Bird Gee Civil Rights Cases - Atchison Daily Globe - 10-25-1883
telegraph De some City postpone meeting, The London, says ho have to a Tbo Civil (tights cnne*. D. VT. Wilder, la Mlawatua Worm. Ou tlie lotli instant thÂ» United States Supreme Court rendered a decision in QVB eases kuovvu as the civil rights cases. These eases were based on the first and second oÂ£ the civil rights act of 1875, and were respectively prosecutions under that act for Â»ot admitting several orod persons to equal aoeouimoda- tions and priveleges in inns and tols, in railroad cars ami theatres. The defense set up in every case tho alleged uncoustitutioiialityef law. The opinion was given by Bradley ami was agreed to by all Court but Justice Jlarlati. They decide that the law is unconstitutional; that Congress lias no power to pass tho law under the 13th or 1ilh amendment. One of the cases on which this decision has been given, that against Murray Stanley, arose iu 11 iawatha. A few years ago a man named Bird Geo, who lived Highland, in Doniphan county, was stopping at the City Hotel,in this David Stanley kept tho hotel; Murray was his sou. Gee sat down the breakfast table with the other guests. Allan MuCowau, one of the guests, loft the table and complained to Stanley. The tipn appeared in dining-room and ejected the colored man. Gee wont boforo the United States Commissioner Slirere, at Cloud, and made his complaint. tlia next term of tho United States court Stanley was indicted. Judges Dillon and Foster know that tho question would have to bo decided by the highest court, and certiOed t'io case to that court. opinion is a surprise to tho country, but it is a good law ; it will and it agrees with the prejudices nearly overy white man, woman child in tho United States.