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New York, New York; Newport and Claremont, New Hampshire, for tbe adoption of Dana Bickford's plan of international coinage; the petition of F. A. P. Barnwell, for the use of the metric system of weights by the Post-Office Department; a paper from S. D. Horton, opposing the silver bill of the Forty-fourth Congress; a letter from H. R. Linderman, direçtor of the United States Mint, with reference to an experimental fiftydollar gold coin; resolutions of the legislature of Wisconsin and of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, relative to silver coinage. to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures.
By Mr. Amos Townsend : The petition of citizens of Ohio, for an increase of the salaries of letter-carriers in Cleveland; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Waddell: The petition of W.F. Atkinson, for property taken by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Michael D. White : The petition of R. E. Bryant, for compen. sation for services rendered as an officer in the United States Army; to the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Welch: The petition of the letter-carriers of Omaha, Nebraska, for an increrse of their salaries ; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Wood : The petition of the refiners and exporters of sugars in the city of New York, that the drawback rates may be fixed by law; to the Committee of Ways and Means.
Mr. Atkins, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported a bill (H. R. 902) making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878; which was read twice, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and or. dered to be printed.
Mr. Atkins moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. Vance, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and agreed to, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior be requested to furnish this House with information as to whether any legislation is necessary in order to provide for the preservation of models or parts of models saved from the late fire at the Patent Office.
Mr. Luttrell, by unanimous consent, presented a memorial of the Na. tional Association of Mexican Veteraus; which was ordered to be printed in the Record and referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Mr. Banks, by unanimous consent, presented the petition of the mayor and other officers of the city of Lynn, in Massachusetts, approving the system of letter-carriers; and also, of 1,000 citizens of said city, of sim. ilar character; and also, asking for an increase of the compensation of the letter-carriers; which was reterred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
Vr. Banning, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 903) to fix the pay of letter-carriers, and to repeal section 3866 of the Revised Statutes of the United States; which was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, and ordered to be printed.
The regular order being demanded, the Speaker announced the regular order of business to be the call of committees for reports of a private nature;
referred the request of Mr. McKenzie, for leave to withdraw from the files of the House the discharges from the United States Army of Rob. ert R. Davis and James C. Bacon, reported the same with a favorable recommendation.
Ordered, That leave be granted for the withdrawal of the said papers. Mr. Roberts, from the Committee of Accounts, submitted the following report, viz:
The Committee of Accounts, to whom was referred the following reso. lution
• Resolved, That the Committee of Accounts be, and they are hereby, instructed to designate the committees of this House which are entitled to clerks under the act of March 3, 1877, and report to this House"respectfully state that they have considered said resolution, and desig. nate the following committees as entitled to clerks, in the manner here. inafter indicated :
1. To the Committee of Elections, a clerk.
2. To the Committee on Banking and Currency, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury De. partment.
3. To the Comunittee on Commerce, a clerk.
8. To the Committee on Education and Labor, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the State Department and to the Committee on the Mississippi Levees.
9. To the Committee on Manufactures and the Committee on Agriculture and to the Committee on the Militia, jointly, a clerk.
10. To the Committee on Naval Affairs, a clerk.
13. To the Committee on the Territories, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Mines and Mining.
14. To the Committee on Private Land-Claims, a clerk, wbo shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Public Expenditures.
15. To the Com inittee on the Pacific Railroad and to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, jointly, a clerk.
16. To the Committee on Patents, a clerk.
17. To the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, a clerk, who sball also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings and to the Committee on Expenditures in the Interior Department.
18. To the Committee of Accounts, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Mileage.
19. To the Joint Committee on Printing, a clerk, who sball also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the Post-Office Department and to the Committee on Reform in the Civil Service.
20. To the Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expend. itures in the Navy Department.
21. To the Committee on Railways and Canals, a clerk, who shall also act as clerk to the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice and to the Committee on Expenditures in the War Department.
The same having been read,
Amend by inserting, “a clerk for the Committee on the Library."
Mr. Roberts demanded the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered,
And being put,
Mr. Samuel S. Cox, by unanimous consent, submitted the following amendment, which was agreed to, viz : “the clerk of the Committee on Manufactures and Agriculture, and on the Militia, be also clerk to the Committee on the Library."
The main question was then put, viz:
Mr. Roberts moved to reconsider the vote last taken, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
The call of committees was then resumed and concluded.
The Speaker announced as the business next in order, the unfinished business of yesterday's morning hour, viz, the bill of the House (H. R. 805) to repeal the third section of the act entitled “An act to provide for the resumption of specie payments,” the peuding question being the motion of Mr. Ewing to recommit the bill to the Committee on Banking and Currency.
Mr. Conger made the point of order that this being private bill day the said bill could not be considered, and moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House.
The Speaker overruled the point of order, on the ground that there was no private calendar and that the unfinished business of the previous morning hour was first in order.
