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Proceedings ortheLegis atisre—
Postage 'Account ay of
for Wash ington Borough—pe
troleum Calcium Gas Light.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh OasPtte.
R&Rntsstrito, February 12, 1869.
SRNATE. * ;
ooit'anastoSAr. - srzstn' ni's•
The rusolation instructing Congreaa..
men against -further grants of lands or
bonds to Railway corporations was re
tttli PCtor.ilaa ACCOUNT.
22.214.171.124.75 - 4'PELT, from Abe Com
mittee on Retrenchment and Reform,
reported aresolrition that on and alter,
tbtf' 13th, and tor the residue of this
niontb„ it sandl be the duty of the Senate
Postmaster to prepay postage by placing
phostage stamps on all documents and
`-'letters before delivering to the Harris
burg Postmaster and the Speaker of the
' Senate shall draw a warrant on the State
'Treasurer in faVor 'of the Senate Pdst
master for tire hinidred - dollars for the
purchase of stamps, and at the end of
the month the Senate Postmaster shall
irert the number., of documents -and
ligers sent; 'and that the Senate, shall
= not indur any account for postage with
the Harrisburg Postmaster 'till the end
of the month:
After somefartbersliscussion, on mo
tion of Mr. DAVIS,Ithe resolution was
_postponed for the present. •
BXLLS INTRODUCED. : '
- By Mr. LOWRY: - - Authorizing the
Buffalo and Erie Railroad to mortgage
_property and franchises; supplement for
I . the Erie and Allegheny Railroad ,-Com
By Mr, GRAHAM: , Enabling the
School Directors of McClure township,
Alligheny county, to borrow money to
f•nre9t a school house.
*--s: The supplement for the Pennsylvania
"<<itustittition or deaf and; dumb..
A bill from the }louse, Authorizing the
_Commissioners of •Washingtoteoounty to
- z .lease tertala pub lic grounds-10 Wash
ts-dnizton boroughZ' paled finally; :also,
H9W3 - bill authot mak Washington
boiough to horrovf money Mr a newtowl
,< • : •
PAY OF THE OVS'FF.b MEMBHR.
$... A bill from tie ouse paying Mr.
--- Witharn, ousted from his seat-as a Rep
.- resentative from. Philadelphia; $l,OOO in
fullof salaryforthe sesefen, was amended
'-':•in-the Senate Committee to thur hundred
77:-dOlars, but the Senate 'to-day restored
9-i it:to $l,OOO. Pending action ou
ttuti Senate adjourned till Tuesday 'after
• HOUSE OF REParEaNTTATrir,gfii:
;,The House was oc need Ready-the
whole.sessiWEßTlon in discussing alresoftition
ofildr. mf - itnidfßa4g,,toAdjonyn
;till Tuesday afternoon, t4 ,- - - itiltre
" Greenhante: , ,Contested Election ,Rout-:
mattes to sit in gbiladelpMitV but after
tyaded. one' ti MOOS ,10111 M *eras d
PETROLitrif ALCIUM GAS
Mr. WIC SON; of Allegheny, into:.
•dncecl i joint resolution requiring the.
Andltosfttitatal Treasttrer; to
.examine' the - Petroletun Cilelnut - - AWE
•Light,fand if deemed practicabla,lotin
troduce the same into the publlo Entld
fags and grounds. Passed td:secuint
"4- =reading.Adjobrned till MonuayMveuitig. ,•
'Suicide of. Beolurkenrigr—yoneral of
Es-Senator McConnell Wisconsin
Murderer Arrested- - -vVoiaan Suffi age .
and Sorosis Conventions.
Irs "iffy Teiegrapti to thy Pnidatirge.oszette,i-
a clothing establishment in this city sal.
-added at the Sherinau-Rouse, early this
ixibrning, by' shooting 'himself through
the heart. •
_Mae funeral of the murdered eix-enator
• McConnell was'veiy largely , attended in.,
Jacksonville, this afternoon. - The'
obsequies took place in Strewn Hall,
" where four thousand Ave hundred oft!.
I?lf iiins assembled. • Rev': lbw id,
Rector of Trinity, Chlirch, preached 'lhe•
sermon, attributing lov r e of money asthe
,s-Kause of this and the many other daily
that R.obinsou -PleSeunnat•
Wesley 'w ho: murdered Lam -
ibert, a wealthy Sarni residing!near Be
Wis.; cul 'Wedilead fetrhis *ropey,
was arrested yesterday in Savannah, Ili.,
ut now.ftvjaiiin , Janesville, 'Wis. He
tP'!-Th . 'LW TA yzuwsutriiipooniention
- $ ,...,Was very_ uturierously attended to-day.
