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The question then being taken on the following amendments, the same were disagreed to, viz:
Page 8, lines 22 and 23, strike out " ordvance." Page 8, strike out line 27, and line 1 on page 9. Mr. Atkins moved to reconsider the several votes taken on the foregoing amendments, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate with the action of the House on the said amendments.
-Mr. Buckner, as a question of privilege, presented the credentials of Mr. Lyne S. Metcalfe as a Representative of the third Congressional district of Missouri;
Mr. Metcalfe, having appeared and taken the oath of office prescribed by section 1756 of the Revised Statutes, took his seat in the House.
Mr. Springer presented a statement relating to the election in said Congressional district, made by the clerk of the court of Saint Louis Counts; which was read and referred to the Committee of Elections.
Mr. Bapning, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolation; which was referred to the Committee of Accounts, viz:
Resolved, That the committee clerks who are paid during the session only be continued in the employment of the House from the adjournment of the present to the opening of the next session of this Congress ; and the Clerk of the House is hereby authorized and directed to pay them out of the miscellaneous items of the contingent fund.
By unanimous consent, bills were introduced, read twice, ordered to be printed, and severally referred as follows, viz:
By Mr. Stephens : A bill (d. R. 1522) for the financial relief of the country and to facilitate the return to specie payments' without in. juriously affecting the commercial business and industries of the peo. ple; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.
By Mr. O'Neill: A bill (H. R. 1523) for the relief of the beirs of Jacob Cramer, lieutenant of the Pennsylvania Continental Line in the revolu. tionary war; to the Committee on Private Land-Claims.
By Mr. Steele: A bill (H. R. 1524) to provide for the settlement and payment of arrearages due to certain persons for services actually done for the United States in the Southern States prior to the late civil war; to the Committee of Claims.
Mr. Swann mored that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for the consideration of the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 48) in relation to the international industrial exposition to be held in Paris in 1878,
(Yeas ........ And it was decided in the affirmative, Nays.co............... 123
(Vot voting ........... 24 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative areMr. D. Wyatt Aiken Mr. Latimer W. Ballou Mr. Thomas A. Boyd Jr. Curtis H. Brogden Williain Aldrich Nathaniel P. Banks Lorenzo Brentano
Horatio C. Burchard William J. Bacon
Thomas M. Bayne
Horatio Bisbee, jr. Samuel A. Bridges
William H. Calkins
Mark S. Brewer
Theodore W. Burdick
George A. Bagley
Mr. John H. Camp Mr. Andrew H. Hamilton Mr. Levi Maish
Mr. Otho R. Singleton Jacob M. Campbell Alfred C. Harmer
Anson G. McCook
C. H. Sinnickson Simeon B. Chittenden Benjamin W. Harris J. H. McGowan
A. Herr Smith William Claflin Philip C. Hayes
William McKinley jr. John H. Starin Rush Clark George W. Hendee Lyne S. Metcalfe
William S. Steager
J. H. Stewart
John W. Stone
William R. Morrison Joseph C. Stone Jacob D. Cox Frank Hiscock Leopold Morse
Horace B. Strait William W. Crapo Jay A. Hubbell Amasa Norcross
Thomas Swann H. J. B. Cummings H. L. Humphrey
Jobn M. Thompson Augustus W. Cutler John N. Hungerford Edward Overton, jr. J. M. Thornburgh Lorenzo Danford Anthony Ittner
Romualdo Pacheco Amos Townsend Horace Davis Amaziah B. James Horace F. Page
John T. Wait Nathaniel C. Deering Frank Jones
George W. Patterson William Walsh Dudley C. Denison John S. Jones
Thomas B. Peddie
William Ward Mark H. Dannell Joseph Jorgensen Thad. C. Pound
Levi Warner Jeremiah W. Dwight Charles H. Joyce Llewellyn Powers Lewis F. Watson Benjamin T. Eames J. Warren Keifer
Frank Welch Anthony Eickhoff Edwin W. Keightley John Howard Pugh Harry White Charles C. Ellsworth William D. Kelley Joseph H. Rainey
Michael D. White I. Newton Evans John H. Ketcham
James H. Randolph Edwin Willets Walbridge A. Field John W. Killinger Thomas B. Reed
Alpheus S. Williams Charles Foster William Kimmell William W. Rice
Andrew Williams Chapman Freeman George M. Landers Charles B. Roberts Charles G. Williams William P. Frye
Elbridge G. Lapham George D. Bobinson James Williams James A. Garfield William Lathrop Thomas Ryan
Richard Williams William W. Garth Stephen D. Lindsey Ezekiel S. Sampson Benjamin A. Willis Randall L. Gibson Daniel N. Lockwood William F. Sapp
Benjamin Wilson D. C. Giddings George B. Loring
Gustave Schleicher Fernando Wood Eugene Hale John K. Luttrell
