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LITTLE PBOSFECT FOR AH EARLY ATJOUBJI
MEN! OF COSQEES8.
BIO. SCHEME FOB CHk4P T UA5 SPOUT ATI05"
TO THE 8EABOABU.
A u Indiuninn's Plan of Inflation and Savins
CJVELY DEBATE ON THE .ARMY BILL,
WHICH IS FINALLY FINISHED WITHOUT
TEXAS TO HATE FOCR FCLXi CAVALRY
Democrats Alarmed at Their Work, and Ad
journ la Confusion.
Duties of the House Commerce Committee To
President's Fatherly Talk to the Fonca Indians.
A FIVE HOUP.S CAUCUS OF REPUBLICAN
Bights of the President Under Tenurs-of-OfSco
inkling's Attempt to Ilake a Fight Against Demo
Eeportei Kick of the Syndicate Against Bemonet
Talk about Adjournment.
WAsnrsGTON, November T. The members who
want to make a show of a disposition to shorten
this extra session have settled upon the 28th in
stant as the day npon wblob they can secure
united action. Generally, however, the idea
seems to be that the session will contlnne virtual
ly until the opening ot the regular session, Decem
ber 6. There is now no special reaoon for baste,
many think, and it Is hoped that, by continuing
thU sosston to the end, the regular session may
not draw oat to such a great length as has been
The Most Extensive Scheme
Which the House Committee on Railroads and
Civnals Is called npon to examine tms session Is
that of the so-called Cheap Transportation Rail
road from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to New York,
which is being urged ry Eastern and some West
ern parties. The project consists of a steel rati,
double track freight railway, Intended to afford
cheap transportation of cereals from the West to
the seaboard, in order, as the projectors put it,
that the United States may compote with Russia
and other countries in the grain markets of Eu
rope. A Big- InflstloB Scheme.
Representative Baker, of Indiana, delivered
himself of as inflation scheme to day in the shape
of a bill to make and issue fJOO,000,000 in legal
tender notes, redeemable in coin npon presenta
tion to the Treasury of the United States, and re
ceivable in payment of all debts and demands,
pnblis and private. Including Import duties, ex
cept where, by the terms of existing contract,
payment In cold is expressly provided for. These
notes are to be issued and paid out at the mints
to depositors or gold and silver bullion, to the
amount of flrty dollars at a time, to the credit of
the United States, at tho rate of one dollar in
notes for every 412l4 grains of standard
silver, or 23 8-10 grains of standard gold depos
ited. Such of these notes as shall be received
In the Treasury by redemption In payment of
taxes or import duties, or otherwise, shall not be
canceled, but shall be paid out and disbursed as
other moneys in the Treasury. The bullion de
posited is to be coined, as may be practicable, into
the various coins provided by law, in such propor
tions and denominations as the business interests
of the country may demand, and of the coin so
struck a reserve 6ball be kept on hand, for the
purpose of redemption, equal to one-fourth of the
amount ot said notes Issued and In circulation,
and any coin in the Treasury in excess thereof
shall be paid ont and disbursed pursuant to law.
Washington, November 8. The nomination
of John Welsh to be Minister to Great . Britain
was confirmed without any opposition, the
few moments that were spent on his case
having been consumed In remarks In support of
the nominee. Don Cameron's position In favor of
Mr. Welsh having been made known, there was no
further ground for any opposition, which might
otherwise have been shown by a few Senators who
were willing to nphold Cameron In whatever rea
sonable contest be might have made.
Debate on the Army Bill.
WAsmwoTON, D. C, November 10. To-day's de
bate on ihe Army Bill was even more Interesting
and spirited than on tha two preceding days.
Booker, of Mississippi, proposed an amendment
prohibiting tbe use of the troops In the States for
election purposes, which was In direct opposition
to the sentiments and wishes expressed by more
than two-thirds of the Democrats In the House
caucus last Thursday night.
General Hooker attempted to explain that It was
not Intended as s rebuke to President Hayes, but
was in aCbord with the doctrine that "the price of
liberty is eternal vigilance."
General Garfield opposed tbe amendment with
considerable earnestness, arguing that It
shackled tbo administration. He referred to tbe
lack of caution in 1861, and remarked that a lesson
ought to be learned from the result or being un
prepared at that time; besides he Insisted that it
was wrong to bring np this question at this
moment, when the soldier Is in need of his pay.
Speaker Randall bad put a substitute in the
Chair and gone down on the floor to help sustain
his committee which bad gotten into such a
bad fix. and also to endeavor to
marshal tho Democratlo forces, which
were in confusion. His attempt was to divert the
discussion into another course and to saddle on to
Garfield and tbe Republicans tbe responsibility
for Ihe non-payment of tbe army, by saying that
tbo President could have afforded relief to tbe
army by calling a Bpeclal session of Congress at
an earlier date than he did.
Messrs. Goode, ol Virginia, and Ellis, of Louis
iana, spoke in opposition to the amendment, urg
ing that it was tbe part of tbe Southern people
who asked to be frosted to place their trust In
Messrs. Mills, of Texas, and Henkte. of Mary
laud, were the only members who indorsed Mr.
Hooker's amendment, the latter arguing that jeal
ousy of those high in power is the safeguard of
tbe people, while confidence is tbe cradle of des
potism. He said that he bad been almost read out
of the Democratic party last spring for not want
ing to trust that great body, the Supreme Court;
"but," said he, "they kept out the legally elected
President, a. though they gave us the best one we
have had within twenty -five years."
During tbe debate a dispatch to Chairman At
kins, from the Adjutant General of the army, was
read, stating that an increase u tbe army of 639
men bad oconrred since the communication of the
number of tbe army was made on tbe 30th of Oo
tobcr, by General Saerman. That gave Mr. Atkins
an opportunity to charge that the law was being
violated, by recruiting tho army, and again be so
fur lost bis temper as to charge when be was cut
en from further debate that the committee had
been cheated out of its time in tbe committee of
the whole, which discourteous remark he after
wards retracted, upon a point made against him
tby Mr. Conger.
An amendment was adopted which embraces
the points of tbo compromise entered into to-day
bet ween tbe committee and tho Texas members,
by which four regiments of cavalry are to be
placed along tbe Rio Grande.
The bill was completed in the committee of the
whole, and would probably have been passed by
the House to-dayhad It not been for the misman
agement on tbe part of the Appropriations Commit
tee. After the previous question had been ordered m
the House, Chairman Atkins attempted to
make an explanation in regard to the
first amendment, during which be was to
notify the House that the differences among the
Democratic members bad been settled, and that
the amendments of the previous days were to be
revoked by tne aid of tbe vote of the Texas mem
bers. Ho was cut off, however, by a point of or
der against tho debate, and amid confusion
among the Democrats he moved to adjourn, which
motion was promptly adopted, although the Dem
ocrats were at a loss to know why It was so hasti
ly done. . --
By the time the bill comes up again, however,
it will have been explained that the amendments
allowing the recruiting up to 25,000 men are to be
Mr. Hooker's amendment was rejected by a teller
vote ol 38 ayes against 137 nays, nearly all of those
who voted for it being of the filibusters who at
tempted to defeat the Electoral count. Notice wan
given that a vote upon It by ayes and nays would
be demanded in the House, which tbe Republicans
would be glad to have taken in order to
make a record of those Democrats who are anxious
to shackle the Administration, but an objection
was made, wbiob cuts off the right to call up the
amendment in tbe House.
