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have not to-day afloat an American steamer ment for the year ending June 30, 1869, and tives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced that carries our mail. Sir, I want not only to for other purposes;
that the House had passed the following bill see individuals but our property and our mails A bill (S. No.567) relating to the Freedmen's and joint resolution, in which it requested the under the protection of our own flag.
Bureau and providing for its discontinuance; concurrence of the Senate: Mr. CONNESS obtained the floor. and
A bill (H. R. No. 1420) directing the Com. Mr. SHERMAN. I wish to call up a priv- A bill (H. R. No.605) making appropriations missioner of Pensions to proceed to hear eviileged motion which is lying on the table-the for the legislative, executive, and judicial ex- dence and determine the right of W. H. Cox, resolution fixing the time of adjournment. penses of the Government for the year ending | deceased, late a sergeant in company F, secSeveral SENATORS. Not now.
ihe 30th of June, 1869, and for other purposes. ond regiment Pennsylvania artillery, to a penMr. SUMNER. Not to-day.
WEST POINT AND CORNWALL ROAD.
sion in the same manner as if he was still living, Mr. SHERMAN. I think we ought to fix
he having died of disease contracted while a the time. The state of business is such that I
Mr. WILSON. I am directed by the Com. think we can do it now. mittee on Military Affairs and the Militia, to
prisoner of war at Andersonville, Georgia,
and if found to be entitled to a pension, then The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That res. whom was referred the bill (H. R. N.o. 761) to
the same from the time of his discharge till olution can only be taken up at this time by construct a wagon-road from West Point to
death to be paid over to his father, Charles common consent. I do not know that it has Cornwall Landing, all in the county of Orange,
D. Cox; and any privilege over any other question. State of New York, to report it back without
A joint resolution (H. R. No. 296) giving Mr. SHERMAN. "I move to suspend all amendment. This is a bill of only ten lines,
the assent of the United States to the conother business for the purpose of taking it up. which passed the Senate on a former occasion,
struction of certain wharves in the harbor of Mr. CONNESS. I believe the Senator can. and I should like to have it put on its passage
Oswego, New York.
INDIAN APPROPRIATION BILL. Senator had the floor.
ered as in Committee of the Whole. It pro. The Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, Mr. HOWE. I think I must call for the poses to direct the superintendent of the Wili
proceeded to consider the bill (H. R. No. 1073) order of the day. I do not see that it is likely | tary Academy at West Point to use the labor making appropriations for the current and to have a vote on the bill which was called up in the employ of the United States Govern
contingent expenses, of the Indian departby the Senator from Kansas.
ment at that post, when not otherwise em- ment, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with Mr. CONNESS. I am as anxious that that ployed, in building and constructing a wagon. various Indian tribes for the year ending 30th bill shall pass as anybody, so that it is passed
road from West Point to Cornwall Landing in || June, 1869. in the right form; but I think if we have a little
the county of Orange, the road to be located The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there be time we shall perhaps agree in regard to it. I
under the direction of the superintendent, over no objection, the amendments reported by the have an amendment to propose, which I think | land now belonging or hereafter to be ceded Committee on Appropriations will be consid
to the Government of the United States for will reconcile what I will call again the friends
ered as they are reached in the reading of the of the bill to the amendment that has been that purpose.
bill. made. I will endeavor to occupy as little time
The bill was reported to the Senate, ordered The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the bill. as possible.
to a third reading, read the third time, and The first amendment reported by the ComMr. POMEROY. I see there is such oppopassed.
mittee on Appropriations was on page 7, line sition to the bill that it will necessarily take
PENSION APPROPRIATION BILL.
one hundred and forty-four, to insert the folsome time. I am only sorry that it is not for Mr. MORRILL, of Maine, submitted the lowing: a line of steamships in the Pacific seas, and following report:
Chippewas of Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black
River: then it would go through.
The committee of conference on the disagreeing For this amount, to be placed to the credit of the Mr. CONNESS. That is an entirely gratu
votes of the two Houses on the amendments to the educational fund of the Chippewas of Saginaw,
bill (H. R. No. 678) making appropriations for the itous speech which the honorable Senator from
Swan Creek, and Blackriver, per fourth article payment of invalid and other pensions of the United
treaty 18th October, 1864, $20.000. Kansas makes, and it is an unworthy one, too, States for the year ending June 30, 1869, having met, in my opinion. after full and free conference have agreed to recom
The amendment was agreed to. mend, and do recommend, to their respective Houses, The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The half as follows:
The next amendment was on page 8, after hour for which the regular order was postponed
That the House recede from their disagreement to line one hundred and eighty-three, under the has expired, and the unfinished business of
the first amendment of the Senate, and agree to the appropriations for "Chippewas of Lake Supeyesterday is now regularly before the Senate. That the House recede from their disagreement to
rior” to insert the following: the second amendment of the Senate, and agree to For the support of a smith and shop for the Boisé IIOUSE BILL REFERRED.
the same, with an amendment as follows, namely: Fort band, during the pleasure of the President, per The bill (H. R. No. 1431) granting a pen
strike out all of said amendment after the word twelfth article treaty 30th September, 1854, and third
"laws" in line eight; and the Senate agree to the article treaty April 7, 1866, $660. sion to Emmelene H. Rudd, widow of the late same so modificd. Commodore John Rudd, deceased, was read
L. M. MORRILL,
The amendment was agreed to. twice by its title, and referred to the Commit
GEO. F. EDMUNDS, The next amendment was to insert after the
T. A. HENDRICKS, tee on Pensions.
Managers on the part of the Senate.
amendment just adopted the following: COMMITTEE SERVICE.
B. F. BUTLER,
For the support of two farmers for the Boisé Fort
WM. LAWRENCE, band, during the pleasure of the President, per Mr. SUMNER. I move that the vacancy
A. G. BURR,
twelfth article treaty September 30, 1854, and third upon the Committee on Foreign Relations
Managers on the part of the House. article treaty April 7, 1866, $1,200. caused by the resignation of Mr. Johnson, of Mr. MORRILL, of Maine. Perhaps I ought The amendment was agreed to. Maryland, be filled by the Chair.
to state to the Senate the effect of this report. The next amendment was on page 15, The motion was agreed to; and Mr. Doo- It simply requires pensions to be paid from the under the appropriations for Chippewas; LITTLE was appointed to supply the vacancy. pension fund. The House required the fund Pillager, and Lake Winnebogoshish bands,"
known as the naval pension fund to be covered in line three hundred and forty-six, to strike CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL.
into the Treasury; they now recede from that out “one" and insert “three;" so that the A message from the House of Representa- and leave the fund as now provided by law. clause will read : tives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced That is the substance of the report.
