Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 19, 1867, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 19, 1867 Page 3
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WASHINGTON The Reconstruction Bill in the House. OPPOSITION TO THE SHERMAN SUBSTITUTE A Vote to be Taken This Morning. At Diplomatic and Coninlar Appropriation Bill Paiud ii the Senate. The Contingent Fond of the State Depart ment Sednoed to $30*000. ABBIYAL W JOHN H. SIJBBATT. Wamjjotow, Prtx li, INT. Thn KMODMMcdn Bill la the H*bm. mi* ? *niat and decidedly acrimonious de hsfieio ibe Boom of Beprematatlvee to-day and to M%*>t on Me Sherman amendment to the Stevens bill to provide for tbe more efflclent government of Ibe rebel States. On the motlo'n to nonconcur made by Mr. BUvenel the tarty seemed much divided, and, although H wee alleged that to non-concur at tble time wee to kill the original bill, and with it all prospect of any recon struction bill for the present seaeion, the amendment vma violently opposed by Meter*. Boutwert, Stokee and Hotchkiae In eupport of the motion of Mr. Stevens t> non-copCTir; but tbe more Influential of the modasate mea, including Meaen. Wilson, of Iowa; Bingham, 8chenck, 8hellabarger and Garfield, of Ohio; Tbaytr, of Pennsylvania; Blaine, of ramswarth, of Illinola, were 1 n flavor of the "i amendment In the evening eeaeton speeches de in opposition to the amendment by Messrs. , Banka end others, when the House has to give the balance of tbe nightl seaeion to debate, and to take A* question to-morrow at eleven o'clock in tbe morn lug The opposition to the amendment appears to be on the Increase, and its fate is vwy probably seeled. Gen ami Banks' unexpected attack will undoubtedly help to kill it 8ec*5UrT ?' Tteaonrv Before the Jodlclnry Committee. Monetary McCullocb was examined before tbe Houm *-lctary Committee today, havlsg been summoned to fortify upon matters oonnected with the Treasury De portment Am mis oommitiee Is mM to be studiously engaged In working up tbe Impeachment evidence, it la wet unlikely that the members of tbe committee did not the opportunity to pus without putting to the "7 ? f?w questions in that connection, end it la thh evening that each questions were pro 1,1 *r In the day, thorn who waited at tbe Dt'sdoor aaxloealy awaiting an audience, were id to bear loud laughter in the Presidential apart ment, where tbe Secretary was probably giving JUa com mHtm GjpcriGDOG, Thn TnrtM Bill. B It known Bat the Houm in December last r-fm an ameaAkpry tariff bUl, which at the present seaman woe mnmefvely amAded by the Senate. Tbe amendments i?f?* referred to the Comtmuae of Whys tm dope ago, and to-night they reported a ?*f amendments to tbo Senate amend ments, rectorial to a great oxioat the original Bona* "?ex Tbo omanlttoo reduce the duty on aah from tie. nnd We., m Bod by the Senate, to Ida end 22c. a ktbil, and 00 unseed te Me. a bushel, and advance the *?*y en steel l*c. over tbe Senate rates, with cor ?oapumling atvaaoss 00 many articles of hard mm Wool and wooUaan ere advaoced to nam ? 11111 * ?*? Mourn MIL The psohibttiea ?f the Importation of firecrackers IS niriokea m la alee the motion iwlaliag to tho on ahipbutMmg, ogrlenHnraf and other tm *e clause with regard to damagedgoods r vd uatton Is also stnoksnout. The ninth ece Mno, adding freight and oommlsetons to invoice vetoes, temp salad. Tbe doty Is alvanded on eel soda, caustic and anatomise of soda, wMl. thorn ou spelter and silk lam greatly beyond lie 8enate retea The ruteo of ? are ssaloiy retained on Iron, but are advanced en ?mmarttctea and reduce! on others. The-teste pro. pnam Is levy e doty of sgbt, eleven and twelve csduq. msap uon; the oommieee reoommend five and ten. CXttea roue are mmewlnt advanced over thorn of tho Senate. Ivory la striekm ont of the free list, end the grtvUege that the PacAc Railroad Company may am Amiga Ins Instead of American, as now provided by lew, is dented. The Aswsfelsw Internal Revrnne BUI. Its now Internal ,le venue bill, It la thought, will be Afcen up by the Raise tble week, end It le probable thai tbe amendments rtcommen led by the Com m leal oner ?OI A agreed to. Thai the commissioner la growing anxious about tho hie of the bill is evident from tbe ?her of visits be makes to tbe Hoom to urge speedy nation The bill coves* over forty-five pages, aod among the changes It proposes In the present lew la wan exempting from taxation $1,000 income instead of Arrival nf John H. Mnrrntl. A steamer beltved to be tbe Swatara, arrived off the Wary Tori this evening with John H. surrett an board A gourd hm been Motioned at tho wharf to prevent 1 with litem on board, oxcephag by high arbnoata on the If arbor of Now York. Tho Btsmlmy of War to-day transmitted to the hen ?ha, la response to Ms resolution of the I4*b mat, ? com mnatsMtan from A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers, ems tho report of Geoarai Ifewtoo relative te tho en maaehrneale on the harbor of New York. General Hum ghneye Mates that In lUg n commission wen instituted, naneteting of General Tot ten, late Chief of Engineers; fkoAmor Beche, of tbo Const Survey, and Admiral Berts, which fixed the limiting shore lime of Now York harbor, beyond which ?? traction, or deposits Aenid won, particularly iaaiatlag ?a the importance of maintaining, without duai a, the reservoir spaces of the harbor for fan lofiox of good Udea Their report, kaooepted by the State of New York, end though 1 "?* Jersey portion of the shore, bee not wmmm "wugted by sad is not binding on the latter Stale. Artber that eenou* encroach men te are bow ia ytagrem from the New Jersey shore, consisting mmtly af wharves, wagea node end extemiom of the shore by driving pUse and (IIllag between them, which eon ?hruotloae war* carried on hy tho New Jersey Central AS rood Company. He denies that them oper.??? ore injurious to the New York harbor General Newton. 1- h<" mye that the encroorh meuta upo- Ate flats below Jereey City should be vlgor ?'f restated by the government, if it hm the power, smd recommends that e line of bulkheads be drawn around tbe eastern shore of Bergen creek. He discloses Mat there w no excuse for them encroachmenta In hie et report, dated January 28, 1807, be suggests that hi. ream of tbe city and ibe crowded stale of tbe 1 and wharves at Ma lower portion '? may have tbe of rendering tbe conversion of the Jersey fiats fato docks apd basins convenient end desirable to com mercial and business interests." lie thinks tbe plan deserves careful oonmdeiMioa. and that possibly such e oooree migbi prevent the building of atructarce preju dicial to U?r harbor of New York. Thr Indiana. A delegation of forty Senr Indiana, repreaentiog twelre band* of lira Yntvtoti and rpp*f Missouri 8iottI from imkota Territory arrived here to day. Tliey are arrayed in tlx* full drew '?return* of their bunting ground*, and are on,eel* of no little internal here on at ysounl nf the late hortlltty mOTtfaetad by aome of th# taunt* of Una tribe to the government, the delegation tot areompanlad bv thair Hupermtetideot, Mr Foulk. Cofi-nei J H l earravrorih, agent of the Kiowae and ^ncbaa, iabare looking alter ihg uitoreat* of bin In It bad been raported among tbem thai the gov ernment intended to lorale all tbaRnnaaa Indiana in aud around tffcnr 1 aside, wnl< b cotor aotna atlly iwa tbooa I r^ are^nueW: * large portun of It, hearerer, la aather barren. yMid'Sbe nppor part if II only Ip noad aa a fcantUa onvad. lafardlac la fca NMiM at tha i (ml; mad* with Vibes, If jR government locaWe 1 my boot? Indian oil tho rewritten it will be necessary j to supply th^ Kiowas u4 Co marches with food, as game wtil b# ao aeam in a year or two that it will be impae aibie Vj had sneigh for their subsistence!. OmslwioDW Bogy, alter a correspondence with the BMMtary of War, haa succeeded in having transferred to the charge of the Indian Department aome six or seven Karaio Indiana, now held an priaonere by the military at Barque