PUBLIC BILLS, MEMORIALS, AND RESOLUTIONS.
Under clause 3 of Rule XXII, bills of the following
titles were introduced, and severally referred as follows:
By Mr. MEIKLEJOHN: A bill (H. R. 6657) to prohibit the sale of intoxicants to Indians--to the Committee on the Alcoholic Liquor Traffic.
By Mr. BARWIG. A bill (H. R. 6658) providing for leave of absence for officers and employees in the customs service of the Government--to the Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department.
By Mr. FLYNN: A bill (H. R. 6660) to enable the Secretary of the Interior to allot lands in severalty to the Quapaw Indians in the Indian Territory, and for other purposes--to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
PRIVATE BILLS, ETC.
Under clause 1 of Rule XXII, private bills of the
following titles were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. WEADOCK: A bill (H. R. 6559) to increase the pension of Capt. Isaac D. Toll--to the Committee on Pensions.
Under clause 1 of Rule XXII, the following petitions
and papers were laid on the Clerk's desk and referred as follows:
By Mr. BLACK of Illinois: Petition of members of the Lutheran Church of Effingham, Ill., against the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States--to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Also, petition of Ira O. Baker and 36 others, of Illinois, protesting against lotteries--to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. BUNN: Petition of citizens of Wake Forest, N. C., favoring the passage of the Manderson-Hainer bill--to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. MOON: Protest of A. Moussa, pastor, and 11 members of St. Paul's congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manistee, Mich., against any change in the Constitution of the United States by inserting a so-called Christian clause--to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Also, protest of H. Lempke, pastor, and the 5 members of the vestry board of Trinity congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manistee, Mich., against any change in the Constitution of the United States by inserting a so-called Christian clause--to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. MORGAN: Application of Andrew Denton for removal of charge of desertion--to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Also, request for increase of pension of Royal M. Hilber, of Moundville, Mo.--to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. MILLIKEN: Petition of C. H. Davis and others, for a law providing that all manufactures of butter and cheese be subject to the laws of police regulations of any State into which they may be imported--to the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. MEIKLEJOHN: Petition from Wakefield, Nebr., for the suppression of the lottery traffic--to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. McNAGNY: Protest of St. John's Church of Kendallville, Ind., and of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Fort Wayne, Ind., against the proposed amendment of the Constitution of the United States--to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. DOLLIVER: Papers to accompany bill for the relief of Albert Munson--to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
By Mr. EVERETT: Petition of A. H. Bodin and others, and resolution of Arthur P. Leary and others, and resolutions of Frank Paine and others, of Boston, Mass., in favor of memorial of Lyman Abbott--to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. LAYTON: Memorial of the wool buyers and wool dealers of Ohio and Pennsylvania, protesting against free wool--to the Committee on Ways and Means.
By Mr. RAYNER: Petition of citizens of Baltimore, Md., asking the passage of the Manderson-Hainer bill--to the Committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.
By Mr. RICHARDSON of Michigan: Resolution of Liberty, Stephens, and Valley City Assemblies, Knights of Labor, Grand Rapids, Mich., opposing the issue of United States bonds and favoring free coinage of silver--to the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures.
By Mr. WEADOCK: Petition of Schweickle Bros. and others against increased tax on cigars--to the Committee on Ways and Means.
By Mr. WILSON of Ohio: Petition of Champion Council, No. 2, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, for the passage of House bill 5246--to the Committee on the Judiciary.
SATURDAY, April 14, 1894.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. W. H. MILBURN, D. D.
The Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read and approved.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
Mr. McMILLAN presented the memorial of Mrs. V. A.
White and sundry other members of the First Presbyterian Church, of Albion,
Mich., remonstrating against the admission of Utah into the Union as a
State; which was referred to the Committee on Territories.
Mr. LODGE presented the petition of A. S. Sawyer and 23 other citizens of Boston, Mass., and the petition of J. P. Marquand and 10 other citizens of Boston, Mass., praying for the enactment of legislation to suppress the lottery traffic; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
He also presented a memorial of the Ludlow Manufacturing Company, of Boston, Mass., remonstrating against the adoption of certain proposed amendments, relating to cables, cordage, and twine, to the Wilson tariff bill; which was ordered to lie on the table.
He also presented the petition of B. J. Hussey and 53 other citizens of Boston, Mass., praying that fraternal society and college journals be admitted to the mails as second-class matter; which was referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Roads.
Mr. VEST. I present a petition of the Commercial Club of St. Joseph, Mo., praying for the ratification of certain Indian treaties. I think it is a misnomer; we do not now make treaties with Indian tribes. I move that the petition be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. HILL presented the petition of William R. Bancroft, of West Webster, N. Y., a soldier of the late war, praying that he be granted an increase of pension; which was referred to the Committee on Pensions.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
MORGAN. By direction of the Committee on Foreign Relations, I report
back the bill (S. 1481) to amend the act entitled "An act to incorporate
the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua," approved February 20, 1889, and
to aid the construction of the Maritime Canal of Nicaragua. The committee
have stricken out all of the bill submitted to them except the enacting
clause, and present a substitute for the same, which I suppose is now ready
for the Calendar.
The VICE-PRESIDENT. The bill will be placed on the Calendar.
Mr. MORGAN. I desire to say, before the bill goes to the Calendar, that at a later day, perhaps on Monday, I shall submit a written report in connection with the bill. I defer it now merely to enable members of the committee to have an opportunity to examine the report carefully before it is put in.
The report was subsequently submitted by Mr. MORGAN.
Mr. MITCHELL of Oregon, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 217) for the relief of the heirs of James Bridger, deceased, reported it without amendment, and submitted a report thereon.
Mr. CAREY. I am instructed by the Committee on Territories, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 6442) to protect the birds and animals in the Yellowstone National Park, and to punish crimes in said park, and for other purposes, to report it with an amendment, and I ask for its present consideration.
Mr. COCKRELL. Let the bill be read for information.
Mr. CHANDLER. I should like to ask the Senator, before I decide whether to object to its consideration, if the bill proposes to change the boundaries of the park or has any relation to the controverted questions connected with it.
Mr. CAREY. This is a House bill, and is reported with an amendment--
Mr. TURPIE. Mr. President, I object to the present consideration of the bill.
The VICE-PRESIDENT. There is objection to the present consideration of the bill.
Mr. TURPIE. The bill is too long. It would take all the morning hour.
The VICE-PRESIDENT. The bill will be placed on the Calendar.
Mr. TURPIE, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the bill (S. 756) for the application of the accretions of the Caracas awards of 1868 to the new awards made in 1889 and 1890, reported it with amendments.
Mr. McMILLAN introduced a bill
(S. 1897) to regulate the laying and repairing of sidewalks in the city
of Washington, Dis- Go
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