The House accordingly proceeded to the consideration of the said bill,
Mr. Ewing withdrew the motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Banking and Currency.
Mr. Fort submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute:
Mr. Ewing demanded the previous question on the bill and pending amendment;
• ( Yeas.
......................, 107 It was decided in the negative, Nays ........
.. 140 ( Not voting.....
43 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Charles C. Ellsworth Jay A. Hubbell
Walbridge A. Field John N. Hungerford Nathaniel P. Banks Omar D. Conger
Chapman Freeman John S. Jones
Charles H. Joyce
Edwin W. Keightly
J. E. Leopard
Stephen D. Lindsey
Ang. A. Hardenbergh George B. Loring Horatio C. Burchard C.B. Darrall
Benjamin W. Harris John K. Luttrell
E. Kirke Hart
Stephen L. Mayham Jacob M. Campbell Dudley C, Denison George W. Hendee Anson G. McCook Milton A. Candler Mark H. Dunnell
Thomas J. Henderson J.H. McGowan
E. Well Elisans
Mr. William McKinleyi Ir. Thomas B. Peddie Mr. C. H. Sinnickson Mr. William Ward
Lewis F. Wataon
Frank Welch William R. Morrison Hiram Prion
J. H. Stewart
Charles G. Williams
James Williams Charles O'Neill Thomas B. Reed Horace B. Strait
Richard Williams Edward Overton, jr. William W. Rice
J. M. Thornburgh
Benjamin A. Willis Romualdo Pacheco George D. Robinson Amos Townsend
Fernando Wood Horace F. Page
Ezekiel S. Sampson Martin I. Townsend Thomas Wren. George W. Patterson Gustave Schleicher William D. Veeder
Those who voted in the negative areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Geo. G. Dibrell Mr. John F. House Mr. William M. Robbins J. D. C. Atkins H. L Dickey Morton C. Hunter
Charles B. Roberts John H. Baker Milton J. Durham Eppa Hunton
E. W. Robertson Henry B. Banning John R. Eden H. I.. Humphrey
Milton S. Robinson
James Taylor Jones Alfred M. Scales George A. Bicknell Russell Errett
J. Warren Keifer
Leonidas Sexton Jos. C. S. Blackburn James L. Evang
William D. Kelley Wm. S. Sballenberger Richard P. Bland John H. Evins John E. Kepna
Charles M. Shelley James H. Blount Thomas Ewing
William Kiminell Otho R. Singleton Andrew R. Boone William H. Felton Robert M. Knapp
William F. Slemons Gabriel Bouck Ebenezer B. Finley J. Proctor Knott
William E. Smith Lorenzo Brentano Greenbury L. Fort William Lathrop
William A. J. Sparks Samuel A. Bridges Benjamin J. Franklin Robert F. Ligon
William M. Springer Curtis H. Brogden Benoni S. Fuller
William Pitt Lyndo Walter L. Steele Thomas M. Browne Mills Gardner
L. A. Mackey
Thomas Swann Aylett H. Buckner William W. Garth
Van H. Manning
John M. Thompson George C. Cabell John M. Glover
Benjamin F. Marsh J. W. Throckmorton John W. Caldwell John Goode
Benjamin F. Martin Thomas F. Tipton W. P. Caldwell
Thomas M. Gunter James A. McKenzie Richd. W. Townsbend William H. Calkins Andrew H. Hamilton John A. McMahon
Hernando D. Money Robert B. Vance
Charles H. Morgan Nelson H. Van Vorbes John B. Clarke John T. Harris H. L. Muldrow
Gilbert C. Walker
Dudley C. Haskell William A. Phillips Michael D. White Philip Cook Robert A. Hatcher Thad. C. Pound
W.C. Whitthorne Samuel S. Cox Philip C. Hayes
Auburn L. Pridemoro Jere N. Williams Jordan E. Cravens Eli J. Henklo
James H. Randolph Albert S. Willis Thomas T. Crittenden Daniel M. Henry
Benjamin Wilson D. B. Culberson Goldsmith W. Hewitt John H. Reagan
Hendrick B. Wright Robt. H. M. Davidson Hilary A. Herbert Americus V. Rice
Jesse J. Yeates.
Jeremiah W. Dwight Elbridge G. Lapham Milton I. Southard Charles B. Benedict I. Newton Evans
Daniel N. Lockwood John H. Starin Archibald M. Bliss William H. Forney Nicbolas Muller
Alex. H. Stephens
John R. Tucker
Clarkson N. Potter Alfred M. Waddell Benjamin F. Butler Julian Hartridge
John Howard Pugh John T. Wait
Alpheus S. Williams
Andrew Williams. Fraucis D. Collins John W. Killinger William F. Sapp So the House refused to table the said bill and amendment. When The morning hour expired.
Mr. Atkins, as a privileged question, submitted the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That when the House adjourns to-morrow it adjourn to meet on Wednesday next.
