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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - November 28, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvii no. 18.wednesday morning november 28. 1877. Wii Ole no. 2112.the enquirer. Wednesday. November 28. 1x77 terms weekly 1 year.-0 115 weekly 6 mos. 65o. Daily. 1 yr.,. Day 1-f of daily. 6 months.07 cml Faran amp Mclean pub��., Cin. The Silver Bill in the Senate rho i afterwards. The Silver Bill has fared better at the hands of the Senate finance committee than could have been expected. It was not robbed of All its Efficacy. The Bill should be passed by the Congress and signed by the executive precise in As it came from the House. That would be Complete restoration of Silver. That would be re monetization. That would enable the people of the country to pay the National debt exactly As the Law and the Bonds say it shall he payable. That would invite the coining of Silver and make possible an addition to the machinery with which the business of the country is conducted. It would permit an increase of the currency of the country and though the Money of Antiquity is of less purchasing Power than the a drag Money a the Money of the sons the government credit currency it still would be a the Money that it would seem that even the robbers who thrive by making Money scarce and dear would be at a loss for arguments against this hallowed Money. But they Haven to been. The same howl has been raised against the Money of Antiquity the Dollar of the fathers that has been lifted up against the Money of the United states the Greenback. The contest is conducted not fora a value currency a As the political economists phrase it not for any principle in finance for which political economists have contended but the fight is made for the Dearest Money possible for any policy to oppress the poor the debtor classes for the promotion of the happiness of the shylock. There is no sincerity in the. Purpose of the Money lending East save the earnestness of a thief who would like to legalize his robbery. Several attempts were made in the finance committee of the Senate to kill the Silver Bill by amendments. Most of them failed. As it is a matter of great Public interest we give the Silver Bill As it was reported from the finance committee to the Senate and As it will probably pass that body a a be it enacted. Ac., that there shall to get coined at the several mints of the United states Silver dollars of the weight of 412% grains Troy of Standard Silver As provided in the of january 1837 on which shall be the devices and superscription provided by 8-Iid which coins together with All a Ilver dollars hereafter coined by the United states of like weight and fineness shall ire a Legal tender at their nominal value for All debts it and dues Public and private except where otherwise provided by contract and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed out of any Money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated to Purchase from time to time Silver Bullion at the Market Price thereof not less than two millions of doll an per month nor More than four millions of dollars per month and cause the same to be coined into such dollars and any gain or seigniorage arising from this coinage shall be accounted for and paid into the Treasury As provided under the existing Laws relative to subsidiary coinage provided that the amount of Money at any one time invested in such Silver Bullion exclusive of such resulting Coin shall not exceed ave Mill ion dollars. A Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Clare hereby the Bill As it passed the House placed Silver coinage on the same footing with Gold coinage making the coinage free. This Bill proposes that the government shall take the profit of the coinage. The House Bill said that a b might take Silver Bullion As he can take Gold Bullion to the government and that government should Coin it into dollars without charge. This Bill proposes that government itself shall engage in the business of making Metal Money for a profit. The House Bill said that the people might take Silver Bullion to the government without limit save the facilities of government for coining and have it turned into Money without Cost. This Bill declares that any difference be tween the Market value of Silver and the Silver Dollar and a coined Dollar shall go to the government. It limits the amount of Silver that May be coined to four millions per month. This is the rate at which Mcculloch began to contract the currency about twelve years ago. The Senate amendments Are obnoxious to grave objections. There is no Good reason Why Silver should not be placed on a level with Gold As to Freedom of coinage. There u no Good reason Why any artificial limit Elton d be placed upon the amount of Silver Ali it May be coined. As much As the mints can Coin if asked should be the Boundary line. We Are not among those who fear having too much Good Money in this country. There is no Good reason Why the government should be compelled by Law to buy Silver Bullion at the rate of two millions per month and Coin it into dollars whether it is needed in dollars or not. The Beautiful Laws of Supply and demand should be permitted to adjust this matter. It is not a Good precedent to establish a that the government May make its privileges in sovereignty a matter for speculative profit. The principle is wisely determined that the