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By Mr. Getz: A petition of similar import from the citizens of Pennsylvania.
By Mr. Blair : A petition of similar import from the citizens of the State of Michigan.
By Mr. Upson: A petition of similar import.
By Mr. Loughridge: A petition of similar import from the citizens of the State of Iowa.
By Mr. — : A petition of similar import from the citizens of the State of Michigan.
By Mr. - : A petition of similar import from the citizens of the State of Minnesota.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
By Mr. Stokes : The memorial of Mary A. Ripley, praying for relief.
By Mr. Higby: The memorial of Green and Trainor, of the State of California, praying for relief.
Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee of Claims.
By unanimous consent resolutions were submitted, read, considered, and agreed to, as follows:
By Mr. Golladay: Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting steam vessels engaged in whole or in part in transporting passengers from carrying petroleum or other inflammable fluids, with authority to report by bill or otherwise.
By Mr. Eliot: Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this house any report from Major General James H. Wilson concerning the improvement of the Mississippi at the Des Moines and Rock Island rapids which may be in the possession of the department, and not here. tofore communicated to Congress.
By Mr. C. D. Hubbard : Resolved, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to Mrs. Eveline Sheridan.
By Mr. Price: Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be directed to transmit to this house the reports made on the Union Pacific railroad by the government directors and the special commissioners, to which reference is made in his last annual report.
By Mr. Shanks: Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be hereby instructed to report to the House, for its action, a bill directing the Secretary of War to furnish, through the proper officers of his department, upon requisition made on him by the authorities legally controlling any home for needy, indigent, and disabled soldiers, which has been or may be established or adopted and controlled by the legislature of any State in which such home may be situated, for the use of the inmates charitably received therein who have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States, one suit of army clothing each every six months, consisting of one blouse, short coat, or jacket, one pair of pants, two shirts, two pair drawers, two pair socks, one pair shoes or boots, one hat or cap, and each twelve months one overcoat; or so many of the above-named articles as may be needed for the comfort of the inmates of such home.
By Mr. Perham : Resolved, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be instructed to inquire whether any further legislation is necessary to facilitate the payment of arrears of pensions under the sixth section of the act of July 27, 1868, and report by bill or otherwise.
By Mr. Pile: Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be directed to inquire into and report to this house what further legislation is necessary for the security of life and property and the promotion of commerce on the rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
By unanimous consent, bills and joint resolutions were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Higby: A bill (H. R. 1550) to provide for an annual inspection into Indian affairs, and for other purposes, to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
By Mr. Ingersoll: A bill (H. R. 1551) directing the Secretary of the Interior to place the name of Edward Kindred on the pension rolls, to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions and the War of 1812.
Also, a bill (H, R. 1552) to authorize the District of Columbia and the cities therein to issue coupon bonds and borrow money.
Also, a bill (H. R. 1553) to incorporate the Columbia Railway Company, in the District of Columbia, to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
By Mr. Sidney Clarke: Joint resolution (H. Res. 386) changing the policy in regard to Indian relations, to the Committee on Indian Affairs and ordered to be printed.
Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the vote referring the said several bills and joint resolution be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
By unanimous consent, Mr. Julian, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported without amendment the bill of the Senate (S. 349) granting lands to the State of California to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the town of Vallejo to Humboldt bay, in the State of California; which was ordered to be printed and recommitted to said committee.
Mr. E. B. Washburne moved that the vote recommitting the said bill be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
By unanimous consent, Mr. Mungen submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and referred to the Committee on Printing:
Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the House five thousand copies of Niles's Register, to be put up and bound in the same style the Congressional Globe is now printed and bound.
On motion of Mr. Lynch, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the Clerk be directed to request the return from the Senate of joint resolution of the House No. 332, "authorizing the appointment of examiners to examine and report upon the expediency of discontinuing the navy yard at Charlestown, Massachusetts, and uniting the same with the yard at Kittery, Maine," erroneously transmitted as passed.
The Speaker having announced as the regular order of business the bill of the House (H. R. 1491) reported on the 10th instant from the Committee on Military Affairs, entitled “A bill fixing the amount found to be due to the State of Iowa on account of certain claims against the United States,"
Debate was had theron. Mr. E. B. Washburne moved to amend the bill by adding thereto a proviso.
Mr. Garfield moved the previous question on the pending amendment and on the engrossment of the bill.
The House having refused to second the demand for the previous question,
Mr. Wood moved that the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs with instructions to report a general bill comprehend. ing similar claims of all the States, and the provisions of a substitute submitted by Mr. Pruyn and accepted by Mr. Wood.
On motion of Mr. Garfield, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the bill of the House H. R. 1491 be printed, together with the report of the Committee on Military Affairs thereon, the amend. ment pending to said bill, an amendment proposed to be offered by Mr. Mullins, and the proposition of Mr. Wood to refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
The Speaker announced as the select committee under the resolution of Mr. W. Lawrence adopted yesterday to investigate certain alleged election frauds in the State of New York:
Mr. William Lawrence, of Ohio; Henry L. Dawes, of Massachusetts; Austin Blair, of Michigan; Oliver J. Dickey, of Pennsylvania; Benjamin F. Hopkins, of Wisconsin ; Samuel S. Marshall, of Illinois; Richard D. Hubbard, of Connecticut.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the flouse the following executive communications.
