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appointed on this question, and do quorum had The committee divided ; and there were Mr. MOORHEAD. I do not yield for that. voted. The gentleman from Pennsylvania | ayes 58, noes 27; no quorum voting.

It is in the nature of debate. [Mr. MOORHEAD) and the gentleman from llli The CHAIRMAN ordered tellers; and ap Mr. PIKE. I rise to a point of order. A nois [Mr. WASHBURSE] will resume their pointed Mr. Butler of Massachusetts, and motion to amend has precedence of a motion places. Mr. MAYNARD.

to postpone indefinitely, The committee again divided ; and the tell The committee again divided ; and the tellers The CHAIRMAN. The motion of the geners reported-ayes 66, noes 12.

reported--ayes 61, noes 16; no quorum voting. tleman from Pennsylvania has precedence of So the bill was laid aside.

Under the rules the roll was called, and the the motion to amend. PAY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ETC. following members failed to answer to their Mr. PIKE. Is that not a motion to post

pone indefinitely? The CHAIRJAN. The next bill on the

Messrs Adamg, Allison, Anderson, Archer, Delos The CHAIRJAN. It is to lay aside. Calendar is the bill (H. R. No. 87) to repeal R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Ballin, Burnes, Mr. PIKE. Is not that equivalent to a part of an act therein named. Barnum, Beanaan, Bingham, Bline, Boles, Bayer,

motion to postpone indefinitely? Mr. MOORHEAD. I move that that bill

Bromwell, Brooks, Broomail, Buckland, Burr, Rod-
erick R. Butler, Chudler, Reader W. Clarke, Cor-

The CHAIRMAN. It is not. be laid aside.

nell, Delano, Dodze, Donnelly, Eckley, Esgleston, The question being put on the motion to lay Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. Would Eldridge, Ferry, Fields, Finney, Fox, French, Getz,

aside the bill, there were-ayes 58, noes 25; it not be in order to move to lay aside all the

Gravely, Ilaight, Ilalsey, Hardins, Hill, Hooper, bills till we come to the tariff bill?

Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richard 1). Hlub 10 quorum voting.

bard, Ilumphrey, Ingersoll, Johnson, Kelley, Kerr, Tellers were ordered ; and Messrs. INGERThe CHAIRMAN. That could be done by Ketchum, Knoti, Latlin, Lincoln, Mallory, Micalunanimous consent.

lough, Mercur, Morrissey, Newcomb, Niblack, Nunn, SOLL, and Washburn of Massachusetts, were

Orth, Phelps, Polsley, Pruyn. Randall, Robertson, appointed. Several members objected.

Robinson, Ross, Sheliabarger, Smith, Starkweather, The committee divided; and the tellers Mr. PAINE. I call for the reading of the Aaron F. Stevens, Stewart. Thomas, John Trimble, bill. Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Aernam. Van Auken,

reported—ayes 67, noes 23 ; no quoruin voting. The Clerk read the bill.

Van Trump, Van Wyck, Warid. Calwalader C. The roll was then called; and the following

It provides for the Washburn, Stephen F. Wilson, Wood, and Wood members failed to answer to their names : repeal of section seventeen of the act approved ward.

Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Banks, Barnes, BarJuly 28, 1866, entitled · An act making appro The committee rose; and the Speaker having num, Beaman, Beek, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Boyer, priations for sundry civil expenses of the Gov resumed the chair, Mr. DAWES reported that

Brooks, Broomall, Buckland, Burr, Benjamin F. But

ler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake, Chanler, Reader W. erument for the year ending June 30, 1867, the Committee of the Whole had, according Clarke, Cornell, Delano, Dodge, Donnelley, Eygleston, and for other purposes,

except so far as to order, had the Union generally under con Eldridze, Farnsworth, Ferry, Fields. Finney, Fox, the same relates to mileage. sideration, and particularly a resolution relative

Getz, Golladay, Gravely, Grover, Haight. Halsey,

Harding, Hawkins, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. lubbard, On the motion to lay aside the bill there to the treaty-making power, and finding itself

Richard D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Humphrey, Ingersoll, were-ayes 61, noes 40.

without a quorum had caused the roll to be Jobpson, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley, Kerr, Ketcham, Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio. I demand called, and had directed him to report the

knott, Laflin, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, McCullough, tellers.

Morrissey, Mullins, Newcomb, Niblack, Nunn, Phelps, names of the absentees to the House.

Pike, Poisley, Pruyn, Randall, Robertson, Robinson, Tellers were not ordered.

A quorum having appeared the committee koss, Selye, Shellabarger, Aaron F. Stevens, Thaddeus So the bill was laid aside. resumed its session.

Stevens, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Triinble, Van

Aernam, Van Anken. Van Trump, Van Wyck, Ward, REDUCTION OF THE CURRENCY.

The committee again divided; and the tellers Stephen F. Wilson, Wood, and Woodward. The next bill upon the Calendar was House reported—ayes 64, noes 40.

The committee then rose; and Mr. POMEROY

So the resolution was laid aside. bill No. 89, relative to the reduction of the cur

having taken the chair as Speaker pro tempore,

TAXATION OF UNITED STATES NOTES. Mr. Dawes reported that the Committee of the rency. Mr. MOORHEAD. I move that bill be laid The next business on the Speaker's table

Whole on the state of the Union, having had aside. was House bill No. 323, to authorize the tax

under consideration a bill (H. R. No. 512) to Mr. ROSS. I want that bill read and acted on. ation of United States notes and national bank establish a uniform currency, provide for the The bill was read. It provides that so much notes by or under State authority.

management and liquidation of the national of any existing act of Congress as authorizes Mr. MOORHEAD. I move that belaid aside. debt, and for other purposes, and having the Secretary of the Treasury to retire from Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. I make the point

found itself without a quorum, had directed the circulation any part of the United States notes of order that a specialorder cannot be laid aside.

roll to be called and the names of the absentees in circulation, or now in the Treasury, shall be

The CHAIRMAN. This does not appear

to be reported to the House. repealed; and it shall be the duty of the Secre. to be a special order.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. tary of the Treasury to pay out in pursuance of Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. I should law all such United States notes as may be in

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Gorlike to inquire whether, if the House refuses or may come into the Treasury, retaining in

HAM, its Secretary, informed the House that to lay this bill aside, it will come up

the Senate insisted upon its amendments to the the Treasury only such amounts as the public sideration at the present time?

bill (H. R. No. 818) making appropriations for interests may require.

