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The Unsuccessful Jobs

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In spite of the very great pressure upon both branches of Congress, during the olosing hours, to put through measures squandering or stealing the peoples' money the adjournnient seems to tiave been reached without any corrupt or plundering meaaure. At any rate, all the great robbenes of the Treasury, or of the people, attempted in this Congress have failed. In thia list are the bilis to refund the cotton claims, to pay the iron ciad contractors, to aubsidize the Kansas and Pacifio and the Northern Pacific Eailroad scheines, to extend the sewing machine and car-brake patenta, Butlers' bill for the control of the telegraph, the boldiers' bounty bill, the myriad of internal improvements sohemes, among which are a dozen or more railroads, which the government ia asked to build. Some ot' these measures never had any strength at all, but othera were actively and ably supported, and the defeat of all of them shows that this Congress has been in wholesome fear of the people, having learned an excellent lesson from the obloquy of the last preceding Congresses. A Civn, Eights acare was created in Augusta, Ga., the other day, by what was suppoaed to be a practical enforcement of civil rigkts. Wm. E. Hatch, of Providenoe, R. 1., en route to Jacksonville, Fla., arrived at the Planters' Hotel, and Becured a room for himself and another whom he registered as Moses Daily. Both appeared in the diningrooin together, and took seats at the table. Considerable surprise and aome feeling prevailed, as Daily appeared to be a colored man. The news soon spread over the city, and there was quite a commotion for awhile. On investigation it turned out that Daily is a full-blooded Pequot Indian, and ia employed as a nurse by Mr. Hatch, who is an invalid on his way to Florida. The Force bill died without a struggle. The continued preaence and appeals of the third-term candidato utterly failed to give it life. No Senator called for its third reading and it passed out of existance with the Congress that was base enough to origĂ­nate it. With the defeat of the Administration on the Arkansas question and the failure of Congresa to give Grant the power to suspend the writ of habeus corpus in the Southern States, it remains to be seen what course the defeated political conspirators will resort to.


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