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factures from internal tax, and for other purposes, priations for the legislative, executive, and of Mrs. Julia Cody, mother of James Cody; approved March 31, 1868."
judicial expenses of the Government for the which was read a first and second time, and JOHN SHERMAN, JUSTIN S. MORRILL,
year ending 30th of June, 1869; when the referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. C. R. BUCKALEW,
Speaker signed the same.
GOVERNMENT PROPERTY AT HARPER'S PERRY.
Mr. GARFIELD. I ask unanimous consent
Mr. DAWES presented the credentials of
to report back from the Committee on Mili-
tary Affairs, for consideration at the present sentative from the fourth district of South CaroMr. NYE. I should like to inquire of the
time, a bill (S. No. 186) providing for the sale lina ; which were referred to the Committee of Senator from Ohio if the meter system is
of the lands, tenements, and water privileges Elections. retained?
belonging to the United States at and near
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. Mr. SHERMAN. Yes; the House of Rep
Harper's Ferry, in the county of Jefferson, resentatives agree to the Senate amendment A message from the Senate, by Mr. Gor- West Virginia. on that point substantially as we had it. HAM, its Secretary, announced that the Senate The SPEAKER. The bill will be read for Mr. NYE. How is that?
had passed bills of the following titles, in which information, after which there will be an opMr. SHERMAN. The Commissioner of the concurrence of the House was requested : portunity for objection. Internal Revenue prescribes the kind of meters,
A bill (S. No. 207) for funding the national The bill, which was read, provides in the but the distillers are required to get them. It debt, and for the conversion of the notes of the first section for anthorizing and directing the takes away from the Commissioner the power United States;
Secretary of War to make sale at public aucof procuring them.
An act (S. No. 596) for the relief of Mrs. tion of the lands, tenements, and water priviMr. NYÉ. Is the distiller bound to get L. T. Potter; and
leges belonging to the United States at and them before he distills ?
An act (S. No. 349) granting lands to the near Harper's Ferry, in the county of Jeffer. Mr. SHERMAN. No; that is all left to
State of California to aid in the construction son, West Virginia, except as hereinafter proregulation.
of a railroad and telegraph line from the town
vided, in such parcels as shall, in his opinion, Mr. NYE. I understand it will take years of Vallejo to Humboldt bay, in the State of be best adapted to secure the greatest amount to supply the distillers with them. California.
of money therefor on a credit of one and two Mr. SZERMAN. That is all left to regu- The message also announced that the Senate
years, taking bond and security from the purlations as under the present law.
had agreed to the amendment of the House to chaser or purchasers for the payment of the Mr. NYE. I think the whole meter system
the bill (S. No. 567) relating to the Freed- purchase money. But no such sale is to be is a very great humbug, and the advantage of men's Bureau, and providing for its discontin- made until the time, terms, and place thereof it a great deal more delusive than real.
shall have been published in one of the prin. Mr. SHERMAN. If any Senator desires to
The message further announced that the cipal newspapers in each of the cities of Washknow what disposition has been made of any
Senate had passed House bill of the following | ington, New York, and Cincinnati for sixty particular amendment I will answer.
title, with an amendment, in which the con- days prior to the day of sale. The proceeds state generally that the amendments of the currence of the House was requested:
of the sale are to be applied by the Secretary Senate have been almost entirely concurred An act (H. R. No. 1353) for the removal of of War as follows: first, in defraying the in, with a few modifications that have been certain disabilities from persons therein named. expenses of making the sale; second, in remade. I will not stop to explain the amend. REMOVAL OF POLITICAL DISABILITIES. funding to the United States the principal sum ments unless some Senator has a question to
Mr. BOUTWELL. I ask unanimous con
of purchase-money paid for the lands, teneask in regard to particular items. sent that the bill just received from the Senate, | States, and for the erection of buildings thereon;
ments, and water privileges by the United The report was concurred in. with amendments, bill (H. R. No. 1353) for
and third, if any surplus remain, he is to MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE. the removal of certain disabilities from the
deliver the same to such agent as the LegislaA message from the House of Representa: | persons therein named, be taken from the
ture of the State of West Virginia sball appoint tives, by Mr. McPherson, its Clerk, announced || Speaker's table and referred to the Committee that the House had passed the following bill
to receive the same; but upon condition that on Reconstruction. and joint resolutions, in which it requested the The SPEAKER. If there be no objection,
such surplus shall be received by the State of
West Virginia, to be set apart, held, invested, concurrence of the Senate:
the bill will be so referred. A bill (H. R. No. 541) making appropria- There was no objection.
used, and applied as a part of the school fund tions for the service of the Columbia Institu
of that State, under and by virtue of, and in
2. M. HALL. tion for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb,
manner and form as provided in section first and establishing additional regulations for the
Mr. JUDD. My colleague [Mr. WASH- l of the tenth article of the constitution of West BURNE, of Illinois] has a bill which he is au
Virginia, and for no other purpose. government of the institution;
And on A joint resolution (H. R. No. 341) for the thorized to report from the Committee on
making such sale of the lands, tenements, and relief of Z. M. Hall;
Appropriations. I hope there will be no objec- water privileges, or any part thereof, the SeeA joint resolution (H. R. No. 342) for the tion to considering it now.
retary of War is empowered and required, on restoration of Commander Greenleaf Cilley Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, by unani
receiving the purchase-money in full, to exeand Commander Aaron K. Hughes, United mous consent, reported from the Committee cute all necessary deeds therefor to the purStates Navy, to the active list from the retired on Appropriations a joint resolution (H. R. chaser or purchasers thereof, on behalf of the list; and No. 341) for the relief of Z. M. Hali; which
United States. The second section authorizes A joint resolution (H. R. No. 343) to admit was read a first and second time.
and directs the Secretary of War to convey by free of duty certain statuary.
