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ino cach vessel on its arrival at his port and report
food, the number of deaths; the sex of those who died
and Europe or between the United States and Asia,
United States bound from a port of the United States, I visions of this section shall, for each offense, on conshull, duriug the title they are entitled to receive the tbe owner, agent, or master shall have such medi viction thereof, incur a penalty of not less than $1,000 foregoing allowance, be put on allowance in meat, cines, medical cornforts, instrunents, disinfecting por more than $10,000, and, at the discretion of the brend, or water that is short in quantity or bad in agents, and other things put up by an apothecary or court, be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one quality, the master, owner, or owners of such vessel apothecaries designated by the Secretary of the year nor less than one month. shall pay one dollar to every passenger for every day Treasury, on the recommendation of the collector, SEC. 17. And be út further enacted, That the master and for each particular of bread, water, and meat, or other chief oflicer of the customs of the port, sub of aby vessel arriving in the United States, or any of in respect to which he shall be put on such allow ject to such rules and regulations as the Seeretary the Territories thereof, from any foreign place whatance, and one half a dollar to every passenger for of the Treasury may prescribe. For any violation every day and for every other particular vf such
ever, at the time that he delivers a manifest of the of the provisions of this section the owner, agent, or weekly allowance, in respect to which be shall have
cargo, and if there be no cargo, then at the time of mastershall incur a penalty not exceeding 21,000, nor bcen put upon an allowance which is short in quan
making report or entry of the veesel, pursuant to law, less than $500; and any apothecary who shall supply shall also deliver and report to the collector of the tily or bad in quality, unless it shall be proved that medicines, medical comforts, instruments, disiniect- il district in which such vessel shall arrive, a list or at the time of leaving the last port from which the ing agents, or other things, in an adulterated convesscl set out npon her voyage she had on board, for
manifest of all the passengers taken on board of the dition, or of inferior quality, shall be deemned guilty the use of the passengers, well secured under deck, a
said vessel at any foreign port or place; in which list of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall quantity of provisions and water suthcient, accord
or manifest it shall be the duty of the said master to incur a like penalty; and no such vessel shall be aling to the allowanco herein prescribed, for the voy
designate particularly the ago, sex, and occupation lowed to clear froin any port of the United States age. If the owner, agent, or master of any such
of the said passengers respectively, the compartment unless provided as in this section required. Vessel shall willfully fail to furnish and distribute Sec. Îl, And be it further enacted, That the owner
of the vessel occupied by each during the voyage, the sucb provisions, cooked as aforesaid, hoor they shall,
country to which they severally belong, and that of of every vessel of the United States carrying pasupon conviction thereof before any circuit court or
which it is their intention to become inhabitants; sengers, and bound on a sea voyage of tivo hundred district court of the United States, be fined not more
and shall further set forth whether any and what miles or upward, shall provide for the use of the pasthan $1,000, and shall be imprisoned for a term not
Dumber bave died on the voyage; which list or mansengers, officers, and crew, inedicines, medical comexceeding one year; but the enforcement of this
ifest eball be sworn to by the said muster, in the same forts, and other things, with the directions for the penalty, or any of the penalties preseribed by this
manner as directed by law in relation to the muniuse of the same, and put up as required in the preact, shall not aflect the civil responsibility or the
fest of the cargo; and the refusal or neglect oi 'be ceding section in the case of vessels of the United owner, agent, or master, to such passengers as may
master aforesaid to comply with the provisions of States. And for every violation of this section the havo suffered from any violation therovi.
this section, or any part thereof, shall incur the same owner, agent, or master shall incur a penalty not SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the messes
penalties, disabilities, and forfeitures as are provided exceeding $300 nor less shan $100, into which the passengers in any vessel may be ti SEC, 12. And be it further enacted, That every mas
for a refusal or neglect to report and deliver a manivided shall not consist of more than ten statute adults
fest of the cargo aforesaid.
SEC. 18. Anot be it further enacted, That no such
vessel sball take on board at any foreign port or place under promise of marriage, or by threats, or by ube to form a separate mess. The provisions, according
passeugers with the intent to bring such passengers exercise of his authority, or by solicitation, or the to the section, shall be issued, such of them as require
to the United States, unless the list or mobilest making of gifts or presents, seduce and have illicit to be cooked, in a properly cooked state, daily, betore
required by the provisions of section twenty of this connection with any female passenger, shall be two o'clock in the afternoon, to the head person, for
act shall have been duly examined, verified, and deemed guilty of a orime, and upon conviction shall the time being, of each mess, on behalt and for the
certitied to by the United States consular officer at be punished by imprisonment for a term not exceeduse of the pembers thereof. The first of such issues
such port or place. And such consular oflicer sball ing twelve months, nor less than three months, or by shall be made before two o'clock in ide afternoon of
uso his utmost diligence to ascertain and discover a fine not exceeding $1,0w, or both, aud the court the day of oubarkation to or for such passengers as
whether such passengers come from any port, place, sentencing the person so convicted may, in its disshall be then on board. And the parents or guard
or district where, at the time of his or her leaving cretion, by an order to be entered on its minutes, ians of sick or nursing infants shall be allowed free
such, port, placo, or district, any infectious, contadirect the amount of fine, when collected, to be paid access to the cauibuose or cooking range, at any time
gious, or other disease, shall have been raging in an for the use or benefit of the female seduced, or her betore tiselve o'clock noon, or alter two o'clock after child or children, if any: Provided, Tbat the subse
epidemic form; and if he shall find that no such disnoon, and permitted there to prepare food for such
ease was so raging, as aforesaid, he shall duly certify quent intermarriage of the parties seducing and sesick or nursing intants. In case of non-compliance
to such list or manifest; otherwise he shall withduced may be pleaded in bar of'a conviction. with any of the requirements of this section, the mas
hold the same, and sball not make such certificate.