Another of Speaker BasdalPs Committees
Is to be npset and its Importance considerably
diminished. For a number of years past tbe Com
merce Committee of the House has assumed
charge of the River and Harbor Appropriation
Bill, but its right in this respect is questioned by
the Committee on Railways and Lands, which has
in late years been regarded as a sort
of third or fourth-rate committee.' The
latter has considered this matter, and has
decided to assert Its rights. A resolution Is there
fore to be offered in the House, probably on Mon
day, declaring that all bills for tbe improvement
of rivers and harbors belong to this committee A
similar question was raised In 1852 by Dick Yates,
of Illinois, and tben discussed by Messrs. Stephens,
Hyman, and others, tbe House deciding that all
such bills should be referred to tbe Railways and
Canals Committee. Two years later the title ot
tbe committee was changed to railways,
canals and harbors, and tb8 committee now
finds that nothing but usage has taken tho title
and bills away from the Committee. Seoretary
McCrary, who was chairman of the Committee
while in the House, and who, as Secretary of War,
is charged with tbe expenditure of moneys appro
priated by the river and barbor acts, is in accord
with the purpose to give these bills to the Com
mittee on Railways, Canals and Harbors, to which
he says they properly belong. To take this bill
away from tbo Commerce Committee would be to
largely increase the importance of tbo Railway
and Canal Committee, raising It to the
rank of about second-rate, while it
would proportionately detract from and
reduce the standing of the Commerce Committee.
Tbe House sustained a point somewhat similar to
this by referring the Sliver Bill to tbe heretofore
indifferent Committee on Coinage, Weights and
Measures, against the wishes of the Banking and
Currency Committee, which wanted to monopo
lize all matters pertaining to money In any shape;
and tbe influence of the Appropriations Committee
has been greatly lessened by tbe defeats sustained
on the Army Bill. Altogether, Mr. Randall's chief
committees are having a Bard time, and it looks
as If, in one or two instanoes at lease the remark
of Mr. Morrison, that "The tail wfll wag the body
of the Committee," would be verified.
A Stir Kong by the Syndicate.
It Is stated that tbe European-American bond
syndicate has given notice to tbls Government
that, in view of tbe probability ot tbe passage of
the bill remonetlzlng silver, they will not continue
their contract for placing our four-per-cent.
bonds. This purpose will not be carried out if
tbe bill shall be so amended as to
provide for tbe payment of the principal and
interest npon our bonds in gold, and It Is nrged
that if tbe argument of the silver men Is correct,
that silver will be at par with gold If remonetized.
there can be no objection to such an amendment as
that mentioned, which would allow bondholders
tbe option . as to receiving gold or silver,
Caucus of Republican Senators.
The Republican Senatorial caucus held this
afternoon was tbe most lengthy since tbe days of
tbe San Domingo controversy and tbe fight over
the deposition of Senator Sumner from the Foreign
Relations Committee. It convened at 12 o'clock
noon and .continued until half-past S o'clock In
the evening. It was called ostensibly for
tbe consideration of the Louisiana Senatorial
contest, but the debate was wide in its range,
taking in the questions of appointments to office,
civil service reform and the rights of the President
fonder tbe tenure of office law. Tbe main object
was to arrive at an agreement by which tbe wishes
of Senators from tbe several States might
be conceded to nd npbeld In rela
tion to appointments to Federal
offices In their respective States. This could not
be amicably agreed upon, nor did some other less
objeotionable propositions receive tbe approval of
Senators are exceedingly reticent about the
proceedings, and' they evade inquiries npon
the subject by such remarks as that
the caucus began at 12 o'clock, and
continued until about balf past S, and that the re
sult was entirely harmonious. On tbeotber band,
certain Senators indicate, by mysterious manners
or significant shrugs of the shoulders, that there
was very little barmonioueness. As a consequence
tbere is wild speculation.
Conkllng is reported to bave made the main part
of bis opposition to the Administration on the ap
pointment of Democrats to office, and especially
in the Southern States. In fact, this objection was
tbe principal one raised by the Senators, and one
ot the objects of tbe conference was to arrive at
some plan to defeat the nominations of Democrats.
It is given out, in connection with the caucus,
that Cbristiancy as regards the President's ap
pointments is to be classed with tbe Independents
as a supporter of the Administration.
At tbe same time, it is not known definitely
that he said anything which would lead
to this conclusion. Booth is reported to be a
supporter of the Administration. While no action
was taken which is binding, yet it was virtually
agreed to oppose all the appointments of
Conkllng in his speech denied many of the
statements credited to bim in purported inter
views recently published in New York papers.
Western Associated Press Telegrams.
PRESIDENT'S BEFLY TO THE PONCA ISDIAK3.
Washington. November 10 The Ponoa Indians
were at tbe Executive Mansion this afternoon,
and heard tbe response of tbe President to their
statements. Tbe President said:
"My friends, I bave carefully considered what yon
have aald to me. I know yoa have always been good
friends 10 tbe wbite people. There la none of their
blood on your bands. You have always ilBtened to
what tbe Government of tbe white people has said to
you, and yon have done what yon were
told to do. You have therefore my
sincere and hearty sympathy, and 1 will do all
I cai to help you. Yon were removed from your old reser
vation to guard yoa from collision with otaer Indians
who were onfiiendly toyou. 1 desire vrra should live
in peace and security. For tbls reason yon were taken
away from tbe Missouri Klver, and for tbe same rea
aon I tblnk it would not be good for yonr own welfare
that yon shou'd travel back so great a distance to tbe
same place. Your people are now in vbe Indian Terri
tory, together with other IntUau tribe who are friend
ly to yon. ar.d with whom you can live in poace and
Yon cum plain tbat on tbe land you now occupy you
are exposed to much annoyance from bad men wbo
teal vonr cattle and pontes, and demoralize yonr peo.
pie with whisky. Mlndlnl of your condui t I desire to
consult yonr wishes. Tbere is much rood land in the In
dian Territory further away from tne w lute settlements,
where you will not be exposed loaucb annoyances. For
the land which vouileft on the Missouri Klver yon shall
have a tract as large and aa fertile, with .plenty ot tim
ber and many water courses. I will permit you to
send out some of yonr chiefs to mske the selection for
yonr people among the lands which still belong to the
Government in the Indian Territory.
The land so selected you shall bave.anfl cultivate it and
raise cros and cattle for yourselves and yonr children.
I know vou left behind yon, on tbe Missouri Hiver, log
cabins and agricultural iaiplemeut-t. 1 shall see to It
tbat on the lands vou are to occupy houses shall be
lmitr for von as good as ihoseyoubad on ihe Missouri
River, and you shall yourselves be employed In build
ing ihem, and be paid for the work you do. I will also
ascertain what agricultural Implements you left behind
ynn. ana yoa snail no snppne-i nun a like quantity,
an! also witu cattle, so tbat you shall lose nothing. I
will tiy to see to it you have schools for your cbildreu
to give them knowledge of ratinv tutors that are good
for them, and to biiug them up in iuaustrious Habits.
I know that the first settlement in a new conntry is
attended with much hardship, and I sympathise with
you, but if you go to work with a good heart, making
good use of your time m planting fields and raising
crops, yonr condition will soon be-better, and- vou will
be prosperous and contented, as are the many thousand
Indiana who settled there- before yon. . When the white
people first oame to tbe country through which yon
have trsveled on yonr way here, and in which you
bave seen such flourishing farms and large towns,
they also were poor, and they suffered, much
hardship, but they went to work with
courage and Industry, and they became as neb
and happy as you .now see them. You must follow
their example and go to work, and thus yoo will soon
better your condition. If you do tha t, I snail remember
the Ponoaa as good Indians, aud I shall do all that Is in
my Dover to lend yoa a helping haml. I mean to be a
good friend to yoa aa you have been to tne white peo
ple. 1 bave been glad to see yon here, and my best
wishes will be with you in your new homes.
The President's address concluded, the Indians
all expressed a desire to confer further with tbe
President next week, saying they had additional
complaints to make.
Btunding Buffalo said he was rmlv afraid of the
whites in his present location, not of tbe ludiaus.-
ttefore closing the Interview tbe president said:
"I want to say a few words more to my good friends.
