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press-room cach day.) sold, consumed, or removed for consumption or sale, or removed froin the place of manul'acture in bond, and to what district; and shall, on or before the tenth day of each and every month, furnish to the assistant assessor of the division a true and accurate abstract from such book of all such purchases, sales, and removals, made during the month next preceding, which a betract shall be verified by his oath or affirmation; and in case of refusal or willful neglect to deliver the inventory, or keep the account, or furnish the abstract aforesaid, he eball, on conviction, befined not less than $500 nor more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than six montbs nor more than three years. And it shall bo the duty of any dealer in leaf tobacco, or in any inaterial used in inanufacturing tobacco or snuff, ondemand of any officer of internal revenue to render a true and correct statement, verified by oathornlirmAtion, of the quantity and amount of such leaf tobacco or materials sold or delivered to any person named in sucha demand; and in case of refusal or neglect to render such statement, or if there is cause to believe such statement to be incorrect or fraudulent, the assessor shall make an examination of perBons, books, and papers, in the same manner as provided in this act in relation to frauds and evasions.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 72. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of Internal Revepue shall cause to be prepared suitabla and special revenue stamps for payment of the lux on tobacco and snuff, which stamps shall indicate the weight and class of the article on whicli payment is to be made, and stamps when used on any wooden packayo shall be canceled by sinking a portion of the same into the wood with a stcei die; also, such warehouse stamps as are required by this act, which stamps sball be furnished to the collectors of internal revenue requiring the same, who shall each keep at all times a supply oqual in amount to three months' sales thereof, and shall se'l the same only to the manufacturers of tobacco and snuff in thcir respective districts who have given bonis as required by law, to owners or consignees of tobacco or snuif, upon the requisition of the proper customhouse officer having the custody of such tobacco or snuff, and to persons required by law to atfix the same to tobacco or snuff on hand on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1869; and every collector shall keep an account of the number, amount, and denominate values of stamps sold by him to each manufacturer, and to other persons above described.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 73. And be it further enacted, That every man. ufacturer of tobacco or snuff shall, in addition to all other requirements of this act relating to tobacco, securely atlix, by pasting on each package containing tobacco or snuff manufactured by or for him, a label on which shall be printed, together with the manufacturer's name and the number of his manne factory, and the district and State in which it is situated, these words:

"NOTICE.-The manufacturer of this tobacco has complied with all requirements of law. Every person is cautioned, under the penalties of law, not to use this package for tobacco again."

Any manufacturer of tobacco who shall neglect to aflix such label to any package containing tobacco made by or for him, or sold or offered tor sale by or for bim; or any person who shall remove any sueh label so affixed from anysuch package.shall, on conviction, be fined fifty dollars for each package in respect to which such offense shall be committed.

Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. I move before the words “securely affix” to insert print on cach package or.

The amendment was agreed to.

No further amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 74. And be it further enacted, That any manufacturer of tobacco or snuff who shall remove otherwise than as provided by law, or sell any tobacco or. snuff without the proper stamps denoting the tax thereon, or without having paid the special tax, or given bond is required by law, or who shall mako fatso or fraudulent entries of manufactures or sales of tobacco or snuff, or who shall make false or fraudulent entries of the purchase or sales of leaf tobacco, tobacco stems, or other material, or who shall affix any false, forged, fraudulent, spurious, or counterfeit stamp, or imitation of any stamp required by this act, to any box or package containing any tobacco or snuff, shall, in addition to the penalties elsewhere provided in this act for such offenses, forfeit to the United States all the raw material and manufactured or partly manufactured tobacco and souff, and all machinery, tools, implements, apparatus, fixtures, boxes, and barrels, and all other materials which shall be found in the possession of such person, in the manufactory of such person, or elsewhere.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read as follows:

Sec. 75. And be it further enacted, That the absence of the proper stamp on any package of manufactured tobacco or snuff shall be notice to all persons that tho tax has not been paid thereon, and shall bo prima facie evidence of the non-payment thereof. And Buch tobacco or snuff shall be forfeited to the United States.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read as follows:

Seo. 76. And be it further enacted, That any person

who shall remove from any manufactory, or from L. Mr. CARY. Yes, sir; he does. He has to
any place where tobacco or snuff is made, any man- have one. He has to give a bond of $5,000.
ufactured tobacco or snuff without the same being

Mr. SCHENCK. That objection was made
put up in proper packages, or without the proper
stamp for the amount of tax thereon being affixed to us, and after hearing it was considered that
for export, without the proper" warthouse stalnp

there was some reason in it, so we agreed with
being aftixed; or shall use, sell, or offer for sale, or

the gentlemen who came before us to alter the
have in possession, except in the manufactory or in phraseology so as to make it" or he may pro-
a bonded warehouse, any manufactured tobacco or vide a secure room in a suitable building to be
snuff, without proper stamps being a fixed and can-
celed; or shall sell, or offer for sale, for consumption

used as such warehouse." That seemed to be
in the United Statos, or use, or have in possession, satisfactory.
except in the manufactory or in a bonded warehouse,

Mr. CARY. There are a great many small
any manufactured tobacco or snuff on which only
the warehouse stamp marking tho sane for export

manufacturers who are not worth $5,000 who Nosman
has been affixed, shall, on conviction thereof, for have $5,000 worth of tobacco on hand or more,
each such offense, respectively, be fined not less than
$1,000 nor more than $5,000, and be imprisoned not

and yet you require them all to have a bonded
less than six months nor more than two years. And warehouse or a store room, and to give a bond.
any person who sball affix to any package containing It seems to me this will bave the effect to break
tobacco or snuff any falso, forged, fraudulent, spu-
rious, or counterfeit stamp, or a stamp which has

up all the small manufacturers of tobacco and
been before used, shall be deemed guilty of a felony,

throw the business into the hands of monopo-
and, on conviction, shall be fined not less than $1,000 lists. I do not see the necessity for bonded
nor inore than $5,000, and imprisoued not less than

warehouses for tobacco at all except for export.
two years nor more than five years.
No amendment being offered, the Clerk read They cannot move it from the factory until a

stamp is put on it. They are under bond not
as follows:

to do it. Any man is liable to the penitentiary
Sec. 77. And be it further enacted, That whenever who takes it out of the factory before it is
any stamped box, bag, vessel, wrapper, or envelopo
of any kind, containing tobacco or snuff, sball bo

stamped. Where is the necessity of taking
emptied, the stamped portion thereof shall be de- tobacco to a bonded warehouse to-day, and
stroyed by the person in whose hands the same may then after putting on the tax taking it right out
be. And any person who shall willfully neglect or
refuse so to do shall, for each such offense, on convic-

again, perhaps in an hour, upon an order for
tion, be fined fisty dollars, and imprisoned not less

it? And yet they must go through that farce
than ten days mor more than six months. And any of putting it into the warehouse and taking it
person whoshall sell orgivenway, or who shallbuy or
accept from another, any such empty stamped box,

out again. Every man is under fear of the
bag, vessel, wrapper, or enrelope of any kind, or the penitentiary if he takes it from the factory
stamped portion thereof, shall, for each such offense, before the tax is paid. I do not see that it can
on conviction, be fined $100 and imprisoned for not

be guarded any further. Mr. Chairman, I will
less than twenty days and not more tban one year.
And any manufacturer or other person who shall put withdraw my amendment, and move to strike
tobacco or snuff into any such box, bag, vessel, wrap- out the whole section.
per, or envelope, the sune having been either emp-

The amendment was disagreed to.
tied or partially emptied, sball, for each such offense,
on conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more The Clerk read as follows:
than $500, and imprisoned for not less than one nor
more than three years.

