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manded an trmr of about 18.000 mm. bait of wbom
Byrapatuiiod with tlie Democratic partj.
Tne whole of tbe pech wm in taw vein, bat It a,
traoted Utile or no aturasion.
Mr. Blackburn (aid: To-7ay In Friday- On that
flay the isavior of tiie world Buffered crnoiflxkm be
tween two tolevea. On Una Frwluy constitutional rr
urnnen Jndicial honesty, fair dealing, man
hood and decency stxfTered crucifixion
amonjr nnmher of thieves. - It whs on
that day that this Presidential fraud received his nom
ination at the hands of a party convention, it was on
that day. as it recurred, that every determination
reached by the blistered, pntrifled miscreants who con
stitute a majority of this Commission have been
promulgated. It Is on that day that you propose to con
Sn in mate your iniquity, hut the people will at length
puiiieh. even perhaps in blood, the perpetiatora of-ail
the scundrellmn aud vlllainv of this proci-edinft.
Mr. Williams, of Wisconsin, replied to Mr. Blackburn,
Baying- that there wa" no day mure flttina; than bung'
uiBU'a day, and uo hour tuoi e fitting- than that at which
(travo-yards yawn, for eiolitting to death the baaiant
paity of reform, wliicii had vexed tbe eyes of (rood men
for the laxr twelve months.
2:30 A. M. iicPHiou imocPoinsr on the objection to
the vote of Wimcoi'iu. Notwitlisr.imnuK the speeches
of .Messrs. Mills, fllaokli'iin aud Willinnis. the b-st of
good feoiine- prevails amonir the members, as innoed it
li(l Uiiotitu all tUo cxciioiiicnt of the day. 'lheroisa
veiy full attendance, aud the galleries are sull well
The disrnasion will not close until 3 o'clock.
'1 he beii:iie is in mission waiting to resume ihe connt.
3:.I4 A. M. The debate Laving closed, a lona: fliscns
alon aroso as lo the piwition wbich Mills' resolution
should occupy. It was stn?rebted by Mr. Wood
that if 1 were wtinnrawn and offered
hereafter as au ir.nienlent nroTioairlon he
would vote for it, lint that as a substitute for the reso
lution in regard to v lscoubin. Be auoniu uave to vote
'1 liat course I wonM onlv bo accepted bv Mr.
Mills if 1 he House would :ee to van upon it before
the sc-nnto c;iino back.
Thrit was objected to on both sides.
It was contended by Messrs. Brown, Frye. Harris,
mid otlH-rs that it whs in oou tmveution ul Che Kleo
lorl l 'omtiiiMHlon I.&W. .-
Finally Mr. Wilis" resolution was excluded on the
nointof order, with the intimation bv the Speaker that
Sir. Mill Uiiirhi aft-rwaid move its adoption nnder a
siiKoeimic.il of the mien, bnt some Tieinocrut remarked
that that would De after the election of liayeu was pro
claimed. The vot on Wisconsin was then proceeded wirb.
H:.,0 A.M. The amendment ottoied by Mr. Cmwml,
of Wisconsin, that the vote of Mr. Liowns lie counted,
was iejit''i -yeas 7!, nays 134 and toe oiiiriiml pro
position, that it be not cou u ted, was agreed to without
The Senate was notified.
47 A.M. The hail was prepared for the final recep
tion of the isenaie. and as soon as that body entered
(at 4:IH A.M.) and all toe members were seated, the
action of the reet?clive house on the Wisconsin ques
tion was read aud the fen votes of Wisconsin were
announced for Hayes and Wheeler.
The presiding oihcei said: This cuuclndesthe count of
the tUiriy-eiKiit states of the Uuion. The telieia will
now ascertain and deliver the result of the votes to the
facnaur Allison, one of the tellers, having delivered
the statement, the presiding officer expressed the hope
that on the announcement nothing wonld mar the dig
nity of the proceedings, so teuiitahle to the American
people, and so worthy of the respect of the world.
He then said the whole number of K lectors appointed
to vote tor President and Vice President ot the United
States was aiit). of which a majority is 15. Tbe state
of the vore for President, as delivered by the tellers,
and as detenumed under tbe act ul Congroba ol Jan
uary VH, 177, on this subject. Is
.For Rutherford H. Haves 185 votes.
For Samuel J. Tilden 181 vofs.
The siste of the vote for Vice President of the
TJnited estates, as delivered by the teller aud as de
termined nnder the act of Congress appioved January
29, 1(577, on this auliject. is
For William A. Wheeler. 183 votes.
For Thomas A. Hendricks 134 vob'S.
Wherefore, I do announce that Ttntherford
B. Hayes, of the fstuto ot Ohio, having re
ceived the maioritv of the whole no mber of Kiectoral
votes, is duly elected President of the United states
fur four jeara, commencing on the atii day ol March,
That, William A. Wheeler, of the atate of New York.
caving received a niujoritv of the whole unmber of tiie
F.lectoial votes. Is duly elected Vice Presideut of the
V ill ted states for lour yeais. oouiineuciug on the 4th
The announcement, toircther with the list of votes.
will be entered on the journuls of both houses. The
count of the Kiectoral votes bo-ng completed and the
result determined, the Joint meeting ot the two bousea
The senite will now retire to its chamber.
1 he Senate retired, and tlie House immediate, at
4:''0 A. 41., a. Mourned, and the flag which
has never been taken down alnce It wai
hoisted over the hulls of both horses
on the 1st of February last as a sigual of their being
in session, was lowereu.
HOUSE WASHINGTON, March 2.
After prayer by the Chaplain. Mr. Walling demanded
the reading ot tne lonrnai iu iun.
The Speaker stated that the Journal Clerk had been
taken sick, and tne lonrnai uao not Deen completed.
Thercnpou Mr. Wison moved to suspend the rules
bo ss to dispense with the rendmerof tne Jonrual.
The Iiemocrats, by declining to vote, left the House
without a quorum, and the Speaker ordered a call of
Koll-call showed 1 fit members present, and further
proceedinjs under the call were dispensed with, also
toe rea lm? of llio Journal.
Tmmeoiat' ly tliereuiion a crowd of members, most of
them congregated in the area fronting the Clerk's
deck, shouted, ".M r. Speaker," and waving papers in
their bauds on which they oeired union by the
IIouho. The ti:.st two or three that secured such ac
tion proved to be resolntions for the payment of some
exlra inures and employes of the House. TDey were
contested by Mr. Holman, nut received two-thirJs ma
jor! te timlcr the suspension of the rnles
Mr. Waddell moved to suspend the rules and adopt
a resolution reotrinjr that Wells, Anderson, 'asnnave
and Kenner, membets of the Tom-lnna Returning
Hoard, who are in enstody ol the House are. in the
Judgment of the House, the peers ot the nialotity of
the K.lectornl t'nmnitsston who have completed the
work of Wells. Andetson, Casanave and Kenner. wi h
greater couteuipt lor the privileges of the House
mid for the public, opinion of the coualry
llum bad been exhibited bv ttlem: th.tt
Justlro demands that each of sneh Returning Board
should occupy the same position, aud that the Honse
bus no power to confine a majoriiv of tho Llectoral
CoiuminMoD. and. therefore, resolving that Messrs. An
derson. Kenner. Wells and Cssanave he forthwith set
Bt liberty, in oider that they may assist the majority of
tnc eaecioiat v.mmission in luauaoracinu ine person
whom thev have iointlv conn ted into the ofticn of
Piesoleiit of the United "tales, over the votes of a large
mHj. rity ot tue legal voters ot tne conntry.
Mr. onper said that if it -vas necessary to exhibit
Buc.h a specimen of spue, he hail no objection. -
'I lie motion to suspend the r.iles and adopt the reeoln
tton was defeated, there being oaly eighteen votes in
Sir Waidron made the conference report on the Ded
cteucv Mill. He said by the ronfuence report too bill
showed an llirreiiSi of rl,l ."V'J.oiltl over the amount ap
nromlRted bv the House, including the item of Sh'.OO.-
(axtfor the deficiency jn thepavof the na-y, anil an
Item of :iMi.onl f.ir tlie deficiency in tho JJeparitneut
f .lUKllt'.' Renolt W:is SiTl-eed to.
Mr. Ciymermaiio the confereuce report on the M 111-
ttii v Academy Hill. Aareect to.
Mr. Atkinr. from the Committee on Appropriations,
moved to suspend the rules aurt put upon its passasro
the Army Appropriation Hill. He stated that the ses
sion was so faradvauced that that, was the only prscLi.
cal method of ileallne with the bill. He espliiued that
there were appropriations in tbe lull to which the at-
ti lit inn of tne ii.ui.se siioiiKi becaneu. une was cou
densing the Quarteruiasters LiPt.irtment into one an
m ot.riatlnir clause: anottier was iiina the basis at 1
tiuo enlisted mi'ii. and the third wus that no part of the
snt roiuiatiou should be used lor tno purpose or sus
taining any state government, bvtheanuy. The bill
was read, it provides, amoug other things, tor a re
duction of the cavalrv recnuente to eight, artillery reg-
' itnents to four, and lufantiy regiments to sixieeu; that
tbe ollicers ol tne msconnntiei legimenis may De as-si-.:neJ
to other regiments ol their respective aims, and
that any ollieer, on his own application, may be ordered
a di-cliarj:e with one year's pay lor every eU-ht years'
serviie from the date r.f his commission;
also, that there shall be no distinction m the service
on ac "omit of eoior; aisn, that tbere shall he no enlist
ments in the aimy nntll the nnmoer of enlsted men
shall be reduced to 17. (mil; also, that no part of the ap
piopi mtiou shall be used iu support of the cleitns of
either or ttie governments in l.ouisiana or South Caro
lina, until such governments isnall have beeu duly
recognized by Congress.
