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THE GREAT STRIKE.
The, Movement Assuming Se rious Proportions. New York To Be Shrouded in Darkness. Meeting of the Workingmen'a Union? The Gaa Men, Coaoh Blacksmiths, Wood Turners, Wood Working Machinists, Carpenters, Metal Workers, Brass Founders, Tin and Slate Roofers and Marble Cutters. In all parts of the city yesterday the knots of workingmen gathered about the halls where the labor meetings are held discussed the shooting affray of the day before. It cannot be said that much regret was expressed for the sad affair in its moral aspect ; but its possible eficct upon the lssuo of the hour was universally deplored. It Is whis pered among the unionists that the would-be assas sin will not be prosecuted. A meeting of the amal gamated carpenters will be held on Monday night to express their formal condemnation of the act. The Germans are universally condemned by the other strikers for their lack of spirit and Belf-abne gatlon, while many of the carpenters who struck nearly a month ago and are still out of employment, have not asked or received a penny from their society fund. The Gcrmuns, it is asserted, draw from the treasury of tho Eight-Hour League in many cases more each week than their earnings for the same space of time before the strike. The most formidable calamity with which tho city has been threatened in consequence of the strikes is that consequent upon the proposed action of the gas men. The majority of those employed by the four companies threaten to leave the works and throw the city into darkness if their demands aro not satisfactorily met to-dav. The coach blacksmiths, finishers and "helpers" have, In the most harmonious manner, agreed to strike on Monday. The woodworkers and ma chanists have arranged to follow them on Tuesday, the brass founders on Wednesday and the metal workers, of whom there are ten thousand in the Metropolitan district, on Thursday. The metal workers of Brooklyn Inaugurate the movement on Monday. The shoemakers strike to-day for an increase of wages, and the printers and stereotypers of all the city newspaper offices are to strike at once for Increased wages, and In July for something else. The dry goods clerks state that they aro actively forming for an effort to Introduce tho eight hour system In all tho retail stores, while the coach makers, in the words of a delegate who last night visited the meeting of the Workingmen's Union, arc prepared to enter the war in an offensive as well as defensive manner. Day by day the straggling forces of the working men are being concentrated. New unions appear on every hand, as if by magic, and they form in a solid wall, while their voices are heard ominous and threatening as the roar of breakers or the rum bling of thunder. But capital pulls its purse strings the tighter and under breath. It Is said by the men who ligured in the first and most success Ail strikes that they can obtain no employment. Everywhere they go they are told, "Yes, we have adopted the Eight-hour system ; its all right, but we have no work for you." The Workingmen's Union. Tho monthly meeting of the above Union was held last evening at 327 Bowery? President Daly. The following resolutions were prepared but not acted upon at a late hour, when the Union was Btlll in session, quarrelling over various matters. A resolution, offered by the Treasurer, Mr. E. H. Graehme, declares That, inasmuch as Mr. Hurlbat, Superintendent of tho new Post Office, has violated the law of tho United Slates, which makes eight hours a legal <luy's work, he should be removed. Compliments Senator Wilson, or' Massachu setts, for his efforts In the interest' ot the workingmen and censures Senators Conklln and Kenton for their apathy in the movement The resolution further calls for the appointment of a Superintendent of the Post Office who will not bo Inimical to the working classes of the city. By Mr. Griffin, as follows Whereas an inflammatory letter, signed Theodore H. Banks as published, ? ? ? the tone of which pro claims a reckless disregard of public opinion and of pub lic wolfare, tending, if not repudiated, to injure tho movomcnt it is supposed to aid, by raising against the masses a just indignation : and whereas silence upon this subject might be construed into an endorsement by us, Resolved, That the Workingmen's Union of this clly. composed of delegates from the various trades, and in common with nil honorable and oaroest worklngmen, condemn and repudiate all portions of said letter where violence is advocated or law or order disregarded. Resolved, That in the present great struggle for the abridgement of labor und the elevation of the masses we rely whollv upon the moral sympathy of the community ana the justice of our demands. To this end we deprecate the tone of said letter and all acts of violence as detri mental to our success. Several new delegations were admitted, Including the Dry Goods Early Closing Benevolent Associa tion, who declared that to a man the dry goods clerks would stand by the eight-hour movement. The coach painters through Mr. Long announced an organization for offensive as well as defensive work. The delegates from the cabinet makers and pianoforte makers declared these trades were de termined to stand out. The latter are to have a demonstration Monday night. An address to the public was offered and ac cepted. It congratulated tho workingmen upon tho success of the strikes so far, urged them to per severe to the end, censured the police officers and judges who have oppressed the workingmen, and urged the different unions to be careful in carrying out the movement in a peaceful manner. The ad dress was adopted. The call of unions showed the following resnlt:? Carpenters and Joiners? Strike quite a success, a few acting as "scabs," but four-fifths of the trade represented in the union. Coopers' Union, No. 4? Flourishing. Varnlsbers and Polishers? Twelve shops have conceded to the demands of tho strikers, and all the shops arc likely to open on the eight-hour prin ciple on Tuesday. The Crispins? The bosses have attempted to re duce the wanes at this season of the year, when business is dull. The Knights of St. Crispin have ordered a general strike on Saturday against a re duction and on the 15th of July for oight hours. Rtali builders? Nine-tenths are in the union, and the eight hours has been conceded and the men are at work. Printers and Stereotypers? John Wood, of Typo graphical Union No. G, reported that the printers of tho city wonld Immediately strike for an in crease of wnges, and all those in the trade would strike in July for eight hours per day. The Union was still In session at a late hour. The Gaa Men? A Plague of Darkness Im pending. On Tuesday last the Gasmen's Protective Asso . elation, consisting of the majority of the men em ployed by the four gas tympanies of this city, sent In a series of resolutions aRking for the eight hour system of work instead of twelve. At present the men work In two "shifts," '6r reliefs, lasting twelve hours each. The average pay is $3 25 per day. There are probably seven hundred men engaged In this work who may be styled skilled laborers, having to serve at least twelve months before they are considered competent to perform tho work. It is labor that Is