Sec. 79. And be it further enacted, That the Com

missioner of Internal Revenue, upon the execution Mr. MYERS. I would like to know whether of such bonds as he may prescribe, mar designete class B warehouses are abolished in this bill? and establish, at any port of entry in tho United States, Mr. SCHENCK. Entirely,

bonded warehouses for the storage of manufactured

tobacco and snutf, in bond, intended for exportation, Mr. ROBINSON. I suggest to the Com- selecting suitable buildings for such purpose, to be mittee of Ways and Means that in all these

recumuended by the collector in charge of exports

at such port, to be known as export bonded warecases the language is, shall be fined so much

houses, and used exclusively for the storage of manu. for a small offense and imprisoned. It does factured tobacco and snuff in bond. Erery such not seem to me right. I think it should be

warehouse shall be under the control of the collector “fined or imprisoned.” I make this sugges.

of internal revenue in charge of exports at the port

where such warehouse is located, and shall be in tion.

charge of the internal revenue storekeeper assigned Mr. ALLISON. It is that way now.

there by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. No

manufactured tobacco or snuff shall be withdrawn No ameudment being offered, the Clerk read

or removed from any bonded warehouse without an as follows:

order or permit from tbe collector in charge of Sec.78. And be it further enacted, That every manu

exports at such port, which shall be issued only for facturer of plug tobacco shall provide at his own

the immediate transfer to a vessel by which such

tobacco or snuff is to be exported to a foreign counexpense a warehouse suitable for the storage of plug tobacco of his own manufacturo only; or he may

try, as hereinafter provided, or after the tax hag provide a secure room in a suitable building, to be

been paid thereon. And such warehouse shall be used as such warehouse; but no dwelling-houso shall

under such further regulations as the Commissioner

of Internal Revenue may prescribe. be used for such purpose, and no door, window, or other opening shall bo made or permitted in the No amendment being offered, the Clerk read walls thereof leading into any other room or building

as follows: used for any other purpose, or into the manufactory where such tobacco is manufactured; and after a Sec. 80. And be it further enacted, That manufac, bond has been given, as hereinafter provided, such tured tobacco and snuff may be removed in bond warehouse or room, when approved by the Commis- from the warehouse of the manufactory, without sioner of Internal Revenuo, on report of the collector, payment of the tax, to be transported direetly to an is hereby declared to be a bonded warehouse of the export bonded warehouse for the storage of many, United States, and shall be under the control of the faciured tobacco or snuff established at a port of collector of the district and in the custody of an in- entry as hereinbefore provided; and the deposit in ternal revenue storokeeper designated for that pur- and withdrawal from any bonded warehouse, the pose by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and transportation and the exportation of manufactured ghall be kept locked at all timos except when such tobacco and snuff shall bo made under such rules oflicer shall be present; and the stampe required by and regulations and after inaking such entries and law on the plug tobacco stored in such warehouse executing such bonds and giving such other additional shall be afixed, and such of said stamps as are for security as may be prescribed by the Commissioner the payment of taxes shall be duly canceled before of Internal Revenue, which shall in all respects, 80 removal from such warehouse. And the owner of far as applicable, conform to the provisions of law such warehouse shall.execute a bond to the United and regulations relating to distilled spirits to be States, with two or more sureties, to be approved by deposited in or withdrawn from bonded warebouse the collector and assessor, which bond shall be in such form and contain such conditions as shall be

or transported or exported. All tobacco and snuf

intended for export, before being removed from the prescribed by the Commissionor of Internal Revenue; manufacturer's warehouse, shall have affixed to each and the penal sum of such bond shall not bo less package an engraved stamp indicative of such intenthan $5,000, nor less than double tho amount of tax tion, to be provided and furnished to the several colon the tobacco stored therein; and said bond may lectors, as in the case of other stamps, and to bo bo increased or renewed from time to timo in regard charged to them and accounted for in the same mageither to the amount thereof or the sureties as the ner; and for the expense attending the providing collector, assessor, or the Commissioner of Internal and affixing such stamps, twenty-five cents for each Revenue may require; and such bonded warehouse shall be under such further regulations as the Coin

package go stamped shall be paid to the collector on missionor of Internal Revenue may prescribo.

making the entry for such transportation; but the

provisions of this section shall not limit the time for Mr. CARY. I move to strike out the word

tobacco or snuff to remain in bond. "shall,'' in the second line, and insert "may."

No amendment was offered, and the Clerk It does seem to me a hardship to require every

read the next section, as follows: little manufacturer of tobacco in the country

Sec. 81. And be it further enacted, That in all cases to provide a bonded warehouse and pay for å

where tobacco or snuff of any description is mandstorekeeper.

factured, in whole or in part, upon commission of

shares, or where the material from which any such Mr. MAYNARD. He does not pay for a

articles are made, or are to be made, is furnished by storekeeper.

one person and inade or manufactured by another, or where the material is furnished or sold by one persun

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with an understanding or agreement with another shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $500 nor visions of this act in such penal sum as the assessor that the manufactured article is to be received in more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than six of the district may require, not less than $200, with payment therefor, or for any part thereof, the stamps months nor more than two years.

an addition of $100 for each person proposed to be required by law shall be fixed by the actual maker or manufacturer before the article pasges from the No amendment was offered, and the next

employed by him, &c. place of making or manufacturing. "And in case of section was read, as follows:

I will detain the committee but a moment. fraud on the part of either of said persons ip respeet

This refers to cigar manufacturers, and there to said manufacture, or of any collision on their part

Sec. 85. And be it further enacted, That any person with intent to defraud the revenue, such material who shall, after the passage of this act, sell,

or offor

are a large number of such manufacturers and manufactured articles shall be forfeitod to the

for sale, any manufactured tobacco or snufi, repre- throughout the country, and a large numbe: in United States; and each person to such fraud or col- senting thesame to have been manufactured and tho lusion shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, tax paid thereon prior to the passage of this act, when

myown district, who are poor men. They can on conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more the same was not so manufactured, and the tax not

scarcely give the boud now required by law of than $5,000, and imprisoned for not less than six so paid, shall be liable to a penalty of $500 for each $100 for themselves and $100 for each emmonths por more than three years.

offense, and shall be deemed guilty ofa misdemeanor,
No amendment being offered, the next sec.
and on conviction shall be fined not less than $300

ployé ; and if you increase it in this manner, nor more than $5,000, and shall be imprisoned notless

instead of increasing the revenue you will only tion was read, as follows: tban six months nor more than two years.

open up avenues to fraud; they will make to hares

SEC. 82. And be it further enacted, That every dealer No amendment was offered, and the Clerk cigars in out-of-the-way places, and will not in leaf tobacco sball enter daily, in a book kept for read the next section, as follows:

give bonds at all. You call them "manufacthat purpose, under such regulations as the Commismissioner of Internal Revenue may prescribe, the

SEC. 86. And be it further enacted, That all manuTe of what is

turers," and suppose they are rich men, but number of hogsheads, cases, and pounds of leaf to

factured tobacco and snuff, inanufactured prior to many of them are poor men, and cannot give bacco purchased by him, and of whom purchased, the passage of this act, and held in bond at the time

such a bond as this. I hope the amendment and the number of hogsheads, cases, or pounds sold

of its passage, may be sold for consumption in the by him, with the name and residence, in cach in- original packages, with the proper stamps for the

will be adopted.
stance, of the person to whom sold, and if shipped,

amount of tax thereon affixed and canceled as ro- The amendment was disagreed to.
to whoin sbipped and to what district. Such book quired by law; and any person who shall, after the
shall be kept at his place of business, and shall be passage of this act, offer for sale any tobacco or snuff.