Alter a brief discussion, a motion to suspend tbe
rules, aud pass the bill, was agreed to without the yeas
Mr. i'.eagan moved to suspend the rules, and pnsstho
Blver and Harbor Appropriation iiili. It appropriates
2,oli,;hM. tlie billowing being tho largest noma: Re
moving obstructio'is at the mouth of tiie Mississippi
lliver. tliiii.oilO: harbor at Galveston, sflOd 0M: Mis
sissippi Kiver, between the mouth of tile llliuois and
the Ohio lttver, $1 -VI. (00: improvement of the Missis
sippi. MiHs-itlrt and Arksusaa Rivers, $t5,00; Arseual
Islam! channel, opposite sr. Ixoiis.f70.noii; lies Moines
Rnpids, tiir,tMM); Tennessee River, below Chattanooga,
)2t'(i.inici: (ibio Kiver, .i;t().iui0; meat KauHWlia Riv
er. $iOO.(Mi: St. Maiy's Kiver. Michigan, loo.i'0O. It
also renppropnates the nnexpemied balance of
last year's River and Haihor Improvement Bill.
A motion to suspend the rules and pass the hi:l was
defeated yeas 117, nays 112 not two-thirds In the
Mr. Hurd offered s preamble and resolnMon reciting
that it has been decided that the President of the
Vnifed Ftales niav be iuaiiguiated on the Irauunlent
action ottlan I.oiiisu iia Krtumiug Hoard, and that tlie
men who have so cooti looted to the election of the
ChiRf Magistrate of -he ITuion nogfit no longer to be in
confinement, and direotlng that the members of the
Louisiana Returning. Board be discharged fieui cus
tody. The resolution was retected vess fl!, nays 97.
tn motion of Mr. Eden, the rules were suspended
and the bill for the nayiuent of elaiins passed unon bv
the Commissioners ot 'Southern Claims was uassd. It
appropriates 04 74 (MIO for that pnrose.
1 he House then took a recess until b this evening.
Evening Session. J
Mr. Olover, Chairman of Committee on Ileal Ketate
Pool, asked leave to report and have printed ecuaiu
testimony taken having reference to Mr. Gartield.
Mr. w ilaou, of Iowa, oMocted, and denounced It as
an outrage that any o mmittce should havo taken testi
mony aitoctlug a member of the House without having
first uoiinea that member.
ir. ilov..r replied that Mr. Garfield knew all abont
It rrom the dav tiie first deposition was taken.
Mr. i'so:i--iie savs he i;id not.
ir Glover 1 k..ow thai he uiil. Some ot those wit
nesses went to Mr. Garfield's house before breakfast,
and talked to huu about it.
M r. isi flel.l sai.l fut whi:e he had been engaged
over ten bouts a day on tho Kiectoral Commission, he
learned th.it sevetal w itnt-eses had beeu eamioed be
fore the Committee on tto.il Instate Pool, and ttiat the
day bolore yesterday he bad received tlie first notice
from the cnaliiuaii L Mr. Oioverl that there had beeu
any ri-llectiou uu'le Uion iiira.
He then went OeToro that committee and cross-examined
one wliuess, but he now learned that several
other witnes.-ea had been examlneii, of whofe testi
. niony he knew Dothiug. If the gentlemen desired to
assail bun. now was their tluie; hut he objected to
have pnuted, ns part of the rccotds of tlie House, a
mass of matter assailing him, of which be had uo noti
fication. Mr i:over moved to snspetid the rnles so that the
testimony uturht he rcpi-ried and printed.
The vote was taken and resulted Yeas, 63; nays, 61
not two-t turds in tho atlirtnauve, but iess thau a quo.
iur. Glover then withdrew the testimony for the
Mr. Meld, from the Select Committee on Privileges,
reuo-i Ted a lull lo provide an effectual remedy for the
Frengful intrusion into the office ot President and Vice
M r. Conger Introduced a motion to anspend the rules
and adopt tbe resolution discharging from custody
ateasra. wells, Anderson, Kenner and Casanave, cf the
XyUuia.aitSj.ytamU'g ai4j X19& tbe Speaker belli Uuif ,
the gentleman from New fork had tbe floor on the
qaontfcro of tbe big nest constitutional privilege.
uo vtii witi '. it yiuTiua ui-is w lieu IllJ jii
Intrudes Into or without due .election holds or exer
cise the , office, ot President er "Vice President
of the United States, bis title to
the office and tne title of any cMtmani
thereto may be tried and determined bv an action In
ouo warranto. The action mav be bronghS In any
Circuit Court of the United states, and shall be tried
by a Jury, or byconrt if a )nry trial be waived. The
trial is to be commenced within 00 days after service
The Court shall fnqnrre whether the Electoral vote
were cast by persons dn'y appointed In the manner
fllreoted by the Slate Legislature, and shall receive
evidence tending to show forgery, falsehood or In
vatt'llty of any certificates of any Governor, canvasser
or other officer.
T ho court Is to reject tbe votes of all persons Ineli
gible at the time of their alleged appointment or inca
pacitated at tbe time of cabling their votes; and tbe
Court must Investigate any other fact necessary to a
Indgmentof the njrhis of parties. Judgment to be ren
dered within ten days after the verdict of the Jury.
If the"defendant toe adludged not entitled to the office
he shall be exoluded fioin it, and if the claimant be
ailjn'lued entitled to it he shall immediately enter on
the duties of tire office.
Appeal may be taken to the supreme Court of the
United sta'-es withiu ten days' notice of the Judgment,
aim judgment snail not lie execnted until the decision
of the appeal; and It tne supreme Coutt be not in ses
sion when that appeal is tiken. It shall be immediately
oonveued bv the chief Justice.
The execution of a Judgment mav be enforced bv a
pi oner writ issued to any Marshal of the United Stales.
Mr. Field proceeded to explain the bill, and to argue
In snpport its constitutionality and its expediency.
Tbe bill, his argued, would bring conciliation for the
present and safety for the lut are.
Mr. But chani. of Illinois, anil Mr. Lawrence, stated
some of the constitutional, legal and practical objec
tions of tne bill.
Mr. Townsend, of New York, said that though there
mis-lit be a difference of opinion between the two
houses ss to the right to cnunt in a President, there
was no difference ot opinion on the point that the man
who was counted In constitutionally should be Presi
dent of the United Sinus ror four years.
Tills very proposition was au abomination anil a dis
grace to the age.
Mr. Field leplied to these arguments on the other
side and demanded the previous quealion on the pass
age of rue mil.
The previous qnestion was seconded, and the bill was
rejected yeas oti. navs iiy.
Mr. Holman. iroin the conference committee on tbe
Post-o iltce Appropriation bill, ma te a report and pro
ceeded to explain it. 'Ihe committee had agreed npon
most of the amendments compromising ou the reduc
tion o tbe amounts proposed by 1 lie Senate, but as to
lour of the atneudmente the cunterence committee had
not been ablo to agree. The fiist was au lucrease of
IH0.000 iu the nature of a subsidy to railroad compa
nies for the transportation cf malls. The second was In
regard to the appropriation for the Postal commission,
authorized last session. The other two points were
the proposed sunsldies of tjOO.OOO each for mail trans
portation from San Francisco tu China aud Japu. and
from New Orleans to Brasil. '1 he House conferees bad
not yielded their opposition to any subsidy.
Tlie report was adopted in respect to all the points
on which no concurrence had been reached, and a new
conference asked on the other points, Messrs. Hol
man, Clymer and Foster being reappointed conferees
ou the part of the House.
Mr. Conger moved to suspend tbe rules and adopts
resolniiou dischaiging fiom custody tbe members of
the Louisiana 4ietuiuiii Board. Defeated yeas 79,
navs 7tt not a to-tnirds vote iu the affiiiuatlve.
Mr. l.amar moved to suspend the rules to euable him
to report back to the Sen. tie the bill grunting eight
years additional time for tbe completion ot the Kortu.
em Pacific Railroad.
The motion to suspend the rules wae defeated yeas
91, nays 72. Not two-thirds in the amrmatve.
Mr. Cox moved to suspend the rules aud pass a bill re
moving all political disabilities imposed and remaining
on any peison under tlie Koui tecum Amendment of tho
Constitution. Agreed to 118 to 37.
All Mils on the Speaker's table, to which no objeo
tious were offered, wero paued, and a recess taken till
10 o'clock to-morrow.
SENATE Washington, March 3.
Messrs. Windom. Horsey and Wallace were appointed
members of the confeieuce committee on the buudry
Civil Appropriations BilL
TJr. Windom, trnni the conference committee on Ihe
Legislative. Judicial and Kxecutive Apptopnation Bill,
submitted a report, and iu explanation thereof suld the
House of Hepiesentatives undertook to rednce a very
large number of salaries which were fixed by the com
promise act of last year. Tho Senate restored these
salaries, and the House comereea agreed. In a very
few cases the salaries had been reduced
slizhtly. On the question of rednclng the Pres
ident's salary the conlereuce was unable to
agree, the only amendmeut disagreed to. lie moved
the Senate agree to tlie report ot the committee, and in
sist npon its amendmeut iu regaid to the President's
salary. Bo ordered. Ha also moved thai a new confer
ence be asked for In regard to that amendment.
Mr. Blaine and Mr. Maxey were appointed visitors
on tbe part of the Senate to the West Point Military
The Chair laid before the Senate a communication
from the Secretary of War. Inclosing a letter from the
Secretary of the Treasury, calling attention to the ic
cent decision of the Snmeme C"ui t In regard to laud
grams to railroaos. aud suggesting legislation to secure
tne i e l uc lion to w hich the Uovetnmeut is entitled lor
transportation. frc. Referred.
The vote fr receding from tho amendments in re
gard to subsidies was as follows:
I. A VS.
Bogy, Ferry, Morton,
Booth, Hamlin, Slmtou,
Conover, Kelly. West 11.
After s long discussion, by a voto ot 29 to 11. the
Sona'e receded from its amendments Mp,iropnatl ug
$."oo,i10 for mail service between San Finneisco.
China, vc, aud the same amount fur service between
New Orleans and R o Janeiro.
Ihe Aiaiy Appropriation Bill was called np. and tbe
Committee on Appropriations reported a substitute tor
the House bill, 'ih- subsiitiifeia similar to the Army
Appiopnatlon Bill ol last year.