For fourteenth of twenty installments for purposes that the House agreed to the report of the com- The report was concurred in.
of education, per third article treaty 220 February, mittee of conference on the disagreeing votes
1855, $3,000. of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. No. 818)
BRIDGES ON THE MISSOURI RIVER.
The amendment was agreed to. making appropriations for sundry civil ex- The Senate proceeded
to consider the amendpenses of the Government for the year ending ment of the House of Representatives to the
The next amendment was on page 15, lines June 30, 1869, and for other purposes, and bill (S. No. 355) authorizing the construction
three hundred and forty-nine and three hun. having laid on the table a motion to reconsider of a bridge across the Missouri river upon the
dred and fifty, to strike out “twelve hun
dred and forty” and to insert "twenty.one the vote thereon, it was out of the power of military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. the House, except by unanimous consent, sas, which was to add to the bill the following
hundred and twenty ;'' so that the clause will
read: (which had been refused,) to return to the additional section : Senate, pursuant to its request, the resolution And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for
For fourteenth of fifteen instalments for support
of two smiths and smiths' shops, per third article of the House agreeing to said report. the St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad Company, a
treaty 22d February, 1855, $2,120.
The amendment was agreed to.
The next amendment was on page 22, in of the House had signed the following enrolled
five, of this act are hereby extended, so far as they the appropriations for the Creeks, after line
are applicable, to the St. Joseph and Denver City bills; and they were thereupon signed by the
five hundred and nine, to insert the followRailroad Company, and conditions contained in said President pro tempore : sections are hereby made applicable to said company.
ing: A bill (H. R. No. 631) amendatory of an act Mr. WILSON. I move that the Senate con.
For blacksmith and assistant and for shop and approved July 26, 1866, entitled "An act to
tools, during the pleasure of the President, per fifth cur in the amendment.
article treaty 14th February, 1833, and fifth article authorize the construction of certain bridges The motion was agreed to.
treaty 7th August, 1856, $840. and to establish them as post roads ;''
For iron aud steel for shop, during the pleasure of A bill (H. R. No. 818) making appropria
MESSAGE FROM THE JOUSE.
the President, per fifth article treaty 14th February,
1833, and fifth article treaty 7th August, 1856, $270. tions for sundry civil expenses of the Govern- A message from the House of Representa- For wagon-maker, during the pleasure of the Pres
ident, per fifth article treaty February 14, 1833, and The next amendment was on page 41, in the the accounts of the Indians, especially in Washfifth article treaty August 7, 1856, $600. For assistance in agricnltural operations
, during appropriations for the Pottawatomies, after line ington Territory and Oregon and California, the pleasure of the President, per eighth article
nine hundred and ninety-five, to insert: where the Indians now are farming to a very treaty January 24, 1926, and fifth article treaty Au- For education, during the pleasure of Congress, per considerable extent, doing a large business, fust 7, 1856, $2,000.
third article treaty of October 16, 1836, second article and I understand from the Department that For education, during the pleasure of the President,
treaty September 20, 1828, and fourth article treaty per fifth article treaty February 14, 1833, and fifth October 27, 1832, $2,000.
it is necessary for the superintendent, there article treaty August 7, 1856, $1,000.
The amendment was agreed to.
being but one to each of these States and TerThe amendment was agreed to.
ritories, to have, a portion of the year at any The next amendment was on page 57, line
rate, a clerk. The Senator will find with ibe The next amendment was on page 35, under thirteen hundred and seventy-eight, after the
estimate of the Department in Senate Executhe head of appropriations for the Nez Perce
word " objects" to strike out "at the discreIndians, line eight hundred and thirty-six to
tive Document No. 62, which he has before tion of the President ;'' and in line thirteen him, about the middle of the second page: insert twenty?' before “five," so that the
hundred and eighty to strike out “six" and clause will read : insert
Pay of temporary clerks for superintendents of eight;' so that the clause will read :
Indian affairs, $5,000. This item is omitted in the For third of fourinstallments to enable the Indians
bill. It is utterly impossible for superintendents to to remove and locate upon the reservation, to be
For fourth of five installments of second series for perform their duties with dispatch without the assistexpended in ploughing land and fencing lots, as per first clause fourth article treaty of June 9, 1863, $25,000.
beneficial objects, per fourth article treaty 9th June, ance of clerks.
I will state to the Senate that in looking at The amendment was agreed to.
The amendment was agreed to.
former appropriation bills I find that this approThe next amendment was on page 35, line
The next amendment was on page 62, line | priation bas been for a number of years made. eight hundred and forty-four, to strike out
fifteen hundred and eight, to strike out “five” The business of superintendents is increasing, "one”' and insert “three;" so that the clause and insert “fifteen;" so that the clause will and very largely increasing, as the ludians will read : read :
become more civilized; that is, they have For third of the sixteen installments for boarding
For this amount to carry out the action contem- clerical duties to perform which they had not and clothing the children who shall attend the
plated by act of Congress, approved May 5, 1864, en- | formerly. I can only state what the Departschools, providing the schools and boarding-houses
titled "An act to vacate and sell the present Indian with necessary furniture, the purchase of necessary reservations in Utah Territory, and to settle said In
ment say in regard to it. wagons, teams, agricultural implements, tools, &c., diaus in Uintah valley. $15,000.
Mr. HOWE. It is introducing a new item and for fencing of such lands as may be needed for gardening and farming purposes for the schools, as The amendment was agreed to.
of expenditure. per fourth clause fourth article treaty of June 9,
Mr. HENDERSON. Not by any means.
The next amendment was on page 63, line 1863, $3,000.
