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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, JD. C, DECEMBER 24, 1881.
On Thursday of last week the SENATE convened
at the usual hour. 0, ,
Petitions were presented by Messrs. Sherman and
Ferrv for a regulation of railroad transportation
rates, and by Messrs. Plumb and Mitchell for the
abolition of taxes on tank deposits and checks.
Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Finance, re
ported favorably, with amendments, bill to provide
for the issue of three per cent bonds. He gave no
tice he would ask its consideration immediately
after the holidays. The bill was placed on the cal-
Several bills were introduced and referred to com
mittees. On motion of Mr. Edmunds, the subjects referred
to in the President's message were ordered to be re
ferred to appropriate committees.
The resolution of a woman suffrage committee
came up, but the morning hour expired without ac
tion upon it.
The discussion of the presidential succession in
the contingencies provided for was resumed, and
Messrs. Garland and Coke spoke at length, when the
debate was suspended and the Chair submitted a
message from the President of the United States,
transmitting a communication from the Secretary
of the Interior in reference to the applications of
the Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central and the
St. Louis and San Francisco Kail way Companies for
right of way across the lands of the Ciioctaw Nation
in the Indian Territory for the building of a pro- I
posed railroad and telegraph hue.
The Chair also submitted au Executive message
transmitting a report from the Secretary of State
with an accompany inc paper touching the proposed
modification of the ClayUm-Bulwer treaty of 1850,
between the United States and Great Britain.
The debate was then resumed.
The Senate (at 2:35) went into executive session,
and when the doors were reopened adjourned until
On Fridav both Houses were in session.
In the HOUSE the calling of States for the intro
duction of bills and resolutions was proceeded with,
and continued until adjournment over until Monday.
In the SENATE but ftw bills were introduced,
the session being in the nature of what the House
would term "for debate only." Among the meas
ures introduced was one by Mr. Dawes to fix the
compensation of postmasters of the fourth-class.
By Mr. Johnston, for a statue to Chief Justice
Marshall. By Mr. Harris, to provide for the settle
ment of the account of land-grant railroads, accord
ing to the decision of the Supreme Court. By Mr.
Eollins, to prevent the spread of pleuro-pmuinonia
among neat cattle; all of which were referred to ap
There being no further business before the Senate
in the way of bills, &c , the resolution of Mr. Hoar,
creating a special committee f seven to receive and
consider all petitions, &c, on the subject of woman's
suffrage, was allied up and Mr. Vest, of Missouri,
took the floor.
Mr. Vest, in the course of his remarks, said the
purpose of the resolution was to give a certain Sena
tor (meaning Mr. Hoar) the chairmanship of the
committee. " The second place is to he given my
distinguished friend (Mr. Jones) from Florida, and
who can doubt his willingness to give it attention?
Laughter. Nothing could disturb the quietude of
this august and autique body t a greater extent
than a visitation from a delegation of the strong
minded with short hair and shorter petticoats, bear
ing matters pertaining to the subject of female suf
frage." Mr. Vest's remarks were very humorous,
and called forth outbursts of applause.
Mr. Vast offered a substitute resolution to refer
the matter to the Committee on Judiciary. Yeas
and nays were called and the resolution was lost.
The discussion of Mr. Hoar's resolution was con
tinued, Mr. Bayard taking the floor on the negative.
Mr. Logan deemed it proper and rijrht that the
committee should be created, that the subject should
have a fair hearing.
Mr. Voorhees arose and called for the regular or
der of business.
Mr. Jones, who had the floor on Mr. Beck's reso
lution in regard to Presidential inability, gave way
to Mr. Voorhees, on the subject of silver coinage.
At the conclusion of Mr. Voorhees' speech his
resolution was referred to the Committee on Fi
nance. The Senate then went into Executive ses
sion and subsequently adjourned until Monday.
In the SENATE The Chair submitted a commu
nication from the Secretary of War. transmitting
reports of engineers upon surveys as follows: Upon
the Harlem River and through that to the East
River, New York ; for a harbor of refuge at New
Buffale, 3Iich. ; for a straight channel from Toledo,
Ohio, to the waters of Lake Erie, and relating to the
Government dock at Block Island, Rhode Island.
The same was referred to the Committee on Com
merce. On motion of Mr. Edmunds, the Senate went into
executive session for the confirmation of the nomi
nation of B.H. Brewster, of Pennsylvania, as Attorney-General.
Subsequently, on motion of Mr. Allison, authority
was given for the printing of the testimony to be
takpn and papers produced in the investigation by
the Committee on Appropriations of the accounts for
the expenditure of appropriations by the executive
Mr. Williams introduced a bill for the establish
ment of a bureau of animal industry, and to prevent
the exportation of diseased cattle and spread of in
fectious diseases among domestic animals. Referred
to the Committee on Agriculture.
A number of additional bills were introduced, as
By Mr. Cameron, of Wisconsin : For the relief of
the Stockbndge and Muncy tribe of Indians, in
By Mr. Farley: To enable the State of California
to take lands in lieu of the sixteenth and thirty
sixth sections, found to be mineral lands.
