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Hinds, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Peters, like Pilo, Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Raum, Hoberto Henry D, Washburn, Williain B, Washburn, Wolket
William Williams, James F. Wilson, and John T.
We know they do not mean to advo. of his own makiug instead of those established allowed to say it was necessary, for the very cate the recognition of the loyal governments by law.
reason that they had selected such exponents which have grown up under the legislation of “The House of Representatives will contain a of their opinions. I am a little at a loss to know Congress; for against those governments they majority of Democrats from the North."
to what I may properly direct my argument are all the time arraying themselves. Then May be so!
under the ruling of the Chair, which certainly what governments are they that are to send "And they will admit the Representatives elected was unexpected after the course which bris their Representatives to Congress, their Sen.
by the white peoplo of the South, and with the debate had been permitted to take. ators to the other end of this Capitol, their
coöperation ofihe President it will not be difficult to Mr. SPALDING. I move that the gentle. electors to vote for President and Vice Pres. compel the Senate to submit."
man be permitted to proceed. ideut? Frank Blair has told us, and it will That is your platform moved as an amend.
Mr. SCHENCK. But I shall certainly take mot do for gentlemen now to attempt to throw
ment to the resolutions of July 6, and you shall
some opportunity hereafter, if it presents itself
, off that exposition of their creed, that declar
to submit my views, not in a straight-jacket
, You will have to stand on it and abide by it. ation of their position, which has been so
upon this subject.
Let me go on with it: clearly defined for them before the country by
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair their candidate for the Vice Presidency.
“I repeat that this is the real and only question
will state that the debate had been allowed to which we should allow to control us: Shall we subThe gentleman from New York [Mr. Brooks] mit to the usurpations by which the Government has
run on without objection from any quarter; and others are uneasy. They tell us that the been overthrowii, or shall we exert ourselves for its but when objection was made and insisted letter of Frank Blair is not their platform.
full aud complete restoration? It is idle to talk of
upon, the Chair felt bound to rule as he did. What is their platform? Why, sir, on Mon public credit,"
Mr. MARSHALL. If the otber side will day, the 6th day of this month, the Demo
Away with your generalities, commonplaces, 1 give us something like half a show I have no cratic party in their convention at New York
platitudes, and delusions in the pretended plat objection. agreed upon a series of propositions, many of form which you adopted two days ago. That is
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Does the them mere axioms in politics against which not the issue. There is but one real, true issue ; || gentleman withdraw the objection? nobody will protest; others generalities and all those are of the slightest possible conse: Mr. MARSHALL. Only on the condition commonplaces about which no question is likely ever to be made; others a wrapping-up
quence which two days ago you thought worthy stated.
Mr. SCHENCK. It comes with a bad grace of meaning in ambiguous phrase with the
"I wish to stand before the convention upon this
from the gentleman who told me be only intentio: of catching people of the widest dis issue, but it is one which embraces everything else wanted a minute, and I gave him more. Í similarity of opinion, so ihut your Chase men
that is of value in its large and comprehensive inquire if it would be
order to supply some and your Pendleton men might meet upon the worth a contest, and without it there is nothing that
omissions in the account he gave of the per same ground. And that they say is their plat gives dignity, honor, or valuo to the struggle.' sonnel of that convention which made this form. That was on the 6th of July. Three Mr. MARSHALL. I raise the question of platform which opposes itself to the bills we days afterward, on the 9th of July, when, order that the gentleman is not discussing the have under consideration ? throwing aside all others, they had taken Ho
question before the House. [Laughter.] The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair is ratio Seymour as their candidate for the Pres- | Unless he gives a chance on this side I shall of the opinion that all of this debate is not idency, and the question came who should be object to his proceeding. I have no objection relevant to the joint resolution before the their second on the ticket, Frank Blair marched at all if he will pernit is to have one fourth House, and if objection is made it cannot prointo that ball, not in person, but through the the time he occupies.
ceed. representatives of himself and his position, The SPEAKER pro tempore, (Mr. SCOFIELD Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I have no with a platform in his band, which he pre in the chair.) The gentleman will confine objection to this debate being pursued at some sents to these men, in which he not only lays himself to the subject of debate.
