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Washington, Sept. 7.- The house adopted the code of rules which will govern it during the Fifty-third congress, subject to the decisión of the committee on rules, which, under the rules, has an almost absolute power to direct the business of the body. The rules vary but little from those that controlled the Fifty-second congress. When first reported they contained one radical cbange and re-enacted the clause which permits 100 members to constitute a quorum in the committee of the whole. This clause was borrowed from the rules of the Fifty-second congress, and although every member of the committee on rules was in favor of it, the pressure brought against it on the Democratie side proved too powerful, and the committee, gracefully yielding, eurrendered their point and the clause was stricken out. After agreeing to' the rules the house at 3:50 p. m. adjourned until Saturday. Washington, Sept. 1.- Senator Wolcott spoke against repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman bill. Mr. Cafferty spoke in favor of repeal; Mr. Peffer's resolution was referred to the finance committee. House: The rules for the' Fifty-third congress was relegated to the background and the rules for the Fifty-first congress came in for the chief part of the discussion. Washington. Sept. 2. - Mr. Vanee spoke against the repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman silver bill. In the house the new code of rules was I discussed, but no action taken. Washington, Sept. 5. - The bill for the repeal of the Snerman act was informally laid aside for the day; the bill appropriating $300,000 for the execution of the Chinese exclusión act was referred to the committee on foreign relations. House: The new rules commanded the attention of the house Saturday; the senate amendments to the urgency defieiency appropriation bill was agreed to. Washington, Sept. 5.- Only the senate was in session Tuesday. Speeches were made on the Sherman law by Senators Cullom. Coke and Peffer. House joint resolution making Sept. 18, 1893, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia was passed. Washington. Sept. 6.- Senator Stewart addressed the senate in oeposition to the repeal bill; Senator Peffer introduced a bill for a department of education and for an appropriation in aluminum coins of 800,000,000,


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