exceedingly unhealthy, and few men can continue at it steadily for Tour or five years without feeling the effects on their con stitutions. "Why, sir," said one of them to a Hkralu reporter yesterday, "I've known stout, hearty young fellows of twenty-two to go at it, and here at thirty they're broken down old men." They work in front of huge furnace-tires, In the deadly atmosphere of burning coke, and oven in the vapor of escnping steam. Under these circumstances, and probably brought smartly to a sense of tlielr own misery by tho success ful strikes going on all around them, the men, numbering about five hundred, organized a protective union on Tuesday, and submitted a very respectful petition to the superintendents of the gas companies asking that a third "shift" be put on, and ttm; each man's hours oe reduced to eight. To t.hls the superintendents, after consulta tion, replied that they would willingly pay ttiem an Increase of wages amounting to about a dollar and fifty centg per day for each man, but that getting an extra "shift" of men would inconvenience them greatly. "You see, the bosses think they can give us the extra wages now,'" said a gasman yesterday, "and rcduce them again a monlh or two heneo." "Why can they not increase the hours also ?" asked th?> Hkkai.d reporter. "Well, eight hourB Is the law, and they can't no back on thai." In the meantime the gasmen declined tho extra pay and Insisted upon the reduoed hours. They consider their wnges very reasonable as they now are, and desire nothing but fewer hourB In the kill ing atmosphere of the gas house. The numhers of the unionists have Increased greatly, nnd new members are enrolling hourly. They nave given the oompanles until to-day at noon to answer. If the eight hours are not then granted all the employes wdl strike, and by Snnday night New York city, from Fifth avenue to the Vive 1'oints, the mansions of the rich and the tenement houses of the very poor, the public halls, the places of amusement and the entireties will be lighted, If lighted at all, only by oil lamps or candles, and the streets and parks will not lie lighted at all. What opportunities such a state of affairs will give the roughs and thieves of the city, as well as the (Us affcctcd uA embittered spirits among the Btrlking trade, Ur.ions may h? easily Imagined. The C?rrt?|? Blaejumttha. ' The union of oarriage blacksmiths, finishers and helpers met at Oermania Hall, Third avenue, last evening, and there waa ^ large and enthusiastic attendance. The call was for the discussion of the eight-Dour movement, but there seemed to be no room for ad vcrso suggestions. Many reports were made and received with cheers. A formal strike was ordered to begin on Monday next, but one after another many of the large es tablishments wero announced aa having already signified their assent to tho Inauguration of the new system. Reports were called for from the men from Brewster's shop, but no reply was heard. A member suggested that a strong committee, with plenty of muscle, should be sent to pull out tho men working there. A Voick ? Siud fifty and make thim come out. A delegation was sent to conrer with the Eight Dour league, with full power to arrange for tho ap pearance of the blacksmiths In the street parade. A committee was appointed to visit the shops of such mannfacturers as are working their men ten hours. They will go the rounds to-day. The following firms were reported as working ten hours:? Day A Son, Godwin, Jr., Peter Dubois, Eugene Smith, Harrington, Kipp A Marsh, E. M. tildney, Louis Hayman and Frank Ash. A gentleman suggested that the objcct of the union could be better achieved by organizing each branch Into a separate union This at once bred a quarrel, and cries were heard from every part or the room, and nine-tenths of tnc members rose to say they were Insulted. The gentleman rose to explain. lie offered a humble apology, and was greeted with cries of "Shut up!" "rum him out I" "Put a head on him!" Finally the gentleman's (Mr. Donnelly's) apology waa voted upon and received. A gentleman asked if there was any organiza tion. He said that there was no use in asking men to leave their work, ami calling them cowards when tliey refused, If they (the Union) did not know what they proposed to do. (Called to order, amid cries of "Previous question!" "Come to or der 1" and "Put him out!") A second gentleman suggested that the entire Union be requested to join iu tho demonstration of Monday, and if any single member failed to appear that a committee should "put a head on him." (Cries of "Order!" and laughter.) A third gentleman rose to ask if they would not ?:et up a constitution and bylaws. At present hey wero an unorganized mob. He concluded by moving the appointment of a committee to draft by luws. A committee of ten was finally appointed for the above purpose. A gentleman hoped that the committee appointed to visit Bhops should behave in a gentlemanly man ner and not insult tho bosses, as some had been iu the halilt of doing. Ho added that the movement must be. conducted quietly and peaceably if they wish to succeed. The speech was received with , hearty applause. Wood Turners. Abontone hundred members of the Wood Turners' Protective Association met last evening at Mun zinger's Hall. In Thirty-second street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues. Mr. H. A. Guardlner acted as president of the meeting, and Mr. Melvln Apgar, secretary. A motion to reconsider the resolution passed at the previous meeting, June 4, to strike for eight hours, was made by one of the members, and considerable discussion ensued as to the availability of a strike among the trade, as they numbered so few, the most of the wood turners being mixed up with the cabinet makers and other branches of mechanical work. It was finally agreed to strike on next Monday, and the resolution was sustained amidst much enthusiasm. Wood-working Machinists. The planers, moulders, sawyers and turners and other wood-working machinists on the west side of the olty met last night in Vogel's Hall, 458 Ninth avenue, near Thirty-sixth street. The meeting was called for half-past seven o'clock sharp, but at eight sharp they had not yet organized. Fifteen minutes later, when a few of them had drank a health to King Gambrlnus, an Individual named O'Brien be gan to "spout." This was their second meeting, and about fifty men were present. Many of the men present did not know by what authority Mr. O'Brien assumed the position of chairman and in sisted on Imputing treachery and Benedict Arnold Ism to his associates. It afterward appeared that the cause of it all was that he had paid out $4 20 for advertising and the meeting last week had elected him chairman as an equivalent. Tlds was not deemed a " fair shake," however, and those present were asked to come down with their dimes to reimburse O'Brien. This individual has a great appreciation of his own ability to talk and his powers of endurance, and tor half an hour he held the floor against all odds. He wanted to get tho meeting up to the '*olnt of striking on Tuesday next, ami in his anxlsty to do this and to show them the value uud ut ??