars. Every person, Gas Company at Covington, Kentucky:

firm, or company, who shall employ others in the ers of tobacco or cigars.

business of mining for coal, or for gold, silver, copOur company has never been able at any time to Mr. SCHENCK. Our people do not appre

per, lead, iron, zinc, spelter, or other minerals, not

having paid the tax therefor, as a manufacturer, and capital actually invested in the construction of the hend there is any advantage in paying ten dol- no other, shall be regarded as a miner under this act: gas works. The price to be charged for gas is fixed lars a thousand on cheap cigars when

only ten Provided, That this shall not apply to any miner by legislative charter at three dollars per thousand dollars is paid on high-price cigars.

whose receipts as such shall not exceed, annually. fect for private consumers and $1 50 per thousand feet

$1,000. for public lamps. The cost of manufacturing gas for

Mr. MORRILL. The argument or suggestho year 1865 was $2 20 per thousand feet, as shown tion of the gentleman from Ohio is without any.

The amendment was not agreed to. by the secretary's report for that year; so that the stockholders derive but a very small profit, without

real foundation, since by one of the amend- Mr. GRISWOLD. Mr. Speaker, the House a direct tax being imposed on gas companies as proments to the existing laws reported by the Com

did not understand the question. posed by the action of Congress. They are indirectly mittee of Ways and Means we have provided a

Several MEMBERS. Too late. taxed fully as much as other manufacturers." rate of two dollars a thousand only on all that

Mr. GRISWOLD. The report of the comI have here also a communication from the

description of cigars which can be made out of mittee was not confirmed by the vote of the Pittsburg Gas Company, by which it appears that tobacco raised in that part of the country from

House. they are obliged by their charter to furnish gas which the gentleman comes.

The SPEAKER. It evidently was not by a to private consumers at a price not exceeding $1 60 per thousand feet; that they are com

Mr. STEVENS. I ask the gentleman whether large majority. The gentleman can move to

reconsider. pelled to furnish to the city twelve million five

he deems it just that a cigar worth twenty dol-
lars a thousand should pay the same tax as a

Mr. STEVENS. I move to reconsider the hundred thousand cubic feet free of charge, and all over that quantity at seventy-five cents per cigar worth $100 a thousand.

vote by which the House refused to strike out

the section. thousand feet; and that the revenue tax amounts

Mr. MORRILL. It is just when the law

Mr. GARFIELD. I move to lay the motion to fifty-six per cent. on the company's net reprovides for it, and when it is, perhaps, the

to reconsider on the table. ceipts. I will say, also, in relation to this article,

only mode by which the tax can be enforced. that it is a manufacture; and I see no reason But that is not the question here, however, at

The question being taken on the latter myall.

tion, there were-ayes 59, noes 40. why the parties should be restricted as to their

Mr. BIDWELL demanded the yeas and nays. prices. The public can consume the gas or

I will now read a resolution passed by these not, as they please. I do not for myself see why || tee of the Whole-men residing in places where

The yeas and nays were not ordered. cigar-makers since the action of the Commit

Mr. BIDWELL. I demand tellers on orwe should not leave these parties in precisely the same condition in which they would be withlow-price tobacco only is produced and man

dering the yeas and nays.

Tellers were refused. out the tax being levied upon them. ufactured:

Mr. BIDWELL. I demand tellers on the The next question upon which I shall ask

"Resolved, That the existing law does discriminate largely against us, as will be soon by examining the

motion to lay on the table the motion to recona separate vote is the paragraph in relation rates per pound of existing tax on each of these arti

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