It has been made heretofore. The amendment was agreed to. fifteen hundred and twenty-eight, to strike out
Mr. HARLAN. If the Senator will pardon "thirty'' and insert “fifty-five;" so that the The next amendment was on page 35, line clause will read:
me, it is not new. It was left ont. I suppose eight hundred and forty-six, to strike out
accidentally by the House in the original bill. For the purchase of cattle for beef and milk four” and insert “five,'' and after the word
This is a service that must be had. The supertogether with clothing and food, teams and farı • dollars'' to insert the word “ each ;' so that tools for Indians in California, $55,000.
intendents are compelled to travel a part of the clause will read :
The amendment was agreed to.
the time around the different agencies, and For salary of two subordinate chiefs, as per fifth Mr. HENDERSON. I am instructed by
while they are away, the correspondence has article treaty of June 9, 1863, $500 each.
to be taken care of, and during part of the the Committee on Indian Affairs to offer vari. The amendment was agreed to.
year, therefore, they must have some clerical ous amendments to this bill. The Clerk has The next amendment was on page 36, line
help a printed copy. He can read them.
Mr. HOWE. Does the Senator understand eight hundred and fifty-five, to strikeout"one" The Chief Clerk read the first amendment
that this is an ordinary appropriation ? and insert "two;'' so that the clause will read: of the Committee on Indian Affairs, which was
Mr. HARLAN. I think so. I think it is For second of fifteen installments for repairs of in line eleven, after “agents,'' to strike out
estimated for and appropriated regularly. houses, mills, shops, &c., and providing the neces- “$99,000" and insert "$116,550;" so as to sary furniture, tools, and materials, as per article
Mr. HOWE. I do not so understand it; fifth treaty June 9, 1863, $2,000.
make the appropriation for the pay of superin- || but I may be wrong about it. If it is supposed The amendment was eed to. tendent of Indian affairs and of Indian agents
to be necessary for the service, of course the $116,550. The next amendment was on page 36, line
money must be appropriated, but I was not
Mr. HOWE. I would propose to the Seneight hundred and sixty, to strike out $3,000"
able to see the necessity of it myself. I shall ator to omit that amendment now until the and insert “$7,600;", so that the clause will
submit; however, to the vote of the Senate. other amendments on which that depends are read:
The amendment was agreed to.
The next amendment of the Committee on boarding-schools, two assistant teachers, one farmer, one carpenter, and two millers, as per fifth article passed over for the present and let the next
Indian Affairs was in lines fifty-four and fifty.
five, after the words “pay of interpreters": treaty of June 9, 1863, $7,600.
be read. The amendment was agreed to.
The Chief Clerk read the next amendment,
to strike out“ $20,400" and insert $29,200." The next amendment was on page 36, under which was in line sixteen, under the heading | additional appropriation of over eight thou;
Mr. HOWE. This amendment calls for an the appropriations for the Omahas, after line of “Superintendents of Indian Affairs,'' after
sand dollars for the pay of interpreters. I will eight hundrer and sixty-six, to insert : “California” to insert:
ask the Senator from Missouri if he supposes For third of ten installments for keeping in repair One for the State of Nevada, one for the Territory
that additional sum to be necessary? of Arizona, and one for Montana and Idaho. a grist and saw mill, and support of blacksmith shop, per eighth article, treaty March 16, 1864, and third The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. HENDERSON. The Department, in article, treaty March 6, 1865, $400.
reference to this appropriation say, as fol. For third often installments for pay of one engineer
The next amendment was in line eighteen | lows: and assistant, per şame treaties. $1,800.
to strike out "one and insertthree;' so as For third of ten installments for pay of one miller,
“Pay of interpreters changed from $29,200 to to allow three Indian agents for the tribes in $20,100. being a deficiency of $5,800. It is necessary per same treaties, $900. For third of ten installments for pay of one farmer, Oregon.
that each agent and sub-agent should
have an inter
preter, and where one ngent hascbarge of more than per same treaties, $900.
The amendment was agreed to. For third of ten installments for pay of blacksmith,
one tribe it is necessary to have one for each tribe. per same treaties. $900.
The next amendment was in line twenty
There are seventy agents and sub-agents, conse
quently there should be that number of interpreters... The amendment was agreed to.
three to strike out “four” and insert "six;' Only sixty-threo are asked to be provided, which The next amendment was on page 38, under
so as to allow six Indian agents for the In. number is certainly not too great." the appropriations for the Pawnees, after line dians east of the Rocky mountains.
I believe that that gives a salary of $500 to nine hundred and eighteen to insert :
The amendment was agreed to.
interpreters west of the mountains, and a salFor support of two manuallabor schools during the
The next amendment was in line twenty- ary of $400 per annum to interpreters east of pleasure of the President, per third article treaty | eight, after “Wisconsin," to strike out"one"
the mountains, and there are sixty-three asked September 24, 1857, $10,000. For purchase of iron and steel and other necessaries
and insert "three;"! so as to allow three In- | for, which, at the prices I have named, amounts for the shops, during the pleasure of the President, dian agents for the tribes in Washington Ter.
to $29, 200, the amount I asked for. I am per same treaty, $500. ritory.
exceedingly anxious to reduce the expenses For pay of two blacksmiths, one of whom to be a gun-smith and tin-smith, per same treaty, $1,200.
The amendment was agreed to.
of the department, but I cannot understand
how it is that this item of $20,400, contrary For compensation of two strikers or apprentices in blacksmith's shop, per same treaty, $480.
The next amendment was to insert after line
to all the precedents on the subject, should For the purchase of farming utensils and stock, | fifty-three the following:
bave been adopted. I do not understand that during the pleasure of the President, per same treaty, $1,200
For temporary clerks to superintendents of Indian interpreters can be employed at suel prices as For pay of farmer, per same treaty, $600. affairs, $5,000.
to enable the department to get along with For the last of ten installments for pay of miller, at Mr. HOWE. I ask for an explanation of that amount of money. If I saw that it was the discretion of the President, per same treaty, $600. For last of ten installments for pay of an engineer, that amendment.
possible to do so, I should not ask to increase at the discretion of the President, per same treaty,
Mr. HENDERSON. I believe there are eleven it, but my impression is that the department $1,200. For compensation to apprentices to assist in work
superintendents of Indian affairs. The Depart- do not ask for more than they ought to have. ing the mill, per same treaty, $500.
ment say that it is necessary to furnish clerks | Surely qualified interpreters cannot be emFor keeping in repair the grist and saw mills, per to some of these superintendents, not for the || ployed for a less sum of money, and the Sencame treaty, $300.