The CHAIRMAN. It will.

sundry civil expenses of the Government for Mr. ROSS. I hope, sir, that will be put on Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. I hope,

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1869, and for its passage.

then, we will go to the consideration of the tax: Nir. MOORHEAD. I insist on my motion ation of United States bonds.

other purposes, disagreed to the amendments

of the House to other amendments of the Senthat it be laid aside.

Mr. MOORHEAD. I hope we will not.

ate to the said bill, agreed to the conference The committee divided; and there were ayes Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. Bonds or

asked for by the liouse on the disagreeing votes 64, noes 27 ; no quorum voting. tariff, that is the question.

of the two Houses thereon, and appointed The CHAIRMAN ordered tellers; and ap Mr. BENJAMIN, and Mr. BUTLER of

Messrs. MORRILL of Maine, Harlan, and Cole, pointed Mr. POMEROY and Mr. Cook. Massachusetts, demanded tellers.

conferees on the part of the Senate. The committee again divided; and the tellers Tellers were ordered; and the Chair appointed

The message further announced that the Senreported-ayes 65, noes 41. Messrs. BUTLER of Massachusetts, and Moor

ate had passed a bill (H. R. No. 554) making So the bill was laid aside.

Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. I call

a grant of land to the State of Minnesota to aid TREATY-MAKING POWER.

in the improvement of the navigation of the for the reading of the bill. The next business upon the Calendar was

Mississippi river, with an amendment, in which

The CHAIRMAN. It is too late ; the comthe following resolution submitted by Mr.

the concurrence of the House was requested. mittee is dividing. SPALDING:

The message further announced that the SenThe committee divided; and the tellers re

ate had passed a bill and joint resolution of the Resolved, That it being declared by the second sec ported-ayes 67, noes 32. tion of the second article of the Constitution that the The CLAIRJAN. The Chair votes in the

following titles ; in which the concurrence of President shall bave power, by and with the advice

the House was requested : and consent of tbe Senate, to make treaties, provided affirmative; and the ayes have it.

An act (S. No. 579) to establish a new land two thirds of the Senators present concur, the House So the bill was postponed.

district in the State of Nebraska; and of Representatives do not claim any agency in making treatids, but that when a treaty stipulates

CURRENCY AND NATIONAL DEBT.

Joint resolution (S. No. 151) to drop from regulations on any of the subjects submitted by the Constitution to the power of Congress it must depend

The next business on the Calendar was a

the rolls of the Army certain officers absent for its execution as to such stipulations on a law or

bill (H. R. No. 542) to establish a uniform without authority from their commands. laws to be passed by Congress according to its sound currency, provide for the management and

ENROLLED BILL SIGNED, discretion. liquidation of the national debt, and for other

Mr. HOLMAN, from the Committee on Mr. CULLOM. I hope that will be put on purposes.

Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee

Mr. ALLISON. I call for the reading of Mr. SPALDING. There will be no discus

had examined and found truly enrolled a bill the bill. sion on it.

(H. R. No. 1156) to authorize the Commis.

The bill was read at length. Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I move

sioner of the General Land Office to issue a

Mr. MOORHEAD. I move to lay aside it be laid aside.

patent to F. N. Blake for one hundred and this bill. Mr. SPALDING. I move that the resolu Mr. BUTLER. I desire to ask whether it sixty acres of land in Kansas. tiou be reported to the House without amend will be competent for the committee, if this bill

CURRENCY AND NATIONAL DEBT. is taken up, to amend it by substituting a bill. A quorum having appeared, the Committee The CHAIRMAN. The motion to postpone for the taxation of United States bonds, and of the Whole resumed its session. The ques. is nct amendable. funding the United States debt?

tion was on laying aside the pending bill.

for con

IIEAD.

its passage:

ment.

COLUMBIA DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTION.

I was

The CHAIRMAN. The tellers will resume Mr. PIKE. Then I ask that it be now make such a motion ; but any gentleman conld their places. read.

call for a division of the question, so that the The committee again divided; and the tellers The bill was then read at length.

vote would have to be taken separately upon reported-ayes 60, noes 41.

The CHAIRMAN. The bill is now open to laying aside each bill. So the bill was laid aside. amendment.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I am willMr. SPALDING. I am directed by the ing to consent that both these bills shall be

Committee on Appropriations to submit sun reported to the House with the understanding The next business on the Calendar was House dry amendments to this bill.

that they go back to the committee, or that bill No. 511, making appropriations for the

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I rise to they be considered in the House when consent service of the Columbia Institution for the a question of order.

can be had. Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, and estab.

The CHAIRMAN. The gentleman will state The CHAIRMAN. Is there objection? lishing additional regulations for the governhis point of order.

Mr. ROSS. I object. ment of the institution.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. My point Mr. SPALDING. I am entirely content of order is that this bill and the one just laid

Mr. WASIIBURNE, of Illinois. The gen

tleman from Olio [Mr. SPALDING] can in the that this bill should be laid aside to be reported

aside to be reported to the House were made | House move to refer the bills to the committee, to the House with a recommendation that the special orders in Committee of the whole,

and we will sustain the motion, same do pass.

The amendment of Mr. SPALDING was Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. I rise to a question fully discussed. Four of the members of the agreed to. of order.

Committee on Appropriations have made a Mr. SPALDING. I move further to amend The CHAIRJAN. The gentleman will state

minority report, showing all the facts in regard | by striking ont in line thirty the word "five" his point of order. Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. This bill having is wrong to put these bills through without to this deaf and dumb asylum. Now, I say it and inserting in lieu thereof the word "ibree;"

so as to make the paragraph read as follows: been made the special order by order of the discussion

For the proper inclosure, improvement, and en House, it cannot be laid aside by the Commit

Mr. SPALDING. The gentleman is mak

largement of the grounds of the institution, in tee of the Whole.

accordance with plans heretofore submitted to Coping no point of order. The CHAIRMAN. It can be laid aside to

gress, $3,600.

The CHAIRMAN. The Chair does not be reported to the House. understand the gentleman to be making any

On agreeing to the amendment there wereMr. ROSS. I ask that the bill be read. point of order, but merely stating reasons to

ayes 39, noes 15; no quorum voting. The bill was read. The first section appro

The CHAIRMAN, under the rule, ordered affect the vote of the committee. priates for the support of the Columbia Insti

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Minois.

tellers; and appointed Mr. Baldwin and Mr. tution for the Instruction of the Deaf and

Ross. Dumb, in addition to the existing appropria ) of conference when the bill was reached in absent from the Hail on duty on a committee

The committee divided ; and the teilers re: tion to meet the increased expense of maincommittee, and a sort of snap judgment was

ported—ayes 60, noes 19; no quorum voting. taining pupils whose admission was authorized taken on me.

