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press-room each day.) sold, consumed, or removed for consumption or sale, or removed from the place of manulacture in bond, and to what district; and shall, on or before the tenth day of each and every month, furnish to the assistant assessor of the division a true and accurate abstract from such book of all such purchases, sales, and removals, made during the month next preceding, which abstract shall bo verified by his oath or affirmation: and in case of refusal or willful neglect to deliver the inventory, or keep the account, or furnish the abstract aforesaid, he sball, on conviction, be fined not less than $500 nor moro than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than six months nor more than threo years. And it shall bo the duty of any dealer in leaf tobacco, or in any inaterial used in manufacturing tobacco or snuff, ondemand of any officer of internal revenue to render a truo and correct statement, verificd by oath or affirmation, of the quantity and amount of such leaf tobacco or materials sold or delivered to any person named in such demand; and in case of refusal or neglect to render such statement, or if there is cause to believe such statement to be incorrect or fra udulent, the assessor shall make an examination of per8ons, books, and papers, in the same manner as provided in this act in relation to frauds and evasions.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

SEC. 72. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall cause to be prepared suitable and special revenue stamps for payment of the lax on tobacco and snuff, which stamps shall indicate the weight and class of the article on which payment is to bo made, and stamps when used on any woodeu package shall be canceled by sinking a portion of the same into the wood with a steel die; also, such warehouse stamps as are required by this act, which stamps shall be furnished to the collectors of internal revenue requiring the same, who shall each keep at all times a supply equal in amount to three months' sales thereof, and shall sell the saine only to the manufacturers of tobacco and snuff in their respective districts who have given bonds as required by-law, to owners or consignees of tobacco or snuif, upon the requisition of the proper customhouse othicer having the custody of such tobacco or snuff, and to persons required by law to atlix the same to tobacco or snuff on hand on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1869; and every collector shall keep an account of the number, amount, and denominate values of stamps sold by him to each manufacturer, and to other persons above described.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 73. And be it further enacted, That every manufacturer of tobacco or snuff shall, in addition to all other requirements of this act relating to tobacco, securely affix, by pasting on each package containing tobacco or snuff manufactured by or for him, a label on which shall be printed, together with the manufacturer's name and the number of his manufactory, and the district and State in which it is situated, these words :

*NOTICE.-The manufacturer of this tobacco has complied with all requirements of law. Every person is cautioned, under the penalties of law, not to use this package for tobacco again."

Any manufacturer of tobacco who shall neglect to aflix such label to any package containing tobacco made by or for him, or sold or offored for sale by or for him; or any person who shall remove any sueh label so affixed from any such package.shall, on conviction, be fined fifty dollars for each package in respect to which such offense shall be conimitted.

Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. I move before the words "securely affix" to insert print on cach package or.

The amendment was agreed to.

No further amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 74. And be it further enacted, That any manufacturer of tobacco or snuff who shall remove otherwise than as provided by law, or sell any tobacco or. spuff without the proper stamps denoting the tax thereon, or without baving paid the special tax, or given bond is required by law, or who shall mako falso or fraudulent entries of manufactures or sales of tobacco or snuff, or who shall make false or fraudulent entries of the purchase or sales of leaf tobacco, tobacco stems, or other material, or who shall affix any false, forged, fraudulent, spurious, or counterfeit stamp, or imitation of any stamp required by this act, to any box or package containing any tobacco or snuff, shall, in addition to the penalties elsewhere provided in this act for such offenses, forfeit to the United States all tho raw material and manufactured or partly manufactured tobacco and snuff, and all machinery, tools, implements, apparatus, fixtures, boxes, and barrels, and all othor materials which shall be found in the possession of such person, in the manufactory of such person, or elsewhcre.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read as follows:

Sec. 75. And be it further enacted, That the absence of the proper stamp on any package of manufactured tobacco or snuff shall be notice to all persons that the tax has not been paid thereon, and shall be primu facie evidence of the non-payment thereof. And such tobacco or snuff shall be forfeited to the United States.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read as follows:

Sko. 76. And be it further enacted, Tbat any person

who shall remove from any manufactory, or from Mr. CARY. Yes, sir; he does. He has to any place where tobacco or snuff is made, any man

have one. He has to give a bond of $5,000. ufactured tobacco or snuff without the same being put up in proper packages, or without the proper

Mr. SCHENCK. That objection was made stamp for the amount of tax thereon being a flixed to us, and after hearing it was considered that and canceled, as required by law; or, if intended for export, without the proper warohouse stamp

there was some reason in it, so we agreed with being affixed; or shall use, sell, or offer for sale, or

the gentlemen who came before us to alter the have in possession, except in the manufactory or in phraseology so as to make it

or he may proa bonded warehouse, any manufactured tobacco or vide a secure room in a suitable building to be snuff, without proper stamps being affixed and canceled; or shall sell, or offer for sale, for consumption

used as such warehouse." That seemed to be in the United Statos, or use, or have in possession, | satisfactory. except in the manufactory or in a bonded warehouse,

Mr. CARY. There are a great many small any manufactured tobacco or snuff on which only the warehouse stamp marking tho same for export manufacturers who are not worth $5,000 who has been affixed, shall, on conviction thereof, for have $5,000 worth of tobacco on hand or more, each such offense, respectively, be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000, and be imprisoned not

and yet you require them all to have a bonded less than six inonths nor more than two years. And warehouse or a store room, and to give a boud. any person who shall affix to any package containing It seems to me this will have the effect to break tobacco or snuff any falso, forged, fraudulent, spurious, or counterfeit stamp, or a 'stamp which has up all the small manufacturers of tobacco and been before used, shall be deemed guilty of a felony,

throw the business into the hands of monopoand, on conviction, shall be fined not less than $1,000

lists. I do not see the necessity for bonded nor more than $5,000, and imprisoued not less than

warehouses for tobacco at all except for export. two years nor more than five years.

They cannot move it from the factory until a No amendment being offered, the Clerk read

stamp is put on it. They are under bond not as follows:

to do it. “Any man is liable to the penitentiary SEC. 77. And be it further enacted, That whenever who takes it out of the factory before it is any stamped box, bag, vessel, wrapper, or envelopo of any kind, containing tobacco or snuff, sball bo stamped. Where is the necessity of taking emptied, the stamped portion thereof shall be de- tobacco to a bonded warehouse to-day, and stroyed by the person in whose hands the same may then after putting on the tax taking it right out be. And any person who shall willfully neglect or refuse so to do shall, for each such offense, on convic

again, perhaps in an hour, upon an order for tion, be fined fifts dollars, and imprisoned not less

it? And yet they must go through that farce than ten days nor more than six months. And any of putting it into the warehouse and taking it person whoshall sell orgiro away, or who shall buy or accept from another, any such empty stamped box,

out again. Every man is under fear of the bag, vessel, wrapper, or envelope of any kind, or the penitentiary if he takes it from the factory stamped portion thereof, shall, for each such offonse, before the tax is paid. I do not see tbat it can on conviction, be fined $100 and imprisoned for not less than twenty days and not more tban one year.

be guarded any further. Mr. Chairman, I will And any manufacturer or other person who shall put withdraw my amendment, and move to strike tobacco or snuff into any such box, bag, vessel, wrap- out the whole section. per, or envelope, the saine having been either einptied or partially emptied, sball, for each such offense,

The amendment was disagreed to. on conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more The Clerk read as follows: than $500, and imprisoned for not less than one nor more than three years.