Sec. 13. And be il further enacted, That no officer ter, owner, or owners of thoshipshall, for each oflense,
In such consular certificate he sball fully set forth. or seaman, nor other person employed on board of be liable to a penalty not exceeding $300.
in such form as the Secretary of the Treasury shall any such vessel, shall visit or frequent any part of SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That the master of
prescribe, chat he has faithfully perforined the duties the vessel assigned to passengers, except by the direcevery vessel shall manitain good discipline and such
required of him by the provisions of this section, tion or perinission of the masteroi me vessel; and habits of cleanliness among the passengers as will
and shall transnit, monthly, to ibe Secretary of the every oficer, seaman, or other person, who shall viotend to the preservation and promotion to health;
Treasury, a certitied copy of each listor manifest inade late the provisions of this section, shall be deemed and to that end he shall, before saving, cause suit
and certified as aforesaid. And if any vessel sball guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, able priuted regulations in the English, French, and shall forfeit to the said vessel his wages for the voy
bring any passengers within the jurisdiction of the
United States, in violation of the provisions of this German languages, for this purpose, to be posted age of the said vessel during which the said offense conspicuously in each compartment, and shall Keep has been committed, and shall be imprisoned for a
section, the owner, agent, or master of sueb vessel, the same so posted during the voyage; and shail term of not less than three months, nor more than
upon conviction thereof, shall incur a penalty of cause the compartments occupied by such passengers twelve months. Any master who shall direct or per
not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000, and shall to be kept at all times in a clean, healthy state; and mit any otiicer or seaman or other person employed
be liable to imprisonment for a term of not more the owner or owners of every such vessel are required on board of such vessel, to visit or frequent any part
than one year nor less than three months, at Ibe to construct the decks and all parts of said compart of said vessel assigned to passengers, except for the
discretion of the court. And any consular officer of monts so that they can be thoroughly cleansed; and
the United States who shall fail to perform the duties purpose of doing or performing soine Decessary act they shall also provide two sato, convenient privies or duty as an officer, seaman, or person employed as
imposed upon him by the provisions of this section or water-closets in suitable parts of the vessel lor the aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
shall, upon conviction thereof, incur a penaliy of
not less ihan $1,000. exclusive use of the passengers, and each class of and sball, on conviction thereof, be punished by a SEC. 19. And be il further enncted. That in case there compartments in the proportion of one privy or water fine of $500 for each occasion on which he shali so shall have occurred on board any vessel arriving it closet to every fifty passengers, and such privies or direct or permit the provisions of this section to be water-closets shall not be taken down until the expi violaced by any such officer, seaman, or other person
any port or place within the United States or its Terration of forty-eight hours after the arrival of the employed on board of such ship or vessel.
ritories, any death among the passengers, other vessel at the port of final discharge, unless all the
than cabin passengers,) the master, or owner of such
SEC. 14. And be it further enucted. Thai the owner, passengers sooner quit the vessel; and the passengers
vessel shall, within twenty-four hours after the time agent, or master of every vessel shall provide one shall be entitled to remain on board the vessel ill the stewardess for every fifty temale passengers on board,
within which the report and list or manifest of pilsexpiration of such time, and be provided for and which stewardess shall be a married woman of good
sengers is required to be delivered to the collector maintained in the same manner as during the yoy character, and the wife of an employé of the vessel;
of the customs, pay to the Rid collector the sum of age. And the master of every such vessel shall per and one steward for every fifty malo passengers on
ten dollars for each passenger above the age of five mit and require the passengers to bring their beds board. And it shall be the duty of the stewardess or
years who shall hare died on the voyage by natural and bedding to the upper deck at least three times a
disease; and the said collector shall pay the money stewardesses, and steward orstewards, underthedirecweek, in fine weather, for the purpose of airing the tion of the physician, if there be one, and master or
thus received, at such times and in such manuer as same; and the passen ers shall likewise be permitted
the Secretary of the Treasury, by general rules, shall chief mate, to preserve proper order, decoruin, and direct, to any board or commission appointed by and to frequently exercise on the upper deck. And the cleanliness in the female and male compartments reowner, agent, or master of every vessel shall provide, spectively, and shall assist the physician in taking
acting under the authority of the State within which for disiniecting purposes, & supply of carbolic or
the port where such vessel arrived is situated, for the proper care of thesick, and generally superintend the cresylic acid, and cause the same to be used, in proper police of the passenger decks, and such steward or
care and protection of sick, indigent, or destitute quantity and in a proper manner, on the deck occu stewards shall not be required to assist in navigating
einigrants, to be applied to the objects of their apo
pointnient; and if there be more iban one board or pied by the passengers, and niso in lhe hold, forecas or working ihe vessel; and such stewards and stew commission who shall claim such payment, the Sectle, and bilges of the vessel as the physician, or the ardesses shall be regularly appointed employés of master, if there be no physician, may deem necessary. such vessel, and shall not beselected from among the
retary of the Treasury shall determine which is enti
tled to receive the game, and his decision in the For every violation of the provisions of this section passengers on such versel; and every such vessel so premises shall be final and without appeal: Provided, the owner, agent, or master shall incur a penalty not employed shall bave on board a sea-faring inan for
That the payment shall in no case be awarded or exceeding $500 nor less than $200.
every one hundred passengers, who shall be employed Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the owner, in cooking the food of the passengers; and said cook
made to any board or commission or association
formed for the protection or advancement of any agent, or master of every vessel carrying one hundred sball likewise be exempt from liveduty of assisting in particular class of immigrants, or immigrants of 2018 persons, including the officers, crew, and passengers, navigating or working the vessel. For a violation of particular nation or creed; and if the master, owner: and of every vessel of the United States bound on a
any of the provisions of this section the master, or consignee of'any vessel refuse or beglect to pay to sea voyage of a thousand miles or more, and carrying owner, or owners shall incur a penalty of not less than the collector the sum and sums of money required one hundred persons, shall provido throughout the $100, nor more than $300, voyage a duly qualified physician, whose competency Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That the provis
within the time prescribed by this section, he shall
forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, in addition in the case of a domestie vessel shall be determined ions of the act of August 30, 1852, and the acts amend to such sum of ten dollars, for each passenger upon under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of atory thereof, so far as they relate to boats and life whose death the same has become payable, to be the Treasury may prescribe. But an alien employed preservers on board passenger steamers, shall, from recovered by the United States in any circuit or dis, in a foreign vessel, who, by the laws of the country and after the time this act takes efiect, apply with trict court of the United States where such vessel to which the vessel belongs in which he is employed, equal force and impose like penalties for their viola may arrive, or sueh master, owner, or consignee may is authorized to practice, shall be deemed duly quale tion in the case of sailing passenger vessels belonging reside; and when recovered, the 'said money shall ified; and every such vessel employed as aforesaid in whole or in part to a citizen or citizens of the be disposed of in the same manner as is directed shall be provided, for the use of the passengers, ofli United States.
