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CONGRESS WHAT IT DID AND DID NOT DO IN
tinues to sleep peacefully on the cal
endar of the house.
Passed the immigration bill, con
taining the "literacy test" and Asiat-
At the end of an entire, day's con
sideration the McLemore resolution
warning Americans off armed ships
was tabled by a vote ot 276 to 143.
Adopted by vote of 236 to 1 emer
gency resolution authorising the
president to increase the standing
army to 120,000 men to help catch
Passed the legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill, carry
Passed the free sugar repeal bill by
vote of 346 to 14, putting the party
on record both ways on sugar.
Labor committee reported favora
bly Rep. Tavenner's bill to prohibit
use of stop watches in government
arsenals, navy yards and shops.
Education committee swatted Doc
Cook by refusing to consider resolu
tion by Rep. Smith of New York to
investigate the north pole contro
versy. Passed the Hay army reorganiza
tion bill by vote of 402 to 2, increas
ing regular army to 140,000 men. The
Kahn amendment to make the army
220,000 was defeated by a vote of
213 to 191.
Passed emergency appropriation
of $8,611,502 for expenses of recruit
ing army and Mexican punitive ex
pedition. Adopted conference report on ur
gent deficiency bill, appropriating
$3,400,000 mostly for the navy and
department of justice.
Judiciary committee voted to
"postpone indefinitely" all women
suffrage and prohibition constitu
tional amendments. This is the sec
ond time they have "postponed indef
initely." Democratic caucus voted to allow
the house to consider proposals for
the government manufacture of war
The convict labor bill still cdn-
ic exclusion provisions, by vote of iju
308 to 87.
Tabled the Gore resolution to warn
Americans not to travel on armed
merchant ships by vote of 68 to 14.
Confirmed the nomination of New
ton D. Baker as secretary of war;
David R. Francis to be ambassador
to Russia, and Jos. H. Shea as minis
ter to Chile.
Passed the iniquitous Shields wa
ter power bill after more than a
month's debate, by a vote of 46 to 22.
Adopted resolution to investigate
the army aviation service.
Passed the house bill increasing
the limit of postal deposits by any
person from $500 to $1,000.
Unanimously adopted house joint
resolution bringing the strength of
the army up to 120,000 men.
Sen. Saulsbury defended the Du
pont powder trust and praised its
work in behalf of the government.
Passed bill appropriating $2,065,
000 for equipping the Puget Sound
navyyard for building battleships.
Adopted resolution endorsing Pres.
Wilson's course in sending troops in
to Mexico and assuring Mexican peo
ple the expedition is punitive only.
Passed the bill for government ar
mor plate factory by vote of 58 to 23.
Officials of the trust were pained and
surprised and immediately offered to fj
reduce the price of armor favorite
and outworn truck, but it may work
Passed the bill doubling the num
ber of cadets at West Point Military
Passed an urgent deficiency ap
propriation bill amount $3,500,000.
Started to debate the Chamberlain
army reoranizatj.QQ, biJJ substitute
for the Hay bill' passed by me house.