General Shields

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General Shields - W. the of county, prohibition expected Tu»...
W. the of county, prohibition expected Tu» layinz casualties. committee. SHIELDS' SWORDS. SPEECHES IK TnK HOUSE, WASHINGTON, March S.--[Special]-- The house was to-day traated to another o£ oratory and buncomb in tho debatonpon tto bill appropriating £10,000 ior tho pur- chaeo o" two swords belonging to James Shields, tho hero of tbo Mexicaa war. The swords had boon presented to to him, one by tho state of South and the other by tbe state of Illinois, former coetinc; iJOOOO and the latter JSOOO. The swords are to be placed on exhibition in tte national museum along with like war trophies. Each of tworde had been presented to Gonaral Shields as mementoes of his services to country npun tho battlefield at Corro and CherobuEco, and In racognltion by respective states Jor his kindness to tho EC-idlers of tba two states who wero in command. There wero bat two speeches made in opposition to the bill, and they were made by Mr. Dates of Alabama Mr. Hare of Texas, who opposed it upon constitutional grounds, citing tha possible DASGEIl OF THE PBECIDRNT. notwithstanding tha indigent circumstances circumstances of the general, 'he fact that Mr. Shields had been a senator In cjngrosi from three states (Illinois, Wisconsin, and MIoFouri), which never before was the ilef.o of any other man, and not likely In the future, furnished food for eloquence wllch has scarcely before beea. equalled tie houoo. Mr. Tillman of South Carolina, wh^id cbatge of the bill, made what i-; conp as one of the createst and most elonaent

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 09 Mar 1888, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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