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Xlixth Congress

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Day
16
Month
July
Year
1886
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Public Domain
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Jult 7- Senate - The Senate devoted the day to the river and harbor bill, and after considerable debate adopted the Sturgeon Bay canal item, although in form soiiiü what modifled froin the original clause. House - The speaker of the House laid before that assembly 21 veto messages. The entire session was devoted to theconsideration oí these messages, which gave rise to a very bitter and partisan debate. Jült 8. - Senate - After the presentation of the usual number of petitions the Senate proceeded to the business on the calendar. The rosolutions ofor inquiry into the authority under which a so-called state legislature had been organized in the territory of Dakota, were indefinitely poetponeóf. The joint resolntion for woman suffrage was objocted to by Mr. Platt. The resolution for open executive sessions was, on motion of Mr. Platt, made the special order for Wednesday, December 8. The Senate then resumed the considcration of the river and harbor appropriation bill - the pending amendment being to reduce the appropriation for the Kentucky river from $250,000 to $100,000. The amendment was lost. The merits of the amendment appropriafcing $350,000 for the purchase of the Portage lake canal, and the Lake Superior oLlp canttl. woro prosontüil by Mr. Cuuur, who submitted resolutions of the legislatures of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin urging congress to make the waterway composed of these two canals tree to the coinmerce of the country, and petitions of various chambers of commerce, and boards of trade to the same effect. The amendment was adopted without división. The Hennepin canal amendment having been reachedl it was strdngly advocated by Mr. Cullora, who stated that the canal was the most important work of canal improvement how pressing upon Congress for consideration. Mr. Vest opposed the Henne pin clause. Mr. Logan hoped that the time would come when the people, whenever there was a necessity to give cheap transportation, would provide for it by canal or otherwise, and he could not see why the pending proposition was not as proper on a river and harbor bill as in a separate mensure. After an executive session the Senate adjoured. House.- Mr. Compton of Maryland, submitted a series of resolutions expressing the regret with which the House has heard of the death of Hon. Wm. H. Cole, late a representativo from the state of Maryland, and providing for the appointment of a committee of sevon representativos and three senators to take order for superintending the funeral ceremonies. The House then as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased. adjourned. Jult 10.- Senate.- Mr. Sewell from the committee on pensions, presented the reort in the case of the vetoed bill granting a pension to Margaret D. Marchand, widow of Commodore Marchand. The committee repeats its former report in the case and recommends passage of the bül ver the President's objections. teferred. A resolution regardng the seizure of American flshing vessels was introduced and referred, as was also a resolution asking for informaron as to the truth of the report that a number of Americans are conflned in Mexcan prisons. Tho Senate then went into executive session. House - The House spent another day discussing the president's pension vetoes. Jolt 10- Senatk- The commfttee on ensions submitted a report on 23 pensions 'etoed by the president and recommended ;hat the bilis be passed over the exocuive's veto. After some discussion, a resoution was adopted that the report, views of the minority and all papers pertaining ;o the vetoed cases be recommitted to the ommittee on pensions. The river and ïarbor bill was nexttaken up and discussii during the remainder of the session, he clause providing for the Hennepin ;anal apjiropriation being the topic of deate. W ithout action on the matter the ltiju iiíif i'oíiiiSítteo or j-ou.'ioiis, auu ii ropriately refered. Thesway and means ommittee repored adverrely the Randall ariff bill, and that matter was referrsd to ihe committee of the whole, as was also a jillrepealing tho tobáceo tax. The House hen resumed consideration of the general deficiency bill, which measure was passed by a majority of 106. Ater adopting a rule as to the order of business, the House assed a private pension bill and adourned. Jült 12.- Senate- The chair, by request, ntrodneed a bill to stop all jayments of mblic money to James B. Eads, his associates or assigns for past, present, or tature work at the three mouths of the Mississippi river iintil further ordered by ■ongress. Referred. On motion of Mr. Hoar the committee on privileges aud elections got permission to sit during tho session of the Senate. It is understood that this is connected with the consideration of the Payne case. The House bill granting pensions to the soldiers and sailors of the Mexican war having been reaohed on the calendar was considered and passed. Amone the bilis wlnch were objected to, ana which went over without action, were the íollowing To equalize the bounties of soldiers, suilors ana marines of tho late war. To encourage the manufacture of steel for modern army ordnance and the like bilí for modern naval ordnance. The bilis roported by Mr. Hawley from the committee on coast defcnses. Tbe Seuate then reiniiii.. .i ooneideration of the river and harbor appropriation bilí - the pending juestion on the Hennepin canal and the Jttichigan and Uliuois canal ainendment. After lengthy and spirited discussion the amendment was agreed to. The Senate soon after adjourned. House - A bilí was passed authorizing the Socrotary of War to loan tents to the Southwestern Iowa and Northwestern Missouri Soldiers' Association aiíd to the triState Veterans Association of ühio, Indiana and Michigan for reunión purposes. Under tho cali of states the following bilis were introduced and referred; By Mr. Robertson of Kentucky, appropriating $10,000 for the erection of a granito shaft to mark the birthplace of Auraham Lincoln, liy Mr. Loyering of Mass., (by re?;uest) : To abolish the importation of talian or other slaves or laborera uuder contract and held to involuntary servitude into the United States. Business relativo to the District of Columbia having beon postponed until Thursday next the House went into committee of the hole, (Mr. Blount oí Georgia, in the chair) upon the Senate amendments to the legislativo appropriation bilí. The Senate amendment increasing from $4,000 to $5,(XX) the salaries of the commissioners of pensions and patents was concurred in. The consideratxon of the amendments was completed in committee, but pending action by the House an adjournmeut was taken. -

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