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Delaware river between Philadelphia and Cain. State of Ohio; which was read a first and

STEAMBOAT INSPECTORS. den; which was read a first and second time, second time, and referred to the Committee Mr. NIBLACK also introduced a bill (H. and referred to the Committee on Roads and on the Post Office and Post Roads.

R. No. 186) to provide two local inspectors of Canals.

MRS. MARTIA ROBINSON.

steamboats at Evansville, in the State of India CÍANGE OF NAME OF A TESSEL. Mr. WILSON, of Ohio, also introduced a

ana ; which was read a first and second time, Mr. O'NEILL also introduced a joint resobill (H. R. No. 177) granting a pension to Mrs.

referred to the Committee on Commerce, and lution (H. R. No. 33) to change the name of Martha Robinson; which was read a first and

ordered to be printed.
the steamship Aries, of the Philadelphia and
second time, and referred to the Committee on

DISTRICT COURTS IN INDIANA.
Boston steamship line, to the Spartan ; which
Invalid Pensions.

Mr. NIBLACK also introduced a bill (H. R was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

WASHINGTON AND CINCINNATI RAILROAD. No. 187) authorizing district courts to be held
ELIZABETII MARSHALL.
Mr. LAWRENCE introduced a bill (H. R.

at the cities of Evansville and New Albany, Mr. CESSNA introdąced a bill (H. R. No. No. 178) to incorporate the Washington and

in the State of Indiana ; which was read a tirst 166) granting a pension to Elizabeth Marshall; || Company; which was read a first and second Cincinnati National Railroad and Telegraph

and second time, referred to the Committee on

the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. which was read a first and second time, and

time, reserred to the Committee on Commerce, BRIDGES ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER. referred to the Committee on 'Invalid Pensions. and ordered to be printed.

Mr. INGERSOLL introduced a bill (H. R. ISRAEL YOUNT.

Mr. LAWRENCE. I desire to say that I No. 188) in relation to bridges across the Ohio Mr. CESSNA also introduced a bill (H. R. introduce that bill by request, and without being | river ; which was read a first and second time, No. 167) for the relief of Israel Yount; which understood as indorsing all its provisions. referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals, was read a first and second time, and referred DELEGATE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

and ordered to be printed.
to the Committee of Claims.
Mr. WINANS introduced a bill (H. R. No.

MAIL ROUTES IN ILLINOIS.
JOIN T. DEWEES?.

179) to provide for the election of a Delegate Mr. McNEELY introduced a bill (H. R. No. Mr. JONES, of North Carolina, introduced in Congress for the District of Columbia ; 189) to establish a mail route in Illinois; which a bill (H. R. No. 168) for the relief of John wbich was read a first and second tiine, referred was read a first and second time, and referred T. Deweese ; which was read a first and second to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to the Committee on the Post Office and Post time, and referred to the Committee on Mili. to be printed.

Roads. tary Affairs.

IITRAM BRITT.

Mr. CREBS introduced a bill(H. R. No. 190)
REMOVAL OF DISABILITIES.
Mr. HAWKINS introduced a bill (H. R.

to establish a post road in Illinois; which was Mr. DOCKERY introduced a bill (H. R. No. 180) for the relief of Hiram Britt, of Hen

read a first and second time, and referred to No. 169) for the removal of disabilities; which derson county, Tennessee; which was read a

the Committee on the Post Office and Post was read a first and second time, and referred first and second time, and referred to the Com

Roads. to the Committee on Reconstruction. mittee of Claims.

SURGEON OF MARINE HOSPITALS. QUARTERMASTER STORES.

THOMAS MAXWELL.

Mír. LOGAN introduced a bill (H. R. No. Mr. DOCKERY also introduced a bill (H.

191) to provide for the appointment of a super

Mr. ARNELL introduced a bill (H. R. No. R. No. 170) to provide payment for quarter: 181) granting a pension to Thomas Maxwell,

vising surgeon of the marine hospitals of the master stores and subsistence supplies taken

United States; which was read a first and secof Hardin county, Tennessee; which was read by the Army in the southern States; which

ond time, and referred to the Committee on a first and second time, and referred to the

Commerce. was read a first and second time, and referred Committee on Invalid Pensions. to the Committee of Claims.

INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC RAILROAD. MAIL CARRYING IN NORTH CAROLINA,

Mr. LOGAN also introduced a bill (H. R. Mr. ARNELL also introduced a bill (H. R. Mr. DEWEESE introduced a bill (H. R. No. 182) granting a pension to Eli Bunch, of

No. 192) to aid in the construction of the No. 171) for the relief of railroad companies || Tennessee ; which was read a first and second

International Pacific railroad from Cairo, Illicarrying United States mails in North Caro.

nois, to the Rio Grande, to authorize the contim'e, and referred to the Committee on Revolulina; which was read a first and second time,

solidation of certain railroad companies, and tionary Pensions and of the War of 1812. and referred to the Committee on the Post

to provide homesteads for the laborers on those Office and Post Roads.

HOWARD INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION. roads; which was read a first and second time. POST ROUTES IN NORTH CAROLINA. Mr. STOKES introduced a bill (H. R. No.

Mr. LOGAN. I move tbat this bill be 183) to incorporate the Howard Industrial Ed. referred to the Committee on the Pacific RailMr. LASH introduced a bill (H. R. No. 172) ucational Association; which was read a first

road. to establish a post route from Leaksville, North and second time, and referred to the Commit.

Mr. JULIAN. I move to amend so as to Carolina, to Penn's Store, Virginia; which was tee on Education and Labor.

refer the bill to the Committee on the Public read a first and second time, and referred to

Lands. the Committee on the Post Office and Post

CUSTOM-IIOUSE AT NASIVILLE.

The amendment was not agreed to. Roads.

Mr. PROSSER introduced a joint resolution The motion of Mr. Logan was agreed to. Mr. LASH also intulaced a bill (H. R. No. (H. R. No. 34) to sell or exchange the site of

IOWA AND KANSAS RAILROAD. 173) to establish a post route from Salem to the custom-house in the city of Nashville, and Jerusalem, in North Carolina ; which was read that a suitable location may be obtained ;

Mr. COOK introduced a bill (H. R. No. a first and second time, and referred to the which was read a first and second time, and

193) to authorize the construction of a rail. Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. referred to the Committee on Commerce.

road from Davenport, in the State of Iowa, to

Topeka, in the State of Kansas; which was IRVING LITERARY ASSOCIATION.

