Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 20, 1867, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 20, 1867 Page 3
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WASHINGTON The Reconstruction Question In Congress, Tks Scute Insists Upon Its Anertnent to the Military Bill an! the ?esse BeAnes to CoBcur. fau&ce Ib the Senate of tbe Bill to Increase the Pay of Army Officers. Arrival of Surratt amd His Incarceration in the District Jail. Be, Ao. Wasbwotoi". Feb. IS, 1807. The SMtnirieliMi Question, vote la the House of Representatives this morning clearly that it le in the power of the democrats of to pass ths bill wbicb Is known as the Shor asaa amendment. In the vote on the question of the aoa-ooncurreoce with the Senate there were but ten votes oa the democratic aid# In favor of concurrence, the rest voting with ths extreme radicals in opposition to the amendment. The Senate, after occupying the entire day la the discussion of the question of a committee of con Ihsaauo, voted to insist on their amendment. Bills Approved by the President. IBs President has approved the bill authorizing tb e Of the Navy to accept League Island, In the river, for naval purposos, and to dispense with and dispose of the site of the existing Navy Yard at Philadelphia. The President has qlso approved the bill authorizing the payment of prise money to tbe officers and enlisted mm of the Signal corpe of the army, who performed 4aly under Admiral Farragut, white the fleet was en gaged In action la Mobile Bay oa the 6th of Aagust, 1864. the President has also approved the supplementary not so prevent smuggling, which authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in his discretion, to make such regula thasa shall snablo vessels engaged In the coasting Osage between ports and places upon Lake Michigan ex atarively, and laden with American productions and free asarehandise only, to unload their cargoes without pre obtslnlng s permit to unload. President has also approved the Poet Office Appro blU, which oontains the following clause:? Vbr snail steamship service betwoen San Francisco, and China, $600,000; provided|tbat so much of ihe i of Congress approved February 7, 1865, authorizing eerrloe as requires said steamships to;touch at the Iwlch Islands be and tbe same is hereby repealed, apoa express condition, however, that tbe contractors dsr said steamship service shall enter into a contract to Um mUs/aclion of tbe Postmaster General, agreeing to establish within Ave months from ths passage or this mot, la lieu of said service released, a branch line of steamship service conveying the United states mails be tween tbe port in Japan used by the main line of steam ships and the port of Hbanghae, In China, making con ttaaons regular trips connecting with the main lino both ?a the outward and homeward voyages, under tbe dtroc of the Postmaster General, which service shall be brmed by first class American seagoing steamships, without additional charge to the United Stales. For ?venand mail transportation between Missouri and Fol enei, California, and for marine mall transportation be tween New York and California, $900,000. Arrival of Sarrafi?Incarceration la the WHdftjr ?mil* I Gooding received information yesterday from the 8ecrsUry of State that John H. Surratt bad arrived, and ?m instructed to oommnnicate with the Secretary of ?be Navy to aacertaln how he should proceed. He ac eaedlngly oallod on Mr. Welles this morning, and got (bote him aa order on Commodore Radford, commanding ?be Navy Yard, to deliver Surratt. about four o'clock ?Ms afternoon the Marshal, accompanied by Deputy Mar shal Phillips, Major Richards, Chief of Police; District ' Oarrington and three armed polios men, pro I In carriage* to the Navy Yard, where an inter wee Immediately held with Commodore Radford, utoh, with Captain Batch, went aboard the Swatara and hranght Surratt ashore. ?a taking charge of hie prisoner, who was handcuffed, ?he ltoiehal asked him if be was John H. Surratt, to wMeh he replied "Yes." The Marshal then produoed ?he fhOowlag beach warrant from the Criminal Court of this district and took the aocneed Into custody flktiii ?/ Columbia, to wit:?The United 8tates of America to the Marshal of the District of Columbia, we eommand you that you take John & Surratt, late efWashington county, If be shall be round within the eeaady of Washington, in your said district, and him safely keep so that you have his body before the Crim inal Court of the Distriot of Columbia, at the city of Waahtagtoe, immediately, to anawer onto the United' Mates of and concerning e certain felony by him com mitted as It is presented. Hereof tail not at your peril, sued have yea then sad there this writ. Witness Hon. Geo. P. Puritan, Judge of our mid neart, at the city of Washington, on the llth day of February, A. D., 1307. Issued the 19th day of Febru ary, 1847. & J. MElUS, Clerk. Oe the keek is the following endorsement:? Ha 4,711?United States vs. John H Surratt? Bench wen ant?Murder. ?emu Is about five bet eight inches In height, with Mia features, light heir, mustache and goatee. He was greaaed In n Zouave uniform of light grey, trimmed with red, scarlet res, with bins tassel, scarlet sash around Me waist sad white legginga. A sailor carried ashore hi* keto sad other articles. Surratt walked to the car a erect, but with a tired air, entered it with the ihai end Chief at Police, end drove rapidly to oounty jail In consequence of the report he Would be kept oa board the Swatara, very tow spectators at the Navy Yard, the only other incident worthy ef note occurred when the cortege passed Whimsy's Hotel, star She Capital. Mr. F. Alkeo, who wee counsel for Mrs, Hawaii, was standing la the doorway and mad# a rash ?w the reporters' oarrtage, but did sot succeed is enter tag- During the ride to jail the prteooer wee naturally dapreaeed end abstracted, but when spoken to would hrtghtea ap aed reply cheerfully. He wee placed In n sen as the ceooed floor of the ems wing, wblob la very secure aed prepared eepeclally for his lodging. Com aaaaduv Jifltaea, at lb# Wwatare, says that daring Che carafe ee one wee permitted la apeak to him exoept in ?Well nn to whatever articles he might require. < the Swatara left Vlliafraaoe with Surratt, aed sot I takes, ee wee reported, and stopped tor a abort time at Madeira to prooure seal suffioeet for lbs homes erd Re mere ef ( abler t Chances, Rk> remar that was heard la aae or tjro quarters last alM hwt whtaa wae without even a shadow ef pteuai hWty, that the President had offered to Heraoe Ureelo v ^ ^elOoe of Postmaster General, is hi eiroelatton Heto*? was MWq? aafZ eiee to-day lo defliea M?Tteooe er rsfeottoe ef the efhr, and U-?. tale eftafhooe the Witslflml umlred i li'/~ t *1? Mr. Greeley deeltm tog the epf'f'WWi The report, howsvsi, aoema to bo m eeScteat of teuedelleo to-day aa It was leal night, and to altogether silent as to whet disposition la te be made ?f Mr. Wendell, whs sow occupies this eeas la the Oabi net- At the meeting of the Cabinet to-day the Post master General remained la oenferenee wtth the Presl Heat for aome time after the departure of the ether members, and when he oeme out he did not look Ilk* mm official who Is threatened with 4?oepHatten. Meeswree Before Congress. It la the oplntoa of the Treasury Department that the (mm Certificate Mil wiU pern the Houm and become n law. The additional Soldiers' Bounty Mil, It Is believed, wfll also peas. The minimum estimate fixed Is ?Tfi,fifig,gOb. The assumption of the war debts of tbe Blaise by Congreae wiU fall tor the present. State Dleaev at the White Hease. the sixth State dinner wee given at the Bieeutlve In eel as thta avowing at Mt o'clock. Thirty gseats were tevtted, ell RepfUdMtetlvaa, aed their ladles, of which number tbcre were present ffr. Hogmo, at Miaeonri; Mr. aed Mm J. W. Haaler, ef Warn York; 0. D. Hubbard, ?f Weetere Ylrgmle; K. N. Hab^eU, of New York; J. A. Ramon, of Iowa; J. R Kelso, of H- *** at Mew York; Mr. and Mm. A. Herding, *???ehy; J. M. D. Henderson, ef Oregon; Mr. sad h'.Wt J- *? Oo*i Wrie, ft Arteoea; J. R Hnbhell, at Ob*,*?