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the Senate have adopted at the instance of the time, referred to the joint committee on recon- which was read a first and second time, and Senator from New Hampshire, in the eigluth struction, and ordered to be printed.

referred to the Committee on Military Aflairs. section, still leaves unprovided for, as I think,


DISTRIBUTION OF STATE PAPERS. the manner in which the four fifths of the stock not subscribed at first shall be thereafter sub.

Mr. WARD introduced a bill providing the Mr. HAYES introduced a joint resolution to scribed. If it is left without a provision of

means for the payment of the militia of the authorize the distribution of a portion of the that sort the president and directors may by

State of New York for their service in the war surplus copies of the American Siate Papers in by-law make that provision. If they can give

of 1812 ; which was read a first and second the custody of the Secretary of the Interior; the right exclusively to the then subscribers

time, ordered to be printed, and referred to the which was read a first and second time, and they are not required to open the books again Committee on Appropriations.

referred to the Joint Commitee on the Library. as I understand



Mr. COOK introduced a bill for the relief Mr. HAYES also introduced a joint resoluMr. JOHNSON. I have some reason to of Catharine Welsh ; which was read a first and

tion extending the privileges of the Library believe that the stock will be very valuable, at second time, and referred to the Comunittee on

of Congress to certain officers of the United least that is the impression of those who pro- Military Affairs.

States; which was read a first and second fess to have some knowledge on the subject. I


time, and referred to the Joint Comínittee on have none of my own, of course; but if the stock is to be very valuable

Mr. WILSOX, of Iowa, introduced a bill

the Library.

The SPEAKER next proceeded to call the Mr. WADE. I have no objection to that authorizing non-residents to have deeds rebeing changed if it is thought necessary to

corded in the oflice of the clerk of the United States for resolutions, commencing with the change it. For myself I was looking much States distriet and circuit courts, &c.; which

State of Ohio. more to the public interest than I was to the was read a first and second time, and referred

FRAUDULENT CLAIM AGENTS private interest. to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. HAYES submitted the following resoluMr. JOIINSON. I have no doubt about


tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to: that. I only suggest to my friend from Ohio

Vr. PAINE introduced a bill to provide for

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs that perhaps it would be as well to provide the transportation of vessels around the falls viding by law for punishing by imprisonment or other

be instructed to inquire into the expediency of prothat the books shall be opened again unless

of Niagara; which was read a first and second wise, any person who as agent or attorney shall colall the stock is taken at the beginning.

time, and referred to the Committee on Roads lect from the Government money due to othicers, Mr. WADE. What amendment would the

soldiers, or sailors, or to their widows or orphans, for and Canals.

services in the Army or Navy, or for pensions or Senator propose to accomplish that? Mr. WILLEY. Has the Senator from Ma


bounties, and who shall fraudulently convert the

same to his own use; and to report by bill or otherryland adverted to the provision in the third

Mr. DOXNELLY introduced a bill making wise. section, line fifteen, “and said books shall be a grant of lands to the State of Minnesota to Mr. IIAYES moved to reconsider the vote kept open until the whole amount of said stock ail in the construction of the Hastings, Min- by which the resolution was adopted; and also sball be subseribed ???

nesota River, and Red River of the North rail- ' moved that the motion to reconsider be laid Mr. JOHNSON. That will do. I was only road; which was read a first and second time, apon the table. asking if there was a provision on the subject.

and referred to the Committee on Public Lauds. The latter motion was agreed to. . The bill was reported to the Senate as


EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION. amended and the amendments were

Mr. HITCHCOCK introduced a bill to pro- Mr. PLANTS submitted a joint resolution curred in.

vide for the creation of a penitentiary in the The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a

of the State of Ohio relative to exemption from third reading, was read the third time, and Territory of Nebraska; which was read a first

taxation; which was ordered to be printed, and and second time, and referred to the Commit- referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. passed. tee on Territories.



Mr. GARFIELD submitted the following

Mr. IIITCHCOCK also introduced a bill to sideration IIouse bill No. 238, to amend an act entitled “An act in relation to habeas corpus remove the office of surveyor general of the resolution; which was read, considered, and

agreed to: States of lowa and Wisconsin to Plattsmouth, and regulating judicial proceedings in certain

Resolvedl, That the Secretary of War be requested Nebraska; which was read a first and second.

to have lirepared for publication the proceedings of cases.

time, and referred to the Committee on Public Mr. IIENDRICKS. I move an adjourn

the trial of llenry Wirz, in which shall be embraced, Lands.

as nearly as practicable in the language of the vita ment.

nesses, a summary of the testimony given, and the

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. Mr. CLARK. I want to get up this bill and

decisions, findings, and sentence of the court, together then I have no objection to an adjournment.

Mr. JENCKES introduced the following

with the address of the Judge Advocate and that

made in defense of the prisoner. I want the bill up to adjourn on it. joint resolution:

Mr. GARFIELD mored to reconsider the The motion to take up the bill was agreed to. Joint resolution relating to the passage of a law making regulations for the inode of electing members

vote by which the resolution was adopted; and EXECUTIVE SESSION. of Congress,

also moved that the motion to reconsider be Mr. WILSON. I move that the Senate

Resolved by the Senate and IIouse of Represent tires of laid upon the table.

the United Nates of Americe in Congress assembleu, That proceed to the consideration of executive

The latter motion was agreed to. it is cxpcdient for Congress to exercise the power business. granted in section four, article one, of the Constitu


tion for making regulations concerning the times,

places, and manner of holding elections for Senators Mr. SCIENCK submitted the following resoate adjourn.

and Representatives by general statute, with a view lution, and demanded the previous question: Mr. WILSON. It will take but a moment

to prevent the recurrence of contested-clection cases to do what I want; I desire to have some exec

in either Ilouze arising out of elections conducted Resolver, That the Secretary of War be directed to

under State laws; and also with a view of securing the communicate to this House a report of the Judyo Adutive messages referred.

election of members of Congress by loyal constituen- vocate General, and such other inforination as may The motion was agreed to; and after some cies,

be of record or on file in his Department, on the sub

Resolved further, That as means toward the attain- ject, which will show what are the facts in the case, time spent in executive session the doors were ment of such results in the election of members of and whatsteps bave been taken to bring to justice and reopened, and the Senate adjourned.

