Congressional Serial Set Volume 1484

Congressional Serial Set Volume 1484

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...of which Thomas M. Boweii was president until recently. He was associate justice of the supreme court at the time, and is one of the managing men of the Clayton party. Question. What is the present debt of the State of Arkansas T Answer. The statutes authorize the increase of the debt to about 18,000,000. I think the funded debt is about $2,600,000. Then there is a debt in the shape of old outstanding bonds, which, with the principal and interest up to the first of last January, is about $1,600,000. Then aid to railroads is authorized to the amount of about $11,260,000, and levee bonds to the amount of $3,000,000. The Chairman. As ro hnvr a snb-poinmittoe charged with the investigation of that subject, in it desirable that we shouldo into the mutter now? Mr. Bi.aih. No; I do not know that I want to ask anything further about that. It is hardly necessary to add, after setting forth these facts. th;it in the State of Arkansas elections by the people are the merest larees. Under the constitution and laws the registrars can and do disfranchise just as many as they please. The great speech of Senator Scuurz, of Missouri, giving an account of how the registrars lorded it over the people in his State, gives only a faint idea of how the thing is managed in Arkansas. All the great oflices are bought and sold. 'Railroad bonds and levee bonds, as well as positions in which official robbery may be perpetrated, are granted and awarded to political partisans, until it is the merest mockery to say that reconstructed Arkansas has a. republican form of government. And all these wrongs and outrages are sustained and indorsed by the dominant party at Washington, to retain men in the Senate and lower House of Congress who will do their biddings, and to...
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  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684727X
  • 9781236847270