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Atmospheric telegraph, 137
Attorney General
Reports and communications from, ll, llt, 44.

For later renorts and communications,
see the bound volumes of original docu-

ments.
See also Justice Department.
Attorneys

Compensation for, 55, 184
Contracts of certain, 331

Fees allowed, 122
Auburn, Calif., mining experiment station at,

petitions, 342
Auction sales, petitions, 40, 45, 53, 54,

54,69
Audit Board, investigation of, 203
Austin-Topolovampo Pacific Railroad route,

212, 221
Australia, South, American prisoners in,

petitions, 99
Australian International Exhibition, 220
Automobiles

Amputees, to provide for, petitions, 438
Registration of, petitions, 324
Regulation of, petitions, 325, 363

Taxation of, 381, 39
Aviation

Facilities for, petitions, 420
Industry, petitions, 413

Various, petitions, 420
Awards, foreign, 280
Axles, duties on, petitions, 166
Axteli, Samuel B., impeachment of, 240
Babbitt, Almon W., election case of, 118
Back Creek, navigation on, petitions, 69
Bacon, Mark R., election contest, 358
Badges, petitions, 325
Bags and bagging, tariff on, 2141
Hail for prisoners, taking of, 184
Bailey, D. H., consul at Hong Kong, 220
Dailey, John, election contest, 51
Bailey, Warren W., election contest, 380
Bailiffs, increased pay for, 184

Petitions, 167, 237
Baird, David, credentials of, 14
Baker, E. D., right to seat in the House,

report on, 108
Baker, Grafton, claim of, 129
Baker, John, election contest, 256
Raker, Osmyn, election contest, 91
Baker's submarine, 266
Paking powder, use of alum in, petitions, 223
Balangiga, Samar, Philippine Islands,

massacre at, petitions, 388
Bales, Thomas, election contest, 190
Ball, Claude C., election contest, 395
Baltimore, Md.

Marine hospital at, petitions, 224
Privateers at, petitions, 29
Removal of Office of Commissioner of Loans

to, petitions, 29
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

Construction of, petitions, 197
Station, petitions, 193, 20

Baltimore Steam Packet Co., collision case,

156
Haltzell, Frank, election contest, 271
Bands, military, petitions, 145
Bank checks, tax on, 376

Petitions, 208, 223, 224, 231, 355, 397
Bank deposits and capital
Insurance on, 312

Petitions, 323, 359
Problems, to investigate, 291
Taxation of, 207, 208, 217, 223, 224

See also Hanks and banking.
Hank notes

Redemption of certain, 197
Use of in payment for land, petitions, 40
Bank of California, transactions with sub-

treasury, investigation, 185
Bank of Pennsylvania, Select Committee on

Purchase of Banking House of, 144
Bank of the Metropolis, repeal of charter of,

petitions, 89
Bank of the Potomac, 102
Bank of the United States

Charter, petitions, 27, 74, 78, 79
Fxamination, 39
Financial matters of, 67, 72, 77
Bank of Washington, petitions, 29
Banking and Currency Committee

Hearings, 197, 278
Papers accompanying bills and resolutions

referred to, 305, 311, 317, 337, 3/14,
351, 357, 352, 359, 314, 319, 390, 4ío,

420, 422, 434
Petitions referred to. See Petitions and

memorials under all Congresses from the
39th except the Loth, 41st, 420, L8th,

the 57th through the 75th, and the 77th.
Records of. See Committee papers under all

Congresses from the 39th through the

79th except the 70th through the 75th.
Bankruptcy

Foreign, laws, 287
Laws concerning, 97, 112, 190, 220, 238,

280, 287

100, 145, 152, 158, 150, 174, 201, 215,
223, 259, 268, 275, 276, 283, 289, 297,
303, 309, 315, 315, 323, 325, 333, 340,

347, 353, 359, 365, 373, 382, 388, 402
Uniform system of, petitions, 41, 50, 58,

230, 238, 245, 250, 284, 291
Bankruptcy Law, Select Conimittee on a General,

150
Petitions, 174
Banks, N. B., resignation of, 147
Banks, Linn, election contest, 97
Ranks and banking

Branch, 375
Charter of. See Bank under Charters and

incorporations.
Checks. See Bank checks.
Deposits in. See_Rank aeposits and capital.
District of Columbia. See Banks under

District of Columbia.