I understand tbat they do not quite know whether they
may go back to tbe old Ponca Agency where they came
from. That land baa been giveu ud to other people, so
hey can not bave it sgain, bnt I want to give as good
tand as the Government has in tbe Indian Territory."
SOUS P0IKT3 OF THE SENATORIAL CAUCUS
Administration Bitterly Arraigned by
ling and Edmunds.
AN AGREEMENT TO INVESTIGATE DEMO
Failure of an Attempt to Commit Senators in
the Kellogg Case.
Proceedings of the Senatorial Caucus.
Washington. November 11. Diligent Inquiry
about the Republican Senatorial caucus of yester
day, elicits tho fact that there was more than the
usual tacit agreement to the effect tbat all know!
edge of tbe proceedings should be kept from tbe
publio, especially tbe remarks of Individual Sena
tors npon subjects under dlsousslon. The
fact is tbat this canons had been in
contemplation for some time, but was pat off npon
various pretexts until alter tne state elections.
The object was to give members an opportunity
to make known their views npon various ques
tions of leading importance, about wbich there
was known to be a wide diversity of opinion.
Senator Anthony was chairman of tbe meeting,
which was attended by all tbe Republican mem
bers of tie Senate. During the session of. five and
one-quarter hours tbe interest was kept up by
Mr. Conkllng is said to have been exceedingly
bitter at times, so much so as to astonish many of
those present. He characterized it as a trading
Administration, and said tbat he recalled one
trader who had not profited, much by receiving the
thirty pieces ot silver, for be immediately went
away and hanged himself. Tbe present Adminis
tration had been trading by giving and never get
ting anything in return.
It is also said that Edmunds spoke in a strain
similar to that of Conkllng, muoh to the surprise
of the meeting, and that though he was less pas
sionate In manner, he was equally pronounced
as Conkllng in his opposition to the method
adopted by the President in making appointments:
and be heartily coincided with Conkling in tbe
idea tbat tbe advisory power of the Senate Is co
equal upon appointments with tbat of tbe Preei
dent, and it was the undoubted duty of tbe Senate
to inquire into the character of all nominations.
Tbe Administration was championed by Mat
thews, Dawes, Hoar and Booth, while it was not
quite settled whether Christiancy was on tbe side
of the Administration or with tbe Conkllng Ed
Hamlin, Oglesby, Burnslde, Howe, Cameron and
others Joined with the Administration critics, the
discussion in particular resulting in not fling more
than an expression of opinion without final de
Hamlin wanted a definite expresstoavnpon some
subject, so he introduced a resolution declaring, in
effect, that in all cases where appointments of
Democrats have been made on recommendation of
Democrats, tbe same be not sustained by tbe Sen
ate where any objection exists on the part ot Re
publicans of the States In or from wbicb such ap
pointments are made. This was not seriously ob
jectionable, and its adoption was not strongly op
posed. It was the only matter on which any
definite action was taken.
The effort to arrive at an understanding, by
which tbe Senators would be sustained In objec
tions to the appointments in their States, was
no more successful than the attempt to bind those
present to vote as a nnit for tbe admission of Kel
logg. Upon the latter Mr. Cbristiancy said he
would not be dictated to, and would vote as be
Tbe resolution as to Kellogg was subsequently
withdrawn at the request of Mr. Matthews, wbo
suggested that it was rather premature, and he.
for one, was not yet prepared to say tbat he would
or would not vote for Kellogg's admission.
A Southern Delegation at the White Hosts.
A large delegation of conservative Soothers
men called npon tbe President last evening to as
certain his intentions, in view of tbe hostility de
veloped toward bim and his party. They found
blm quiet and determined. He said very little,
but left the impression upon bis hearers that be
intends to continue to pursue tbe even tenor of
ILVul CONGRESS EITRA SESSION.
Western Associated Press Report.!
SENATE Washinqtob, November 6.
During tbe morning hoar a number of bills were in
troduced and referred. A large number of petitions
were presented by various Senators from females
throughout the country, setting forth that they are
tax-payers, and asking tbat their political disabilities
be removed, and that they be allowed to exercise the
right of cltisens at the ballot-box.
Tho Vice President laid before the Senate a communi
cation from tbo Postmaster General, asking for $081,-
680 to supply deficiencies in the appropriation for com
peusatlonto Postmasters during the fiscal years end.
lng June 30, 1876, and June 30, 1877. Referred.
Mr. Matthews presented a communication from Gov
ernor Young, of Ohla m favor ot an annrovriatton
asked for by the Coast Snrvey for connecting across
the continent, for tbe benefit of the interior States, tbe
systems of triangulatkin extending slung the Atlantic
ana racino coasts.
By Mr. Windom To amend the Revised Statutes so
as to exemot all veeaela belonging to citizens of tbe
United states, and trailing at ports within the United
States, or employed la bauk, whale, or other fisheries,
from any tax, charge or toll for levee or wharfage dues
for landing at, or transacting business at or across or
on any pnouo wnnrf, levee, dock or pier, which is con
constructed or maintained by, or in which any munici
pal corporation has anv pecuniary interest.
Bv Mr. Plumb To farther define tbe ruth's of per-
sons with respect to homestead entries on the public
domain: also, to pro viae lor tate payment, oi clerical and
other expenses of land offices; aso, to declare Certain
lands subject to taxation.
Bv Mr. Cameron (Wisconsin! To appropriate money
to improve Mississippi itiver, irorn tne crossing oi tno
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Panl Railway . bridge.
Wisconsin, to tne moutu or iuxit- xiiver.
Mr. Mitchell aubmitted the following::
"Resolved. 1 hat the Secretary ot the Interior be di
rected to communicate to the Senate a statement of the
number ot miles of railroad completed by the- Northern
Pacific Railroad Company, nnder and in pursuance ot
acts snd resolutions of Congress, making irrants of
lands to sum company, and wnero constricted, and
whether in continuous line; and, also, what changes. If
any, bave been made by snca company, in location in
the line of their road, or any nart thereof . and when
made, and whether suSb changes have been recognised
and approved tv tne commissioneror tne General unii
1 , -1 ., C u w Mff ,Ka mlm nll
statement of the number of acres of land patented to
snch company under sets and resolutions making grant
ol lands in aid of tbe construction of sax 4 road, and
where such lands sre located-'
Laid over until to-morrow.
Mr. Maxey snboiiitoa a resolution reciting tbe
rescue of prisoners from the Stark County (Texas)
Jail, in August last, by an armed band organized in
Mexico, ana c viuag npon tne rresiacnt to inrurm toe
Senate what steps had been takeu to secure the arrest
of tho offenders under the extradition treaty; and l
copies of the correspondence with--Mexico showing
tne construction pisceu npon in e treaty uy was gov
erumeut. Laid over unt ii to-morrow.
A resolution relatinc to the disposition of the surplus
bills, documonts, dec. was parsed.
Mr. Maxey submitted a joint resolution authorizing
the sppointuient of s commission to confer with snch
commiSHiun as may be appointed by Mexico, and ascer
tain upon what terms a reciprocal treaty of commerce
can be arranged.
Mr Wallace submitted several amendments to the bill
intrndnced by him on tbe 2:id nit., to sui bonze Ions;
bonus lor the investments of savines. Tbe amend.
menls provide tbat the bonds shall bear four pet cent
um per annum niteient instead of 3 tii as originally
pioposed. and that the Secretary of the Treasury shall
keep thTo for sale at the money depositories, as weli
as tbe different sub-rrennnnep. Two new secions are
Introduced one providing for the registering snd
transfer or bonds, and the other that tne coupons be
made payable in legal tenders or coin, at ths opuou of
tbe United states.
