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•’ — Auction h*i.k or watches, hi Ainu mis, jf.uei.iiv, 4c.
THE &REAT auction “sales
%. KEONBERGr, Wholesale Jeweler,
Continues THIS DAY nt 167 STATE-ST. /
WATCHES, diamonds, jewelry,
Field, Leiter
■ ii WasllilM-sls.
Circuit Court of VormllUon County, Btoto
of Illinois,
Uinta Etoford cl*l. )
v*. . > Original bill,
full & Ptnvlllo Hallroad Company. )
Inlab n. Jobmon, Truitae, )
v*. > Grots bill,
put* & Danville Hall road Company ot at.)
Tbe undmlgneil. Special Sluter lu Chancery an-
Mated by nld Court, hereby gives ontlcn that, by vir
tue ot a decree and order of iblu made and mitered lu
raid Court In the dimivo entitled cauic at the special
April Icrni. A. I). IH7O, thereof, he will, on 1 hunilur,
IhoDlnctccDlii day of dune, A. 1). IHTU.nt la o'clock
sotDoUaldUay, at the LsvUangu haieiruoina. No. one
hundred and eleven Hniadway.ln the City of Now York
and biate of New York, proceed to sett at public auc
iloa.tothebhjhcit and tieat bidder, the property of Mid
llillrotd Company. of (he following general descrip
tion. tU.: The I’arl* & lianvllle (tallrond. com
wcaelnf: at the Ulty of Danville, In (hoHtotoof Illinois,
throes tlirmieli the Couutlea of Vermillion, Kdgar,
Itirk. Crawford, and Lawreuce. to Lawrenocvlho. la
itlJ Mate, In all one hundred and three mile* of rati
rmd. together with nil rlaht-or-way, aldliuta. depot
rroundi. road-bed. ahupi, tuperitriiutuie*.. rolling
nock, tooli. luppHc*. material*, contract*, right*,
eqalilei, and cho*e» In action, and all other properly
belongin:; to the same, including mo coat land* belong
lijlonld railroad compauy, situated near Danville,
la Vermillion County, Illinois, conditlug of about
twelve hundred and thirty acre* (l.gao). with the ma
chlurry, live dock, plant, and equipment belonging lo
the uine. bald coal land* and equipment, as
'pi a tided by laid decree and order of sale, will
ant be offered acparately, then the railroad
tad property appertaining to the Mine, then
.*.irSß6ropertywlllbooffered a* an entirety, and will*
w wid whichever way me entire property will sell for
tM larger amount, bald property will nut bo told for
lew lhan two hundred thousand dollars (HUulOOO),
-Mlf thousand dollars tSoo.oGo) of whlcli mosl
, , Ml ? cash on dav of »ale. and one
mered and fifty thousand dollar* (SI.vi.CKXJ) lo cash in
woßrmailpn of aale, and ttiu balance of purchaae
Loacr wlilun three months after confirmation of sale;
uJ, if uld coat land* mid railroad property shall bo
jo-dieMrate l )- then tho payment* *hull bo in *uch
pupdriloii as tlio purchase money of each parcel of
ptererty than bear to the total purchaee money of the
. s,a, ‘ l Properly will ho sold without
ijpraiiemeut. and not subject to tho law* of the Stato
B«itt»it°eiafe» UfCrr n? r| H' ,w ot redemption from
r ® cel «‘l or cried by tho Special Matter
A*iiM/*nn ,«?. r . or,t V e,)o ! ,t wUU ,llm ‘ cn thounand
S'* WW.°4 , . l . n . caßl110 Iniuro tho good faith of the
,i .Vt ,0 » 'W 1 üb°n u b° n the properly separately the
*ll bo l *° thomand and five hundred dollars
ib. h . B £ ual Property, andaoven thouiind and
pn tho railroad property.
I?? * L Lo "wilo subject to all lumi legally duo
icharoa Hen upon the proporly hereby
11 lw or l }* .mortgage, and alto tubjecl to
i'! ~ . t t c lß,ni,f of way of mid railroad,
immmr rc| u*liulcr of tho purchaae money, above the
ta»i»fe , iSH V fV J,rc ‘ 1 bo paid l Q cash at the time of
iM.* 8 “? rt " ,0 conflnnathm thereof at above pro
2#*fihf?i*i*%i. 1 hereafter bo requited by tho Court.
. receive any of the bond* and
J«i»BMjVi^ n , , ,“i curc<ib y, ,a,d mortgage, each lucH
Surtiffu n ,n i , . b . e,n F received for aucu sum m tho
tciv?fn.m >h n< ! tbe b . o, d«r thereof Is entitled to ro
tieu proceed* of auch tale. Upon confirms-
V'rf W«i*« of said aura of two lum
nßh!S?££m , d 0 'V*. 1*200,000). the purchMer or
~r l . belet lnlu poaaeulun, uae, and enjoy*
MJer M .If J .P’oMrtJl subject to removal by
tarcaiM JiA, f' ourt - if, the entire amount or
w/mto?tair«. i ,O llu i *u accordance with tha
Isa fun . upo ’} *L! l u payment of pnrebate money
“utre wm L p J. ta "s« wlt , h , lbc ierma of >alo tald bpedal
«Bureh«i!.i. Xt V ? nt * ~||vcp » deed to the purchaser
prcni'te*. Further provisions at
c7 Ul 1,0 mßd ° knoWn
„ . JAB. A. KADS,
.Special Muter In Chancery.
or,.— Was DaiunTMiirr, )
*i^* T *B«*BTin-(JKHKaAI.’B OVVICE, >
• Sealed March ai.JBTO. 1
authorised to
It the Ikunltr or'V l i r , 1 1° Krtvc ‘ °* soldier* who wrved
the w»VSi ,u .V tue i‘f '> rm *or the United State*
bur ej } n D rii-ai» or *i t n ,u Un, °"-. ft °d who have been
, ‘»etn»nn*r ».M^Ji l ltt ?F' or cltyccraetorlc*, in the
t«ihi^in?, r by th« law of Marcli a. 1873,
Thei.i^Tk Military Cemetcrlci."
