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MacIntyre, Marshall, McClelland, McCormick, ! With the exception of those amendments the
Not Voting-Messrs. Adams, Barry, J. B. ment was concurred in-yeas 101; days not
the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, the ComMr. GARFIELD moved to reconsider the vote missioner of Indian Affairs, the Commissioner of and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. Agriculture, the Commissioner of Customs, the
The SPEAKER ruled that, having once been Auditors of the Treasury, the Commissioner of reconsidered, it could not be reconsidered again. the General Land Office, the Commissioner of
The SPEAKER desired to make this statement Pensions, and the Assistant Postmasters Genepersonal to himself: “The Chair now desires to ral, the superintendent of the money order sysmake a statement personal to himself. In read-tem, and the superintendent of foreign mails of ing the bill the Chair presumes the language of the Post Office Department, shall be $4,000 each this amendment would make the Speaker's sal. per annum. ary $10,000 for this Congress. The salary of the In this the Committee of the Whole recomSpeaker the last time the question of pay was mend concurrence, with an amendment inserting under consideration was adjusted to that of the after the words “ Assistant Secretaries” the Vice President and members of the Cabinet. The words “ Assistant Secretary of State and the Chair thinks that adjustment should not be dis- Examiner of Claims in the Department of turbed, and the question which he now raises State." does not affect the pay of other members of the The amendment as amended was concurred in House. He asks unanimous consent to put in -yeas 69; nays not counted. the word "hereafter,” to follow the words "shall Mr. GARFIELD moved to reconsider the varireceive." This will affect whoever shall be ous votes upon the amendments to this bill, and Speaker of the House of Representatives here- also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid after, and does not affect the Speaker of this upon the table. The latter motion was agreed to. House, but leaves him upon the same plane with Mr. GARFIELD moved a conference with the the Vice President and Cabinet officers upon the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two salary as before adjusted.".
Houses. Mr. RANDALL objected, but afterwards with Mr. Holman moved that the bill be laid upon drew the objection.
| the table, and called for the yeas and naye. The SPEAKER stated that “the Chair will in The yeas and nays were refused, and the inotion terline that amendment in the bill by unanimous disagreed to. consent."
The motion for a committee of conference was Mr. FARNSWORTH, after a pause, objected. then agreed to.
Mr. SPEAKER declared that the objection came Subsequently the SPEAKER announced as the too late.
conferees on the part of the House upon the Mr. FARNSWORTH insisted on his objection. disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the legis
The SPEAKER stated that unless the gentleman lative bill, Mr. GARFIELD of Ohio, Mr. B. F. appealed from the decision of the Chair the objec- BUTLER of Massachusetts, and Mr. RANDALL of tion would be regarded as having come too late. Pennsylvania.
Mr. ELDREDGE moved "to reconsider the vote by which the amendment was adopted, which
IN SENATE. the Speaker cannot make.”
1873, March 1-A message from the House The SPEAKER ruled the motion out of order, announced that the House had agreed to some one motion to reconsider having already been and disagreed to other amendments of the Senmade.
ate to the legislative, executive, and judicial Mr. FARNSWORTI appealed from the decision appropriation bill; that it had agreed to other of the Chair in ruling that his objection came amendments of the Senate to that bill with too late.
amendments; asked a conference on the disaMr. MAYNARD moved to lay the appeal on the greeing votes of the two Houses thereon, &c. sable. Agreed to.
Mr. MORRILL of Maine moved that the Senate Separate votes were asked for upon five differ-non-concur in the action of the House, and agree ont amendments to the bill-the House em to the conference asked. ployees' salary amendment being one of them. Subsequently the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the legislative appropriation per annum ; and such as now receive $1,440, bill-Mr. EDMUNDS calling for the reading of the the sum of $1,800 per annum; and such as now changes made by the House.