Mr. PIKE. I move that the committee rise. by an act of Congress, approved March 2,

On the motion there were-ayes 54, noes 32.

Mr. SPALDING. I was obliged to take 1867, $3,000. For continuing the work upon

Mr. KOONTZ. I call for tellers. the course I did. the buildings of the institution, in accordance

Mr. BANKS. I would make a suggestion,

Tellers were ordered ; and Mr. Kooxtz and with plans heretofore submitted to Congress, which I think will prove satisfactory. If these

Mr. Pike were appointed. $48,000. bills are laid aside informally, they can be

The committee divided ; and the tellers reThe second section provides that in addition taken up and discussed and amended when

ported—ayes 57, noes 48. to the directors whose appointment has herethe House again reaches their consideration

So the motion was agreed to. tofore been provided for by law there shall be in Committee of the Whole.

The committee accordingly rose ; and the three other directors appointed in the follow

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I would // Speaker having resumed the chair, Mr. Dawes ing manner: one Senator by the President of ask that the bill which has been laid aside to

reported that the Committee of the Whole on the Senate, and two Representatives by the be reported to the House be considered as laid

the state of the Union, having had under consid: Speaker of the lIouse; these directors to hold

eration the Union generally, and particularly their offices for the term of a single Congress,

aside informally in Committee of the Whole.
Mr, PIKE. I object.

the bill (H. R. No. 541) making appropriaand to be eligible to a reappointment.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Then I

tions for the service of the Columbia Institu• The third section provides that no part of would suggest that these two bills be reported and establishing additional regulations for the

tion for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, the real or personal property now held or here. after to be acquired by the said institution shall

to the House, with the understanding that they

shall be again referred to the Committee of the government of the institution, bad directed be devoted to any other purpose than the eduWhole when we go back into the House.

him to report the same back without amendcation of the deaf and dumb, nor shall any

Mr. SPALDING. I have no objection to

ment; also, that the committee had had under portion of the real estate be aliened, sold, or

consideration the bill (H. R. No. 859) approboth being reported to the House. conveyed, except under the authority of a spe

Mr. ROSS. I object.

prialing money in support of becevolent insticial act of Congress.

Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I have no

tutions and in aid of charities in the District The fourth section provides that so much of objection, provided these bills go over till next

of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June 30, the act of February 10, 1857, as allows the week; but this week we are all in confusion.

1869, and had come to no resolution thereon. payment of $150 per annum for the mainte

Mr. SPALDING. I will agree that the bill

Mr. SPALDING. Mr. Speaker, I am con nance and tuition of each pupil admitted by

tent that the bill No. 541 shall be retained in order of the Secretary of the Interior, be, considered by the House as in Committee of be reported to the House, and be next week

the House and considered as in Committee of and the same is hereby, repealed. the Whole.

the Whole at some convenient time, as the genThe question was upon the motion of Mr.

Mr. ROSS. I move that the committee rise.

tleman from Illinois wishes to discuss it. Let SPALDING, to lay the bill aside to be reported

On the motion there were-ayes 42, noes 58.

it be postponed tilt next week and come up to the House.

Mr. PIKE called for tellers.

directly after the vote on the Alaska bill. The question was taken; and upon a division Tellers were ordered ; and Mr. Pike and

The SPEAKER. It will be postponed till there were-ayes 52, noes 20; no quorum Mr. Kxott were appointed.

the time indicated if there be no objection. voting.

The committeed divided; and the tellers

There was no objection. Tellers were ordered; and Mr. SPALDING reported--ayes 50, noes 52.

Mr. MOORHEAD. I yield to my colleague and Mr. Grover were appointed.

So the motion that the committee rise was

on the cominittee. The committee again divided; and the tellnot agreed to.

Mr. SCHENCK. I move that House bill ers reported that there were-ayes 75, noes 26.

Mr. SPALDING. I understood that the ar

No. 859, making appropriations for the service So the bill was laid aside to be reported to

of the Columbia Institution for the Instruction the House.

rangement which I suggested was assented to.
The CHAIRMAN. Is there objection?

of the Deaf ánd Dumb, and establishing addiBENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS IN TUE DISTRICT.

Mr. ROSS and Mr. PIKE objected.

tional regulations for the government of the The next business on the Calendar was House Mr. SPALDING. I move to amend the bill | after the morning hour.

institution, be postponed until next Wednesday bill No. 859, appropriating money in support by striking out lines eighteen to twenty-two of benevolent institutions and in aid of chariinclusive, reading as follows:

The motion was agreed to. ties in the District of Columbia, for the fiscal For the purchase, by the Secretary of the Interior,

ENROLLED BILL SIGNED. year ending June 30, 1869,

for the agricultural purposes of the institution, one Mr. MOORHEAD. I move that this bill hundred and forty-eight acres, more or less, of land

Mr. HOPKINS, from the Committee on lying directly east of the present grounds of the hosbe laid aside to be reported to the House, with

Enrolled Bills, reported that they had exam pital, and separated from them by the public road, a recommendation that the same do pass.

ined and found truly enrolled Senate bill No. $23,000.

542, for the relief of Thomas W. Ward, late Mr. PIKE. Are antendments to this bill Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chairnow in order? man, if the committee should now rise, could | Texas; when the Speaker signed the same.

collector of customs, district of Corpus Christi, The CHAIRMAN. The bill is now open to not the House, by a vote, resolve that, on going amendment. again into Committee of the Whole, all other

UTAH CONTESTED ELECTION, Mr. PIKE. Has the bill yet been read a bills should be postponed for the purpose of

Mr. CHANLER, from the Committee of first time in Committee of the Whole ? taking up the tariff bill?

Elections, reported the following resolutions : The CHAIRMAN. It has not.

The CHAIRMAN. It would be in order to Resolved, That William McGrorty is not entitled to

a seat in this House as a Delegate from the Territory civil service of the Government for the fiscal coustitution, the election for State officers to of Utah. year ending June 30, 1868,

be conducted under the same regulations as Resolved, That William FI. Ilarper is entitled to a seat in this House as a Delegate from the Territory of

Mr. MOORHEAD. I move that be lid that for the ratification of the Constitution and Utah. aside.

by the same persons, the returns to be made The report and accompanying papers were

The motion was agreed to.

in duplicate, one copy to the commanding laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed.