*' Mm K d Kerr, ef Indiana; Mr. ead MrO/ a Hstilim, ?f Hew York; Mr. end Mm R Hill, a** ,n gtaaa; Mr. at?4 Mm J. M. Humphreys, ef New Yi^i W. H Kooets, at Pfoesylvenie; A. J. Kuykeedell, i* HIinote, Mr, end Mm W. Hltebeock, of Nebraska, i Bed Vm Lew reset, of Oh ft The ITnlitet wee ?hied | fa disposing (lie hospitalities of the Executive Mention by bit daughters, Mm Patterson ud Mrs. Stover. Indian Aftlrs. In s recent letter to Uit Secretary of War, an officer of the army on doty In Upper Texas states that the Indian traders la that country were supplying the Indiana with arms and ammunition, and that the Indians were hoard ing up the powder and lead for the outbreak that they believe will occur m the spring. He aayt that the trader on the Kiowa and Comanche Raeervailon has equipped several bands of the Coinanches with revolvers. The superintendent of these tribes, now In Washington, re presents that thess statements ot the officer are erro neous, and that very few of theee Indiana, except the chiefs, are armed with revolvers. He has just submitted to the Commissioner of Indian Aflairs for ap. proval a list of goods for shipment to the trader In question, it being the duty ot the superintendent to examine all invoices of goods to be sokl to the Indians, and in fifteen thousand dollars' worth of goods ibare ware but a half dozen revolvers, two hundred pounds of lead and flva kegs of powder. A portion of this supply of ammunition will also be sold to lbs Cb eye tines and Arapahoes, who hava the privilege of purchasing from the trader Of the Kiowa bands Tba Superintendent states that if ihslndians were all armed with firearms, instead of bows and arrows, they would not bo so destructive of life in the event of a war, be cause it would be no difflcnlt matter to cut off their sup ply of ammunition altogether, and most men who are acquainted with the Indian mode of fighting with bows and arrows would prefer totight them when armed with rifles or revolvora. Civil Rlckts Rill. The President to-day sent to the Senate a message in answer to a resolution requesting him to inform that body if any violations of the Civil Right* bill have come to his knowledge, and if so what stops, If any, hava been taken by him to enforce the law and punish the offenders. The President says th? ??JD'"Q' of any eases which come within the province of the resolution, in order that the In mi g.Kl h*T0 ?ge, I referred it to tbe hinds of the several executive departments, whose re ports are herewith communicated for the information of j the innate. W Ith the exception of the cases mentioned in tiie reports of the Secretary of War and the Attorney ; L no vlol*tlona, real or supposed, af the act to 1 which the resolution rorers hare at any time come to the knowledge of tbe Executive. The steps taken in those cases to enforce the law appear In those reports. Tho Secretary of War, under date of the 10th Instant submitted a scries of reports from the general command! ing the armies of tho l nited States, and other military officers as to supposed violation of the act alluded to In the resolution, with the request that thoy should be re ?erred to tbe Attorney General for hla investigation and ?;? ism&ssri? rrsiir In reporting to the President, towards the close of January, the Secretary of the Navy says he is not aware of any violation of the act. Tbe Secretary of the Inte rior says no Information whatever of violation or the law r?cel.ved at that department. The Secretary of ? !>? no knowledge or information on the subject of the resolution. The Postmaster Goucral says no cases have come to the knowledge of the Post Office D -partmentoT any violations of the provisions of that act The Secretary of the Treasury says he has not Atmrnei?rcnCOe.n:Zanl ?f "nT 8Uch vlolatl?08. The Attorney Gen >ral rays no report has within his knowl eoge been made to the President from that office in rela inc ? a"P v,ol?l "ns of tho act, nor is he advised that report has been made of any such violations A case bed been referred to him by the Secretary of War "l^,ve a v'0,aUon ot provision of the act which forbids a discrimination against poople of color WhhI^1*?*0^ a of tUe 8tates- Itls la? case of rJll?? Fiucher, a person of color, in the Plate of Georgia. It appears that the Attorney Oencral addressed a letter to the lulled States Attoruey for Georirin in. Sihlrt.nM b'T t0 in1ulro lDl? and immediately report' the substantia! circumstances of this cas', tho law and nrac rtra ? o^1hegmilordU'r t?hUCb'ng lb? mat,cr' "nd " fu^' ab" nl0'LtI>e Prt>s?cution throughout, stat ing particularly whether, and If so when and how the case has been adjudicated by the highest appellate ixiurt of the Ptate bavlnejarisdictlonof the matter. "You will understand." he add., -that unless your report shall President! 'iV*.*"l!""'5' '^Practicable, ihe object of the Free dent is to have the matter broasht fnr?n< NoUreMrt0nhi7 th??lprem? 0001,1 of the United PUtes." ?wi.!^?? yet rscoived from the Attorney, owing to tbe absence of material witnesses. The At wkEVbe is 001 advised of anv other case which requires Executive action under tho3e gectiona which have boen enumerated, or under any other sec tion ot the Civil Rights bill. 7 s?Fr?tarJ. ?r, w*r, under date of the 15th instant. u i? r#1,t,0? t0 what steps have been taken by that department to enforce the (ivll Rights bill So ?*?c"t'cn devolved upon the milltarv autbori tie# it was promnlgaied in military orders. The enforce n'eat of ?:d act is also one of ibe general regulations wrea"J Re!"**cs, Preodmen and Abandoned Lands. No instance, he aava, has been reported to tbe a ffleot or refusal by mllunrr officers or employes or the department to enforce, to the estent of their legal authority, the provisions of the act within their respective eetni&nda .Vd ?*?? MdSfe tal nS knowledge of titir ?ncl. n*<rU*? Ar ao tbe President, to wit i-flrst thTSsnsffor W. uSnf^ k ra'if"1?'?f a'??firo '? tho department of Virginia, dlfharge by a civil tribunal was put on con*?,aa'0?. which was dissolved ontbe ground of tbs want of jurisdiction under tbe decision of the Supreme Court; second, the owe of Tn. Fiucher, a person of color, sentenced to the chain gang m Georgia as s vagabond, wbioh was referred to the Attorney funeral, aud is now under his direction and oharge, third, tho case of Perkins, in the Mate of Texan, where protection to a colored man from alleged Hiatal ecu under odor of civil authority ww affbrdid CTe Assistant Commissioner of the r^me^Buroau ud hi j action approved by the War Department. No other reports of the violation of tbs act hava been made to tbe President by the -eereiary, and tbe letter concludes w follows"Reports by mtliiary commanders of crimes and offences commuted against I reed men and others in their reepoctlT# commands hare beea made to this depart ment, and referred to the Attorney General for hit "P'B'oa.on lh* appropriate remedy. Whether tbev or Fan, unab???m * rl#4aU0M * ,ha ?