government will Coin Bullion free. It should not make in unjust discrimination Between Silver and Gold Bullion. If it should presently happen that this coining of Silver should he done at a loss by the government whore then would be the Wisdom of the Senate amendment compelling government to Coin Silver at the rate of two millions per Mouth this feature of the Bill is a weakness and an Ini propriety in any legislation. It is legislation for an hour whereas Laws should express permanent government policies. It is Only a few years since the Silver in the Silver Dollar was Worth in Market three per cent More than the Gold in the Gold Dollar. The Senate amendments change a Bill that expressed a Broad policy upon which for the most part the government has stood throughout its history and upon which it can altogether afford to stand Many a year to come to a temporary and narrow measure which shifting events May presently compel the government to change. Government might As it has done make a Small charge for of Ning both Silver and Gold. That course would not be open to the objections that hold against the theory of the Senate finance committee. Can not the Senate in spite of the finance committee pass the Silver Bill As it came from the House if it can not we Hope that the committee Bill will be passed. It will accomplish some temporary Relief. It will be something gained with All its defects. It is announced apparently by authority that John shaman has concluded to have or Hayes veto the Bill if it shall pass in a shape to cover the payment of the Public debt As it was contracted to be paid. Or. Hayes will have an Opportunity to Boose Between the Friendship and wishes of John Sherman and those of the american people. We will not believe that or. Hayes is so completely helpless and opinion less in Ali hands of John Sherman As to forget his allegiance to the people of his country. The resumption repeal. A vote was reached Friday in the House upon the repeal of a portion of the resumption . The repeal carried by a vote of 133 to 120. In the Peoples Branch of Congress a majority of thirteen Only could be summoned against the most enormous feature of the Sherman resumption . It was the fort amendment to the repeal Bill that was carried not the original Bill itself. The Story of the repeal legislation in this extra session of the House is matter of important history. We can judge of what we have accomplished by the record. The repeal Bill promptly Rex arted to the House from the banking and currency committee by or. Ewing was As follows a Bill to repeal the third Section of the entitled quot an to provide for the resumption of specie a be it enacted by the Senate and Hou cof representatives of the United states of America in Congress assembled that the third Section of the entitled a an to provide for the resumption of specie payments a approved january 14, 1875, and the same is hereby there was no mistaking this. The first Section of the resumption related Only to fractional currency. The second Section provided that the charge of one fifth of one per cent for converting Standard Gold Bullion into c9�11 should 110 longer he made. The third Section was the important one. The committee 011 banking and currency proposed that the entire third Section should be repealed. The fort amendment which is the repeal that was carried in the House is As follows quot that All that portion of the approved january 14, 1875, entitled �?~a11 to provide for the resumption of specie payments a which reads As follows to wit and whenever and so often As circulating notes shall be issued to any such banking association so increasing its capital or circulating notes or so newly organized As aforesaid it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to redeem Legal tender United states notes in excess Only of 1300.000,000, to the amount of eighty per centum of the sum of National Bank notes so issuing to any such banking association As aforesaid to continue such redemption As such circulating notes Are issued until there Liall be outstanding the sum of j300.000.000 of such Legal tender United states notes and no More and on and after the 1st Day of january a. D. 1879, the Secretary of the Treasury shall redeem in Coin United states Legal tender notes then outstanding of their presentation for redemption at the office of the assistant treasurer of the United states in the City of new York in sums of not less than fifty dollars. And to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to prepare and provide for the redemption in this authorized or required he is authorized to use any surplus revenues from time to time in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. And to Issue sell and dispose of at not less than Par in Coin either of the descriptions of Bonds of Tho United states described in the of Congress approved july 14, 1870, entitled a an to authorize the refunding of the National debt with like qualities privileges and exemptions to the extent necessary to carry this into full effect and to use the proceeds thereof for purposes aforesaid to and the same is hereby a this is the proposition thet was passed in the House by a vote of 133 to 120. The difference Between the fort amendment and the committees repeal Bill lies in the fact that the fort amendment refused to repeal this clause of the third Section of the resumption quot thai rectum 5177 of the revised statute of the United states