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CONTESTS FOR SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRE.
SENTATIVES, FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
The following is a list of contests for seats in the House of Representatives for the Fifty-first Congress, as shown by a letter from the Clerk of the last House, submitted in compli. ance with the act of March 2, 1887 (see ante, page 384):
G. W. Atkinson against John O. Pendleton, from the first Congressional district of the State of West Virginia.
Henry Bowen against John A. Buchanan, from the ninth Congressional district of the State of Virginia.
James R. Chalmers against James Bright Morgan, from the second Congressional district of the State of Mississippi.
L. B. Eaton against James Phelan, from the tenth Congressional district of the State of Tennessee.
L. P. Featherstone against W.A. Cate, from the first Congressional district of the State of Arkansas.
Fred L. Goodrich against Robert Bullock, from the second Congressional district of the State of Florida.
James Hill against Thos. O. Catchings, from the third Con. gressional district of the State of Mississippi.
Henry Kernaghan against Charles E. Hooker, from the sev. enth Congressional district of the State of Mississippi.
John M. Langston against Edward C. Venable, from the fourth Congressional district of the State of Virginia.
J. V. McDuffie against Louis W. Turpin, from the fourth Congressional district of the State of Alabama.
J. II. McGinnis against John D. Alderson, from the third Congressional district of the State of West Virginia.
Thomas E. Miller against William Elliott, from the seventh Congressional district of the State of South Carolina.
Sidney E. Mudd against Barnes Compton, from the fifth Congressional district of the State of Maryland.
Francis B. Posey against William F. Parrett, from the first Congressional district of the State of Indiana.
Charles B. Smith against James M. Jackson, from the fourth Cougressional district of the State of West Virginia.
Frank H. Threet against Richard H. Clarke, from the first Congressional district of the State of Alabama.
Edmund Waddill against George D. Wise, from the third Congressional district of the State of Virginia.
NOTE.—The cases of Atkinson vs. Pendleton, and Smith vs. Jackson, West Virginia; Featherston vs. Cate, Arkansas; Mudd vs. Compton, Maryland; McDuffie vs. Turpin, Alabama; Waddill vs. Wise, Langston vs. Venable, of Virginia, and Miller vs. Elliott, South Carolina, have been settled in favor of the contestants; and those of Bowen vs. Buchanan, Virginia; Posey 08. Parrett, Indiana ; Threet vs. Clarke, Alabama, and Chalmers vs. Morgan, Mississippi, in favor of the sitting mem. bers.
Table showing political division of the House of Representatires in the Fifty-first
and Fifty-second Congresses, the latter being in part unofficial.
INDEX TO JEFFERSON'S MANUAL.
Absence, not allowed without leave..
provision in cases of ..--
effect of a vote to
4th to insist, 5th to adhere..
House which adheres.----
should be two conferences before vote to..
rules and regulations in respect to
must be announced by the Chair
proceedings in relation to and order of proposing-
Amendment to bills, the House cannot recede from or insist on its own
amendment with amendment -----
if House refuse to strike out a paragraph, it cannot be
takes precedence of a motion to agree or disagree.---.
the text of the bill, and may be amended in the second
agree, 2d disagree, 3d recede, 4th insist, 5th adhere...
posed to be stricken out cannot be amended...
by insertion, how far liable to further amendment....
terminates with the session...
no member to vote if not present..
Bills, engrossed, must not be looked into.----
mistakes not to be corrected without the knowledge of the com-