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time until such inability shall be removed 1.pintzen shall be du','made, acdibe Weled:hall be duly qualified; and this is

pesery person sucreeding to the utice sau purundt to its provisions. TILSON, of loma, moved that the w Foi the Senate be concurred in. Ibu

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h, sd on the table. motion was agreed to.

JA 11110AS COLLECTION DISTRICTS.

Bet sort business on the Speaker's table was D as abendment to the bill H. R. Sollitablish the boundaries of the col. ilgricts of Michigan and Michilimack: ni change the names of the collection P: * Hinailimackinac and Port Huron : - na taken up and read, as follows:

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por half ounce, or ninety-six cents per pound, I will not be referred to the Committee on the relief of Freedmen and Refugees, and for other
for carrying those mails that forty or fifty miles. Post Office and Post Roads.
Now, consider that the Committee on the

purposes.
Post Office and Post Roads were unanimously
Mr. FARNSWORTH. I am only desirous

The amendment of the Senate was to add the House should understand this matter. I in favor of this bill, that it passed the House

the following as a new section: without opposition and went to the Senate,

lave here now the figures showing the differ- Sec. 5. And be it further enacted. That the Com-
ence in these bids. These contracts before let

missioner is hereby empowered to sell for cash, orby and they passed it, with a provision that it

installments with ample security, school buildings very soon. The contractors must make proshould take effect from and after the 30th

and other buildings constructed for refugees and vision for their forage before the season is far of September next, when the bill comes back

freedmen by the bureau, to the associations, corpoadvanced. There are five bids for carrying this

rate bodies, or trustees who ow use them for purhere we who are more immediately interested mail. Wells, Fargo & Co., $1,300,000, with

poses of education or relief of want, under suitable are willing to accept this bill in this form, the understanding that they are to carry printed

guarantees that the purposes for which such buildespecially as by that time the route will be

ings were constructed shall be observed: Provided, matter if we pass this bill. There are four other

That all funds derived therefrom shall be returned decreased in length several hundred miles. bids, and the highest of which is $460,000, being

to the bureau appropriation and accounted for to the Now, then, Mr. Speaker, I hope that even

Treasury of the United States, $900,000 less than the bid of Wells, Fargo & handed justice will be meted out to the people Co. These other bidders made these bids with

Mr. ELIOT. Iam authorized by a majority who live west of the western boundary of Kan

of the committee to move that the amendment reference to the law as it is now, excluding l of the Senate be concurred in. On that motion sas and east of the eastern boundary of Cali- || heavy mail matter. The House will understand fornia. The law affects only those east of that the law now does not exclude newspapers

I demand the previous question. California. Those who live east of Oregon

The previous question was seconded and the and periodicals to regular subscribers. It cuts are not affected because of the peculiar phrase a little hard on the book trade and the publi

main question ordered, ology of the law, which is from the eastern

Mr. ELDRIDGE. I demand the yeas and cation offices, the men who are dealing in line of California eastward, and from the west- these articles. The question for the House is

nays on concurring in the amendment of the ern meridian of the western line of Kansas

Senate. whether we shall now add this $900,000 to the westward. This bill simply places them upon

The yeas and pays were ordered. expenses of the Department or wait a little. the same bases with all the other people of As fast as this railroad is completed these

The question was taken; and it was decided the United States.

in the affirmative-yeas 98, nays 20, not voting The mails will not be things are all carried, and in the course of a overloaded because there will be no more

71 ; as follows: year, very likely, we may be able to amend the matter than now. It will be no heavier than

YEAS-Messrs. Ames, Delos R. Ashley, Bailey, Balaw with ut saddling this amount of expense ker, Baldwin, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, it now is, but it will relieve the people from upon the country. I now call the previous Benton, Blaine, Blair, Boutwell, Buckland, Butler, paying this express company such price as it | question.

Cake, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Cornell,

Coynde, Cullom, Delano, Dixon, Donnelly, Driggs, may choose to put upon printed matter. This The previous question was seconded and the Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferriss, being the effect of the bill I hope it will now main question ordered.

Ferry, Fields, Garfield, Gravely, lalsey, Harding, be acted upon and passed. It is just as cor- The question was first taken on the motion

Higby, Hill, Chester D. Hubbard, Ilulburd, Inger

soll, Jenekes, Judd, Julian, Kelsey, Ketebam, rect now as in the early part of the session. to refer the amendment of the Senate to the Kitchen, Koontz, Lincoln, Loan, Mallory, McCarAs to Wells, Fargo & Co., I insist, as a matter Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads; thy, McClurg, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Morrell, Mulof justice to the people between Kansas and and it was disagreed to.

lins, Myers, Newcomb. O'Neill, Painc, Peters, Pike,

Pile, Poland, Polsley, Pomeroy, Price, Rauin, SawCalifornia, we should not give them any more The question recurred on concurring in the yer, Scofield, Sbanks, Shellabarger, Starkweather, favors than other people; that we ought not amendment of the Senate ; and it was con

Aaron F. Stovens, Stewart, Stokes, Tatie, Taylor, to give them more than other people are will- curred in.

John Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Vap

Aernam, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washing to receive for carrying that mail matter. Mr. CHILCOTT moved to reconsider the burn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Thomas Wil1 learn that propositions are made to carry vote by which the amendment was concurred liams, William Williams, James F. Wilson, John T.

Wilson, and Windom-98. this mail under the change of the law, as sug: in; and also moved that the motion to recon

NAYS-Messrs. Archer, Beck, Brooks, Eldridge, gested, for $330,000. I hope the House will sider be laid on the table.

Getz, Golladay, Grover, Haighi, Holman, Ifotchkiss, pass the pending measure.

The latter motion was sgreed to.

Thumphrey, Johnson, Jones, Kerr, Knott, McCorMr. FARNSWORTH. I think now I will

mick, Mungen, Nicholson, Phelps, and Stone-20. MESSAGE FROM TIE SENATE.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Allison, Anderresume the floor and decline to yield further.

son, Arnell, James M. Asbloy, Axtell, Barnes, Baro Mr. BASHFORD. I hope the gentleman

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Gorham,

num, Bingham, Boyer, Bromwell. Broomall. Burt, will yield to me for three minutes,

its Secretary, informed the House that the Cary, Chanler, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Davos
Senate had agreed to the report of the com-

Podge, Finney, Fox, Glossbrenner, Griswold. Harr-
Mr. FARNSWORTH. I will yield to the

kins, Hooper, Hopkins, Asabel W.'Hubbard, Rich. mittee of conference on the disagreeing votes delegate from Arizona for three minutes.

ard D. Hubbard, Hunter, Kelley, Lailin, George V of the two Houses on the bill (S. No. 181) Lawrence, William Lawrence, Logan, Loughridga Mr. BASHFORD. Mr. Speaker, this bill

Lynch, Marshall, Marvin, Maynard, McCullough, has been deliberately considered in this House. || granting a pension to Mrs. Ann Corcoran.

