Newspaper of Evening Star, April 28, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 28, 1876 Page 1
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N-. 47? IS-. 7,201. WASHINGTON, 1). C., FRIDAY, APRIL 2H, 1876. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR. FTBM?HED DULY. ?nnday? rtcrptrd, AT THE STAR HUTLIHSGS, The Etening Star Newspaper Company, B. a. MAUFTMAXM, Frei't. Th* F.vryist* Star it urr?i carriers to IW?rr'<r? Ten Cent* wr wee*, or Forty fjpur Cents p#r month. ( ;??? at ttu n>un'*r, two O r.tit each. Hy inail~i-o?taoe pn e-fnud? Sixty Out# ft month; 0110 jear. *?. TBlW'rrKLT utar-inUuhttl on PrtJay? 92 a yar. fH&aqr pnpauL %T All tubterifCiont xnntrUtfAy in r*honce. WT RiU'1 >/m 1 ? 1 appliratvm. SrECIAL NOTICES. Mil GOLD lNTEKfc?T v^ ~T?rK?i c- tlectmg In r* ?t ? ?' I do well to call on H D ( OCKK. Ji \ CO., Bank*:!. K itrt-et, Mtr Triwnry rtt'rtmtL', ?kai?y Ulfbt't Rates for ('?VfOB* ftftd ?l id. ap> It OLBNWOOI* uaVl1 EitT ?A m*?t'n* 1; the L. t Prjjrieir.te of U'?g?.(d Cen.tery will U l?M at tho Bi ai.l of Trai? Boinn n?- t'le coTr?-r f r>-in?f lr?nia ??win? aim 9th Itreft, on ?1I?vV EVKNINU.tbe j> MLstant.at; 30 o el k, A foil Ttei. dance Is r*-i?eete'. J. C. U' KBLDIN. P--es. apTTJt* WSi LoKIK S-?e. cr LINCOLN HALL rATl KDAT (VEIIKi.AT 7 ', O CLOCK. I MJOX M t* >' ME KTIMUS. TO TO I" 116 C&TiV KBT?. H) l?re. Ba -vkis at.'! BLsCK. PBAISi: MEKIIBG. Mwk tyCOBBET and ?>KOAN. arJ7tr fo> hOsie mi'TI'al r.riLi'ixr, as?* ?ci w?r ATION oru?'.i/?-d Jnaary, U7I.??Tblrd rriclar for payment of ( and ?nl><rrlp tlvBta-tock. M'iBImY SI it 1M. 1i76, at 7 o'clock p n> . at Sans et t wmt lal.CutMl v h a-.d E atr- ei - Mtkvnl bm . - h ? ?? t f m a: Di>? #1 p-r m< nth on tacb -hare Kj premium sat it farther notice apli.lJk. IRVING W !LLI 41SON #--*? U'tLH TIIK * orrn K. LIST B1?'T OK C>LI MBIA, WfBv.ti n. ? ?ril 21, 1-7?. IVrohTiMT TO TA.XPAYSHS Th> attrstion of a I oantra of teal e-t?te in ths Dt**rict of Ooluvbi* 14 h? rwby called to the fict that a penalty of two p-r cent. 10 addition U the ?voaitf a,ready accrued wilt,on the FiR-r i at or Mo. te linp- ??-d npoa all ur.paid taxes for the cnr rent yewr endivg Jnoe M, br<, *?) also, th?t the Co lie tor of Taxes will on th* Kirs' Isv of Mir pre x iojo berln to prepare a complete list of nil tax?" a on r> al property In arrears > n -aid date. to be ??! ? ?*ertie?d within ten days thereafter, in pursuaec e cf tt? ac< of CoDirre?s. appro*-d Ma'fh 3d. Ml atI8-?t JnII.N K COOK, Collector 0. T U E BEST III.BI HN 8 WJDA WA7IR. MaTTBAL fPRlBO WATEEH ft Drangbt. ICE COLD TEA. '.Ot KEE and CHOCOLATE 14^9 * aaanftfu Avisn, ?plS tr near Wltlftrd'a. Iiaafl 1SB GaBNETT; ATTOKfl&T AT LAW. Mo. 1 Colnmbia Law Bnilding, ?plS In Sth street, bet D and E. fn?E. w wuitakak. I^y Qtnsral C!ai>11 nn-t CollttUcm At>nt, Bo. 714 18th street, near Trea-nry Departanest. District Claims, Pension aud Booaty Claim", ft rialty^ apll TO OAS COBSCUEBS. Jotlce la tt reby ttien that on >l*y 1, 1*76, ?fee net price < f (as will t>e rtdaced to par 1 000 Cahic Feat. CHABLE8 B BA1LY. febl eowkKl Bee Washington Gaslight Ce. BEHVOl'8 EXHAUSTION.?A Medical E*ea>. comprising a series of lectures delif ara>: at Kaha s Mn-eom of anatomy. New York oft the cau-e and care of Premature Decline, show aa Indisputably bow lost health may be regained, affording a clear syaupsis of the impedlmerita to marrtax-. and the treatment of nerxons and phyti cal debility. being the re?Tilt of ?> years' experience. Frlce, 29 cents addreeathe antter JJr L.J. Kahn, cffice and residence, i I East )0ih st . N. V. apt 6m ?? ?B it ?LEWIS JOBNSOB a CO., JiAltKSKSt 9m%f t/ Wtk Strut ami J'cmHSyiranin Arr*a?, Pealera In Goxernment ar.d District SecnrU'es Voreirn Exchange ar.d GoldL >epi4 ly ?H L COO EE, J a. a CO , BABKEHa. Ifll !r 14-J9 r street. 