TIIOMAS W. FRY AND OTIIERS.

read a first and second time, and referred to Mr. WELKER introduced a bill (H. R. No. Mr. ORTH introduced a joint resolution (H. the Committee on Roads and Capals. 174) to incorporate the Irving Literary Asso R. No. 35) for the relief of Thomas W. Fry

DES MOINES RAPIDS, ETC. ciation, Washington, District of Columbia ; and others; which was read a first and second which was read a first and second time, and time, and referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. HAWLEY introduced a bill (H, R. No. referred to the Committee for the District of

194) making further appropriations for the im

YOSEMITE VALLEY. Columbia.

provement of the Rock Island and Des Moines NAVAL CONTRACTORS.

Mr. JULIAN introduced a bill (H. R. No. rapids, in the Mississippi river; which was

184) to confirm to J. M. Hutchings and J. C. read a first and second time, and referred to Mr. BINGHAM introduced a joint resolution (H. R. No. 33) for the adjustment of the valley, in the State of California ; which was

Lamon their preëmption claim to the Yosemite the Committee on Commerce. claims of certain contractors for the construc.

CONDEMNED ORDNANCE FOR MONUMENTS. read a first and second time, referred to the tion of vessels of war and their machinery ; Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered

Mr. HAWLEY introduced a bill (H. R. No. which was read a first and second time, referred to be printed.

195) to authorize the Secretary of War to place to the Committee of Claims, and ordered to be

at the disposal of the soldiers' monument com

NATURALIZATION LAWS. printed.

mittee of Rock Island county, State of Illinois, Mr. JULIAN also introduced a bill (H. R. VIRGINIA MILITARY DISTRICT, Ohio.

certain condemned ordnance; which was read No. 185) to amend the naturalization laws of

a first and second time, and referred to the Mr. WILSON, of Ohio, introduced a bill the United States; which was read a first and Committee on Military Affairs. (H. R. No. 175) to cede to the State of Ohio the second time, referred to the Committee on the

DIVISION OF TEXAS. unsold lands in the Virginia military district, in Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. said State; which was read a first and second

Mr. ASPER introduced a bill(H. R. No.1941

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. time, referred mu the Committee on the Pablic

to divide the State of Texas and to organize Lands, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. NIBLACK introduced a joint resolution that portion of Texas lying west and south of

(H. R. No. 36) relating to the Interior Depart. | the Colorado river into a State, to be called POST ROAD IN OH10.

ment; which was read a first and second time, the State of Lincoln, and to provide for tha Mr. WILSON, of Ohio, also introduced a bill referred to the Committee on Appropriations, continuance of the provisional government or (II. R. No. 176) establishing a post road in the and ordered to be printed.

Texas; which was read a first and second time,

and referred to the Committee on Reconstruc FORT GRATIOT MILITARY RESERVATION.

RIVERS AND HARBORS. tion.

Mr. CONGER introduced a bill (H. R. No. Mr. SAWYER also introduced a bill (H. R. BRIDGES ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI, ETC. 207) to amend an act entitled “Anact provid No. 214) making appropriations for the imMr. DYER introduced a bill (H. R. No. ing for the sale of a portion of the Fort Gratiot provement of rivers and harbors for the fiscal 197) to authorize the construction of certain military reservation in St. Clair county, in the year ending June 30, 1869, and the year ending bridges across the Mississippi and Missouri State of Michigan ;'' which was read a firstand June 30, 1870; which was read a first and rivers, and to establish them as post roads; second time, and referred to the Committee on second time, referred to the Committee on which was read a first and second time, and the Public Lands.

Commerce, and ordered to be printed. referred to the Committee on the Post Office

MINERAL RANGE RAILROAD.

PORT OF ENTRY IN WISCONSIN. and Post Roads.

Mr. CONGER also presented a joint reso

Mr. WASHBURN, of Wisconsin, presented TINSLEY, VAN HORN AND COJIPANY, ET AL. lution of the Legislature of the State of Michi a memorial of the Legislature of Wisconsin,

Mr. DYER also introduced a bill (H. R. No. gan, asking a grant of lands to aid in the con. asking for the establishment of a port of entry 198) for the relief of Tinsley, Van Horn & Co., struction of the Mineral Range railroad of at Superior, Wisconsin ; which was referred to Glenn, Overall & Clark, and J. N. Henderson Lake Superior in Michigan and Wisconsin ; the Committee on Commerce. & Co., of Louisiana, Missouri; which was read which was referred to the Committee on the

LAND DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA. a first and second time, and referred to the Public Lands.

Mr. JOHNSON introduced a bill (H. R. No. Committee of Claims.

LAND-GRANT RAILROAD IN MICHIGAN.

215) changing the limits of certain land dis: JAMES LINDSAY.

Mr. CONGER also presented a joint resolu. tricts in the State of California; which was Mr. DYER also introduced a bill (H. R. No. tion of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, read a first and second time, and referred to 199) for the relief of James Lindsay; which asking for the passage of an act granting the Committee on the Public Lands. was read a first and second time, and referred right of way through the lands of the United

SECURITY OF LIVES ON STEAM VESSELS, to the Committee on Military Affairs.

States, and for aid in the construction of a
railroad from the shore of Green bay to the

Mr. JOHNSON also introduced a bill (H. APPRAISEMENT, ETC., OF IMPORTS. iron mines of Menomonee county, in the State

R. No. 216) to provide for the better security Mr. WELLS introduced a bill (H. R. No. of Michigan ; which was referred to the Com

of lives of passengers on vessels propelled by 200) to regulate the appraisement and inspec. | mittee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be

steam; which was read a first and second time, tion of imports in certain cases, and for other | printed.

and referred to the Committee on Commerce. purposes; which was read a first and second

MINERAL RANGE RAILROAD.

SNAKE INDIANS IN OREGON. time, referred to the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be

Mr. SMITH, of Oregon, introduced a bill ed.