The joint resolution authorizes the Secretary
deed to Storer College, an institution of learn. The message also announced that the House of the Treasury, in his discretion, to refund to | ing chartered by the State of West Virginia, all had agreed to the amendment of the Senate to Z. M. Hall, of Chicago, the sum of $104 10,
those certain portions of the aforesaid propthe bill (H. R. No. 1353) for the removal of being the tonnage tax paid on the schooner S.
erty, namely, the buildings, with the lots on certain disabilities from the persons therein M. Pomeroy, in error, by her master at the
which they stand, numbered thirty, thirty-one, named.
port of Bay City, April
and thirty-two, also building numbered twentyEXECUTIVE SESSION.
been paid by Hall at Chicago, April 16, 1868. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Indian
The joint resolution was ordered to be
to give a breadth of ten rods on High street, appropriation bill will now be resumed.
engrossed and read a third time; and being otherwise known as Washington street, all of Mr. TRUMBULL. The Indian appropria
engrossed, it was accordingly read the third said buildings and lots being situated at Har. tion bill is a lengthy bill, and it will be impos. time, and passed.
per's Ferry aforesaid, being the same which sible to finish it between now and the hour of which the joint resolution was passed; and
Mr. JUDD moved to reconsider the vote by have heretofore been assigned by the War
Department to the Bureau of Refugees, Freedadjournment. I move that the Senate proceed also moved that the motion to reconsider be
men, and Abandoned Lands, for educational to the consideration of executive business. laid on the table.
purposes; and also to convey by deed to the The motion was agreed to; and after some time spent in executive session, the doors were
The latter motion was agreed to.
proper persons all such other lands and build
ings, portions of the aforesaid property, 28 reopened, and the Senate adjourned.
CONTINGENT FUND OF THE HOUSE. have heretofore been set apart by the proper
Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana, by unani- authority for religious, charitable, and town HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. mous consent, submitted the following res. purposes. WEDNESDAY, July 15, 1868.
olution; which was read, considered, and Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I will not
agreed to: The House met at twelve o'clock m.
object provided the gentleman will amend his Resolved, That a committee of fivc be appointed The Journal of yesterday was read and
bill by striking out a portion of the bill, so as
investigate into he disbursement of the continapproved. gent fund of the House for tho years 1867 and 1869,
to provide the proceeds of this property shall with power to send for persons and papers when the go into the
Treasury of the United States. ENROLLED BILL SIGNED,
same can be done without expense to the Govern- Mr. GARFIELD. I will allow the gentleMr. WILSON, of Pennsylvania, from the
man to offer it. Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I shall not the committee bad examined and found truly Mr. BARNES introduced a bill (H. R. No. || withdraw my objection if that is not incorpo. enrolled a bill (H. R. No. 605) making appro- 1432) to place upon the pension-roll the name rated in the bill.
MRS. JULIA CODY.
Mr. HUBBARD, of West Virginia. I want five or ten minutes to debate the proposed amendment of the gentleman from Illinois.
Mr. SPALDING. I cannot yield if it gives rise to debate.
WILARVES IN OSWEGO HARBOR. Mr. CHURCHILL. I ask unanimous consent for leave to the Committee on Commerce to report back a joint resolution.
There was no objection.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. The Com. mittee on Commerce direct me to report back House joint resolution No. 296, giving the assent of the United States to the construction of certain wharves in the harbor of Oswego, New York. The committee found no objection to its passage, but many reasons why it should be passed. I am instructed to move a proviso to the joint resolution, that it shall be subject to the approval of the engineer of the Army.
The amendment was agreed to.
The joint resolution, as amended, is as follows: Joint resolution giving the assent of the United States to the construction of certain wharves in the harbor of Oswego, New York.
Whereas the common councilof the city of Oswego, in the State of New York, by resolutions unanimously adopted April 7, 1863, and May 12. 1848, in pursuance of the nuthority granted them by the Legislaturo of New York, in the charter of said city, have given perinission to the owners of lots 11 and 12, also of lots 13, 14, 81, and 82, and of lots 15, 16, 17, and 18, in Fortification block, number *0, in the first ward of faid city, to construct wharves in front of said lots, seventy feet in width, and extending northeriy so that the north end of said wharves may be on a line with the north line of the Ontario elevator pier, but not less than two hundred and fifty feet distant froin the nearest point of the United States pier, which wharves will extend into the navigable waters of said harbor: Therefore,
Be it resolrent by the Senate and House of Representalives of the United States oj America in Congress assenbled, That the assent of the United States be, and ihe fame is hereby. given, so far as Congress has power to give the same, to the owners of the lots abovementioned to construct said wharves in accordance with the terms of said resolutions, subject, however, to the approval of the engineer department of the Army.
The joint resolution, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time; and being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time, and passed.
Mr. CHURCHILL moved to reconsider the vote by which the joint resolution was passed ; and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table. The latter motion was agreed to.
W. II. COX, DECEASED. Mr. MILLER, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported back flouse bill No. 1420, directing the Commissioner of Pensions to proceed to hear evidence and determine the right of W. H. Cox, deceased, late a sergeant in company I', second regiment Pennsylvania artillery, to a pension, in same manner as if he was still living, he having died of disease contracted while a prisoner of war at Andersonville, Georgia ; and if found to be entitled to a pension, then the same from the time of his discharge till death be paid over to his father, Charles D. Cox, with the recommenda. tion that it do pass.