with respect to the sum and sums required to be paid cers, and crew, with a supply of medicines, medical SEC. 16. And be it further enacted, That the owner, to the collector of customs. comforts, surgical instruments, and other things agent, or master of any vessel carrying passengers to
Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That the collector proper and necessary for diseases and accidents inci or from the United States shall not carry as cargo
of the customs at any port of the United States at dent to sea voyages, and for the medical treatment horses, cattle, gunpowder, bituminous coal, naphtha, which any vessel shall arrive, or from which any of the passengers during the voyage, including car benzine, petroleum, nitro-glycerine, lucifer matches, vessel shall be about to depart, sball examine such bolic or cresylic acid for disinfecting purposes, wiib nor any other explosive article or articles which ignite vessel and ascertain whether the requirements of written or printed directions for the use of the same, by friction, gaano or green hides, nor any other arti
this act have been complied with. He shall also exata; respectively, good in quility and sufficient in quan cle, either as cargo, as aforosaid, or as ballast, which tity for the probable exigencies of the voyage, and by reason of the nature, quantity, or mode of stow
to the Secretary of the Treasury the time of sailing, properly packed and placed under the charge of the age thereof, will be likely to endanger the bealth,
the length of the voyage, the ventilation, the num: physician, when there is one on board, to be used confort, or safety of the passengers; and the owner,
ber of passengers, their nationality, their supply of undor his direction; and in the case of vessels of the agent, or master, who shall violate any of the pro
during the voyage, with his opinion of the cause of the mortality, if any, and if none, what precautionary measures, arrangements, or habits are supposed to bave been instrumentalin causing the exemption, and such other information as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, and shall quarter-yearly forward copies of the manifest or list of passengers bercin provided to the Secretary of State of tho United States, by whom statements of the same sball be laid before Congress. The Secretary of the Treasury shall wake such rules and regulations, and cause to be made such special examinations into the practical operation of this act, and of the efficiency of the officers acting thereunder, as he may consider necessary; and the expenses incurred in making such examinations shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated.
SEC. 21. And be it further enacted, That the amount of the several penalties imposed by the provisions of this act upon the owner, agent, or master, shall be liens on the vessels in the employment of which such provisions shall be violated, and such vessels may be libeled therefor in any circuit court or district court of the United States within the jurisdiction of which they shall arrive.
Src. 22. And beit further enacted, That all the penalties imposed by the provisions of this act may be sued for and recovered in the uame of the United States, in the district court or circuit court, or botore a commissioner of citber of said courts within the jurisdiction of which the offense shall bave been committed, or in wbich the offender may come. Ono half of such penalties when recovered, unless otherwise provided, shall be to the use of the informer, and one half to the use of the United States. Such penalties may also be recovered in an action of debt, by any person who will sue therefor in any court of the United States. But nothing herein shall prevent the recovery of such penalties in any other form of legal proceedings known to the law and its practice in the respective States.
SEC. 23. And be it further enacted, That every master shall keep posted during the entire royazo in it couspicuous place in each compartment, and in the forecastle, at least one copy of a synopsis of the provisions of this act, printed in English, French, and German, to be prepared by the Secretary of the Treasury, and supplicd in sufficient quantities to the consular officers, and collectors of customs of tho United States, who sball, on the application of any master for the certificate required by the eighteenth section of this act, furnish such master with four sets of the synopsis aforesaid. For every violation of this section such master, or the owner or owners of such vessel, shall, upon conviction thereof, incur a penalty of $500, and if it shall appear by the examination to be inade by the collector of the customs, As provided in the twentieth section of this act, that the requirements of this section have not been complied with, it is hereby made the duty of such collector to institute suit in the proper court for the recovery of the penalty herein specified: Provided, That a certificate from such consul or consular officer of the United States to the effect that he was not, at the time of the application aforesaid, in possession of such synopsis of ihe provisions of this act, shall exempt such inaster or owner or owners of such vessel fronn liability to the penalty imposed by this section,
SEC. 24. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect within thirty days from the time of its approval; and it is hereby made the duty of the Secretary of State to give notice in the ports of Europe, and elsewhere, of this act, in such manner as
Sec. 25. And be it further enacted, That whenever any damage is sustained by any passenger in his or her person, or by injury to his or her baggage after he or she shall have embarked in a vessel, either by dereliction of duty or non-observance of the provisions of this act on the part of the owner, agent, master, or other employé on board the vessel, the owner, agent, o master shall be liable to the full amount of damage to every persons so injured or his or her legal representatives, and in any action on the part of a passenger for damages it shall not be a defense that the party injured consented to the act or acts complained of or took passage with the knowledge SEC. 26. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby. repealed. Butsuch repeal shall not effect any security given before this effect, any liability accruing before this act takes effect, any fine, penalty, forfeiture, or other punishment incurred, or to be incurred, in respect to any offense committed before this act takes offect, or any legal proceeding or other remedy for enforcing or recovering any such liability, penalty, forfeiture, or punishment as aforesaid: and such repeal shall revivo no act heretoforo repealed.
Miscellaneous Provisions. Sec. 27. And be it further enacted, That for the purposes of this act the following words and expressions, lowing signification, if notinconsistent with the context or subject-matter; that is to say:
* Passengers" shall include all passengers cxcept cabin passengers and infants less than one year old; and no person shall be deemed cabin passengers unshall be in the proportion of at loast thirty-six clear superficial feet of deck to each statuto adult, nor un. less they shall be in essed throughout the voyage at the same table with the master or first officer of the
“Statuto adult" shall signify and include one pas An act (S. No. 303) for the relief of P. R.
An act (S. No. 442) to amend section one twelve years of age, unmarried or unaccompanicd by of an act to prevent and punish frauds upo! his wife. Single feinale" shall signify and include a femalo
the revenue, and for other purposes, approved Passenger over twelve years of age, unmarried or
March 3, 1863 ; unaccompanied by her husband.
An act (S. No. 542) for relief of Thomas Owner" shall signify and include the owner or ebarterer of a vessel" herein described.
W. Ward, late collector of customs, district Master" shall signify the person who shall be
of Corpus Christi, Texas; borne on the ship's articles as master, or who, other Joint resolution (S. No. 113) authorizing the than a pilot, shall for the time being bo in charge or command of a vessel.
