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OTIS A. WIIITEHEAD.

expediency of discontinuing the navy-yard at

MINNESOTA VALLEY RAILROAD.

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Charlestown, Massachusetts, and uniting the

That in all cases where any person, prior to June 10,

Mr. DONNELLY introduced a joint reso- 1868, shall have settled on any tract of land of one same with the yard at Kittery, Maine; which lution (H. R. No. 333) to protect the existing hundred and sixty acres or less, in the body of lands was read a first and second time, and referred land grant to the Minnesota railroad; which

known as the Cherokee neutral lands, and chall to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

have made improvements thereon of the value of was read a first and second time, referred to

fifty dollars, and occupied such tract for agricultural the Committee on the Public Lands, and purposes, such person, bis heirs or assigns, so oceuMr. ROBERTSON introduced a bill (H. ordered to be printed.

pying any such tract of land shall, after due proof

made in such manner as may be prescribed by the R. No. 1417) to release the sureties on the CALL OF STATES, ETC., FOR RESOLUTIONS. Secretary of the Interior, be entitled to enter and

receive a patent for the lands so occupied on payiu: official bond of Otis A. Whitehead, an addi- The SPEAKER. The next business in the $1 25 an acre within one year, in such manuer as the tional paymaster in the Army of the United morning hour is the call of States and Terri- Secretary of the Interior may prescribe. And the States, for moneys lost after his death ; which tories for resolutions in their inverse order,

money so to be paid for said lands shall be paid orer

to said Cherokce Indians. was read a first and second time, and referred

commencing with Montana. to the Committee of Claims.

The joint resolution was read a first and

INDIAN TERRITORIES.
HOMESTEADS FOR SOLDIERS.

second time.

Mr. CAVANAUGH submitted the following Mr. RANDALL. I would like to know Mr. SCOFIELD introduced a bill (H. R. resolution; which was read, considered, and whether this legislation proposes to interfere No. 1418) to authorize soldiers to select home- agreed to :

with the treaty which was ratified by the Senate steads from the public lands; which was read Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be, on the oth of June last. a first and second time, and referred to the

and is hereby, directed to furnish to this House Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio. It proposes Committee on the Public Lands.

copies of all treaties mado by tho peace commission

ers with the several tribes of westorn Indians during to protect twenty-seven hundred families who AMENDMENT OF PATENT LAWS, ETC. the last and present years.

have settled on these lands and made improve. Mr. MERCUR introduced a bill (H. R. No.

TELLER OF TIIE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. ments without objection, having expended 1419) in addition to the act of July 4, 1836, to

Mr. FLANDERS introduced a joint resolu. each early one thousand dollars in improve

ments. tion, (H. R. No. 334,) on which he demanded promote the progress of the useful arts; which

We want to prevent them from being was read a first and second time, and referred the previous question.

turned out of their possessions and deprived to the Committee on Patents.

The resolution was read. It provides that for of their rights by å treaty which assumnes W. II. cox.

the present Congress and commencing there- to dispose of public lands without the authority

with the Clerk of the House is directed to pay of Congress. The facts in relation to this preMr. MILLER introduced a bill (H. R. No. from the contingent fund of the House to the

amble and resolution are perhaps sufliciently 1420) directing the Commissioner of Pensions

messenger and acting teller in the office of the stated therein in view of the debates already had to proceed to hear evidence and determine the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House the difference

in this House; but I may say few words as to right of W. H. Cux, deceased, late a sergeant between his present pay and the pay of the

the duty and power to pass the resolution. On in company F, second regiment Pennsylvania

file and engrossing clerks of the House. the 31st December, 1838, a patent was issued artillery, to a pension, in the same manner as Mr. BENJAMIN. What is his pay now?

to the Cherokee nation of Indians for the Chero. if he were still alive, he having died of disease How much does the gentleman propose to

kee neutral lands. This patent was issued in contracted while a prisoner of war at Ander- increase it?

pursuance of a treaty and on the authority of sonville, Georgia, and if found to be entitled

Mr. FLANDERS. The present pay is $1,200,

the act of Congress of May 28, 1830, which, to a pension then the same from time of his and it is proposed to increase it to $1,800.

however, provided thatdischarge till death to be paid over to his father Mr. BENJAMIN. It proposes to increase "Such lands shall revert to the United States if the Charles D. Cox; which was read a first and his pay $600 a year?

Indians becomo extinct or abandon the same." second time, and with the accompanying pa- Mr. FLANDERS. Yes, sir.

By treaty of July 19, 1866, proclaimer pers referred to the Committee on Invalid

Mr. BENJAMIN. Is that in addition to the August 11 1866, the Cherokees ceded to tha Pensions. twenty per cent. which we have already in

United States these lands in trust to be sold for LIEUTENANT HIARRIS L. REED. creased it?

not less than one dollar an acre, reserving to Mr. WELKER introduced a bill (H. R. No.

Mr. FLANDERS. I understand not. actual settlers on the lands on the 11th Augast, 1421) for the relief of Lieutenant Harris L.

Mr. BENJAMIN. I understand it does, 1866, the right to purchase the lands by them Reed; which was read a first and second time, and I hope the previous question will not be | occupied at an appraisement therein provided and referred to the Committee of Claims. seconded.

for. In pursuance of this treaty, Secretary Har

The previous question was not seconded. Lan made a sale of the lands not occupied by setPUBLIC BUILDINGS, PADUCAH, KENTUCKY. Mr. BENJAMIN rose to debate it, and the tlers to the American Emigrant Company, Au

Mr. TRIMBLE, of Kentucky, introduced a joint resolution, under the rules, went over. gust 30, 1866. Secretary Browning claiming tais bill (H. R. No. 1422) appropriating $100,000 SETTLERS ON CHEROKEE NEUTRAL LANDS. sale to be invalid, on the 9th October, 1867, sold for the erection of a custom-house, post office,

Mr. CLEVER. 1 introduce a joint resolu

the same lands to James F. Joy. The emigrant and court rooms at Paducah, Kentucky; which was read a first and second time, and referred tion (H. R. No. 335) for the protection of set

company, to settle the conflict, assigned their to the Committee on Appropriations. tlers on the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas,

contract to Joy. By a supplemental treaty, on which I demand the previous question.

made April 27, ratified June 6, and proclaimed TENNESSEE-WAR EXPENSES. The Clerk read as follows:

June 10, 1868, this assigoment and sale are

confirmed. Between August 11, 1866, and Mr. STOKES presented joint resolutions of

Whereas in the treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation of Indians, made July 19,

June 6, 1868, some twenty-seven hundred famthe Legislature of Tennessee asking to be 1866, proclaimed August 11, 1866, there is a provision ilies settled each upon one bundred and sixty reimbursed for expenses incurred in calling purporting to authorize a sale by the Secretary of the acres of these lands and made large improve out the militia in 1867; which were referred

Interior of the Cherokee neutral lands in Kansas, to the Committee of Claims. but which reserves from sale lands having improve

ments, and yet this sale and supplemental ments of the value ot' fifty dollars, not being mineral treaty profess to sell out their lands, improveSUITS AGAINST RAILROAD CORPORATIONS.

and occupied by any person for agricultural pur- ments, and all without compensation, and

poses, and which gives to occupants the right to purMr. COOK introduced a bill (H. R. No. chase one hundred and sixty acres each of said lands,

leaving the settlers to be turned out of possesunder and by virtue of which about cigbt bundred sion or to buy their lands at such prices as may 1423) to provide for bringing suits in the courts families are provided for; and whercas between of the United States against railroad corpora

be imposed on them by Mr. Joy. I object to August 11, 1866, and June 6, 1868, about twentytions where portions of the line are in several seven hundred additional families have settled on

the sale to Joy because it is unjust to the settlers ; said Cherokee neutral lands, each family occupying || I object to it because it is made upon the States; which was read a first and second

one hundred and sixty acres, on which improveinents authority of a treaty; and this House has again time, and referred to the Committee on Roads have been madcat an average cost of about five hunand Canals. dred and ten dollars, beside expenditures for living

and again declared a treaty cannot autborize of $150 for each family, said settlement and improve- a sale of public lands. The sale to Joy is void. ments being made without objection from any source But if a sale could be authorized by treaty, the

and on the faith that the settlers would be protected Mr. ROOTS introduced a bill (H. R. No. in the right to acquire title to said lands as other

sale in this case is void. The treaty purports to 1424) to amend an act entitled "An act mak- settlers on the public lands; and whereas on the 30th cede the lands to the United States in trust to ing grants of lands in alternate sections to aid

day of August, 1866, a contract was made_by and sell them. The execution of a trust cannot be

between JAMES HARLAN, Secretary of the Interior, in the construction and extension of the Iron and the American Emigrant Company, for the sale provided for by treaty; and, at all events, it Mountain railroad from Pilot Knob, in the of certain portions of said lands, wbich contract has can be regulated by law; and the joint resoluState of Missouri, to Helena, in the State of

been assigned by said company to James F. Joy, said tion before us is a mere regulation of the exe

contract and assignment being on file in the DepartArkansas ;'' which was read a first and second ment of the Interior ; and whereas a supplemental

cution of the trust, or its execution by law. I time, referred to the Committee on the Public treaty between the United States and said Cherokee have said that the treaty professes lo eede a Lands, and ordered to be printed. Indians was made April 27, 1868, ratifiod June 6, and

title to the United States in trust; but the proclaimed June 10, 1868, all without any knowledge WASHINGTON AND CINCINNATI RAILROAD. thereof by any of the persons occupying said lands,

Indians have no title to cede. The title of all and which ratifies said contract with the American public lands is in the United States. The Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia, presented

Emigrant Company and the assignment thereof to Indians only have a possessory right. If it be a joint resolution ofthe Legislature of the State

said Joy with certain modifications provided in said of West Virginia, requesting the passage of the

supplemental treaty, but which makes no provision said the Cherokees had a patent, I answer, the

for the protection of the persons or families who have patent was granted in pursuance of a tresty bill incorporating the Washington and Cincin. settled upon and improved said lands, but purports nati National Railroad Company; which was to ratify a sale of said lauds including tho improve

which could

not convey the legal title. So far referred to the Committee on Commerce. ments thereon: Therefore,

as any title rests on the act of Congress of May Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives ll 22, 1830, the act expressly provides that the tide

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shall revert to the United States when the

PROTECTION OF LIFE IN THE NAVY.

surveyed, inure to the State of Minnesota for lands are abandoned by the Cherokees, as they

Mr. ORTH introduced a bill (H. R. No.

the benefit of said road. have been. The fifth section of the Indian 1426) for the better protection of life in the

The question was upon seconding the preappropriation act of March 3, 1863, confers no Navy; which was read a first and second time,

vious question. authority to sell public lands by treaty. If the

and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. UPSON. What necessity is there for Indians by trealy can sell the title to lands

this resolution? If the lands are unsurveyed, GREAT AND LITTLE OSAGE INDIAN TREATY. they occupy or even as tribes acquire title, then

how can they be brought into market? they may sell to foreign nations, which never Mr. CLARKE, of Kansas. I offer the fol- Mr. DONNELLY. I would ask consent to , will be permitted. The Indian tribes are not lowing preamble and resolution, upon which answer the question. nations in the sense of the treaty-making power. I demand the previous question:

The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order If it be said this joint resolution violates Joy's Whereas on the 13th day of June, 1868, the House pending the call for the previous question, contract, I answer, liis contract is unauthorized of Representatives adopted a resolution relating to unless by unanimous consent. and void. Congress may disregard it and con

the treaty lately concluded with the Great and Little
Osage Indiaus, in the following words, to wit:

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I object. tracts still more valid when the public interests Resolvedd, That the President is hereby requested The question was taken upon seconding the require it. For the purpose of doing justice to furnish to this llouse copies of all instructions, previous question; and upon a division there the resolution now before us was introduced at

records, indcorrespondence connected with the com-
mission authorized to make the above-named treaty,

were-ayes 16, noes 52; no quorum voting. my instance to-day, as it was a week ago, and and copies of allpropositions madetosaid commission

Mr. DONNELLY. If the gentleman from I hope it will pass.

from railroad corporations or by individuals, and the Illinois (Mr. WashburnE] will withdraw his Mr. RANDALL, Mr. Speaker, I always

President is requested to withhold said treaty from the
Senate, or it sent to the Senate to withdraw the same,

objection for two minutes, I can explain this believed this was an outrage, but it ought to until a full investigation can be had and report inado

resolution so that there will be no objection have been corrected at some time prior to the

by the Cominittee on ludian Affairs of this House.” to it. confirmation of the treaty.