The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time; and being engrossed, it was read the third time.
Mr. MILLER. Mr. Speaker, I will give a brief explanation of this bill. W. H. Cox, a healthy young man of about twenty years of age, residing with his father, Charles D. Cox, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the town in which I reside, on the 16th of February, 1864, was enrolled and sworn in as a sergeant in company F, second regiment Pennsylvania artillery, That the regiment to which he was attached was ordered to the front, and on the 2d of June, 1864, at the battle of Coal Harbor, Virginia, the said W. H. Cox was taken prisoner by the rebels, conveyed to Andersonville, Georgia, and there confined as prisoner of war for about ten months. Then, being released, was taken to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which place he was, on the 8th of August, 1865, hon
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orably discharged from Government service
SURVEYOR GENERAL IN UTAH. in pursuance of a telegram from Adjutant Gen- Mr. JULIAN. I ask unanimous consent to eral's office dated slay 12, 1865. That he take from the Speaker's table, for the purpose returned to his father's, in Lewisburg, Penn- of concurring in the amendment of the Senate sylvania, and being, in consequence of his treat- thereto, the bill (H. R. No. 202) to create the ment in rebel prison, broken down in health, office of surveyor general in the Territory of and found by his physician to be incurable, Utah, to establish a land office in said Terri. made application on the 14th of June, 1866, tory, and extend the homestead and preëmption for a pension; but before the evidence was laws over the same. completed, to wit, on the 9th of July, 1866, Mr. RANDALL. I object, unless we take died, so that all proceedings before the Com- up the bills from the Speaker's table in their missioner, in consequence of his death, were regular order. suspended. The object of this bill, Mr. Speaker,
HOMESTEAD AND PREËMPTION LAWS. is to authorize and require the Commissioner of Pensions to proceed to secure evidence and
Mr. JULIAN. I ask unanimous consent determine whether said W. H. Cox was enti
to offer the following resolution : tled to a pension in same manner as if he was
Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands still living, and if he decide that he was so
be instructed to inquire into the expediency of re
porting a bill extending the preemption and homeentitled, then the same, from date of his dis- stead laws of the United States over the territory of charge till death, be paid to his father, Charles Alaska, establishing a suitable number of land disD. Cox, who wants to apply that money to
tricts therein, and providing for the appointmont of
registers and receivers therefor, and of a surveyor ward paying for a plain monument to mark the general for said territory. grave of his son, who lost his life in the cause
Mr. MOORHEAD. Mr. Speaker, is this the of our country. I trust, Mr. Speaker, that this
regular order? bill may pass by a unanimous vote.
The SPEAKER. It is not. The bill was passed.
Mr. MOORHEAD. I called for the regu. Mr. MILLER moved to reconsider the vote
lar order, by which the bill was passed; and also moved The SPEAKER. The gentleman had left that the motion to reconsider be laid on the
the Hall after calling for the regular order. table.
Mr. MOORHEAD. I did so, but I did not The latter motion was agreed to.
withdraw the call. CHANGE OF REFERENCE.
The SPEAKER. The gentleman must be On motion of Mr. SITGREAVES, by unani
within the Hall if he insists on demanding the mous consent, the Committee on Military Affairs | regular order. were discharged from the further consideration
Mr. MOORHEAD. I do insist.
The SPEAKER. Then the resolution is not of the petitions of Almira Ambler and Alexander Moflitt, and the same were referred to
before the House. the Committee of Claims.
COLUMBIA DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTE. COMMANDERS CILLEY AND HUGHES.
The SPEAKER. The regular order is the Mr. PIKE, by unanimous consent, from the consideration of the bill pending at the adjournCommittee on Naval Affairs, reported a joint
ment yesterday (H. R. No. 541) making approresolution (H. R. No. 342) for the restoration of | priations for the service of the Columbia lostiCommander Greenleaf Cilley and Commander
tution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Aaron K. Hughes, of the United States Navy, Dumb, and establishing additional regulations: to the active list from the retired list; which
for the government of the institution. The was read a first and second time.
pending question is on the amendment of the The joint resolution was reported. It author. || gentleman from Illinois, [Mr. Washburne,] to izes the President to appoint, by and with the
add to the bill various sections. Pending that advice and consent of the Senate, the aforesaid
motion the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. commanders to the active list with the rank | SHANKS] moved to reconsider the vote by which they may be entitled thereon.
the House disagreed to the substitute offered The joint resolution was ordered to be en
by the gentleman from Illinois, [Mr. Washgrossed and read a third time; and being | BURNEI engrossed, it was accordingly read the third
Mr. MAYNARD. I move to lay the motion time, and passed.
to reconsider on the table. Mr. PIKE moved to reconsider the vote by
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I hope it which the joint resolution was passed ; and also
will be reconsidered; it will save $40,000. moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on
Mr. SPALDING. I hope it will not be the table.
reconsidered. The latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I demand Mr. MOORHEAD. I call for the regular
the yeas and nays. order.
The yeas and nays were ordered. Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. Allow me
The question was taken; and it was decided
in the ailirmative-yeas 67, nays 49, not voting to offer a joint resolution. Mr. MOORHEAD. I yield to my colleague
84; as follows: on account of his indisposition.
YEAS-Messrs. Archer, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley,
Baldwin, Banks, Barnes, Bingham, Blair, Boies, REMISSION OF DUTY ON STATUARY.