Miss Anna DAZinson,"frr:llifttryAkeciten-,
' EaFtlibt of st•fl'Oala,-.l4l4_,WilliagslYells;
-,,, , zadrown,. • colored orator of*Boidou were in
attendance, beside Stant4sr, Miss
add 'others. The resolution's ,
- -termirtea' the'!Coininittee Itestilu
,",tops deeltrfeti that as woman is equilly
~.....3littilreatedtith man in lints:m - odd lavrs
• eiecuted . sh - e 15 the - riatit
9.0 f tb.
• - Pageitintr resolving; tea a tun-
led stfort,t4 So. frame, the be w, itu
tiod Illindis h the dfetiri al
• ,trnkielalillo4eitisens e ea*
• yo ai!wag.e,:Titmese . : Inthinis, Mar being
• Seven was gitipcibltosato, drafta co
Vitro= arldliy-lawirldir the Women's
Association at 'BMWs
Doh was' adopted it 'the - afteracni, and
A.. - Livtirinore. of this city. was
141ected President of the new Assciela
'tion. Wells. Brown - 'the colored ore
- Ur; botitendetrwetneironght -to - be oda..
- ted before they arix,eatrenchised.: Miss .
.. Anna Dickinson spoke vigiorouily on
Several occaslons.:'"fifrs.i rfitant,on and
- Miss Anthony also took a lively part
-la' the exerciseri.‘ Tan Convention ad- •
journed this efterno.A.
The, Music Rail - Sorosls' COnvention
was thinly attended. A delegation sr
rived from the rival Convention, limit
itig the Sorosisters to unite with them.
Several bolted on 4the invitation, bull%
few remained and formed the Universal
Suffrage Association ' of. Illinois, of which
Hon. Jas. Knowl ton, of Chicago, was
' ,alected President. This Convention also
• 'adjourned this afternoiin.
NEWS BY CABLE.
British Ministry Banquet
Opening of the Spanish Con
(By Telestiaph to thiCPlttsburgli 6azette.l
&REA C BRITAIN
LONDON, February 12.—At the banquet
to the Ministry at Fishmongors' Hall,
last night, Mr. Gladstone remixked
"The last House of Cominons had been
condemned by the government of the
day; that government has been brought
to the bar of public opinion do a distinct
issue, and the policy of the people is now
most clearly defined."
'lt lestated the Persian aemy, with the
Shah at its head, has gone to Bagdad.
In the meantime the Turkish troops are
pushing forward to the Persian frontier.
DtinuN, February I2.—The Mayor
will take advantage of the first public
levee to present to Queen Victoria a
monster petition for amnesty to Fenian
prisoners; "which has been extensively
signed'by the corporate authorities of
cities and towns throughobt Ireland.
MADRID, February 12.—The Constitu
ent Cortes formalli opened yesterday,
with .great ceremony. The city is pro
fusely decorated in honor of the event.
:Crowds were in the streets, flags flying,
and the day was regarded as a holiday.
Serona delivered a congratulatory ad
dress on the assembling of the Deputies.
He said that the nations of Europe, in at
taining a higher degree of civilization,
threw off the traditional bonds which
fettered the public mind. Spain delayed
for a time folhalving the example of her
neighbors. She now calls on her repre
sentatives to construct a new edifice. The
revolution has achieved a bloodless sic.
tory. The strength of the nation has not
been impaired, but the extravagance of
former administrations hasdi sorganized
atifl timbarialmiediitti 4inan .. The gov
ant:tient relies upon the Co tea to' ream•
dy this by economical forms and changes
in the administration, by wise legislation
in regard to the public debt and payment
of the interest thereon, and by economi
zing the expenses of the army and
navy. The fundamental principles of
radical liberalism, which had been
.114 opted, in . relation,. to...religion, the
.premi, Ind edutation, by
,the " Pro
, visiOnat, - Goiternnient, :mtlet now 'he
consolidated by the action of the Depu
ties. Our revolution here is not responS.-
ible for the rising in Cuba; that is due to
the errors of the past government. He.
expressed the hope that the insurrection.
there Aseeld .be stieedily ,extinguishedi
and that tranquility, basecrem - reform,
would, 00,- ) durable. , He predicted that
;slavery would he./bollsiutu . I withcint,pre
cipitation and without compromising the
proeperity orthe.Aptilles..-„In coucinaion
- hicongratulatedll4 Olin try on the good
relations witle foreign nations, now.more
intimate than everbefom • / ' 2. 2
1 3 .4..P45, February 12.—The bullion in
the Bank of France hai increased four
teen million francs.
ARRIVED OUT. •
; .12 —The
steamship Holaatia has arrOted. f
LONDON, February 12.—.Ecening—Con.
Bola 93; , Five-7`iWiities 77V Erie 25;1111,
toils 'INN; Atlantic and Great Westeirti
• LringsPoor.,.February - GAton—
sales for the week 69,000 hales * spec.
