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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SENATE. I Washington, 22. Davis (W. Va.) called up the resolution submitted by him a few days aga authorizing the select committee appoiuted loiuveati gate the finance report, hooka and accounts of the treasury department, to continue its investigation and sit during the recess. An extended dn-cusa dn-cusa on followed, pending which tie morning hour expired and IngtlU called for unfinished business, liia nul to provide a permanent form of government gov-ernment tor the District of Columbia. Ferry said the understanding of the senate, yesterday, was that the house bill to lorbid further retirement of legal tender notes should be taken up at the expiration of tlie morning hour, to-day, and then laid aside informally, to allow the senator from Mississippi (Lmar) to address tne senate upo3 the Texas Pacific railroad bill. All the senators concurred con-curred that tho understanding was that Lamar 6hould be heard upon the Texas Pacific bill. Finally, Ferry said he would not insist upon consideration con-sideration of the bid to forbid the tuither retireaie it of legal tender nolta, to day, an the senator from Delaware (Bayard) was not prepared to apeak. Tne bill to provide a permanent form of government for the District of j Columbia, was laid aside iniormaliy, and Lamar spoke iu favor of tne Iixaa Pacific railroad bill. ! Lamar saidihe whole amount of I the bonds wouid not exceed $o2.000,-i PKJ, tne whole amount of interest to be guaranteed by the United CHates would not exceed $2,000,000 annually, ii.d tho government would have a m.Ttiiiit; on the entire road as j security, hae all the earnings and all j the dues for the transportation of mails, troops, etc. Tue amount asked for this invaluable road was not half that annually appropriated lor rivera and harbors. It n.as not as much fs the government, before the war, paid for mail transportation alone to the Pacific coaet, find that waa at a time when wh had but 3D.UuU.000 peo ' pie and the postal demands of the country were not what tbey art j iu:w. It waa not a fair statemant of; tbia cai-e to say the passage of this bill; committed government to a great ilebt. 1'nWe the appropriation lor me army for the next Uliy yfaia, were Uiny regarded now a debt? j Tni-y bfught no reourueratior, but in li e r.i-ci t: a rxilruad the guvt-rn-i iiiljjI i . t':ne a crtUitor of the roul. Th i,r:p of the noolb bad already in c-i-'i $1 ,OuO,0iM iu the road aud bad built 415 miles, but they were unable to build more. The legislatures of every stale in the south had passed resolutions resolu-tions favoring government aid to the road. He spoke of the labor troubles in the country, and Baid what we needed waa the inauguration of new enterprises to employ labor. In conclusion con-clusion ho appealed to the senators from New England, especially, to support tiie raeaaure as a work of national importance in the interct of the whole American people. Allison, from the conference com-milteo com-milteo on the Indian appropriation bill, submitted a report, which was agreed to and the bill passed. The senate then resume 1 consideration considera-tion of tho bill providing a permanent per-manent unvernment lor the District Dis-trict of Columbia, and the first section, recognizing the district as municipal corporation, etc., wia agreed to without amendment. Bayard moved to amend section two providing for tho appointment ol commissioners bo aa to pro-vido pro-vido that the commissionore to bo appointed from civil life shall have been actual residents resi-dents of the district for one year, instead of three years, as the senate committee proposed. Agreed to yeas 23, nays 18. After executive session, adjourned, no i si;. Harrison oflered aa a quejliou of privilege a resolution extending the Potter investigation to Oregon and Sjuth Crolina and declaring it is tlie intention of the house, through sui-li investigation, to annul, or attempt tn annul the decision of the (.residential question as made in tlie forty fjurt'n congress. A vote waa called for as to wither the resolution presented a question of privilege. Both sides Beemed disin dined to vote and the result was, ycua 71, nays 50. The point of no quorum boing raised on the democratic side Harrison withdrew the resolution. Wilson then offered a resolution r-x tending the power of the icveaiigaliug committee to any Btate whera then may be a well grounded allegation of fraud. Cox (N. Y ) moved lo refer the resolution to the Putter committee, and the yeas and nays wero called for. The vote resulted, yeas 89, nays 115. The motion to refer being thus defeated, de-feated, the resolution was adopted without division. Springer, chairman of tho committee commit-tee on expenditures in tlie state department, de-partment, submitted a report in which he s"(?t forth ten articles of impeachment im-peachment against O. B. Bradford, late vice coueuI general at Shanghai, Cnina, and concluded with a resolu Hon that he be impeached at the bar of the senate. Iuasmuch as two members of the committee ( Duunell and Buody) had grave doubts aa to whether Bradford waa an impeacha ble officer, the committee recommended recom-mended that the wroie subject be referred to the committee on judiciary. So ordered, Following are the prin cipal articles of impeachment : First That Bradford became in tereated in and promoted officially a railway from Woo Sung to Shanghai, in violation of the treaty obligations and acts ot congress. Second That he conspired for pecuniary gain to deceive the Cuinese authorities by procuring consent to build a carriage road and afterwards constructing a railway -from Woo Sung to Shanghai. Tnird He wjs guilty of injustice, tyranny and extortion aa judge of the consular court. There are five specifications speci-fications under this article. Fourth and fifth That as postal agent of the Uuited States, he abstract ed letters from the mails and opened them (or the purpose of prving into the business and secrets of persona writing letterB. Sixth That be took a voucher in one instance for $30 and