1. A letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letters from the Cominissioners of Pensions and Patents, relative to the need of greater accommodations for their respective offices, and recommending the purchase of a building suitable for the purpose contiguous to the department; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
II. A letter from the Secretary of War, relative to the amount disbursed by that department from June 30, 1865, to June 30, 1868; which was referred to the Committee on the Expenditures of the War Department, and ordered to be printed.
The Speaker also, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a report of receipts and expenditures of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb from June, 1857, to July 1, 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Moorhead moved that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union for the consideration of the bill of the House (II. R. 1319) to increase the revenue from duties on imports, and tending to equalize exports and imports. And the question being put,
(Yeas ....................... 104 It was decided in the affirmative, Nays....
Not voting...... ...... 48 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Henry L. Cake
John C. Churchill Alexander H. Bailey James G. Blaine
John M. Broomall
Reader W. Clarke Nathaniel P. Banks
Charles W. Buckley Fernando C. Beaman
Roderick R. Butler
John B. Callis
James M. Ashley
Mr. Simeon Corley
Mr. Samuel McKee Mr. Lewis Selye
Worthington C. Smith
Rufus P. Spalding John T. Deweese Calvin T. Hulburd William Moore
H. H. Starkweather Oliver J. Dickey
Thomas A. Jenckes James K. Moorhead Aaron F. Stevens
J. H, Sypher
Caleb N. Taylor
Row'd E. Trowbridge
Benjamin W. Norris Charles Upson
Burt Van Horn
Ellihu B. Washburne
Henry D. Washburn William C. Fields William Loughridge Luke P. Poland
William B. Washburn
B. F. Whittemore
John T. Wilson
William H. Robertson Stephen F. Wilson Thomas Haughey Dennis MeCarthy
Glenni W. Scofield
William Windom. Those who voted in the negative areMr. George M. Adams Mr. Benjamin Eggleston Mr. J. Proctor Knott Mr. Charles Sitgreaves William B. Allison Adam J. Glossbrenner Benjamin F. Loan
Thomas E. Stewart George W. Anderson J. S. Galladay
Samuel S. Marshall
William B. Stokes
John H. Stover
Carman A. Newcomb John Taffe
Lawrence S. Trimble Henry P. H. Bromwell Richard D. Hubbard John A. Peters
Henry Van Aernam James Brooks James M. Humphrey Charles E, Phelps,
Philadelph Van Trump Albert G. Burr Morton C. Hunter Frederick A. Pike
Charles H. Van Wyck Benjamin F. Butler James A. Johnson William A. Pile
William Williams Samuel F. Cary Thomas L. Jones John V. L. Pruyn
James F. Wilson
William E. Robinson Fernando Wood
George W. Woodward
P. M. B. Young. Shelby M. Cullom
Those not voting are-
Mr. Thomas D. Eliot Mr. Francis W. Kellogg Mr. Logan H. Roots
John P. C. Shanks W. Jasper Blackburn Samuel F. Gove
John A. Logan
James R. McCormick Francis Thomas
Daniel M. Van Auken
Robert T. Van Horn
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Theodore M. Pomeroy 'I homas Williams Charles A. Eldridge Ebon C. Ingersoll
Green B. Raum
Fred'k E. Woodbridge.
The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Dawes reported that the committee having had, according to order, the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of the House (H. R. 1349) to increase the revenue from duties on imports, and tending to equalize exports and imports, had come to no resolution thereon.
Mr. Moorhead moved that the House again resolve itself into the Com. mittee of the Whole on the state of the Union.
Pending which, Mr. Moorhead moved that when the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union shall again have under consideration the bill of the House H. R. 1349, all general debate thereon be closed in one hour ; which motion was disagreed to.
Pending the motion of Mr. Moorhead,
A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Hamlin, one of their clerks: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a resolution as follows:
Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Ordnance, appointed at the first session of the present Congress, and continued at the last session, be, and the same is hereby, continued during the present session.
Ordered, That Mr. Howard, Mr. Cameron, and Mr. Drake, be the committee on the part of the Senate; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House.
The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Moorhead that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, was put,
..... 93 And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays................. 64
(Not voting............ 64 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. James M. Ashley
Alexander H. Bailey
Mr. Oliver H. Dockery
John F. Driggs
Mr. John H. Ketcham
William H. Koontz
Mr. Hiram Price
Samuel J. Randall
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr. George M. Adams
William B. Allison
Mr. Shelby M. Cullom Mr. Norman B. Judd
George W. Julian
Michael C. Kerr
Bethuel M. Kitchen
Benjamin F. Loan
Samuel S. Marshall
James R. McCorinick
William E. Niblack
Charles E. Phelps
Frederick A. Pike
Mr. William A. Pile
John V. L. Pruyn
Those not voting are-
Mr. Worthington C. Smith George W. Anderson Benjamin Eggleston Samuel McKee
William B. Stokes
J. H. Sypher
David A. Nunn
Henry Van Aernam Henry P. H. Bromwell Charles Haight
Charles W. Pierce
Dani-1 M. Van Auken Ralph P. Buckland Charles M. Hamilton Daniel Polsley
Burt Van Horn Benjamin F. Butler Abner C. Harding
Theodore M. Pomeroy Robert T. Van Horn Reader W. Clarke John Hill C. H. Prince
Charles H. Van Wyck Sidney Clarke
Avahel W. Hubbard William E. Robinson Michael Vidal
Cadwal'r C. Washburn
Thomas Williams Columbus Delano William S. Lincoln
Samuel Shellabarger William Windom.
The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Dawes reported that the committee having had, according to order, the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the bill of