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also moved that the motion to reconsider be
Butler, Cake, Calkin, Clarke, Cleveland, Cullom.

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Mislaid on the table.

Dawes. Dickey, Dixon, Fisher, Fox, Greene, Gris souri has the floor.
The latter motion was agreed to.

wold, Haight, Hale, Hambleton, Hamilton, Hawkins,
Hill, Hong, Ingersoll, Kelley, Lawrence, Logan.

Mr. BENJAMIN. I will merely say that
ORDER OF BUSINESS.

Lynch. Maynard, McCarthy. Morgan, Daniel J. this is asked for by both the contestant and

Morrell. Morrissey, Packer, Paine, Palmer, Peters, Mr. INGERSOLL. I call for the regular

contestee, by an arrangement between them ; Phelps, Poland, Potter, Rogers, Schenck, Schumaker, order. Sheldon, Slocum. John A. Smith, William J. Smith,

hence, of course, there can be no objection to The SPEAKER. There being no commit.

William Smyth, Stoughton, Townsend, Van Auken, the passage of the resolution. I have a letter

Van Horn, Voorhees. Whittemore, Wilkinson, tees to be called for reports, the first business

from the contestant consenting to the extenWitcher, Wood, and Woodward-62. in order is the call of States and Territories, | So the House refused to lay the resolution

sion of time, and the sitting member, who is beginning with the State of Massachusetts,

on the floor, consents to it. I hold in my hand on the table. where the call rests, for the introduction of

the letter from Colonel Switzler, in which he

Mr.JENCKES. Does it not require unani. resolutions and bills.

says: “I have no objection to the extension mous consent to entertain the latter part of the

of the time by the House to take testimony. INDEPENDENCE OF CUBA.

resolution, that the committee shall have leave You can have it done. If you want, have a Mr. BANKS introduced a joint resolution to report at any time ?

resolution introduced at once," &c. I I demand (H. R. No. 2) to authorize the recognition of

The SPEAKER. The point of order comes the previous question. the independence of Cuba; which was read a too late.

The previous question was seconded and the first and second time, ordered to be printed,

The previous question was seconded and the

main question ordered ; and under the operaand to be referred to the Committee on For main question ordered.

lion thereof the resolution was agreed to. eign Affairs when appointed. Mr. FINKELNBURG. I ask leave to sub

Mr. BENJAMIN moved to reconsider the mit a few remarks on this subject. ANNEXATION OF SAN DOMINGO.

vote by which the resolution was adopted ; and Objection was .

also moved that the motion to reconsider be Mr.

laid on the.table. tion (H. R. No. 3) concerning the annexation on the preamble and resolution.

The latter motion was agreed to. of the republic of San Domingo to the Uni. The question first recurred on the adoption ted States; which was read a first and second of the resolution.

FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS. time, ordered to be printed, and to be referred Nr. FINKELNBURG domanded the yeas Mr. CHURCHILL. There was a billreported to the Committee on Foreign Affairs when | and nays.

unanimously from the Committee on the Judiappointed.

The yeas and nays were not ordered. ciary of the last House and passed by the House Mr. JENCKES (at one o'clock and five The House divided ; and there were-ayes without opposition, but which failed in the Senminutes, p. m.) moved that the House adjourn. 71, noes 55.

ate for want of time. It is a bill to define felThe motion was not agreed to.

Mr. ELDRIDGE demanded tellers.

onies and misdemeanors and regulate perempNATURALIZATION.

Tellers were ordered; and Mr. ELDRIDGE and tory challenges. I now offer it, and desire to Mr. WARD. I offer the following resoluMr. Ward were appointed.

put it on its passage. tion, on which I demand the previous question:

The House again divided ; and the tellers The bill was read a first and second time. It reported-ayes 59, noes 58.

defines as felonies all offenses against the UniWhereas recent developments have shown that gross violations of the naturalization laws have been

So the resolution was adopted.

ted States punishable by death or by iinprison: committed in various portions of the Union, and The preamble was then agreed to.

ment for not less than five years unless otherthat a large number of fraudulent naturalization Mr. ELDRIDGE moved to reconsider the papers are scattered throughout the country and

wise expressly provided; all other offenses are have been used and are liable to be used in future

vote by which the resolution was adopted. deemed misdemeanors. Section two fixes the to cffect illegal voting, and if this evil is permitted

Mr. WARD moved that that motion be laid number of peremptory challenges on trials of to continue it can only end in the subversion of the on the table.

felonies and misdemeanors. right of suffrage and the overthrow of the Governlent; and whereas it is desirable that the naturaliza

Mr. RANDALL called for the yeas and nays. Mr. CHURCHILL. I demand the previous tion laws should be so modified as to reach these The yeas and nays were ordered.

question. evils at the earliest period practicable: Therefore, The question was taken; and it was decided Mr. RANDALL. I object to the introduc

Kesuloed, That the Committee on the Judiciary, when appointed, be instructed to report a bill upon

in the affirmative--yeas 69, nays 52, not voting tion of the bill. the subject of naturalization which shall secure tho 73; as follows:

The SPEAKER. It is introduced under the following objects: first, restrict the power of natural YEAS-Messrs. Ambler, Ames, Asper, Bailey, rule. ization to such courts and tribunals as will be less

Banks, Beatty, Benjamin, Bennett, Bingham, Blair, likely from their nature and organization to engago

Mr. ÎNGERSOLL. Is not a motion to reter Boles, Bowen, Bufiinton, Burdett, Roderick R. Butin fraudulent practices and be influenced by political ler, Cake, Cessna, Clinton L. Cobb, Coburn, Conger,

in order? considerations; second, provide for the discovery audsurrender of the fraudulent naturalization papers

Cowles, Davis, Duval, Ferriss, Ferry, Fisher, Haw The SPEAKER. Not pending the demand

kins, Ilawley, Heaton, Hoar, Alexander II. Jones, already issued, and prevent the issuing of such papers

for the previous question. Julian, Kelsey, Ketcbam, Laflin, Lash, Lynch, Mcin future; and third, amend existing laws upon the Crary, McGrew, Mercur, William Moore, Negley,

Mr. CHURCHILL. I would like to exsubject of naturalization so as to afford additional

O'Neill. Pomeroy. Prosser, Sanford, Sargent, Shol- | plain it. Ourity against illegal voting.

don. Wiliain J. Smith, Wortbington C. Smith. Wilu be it further resolved. That the said committee

The SPEAKER. If it is debated it must liam Smyth, Stevenson, Stoughton, Strichland, Taffe, bave leave to report upon the subject at any time. Tanner, Tillman, Tyner, Upson, Ward, Cadwalader

go over. Mr. HOLMAN. I object to the second

C. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker. Wil Mr. KERR. I demand the yeas and nays reading of the bill.

kinson, Willard. Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans,
and Witcher-69.

on laying the bill on the table. The SPEAKER. It is a simple resolution. NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Archer, Axtell, Beanian, On ordering the yeas

and nays there wereMr. HOLJAN. I move that it be laid on Beck, Biggs, Bird, Burr, Amasa Cobb, Crebs, Cul

ayes 19, noes 42. the table. lom, Deweese, Dickinson, Dyer, Eldridge, Finkeln

Mr. CHURCHILL. I withdraw the bill. The House divided; and there were-ayes

burg, Getz, Golladay, Ilaldeman, Holman, Hopkins,
Jenckes, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Kerr, Knott,

Mr. SCOFIELD. I move that the House 11, noes 50; no quorum voting.