Banks and banking--Continued

Failures of, 189
Hearings on, 254
Land, petitions, 419
Loans by, insurance for, petitions, 419
National. See National banks.
National bank notes, 197
Postal savings, 230, 244, 246, 321, 332, 371

Petitions, 216, 230, 284, 291, 326
Reform, petitions, 289, 323, 337, 340, 347
State. See State banks.
System of, 271
Tax on, 302

Petitions, 231
Various, 48, 179

Petitions, 173, 130, 187
See also Banking and Currency Committee and

specific banks.
Banning, Henry B., correspondence, 212
Baptist missionary lands, claims to certain,

157
Barataria pirates, petitions, 36
Barbershops, petitions, 353, 397, 425
Barbour, John S., election contest, 227
Barges

Lines of, petitions, 432
Pilotage, exemption from compulsory,

petitions, 355
Pilots of, petitions, 354
Baring Bros. & Co., 175
Barley, tariff or taxes on, petitions, 173,

186, 187, 216, 259, 277, 335. See also

Grain and wheat.
Barney, Joshua, election contest, 23
Baron de Castine (brig), claim for capture or,

petitions, 158
Barrels, free railroad transportation of,

petitions, 260
Barrett, John R., election contest, 149
Barry, Commodore John, commemoration of,

petitions, 348, 468
Bars, 288
Bartlett, Russell D., patent of, 153
Baskin, Robert N., election contest, 211
Bass, black, interstate shipments of,

petitions, 382. See also Fish."
Bassett, Burwell, election contests, 14, 31
Bates, James W., election contest, 47
Battalion of Engineers, efficiency, 177
Batteries, naming of certain, petitions, 349
Battle of Gettysburg, celebration of fiftieth

anniversary, petitions, 348
Battle of Lake Frie

Perry's flagship in, petitions, 30

Victory won by, centennial, petitions, 333
Battleships, construction of, petitions, 315,

325, 334, 342, 349
Bay of Samana, survey, 183
Pavley, S. P., election contest, 227
?- yley, Thomas M., election contest, 31
Bay'iss, villiam, election contest, 26
Barly, 1. H., charges against, 129, 130
Bayous, 308

Petitions, 291

Bay rum, tax on, 322
Bays, 288, 29

Petitions, 88, 99, 145, 176, 291, 308
Beach, s. Ferguson, election case, 155
Beacons, 65, 97, 113, 118
Petitions, 53, 58, 63, 73, 78, 83, 88, 93,

99, lío, 115, 119, 138, 145, 151
Beakes, Samuel W., election contest, 358
Beam trawlers, landing fish by, petitions, 341
Beard, Thomas P., election contest, 183
Beattie, Taylor, election contest, 279
Beaver Lake, Ind., survey and sale of land

forming bed of, 192
Beck, James M.

Election contest, 400

Right to seat in House, 386
Bedloe's Island, sale of beer at, petitions,

283
Beef, claims of contractors for, petitions,

167. See also Cattle.
Beer
Adulterated, 282

Petitions, 21, 284
Sale of, petitions, 283
Stamps lost, recommendation, 329
Tax on, 282, 289, 396

Petitions, 251, 275, 284, 373, 397
Various, petitions, 1244, 239

See also Liquor.
Bees, sending through the mails, petitions, 211
Beeson, John, attitude toward Indians, 155
Begelow, Elisha, petition of, 39
Belden, David D., election contest, 183
Belford, J. B., conduct of, 205
Belgrade, Serbia, diplomatic representation

at, 234
Relknap, Charles E., election contest, 271
Belknap, Hugh R., election contest, 279
Belknap, William, impeachment of, 208
Bell, John H., election contest, 279
Bell, M. L., election contest, 197
Bell, s. N., election contest, 198
Bellamy, John D., election contest, 294
Bells, petitions, 53, 83, 110
Benevolent publications, petitions, 335
Benjamin, C. F., charges against, 203
Bennett, Hiram P., election contest, 136
Bennett, James, flying machine of, petitions,

50
Bennington (U. S. S.), delay in construction

of, 265
Benoit, Alexis, election contest, 279
Benton, Col., rations of, 128
Bentz, Samuel, patent of, petitions, 159
Berger, Victor L.