Boyer, Brooks, Broomall, Roderick R. Butler, Dawes,
Dixon, Dockery, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Eldridge, Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania, by urani- Fox, Gartield, Higby. Hinds, Onester D. Hubbard, mous consent, introduced a joint resolution
Ingersoll, Jonckes. Alexander H. Jones, Kelsey,
Kerr, Kitchen, Knott, Koontz, Laflin, George V. Law(H. R. No. 342) to admit free of duty certain
rence, Mallory, Maynard, McKee, Miller, Moorhead, statuary; which was read a first and second
Morrissey, Mungon, Myers. Nicholson, Perham, Petime.
ters, Phelps, Pile, Plants, Poland, Smith, Spalding, The joint resolution provides that the statue
Starkweaiber, Thaddeus Stevens, Stone, Taber, Tay
Jor, Thomas, Lawrence S. Triinble, Twichell, Upson, representing the figure of Victory, intended to Van Auken. Van Trump. Henry D. Washburn, surmount the monument in memory of Penn
Thomas Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, and Wood
bridge-67. sylvania soldiers who fell in the Mexican war,
NAYS-Messrs. Bailey, Baker, Beatty, Benjamin, now about being erected on the capitol grounds Benton, Buckland, Benjamin F. Butler, Churchill at Harrisburg, being in marble cut in Italy,
Sidney Clarko, Cobb, Cook, Covode, Cullom, Delano, and which will soon be ready for shipment,
Ela, Forriss, Fields, Getz, Golladay, Grover, Hawkins,
Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Hunter, Judd, Julian, William shall be admitted free of duty.
Lawrence, Logan, Lougbridge, Marshall, McCarthy, The joint resolution was ordered to be
McClurg. Mercur, Moore, Mullins, O'Neill, Orth,
Paine, Pomeroy, Scofield, Shanks, Stokes, Trowengrossed and read a third time; and being bridge, Van Aernam, Elihu B. Washburne, William engrossed, it was accordingly read the third B. Washburn, Welker, William Williams, and James time, and passed.
NOT VOTING Messrs. Adams, Allison, Arres, Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania, moved to
Anderson, James M. Ashley, Axtell, Barnum, Beareconsider the vote by which the joint resolu- man, Beck, Blaine. Boutwell, Boyden, Bromwell, tion was passed ; and also moved that the Burr, Cake, Cary, Chanler, Reader W. Clarke, Co
burn, Cornell, Deweese, Dodge, Eggleston, Eliot, motion to reconsider be laid on the table.
Farnsworth, Ferry, Finney, French, Glossbrenner, The latter motion was agreed to.
Gravely, Griswold, Haight, Halsey, Hamilton, Hard
ing, Hill, Holman, Hooper, Asahel W. Hubbard,
So the motion to reconsider was laid on the table.
The question recurred on the amendment of Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, to add to the bill the following:
Sec. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior, the chief justice of the supremo court of the District of Columbia, the Surgeon Gencral of the Army, the chief of the Bureau of Medical Surgery of the Navy, and tbe chief engineer of the Army, shall constitute a commission, which shall be known and designated as tbe ".Commission of Charities for the District of Columbia.".
SEC. —. And beit further enacted, That the said commission shall organizo immediately upon the passage of this act, and the Secretary of the Interior shall be the president thereof, and lie shall designate as secretary of the said commission a clerk of his Department, who is of the fourth class, and who shall keep a record of all the proceedings and transactions of the said commission.
SEC. –. And be it further enacted, That the said comunission shall havo the full control and direction of all the appropriations made by Congress to the charitable institutions of the said District of Columbia, and of all such appropriations as may be made for the purposes of charity in the said District, and shall have the power of visitation and examination of all the institutions in the said District, to the support of which appropriations shall be made by Congress. No money shall be drawn from the appropriations made to the charitable institutions of the District, or for the purposes of charity in said District, except upon the requisition of the president of the commission, made upon an order of the commission, duly entered in the journal of their proceedinga, and all the accounts of the said commission shall be audited by the First Auditor of the Treasury. And it is hereby provided that the provisions of this act shall not be deemed to include the Government hospital for the insano in the District of Columbia.
SEC.-. And be it further enacted, That no money shall be expended for the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, for the Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in Asylum, and for the Providence Hospital, until the title to the property, real and personal, ofsuch institutions shall be transferred to the United States by conveyances, certified as being valid by the Attorney General of the United States, and conveying all the right, title, and interest of the said institutions in the property conveyed.
SEC.-. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said commission to make a full report to Congress, at the December session of cach year, of all its transactions and of all the expenditures made under its direction, together with a statement of the condition of the charitable institutions of the District for which appropriations shall have been previously made, and which shall have been expended under its direction.
Mr. SPALDING. Is that debatable?
The SPEAKER. It is not, the previous question having been ordered.
Mr. SPALDING. The Committee on Appropriations do not recommend these amendments.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Does the gentleman object to the amendment?
Mr. SPALDING. I do, and the majority of the committee object to it.
Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. I ask the gentleman if he will allow me to have a paper read
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I should be glad to have this matter open to debate.
Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. Oh, no ; the gentleman has not heard me through.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I object to debate unless I can have a chance.
The SPEAKER. Debate is not in order.
Mr. STEVENS, of Pennsylvania. The gentleman has debated it more than any one else. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I demand yeas and
nays on the amendment. The yeas and nays were ordered.
The question was taken; and it was decided in the negative-yeas 63, nays 71, not voting 66; as follows:
YEAS - Messrs. Ames, Axtell, Bailey, Baker, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton. Boutwell, Bromwell, Buckland, Benjamin F. Butler, Cake, Cary, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Cohb. Cook, Covode, Cullom, Delano, Ela, Ferriss, Fields, Getz, Gravely, Grover, Haight, Hawking, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, llunter, Judd, Julian, Ketcham, Lublin, William Lawrence, Logan, Loughridge, McCarthy, McClurg. Mercur, Moore, Morrell, Mullins, Orth, Paine, Pomeroy, Randall, Robertson, Roots, Scofield, Shanks, Stokes.
