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I pri it itiL' ■M'W) for expenses thereof. The' t . ;i. n < Î the < • mmittre was agreed to. lMnrir.il>. fr«*ui the Judiciary CVuiimittee, *i:b:nittcd an adverse report upon the petition .f Silvan B. Anthony for the remission of the line imposed upon lier by Judge Hunttif the I'niie ! States Court, and asked to be dis barged from its further consideration. It w u* >«> ordere 1. and further consideration of 'he matter was indefinitely postponed. The Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was then reported to the Senate and all the amend ment" ma le in Committee of the \N hole were agreed to. with the minor exceptions of an amendment fixing the pay of the Assistant retary of the Treasury, Solicitor of the rreanury. and Commissioner of Customs at $|..Vmi each, was offered and agreed to. Mr.;» nt. from the Conference Committee on th* Deficiency Appropriation bill, made a report and it w as agreed to. mi gent, from the Conference Committee on the Indian Appropriation bill, made a re poit, which was agreed to. •iinan called up the House bill to repeal ihe «rt under which the Sanborne contract was awarded. Passed. Jene -1. Spencer called up til" House bill A ; x * ■ I«* Circuit Courts of the United States ill X J W discussed ; OIU(' ira, win 'length and then passed. Sargent moved un amendment to the Ri\«r and Harbor Appropriation bill, uppro pii-ding $100.000 for the improvement of the harbor of Oakland, California. The motion was opposed bv Chandler, w ho -a? I the improvement was for the benefit ol the railroad which had been built to reach Goat Island, and the object of the improve ment w as to make a harbor for the benefit of that railroad. After considerable opposition the amend ment was agreed to by 28 to 18. llagcr submitted an amendment appropri ating $80.000 or so much thereof as maybe necessary for the protection of the harbor of San Diego, California, by turning the San Diego river into a false bay. He spoke of the importance of that harbor and the neces sity for protecting it. Unless something should be done the harbor would be filled up w ith sand from the interior. The harbor was oue prepared by Nature, and it was being destroyed for the want of a few thousand dollars to protect it. The amendment was agreed to by 2.1 to 20. The Senate then (3:Ï0 a. m. Sunday) ad journed. IIOCSE Dawes presented report of Commit tee »mi the Currency bill and proceeded to ex plaiti It. lie regretted that the report did not contain as did the first report, a provision for specie resumption or for any retirement under any circumstances any portion of the govern ment issue. He Tegretted exceedingly that it bad been found impossible to bring the two Houses together on such an agreement. But a matter w hich seemed to some not ouly to la- demanded by public faith but also seemed easy of accomplishment, it had been found unable to regulate through the two Houses or in two Conference Committees. The com mittee. however, could not hesitate to feel that +hc fixing of the maximum issue of greenbacks was something gained. It had, thercforc,fixed the maximum at $382,000,000, and required it to be kept in circulation, in stead of having a part of it kept in reserve in the Treasury, to lie shut out or drawn, as on some tramway. The second feature of the bill was equally important. It was that there should be no further issue of Xatioual Bank currency, and therefore the country would know' so far as this Congress was concerned that the whole volume of National Bank cur rency was capable of being ascertained. The Conference report was adopted by 221 to 40. Wilson, of Indiaua, from tlie Judiciary Committee. re|H>rted a resolution for the im peachment of Judge Busteedof Alabama, for high crimes und misdemeanors. Cessna presented a minority report, and both were ordered printed. Lamar, from the Election Committee, re ported a resolution authorizing the issuing of a sulqxeua to John McEncry of Louisiana, and others, requiring them to produce the original election returns before the Commit tee on Elections on or before the first Monday in December next. Adopted. Lougliridge presented the Conference re port on the Indian Appropriation bill, which he explained. After sonic discussion the re port was rejected l»y 67 to 147, and a new Conference asked for. The point on which the report w as rejected was understood to be the substitution of Iudian Agents for Indian Commissioners. Mavnard asked tmauimous consent for the passage of a bill to amend the Gold Bank law, so as to allow tlie circulation of gold notes to be 90 instead of 80 per cent, of their par value in Ixmds deposited. Agreed to. A conversational discussiou arose as to what hour the legislative day of Monday would end. Tlie Speaker said it could only be midnight of Monda) or at the conclusion of the legis lative day, w hich would be 11 o'clock a. m. *•1 Tuesday. He apprehended the two Houses must necessarily agree on the hour for ad journment. Garfield stated the condition of the Appro priation bills. The Indian Appropriation hill would have to go to another Conference, the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill would have to go to a Conference Committee before adj»u:nment