And whereas on the 15th day of June, 1908, the
President, in reply to said resolution, transmitted to

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I insist Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio. It can be cor- this house a message and a report from the Secre- upon my objection. rected now, as I can prove to the satisfaction tary of the Interior purporting to give the informa

Tellers were ordered; and Mr. DONNELLY of anybody.

tion requested; and whereas the said report of the
Secretary of the Interior did not contain all the

and Mr. MULLINS were appointed. The previous question was seconded and the records, correspondence, and propositions connected The House again divided; and the tellers main question ordered; and under the operawith the commission authorized to make said treaty;

reported that there were-ayes five, noes not and whereas the chairman of said commission was tion thereof the joint resolution was ordered to llou. N. G. Taylor, Commissioner of Indian Affairs,

counted. be engrossed and read a third time; and being and a subordinate officer of the Interior Department; So the previous question was not seconded.

and whereas a portion of the records of said comengrossed, it was accordingly read the third

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I rise to mission must have been suppressed by said oflicer if time, and passed. the Secretary of the Interior is correct in the stato

debate the joint resolution. Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, moved to recon

ment that "no propositions made to said commis- The SPEAKER. The resolution giving rise

sion from railroad corporations or by individuals sider the vote by which the joint resolution was have come to the knowledgo or possession of this

to debate goes over under the rule. passed; and also moved that the motion to Department:" Therefore,

REFINING OF BULLION. reconsider be laid on the table.

Resolved, That the President is again respectfully

requested to furnish to this House copies of all in- Mr. WINDOM. At the request of the genThe latter motion was agreed to. structions, records, and correspondence connected

tleman from Ohio, (Mr. DELANO,] I introduce with the commission authorized to negotiate the lato TAXATION AND THE PUBLIC DEBT. treaty with the Great and Little Osage Indians, and

the joint resolution I send to the Clerk's desk, Mr. ASHLEY, of Nevada, introduced a bill

copies of all propositions made to said commission and I ask the previous question upon it. from railroad corporations or by individuals.

The joint resolution (H. R. No. 337) con(II. R. No. 1425) to equalize taxation and reduce the interest on the public debt; which

Mr. BROOKS. I do not know that there is | tinuing the refining of bullion in the Mint of was read a first and second time.

any objection to the furnishing of the inforina- the United States and branches was then read Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois.

a first and second time. Let the tion called for by the resolution, but it seems bill be reported.

to me that the language of the preamble is The question was upon seconding the preThe bill was accordingly read in full. It hardly respectful to the Secretary of the In

vious question. provides that upon all gains, profits, and in

terior. The use of such word as 'suppressed" The joint resolution, which was read, prois hardly appropriate.

vides that the Mint of the United States and come arising from the bonds and other interest-bearing securities of the United States,

Mr. CLARKE, of Kansas. Can I have an

branches shall continue to refine gold and sil.

ver bullion, but no contract to exchange crude payable to any person, State, municipality, opportunity of making a statement to the

House? body politic or corporate, company or society,

or unparted bullion for refined bars shall be whether corporate or not corporate, out of

The SPEAKER. If debate arises, the reso

made until authorized by law; and section five the Treasury of the United States there shall lution goes over under the rules.

of the act of March 3, 1853, and section three be charged yearly as a tax for every $100

Mr. BROOKS. I must object to the reso

of the act of February 20, 1861, shall be re

pealed. thereon ien dollars, and for a lesser sum in the || lution unless it is put in a ditierent shape. same proportion. Said tax shall be assessed

The SPEAKER. The resolution being a

The previous question was seconded and the and collected by the Treasurer or other discall for executive information, it must go over

main question was ordered. bursing officers of the United States charged if any gentleman objects.

The question was upon ordering the joint

resolution to be engrossed and read a third with paying any of the interest upon the debt Mr. CLARKE, of Kansas. I will modify the

time. of the United States in the same currency in resolution by inserting the words " it is be

Mr. AXTELL. As a member of the Comwhich said interest is paid, and said tax shall lieved ;'' so that it will read: “And whereas

mittee on Coins, Weights, and Measures, this be instead of all other taxes assessed or levied it is believed the said report of the Secre

subject having been before that committee this as tax upon income from any of the interest- tary of the Interior did not contain all the bearing securities of the United States. records," &c. I will also strike out the word

session, I ask unanimous consent to speak upon Mr. ASHLEY, of Nevada. I demand the "suppressed" and insert "withheld.”

this joint resolution for five minutes.

Mr. DELANO. I have no objection. previous question.

Mr. BROOKS. Then I withdraw my objcc

Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. I object. Mr. MILLER. I object to that. tion.

Mr. AXTELL. I desire to inform the House The SPEAKER. The Clerk will read the The previous question was seconded and the

that this subject has been before the Committee rule on page 185 of the Digest. main question ordered; and under the opera

on Coins, Weights, and Measures, of which the The Clerk read as follows:

tion thercof the resolution was agreed to. No motion or proposition for a tax or charge

Mr. CLARKE, of Kansas, moved to recon

gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. KELLEY]

is the chairman, and we were unwilling to upon the people shail be discussed on the day on

sider the vote by which the resolution was which it is inade or offered, and every such prop- adopted ; and also moved that the motion to

report any such measure to the House. osition shall receive its first discussion in a Com

Mr. BROOKS. Would it not be in order mittee of the Whole House."

reconsider be laid on the table.
The latter motion was agreed to.

to move to refer this joint resolution to the The SPEAKER. The point of order being

Committee on Banking and Currency ? made, this bill is referred to the Committee

MIXNESOTA LAND GRANT.

The SPEAKER. That motion would not of the Whole.

Mr. DONNELLY introduced a joint resolu- be in order, except by reconsidering the vote Mr. MAYNARD. This does not propose tion (H. R. No. 333) to protect the existing

ordering the main question. a tax on the people, as I understand it. land grant of the Minnesota valley railroad, Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I think

The SPEAKER.' The Chair supposes it is in the State of Minnesota ; which was read a the joint resolution should pass. a tax on the people. Tax bills, tariff bills, first and second time.

Mr. BROOKS. I move to reconsider the and money bills are required by this rule to be Mr. DONNELLY. I demand the previous vote by which the main question was ordered. referred to the Committee of the Whole. question.