the lIouse of Representatives, it is expedient to punishment the murderers of the following-named inelude among such rules and regulations in sub- Union soldiers belonging to the first and second registance the following:

ments of North Carolina loyal infantry, alleged to HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

1. A registration of all the clectors in each district have been tried and executed by orders of the rebel

having the qualifications requisite for electors of the Generals Pickett and Iloke, under the pretext oftheir MONDAY, April 16, 1866.

most numerous branch of the State Legislature in being deserters from the confederate servica, namely:

the State in which such district is situated. The House met at twelve o'clock m. Prayer

Jesse Summerell, Hardy Dourherty, Stepliendoues,

2. A provision that such clections shall be con- David Jones, William lladdock, John Freeman, John by the Chaplain, Rev. C. B. Boxxton.

ducted independently ofthe State elections, under the Broek. Sergeant Joseph Fulcher, William D. Jones, The Journal of Saturday last was read and

direction of officers whose mode of appointment and Charles Cutherall, Kellun. Mitchel Busick, Louis

whoso duties shall be defined in such statute: and Freeman, Joseph Ilaskett. William Irvine, Anos approved.

that such elections shall be held on the same day in Aymeti, Stephen H. Jones, and J.J. Brock.

cach district in the United States.
3. A requirementtiat at suen elections those regis-

The previous question was seconded, and the The SPEAKER. This being Monday, the tered elcctors only shall be permitted to vote who main question ordered; and under the operafirst business in order is the call of States, com

shall have proved, in manner to be provided in the tion thereof the resolution was adopted.

regulations, their constant and continuing loyalty to mencing with the State of Maine, for the intro- the Government of the United States.

Mr. SCHENCK moved to reconsider the vote duction of bills and joint resolutions, to be 4. Provisions prescribing the conditions upon which by which the resolution was agreed to; and referred to appropriate committees, and not to

those who were excluded for disloyalty may be re- also moved to lay the motion to reconsider on

admitted to their right of suffrage for members of Conbe brought back by a motion to reconsider.

the table.
gress at such clection at some future period.

The latter motion was agreed to.
The joint resolution was read a first and

Mr. HILL introduod a joint resolution pro-

second time, ordered to be printed, and referred

to the committee on reconstruction. posing an amendment to the Constitution of

Mr. McKEE submitted the following resoluthe United States to apportion Representatives


tion; which was read, considered, and agreed to: according to the number of voters in the sev- Mr. BUCKLAND introdúced a joint reso

Resolved, That the President be reqnested to coineral States; which was read a first and second lution for the relief of Lieutenant A. H. Pearl;

municate to this louse, it in his opinion not inconsistent with the public interest, any correspondenco

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with the French Government in regard to the withdrawal of its forces from Mexico, which may have

to the committee being allowed to report “at D.Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, Whaley, been exchanged since the correspondence commu

Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Winnicated to the House with the President's message

Mr. INGERSOLL. I will strike that out.

dom, and Woodbridge-92. of January 5, 1860; whether that correspondence has

NOT VOTING - Messrs. Alley, Ancona, Anderson,

Mr. FARNSWORTH. I move to amend been published by the French Government among

Jaines_M. Ashley, Banks, Barker, Bergen, Blaine, the official documents communicated to the French by inserting six hours and a half instead of Blow, Boutwell, Broomall, Coffroth, Cullom, Culver,

Darling, Dawes, Dawson, Delano, Denison, Dixon, Chambers or not, and specially any correspondence | eight, if that is in order. in regard to any specific promise from the French

Dodge, Driggs, Dumont, Eckley, Farquhar, Ferry, Emperor to put a stop to his proceedings in our sis

Mr. INGERSOLL. If the gentleman in- Garfield, Grider, Griswold, Harris, Hart, Hotchkiss, ter republic of Mexico and discontinue imperialism cludes himself among the laboring classes I

Demas Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, James R. Hub

bell, Hulburd, James Humphrey, Johnson, Jones, there. will accept the amendment; if he does not I

Julian, Kasson, Kerr, William Lawrence. Le Blond, AMENDMENT OF TIIE RULES. do not accept it.

Lynch, Marshall, Marston, Marvin, McIndoe. Morrill, Mr. PAINE offered the following resolution, Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. I would inquire || Neweli

; Noell, Phelps: Pike, Pomeroy, Radford, and demanded the previous question: whether the resolution embraces laborers in

Samuel J. Randall, Ritter, Rousseau, Sawyer, Shel

labarger, Sloan, Smith, Starr, Stilwell, Strouse, Resolved, That the Committee on the Rules be inthe employ of the Government.

Francis Thomas, Trimble, Trowbridge, Upson, Van structed to inquire into and report upon the expcdi

Mr. INGERSOLL. It includes everybody Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Wentency of providing by amendment of the rules that so far as this city is concerned.

worth, Winfield, and Wright-76. when the House shall have under consideration a Mr. WILSON of Iowa. So far as the em

So the House refused to lay the resolution bill or resolution which shall have been returned by the President with his objections to the House in ployés of the Government are concerned, the

upon the table. which it originated, neither the motion to lay on the Committee on the Judiciary have agreed upon

During the roll-call, table nor the motion to postpone indefinitely shall a report.

Mr. LONGYEAR said : Mr. Driggs is ahbe in order.

Mr. INGERSOLL. I am aware of that. sent in consequence of illness.
Mr. DAVIS. I object, if objection is in order.
The SPEAKER. The resolution is intro-
This resolution goes further than the one that

Mr. HOGAN said : My colleague, Mr. is before that committee. It proposes to estab

NOELL, is absent in consequence of sickness. duced under the regular call of the States. On seconding the demand for the previous in this District. lish the system by law for the laboring classes

I presume he would vote “no” if here.

Mr. ELDRIDGE said: I desire to say that question, no quorum voted.

The SPEAKER. If it gives rise to debate

Mr. Le Blond is paired for two weeks with The SPEAKER ordered tellers; and ap- it goes over.

Mr. CULLOM. pointed Messrs. Paine and Davis.,

Mr. STEVENS. I would inquire whether

Mr. SHANKLIN said: I desire to state that The House divided; and the tellers reported || if they work nine hours there is any penalty. my colleague, Mr. TRIMBLE, is paired for two -ayes 60, noes 41.

Mr. INGERSOLL. Not yet. I demand the

weeks from Friday last with Mr. ALLEY, of So the previous question was seconded.

Massachusetts. Mr. ELDRIDGE. I move to lay the reso

previous question. lution on the table.