Mr. HOLMAN. I move to strike out open at all hours to the inspection of any assessor,

in packages of a different size from those limited and “$1,000' and insert “$500.” I will only say collector, or other revenue officer; and any doaler in prescribed by this act, representing the same to have CHOTS leaf tobacco who shall neglect or refuse to keep such been held in bond at the time of the passage of this

that for very small manufacturers the amount book shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $500, act, when the same was not so held in bond, sball,

named in the section is certainly too large. and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than

on conviction, be fined fifty dollars for each package Mr. SCHENCK. I will agree that that TOPS 12 $100 por more than $5,000, and imprisoned not loss in respect to which such offense shall be committed: than six months por more than two years. Provided, That after the 1st day of January, A. D.

amendment may be adopted, to be voted on in 1869, no such tobacco or snuff shall be sold or removed

the House. No amendment being offered, the Clerk read for sale or consumption from any bonded warehouso

The amendment was agreed to.
the next section, as follows:

unless put up in packages and stainped as provided
by this act.

No amendment was offered.
Sec. 83. And be it further enacted, That from and
jader

The next section was read, as follows: after the passage of this act, and until the 1st day of

No amendment was offered, and the next
October, 1868, all manufactured tobacco and snuff section was read, as follows:

SEC. 89. And be it further enacted, That within thirty (not including cigars) imported from foreign coun

days after the passage of this act every cigar manutries, shall be placed by the owner, importer, or con

Cigars.

facturer shall place and keep on the side or end of signee thereof in a bonded warehouse of the United

Sec. 87. And be it further enacted, That upon cigars

the building within which his business is carried on, id States at the place of importation, in the same manwhich shall be manufactured and sold, or removod

so that it can be distinctly seen, a sign, with letters ner and under rules as provided for warehousing for consumption or use, there shall be assessed and

thercon not less than threo inches in length, painted goods imported into the United States, and shall not collected the following taxes, to be paid by the man

in oil colors or gilded, giving his full name and busibe withdrawn from such warehouse, nor be entered ufacturer thereof :

ness. Any person neglecting to comply with the for consumption or transportation in the United

On cigarettes, cigars, and cheroots of all descrip

requirements of this section shall, on conviction, be States prior to the said 1st day of October, 1868. Al! tions, inado of tobacco or any substitute thcrefor,

fined not less than $100, nor more than $500. manufactured tobacco and snuff (not including cigars)

five dollars per thousand. And the Commissioner No amendment was offered.
imported from foreign countries, after tho passage of

of Internal Revenue may prescribe such regulations
this act, shall, in addition to the import duties im-
for the inspection of cigars, cheroots, and cigarettes,

The next section was read, as follows:
posed on the same, pay the tax prescribed in this act
and the collection of the tax thereon, as shall, in his

SEC. 90. And be it further enacted, That it shall be for like kinds of tobacco and snuff manufactured judgment, be most effectivo for the prevention of

the duty of every assistant assessor to keep a record, in the United States, and have the same stamps frauds in the payment of such tax.

in a book to be provided for the purpose, to be open respectively affixed. Such stamps shall be afli xed and No amendment was offered, and the Clerk

to the inspection of any person, of the name and rewicanceled on all such articles so imported by the

dence of every person engaged in the manufacture owner or importer thereof, while such articles are in read the next section, as follows:

of cigars in his division, the place where such manutho custody of the proper custom-house officers, and SEC. 88. And be it further enacted, That every person

facture is carried on, and the number of the manusuch articles shall not pass out of the custody of such before comiencing, or, if already commenced, before

factory, together with the names and residences of officers until the stamps bave been affixed and can- continuing, the manufacture of cigars, sball furnish,

every cigar-maker employed in his division; and the celod. Such tobacco and snuff shall be put up in without previous demand therefor, to the assistant

assistant assessor shall enterin said record, under the packages, as prescribed in this act for like articles assessor of the division a statement in duplicate, sub

namo of each manufacturer, an abstract of his invenmanufactured in the United States before such stamps scribed under oath or affirmation, accurately setting

tories and monthly returns; and each assessor shall are affixed; and the owner or importer of such to- forth the place, and, if in a city, the street and num

keep a similar record for the district, and shall cause bacco and snuff shall be liable to all the penal pro- ber of the street, where the manufacture is to be car

the several manufactories of cigars in the district to visions of this act, prescribed for manufac'urers of riod on; and if the same shall be manufactured for,

be numbered consecutively, which number shall not tobacco and snuff manufactured in the United States. or to be sold and delivered to, any other person, tho

thereafter be changed. Where it shall be necessary to take any of such arti- name and residence and business or occupation of No amendment was offered. cles, 80 imported, to any place for the purpose of the person for whoin the cigars are to be manufac- The next section was read, as follows: repacking, affixing, and canceling such stamps, other tured or to whom to be delivered; and shall give a than the public stores of the United States, the col- bond in conformity with the provisiops of this act,

SEC. 91. And be it further enacted, That from and Lector of customs of the port where such articles shall in euch penat sum as the assessor of the district may

after the passage of this act all cigars shall be packed be entered shall designate a bonded warehouse to require, not less than $1,000, with an addition of $100

in boxes, not beforo used for that purpose, containwhich such articles shall be taken, uoder the control for each person proposed to be employed by him in

ing not more, respectively, than twenty-five, fifty, of such customs officer as such collector may direct. making cigars, conditioned that ho will not employ

one hundred, two hundred and fifty, or five hundred And any officer of customs who shall permit any such any person to manufacture cigars who has not been cigars each; and any person who shall sell or offer articles to pass out of his custody or control witbout duly registered as a cigar-maker; that he will not

for sale, or deliver or offer to deliver, any cigars in compliance by the owner or importer thereof with engage in any attempt, by himself or by collusion

any other form than in new boxes as above described, the provisions of this section relating thereto, shall with others, to defraud the Government of any tax

or who shall pack in any box any cigars in excess of be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on on his manufactures; that he will render truly and

the number provided by law to be put in cach box eonviction, he fined not less than $1,000, nor more correctly all thoreturns, statements, and inventories

respectively, or who shall falsely brand any box, or than $5.000, and imprisoned not less than six months prescribed; that whenever he shall add to the num

who shall affix a stamp on any box denoting a less nor more than three years. ber of cigar-makers employed by him he will imme

amount of tax than that required by law, shall, upon diately give notice thereof to the collector of the dis

conviction for any of the above described offenses, bo No amendment was offered, and the Clerk trict; that he will stamp, in accordance withi law, all

fined for each such offense respectively not less than read the next section, as follows: cigars manufactured by him before he offers the same

