proposes that the whole body of Conservative legislators shall march to the State House
, lower down the street, and demand admission to their seats.
Sixty-six gentlemen are present: the fifty-three members who are certified, and thirteen others who are wrongfully unseated by the Kellogg board.
“ You profess to be a lawful House
we ask the Speaker
“No,” says Wiltz
, in a decided tone; “ We claim to be a legal quorum ; but we call ourselves a caucus, not an assembly; for we mean to keep within the law, even in such things as words.”
is urging the Conservatives to take a more decided course, a telegram is sent to Washington
, asking Senator Thurman
is a leading Democrat, sitting in Congress for Ohio
, and is much consulted by Conservatives in the South
“ Be patient,” is the wise reply.
“ Our policy is patience,” says the Speaker
; “ we must wait.
Time fights for us. The dodge of forty acres and a good mule cannot be tried again.
All tricks wear out. We can afford to wait.
Of course, we suffer by delay; but we should suffer more by violence.
The gentlemen sitting on these benches ”