The question was taken on the motion to Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts. I move The joint resolution, which was read, directs reconsider; and upon a division there wereto suspend the rules for the purpose of con: the Secretary of the Interior to permit to be ayes 36, noes 66, sidering the bill in the House at the present || filed in the proper office the plat of the loca. So the motion was not agreed to.

tion of the Minnesota valley railroad through The question recurred upon ordering the The SPEAKER. The rules cannot be sus- unsurveyed lands of the United States within joint resolution to be engrossed and read a pended during the morning hour. The bill is the State of Minnesota ; and from the date of third time. referred to the Committee of the Whole on such filing he shall withdraw from settlement Mr. BROOKS. Upon that question I call the state of the Union. all snch lands as would, if such lands wero for ile yeas and nays.

While the yeas and 40TI Coxo. 20 Sess.-No. 251.

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nays are being taken, we may be able to find from the Electoral College votes of States The SPEAKER. The resolution then goes out what the joint resolution is about.

lately in rebellion which shall not bave been over under the rules. The yeas and nays were ordered. reorganized;

CIVIL-SERVICE BILL. Mr. AXTELL. "Would it be in order to Joint resolution (H. R. No. 201) in relation have the sections read which it is proposed to to the Rock Island bridge;

The SPEAKER. The morning hour has have repealed by this joint resolution?

An act (H. R. No. 1119) for the registration expired, and the House now resumes the conThe SPEAKER. It would not, forit would be or enrollment of certain foreign vessels;

sideration of the motion pending at the adjourn. in the nature of debate.

An act (H. R. No: 1080) for the relief of

ment last Monday, that the rules be suspender! The question was then taken upon ordering Edward B. Allen ;

so as to make the civil-service bill the special the joint resolution to be engrossed and read a An act (H. R. No. 675) granting a pension order as soon as the general appropriation bills chird time; and it was decided in the affirm- to the widow and child of Cornelius L. Rice;

are disposed of, and not to interfere with tho ative-yeas 95, nays 34, not voting 69; as An act (H. R. No. 672) granting a pension

tax bill.

Mr. JENCKES. I yield for a moment to follows:

to the widow and children of Charles W. WilYEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell,

gentlemen to introduce bills. cox; Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baldwin, An act (H. R. No. 670) granting a pension

ARKANSAS TAX COMMISSIONERS. Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Boles, Boutwell, Bromwell, Buckland, Benjamin F. Butler. Roderick R.

to the widow and children of Andrew Hol- Mr. SCHENCK,by unanimous consent, from Butler, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, man;

the Committee of Ways and Means, reported Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Driggs, Eckley, Ela, An act (H. R. No. 669) granting a pension back Senate bill No. 564, concerning the tax Eliot, Fields, French, Garfield, Hamilton, Hinds,

to the widow and children of Myron Wilklow; || commissioners for the State of Arkansas, with Hooper, Hopkins, Hulburd, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelsey, Koontz, George V. Lawrence, An act (H. R. No. 666) granting a pension | the recommendation that it do pass. William Lawrence, Loan, Loughridge, Lynch, Malto Henry H. Hunter;

The bill provides that all acts and proceedlory, Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McClurg, Mckice, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mullins, Myers,

An act (H. R. No. 664) granting a pension | ings which have been had or performed by any O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pile, Plants, to the children of Charles Gouler;

two of the tax commissioners in and for the Pomeroy, Raum, Robertson, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shanks, Spalding, Starkweather, Thad

An act (H. R. No. 663) granting arrears of State of Arkansas, shall have the same force deus Stevens, Stokes, Tatie, Taylor, Trowbridge, Van pension to Cyrus K. Wood, legal representa- and effect as if had and performed by the three Aernam, Burt Van llorn, Van Wyck, Elibu B. Wash- tive of Cyrus D. Wood, deceased;

of said commissioners. burne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn,

An act (H. R. No. 662) granting a pension Welker, Thomas Williams, William Williams, James

Mr. SCHENCK. This is a Senate bill, and F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, and Wood

to the widow and children of George R. provides that the action of two commissioners bridge-95. Waters;

where the other was sick and did not reach the NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Baker, Beck, Blair, Boyer, Brooks, Cary, Chanier, Dixon,

An act (H. R. No. 661) granting a pension || place shall be legal. The committee recomEldridge, Ferriss, Getz,, Glossbrenner, Golladay,

to the widow and child of William Craft; mend that it pass as it came from the Senate. Grover, Haight, lligby, Jenckes, knott, Marshall, An act (H. R. No. 521) granting a pension The bill was ordered to be read a third time; Mungen. Niblack, Randall, Ross, Sitgreaves, Stewart,

to Soloman Zachman; Taber, Thomas, Lawrence S. Trinble, Upson, Van

and it was accordingly read the third time, and Auken, and Van Trump--31.

An act (H. R. No. 518) granting a pension | passed. NOT VOTING-Messrs. Banks, Barnes, Barnum, to George F. Gorham, late a private in Com- Mr. SCHENCK moved to reconsider the Beaman, Bingham, Blaine, Broomall, Burr, Cake, Reader W.Clarke, Cornell, Deweese, Dodge, Donnelly, pany B, twenty-ninth regiment Massachusetts

vote by which the bill was passed; and also Eggleston, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finney, fox, Gravely, volunteer infantry;

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid Griswold, Halsey, Harding, Tlawkins, Hill, Holman, An act (H. R. No. 201) declaratory of the on the table. Hotchkiss. Asabel W.Hubbard, Chester D). Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Humpbrey, Hunter, Inger

law in regard to officers cashiered or dismissed The latter motion was agreed to. soll, Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley, Kerr, ket- from the Army by the sentence of a general

POST ROUTE BILL. cham, Kitchen, Latlin, Lincoln, Logan, McCormick, court-martial; and McCullough, Morrell, Morrissey, Newcoinb, Nicholson, Nunn, Phelps, Pike, Poland, Pulsley, Price,

An act (H. R. No. 673) granting a pension

Mr. FARNSWORTH, by unanimous conPruyn, Robinson, Roots, Shellabarger, Smith, Aaron 10 Saffrona C. Phelps, widow of John S.

sent, from the Committee on the Post Office F. stovens, Stone, John Trimble, Twitchell, Robert | Phelps.

and Post Roads, reported a bill (H. R. No. T. Van Horn, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, John

1427) to establish certain post roads; whicla T. Wilson, Wood, and Woodward-69.