entire year, but for a portion of the year. It ator will see at once the number that is required. The amendment was agreed to.
is obligatory on the superintendents to keep ll I refer him to page 2 of the remarks of the
department on the subject of this bill as it well be used beneficially to the Government, it was not essential ; the Committe on Approcame to the Senate.
and I think that that portion of the amendment | priations thought it was not essential; but other The amendment was agreed to.
anyhow ought to be adopted. I will withdraw Senators seem to think it is indispensable. I The next amendment was to insert after
the first part of it, “ for presents to Indians shall submit to the vote of the Senate. line fifty-five:
$5,000,” and renew the amendment "for pro. Mr. HARLAN. Mr. President, I men. For presents to Indians, $5,000. visions for Indians $11,800." Both these ap
tioned the word " woman' to which the SenFor provisions for Indians, $11,800.
propriations have been made regularly froin ator has just referred because I happen to Mr. HOWE. I must ask for an explanation the year 1836.
know personally of a case of that kind within of that.
Mr. HARLAN. I am perfectly amazed that the last three years. One tribe of Indians Mr. HENDERSON. I understand that it has anybody who has any conversance with this captured a woman on the frontier and took her been usual in years past to make a small ap- subject should object to this little appropriation off to the mountains. The officers interested propriation, and put it in the power of the of $5,000 for presents to the Indian tribes some friendly Indians in an attempt to recover Department at certain times when it is sup- numbering some three or four hundred thou- her; and they sent out some runners for her, posed that something in the way of an amica- sand, with whom we are constantly in commu- and finally negotiated a pony or two and brought ble feeling may be encouraged with Indian nication. Take, for instance, a case where | back the captive woman, and the President of tribes, to use a small amount of money in the Indians steal a white woman or child and the United States ordered that fifty silver dol. making presents. It has heretofore been ap- carry it off. Friendly Indians go and steal it || lars should be given to the Indian who had propriated, and the Department ask that it back, and the agent has to recognize this ser- sold his ponies to the other tribe for this capshould be done now. As a general thing I vice and give the Indian who released the white tured woman. am not very favorable to making these pres. child or white woman a few dollars in silver to Mr. HOWE. Did it come out of this fond ? ents; but the Department thinks that it will encourage this fidelity to the Government. It Mr. HARLAN. Out of some such fund. facilitate their operations to have a small sum is a branch of the service in which it is impos
Where else did it come from? appropriated. sible to get along without an appropriation.
Mr. HOWE. The President had no control The $11,800 asked for provisions ought cer. Somebody will have to spend the money; and
of this fund. tainly to be appropriated. I can state to the if you do not appropriate it, it will have to be Mr. HARLAN. He controls all these mis. Senate what I understand to be the object of
taken out of the salaries of some of the em- cellaneous disbursements, if he chooses. It is that appropriation. Sometimes it becomes ployés of the Government.
for such purposes that these little approprianecessary for superintendents or agents to Mr. RAMSEY. Is this an appropriation of
tions are called for and are necessary. notify Indians to appear before them, and some $5,000 for presents for all the superintenden
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The questimes Indians from other tribes visit them, and cies in the country?
tion is on the amendment. on occasions of that sort it is absolutely essen- Mr. HENDERSON. That is it.
The amendment was agreed to. tial during the time of the visits to support the
Mr. RAMSEY. Is there no other appro- Mr. POMEROY. The last vote we had disIndians that come. It is a very small amount priation
for that purpose ?
closed the fact that we were without a quorum. of money, and I suppose it can be profitably Mr. HENDERSON. None other.
I do not think that we can go on until there is used. Something of course ought to be had Mr. RAMSEY. Then I am surprised that a quorum. It was announced by the Chair that for occasions of that character. The Senate the Committee on Appropriations should hesi- we were without a quorum. How are you will see at once that occasions may arise where tate a moment about it. How can a superin- going to get over the want of a quorum ? peace commissioners make visits from one tendent of Indian affairs treat with Indians The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It was antribe to another, where it is necessary to make unless he has the power to give them a little nounced by the Chair that there was not a expenditures, where the Department ought to tobacco and flour and powder and things of quorum voting. have some fund at its discretion to pay these that kind when visiting them? How is he to Mr. POMEROY. The only evidence that expenses. As to the presents, I care but lit- effect anything? Mere reasoning with them, as there is a quorum here is that a quorum votes. tle about that item.
you would among Senators here, will not effect That is the evidence to the Chair; and when Mr. HOWE. I suppose substantially both anything. They sometimes, as the Senator the Chair says that there is no quorum voting appropriations are for presents. Whenever the from lowa very properly says, render very the presumption is that there is no quorum Indians are called to a conference with the great service to us, and it is desirable to encour- here. agents or officers of the Government, it is on age such service, and we must reward them in The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair the business of the Indians themselves, and some way. When a large body of Indians are
now sees a quorum present. they are always able to travel. The means of to be treated with, they must be fed of course; Mr. POMEROY. The Chair's judgment locomotion, being provided by themselves, are you must have an ox at least, a couple of bar. that there is a quorum does not alter the always at hand. They are never at a want for rels of flour, and a box of tobacco, and by this record. such facility. It appropriates just so much means you effect a great deal, save an expend- The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The next money for which there is no just account. iture of much money in some other way, pos- amendment will be read. ability, and I think the sooner we drop off sibly avoid war, and save trouble. These little The Chief Clerk read the next amendment these expenditures, which are not required by presents made in due and proper time may be of the Committee on Indian Affairs, which any law, not required by any treaty, and which very efficacious in that way. The Indian de- was in lines fifty-six and fifty-seven to strike I submit with all respect are not required by partment from the beginning of the Govern- out “$5,000" and insert “$10,000;" so that any necessity of the service, the better. Come ment has had to use money in this way. Five the clause will read: down to the contracts existing, and abide by thousand dollars, as the Senator from Iowa says, For buildings at agencies and repairs thereof, those, and make new ones when these existing for three or four hundred thousand Indians | $10,000. ones are found inadequate.
is a very small matter indeed. If they were The amendment was agreed to. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The ques. concentrated in a small territory it would be The next amendment was in lines fifty-eight tion is on the amendment offered by the Sen- different; but they are scattered over the whole | and fifty-nine, to strike out "$20,000" and ator from Missouri from the Committee on In- continent, there are some half a dozen or dozen
insert“ $36,500;'' so that the clause will read: dian Affairs. superintendencies, and of course each superin
For contingencies of the Indian department, The question being put, there were on a tendent will require a portion of the money to $36,500. division-ayes 11, noes 4; no quorum voting. expend among the Indians under his charge. The amendment was agreed to. Mr. WILSON. I ask for the yeas and nays. It is a very small thing, and I do not think the
The next amendment was in line eighty-nine, The yeas and nays were not ordered. Senate ought to hesitate a moment about it. Mr. HOWE. There is evidently a dispo- The PRÉSIDENT pro tempore. The Chair
after the head line "Apaches” to insert "Ki
owas and Comanches." sition to agree to this amendment. The chair- will put the question again on this amendment.