Mr. Davis moved to reduce tbe army from 2o,000 to
20 (mm). A long discussion ensued.
Finally ihe amendment was rejected veas 25. nays
33, .Mr. Alcoru voting witu the Democrats in tue
The substitute was then agreed to yeas 32, nays 23;
a party vote.
1 ho House amendments to tho Dill extending two
years to tr.e Sontheru Claims Commission were con
curred iu and the full passed.
Mr. Sherman ea!l"d uo the bill recent'y repotted by
the Committee on Finance in accordance witn the mes
sage of tlie President. to aid in the resumption of specie
payments. He said be did not want to discuss the bill,
because be knew it there should be opposition It could
not be passed. He explained the bill talreuly pub
lished), anil said he had been assured bv gentlemen of
both political parties that the House would act upon
it If it should Tie passed by the Semite. Ha urged the
passage ot ,he bill, and satd he be.ieved it would tend
lalgely to promote the public interest.
Mr. Boi;y said he had not had au opportunity to ex
amine the On! caref'iliy, but thought it was very ob
jectionable. It might lead to rcaiiiiipiion, bat it would
tie in a most destructive manner. He nndeistood his
friend iMr. shermanj would soon bo at tbe head of tho
Treasury Department. As he wjs to occttny that very
high position. It seemed to him Mr. Boeyj that the
Senator was not doing bis inture fame justice in plac
ing such a bill before the Senate.
Mr. Morrill said tlie bill bad received the almost
Unanimous support of the Committee on Finance.
Mr. Sherman said the anbstance of tlie first section of
the hill bad passed fonror five times, but had boen de
feated in the House for tear it would woik contrac
tion. He did not believe It would do so. The money
market at present was so favorable it
would be easy to sell a portion of the bonds author
ized by the bill at par In currency. The bill met with
geueral lavor throughoot the country, and should be
passed. Its features had been discussed hi the Seuate
over and over again, and there was nothiug to be gained
bv disenssing it now.
"Mr. cockrell said that financial matters were regulat
ing themselves very happily, and if tho subject be let
alone uo legislation would be necessary to bring about
specie payment. He moveo inai inrtner consideration
of the bill be postponed until the first Wednesuav in
December next. Agreed to; yes 7, nays 'ii, as louows:
Anthntiv. Cragin, Kernan,
Bontwell, Dawes, Mitchell,
Bnmside, lytji aey, Mori ill,
Cameron, Wis., Haiuliu, Paddock.
Chaffee. Howe. Sherman.
Chiistiancy, Jones,ofFla. Wadleigh,
coukiing, ivcuy, vteoi-i..
Messrs. Allison, Dawes and Davis were appointed a
new couierence committee on the Post-ofUce Appro
1 ho conicrente committee report on the Fortification
Appropriation Bill was agreed to; also, the conference
coinmitteeret-ortou tbe Naval Appropriation Bi.l. which
iswsuuetantinliy the Naval Apptopriaiion Biiloflast
year, .except mat it apprvpnaiea auoui jssou.uuu more
forth pay of the navy.
The House bill making appropriations for the pay
ment of claims reported allowed by the Southern
Claims Commission, was passed.
Several bills removing political disabilities were
The conference committee on the Post Route Bill re
ported disagreement on points regarding additional
last mail ti-ains; also, an amendment, appropriating
So.OOO to obtain additional mail faculties on certain
I no Senate then teoeded from these amendments, as
1 he report of the conference committee settling all
other ulsputed points, w-a agreed to.
Messrs. Winoom, Allison and Davis were appointed
anew conference on the Legislative, Judicial and
Lxecntive Appropriations Bill.
Mr. Cameron, of Wisconsin, from the committee
which made investigation into the recent election lu
Alabama, submitted a report. Ordered printed..
Messrs. Cameron and wadleigh asked the privilege
of fiuug after the 4th of March reports of the investi
gations iu south Carollua and Louisiana. The testi
mony iioi being printed, and the Democrats objecting,
the request was withdrawn.
The Seuate then went into executive aosslou, and
Boon afterward took a short recess.
T-port reassembling, further consideration of the Sen
ale bill making an appropriation of $10 imm) for contin
uing ihe improvement of the Monongahela Rlvt r, In
West Virginia and Pent sylvan la, was, af :r discussion,
postponed till the first Monday iu December next.
Some private bills were passed, snd M r. Logan called
np the Honse bill to equalise the bounties of soldiers
who served In the late war for the Union.
M r Davis said uiat tne Chairman ot the committee
en Finance. Mr. Sherman j not now In his seat, stated
that the coat ol the bill would be over fluO.OOO.oou
Mr. Logan ssld he placed no reliance lo the state.
Bients as to tbe probable cost of the bill. Be only knew
that It was Just to pay those who served In the axo.y,
and tbe bill should be passed,
fh Cotujiuttee, ep MvUta7 Affatrs sy!Bf reported
several amendments, and Ute question being on Con
Mr. M orton said he would vote for ao am end meet, as
tho adoption- of any arnendmeat would send the bill
back to tbe House and defeat It.
Mr. Logan, therefore, moved that tbe Senate n no -cons
enr In tbe amendments and pass the bill as It oame
from the Honse.
The first amendment was to Insert the word "en
listed" before tne woid wagoner," and it was agreed
to yeas 27, nays 19.
Other amendments reported by the eomtn1tr.ee were
concurred in without division; also.an additional section
levying a duty of three cents a ponnd npon all tea-Imported
Into the United State from and after tbe passage
ot the act, to enable the secretary ot ths Treasury to
meet the demands of the bill.
M r. Losan said he supposed there was not a 'Republi
can who wonld refuse to vote for this bill. He did not
like to see men attempt to kill It hv loading it down
with amendments. He therefore oflered the original
House bill as a substitute for the bill just amended.
The Chair ruled that It was not in order, as it was the
House bill which had been amended.
Mr. Logan made an earnest effort to save his bill,
saying it was probably the last appeal hs should ever
make in the balls of legislation, iio had estimated
that the cost of the bill would not exceed $130,000,000,
bnt It wonld take ten years to comply with tbe law
aud disburse that amonr.t. He spoke for rights
for the poor soldiers, and If thecount.iy got Into trou
ble again 1t wonld call upon these same men to protect
and defend her houor. Applause iu tne gallery.)
i he Chair reminded the occupants of the gallery that
if the applause should be repeated he would order (he
gallery to be cleared.
Mr. Morton said he believed lie had supported the
administration of General Giant with reasonable tid-1-lty;
but be did not consider himself bound bv any veto
message, except foi reasons it -contained. He thought
the President vetoed this bill foruiisfakca reasons. He
vetoed it on account of a statement prepare t at the
Treasury, which was gotten up as a scarecrow.
He iMr. Morton 1 did uot bel.eve it wonld
est one-third of ifl3ii.o0O.O0O to carry ont tlie
bill. Tlie passage of the bill was an act of simple jus
tice, and it must be passed some time. The men who
shonl d pass It would receive the credit therefor. He
wonld sav to his Republican friends lhat they had snf
feied by the delay in passing this bill, bnt thait was not
legitimate argument. The bill should stand nyMin its
merits. If it required amendments in some small par
ticulars, they could be passed hereafter: hut he hoped
the amendments cournrred in iu committee of the
whole would be rejected when the bill should be re
ported to t he Senate.
After some further discussion, tho bill was indefin
itely postponed yeas 31, nays 23, as follows:
Alcorn, Davis, Morrill,
Anthony, Dennis, Norwood,
Bailey, Eatoa. Bols-rtson,
Barnum, Hereford, .Ransom,
iiayaru, jonnstou, ttargent,
Bogy, Jones of! la., Saulsbury,
Bootb. Kelly. Stevenson,
Christiancy, Keiuan. Teller,
Cockrell, MoCrary. Wallace,
Cooper, Maxey, Withers 31.
Allison, Dorscy, Morton,
Bontwell, Ferry, Oglesby,
Bruce. - Harvey, Paodock,
Burnside, Hitchcock, Patterson,
Cameron, Wis., Ingalls, Sharon.
Chaffee. Jxiuan, W'ad'eigb,
Clayton,1 MeMillan, . Windom,
Conkling, Mitchell, Wright 25.
Mr. Blaine, from the conference committee, on the
Army A pnropruu ion Bill, repotted that the committee
had been unable to agree. There were two points upon
which tlie coufeience disagreed: The first was In re
gard to tbe reduction of the army to 17,000 men. to
which the Senate conferees would not agree. The
next was the filth section of tho House
bill forbidding the use ot the army to support
c airns of rival Governors or Legislatures in Louisiana
and South Carolina. Tbe House conferees todk the
i; round that they would not, under any circumstances,
consent to the passage of tue Army Bill wiihout this
filth section in it. iu his opinion, the loss ot the Army
Approprihtsoo Bill would, bo a very small evil com
plied with tlie assumption ou th part of Congress to
say what the President of tbe United States should or
should not tio with the ai-my. He wonl-1 like to have a
new confeieuce, hut prelected the House should ask
The report being laid aside, Mr. Blame snbsenentiy
moved I bat t ue senate insist upon its amendments and
ask for a new conference. Agreed to. and Me.sm.
Blaine, Allison and Withers were appointed con'erees.
The conference committee on the Legislative Appro
priation Bill did not agree about the President's sal
ary, and a new conference was agreed to.
The conference report on the Post-ottice Appropria
tion Bill wasa?reed to.
After a long discussion, it wss voted to print 5.0O0
extra copies of the report of the testimony iu tho Ore
gon Flectoal case: also, (i. 600 additional copies of tne
report of the Monetary Commission.
Mr. Wuukith submitted an amendment to pay Joe.
Mr. Cameron, of Wisconsin, called np the resolution
annulling the resolution ol the Senate of Jnly 7. 1B1,
expelling Wm. K. Sebastian, Senator from Arkansas.
SENATE Sunday, March 4.
rcontinnntion of Saturday Night's Proceedings.
