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Wk.dnesdat, February 11, 1881.
THE BACK PAY BILL.
U is Recommitted by the United
rnder l)lxn.Hi for Keveral nyn
! F aalty Mhelved by a t'lOMe
Vote A. linBaBtraent
to Lrrtl Claimant.
Tlie defeat of the back pay bill ia tbe
United States senate on Monday decides
the fate of that measure during the pres
ent concress at leaBt. After being up for
consideration for three consecutive ses
sions, it was recommitted to the commit
tee on tducation and labor on Saturday
and on Monday a motion for reconsidera
tion was beaten by one vote. Part lines
were not drawn on the measure, its werm
est champions being BlRir and Dawes, re
publicans, and Gorman, democrat. It
wa9 s'rnply opposed by Wolcott, repub
lican, aud Harris and Cockrel!, democrats.
The absence of both Senators Cullom and
Farwel!, of this state at the Saturday ses
sion, when the bill was recommitted, gives
cobr to the suspicion that they were dodg
ing the issue. Farwell was present on
Monday and voted for reconsideration,
and bad Cullom been in bis seat there
would have been a tie vote, with prob
able subsequent favorable action.
The bill was first brought up as it pases
ed the house with the objectionable
Brewer amendment, which The Argcs at
ihe time claimed would practically kill
its effect, and upon which critical occa
sion it sharply criticized Congressman
Gest for his silence. The amendment
"That this act shall Dot be operative
whenever the court shall find that such
laborer, workman or mechanic performed
such labor or service under a contract,
express or implied, and has been paid
therefor the amount agreed upon."
When the h use bill had been discussed
in the senate for some time, Mr. Blair
moved to substitute the former senate
bill in its stead, which was agreed to.
Tais disposed of the objectionable
amendment, but it was subsequently in
terposed again and carried, so that the
iefeat of the bill with its constructive
defects is not to be regretted so deeply as
though its provisions tecded to a just
settlement of the claims. For the beees
fit cf the many workmen interested in
the bill in this vicinity, The Arods ap
pends an extended report of the proceed
ings of the senate in connection there-,
In the senate on last Thursday Mr.
Blair s'ated the facts and circumstances
which formed the basis of the bill. He
rtid it had been estiroa'ed that it would
require 1. 200.00J to pay these claims;
but his own opinion was that it would
leq iire a larger amount.
Mr. Diwes (rep.. Mass ) gave notice of
an amendment ia the way of a substitute,
n quiring payment for overtime, notwith
standing any agreement to the contrary.
Mr. Morrill (:ep., Vt.) said that the
bill was too important a measure to be
considered and disposed of in the mere
selvage of a day. Lie desired to address
thefeuate upon it tomorrow morning, and
lie asked that the bill be laid aside in
formally. It was so ordered.
On Friday when the 8-hour bill came
Tip, Mr. Morrill spoke in opposition to it.
It was not too much to say, he remarked,
that a large majority of the people of the
United States labored more than ten
hours a day. Be had the deep conviction
that not only was the eight hour law of
18G9 fundamentally wrong, but that the
attempted resurrection of it in the pend
ing measure, instead of being beneficial
to the class to which it was specially in
tended to benefit, would inflict upon that
class and upon the country at large a
grave and possibly ' an irreparable in
jury. Tbe amendment reported from the
committed on education and labor was
read. It etri&ea out of the bouee bill the
proviso that it shall not be operative
whenever the court of claims shall find
that the work or service was performed
under any contract, expressed or implied,
and the workman has been paid therefor
the amount agreed upon.
Mr. Sherman (rep., Ohio ) said that he
would vote for the bill as i t passed the
louse. He considered it an excellent
bill, recognizing, as it did, tbe general
principle that eight hours were a fair
day's labor, but not denying the right of
sen to work more hours il they Cuocee,
and to make contracts. But where con
tracts bad been made to work cine or ten
hours a day why Bhould not such con
tracts be observed?
Mr. Spooner (rep.. Wis.) said that the
contracts in quettion had been made un
Mr. Sherman denied that there had
been any duress about it, or that Ameri
can workmen could be forced to enter in
to contracts against their will. The ton
tracts having been made, he could not
understand why they should not be ob
served unless there were some slight
shades of demagogueism in the bill.
