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United States.—Tho President's Mossago was road at oiico on Tuosday in tho Sonato, but in the House of Representatives Mr. llecd (the Spoaker) did not take it up till five o'clock ; and even then would not lot Mr. Crisp, the lato Democratic S|»oakor, oatch his eyo to introduce a Bill establishing tho Commission proposed by tho President. Tho reason seems to be that the Republicans thought that so important a policy should be in their own hands, and should not convoy moro advantage than could bo helped to tho Democrats in tho election campaign. On Wednesday, Mr. Iteed oallod on Mr. Ilitt (Republican, formerly Chairman of tho Foroign Affairs Committee), who introduced a BUI empowering tho President to appoint a Commission, and appropriating 20,000/. for its expenses. Mr. Bontelle (Rcpubl'om), who, it appears, thinks the President's messago a moro dovico to ooncoal tho blunders of tho Administration, suggested that it should bo referred to a committee, but Mr. Crisp supported tho Bill, which passed unanimously, and tho House adjourned till Friday. No business was done then, hut on Saturday Mr. Rood appointed tho various committees. The Uouso then adjourned till yesterday. In tho Sonato on "Wednesday Mr. Ilitt presented a Bill for tho repeal of the disabilities against tho Confederates, as this was a time whon all should co-oporato in the dofonco of their countrv, but Mr. Piatt suggested that it had hotter wait till Mr. Uitt's Bill had boon considered. Mr. Chandler presented a Bill for strengthening tho military armament of tho country, by the provision of 1,000,000 moro rillos for tho infantry, 1,000 pieces of field artjllory, and not exoooding 5,000 fort guns. Tho Bill, which authorises 20,000,000/. to bo impropriated for those purposes, was roforred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On tho motion of Mr. Davis, it was agrood to ask tho President for information on tho correspondence that had taken plaoo with tho British Government, and on tho allegations that the latter had established post-oiHces and post-roads with a viow to tho occupation of Alaska ; also whether any atfcompt had boon made by Grout Britain or Canada to claim part of Alaska.

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  1. Guardian,
  2. 24 Dec 1895, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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