>. ;y of "co-operation, consolidation, amalga mation,'' he started at Plymouth Rock in 1020 and brought up at Appomattox Court House In 1805, tiiklnglnon his way the Pilgrim Fathers. George Washington, Andrew Jackson, General McClellan and General Grant. The success of Washington, Jackson and Grant was due to the three big words above given, and because they had no Benedict Arnolds In their camp, as the workers in wood have, or, having such traitors, they speedily got rid 01' them. GENERAL M'CLEI. LAN'S KAILFHE was due to a lack of co-operation, consolidation and amalgamation, for while he waited to fortify him self at, Yorktown he gave the enemy time to tort i ly himself, and hence neither was able to whip tho other, it would be even so with the planers and sawyers, unless they struck (promptly, before the "bosses" had time to organize. He hoped there was no man present who would defer the strike until he had made sure of his "hash" for the sum mer. His plan would be to strike first and look for the hash afterwards. If one starved, let all starve, but let them stand together. The Eight-Hour law stands on the statute books of the State and tho nation, and lias been endorsed by the Governor, Ac., and it must be enforced at every cost. But to do this tliey must reinforce the men already In the field, and who tor weeks have been fighting their battles. It was a disgrace that they had not done this before: but there are too many Benedict Arnolds in the camp. A young member called the Chairman to order for hlff repeated Insinuations of treachery; but it made very little difference. He continued to talk, and urged the wood-working machinists to change their labor tactics as Grant changed his military tactics and they would conquer Just as surely ds n6. Another member suggested at this point, that It was easy for General Grant to win, because he had no enemy to oppose him. The Chair decided that the point was well taken, but that they have fear ful obstacles to contend against. This Interruption cooled the chairman's ardor a little, and during A BRIEF RRSTITE FROM HIS HARANOrE a member moved that the Secretary call for the names of shops represented iu the ' meeting, the hours of labor in tlmse shops and the number of men employed In each. This motion, reasonable enough on Its. face and designed to give the meet ing some Information In regard to the num ber that might be expected to turn out, was bitterly opposed by the Chairman, who was about to move that the meet ing vote at once on the question whether or not they should strike on Tuesday for the eight hours. He was reminded, howover, that as chair man he had no right to oppose a motion nor to make one himself. He owned up, aud alter waiting a while for some one else to oppose it, but finding none, he put It to the meeting and It was adopted. Half a dozen shops were named, two of them already working eight-hour men, and the rest not very certain as to what they would do. A delegate from the German Association of wood working machinists who wa-i present said he had been sent to ask them not to supersede them In the shops in Laurens, Sullivan and other streets and shops down town. Ile suggested that all the workers in wood should meet In Teutonia Hall, Third avenue, on Monday evening. The meeting was ready for the suggestion and promptly adopted it, and the final action on strike was deferred until that time. , '? The Carpenter*. The amalgamated carpenters held a meeting last night, to wind up the affairs connected with their strike. Mr. Pardy, of the carpenters, was present, and addressed the meeting. The shooting case on Wednesday was deeply deplored, and a meeting of all the carpenters is to be held on Monday night, to give an official expression of disapproval of all such measures. For Theodore Hanks, the long haired Internationalist, and his letter no sympathy was shown, Mr. Pardy expressly stating that tho carpenters utterly repudiated him and the society to which he belonged, characterising his latest ef fort at letter writing us an attempt to foist himself upon the public and gain notoriety. After the transaction of some routine business I the meeting adjourned. Iron and Metal Workers to Strike. The iron and metal workers of New York and vicinity held a ihost enthusiastic mass meeting last evening In the Germanla Assembly Rooms, 21)3 Bowery. The large hall on the first floor contained fully three thousand men, and great unanimity was manifested throughout the meeting. The men have every confidence of gaining what they seek ? namely, eight hours for a day's work, without any reduction of present wages. They say they know that of the thirty-two bosses in this city four have already promised acquiescence In the movement, and six others. It is expected, will do so on Mon day next. They believe no opposition to any ex tent will be made by the greater number of bosses, and that the victor? will be a peaceable one. Tlus i trade numbers in all, 10,000 men, scattered Offer Manhattan Island. .Ajt abont half-post eight o'clock the meeting was called to order and Mr. John Roche was elected chairman. Mr. Roche, In a few words, explained tlie object of the meeting, and then introduced Mr. Crowe, who made a lengthy and telling address, re viewing the entire history of the labor question and urging unanimity on the part of the men in this momentous crisis lor worklngmen's rights. Ho promised now as sure a victory as some years ago was gained, when some tirteen thousand men solemnly declared in Tompkins squaro that the statute books of New York state should never bo deflled by a law denying mechanics the right to as semble to demand their rights. Mr. ltoche In. Btanced several occasions on which the working" men in their might had conquered their bitterest foes. In speaking of the objections raised by capi talists to adopt the "natural division of the (lay" he said that experience in England and America had proved that the rest asked for was in the end ad vantageous to employer and euiployd. He con cluded with a strong appeal to the men to stick firmly together in this contest, assuring them that If they did so they were sure of success. Mr. Jones, of the stonecutters, was the next speaker, aud, before reading the resolution, mode some pertinent remarks, demanding of the men If they were willing to stand by their pledge if it met their approval. Unanimous "ayes"' responded to the call. The following are the resolutions:? Whereas it has been fully demonstrated that the time has arrived tor the iron and metal workers of New York and vicinity to take a decided step to obtain the benefit of the KUht Hour law; and whereat* we have sufficient proof that other trades have obtained it unit seek to sup port us in our endeavor*; therefore, we the Iron and metal worker* of New York and vicinity, in mass meet intf asm-mlilcd, do herebv Resolve to take the necessary steps to ohtalu it by mora suasion impossible? by strike il forced to It. Resolved, That every boss cmployiiiK Iron nnd metal workers be notified that on and after June 18, 1.S72, were-1 quest that eight hours shall constitute a day's work, with - out reduction of present wanes lor those in their employ. Resolved, That if they refuse to accede to this request we strike all toKctlier on that date. Resolved, That we avoid all personal violence or breach of the laws. Resolved, That a copy of .theso resolutions be placed in the hands of every boss In New York and