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y over the team to keep them in the traces. Pending the section taxing spirits the following was finally adopted as a substitutes for the section reported by the Committee of Ways and Means: On spirits mixed with other liquors or material, or prepared in any way to be sold as whiskey, brandy, gin, wine, or by any other name, not otherwise provided, fifty cants per gallon, on the basis of the first proof; and so in proportion for any greater strength than the strength of first proof. Mr. Edwards moved, as an amendment, the following: That this tax shall be assessed on all such spirits held by any person or persons for sale at the time this act shall take effect. This amendment was lost, establishing, it is thought, the final sense of the House as to taxing any article not manufactured at the time the act shall take effect. Issue of Treasury Certificates. About one and a half millions of six percent. certificates were issued to-day, chiefly of the denomination o