The Senate resolution aunnlling the Seuate resolu
tion of 1 Mil. expelling Mr. Seuuatian, late a Senator
tiom Arkansas, was agreed to.
Mr. Windom, from the conference committee on the
Legislative Appropriation Bill, reported that tiie com
mittee were unabl' to atee. He moved lhat the Sen
ate iusist npnu its amendment, anil ask for a new con
ference with the House of Representatives. In expla
nation of tiie report, he stated thai the only uisugree
uii tit waa in regard to the Pi-csideut's salary.
On nioti iu of .Mr. Windom. it was agreed to. and the
Chair re ippointed Messrs. Windom, Allison and Davis
as the committee, and the Senate then, uc 3 A.M., went
into executive session, and when the doois wero le
otiened Mr. Howe called up the tfoose Joint resolution
authorizing the secretary of Stat-e to pubilyh a brief
history of theseveial eurve and s leniific expedi
tious mane undet the direction of the Government dur
ing the past, century, aud appi opi iating $73,000 to pay
thei efor. Passed.
air. Patterson moved to take up the TTonse bill to re
move the (Usabilities iuiro-ed by the third section of
the foiiito' iith article ot the amendments to the Con
Btituiiou of the United Slstes, hut Mr. Spencer object
td, and th ; bill went over.
Sewral rnaiois appealed to liiin to withdraw the ob
jection, in t he declined to do so.
1 ne Senate then, at 3:45 A.M., took a recess until 9
Upon reissemliling at that hour, the Committee on
Public Kiiidiuga was authorized tosit during recess.
1 lie Coi.iMiince ou Patents was authorized to sit dur
ing lecess for the pmpose of revising the Patent Laws.
Mr. Windom. rrom the ronfoivuce committee en the
Sundry Civil Anpropnatiou s Bill, submitted a report,
which' was agreed to.
A message was leoeired from the House of Pi pre.
sentatives announcing that tbe bony had receded fiom
its amendment to tiie Legislative Appieprialion Bill,
in regard to the salarv ot the President. All the
other amendim-nts having been previously agreed to
in coufeience, tlie bi'l wns pulsed.
The Senate then, at 10 o'clock, went into executive
Fsion: aim when the doors were reopened, a number
of pension and other pi ivate bills were passd.
Ou motion of Mr. Blaine the Senate further insisted
nron its ameiirtitieuts to the Treasuiy Appropriation
Bill, aud asked for a new confeieuce with the House.
Messrs. Bbnne. Allison ami Wsllace were appointed ,
confelee8 on the part ot the senate.
Mr. siiencr, fiom tlie conference committee on the
bill to Hunt and fix the signal service, reported that the i
committee had been nnabie to agree.
Mr. Hontwell called np the House bill to amnd Sec
tion -JWiiS of the Revised statutes in regard to bonding
marble blocks in open yar!s. Passed.
Mr. Blaine, iroin tee conference committee on tne
Army Appronriation Bill, said thore had been a third
conference on that bill without any agreement, and he
desired that the senate should understand the exact
condition of amdrs. The conferees ou the r art of tbe
House, while not insisting on the letter of the fifih
section of the Army Llll, firmly maintained that they
wonld consent to the passage of no amiropnannn bill
for tbe army that shad not contain Btich restrictions
upon the President in regard to tlie nse of tho Uuited
states troops in ivmisiana as win prevent nitu rrom in
stalling and maintaining the Packard government.
The Senate confer cs reit contpeiiet to risk a Taflnre
of tho bill miner ttian insert that proviso; it would he
an invasion ot the Constltntionalrichtsot the President,
to which thev conld not consent. There were not to-day
between the Potoniao and the borders of Texas one
thonsand Federal troops, and tne whole idea of any
liberty being endangered was nichtniaro. If tho. cou
ferces of tlie Senate should receive no lustructions
they would meet the House conferees again, but
would not consent to Ihe passage of any army lull witn
objectionable sections. i Applause from the galleries.
The President pro t'irK admonished the occupants of
the ira erv t nat it must not De reneatea.
Mr. Dawes said he thont'ht the Senate conferees had
fnllv exnressed the views of tne Senate.
Mr. Wallace said as one of the conferees on the part
tho Senate ne nan ueen reaoy 10 accept tne senate bill.
but the House conferees wonld not agree to iu He
submitted to the ronteronce a proposition mat it armed
collision or such imminent danger of armed collision, as
shall require the President to change tbe present atti
tude of the troops of the Urtted States now ,n the states
or Ixiuisiana and South Carolina, shall occur, during one
year hereafter, that then in theopinion of Congress the
extraoriliuary occasion unit m wcu, as (iniviuvu lor ill Mie
Constitution, nnder which the President is authorized
to convene both houses of Congress. In bis opinion it
was impossible to get tne two committees to agree.
Mr. Blaine said he had made a protositiou to em
power the President of the United States to reduce
the army to seveuteeu iituusauu men uuuun uie year, it,
in bis discretion, it woutd be proper to do so, but it waa
No further action was taken noon the matter.
The Honse bill granting a pension to tho widow of
the late General Francis p. jiutir was passed.
Mr. Mccreerv said it afforded him uieasure to nresAfit.
the following brief testimonial to the distinguished
metits of tne presiuing omcer or tne senate, lie was
about to retire from a high position, bnt he took with
him the neraonal esteem of every member of the Sen
ate. He submitted a resolution that the thanks of tne
Senate are due to Hon. Thomas W. Ferry, for the digni
ty, impartiality and ability with which he has pie.
sided over the Senate. Agreed to unanimously.
Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, called up tbe House
bill to provide for the distribution of awards made under
the Convention between tbe uuited states ol America
and tbe Republic of Mexico, whicb was discussed
briefly, and recom mil ted to the Committee on Judiciary.
Messrs. Sargent aud Kernan were appointed a com
mittee to Join the committee of the House, to wait npon
tho President, and notify him that the two houses of
Congress, having finished their business, were ready to
Sir. Anthony called np the resolution to print ten
thousand extra oopies of the proceedings of the Elec
toral Commission, toeerher with tb returns from all
of the States submitted to the Commission. Agreed
Mr. Ftevensen. from tbe Judiciary CommlttAe, re-
?ortesl favorabiv on the Senate bill to construe Section
2 of thej'acifio Railroad Act ot July 1, ltoij. so to
determine the relation ol the main line of the Union
l'actrlo Railroad and lis branches. Placed oa tho cal
endar. The honr of 1 S o'clock having arrived, Fresiden t pro
tern. Ferry said:
"Before declaring the order of adjournment I can not
forego the privilege of expressing uiv deep souse of ob
ligation to this boc.v for its formal and extireswve terms
Just submitted of unimpaired contid-nce and snuuort
uttrmg roe siiori out most, uying session now aoout to
close. For many individual expressions of trust ten
dered, I can ouly say uiy heart is fnli of sppreciatlon.
The responsibilities which have rested and perplexities
attendant upon the Seuate during this session,
have been unexampled in its annals. A Presidential
election, relying for its ascertainment and declaration
npon a single Electoral vote, has been the great solu
tion taxiug tbe wisdom, patience and patriotism of
Congress. Party snirlt bas been, by doubt and Dope.
Intensified to such a degree that the whole country has i
Bee,u ror turee montrs in sucn a state or excitement
that the lire ot the Republio was despaired of;
every Industrial interest was paralysed by the painful
ptesaure ot uncertainly; anarcov menaced the Nation.
To that dire peril and necessity you Bens tors, with
your coadjutors, sddresse1 yourselves, and rising to
t& altitude o lie occasion, mustered tfee B.tu.Uuu,
"The Nation still lives," and upon this perilous
"divide," which win ever mar k the Centennial, yea
have held and saved the Republio with all its fortunes.
The source of power is again proven not by simple re
cognition, bat uy signal detnoostiatlon. Illustrating tho
taut that the people do not exist for the rjiate, bat tbe
State is framed tor the people. It was a solemn spec
tacle of delegated will determining a perilous incident
in national progress. The crisis baa not come wlUion
Its great service. It has, at least, broadened the idea of
country, and exemplified the truth that in a great crisis
American Representatives are less subjects ot party
than the citizens of the Republic
The Nation has likewise nndergnne anew baptism
of patriotism, and its representatives have illustrated
the highest honor to be tbat of usefulness to country.
The occasion not onlv as&U'ed the existeuce of tue
Government, bnt revealed the nn purchasable Inde
pendence of the American citizen. The method of tins
snlndon of the threatening Presidential event was
suggestive ot no individual opinion, but the resulutnt
concessions of many. In the storm of adiiisfmeut
uotihts and reflections were rife, but thes hsve disap
peared in the calm of declaration. Various convic
tions of duty may have questioned the wisdom of tiie
respective opponents, but upon the integrity of all tlie
tranquil resnit evokes National praise, lhat party
sruor. lntensined by closeness ot eiocllou and doubt as
to which Presidential candidate was to be declared
chosen, and this uncertainty alternating between the
candidates daily for mouths, should move Individuals
to partisan words, is less strange than that wonderful
freedom from acrimony and that a renewal of cor
diality should follow so soou such an exciting coniest.
Veii;y, the statesmen in this Chamber rises above the
politician. The country will gratefully note thai Illus
trious example of fiatnotic devotion to its bfo and in
stitutions. During the existing session It would be
vnin to hope thai In the administration of this chair
some of you senators have nut had occasion to criti
cise and, it niav be, except to rulings. Your generos
ity, however, has beeu only equal to your coruialuy of
support. Of one thing be assured, that however tho
Chair may have swerved, It has been solely tbe error
of nuiipened indgmeut. upheld l.v a puntv ot motive
and impartiality ot purpose w hich it is hoped is not
Senators, the closing moment brings me to the pain
ful rctlectiou el our own s paratiou. 'The
changes incident to political strife wnl nia;e
inroads njion our nntnber. Though we gain new
as we lose n!it associates, the breach come net with
out a pang. ItesKinsible, laborious, exciliug aud com
petttive as are tlie duties ot this august bo.lv. cor
diality, friendship and attachment re cords wound
around onr senatorial Imnd. With those who leave the
Senate, our highest bopes and best wishes follow. To
those who are here to Join i-b. our balutiitions of wel
come are tendered. Thns parting and bi ld.ni aiiieu,
while not omitting the ollicers of the senate, whose
fideltfy words can not adequatelv acknowledge, and
commending ail to the care of th:t Providence which
has kindly kept our number unbroken during the ses
sion, 1 iiow utoiiounoe tlie closing session of the forty
fourth Congress adjourned without day. Great ap
plause on tbe floor and in the galleries. J
HOUSE WABHrNOTOK, Match 3.