Election contest of, 363
Seating of, 356

Various, petitions, 367
Berne Copyright Convention, 321
Berwick Bay, La., railroad from Orange, La.,

to, 178
Bethune, Marion, election contest, 198
Peverages, tax on, petitions, 327. See also

Beer, Liquor, and wine.

Bichromate of potash, petitions, 224
Biddle, John, election contests, 51, 56
Rigamy, 243. See also Polygamy.
Bill and resolution books. See uncer Records

of the Office of the Clerk for all Con-

fresses beginning with the 13th.
Bills, resolutions, and motions

Abstract of certain, 82
A propriation, power or right of Senate to

originate, 228
Attested copies, 154, 159, 171, 179
Consideration of, motions to discharge

committees from, 397, 403, 409, 414,

421, 425, 433, 438
Drafting of, bureau for, petitions, 348
House. See uncer each Congress.
Index to certain, 154
jembers for whom prepared, record of, 299
Originating in the House, 278
Papers accompanying certain. See Accom-

panying papers.
Passed, engrossed, or enrolled
Records relating to. Sec Enrolled Bills

Committee.
Registers of, 100, 117, 125, 135, 140,

131, 167, 174, 181, 195, 202, 209,

217, 356
Pension, rejection notices, 407
Private, enrolled but not passed, 90, 95,

100
Recording of. See Bill and resolution books.
Referrals of, record, 353, 361, 368
Reported, list of, 59
Resolutions sent to the President, agencies,

and committees, registers of, 121, 126
Senate. See under each Congress beginning.

with the 13th.
Various, 130
See Indexes to Howwe and Senate Journals

Por subjects of specific bills.
Bills of lading, petitions, 341
Binding. See Printing and binding.
Biological stations, 295
Biological Survey, Bureau of, petitions, 401
Birch, James H., election contest, 162
Birds, protection of, petitions, 284, 347,

353, 354, 359, 372, 382, 383
Birth control, 396

Petitions, 402
Bisbee, Horatio, Jr., election contest, 227
Biscuit rolling and cutting machine, patent

for, petitions, 132
Bitters, petitions, 180
black, James C. C., election contests, 271,

279
Black bass, interstate shipments of, petitions,

382
Black Hawk bar, pensions for veterans of,

petitions, 132
Black Hills, survey of, petitions, 223
3lack Warrior (vessel), Cuban port charges

against, 128
Hlackbear Island, transfer of, petitions, 393

Blackfoot Indian Reservation, Mont.,

petitions, 323
Blair, Francis P., election contest, 149
Blair, J. 0., petition of, 74
Blanchard, Thomas, patent renewal, petitions,

159
Blanchard's self-directing machine, petitions,

120
Bland, William T., election contest, 363
Blanton, Thomas L., resolution concerning, 390
Blind persons
Annuities or other aid for, petitions, 408,

426, 432, 438
Education of, petitions, 303
Reading matter for, 310
Rehabilitation of, petitions, 408
Transportation for guides and, petitions,

382
University for, 176, 190
Block Island, signal station on, 207
Blodgett, Henry W., impeachment, 217

Official conduct of, to investigate, 215
Bloodhounds, use of, petitions, 93
Bloom, Sol, election contest, 375
"Blue laws." See Observance under Sunday.
"Blue Sky" legislation, petitions, 372
Blydenburgh, B. B., election contest, 31
Board of Audit, investigation of, 203
Board of Education, 197
Board of Health. See District of Columbia

Board of Health and National Board of

Health.
Board of Metropolitan Police, District of

Columbia, 197
Board of Public Works, investigation of,

petitions, 193
Various, 191
Board of Social Hygiene, petitions, 366
Board to Test Iron and Steel, continuance of,

petitions, 214
Boards, machine for planning, petitions, 125,

132
Boarman, Aleck, impeachment, 262
Boatner, Charles J., election contest, 279
Boats

Canal, license exemption for, petitions, 104
House, licenses for, 256
Persons living on, to license, petitions,

276
Power, reculations, petitions, 298

See also Steamboats and Vessels.
Bodenstab, Henry L., election contest, 363
Boer War, petitions, 297, 303
Bogy, Bernard P., election contest, 370
Boilers

Explosions of, petitions, 74, 92, 100
Inspection of, petitions, 334
Safety guards on, petitions, 104, 105, 115,

