May 10.- Sonate bilí was paesed fot the establishment of au atsay office at Deadwood, I. T. The biU for intermedíate appellate courls was procee.ded with. Mr. Jones opposed the section limitiLg the appellate juriediction. df the circuit courts and gave noticeof an aaiend ment t.hereto. Mr. Davis deoied that the eectiou wouM inflict any hardship, and urged is retention as essential to the efEectivenees of the proposed scheme. He read a telegram trom Ihe bar associatiim of New York indorsiug the measure and incidentally discJaimed auy especial responslbility for the measure, though his experience on the bencb, be said, convinced hiin of its utility and valuó M . ineasure fot the relief of the overburdened dockets of the supterae oourt, The houso paased 172 to 7, without ainendment, the l'ill oreating the exeeutive departinent o agriculture, which provides that the departmer t shall be uuder the control oí a secretary, who is an experienced and practical agrieulturist, and establish departraents of agrieultural producís, annual industry, lauds and statiatice. The conference report ou the Indian appropiiation bill was agreed to and the house went into coinmittee on tho appropriationbül. May 11. - The bilí for intermedíate appellate courts was further discusaed by Mr. tieorge, Jones and Morman. An amendment was adopted on inotion of Mr. Davis providing more explicitly that the jurisdiction of Circuit courts shall be neither enlarged nor abridged liy the bill. The conference report on the Indian Appropiiation bill was submitted. The total has been reduced by the conference $55,200. The report was concurrwi in and the bill passed. In the House Mr. Sherwin reported a bill to aid in the support of common schools. Printed and recomrnitted. It j.rovides that for the next five years there sball be aunuHlly appropriated $10,000,000 to aid in the support of free common schools, which amount shall be known as the common school fund, aud whlch ehall be apportloned to tiio naveral States and Territorios according to the r.uuiber of thetr illiterate population over ten yo;irB of age. Mr. Eice, froiu the Conimittee on Public Lands, reported back adversely tho bill to aborten ts two years the period required in hornesteading. Tabled. May 12.- In the seaate, consideration ot the intermedíate appellate courts bill was resumed, the question being upon its paseare, i'he bill was further discussed by Messre. Pugb, Davis and Morgan and paeöed finally, yeas 32, naya 18, receiving the aupport of all the Bebubllcaiis and Measrs. Bayard, Gockrel), Jackaon, Harris, Pugh and Walker, Deniocrats. In the house the bill was passed providiug for the removal uf the remains of the late Gen. Kilpatrick from Chili to the United States. The conference report on the fortificatiou appropriation bill wea agreed to and tho house resumed consideration of the (Jen6va award bill. The substituto of the uiinority 'was rejected, 46 to 109. The bill Uien passed, yeas, 132, nays 66. The conference report on the agricultural appropiiation bill was agreed to. May 15.- In the House Mr, Roblnson offered a resolution requesting the President to answer if any American citizen had oflered the IrishAmerican prisoners money to accept release on condition that they carne to this country. The House passed by a vote of 152 to 48 the bill introduced by Mr. Burrows of Michigan prevsnting actions for damages for infriugements on patenis in all cases where the defendant parchases the article openly for a valuable consideration, for personal use and not manu facture. In the Senate Mr. Beek made a speech in support of his resolution to take action on the House bill extending the bonded period for distilled apirits, as soon as practicable af ter the nuance committee report on the same. Mr. Beek claimed that the bill was an honest measure which wonld promote alike the interesta of the dealer, governmsnt aud distiller. May 16.- In the senate, the aenate bill to authorize the Bock Islaud and Southwesteru railway coinpany to construct a bridge over the MisBissippi at New Boston, lllluoie, was paBBod. A jolut resolutlon quthorizing the librarían of congress to accept a library offered the United States by Dr. Josepb. Meredith Touer of Washington was also passed. Mr. Vest reported favorably the bill to establish a United States court in Indian Territory. Mr. (Jonger by request iutroduced a bill providiug that any offleer now in the regular ariny who served with the volunteer forces or iu the regular army at any time duriiig the war of the rebellion as a regiuiental or staff offleer, or aide de camp to any general olticer, and actualy performed the duty of such poBition, shall be considerad as in service for the entire time he acted in such capaclty. The House resumed consideration of the national bank charter bill, and Mr. Hewitt spoke in favor of the banks, stating that the present system was the best yet devised by the ingenuity of man. Mr. Buckuer opposed the bill. If the natioual banking eystem wore to be contlaued he favored au amendment which would letevery bankkaow thatit could uot, at it mere caprice, reduce or iucrease ita eirculatton. Mr. Butterworlh supported the bill as required by public policy and by the business interestB of the country, but insisted that reserves ot nattonal banks should be kept in Cüin. He ridiculed the propositlon that the banks sliould be overthrowu and the govern inent go iuto the rag buslness of publishing tnoney.