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VOLUME ~:I LXXXIV.
7E . ,01:T8 , ,NG
210111111MationS by the President
--00111111"IllatiOntaby the Senate
kiiiitAt.nisai o r .
' 'fle 2 dOkertfie'', -
lay Telegraptif,to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
Wasaraccrois, March 26,1889.
The den :'this iifterniOn.nemina
ted to the Senate Geo. G. Sims as Associ
ate Judgeof Montana; Aubrey H. Smith,
United States Attorney for the Eastern
: . " - Dittrlet.Of. Penneylyania; Thomas Steel,
Snrceyor ,of Customs for Pittsburgh,
Penniyivania; Wm. KiPaci, Collector of
Customs for Alaska.
• The rtuth of parties to the appoNitnient
office of the Treasury is so great that an
'•order Will be issued excluding aPplicanta
for office until after each day's mail la
• ;read: • • •
judge Fisher, of the Stibreme Caurt
of this Diihiqk accompanying a delega
tloiffrotn Delaware, called on Secretary
Boutorell this morning. • ,
• • THE 'WHITE HOUSE:
There --Were not as, resw=•.vialtora as
usual at the Executive mansion' to;day.
Before the Cabinet •meeting Judge
Svrayne, of the Supreme • Court •of the
United.Statecf; Hon. W. B. Allison, of
Pennsylvania Senators Morton,Yates,
-Canieron and ben. Logan,hod inerylewa
with theffivaidfint: • •
DISOkARGE OF animist: ! 'ORDERED.
By direclionof the President the com
manding officers of the following named
-arsenals end wf• thetthitoryiActidemy
will once -*educe the: uturiber, of en
- Dated-men ofthe-OrdruincoDeputinent
-there; and grant s dia4argea, to mien
I whosetkirvioes are dMpfkked with.; Ara
der this 'order Alleghatir iiasenalt will
discharge fifty men, Watervleit Arsenal
fifty men, Charleston twenty- men, Indi
anapolis twenty - nee; Columbus twenty
five men, Fortreas Monroe twenty-five
men, Augusta twenty-five men, Van
<ty men, Detroit
fifteen men,West Point Academy ten
- men, Pikevile five men, Champlain five
'Wants; Swims' CONSTEYED:
This evening the Senate confirmed the
, - following floral:unions: Commander Cal
--boun to be Captain of the Navy; Lieut.
•Commandere Cartientertind -Kirkland to
be COmmanders; W". K. MC:Sherry and
' A. C. Kelton to be Second Lieutenants of
the Marine Corps; Reade W. Smith, Sec
ond Assistant Postmaster General; Moses
H. Grinnell, Collector of Customs for
New York; Alonzo B. Cornell, Surveyor
for New York; K. E. Merritt; Naval Of
ficer for New York; Pendleton G. Walt
.inotigh. collector. of 'Customs for' Wass
. chusetts; J. H., Wilson, Collector of Cus
toms at Puget Sound; A. 'Babson,
Collector of Customs for Gloucester, Mas
Assessors of Internal Revenue: Joshua
Thorne,' Fifth . District Mcc:. D. - H. Stan
ton, Seventeenth District of N. Y.; W. S.
Stockier, Second District, Pa.
. Collectors of Internal Revenue: L. N.
Coy; First District, Ark.; Jos. A. Cooper,
Second District, Tenn.; John. Mollurg,
Second District, N.Y.;SamneL.T.Rogers,
Seventeenth Districti.l l 34 Joseph L.
Smith Second District, Miss.; R. M.
Smith, Third District, Md.; Thom. E. Me.
Cracker!.-Sixth' DiStrlot, - Io*a; Isaac; J.
Young, FourtbDistriet, N. C.
Deputy Postmasters :. Samuel L. Day,
. Paxton, Ills.; Christian Bidaman, Can
ton, Thos. B. Kelley, Dugwt3,
•G eo. W. Mills, Fetersburg, TIT Jno.
Cirr, Georgetown,' Colorado; H. P. Ben
nett, Denver, Cal.; Wm. T. Ward, Susan.'
ville*Cala.;,lL L.,tiltrnt, 'Sonora, CaL; D.
F.. Brdatlinger , Louisiana, 'Mo.; Miss
Marian Champlin, Waterloo, Iowa; J. D.
Buckholder, :Fort • Diego., Iowa; Miss
Asok)on, r Teal.;
H. B. .Cropeter, Shelbyville, Ken
tucky; John M. Stockton, Idaryaville,
Ky; Joseph B. Brown, Garrytown, h.
Y; W. W. Perkins, Baldwinville, N. Y;
B.r.,Hl s Yler. Uttica, Ind: L. F.. Johnson;
Cattibildge City, Ind; Wm. A. Hooral,
~l .W ashlngton, Ind; G. W. Dnnlantu,
:Franklin. Ind; A. C. Houghton, Welling.;
W.4Collins, pnhoctoirs, par
S10411b; Canton. Miss: Curtis 'Gale, -
Ccimintf, Micli.t E. W. -; Miiske
gam, Mich.; jffenry E. Luddoth, Darling
kon, ,Wia.; AlberiO. HatchaNindaurtN't.l
John RiDotsionMiainixollie, Pa.; Chas.