*? R'?b" bill V n*i TT.!i*'T ot War ??clow? ? private copy of order No. 44, dated Jniy 8, IHM, addressed to department dMtriot and post eommauders In the States latsly ia re! belllon, directing them to arrest all pen?ons wL ha7e i'h* rhar?f'd with the cotumlesloa . . offences asatnst officers, agents, citizens and inhabitants of the United States, Irrespective of .' ilL.0***" wta0f* civil authorities have railed neglrMed ar sr? onabie to arrset and bring to trial soch parties, and to detain them in milltarv confinement until SnL * JWP*' Jud'ctal tribunal may be ready tad of this "*i pro"'Pt ?fiforvement of this order ie esquired. The above order was issued by commend iff Lieutenant General Grant. There is no subeenu' nt order to show that it has been revoked. Ittciprtml Relations Bttirm (he Called .Hi a lea and British Provinces. The Sooretary of 8tata to-atght transmitted ta the Senate the report of B. H. Derby, who waa tpactally charged with the investigation, ta aooordaaee with a resolution of last July, of Uta practicability of establish tog equal reciprocal relatione between the United Statea aad the Britieh provinces, and alee of the queetieaef the fisheries. The report embraces a history of tho liberies, a statement of tho righto of the United Statea ta them, the decision of the British government cos taming our right to the baye of ready aad Chalaar. a description of tbo rlimate and resources Of tho country between Canada and thi Pacific ocean, the its.'let Ice of the previaoea, cotnperieeo of the oust of ship building la Canada and la tbta ooo airy, tho eftota of the exciuaioa of lostro wool npoa our amuffotaroto of worsteds, statemeal of the commerce of St In Item Br one wick, aod ether maitef* connected wilt v?* reiatioai of the two aoua trtea Be flsnom tho Osher,'** * ?*?*' Wo* ?? ?M* enaatry, proridtag tin ta ease f^bt* ??*???. ,B< **rving M schools to roif WO educate s body to &?r |r**o??n He statea, A a atriEagllacl, that Canada g^f?t?bou,,^ of Id per tan thh very mm) dtaeoaWane sal eat ??vE? nac4 ^e commencement of tbo eeatufy, ateboogh hor Ishsrmsa are exempted from dutiee aad have the flaherleo at thatrvfatos. Ha i sperm that the eblpyaida of the Frortacea annually furnish two hundred thousand tons of shipping* sad bar a supplied nearly eao-fonrth of tho ships that float under the British flag. Ha suggests that translnrs of Aaserioaa ships to Britieh flags hare been punished aufBetentiy, and Should no lougor bo ex cluded from our registry. Ho does not recommend, however, the ad mil on of v ease Is to oor registry aad coasting trade. It la ehowa that the stumpage daty for marly paid In New Brunswick for every tree felled is replaced by an export duty of twenty cento per ton on pine timber aad twaaty oaata per tbooaaod on pine planks, by which a tax la levied oa American timber entitled lo the free navigation of the Bt. Johns rtvsr. This daty yielded flgl.MS '* ISM It la asked, "is not this aa evasion of the Ash bur ton treaty f" Tho merchants of tho Provinoeo, ho states, fled tho great market for their piodaettoaa act la Great Britain, bat la the United Pules. Mr. Derby ialiasatee hie belief that the Provinces an roady to negollaU a new treaty ea eqoltahle terms He pro poses aa a basis for aa anaagamaat throe schedules covering tbo chief productions of each ooaatry, vis:?A provincial free Hot, a United Mates free list aad a rye, buckwheat, pilotim, Bah, minerals, dies, brtcka, glue, gtesaware, lemhar, machinery TIM Additional Boaaty. Under the act df the fltth of July, ISM, whloh an ion aes additional l>ooaty to oaltstod moo, thooo who ero promoted before tho expiration of their terms of ^plrnest arp MHpb BtlHrt ff the rslisf tf Bt Secretary of War, to whom was assigned by the law In qoNtldi the duty of making regulations ui regard to ths additional bounty tharein authorized. The Korraachumt* ?? New York Harbor. A misprint or rerhal error in the New York papers of this morning renders it necessary to repeat what General Humphreys says in an official report, namely "Serious encroachments are now in progress from the New Jersey shore, consisting mostly of wharves, wagon roads and extension of the shore by driving piles and Oiling be tween them, which constructions are carried on by the New Jersey Central Railroad. Ho deems these opera tions injurious to the New York harbor." The word telegraphed was "deems," not "denies," as printed. Personal. A. T. Stewart and Thnrlow Weed arrived in town this morning. Taxes Paid by National Banks. The following statement of lbs amount of taxes, fed eral and State, paid by national hanks in the year end ing December 81, 1888, has been submitted to Congress by the Secretary of the Treasury, In answer to a resolu tion of the House:? Federal taxes?1Tax on circulation and deposits $6,145,401 Tax on dividends, surplus, Ac 2,924.637 Totsl $8,006,938 State taxes?Levied for State, county and municipal purposes 7,849,451 Total amount of taxes federal and State. .$15,iq9,889 Important to Pension Claimants. On the 1st of January last the Commissioner of Pen sions lssoed instructions to applicants for increase of. pension under the acts of June 0 and July 26, 1888, di recting them and their agents to withhold the original certificate In applications filed after that date. This wise, precautionary measure has b'on very generally observed; hut owing to the vast number of applications filed prior to January 1, the Commissioner has deemod it proper to issue the following circular directing the return of the original certificate In all cases that cannot be adjudicated before the 4th of March proximo, that the pensioners may be able to draw the semi-annual stipend then due. Psssion Officii, Feb. 15, 1887. As It will be Impossible for all tho applications already filed in this office under the acts of June 6 and Ju'y 25, 1888. fbr Increase of pension, to be adjudicated before the 4th of March next, the original certificates, in cases that cannot be adjudicated before that date, will be re turned to the agent or the claimant direct, that the amount which will be due thereon at thai date may be drawn. Certificate No. ?, herewith enclosed for the above purpose, should be returned to this office as soon afterpayment as practicable, endorsed " Returned cer tificate." JOSEPH H. BARRETT, Commissioner. Freedmen'i Affairs In Florida. Colonel Sprague, of ths Seventh United States In fantry and Assistant Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau for the district of Florida, has submitted a re port to Commtfsloner Howard for the month of January, la which he gives a general idea of freedmen's affairs throughout that district for the last year, and states that its expiration has brought with it many results satis factory to the freed in en of Florida. He ssys One of the strongest evidences of the freed man's ap preciation of his position, irrespective of labor, is the manner in which tho celebration of emancipation on the 1st of January was conducted In the principal towns throughout the State they assembled in large bodies. Processions paraded the streets, bearing the United States banner. Meetings were held and addressed by the agents of the Ruroau, and the day ended in dances and suppers. All things were conducted with decorum, and tiie use of intoxicating drinks was restricted. AC night thay returned quietly to their homes upon the neighboring plantations. The consideration of the wtiite men for these displays was n convincing proof to the ob server that the citizens of this State are beginning to realise that rrecdraen, properly controlled by judicious laws and kind treatment, are to restore tbe'State to Its former prosperity. Freedmen are still arriving from South Carolina and Georgia, seeking labor, and muny.aie entering land under the Homestead bill. Colonel Sprague concludes bis report by saying The condition of this Stale is generally quiet and pros perous). It has been my endeavor to koep all qusstions relating to tho freedmen ont of the conrts of law. and have reported to arbitration with succeta When freed men have been arrested under municipal laws they have been ptuufhed severely by fines and imprisonment. Time and prosperity will, however, regulate these evils, and as communities, families and individuals feel the neces sity of ths colored man prejudices will subside, old as sociations will he renewed. Kindly relations most pre vail without the feollugs of servitude, and mutual re sponsibilities will Insure justice in