to-night, the Deficiency was not yet through, the Conference Post Office Ap propriation bill would be ready this evening, and the River and Hartjnr bill was yet undis posed of. be on The' Kelly paid the sessinn could be extended for a day or two if necessary. j Garfield suid there would be no necessity j for extending the session for an hour. the j The House then continued with the busi 1 ness on the Speaker's table. i The concurrent resolution fof final adjourn Monday It of a ment on Monday next was referred to the M ays and Means Committee. The Speaker stated iu this connection, that unless there should lie a continuous Sunday' session it would be utterly impossible to adjourn at 12 o'cloc k on Monday. The Senate bills on the Speaker's table were then disposed of, and at 5 o'clock the House took a recess until 8 p. in. t At the evening session the business aft the Speaker's tabic was proceeded willig and finally the Civil Rights bill was reached, when Eldridge moved to adjourn, which was lost by 7(5 to 154. A vote was then taken on the bill, resulting iu 140 yeas to 92 nays, being less than two-thirds in the affirmative, as re quired by tlie order uuder which the bill was J takeu up, so the bill did not pass and still re mains on the Speaker's table. The next was *hc Senate bill supplementary ! to the Texas Pacific Railroad bill, and it was passed. At ll:3J$he second Conference report on the Indian Appropriation bill was presented, and agreed to. The Post Office Committee submitted a report on the abuses and irregulari ties existing in the Post Office Depart ment in relation to certain mail contracts, payment to contractors, and contracts for temporary service. Tlie committee, after an elaborate examination of the subject, say that uucontradicted evidence fully establishes the fact that no payments of money were made in auy instance in advance of service, nor until the expiration of the term iu which the work was done. Believing that while com binations for straw bidding have frequently been entered into by outside parties, the al leged abuses and irregularities have not ox isted and do not exist in the Post Office De partment, as charged in the preamble and resolution referred to by the committee, and being of the opinion after a very thorough examination of the whole question that the chargea against the officers of that Depart ment have not been sustained, the committee ask that the preamble and resolution be laid on the table and that they be discharged front further consideration of the subject, which was agread to. At 11:40 the House adjourned until 10:30 Monday morning, witli the understanding that the Senate amendments to the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill might when engros sed be return'd informally to the Committee on Appropriations. Washington, Juuc 22.-SEN ATE—Ramsey called up the Post Route bill. The Chair announced Morrill, of Maine, and Hamilton, of Maryland, as members on the part of the Senate of the Joint Committee to frame a bill for n permanent government for the District of Columbia. The Post Route bill was informally laid aside, and tlie Senate proceeded to the con sideration of the Conference report on the Post Office Appropriation bill, which w'as presented by West. Sherman expressed regret at the committee having reduced the rate of postage on news papers, and said that he thought it was very unwise legislation, when Congress was look ing around for ever)' source of revenue. He had not had any quarrel with the newspapers. They had always treated him kindly. His whole effort was to have tP uniform rate o ' postage, to provide revenae for the country. After further debate the report was rejec ted by 19 to 21, and a new Conference ord ered. The House message announcing the non concurrence with the Senate amendments to the tariff bill was received, and on motion of Sherman tlie Senete decided to adhere to its amendments and grant a new Conference. Frelinghuysen presented the report of the Conference Committee on the Geneva Award bill, which was read, and pending the ques tion as to whether the Senate could proceed to the discussion of the same the Chair ap jiointed a new Conference Committee on the Post Office Appropriation bill, Windom, Alli son and Davis. The Senate then took a recess until 7:30. Evsnino Session. —The Ho une message an nouncing a non-concurrence with the various Senate amendments to the Sundry Civil Ap propriation bill, and asking for a Conference Committee, was granted. Carpenter, from the Committee on Con tingent Expenses, reported adversely on the resolution directing th& committee to inquire into the expediency of excluding from the stationery room of the Senate, all articles ex cept paper, envriapes, ink and pens, and the committee were discharged from its further consideration. Frelinghuysen called up the Conference re port on the Geneva Award bill and explained the same. . j Thurman opposed the report on the ground of the ambiguity of its language, and because the proviso that the claims should be adjusted and paid on the baaia of L nited States gold coin at the time of loss waemtricken out. He argued that the government bad received the amount of the award in gold, anti failure to pay the claimant in the tame medium