viciuitv con nected with the trade. Before the question was put on the- adoption of the resolutions u Brooklyn delegate got the floor and stated that the Brooklyn men were determined to demand eight hours a day on Monday next. He urged, too, that the New York men ought not to give the "bosses" any chance to combine, but to strike on Monday. The chairman stated that if the Brooklyn men In tended to strike on Monday they might rely on the co-operation and assistance of their Now York brothers, but that the New York men had deter mined to afford the "bosses" an opportunity of meeting the demand of the men without any quar rel whatever. The question on the adoption ol the resolutions was t hen put and a terrlile "aye" was the response. Addresses were made by Mr. John Qulnn, of the Stone Cutters: Mr. W. P. Mitchell, of the Printers, and Mr. W. J. Jessup, President of the State Work ingmcn's Assembly. THE GERMANS. The German iron and metal workers, belonglngto the same organization, also held a meeting in tho rear room of the large hall, and unanimously adopted the resolutions given above, but presented in the Gorman language. This meeting was pre sided over by G. A. Hoffman, nnd the speakers were Messrs. Ilarmrlchhausen, Hoffman, Kunn and strau ber. The meeting was most enthusiastic In favor of the eight hour system. The Bran Founder* to Strike. A meeting of delegates from the various brass foundries and finishing establishments in New York city and vicinity was held last evening at 375 Broome street. There were about flrty delegates present. The object of the meeting was to ascer tain the feeling among the workmen relative to the eight-hour question, and In this respect It was emi nently successful, with but one or two exceptions the delegates reported their shops as not only ready, but very anxious for an Immediate strike to obtain a reduction of tho hours of labor. Several said their bosses had already announced their wil lingness to give eight hours whenever the men de manded It, and in two instances tho delegates said their bosses would commence work on the eight-hour principle Monday morning. In view of these tects a resolution was passed urging the Brass Founders and Finishers' League to order a strike, commencing Wednesday next, the 12th Inst. Tin and Slate Hoofers. A meeting of the tin and slate roofers was held last evening at Academy Hall for the purpose of winding up affairs in connection with the strike, which has so successfully terminated. Hitherto the roofers have had no organization, and the prin cipal object of the meeting last night was to start a Sermanent one. The chair was taken by Thomas IcCue and John Henry was appointed secretary. A delegation which luul been sent to Brooklyn to Incite the members of the trade to strike, reported that their mission had been successful, and that the tin and slate roofers of the above city would strike lor the eight hours next Monday week. A largo number or new members joined? In all increasing the active members of the proposed Union to 1,400. A meeting is to be held to-night for tile election o' oftlcers. The Marble Cutters. A crowded meeting of the marble cutters was held last evening at Academy Hall, Third avenue. Reports were received from a number of delega tions, stating that the strtke was making favorable progress and would In all probability terminate to-night. More than fifty linns have acceded to the demands of the men, and only a few of the smaller firms hold out. The Bom Horaeahoer*. The boss horseshoe rs met last evening at Christo pher Bath's, on tho corner of Ninth avenue ana Thirty-fourth street. Mr. John Hennet took the chair, and, after calling the meeting to order, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted. Mr. Martin Keogh and Mr. Murphy made some remarks In relation to the horseshoers, Justifying the men in their strike for eight hours and fair wages. Mr. Bennett also supported the movement, and stated that he believed that most of the railroad companies had agreed to the de mands of the journeymen, and alt hough there were one or two companies that still held out, they would soon have to give and do the trade justice. On motion tho meeting then adjourned, to meet at the same pluce on next Friday evening. Weber on Eight Hours. New York, June 7. 1872. To toe Editor op the Herald:? Without going Into the merits of the strike, pro or con, let me ask you, as a favor, to contradict, in yonr Issue to-morrow, a statement made in this day's Herald, that "Weber would, in all probability, accede to the demands of the men in a tew days." It is made out of whole cloth and' there is not the first particle of truth In it. With one exception I employ the lnrgest number of men In the pianoforte business In this city. My men left their work two weeks ago, controlled by a power stronger than mine, and which seems to liave become a temporary epidemic. I have guided them through every Rtorm successfully for the last eighteen years and do not doubt their returning for their old pilot very shortly. I think it was Abe Lincoln who said, "What can't lie done won't be done," and I am convinced In my own mind the Eight-Hour law cannot be established in the pianoforte business at present, and therefore It will not be established. Yours, very respectfully, A. WKISKK. Police Arrangement* for the Proce*slon. The Board of Police yesterday granted permission to the Eight-nour League to have a public proces sion on Monday next provided they did not go below Canal street and would keep within ten feet of the curb. The VorUD|mtO agreed to observe these regulations and the parade will accordingly take place. THE LABORERS AND THE ALDERMEN. A committee of the Board of Aldermen, consist ing of Messrs. Joyce, Mehrbach and Gilsey, waited on Comptroller Green and Commissioner Van Nort yesterday, In pursuance of a resolution passed at the Board meeting of the 27th ult. At that meeting a discussion arose on the steps that should be taken to remedy the distress existing among the laborers who are thrown ont of employment by the discon tinuance of public works and on account of the in action of the Department of Public Works upon the numerous ordinances adopted for street repairs. It was then asserted by Alderman Conover that this inaction was because t tie Comptroller could not find time to open the numerous bids for the proposed works. Comptroller Green yesterday stated to the com mittee that the Alderman was mistaken, the fact being that he never received any nofitlcatlon from tlfe Department of Public Works as to the reception of bids, and that he was never requested to attend an opening of bids. He expressed his readiness to officiate in that character at any time. The Super intendent of street Improvements of the Depart ment of I'nblle. Works also stated to the committee that of the numerous ordinances passed by the old Board looking to the execution of works that would at the present time aiford a good deal of employment, the majority of them were not legal. It was so decided by the Corpora tion Counsel. They could not, therefore, be acted upon. Again, as tothe ordinances passed by the present Board, the Superintendent explained that In view of the fl?ct that the Comptroller was not paying contractors for work done, he deemed It would not be for the Interest