fo. U. l>« fuvnl.Uud licitlnuted at 17,-
•set!biil'olo detail the standard
►mti inu *,XI ° hcaJltonc * to be furnUhod can ho
iMiMi'y/'inj^ Lt cc ®!?,Pf ll,o<l i»y.««»d and suffleleat
ffMficjo wiiiLe D m??i , W|M Conildorod. except for
lc*ni, 0 ," Wll *ie marble, of grodca named In the spocl
l^*M*V‘w!S!f..h?JnCn,c4 * a waled envelope* and
U. B. A.
T'nKA’if.'ffX, , “KIWUIKTO,
»*1 6 Up<Vril(enV<>n , | L u"* , !“. T,n * Benr| M- Office Of U»n-
r«? Waahlngtuo, w»ru. ism
IU, , u for ‘ho ConalmcMon of a Life-boat fita*
received at thla office until
Ihvrtloa”/«i » rt *r,of Mar, IR7U, for lli« eon*
”lWiD«iuiui ii u l^ l f t t l ,l * t !on « Manlalee. Mich. Tho
uro * **• * c »ct e o. ready for occupancy, on
.bonaln 11. mm
JHttwava «I|«1 111* Kf.RV 04 * f n .*! ‘Ufflclom •uretloa, con*
ft 1 fl el»r, »nd ci v„J hal > enter Into contract with
{«! ittrorinann^h J». b , bu,| d» aa accurltjr for tlie faith*
~«Mwed: orhV S f ,,»^ M . ,n^, L b * required. If hla bid
£«?or boilav ,*'Spoilt of %mo United State* cur*
Sjf.Mlrr tm- nied 10 t,i# oniueneaaful bid*
yj J ldder after hfi <S. f «V‘“ Col »»ract, and to thu auccoaa.
or and bond for tho faithful
,h, ‘ l b ° ,WTOWd by
. of Propoa.l and
rhuTro-of w'?» u { nco ..V r U ,u of
J, 7 eu-ni| t U. Louttlt, Buncrlntendeut
S/t*M. J. ii u , l( "* v '““ Orand Ifaveu. Mich.;
•*r t Sew Vmwv *lol man< u - *• »• M.« No. 16 broad
r* 1 ' u .w>u‘l'ollcatlon to tbli office. W
a Mr,..M n ., U u? r ?? a ‘ l* l r °l Krt »l for the
.'K?i M 4 fw *i*d to ° ,t B .i»floaatMaiil«ieo,Mich.”
® e Mgi j | iu rn£ B# ruca, Watltlualon, I>, 0.
Hi. 1 * denied WtL'M?,''} blJ *- or “I waive defect!.
‘“taiMUof ibegoreromeiil
*** !y^^ Buperlntendunt.
111 St 118 Laks 6t, Chicago.
Ps care fui to boy oaly the Genuine
'HIE lUjiIRS s.tJffijaas
Sml)!S. os ' “ « ituiua-u..
SPk €l)kuujo Pailg Uributu'.
————— ——— : / I n_
The ONLY Furniture Store in
Chleaijo with an Entire
Chamber Suite in Aeh, Walnut,
and Fainted, from - S2O to S3OO
Parlor Suits, Walnut,
and Ebony, from - S4O to S3OO
Sideboards in Ash and
Walnut, from - r s2l to $l5O
Bookcases—Library and
Cylinder—from - $22 to SIOO
Hall Trees, from - - $5 io SIOO
Also a Full Xdne of
Chalrn, in Cano, Wood, and Leather
Wardrobes, Buffets, Mirrors,
Mattrossos. Pillows, Springs,
A largo variety of Fancy Stands,Ta
bles, Writing Cabinets, ota., oto.
Sole Agents for Cooper’s Combine,
tion Water Cooler Refrigerator and
Sideboard; prioo $32 to S4O. Tho
most economical refrigerator in use.
Sole Agents for tho oelobratod
Streit & Schmitt Patent Hookor, tho
most oomfortablo and durable
Booker; tho best in tho market.
Wo carry tho largest lino ot Office
Bosks and Ohairs (at tho lowest
prices) in tho city.
Rattan and Lawn Furniture at
manufacturers* prices for tho next
30 days.
All Goods Guaranteed.
PtotomDls sent to noa-restdents on oddMoii.
tjflHQurMr. wmTSls of tho late firm of
OOLBY & WIBTS, dissolved.
Bat. Adams and Jaokson-sts.
To Rent,
in mm Bonn®,
Two very desirable Eire-
Proof Offices on second
floor, and one ou third
floor. Apply to
mi. c. row,
8 Tribnne Bnilding.
The Third tad Fourth Floor* of the New and Rlcaant
Building toil and ICS Dearbonwl. s they ura very tllpli
and light, Rteaui power amt heiit nnd steam elevator,
and they will be rented at a low price.
CLKVELANI> PAI'KU CO., liu ami 103 Dcarliorn-at.
MKAP A COK, HOl.aS*llu-»t.
Ou Fine Watches and Diamonds
At one-half broker*' rate*. City Scrip Imuebt.
• D. LAUNDKIt, Private Hanker.
Hoorn* s and o. ia» Itaiulolob-it. KtUbllihi'd IBAI.
BEST (S 3 f&SP
My lower SucUon Plate never tooaen* while talking
oreallug. Filling, J 4 usual rate*. Kxtractlng without
paia. DK. I>AY,
183 >ladl«on**t.. corner Clark.
OOSAN N'mitlSHll'.S,
New York .London Purla,
bteatner* onJI every Brturday from Now York for
Bouthatnulon and Uremon. PaMCiigen booked for
London and Parli at lowoit ratea.
UATEb OK PASSAGE—From Near York to South*
auipion, London. lluvru. andUrumeu, flr«t cabin, Sioor
avernd cabin, foot itoerage, *ua ituturn ticket* at
reduced ratea. OKLIIICiIS A CO., U Howling Oreen.
K. V. IL CLAUsBENIUB A CO., 3 South Clark-*l.,
Agent* for Chicago.
Extra raaienger Hloamrr for
\.llbi.iti/wuu mu ,iiir.ur.n.
In order to aatufy the uumcroui application! for paa*
sage to Kurope. thu North German Lloyd atcamer
GEN. WKUUiiit,
Capt. Iloffmaun, will bo dlapatched on Wednesday, May
lib. for Bremen, via Cherbourg.
Paaicugera fur Franco, by taking till* steamer, avoid
the Channel.
Tlckuu direct to Pari* tncludad In paaago.
oULltlt'ilti * co., a buwliug Green,
. 3 Booth Clurk-it., Agent* for Chicago.
To Oltigow, Liverpool, Dublin. DelfaaU and London
derry. from N. V., every Thuraday. Klrat Cabtu, Sttn
to $73, according to accommodation, bucoud Cabiu,
•4a Btceraue, *JU.