$100 nor more than $1,000, and be imprisoned not less

than six months nor more than two years. or any part thereof for sale, and before he romoves Sec. 84. And be it further enacted, That from and

any part thereof from the place of manufacture: that Mr. STEVENS, of New Hampshire. I move after the passage of this act it shail be the duty of he will not knowingly sell, purchase, expose, or re

to amend this section by inserting after the every dealer in manufactured tobacco, having on

ceive for sale any cigars which have not been stamped hand more than twenty pounds, and every dealer in as required by law; and that he will comply with all

words 6 from and after the passage of this act Enuff having on hand more than ten pounds, to im

the requiremonts of law relating to the manufacture all cigars shall be packed' the words “by the mediately make a true aud correct inventory of the of cigars. The sum of said bond may be increased

manufacturer." This section provides that all amount of such tobacco and snuff respectively, under

from cime to time, and additional sureties required, oath or affirmation, and to deposit such inventory

at the discretion of tho assessor, or under the instruc- cigars shall be packed up in certain numbers with the assistant assessor of the proper division, tions of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. in boxes not before used for that purpose. It who sball immediately return the same to the asEvery cigar manufacturer shall obtain from the col

also provides that no person shall sell or offer sessor of the district, who shall immediately there

lector of the district, who is hereby required to issile after make an abstract of thoseveral inventories filed the same, a certificato setting forth the number of

for sale, or shall deliver or offer to deliver, any in his office, and transmit such abstract to the Coin

cigar-makers for which tho bond has been given, cigars in any other form than in new boxes. í missioner of Internal Revenue, and a like inventory which certificate shall be posted in a conspicuous

am at a loss how, under that provision, the selland return shall be made on the first day of every place within the manufactory; and any cigar man

ing of cigars by retail, by the single cigar, can month thereafter, and a like abstract of inventories

ufacturer who shall neglect or refuse to obtain such shall be transmitted while any such dealer has tocertificate, or to keep the samo posted as hereipbe

be carried on. And I would move to further baceo or snuff remaining on hand manufactured in fore provided, shall, on conviction, bo fined $100.

amend the section by inserting the words “cigar the United States, or imported prior to the passage Any person manufacturing cigars of any description

manufacturer” in lieu of the word "person" of this act, and not stamped. After the 1st day of

without first giving bond as bercin required shall, January, 1869, all smoking.fine-cutchewing tobacco, on conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more

before the words “who shall sell or offer for or snuff, and after the 1st day of July, 1869, all other than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than three

sale." I think my amendment will obviate a manufactured tobacco of every description, shall be

months uor more than five years. Cigarettes and

Cheroots shall be held to be cigars under the meaning | difficulty that may arise under this section as it taken and deemed as having been manufactured after of this act.

now stands. the passage of this act, and shall not be sold or offered for sale unless put up in packages and stamped as

Mr. MYERS. On page 112, lines fourteen Mr. SCHENCK. I have no objection to those prescribed by this act; and any person who shall sell

and fifteen, I move to stike oui “$1,000'' and amendments. or offer for sale after the 1st day of January, 1869, ang suloking, line-cut chewing tobacco, orsouff, and

insert --$200;'so that the clause will read: The amendments of Mr. STEVENS, of New attor the 1st day of July, 1869, any other manufac

And shall give a bond in conformity with the pro- Hampshire, were theu agreed to. tured tobacco not so put up in packages and stamped,

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Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. I move used in manufacturing cigars, on demand of any boxed and stamped, shall be forfeited to the United

The ne officer of internal revenue antborized by law, to States. And any person who shall comunit any of the to further amend this section by inserting after render to such officer a true and correct statement,

above-described offenses shall, on conviction, befined the words "all cigars shall be packed by the verified by oath or affirmation, of the quantity and for each such offense, respectively, not less than $100 manufacturer in boxes'' the words “or bun- amount of such leaf tobacco or materials sold or nor more than $1,000, and imprisoned not less than dles ;'' also to strike out the words • not before delivered to any person or persons named in such six months por more than two years. And any por

demand; and in case of refusal or neglect to render son who shall pack cigars in any box bearing a false used for tbat purpose.

such statement, or if there is cause to believe such or fraudulent or counterfeit stamp, or who shall Mr. SCHENCK. That will destroy our statement to be incorrect or fraudulent, the assessor remove, or cause to be removed, any stamp denoting

teen, No shall make an examination of persons, books, and the tax on cigars from any box, with intent to use whole system of stamps.

papers in the same manner as provided in this act in the same, or who shall use, or permit any other perMr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. It is relation to frauds and evasions.

son to use, any stamp so removed, or who shall

receive, buy, sell, give away, or have in his possesasserted by cigar-makers that bundles can be No amendment was offered.

sion any stamp so removed, or who sball make any stamped just as well as boxes. I think it will The next section was read, as follows: other fraudulent use of any stamp or stamped be an unnecessary burden to require all cigars SHc. 93. And be it further enacted, That the Com

box intended for cigars, or who shall remove from

the place of manufacture any cigars not properly to be put in boxes. I hope my amendment will missioner of Internal Revenue shall cause to be

bit

taxcd and stamped as required by law, shall be be adopted.

prepared, for payment of the tax upon cigars, suit-
able stamps denoting the tax thereon; and all cigars

deemed guilty of a felony, and, on conviction, shall The amendment of Mr. HUBBARD, of West shall be packed in quantities of twenty-five, fifty, ono

be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, and Virginia, was not agreed to. hundred, two hundred and fifty, and five bundred,

imprisoned not less than six months nor more than and all such stamps shall be furnished to collectors

tbree years. Mr. HIGBY. I would suggest to the Com. requiring the same, who shall, if there be any cigar No amendment was offered. mittee of Ways and Means tbat the amendment manufacturers within their respective districts, keep

The next section was read as follows: which has been adopted on the motion of the

on hand at all times a supply equal in amount to

two months'sales thereof, and shall sell the same Sec. 96. And be it further enacted, That the absence gentleman from New Hampshire (Mr. Ste- only to the cigar manufacturers who have given of the proper revenue stamp on any box of cigars VEYS] will open a wide door to frauds. His bonds and paid the special tax, as required by law, sold or offered for sale, or kept for sale, shall be notioo amendment forbids any cigar manufacturer to

in their districts respectively, and to importers of to all persons that the tax has not been paid thereon,

cigars who are required to affix the same to imported and shall be conclusive evidence of the non-payment
offer any cigars for sale except they are put up cigars in the custody of customs officers and to per- thereof; and such cigars shall bo forteited to the
in boxes, as required by this section. But this sons required by law to a fix the same to cigars on United States.
provision can be evaded by permitting any other

hand on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1869; and
every collector shall keep an account of the number,

No amendment was offered.
person than a manufacturer to do so, the manu- amount, and denominate values of the stamps sold The next section was read, as follows:
facturer could employ a person to do so and by him to each cigar manufacturer, and to other

Sec. 97. And be it further enacted, That in all cases thus evade the intention of the law. It seems

persons above described : Provider, That from and
after the passage of this act, the duty on cigars im-

where cigars of any description are manufactured, 2.1 to me that this change is a very bad one. I ported into the United States from foreign countries

in whole or in part, upon commission or shares, or think the section as reported by the Committee shall be two dollars per pound, and twenty-five per

where tho material' is furnished by one party and

manufactured by another, or where the material is of Ways and Means was better than it is now cent, ad valorem.

furnished or sold by one party with an understandas amended.