By Mr. Hoar: To fix the day for the meeting of
the electors for President and Vice-President, t5
provide for and regulate the counting of the votes
for the same, and the decision of questions arising
thereon. (The bill is identical with that introduced
by Mr. Edmunds in the last Con cress.)
By Mr. Garland: For the sale of the Cherokee
reservation in Arkansas,
BMr. Pt-'oietoh : To provide for a constitutional,
Mr. Ferr'v eallfcd the attention of the committee
to whh.'h tn subject was referred te the necessity
for eal)y action on the proposed partial revision of
the patent laws for the protection of Innocent pur
chasers of patent devices.
Mr. Hoar's resolution for a speci&i committee on
the rights of women came up, and after brief re
marks by Mr. Hoar in favor of and Mr. Beck iu
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At 1:25 o'clock the unfinished business, the reso
lutions of Messrs. Beck and Maxey and the bill of
Mr. Gnrland in relation to the Presidential succes
sion, were taken up.
Mr. Jones, of Florida, resumed his argument.
After the debate terminated the pending resolu
tions of instruction to the Judiciary Committee to
inquire and report legislation on the subject, with
the bill of Mr. Garland, were referred to that com
mittee. On motion of Mr. Dawes, at 3:10 the Senate went
into executive session, and at 3:10 adjourned.
During the executive session the House resolu
tion for an adjournment from Wednesday uutil
January 5 was favorably reported, without amend
ment. ... , ,.
In the HOUSK. The reading ot the journal of
Friday last wjis dispensed with.
On moth n of Mr. McKinley, Senate bill granting
the franking privilege to Lucretia IX. Guriield was
taken from the Speaker's table and passed.
The call of States was then resumed, and an ava
lanche of bills was introduced and referred, com
mencing with the State of South Carolina.
When the call of States had been concluded, ou
motion of Mr. liubbell, of Michigan, a resolution
was adopted granting to such House or Senate em
ployees as have been discharged teince December 5th
one month's pay.
Mr. Haskell, of Kansas, called up the btah dele
gate case, and up oil his motion, the consideration of
the" matter was postponed until Tuesday, 10th of
A number of bills were introduced.
On motion of Mr. Robeson a resolution was adopt
ed for the appointment of a select committee on the
public health to have the same powers and duties as
the Committee on Contagious Diseases in the last
Mr. Kasson moved to suspend the rules aud adopt
a resolution for the reappointment of the inter
oceanic canal committee.
Mr. Randall briefly opposed the resolution on the
ground that the standing committees were able to
take cognizance of the question, and on the further
ground that the committee at the last Congress had
charge of a subject looking to the appropriation of
$50,000,000. He was not willing to facilitate the
creation of any committee involving such an enor
mous expenditure of public funds.
Mr. Kasson thought that the subject was one of
great impoitauce, and required special study. It
was in view of that fact that he offered his resolu
tion. Whether it cost money or not was not a ques
tion pertinent to the organization of the committee.
The result of the vote was yeas, 9( ; nays, 15.
Mr. Randall raised the point of no quorum, and
the resolution was referred to the Committee on
The Speaker laid before the House several mes
sages from the President, including one transmit
ting a communication from the Secretary of the In
terior in relation to the application of the Chicago,
Texas, and Mexican Central Railroad Company, and
the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company
for right of way across the Choctaw reservation in
the Indian territory, and they were properly re
ferred. The House then (at 5:25) adjourned until Wed
In the SENATE. Mr. Maxey presented the peti
tion of the Austin Methodist Conference of Texas
for the prohibition of polygamy.
Mr. Ingalls, from the Committee on Indian Affairs,
reported favorably without amendment the bill for
the sale of the lands of the Miami Indians in Kansas.
Reports from committees were made as follows :
lly Mr. Bayard, from Committee on Finance (upon
a unanimous vote), favorably, without amendment:
A bill to release the Philadelphia and Reading Rail
road Company from certain taxes.
By Mr. Johnston, from the Committee on Claims,
adversely : A bill to authorize the President to make
the necessary arrangements to carry into effect any
convention between the United States and Nicaragua
for the adjustment of claims which may be con
cluded between the two governments.
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Mr. Rollins : To refer the claims of the captors
of the ram Albemarle to the Court of Claims.
By Mr. AIjDJI: Relating to the survey or disposal
of surveyed lands, keys, and islands belonging tj the
By Mr. Miller, of New York : To prevent the
adulteration of food and drugs.
By Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania : To provide a
construction fund for the navy, and for other pur
poses. Mr. Butler offered a resolution instructing the
Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment to
inquire into the advisability and propriety of pro
viding by law for the compensation of United States
district attorneys, assistant district attorneys, United
States marshals, deputy marshals, collectors of cus
toms, collectors of internal revenue, deputy collect
ors, and United States commissioners, by paying
them fixed salaries, to be regulated and graded as
near as may be by the services rendered and respon
sebilities imposed, and that said committee have
leave to report by bill or otherwise.
The House concurrent resolution for adjournment
from to-day until January 5 was agreed to ayes,
47 ; noes, 15.
Mr. Brown introduced a bill to authorize the sale
of the military barracks, and lands on which they
are located, in Savannah, Ga.
Upon the conclusion of the morning business Mr.
Hoar's resolution for a committee on the rights of
women WdS taken up by a majority vote, and its
discussion continued without action.
