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THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE.
Tellers were again refused.
well, Buckland, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, The next amendment upon which a sepaThe motion to reconsider was laid on the table. Cobb, Cook, Cullom, Defrees, Delano, Donnelly, Dn- rate vote had been demanded by Mr. MORRILL
mont, Eckley, Eggleston, Eldridge, Farnsworth, The next amendment on which a separate Farquhar, Ferry, Goodyear, Grider, Abner C. Hard
was the following, to strike out the following
H. Hubbard, James R.Hubbell James M. Humphrey,
On cigarettes, or small cigars, made of tobacco, inline seventeen hundred and seventy, the fol- Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan. Longyear,
closed in a wrapper or binder, and not over three lowing: Marshall, Marvin, McCullough, Mercur, Morris, Nib
and a half inches in length, the market value of which lack, Nicholson, Orth, Paine, Plants, Price Radford,
(tax included) is not over six dollars per thousand, a Provided, That journeyman cigar-makers and Samuel J. Randall, Ross, Sawyer, Shellabarger, Sit
tax of two dollars per thousand; when the market apprentices who work for others shall not be ingreaves, Sloan, Stilwell, Strouse, Trimble, Trow
value is over six dollars and not over ten dollars per cluded in this provision. bridge, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Ward. Welker,
thousand, (tax included,) and on cheroots, and cigars The question being taken on the'amendment, Whaley. Williams, James F. Wilson, and Windom-68.
known as short-sixes, and on any cigars made with there were-ayes 47, noes 46.
NAYS-Messrs. Allison, James M. Ashley, Banks,
or without pasted or twisted heads, the market value Mr. MORRILL demanded the yeas and nays. Baxter, Bidwell, Conkling, Darling, Davis, Dawes,
of which (tax included) is not over ten dollars per Dawson, Deming, Dixon, Dodge, Eliot, Garfield,
thousand, a tax of four dollars per thousand. The yeas and nays were ordered. Hale, Aaron Harding, Henderson, Higby, Hogan,
On all other cigars, cheroots, and cigarettes, made The question being taken, it was decided in Hooper, Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Iubbard,
wholly of tobacco, or of any substitute therefor, & Edwin N. Hubbell, Hulburd. James IIumphrey, Kel
tax of ten dollars per thousand.
Morrill, O'Neill, Patterson, Perham, Pike. William
On cigarettes, or small cigars, made of tobacco,
inclosed in a wrapper or binder, and not over three Bromwell, Buckland, Chanler, Reader_W. Clarke, Taylor. Thayer, Upson, William B. Washburn, Ste
and a half inches in length, and on cigars made with Cobb, Cook, Culloin, Darling, Defrees, Delann, Du
phen F. Wilson, Woodbridge, and Wright-53. twisted heads, and on cheroots and on cigars known mont, Eldridge, Farquhar, Ferry, Goodyear, Grider,
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Ames, Anderson,
as short-sixes, the market value of which is not over Aaron Ilarding, Higby, Ilogan, Holmes, Hotchkiss, Delos R. Ashley, Baldwin, Barker, Benjamin, Bergen,
eight dollars per thousand, a tax of two dollars per
On all other cigarettes and cigars, the market value
of which is over eight dollars and not over twelve
dollars per thousand, a tax of four dollars per thou
Kelso, Latin. Latham, Le Blond, Lynch, McClurg,
On all other cigarettes and cigars a tax of four dol-
lars per thousand, and in addition forty per cent. ad
valorem on the value beyond twelve dollars per thouNAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, James M. Auhley, John L. Thomas, Thornton, Robert T. Van Horn,
sand, to be assessed on the excess beyond twelve
dollars per thousand.
Mr. TAYLOR demanded the yeas and nays
on agreeing to the amendment.
Mr. MORRILL. I desire to have the unani- The yeas and nays were not ordered.
placed on the free list. I accidentally omitted noes 40.
it this morning. If there is any objection to Mr. PAINE moved to reconsider the vote Schenck, Scofield, Sloan, Spalding, Taylor, Thayer, it, I will withdraw it. It is to insert in the free | by which the amendment was agreed to; and Francis Thomas, Trowbridge, Upson, Ward, Wil. list the words bunting, and flags and banners || also moved that the motion to reconsider be liam B. Washburn, James F: Wilson, Windom, and Woodbridge--60.
made of bunting of domestic manufacture." laid upon the table.
The latter motion was agreed to.
The next amendment upon which a separate ney Clarke, Coffroth, Culver, Denison, Driggs, Eggle- The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, laid vote was demanded by Mr. Morrill was in reston, Farnsworth, Finck, Glossbrenner, Grinnell, Griswold, Abner c. Harding, Harris, Hayes, Hill,
before the House the following message from gard to smoking tobacco, to amend the clause Jenckes, Johnson, Jones, Kasson, Kelso, Kuyken- the President of the United States:
so that it will read as follows:
On smoking tobacco all kinds, not swe 02
nor stemmed nor butted, including that made of Smith. Starr, Taber, John L. Thomas, Thornton,
In compliance with the resolution of the
stems, or in part of stems, and imitations thereof, a
tary of War, with accompanying papers, in ref- upon a division-ayes 37, noes 62.
erence to the operations of the Bureau of Ref- Before the result of the vote was announced, Mr. O'NEILL stated that his colleague, Mr.
ugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. Mr. SCHENCK called for the yeas and nays. Myers, was absent on account of sickness in
The yeas and nays were ordered. his family. If he had been present he would
Washingtox, D. C., May 25, 1866.
The question was taken ; and it was decided
The message, with the accompanying pa- in the negative-yeas 54, nays 67, not voting
YEAS–Messrs. Ancona, Baker, Bidwell, Blaine,
Bro yote was demanded by Mr. MORRILL was to
vell, Buckland, Chanler, Reader W. Clarke,
Cobb, Cook, Cullom, Defrees, Delano, Donnelly, Dustrike out on page 90, line two thousand and The SPEAKER also, by unanimous consent, mont, Eggleston, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Farquhar, twelve, the words "not otherwise provided | laid before the House the following message
Garfield, Grider, Aaron Harding, Abner 0. Hard for." from the President of the United States:
ing, Hart, Hogan, Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester D.
Hubbard, 'James R. IIubbell, James M.'Humpnrey,
Ingersoll, Kerr, William Lawrence, Loan, Marshall, mistake. I hope it will be allowed to remain.
McCullough, McKee, Mercur, Niblack, Nicholson, The amendment was disagreed to.
I transmit herewith a report from the Post- Orth, Plants, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, Ritter. master General, made in answer to the resolu
Ross, Schenck, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Stilwell, The next amendment reserved by Mr. Mortion of the House of Representatives of the
Strouse, Trimble, Welker, Whaley, and Wright-54.
NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Baldwin, Banks, RILL was on page 84, lines eighteen hundred
14th instant, calling for information relative to Baxter, Bergen, Sidney Clarke, Conkling, Darling, and sixty-two, eighteen hundred and sixtythe proposed mail steamship service between
Davis, Dawes, Dawson, Deming, Dixon, Dodge, Eliot, three, and eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to the United States and Brazil.
Ferry, Goodyear, Hale, Henderson, Higby, Holmes strike out the following:
Ilotchkiss, Demas Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, Edwin
ANDREW JOHNSON. N. Hubbell, Hulburd, James Humphrey, Julian, KolAnd gas companies are hereby authorized to add
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 24, 1866.
ley, Ketcham, Kuykendall, George V. Lawrence, the tax imposed by law to the price per thousand
Longycar, Marvin, McRuer, Moorhead, Morrill. Morcubic feet on gas sold.
The message, with the accompanying report, ris, O'Neill, Paine, Patterson, Perham, Pike, Price, The amendment was agreed to-ayes seventywas referred to the Committee on the Post
William II. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, John H.
Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, Scofield, Sloan, Spalding, Stethree, noes not counted. Office and Post Roads, and ordered to be
vens, Thayer, Francis Thomas, Trowbridge, Upson, printed.
Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Ward, William B. The next amendment reserved by Mr. Mor
Washburn, Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. RILL was to strike out on page 89, line two
Wilson, Windom, and Woodbridge-67. thousand and one, the words "reapers, mow
Mr. FARQUHAR. I withdraw my objec
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Anderson, Delos R.
Ashley, James M. Ashley, Barker, Boaman, Benjaers, threshing-machines, corn-shellers, wooden- tion to the amendment proposed by the gen. min, Bingham, Blow, Boutwell, Boyer, Brandegee, ware."
tleman from Vermont, [Mr. Morrill.] I did Broomall, Bundy, Coffroth, Culver, Denison, Driggs, Mr. ROSS. Does that exempt or subject not understand what the amendment was.
Eckley, Finck, Glossbrenner, Grinnell, Griswold,
Jones, them to taxation?
Mr. MORRILL. I modify the amendment Kasson, Kelso, Laflin, Latham, Le Blond, Lynch, The SPEAKER. If it stricken out it so as to read, “bunting and flags of the United Marston, McClurg. McIndoe, Miller, Moulton, Myexempts them from the tax of three per cent. States and banners made of domestic manu
ers, Newell, Noell, Phelps, Pomeroy, Raymond, Rog
ers, Rousseau, Shanklin, Smith, Starr, Taber, Taylor, The question being taken, there were-ayes facture."
John L. Thomas, Thornton, Robert T. Van Horn, 75, noes 40.
The amendment was agreed to.
Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn,
Wentworth, and Winfield-62.
So the amendment was not agreed to.
words “cordage and rigging for vessels' after YEAS–Messrs. Ancona, Baker, Boaman, Brom
The amendinent was agreed to.
the word " sails,' in the following clause in
the free list: "sails, tents, shades, awnings, | ing the revenue; the relations of foreign trade to which a separate vote had been demanded by and bags made by sewing or pasting." domesticindustry; the mutual adjustment of the syg
Mr. Hooper, of Massachusetts : tems of taxation by customs and exciso, with the view The question was taken; and there were, of insuring the requisite revenuo with the least dis- In section twenty-two, at the commencement of upon a division-ayes 38, noes 64.
turbance or inconvenience to tho progress of indus- line eleven, insert “and all bonded warehouses Before the result of the vote was announced, try and the developinent of the resources of the coun- and.” Mr. BLAINE called for tellers.
try; and to inquire from time to time, under the The amendment was disagreed to.
direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, into the Tellers were ordered ; and Messrs. BLAINE manner in which officers charged with the adminis- The next amendment was the following, on and THAYER were appointed.
tration and collecti of the revenues perform their Mr. PIKE. I understand that the objection duties. And the said Special Commissioner of the
which a separate vote had been demanded by Revenue shall from time to time report, through the
Mr. PRICE: of the Committee of Ways and Means is to the Secretary of the Treasury, to Congress, either in the word “ rigging:" I therefore ask that the form of a bill or otherwise, such modifications of the
Amend the paragraph relating to the one hundred
and eighteenth section of the present law by adding rates of taxation or of the methods of collecting the word "rigging'' be stricken out by unanimous
the following: revenues, and such other facts pertaining to the trade,
Provided further, That the list of incomes in tho consent. industry, commerce, or taxation of the country as he
offices of the assessor and collector shall be open to Mr. THAYER. I object; I think there is
may find, by actual observation of the operation of
the inspection of the public; but neither the assessor as much objection to placing cordage on the
nor collector shall furnish such list or any portion in order to enable the Special Commissioner of the free list as there is to placing rigging on that Revenue to properly conduct his investigations, he is
thereof for publication, nor permit the samo to be list. hereby empowered to examine the books, papers, and
copied for publication, accounts of any officer of the revenue, to administer The House divided; and the tellers reported
On agreeing to the amendment there wereoaths, examine and summon witnesses, and take testi-ayes 51, noes 61. mony; and each and every such person falsely swear
ayes 53, noes 16. So the amendment was not agreed to. ing or affirming shall be subject to the penalties and
Mr. SLOAN called for the yeas and nays. disabilities prescribed by law for the punishment of The yeas and nays were ordered. The next amendment upon which Mr. Mor- corrupt and willful perjury; and all oflicers of the RILL had demanded a separate vote was the Government are hereby required to extend to the said
The question was taken; and it was decided Commissioner all reasonable facilities for the collec- in the negative-yeas 55, nays 66, not voting following offered by Mr. WILLIAMS, in section tion of information pertinent to the duties of his office. 62; as follows: sixty-five to strike out the words "Secretary of And the said Special Commissioner shall be paid an the Treasury,” in the first sentence, and insert annual salary of $4,000 and the traveling expenses ne
YEAS-Messra. Ancona, Banks, Baxter, Beaman, cessarily incurred while in the discharge of his duty;
Bergen, Bidwell, Buckland, Chanler,Reader W.Clarke, the word “President ;' insert the words “by
and all letters and documents to and from the Special Cook, Darling, Davis, Delano, Deming, Dodge, Eckand with the advice and consent of the Sen- | Commissioner relating to the duties and business of ley, Eggleston, Eldridge, Eliot, Ferry, Garfield, Goodate'' after the word "authorized ;'' and strike his ofiice shall be transmitted by mail free of postage.
year, Hale, Hotchkiss, Demas Hubbard, Edwin N. And.
Hubbell, James Humphrey, Kelley, Kerr, Marston, out the word "his" and insert the Treas
Marvin, McCullough, McKuer, Mercur, Morris, Vibury;'' so that the sentence will read:
So that the section, as amended, will read: lack, Nicholson, O'Neill, Orth, Radford, Samuel J.
