12. Resolved--Thlat the parties interested in any contested Elections,
shall deliver to the Clerk within a reasonable time, before the dlay fisedl for
hearing the merits thereof, a list of such witnesses, papers or records as they
think necessary; and the Speaker shall issue his Warrant, for the producing
papers and records, and attendance of witnesses, accordingly.
13. Resolved-That persons refusing to obey the Warrant of the Speaker,
shall be considered guilty of a contempt of the House, and taken into custody
by the Sergeant at Arms.
14. Resolved-That in all cases of contested Elections referred to Com-
mittees, they shall follow the Rules of the House as nearly as circumstances
will permit; and such Committees shall report the evidence produced before
them, and the merits of the case as it shall have appeared to them, together
with their resolutions thereon.
15. Resolved-That if either of the parties, their Counsel, or Witnesses
should speak indecent language against any Member of thie House, or against
the Rules of the House, he or they may be called to orcder by any Member
rising in his place claiming privilege.