Sec. 79. And be it further enacted, That the Com

missiopes of Internal Revenue, upon the execution Mr. MYERS. I would like to know whether of such bonds as he may prescribe, mar designate class B warehouses are abolished in this bill?

and establish, at any port of entry in the United States,

bonded warehouses for the storage of manufactured Mr. SCHENCK. Entirely.

tobacco and snuff, in bond, intended for exportation, Mr. ROBINSON. I suggest to the Com- selecting suitable buildings for such purpose, to be mittee of Ways and Means that in all these

recommended by the collector in charge of exports

at such port, to be known as export bonded warecases the language is, shall be fined so much

houses, and used exclusively for the storage of mana. for a small offense and imprisoned. It does factured tobacco and snuff in bond. Every such not seem to me right. I think it should be

warehouse shall be under the control of the collector

of internal revenue in charge of exports at the port 'fined or imprisoned." I make this sugges. where such warehouse is located, and shall be in tion.

charge of the internal revenue storekeeper assigned Mr. ALLISON. It is that way now.

there by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. No

manufactured tobacco or snuff shall be withdrawn No amendment being offered, the Clerk read or removed from any bonded warehouse without an as follows:

order or permit from tbe collector in charge of Sec. 78. And be it further enacted. That every manu

exports at such port, which shall be issued only for

the immediate transfer to a vessel by which such facturer of plug tobacco shall provide at his own tobacco or snuff is to be exported to a foreign counexpenso a warehouse suitable for the storage of plug

try, as hereinafter provided, or after the tax has tobacco of his own manufacturo only; or he may

been paid thereon. And such warehouse shall be provide a secure room in a suitable building, to be

under such further regulations as the Commissioner used as such warehouse; but no dwelling-houso shall

of Internal Revenue may prescribe. be used for such purpose, and no door, window, or other opening shall bo made or permitted in the No amendment being offered, the Clerk read walls thereof leading into any other room or building as follows: used for any other purpose, or into the manufactory where such tobacco is manufactured; and after a SEC. 80. And be it further enacted, That manufac. bond has boen given, as hereinafter provided, such

tured tobacco and snuff may be removed in bond warohouse or room, when approved by the Commis- from the warehouse of the manufactory, without sioner of Internal Revenue, on report of the collector, payment of the tax, to be transported directly to an is hereby declared to be a bonded warehouse of the export bonded warehouse for the storage of mapu. United States, and shall be under the control of the factured tobacco or snuff established at a port of collector of the district and in the custody of an in- entry as herein before provided; and the deposit in ternal revenue storokeeper designated for that pur- and withdrawal from any bonded warehouse, the pose by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and transportation and the exportation of manufactured shall be kept locked at all timos except when such tobacco and snuff shall bo made under such rules oflicor shall be present; and the stamps required by and regulations and after inaking such entries and law on the plug tobacco stored in such warehouse executing such bonds and giving such other additional shall be afixed, and such of said stamps as are for security as may be prescribed by the Commissioner the payment of taxes shall be duly canceled before of Internal Revenue, which shall in all respects, 80 removal from such warehouse. And the owner of far as applicable, conform to the provisions of law such warehouse shall.execute a bond to the United and regulations relating to distilled spirits to be States, with two or moro suretics, to be approved by deposited in or withdrawn from bondod warehouse the collector and assessor, which bond shall be in or transported or exported. All tobacco and an aff such form and contain such conditions as shall be intended for export, before being removed from the prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; manufacturer's warehouse, shall have affixed to each and the penal sum of such bond shall not bo less package an engraved stamp indicative of such intenthan $5,000, nor less than double the amount of tax tion, to be provided and furnished to the sevoral colon the tobacco stored therein; and said bond may lectors, as in the case of other stamps, and to bo bo increased or renewed from time to time in regard charged to them and accounted for in the same inaneither to the amount thereof or the sureties as tbe ner; and for the expense attending the providing collector, assessor, or the Commissioner of Internal and affixing such stamps, twenty-five cents for cach Revenue may require; and such bonded warehouse package go stamped shall be paid to the collector on shall be under such further regulations as the Com- making the entry for such transportation; but the missioner of Internal Revenue may prescribo.

provisions of this section shall not limit the time for

tobacco or snuff to remain in bond. Mr. CARY. I move to strike out the word No amendment was offered, and the Clerk "shall,'' in the second line, and insert "may." It does seem to me a hardship to require every

read the next section, as follows: little manufacturer of tobacco in the country

Sec. 81. And be it further enacted, That in all cases

where tobacco or snuff of any description is manu: to provide a bonded warehouse and pay for a factured, in whole or in part, upon commission or storekeeper.

shares, or where the material from which any such Mr. MAYNARD. He does not pay for a

articles are made, or are to be made, is furnished by

one person and inade or inanufactured by another, or storekeeper.

where the material is furnished or sold by one person

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with an understanding or agreement with another that tbe manufactured article is to be received in payment therefor, or for any part thereof, the stamps required by law shall be fixed by the actual maker or manufucturer before the article passes from the place of making or manufacturing. And in case of fraud on the part of either of said persons in respeet to said manufacture, or of any collision on their part with intent to defraud the revenue, such material and manufactured articles shall be forfeited to the United States; and each person to such fraud or collusion shall be deomed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more than $5,000, and imprisoned for not less than six months nor more than three years.

No amendment being offered, the next sec. tion was read, as follows:

SEC. 82. And be it further enacted, That every dealer in leaf tobacco sball enter daily, in a book kept for that purpose, under such regulations as the Commismissioner of Internal Revenue may prescribe, the number of hogsheads, cases, and pounds of leaf tobacco purchased by him, and of whom purchased. and the number of hogsheads, cases, or pounds sold by him, with the name and residence, in each instance, of the person to whom sold, and if shipped, to whoin shipped and to what district. Such book shall be kept at his place of business, and shall be open at all hours to the inspection of any assessor, collector, or other revenue officer; and any dealer in leaf tobacco who shall neglect or refuse to keep such book shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $500, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than $100 nor more tban $5,000, and imprisoned not loss than six months por more than two years.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 83. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, and until the 1st day of October, 1868, all manufactured tobacco and snuff (not including cigars) imported from foreign countries, shall be placed by the owner, importer, or consignee thereof in a bonded warehouse of the United States at the place of importation, in the same manner and under rules as provided for warehousing goods imported into the United States, and shall not be withdrawn from such warehouse, nor be entered for consumption or transportation in the United States prior to the said 1st day of October, 1868. All manufactured tobacco and snuff (not including cigars) imported from foreign countries, after tho passage of this act, sball, in addition to the import duties imposed on the same, pay the tax prescribed in this act for like kinds of tobacco and snuff manufactured in the United States, and have the same stamps respectively affixed. Such stamps shall be affixed and canceled on all such articles so imported by the owner or importer thereof, while such articles are in tho custody of the proper custom-house officers, and such articles shall not pass out of the custody of such officers until the stamps have been affixed and canceled. Such tobacco and snuff shall be put up in packages, as prescribed in this act for like articles manufactured in the United States before such stamps are afiixed; and the owner or inporter of such tobacco and snuff shall be liable to all the penal provisions of this act, prescribed for manufac'urers of tobacco and snuff manufactured in the United States, Where it shall be necessary to take any of such articles, so imported, to any place for the purpose of repacking, affixing, and canceling such stamps, other than the public stores of the United States, the collector of customs of the port where such articles shall be entered shall designate a bonded warehouse to which such articles shall be taken, under the control of such customs officer as such collector may direct. And any officer of customs who shall permit any such articles to pass out of his custody or control without compliance by the owner or importer thereof with the provisions of this section relating thereto, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on eonviction, be fined not less than $1,000, nor more than $5.000, and imprisoned not less than six months por more than three years.