Logan, Loughridge, Marshall, Maybam. McCormick, adjourn.
Mr. NIBLACK demanded the yeas and
MoNeely, Moffet, Muugen, Niblack, Orth, Paine,

Several MEMBERS. Oh, no.
Rindall. Reading, Reeves, Rice, Joseph S. Smith,
Dave.
Stiles, Stokes, Stone, Strader, Swann, Sweeney, Van

Mr. SCOFIELD. I withdraw it.
The yeas and nays were ordered.
Trump, Lascne M. Wilson, Winchester, and Wood-

BOUNTY TO DRAFTED MEN.
ward--52.
The question was taken; and it was decided

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Armstrong, Arnell, in the negative-yeas 16, pays 86, not voting

Mr. RANDALL introduced a bill (H. R. Boutwell, Boyd, Brooks, Benjamin F. Butler, Calkin, 62; as follows: Churchill, Clarke, Cleveland, Cook, Dawes, Dickey,

No. 5) to extend bounty to drafted men ; which Dixon, Dockery, Donley, Farosworth, Fitch, Fox, YEAS-Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Beck, Biggs, Bird,

was read a first and second time, and referred Garfield, Gilfillan, Greene, Griswold, Haight, Hale, Burr, Crebs, Deweese, Dickinson, Eldridge, FinkelnHambleton, Hamill, llamilton, Hay, Hill, Hoag,

to the Committee on Military Affairs when burg, Getz, Golladay, Haldeman, Hamill, Holman, Hooper, Hotebkiss, Ingersoll. Johnson, 'Kelley, appointed. Jenckes, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Judd, Kerr,

Knapp, Lawrence, Maynard, McCarthy, Eliakim II. Knapp, Knott, Marshall, Maybam, McCormick, Moore, Jesse Jl. Moore, Morgan, Daniel J. Morrell,

INTERNAL REVENUE ASSESSOR. Me Xeely, Moffet, Mungen, Niblack, Orth, Randall, Reading, Reeves, Rice, Joseph S.Smith, Stiles, stone,

Samuel P. Morrill, Morrissey, Packard, Packer, Pal Mr. BIGGS introduced a bill (H. R. No. 6)

mer, Peters, Phelps, Poland, Potter, Rogers, Roots, Strader, Swann, Sweeney, Trimble, Van irump, Sawyer, Schenck, Schumaker, Scofield, Shanks, Slo to provide payment to the assessor of internal Wcile, Eugene M. Wilson, and Winchester-16.

cum, John A. Smith, Townsend, Triinble, Twichell, revenue for the district of Delaware for assessSAYS-Meesrs. Allison, Ambler, Amos, Arm

Van Auken, Van Ilorn, Voorhecs, Wells, Wheeler, ing the direct tax as levied upon the several strong. Arnell, Asper, Bailey, Beaman, Beatty,

Whittemore, and Wood-73. Bingbam, Blair, Boles, Boyd, Buflinton, Burdett,

Statet by act approved August 5, 1861; which Roderick R. Butler, Cessna, Churchill, Amasa Cobb,

So the motion to reconsider was laid on the

was read a first and second time, and referred Cinton L. Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Conger, Cowles, table. Duvi., Dockery, Donley, Duval, Dyer, Farnsworth,

to the Committee of Claims when appointed. FursinsPerry, Fitch, Girtieid, Giltillau, liawley, CONTESTED ELECTION-SWITZLER VS. DYE..

MESSAGE FROM TIIE SENATE. las. ileaton, Hoar, Hooper, Ilopkins, Totchkiss, Mr. BENJAMIN. I rise to a privileged Alexander II. Jones, Julian, Kelsey, Ketchain, Latlin. Lish. Loughridge, McCrary, McGrew, Mercur, question. I offer the following resolution :

A message from the Senate, by Mr. GORHAM, Eliskim II. Moore, Jesse II. Moore, William Moore, Resolved, That the time now allowed by law for

its Secretary, informed the House that the Danuel P. Morrill, Negley,O'Neill, Packard, Pome tbe taking of evidence in the contested-election case Senate had passed without amendment the roy, Prosser, Roots, Sanford, Sugent, Sawyer, Sco of Switzler v8. Dyer, froin the ninth district of Mis joint resolution (H. R. No. 1) to supply an field, Sbanks, Worthington C. Smith, Stevenson, souri, be, and the same is hereby, extended for a Stokes, Strickland, Taffe, Tanner, Tilinan, Twicbell,

omission in the enrollment of an act making period of ninety days from and after the expiration Tyner, Upson, Ward, Cadwaladier C. Washburn, Wil of time now allowed by law for the taking of evi appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the liam B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, Willard, Wil dence in said casc.

Government for the year ending June 30, 1870, liams, Jobo T. Wilson, and Winans-86. NOT VOTING-Mex18. Adams, Banks, Benjamin,

Mr. KERR. I move to refer it to the Com and for other purposes, approve: March 3, Bennett, Boutell, Bowen, Brooks, Benjamin F. mittee of Elections.

1869.

upon it.

The message further announced that the The SPEAKER. The gentleman from The yeas and nays were ordered. Senate had passed a bill (S. No. 32) to pre Maine does not appear to be in his seat. The question was taken; and it was decided vent the destruction of fur.bearing animals in Mr. BURR. If the gentleman will give me in the affirmative-yeas 86, nays 57, uot voting Alaska, in which he was directed to ask the the floor I will move to lay the whole thing || 51; as follows: concurrence of the House. on the table, and demand ile yeas and nays YEAS–Messrs. Allison, Ames, Archer, Bailey, Bea

man), Beatty, Beck, Biggs, Bingham, Bird, Bowen, PUBLIC CREDIT. Mr. SCHENCK. I cannot give way for any

Burr, Benjamin F. Butler,Cake, Cessna, Amsa Cobb, Mr. SCHENCK. I introduce a bill (H. R.

Coburn, Cullom, Davis, Deweese, Dickinson, l'yer, such purpose. Will it be in order for me to Elidge, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry. Fitch, Getz, No. 7) to strengthen the public credit and

state that the bill which I now introduoe is pre. Gollady, Haldeman, Hale, Hamill, Ilawkins, llay, relating to contracts for the payment of coin. cisely the bill as it passed both Houses last seg.