And the question being put,
(Not voting .....,
.... 49 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Andrew R. Boono Simeon B. Chittenden James W. Covert Thomas M. Bayne James F. Briggs John B. Clark, jr.
William W. Crapo Horatio Bisbee, jr. William H. Calking Hiester Clymer
Jordan E. Cravens
...... 33 ...... 158
Mr. C. B. Darrall
Mr. Benjamin W. Harris Mr. Anson G. McCook Mr. Thomas Swann
William R. Morrison John M. Thompson
Martin I. Townsend
Alfred M. Waddell
Edward Overton, jr. William Walsh Walbridge A. Field Charles E. Hooker Horace F. Page
William Ward William H. Forney John F. House
Thomas B. Peddie
Lewis F. Watson Charles Foster Eppa Hunton John H. Reagan
W.C. Whitthorne Benjamin J. Franklin John N. Hungerford William W. Rice
Alpheus S. Williams Benoni S. Faller Frank Jones
George D. Robinson James Williams Randall L. Gibson Joseph Jorgensen
Jere N. Williams Thomas M. Gunter J. Warren Keifer
Otho R. Singleton
Benjamin A. Willis Eugene Hale William Kimmell C. H. Sinnickson
Fernando Wood Andrew H. Hamilton George B, Loring
A. Herr Smith
William S. Stenger
Those who voted in the negative are
Mr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Lorenzo Danford Mr. Charles H. Joyce Mr. Americus V. Rice William Aldrich
Robt. H. M. Davidson Edwin W. Keightley Haywood Y. Riddle John H. Baker Horace Davis
William D. Kelley William M. Robbins Latimer W. Ballou Joseph J. Davis
John E. Kenna
Charles B. Roberts Nathaniel P. Banks Nathaniel C. Deering Robert M. Knapp
E. W. Robertson Henry B. Banning Geo. G. Dibrell
J. Proctor Knott
Milton S. Robinson Hiram P. Bell H. L. Dickey William Lathrop
Ezekiel S. Sampson George A. Bicknell Mark H. Dunnell
J. E. Leonard
William F. Sapp Jos, C. S. Blackburn Benjamin T. Eames Robert F. Ligon
Alfred M. Scales
William Pitt Lynde Wm. S. Sballenberger Thomas A. Boyd Charles C. Ellsworth L. A. Mackey
Charles M. Shelley Lorenzo Brentano Thomas Ewing Van H. Mapping
William F. Slemong Mark S. Brewer William H. Felton
Benjamin F. Marsh. William E. Smith Samuel A. Bridges Ebenezer B. Finley Benjamin F. Martin William A.J. Sparks Curtis H. Brogden. Greenbury L. Fort J. H. McGowan
William M. Springer Thomas M. Browne Chapman Freeman James A. McKenzie Walter L. Steele Aylett H. Buckner William P. Frye
William McKinley, jr. J. H. Stewart
John A. McMahon John W. Stone
Roger Q. Mills
Joseph C. Stono Theodore W. Burdick D. C. Giddings
John I. Mitchell
Horace B. Strait
Hernando D. Money J. M. Thornburgh
Thomas F. Tipton John W. Caldwell Aug. A. Hardenbergh Charles H. Morgan Amos Townsend W.P. Caldwell Henry R. Harris H. L. Muldrow
Richd. W. Townshend Milton A. Candler E. Kirke Hart
Henry S. Neal
Robert B. Vance
Gilbert C. Walker
William A. Phillips Frank Welch
Michael D. White
Charles G. William's
Auburn L. Pridemore Albert S. Willis
Benjamin Wilson Thomas T. Crittenden H. L. Humphrey
James H. Randolph Hendrick B. Wright
Jesse J. Yeates
Those not voting areMr. William H. Baker Mr. John R. Eden Mr. Elbridge G. Lapham Mr. Gustave Schleicher George M. Beebe I. Newton Evans
Stephen D. Lindsey Robert Smalls Charles B. Benedict James A. Garfield
Daniel N. Lockwood Milton I. Southard Archibald M. Bliss Lucien C. Gause
Stephen L. Maybam Jobn H. Starin
Alex, H. Stepbens
J. W. Throckmorton Benjamin F. Butler Julian Hartridge
Clarkson N. Potter John R. Tacker
John Howard Pugh William D. Veeder
John T. Wait Francis D. Collins John H. Kocham
James B. Reilly
Levi Warner Dudley C. Denison John W. Killinger Miles Ross
Harry White Beverly B. Douglas George M. Landers Thomas Ryan
Andrew Williams. Jeremiah W. Dwight
So the House refused to adjourn over. Mr. Clymer moved that when the House adjourn to-day it be to meet on Monday next; which motion was not agreed to. Mr. Hanna submitted the following resolutions, viz:
Resolred, In view of the sad intelligence of the death of Oliver P. Morton, late a distinguished Senator in the Congress of the United States from the State of Indiana, the Speaker of this House, as a mark of respect for the memory of a man whose death is the nation's loss, do