The amendment was agreed to. man of the Committee on Indian Affairs him- Mr. HOWE. I do not know but that I shall self says that one branch of it is not necessary. have to yield, if the Senator from Minnesota
The next amendment was to strike out I do not think either is necessary. I hope the is sure that these tribes are not as reasonable from line ninety to line one hundred and six, Senate will not insist upon an appropriation as the Senate. I do not know but that $5,000 inclusive, in the following words: on which both committees are at least indiffer
For third of forty installments, to be expended may be necessary to keep a few hundred
under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, ent or disagree. I hope the Senate will not thousand of them in peace and amity with the
according to the terms of the second article treaty force any money out of the Treasury.
people of the United States. But when it is October 17, 1865, $10,000. Mr. HENDERSON. I suppose, in order to seriously argued here in the Senate that $5,000
For this amount, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, for the transportation of goods, provisions, compromise the case between the two commit- serves any good purpose in keeping peace with
&c., purchased for the Apache Indians, according tees, it would be well perhaps to withdraw all the Indian tribes between the two oceans, I to the terms of the same article of same treaty, $2,000. that part of the amendment which relates to can only reply that that idea may answer in Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians of the Upper presents and let the other go, if that will be the Senate, but it would be laughed at in any
Arkansas river: satisfactory to the Senator. I have no desire
For third of forty installments, to be expended
under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to press against his wishes the first part of the not think we are buying captive women back | according to the terms of the soventh articlo treaty a mendment; but the latter portion of it the with this money. I do not believe that that is of October 14, 1865, $40,000. Senator will see from the explanation I have
For transportation of goods, provisions, &c., purthe way our authority is maintained. I do
chased for the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians of tho made may be very necessary. I suppose if not know, I never have seen any account of Upper Arkansas river, $10,000. the money is not needed by the Department it the manner in which this $5,000 is disbursed.
And to insert in lieu thereof the following: will not be used, but will remain in the Treasury. It is said to have been regularly appropriated For the first of thirty installments provided to be There are occasions when this money might since 1836. The Senator from Missouri thought I expended under the tenth article of the treaty of Octo
ber 21, 1867, concluded at Medicine Lodge Creek, in Kansas, with the Kiowas and Comanches, and ander the third article of the treaty of the same date, mado with the Apaches, the amount herein appropriated to be in lieu of the third of forty installments, to be paid to the Kiowas and Comanches under the fifth article of the treaty of October 18, 1865, and in lieu of the second article of the treaty with tho Apaches of October 17, 1865, $56,000, or so much thereof as may be needed to comply with the requirements of said treaties.
For the construction of an agency building, according to the fourth article of said treaty, $3,000,
For the construction of a warehouse and storeroom for the use of said ageni, $1.500.
For the building of a residence of a physician to said Indians, $3,000. For the salary of a physician, $1,500.
Mr. HARLAN. I would inquire of the chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs on what estimates the sum of $3,000 is put in for the residence of a physician? Is it a mere conjecture that it will cost that amount, or has some estimate been made ?
Mr. HENDERSON. It is the amount speci. fied in the treaty, the treaty made at Medicine Lodge Creek last fall by the peace commissioners, and all these items are the precise amounts stated in the treaty.
The amendment was agreed to.
The next amendment was to strike out lines one hundred and thirteen to one hundred and thirty-two, inclusive, in the following words:
Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches, of Arkansas
river: For the last of five installments, being the second series for the purchase of goods, provisions, and agriculturalimplements, persixth article treaty 27th July, 1853, $5,000.
For expenses of transportation of the last of five installments of goods, provisions, and agricultural implements, per sixth article treaty 27th July, 1853, $1,000.
Comanches and Kiowas: For third of forty installments, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, according to terms of the fifth article treaty of October 18, 1865, $40.000.
For transportation of goods and provisions purchased for the Comanche and Kiowa Indians, in accordance with the fifth article of the treaty of October 18. 1865, or so much thereof as may be necessary, $5,000.
And to insert in lieu thereof the following:
Cheyennes and Arapahoes: For the first of thirty installments provided to be expended under the tenth article of the treaty of October 28, 1857, concluded at Medicine Lodge Creek. in Kansas, the amount to be in lieu of the third of forty installments stipulated to be paid under the terms of the treaty of October 14, 1865, $10,000 ; or so much thereof as may be necessary to furnish the articles nained in said first-named troaty.
For the construction of an agency building, according to the fourth article of said treaty. $3,000.
For the construction of a warehouse and storeroom for the use of said agent, $1,500.
For the building of a residence of a physician to said Indians, $3,000. For the salary of a physician. $1,500.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore put the question on the amendment, and declared that the ayes appeared to have it.
Mr. EDMUNDS. I call for a division.
The affirmative being called for, nine Senators rose.
Mr. HENDERSON. I suppose the object of the Senator frem Vermont is to asceriain whether there is a quorum present. I suppose there is really no objection to the amendment.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The poorest evidence of that is the fact that Senators do not rise to vote for it.
Mr. HENDERSON. If there is a disposition to act on the bill at all I suppose we might as well ascertain whether there is a quorum, to gratify the Senator from Vermont. There is no doubt about a quorum being present if Senators will vote.
Mr. EDMUNDS. I wish the record to show it.
The question being put, there were, on a division-ayes 31, noes 5.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The amendment is agreed to, and a quorum present. The Clerk will proceed with the reading.
