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, opposed the motion of his colleague. He would vote for a much stronger bill than the one before the House. He was in favor of reducing careless and incompetent officers to the rank. The motion to amend was further discussed by Messrs. Sexton, Baldwin, Chambers, and Garnett, when the question was called, and the vote being taken, the motion was not agreed to. Mr. Gartrell, of Ga., moved to amend the second section by the addition of the following: Provided, That such officer shall be entitled to be heard, and to call witnesses in his defence." This amendment elicited some discussion, which was participated in by Messrs. Gartrell, Hilton, Harris, Holt, and Foote. Mr. Collier, of Va., called the question upon the amendment of Mr. Gartrell; and the call being sustained, the ayes and noes were ordered upon the amendment, with the following result — ayes 36, noes 22 The further consideration of the bill was continued up to the time our report closed — at 10 o'cloc