Taylor, Trowbridge, Van Aernam, Elihu B. Wash- ard D. Hubbard, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Kelsey, Kerr,
Miller, Moorhead. Mungen, Myers, Nicholson,
and John T. Wilson-35.
John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Robert T. Van
Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadzalader C. Washburn, The question was upon ordering the bill to Welker, Wood, and Woodward-83. be engrossed and read a third time.
So the bill was ordered to be engrossed for Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I move a third reading. that the bill be laid on the table.
The question being on the third reading of The SPEAKER. Before it has been ordered the bill, to be engrossed ?
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I call for Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Has the the reading of the bill in full. bill been engrossed yet? I object to it if it The bill was read. has not.
The question being on the passage of the Mr. GARFIELD and Mr. MAYNARD called bill, for the yeas and nays on the motion to lay the Mr. SPALDING called for the previous bill on the table.
question. The yeas and nays were ordered.
The previous question was seconded and the
Mr. SPALDING moved to reconsider the
moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on Grover, Haight, Hinds, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Hulburd,
ENROLLED BILL SIGNED.
Mr. WILSON, of Pennsylvania, from the
bill of the following title; when ihe Speaker
men's Bureau and providing for its discontinKitchen, Koontz, George V. Lawrence, Mallory,
uance. Marvin, Maynard, McClurg. McKec, Miller, Moor
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.
on its amendments to the amendments of the
temporary supplying of vacancies in the EseeAshley, Barnum, Beman, Beck, Blaine, Boyden,
utive Departments, and agreed to the confer-
ERS, as the conferees on the part of the Senate.
Senate requested the House to return to the
Senate its resolution of concurrence in the reNewcomb, Nunn, Pile, Poisley, Price, Pruyn, Rob- port of the committee of conference on the ertson, Robinson. Ross, Selye, Shellabarger, Sit
disagreeing votes of the two Houses on House greaves, Aaron F.Stevens, Stewart, Taffe, John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. bill No. 818, making appropriations for sundry Van Forn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C. Wash- civil expenses of the Government for the year burn, Henry D. Washburn, Welker, Jobu T. Wilson,
ending June 30, 1869, and for other purposes, Windom, Wood, and Woodward-74. So the motion to lay on the table was not
for the purpose of making a motion to recon
sider the same.
REPRESENTATIVE FROM NORTH CAROLINA. bill to be engrossed and read a third time. Mr. SCHENCK presented the credentials of Mr. SPALDING and Mr. GARFIELD
David Heaton, claiming to be a Representativecalled for the yeas and nays.
elect from the second district of North Caro. The yeas and nays were ordered.
lina ; which were referred to the Committee of The question was taken; and it was decided Elections. in the affirmative-yeas 82, nays 35, not voting
IMPROVEMENT OF MILWAUKEE NARBOR. 93; as follows: YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Archer, Arnell, Delos
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, by unani. R. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks. Barnes, Beck, mous consent, submitted the following report Bingham. Blair, Boles, Boutwell. Boyden, Boyer, from the Committee on Commerce; which was Brooks, Broomall, Roderick R. Butler, Cary, Co
laid on the table: burn, Dawes, Dixon, Donnelly, Eckley, Eldridge, Eliot, Fox, Garfield, Getz, Glossbrenner, Gravely, The Committee on Commerce, to whom was reHigby, Hinds, Hooper, Chester D. Hubbard, Rich- ferred the memorial of the city of Milwaukee for re
imbursement for certain expenditures on the harbor Mr. MULLINS objected, but afterward with- The question was taken; and there wereof that city, with accompanying documents, report drew his objection, that ihey have postponed the further consideration
yeas 111, nays 20, not voting 71; as follows: thereof until the first meeting of the committee in
The bill was read. It provides for the repeal YEAS-Viessrs. Ames, Anderson, Archer, Bailey, December next, and have referred the same to a sub- of so much of the second section of an act enti- Baker, Banks, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Blair, committee consisting of Ilon. T. D. Erior and Hon. tled “An act for the relief of certain drafted Boles, Boutwell, Boyden, Brooks, Brooivall, BuckP. SAWYER, with instructions to ascertain the facts and to report at such meeting. men,'' approved the 28th day of February, A.
land, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler, Cake,
Churchill, Cook, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Dison, CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL.
D. 1867, as provides that said section “shall Dockery, Donnelly, Driggs, Eliot, Farnsworth, Fer
apply only to claims received at the War riss, Fields, Fox, French, Gartield, Getz, GlossbreaThe SPEAKER laid before the House thefolDepartment prior to its passage; " provided
ner, Griswold, Haight, Hamilton, lleaton, Higby, lowing message from the Senate of the United
Hill, Hinds, Iivoper, liopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, that all claims under said second section of Hulburd, Hunter, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander il. States: said act shall be presented and filed within two
Jones, Judd, Kelsey, Ketcham, Koontz, Latin, Wil-
July 15, 1868.
liam Lawrence, Louhridge, Lynch, Mallory, Mar
shall, Marvin, McCarthy, Mckee, Miller, Moore, Resolved, That the Secretary bedirected to request act and not afterward.
Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Muogen, Myers, Nibthe House of Representatives to return to the Senate Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Does that
lack,O'Neill, Paine, Peters, Phelps, Pike, Pilc, Plants, its resolution of concurrence in the report of the 1 give anything to the District of Columbia ?