'fcAAIL EL G. VOCNG, NOT A K 1" PIBL10, Oct 17 tt Orrirn?8t*r Bc;Lt:;<o. OPTICIAN.?T" tkf Pit ?c.? My newly invented Bye ulaee, w hich 1 new mai^ufac- j?? tnra with eight workir.eB. surpae-sa^^ ftay Eye giaea in the whole wotld. They Cftn be ragoJateoby tw.. small serene ta ?x actl y fit the Booe without any paia or nnpleasaiit feeling. They are trade of Bra/ilian pebble and the newly discov ered Buseia rnby ^ lass For neatnese acd lightness tftey tacnot be snrptaaed. Measure taken acd order Blled in fifteen minntee ISAAC ALEXANDEB. 1*289 Penna av . ftpT4 1?tp tr Icvector. Patentee and Mannfacturer. L'EAItkLn ft CO. r OPT1CJAXS, Bo. HIST Pisvilthi* iTitti Saaalce Bratlliaa Pebble Spectacles dec7 ly.lstp ? ? 1 "J BJI.V FOR THE HARD TIMES. KEAD Till* A GOOt FULL 51 IT FOB $??, Actual \alce ?12. a \EBT ? ENIEEL SI IT EOB ?10 A' teal \ aloe $li. t.1 1TE A NIC* If IT FOB Cl2. Actual Value 517. FISE ALL UOOL -U1TS FOB tl Actual al lie 9 24. ? LIGANT El>I>Ev~ SllTS FOB J l?. Actual \aJce 9 24. ^ BET SI PEBIOB SLITS FOB 920, Actoal Value 92*. 11>E CI BTOM MADB SUITS FOB 92#, Actual Value 9 <2. I.OYS* CLOTH ISG AT TilE bAME LOW RATES. , P HABLI BROS., Merchant Tailor* and Fine Olothier*, vplTjr Caraer Tth aad P atraeta? A. 9AKMILU, (Lata IMblit t D<t*n??..>,) E?al Eetatc aod Stack Broker, Corner Tth street and Louisiana avenue. MOBBT LOAN ED IB 91 MS TO 8C1T. Hocaxa abd lots fob balb. Mia JMPOBTAST TO UOCSEKBEPEBS. Feather Beds and Pillows and Hftir Hattreaaot r?n< ' ated and irate ? v ant and inodorous by lm sroved applv*' . 11 ? ' am. Mattraaee-re uohol ptered by J . ?? 1 N T ? at aaise alace Good city gtftitwcai'.u&Ui v.already done. sr. CHAPMAN, ? Bo 111T 7th street n>rthw"st rPLf H'l'l AMKHICA!* CTCLOFB 01a ??"'tikaW<>? e??i^s agency, *** ' -jgsr AT1UMAL IAIK DEPOSIT CO., ?W?ff lfc* **? *?< J*?a York ?rMW. F1BB ABD BCBGLAB PBOOF VAULTS au kmdecf xalnablea taaenoft d-peelt Sales for ... u??e--*- -? GEO. W. BIGGS. Vice Preatjent. )e? eoly B. F. 8B TP EE. Secretary %E/E WISH ALL FOBD OF GOOD BAT1?? OB. OATH titi'.S. ?to tor sale by all BnC Ml EVENING STAR. Washington News and Gossip. Government Receipts To-oat.-inter nal revenue, tS3*.jji.;.'; customs,-4)1 85* >1. Mr. Walter H. French, of Boston, has been appointed journal elerk of tbe House. P.E8i<.5ED?Vm. L. Ir.SjOf Ses York, wbo for the past two years ban been in charge of the government telegraph office of tbe lT. 8. .Senate, has resigned. AXP sow the (Jra/ihit is trying t"? pass ofT that Ben Butler-Mallet Kilboum portra'tas tbe likeness of I>r. Lindermao, of tbe U. S. mint. Toobal! 1'FRsoxAt. D. K. Cart ter, collector of t je po't of Genesee. at Rochester, N. Y., is registered at the Ebb.tt house. Mr. Carlte. is a nephew of Justice Cartter. (ir*. Horace Boc?.hton has resi^nei bis position a* clerk to the Committee on M.lltary Affairs. The inquiry into his pr*. official conduct was yesterday stoppad by ti.e committee, and laid on the table. Mr. Ciap??, the Congressional Printer, has sent a note to the House Committee on Printing alleging that as an officer of the s<nate that committee has no jurisdiction over b's acts. and Intimating that hereafter be may decline to recognize its authority. The a Mount of new national banknote* Wued during the month of April wai S-M -15. Eighty per cent, of the above amount (*227 3721 in greenbacks has been retired, reducing the outstanding le^al ten ders to 93*0,527,77*. The Senate Committee on Comraereehave decided to hold evening sessions for tbe con sideration of the river and harbor appropria