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Dow. We know they do not mean to advo. of his own makiug instead of those established allowed to say it was necessary, for the very cate the recognition of the loyal governments by law.

reason that they had selected such exponents which have grown up under the legislation of “The House of Representatives will contain a of their opinions. I am a little at a loss to know Congress; for against those governments they | majority of Domocrats from the North."

to what I may properly direct my argument are all the time arraying themselves. Then May be so!

under the ruling of the Chair, which certainly what governments are they that are to send

"And they will admit the Representatives elected was unexpected after the course which is their Representatives to Congress, their Sen.

by the white peoplo of the South, and with the debate had been permitted to take. ators to the other end of this Capitol, their coöperation of the President it will not be difficult to

Mr. SPALDING. I move that the gentlecompel the Senate to submit." electors to vote for President and Vice Pres. ident? Frank Blair has told us, and it will

That is your platform moved as an amend

man be permitted to proceed.

Mr. SCHENCK. But I shall certainly take ment to the resolutions of July 6, and you shall not do for gentlemen now to attempt to throw hear of it everywhere whether you will or no.

some opportunity hereafter, if it presents itself, off that exposition of their creed, that declarYou will have to stand on it and abide by it.

to submit my views, not in a straight-jacket, ation of their position, which has been so clearly defined for them before the country by

Let me go on with it:

upon this subject.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair their candidate for the Vice Presidency.

"I repeat that this is the real and only question which we should allow to control us: Shall we sub

will state that the debate had been allowed to The gentleman from New York [Mr. Brooks] mit to the usurpations by which the Government ins

run on without objection from any quarter; and others are uneasy. They tell us that the been overthrown, or shall we exert ourselves for its but when objection was made and insisted letter of Frank Blair is not their platform.

full aud complete restoration? It is idle to talk of
bonds, greenbacks, gold, the public faith, and the

upon, the Chair felt bound to rule as he did. What is their platform? Why, sir, on Mon- public credit."

Mr. MARSHALL. If the other side will day, the 6th day of this month, the Demo

Away with your generalities, common places, | give us something like half a show I have no cratic party in their convention at New York platitudes, and delusions in the pretended plat objection. agreed upon a series of propositions, many of form which you adopted two days ago. That is The SPEAKER pro tempore.

Does the them inere axioms in politics against which not the issue. There is but one real, true issue; gentleman withdraw the objection? nobody will protest; others generalities and all those are of the slightest possible conse. Mr. MARSHALL. Only on the condition commonplaces about which no question is quence which two days ago you thought worthy stated. likely ever to be made; others a wrapping-up to be made the declaration of your faith.

Mr. SCHENCK. It comes with a bad grace of ineaning in ambiguous phrase with the

“I wish to stand before the convention upon this

from the gentleman who told me be only intentio: of catching people of the widest dis- issue, but it is one which embraces everything else wanted a minute, and I gave him more. I similarity of opinion, so ihat your Chase men

that is of valuo in its large and comprehensive inquire if it would be in order to supply some and your Pendleton men might meet upon the

results. It is the one thing that includes all that is
worth a contest, and without it there is nothing that

omissions in the account he gave of tbe per same ground. And that they say is their plat- gives dignity, honor, or value to the strugglo.” sonnel of that convention which made this form. That was on the 6th of July. Three Mr. MARSHALL. I raise the question of platform which opposes itself to the bills we days afterward, on the 9th of July, when, order that the gentleman is not discussing the have under consideration ? throwing aside all others, they had taken Ho

question before the House. (Laughter.] The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair is ratio Seymour as their candidate for the Pres- Unless he gives a chance on this side I shall of the opinion that all of this debate is not idency, and the question came who should be object to his proceeding. I have no objection relevant to the joint resolution before the their second on the ticket, Frank Blair marched at all if he will permit us to have one fourth | House, and if objection is made it cannot prointo that hall, not in person, but through the the time he occupies.

ceed. representatives of himself and his position, The SPEAKER pro tempore, (Mr. SCOFIELD Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I have no with a platform in his hand, which he pre- in the chair.) The gentleman will confine objection to this debate being pursued at some sents to these men, in which he not only lays himself to the subject of debate.

subsequent time, if gentlemen wish to go on down distinct positive views, which they by Mr. SCHENCK. That is precisely what I with it; but if they mean to continue it now, acclamation adopted with him, but which he am doing. It is claimed that there are or are I propose to make a report from a committee presents to them accompanied with the dec. to be certain Democratic State governments

of conference on the legislative, &c., approlaration that all else they have been declaring established at the South by these means, which, | priation bill, because it is important to have about is of no consequence whatever, and this being about to be established, will obviate all the report adopted, so that the enrolling clerks which he presents is ihe only issue. Now, see necessity for passing this bill. We disagree to

may get the bill. whether I overstate it. That is his platform that; and I comment upon the character of Mr. BOUTWELL. Objection being made thus presented. They say it would be rather those governments and the issue sought to be by gentlemen on the other side of the House a sudden change between the 6th of July and made before the people by which those govern- 10 a further continuance of the debate, and the 9th of July to have altered their whole ments are to be thus made the law for these the gentleman from Illinois desiring to proposition. Is there any change impracticable southern States. I say, therefore, that is one ceed to other business, I surrender the floor to these men ? Do they not fight for Seymour | distinct issue, the issue which General Blair and ask for the question. and Blair just as they would have fought for concludes his letter by claiming to be the only The first question was on the amendments Chase or Hendricks or for Hancock, had they | one " that gives dignity, honor, or value to the reported by the Committee on Reconstruction; been nominated? If any man thinks he can struggle." It is to be found in the secondary which are as follows: find a plank too short to afford roon to allow platform overriding the first accepted by these In lines four and five strike out the words "and the Democratic party to turn a somersault on in gentlemen, and it now presents the one ground

which States are not now represented in Congress." two days or one day, or in two hours or one upon which they go to the people. Why, sir,

In line tifleon strike out the word "and" and insert

"nor." hour, he knows less of the history of that how was General Blair taken? How were any Add to the resolution the following: party than I do.

of the candidates taken? Is there anything in Provided, That nothing hercin contained shall be Mr. JONES, of Kentucky. I ask the gentle- the selection of either of them which would

construed to apply to any Slate wbich was repre

sented in Congress on the 4th of March, 1867. man to let me put a question to him.

indicate that the gentlemen would not have Mr. SCHENCK. I cannot yield. They || taken this as their position in regard to these

Mr. ELDRIDGE. I demand the yeas and cannot plead shortness of time, especially they southern States ?

nays on agreeing to the amendments. cannot plead it in the face of the recorded Mr. MARSHALL. I rise to a point of

The yeas and nays were ordered. facts; and I repeat, therefore, although they order.