receive $3.60 per day, the sum of $1,800 each The amendment proposed by the House to the per annum. "That the salaries of all employes first Senate amendment, which was to strike out in the department of the Doorkeeper and the of the bill, on line 16, the word "and" and in- post office of the House and elsewhere about the bert“ $3,600," so that the clause will read “prin- House of Representatives be increased in the cipal clerk, $3,600,” was read. The House same ratio and for the same period as those in agreeing to that amendment with an amendment, the Clerk's department whose salaries are raised as follows:
by this act. That the Clerk of the Committee on Add to said amendment:
Patents and Private Land Claims and Commit That on and after the 4th day of March, A.D. tee on Commerce be paid $1,800 per annum. 1873, the President of the United States shall re- Mr. EDMUNDS moved to amend the amendceive for his services during the term for which ment of the House by striking out all after the he shall have been elected the sum of $50,000 increase of the salary of the President. Dis per annum in full for his services, to be paid | agreed to-yeas 20, nays 38: quarterly at the Treasury; the Vice President! YEAS-Messrs. Boreman, Buckingham, Cald of the United States shall also receive for his ser. well, Casserly, Chandler, Cole, Corbett, Cragin, vices during the term for which he shall have Edmunds, Frelinghuysen, Hamlin, Harlan, been elected the sum of $10,000 per annum in Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, full for his services, to be paid quarterly at the Pratt, Sherman, Thurman, Wilson, Wright-20. Treasury; and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Nays-Messrs. Ames, Bayard, Blair, Brown Court of the United States shall receive the sum of low, Cameron, Carpenter, Clayton, Conkling, $10,500 per annum; and the justices of the Su-Cooper, Davis, FENTON, Ferry of Michigan, Flanar preme Court of the United States shall receive gan, Gilbert, Goldthwaite, Hamilton of Marythe sum of $10,000 per annum each, to be paid land, HAMILTON of Texas, Hill, Kelly, Lewis, quarterly at the Treasury; the Secretary of Logan, Machen, Morton, Norwood, Nye, Pool, State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secre- Ramsey, Ransom, RICE, Robertson, Sawyer, tary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Sec- SCHURZ, Spencer, Stevenson, Stewart, TRUMBULL, retary of the Interior, the Attorney General, Vickers, West-38. and the Postmaster General shall receive $10,000 Mr. SHERMAN called for a separate vote on per annum each for their services; and each non-concurring in this House amendment. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, State, and Mr. MORTON moved to strike out so much of Interior Departments shall receive as annual that amendment as refers to Senators, Reprecompensation, to be paid quarterly, $6,500; and sentatives, and Delegates, but subsequently withthe Speaker of the House of Representatives drew the motion. shall hereafter receive compensation at the rate Mr. BUCKINGHAM moved to amend the House of $10,000 per annum; and Senators and Rep- amendment by inserting after the word “thereresentatives in Congress and Delegates from the for" in the provision for Senators, &c., the fob Territories admitted to a seat in Congress, in- lowing proviso: cluding Senators, Representatives, and Delegates “Provided, That the increase in the salaries of in the Forty-Second Congress, shall receive Senators, Members, and Delegates in Congress $6,500 per annum each; and this shall be in shall not take effect until on and after March 4, lieu of any other pay or any allowance for mil- | 1877." eage, newspapers, stationery; and the sum of Mr. BUCKINGHAM's amendment was disagreed $1,200,000, or so much thereof as may be neces-to. sary, is hereby appropriated therefor. And Mr. HILL moved to so amend the House there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to amendment as to fix the salaries of Senators, &c., make the annual salaries of such of the clerks at “$7,500" instead of “$6,500" per annum, in the office of the House of Representatives as but subsequently withdrew the motion. receive $2,500 and upward, (including the peti- Mr. EDMUNDS renewed Mr. Morton's motion tion clerk and printing clerk,) and not increased to strike out of the House amendment all that in this act, $3,000 each; and of