Secretary of the Treasury to issue an American Agent" shall signify and include a consignee and register to the British-built brig Highland Mary; any person, other than the master, authorized to act Joint resolution (S. No. 36) authorizing the for the owner in matters relating to the passage con- Secretary of the Treasury to issue an Amertract. Vessel" shall signify every description of sea
ican register to the bark Aug. Guardien ; going vessel, domestic or foreign, propelled other Joint resolution (S. No. 147) for the relief wise than by oars, and employed in the carriage of of Jonathan S. Turner ; passengers upon any voyage to which the provisions of this act extend.
An act (S. No. 505) to amend section five “Main deck" shall signify the deck in a vessel of an act entitled “An act concerning the immediately bencath the upper or spar deck; the second deck" sball signify tho deck immediately
registering and recording of ships or vessels," beneath the “main deck;" and the third deck, not approved December 31, 1792 ; being an orlop deck, shall signify the deck impe An act (S. No. 209) to incorporate the diately beneath the second deck. Compartment" shall signily a space on a vessel
Evening Star newspaper; and on any proper deck, kopt frecof cargo or stores, for An act (S. No. 204) to provide for the the exclusive use and occupation of passangers, appointment of a supervising surgeon of the extending fore and aft to a substantial bulkhead, built athwartshipsaud firmly attached to the side of
marine hospitals of the United States. the vessel, and having suitable means of ready com
COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS. munication with the upper deck.
Voyage" sball siguify and include & voyage of The SPEAKER. The Chair desires to state any such vessel, with passengers on board. from a foreign territory to the United States, or from the
to the House that all the members of the ComUnited States to a foreign territory.
mittee on Enrolled Bills are absent, and the Unless otherwise expressed or required by the con Chair will, therefore, if there be no objection, text, any word or expression herein before defined, or other matter not expressed, and requisite in any par
appoint two additional members of the comticular enactment herein to carry out the purposes
There was no objection; and
The SPEAKER appointed Mr. Wilson, of
Ohio, and Mr. GOLLADAY additional members A message from the Senate, by Mr. GORHAM,
of the Comınittee on Enrolled Bills.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
By unanimous consent indefinite leave of
LEAVE TO PRINT.
By unanimous consent leave was granted to Wright, master of the British brig, J. and G.
Mr. Mullins to print some remarks on the Wright, a gold chronometer, in appreciation of
bill relieving R. R. Builer from disabilities. his personal services in saving the lives of three
[See Appendix. ] American seamen, wrecked at sea on board or
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL. the American schooner Lizzie F. Choate, of Mr. EGGLESTON. When the bill now Massachusetts;
before the House is disposed of, the river and Joint resolution (H. R. No. 268) for the
harbor bill will come up. It has been sugrelief of Robert L. Lindsay ;
gested by my colleagues on the Committee on A bill (H. R. No. 1120) to authorize the
Commerce, and by those who are opposed to Secretary of the Treasury to change the names
some portions of the bill, that we should fix on of certain vessels; and A bill(H. R. No. 1218) appropriating money
Tuesday next, or some day early next week, for
final action on that bill, as some of those interto sustain the Indian commission and carry
ested in its discussion wish to leave the city out treaties made thereby.
to-night. I therefore suggest to my colleague The message further announced that the
on the committee, (Mr. Eliot,] who has the Senate had passed severally with an amend
bill in charge, that he make a motion to postment, in which the concurrence of the House
pone, if he sees fit to do so. was requested, bills of the following titles :
Mr. ELIOT. From the best information I A bill (H. R. No. 538) to extend the bound.
can obtain I think the probability is that we aries of the collection district of Philadelphia
shall have the tax bill upon us before it would so as to include the whole consolidated city of
be possible to mature the river and harbor bill, Philadelphia;
and by the rule of the House it will then become A bill(H. R. No. 861) relating to the Supreme necessary for us to enter on the consideration Court; and
of that bill. I do not object to the suggestion A bill (H. R. No. 198) to reëstablish the
made by my colleague on the conamittee to boundaries of the collection districts of Michi
postpone the river and barbor bill until Tuesgan and Michilimackinac, and to change the
day next, with the understanding that it shall names of the collection districts of Michili
be considered immediately after the tax bill is mackinac and Port Huron.
disposed of. The message further announced that the
Mr. SPALDING. That will not do. There Senate bad passed the following Senate bills
are other bills waiting to come in. I object. and joint resolutions, in which the concurrence
Subsequently Mr. ŠPALDING withdrew his of the House was requested:
objection, and the bill (H. R. No. 1046) makAn act (S. No. 361) for the relief of D. H.
ing appropriations for the repair, preservation, Macdonald, late acting United States consul
and completion of certain public works, and at Capetown;
for other purposes, was postponed until Tues-
The House resumed the consideration of the without giving security;'
An act (s. No. 533) to establish Cambridge, bill (H. R. No. 1100) to amend an act entitled in the State of Maryland, a port of delivery; "An act to regulate the carriage of passen
An act (S. No. 163) to establish a collection || gers in steamships and other vessels, and for district in the State of Oregon;
he shall deem proper.
Mr. O'NEILL. I offer the following amend of opinion there is a right in the Congress of where this occurs, and charity takes the place ment, not from the Committee on Commerce, the United States to do it, and in it alone is of reliance upon a fund that those parties have but on my own motion : the power vested.
helped to create, and this burden, although At the end of section twenty-six insert the fol
Mr. UPSON. What disposition is it pro cheerfully borne by the philanthropic, ought lowing: posed to make of this money?
not to be imposed upon them. There is no Provided, That fifty per cent. of the gross amount Mr. O'NEILL. My amendment proposes reason why the mere passer through New of the commutation or head-money collected from any vessel bringing immigrants to any port of the
to take fifty per cent. of it to be distributed York should contribute to a fund that he can United States be placed to the credit of the respective among the respective States where these immi never have the benefit of as soon as he passes States in which the immigrants settle by a pro rata grants settle, according to the average number the State line. The surpluses now accumudistribution among said States, and the said fifty per cent. to be made under the supervision of the Secre
of those who settle in the respective States. lated ought in some form to reach the persons tary of the Treasury, to whom monthly statements Why should the State of New York take two who were intended to be benefited. of the amounts received in cach port shall be made dollars from the pocket of every immigrant An instance of that kind occurred in the city by the individual or association collecting the same.