Mr. FERRY presented a joint resolution

of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, || (H, R. No. 217) to provide for the collection SOLDIERS CHARGED WITH DESERTION. asking the General Government for a grant of

and permanent location of the several bands Mr. BOLES introduced a joint resolution (H.

land to aid in the construction of the Mineral of Snake Indians in Oregon; which was read R. No. 37) in regard to charges of desertion in | Range Railroad; which was referred to the a first and second time, and referred to the cases of soldiers honorably discharged; which Committee on the Public Lands.

Committee on Appropriations.
was read a first and second time, referred to the
LAND-GRANT RAILROAD IN MICHIGAN.

INDIAN TREATIES.
Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to
Mr. FERRY also presented a joint resolu-

Mr. CLARKE introduced a bill (H. R. No. be printed.

tion of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, || 218) in relation to treaties with Indian tribes; SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. for the passage of an act granting right of way

which was read a first and second time, referred Mr. BOLES also introduced a bill (H. R. through the lands of the United States, and

to the Committee on Indian Affairs, and ordered No. 201) granting lands to aid in the construc. for aid in the construction of a railroad from

to be printed. tion of a railroad and telegraph line from the || deposits of iron ore in the interior of Meno. AGRICULTURAL, ETC., COLLEGE SCRIP. junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, in monee county, Michigan, to the shore of Green

Mr. TAFFE introduced a bill (H. R. No. the State of Missouri, to the boundary line be. bay or Bay de Noc; which was referred to the

219) in relation to agricultural and inechanical tween the lnited States and Mexico, at or near Committee on the Public Lands.

college scrip; which was read a first and second Presidio del Norte, on the Rio Grande, in the

ABIGAIL REYNOLDS.

time, and referred to the Committee on the direction of the harbor of Altato, on the Gulf

Mr. STOUGHTON introduced a bill (H.

Public Lands. of California, in the republic of Mexico, with a branch from some point east of the ninety. R. No. 208) to increase the pension of Abigail

OGALLALLA AND BRULÉ SIOUX INDIANS. eighth degree of west longitude to the city of Reynolds, widow of Benoni Reynolds, a sol.

Mr. TAFFE also introduced a bill (H. R. No. Lawrence, in the State of Kansas; which was dier in the revolutionary war; which was read

220) to provide for and subsist the Ogallalla read a first and second time, referred to the a first and second time, and referred to the

and Brulé Sioux Indians of the Upper Platte Committee on the Pacific Railroad, and ordered Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and of

agency; which was read a first and second the War of 1812. to be printed.

time, and referred to the Committee on Appro

UNITED STATES COURTS IN MICHIGAN. priations.
LITT LE ROCK AND FORT SMITII RAILROAD.
Mr. STOUGHTON also introduced a bill

LINCOLN AND DENVER RAILROAD. Mr. ROGERS introduced a bill (H. R. No.

(H. R. No. 209) to provide for holding terms 202) granting further time to the Little Rock

Mr. TAFFE also introduced a bill (H. R. of the United States circuit and district courts and Fort Smith railroad in which to complete

No. 221) granting land to aid in the construcfor the western district of Michigan at Kalathe first section of said railroad ; which was

tion of a railroad from Lincoln, in the State mazoo, in said State ; which was read a first read a first and second time, and referred to

of Nebraska, to Denver, Colorado Territory; and second time, referred to the Committee the Committee on the Public Lands.

which was read a first and second time, and on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. BENJAMIN F. MORGAN.

RELIEF OF DISCHARGED SOLDIERS. Mr. ROGERS also introduced a bill (H. R. Mr. PALMER introduced a bill (H. R. No.

Mr. COBB, of Wisconsin, introduced a joint No. 203) to remove legal and political disabili 210) to grant a pension to Enoch Lytle; which

resolution (H. R. No. 38) for the relief of certies from Benjamin F. Morgan, of Arkansas ; was read a first and second time, and referred

tain honorably discharged soldiers of the volunwhich was read a first and second time, and to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

teer forces of the United States Army; which referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

SAMUEL PIERCE.

was read a first and second time, and referred Mr. LOUGHRIDGE introduced a bill (H.

to the Committee of Clains. Mr. ROGERS also introduced a bill (H. R. R. No. 211) for the relief of Samuel Pierce ; No. 204) to remove legal and political disabili. which was read a first and second time, and Mr. COBB, of Wisconsin, also introduced ties from William F. Owen, of Arkansas; which referred to the Committee on Patents.

a bill (H. R. No. 222) to establish a certain was read a first and second time, and referred

LAND GRANT TO WISCONSIN.

post route; which was read a first and second to the Committee on Reconstruction.

Mr. HOPKINS introduced a bill (H. R. No.

time, and referred to the Committee on the WILLIS D. JOUXSON.

Post Office and Post Roads. 212) to grant certain islands to the State of Vr. ROGERS also introduced a bill (H. R. Wisconsin as swamp lands, and for other pur

ADMISSION OF DESERET. No. 205) to remove legal and political disabili poses; which was read a first and second time, Mr. HOOPER, of Utah, introduced a bill ties from Willis D. Joboson, of Arkansas ; referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, | (H. R. No. 223) for the admission of Deseret #bich was a first and second time, and referred and ordered to be printed.

into the Union as a State : which was read a to the Committee on Reconstruction.

AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE SCRIP.

first and second time, and referred to the ComJAMES W. BRADFORD.

mittee on the Territories.

Mr. SAWYER introduced a bill (H. R. No. Mr. ROGERS also introduced a bill (H. R. 213) legalizing certain locations of agricultural

MEMORIALS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF UTAH. No. 206) to remove legal and political disabili college scrip therein designated ; which was Mr. HOOPER, of Utah, presented a memo. ties from James W. Bradford, of Arkansas ; read a first and second time, referred to the rial of the Legislative Assembly of Utah, pray. which was read a first and second time, and Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered | ing for an appropriation to pay for Indian referred to ibe Committee on Reconstruction. to be printed.

depredations and expenses incurred in sup.

ENOCU LYTLE.

WILLIAM F, OWEN.

POST ROUTE IN WISCONSIN.

pressing Indian hostilities; which was referred

PAY OF DISTRICT JUDGE.