the courts of law, and legislators will see the necessity of enacting judicious lawn to insure the prosperity of the State. nunmrtiian ol rrtr.m in the Colombian C'onrta-Mr. Hnvnrd Prnteata Against M se nder it's Decree. The following not* has boon oddrooaod by Mr. Seward to Oonornl Balzar, tho Minister of the United States of Colombia ? DBPAKmaT or Brain, WjsnocuTov, Fob. 13, 1M7. Sin?Tbo attention of this government boo boon drawn to a decree upon the adjudication of maritime pries* made by tbo President of the United States af ColomMa at Bogota on the 17th of November, IMA* which decree is understood to have been officially promulgated at that capital By tbo aforementioned decree It is declared, first, that the cruisers Of the allied republics of the Pacific in (be war with Spain mar carry thair maritime prisee into eny port of the republic of Colombia, bat their adjudication shall belong to the Supreme Federal Court, conformably to the national constitution and law, it being understood that the fact ot bringing In the prizes shall be proof of the acquiescence of the sovereign of the oeptcr that they shall be a (Hedged by the said tribunal. It la declared by mid decree, secondly, that the cruisers ef Spain id the war mentioned may carry their prisee Into the ports of the republic sf Coloaeb'a and that thair adjudication shall belong to the Supreme Federal Court, it being understood that the feet of brisglng lbs prisee in shall he proof of the ac quiescence sf Spats that they may be adjudged by said tribunal It is declared by mid decree, thirdly, the! the liigheet political authority of the port In which any euth prize may arrive shnll require the captor to preeeut the sea papers of the vessel or property captured, sad shall proceed immediately to examine the offlorrs and mariners, which proceeding, proofs taken and original documents of the captured vessel shall be aa soon as practicable, reported to the supreme federal court, that it may take jurisdiction of the case. It is declared by said decree, fourthly, that the captured vaaaela that may be declared good prise by said .court may bo said In the ports of said republic of Colombia. It la the opinloa of this government that ihn decree of the President of Colombia in all Ha parts, thai re cited, abeolutoly contravenes (he law af nations, which devolves upon the sovereign of the captor exclusive jurisdiction over prises and the responsibility lo parties concerned for tbo just end lawful escrows of that juris difttlOB. The President lo of opinion, farther, that the exclusive Jurisdiction cannot be either directly or indirectly dele gated or ooavsyed to any frsign Power, whether an ally or neutral, and that ae each ally or neutral ana in any way aoqslrs jurisdiction over prises made by a bslHger ont in any such manner aa Is specllisd or indicated is nld rtooro# Tlia government of the United States is obliged lo sap pose It possible that vim lis, papers or other property sf citizens of the United States amy, by mesne of capture or otherwise, bo found In tho ports sf the republic of Colombia, and be sntpected to prnnsadlngs af soma sort. Judicial or otherwise, under the said decree. The Presi dent, therefore, deems it his doty to snaosnoo to all tbo belligerent pantos concerned, as wsfl as to the United states of Colombia, that it Is haM hp this government that tho decree la tha respects rod led in entirely anil and void aa sgalaat the United Statea, and thai it may ha expected that the said daotoe and all proceedings under it will ha regarded by this government, including its. several executive sad judicial authorities, as having no effect upon cttlneaa of tho United States, or upon vassals, papers or ether property belonging to i I avail myself of this opportunity to rsttow lo yon tho aaearaauaa of my meat distinguished consideration. VlLLIAM M. MWABIi. Lssesrd Hayek. ??.Pre?idisl of tho Sfior ok?to* Wsllssal Bsak< Molmaod as Sell. Yesterday Leonard Hayek, into Prss&wt f? the **" shante' National Bank, sf this city, wha has Snadia tbo county jail en a sharps of embattling iM fkads of tha Bhak, was raleassd on giving ball la the ana. J *n m k o?-? ,, (Istf?4 ktatM Hwpffaas CJwnrf. la tha Unttad Btadm Onprimi Court to-day tkff follaw lag oaaa was proeaaded with:?Wo. 14B?The lessee of Croxal, plaintiff in error, vat Sherwood, (Realty.) Ar Tha Public Lands. Returns raooivad by tha Oommiasloasr of the Gsoeral Load Offiss oxhtbtt that twenty.one thsamsd two hsa dred and thirty-tear acres of public lands wars disposed of during tho month sf Jaaoary last at the land office at Tiarawe Oily, Mich. Tha grantor portion of tho load was located with Agricultural College scrip, and the re mainder was taken under tha Homestead art for actual settlement and cultivation, or sold fbr cash sad located with military warranto TH1BTT-HISTH 00HGRB88. aim Wismmto*. Fab. 19, 1MT. warn introduced and refer red. Among rthssn, one by Mr. Stnmsn, (rep.) of Mass., easing that colored regiments la the rogalar my bo effi eared by colored men, which was roferrod to tho MUitary Committee. Mr. Bo nana also prwintil tho primillafi of tho Boathsm Loyalists la favor of tha LeaMaae bill, and against tho fihwmsa Mil of the lea at*. It waa ordered to Hi lyw ill# tiMc. rwm TWftnui of omn bill. At a quarter part twelve the Clerk of the Heqeo as poMffffo tho agreement of tho loess to tbo report of the conference committee on the bill to regulate the tenure of office. It now goes to the President. |\yU*T IN KU.ATIi.N TO or* niNtttTKa TO PORTTK3AU Mr. Sumner otier. <1 a resolution calling on tbe Presi dent to inform tbe Senate 1/ there had heeu auy corree pondenoe between ihe Department of State anil the Min ister resident at Portugal with reference to hie salary or compensation; also to inform the Sena'o If such Mn later bw received any compensation for his services since the act of last summer denying him such compensation, and if so, out ef what fund he nas been paid. Tbe resolu tion was armed to. movwtoN ron ar fundino Kiise or nrrt. Mr. Aethont, (rep.) of R I , Introduced the following joint resolution, which was referred 10 tbe Committee on Finance:? Resolved, That in all eases where a national bonk has paid or may pay in excess of what may i>e or has been found due from such bank on account of the duty required to he paid to the Treasurer of the United States, the hank no having pu'd or poylng such excess of duty may state an account therefor, whtch 00 being certified hv the Treasurer of the United States and fouml correct by the Kirvt Comptroller of the Treasury, shall he refunded In the ordinary mariner by warrant on the Treasmy. Lawn tit' rn. Mr. Corners, (rep.) of Cai., moved to take op the bill to qutot titles to lands in tbe town of .Santa Clara, Cali fornia Mr. Stum said be should object If It would take any time. There was a bill of great political urgency pond ing in the Senate, known as tbe Louisiana bill, which it wee important to pass. Mr. CoNNira hoped Mr. Sumner would not shake the gory hoad of tbe Louisiana bill at everything that came up. Hie bill would not take much time. Tlie bill named by Mr. Connees was then taken up and passed. safety or rAH*i:NorRs on rtfam yngovta Mr. M< roan, (rep.) of N. Y., called up the bill amenda tory of the act to provide for tbe saloty of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled In whole or In part by steam, to regulate tbe salaries of steamboat in spectors, and for other purposes, phicb was considered and passed. The bill provides that the section of tbe get referred to be so amended that vessels naviga'lug tbe wators of the Unl od Slates, subjo-l to a foreign Power, and engaged In foreign trade, not owned by a citizen of tbe United States, shall bo subject to regulations consistent there with, established for tho government of steam vessels, as provided in tho twenty-ninih section of an act relating u> steam veevels, approved August 30, 18(12; und -'very a"ago>ng steamer subject to the navigation laws of the United states and to the regulations aforesaid shall wh-n under way, excopt on the high seas, be under the con trol of pilots licensed by the Inspectors of steam vessels,