Mr. HAMILTON. I desire to offer an adopted that platform under which they seek The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair is

amendment. now to take refuge on the 6th, by the decision of opinion that the gentleman is wandering order, the main question having been ordered.

The SPEAKER. No amendment is in of the 9th they virtually threw it aside when somewhat from the subject. they nominated this candidate whom they Mr. SCHENCK. Will the Chair be kind

The main question was taken ; and it was accepted by acclamation, who said there was enough to tell me wherein ?

decided in the affirmative-yeas 110, nays 23, one great issue, and on that they meant to go The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair

not voting 65; as follows: to the country. thinks that the Democratic candidates and

YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell, Delos R. I will have some of this literature repeated their platform have nothing to do with this

Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baldwin, Banks, in order to refresh the memory of gentlemen | question.

Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Blair, Boles, Boutwell.

Bromwell, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, on the other side, although it has been read in Mr. SCHENCK. I regret to differ from the Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Cook. full at the Clerk's desk. First, as to that plat- || Chair, and from the gentleman on the other

Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Deweese, Dixon, form. Here it is in a few lines :

Driggr, Eckley. Ela, Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferriss, side.

Fields, French, Garfield, Griswold, Hamilton, Higos. “There is but one way to restore the Government Mr. NIBLACK. The Democratic platform

Hinds, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, and the Constitution, and that is for the Presidontelect to declare these acts null and void." does not go into effect till after the 4th of

Hulburd, Hunter, Jenckes, Judd, Julian, Kelsey,

Ketchain, Kitchen, Koontz, George V. Lawrence Not submit them to the court. Oh, no! the

March next, whereas this is intended to go into William Lawrence, Loan, Logan, Loughridge. Democratic President-elect is to declare them operation before that. [Laughter.]

Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, Maynard. McCarthy, Mr. SCHENCK. Under the advice of the

McClurg. Mokee, Miller, Moore, Morrell, Mullins, by bis first proclamation null and void.

Myers, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pike, Chair I shall bave to desist from the course of " Compel the Army to undo its usurpations at the

Pilo, Plants, Poland, Pomeroy, Price, Raum, RobertSouth, disperso the carpet-bag State governments, remark I was entering upon, but it did seem

son, Roots, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks. Smith, allow the white people to organize their own gov- to me that when it was claimed that upon cer

Spalding, Stark weather, Thaddeus Stevens, Stokes

Taffe, Thomas, Trowbriuge, Twichell, lpson, Van ernments, and elect Senators and Representatives." tain principles and positions taken by these Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, lani.

Cadwalader C. Washburn, Elibu B. Washburne. all acts of the legislative power, and to substi- cated, embodied, and personified in this way,

Heury D. Washburn, William B. Washburn. Welke tute creatores in the shape of State governments

William Williams, James F. Wilson, and John T. a bill like this was unnecessary. I might be Wilson-110.

,

NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Axtell, Beck, Brooks, Cary, ments. If we continue upon them we will communication from the Secretary of War,
Eldridge, Gotz, Glossbrenner, Golluday, Grover,
Johnson, Thomas L. Jones, Knott, Marshall, Mun-

probably be able to report them back to the transmitting certain petitions forwarded by the gen, Niblack, Phelps, Ross. Stewart, Stone, Taber,

House on Tuesday morning next with our several military commanders, for the removal Lowrance S. Trimble, and Van Trump-23.

recommendations in regard to them. I have, of political disabilities; which were referred NOT VOTING-Messrs. Anderson, Archer, Baker, however, been instructed by the committee to to the Committee on Reconstruction. Barnes, Barnum, Beaman, Bingham, Blaine, Boyer, Broomall, Burkland, Burr, Cake, Chanler, Reader ask permission to report those amendments

LEGISLATIVE, ETC., APPROPRIATION BILL. W. Clarke, Cornell, Dodge, Donnelly, Eggleston, back to the House, and ask that they all be Ferry, Finney, Fox, Gravely, Haight, Halsey, Hardius, IIawkins, llill, Tolman, Hotchkiss, Asahel W. non-concurred in, and that a committee of

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, from the Hubbard, Ricbard D. Hubbard, Humphrey, Inger- conference be requested upon them. In that

committee of conference on the disagreeing

votes of the two Houses on House bill No. soll, Alexander H. Jones, Kelley, Kerr, Laffin, Lin- way we suppose there may be had a saving of coln, McCormick, McCullough, Mercur, Moorhead, three or four days of time in the final disposition

605, making appropriations for the legislative, Morrissey, Newcomb, Nicholson. Nunn, Polsley, Pruyn, Randall, Robinson, Selye, Shellabarger, Sit- of the bill. I hope, therefore, that there will

executive, and judicial expenses of the Govgreaves, Aaron F. Stevens, Taylor, John Trimble, be no objection to that course being taken at

ernment for the year ending June 30, 1869, Van Auken, Van Wyck, Thomas Williains, Stephen this time.

submitted the following report: F. Wilson, Windom, Wood, Woodbridge, and Woodward-65.

No objection was made.

The committee of conference on the disagreeing

votes of the two Houses on the amendments of tho So the amendments were agreed to.

The report was accordingly received.

Senate to the bill (U. R. No. 605) making appro

Mr. SCHENCK. Inow move that the House priations for the legislative, exccutive, and judicial The joint resolution was ordered to a third non-concur in the amendment of the Senate,

cxpenses of the Government for the year ending reading, and it was accordingly read the third

Juno 30, 1809, having met, after full and free contime. and request a committee of conference.

ference have agreed to recommend, and do recomMr. BOUTWELL. I demand the previous

The motion was agreed to.

mend, to their respective Houscs, as follows:

That the House of Representatives recede from

side Mr. SCHENCK moved to

the question on the passage of the joint resolution.

their disagreement to the amendments of the Senate The previous question was seconded and the

vote just taken, and also moved that the motion numbered 2, 3, 12, 18, 19, 32, 37, 39, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, main question ordered. to reconsider be laid on the table.

49, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61,62, 65, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75,

82. 83, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91, 93, 91, 95, 97, 99, 103, 104, 105, Mr. ELDRIDGE. I demand the yeas and

The latter motion was agreed to.

106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 130, nays on the passage of the joint resolution.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

131, 132, 133, 134, 143, 145, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155,

156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 168, 169, 170, The yeas and nays were ordered.