The question being put on seconding the

The result of the vote having been announced demand for the previous question, no quorum

as above recorded, The question was put; and there were-ayes

The SPEAKER stated that the morning hour 44, noes 49.

The SPEAKER ordered tellers; and ap- having expired, the resolution would go over Mr. FINCK. I demand the yeas and nays. pointed Messrs. McCullougu and INGERSOLL.

until next Monday. The yeas and nays were ordered. The House divided ; and the tellers reported

Mr. WENTWORTH. I move to proceed The question being taken, it was decided in --ayes 35, noes 47; no quorum voting.

to the business on the Speaker's table. the negative-yeas 45, nays 57, not voting 81; Several MEMBERS. Withdraw it.

The motion was agreed to. as follows:

Mr. INGERSOLL. I do not propose to SALE OF LIQUORS IN TIIE CAPITOL. YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Beaman, Bingham, Boyer, withdraw it. I move a call of the House. I Brandegee. Buckland, Bundy, Davis, Defrees, Eld

The House accordingly proceeded to the conridge, Farnsworth, Finck, Glossbrenner, Goodyear,

want à quorum here. Hale, Aaron Harding, Henderson, Hill, Hogan, Ches

The SPEAKER. There is evidently a quo

sideration, as the first business on the Speak

er's table, of the amendments of the House, ter D. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hubbell, James M. Hum- rum present. phrey, Kasson, Ketcham, Kuykendall, Latham, George V.Lawrence, McCullough, Niblack, Nichol

Mr. INGERSOLL. You cannot prove it by disagreed to by the Senate, to the concurrent 900, Patterson, Phelps, Plants, Raymond, Rogers, me. [Laughter.] I demand the yeas and nays.

resolution prohibiting the sale of spirituous

and other liquors in the Capitol building and Bollins, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Taber, Taylor, John The yeas and nays were not ordered. L. Thomas, Elihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Wash

grounds. burn, William B. Washburn, and Whaley-45.

The call of the House was refused. NAYS— Messrs. Ames, Delos R. Ashley, Baker,

The action of the Senate on said amendments

Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. I ask that the Baldwin, Benjamin, Bidwell, Boutwell, Reader W. Chair count the House so as to ascertain if

was read, as follows: Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Conkling, Cook, Deming, Eck

Is SENATE, April 13, 1866. there is a quorum present. ley, Eggleston, Eliot, Garfield, Abner c. Harding,

Resolved, That the Senate disagree to the amendHayes, Higby, Holmes, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Julian, The SPEAKER counted the House and

ments of the House of Representatives to the foreKelley, Latin, Lynch, McClurg, McRuer, Mercur, announced that there were one hundred and going resolution. Miller, Moorhead, Morris, Moulton, Myers, O'Neill,

eleven members present. Orth, Paine, Price, Alexander H. Rice, Schenck, Sco

Mr. WENTWORTH. I move that the House field, Shellabarger. Spalding, Stevens, Thayer,

Fran- Mr. BOYER. I rise to a privileged question. || insist on its amendments and ask a committee of cis Thomas, Trowbridge, Upson, Ward, Warner, Wel- The SPEAKER. That cannot interrupt the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two ker, Wentworth, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, and Woodbridge-57. morning hour on Monday.

Houses, and on that motion I move the previous NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Ancona, Anderson, Mr. BRANDEGEE. I hope the tellers will question, as there are a large number of gentleJames M. Ashley, Banks, Barker, Baxter, Bergen, be required to resume their places.

men here who have business to bring forward. Blaine, Blow, Bromwell, Broomall, Chanler, Cobb,

Mr. FARNSWORTH.. Is it in order to Coffroth, Cullom, Culver, Darling, Dawes, Dawson,

Mr. NIBLACK. I hope the gentleman from Delano, Denison, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, move to lay the resolution of my colleague Illinois will withdraw his demand for the preDumont, Farquhar, Ferry, Grider, Grinnell, Gris

the table?

vious question until I can make a single sug. Wold, Harris, Hart, Hooper, Plotchkiss, Asahel W.

The SPEAKER. It is in order. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, James

gestion. R. Hubbell, Hulburd, James Humphrey, Johnson, Mr. FARNSWORTH. Then I make that Mr. WENTWORTH. I must decline to do Jones, Kelso, Kerr, William Lawrence, Le Blond, motion. Loan, Longyear, Marshall, Marston, Maryin, McIn

so as there are many gentlemen here who have

Mr. INGERSOLL. I demand the yeas and doe, McKee, Morrill, Newell, Noell, Perhain, Pike,

business to present. Pomeroy, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, William H. nays on that motion, and call for tellers on the

The previous question was seconded. Randall, John H. Rice, Ritter, Ross, Rousseau, Sawyeas and nays.

Upon ordering the main question there were, yer, Sloan, Smith, Starr, Stilwell, Strouse, Thornton, Trimble. Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T.

Tellers were ordered ; and Messrs. INGERSOLL

upon a division-ayes 51, noes 18; no quorum Van Horn, Winfield, and Wright-81. and DEMING were appointed.

voting. So the resolution was not laid on the table. The House divided; and the tellers reported Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. WENT. The main question was then ordered, and ayes twenty-four, noes not counted.

WORTH and ELDRIDGE were appointed. the resolution was agreed to.

So the yeas and nays were ordered.

The House again divided; and the tellers Mr. PAINE moved to reconsider the vote

The question was taken; and it was decided

reported-ayes sixty-three, noes not counted. by which the resolution was agreed to; and also

in the negative-yeas 15, nays 92, not voting So the main question was ordered. moved to lay the motion to reconsider upon 76; as follows:

The question was upon the motion of Mr. the table.

YEAS - Messrs. Davis, Tarnsworth, Goodyear, WENTWORTH that the House insist upon its

Grinnell, Aaron Harding, Edwin N. Hubbell, Jenckes, The latter motion was agreed to.

amendments to the concurrent resolution, and Laflin, George V. Lawrence. McKee, Mercur, Moorhead, Price, Shanklin, and Stevens--15.

ask for a committee of conference; and being EIGHT-HOUR SYSTEM.