T. Nsyles, Troy, Penn.; Philip Hosrr,
Buchanan, Penn.; L. M. Price, Cheater,
Penn.; Sarver -Biker, Genesee, N.
Y 4 - N. G. .13mith;_Flemington,_ N. J.;
J. IXCreioniminger;lll. Bark, N. J.;
James Frininins. , Bordentown N. J.;
- Richard 11. Fountain, Misawfika, Ind.;
J. G. MoPtieters, • Ind.;
;. Seyinour, Thos.
4:1 0 . 'nor , Council Bltiff4 l lowa; F. M.
. ~ lowa; .inllus WaiX
bla,'Texato N.ll3: 7 &iiioriaTOWtoo;litaas.;
Wirk.PjlasChniatikidiaN; ILA Shaffer.
Canton, - 0.; o:Btind;adumbia,Tenn4
Jno: O. Wind 0 1 . A.
Gaining; Hatkinsop, WIB, •
simi4Ertimn. - . 4
Ribrldiy p tcrds.V Ifeelenell
..to pays tine AVOna.inindred dollars and
:Inns for au assault On ;Semi r•Cinntnis.
:i r . ;OW t0 . .2 0 /14614 '
letbrmatitm, is reeelved to.night from
4isceokithle; l'slOssiee r thitt itoPresident" ,
Jnhtuton is out of dander' F.
• 'l' Xilan YI7<APPAIItarw, •
Presidentsnd 14 Ielega on frau
sipplans, .repreeentins the Coeservative
and Republican elements of'that state,
, plan tti-eniet, °prole' parties in has.
sluing viotld be — Tor COlagresyr
stitborize the Constitution •tobe Again
submitted to th 6 people, a separat e vote
to be taken on the estores °ldeated -to
13r . the Conservatives, and that in the
meantime the present Military corn.
"minder should control the State; •
PACIPIO usizsoar. Pito6'
Mail service has been extended on the
Central Paaillo Railroad to the 607th mile,
and the track laid to the 612111mi1e. : The
finlibed to , 00ea, who:llth°
r oad : meets jthe "Onion Posta° Railroad
• on the BLt section •
SENATE: Supplement to the
National Currency Act Dis
cussed, and Amendments Of
fered Rejected. ROUSE: Ten
itie..-of.;olDce = Reference
Senate Amendment to the
Repealing Bill Reconsidered
and the Amendment Non.
concurred in,' After HR Ani
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
WASIIITiGTON, March 26, 1869.
The bill extending the'. chartei of tie
City Of Washington was innsied.
Mr. HOWARD made an ineffectua
effort to have the joint resolution grant
ing the right - of way to the Memphis,
El Paso and Pacific Railroad referred to
the Pacific Railroad Committee.
Mr. HAMLIN introduced' a bill addi
tional to the acts concerning the govern
ment of the cities of Washington and
Georgetown; also, to establish a Probate
Chun in the District of Columbia. •
Mr. PATTERSON, a bill relating to
judicial privileges in the same.
Mr. ABBOTT, a bill to remove political
disabilities from certain persons.
The Pint resolution to- relieve actual
settlers upon certain landS - Arkansas
- Mr. WILLEY introduced a bill for the
relief - of Judge Taylor, of Virginia, from
The bill-to carry-140 effect theMeilein
claims treaty passed.
Mr. WILSON introduced a bill for the
protection of - soldiefe-• and their heirs
against claim' agents, which was referred
to Committes'on Military Affairs.
Mr. CEIANDLER introduced -a bill to
detach part of 'St. Paul from' the colloc
thin district of Minnesota and to annex
it to the collection district of Louisiana.
Referred to Committee on Commerce.
Mr. NYE introduced a bill providing
thatlhe construction of.penitentisries in
Territories abalLbe under the stipends !
ion_Pfthe Secretary of the Treasury in
stead of the Secretary of the Interior.
. Referred to Commitiee on Territories.
Also, a bill - to insure the completion of
.of the Washington.Momithent. Referred
:'to the Committeesin the District of Co
humble. The bill provides for the area
-tionof a body corporate, to consist of A.
T. Stewart, C. Vanderbilt, T.. C. Sher
-man, J.J. Coinbe, J. A. Ross, W. T.
Adams, J. M. Wiison, S. A. Sniith, Ch B.