would be an act of injustice and dishonesty. After further discussion the report of the committee was agreed to. The House reeolntion extending the ses sion until 4 p. m. Tuesday was agreed to. Chaadler, from the Conference Committee on Oie Hirer and Harbor Appropriation hill. to S. 4 on sit to cing made a report, and a discussion ensued as to to the advisability of dismissing the Civil En gineers, as recommended in the report, which was finally recommitted. •Vindom made a report from the Confer ence Committee on the Postal bill. He said the report, was the same as that reported by the former committee, except that it made the postage on newspapers 2 instead 1 j cents per pound. The report was agreed to. Chandler made a Conference report on the River and Harbor Appropriation bill, which was adopted. Frelinghuysen called up the bill in relation to the courts and judicial officers in the Ter ritory of Utah. Pending discussion Sherman moved to ad journ, whicli was agreed to, and the Senate at 1:40 Tuesday morning adjourned until 10 o'clock a. m. HOUSE—Garfield reported back 124 Senate amendments to the Sundry Civil Ap propriation bill, increasing the amount of appropriât ious $4,500,000. The committee spent five hours yesterday considering it Garfield said lie was sorry to say that the most important amendments are as follows : A provision that no copies of reports of the Departments annually printed, shall be limited to the needs of Congress, andshul. contain no expensive measures or illustra tions without the special order of Congress Concurred in. To increase the .salaries of the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Solicitor of the Treasury and Commission of Customs $4, 500. Nou-coucurred in. The proceedings up to this point being in the legislative day of Saturday the House ad jonroed within a minute of 11 n. m., and at 11 o'clock to-day's legislative session com menced, and the tariff bill was taken up first and considered. Butler presented the Conference report on the Geneva Award bill, and the House agreec to the Senate bill, with certain modifications. The consideration of the Seaate amend ments to the Sundry Civil Appropriation bll^ was resumed. Tlie appropriation of $35.000 for expenses in observing the transit of Vensus in Decern ber next, was concurred in. The appropriation of $25,000 for the Wo man's Christian Association of the District o1: Columbia, was concurred in. A similar appropriation forthe Little Sisters of the poor of the District of Columbia, was concurred in. E. F. Hoar moved to suspend the rules am' make in order an amendment appropriating $7,000 to reimburse General O. O. Howarc for expenses of his defense before the late Court of Inquiry. Lost by 121 yeas to 95 nays, not two-thirds in the affirmative. HOUSE.—When the eighteenth amend ment was reached the House, on motion of Garfield, non-concurred in the remaining forty amendments and tbe bill was sent to u con ference committee. Dawes moved to suspend the rules and non-concur in all the Senate amendments to the bill to amend the tariff and revenue laws, and ref*-* them to a committee of conference. He avowvd himself in favor of the Senate amendmei.ts, but at tlie suggestion of several members he moved a non-concurrence. The motion was agreed to, and Dawes, Kelly and Beck appointed on the part of tlie House. House took a recess until 8:30. Evening Session. —Orth, from the Com mittee on Foreign Affairs, submitted a report on Cox's resolution, tendering the thanks of Congress to Sir Lambton Lorraine for his in terposition on behalf of the survivors of tlie Virginius expedition. The report shows that Lorraine expressly confined his interposition to British subjects and one French subject and not at all on behalf of any American citi zen, except to beg of his Excellency Burriel the exercise of clemency to all. The com mittee give great credit to Capt. Cushing, U. S. N., and ask to be discharged frofb the fur ther consideration of the subject. Report ordered printed. The House then w ent into the business on the Speaker's table, and disposed of a num ber of Senate bills disposed of. The bill to prevent hazing at the Naval Academy passed; the bill setting apart a por tion of Mackinac island as a National Park, laid on tha table; to exempt military bounty land warrants and lands obtained thereby from sale or execution, referred. On motion of Kasson, the concurrent reso lution was adopted extending the session until 4 p. m. Tuesday. 1 he House then took a recess till 11:30. At 12:10 Dawes made a conference report on the amendatory tariff and revenue bill, and proceeded to explain it. Eldridge suggested that it was useless cir cumlocution. The Speaker called him to order, and El dridge replied angrily. Dawes resumed his explanation, and in the ensuing debate there appeared to be a general feeling against the bill and it was rejected. Maynard and Starkweather were appointed a new conference committee. The House ad journed at 1:15. Wakiington, June 23.