Poland, Pomeroy, Randall, Raum, Robertson, Roots, committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of two two Houses on the bill (H. R. No. 818) mak
The SPEAKER. It does not.
Sawyer, Schenck, Shanks, Smith, Spalding. Stark
weather, Stokes, Stone, Taylor, Lawrence S. Trimble, ing appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I want
Twichell, Upson, Van Acrnum, Vau Auken, Burt Government for the year ending June 30, 1869, for thi District of Columbia included.
Van Horn, Elihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washthe purpose of making a motion to reconsider the
Te SPEAKER. That would not be in
burn, William B. Washburn, Welker, James F. Wilsame.
son, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Wiudoin, The SPEAKER, The House has agreed order“o this bill.
Woodbridge, and the Speaker-111. to the report of the committee of conference
Mr. 'VASHBURNE, of Illinois. Then I
NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Arnell, Barnes, Bromwell, object.
Cary, Cobb, Coburn, Eldridge, Gollnday, Hawkins, on this bill, and the motion to reconsider has
Hotchkiss, Johnson, Julian, Loan, Mercur, Nicholbeen laid on the table. The Chair is therefore
Afterwid the objection was withdrawn.
son, Orth, Taber, Thomas Williains, and William The bill
Williams-20. of the opinion that it is not within the power or
vas ordered to be engrossed and read a thire time; and being engrossed, it was
NOT VOTING-Messrs. Allison, Delos R. Ashley, the House to comply with the request of the
James M. Ashley. Axtell, Baldwin, Barnum, Deaaccordingk read the third time, and passed.
man, Beck, Bingham, Blaine, Buyer, Burr, Chanier, Senate, except by unanimous consent. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois.
Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cornell, Covode, Mr. BOWER moved to reconsider the vote
I object. The SPEAKER.
Deweese, Dodge, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Ferry, FinA message will be sent
by which thabill was passed; and also moved ney, Gravely, Grover, Halsey, Harding, llolman,
that the motiin to reconsider be laid on the to the Senate stating that, under the rules, the
Asabel W. Hubbard, Richard D. Iubbard, Humtable.
phrey, Thomas L. Jones, Kelley, Kerr, Kitchen, House is unable to comply with the request.
The latter moion was agreed to.
Knott, George V. Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, May
nard, McClurg, McCormick, McCullough, Morrissey, REPRESENTATIVE FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
Mr. BOYER, from the same committee, also
Newcomb, Nunn, Perham, Polsley, Price, Pruyn. Mr. DAWS. The Committee of Elections, reported back the following as having been
Robinson, Ross, Scofield, Selye, Shellabarger, Sit
greaves, Aaron F. Stevens, Thaddeus Stevens, Stewto whom were referred the credentials of David
art, Taffe, Thomas, John Trimble, Trowbridge, Robert Heaton, claiming a seat in this House as a and the same iere laid on the table:
T. Van Horn, Van Trump, Van Wyck, Ward, CadRepresentative from the second district of
An ad (H. .. No. 186) to extend an act
walader C. Washburn, Wood, and Woodward—71. North Carolina, have directed me to report entitled "An ac for the relief of certain drafted
So (two thirds having voted in favor thereof) that they have examined the credentials and men," aproved ebruary 28, 1867;
the amendment of the Senate was agreed to. find them in due form of law; and they there. An act H. R. No. 403) to amend an act
Mr. BOUTWELL moved to reconsider the fore recommend that he be admitted to a seat
for the relief cetain drafted men, approved
vote by which the amendment of the Senate upon taking the oath of ottice prescribed by
was agreed to; and also moved that the motion the act of 1862.
to reconsider be laid on the table.
The latter motion was agreed to.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
Petition of J. Jack, praying for return of
Mr. JULIAN on account of sickness; also leave order.
of absence to Mr. Barnes till Monday next.
LEAVE TO PRINT A SPEECHI.
REMOVAL OF PO
TICAL DISABILITIES. The SPEAKER, by unanimous consent, Mr. BOUTWELI
Leave to print a speech on irrigation, in
I am directed by the laid before the House the following communi
tended to have been made last evening in ComCommittee on Recon
fuction to report back cation from the Secretary of the Interior. the amendments of thSenate to House bill
mittee of the Whole, was granted to Mr. Don
HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION.
Mr. POLAND obtained the floor on a quesSir: I have the lionor to acknowledge the receipt The committee are of of a resolution of the House of Representatives, of
opinion that the
tion of privilege, being the contested-election the 13th instant, in the following words, namely:
amendments are proper
reasonable. I case of Switzler vs. Anderson, but yielded to "Resolved. That the Secretary of the Interior be, shall demand the previous stion.
Mr. JULIAN, who asked unanimous conand he is hereby, directed to furnish to this llouse
Mr. BROOKS. The parding of rebels is copies of all treaties made by the peace commis
sent to report back from the Committee on the sioners with the several tribes of western Indians
so important that I ask the nas be reported. Public Lauds a bill (H. R. No. 1276) for the during the last and present years.
The Clerk proceeded to re the amend. sale of the Hot Springs reservation in ArkanIn reply I have to state that allthe treaties referred ment.
sas. to, which have been reported to this Department have been laid before the President and by him
Mr. BROOKS. I will not
all these Mr. BENJAMIN. I object if it gives rise transmitted to the Senate for its constitutional action names be read if we have some in mation of to debate. thereon, and that none of said treaties are now in the
who they are.
The bill was read. It recites that the public possession or under the control of this Department. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Mr. BOUTWELL. The report
reservation known as the Hot Springs reserva, 0. H. BROWNING, the Committee on Reconstruction;
tion, in the State of Arkansas, is now held and Secretary. Ilon. SCHUYLER COLFAX,
is in the original bill.
occupied without color of title by various perSpeaker House of Representatives.