JAUKb WARUACK, Gooeral Weatern Manager,
IflU Uandulph'il., Chicago.
Auatln Daldwln tt Co.. Oeu‘l Ag'l*. Ti Uroadway. N. Y.
.. . r ' Cth-av. ami 42d-st„ Now York,
tuning Nay York to remain » fuw wueki can nceuru
ol«K*ulauUuwf apartiuauultf uJdrcuiug
• J, tl. COUtv, Manager.
<(;uur«oiluc>iuwUtry. pure mil A p>i>lluJ, mClrlland
Druaiiilu l£»KlneiTl»a, to ABrlruUurc, liulauy. /ool
oinr. Mtueraluay. md iJculogy.uuJ lu (iuucral biuuUac
btualct, wiili r.uelUli. French. and Herman. I'ulUlcal
Kcomuaj', UUto/), etc. Fur i>arilt'UlaramlJrc«
I’UOF. UtUJIUK J. UilUbll.
£xocuilvo utflccr.
New liavvu. Conn.
Some of the Leading Points
in the Administration
Should the Appropriation Bills
Full, Congress Will Bo
And the Operation Repeated
Until tho Supplies Aro
The Democrats Take Their Turn at
the Legislative Appropria
tion Sill.
Thurman Makes a Strong Bid
for the Southern Vote
In 1880,
And Wins a Groat Forensic Vic
tory Over Little Johnny
The Silver Bill Debate Continued
all Day in the House.
A Combined Effort Made to Load It
Down with Amendments.
Beprosentativo Orth on the Encroachment
of Stato on Rational Bights.
Special DimUch to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., May IC.—-The Ways and
Means Committees has more than 100 bills ou
Its docket, and a vast number of petitions mm
resolutions. Tims far the Committee has not
acted on a single bill, although frequent meet
ings have been held. Fernando Wood Is greatly
incensed at the Committee because they refuse
to pass bis resolution of (Inal adjournment, and
be delates that there is danger that a month or
two will elapse before tno final adjournment.
If tbu Democrats carry out the progammo ad
vocated by some of them to adjourn without
passing the Army bill, it can bo stated, with the
roost absolute certainty, that there will bo an
other extra session of Congress this summer
Immediately, or about the close of the Decal
year. It Is certain that tbu President
until Ilia Appropriation bills aro passed. The
Administration will not assume tlio responsi
bility or give itself tho trouble of again attempt
ing to carry aay department of the pabllc serv
ice, as two years ago It did the army, without
any appropriation. The President has told his
■Cabinet officers and several members of Con
gress that as often as Congress adjourns with
out passing tho regular necessary Appropria
tion Dills bo shall reconvene (hem In nu ad
ditional extra session, and tho fact that tho at
tempt may bo made to prevent this by taking u
recess instead of adjourning Congress would
be ineffectual. Tho President has already ex
amined tho subject, and hastbu host legal au
thority for the opinion that
just the same whether a recess was taken or an
adjournment bad, and that the Constitution
could nut bo evaded by taking a recess.
Svecial IHioatch lo The Tribune,
Washington, D. 0., May IS.—Judtco Thur
man's specch-bld in the Senate lor the Demo
cratic nomination this afternoon was not a suc
cess. The Ohio 'candidate was evidently not in
good health, and it was dispiriting to havu to
address, as ho did, nearly empty galleries, al
though he was surrounded hy Rebel Brigadiers,
and Secretary Everts listened with marked at
tention throughout, while Conkllng made co
pious notes. Following the crumple sot by
Webster, Judge Thurman bad discarded Ibo
rough suit of clothes that bo usually wears, ami
appeared In bis Sunday broadcloth, having In
one coat-pocket his well-known bandana used
for occasional blasts of Ins suuH-tltllotcd nasal
organ, while in the other pocket was
with which he occasionally wiped the poraolrn
tlon from his face, for the Senate Chamber was
Intensely warm. Judge Thurman, as he Is
called by bis friends, speaks In a practical,
husiness-Ilko way, os bo doubtless used to
charge Juries when he sat upon thu bench, ami
bo certainly stated his case strongly, as seen
from his standpoint. Judge Thurman was
listened to with more than usual Interest, as it
was hoped ha might foreshadow, to some ex
tent, Die programme which the Demo
cratic Committee of Safety, of which ho
is the Chairman, is now marking out;
but, while ho freely and harshly criticised the
President's vetoes, be did not Intimate what he
was going to do about them, or give indication
of the course which the Democracy propose to
follow. He devoted the first hour of bis speech
and the necessity fur repealing tho lent-onth
provisions of the law, In which ho expended uji*
accessary argument, os tho President and iUi
publlcon Congressmen really aro in favor of
modifying tho test-oath law, should It bo pre
sented squarely, and uut as a rider to an Appro
priation bill. Another hour was devoted
to tho Election laws generally, and to
Johnny Davenport, of Now York, in particular.
Tbis portion of bU speech was but a repetition
of tho statements previously made In the Senate
by Kcrnau and Hereford,
Tburmtu labored greatly fa tho delivery of
this portion of bis speech, especially In a tear
Hint tho Solid South might produce n Solid
North, and iu lamenting tho manner in which
the Democratic Congressmen aro now being
criticised lu the newspapers. Tho Judgo re
quested particularly, at the beginning of bis re
marks, that no ono should interrupt him,
which probably prevented' some warm
cross-firing between him and Conkllng and
EdJiuuns. Whether tho latter Senators will re
ply to-morrow lo an? of Ida assertions remains
to bo seen, but unless they claim tho floor for
thu purpose Eaton, of Connecticut, will trejit
the Senate to uu
It U dow very evident Uiu debate lu the Senate
ou the Legislative bill caocot be concluded tUU
week. Thurman muds a strong bid. /or Uiu
Southern vote at Ihu very ouuet by compU
meulUig the men of that section fur the patriot
lo attitude they have taken during thla great
Just as Mr. Thurman rose to speak Mr. Woaa
Uamptou wade bis maiden ellort lu the way of
a personal explanation. Ho said tho Senator
from Minnesota (Mr. Wlndom)
by saying that In 1608, In delivering a speech be
fore the South Carolina Democratic Convention,
ho had said that the Reconstruction nets were
unconstitutional, revolutionary, und void, nnd
that he would make that statement in tho pint*
form. Mr. Hampton denied having made such
an utterance, and added that tlie charge would
have been in bettor taste had it oceu made in
his presence. Mr. WJnclom sold his authority
was it newspaper clipping, hot he was careful not
to make the charge In the flooator’sabsence. Ho
had seen him in his scat when ho made It. Mr.