The House bin to authorize the tree coinage of the
standard silver dollar and restore Its legal-tender char
acter, waa road by title and referred to tbe Committee
en Finance. ' " ' ..---
- (The resolution submitted bv Mr. Thorman several
days ago callinar Tor copies snd reports to tat. Govern
ment made under the twentieth section of fWe act of
Juiy 1. 1S62, to aid in the cootirncuon of s nuroait
from tbe Missouri River to tbe Pacifio Ocean, waa
taken np and agreed to.
Tbe benaie then, after a brief executive session, at
18:50, adjouxnsd until Thursday.
HOUSE Washington, November 6.
The Speaker being absent, tbe House waa called to
order by Hx. Sayler.
Alter the reading of the journal. Mr. Fry a called at
tention to tha fact that, according to the Journal, after
the morning hour yesterday, the Speaker bad an
nounced that the regular order of business was the
consideration of the bill to authorize the coinage of a
dollar of 412 "a grains sliver, standard, and for other
purposes, which had been offered tho preceding Hon
da. Kurt her on tte lonrnal stated that the bill which was
passed was entitled ' A bill anthonziDg tbe coinage of
a standard silver dollar, and to restore its legai-ienoer
character." If tbe Journal was correct, tne geDiieinau
from Missouri ! Mr. BlandJ had manifestly no right to
obtain and hold tne floor on one bill, aud then to lntro
dnm another ooa. Ha fijtaed the a-entloman from Mis
souri wfffether the bill that passed yesterday was tiie
same bill npon wbicb be held the noor-, u not, wuere no
bad cot any authority wharever for obtaining the flour
and offering a different bill.
Mr. Bland replied tbas It the gentleman from Maine
Mr. Fryel kuew that ihey "Vere different bills, he
should state It. If not, he Mr. HI audi .could not imag
ine what the gentleman was driving nu Tbe bills
might have different titles, and still be tbe same bills.
Tbe bill had been read, and the gentleman bad voll
against it. He f Mr. Blaudi was not tbere for the pur
pose of being catechized by the gentleman, or any one
else, and if be Mr. KryeJ was not -atisfled with tbat, he
could obtain his information In such manner as he saw
Mr. Frye I asked the gentleman for information, and
nave reasou to believe mat tne journal is correct.
The Speaker Has tha gentleman front Maine any
suggestion to makel
Mr. Frye No. for I believe the Journal to be correct,
and the arentleman to be enUreJy wrong In his method
Mr. Biand The rentleman thinks I am wrong, but I
think 1 am right, and tbe House and country think so
The fonrw1nB Mils were Introduced and referred
By Mr. Willlts Granting pension to the family of
the latA general I'TnMtjtr.
By Mr- Gibson To establish a mall steamship ser
vice Detween tne united states ana urazu, tne ex
penses to bedefraved equally by. both Governments,
not to exceed 150.000 a rear to tbe United States.
By Mr. Oliver To limit the sale of agricultural lands
to settlers under tbe Homestead and Pie-empuon uwn;
also to abolish capital punishment: also amending the
Constitution tu regard to the election ot President,
Vice President and United states Senators.
By Mr. Stewart To authorize claimants on even
numbered sections of land within the twenty-mile lim
its of the Northern Pacific Kail road to make proot and
payment for their claims at Uie ordinary minimum rate
of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre; also ex
tending the time lor the completion of the Northern
By Mr. Strait To extend the provisions of the act
for the relief of settlers on railroad lands.
By Mr. Haskell For the sale of certain New York
inoian lanns in KJinsas.
By. Mr. Welsh To establish the Territory of Lincoln
By Mr. House To amend the Constitution so as U)
limit the Presidential term to six years.
By M r. Cole For a branch mint at Ut. Louis.
By Mr. Chambers To create an additioual standing
Committee on the Improvement of Commerce of the
Mississippi River and Its tributaries.
By M r. Patterson For a uniform oath of office to
Reoresentatives in Conirre-as.
Mr. Kice, of Ohio, offered a resolution calling on the
Secretary of the Treasury for a report as to the exact
amount of gold coin and bnlllon now in the Treasury,
tne amount of all outstanding obligations, payable in
gold on demand, Ac Adopted.
Mr. Brentano offered a resolution declaring it to be In
tbe interest of the civil service that all Government
officials receiving a salary ot $'2,5H) and upwards shall
devote their whole time to their official duties, snd
shall not be permitted to carry on any other business.
Referred to tbe Committee ou CivU Service Reform.
Mr. Whlrthorne. Chairman of the Committee on
Naval Affairs, reported a resolution Instructing the
committee to make a thorough investigation into the
deficiencies of naval appropriations and t he diversion
ot moneys from the special objects lor which they
Mr. Frye made a point of order that the subject bad
not been specially referred to the committee, aud It
could not make any report.
After some discassion, the Speaker pro tern, sustain
ed tbe point of order, and the resolution was not received-Mr.
Clark, from the Committee on Coin aire. Weights
and Measures, reported a resolution calling on tbe
besds of tbe Executive Departments for information
as to tbe propriety of making tbe metrical system
obligatory In ail Government transactions. Adopted.
The last half of the niornina hour, during which tbe
committees were called for their reports, was used np
In alia tory motions, votes, Ac, for the purpose of ex
e.lndinir anv resolutions under the call of States.
Messrs. Conger aud Foster were leaders in this move
Finally, the nour having expired, tbe House proceed,
ed to the consideration of a bill to repeal the third sec
tion of ibe Besom ption Act.
Mr. Hubbell offered as a substitute the proposition
to continue so much of tbe third section as provides
for the redemption in coin of al I legal-tender notes
oiitatanmna on tbe 1st of January. 1879.
It authorizes aud requires tbe Secretary of the
Treaamv. on and after the 1st of Janaarv. 187!. to
place legal-tender notes redeemed under the provisions
of tbe tnira section to uie creuib or tne .treasury, ana
to pay them out on all demauds against the Govern
men t, or to exchange them at par for coin. It also on.
Clares them legal tender for all debts, pubuc and prl.
vatA including duties on Imports. exceDt in cases
where coin payment is specified, either by contract or
Mr. Mormon offered an amendment providing that
each National nan run ail set aside ano retain as s re
sumption fund from the coin receivable as Interest on
its bonds deposited in the treasurr throe per cent, ot
the amount ot Its circulating notes.
Mr. Pound offered an amendment to make the third
section of tbe Resumption Act Repeal Law, which lim
ited the aggregate amount of circulating notes, and to
fix the amount of legal-tender notes at f .150.000.0OO.
Mr. Cox. of Ohio, offered an amendment to allow Na
tional banks to Increase their circulation without re
gard to aggregate limitation, and to allow new banks
to be organized; also providing for tbe gradual redemp
tion and withdrawal of leg&l-tender notes beyond the
sum Of $300,000,000.
Mr. Cummuigs offered an amendment, providing
whenever, in the opinion of the President and Sec
retary of the Treasury, there is sntNcient ooia In the
Treasury to authorize the commencement of the re
demption of legal-tender notes, the secretary shall give
official notice thereof, and shall thereupon proceed to
redeem legal-tender notes.
Also, repesllng so much of the Resumption Act as
requires resumption to be commenced in 1U7U.
Also, providing for silver coinage, tc
Mr. Hewitt, of New York, offered an amendment aa
a substitute for tbe bill. It requires ths Secretary of
the Treasury to accumulate In the Treasury, after the
1st of January next, m addition to the gold that mav
be then in the Treasurv, not less thsu $50,000,000 a
year in gold com or bullion, as a special fund to redeem
the lecal-trndor notes, and directs him, whenever the
amount so reserved shall reach fifty percent- of tbe
outstanding legal-tender notes, to give notice
that tbey will be redeemed, and thereafter snch
notes shall cease to oe legal tender, except
for Government dues. It prohibits sales of gold bv the
Treasury, except m excess of this annual reservation.
It alao provides for the issuing of Interest-bear lug
Treasnry notes, not to exceed $90,000,000.