Randall, William H. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, That the President is hereby authorized, by and Sec. 65. And be it further enacted, That section
Ross, Sitgreaves, Stilwell, Strouse, Taylor. Thayer, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint nineteen of an act entitled " An act to amend an act
Trimble, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, an officer in the Treasury Department who shall be entitled 'An act to provide internal revenue to sup
Welker, Whaley, and Wright-55. styled Special Commissioner of the Revenue,' port the Government, to pay interest on the public
NAYS- Messrs. Allison, Ames, Delos R. Ashley, whose office shall terminate in four years from the
debt, and for other purposes,' approved June 30, Baker, Baldwin, Blaine, Bromwell, Sidney Clarke,
1861," approved March 3, 1865, be, and the same is passage of this act.
Cobb, Conkling, Dawes, Dawson, Defrees, Dixon, Donhereby, repealed.
nelly, Dumont, Farnsworth, Farquhar, Grider. Aaron The question was taken; and upon a division there were-ayes 68, noes 40.
On agreeing to the amendment there were
Harding, Abner C. Harding, Hart, Honderson, Higby,
Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, John H. Before the result of the vote was announced, ayes 38, noes 72.
Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Hulburd, James M. Mr. NIBLACK called for the yeas and nays.
Mr. FARNSWORTH called for the yeas and Humphrey, Julian, Kuykendall, Latham, George V.
nays. The yeas and nays were ordered.
Lawrence, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Mar
shall, McClurg, McKee, Moorhend, Morrill, Paine, The question was taken ; and it was decided
The yeas and nays were ordered.
Patterson, Porham, Phelps, Pike, Price, John H. Rice, in the negative-yeas 46, nays 73, not voting in the negative-yeas 51, nays 75, not voting
The question was taken ; and it was decided Ritter, Rollins, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shella
barger, Sloan, Spalding, Stevens, Trowbridge, Upson, 64; as follows:
Van Aernam, Burt Van llorn, Ward, James F. WilYEAS-Messrs. Baker, Beaman, Bromwell, Buck57; as follows:
son, Windom, and Woodbridge-66. land, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cook, YEAS-Messrs. Baker, Benman, Bromwell, Buck
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Anderson, James Eckley, Eggleston, Farnsworth, Abner C. Harding, land, Chander, Sidney Clarko, Cobb, Cook, Cullom,
M. Ashley, Barker, Benjamin, Bingham, Blow, Bout
well, Boyer, Brandegee, Broomall, Bundy, Coffroth, Henderson, Higby, Holmes, Hotchkiss, Demas Hub- Eckley, Eggleston, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Farquhar, bard, John H. Hubbard, James R. Hubbell, Julian, Aaron llarding, Abner C. Harding, Higby, Holmes,
Cullom, Culver, Denison, Driggs, Finck, GlossbreuKelley, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Mc- Demas Hubbard, Julian, Kelley, William Lawrence,
ner, Grinnell, Griswold, Harris, Hayes, Hill, Hogan, Clurg, McKoc, Mercur, Moorhead, Orth, Paine, Per- Loan, Marshall, McClurg, McKce, Mereur, Orth,
Holmes, Hooper, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Johnson, Jones, ham, Plants, Price, William H. Randall, Sawyer,
Kasson, Kelso, Ketcham, Lafin, Le Blond, Lynch, Paine, Perham, Piko, Plants, Price, Radford, Samuel Schenck, Sloan, Stevens, Francis Thomas, Trow- J. Randall, William H. Randall, Ritter. Ross, Sawyer,
MeIndoe, Miller, Moulton, Myers, Newell, Noell, bridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Welker, Williams, James
Plants,. Pomeroy, Raymond, Rogers, Rousseau, Shellabarger, Sloan, Stevens, Taylor, Trimble, TrowF. Wilson, and Stephen F. Wilson–46. bridge, Upson, Van Aernam, Ward, Welker, Williams,
Shanklin, Smith, Starr, Taber, Francis Thomas,
John L. Thomas, Thornton, Robert T. Van Horn, NAYS -- Messrs. Allison, Ames, Ancona, Baldwin, and James F. Wilson-51.
Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, Wentworth, Williams, Banks, Baxter, Bergen, Chanler, Conkling, Cullom, NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Ancona, Delos R. Darling, Davis, Dawes, Dawson, Delano, Deming, Dix- Ashley, Baldwin, Banks, Baxter, Bergen, Bidwell,
Stephen F. Wilson, and Winfield-62. on, Dodge, Dumont, Eldridge, Eliot, Farquhar, Ferry, Blaine, Reader W. Clarke, Conkling, Darling, Davis, So the amendment was not agreed to. Garfield, Goodyear, Grider, Hale, Aaron Harding, Dawes, Dawson, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Dixon, Hogan, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hlub- Dodge, Dumont, Eliot, Ferry, Garfield, Goodyear, Mr. PRICE moved to reconsider the vote by bell, Hulburd, James Humphrey, James M. Hum- Grider, Hale, Hart, Henderson, Hogan, Hooper, Asa- which the amendment was disagreed to; and phrey, Ingersoll, Kerr, Ketcham, Latham, George V. hel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, John H. HubLawrence, Marshall, Marston, Marvin, McCullough, bard, Edwin N. Hubbell, James R. Hubbell, Hulburd,
also moved that the motion to reconsider be McRuer, Morrill, Morris, Niblack, Nicholson,O'Neill, James Humphrey, James M. Humphrey, Ingersoll, laid upon the table. Patterson, Phelps, Pike, Radford, Samuel J. Ran- Kerr, Ketcham, Kuykendall, Latham, George V. The latter motion was agreed to. dall, Alexander H. Rice, Ritter, Rollins, Ross, Sco- Lawrence, Longyear, Marston, Marvin, McCullough, field, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Spalding. Stilwell, McRuer, Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Niblack. Nich- The next amendment on which a separate Taylor, Thayer, Trimble, Ward, Henry D. Washburn, olson, O'Neill, Patterson, Phelps, Alexander H. Rice, William B. Washburn, Whaley, Woodbridge, and John H. Rice, Rollins, Scofield, Sitgreaves, Spalding,
vote was asked was the following, moved by Wright-73. Stilwell, Strouse, Thayer, Ilenry D. Washburn, Wil
Mr. FARNSWORTH: NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Anderson, Delos R. liam B. Washburn, Whaley, Stephen F. Wilson, Win- And be it further enacted, That all assessors, colAshley, James M. Ashley, Barker, Benjamin, Bid- dom, Woodbridge, and Wright-75. woll, Bingham, Blaine, Blow, Boutwell, Boyer, Bran- NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alley, Anderson, James M.
lectors, and revenue agents provided for by this act.