Moorhead, Morrissey, Nihlack, Nunn. Orth, Perham,

Also, that the Senate had agreed to the All the objections made to it were met at the

Plants, Pruyn, Randall, Robertson, Robinson, Ross, amendment of the House to the bill (S. No. Schenck, Selye, Sitgreaves, Smith, Spalding. Thadtime when it passed. It was deliberately con280) granting a pension to Michael Hennessy,

deus Stevens, Taber, Thomas, Lawrence S. Trimble sidered in the Senate, and they put an amend

Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, of Platte county, Missouri. ment upon the bill fixing a future day for it to

Van Trump, Elihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Wash

The message further announced that the burn, Stephen F. Wilson, Wood, 'Woodbridge, and go into operation. No one can object to that

Woodward-71. Senate had passed a bill (H. R. No. 764) for the except the friends of the bill. Instead of going relief of certain exporters of distilled spirits,

So the amendment of the Senate was con• into effect immediately it is to go into effect at with an amendment, in which the concurrence

curred in. a future day. We make no objection to that. of the House was requested.

Mr. ELIOT moved to reconsider the vote If I understand the chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads he does

Also, that it had passed without amendment by which the amendment was concurred in; not go back and renew the objections made

a joint resolution (H. R. No. 294) donating and also moved to lay the motion to reconsider
to the Washington City Orphan Asylum the iron

on the table.
here at the time the bill was passed, but says railing taken from the old Hall of the House The latter motion was agreed to.
that since that time there have been contracts

of Representatives. entered into, and this would affect those con

SALE OF IRON-CLADS. Also, that it had passed bills of the following tracts, and those contractors would come here

Mr. JENCKES, froin the joint Committee and charge the Government more than they | titles, in which the concurrence of the House was requested:

on Retrenchment, made a report in relation otherwise would if we should take this restric.

An act (S. No. 215) to vacate and sell the

to the alleged fraudulent sale by the Navy tion off of printed mail matter. Now, this Umatilla reservation, in Oregon; and

Department of the iron-clads Oneota and Caquestion has been before Congress for the last

tawba to Alexander Swift & Co., which was

An act (S. No. 275) for the relief of Eliza year and more. This bill was introduced a long Mascher, widow of John F. Mascher.

ordered to be printed, and recommitted to the time before ; and, sir, if it had been desirable,

coinmittee. if the Committee on the Post Office and Post ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION SIGNED.

Mr. UPSON moved to reconsider the vote Roads had wished this bill to pass, how easy it Mr. HOLMAN, from the Committee on by which the bill was recommitted ; and also would have been for them to suspend, by joint Enrolled Bills, reported that they had exam

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on resolution, the letting of these contracts until ined and found truly enrolled a joint resolution

the table, this bill was passed, and then urged the bill (H. R. No. 294) donating to the Washington

The latter motion was agreed to. through the House, putting our people upon City Orphan Asylum the iron railing taken from equal footing in all respects with other people | the old

Hall of the House of Representatives ;

COLLECTION DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA. of the United States. The pioneers who go when the Speaker signed the same.

The next business on the Speaker's tablo into our remote Territories have hardships

was the amendment of the Senate to the bill

LEAVE OF ABSENCE. enough to endure. They have dangers and

(H. R. No. 538) to extend the boundaries of troubles to meet from the Indians. You have Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio, was granted leave of

the collection district of Philadelphia collectors and receivers of public money among

absence on account of serious illness in his include the whole consolidated city of Philaus. You make us help bear the burdens of family.

delphia. Government, and yet deny us the right to send

FREEDMEN'S BUREAU.

The amendment of the Senate was read, as newspapers and other printed matter through

The next business on the Speaker's table

follows: the mails. I think it would be a great injustice was the amendment of the Senate to the bill

Strike out all after the enacting clause to the end not to pass this at once. I hope, therefore, it (H. R. No. 598) to continue the Bureau for the

in lieu thereof as follows: That the port of entry and delivery of Phila

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delphia, Pennsylvania, is hereby extended so as to hostility to the measures of justice and pacification this will cost the Government something. It include within its boundaries the whole consolidated provided by Congress for the restoration of a real and

is a proposition to change the mail service from city of Philadelphia, permanent peaco.

horse service to stage-coach service, three Mr. O'NEILL moved that the House concur Mr. GARFIELD. I move that the House times a week. There is now a tri-weekly line in the amendment of the Senate.

concur in the resolution, and as I believe it running to Fort Abercrombie; but there is ouly The motion was agreed to.

is well enough understood, I demand the pre. a "pony service,'' as the gentleman from Mili Mr. O'NEILL moved to reconsider the vote vious question.

nesota (Mr. Donnelly) styles it, from there to by which the amendment was concurred in ; The previous question was seconded and the Helena, in Montana Territory. The Com. and also moved to lay the motion to reconsider main question ordered.

mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads have on the table.

Mr. MUNGEN. I demand the yeas and informally examined this joiut resolution.
The latter motion was agreed to.
nays on concurring.

While they have not directed me to report upon
The yeas and nays were ordered.

it, I believe they are not hostile to it. I took
THE CHIEF JUSTICESIIIP.