such as receive relates to Senators, Representatives, and Delo $2,160, the sum of $2,500 each; and of such as gates. Disagreed to-yeas 24, nays 36: receive $1,800, the sum of $2,160 each ; and of YEAS—Messrs. Anthony, Boreman, Buckingthe clerks of the following committees, namely : ham, Casserly, Chandler, Cole, Corbett, Cragin, Claims, Judiciary, Public Lands, Military Af- Edmunds, Ferry of Michigan, Frelinghuysen, fairs, and Elections, $2,500 each; the Door- Hamilton of Maryland, Hamlin, Harlan, Howe, keeper of the House, $3,000; and additional Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, pay to the chief engineer, $360, (so as to equal. Pratt, SCHURZ, Sherman, Thurman, Windom, ize his pay with that of the chief engineer of Wright-24. the Senate,) and additional pay to the foreman NAYS—Messrs. Alcorn, Ames, Blair, Brownof laborers, $120 per annum. . And it is hereby low, Caldwell, Cameron, Carpenter, Clayton, provided that the increase of compensation to Conkling, Cooper, Davis, FENTON, Flanagan, Gilthe officers, clerks, and others in the employ of bert, Goldthwaite, HAMILTON of Texas, Hill, the Senate and House of Representatives shall Kelly, Lewis, Machen, Norwood, Nye,' Pool, apply to the present Congress, and a sum suffi- Ramsey, Ransom, RICE, Robertson, Sawyer, cient therefor is hereby appropriated. And the Spencer, Stevenson, Stewart, Stockton, TIPTON, messenger in charge of documents in the office TRUMBULL, Vickers, West-36. of the Clerk of the House, the sum of $2,1601 Mr. MORRILL of Maine moved to strike. out
all that part of the amendment which relates to John, Sutherland, Sypher, Taffe, C. R. Thomas, D. the clerks of the House of Representatives and Townsend, Turner, Tuthill, Twichell, Voorhees, House committees.
Waddell, Wakeman, Wallace, Whiteley, Williams The amendment was rejected.
of Indiana, Winchester, P. M. B. Young–103. Mr. EDMUNDS moved that the Senate concur Nays—Messrs. Ambler, Arthur, Barber, Barwith this House amendment.
num, Beatty, S. N. Bell, Bird, A. BLAIR, BuffinMr BAYARD moved to amend it by insertington, Burchard, F. Clarke, Coburn, Conger, Cot* judges of the Court of Claims, $8,000 per an-ton, Cox, Crebs, J. J. Davis, Dawes, Donnan, Dot, num.” Rejected-yeas 21, nays 31.
Dunnell, Eames, Ely, FARNSWORTH, Finkelnburg, The Senate refused to concur in the House W.D. Foster, Frye, GOODRICH, Hambleton, Handamendment-yeas 2, nays 55:
ley, J. B. Hawley, J. R. Hawley, Hay, G. W. Yeas—Messrs. Bayard, Stockton-2. Hazelton, Hereford, Hibbard, Hill, G F. Hoar,
Nays-Messrs. Alcorn, Ames, Anthony, Blair, Holman, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketcham, Kinsella, Boreman, Brownlow, Buckingham, Cameron, Lewis, MacIntyre, Manson, Marshall, McClelCarpenter, Casserly, Chandler, Conkling, Cooper, I land, McCormick, McCrary, McGrew, McJunkin, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, Edmunds, Fenton, Ferry Merriam, Merrick, Monroe, W. E. Niblack, Packof Michigan, Flanagan, Gilbert, Goldthwaite, er, Palmer, H.W.Parker, Potter, E. H. Roberts, Hamilton of Maryland, HAMILTON of Texas, Hill, Rusk, Scofield, Sessions, Shellabarger, ShoemakHitchcock, Howe, Kelly, Lewis, Logan, Machen, er, Slocum, J. A. Smith, Speer, Sprague, StarkMorrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, weather, B. N. Stevens, Stevenson, Swann, Terry, Norwood, Pool, Pratt, Ramsey, Ransom, Robert W. Townsend, Upson, Walden, Waldron, War. son, Saulsbury, Sawyer, SCHURZ, Scott, Sherman, ren, Wells, Wheeler, C. W. Willard, J. T. Wilson Spencer, Stevenson, Thurman, TIPTON, TRUMBULL, -84. Vickers, West, Wilson, Windom, Wright-55.1 Not VOTING—Messrs. Acker, Ames, Archer,
After concurring in the House amendment Barry, J. B. Beck, Braxton, Bright, Brooks, relating to suit against the Union Pacific Rail. Bunnell, Comingo, Creely, Crossland, Esty, Farroad Company, the Senate, on motion of Mr. well, Forker, C. Foster, Garfield, E. Hale, Halsey, MORRILL of Maine, insisted on all its remaining J. T. Harris, Havens, Hooper, Killinger, Lowe, amendments disagreed to by the House, non J. Lynch, McKinney, Mitchell, J. 8. Moore, concurred in the amendments of the House to Morgan, Orr, I. C. Parker, Pendleton, Perce, Pothe Senate amendments, and asked for a com- land, Porter, Read, E. Y. Rice, Ritchie, W. R. mittee of conference on the disagreeing votes of Roberts, Roosevelt, Sawyer, Seeley, Sheldon, Shothe two Houses.