Indefinite leave of absence was granted to 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, The question was taken ; and it was decided Mr. Price, on account of the illness of his

184, 194, 199, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, in the atfirmative-yeas 112, nays 21, not voting

212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, and 227, wife.

and agree to tho same. 65; as follows:

Indefinite leave of absence was also granted That the Senate recede from their amendments YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Arnell, Delos R. to Mr. Van Horn, of Missouri, after to-day;

numbered 15, 38, 50, 68, 69, 76, 77, 84, 86, 89, 92, 92), 96, Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baldwin, Banks,

961, 98, 101, 1011, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 135, 136, 166, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Blair, Boles, Boutwell,

Mr. SCHENCK. I would inquire of the 107, 185, 186, 187, 197, 198, 204, and 226. Bromwell, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Chair how many members were present when Tbat the House recede from their disagreement to Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Co- the last vote was taken.

the eleventh amendment of the Senate, and agree to vode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Deweese, Dixon, Don

tho samo with an amendment, as follows: at the end nelly, Driggs, Eckley, Ela, Eliot, Farnsworth, Fer

The SPEAKER. Only thirty-three more of said Senate amendment add the following: Proriss, Fields, French, Garfield, Griswold, Hamilton, than a quorum.

vided, That after the 30th Junc, 1869, members of Higby, Hinds, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard. Hulburd, Hunter, Jenckes, Judd, Julian, Kelsey,

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I give 1] the Capitol police shall furnish at their own ex

pense, each his own uniform, which shall be in exact Ketchau, Kitchen, Koontz, George V. Lawrence,

notice that I shall hereafter object to the grant, conformity to regulation, and all provisions of law William Lawrence, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, | ing any leave of absence except for good requiring an appropriation for such uniform are Mallory, Marvin. Maynard, McCarthy, McClurg, reason stated.

hereby repealed.' McKee, Miller, Moore, Mullins, Myers, O'Neill, Orth,

That the House reccdc from their disagreement to Painc, Perham, Peters, Pike, Pile, Plants, Poland,

ENROLLED BILLS, ETC., SIGNED.

the fourteenth amendinent of the Senate, and agree Pomeroy, Price, Raum, Robertson, Roots, Sawyer,

to the samo with an amendment as follows: strike Schenck, Scotield, Shanks, Smith, Spalding, Stark

Mr. HOPKINS, from the Committee on out of said amendment the word "five" and insert in weather, Thaddeus Stevens, Stewart, Stokes, Taffe, Enrolled Bills, reported that they had exam- lieu thereof the word "eight," and the Senate agree Thomas, Trowbridge, 'Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam. || ined and found truly enrolled bills and a joint

to the same. Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Cad

That the House reccde from their disagreement to walader C. Washburn, Elihu B. Washburne, Henry

resolution of the following titles; when the tho thirtieth amendment of the Senate, and agree to D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker. Speaker signed the same:

the same with amendments, as follows: strike out all Thomas Williams, William Williams, James F. Wil- An act (H. R. No. 373) to place the name

of said amendment and insert in lieu thereof the folson, and Jobn T. Wilson-112.

lowing: "For compensation to the Private Secretary, NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Axtell, Beck, Brooks, Cary,

of Mahala M. Straight upon the pension-roll assistant secretary, who shall be a short-hand writer, Eldridge, Gotz, Glossbrenner, Grover, Johnson, of the United States ;

two clerks of class four, stoward, and messenger of Thomas L. Jones, knoit, Marshall, Mungen, Nib- An act (H. R. No. 456) granting a pension

the President of the United States, $12,500: Provided, lack, Phelps, Ross, Stone, Taber, Lawrence S. Trim

That so much of the fourth section of the act of ble, and Van Trump--21. to the children of Pleasant Stoops ;

July 23, 1866, making appropriation for legislative, NOT VOTING-Messrs. Anderson, Archer, Baker, An act (H. R. No. 522) granting a pension

executive, and judicial expenses of the Government Barnes, Barnum, Beaman, Bingham, Blaino, Boyer, to W. W. Cunningham ;

for the year ending June 30, 1807, as authorizes the Broomall, Buckland, Burr, Cake, Chanler, Reader

President of the United States to appoint a clerk of W. Clarke, Cornell, Dodgo, Eggleston, Ferry, Fin

An act (H. R. No. 525) granting a pension pardons, and one clerk of the fourth class, is hereby ney. Fox, Golladay, Gravely, Haight, Ilalsey. Hlard - to Jeremiah T. Hallett;

repealed," and the Senate agree to the same as so ing, Hawkins, Hill, Holman, Hotchkiss, Asabel W. An act (H. R. No. 550) providing for the

modified. Hubbard, Richard D. Hubbard, Humphrey. Inger

That the House recede from their disagreement to soll, Alexander H. Jones. Kelley, Kerr, Lailin, Lin

sale of a portion of the Fort Gratiot military the forty-first amendment of the Senate, and agreo coln, McCormick, McCullough, Mercur, Moorhead, reservation in St. Clair county, in the State of

to the same with an amendment, as follows: at the Morrell, Morrissey, Newcomb, Nicholson, Nunn, Michigan;

end of said amendment add the following words: Polsley, Pruyn, Randall, Robinson, Selye, Sholla

"Provided, That the office of examiner ofclaims shall barger, Sitgreaves, Aaron F. Stevens, Taylor, John

An act (H. R. No. 676) granting a pension be abolished on the 30th day of June, 1869," and tho Trimble, Van Auken, Van Wyck, Stephen F. Wilson, to Thomas Connolly ;

Senate agree to the same as so modified. Windoin, Wood, Woodbridge, and Woodward-65.

That the Houso recede froin their disagreement to An act (H. R. No. 677) granting a pension So the joint resolution was passed.

the fifty-third amendment of the Senate, and agree to to the children of James Heatherly;

the same with the following amendments: strike out During the roll-call,

An act (H. R. No. 770) granting a pension of said amendment the following words: "And for Mr. POLAND stated that his colleague [Mr. to John H. Finlay;

temporary clerks $9,000;" and in lino two of said

amendment strike out the words "fifty-two thousand WOODBRIDGE] was out of town on important An act (H. R. No. 771) granting a pension seven hundred” and insert in lieu thereof the words business; if present he would have voted for to John L. Lay ;

"forty-three thousand soven hundred and forty,"

and the Senato agree to the same. the resolution.