Mr. BROOKS. Mr. Dyer is an old bel; sons, whose claims have never been acknowl. The communication was laid on the table.
I would like to know something about in edged by the United States Government, and
Mr. BOUTWELL. The gentleman that the public interest and humanity require FUNDING BILL.
the Committee on Reconstruction, and what that said springs be made available for public Mr. MOORHEAD. There is so much to know as much as the rest of us.
use, and the weifare and settlement of the pressure upon me that I will withdraw my
Mr. BROOKS. They do business so fast
State will be promoted by the sale of lands demand for the regular order of business. is impossible for me to keep up with them adjacent thereio; and provides that upon the Mr. POLAND. I will yield, then, to the
There is one Beatty in the list; is it the poet passage of this act the Secretary of tie Inte, chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means. Beatty?
rior shall cause to be surveyed, platted, and Mr. SCHENCK. I ask unanimous consent
Mr. ELDRIDGE. It is very good reading; Lid out into streets, blocks, and lots, or parto take from the Speaker's table Senate bill
I hope it will all be read; we want to know ees of ground of such form and area as will No. 207, for funding the national debt and for
all these men who have been born again. facilitate the construction of a towni, a certhe conversion of the notes of the United [Laughter.]
portion of the public domain known as the States in order that it may be referred to the
The Clerk resumed, and concluded the read. || Hot @prings reservation. The bill makes furCommittee of Ways and Means. Mr. RANDALL. I object. ing of the names.
ther provision in regard to the appraisement, Mr. BROOKS. I call for the yeas and nays &c., of the lots and parcels of ground. RELIEF OF DRAFTED MEN,
on agreeing to the amendment of the Senate. Mr. BOOKS. Unless the gentleman from Mr. BOYER. I ask unanimous consent to Mr. FARNSWORTH. This is a substitute Indiana iusists on the reading of that long bill report back from the Committee of Ways and for the House bill, and requires a two-third I tell hit wow that I shall object, and I object Means House bill No. 421 amendatory of an act vote.
The Journal should show that it passed on the ground that it refers only to “ loyal" entitled “ An act for the reliet of certain drafted by a two third vote.
persons, which means Republicans, and exmen.''
The yeas and nays were ordered.
cludes all Democrats.
Mr. JULIAN. If the gentleman objects I fore, that if the Committee on Accounts under- The question was taken upon ordering the have no power to press the bill. take the job they will do it thoroughly.
yeas and pays, and upon a division there were Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. Before the Mr. BROOMALL. The Committee on Ac- seventeen in the affirmative. gentleman from New York makes his objec- counts are in the habit of doing their duty con- So (the affirmative not being one-fifth of the tion, I would like to have read an amendment scientiously.
last vote) the yeas and days were not ordered. which I propose to offer to the bill.
Mr. RANDALL. They ought to have done The amendinent was then agreed to. The SPEAKER. The bill is not before the it for two years.
Mr. BROOMALL moved to reconsider the House.
Mr. BRÖOMALL They had no power.
vote by which the amendment was agreed to; Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I ask that Mr. FARNSWORTH. Have the committee and also moved that the motion to reconsider the amendment may be printed and referred to asked for that power ?
be laid on the table. the Committee on the Public Lands.
Mr. BROOMALL. During the last Con- The latter motion was agreed to. Mr. BROOKS. I object.
gress the committee tried upon various occa- The resolution, as amended, was then CONTINGENT FUND OF THE HOUSE.
sions to get the floor, but failed to do so. adopted.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT. Mr. BROOMALL. I desire to enter a mo
committee. tion to reconsider the vote by which the House Mr. BROOMALL. No; they are not all of the United States, was delivered to the
A message in writing, from the President this morning adopted the resolution offered by | privileged committee as to such matters. the gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. WASHBURN,]
House by Colonel WILLIAM G. Moore, his
The SPEAKER. The Committee on se directing the appointment of a committee to
Secretary. counts are not privileged to report at any line. inquire into the disbursement of the contingent Mr. ELDRIDGE. I understood the gatle
HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. expenses of the House. My object is to amend
man from Pennsylvania [Mr. Broom L] to Mr. JULIAN. The gentleman from New the resolution so as to direct the Committee on Accounts to make the investigation.
say that the Committee on Accounts hve been York (Mr. BROOKS) withdraws his objection The SPEAKER. The Chair will state that in the habit of investigating these écounts;
to the consideration of the bill providing for motions to reconsider entered now may posand yet he says they have not had he power the sale of the Hot Springs reservation in
Arkansas, sibly not be reached if Congress shall adjourn | gentleman what he means ? for two years. Now, I would like /o ask the
Mr. ARCHER. I renew the objection, next week, as seems to be probable. Mr. BROOMALL. I understrid my col
UNITED STATES CONSULAR SYSTEM. Mr. BROOMALL. Then the motion to reconsider had better be disposed of now.
league (Mr. RANDALL] to imply uat the com
The SPEAKER laid before the House the The SPEAKER. Does the gentleman from
mittee might not investigate tris matter. Vermont (Mr. POLAND] yield for that purpose? replied to him that the Commitee on A:counts
following message from the President of the
United States: Mr. RANDALL. If he yields he must yield conscientiously. were in the habit of doing their duty cully and
To the Senate and House of Representatives : the floor finally.