subsequent time, if gentlemen wish to go on down distinct positive views, which they by Mr. SCHENCK. That is precisely what I with it; but if they mean to continue it now, acclaination adopted with him, but which he am doing. It is claimed that there are or are I propose to make a report from a committee presents to them accompanied with the dec. to be certain Democratic State governments of conterence on the legislative, &c., approlaration that all else they have been declaring established at the South by these means, which, priation bill, because it is important to have about is of no consequence whatever, and this being about to be established, will obviate all the report adopted, so that the enrolling clerks which he presents is ihe only issue. Now, see necessity for passing this bill. We disagree to
may get the bill. whether I overstate it. That is his platform that; and I comment upon the character of Mr. BOUTWELL, Objection being made thus presented. They say it would be rather those governments and the issue sought to be by gentlemen on the other side of the House a sudden change between the 6th of July and made before the people by which those govern to a further continuance of the debate, and the 9th of July to have altered their whole ments are to be thus made the law for these the gentleman from Illinois desiring to proposition. Is there any change impracticable southern States. I say, therefore, that is one ceed to other business, I surrender the floor to these men? Do they not fight for Seymour distinct issue, the issue which General Blair and ask for the question. and Blair just as they would have fought for concludes bis letter by claiming to be the only The first question was on the amendments Chase or Hendricks or for Hancock, had they " that gives dignity, honor, or value to the reported by the Committee on Reconstruction; been nominated? If any man thinks he can struggle." It is to be found in the secondary which are as follows: find a plank too short to afford room to allow platform overriding the first accepted by these In lines four and five strike out the words “and the Democratic party to turn a somersault on in gentlemen, and it now presents the one ground which States are not now represented in Congress." two days or one day, or in two lours or one upon which they go to the people. Why, sir,
In line titieon strike out the word "and" and insert
"nor." hour, he knows less of the history of that how was General Blair taken? How were any Add to the resolution the following: party than I do.
of the candidates taken? Is there anything in Provided, That nothing herein contained sball be Mr. JONES, of Kentucky. I ask the gentle the selection of either of them which would
construed to apply to any State which was repre
sented in Congress on the 4th of March, 1867. man to let me put a question to him.
indicate that the gentlemen would not have Mr. SCHENCK. I cannot yield. They taken this as their position in regard to these
Mr. ELDRIDGE. I demand the yeas and cannot plead shortness of time, especially they southern States?
nays on agreeing to the amendments. cannot plead it in the face of ihe recorded Mr. MARSHALL. I rise to a point of
The yeas and nays were ordered. facts; and I repeat, therefore, although they order.
Mr. HAMILTON. I desire to offer an adopted that platform under which they seek The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair is
amendment. now to take refuge on the 6th, by the decision of opinion that the gentleman is wandering order, the main question having been op de redes
The SPEAKER. No amendment is in of the oth they virtually threw it aside when somewhat from the subject. they nominated this candidate whom they Mr. SCHENCK. Will the Chair be kind
The main question was taken; and it was accepted by acclamation, who said there was enough to tell me wherein ?
decided in the affirmative--yeas 110, nays 23, one great issue, and on that they meant to go The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair
not voting 63; as follows: to the country. thinks that the Democratic candidates and
YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell. Delos R. I will have some of this literature repeated their platform have nothing to do with this
Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baldwin, Banks, in order to refresh the memory of gentlemen question.
Beatty, Benjamin, Bentun, Blair, Boles, Bontwell on the other side, although it has been read in Mr. SCHENCK. I regret to differ from the
Churchill, Sidney Clarke. Cobb, Coburn, Coub full at the Clerk's desk. First, as to that plat Chair, and from the gentleman on the other form. Here it is in a few lines :
side. "There is but one way to restore the Government Mr. NIBLACK. The Democratic platform and the Constitution, and that is for the Presidontelect to declare these acts nult and void."
does not go into effect till after the 4th of Not submit them to the court Oh, no! the
March next, whereas this is intended to go into Democratic President-elect is to declare them
operation before that. [Laughter.] by his first proclamation null and void.
Mr. SCHENCK. Under the advice of the " Compel the Army to undo its usurpations at the
Chair I shall bave to desist from the course of South, disperso the carpet-bag State governments,
remark I was entering upon, but it did seem allow the white people to organize their own gov to me that when it was claimed that upon cerernments, and elect Senators and Representatives.” tain principles and positions taken by these
One way is for the President to sweep aside men whom they selected to lead them, indiall acts of the legislative power, and to substi cated, embodied, and personified in this way, tute creatures in the shape of State governments a bill like this was unnecessary. I might be Wilson-110.
Bromwell, Benjamin F. Butler. Roderick R. Butler,
son, Roots, Sawyer, Sehenck, Scotield, Shanks, saith
NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Axtell, Beck, Brooks, Cary, ments. If we continue upon then we will
House on Tuesday morning next with our
recommendations in regard to them. I have,
ask permission to report those amendments
conference be requested upon them. In that soll, Alexander H. Jones. Kolley, Kerr, Laflin, Lin
way we suppose there may be had a saving of coln, McCormick, McCullough. Mercur, Moorhead, Morrissey, Newcomb, Nicholson. Nunn, Polsley,
three or four days of time in the final disposition Pruyn, Kandall, Robinson, Selye, Shellabarger, Sit
of the bill. I hope, therefore, that there will greaves, Aaron F. Stevens, Taylor, John Trimble, be no objection to that course being taken at
an Auken, Van Wyck, Thomas Williams, Stephen this time.
No objection was made.
The report was accordingly received.
