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ROLE XXXVII.

PAY OF WITNESSES.

The rule for paying witnesses subpoenaed to appear before the House or either of its committees, shall be as follows: For each day a witness shall attend, the sum of two dollars; foreach mile he shall travel in coming to or going from the place of exam. ination, the sum of five cents each way; but nothing shall be paid for traveling when the witness has been summoned at the place of trial.

RULE XXXVIII.

PAPERS.

1. The clerks of the several committees of the House shall, within three days after the final adjournment of a Congress, deliver to the Clerk of the House all bills, joint resolutions, petitions, and other papers referred to the committee, together with all evidence taken by such committee under the order of the House during the said Congress and not reported to the House; and in the event of the failure or neglect of any clerk of a committee to comply with this rule the Clerk of the House shall, within three days thereafter, take into his keeping all such papers and testimony.

RULE XXXIX.

WITHDRAWAL OF PAPERS.

No memorial or other paper presented to the House shall be withdrawn from its files without its leave, and if withdrawn therefrom certified copies thereof shall be left in the office of the Clerk; but when an act may pass for the settlement of a claim, the Clerk is authorized to transmit to the officer in charge with the settlement thereof the papers on file in his office relating to such claim, or may loan temporarily to any officer or bureau of the Executive Departments any papers on file in his office relating to any matter pending before such officer or bureau, taking proper receipt therefor.

RULE XL.

BALLOT.

In all other cases of ballot than for committees a majority of the votes given shall be necessary to an election, and where there shall not be such a majority on the first ballot the bal. lots shall be repeated until a majority be obtained; and in all balloting blanks shall be rejected and not taken into the count in enumeration of votes or reported by the tellers.

RULE XLI.

MESSAGES.

Messages received from the Senate and the President of the United States, giving notice of bills passed or approved, shall be entered in the Journal and published in the Record of that day's proceedings.

RULE XLII.

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.

Estimates of appropriations, and all other communications from the Executive Departments, intended for the consideration of any committees of the House, shall be addressed to the Speaker and by bim referred as provided by clause 3 of Rule XXIV.

RULE XLIII.

QUALIFICATIONS OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYÉS.

No person shall be an officer of the House, or continue in its employment, who shall be an agent for the prosecution of any claim against the Government, or be interested in such claim otherwise than as an original claimant; and it shall be the duty of the Committee on Accounts to inquire into and report to the House any violation of this rule.

RULE XLIV.

JEFFERSON'S MANUAL.

The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in Jefferson's Manual shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House and joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.

RULE XLV.

1. All documents referred to committees or otherwise disposed of shall be printed unless otherwise specially ordered.

2. There shall be printed 600 copies of each bill of a public nature, of which number 100 copies shall be delivered to the superintendent of the Senate document-room, and 25 shall be deposited in the office of the Clerk of the House, and the remainder deposited in the document-room of the House for the use of members; and there shall be printed 135 copies of each pri. vate bill, of which number 100 copies sball be deposited in the document-room of the House for the use of members, and 35 copies delivered to the superintendent of the Senate document-room. Motions to print additional numbers of any bill, report, resolu. tion, or other public document shall be referred to the Committee on Printing; and the report of the committee thereon shall be accompanied by an estimate of the probable cost thereof. Unless ordered by the House, no bill, resolution, or other proposition reported by a committee shall be reprinted unless the same be placed upon the Calendar.

AMENDMENT TO CLAUSE 2, RULE XIII, PAGE 248. Provided, That bills reported adversely shall be laid on the table, unless the committee reporting a bill, at the time, or any member within three days thereafter, shall request its reference to the Calendar, when it shall be referred as provided in clause 1 of this rule.

DIGEST

OF THE

RULES AND PRACTICE

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES,

THIRTEENTH EDITION.

SECOND SESSION, FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS.

Compiled by HENRY H. SMITH, Journal Clerk, House of Representatives, nder the act of March 3, 1877, and the resolution of the

Honse of October 1, 1890.

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