Hoag, Holman, Hooper, Ilopkins, Ingersoll, Jenckes, I propose to demand the previous question

Thomas L. Jones, Kelsey, Kerr, Knapp, Knott, Liw. sion, or would that be in the nature of debate?

rence, Loughridge, Lynch, Marshall, Mughan, Mcupon it, but I will give way for one or two

The SPEAKER. That is in the nature of Cormick, McNeely, Moffet, Jesse 1. Moore, Samuel amendments which I understand gentlemen debate.

P. Morrill, Mungen, Niblack, Orib. Reading. Sawyer, desire to offer.

Scofield, Shanks, Worthington C. Smith, Stevenson,

Mr. SCHENCK. Then I will not state it; The bill was read a first and second time.

Stiles, Stone, Stoughton, Strader, Swann, Sweeney, but that is the fact. [Laughter.]

Taile, Trimble, Tyner, Van Horn, Williamu B. WashThe bill was read in full, as follows:

The SPEAKER. If the gentleman leaves

burn, Welker. Weils, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams,

Eugene M. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Winans, WinBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa the bill open for debate it must go over under chester, Witchcr, and Woodward-86. tives of the United States of America in Congress arseibled, That in order to remove any doubt as to the the rules.

NAYS-Messrs. Armstrong. Asper, Axtell, Banks purpose of the Government to discharge all just Mr. SCHENCK. I move the previous ques.

Benjamin, Bennett, Blair, Boles, Boyd, Buffinton,

Burdett, Roderick R. Butler, Churcbill, Clinton L. obligations to the public creditors, and to settle con tion. flicting questions and interpretations of the laws by

Cobb. Conger, Cowles, Dawes, Dockery, Donley, virtue of which such obligations have been con

Mr. BURR and Mr. HOLMAN moved that Finkelnburg, Fisher, Garfield, Giifllan, Heaton, tracted, it is hereby provided and declared that the the bill and amendments be laid on the table.

Hoar, Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian,

Ketcham, Lublin, Lash, Logan, MeGrew, Mercur, faith of the United States is solemnly pledged to the Mr. SCHENCK. This is the bill which William Moore, O'Neill, Packard, Paine, Palmer, payment in coin or its equivalent of all the obligations of the United States not bearing interest, known

passed both Houses and was pocketed by An Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, Sanford, Saras United States notes, and of all the interest-bearing drew Johnson.

geant, Schenck, Sheldon, John A. Smith, Stokes,

Strickland, Tanner, Twichell, Ward, Cadwalader C. obligations of the United States, except in cases Mr. HOLMAN. I call for the yeas and nays Washburn, Wheeler, und Wbittemore-57. where the law authorizing the issue of any such obigition has expressly provided that the same may on the motion to lay the bill on ihe table.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Ambler, Arnell, be paid in lawful money or other currency than gold Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. I rise to

Boutwell, Brooks, Calkin, Clarke, Cleveland, Cook, and silver; but none of said interest-bearing obliga

Crebs, Dickey, Dixon, Duval, Fox, Greene, Gristions not already due shall be redeemed or paid bea point of order.

wold, IIaight, Hambleton, Hamilton, Hawley. Hill, fore maturity unless at such time United States notes

The SPEAKER. The gentleman will state

Hotchkiss, Kelley, Maynard, McCarthy, McCrary, shall be convertible into coin at the option of the his point of order.

Eliakim H. Moore, Morgan, Daniel J. Morrell, holder, or unless at such time bonds of the United

Morrissey, Negley, Packer, Peters, Phelps, Potter,

Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. My point States bearing a lower rate of interest than the bonds

Randall, Reeves, Rice, Rogers. Schumaker, Slocum, to be redeemed can be sold at par in coin. And the of order is this : the gentleman from Ohio

Joseph S. Smith, William J. Smith, William Smyth, United States also solemnly pledges its faith to make

Tillman, Townsend, Upson, Van Auken, Van Trump, [Mr. SCHENCK] asked the Chair if it would be provision at the earliest practicable period for the

Voorbees, and Wood-51. in the nature of debate for him to state that redemption of the United States notes in coin.

So the second section was struck out. Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That any contract this bill passed the House of the last Congress. hereafter made specifically payable in coin, and the The Chair ruled that such a statement would

The question recurred on ordering the bill consideration of which may be a loan of coin, or a be in the nature of debate. After that ruling

as amended to be engrossed and read the third gale of property, or the rendering of labor or service

time. of any kind, the price of which as carried into the of the Chair the gentleman from Ohio pro

Mr. SCHENCK. I call for the yeas and pays. contract may have been adjusted on the basis of the ceeded to make that statement. My point of coin value thereof at the time of such sale, or of the

The yeas and nays were ordered. rendering of such service or labor, shall be legal and order is this: the gentleman having debated

Mr. ÉLDRIDGE. I call for the reading of valid, and may be enforced according to its terms;

his bill it should go over under the rule. and on the trial of a suit brought tor the enforcement The SPEAKER. The point of order, even

the engrossed bill. of any such contract proof of the real consideration if good, is made too late. The question is now

The SPEAKER. The bill has not yet been may be given. upon the motion to lay the bill on the table,

ordered to be engrossed. The question is now Mr. SCHENCK. I have agreed to allow the

upon which tbe yeas and nays have been called. on ordering it to be engrossed and read the gentleman from lowa (Mr. Allison] to move

The yeas and nays were ordered.

third time. to strike out the second section of the bill. I

The question was taken ; and it was decided

The question was taken ; and it was decided have also agreed to allow the gentleman from in the negative--yeas 54, nays 85, not voting

in the aflirmative-yeas 93, nays 48, not voting Maine [Mr. PETERS] to move to insert the 55; as follows:

53; as follows: word “written" before "contract" in the secYEAS-Messrs. Archer, Beatty, Beck, Biggs, Bird,

YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Armstrong, Arond section. Bowen, Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Amasa Cobb. Co

nell, Asper, Axtell, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, BenMr. WOODWARD. I ask the gentleman burn, Crebs, Deweese, Dickinson, Eldridge, Getz,

jamin, Bennett, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Bowen, Boyd, from Ohio to allow me a few minutes. When Gilfillan, Golladay, Haldeman, Hamill, Hawkins,

Buffinton, Burdett, Cessna, Churcbill, Clinton L. Holman, Hopkins, Ingersoll, Johnson, Thomas L.

Cobh, Cook, Conger, Cullom. Davis, Dawes, Donley, the bill was before the House during the last Jones, Kerr. Knott, Marshall, Maybam, McCormick,

Duval, Dyer, Farnsworth, Ferriss. Ferry, FinkelnCongress I had no opportunity to express my McNeely, Moffet, Mungen, Niblack, Orth, Reading,

burg. Fisher, Fitch Garfield, Giltillan, Hale, Hawviews. Reeves, Rice, Shanks, Joseph S. Smith, Stiles, Stone,

ley, Heaton, Hoar, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Alexander II. The SPEAKER. The Chair would remind Strader, Swann, Sweeney, Taffe, Triinble, Tyner,

Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelsey, Ketcham. Knapp, LafVan Trump. Williams, Eugene M. Wilson, John T.

lin, Lash, Lawrence, Logan. Lynch, McCrary, Methe gentleman from Pennsylvania that debate Wilson, Winchester, and Woodward-51.