vessels of other couotr.es and pnbl c vessels of tbe United States only excepted; provided that nothing herein shall he construed to annul or effect nny regula tions established by Mate law requiring vessels entermg or leaving a port in such State to take a pilot duly licensed by the laws of such State, or of a Stole situate upon tbe waters of the same port. NAVAL OFFICERS KRNTOHKD TO THE ACTIVE LIST. Mr. Sherman, (rep.) of Ohio, called up the House bill to restore Lieutenant Joseph P. Fyffe to the active list of the navy, which was passed Mr. Hendricks, (dem ) or Ind.callad up a bill to re store Lieutenant Commandor S. L Breeae, of tho navy, to the active list, which wu" passed after an expression of disapproval from Mr. <>rtmes, (rep.) of Iowa THE RECONSTRUCTION RILLS. At forty minutes past one o'clock the Clerk of the JJmise announced the action of the House on the bill to provide a more efficient government for the insurrec tionary States. Mr Wit 1.1 ams, (rep.) of Oregon, moved that tbe Snnato insist ou its amendments to the He onstruction bill, and agree to the conference called for by the House. Mr. Oomom* hoped it would not be done. Ho thought It was too important a bill to entrust to a conference committee. It should be considered w ith deliberation. Tito difference between the two Houses was a funda mental one, upon which a conference committee could give no additional light Besides this it was not to be conoenled that the fate of tbe bill In the other Honse was the result of not Lhe best faith on the part of tbe professed friend* of tbe measure. He should object to any compromise that could be effected. The result reached by the Senate on this subject was one of great unanimity on this (tbe republican) side of ibe Senate, and was balled with acclamations by tbe press and people of tbe country. He hoped the proposition would be discussed in open session, hi nee the House had arrived at its conclusion, be (Mr. Conness) was in favor of laying this bill on tbe tabl" and taking up- tbe Louieluna bill and adapting it to all the rebel States. Mr. Sumner asked if It was in ordor to continue to Insist without asking a conference committee Mr Sherman sn'd II was in order to decide tbe motion of Mr. Williams The Senate might even go so far as to insist upon its amendment, with an amendment. Mr. wuxxaw dkl not know upon what authority Mr. Conness bad lost confidence In a conference committee. Ho believed that bncaose the bill was Important there wan the more need of observing the usual rules of tbn Sonata. It conid do no harm to.try. If the report of the conference committee wee not satisfactory ti could be voted down. Mr. ScMNUt advocated the proposition for a conference committee as tbe only way of accomplishing the desired result Mr. Paw scar, (rap.) of Kansas, did not think It pos atbta to pass an acceptable bill at tbia stage of tha ses sion. with or without a conference committee. Mr. FufWRunt* said, as ho understood it, tho Mil failed in the House neoause the Blaine amendment, as re drawn, was thought not to afford sufficient protection 10 loyal moo. This could be remedied In a conference committee. He oonoarred In tbe belief that the amend ment did not go far enough In tha matter of safeguards, ?e preferred the Military bill as it oame from the House, without any committal as to the particular terms of re construction. Ho was unwilling to lako tha reapon nihility of insisting on tho Boosts amendment, as It might lead ts the defeat of the MIL If the oonferanoe oommlttee did not bring a satisfactory report the Senate sou Id disagree te it and nail for aa other committee. He felt that the wisest thing to do would be to see if some thing could not he arrived at satisfactory to both houses. Mr. Howard, (rap.) of Mich, regretted that Mr. Fss seoden had not stated his objections to tho Blaine amend ment while the hill was under discussion in the Senate. He (Mr. Howard) was anwilling to trust this important auMeot to a committee of oonferanoe. Such a measure as Uii? ought to bo settled by the two bouses in open session. There should be no compromising no trafflkclng such as the beat man are sometimes liable to engage in a a committee of oonferanoe. Mr. MaaswAX would, under ordinary circumstances, rote for aeommittee of conference; but it was known that the opposition to the Seaate amendment io this cane wan one that could not ha reconciled without surrendering the principles upon which the hill wmi framed. Opposi tion to the bill came from two extreme views in the Hwue?one asserting that the rebel States were now entitled to representation, and the other believing that the (eras of tha Mil were too liberal. He did not see how s conference committee could settle this (inference, and thought It best for tho >eu?te to insist stiU further on its amendment, and give the House another opportunity to agree with tho feaate. Mr. Hr*Miinca wished to say for himself that ho did not desire the President to take advantage of the ten days allowed to defeat this bill. He did not think there was any reason to believe (lint the President would de cline to sot if ho had Umo allowed him to do no. He (Mr. Hendricks) d eel red this question logo to the country to be fairly and squarely met. He should not agree to s committee of < onfareoen. The names of tho committee oa the part of the Hones did not Jaetlfy him In the hope that anything like tke Senate proposition would bo the result of the oonferanoe. Mr. Pousnor repeated his belief that tbe bill could not become a law this session, either through a conference commutes or any other wise as. Mr. Lam could ant agree te me conference oommlttee. jeotmns and presented the remedy. Mo di< wag ef doing business in the Senate. He < nee men AiZi te make their opposition I IMl elemental and fundamental principle which he was I would not agree to give up I It had been defeated in lb# I ?by n anion of forty-two democrats with s minority I I of the rapoMleaan A majority oi the republicans ef I the Hones and nearly nil tha republicans of the Senate I wore in fever of li. He wan unwilling to oompriee It. I Who doles ted the bill ? Its friends or its enemies f I Net tie friends. I Mr. Wans, (rap.) of Ohio, beliered this too graves I I matter to leave at this stage of the session to s commit- I too of oonferanoe. He did not like eonte things said by I I Mr. fsmendsn. Ho (Mr. Femenden) was present while I the debate went on, and then were restores la it oblec. I Uonable to hlm-ywt he would not oxprem bis opposition I to It. Ho (Mr. rsssiuden) ought to have stated bisfob I not Ilka this not llko to to a la tho I iSannM end then go off to make g sonaowhore alee. He I II Mr. Hade) would rather commence tft neve, and do tho I whole thing aver again, than agree to settle it through a I ooafamce oommlttee. He would rather ioetet en what I the Beasts had done and sand it ts the House. If they I sHM refused (e agree, let the ssatter drop for this session. I He Ohocld nerer give it up nntu semethlag was avreed I tg which would pe sattsfsotarr te both Hsaasa end to I the eouatry. If the JUooutructloo Committee could not I aawrswysx aLsraac: __ r? ?nt ha aappnaad Mr. Hhdn referred to I h?ftSrtMwl5? russr i: struoUon Oommitteo ant standing by MBa after they had "KT WimfeMd he did radw U Mr. Fameaden. I Mr. rsnneans said tha Military hUl waa the bin re- I ported by the Beconstrnetlnn Committee. The Blaine I amendment waa not reported from that committee. An I te hie withholding hie objections to tbe amendment, I Senators would bear him ant in the