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May 7. - In the tienate on motion of Mr. Inglas (Rep., Ka.) a resolution was adopted calling on the President to cominunicate to the Senate what measures have been taken to prevent the occnpation of Indian Territory by white Bettlers. The House bill to prevent military interference in elections was read twice, and by a vote of 24 against 31 the Senate disagreed to a motion of Mr. Edmunds (Rep., Vt.) to refer it to the committee on the judiciary, and then laid on the tablc, be called up hercafter. Consideration was then resumed of the resolution asking for authority to take testimony in the contested case of Spofford against Kellogg, and Mr, Carpenter (Rep., "Wie.) continued his remarks in support of Kellogg's right to the seat. Af eer further discussion the resolution authorizing the taking of testimony waB passed, by a party vote of 26 veas to 17 nays. The Senate, by a party vote, yeas 27, naya 15, took up the house bill to prohibit military interference at the polls. Mr. Morgan (Dem., Ala.) obtained the floor, and without further action on the bill the Seuate adjourned. ín the House Mr. ('halmera (Dem., Mísb.) called up as a question of privilege the resolution offered by him for an investigation into his conduct at Fort Pillow. The subject occupied the attention of the House for a long time, anti at one period there were indications of trouble between Chalmers and Burrows ( liep., Mich.) in consequence of an allusion made by Ohalmers to some canvass criticitms against Rurrows for his own conduct in the war. Mr. Chalmers, however, disclaimed any personal knowledge on the subject, saying he had his information from a Washington newspaper. Mr. Burrows branded the allegation as utterly untrue. Finally the whole subject was laid on the table May 8. - In the Senate - Consideration was resumed of the House bill prohibiting military interference at elections. Mr. Morgan (Dem., Ala.) advocated its paspage. In review of the President s veto message he said that the people, in their own time, will rebuke this pretender. Mr. Edmunds (Kep., Vt.) obtained the floor and will address the Senate to-morrow. In the House a bill to enforce the eight-hour law was taken up as the business of the morning hour. Mr. Kelley (Nat., Pa.) spoke in its favor. The bill was opposed by Mr. McMillan (Dem. Tenn.) Mr. Goode (Dem. Va.) who reported the bill, spoke in its advocacy. After some further debate the bill was laid upon the table by a vote of 103 to 52. The silver bill was taken up. Mr. Kimmel (Dem.,Md) offered an amendment fixing the weight of the siiver dollar at 460 instead of 412% grains. Mr. Fisher (Rep., Fa.) favored the amendment and opposed the bill, arguing in favor of a single standard. Mr. Warner argued that inconvertible paper inoney, if carefully limited in amount, could retain its full face value, and quoted tinancial writers to sustain that position. Without action on the bill, the House adjourned. May 9. - In the Senate the House bill providing for the payment of the money heretofore appropriated to James B. Eads and his associateB, for the construction of jetties and other works at South pass, Miss., was passed with an amendment. The consideration of the bill prohibiting military interference at elections was then resumed. The bill to prohibit military interference at elections was then passed in the precise form in which it came from the House, yeas 33, nays 23 - a strict party one. The House resumed consideration of the Warner silver bill and waa addressed .by Mr. Weaver (Nat., Ia.) in advocacy of the bill, and in favor of a doublé standard. He also criticised the act of 1869 to strengthen the public credit. Mr. Hoilman ( Rep., Ind.) opposed the bill. The best thing Congress could was to do nothing and go home. The world was governed too much and the papering of the country with bilis and reaolutions xnight as well stop for a while. Mr. Warner (Dam., O.), in the course of the day's debate, stated that he would demand the previous question Tuesday. Mr. Kelley (Nat., Pa.) having obtained the floor, the house adjourned. May 10. - In the Senate consideration was resumed of the bill making appropriations for the legislative, executive ana judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June, 1880, and for other purposes. Mi. Hill (Dem., Ga.) spoke in support of the bill. In the House consideration was resumed of the Warner silver bill, and speeches thereon were made by Messis. Kelly, Bowman, and others. May 12. - In the Senate consideration was resumed of the legislative, executive and judicial anpropriation bill. Mr. Windom addressed the House to show that the po icy of the Democrats is ifcvolutionary and unconstitutional. Mr. Coke (Dem., Tex.) said that the remarks of the Senator, being calculated to excite sectional bitterness, would find no reply in what he had to submit in favor of the sections of this bill which proposed to repeal the election laws. All history shows that the liberties of the people are safe only in their own keeping. After executive session, adjourned. In the House Mr. Newberry (Rep., Mich.) introduced a bill for the conatruction of a tunnel uuder the river at or near Grosse Isle, and a bridge over the Detroit river at or near Detroit City. The bill recognizes the consolidation of the bridge company and the tunnel company under the style of the Canada Southern Bridge Company, and declarea both the bridge and tunnel legal structures and post roads. May 13.- In the Senate Mr-UBayard (Dem., Del.) reported favorably fromá the committee on finance the House bill for the exchange of subsidiary coin for legal tender money, and asked for lts consideration. It went over under objection. Consideration was resumed of the legislative, executive and judicial approprialion bilis. The clerk read the clause which the committee on appropriations proposed should be stricken out, namely : "In order to provide for the speedy payment of arrearages of pensions, the Secretary of the Preasury is hereby authorized and directed to issue immediately, in payment thereof, the $10,000,000 in legal tender currency now in the Treasury kept as a special fund for the redemption of fractional currency." After further debate the question was taken on striking out the clause, as recommended by the committee on appropriations. It was cided in the negative, yeas 25, naya 37, and thcrefore the clause remains in the bil). In the House Mr. Knott (Dem, Ky.) called up the veto message and demanded the preyious queRtion on the pasoage of the military interfiennofl bill over the President's veto. The previous question was seconded and the House proeeeded to vote. The result wan, yeas 1Ü7, naya 97 so, there not being the two-thirdü majority required by the Oonstitution, the bill waa rejected. Ten of the Greenbackers voted in the affirmative, the other three, Barlow, Forsythe and Kuasell, not voting. The veto roessage was Uien referreed to the judiciary committee.


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