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5
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October
Year
1888
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Washington City, Sept. 27.- Chandler reported to senate yesterday - and wanted immediate consideration - a bilí authorizing the president t" issue a commissioo to Commodore P. C. Johnson as rear admiral, and date it Jan. 25, 1887. The commodore becama entitled to the promotion on his deathbed and Mrs. Johnson wanted the commission as somethiug to prizs. It would not affect the pension. Edinunds doubted the legality of passing the bill, Cockrell objected and it was placed on the calendar. George addressed the senate on the resolutiou for national inquests into politinal mothods in the south, and practicaüy admitted and defended the suppression of the negro vote. Daniel made a tariff reform speech, taking for his text the presideut's message. A conference on the deflciency bill was ordered, and at t:4 p. iu. the senate adjourned. The house passed a number of public land and military bilis of no particular interest, and then postponed consideration of the sundry civil bill conference report to await tha presence of Senator Voorhees in the city, as he is much interested in the library building clause. A bill was passed to forfait lands lyiug along the line of the Northern Pacific railway uncompleted July 4, 1S79; also, appropriating $100,000 for relief of yellow fever sufferers, with the relief struck out, and providing that the money be used to prevent the spread of yellow fever and cholera; also giving the fence around Lafayette square, when it shall be removed, to the Getlysburg association. A conference was asked on the general defic-ieucy bill, and the house adjourned. Washington City, Sept. 28.- Manderson presided in the senate yesterday in the absence of Ingalls. The appropriation for yellow fever purposes of $100,000, as amended by the house, was received and the ameudment non-concurred in, Edmunds remarking that the point of the appropriation was lost in the amendment. Calí offered a resolution instructiug the eommittee on epidemie diseasps to report wbat legislation is necessary to meet the eroergency of fatal epidtmiics, or to prevent their oecurrenee or spread, and assist those who suffer thereby wheu made destitute or needy; also a resolution requesting the president to cali a meeting of the academy of sciences and invite djstinguished foreign medical and and otber scientists to meet with tbem, to consider the same question; appropriating $100,000 for the expenses of the meeting and providmg for appropriate reiiuueration to the merabers, with mileage, etc. The Sherman resolution for an inqttirv into the relations between this country and England was reported without recommendation. Sherman said the eommittee desired the fullest information before considei'ing the subject, would not press to a vote at this session, nor possibly at tbe next session. Thfi conference report on the .sundry civil bill was agreed to. Tben a long partís m debate on Chandler's Louisiana refolution took place, the participants being Gibson, Coke, Chandler, Spooner and Teller, af ter which the senate adjourned to Monday. The botise adopted the conference report on the sundry civil bill, and theu entered upon an animated debate on the bill providing for a general superintendent of the railway mail service at $4,000, an assistanl superintendent at $3,000, a cbief clerk at $3,000, and as many other c-hief clerks as may be uecessary at $1,500. The debate was pending when the house, at 1:30, adjourned. Washington City, Sept. 29. -The house ordered a conference on the yeiiow fever appropriation bill yesterday. The report of the special eommittee on the Stahiuecker case was presented, fully exonerating Stahlnecker froni all the charges and crediting Kelley with being actuated by honorable motives in moving the investigation. A resolution was adopted calling on the treasury for information whether foreign vessels with American registers have violated the navigation laws, and whether steps have been taken to enforce the panalty for the same. In committee on the private calendar a nunaber of bilis vvere disposed of and the house took recess until 8 p. in., and at the nighc session passad thirty-one private pension bilis and adjourned at 10:30 till Mónday. Washington Citt, Oct. 2.- The house bill forfeiting certain Northern Pacific railway lands was reported to the senate yesterday. A message from the president announcing his approval of the Chinese exclusión bill was received and read. The message justifies the bill, and charges ifcs necessity to China which has rejeeted the treaty, although it had formerly agreed to the whoíe principie involved in it. The Chinese government also wanted an amendment whieh would have put Chinese officials in control of tta whole matter of exclusión. The message recommends that Chinese who are now on their way here be admitted under the old treaty, and that the bill appropriating SÏTOOO to indemnify Cbinesa or their persecution by mobs, be passed. The message was refeired to the foreign relations committee. Hale offered a resolution raciting a circular issued by Gen. Benet, directing discrimination in favor of Democrats wheu employing men or women for United States arsenals, and asking why an official order should be marked "confidential." The senate bill forfeiting certain Northern Pacific railway lands was debated without actiou, and after a brief session the senate adjourned. A bill was introduced in the house for the appointment of a committee to go to Chicago and examine into the necessity for enlargment of the postoffice building there. The president's message on the Chinese exclusión bill was read and appropi iately refeired, and then after unsuccessfui attempts to pass public building bilis, the poiut of no quorum being made against thera, the house adjourued. Washington City, Oct3.- -Tüe senatehad a long debate yesterday on the resol ution instructing the epidemie diseases committee to report additional legislation to prevent the iutroduction of mfectious disaases. The resolution was iinally referred. Halo stated that tbe hou'.e and senate conferrees on the general etefioieney bilí disagreed on five points - appropriating the balance of the late Cbief .Justk-e Waite's salary to bis idow; extending lüe lawá Lo "No Man's Land;" appropriation for a wemen's home in Utah, for the benefit of tliose sseking to escape trom polygamy, bïing three of tham. The senate agreed to n-isL on its disa;reement. The conference! report on the resolution in aid of theyell3' fev ,■ suffsrwa was agreed to. A resclutien wusoffared requesting the president to Liego! iate treatiea with Iv.igland and Mexico to prevent the enti-ance of Chinese into ths ünjte 1 States. Hala's civil service reform committee was authorizd to sit during recosí, and aft r an exacutive sussion the Sonate adjourned. McCreei-y prasided ie the hoine in tbe absence of Ciirl i-jlo. The senate bill waspassed allowing tbosa wba have abandonad homestead entries to ruaka others, with araendments permittiiig the homesteadar to leare his claim for one year, when, by reascn of drought, ece., he caD not support himself thereon: reducing certain lands to the uniform price of $1.25 per acre; and permitting a homosteader to enter additional land up to 100 acres when the first entiy is less than tbat amouut. The 'conference report on the resolution to aid the fever sufferers was adopted. It appropriates $100,000 to be expended as the president directs. A joint resolution granting one raonth's extra pay to senate and house employés was under discussion when the house at 1 :55 adjourned.

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