or the several acts to which this act is amendatory, degee, Broomall. Bundy, Coffroth, Culver, Defrees, Ashley, Barker, Benjamin, Bingham, Blow, Bout
shall be appointed by the President of the United Denison, Donnelly, Driggs, Finck, Glossbrenner, well, Boyer, Brandegee, Broomall, Bundy, Coffroth, States, with the advice and consent of the Senate; Grinnell, Griswold, Harris, Hart, Hayes, Hill, Asahel Culver, Denison, Donnelly, Drigus, Finck, Glossbren
and the advice and consent of the Senate shall be W.Hubbard, Jenckes, Johnson, Jones, Kasson, Kelso, ner, Grinnell, Griswold, Harris, Hayes, Hill, Ilotch
given before any such officer shall be removed from Kuykendall, Laflin, Le Blond, Lynch, MoIndoe, Mil- kiss, Jenckes, Johnson, Jones, Kasson, Kelso, Laflin,
office, unless such removal shall be for malfeasance ler, Moulton, Myers, Newell, Noell, Pomeroy, Ray- Le Blond. Lynch, McIndoe, Miller, Moulton, Myers, in office during the recess of Congress. mond, John H. Rice, Rogers. Rousseau, Shanklin, Newell, Noell, Pomeroy, Raymond, Rogers, RousSmith, Starr, Strouse, Taber, John L. Thomas, seau, Schenck, Shanklin, Smith, Starr. Taber, Francis Mr. ELDRIDGE demanded the yeas and Thornton, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van lIorn, Thomas, John L. Thomas, Thornton, Burt Van llorn, Warner, Elihu B. Washburne, Wentworth, Windom, Robert T. Van IIorn, Warner, Elihu B. Washburne,
The yeas and nays were ordered.
The question was taken; and it was decided
in the negative-yeas 57, nays 66, not voting During the roll-call,
The next amendment was the following, on 60; as follows: Mr. RADFORD said: My colleague, Mr. which a separate vote had been demanded by YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames. Baxter, Beaman, WINFIELD, is still detained from the House by Mr. ALLISON:
Bromwell, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Coblo, indisposition. If he were here he would vote On page 14, at the end of lino one bundred and
Conkling, Cook, Donnelly, Eggleston, Farnsworth. in the negative. twenty-two, insert the following:
Garfield, AbnerC. Harding, Hart, Henderson. Holmes, The next amendment was the following, When the assossor is required or compellod to
Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, Demas Hubbaril. travel to make examinations as provided in this sec
John H. Hubbard, Hulburd, Ingersoll, Julian, Ke! offered by Mr. COBB, on which he demanded tion he shall be allowed mileage and his necessary
ley, William Lawrence, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Meand proper traveling expenses. The costs for the
Clurg. McKee, Mercur, Moorhead, Morrill, O'Neill. a separate vote to strike out of section sixtyattendance and mileage of witnesses shall be taxed
Orth, Paine.Perham, Price, William H. Randall, John five the following: by the assessor and paid by the delinquent parties,
H. Rice, Sawyer. Schenck, Scofield, Shellabarger. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized or otherwise by the collector of the district on certifi
Sloan, Stevens, Trowbridge, Upson, Van Aerna, to appoint an ofhcer in his Department who shall be cate of the assessor, at the rate usually allowed in
Ward, Welker, Williams, James F. Wilson, Windom, styled "Special Commissioner of the Revenue," whose said district for witnesses in district courts of the
and Woodbridge-57. office shall terminate in four years from the passage United States.
NAYS- Messrs. Ancona. Delos R. Ashley, Baker,
Banks, Borgen, Bidwell, Blaine, Buckland, Chanler, of this act. It shall be the duty of the Special Com- The amendment was not agreed to. missioner of the Revenue to inquire into all the sources
Cullom, Darling, Davis, Dawes, Dawson. Defrees. Dela of national revenue and the best methods of collaot- The next amendment was the following, on
ano, Dixon, Dodge, Dumont, Eckley, Eldridge, Eliot, Farquhar, Goodyoar, Grider, Halo, Aaron Harding,
IIogan, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hub- introduced a bill to establish a post road in the
IN SENATE. bell. Janes R. Hubbell, James Humphrey, James M.
State of Delaware; which was read a first and
TUESDAY, May 29, 1866.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. E. H. Gray. Phelps, Pike, Radford, Samuel J. Randall, Alexander
The Journal of yesterday was read and H. Rice, Ritter, Ross, Sitgreaves, Spalding, Stilwell,
approved. Strouse, Taylor, Thayer. Trimble, Burt Van Horn,
On motion of Mr. SCHENCK, leave was Henry D.Washburn, William B. Washburn, Whaley,
PERSONAL EXPLANATION. and Wright-66.
granted to withdraw from the files of the House NOT VOTING-Messrs, Alley, Anderson, James M. the petition and accompanying papers of Ma
Mr. LANE, of Kansas. Mr. President, no Ashley, Baliwin, Barker, Benjamin, Bingham, Blow,
man of my age has suffered more than I have Boutwell, Boyer, Brandegee. Broomall, Bundy. Cor: jor Brewster, asking for relief. froth, Culver, Deming, Denison, Driggs, Ferry, Finck,
from newspaper assaults and from reporters
ABELARD GUTHRIE. Glossbrenner, Grinnell, Griswold, Harris, Hayes, Hig
from this city. From 1855 till now I have been by, Hill, Jenckes, Johnson, Jones, Kasson, Kelso, Laf
On motion of Mr. SCHENCK, the papers the subject of constant assault from the Demlin, Le Blond, McIndoc, Miller, Morris, Mioulton, in the case of Abelard Guthrie were withdrawn ocratic papers throughout the country from Myers, Newell, Noell, Plants, Pomeroy, Raymond, Rogers, Rollins, Rousseau, Shanklin, Smith, Starr,
from the files of the House and referred to the one extreme to the other. For the last month Taber, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, Thornton, Committee of Claims.
I have been the subject of assault from the Robert T. Van Horn, Warner. Elihu B. Washburne, Wentworth, Stephen F. Wilson, and Winfield-60.
papers of my own party; and in their assaults So the amendment was disagreed to.
Mr. MARSHALL. I desired to present
ihey have out-Heroded Herod ; they have gone The remaining amendments of the Commit- some remarks before the passage of the tax
beyond their illustrious predecessors. On Sabtee of the Whole on the state of the Union bill. I ask leave to print them.
bath morning my attention was called to an were then concurred in en masse.
No objection being made, leave was accord
imputation, conveyed by innuendo and indi.
rection, in the Boston Commonwealth, purportThe bill was ordered to be engrossed and ingly granted, read a third time; and being engrossed, it was
[Ilis remarks will be found in the Appendix.] immediately telegraphed to the editor of that
ing to come from some writer in this city. I accordingly read the third time.