No amendment was offered, and the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 84. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act it shall be the duty of every dealer in manufactured tobacco, having on hand more than twenty pounds, and every dealer in snuff having

on hand more than ten pounds, to immediately make a true and correct inventory of tho amount of such tobacco and snuff respectively, under onth or affirmation, and to deposit such inventory with the assistant assessor of the proper division, who shall immediately return the same to the assessor of the district, who shall immediately thereafter inake an abstract of theseveral inventories filed in his office, and transmit such abstract to the Coinmissioner of Internal Revenue, and a like inventory and return shall be made on the first day of every month thereafter, and a liko abstract of inventories shall be transmitted while any such dealer has tobaceo or snuff remaining on hand manufactured in the United States, or imported prior to the passage of this act, and not stainped. After tho 1st day of January, 1869, all smoking, fine-cut chewing tobacco, or snuff, and after the 1st day of July, 1869, all other inanufactured tobacco of every description, shall be taken and deemed as having been manufactured after the passage of this act, and shall not be sold or offered for sale unless put up in packages and stamped as prescribed by this act; and any person who shall sell or offer for sale after the 1st day of January, 1809, any sinoking, fine-cut chewing tobacco, orsuuff, and aftur tho Ist day of July, 1869, any other manufactured tobacco not so put up in packages and stamped,

shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $500 nor visions of this act in such penal sum as the assessor more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than six of the district may require, not less than $200, with months nor more than two years.

an addition of $100 for each person proposed to be No amendment was offered, and the next

employed by him, &c.

I will detain the committee but a moment. section was read, as follows: SEC. 85. And be it further enacted, That any person

This refers to cigar manufacturers, and there who shall, after the passage of this act, sell, or offor

are a large number of such manufacturers for sale, any manufactured tobacco or snuff, repre- throughout the country, and a large number in senting the same to bave been manufactured and the my own district, who are poor men. They can tax paid thereon prior to the passage of this act, when the same was not so manufactured, and the tax not

scarcely give the bond now required by law of so paid, shall be liable to a penalty of $500 for each $100 for theinselves and $100 for each emoffense and shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; I ployé ; and if you increase it in this manner, and on conviction shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than 85,000, and shall be imprisoned notless

instead of increasing the revenue you will only than six months nor more than two years.

open up avenues to fraud; they will make No amendment was offered, and the Clerk cigars in out-of-the-way places, and will not read the next section, as follows:

give bonds at all. You call them “manufacSEC. 86. And be it further enacted, That all manu- turers,'' and suppose they are rich men, but factured tobacco and snuff, manufactured prior to many of them are poor men, and cannot give the passage of this act, and held in bond at the time

such a bond as this. I hope the amendment
of its passage, may be sold for consumption in the
original packages, with the proper stamps for tho

will be adopted.
amount of tax thereon affixed and canceled as ro- The amendment was disagreed to.
quired by law; and any person who shall, after the
passage of this act, offer for sale any tobacco or snuff,

Mr. HOLMAN. I move to strike ont in packages of a different size from those limited and

66 $1,000" and insert “ $500." I will only say prescribed by this act, representing the same to have that for very small manufacturers the amount been held in bond at the time of the passage of this act, when the same was not so held in bond, shall,

named in the section is certainly too large.
on conviction, be fined fifty dollars for each package Mr. SCHENCK. I will agree that that
in respect to which such offenso shall be committed: || amendment may be adopted, to be voled on in
Provided, That after the 1st day of January, A. D.
1869, no such tobacco or snuff shall be sold or removed

the House.
for sale or consumption froin any bonded warehouso The amendment was agreed to.
unless put up in packages and stamped as provided No amendment was offered.
by this act,

The next section was read, as follows:
No amendment was offered, and the next
section was read, as follows:

SEC. 89. And be it further enacted, That within thirty

days after the passage of this act every cigar manuCigars.

facturer shall place and keep on the side or end of Sec. 87. And be it further enacted, That upon cigars

the building within which his business is carried on, which shall be manufactured and sold, or removod

so that it can be distinctly seen, a sign, with letters for consuinption or use, there shall be assessed and

thereon not less than three inches in length, painted collected the following taxes, to bo paid by the man

in oil colors or gilded, giving his full name and busiufacturer thereof :

ness. Any person neglecting to comply with the On cigarettes, cigars, and cheroots of all descrip

requiremonts of this section shall, on conviction, be tions, mado of tobacco or any substitute therefor,

fined not less than $100, nor more than $500. five dollars per thousand. And the Commissioner No amendment was offered. of Internal Revenue may prescribe such regulations for the inspection of cigars, cheroots, and cigarettes,

The next section was read, as follows: and the collection of the tax thereon, as shall, in his SEC. 90. And be it further enacted, That it shall be judgment, be most effective for the prevention of the duty of every assistant assessor to keep a record, frauds in the payment of such tax.

in a book to be provided for the purpose, to bo open

to the inspection of any person, of thoname and resiNo amendment was offered, and the Clerk

dence of every person engaged in the manufacture read the next section, as follows:

of cigars in his division, the place where such manuSEC. 88. And be it further enacted, That every person

facture is carried on, and the number of the manubefore cominencing, or, if already commenced, before

factory, together with the names and residences of continuing, the manufacture of cigars, shall furnists,

every cigar-maker employed in his division; and the without provious demand therefor, to the assistant

assistant assessor shall enterin said record, under the assessor of the division a statement in duplicate, sub

namo of each manufacturer, an abstract of his invenscribed under oath or affirmation, accurately setting

tories and monthly returns; and each assessor shall forth the place, and, if in a city, the street and num

keep a similar record for the district, and shall cause ber of the street, where the manufacture is to becar

the several manufactories of cigars in the district to ried on; and if the same shall be manufactured for,

be numbered consecutively, which number shall not or to be sold and delivered to, any other person, the

thereafter be changed. name and residence and business or occupation of No amendment was offered. the person for whom the cigars are to be manufac- The next section was read, as follows: tured or to whom to be delivered ; and shall give a bond in conformity with the provisions of this act,

Sec. 91. And be it further enacted, That from and in such penal sum as the assessor of the district may

after the passage of this act all cigars shall be packed require, not less than $1,000, with an addition of $100

in boxes, not beforo used for that purpose, contain: for each person proposed to be employed by him in

ing not more, respectively, than twenty-five, fifty, making cigars, conditioned that ho will not employ

one hundred, two hundred and fifty, or five hundred any person to manufacture cigars who has not been

cigars each; and any person who shall sell or offer duly registered as a cigar-maker; that ho will not

for sale, or deliver or offer to deliver, any cigars in engage in any attempt, by himself or by collusion

any other form than in new boxes as above described, with others, to defraud the Government of any tax

or who shall pack in any box any cigars in excess of on his manufactures; that he will render truly and

the number provided by law to be put in cach box correctly all tho returns, statements, and inventories

respectively, or who shall falsely brand any box, or prescribed ; that whenever he shall add to the num

who shall affix a stamp on any box denoting a less ber of cigar-makers employed by him he will imme

amount of tax than that required by law. shall, upon diately givo notice thereof to the collector of the dis

conviction for any of the above described offenses, be trict; that he will stamp, in accordance with law, all

fined for each such offense respectively not less than cigars manufactured by him before he offers the same