ber, H. B. Smith, Snyder, Tyner, Van Trump, Mr. MORRILL of Maine, Mr. CARPENTER, and Vaughan, Whitthorne, Williams of New York, Mr. BAYARD were appointed the conferees on the J. M. Wilson, Wood-53. part of the Senate.
Mr. SARGENT moved to reconsider the vote by
which the main question was ordered, and also Report of the Committee of Confer
moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon ence.
the table; which latter motion was agreed to.
The main question-upon agreeing to the conIN HOUSE.
ference report-was then taken, and the report March 3–Mr. GARFIELD rose to a privileged adopted-yeas 102, nays 95, not voting 43: question, and presented the report of the com-/ YEAS–Messrs. Adams, Averill, BANKS, Bigby, mittee of conference on the disagreeing votes of Bingham, J. G. Blair, Boarman, BOLES, Buckley, the two Houses on the amendments to the bill, Burdett, B. F. Butler, R. R. Butler, R. P. Cald(H. R. No. 2991,) the legislative appropriation well, Carroll, C. L. Cobb, Coghlan, Conner, bill. (See below, under head of SENATE.) Critcher, Crossland, Darrall, Dickey, Du Bose,
Mr. GARFIELD called the previous question on Duell, Duke, Eldredge, Elliott, H. D. Foster, agreeing to this report; which was seconded-Garfield, Garrett, Getz, Giddings, Golladay, Grifyeas 118, nays not counted. The main question fith, Hancock, Hanks, Harmer, Harper, G. E. was then ordered-yeas 103, nays 84, not voting Harris, Hays, J. W. Hazelton, Herndon, Hough
ton, Kendall, King, Lamison, Lamport, Lansing, YEAS—Messrs. Adams, Averill, BANKS, E. W. Leach, Lowe, Maynard, McHenry, McJunkin, Beck, Bigby, Biggs, Bingham, J. G. Blair, Boar- McKee, McKinney, McNeely, B. F. Meyers, Moman, BOLES, Buckley, Burdett, B. F. Butler, R. rey, Morphis, L. Myers, Negley, S. L. Niblack, R. Butler, R. P. Caldwell, Campbell, Carroll, c. Packard, I. C. Parker, Peck, Perce, Perry, Platt, L. Cobb, Coghlan, Conner, Critcher, Crocker, Price, Prindle, Rainey, Randall, J. M. Rice, J. Darrall, Dickey, Dodds, Du Bose, Duell, Duke, C. Robinson, J. Rogers, S. H. Rogers, Sargent, Eldredge, Elliott, H. D. Foster, Garrett, Getz, Shanks, Sheldon, H. Sherwood, Sloss, Snapp, Giddings, Golladay, Griffith, Haldeman, Han- Snyder, Storm, Stoughton, Stowell, St. John, cock, Hanks, Harmer, Harper, G. E. Harris, Sutherland, Sypher, Taffe, C. R. Thomas, D. Hays, J. W. Hazelton, Herndon, Houghton, Kel- Townsend, Turner, Tuthill, Twichell, Voorhees, ley, Kendall, King, Lamison, Lamport, Lansing, Waddell, Wallace, Whiteley, Williams of Indi: Leach, Maynard, McHenry, McKee, McNeely, ana, J. M. Wilson, Winchester, P. M. B. Young B. F. Meyers, Morey, Morphis, L. Myers, Neg 1-102. ley, S. L. Niblack, Packard, Peck, Perry, Peters, Nays-Messrs. Ambler, Archer, Arthur, BarJ. H. Platt, Price, Prindle, Rainey, Randall, J. ber, Barnum, Beatty, S. N. Bell, Bird, A. BLAIR, M. Rice, J. C. Robinson, J. Rogers, S. H. Rogers, Bright, Buffinton, Bunnell, Burchard, Campbell, Sargent, Shanks, H. Sherwood, Slater, Sloss, W. F. Člarke, Coburn, Conger, Cotton, Cox, Crebs, C. Smith, Snapp, Storm, Stoughton, Stowell, St. f'Crocker, 1. J. Davis, Dawes, Donnan, Dox, Eames,