INTERNAL TAX BILL.

general and one to the president of said conMr. SCHENCK moved that the rules be

vention, who shall give certificates of election

The next business on the Calendar was the suspended and the House resolve itself into

to the persons elected, the officers so elected hill (H. R. No. 106) to reduce into one act and the Committee of the Whole on the state of

to enter upon the duties for which they are to amend the laws relating to internal taxes. the Union.

chosen as soon as elected and qualified in com

Mr. SCHENCK. I am willing that this bill Mr. WASHBURNE, of Ilinois, moved that

pliance with the provisions of said constitution, shall go over until the first week of the next the House adjourn.

and to hold their respective offices for the term session, when I confidently expect to pass it. The House divided ; and there were--ayes

of years prescribed by the constitution, count

No objection being made, the bill was post58, noes 50.

ing from the 1st day of January next, and until Mr. MOORHEAD demanded the yeas and poned accordingly.

their successors are elected and qualified. nays.

NIAGARA FALLS SIIP-CANAL.

The third section provides that an election The yeas and nays were ordered.

The next business on the Calendar was the

for members of the Congress of the United The SPEAKER. The Chair will consider, bill (H. R. No. 1202) to provide for the con

States shall be held in the congressional disunless objected to, the adjournment shall be struction of a ship.canal around the Falls of

tricts as established by said convention, one until hali past seven o'clock p. m., this even Niagara.

member of Congress being elected in the State ing having been set apart for invalid pension

MIC. "MOORHEAD. I move to lay that bill at large, at the same time and places as the bills. aside.

election for State oflicers, said election to be The question was taken ; and it was decided The'motion was agreed to.

conducted by the same persons and under the in the negative--yeas 39, nays 76, not voting

same regulations mentioned in this act, and

TARIFF BILL. 83; as follows:

the returns to be made in the same manner

The next business on the Calendar was the provided for State officers.
YEAS-Messrs. Axtell, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin,
Barnes, Beck, Benton, Blair, Boles, Bromwell, Sid-

bill (H. R. No. 1319) to increase the revenue The fourth section provides that no person ney Clarke, Eckley, Ela, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Fer from duties on imports, and tending to equalize shall act either as a member of any board of ries Glossbrenner, Golladay, llamilton, Hawkins, exports and imports.

registration to revise and correct the registralloiman, llopkins, Ingersoll, Judd, Loan, Mallory,

Nr. MOORHEAD. I ask for the reading Marshall, McCormick, Nicholson, Orth, Ross, Sit

tion of votes, or as a judge, commissioner, or greaves, Stewart, Taber, Cadwalader C. Washburn, of the bill.

other officer at any election to be lield under James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Windom, and Mr. SPALDING. I move that the first read the provisions of this act, who is a candidate Woodbridge-39. NAYS- Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, ing be dispensed with.

for any office at the election to be heli as Delos R. Ashley, Banks, Beatty, Benjamin, Bout Mr. STEWART objected.

herein provided for. Well, Cake, Cary, Chanler, Churchill, Cobb, Coburn,

The Clerk commenced the reading of the bill. The fifth section provides that the General Cook. Covode, Dawes, Deweese. Driggs, Eliot, French, Gartield, Griswold, Grover, Hill, Hinds, Hooper,

Mr. SCHENCK. I ask unanimous consent Assembly elected under and by virtue of this Chester D. llubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, Jenckes, that the further reading be dispensed with. act shall'assemble at the capitol in the city of Alexander II. Jones Julian, Kelsey, Kitchen, Mr. BROMWELL objected.

Richmond, on Tuesday, the 1st day of SepKoontz. George V, Lawrence, Willian Lawrence, Loughridge, Lynch, Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy,

The Clerk resumed and concluded the first tember, 1868. kee, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Morrell, reading of the bill, and then read the first para Mr. FARNSWORTH. This bill is simply Mullins, Myers, O'Neill, Paint, Peiers, Plants,

to give a remedy to the people of the State of Poland, Pomeroy: Price, Sawyer, Schenck, scuticla: i graph for amendment, as follows: Selye, Smith, Spalding. Starkweather, Stokes, Taffe,

That from and after the passage of this act, in licu Virginia which they can get in no other way. Taylor. Trowbridge, Twichell, Robert T. Van liorn, of the duties heretofrire imposed by law on the arti Their constitutional convention provided for an Henry D. Wishburn, Welker, Thomas Williams, and

cles hereinafter mentioned there shall be levied, colWilliam Williams-70. lected, and paint on the articles hercin enumerated

election and fixed the day for the election, the NOT VOTING- Messrs. Adams, Archer, James M. and provided for, imported from foreign countries, election to be called and provided for by rules Ashley, Barnum, Beaman, Bingham, Blaine, Boyer,

the following specified duties and rates of duty, that and regulations to be issued by the general Brooks Broomall. Buckland, Burr, Benjamin F.

is to say: on all copper imported in the form of ores, Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Reader W. Clarke, Cor three cents on cach pound of fine copper contained

commanding the district. The general so comnell, Cullom, Delano, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Eg

therein; on all regulus of copper, and on all black or manding did not call the election or make any fleston, Ferry, Fields, Finney, Fox, Getz, Gravely, coarse copper, four cents on cach pound of fine cop

provision for it on the day fixed, and the time Haight, Ilalsey, Harding, Higby. Hotchkiss, Asahel per contained therein; on all old copper, fit only for W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Humphrey, remanufacture, four cents per pound; on all copper

passed over. His reason for not doing so was Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley, Kerr, Ketcham, in plates, bars, ingots, pigs, and in other forms not because there was no money appropriated for kinott, Lallin, Lincoln, Logan, McClurg, McCullough, manufactured or bercin enumerated, five cents per

the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Morrissey, Mungen, Newcomb, Niblack, Nunn, Per pound. ham, Phelps, Pike, Pile, Polsley, Pruyn, Randall, Mr. MOORHEAD. I move that the com.

election. The time having passed, the comRaum, Robertson, Robinson, Roots, Shanks, Shel

manding general thinks he has no authority to Jaburger, Aaron F. Stevens, Thaddeus Stevens, mittee rise.

designate a day for the election. This bill is Stone, Thomas, Join Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, The motion was agreed to. Upson, Van Aernam, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn.

reported for the purpose of giving the people

The committee accordingly rose; and the Van Trump, Van Wyck, Ward, Elihu B. Washburne,

of Virginia a chance to vote on their constituWilliam B. 'Washburn, Steplien F. Wilson, Wood: | Speaker having resumed the chair, Mr. DAWES

tion. aud Woodward-83. reported that the Committee of the Whole on

It proposes no change of the recon

struction acts so far as registration is conSo the House refused to adjourn.

the state of the Union had, according to order,
had the special order under consideration, being

cerned, but simply fixes the time when they

shall vote. It also provides that they may LEAVE OF ABSENCE. House bill No. 1319, to increase the revenue

elect officers at the same election, as the other Mr. Mercur was granted leave of absence from duties on imports and tending to equalize

reconstructed States have done. until Monday, Mr. INGERSOLL until Tuesday, exports and imports, and had come to no reso

Mr. MULLINS. Does this bill state that and Mr. HoLmax indefinitely on account of lution thereon.

this election shall be held in accordance with sickness of one of his family.