Mr. Hoar said as it did not involve the question of
woman suffrage, but merely the convenience of del
egations desiring to have a hearing on the question,
he hoped a vote would be reached to-day.
Mr. Morgan addressed the Senate in opposition,
and after he closed the resolution was laid aside in
formally. The Chair announced his signature to the en
rolled bill giving the franking privilege to Mrs.
Mr. Blair introduced a bill to protect pension
money from attachment and levy or seizure by pro
cess of law, and the amount of the same money when
invested in homesteads.
The Senate, at two o'clock, went into executive
session, and (at 4:05) adjourned until to-day.
In the SENATE. The Chair submitted a com
munication lroni the Secretary of War, tiansmitting
the report of Capt. Han well, of the engineer corps,
upon his examination of Little Red River, Arkansas,
and the proceedings of the Board of Trade of Chi
eago, favoring the Hennepin t'auai project. Mr.
Cameron, (Wis.j from the Committee on Claims, re
ported favorably, without amendment, the bill to
ascertain the amounts due to citizens of the United
States for supplies furnished to the toioux or Dakota
Indians of Minnesota prior to the maisacre of loo"2,
and for payment thereof.
Mr. Beck submitted a resolution directing the
Secretary of the Treasury to furnish the Senate, as
soon as possible, the present rates of duties imposed
by France and Germany on the manufactures of the
United States when imported into those countries,
especially on the various manufacturers of wool, cot
ton, iron, and leather; and to inform the Senate at
what tftUfc like manufactured aticle are aUwWCu
to be imported into those countries from Great Brit
ain, if he has such information in his possession.
At two o'clock the Senate went into executive
session, and after confirming a number of appoint
ments, adjourned until January 5 next.
In the HOUSE. The reading of Monday's jour
nal was proceeded with for hall au hour in order to
permit the clerks to copy the list of committees,
which it w:is understood would be announced. At
the end of that time the further leading was dis
i AfeKinley, from the memorial committee,
imported the following re-solution, which was unani
mously adopted : '
Whereas the melancholy event of the violent and
tragic death of .hmies A. Garfield, late President of tbo j
United Slates, hiving occurred during the recess of Con- :
gress, and the two Houses of Congress sharing in the J
general grief, and desiring to manliest their sensibility .
on the otH-Msion of the public bereavement,
Rcsohad, i hat the two IIouesof Congress willHSsenible i
jn the Hall ot the House ol Kepresentaiives on a May aim
iiuur to ire nxuu uiiu aimouuoeu uy uie joim tonnmuee,
and that in the presence of the two liouscb there nfrtem-
bled an addresss on lhe life aud character of Juries A.
Uarfield, late President of the United States, be pro
nounced by the Hon. James G. Blaine, una that the
President of the Senate pro tern, and the Speaker of the
Houe of Keprebentatives be requested to invite the
President and ex-Presidents of the United Stales, the
heads ot the several Departments, the judges of the Su
preme Court the, representatives of foreign governments,
the governors of the several states, the general of the
army, the admiral of the navy, and such oiiicers as have
received the thanks of Congress.
Resolved, further, That the Speaker be requested to
transmit a copy of these resolutions to iSIrs. hueretia
It. Uarlield, ana to assure her of the profound sympathy
of the two Houses ol Congress for her deep personal
aflliction, and their sinere condolence for the late na
The Speaker then announced the appointment of
the standing committees. And after transacting
some unimportant business the Douse adjourned
over the holidays.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Buchly Post, No. 12, Department of Ohio G. A.
R., has elected the following oiiicers: Commander,
James Housel; Senior Vice Commander, S. C.
Williamson; Junior Vice Commander, T. W.
Nash; Quartermaster, T. D. MeGillicuddy ; Chap
lain, T. A. Kellogg ; Officer of the Day, E. F. Tag
gait; Officer of the Guard, M. Honoddle; Dele
grtie to Department Encampment, J. Lnnric;
Alternate, humner Nash; Member of .Relief
Board, T. D. McGillicudtty." The installation oc
curs on the. first Friday in January, 1882.
GRAND ARMY NOTES.
The latest classification shows that Gen. Lander
Post No. 5, G. A. R., is the largest Grand Army Post
in the country.
The increase of membership in the Department of
Massachusetts during the past year has been 2,200
On the first of July last the Department of Kan
sas had but ten Posts on its roster. Now there are
thirty-five, a gain of twenty-five.
At the beginning of the present year the Depart
ment of Ohio had a membership of but 1,900 in less
than forty Posts. Now it has ICO Posts, with over
Gibbs Post, G. A. R., of Warsaw, N. Y., was never
in a more prosperous condition than at the present
time. Twenty-two new comrades have been mus
tered during the past year, the latest recruit being
Lieut. Z. L. Tanner, U. S. N., now in command of
the steamer " Fish Hawk."
Gen. Hays Post, No. li, G. A. R., of Pittsburg, Pa.,
has elected the following officers to serve the ensuing
year: P. C.,W.W. Scott; S. Y.C., Geo. B. Hubbard;
J. V. C, S. A. Will; Q. D., Edward Fisher; O. G.,
J. H. Hotter ; Q. M., Juo. F. Hunter ; S., J. E. Miller ;
C. A., R. G. Heron ; Chaplain, B. W. Baldwin ; "Del
egates to Department Encampment, Jno. F. Hun
ter, R. T. McCord, S. A. Will, B. Gallisath, R. G.