An act (H. R. No. 773) granting a pension That the House recede froin their disagreement to The result of the vote having been announced to William H. McDonald ;

the sixtieth amendment of the Senate, and agree to as above recorded,

An act (H. R. No. 825) granting a pension

the same with an amendment, as follows: strike out Mr. BOUTIVELL moved to reconsider the to John W. Hughes;

of said amendment the word "three" and insert in

licu therof the word "two," and the Senate agree to vote by which the joint resolution was passed; An act (H. R. No. 1099) for the relief of the same. and also moved that the motion to reconsider Wait Talcott; and

That the Houso recede from their disagreement to be laid on the table.

the sixty-third amendment of the Senate, and agree The latter motion was agreed to.

the Secretary of War to sell damaged or un- out of said amendment the words "forty-two thousand INTERNAL TAX BILL. serviceable arms, ordnance, and ordnance

and seven hundred " and insert ir: lieu thereof the

words "forty thousand nine hundred and twenty," stores. Mr. SCHENCK. The amendments of the

and the Senate agree to the same. INDIAN EXPENSES.

That the House recede from their disagreement to Senate to House vill No. 1284, to change and

the sixty-fourth amendment of the Senate, and agree inore effectually secure the collection of inter

The SPEAKER, by unaniinous consent, laid to the same with an amendment, as follows: strike nal revenue on distilled spirits and tobacco, Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a coinbefore the House a communication from the out of said amondment the word four" and ineert in

Jieu thereof the word "three," and the Senate agree and to amend the tax on banks, have been re

to the same. ferred by the House to the Committee of Ways munication from the Commissioner of Indian

That the House recede from their disagreement to I and Means.

the sixty-sixth amendinent of the Senate, and agree There were one hundred and Affairs, with an estimate of the appropriations

to the same with amendments, as follows: strike out eighty-three amendments made by the Senate necessary to carry out treaty stipulations with

of said amendment the word "nino" and ingert in to thut bill, generally verbal, but there are the Seneca and other Indians, lately ratified

lieu thereof the word "seven;" and on page 14, line some of them which are of substance, very few

by the Senate; which were referred to the pine of the bill, strike out the word threo" and of them. Since obtaining the printed bill this Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to

insert in lieu the word "five," and the Senate agree

to the same. morning containing those amendments we have be printed.

That the House recede from their disagreement to been diligently at work, but have considered REMOVAL OF POLITICAL DISABILITIES.

the seventy-eighth amendment of the Senate, and

agree to the same with amendments, as follows: strike only some fifty-two or fifty-three of the amend- The SPEAKER also laid before the House a out of said amendment the words "one hundred" and

word
"six."

Mr. SCHENCK, Mr. PHELPS, and Mr.

war.

insert in lieu theroof the word "fifty;" and on page "throe;" and in line two of said amendment strike votes of to-day. I will make no objection ; tbe 17 of the bill, after the word "dollars,” in line twenty- out the word "four" and insert in lieu thereof the

committee to have leave to report at any time. three, add the following words: "and it shall be the word "three," and in the same lino strike out the duty of the Secretary to lay before the House of Rep

eight" an insert in lieu thereof the word

The SPEAKER. It will require unanimous resentatives annually with his report of receipts and

consent for the committee to report at any expenditures a statement in detail of the disburse- That the House recede from their disagreement to

time. ments made from the same hereby appropriated;" the one hundred and ninety-third amendment of the and the Senate agree to the same. Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment,

Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. I object. That the Senate agree to the amendment of the as follows: at the end of said amendment add the Mr. GARFIELD. I move that the bill with House to the seventy-tinthamendmentofthe Senate. following: "Provided, That from and after the 30th That the House recede froin their disagreement to

the amendments already adopted be ordered day of June, 1869, the Department of Education shall the cightieth amendment of the Senate, and agree to cease, and there shall be established and attached

to be printed. the same with the following amendment: Inline two to the Department of the Interior an office to be do- The motion was agreed to. of said amendment strike out the following words, nominated the office of education, the chief officer "and fifty."

of wbich shall be the Commissioner of Education, at Thilt the House recede from their disagreement to a salary of $3,000 per annum, who shall, under the GARFIELD gave notice of amendments which the one hundred and second amendment of the Senate direction of the Secretary of the Interior, dischargo and agree to the same with amendments, as follows: all such duties, and superintend, execute, and per

they propose to offer and which were severally in line onc of said amendment strike out the word form all such acts and things touching ard respect

ordered to be priuted. "four," and insert in lieu thereof the word "seven, ing the said office of education as aro devolved by

LEAVE OF ABSENCE. and strike out of said amendment the words SIX law upon said Coininissioner of Education;" and the thousand four," and insert in lieu thereof the words Senate agree to the same.

Mr. WASHBURX, of Wisconsin, obtained ineleven thousand two.

That the House recede from their disagreement to That the llouse recede from their disagreement to the ono hundred and ninety-four and a balf amend

definite leave of absence on account of the the one huudred and eleventh amendment of the mentofthe Senate, and agree to the same with amend- sickness of his daughter. Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, ments, as follows: in lieu of said Senate amendment Mr. GARFIELD. I move tbat the House as follows: strike out of said amendment the word insert the words "four hundred;" and the Senate vineteen and insert in lieu thereof the word agree to the same.

take a recess till half past seven o'clock this twelve;" and the Senate agree to the same.

That the House recedc from their disagreement to evening. That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and ninety-fifth amendment of the Mr. SPALDING I move that the House th one hundred and twelfth amendment of the Sen- Senate, and agree to the same with the following ate, iind arrce to the same with an amendment, as amendments: in line two of said amendment strike | adjourn. follows: strike out of said amendincnt the word out the word "eight" and insert in lieu thereof the The motion of Mr. SPALDING was agreed to; "thirty;" and insert in licu thereof" nineteen;" and word "seven;" and in line six of said amendinent

and the House (at five o'clock and five minutes on pige 23 of the bill. linetwenty-seven, after the word strike out the words "twenty-five hundred" and

'Thousand" strike out the word "four" and insert insert in lieu thereof "two thousand;" and in line p. m.) adjourned.
in licu thereof the word "two;" and the Senate agree six of said amendment strike out the words "two
to the same.

thousand" and insert in lieu thereof "eighteen hunThat the House recede from their disagreement to dred;" and the Senate agree to the same.