—SENATE— The Senate met at 10 a. m. Morrill, of Maine, submitted a resolution authorizing the Com mittee on Appropriations of each House to sit at the Capitol during recess, to inquire as to what reforms can be made in tfcq several branches of the Civil Service and reduce the appropriations therefor. Agreed to. A message was read from the House unnoun cing a non-concurrence in the report of the Conference Committee on the Tariff bill, and asking for a new Conference. Sherman said it* was manife* thatCoo to to gress could not agree on the disputed points of the bill at this sew-iou, and he would there fore move that it he postponed until the next term. Agreed to. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the House bills on tiie calendar, with the understanding that if any were objected to they w*ere to be laid over, and a number were passed. Morrill submitted the Conference report ou the Sundry Civil Appropriation hill, which w as agreed to. When the bill to enable the people of Col orado to form a Constitution and State gov ernment and for admission of said State into the Union, was readied, objection w*as made to its consideration. Stewart moved to postpone all further orders and proceed with its consideration. Sprague moved to lay the motion on the tabic. Agreed to by 32 to 21. The bill for tlie admission of New Mexico into the Union was also laid aside. Frelinghuysen then moved to take up the bill for the enforcement of the Federal laws in Utah, and after some discussion it was agreed to, and the bill with some amendments passed. The Senate at 1:20 went into executive ses sion. The doors were reopened at 4:15 and the Senate took a recess for one hour. On reassembling the House resolution fora Joint Committee to notify the President that Con gress wag ready to adjourn was received and concurred in, and Edmunds, Anthony and Bayard we**e appointed on the part of tlie Senate. The House bill to relieve the political dis abilities of John Forsythe passed. Sargent called up the bill authorizing the coinage of twenty-ceni silver pieces by the United States mints. Passed. The House bill to confirm the agreement with the Shoshones Indians (eastern band) for the purchase ol a portion of their reser vation in Wyoming Territory, was called up and passed. The Senate at 5:45 held a short executive session, at the close of which, Edmunds, from the committee to w'ait on the President, made the usual report. Bayard offered a resolution complimentary to Senator Carpenter, the Chairman pro ten »., which was adopted unanimously. Carpenter fittingly acknowledged the compliment, and at its conclusion declared the Senate ad journed tine die. HOUSE.—The House met at 10 o'clock. Hardly a quarter of the members were pres ent. Various bills were taken from tlie Speaker's table and passed. Sawyer, from the Conference Committee on the River and Harbor Appropriation bill, reported that the bill was over half a million less than last year, half a million more than when the bill left the House, and a quarter of a million less than when it left the Senate. The report was agreed to. Tyner, from the conference committee on the Postal Appropriation bill, made a report which provided tbat newspaper postage com mence on July 1st 1875, and be two cents per pound on w eekly and daily papers and,three cents on others. Tyner said the House had sent the Senate a clean appropriation bill, without any legislation whatever. The Sen ate had engrafted on that bill a vast amount of legislation, such as never ought to be forced through Congress in an appropriation bill, or in any other way except on the most thorough examination and fullest deliber ation. Cobb inquired as t# tlie provision to pre vent straw bids. ■q Tyner replied that the House bill on that subject had been materially altered by the Senate, and had been engrafted on the Post Office Appropriation bill. The House bill was decidedly better than what the Senate proposed. Eldridge questioned as to what mysterious power it was that was able to thwart the ef forts of Congress to do what all men ac knowledged ought to be done. In this mat ter of straw' bids, we should stay here until next August, or next session, rather than be balked in our efforts to provide against this crying evil. Luttrell—I hope the matter will be referred back to the Committee of Conference, and et us stay here, as the gentleman says, till the next session or break up this combination against the Government. Hawley opposed the Conference Committee report, on the ground of the high rates of postage fixed for newspapers, and stated that the effect would be to diminish the revenue from that source, by forcing newspaper pub lishers to make arrangements witli railroads and express companies. Farther consideration of the report was interrupted by the close of the Monday ses sion, and the formal opening of the Tuesday sestion. Dawes, in consequence of the postpone ment of the Tarif bill till next December, moved to take up and pass the Senate bill to extend the time for the redemption of certain lands for direct taxes. Agreed to. •Garfield, from the Conference on the Sun dry Civil Expenses appropriation bill, made a report in reply to the question of Butler, as to how the Civil Service matters were left. Garfield said the conference had agreed to drop the whole subject eut of the bill, and it was not alluded to in any w.ay whatever. Butler inquired how that left the unex pended balance of $10,000. Garfield—That comes under the new law teqairlng