Phillips and- Chas. B. Barton, under:the
:style of ' the • Waahington Idonninaut
- t nion, for-the purpose of: devoting-ways
and - raising means for the completion- of
the Washington' Montment, and for
thee% soden of tt similar one to the mem
ory of Abraham Lincoln.; --
Mr. HOWARD'aubtriitted an ameid
ment, intended, he proPased, as a sub
stitute for the House joint resolution to
protect the interests of the United States
in -the Union Pacific Railroad Company,
and for other purposes: The substitute
proiides 'that the stockholders of aidd
company, at a meeting, to be heid in
Washington. City on the 31st of March,
with power to adjourn from day to day,
shall elect a -Bcnird of Directors for-the
ensuing Sear; the stockholders arellso
authorized -to establish their geildsral
office at such place in the United States
they May select at such meeting; Pro
vhied the passage of.this resolution Shall
not confer any other rights upon the corn
' pany than to hold such election, to be
held in any manner to relinquish or
waive any rights ofthe,United states, to
take advantage of any act or neglect of
said company heretofore done or omit
ted. whereby the rights of the General'
Government have bean or may be preju
FESSENDEN made an• ineirective
effort to have the - Indian appropriation
The financial bill was then taken up.
Mr. KELLOGG withdrew his pending
amendment to- Mr. ,Wilson's amend
" Mr. WILSON modified his amendment
so' as to provide that whenever the
amount of United States notes and cir
culating notes of National . :Banits cow
bined shall be in:exeess 0f10.50,000,000,
the Secretary of the Treasury shall be
required to fund in 10-40 bonds; United
States notes do the mentor sash excess,
until the_ansolint of notes outstanding
shall beiefirlced to womo,ooo. Thisain
the plan 'prowled - 121 „tile amepdment
wouldielleve the South and West 'Avith•
outdoing at the same time injustice to
other - portions of the country,
wpttg dollio,bs'llo plan of the/ i pom
Mr. :CONIELING argued generally
against the bill pa illy calculated to meet
the financial requirements of the Coun
try, mad declaredfilmself opposed to any*
legisWifor.thiVA i esigetiors'of the bank.-
ing circulation in any part of the coun
try. He would consent, for instance,:
'to the :reduction, by aaingle dollar, otthp.
circulation which the state of New,York
had received, tinder an"arrangement
whereby tier oWtt baflks thee working
prosperously, were, 'whether wise r or
not he would tmt saystfompledont of ex
istence under the heel .of federal power.
.2dr.! WILSON de hird-prolKol
tion,a4d incidentally exp the opin •
ion that the preterit Shawls! condition
of the country was. very aatbdadmr; and
that • the national debt would soon ,be
madeirvery tight- bttrlbm-by-theispld:
develbt*llint efluitirmakrevenues, , •
.11ii.SA.WYER.mddl.it was.: quite evi
dent Congress W 0044 r.OKIF.OOoPPIt to
any expansion of the currency *Jr in , .
cruse of the interest bearing otr s tionft
• dttbioiolllttiTetio4lboiterdfOli tildoo
WU to be done to the States ha ' hoe!
fairititilrdeile" 4 erring
Altatnt,fli • el "prof _ 04 ituehm
Mr. WILLIAMSWILLIAg t
S main expressed s,
oppdalthitif. taillidziiii, intend . t
effect the National currency,e and
theivithdralnd of circulation from
tau States ,mvatud WIWI Finance 0 9 01 -
"znittei'Vradini p' I, bftloll btfiltne. Hp
moved } o alio,* k thq r e Mrc. ,
Mr. Wilson by fixing t 0 f t... 4
issue of circulating notes at throe bun-,
died and tat initemi; ,ofithreil hundred: : and_ fifty million dollars. and :b a r adding
a angnsa. directing the Secretary af :the
Treasury loam's - 1 , United Staten notes
a* O e said ten millions of circulating ' notes
• are .igieued., . . . -,
Mr. SHERMAN' denied that the bill
locosed any injustice to any portion of
I ' A f I %atlAtry. The New England Ststem
PITTSBURGH, SATURDAY, MAIICH . 27 1809:
would still have their full share; and one
of them (Rhode Island) would have a
great deal more than her share. Reob
also "to the iinendment of the
Senator from Massachusetts, (Mr.., Wil
son) and that of the Senator from Ore
gon, (Mr. Williams) because they ln
yolyeol the cpaeistion of the funding of
greenbacks, which , again implied the
rettink to specie payment -The bill re
ported by the Committee, however,
provided - simply for a redistribution of
the circulation to, meet temporarily the
requirements of the tnisiness of the coun
try, until Congress could mature: lind
adopt some' - general nieasure'of legisla
tion looking to the resumption of:specie
Mr. SPR A WITE denied-the statement
of Mr. Wilson,thet the countmand espec
ially New Enaliadaraa prosper:Mk -He
knew-the financial conditioner the-Man
ufacturers and operators in New England,
and be felt perfectly sum - if the Menu
facturar Should close their establith
manta, as they must soon dounlese their
btudnesa could be made mereproiltable,
in leas than two weeks after the sup
don the operatives would be thrown n
the charitable for support. He had der
his own charge nearly two thottiand
hands, and he knew that if the mills in
which they were employed should sus
pend work for two.weeks, the employers
of the town would have to take care of
the operatives. The idea of the Finance
Committee, that the South could be anti
plied with working ,capital. by forcibly
withdrawing the eliculatibn from the
East and sending it there, was fallactuns.