Mr. MYERS. I will not interrupt the com

ing or agreement with another that the cigars are Mr. ROBINSON. We can vote down the mittee now, if this section can be reserved for

to be received in payment therefor, or for any part

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thereof, tbo stamps required by law shall be a fixed amendment in the House. amendment hereafter.

by the actual maker before the cigars are removed Mr. HIGBY. I desired to call the attention The CHAIRMAN. If there is no objection from the place of manufacturing. And in case of of the Committee of Ways and Means to the the gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. MYERS]

fraud on the part of either of said parties in respect

to said manufacture, or of any collusion on their effect of the amendment.

will have the privilege of moving hereafter an part with intent to defraud the revenue, such naThe CHAIRMAN. Any gentleman can call amendment to this section.

terial and cigars shall be forfeited to the United for a separate vote on that amendment when There was no objection.

States, and every person engaged in such fraud or

collusion shall, on conviction, be fined not less than this bill comes up in the House.

Mr. MAYNARD. I want to reserve a ques- $100 nor inore than $5,000, and imprisoned for not Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. I hope tion of order upon the proviso at the end of

less than six months nor wore than three years. the chairman of the Committee of Ways and the section just read.

No amendment was offered. Means (Mr. SCHENCK) will consent that the The CHAIRMAN. On what ground?

The next section was read, as follows: committee now rise, so that we may have an Mr. MAYNARD. That the proviso is not SEC. 98. And be it further enacted, That any manuopportunity to examine this section more germane.

facturer of cigars, wbo shall remove or sell any thoroughly between this time and to-morrow,

The CHAIRMAN. The gentleman will see

cigars without payment of the special tax as a cigar when the bill is taken up again. at once that as the bill was referred to the

manufacturer, or without having given bond as such,

or without the proper stamps denoting the tax Mr. SCHENCK. I will consent that this Committee of the Whole without any point of thereon, or who shall make false or fraudulent ensection shall be considered still open to amend- order being reserved, and as it is now being

tries of manufactures or sales of any cigars, or who ment to-morrow, when there is a fuller attend. read for amendment, it is too late to raise any

shall make false or fraudulent entries of the pur

chrase or sales of leaf tobacco, tobacco stems, or other ance in the committee, point of that kind.

material used in the manufacture of cigars, or wbo Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. That Mr. MAYNARD. The bill has never been

shall affix any false, forged, spurious, fraudulent, or will do, if that consent can be given. read through.

counterfeit stamp, or imitation of any stamp, toThe CHAIRMAN. If no objection is made,

quired by law to any box containing any cigars,

The CHAIRMAN. But the first reading | shall, in addition to the penalties elsewhere prothis section will be regarded as open to was waived in consequence of the length of

vided in this act for such offenses, forfeit to the amendment hereafter. the bill, it having been printed and every gen.

United States all raw material and manufactured or

partly manufactured tobacco and cigars, and all maNo objection was made. tleman being presumed to have read it.

chinery, tools, implements, apparatus, fixtures, bores No further amendment was offered to the Mr. STEWART. The bill was on our desks

barrels, and all other materials, which shall be found section. only a few hours before we went into Commit

in the possession of such person, or in his manufac

tory, and used in his business as such manufacturer, The next section was read, as follows: mittee of the Whole upon it.

togother with his estate or interest in the building SEC. 92. And be it further enacted, That every person

The CHAIRMAN. But the first reading,

or factory and the lot or tract of ground on wbicka now or hereafter engaged in the manufacture of on which points of order could have been raised

such building or factory is located, and all appurcigars, shall make and deliver to the assistant assessor

tenances thereunto belonging. of the division a true inventory, in form prescribed

upon anything in the bill, was dispensed with, No amendment was offered. by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, of the

and the right to raise points of order was not quantity of leaf tobacco, cigars, stems, scraps, clipreserved.

The next section was read, as follows: pings, and waste, and the number of cigar boxes and The next section was read, as follows:

Sec. 99. And be it further enacted, That all cigars the capacity of each box, held or owned by bim on

imported from foreign countries after the passage of the 1st day of January of each year, or at the time of

Sec. 94. And be it further enacted. That every man

this act shall, in addition to the import duties in. commencing and at the time of concluding business,

ufacturer of cigars shall securely affix, by pasting on posed on the same, pay the tax prescribed in this act if before or after the 1st of January, setting forth

each box containing cigars manufactured by or for for cigars manufactured in the United States, and what portion of said goods, and what kinds, were

him, a label on which shall be printed, together with have the same stamps affixed. Such stamps shall be manufactured or produced by him, and what were

the manufacturer's name, the number of his inanu- a flixed and canceled by the owner or importer of purchased from others, which inventory shall be

factory, and the district and State in which it is sit- cigars while they are in the custody of the proper verified by his oath or affirmation indorsed on said uated, these words:

custom-house ofiicers; and such cigars shall not pass inventory; and the assistant assessor shall make per

NOTICE.-The manufacturer of the cigars herein out of the custody of such otlicers until the stainşs sonal examination of the stock pufficient to satisfy

contained has complied with all the requirements of have been so affixed and canceled; butsball be put up himself as to the correctness of the inventory, and law. Every person is cautioned under the penalties in boxes containing quantities as preseribed in this shall verify the fact of such examination by oath or of law not to use this box for cigars again.

aet for cigars manufaetured in the United States affirmation taken before the assessor, also to be in

Any manufacturer of cigars who shall neglect to before such stamps are affixed. And the owner or dorsed on tho inventory; and every such person shall

afix such label to any box containing cigars made by importer of such cigars shall be liable to all the enter daily in a book, the form of which shall be pre

or for him, or sold or offered for sale by or for him, penal provisions of this act prescribed for manufacscribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue,

or any

person who shall remove any such label so turers of cigars manufactured in the United States, an accurato account of all the articles aforesaid pur

affixed froin any such box, sball, upon conviction Where it shall be necessary to take any of such cigars, chased by him, the quantity of leaf tobacco, cigars, thercof, be fined fifty dollars for each box in respect

so imported, to any place for the purpose of affixing stems, or cigar boxes, of whatever description, inanto which such offense shall be committed.

and canceling such stamps, other than the public ufactured, sold, consumed, or removed for consump- No amendment was offered.

stores of the United States, the collector of customis tion or sale, or removed from the place of manufac

of the port where such cigars shall be entered shall ture; and shall, on or before the tenth day of cach and

The next section was read, as follows:

designate a bonded warehouse to which they shall be every month, furnish to the assistant assessor of the SEC. 95. And be it further enacted, That all cigars

taken, under the control of such customs officer a: division a true and accurate abstract from such book which shall be removed from any manufactory or

such collector may direct. of all such purchases, sales, and removals made during place where cigars are made without the same being

toms who shall permit any such cigars to pass outin the month next preceding, which abstract shall be packed in boxes, as required by this act, or without

his custody or control without compliance by ih verified by his oath or affirmation, and in case of the proper stamp thereon denoting the tax, or with- owner or importer thereof with the provisions of th refusal or willful neglect to deliver the inventory, or out burning into each box with a branding iron the

section relating thereto shall be deemed guilty of keep the account, or furnish the abstract a foresaid, number of the cigars contained therein, and the

misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, he shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $500 name of the manufacturer, and the number of the fined not less than $1,000 nor more tban $5,100), por more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than district and the State, or without the stamp denoting

imprisoned not less than six months por more t six months por more than three years. It shall be the tax thereon being properly affixed and canceled,

three years. the duty of any dealer in leaf tobacco or material or which shall be sold or offered for sale not properly No amendment was offered.