NAYS- Messrs. Allison. Amos, Delos R. Ashley, || taken, it was agreed to. · Wr. INGERSOLL offered the following preBaker, Baldwin, Baxter, Beaman, Benjamin, Bidwell,

Mr. WENTWORTH moved to reconsider Bingham, Boyer, Brandegee, Bromwell, Buckland, amable and resolution:

Bundy, Chanler, 'Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, the vote just taken; and also moved that the Whereas it is one of the paramount duties of all Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Defrces, Deming, Donnelly, motion to reconsider be laid on the table. • legislative bodies to lighten as much as possible the Eggleston, Eldridge, Eliot, Finck, Glossbrenner, Halo,

The latter motion was agreed to. burdens upon the laboring classes and promote tho

Abner C. llarding, Hayes, Henderson, Higby, Hill, general welfare: Therefore,

Hogan, Holmes, Hooper, Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester The SPEAKER subsequently appointed Be il resolved by the House of Representatives, That the D. Hubbard, James M. Humphrey, Ingersoll, Kelley, Messrs. Wentworth, Price, and RANDALL of Committee for the District of Columbia he instructed

Kelso, Ketcham, Kuykendali, Latham, Loon Long | Pennsylvania. to ingaire into the expediency of establishing by law year, McClurg, McCullough, MeRuer, Miller, Morris, the eight-hour system, as it is called, as constituting Moulton, Myers, Niblack, Nicholson, O'Neill, Orth,

ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED. a day's work in the Distrtct of Columbia, and that

Paino, Patterson, Perham, Plants, William H. Ranfaid committee be authorized to report by bill or

dall, Raynion, Alexander II, Rice, John H. Rice, Mr. TROWBRIDGE, from the Committee otherwise at any time.

Rogers, Rollius, Rosx, Sebcnck, Scofield, Sitgreaves, on Enrolled Bills, reported that they had ex

Spalding, Tober, Taylor, Thnyer, John L. Thomas, Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I object II Thornton, Ward, Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, Henry

amined and found truly enrolled bills of the 39TH CONG, 1st SESS.No. 124.

House of the following titles; when the Speaker Paine, Perham, Price, Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarsigned the same:

ger, Spalding, Stevens, Thayer, Trowbridge, Upson, An act (H. R. No. 122) making appropria

Van Aernam, Elihu B. Washburne, Welker, Went

worth, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wiltions for the naval service for the year ending son, Windom, and Woodbridge-60. 30th of June, 1867;

NAYS-Messrs. Baker, Boyer, Brandégee, BuckAn act (H. R. No. 218) for the relief of

land, Chanler, Coffroth, Davis, Defrees, Eldridge,

Finck, Glossbrenner, Goodyear, Grider, Hale, Aaron Charles Youly;

Harding, Hayes, Hogan, Chester D. Hubbard, Edwin An act (H. R. No. 261) granting a pension

N. Hubbell, James M. Humphrey, Kasson, Ketcham, to Mrs. Altazera L. Willcox, of Chenango | Niblack. Nicholson, Phelps, Raymond, Ritter, Rog

Kuykendall, Laflin, Latham, McCullough, McRuer, county, in the State of New York;

ers, Ross, Shanklin, Sitgreaves, Stilwell, Taber, TayAn act (H. R. No. 206) granting a pension

lor, Thornton, Burt Van Horn. Henry D. Washburn,

William B. Washburn, and Whaley-44. to Mrs. Isabella Fogg, of the State of Maine;

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, AnAn act (H. R. No. 267) granting a pension cona, Anderson, James M. Ashley, Baldwin, Banks, to Virginia K. V. Moore;

Barker, Bergen, Bingham, Blaine, Blow, Broomall, An act (H. R. No. 268) for the relief of

Conkling, Cullom, Culver, Darling, Dawes, Dawson,

Delano, Deming, Denison, Dixon, Dodge, Driggs, Albert Nevins ;

Dumont, Eggleston, Farquhar, Ferry, Garfield, GrişAn act (H. R. No. 443) granting a pension

wold, Harris, Hart Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. to Mrs. Elizabeth York, widow of Shubal York,

Hubbard, Demas Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, James

R. Hubbell, James Humphrey, Jenckes, Johnson, late a surgeon in the fifty-fourth regiment Illi- Jones, Kerr, William Lawrence, Le Blond, Marshall, nois infantry volunteers;

Marston, Marvin, McIndoe, McKee. Morrill, Newell,

Noell, Patterson, Pike, Plants, Pomeroy, Radford, An act (H. R. No. 444) granting a pension

Samuel J. Randall, William H. Randall, Alexander to Lewis W. Dietrich; and

H. Rice, John H. Rice, Rollins, Rousseau, Sawyer, An act (H. R. No. 446) for the relief of Nich- Sloan, Smith, Starr, Strouse, Francis Thomas, John olas Hibner, late a private in the sixth regi- || Warner, Winfield, and Wright-79.

L. Thomas, Trimble, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, ment Missouri State militia.

So the rules were not suspended, two thirds WASHINGTON DAILY CHRONICLE.

not voting in the affirmative. Mr. STEVENS. I ask unanimous consent

PAY OF NAVAL OFFICERS. to submit the following resolution for action Mr. ROGERS, by unanimous consent, preat this time :

sented joint resolutions of the Legislature of Whereas it is important that our legations abroad New Jersey asking an increase of the pay of should be kept truly advised of the state of the country: Therefore,

naval officers; which were referred to the ComBe it resolved by the House, (the Senate concurring) mittee on Naval Aifairs, and ordered to be That the Clerk of the House be directed to furnish || printed. throo copies of the Morning Chronicle to each of our foreign legations, consular agents, and commercial

PRINTING OF TESTIMONY. agents, for the use of said legations and attachés, and that he pay for the same out of the contingent fund

Mr. BOUTWELL. From the joint commitof the House.

tee on reconstruction, I report additional testiMr. ROSS. I object.

mony relative to the States of Alabama, GeorMr. STEVENS. I move to suspend the gia, Mississippi, and Arkansas. I move that rules to enable me to submit this resolution at

of this testimony there be printed the same this time.

number of copies as of the testimony preMr. ROSS. I call the yeas and nays upon

viously reported.

The SPCAKER. That motion will be rethe inotion to suspend the rules.