herewith transmit to Congress a report, with the Mr. ELDRIDGE. I insist on the regular | the contingent fund of the Housefully investi:
Mr. MAYNARD. If the objeg is to have
accompanying papers, received from the Secretary
of State, in compliance with the requirements of the order. It is time this gentleman, Mr. Switzler, il gated the Committee on Accomats can do it
eighteenth section of the act entitled "An act to reguwas admitted to his seat or rejected.
late the diplomatic and consularsystems of the United The SPEAKER. It depends on the gentlemore fully than any special committee that can
States," approved August 18, 1850. man from Vermont, whether he calls up the be organized. The only pracical question, I
WASHINGTON, July 15, 1868. report of the Committee of Elections or not.
conceive, is whether we have/suflicient confi Mr. POLAND. I yield to the gentleman
dence in their honesty and capacity. If I had Mr. BANKS. I move that the message and froin Pennsylvania.
sufficient confidence in then to believe that accompanying documents be referred to the Mr. BROOMALL. All I desire to say is
they would go to work and make this investi- Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to ibat the gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. Wash
gation honestly and faithfully, I vould vote for be printed.
their amendment; if I had no, then I would The motion was agreed to. BURN,] who offered the resolution, is satisfied vote against it. 'I shall vote for the amend
FUNDING THE NATIONAL DEBT. that the proper committee is the one I have ment. mentioned, ihe Committee on Accounts. I
Mr. SCHENCK. I now ask unanimous
Mr. RANDALL. I understand that the see no objection to its going to the regular | gentleman has pledged himelf in advance to
consent to have taken from the Speaker's talle standing committee, in preference to a select
the bill of the Senate No. 207, för funding the vote for it. coinmittee to be raised.
Mr. BROOMALL. Ifs thought there was
national debt, and for the conversion of the Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. I did not a member in this Hous who really had not notes of the United States, in order that it in offering the resolution propose to censure enough confidence in th: honesty of the Com- may be referred to the Committee of Ways any committee of the House. I do think that
and Means. mittee on Accounts to be willing to permit an examination is necessary, and that it ought them to examine and sport upon a matter of
No objection was made, and the bill was to be had. If the House thinks it better to
this sort, I would befre night get out of the taken up and read the first and second time. send the matter to the Committee on Accounts
Mr. SCHENCK. I now move that the bill position of the chairaan of that committee. I am perfectly satisfied. I do not court a select Mr. NIBLACK. I beg leave to assure the
be referred to the Committee of Ways and committee so that we have an examination.
gentleman, as this matter has come before the Means, and ordered to be printed. Ir. BROOMALL. All I want is that the House, that som of these irregularities are
The motion was agreed to. exarnination shall be in the regular way. I by common rum: and report charged to some ELECTION CONTEST-SWITZLER VS. ANDERSOX. call the previous question. extent at the door of the Committee on Ac.
Mr. POLAND. The previous question was seconded and the
I rise to a question of counts itself They therefore assume to do main question ordered; and under the opera
privilege, and call up the resolutions reported what is to them a very delicate task. It is tion thereof the motion to reconsider was
by the Committee of Elections upon the concharged that in their examinations they have
tested-election case of Switzler vs. Anderson, agreed to.
done nothing more than make merely formal The question recurred on the adoption of the
from the ninth congressional district of Misexaminations, taking the statements that are resolution.
sonri. submitted to them without further examinaThe Clerk read the resolution, as follows:
The Clerk read the resolutions, as follows: tion.
Resolved, That George W. Anderson is not entiResolved, That a committee of five be appointed Mr. BROOMALL. All that is new to me,
tled to a seat in this House as a Representative in to investigate into tho disbursement of the contingent fund of the House for the years 1867 and 1868,
and I do not think any member of this House the Fortieth Congress from the ninth congressional with power to send for persons and papers where the will venture upon making any such charge as
district of Missouri,
Resolved. That William F. Switzler is entitled to a same can be done without expense to the Govern- that. No committee of this House has ever
seilt in this Ilouse as a Representative in the Fortieth worked harder and tried more to get at truth, Congress from the ninth congressional district of Mr. BROOMALL. I now move to strike ont | justice, and exactness than the Committee on
Missouri. the words “a committee of five be appointed" Accounts. If any gentleman wants to be satis- Mr. POLAND. Mr. Speaker, at this period and insert the Committee on Accounts be fied whether or not I state the truth, he can of the session, and especially in this tenperadirected."
have access to all our records at any time, and ture, I do not propose to take very much of Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. I would can attend our sessions at any time.
the time of the House in discussing the quesask the gentleman if it has not been their duty
Mr. SPALDING. Does the committee pro- tion that is raised by these resolutions reported for the last two years? pose to report at this session ?
by the Committee of Elections. Any gentleMr. BROOMALL. No; it has not. The Mr. BROOMALL. I presume we will; we man upon this floor who has taken interest Committee on Accounts have had no power of
will if we can. I now call the previous ques- enough in this case to read the report of the inquiring into what I understand to be the tion.
committee which has been before the House irregularities. They have desired it, but it The previous question was seconded, there for several months, a report which is very full has never been conferred on them by the being, upon a division-ayes eighty-three, noes and elaborate, will have learned more about House. not counted.
the case than I should be able to tell him in Nir. RANDALL. What are the irregular- The main question was then ordered. the short time which I propose to occupy; ities.
The question was upon the amendment of and, as to any gentleman who has not felt Mr. BROOMALL. I do not know; I never
Mr. BROOMALY, to substitute the Committee interest enough to read the report of the heard of them till this morning.
on Accounts" for a "select committee." committee, I can hardly expect he will tako Mr. RANDALL. Common rumor says they Mr. RANDALL. Upon that question I ask interest enough to listen to wbat I shall have extend to very large amounts.
I hope, there.
to say upon the subject.