Mr. SCHENCK. Inow move that the House The joint resolution was ordered to a third reading, and it was accordingly read the third
non-concur in the amendment of the Senate,
and request a committee of conference.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. SCHENCK moved to reconsider the The previous question was seconded and the
vote just taken, and also moved that the motion main question ordered.
to reconsider be laid on the table. Mr. ELDRIDGE. I demand the yeas and
The latter motion was agreed to.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
Indefinite leave of absence was granted to
Mr. Price, on account of the illness of his
Indefinite leave of absence was also granted
Mr. SCHENCK. I would inquire of the
The SPEAKER. Only thirty-three more riss, Fields, French, Garfield, Griswold. Hamilton,
than a quorum.
notice that I shall hereafter object to the William Lawrence, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, ing any leave of absence except for good Mallory, Marvin. Maynard, McCarthy, McClurg,
ENROLLED BILLS, ETC., SIGNED.
Mr. HOPKINS, from the Committee on
resolution of the following titles; when the
of Mahala M. Straight upon the pension-roll
to the children of Pleasant Stoops ;
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Anderson, Archer, Baker, An act (H. R. No. 522) granting a pension
An act (H. R. No. 525) granting a pension ney.
Fox, Golladay, Gravely, Haight, II alsey. flard - to Jeremiah T. Hallett; ing, Hawkins, Hill, Holman, Hotchkiss, Asabel W. An act (H. R. No. 550) providing for the Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, II umphrey. Ingersoll. Alexander II. Jones. Kelley, Kerr, Lailin, Lin
sale of a portion of the Fort Gratiot military coln, McCormick, McCullough, Mercur, Moorhead, reservation in St. Clair county, in the State of Morrell, Morrissey, Newcomb, Nicholson, Nunn,
An act (H. R. No. 676) granting a pension
to the children of James Heatherly ;
An act (H. R. No. 770) granting a pension Mr. POLAND stated that his colleague [Mr. to John H. Finlay ; WOODBRIDGE] was out of town on important An act (H. R. No. 771) granting a pension business; if present he would have voted for to John L. Lay; the resolution.
An act (H. R. No. 773) granting a pension The result of the vote having been announced to William H. McDonald; as above recorded,
An act (H. R. No. 825) granting a pension Mr. BOUTWELL moved to reconsider the to John W. Hughes; vote by which the joint resolution was passed; An act (H. R. No. 1099) for the relief of and also moved that the motion to reconsider Wait Talcott; and be laid on the table.
Joint resolution (H. R. No. 292) directing The latter motion was agreed to.
the Secretary of War to sell damaged or un
serviceable arms, ordnance, and ordnance INTERNAL TAX BILL.
The SPEAKER, by unaniinous consent, laid more effectually secure the collection of inter
before the House a communication from the nal revenue on distilled spirits and tobacco, and to amend the tax on banks, have been re
Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a comferred by the House to the Committee of Ways munication from the Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, with an estimate of the appropriations t and Means. There were one hundred and eighty-three amendments made by the Senate
necessary to carry out treaty stipulations with
the Seneca and other Indians, lately ratified to that bill, generally verbal, but there are
by the Senate ; which were referred to the some of them which are of substance, very few of them. Since obtaining the printed bill this
Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to
be printed. morning containing those amendments we have been diligently at work, but have considered REMOVAL OF POLITICAL DISABILITIES. only some fifty-two or fifty three of the amend The SPEAKER also laid before the House a
tion first made mens designated, unless at the direc
insert in lieu thereof the word "fifty;" and on page "throe;" and in line two of said amendment strike votes of to-day. I will make no objection; the 17 of the bill, after the word “dollars," in line twenty out the word "four" and insert in lieu thereof the committee to have leave to report at any time. three, add the following words: "and it shall be the word "thrce," and in the same lino strike out the duty of the Secretary to lay before the House of Rep word "cight" an insert in lieu thereof the word
The SPEAKER. It will require unanimous resentatives annually with his report of receipts and six."
consent for the committee to report at any expenditures a statement in detail of the disburse That the House recede from their disagreement to time. ments matie from the same hereby appropriated;" the one hundred and ninety-third amendment of the and the Senate agree to the same.
Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. I object. Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, That the Senate agree to the amendinent of the as follows: at the end of said amendment add the Mr. GARFIELD. I move that the bill with llouse to the seventy-ninth amendment of the Senate. following: "Provided, That from and after the 30th That the Houso recede froin their disagreoment to
the amendments already adopted be ordered day of June, 1869, the Department of Education shall the cightieth amendment of tho Senate, and agree to cease, and there sball be established and attached
to be printed. the saine with the following amendment: In line two to the Department of the Interior an otiice to be do The motion was agreed to. of said amendment strike out the following words, nominated the office of education, the chief officer and fifty." of wbich shall be the Commissioner of Education, at
Mr. SCHENCK, Mr. PHELPS, and Mr. Thili the lIouse recede from their disagrecment to a salary of $3,000 per annun, who shall, under the GARFIELD gave notice of amendments which the one hundred and second amendment of the Senate direction of the Secretary of the Interior, discharge they propose to offer and which were severally and agree to the same witb aincndments, as follows: all such duties, and superintend, execute, and per
ordered to be priuted. in line one of sail amendinent strike out the word form all guch acts and things touching ard respectfour," and insert in lieu thereof the word "seven,' ing the said office of education as are evolved by
LEAVE OF ABSENCE. and strike out of said amendment the words "six Jay upon said Coininissioner of Education;" and the thousand four," and insert in lieu thereof the words Senate agree to the same.