Mr. Phillips ooened the debate by a speech In favor
of the bill reported by tbe Committee on Banking
and Currency. He denied that the fall in the price of
gold was the result of the passage of the Resumption
Act. He attributed it to the large export trade of the
conntry. There had been a reduction of the currency
to the extent of one-sixth of Its entire volnuie, and what,
bad been the result! It bad Increased the power and
value of moner, and had caused a fall of fifty per cent.
In the value of real estate.
At the close ot Mr. Phillips' speech the subject went
over till to-morrow.
sir. Glover asked leave to offer a resolution corre
sponding with a similar one adopted at tbe beginning
of the last Congress, directing tbe various committees
toinatltute searching Inquiries into abuses iu the sev
eral branches of the Government.
Mr. Conger objected.
HOUSE Washington, November 7.
The Speaker laid before the House the resignation of
Rev. Dr. Par sal as Chaplain, upon wbich Mr. Stephens
offered a resolution, which was adopted, expressing the
regret of the House st such fsignatiou.
I ne reaniar oroer or ousineHS Deing nemanneo. nr.
Atkins said tbat the Committee on Appropriations did
uot desire the consideration of the Army Bill to-day,
aud the Speaker decltrod that the regular order was
tbe consideration of the bill lor the repeal of the re
Mr. Gardner proceeded to address the House In favor
of repealing tbe Resumption Act. in considering all
the provisions of that aot together, he was led to the
conclusion mat its ooiect was 10 suosiitute tor tne out
standing currency subsidiary ailver com. National
bank currency, ana bocii coin as annum oe put in circu
latioo after the 1st of January. 1879. He claimed tbat
the tendency of the act, if enforced, was tbe rapid con
traction oi toe currency. 5iiat mat meant a rapia De
preciation of values, and that the consequence of tbat
most be sreneral bankrnmcv. The active business
men ef the country were entertaining sucb views, and
believing tbat an attempt to enforce the Resumption
Act wonld result In the speedy contraction ot tbe cur
rency, and tbat ruinous consequences would necessarily
follow, he was in duty bound to vote for its repeal. In
doing so he did not mean to be nnderstoo-1 as being op
posed to resumption, or as being in favor or innation.
Mr. Cox, of Ohio, agreed with bis colleague, Mr.
Gardner, in many of bis views, though not in his con
clusions. He Mr. Coxi concluded tbat being a -sumptionlst
in principle, it would be wiser to amend
tne law so aa to reach tbe conclusion which Its friends
were ainuna at rather than repeal it en Urol v. He Dro-
ceeded to explain and advocate the amendment offered
by him yesterday.
Resumption soouiu ne reacneu, not oy saying wo win
resume in lH7a, or in I yell, bat In providing inter
mediate steps to resume. It was that which his
amendment proposed. To-dav he had offerod his
amendment as a means of coming to an understanding
about resumption. Party lines could not be drawn on
such a question. Could not those who agreed npon tbe
politics oi resumption agree upon memous or oringing
ft aboutl If those nrooosed by him wee not the means.
let tbe rtunt means be shown. I am entirely tree to
say, resumptions t as Ism, that if the people of ths
United Siatrs, who hold the whole of tbe currency,
ay. through their representatives in Congress, they do
not wsnt Government ro pay it in 1R80. or Ihhu. or at
anv other time, they bave the absolute right to say so.
Mr. Riddle followed m favor of a repeal of the Re
sumption Act and a substantial equality In the imposi
tion ot hardens and distribution oi Uie benefits of the
Mr. Price said be had voted to take the bill oat or the
momma- heur. uot because he believed In thedoctrtnee
of tha bill, but because be was opposed to anything like
gag law or tne suopression ox uiscussion. 1 lie question
waa one which agitated the whole country. The state
ment that 233 National banks bad voluntarily a-nne
out of existence, not banse ot the passage of the Re.
Biimption Act, but because tne taxation of National
bank nrooertv was neater than tbe taxation of anv
other pre perty in the country, led to a discussion Willi
Mr. Krilev and other. Mr. Kellc-v said the National
batiks nf Philadelphia have Just declared their semi
annual dividends, runving from olae to ten per
cent., and have b 'en adding to their sur
plus, and one of our National banks
recently made not an anion, but an extra dividend of
one hundred per cent. The taxation which allows such
prufii in not oppressive or calculated to dnve capital
Sir. Price, continuing, said: "I want the conntry to
stand by its promises. If we are true to ourselves we
ill accoinvuaii ad we nave promises, anu we anaii cou- ,
tiane toDWWtiat we are to-day the admiration of the
Civilised world." l Applause.
Mr. Kelley Was it not the argument f' Messrs. Peel
and Rieardo. when tbe act of 181 was- passed. tbat as
gold snd paper were then at less thsu five per cent,
difference it was only the question of from three to
five per cent, to be diffused over tour years! what was
the result of overcoming that from three to five per
cen t.? Values were reduced sixty per cent, and the
elder Peel said to bla son: Robert, you have made the
fortune of your family, but you have ruined vour coun
try." Three per cent, was enough tn uo that.
Mr. Price I do not know anything about the elder
Peel's opinion; do not care much about his son. I
live in tbe afternoon of tbe nineteenth eenturv, and
am legislating tor people who-iive in tbe afternoon of
the nineteenth eentary. While values in P.ngland at
that time may have gone down sixty per cent., valuea
here have voue up because gold has gone down from
HMO to 103. Do nnt'eonroare this country with any
other. Tbere Is no place to make a ooantry to compare
with it. (Laughter 1 in Rngland you may take a rail
road car in the morning, and before tbe sun seta you
will ruu over the edge. Applause and lauehter i.
Mr. Price, m glowing language. Tainted tho great
Dees snd grandeur of tue country, eliciting continuous
laughter and applause.
This response is ironical from Mr. Kelley: "Jtlg as
the country is, the American eagle can flap its wings
over every acre and scream defiance to ail creation."
Mr. Blair, of New Hampshire, nntroverted Mr.
Kelley's historical allusion to Kngland. aud asserted
tbe troubles of those Limes did not commence until after
tbe actual resumption of specie payment.
. Mr. Harrison deprecated rhe tone of Mr. Price's re
marks In so far as they assnmed tbat this country was
not subject to the same general laws ot traoe as other
xHintnes, and advocated the passage of the bill. As
to the amument of the plighted faith to bondholders,
be said that titers was no respect for faith pitcbted to
tbe people. . Tbere waa an implied obligation on the
Government to protect the laborei and the poor man.
If this thing went on he prophesied that the people of
the West would never submit to tbe people of tbe East
robbing them for tbe sake of the bondholders.
The subject tnen went over until to-morrow.'
Mr. Blonut. from tbe Committee on Appropriations,
reported tbe Navy Deficiency Bill, snd sriid he would
' ask action upon it as soon as the Army APPfopriation
Bill Was passed.
Mr. Page presented an adlress from the people of
California on Chinese immigranon. Referred.
Mr. Waddeil offered a resolution calling tor informa
tion sa to expenses in the War Department. Relerred.
SENATE Washington, November 8.
During the morning hour a number of bills were in
troduced and referred to the appropriate committees.
Aimiir them were the foilnwina:
By Mr. Matthews A bill supplementary to the act
entitiea "An act io provide lor r--aumptiun ot specie
payment." approved January 14, 1875.
Mr. F-dmunds, of Vermont, submitted a resolution
instructing the Committeeman the Judiciary to inquire
and report whether any legislation is necessary 1 n or
der to authorize the payment, out of any moueys re
ceived or to be received trotn tbe Repnbtic of Mexico
or otherwise, to American claimants, under awards
made by the Commission created, nnder a treaty be
tween the United states ana that Republic, ratifica
tions whereof were exchanged on the 1st of February,
1869. Agreed to.
Mr. Chaffee submitted a long preamble regarding the
Union Pacific Railroad and its branches, with a resolu
tion that tbe Prestdent of the United states be re.