who lands there, and authorize these associa of Chicago within the last two years. Nearly I will explain the amendment, and I think tions to accumulate this fund? I have no a thousand immigrants destined for Minnesota, it will strike the minds of some members, at doubt they do a great deal of good, in the way every one of whom had paid this tax, which least, as very appropriate. The object of it is of charitable assistance, yet I do not see why had gone into the hands of the commissioners this : in all the ports where immigrants arrive they should be allowed to exact this tax from of emigration in New York, were entirely desthere is collected what is called "head. all immigrants who arrive at New York. They titute when they arrived at Chicago, without money." It is collected from the ship-owners do not come merely to the port of New York money to proceed upon their journey to sup technically, but really it is from the immi. or the port of Philadelphia, or the port of Bal. port themselves while tarrying there. They grants. For instance, in New York the head timore; but their destination is the United were thrown upon our streets; they taxed money amounts to two dollars on each passen States, and they may not settle until they reach the capacity of every foreign aid society in our ger. Large sums of money are thus collected the Rocky mountains or the Pacific slope. city to support them, until by voluntary coneither by commissioners of immigration, boards Mr. UPSON. How is this money, so dis tributions, and by the generous charities of of health, or by individuals detailed for the tributed to the various States, to be applied the community—and I will add of the railroad purpose by municipal authorities, and the sum for the advantage of these immigrants ? companies in the way of free transportationrealized generally, I am informed, in its full Mr. O'NEILL. By the authorities of the they were sent to their ultimate destination. extent is not appropriated to the purpose for State through those who may be delegated to That, Mr. Speaker, cost the citizens of Chicago which it is paid. Some two or three hundred assist the needy immigrant.
in voluntary contributions $5,000 in money. thousand immigrants arrive in New York Mr. WILLIAMS, of Pennsylvania. Will They ought to have had the privilege of callyearly, a few thousand in Philadelphia, and my colleague [Mr. O'NEILL) allow me to in. ing upon the societies in the cities where this perhaps more in Baltimore than in the latter terrupt him a moment?
money was paid to make a contribution to them city. "Baltimore is now prepared to do a larger Mr. O'NEILL. Certainly.
of a portion of it. Such cases are strictly within business than ever of this kind by the steam Mr. WILLIAMS, of Pennsylvania. I under the spirit, object, and intent of this kind of legisship lines to which reference was made the stand my colleague to say that he doubts, per lation. And the laws should be so framed as to other day by the gentleman from Maryland, li haps he denies, the power of the State to impose provide for these contingencies; and unless [Mr. Phelps.] The parties who collect this this tax.
some changes are made in the mode of distribmoney pay, I have no doubt, a considerable Mr. O'NEILL. Yes, sir.
uting this fund so as to meet the necessities of portion of it for the support and maintenance Mr. WILLIAMS, of Pennsylvania. Is not of those for whose benefit it is created controof some of the poorer immigrants who arrive the effect of his amendment to affirm that versies will arise that will shake these instituin the ports where it is collected, but the bulk || power?
tions. The inquiry will very properly be made of the money should go to the States where Mr. O'NEILL. It does to some extent in wbether tbis tax accomplishes the purpose for the immigrants settle, and where, if want and effect affirm that power. But it will give an which it was created. It may create magnificent poverty overake them, they can be benefited opportunity of appeal to the courts, when the public buildings that are an honor to the city by the fund to which they have indirectly con question can be determined whether any such of New York, but the emigrant may starve after tributed, for, as I understand it, though the right exists in a State.
passes the boundaries of that State. Some money ostensibly comes from the ship, it act Mr. JUDD. Will the gentleman yield to me mode of caring for those that need aid while ually is paid by its addition to the charge for for a few minutes?
they are on their journey should be devised, passage.
Mr. O'NEILL. Certainly.
and then practically the good would be accomIt is well known that some of these immi. Mr.JUDD. The amendment presented by the plished that the theory of this thing presupposes. grants
do not come here to work, but they go | gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. O'NEILL] Mr. O'NEILL. I propose now to yield to into our pauper asylums and establishments presents questions of very great importance. the gentleman from New York, [Mr. Chan: and remain about our towns and cities. Still It not only involves the legal proposition of LER ;] but before doing so I wish to add a word I am glad to say that a great many of them do the right to levy this tax upon emigrants, as or two to what I have already said. I much not come within that category. The most of | suggested by the gentleman from Pennsylvania, prefer the amendment as it stands. If, how. them go out to the West; they remain in New | [Mr. Williams, but the further question, ever, the House does not see fit to pass it, ! York but a few days. I understand they are namely, in what manner and by whom the fund will only say that at some future time I will usually shipped off within three or four days, thus collected shall be disbursed to accomplish prepare and introduce a bill to cover the point. often within twenty-four hours. Yet this com the most good for the class supposed to be ben Mr. JUDD, I did not rise, Mr. Speaker, mutation or head-money remains in the hands efited by it.
for the purpose of attacking these organizaof the commissioners or board of emigration, I think I can safely say that a majority of tions in the large sea-ports in any shape or and does not go exclusively to the support of the immigrants to this country have a fixed form, but only to call the attention of this those from whom it is derived.
destination before they leave their homes; that House, and the gentlemen representing those Mr. BENJAMIN. By what authority is this a majority of those immigrants do not intend cities, to the fact that some arrangement should money collected? By virtue of a law of Con to remain in the ports of their arrival. This l be made by legislation so the proper equities gress or by virtue of a State law?
tax is levied by these State associations osten might be dealt out. Mr. O'NEILL. I expected that question to | sibly for the purpose of aiding and protecting Mr. O'NEILL. I believe the board of be asked, and I am ready to answer it. I
the poor and the needy on their arrival and commissioners of emigration in New York sented this amendment not by authority of the during their earlier residence here. If I under:
does a great deal of good. It has been the committee, as I have said, but upon my own stand the provisions of the immigrant laws in responsibility, with a view to ascertain whether force in the port of New York, societies organ
means of erecting some grand charities in that
city. I am here ready to do that organization we can enact such a law. This head-money is ized under the laws of that State collect from
full justice. All I want is to have the question imposed by State legislation, not by acts of each sbip a tax of two dollars for each immi tested. If the tax is to be collected I do not Congress. And yet I doubt very much whether, grant under the claim of caring for the needy; under the Constitution of the United States, a the charities distributed from that fund do not
see why we should not legislate for its distri
bution at points distant from its collection. State has any right to do this.