aaasrttoa that there I was a strict nndeninadlng that there would he no debate I en tbe republican side of tha ohamber. That was te be I left entirely to the other side. It wan true he had ex I iii nnsril tbe opialon since the Mil passed tbe Renate that I M did not altogether most bis approval, and that It coatd I be improved In e committee of ooaferanon This was a I rigUt with which his party obligations did not intortora. I Tha Senator from Ohio (Mr. Hade) and tho Senator from I Mich can warn bitterly apposed to tho Blalao amendment I when Brat Introduced. I Mr. Bowaro said It waa not true that he wee opposed I ts^'vnefs^'snsi^ quietly asleep la bis lodgings, pMrad on, J" h* I stood, sad fbaa avoiding e responsibility Vhfeh he I (Mr. Howard) won Id bo afraid to avoid. He understood I Mr. Femenden all along to be In favor of the Blaine I smondment. I Mr. FsasakMot said Mr. Howard must have misunder stood him. Ho regarded the Blaine amendment, from I tho Bret, as not sufficiently protecting ourselves. He I sew, however, that something of tho kind was certain I to be adopted and ho uave way to Ik Oentletnen who gloried la tho name or radicals were now lecturing him (Mr. Kessenden) for not being radical enough Referring to Mr. Howard's allusion to his abaaaco on Hatnrdny nit hi, be mid It waa very true he did net stay In the 1 Senate. He believed It was the flrst time sines be had been a aula hat of t'eagraaa, when be was net centaed to fern bed fey stnbnsm, that ha wan not hem, day and ntgbl, constantly attending the utilini ef the Senate when SMay gentlemen were dining, er sleeping, or doing something olee-anything bat attending io the Reaatn. It was the Brat time In a period of fourteen ream, stage fee bad been a member of the Senate, tiiu d? nad been absent on such an ooa sioo and it *ae rather out of pi* ? In Mr. Howard to glorify himself and make such a charge upon tun (Mr. Fc*>?udeu) alter the scr.ioe he (Mr Fsascudou) Uail ren dered iu .otting up night after n gbt in panning lull* when other .-cuatora were enjoying theinse.ves else w fie re. Mr. H'lwann disclaimed any intention of making a ebarve upon Mr. (Vaeenden. Ail he meant wan that if he (Mr. Kowenden) *a opposed lo the Hlalne amend ment be should have made niu objection* known. Mr. Waim was sorry he had given rise to line personal debate, hut he should feel himself compensated for It if Mr. t'esvendan would adhere to hie ladksaliein, as be seemed to promise. It would be quite au nriuUitloo to have h ui in favor of the radical mensvee that were yet to come. The course of Mr. Feesenden IU being silent here and then going to the House to try to def eat the bill lo.gbl be very honorable, but he Mr. Wade) did not like It. It was true that he (Mr. Made) was opposed to the Blame avnendrnent l>v itself, but when it was incor porated In the bill, as It was, be wa? in favor ot it. If he (Mr. Wade) (could be permuted lo speak of what transpired elsewhere he could show that u was not the radicalism of the Blaine amendment that met Mr. Fos rendeu'e disapproval. It was radical enough fur him then. Mr. Brown, (rep.) of Ma, stated his objections to a conference committee. The mutter-i at issue wero of too grave importance for him lo conaeut to thai. He could heartily and cordially eudorse the bill as It pas-ed the ecnate, and he wax unwilling to give up what It < untam ed or to trust il to the manipulations of a conference com ml i lee. Hr. W ii uaub said that after the views lie bad heard In th s debate he would not consent under any circum stances to serve on a committee of conference. He was anxious that ihe bill should pass as amended in the Sen ate He withdrew the motion for a committee of con ference. Mr. .SnrRNA* moved that the Senate insist on Its amendment and request the concurrence of tho House. Mr. Bi'CKaijew, (dom.) of Pa., said It would be idle to seed the bill to a conference c nnmitlo\ He would vote to sustain the dignity of the Senate. Mr. Siikruav said ir the House still insisted on ils nun concurrence he would then rote for a committee of con ference. Mr TsrifBrLL, (rep.) of III., said he never regarded the bill called the Military bill, as it came from the House, of the slightest linnortnuce. Tho fourteenth sectiou of the act amendatory of the act establishing the Freed men's Bureau provided for just as much military con trol or the South as this Military bilL It mode it tho duty of the President to protect Lnlou men, black and white, in every right, and in the enjoyment of every liberty. If this had not been done already It was use less to .repeat a law already on the statute book. He (Mr. Trumbull) thought something else beside this ought to be incorporated in the new bill, and he there fore favored the Blaine amendment. He thought it con tained everything that was required as a guarantee. It pro vided for participation by blocks as well as whites in the new government; it provided that the new constitution must be ratistied by Congress; it provided for the rati fication of the constitutional amendment He (Mr. Trum bull) regretted that Mr. Sherman had expressed himself willing to send the matter to a committee of conference if the House further insisted. He nover would agroo to submit it to a committee of conference. He regarded tho Military bill as of no ennsoquenoe. If the President would not execute the bill of July, 1800, be would nut execute this. Mr. Cowan, (rep.) of Pa , asked Mr. Trumbnll if he wished to be understood as saying that the Freedmon'a Bureau bill was not properly carried out. Mr. TRCMntiLL paid ho did not wish to be so under stood. Mr. Cowan asked if the matter was not in " your own hands"?that is, In the hands of the republican (tarty. Was nctOencral Howard at the head of the bureau! Mr. Tki'MRVLi. said it was true General Howard was at the head of the Bureau: but tho President set aside his orders fiequently wheu he or his subordinates bad at tempted to punish crime in tbe South. The President had recently pardoned the murderer of a negro in Vir ginia, and bad pardoned other criminals on the recom mendation ot tho rebel governors. Mr. Scmnxr agreed with what Mr. Tr-mbull said about the Executive. Tho great difficulties of tho present mo ment arose from tho bad roan In the Executive chain It was a saying in Catholic Europe that "All roads load to Rome." It might be said that all the acts of Congress lead to tho President ot the United .States. Mr. Su inner then argued for a conference committee, as called for by parliamentary laws and by every consideration ol justice and expediency. He did not approve of tbe bill as it stood. Like Mr. Feesoudcn, be did not think It went far enough. It had good features, which should be preserved, hut it was lacking io other respects. It did not prevent the participation of the rebels in the work of reconstruct "?w'r HHuriN Mid )(r Sumner went home on Saturday ?i?hi and^d uot fst*y to cast hi* role or to offer any ameudiuente. This bill contained all that Mr. T (? t.(a friends had aver cllkBld. Uwfriacklatd tha Mark* Mdgavetoe ballot to ovary black man in tho South But now it was objected that It Aid not dtefrau cli ise the w 1bite*. The people of Ohio did not demand imch disfranchisement. Th's Congress wo>nd nevar agree to It. Tlila bill dbftanchlaee the leading under th* constltuUonal amendment, and *? not "??* i u? thouabt it waa an much *? * geueroua nooufo had * right to demand, and whan an attempt waa C?t^def\at.uch a h.li ^fell? '<? cb^o"ht ing the oppositlou a? unju?t and unnatural WUA to bo *ati?tled without further exact^ fro^ tha ??<? nlbala Thee had that their property* lueir frienda? everything they hold dear?and the pe*fW ofthe North <Ud not demand their disfranchisement a they rejec.cd to. urras oon Iained in the hill thi*Toagr*?