Mr. Hurler offered a rtwolntion reonestlng the Meere
tarv of War to report upon the best method for pro
tecting the commerce of ciucluuati from ice flows.
M . Tucker offered a resolution reciting thst as all In
vestigation has closed, owiug to the teiniinalion of tho
siiesioii, aud as the imprisonment of w1tnsscs can not
conduce to tbe ascerlainineut of the truth, Ihot efoie
the Set geaut-at-arms be directed to dishai ge all per
sons lu his custody. Adopted.
Mr. singleton, froui the Committee on Appropria
tions, reported back the Scr.alo bill fixing the signal
service, with cettain amen. imeuts. Passed.
On motion of Mr. Holniiu th" Seuate amendments
to tbe Civil Sundry bill were non-'oncuiTod in.
Mr. Holman moved that ihe Honse insist on its disa
greement In leference to the Presidential saluiv.
Mr. Garfield reminded tbe House that President
Grant had already vetoed the bill to reduce the Pr-si-dential
saiaiy. If the Honse insisted, it would present
Ihe same issue to the outgoing President at a moment
when it would lie baldly mauly for him to sign a bill
cutting down the salary of his successor.
Mr. Wailing, aud other Democrats Well, let him
Mr. Garfield I do not believe the House will think
that that is quite the thing.
Mr. Harrison The House fixed the salary Bt S25.000
when it was thought that liiden would be Presidenr.
Mr. Garfield It this bill fails, two things will lisp
pen: First, an extra session: and second, it will then be
impossible to cut down the President's salary for tocr
Mr. Harrison Will yon take the responsibility of
tbe extra s-stjionf
Mr. Garfield We can very well take any responsibil
ity. The motion to Insist was agreed npon by a viva voce
The conference report on the Fortification Approprl
tlon Bill was agreed to.
Mr. Fden, from tho Committee. on War Claims. 10
pornsl back the Senae bill extending for two years the
act establishing a lioard of Comtub-sioners of Claims.
Mr. H.iymontl, from the Committee ou Banking aud
Currrncy, asked leave to report a hill declaring exempt
Iroin fixation all deposits made In savings banks.
Mr. Mortison obj cted, auil the House took a recess.
Mr. estof lyouisiana, from the conference commit
tee oa the Post-otlioe Appropriation Bill, submitted a
report that the conference had been unable to agreo
upon tho Item increasing the appropriation for mail
transportation by railroad The Senate conferees had
agteesl to hx the amount at $H,300 (ion, but the House
conferees insisted that appropriations suould not ex
ceed $'J.200,(KjO- Ou account of the reduction ma le
last vear .he mail scivlco - between the
Atlantic snd the Great West was less
efficient thin It was In '73. Although the
d.tt'erence between the two committees was onlv f 100.-
Ooo. if no-ant injury to the service, as tlie estimates of
the Post-otilee Department for this service were over a
million dollars. 1 lie conference also failed to agr?e
upon the amendments iu regard to snbspltes for the
mail service between San Francisco, China and Japan,
aud between New Oileaus aud llio de Jam-no.
There wa.s passed, wituonr. discussion and wtthnnt
tbe yeas si-.l nat s, a bill niakl.ig all ponsious for d-at a
or for wonnds oate back lo the timo of the soldier's
death or Ins dlsclnrge from t'.ie service, and providing
for the puyiiient of nil arrears of pensions ou that basis.
Conference rejioit on the legislative Appropriation
Rlil w;m agrtsi to. It omits the items for the pny-m-nt
of the Jndsinicnts of tho Snpieine Court In favor
of tiie Uiiiou Pacific KaMroad company, and in t.ivor of
the 'lms!eHof the luo-N lvaragiia-1 rrmait cli;im.
The last (lav of the Forty-fourth Congiess bepran at
noon. Mr. llmiker moved to suspend the rnles end
take np tlie bill lor the relief of tho I hocfaw ludiaus.
Defeated veas (U, nays 111.
I he conference report of tlie Post Route Bi'1 bas
beeu agreed to. On pobinl-car facilities a new confer
ence has been erdi red. The franking privilege is re
stored for all public documents published by order of
l.ach senator and representative, tne Serretnrv of
the seuate and tbe clcr of ihe House have the privi
lege of irankiiig thein, and ali-o outgoing meuiteis,
until the following December. The United states Cir
cuit and District Courts aie allowed to appoint stenog
raphers, iiiui the fcauie pcisua may bo appointed in
A vote was taken on the question of tts consideration,
and tlie House, bv a strict party vote, decided to cou.
snler Mr. Knott's resolution now. The vote was tem
porarily interrupted ly an altercation on the floor m
which .t member and two beWbpaper corretpcudebts
Tlie resulut.on was then adopted by a strict rarty
Mr. White protestcil-nin't the resolution as revo
lurionaiy. treasonable and damnable.
Mr. Wils n desired to otter a substitute for Mr.
Knott's resoinllon. declaring that the l.lectoral vot-'S
of tiie etares hsd beeu counted in accordance w ith tlie
Ihe law, and that Jtayes and Wheeler. have been leg,,liy
declared PiesMlent and Vice President, and tl'rtt it was
the duty of all law aoMiug citi7ns to obey the law,
but Mr. Knott dec:niei to allow an amendment to be
offered, and moved the previous question, wheu the
tesolutioh was Uo ted by 137 to hh, a strict party vote.
After the veto was announced, Mr. Garlield suld
if tits resolntion was an expression of the opinion of the
House, it was one thing, but if it was the declaration
which was to become the legal finding of the House, it
was auother thing.
dr. iawrence submitted the views of the minority of
tlie Commit U e on Privileges. Ordered piiuti-'t
Mr. Field, fiom the select Commit tee on Privileges,
reportist a resolution declaring, after a long preamble,
that, in counting the Klecroial votes oi any state, it is
the rifcht and the duty of Congress and of this Hnus to
inquire whether any votes purporting to come from any
State have been cast by the persons duly appointed by
that Slale. and for that pin pose to receive evidence of
forgery, fulsehoial or the invalidity ot any certificate of
auv Governor or any canvasser.
Mr. Knott moved to amend the resolntion by adding
five other declarations, claiming, in substance, that
the Constitution enmvrs on the two houses, snd not on
the President of the Senat, the power to examine and
ascertain the votes to be counted as the Kiectoral
votes, and that no vote can be counted against the
Judgment nud determination of the House ol Repre
Mr. Kuicl ard moved to amend Mr. Field's resolntion
bv Sliding to it the words, ' Affecting tlie genuineness
or proper authentication of such certificate, hut not for
the purpose of questioning tbe number of votes by
which tbe Flectors mav have been appointed."
The first vote was on Mr. Burchard's amendment.
Slid it was rejected yeas 3, nays l'id, party voto.
Mr. Knott's amendment was withdrawn, and then
Mi. Field's resolution was adopted without the yeas
The conference report on tbe Naval Appropriation
Bill waa agreed to.
The Seuate amendments to the Army Apnropriatlon
Bill were non-concurred in, and a conference commit
tee TMessis. Atkins, Wells snd Fosterl appointed.
The House then took a recess, and a Democratic cau
cus wss announced to be held immediately.
Evening Session. J
At the evening session. Mr. Plover, Chalrrosn of the
Heal Katate Pool Committee, asked leave to report tes
timony taken, lie said none of tbe testimony referred
to Mr. (jsrnetu.
Mr. Garfield said be asked no restriction. Everything
reletlug to him might be pouted. He wished nothing
rel'itiDg to him suppressed.
Mr. Glover explained that tbe omission wss not made
at the request of Mr. Garbeld.
Mr. Wilson said be was no more actuated In the mat
ter by any regard tor Mr. Garfield tbau if It related to
any other citizen; but he would as soon encourage the
growth of s new race of rattlesnakes as to eonnteuauce
the system of taking hearsay evtOeuee affecting men's
characters, 'ineraiore. ne ouiecieo.
Mr. Holman. from the conference committee on the
Legislative Appropriation BUI. reported they could not
agree. The ouly point left is the quest ton of the Presi
dent's salary. In this emergency it was for the Honse
to deteimine whether it would iusist upon r retfre
from its nositlon. lie did not believe a new conference
would do better, still he Old not deem it deairaDio to
close all chance for the oassage of the bills.
Af ter some discussion tne Honse voted to Insist npon
Irs disagreement, and to bsve another ooBfeience. 7 be
same conferees. Messrs. Holman, Clymer and lostor,
The conference report on the Post-office Appropria
tion Bill was agreed to, tbe Senate having receded
fiom the steamship subsidies, snd the House compro
mised on tbe appropriation of !).2,V) (MM) for mail ser
vice, lnshBBtl of !,biMj.O(IO as provided by the Senate.
Mr. Kills niovud to suspend the ru'es aud pass the
hill appropriating 4 2oj.KXr for repairing the levees
of the M iHsisatiipt Uver aud reels, minv the alluvial
lands of 'he Delta, the mocev to 1 expended under the
direction of tbe Chief of Logineexs of tne Army. De
feated yeas 73, navs 1 13.
Mr. Savier's ameudme'it to the rules, giving the clerk
of the House (pending the s ection of a spe.iker) au
thority to require tbe Sergeaiitt-arins to aid iu en
forcing order, waa dscnesed.