Mr. HALE. I rise to a point of order. My || ferred, under the rule, to the Committee on point of order is this: that a transaction of

Printing this kind, appropriating the contingent fund PORTAGE AND SUPERIOR RAILROAD. of the House to a purpose entirely outside of

Mr. ELDRIDGE, by unanimous consent, the organization and duties of the House, is presented joint resolutions of the Legislature out "The SPEAKER. The Chair overrules the

of Wisconsin, instructing the Senators and point of order. In the appropriation bills there

Representatives from that State to use their

endeavors to procure the necessary legislation is a sum set apart for the contingent expenses

to change the route of the land-grant road from of the House. It is for the House to deter

Portage to Superior; which were referred to the mine by their votes how that contingent fund Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be shall be distributed, not for the Chair.

printed. Mr. HALE. My point of order is that the

Mr. COBB, by unanimous consent, presented House can only appropriate that fund to ex- joint resolutions of the Legislature of Wisconpenses which properly pertain to the duties | sin, relating to the construction of the Portage and business of the House.

and Superior railroad; which were referred to The SPEAKER. That is a matter of argu- the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered ment and goes to the votes of the members of

to be printed. the House. It is not for the Chair to decide.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Mr. STEVENS. This is for the business of the House. There is an attempt made in some

Mr. PRICE, by unanimous consent, asked 'quarter to smother up in the country a knowl

leave of absence for Mr. GRINNELL for one edge of what the House is doing; and this is

week. for the purpose of giving publicity to the busi

Leave was granted. ness of the House.

Mr. SHANKLIN, by unanimous consent, Mr. ROGERS. Is debate in order?

asked leave of absence for Mr. TRIMBLE until The SPEAKER. The motion to suspend

next Friday week. the rules is not debatable.

Leave was granted. Mr. ROGERS. I rise to a point of order:

CONFISCATION OF LANDS. that this makes an appropriation, and should

Mr. FARNSWORTH, by unanimous congo to the Committee of the Whole. The SPEAKER. Appropriation bills must

sent, presented the following resolution; which go to the Committee of the Whole. This is not

was read, considered, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be an appropriation bill, but merely a resolution

instructed to inquire whether any and what action is directing the distribution of a portion of a fund necessary to confiscate the titles to lands which were already appropriated.

purchased by the late confederate States, and used The question was upon suspending the rules.

for prison camps and other purposes. The yeas and nays were ordered.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION. The question was taken; and it was decided

Mr. WHALEY (having obtained unanimous in the negative-yeas 60, nays 44, not voting consent to make a personal explanation) said: 79; as follows:

Mr. Speaker, I regret exceedingly that for the
YEAS-Messrs. Delos R. Ashley, Baxter, Beaman, first time since I took my seat on this floor, in
Benjamin, Bidwell, Boutwell, Bromwell, Bundy,
Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Don-

July, 1861, I have found it due to myself and
nelly, Eckley, Eliot, Farnsworth, Grinnell, Abner C. my friends to rise to make a personal explana-
Harding, Henderson, Highy, Ilili, Holmes, Hulburd, tion. I wish to call the attention of the House
Ingersoll, Julian, Kelley, Kelso, George V. Lawrence,
Loan, Longyear, Lynch, McClurg, Mercur, Miller,

to an article from the Cincinnati Gazette of Moorhead, Morris, Moulton, Myers, O'Neill, Orth, l1 April 7. I ask the Clerk to read that article,

in connection with the heading of the paper, so as to show distinctly what it is.

The Clerk read, as follows: "Cincinnati Daily Gazette. Office, Gazette Building, northeast corner of Fourth and Vine streets. Saturday, April 7, 1866.

“A very laughable incident occurred last week in Congress. An account, subinitted by the Committee on Agriculture, contained a large number of expenditures charged to various members of the committee, closing with considerable charged up to ct al. Mr. HUBBARD objected, and said he did not know who Mr. Et Al' was, but supposed he was some friend of the Coinmissioner of Agriculture, or of the committeeman from West Virginia, Mr. WHALEY. This sally

brought down' the House in roars of laughter, and sorely disturbed WHALEY, who begged the floor for an explanation. He is a rather ignorant man, and took the matter seriously, and therefore protested that Mr. Et Al was none of his appointments, as be had recommended only soldiers or their families. The effect upon the House may be imagined.”

Mr. SPALDING. Will the gentleman from West Virginia yield to me for a moment?

Mr. WHALEY. I will.

Mr. SPALDING. I wish to say that that mistake was brought about to some extent through my agency. . When the gentleman from Iowa [Mr. HUBBARD] spoke of et al., I supposed that it was the name of a man. I called the attention of my friend from West Virginia to the matter, and asked whether that man was one of his appointees.. In doing so, I was in error. [Laughter.]

. Mr. WHALEY. Mr. Speaker, I believe the reporters who have seats here in this House are either employed and paid by the House, or assigned to places in the reporters' gallery by the consent and order of the House. Í believe indirectly they have seats assigned to them by the Speaker. Let me say the able reporter for the Gazette, Mr. Whitelaw Reid, has been gone from this city for four months. I have known him for many years, and I have regarded him as an excellent gentleman and an able correspondent. His successor, H. V. N. Boynton, is a son of the Chaplain of this House. Every member of this House must willingly confess that we have all profited by the pious prayers of our Chaplain; but when his son, occupying a seat by the courtesy of the House, sends forth an article so unkind, so ungenerous, so unfair, and so unjust, against me as a member of the House, it is a duty I owe to myself and to my friends to set the matter right here and before the country.

I appeal to the old members that no personal attack could be made upon me because of any personal misconduct on my part. I feel assured all will agree I have done my duty. Members with whom I have associated knoir that I have been uniformly courteous in debate, that I have been kind by nature; therefore the attack upon me must be ascribed to some political motive, and to nothing else. Now, I deserved better treatment at the hands of the Union men of Ohio. When the rebellion was powerful, with others I made an effort and succeeded in throwing up a barrier which saved the border counties of Ohio from the pillage and ravages of the hordes of secession. I have only done my duty in so doing, but it deserved some better return than this malicious attack.

I will say, in conclusion, that it has grown
too common for correspondents who have been
assigned seats here to slander members of
Congress. I do not fear them where I am
known. My associates know I have done my
full duty. Who will deny my earnest effort
to discharge my duty to the country when
contemptible rebels attempted to destroy it?
During the death-struggle I was the uncom-
promising enemy of the rebels and the con-
temptible doctrine of secession. And what I
have done I have done to the best of my
ability; no one could do any more.
I thank the House for its attention.

Mr. HOLMES moved that leave of absence
be granted to his colleague, Mr. HotchkiSS.
The motion was agreed to.