The capital sent to the South in that Way
would necessarily be in the hands of a
few men, and they would not invest it in
the South, for investments - there Wenln
be insecure; but would' take it to NeW
York and emulate with it. There was
but one. possibles , way of applying -the
South with capital, namely, by so legis
lating as to make capital cheap at
the points where it - .is localized, so it
will naturally seek investment else-
Mr. MORTON desired: the plan pro
posed would - be injustice to the
Eastern States, and said the amendment
offered by Mr. Wilson was substantially
a propoal that the Treasury should pay
out two and a half million dollars per
annum, in order that Near England
might be left in undisturbed enjoyment
of an unjustly large proportion of. bank
ing circulation. The amendment'lff the
Senator from' Massachusetts proposed
also a direct violation of the act to
strengthen the public credit. That law
distinctly pledged the country to the re
demption of greenbacks in ebin; but the
Senator from. Masaachnsetta proposed
to ftind them mlO4O bonds. •
Mr. WILSON said he would likiito see
all - the greenbacks funded, anti. denied
that the bill to strengthen the public
credit :would be violated by funding
1.4 01 4, '
Mr.IIpREILL saidliiii — drialinaliti of
the Committee on Finance had stated
when the lalllto stiengtheapubliecredit
was Under diactis,sion, that it was not de
signed tp prohibit the i• funding of the
Mr. Irst4ENDEN—Anybody can see
Mr. MORTON said he cojild riot' see it.
The language of the act contained a dis
tinct pledge that the greenbacks should
be redeemed in coin. •
Mr. FESSENDEN remarked that the
Senator from 'lndiana, (Mr. 'Morton,)
to be consistent, must be prepand to
agile thatlf Irsangatte a note to be
paid in coin: and the bolder of the note
afterwards expressed his willingness to
accept a bond instead, the debtor could
not honestly substitute the bond for the
coin, because of his Previous premise.
,Mr. MORTON said the Senator from
Maine's ilhastration did not state the
case fully. He had no doubt the holders
of greenbacks would gladly exchange
them for bonds.
ItINSENDENIIVirouId that' Vio.
late the pledgeln the..bill to strengthen
the public credit? k _
Mr. MORTON replied it would not.vt--
elate the pledge,to the inditidtud, bttt it
certainly would to the Government.
Several plans bad been proposed for the
redemption of the national obligations;
and Congress had finally fined uponthis
one, and bad solemnly; pledged the gov
ern me nt' tor thettedemptlckft of ;Use bl I
gationk inCbiding; gtOsublickicin
To give the'leiv" any" other construction
would:be making it.nonsense: • - •
Mr. FESSENDEN complained that the
Senator from Indiana had treated him
discourteouslY, in asserting that what he
had said was "nonsense ':.• TbaA was.not
proper language for se Senator to apply to
Mr. MORTON denied having made the
assettion. What he had min, was that
the construction which the Senat4r from
Maine wished to tint ..upon f the act to
strengthen the public credit would make
it nonsense. But evep if he- had said
what fhb Senator charged, he thought it
would•not have been more discourteous
than it was for the Senator from Maine to
say,whtin , •het (Mr. Morttm) alalidvo.
eating a pertain :flew, of the, law, that
anybody could see that tiler Otintrary waif
the correct view. He had for manyyearti
aihnird the Senator rpm Mstne; .. he
thought "Mat Senator = never'aPperir.. to ,
less advantage,than when lecturing the,
Senate, as he had - done in this case. ,
Mr, FESSENDEN—I beir the. Senator . „
when hti ?talks abootinitriltibring the .
Senstd,lniitunembbr thane fkr as any
. ~ of witie,,tiz-day ..Is,,pottoerned,fit
. , rtishOdllto'qlteC-Susie qilelf.
And I beg it to be understood, also, that,
he ir, 4Xlri ',he ;i3iitiltiel,Lbti,t Rudy a very- ,
small part of it. , . ~,...
.. - ,44,:id01g0N,--.Thatiff slap very true.
It doesjiotbecomeonegteven my aita,
In the Netattli . ‘RUPthWSenator will An
that In thia case lectured me tuk t
de;a iniablieh depot iliutaigisa.rf ~.('
Mr. MORTON,. speaking of the bill le
strengthen 'the publio'erdtlit,4rdd lilt halt
been carried throbgh tjqe Rouse b tou r
pletlitellis It '4hat %troop kW
would be redeemed in ooln, with at
)409: 1 4;itP0tb0 4 M, Ktt,'-M*k i r.; ' 01
Mr. IPREIRRINDIfOiudd the aeillimply
11 4 A4 1 1 1 4 4 *SlippOOFItIll&s
ome national ounations w - -at if
ea r lipatdw pra Me. The object a
m iiiiii neplY to mum
.the atatiqual c Amy that, the nation,
ixikluldXcep'fid Witbjhekiikie *mil ,
•not - be‘oheatod.l But there wastnotiged ' '
that the' paypientwoWd'he 'Modest an
particular - date: ~ ,T horefeire, if any '
IMO obliglititnutwerntresented . for pay. -
-:00 1 0 before,th,OZ Govethinent was. Pre
p yeti to pay in coin, and the .oreditors
oMiiootiid agree to accept something else in...
