¶ Passed the Rivers and Harbors Bill authorizing an expenditure of $70,000,000, after Senator Norris of Nebraska had broken the solemnity of debate by falling out of the clerk's chair. (Bill went to conference.)
¶Passed appropriation bill of $260,000,000 for the Department of the Interior. (Bill went to conference.)
¶Heard that Col. Frank L. Smith of Illinois had accepted Governor Small's appointment to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator McKinley. Twenty-one Republican Senators and nearly all the Democrats are planning to deny him a seat.