$100 nor more than $1,000, and be imprisoned not less or any part thereof for sale, and before he romoves

than six months nor more than two years. any part thereof from the place of manufacture; that Mr. STEVENS, of New Hampshire. I move he will not knowingly sell, purchase, expose, or receive for sale any cigars which have not been stamped

to amend this section by inserting after the as required by law; and that he will comply with all words “ from and after the passage of this act the requirements of law relating to the manufacture all cigars shall be packed" the words “by the of cigars. The sum of said bond may be increased from time to time, and additional sureties required,

manufacturer.” This section provides that all at the discretion of the assessor, or under the instruc- cigars shall be packed up in certain numbers tions of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. in boxes not before used for that purpose. It Every cigar manufacturer shall obtain from the collector of the district, who is hereby required to issile

also provides that no person shall sell or offer the same, a certificate setting forth the number of for sale, or shall deliver or offer to deliver, any cigar-makers for which tho bond has been given, cigars in any other form than in new boxes. I which certificate shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the manufactory; and any cigar man

am at a loss how, under that provision, the sellufacturer who shall neglect or refuse to obtain such ing of cigars by retail, by the single cigar, can certificate, or to keep the samo posted as hereinbe- be carried on. And I would move to further fore provided, shall, on conviction, be fined $100. Any person manufacturing cigars of any description

amend the section by inserting the words “ cigar without first giving bond as herein required shall, manufacturer" in lieu of the word person'' on conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more before the words “ who shall sell or offer for than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than three months Dor more than five years. Cigarettes and

sale." I think my amendment will obviate a cheroots shall be held to be cigars under the meaning | difficulty that may arise under this section as it of this act.

now stands. Mr. MYERS. On page 112, lines fourteen Mr. SCHENCK. I have no objection to those and fifteen, I move to strike out “$1,000” and l amendments. insert “$200;': so that the clause will read: The amendments of Mr. STEVENS, of New

And shall give a bond in conformity with tbe pro- Hampshire, were theu agreed to.

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Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. I move used in manufacturing cigars, on demand of any boxed and stamped, shall be forfeited to the United to further amend this section by inserting after

officer of internal revenue authorized by law, to States. And any person who shall commit any of the

render to such officer a true and correct statement, above-described offenses shall, on conviction, befined the words "all cigars shall be packed by the

verified by oath or affirmation, of the quantity and for each such offense, respectively, not less than $100 manufacturer in boxes'' the words “or bun- amount of such leaf tobacco or materials sold or nor more than $1,000, and imprisoned not less than dles;" also to strike out the words “not before delivered to any person or persons named in such six months nor more than two years. And any perused for that purpose.''

demand; and in case of refusal or neglect to render son who shall pack cigars in any box bearing a false

such statement, or if there is cause to believe such or fraudulent or counterfeit stamp, or who shall Mr. SCHENCK. That will destroy our

statement to be incorrect or fraudulent, the assessor remove, or cause to be removed, any stamp denoting

shall make an examination of persons, books, and the tax on cigars from any box, with intent to uso whole system of stamps.

papers in the same manner as provided in this act in the same, or who shall use, or permit any other perMr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. It is relation to frauds and evasions.

son to use, any stamp so removed, or who shall asserted by cigar-makers that bundles can be No amendment was offered.

receive, buy, sell, give away, or have in his posses

sion any stamp so removed, or who shall make any stamped just as well as boxes. I think it will The next section was read, as follows: other fraudulent use of any stamp or stamped be an unnecessary burden to require all cigars

SHc. 93. And be it further enacted, That the Com

box intended for cigars, or who shall remove from

the place of manufacture any cigars not properly to be put in boxes. I hope my amendment will missioner of Internal Revenue shall cause to be

taxed and stamped as required by law, shall be be adopted.

prepared, for payment of the tax upon cigars, suit-
able stamps denoting the tax thereon; and all cigars

deemed guilty of a felony, and, on conviction, shall The amendment of Mr. HUBBARD, of West shall be packed in quantities of twenty-five, fifty, one

be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, and

imprisoned not less than six months nor more than Virginia, was not agreed to. hundred, two hundred and fifty, and five hundred.

three years. and all such stamps sball be furnished to collectors Mr. HIGBY. I would suggest to the Com

requiring the same, who shall, if there be any cigar No amendment was offered. mittee of Ways and Means that the amendment manufacturers within their respective districts, keep

The next section was read as follows: on hand at all times a supply equal in amount to which has been adopted on the motion of the

two months' sales thereof, and sball sell the same Sec. 96. And be it further enacted, That the absence gentleman from New Hampshire [Mr. STE- only to the cigar manufacturers who have given of the proper revenue stamp on any box of cigars VENS] will open a wide door to frauds. His bonds and paid tho special tax, as required by law. sold or offered for sale, or kept for sale, shall be notion amendment forbids any cigar manufacturer to

in their districts respectively, and to importers of to all persons that the tax has not been paid thereon,

cigars who are required to affix the same to inported and shall be conclusive evidence of the non-payment offer any cigars for sale except they are put up cigars in the custody of customs officers and to per- thereof; and such cigars shall be forfeited to the in boxes, as required by this section. But this sons required by la iv to affix the same to cigars on United States. provision can be evaded by permitting any other

hand on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1809; and
every collector shall keep an account of the number,

No amendment was offered. person than a manufacturer to do so, the manu- amount, and denominate values of the stamps sold The next section was read, as follows: facturer could employ a person to do so and by him to each cigar manufacturer, and to other

SEC. 97. And be it further enacted, That in all cases thus evade the intention of the law. It seems persons above described : Provided, That from and

where cigars of any description are manufactured, after the passage of this act, the duty on cigars imto me that this change is a very bad one. I

in whole or in part, upon commission or shares, or ported into the United States from foreign countries

where tho material is furnished by one party and think the section as reported by the Committee shall be two dollars per pound, and twenty-five per

manufactured by another, or whero thc material is of Ways and Means was better than it is now cent, ad valorem.

furnished or sold by one party with an understandas amended.

Mr. MYERS. I will not interrupt the com

ing or agreement with another that the cigars are to be received in payment therefor, or for any

part Mr. ROBINSON. We can vote down the mittee now, if this section can be reserved for

thereof, tbo stamps required by law shall be affixed amendment in the House. amendment hereafter.

by the actual maker before the cigars are removed Mr. HIGBY. I desired to call the attention The CHAIRMAN. If there is no objection

from the place of manufacturing. And in case of

fraud on the part of either of said parties in respect of the Committee of Ways and Means to the the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. MYERS]

to said manufacture, or of any collusion on their effect of the amendment.

will have the privilege of moving hereafter an part with intent to defraud the revenue, such maThe CHAIRMAN. Any gentleman can call amendment to this section.

terial and cigars shall be forfeited to the United

States, and every person engaged in such fraud or for a separate vote on that amendment when There was no objection.

collusion shall, on conviction, be fined not less than this bill comes up in the House.

Mr. MAYNARD. I want to reserve a ques. $100 nor more than $5,000, and imprisoned for not Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. I hope tion of order upon the proviso at the end of

less than six months nor more than three years, the chairman of the Committee of Ways and the section just read.

No amendment was offered. Means [Mr. SCHENCK] will consent that the

The CHAIRMAN. On what ground?