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The next section was read, as follows: interested in any such manufacture or production, tion I want to move to come in after the one
Sec. 100. And be it further enacted, That from and

rectification, or redistillation, shall, on conviction, hundred and seventh.

be fined not less than $500 nor more than $5,000. after the passage of this act it shall be the duty of

Mr. SCHENCK. I want to get past the every dealer in cigars, either of foreign or domestic No amendment was offered. manufacture, having on hand more than five thou

provision on tobacco and cigars, and will consand thereof, imported or manufactured, or purport

The next section was read, as follows: sent the gentleman shall offer that to-morrow. ing or claimed to have been imported or manufac- Sec. 104. And be it further enacted, That if any offi- Mr. PIKE. I move the following: tured, prior to the passage of this aet, to immediately cer or agent appointed and acting under the authority make a true and correct inventory of the quantity of any revenue law of the United States shall be guilty

And be it further enacted, That upon all interest of such cigars in his possession, under oath or affirm- of any extortion or willful oppression, under color of

arising from bonds of the United States there shall ation, and to deposit such' inventory with the law; or shall knowingly demand other or greater be levied, collected, and paid a duty of ten per cent. assistant assessor of the proper division, who shall sums than shall be authorized by law, or shall receive

on the amount of said interest, and the Treasurer of immediately return the same to the assessor of the any fee, compensation, or reward, for the perförin

the United States and such subordinate officers as district, who shall immediately thereafter make an ance of any duty except as bylaw prescribed; or shall

shall bo cbarged with the payment of interest shall abstract of the several such inventories filed in his willfully neglect to perform any of the duties enjoined

assess and collect the duty hereby levied.
office, and transmit the same to the Commissioner of on him by law; or shall conspire or collude with any Mr. SCHENCK. I make the point of order
Internal Revenue; and a like inventory and return other person to defraud the United States; or shall

that is not germane.
shall be made on the first day of every month there- make opportunity for any person to defraud the Uni-
after, and a like abstract of inventories shall be ted States; or shall do, or omit to do, any act with

Mr. PIKE. It is.
transmitted, while any such dealer has any such intent to enable any other person to defraud the Uni- The CHAIRMAN. The Chair sustains the
cigars remaining on hand, until the 1st day of Janu- ted States; or shall negligently or designedly perinit
ary, 1869. After the lst day of January, 1869, all any violation of the law by any other person; or shall | point of order.
cigars of every description shall be taken to have make or sign any false entry in any book, or make or Mr. PIKE. I appeal from the decision of
been either manufactured or imported after the pas- sign any false certificate or return in any case where the Chair.
sage of this act, and shall be stamped accordingly; he is by law or regulation required to makeany entry,

Mr. HOLMAN. I move that the commitand any person who shall sell, or offer for sale, after

certificate, or return; or having knowledge or inform-
the 1st day of January, 1869, any imported cigars, or ation of the violation of any revenue law by any per-

tee now rise.
cigars purporting or claimed to have been imported, son, or of fraud committed by any person against the The motion was agreed to.
not so put up in packages and stamped by this act, United States under any revenue law of the United

The committee accordingly rose; and the
ghall, on conviction thereof, be fined not less than States, shall fail to report, in writing, such knowl-
$500 nor more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less edge or information to his next superior officer, and Speaker having resumed the chair, Mr. BLAINE
than six months nor more than two years.

to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; or shall reported that the Committee of the Whole on Mr. MYERS. I desire to move an amend

demand or accept or attempt to collect, directly or
indirectly, as payment or gift or otherwise, any sum

the state of the Union, pursuant to the order ment to this section, but I will not press it of money or other thing of value for the compromise,

of the House, bad had under consideration the now if I can have the privilege of offering it

adjustment, or settlement of any charge or complaint Union generally, and particularly the special

for any violation or alleged violation of law, except to-morrow.

order, being House bill No. 1284, to change as expressly authorized by law so to do, he shall be The CHAIRMAN. If there be no objec- dismissed from office, and shall be held to be guilty and more effectually secure the collection of tion the gentleman will have the right to offer

of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction, befined internal taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco,

not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000, and imto-morrow an amendment to this section.

and to amend the tax on banks, and had come
prisoned not less than six months nor more than
Mr. SCHENCK. Let it be offered now. three years. And one half of the fine so imposed shall

to no resolution thereon.
Mr. MYERS. I move to amend as follows:
be for the use of the United States, and the other

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
half for the use of the informer, who shall be ascer-
Strike out in section one hundred the following tained by the judgment of the court; and the said Mr. ARCHER asked and obtained leave of
clause:

court shall also render judgment against the said After the 1st day of January, 1869, all cigars of

absence until the 30th instant.
assessor or assistant assessor for the amount of dam-
every description shall be taken to have been either ges sustained in favor of the party injured, to be col- Mr. HIGBY. I move that the House do
manufactured or imported after the passage of this lected by execution.

now adjourn.
act, and shall be stamped accordingly.
Strike out in line twenty-five the word "go."

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read The motion was agreed to; and accordingly
Ilisert after the words * Commissioner of Internal the next section, as follows:

(at eleven o'clock and Gifteen minutes p. m.)
Revenue" the following:
And upon such inventory and return the inspector
SEC. 105. And be it further enacted. That any person

the House adjourned.
shall at once make examination to ascertain and

who shall simulate or falsely or fraudulently execute
shall report to the collector whether such return and

or sign any bond, permit, entry, or other document,
inventory are correct, and if found to be so shall
required by the provisions of this act, or by any regu-

PETITIONS, ETC.
thereupon a flix to the packages provided for in sec-

lation inade in pursuance thereof, or who shall pro

curo thesame to be falsely or fraudulently executed; The following petitions, &c., were presented tion ninety-three of this act, in which such imported ur manufactured cigars shall be placed, a special

or who shall advise, aid in, or connive at the execu- under the rule, and referred to the appropriate
stamp.
tion thereof, shall, on conviction, be imprisoned for

committees :
a term not less than one year nor more than five
This amendment is designed to prevent the

By the SPEAKER: The petition of Dr.
years; and the property to which such false or fraud-
collection of tax twice upon the same cigars.
ulent instrument relates shall be forfeited.

Robert Lebby, of Charleston, South Carolina, The section provides that there shall be an No amendment being offered, the Clerk read for relief from disabilities, indorsed by Genaccount taken of the cigars which are on hand, the next section, as follows:

eral R. R. Scott, General Canby, Collector and under the clause which I propose to strike Sec. 106. And be it further enacted. That every col

Mackey, &c. out, they will be required after January 1, 1869,

lector having charge of any warehouse in which dis- By Mr. HALSEY: The petition of Bedell

tilled spirits, tobacco, or other articles, are stored in to pay tax when they have already paid it once.