Hampton replied that bo bud no recollection of
using the expression quoted, though he might
have done so,but he certainly had not put It into
ony platform. With this lame attempt at a vin
dication, Mr. Hampton sal down.
Ttt the Wtitern AuncUtiJ Pr::i.
Washington,’ D« Cm May 15.—Consideration
was resumed of the Leelallvc, Executive, and
Judicial Appropriation hill.
Mr. Bock explained thu provisions of the bill
as It had been amended, stallin' tlmt the In*
crease bribe Senate was $111,500,' making the
entire sum $18,541,000. Among the amend*
menu were SIB,OOOIor the mints, and 127.000
lor the Interior Department, additional to thu
onoropriallona In thu bill lor' these purposes.
He suggested what Tflforfns should be made.
By the reduction of the number of Starekeop
era and Gangers under the Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue,slo,OOOannualk could bo saved.
Ho thought tlmt hundreds of thousiiuls of dol
lars also could bo saved by readjusting the ma
chinery of the Customs Department, as In nu
merous eases the expense of collecting the rev
enue far exceeds tliu* receipts. He hoped the
Committee on Appropriations wuuld consult
with Hie proper Committees of the House, so
tlmt ut the next session of Congress It should
have the data on which toad Intelligently. He
would prefer to have tho rotanns mode now. In
stead of waiting till the iDcmocrats come Into
power, which ihev expected to do.
Mr. Buck alluded to the remarks of Mr. Conk
ling on u lortncr occasion with regard to thu
amount of taxes and duties paid by the States
that did not go Into the Rebellion, and thu
amount paid by those which did. Mr. Beck said
Kentucky oald 89,G0D,000 of Internal revenue.
Mr. Colliding said much of the tax which thu
Senator claimed was paid by Kentucky was on
whisk}*. The tax was
because no one could siipposc, enormous as the
Democratic majority lo that State was, that the
consumption was all there. [Laughter.)
Mr. Deck remarked . that the Sduator had an
swered his own queStlonTo his (Heck’s) satisfac
tion when he said the consumers paid the tax
es. -.
Mr. Deck also noticed the remark of Mr.
Conkling that the redaction of duty on tobacco
had diminished the receipt of taxes to the
amount of $11,000,000, and read from nlTlclal fig
ures to show tiiut thcrcycoue hud been'lncreas
ed rather than lessoned. Hu also alluded to
the fact that, notwithstanding the requirement
of the law Unit the number of clerks In the sev
eral departments shall be divided pro rata among
the States, Kentucky had not ona while; Malue
hud ninety. This, among other things, ought
to be looked into with a view to a remedy,
rose to a personal explanation. Hu said Mr.
Windum In a recent-speech staled lie (Hamp
ton) hud put ioto theDemocratle National plat
form of UkW the plank declaring that the recon
struction acts of Cungrcua were usurpations mid
unconstitutional mid void. Mr. Hampton said
he had time ami again denied be did So, and had
proved he did not before the Knklur investi
gating Committee. He was satisfied the Sena
tor did not intend to do him injustice.
Mr. Windum said ho did not, hut during the
campaign he saw what purported to be u speech
of the Senator, In which the Senator said,
“ That was my plank In the platform. I waul
ed nothing else; for wlfon the great Democratic
party had pledged themselves to that, when
they had declared that'thcsc acts were uncon
stitutional, revolutionary, mul void, 1 was will
ing to wait In patience until that party would bo
triumphant, and apply The remedy In their own
good time.”
Mr. Hampton said that ho could not say
whether ho used that language or not. If he
did. It was In the sense that ho approved the
words, and repeated ho did not put them into
tin* platform.
Mr. Wlndoui—Tlie Senator docs not deny ho
made thu speech, ami this In all 1 want.
Mil. TlttmUATI
then took the floor, and, before bcirlnnliur to
speak on tho pending hill, said he was surprised
that thu Senator from Kentucky (Beck) had
token the trouble to treat seriously Uie proposi
tion of the Senator from Now York (Conkllng),
that the people residing in the district where
taxes are collected arc the people upon whom
thu tax falls. Such a statement refuted Itself,
and was an absurdity not to he tolerated by
any honest Intellect.
Mr. Thurman said they had before them un
Appropriation bill for thu support of the Lotris
lative, Executive, and Judicial branches of thu
Uovcrnment. Nobody denied that thu amount
was sullicient. hut opposition had been made to
the bill necauso of the provisions relating to
trial hy Jury and to elections. Ilalhcr than
utrreo to these, thu minority suv, in
cited, that they will stop tho appro
priations and defeat the bill* Scarcely
any word had been uttered by thu
minority on the merits of this question. It was
said that these provisions had no proper place
In the Appropriation bills, ami that they were
dictated by the South because thu gentlemen,
In their Imagination, supposed there was a huge
conspiracy to produce anarchy, a* If thu majority
iicra and the Democratic people of tho Imbed
States have nut as much Interest In tho order,
peace, ami prosperity of the country, and thu
perpetuity of the Government, as aby men be
longing to the Republican or any other party.
Mr. Thurman proceeded to utmlvxo the laws
proposed to be repealed, and argued that they
as they shut out Intelligence from thu Jury-box,
and punished those who could not take the
Irnnelud oath because they had given a cup of
cold water, even, to uuy one who liar) opposed
the Government, if the law was Justifiable In
war. It was not so now, at a lime
when all should unite. Thu most lullammu
tory, unluuuded, and unjustifiable attempt
had been made to array one portion of tho peo
ple against thu other, thus endeavoring to moku
sectionalism os permanent «» the continent
Itself. Why did nut these gentlemen point out
thu defects of thu provisions If they behove they
exist! They were told that these provisions
were Inserted at the command of the Soullien
domination, but there was nut u word of truth
In it. They were not In the interest of Southern
men, or of Northern men, particularly, but
These laws were prutendup when passed to
bo for tliu protection uf Uio freedmun In Uiu
South mrniDsL Iho Ku-Kiux, but their real ob
ject waa to oppress the rotors iu thu North, and
especially to Ulsfranchlie, Imprison, and purse
cutu naturalized citizens of thu North.