Mr. WASHBURN, of Wisconsin, obtained in. eleven thousand two,"
That the House recede from their disagreement to That the llouse recede from their disagreement to the ono hundred and ninety-four and a balf amcpd
definite leave of absence on account of the the one hundred and eleventh anondment of the mentofthe Senate, and agree to the same with amend sickness of his daughter. Senate, and agree to the same with an annendment, ments, as follows: in lieu of said Senate amendment Mr. GARFIELD. I move that the House as follows: striko out of said amendinent the word insert the words "four hundred;" and the Senate uinctcen and insert in lieu thereof the word agree to the same.
take a recess till half past seven o'clock this tivcive;" and the Senate agree to the same.
That the House rccede from their disagreement to evening. That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and uiucty-fifth amendment of the Mr. SPALDING I move that the House th, one hundred and twelfth amendment of the Sen Senate, and agree to the same with the following ate, iind agree to the same with an amendment, as amendinents: in line two of said amendmont strikó | adjourn. follows: strike out of said amendment the word out the word "eigbt" and insert in lieu thereof the The motion of Mr. SPALDING was agreed to;
thirty:"nd insert in licu thereot“ nineteen;" and word "seven;" and in line six of said arendinent and the House (at five o'clock and five minutes on page 23 of the bill, line twenty-seven, aftertheword strike out the words "twenty-five hundred and *thousand" strike out the word " four" and insert insert in lieu thereof "two thousand;" and in line p. m.) adjourned. in licu thereof the word "two;" and the Senate agree six of said amendment strike out the words two to the same.
thousand" and insert in lieu thereof "eighteen hunThat the llouse recede from their disagreement to dred;" and the Senate agree to the same.
PETITIONS. the one hundred and thirteenth amendment of the That the Ilouso recedc from their disagreoment to Senate, and agree to the same with the following the one bundred and ninety-sixth amendment of the
The following petitions were presented under amendment: strike out of said amendment the words Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, the rule, and referred to the appropriate com* fifty-two" and insert in lieu thereof the word as follows: strike out of said amendment the words mittees: "thirty;" and the Senate agree to the same.
ninety-one" and insert in lieu thereof the words That the llouse recede from their disagreement to "seventy-five;" and the Senate agree to the saine.
By Mr. COVODE: The petition of David the one hundred and fourteenth amendment of tbo
That the House recode from their disagreement to R. Stouffer, of the fourth Pennsylvania cavalry, Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment as the two hundred and third amendment of the Senate, asking Congress to pay him the balance due follows: strike out of said amendment the words and agree to the same with an amendment, as fol"fifiy-eight" and insert in lieu thereof tho words lows: strike out of said armendment the words "Gifty
for his services during the war. "foriy-two;" and the Senate agree to the same. soven" and insert in lieu thereof the word "ten;" By Mr. DRIGGS: The petition of Philip That the House recede from their disagreement to and the Senate agree to the same,
Carman and 194 others, together with affidavits the one hundred and twenty-eiglith anicndment of That the IIouso recede from their amendment to the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, the two hundred and twenty-fifth amendment of the
of Robert Brown and Carl Heisterman, setting us follows: strike out of said amendment the words Senate, and the Senate rccede frou said amendment forth the facts and praying Congress to grant "twenty-five" and insert in lieu thereof the word and agree to the following as a substitute for both
a pension to the said Pbilip Carman for services "fifteen;" and the Senate agree to the same.
amendments: That the House rccede from their disagreemont to SEC, -, And he it further enacted, That all adver
rendered and wounds received in the Mexican the one hundred and twenty-ninih amendment of the tisements, notices, proposals for contracts, executive war. Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, proclamations, treaties, and laws to be published in as follows: strike out of said amendment the word the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, "thirty," and insert in lieu thereof the word "eight shall be published the papers now selected under
IN SENATE. een;" and the Senate agree to the saine.