George S. Dawson Post, No. 6'3, of Albany, N. Y.,
has elected the following oiiicers : Commander, An
gus McD. Shoemaker; S. Y. O, R. C. Folger; J. Y.
C., Fred. Phisterer ; Chaplain, G.H. Secor; Quarter
master, James M. Watkins ; O. D., A. M. Michael ;
O. G., Henry Wilkes: Surgeon, Dr. E. A. Bartlett;
Council of Administration, E. D. Ronan, William J.
Sherman, Ira B. Sampson ; Delegates to Department
Encampment, H. A. Glassford, John D. Brooks ; Al
ternates, Comrades Todd aud Benton.
L. O. Morris Post, No. 121, of Albany, N. Y., has
elected the following officers : Commander, Geo. II.
Treadwell ; S. V. C, C. R. Becker ; J. V. O, Thomas
Wilkie; O. D., Daniel Gleason; O. G., C. E. Fair
child ; Chaplain, E. A . Coon ; Surgeon, E. Van Ber
gen; Quartermaster, E. B. Cooper; Council of Ad
ministration, S. T. Bantham, Stephen Martin, H. T.
Sanford; Delegates, J. L. Streniple, John Daly, A.
H. Spierre ; Alternates, R. If. McCormick, M. Ha
vens, C. H. Zeilman.
The Carlisle Post of the Grand Army of Pennsyl
vania, will visit Harrisburg during the holidays, to
attend Post 116 fair.
John F. Reynolds Post, No. 6, G. A. R., of this city,
has elected officers for the ensuing year, as follows :
Commander, R. Emmett Smith ; S. V. C, Peter
Wynne; J. V. C, George W. Lucas; Quartermaster,
Geo. E. Corson ; Chaplain, Edward Brady ; Surgeon,
W. W. Cranger ; Delegates to Department Encamp
ment, John R. Randolph and George A. Worley;
Alternates, Peter Wynne and George W. Lucas.
At the last regular encampment of Harry Lee
Post, G. A. R., of Brooklyn, N. Y., the following of
ficers were elected for the ensuing year: Commander,
Charles R. Post; S. Y. C, Richard Mootry ; J. V. C,
W. K. Fletcher; Quartermaster, R.Welch, Jr. ; Sur
geon, J. D. Wade, M. D.; Chaplain, J. W. Jones; O.
D., William Clyde ; O. G., G. L. Lingke ; Council of
Administration, G. W. Foster, chairman, W. D. Cor
nell, H. P. Behrenburg, J. M. Sangster, and R. T.
Lamport; Trustees of Relief Fund, C. R. Doane, M.
D., J . R. MoNaughton, J. H. Hart, J. H. Jeffers, and
Thomas Smith; Delegate, F. Cocheu; Alternate, J.
R. McNaughton. More voting members were pres
ent than at any election since the organization of
Webster Post, G. A. R.f No. S, Department of Ohio.
has elected the following officers for the ensuing
year: C. W. Kinnear, Com.; .1. E. Glezen, S. Y. C. ;
Stephen Roe, J. V. C. ; W. D. Woodburn, Q. M. ; W.
E. Walling, O. D.; John D. Pease, Chap; R. E.
Woodbury, Surgeon ; W. A. Walling, O. G. M. W.
Wright, Delegate, and J. E. Glezen, Alternate, to the
Colonel James H. Perry Post, No. 89, G. A. R., of
Brooklyn, N. Y., has elected following officers for the
year loS2: Com., Henry A. Phillips; S. Y. C, Ber
nard D. Magee (re-elected) ; J. V. C, John H. Schae
fer; Q. M., R. W. L'Hommedieu; Surgeon, Walter
B. Chase, M. D. (re-elected); Chaplain, Professor
Moses G.Young ire-elected); 0. D., C. T. Thomp
son ; 0. G., James Latham ; Delegates to the State
Encamptent, R. W. L'Hommedieu, Joseph B. Stan
ton, John H. Clayton, John E. Pollard ; Alternate
Delegates, Robert B. Keeler, Stephen C. Henderson,
jonn irmoacn, Cxeorge A. Fairjoy; Trustees, Joseph
!. Stanton, Major Jam js A. Barrett, Geo. A. Trull,
. Farrell, and Walter rfcott: C. ., liobert Drum-
mond; D. M., Michiel Hanim. This Post is but
three years old, and ic numbers 300 members, who
are determined, if possible, to outnumber any Post
in Kings eouuty by Dec.) ration day. This Post is
making an effort to get an appropriation from Con
gress for more land tor the Soldiers' Plot at Cypress
Hills Cemetery. Through its efforts there is now a
law in this State to give a decent burial to all hon
orably discharged veterans of the war of the rebel
lion, which forbids their beinu buried as paupers.
At the last Encampment in the State a resolution
was olfered by a delegate from this Post to petition I
Congress to so amend the law of February 3, 1879, j
ua iv xuiijiaii uu apnuauon neaustoues to the graves
of all honorably discharged veterans who have died
since that time or who may die in the future
At the annual election of Phil. Kearney Post, Xo.