The next amendment was to insert after the one just adopted :
For surveying exterior boundaries of selections of land to certain persons related by blood to the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, under provisions of fifth article of treaty concluded with said Indians, October 14, 1865, $4,000.
Mr. HOWE. I should like to have the Sen- Mr. HOWE. Now, if the Senate will listen ator, if he insists on that amendment, state the to me I can tell them in a few words just what reasons for it.
this question is. In the southern part of the Mr. HENDERSON. The Department ask Territory of Colorado, bordering on New Mexthis appropriation for the purpose of survey| ico, in 1865 we purchased an Indian reservaing some lands which in the treaty of 1861 we tion, and in the treaty we stipulated to give to agreed to give to certain half-breeds. I will the persons named in that article, some fifty read the fifth article of the treaty with the or sixty of them, a section of land apiece. It Cheyennes and Arapahoes made in 1861, and is far removed from our settlements and far then a letter of the acting Commissioner of removed from our surveys. This is a propoIndian Affairs, which will show perhaps as well sition to appropriate $4,000, which, under the as any statement that I could make, the con- direction of the Indian department, shall be dition of the case. The fifth section of the expended by some surveyor going away out treaty provides:
there disconnected from the lines of existing At the special request of the Cheyenne and Ara- surveys, and surveying out these locations. I pahoe Indians, parties to this treaty, the United object to it, because these half-breeds are comStates agree to grant, by patent in fee simple, to the
fortably settled there; their lands cannot be following namod persons, all of whom are related to the Cheyenne or Arapahocs by blood, to each an
sold until they are surveyed, and when they amount of land equal to one section of six
hundred are surveyed, when our surveys reach them, or and forty acres, namely: To Mrs. Margaret Wilmarth
when the Commissioner of the General Land
Office, who superintends this branch of our
decidedly better not to make this survey until William W. Bent's children, George Bent, Charles
it can be made in connection with the regular
ate may know what they are voting upon, I
the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, under which there, wife of Lieutenant Crocker; to - Winsor,
they gave up the entire Territory of Colorado, daughter of Tow-e-nah, wife of A. T. Winsor, sutler, and perhaps a portion of what was then New formerly at Fort Lyon. Said lands to be selected under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, from
Mexico, reserving to themselves a small reserthe reservation established by the first article of their
vation down at the mouth of the Purgatory treaty of February 18, A. D. 1861."
river. I do not remember the extent of the The Acting Commissioner says:
territory reserved to them, but it was laid out DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
maps ; and as the Senator from WisconOFFICE OF INDIAX AFFAIRS, sin says, it is beyond the region of surveys,
WASHINGTOx, D. C., January 14, 1868. though a very five country, an agricultural Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt
country. In 1865 we made another treaty with by reference from you on the 20th ultimno of a letter addressed to you by General John B. Sanborn, dated
the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, by which we the 17th ultimo, requesting that patents may issue purchased from them this territory at the for selections, described in his letter, to the half- mouth of the Purgatory river, agreeing to give breeds, entitled under the fifth article of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe treaty of 1805, (see pamphlet
them a country south of the Arkansas river; Laws, second session Thirty-Ninth Congress, treaties, but we agreed in this treaty of 1865 that we p. 143,) and upon which you direct a report of the views of tbis office. In reference to the same I would
would give some fifty or sixty of the halfrespectiully say that I doubt the practicability of
breeds of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes each having patents issue in the absence of surveys. a section of land, and that we would survey it
In your letter to this office of October 23, 1867, you for them. These half-breeds are living on the
land, and are now farming there. They are
survey their lines right through these lands. funds to defray the expenses of such surveys was If the railroad companies file their plats, and raised, and the letter was not sent to Colonel Boone.
the alternate sections given to the companies, He being present in this city the draft of letter was shown to him, and he has treated the draft as a let
when they come to file them, shall fall upon ter received by him, and has addressed a letter to the lands occupied by these half-breeds, I this office in reply thereto, dated the 20th ultimno, copy herewith, from which you will observe that he
cannot see that the railroad companies will not ostimates the amount that Congress should be re
hold them. Why is it that a white man cannot quested to appropriate for these surveys at $4,000. go and locate upon a portion of these six
It is important that these treaty stipulations should hundred and forty acres and hold it by prebe carried into effect without delay. The Union Pacific railway, eastern division, will probably pass emption? An Iudian cannot do it. There is through the reservations from wbich thicso selections no right to the Indian to bold under the preare to be made, and if the lands are not previously patented to the balf-brecds, trouble will probably
emption laws, and none for him to hold under arise, and they will fail to secure the land they desire.
the homestead laws. therefore respectfully recommend, in case you The Indian half-breeds are there farming and should concur with this oflice in the view that it is impracticable for patents to issue in the manner sug
farming quite extensively, and they are uneasy. gested by General Sanborn, that you request of Con
They are fearful that when the surveys are gress an appropriation of the sum of $1.000, in order made under Government authority other per. that Colonel Boone can proceed to make the halfbreed selections, in accordance with the terms of the
sons will seize upon their lands and will hold treaty.
them; and what they want now is to have a A form of estimate is herewith inclosed, and the survey of the exterior lines of their six honletter of General Sanborn is also herewith returned. It is provided in said fifth article of the treaty of 1865
dred and forty acres each, so that it may be that snid lands shall be selected from the reservation marked out and patents issued to them by the established by the first article of the Arapahoe and Goverument of ihe United States. As the Cheyenne treaty of February 18, 1861, (sco Statutesat-Large, vol. 12, p. 1163.), In view, therefore, of the
Senator from Wisconsin says, there will be fact that many of the lalf-breeds entitled to selections some little difficulty about it. The only way under said treaty are settled and have made valua- it can be done is to extend a base line from ble improveinents upon the lands they desire to have
Arkansas or Kansas out, survey it out, and patented to them, as there may be delay in the appropriation for the survey of these selections, upon that base line to locate these surveys. during which time the railway company referred to There will be some little difficulty attending it, may procure legislation granting them lands on tho reserve from which these half-breed selections are
I admit. If the Senate think the surveys can. provided by treaty to be made, I respectfully recom
not be properly made in that way, they can inend that the President be requested to direct that refuse the appropriation. They now underthis reserve be withdrawn from sale until these selections are made.