of the city to call for bids for additional work. Now. however, It Is Intended to advertise the contracts and begin work without delay. In regard to raising the rate of wages, which was also a purpose of tne visit of the committee, they state that they have received assurance that; the rate will be raised If anv grounds for doing so should be presented. It Is believed the Board of Aldermen will take farther action In the matter at vb? ucxuneeUus. WASHINGTON Debate on an Enforcement Amend ment in the Senates A Pension Sill Passed Over the Veto. JOY TO A REVOLUTIONARY RELICT The Sundry Civil and Fortification Bills Sent to Conference. Civil Eights Ku Klux Bills Again Ku Kluxed. Clearing XJp BusincHH in tho IIOIlNCa Wasiiinoton, Juno 7, 1872. Congratulations and Enthusiasm. The President wan called upon to-day previous to tho meeting of the Cabinet by a large number of delegates to the Philadelphia Convention, who are now on a visit to Washington, and received their congratulations. Many of the delegates are visit ing t lie Cabinet officers and others, and there is much enthusiasm manifested. Grant and Wilson Meeting* A Grant and Wilson meeting was held to-night at Lincoln Ilall, which was crowded, a number of ladies being among the auditors. Senator Sherman presided and made a speech, followed by Secretary Delano, Representatives Bingham, Shellabarger and Stevenson and Professors Langston and Starrs, of Chicago. Resolutions were adopted endorsing the Philadelphia nominations, and tho meeting ad journed with enthusiastic cheers. Tlic House at. IIusIiu-ns Again? An Old Lady'a Delight. Business was resumed In the House again to-day. Most of the members who attended the Convention at Philadelphia were in their seats. Considerable business was disposed of, and an attempt to pass the Civil Rights bill and also the bill providing for the extension of the Ku Klux law was made with out success. The Civil Rights bill has a majority vote, but requires two-thirds to pass It. The Ku Klux lias not upon test votes received a majority of votes and cannot pass. The Fortification and River and Harbor bills were referred to conference com mittees. The House was the sceno of qulto a sensational flutter during the passage of Senate Nil, No. l,ooo, for the relief of Sarah S. Stairord, the daughter of a naval officer of the Revolutionary war. She Is an old lady of nearly seventy years of age, and has beeu prosecuting this claim for more than twenty five years. The claim is for services rendered by her father as volunteer naval oftlccr, which were of a very delicate and meritorious character. The bill was passed by the Senate and came up in the Houbc to-day, and the old lady, all anxiety, was seated In the gallery. Attention was jit once turned toward her, as her fears became demonstrative. The bill was put 011 its passage by a viva voce vote. Tho ayes appeared to be largely in the majority, a fact which the old lady was keen to recognize, and without waiting for the decision of the Speaker she rose to her feet, and, through Iter smiles and tears, bowed her thanks to the members below ami waved her handkerchief in the most enthusiastic manner. This provoked .hearty laughter, so loud that tho noes were not heard, and the Spcakor declared the bill passed. The scene was quite an unusual one In the House. At four o'clock the House took a recess until eight o'clock. There Is still apprehension that an extra session will be forced upon the House. Belgium'* Kxtradition Ideas. The President to-day communicated to tho Ifonse of Representatives copies of the correspondence between tills government and that of Belgium in regard to the negotiation of an extradition treaty. The correspondence took place in 186K. The attempt to negotiate the treaty failed because Belgium was averse to including a stipulation for giving up Belgian subjects who had committed crime in the United States. The Belgian laws consider that only foreigners and not Belgians are the proper subjects of extradition In case of criminal offences in the United States. The Belgian government, therefore, said It was impossible to accede to the desire expressed by the United States to include nationals. The United States on the other hand hold that their own citizens and the subjects or citizens of the other contracting Power, are no less lit subjects of extradition than foreigners. Louisville Canal Tolls. Representative Ilolman's proposition in the House to reduce the tolls of the Louisville Canal was engrafted on the River and Harbor bill in the Senate, and has been concurred In by the House, thus fixing the tolls at Ave cents per ton. Presidential Nominations. The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-day Ellis Spear, of Maine, to be Examiner-ln-Chlef In the Patent Office; Odin Thayer, Assessor of Internal Revenue for the Eighth Massachusetts district ; V. S. Lusk, United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina. Senatorial Confirmations. The Senate in executive session this afternoon confirmed the following nominations:? Mediral Director James C. Palmer, to be Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medical Surgcrv, vice Koltz. re tired by reason of age ami length of Hervlce; Robert P. Dick, to be United States District Judge, ami Virgil S. Lusk, to be Attorney for the Western Dis trict of North Carolina. FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Second Session. SENATE. Washinoton, Juno 7, 1872. The Vice President appointed Messrs. Stewart, (rep.) of Ncv., ami Stockton, (ilem.) of N. J., mem bers of the Board of Visitors to West Point. In place of Messrs. Wilson, (rep.) of Muss., and Blair, (ilem.) 1 of Mo., declined. Mr. Bokeman, (rep.) of W. Va., called np the Senate bill to reimburse the United States Marshals for moneys necessarily expended by them in taking j the ninth census in excess of the compensation j allowed them uuder the law in force before the passage of this act. Passed. Mr. Winixjm, (rep.) of Minn., railed up the Senate bill to perfect ccrtain land titles. Passed. SKIZINO I'Ai'KKH. Mr. TRCKBCLL, (rep.) of 111., movod that the Judi ciary Committee be discharged from the further consideration of the House bill to regulate the seizure and examination of invoices, books and papers in Custom House cases, and that tho bill be placed on the calendar. Mr. Conkuno (rep.), of N. Y., objected to tho motion in the absence of Mr. Kdmunds. Mr. Fknton expressed the hope that the com mittee would be discharged, and that the bill to regulate the service in the Collection of customs at the various ports of entry in the I'nlted States, and the disposition of fines and forfeitures Incurred under the laws relating to customs, Ac., which was j made the special order for January s, would be taken up and passed. The exigencies of the public service require its consideration. He charged that, this bill, which had now been delayed lor several months, had been purposely delayed. After further discussion, Mr. Edmunds (rep.), of Vt., moved to lay Mr. Trumbull's motion on the tat>le. Not agreed to? yeas iO, nays 33. Mr. Tat miii i.i. said in relation to action by the committee on the bill under discussion that he had tried several times to get a quorum of the commit tee to meet, in order to consider It, and had failed on account of