WITHDRAWAL OF PAPERS.

was read a first and second time. So the joint resolution was ordered to be Mr. STOKES asked and obtained leave to

Mr. FARNSWORTH. The bill contains engrossed and read a third time; and being withdraw from the files of the House papers nothing but post routes. It provides for no engrossed, it was accordingly read the third in the case of R. Kirkpatrick.

general legislation. time, and passed.

PAY OF JOHN D. YOUNG, CONTESTANT. The bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. DELANO moved to reconsider the vote

Mr. HIGBY submitted the following reso

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was by which the joint resolution was passed; and also moved that the motion to reconsider be

lution, on which he demanded the previous | accordingly read ihe third time, and passed. laid on the table. question :

Mr. FARNSWORTH moved to reconsider The latter motion was agreed to.

Resolvedl, That the Clerk of the House of Repre- the vote by which the bill was passed; and

sentatives be directed to pay to John D. Young the also moved that the motion to reconsider be MESSAGE FROM TIIE SENATE. sum of $2.500 for expenses incurred by him in the

laid on the table. contested-election case between himself and Samuel

McKee. A message from the Senate, by Mr. GORHAM,

The latter motion was agreed to. its Secretary, announced that the Senate had Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Has this

NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE. insisted on its amendments, disagreed to by resolution been before the Committee of Mr. PILE. I desire to present the petition the House, to the bill (H. R. No. 1284) to Elections ?

of the National Board of Trade, which met change and more effectually secure the collec

Mr. HIGBY. The Committee of Elections || several weeks ago in Philadelphia, and ask that tion of internal revenue on distilled spirits and are unanimously in favor of it.

it be ordered to be printed in the Globe, as it tobacco, and to amend the tax on banks, had Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio. Then let them

is an important paper relating to the Missisagreed to the conference asked by the House report it. I move that the resolution be referred | sippi river. on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, to that committee.

It was ordered accordingly. The petition, and had appointed Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. Mor

The SPEAKER. That motion would be

which is as follows, was referred to the ComPILL of Vermont, and Mr. BuckAlEW conferees in order if the previous question should not mittee on Commerce: on the part of the Senate. be seconded.

SECRETARY AND TREASURER'S OFFICE, The message also announced that the Sen. Mr. HIGBY. I ask the chairman of the

Bostox, June 6, 1908. ate had agreed to the amendments of the House

Committee of Elections to state whether the Whereas a bill is now pending before Congress to the joint resolution (S. R. No. 139) exclud

committee has not acted on this resolution? having for its object the granting of a charter to cering from the Electoral College votes of States

Mr. COOK. As a member of the commit

tain individuals for the purpose of constructing a

canal or channel through Pass l'Outre, one of the lately in rebellion which shall not have been

tee, I will state that the Committee of Elec. outlets of the Mississippi river to the sea, with the reorganized. tions have agreed to this resolution.

right to collect tonnago dues or toll from ali vessels The message further announced that the On seconding the demand for the previous

making use of the same; and whereas the imposition

of such a tax would be a serious detrineni to the Senate had passed, without amendment, the question, there were-ayes 50, noes 41 ; no carrying trade of the country by necessarily inbill (II. R. No. 938) to authorize the sale of quorum

voting.

croasing the cost of transportation on the producis twenty acres of land in the military reservation The SPEAKER, under the rule, ordered

and manufactures of all sections: Therefore,

Be it resolved, 1. That the Mississippi river, being at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

tellers; and appointed Mr. Higby and Mr. a national highway, should always be kept free from ASHLEY of Ohio.

its highest navigable point to its ouuet, and I ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND BILLS. The House divided; and the tellers report

charge of any nature whatever should ever be ca

acted from the shipping navigating its waters. Mr. WILSON, of Pennsylvania, from the ed-ayes 57, noes 58.

2. That Congress be respectiully requested to refuse Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the So the previous question was not seconded. the passage of any such bill as is referred to in lae

preamble.

3. That Congress be requested to pass a bill proresolutions the fol- ence of the to the of viding for the reinoval of all obstructions to the lowing titles ; when the Speaker signed the Elections.

navigation of the Mississippi river and its tributsMr. DAWES. This resolution has been

ries, the work to be done under the direction of Guia

ernment officers, and not, as heretofore, by contract Joint resolution (H. R. No. 281) authorizing before the Committee of Elections, and it has The above were unanimously adopted at the first the issue of clothing to company F, eighteenth | been unanimously agreed to.

meeting of the National Board of Trade, held in the regiment United States infantry;

Mr. McKEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to debate

city of Philadelphia, on the 6th of June, 1938.

F. FRALEY, President, Joint resolution (S. R. No. 189) excluding ll the resolution.

Attest: HAMILTON A. IIill, Secretary.

committee had examined and found truly Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio. I move the refer

same:

merce.

FEES TO CONSULAR AGENTS.

izing the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of the were referred to the Committee for the District Mr. SPALDING. I ask unanimous con

property of the United States in certain canals and of Columbia.

navigation companies, wherein the United States sent to introduce a joint resolution (H. R. hold stock, which have for many years been non

CIVIL-SERVICE BILL.
No. 328) exonerating certain vessels of the interest paying.
United States from the payment of tonnage

The SPEAKER. The question is on sus.

PENSION BILLS. fees to consular agents in Canada. It meets

pending the rules for the purpose of considering

The SPEAKER. The Senate have asked the civil-service bill. The effect of the motion with the approval of the Committee on Com- for a committee of conference on nine pension would be to bring the bill before the House

bills, the amendments being verbal. If there There was no objection; and the joint res

now, neither the appropriation bills nor the tax is no objection the House will reciprocate the bill being pending. olution was read a first and second time. It request.