PETITIONS. the one hundred and thirteenth amendment of the That the Ilouse recedc from their disagreement to

The following petitions were presented under Senate, and agree to the sime with the following the one hundred and ninety-sixth amendment of the amendment: strike out of said amendment the words Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, the rule, and referred to the appropriate com

fifty-two' and insert in lieu thereof the word as follows: strike out of said amendment the words mittees: "thirty;" and the Senate agree to the same.

ninety-one" and insert in lieu thereof the words That the Ilouse recede from their disagreement to "seventy-five;" and the Senate agree to the sainc.

By Mr. COVODE: The petition of David the one hundred and fourteenth amendment of the That the House recode from their disagreement to R. Stouffer, of the fourth Pennsylvania cavalry, Senate, ind agree to the same with an amendment as the two hundred and third amendment of the Senato. || asking Congress to pay him the balance due follows: strike out of said amendment the words and agree to the same with an amendment, as fol"lifiy-eight" and insert in lieu thereof the words lows: strike out of said amendment the words "fifty

for his services during the war. "forty-two;" and the Senate agree to the same. seven" and insert in lieu thereof the word “ten;" By Mr. DRIGGS: The petition of Philip That the House recede from their disagreement to and the Senate agree to the same.

Carman and 194 others, together with affidavits the one hundred and twenty-eiglith anicndment of That the Ilouso recede from their amendment to

of Robert Brown and Carl Heisterman, setting the Senate, and agrco to the same with an amendment, tbe two hundred and twenty-fifth amendinent of the as follows: strike out of said amendment the words Senate, and the Senate recede froin said amendment forth the facts and praying Congress to grant **twenty-five" and insert in lieu thereof the word and agree to the following as a substitute for both a pension to the said Philip Carman for services "fifteen;" and the Senate agree to the same.

amendments: That the House rocede from their disagreomont to Sec. — And be it further enacted, That all adver

rendered and wounds received in the Mexican the one hundred and twenty-ninth amendment of the tisements, notices, proposals for contracts, executivo Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, proclamations, treaties, and laws to be published in as follows; strike out of said amendment the word the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, "thirty," and insert in lieu thereof the word "eight- shall be published in the papers now selected under

IN SENATE. een;" and th Senate agree to the saine.

the provisions of section ton of an act approved That the House recede from their disagreement to March 2, 1867, entitled "An act making appropria

MONDAY, July 13, 1868. the one hundred and thirty-seventh amcndınent of tions for sundry civil expenses of the Government

Prayer by Rev. E. H. GRAY, D. D. the Senate, and agree to the same with amendments, for the year ending June 30. 1868, and for other puras follows: on page 20 of the bill, lino three, after the poses. and shall also be published in the paper se

On motion of Mr. MORTON, and by unanword "for" insert the following words: "Chicf Iccted under the provisions of the second section of imous consent, the reading of the Journal of Clerk $2,000;" and also strike out the word "four" this act: Provided, That no advertisement from any in said amendment and insert in liou thereof the

Saturday last was dispensed with.
State, District. or Territory other than the District of
word "three."
Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia shall be pub-

IIOUSE BILLS REFERRED. That the House recede from their disagreement to lished in the papers designated, unless at the directhe one hundred and thirty-eighth amendment of tion first made of the proper bead of a Department. The following bills and joint resolutions the Senate, and agree to the same with an amend- That the Senate recede from their disagreement to received from the House of Representatives ment, as follows: strike out seven thousand two" the amendment of the llouse to the two hundred and and insert in liou tbereof " five thousand four;" and twenty-eighth amendment of the Senate, and agree

were severally read twice by their titles and in line four of the bill, on page 26, strike out the word to the same.

L. M. MORRILL.

referred as indicated below: one " where it first occurs and insert in lieu thereof

TIMOTIIY 0. HOWE,

A bill (H. R. No. 1277) to provide for the the word "two;" and in the same line striko out the

T. A. II ENDRICKS, word

distribution of the reward offered by the Pres. one " where it occurs the second time, and in

Managers on the part of the Senate. lieu thereof insert the word "three;" and in tho

ident of the United States for the capture of

E. B. WASHIBURNE, same line strike out the word six" and in lieu

CHARLES E. PHELPS.

Jefferson Davis--to the Committee on Clains. thereof insert the word "two.”.

C. DDLANO, That the House recede from their disagreement to

A bill (H. R. No. 1320) for the relief of L. the one hundred and thirty-ninth amendment of the

Managers on the part of the Ilouse.

Merchant & Co., and Peter Rosecrantz-to the Senate,and agree to the same with an amendinent, as The report of the committee of conference Committee on Claims. follows: strike out "eight"and insert in lieu thereof the word "six. was adopted.

A bill (H. R. No. 1341) making appropriaThat the flouse recede from their disagreement to Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved to

tions and to supply deficiencies in the approthe one hundred and fortieth amnendinent of the Senate, and agree to the same with the following reconsider the vote by which the report was

priations for the service of the Government for amendment: strike out cleven thousand two" and adopted ; and also moved that the motion to the fiscal year ending June 30, 1868, and for insert in lieu thereof "eight thousand four." reconsider be laid on the table.

other purposes-to the Commiuee on ApproThat the House recede from their disagreement to

priations. the one hundred and forty-first amendment of the

The latter motion was agreed to. Senato, and agree to the same with an amendment,

A bill (H. R. No. 1366) for the relief of as follows: strike out "twenty" and insert in lieu

MILITARY PEACE ESTABLISHMENT.

Captain A. G. Olivar-to the Committee on thereof

The House resumed the consideration of Claims. That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and forty-second amendment of the

the bill (H. R. No. 1377) to reduce and fix the A bill (H. R. No. 1370) to fix the time for Senato, and agree to the same with an amendment, military peace establishment.

holding the terms of the United States district as follows: strike out "twenty-four" and insert in The pending question was upon the amend. court in Virginia-to the Committee on the lieu thereof “twelve;" and the Senate agree to the ment of Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana, to the Judiciary. sane. That the House recede from their disagreement to

amendment of Mr. GARFIELD to the seventh A bill (H. R. No. 1378) to declare the meanthe one hundred and forty-sixth amendment of the section of the bill.

ing of the several acts in relation to retired Senate, and agree to the same with amendments, as Mr. GARFIELD. I desire to make a propfollows; in lines two and three of said amendment

officers of the Army-to the Committee on strike out the words "three thousand five hundred"

ositition in regard to this bill; that we now Military Affairs and the Militia. and insert in lieu thereof the words two thousand proceed with its consideration until we get A joint resolution (H. R. No. 288) amendsix hundred and sixty-three;" and at the end of enid amendment, add the following: "Provided, That

through with the next section, which is simply | atory of joint resolution for the relief of certhis office shall cease on the 4th day of Marob,

a provision to determine the number of regi. tain officers of the Army, approved July 26, 1869, and no further appropriation for its continu- ments we are to have in the Army. When that 1866-to the Committee on Military Affairs ance shall be made untii said office shall have been cstablished by law;" and the Senate agree to the question shall have been determined, it 11" A joint resolution (H. R. No. 310) to extend

if it and the Militia. same as so modified.

then be the pleasure of the House, to recom That the House recede from their disagreement to mit the bill to the Committee on Military the provisions of the act of July 4, 1864, limthe one hundred and forty-eighth amendment of the Affairs with instructions to draft a bill more Senate, and agree to the same with amendinents, as

îting the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims to follows: in line one of said

amendmentstriko out the in harmony, in its terms and provisions, with the loyal citizens of the State of Arkansas - to word "four" and insert in lieu thereof the word the opinion of the House as exhibited by the the Committee on the Judiciary.

ten."