130, 139, 159
See also Steam engines.
Bolivia, restoration of diplomatic relations

with, petitions, 215
Poll weevil, study of, petitions, 223

Bologna sausage, tax on, petitions, 208
Bolshevism, petitions, 366. See also

Communists and Communism.
Bonds

Competitive sale of, petitions, 137
Issuance of certain, petitions, 291
Liberty, purchase bv scalpers, petitions, 367
Municipal and State, petitions, 426

Taxation of, 179
Bonneville, Col. B. L. E., case of, 156
Bonus, soldiers'. See Adjusted compensation.
Bonynge, Robert W., election contest, 306
Books

Inventory of in Folding Room, 209
Libraries designated to receive, list of,

147
Postage on

Free, petitions, 173
Various, 103

Petitions, 201
Private, seizure of, petitions, 1981
Purchase of, 55, 121
Reprints in periodicals, 258
Tariff or taxes on, 289

Petitions, 277, 325, 327
Various other, petitions, 173, 187, 208,

216, 231, 239, 253
Booth, John Wilkes, reward for apprehension

of, petitions, 172
Boots and shoes

Cost of, 371
Duty on, petitions, 73, 99

German trade in, 345
Booze, william s., election contest, 279
Borax, petitions, 247
Boreing, Vincent, election contest, 2944
Bosque Rodondo, N. Mex., Apache reservation

at, 11,
Boston, Mass.
Chambers of Commerce international Congress

at, petitions, 341
Federal court house at, 162

Post Office at, 197
Boston Harbor, netitions, 323
Poston Navy Yard, enlargement of waterfront,

155
Rotanical Division, work of, 263
dotanical Gardens, LCO
Botkin, Alexander, election contest, 233
Bottlers, petitions, 324
Fottles, petitions, 372
Botts, John M., election contest, 102
Boundary Commission under the Treaty of

Ghent, 56
Bounties
tqualization of, petitions, 215, 223, 210,

245, 253
Export, petitions, 284
Fishiné, petitions, 24, 26, 53, 124, 130,

138
Land. See under Lands.
Bowen, C. C., election contest, 190
Bowen, Henry, election contest, 255
Rowers, John ., election contest, 31

Bowles, Charles, election contest, 400
Bowman, Charles C., election contest, 338
Boyden, Nathaniel, election contest, 183
Boynton, H. V., Select Committee to Investi-

gate Charges Against, 237
Boys' Brigade, United, uniforms for,

petitions, 349
Bracken, John P., seating of, 370
Braudock Memorial, 339
Pradford, Allen A., election contest, 183
Bradley, Charles s., election contest, 249
Hrady, James D., election contest, 242
Brady, Mathew, photographs of, 197
Brandy, petitions, 208
Brant, Lt. Col., case of, 97
Braxton, Elliott M., election contest, 190
Brazil

Claim against, 234
Recognition of, 257
Relations with, 169
Trade with, 193

Petitions, 200
Brazil Centennial Exposition, 376
Bread trust, petitions, 382
Breadstuff grains, tariff or taxes on,

petitions, 327
Breakwaters, 85, 136, 288, 295
Petitions, 58, 53, 73, 78, 83, 88, 99, 100,

119, 124, 130, 145, 291, 304, 438
Rreaux, Joseph A., election contest, 203
Breckenridge, Clifton R., election contest,

255
Bremen, Germany, disbursements by late consul

at, 155
Bremerhaven, Germany, passenger regulations

at, 127
Brewer, Willis P., election contest, 286
Brewers, petitions of, 324
Brewster, Henry C., election contest, 286
Brewster, Ralph 0., election contest, 400
Bribery

Indictments for, petitions, 373

Investigation of, 184
Bridgeland, John A., conduct of, 204
Bridges

Alexandria Canal, 197
Construction of ,'77, 103, 136, 1113, 169,

171, 183, 197, 203, 233, 242, 249, 256,

265, 272, 308, 320
Petitions, 24, 27, 58, 73, 99, 105, 106,

au, 124, 125, 131, 138, 145, 173,
200, 238, 215, 252, 260, 258, 275,

283, 372, 408, 409
Hilitary, 129, 137
Passage of small boats under, 203

Sec also specific rivers and other waterways.
Bristol Bay, Alaska, hospital for region of,

petitions, 360
British colonies, trade with, 28, 97, 122

Petitions, 36, 49
British Parliament, acts of 1822, 48
Pritish provinces, reciprocity with, petitions,

173

Britt, James J., election contest, 358
Britten, Fred A., election contest, 400
"Broad Seal Case," 92
Broadhead, John Ó., election contest, 233, 234
Brockenbrough, W. H., election contest, 108
Brokers, tax on, 302
Bromberg, Frederick G., election contest, 203
Bronson, Calvin, claim of, petitions, 224
Bronze, petitions, 247
Bronze powder, petitions, 247
Broocks, Moses L., election contest, 313
Brooklyn, N. Y.