Ely, FARNSWORTH, Finkelnburg, C. Foster, W. D., House of Representatives shall, after the present Foster, Frye, GOODRICH, E. Hale, Hambleton, Congress, receive in full for all his services comHandley, 1. T. Harris, Havens, J. B. Hawley, pensation at the rate of $10,000 per annum; J. R. Hawley, Hay, G. W. Hazelton, Hibbard, and Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in Hill, G. F. Hoar, Holman, Kellogg, Kerr, Ketch-Congress, including Senators, Representatives, am, Killinger, Lewis, J. Lynch, MacIntyre, Mar- and Delegates in the Forty-Second Congress, shall, McClelland, McCormick, McCrary, Mc- shall receive $7,500 per annum each, and this Grew, Merriam, Merrick, Monroe, W. E. Niblack, shall be in lieu of all pay and allowances; and Orr, Packer, Palmer, H. W. Parker, Pendleton, all those holding such office at the passage of Poland, E. H. Roberts, Rusk, Sawyer, Scofield, this act, and whose claim to a seat has not been Sessions, Shellabarger, Shoemaker, Slater, Slo- adversely decided, shall receive $7,500 per ancum, H. B. Smith, J. A. Smith, W. C. Smith, num each, and this shall be in lieu of all pay Speer, Sprague, Stark weather, B. N. Stevens, Ste- and allowances, except the actual individual venson, Terry, W. Townsend, Upson, Walden, traveling expenses from their homes to the seat Waldron, Warren, Wells, Wheeler, C. W. Willard, of Government and return by the most direct J. T. Wilson-95.
route of usual travel, once for each session of the Not VOTING—Messrs. Acker, Ames, Barry, E. House to which such Senator, member, or deleW. Beck, J. B. Beck, Biggs, Braxton, Brooks, gate belongs, to be certified to under his hand Comingo, Creely, Dodds, Dunnell, Esty, Farwell, to the disbursing officer, and filed as a voucher: Forker, Haldeman, Halsey, Hereford, Hooper, Provided, That, in settling the pay and allowKelley, Kinsella, Manson, Mitchell, J. H. Moore, ances of Senators, members, and delegates in the Morgan, Peters, Porter, Potter Read, E. Y. Rice, Forty-Second Congress, all mileage shall be deRitchie, W. R. Roberts, Roosevelt, Seeley, Shober, ducted, and no allowance made for expenses Swann, Tyner, Van Trump, Vaughan, Wakeman, of travel. And there is hereby appropriated a Whitthorne, Williams of New York, Wood–43. sum sufficient to make the annual salaries of such
(Note.- Mr. EPHRAIM L. ACKER of Pennsyl- of the clerks in the office of the Clerk of the vania, and Mr. Mark H. DUNNELL of Minneso- House of Representatives as receive $2,500 and ta, claim that their names are erroneously placed upward, and less than $3,000, (including the among the non-voting on this call. They state that petition clerk and printing clerk,) $3,000 each; they voted in the negative, and that they have and of such as receive $2,000 and upward, and proof from Representatives to that effect. -Ed.] less than $2,500, the sum of $2,500 each; and
Mr. GARFIELD moved to reconsider this vote, of such as receive $1,800 and upward, and less and also moved to lay the motion to reconsider than $2,000, the sum of $2,000 each; and of the on the table; which latter motion was agreed to. Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House
of Representatives $5,000 each; and of the chief IN SENATE.