Grow, Mercur, William Moore, Negley, O'Neill, is not in order.

NAYS-Messrs. Allison. Ambler, Ames, Armstrong,

Packer, Paine, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser, Arnell, Asper, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Benjamin,

Roots, Sanford, Sargent, Sawyer, Schenck Scofield, Mr. SCHENCK. I should like exceedingly Bennett, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Buflinton, Burdett,

Sheldon. John A. Smith. Worthington C. Smith, to make an explanation of a few minutes' length, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Cessna, Churchill, Clinton

Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland. Taoner. Tillman, but debate is not in order. L. Cobb, Cook, Conger, Cowles, Collom, Davis, Dawes,

Twicbell, Upson, Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Mr. INGERSOLL. I rise to a parliamentDonley, Dyer, Ferriss, Ferry, Finkelnburg, Fisher,

Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeer,

Whittemore, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams, and Fitch, Gartield, Hale, Heaton. Hoag, Hoar. Hoopor.

Winans--93. ary question. Is it not in order to move the Hotchkiss, Jenckes, Alexander H.Jones, Judd,Julian. reference of this bill to the Committee of the Kelsey, Ketcham, Lafin, Lash, Logan, Lynch, Mer

NAYS-Megsrs. Archer, Beatty, Beck, Biggs, Bird, cur, William Moore, Negley, O'Neill, Packard. Paine,

Burr, Roderick R. Butier, Amasa Cobb, Crebs, DeWhole on the state of the Union, and would it Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots. Sanford,

weese, Dickinson, Dockery, Eldridge, Getz, Golladay, not be agreeable to the late chairman of the Sargent, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, John A. Smith,

Hamill, Hawkins, Hoag, Holman, Hopkins, IngerCommittee of Ways and Means to fix a time Worthington C. Smith, Stevenson. Stokes, Stoughton,

soll, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones. Kerr, Knott, MarStrickland, Tanner, Tillman, Twichell, Upson, Van

shall, Mayham, McNeely. Mungen, Niblack, Orth, for debate on this bill? It is a very import Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Welker,

Reeves, Rice, Shanks, Joseph S. Sunith, Stiles, Stone, ant measure, and I make that suggestion. Wheeler, Wilkinson, Willard, and Winans–85.

Strader, Swann, Sweeney, Trimble. Tyner, Van Mr. SCHENCK. That would be very well NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Axtell, Boutwell,

Trump, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, John T. Wilson,

Winchester, and Woodward-48. Boyd, Brooks, Calkin, Clarke, Cleveland, Dickey, if the House had not just fixed a time for Dixon, Dockery, Duval. Farnsworth, Fox, Greene,

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Arres, Boutwell, adjournment, showing a disposition not to Griswold, Haight, Hambleton, Hamilton, Hawley,

Brooks, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Calkin, Clarke. debate anything. Hay, Hill, Kelley, Knapp, Lawrence, Loughridge,

Cleveland, Coburn, Cowlos, Dickey, Dixon, Fox, Maynard. McCarthy, McCrary, McGrew. Eliakim H.

Greene, Griswold. Haigbt. Haldeman, Hambleton, Mr. INGERSOLL. When it is in order I Moore, Jesse H. Moore, Morgan, Daniel J. Morrell,

Hamilton, Hay, Hill, Jenckes, Kelley, Loughridge, shall move the reference of the bill to the Samuel P. Morrill, Morrissey, Packer, Palmer, Peters,

Maynard, McCarthy. McCormick, Moffet, Eliakim Potter, Randall, Rogers, Schumaker, Sheldon, Slo

H, Moore, Jesse II. Moore, Morgan, Daniel J. MorCommittee of the Whole on the state of the cum, William J. Smith, William Smyth. Townsend,

rell, Samuel P. Morrill, Morrissey, Packard, Painer, Union. Van Auken, Voorhees, William B. Washburn, Wells,

Peters, Potter, Rondall, Reading, Rogers, SehaThe SPEAKER. Should the previous ques. Whittemore, Witcher and Wood-55.

maker, Slocum, William J. Smith, William Smyth,

Stevenson, Taffe. Townsend, Vau Auken, Voorbees, tion not be sustained on the passage of the bill

So the motion to lay on the table was not Witcher, and Wood-53. the gentleman will be recognized to make that agreed to.

So the bill was ordered to be engrossed and motion. The gentleman from Maine [Mr. PE The question was upon seconding the pre read the third time. TERS] is not here to make the motion indicated vious question.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read by the gentleman from Ohio.

The previous question was seconded and the the third time. Mr. ALLISON. I move to strike out the main question ordered.

Mr, SCHENCK. I demand the previous second section of the bill.

The first question was upon the motion of question on the passage of the bill. Mr. SCHENCK. Do I understand that the Mr. Allison, to strike out the second section The previous question was seconded and gentleman from Maine [Mr. Peters] avails of the bill.

the main question ordered. himself of the permission to move to insert Mr. SCHENCK. Upon that question I call Mr. JONES, of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, is the word "written?" for the yeas aud nays.

it not now in order to move to refer the bill:

The SPEAKER. It is not. The previous | Mr. Burr of Illinois, and Mr. RANDALL of

The VICE PRESIDENT. Other petitions question is operating. Pennsylvania.

of this character have been laid on the table Mr. WOODWARD, I call for the yeas and

STANDING COMMITTEES.

for the present, awaiting the action of the Days on the passage of the bill.

House of Representatives on the resolution

The SPEAKER stated that he would an. The yeas and nays were ordered.

passed by the Senate providing for a joint com. The question was taken ; and it was decided

nounce the standing committees on Monday mittee on this subject. in the affirmative-yeas 98, nays 47, not voting

next at the expiration of the morning hour. Mr. FERRY. Then let it lie on the table. 49; as follows: RESIGNATION OF HON. GEORGE S. BOUTWELL. The VICE PRESIDENT. It will lie on the

table for the present. YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Ames, Armstrong, The SPEAKER laid before the House the Arnell, Asper, Axtell, Bailey, Banks. Beaman, Benjamin, Bennett, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Boyd, following letter :

Mr. NYE presented a resolution of the Baffioton, Burdett, Cessna, Churchill, Clinton L.

WASHINGTON, March 12, 1869.

Legislature of Nevada, in favor of the estab).

lishment of a mail route froin Belmont to AuCobb. Cook, Conger, Cowles. Cullom, Dawes, Doploy, SIR: Having accepted the office of Secretary of Duval. Dyer, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Finkeln the Treasury, I hereby resign my seat as Represent

rora, in that State ; which was referred to the burg, Fisher, Fitch, Garfield, Gilfillan, Hale, Hawley, ative in the Forty-First Congress from the State of Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Heaton, lloar, Hooper. Hotchkiss, Jenckes, Alexan Massachusetts. der H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelsey. Ketcbam, Knapp.