the provisions of section ton of an act approved That the House recede from their disagreement to March 2, 1867, entitled "An act making appropria
MONDAY, July 13, 1868. the one hundred and thirty-seventh amendinept of tions for sundry civil expenses of the Government the Senate, and agree to the same with imenduents. for the year ending June 30, 1868, and for other pur
Prayer by Rev. E. H. Gray, D. D. as follows: on page 26 of the bill, lino three, after the poses," and shall also be published in the paper se
On motion of Mr. MORTON, and by unan word "for insert the following words: "Chief iccted under the provisions of the second section of imous consent, the reading of the Journal of Clerk $2,000;" and also strike out the word "four" this act: Provilleil. That no advertisement from any in said amendment and insert in liou thereof the State, District, or Territory other than the District of
Saturday last was dispensed with. word "three." Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia shall be pub
IIOUSE BILLS REFERRED. That the House recede from their disagreement to
lished in the the one hundred and thirty-eighth amendment of
of the proper head of a Department. The following bills and joint resolutions the Senate, and agree to tbe same with an amend That the Senate recede from their disagreement to received from the House of Representatives ment, as follows: strike out seven thousand two" the amendment of thellouse to the two liundred and aud insert in liou thereof "five thousand four;" and twenty-eighth amendment of the Senatc, and agree were severally read twice by their titles and in line four of the bill, on page 26, strike out the word
to tho sanie.
referred as indicated below: one where it first occurs and insert in lieu thereof
TIMOTHY O, ITOWE,
A bill (H. R. No. 1277) to provide for the the word "two;' and in the same line striko out the
T. A, HENDRICKS, word "one" where it occurs the second time, and in
Managers on the part of the Senate.
distribution of the reward offered by the Pres: licu thereof insert the word three;" and in the
E. B. WASHBURNE,
ident of the United States for the captore of same line strike out the word SIX and in lieu
CHARLES E. PHELPS. Jefferson Davis--to the Committee on Claims. thereof insert the word "two." That the House recede from their disagreement to
A bill (H. R. No. 1320) for the relief of L. the one hundred and thirty-ninth amendment of the
Managers on the part of the Ilouse.
Merchant & Co., and Peter Kosecrantz--to the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendinent, as The report of the committee of conference Committee on Claims. follows: strike out "eight"and insert in lieu thereof the word "six." was adopted.
A bil (H. R. No. 1341) making appropriaThat the flouse recede from their disagreement to Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to the one hundred and fortieth amendment of the
tions and to supply deficiencies in the approSenate, and agree to the same with the following reconsider the vote by which the report was
priations for the service of the Government for amendment; strike out "eleven thousand two" and adopted ; and also moved that the motion to the fiscal year ending June 30, 1868, and for insert in lieu thereof "eight thousand four." reconsider be laid on the table.
other purposes--to the Committee on ApproThat the House recede froin their disagreement to the one hundred and forty-first amendment of the
The latter motion was agreed to.
priations. Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment,
MILITARY PEACE ESTABLISHMENT.
A bill (H. R: No. 1366) for the relief of as follows: strike out "twenty" and insert in lieu
Captain A. G. Olivar---to the Commiutee on thereof "ten."
The House resumed the consideration of Claims. That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and forty-second amendment of the the bill (H. R. No. 1377) to reduce and fix the
A bill (H. R. No. 1370) to fix the time for Senato, and agree to the same with an amendment, military peace establisbment.
holding the terms of the United States district as follows: strike out "twenty-four" and insert in The pending question was upon the amend. lieu tberoof "twelve;" and the Senate agree to the
court in Virginia --to the Committee on the ment of Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana, to the Judiciary: That the House recede from their disagreement to amendment of Mr. GARFIELD to the seventh
A bill (H. R. No. 1378) to declare the mean; the one hundred and forty-sixth amendment of the section of the bill. Senate, and agree to the same with amendments, as Mr. GARFIELD. I desire to make a prop
ing of the several acts in relation to retired follows; in lines two and three of said sinendment
officers of the Armyto the Committee on strike out the words "three thousand five hundred" ositition in regard to this bill; that we now
Military Affairs and the Militia. and insert in lieu thereof the words two thousand proceed with its consideration until we get six hundred and sixty-three;" and at the end of
A joint resolution (H. R. No. 288) amendsaid amendment, add the following: "Provided, That through with the next section, which is simply
atory of joint resolution for the relief of cer this oflice shall cease on the 4th day of March, a provision to determine the number of regi. tain officers of the Army, approved Juls 26, 1869, and no further appropriation for its continu ments we are to have in the Army. When that ance shall be made until said oflice shall have been
1866-to the Cuinmittee on Military A fairs cstablished by law;" and the Senate agree to the
question shall have been determined, if it and the Militia. same as so modified.
then be the pleasure of the House, to recom That the House recede from their disagreement to mit the bill to the Committee on Military
A joint resolution (H. R. No. 810) to extend the one hundred and forty-eighth amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with
the provisions of the act of July 4, 1964, limfollows: in line one of said amendmentstriko out the in harmony, in its terms and provisions, with
iting the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims to word "four" and insert in lieu thereof the word the opinion of the House as exbibited by the
the loyal citizens of the State of Arkansas -to the Committee on the Judiciary.
ng discharged fromatheir further consideration ;
A joint resolution (H. R. No. 331) to grant sion ; which was referred to the Committee on an American register to the Hawaiian brig | Pensionis. Victoria--to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. CHANDLER presented a petition of
officers of the United States Army, praying an BRIDGE AT FORT LEAVENWORTH.
increase of compensation; which was referred The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair
to the Committee on Military Affairs and the will lay before the Senate the bill (S. No. 355)
Militia. authorizing the construction of a bridge across
Mr. COLE presented a petition of officers the Missouri_river upon the military reserva of the Army, praying an increase of compention at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, which has
sation; which was referred to the Committee been returned from the House of Representa on Military Affairs and the Militia. tives with an amendment.