limiting the aggregate amount of circulating notes of National banking Asso Cuit Lons be and is hereby repealed and each existing banking association May increase us circulating notes in accordance with existing Law without respect to said aggregate limit and new banking associations May be organized in accordance Wuh existing Law without respect to said aggregate limit and the provisions of Law for the withdrawal and redistribution of National Bank in Trency among the several states and territories Are hereby this is the portion of the resumption which the House appeared to be unable to repeal which it declined to repeal. We May fairly assume that if it had Lieen possible to repeal this with the remainder of the third Section of the Bill it would have been done for general Ewing and the banking and currency committee accepted the Ford Gme dment and they were on the ground and knew the strength of the measure. It is argued by the friends of the fort amendment that it does not differ in Legal effect from the committees Hill. But it seemed to make some difference with the National Bankers whether the one or the other Hill passed. The melancholy fact stares the country in the face that no measure which even by implication attacked the National banking system could pass the House. General Ewing had charge of the Bill and let a consenting to the amendment admitted that it might while the committees Bill might not pass the House. If they were the same in Legal effects and that argument is plausible Why were not both measures equally satisfactory to the National Banks Friday last it was telegraphed to the country that the Central National Bank of Chicago and the tenth National Bank of new York had closed their doors against depositors. These failures follow closely on the heels of that of the third National Bank of Chicago. The National Banks themselves Are feeling the pressure of the effects of the resumption . If they can dictate legislation now when it makes no difference what will they not he Able to do when it makes a difference with the resumption 011 the statute books the free banking Laws would be absolutely valueless to the National Hanks. The resumption part of the resumption was their enemy As Well As the enemy of the industries of the country though touching them last. The National Hanks could 110 More resume than the government or the people. They would presently have become the most pleading of leaders for the repeal of the command for resumption. This repeal lifts the threat of resumption from the Banks it does not lift the threat of the Banks from the people. This is a coi test for tie future. The great struggle upon the currency question is yet to come. The question As to where rests the right of issuing Money if touched at All yesterday in the House was touched by the conquering Finger of the Banks. The country should rejoice however in that one Branch of the National legislature removes the sword of Damocles from above the Heads of All the people including the Banks. That would Mettle it. If Congress would a Trike out the Date of the resumption and provide for funding the greenbacks in four and a half per cent Bonds at the rate of a fixed amount per month that would Settle . Why not Congress pass an to immediately Call in All the National Bank notes and thereby save fifty or sixty millions of dollars per annul to the people that now go into the pockets of the rag Barons for the use of their debts this is the plan that would Settle matters. The proceedings in the Senate monday justify the assertion so often made that the Republican party Lias lost its supremacy in that body and is now the party of the minority in both branches of Congress. On the question of admitting general m. C. Butler of South Carolina the republicans under the leadership of Conkling and Edmunds attempted to draw the party lines closely and to mass their forces in opposition to him and this without Avail. Conover and Patterson had already deserted them under a decree of political outlaw by Sharon was still absent 011 his schemes of private gain while judge Davis occupying his position of judicial impartiality and Stanley Matthews As the custodian of the presidential convictions could not do otherwise than vote in opposition to them. Even Christiancy of Michigan in some of the later proceedings changed his base and gave Liis support to the opposition. It was in fact not Only the trial of or. Butlers right to a seat in the Senate but also an arraignment of Hayes Southern policy. If the decision of the president to remove the United states troops from the state House at Columbia was just and right then the election of Butler was equally so being As it was the natural outgrowth of state supremacy in South Carolina instead of the Rule of Federal bayonets. If or. Hayes course was right then Butler was entitled to his seat. If not he had no claim. On this Issue alone they were willing to go into the fight and 011 this Challenge they won the Day. All else that transpired was Mere by play. Patterson made a better showing from Liis stand Point than was expected and Conover evinced real Genius in explaining Liis position but neither of them counted for any thing More than a Mere explanation of the Way their votes would be cast which was already known. It was in truth a trial of the Case of Hayes against the Republican party and the decision was in Hayes favor. With that decision the supremacy of the