The question was taken ; and it was decided pains to inquire at the Post Office Department The next business on the Speaker's table in the affirmative--yeas 102, nays 25, not vot- what would be the probable cost of this prowas the amendment of the Senate to the bill || ing 63 ; as follows:

posed change, and in reply I received a letter (H. R. No. 861) relating to the Supreme Court

YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Delos R. Ashley,

which I will ask to have read.
of the United States; which was taken up and Bailey, Baldwin, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Blaine, The letter was read, as follows:
read, as follows:

Blair, Boutwell, Buckland, Butler, Cake, Sidney
Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Cornell, Covode, Cul-

Post OFFICE DEPARTMENT, CONTRACT OFFICE,
Strike out all after the enacting clause to the close lom, Delano, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston,

WASHINGTON, June 6, 1868. of the bill, and insert in lieu thereof as follows: Ela, Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Fields, Garfield, Sır: In answer to your verbal inquiries of yesterThat in case of a vacancy in the office of Chief

Gravely, Griswold, Halsey, Harding, Higby, Hill, day yon are respectfully informed that this DepartJustice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Jenckes, ment estimates the cost of mail service three times a or of his inability to discharge the powers and duties Judd, Julian, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, week in four-horse post coaches on the route froin of the said office, the same shall devolve upon the Lincoln, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, Mallory, Fort Abercrombie, in Dakota Territory, to Helena, associate justice of said court whoso commission is Maynard, McCarthy, McClurg. Mercur, Miller, in Montana Territory, supposing the distance to be senior in time until such inability shall be removed Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Myers, O'Neill, nine hundred miles, at $135,000 per annum; and that or another appointment shall be duly made, and the Orth, Paine, Peters, Pike, Pile, Polsley, Pomeroy, such estimate is considered a liberal one. person so appointed shall be duly qualified; and this Price. Raum, Robertson, Sawyer, Schenek, Scofield, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, act shall apply to every person succeeding to the offioe Shanks, Shellabarger, Sinith, Starkweather, Aaron

GEORGE W. McLELLAN.
of Chief Justice pursuant to its provisions.
F. Stevens, Stokes, Taffe, Taylor, Twichell, Upson,

Second Assistant Postmaster General.
Mr. WILSON, of lowa, moved that the

Van Aernam, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C.
Washburn, Henry D, Washburn, William B. Wash-

Hon. J. F. FARNSWORTH, Chairman of Committee on amendment of the Senate be concurred in. burn, Welker, Thomas Williams, William Williams,

the Post Office and Post Roads, House of Represente

atives.
The motion was agreed to.

James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Windom, Wood-
bridge, and the Speaker-102.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. The estimate made is
Mr. WILSON, of lowa, moved to reconsider NAYS--Messrs. Archer, Beck, Brooks, Cary, Chan-
the vote by which the amendment was concurred ler. Eldridge, Getz, Golladay, Grovor, Haight, Hol-

quite large enough. I do not know how much the in ; and also moved that the motion to recon.

man, Hotchkiss, Humphrey, Johnson, Jones, Kerr, present cost is; but it should be deducted from

Knott, McCormick, Mungen, Niblack, Nicholson, ibis estimate. I believe this is the first approsider be laid on the table.

Phelps, Pruyn, Stone, and Taber-25,
The latter motion was agreed to.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Anderson, Arnell. I priation made to establish a stage line upon
James M. Ashley, Axtell, Baker, Banks. Barnes,

that northern Pacific route. I am in favor of it.
MICHIGAN COLLECTION DISTRICTS.

Barnum, Benman, Bingham, Boyer, Bromwell, There is a very large population in the northern
The next business on the Speaker's table was

Broomall, Burr, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Dawes || portions of our western States and Territories,

Dixon, Dodge, Ferry, Finney, Fox, Glossbrenner. the Senate amendment to the bill (f. R. No. Hawkins, Hopkins, Asahol W. Hubbard, Richard

and I am in favor of doing something for them. 198) to reëstablish the boundaries of the col.

D. Hubbard. Hunter, Ingersoll, Kelley, Latin. This is on the line of the Northern Pacific rail. lection districts of Michigan and Michilimack:

George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Marshall,
Marvin, McCullough, Morrissey, Newcomb, Nunn,

road. It seems to me no more than just and inac, and to change the names of the collection Perham, Plants, Poland, Randall. Robinson, Ross,

proper that we should pass this joint resolution. districts of Michilimackinac and Port Huron ;

Selye, Sitgreaves, Spalding, Tbaddeus Stevens, Stew- Mr. WARD, What is the additional ex. which was taken up and read, as follows:

art, Thomas, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble.
Trowbridge, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, Robert T.

pense?
Page 1, line sixteen, after the word " Territory,"
Van Horn, Van Trump, Elihu B.Washburne, Stephen

Mr. FARNSWORTH, Some sixty or eighty
insert "in said State.'
F. Wilson, Wood, and Woodward-63.

thousand dollars a year.
Mr. FERRY moved that the amendment of
So the resolution was concurred in.

Mr. WARD. Does the gentleman from Illi. the Senate be concurred in.

Mr. GARFIELD moved to reconsider the

nois think we ought to consent to the expend.
The motion was agreed to.
vote by which the resolution was concurred in;

iture of that large amount without any invest-
Mr. FERRY moved to reconsider the vote and also moved that the motion to reconsider | igation of any committee of this House ?
by which the amendment was concurred in;
be laid on the table.

Mr. FARNSWORTH. I think it far better and also moved that the motion to reconsider

The latter motion was agreed to.

that we should carry letters to the people there be laid on the table.

who are upon this route at this price than to
MAIL SERVICE IN DAKOTA AND MONTANA.
The latter motion was agreed to.

vote a million to carry printed matter, as we The next business upon the Speaker's table have done a while ago for our other Territories.. EXPORTERS OF DISTILLED SPIRITS. was Senate joint resolution No. 134, authoriz- We have never yet done anything for this The next business upon the Speaker's table ing a change of mail service between Fort northern overland mail route. It supplies was the Senate amendments to the bill (H. R.

Abercrombie and Helena; which was taken up, many forts and military stations where they No. 764) for the relief of certain exporters of and read a first and second time.

have a large population. We have never yet distilled spirits ; which were taken up and read,

The question was upon ordering the joint | given them anything but a pony mail. as follows: resolution to be read a third time.

Mr. DONNÉLLY. Mr. Speaker, a stateIn line four strike out the words "alcohol and."

The joint resolution, which was read, author- ment from me may perhaps answer some of In line five strike out

were," and insert "was.'' izes the Postmaster General to change the the objections in the minds of gentlemen here, In live six strike outor," and insert "and." character of mail service from Fort Abercrom- !) and I ask the attention of the House for a few In line ren, after the word "act,” insert "and as shall be provided for hereafter."

bie, Dakota Territory, to Helena, Montana minutes. Inline eleven strike out'thirty,"and insert“sixty." Territory, to post-coach service.