(misters took 22,000; exports 4,000; stock
'Off . Ifieluding94,llo(rAmericarn guar,
lity . kno*h . to- - be afloat• 286,009,1M:dud
,1ng 24000 American. The market to.
; Ow ie. easier and prices are nuhfienged.
Uplands 12X(4)12V Orleans 12@12,/,;
salee-ungyB,o baba; Manchester mar.
kdt Ella. for new and 333.
for old. Oats. Ss. sd. Peas 435.@435.
fietlP263.' for7:ied weltard. a WJibat os.
Od.g9i: - lid: . Pork test '978.6(1.
Lard 775. Cheese 765. Bacon firm at
-595. Petroleum unchanged. Spirit+ of
Orpentlne Ma; _ -
LONDON, February 12. Tallow 4as 9d.
Suvar firm at -88 s. 9d. on spot and 28A:
6d. to arrive.
ANTWERP, February '12.--Petrolearn
unchanged: • -
- THE ,CAPITAL.
f. By Teferriipb to the rittiburgh Gazette.l
WASHINCIION. Feb. 12, 1868.:
wurr 'oP,pitonntritiox, ": 7 4
'James Lyons, - of Virginiai today inJ
the Supreme Court argued in behalf or
that Commonwealth to show it was tliel
inhereid fight" the:LColvt,, under the,
common law, to issue the writ of s.,
bition, for which application has beeti
made, setting the 4ttedstens of
Judge Underwood, ho having discha.ricel
three convicts, two of whom were sedj
tenced death r ,con.the ground that thEi
Statd judges weril disgtialilled from ez
ercising judicial functions under the
Xonyteenth Angtendment to the Constitu
3lou of thoilliallol States. Judge Under—
wood did not appear in Court. Chief
Justice Chase announceti that the appli
cation would be considered.
f /4 4 "4:04414 itirrigoar•,7#o,talrld.
Senator Abbott's bill authorizes , the
.11idstIpmf the Atlantic and Pacific
Company of Texas, under the style of
the Texas and Pacific Railroad Coriapa-
Zlif;flitfirtftiatrUct IPalircodiapd telegraph'
41fid - ftM'iliffershitlLaTeidsi. to sooneot
with the Atlantic and Pacific line east of
the one hundredth frip.cidiasi and ft aid
ottliCtldtatprise proposealo,grant lands
to guarantee interest on bonds td,
amount of 00,4100 ; per mile. , •
Ameridan Atlantic „ Cable. Telegraph
Company, of New York, to take i any
Practicable route for laying their cable to
Hdrope, and extends the time named in
the act of March 29th, 1807, for the es
tablishment of telegraphic comma:mica;
Mon, to'three years from the enactment of
—The boiler in the distillery of Flan'.
gin, Tillman 4t _Co., at Caromielet, six
miles below St. Louis, exploded yester
day and killed David Burk, fireman, and
seriously injured another efnploye.
POVII ceepocK. A. >Z.
SENATE: Currency Rill Furl her
Considered—River and liar
borßill Taken up at Evening
Session. HOUSE: Text of the
Bill Providing a Provisional
Government for !Mississippi--
Butler's Privileged IlesoluT
tion Censuring the President
of the Repute, and an Accepted
Substitute, Laid. on the Table
—New York - and Washington
• Air Line Railroad'llill Passed
—lnternal Revenue Law Fur
ther Considered and Whisky
Amendments Disposed. Of.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Clasette.l
WASHINGTON, February 12, 1869.
Mr. RAMSEY introduced a bill to en
courage telegraphic communication with .
Mr. ABBOTT introduced a bill to aid
in the construction of the Texas and
Pacific Railroad. Referrej.
Mr. CRAOIN, from the Comtnittee on
Territories, reported, with amendments,
and recommending its passage, the bill
to provide for the better administration
of justioe in the Territories of the United
Mr. POMEROY, from the Committee
on Public Lande, reported adversely the
bill to extend the limits of certain rait
road land grants in lowa and Minnesota;
also adversely to the bill amendatory of
certain acts of Congress granting lands
to_the States of lowa and Minnesota, to
aid in the construction of railroads.
Mr. CRAGIN;from the Committee on
Territories, reported, with amendments,
the bill toovide for the better adminis
tration of - j m ustice in territories of the
Mr. HOWARD jntroduced a Joint res
olution authorizing the Northern - Paciflo
Railroad Company to issue, drat• mort
gage bonds to the extent of 130,000 per
mile on its main road and branch ,to
Portland, Oregon. • -
Mr. RAMSEY. moved to take Op the
Joint resolution declaratory of the act to
establish an Ameilcan line of mail steam
ships between this country arid Europe.,
It gives the company another year to
build their. ships.