Mr. HOWARD presented a petition of offiMr. POMEROY. I presume the Commit cers of the United States Army, praying an tee on Military Affairs will be disposed to con.
increase of compensation ; which was referred cur in that amendment. I ask to have it lie
to the Committee on Military Affairs and the on the table for a few minutes until they can
Militia. see it. I bave no doubt they will concur in it,
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. and that we can pass it without being referred. As soon as the committee have examined it I Mr. CHANDLER, from the Committee on will call it up
Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It will be No. 605) to declare a part of the lowa river laid aside for the present.
pot a navigable stream, asked to be discharged EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.
from its further consideration, and moved its
indefinite postponement; which was agreed to. The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before He also, from the same committee, to whom the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, was referred the joint resolution (H. R. No. communicating, in compliance with a resolu
323) in relation to surveys and examinations tion of the Senate of the oth of February last, of rivers and harbors, reported it without information in relation to the expense of amendment. maintaining the military establishment in the Mr. STEWART, from the Committee on the Territories of New Mexico and Arizona ;
Judiciary, to whom were referred various petiwhich was referred to the Committee on Mil.
tions and memorials relative to the removal of itary Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to
civil disabilities imposed by act of Congress be printed.
upon the persons therein named, asked to be He also laid before the Senate a letter of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating which was estimates of appropriations required to carry Mr. POMEROY, from the Committee on out such provisions as will need immediate
Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill action of the treaty concluded February 23,
(H. R. No. 1052) amendatory of an act enti1867, with the Senecas, Shawnees, Quapaws, Peorias, Kaskaskias, Weas, Piankeshaws, Ot
tled "An act granting public lands to the State
of Wisconsin to aid in the construction of rail. towas of Blanchard's Fork and Rock de Boeuf, and the Wyandottes; which was referred to
roads in said State," approved June 3, 1856, the Committee on Indian Affairs.
reported it without amendment.
Mr. DAVIS, from the Committee on Claims, PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
to whom was referred the petition of Joseph Mr. FESSENDEN presented a petition of
Wilson, asked to be discharged from its furofficers of the United States Army, praying an
ther consideration, and moved that the petiincrease of compensation; which was referred
tioner have leave to withdraw his petition; to the Committee on Military Affairs and the
which was agreed to. Militia.
Mr. TRUMBULL, from the Committee on Mr. HARLAN presented a petition of Fred the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill erick Hall, praying the confirmation of the (S. No. 610) in relation to corporations eretitle to certain lands which he purchased of ated by laws of the United States, reported it two Chippewa Indians; which was referred to with amendments. the Committee on Public Lands.
He also, from the same committee, to whom Mr. ANTHONY presented two petitions of was referred the bill (S. No. 584) relating to officers of the United States Army, praying an the finding of indictments in the courts of the increase of compensation; which were referred
United States in the late rebel States, reported to the Committee on Military Affairs and the it with an amendment. Militia.
He also, from the same committee, to whom Mr. CONNESS presented a petition of offi
was referred the bill (S. No. 604) regulating cers of the United States Ariny, praying the the times and places of holding the district passage of the bill to fix and equalize the pay and circuit courts of the United States for the of officers, and to establish the pay of enlisted northern district of Florida, reported it with: soldiers of the Army; which was referred to out amendment. the Committee on Military Affairs and the He also, from the same committee, to whom Militia.
were referred the amendments of the House Mr. HOWE presented a petition of officers of Representatives to the bill (S. No. 352) to of the United States Army, praying the pas authorize the temporary supplying of vacancies sage of the bill to fix and equalize the pay of
in the Executive Departments, reported an officers and to establish the pay of enlisted sol amendment to the House amendments; which diers of the Army; which was referred to the was ordered to be printed. Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Mr. WILSON, from the Committee on MiliMr. FERRY presented a petition of officers || tary Affairs and the Militia, to whom was
1 of the Army, praying an increase of compen referred the joint resolution (H. R. No. 326) sation ; which was referred to the Committee for the relief of Henry B. St. Marie, reported 1 on Military Affairs and the Militla.
it without amendment. Mr. MORGAN presented the memorial of He also, from the same committee, to whom Charles Gaylord, praying aid in the construc was referred the joint resolution (H. R. No. tion of a marine railway for passing ships | 328) for the donation of certain columus, across the Isthmus of Darien; which was re reported it without amendment. ferred to the Committee on Commerce.
