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our system of all labor within the jurisdiction of Congress whenever practicable. Mr. Foot announced the death of Hon. Jacob Collamer, concluding by offering the usual resolutions of respect to the memory of of the deceased. In the House, the following committee was announced to inquire into the condition of the late so-called Confederate States: Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Washburne, of Illinois; Mr. Morrill, of Vermont; Mr. Grider, of Kentucky; Mr. Bingham, of Ohio; Mr. Conkling, of New York; Mr. Boutwell, of Massachusetts; Mr. Blow, of Missouri; Mr. Rogers, of New Jersey. The House resolved that, the Senate concurring, the two bodies adjourn from December 20th to January 9th. The House passed a bill appropriating thirty thousand dollars for repairing and refurnishing the White House. Also a bill appropriating over fifteen millions of dollars for the payment of invalid and other pensions. The House resolved that all papers which are offered in rel
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of subsidizing certain members of Congress, in order to secure the passage of an amendment to the currency act, giving these banks the benefit of their lost circulation. This scheme Mr. Clark discountenances altogether, and recommends that the banks which have already contributed their quota, immediately demand the refunding of the money advanced for so dishonorable a purpose. The following is the committee on the part of the House to inquire into the condition of the late Confederate States: Messrs. Stevens, of Pennsylvania; Washburne, of Illinois; Morrill, of Vermont; Grider, of Kentucky; Bingham, of Ohio; Conkling, of New York; Boutwell, of Massachusetts; Blow, of Missouri; and Rogers, of New Jersey. Mr. Washburne, of Illinois, introduced a resolution for an adjournment of Congress over the holidays. This was, after debate, amended so as to fix the time from the 20th of December to the 9th of January, and passed.