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Washington Citt, May 3.- After the storm ïuesday in the sonate, the decorum of regular debate yesterday made the proceedr ings seem tame. A secret session was held Immediately after the senate was called to order and when the doors reopened a few unimportant billa were passed and then the unearned land grant forfeiture bill was resumed, but the bill went over without action. Next in order was the animal industry department bill, which was also discussed without action. A number of private pension bilis wero passed and a bill to amend the inter-state commerce act reported. Bills ■were passed for public buildings at Fort Dodge, Ia,, ?10O,00U: Sterling, Hls., -50,000, and Duluth, Minn., S150.000, and at 5:10 p. m. the senate adjourned. i The house received a memorial from Philadelphia in favor of the speedy repeal of the tobáceo tax, passed bilis authorizing twu light houses on the Atlantic coast, and then went into committoe on the tariff bill. The bill was supported by Wilson of Minnesota, Lauham of Texas, and Caruth of Kentucky, and opposed by McComas of Maryland and Allen of Massachusetts. A night session was held at which the bill was advocated by Stewartof Georgia and o,posed by Davis of Massachusetts. "Washington ( tr-i , May 4. - Favorable re ports were made to :ij senate yesterday os the bilis to retire Gen. Aii'red Pleasanton, authori?ing a bridge across the Mississippi at Hickman, Ivy., and for the promotion of army oflieers after twenty years continuous service in one grade. The land gi'ant forfeituro bill then caine up, and an amendinent was adopted providing that the rightsof the Portago Lake Canal coi or, the Ontonagou & Brule river raüway niy for any legal relief to wliieb they in.-! v beentitled shall nol prejudiced; nor the rights of the i Coïfeit my lands claimed by these coraI ., nor the right of auj lihiing an amendmeut affirmü holders of these land i, and the bill went ov p. 1 y bill was i ■ ■. over without action, and th" senate, after a secret session. adjourned untU Mond The ' increase of appropriation for the public building at Ini .11 the joint resolution a ]ting an invitation to - exposition was adoptii in committee of the whole the I Wilson of West Virginia making the principal speech of the day the bilL McKinney of New Hampshire also spoke for the bill and Ding. iiinst it, and t! journed. Washington1 City, May 5.- A resolution was adopted by the house 3 ruling upon the treasury for information whether there is any rule or regulation of that department to prevent the ovei-loading of vesseis on thrt great lakes. A unanimous report in favor of Vandever, the sitting membar wassubniitted in the Vaudever conon case from California. Private business was then dispersed with, and the tariff debate resumed, Caswell and Guenther of Wisconsin opposing the Mills bill, and McDonald of Minnesota, and Wheeler of Alabama advocating it. A night session was held at which twenty -seven private pension bilis were passed. Washington City, May 7.- The house put in the whole day Saturday on the Mills tariff bill, scarcely any other business beiug transacted. Speeches were made by Bland and Moroe of Texas for the bill, and by Woodbui-n oí' Nevada and McCormick of Pennsylvania against it. Quite a disturbance occurred just after Woodburn had closed. He had charged A. S. Hewitt, when he was a memter of the house, with apologizing to the British ramister for introducing resolutions inquiring iuto the legalitj' of the trial of m American citizen by a Britisli court. Bryce of New York angrily denied the truth of the charge, and Brummof Peunsylvania is angrily reiteated it. The lie was passe,d and a scène of great excitement ensued, during which order was resorted by Hopkins of Illinois asking if "this was the senato of the United States." Tne anger of pryce'and Brum was evidentJy Fickwiekian, for before the noiso subsided they were quietly seated, and talking to each ofher without a sign oí wrath. "Washington City, May 8.- A petition from Alaska protesting ogainst the establishment of a territorial governmenr thcre was received by tho Renata yesterday. A resolution was adoptad instructing the library committee to inquire into the expediency of remong Greenough's statue of Washington to a protec-ted situation, as it has been injured by exposure. A short time was speht on the land forfeiture bill, and .then Reagan and Coke spoke against the animal industry bill, principally on constitutional grounds. The house bill restoring to the public domain part of Uintah reservation in Utah wa.s passed. The senate held a secret session and at 5:10 p. m. adjourned. The house for the first time since the debate begaii badn't a word to say on the tariff. An appropriation of $40,000 was passed for additional ground for an appraiser's warehouse at Chicago. The most important business, howevor, was the passage under suspension of the rules of the river and harbor bill, despite the protest of Sowden of Pennsylvania, who said the president would próbably veto it. The vote on passage was - ayes, lfil ; nays, 09. Plumb introduced a bill directing the treasury to use the surplus in the purchase of bonds at par and acorued interest A presidential message was received vetoing the bill for the sale of certain Indian lands in Kansas. A vote on the disposition of the message disclosing the lack of a quorum the house adjourned. Washington City, May 9.- After some uninteresting morning business in the senate yesterday Harris was invited to the chair by Ingalls, and Voorhees took the floor and apolOgized for his unparliameiitary language of last week. Ingalls then resumed the qhair, and a resolution calling for statements of remováis and appöintments at the Baltimore postoffice was adopted. The land graut forfeiture bill then came up and was amended so as to include in the forfeiture certain lands in Michigan granted to the Marquette & Ontonagon railway. Edmunds opposed this amendment, and wanted the bill recommitted, so as to make it certain that its provisions were not in conflict with supreme court decisions, but he was defeated. Bills were reported for public buildings at Reno (SGO.OOO) and Virginia City (ÍÍ25.OOO), and Peoría, 111., ($13,000 additional). A message from the president on the subject of the impressment iuto the French army of John Prussia, an American citizen, was laid before the senate, and referred to the committee on foreign relations- Stewnrt (who offered the resolution calling fi r the correspondenee) remarking that the man had been discharged from the Prench anny since the resolution was offered. Tbe seuate then at 5:30 adjourned. Bryce qf New York read a telegram and letter in the house from Mayor Hewitt denying the charge made last Saturday that he had apologized to the'British minister Lor a resolution introduced in congress some years ago asking au inquiry into the trial of O'Donnell, who was hangod in England for the uiurder of Inf ormer Carey. He sent along a letter from Minister West coufirming the denial, but "W'oodburn of Nevada, who made the charge, said he had the word of an Irish gentleman who said he believed the charge was true, and therefore he had nothing to take back. The tariff bill was then debated, amongthe participants being Hopkins of Illinois, Mansur of Missouri and McAdoo of New Jersey. At the conclusión of the debate the house took a recess until 8 p. m., at which time the Mills bill was f urther debated by Chipman of Michigan, who said the Mills bill was an honest one, though he did not pledge himself to vote for it; also by Stone of Missouri and Martin of Texas.


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