unexpend r balances to be covered bask into the Treasury* except balances on public bnildinga, and some other malten. Boiler—Of which this is not sue. G. if any Garfield acquiesced in Butler's statements, and the latter added: "All you let Civil Service Reform die instead of being killed." The Conference* report was agreed to and tlie consideration of tue Po t Office Appro priation bill returned. Marshall, one of tlie conferees, advocated the report as a compromise measure. Report adopted. Butler a*kcd leave to pass a hill giving the preference of appointment to retention iu offiee to the discharged soldiers. ? dlors and their relations. Archer objected. Butler gave notice tbat no other business would go through out of order. Averill, from the Committee on Indian Affair«, submitted a report in the matter of an investigation of alleged frauds in making contracts and furnishing supplies iu the Iu dian Office with a volume of testimony. The report exonerates the Commissioners and the Interior Department, and shows that frauds were charged by Welch ard three rejected bidders, who wanted to obtain contracts. These parties could not there show either frauds, unfairness or irregularities in the conduct of the Interior Department or Board of Indian Commissioners. The investigation occupied two months, and the report is a complete vindication of the Government offi cers. Garfield, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, summed up the work of the session in the matter of public appropria tions. The House weut into business on the Speaker's table. The Senate bill authorizing the Appropria tion Cemmittes of both Houses to sit during recess to investigate a machinery by which reforms can be made iu the expenditures in Civil Service branches passed. The Senate bill in regard to the survey of the lands of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company was referred to the Committee on Public Lands. The Senate bill reorganizing several staff corps in the army passed by 131 to 58. The 8enate amendments to the House bill iu relation to the Courts of Utah were con curred in by 112 to 35. The House took a recess till 2:15. On reassembling the concurrent resolution was adopted extending the session until six, to allow the bill to be enrolled and signed. The Speaker announced that he had qo pointed E. R. Hoar and. Mitchell on a com mittee to frame a new government for the District of Columbia. Butler, of 3fassacbusctts, made a second attempt to get up his bill giving preference to soldiers and sailors in appointment to of fice. Creamer objected, saying tbat Butler bad humbugged the people long enough this ses sion. Maynard, from the Committee to wait on the President, announced the performance of the duty, and that the President had no fur ther communication to make to Congress. Caldwell, by a unanimous vote, called up and had-passed the bill removing the political disabilities of Jas. L. Pugh, of Alabama. This was the last legislative act of the ses sion. At G p. in. the Speaker, wishing all the members a safe and happy return to their homes, pronounced the first session of the 43d Congress adjourned nine die. Wawhington Intelligence. Washington, June 22.—The President has signet! the Currency bill reported from the last Committee of Conference, and it becomes a law. The President appointed Bluford Wilson, of Illinois, Solicitor of the Treasury, vice Banfiekl. Wilson is now District Attorney of the Southern District of Ills., and a man of good ability. Among the numerous acts signed by tlie President*was the one creating the Bozeman Land District, Montana. The Senate confirmed th« wominaticr. of Benj. Moran, at present Secretary of lega tion in London, to be Third Assistant Secre tary of State from the first of July. The Comptroller of the Currency is prepar ed to receive applications for the organization of the National Barks in the Western and Southern States, the observation of the usual forms being required. 'Under the new* ap portionment all the Western and Southern States, except Montana and Wyoming, will receive portions of the redistributed currency. Ohio receives about 6 millions; Indiana about $280,000; Minnesota, $600,000; Nebraska, three hundred thousand and other Western and Southern States much larger amounts. The Senirte in Executive session after a discussion in which there was a free expres sion of opinion, tabled the nomination of| ex Goveroor Shepherd as a Commissioner of the District of Columbia by a vote of 3G to G. The other nominations were confirmed with out a division. After recess the President, to complete the number, sent in the name of A. G. Cattcl), ex-United States Senator from New Jersey, who was soon thereafter confirmed. This gentleman is the one of three Commis sioners who has real estate interest in Wash ington, but all are non-residents. Chicago, June 16.—A Washington special says: Senator Schurz on being asked to-day if there was any truth in the statement tele graphed Jrom this city, that through the in terpretation of Senator Jones he had been reconciled to President Grant, replied that he 1 knew nothing about it, but he would ask Jones. The latter being interrogated, said tbat be was ignorant of having brought about any auch arrangement.