& Co. and others, asking Congress to relieve bond, shall render a monthly account of all such The amendment is designed to avoid that. articles to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, refined petroleum from taxation. Mr. MULLINS. If the cigars are kept on which account , By Mr. JULIAN: The petition of Anthony

Bowen, praying increase of compensation for theliability and The amendment was not agreed to.

on such account. In adjusting such account the services rendered the Government, as set forth

collector shall be charged with all the articles which The next section was read, as follows:

in petition and accompanying papers. may have been deposited or received under the pro

By Mr. ROBINSON: The petition of citiSec. 101. And be it further enacted, That any person

visions of law in any warehouse in his district and who shall, after the passage of this act, sell, or offer for

under his control, and shall be credited with all such zens of Brooklyn, New York, and others, for sale, any cigars, representing the same to have been

articles shown to have been removed therefrom ac- an appropriation to remove obstructions at manufactured and the tax paid thereon prior to the cording to law, including transfurs to other collectors

Hell Gate, in the harbor of New York. passage of this act, when the same was not so manu

and to his successor in office, and also whatever factured and the tax not so paid, shall be liable to a

allowances may have been made in accordance with By Mr. SITGREAVES: The petition of P. penalty of $500 for each offense, and shall be deemed law to any owner of such goods or articles for leakage F. Cole, of Warren county, New Jersey, ask. guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, or other losses.

ing the pay and allowance of a second lieutenshall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $5,000, and shall be imprisoned not less than six months

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read

ant of infantry, &c.
nor mors than three years.
the next section, as follows:

By Mr. TROWBRIDGE: The application
No amendment was offered.

SEC. 107. And be it further enacted, That in all of Moses F. Carlton, late lieutenant of the
The next section was read, as follows:

cases arising under the internal revenue laws where,
instead of commencing or proceeding with a suit in

fourth Michigan infantry, for pay as a lieuten. Sec. 102. And be it further enacted, That if any dis

court, it may appear to the Commissioner of Internal ant from the time of his appointment as such. tiller, rectifier, wholesale liquor dealer, compounder Revenue to be for the interest of the United States

By Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts : of liquors, or manufacturer of tobacco or cigars, shall

to compromiso the same, he is empowered and
knowingly and willfully omit, neglect, or reluse to do
authorized to make such compromise, with the

A remonstrance of 1,600 legal voters of New or cause to be done any of the things required by

advice and consent of the solicitor of internal England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennlaw in the carrying on or conducting of his business, revenue, whose opinion in the case, with the reasons

sylvania, against the extension of Howe's or shall do anything by this act prohibited, if there

therefor, shall be given in writing and delivered to
be no specific penalty or punishment imposed by any
the Commissioner; and in every case where a compro-

sewing machine patent, and they wish to be other section of this act for the neglecting, omitting,

mise is made, there shall be placed on file in the heard before the Committee on Parents of the or refusing to do, or for the doing or causing to be office of the Cominissioner, the opinion of the solici

House of Representatives on the subject. done the thing required or prohibited, he shall pay a

tor, together with a statement of the amount of tax penalty of $1,000: and if the person so offending be

assegged, the amount of additional tax or penalty
a distiller, rectifier, wholesale liquor dealer, or com-

imposed by law in consequence of the neglect or
pounder of liquors, all distilled spirits or liquors
delinquency of the person against whom the tax is

IN SENATE.
owned by him, or in which he has any interest as

assessed, and the amount actually paid in accordance
owner, and if he be a manufacturer of tobacco or
with the terms of the compromise: butno such com-

FRIDAY, June 26, 1868.
cigars, all tobacco or cigars found in his manufactory
promise shall be made of any case after a suit or

Prayer by Rev. E. H. GRAY, D. D. sball be forfeited to the United States.

proceeding in court has been commenced, without
No amendment was offered.
the recommendation also of the district attorney for

On inotion of Mr. WILSON, and by unani.
the judicial district in which the suit or proceeding mous consent, the reading of the Journal of
The next section was read as follows:
is pending, or of such other counsel as may be em-

yesterday was dispensed with.
Sec. 103. And be it further enacted. That any inter-

ployed to conduct or prosecute the same on the part
Dal revenue officer who shall
be or becoine interested,
of the United States : Provided, That it shall be laws

ELECTION IN ARKANSAS.
directly, or indirectly.in the manufacture of tobacco.

ful for the court, at any stage of such suitor criminal snuff, or cigars, or in the production, rectification, or

proceedings, to continue the same for good causo The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before redistillation of distilled spirits, shall be dismissed shown on inotion of the district attorney.

the Senate a report of the General of the Army, from office; and any such officer who shall become so Mr. HOLMAN. I have an additional seo. communicating, in compliance with a resolution

hand that long they onght to be taxed again. Thenthily him, so as to exhibit a true statement of

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LOIS CLARK, of the Senate of May 29, 1868, further inform. imported from foreign countries; which was ation regarding the late election in Arkansas; referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. EDMUNDS. I am instructed by the which was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. VICKERS presented a petition of citi- Committee on Peusions, to whom was referred

zens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying the petition of Lois Clark, daugliter of AbraREVISION OF THE LAWS. that pensions be granted to the soldiers and

ham Lawrence, deceased, a soldier of the The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before sailors and the widows of soldiers and sailors

revolutionary war, praying to be allowed the the Senate the following report of the commisof the war of 1812 ; which was ordered to lie

pension due her father, to report a hill grant sioners appointed under the act of June 27, on the table.

ing her relief. I ask unanimous consent that 1866, to provide for the revision and consoli: Mr. VAN WINKLE presented a petition of it may be considered at this time. It was dation of the statute laws of the United States; citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pray; accidentally laid aside in the committee-room, which was read:

ing that pensions be granted the soldiers and and has lost its place. It was presented very The undersigned, commissioners appointed under sailors and the widows of soldiers and sailors

early. the act of June 27, 1866, "to provide for the revision and consclidation of the statute laws of the United

of the war of 1812; which was ordered to lie By unanimous consent, the bill (S. No. 569) States," respectfully report to the Senate: on the table.

granting relief to Lois Clark was read three That they began their labors by an examination of Mr. CONNESS. I present an extended times, and passed. It provides for the pay. the methods adopted in revisions of a similar charneter, and afterward framed a provisional schome for petition sent by telegraph from California,

ment to Lois Clark, of Miiton, Verinont, of the work in hand. They arranged the contents of and signed by a great number of the most

the sum of $757 due to her father, Abraham the Statutes-at-Large, so far as it could be done pro- prominent citizens of that State, connected visionally, under titles, and proceeded to revise these

Lawrence, a soldier of the Revolution, being titles separately, It became apparent that they were with its industries, which reads thus:

his pension from the 4th of March, 1831, to $o connected that very few of them could be consid- “We, the undersigned, representatives of the inter- the day of his death, June 13, 1837. ered safely ascertained and completed until the body ests of California and of the leading vineyards, do of connected titles should be revised. They have, respectfully petition you to use every effort in your

BILLS INTRODUCED. therefore, pursued the necessary course, and have official capacity to have the duty on grape brandy prepared a considerable amount of material upon the reduced in proportion to the reduction on other Mr. HARLAN asked, and by unanimous various connected titles.

spirits, or if possible entirely removed. We believe In doing this work they have found it indispensable

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. the life of this great and growing vineyard interest to recast every statute from which they take any pro- demands such action on the part of Congress."