ELECTION IN VIRGINIA.

the provisions of the reconstruction act? ORDER OF BUSINESS.

Mr. FARNSWORTH reported from the Mr. FARNSWORTH. It provides that the The question then recurred on Mr. SCHENCK'S Committee on Reconstruction a bill (H. R. No. election shall take place in accordance with motion to go into committee.

1381) providing for an election in Virginia ; the reconstruction acts of Congress, and that Mr. MOORHEAD. I rise for the purpose which was read a first and second time.

the commanding general shall issue the needof appealing to gentlemen. We do not expect

The bill was reported. It provides that the ful rules and regulations, as has been done in to proceed with the tariff bill. All we wish is constitution adopted by the convention which other States. to get it up and then adjourn. I ask that it be

met in Richmond, Virginia, on the 3d day of The bill was then ordered to be engrossed considered as the pending question in the

December, 1867, be submitted for ratification and read a third time; and being engrossed, committee.

on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 13th, it was accordingly read the third time, and Mr. FARNSWORTH. I object.

14th, and 15th days of August, 1868, to the passed. Mr. SCHENCK's motion was agreed to.

voters of the State of Virginia, who shallthen be Mr. FARNSWORTH moved to reconsider The House accordingly resolved itself into | registered and qualified as such in compliance the vote by which the bill was passed ; and the Committee of the Whole on the state of

with the acts of Congress known as the recon also moved that the motion to reconsider be the Union, (Mr. Dawes in the chair.)

struction acts, the vote to be for and against laid on the table. Mr. SCUENCK. I suggest that by unani

the constitution, the election to be held at the The latter motion was agreed to. mous consent all bills preceding the tariff bill

same places where the election for delegates to be considered as laid aside, and then I will said convention was held, and under the regu

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. move the committee rise.

lations to be prescribed by the commanding Mr. PRICE, by unanimous consent, submitMr. STEWART. I object.

general of the military district, and the returns ted the following resolution ; which was read, COMPENSATION TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYÉS. to be made to him as directed by law.

considered, and adopted :

Section two provides that an election shall Resolved, that the Secretary of the Interior be The next business upon the Calendar was be held at the same time and places for mem instructed to furnish to this llouse a copy of tho House joint resolution No. 245, giving addi- || bers of the General Assembly and for all State

report of General G, M, Dodge, chief engineer of tional compensation to certain employés in the

tho Union Pacific railroad, concerning the surveys officers to be elected by the people under said and operations of the company for the year 1867.

SCHOOLS FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Nathaniel B. Fugitt, 8364 41; Fowler & Co., $153 29; St. Anthony and the city of St. Paul, the object

2. D. Gilman, $:"); William llacker, 96,79940: Ilovey Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania, by unan

being to bring the navigation of the Mississippi & Co., 80 83: International Exchange, (et. Mudie,

river up to that great water-power. The bill

, mmous consent, reported, from the Committee agent,) $2; Irving & Willey, $397:5; Journal of on Education in the District of Columbia, a

Commerce, $17; A. J. Joice & Co., $18 13: Ang. Jor after being thoroughly discussed, passed the

tan, $25; J. Knox, 915 50; J. M. Kuester, S2; J. F. Honse and went to the Senate for concurrence. bill (H. R. No. 1382) to establish a system of Luhne & Co., 010; Linton & Co., $15; A. M.

The Senate have amended the bill by adding cominon schools for the District of Columbia; LAW211, 90 in folkl: 1), T. lioore, $3; Pascal Morris. which was read a first and second time, ordered

13,22303: J. Markriter, $10; W.B. Moses, $216 65; an amendment increasing the grant made in to be printed and recommitted.

| Myers & Motihan, 9-5:3; J. W. Merlin, 45698; E. the II ise one hundred thousand acres. li

Matlack, 0 23: Munn & Co., $3; National IntelliSome time afterward, l' gcucer, $10; Plant & Brother, $2; Z. Pratt, $10;

was adued for this reason: it was ascertained Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania, moved to

Philps & Solomon, $15; F. & J. Rives, 93; William by the Senate committee upon examination of reconsider the vote by which the bill was

Smith, So; John Saul, $45 05; HI. A. Siyasey & Co., the whole subject that the Falls of St. Ano

S; Schaeffer a Kuradi, $07 70: W. B. Smith & Co.. recommitted ; which motion was entered upon 41: E. W. Sto:w:urt, $60; E. Slade, $30, Struens

thony were in the process of disintegration and the Journal.

Brothers, (London.) 938 20; Sibley & Guy, $11 97; J. destruction; that they had receded during a
Turner, $1; R. (). Thompson, $15; Charles S. Tatt,

great number of years from the point wliere
NIAGARA SIIIP-CANAL.
IS 47; J. E. Tiltou & Co., $3; Andrieux, Vilmorin

The Minnesota river joins the Blississippi river, Mr. VAN HORN, of New York. I ask

& Co., 91: 70); T. B. Winner, $1 50; William Wood

& Co., $29; J. B. Ward, $35 38: (. L. Woodward, back to the point where the Falls are now consent to submit the following resolution for $2 30; Samuel Wagner, $: J. F. Wright, $1: A. II.

found. The process is as follows: the sand consideration at the present time:

Young, $.18 17; Paschall Morris, 8:0; A. S. Yorke,
565 20; Stevens & Brother, (London magazine.) $50;

rock formation below the magnesian limestone R:solved, That the bill now in Committee of the James Sheehy, 96 50; R. 0. Thompson, $8); W. C. formation being worn away by the action of the Whole, providling for the construction of a shipcanalaround the Falls of Niagara. be postponed to

Lodge, 31; James S. Lippencott, 51:9; J. F. Wal water the rock, losing its support, breaks ofl'in

finger, $17 50; Samuel Rixsvalt, $101: William II. and made the special order for Thursday, the 10th Gardner, $20; G. Hubart Bates, $37 50: William W. great fragments. In other words, they are day of December next, immediately after the morning hour, and continue as the special order from day

Dates. $201; II. D. Dunn, 22; K. A. Willard, 8192; undergoing the same process that has been