The next section was read, as follows: committee now rise, so that we may

have an

Mr. MAYNARD. That the proviso is not SEC. 98. And be it further enacted, That any manuopportunity to examine this section more germane.

facturer of cigars, wbo shall remove or sell any thoroughly between this time and to-morrow,

The CHAIRMAN. The gentleman will see

cigars without payment of the special tax as a cigar

manufacturer, or without having given bond as such, when the bill is taken up again. at once that as the bill was referred to the

or without the proper stamps denoting the tax Mr. SCHENCK. I will consent that this Committee of the Whole without any point of

thereon, or who shall make false or fraudulent en

tries of manufactures or sales of any cigars, or who section shall be considered still open to amend. order being reserved, and as it is now being

shall make false or fraudulent entries of the purment to-morrow, when there is a fuller attend. read for amendment, it is too late to raise any chrase or sales of leaf tobacco, tobacco stems, or other ance in the committee. point of that kind.

material used in the manufacture of cigars, or who Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. That

Mr. MAYNARD. The bill has never been

shall affix any false, forged, spurious, fraudulent, or

counterfeit stamp, or imitation of any stamp. rewill do, if that consent can be given. read through.

quired by law to any box containing any cigars, The CHAIRMAN. If no objection is made,

The CHAIRMAN. But the first reading || shall; in addition to the penalties elsewhere prothis section will be regarded as open to was waived in consequence of the length of

vided in this act for such offenses, forfeit to the

United States all raw material and manufactured or amendment hereafter.

the bill, it having been printed and every gen. partly manufactured tobacco and cigars, and all maNo objection was made. tleman being presumed to have read it.

chinery, tools, implements, apparatus, fixtures, boxes, No further amendment was offered to the

Mr. STEWART. The bill was on our desks

barrels, and all other materials, which shall be found

in the possession of such person, or in his manufacsection,

only a few hours before we went into Commit- tory, and used in his business as such manufacturer, The next section was read, as follows: mittee of the Whole upon it.

together with his estate or interest in the building The CHAIRMAN.. But the first reading,

or factory and the lot or tract of ground on which SEC. 92. And be it further enacted, That every person

such building or factory is located, and all appurnow or hereafter engaged in the manufacture of on which points of order could have been raised

tenances thereunto belonging. cigars, shall make and deliver to the assistant assessor upon anything in the bill, was dispensed with, of the division a true inventory, in form prescribed

No amendment was offered. by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, of the and the right to raise points of order was not

The next section was read, as follows: quantity of leaf tobacco, cigars, stems, scraps, clips reserved.

SEC. 99. And be it further enacted, That all cigars pings, and waste, and the number of cigar boxes and The next section was read, as follows: the capacity of each box, held or owned by bim on

imported from foreign countries after the passage of Sec. 94. And be it further enacted, That every man

this act shall, in addition to the import duties imthe 1st day of January of each year, or at the time of commencing and at the time of concluding business,

ufacturer of cigars shall securely affix, by pasting on posed on the same, pay the tax prescribed in this act if before or after the 1st of January, setting forth

each box containing cigars manufactured by or for for cigars manufactured in the United States, and what portion of said goods, and what kinds, were

him, a label on which shall be printed, together with have the same stamps affixed. Such stamps shall be the manufacturer's name, the number of his inanu

affixed and canceled by the owner or importer of manufactured or produced by him, and what were

factory, and the district and State in which it is sit- cigars while they are in the custody of the proper purchased from others, which inventory shall be verified by his oath or affirmation indorsed on said uated, these words:

custom-house officers; and such cigars shall not pass inventory; and the assistant assessor shall make per

NOTICE.-The manufacturer of the cigars herein

out of the custody of such officers until the stamps sonal examination of the stock sufficient to satisfy contained has complied with all the requirements of

have been so affixed and canceled; but shall be put up himself as to the correctness of the inventory, and

law. Every person is cautioned under the penalties in boxes containing quantities as prescribod in this shall verify the fact of such examination by oath or of law not to use this box for cigars again.

act for cigars manufactured in the United States affirmation taken before the assessor, also to be in

Any manufacturer of cigars who shall neglect to

before such stamps are affixed. And the owner or dorsed on the inventory; and every such person shall

alix such label to any box containing cigars made by importer of such cigars shall be liable to all the enter daily in a book, the form of which shall be pre

or for him, or sold or offered for sale by or for him, penal provisions of this act prescribed for manufacscribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue,

or any person who shall remove any such label so turers of cigars manufactured in the United States. an accurate account of all the articles aforesaid pur

affixed froin any such box, shall, upon conviction Where it shall be necessary to take any of such cigars, chased by him, the quantity of leaf tobacco, cigars,

thereof, be fined fifty dollars for each box in respect so imported, to any place for the purpose of affixing stems, or cigar boxes, of whatever description, inanto which such offense shall be committed.

and canceling such stamps, other than the public ufactured, sold, consumed, or removed for consump

stores of the United States, the collector of customs

No amendment was offered. tion or sale, or removed from the place of manufac

of the port where such cigars shall be entered shall ture; and shall, on or before the tenth day of each and

The next section was read, as follows: designato a bonded warehouse to which they shall be every month, furnish to the assistant assessor of the SEC. 95. And be it further enacted, That all cigars

taken, under the control of such customs officer as division a true and accurate abstract from such book which shall be removed from any manufactory or

such collector may direct. And any officer of cus. of all such purchases, sales, and removals made during place where cigars are made without the same being

toms who shall permit any such cigars to pass out of the month next preceding, which abstract shall be packed in boxes, as required by this act, or without

his custody or control without compliance by the verified by his oath or affirmation; and in case of the proper stamp thereon denoting the tax, or with

owner or importer thereof with the provisions of this refusal or willful neglect to deliver the inventory, or out burning into each box with a branding iron the

section relating thereto shall be deemed guilty of a keep the account, or furnish the abstract aforesaid, number of the cigars contained therein, and the

misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, bo he shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $500

fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000, and name of the manufacturer, and the number of the por more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than district and the State, or without the stamp denoting

imprisoned not less than six months nor more than

three years. six months nor more than three years. It shall be the tax thereon being properly affixed and canceled, the duty of any dealer in leaf tobacco or material or which sball be sold or offered for sale not properly No amendment was offered.

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boxed and stamped, shall be forfeited to the States. And any person who eball ACER above-deseribed offenses shall. an coa vieraste for each such offense, respectively. Dalam por more than $1,000, and imțrisa six months por more than two yer alan 80D who shall pack cigars in any box beas. or fraudulent or counterfeit timp, 4 remove, or cause to be removed, 205 the tax on cigare from any box, with 14 the saine, or who shall use, or peralt an o sun to use, any stamp $0 remorci, receive, buy, sell, give away, úr bare in s te rion any stamp 30 reinore, or who sti: other fraudulent use of any laulu saa toxintended for cigars, or the sbar

, resting ibe piace of manufacture aos cigari na mapie taxed and stamped as required by lar a deemed guilty of a felony, and, uscare be fined not less than $i nor more than on imprisoned not les than six months na three years.

No amendment was offered.
The next section was read as follows:
Sec. 36. And be * further easted, Thu the
of the proper revenue stamp 08 any

zold or offered for sale, or kell for sale, dan to all persons that the tax bas Dot bero per and sball be conclusive evidence of the bibelt thereof; and such cigars eball be fire United States.