No. 570) for a grant of land and granting the vision. Where several statutes relating to the same subject modify each other it has been impossible to

I move that this petition be referred to the

right of way over the public lands to the Denstate their united effect without writing a new statute. Committee on Finance, to whom the bill will

ver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, To retain the language of the fragments in forec would go when it comes from the House of Repre.

and for other purposes; which was read twice commonly be to misstate the intention of the whole.

sentatives. The care necessary in this process requires greater

by its title, referred to the Comunittee on the tinc than a revision after the method of compilation

The motion was agreed to.

Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. would have done.

Mr. YATES asked, and by unanimous conThe few specimeng which they have printed have

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. been offered merely as examples of the method adopted by them, and not as indicating the amount

Mr. SHERMAN, from the Comunittee on 571) to provide for the more economical admin. of work done. They have hoped that by means of a Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. | istration of the government of the several Terreference of these to appropriate committees they R. No. 1035) authorizing the Manufacturers' ritories of the United States, and for other might ascertain whether that method was deemed by Cougress to be in accordance with the act by which

National Bank of New York to change its loca. purposes; which was read twice by its title, they are arithorized.

tion, reported adversely thereon, and moved referred to the Committee on Territories, and The commissioners have been obliged to expend a that it be indefinitely postponed ; which was ordered to be printed. considerable part of their labor in learning the art; and they believe that their experionce must enable agreed to.

Mr. SPRAGUE asked, and by unanimous them, as it already does, to work with increasing He also, from the same committee, to whom consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill ($. rapidity. But they are still unable to answer the was referred the bill (H. R. No. 1282) author- No. 572) to incorporate the Island City Harbor second inquiry put to them in the resolution of the Senate with definiteness. They do not believe, hot

izing certain banks named therein to change Company; which was read twice by its title, cver, that with any amount of industry and ability their names, reported adversely thereon, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, and the revision of the permanent and general statutes moved that it be indefinitely postponed; which ordered to be printed. of the United States can be correctly done within the period limited by the act of June 27. They can was agreed to.

He also asked, and by unanimous consent only say that they are giving their best endeavors to Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, from the Com- obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 573) accomplish the work without delay and with strict mittee on Claims, to whom was referred the to provide for a life-boat to be stationed on correctness.

WILLIAM JOINSTON,
CHARLES P. JAMES,

joint resolution (S. R. No. 9) in favor of A. Narragansett beach, Rhode Island; which was The commissioners herewith subuit three reports :

W. Walker, reported it without amendment, read twice by its title, referred to the Com1. The laws relating to patents.

and submitted a report thereon ; which was mittee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. 2. The laws relating to the Army.

ordered to be printed. 3. The laws relating to public printing.

Mr. CONNESS. I ask leave to present an He also, from the same committee to whom amendment for the purpose of baving it printed, Mr. TRUMBULL. I move that that report was referred the petition of Henry Newell, sub- which I propose to offer to House bill No. 768 be printed, and that the accompanying com- mitted an adverse report; which was ordered when it is considered. It is a bill concerning munications, which are specimens of the work, to be printed.

the rights of American citizens in foreign States. be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont, from the Com- || I move that the amendment be printed. They all ought to go to one committee to see mittee on Claims, to whom was referred the The motion was agreed to. as to the mode of doing this work.

petition of Clara Moore, submitted an adverse The motion was agreed to.

SIOUX INDIANS.
report ; which was ordered to be printed.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
Mr. RAMSEY, from the Committee on Post

Mr. RAMSEY. I move that the Senate
Offices and Post Roads, to whom was referred

proceed to the consideration of Senate bill Mr. WILSON presented a petition of methe bill (H. R. No. 1205) to further amend the

No. 478. chanics, citizens of Salem, praying relief for

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (S. the African export trade of distilled spirits; postal laws, reported it with amendments.

Mr. TRUMBULL, from the Committee on

No. 478) to amend an act entitled “ An act for which was ordered to lie on the table. the Judiciary, to whom was referred a letter

the removal of the Sisseton, Waupeton, MedaMr. MORGAN presented the memorial of of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating,

wakonton, and Waupekute bands of Sious or James Travers, praying for a pension; which in compliance with a resolution of the Senate

Dakota Indians, and for the disposition of was referred to the Committee on Pensions. of the 5th of April, 1867, information in rela

their lands in Minnesota and Dakota," ap. Mr. DRAKE presented a memorial of W. tion to the employment of Louis V. Bogy in

proved March 3, 1863, was considered as in R. Laughlin and Solomon Markham, delegates the Department of the Interior, submitted a

Committee of the Whole. It proposes to appointed by the settlers on the Osage and report, accompanied by the following resolu

amend the first section of the act of March 3, Cherokee lands, remonstrating against the rati

1863, so as to read: fication of the Osage treaty; which was referred Resolved, that the appointment by the Secretary

That the Presidont is authorized, and bereby dito the Committee on Indian Affairs. of the Interior of Louis V. Bogy as special agent,

rected, to assign to and set apart for the Sissetos, Mr. CATTELL. I present a resolution of under the circumstances and for the purposes stated

Waupeton. Medawakonton, and Waupekute bands in his communication to the Senate of the 8th of

of Sioux Indians, a tract or tracts of unoccupied the mayor and common council of Jersey April, 1867, and as explained in the letter to the Com

lands, outside of the limits of any State, suficient City, New Jersey, asking the passage of the mittee on the Judiciary of the 18th of April, 1867, was

in extent to enable him to assign to each member of bill now pending before Congress to promote improper and unauthorized.

said bands, or either of them who are willing to the efficiency of the American commercial The report and resolution were ordered to be

adopt thio pursuit of agriculture, eighty acres of

good agricultural lands, The same to be well adapted marine, to establish a national marine school printed.

to agricultural purposes. for the orphans of soldiers and sailors killed Mr. HOWE, from the Committee on Claims, Mr. THAYER. I desire to inquire of the in battle or deceased in the service of the to whom was referred the bill (S. No. 379) for the Senator from Minnesota where these Indians United States, and others, and to make addi. relief of Thomas Wolfe, of Macoupin county, tional provision for disabled veterans of the

Illinois, reported adversely, and moved its Mr. RAMSEY. This is a very simple matı naval service. I move its reference to the indefinite postponement; which was agreed to. ter, which can readily be explained. The bill Committee on Military Affairs.

He also, from the same committee, to whom makes no appropriation of money or of lands. It was so referred. was referred the petition of Mrs. J. M. Hock

After the Sioux massacre of 1862, the reserMr. CATTELL presented a memorial of aday, praying compensation for property vation belonging to the Sioux Indians in Minproducers, dealers in, and consumers of arti- destroyed by the Mormons in 1856, asked to nesota and their annuities were confiscated by cles required in dyeing and tanning, praying be discharged from its further consideration ; the Government; but the Government, cousidfor the imposition of a specific duty on sumac

ering that there was still some care to be be.

tion:

pow are.

li which was agreed to

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