N. B. Cloud, $27; S. F. Bard, $20: 11. F. treneh, to day until disposed of. $149 50; C. W. Howard, 807 50: John White, 515 56:

going on for ages in the great l'alls of Niagara. Mr. KELSEY. I objeet. lleory A. Dreer, $163 75; Israel S. Diehl, $900; and

The Senate committee have ascertained that to allow so much of the same as shall appear upon there are but alout one thousand feet of that ORBER OF BUSINESS.

dun proof'under oath to bedue and unpaid for goods rock left, and it diminishes in width as it apMr. SCHENCK. I move that the Ilouse

delivered and services rendered to the Department

of Agriculture upon contracts inade by the Commis- proaches its northern limit. One or two more proceed to the consideration of business on the sioner prior to the 1st day of July, 1807, for the pily freshets of that river would destroy the falls Speaker's table.

ment of the same, $10.000, or so much thereof is may entirely by carrying off the entire rocky forma: The motion was agreed to.

be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

tion. The result would be the water-power of WAGON-ROADS IN DAKOTA TERRITORY.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any Com St. Anthony would be destroyed, a result which

missioner or other officer of the Department of Agri would be a calamity of almost national proporThe first business on the Speaker's table was

culture shall hereafter, in the name of the United the amendments of the Senate to the bili (H. States, or in the name of said Department, contract

tions, for that water-power is the greatest for any goods or services for the use thereof beyond available water power on the continent. The R. No. 650) to amend the act of March 3, the amount of money appropriated and remaining Senate have added this amendment of one 1865, providing for the construction of certain

in his or their hands unexpended at the time of such
contract, the officer so offending shall be deemed

bundred thousand additional acres for the preswagon-roads in Dakota Territory.

guilty of a misdemeanor in odlico, and upon convic ervation of that water-power. The amendinents were read, as follows: tion thereot shall be punished by fine not exceeding Mr. MULLINS. Who derives benefit from In line one, after the word “that," insert the words

$5,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding two years,
or both, at the discretion of the court.

that water-power, the Government or indi: so much of." In line four strike out the words " or so much

viduals?

Mr. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. This thereof as may be necessary and insert in lieu

Mr. DONNELLY. In one sense individuals thereof the words, as shall not exceed the sum of

amendment of the Senate simply corrects a $6,500." clerical mistake, ($17,000 having been erro

will be benefited by it, because the water-power Mr. COOK. I move that the Ilouse concur. neously inserted instead of $10,000,) and adds

is the property of individuals; but the results

of the destruction of that water-power would The amendments were concurred in.

a new section, to which there can be no objec

tion. Mr. COOK moved to reconsider the vote by

I hope the amendment will be con

be enormous. They would include not only which the amendments were concurred in, and curred in

the persons who own the water-power. but a The amendment was concurred in.

large population gathered about that falls, conalso moved that the motion to reconsider be

sisting of many thousands of people in St. Jaid on the table.

WASHINGTON TARGET-SHOOTING ASSOCIATION. Anthony and Minneapolis, and including the The latter motion was agreed to.

The next business on the Speaker's table whole agricultural country tributary to those CONNECTICUT ATENUE AND PARK RAILWAY.

was the amendment of the Senate to the bill falls. They are used in the manufacture of The next business on the Speaker's table (H. R. No. 314) to incorporate the Washing.

lumber and tlour, consumed not only by the was the amendment of the Senate to the bill

ton Target-shooting Association, in the Dis people of Minnesota, but by the people of the

trict of Columbia. (II. R. No. 420) to incorporate the Connecti.

entire Mississippi valley. So in the judgment

The amendment was read, as follows: of the Senate the destruction of that water cut avenue and Park Railway Company in the District of Columbia.

On page 2, insert at the end of line twenty-seven, power would be a national calamity. I will

the following: The amendment was read, as follows:

say further that this amendment is made to Provided, That the amount of real property or On page 3 strike out in line two the worl: " Balti

conform to the original bill, which was very

held or owned by said association shall more and Onio railroud," and insert in licuilercof not exceed in value the sum of 85%(#90: and provided carefully drawn in the interest of the settlers. Washington and Georgetown railroad.”

further, That the property of the said association, It provides the land granted shall be sold to

real, personal, and mixed, shall be held for the purThe amendment was concurred in.

actual setters at $1 2:3 per acre, the proceeds poses, and none other, expressed in the first section of this act.

to be devoted to this work. It is a grant of AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. Mr. WELKER. I move concurrence.

one section in each township; so that if there The next business on the Speaker's table

Mr. KOONTZ. I hope it will be non-con

are any evil consequences to flow from it they was the amendment of the Senate to the bill curred in

will be diffused over a large extent of country. (II. R. No. 1068) to provide for certain claims

The amendinent was non-concurred in.

I now ask the Clerk to read a letter from against the Department of Agriculture.

General G: K. Warren, one of the most capable The amendment was read, as follows:

IMPROVEMENT OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER. and efficient officers in our Army, and who has Strike out all after the enucting clauso, in these The SPEAKER next laid before the House been, by the War Department, charged with words: That there is hereby appropriated the sum of $17,000 the following amendinent of the Senate to

the surveys of the upper Mississippi river. out of the Treasury of the United States, from which House bill No. 554, making a grant of land to

The Clerk read as follows: shall be paid such indebtedness and claims against the State of Minnesota to aid in the improve

WASHINGTON, D. C., Jure 27, 188 the Department of Agriculture contracted prior to ment of the navigation of the Mississippi river:

SIR: I have the hon r to acknowledge the recript the 1st day of July, 1867, and included in the report of the Committee of Claims herewithi, asshall be sub

Add the following as a new section:

of your letter of the 25th justant, expressing the somitted to the Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, with SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That there be,

licitude felt in regard to the breaking away of the suflicient evidence, under oath, as to the origin and and hereby is, granted to the State of Minnesota, the

rocks and recession of the Falls of St. Anthony, and validity of the same, respectively, and decided by the further quantity of one hundred thousand acres of

asking my views concerning the formation of the Fifth Auditor and the final accounting officer of the public lands, subject to the same restrictions as to

falls, the danger of their destruction by speresir Treasury to be due to the respective claimants selection and ale as are herein before named, the

floods, and the injury to navigation above the falls according to the rules and laws of cquity. proceeds where if shall be used in making such im

that would result from their destruction. And in lieu thereof insert the following: provements in the Mississippi river at the Falls of

A brief description of the structure of the rocks af That tbe proper accounting ofhicers of the Treas St. Anthony as may be deemed necessary by the

the Falls of St. Anthony is as follows: ury ho authorized to audit the claims included in Legislature of that State to protect :ind secure the

The rock forming the bed of the river at and just the schedule following, to wit: W.L. Ellison, $150, existing navigation immediately above said falls.

above the falls is a stratum of hard magnesian lines C.C. Anderson, $750; M. W. Beverage, $150; W.B.

stone, having a well-marked jointed structure, se af Berry. $0 17; J. II. Bourne, $35; John Bell, $23; C.