DISBURSING AND ACCOUNTING OFFICERS.
paper for the name of the author, and yesterThe question recurred on the passage of the Mr. WILSON, of Iowa, by unanimous con- day wrote to him on the same subject. As yet I bill.
sent, introduced a bill concerning the powers have not learned the name of the author. When Mr. ELDRIDGE demanded the yeas and and duties of disbursing and accounting officers I obtain his name I may again trouble the Sennays.
of the United States; which was read a first ate, and will adopt such a course as, in my The House divided ; and there were-ayes and second time, and referred to the Commit- judgment, the dignity of the Senate, the fair thirteen; not a sufficient number. tee on the Judiciary.
fame of my State, and my own self-respect Mr. ELDRIDGE demanded tellers.
MARY C. IIAMILTON.
demand. For the present, I content myself Tellers were ordered; and Messrs. ELDRIDGE and GARFIELD were appointed.
Mr. LAWRENCE, of Pennsylvania. An
by saying to my fellow-Senators and to the The House again divided; and the tellers adverse report was made by mistake on Senate
country that the imputation contained in that
paper is without the slightest foundation ; it is reported-ayes twenty-five. bill No. 56, granting a pension to Mary C.
à baseless calumny. So (more than one fifth of those present hav
Hamilton. I ask unanimous consent to have ing voted in the affirmative) the it recommitted.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. and
yeas were ordered.
Mr. ELDRIDGE. I object.
Mr. SUMNER. I offer the petition of J. The question was taken; and it was decided
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE DISTRICT.
Thorn Smith, of Washington, in which he asks in the affirmative-yeas 110, nays 11, not voting Mr. WOODBRIDGE. I ask unanimous | Congress to present to the States for their ap62; as follows:
consent to report back, from the Committee on proval amendments to the Constitution of the YEAS- Messrs. Allison, Ames, Ancona, Baker, the Judiciary, Senate bill No. 184, to define United States, namely, paragraph first, section Baldwin, Banks, Baxter, Beaman. Bidwell, Blaine, Bromwell, Buckland, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney
more clearly the jurisdiction and powers of the two, article one, after the word ' Legislature,' Clarke, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, Cullom, Darling. Da
circuit court of the District of Columbia. insert, ''provided, that no citizen of the United vis. Dawes, Dawson, Defrees. Delano, Dixon, Dodge, No objection was made.
States shall be disqualified as such elector on Donnelly, Dumont. Eckley, Eggleston, Farnsworth, Mr. THAYER. I move that the House
account of race or color ;'' secondly, paragraph Farquhar, Ferry, Garfield, Goodyear, Hale, Abner C. Harding, Hart, Ilenderson, Hogan, Ilolmes, Hooper; || adjourn.
one, section four, article four, after the word Hotchkiss, Asabel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Iubbard, The motion was agreed to; and thereupon "Government,'' insert “to every inhabitant Demias Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, Edwin N. Hub(at four o'clock and fifty-five minutes p. m.)
thereof between the ages of five and twentybell. James R. Hubbell, Hulburd, James Humphrey, Ingersoll. Julian, Kelley, Ketcham, Kuykendall, the House adjourned.
one years, the privilege of a free, common Eng. Latham, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence,
lish education;'' and third, so to amend article Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, Marvin. McClurg.
twelve of the amendments to the Constitution McCullough, McKee, McRuer, Mercur, Moorhead,
as to elect the President and Vice President by Morrill. Morris, Nicholson, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Pat- The following petitions, &c., were presented under terson, Perbam, Phelps, Pike, Price, Radford, Samuel the rule and referred to the appropriate committees:
a direct vote of the people without distinction J. Randall, William Il. Randall, Alexander H. Rice, By the SPEAKER: The petition of Wiley Jones, a
of race or color. As this subject is now pendJohn H. Rice, Rollins, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, colored citizen of Winton, North Carolina, asking ing before the Senate, I move that the petition Shellabarger, Sitgreaves. Spalding, Stevens, Stilwell, compensation for a horse, ox, bull, hogs, chickers, Strouse. Taylor, Thayer, Trowbridge, Upson, Van and turkeys, carried off by the Union Army during
lie upon the table. Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Ward, Henry D. Washburn, the war.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. SUMNER. I also offer the petition of NAYS-Messrs. Bergen, Chanler, Eldridge, Grider, Aaron Harding, Marshall, Niblack, Ritter, Ross, proval of a former Administration of the Government
Edward Jenkins, of Hagerstown, Maryland, in reducing the hours of labor, and asking the passage which he sets forth that he was a soldier in the Trimble, and Wright-11.
of a law fixing a day's work at eight hours. NOT VOTING - Messrs. Alley, Anderson, Delos By Mr. BLAINE: The petition of temporary clerks
Army of the Union, having volunteered in AuR. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Barker. Benjamin, Bing- employed in the office of the Quartermaster General, gust, 1863, and served in the Army until he ham, Blow, Boutwell, Boyer, Brandegee, Broomall,
asking an appropriation to make their salaries equal was wounded and discharged for disability; Bundy, Coffroth, Culver, Deming, Denison, Driggs,
to those of clerks of the first class. Eliot, Finck, Glossbrenner, Grinnell, Griswold, Har- By Mr. ECKLEY: The petition of 54 wool-growers
that the Government gave all the soldiers in ris, Hayes, ligby, Hill, James M. Humphrey, Jenckes,
of Columbiana county, Ohio, asking an additional his regiment $100 bounty, but they withheld it Johnson, Jones, Kasson, Kelso, Kerr, Lalin, Le Blond, duty on wool.
from him because he was at one time a slave, McIndoe, Miller, Moulton, Myers, Newell. Nocll,
By Mr. HARDING, of Illinois: A memorial from Plants, Pomeroy, Raymond, Rogers, Rousscau,Shankthe Hannibal and St. Joseph, Toledo and Wabash,
and he asks for a remedy on account of the lin, Sloan, Smith. Starr, Taber, Francis Thomas, John
and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad withholding of that bounty. I ask the referL. Thomas, Thornton, Robert T. Van Horn, Warner, Companies relative to bridges across the Mississippi Elihu B. Washburne, Wentworth, Whaley, Stephen
ence of this petition to the Committee on Milriver. F. Wilson, and Winfield-62.
By Mr. HULBURD: Four petitions of sundry citi
itary Affairs and the Militia. So the bill was passed.
zens of Rensselaer county. Now York, asking an It was so referred.