He also, from the same committee, to whom 1 Mr. WILLEY presented a petition of offi was referred the bill (H. R. No. 1365) for the f cers of the United States Army, praying an in: || relief of Captain Thomas W. Miller, asked to crease of compensation ; which was referred be discharged from its further consideration to the Committee on Military Affairs and the land that it be referred to the Committee on Militia.
Claims; which was agreed to. Mr. HARLAN presented a petition of Vio He also, from the same committee, to whom let Henry, widow of Sherrod Henry, late a was referred the bill (H. R. No. 255) for the li private of company D, sixtieth United States relief of the heirs of James S. Porter, late of colored troops, praying to be allowed a pen Hancock county, West Virginia, asked to be li
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.
ning, the lines to be run so as to make the form
The PRESIDENT pro tempore appointed of the twenty acres as nearly equare as practi Ou motion of Mr. HOWE, it was
Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. MORRILL of Vermont, and cable. The Leavenworth Coal Company are to
Ordered, That the petition of N. Daniels be withpay therefor the sum fixed by the United States drawn from the files of the Senate and referred to
BILLS INTRODUCED. district judges of the State of Kansas, the east the Committee on Claims.
Mr. COLE asked, and by unanimous conern district of Missouri, and of the northern On motion of Mr. POMEROY, it was sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. district of Illinois, whose reasonable expenses Ordered, That Williain Pollard have loave to with 613) prescribing the time for appeals in cer. are to be paid out of any money in the Treas draw bis petition from the files of the Senate.
tain land cases; which was read twice by its ury not otherwise appropriated; and the lease
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.
title, referred to the Comunittee on the Jodiis extended sixteen years from the passage of
ciary, and ordered to be printed. this act. Upon the payment of the purchase A message from the President of the United
Mr. McDONALD asked, and by unanimous money, the Secretary of the Interior is directed States, by Mr. William G. Moore, his Secre
consent obtained, leave to introdace a bill (8. to issue to the Leavenworth Coal Company and tary, announced that the President had on this
No. 614) to pay loyal citizens in the States its successors and assigns, a patent for the day signed the following acts and joint resolutions:
lately in rebellion for services in taking the above described lands, which patent shall also
A bill (S. No. 232) granting a pension to
United States census of 1860; which was read grant to the company and its successors and Henrietta Nobles;
twice by its title, and referred to the Commitassigns the exclusive right to mine for coal
A bill (S. No. 238) granting a pension to
tee on Claims. underlying the lands now comprised in the Carrie E. Burdett;
Mr. ROSS asked, and by unanimous conmilitary reserve.
A bill (S. No. 291) granting a pension to
sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. Mr, HARLAN. I did not hear the amount Ann Kelley, widow of Bernard Kelley;
615) to provide for a commission to investithat they are to pay for this land,
A bill (S. No. 292) granting a pension to
gate claims arising from depredations comMr. HOWARD. No particular amount is Maria Raftery ;
mitted by or upon Indians in Kansas ; which mentioned. The properiy is to be appraised
A bill (S. No. 307) for the relief of certain
was read twice by its title, referred to the by three district judges. Government contractors;
Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to Mr. EDMUNDS. How soon after the ap
A bill (S. No. 332) granting a pension to
be printed. praisal are they to pay? Jobn W. Harris;
Mr. OSBORN asked, and by unanimous Mr. HOWARD. They are to pay when they A bill (S. No. 333) for the relief of Julia M.
consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint res. purchase, I suppose. Molin;
olution (S. R. No. 159) authorizing the ComThe bill was reported to the Senate without A bill (S. No. 316) for the relief of Rebecca
missioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedamendment, ordered to a third reading, read V. Senor, mother of James H. Senor, de
men, and Abandoned Lands to sell certain the third time, and passed. ceased;
portions of public lands within the corporate A bill (S. No. 318) for the relief of Charlotte
limits of the city of Pensacola, Florida, for Posey, widow of Sebastian Posey ;
educational purposes ; which was read twice A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced A bill (S. No. 321) for the relief of Mrs. \l by its title, referred to the Committee on Pub. that the House had passed the bill (S. No. 564) Mary Gaither, widow of Wiley Gaither, de
lic Lands, and ordered to be printed. concerning the tax commissioners for the State ceased;
MESSENGERS, PAGES, ETC. of Arkansas.
A bill (S. No. 342) granting a pension to
Mr. MCDONALD. I submit the following The message also announced that the House | Thomas Stewart;
resolution, and ask for its present considera had passed the following bill and joint resolu
A bill (S. No. 359) granting a pension to tions, in which it requested the concurrence of Louisa Fitch, widow of E. P. Fitch, deceased;
Resolved, That the Sorgeant-at-Arms be, and ho
A bill (S. No. 381) granting a pension to the Sepate :
is hereby, authorized and directed to retaio during A bill (H. R. No. 1428) authorizing the ad.
