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ers, of Baltimore, that the salaries of government employés be equal. ized, and that unjust discriminations be destroyed; to the Committee on Reform in the Civil Service.

By Mr. Tipton : Remonstrance of the Letter-Carriers' Association of Bloomington, Illinois, against making the salaries of one class of lettercarriers larger than those of another;

By Mr. Whitthorne: A paper relating to the establishment of a post. route between Whitten's Stand and Wayland's Springs; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Also, the petition of Jobn Barclay and other beneficiaries of the Naval Asylum at Philadelphia, for a change of their relations to the govern. ment by granting them pensions; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Alpheus S. Williams: The petition of the workmen on Pov. erty Island light-house, for relief; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, papers relating to the petition of John Pulford, to be restored to his former rank as a lieutenant-colonel United States Army on the retired-list; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, the petition of Joseph Sawyer, for compensation for property lost while in the service of the United States; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, the petition of Tbomas W. Hewitt, for a pension; . to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Albert S. Willis : The petition of Rev. W. H. Miles, bishop of the colored Methodist Episcopal Church of America, representing a membership of one hundred thousand, for governmental aid for the edu. cation of the colored people of the South; to the Committee on Education and Labor.

By Mr. Young: Papers relating to the claims of Indiana Hughes, Charles C. Burke, Francis Molitor, trustees of La Grange College, Ten. nessee, Mrs. Elizabeth Toof, and Rosetta Freel, for property taken and destroyed by the United States Army;

Also, papers relating to the claims of Mrs. Lucie A. Jameson, John Morrison, Ezekiel T. Keel, Mrs. A. G. Bankhead, R. Dudley Frayser, La Grange Synodical College, and Mrs. Sarah E. Norton, for use, occupation, and damage to property by United States authorities;

Also, papers relating to the claim of Benjamin Bibb and others, of Memphis, Tennessee, to be reimbursed the amounts wrongfully col. lected from them by United States authorities as tax for rope and bagging; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Mr. Carlisle, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolu. tion; which was referred to the Comunittee of Accounts, not to be brought back by a motion to reconsider, viz:

Resolved, That the Coinmittee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy be, and is hereby, authorized to employ a clerk at the ordinary rate as now provided by law, to be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Dunnell, by unanimous consent, Ordered, That the States and Territories not called in the morning hour on yesterday be now called.

The Speaker pro tempore thereupon having proceeded to call the States and Territories for bills on leave for reference only, commencing with the State of Arkansas,

Bills and joint resolutions were introduced and read twice and joint resolutions of State legislatures were introduced and read; wbich bills and resolutions were severally ordered to be printed and referred as fol. lows, viz:

By Mr. Slemons: A bill (H. R. 1096) making appropriation for the im. provement of the Quacbita River in Arkansas ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1097) making appropriation for the improvement of the Upper Red River, in Arkansas ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1098) making appropriation for the survey of Little River, in the State of Arkansas;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1099) making appropriation for the improvement of Bayou Bartholomew, in the State of Arkansas; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Cravens: A bill (II. R. 1100) for the relief of Harmon Mickle;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1101) for the relief of Warren Drake ;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1102) for the relief of Hugh Core;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1103) for the relief of Charles Ayliff'; to the Committee on War-Claims.

By Mr. Alpheus S. Williams: A bill (H. R. 1104) for the relief of John Pulford;

Also, á bill (II. R. 1105) for the relief of Baker Canfield, of Saint Louis, Michigan;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1106) to provide for the resignation of certain officers of the staff corps of the Army;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1107) for the relief of Horace C. Hatch; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a resolution of the legislature of the State of Michigan, asking Congress to aid in the construction of a tunnel under the Detroit River at or near Detroit, Michigan; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Willets: A bill (H. R. 1108; for the relief of John H. Russell; to the Committee on War: Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1109) granting a pension to Mrs. Elizabeth Custer, widow of the late Brevet Major-General George A. Custer;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1110) granting a pension to Emanuel H. Custer, father of the late Breret Major General George A. Caster, and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas W. Custer; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Keightley: A bill (H. R. 1111) to provide for the improvement of Saint Joseph River, in Michigan; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. Schleicher: A bill (H. R.1112) for the relief of Stephen Powers; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (II. R. 1113) for the relief of Mary E. Brackenridge; to the Committee on War Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1114) for the relief of Mrs. Ella P. Murphy, widow of Patrick Murphy, deceased; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1115) for the relief of Andrew Newmau; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1116) to amend sections 1244 and 1258 of the Revised Statutes; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1117) to grant the right of way through the Arlington property, in Virginia, to the Washington, Cincinnati and Saint Louis Railroad Company; to the Committee on Railways and Canals.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1118) to amend section 2931 of the Revised Statutes of the United States so as to allow repayment by the Secretary of the Treasury of the tonnage-tax where it has been exacted in contravention of treaty provisions; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1119) to confirm the title of Benjamin E. Edwards, his heirs, assigns, or legal representatives, to a certain tract of land in the Territory of New Mexico; to the Committee on Private Land-Clains.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1120) for the relief of E. H. Happe; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 30) to enable the Court of Claims to hear and determine the claim of the personal representatives of Ferdinand Cais, a citizen of France; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Giddings : A bill (FI. R. 1121) making appropriation for continuing the improvement of Galveston Harbor and Galveston Bay, in the State of Texas; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1122) amending section 1661, Title XVI, (the militia,) of the Revised Statutes of the United States; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1123) authorizing the establishing of ocean.mail. steamship service between the United States and Brazil; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1124) to provide for a building for United States custom-house and internal-revenue offices at Galveston, Texas; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1125) for the relief of John Friery; to the Committee of Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1126) for the relief of William Redus; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1127) for the relief of the legal representatives of the late Captain John G. Tod, of Texas; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Culberson: A bill (H. R. 1128) to revive and continue the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Sapp: A bill (H. R. 1129) appropriating money for the purchase of a site and the erection of a post-office and other government offices in the city of Council Bluff, State of Iowa ; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