Mr. 'HENDRICKS opposed taking up
Mr;Nv.trlTS alsoopposed, and sEdd he
would oppose the bill Itself. There were
already two lines of American steam
ships from .Baltimors. • -
• Mr. NYE asked 'him, what flag those
ships sailed under f
Mr. WHYTE. admitted they sailed un
der a foreign flag.
THAYER",was in favor of taking
PA the bill. He liked at least the object
of it;lo'take (Am mail carrying business
[-twin foreign vessels. _ ,
Mr. SUMNER - said his course in may&
to the proposed line of Americairsteam,
ships would his determined by the degree (
in which it wonldnheapen ocean postage.
Tbe motion was still under discussion
at the expiration of :the morning hour.
Mr. SHERMAN' moved tb resume the
consideration of the curreney bill.
On motion of Mr. TRUMBULL,' Wed
nesday WAS set apart for the considers:
Lion of the bill to reorganize the Judicial
system of the . United States. .
Mr. MORTON then addressed the Sen
ate on the bill in relation to the public
debt and currency.
Mr. WILLIAMS folktured in advocacy
of his amendment, providing that not
more than 12,000,0011 corrency shall be
converted n any ono month. The Sena
tor frold I ndiana' (Mr. Morton)" had at
, tacked with equal vehemence the orig
inal bill and its defects. and the amend- ,
meat - designed to remedy those de
facts. That 'Senator seemed determined
to oppose every'proposition coming from
any member of the Firnmee Committee,
withont_regard merith.' It was well
known he (Mr. Morton) had;a pet
theory upcin -the hubject of finance,
and he appeared to think if impossible
any one bat himself could ,suggest any
thing 'valuable' in relation to it, unless
the Atiggestion , harmonized with his
theory. The Senator from Indiana had
argued, and attempted to show from the
history of England, that - the wrist dis
astrous results must follow front any
considerable contraction; but 'twee easy
to demonatrate that his ownled of re-'
gumption of specie payments, If adopted,
would 'produce a more violent 'eantrac.
lion than would be brought aboutpy any
other plan yet proposed. The proposi
tion of the Senator was, that the Oovern
merit should hoard- up in -tile Veasury •
all the gold it Abell receive, except what
is used for interest on the,publip debt,.
`for two andlt half Years, and thearesunpr
specie payments,: :Tbto gold being thus
withdrawn and .hoarded...ot Somme it j
would be most violeptly, contracted. The
greenback cttireneYwouldbe contracted
and - houttled hkaitoJher way._ 43360
ing ten thousand dellars in greenback's,
worth to-day only seven t honsanddollam'
in gold, would, upon the adoption °Mho
plan of thclentstor tent lildittniai
draw it from birefilaticid ti heard ,
his safe, having the guaranty of the * 0
I that at : the end of two and, a half yo
thitt.aainni: thonsatut dollars Yietdd - be
worth ten thousand dollars. This Would '
be the inevitable result, because no Ipian ,
would :take , the, risk,„,of ordinary. but&
nets when 47 he could so profitably 'heard •
. Mr. Williams went on to defend'
scheme of the FinanottOommittee, which,
wittvhis amendment,- would_ be. thebest
and safest way yet suggestetit to tiring
about Whitten, parties profettaed to desire, '1
resumption of specie payment.
Mr. SHERMAN opposed Mr.:Wats'
amendment, because he thought t I
would arise a dilliaultv.44l determining
what parties should ' e entitled to pref
erence in the conversion of greenba'cks
into bonds, when the Amount to be so
converted was limited to $2,000,000 a
Mr. WILLIAMS said the
be, first come first served.,
Mr. SHERMAN replied,
ing to that rule, a wan in
Treasury Department could get served
first every month, ' •
Mr. WILSON thought the difficulty
suggnsted a very slight one, compared
with the great difficulty and injury that
would arise from rapid contraction.
Mr. MORTON Aid th amendment of
the Senator from repo
(I (Mr. Williams,)
wa.s'no better tha • the f
provision In the
original bill, cans it proposed to
limit, the amount of c ntraction to .$2,-
000,WQ a month. But e was opposed to
all Contractions as un lled for, unneces
sary and utterly useless.
Mr. PESSENDEN thought it would be
no wiser to authorizethe Secretary of the
Treasury to issue boads in .exchange for
greenbacks, and leave the time and
amount of the issue to hia discretion,
than to compel him to make issue in any
amount and at a time fixed by Congress.
The Senate then voted on the first
clause of the amendment offered, by Mr.
Williams, limiting the amount of con
versions to $2,060,000,1 all the Senators
present voting In the negative except
Messrs. Bnokalew, Cattail, Davis, Dixon,
Hendricks, Howe, Ross, Patterson,
(Tenn.) - And Williams.
Then, at four o'clock, the Senate took a
recess until past seven.