Paris, and Pbantom hills, to the Rio Grande to the Committee on Military Affairs, and

Mr. SHAFER also introduced a joint resolu.

river, opposite or near the town of El Paso, ordered to be printed, with the accompanying tion (H. R. No. 39) to provide for the payment

the republic of Mexico, shall be authorized papers. of the salary of the district judge of Idaho

to extend and operate its line of railroad westHOOPER, of Utah, also presented a and Montana Territories ; which was read a

wardly from the east bank of the Rio Grande memorial of the same body, asking for an ap

first and secoud time, and referred to the Com | river, through the Territories of New Mexico propriation to increase the territorial library ; mittee on Appropriations.

and Arizona, to or near Fort Yuma; and which was referred to the Committee on the

thence through the public lands in the State Territories, and ordered to be printed.

ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION OF DISTRICT COURTS. of California to or near San Diego barbor; Also, the memorial of the same body, asking Mr. KERR introduced a bill (H. R. No. that the company, in locating its road, sball go that the net proceeds of internal revenue be set 229) to regulate and limit the admiralty juris: by such direct route as in the opinion of such aside for the erection of a penitentiary; which diction of the district courts of the United company shall be the most practical; and such was referred to the Committee of Ways and States in certain cases; which was read a first company, in constructing its road over the Means, and ordered to be printed.

and second time, referred to the Committee public land, as well as private lands, and in Also, the memorial of the same body, asking on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. || building its bridges over rivers and waterfor a change in the act of March 2, 1867, relat.

courses from the east bank of the Rio Grande

UNITED STATES COURTS IN INDIANA. ing to town sites; which was relerred to the

river, shall, in all respects, be controlled and Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered

Mr. KERR also introduced a bill (H. R.

governed by section two of an act of Congress to be printed.

No. 230) to regulate the times and places for approved July 1, 1862, for the aiding in the Also, the memorial of the same body, asking holding the courts of the United States in the

construction of a railroad from the Missouri for an appropriation for a resurvey of the pub

district of Indiana, and for other purposes ; river to the Pacific ocean, and by sections lic lands ; which was referred to the Commit

which was read a first and second time, re three and nine of an act amendatory to said tee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be ferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and

act, approved July 2, 1864, except that as to printed. ordered to be printed.

private property in the State of California it LAND DISTRICT IN COLORADO.

NATURALIZATION.

shall be governed by the laws of such State; Mr. BRADFORD introduced a bill (H. R. Mr. KERR also introduced a bill (H. R. No. || provided, that nothing herein contained shall

be construed to grant to said company any No. 224) creating an additional land district 231) to prescribe a uniform rule of naturalin the Territory of Colorado; which was read ization ; which was read a first and second

subsidy or lands other than the right of was a first and second time, referred to the Com time, referred to the Committee on Revision | above provided for; and provided further, that mittee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be of Laws of the United States, and ordered to

the said company shall complete the construc printed. be printed.

tion of at least fifty miles of their road from

Jefferson, Texas, within one year, and shall DENVER, PUEBLO, AND SANTA FÉ RAILROAD.

SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY.

grade at least fifty miles of road-bed between Mr. BRADFORD also introduced a bill

Mr. MAYNARD introduced a bill (H. R. El Paso and San Diego within two years, and (H. R. No. 225) grauting lands and the right Company; which was read a first and second

No. 232) to incorporate the Southern Express || shall fully complete and equip their wbole line of way to the Denver, Pueblo, and Santa Fé

of road within ten years from the approval of Railroad and Telegraph Company; which was

time, and, with an accompanying memorial, || this act; and Congress may at any time, hapread a first and second time, referred to the referred to the Committee on Commerce.

ing due regard for the rights of said company, Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered

ADULTERATED LIQUORS.

add to, alter, or amend this act; and thai said to be printed.

Mr. WILLARD introduced a bill (H. R.

road shall be a military and post road. ARKANSAS VALLEY RAILROAD. No. 233) in respect to the examination of im

Mr. WINANS. Upon this joint resolution

I call the previous question. Mr. BRADFORD also introduced a bill | pure and adulterated wines and liquors; which (H. R. No. 226) to incorporate the Arkansas was read a first and second time, and referred

Mr. JULIAN. I will say that this joint res. Valley Railroad Company; which was read a to the Comunittee of Ways and Means.

olution has the unanimous approval of the

Committee on the Public Lands. first and second time, referred to the Commit.

Mr. LOGAN. Is debate in order? tee on tbe Public Lands, and ordered to be Mr. HOOPER, of Massachusetts, intro. The SPEAKER. It is not, pending the preprinted.

duced a bill (H. R. No. 234) for the relief of vious question. BLACKHAWK, CENTRAL CITY, ETC. John Potts ; which was read a first and second

The question was taken upon seconding the Mr. BRADFORD also introduced a bill || time, and referred to the Committee of Claims.

previous question; and upon a division there (H. R. No. 227) for the relief of the inhabit. NAVIGATION OF DELAWARE RIVER. were-ayes 54, noes 28 ; no quorum voting. ants of tbe cities of Blackhawk, Central City, Mr. HAIGHT presented a joint resolution

Tellers were ordered ; and Mr. Winars and and Georgetown, Colorado 'Territory, and for of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, Mr. Brooks were appointed. other purposes; which was read a first and

Mr. JULIAN. I ask unanimous consent to relative to the navigation of the Delaware second time, referred to the Committee on the

river ; which was referred to the Committee explain this joint resolution very briefly. Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. on Commerce.

T'he SPEAKER. It is not in order to ask MEMORIALS OF DAKOTA LEGISLATURE.

M'QUINSTON AND SKEEM.

unanimous consent during the morning hour

of Monday. Mr. SPINK presented the memorial of the Mr. COBURN introduced a bill (H. R. No.

Mr. LOGAN. Is it in order to move the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Da. 235) for the relief of John C. McQuinston and

reference of this joint resolution to a comkota, relative to a United States land office in Jeremiah D. Skeemn, of Indiana, and for other mittee? the valley of the Red river of the North ; which purposes; which was read a first and second

The SPEAKER. That motion is potin order was referred to the Committee on the Public time, and referred to the Committee of Claims. Lands.

pending the call for the previous question. Also, the memorial of the same body, pray.