He also presented the petition of William I am, very respectfully, your most obedient serLalin, Lash, Lawrence, Lynch, Maynard, McCrary, vant,

R. Dozier, of Westmoreland county, Virginia, McGrew. Mercur, Jesse H. Moore, William Moore,

GEORGE S. BOUTWELL. praying the removal of his political disabilities; Samuel P. Morrill, Negley, O'Neill. Packard, Paine, Hon. JAMES G. BLAINE, Speaker of the House of Rep which was ordered to lie on the table. Palmer, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser, Roots, resentatives of the United States. Sanford, Sargent, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield. Shel

He also presented the petition of Robert L. don, John A. Smith, Worthington C. Smith, William

NEW WAR DEPARTMENT BUILDING. Reynolds, of Virginia, praying the removal of Smyth, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland, Tanner, Tillman, Twichell, Upson, Van Horn, Ward, Cadwala

The SPEAKER also laid before the House his political disabilities; which was ordered to der C. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, a communication from the Secretary of War,

lie on the table. Wheeler, Whittemore, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams,

recommending an appropriation of $6,000 for Mr. HAMLIN presented a resolution of the and Winans-98. NAYS-Mossrs. Archer, Beatty, Beck, Biggs, Bird, the purpose of paying the premiums awarded

board of aldermen and common council of the Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, for the plan of a new War Department build- || city of Georgetown, District of Columbia, ask. Ama 82 Cobb. Coburn, Crebs, Deweese, Dickinson, Eldridge, Getz, Golladay. Hawkins, Hoiman, Hop

ing; which was ordered to be referred to the ing an appropriation for the completion of the kins, Jobpson, Thomas L. Jones. Kerr, Knott, Mar Committee on Appropriations, when appointed.

Washington aqueduct; which was referred to sball, Maybam, Mccormick. MeNeely, Moffett, Mun.

the Committee on the District of Columbia. gen, Niblack, Orib. Reading, Reeves, Rice, Shanks,

CHARLES C. M'CREERY.

Mr. FESSENDEN presented the petition of Joseph S. Sunith, Stiles, Stone, Strader, Sweeney, Taffe. 'Trimble. Typer, Van Trump, John T. Wilson,

The SPEAKER also laid before the House Matthew De Atley, praying the intervention of Winchester, and Woodward-47.

a communication from the Secretary of War, || Congress to protect him from the assessment NOTVOTING-Messrs. Adains, Boutwell, Bowen, returning the papers in the case of Charles C. of oyster tonnage tax under the authority of Brooks, Cake, Calkin, Clarke, Cleveland, Davis, Dickey, Dixon, Dockery, Fox, Greene, Griswold,

McCreery ; which were ordered to be referred the Legislature of Virginia ; which was referred Haigbt, Haldeman, Hambleton, Hamil, Hamilton, to the Committee on Military Affairs, when to the Committee on Commerce. Hay, Hill, Hoas. Ingersoll, Kelley, Logan, Lough. | appointed.

Mr. CONKLING. I present the petition of ridge, McCarthy, Eliakim L. Moore, Morsun, Daniel J. Morrell, Morrissey, Packer, Peters, Potter, Ran

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Catharine Bourshett, of New York, praying dall, Rogers, Roots, Schumaker, Slocum, William J. Smith, Stevenson, Swann, Townsend, Van Auken,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. KERR

for an extension of the patent of her husband, for one week, and to Mr. Adams indefinitely. | wheels, dated November 13, 1849. I present

Thomas Bourshett, deceased, for railroad carVoorhees, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Witcher, and Wood-49.

IOWA WAR CLAIMS. So the bill was passed.

with it as a part of the petition, for conven: Mr. SCHENCK moved to reconsider the vote

On motion of Mr. ALLISON, by unanimous ience sake, a bill, and move that it be referred just taken; and also moved that the motion to

consent, leave was granted for the withdrawal with the petition to the Committee on Patents. reconsider be laid on the table. from the files of the House of the papers in the

The motion was agreed to. The latter motion was agreed to.

case of the lowa war claims, for reference to Mr. FENTON. I have a petition signed by Mr. SCHENCK. I move to amend the the Treasury Department for adjustment.

eight hundred citizens of the State of New

York, which I desire to present, asking that the title of the bill so it shall read "An act to

CONTESTED-ELECTION CASES.

Constitution of the United States be amended strengthen the public credit of the United The SPEAKER laid before the House papers States ;'' and on that motion I demand the pre

so as to acknowledge Almighty God as the in the following contested-election cases; which vious question.

source of all authority in civil government, and were referred to the Committee of Elections : the Lord Jesus Christ as the ruler among naMr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. Is it in

Barnes vs. Adams, Kentucky; Van Wyck vs. tions. I move the reference of this petition to order to move an amendment to the amend.

Greene, New York ; Elliott vs. Rogers, Arkanment? I do not think the bill does strengthen

the Committee on the Judiciary. sas; Zeigler vs. Rice, Kentucky; Boynton vs. The motion was agreed to. the public credit.

Shober, North Carolina; Wallacevs. Simpson, The SPEAKER. It will be in order if the

Mr. SAWYER presented the petition of South Carolina ; and Darrell vs. Bailey, Louisprevious question be not seconded.

James 0. Ladd, praying an increase of peniana. The House divided ; and there were--ayes

sion; which was referred to the Committee on

And then, on motion of Mr. SCOFIELD, Pensions. 70, noes 50.

(at ten minutes past three o'clock p. m.,) the So the previous question was seconded.

PAPERS WITIIDRAWN AND REFERRED. House adjourned until Monday at twelve The main question was then ordered. o'clock m.

On motion of Mr. NYE, it was The amendment to the title of the bill was

Ordered, That the petition of Samuel A. Bishop then agreed to.

be withdrawn from the files of the Senate and referred Mr. SCHENCK moved to reconsider the vote

PETITIONS.

to the Committee on Indian Affairs. by which the title of the bill was amended; and The following petitions were presented under

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. also moved that the motion to reconsider be the rule, and referred to the appropriate com Mr. TRUMBULL. The Committee on the laid on the table. mittees :

Judiciary, to whom was referred a bill (S. No. The latter motion was agreed to.

By Mr. STILES: The petition of Andrew 33) to repeal a part of the eighth section of the DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.

Klotz and others, soldiers of the war of 1812, act to establish a Treasury Department, apMr. STEVENSON. I ask unanimous conpraying for pensions.

proved September 2, 1789, and a bill (S. No.