Evening Seeeion.—The Senate re-assem
bled at seven o'cicick, and resumed the
consideration of .the River and Harbor
The appropriation for removing ob.
slttructions in the East River, at Hell
Gate and other places, were reduced to
6,000. - •
One, of the amendments reported by
the Committee was to strike out the ap
propriation of $450,000 toward cornplet
lug the Louisville and Portland Canal.
Thenppropriation to be made upon the
condition that Kentucky relinquish her
claim upon the Canal to t.e General,
While the amendment was -till pen&
ing Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF.. REPRESENT . TINES.
After some unimportant bu iness, Mr.
PIKE, from Naval Committee, reported a
bill to pay Commander John A. Wins
low and officers and crew of Lthe United
States steamer Kearsage *190.000 to be
distributed as prize money, being the
estimated value of the re 1 piratical
vessel Alabama, destroyed b the Rear
sage on the 19th of June, 1864
Ater some discussion, nd the inser
tion of a proviso that no o ey should
be, paid to the assignee any mariner
einUtled to a share, but only to the mar
iner himself, his wife or children, the
bill was passed-85 yeas. 25 nays.
Mr. BOUTWELL, from Committee on
' Reconstructian, reported a bill to pro
' vide for the organization of a Provisional
Government for the State of Mississippi.
Ordered printed and re-committed.
The bill is as follows:
.A. bill to provide for the organization
ors provisional government for the state
Be it enacted, dc., That for the better
security orpersons and property In. Mis
sitsslppi, the ConsittutionaliConvention of
said State, heretofore elected under and•
to pursuance of an act of Congress passed
March 2d, 1867, entitled an act for the
more efficient government of rebel
States. and several acts of Congress sup
plementary thereel and arnendapary
thereto, Is . hereby authorized to assemble
forthwith, upon the call of tbe President
thereof, and in cam of his 'failure for
thirty days to summon'said Convention,
then the Commanding General of the
Fourth Military District is hereby au
thorize/4'4nd required by proclamation to
summon said Convention to assemble
aLthe etspltal of said State, and said Con
vended ageft - bavti fusd ts bomb author
ized to exercise the following " • -
addition to, the powers now authorized
by law, to wit : To appoint a Provisional
Governor; to make removals and ap
pointmenta of all State,• minty, town- '
ship and other officers of the provisional
government of said Aitattg to authorize
the Provisional Governor of salii State to
remove and aPpoint registers and judges;
of elections undet said acts of Congress;
to submit to the people of said State the
Constitution 'heretofore framed by said
Convention, either with, or without
amendments; to provide ordinances for
holding all elections authorized by said
arts of Congress, foraiscertalping and de
,claring the result of 'grid elections,
and &specially of any election which
may be held for the ratification or rejec
tion of any Constitution which said Con
vention may submit to the people. of said
State; to exempt from attachment or sale
on exemption for debt household proper
ty, agricultural and mechanical imple
menus and tools, not exceeding luvalue
the sum of five hundred dollars in any
one case, and to pass snob lordinancea,
not inconsistent with the Csanstitution
'and; laws of the United States, as it may
deem necessary to protect all persons in
their lives,-liberty and property; provi
ded, that said Convention shall not, Isola
tinurs in session more than, thirty days,
' nor allow the members thereof morethan
five dollars each per day as comnensa
than, nor more' than ten cents Permile for
traveling, to and from the plade of meet-
I n g. _
• ! , :leo2. Tho several ordinances' which
may be passed 'by the' Constitutional
Convention of said State, as herein pro-
Ithiedi shall be in fbrce s in said State an
til, disapproved by Cohgress, or 'until
'Mississippi shall have adopted a Consti
tmtlon of State govensruerif; and the
tome shall have been approved by Con
gress; provided' that nothing in this act
contained 'shall deprive:my persons or
trial by jury in the courts of said States,
for offences` against , the laws of!. said •
State. ' ' • • ,
ELISo. S. The military • commanders in
the cities of said Slate 'shall give aid to
the officers of the Drovimonal govern
ment of said State in presierving peace
and AnfOrcing the' laws, and' especially)
In `UnPpressing unlawful - obstructions
and'forelble resistaneeto the ozeoutiod '
of the laws. ', ~,
Sim. 4.. The said ProvisionaL Gov
ernor may, after the ,ftdiour p 4iont - of
said Convention, remove from oitioe o .lll.l
said State any, person ,holding office
therein add appoint a succesaor, in his
stead, and may also fill all vacancies
that may oceur by death, resignation, or
otherwise, subject, however, to:the:order
and direction of the' President of the
United States, and the President of the
United States may at any, limp remaye
said Peovlsional Gorernor and appoint a
successor in his stead, .