the illness of Mr. Kdmunds, and, therefore, thought the best way was to put the bill on the calendar and let tlie Senate act its pleasure on It. Mr. nrcKiNanAM, (rep.) of Conn., expressed ?te hope that Mr. Trumbull's motion would prevail, In i order that the bill, which was important to the proper collection of the pnblic revenue, might go on the calendar and have some chance to be passed before final adjournment. Mr. Edmukm said to place the bill on the calendar would deprive It of that grave consideration which it would be likely to receive if Kept in the judiciary i Committee, where it ought to be perfected before being placed before the Senate for action. Mr. Ed- ] mumU explained at some length the objects sought i to be attained In the administration of the customs service by the provisions of the bill. He thought It i . would be discourteous to the committee to take It | out ol their hands at the prescut tltne. The morning hour here expired and the subject ( went over. Mr. Hayard, (dem.) of Del., asked unanimous consent to have a vote taken on Ids motion to al . low the minority of the New York Custom House In i vestlgatmg Committee to print their views during the recess. Mr. Colk, (rep.) of Cal., objected, when Mr. Cas bkkly, (dem.) of Cal., arose and was appealing to Mr. Cole merely to allow the vote to be taken, but Mr. Conkling refused to allow him to proceed. THE SUNDRY CIVIL Al'I'KOl'KI ATION HILL was then taken up. The motion of the commltteo to strike out the sixth section, allowing puy to mall contractors In the rebel States prior to May 31, 1H61, was I'arricd by a vote of 28 to 27. The amend ment of the committee to allow a credit to the Col lector of the Port of Chicago in the settlement of Ins accounts or such sums in coin and currency as may have been lost during the tire in that city was agreed to. The amendment of the committee ap propriating $251,065 97 to restore to THK CHEEK ORPHANS OK 1H32, certain funds to which they are entitled under the treaty with the Creek nation of March 24, 1K32, was discussed at length. Mr. Morrill, (rep.) of Me., moved an amendment that the sum named In the appropriation be In vested by the Secretary of the Interior In live per cent bonds of the United States, to be held In trust for said orphans, the interest thereof to be paid to said orphans or their legal representatives, upon furnishing sutUclcnt proof of Identity. Agreed to. The question then being on agreeing to the amendment of the committee us amended, It was rejected? yeas 17, nays 26. ?A PENSION VKTO. A message was received from the President re turning without his approval the lull for the relief or Thomas Wallace and giving his reasons therefor, which was read and referred to the Committee on Claims. The veto message Is as follows To T11K SENATE OK THE 1 1 N1TKD STATUS 1 have the honor to return herewith the Senate bill No. entitled "An act for tho relief of Thomas B. Wallace, of Lexington, in the State of Missouri," without my signature. This claim, for which $11,260 are appropriated by this bill, is of the same nature and character as the claim ol Dr. J. Milton Best. which was returned to tho Senate on the 1st Instant without my signature. The same reasons which prompted the return of that bill for reconsideration apply to this case, , which also is a claim lor compensation on account of the ravages of the war, and comes under tho same geneial principle of both International and municipal law, that all property is held subject not only to be taken by the government lor public, uses, In which case, under the constitution of tho United States, the owner is entitled to part compensation, but also subject to bo temporarily occupied or even actually de stroyed in times of great public danger and when the public safely demands it; ami In tho latter case governments do not admit a legal obli gation on their part to compensate the owner. The temporary occupation of, injuries to and destruction of property caused by actual and neces sary military operations are generally conceded to all within the last-mentioned principle, and if a government makes compensation under such cir cumstances It Is a matter ol bounty rather than of Btrict. legal right. If it lie deemed proper to niako compensation for such losses 1 renew my recom mendation that provision be made by general legls lat Ion for all similar cases. U. S. UKANT. KxBCimvH Mansion, June 7, 1872. Mr. Cole, (rep.) of Cal., moved an amendment authorizing the Secretary of War to extend the signal service to take observations for the beuellt ol agriculture. Agreed to. THE CORLISS CLAIM. The commltteo amendment providing that the Secretary of the Navy pay the unliquidated debt, now due tho Corliss Steam Engine Company for steaui machinery furnished under contract with the Navy Department, amounting to $267, tws, was dis cussed with reference to Its admissibility as an amendment to the bill under consideration, and was ruled out. UNEXPENDED BALANCES. Mr. Morrill, (Hep) of Vt., moved an amendment mollifying the provisions of the act of July 3, 1H70, requiring all unexpended balances of appropria tions for public buildings to be covered Into tho Treasury at the end of the year for which they were appropriated, so as to allow such balances to be ex pended during the year iOllowiug tho period of the limit mentioned In the law. Pending action on the amendment the Senate, at a quarter to live 1*. M., on the motion of Mr. Stock ton, proceeded to the consideration of executive business, at the close of which a recess was taken until half-past seveu P. M. Evening Session. Mr. Wnao.N, (rep.) of Mass., from tho Military Committee, reported the House bill relative to re tired olllcers of the army and repealing tho thirty second section of tho act ol July 20, 1HU0. Passed. THE SUNDRY APPROPRIATION KILL was taken up, the question being upon tho adop tion of the amendment offered by Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, to repeal so much of the act of July 3, 1K70, as prohibits tho use of tho unexpended balances of tho appropriations for public buildings beyond the year for which they were appropriated. Mr. Morrill submitted a modification removing the restriction from all the public, buildings now In course of construction so far as relate# to tho present unexpended balance. The modified amendment was agreed to. Mr. Morrill (rep.), of Me., offered an amend ment appropriating an additional sum of $3,000 for the decoration of tho Capitol with works of art. Agreed to. Mr. Morrill, of Me., offered an amendment ap propriating $u.ooo for the publication of the vol umes of Wilkes' Exploring Expedition. Agreed to. Mr. Conkling, (rep.) of N. V., on behalf of the Committee on Commerje, offered amendments ap propriating $is,ooo for the erection of a lighthouse at Green Bay, Wis. ; $10,000 for a lighthouse at tho entrance to White River, Mich., and $20,000 for a lighthouse at Charlotte Harbor, on the West Coast of Florida, which was agreed to. Mr. Kkllooo, (rep.) of La., offored as an amend ment substantially the supplemental Enforcement act, already passed by the Senato this session, re moving the restriction of the provisions of the original enforcement act to places having 20, 000 population and upward, and extending them to all voting precincts. Mr. Casskrly