Thu Almighty Father, suhl Mr. Thurman, bad
given him a capacity to fool, for which hu was
trulr grateful, though lie was sometimes Incon
venienced or 11. Ills, Indignation sometimes
made him forget that ho was weak, and ought
not to give way to his feelings too much.
lu speaking of the Kluctlon laws, there came
to him a picture of their operation in New York
City, of a cuce full of men sweltering mnl suf
fering under thu arbitrary nml dictatorial mode
of a corrupt uml contemptible Commissioner of
Elections, and be could not suppress the thought
that u transaction had taken place lu thla coun
try that could not have occurred lu any other
civilised country
But he proposed to speak calmly to-dav, hoping
thus to make a bettor legal argument than If ho
exhibited lecllng.
Ilu proposed to speak ou the subject of thu
Constitution, If (hat Instrument may bo men
tioned without Irruvcroueo.
Jlu then argued that trial by Jury was a shield
uf Uiu people, ami a safeguard to liberty, and
(hat thu laws proposed to be repealed wore
enacted In the Interest ot the Republican (tarty.
Tnuugh no Jeffries may hojd Ids bloody assizes
in this country, yet. In a minor degree, If not
to the full extent, If these cnurmitlea should be
continued, the courts ol Justice, us Uallam says,
would become caverns of Judicial murders, uml
'mere tusirumentalUlcs uf party feeling end per
sonal advantage. In the pacification of the
country and thu reoturatlon of harmony every
where, we should go bade to the old paths uf
justice, under Bees. 820 and mi, where all thu
parties In a suit and all the counsel are satisfied.
lu steps thu United States District Attorney
aud culls the Court’s attention lu thu presence
lo the Jury-box of men who gave aid or comfort
to the Uubelhou by doming a poor soldier.
whose bare feet were bleeding In the frost and
snow, mid, for being so vile as to believe ilmtthu
story of the flood Samaritan was told us for our
Imitation, those men are excluded from the box
If tho Judgo so directs. This Is
It has taken place since ,wo have been in this
Chamber. Such laws would disgrace Dahomey.
Was tlie demand to return to the old well-trod
den paths of justice und legal procedure a mat
ter to fire the Northern mind, mid sot all the
demagogues north of Mason and Dixon's tine
declaiming against tlie designs of the Democrat
ic party I
it Is not cost, continued Mr. Thurman, to
provide a remedy for existing defects. Expe
rience has proved that, when you undertake to
remedy a,jury system where there arc apt to be
political questions, it Is essential that you pro
vide against Juries consisting of men of one
political party alone. Wo cannot avoid taking
notice of political parties. Wo take such notice
in our Slate laws ny providing that judges of
election shall lie chosen Irom different -parties,
mid in our Federal laws bv a similar provision In
regard to Supervisors. Wc are compelled, os
practical men, to recognize the fact Unit in this,
ns In all free countries, there arc different polit
ical parties, und therefore the proposition in tins
pending bill that (he names of Jurors ahull bo
placed In a box by (he Clerk of Court, and bv a
Jury Commissioner of a different political faith
fruni'tlml of tlie clerk, and Unit the names stinll
be so uut In alternately, Is not open to criticism,
because It recognizes the political parties.
Fussing from tlie subject of Juries, Air. Thur
man spoke of
and thclrfrcedoin from political interference,
and the necessity and justice of repealing the
present laws, which were instrumentalities of
corruption and fraud. Even If constitutional,
they should be repealed, but be denied their
constitutionality. Certain Senators hud nothing
but a sneer for any one who cited the Constitu
tion, and the Senator from Minnesota (IVlndom)
hud said the Democrats objected to the consti
tutionality of something “us usual,” Intimating
that It was a part of their stock in trade to sav
“unconstitutional.” It would be a suddayfo’r
this country when oblectluu to a measure on
constitutional grounds could be put down with
a sneer. ' These Election laws provide, among
other things, Umt any person who, by thu law of
any State, is required to perform some act in
order to entitle him to rote, ahull, II bu offer to
perform tliat act und bis offer bo rejected on
account of bis race, color, or previous' condition
of‘servitude, have a right to vote, notwith
standing the refusal of the proper officer to
allow him to perform the act.
Sec. 2,001 was merely a repetition of the
Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, mid
therefore not objectionable; hue Bee. 2,005 pro*
vldes for offering to the citizens of facilUles to
fulfill and the prerequisite to voting required hy
State laws, nml See. 2,000 Imposes penalties
upon officers refusing to provide such facilities.
See. 2,007 makes an offer to fulfill any pre
requisite to votlntr equivalent to Its perform
ance, and Sue. 2,<XW imposes lines on judges of
elections who refuse to receive the vole cast
under the preceding sections. These sections
arc in execution of the Fifteenth Amendment,
but they are so comprehensive that they
free-born as well as those who have been slaves,
mid they apply to all local ns well as general
elections. Where Is the constitutional warrant
for the enactment of these laws? Two pro
visions have been cited as warranting It In the
verv remarkable document, veto No. 1,
which wo lately had the honor to receive from
his Excellency the President; mid he is
about equally unfortunate In his icfcretice
to the law In veto No. 2. First, he cites Art.
1, Sec. 4. of the Constitution. The Fifteenth
Amendment does not support these statutes,
hut the statutes go furUicr, and undertake to
regulate the right of every citizen lo vote, no
matter wlmt his color or what his previous con
dition. Tlit> Supreme Court has decided that
these provisions are unconstitutional; limt the
Fifteenth Amendment confers no right: upon
any man to vote, but guarantees those other
wise qualified against discrimination of any
sort against voters. There is abundant pro*
vision in these sections to prevent men from
■and ample provision for blackguard Doputv-
Marshuls drawn'from 'the lowest purlieus iif
Now Vork and Philadelphia. There Is power
fur them to arrest without warrant the must
peaceful mid reputable dtlzeu who offers to
vote, mid bring (dm before the United Slates
Commission. They urn tear the State Justice
from his scut where ho is executing Stale laws.
It is nut a law lo* secure, but to prevent, the
right to vote.
Arc. 1, Qee. 4, of the Constitution elves Con
gress the power to regulate thu times, places,
and manner of holding elections for Representa
tives. Thu laws sought to be repealed have
nothing to do with times and places. Therefore,
thu oi.lv present application of that article Hca
In the word “ manner.” The student of this
subject will observe that the principal object of
this constitutional provision is to enable the
Federal Government to preserve Its existence.