Valentine La Paint; Q. M., J.S. ifutman: Surgeon,
j J. H. Elliott; Chaplain, George W.Dovey; O. D., E.
j.Auams; u. U., William Wilson; Council of Ad.,
Louis Shutter, R. J. Owens, and J. ('. Kiggins; Del
egates, A. Love, L. 11. Smith, and Geo. E. Harring
ton ; Alternates, W. Dill, E. Owen, G. Warren, and
Geo. W. Peck.
On the 9th inst. Chief M. 0. Henry V. Fischer
mustered iuto the G. A. R. and eustalled the officers
elect of Wood County Post, No. 22, Department of
Wisconsin, at Grand ltapids. There weie 25 charter
members iu all. The following is a list of officers :
Commander, G. J. Jackson; S. V. C, D. D. Denia
rias; J. V. C, E. N. Ticknor; Surgeon, A. M. At
wood ; Chaplain, W. E. Simons; Q. M., W. It. Coch
ran; O. D., J. W. Cochran; O. G., C. S. Warren;
Adjutant, P. P. Brunson; Q. M. Sergeant, W. H.
Brown; S. Major, C. .1. Carmean.
Given Post, No. i:3, G. A. 11., of Wooster, Ohio,
has elected the following officers for the ensuing
year: P. C, Capt. J. N. Clark; P. P. C, Lieut. J.
P. Van Nest; S. V. '., D. C. Curry; J. V. C., L. Q.
Jeffries; Q. M.. Knos Pierson ; Chaplain, G. W. Bre
nizer; O. D., C. 11. Hosier; O. G., A. A. Carr.
This Post is now in a very flourishing condition,
and will equip its members with regalia, officers ac
coutrements, regulation badges, &e., and all of the
veterans numbered among its members are proud of
its existence since i organization a few months
since, and will spare no eiiort to make it first-class
in all respects. A collection was taken up at its last
regular meeting and M-at to the Soldiers Orphans'
Home aDayrou, Ohio; Yor Christmas presents for
HEAIr ARTE ItS,
Sioux County Veteran's Union, j
CrENEUAJ. ORDER, NO. 7.
Commanding oiiicers of Township Companies
and detachments will report, with their availa
ble forces fully equipped with long waist belts,
at Patersonviile on Saturday, December 31st, for
the dispatch of busine3, fun and forage.
Let every comrade feci a personal pride in se
curing a full attendance.
Comrade" from, other counties are cordially in
vited, and will receive a soldiers welcome.
The Sioux County ot-erans' Band of Orange
City will be m attendance.
By order of A. L. Bkcnklj,, Col. Cum'clg.
, jJuyuimieuL oi micnigau, u. a. li., the following U1 lllc 1,s1Jl U1 LUU pantf uavmg prior title to
named officers were eleeted for 1882 : Lewis D Loch sucn pension.
lin, Commander; Abraham Eddy, S. Y. C; Daniel Skc. 2. That all pensions which have been or
G. Crotty, J. .C.; Fred. Olney, Surgeon; James may hereafter be granted in consequence of
Sprague, Chaplain ; TIiof. H. Cady, O. D. ; Walter v
Kice, O. G. ; Samuel D. Murrey, Q. M. ; Chas. H. De o
-.., j "-" -.i.. Mnu huh. " miaul j;. ere
logle Psiogufcft 1 JMwrtment Encampment.
j Post 5, G. A. R., of Albany, New York, has elected
i the following officers for 16S2: Commander, J. E.
Les Willieer: S. V. (.. iT. S. McOmber- j. V n
THE FINAL VOTE ON THE ARREARS OF
As a matter of interest to ex-soldiers, we publish
below a list of the Senators and Members who voted
for and against the Arrears of Pension Act upon its
final piissago in 1879. It will be observed that both
Democrats and Republicans voted in favor of the
measure, thus showing its non-political character,
and that with the exception of Senators Davis and
Hereford of West Virginia, ami Saulsbury of Dela
ware, and membcis of the House Mayhamand Eick
hofl'of New York, Phelps of Connecticut, and Wil
liams of Delaware, all the negative votes came from
Voto in the Senate.
The question being taken by yeas and nays re
sultedyeas, 44 ; nays, 4, as follows :
Allison, Iowa; Armstrong, Mo.; Barnum, Conn.;
Blaine, Me. ; Booth, Cal. ; Bruce, Miss. ; liutlcr, S. C, ;
Burn-side, K. I. ; Christiuncy, Mich. ; CocJcrcll, Mo. ;
C'onkling, N. Y.; Davis, Ills.; Dawes, Mass.; Dennis,
Md. ; Dorsey, Ark. ; Ferry, Mich. ; Gordon, Ga. ; Jfarris,
Tenn. ; J nil, Ga. ; Hour, Mas.; Howe, Wis.; Ingalls,
Kan.; Jones, Fla. ; Kellogg, La. ; A'crnan.N. Y. ; McDon
Vd,Ind.; McMillan, Minn. ; JePicrson, N. J.; Matthews,
Ohio; Maxcy,Tox.; Mitchell, Or.; Morrill, Yt.; Paddock,
Neb.; Patterson, S. C; Plumb, Kan.; Bollins N. II.;
Saunders, Neb. ; Sharon, New; Spencer, Ala. ; Thurnuin,
Ohio; Voorhees, Ind. ; Wadleigh, N. II.; Wallace, Penn. ;
Davis, W. Va.; Hereford, W. Va.; McCrecry, Ky. ;
Vote in the House of Ilepresentatives.