No amendment was offered.

The next section was read, as hier i Sec. 9. Ani be it further exactes, Thai tot

where cigars of any description are Eube. in whole or in part, apoa tu na wbere the material is furbished bę Ms. mapofactured by another, or where thens furnibed or sold by one party with an Dia

ing or agreement with another that the I to be received in paymeni ibere ordine

thereof, the atamps required by laweta, its by the actual maker before tbe cigan LT IS from the place of manulaciring dian fraud on the part of either of said pro to said manufacture, or of any claudi part with intent to defraud the terce terial and cigars shall be forfeited : Saies, and every person encagali potiusion shall, on convictioc, be DEANTE. $0 por more than $5,00), ardiopicsa less tban six months por more than there is

No amendment was offered. The next section was read, as die Src. 8. And be it further exadel, Teatre facturer of cigars, who shall remedies cigars without payment of the spet 1. tunnis manufacturer, or without having are DEB er without the proper siaipps doen?

tion I want to move to come in after the one hundred and seventh.

Mr. SCHENCK. I want to get past the provision on tobacco and cigars, and will consent the gentleman shall offer that to-morrow.

Mr. PIKE. I move the following: And be it further enacted, That upon all interest arising from bonds of the United States there shall bo levied, collected, and paid a duty of ten per cent. on the amount of said interest, and the Treasurer of the United States and such subordinate officers as shall bo charged with the payment of interest shall assess and collect the duty hereby levied.

Mr. SCHENCK. I make the point of order that is not germane.

Mr. PIKE. It is.

The CHAIRMAN. The Chair sustains the point of order.

Mr. PIKE. I appeal from the decision of the Chair.

Mr. HOLMAN. I move that the committee now rise.

The motion was agreed to.

The committee accordingly rose; and the Speaker having resumed the chair, Mr. BLAINE reported that the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, pursuant to the order of the House, had had under consideration the Union generally, and particularly the special order, being House bill No. 1284, to change and more effectually secure the collection of internal taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and to amend the tax on banks, and had come to no resolution thereon.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Mr. ARCHER asked and obtained leave of absence until the 30th instant.

Mr. HIGBY. I move that the House do now adjourn.

The motion was agreed to; and accordingly (at eleven o'clock and fifteen minutes p. m.) the House adjourned.

The next section was read, as follows: SEC. 100. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act it shall be the duty of every dealer in cigars, either of foreign or domestic manufacture, baving on hand more than five thousand thereof, imported or manufactured, or purporting or claimed to have been imported or manufactured, prior to the passage of this act, to immediately make a true and correct inventory of the quantity of such cigars in his possession, under oath or affirmation, and to deposit such inventory with the assistant assessor of the proper division, who shall immediately return the same to the assessor of the district, who shall immediately thereafter make an abstract of the several such inventories filed in his office, and transmit the same to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; and a like inventory and return sball be made on the first day of every month thereafter, and a like abstract of inventories shall be transmitted, while any such dealer has any such cigars remaining on hand, until the 1st day of January, 1869. After the 1st day of January, 1869, all cigars of every description shall be taken to have been either manufactured or imported after the passage of this act, and shall be stamped accordingly; and any person who shall sell, or offer for sale, after the 1st day of January, 1869, any imported cigars, or cigars purporting or claimed to have been imported, not so put up in packages and stamped by this act, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined not less than $500 nor more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than six months nor more than two years.

Mr. MYERS. I desire to move an amendment to this section, but I will not press it now if I can have the privilege of offering it to-morrow.

The CHAIRMAN. If there be no objection the gentleman will have the right to offer to-morrow an amendment to this section.

Mr. SCHENCK. Let it be offered now. Mr. MYERS. I move to amend as follows: Strike out in section one hundred the following clause :

After the 1st day of January, 1869, all cigars of every description shall be taken to have been either manufactured or imported after the passage of this act, and shall be stamped accordingly.

Strike out in line twenty-five the word "so." Insert after the words “Commissioner of Internal Revenue" the following:

And upon such inventory and return the inspector shall at once make examination to ascertain and shall report to the collector whether such return and inventory are correct, and if found to be so shall thereupon affix to the packages provided for in sec; tion ninety-three of this act, in which such imported or manufactured cigars shall be placed, a special stamp.

This amendment is designed to prevent the collection of tax twice upon the same cigars. The section provides that there shall be an account taken of the cigars which are on hand, and under the clause which I propose to strike out, they will be required after January 1, 1869, to pay tax when they have already paid it once. The amendment is designed to avoid that.

Mr. MULLINS. If the cigars are kept on hand that long they ought to be taxed again.

The amendment was not agreed to. The next section was read, as follows: Sec. 101. And be it further enacted, That any person whoshall, after the passage of this act, sell, or offer for sale, any cigars, representing the same to have been manufactured and the tax paid thereon prior to the passage of this act, when the same was not so manufactured and the tax not so paid, shall be liable to a penalty of $500 for each offense, and shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not loss tban $500 nor more than $5,000, and shall be imprisoned not less than six months nor mors than three years.

No amendment was offered. The next section was read, as follows: Sec. 102. And be it further enacted, That if any distiller, rectifier, wholesale liquor dealer, compounder of liquors, or manufacturer of tobacco or cigars, shall knowingly and willfully omit, neglect, or reuse to do or cause to be done any of the tbings required by law in the carrying on or conducting of his business, or shall do anything by this act prohibited, if there be no specific penalty or punishment imposed by any other section of this act for the neglecting, omitting, or refusing to do, or for the doing or causing to be done the thing required or prohibited, he shall pay a penalty of $1,000: and if the person so offending be a distiller, rectifier, wholesale liquor dealer, or compounder of liquors, all distilled spirits or liquors owned by him, or in which he has any interest as owner, and if he be a manufacturer of tobacco or cigars, all tobacco orcigars found in his manufactory shall be forfeited to the United States.

No amendment was offered. The next section was read as follows: Sec. 103. And be it further enacted. That any internal revenue officer who shall be or becoine interested, directly, or indirectly, in the manufacture of tobacco, snuff, or cigars, or in the production, rectification, or redistillation of distilled spirits, shall be disrnissed from office; and any such officer who shall becomeso

interested in any such manufacture or production, rectification, or redistillation, shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $500 nor more than $5,000.

No amendment was offered. The next section was read, as follows: Sec. 104. And be it further enacted, That if any officer or agent appointed and acting under the authority of any revenue law of the United States shall be guilty of any extortion or willful oppression, under color of law; or shall knowingly demand other or greater sums than shall be authorized by law; or shall receive any fee, compensation, or reward, for the perforinance of any duty except as by law prescribed; or shall willfully neglect to perform any of the duties enjoined on bim by law; or shall conspire or collude with any other person to defraud the United States; or shall make opportunity for any person to defraud the United States; or shall do, or omit to do, any act with intent to enable any other person to defraud the United States; or shall negligently or designedly permit any violation of the law by any other person; or shall make or sign any false entry in any book, or make or sign any false certificate or return in any case where he is by law or regulation required to make any entry, certificate, or return; or having knowledge or information of the violation of any revenue law by any person, or of fraud committed by any person against the United States under any revenue law of the United States, shall fail to report, in writing, such knowledge or information to his next superior officer, and to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; or shall demand or accept or attempt to collect, directly or indirectly, as payment or gift or otherwise, any gum of money or other thing of value for the compromise, adjustment, or settlement of any charge or complaint for any violation or alleged violation of law, except as expressly authorized by law so to do, he shall be dismissed from office, and shall be held to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction, befined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000, and imprisoned not less than six months nor more than three years. And one half of the tine so imposed shall be for the use of the United States, and the other half for the use of the informer, who shall be ascertained by the judgment of the court; and the said court shall also render judgment against the said assessor or assistant assessor for the amount of damges sustained in favor of the party injured, to be collected by execution.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