I am no more interested in this change of mail In line fourteen strike out "liquor," and Insert Mr. DONNELLY. This is a change from service than other gentlemen upon this floor. In line seventeen strike out " thirty," and insert

pony service," as the present service is An examination of the map will show that the

called, to coach service. This joint resolution Territories of Montana and Idaho lie imme. Amend the title by striking out the words “distilled spirits," and inserting in lieu thereof "rum."

has been informally examined by the Commit- diately west of the Territory of Dakota and

tee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and I the State of Minnesota ; that they go to form Mr. BUTLER moved that the amendments am assured by the chairman of that commit- part of our great northern belt or tier of States.

tee [Mr. Farnsworth] that they are satisfied At the present time intercourse with that The motion was agreed to.

it should pass. I therefore ask for its present country over the mail and stage routes is by Mr. BUTLER moved to reconsider the vote consideration, and call the previous question way of the Salt Lake valley. Direct commu. by which the amendments were concurred in ; upon it.

nication in a line due East and West, as proand also moved that the motion to reconsider Mr. WARD. I object to this way of passing | posed by this joint resolution, will shorten the

distance between New York and Montana one be laid on the table.

bills without their being investigated by the The latter motion was agreed to.

committees appointed for that purpose. thousand miles, and that, sir, seems to me a

Mr. DONNELLY. This is a Senate joint sufficient justification of this bill.
THANKS TO HON. EDWIN M. STANTON.

resolution, and could not possibly bave been member of this House, or if any citizen of this The next business upon the Speaker's table formally before the committee; and to refer it country starts to go by railroad and stage from Was & concurrent resolution of the Senate of

the city of New York to the Territory of Monat this stage of the session will be to kill it. June 1, 1868; which was taken up and read,

tana he has to travel one thousand miles fur

Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. How much as follows:

it

ther than he would have to travel if this stage

line were established. That is to say, he has tives , thanks

to descend from the latitude of New York sand dollars. Jue, and are hereby tendered, to Lon. Edwin M. Stanton for the great ability. purity, and fidelity to

Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. Will it not city to the line of St. Louis, and thence to the the cause of the country with which he has dis- be more than $80,000 ?

Salt Lake country, and thence to ascend north ebarged the duties of Secretary of War, as well amid Mr. DONNELLY, I do not think so.

to a point even higher than the latitude of New the opeu dangers of a great rebellion as at a later

York. Mr. FARNSWORTH. It is true, of course, period when assailed by the Opposition, inspired by

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PETITIONS, ETC. wabing petitions, &c., were presented cederale, and referred to the appropriate UCHANLER: The protest of Edward 'ze!

Las president, George M. Clearman, vice ya Toomas A1. Sandford, secretary, of Nie moer's Association of the State of

et against the passage of a bill reta, pa de mercantile marine of the Cnited 22. EGGLESTON: The petition of all lor segal liquor merchants of Cincinnati,, that sting that the tax on whisky nay

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The expense of the change is inconsiderable Roads of that body, received their recommend it for this session. If it is a just and righteous
compared with the evil which it remedies. The ation, and passed the Senate. It is now taken measure let us pass it. If it is not, let us vote
service by horses, or pony service conducted from the Speaker's table for action. It is it down, and not resort to what I may almost
by Indians, now costs the Government $84,000. absolutely impossible that it could have been call subterfuges to kill the measure,
If this change is made according to the letter before the Committee on the Post Office and Mr. WARD. How do we know that it is a
from the Post Office Department, just referred Post Roads of this House, save as I said, in just and righteous measure if we do not find it
to, it will cost the Government $134,000, or an informal manner. In that informal manner out through the instrumentality of the com-
$50,000 additional, and in exchange for this it has been considered, and the committee mittee appointed for the purpose of ascertain.
increased outlay we get a stage line that will through their chairman tell us they are satis- ing the facts? How do we know it?
shorten communication between Montana and fied it ought to pass.

Mr. DONNELLY. By that common sense our northern tier of States one thousand miles. Mr. COVODE. I would ask the gentleman and judgment with which God has endowed What are those Territories? They are rap- whether he is not aware that $80,000 were

[Laughter.] idly developing into mighty Commonwealths. thrown away on this route last year and not a Mr. WARD. The gentleman has more than The Territory of Montana shows to-day a pop- | single mail was carried over it? A few mails his share, and I was inquiring for a little of ulation of bfty thousand, not an idle, unpro- were started by Indians but not one ever went his. (Laughter.] ductive population, but a population of miners through. And in this connection I call the Mr. DONNELLY. I should be happy if who are taking out of the bosom of the earth attention of the House to the fact that a most time permitted it to fully enlighten the gentlethut metal which is to add to the riches of this enormous bill has been run through over the man, but it would take time. land.

chairman of the Committee on the Post Office Mr. MAYNARD. This is not a question for We may talk here, Mr. Speaker, about our and Post Roads -to-day, without reference to | levity, it strikes me, but for serious, substantial various policies of finance, of changing this that committee, a bill in which $1,000,000 are information. I wish to know what the present form of bond into that form of bond, of re- involved. I want this bill to go to the com- service is that costs $80,000? calling this form of indebtedness and issuing mittee. Let us have a fair report on the sub

Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. What are that form, but it is apparent to all sensible men ject.

the postal receipts from the pony service now that the best scheme of finance is to pay the Mr. CAVANAUGH. Will the gentleman there? debt, and that the means to pay the debt musi from Minnesota permit me to answer the gen

Mr. DONNELLY. We did not ask these be dug from the bosom of the earth either by tleman from Pennsylvania, (Mr. COVODE?] questions when the liberality of this country the processes of agriculture or the processes Mr. DONNELLY. Certainly.

spread over the uninhabited wastes of the of mining:

Mr. CAVANAUGH, I desire to say that South the mighty net-work of the postal serNow, sir, why should we not have this I know more about this mail route than it is | vice, and we have no right to put such queschange? What is $50,000 compared with the possible for the gentleman from Pennsylvania tions here to this great and growing northdevelopment that country will receive? By [Mr. Covode] to know. I know that the mail western loyal country--loyal all the way shortening the line of communication one was carried from St. Paul by the way of St. || through. thousand miles a vastly increased emigration Cloud and Fort Abercrombie, and came as Mr. MAYNARD. Does the gentleman refuse across the State of Minnesota, across the Ter- regularly as possible under the circumstances to answer my question and tell me what the ritory of Dakota, will pour into Idaho and to the town of Helena, my home. I know that present service is? Montana, and this nation will receive back the the mail was carried over that route during the Mr. DONNELLY. I have already twice abundant fruits of their industry in the shape last summer, and a portion of the last winter, stated that it is a

pony” or horse service. of the precious metals to be used at home or and the contractors were so earnest in the dis. Mr. FARNSWORTH. It is fair that I to be shipped abroad in payment of our debts charge of their duty that for hundreds of miles should state to the House that if this joint to foreign nations.

the letter mail was carried on the backs of men resolation is referred to the Committee on the If there are no other questions to be asked traveling on snow-shoes. I hope the gentle- Post Office and Post Roads, it is not at all likely I will call for the previous question.

man from Pennsylvania [Mr. Covode] is an- that the committee will have an opportunity Mr. WARD. I ask the gentleman to yield swered, and that he is satisfied.

of reporting it at this session. If the joint to me a moment.