Drydock at, petitions, 94
Post office, consolidation with New York,

petitions, 298
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Construction of battleships at, petitions,

342
Irregularities in, investigation of, 280,

281
Brooks, Henry P., election contest, 142
Brooks, P. S., expulsion of, petitions, 139
Brown, H. 0., election contest, 380
Brown, John A., election contest, 279
Brown, John R., election contest, 286
Brown, Lathrop, election contest, 351
Brown, Capt. R. M., maps accompanying report

of, 219
Brule Indians, treaty with, 155
Brushes, petitions, 253
Brussels Universal and International

Exposition, 320
Petitions, 324
Buchanan, George M., election contest, 227
Buchanan, John A., election contest, 255
Bucharest, Rumania, diplomatic representa-

tion at, 234
Buck, Charles F., election contest, 279
Bucket shops, tax on, 302
Buckland, Cyrus, claim of, 137
Bucks Stove and Range Co., case of,

petitions, 325
Budapest, Hungary, exposition at, 234
Budd's Inlet, Wash., tideflats at, 199
Budget system, petitions, 366
Buel, Samuel, case of, petitions, 68
Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado River

Railroad Co., payment to, 206
Buffalo Creek, N. Y., improvement of,

petitions, 106
Building and loan associations, petitions, 355
Building stone. See Stone, Granite, and

Marble.
Buildings. See Public buildings.
Bulfinch, Charles, report of on peniten-

tiaries, 56
Bullion Bank of Washington, D. C., 154
Bullock, Robert, election contest, 256
Buoys, 51, 56, 86, 91, 97, 102, 113, 122
Petitions, 53, 58, 33, 38, 73, 78, 83, 88, 93,

99, 110, 119, 121, 138, 145, 214, 229,

238
Bureau of Animal Industry. See Animal

Industry Bureau.

Bureau of Biological Survey, petitions, 401
Bureau of Education

Establishment, petitions, 172
Field work, to extend, petitions, 333
Kindergarten division for, 358
National, Select Committee on a, petition,

174
Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Employees, payment, petitions, 224
Irregularities in, 352
Management of, 210
Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, Navy,

235, 250
Bureau of Ethnology, petitions, 324
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce,

petitions, 356
Bureau of Immigration, investigation of,

petitions, 366
Bureau of Markets, petitions, 372
Bureau of Mines, petitions, 325, 334, 342
Bureau of Public Roads, report on highways,

401
Bureau of Standards, to establish, petitions,

297
Bureau of Statistics, petitions, 158
Burials at sea, petitions, 325
Burke, Edmund, investigation of administra-

tion of Patent Office, 114
Burlap, tariff, taxes, and drawbacks on,

petitions, 21, 327
Burleigh, W. A., election contest, 190
Burlingame, Anson, expulsion of, petitions, 139
Burlington, Iowa, removal of court to,

petitions, 201
Burnett, John L., election contest, 300
Burnham, George, election contest, 400
Burns, John M., election contest, 198
Buses, petitions, 392, 396
Business

House. See under House of Representatives.
Legislative attitude toward, petitions, 324
Price fixing by, petitions, 382
Private, Government competition with,

petitions, 397
Sunday. See Sunday.
Busteed, Richard, impeachment of, 181, 187
Busts, 339
Butler, B. F., Select Committee to Investi-

gate, 179
Butler, George R., certain relationships of,

189
Butler, James J., election contests, 300,

301, 307
Butler, John M., election contest, 155
Butler, Roderick R., election contest, 176
Butter

Adulteration of, 228
Renovated, 318
Substitutes, taxation of, petitions, 245,

247
Various, petitions, 431

See also Oleomargarine.
Buttz, Charles W., election contests, 203, 211
Byington, Le Grand, election contest, 155

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