Bedoodo, New Mexico. Theae Indiana eoet the government laat year for food and transportation the asm of one and a half million of dollar^ whereas by this iranWer the Commissioner propones to take better care of them at a cost not exceeding half a million of dollars The wretobed condition of these Indians and the oontinual retention of them as prisoners by the gov ernment demand the immediate action of Congress in the matter. Borne decisive steps should be taken to relieve the wants of these Indians and save the government useless expenditure of a large amount of money an nually. It will be seen that by the transfer of these Indians from the Jurisdiction of the military to the In dian Department the government saves at least one mil lion of dollars per year. rial tors as the White Hense. The White House to-day has been thronged up to the hour for closing the doors oy a large number of seekers after Presidential interviews Very few,'however, were successful in their desires, as the President was most of the day engaged with the members of his Cabinet. Sec retaries McCnilocb, Welles and Stanton, Postmaster Gen eral Randall and Attorney General 8 tan bevy were suc cessively in consultation with the President, and occu pied his attention until after one o'clock. Mr. Johnson seemed to be in unusually good spirits to-day. Reception of the Ladles nf the White Hewee. The ladies of the Executive Mansion hold their usual weekly reception this afternoon. It was very largely attended by members of the foreign legations, officers of the army and navy, heads of departments, Senators and Representatives, accompanied by Indian Polygamy to Utah. The Legislative Assembly of Utah bavs ?petitioned Congress to repeal the act of IMS, providing for the punishment of polygamy In the Territory. In support of their petition they say that there has not been a sin gle case tried uuder it, and that as the constitution of the United States prohibits any Interference with religion, they have the right to practice polygamy as a part of tbelr creed, that institution being of Divine origin. They also assort that polygamy has had a great moral influence, saving the people from prostitu tion and kindred evils. Smuggling on the Canadian Border. The Treasury Department has received information recently In reference to smuggling along the Canadian border. Late inspections represent that the smugglers are organising in bands for the more systematic prose cution of their unlawful traffic. Information was given by officers of the customs that a thrifty business waa being carried on along the eastern frontier of Maine. Contraband goods wore being introduced in considerable quantities from Now Brunswick into Maine, in the vi cinity of Honlton, and on the western frontier, whore the Kennebec road crosses the border, goods wore brought in snd carried down the west branch of the Pe nobscot rlvsr. Attention bss been given to both theae leaks, and the profitable business of "dodging the du ties" hss been materially damaged by official Inter ference. CMfrawilMi by the Aeaete. The following nomination! were confirmed to-day by the Senate In u oca lire MoaionMilton W. Warden to be Assessor of Internal Ravenna tor the Eighth district of Ohio; David Turner to be Aaeeoeor of Internal Reve nue for the Ninth district of Indiana; Norman Eddy to be Collector ef Internal Revenue for the Ninth district Indiana ; 3mm 3. Alexander to be Collector of Internal Revenue for the Seventh district ef Indiana. The Pnhtte lends. The Gommtsaloner of the General Land Office hag. Just received from the Stale Land Office at Tanelag, Michi gan, a list of selecttoae by that State under the net ap proved duly S, IMS, doasding public land! to the States aad Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit ef agricultural aad mechanic arts, amounting in the ag gregate to 8,MO acres. . Madtfioailaa ef Spanish Qaaraattac Regain* I rtaaa. A circular relative to eome modtflcnttoue of the very stringent quarantine regulations hitherto enforced by the Spanish government has been received at the De partment of Bute from the United States Legation at Madrid. The circular seys:? The sanitary conditio! of Europe end of scene portions of Amertae bee recently improved, end as It Is no longer neceamry to continue stringent health regulations the Queen has therefore deigned to order that russule from France, England, Italy, Denmark, the United Stales, Hamburg, Holland, Sweden end Norway shell perform only three days quarantine In the ports of Cartbageea, Cadis and -San lander design sled for that purpose, where the marine boards of health are charged to examine their certificates aad crew Hat to know if tho.veatols have touched at other porta where Infectious diseases prevail, or If deaths have occurred ou board, and to see that ail the legal requisites have been complied with. TflntTT-HllTH C0NGRE88. SENATE. . wiisotos, Feb. It, 1WT. corcvsusncs is noron ??e*Da?e.-CKWTXln ?m? The senate concurred In the House *-.0<imenU u change certain collection districts In Marvlana -,d v,r. gtnta; also in the House amendment to the bill to ame^ the sot to prevent emnggtlng, aad for other purposes; also to the House amendment to the bill to permit the owner of the yacht May Flower to change her name to the Sylvia rowFituasca (vumrnwi os to ssrancn rill. The i "Hii* appointed Mstors. Poland, Mergan aad McDongall the committee rf conference on the Bank rupt bill. m btoato rm cast A?a Mr. Moroas. (rep) <f * T-, preeeotod the resolution* of the New York ?*pweei?f sympathy for the Cretans The rta?l?tions wen referred to the Ooes mltte* en ForetgS WieMoaa ???l 1 KiHI, ETC. Petitions aad umortals were presented and referred. Acoocsts or mmvmm ovrwuma ee m a*wt. Mr Witaow. (pp.) Of Mao, from the Military Com mittee, prceento. a joint reeolnttoo te faeilltote the set tlement *f arcatata of dwbormng officers; which was named. It with no much of an act ef 1MB aa pro vides that aertonis Mall be reedosed direct to the proper aocountof officer, and provldee (hat all vouchers shall be sent to the bureau to which they belong, to be there examitod end afterwards;passed upon by the proper aecoafliac effioer of the Treasury. mum aw' wut orrtona a vtam asb ajthoisa. The cum*)**' Finance was, en motion of Mr. WnxiAMB, <rep.)of Oregpn, discharged from farther con nideraiioo of pdtlona for the saiebliehinent of assay toeee in Ttoh ad Artso-a Terrftorlea arropr ov mwnomm euvaa auftu uninn, sic Mr HonauaoR (rep.) of Mo., Introdecod a raaolutlon for to* printtog f Ive thousand copies of the ropon of U>e physics and lydranlics of the Mississippi river allu vial deposits, Ac. Ii was referred to the Committee on Printing. ?rm ran a pnw iter orriru ard tu tmscit acu.oisa IR BOSTON. Mr. 8r*Nin, (rep of Msea, introduced n joint reso lution providing loanbs Mayor and Postmaster ef the etty of Boston, the mkuot I nlied fitotee Treasurer aad the Preeldoot ef'ha Board of Trade of raid city, and Alphonae Hardy, I to hi Davis and John A. Andrew, of Boston, be appointeda <bmmls*ton to select e proper sit* far ? helldtng for a hat Mice and for the aeootnmo d at loo a! the 8ub-Troa*uy u Mid city, and that tnoy ifiort to tbo Postmaster tenwal and toe Secretary of the Treasury at their uarllsit cmvaulsno* the selection mad* and lb* twice at whlci thaeame may be purchased, ir a new site he selected, aid If the report shall meet the appeal>at ion of the Poet metre,>nrr*l and the Secre tory of the TVcasnry they eh?i ostnmuolcaie the same to Onegreee with such add lineal recommendations ae they may deem proper. Refomd m the Committee on I Poet unices and Poet Rneda A W ARM ro LOYAL sal ASS. Mr. PnwaaoT. (rep.) of Kanme, litroduced a joint reso lution directing the .Secretary of toe Interior te pay lha awards heretofore made and refcmed to him by lb* rntrmlaslooer appointed undsr the wtv ninlb section of the treaty with the Choctaw and toe Chickasaw In dians of July 10, I MO. to ascertain tb* amouat of I oases sustained by loyal ChoeUsrs and blckesaws by being driven from their honiea onarco?at of their loy ally, and sell such amonut of boafs ot itocke belong ing to the Choctaw aad Cblckasav aatuos held in trust by the government as may be ne*>?sar> to pay said awards Referred to the Committee o? In dan Affairs. srrxiLs awp writs or aaRon m trs u-rants corwr. Mr. Harm , (rap.;or N.