Mr. DONNELLY. The gentleman from resolution is to be passed at all it ought to be Mr. DONNELLY. Certainly.

Montana (Mr. Cavanaugh] seems to have passed now, so that whoever shall contract for Mr. WARD. I do not know that I wish to given a sufhcient answer to the remark of the make any opposition to this measure if it came

the service may be able to provide the necesgentleman from Pennsylvania,

sary teams, forage, &c., for the seasons in that properly before the House. What I mean by Mr. DELANO. I desire to make a parlia country are not as long as they are here and ibat is, that I think this House, as the guardian mentary inquiry, whether a motion to refer this the men who propose to contract for the ser; of the public Treasury, at this time especially, bill to the Committee on the Post Office and vice will require all the time between now and owes it to itself and to the country to see to it | Post Roads is in order.

the fall to get ready. that no appropriations of public money are The SPEAKER. If the gentleman from made unless for reasons of the gravest neces

As I said when I was up before, I will say Minnesota [Mr. DONNELLY] surrenders the now, in reply to the question put by the gen. sity. Now, what is the question before the || Poor without demanding the previous question tleman from Indiana (Mr. WASHBUBN] to the House? A bill comes from the Senate pro- it will then be in order; or if the previous ques- gentleman from Minnesota, (Mr. Donnelly,) posing to create a new post route, and we have i tion should be voted down it will then be in as to what the postal receipts are upon this a proposition before us to expend from sixty to order.

route, that I presume they are very trißling. one hundred thousand dollars in the creation Mr. WARD. I hope it will be voted down, of that route. Gentlemen interested in the

The postal receipts on every route are very

Mr. DELANO. I desire to inquire of the trifling until you get the route established. The section of territory to be affected rise and gentleman upon what authority he limits the postal receipts on the central route to Califorrecommend the proposition; but the chairman | expenditure of this enterprise to $10,000. If nia were very trifling until you had the route of the committee on the Post Office and Post I correctly understood the chairman of the established, and a line of stages to carry the Roads says that he cannot, from the informal committee he said he was not himself informed examination he has been able to make, favor

mails.. While you are only carrying the wails it. So, after all, we have no recommendation parts of the House different opinions as to this fugitive, spasmodic, the people are not going

as to the probable cost. I hear from different by Indian and pony service, which is irregular, of a committee of this House. Now, I say let increased expense. Many gentlemen estimate to travel or send their letters that way. They it be referred to the Committee on the Post it much higher than the gentleman from MinOffice and Post Roads; let them examine the

will rather go round two or three hundred nesota does. I know very well that these estimatter and make their report upon it. Let it

miles. If you wish to develop the country mates are very often made, and I want to know and to facilitate its settlement, the only way have a deliberate consideration, and if it is the gentleman's authority for his estimate. found to be wise and proper to expend this Mr. DONNELLY. My answer to the gen:

is to do as we did in the case of the central amount of money to establish this new route, tleman is simply this: I have been informed,

route, to give them some facilities, to put & let it be done. and believe, for I was cognizant of the circum

stage route on and thus pave

the way for settle

ment. Mr. DONNELLY. . In answer to the gen- stances at the time the service was let, that tleman from New York, [Mr. Ward,] I will

The Committee on the Post Office and Post the present service costs $84,000 a year. The say that it is impossible that this bill should chairman of the Committee on the Post Office

Roads are of the opinion, from the cursory have been before the Committee on the Post and Post Roads has clearly stated to the House

examination they have given to it

, that this is Office and Post Roads except in an informal | that the Postmaster General has informed him

a fair joint resolution. While it will cost the way. The Postmaster General was so solicit- by letter read here, that if this bill passes, the

Department something, it will only cost about ous that this change should be made, believing | service will cost, “at a liberal estimate,''

one tenth as much at the most as will the

bill it was demanded by the growth of the country ) $134,000, which, as I figure it, is an increase

that has just passed, and passed, too, to afford and by the emigration that was tending in that of precisely $50,000 per annum.

the booksellers, publishers, and dealers greater direction, that he at first sought to make the

facilities in their trade. It seems to me that

Now, Mr. Speaker, I appeal to the justice change without asking the permission of Con. and fairness of this House to treat this north

it is very much like straining at the gnat after gress. He believed he had the power so to do,

we have swallowed the camel to refuse to give western country liberally. We well know that but upon a critical examination of the law he there is not a human probability that the Com

these people away up there in the North, these came to the conclusion that he had not that mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads will

military posts, and these remote territories, & power. So the matter was brought before the | have an opportunity to report again this session.

tri-weekly stage line after you have opened the Senate of the United States. It was examined We know, therefore, that, if we commit this

door to all the booksellers in the United States by the Committee on the Post Office and Post Il joint resolution to that committee we defeat

to send their books all over the Territories by
stage coaches.

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Walter Scribner, Francis Hart, Henry Conk- called out by the Governor of that State, upon Mr. DELANO. Is it in order to move to lay lin, and two hundred and thirteen others, the requisition of Major General Curtis, the this joint resolution on the table ?

printers and bookbinders of New York city, commander of the United States forces in that The SPEAKER. It is.

representing that the industry of the country State, to repel the invasion of General Price, Mr. DELANO. Unless the gentleman from is paralyzed for want of efficient protection reported it with amendments. Minnesota (Mr. DONNELLY] will withdraw his against the cheaper labor and capital of for

ORDER OF BUSINESS. call for the previous question I must make that eign countries; that much of the distress now motion, prevalert and increasing daily would be re

Mr. HARLAN. If the morning business is Mr. DONNELLY. I cannot withdraw it. lieved by the legislation suggested in Special

through, move that the Senate proceed to Mr. DELANO. Then I move that the joint Commissioner Wells's report of last year, and

consider House joint resolution No. 201, in resolution be laid on the table. perfected in the tariff bill (as passed by the

relation to the Rock Island bridge.