Aleut of coin, the pledge would not be
violated,• He had objection to increas.
nig the amount of interest to be Paid by
the Goverpment, provided the country
would gain nothing by doing so, and he
believed that it would gain greatly if the
greenbacks could all, be put into bonds
at five or els, per cent interest .
The amendment Offered by Mr. Will
iams to Mr. Wilson's 'amendment was
After Some further discussion, the
Senate, at 4:45, went into Executive
When the doors were opened, the Sen
ate took up the bill to aboliah the office of
Chief of Staff, and passed it, and then ad.
jonrued till Monday.
• HOUSE OPREPRESENTAITVES..
, , from the Committee on
Foreign Affairs, reported a joint resolu
tion declaring.the sympathy of the pea.
ple of the United *States With the people
of Cnba in their patriotic efforts to secure
independence and to establish a republi
can form of goveniment and guarantee
ing Personal liberty and the equal politi
cal rights of all people, and that Con
gress will:give its constitutional support
tothe President. of the United States,
whenever he may deem it expedient to
recognize tho independence and Boyer
eignty of such, republican government.
Recommitted and ordered printed.
Mr. HILL introduced a bill to amend
the act of 27th 'obi, 1868, to provide for"
anAmerican qine of steamships to Eu
rope. Referred to Postoflice Committee.
Mr. POMEROY introduced a bill to
protect therights of actual settlers on the
public domain. Referred to the Com
mittee on Public Lands.
Mr. DAWES, from Committee on Ap
propriations, reported a joint resolution
for • the transfer •of 178,000 from the
Treasury to the Government Printing .
Mr. MORGAN introduced ':a bill-regu
lating the date of commission in the ar
my. Referred to the Committee on Mil
Mr. BOYD introduced a bill granting
lands and the right of way to. the St.
James and Little Rock Railroad. Same
The House then priiceeded to the busi
ness of the morning hour, being the
call of Committees for private hills. t
After the morning hour, daring which
several private bills-were passed,
CESSNA, from.the Committee on
Eleutions, reported in the contested elec
tion case from the Twenty-first District
of Pennsylvania, that John Covode has
prima facie evidence of his right toil seat
pending the contest, and gave notice he
would calltp the report for action text
Mr. PAIIsTE, in behalf of four members
of minority in the same case, made a
report that the proclamation of the Gov
ernor and the other papers do not show
a prima/ads right in either claimant.
Mr. BURR,. on behalf of himself and
Mr. Randall, while concurring generally
in the views of the minority, submitted
-somespeolat 'dews, All-the reports-Were
ordered printed. • • k
Mr. RIMER, of Massachusetts, called
up the motion to reconsider the vote of
yesterday by which the Tenure•of-Ofßce
regeal bill was referred to the Judiciary
Cdffimittee, and suggested that there be
added to the House repealing bill an
additional section requiring the Presi
dent to return his nominations to Con
gress within thirty days of their being
Mr. WOOD--Does the gentleman from
Massachasetts retract his position of yes
terday on this question?
Mr. BUTLER—Not the least m the
Mr. WOOD—Well, sir, you knew, and
we know, that a Committee of Confer.
ence is designed as a Conitnittee of Com
promise, by which the rights' of the
House may be jeopardized and forfeited.
Mr. BUTLER—I ant not, going to ask
any Committee.of Conference., I assume
that the Senate will commit, In that _pro
position. lam sorr.y the gentleman from
,New York should have found it necessary
Ile ask whether I had changed my opin
fOn. lam not very likely to do so where
I have well considered it. ,
Mr. ELDRIDGE—We understood on
this side, yesterday, that it was the' de
sire of thegentleman from Massachusetts
that the matter should go to the Judiei-.
Mr. FARNSWORTH, (sarcastically,) —
Iregret that the friends of the President
haveSallen out. [Laughter.)
'Mr. BUTLER—I should be very glad to
have it go to the Judiciary "Committee;
but at the request of manygentlemen of
the House, wno think the bourse which
I propose N,vill•be -acceptable to all who
desire to 'preserve • the rights of the
House and the Integrity of the Constitu
tion on this subject, I propose to takethis
course and save time.
Mr. ELDAIDGE--The gentleman on
this aide_ of the house , desire that the Ju
diciary Committee may action the bill:
but they 'anstposed that the gentleman
from Massachusetts' himself desired it.
Mr.IIIITLER—I do; but the only act
that I 'would •deslre the .I.kimmittee to
take, would be the action which I have
;proposed I;loee the gentleman from
Wisconsindesirei to have it referred ?
14. ELDRIDGE--Certainly, that is
what 'we Voted tor yesterday. We de.
sire the action of,the Judiciary Commit.
tee on the' bill. '
Mr. BUTLER-1 think what rI • have
proposed is's better way- to meet the
wishes of the, gentleman from Wiscon.
sin, and thewishes of the House. : 4 . !