- Y., moved thai fie cenate take up the bill in rotation to appeals wd vrtfi of error In The Supreme Court. Mr. Astrort, (rep.1 of R I., moved to Ukt up the Mil for the election of Congressional prtiter. Mr Kvnxxn understood thai ihe Senate watte prv ? eed to the consideration of the Ixmlatana bill ? snot ae what was knotfa as lbs Military bill was dixpeed of. Mr Pwarsnsa, (rep.) of ?ta., wished to sty k?t be bad some appropriation bills which he should 0s?re to rail up as soon as lbs murnlfik hour expired. The bill named by Mr. Harris wee taken up and sad as follows That where any ar peal or writ ef error bss been brougl to the Mupieme Court from any final lodgment or dariee r an Inferior court n( the t ailed suiter, lor any Imikial on irtet In which subsequently to tke rendition "of such Judg ment Of derree the recilar sesalnns of auch court have been suspended Or lRiemiptn.1 by Insurrection or rebellion, ancb appeal or srrltef error shall he valid aad eflwtnsl, not withswndins the Ume Hm,led by law for bneglr.f the same may base preslously expired; and in ceaea wbsre no ap peal or writ of error has been broiwbl from any suck juda togatydewse, or writ of error may be kNt* Ate bill til laid aside temporarily, and the Senate took ep tiu wax eon ran nemos oy a roMRMomi. murn, which wh reed. A* amended by the Senate n makee a Star an offleer to be elected by the Senate, and abol ? the present office of Superintendent of Public Printing. The salary Is Used at $4,000. Mr. antoont explained tbe object of the bill to be to make tbe officers named in it immediately reeponnble to Congress Instead of to tbe President. Mr. William inquired of Mr. Anthony if be waa rare that there was no constitutional objections to this bill Tbe constitution provides that all officers of the United States shall be appointed by the President, and bs (Mr, Williams) was not sure that the publle printer could be regarded in any other light than that of an officer of the United States. Mr. Antbost thought It competent for the Senate to elect a printer, and make him one of its own offlosra. Mr. Iamb, (rep.) of Ind. .thought the Senate bad a per fect right to enocee an officer to superintend the print ing of Its proceedings and Journals. The bill was then (waned as amended, and goea to tba Houae for concurrence In amendment. anraa and harbor irraorniATio* nix. The River and Harbor Appropriation bill waa received from the House and referred to tbe Committee on Corn Mr. *F?anun? moved to take up tbe Military Academy Appropriation bin. Mr. Simrat moved to take np the Louisiana MIL There was a distinct understanding that it was to be proceeded with as soon as the Military bill was passed. Several Senators rose ana disclaimed any such under standing. Mr. Wadb said if he ever bad such an understanding it was before there was anything looking like reconsiruc- I tion in the Military MIL Mr. Scmhbr did not agree that the amendment to the bill passed on Sunday made the necessity for the LenJa Utna hill any the lean He thought It increased it rasBAOR or ran au in nxuinoR ro wnrrs or ntaoa m m rtrramn occur. Tbe Senate resumed the consideration of Mr. Harris' bill, laid aside a short time since. Mr. Haws offered an amendment that ths provisions of tbo bill shall not apply to any case la which tba time limited by law had expired heron the rebellion. As thus amended the bill was passed, and goes to tbe House. TBI KTTJTAIT AC AT) KMT APFROPBIATJOM BILL. The bill making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending June 30, 1808, was tsken ap. It contains a proviso that no money shall be appropriated under it for the pay or aubstaience of any cadet from any Stale lately in rebellion nnul that State shall have been readmitted, and that no money ahall be expended under or In violation of the law pre scribing an oath of office, Ac. The committee recom mended the striking out of this proviso. ' , Mr. Fmskxdbk said the proviso was unnecessary, and was embodied in existing acta. It waa stricken o it Mr. Wilson moved an amendment relieving the Chaplain of the Academy from academic dutlee, that he may devote bla whole time to the moral and religions training of tbe cadets. The amendment was agreed to. and the bill waa passed, and goes to tbe House for concurrence in amend ments. nmoMAnc ash oossclar ArrnoraunoN sru. On motion of Mr. FamnonN the Diplomatic and Consular Appropriation bill was taken up. Among tba items is $17,000 for tba suppression of tbe African slave trade. Tbe Committee on Finance recommended tba restora tion of the Portugal miesion. Mr. 8cmnbb opposed the amendment Mr. Grims, (rep.) of Iowm, said he believed Mr. Har vey had been paid out of the contingent fund of the Ptate Department, which, by the last year'a appropria tion bill, was $80,000, although Ave years ago It was only $11000 a year. Mr. ScrnNBB said it would be remembered that it was erovtded by law that no money should be paid to Mr. arvey out of any fund whatever. Mr. Grimm said be understood tba Secretary of State had a way of using this contingent fund so that one minister who was bis friend might get $1000 for travel ling expenses and another whom be did not like might get nothing. Mr. Fisskbpbn said the amendment of tbe committee provided only for the peyment of the Minister to Portu gal. It could not be applied to Mr. Harvey, beeauee the law of tbe last session provided that no money should be paid for any future services rendered by Mr. Harvey, and until this waa repealed Mr. Harvey could not be pail Mr. Dixon, (rep.) of Conn., defended Mr. Harvey, aed expressed the belief that be wonld yet be paid whet waa due him for his services He did not know bow this would be done, but be believed it would be done at some future time Mr. Foeo, (rep.) of If. R, condemned the conduct of tbe State Department In keeping Mr. Harvey in hie po sition after Coogrem bad declared him a* unfit repre sentative of the nation. Mr. DaVis, (dem.) of Ky., eon treated tba conduct of Mr. Harvey with tbe conduct of Mr. An lb any, and con tended that tba offence of tba latter was the greater, though ho thought Congress ought not to taka efficial aw- i ttce of aitbor. j Mr. f?ww anasrtad tba right of Congress to with* bold appropnutloaa to pay man who had pseven them selves unworthy of public conftdenee. Be bed nothing to say as to Mr. Harvey's particular ease; but he totally domed the doctrine of Mr. Dixon, that beeauee the eon stltutton or laws made an office Congreea was therefore compelled to appropriate money to pay whomsoever was appointed. This wan a slavish doctrine, to which the country would never consent Mr. Scums regretted that tbe Finance Committee bad recommended this amendment He dbeold-be aom pelled to vote RMiest It, as be preferred the bill as M came from tbe Hoaea. A diplomatic appointment be might say, stood upon two legs Tbe drst was the act creating the miesion, which, in the caee of Fortugat,|was passed in 18$6. and tbe second area the annual appro prieUoo hill. By repealing the first, or falling to pro vide far tbe second. Congress had an undoubted right to practically aboltoh a mission. I After further debate tbe question was takes on agree lag to tbe amendment to insert an appropriation for tbo Portugal mission, and It waa agreed to, as follows:? Yeas?Messrs Anthony, Daris. Pixon. Dnolittle, Feaeen den, Hendricks, Johnson. Kirk wood. Mrdougall. Mormn, Poland, Riddle. Ross, Maulabury. Van .Tinkle, Wads, Wllley, William* and Yale*?Ik Rave?Messrs. Brown. Chandler, Cenneae. Cragin. Cres well, Fogg, Fowler. Frellncbuyiien, Howard, Howe, Mor rill. Sum tier, Trumbull