tion bill, in order to get through with it ? efore four of their members, wbo have been appointed on the Mississippi investigation committee, start southward. And Yet another World?By astro nomlral telegraph to tbe Smithsonian in stitution this morning, Prof. Perrotin, of Toulouse, announces the discovery ork new planet of tbe tweirth magnitude, In 14 hours 12 minutes, right ascension, in decrees 24 minutes declination south; dally motion 7 minutes. Alai:amA Claims.?The Treasury de partment has settled the twelve hundred and four claims adjudicated by the Court of Alabama Claims, amouuting to ??> ww.iwo. 1 hey will be paid on Monday next. There still remain about one thousand claims, amounting to ?5,noo,iKX). Recent communi cations from London Indicate that the Brit ish government will make a point on the u?e of the unexpended baiance. Con t irm at ions.?The Senate yesterday c milrmed the following nominations: S. W. Marslon, oi Missouri, agent for the consoli dated agencies in the Indian territory, ithe nomination of W. P. Ross having been with draw i,;) Stephen Moffatt, collector of cus toms for the district of Cb&mpiain, X. Y.; William Wells, collector ol customs for the district of Vermont; John W. Groesbecfc, lost master at Harvard, 111. TnE Case ok Senator Spencer ? Briefs In the case of the Alabama legislature against Senator Spencer have bien sub mitted to the Senate Committee on Privi leges and Elections which met to day. Tm cor sideration of the arguments as presetted bv counsel was postponed until the next meeting Cen. Morgan, counsel for the me morialists recites the testimony, and < laims i' at sufficient evidence was adduce 1 dniin^ the investigation to show that Spencer ob tained his election by corrupt means. Mr. Sper cer's counsel claim that fie prosecution utterly failed to establish their charges or corruption. The Cabinet mkknsn today was an unusually long one, the question under con sideration being wber hor the heads of depart ments should submit original papers to tbe Congressional committees. It will be re membered thai this question was referred to the Attorney General at the last labice*. meetlug for his op'nioa, and he has been giving the matter a -<>od deal of attention for several davs The meeting adjourn*! at half past two without deciding tbe question. As the orlers for papers were upon tbe Secretary of tbe Treasury, wto was detained before a com mittee to day, the case was postponed until early next week, when a special meeting will be held to decide It. The Mississippi Investioation-?v amination o/ez (Joi trnor a "it*.?Ex-Governor Ames, of Mississippi, was before the com mittee U> inquire lntoelectlon frauds in Mis s ssippi yesterday and to-day, and testified a< to the existence of a general system of 1 timldation, fraud and violence by which in ail the republican counties the voters op posed to the democracy were prevented from exercising their franchise. He showed that it wan impossible, without bring.ng on a bloody collision between the two races as he was not sustained by federal troops), to secure to the negroes their rights at the last election; that there were riots, shootings, threats, an organized svstem or intimida tion, tfcat the peace officers were lu some rases overawed and In other Instances exiled and that in a word no black republican ua <1 any rights which the democrats felt bound to respect. He showed that the pretext of robbing th? so often ro^ie, by exccs slve taxation was wholly ungrounded, as the rate of taxation in Mississippi is only .0 cents a head, whereas In New York It is *i< a head. His testimony will t<eontinued for some days, as it covers the