Mr. WELKER. I would like to have the provides that no consul or consular agent shall

No objection was made; and the Speaker motion read. exact tonnage fees from any vessel of the United States touching at one or more ports

appointed Messrs. Penian, Van Aernam, and The Clerk read as follows:

BEATTY. in Canada on her regular voyage from one

Suspend the rules so as to make the civil service FREEDMEN'S BUREAU.

bill a special order as soon as the general appropriaport to another in the United States, unless

tion bills are disposed of, and not to interfere with said consul or consular agent shall perform

Mr. ELIOT. I ask unanimous consent to the tax bill. some official service required by law for such take from the Speaker's table Senate bill No. Mr. MOORHEAD. I would ask the gentlevessel when she shall thus touch at a Canadian 567, relative to the Freedmen's Bureau, and man froin Rhode Island (Mr. JEYCKEY] if he port.

providing for its discontinuance. I have the did not intend to put in the tariff bill? The joint resolution was ordered to be en- authority of the committee to which it would Mr. JENCKES. No, sir. grossed and read a third time; and being be referred to move that it be considered in the Mr. WELKER. I hope the rules will not engrossed, it was accordingly read the third House.

be suspended. time, and passed. Mr. RANDALL. I object.

The question was put; and there were-ayes Mr. SPALDING moved to reconsider the Mr. ELIOT. I move to suspend the rules. 70, noes 49. vote by which the joint resolution was passed ;

Mr. JENCKES. I do not yield the floor Mr. JENCKES called for tellers. and also moved that the motion to reconsider for that.

Tellers were ordered. be laid on the table.

OUTRAGES IN TIIE SOUTII.

Mr. PIKE demanded the yeas and nays. The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. ARNELL. I ask ananimous consent The yeas and nays were ordered. CONSULAR PAPERS IN EVIDENCE.

to offer the following preamble and resolution: The question was taken; and there wereMr. WASHBURNE,of Illinois. Mr.Speaker,

Whereas outrages, assassinations, and murders of yeas 68, nays 62, not voting 68; as follows:

unparalleled atrocity continue to be perpetrated at YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Archer, Arnell, James I have a communication from the Treasury the South upon law-abiding and unoffending Union- M. Ashley, Axtell, Bailey. Baklwin, Beck, BoutDepartment in relation to making certain

con

ists by bands of masked and armed desperadoes, in well, Boyer, Bromwell, Brooks, Roderick R. Butler,

such numbers and to such extent as to terrify whole sular papers record evidence in courts of jus

Cary, Chanler, Cook, Dawes, Delano, Dixon, Doncommunities and paralyze labor in its lawful and nelly, Ela, Eliot, Ferries, French, Garfield, Griswold, tice. It is a matter of importance, and will be peaceful avocations:

Grover, Haight, Hamilton, Iligby, llooper, ilulburd, of great convenience in the trial of cases in

Resolved, That it is the duty of the Government to Jenckes, Johnson, Alexander H. Jones, Judd, Julian, which the United States is interested. I ask,

extend full and ample protection to all its faithful, Ketcham, Mallory, Marvin, McKee, Niblack, Nunn,

loyal citizens at the South, white and colored, and Perham, Peters, Pike, Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Rantherefore, to introduce a bill (H. R. No. 1428) that a special committee, to consist of three inem- dall, Raum, Ross, Schenck, Scofield, Smith, Spaleauthorizing the admission in evidence of the bers of this House, be appointed to investigate these ing. Starkweather. Stewart, Stokes, Taber, Taylor, copies of certain papers, documents, and

alleged outrages; and said committee is hereby em- Lawrence S. Trimble, Twichell. Henry D. Wash

powered to send for persons and papers, and to report burn, William B. Washburn, James F. Wilson, Steentries.

to this House, with all reasonable dispatch, by bill phen F. Wilson, and Woodbridge-68. The bill was reported. It provides that copies or otherwise.

NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Ames, Delos R. Ashley,

Baker, Banks, Beatty, Benton, Blair, Boles, Buckof any and all papers and documents filed or Mr. RANDALL. I object only to the latter land, Sidney Clarke, Cobb. Coburn, Driysi, Eckley, remaining in the office of any consul, vice part--the appointment of a committee.

Eldridge, Fields, Getz, Glossbrenner. Golladay. Hlawconsul, or commercial agent of the United Mr. BROOKS. I object to the whole. I

kins, Ilinds, llopkins, Chester D. Hubbaru, Kelsey,

Kitchen, Koontz, George V. Lawrence. William States, and of any and all entries in the books have information of some thirty or forty out- Lawrence, Loan, Marshall, McCarthy, McClurg, Meror records of any such office, shall, when certi- rages in Minnesota and Illinois-awful out- cur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mullins, Mungen, fied under the haud and official seal of the

Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Robertson, Roots, Savrages.

yer, Selye. Shanks, Sitgreares, Thaddeus Stevens, proper consul, vice consul, or commercial

EVENING SESSIONS FOR DEBATE.

Tatie, Trowbridge, Upson, Van Acrnam, Van Auken, agent, be admissible in evidence in all courts

Burt Van Horn, Van Trump, Van Wyck, Welker,

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Gentlemen of the United States, and shall have, as evi

Thomas Williams, William Wiliams, and Win

dom-02. dence, the same force and effect as the original

around me desire that there may be an evening papers, documents, or entries. session for debate every night this week.

NOT VOTING-Messrs. Allison, Barnes, Barnum,

Beaman, Benjamin, Bingham, Blaine, Broomall, The Clerk read the following letter:

therefore move that evening sessions be ordered Burr, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Churchill, Reader

at half past seven o'clock during the week. \P. Clarke, Cornell, Covode, Cullom, Deweese, Dodge, TreasurY DEPARTMENT, Mr. RANDALL. With the understanding

Eggleston, Farnsworth, Ferry, Finney, Fox, Gravely, SOLICITOR'S OFFICE, July 11, 1868.

Halsey, Harding, Hill, Holman, Ilotchkiss, Asahel Sir: Inconvenience sometimes arises from the want that no vote is to be taken?

W. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Humphrey, of a provision making properly certitied copies of Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. No busi- llunter, Ingersoll, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley, Kerr, consular papers and recordis evidence in our courts. ness whatever-just a speaking school.

Knott, Laffin, Lincoln, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, I have, therefore, prepared a short bill supplying

Maynard, McCormick, McCullough, Morrell, Morristhis defect, which I herewith inclose, and I have the

No objection being made, it was ordered soy, Newcomb, Nicholson, Phelps, Pile, Polsley, honor to request that, if it meets the approval of accordingly.

Price, Pruyn, Robinson, Shellabarger. Aaron F. Steyour committee, you will report it to the House of

vens, Stone, Thomas, John Trimble, Robert T. Van Representatives, with a view to its passage by that

LEAVE TO PRINT REMARKS.