The House again divided ; and the tellers ing for an appropriation to construct a wagon:

The SPEAKER. The call for bills and reported that there were-ayes 81, noes 27. road from Fort Abercrombie down the Red

joint resolutions on leave for reference having So the previous question was seconded. river of the North ; which was referred to the

been concluded, the next business in order The question was, “Shall the main quesCommittee on Appropriations.

during the morning hour is the call of States tion be now put ???
for resolutions, beginning with the State of Mr. BROOKS. Upon that question I call

Ohio, where the call rested at the expiration || for the yeas and nays.
Mr. McCORMICK, of Arizona, presented of the morning hour on Monday last. During The yeas and nays were ordered.
the memorial of the Legislative Assembly of this call bills and joint resolutions can be

Mr. LOGAN. I desire to ask a parliamentArizona, asking an appropriation for a capitol introduced and put upon their passage.

ary question. building; which was referred to the CommitMEMPHIS, EL PASO, AND PACIFIC RAILROAD.

The SPEAKER. The Chair will hear it. tee on the Territories.

Mr. LOGAN. When will it be in order to Also the memorial of the same body, asking

Mr. WINANS introduced a joint resolution the establishment of a mail route from Tucson (H. R. No. 40) granting the right of way to

move to refer this joint resolution to a standto the Sonora line; which was referred to the the Memphis, El Paso, and Pacific Railroad

ing committee for consideration ?

The SPEAKER. Should the main question Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Company from El Paso to the Pacific ocean ;

not be ordered now a motion to refer would Also, the memorial of the same body, asking which was read a first and second time.

then be in order. an extension of time for the accumulation of a

The question was upon ordering the joint

Mr. JULIAN. It has been considered by fund for the erection of a territorial penitenresolution to be engrossed and read a third

the Committee on the Public Lands. time. tiary; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations. The joint resolution, which was read, pro

The question was upon ordering the joint

resolution to be engrossed and read a third vides that the Memphis, El Paso, and Pacific PROBATE COURT OF IDAHO.

time. Railroad Company, incorporated and subsist. Mr. SHAFER introduced a bill (H. R. No. ing under the laws of Texas prior to the year

The question was taken ; and it was decided 228) to enlarge the jurisdiction of the probate

in the affirmative-yeas 103, nays 49, not voting 1861, for the purpose of constructing and op

44; as follows: couri in Idaho Territory; which was read a erating a railroad from Jefferson, Texas, io first and second time, and referred to the Com.

YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Archer. Arnell, Moore's Landing, on the Sulphur fork of Red Bailey, Banks, Beck, Benton, Bingham, Bird, Blair mittee ou the Judiciary.

river; thence through or near Clarksville, Boles, Buffinton, Roderick R. Butler, Calkin, Church

JOHN POTTS.

ORDER OF BUSINESS.

MEMORIALS OF ARIZONA LEGISLATURE.

ill, Clarke, Clinton L, Cobb, Coburn, Crebs, Dawes, Mr. PAINE. I will state that this is not a Deweese, Dickey, Dockery, Ela, Ferriss, Fox, Golla

the rules and adopt the resolution precludes

the call for a division. day. Greene, Huldeman, Hambleton. Hamili, Haw- || report from the Committee of Elections. I kius, Hawley, Heaton, Hill, Hoag, Ingersoll, Jenckes, offer the resolution as a member of the House. Mr. ELDRIDGE. Mr. Speaker, are we not Jobosou,, Alexander H. Jones. Thomas L. Jones, Mr. WOOD. I wish to ask the gentleman entitled to a division so as to vote separately Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Kerr, Knapp, Knott, Lash, Loughridge, Lynch, Maynard, McCormick, McNeely.

from Wisconsin (Mr. Paine]“whether he de. upon the suspension of the rules and the adopMercur, Eliakim H. Mvore, William Moore, Morgan, sires that the House by the adoption of the tion of the resolution ? Daniel J. Morrell, Mungen, Negley, Niblack, O'Neill, resolution shall commit itself to the principle The SPEAKER. The gentleman from WisPackard. Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy, Randall, Reeves, Rice, Rogers, Roots, Sargent, Sawyer, Schenck,

that after claimants for seats are found inel consin (Mr. Paine) has, under the rules, a per: Shaoks, Sheldon, John A. Smith, Joseph S. Smith | igible in the manner contemplated by the reso fect right to frame his motion so that the two Wii'iais J. Smitt, Worthington C. Smith, William lution the opposing candidates shall become questions shall be voted upon in one vote. Ho Swyth, Stokos, Strickland, Swann, Sweeney, Tillmau, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Van Auken, Van thereby entitled to the seats.

has done so; and the Chair must submit the Trump, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Welker, Wells, Mr. PAINE. No, Mr. Speaker, I do not motion as he puts it. Whittemore. Williams, Eugene M. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Winans, Winchester, Witcher, and

propose to effect that by this resolution ; but I The question was taken; and there wereWood-103.

shall introduce in due time a bill which will yeas 109, nays 48, not voting 39; as follows: NAYS-- Messrs. Asper, Axtell, Beaman, Boyd, provide for the case to which the gentleman YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Ames, Arnell, Brooks, Burdett, Burr, Cessna, Amasa Cobb, Cook, refers.

Asper, Bailey, Beaman. Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Cooger, Cowles, Culloin, Davis, Donley, Dyer, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finkeluburg. Fitch. Gil

Mr. WOOD. I have no doubt, Mr. Speaker,

Blair, Boles, Boyd, Buflinton, Burdett, Benjamin F.