and Wilson?H. An amendment was adopted appropriating $80,800 for Atlantic cable despatches. Mr. Wilms moved an amendment that the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain be accredited also to the Court of Portugal, and shall re ceive as compensation for such extra serrtoes $8,000 par annum Mr. Five a* nes hoped this wonld net be adopted, at least until il bed been considered in a committee. Mr Foflo spoke In fkvorof tbe proposition. He pro posed to consolidate several other astsstooa. Mr ?cmxus said there was but one objection to Mr. Fogg's idea, and that was that we should not have so <a*ny offices for political aspirants if we adopt il Mr. Wilson's amendment was disagreed to?yeas 18, *?re 20, ae follows:? T*as? M-sar? Brown, Chandler, Crnfln, Craewell. Fogg. Fowler.nowBra, Lane. Morrill, Poland, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade. Wilton ana 'f Min-Mnm. Anthony Buekalew, Coaneae, Davie, Dlion, Doolittle, Feseeodea, Fmiter, Harrla, Hendrlcke, Klrkwood, McDonnell, Morgan. Patterson. Riddle, Hoaa, ?barman. Van Winkle, WlUsy and Wiutama?10. Mr. Wimu- adbrod the tamo amendment, no rend I fled that tho npanlsh Mlniat*. .hall receive $3,000 Inetead of ft,004 for-the extra nervine aa r?MnVaL It wm dis agreed to?yeas It, says Ik The bill was then pawed. ? ?xftcevrvn nans am wnnmn, The Senate at a quarter pact four went Into ex ecutire session, sad at half-past roar to a reeeae until mP. M. Evening Senile. td mpioiistk amwrautto* sat?Bsaoasnnunos op , ru vtri* xt ran rr was umk Me. Oanm mored to reconsider the vote passing the Diplomatic Appropriation bill, for tha purpose of amend ing It by redncing the appropriation for the contingent fond of the State Department from $40,000 to $40.0001 He aald that before the war the amount appropriated for the purpose was only $30,000. It wm always paid in gold, sad could not, therefore, be Increased on the plea ef depreciated currency He was willing to Increase it fifty per oent over whet It waa before the war. Mr. fltmstn opposed the amendment Mr. Drrm opposed It, and spoke In eulogistic terms of the Secretary of State, who had, be mid, daring the past few yearn, shown himself a statesman of wise experience and aa ardent lover and supporter of the constitution. Mr. flavumtrnv. (dem.) of Del., regretted to hear his friend from Kentucky deliver a eulogy oa WUIism H. Seward. He (Mr. 8eward) bad tinkled hie little bell too often to command the reepeet of the d-m cerate. He (Mr. Sauleburyl regarded Mr Seward as the Meph ietopbelce of the age. There bad been great complaints sgninrt Andrew .Johnson: but what rould be expected of a man Who hat William H. Seward on one hand and Edwin M. Stanton on the other r The President had discharged bia duty m bam he could; but he ceuld not do It fully with each men about him. If be had die carded them long ago be would have commanded the respect of the otriltred world. They were now dragging mm down and trying to make a compromise with the Senate end House of Representative* He (Mr. basis bury) bopsd the President would agree to no rush thing, but would regard the great behests of tbe ronetitutlon end of the Sternal Ood whom he adorer. The mottoe of Mr. Grimes wm agreed to by the follow ing vote ? Tata? Maseru. Brown, Chandler, Conneaa, Creewell, Fogg. Ortmev. Howard. Howe, Lene. MorrilL Pnttrrs' n, Ramsey. Rom. Rtewan, Wade end Wllenn? I* Maya?Messrs. Antthn, Ruekaiew. Porte, Plxnn. DoolR. tie, Feaaertdea. Hrndrtr*., Johnson, Morgan. Banlabury, Hherman. Sumner. Van Winkle, wijley and Willlama?14. The bill waa then passed. wis TKvr ns or orrtro mu. Mr. Wii.uams. from tbe conference committee on the bill to regulate the tetnww of otnee. made n report. The ooafereoce < omnnttee agreed to retain the amendment of the Boiiaa, wbteh was to atrtke out the exceptione of Cabinet oflirera tram those who cannot be removed with out the consent of the Senate, and they agree to Insert the fo I lowing proviso:? Provided that the tieeretarlea of Rtata, of ibs Trre?iry. of Ih* Mary, of the Interior, and the Fnalmaater (leorml and the Attorscy tieneral, abal 1 hold tbelr nftler* reafecilvelv during the term ot the pmaident by whom they inuv have boon appointed, and one month thereafter, eubtect to remo val by and with the advlee ami enrwnf of the Henate. After debate, in whleb a number of (tension. partici pated. the report ef the conference commit be wee agreed to by the following vote:? Vraa-Meaare Anthony. Brown. Chandler. Conneee, F??g. Fowler. Henrterwn Howard. Howe, Um, M-mao. Muiull. Rstneav Ko.s, Sherman Blewart. fcumner, T. um bull. V* Ad)*, \V ilium*. WllHtil) ATn Vatrw ilfl Naw-Meaera. Bnckalew. Pavle. Dlion. Poollttle. lien drlcka .tot,neon, McDougal, nthsreon, Van Winkle and WHnyv.it Tbe trport ef the conference committee now gore to ibe Borne. A WW ntw* IX TO an os IP I no AXD mortars A bill u eatabilsh aeaay offices at Portland. Oregon, ?d Howe City, Idaho, waa taken up, The bill was then pasted, and ?T6,000 npffoprintod to curry its provuuona into offset. ma uwm** wit Mr. er?? moved to toko up the b.! Mr. Wilsob lavored Uie motion. He waa for constoer Mr. wnnon lavoreu Hie rao?"?- < ?n ?an. Ing the Louisiana bill before the bill that P*"*", . , ar?sraH?s: sss^'Esu^rT taafflgs? rendered to tionend Lee after J?', |U ed him. He (Mr. Wllaon) had Just *"?*?1 le^0 from the editor of the Savannah ??*&*??. ? had been arrMted, tried, aent to tbe jall for * JJ*r_. fined 11.000 for m> log that a man who uaadI to be pojw master In Savannah waa a defaulter. It wan a that thi government wa now proeocatlng thia maaier A> a defaulter, but for mentioning tWa ****** editor, who waa a loyal nun, wan punished by a room judge and a rebel Jury. Bo (Mr. Wilson) l^11****' theLonlelanabill, modified so u to extend sulTrage to the blacks, and made to apply to the other Ftato% would be a good basta of reconstruction. h Without acting on the motion to take up the bill, the Senate, at ten P. M., adjourned. HOUSE 07 BEPBESElfTATIVES Wahiuxotos, Feb. 18,186T, Hie reeding of the Journal of Saturday occupied nearly half an hour, which time was spent la earnest consultation by members on both sides of the House, wbn collected in groups, discussing the Military bill and the eeurne to be pursued In connection wltb It on Ite being reported back from the Senate to-day. Just an the Clerk bad concluded the reading of the Journal the Bee rotary of the Senate appeared at the bar and announced the passage by the Senate of the net for the more effi cient government of the rebel Stnus, with amend menu In wbleh he was directed to aek the concurrence of the House. The bill went to the Bpeaker'e table mum jjcd RrtoimoM iewrud. The Srnua then proceeded, as the regular buMaras In order in the morning hour on Monday, to call the mates for hills and joint resolutions for reference merely, under the call, and disposed of them as fol 'Tvik Miujhu (rep.) of Pa-In relation to the tariff on railroad iron, declaring It incompatible wUh the pei icy of the protection system and of the Industrial in teres la of the country to admit under any pretest ?bat ever free of duty lorelgn Iron, whether manufactured