Sao. 0. Any person who shall by
threats, intimidation, fraud or force at
tempt to prevent any citizens of Missi&
sippi froth voting, who may bo entitled
to vote, shall be deemed guilty city a was
deernor, and upon conviction shall be
punished by a flee of not lose than one
hundred nor more than ono thousand
dollars, or by imprisonmout for not less
13 - 11. WARY 13, lbb9
thin thirty days nor more than two
years, in the discretion of the Court.
ScE. 6. The Courts of the United
States and of said State shall have con
current jurisdictiou -of cases arising
under the sth section of this act.
SEC. 8. The poll tax levied hi anyone
sear upon any citizen of Mississippi shall
not exceed one dollar and fifty cents, and
all laws In said State for the collection of
taxes and debts shall be uniform, and
every citizen shall be entitled to all ex
emptions and immunities in this respect
of the most favored citizens or class of
. The House then resumed the consider
ation of Mr. Butler's privileged res
olution, protesting against the manner
of the procedure and orders of the Presi
dent of the Senate pro tern. Mr. Dawes, of
Massachusetts, occupied the Chair as
Speaker pro tent
Mr. BUTLER concluded his remarks,
commenced yesterday, in advocacy of the
Mr. WOODBBIDGE argued that in
counting the Electoral votes, the House
was was not a mere cypher, but had
rights to sustain and duties to perform,
and that the decision of the presiding of
ficer was correct in ordering the tellers
to proceed with the count.
Mr. LOGAN said he should not at
tempt to go over the questions discussed
by the various gentlemen who had pre
ceded him. He was in favor of having
the rule governing the count of Electoral
votes made clear and distinct. 'He was
opposed to the adoption of the resolution,
because he held there was no intentional
violation of the rule on the part of the
presiding officer. ,He agreed with Mr.
Woodbridge, that the error committed
by the presiding offieer was in receiving
the objections of the gentleman from
,Massachusetts, in the first place. He
viduld not vote for any resolution that
would contain the slightest sting or re
flection on the brave and patriotic Sena.
tor from Ohio, and he purposed submit
ting a resolution to lay it on the table. So
far as the conduct, which had been char
arterized as disgraceful, was concerned,
he had naught to say. He was sorry to
witness the scene. It was an exciting
moment. There might be some excuse
for the conduct that- was witnessed. He
did not participate in it, nor did he"riym
pathize with either side then or tnow.
Who is it that the House was asked to
icensure? A man sixty-nine years Of age,
'presiding officer of the Senate, the pre
siding officer of the Joint Convention—a
man who has been tvrenty years in har
ness—a man who stood in the vangtiard,
the old Captain of the Legion of -Lib
erty, on whose head Heaven has show
ered its boqoets of sunshine, who
stands as the great living monument - of
this great age. The House was asked to
inflict's stingpri him, because he had ac
cidentally done wron.r. Were members
ready to do , that? Were they ready to
assign to ignominy a man who had been
born a patriot, lived a.patriot, and would
die a patriot? Nothing would give him
greater satisfaction than to have that re
solution withdrawn. He did not believe
there was a man in the House who could
put his hand on Ms heart and say' that
he was ready to censure Ben. Wade,. in
the idea that he had acted from any im
Mr.BUTLER—I never did say that
I never shall.
Mr. LOGAN—Hence I say, I should
prefer to see the tesolution withdrawn.
Mr. BUTLER--I never have believed,
and Ido not now, that Ben Wade ever
meant to do, or ever had done, an inten
tional wrong; but - do believe the privil
eges of the House have lieen invaded;
That question has been discussed. It is
1 , necessary 'to have legislation, so this
will'never happen again. Walyin_g all
Isskl6 , -4timiulop t s and with a distinct
enunciation that . Illaterirr.9eneur,ed
'Ben Wade, Or meant to,for ,anyintan..
tional wrong of h
his,ut that his act, act;
ing,ander the Senate's, or whatever luau.:
ence be was, was au invasion 'of the prit•
ileges,of the House. lam ready to with
'draw the roSolution, and accept a substi
tute 'suggested, by the gentleman from
New York. (Mr. Kelsey.)
' Mr. Kelsey's amendment read as fol
lows : ' •
• Resolved, That the. subject of the
anacndment of the joint rules governing
the Convention of the two Houses for
counting the Electoral votes for President
and Vice President, be referred to a se.
iect committeo of five, with power to re.-
port by bill or otherwise.
Messrs. Pruyn and Mallen had other
substitutes which they desired to'offer '
but Mr. Logan declined to yield for that
Mr. FARNSWORTH raised theqztes.
tion of order, that the substitute
present privileged. 'queskion, and was
not germe3n to the
Speaker DANES Ciiv.rrulect the point
of order. ' • -
Mr: FARNSWORTFI appealed from
the decision of the - Chair.