stand the facts, I apprehend, and they can do Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
as they like.
their lands. We have agreed in the treaty to Secretary of Interior,
give the half-breeds the lands and assure them
to them, to survey them for them, and to patent and including the word "be," in the eighth line, imposed by law on any other collector or assessor, the lands to them. Now we cannot give them
and insert in lieu of the same the words "furnish but a supervisor of internal revenue may within his
and attach, at his own expense, such meter, meters, territorial district suspend any collector or assessor patents unless we know the lands patented. or meter-safes, as may have been prescribed for use for fraud or gross neglect of duty or abuse of power, We must describe them, or else there will be at his distillery, and.''
and shall immediately report his action to the Comno protection to the Indians at last. The That the House reccde from their disagreement to missioner of Internal Revenue, with his reasons
the eighth amnendment of the Senate, and agree to the therefor in writing, who shall thereupon tako such Indians gave up all, I say, of Colorado, includ- same with amendments, as follows: strike out all further action as he may deem proper. ing all the gold and silver mines of that country, after the word "construed" in said amendment and That the House recedo from their disagreement to reserving only a small place, and they even
insert the words "to apply to fermented liquors;" the one hundred and eleventh amendment of thio
and in lines twenty-four, twenty-five, and twenty- Senate, and agree to the same, with the following gave that up in 1865, reserving only these fifty
six, page 5, strike out the words or shall have been amendment: before the word' " distillery" insert or sixty sections for their half-breeds. We lawfully imported into the United States and the * bonded or. duties thereon paid."
That the House recede from their disagreement to agreed to survey them and patent them to them.
That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and seventeenth amendment of the If we do not do that the probability is the the forty-ninth and a half annendment of the Senate, Senate, and agree to the same, with the following Indians will lose them after having made val- and agree to the same, with an amendment, as fol- amendments: strike out in line seven, page 69, all uable improvements; and that is one difficulty
lows: strike out the word "produce" inserted by the after the word "spirits," down to and including the
Senate and insert in lieu thereof the word "produc- word "required," in line ten, and insert in lieu of the Indians now. They are afraid to make tion."
thereof the words: “which shall be due and payablo improvements for fear others will come along That the House recede from their disagreement to only after the proper entries and bonds have been and reap the rewards of their labor.
the fifty-third amendment of the Senate, and agree executed and filed and all other conditions complied
to the same with an amendment, as follows: strike with as hereinafter required, and thirty days after Mr. HOWE. Let me add one word. If I out the words proposed to be inserted by said Senate the vessel has actually cleared and sailed on her voysupposed there was any sort of danger of these amendment together with the words ** spirits pro- age with such spirits on board;” in lines fifteen and
duced from the materials used shall be ascertained" sixteen, strike out the words and rum on which no parties losing their lands, I should be as anx
and insert in lieu of the same the words "materials internal tax shall have been paid," and insert in ious to have the survey made as the Senator. used for the production of spirits shall be ascer- lieu thereof the words “or rum:" page 72, line fiftyThey ought to have the lands and must have tained."
four, strike out the word "internal.' them; but nobody can get these lands until
That tho Ilouse recede from their disagreement to That the House recede from their disagreement to
the fifty-fourth amendment of the Senate, and agree the one hundred and eighteenth and one hundred the President patents them, and he certainly to the same with an amendment, as follows: strike and nineteenth amendments, and agree to the same is never going to patent these lands to any. out the word "and" in suid Senato amendment and with amendments, each, as follows: strike out body in defiance or disregard of the obliga
insert in licu thereof the words "together with the twelve" and insert "nine.”
That the House recede from their disagreement to tions of that treaty.
That the House recede from their disagreeinent to the one hundred and thirty-first amendment of the One other word as to the matter of survey.
the fifty-fifth ainendinent of the Senate, and agree Senate, and agree to the same, with the following Suppose this appropriation is made and a sur
to the same with an amendment, as follows: strike amendments: in lino ninety-one, page 80, strike out
out the word by"in said amendment and insert the the word "any;" in line ninety-two, page 80, striko veyor goes out and surveys these lands; it is word "under."
out the word two " and insert ten;" in line true he may form a connection by surveying
That the Ilouse recede from their disagreement to ninety-three, page 80, after the word “dollars" through from the point at which our surveys
tho soventy-seventh amendment of the Senate, and insert the words of sales of such spirits, wines, or
agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: liquors;" in line ninety-four, page 80, after the word now stop in Kansas, or wherever it is, so that strike out the words, " which branding and cancella- dollars” insert "and on other sales shall pay as these lands could be described in the patentas
tion shall be done under such rules and regulations wholesale dealers, and such excess shall be assessed
as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue inay pre- and paid in the same manner as required of wholeother lands are described. But if that can be scribe."
sale dealers;" in line ninety-five strike out all after done, it can be done by the Commissioner of That the House recede from their disagreement to the word " liquors" down to and including the word the Land Office with the moneys already in his
the seventy-eighth amendment of the Senate, and made," in line ninety-seven, and insert the words hands. We have appropriated from twenty to
agree to the same with amendments, as follows: whose annual sales shall exceed $25,000."
insert the words proposed to be stricken out by the That the House recede from their disagreement to thirty thousand dollars for surveys in Colorado Senate, and in line forty-three, page 35, after the the one hundred and thirty-second amendment of this year. He has money enough if you will
word "aflixed," insert the words and the number the Senate, and agree to thesame, with the following allow him to make the surveys, and I think he
of proof gallons:" and at the end of line forty-nine, amendment: strike out the word proposed to be inpage 35, insert "proof gallons."
serted and insert after the words retail dealer," in is the better party to direct all surveys, and That the House recede from their disagreement to line one hundred and forty-two, page 82, the words he has money enough to do it.
the seventy-eighth and a half amnendment of the * liquor dealer."
Senate, and agree to the same with amendinents, as That the House recede from their disagreement to Mr. HENDERSON. The Senator is aware follows: insert the words proposed to be stricken out the one hundred and thirty-third amendment of the of the very great complaint at the Land Office by the Senate, and in line fifty-eight, page 36, after Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, as
the word "affixed” insert "and the number of proof follows: after the word “four," in line six, page 76, now about appropriations for surveys, and very gallons;" and at the end of line sixty-four, page 36, insert the word "six." great complaints among the people in the add the following: "proof gallons."