for railroad purpose* or other* i*?, which was referred to 'VtewJEwSft pT-A Joint rmolut.on pro posing an amendment to the constitution of the United ESSAtimt for ?y /r?Dr^umD?:htoh. shall not be rofbclenl ground for Impeachment to# Judges of the Sepreme Court and those of the In ferior courts of the United 8totee shall be removable by Meftmtdent en the addrea. of twojWrd. of each branch of the Legialature, whleb was referred to the J u ^By^Mr. Him, (dem.) of Ky ?To abolish the Is* on coffee, sugar, molasses and raw cotton. Referred to the Committee on Ways and Mean* . n-? Bv Mr. Bkouwhia, (rep.) of III.?Directing the Decre tory of War to survey both Bides of the at the Pes Moines rapids, which wns referred to the Committee on Commerce , By Mr. Upsok, (r?|i. I of Mich.?A reeolutlon of the Michigan Legislature asking an appropriation to aid .? theoonstruetlou of the harbor ef New Buffalo, Mich., which was laid on the table . . . Bv Mr Fawtv, (rep.) of Mich.?Like reeolutioaa ssk Ing appropriations for the improvement of Portage lake and river, and asking grants of land to aid in the con struction of the Mineral Range Railroad, which waa laid '"Vy^lr Wiww, (rep.) of Iowa?For the relief of per aons imprisoned for debt. Referred to the Judiciary ( <^By"|lr. Chaw, of New Mexico?A memorial of the Kaw Mexico Legislature asking aa increase per diem for members of the legislative Assembly, and an ,?f na,. for Territorial officers: asking for appropriations for ?chool purposes, instead o/ the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections of land, and asking fora^commission gate losaas of eitlxens ef that Territory during tberevj> futlon of 1847, and by Indian depredations. Referred to the Committee on Territories. Bv Mr Hoops*, of Utah?A memorial of tho Utah I-e 3?&BHs??f d*?ass sryaiS? Ui protiiaie Ita-tr MM, vtiw^o. 15 - nature tn reference to a navy yard at Mound ?ty. rrad to the Committee on ApproprtUona _ Itaa trf thc oouatty. Hofesmd tn tho Cosnmitteo on ^mT'dSSSst. <wp->m & Mi ,,mnii T Mtoimiin rtlitivo lo I bo protection or wu m the sold fields of t roots through Mlnneeoto to the gold k Beferred to the Committee od Term m bmwt or swrmAOB to won*. Ths House then proceeded to tho oonsMerntlon of the isolations Introduced several Mondays ago by Mr.ftoell, in igfarancs to extending the suffrage to women. Bering hal7anho?r Uf t afthe time he bad last Monday be juiMiind it in i trrling an argument In support of bin proposition, which sfforded^nride^le ^um^nt to members in bis vicinity, when the itollof ths 8peak<ar s hammer Indicated the expiration of Mr. Noel' a I Mr. McRcta, (iwp. \ of tit, wo*, wd remarking ibj* the session was too abort to Justify any more expendt tore of time oa the subject, he moved tbat the rarolu uons ho laid on the table. The motion wa# agreed to, and the rmoluttons were laid on the table. auBoi mom sr mat* The Speak* proceeded with the call of 8totes for reso lutions, when peeolulions were offered aa foHows:? Bv Mr Wbalbt, (top.) of W Va -Dtrectlng the Commit tee on Ways and Monna to eonaider the propriety ofjn Jtodlng the employ* of the government printing office In the joint rc*"luiiori granting additional to oartmn employ* tn the civil Mrvtce in Washington. i ..... (reo.i of W. Va.,?For a recess of the House, daily, except Saturdays, from half-past lour till ^Basm*aor?P(n?p-) of Oreeon?Declaring that the *Mtltuito?MrthorlMO the Chief KxecuUve ?o extond the pardoning power to persons who have bean triad by the proper tribunals and convicted of enmo, and to nooo other and (hat consequently all pardons granted to such a^haveMTMbeeDTOnvloted or tr^arewUboulfomU ation m law and noil and void. Referred to the Com m By*Mr 1*0*0% (dem.) of Wis -Directing the Com mute* on B*ktng ?d Om*ey_to .nquiro Into the ex mlHAA on nADklUX MM Vtuiwuvr vw '"q"? ? ? Dedicncy of th# wtlbdrawal of national bank currency m rapidly aa it o* he done without Injustice to the na UOT.J banks, and auplymg the place of rocb currency with United Stoles Treasury notes. tr nwx HAix, (rep.) of Fa., B>0?*d,^ 'ar OW "Ma ) "" ^7 i.~ aa ? a oa the table. The motion was agreed to?M to M-aod the resolution was hdd on the labia tbs onwonmsKiMSL rmpaaAunt gnrrv. On motion of Mr. Puira, (rep.) ef lew a the uee of the ball wee granted fer next Sunday eveainfe to tho Con graasional Tempeianeo Society. oaroc-r turnout On rootiod of Mr. Ikrajuoll, (rap. J of III., tba Sonata amend m rota to phe House bill to incorporate the Na> tional Capital Ioturaoeo Company wore ocnc-oocoirod la, and a eomailtoe of conference aakod for. On motion of Mr. Bow, (d-m.) of III., the committee on the niotrtct of Columbia waa instructed to report a bill to promMt the sal* of iatoxieatlnc liquor a* a bovar ape la tftu I'tatnct. ran national. tu*u Mr. Htraaaaa, (rep.) of W V., asked laare to offer a raaolatioa directing the Committee on Banking to In qnlre into the expediency of raquirlna the national baoktaa aaaociattooa to retain aa a port of their redemp tion reaerve a certain peroeatafo of the gold inter eat paid by the government aa tba honde dapoetted aa wea rily on their -circulation, the eame to bo ratoiaei aa a baaii for the resumption of specie pay moot. Mr. Srortmn, (rap.) of Pa., objected and the resolution was not receive!. rna sutiit aBonssTsrcno* anj. On motion of Mr. ffravam, (rep. i of I'a the House proceeded to the bnaioaaa an the Speaker'# table, the Drat boatnaas token np being the amendment of tba Senate to the House bill to provide for the mora efficient government of the Insurrectionary States Mr. Basnet n, tdemi of Pa., aakiNl the speaker how it happened that, aitboegt when the House adjourned on Saturday there were aune twenty hula on tba Speaker's tahle. this bill, which ?oly cam# la this morniag, was the Aral to be takes op* The hraaaaa replied that that was according to the rule which required theft aelne as on the Speaker a table to be considered In tb* fallowing order:?First, men sagee from the President, and other Kxecotivo rtocu menta; second, mcessgaa from the Senate, and amend ments proposed hy the Nelele to House bills; and third, bill* and resolutions from tto Senate Mr. Rasoau expressed Mmaelf satisfied wMh lbs Speaker's explanation \ The amendmenia of the F*ui# having been rrad, Mr. Hravsw* moved that thw House non-conour in the amendments, and ashed far a nmnidtec of conference. Mr. Brat wao. (rep i of Ohlng moved tbat the House concur in the am- adroeata Mr iWavsaa having tba (low, faided for twsoly min utes to Mr Bonwn u who addraaead tlft Bouse in oppoaltlon to the amendments I am awardnm the piovlslons of this bill haw been thoroughly d>e<-?*ad |,y the House, and that I have had my full aba re opportunity of diacuaeloa . nod if I d.d not believe tins hill, as it comes from the Senate, was fraught ?\h great and per manent danger to the country, 1 woulltot now attempt to reeist further Its pe*sa?n The maw.y here, repre senting the majority of the loyal peopler the country, ha* the - ontrol of the government for the am two years and more, and we have every reason to i-ueve, in the nature of things, that the loyal ae<?uency will be maintained in this country. We ought , tie able, and we certainly ars able to raoonetrnct lbi? avernment on a loyal be<* Rut. In any event, nothing t^, can happen to the country than the reconstructm, ?f country on a disloyal basis. If it la to he rc<oaaruoted on a di?loyBl basis, there are two IhI ass that I tog. first, that we who bellova ourualvue loyal to the a' ?m. ment and to the country shall not in any way hps sponsible for the re. onaira lion of the governae-m the hands or dlaloyat man; and, as-end, if It la to * the fortune ?ff the ceo utry tbat it ahalt ha ra- onatruct) on B fHalllj* hetda. theft 1 (tenure to puttpooe tto cBiatoit* to UVtoUai rn MMbfe V Mi Mb ?ton, or during tb? Fortieth Congress, the majority neta ??'cording to tU mean* and opportunities, it oanoot fail to secure tli# rtxocstrurtion of thoao ten State* and their rcttoralion to the Union through the agency of loval men and by toyal means. My objection to the bill la tine?it la fundamental. It w con clusive that it provides, If not in term a, by jh It pre the measure* which It proposes, for the restoration of those goT<#r.rneuts a onoo, through the agency of dUloyal men, and I aay that that great fact, which ta near to ua if thia bill passes, ought to reetraln ua front any action in favor or thia measure alt houghl, we allow the 4th of Maroh to pam without doing any thing, what ever, far the restoration of the government. I do not believe that the people of thie country are perparsd to accept aay measure of reatoratton that look a to the re Introduction of disloyal men, fim into the government of ton Statee, and then into the government of the country. But If that be (heir purpose, I eay It ia our MM"''?! here with power in our heads to-day to realet the reconstruction of Una government through eay auch agency or with any eucb ear tain reeulta near at hand. I paaa over in thie bill the provisions of the second aectlon, by which ell power is put into the hsnds of th# President of United States, with the simple declaration that if the Civil Rights bill were to be so forced by the President according te Ua terms end its in tenltone It la sufficient for Uie protect ion of liberty of person nod rights nod of life throughout those ten States, and if that be so, then the necessity for the par*Age of a Military bill for the government o( the South arises ?imply from the fact that thua far the President has felled to perform io its fullest extent, (end by that remark I do not aay wbethsr ha has foiled or not from auv wil ful neglect of duty), this duty under the law. and has not nsed the power placed In bis hands for the protection or the toy el people of the ten States recently in rebellion. Until you have some eaeumaoe that the vast towers which the President already paeeeeeee are to be used in behalf of loyally end justice end af life, why rive him additional powers? I would give no more military power to the President ia lb see ten melee until tee have evtdenne that be is prepared te exercise the* with which ho ta already clothed, in the internet af lovnlty end justice, end tpr the protection of Ufa, liberty end property in the South. Under this bin there is net oee rebel In tbe South, from Jefferson Davis himself. If he were released from Fortress Monroe, to the humblest soldier who. trained in the armies of tbe rebellion, or practised th? nefarious bustnoes of the guerilla. deprived or the r gbt of suffrage. It provides for universal amnesty and resto ration to political powsr The pending eonFtltuttooel amendment deprives certain parentis ef tbe right to bold office, hut tbe power ef thie government sad tbe power of States Is not in tbe right to hold offloa It ie in the Immensely eupertor power of the people to elect to office. Tbe men elected to office will represent those by wbonr tbey are elected, and thus the reorganisation of thorn ten States bo turned over to tbe r*l?la You give then the front eeate In tlie work of reconstruction the places of power, of influence, of true, end do you expect after submitting ell authority te them that you can reconstruct loyal Stan governments then ? Now la the time to cherish aid nourish the loyal sentiments of the people. We ougit to eas to it that tbe men under whose guidanoe tnue States are reconstructed are loyal men. We ouehtlo remove from tbe buslneaa of reconstructing South Cao lina for example, the Orrs, tbe Pickens' and the Sc Grathe, aad all those men who participated In he rebellion. This bill loaves the whole maitec of recon struction open to anybody aad everybody in the Sxth who may choose to engage In tbe work. Tbe result till be that In tboee several States the ancient rebel paty will resist reconstruction for a time, and wben they toe it becoming inevitable In any State they will the the buslnem into their own hands, and will rrconstnet the government according to tbeir own ideas, and riM onme nere with every coalition precedent, fully saluted according to the letter of tie law. They will have the whole control of tbe Stall governments in tbeir twn bands, will have tbe ooatol of the police and or tbe military. And do you exieet the negro, unoccustoaed to {tollileal struggles, ttmtl, careworn, broken dowi In spirit by the Institution o slavery, <o rallv In two, tve, or ten years, so as to ovrtbrow these rebels and deprive them of the plaee, of the power which they possess. In the pat-sage of this bill w? exchange power to reconskuct those governments in;h? interest of lovaltv for pgier; we exchange airthorit,' for promises; we neglect ourown duty In tbe work of rronstruction, io the vain hops that men who have been tbala will do that In tbe interval of loyalty and of th government, wblcb we our selves. entreated Wh vast power* for the pub lic good, are elver afraid to do or lacapa ble of doing, that, Mr. Speaker, em In brief and without ampliflcatlo, my objections to tbe peamge of thie Mil. They ere o greet, so enormous do they ap pear la my viae, tbt by no process of reeeonittf can I i them, kee tbe three million of Slav overcome them, me the three million of slaves of the South surrender! over again to tbe control <r their masters If yon all* their government te ba recon structed under thnesd of Stephens, Johnson and the I rebel generals whotave been In the Bold, and of tbe civilians who have fen acting la their councils. If you | do this, I ask yon eethsr you have, any more than the mming made trehn odious?tiai^mmi^^y M it MIBMH President,^made trefro odious?have you not done your Mr. Bvout |ro| of Twin., opposed the Senate hmsAikm kettHO* nt in it uaireraai ,anlrelreel euflrage, nl ho <lld not undersifl lMi language If W 4 not enfranchise eoery i Southern BUM. ja, (or one, weoM aw rote to placa t bop vera moot of thoae bond* of rebel*. ' tbi* Mil poaood, whd I would be the loyaben of the South, wbii thev would go und Ho preferred the ? bill rotber ihoo iui*eage In the sbepeMI from the Re note le would aoh the M ww<? tnoor ol lof or of disloyal nee controlling the governments ef lire be) 8 latest if it ww >n (hear or disloyal men, then sbonld peat this Mil. Mr. Sine? ed<fc*ed the House In opposition to the amendments ef f Senate Ho sold:?Mr. Speaker? Thia Boom a (ew M alaeo aeat to the Senate a bill to I protect the loyal <1 In the Southern States. That bill I professed but a aile object?the protection of the Joral men at the SoulMim the anarchy, the oppression and marders which ?'?JT day kaown to be perpetrated upoa them. wlthJ distinction of oolor: but did ?n* _ IM ettmrneeeaon or reconstructing In those 8UM civil govegeat* The Homo thought it win- to leave that queetiae be settled by tbe Congress which I* about to come thus leaving a longer time for ita consideration. Ire i? not In ibe bill a single phrase or word ibai lool to anything but a police regulation of thoee Stales. hat baa tbe Senate done T It has eent oa back aiaicndment which contaiae everything ?lee but protect! It bae eent ua back a bill which raiaea tbe whtquestlon In diepute aa to the beat mode of rcroDtfting thoee Stairs, not by immediate legislation, baiBietant and future legislation, which this Congress I no power to make and do power to Macule. W power bae this Congress to say to a future Congreeai when tbe southern States have done certain thing* u shall admit them and receive their represeirne Into the Beosa. Sir, It it Idle and n >ry to suppose that we are not assuming u la impudent In oa and must be wholly fruttleaTh* first feature of the amendment which strikes* eye in thla bin is that we tako the management ???*# States from the general of the army and pot ito the hand* of the i'restdeot of tbe United StatelNo man danhta the constitutional authority of (Jens to detail tor particular aerviot, or to authorize <t> to detail for particular service par I the army. But our friends who lore because tbe President ia to execute every other law of Congress (or the permitting tbe murder of loyal men Congress and flinging in its teeth all sires. That seems to be the sweet is bill for many of our friends do not, of oeurae, believe anything bfr meetings that are talked of. I In.'g!nation. But If there wars Juat Is hill aa returned to ua from tbe Senate ng of such convocations What I* of the billf It ia, that we must pledge lb Mure to all the rebels In rebeldom. be ao escape whatever from it Cen to do with that?nothing to do with them a pledge or promise that if they they shall be admitted to representa , aad their Renreeentatlves ?h>n h? allowed lop?tl> ?