Mr. SHERMAN. There are several Sen. The question was taken ; and upon a divis- Senate) which failed in the House of Repreion there were-ayes 34, noes 58; no quorum sentatives March, 1867, for want of time, and

ators who have examined that question and voting. praying that Congress will resume considera

are opposed to that measure who are not here, Mr. DELANO, I ask for the yeas and nays. tion of that measure and enact it into a law

and as this day was specially set aside for penMr. HIGBY. I move that the House now at the earliest practicable moment. I move

sion business I doubt very much whether we adjourn.

the reference of the petition to the Committee ought to proceed with a matter that is disputed. The motion was agreed to; and accordingly on Finance.

Mr. HARLAN. I think the special order (at four o'clock and fifty-five minutes p. m.,)

The motion was agreed to.

referred to by the Senator from Ohio was fixed the House adjourned.

Mr. MORGAN presented a petition of citi

for one o'clock, and we have ample time to diszens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying

pose of this joint resolution in the mean time.

Mr. FESSENDEN. But there are not more PETITIONS, ETC. that pensions be granted to the soldiers and the

than a dozen Senators in the Chamber, and The following petitions, &c., were presented widows of soldiers of the war of 1812; which

there are several gentlemen absent who are under the rule, and referred to the appropriate

was referred to the Committee on Pensions. committees :

Mr. SUMNER presented a petition of citi

opposed to that resolution. It would not be By Mr. CHANLER: The protest of Edward zens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying right to take it up now in their absence.

Mr. SHERMAN. There is not a quorum Hincken, president, George M. Clearman, vice that pensions be granted to the soldiers and the president, Thomas M. Sandford, secretary, of widows of soldiers in the war of 1812 ; which

present, and I think it will be very unwise to

take it up now. the Ship-owner's Association of the State of was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Mr. TRUMBULL. If the Senator from New York, against the passage of a bill rela

Mr. SUMNER. I présent the memorial of

Іои does not press his motion at this moment, tive to the mercantile marine of the United John Beeson, known to many Senators as hav

I wish to move to take up another bill. States.

ing devoted his life to philanthropic efforts in Mr. HARLAN. I shall not press it in view By Mr. EGGLESTON: The petition of all behalf of the Indians, in which he represents

of the observations made by other Senators, the principal liquor merchants of Cincinnati, that the enormous waste of life and money and

and therefore withdraw my motion; but I desire Ohio, praying that the tax on whisky may be the demoralization from the frauds and wars

that the subject shall be properly considered, reduced to twenty-five cents per gallon. upon the Indians demand immediate redress,

and I shall repeat the motion at the first By Mr. KOONTZ: The petition of Thomas

and he proceeds to set forth several particulars J. Eddowes and 100 others, of Bedford county, under different heads, of which he proposes a

opportunity. Pennsylvania, asking for the establishment of reformation. I move the reference of this

DISTRICT COURT OF CAIRO. a post route from Orleans, on the Baltimore petition to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. TRUMBULL. I move that the Senate and Ohio railroad, Alleghany county, Mary

The motion was agreed to.

proceed to the consideration of House bill No. land, to Bloody Run, Bedford county, Penn- Mr. BAYARD presented a petition of E. 347, to which, I presume, there is no objec. sylvania. and A. Betts, H. B. Seidel, Casper Kendall, tion. It is a bill

to authorize the holding of a By Mr. MOORHEAD: The petition of S. D. Lammot, jr., and one hundred and thirteen district court at Cairo. Chadwick, farmer, and others, citizens of Alle- others, manufacturers and workingmen of Wil- The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. ghany county, Pennsylvania, complaining of mington and Dover, in the State of Delaware, R. No. 347) to amend an act to divide the the depression of industry, and praying for such complaining of the paralysis of domestic indus- State of Illinois into two judicial districts, increase of protective duties as will revive try resulting from the want of efficient protec- approved February 18, 1855, was considered manufactures and restore prosperity to the

tion against the cheaper labor and capital of as in Committee of the Whole. country.

foreign countries, and praying for the enact- The Committee on the Judiciary reported Also, a memorial of the Board of Trade of ment of a general tariff law, similar to the bill the bill with an amendment, to strike out all Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, recommending that which was matured but not finally passed by after the enacting clause, in the following Government aid or subsidy be extended to the

the Thirty-Ninth Congress; which was referred words: Kansas branch of the Pacific railroad. to the Committee on Finance.

That, in addition to the terins of the circuit and He also presented the petition of W. Jones district courts of the United States for the southern

district of Illinois, now held at Springfield, terms of & Co. and others, morocco manufacturers of

said circuit and district courtsshall hereafter be held IN SENATE,

Wilmington, Delaware, complaining of the at the city of Cairo, in said district, to begin on the SATURDAY, June 20, 1868.

first Mondays of March and October of each year. depression of industry, and praying for such

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the clerks of Prayer by Rev. A. D. GILLETTE, D. D. an increase of protective duties as will revive

the said circuit and district courts shall keep clerks' On motion of Mr. WILSON, and by unani

manufactures and restore prosperity to the offices for said courts at the city of Cairo, and all the mous consent, the reading of the Journal of country; which was referred to the Committee records and papers pertaining to business in said

courts at the city of Cairo shall be kept therein, and yesterday was dispensed with. on Finance.

they shall appoint deputy clerks for said courts, who Mr. PATTERSON, of Tennessee, presented shall reside in said city of Cairo. TERRITORIAL LAWS.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the district a petition of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsyl

attorney for the southern district of Illinois shall The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before vania, praying that pensions be granted to the perform the duties of his office in the circuit and disthe Senate the acts, resolutions, and memorials | soldiers and the widows of soldiers in the war trict courts held at the city of Cairo, and the marshal of the Territory of Montana, passed by the of 1812 ; which was referred to the Committee

of said district shall keep an office at the city of fourth Legislative Assembly, convened at Vir

Cairo, and appoint a deputy, who shall reside in said on Pensions.

city of Cairo. ginia City November 4, 1867; which were referred to the Committee on Territories.