By Mr. WHITTEMORE: The petition of sent to introduce the following resolution:

34) relating to the Secretary of the Treasury, J. A. Ryan, late a priva:e of company C, first have instructed me to report them back and Resolved, That all books and public documents, Tennessee cavalry, for the removal of the charge recommend their indefinite postponement. exeept the Congressional Globe, wbich have not been delivered to the persons entitled thereto under the of desertion.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senator resolation of the last House of Representatives shall Also, the petition of Mrs. S. A. Elford, for from Mlinois reports in favor of the indefinite now be delivered by the officers having possession pay for services of her husband, E. J. Elford, of the same to the Representatives in this House of

postponement of the bills named by him. They taose districts whose former Representatives have

late assessor of the third district of South Caro will be indefinitely postponed. not drawn the documents to wbich such districts were lina.

Mr. TRUMBULL. The Committee on the respectively entitled, according to the rate of distribution established.

Judiciary, to whom was referred a bill (S. No. Mr. LAFLIN. Is it in order to introduce

IN SENATE.

31) to amend and consolidate the several acts that resolution at this time?

Monday, March 15, 1869.

establishing and relating to a Metropolitan The SPEAKER. Only by unanimous con

police in the District of Columbia, bave in.

Prayer by Rev. F. S. De Hass, of Wash structed me to report it back and ask to be sent.

ington. Mr. LAFLIN. Then I object.

discharged from its further consideration, and The Journal of Thursday last was read and that it be referred to the Committee on the COMMITTEE OF ELECTIONS. approved.

District of Columbia, which more properly has The SPEAKER announced the following,

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.

jurisdictiou of that question. as the Committee of Elections : Mr. PAINE of Mr. FERRY. I present the petition of The report was agreed to. Wisconsin, Mr. Churchill of New York, Mr. Hugh W. Sheffy, of Augusta county, Virginia, Mr. TRUMBULL, from the Committee on HEATON of North Carolina, Mr. Cessna of praying for the removal of his disabilities. Í | the Judiciary, to whom was referred the joint Pennsylvania, Mr. BUTLER of Tennessee, Mr. move its reference to the Committee on the resolution (S. R. No. 7) proposing an amendSTEVENSON of Ohio, Mr. BURDETT of Missouri, Il Judiciary.

ment to the Constitution of the United States,

COXSULAR FEES.

reported adversely, thereon, and moved that it. take from the public lands adjacent to their

of collectors and assessors; which was read be indefinitely postponed; which was agreed to. lines earth, stone, and other materials for the twice by its title, referred to the Committee on

Mr. TRUMBULL, from the same commit. construction thereof, and the right of way to Finance, and ordered to be printed. tee, to whom were referred the following bills, the extent of one hundred feet in width on Mr. CORBETT asked, and by unanimons reported them severally with an amendment each side of the railroads where they may pass consent obtained, leave to introduce. a bill (S. to each : over the public lands, including all necessary

No. 117) to encourage and facilitate telegraphic A bill (S. No. 41) to amend the judicial sys grounds for stations and structures connected communication between the eastern and westtein of the United States ; therewith, not exceeding forty acres at any

ern continents; which was read twice by its A bill (S. No. 75) regulating the rights of one station.

title, referred to the Committee on Commerce, property of married women in the District of Mr. SPRAGUE. I do not know anything and ordered to be printed. Columbia ;

about the merits of this bill, but there is one Mr. WILLEY asked, and by unanimous A bill (S. No. 14-1) to enforce the fourteenth || point that I wish to call the attention of the consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (5. article of amendment of the Constitution of Senate to, and that is that although no lands No. 118) to amend an act entitled “An act the United States; and

may be granted to this railroad, and no lands | making appropriations for the legislative, exA bill (H. R. No. 3) to repeal an act regu. may be granted to the hundred other railroadsecutive, and judicial expenses of the Govern: ulating the tenure of certain civil offices. or proposed railroads that may be presented ment for the year ending 30th of June, 1870;":

He also, from the same committee, to whom to the Senate or House of Representatives, which was read twice by its title, referred to was referred the bill (S. No. 76) concerning yet the indorsement of such projects is an in

the Committee on Patents, and ordered to be divorces in the District of Columbia, reported ducement to draw capital otherwise invested | printed. it without amendment. into railroads through a portion of the country

He also asked, and by unanimous consent He also, from the same committee, to whom where they are unnecessary, and it is one of obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 119) was referred the joint resolution (S. R. No. the curses of the present time that there is that providing for the formation of corporations 14) respecting the provisional governments of inducement given by legislation to withdraw and regulating the same in the District of Virginia and Texas, passed at the third session capital from the productive industries of the Columbia ; which was read twice by its title, of the Fortieth Congress, reported it without | country to the advancement of the interests referred to the Committee on the District of amendment. represented by railroads.

Columbia, and ordered to be printed. Mr. TRUMBULL. The same committee, The bill was reported to the Senate without Mr. KELLOGG asked, and by unanimous to whom was referred the bill (S. No. 1) to amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. repeal an act regulating the tenure of certain third reading, read the third time, and passed. No. 120) to incorporate the Southern Express civil offices, have directed me to report it back

Company; which was read twice by its title, and move its indefinite postponement. It is

referred to the Committee on Commierce, and covered by the bill from the House already

Mr. NYE asked, and by unanimous consent

ordered to be printed. reported. obtained, leave to introduce a joint resolution

He also asked, and by unanimous consent The VICE PRESIDENT. The last bill will (S. R. No. 22) relative to consular fees.

obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 121) be indefinitely postponed unless objection be

Mr. NYE. I should like, as a matter of jus. made. tice, to bave this resolution considered now.

to guaranty the payment of certain bonds to

be issued under the authority of the govern. The proposition it contains was fully considered CAPITOL GROUNDS.

ments of the States of Louisiana, Arkansas, and adopted by the Senate at the last session Mr. MORRILL. I am directed by the Com

and Mississippi, for the purpose of building on the recommendation of the Committee on mittee on Public Buildings and Grounds to

and repairing the levees in said States; which Commerce. By a law passed in July, 1866, report a joint resolution (S. R. No. 21) author:

was read twice by its title, referred to the certain of our consuls abroad were made sal. izing the removal of the public stables, steam aried officers, and they were obliged to report | printed.

Committee on Commerce, and ordered to be saw-mill, and other buildings from the Capitol their fees to the Treasury Department. Many

Mr. KELLOGG. At the close of the last grounds; and if there be no objection, as I of them had no notice of the law for months suppose there will be none, I ask that the reso

session the Secretary of War was called upon afterward; in fact, the circular notifying them lution be put upon its passage. of it was not sent from the State Department | levees in those three States, Mississippi, Lou

for a report regarding the condition of the By unanimous consent, the joint resolution

till the 22d of October, 1866. The simple obwas read three times, and passed. It author.

isiana, and Arkansas. I am instructed by ject of this resolution is to inake that statute izes the officer in charge of the Capitol exten take effect on the 1st day of January, 1867. I

the Committee on Commerce, to whom that sion to clear from the Capitol grounds the hold in my hand a letter from the chief clerk

report was referred, to present it to the Sen. public stables, steam saw-mill, and such other

ate and move that it be printed. in the Filih Auditor's office, showing that the buildings as are of no further use to the work

The inotion was agreed to. whole amount the Government will have to on the Capitol extension.