raised the point of order that this amendment was not in order, under the rule that no amendment to an approplatlon bill shall bo re ceived, making legislative provision other than such as directly relate to an appropriation con tained in the bill. The Chair (Mr. Anthony) overruled the point ol order. Mr. Thurman, (dem.) oi Ohio, appealed from the decision of the Chair, and said that if an amend ment like this, extending the provisions of the En forcement act all over the country, could be enter tained 011 this bill, then .the rule meant nothing " nir! Casseri.y said tho reception of this amend ment was a gross violation of both tho spirit ami the letter of the rule. Mr Tkumbull read the rule, and said nothing could be clearer than that under it this amendment was out of order. Mr. CoNKLiNfi argued that It was In order. The vote was taken on the appeal, and the decis ion of tho Chair was sustained? yeas 28, navs 22. Mr. Thurman then moved to lndellnltely post pone the bill, and said that under the decision to which tho Senato had now come every statute passed since the foundation of the government, on whatever subject referred to In this bill, was open to amendment or repeal, and all under the restric tive five minutes rule. He would a thousand times sooner have the previous question of tho House of Hepresentatives. Senators may smile and think THIS IS A VERY SMART TRICK. but It Is a proposal to stifle free speech In a wny that was never before known in this world. Tho whole body of the statuto laws of the land aro placed at the mercy of a numerical majority, with out allowing any debate. Iletter adopt the rule of Louis Napoleon at once and establish a military despotism. Better place the country atonce under the rule of Ulysses the Silent, for this Is a step In that direction, if this arbitrary rule is to prevail, It Is the end of all freedom of debate in the Ameri can Senate. It Is the death knell oi liberty In this country, for FREE SPEECH IS NECESSARY TO LIBERTY. He appealed to the majority rather to extend tho 1 session than to overthrow tho last refuge of the ^MnVcMXER, (rep.) of Mass., said he thanked Mr. Thurman for what he had said. He (Mr. Sumner) agreed with him that under this ruling even the Civil Rights bill could be moved as an amendment. (Laughter.) That was a bill well knowu in this chamber. (Laughter.) He now moved it, pure and simple. (Laughter.) Mr. Bi.air moved to adjourn. Lost? nays 30, yeas 10. , M Mr. Cassf.ri.y, (dem.) 01 Cal., regarded Mr. Kellogg us the mere organ of others in the matter. The action of the majority here, falling In as regu lars as at the tap of the drum, was sufficient to sliow that the proceeding was all concerted in ad vance. lie had listened with amazement to tho decision of the Chair admitting this amendment. There was not a Justice's court In the country where such a decision, under such a rule, would not be toru to shreds in live minutes by auy lawyer who j could command a fee of $10. Such a de- I piston as had been made here to-night by | the Senate could not have obtained leu ; votes, unless it was to meet some party exigency. The minority had in good faith accepted the proposal of the majority to limit the | debate on appropriation bills, never dreaming that j any such measures as this were to be attempted to be forced on them. To what straits must the rui- 1 Ing party In this country i>c driven ? break faith with the minority, under the shin 01 a decision, which, when It has served Its purposi. will never be used agalu, and attempt to r r . measure, perhaps on an unwilling Housp ' spectacle, for a great majority ,in ..n?rouriH. 1 put their bavonct Election law tn an 11 P iffir "iJ'W'LV 0 PS ?.?5' matnrtt v in thU body wiih to force an cxvr? PCHHMJU. that the request preferred by . ieleiates t!> the Philadelphia Convention lor the Massage of this and kindred measures was due to the manipulation of the radical Senators who at tended tliftt Convention. . # .. . Mr trumbct^l culled attention to the fact that tlwu wa* no Quorum in the chamber, and moved to adjourn, remarking that he did not think so lm portuut a measure as this should be discussed in TUB ABSI5NCB OK A QUORUM. The motion to adjourn wan rojccted. Mr. Stockton, (dem.) of N. J., argued that the amendment was new legislation, and was undoubt edly out of order, lie also charged that the action of 1 lie majority was bad faith to the XBiuonty. He had trusted to them not to ai tempt an.\ thing like thU. A Senator of the majority, now within the sound of his voiee, had promised that this thing should not be attempted, and lie (Mr. Stockton) had trusted turn, although other deiaociutlr Senators had said "Don't do It." The Senator from Massachusetts (Mr. Wilson) is the great friend of the workinguien of the country, and he tells us that they knew what the Senato was doing. They do know, .the people of the country know what Ingoing ou In the senate here to-night, and his word for it, they will want to know what i* the meaning of It, and no man who Is concerned in thia movement will derive any benefit from i', Mr. Anthony, (rep.) of it. I., expressed himself as willing to rescind the rule limiting debate, so that there could be full debate on each side. Mr. Tm kman said no one com plained of the rulo If It was sincerely adhered to and amendments not germane were excluded. Mr. Casskkly said the objection was not to the rule, but to the extraordinary decision which had been made under it. It was a decision made with out authority and would come back without re spect. Mr. Iti.AiR, at 11:40 P. M., again moved to ad journ. Lost. Mr. Saulsbhbt, (dem.) of Del., said the crim inality of this whole matter attached to the ma jority. It is a matter which exhibits the utmost HAD FAITH ON THK PAItT OF THK MAJORITY. The minority trusted in the majority, that they would not attempt to put on these partisan measures to appropriation bills. This was an act of oppression to the minority, but it was in keeping with the whole history of the re publican party since its conception. Its history has been one of oppression and wrong from the beginning to the end. there Is not one Of the ten first amendments to the con stitution that it has not repeatedly violated. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Washington, Juno 7, 1872. TARIFF OPERATION. Mr. Butler, (rep.) of Mass., Introduced a bill fixing the time of the operation of the tariff rree list July 1, lustead of August. Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Mr. Dawks, (rep.) of Mass., from the Commltteo on Ways and Means, reported a bill providing that when it shall bo shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that parties are entitled to a refund of duty paid on goods In public stores or bonded warehouse the 1st of August, 1872, under the provisions of the recently passed Tariff act, it shall bo the duty of the Secretary to draw a war rant for the amount. Passed. On motion of Mr. Bbatty, (rep.) of Ohio, 1,000 copies or the Tariff act were ordered to bo printed for the use of members of the House. The same number of copies of the new postal code were also ordered to bo printed. l'ASSED OVER THE VETO. The House took up the message of the President, vetoing the bill granting a pension to Mary Aim Montgomery, the Senate having reconsidered and passed the bill, the President's objections to the contrary notwithstanding, and now the House, af ter a brief debate, passed the bill by the required constitutional majority of two-thirds? yeas 101, nays 44. Mr. Brooks, (dem.) oftf. Y., asked leavo to In troduce a bill providing that all acts and parts of acrs requiring duties to be assessed upon packages, commissions, brokerage, cost of transportation, shipment, transhipment and other like costs and incidental charges Incurred In packing ami shipping merchandise, are hereby repealed ana all acts ana parts of acts Inconsistent with ?the provisions ot this section are hereby repealed. Mr. Randall, (dem.) or Pa., objected. THE RAWLINS MUNIMENT. The Sfkaker laid before the House a message from the President, calling the attention of Con gress to the act approved July 14, 1*70, directing tho Secretary of War to place at the disposal ol tho President certain bronze cannon for the erection of an equestrian statue of General J. A. Rawlins, Ac. The President says that no artist is named or parties designated to whom the ordnance is to be delivered, in order to remove ambiguity he de sires Congress to signify what action shall be taken as to the artist and fix the amount of money to bo expended; and, further, that a board of otllceia shall be named to locate the monument. Referred to the Committee on Appropriations. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. The Speaker also laid before t he House additional copies or correspondence relating to commerce be tween the United Slates and certain British Col onial possessions; also copies of a correspondence with regard to on extradition treaty between tho United States aud Belgium. Referred. THE SPEAKER'S TABLE. The House concurred In sundry Senate amend ments to private bills. The House passed the bill granting tho right of way to the Pensacola and Louisville Railroad Com pany of Alabama, said road to be llnlshed within live .years. The road la only eight miles long and ex tends from tho Alabama lino to a place called Pol lock, on the lino of tho Mobile and Montgomery Railroad. The House passed tho Senate bill authorizing tho construction of a railroad bridge across the Missis sippi at tiro city of lied Wing, Minn. Tne Senate amendments to THE RIVJfR AND HARBOR BILL were read. The House non-concurred In nnmerous amend ments, including that conlinlng the appropriations to the next ilscal year, and asked for a committee of conference. The Speaker signed a large number of enrolled bills. The House non-concurred in the Senute amend ments to THE FORTIFICATION BILL, and asked a committee or conference. The House concurred in the Senate amendment to the bill authorizing the Secretary or War to re-lease twenty-live acres of land to the Plattsburg and Canada Railroad. TH RKATENINO JURORS. The House took up and tho clerk read the Senate substitute for the bill to prevent and punish ob struction of justice In Courts of the United States. It provides for the line and imprisonment, or both, of persons who may by threat or force, or by threat ening communications, endeavor to influence grand or pettt Jurors. The bill was reierred to the Com mittee on the Judiciary. The Speaker appointed Messrs. Sawyer, Sheldon and Randall a Committee of Conference on the River and Harbor bill, and Messrs. Nlblack, Don nau and Twltchell a committee of conference ou the Fortification bill. CIVIL RIGHTS. The nonse took up the Senate bill to declare and enforce the civil rights of citizens of the United States. Mr. Poland offered an amendment providing that no penalty should exceed $l,ooo, the minimum to be at the discretion of the Court. Mr. Brooks said the words "civil rights" should be changed to social rights. Mr. Poland, (rep.) of Vt., replied there was nothing about social rights In the bill. Mr. Brooks said the colored men or the conntry now have every civil right that he had or any other man. Mr. Poland? But there Is no remedy for a viola tion In some States. Mr. Brooks? There is, under the common law, a remedy everywhere. Mr. Poland ? But there is no penalty. Mr. Brooks ? The States have sovereign power to enforce any penalties they please, and social rights such as the bill demands if the concern of anybody are the concern of the States, not of the federal government. Mr. Poland moved to pass the bill nnder a sus pension of the rules, with his ameudment. Thedlouse voted, and the result was go against 73, so the Question was decided la the negative, there not being the required two-thirds. Mr. Poland then modified his amendment, chang ing the proposed penalty from $L,0CKi to fUKt, ami again moved a suspension of the rules aud the pas sage of the bill. The vote was 83 against 73. The question was, therefore, decided in the negative, not being two thirds. The bill now lies ou the Speaker's table. The Committee of Conference on the Denver and Hlo (ira lido Kali road bill made a report thereon, which was agreed to. THE Kf Kl.t'X BILL. The House took op the Senate Kn Klux Mil pro posing to extend the suspeuslon or t/ie privileges of tin; writ of habeas corpus until the end of the next regular session of Congress. The vote ou the suspension of the rules was lit against 8S. Two thirds was required to suspend the rules and pass the bilL The following is the vote in detail;? Ykah ? Mccxrs. Beatty, Muck lev , BulButoB, Butler ft Tenn., Coltum. Conifer, ('fucker, Da we t, i?nell, Dunnell, l (liter of Ohio, I farmer, HarrU ol Mim., Haven.*, Iinwlev. HasotSm ot N. J.. Hill. Hoar, Houghton. Lam port, Mcflrew, McJtinkin, Mereur. Merrlmo, Monroe. Leonard Myers! Orr, Pucka r< ? J*1*!!"' 1 cl$ ?" ton. Pcrco. PorrvorOliio, Poland, l'riiidle, lUiner, Llllg It. Robert*, SinT^ror, semloti*, SliHtik*. ^fiheUaliar^er, !'l Bi'unlinan IffiiiftiTof N. V.', John A. Smith of 'ijfiloj sVr??u<- starkweather, 8teven?on, rownaend, furnir, Ttvlrfiel/, Tvner. Wnkeituin, WnJtlen, William* ol Inrf., W uhoii ol lull , Wilson ol Utilo, W a Id roil? 3#. Vvr?-*e#?rj. Acker, Adam*, Archer, Arthur, Bcck. Bon Blggf, Bird, lllair of Mien., Mlalr of Mo.. Hraxlon, moots Bureluvnt, Caldwell, Campbell. Carroll, V'uiuiiijco, Connor, Cotton, Crltcher, Cropland, Donnan, Do*. Du ll,, Duke, KUIridfe, Karoworih, Plnkelnburg. Korker, Konter "i" tV'in . liarilcld, <.Jarrcti, (let*, Oidrilnga, Uolln dav. Ilnldeinan, Hamlileton, Hancock. Hand ley, liank*, flitri or, lf*rri? of Va., Hay, Here'.. Til, 11. i. bard, Hulmau, Kclli'gi.', Kendall, Kerr, Lamiioc, Manson, Marshall, McClcllam). Mri-'ortnlcK. McOrary, McHeurr, Mcinlvre, Merrick. Morgan, Morphl.*, Nlhlack. Peters, Potter, Price, Kaiid.nl, Reaa, Klre of 111 , Ritchie. KogertofJf. C.. Sher wood, Sliot/er, lilocnm, stevens, Htorin, Htrolk, Swanti, Tuthili, Ti'trv, Van Truaip, Vauffhan, Waddeli. Wnrreu, Well*. WhiteVy, Whltihorne, Wiliard, Willi ma* of S. V., Winchester? Soni't of the gpmbers not voting were parted off, and others weiY absent. TUB Kltjrn'CIT WAR CLAUIR. on motion ur Mr. McIIknry, (dem.) of Ky.. tho House took up, and. after an explanation from nlui, paitbed the Senate bill appropriating |1, 000,000 for the payment or the Kentucky war claims. Tho secretary of the Treasury Is authorized and di rected to cuuse to be examined and settled and paid any proper claim.* of that State for enrolling, CONTINUED ON TENTH PAGE,