Mr. Thurman maintained Unit the laws now
sougnt to Pc repealed were nut a constitu tlonnl
exercise of power to regulate elections, fur It Is
fundamental that Congiess cannot, under Art,
1, See. 4, interfere In any manner wlih the elec
tion of Suite officers, and any regulation for
Congressional elections enacted by Congress
must be so framed as not to so interfere. No
legal proposition was ever clearer to blm than
Ho proceeded to show that under the existing
law persons prevented from voting for Con
gressmen or Presidential Klcetors were at the
same time prevented from voting for local and
Stale ollicers. Art. 1, See. 4. would never huro
been adopted if our lathers had loreseen the
uses to which It would ho put; but, even If these
laws were constitutional, tiiev ought to bo re
pealed; for, Instead of being In the interest of
pure and honest elections, Urn mind of man
never devised a worse Instrument of fraud, cor
ruption, and oppression than these laws. When
there were passed, there were
hern, and they were powerless to prevent tbclr
Mr. Conkllng asked If It were possible that
eight men would have made so much noise as*
was made on Unit occasion.
Mr. Thurman said those eight men wore In
spired. ILiuigliier.) They stood up fur the Con
stitution, and tor honest elections, and naturally
made a noise and something besides a noise, h
was argument, and argument lints had its effect.
It has filled these scats anti increased the num
ber of Democrats from seven, as when bo Ural
came here, until they spread out and reached
over Into the promised land. He did not believe
nt that time ibat these laws were passed to pro
tect Irceilmun, ami history has shown
ids Incredulity to bo well founded.
They originated in the Cltv ol New
York, in the Union League Club, a parti
san political club. Hu read froin thu report of
thu Committee on Expenditures In the Depart
ment of Justice of the Forty-fourth Congress.
The testimony of Samuel J. (Hasson before that
Committee snored Him in he I lie chief counsel
employed by thuiClub to get up tiuse laws,and,
therefore, ho will be acknowledged, by the other
Blau of the Senate at least, as u respectable man.
Hu was assisted by a man not so respectable,and
odo John 1. Davenport.
Mr. Thurman read from the testimony at
length, shewing what muasurcs thu Union
League Club took to procure the passage of
tlieso law's, uml the connection of Davenport
therewith. When the laws were Ural proposed’
they contained many provisions upt ultimately
passed. As llrst proposed, thuv almost disfran
chised uverv naturalized citizen lu (ho United
Hiatus; made It almost Impossible to bo natur
alized, and gave no naturalized citizen security
lu his right to vote.
Mr. Thurman culled Senator Morton’s atten
tion to these provisions, and said. “ Morton,
you cannot support those sections.” lie said,
after examining them, “Certainly, 1 cannot,”
and he used his Inlluence against them, and so
they wuie defeated. Thu laws originated In
thu Union League Club, and were
passed. fur party purposes, sud . not nt
all lor the protection of free men. lie
would ■ cite some figures to support his
usscrLlonsj In IS7O there wore 4,8X1 Hupervlsors
ol Election appointed under these laws, of
which 1,170 were apnoiuted lu the State of New
York, nearly one-half, ol the whole number.
There Were 11,010 Marshals, mure than one
fourth of them lu New York. The main point
U, where did the money got In that year there
was,-expended Ilow-niujh was ex
pended to protect the poor Ircciimun down in
the feountry where the night-rider, the White-
Leaguer, mid the Ku-Klux * oppress him I In
die leu Houtheru States there was expended
* IS,TID, mid in the other Hiutos fciß7,asU was
dlsbunfed. Tiiat Is to say, about ouu-etxU of
the money
and five-sixths to the North. That Is thu way
the freedmau was protected. They make the
South give thu negro a right to' vote, tut wheu
it came to using the monevof the UnltcdStaßs,
for every dollar they gave to protect him they
spent $5 to corrupt the election at the North,
end to deprive men of their right to vote there. >
The Senator ftotn New York (Coukllng) had
carefully enumerated the different varieties of.
thugs, shoulder-hitters, mid roughs which!,
formed part of his constituency. If New York
City were raked from Harlem to the Haltcrv,
there could not he found In it a worse set of men
than the Deputy Marshals selected in 1870 and
1878 to execute these laws. Of the £237,250
sjicnt in tlie North In 1870,1150,000. being more
than one-half, was sent to New York Stale. The
roughs of (he adjacent Slates did not like to
see llielr brethren In New York getting
all the money, so, to pacify them, some
was sent out of that State, 137,000 went to
Pennsylvania. That was enough, because the
local manager of the machine in Philadelphia
knew how to manage the elections perfectly,
nnd did not need any help from Federal Super
visors to secure the election of Hepuhllcnns.
Hut $37,000 was spent In Pennsylvania to satisfy
the clamor of the roughs. 'Then they pnIJ same
attention to Baltimore, and sent $12,000 to
Maryland. Jersey City was a pretty Important
town, nnd got $12,270; nut much, hut It helped
to pacify thg brethren. So those four Slates—
New York, Pennsylvania. New Jersey, mid
Maryland—absorbed $217,000 of tho $283,000,
leaving SOB,OOO for tlie oilier thirty States. In
187 b there were 4,881 Suitcrvlsors, o! which
1,053 were In New* York, and 1,802 In Pennsyl
vania, leaving only 1,000 for all the other States.
Of the 4.725 Marshals, morn limn half were In
New York. The expenditures were $222,714, of
which only $18,241 went South.
The gains of the Uepubllcan party in Now
York, New Jersey, and FcnnarlvarUa'will show
why this money was spent in tlie North. In
ouu single election fourteen Representatives
were gained, und, singularly enough, the great
est gain was whore most of the money was
Mr. Thurman sold there was evidence that
this money watt spent corruptly. In selecting
Deputy Marshals, persons thought to be pur*
clmsable were sent for ami asked if Uiev would
work fur the Republican candidate, and upon
promising to ao so
In this manner large Democratic majorities
were destroyed in certain districts. If the Dem
ocrats were to obtain power March 4, 1841. and
there won such a blessing as a Democratic Presi
dent, the Republicans would clamor for the re
peal of these laws more loudlv tiian they cry
now uenlnst It. They would'not trust such
power over the public purse and officers with a
Democratic President. Another ox would be
cored then.
Mr. Thurman said it wonfd surprise some to
learn how Davenport had feathered his own
nest. Without speaking of Hicß,ooJ allldavlts
at 10 cents each which he made out against the
people for false registration six months bcfoic
they offered to register, he would refer to other
evidences of hlsimrrupHoii, because It was right
tills man should be held up to eternal Infamy.