Mr. KELLY 'moved to lay the appeal
on the table. Agreed to—yeas ~151,
nava 30. . •
Mr. Isi:94.N E resuming ,his reniirks,
ital 4 a longe r
s Oiseussion of 'the subject,
'listuld . keep up a disturbing element In
the House. He hid concluded that the
'discussion and' the- excitement should
cease. • He believed .that the proper way
to arrive at that result was to have the'
resolution and amendment laid on ,
the table. A resolution , might then be
offered and referred to a committee, dial
connected entirely.with the idea ,of,cen
suro, but looking merely :to an amend
,ment of the rule governing the counting
of the . Electoral votes. He therefore
moved • to lay the whole subject on the
table. ' • •
`The motion was agreedlo—yeas 130,
nays 65, as follows:
Yeas—Messrs. Allison, Ames, Ashley.
[Obi%] Baker Barnes,. _Barnum, Beal
manißeatty, Beck, Benjainin, 13ingharn,
Blaine , Betien Boyden, Boyer, : Broom
allt Auckland: Buckley, Burr, Butler,
[Tennessee,] Cake, Cattle, Cary, Chan
ler, ,Chttrohill, Clark, [[Ohio;]; Cobb, CO-
Oriritell; Dawes, Hewes, 'Dickson, •
Drikery, 'Dodge, .likkleyi - AlNgletiton,:
lot,l (Arkausas,) Farnsworth, Perry.
Perris, Garfield, Geta, Glassbtertner,'
Griswold, Halsey,. Haughey, Hawkins,
Heaton i 'Holman, HoopercAtinkins,
Hotchkiss, Hubbard, [formec i Jinibuid,
Jonokes, Johnson, Jonce, eith 'Oath
lima Judd, Kelly, . Se legs, Hari,
Ketchum, Kitchen, Knott,•Hoonts, Laf
lin, Lash, Lawrence. • [Pennsylvania,]
Lawrence, [Ohio,] LtricOln, - Logan;
Loughrldge, Mallory, alarvin;
thy, McCormick, Miller,' Moorhead,
Newshali, Niblaak, Nicholson,
Norris, Nuun, Orth, Paine, Per-i
ham, Peter% Pettis, Phelps:Pile, Plants,
Poland, Paleley, Pomeroy, Prince,Pruyn,
Rindati, Baum, Robertson, Sawyer, See
field, Shiglabarger, Suilth, Spalding,
Starkweather, Stewart, Stokes, Stone,
Taylor. • Thomas, Twitchell, ;Upson, Van
Aern , m, Van Anken, Van Horn, (N.-Y.,
Van Trump, Washburne, (Wis.,) Wash.
burn: , , (Mass..) Wilson, (lowa,) Wilson
(mio,) Woodbridge, Woodward, Wood
and. Speaker. -
Says—Me.srs. Archer, Ashley, (Nev.,)
Axteil, Baldwin, Banks, Benton, Bout
well, Bromwell, Butler, (Mass.,) Clark,
(Ks.,) Clift,Corley,Cullom, Dickey, Don-
Deily, Driggs, Eta, Eldridge, -Eliot,
(Mass.,) Fields, Goliaday, Goss, Gove,
tirover, Haight, Hamilton, Higbv, In
gersoll, Jones, (Kv.,) Julian, Kelsey,
Lynch, Marshall, Maynard, M'Kee, Mul
lins, Marion, Pierce, Pike, Prince, ROSS,
Roots, Schenck, Shanks, Stevens, Mover,
Sypher, Taffe, Trimble, (Tenn.,) Trow
br,dge,- Van Horn, (M 0.,) Van
Ward, Washburne, nd.,) and Whitte
A motion was made to reconsider
and laid on the table, which closes the
The next business taken up was the
bill to authorize the 'building of a mail
and postal railroad from Washington
to New York, the question being on its
passage, The bill passed—yeas, DO:
Yeas.-3fessrs. Ashley, (Neti.,) 'Ash
ley, (0..) Banks, Barnes, Beatty., Ben
man, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Blair,
Boutwell, Bromwell, Bncklaud, Buck
ley, Cake, Collis, Clark, (Kansita,)
I Cobb, Coburn, Corley, Cm i nell, CoToft,
Cullom, Dawes, Dockery, Donnelly,
Driggs, Dickey, Edwards, Ela, Elio),
(Mass.,) Eliot, (Ark. ( ) Farnsworth,
Ferry. Fields, French, Garfield,:Goal,
Hamilton, Haughey, Heaton. Rigby,
Hawkins, Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Jencks,
Jones, (N. 0.,) Judd, Julian e lKelsey,
Lash, Lawrence, (Pa.,) Lawrence, (04)
Logan,Lynch, Mallory, McCarthy, Mc-
Kee, iller, Moorhead, Morrill, Mullins,
Newcomb, Norris, Nunn, Orth, Paine,
Plants, Perham, Pettis, Prince, Pike
Pile, Polaley,Reum, Sawyer, Schofield:
S hanks Shellabarger , Eiterkwecither.