Mr. CONKLING presented a petition of çit- And to insert in lieu thereof:

izens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying That, in addition to the terms of the district court PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.

that pensions be granted to the soldiers and the of the United States for the southern district of IlliThe PRESIDENT pro tempore presented a widows of soldiers in the war of 1812; which

nois, now required by law to be held at the city of

Springfield, terms of said court shall hereafter be petition of citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylwas referred to the Committee on Pensions.

held at the city of Cairo, in said State, commencing vania, praying that pensions be granted to the

Mr. WILLEY presented a petition of citizens on the first Mondays of March and Dotober in each soldiers and widows of soldiers of the war of

of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying that 1812; which was referred to the Committee on

pensions be granted to the soldiers and the The bill was reported to the Senate as

widows of soldiers in the war of 1812 ; which amended, and the amendment was concurred He also presented a petition of Duncan Jor:

was referred to the Committee on Pensions. in. The amendment was ordered to be endan, praying an extension of the time for appli- ll of the United States, praying the adoption of

Mr. YATES presented a petition of citizens grossed and the bill to be read a third time. cations in bankruptcy; which was ordered to

The bill was read the third time, and passed. a law investing all men with the equal exercise Its title was amended so as to read : A bill He also presented the petition of stone cameo

of the elective franchise in all the States; which for holding terms of the district court of the cutters of the city of New York, praying an

was referred to the Committee on the Judi. United States for the southern district of Illiincrease of the tax on cut cameo ; which was ciary,

nois at the city of Cairo, in said State. referred to the Committee on Finance.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

ADMISSION OF COLORADO.
He also presented a memorial of citizens of
Louisiana, against the recognition of the con-

Mr. WILSON, from the Committee on Mili- Mr. YATES. I move that the Senate prostitution of that State by Congress; which was

tary Affairs and the Militia, to whom was ceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. referred the bill (S. No. 214) to authorize 11, to admit the State of Colorado into the

the Secretary of War to settle the claims of Union. 404 Cong. 2D SESS.--No. 208.

year.

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BRITISH STEAMER LABUAN.
Mr. YATES. I wish to say to the Senate reason for my action,

consideration of a bill that has been referred

I. SEVNER. I more that the Senate in relation to this bill that the committee bave The motion was agreed to ; and the Senate to the District Committee.

med to the consideration of Senate bill No. again had it under consideration and have proceeded to consider the following resolu- The motion was agreed to; and the Senate

pared from the Committee on Fore

10 reported it back with amendments, to which tion, submitted by Mr. Sumner on the 17th of proceeded to consider the following resolution

es to carry into effect a decree of the nobody will object, to refer the whole maiter February last :

submitted by Mr. HARLAN on the 28th of May back to the people, and the State is only to be Resolved. That the Coinmittee on the District of

last: admitted on the condition that it adopts the

The crtion was agreed to: and the bill 'S. Columbia be instructed to consider if any additional Resolved. That the Commissioner of Public Buildfourteenth amendment to the Constitution. I

to carry into effect the decree of the tha: legislation is necessary in order to secure the rights ings and Grounds be directed to inake a survey of

of colored persons on the railroad from Washington the lower bridge, known as the navy-yard bridge, spark of the l'nited States for the southain sure in its present sbape there will not be to Baltimore.

across the Anacostia, and report a plan for a pertus

sestrict of New York in the case of the any objection to the passage of the bill.

nent structuro across the same at or near the present Mr. SUMNER. Mr. President, when I Mr. VAN WINKLE, I should like to make

site capable of sustaining a railway track and cars,

e cerner Labuan was read the second offered that resolution I had in my bands a with a footing on each side of the carriage truck, with xud desidered as in Committee of the a statement to this effect: several Senators great deal of evidence showing abuses on that

an estimate of the cost of the same. who are now absent called on me yesterday to

| iprovides for the payment to William road; that colored persons, very respectable,

Mr. HARLAN. Perhaps the resolution know what I intended to do with regard to the

Tuliam Leetham, and John Leetbam.of sai of both sexes, had been treated very badly on

ought to be amended so as to read, "the officer pension bills, and I told them that I intended

or their legal representatives, owners the road between Washington and Baltimore.

acting as Commissioner of Public Buildings to call them up as soon after the reading of

basingh steamer Labuan, of $131.221 %. Having that information I felt it iny duty to

and Grounds." the Journal as I could ; and I apprehend that

Ir mest from June 2, 1862, to the time call the attention of the Senate to it. The

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That modi

at and $5,000) without interest ; also, di several Senators, not being interested, are consideration of the resolution at the time was fication will be made.

De Jersey & Co., of England, or absent with that understanding. I have no objected to by the Senator from Maryland, who

The fesolution, as modified, was adopted. objection to this bill in the form which I un.

al representatives, part owners of the bui is not now in his seat, (Mr. Johnson.] Since

CHANGE OF REFERENCE. derstand it assumes; but I do not think, per

sed the same stesmer, $3,613 92, with Mr. POMEROY. With the leave of the ato Vay 21, 1862, to the time of

pay. haps, it would be strict justice, as I may have then I am happy to say a change has taken led them into the error myself, to take up any

place on that road, and I am not aware now Senate I ask that the Committee on the Pacific to Francisco Amendiaz, of Maisto bill of this sort when so many Senators are that there is any occasion for inquiryBy way Railroad be discharged from the further con

Kerico

, or his legal representatives, of confirmation of this statement I beg to read absent.

sideration of the bill (S. No. 557) for coinplet

li peef the cargo of the saine steamer, Mr. TESSENDEN. I do not think we ought | former complainants, one whose fainily had

a letter whice I have received from one of the || ing a direct and continuous line of railroad Is with interest from June 6, 1802, to take up such a bill to-day.

from Washington city to Mobile and other

23 of payment; such sums being due Mr. CONKLING. I should like to make been badly treated on the road, George T.

za decree of the district court of the in

points South, creating a post route from Washan inquiry of the honorable Senator from IlliDowning, as follows:

sia for the southern district of New

ington city to Mobile and New Orleans, thereby nois. Is it his purpose to take up the bill now

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 18, 1868. securing a more certain, speedy, and econom. and dispose of it in the morning hour? Dear Sir: I have the pleasure to inform you that | ical transportation of the United States mails,

wegal capture of the Briush steamer

up the managers of the Baltimoro and Ohio railroad Mr. YATES. Yes, sir. I presume the Sen

- l ber cargo by a cruiser of the Cnited have yielded to the progressive spirit of the ago; a

military stores, and munitions of war, which I ator from New York did not hear the statement point which will not be appeased until men shall be had referred by mistake to that committee a

! pri I made a moment ago. I stated the bill had respected according to their merit, regardless of their day or two ago. I desire to have it referred to

color, until color shall not be a badge either of disbeen again under consideration before the com- tinction or of contempt.

the select committee on the subject of national mittee, and this is a compromise bill to which I have been assured by the managers of the above railways, of which the Senator from Ohio (Mr. there is no objection, I believe, from anybody

rond that its passengers shall enjoy its advantages || SHERMAN] is chairman.

regardless of their color, and that its managers will in the Territory. It simply proposes to refer

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That order punish by dismissal any of its employés who shall the matter back to the people. disregard this, its rule.

will be made if there be no objection. Yours, &c.