- ' Mr. GARFIF.LD—WiII the gentleman
front ManatcdulliCtta yield to me a mo.
Mr. It&ilitit—yes; air.
Mr. GA.RELEtbz,II the allied partiea
liaveiettled ail ' their matters of differ
ing,T dal.o tc:i ask 'a` question..; •r;
•-• Mr. BUTLER. , lintertuPtingy4.Btop li
rmentent, sir. I' did not yield for that.
II- Mr: GARFIELD—AU : ,•_ ,= -- ,'
) iMr;IICOODTOTiIe gentlema n : itottiOhlo
mtuitmuderatond we are on his aide. I .
-7- iii. -- ,LOGttE;-I.iionld may t o the,.,aeu ,
iteSitni ftom Plots 'and Ohlo (his.
Wottli kid Clailiald) that, theirla':
' n ak_lxlidi'lleAlkre ini worthy of
eliiheill matte frasee`alitr'lnelnua.
ti hiftitiont Resin ilibtence to this or
as othltionsatinri-40,:: •,, nol L.,,,,,..,,,: . „„
. ' .-}L'ABlifilWMTH—When i think.
Abets Icaturcnirmn toy 410114 1 1 Firatiti i be'
of 11‘37 1 1 9 tleilligirer .I4IP , nor:
MAI t X nos isugitha Priluf
mr tzt4.- •ww 0111 Z, lea% to o ' tliii
‘ ',ilendeihatis X Sri , not li?laatar% In the
geditral sooeptexteu" et tho'term. lal
-ways fltibtidt tO' bis Isotqedt With &Rood
trace, as Hid yesterday , b owever rough ,
hey MA" tk, and hosrever , uncomely as
comtag trod him. • .-, : - • •,,, , i ~. .-:
1 1 ,Mr. BUTLER,`- resuming the floor.
said—l do not :think this discussion so
valuable as to warrant me in yielding
any farther. Now let me say to the gen
tleman from Ohio. Mr. Oardeld, that 1
have as much right , to speak for the Re.
publican party as he has". lam as firm
an advocate of Republican principles as
he is. And when he undertakes to say
that I have allied myself with the pent
°crate, I want to say to him that, when
ever they or he are right on ; a question,
I am his or their, ally, and 'whenever be
or they are wrong on a, question, lam
not his or their ally. I will deal with'
them always on that proposition.
Zdr. GABFIELD-1 am willing tooon
cede that the gentleman from Massaohu
setts is always right, and that those who
differ_with him are always wrong.. All
that. I wished to ask him was whether he
intended to have any debate on the ques
tion. Those of us who are decidedly in
the wrong would like to show ourselves
in the wrong, and to put ourselves in the
wrong in the Globe.
Mr. /BUTLER-That's 'always so evi
dent that I do • not, tare 'for, any farther
exhibition in that direction. [Laugh
ter.] I will now yield to the gentleman
from Ohio, :How much time does the
gentleman want ? ,
'Mr. BINGHAM—AII the time I am en
titled to. I ask the favor Of the House,
independently of •the gentleman's leave.
Mr. FARNHAM—That's right.
Mr. BINGHAM—I do not understand
this thing,of farming out the floor in this
way. If the matter will bear discussion,
let it be discussed. I undertake to show
to the Howe, HI have liberty to be heard,
that the Senate amendment, about which
so much ado is made, does substantially
repeal everything in the Tenure-of-Offiee
act. • t
Mr. BUTLER—I belie offered courtesy
to the gentleman from Ohio. IBM sor
ry he does not recognizelt. _
Mr. BINGHAM—I recognize the cour
tesy of the , gentleman, but I ask as a
matter of justice, which rises above cour- -
teay, to be heard on this bill.
Mr. BLTLER—The gentleman willget
till the justice, and he will get„his due
when he gets justice. [Roars 'of laugh
Mr. NIBLACK said—Reference having
been made to the Democratic aide, it
would not be improper for him to define
his position on the question, and which
he belleyed to be the position of his asso
ciates. They had always opposed the Ten
ure-of. Office act. They believed that in
most of its provisions it was in conflict
with the o:institution. They believed it
was an assault on the Executive Depart
ment of, the Government, and that its
tendency was to weaken that branch of
the pudic service. Therefore, as a
matter of consistency, and as a mat
ter of principle, whenever the ques
tion of the repeal of that law
was proposed, they would vote for
the repeal. For himself, he should vote
for an unconditional repeal of the law.