extend beyond the limits of that State, and the Mr. CHANLER. I hope the gentleman Mr. BENJAMIN. I desire to know the immigrant destined for the Northwest gets no from Pennsylvania will adhere to the intention views of the gentleman upon the right and au benefit from the fund to which he has contrib that he has just stated, and that is to prepare thority of the Congress of the United States uted after he gets beyond the boundary lines and bring in a separate and distinct proposition to control a fund raised in pursuance of the of the State of New York, no matter how des. touching this matter. It is a question outside legislative action of the various States. Per. titute and suffering may be his condition. of the purposes of this bill. *I hope he will haps we have that authority, but I do not see This levy that is made upon each immigrant, draw up and report such a bill to the House at it clearly.
although nominally paid by the owner of the an early day. Mr. O'NEILL. The amendment I have ship, is in reality paid by the passenger, the Mr. O'NEILL. I withdraw my amendment, offered is intended to raise that question, to sbip-owners include in the fare of such immi and hope the House will act at once upon this see by wbat right a State imposes this tax upon grant. Hence, in the case of immigrants desimmigrants arriving in this country. It is not tined for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and
bill for the protection of immigrants and pass
it. It will result, I think, as I said at the intended so much to get hold of that money as the Northwest generally, when they get where to settle that question. My impression is that they are taken ill or their means are exhausted,
beginning, in securing on this most important there is no right in the States to do it. I am Il become a burden upon the citizens at the point
subject the joint action of the different nations who are interested in it.
I also hope, Mr. Speaker, when we shall I will merely state that the eighteenth sec the representatives of several steamship lines have perfected our immigration laws we may tion relates to infected ships sailing from running from other countries, that many Govdo something for the enactment of a general European ports to this country, and the object ernments will take action on this subject, and naluralization law upon such a basis as will of my amendment is to enforce more strictly we are now framing what we consider may be protect us and our institutions, and will so the duty of consols and consular agents of the basis of a proper inmigrant bill to suit all enforce the law as to prevent the illegal exer inquiring into the condition of those towns the countries of the world. cise of the elective franchise by those who and townships from which theimmigrantcomes. Mr. BROOKS. The apprehension I have is have scarcely touched our shores. I have If he shall omit to protect the ship by proper that unless this matter is regulated by treaty, heard that ship-loads of immigrants, within means he is to be liable to a severe penalty, while these severe penalties are imposed on twenty-four hours of their arrival at the port It is a necessary protection from those infec our own vessels and none on foreign vessels, of New York, have been led to the polls by tious diseases which we have seen so frequently the whole immigrant trade of the country will designing men, and many of them, I have no prevailing on ship-board in the last few years. be carried on in foreign bottoms. doubt, rotally ignorant that they were violating || The very case which gave rise to this bill, Mr. O'NEILL. The bill, of course, seeks the law, have set at naught the votes of the called the pest ships, was one where the ship to impose penalties on all vessels which bring American-born and law-abiding adopted citi started without proper precaution and with a immigrants. We can certainly enforce our law zens who have exercised their dearest right in number of infected passengers. Had the con when the vessels reach our shores: That right good faith to their country.
sular agent taken such proper precautions as has never been questioned; there is no doubt Mr. CHANLER. I propose the following are called for in this bill, the great loss of life about that. I now call the previous question. amendment to the twelfth section, which I in that case would have been prevented. I The previous question was seconded and the understand the gentleman from Pennsylvania | propose simply a more stringent means of main question ordered. will agree to.
securing the discharge of the duties of our The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. O'NEILL. I yield to the gentleman's consular agents.
read a third time. amendment. He has been helping us to per. Mr. RANDALL. I suggest that the gentle.
Mr. ROBINSON. I call for the reading of fect the bill.
man strike out the last part of the proposed the engrossed bill. Mr. CHANLER. I move to add to the amendment.
Mr. RANDALL. I move that the House twelfth section the following:
Mr. CHANLER. Very well.
do now adjourn. Any unmarried male passenger, master, or other The amendment as modified was as follows: The motion was agreed to; and the House officer, seaman, or other person over fourteen years And such consular officer shall, on proper and
(at four o'clock and forty-five minutes p. m.) of age, on board any vessel carrying passengers to or from any part of the United States, who shall openly
satisfactory proof, vo suspended from his office by adjourned.
league to move to strike out the last clause of The following petitions, &c., were presented Mr. CHANLER. The object of this is to the bill, as follows:
under the rule, and referred to the appropriate carry out the object of the bill, and to prevent Unless otherwise expressed or required by the con
committees; the seduction of female emigrant passengers
text, any word or expression hereinbefore defined, By Mr. BANKS: A memorial of insurance
or other matter not expressed, and requisito in any on their way across the ocean. It is an amend
companies, ship-owners, and merchants of particular enactment herein to carry out the purment which is needed. One of the great sources poses of this act, shall be supplied on construction.
New York, asking that measures may be taken of trouble in emigration is the seduction of
to establish the principle, as a part of inter
Mr. O'NEILL. I have no objection to women by the offieers and men and by passen
national law, that after the cessation of hostilistriking it out. If the gentleman from New gers pretending to be married to those women,
ties for one year between belligerent nations, York will conclude his remarks now I will and abandoning them and their children upon
the state of war shall be deemed at an end, call the previous question. reaching the shore. The object of this bill is
notwithstanding the absence of a formal treaty
Mr. CHANLER. I will do so. to embody the spirit of the law of the State of
or declaration of peace, signed by Francis New York regulating marriage. It has been
Mr. ROBINSON. I desire to ask the gen: || Skiddy, Grinnell, Minturn & Co., Russell submitted to one of the gentlemen from New
tleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. O'NEILL] what | Sturgis, C. H. Marshall & Co., Howland & York on the Committee of Commerce, [Mr. did he mean by the remark made a few moments
Aspinwall, Nesmith & Sons, Charles Luling & HUMPHREY,] who approves it as being in
ago that he intended at a future time to move Co., Howland Frothingham, Snow & Burgess, accordance with the law of New York. I urge | immigrants arriving here from voting,
some amendment to the present law to prevent C. P. Fisher & Co., and others. it as a preventive measure, and doing no
Also, a memorial of insurance companies, injury to any one.
Mr. O'NEILL. I did not yield to the gen: ship-owners, and merchants of New York, asks Mr. O'NEILL. I suggest to the House that tleman ; but I will reply
ing that measures may be taken to establish
Mr. ROBINSON. they will adopt the gentleman's amendment.