The measure wss resisted by tbe Kepnbltcans,
Mr. couger inquired, sarcssticaPy, what there was
In the character of the njembcrs-etect of tho next
Honse that warranted the supposition mat more
thnuld be unusunl restraints put upon them, while Mr.
Ga floll charaotr1xed the r reposition as, a frivolous
Impertinence which could only ao oarm.
Th, u ijkn bv veas and navs. The Republi
cans refrained from voting in order to defeat tbe report.
Pol tne announcement or tne resnu, aowever, i a t yeas
snd 9 nays, show that a quorum voted and that the re
port was adopted. ,
1 be correctness of Ihe clerks' tally was challenged by
Mr. Conger, who aaaeried that there bad teea but 143 ,
TO we cask The boeaiec atatd Le wyUjW 1a. UiSj
clerks' tally and none other, and that they asserted Its
Mr. Page moved to suspend the rules and adopt
resointiou eonaemulng the recent attempt to defeat tne
will of the people of Oregon, and also condemning the
corrupt oseof money to aid In that outrage, especially
the payment ot three thousand dollais to Crouin to de
feat Uie election, tor his paxtjn the infamous transac
tion. On vtva voce vote tbe Speaker said the ayes appeared
to have it, but a few of tbe Democrats not understand
ing it, or not earing to vote against it, the reading of
the resolution was again called for and a vote takeu by
yeas and nays, wniuu resulted yeas HI, nays 90.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, suspended tbe
roll-call. In order to have sixteen pension bill from the
Mr. Caulfleld offered a preamble and resolution ac
cepting, on ber.alf of the people of tho United states,
tbe congratulations of the people of Ireland with pro
found acknowledgment and grateful recognition.
Agreed to uuaniiuorsly.
1 o'clock a.m The Honse. wblie waiting for further
conference leports. Is a little inoi-e dlsoideily and
tumultuous thau at any preceding period of the
session. Few members reu'alu in their
seats, and many are on their feet all
tiie tune, and the area lu front of the C ertt's desk is
crowded with members endeavoring to get the recogni
tion of the Speaker, suggestions for a recess find no
favor. Tbe galleries, which were crowded early in the
Dlght. have now tew occupants.
The Seuate amendments to the Sonthcro Claims Ap
propriation Bill have been concurred in.
Monona to suspend the rules and pass the Senaa
blil appropriariug .'Oo.tX'-o fr a tlre-pioof building for
the National Museum, whs def-Mite-.l - yas yil, uaya 7o
not two-thirds voting 111 the atllrni.lttve.
1:20 A.M. A rniniou was ui.tiie to suspend the rules
and pass the bill with reference to pubno lauds.
Mr. Page was active in nresaina if.
Mr. Morrison remained of it that it waa a vicious and
Mr. Page, who was standing within two feef of him
in the are. said that was not true. AUereapon Mr. Mor
rison caught him by the coat with one baud.
No further deinoutrt;iou was made, the members
around quietly separaliog the disoutiiiils. mid busi
ness went on as if no sach Interruption had taken
Tue bill was rejected.
Mr. lioiuiau i ei orted that the conference on the
Legislative Appiopriattou Bill had been unan'.o to
ai'reo ou the l'resolcul's salary, aud moved a I art lor
Mr. Clymer, of the conferees, move 1 that the Honse
recede. Agreed to. the veus and nays being retused .
aud the President 'a s.ilary remains at. $aO,0(H). and the
legislative Appropriation BUI pissed.
1:45. M r. A tains, from the conference committee
on the Army Appropriation But, retains thev were un
able to agree ou tlie reduction of the army nno fornid.
ciugitsuBe in the Southern Staler. A iuither con
ference was granted.
2 A.M. Mr. Wells moved the passage of the bill to
refund and distrit nte f oM.OoO.OOO. the amount of tax
collected on rawcottou.
Tlie motion w as rejected, with few Votes In tbe affirmative.
Mr. Mills moved the adoption of a resolution to re
taiu in the service and pay all employes nnder the
iioor-kevper until the fust day of next seesion. Re-Jec-teiL
2:30. The House has taken a recess till 8 A.M.
HOUSE SUNDAY, March 4.
Continuation of Saturday Night's Sessiou.j
The House met at 8 A. M., aud after passing a few
private bills, took a recess for an hour.
When the House met, at H:J0. there was a large num.
ber of members present, but very lew spectatois in the
I he House having been called to order bv Mr. Cox.
Mr. Banks said that it was appropriate and cnsioniMiy
for the House to express its acknowiedgmHi;ts to the
Speaker of the Honse tor the assistsnce which he had
given it In the discharge of its important aud arduous
labors. There wore lew whoconid estimate Jitsfy ttie
difficulties which wero inseparably connected with thit
position, and it was but just that the House siiutii.
maite acknowlclciiient to pe.iscr Itandiill for Ihe tht- f
lty and impartiality with which he bail discharged llio
duties of his uliice. He therefore oU'vred the following
"Resolved. TSst the thanks of the House be tendered
to Speaker Samuel J. Randall, for the prompt, elto ieut
and impartial discharge of the duties of ins office dur
ing the present arduous snd important session of the
loi ty-tourth CotigrHss."
Mr. Holnisn sa.il it gave him great satisfaction te
second a resolution which p-nil Just compliment to a
fSnakerwho bai. through a moment of tne ureatcst
pen I to the country, discharged the hifch trust fanh
Mr. Wilson, of lows, said that speaker Randall had
been callei; npo:i to mie where the rules were not. A
law was given him. auo be conld oulv appeal lo that
law and to ais innate tense of Justice ami rigni, und
wheu the heat and passion cf the late contest bad
passed awav. every one would be compelled to admit
tnal tne speaker had discharged his ouliea wilh won
denul fldel-tv and prudence.
Hie resolution was iiUMiiliiKnisly adopted.
Mr. Atkins, Irom tho conference couinnttee on the
Army Afipiopriation bill, leported that the committee
had been unable to agit-e; he explained that tho com
mittee had uiade no progress whatever. It had uot
even been able to agree upon Ihe mmp.e qnest-iou of the
salary of the Geneisl of tlie Army: in respect to the
restrictive clause in the bill the Senate had been fouud
lmplaonble. As tar as tie was concerned, be could say
thst be bad takeu his positiou npou that question aud
he should not yield. He was not leady to take us
solemn nled'es tlie little rumors which had been rn-r-vading
the Capitol aud country as to the intended
pe.ace policy of the gcntUcinitn who wis abuiit to
himl tne reins ol Government. Hit-re
was nothing ill the flflli section of the
bill which militated against the Constitution. Then:
was noihing in it which pievented tin- preservation ot
peace; that rovi.iou sunplv Intended that the army
suould not be used lor the purpose of setting up lotion
borough gove; mucins over the wishes and sentiments.
if ttie southern states. 1 hero was hut a niuulo is.ue
iu the wboi- matter, and that, was whether or ioi the
arinv shoiiM be a iMiliric.il ongine. w iiich sliouM bo usi d
in biiililiug up tlie poiiiical parties of the counti v.
Mr. Foster, menu-cr of tiie coiilerence cominiftee,
said that if the restrictive piovislous of the bill weie.
disposed of. tiie committee c "ild oasiiy agree as to the
other questions. While lie in. I hot stand lu re to sp' tik
ler anybody, yet he wished lo aak the genu. men or c e
j-outu'was It wise at tills time, when a. I ti e lndu o'.iniis
pointed to a change oi ivoimr of tin Adnilnis. ration, to
fotce upon the Senate such a lirovisuml The quest hid
presented itseif win tner Ihe House, by presaibg such a
provisiou, would fotce :iu cxti i si s 'ion.
Ml. AtKins nafce'l Mr. eui-ter if he labored tho policy
of wirlidiawiug the troops from South ( sro'liri aud
Tiouictana. and letting the people of thoe Stairs r gu
latc their atlaus in their oivn v, ay.
Mr. Foster I heuove in the doctrine T rnnonnced
here the othir diiy: That lliti llag should Uoat over
States, uot provinc.-s.
Mr. Banks agreed with Mr. Atkins that pledges from
menluorout of ohlce ariiounied lo nothing, but ho
wished to call attention to ihe lact that the i on-i:t n
turn Tnaile tiie President the ('oli.inaniler-liia hlel of ihe
arinv. and that this fiitfi si eiioti u the hi 1 wi alii 1 of
no u.oie recount, if a President thuurht tlie uso ot
troops necessary, than the whistling of a h iml org, n.
If it were necessary to meserve the public p-ac. the
army would de ub-.d, and any Piesidonl would willingly
hold himself responsible.
Mr. Gartleid said that, tho Constitution made it a
swoiuduiyol the President pi pi. serve I --ace. and n.
was of ni consequence lo say that he should not he
allowed the use of the ntniv. It would dtsnonor any
administration to t-luickie it with such a provision, if
the geiitlenirn believed tbat they conld nceomp lf-b a
pmiiose in the ilirectioii of peace by putting a do-, a
menace upon the incoming administration, they neither
understood human nature nor the gi-netuHiiy which
dwelt iu the heart of tran.
Mr. I ueker-Tlieii ihe gentleman cfb rs a threat?
Mr. (i.nlieid Not at sll. He contii.oed to say thrt
ever situe ttie war Iw.tb sof iii.iiM of the countrvhad
been Piled Willi cist rust, and now, lu the last Inuii s ot
a Congress, the Dcinocrsiic paiiy would put that Con
gress iu a place where t-vil-uiiniicd meu in the
North would say that, tiie loeu wbo L id once been in
rebellion weie (I tenulTO-d to i-hactlle the Presnleat
and Ihe armv mid prevent llu m from keeping the
neace. Ho asked the genilem n whether that was a
prudent sua magnanimous course.