Butler, Cessna, Churchill, Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Clinfi lan. Haigbt, Hay, Hoar. Uolman, Hopkins, Ketch that the gentleman has a design other than

ton L. Cobb, Coourn, Conger, Cuilom, Davis, Dawes, am, Ladlin, Logan, Marshall,

McCarthy, McGrew,

that the resolution itself would indicate to the Deweese, Dickey, Dixon, Dockery, Donley, Duval, Orth, Poker, Pine, Palmer, Potter, Prosser, San

House. ford. Stiles, Stone. Stoughton, Taffe, Tanner,

Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry. Finkelnburg, Gar

field, Gilfillan, Hawkins, Hawley, Hay, Heaton, Hill, Ward, Williain B. Washburn, Wilkinson, and Wood Mr. PAINE. I have no design in this reso. Hvar, Hopkins, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Ketcham, waid-49. NOT VOTING- Messrs. Adams. Ames, Arm

lution except what is apparent on its face. It knapp, Lafin. Lash, Lawrence, Logan, Lougbridge, strong. Beatty, Benjamin, Bennett, Biggs, Bowen, does not propose to effect that to which the Maynard, McCarthy, McCrary, McGrew, Mercur,

Eliakim H. Moore, Jesse H. Moore, William Moore, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Cleveland, Dickinson, genıleman refers; but I shall hereafter intro

Daniel J, Morrell, Samuel P. Morrill, O'Neill,

Orth, Dixon. Duval, Fisher, Garfield, G tz, Griswold, Hale, duce a bill for the accomplishment of that pre

Packard, Packer, Paine, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Hamilton, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Judd, Lawrence, Mayham. McCrary, Moffet, Jesso H. Moore, Samuel P. cise object.

Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sanford, Sawyer,

Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, Sheldon, William J. Smith, Morrill, Morrissey, Peters, Reading, Schumaker, Mr. ELDRIDGE. Will my colleague [Mr. Worthington C. Smith, Williaın Smyth, Stevens, Scofield, Slocum, Steveus, Stevenson, Strader, Trim

Paine) allow me to ask him a question ? Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland. Taffe, Tanble, Upson, Van Horn, Voorbees, Wheeler, and Willard-41.

Mr. PAINE. Yes, sir.

ner, Tillman, Townsend, Typer, Upson, Van Horn,

Cadwalader C. Washburn, William B. Washburn, So the main question was ordered.

Mr. ELDRIDGE. If under this resolution Welker, Whittemore, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams,

the Committee of Elections should neglect or John T. Wilson, Winans, and Witcher-109. The joint resolution was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time; and being contested-election case. would not or might not refuse to take further action with regard to a

NAYS-Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Beck, Bird Brooks, Burr, Calkin, Cleveland, Crebs, Dickinson, Eldridge,

Fox, Golladay, Greene, Griswold, Haight, Haldeman, engrossed, it was accordingly read the third

the effect be to leave in his seat a person not Hambleton, Ho 8, Holman, Johnson, Thomas L. time. elected by a majority of the votes of the dis

Jones, Kerr, Knott, Marshall, Mayham, McNeely, The question was upon the passage of the

Moffet, Morgan, Mungen, Niblack, Potter, Randall, joint resolution. trict ? Might not a person be thus placed in Reading, Scocuin, Joseph S. Smith, Stiles.

Stove, Mr. WINANS. On that question I call for

The seat in consequence of there being no re Strader, Swann, Sweeney, Van Auken, Van Trump, port of the committee?

Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Winchester, Wood, and the previous question.

Woodward-48. The previous question was seconded and the

Mr. KELSEY. Mr. Speaker, is debate in NOT VOTING-Messrs.Adams, Armstrong, Banks, order?

Beatty, Bennett, Biggs, Bowen, Roderick R. Butler, main question ordered.

The SPEAKER. The motion to suspend

Cake, Cook, Cowles, Dyer, Fisher, Fitch, Getz, Hale, The question was upon the passage of the

Hamill, Hamilton, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, the rules is not debatable except by unanimous Jenckes, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Lynch, McCorjoint resolution. consent.

mick, Morrissey, Negley, Reeves, Rice, Rogers, SarMr. BROOKS. Upon that question I call

Mr. KELSEY. I object to debate.

gent, Schumaker, John A. Smith, Trimble, Twichell, for the yeas and nays.

Voorhees, Ward, and Wheeler-39.

Mr. ELDRIDGE. I would like to have The question was taken upon ordering the

So (two thirds voting in favor thereof) the my colleague (Mr. Paine) answer my quesyeas and nays; and upon a division there

rules were suspended, and the resolution was tion. were-ayes 16, noes 72; not one fifth voting

The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order

agreed to. in the affirmative.

Mr. PAINE moved to reconsider the vote Before the result of the vote was announced, except by unanimous consent, and the gentle

by which the resolution was adopted ; and Mr. BROOKS called for tellers on ordering | debate. man from New York (Mr. KELSEY] objects to

also moved that the motion to reconsider be the yeas and nays.

laid on the table. Mr. BURR. I desire to make a parliamentThe question was taken on ordering tellers ;

The latter motion was agreed to. and there were fourteen in the affirmative.

ary inquiry.
The SPEAKER. The Chair will hear it.

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. So (the affirmative not being one fifth of a

Mr. BURR. Inasmuch as the Chair has Mr. PAINE. I move to suspend the rules quorum) tellers were not ordered.

decided that debate is cut off, I want to ask Accordiogly the yeas and nays were not

for the purpose of passing a bill (H. R. No. ordered.

whether the adoption of the motion to suspend 236) to regulate the manner of holding elec.

the rules will also adopt the resolution, or The joint resolution was then passed.

tions of Representatives and Delegates in Conwhether after the suspension of the rules the gress. I will state that by a vote of the Com. Mr. WINANS moved to reconsider the vote resolution will be open for debate ?

mittee of Elections I am authorized to say that by which the bill was passed ; and also moved The SPEAKER. The motion, as framed the committee approve this bill. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the || by the gentleman from Wisconsin, (Mr. Paine, The bill was read. It provides that in electable.

proposes that the rules shall be suspended and tions hereafter held in any State or Territory The latter motion was agreed to.

ihe resolution adopted by one vote. It is in | for Representatives or Delegates in Congress LAND-GRANT RAILROAD IN WISCONSIN. order for him to put the motion in that form, | all votes cast for any person who shall be inMr. WASHBURN, of Wisconsin, by unan.

and the Chair understands that to be his motion. eligible to office under and by reason of the Mr. PAINE. That is my motion.

third section of the fourteenth article of the imous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. R. No. 41) extending the time to coostruct

Mr. BURR. I appeal to the gentleman from amendments of the Constitution of the United å railroad from tbe St. Croix river or lake to Wisconsin not to cut off debate in this way. States shall be null and void; and the

person Mr. ELDRIDGE. I demand the yeas and the west end of Lake Superior and to Bayfield ;

having the highest number of votes of those which was read a first and second time, and

nays on the motion to suspend the rules. eligible to office at such election shall be the referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

The yeas and nays were ordered.