Still, they'were in no hurry to do it, just
at this particular time. As the late Ad
ministration had to exist as best It could,
encumbered by the T.sunre-of-Office law,
they were iittinsourionuto4ase , how
the present Administratioa -would get
along hampered with it. Nevertheless,
they were willing to vote for the repeal
of the law,
under the lead of the gentle
man from Massachusetts, (Mr. Butler,)
under the lead of the gentleman from
Ohio, (Mr. Binghatn,) or under the lead
of anybody. He used to prefer, and
would generally prefer, to follow the lead
of the gentleman from Ohio in all oon
tests of this sort between him and the
gentleman from Massachusetts; ;but in
this particular instance the gentleman
from Ohio was not a proper leader for
the Democratic side of the House, and
they would therefore have to transfer
their allegiance, for the time being, to the
gentleman from Massachusetts. " Fie
hoped they were only doing so tempo
rarily. At all events, he (Mr. Niblack)
Mr. WOOD WARD said he never spoke
for the Democratic party on thid floor.
He only spoke for himself ana his con
stituents. He did not concur entirely in
all the gentleman from Indiana (Mr.
Niblack) had said in behalf of the Dem
ocratic party.- •
Mr. N)BLACK disavowed having spo
ken for the party.
Mr. WOODWARD went.on to say that
for one he was in a. hurry to get rid of
the Tenure-of-Office law. He had voted
against it last Congress, for. a reason
which would appear ridiculous to sonde
gentlemen, namely, that it was uncon
stitutional. He did not know whether
it was going to benefit or embarrass
President Grant; but he knew the act
was the same now as it had been then,
and he . was in favor of killing, not
'scorching it. If anybody doubted its
unconstitutionality, he would refer .him
to, the report of Senator Sprague's
speech in the Senate, where there
was a dbmonstration of its un-
I. as nearly absolute as
any moral proposition could be made.
He did not know whether Senator
Sprague originated the proposition or
not. It had been intimated he had not;'
but he did not care who originated. it.
Senator Sprague had produced ; it, and he
(Mr. Woodward) commended it to the
prayerful attention of the gentlemen
who-were conscientious abOta the viols
lotion of their oath to support the Con
stitution. :Atodording to politicalscienee,
in alltiMes and in all countries, the re
moval of executive officers was an •ex
ecutive trust. What did , he care
that a' parcel of Senators, animated by a
patriotic motive, or any other motive; '
came' tomtcher and declared the execu
tive power shall executed,by a branch
of the Legislature. He agreed with what
the geOtlenzumfionl: iisetts Oft'
Butler) said yeaterdaY; that the repeal of
thetTeuure-of.olllbe 'ad was the moat ao•
cerAble • Measure that ' Congrews • could
or" - the ple. • , was•thereifOre
as he peo ftad always . been, against elk
modification. • -of4 uncenatitsdlorial
measurei and in Avon of itaabsauteand
unoomiltional repeal. •••,-, •, „ •
Mr, BUTLER stated -the reason
he bad moved to reconsider the vote M. ,
.erringthis matter - the ;n_diolarY Coin
mine° Wai l That he Was airatd t could
trot be' got back to .`the 'Souse, Fait the,
ponituUes might riof be ended on ibt
ports. }levelled the pravierniqueliionc
• Tbelinuse rehmed to second the.
lions question, ilthati Democrats g
against aieircumetance to . ..whiol4
lintles.wied attention by Wang °lt ,
- PcounOilVv%mo the allies
Mr. B 6*a.,K then took tkin'ilßtsnd
madtan appecliln favOri 1:01P
OUrrtein t tho n petiate tonenani t,nn,
edit int the whole q uestion in 4
tutionai, 'legal an dpractical'
He`stated' it was perfectly manifhat t
an Unconditional repeal of the leetwas
impoildble. The Souse could not con
pel :the Senate to change its mind.
Mr. BUTLER—Can the Senate compel
Mr. BINGFIAM—I understand It can
mindut until the Senate shall change
1 1 _!
it is impossible to repeal the law
simply by an act of repeal. He went on
to argue the Senate amendment was a
substantial repeal of the Tenure-of-Office
act, in as far as that act fettered the
President. Therefore he desired the
House to emcur in it.
Mr..DAVIS argued against the Senate
amendment and in favor of an uncondi
tional repeal of the Tenure-of -Office law.
He regardel this as the most important
measure that would come before the
House at this or any future session. In
his judgment, the Senate, under the pre-'
text of laying downits power, had drawn;
to itself all the executive power of the'
nation. The Senate amendment substi
tuted for the constitutional executive of
of one head an 'executive of seventy
heads. He believed, as solemnly as he
believed anything, that the Tenure-of-
Office act was Utterly in dyad" with the
Const tution. The Senatehad, under the
Const tution -no executive power what
ever. The P resident could be impeached,
if he ppointed corrupt officers; but if the
Sena hould restore corrupt officers,
where was the remedy? Could it send,
the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Bingham)
to try the Senate as it, had sent him some
months since to try the President? Nto
The representatives of the people would
be in that case remediless and powerless.
The Executive would be powerless. and
there would be &iced in the Senate—un
impeachable, irresponsible, not to be
reached under the Constitution or laws
allthe executive power which the Con
stitution had declared that the President
shoW.d nap) care faithfully .to elecute.
. Mi. BINGHAM replied to the argu e -
meat, of Mr. Davis.