Mr. _WILSON presented the petition of
Mary E. Walker, M. D., praying for compenlost in the war.
sation for services rendered by her to the Govwords to reduce internal taxation and;'' so By Mr. KERR: The petition of Captains Reamer ernment during the late rebellion; which was that it will read: and King, owners of the steamer Jennie Hubbs, for
referred to the Committee on Claims. A bill to reduce internal taxation and to amend an
permission to change the name thereof. act entitled "An act to provide internal revenue to
By Mr. NICHOLSON: A petition of citizens of Mr. GRIMES presented a petition of mem
Lebanon and Magnolia, Delaware, for the establishsupport the Government, to pay interest on the pub
bers of the engineer corps of the Navy of the lic debt, and for other purposes," approved June 30,
ment of a certain post office and post road. 1864, and acts amendatory thereof.
By Mr. PHELPS: The petition of letter carriers
United States, praying that all engineer offiof Baltimore, for increase of compensation.
cers now ranking or who may hereafter rank The amendment was agreed to.
By Mr. RADFORD: The petition of Captain E. with commissioned officers of the line, may be
commissioned, and that first assistant engiby which the bill was passed and the title Howard, late lieutenantcolonel marine artillery and neers may rank with lieutenants and second
colonel thirteenth New York heavy artillery, prayamended; and also moved that the motion to
assistant engineers with masters; which was ing for allowance of arrears of pay stopped on acreconsider be laid on the table. count of informal muster.
referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. The latter motion was agreed to.
Also, the petition of colored soldiers of Tonnesseo, Mr. JOHNSON. I present a memorial from
for same bounties as were paid to white troops. F. P. Salas, who represents himself to be a POST ROAD IN DELAWARE.
By Mr. WELKER: The petition of William F.
subject of Spain, in which he states that many ing for an increase in their pensions.
years ago, upon a shipment consigned to him 39TH Cong. Ist SESS.No. 180.
from Havana, a general cargo, he paid the whether it falls within the principle of that it should have been made before, I ask for the duties then exacted to the amount of $2,924, decision.
present consideration of the bill, as the matter and that he was afterward called upon, after The PRESIDENT pro tempore. In the is a very plain one. the lapse of seven or eight years, to pay the opinion of the Chair, it does. "It would cer- By unanimous consent the bill (S. No. 342) further sum of $624 24, and he asks to be tainly be the desire of the Chair to entertain for the benefit of Ira B. Curtis, was read three relieved from the payment of that sum. the largest liberty in regard to the reception times and passed. It is a direction to the Sec
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Does the of petitions, both from natives and foreigners, || retary of the Interior to place Ira B. Curtis on Senator state the petitioner to be a subject of but the Chair feels bound by that decision. the pension-roll as a surgeon wholly disabled in the kingdom of Spain?
Mr. JOHNSON. Was that before or after the service, at the rate of seventeen dollars per Mr. JOHNSON. Yes, sir.
the case referred to by the Senator from Mas- month, commencing February 28, 1866. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Under the sachusetts ?
REFERENCE OF A BILL. rule and practice of the Senate, a petition from The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It is since, Mr. SHERMAN. I have been requested by a foreigner cannot be received. three years ago. There are many other cases,
a citizen of the District to ask that the bill (H. Mr. JOHNSON. The petitioner does state in the opinion of the Chair. The Vice Presi
R. No. 601) to grade East Capitol street and that he is a subject of Spain, but he was told dent, at that time, suggested that it was the establish Lincoln square, which was referred by the Secretary of the Treasury that there uniform practice, and that the rule had often
to the Committee on Public Buildings and was no relief for him unless an act of Congress been enforced.
Grounds, be taken from that committee and should be passed. I suppose that although he Mr. CONNESS. I ask the consent of the
referred to the Committee on the District of is a subject of Spain, as the duties exacted Senate to introduce a bill.
Columbia, to which it properly belongs. The were exacted upon an importation under the The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Previous chairman of the Committee on Public Buildrevenue laws of the United States, his memo10- | to passing from this subject, the Chair would
ings and Grounds [Mr. Browx] is absent, and rial praving for relief may properly be pre- | certainly prefer that it should be decided by | I make the motion. sented. If the rule is otherwise, I will send it the Senate, if there be any question about it.
The motion was agreed to. to the State Department and have it presented | The Chair is very desirous that no petition to
BRIDGE AT WINONA. in that way;
the body should be ruled out in consequence The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair
Mr. NORTON. I move to take Senate of any opinion of his that is not perfectly well
bill No. 263. believes the uniform practice of the Senate to established by former precedents. No motion be as he has stated. being made on the subject, the Chair will receive
The motion was agreed to; and the Senate Mr. SUMNER. May I call the attention of the bill of the Senator from California,
resuined the consideration of the bill (S. No. the Chair to a very important case that occurred,
263) to authorize the Winona and St. Peter's
BILLS INTRODUCED. now many years ago, on the presentation of a
Railroad Company to construct a bridge across
Mr. CONNESS. I will state in connection petition from the authors of England in favor
the Mississippi river and to establish a post with the bill which I am about to present, in of an international copyright?
route. Mr. JOHNSON. That was received.
order that it may be read a first and second The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill Mr. SUMNER. It was presented by Mr.
time and then laid upon the table and printed, has been reported to the Senate, and the quesClay, and explained and maintained by him,
that it is a bill relating to the quieting of titles tion is on concurring in the amendments made I think, in a speech of some length. It was
to lands in California, a subject of great im- as in Committee of the Whole. The Senator signed by nearly all the authors of England,
portance to us and upon which there have been from Missouri [Mr. HENDERSON] moved an and, according to my recollection, at the time
several bills already presented. This one, I amendment to the amendment made as in there was no objection to it on the ground that
wish to observe, has been prepared by the sur- Committee of the Whole to the second section they were foreigners. I merely call attention veyor general of California, and therefore I am
of the bill, which will be read. to it as a precedent.
not prepared to indorse it, but I wish it intro- The Secretary read the amendment, which Mr. JOHNSON. I should suppose such a duced and printed.
was after the word "act”' in the twenty-first petition could be presented as a matter of
There being no objection, leave was granted | line of the second section to strike out the fol
to introduce the bill (S. No. 313) to quiet land || lowing words:"may, at the option of the comcourse, unless there be some positive rule on the subject.
titles in California; which was read twice by | pany building the same, be built as a draw. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair
its title, laid on the table, and ordered to be bridge, with a pivot or other form of draw, or will have the Journal of two years since read printed.
with unbroken or continuous spans; provided, in a moment. It has been sent for.
Mr. LANE, of Kansas. By request, I ask that if the said bridge;' in line twenty-five to Mr. JOHNSON. I will not ask that busi
leave to introduce a bill without previous notice. strike out the word "it" and insert the word ness be delayed by this matter. It can be
There being no objection, leave was granted || " and;" and also to strike out the proviso passed over for the present, until other busi
to introduce a bill (S. No. 344) donating public | beginning at the thirty-second line in the folness is acted upon.