Mr. KELLOGG also asked, and by unani. refund under the resolution will be about ten

mous consent obtained, leave to introduce a RAILROAD GRANTS IN ALABAJA. thousand dollars. Mr. Frelinghuysen intro.

bill (S. No. 122) confirming a charter granted Mr. WARNER. The Committee on Public duced this proposition at the last session, and

by the Legislature of the State of Louisiana Lands, to whom was referred the bill (S. No. it was passed unanimously by the Senate and

for the purpose of connecting the Mississippi 11) to renew certain grants of land to the State agreed to by the committee of conference on

river with Lake Borgne by means of a canal, of Alabama, direct me to report it back with.

the bill to which it was attached, but after that, out amendment and recommend its passage. as I am informed by one of the members of

and for other purposes; which was read twice

by its title, referred to the Committee on ComI ask unanimous consent of the Senate to conthat cominittee, a member of the House com.

merce, and ordered to be printed. sider the bill at this time. It has twice remittee oljected to it, and for the sake of har

He also asked, and by unanimous consent ceived the assent of the committee, it is very mony they consented to strike it out. It is a

obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 123) important to our State, and I think there will measure of great justice which really ought | granting the right of way to the Pacific Central be no objection to it. not to be delayed.

transit railway and telegraph from the city of By unanimous consent, the bill was con

By unanimous consent, the joint resolution

New Orleans, Louisiana, to some point on the sidered as in Committee of the Whole. It

was read three times, and passed. It provides Rio Grande river, Texas, in the directiou of provides that the grant of lands made to the that section three of chapter two hundred and

Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast; wbich was read State of Alabama by the act of Congress apthirty-three of the public acts of the Thirty.

twice by its title, referred to the Committee on proved June 31, 1856, granting public lands Ninth Congress, approved July 25, 1866, shall

Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. in alternate sections to the State of Alabama take effect from and after January 1, 1867, and

Mr. RAJISEY asked, and by unanimous to aid in the construction of certain railroads that all fees which have been paid into the

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (5. in said State, to assist in the building of rail. Treasury in obedience to the provisions of that roads " from near Gadsden to some point on section, and which accrued prior to the 1st day

No. 124) granting lands in the State of Minne.

sota to aid in constructing a railroad from Lake the Alabama and Mississippi State line, in a

of January, 1867, shall be refunded out of the Superior to Vermillion lake, in said State ; direction to the Mobile and Ohio railroad, with consular receipts.

which was read twice by its iitle, referred to a view to connect with the Mobile and Ohio

EMPLOYÉS OF THE TWO HOUSES.

the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered railroad," and "from Gadsden to connect with Mr. CRAGIN submitted the following con

to be printed. the Georgia and Tennessee and Teunessee line current resolution; which was considered by

Mr. COLE asked, and by unanimous consent of railroads through Chattooga, Wills's, and unanimous consent, and agreed to:

obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 125) Lookout valleys,'' shall be revived and re

Resolved, (the House of Representatives concur

granting lands to aid in the construction of a newed for the use and benefit of the Alabama ring.) That the Committee to Audit

and Control the canal or canals for irrigating purposes in the and Chattanooga Railroad Company, subject

Contingent Expenses of the Senate, and the Conimit State of California ; which was read twice by to all the conditions and restrictions contained

tee on Accounts of the House of Representatives, be in the act referred to, and subject to the further a joint committee for the purpose of perfecting and

its title, referred to the Committee on Publie reporting a bill or bills defining the number, duties, Lands, and ordered to be printed. limitation that if either of the railroads named and compensation of'the employés of the Senate and Ile also asked, and by unanimous consent is not completed within three years from the Ilouse of Representatives.

obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 1205) passage of the act no further sale shall be

LILLS INTRODUCED.

granting lands to aid in the construction of the made for the benefit of such railroad, and the Mr. CRAGIN asked, and by unanimous con Oroville and Virginia City railroad; which was lands unsold shall revert to the United Siates. sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. read twice by its title, referred to the ComThe right, power, and authority is given to the I, 116) to allow deputy collectors and assessors mittee on Public Lands, and ordered to be companies building the railrwads nuncu iu i ot internal revenue acing as assessors the pay printed.

Mr. FENTON asked, and by unanimous con business has not yet been concluded, and the CIVIL OFFICERS IN VIRGINIA AND TEXAS. sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. motion will not be in order until ihat time.

Mr. FERRY. Mr. President, I move that 127) relating to telegraphic communication be. The introduction of bills and joint resolutions

the Senate proceed to the consideration of Sen(ween the United States and foreign countries; is still in order.

ate joint resolution No. 14, which was reported which was read twice by its tiiie, referred to Mr. MORTON. I ask leave to introduce a

back favorably by the Judiciary Committee this the Committee on Commerce, and ordered to joint resolution, which I send to the Chair.

morning, and which, if passed at all, should be printed.

The joint resolution was read, as follows:

be passed to day or to-morrow. It is a resoHe also asked, and by manimous consent Be it resolved, dr., That on the sixth legislative obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 128) day of a regular session or of a legally called special

lution amendatory of the joint resolution refor the relief of Mrs. Jane Northridge; which

session of any State Legislature each house of said specting the provisional govemments of Vir

Legislature at the hour of twelve meridian shall ginia and Texas, passed at the third session of was read twice by its title, referred to the Com proceed to the consideration of any amendment to

the Fortieth Congress. If the Senate will listen mittee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be

the Constitution of the United States that may have
been subunitted by the Congress of the United States

to me I will make a statement of what it is. printed.

to the Legislatures of the several States for ratifica Last summer a joint resolution passed the Mr. SAWYER asked, and by unanimous tion according to the provisions of the fifth article

House of Representatives directing the military consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. of the Constitution of the United States: Providel, Such amendment may not have been acted upon at

Governors of Virginia and Texas to remove No. 129) for the relief of Simon Grostman;

any preceding session of such Legislature. And if from office those persons who were in office, which was read twice by its title, referred to upon the consideration of such amendment it shall

but disabled by the fourteenth amendment, the Committee on Claims, and ordered to be

receive the votes of a inajority of the members
elected to each house of said Legislature it shall be

which had then taken effect. That passed over printed.

hold to be ratified by such Legislature, and if final until the winter session, and some time in JanMr. CONKLING asked, and by unanimous action is not taken upon the first day, then tho consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. houses shall meet the next day at the same hour,

uary last it was pending before the Senate and and shall continue to meet from day to day, Sundays

passed the Senate, but with an amendment pre. No. 130) to encourage the building of steain excepted, until the final action is taken upon such scribing that it should not take effect until ships in the United States; which was read amendment; nor shall the action of either house

thirty days from its passage, for the purpose Iwice by its title, and referred to the Commit of such Legislature upon such amendment be hin

dered or prevented by the resignation or withdrawal of giving the military commander in Virginia lee on Commerce.