Horn. Wari, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Elihu B. body.

Washburne, John T. Wilson, Wood, and WoodI have the honor to be, very rospectfully,

Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania, asked and

ward-69.
EDWARD JORDAN, obtained consent to print a speech on the
Solicitor of the Treasury.

So (two thirds not voting in favor thereof) question of the purchase of Alaska. [It will Hon. E. B. WASHBurne, Chairman Committee on Com

the rules were not suspended. merce, House of Representatives. be published in the Appendix.]

Mr. MAYNARD stated, during the roll.call, The bill was read a first and second time,

LOUISIANA CONTESTED ELECTION.

that he was paired on this question with Nr. was ordered to be engrossed and read a third The SPEAKER laid before the House testi

LOUGHRIDGE. time; and being engrossed, it was accordingly mony, &c., in the case of the election contest

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT. read the third time, and passed.

of Jones vs. Mann, second congressional disMr. COBB moved to reconsider the vote

A message from the President, by Mr. W. trict of Louisiana; which was referred to the

G. Moore, his Private Secretary, announced by which the bill was passed ; and also moved Committee of Elections.

that the President had approved and signed that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

FINES ON MAIL CONTRACTORS.

bills and joint resolutions of the following table.

titles: The latter motion was agreed to.

The SPEAKER also laid before the House a letter from the Postmaster General, trans

An act (II. R. No. 869) prescribing an oathi NATURALIZATION. mitting, in compliance with the act of July 2,

of office to be taken by persons from whom Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania, by unani- 1836, a report of fines imposed and deductions

legal disabilities shall have been removed ; mous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. No. made from the pay of contractors for carrying

An act (II. R. No. 415) for the relief of 1429) to amend an act entitled “ An act to the mails of the United States for the year

Timothy Lyden, of Parkersburg, West Virginia; establish a uniform rule of naturalization,' ending June 30, 1867; which was referred to

A joint resolution (H. R. No. 324) to extend passed April 14, 1802; which was read a first the Committee on the Post Office and Post

the time for the completion of the West Wisand second time, referred to the Committee on Roads.

consin railroad; the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

A joint resolution (H. R. No. 154) in relation SCHOOL TRUSTEES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

to the settlement of the accounts of certain GOVERNMENT STOCK IN CANALS, ETC.

The SPEAKER also laid before the House officers and agents who have disbursed public Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts, by unani. resolutions of a mass meeting of citizens of money under the direction of the chief of enmous consent, offered the following resolution ; || Washington, protesting against the passage by gineers; which was read, considered, and agreed to: the House of Representatives of the Senate bill An act (H. R. No. 1325) for the relief of

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be transferring the duties of trustees of colored Benjamin B. French, late Commissioner of instructed to inquire into the expediency of author- schools to the trustees of white schools; which Public Buildings;

An act (H. R. No. 1069) for the relief of Mr. BROOKS. That is a great deal of time; which I have made in relation to the expenses Charles B. Tanner, late first lieutenant sixty- we are usually allowed one minute. We are of the Freedmen's Bureau, I verily believe ninth Pennsylvania volunteers;

profoundly grateful to the gentleman for his that the annual cost of the bureau is at least An act (H. R. No. 453) increasing the pen | generosity.

$15,000,000 a year. sion of Nancy Weeks, widow of Francis The question was npon the motion to sus- Mr. BROOKS. So that, in point of fact, Weeks, late an ensign'in the revolutionary | pend the rules in order to take the Freedmen's the sum of $15,000,000 annually is confided war ; Bureau bill from the Speaker's table.

to the absolute and supreme disposal of General An act (H. R. No. 1156) authorizing the Mr. ELIOT. If the bill can be considered Howard. I do not know how honest this GenCommissioners of the General Land Office to as before the Ilouse, I will yield for ten min- eral Howard may be; but this is too much issue a patent to F. N. Blake for one hundred utes to the gentleman from New York, [Mr. | money and too much power to be put at the and sixty acres of land in Kansas; BROOKS.)

disposal of any one man. General Howard's An act (H. R. No. 366) to incorporate the No objection was made, and the bill was prosperity has been wonderful. This, it is said, National Hotel Company of Washington city; accordingly taken from the Speaker's table, has arisen from the contributions of individuals An act (H. R. No. 420) to incorporate the and read a first and second time.

and societies; but, however that may be, I ean Connecticut Avenue and Park Railway Com- The question was upon ordering the bill to only say that he has in course of erection on pany in the District of Columbia ; be read a third time.

one of the beautiful hills adjacent to this city An act (H. R. No. 1069) to provide for cer- The first section ofthe bill, which was read, pro. one of the most palatial residences to be seen tain claims against the Department of Agri- | vides that the duties and powers of the Commis- in this or any other city of the Union. The culture ; and

sioner ofthe Bureau for the Relief of Freedmen second section provides in the beginning for An act (H. R. No. 650) to amend the act and Refugees shall continue to be discharged the discontinuance of the bureau on the 1st of of 3d of March, 1865, providing for the con- by the present Commissioner of the bureau, || January next; but that provision is afterward struction of certain wagon-roads of Dakota and in case of vacancy in said office occurring | nullified by the words - as soon as the same Territory.

by reason of his death or resignation the same may be done without injury to the GovernPAPERS WITHDRAWN.

shall be filled by appointment of the President ment.' The provision is in these words: Mr. BENJAMIN asked and obtained leave

on the nomination of the Secretary of War, That the commissioner of the bureau sball, on

and with the advice and consent of the Senate; the 1st day of January next, cause the said bureau to withdraw from the files of the House the

to be withdrawn from the several States within and no officer of the Army shall be detailed for papers of Robert V. Keller, copies to be left

which snid bureau has acted, and its operations disservice as Commissioner or shall enter upon on the file.

continued, as soon as the same may be done without the duties of Commissioner unless appointed injury to the Government. WASHINGTON TARGET-SHOOTING ASSOCIATION.

by and with the advice and consent of the Sen- Who is to judge of this "injury to the Gov. Mr. BALDWIN, from the committee of ate; and all assistant commissioners shall be ernment?'' General Howard. And it is not conference on the disagreeing votes of the two appointed by the Secretary of War on the nom- likely that General Howard will ever think it Houses on the bill (H. R. No. 314) to incor.