If the gentleman does the principle as a part of international law, It certainly can do no harm, and it will pronot wish to yield I will take my seat.
that after the cessation of hostilities for one tect the innocent in many cases.
Mr. O'NEILL. If the gentleman had lis year between beligerent nations, the state of Mr. COVODE. I would like to have the tened to me he would have heard what I said.
war shall be deemed at an end, notwithstandgentleman from New York [Mr. CHANLER]
I made no such proposition as he referred to, ing the absence of a formal treaty or declara
Mr. ROBINSON. The gentleman is entirely answer this question : if there should be im
tion of peace, signed by J. D. Jones, Atlantic proprieties committed by one man on half a wrong about that matter.
Mutual Insurance Company; John A. Parker, dozen women how are they going to settle that
Mr. CHANLER next addressed the House. Great Western Insurance Company; John H. difficulty. [Laughter.] [See Appendix.)
Lyell, New York Mutual Insurance Company; Mr. GLOSSBRENNER. Send him to Utab.
Mr. O'NEILL. I now call the previous | J. R. Myers, Pacific Mutual Insurance Com[Laughter.] question.
pany, and others. Mr. CHÁNLER. My friend suggests send
Mr. BROOKS. I wish to ask the gentleman By Mr. BECK: The petition of Dr. William ing him to Utah. [Laughter.] ' But the gen. from Pennsylvania a question.
S. Chipley, of Lexington, Kentucky, praying tleman will understand that the compartments
Mr. O'NEILL. I withdraw the call for the that his son, William Dudley Chipley, of Columof these immigrant ships are separated. They previous question for that purpose.
bus, Georgia, and others, now imprisoned at have three kinds of compartments-one for
Mr. BROOKS. The bill is a pretty long || Atlanta, be delivered by the military authoriunmarried males, one for unmarried females,
one, and I have not had time to read it through. | ties, by order of Congress, to the civil tribunals and one for married males and females. There
My question is how he proposes in this bill to for trial, according to the provisions of the fore it will be very easy for a person claiming
regulate immigration in foreign vesselsmin Constitution and lawg. Said petition iş accomto be married to a woman to get access to the
foreign steamers, for instance? It was stated panied by a number of affidavits, which are cabin of married people, thereby doing great
here yesterday in debate, and is a fact well made part of it. injury to the women in that compartment and known that most of the steamers' which bring By Mr. BUTLER: The petition of Gilbert
Pierce and others, for leave to build a bridge great injury to the ship. The immorality,
immigrants to this country are foreign steamers, therefore, will be sanctioned by your bill unless under a foreign flag. How can this bill regu over a portion of the navigable waters of the
harbor of Boston. you protect these women by some such pro
late and control those vessels ?
Mr. O'NEILL. I will endeavor to answer By Mr. GROVER: The petition of John The question being put, there were-ayes
the gentleman. The existing laws relating to B. Bland, of the city of Louisville, Kentucky,
the carrying of immigrant passengers are very for compensation for buildings destroyed by Mr. CHANLER. I demand tellers.
imperfect, and decisions have been made against fire in said city by Federal soldiers. Tellers were refused.
By Mr. KERR: A memorial of Simeon K. their application to steamships. This bill seeks
Wolfe, W. L. Carter, William N. Tracewell, adding at the end of section eighteen the folI move to amend by to apply the same penalties against the owners
H. Ş. Wolfe, Alanson Stephens, S. M. Stockor agents or consignees of steamships carrying
passengers as former laws applied to sailing | slager, Henry Zenor, M. M. Hon, Edward Har And such congular officer shall on proper and
bison, Morgan B. Clark, John L. Wolford, and vessels. Now, sir, we do not say that by this satisfactory proof, be suspended from his oflice by
others, for the relief of Jacob Biggs, whose the President, and on conviction be removed from
law we can regulate foreign vessels, but we office, and be thereafter disqualified from holding
eyes were destroyed in battle in the late war. from what we learn from the representsay
By Mr. STOKÉS: The petition for the relief any office of honor, trust, or profit under this Govative of the Prussian Government, and the
of James M. Marshal, of La Fayette, Tennessee. representative of the British Government, and
vision. I ask for a vote.
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I move that the of the District of Columbia, praying equal Friday, June 19, 1868. report be adopted.
rights with other citizens of the United States; Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont. I should like a resolution of the Senate directing the Como Prayer by Rev. A. D. GILLETTE, D. D.
to have the Senator from West Virginia state wittee on the District of Columbia to inquire On motion of Mr. WILSON, and by unanwhat the subject is.
whether any legislation is necessary to secure imous consent, the reading of the Journal of
Mr. VAN WINKLE. It is a pension bill, safety and convenience of passengers on street yesterday was dispensed with.
and the amendment relates simply to the date cars of the Metropolitan Railroad Company, PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. at which the pension shall commence.
in Washington, District of Columbia ; resolu. Mr. WILSON presented resolutions of the The report was concurred in.
tions of the common comcil of the city of Legislature of Massachusetts, in favor of the
Washington, District of Columbia, in favor of construction of a ship-canal comecting Lakes
Mr. VAN WINKLE. There are two other granting an extension of the city charter with Erie and Ontario; which were referred to the pension bills which have been returued from
such amendments as may be deemed advisCommittee on Commerce. The liouse of Representatives with amendinents,
able, asked to be discharged from their further Mr. MORGAN presented the petition of the and which are now on ihe table, which I should
consideration ; which was agreed to. United States Express Company, praying that
like to have acted upon.
DONATION OF IRON RAILING.
Mr. FESSENDEN. The Committee on to issue to that company United States bonds
There being no objection, the Senate pro. and compound-interest notes in lieu of bonds
Public Buildings and Grounds, to whom was ceeded to consider the amendment of the House and notes destroyed by fire on the 30th of Jan
referred the joint resolution (H. R. No. 291) of Representatives to the bill (8. No. 280) grant- | donating to the Washivgtou City Orplan Asy: vary, 1866 ; which was referred to the Committee on Claiins.
ing a pension to Michael Hennessy, of Platte lum the iron railing taken from the old Hall of Mr. POMEROY presented the petition of
county, Missouri. The amendment was to the House of Representatives, have had the William Pollard, late a second assistant engi
strike out all after the word “ pensions," in same under consideration, and directed me to
line five, and to insert in lieu thereof subject neer United States Navy, praying to be restored
report it back without amendment and recomto the rank in the Navy from which he has
to the provisions and limitations of the pension mend its passage. This railing is of no value been dismissed ; which was referred to the laws, commencing January 1, 1863."
to us, and it may be of some value to this Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mi. VAN WINKLE. I more that the orphan asylum; and if there be no objection, Mr. CATTELL.