Representative or Delegate as the case may be. Mr. WOOD. I rise to make a parliamentary Mr. ELDRIDGE. Does my colleague inINELIGIBLE CONTESTANTS.

inquiry. I desire to inquire of the Chair tend to force that bill through without any disMr. PAINE. I move to suspend the rules | whether this resolution can bind the House in cussion ? for the purpose of adopting the resolution | its subsequent action as to voting money to pay Mr. PAINE. I am not at liberty to discuss which I send to the Clerk's desk. expenses of contestants ?

it. I have moved to suspend the rules for the The Clerk read as follows:

The SPEAKER. That is not a parliament purpose of passing the bill. Resoloed, That in all contested-election cases re ary inquiry. The Chair must decline to rule & SPEAKER. Does the gentleman inferred to the Committee of Elections in which it upon the effect of the resolution. It is for the chade both motions in one? shall be alleged by a party to the case or member of the House that either claimant is unable to take the House to judge as to that.

Mr. PAINE. I do. oath prescribed in the act approved July 2, 1862. en

Mr. WOOD. I want to know whether the Mr. BURR. I desire to ask a question of titled "An act to prescribe au oath of office, and for adoption of this resolution can conclude the the chairman of the Committee of Elections. to ascertain whetber such disability exists;

and if
future action of the House ?

He states that he had a vote of the Committee such disability shall be found to exist the committee Mr. PAINE. It gives notice of the opinion of Elections this morning instructing him to sball so report to the House and shall not further of the House.

report this bill. He knows that there was not consider the claim of the person so disqualified without the further order of the House; and no compen

Mr. FARNSWORTH. Mr. Speaker, can a unanimous vote. Does he intend to prevent sation will be allowed by the House to any claimant

not this resolution be divided so that we can the minority from being heard at all on this who shall bave been ineligible to the office of Rep vote separately upon that part with reference bill? resentative to Congress at the time of the election, and wbose disability shall not have been removed to the pay of contestants ?

Mr. PAINE. I did not inform the House that by act of Congress.

The SPEAKER. The motion to suspend I was instructed by the Committee of Elections

to report this bill. I said by a vote of the com Mr. PAINE moved to reconsider the vote ton, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steammittee I was authorized to inform the House || by which the bill was made a special order; Packet Company;' and that it had their approval. I did not say it had | and also moved that the motion to reconsider A joint resolution (S. R. No. 26) relating to their unanimous approval. I am not author be laid on the table.

the Interior Department. ized to state what the vote was. The gentle The latter motion was agreed to.

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY, man can state what his opinion is, and then the

COMMITTEE ON RETRENCHMENT. House will kuow how he stands on the ques

Mr. LOGAN, by unanimous consent, retion.

Mr. WELKER submitted the following || ported from the Committee on Military Affairs Mr. BURR. Will the gentleman then give report:

a bill (H. R. No. 237) to abolish the office of me the right to make a statement by withdraw The committee of conference on the disagreeing

chief of staff to the General of the Army; ing the motion ?

votes of the two Houses on the concurrent resolution which was read a first and second time. Mr. PAINE. I would, of course, be glad | Retrenchment, having met, after full and free con

The question was upon ordering the bill to to have debate on this bill, but it is well known ference have agreed to recommend, and do recom

be engrossed and read a third time. mend, to their respective Houses as follows:

The bill, which was read, provides that the to every member of the House that under the

That the Senate recede from its amendments to motion to suspend the rules I have no control

office of chief of staff, with ihe rank of brig. said resolution and agree to the same with an amendof this subject. ment as follows: in line four strike out the word

adier general, to the general commanding the Mr. BURR. The gentleman has control of

seven" and insert the word "five;" so as to make | Army, shall be abolished; and that all laws the resolution read:

and parts of laws inconsistent with this act the motion now, and if he sees fit he can give Resolved by the flouse of Representatives, (the Sen

sball be repealed. the minority of the committee power to be ate concurring.) That a joint select Coinmittee on heard.

Retrenchment, consisting of four members of the Mr. LOGAN. This bill has the unanimous

Senate and five members of the House, be appointed The SPEAKER. If the motion of the gen

approval of the Committee on Military Affairs, by the Presiding Officers of the two Houses, with the tleman from Wisconsin should be withdrawn saine powers and duties as were conferred upon the and the consent of the General-in-Chief of the the gentleman from Illinois could proceed by

select Coinmittee on Retrenchment of the Thirty: Army.

Ninth and Fortieth Congresses, and to whom all The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read unanimous consent only.

matters yet remaining undisposed of which were Mr. ELDRIDGE. I move that the House referred to the Committee on Retrenchment of the

a third time; and being engrossed, it was adjourn; and on that I demand the yeas and Fortieth Congress shall be referred.

accordingly read the third time, and passed. M. WELKER,

Mr. LOGAN moved to reconsider the vote nays.

T. A. JENCKES. Mr. PAINE. Allow me to say that person.

W. E. NIBLACK. by which the bill was passed; and also moved

Managers on the part of the House. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the ally I would be very glad, indeed, to

J. W. PATTERSON,

table. Mr. BURR. I object to debate on the other

J. W. GRIMES,

The latter motion was agreed to. side unless it is allowed on this side.

E. CASSERLY, The yeas and nays were ordered.

Managers on the part of the Senate.

RETIRED OFFICERS OF THE ARMY. The question was taken; and it was decided Mr. WELKER. Upon the adoption of the Mr. LOGAN, by unanimous consent, rein the negative-yeas 39, nays 112, not voting | report I move the previous question.

ported from the Coinmittee on Military Affairs 45; as follows:

The previous question was seconded and the a bill (H. R. No. 238) relating to retired officers YEAS-Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Beck, Brooks, main question ordered ; and under the opera of the Army; which was read a first and second Burr, Calkin, Crebs, Dickinson, Eldridge, Fox, Golla tion thereof the report of the committee of con. time. day, Griswold, Haight, Haldeman, Hainill, Hoiman, Thomas L. Jones, Knott, Marsball, Maybam, Mcference was agreed to.