SEC. 105. And be it further enacted. That any person who shall simulate or falsely or fraudulently cxecute or sign any bond, permit, entry, or other document, required by the provisions of this act, or by any regulation made in pursuance thereof, or who shall procure the same to be falsely or fraudulently executed; or who shall advise, aid in, or connive at the execution thereof, shall, on conviction, be imprisoned for a term not less than one year nor more than five years; and the property to which such false or fraudulent instrument relates shall be forfeited.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 106. And be it further enacted: That every collector having charge of any warehouse in which distilled spirits, tobacco, or other articles, are stored in bond, shall render a monthly account of all such articles to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, which account shall be examined and adjusted, monthly, by him, so as to exhibit a true statement of theliability and responsibility of every such collector on such account. In adjusting such account the collector shall be charged with all the articles which may have been deposited or received under the provisions of law in any warehouse in his district and under his control, and shall be credited with allsuch articles shown to have been removed therefrom according to law, including transfors to other collectors and to his successor in office, and also whatever allowances inay have been made in accordance with law to any owner of such goods or articles for leakage or other losses.

No amendment being offered, the Clerk read the next section, as follows:

Sec. 107. And be it further enacted, That in all cases arising under the internal revenue laws where, instead of commencing or proceeding with a suit in court, it may appear to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to be for the interest of the United States to compromise the same, he is empowered and authorized to make such compromise, with the advice and consent of the solicitor of internal revenue, whose opinion in the case, with the reasons therefor, shall be given in writing and delivered to the Commissioner; and in every case where a compromise is made, there shall be placed on file in the office of the Commissioner, the opinion of the solicitor, together with a statement of the amount of tax assessed, the amount of additional tax or penalty imposed by law in consequence of the neglect or delinquency of the person against whom the tax is assessed, and the amount actually paid in accordance with the terms of the compromise: but no such compromise shall be made of any case after a suit or proceeding in court has been commenced, without the recommendation also of the district attorney for the judicial district in which the suit or proceeding is pending, or of such other counsel as may be employed to conduct or prosecute the same on the part of the United States : Provided. That it shall be laws ful for the court, at any stage of such suitor criminal proceedings, to continue the same for good causo shown on inotion of the district attorney.

Mr. HOLMAN. I have an additional seo.

thereoa, or who shall make false or het
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stail make false or fraudulent entries
(base or sales of leaf tobacco, lobacto RED
paterial used in the nanafactare of the
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No amendment was offered.
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imported from foreign countries after the best
b): act shall, in addition to the pro

PETITIONS, ETC. The following petitions, &c., were presented under the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees :

By the SPEAKER: The petition of Dr. Robert Lebby, of Charleston, South Carolina, for relief from disabilities, indorsed by General R. R. Scott, General Canby, Collector Mackey, &c.

By Mr. HALSEY: The petition of Bedell & Co. and others, asking Congress to relieve refined petroleum from taxation.

By Mr. JULIAN: The petition of Anthony Bowen, praying increase of compensation for services rendered the Government, as set forth in petition and accompanying papers.

By Mr. ROBINSON: The petition of citizens of Brooklyn, New York, and others, for an appropriation to remove obstruction's at Hell Gate, in the harbor of New York.

By Mr. SITGREAVES: The petition of P. F. Cole, of Warren county, New Jersey, ask: ing the pay and allowance of a second lieutenant of infantry, &c.

By Mr. TROWBRIDGE: The application of Moses F. Carlton, late lieutenant of the fourth Michigan infantry, for pay as a lieutenant from the time of his appointment as such.

By Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts : A remonstrance of 1,600 legal voters of New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, against the extension of Howe's sewing.machine patent, and they wish to be heard before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives on the subject.

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are the same stamps affixed. SUCUENS Litired and canceled by the order cigars while they are in the coudre cilstom-bouse otheers; and such oans out of the custody of such others are bare been so afli red and caneelei: bass * n boxes containing quantitats ry det for cigars manuiktured in 198 122 > before such stamps are 3if sed. N. importer of such cigars shall be likod penal provisions of this set prescribe turers of cipars manufactured in the Where it shall be necesary to fasean so imported, to any place for the funds and canceling such stamps, other the sieres of the l'uited States, the color of the port where such cigarshall designate a bonded warehouse to taken, under the control of such can such collector mar direct sales tims who shall permit 30 y sue ! his custody or control sitbout us owner or in porter therroin biberta st'ction relating there!o shall Di demeanor, and chal, o court neu Dot less than $1.00 cor imprisoned not less than su DNA

IN SENATE.

Friday, June 26, 1868. Prayer by Rev. E. H. Gray, D. D.

On motion of Mr. WILSON, and by unani. mous consent, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

ELECTION IN ARKANSAS. The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a report of the General of the Army, communicating, in compliance with a resolution

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of the Senate of May 29, 1868, further inform. imported from foreign countries; which was

LOIY CLARK, ation regarding the late election in Arkansas; referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. EDMUNDS. I am instructed by the which was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. VICKERS presented a petition of citi

Committee on Peusions, to whom was referred REVISION OF TIIR LAWS. zens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying

the petition of Lois Clark, daughter of Abra. that pensions be granted to the soldiers and

ham Lawrence, deceased, a soldier of the The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before sailors and the widows of soldiers and sailors

revolutionary war, praying to be allowed the the Senate the following report of the commisof the war of 1812 ; which was ordered to lie

pension due her father, to report a bill grant. sioners appointed under the act of June 27, on the table.

ing her relief. I ask unanimous consent that 1866, to provide for the revision and consoli: Mr. VAN WINKLE presented a petition of it may be considered at this time. It was dation of the statute laws of the United States; citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pray, accidentally laid aside in the committee-room, which was read: ing that pensions be granted the soldiers and

and has lost its place. It was presented very The undersigned, commissioners appointed under sailors and the widows of soldiers and sailors

early. the act of June 27, 1866, "to provide for the revision and consclidation of the statute laws of the United of the war of 1812; which was ordered to lie

By unanimous consent, the bill (S. No. 569) States," respectfully report to the Senate: on the table.

granting relief to Lois Clark was read three That they began their labors by an examination of Mr. CONNESS. I present an extended

times, and passed. It provides for the pay. the methods adopted in revisions of a similar charneter, and afterward framed a provisional scheme for petition sent by telegraph from California,

ment to Lois Clark, of Miiton, Vermont, of the work in hand. They arranged the contents of and signed by a great number of the most

the sum of $757 due to her father, Abraham the Statutes-ilt-Large, so far us it could be done pro- prominent citizens of that State, connected

Lawrence, a soldier of the Revolution, being visionally, under titles, and proceeded to revise these titles separately. It becamo apparent that they were with its industries, which reads thus :

his pension from the 4th of March, 1831, to so connected that rery few of them could be consid- “We, the undersigned, representatives of the inter- the day of his death, June 13, 1837. ered safely ascertained and completed until the body ests of California and of the leading vineyards, do of connected titles should be revised. They have, respectfully petition you to use every effort in your

BILLS INTRODUCED. therefore, pursued the necessary course, and have official capacity to have the duty on grape brandy prepared a considerable amount of material upon the reduced in proportion to the reduction on other Mr. HARLAN asked, and by unanimous various connected titles. spirits, or if possible entirely removed. We believe

consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. In doing this work they have found it indispensable the lifo of this great and growing vineyard interest to recast every statute from which they take any pro- demands such action on the part of Congress.”