Edward Hamel, minor child of Edward Hawel, the coming recess the special messengers, pages, and deceased ;
laborers now employed. mission in evidence of copies of certain papers, documents, and entries;
A bill (S. No. 427) for the relief of the Mr. FESSENDEN. I think that had better A joint resolution (H. R. No. 332) authorwidow and children of John W. Jameson, de
go over. ceased; izing the appointment of examiners to exam
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Objection ine and report upon the expediency of discon
A bill (S. No. 436) for the relief of James | being made, the resolution goes over under the Hooper ;
rule. tinuing the navy-yard at Charlestown, Massachusetts, and uniting the same with the yard A bill' (S. No. 456) for the relief of Sylves
BRIDGE AT ST. LOUIS. at Kittery, Maine ; ter Nugent;
Mr. HENDERSON. I move that the Sen. A bill (S. No. 494) granting a pension to A joint resolution (H. R. No. 838) exonerElizabeth Steepleton, widow of Harrison W.
ate proceed to the consideration of House bill ating certain vessels of the United States from
in regard to the construction of a bridge at Steepleton, deceased; the payment of tonnage fees to consular agents
St. Louis. It has been reported by the Com in Canada;
A bill (S. No. 495) for the relief of Henry
mittee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and it A.joint resolution (H. R. No. 335) for the
A bill (S. No. 134) for the relief of Elizabeth
is important that it should pass. protection of settlers on the Cherokee neutral Barker, widow of Alexander Barker, deceased;
The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. lands in Kansas ; and
A bill (S. No. 497) for the relief of Catharine
R. No. 631) amendatory of an act approved July A joint resolution (H. R. No. 337) continWands;
26, 1866, entitled "An act to authorize the uing the refining of bullion in the Mint of the
A bili (S. No. 498) granting a pension to
construction of certain bridges, and to estabUnited States and branches. Anna M. Howard;
lish them as post roads" was considered as in The message also announced that the House insisted on its amendments to the following Lucinda R. Johnson ;
A bill (S. No. 500) granting a pension to
Committee of the Whole.
The preamble declares that the St. Louis and bills of the Senate: A bill (S. No. 175) for the relief of Joseph
A bill (S. No. 501) granting a pension to
Illinois Bridge Company, organized under the Harriet W. Pond;
laws of the State of Missouri, and the Illinois McGhee Cameron and Mary Jane Cameron, minor children of La Fayette Cameron, de
A bill (S. No. 520) granting a pension to
and St. Louis Bridge Company, organized Martha Stout;
under an act of the General Assembly of the ceased; A bill (S. No. 382) granting an increase of
A bill (S. No. 542) for the relief of Thomas
State of Illinois, have been consolidated, in pension to Obadiah T. Plum; W. Ward, late collector of customs, district of
pursuance of the autbority granted to the illi A bill (S. No. 422) granting a pension to Corpus Christi, Texas;
nois and St. Louis Bridge Company, in their Maria Schweitzer and the children of Conrad
A bill (S. No. 549) granting an increase of
act of incorporation, and the authority granted Schweitzer, deceased ; pension to Catharine Eckhardt;
to the St. Louis and Illinois Bridge Company, A bill (S. No. 518) granting a pension to
A joint resolution (S. R. No. 81) placing by an act of the General Assembly of the State the widow and children of John P. Felty; certain troops of Missouri on an equal footing
of Missouri, approved March 19, 1861. The A bill (S. No. 547) granting a pension to with others as to bounties; and
bill proceeds to provide that the company John Sheets;
A joint resolution (S. R. No. 107) in relation
formed by this consolidation, under the name A bill (S. No. 314) for the relief of George to the Maquoketa river, in the State of Iowa.
and style of the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge T. Brien ;
Company, is hereby recognized and declared
INTERNAL TAXES. A bill (S. No. 383) granting a pension to
to be a corporation by that name, with full John A. Weed and Elizabeth J. Weed, minor
The Senate proceeded to consider its amend
power and authority to construct a bridge children of Robert T', Weed, deceased ; ments to the bill (H. R. No. 1284) to change
across the Mississippi river opposite the city and more effectually secure the collection of A bill (S. No. 517) granting a pension to the
of St. Louis, in contürmity to the act of which widow and children of Henry Brown; and internal taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco,
this is amendatory, with all the rights
: A bill (8. No. 521) granting a pension to the by the House ; and
and to amend the tax on banks, disagreed to leges, and powers granted and couferred by children of William M. Wooten, deceased ;
the several acts of the General Assemblies of
the States of Illinois and Missouri to the te
Resolved, That the Senate insist upon its amendthe Senate, and had appointed Mr. S. PER
spective companies by the consolidation of ments to the said bill disagreed to by the House of HAM of Maine, Mr. H. VAN A ERNAM of New Representatives, and ask a conference on the dis
which the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Com York, and Mr. J. BEATTY of Ohio, managers
pany was formed, and not inconsistent with the at the conference on its part.
Senato be appointed by the President pro tempore.
atory. In constructing toe bridge there shall