S nested to inform th Senate what legal impediments,
1 any, exist, which prevent him from executing the
laws in accordance with the obiisrat-loiis accepted.aud
the agreement made by the Union Pacini ttailiroad
CompaVv and Its branches with the United Staffs, as
stipalapsd and agreed npon in the several acts of Con
gress: which was laid over at the reuuest of Mr.
Chaffee, who gave notice that he would call It np esrly
next week lor tue purpose or auumi.tiuir aome remarks
Mr. Edmunds introduced a till to grant tbe widow of
General Amos R. Eaton a pension of fifty dollars per
A resolution submitted bv Mr. Mackev. Tuesday last,
calling upon tbe president tor informal Ion in regard to
tue rescne oi prisoners rroin tne stark county, lexas
Jail by outlaws from Mexico, lit August last, was taken
no ana agreed to.
Also a resolution submitted by Mr. Mitchell, of Or-
eeon, on tuesaay last, caning upon tne secretary oi
the Interior for information as to tbe number of mites
of tbe Northern Pacific Railroad constructed, wha
change has been made in tbe line. dec.
The Senate then, at 12:25. went into executive ses
alou, and wbeinue doors were re-opened, adjourned.
nOC!B WAStilNGTOK. November 8.
At 12:10 the House went Into committee of the
whole, Mr. Cox. of New York, in the Chair, upon the
Army Appropriation Bill.
Tbe general debate upon the bill was limited to
cue tiour anil tbe lioupe was addressed by Af r. Atkitis,
Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, lie stated
thAt be did not regard it wit hi u the nrovincenf tbe Com
mittee to Inqnire into the action of the piesidont in not
calling rne extra session oi congress before tue oe
ginning of the present fiscal year. It was, however,
a legitimate subject ot judicial inquiry, lie explained
tbe estimate of the War Department for the present
year amountea to 9sXj.duu.uiMj. wmie me out appro
priates $25,700,000, a decrease of $3,000,000 from the
appropriation or last year. A mil has been drawn up
upon the basis of 22.000 meu for the
first four months of the rear, and 20.(100 for
the remaining eight months. The General of rhe Army
bad been before the committee, and had sLated nosl
tively that tnere was less than 20.000 men in the ser
vice at the present time. He I Mr. Atklnsl was in
favor of reducing the army to 18.00O meu. but he did
Dot think this was the proper time, since tbe army hail
so long weut without pay, uwi tne question ot reduc
ing the force might delay the passage of the bilL With
regard to the restriction placed upon the last year's
bill. It had been left ont because the committee did not
feel tbat. in view of the recent events, in view of the
action of the President in carrying out the Constitution
aud In carrying out the time-honored doctrine of non
intervention, and in allowing tbe States to regulate
their own affairs in their own way, it was necessary to
place a restricting clause In the present biib but 11 the
same circumstances exiatea now as exiateu eigii
months ago, be would have stood squarely by the
reatricntin. no msrrer wnst tne cons ouences mignt oe.
In answer toaquestion by Mr. Hooker. Mr. Single
ton, a member of the Appiopriation Committee, said
that General Sherman bad stated to tbe Committee
thai at Uie time of the President s Inauguration there
were in the .Southern States It ;ir regiments of 300 men
each, two of which had been since withdrawn.
Air. Schleicher Inauired whether tue committee had
taken the tron tile to examine whether tbe strength of
the armv was sufficient for the protection of the bonier.
Mr. Atkins replied that the army was sulhcieutly
large lor the puroose.
(S.Mr. Foster, a member of the Appropriation Commit
tee, rental it eo in reptv to al r. scnieicner. tnat tne com
uiitteo had taken palua to inform itseit ou the stihlect.
aud all officers said the ptrseot force was not nllii lent.
Mr. Atkins said ne wonia now vieid u-n minute to
Mr. Wood, but that gentleman said he had uo disposi
tion to participate, in debate on this hill. The remarks
wbich be propoaedvto submit had reference to the gen
eral condition f eWtennitures and receipts of the Gov-
ernmeut. As his statement would occupy a longer
time Uian ten minutes, he would take some other oppor
tunity to express his views.
Mr. Foster said it was the opinion of the General nf
the Army tbat on the 1st of November tbere bad not
been more than 2O,ot)0 men In the army. To-day. how
ever, a statement had been received from tbe Paymas
ter General asking tor an increase or me pay appro-
priation because of a mistake made as to the number of
men, his information beinr that the present force is
about 2'J.OOO men. The ditfiVultv into wbioli tbe Com
nuttee on Appropriations had fallen arose from the fact
that it felt it to be its bonnden nury to reduce appropria
tions for tbe army and to reduce tue army itself. The
niemliei s of the minority bad uo desire to em barraas the
action of the nialorilv. Tbey believed, however, that
a force of 25,000 men was ss small as the needs of tbe
conntry warranted. J hey were not disposed to make
factions opposition to the acrion or rne majoriry. 1 hey
would, nerhans. test the sense of the House on tne
officers' question, but not further. Tbey bad not the
heart to do so, when they knew tbe officers of the
armv ud to tbls date had lost pethaus rJOO.OOO in lu.-
trr liv tht, iii-tnv ami cirr-lesanesa on the nart of tho
House. They had lost J .W.OOO interest within the last
rnroe weeks, ana were losing iih.uuu m uay. miowu
impression was that i'ongresa ouiht to make an ap
propriation for 23,000 men. Provision for a
less until bet was an Invitation to Indian hos
tilitiea and Mexican raids, wnich he pi elided. A
deficiency bill for at least 2.50(I.imni would have to he
passed tor tnia years Rusxmri or uie army.
Mr. Blackburn inquliel wbether. as the bill author
ized the increase of the cavury companies Ut 100 men,
there was really any reduction of the force contem
plated ny tne out.
Mr. Foster renlied there was an Increase lu one wuv
and a decrease iu another, bnt he wonld refer tbe gen-
tlemau ro tbe chairman ol tne commirtee.
Mr. Atkins renlied it the cavalry companies were
eressed rn UMi men eseh the wlmle cavairv force would
be 10,000 meu. but the laucuage nf the bill was that
Uie cavalry companies relent oe reccuiiea taiuuait'U
each, not that tbey should oe.
Mr. Blackbnrn suggested, as etch of the ten cavalry
regiments consists of twelve companies, that would
Tnik tbe cavairv force 12.IHMJ.
Mr. Conger anggeated whether there ongnt not to be
a provision in the bill to allow a rate of Interest on pay
already due. and ho instanced a case in which the
widow or a dead soldier bad to sen ner claim ror pay at
eight per cent, or the wnoie amount iu oraer to get
means to bnrv ner hnabaud.
Mr. Money asked Mr. Conger to give mo names ana
fuuticnlars of thai mas.
jur. t.onger rne gentleman neea not rusu wuu sncn
alacrity after tbe case. It is enough for n.e to say
that I have had the fulormalton wlthiu the last twenty
Mr. Money If the gentleman has any information on
the snmect. I res pectin ly ask nun ror it.
Mr. Conger Will the gentleman contain his soul in
Mr. Money I simply ask the gentleman for his in
formation. I doubt his ability to givo It
Mr. Conger It is barely ponsiiile that tbe gentleman
takes this way to intimate that the information Ire-
ceived iain correct. It so, tbere is a more courwous way
to convelP that Idea. L Laughter. I W hen the gentle,
man has been longer in tlio House, and learned lis
cou rteaies better I Laugh ter.i
Mr. Money I cau not leain them from the gentle
Mr. Conger continuing his sentence) Than to dls-
nute the statement of a member inado on information:
he will not- rise to request dates and names, with the
circumsranoes. All that la important In this case la
that such casesroay exiat. Does the geutleuiau's omnis
cience extend to all this class of cases, so as to enable
hi to to deny the possibility!