* I know, Mr. Speaker, that there hi on tmrw#" to bring In tbeae cblvalric gentlemen loot they #1 not bo bore In tine to v.io for tbo neit President to Vnltod Slate*, sod therefore, gentle men poo# tbo regular mode of bringing uP tbnt qoaotion P'" It In t Police bill, that It may be carried tl#> In time, and that their friend* may have an ?o?T to be here at the time (perilled. Sir, while I at f*?or of allowing item to oome here at w>on ae tpre fairly entitled to come. I do not profeee to be f impatient to embrace them. I am not voreitmi* to eae their votee cast along with otcto control the election of tbo President and Vltfhetdent of tbo Uniied .-tales; therefore it le U my I tn pat lea re le not so great an othera re srae a lime, Mr. Speaker, when that good man, wlnow no more, carried, ae I thonght, hie idea 01 Oetroetion of loyal men rather tn an ex treme. 're war a doctrine held that three outlaw Hiaiee-W States of rot there, traitors and murder ere confd?*> f"r " the real Htate war concerned, of the lor/en of the State, and that the others went for nothing don't think tnat 1 held that doctrine, not being plf en extreme man. (I.aaghtor ) Bet it wax by per#en all around me It wae held hr the laie I'reeldbf the T'nited States. Now the doctrine le that the StM composed of disloyal traitors, and we Ignore, wholldore the leyal element in all of these Slates, and sJifrving to reproduce these loyal men among a* y la <t thai we are so animus to proclaim um vemagoeety V le there any fear that the nation may awakd"" itelbViargyandmay insist upon punishing by n^onmeat, by ronfleoatioh, or possibly by per sonaDlebfe, eoBs of those whb hase murdered our hmthl. our fatltoa. our children f le there eny daogdnat eurh ? sfy,( wn| ^ aroused In this nation whicfloepe onlj hew and whlrh no other nation erer beforel!?**1 " ??'"berf If there le sirh a danger that eete ia p be ?rac punishment decided by these men, Pen th. pm protects them. The Presienl has ereadr, a.4rj,r as he is able, and Illegally pardded end eatored to \,<t* rebel tradors profierty whirl was coflw-sted by tw act of 18dJ; and be has d,.no that In defiance of h, |aw. Past Saturday a g, nthman frfn Alexandria to mc-one of the Judirs tb#e-hnd 'Old me of i,, raf0 0f (n old grotle man who ia<f>?ughi some thoi thousand dollars' wnrfbot tftpt'lf under a tar nK, r the I nurd Htataa, bm that tiobbel wtio?e property had Ml1 amc re cently wvh ? President's pardon ?,d Hn order lor the* rest,.ratlin f Ml fHMM "" jMBeel bM iin.n bronshtln >e btate court, and beyont-n question the nooverr he had. dir. more thstw billions, so lar as 1 Ai ascertain, of property bcK,-(ng I't I'imI utes.confler.ited not l"Vrty hot as lnimv's,>r..peHv,ba._Wn given tadj. ? trailers. ?"r frie'eds whoa.- housei hava |a,n in asnee yoee farms base been ro,'h? I, sliL CBtl]o have W token from them, end *h0"* bare Jed, are ?? go forth wffettS, and while Wade Hampton and his ?,Rrk ,i.!nnd and while all these men along the (alley lilawere with their menora of thirty thousand a?L "r*7|j| enjoying them, (?od willing and 1 Using. thi; I^ hea queetion propannded to this Hottee and tW, B?dn Whether a portion of the claims of loyal men ,ij5 not be paid by the confiscated property of retr' Rt this bill euls ua all out This bill le helptrf on* id tut to take from the people that which belongs to toglse it he< fc to I rat lor* | heller* that If B be m met (he e iwHln el iiehrnii a Mil ana be framed la two hoars sad reported to (hH Honse free from 41 the objection. io wb.cti this bill is liable, ? bUl which shall protect every loyal man In the republic and do do Intustioo to thoee who are disloyal Iiut !*?*? Una bill aad you opon the fioodgaiee to disloyally and bar* disgraced the Congress or the United States In my judgment. I do hope, sir, that some effort will u> made to pdm a law which aball protect the loyal men of the South without endangering anything. 1 win u..t uow call the previoua queetiou, but dee ire to aey that at four o'clock. If there be bo objeoiioo, I will do so. Mr. Bum, (rep.) of Me., spoke In support or the amendment, contending that it save no more right u rebels to vole lhau Gongreee bad given them when Ten C' seee was admitted to representation. All the onlrrv about that was a mere bugaboo. The inquest was lelt absolutely In the hands of Oongreas, and that luquesi went to every fact and circumstance connected with tne formation of coBStituttoM in tboao Hialea. If, In Uir Judgment of Congress, those constitutions should en franchise rebels, or sndsngsr the stability of the Stale government by letting It fall Into rebel hande, Oougrast would not approve them. That would b? a matter for the Fortieth Congr> M to determine, and he was not at all afraid to trust that congress with IL The ground of objection on the part oi the gentleman frees fenusylva nia (Mr. Stevens) and on the part or the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr liouiwrll) was a distrust of < oogrees Itneir. When the gentlemen from Pennsylvania si>ok? of Congress being disgraced by tins rnea sure, be vmuld call his attention to tbo fact that the Senate of the United States did not rind one republican Senator voting against II If any Senator euiertalned views similar to those of Mr. Stevens or Mr. Rout well, he did not dare to stand up and say so, and did not dare to record himself against it. He denounced Mr. Ftevens' proposition for a i ommillee of conference. It was very easy to talk of fix ng up in two hours what they had not been able to do anything towards in two months The proposition to send the measure to a com mittee of oonreesace, was simply a proposition to do uoihiuk whatever this session, and be therefore liegged the gentlemen who desired to have any measure to guar antee a republican form of government In the Rontber* States to vote for the bill as it came frwm the Senate. Mr. Wiimik, of lows, also sustained the Senate amend ment. U did not embrace ail that he wished on the subject of reconstruction, but the last opportunity mem bers would have at the preeent eosetow to enact any Inw on the subject, aud be felt it important to have some affirmal.ve action and Tote on the part of Congress with which to antagonise the policy established by the Pros idem of the United Stales. He sbootd. there lore vote to concur in the Senate amendment. An additional reason for speedy action was, that It was to be roared that a ? ase might be got up and brought before the -Su preme Court, and that that court might decide that the recognition by the President of tha governioeuls of those Slates was binding. Mr. Binuiiam, (rep.) of Ohio, rose to expose the anlmns with which gentlemen bad assailed this bill us it came from the Senate, t here was not on# principle in the bill lliai had not, at one time or another, received the sanction of the Reconstruction Committee, and yet there gentlemen stand here and undertake to eat tueir own words, and ask others to eat up theirs. The mala lealurrs of the first part of this bill, auddverytbtog In the fifth section, were vot' d for tn that committee, by ga unanimous a vote as any measure ever before received in it Tins bill, as amended, only differed frotn that in the Tact that the original bill did not decide the mode and rnunner of giving the elective franchise to the whole body of peo p a Tteie was no member who opposed this bill who w ould dare say that the principles of the amendments did not then meet their approbailen. U was this-? "That whenever the said rebel giates shall haw formed a constitution of government in conformity witn the cunstitutlon of the United htatea in all respects, and shall have ratified the proposed constitutional amend ment known as article 14, Ac , those States shall be de clared entitled to representation la < engross, and Senators and Representatives shall beudmitled tUerofretr on their taking the oath prescribed by law." This is incorpor ated in the bill now before the Honse. and it also pro vided for the securing of suffrage wltboet regard to color, ra> e or previoua condition of servituds, and ex eluding such as might be disfranchised by reason ot