party w hich elevated or. Hayes to the presidential chair is finally ended. Hereafter though lie May be reckoned As the head of that party it will Only be in name and not in fact and has support if support he has will have to come from those Odio have been Liis political opponents and the principles of state supremacy and local self government for which the democratic party has made so Many a Gallant fight will be finally established. The friends of currency Reform Are indebted to the Southern members of the House of representatives for the unexpected unanimity with which they voted for the repeal of the resumption part of the resumption . Of eighty three democratic votes East non the repeal Bill on Friday seventy nine were in favor of repeal. We have been accustomed to think the cur Rency question Little understood in the South. It Lias not been so vehemently discussed in the Southern press and by Southern Public men As it has been in this state and in the West. The South has been absorbed in other questions. Her representatives have not heretofore appeared with such pronounced emphasis upon the Peoples Side of this vast question which though affecting All sections vitally affects that Section most which is most crippled financially. The South has put the West to shame by its record on this Issue. The remedy for the people of the West lies in selecting members of the next Congress. Let Greenback democrats hereafter represent the people of the West in the National legislature. While the West East forty one vote against the repeal Bill and Only thirty nine in its favor the South appears with a shining showing of seventy nine to four among democrats in favor of repeal. There is Hope for the future. Government Bonds were originally payable in greenbacks. The people submitted to be deprived of the right of paying them in greenbacks. They were made payable in Coin Gold and Silver and the people tightened their belts but acquiesced. With the Stealthy tread of the thief the people were deprived of the option of paying in Silver the poor Many a currency and the Bonds were made payable in the Money of the Rich Gold. Submission has ceased to be a virtue. The people Are scraping the Bottom of their meal bins their belts tightened to the last Hole. They will submit no longer. Repudiation is preferable to starvation. The Bonds will be paid in Gold and Silver or they will never be paid. The Silver Bill As amended by the Senate does not please the East. A great new York journal argues that the government a will lose precisely As much in collecting customs As it will gain by the Purchase and coinage of it is insisted that the government will be a compelled to take cheap Money. Meanwhile let us ask what kind of Money will the government pay out can not the government pay congressmen ac., in these Silver dollars. General Hunter the member of Congress from the Terre haute District recently made a speech in defense of the National Banks and a Rumor obtained that it was approved by the entire Republican delegation from Indiana. Hanna of the Indianapolis District has published a card Clearing his skirts and it is expected that each of the others will become a carding machine for the same purpose soon. A Virginia judge has decided that Hayes title to the presidency is valid and that bets made in his favor Are won. But then its been a Long time since John Marshall administered Justice w within the limits of the old Dominion and a few years sometimes makes a great difference in Tho Quality of Law. Cornelia the roman Matron gathered her Little Cornelian around her and said a these Are my Chaste the Genius of democracy slips into the caucus at Washington and selecting half a dozen members says a these Are my Chaste jewels a and Echo faintly whispers paste jewels. New York and Chicago furnish two National Bank items. The liquidation continues. This is Only the beginning of the end. While it was the Farmers and merchants who were suffering it was a matter of no concern. Now that the Banks Are catching it it is really distressing. Our grocers have declare cd War upon the Coffee dealers of new York Altere has been a system of swindling going on for a Long time and the Western grocers have grown tired. New Orleans May again become the great Market for our dealers to make their purchases England is becoming aroused. She sees her Friend the Porte daily growing weaker and knows that with his downfall comes danger to English interests. Her army is being rapidly put into fighting trim and the red Coats will soon be heard from. The democrats of Ohio have reason to be proud of general Ewing. He has by Energy and brains done More to bring confusion of the Money Sharks than any other one Man. If or. Hayes desires to see political damnation Rise up before him like a Midnight ghost and stare him in the face during the remainder of his Days All he has to do is to veto the Silver Bill. Russia wants 110 mediation from England. England May and no doubt will insist upon having a hand in tie settlement and this May Lead to quite a Large misunderstanding. General Sherman think the army should he composed of 40, my men. How would 40, xxx officers and 400,000 men do a real Nice monarchy would take Well too it is said that Carl Schurz will soon leave the Cabinet. No such Good news about John Sherman. How they Tell it in Chicago a the third National Bank decides to go into a great Many Bankers Are retiring from Active Buttmi