whole field of investigation. SrCKETAEY Bristow Indic.nant Judge Bright, of Tennessee, though not acting in the rapacity of chairman of the committee examining into Secretary Bristow's connec tion with the Mary Merrltt case, has shown a disposition to dictate largely how the ex amination shall proceed. Today he male one or two suggestions to witnesses which were calculated to bear against the interest of the accuse-d. When the committee ad journed Bright went over to where Secretary Bristow was sittiDg, at the other end of the committee table, and extended his hand to theBecretary. The latter replied. -No, sir; i cannot shake hands with you." Tne re fusal threw the Tenne-seean into an excited -tate, and he protested that he should do his duty, and that if Secretary Bristow was found guilty he woutd Join In a report to that effect, but that If be was innocent he should likewise unite with his colleagues in so stating. Mr. Bristow Intimated rather strongly tnat Bright had even gone outside of the committee room to ge? at evidence In the Mary Merrltt case, prejudicial to him. The upshot of the whole matter was Bright went Into a long explanation, and the acer bities between the two finally quieted to a feeling of goe>d nature. This Is the first In stance where any one accused has bad the nerve to know his rights before a House committee, and knowing them dare main tain them. r The Mists CoBveatloas. NEW TORE DEMOCRATS. After our telegraphic report of the pro ceeding* in the New York state democratic convention closed yesterday, and after the ami Tammany crowd took tbeir departure foi.r delegates at large to the St. Louis con vention were chosen and a platform alopt Mi. The district delegates were also selected. T. e delegation to St. Louis was not instruct* ?'l to vole for Gov. Tit leu, but he was com mended to the national c invention as a can didate wbo could carry New York. 1ME ARKANSAS REPUBLICAN CONVEN TION met yfsierday, selected delegates to Cincln i ati and Instructed them to vote for Senator Morton for President. In view of the fact ibat the democrats at the election in 1*74 I oiled 'J iOO more votes than there are male clt>zen? eiver 21 years of age in the state, the convert Ion deemeJ It unwise to make any seminations for state officers. Grn.TT.-The jury In the Wishart. Barns ar.d Calvert bogus bond conspiracy case at Philadelphia, after an absence of two hours yesterday, returned a verdict of guilty. A motion for a new trial was entered, ?STF. II. Darby and Lewis e. McCom\s,of H ashington county, are spoken of as candi dates for the republican nomination for Caa frete trcm the sixth district Of Ma ryland. THE HALLIT KILROIRN CASE. Decision cf Judge Cartter. The Writ cf Habeas Corpus Sustained. The llfrntnnl Wllupm llrllvrrfi lo Hie Criminal (unrl for Trial. In the f 'upreme Conrt. District or Cdum li a. before Chief Justice Cartter, sitting In < btimbprfi this morriing, the ilpci^ion was read in the matter of Hallei Kilbourn's pe tition for tiie wilt of habeas corpus. Trio I roceeding^ took place in the Circuit Cojrt room. There were not many spectators F"eser.t, rs It wa? not generally knowa th it !1j> decision would be announce this rnor i ii g. The Court was opened at ten o'clock, and after a lew m.nute* delav occasioned r>v t? e latearrival of Mr. Kilboura acd some of MNefo?ionFt- Jl,dKe Cartter reai the opinion STATEMENT. There'ator. Hallet KiiHburn. presents his pet it Ion under oath, statins; therein that be * unlawfully imprisoned In the common . Hll of Hie District of Columbia by John a Thompson, Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives of the I*. S. Congress inder an order