Mr. ROGERS. I åsk the gentleman from
Ohio to yield to me for three minutes.


It was

Mr. SCHENCK. I yield to the gentleman || surprised had he thus defamed any member of I repeated nothing more than that fact, and I for that time.

this House. And I am glad, as attention has had it from authority which my colleague would Mr. ROGERS. I ask the Clerk to read an been called to the matter, to be able, speaking not question or dispute for a moment. If there extract from the New York Times.

upon my belief, to exonerate the regular Wash- was anything “venomous” in that act I supThe Clerk read, as follows:

ington correspondents of the Times from all pose he is welcome to the circumstance. "I "BANKRUPT Bills. — The statement in the cor- part in originating the groundless imputation can only say that I never had any feeling respondence of the Herald that Mr. CONKLING, of which the House has heard read.

against him in regard to that matter or any New York, bad, upon the defeat of Mr. JUNCKES'S bankrupt bill, introduced another which cannot be

Mr. JENCKES. Will the chairman of the other. I have never expressed it in correspond. picked io pieces,' and which is as near perfect as the

Committee on Military Affairs [Mr. SCHENCK] ence, or, so far as I am aware, in conversation. legal acumen of the first lawyers in Congress can make it, does Mr.JENCKES gross injustice, inasmuch

allow me simply to say that I believe the fact | As the paragraph is not before me I do not as the bill in question is a verbatim copy of the one

to be as stated by the gentleman from New feel called upon to say anything more on the introduced and advocated by Mr.JENCKES, and which Jersey, (Mr. Rogers,] and confirmed by the || subject. Fas bitterly opposed by Mr. CONKLING. He now gentleman from New York, [Mr. Conkling?] Mr. CONKLING. If the House will indulge takes. Mr. JENCKES's bill and introduces it as his When the act was done I happened to be absent | me, I wish to make for myself an emphatic Mr. ROGERS. Mr. Speaker, my object in

from the House, and the gentleman explained | disclaimer. My colleague does not like to rising is to set the honorable gentleman from

to me immediately afterward the reason why it | disclaim anything. I wish to disclaim making

was done, for which he then received my thanks New York (Mr. CONKLING) right in regard to

any appeal whatever to him upon this question. and now does.

He iterates and reiterates the word “appeal;'' this transaction. The offering of a new bill by I never saw this paragraph until this morn- I remind him that I have made no appeal to him was more at my suggestion than perhaps | ing. I had no connection whatever with it, | him; and if he feels called upon to say any. at that of any other person. I consulted with the honorable gentleman from Rhode Island,

either with the originating or the publishing thing touching his own connection with this of it.

matter it must be in consequence of prompt[Yr. JEXCEES,] after his bill was defeated, in Mr. RAYMOND. Mr. Speaker, I rise neither | ings other than any suggestions of mine. order that he might get up another bill before to make a disclaimer nor an admission. I rise One word further, Mr. Speaker. The bill the House. He proposed to me I should offer || simply in consequence of the somewhat pecu

which I introduced was sent me, it seems, by the bill, but, as I was on the weaker side of

liar language which my colleague saw lit to the gentleman from New Jersey, [Mr. ROGERS,] the House, I thought it best not to do so. I apply

to a paragraph which he says was in the at the request of the gentleman from Rhode went to the gentleman from New York and

New York Times. This is the first time, so far Island (Mr. JENCKES] and others of the select asked him to offer a bill of the same character

as I know, that that paper has been brought committee. I did not look at it but simply to be referred and amended in such manner as

into this controversy. The paragraph read at complied with the request made of me, not only to meet the objections which had been stated

the Clerk's desk was, as I understood, from by the gentleman from New Jersey, [Mr. in the debate by some gentlemen who were disanother paper.

Rogers,) but, in substance, by several other posed to vote for such a measure.

The gentleman says that a paragraph some- members of the select committee. A number manifest to me a bill drawn with different

what peculiar and venomous in language ap- of gentlemen appealed to me to do something machinery would meet the views of gentlemen || peared in the New York Times, and he ac- to revive the bill, that it might be further on the other side who refused to vote for the || quitted two gentlemen of the responsibility for amended. This I was willing to do upon receiv. bill which had been pending. It was through

that paragraph. Whether these gentlemen are ing the assurance that the committee would no discourtesy to the gentleman from Rhode | obliged to him for his volunteer acquittal is accept certain amendments. The chairman of Island that it was proposed to submit another

their concern, not mine. I did not know but the committee supposed a motion to reconsider bill to be referred to the committee. He sug

that from some peculiarity in the gentleman's would accomplish the purpose, and to satisfy gested, in the first place, I should offer the bill,

manner and emphasis he meant to throw the him upon this point I put a question to the and, as I have said, I induced the gentleman | responsibility of what he styled the peculiar || Chair which drew from the Speaker the statefrom New York to offer it. I went to him as

venom of the paragraph upon me as the known ment that the only way to keep alive the comhe was known as an able lawyer and had taken

editor of that


When he will be more mittee, and repossess it of the subject, was to an interest in the matter.

plain and explicit upon that point, I shall be introduce a bill anew and have it referred. I make this explanation, not for the purpose || glad to make such an answer as the case will This I expressed my willingness to do with the of relieving myself from responsibility, for I permit.

understanding that it should be rendered acceptam not ashamed of my vote for the bill. I

Mr. CONKLING. I will make what I say able to those who thought with me as to alterhave considered the subject, and think a bank

explicit. I ask the gentleman from New Jer- ations to be made. This understanding was rupt law necessary. So does the gentleman | sey [Mr. Rogers] whether I am right in stat- assented to by at least three members of the from New York, (Mr. CoxkLiNG.)And it | ing that the paragraph just read at the Clerk's committee, and some one of them was to bring was a mere matter of courtesy, and nothing desk was read from the New York Times. the bill to my seat. It was brought to me as I else, toward myself and other members who

Mr. ROGERS. Yes, sir; from the Times have said, and without looking at it at all to urged him to offer the bill, that he did offer of April 13.

see whether it was one man's bill or another it, not intending in any way to take away any Mr. CONKLING. That is explicit as to that. man's bill, I sent it to the Clerk's desk and of the prestige which belonged to the gentle | Repeating that I believe the regular correspond asked leave of the House to introduce it. The man who introduced the bill. And when the

ents are blameless, I now ask my colleague leave being granted, I suggested to the gentlebill is returned the chairman of the present || [Mr. Raymond] if he sees or feels anything in man from Rhode Island [Mr. JENCKES) that committee will have control of it the same as the matter as it stands before the House which it might be well to ask the Speaker to recognize before.