Mr. Mouey 1 asked the gentleman for his Informa
tion, and he fails to give it.
Tbe Chairman (to Mr. Conger) Does the gentleman
yield tbe hour to the gentleuiau from Mississippi!
Mr. Conger Certainly. I suppose he wauls to apolo
gize. I laughter. 1
Mr. Mouey replied "his mark." which Mr. tkinger af
fected not to bear, bnt he caused general laughter by
stating with every appearanoe ot gravity: "Ihe apol
ogy is satisfactory."
M r. Phillips said tbat this morning the Adjutant Gen
eral told blm that from tho best data the
army stoodatabout 22,00o. Nominally tbe army was
25, OiHI strong. He wished to ask the mainnanor rne
Appropriation Committee if he desired to keep It down
to the standard to which it had been reduced by Joseph
and Sitting Bit III When General Gibbon attacked Jo
seph he had six compsmea, witb but one hundred and
tweuly men in all six, aud ths coojuuttoe made its ap
propriation on tbat basis.
Mr. liunnam saiu u:ai tne oenriai m lue army iiati
stated that tbere weie leas than 2O.O00 meu in the army.
and the General had expressed his destro to have it
40.0OO. In conclusion he gave notice that in the uext
Army Appropriation mil he wonld nor vote to make an
appropriation for more than 15,OO0men.
Mr. Sine leton. inomher of tho Appropriation Com
mittee, deleuded the action of tbe committee, and said
that Geueral stiemian'S statement was tnai ne unu es
timated the oresentstrengtn of tbearniy at 20.0011 meu.
remarkl n g tbat by reason of d-alb. desertion and ui
cluirgo, the companies bad been reduc-d to twenty or
twentv-flve men: he had stated so positively from per
sonal inspection. The committee, acting on th-) pnn
cipio that it was to make sn appr ipnatmu for the sup
port of tbe army, had provided for 22.000 mn for
lour monillB, and lor mni ior tow rtjiuw. imm .
tbe year. It was true that General Sherman had re
marked that If it were to be reduced to 20,000 men It
had belter be disbanded. But why was It that General
fchoruiaa bad beea asked whether he tliouglit that the i
annyshnnld be used for the purpose of patting rtowi
riots In tbe Several States, and he bad answerer! em.
Phatioally that it should be. and 11 waa in that vie i
tbat General Sherman thought tbe army should be IrM
creasedt For himself (Mr. Singleton j he wished it un
derstood that be waa opposed to a standing army fog
the purpose of interfering with riots in
the Slates, at least until it should ho
demonstrated to his mind that the state authorities
were not anie to put tnem nowo. jr tne troops lu tbe
Son th had been on thelndisn frostier, ths Custer mas
sacre never would bave occurred.
Tne time tor general debate having expired, the
Clerk proceeded to read the bill by sections.
Mr. Schleicher offered au amendment sinking out thai
clause wbicb prohibits the recruiting of the army above
us present sireagiu, auu saiu tnat uo ugu tne presi
dent llad given orders to the army to follow tbe Mex
loan marauders over tbe border. General Grd bad been
afraid to de so. because the only available movable
force be bad after garrisoning the posts was HOO men
while there were tbouaau-ls of men ou the utber side ot
tbe Rio Grande wbo defied the United States snd their
own Govern menu Tbere would be s limit to the psti.
eeos of theipeople on the frontier, and waieu that limit
was reached there would be war.
Air. Caikina said he waa in favor ot increasing the
army to oO.OOO men. and believed tbat it was economy.
The recent nois had shown conclusively tbat for the
protection of property and lite something was Deeded,
besides state mlutta.
Mr. Luttrell Does my trlend propose to keep a stand,
lng army to suppress riots of 'abonug nit u I
Mr. Townseud (ol New York) Mo. To put down the
heathen Chinee. rLanghter.l
Mr. alkins Rvery man baa a rlghr to cease work
when be chooses. But hu has not a light to say another
man nmst not work.
Mr. Mills advocated the amendment, and said the re
cent Administration bad taken tbe tlrst practical step
towards the conscientious discharge of its dnry to Texas
that had lieen taken for a qnarterof a century. lie
ridiculed the beauties of eo -noiny aa illustrated' by bis
own sidoot the boose. Texas had expended l,Koo.oH)
ln the defense of her frontier, and if it were not for tbe
Texat troops to-day. General Ord would not be able to
maintalu himself flrty runes west of San Antonio.
Mr. Atkins expressed regret that the mem tiers ou his
side of tbe house should commit themselves to the doc
trine of a Inrge standing srmy for police purposes. If
it was exp- ted tbe peace was to be preserved lv the
army, It would require not twenty-five thousand' men,
but lour times that Dumber He believed an appropri
ation should bo mails to increase the stock of small
arms aud eucourage military organization in Stato. .
Mr. Black Dm o moved to reduce the army to tttton
thousand. He denied for himself and the members oa
bis side of tho House that the proper method of pie
venting sncn disorderas disgraced the country last sura,
met was to be foand in sn increase of the army, or tn
supplying mire canister and grapesbot to shoot down
the impoverished laborers of tho laud w ho dared com
plain ot the robberies of which they were the victims
by reason of the persistent class Iegis'ation of the last
fifteen years. 1 Some applause in tho gallertee.l Tbey
were not willing to admit that auch a process of re
pression, coupled with the wholesale mnrder of rhe
starving porulace, was either statesmanship, fair-dealing,
or manhood pmTMiiv Illustrated He gave noticio
that he wonld call for the yeas and nays in the House
on his amendment, so aa to test the aeuse of the House
whether it would propose to redress the wrongs of tbo
ImiM'VerlHlied citizens of tbe country uy an increase ot
military power. More applause In tbe galleries.)
Mr. Pndemore said he would vote for Mr. Black,
bum's amendment, and if tbe proviso were not aSMntt
hke the one embodied iu the bill last year he would
vote against the bill.
Mr. Hewitt, of New York, said let the United States
discharge lis just obligations and leave to tbe futuie
tbe question of increase or decrease.
Mr. Clyuier took a similar view.
Mr. Wile lit said he represented a district where
troops had been stationed during the recent riots at
the solicitation or the controllers of tbe mint). He bail
not seen anv occaaion for oiilcei-s' sword or soldiers
musket, and he favored a reunclloli to 15.000 meu.
Mr. Culberson held that If tbe army we reduced to
15.0O0 tbe quota for Texas would be su small that in
tbe futuie a." in tho past tbe "people of the United
stales would be murdered ttiere and Us flag insulted lu
the very piesence of the tnsps.
M r. Banning read from ths statement of the Adjutant
Geueml to show the streugiu of the aiuiy oa the 1st
iust, which was 22.304.
Mr. Hewitt, ot New York, said that that statement
was made up only to tbe 31at of August.
M i. Banning went en to say as to the responsibility'
for not paying the troops, tbat it rested witb tbo Presi
dent, who should have immediately couveued Congress
to pass the Army Apprupriatlou Bill.
Mr. Bants favored keeping the army up to tbe
authorized maximum ut 25,000. He wonld vote to
send lo.ooo or l.l.ooo to the Texas frontier, ou count,
tlou that they shsuldnot cioKsit.butshotiid aiaintaiu the
peace of Texas auu thus pteveut tbe possibility of war.
That would be wise economv.
Mr. Blount upoed Mr. Schleichei's amendment and
Mr. Baker, ot Indiana, and Mr. Tnrta:kmorton favored
it. Mr. Crittenden was unwilling to vote one dollar
until he knew how many men there were iu the aiiny,
and do oub seeming to have that knowledge aa to what
was Ibe conditaou of tbe army, now that Joseph baa
captured General Howard snd General Miles bad
captured Jusepli, aud Sitting Bull bad retired from
the country, and there was now no more use for aa
aimy uf over 15.000. It should never bo used to over
awe laboring men, for the people of
that class wonld never be conquered
by force, while the Amciicau pcoplo
would always be on the side of the laboring men.