Estta Chicago Bankers particularly. England is preparing to take part in the tussle Between Turk and Russ. The National Bank appear inclined to . It it ice feral Inina s treat a peer a an Klo Iier it h my i Tanh Werhle argument a the ito Herlem of tie Honey Power Ami the deadly la Light mini canker of Renini option visibly portrayed. Special dispatch to the enquirer. Washington d. A. November 22, 1 �77. At half past three this afternoon the House of representatives was in its customary demoralized and turbulent condition. A third of the seats were vacant. The lobby a crowded with members and intruders talking smoking laughing telling stories doing any tiling and every thing except paying attention. Home had 011 their hats and Coats ready to depart. Suddenly there was a Lull. A hello up a a the exclamation passed rapidly from Mouth to Mouth the clamor lessened the departing members stopped fingers in the galleries pointed eagerly. The House put on an attitude of Semi expectancy. In the very Center of the democratic Side Ewing s tall form loomed above the group of congressmen who stood about him. A has he the floor a said one interested. A yes the speaker has recognized him a came the Quick response. Quot will he speak to night a quot i think without the crowds had hovered All Day. Within under the double roof of stained Glass an artificial Twilight was rapidly veiling tha half deserted galleries in darkness. A emr. Pea her a the possessor of the tall form 011 the democratic Side spoke those two words in a voice so Low that they were drowned in the Buzz of Many voices. The members began to gather on the democratic Side. The throng behind pressed Forward until they encroached upon the sacred precincts of the House. Rap rap rap sounded the 140isy Gavel and the voice stopped and general Ewing stood quietly facing speaker Ham. Quot tie gentleman from Ohio. Until the House comes to order. Members will please be seated. Gentlemen in the rear of the seats will retire. The officers of the House will see that this order is executed. If any gentlemen remain standing the chair will direct them to be the voice was so inflexible the tone so authoritative that the order was obeyed almost mechanically. It seemed to say a a general Ewing is about to deliver the great speech of the session and he shall be there was hardly need for any order. The moment tie House realized that the time had at last come when Ohio a great Champion was to expound this doctrines and attack tie resumption giant that usually turbulent body quieted As by magic and waited almost with hated breath. A single moment of suspense and general Ewing had launched boldly upon his theme. The scene was a rare one in the House. Not a member writing not a member Reading not a member or a Man standing in the lobby not a whisper loud enough to disturb the almost painful stillness 01 the in at chamber. In the Center of the democratic site Midway Down one of the narrow aisles a tall Well formed Man with his coat tightly buttoned his right hand resting on a few sheets of manuscript on a desk. Ills left Arm hanging at his Side a Pale bearded face almost Ashen in the darkness turned quietly from the speaker toward the Republican Side. Pen May describe the scene but no abstract can do Justice to the speech which followed. It was a compendium of undeniable facts and figure a body of hard logic warmed with just enough of rhetorical blood to color it and give it life. After the first dozen words there was no difficulty in hearing the speakers voice in the furthest Corner of the Hall and yet at no time was he vehement and really loud. The words and figures came slowly and distinctly. The ground work of each argument was Laid with care. The superstructure was builder deliberately and carefully. Only the irresistible conclusions were delivered with emphatic Force. He gestured hut Little and referred to his notes less. He simply talked straight on As a Man who had something of great Worth to say and was saying it in dead Earnest. Occasionally the admiration of the House expressed itself in a burst of spontaneous applause which was hushed almost of soon As started lest something should be lost. The grand Climax was reached when after detaining tie fact which had been stated to him that labourers were begging one Railroad builder in Ohio whom he knew for permission to work for bread enough to keep their souls within their starving bodies. He quoted with startling emphasis that heart rending sentence a great god that bread should be so dear and human life so cheap a the strength of his speech however was in its logic and its facts. They have not been and they can not be disposed of or Ai saved. To spoke for nearly two hours and it is Safe to say no Man was Ever More attentively listened to in the House and 110 speech was bettor Worth listening to. Of All the speeches that have been made 011 the subject this is confessedly the Best on either Side and people Are free to say to night that his arguments Are unanswerable. He was crammed full of facts and figures which he used with telling effect. He gave substantial reasons for the Faith that was in him and when he closed he was complimented with the most enthusiastic applause on the floor and in the galleries. Some regrets Are expressed that he did not at once press the Bill to a vote with his friends and keep the House in session until it was disposed of for the doubting Thomases who were not sure of