The question was upon ordering the bill to Neely, Morgan, Mungen, Niblack, Potter, Randall, Mr. WELKER moved to reconsider the vote be engrossed and read a third time. Reading. Reeves, Rice, Sanford, Stiles, Stone, by which the report was agreed to; and also The bill, which was read, provides that no Strader, Swann, Van Anken, Eugene M. Wilson, Winchester. Wood, and Woodward--39.

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid retired officer of the Army shall hereafter be NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Ames, Arnell, on the table.

assigned to duty of any kind or be entitled to Asper, Beaman, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Bird, The latter motion was agreed to. Boles, Boyd, Buffinton, Burdett, Benjamin F. Butler,

receive more than the pay and allowances proRoderick R. Butler, Cessna, Churchill, Clarke,

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vided by law for retired officers of his grade; Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cobb, Conger, Cowles, Cul

that all such assignments heretofore made shall lom, Dawes, Deweese, Dickey, Dixon, Dockery, Don Mr. HILL. I move to suspend the rules to terminate within thirty days from the passage lry, Duval, Dyer, Ela, Faroswortb, Ferriss, Ferry, Fiukelnburg, Fitcb, Garfield, Gufillan, Hambleton,

enable me to introduce and have passed a joint of this act; and that all laws and parts of laws Hawkins, Hawley, Heaton, Hill, Hoar, Hooper,

resolation extending the provisions of an act inconsistent herewith shall be repealed. Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Jenckes, Johnson, Alexander | approved July 27, 1868, providing for an AmerH. Jones, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Ketcham, Knapp.

Mr. LOGAN. In order that the House may Laflin, Lash, Lawrence, Logan, Loughridge. Lynch,

ican line of mail and emigrant steamships be understand this bill perfectly I will state that Maypard, McCormick, McCrary, McGrew, Mercur,

tween the United States and one or more the Committee on Military Affairs have reEliakim 11. Moore, Jesse H. Moore, William Moore, | European ports. Daniel J. Morrell, O'Neill, Ortb, Packard, Packer,

ported it in order that officers who are retired Paine, Palmer, Peters, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy,

The joint resolution was read. It proposes || from duty in the Army shall not be reassigned Prosser, Rogers, Sargent, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, to extend for one year the time for carrying to duty. It has heretofore been the practice in Shanks, William J. Sinith, Worthington C. Smith, Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland,

out the provisions of an act entitled “An act the Army for officers to apply to be retired from Taffe, Tanner, Tillman, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner,

to provide for an American line of mail and active service, and after being retired to ask for Upson, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whittemore, emigrant steamships between New York and reassignment to duty, which generally is on Wilkinson, Willard, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans, and Witcher--112.

one or more European ports,' approved July | court-martial duty or something of that kind. NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Armstrong, Bailey, 27, 1868.

This gives them full pay again, and as their old Baoks, Beatty, Bennett, Biggs, Blair, Bowen, Cake, Mr. HILL. The joint resolution merely ex places are filled by officers on active duty the Cleveland, Coburn, Cook, Davis, Fisher, Getz, Greene,

tends the time for carrying out the provisions result is that there are two officers of the same Hale, Hamilton, Hay, lloag, Ingersoll, Judd, Kerr, McCarthy, Moffet, Samuel P. Morrill, Morrissey,

of that law. I hope the rules will be suspended. rank drawing pay for one duty. This bill is Negley, Roots, Schumaker, Sheldon, Slocum, John The question was taken on suspending the to stop anything of that kind. A. Smith, Joseph S. Smith, William Smyth, Sweeney, rules; and there were--ayes 45, noes 32; no Trimble, Van llorn, Van Trump. Voorhecs, Ward,

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Cadwalader C. Washburn, Welis, and Wheeler-15. quorum voting.

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was So the House refused to adjourn.

Tellers were ordered ; and Mr. Hill and accordingly read the third time, and passed. Mr. BURR. I can hardly believe it to be Mr. Fox were appointed.

Mr. LOGAN moved to reconsider the vote the intention of the chairman of the Commit

The House again divided ; and the tellers || by which the bill was passed; and also moved tee of Elections to cut off all debate, and I ask | counted.

reported that there were-ayes thirty, noes not to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. him if he will not permit the bill to be made

The latter motion was agreed to. the special order for some future day, without

So (two thirds not voting in the affirmative) the rules were not suspended.

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. occupying further time to-day?

Mr. LOGAN, by unanimous consent, also Mr. PÂINE. Certainly; the only reason why

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

reported from the Committee on Military Af I did not want it to be debated to-day was that A message from the Senate, by Mr. McDon. || fairs a joint resolution (H. R. No. 43) concernit would cut off other gentlemen from moving | ALD, its Chief Clerk, informed the House that ing vacancies in the adjutant general's departa suspension of the rules, which can only be the Senate had passed, with amendments, in ment; which was read a first and second time. done on Monday. I am willing that the bill which the concurrence of the House was re The question was upon ordering the joint shall be made the special order for Wed quested, a joint resolution of the House No. | resolution to be engrossed and read a third day next, immediately after the morning bone 30, to supply omissions in the enrollment of time. and I ask thai it be printed.

certain appropriation acts, approved March 3, . Mr. ELDRIDGE. Does the gentleman pro

The joint resolution, which was read, pro1869.

vides that the vacancies existing in the adju. pose then to allow debate or to call the previous The message further announced that the tant general's department at the time of the question and gag the House?

Senate had passed bills and a joint resolution passage of the act approved March 3, 1869, Mr. PAINE. I propose to allow debate | of the following titles ; in which the concur making appropriations for the support of the rence of the House was requested :

Army for the year ending June 30, 1870, and Mr. BROOKS. That is all right.

An act (S. No. 36) granting the right of way for other purposes, shall be exempted from The bill was then read a first and second through the public lands to the Midland Pacific the operation of that act. time, made the special order for Wednesday || Railway Company, and for other purposes ; Mr. LOGAN. I will state briefly the rea. next, immediately after the morning hour, and An act (S. No. 92) in addition to the act son for this joint resolution. Each of the staff ordered to be printed.

entitled " An act to incorporate the Washing. Il departments of the Army, the quartermaster's,

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