of said House; and asking hat the writ of h(tl>enA co.y?i& shall issue to said Sergeant-at-Arms coninandlng him to bring the relator before the court, to the end ihat the cause of his detention m%y be in- ' quired Into; and if found to be illegal, that I he may be discharged from custody. The writ Is duly Issued and served upon the Ser geant at-Arms, who respond* thereto bv ! bringing the relator oefore the court, and I makes a full and formal return of the causes ' for which he Is held in custody. Tne re- ! fpondent states at length the history of the ' rase leading to the arrest and confinement of the relator, the substance of which sta e inent, in brief, is as follows: Tne Home of Representatives, being duly organized, was Id lawful session on the 24th of January 1n<., and on that day resolved toappoin' a special committee to inquire into the nature ana history of a certain mafer known as i the "real estate pool," in the District of Co lumbia, and the character of a settlement alleged to have be**n made by the trustee in bankruptcy of the estate of Jay Cooke a- Co. with said real estate pool, the government ! being a creditor, and interested in the as sets of said baukrupt firm. Such committee was duly empowered to send for persons and papers, and directed to report the result of their investigations to the Home. i he committee subsequently appointedco n menced its inquiry, and. to that end, cause i a subpona duces tecum to be issued and I served upon the relator, commanding him I to appear before it to testify, and to brine with him certain deeds, books, maps and other papers relating to certain described lots and squares ol ground in Kaid District. The relator applied in obedience to the subp<i-ua, and testified In auswer to crtalu questions; but on being asked whether he bad brought the papers and documents re ferred to in the subpo-aa. answered in the negative. He was asked further it he was willing to produce them, and he again an swered in the negative. He was then asked it he refused to produce them in response to I the subprena. and he a-jswerei In the aitirm a: ive, claiming that his papers related to his private business, and that, like every pri vate citizen not aceused of violating law' he had the right to be protected m hi- patter* The relator further declined to answer'cer tain other questions asked him, as to the place of residence and the names oi the per son* who were members or said real cs'ate pool, besides.the firm of Jay Cooke a Co. I i ou this refusal of the relator so to hush er I questions and produce pai>ers, the'co.um'.t ue reported t'*e matter to the House, aud that body ordered a warrant to issue for the arrest of tne relator, and to bring hi:u be lore the llou*e u> show can e why he I -; ?.rid not be punished for contempt,. I ;n obedience to :liie warrant the relator was ?nought to the bar of the House, whe.-e the >p< aker p?keJ him the same questions w^ich I i.e had refused to answer before tne c > nmI wt; and ou his again refusing to answer the iuestlons, or to produce the papers, he w is Adjudged to be in coutempt oi the House n i was ordered into custoJy of the respou 1 ei.t, to be kept in his custody iu the common a l of the District of Columbia uutil he I -hould purge himself of the contempt, by signifying his willingness lo obey the sub l-? na. That in pursuance of this order of the House a warraut was duiyis,uel to the respondent, and In obedlenee thereto he ar rested and t ow detains the relator. T ? this retui n to the writ of a< corpm the relator ' makes reply. In which he stages that oa the l. tb of March, 1*76, the Speaker of the Houat< I of Representatives sent