* could nrert State governments with negro vote* alone, but at toam wm no naoemlty for euch vigorous maa aures. If bit voice oould reach the South to-day he mfnuCCitthroe kfc!7to take tho vote and 5LldSt^e?aU of thebllL He hoped It weuld go bank ?to? Houmind iTpHed, or amiuded *o that it could ^Mr'cowiS rose to replyto the char^fromMrTrain bull that the President had not executed the Freed men ? Bureau bllL He read a communication drawn from the President la response VhiT^'^as *t!IXng of the lftth of jASOMTf int. White M Wm* i|HiaK*Of oi ?w nlimber of murders alleged on tlie radical tide of U?a chamber toibav# bean committed In the South ho was tntenmpted by llr. Saulabury, who .aid that murder waa not the highest crime that oould be committed, and ij uha to irnow how mftnv divorowi ihoro had boon r. h^b??U New Hampshire and ^nectlcu. Ilztuahtor.) Mr. Cowan oontlnned N? reading from a communication from the '^SolS* mmMnied the response of the President to me reeoiu tlon^f luoulrv, and alleged that U proved that there waa adequate" protection for life ami property la the Wh Referring lo the Philadelphia Convention, tie Mid If Senstoin on Ui# radical aide had aono 10 it ih?y would notnow be bearing aloft the t^ordltoor^ Thara were two ef theee conventions held, and it waa not hard to tell to which one a gentleman could have gone without losing his ?elf rcepecr Cowan Mr D (oi.ittls, (rep I of Wta., interrupted Mr. t-owan to mad *^uer iron. Lexngton, Vs., from a termer u,em her of ConzreM to the ad ct that order generally pre ? led and th* laws are aa well administered a. the writer ha" known them to be lor the I**1. Also aletlor from a former member of the New York uSiture, now a resident of Alabama, to the same ""ui" WiiAUMf. in roplv te Mr. Doollttle, read from the testimony of (ienoral ciistor before the RwwnWucUen Committee, .liegiug a eplrlt of iawleaeneaa and crime tu the Stole of Texas. JtSSRSSU ? !mto rf ab IxSfTonla rotation to Mr. Hamilton, of ?,Vc?uI?d to a letter road by Mr. Itoohuto r*i5?a/ rurtber debate the ?enatc instated upon It* ^SSjStZ* .Jton minute* part Ave o'clock took a recta tin balf-paat aeven. Kvenluc fteaelon. ooMMvaMarmra rnoM ma manruitw._ The Casta laid betere the Senate the reeponae of the tv Mid mi to the roaotatien of inquiry, Whether any vlo totW^tb^OvllR^hta bill were known to have oc ^uVJTA and if eT whlt had been done to bring the oflbnd 21 ? toSil It wee ordered to b# prieted Atoo a commnaleetlon from the Proeidejilon theironewklof the reciDroclty treaty, which waa ordered to be printed, cscutnoro nomrrr snro ron ootoaao . Mr. Wiie.'t oalled up a.bill to ^egniaie the deposition nt an unclaimed bounty fund for colored troop* to >jr einla end North Caroline, by directing ita investment for g'uarsrt.^'rarry.i.- .i?? >? ^S^SSSXSi, ? Mr Wneo* called up a bill to extend to ?????' ??* c?r* and offloer* on the retired Hat, the benelli of the additional cation for every Ave yearn ear vice, which was considered and laid over, waa ACCOnrni or auvt ramaercna. Mr. Wneon called up a bill *???***"?? J?* S.-SSS4S ^.o?2%?S!'JZSSXXt* w? n> ?? ?viA'srtJB... ~ .~r? ? "Byroqneut toe bill wm laid oror fur toe present. t .npuTimt or rnouaon ? ?nw muxioo Mr. WIlSftSKi up a bill to ^M^ftmaC. h"t toe *y*J*? J^SSTTaSnto^fSSSe toV^ the beldlug efa^r ijrue. ^J^2^3habl. by e rjrz as.gs.-sr.isr~?.. .?? "T"?m Mr Wimov nIH np a bill In relaUon toeflleenief sSErsB augs?r?s s Toluotetre aball be eoxi^ P."^ Mr. ^ WWJ" f! ^iiTbiu^wtoe tempornnr ,JSSTmS JKto.?<^ It preVidea aa fellow*:-' . , , *?,. ^^Crriffrommntatlto ?? ,h. setuemrnl of th* aeeounW ?f ^enlMtod ?? ?? 1***9. Th.? allowance to be made for he period covered by such toiprii-onmriit. Su'. 4. Tlwt so uiucb of section ?efeu of the net, entitled ' An act In ineroese .11J lis ih>- miiiury nosce ??zirtOln-bment ol (be I nil- I approved Jul)' J". lt*'*i. aa provides for (ha cication of fifteen b?:U for Lrnpnie* or mlbury prett la* MM Mm same la Mebf repealed; but the build at the Military Academy ahali remain as lew ectablubed. w. 5. I bat Hrctiort one of the 'art providing for a i-elter eeganizatlou of the military estabHshment," approved Au guatS, l*6l, authorizing the J're.ldeut to m>, onu an Assist ant Secretary ot War. lie and Is hereby repealed. rise. S. That so much of the act entitled "An act tn in crease aud t)a the military peer ? e-ub irhaeut o( the United Stat*.,"' approved July AH, Itttri. aa r-la'ea to the promotion of asslst.nl surireons after three years' service shall be aiie-iided si u m read and personS who have served ai aurgeons or aaaisutiit surgeons tliren years In the volunteci force shall be eligible for prunwtluu to the grade of cap tain." . Sac. 7. That the set entitled "An act more effectual!) to provide for the national defence by establishing a uniform militia low throughout the United States." approved May 8, I799. and the several acie amendatory thereof, be and they ay hereby amended bv striking out the wont ''white. " flsi/s ?j T1..I ? ..I.-II l.? . l.as ili.tw nf I It* rtH.s'MPM nf thfl R Sec. 1. That it shall be the duty of tbe officer* of tho army and navy and of the Kieedmeu'a Jtureau to prohibit whip ping or maun tig of the person ea a punishment for any crime. misdemeanor or offence by any pretended civil au thority In auy Slate lately lu tebelitou until the civil govern ment o. that Stale th.ill nave been rostored and shall have been recognized by the rongres* of the United Stales. 8co. 0. That ail militia forces now organized or iu service in Virginia, North Carolina, South faro Ina, Ueorgta, Florida. Alabama, Imuisiatia. MiselseiptU ami Tezaa he orthwitli disaimed end disbaodeJ, and thai the further 1 forthwith disaimed end disbanded, and that the further or fomzation. aruii g or calling iutn service of the said militia oices or any part thereof is hereby prohibited, under any clrcumateueea whatever, un 11 the saiuc shall be authorised by Coptireaa, and it shall bo tlie iluty of Hie department commanders to enforce the provisions of this section. Mr. Wneox moved an additional section, that military storekeeper* shall have the rank of captain, and that poet chaplains may bo appointed by the Prealdent, by aud with the advice and consent of the Senate, to rank next Pehiw n major. Which was adopted. Mr. Hariub, (rop.) of N. Y., moved *0 to amend the first section that the increase shall count for two years from July, 1800, Instead of July, 1807. Agreed to. On motion of Mr. Hendricks tho section directing the Freed meu's Bureau otUcere to prevent whipping and maiming was h rirken out. On tuoiimi of Mr Hkmihicks tins last section of tho bill was stricken out. It provides for the dlslandmeut ot all tlie militia in the robol States. The bill aa amend d wag passed. Pl'HLIC PARKS IS TUK DISTRICT. Mr. Brown callod up the bill Tor the establishment of a public purk in tire Uistrit t of Columbia It appoints a commission to negotiate for tlie purchase ol suitable tracts of land, and report to the next Con reus. It wag debated and passed over unlit to inertow. Several private btlis from the Military Committee were considered and passed IMI'RISOSMKSI VOR PKKT AB lJSOKDt Mr. Poland called up ilie bill supplementary to tho sevornl acig, abolish up' imprison nmu for debt, which was passed, and tha Senate at half-past ten o'clock adjourned. HOUSE 07 EEPBESEHTATIV1S. Washington, Feb. 19, 1807. The House met at eleven o'clock with a full attend ance of members and crowded galleries. The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Chap lain, Mr. Boynton, in whiub, after allusion to the t arioua propositions of reconstruction tbat were pending, he said tbat one must be better than the rest, and suggestod that that best one should be Indicated by Divine Provi dence, who only knew what measure was the best. He expressed the hope that tt.ore would be mutual con cession* among all the friends of the right, lest the ene mies of the right might have occ tsiou to rejt?