GEORGE T. DOWNING. Mr. POMEROY. The bill is now merely

DISTILLED SPIRITS FOR ARMY IIOSPITALS Hon. CHARLES SUMNER. an enabling act, and I think there can be no

Mr. WILSON. I move to take up House objection to it.

resolution Mr. CONKLING. I know in general terms what the amendment is that is suggested to the understanding with Mr. Downing, who is a

as in Committee of the whole, proceeded to
Colorado bill. It is an amendment which I representative of the colored race, I do not
believe is calculated to remove objections to it.

consider the joint resolution (H. R. No. 262)
propose to press the inquiry any further, and I
therefore ask leave to withdraw the resolution.

authorizing certain distilled spirits to be turned
At the same time I have no idea that the bill
can be taken up and passed in any form in the

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The reso.

over to the Surgeon General for the use of the morning hour to day. In addition to that, there lution will be withdrawn, it there be no ob

Army hospitals. It authorizes the Secretary

of the Treasury to deliver to the Surgeon Gen. is not a quorum of the Senate present, as we jection.

eral of the Army all the distilled spirits proall see; and the understanding was that this

ISRAEL T. CANBY'S SURETIES.

duced during the experiments made by the late day was to be devoted to another purpose, and Mr. HENDRICKS. I move to take up

the

commission for testing meters for the internal that that particular business was certainly to bill that was before the Senate yesterday morn

revenue service, to be used for the Army hosoccupy the day. Now, I submit to my hon- | ing in the morning hour. It will take but a pitals, and to be paid for at a reasonable cost

1 orable friend, without wishing to interfere at moment, I presume, to consider it. The report out of any moneys appropriated for the purall with him in getting up his bill, that this is is now printed,

chase of Army hospital stores, the amount an unfortunate time to select to do it. If the The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, received to be applied toward the expenses of amendment is satisfactory to all interests, and as in Committee of the Whole, resumed the the commission. if it shall avoid all objections, certainly there consideration of the bill (S. No. 428) for the

The joint resolution was reported to the can be no purpose in pressing it now, in the relief of the sureties of Israel T. Canby, late Senate without amendment, ordered to a third absence of Senators; whereas a majority being receiver of publ.c moneys at Crawfordsville, reading, read the third time, and passed.

qui absent, and absent upon an understanding that Indiana.

HYGEIA HOTEL AT FORTRESS MONROE. do business of this sort was to be considered Mr. MORTON. I know something about

House to-day-for the understanding went as far as the character of this application, and I think

Mr. WILSON. I now move to take thal-I submit to the honorable Senator that it the bill ought to pass. The liability of these

joint resolution No. 266. would rather provoke suspicion and distrust parties has been suffered to sluinber for full

The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, of the amendment and the bill that to win for forty years until nearly all the bondsmen are as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to

13 a correct one to base such pre it the consent of those who otherwise might be dead, and I think it would be a matter of gross

consider the joint resolution (H. R. No. 266) inclined to coucur in it. Therefore, not mak: injustice now to press the collection of this

to authorize the enlargement of the Hygeia

08:that it is correct I shall not of ing ibę suggestion in enmity to the measure or money upon two old men, one of whom is a

Hotel at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. It pro

as criticising the action of the 'on the amendment, it seems to ine it would be paralytic and cannot raise his hand, as I am

poses to authorize the Secretary of War to betler to wait until a day comes that general told, and the other is an old man living in the

grant permission to Henry Clark, proprietor business is in order, and in expectation, too, town where I reside who has but a few days Il ginia, to enlarge the hotel in such a mauner as

of the Hygeia Hotel at Fortress Monroe, Virand then take up Colorado, and if the amend- before him. It occurs to me where the Govment is satisfactory, as I hope it will be, there ernment has suffered a liability of this kind to

knitting that question to the body wi

may be compatible with the interests of the will probably be no objection to its passage.

shpalpated it to them. I am of the la sleep for forty years that there is no equity or

United States; but such enlargement, or any Mr. YATES. I should not have moved to

justice in attempting to collect it after that building hereafter erected by any person of take up the bill but for the understanding that time, and especially under the circumstances

persons upon the lands of the United States all objections to it were removed by the that surround these parties.

at Fortress Monroe, are to be at once removed,

e of action for our Government' fro amendment; and even now I shall not press The bill was reported to the Senate without

at the expense of the respective owners, when. it, although I do not understand the force of amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third

ever the Secretary of War shall deem such the points made by the Senator from New reading, read the third time, and passed.

redoval necessary; and no claim for damages York. I withdraw the motion for the present.

NAVY-YARD BRIDGE.

therefor is to be made upon the Government BALTIMORE AND OI110 RAILROAD.

of the United States; and the building so to Mr. HARLAN. I move that the Senate be enlarged is to be subject to taxation under

wind to give notice that at an Mr. SUMNER. There was a resolution take up for consideration a resolution intro

State and national authority the same as other which I offered some months ago relating to duced some time since by ine in relation to a property.. the railroad between Washington and Balti

*** you and maps upon that survey for a bridge across the Eastern Branch.

The joint resolution was reported to the more, which I wish to call up, and, after There will be no objection to it, I am sure,

Senate without amendment, ordered to a third making a single remark with regard to it, I and it is necessary to be passed now in order I reading, read the third time, and passed.

a teport made, want

USNESS. Mr. President, my friend, i wastan of the Committee on Foreign Qu

26 araps manifests a great degree of poe en reporting bilis for the payment tips

. I suppose that ascertained seks be paid, but I am sorry to see that iner

heit ! at an equal promptness by him in pics for the protection of the rightslai apena abroad. There have been times in seid be sorry if they had passed — ' ben se rehts of men demanded protection | 1 do cat attention quite as much as the id med. My friend would scarcely w stary the position of being bere as pr: - Khi adrocate of the rights of property to steentoi debts as contradistinguished e sport and sustenance of the rights | ti01

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al stea cognate to the subject, I took ieve samt u inquire of the honorable chair.

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