calls upon him to admit or to deny having tel- him, that he might enter a motion to recon. Mr. GRINNELL. I would inquire if we

egraphed or inspired a libel upon one of his sider, so as to be able to call up the motion and have the gentleman for an ally on this bill.

colleagues. If he did it, I do not know the the bill at his pleasure, as his committee might (Langhter.]

fact, but I repeat that I have reason to believe not soon be called for reports. My whole purThe SPEAKER. The Chair will state he that neither of the ordinary correspondents of pose was, as will be seen, to do my utmost to bas always given information to gentlemen in his paper did it. I believe I have been suf- aid the gentleman from Rhode Island [Mr. regard to parliamentary questions when they | ficiently explicit now for the present.

JENCKES) and his committee, and to give them have asked it, as is his duty, and that after the

absolute control of the subject. rejection of the bankrupt bill the gentleman to disclaim or admit anything on the strength This act of courtesy, so ordinary that I from New Jersey, [Mr. ROGERS,) and some of suc an appeal as the gentleman has seen think no member of the House would claim other gentlemen, asked him how it could again || fit to make; merely upon the strength of that credit for having done it, or would have felt be brought up, and the Chair stated that the

appeal I shall not admit or disclaim anything | himself excused had he refused to do it when committee would be revived by the introduc- to him in this matter. I had not seen this par- | requested, has been seized on by some one tion of a new bill.

agraph or heard it read until this moment. I and perverted into a dishonorable proceedMr. CONKLING. Before the regular order || supposed when it was read from the Clerk's | ing. *A telegraph has been sent to one of proceeds I beg to express my obligations to the desk that it was from the New York Herald, the great papers which is malicious and vengentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Rogers) for as that was the name of the paper I understood

The venom is easily discoverable, making this statement. An act of justice or the gentleman from New Jersey [Mr. Rogers] and particularly in the statement that Mr. of public courtesy from a political opponent is to mention. I paid very little attention to it. Coxkling having bitterly opposed the bill, always rather a refreshing episode in the mo- If I can see the paper, of course if there is any. now takes it and introduces it as his own. notony and asperities of politics, and none the thing to be said about it, I am ready to say it Does not every man of honor see the animus less so when induced by the malice of those here or elsewhere.

of that? Did not every reader of the paper who do not hold themselves as open adversa- All that I know about the matter is that I see in it an accusation that the person referred ries.

was informed immediately after the gentleman to had been paltering in a double sense; that As I am on my feet I will add that I have introduced the bill, by another gentleman who he had bitterly opposed a measure and had satisfied myself that the somewhat malicious, was more concerned in the bill than he himself then sought to claim it as his own; that he had and indeed venomous, paragraph from the New was or than I was, that after killing that bill he || appropriated another man's labor, had sought York Times which has been read, was not ori- had reintroduced it in precisely the same form. to deprive another of his just dues, and had ginated and telegraphed to that paper by its || I presume I repeated that fact to several per attempted to palm off as original scmething avowed or ostensible Washington correspond

I do not remember whether I repeated not his own? ent. From an acquaintance of some length it to any correspondent of my own newspaper

All this of false suggestions, and more, is with one of those correspondents I should be ll or of any other. I understood that to be the fact; Il contained in this telegraphed libel.



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I repeat that it was an extraordinary state- The message also communicated the follow- small chance, it seems to me, will be left for ment, a venomous statement, and I stand by | ing extract from the Journal of the Senate: volunteers who have served either as enlisted what I say. I also repeat my belief that the


men or as officers during the war and have by gentlemen who ordinarily telegraph to the

April 16, 1806. such meritorious service earned the right to New York Times, and whom the, public hold Resolved, That the Secretary be directed to re- commissions in these regiments. responsible for what appears there as "tele- quest the House of Representatives to return to the I move to amend the amendment by adding graphic dispatches from Washington," did

Senate a bill of the House (H. R. No. 458) granting
a pension to Sarah E. Pickell, which was postponed

it the words “ in the regiments in which they neither of them either inspire or write this indefinitely on the 13th instant.

shall have served." dispatch. There, if others are content to leave


J. W. FORNEY, Secretary. Mr. HALE. It seems to me, Mr. Speaker, it, I am content to leave it.


that the amendment proposed by the gentleMr. RAYMOND. I am not quite content

Mr. PRICE, by unanimous consent, from the

man from Wisconsin (Mr. PAINE) should not to leave it just there. The remarks about ap- Committee on the Pacific Railroad, reported

be adopted. I understand that it has ordina: pealing to me now to disclaim related to the

back, with certain amendments, a bill (S. No. | rily been found the true policy, in making manner rather than to the fact. The gentle: | 20) entitled “An act granting lands to aid in / appointments from the rank and file of the man did not see fit, in any way which I thought the construction of a railroad and telegraph | Army to transfer the appointees to regiments I could with propriety notice, to say or intimate line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas

in which they have not served, for the simple that I was responsible for that paragraph. The to the Pacific coast," and moved that the same

reason that one who has served as a private is only reason that I alluded to it at all was because be recommitted, and be ordered to be printed. || control among men with

whom he has been

less likely to exercise the proper discipline and of some intimation in his manner and tone that The motion was

to, he, perhaps, looked on me as responsible for

familiar as a companion and an equal than the paragraph. That was the reason I declined

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to

among strangers. to explain or make any explanation on that reconsider the vote by which the bill was re

I do not think that the gentleman from Wis. particular point. I think now he has made the committed ; and also moved that the motion

consin has any good reason to fear that these to reconsider be laid on the table. matter of his own feeling in this case a little

regiments will be filled up from the rank and more manifest than it was at first. And I beg

The latter motion was agreed to.

file of the whole Army. I am not aware that now to say, as I said before, that I am in no


the War Department in appointments or comsense responsible for that paragraph, except that in conversation with others I may possibly consideration of the bill (H. R. No. 361) enti

Agreeably to order, the House resumed the missions bas ever manifested any such favor

itism on behalf of the rank and file of the have made myself responsible for the facts tled “ An act to reorganite and establish the

Army as to lead to the belief that there will be stated in it, namely, that the gentleman, havArmy of the United States.''