Mr. Allison (rep., Iowa) asked Mr.
Blair to state the probable amount in
volved in the bill.
Mr Blair replied that in answer to a
question yesterday he had given the esti
mated amount at $1,260,000, and bad ex
pressed bis individual opinion that it
would be more than that. He could not,
however, see why it should exceed
Mr. Coukrell, (dem., Mo.,) said that an
estimate made by a distinguished member
of the house of representatives gave the
amount as 9 30.000.000.
Mr. Blair said that it was his purpose,
after getting a vote on the committee
amendment, to move as a substitute for
the bill the one passed by the senate in
the last eongress.
s Mr, IncBlis asked him why ha did cot
offer tht substitute now.
Mr. Blair said that if there was no ob
tion he would do so.
Unanimous consent having been given,
Mr. Blair withdrew the committee amend"
ment and offered as a substitute for the
bouse bill the one passed by the senate
last congress. It directs payment of a
day's pay for every eight coirs' work of
government employes since Jane 1863,
when the eight hour law was enacted.
The court of claims is to adjust the claims
on that basis, and no statue of limitation
and no receipt for money shall bar the
right to recover.
Mr. Dawes, (rep.. Mass. ) moved a
substitute for that offered by Mr. Blair.
It directs the proper accounting officers
cf the treasury to readjust the accounts
of government workmen on the basis of
eight hours for a day's work, aid appro
priates the amount necessary for tfceir
payment. The difference between his bill
and that of the senator from New Hamp
shire was, Mr. Dawes said, the d-.fference
between something and nothing.
At the Saturday session Mr. Blair mod
fied tbe substitute offered by him the
previous day by adding a proviso that
the act shall apply only to laborers,
workmen and mechanics employed in the
army, navy and post office departments
on work strictly connected with the mil
itary, navy, and postal services.
Mr. Allison, (rep , Iowa.) asked Mr.
Blair whether it was understood that all
post office employes who had worked
more than eight hours a day curing all
these years were to be included.
Mr. Blair replied in the negative. It
only applied to laborers, workmen and
mechanics, and did not include clerks or
watchmen. He subsequently modified
his substitute by omitting all reference to
the post office department. He further
modified it, at the suggestion of Mr. Al
lison, by adding the words "and not
borne upon any annual pay roll."
Mr. Cockreil inquired as to the number
of v ersons to whom the bill would apply.
Mr. Dawes, (rep., Mass..) said that he
could not answer the question; but his
estimate was that $2,000,000 would pay
Mr. Allison moved to amend Mr.
Dawes' amendment by making it take ef
fect not from Jane 25, 1S63, (the dte of
the eight hour law,) but from March 4,
1877, (up to which time tuere.has already
been a readjustment of accounts ) Mr.
Dawes accepted that amendment and
modified his own proposition accordingly.
Mr. Dawes . further modified his
amendment on the suggestion of Mr.
Dolph, by adding to it a provision that
payment shall be made directly to the
claimant or to his legal representatives.
He also struck out the reference to piece
work, and made some remarks in favor
of his own amendment as against that of
ferea by Mr. Blair, which he intimated
was more in the interest of claim agents
than of claimants.
Mr. Harris said that the bill could' not
possibly be put in any shape that he
could entertain the idea of supporting it.
In point of morality it rose higher in dig
nity than tbe claim of tbe highway rob
ber, who thought he possessed the power
to seize a man's puree.
Mr. Blair, in order to show his good
feeling towards Mr. Dawes, withdrew his
own amendment and accepted that offer
ed by tbe senator from Massachusetts.
The question was taken on Mr. Dawes'
amendment, and it was aureed to wi thout
Mr. Cockreil moved to amend it by a
proviso that tbe act shall not be opera
tive whenever the department sha'l find
that the work wa done under a cottraet,
express or implied, and ha been paid
Mr. Frye (rep.. Me-.) It h well under
stood that the adoption of that amend
ment wouid practically kill the bill.
Mr Gorman(dem., Md ) agreed with
Mr. Frye that tbe adoption of the amend
ment would destroy the bill and that the
bill might as well be laid on the table.
Mr, Plumb (rep., Kin.) took a differ
ent view of the question, and favored the
amendment. If the principle were es
tablished of paying men more than the
government had agreed to pay them, be
would want that principle applied to the
two and a half millions of men who had
served in the army during tbe war under
financial conditions that changed from
day to day.