No. 570) for a grant of land and granting the vision. Where several statutes relating to the sume subject modify each other it has been impossible to

I move that this petition be referred to the right of way over the public lands to the Denstate their united effect without writing a new statute. Committee on Finance, to whom the bill will

ver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company, To retain the language of the fragments in force would go when it comes from the House of Repre

and for other purposes; which was read twice commonly be to misstate the intention of the whole.

by its title, referred to the Committee on the sentatives. The care necessary in this process requires greater

Pacific Railroad, and ordered to be printed. time than a revision after the method of compilation

The motion was agreed to.

Mr. YATES asked, and by unanimous conwould have done. The few specimens which they have printed have

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. been offered merely as examples of the method

Mr. SHERMAN, from the Comunittee on 571) to provide for the more economical adminadopted by them, and not as indicating the amount of work done. They have hoped that by means of a Finance, to whom was referred the bill (H. istration of the government of the several Ter. reference of these to appropriate committees they R. No. 1035) authorizing the Manufacturers' ritories of the United States, and for other might ascertain whether that method was deemed by Congress to be in accordance with the act by which

National Bank of New York to change its loca- purposes; which was read twice by its title, they are authorized.

tion, reported adversely thereon, and moved referred to the Committee on Territories, and The commissioners have been obliged to expend a that it be indefinitely postponed ; which was

ordered to be printed. considerable part of their labor in learning the art; and they believe that their experience must enable agreed to.

Mr. SPRAGUE asked, and by unanimous them, as it already does, to work with increasing

He also, from the same committee, to whom consent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. rapidity. But they are still unable to answer the was referred the bill (H. R. No. 1282) author: No. 572) to incorporate the Island City Harbor second inquiry put to them in the resolution of the Senate with definiteness. They do not believe, how

izing certain banks named therein to change Company; which was read twice by its title, over, that with any amount of industry and ability their names, reported adversely thereon, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, and the revision of the permanent and general statutes moved that it be indefinitely postponed; which ordered to be printed. of the United States can be correctly done within the period limited by the act of June 27. They can was agreed to.

He also asked, and by unanimous consent only say that they are giving their best endeavors to Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, from the Com- || obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. 573) accomplish the work without delay and with strict mittee on Claims, to whom was referred the to provide for a life-boat to be stationed on correctness.

WILLIAM JOHNSTON,
CHARLES P. JAMES.

joint resolution (S. R. No. 9) in favor of A. Narragansett beach, Rhode Island ; which was The commissioners herewith submit three reports : W. Walker, reported it without amendment,

read twice by its title, referred to the Com1. The laws relating to patents. and submitted a report thereon ; which was

mittee on Commerce, and ordered to be printed. 2. The laws relating to the Army. ordered to be printed.

Mr. CONNESS. I ask leave to present an 3. The laws relating to public printing.

He also, from the same committee to whom amendment for the purpose of having it printed, Mr. TRUMBULL. I move that that report was referred the petition of Henry Newell, sub- which I propose to offer to House bill No. 768 be printed, and that the accompanying com. mitted an adverse report; which was ordered

when it is considered. It is a bill concerning munications, which are specimens of the work, to be printed.

the rights of American citizens in foreign States. be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. MORRILL, of Vermont, from the Com- || I move that the amendment be printed. They all ought to go to one committee to see mittee on Claims, to whom was referred the The motion was agreed to. as to the mode of doing this work. petition of Clara Moore, submitted an adverse

SIOUX INDIANS. The motion was agreed to. report ; which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. RAMSEY. I move that the Senate
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.

Mr. RAMSEY, from the Committee on Post
Offices and Post Roads, to whom was referred

proceed to the consideration of Senate bill Mr. WILSON presented a petition of me

No. 478. the bill (H. R. No. 1205) to further amend the chanics, citizens of Salem, praying relief for postal laws, reported it with amendments.

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (S. the African export trade of distilled spirits;

Mr. TRUMBULL, from the Committee on

No. 478) to amend an act entitled “An act for which was ordered to lie on the table. the Judiciary, to whom was referred a letter

the removal of the Sisseton, Waupeton, MedaMr. MORGAN presented the memorial of of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating,

wakonton, and Waupekute bands of Sioux or James Travers, praying for a pension ; which

Dakota Indians, and for the disposition of in compliance with a resolution of the Senate was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

their lands in Minnesota and Dakota," of the 5th of April, 1867, information in rela

apMr. DRAKE presented a memorial of W. tion to the employment of Louis V. Bogy in

proved March 3, 1863, was considered as in R. Laughlin and Solomon Markham, delegates

Committee of the Whole. It-proposes to the Department of the Interior, submitted a appointed by the settlers on the Osage and

amend the first section of the act of March 3, report, accompanied by the following resoluCherokee lands, remonstrating against the rati; tion :

1863, so as to read: fication of the Osage treaty; which was referred Resolved, That the appointment by the Secretary

That the President is authorized, and hereby dito the Committee on Indian Affairs. of the Interior of Louis V. Bogy as special agent,

rected, to assign to and set apart for the Sisseton, Mr. CATTELL. I present a resolution of under the circumstances and for the purposes stated

Waupeton, Medawakonton, and Waupekute bands

of Sioux Indians, a tract or tracts of unoccupied the mayor and common council of Jersey in his communication to the Senate of the 8th of

lands, outside of the limits of any State, sufficient City, New Jersey, asking the passage of the

April, 1867, and as explained in the letter to the Com-
mittee on the Judiciary of the 18th of April, 1867, was

in extent to enable him to assign to each member of bill now pending before Congress to promote

said bands, or either of them who are willing to improper and unauthorized.

adopt tho pursuit of agriculture, eighty acres of the efficiency of the American commercial The report and resolution were ordered to be good agricultural lands, the same to be well adapted marine, to establish a national marine school || printed.

to agricultural purposes. for the orphans of soldiers and sailors killed Mr. HOWE, from the Committee on Claims, Mr. THAYER. I desire to inquire of the in battle or deceased in the service of the to whom was referred the bill (S. No. 379) for the Senator from Minnesota where these Indians United States, and others, and to make addi. relief of Thomas Wolfe, of Macoupin county, tional provision for disabled veterans of the Illinois, reported adversely, and moved its Mr. RAMSEY. This is a very simple matnaval service. I move its reference to the indefinite postponement; which was agreed to. ter, which can readily be explained. The bill Committee on Military Affairs.

He also, from the saine committee, to whom makes no appropriation of money or of lands. It was so referred.

was referred the petition of Mrs. J. M. Hock. After the Sioux massacre of 1862, the reserMr. CATTELL presented a memorial of aday, praying compensation for property vation belonging to the Sioux Indians in Min. producers, dealers in, and consumers of arti- destroyed by the Mormons in 1856, asked to nesota and their annuities were confiscated by cles required in dyeing and tanning, praying be discharged from its further consideration ; the Government; but the Government, considfor the imposition of a specific duty on sumac which was agreed to.

ering that there was still some care to be be.

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now are.

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