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HAND-BOOK OF POLITICS

FOR 1890:

BEING A RECORD OF

IMPORTANT POLITICAL ACTION,

LEGISLATIVE EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL,

NATIONAL AND STATE,

From August 31, 1888, to July 31, 1890.

BY
HON. EDWARD MCPHERSON, LL.D.,

OF GETTYSBURG, PENN'A,

REPRESENTATIVE IN 36TH AND 37TH CONGRESSES,
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, U. S., IN 38TH, 39TH, 40TH, 41ST, 42D,

43D, 47TH, AND 51ST CONGRESSES.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the 1890,

BY EDWARD MCPHERSON,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D. C.

INQUIRER PRINTING CO., STEREOTYPERS AND PRINTERS,

LANCASTER, PA,

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGR

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21, 22

24, 25

1. Members of the soth Cong., 2d Sess., and of President Cleveland's Cabinet. 1-3

II. President Cleveland's last Annual Message.

3-7

III. Admission of the States of South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and

Washington ..

7-13

IV. The Chinese Question..

13-15

V. The Nicaragua Canal Bill.

15-18

The Nicaragua Act—The Senate Resolution Disapproving Connection of any

European Government with a Ship Canal across the Isthmus of Darien or Central

America.

VI. Refunding the Direct Tax of 1861

18-21

VII. The Des Moines River Lands Bill .

VIII. Miscellaneous Votes, 50th Cong., 2d Sess. .

22-24

Public Lands Forfeiture-Supplement to Inter-State-Commerce Act-Homesteads in

Oklahoma for Union Soldiers.

IX. Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, 5oth Cong.,

2d Sess ..

24, 25

X. President Cleveland's Vetoes in 50th Cong .

25

Also in 49th Cong., and Presidential Vetoes from 1789 to 1885.

XI. Letters of Acceptance, Campaign of 1888. .

26-35

Letters of Hon. Benjamin Harrison, of Hon. Levi P. Morton, of Hon. Grover Cleve-

land, of Hon. Allen G. Thurman.
XII. Decisions of the U. S. Supreme Court . .

35-47

The Virginia Coupon Cases-Prohibitory Amendment Cases, including the “ Original

Package" case with the dissenting opinion - The Chinese Exclusion Case-On Cor-

poration Charters-Idaho Mormon Registration Case-The Minnesota Granger

Cases-Virginia Election Cases-Minnesota “ dressed beef” Cases-Affirming the

anti-Polygamy Act.

XIII. Constitutional Amendments, and new Constitutions, in the States. .

48-60

XIV. Inaugural Address of President Harrison. .

60-64

XV. President Harrison's First Annual Message.

64-72

XVI. Proposed Amendments to the Constitution U. S., 51st Cong., Ist Sess . 72–78

XVII. Treaties and Conventions, 1888...

78_87

With Zanzibar--with Tonga-with Peru.

XVIII. The Extradition Conventions with Great Britain, and the Samoan Islands

Treaty ·

87-97

The Phelps-Rosebery Convention of 1886—The Blaine-Pauncefote Convention of 1889

-The Samoan Islands General Act.

XIX. Proclamations of the President, March 21, 1889—March 25, 1890. .. 98–107

Relating to Behring Sea—The Creek and Seminole Lands—The Centennial--South

Dakota-North Dakota-Montana-Washington-Opening the Sioux Reservation

-Intrusions on the Cherokee Strip-Warning. Trespassers against entering the

waters of the Behring Sea-Proclaiming the Extradition Convention with Great

Britain.

XX. Votes on Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives, 51st Cong.,
Ist Sess..

107-112

XXI. Legislation on Trusts and Combinations in restraint of Trade and Produc-

tion.

112-119

XXII. Votes on Pension Legislation, 51st Congress

119-128

Pensions to the totally helpless-SENATE bill for Soldiers and Dependent Relatives,

House substitute-Bill as reported by Conference, and passed- Additional Pension

Examiners-Pensions to Prisoners of War.

XXIII. Increase of the Naval Establishment .

129, 130

XXIV. Votes on International Copyright Bill

130-133

XXV. Bill for the Classification of Worsted Cloths

133, 134

XXVI. The Admission of Idaho as a State .

134-137

XXVII. The Admission of Wyoming as a State.

137-142

XXVIII. The Silver question in the 51st Congress ..

143-157

XXIX. The Legislative History of the Silver Demonetizing Act of 1873.

157-169

XXX. The Mills Tariff Bill in 50th Cong., 2d Sess., and Proposed Amendments

of Internal Revenue .

169-189

Votes on the Mills bill-Amendment of Internal Revenue Laws-Repeal of Tobacco

Taxes.

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