Temporary Failure of the Kuklux Commissioner Bill.

March 1, 1871


The motion to have investigators in every southern county to investigate Kuklux-related outrages was denied, much to the relief of the Dispatch.


Washington, Feb. 28-In the House today three Republicans-Messrs. Farnsworth, Fitch, and Wilknson-voted against Butler's motion to take up the bill appointing a commissioner in every county in the southern States, with extraordinary powers, to investigate outrages. A change of'one of these votes would have given the'majority of two-thirds requisite to taking'the bill up.
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