Mr. Heui aiioressi'd the House, and sn'd that tbe
present question was one cf principle. Tho supremo
mouieut had arrived when the House coiu.i show
whether or not It would exercise its constitutional
right. To the gent ietnon from the South he could pay.
now was the tune to stand tip. for If tin y stisid up it
could tie suld, "Hold upvoui tiead, for voiir deluer
ance drawetn nigh " Was this tho time to give way,
when the Itepnb'ican party was about to place a false
hood in tbe forehead of ihe Nation I ,Vo: decmedly no I
The Constitution said that tlie United states should
guarantee to every siate a republican form of govern
ment, aud protect It against oometic violence. Din
gentlemen believe the Pies. dent was the person to
do thai? Did the gentleman from Massachu
setts Mr. Banks believe tbe President had a
right to rnaicli an army into M issachuxelts
and declare that it did noi have a republican govein
nientl Tbat power ought to bo taken away from him.
'1 he people had seen au army used lo elect a President.
There was not a man so mind as not to see that. Rut
for the use of trooos in South carollua and Louisiana
the president would uot have been elected who was to
take the oath ol office in a few iiouis. Ife appealed to
tiie Democrats lo otedown once for all the monstrous
doctrine that the Piesldent could nse the army as be
t At this time the sun. which had been obsonred, shone
into tne nan. ami. aiuiusi t-ueeis auo isuuiner ou mo
Remililican side, be continued, as fol ows: 1
1 tyke that as a good omen. Let us stand firm. Tf
the Senate chooses to sav that you shall not have the
Annv Bill unless you give mc i-iesmeui uie power to
keep Cbso-.lieilmn and Packard in power, then let them
lake that responsibility, if they dai'e. Appiause from
the Democralic sine. I
Mr. Atkins I wish to say to the gentleman from
Ohio (Mr. Gaifleldj that the Southern members on this
floor are the peers oi tbat gcunemcu in patriotism,
wr Banks We don't (lof that, and when
he refers to tbe Idea of relieliioii, I think he lnteuds
to declare lhat there is linkiug in tho hearts ot
themeuibsra ou this floor a want of fealty to govern
tnent. . . , , .,
Mr. Garfield denied any snch Intention.
xi r Atirins t am glad tr.e gpiificman makes dis-
claim er, because I want to say that I am tor the flng;
I sin for the Union: I am for tho Constitution. Is the
gentleman for the Constitution!
k, v iorO.,1,1 lam.
Mrl Towuseud, of New York We always rejoice
hM tho er in nn not when it is down. I Laughter. 1
The House then iuslsted on its disagreement to the
Senate amendments, and theSpeakei appoiulod Messis.
Arklim. Morrison and Foster as conferees ou the part
,if Mia HmlKft.
Mr. Holman, from confereccs committee on sundry
Civil Apnlopnarions m.i, insoe n rrtwoai i" .i" . .s.
The reading of the report, which was unintelligible,
from tho fact tliat as usual in conference rean ta. Us
referenco to various amendment in depute was by
number and not subject, occupied an hour, and during
tliat time tho nitlux of spectators luto tbe gailencs was
e itlicienr to crowd tin in to their utmost rapacity.
Theie app-iired to ne a tuner attendance oi mem.
i.em rhnn ar snv tieiii d of the session. A large num.
her of ii, i sons had been admitted to the floor
of the Houee, sod between the press and rush of busl
liens, which the speaker was doing his utmost to accel
erate, th hum of conversation and general exclfemi-nt
fuciCeiitrotiiecloseofCongiess.it was very uitficnit
to understand tirecmely tho business that was being
transacted, most or ir, now ever, consisieo or resoiu
Hons to eiure the psy of additional employes of tue
llmikA or lo m-ovide Increased liny for tiiem. Ail of
these got through, notwithstanding the opposition of
Among the other items or onsiness none at this point
was the discharge of a conference commntce on the
bill to limit and fix ihe signal fcuvlce corps, the ooui-
ltls-e not being able to agree.
when the reading of tfie conference report was fin
ished, Mr. llolinau said he had Intruded to exphnu the
n nort. but tlieie was not now time lo ao so. .e moved
the sdoption of theieport. Agreed to.
m r. I loo so. of Tconesre. moved to suspend the rules
and pass the Semite bill to psy to Peres Dickinson, of
wuh'hvw. "," - v j ......... v w . u-
aide's corps in fortifications sionnd Knoxvilie.
i he vote being taken oy tne tellers, resulted yea
U ya Mitd nit veie tutsHcavd bj nr. Heimait ,
and after close count the Speaker stated that thei
This cause great deal ef excitement, because 11
waa evident that the taking of tbe vote In tbat wal
would nse up the remaining three-quarters of an houn
even If the vote could be concluded before noon.
Mr. Tucker thereupon demanded, ami Insisted on b
demand, that the question of ordering tbe yeas snd nays
alliluUl ne riec.ltlttd hv a vole bv fodlcr.
That vote showed yeas S4. nays 132. So over
one-nftb vntinr In favor thereof, tlie yeas and nsra
wers ordered, and resulted yetut lltt, uays OU. Bo tho
Din was passed.
The roil was called with nnnsnat rapidity, and the
reading of tbe names dispensed with, so thst it wad
only ll:3o A. M. when the result was aunonuced.
Immediately thereattvr Mr. Morrisou, Iroin the last
conlercnce committee on tho Army Appropriation Bn),
rose to make a report. As soon as tbere was some de.
gree oi quiet restored, bo said that there were several
subject in controversy, out lhat all of them might b
touiiiKMiaioo excepi one, and 1 bat wss the null sec
tion ot tbe bill, w hich related io the use of the army IU
Louisiana and south (siollua. In order that the
noose might know exactly ou what its conferees
insisted, he had renneed to writing the substance of It,
""" ' s ii s .less io ue lead.
The Clerk read as loll iws-
' The conferees on the part of the Ifonse, while no
insisting on mo icnei oi in nitll Bee I ion of the Army
Appropriation Rill, maintained that they would con
sent to the passage of no Army Apprnnrtntinii Hill
which should nut contain such restrictions on the
President iu regard to the ue of United Slates troops
in l.ouisiaua ss will prevent him li-nin Installing and
maintaining lire A'acaaru Government." I Manifesta
tion so! apiiiause. I
Mr. Brown, of Kentucky Why Is South Carollua
M r. Morrison Tho same rrincltile obtains as to it.
Mr. Brown Then that Is ttodelsfoou to apply to boffif
ir. Morrison ee. sir. the oiiiereuce oi opinio
between the iwo Utium d is so radical as to make n uu-
nec-hsary to attempt any agreement on tho subb-cr.
The Sens(e conferees Insist tliat no restriction shall be
put on the discretion of the l'l-esiifent in the matter tl
tue use el noons in Louisiana and souiu Carolina.
Mr. r'osiei- otiio. or any wuere else.
Mr. Cox ibis is no legislation in one sense. In the
Kansas matter years ago the Rcimbtican nuide a sim
ilar issue in the famous fight on the Anny Bill, when
they weie led by lle.iiry inter Davis, lint the liine
tor argument is past. Tina b-dl h's failed la-cause
lorce and fraud have prevaib'd. 'iiab." snd other ex.
piessions of contempt from llio Benub lean side of the
House. I rorce ami fraud. VI tien I said fraud, I did
not point io you, genriemen. t Laughter. J
Mr. Foster, another member ol the c inference com
mltree. rose to make a proposition.
The speaker ito Mr. Morrisoul Will the gentleman
from Iiuuoi indicate what motiuu he desires to sub
Mr. Morrison That the House adhere to if dls-
agrecmeut. i ''That is it." aud other manifestation ot
apuioval on Democratic sido.l
Mr. Foster then sulituilied bis proposition, which
wr.s in the shape of a uew bill, appropriating one. hail
the sum appropriated bv the last Armv Apniopiiation
Bill, If l'2.!l!i.l,5Mli, for h.llf the fiscal yesr.
A shower ol objections came from the Democrat io
Blue or the House.
Mr. Foster If the Honse Is nnwilling to make an
sppropriatiou for half a year, let the appropriation be
utane for three months.
I I his proMslttou was t ejected In like manner on the
Democratic Mile of Uie House, witii shout ot ' Not for
three dm s." "isot lor one day." Great excitement. 1
Mr. Foster Then the responsibility roust rest on
M r. Morrison and others We take the responsibility.
The yeas and navs were thi n ordered ou Mr. Mor.
rison's motion to adhere, and the roil-caij was begun at
jirn.i, auiin great contusion aim excitement.
When the liBnds un tlie clock dial indicated five min-
nfea before noon, and when it was a physical impossi.
btlitv to conclude tlie call, the speaker inteirupied If,
rose aud delivered his valedictory, as follows:
"Gk.STI.tMI- N ug TUB HOI. -IK OK Rl THkeKNTATi VPS .