The yeas and nays were ordered.
lhe question was taken; and there were yeas,
1G4; nays, 61; not voting, 65; as follows:
Aldrieh, Ills.; Bacon, N. Y.; Baglev, X. Y. ; Baker,
John II., Ind.; Baker, William II., X. Y.; Banks,
Mass.; Banning, Ohio; Bickndl, Ind.; Bibhee, Fla.;
Bhur, X. 1L; Bliss. N. Y. ; Bond;, Wis.; Boyd, Ills. ;
Bragg, Wis.; Brentano, Ills.; Brewer, Mich.; Briggs,
X. II.; Browne, Ind.; Bundy, X. Y.; Burdiek, Iowa;
Latler, Mass.; Cain, S. C; Calkins, Ind.; Campbell,
Pa.; Cannon, Ills.; Caswell, Wis. ; Chittenden, X. Y.;
Clalhn, Mass.; Clark, Iowa; Clymer, Pa.; Cobb, Ind.;
Cole, Mo.; Cbllins, Pa.; Conger, Mich.; Covert, X. Y.;
Cox, Jacob D., Ohio; Cor, Samuel S., X. Y.; Crapo,
iuiiss.; uinimngs.iowa; uutler, i ;. J . ; Danford, Ohio ;
Davis, Horace, Cal.; Dean, Mass.; Deering, Iowa;
Ind.; Gardner. Ohio: Garfield. Ohio: Hamilton. Ind
Ilanna, Ind.; Hardenbergh, N. J.; Ilarmer, Pa.; Har
rison, Ills.; J far', N. Y.; Jlartzell, Ills.; Haskell, Kans.;
Jiayes, Ills.; Ilazelton, Wis.; Henderson, Ills.; Jfcnkle,
Md.; Hiscock, X. Y.; Ilubbell, Mich ; Humphrey,
Wis.; Hungerford, X. Y. ; Hunter, Ind.; Ittner, Mo.;
James, X. Y.; Jones, Frank, X. II.; Jones, John S.,
Ohio; Jorgensen, Va. ; Joyce, Yt.; Keifer, Ohio;
Kcightley, Mich.; Kelley, Pa.; Kcnna, W. Va.;
Ketcham, X. Y. ; Lapham, X. Y. ; Lathrop, Ills. ; Lind
sey, Me.; Ix)ckivood, X'. Y. ; Loring, Mass.; Lyndc,
Wis.; Mackey, Pa. ; Marsh, Pa.; Marsh, Ills.; McCook,
XT. Y.; McKinley, Ohio; McMahon, Ohio; Metealfe,
Mo.; Mitchell, Pa.; Monroe, Ohio; Morrison, Ills.;
Midler, X. Y.; Xeal, Ohio; Xorcross, Mass.; Oliver,
lowa; UiNeili, Pa.; Overton, Pa.; Page, Cal.; Patter
JCca, Mo.; Keed, Me.; Redly, Pa.; Rice, Americas V..
Ohio; Rice, William W., Mass.; Robertson, ha.; Robin
son, G. D., Mass. ; Ryan, Kans. ; Sampson, Iowa ; Sapp,
Iowa; Sayler, Ohio ; Sexton, Ind.; Shallenberger, Pa, ;
Sninickson, X. J. ; Smith, A. Ilerr, Pa. ; Southard, Ohio ;
Sparks, Ills. ; Springer, Ills. ; Starin, X. Y. ; Slengcr, Pa. ;
Stewart, Minn.; Stone, John W., Mich. ; Strait, Minn. ;
Townsend, Amos, Ohio; Townsend, M. I., X. Y.;
Toivnshend, R. W., Ills.; Turner, Kv.; Turncv, Pa.;
Veeder, X. Y.; Wait, Conn.; Ward, Pa.; Warner,
Conn.; Watson, Pa.; Welch, Neb.; White, Henry, Pa.;
White, Michael D., Ind. ; Williams, A. S. Mich.; Williams,
Andrew, N. Y. ; Williams, C. G., Wis. , Willis, Benjamin
A., X. Y. ; Willits. Mich. ; Wilson, W. Va.; Wren, Xev.
Acklen, La.; Aiken, S. C; Bell, Ga.; Blackburn, Kv.;
Blount, Ga.; Boone, Ken.; Bright, Tenn.; Cabell, Va. ;
Ark. ; Gibson, La. ; Giddings, Tex. ; Goode, Va. ; Harris,
Ga. ; Harris, Va. ; Herbert. Ala. : Hewitt. Ala. : Hooker.
Miss.; House, Tenn.; Hunton, Va.; Jones, Ala.; Knott,
in the foregoin - list Republicansaie printed in Roman,
democrats in Balics.
Trventy-eighfc Senators and sixty-five members of
the House were absent, and therefore failed to vote.
