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use Monday afternoon on the Deficiency Appropriation bill, quite an exciting scene occurred, principally between the Kentucky members, in which Clay Smith and Brutus J. Clay were violently attacked by Mr. Mallory and others of their colleagues for acting with the Republicans in the organization of the House and since. At one time He was elected by over five thousand majority. Men who owned more negroes than all of them together, had endorsed his course in voting for Speaker Colfax. Mr. Clay, (Rep.,) of Ky., wished to know whether or he was included in the charge of violating pledges. Mr. Mallory replied that he had not in the remotest manner alluded to his colleague. He did not know his colleague's views on the emancipation proclamation. Mr. Clay said he had made a pledge that he would make no pledges. He was thus left free to vote for the man best qualified for Speaker. He was independent and would so act as most to benefit his country, and on his action would