BRIDGE AT FORT LEAVENWORTH.

see it.

A joint resolution (H. R. No. 331) to grant sion ; which was referred to the Committee on discharged from its further consideration and an American register to the Hawaiian brig Pensionis.

that it be referred to the Committee on Claims; Victoria-to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. CHANDLER presented a petition of which was agreed to.

officers of the United States Army, praying an He also, from the same committee, to whom The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair

increase of compensation ; which was referred was referred the bill (H. R. No. 284) for the

to the Committee on Military Affairs and the relief of N. A. Shuttleworth, of Harrison will lay before the Senate the bill (S. No. 355) Militia.

county, West Virginia, asked to be discharged authorizing the construction of a bridge across

Mr. COLE presented a petition of officers from its further consideration and that it be the Missouri river upon the military reserva- of the Army, praying an increase of comper- referred to the Committee on Claims; which tion at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, which has

sation; which was referred to the Committee was agreed to. been returned from the House of Representaon Military Affairs and the Militia.

He also, from the same committee, to whom tives with an amendinent.

Mr. HOWARD presented a petition of offi- was referred the bill (S. No. 600) to authorize Mr. POMEROY. I presume the Commit

cers of the United States Army, praying an the sale of portions of the military reservations tee on Military Affairs will be disposed to con

increase of compensation ; which was referred at Forts Leavenworth and Riley, in the State cur in that amendment. I ask to have it lie

to the Committee on Military Affairs and the of Kansas, reported it with amendments. on the table for a few minutes until they can Militia. I have no doubt they will concur in it,

LEAVENWORTI COAL COMPANY.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. and that we can pass it without being referred.

Mr. WILSON. I am directed by the ComAs soon as the committee have examined it I Mr. CHANDLER, from the Committee on mittee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to will call it up.

Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. || whom was referred the bill (H. R. No. 938) to The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It will be No. 605) to declare a part of the lowa river authorize the sale of twenty acres of land in laid aside for the present.

not a navigable stream, asked to be discharged the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth,

from its further consideration, and moved its EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.

Kansas, to report it back without amendment, indefinite postponement; which was agreed to. and recommend its passage. The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before He also, from the same committee, to whom Mr. POMEROY. As I presume there can the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, was referred the joint resolution (H. R. No. be no objection to that bill, 'I hope the Senate communicating, in compliance with a resolu- || 323) in relation to surveys and examinations will allow it to be put on its passage now.

I tion of the Senate of the 6th of February last, of rivers and harbors, reported it without think there can be no objection to it. information in relation to the expense of amendment.

Mr. WILSON. I move that the Senate promaintaining the military establishment in the

Mr. STEWART, from the Committee on the ceed to the consideration of the bill. Territories of New Mexico and Arizona; || Judiciary, to whom were referred various peti: Mr. POMEROY. I think there will be no wbich was referred to the Committee on Mil.

tions and memorials relative to the removal of objection to it. itary Affairs and the Militia, and ordered to civil disabilities imposed by act of Congress be printed.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It requires upon the persons therein named, asked to be He also laid before the Senate a letter of

unanimous consent to consider the bill on the discharged from their further consideration ; | day it is reported. the Secretary of the Interior, communicating || which was agreed to. estimates of appropriations required to carry

There being no objection, the Senate, as in

Mr. POMEROY, from the Committee on out such provisions as will need immediate

Committee of the Whole, proceeded to conPublic Lands, to whom was referred the bill action of the treaty concluded February 23,

sider the bill. 1867, with the Senecas, Shawnees, Quapaws, (H. R. No. 1052) amendatory of an act enti

The preamble recites that the Secretary of tled "An act granting public lands to the State Peorias, Kaskaskias, Weas, Piankeshaws, Ot.

War, in behalf of the United States and in of Wisconsin to aid in the construction of railtowas of Blanchard's Fork and Rock de Boeuf,

accordance with the previous practice of the roads in said State," approved June 3, 1856, and the Wyandottes; which was referred to

War Department, on the 13th of November, reported it without amendment. the Committee on Indian Affairs.

1860, executed to Samuel Denman, William Mr. DAVIS, from the Committee on Claims,

H. Russell, and Thomas Ewing, jr., and their PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.

to whom was referred the petition of Joseph | assigns, a lease of twenty acres of land in the Mr. FESSENDEN presented a petition of Wilson, asked to be discharged from its für.

military reserve at Fort Leavenworth, State of officers of the United States Army, praying an

ther consideration, and moved that the peti- || Kansas, for the term of sixteen years thereafincrease of compensation; which was referred

tioner have leave to withdraw his petition ; || ter, with a preference to them of an extension to the Committee on Military Affairs and the which was agreed to.

of the term and with the exclusive right to them Militia.

Mr. TRUMBULL, from the Committee on to mine for coal under the lands of the military Mr. HARLAN presented a petition of Fred- the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill

reserve; that the lessees and their assigns erick Hall, praying the confirmation of the (S. No. 610) in relation to corporations ere. || accepted the lease, and upon the faith thereof title to certain lands which he purchased of ated by laws of the United States, reported it have prosecuted their mining operations under two Chippewa Indians; which was referred to with amendments.

many difficulties at great expense and have the Committee on Public Lands.

He also, from the same committee, to whom | finally succeeded in striking the deep coal beds Mr. ANTHONY presented two petitions of was referred the bill (S. No. 581) relating to of that geclogical region atter having expended officers of the United States Army, praying an the finding of indictments in the courts of the | their entire capital to the amount of $40,000 ; increase of compensation ; which were referred United States in the late rebel States, reported that it is now discovered that the lease is invalid to the Committee on Military Affairs and the it with an amendment.

because the Secretary of War was unauthorized Militia.