Mr. Blair moved to add to Mr. Cock
rell's amendment the word?, but ao
agreement either as to price or time shail
be within this proviso that was exacted
by any eovrnment cfSeer as a cendition
of employment or retention in the public
Before action was taken on that mo
tion Mr. Gorman moved to lay Mr. Cock
red's amendment on the table. Disagreed
to ycRR,22; nays, 28.
Mr. Blair withdrew his amendment, but
Mr. Allison renewed it. and it was dis
agreed to yeas, 24; nays. 25. On Mr.
Cockrell's amendment it was tnen agreed
to yeas, 26; nays, 24
Mr. Morrill moved to add to the sub
stitute an appropriation of t6,0O0.0OO.
although he had no doubt, be said, that
it would cost a good deal more than that.
He did not want to conceal what the sen
ate was doing in passing the bill.
Mr. Gorman said that after tbe adop
tion of Mr. Cockrell's amendment there
was no necessity for making any appro
priation, as nothing would be expended
Mr. Morrill's amendment was agreed
to without a division.
Mr. Plumb offered an amendment pro
viding that no contract for tbe paymeut
of any claim shall be recognized by any
official of the government. Agreed to.
Mr. Morrill moved to strike out of the
substitute the words "without any reduc
tion of pay on account of tbe reduction
of hours of labor any agreement between
tbe United States and any such laborer,
workman, or mechanic touching eucb
compensation to the contrary notwith
standing." Agreed to yeas 23, nays 22.
Mr. Paddock offered an additional sec
tion a provision giving to laborers and
"material men" on government works
done under contract a lien upon tbe
moneys due by the government. Agreed
to 81 to 15.
Mr. Hoax renewed Mr. Blair's amend
ment to add Mr. Cockrell's amendment
the mords "but ne agreement shall be
withir this proviso, either as to price or
time, 'vhich was exacted by any governs
ment officer as a condition of employment
or retention is the public service."
Agree) t, 35 to 24.
The bill was then reported to the sen
ate, and all the amendments were agreed
to except that offered by Mr. Morrill, ap
propriating 9 6.000,000 to carry the bill
into affect, which was rejected, 24 to 25.
The bill was then ordered te be read a
third time, 29 to 19.
The question being on the passage of
the bill, Mr. Wolcott Bald that it was an
absurdity and be moved that it be recom
mitted to the committee on education.
The notion was agreed yeas, 27; nays.
24 as follows:
Tea? Allison. Berry. Blaekburn, Blair,
Carlisle, Coke. Dixon, E imuods, George,
Hampton. Harris, Hawley. Hisunck,
Jones of Arkansas, Morrill, P-umb, Power,
Pugb, Ransom. Reagan. Sanders, Sawyer,
Squire. Vest, Walthall, Washburn. Wol
Nay Daniel, Dawes, Dolph, Faulk
ner, Frye, Gorman, Hale, Biggins. Hoar,
Ingalls, Kenna, McConnell, McPherson,
Manderson, Mitchell, Paddock, Pierre,
Quay, Sherman, Shoup. Stewart, Stock
bridge. Teller, Warren 24.
Befo-e tbe vote was announced, and
when Mr. Blair learned hew it stood (26
to 35) ae changed his vote from nav to
yea, an i then moved a reconsideration.
Mr. Harris moved to -ly that motion on
the tab e. Pendinz action on it. how
ever, tte death of Mr. Phelau, of Tennes
see, was announced; and Mr. Harris of
fered tbe usual resolutions of regret and
condolence, which were adopted, as well
as a resolution for the appointment of a
committee to attend tbe funeral. Sena
tors Uirris. Jones of Arkansas, Faulkner
Stockbridge. and Pierce were appointed
such committee, and as a further mark of
respect the s?nate adjourned.
On Monday Mr. Blair promptly moved
a recomidert"on of the bill, but the mos
tion wai lost by a vote of 28 to 29.