an abuse of power in this respect hereafter. ing opposed the bill before the House at that time, and contributed to its defeat, immediately

The pending question was upon the motion

I think there is no reason to apprehend these of Mr. Hale, to insert after the word "lieu- regiments will be unduly flooded by appointreintroduced the same bill. That is a fact that he himself admits. And in the absence of any | tion, the following: tenants," in the twelfth line of the third sec

ments from the rank and file. This same pro

vision is to be made, of course, in regard to the explanation on his part, I beg leave to say to him

infantry regiments, and it seems to me they

And that after the original vacancies are filled, that it gives rise to a certain construction which enlisted men of the regular Ariny who shall have

ought to be left on an equality. may or not be venomous, but is certainly not served at least six months shall in like manner bo The question recurred on Mr. Paine's amendcomplimentary to the one that does it. Now, I cligible to appointment as second lieutenants. ment to the amendment. put no such construction upon it; but I take the Mr. SCHENCK. " I suggest to the gentleman The House was divided, and there wereliberty of saying here that I know others did from New York (Mr. Hale] the propriety of ayes nine, noes not counted. place that construction upon it.

inserting in his amendment the words one So the amendment to the amendment was The explanation of the gentleman of the way || year'' instead of six months,” in order to disagreed to. in which the bill was reintroduced and the prevent an abuse, by wbich men without proper The question then recurred on Mr. Hale's motives that led him to reintroduce it is per- claims may be enlisted for the very purpose of amendment. fectly satisfactory to all persons, I suppose, as getting commissions, an abuse which has

Mr. PAINE demanded the yeas and nays. it seemed to be to the gentleman who

was the vailed to some extent, and for which a door The yeas and nays were not ordered. author of this bill, [Mr. JENCKES.] With that ought not to be opened.

The amendment was agreed to. explanation the matter is clear now; without Mr. HALE. I see no objection to that. I The question recurred on Mr. SCHENCE'S it I submit to him that it was not clear before. modify my amendment in that way.

motion to reconsider the vote by which the Mr. CONKLING. Does the gentleman

Mr. PÅINE. I desire to make a sugges- House agreed to insert after the words “shall know that the bill that was reintroduced was tion to the gentleman from New York, which be eligible" the words " without having served the identical bill reported from the committee? || I think will improve his amendment, and will, as volunteers."

Mr. RAYMOND. I do not know that fact. I believe, meet his approval. My proposition Mr. SCHENCK. Mr. Speaker, I will assign But, as I said before, I was assured by a mem- is that enlisted men should be eligible to second as briefly as I can my reasons for moving the ber that it was the same bill verbatim, et litera

lieutenancies after one year's service, as sug. reconsideration of that amendment. It was an tim, et punctuatim.

gested by the gentleman from Ohio, in the amendment which was adopted to come in the Mr. CONKLING.. I do not know how the regiments in which they are serving, and not eleventh line of the third section, after the fact is, either. And I repeat that the bill was in other regiments. The language of the word “eligible," so as to make the section read: sent or brought to me by the gentleman from amendment as it now stands would allow an

That graduates of the United States Military New Jersey, [Mr. Rogers,] as it turns out, or enlisted man of one regiment to be enlisted in Academy shall be cligible, without having served as rather I think two bills were brought to me, another.

volunteers, to appointment as second lieutenants. one of which I sent to the Clerk's desk, and Mr. HALE. I do not see the objection to I am more than ever satisfied that the bill the other I returned, without looking into either. | allowing these men to be transferred. I under- as originally reported was very much nearer

Mr. RAYMOND. With that explanation, stand that this corresponds with the ordinary right than it will be with any such amendment. as I şaid before, it is entirely satisfactory; practice of the Department. It is deemed That amendment, if it have any effect at all, at

Mr. ROSS. I demand the regular order of better, I believe, that when appointments are least does not carry out the intention of the business.

made the appointees should be transferred to section in that clause, nor avoid the evil inThe SPEAKER. The first business in order new regiments in which they have not served. tended to be guarded against. As provided now is the consideration of the bill for the reorgan

Mr. PAINE. With regard to the general || by the section, two thirds of the officers above ization of the Army.

rule the gentleman is right, but if he will con- the grade of first lieutenant are to be selected CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF NAVY DEPARTMENT,

sider the effect of that rule as applied to this from the volunteers, and all the subalterns, that The SPEAKER laid before the House a

case he will see that it ought not to be adopted. || is, the first and second lieutenants, from the communication from the Secretary of the Navy,

Now, there are six new regiments of cavalry volunteers. The proviso was put in to save the submitting a detailed statement of the expendi- || in the Army fifty-five regiments of infantry and for which we are now providing; but there are graduates of West Point, the object being to

enable the young men who have been educated tures of the contingent fund of that Depart- six regiments of artillery, in addition to twelve there to come in, notwithstanding this third ment for the year ending June 30, 1865, agreeably to the act of Congress of August 26, 1812 ;

regiments of cavalry. Now, the rule which he section allows only volunteers in these subor. which was laid upon the table, and ordered to

proposes will allow enlisted men from all those dinate appointments. Without that provision be printed.

regiments to be commissioned in these six new they will be excluded.

regiments of cavalry. It will be observed that Now, if we put in these words, if graduates MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

it is only in these six new regiments of cavalry may come in without having served as volanA message from the Senate, by Mr. Forney, that the most desirable vacancies can be found teers, it can only have some such effect as this: its Secretary, announced that the Senate had in the Army. The six regiments of artillery none of the graduates who are yet to come from agreed to the report of the committee of con- are already full or are provided for; the six West Point have served either in the volunteers ference on the bill (H. R. No. 184) entitled old regiments of cavalry are already full or are or the regular Army, and it must be intended "An act to authorize the sale of marine hos- || provided for. It is only in these six new regi. to cover graduates who have been sent out from pitals and of revenue cutters." ments that there will be vacancies; and if we that Academy in former years.

Now, every The message also announced that the Senate allow enlisted men of the Army, who have graduate of West Point living during this war had passed, without amendment, the bill (H. served as volunteers during this war, to be either served in the volunteers, or in the reguR. No. 25) entitled "An act for the relief of transferred from any one of these eighty regi- || lar Army, or did not serve at all. If he has Thomas Hurly."

ments into these six regiments, but a very served in the volunteers he is provided for as a

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