By Mr. Rush Clark: A bill (H. R. 1130) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to ascertain and certify the amount of land located with military warrants in the States described therein, and for other pur. poses;

By Mr. Oliver: A bill (H. R. 1131) to limit the sale of agricultural lands to settlers under the bomestead and pre-emption laws; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1132) to abolish capital punishment; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1133) limiting the duration of patents; to the Committee on Patents.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 31) to invite a joint convention of all civilized nations for the purpose of establishing a uniform system of weights, measures, and coinage throughout the civilized world; to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 32) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States in reference to the term of and eligi. bility to the office of President of the United States;

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 33) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States so as to elect the President and VicePresident thereof by a direct vote of the people thereof; to the Select Committee on the Revision of the Laws regulating the Counting of the Electoral Votes for President and Vice-President.

Also, a joint resolution (H. Res. 34) to amend the Constitution of the United States so as to elect United States Senators by a direct vote of the people of the several States;

By Mr. Bouck: A bill (H. R. 1134) to repeal subdivision third of section 639 of chapter 7 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, en. titled " Circuit court jurisdiction;" to the Committee on tbe Judiciary.

By Mr. Charles G. Williams: A bill (H. R. 1135) to authorize the issue a patent of certain lands in the Brothertown reservation, in the State of of Wisconsin, to the persons selected by the Brothertown Indians;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1136) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the claims of Moses Ladd and John L. Williams, half-blood Menomonee Indians, and the Secretary of the Treasury to pay amount found due; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1137) authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to adjust the claim of John Whittaker against the United States of America; to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1138) for the relief of William T. Duvall; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1139) for the relief of Matilda Shields;
Also, a bill (H. R. 1140) for the relief of Dabney Walker;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1141) for the relief of Mary Jane Veazie; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1142) for the relief of Charles W. Wood, late of Company E, First Battalion, Tbirteenth Regiment of United States Infantry;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1143) for the relief of Mathew Hulger, late a pri. vate of Company H, Twenty.eighth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1144) for the relief of Ann Annis, widow of Harvey Annis, late second lieutenant Company G, Fifty-first Regiment United States Colored Infantry; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1145) for the relief of John L. Williams, sole heir of Mary Ann Williams and Thomas Williams, deceased, and sole heir of Ebenezer Williams, deceased ; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1146) granting a pension to James H. Cook;

Also, a bill (1. R. 1147) granting a pension to Catharine Brennan, widow of John Brennan, late private of Company B, Fifty-eighth Illinois Volunteers;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1148) granting a pension to Lucius Taft, late com. missary.sergeant Company L, First Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1149) granting an increase of pepsion to Garrett F. Cowan, late sergeant Company G, Twelfth Regiment Wisconsin Volun teers; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Luttrell: A bill (H. R. 1150) to amend section 2403 of the Revised Statutes of the United States; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1151) to amend the Revised Statutes of the United States;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1152) relating to proceeds of captured and abandoned property in the Treasury of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1153) to encourage the introduction of a supply of fresh water on the desert west of Fort Yuma;

By Mr. Pacheco: A bill (H. R. 1154) to regulate the survey and sale of timber-lands of the United States; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Page: A bill (H. R. 1155) appropriating money for the purchase of a site and erection of a building for a post-office and other gov. ernment offices in the city of Sacramento, State of California; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

By Mr. Horace Davis: A bill (H. R. 1156) for the relief of C. N. Fel. ton, late assistant treasurer of the United States at San Francisco, California; to the Committee of Claims.

By Mr. Stewart: A bill (H. R. 1157) to amend section 2464 of the Revised Statutes;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1158) to authorize claimants upon even-numbered sections of land within the twenty-mile limits of the Northern Pacific Railroad to make proof and payment for their claims at the ordinary minimum rate of $1.25 per acre; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1159) to extend the time in which to construct and complete the Northern Pacific Railroad; to the Committee on the Pacific Railroad.

By Mr. Strait: A bill (H. R. 1160) to extend the provisions of an act approved June 22, 1874, entitled "An act for the relief of settlers on railroad-lands;" to the Coinmittee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1161) for the relief of Charles Thimons; to the Committee on War-Claims.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1162) for the relief of Alfred Muller, late acting assistant surgeon in the United States Army ;

Also, a bill (H. R. 1163) for the relief of the heirs of Charles B. Sunith, deceased ; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Dunnell: A bill (H. R. 1164) for the relief of Peter G. Mills, his heirs and assigns; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1165) granting a pension to Anna W. Osborne ; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (8. R. 1166) to amend section 4220 of chapter 3 of Title XLVIII of the Revised Statutes of the United States, entitled “Regulation of commerce and navigation;" to the Committee on Commerce.

Also, a bill (H. R. 1167) for the relief of Peter G. Mills; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Richard Williams: A bill (H. R. 1168) for the protection of salmon in the Columbia River; ...

Also, a bill (II. R. 1169) making further appropriation for the purpose

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