tie propriety of repeal must have been convinced by his arguments. Before he began Garfield asked unanimous consent that Ewing might speak without reference to the hour limit whereupon a new member from Virginia named Pridemore who has map himself a Good Deal of a nuisance already by objecting to All manner of things interposed an objection. After Ewing had spoken nearly an hour Pridemore was prevailed upon to withdraw his objection when Chittenden one of Felton a wreckers writhing under the severe blows Ewing had administered tried to Stop the speech by himself objecting hut As tie House was otherwise unanimous Chittenden was shamed into withdrawing his Objet Tiou. Two of his propositions. Ewing Laid Down and dwelt at length non two propositions. One that the resumption Law was to contract the currency break Down values Aid increase enormously the efficiency of the moneyed classes and the other that it was to destroy Greenback Vioney take from the people control of the volume of currency and put the control in the hands of the moneyed classes through the National Banks and consolidate the circulation in the hands of the Banks in the great moneyed centers and thus break Down tiie country Banks. He sustained these Points with the strongest arguments that could possibly be made and hurled his facts at the other Side with telling effect he took up the Points in Garfield a speech and exploded their fallacies. Garfield had dwelt 011 Tiro fact that Secretary Sherman had expressed the opinion that greenbacks that were redeemed could be reissued and Ewing showed from the record that Sohrt Sherman was so changeable that he was not to be trusted. The fact was demonstrated that there was to be real preparation for resumption and that there was not As much Gold in tie country now As there was before i860 and facts were brought to Bear to show that no great debtor nation had Ever trusted its Domestic business to a currency redeemable in Coin while the proposition was said Down that the Day of resumption must be put off until it is proven that the accumulation of Coin is larger than the paper which is redeemable. The resumption was denominated a robber Art. And when after the distress it had brought upon the country was eloquently depicted and Ewing exclaimed quot great god that food should be so dear and flesh and blood so cheap a members on the floor and spectators in the galleries vied with each other in applause. Ewing made a startling exhibit with his figures and it was difficult to understand after following him How any one could fail to see the madness of forced resumption. Tie legislation now pending was declared to he the most important that has occupied the attention of Congress for years for it touched the Prosperity and happiness of three fourths of the men women and children of the land. The effect of the passage of the resumption has been to hurry hundreds to suicides Graves to reduce hundreds of thousands from competence to poverty and to deprive millions of the rewards of their labor. It was too late to remedy the wrongs of the past but a repetition in the future might be averted by prompt action in passing tie repeal Bill and thus taking the financial operations of the country out of the hands of Lombard and Wall streets which had controlled it for twelve Vears. The Dawn or a brighter Day one House of Longress give ear to a Long Nult Erlwig people and for once the Arr Olifant demand of lie Money Power Are i Liee Pletl Paft Ake of the Rill for the repeal of the oppressive resumption . Special dispatch to the enquirer. Washington november 23, 1877. The Bill to repeal the resumption passed today. Quot glory to god a shouted an enthusiastic Greenbacker on the democratic Side when the vote was announced As 133 yeas to 120 nays. The regular order was demanded As soon ask the House was called to order and under the arrangement made yesterday fort was entitled to the floor for the balance of Ewing s time. His speech was of course in favor of his own amendment which the committee had agreed to accept As a substitute for the Bill. Then Chittenden claimed the floor to talk again in the interest of the Money Power. There was some disposition manifested to choke him off but or. Ewing appealed to the friends of the Bill to let him have his say for he was convinced that whatever Chittenden could say would strengthen the Bill rather than injure or weaken it. After a very feeble attack 011 the Bill he rambled off on to what he called a personal explanation which was to take exception to the allusions made to Bis former speech by or. Felton and others. His anxiety seemed to be to convince the House and the country that he was not a bloated Bondholder of either United states or National Bank securities. Of course the idea he intended i convey was that he was purely disinterested in his advocacy of resumption and opposition to repeal. After Chittenden had concluded a number of other gentlemen asked to be heard just five minutes or so when i Ige Kelley stopped All further movements in that direction by demanding tie regular order and declaring his purpose to insist upon the enforcement of that demand against All Comers. There was consequently nothing further to do hut to vote. To the Surprise of every body fort a amendment was adopted without even a division. There was not the slightest attempt to make a record by calling the yeas and nays. Club belly a amendment which was offered As a