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An Extra Session Of Congress

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In accordance with President Arthur's proclamaron convening an extra - of the Senate, tlit; senators assembled in Washington on Monday the lotli of Oct. Kvery meuiber of the Senatc was present, except Fair, of Nevada, and IMatt, of Connecticut, paired. Senator Conger was one of the very few senators who were favored with a bouquet, a basket of choice flowers was standing on his desk. The iirst itop toward organizing the Senate was tlic meeting of cach party in caneas. In accordance witli a mutua! ngnOMnt betuecn the leaders of the two partir-, Mr. Harria, Dem., Tenn., was chosen as the man to cali the Senate to order. Messrs. Aldrich, of lthodc I.sluiul, ;iiul Lapluun nnd Miller, of New York, were present, but motions to allow them to takc the oath of office beforc a president pro tem. was cliosen, were defeated. Mr. Iiayard, of Delawaro, was .'inally chosen president pro tem. of,tli Sin ate, the vote standing 34 to 'M. Mahotie and Davis, of Illinois, voting with the Itopublicans whenevtr they voted. TheSetmte adjournod without allowióg tlie senators elect to be sworn. Ou Tuesday the Ipn tors were diily sworn. TUt w:is the only business Aoaa on Tuesday. On Wednesday scveral nnminntions were sent to the Senate by tb Preatdent, but the rumored .abinet u , n not made. Hoth Republioans aml DcinocraU held caucuses, theRermblicftnl dtocnÉMlag how they could de]X)se Bayard :ind elect a Republican ]residcnt pro tem. Sdiator David Davis leoted as the man for the place. 'l'lius inattei-8 stand, while cvery one Is anxiously awaiting the expectcd changes In the Cabinct.


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