The speakership, always a resiousibie position and
full of embarrassments, Itasatthis scssiou imposed un
usttal and vexatious burdens. 1 have discharged tlie
dunes of Ihe high posttiou with unfaltering confidence
lo ihe candor and fairness of the House, aud resolute
put pose to do right a( eveiy hszaxd. For the Hist tliuo
in many years a Democratic Horwe of Representatives
lots occupied this hail, aud responded with untiring in
dustry to Ijie universal sentiment fur rcforiiulii the line.
eminent, and the re-establishment of peace thrutigliotit
the Reoabiic. Fraud and corrupt lou have been ex
posed and orifie odious. The expenditures of tlie
Aumlnistratiou have been enormously reduced. 'o
new taxes have been levied, and every description of
undue ai piopriation ot tlie public, uiouev has bieu
preventei,, and in ihis regard the House has met tbe
nubile I'emami and expectation. In respect to polit
ical venid. Mie sessiou has been one ol tuo most crit l.
ral in our lustoiy. 1 he majority In this House leprescnt-
nig a maturity oi au tne votes in the union, anu as wo
believe and know, a mutoi liv of tha Kiectois diuv
chosen at the recent election for Presioent and Vice
Presideut. has lieen made to choose between acquies
cence iu usurpation and reaching the right throu4h
civil comnioi ion. The Democratic paity yielded tcfno-
raiy possession ol the Administration rauier thau en
Liil upon the po iple a civil war with all lis atteudaut
horrors. Thei e are seme who will condemn tho per
mission we have given to the results of law which was
not admiulstereii vu tbe spirit of Its cieuiion, nor. as we
lieheve. according to the letter of Its provisions. We
have done ail this in deference to tlie danger of anar.
chy a',d bloothert. lime will surely leuiedy these
wrongs, for there is iu II. e American uilml a Ocsiie to
do JusUae. and we must await that remedy, it
must cotue. impatient as wo shall 1h lor Us
arrival. Until then wedrm.ind, as we hive the right, to
demand, the reign of equal iusticc; thai Uie aword
shall ceaso to strike piosfialo Lie governments
of ttie states; that tiie civil nhall be sntieiior to tho
military ruin, and thst the people sbsll be freed now
aud forever fiom the sh-i.-kles ol the recent mlsguveru
ment. 1 Hincei.lv Itniiili you. one and all, for your
parting words ot appioval. and with the wish that each
and eveiY ineinbcr may .s.t.eiMet.uin to his home, it
nu'y lerniillis for mo t d. -Clare Hint tho const it ul lottiil
limit ition of trie Forty. toiirth Cougiesa has been
reicbed aud Ibal ihe ilouao slamli aojuurucsl without
As ihe Speaker closed, an the members rose to their
el. and liotu the 1'einiierallc side and liuiu the g.-.llx-
les came ciieeio ate.
iiin.ls of aniil.-tiise.
then Clilue sceni
ol leave.iaklna:, and In half an
')V the scene ol so much tii'utilt.
hour the hall so bit
pu-Moti ami exclle'ii
nt, was donci ted and silent, aud
thus closed i!,e Foi f v-lourtli ( obgross.
.vri i l n regard lo the question ei an extra session
in cei:eq:!.-n,:e of the failure of ibo Aunv Appmpiia
lion Bill, tbe tepuiter has recently been inform"! by nn
oilicial ( f Ihe U ai- I lopartineiif , likely lo be well s.s"l d.
ih .t im.livr ui-. ii.nt ,f un ,,UI l:iivil..i lUi uii.l
'Shvt l-ei artineiita can tin carried on lor two years
w ithout any sp-cial af propi iuiion. Tliat la, that l ne
tliaftsof tlnfi li'liiTiihi.l U si and tho Navy w i l bo
houoieil by the Tleasllrv Ilepai tineot. If that he hi,
llieu t be calling ol uu extra session is nut aitocliioi a
mutter of cci lainty. 1
XLVIll C0SGHES3-EXECUTIYE SESSION.
TYcst,rn AsuiK-Intttl Pr Itenort.
SKNATTJ WAhfirvi.TMN, March t.
Promptly at noon, PrcioidVut UayeM an eK-rrHiflrnt
f. i b nt, accompanied by&cnatoia iion ill and Hour, vt
tlie Committee; ot ArruiiC meiits, uti'tl the fcSinutd
( liauiotT, l y tlie mam Miimiicr, mid wre bhowo to
HOiM vroviiltM. tor t!i'in lu ihe urea m flout ot tlifl ulc
ot the preening offlcor.
T!i HnaTv wjis Uu ii cnUai to or!iT hy Pi iT' tury
f-i hum, mid liiiplum Kiuii.criaiiU oil -it jn,.Y'r- In.
h-T'K .Mcixmalil nail l.io 1-rocl.iiii.uUim convening tiio
St'inti in I'X.ia .Sv-hmhii.
?;r. HhhiIiii HiitMint ttl th follow. hit:
ipoiVHil, That I Lie mih of .tltlre uttmiiif.'N rcn
liy t-M-iiau.r Tmintfiv O. iio wo lo Ttjmnua W. hriy, .
na.oi -t uvi iroin i ai' m im oi lUH'iiiu.iii, Mho mat, in .
hf .tint lit it'hv inWumjiU rrofciucul ul Uio bou.tle pi.
The oath it olM- e was th-n flflminlplered to Mr. l-
ry. it ml. upon t.tkute llio r.iiair, ho x.iirl:
Hri:tli h, arfpt Ttiv rHiK-.-re m:l; tMiwlflarintiit
thiH icm'wal ol your roin tiMV biiiI confMuct. 1 will
oiic-niTm tiou Itic niiilt uf triH I'liai;. '
lie tlM'ii diicctMl the S4 riftaiy to cntl the roll of H
ttrs new ly ric t d, soil riiit--UHi Uiciu Ut iin-.
ttniinriHi vh in (oil ! h to be HWurn lu. Tho nrwlf ei
Kt Liuloi m weifl tlK'ii rtallftt, una Umv wt iu t-m-4
to Witt iU-HH oi wi3 pirsi'iinir onu-fr vv lacir win 4
Vth m the oath w;d uuiimn den-d to them Iti the loll m
ink order: Henry H. Anrliony, .fiiin-s i. tinn, Jari'l
t. Hlaine. deoico F. itonr, !avid Da vim. Sail
..n T L'irrvn ul Inlin If M f rir-,..in I'muinu I
I'mmb. KdwBid ii. HiiliiiH. I'.ij KHiiishurc, Itfiuy :
Tellei, V, .main Wiiiilmii. Kict'ard l omv A. II. fimiuti
1. . ll'trrirt iti Tijunu 11. llilJ, Juhu W. Johuitlvii iiu V
Malt. W. lUiiiH.Mii. X
W heu the liniiie of Wra. Titt KUlomr, of I,oti. Minna,
was railed, thfre hfug no Senator fioiu t'mt SimU , Mr.
Id calls encin tMl bun to tho rt k of tne nrehiiMute itmer.
Mr. Hofv olij-i'fflil t ttie oh(Ij beiiii Ailinniirtiei,d to
KcllorK. anil aatd ho nbjwted to him heiuK twoin in
b era line tJie (Senate knew there wmo two ley lautt iiren
in Louiamua, ami rite 1 ae h'tonld le referred to ih
('oDiiuittee on Frivi eaf-a pnd Isientmns fer a report mm
to whieli oT these ixiilbitituie have lliu right to elecila
Mr. Anthony Bnbmit! a resolution that the creden
tn)m of the hntintorM-eh ct In ail th (IIhpuUmJ or cou
teeted MtatP lie upon The table until to moirow.
Mr, Thuiman aid thia wan rniliera daugenma exferl
meat to adopr a KneiHl resoinllon, km nnder 11, any
captmua oldrction could prevent a Senator heiUK nwm a
In. He thouirht each cari had better tttind on it own
inertia, and therefore move! ameixl tti reHolution au
an to provide that the etp'lenliuli ol wtu. i'. KeiloK
lie upon the Tilde until lo-moirow.
Mr. t OLklttiK paid, while he rnneurred in the vlew
tho Senator from Ohio 1; i r. j nnruian ne urrtreHi'0.
henftte wan eittmir now rather tor a cr'inoiual ptu
than for the pitriiowo of hniineH, and it w;u4 uot tl
M.titA tii ho drftHlued Uv reiicetd diviwin.
Mr. ThtirniMti thru withdrew the amendmeut,
tiie resolution or M r. Anthony waa agreea to,
Mr. Kelloafir wan not Hwotn in.
1ST. H pence r otiie ted to Lheiwith hdnn odtnlniHU'rea
to the Senator eltt irom Alabama aud .MiMr-i.-.M)j,fj
J(hn T. Moruaii and U Q. C. 1 aninr on neeonni, of
evtrtei.re now h(tnt the 'ominlttee on I'livlletren uut
Klf'tiotia. Their eredeitlmiH were, therefore, lai't on
the table until to-morrow, and tbe oath waa not atluiiu
latered to 1 hem.
'Jha TtrBi'ieut pro trmport an no nn red that them
were two heta of ci tMienttala from HoutU Caioilna. audi
there waa hut on vir-auey.
M r. Gordon obJect4Ml v the oath beina aflmmtntered
to nor one cUitnin a ee.ot from that Mate, and tbo
cred"utifll8 of Mr ( orbin and Mr. llntlcr were laid
I.alayettw itover, Henator-elecl fYom Orejron, did not
renp ntd 10 the null for hie nam.
'1 h euaion not object d lo hnvlna heeo aworn in,
Mr. I-'erry ak'd if 'he Vice Freinrtent ot the I'rttedj
fctte eleet wwd reartv to tuke tte oath of otm-e. Aftr
a tew rampte .Mr. H heiei entered t he chamber, hao
inf od ttie arm of Mr. McCrary, of tho ('ouiniitttw of
A rTanjrenienl, and waa eneoi fed 10 the Uetik of the j-ie-aidinir
ftieer, when Mr. Frry a itd:
I iiave (Treat nlenaure in uiesHfit'nir the Vlee Preal.
dent of the Untrert rtrat-."
Mr. iiamlin aubm:tiel a reaolntloa that a commltTe
of three heiiritor be aiipolnUf hy iho Vice rrxanient to
wait upon th ir'nil'ht of the IJinted iM.ito ati't In
form him that a nuoiutnof the Henato wn) bo p e-ied
to rmeiveauy couiuiujjlcatiou he inty pu pienacd to
Aareed tn, nnd Meira. Hamlin. Morton and 2lanom
were appoint! anrh 4yitnrntttee.
Mr. Moruu omved thai, wnen the enjt adjourn to
day. It he to meet ou Wednesday at 22 o'clock.
Mr. Ilatuliu oipfeed tho motion, aivl nttid wTipu the
committee ationld wait uu'in the Fienidenf he would.
no ilouut, reply he waa reaily to tommnuicaU) wit h tt.m
Heoato Immediately. Titer foie the Senate ahuuid ta
lu aesmon to receive auch roDiummcarifm.
Mr. Morton withdrew his motion, aud tba Renal, at
1:35, adjourned until noon ro-rcorrow.
Tri Union FmiDo Katlroad Compaor baa de
oidejl to cunatruot aud equip a branch rood to th
Black Hilla. ' Three rootea r to be aurreyed Una
priutf, und the work of construction will be he nun
aa anon aa tho tine la Iold. IUO btkiitiU wili