Ho showed bow 5JM.000 of tho Secret-Service
Fund cot into Davenport’s hands mid was never
accounted for to the Government. Ho haled to
deal with such a fellow, hut he was (lie most
potential niou In tiie country. A former Door-
Koetier had Joklnclv paid of himself Hint he was
a " bluer mao than old Gram,” lint this man is
a bluucr mao tlmu half a dozen such Presidents
as wo have now In controlling elections. He
meant no disrespect to the President, lie could
not turn up hts nose with Senatorial dicultynml
ignore this man. It was not a pismire under
hts foot, hut od elephant
He read testimony showing
since hts appointment to olllee, and said: John
nie Prosper Is a fruitful tree, though the fruit
Is or a very bad kind.
He had intended to sav something about the
Annv bill and veto, though he preferred to stick
to his text. In ids judgment, there was never so
Inexcusable on exercise of the veto power ns in
the vetoes lately sent to them. It Is the llrst
time a President has vetoed an appropriation
bill, and the llrst time a bill has been vetoed be
cause it repealed existing laws. The veto power
was intended ns a check upon unconstitutional,
hastv, and ill-considered legislation, or to enable
the Executive Department to defend itself from
encroachment* by the Legislative Department.
It is also the llrst time u President In n message
has quoted remarks of Senators and Representa
tives in Congress to Impute to them imuroper
motives. Hu enlarged upon the Impropriety of
such allusions, 'lliere worn other strange
things about Hie messages. In h;s llrst message
Hie President was understood that troops
could not be used at elections under the laws;
hut in the second he tells us the Government
might ho overthrown If the military could not
be used on election davs. Was there ever so
tliorougnly shallow, he would nut say con
temptible but so transparent, sophistry as
In conclusion, Mr. Thurman said ho hud never
been more pained than bv the course of the do
bate In oppostiun to Ibis hill. It hud bccu made
the occasion of
ilo to cvcrv candid man to say If
the course of the Democratic party, utul es
pecially of the Southern members, warranted
such a course. The Southern Stales are un in
tegral part of the Unton, and Its citizens aro ns
much interested as ony In its welfare, and us
fully entitled os any to trv to promote that wel
fare according to their convictions. If such ap
peals resulted In making the North solid to rule
forever over the other section, he would despair
of there ever being a real Union In this coun
try. 110 warned men encaged tn this attempt
to create sectionalism, that sectionalism micht
in future be drawn by other lines Uon Mason
and Dixon. It might take other shapes, and
they who now are must anxious to promote it
mm to covern by a solid .North may (1m! that
there Is another solidarity that may govern
them. [Anplause.j
FiMctcl iUttxiuJi to Th* Tribune
Washington, D. C., May 15.—The Silver bill
held the Hour in the House another day, its op
ponents showing unexpected strength, and at
the close of the day so frightened Warner and
those who hud it in charge that an adjournment
was forced from fear that the bill will be de
feated. The friends of the measure were very
much encouraged by a vole curly In the day, by
which the House refused to table Hie bill. This
was done bv 109 yeas to 120 nays. Thu managers
of the bill evidently Inferred that (he negative
vote was its strength, but it apj>cared later in
the day that a very considerable portion of those
who voted against tabling the proposition did
so only to have an opportunity to offer amend
ments, and that if Hie amendments proposed by
them should be defeated limy would themselves
In turn
The vote ou thu motion to table the proposition,
tliercforu, which It was lost night considered
would tiu mi arcuratu test vote on thu strength
o( the bill Itbulf. Is uot a fair Indication of it.
The bill was acted uoon by ructions. Thu one
providing for an entire reorganization of thu
gold-dollar coinage as to denominations was
adopted without omcndniont. Klmmcl’s
omondmout proposing to increase the weight of
thu sliver dollar to 4CO grains was defeated by # a
vote of SI yeas to 17(1 nays.
The amendment of Judge Jlclford, of Col
to the section relative to thu purchase of bullion,
that thu bullion which could bu deposited in ox
change lor Use standard silver dollars should be
the product of mines of thu United States, was
defeated hy & vote of yeas 115, nays 1110,
notwithstanding thu argument was strongly
pressed that thu amendment should bu sup
ported ou the ground of thu protection of homo
Interests. Even Judge Kelley, thu champion of
Protection, voted against that proposition.
Of course one purposu of those who voted for
ult this doss of amendments was to secure thu
defeat of thu bill or tu force thu correction of
some of Us tendencies. The Calkins amend
ment was one ,wblcti gave the managers of Uio
TilU lit (JURAT ynidllT.
It proposed, as a further amendment to thu
third section, to odd a proviso that the Secretary
of ihu Treasury,in his discretion, might purchase
silver bullion fur coinage at lie • market value,
and dial all gulus and prollts orlsiug therefrom
should Inure to (lie Uuited Slates, and that ihu
Secretary might usu any surplus money fur that
purpuse. This was rejected by thu very close
vote of U 4 jhus to 115 nays. The negative vatu
y Snoit cnttrel? Democratic and Greenback.
/ e?C W|U n 0 debate, tho proposition that tha
/ Cement should receive the benefit of this
Storage carrying Its own 'argument with It
=> Vllouio adjourned ponding a notice to rccon*
,*k. the vote, and It Is very probable that
Warner may bo defeated ou a fuller House to
To the Tr«f«m Anoelaitd Prrtt,
Washington, D. C., May 15.—Canslilcrallon
was resumed of the Warner Silver bill, the pend*
Ing question being the motion of Mr. Kitltngcf
to lay the bill and amendments on the table, on
which the yeas amt nays had been ordered.
The question was token, audit resulted In tlio
negative—yeas, 109; nays,l2o.
The Democrats who voted In the affirmative
were: Dcluhoovcr, Bliss, Covert, Deustor, Gib*
son, Hurd, Lounsberrv, .Marlin (Del.), McLanc,
Morse, Muller, Morrison, Uoss, Talbott, and F,
The Hepublicans who voted in the negative
were: Iklfurd, Caiman, Fort, Kelley, Haskell,
Marsh, and Itysn (Kas.).
All the (Ireenhaekcrs voted In the negative.
The question then recurred on seconding the
previous question, and it was seconded—yeas.
110: nays, 107.
Thu result uf the last two voles was greeted
with applause on tho Democratic side.