And provided also. That if any bridge buili under laid aside for a moment.
sons of African descent; which was read twice this act shall be constructed as a draw-bridge, the by its title, and referred to the Committee on
same shall be constructed as a pivot draw-bridge with The PRESIDENT pro tempore subsequently Public Lands.
a draw over the main channel of the river at an acsaid: With the permission of the Senate the
cessible and navigable point, and witb spans of not Chair will read, in connection with the peti.
Mr. GRIMES asked, and by unanimous con- ess than one hundred and sixty feet in length in the sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No.
clear between piers on each side of the central or pivot tion introduced by the Senator from Maryland,
pier of the draw, and the next adjoining spans to the from the Journal of Monday, January 26, 1863:
316) to amend section seven of the naval ap- draw shall not be less than two hundred and fifty feet; "Mr. Foster presented a letter signed by certain
propriation bill, approved March 3,1845; which and said spans shall not be less than thirty feet above British subjects, citizens and residents of England, was read twice by its title, and referred to the
low-water mark, and not less than ten aboveextreme requesting the aid of the people and the Government Committee on Naval Affairs.
þigh-water mark, nearing to the bottom chord of the
bridge, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel of the United States for the purpose of facilitating emigration to the United States, and moved that it
with the current of the river: And provided also, That
said draw shall be opened promptly upon reasonablo be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and
On motion of Mr. LANE, of Indiana, it was
signal for the passage of boats whose construction the Militia.
shall not be sucb as to admit of their passage under "The VICE PRESIDENT decided that the communi- Ordered, That Mary K. Smith have leave to with
the permanent spans of said bridge, except when cation being signed by the subjects of a foreign Gov- draw her petition and other papers praying for a trains are passing over the same: but in no case shall ernment, it was not in order to present it to the Sen- pension from the files of the Senate.
unnecessary delay occur in opening the said draws
On motion of Mr. HENDRICKS, it was after the passage of trains.
So that the section will read : would apply to the case which I propose to pre
relation to the claim of Philip Lansdale, surgeon That any bridge built under the provisions of this This gentleman was the consignee, as
United States Navy, be taken from the files of the act shall be made with unbroken and continuous he states in his memorial, of a cargo shipped
Senate and referred to the Committee on Naval spans, and shall not be of less elevation in any case
than fifty feet above extreme high-water mark, as at Havana, for which he paid the duties, as
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
understood at the point of location, to the bottom consignee, that were then exacted. After an
cbord of the bridge, nor shall thespans of said bridge interval of some six or seven years the reve
Mr. BAMSEY, from the Committee on Rev. be less than two hundred and fifty feet in length, and nue officers discovered, as they supposed, and olutionary Claims, to whom were referred the the span over the main channel of the river shall be
three hundred feet in length, and the piers of said no doubt correctly, that they had not charged | petition and other papers of the heirs of John
bridge shall be parallel with the current of the river. him the amount of the duties that the cargo Denman and George Townley, praying for com
Mr. NORTON. I do not desire to open the was liable for, and made him pay the difference pensation for cattle furnished to the American between what he had paid and what he ought to Army during the revolutionary war, submitted
discussion upon this subject again, as the mathave been charged with, $624. He states that an adverse report thereon, and asked to be dis
ter was thoroughly discussed on the bill for
the construction of bridges at Quincy and at he was the consignee of a mixed cargo, which is charged from its further consideration; which
Hannibal; and unless the Senator from Vis. now scattered. He has applied to the Treaswas agreed to.
souri can give some reason to the Senate why ury Department, having paid the additional
IRA B, CURTIS.
a discrimination should be made against this duty, and the Secretary tells him that he can Mr. DAVIS. I am instructed by the Com- || bridge, I can see no good reason why the grant him no relief without an act of Congress. mittee on Pensions, to whom was referred the amendment should be adopted. The proris. It is a claim, therefore, rather on the Treasury | petition of citizens of Decatur, Illinois, pray- ion proposed to be strickert out is identical with than on the Government, for the fund-money ing that a pension be granted to Ira B. Curtis, the provision in the bill authorizing the conwhich he says the Government has illegally to report à bill for his relief. As this report || struction of bridges at Quincy and at Hannireceived. The Chair will, however, decide has been postponed to the present time, when bal. I hope the amendment will not be adopted.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It will be agricultural colleges for the education pour perlowing words:
Mr. HENDERSON. Lest the Senate may || probability is that it will not be passed at all; freshet on the lower Mississippi, but we have have forgotten the purport of this amendment, that nothing more than the proposition made our rise in the month of May, which has alI will restate that it is simply an amendment by the Senator from Minnesota bimself to have ready gone by, and I suppose it has gone by which will compel the bridges, if built over the a survey of the Mississippi river and a report in Minnesota some two or three weeks already, Mississippi river at all, to be built with contin- to us at the next session will be agreed to at and the water is low. I do not know whether uous spans fifty feet above the surface of the this session--nothing better or nothing worse this company is prepared to go on and build
If the amendment is not adopted, || than that. I am perfectly sure that he need || this bridge, but I know that they are prepared bridges may be built on the river with pivots have no fears about the bill in its present shape to go on and build the bridges across the Misand draws. My object in offering this amend. | going through the House of Representatives. sissippi river below, and the postponement of ment to this bill is to have a test vote in the I do not believe that it will. If it is passed at this subject for twelve months will be of very Senate on the subject. I desire that a commis- all, it will be passed with amendments which considerable detriment. sion shall be sent out to examine into this mat- will bring it back; and then I desire to have Mr. POMEROY. I know of no reason why ter of bridging the river; and if they report the very same yote upon that proposition that a river should not be bridged any more than that the river cannot be bridged with these I have offered here. That is all I desire. why a mountain should not be cut down to high bridges I shall be willing at the next ses- Mr. GRIMES. If this was a question solely || make room for a railroad. The currents of sion of Congress to let the low bridges be as to the construction of a bridge across the commerce and emigration are as thorough by built; but I think we ought to examine more Mississippi river where it bounds the States of way of railroads as by way of rivers. It is the critically and more carefully into this matter. Wisconsin and Minnesota I should have noth- river that is the obstruction to the railroad, As I stated the other day, a proposition is now ing to say on the subject, but I understand the just as much as the mountain is. When the pending in the Senate, auihorized by the Com- Senator from Missouri to say that he desires Pacific railroad bill was before the Senate it mittee on Commerce to be attached to one of this to be a test vote on this question as to was thought that the Missouri river should be the appropriation bills, as I understand, to ap- whether the Mississippi shall be bridged at all bridged, and I have in my hand the provision point a board of engineers to go and examine
of law for bridging the Missouri river, which the river and report as to the proper kind of Mr. HENDERSON. No.
is by far a more difficult river to bridge than bridges to be constructed.