The vot on rwonjileiati-.n in detail
was a- f illows: Yeas Allen. Itlair, Casey,
ChaniUt-r. Pn:el, DrvU, D.iwos. Ku.tis,
Farwell. Faulkner, Frye, tiorman. Haw
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Ml"tU xrnnt t-i ht snnx i.'i inn fr hrr,ilon't
It was a lovely May morning, and a
warm south win 1 va 11 :win through
the open windows of Cipt. Land's cozy
quarters and billow ing t ho dainty cur
tains of the breakfast r xm. Down in
'he westward valley, clo-o unL-r the
bluffs, a white mist was ciwjiing tip
ward from the shallows cf thi strain,
and here and there among the furrows
of the company garden, and r.Ion the
railway embankment, little wisps of fo
hovered over the soaking earth. It ha I
rained in torreuts during the night, but
Nature emerged from her bath glowing
ia the rays of a sunrise that tlw officer
of the day pronounced simply gorons
as he turned out for reveille.
A man less joyous hearted than Capt
Lane might have found much to delijht
him in such a radiant morning. But
those sunrises were old stories to this
particular trooper, and though thor.j
was hardly a state or territory west of
the Missouri in which ho had not turned
out with the lark and welcomed in tho
new born day, ho seemed jnst as keen a
worshiper of the sun god as in the buoy
ancy of his boyish days, when, nearly a
score of j-ears before, ho had first joined
the Eleventh cavalry. He was a man
honored and esteemed in his profession.
He was well to do in the world, thanks
to the prudence and frugality of his
subaltern days. He had hardly a care
in the world, no had charming quar
ters, ha4 a charming station, and he was
wedded only daring the year before to a
woman whom he devotedly love 1, and
who believed that the world ha 1 r.ever
contained a man so true and tender and
noble as he.
A very lovely woman was Mrs. Lane,
and a very sweet and winning hostess
she male when doin the honors of her
army home. There were those, to be
sure, who could detect a species of ner
vousness and a vague anxiety in her
manner at times, and there were people
there always are. worse luck: who
could not quite forgive her her present
happiness, or excuse it in her that after
having been woed and won by and
wedded to the Adonis of the regiment
some few years before she ha 1 again
wedded, ;r;d this tim? the ino-t eligible
bachelor in the command, not much
more than two years after the not un
timely taking oil of her first husband.
"No woman ouht to be allowed more
than one e-hoiee out of a regiment," was
the half laughing, half rueful remark of
some of the army wives who ha 1 sisters
yet unchosen. They thought Mrs. Lane
had rather too much good Ir.ck, despite
the fact, now well and generally known,
that her first marriage was a brief story
of sudden disenchantment, of woe and
wretchedness, of shame and sorrow un
speakable. Except among the women,
the name of her first husband was rarely
spoken in the Eleventh; but, unworthy
though he was. there were not lacHng
censors of her own sex to point out time
and again how impossible it would have
been for them, had they lost a husband
in the army, ever to think of taking an
other in the same regiment, especially
when it was known that No. 2 had been
in love with her before she met the orig
inal conqueror of her maiden heart.
That these remarks should in various
forma come eventually to her ears one
can hardly doubt; and that a cloud
should at times overspread tho tranquil
sky of her sweet home life no one who
knew Mabel Vincent ia her school days
could fail to understand No one at the
post except her own loyal husband
dreamed of tho tears she thed over re
marks that, wilfully or witleaiJy, were
repeated to her. He strove earnestly to
soothe and comfort her. Ho redoubled
his devoted and thoughtful attentions.
Women at the fort 6imply raved over
the lover like ways of Capt. Lane to
his wife, and never tired of pointing
out to their respective lords and masters
how tender and watchful he wad. What
charming little presents ho was always
bringing her! "Where did he get such
exquisite violets such lovely carna
tiouir "Did you ever 6ee anything
sweeter than that locket ho rave her
latt week? It was an anniversary of
uie kind. She blushed when 1 asked
her, but wouldn't tell what, ne's al
ways finding excusc-3 for giving her
something," etc. AlI finally some of
his brother Benedicks had come to him
with gloomy faces t5 say that if he
tlidu't "let up on this tort of thing they
would have to ruitth j regiment and the
scrvie; lifo was getting t ba all one in
vi li'-v.s comp;;riooa between his loveli
ness as a hubband and their own indi
vidual shortcomings in that capacity.
Several months had been spent abroad
by Capt. and Mrs. Lane after a quiet
wedding which united them, and then
jouiing the regiment at the fort on ita
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