He also, from the same committee, to whom in law to make the same, by reason of which Mr. CONNESS presented a petition of offi

was referred the bill (S. No. 604) regulating || the lessees are deprived of their right to procers of the United States Army, praying the the times and places of holding the district ceed and are threatened with the total loss of passage of the bill to fix and equalize the pay and circuit courts of the United States for the their money and are without redress; that in of officers, and to establish the pay of enlisted northern district of Florida, reported it with. view of the incalculable benefit to be derived, soldiers of the Army; which was referred to out amendment.

not alone by the State of Kansas, but by the the Committee on Military Affairs and the He also, from the same committee, to whom whole country adjacent thereto by the developMilitia.

were referred the amendments of the House ment of the coal strata of the region, the SenMr. HOWE presented a petition of officers of Representatives to the bill (S. No. 852) to ate and the House of Representatives of the of the United States Army, praying the pas- authorize the temporary supplying of vacancies State of Kansas on the 18th day of February, sage of the bill to fix and equalize the pay of in the Executive Departments, reported an 1868, concurred in a joint resolution reciting officers and to establish the pay of enlisted sol- amendment to the House amendments; which the above and respectfully requesting Congress diers of the Army; which was referred to the was ordered to be printed.

to act in the premises ; and the House of RepreCommittee on Military Affairs and the Militia. Mr. WILSON, from the Committee on Mili. || sentatives of the United States have heretofore

Mr. FERRY presented a petition of officers tary Affairs and the Militia, to whom was passed an act directing the sale, in small tracts, of the Army, praying an increase of compen- referred the joint resolution (H. R. No. 326) of a body of land in the military reserve. The sation ; which was referred to the Committee for the relief of Henry B. St. Marie, reported | bill therefore provides that the Leavenworth on Military Affairs and the Militla. it without amendment.

Coal Company, being the successors and assigns Mr. MORGAN presented the memorial of He also, from the same committee, to whom of Samuel Denman, William H. Russell, and Charles Gaylord, praying aid in the construc- was referred the joint resolution (H. R. No. Thomas Ewing, jr., in the lease, shall have the tion of a marine railway for passing ships | 328) for the donation of certain columus, | right to purchase from the United States twenty across the Isthmus of Darien ; which was re- reported it without amendment.

acres of land lying in the military reserve at ferred to the Committee on Commerce.

He also, from the same committee, to whom | Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and described as Mr. WILLEY presented a petition of off- was referred the bill (H. R. No. 1365) for the follows: beginning at the intersection of the cers of the United States Army, praying an in. relief of Captain Thomas W. Miller, asked to south line of the military reserve and the Miscrease of compensation ; which was referred be discharged from its further consideration souri river, running northwardly thenee along to the Committee on Military Affairs and the and that it be referred to the Committee on the west line of the Missouri river, thence westMilitia. Claims; which was agreed to.

wardly in a line parallel to the south line of Mr. HARLAN presented a petition of Vio- He also, from the same committee, to whom the military reserve, thence southwardly in a let Henry, widow of Sherrod Henry, late a was referred the bill (H. R. No. 255) for the line at right angles with the south line of the private of company D, sistieth United States relief of tlie heirs of James S. Porter, late of military reserve, thence eastwardly in the south colored troops, praying to be allowed a pen- Hancock county, West Virginia, asked to be line of the military reserve to the point of begin.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

tion :

ning, the lines to be run so as to make the form

PAPERS WITHDRAWN.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore appointed of the twenty acres as nearly square as practi- On motion of Mr. HOWE, it was

Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. MORRILL of Vermont, and cable. The Leavenworth Coal Company are to

Mr. BUCKALEW.

Ordered, That the petition of N. Daniels be withpay therefor the sum fixed by the United States drawn from the files of the Senate and referred to

BILLS INTRODUCED. district judges of the State of Kansas, the east- the Committee on Claims.

Mr. COLE asked, and by unanimous con. ern district of Missouri, and of the northern On motion of Mr. POMEROY, it was

sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. district of Illinois, whose reasonable expenses Ordered, That Williain Pollard have loave to with- 013) prescribing the time for appeals in cerare to be paid out of any money in the Treas- draw his petition froin the files of the Senate.

tain land cases; which was read twice by its ury not otherwise appropriated; and the lease

title, referred to the Committee on the Judiis extended sixteen years from the passage of this act. Upon the payment of the purchase

A message from the President of the United | ciary, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. McDONALD asked, and by unanimons money, the Secretary of the Interior is directed States, by Mr. William G. Moore, his Secreto issue to the Leavenworth Coal Company and tary, announced that the President had on this

consent obtained, leave to jutroduce a bill (S.

No. 614) to pay loyal citizens in the States its saccessors and assigns, a patent for the day signed the following acts and joint resolutions :

lately in rebellion for services in taking the above described lands, which patent shall also

A bill (S. No. 232) granting a pension to

United States census of 1860; which was read grant to the company and its successors and Henrietta Nobles;

twice by its title, and referred to the Commitassigns the exclusive right to mine for coal underlying the lands now comprised in the

A bill (S. No. 238) granting a pension to

tee on Claims. Carrie E. Burdett;

Mr. ROSS asked, and by unanimous conmilitary reserve.

A bill (S. No. 291) granting a pension to

sent obtained, leave to introduce a bill (S. No. Mr. HARLAN. I did not hear the amount Ann Kelley, widow of Bernard Kelley ;

615) to provide for a commission to investithat they are to pay for this land.

A bill (S. No. 292) granting a pension to

gate claims arising from depredations com. Mr. HOWARD. No particular amount is Maria Raftery;

mitted by or upon Indians in Kansas; which mentioned. The properiy is to be appraised

A bill (S. No. 307) for the relief of certain

was read twice by its title, referred to the by three district judges. Government contractors;

Comunittee on Indian Affairs, and ordered to Mr. EDMUNDS. How soon after the ap

A bill (S. No. 332) granting a pension to

be printed. praisal are they to pay ? John W. Harris;

Mr. OSBORN asked, and by unanimous Mr. HOWARD. They are to pay when they

A bill (S. No. 333) for the relief of Julia M.

consent obtained, leave to introduce a joint res. purchase, I suppose. Molin;

olution (S. R. No. 159) authorizing the ComThe bill was reported to the Senate without

A bíll (S. No. 316) for the relief of Rebecca | missioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedamendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed. V. Senor, mother of James H. Senor, de

men, and Abandoned Lands to sell certain ceased;

portions of public lands within the corporate A bill (S. No. 318) for the relief of Charlotte

limits of the city of Pensacola, Florida, for

educational purposes ; which was read twice A message from the House of Representa- | Posey, widow of Sebastian Posey; tives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced

A bill (S. No. 321) for the relief of Mrs.

by its title, referred to the Committee on Pub.

lic Lands, and ordered to be printed. that the House had passed the bill (S. No. 564) | Mary Gaither, widow of Wiley Gaither, deconcerning the tax commissioners for the State | ceased;

MESSENGERS, PAGES, ETC. of Arkansas.