or rofusal to qualify of a minority of either or of || particularly an opportunity of making inquiry Mr. CONKLING. I beg to say that I have both houses of said Legislature.

both as to removals from office and as to canaccompanying that bill a memorial which, SEC. 2. And be it further resolved, That if such

amendment or amendments shall be ratified accord didates to be placed in office in lieu of those although not strictly in order now, I ask leave

ing to the provisions of the preceding section the who were removed. The joint resolution, thus to present, from the New York and Antwerp game shall be duly certified by the oflicers of each

amended, passed, but the bill removing disNail Steamship Company, praying that Amer.

house and shall be transmitted by the Governor of
the Slute to the President of the United States.

abilities failed between the two Houses. That ican steamships employed in carrying the mails may be released from the payment of all.dues

Mr. DAVIS. I object to the consideration

bill was reintroduced on Thursday last by the of that resolution.

Senator from Massachusetts, and lies upon our payable to the United States, and move that it be referred to the same committee and be

The VICE PRESIDENT. Does the Senator table to await the appointment of the joint printed. from Kentucky object to the second reading?

Committee on Disabilities of the two Houses of The motion was agreed to.

Mr. MORTON. I do not ask for the con

Congress. It is therefore necessary, in order sideration of the resolution now; but I desire

to carry out the object of the resolution which Mr. FOWLER asked, and by unanimoms to have it referred to the Committee on the

we passed last winter, to extend the time for consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. | Judiciary.

thirty days longer. The joint resolution which No. 131) for the relief of James H. Willis, of The VICE PRESIDENT. Does the Sen has been reported back from the Judiciary Greenville, Tennessee; which was read twice ator from Kentucky object to the reference of

Committee merely postpones the operation of by its title, and referred to the Committee on the resolution?

the act requiring the military commanders to Claims.

Mr. DAVIS. I object to its first reading ;

remove these persons for thirty days from the He also asked, and by unanimous consent I object to any reading of it.

passage of this joint resolution. A new miliobtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 132) The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senator tary commander bas just taken coinmand in for the relief of Cowan & Dickinson, of Knox. ville, Ten nessee; which was read twice by its from Kentucky, the Chair understands, objects

the provisional government of Virginia, Gento granting leave to introduce it, and there

eral Canby, and this time is needed precisely title, and referred to the Comunittee on Claims. fore it will simply be regarded as a notice by

as it was needed last winter. I ask that the Mr. RAMSEY asked, and by unanimous the Senator from Indiana of his intention to ask

resolution be read. consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint leave to introduce the resolution to-morrow.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senator resolution (S. R. No. 23) for getting apart a Mr. MORTON. I suggest to the President

from Connecticut asks unanimous consent of portion of the Fort Snelling military reservawhether the objection is not too late after a

the Seuate to proceed to the consideration of tion for a permanent military post and the settlement of all claims in relation thereto ; reading has taken place?

the joint resolution (S. R. No. 14) amendatory The VICE PRESIDENT. There being no

of a joint resolution respecting the provisional which was read twice by its title, referred to title to this joint resolution the subject of it

governments of Virginia and Texas, passed the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered could not be disclosed until it was read in full.

at the third session of the Fortieth Congress, to be printed.

The Chair therefore thinks the Senator from | reported to-day. Mr. KELL OGG asked, and by unanimous | Kentucky was entitled to object as soon as the

Mr. EDMUNDS. I think that had better consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint reading was concluded. If there had been a

go over. resolution (S. R. No. 24) for the disposal of title he should have objected after the reading

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senator the public lands in the States of Alabama, of the title.

from Vermont objects. Mississippi, Lonisiana, Arkansas, and Florida

COMMITTEE SERVICE.

NAVAL REORGANIZATION, which was read twice by its title, referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered

Mr. ROSS. On the reorganization of the Mr. GRIMES. I move that the Senate pro. to be printed.

Senate committees a few days ago I had the ceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. 24, Mr. CARPENTER asked, and by unani. honor to be appointed as chairman of the Com

for the reorganization of the Navy. mittee on Engrossed Bills. I wish now most mous consent obtained, leave to introduce a

The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, joint resolution (S. R. No. 25) for the relief

respectfully to ask to be excused from serving as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to

on that committee. of Helen Lincoln and Heloise Lincoln, and for

consider the bill (S. No. 24) to reorganize the

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senator the withholding of moneys from tribes of Indians

Navy of the United States. from Kansas asks to be excused from further holding American captives; which was read

Mr. GRIMES. I suggest that the amendservice as chairman of the Committee on Entwice by its title, referred to the Committee on

ments reported by the committee be taken up Indian Affairs, and ordered to be printed. grossed Bills. If there be no objection he

and acted upon as they are reached in the rendMr. PRATT asked, and by unanimous conwill be regarded as excused. It is so ordered.

ing of the bill. sent obtained, leave to introduce a joint reso.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMITTEE.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senator lution (S. R. No. 26) relating to the Interior Mr. PATTERSON. I move to take up the

from Iowa suggests that the amendments proDepartment; which was read twice by its title, concurrent resolution offered by the Senator posed by the Committee on Naval Affairs be referred to the Committee on Appropriations, from Iowa [Mr. GRIMES) for the repeal of a

considered as they are reached in the reading ad ordered to be printed. concurrent resolution passed at the last session

of the bill. If there be no objection that course Mr. FERRY. Task leave to offer an amend authorizing the appointment of a joint com

will be pursued. ment to Senate bill No. 105, for the removal mittee to reorganize the Departments.

The bill was read. of disabilities. I'move that it be laid upon the The motion was agreed to; and the Senate The first amendment of the committee was lable, and be ordered to be printed.

proceeded to consider the concurrent resolu in section one, line four, to insert the word The motion was agreed to.

tion submitted by Mr. GRINES; which was “naval” before "survey;?' in line six to strike Mr. PATTERSON. I love that the Sen. amended and agreed to, as follows:

out " commodores" and to insert - rear admiale take up the concurrent resolution offered

Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Representa ral ;” and in line eight to strike out" three by the Senator from lowa (Mr. Grimes] for

tires concurring,) That the concurrent resolution and insert " four; so that the section will

of the two llouses present at the third session of the the repeal of the concurrent resolution passed

read : Fortieth Congress, for the appointment at the first in the last session for the appointment of a

se vion of the Forty First Congress of a joint core That there shall be, and there is hereby, establisbed

mittee: 10 exituline iind report up on the expediency and connected with the Navy Department a boarul tom mittee to reorganize the Departments. of reorganizing the civilverrire of the United States, ofnaval survey, to be composed of three officers of The VICE PRESIDENT. The inorning by, and the siwo is her boy', seeridird.

the Nary not below the grade of rear admiral of the

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