Mr. DONNELLY. Mr. Speaker, I will ask

to readily separate into large blocks früm tican J. Brewer, $87; E. Baker. $7; T. L. Boggess, $450; the attention of the House to a brief explana

to thirty feet square. Immediately in contact with J. A. Blake, $1; Baltimore Journal of Commerce tion of this matter. The House will recollect

limestone, beneath it, is a layer of day at about aud Price Current, $1.5; George Brown, S1 13; L. C.

three feet in thickness, nearly or quite impervious that some time since we passed through the So CartesWites & Wiswell. 5635:1 W. Christ: 'House a bill making a grant of lands to the sand rock, easily porn away by the water

Beneath this clay stratum is a very soft silicious om, Sy; 11. L. Chapin, 36 50; Craigen & Clever, $5;

State of Minnesota of two hundred thousand Collius. Alderson & Co., $11.733 11: William B. Dina,

tending downward an unascertained derth, 11.07 $5; R. P. Laton & Co., 8150; Espoy & Burgdoff, Sot acres, for the improvement of the navigation

which the water washn deep holes below the talk, Samuel S. Foss, $2; Fisher & Schaeffer, $10 90: of the Mississippi river between the Falls or

The hard capping rock is tbus being underweh

, especially in lovu stages, and falling off in large

estate to

to winter.

blocks, which are subsequently broken up into benefit of mere private parties, we may as well || lands at the same price they would have to pay smaller pieces and carried away by the current. This is the case with nearly all our waterfalls, but

give them all away at once and put an end to the Government for land under the preëmption the receding action is much more rapid at the Falls the matter.

act. of St. Anthony than at any other existing fall with Mr. JULIAN. I only say that while this Mr. LOAN. Will the gentleman allow me which I am acquainted.

bill It is obvious to an observer that at a distant period

may benefit private mill owners, it is like to offer an amendment? the falls were at Fort Snelling, the present junction

wise of public interest; but, for the reason I Mr. DONNELLY. I will hear it. of the Minnesota river, and that they have receded have given, I cannot favor this grant of land. Mr. LOAN. I move to amend the amendto their present position in the manner before Mr. DONNELLY. I would say, in answer described a distance of about seven miles.

ment of the Senate by adding the following: Did this same formation of rock extendindefinitely to the statement of the gentleman from Ohio, Provided, That said lands be selected from any above the present falls along the river the continued [Mr. Lawrence,] that the magnitude of this public lands in Alaska. recession might only be considered as endangering question far exceeds any private interest inthe dams and mills in their present location and not

With that amendment I would be very glad to concern the question of navigation. And, as a convolved in it. It is true the owners of the water

to support this bill. sequence, the prevention of this wearing away by the power will receive some benefit from this grant, Mr. SCHENCK. Are there any public lands water might be considered a mere local interest, and but at the same time it will benefit the entire to bo provided for by those specially concerned.

in Alaska? But it so happens that the stratum of hard mag

population gathered around these falls, num Mr. LOAN. Certainly, we have the assurpesian limestone thins out and rises entirely abovo || bering, I think, some fourteen thousand people. | ance of the distinguished chairman of the Comthe surface of the river a few hundred feet above the present crest of the falls, and further on the soft sand

Now, if this bill does not pass it is evident mittee on Foreign Affairs [Mr. Banks] that rock alone is to be found in the bed of the river, so

from the statement made by General Warren there are in Alaska some of the best lands in that when the action of the stream has destroyed all in the letter which has just been read, accom the world, and with the most beautiful climate that remains of the hard layer but a few days will be panied with a map which is here for the iqspec on earth. I hope the gentleman will agree to necessary to lower the bed and produce a continuous rapid far aboyo, not merely destroying the present tion of the House, that this water-power will

my amendment. water-power, but a long reach of navigable channel. soon be destroyed. There are but one thousand Mr. DONNELLY. I cannot yield for any

The Water-Power Company at Minneapolis expended in 1866 between thirty and forty thousand dol

feet of magnesian limestone rock ciglat feet such amendment. We are not asking for lands lars in an unavailing attempt to stop this wearing

thick intervening between the navigation above in the State of Missouri, but for lands in the away. The undertaking is a difficult and expensive and below these falls, so that if that small belt State of Minnesota. The entire delegation one, and it is but fair that the protection and extension of the river navigation should lend its aid to that

is swept away the water-power will be gone from Minnesota are united in asking for this of the Water-Power Company in effecting a common

and the people gathered around that place will grant. If any evil consequences shall result objcct. have to seek homes elsewhere.

from this grant, they will result to the people The danger which threatens the destruction of the Mr. WINDOM. Allow me to ask what will Falls of St. Anthony requires prompt attention.

of Minnesota. We, as their representatives, The present condition of the falls is further exhib

be the effect upon some eighty miles of navi are willing to take the responsibility. I now ited by the annexed diagram.

gation above the falls, if they are swept away. call the previous question. On this diagram the banks of the river are repre Mr. DONNELLY. I am obliged to my Mr. MULLINS. I hope the previous quessented in green, the water blue, the soft sand-rock yellow, the magnesian limestone brown, and the clay colleague for the suggestion. The bill is based tion will not be seconded until something better bed pink.

not so much upon the preservation of this than this is proposed. This wood stratum is The section is constructed to cut the dam at the point furthest up the stream, from which point the

water-power, important as that is, as upon the not worth anything; I have tried it myself. dam inclines downward toward each shore. This preservation of the navigation above the falls Whenever a freshet comes it will carry away apex of the dam is at the upper end of the magne for a distance of eighty miles. If you take your wood-work and all. sian limestone, above which the bed of the river is

away the magnesian limestone one thousand The question was upon seconding the previtwenty feet deep. The water is represented falling over the lower

feet in breadth, which now constitutes a nat ous question. edge of the magnesian limestone in two places, four ural dam across the river, the sandstone rock The previous question was seconded, and hundred feet apart; the lower one is at the place where the crest of the falls was in 1866, at which

will be swept away, the bed of the river will the main question ordered; which was upon time the Minneapolis Water-Power Company put in

fall, and the entire navigation above that point | agreeing to the amendment of the Senate. the apron below the falls to protect them from fur will be destroyed. So that it is for the preser The question was taken ; and upon a divis. ther wear; the upper place is where the crest of the vation of the entire navigation above the falls | ion, there were—ayes 35, noes 37; no quorum falls was left after the flood of July, 1867, four hundred feet having been washed away in one flood,

and for the interest of the people both above voting notwithstanding the attempt to prevent it. One and below the falls that this bill should be Tellers were ordered; and Mr. LAWRENCE more like freshet would probably destroy the falls, 1 passed.

of Ohio, and Mr. DONNELLY, were appointed. for only one thousand feet of the magnesian limestone remains, and its thickness diminishes as the Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. How far The House again divided; and the tellers recession goes on; it was eighteen feet thick at the has the limestone washed away?

reported that there were-yeas 54, noes 46. crest in 1866, and at the present position of the crest Mr. DONNELLY. The letter of General Before the result was announ

unced, Mr. JULIAN of the falls it is about eight feet thick; hence the present pressing emergency.