Thu question as to whether tho amendments
could bo voted on gave rise to much discus*
' Mr. Haskell asserted he would have voted to
lay the bill ou the table If he had supposed tho
House would ho prevented from voting on all
thu amendments ollurcd for the various sections
separately. lie sold he regarded some of. tho
provisions of thu hill ns monstrosities, mid ho
would not vote for It unless it could he amend*
Mr. Steplioos also stated It as hts understand-
Ingnll along (bat the bill should be voted on by
sections, and Mr. Clymor asserted lie would not
have voted for tno previous question unless ho
supposed the bill was open for amendment.
On the other hand, it was argued by Messrs.
Springer, Ketmu, and Warner that under tbo
previous question Uia bill must be voted on as
a whole.
Finally it was airreed that the previous ques
tion would only apply to the first section of the
bill, wiilch provides that cold coins shall bo Uie
ono-dollor piece (or unit) of 115 8-10 (trains, a
quarter eagle (or $2.50) or the three-dolinr
piece, no uairlo and a double eaglo. The sec
tion was agreed to—los to 04.
Thu question then recurred oa tho
which provides that silver coins shall be the
dollar (or unit), a half-dollar, a quartcr-dollar.
and a dltnu; Hint (he weight of Um dollar shall
lie 413>$ grains Troy, the weight of the half-dol
lar I! ilfi grammes, and Hie weight of the quar
ter ami dime onu-half and onc-lifth respectively
of that of the half-dollar. Also that silver dol
lars in the Treasury when reduced in weight by
natural abrasion more than 1 per cent shall bo
recoined. %
Mr. Kimmcl moved to amend by making Uio
weight of the silver dollar 4UO grains, ami ar
gued In support of his amendment.
Mr. Springer
od the ground, principally, that the bonded debt
of the country could now, without dishonor or
repudiation, he puld with the silver dollars'at
413J-.I grains, and Hie payment of that debt lu
silver dollars of 4CO grains would be n bounty of
4?‘£ grains of silver on each dollar for the bene
fit of Hie bondholders. if the creditors were
not satisfied with Hie pavmcnt of the debt la
the dollars of grahii,they might maku Um
must of It.
Mr. Morton opposed the section.
Mr. Bright argued against the amendment
and In favor of tne section. It was a question,
he said, of the American mountains of gold
mid silver against the mountains of .national
debt, and he predicted It would require a large
army and navy to keep down Uio . people stag
gering uuder Hie load of their diOlcultlos, and
to make them pav In silver dollars of 400 grains
a debt puvablo lu law and equity In Uio standard
silver dollars. . .
Mr. Ucustcr opposed tho wnolo hill, ho an
other effort to make money cheap by tho simple
process of legislating 85 cents* worth of sliver
lii'o a dollar. 'This cheap dollar, however,
would not bring a reduction of prices with It,
hut would simply loner itself lu tho scale of
articles of exchange. ,
but could easily Injure them. 'Hie finances of
the country, like me reputation of a virtuous
woman, ought not to bo tampered with. It
bud always been (rood Democratic doctrine that
honesty was the bust pollcv. anil ho believed
that thu “honest dollar of our fathers” would
again bo demanded bv the Democratic party
after Hie existing epidemic of financial states*
munshlp had run Us course.
opposed the amendment and supported the bill.
Ju»t as soon ns the United States was de
termined that It would stand by the standard
heretofore adopted, the nations of Europe
would Join it.
Mr. t'rlee, although avowing himself to be a
silver man, opposed the bill, because Its ten
dency was to create unrest and uneasiness
throughout the country. '
Mr. Monroe said lie had two or three weeks
acn Introduced in the House n proposition, uuau
which the, yeas ami nays were taken, and In
which he was supported bv members on his sldo
of (lie Chamber, to tins effect that, In the Judg
ment of the House, the bunlness Interests of
the country required there should be no Huan
clnl legislation during Urn present session. “£
Introduced that resolution in good faith, be
cause it was the expression of my own convic
tions, nnd rim convictions which I hold in regard
to financial legislation generally at the present
lime, nnd hold still more Intensely with regard
to legislation un the silver ouoslfou. I would
have the present law upon that subject *
He argued further that, lu view of the revolu
tion which was taking (dace In Europe In favor
of a double standard, the present was the most
unfavorable time for Congress to legislate on
Urn subject. Twelve months hence all the ele
ments of the question would be changed. His
own Judgment was that within u veur or two
such an understanding would be reached be
tween England, France, and the United States
us would (lx the weight of the silver dollar us
low us grains, mid would prutmbly restore
the old ratio of !s*tf to 1 as between gold mu!
silver. It was therefore absurd to attempt to
tlx to-day tiie weight of the silver dollar. I
sm. m’miu.ih 1
argued against the amendment on the ground
Unit it was legislation against the pooploTiud la
the interest of a bonded aristocracy. 1
Mr. Warner moved the previous question on
the second section, mid It was seconded.
The amendment olferud by Mr. Klmmel was
rejected—yeas, 52: nays, 170.
Thu second section was then agreed to, and
the third section was taken up. It provides that
any owner of silver bullion may deposit thu same
at any mint to be farmed Into burs or Into
standard dollars of grains for Ids benefit..
Mr. Uelford moved to amend by Inserting
after the word “bullion” thu wards “pro
duced from minus In the United States.” *
The amendment was rejected—yeas, 105;
nays, ISO.
Mr. Calkins moved to add to the section a pro
viso that thu Secretary of thu Treasure may pur
chase sliver bullion for coinage at Its market
value, mid that all gains and profits arising
therefrom shall inure to the United Stales.
Mr. Warner opposed thu amendment ou the
ground that it would close the mints against
Thu amendment was rejected—yeas, 1U;
UAVS, 115.
Air. Warner moved to reconsider tho vote, and
lav the motion ou the table, but, the yeas and
nuvs being demanded, withdrew thu motion*
fiutelal IHwuie/i 'ta,Tft* Tributu.
Washington, I). C.,- May 15.—Mr. Orth, of
Indiana, In the course of his able speech lu tho
House uguhut tho bill to limit thu jurisdiction
of tho United Slates Courts In crlmlual cases '
Where thu United States are concerned, showed
the growing tendency to : encroach upon Urn
rights and powers of tho Uuited • States, and
made the following points against tho bill ou t .
that subject now pending In the House Id Uio
morning hour. Ills propositions were: First,
the right of Ihu United States, under the Cou-
Biitution, to bovo all questions arising out of or
alfuctlng ber lawi decided by her own courts.
Second, thu exercise of this jurisdiction is uot
only proper but necessary tu order to preaervs

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