W m. S. Shallenberger Thomas Wren. Those who voted in the negative areMr. J. D.C. Atkins Mr. Geo. G. Dibrell Mr. Charles E. Hooker Mr. Harwood Y, Riddle John H. Baker H. L. Dickey John F. House
William M, Robbins Henry B. Banning Milton J. Durham Morton C. Hunter
E. W. Robertson George M. Beebe John R. Eden Eppa Hunton
Milton S. Robinson Hiram P. Bell J. B. Elam
James Taylor Jones Miles Ross Charles B. Benedict E. John Ellis
John E. Kenna
Milton Sarler George A. Bicknell Russell Errett
Robert M. Knapp
Alfred M. Scales Jos. C. S. Blackburn James L. Erans
J. Proctor Knott
Charles M. Shelles Richard P. Bland John H. Evins Robert F. Ligon
William F. Slemons James H. Blount Thomas Ewing
William Pitt Lynde William E. Smith Andrew R. Boone William H. Felton L. A. Mackey
William A. J. Sparks Gabriel Bouck Ebenezer B. Finley Van H. Manning
William M. Springer Thomas M. Browne William H. Forney Benjamin F. Marsh Walter L. Steele Aylett H. Buckner Greenbury L. Fort
Benjamin F. Martin Alex. H. Stephens George C. Cabell
Benjamin J. Franklin Stephen L. Maybam J. W. Throckmorton John W. Caldwell Benoni S. Fuller
James A. McKenzie Thomas F. Tipton W. P. Caldwell Lucien C. Gause
John A. McMahon Richd. W. Townshend Milton A. Candler John M. Glover Roger Q. Mills
John R. Tucker Joseph G. Cannon John Goode
Hernando D. Money Thomas Turner John G. Carlisle
Thomas M. Gunter Charles H. Morgan Jacob Turvey
Robert B. Vance
Nelson H. Van Vorhes John B. Clark, jr. Henry R. Harris Addison Oliver
Alfred M. Waddeli Hiester Clymer John T. Harris
William A. Phillips Gilbert C. Walker Thomas R. Cobb
Carter H. Harrison Clarkson N. Potter W.C. Whitthorne Francis D. Collins E. Kirke Hart
Auburn L. Pridemore Jere N. Williams Philip Cook Julian Hartridge Terrence J. Quinn
Albert S. Willis Jordan E. Cravens William Hartzell
Hendrick B. Wright Thomas T. Crittenden Robert A. Hateber John H. Reagan
Jesse J. Yeates Robt. H. M. Davidson Goldsmith W. Hewitt James B. Reilly
Casey Young. Joseph J. Davis
Hilary A. Herbert Americus V. Rice Those not voting areMr. Archibald M. Bliss Mr. Alrah A. Clark Mr. Dudley C. Haskell Mr. Henry M. Pollard Edward S. Bragg Samuel S. Cox Geo. C. Hazelton
Thomas J. Henderson Robert Swalls
Milton I. Sonthard Benjamin F. Butler Beverly B. Douglas Henry S. Neal
Martin I. Townsend Lucien B. Caswell Mills Gardner
William D. Veeder, So the House decided to consider the said motion. Pending which,
Mr. Finley, at 2 o'clock and 50 minutes p. m., mored that the House adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.
The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Swann,
Mr. Swann further mored that all debate on the said joint resolution shall be limited to four hours.
Mr. Conger made the point of order that the question must first be put on the longest time.
The Speaker sustained the point of order.
And the question being put on the motion of Mr. Swann, the same was agreed to.
The question then recurring on the original motion of Mr. Swann, the same was agreed to, and the House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Springer reported that the committee, having had under consideration the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 48) in relation to the international industrial exposition to be held in Paris in 1878, bad come to no resolution thereon.
Mr. Durham, at 4 o'clock and 25 minutes p. m., mored that the House adjourn.
The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting for the information of the Committee on Commerce a report of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, relative to obstructions in the Red River above Shrereport, Louisiana ; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.
By unanimous consent, leare of absence was granted as follows, viz To Mr. Aiken, for one week; To Mr. James L. Evans, for ten days. Mr. Herbert, by unanimous consent, introduced a bill (H. R. 1525) to put into market certain timber-lands of the United States, and for other purposes; wbich was read twice, referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and ordered to be priuted. And then
The motion of Mr. Durham was agreed to, and the House accordingly adjourned.
Mr. Rainey, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did this day present to the President a joint resolution of the House of the following pumber, riz: (H. Res. 38.)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1877. The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz:
By Mr. Atkins: The petition of F. A. Lee, for compensation for prop. erty taken by the United States Arms; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Chittenden : The petition of 44 presidents of national banks and others, against the passage of the bill for the adoption of a silvercoinage curreucy to an unlimited extent as the bimetallic legal money of our country; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.