Warren states that in the last year there were called for the yeas and nays
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

some four hundred feet of the rock destroyed The yeas and nays were ordered.
G. K. WARREN,
Brevet Major General United States Army,

by the freshets. There is a breadth of but The question was again taken; and it was Major of Engineers.

one thousand feet left, and he states that it is decided in the negative-yeas 54, noes 58 ; not His Excellency IIon. WILLIAM R. MARSHALL, diminishing in thickness as the falls recede, so voting 86; as follows: Governor of Minnesota, that the probability is another great freshet will

YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Anderson, Delos R. AshMr. DONNELLY, I yield a moment to the sweep away the whole stratum. Now, the ley, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Bailey, Barnes, Bengentleman from Indiana. owners of this water-power have attempted in

jamin, Boles, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Sidney

Clarke, Dawes, Deweese, Donnelly, Driggs, Eliot, Mr. JULIAN. This proposition was before their own interest to preserve it. They ex

Hamilton, ligby, Ilinds, llopkins, Chester D. IIubthe House Committee on the Public Lands, and || pended $37,000 in the attempt, and found they bard, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander II. Jones, Loan, in that committee I voted against it. I subse. bad not money enough. The strength of their

Logan, Lougbridge, Marvin, McClurg, McCormick,

, quently voted against it in the House, and I shall work was not great enough to resist the immense | Price, Laum, Roots, Sawyer, Smith, Spalding, Starkvote against it now when it comes from the Sen- floud, and it was swept away. We ask the Gov weather, Stokes, Taffo. Trowbridge, Twichell, Robate with one hundred thousand additional acres ernment to give this aid out of the lands of ert T. Van Horn, William Williams, James F. Wilson,

Windom, and Woodbridge--54. of land granted. My reason for my vote is this: Minnesota. There are in the State of Minne

NAYS-Messrs. Ames, Arnell, Baker, Beatty, Beck, it allows the State of Minnesota to go out two sota fifiy-three million acres of land. We ask Boutwell, Bromwell, Cary, Chanlor, Churchill, Cobb, hundred miles or more and cull lands here and for only one hundred thousand of those acres

Coburn, Cook, Covode, Cullom, Ela, Eldridge, Ferthere for a local improvement. It is a proper for the preservation of this great water-power.

riss, Fields, Garfield, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Grover,

Hill, Hulburd, Hunter, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, case for a grant in money, but a grant in land Mr. NULLINS. Will the gentleman yield Judd. Julian, Kelsey, Kitchen, Koontz, William is in contravention of our policy in like cases. to me for a question ?

Lawrence, Marshall, Maynard, Miller, Moore, Moor

head, Mullins, Mungen, Orth, Paine, Perham, Pike, The conditions of the bill as to settlement and Mr. DONNELLY. Certainly.

Pomeroy, Ross, Schenck, Scofield, Stewart, Taber, price are wholesome, and the bill is as little Mr. MULLINS. What plan is proposed for Thomas, Upson, Burt Van Horn, Henry D. Washobnoxious as any bill of this character can be, this purpose for the benefit of private indi.

burn, William B. Washburn, Welker, and John T.

Wilson-58. yet I cannot consistently vote for it for the rea viduals?

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Baldwin, sons stated. I desired simply to say this much Mr. DONNELLY. Of course the expendi. Banks, Barnum, Beaman, Denton, Bingham, Blaine, in justice to myself, leaving the House to dis ture of the money arising from this grant of

Blair, Boyer, Brooks, Broomall, Buckland, Burr,

Roderick R. Butler, Reader W. Clarke, Cornell, pose of the measure as it may deem right. land would be a question of engineering skill. Dolano, Dixon, Dodge, Eckley, Eggleston, Farns

Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio. I desire to put | The proposition, as I understand it, is to make worth. Ferry, Finney, Fox, French, Getz, Gravely, an inquiry to the gentleman from Indiana." I a wooden sheathing—"aprons" the technical

Griswold, llaight, Halsey, Harding, Hawkins, lloldesire to call the attention of the House to the name is-across the crest of the falls, which ard D. Hubbard, Ilumphrey, Kelley, Kerr, Ketcham,

man, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, Richfact-and I wish to inquire of the gentleman would serve as a roof, if I may so call it, over Knott, Laflin, George V. Lawrence, Lincoln, Lynch, if it be a fact--that the additional one hundred which the entire body of water would pass, so

Mallory, McCarthy, McCullough, Mercur, Morrissey,

Newcomb. Niblack, Nicholson, Nuon, Phelps, Pothousand acres of land which is proposed to that the disintegrating process now going on, land, Polsley, Pruyn, Randall, Robertson, Robinson, be given away by this amendment of the Sen by eating away the sand below the rock, thus Selye, Sbanks, Shellabarger, Sitgreaves, Aaron F. ate is simply a proposition to appropriate so causing the rock to break off, would be arrested, Stevens, Thaddeus Stevens, Stone, Taylor, John many acres for the benefit of private mill own. Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio. Under whose || Auken, Van Trump, Van Wyck, Ward. Cadwalader

Trimble. Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Aernam, Van ers, perhaps involving no public interest at all || direction is the money to be expended ? c. Washburn, Elihu B. Washburne. Thomas Wilexcept so far as it may be involved in the inter Mr. DONNELLY. Under the supervision | liams, Stephen F. Wilson, Wood, and Woodward—86. est of these mill owners ? Now, I submit to of the Engineer Burean. We do not ask for So the amendinent of the Senate was not the House, il we are to go on with this indis one instant to interrupt the settlement of the agreed to. criminate squander of the public lands for the country. We propose to let settlers take these Mr. PIKE. I move to reconsider the vote

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