That the House recode from their disagreement to West in reference to them. They say sufficient
That the House recede froin their disagreement to the one hundred and forty-second amendment of the
the cighty-fourth amendmentofthe Senate, and agreo | Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, as appropriations have not been made to carry
to thesame with an amendment, as follows: strike out follows: insert in lieu of the words proposed to be on the surveys. There is sad complaint there the word "they," proposed to be inserted, and insert stricken out the words "the manufacturer's name and now. in lieu thereof the word "there."
place of manufacture, or the proprietor's name and The amendment was agreed to.
That tho House recede from their disagreement his trade mark, and."
to the ninety-seventh, ninety-seventh and a half, That the House recede from their disagreement to Mr. SHERMAN. I ask leave to submit a pinety-eighth, ninety-ninth, one hundredth, one the one hundred and forty-ninth amendment of the
hundred and first, and one hundred and second Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, report from the committee of conference on amendments of the Sonate, and agree to the same, as follows: insert in lieu of the words proposed to be the tax bill.
with an amendment, as follows: strike out the words stricken out the words “the proprietors or manuThe PRESIDENT pro tempore. The report
proposed to be inserted and all from line four inclu- facturer's name," and in line seven, page 93, strike
zivo, down to and including the word “business," in out the word "his" and insert the word "the." will be received.
line fifteen, (printed bill,) and insert in liou thereof That the House reccde from their disagreement to
the words "not exceeding twenty-five officers, to be the one hundred and fift: econd amendment of the INTERNAL TAXES.
called supervisors of internal revenue, each one of Senate, and agree to the same, with the following Mr. SHERMAN submitted the following | district, to becomposed of one or more judicial diswhom shall be assigned to a designated territorial amendment: strike out the words "provided that
any" and insert “any." report from the committee of conference: tricts and territories, and shallkeep his office at some That the Houso recede from their disagreement to The ceminittee of conference on the disagreeing
convenient place in his district to be designated by the one hundred and fifty-eighth amendment of tho
the Coin missioner, and shall receive, in addition to Senate, and agree to the game, with an amendment, votes of the two llouses, on the amendments of the
expenses necessarily incurred by him and allowed as follows: at the end of said amendment add “when Senate to the bill (H. R. No, 1284) to change and and certified by the said Commissioner, as a compen- weighing exceeding three pounds per thousand, five wore effectually secure the collection of internal
sation for his services, such salary as the Cominis. dollars per thousand;" and in line six, page 106, sectaxes ou distilled spirits and tobacco, and to amend sioner of Internal Revenue may dcem just and rea- tion eighty, strike out the words "and cheroots." the tax on banks, having met, after full and free sonablo, not exceeding $3,000 per annum.'
That the House reccdo from their disagreement to conference have agreed to recomiend, and do That the House recede from their disagreement to the one hundred and seventieth amendment of the recommend, to their respective lIouses, as follows: That the louse recede from their disagreement to
the one hundred and fifth and one hundred and sixth Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendment,
amendments of the Senate, and agree to the same, as follows: add to the said Senate amendment the the amendments of the Senate numbered : 2, 3, 6,7,9, 10.11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28,
with the following amendments: strike out from following: “But in no case shall such renewal or
and including line four of said one hundred and fifth change extend to an abandonment of the general 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, amendment down to and including line fifteen of
the character of the stamps provided for in this act, nor 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, bill, (section fifty,) and insert in lieu thereof the fol- to the dispensing with any provisions requiring that 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, lowing: "employ competent detectives, not exceed- such stamps shall be kept in book form and have 871, 89, 88, 89, 89, 90, 90., 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 103,
ing twenty-five in number at any one time, to be thercon tho signatures of revenue officers." 101, 106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 1151, 116, 120, paid under the provisions of the seventh section of That the House recede from their disagreement to 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 130, 131, 135, 136, 137, 138,
the act to amend existing laws relating to internal the one hundred and seventy-second amendment of 139, 140, 111, 146, 147. 148. 150, 151, 153, 153, 154, 155, 157, 139, 160, 161, 162, 163, 161, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 171,
revenue, and for other purposes, approved March 2, the Senate, and agree to the same, with the following
1867; and he may, at his discretion, assign any such 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 183; and the House agree
ainendment: add to said Senate amendment tha detective to duty under the direction of any supervisor words" or officer acting as such, with his reasons to the same.
of internal revenue, or to such other special duty as therefor.” That the Senate recede from their amendments he may deem necessary; and that from and after the That the House recede from their disagreement to numbered : 1, 25, 50, 79, 80, 128, 129, 143, 144, 145, 156, passage of this act no general or special agent or the one hundred and eightieth amendment of the 181.
inspector, by whatever name or designation he may Senate, and agree to the same, with amendments, ils That the Houso recede from their disagreement to be known, of the Treasury Department in connection follows: in line two of said amendment strike out the fourth amendment of the Senato, and agree to with the internal rovenue, except inspectors of to- the word revenue;" in line three striko out the the same, with amendments, as follows: in line one bacco, snuff, and cigars, and except as provided for words “for denoting the tax thereby imposed;"! in of said amendment of the Senate strike out the word in this act, shall be appointed, commissioned, em- line fourteen strike out the word revenuo; in "and" and insert in lieu thereof the words "the ployed, or continued in office, and the term."
lines fourteen and fifteen strike out the words for tax on brandy made from grapes shall be the same That the House recede from their disagreement to devoting the tax thereby
imposed." and no higher than that upon other distilled spirits: the one hundred and seventh amendment of the Sen- That the House recede from their disagreement to and;" in line four of said Senate amendment, after ate, and agree to the same, with an amendment, as the one hundred and eighty-second amendment of the word "such," insert the word “other.”
follows: insert in lieu of the words stricken out the the Senate, and agree to the same, with an amendThat the House recede from their disagreement to following:
ment, as follows: "But distillers and refiners of the fifth amendment of the Senate, and agree to the Sec. -. And be it further enacted, That from and mineral oils shall be considered as manufacturers, same with an amendment as follows: strike out all after the passage of this act no assessor or collector and subject to the tax on sales provided for in tho of the fifth line of said Sonato amendment down to shall be debuiled or authorized to discharge any duty fourth section of the act to exempt certain manu