The absentees consisted of both Republicans and
TO ROB PENSIONERS.
December 13th Mr. Goldsmith Yr. Hewitt, of
Alabama, introduced the following bill :
To amend an act commonly known as the
"arrears of pension act," approved January
twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy
nine: Be U enacted, cC-c, That all pensions which
have or may hereafter be granted in consequence
of death occurring from a cause which originated
in the military service of the United States since
the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and
sixty-one, shall commence from the death of the
person on whose account the claim has been or
ms& lien:after be granted, or from the termination
rounds or injuries received iu the military service
f the United States since the fourth day of
March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, shall
commence from the discharge of the person on
whose account the claim has been or may here
after he granted : Provided, That the application
for such pension has heen or shall hereafter be
filed with the Commissioner of Pensions within
live years after such discharge; otherwise the
pension shall commence from the time of the
development of the disability resulting from such
wounds or injuries, but not previous to the dis
charge. SEC. 3. That all pensions which have heen or
may hereafter be granted since the fourth day of
March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, shall
commence from the discharge of the person on
whose account the claim has or may hereafter he
granted : Provided, That the application for such
pension has been or shall hereafter be filed with
the Commissioner of Pensions within five years
after such discharge ; otherwise the pension shall
commence from the date of filing of the applica
tion. Sec. 4. That no arrearages arising from the I
provisions of this act shall be paid at a greater
rate than provided for in the original certificate,
and no arrearages shall be paid to any widow
who has remarried or child who has attained the
age of sixteen; and if the pensioner shall have
died, no arrearages of pension accrued prior to
his death granted by this act shall be allowed.
Sec. n. That nothing in this act contained
shall be construed as repealing or affecting
section forty-seven hundred and eighteen of the
Sec. (3. That all laws and parts of law
contravening the provisions of this act are hereby
The surgeons and attendants on the late Presi
dent, with few exceptions, have agreed to a gen
eral bill for services to be sent to Congress. The
amount only foots np $110,000. two-thirds of
which is covered by the professional bills of Drs.
Bliss, Agnew, and Hbmilton. Surgeon-General
Barnes is to be retired as a major-general instead
of a brigadier, as a recompense for his services.
Dr. Woodward is, under the programme, to be
promoted to the special grade of Colonel.
It is stated that Attorney-General Brewster
will remain in Philadelphia uutil after the holi
days, when he will enter upon the discharge of
his official duties.
uenison, vi.; uicKcy, unio; Bunnell, Minn.; Eames,
K. I.; Ellsworth, Mich.; Errett, Pa.; Evans, I. Xew
ton. Pa.; Evans, James L., Ind. ; Ewing, Ohio; Finley,
Ohio; Foster, Ohio; Freeman. Pa.: Frve. Me. : Fuller.
, Vj. W..IN. i .; I'atterson. T. M.. Col Peddie. X.
; Phillips, Kans.; Pound. Wis.: Powers. Me.: Price.
a; Pugh, X. J.; Rainev. S. C Randnlnli. Tprm
vaiawcu, ivy.; uauiwell, Tenn.; Candler, Ga. ; Carlisle,
Ky.; Clarke, Ky.; Cook. Ga.; Cravens, Ark.; Crittenden,
Mo.; Davidson, Fla.; Davis, X. C. ; Dibrell. Tenn. ; Dur
ham, Ky.; Eickhojf, X". Y. ; Elam,La.x Ellis, La.; Evins,
S. C. ; Fellon, Ga.; Forney. Ala.: Garth. Ala.: Gausr.
ivy.; ,igon, xm. ; Maynam, . ,; McKenzie, Kv. ; Mills,
Tex. ; Muldrow, Miss. ; Phelps, Conn. ; Iridemore, Va. ;
Reagan, Tex. ; Riddle, Tenn. ; Bobbins, X. C. ; Scaies, X".
C. ; Schleicher, Tex.; Singleton, Miss.; Smith, Ga. ; Steele,
X. C. ; Throckmorton, Tex. ; Vance, X. C. ; Whilthorne,
Tenn. ; Williams, Del. ; WiUis, Ky. ; Veates, X. C.
Owe of the interesting hills introduced in the
House, is one by Amos Townsend, of Ohio,
providing an appropriation of $50,000 as a national
donation to the widow of the late President
Garfield, or, in the event of her death, to he dis
tributed among her legal hens.
Judge J. C. Bancroft Davis, late of the Court of
Claims, has entered upon his duties as First
Assistant Secretary of State.
Twenty thousand copies of Senator Pendleton's
Civil Service Keform speech have heen ordered to
be printed for general distribution.
There is general perturbation in the Interior
Department over the rumor that when Kirkwood
retires there is to be a general shaking up of
things in that neighborhood.
The "War Department has published a general
order, stating that more discrimination should
be given in courts-martial, where men are tried
for desertion ; that is, to the intention of the men,
whether they were merely absent without leave,
intending to return, or whether they intended to
The only hills enacted as laws so far are the
one conferring the franking privilege on Mrs.
Lucretia Garfield and that making Monday a
legal holiday in the District when a legal holi
day falls on the preceding Sunday.