ination of the Commissioner of the bureau. In for the interest of the Government to disconporate the Washington Target-shooting Asso- case of vacancy in the office of Commissioner tinue this bureau so long as he may be at tue ciation in the District of Columbia, submitted | happening during the recess of the Senate the head of it. But even if the bureau could be the following report:

duties of Commissioner shall be discharged by discontinued without, in General Howard's The committee of conference on the disagreeing

the acting assistant adjutant general of the estimation, “ injury to the Government, the votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. No.314) bureau until such vacancy can be filled. bill makes the following provision: to incorporate the "Washington Target-shooting

The second section provides that the Com. But the educational department of the said baAssociation" in the District of Columbia, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommissioner of the bureau shall, on the 1st day of

reau, and the collection and payment of moneys due

the soldiers, sailors, and marines, or their heirs.-ball mend, and do recommend to thoir respective llousos. January next, cause the said bureau to be

be continued as now provided by law, until otheras follows: That the House recede from its disagreement to the

withdrawn from the several States within which wise ordered by act of Congress. amendment of the Senate to the said bill, and agree

said bureau has acted and its operations dis- So that this bill, pretending to be a disconto the same with an amendment, as follows:

continued as soon as the same may be done tinuance of the Freedmen's Bureau, provides Striko out of said amendment, after the word

without injury to the Government. But the in reality for its continuance and perpetuation, i provided,” in the first line, the following words; The amount of real property or estate to be held

educational department of the said bureau and subject only to the future action of Congress. by the said association shall not exceed in value the the collection and payment of moneys due the || I object, therefore, to the bill as deceptive in sum of $50,000; and provided further that."

soldiers, sailors, and marines, or their heirs, And the Senate agree to the same.

its provisions. It is not an abolition or a disJOHN D. BALDWIN,

shall be continued as now provided by law continuance of the bureau, but its prolonga: M. WELKER,

until otherwise ordered by act of Congress. tion and pemanent establishment until repealed A.J, GLOSSBRENNER, Mr. ELIOT. I now yield to the gentleman || by further action of Congress. The bill con: Managers on the part of the House,

from New York [Mr. Brooks] for ten minutes. tains this additional provision :
JAMES HARLAN,
GEORGE VICKERS,

Mr. BROOKS. I have hardly had time to Provided, however, That the provisions of this
ROSCOE CONKLING, read this bill sufficiently to fully understand it. section shall not apply to any State wbieh shall not,
Managers on the part of the Senate. But it is presumed that we know all about it,

on the 1st of January next, be restored to its former The report of the committee of conference by a sort of happy instinct, so that it is hardly | States, and be entitled to representation in Con

political relations with tho Government of the United was adopted.

necessary to discuss it or to kuow anything Mr. BALDWIN moved to reconsider the about the scope and effect of it. This bill Who is to judge of this restoration to "former vote by which the report was adopted; and

turns up in the House for the first time this political relations" and the right to representalso moved that the motion to reconsider be morning, and will be put upon its passage and ation in Congress? Is this to be determined laid on the table.

made a law, so far as this House can make it a by General Howard, or by the two Houses of The latter motion was agreed to.

law, within twenty-five or thirty minutes at the Congress and the President of the United furthest. We do business by steam, at high States? The bill contains no exposition, no

pressure, at the speed of a locomotive in full declaration whatever on this subject. My Mr. JULIAN. I move that the rules be course, sixty, and sometimes eighty miles an objection to this proviso is that under it, in suspended in order that I may have an oppor- hour. Put into plain English, this bill, as I such States as Mississippi, Texas, and Virtunity to submit the following resolution: understand it, creates General Howard supreme | ginia, and other States that may not be restored

Resolved. That the House will hold an evening and absolute sovereign over the affairs of the to their “former political relations," this session on Tuesday evening, at half past seven o'clock, Freedmen's Bureau so long as he may choose bureau is to be continued indefinitely until the for the purpose of receiving and considering the report of the Committee on the Public Lands on the

to continue at its head, without any interfer: two Houses of Congress shall repeal the act. Sutro tunnel.

ence upon the part of the President or the Here is a bill which in the beginning pretends Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I hope not;

Secretary of War. It makes him entire master to discontinue the Freedmen's Bureau, but in that is nothing but a huge gambling operation.

and controller of the bureau. This bill pro- the end provides for its continuance through The question was taken on the motion to vides that:

all time in certainly three States of the Union, suspend the rules, and it was not agreed to.

No officer of the Army shall be detailed for service unless the commissioner of the bureau or the

as commissioner or shall enter upon the duties of FREEDMEN'S BUREAU.

two Houses of Congress should hereafter othcommissioner unless appointed by and with the ad- erwise determine. Sir, we may disguise this Mr. ELIOT. I move that the rules be sus.

vice and consent of the Senate; and all assistant

commissioners, agents, clerks, and assistants shall matter of the Freedmen's Bureau as we please, pended, for the purpose of taking from the be appointed by the Secretary of War, on the nom- it is nothing but an electioneering machine Speaker's table Senate bill No. 567, relating ination of the commissioner of the bureau.

from the beginning to end. It is the contrirto the Freedmen's Bureau, and providing for Thus this bill, as I have said, makes General ance of this Congress to manipulate, control, its discontinuance, in order that it may be con- Howard supreme in all his appointments. I regulate, and dominate the southern States of sidered at the present time.

believe it has been established in a speech | this Union in order to keep those States subMr. BROOKS. I think I must call the yeas made by my friend from Pennsylvania [Mr. ject to this Congress. Through the agency and nays on the motion to suspend the rules | BOYER] that, notwithstanding the declaration of this Freedmen's Bureau the northern people unless some time can be allowed to discuss this of the honorable gentleman from Massachu- || have heavy additions to their burdens of taxabill. I know it will be passed; but I would setts, [Mr. Eliot, ] that this bureau has cost tion. The northern people, who pay $1 25 prefer to have a little discussion on it.

but $6,000,000 a year, the actual cost is per pound for tea, the people who buy sugar, Mr. ELIOT. If the gentleman desires to $15,000,000. I ask my friend from Pennsyl- | the people who buy coffee, the people who are discuss this bill for ten minutes, I will consent vania whether I am right?

taxed in every form, are taxed for the support to yield that time to him.

Mr. BOYER. From some investigation ll of the Freedmen's Bureau. It is to affect the

gress.

SUTRO TUNNEL.

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