substitute Lor forts and which was intended to declare the construction of the of 1875, was next taken up and upon this the yeas and nays a Ere called but it got Only 90 votes As against 158 in tiie negative. Not a Man who subsequently voted for repeal voted in the affirmative 011 tins question. The amendments offered by Pound Cox. Cummings Hewitt of new York Eden Chittenden Keiler Deering and Aldrich were successively voted 011 in the order named and rejected on a Viva Voce vote. In several instances the yeas and Guys were desired by a few members hut the resumption its could not Muster strength enough to Call them Stenger of penn., had better Success 011 his amendment which simply proposed to repeal the Lay of resumption hut after to got the yeas and nays there were o0y seventeen men found who would vote for it. There were 2 50 votes against it. The amendments offered by Patterson Willis of new York and Morrison were us summarily disposed of As their predecessors. Up. Ward s smart trap. The last amendment to be voted on was that of or. Ward of Pennsylvania and Here for the first time during the Day the repeal men became less watchful than they had been and came very near letting an amendment be engrafted which might have jeopardized the whole Bill. Or. Ward amendment was proposed As an additional Section and was As follows a Section a. Nothing in this contained shall be construed to affect the payment of debts due on said 1st Day of january 1879, for the wages of labor or any debts that May become due after the Date aforesaid for wages of labor but All such debts due on said Date or to become due thereafter for wages of labor As aforesaid shall he legally payable Donlvin such Coin or notes As shall he by the Laws of the United states severally a Legal tender without limitation As to amount for the payment of All debts Public and private including duties 011 imports. The amendment it will be observed is shrewdly worded and was intended to tickle the Labouring classes. The repeal men had such uniform Success in defeating every proposition that was antagonistic to Tho main question at Issue that Many of them thought there would be no harm in casting a few votes for the amendment. As the Roll Call progressed however Thev began to realize that too Many of them had voted Aye and at one time the amendment was actually carried and then begun change of votes. Pronounced antl resumption its like Baker and Brown of Indiana Butler of Massachusetts Clymer and Wright of Pennsylvania Jones of Ohio and others who had voted for the amendment rapidly changed from Aye to no. But in the mean time resume zionists who had voted 110, seeing the fix they had got the anti resumption its in also began to change to tie affirmative and while the clerk was calling the vote it was ascertained that there was a tie�?1�?T28 to 128 then there was a Lively hurrying to and fro to get some one to change and Hayos of Illinois was finally prevailed upon to change from ave to 110, and that made the vote stand 127 to 129, which were the figures announced. The Only repeal men who Aro recorded is voting for wards amendment Aro Humphrey of Wisconsin Hillinger Thompson and White of Pennsylvania Sapp of Iowa Tipton of Illinois and Vanvorhes of Ohio. All the amendments having been disposed of the question came directly on the Bill and it was passed by a vote of 133 yeas to 120 nays. Seventy seven republicans Only voted for the Bill and exactly Twenty eight democrats voted against it. The latter Wero Jones of new Hampshire Moses of Massachusetts Sanders and Warner of Connecticut Covert. Muller Eickhoff Wood. Hewitt Willis. Potter Beebe Maitam Quinn Hart Benedict and Lockwood of new York Ross Clark Cutler and hardest Burn of new Jersey Stengel of Pennsylvania Kimmell of Maryland Gibson of Louisiana Morrison of Illinois Williams of Michigan Schleichert of Texas and Luttrell of California. The republicans who voted for it Wero Kelley Hillinger Erret. Bayne White and Thompson of Pennsylvania Brauden of North Carolina a. Gardner Jones and Van Vorhis. Of Ohio Browne Robinson. Hanna Hunter White. Wolkens and Baker of Indiana Hayes fort Tipton and Cannon of Illi Nail Sapp and Oliver it it flown Humphrey of Wisconsin Phillips Haskell and Ithan of Hausa. All of the new England delegation except Phelps Democrat of Connecticut voted in the negative. Field of Massachusetts who would have voted no was paired with Gause of Arkansas. General Butler was called and deliberately ref rated from voting. His vote was certainly counted in the affirmative. Tho entire delegations from Maine new Hampshire Vermont Rhode Island new Jersey Michigan California Oregon Nevada and Nebraska Wero present and voted in the negative. The entire delegations from North Carolina Alabama Kentucky Kansu and West Virginia voted in the . Twenty five votes Are recorded from new York and All in the negative. Cox Alono would have voted for it and he was paired with Keifer of Ohio. 80 that. Of the sixty eight votes of the extreme East embracing new England. New York and new Jersey Only two Phelps and Cox Are in favor of to it repeal. Pennsylvania cast Twenty three votes. _ which thirteen were in the affirmative. The Elgh it democrats from Virginia voted Aye. Jergenson. Tie Republican carpet Bagger voted no. Kvaas quot Demour tic member voted Aye. And Aiken who would Hare voted the saute Way was paired with or a i i

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