By Mr. Corlett : Papers relating to the establishment of post-routes from Rock Creek to Fort Fetterman, Wyoming Territory, and from Rock Creek, Wyoming Territory, to Big Horn Post, Montana Territory; to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Crapo : Memorial of Alexander Sutorius, late captain Third United States Cavalry, for reinstatement as captain of cavalry; to the Committee on Military Affairs;
By Mr. Danford: A paper relating to the establishment of a postroute from Quaker City to Freeport, Ohio; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Ellis : Papers relating to the claim.of Clara H. Flower, for compensation for property taken by the United States Army;
By Mr. Gunter: The petition of J. N. Carpenter, paymaster United States Navy, for compensation for property taken by the United States Army; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Hale: The petition of L. J. Thomas, to be refunded the value of certain postage.stamps stolen from him while postmaster at Eden, Maine; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. Ketcham : The petition of Mrs. Eleanor N. F. Meeds, for compensation for services reudered the Committee for the District of Co. lumbia of the Forty-third Congress by her late husband; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Kidder: The petition of W. C. Hinkley and 53 others, to legalize a certain survey of Oscar E. Rea, Dakota Territory; to the Committee on the Public Lands.
By Mr. McMahon : The petition of William Johuson, for a pension; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. Schleicher: The petition of S. C. Slade and others, for the establishment of a United States consulate at the city of El Paso, Mexico; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
By Mr. Stewart: The petition of Anne C. Livingston, for compensation for damages to property seized and used by the United States authorities ; to the Committee on War-Claims.
Also, the petition of William W. Spaulding and other citizens of Duluth, Minnesota, for a grant of land to the Saint Louis River Dalles Improvement Company to aid in the improvement of the Saint Louis River; to the Committee on Commerce.
Also, the petition of Anson Northrup, for a grant of laud, or other relief, for valuable services rendered the Uuited States during the Indian troubles in Minnesota ; to the Committee on the Public Lands.
Also, the petition of E. Anderson and others, of Duluth, Minnesota, for the erection of a light-house at and the improvement of the harbor of Grand Marias, on Lake Superior; to the Committee on Commerce.
By Mr. Thornburgh : The petition of W. F. Frasier, for relief on ac. count of injuries received during the late war; to the Committee on War-Claims.
By Mr. Waddell: The petition of Joseph R. Royal, keeper of the light-house at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, and Joseph Royal and A. T. Guthrie, bis assistants, for compensation for services rendered in keeping said light-bouse; to the Committee of Claims.
By Mr. Watson: The petition of the select and common councils of Erie, Pennsylvania, and 1,000 citizens of said city, for the purchase of land and the erection of a suitable building thereon for the United States court and government offices in said city; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.
By Mr. Wilson: The petition of N. S. Clark, for compensation for services rendered as a messenger in the Doorkeeper's departinent, House of Representatives, from March 4 to May 5, 1877; to the Committee of Accounts.
Mr. Sonthard, by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee of Accounts, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee on the Revision of the Laws regulating the Counting of the Electoral Votes for President and Vice-President be allowed a clerk, and that said clerk be paid the same compensation which is or may be allowed to the clerks of other committees, to be paid out of the miscellaneous contingent fund of the House or otherwise.
The regular order being demanded, the Speaker announced as the regular order of business the bill of the House (A. R. 805) to repeal the third section of the act entitled "An act to provide for the resumption of specie payments," under the order of the House of the 5th instant.
Mr. Swann moved that the House resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for the further consideration of the joint resolution (H. Res. 48) in relation to the international industrial exposition to be held in Paris in 1878.
Mr. Buckner made the point of order that the motion was not in order, the said joint resolution not being one of the regular appropriation bills exempted by the resolution making the bill of the House No. 805, (resumption repeal) a special order.
The Speaker overruled the point of order, on the ground that the language of the said resolution was, “not to interfere with any appropriation bills," and as the said joint resolutiou was clearly "an appropriation bill," it was exempted from the restrictive terms of the said resolution.
The question being then put on the motion of Mr. Swann, the same was agreed to; and the House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Springer reported that the committee, having had under consideration the joint resolution of the House (H. Res. 48) in relation to the international industrial exposition to be held in Paris in 1878, had come to no resolution thereon.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Sympson, one of their clerks:
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have receded from its amendments numbered 3, 4, 11, and 14 to the bill of the House (H. R, 902) inaking appro. priations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for other purposes.
The Senate have passed, without amendment, a bill of the House (H. R. 1265) authorizing the changing of the name of the ship Samuel G. Reed.
The Senate have passed a bill of the following title, viz, (S. 220,) to authorize the Secretary of tbe Treasury to purchase a lot of land, for the use of the government, in Providence, Rhode Island; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.
On motion of Mr. Atkins, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union was discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 1521) to provide for deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and for prior years, and for other purposes, and the same was recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Shelley, by npanimous consent, submitted the following resolu. tion; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy inform this House what paral vessels have been put under repairs since the 1st of March last,