re bellion or felony at common lew. Would gentlemen say the Senate amendments should he re jected? and would the republican party go to the country, and ory In agony, "Good God, save us from ourselves'" Could not Congress save themselvesf The gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Stevens) opposed the bill on the ground Utah >t proposed a general amnesty. He (Mr. Bingham) meant no disre spect to the gentleman when he r.hallengnd that asser tion. The bill conferred neither general nor partial ana nasty en anybody at all. Tbe opponents of the Mil mid they wished to protoct tbo freed men, but they bad a very curious way of performing that duty. How many that would secure the protection of all poraouo until aB tha Stales lately in rebellion should be organised to the satisfaction of the Cougrees of tbe United 6isles ! As to conferring ou the General of the amy the amlgn ment of military enmraamifer*. this could not be done. The constitutional provision dvUning tha powers of the President as Commander m-Cliief or tbe army could not be repealed or set aside bv Congressional enact in enL and gentleman attempted to dragoon him before the country into any course to show that tha ICxacuUve power was lodged anywhere else than where tbe constitution placed IL He (Mr. fMagbsih) gave notice tnat tf be uiunt be dragooned be would prefer that his ngbt hand should forget Its cunning and Ma tongue cleave to the roof of bin mouth then ?o prove false to hie conviction of duty and the respect which he owed to hie eons Itaents by recording his vote against this bill. He would vote for this men sure, not because It was the most perfect form of legisla tion. but because its defeat will he In effect to acknowl edge that Congress was Incapable at giving protection to the Union men of the mmiUi. Mr. Kabvsworth, (rep.) of III., said bs should sup port the bill an It came from the Renal* It wan verv i evident that they moat either mm ihM or ao other bill I during the prei-ent st-eelou. He round In litis bill tbn stin#i provisions as In lb at reported from lb* Recon struction Committee. The change of military assign ' men la I nun the General oMl:e army te the Frealdent of iho Unitod States be did not regard as Improper, for all know that whatever detail' were made by tbo General of the army inuet be In eubordlnntlon to tbe Prcstdjot He repeated there was 110 material change m Use lull. Tbe loyal people of the South ern Statee, wbita and black, are calling from day to day for protection. The military commandere say there le no proteellfm tor Hto or prop erty unices Cuogteae clothe Uiem with power to that end. Shell wo give them such protection f He could not And any just fault with that part of the bill with regard to providing ? meant of establishing Civil govern ment. The ? 11 receding Congress will have power to review the whole action of those Statee?every deed and vote. Tnis hill presented a platform ten steps In advance of mat upon wmcn tnoy went before the people leal falL Then tiioy contemplated only ? State constitution, reputv I'can In form, and loyal Representative* and Sen atom. Now tbey extended Impartial or universal suflYuve. For tbeea and other reasons be would not vole for the bill. Mr. StstwcK, (rep. lor Ohio. concurred with the gen tleman from Iowa (Mr Wilson) that lb* bill did not contain all be desired, but it wan n bill upon which they could agree If thev could agree upon anything It wits Ute enly bill wblcb oould potwlbly paaa. He believed every motion to commit or amend It would have the tendency to defeat the hill, whether so intended or not, and prevent the House from coming to a direct vote. Tbsy bad been told that iu a short lime, and the gentle, man from Pennsylvania (Mr. Stevens) bad Indicated that in two hours they could have a hill framed wblcb would reconcile all conflicting opinion*. This was eg inordinary information from that quarter. Did not gentlemen remember the history ol the Reconstruction Committee ? on the 4th of December the gentleman from Pennsylvania, wbo waa the chairman on,the pert of the Houao, rue* in hit placu and moved the couttno ance of that committee. This looked like husinees; bat the gentleman permitted the committee to remain without being called together until the istb of December, when be Introduced a sseaeure of his own, with a view to enable the rebel States to or gan I re governments and come back Into the Union; bnt the bill waa not taken up till the middle of January, and' alter debate It urea, on tbe 2?th of that month, recom mitted to the Reconstruction Committee, which be never had a meeting. How soon alter that (be tee were called together be oould not any; but en ?"VJJr of Februaiy that committee reported tbe MM****' now before the Houae, with modification! 41 tion of Ute approaching cloee of tbe ww"?; "H?D?5 apprehensions of tbe lfeeM'T'T.To-morrw noTsT !^re told ibst this was i"P ? those who support lb it mil we re not **"? from their sense of duty by any suen denBUChlUqm and would say that such denunciations wore un worthy of any man standing on this floor and calling himeeif a repuh Mean. - - ? '-i. Mr. OAnrtnr.n, (rep ) of OHIO, spoke in rapport or um Wmata amendment*. He characterised the Mil an a measure which had ita hands on the throat of Iht wbel govtrnment, and took the very braath oat of them: and which pointed the bayonet at the heart Of every rebel at the South. It placed In the haada of Congi?s, utterly and aleoi'iiely, the work o| reconstruction. Keler rlne 10 the auwrtlon* of memliera who oppoaed the amendment, that it contained the principle of nniver?l amnesty, he denied that, and aald not a line In it which ju'tilled the aaeortiou. He advo cated the hill because it imposed duties on the President of the I'niied Matea He thought that perhaps noma Impeachment hunters would have a chanoe of lmp?a< h Ing him If he did not perform there duties. At leant the? would have a < hance of Dndfng a new and plant and dsflntta cause for impeachment and could go for ward to that work. Mr. Baku*, (rep.) of III., Mated the reaeone why he ahonld vote for the Senate amendment, and tbene re? anna were a? follow*First, after the lemhle struggle for ealatenco through which the aatlon bed poured every reasonable man would admit that measur-* ought to be adopted which would make the republic secure for the future, and prominent among thoae measures waa the adoption of the constitutional amendment; second, care ahonld be taken that treason against the government and against humanity should be stamped with the stigma of unmis takable dishonor. Third, the defeated pet.pie ahonld he an treated as to put them on a train toward* ultimate harmony with the governm nt Fourth, the liberties of the people should bo provided for on the largest *1 tainnble scale, and a*tarnished on the bmedeat possible foundation. Fifth, til legislative maaanrse ahonld look to a time, the earliest possible lime oomoatiMe elth the public weal, when the rebel Water shall he reetored to full and equal participation In the govuramunt. thought this measure hotter than any other.yet proposed for carrying out tbnse views. Mr. That**, (rep.) of Fa., had fosr minut? allowed him to indicate the grounds on which he should yote for the Senate amendment. Ha believed the *ou *} consider it as giving ample guarantees for the loyaltyand obeyanorof the South. It embraced every goaraut? which it waa poeaible tononce reaaaoondltlou oereesaiy for tbe wen?traction of lojrnl gweef?ata lu tha ranei wai**, nnleaa It was deemedineooesarv. as contended Tor hy Messrs iHooiwoII and Htcveas, to reduce the awa of the common people to a state ef slavery, he waa opposed to that condition is the I/>ol*rana Mil, and, Hod helping him he woeld oppwe it in *nr other hill and submit hie mse' to bis oonnttuent* and the clttaen* of tha oointry. [J, Hi ais* demanded the previous question I in the motion to concur the pre vie? question wa I ,jk> ? - ? "It*".." . QOYTuruxD os Tumi IM&