-<>. A UOVSKNMKNT VV.BSKI. TO CORVKT St'l'PUKS TO THfc SIIf. F WRING t'OOR IN TIIK FOCTM. The Journal of yesterday having beeh read, Mr. Banks, (rep.) of MasR, asked leave to introduce a joint resolution directing tho . ecretary of the Navy on application of contributors to assign one of the vessels of the United States for the transportation of supplies of food and cluthing to Charleston, Savannah and Mobile for the use of that portion of tlie people of the bouthern Stale* which may be sulTering from the failure of crops and u<her causes, under such regulations aa may by the Secretary of the Navy be prosciibcd. Mr. Scalding, (rep.) of Ohio, objected to the introduc tion of the joint resolution at this lime, lest it might give rise to debate. rim l".ION AND C1NTRAI. PACIFIC RAILBOADR. The Spbakkr presented o communication from the Sec. rclsry ol the Interior, tn answer to a House resolution of the lath of February, relative to the rules by which the beginning point of the claim of the L'atou and Central PaciUc lluilroads was ascertained. TBfc M1LI1ARY RKCUNi-TIU < TION NIL. The House then proceeded to the consideration of the act for the more efficient government ol the rebel Stales. Tbe tiirtASKK stated the order of tlie ponding ques tions, as being first on the motion or Mr. Spalding that the House concur iu tbe Semite amendment, aud sooond that the House non-concur aa itoved by Mr Stoveua Mr. SrevuNS, (rep.) of Pa., asked whether, If tbe House refused to concur, that did not leave his motion to non concur tad for a committee of conference agreed to. The -ipKAKEii replied in the negative. Tbe motion would bave to ><e put on asking a committee of confer ence, became if the House non-concurred and the bill went back to the Senate, the Meuato might recede from its amendment and there would be no nuceeelty for a Qomm Uee of conierenc *. Mr. Ki.dmik k, (dem.)of Wis., moved that the whole subject be laid on the table Mr Asm nr. (rep.) of Ohio, suggested that it wan tbe nuanintoue agreement ot tbe House last night that the rote should be taken this morning without any dilatory motions. Tho Sprakkr did aot regard the motion to Jay on tho table as a dilatory motion; If no bo would not entertain Mr. Ei.nnroox withdrew the motion. Mr. Stoks*. (rep.) of T?nu., asked unanimous consent to read a telegram which he had jest received from Tea Mr. SrAtorx? and a number of demeonta instantly arose and otyivc-J. Mr. Sroaaa trio<l to say that be wanted to show what loyal in-n could do wbea they-had the Oontrot of the corernmeut, but his votoe wae drowsed ia a tumaltaene call of order. The telegram which Mr. Stokes wanted to sand was as follows: Messrs. Hioctt, Fowi.se A Aisru, OsprteL Washington:? Negro KuflYsge bill is now a law. Passed Senate It area, 7 nay a. J. J. N'lAB. The House proceeded to vole on the question of con currence and the motion wae negatived?yeas 78, nays 08, the demscrats mostly voting in the negative. Ho the ameudment was non-concurred la, and then the motion for e committee of conrereaoe wee agreed to without discussion. The following Is the vote In detail:? Yass?Messrs. Alley, Allison. Ames. Anderson, Ashley of Nevada. Hnkar Baldwin. Barker, Benjamin, Hid well, Blue h?tn, Blaine, lllow. Buektand, Buudy, Clark of Ohio, Cook, Cullom, Darling Davis, Dawes, 1 k-frees, Delano, Doming Dodge, hgglrnon, Faruaworih, Ferry, Mrtswold, llart, Hill, Hooper, Hubbard of IV. V., Ilubbell of OUIo. Hulburd. Kasson. Ketebam, 1.1(1 In. Luwrenoe of Fa., Lawrence of Ohio, Lonaycar, Marvin, Mayoard, Mclndos, Mr gee, Mo Rusr. Milter, M'stilisad, Morris, Urth, Patterson, Plants, Pomerny, I'noe, llarmond, Rlre of Mass., Kloa of Ms., IU4 llns, Boustesu, Sobenck. npsnUliug. Stlllwell. Taylor of Tenn.,'. Thayer. Frsucti Thomas, John L. Thomas, Upson, Van llorn of N. Y., Washburn of Mass., Welkar, Wbs'.ey, Wilson of lows, and Woodbiiilge?78. Nava? Meaara. A neons. Ann-It. Ashley *nf OMo, Basks, Baxter. Besuiaa, Hsrgrn Bautwell, lioycr, Hraudegee, Brom well. lln-omsU, ' an ipbell < linnVr, Clarke of Kansas, Cobb, Cooper llswson, Dvnisoii. llo uUy, Diiggs. Dumont, Kl drtdgr. Kl ot, Parquhar. Ft- k. Hi. drr-ir, tTriueell, Harding ol Kentucky, Ilardltig of Illinois, Harris, llawklns, Hayee, Henderson, Hlghy. Hiss li?? i. Hotcbklat, Hubbard of New York. Hnhuardof Cnuwt ut, Hubbali of New York, Humphrey, tinnier, IngcnuCI. Julian, Kelley, Kelso, Kerr, Kooutx. KtiykMdajiL listlrim, Id) Blond, Lefts ish, *?i, l.TDch, Vefbtill MoOnl! ' >. Msrrwr, Moulton, My Newell, hi..lnck, Nichols.. o'N'sll, Paine, Psrhaak pa. I'lke, Kadfrro. itand.ili Kilter, Kugara, Rosa, Hawyer. scokatd. Hhanklln, alieln. " fcer, flllgreavaa, Blosn, Ktarr, Htsvena, Siokes. Tuber, ley! . of New York, Thorn em. .Newell, bi.-isck, McSol-? Phelps I'lke, Radford. Kandali " wjer scokald. Mhanklln, aiiol arr, Htevena, Stokes. Tatar, lay! . of Ns . ion. Trim hie, Trowbridge. Tan Aornsm. Van Barn df Mis souri. Ward of Kentucky. Ward of New York, Warner, Wontworth. Williams, WlJeso of Pennsylvania, Wtadem, and Wnghl?4"7. Messrs. Stevens Sheila harper and Malna warn ap pointed iho Committee of Conrsrsaos on the part of too Bouse. ran Ttntrnn or ornon mix. Mr. Scnroca, (rep. I ot Ohio, from the Committee of Conferenc e on the bill to regulate the tenure of oflaoy ?ado a report. the mine that was acted on la tfea Beanie yesterday, loakimi the pruvl- oos of the bUI apply la Cabinet ufflrcr.. who ? an not ho removed from oOaa daring the term ol tlio President woo appelate them, exoept with the c .seen! ol the Senate. Urn vote wan taken by yens and nays on agntang to the report, nod ti was agreed to?yeas IIA "*f ???? strict parly vole. vxi tissp rxni (wnwo <w m cmnrm Mr. Wasd, (rap.) of N. Y.. ?? axctiwd fTO? narvlaytta the soleot com mi I tea * *">."***!? WraawnrtB's rosef ifon aa to ?"ret meeting! ef mem ber* plighted to resist Impeachment Ac. tar (units tenon*') trio* au. Mr Kaows. (rep ) of Iowa, from the Committee aa Anpropriatio is, reported hack, tader Instructions af the House the Indian ApproprlaH u Mil. After two hours' dismast <m on the varleea Items the Mil was passed. roaeaN'avms or BaiLirva ana mixa* Mr Mavnasu, (rep.I of Tenn., from tho Committee of Conference oa the House Mil, dxlng the compensation of taUHD sad criers in the District of (atumbia, made a report, which wae agreed to. Tho point la dttputo wae ea a section in reference to aotarlee public, the Beanie, within* to rotate the prevletoaef the present law, which limits the number to twenty-Bve. Tho Oommtuee of Con ference concurred la that view of tha Haaate. xxacmva rows trmcATtana. Tha Snunaa presented a massage from tho Proeident, as follows :? Transmit ting letters (Tom tho Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of New Mextoe, with me me rials requesting oertaln appropriation* Ret erred to tho t ommtttee <>n Appropriations. lanasmUiing a report from the Secretary of State aa to the States which had ratified tha constitutional amend ment since the lest report furnished. Them Metm ero Indiana, Ohio, Illinota, Minnesota and New York. Also a telegraphic despatch from Amsterdam, New York, annouaothg the death of Samuel ^ I set soldier of the Revolution, yesterday, at, KdieMirg, Saratoga county. Knlered on the journal eftne House, tan bill vo oaoamaa raa N*Ti(>VAt tm-rm. ^ The Hones than proceeded to Mil morning hour, commencing at ihr?o " M'^ to provide fur orgaalxtag, arming rod o*?W^ militia. __w or the Committee Mr. HAantira, (rep.) ? J"*TT^ied the bill The on the Militia, explained end ndir*J" ^ ib? frMew bill eonetsta of thirty ag MCtioee, cf un.ro ? idg u? the motrt Important- ^ aeottee eae orovldm that ?hteMMlH^ ral(sd taMm^ov aBMOlblTw been bora tw sstajsiyei w urn j absn havs d^smtlsumril sg ^ ?otuallv ro?sd_st^ssy Some eluxens tkersta. er s?s |rlp4f ^%b.U ta tab" te^snrolmsat lu taeearolfed m. . OO1TTXXV0 W tbMIB fAAA