paid in -person only $60, retaining $20. Seventh That, as postal agent at Shanghai, he received Mexican dol lars, wbioh were at a premium over gold and currency, and that he paid the expenses in hkecom, but charged government with the premium, as if he had purchased such coin, thereby defraudieg government out of large Bums. Eighth That he embezzled fees due the government. Ninth That he embezzled $2,600 of government lunds. The house then went into committee commit-tee of the whole, Springer in the chair, on the army appropriation bill, ail general debate to close iuan hour. While endeavoring to have the latter lat-ter order made, Hewitt, '(N. Y.) in answer to a question, slated that Ije was in favor of adjourning June 10th. Schleicher opposed the bill because he did not think it provided a sum" cient force for the nrotection of thn Texas frontier. It had been said the Mexicans promised to keep peace upon the border, but everyone who bad any experience with the neigh bora on the Eio Grande knew their promises went (or nothing. He cited 'outrages, some of them quite recent, and said that the frontier residents of Texas were being murdered, robbed, impoverished aud ignored without even. the poor boon of pity from their countrymen who were making laws for the whole country. He had been accused of being a filibuster. On the contrary, he would say Gid for bid tbw country should be any larger. It is far too large now for the minds and bearta of its legislators (laughter and applause on the republican side). He opposed, on principle, tne cutting down of the army by a single man. I He had-been puzzled lo understand I tho arithemetical problem laid down ' that there couid be more men brought' into the field with an army of 20,000 tbc wilh an army of 25 000. Hej had tried to understand that problrm, but uusuccesstully. He gave it up. j (Laughter). Hewitt remarked that the gentle- j man's failure to understand the 1 proposition waa not hia (Hewitt's) fault. Scheicher No; it ia my weakoeas. I never was able to learu a game, of thimble rig, (laughter). Hewitt intimated the finrin,; w n not hia, but had bpn djae in ih-' : adjutaut-generaj'a otlice. , Schleicher But fiuriiiir, djei not protect our people (laughter ) He pleaJed for the exposed people of the Texan frontier against the brxgs, , jeers aud Hewitta' fratricidal economy. ' BanniDg said the bill increased tlie' cavalry and infan'ry compauies to i seveuiy-three men 'wnereas they are mw of fifty or less and it left the ar : tillery aloue. It w.juIJ put mora QiuekeU on the Texan frontier tlmn at present. Schleicher waLt d a i elrong army because there hud been a row in Texas over a salt well. Tuia closed tne general debate and the five minu'o rule waa applied. Throckmorton moved to make the limitation 25.000 instead of 20.000. Fouler of the committee on appropriations appro-priations favored tiiic, aud said, sarcastically, I hat it was perlectly evident bia committee contained a 1 j the wisdom and legislative acumer. j I'he other committees were worthies. He faild to understand how 20,000' . up'O were more than 25.000. I Hewitt said the American peoi le I who hud a common school iraiuing would understand that nrublem, so I mciimpreLenuible to Foster aid !tichl.-icher. ! Bridges favored a reduclionjof the ;jr;ny and holding Mexico respousib e for injuriea to United Statts citizens. Dunnell protested against reducing the appropriations. Yearly appropriations appro-priations should be baaed ou the grouud of public service. He denied the democratic claim that taxes had , been reduced. Tuey Koreas large as iu the worst days of republicanism. Mills said this was not a political question. His constituents asked security against the people who spit on the American dag aud defied the American authorities. Durham thought an army of 15.000 en Lfi cient The Louisville citizens last year put down the rioters, and had Pittsburg's citizens acted in the same way there would be no necessity for calline on the government. Southard favored a reduction, and read telegrams to show that last year the army waa employed in running southern elections. Wright protested against the monstrous mons-trous doctrine in trie report of the secretary of war that it waa necessary f lo Btation a regular army Dear largo cities to anticipate revolts aud terror-i terror-i iz(? the people Pennsylvania could I protect herself Ellsworth asked why Pennsylvania , had an army last year. 3 Wright said the troops were sent - against the will of the people, and did more barm than good, only exciting . the people. (Continuous laughter anu jeers ; Cauoon favored 25,000 men", and said the people of Pennsylvania wero not the exclusive owners of that state, and when troops were sent la t year to break tip the riots, a universal "thank you" went up to the president from people for a thousand thou-sand miles west of Pennsylvania. Hanna warned the democrats aga'uiBt tho scorn and contempt they would incur by robbing Tens and the territories of adequate protection. Phillips asked Bridges how he mS'int to hold Mexico responsible for ou'rages. Bridges replied by declaring war and taking slice after slice off Mexico until we have the whole of her, aa we ouifht. Pnidips Contemplating war, do you purpose to reduce the army. Bridges said he was willing to have a sufficient force on the Rio Urande. Cobb said if the president had sent troops to Indianapolis during the riots a collision would have occurred and much property been destroyed. Governor Gov-ernor Williams had not applied to the president for troops. Baker said he telegraphed to the secretary of war for UHsitilauce, not having enough legal knowledge to mak3 a formal requisition. Cobb aaid he knew as well how' to govern elates aa Baker or any of bis friends. Grfiold had read a telegram from Governor WilliamB, July 26th. 1877, to the president asking, that in view of the threatening domestic violence, the president direct the commandant at the arsenal to be ready to aid in preserving pre-serving the public peace. Cobb said this was simply an appli-ca'ion appli-ca'ion for arms. The committee then rose aud to'ik recess.