Mr. HOTCHKISS argned in favor of
he Senate amendment. - •
Mr. GARFIELD also supported the
Senate amendment, and reminded the
Republican side of the House that the
impeachment of. President Johnson was
based principally on ,the constitution
ality .of the Tenure-of-Office act. Stilt
he was in favor of removing, .the •moist
restrictive features of the law, and that
was what the Senate amendment pro
posed to do. The newspaper press had
facetiously divided the parties on this
question into iirepealeren and "suspend
ers."' He was neither a "repealer" nor a
"suspender . " He was a "mender." ,
Mr. HOAR inquired of Mr.. Garfield
whether he wanted any more' power for
the Senate than the Constitution gave it,
and whether it would not reclaitti &lithe;
power if the law were absolutely and
Mr. GARFIELD replied' that• the peo
ple had for seventy years slept on their
rights, • but, that finding, under the ad
ministration of Andrew Johnson, its
power was abused, had passed the Ten
ure-of Office law. He, should vote
against referring, against non-concur
rence and in favor of concurrence:
Mr. SCHENCK declared that, like his
colleague, (Mr. Garfield) he was neither
a' "repealer" nor a "ims'perider,"imt wai .
a "mender." - When - the bill Teptualirg
the Tenure.of-Office act was sprung upon
the lloase,lie had in his drawer a bill to
modify and amend it.
. Mr. BLAIR opposedthe Senate amend
ment,,and remaraed that by . the Tenure
of-01136:e act the Senate had ‘mi - itnredzin
entirely new poiver, and the , question
was whether the House would let that
power remain with the Senate. He was
utterly opposed to it. •
Mr. DAVIS again gained the floor and
made another argument 'against the Sen
ate amendment, declaring that under it
the President would come to be a sup
plicant at the throne.. of Senatorial
power; that it would be to the Executive
a 'constant source of embarrassment;
contests and strifes would ever disturb
his peace; and that. it would give to the
Senate a power which would not only be
depriving the President of his power,
but would be putting him constantly, on
trial before the Senate. ' -
Finally, at !lye o'clock, the'debate was
closed. • • : ' •
The vote on reference ~w ed reconsid
ered, and' the niotiOti of reference was
The queation,Vraa taken on concurring
in the Senate amendment, and the House
refused to concur by a vote 'of yea 70,
So the bill goes back to the Senate as a
simple repeal of the Tenrimof-Ofticeact:
The following is thei vote lit detail:
Yeas—Messrs. Ames, Armstrong, As
per Bailey, Beaman, Beatty, Benton,
Bingham, Bates, Burdett, Butler (Pa.).
Cessna, Churchill, Cobb, Coburn,Coate,s,
Dixon, Dockery, Donley, Duval, Fars.
worth, Ferris, Finkelnburg, Garfield,
Giltlllan, Hawley, Hill, Hooper, Hotch
kiss, Ingersoll, Jenakes, Kelley, Kelsey,
Ketchtun, Knapp, Lafiln, Lamb, Law
rence, Lynch, Maynard, McCarthy; Mc-
Grew .Mercur, Moore (0.),.M00re %(N.
J.), Packer, Poland, Pomeroy, Prosser,
Boots, Sanford, Sargent, Sailer,
Schenck, Schofield, 'Shit:are, Smith
(Tenn.), Smyth (Iowa)„:
Stoughton, Strickland, Taffee, Tilman,
Twitchwell, Ward, Walker, Wheder;
WilsOn:(lnd.), and Winans-70, '
:Nays—Mesars. Allison, Ambler, Arch
er. Axtell,- Banks; Beck, Blom, Bird;
Blair, Boyd, Brooks, .Briffington, Burr.
Butler,(Mass. )Calkin, Clark, Cleveland, Cobb, Cook, &ger, Crebbs Cullom, Dit-
Vie, Dawes, Dewees..Dickey. Dickinaon,
Dyer, Eldridge,Ferry, Fisher, Pox.
Getz, Galladay'riatrold, Height.
demen t , - Hatableton (Mt.) -Hawkins;
Hoyt, Heaton, Hong, Hoar, . Holman,
Hopkins,,..Tokulon, - Jones, (X. C.)loites.
'N.Y'. -Julhul, Kett Ktiott,',Legan,
loughridgw.;:Marehall•-;Megtinik - 17 .6 10 -
Creery, WeNeeely; Moffit, MoOre,
lidergen • 'ltliblack,-'o' ' O' Neill,
'Ortb,rPiu4kr t Paynevriarner,- , Ragam PhelPe,
' .veetP o 9..
,Shemiker, She dan, Shiorun, 'Strath..
'Ohio (Oregoti,) -Steventam,
Tyner, Tjpisp, ;Veit; Horn,. Van Tramp.
Wellis.! Whitentore. Wilkinson, Wil
Mr. Kerr Was' exertied from er
ttee for the reor.
service milhe Comm!
ganizatitm of the Civil service, rnd Mr.
Iffiblack appoltited bade P
I • The WEAKER called attention to the
N aptor pouiniurae Bppia4 In: the cot
tol, *Unit there
were several &width
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