A bill (S. No. 342) granting a pension to Mr. McDONALD. I submit the following The message also announced that the House Thomas Stewart;

resolution, and ask for its present considerahad passed the following bill and joint resolu.

A bill (S. No. 359) granting a pension to tions, in which it requested the concurrence of Louisa Fitch, widow of E. P. Fitch, deceased;

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be, and ho the Senate :

A bill (S. No. 381) granting a pension to is hereby, authorized and directed to retain during A bill (H. R. No. 1428) authorizing the ad

Edward Hamel, minor child of Edward Hawel, the coming recess the special messengers, pages, and mission in evidence of copies of certain papers, deceased;

laborers now employed. documents, and entries;

A bill '(S. No. 427) for the relief of the Mr. FESSENDEN. I think that had better A joint resolution (H. R. No. 332) authorwidow and cbildren of John W. Jameson, de

go over. izing the appointment of examiners to examceased;

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Objection ine and report upon the expediency of discon

A bill (S. No. 436) for the relief of James being made, the resolution goes over under the

rule. tinuing the navy-yard at Charlestown, Massa- | Hooper; chusetts, and uniting the same with the yard A bill (S. No. 456) for the relief of Sylves

BRIDGE AT ST. LOUIS. at Kittery, Maine ; ter Nugent;

Mr. HENDERSON. I move that the SenA joint resolution (H. R. No. 338) exoner.

A bill (S. No. 494) granting a pension to

ate proceed to the consideration of House bill ating certain vessels of the United States from Elizabeth Steepleton, widow of Harrison W.

in regard to the construction of a bridge at the payment of tonnage fees to consular agents Steepleton, deceased;

St. Louis. It has been reported by the Comin Canada;

A bill (S. No. 495) for the relief of Henry

mittee on Post Offices and Post Roads, and it Reens; A joint resolution (H. R. No. 335) for the

is important that it should pass. protection of settlers on the Cherokee neutral

A bill (S. No. 434) for the relief of Elizabeth

The motion was agreed to; and the bill (H. lands in Kansas; and Barker, widow of Alexander Barker, deceased;

R. No. 631) amendatory of an act approved July A joint resolution (H. R. No. 337) contin

A bill (S. No. 497) for the relief of Catharine

26, 1866, entitled “An act to autborize the Wauds; uing the refining of bullion in the Mint of the United States and branches.

A bilí (S. No. 498) granting a pension to

construction of certain bridges, and to estab

Jish them as post roads" was considered as in The message also announced that the House Anna M. Howard;

Committee of the Whole. insisted on its amendments to the following | Lucinda R. Johnson ;

A bill (S. No. 500) granting a pension to

The preamble declares that the St. Louis and bills of the Senate: A bill (S. No. 175) for the relief of Joseph | Harriet W. Pond;

A bill (S. No. 501) granting a pension to

Illinois Bridge Company, organized under the

laws of the State of Missouri, and the Illinois McGhee Cameron and Mary Jane Cameron, minor children of La Fayette Cameron, de

A bill (S. No. 529) granting a pension to

and St. Louis Bridge Company, organized ceased; Martha Stout;

under an act of the General Assembly of the

State of Illinois, have been consolidated, in A bill (S. No. 382) granting an increase of

A bill (S. No. 542) for the relief of Thomas pension to Obadiah T. Plum ; W. Ward, late collector of customs, district of

pursuance of the authority granted to the illi

nois and St. Louis Bridge Company, in their A bill (8. No. 422) granting a pension to

Corpus Christi, Texas; Maria Schweitzer and the children of Conrad

A bill (S. No. 549) granting an increase of

act of incorporation, and the authority granted

to the St. Louis and Illinois Bridge Company, Schweitzer, deceased ; pension to Catharine Eckhardt;

by an act of the General Assembly of the State A bill (S. No. 518) granting a pension to

A joint resolution (S. R. No. 81) placing of Missouri, approved March 19, 1861. The the widow and children of John P. Felty;

certain troops of Missouri on an equal footing bill proceeds to provide that the company A bill (S. No. 547) granting a pension to with others as to bounties; and

formed by this consolidation, under the name John Sheets;

A joint resolution (S. R. No. 107) in relation

and style of the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge A bill (S. No. 314) for the relief of George to the Maquoketa river, in the State of Iowa.

Company, is hereby recognized and declared T. Brien;

to be a corporation by that name, with full A bill (S. No. 383) granting a pension to The Senate proceeded to consider its amend. || power and authority to construct a bridge John A. Weed and Elizabeth J. Weed, minor ments to the bill (H. R. No. 1284) to change across the Mississippi river opposite the city children of Robert T. Weed, deceased ;

and more effectually secure the collection of of St. Louis, in conturmity to the act of whic, A bill (S. No. 517) granting a pension to the internal taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco,

this is amendatory, with all the rights, privi widow and children of Henry Brown; and and to amend the tax on banks, disagreed to leges, and powers granted and conferred by A bill (S. No. 521) granting a pension to the by the House ; and

the several acts of the General Assemblies of children of William M. Wooten, deceased ;

On motion by Mr. SHERMAN,

the States of Illinois and Missouri to the re And had agreed to the conference asked by

Resolved, That the Senate insist upon its amend- spective companies by the consolidation of the Senate, and had appointed Mr. S. PER. ments to the said bill disagreed to by the House of which the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge ComHAM of Maine, Mr. H. VAN AERNAM of New Representatives, and ask a conference on the dis

pany was formed, and not inconsistent with the York, and Mr. J. BEATTY of Ohio, managers

agreeing votes of the two Ilouses thereon. at the conference on its part.

Ortlered, That the conferees on the part of the provisions of the act to which this is ameud-
Senate be appointed by the President pro tempore. atory. In constructing the bridge there sball

INTERNAL TAXES.

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