Mr. Hawk, of Illinois, has introduced a bill
to punish by death an assault with intent to
kill the President of the United States. If in
sanity is proven the assailant is to be confined
in an insane asylum for life.
Secretary Frelinghuysen on Monday took the
oath of office at the State Department. He was
sworn in by Justice Bradley, of the Supreme
Court, and has entered upon the duties of bis
Mr. Blair, (rep.) of N. H., introduced a bill to
protect pension money from attachment and levy
or seizure by process of law, and the amounts of
the same money when invested in homesteads.
Keferred to Committee on Pensions.
The Phila. Press, that ought to know, says:
" Attorney-General Brewster does not wear fixins'
manufactured in this country. His hats clothes,
and shoes are made in London. He wears frilled
shirts, and in 1577 was a candidate of the Greenback-Labor
party for district attorney of Phila
delphia. As far back as 1840 bis stylish English
costumes gained for him the soubriquet of " Beau n
Brewster. He is sixty-five years old.
It is learned at the Treasury Department that
ex-Senator Paddock, of Nebraska, will succeed
Assistant Secretary Upton.
The wife of John W. Guiteau is the sister of
ex-Assistant Postmaster-General Tyner.
John S. "Wise, of Virginia, is a nephew by
marriage of General George G" Meade. Henry
A. "Wise and General Mead married sisters the
daughters of the great Philadelphia lawyer. John
General George Crook, commanding the De
partment of the Platte, has arrived here, and
is quartered at the Ebbitt House. He is named
by nearly all the papers west of the Mississippi
for promotion to major-general, in case General
McDowell should be retired.
ATthur will spend Christmas in
Hon. Frank Hatton, First Assistant Postmaster-General,
has gone to Iowa to spend the
holidays. He will return January 5.
There are two Congressmen now serving who
commenced life as pages in the National House
and a Senator whose start in life was as a page
in the Senate. The Congressmen are Townshend
of Illinois, and Wise, of Virginia. The Senator
is Gorman, of Marylsnd.
The senior Senator from Kansas is a Plumb
Senator David Davis says that he cannot very
well marry either of his deceased wife's sisters,
as reported he was going to do, for the good
and sufficient reason that they are both mar
ried and have husbands living. Therefore the
public is still left in the dark as to who the
lucky woman is.
Ex-Secretary Blaine has sent to the joint
House and Senate committee an acceptance ot
their invitation to pronounce the eulogy upon
the late President in the forthcoming Garfield
Judge Houck, of Tennessee, is the acknowl
edged leader of the Southern Eepublicans in
Congress. He is active, and knows no such word
as fail, and i3 a good friend of the soldier. He
has recently introduced a bill to extend the
provisions of the arrears of pension act.
In answer to inquiries from postmasters in dif
ferent parts of the country the Postmaster-General
has issued an order directing that on Mon
day, the 20th inst., and Monday,the 2d of Jan
uary, the post-offices of the country shall he
closed, as on other holidays.
It is stated on excellent authority that Secre
tary Hunt is to remain at the head of the Navy
Postmaster-General Howe, who is now at his
home in Wisconsin, is not expected to enter upon
his duties until after New Year's Day.
John Parsons, of Kockport, died last week,
aged eighty-eight. In the war of 1812 he was in
the privateer Cadet of Salem, which took a num
ber of prizes, and was also a member of the "Sea
Fencibles," being engaged in the battle of Glou
cester. He leaves four sons.
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA, G, A, R.
Our correspondent whose communication appears
upon our first page furnishes the following roster of
Posts of the Grand Army in the Department of Cal
ifornia. We publish it, hoping the good showing made by
the Veterans in the far West may stir up our boys
to the eastward to emulate the good example of their
comrades of the Pacific coast.
Lincoln fun Francisco
G. H. Thomas ...San Francisco
S3 u inner Sacramento
Farragut Vullejo, Cal
Custer Carson City, Xev...
Frank Bnrtlett...Los Angeles, Cal....
Phil, Sheridan... Snn Jose, Cal
Lyon Oakland, Cal
Grant Modesto, Cal
Phil. Kearney ...Virginia City, Xev.
...J. C. Sargent.
...W. II. Holmes.
...H. A. Burnett.
...E. T. Armstrong.
...E. B. Zabriske.
...L. L. Nattinger.
...A. AV. Collins.
...T. W. Drnllard.
...F. C. Lord.
Joe Hooker Alameda, Cal
Col. Baker Cherry Creek, Xev....I. F. Sisjon
Sherman Oroville. Cal....
..J. M. XewbartL
Kod Matheson....IIeald3burg, Cal.
....II. II. Warfield.
....F. F. Camdufr.
....Geo. S. Snook.
.Santa Ana, Cal..
, Cbico, Cal
Santa Kosa, Cal
San Quentin, Cal.
.F. M. Garrison.
...'.Oregon City, Or. T. C. Bell.
Camp 1 nomas, Ar...
R. L. McCook... atsonville, Cal.
Lander Austin, Xev
T. K. Arnold.
C. Van Cleve.
N. S. Pierce.
A. B. Sampson.
...Santa Cruz, Cal.
. .San Diego, Cal..
...Sun Francisco.. .
. 31. Seaman.
....Wilmington, Cal A. B. Conterine.