clerk and journal clerk of the House, while such
positions are held by the present incumbents, 1873, March 3-Mr. MORRILL of Maine pre- and no longer, $3,600 each; and of the doorBented the report of the committee of conference keeper of the House and the assistant doorkeeper on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on of the Senate, while the position is held by the the legislative appropriation bill, (H. R. 2991,) present incumbents, and no longer, $3,000; and the recommendation as to the salary provision of the postmaster of the Senate, $2,592; assistant of which was as follows:
postmaster, $2,000; and of two mail carriers, That the Senate recede from its disagreement $1,700; and of the superintendent and first to the amendment of the House to the first assistant of the Senate document room, $2,500 amendment of the Senate, and agree to the said each; and second assistant in said document amendment, modified so as to read as follows: room, $1,800; and of the additional compensa
That on and after the 4th day of March, A. tion to the reporters of the House and Senate D. 1873, the President of the United States shall for the Congressional Globe, $1,500 each; and receive in full for his services during the term additional pay to the chief engineer of the House, for which he shall have been elected the sum of $360, (so as to equalize his pay with that of the $50,000 per annum, to be paid monthly; the chief engineer of the Senate.) Aud it is hereby Vice President of the United States shall receive provided that the increase of compensation to in full for his services during the term for which the officers, clerks, and others in the employ of he shall have been elected the sum of $10,000 the Senate and House of Representatives proper annum, to be paid monthly; and the Chief vided for in this act shall begin with the present Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Congress, and the pay of all the present emStates shall receive the sum of $10,500 per an- ployees of the Senate and House of Representapum, and the justices of the Supreme Court of lives, including the employees in the Library of the United States shall receive the sum of $10,- Congress and those under the Committee on 000 per annum each, to be paid monthly; the Public Buildings and Grounds, now employed Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, in the Capitol building, and also the House rethe Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, porters whose pay has not been specifically the Secretary of the Interior, the Attorney Gen-I increased by this act, holding their places by eral, and the Postmaster General shall receive appointment under the respective officers thereof, $10,000 per annum each for their services, to be or by the authority of the Committee of Continpaid monthly; and each Assistant Secretary of gent Expenses of the Senate, or the Committee The Treasury, State, and Interior Departments of Accounts of the House, be increased fifteen shall receive as annual compensation, to be per cent. of their present compensation on the paid monthly, $6,000; and the Speaker of the amount actually received and payable to them
respectively from the beginning of the present | RICE, Robertson, Saulsbury, Sawyer, SCHURZ, Congress, or from the date of their appointment Scott, Stevenson, Stewart, TIPTON, TRUMBULL, during the present Congress, and who shall be Vickers, West, Windom-46. actually employed at the passage of this act. Mr.WRIGHT moved to recommit the report withAnd the amounts of money necessary to carry out instructions. Disagreed to--yeas 24, nays 40: the foregoing provisions into effect are hereby YEAS—Messrs. Anthony, Boreman, Buckingappropriated out of any moneys in the Treasury ham, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, not otherwise appropriated.
Edmunds, Ferry of Michigan, Frelinghuysen, Mr. MORRILL of Vermont raised the point of Hamilton of Maryland, Hamlin, Harlan, Kelly, order that the committee on conference bad Morrill of Vermont, Pratt, SCHURZ, Scott, Shertranscended their jurisdiction in fixing the sala- man, Sprague, Thurman, Windom, Wright-24. ries of Senators, &c., at “ $7,500" per annum. Nays-Messrs. Alcorn, Ames, Bayard, Blair,
The VICE PRESIDENT Overruled the point of Brownlow, Caldwell, Cameron, Carpenter, Casorder.
serly, Clayton, Cooper, Davis, Flanagan, Gilbert, Mr. WRIGHT moved that the report be recom- , Goldthwaite, HAMILTON of Texas, Hill, Hitchcock, mitted to the committee of conference, with in- Howe, Lewis, Logan, Machen, Morrill of Maine, structions to strike out all that is contained in Norwood, Nye, Osborn, J. W. Patterson, Pool, the amendment reported back on the subject of Ramsey, Ransom, Robertson, Saulsbury, Sawyer, salaries, except so much as relates to the salary Spencer, Stewart, Stockton, TIPTON, TRUMBULL, of the President.