M r. Sparks said that tbe session had been called for
thepuiposuof paying the Jupt itiust of the army, auil
the bill should, iherefoie. Ue promptly passed.
Without action, the comma loo rose, and tbe House
SENATE Wajuiington, November 9.
Among the bills introduced were tbe following:
By Mr. Beck To authorise the payment uf all cus
toms dnties in legsl-U-nder notes. Referred to the
Committee on Finance.
By Mr. Dawes In relation to the Jurisdiction of the
District Court in the teinuiry of Utah in matters of
divorce. Refeiied to the Conimliten on tbe Judiciary.
The Vice President appoiuted Mr. Kirkwisal a mem
ber of tiie Committee ou Foicigu Itelallous. Mr. lug alia
a member of tho Commitum on Privileges and Klec
tions. and Mr. Sanders a member of tbe Committee on
Railroads, to fill ihe vacancies on these committees oc
casioned by the death of senator Morton.
Mr. Miicheil, of Oregon, submitted a resolntlon de
claring Mr. Wsoieigh. ut New Hampshire, chairman of
the Committee on Privileges and Elections, ew Mr.
Morton, deceased, and it was agieed lo.
By Mr. MitWieil l'o extend the time for the construc
tion snd coinpletiuu of the Northern Pacific KaiIi-us'I.
and by the readjustment of tbe grants, without In
creasing the appropriation, to secure the construction
of the Portland, Salt latkeand South Pais Railroad.
Mr. Mitchell gave notice that he would call the bl'I
up ior letereuce at au early day, aud have something to
bv Mr. uawee diving iiistnct courts in Ulan ex
clusive original jurisdiction in all divorce proceedings,
aud tiansfening ail the processes aud proceedings now
pending in the Probate Courts to the District Court
The bill provides for tbe appeal from final decision lu
the District Court to the Supreme Court of the Terrlio
rv.aud reiieale ail the laws ol the Territory Inconsistent
wito tne set.
Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, submitted a resolution
tbat ibe St: rotary of the Interior cause to tie prepared
a statement showing tbe upproxituaiat uinnber ol each
Indiau tribe, the lauds occupied and how held, a ooii.
densed statement of treaty obligations, snd the amount
required to be apprupriatod annutiiy under sui u
treaty obligations, Ac., and since l87x.
The Senate then went into exf.utivn session, and.
wheu the coots leopeueu. adjourned uulil Monday.
IIOIiiSE Washington. November 9.
The Rev. D. W. P. Harrison was elected Chaplain of
Mr. swaun. Chntrman of the Committee on Foreign
A (Talis, presented a rommuriu-atioti from tbe Secretary
of state in reference to lbs Paris F-xiio.ition. Tht-y es
timate tbo expenses of an American rcpresentatlou at
225,itoo. Otdervd printed aud recommitted.
Mr. swann also presenteu a communication irom rne
Secretary or State in reference to the distribution of
the award made by the convention Iwiweeu the fJnitetl
Stales ana Mexico. Recommitted.
Mr. Atkins, chairman of the Appropriations t onimtr-
tee. reported a bill for tne scttletufnr- or tbe accounts
of workingmen for excess uf eight hours labor. Re
committed. The House then went Into commirtee or the whole.
Mr. Cox. of New York, in the chair, on the Army Ap
Alt propnHiiious w niaenn tne n rmy mo, in ine iin-
of reduction or limitation of reciuiring, have been
voted down by small maloriiles. Recruiting Is now
llmiled to a force of 25, (too meu.
Other amendments. Inctnling one limiting th.. a p.
poininiont-a of cadets to one from each stale and to al- .
low ottlcers seyen per cent Interest on. amounts now
due, were declarer not iu order. Afters long dlscns
siou, which partook somewhat of a political character.
Mr. Aikms. seeing mat tne oenaie was useiy ro no
lurther protracted, moveil that tbe committee rise, ami
the committee accordingly roso without action ou tho
On the mam divisions or amendments tho Republi
cans voted solidly against any reduction of the army.
and were rein forced by lexas np-uibctn aim Lult.ren ana
Wli Iisnis of Michigan, in trie lasi vore. on nicker s
amendment, ttie Republicans were left without adies.
Mr. Tucker s amendment was as follows:
'And no money appropriated by this act shall be paid
for recruit-ng the army beyond tbe nittnbsr of enlisted
meu. Including tbe Indian -.coins and Hospital stewards
actually on the army roll tho 1st of November, 1877,
except for cavalry service sad for employment exclu
sively In defense of the Mexican aud Indian frontlets,
and so far ns only shall be necessary for tbat purpose,
and no further."
Mr. Conger made a point or order, tnat tne ittiMtn.
mi-nt propose! new legislation and was not
in tbe interest, of economy. Tbe point of order
Mr. 'looker then modified his amendment bv adding.
But nothing theteln contained shall authorize the In
crease ot any cavalry ooiiiTianv beyond tne nnmhernow
authorlzi d by law." in Ibis shape the amendment was
aeclnted tn order, and was nrreed to bv 125 to 115.
Mr. Banning moved to add to Mr. lacker's amend
ment ti e words. "Provldiil that norlimg herein con
tained shall annuitize the recruiting of the aimy be
yond 25.UOO enlisted men." AdopM-d.
The petition of the National Board of Trade In regard
to the navigation laws, ami the memorial of the samo
btslv for light-houses, removal or w recss. te.. wer
orcseuted aud referred, and tbe House adjourned till
IIOCiK Wafhinoton. November 10.
At 12:25 the House went into commutes of the
whole, Mr. Cox. of New York, ill Ihe chair, on the
Army Appropriation run, in penum amendment
being that offciod by Mr. Crittenden, limiting the re
cruiting In tiie cavalry and iufantry to tiie number to,
service tin the 1st Insr.
Mr. Crmendou s amendment was rejected: uy HM to
Mr. Culberson ofrsren an amendment, tnat four caval
ry regiments lie recruited to one hundred men to eacli
company, wblcn lorce shall be employed In the defenso
of t he Mexican awl Indian frontier of Texas. Adopted
114 to 112 after being amended, ou motion of Mr.
.'ivnier. thus, that recruiting of enlisted men sbaH ho
limited to 20.0U0. of whicrf fonr full regiments of cav
alry shall bo kept upou the Mexican fiouiier.
An amt-udnienr ,nred rv Mr. ito-jier. prontnirinr
the use of trtMips to stipptess Insurrection or preserve
ordi-r in any state, except on rhe demand ot the la gis-
ainre or Kxecutive, has given rise to an animated dls.
ctiHslou, Mr. Garfleid leading the opposition, and point
ing nut tbe danger of having sucb a law on the statute
book as wouiu have, in iwu, una tne nauas oi tne
I'ri-nideut, aud wrought Uio destruction of Uie Gov-
After considerable donate, wmcn snowed tnat tne
outhein momheis in geueial trusted President Hayes.
Mr Mills remarking I hat, although bo had not le-en
elected by tne people, be was the best inau
ho bad occupied the omce for twenty-bvo
yeare. a vote was taken by tne tellers on ths amend.
m.Mit. Thirty-eight Democratic members voted lor u.
and then the Republicans withheld their votea until
the lest of the Democrats bail voted against it, Afjun
tbey also voted, making tbo negative vote 137.
Mr. Hooker expressed the hope that tils nienns on
the other side would set on the suggestion of Mr. con
ger, and silow th- vore bv yeas and navs in the House.
I o tnai proiKsai lion tn era was a iuohmu n,uob u.
Agreasl" on the Repablican side, bin Mr. Fien Inter-
Mr. Atkins then Offered an sbjciiciucui, as au i