Mr. GRIMES. It virtually amounts to that. the Mississippi. It is a more rapid stream; It is perfectly certain that between this time The Senator insists that these bridges shall be it is a longer and larger stream above its juncand the beginning of our next session no erected fifty feet above high water-mark, as I tion with the Mississippi. I will read the probridges can be built on the Mississippi river. understand his proposition. It is very proba- | vision of the law in regard to bridging the MisThe water is now very high ; the Mississippi ble that such bridges can be well built across souri river contained in the ninth section of river is remarkably high for this season of the the Ohio river and across many streams where the act of July 2, 1864: year, and the June rise is yet to come; so that the bluffs approach near to the river, but on " That to enable any one of said corporations to I apprehend nothing can be done toward the the Mississippi river, where there are six or
make convenient and necessary connections with
other roads, it is hereby authorized to establish and construction of bridges on that river during | eight miles in extent of low bottom lands, and
maintain all necessary ferries upon and across tho the summer or at any time previous to our the rise and fall of the river does not exceed Missouri river and other rivers which its road may meeting next fall. Hence I should like to twelve feet, the water then spreading all over
pass in its course; and authority is hereby given said
corporation to construct bridges over said Missouri have a test vote on the subject to determine these bottoms, the construction of such bridges
river and all other rivers for the convenience of said whether the Senate will take the whole judg. as the Senator from Missouri proposes will be road: Provided, That any bridge or bridges it may ment of this matter upon themselves or whether | attended with immense expense; much more
construct over the Missouri river or any other navi
gable river on the line of said road shall be conthey will leave it to a board of engineers to money than many railroad companies can af
structed with suitable and proper draws for the pasdetermine.
ford to expend, even if they can be constructed sage of steamboats, and shall be built, kept, and Of course, if we bridge at one point we have at all.
maintained, at the expense of said company, in such
manner as not to impair the usefulness of said rivers got to bridge at another, and in the course of Then, again, nearly all of these bridges are for navigation to any greater extent than such structà few years you will find a bridge at almost || proposed to be thrown across the Mississippi ures of the most approved character necessarily do." every town on the Mississippi river. How far river where there are towns already built, or That is the kind of charter to give a railroad this will be an obstruction to commerce is a partially built, upon the low bottom lands; and company-not tie them up to draws of any spematter that ouglit to be considered by this body. the construction of such a bridge with embank- cific character, but simply require them in the It is a matter of very great consequence, in my ments of that height in these towns, or in most law to put in a draw of such a character that opinion, and one to which we have not given | of them, all except in the town of Quincy-I it shall not obstruct the navigation any more the consideration to which it is entitled. That do not know where the bridge is proposed to be than such draws necessarily do. It is admitted is true, and as no harm can be done by the built there-would be ruinous to the towns, and that they obstruct navigation to some extent, adoption of this amendment at present, as it the commerce of the country would receive no but it is the public interest that is promoted will not obstruct the building of any bridge that corresponding advantage. I cannot conceive | by it. That is the reason why we allow these can be built and within the time within which why it is not possible to build draw-bridges on draw-bridges. The Mississippi river affords no it can be built, I should like very much that it the Mississippi river that shall not obstruet such obstacles to bridging as the Missouri does, should be adopted. I do not desire to detain || navigation as well as you can build them upon and we have already a provision of this kind the Senate.
other streams. Gentlemen say that in a short for bridging the Missouri, and I know not why Mr. RAMSEY. The Senate will remember time bridges will be thrown across the Missis. we should not be as liberal on the Mississippi. that the bills for the other two bridges which sippi river every few miles. They never will I am for bridging it at every point where the have been authorized by previous legislation be thrown across the river except where the public interest requires, wherever a railroad here, the one at Hannibal and the one at railroads terminate. We know that capitalists crosses it, and to have bridges of such a charQuincy, were in the alternative, authorizing a are not in the habit of building railroads very acter that the companies can build them and bridge either with a draw or with a continuous close together. Perhaps in time there may be maintain them. To require the building of span. Now, while I agree very much with bridges across the Mississippi river once in fifty || bridges of four hundred feet span, embarrasswhat the Senator from Missouri has said in miles. The obstruction that they will afford | ing the companies, making them forever unsafe, regard to the bridging of the Mississippi river, to the navigation of steamboats up and down is neither for the public interest nor for the I see no reason why there should be any dis- the river will be merely a detention of fifteen interest of the companies. A bridge of suitacrimination against this bridge at Winona. It minutes when they approach a bridge. Will ble character should never be more than two has been hinted that the legislation already that furnish any such obstruction as would jus- hundred feet span, and the draw that turns, if passed here will not meet with success in the tify us in refusing to all the commerce of those it is constructed after that pattern, should never other House. Then let this bill go into the States that desire to pass eastward or west- be over three hundred feet, that is, one hundred same basket and fail with them, and the whole ward an opportunity to cross the river? and fifty feet between the points. You cannot legislation on the subject of bridges depend on I do not know anything in regard to the par- turn one over three hundred feet long. There the report of the commission of engineers that ticular location where it is proposed to build is not one in existence that turns over three may be authorized; but I can see no reason this bridge, nor do I know whether it is pro- hundred feet, and yet we låve undertaken to why the Senate should discriminate against | posed by these companies to go on at present legislate, in two distinctive bills before Congress, this bridge and change the alternative allowed and construct their bridge; but I desire to say to make the draw itself three hundred feet, so in the other cases to positive legislation com- to the Senator from Missouri that he is alto- that the bridge would have to be six hundred pelling the company to build a bridge of a con- gether mistaken as to some of the other rail- feet, if it turned round.
road companies and bridges that are proposed Mr. HENDERSON. No, one hundred and Mr. HÈNDERSON. I will state that I do to be constructed if he includes them in the sixty feet on each side of the pivot. not wish to discriminate against this measure; same category with the one now under con- Mr. POMEROY. I am not talking about but I failed to have a vote on the yeas and nays sideration. I know hat it is proposed to build this bill, but I am talking of the bill we passed in the Senate upon the proposition of building some of these bridges this summer. I know for bridging the Ohio river at Steubenville. draw-bridges on the other bill; it was over- that the water has fallen and is low, and that .But a space of one hundred and sixty feet on looked when the bill was reported to the Sen- they now can go on upon the upper Mississippi each side of the pivot makes the draw three I will state to the Senator from Minne- river and construct the bridges.
hundred and twenty feet. That is altogether sota that the bill as we passed it in this body I Mr. HENDERSON. Oh, no; the water has too long. The time is coming, and I think has am satisfied will not pass the House of Repre- risen.
already come, when the commerce of the rivers sentatives. I am pretty well satisfied of that. Mr. GRIMES. Then it has risen in three must give way to some extent and be discomIt will come back to be acted upon in this body. days. I know it has been high. The June | moded by the commerce of railroads. They There is but little doubt about that. The freshet of which the Senator speaks is a June Il take the great bulk of the travel and business