Senate concur in the amendment of the House.
I move that the resolution be taken up and
The motion was agreed to. numerously signed by underwriters and mer
passed. chants of Philadelphia, urging the importance
By unanimous consent, the Senate, as in of the coast survey for the preservation and
Mr. VAN WINKLE. I now move to take
Committee of the Whole, proceeded to condevelopment of the commercial wealth of the from the table Senate bill No. 425, which has
sider the joint resolution. It proposes to donate country, and earnestly requesting that no been returned from the House with an amend.
to the Washington City Orphan Asylum the means be adopted to lessen the full efficiency
iron railing taken from the old Hall of the of that service. I understand the Committee The motion was agreed to; and the Senate
House of Representatives, now in the Capitol on Appropriations have reported on that sub proceeded to consider the amendment of the
Grounds, on condition that it be taken away ject, and I therefore move that the memorial House of Representatives to the bill (S. No.
in ten days after the passage of this joint reslie on the table.
olution. 425) granting a pension to George Bennett. The motion was agreed to. The amendment was to strike out all after the
The joint resolution was reported to the Mr. CONKLING. I ask leave to present word “pension,” in line eight, and to insert in
Senate without amendment, ordered to a third the memorial of a number of insurance comlieu thereof 5 subject to the provisions and
reading, read the third time, and passed. panies, praying that Congress will, by resolu limitations of the pension laws, commencing
EVANSVILLE MARINE HOSPITAL. tion or such other action as may be proper in April 7, 1863."
Mr. MORTON. I desire to move to recon. the premises, declare and establish as a prin
Ví. VAN WINKLE. I make the same sider the vote by which the joint resolution ciple governing the relations of the United motion in that case,
(H. R. No. 44) authorizing the sale of the States with other nations at peace with this The amendment was concurred in.
marine hospital at Evansville, Indiana, was country, but which as between themselves
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
passed yesterday. may have been at war, that whenever hostili.
Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont, from the Com
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair ties between such belligerents shall have ceased mittee on Claims, to whom was referred the
is informed that the resolution has gone to the for so long a period of time as to raise the prepetition of Sister M. Zavier and Sister De
House of Representatives, and it will be neces: sumption that they will not be renewed (and Sales, of Charleston, South Carolina, submit
sary to make a motion to request the return of which period the memorialists would suggest
the bill from the House. ted a report; which was ordered to be printed. should not, unless in exceptional cases, exceed
He also, from the same committee, to whom
Mr. MORTON, Should that be made preone year) the state of war shall be deemed to was referred the petition of Dennis Sullivan,
liminary to this motion ? be at an end, so far as the Government and submitted a report; which was ordered to be
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Yes, sir. citizens of the United States are concerned, printed.
The Chair will put the question on a motion notwithstanding the absence of any formal Mr. EDMUNDS, from the Committee on
requesting the return of the joint resolution treaty or declaration of peace. The memorial the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill
from the House of Representatives. sets out the evils growing out of the uncertain (S. No. 538) in addition to an act to regulate
The motion was agreed to. state of thing existing in reference to the other the times and manner of holding elections for
ISRAEL T. CANBY'S SURETIES. Powers, the South American republics for
Senators in Congress, reported it with amendexample, which having had difficulties among
Mr. WILLEY. The Committee on Claims, themselves have not come to a condition of
to whom was referred the bill (S. No. 428) for
Mr. HENDERSON, from the Committee the relief of the sureties of Israel T. Cauby, peace by formal treaty; and the memorialists
on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the ask some action of Congress which will enable
late receiver of public moneys at Crawfordsbill (S. No. 478) to amend an act entitled "An our citizens to deal with those belligerents and
ville, Indiana, have had it under consideration, act for the removal of the Sisseton, Warpeton, | and directed me to report it back to the Senate yet not impinge upon any obligations which they Medawakonton, and Warpekuta
bands of Sioux
without amendment and recommend its pasought to observe. I move that the memorial be
or Dakota Indians, and for the disposition of referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. their lands in Minnesota and Dakota,''
sage, accompanied with a report which I ask
ap The motion was agreed to. proved March 3, 1863, reported it without
may be printed Mr. OONKLING. I present a similar memo
T'he PRESIDENT pro tempore. The report amendment.
will be printed, if there be no objection. rial, signed by a number of leading merchants
Mr. HOWE, from the Committee on Claims, Mr. HENDRICKS. There are but three of of the city of New York, and I move that it
to whom was referred the petition of William these sureties alive who are responsible. One take the same reference.
McDonaglı, reported adversely thereon.
of them is a very old gentleman, and another
is very frail from sickuess, and I should like MRS. ANN CORCORAN.
District of Columbia, to whom was referred very much to have the bill passed at this ses Mr. VAN WINKLE. I submit a report from the petition of True Putney, of Washington, District of Columbia, in relation to paving car.
sion. As it is a very clear case and a very a committee of conference.
short bill, I should like to have it considered The report was read, as follows:
riage-ways in the city of Washington, asked to
now if possible. I ask that the bill be read, The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment to the which was agreed to.
not insist upon it. bill (S. No. 184) granting a pension to Mrs. Ann Cor He also, from the same committee, to whom coran, having met, after full and free conference were referred the memorial of Rowland Cro
There being no objection, the Senate, as in have agreed to recommend, and do recommend to
Committee of the whole, proceeded to contheir respective Houses, as follows:
melien, praying the right of way an any avenue sider the bill. It proposes to release the sure That the Senate recede from their disagreement to or main line of railroad in the city of Wash
ties of Israel T. Canby, late receiver of public tho amendment of the House, and agree to the same. ington for the privilege of testing his patent moneys at the land office at Crawfordsville
, P. G. VAN WINKLE,
LYMAN TRUMBULL, for an improvement in railroads ; a pelition Indiaua, from all liability arising from any
II. VAN AERNAM,
lumbia, praying for the speedy passage of a such receiver ; and it directs the proper officers Managers on the part of the House, bill rechartering that city; a petition of citizens
of the Treasury Department to dismiss any and