Stokes,Stoner, Sypher, Trimble; Uwe-
Van Horn, (M 0.,) Vidal; Ward, Wash
borne, (Wis..) Washburne,"(Thd.,) Wel
ker. Williams, (Pa.,) (Ind:;)
dom. • -
17aysL-Pdessre. Archer - A.xtell,..Baker,
Baldwin,Barnum, Beck, Ben m jaMln,
B oyer, Broomall, Burr, Butler (Mass.,)
Cary, Chanler, Dawes, Eldridge, Gets,
Galladay, Grover, Haight, rfalsey,,Haiv
labs, Holman, Hubbard, (W.Va.,) iftgl
ter, Jones,(Ky.,) Kelley, - Kitchen,
Knott. - Lain Marshall, Marvin, May
nard, McCormick, Moore, Niblack, Nich
olson,. O'Neil, Phelps, Poland, 'Price.,
'Pruyn, Randall, Robertson. Ross, Stone,
Taylor, Thoreas, Tsvitchell, Van Anken,
Van Trump, Washburne, (Mass.,) Wood
bridge and Woodward. • ;
' Messrs. Cook, Pomeroy, Dickey and
Pettis, who were in favor of 'the bill,
,were paired olf with Messrs. Kerr,Sit
greaves, Myers and Hill, who were 'ap
posed to it.
Mr. WOOD moved to amend the. title
by making it read Bill to deprive the States of their constitutionaljurisdic
tion over State territorv, and to take
control of the Railroad interes • tits
Mr. PRUYN asked leave to offer the
folloWing : • • .
Besolved, That in view of the question
which arose on tile late counting off, she
votes for President and Vice President of
the United States, it be referred to the
Committee on Revision of LAWS, to In
quire into the expediency of such legle;
lation as may be necessary in such eases,
and also to provide that the Attorney
General prepare and forward to the Gov- -
enors of the several States proper,-
forms which may be used by Electore of
President and Vice President in the,..dlit
charge of the duties which devolye,upon
thehi by law.
•Objected to. by Mr. BENJAMIN; Of.
The Horse then haltriasifdtir, 'took
a recess until•half past seven',larifia*,
lug session to be exclusively for the. non- ,
sideration of the tax hill.
Evening Seasion—:The House met at.7:30,
in Committee of the Whole, Mr: Seim
field in the.chair, and resumed the eon
sideration of the amendments reported
from the Committee of Ways and Means,
to the Internal Revenue bill..
The proposition giving the appoint
ment of alit subordinates to the clop3wis
stoner of internal Revenue, instead of
the Secretary of the Treasury, was agreed
to, with the Understanding that if the
HouSe refuse to erect the Internal Reve
nue Bureau into a separate department,
the amendmentwould be struck ont.
Varlotiti formal amendments were pro-
posed tiy Mr. SCHENCK and agreed to.
Section 5i was amended by makingl n
thesp.rial tax on distillers tvto bun
doliars• alyear, where they produce ; fifty
barrels or less, instead of four hundred
dollars on distillers producing one hun
dred .barrels, with four dollars forAutch
additional barre4,also, by modifying' it
so that a' distiller who re-distills so as to
refine shall not have to pay tax as arrec-
Oiler, and that all compounders, of
uors shall be treated as rectifiers.',
Theaerrioneluded the amendments of
the Committee of Ways and , Means to
the whisky sections.
Mr:MAYNARD moved to make the
special tax on distilleries, referred to in
the: nrecedingvaragrapb, one, hundred
dollars a year• on distillers produding
tivetity-five birrels or less.
SCHENCK opposed the amend;
ment. - - •
After about an hour's } discussion as to
the policy or irnpolley of crushing out
small dietillerlds, and particularly such
as distil from apples, peaches and grepes;
the amendment was adopted. ~
'Section 58, - referring to distilled spirits
in bonded warehouses, was;' on motion
of Mr . SCHENCK, amended by requir
ing withdrawal on or before the 20th or
April,- 1889. • '
• taro KEI4I4Y moved to amend by ex
tending- the time; to the 20th of April,
1870, and spoke in ekplanation'and'adtro
caev of this. amendment: '
Messrs, BECK and COVOD,E *Aso spike
MIN-sts.'SCIIENCKend ALLISON op.
tommti l i) ;
Vote being tiiken there was no quorum
and the amendment was temporarily
The Ckmunittee rose and the House 14-
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patch from Jefferson, Texas, reports the'
steamer Nellie Stevens destroyed by r fire
in Caddo Lake, Red river. , Thuiro ll.
night, and sixty-three lives lost; among
them W. A. Broadwell, T. L. Lyon And
his son Frank, of New Orleans. -Forty
three'survived and were taken to Jeffer
son in the steamer Dixie. The stearaboat
and cargowere a total loss.