Vickers, West—40. Mr. TRUMBULL made the point of order that The Senate then concurred in the report of the it is not competent for the Senate to instruct a committee on conference-yeas 36, nays 27, not committee of conference, which must be “full voting 10: and free."
YEAS-Messrs. Alcorn, Ames, Bayard, Blair, The Presiding Officer (Mr. EDMUNDS) overruled Brownlow, Caldwell, Cameron, Carpenter, Claythe point of order.
ton, Cooper, Davis, Flanagan, Gilbert, GoldMr. TRUMBULL appealed from the decision of thwaite, HAMILTON of Texas, Hill, Hitchcock, the chair.
Lewis, Logan, Machen, Morrill of Maine, NorThe decision of the chair did not stand as the wood, Nye, Osborn, Pool, Ransom, Rice, Robert
Igment of the Senate, and was overruled - son, Sawyer, Spencer, Stewart, Stockton, TIPTON, yeas 11, nays 46:
TRUMBULL, Vickers, West-36. YEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Boreman, Chandler, Nays—Messrs. Anthony, Boreman, BuckingFerry of Michigan, Hamilton of Maryland, Har- ham, Casserly, Chandler, Conkling, Corbett, Cralan, Howe, Pratt, Sherman, Sprague, Wright--11. İgin, Edmunds, Ferry of Michigan, Frelinghuy
Nays-Messrs. Alcorn, Bayard, Blair, Brown. sen, Hamilton of Maryland, Hamlin, Howe, low, Buckingham, Caldwell, Cameron, Carpen-Kelly, Morrill of Vermont, J. W. Patterson, ter, Casserly, Clayton, Cole, Conkling, Cooper, Pratt, Ramsey, Saulsbury, SCHURZ, Scott, Sher: Cragin, Davis, Flanagan, Goldthwaite, HAMILTON, man, Sprague, Thurman, Windom, Wright-27. of Texas, Hamlin, Hill, Hitchcock, Kelly, Lewis, ABSENT—Messrs. Cole, FENTON, Ferry of ConLogan, Machen, Morrill of Maine, Norwood, Nye, necticut, Harlan, Johnston, Morton, Pomeroy, Osborn, J. W. Patterson, Pool, Ramsey, Ransom, Stevenson, SUMNER, Wilson-10.
REPEAL OF THE “SALARY ACT OF 1873." AND RESTORATION OF FORMER COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES, AND SUNDRY
MILEAGE AND OTHER STATISTICAL STATEMENTS RELATING THERETO.
FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION. H. ROBERTS, HURLBUT, WELLS, BURCHARD,
STARKWEATHER, W. TOWNSEND, MOREY, Cox, IN HOUSE
LAWRENCE, ELDREDGE, FIELD, ARTHUR, WHIT1873, Dec. Mr. E. HALE asked unanimous THORNE, J. B. HAWLEY, MARSHALL, and STORM, consent to offer the following resolution : and a resolution by Mr. KELLOGG.
Resolved, That a special committee of seven The SPEAKER announced as the select combe appointed to take into consideration the sub mittee on the subject of salaries of members of ject of the repeal of the “salary bill" so called, Congress, &c. : and that said committee be instructed to report Messrs. E. HALE, MAYNARD, Kasson, Scoat the earliest practicable day, and that all bills FIELD, R. S. HALE, W. E. NIBLACK, and on the subject be referred to said committee. JEWETT.
The resolution was considered and agreed to, 1 December 8-Mr. E. HALE reported from the and leave given to report at any time.
Special Committee on Salaries a bill and a joint Bills on the subject were introduced by Messrs. resolution. Following is the bill : Kasson, W. E. NIBLACK, POLAND, E. HALE, E. That so much of the act entitled "An act