|Richards, Ohio||Stephenson,||Taylor, Ind.||Wells,|
|Richardson, Mich.||Stockdale,||Taylor, Tenn.||Williams, Ill.|
|Richardson, Tenn.||Stone, C. W.||Terry,||Williams, Miss.|
|Robbins,||Stone, W. A.||Thomas,||Wilson, Ohio|
|Robertson, La.||Stone, Ky.||Tracey,||Wilson, Wash.|
|Shell,||Talbert, S. C.||Van Voorhis, N. Y.|
|Somers,||Talbott, Md.||Van Voorhis, Ohio|
|Cannon, Ill.||Henderson, Ill.||Price,||Weadock,|
|Clarke, Ala.||Hicks,||Robinson, Pa.||Wheeler, Ill.|
|Cooper, Wis.||Hooker, Miss.||Schermerhorn,||Whiting,|
|Cornish,||Hooker, N. Y.||Settle,||Wilson, W. Va.|
So the Journal was approved.
Mr. CURTIS of Kansas. I ask that the gentleman from Indiana, Mr. Waugh, be excused indefinitely on account of sickness.
There being no objection, indefinite leave of absence was granted.
The following pairs were announced:
Until further notice:
Mr. BROWN with Mr. MORSE.
Mr. OATES with Mr. POWERS.
Mr. ALLEN with Mr. WRIGHT of Pennsylvania.
Mr. BRICKNER with Mr. ADAMS of Kentucky.
Mr. HALL of Missouri with Mr. CHICKERING.
Mr. FORMAN with Mr. SMITH.
Mr. CAPEHART with Mr. TAWNEY.
Mr. CLARKE of Alabama with Mr. HENDERSON of Illinois.
Mr. WEADOCK with Mr. HEINER of Pennsylvania.
Mr. ARNOLD with Mr. WHEELER of Illinois.
Mr. LAYTON with Mr. HENDERSON of Illinois.
Mr. CULBERSON with Mr. GROSVENOR.
Mr. HINES with Mr. WHITE.
Mr. WILSON of West Virginia with MR. DALZELL.
For this day:
Mr. BANKHEAD with Mr. BINGHAM.
Mr. GOODNIGHT with Mr. HICKS.
Mr. MUTCHLER with Mr. SHERMAN.
Mr. SCHERMERHORN with Mr. WADSWORTH.
Mr. SNODGRASS with Mr. MOON.
Mr. MARSHALL with Mr. HOOKER of New York.
The result of the vote was announced as above stated.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio, by unanimous consent, obtained leave of absence for three days, on account of sickness in his family.
DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION FOR UNITED STATES COURTS.
The SPEAKER laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Attorney-General, submitting estimates of deficiencies in appropriations for the United States courts; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed.
B. A. WOODS
The SPEAKER also laid before the House a letter from the clerk of the Court of Claims, transmitting a copy of the findings of the court in the case of B. A. Woods vs. The United States; which was referred to the Committee on War Claims, and ordered to be printed.
The SPEAKER also laid before the House a letter from the clerk of the Court of Claims, transmitting a copy of the findings of the court in the case of John Campbell vs. The United States; which was referred to the Committee on War Claims, and ordered to be printed.
ACCOUNTING IN POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
The SPEAKER also laid before
the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication
from the Sixth Auditor recommending an amendment to the act entitled "An
act to improve the methods of accounting in the Post-Office Department,
and for other purposes."
Mr. DOCKERY. In view of the legislation which has already passed the House on this subject I ask that this communication be referred to the Join Commission Appointed to Investigate the Executive Departments.
The communication was referred accordingly, and ordered to be printed.
PROTECTION OF YELLOWSTONE PARK.
The SPEAKER laid before
the House the Senate amendments to the bill (H. R. 6442) to protect the
birds and animals in Yellowstone National Park, and to punish crimes in
the said park, and for other purposes.
Mr. McRAE. Mr. Speaker, I move that the House nonconcur in the Senate amendments, and agree to the conference asked thereon.
The SPEAKER. In the absence of objection that order will be made.
Mr. HEPBURN. I object.
The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Arkansas moves to nonconcur in the Senate amendments, and agree to the conference.
The question was taken; and on a division (demanded by Mr. HEPBURN) there were--ayes 153, noes 0.
Mr. HEPBURN. No quorum.
The SPEAKER appointed Mr. HEPBURN and Mr. McRAE as tellers.
The House again divided; and the tellers reported--ayes 184, noes 1.
So the motion was agreed to.
The SPEAKER announced the appointment of Mr. McRAE, Mr. HARE, and Mr. LACEY as the conferees on the part of the House.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
The SPEAKER. The Clerk
will call the committees for reports.
The committees were called for reports, when reports were severally submitted and referred as follows:
BRIDGE ACROSS BACK BAY, MISSISSIPPI.
By Mr. BARTLETT, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, the bill (H. R. 5478) to authorize the Biloxi and Back Bay Bridge Company to construct and maintain a bridge over that portion of the Bay of Biloxi, in the State of Mississippi, known as Back Bay--to the House Calendar.
OATHS IN PENSION CASES.
By Mr. PICKLER, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, the bill (H. R. 3511) providing that in the establishment of claims under the pension laws of the United States the oath of a private or noncommissioned officer shall have the same weight and effect as the oath of a commissioned officer--to the House Calendar.
DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR APPROPRIATION BILL.
Mr. McCREARY of Kentucky.
Mr. Speaker, I move that the House resolve itself into Committee of the
Whole House on the state of the Union for the further consideration of
general appropriation bills.
The motion was agreed to.
The House accordingly resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, Mr. BAILEY in the chair.
The CHAIRMAN. The Clerk will report the title of the unfinished business before the committee.
The Clerk read as follows:
A bill (H. R. 6108) making appropriation for the diplomatic and consular service for the United States for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895.
CHAIRMAN. The Clerk will resume the reading of the bill by paragraphs.
The Clerk read as follows:
of building for legation and other purposes at Tokio, Japan, for the year
ending March 15, 1895, $2,500.
Mr. McCREARY of Kentucky. Mr. Chairman, I am directed by the Committee on Foreign Affairs to offer an amendment, which I send to the desk. Go to the next page