his certificate lo the I nited States Attorney for the District of Columbia, stating therein the fac' of the subprena and the refusal of the relator to obey tue same, or to answer the questions put to him touching the matter under luv? ugatlon, that the District attorney hai pre sented said certificate to the grand jury, and that an indictment had been found against the relator on which a bench warrant hai duly Issued to the marshal of said District and which had been returned utiexecu'e 1.' the respoEdent herein declining to surrender the relator to the marshal. That the indict ment cnarges the relator with having com mitted the same offense and contempt meu tioued and described in the return of the re spondent herein, and that said Indictment Is still depending in said court. Wnereupon he prays mat he may be admitted to bail to appear and answer said Indictment, and. on I giving such bail, discharged from custody. Jt is claimed by counsel for relator that the question, whether the House has power to punish for contempt generally, need not be Inquired into In the present case, as tue facts are so fully sef out in the return aud reply thereto as to make this a special mat V?alube only ?l,hJ?cl f?r inquiry here n-'J}?* ??Hou*?jurisdiction to punish the m ^ descrlbel ?u this Crtse.' It is admitted by counsel that the power to punish for coutempt does exist in the Housa. to the extent at least of self-preservation to I protect its own being; and that this p >wer Is an Implied power, which It is urged must not be carried beyond its necessity. It Is ! claimed that both Houses of C ingress, boma I thus protected in their sessions by this im piled power to punish for contempt, can legislative enactment provide Prand l?lhunal8 for the punisliuieat ii t.V' ii'. ' ,a,n for U)e better protection of i ?** undefined and im p led power; and that -having so c>nablued and passed a law, as tii? act of 1S5T?R s F i ^h.e1rei,u the certain offense therein de scribed is to become a misdemeanor, and Is to be punished In a certain manner, to wit by Indictment and trial in the District of i Columbia, then that particular ofiense of refusing to testify or to bring papers In obe- ' dience to the order of either house, can be no i locger punished under the implied power I vested in tue House where the coutempt is i committed, but must be certified to the ; grand jury of said District In obedience to said law, there to be trle l as any other crlm ina offense, by a jury. It is further claimed that tb is particular contempt hnvlng been declared by said statute to be a misde meanor, cannot be punished by the House under ita implied power, and again by the court under the express authority of the ?r lhat woulJ ^ in violation of the constitutional provision that no person sball be twice put In Jeopardy for the same offense. ? i? claimed by counsel for respondent that the implied powet- to punish for con tempt is granted to the House of Representa ,lh5 Constitution as clearly at though It had been expreased In words; an I that oeing so granted, it muat remain where ih?? ^ iUil ?P Place? ll- Consequently ibat lo legislation can annul, divest, or d-M e?a.e tbat power to any other brancn of the gov er Lnient. ^Tbat If a law was passed ex press y forbiddLag the exercise of fhis power >y either House of Congress, such law would be absolutely void. That then the House having this constitutional authority, has in respect thereto ail the attributes of a cou-t and having exercised the power, as in this case. Its action is a judicial act; and its jut* ment caruot be reviewed, revised or ques tioned by any other tribunal. Tbat havlu* paased to Judgment, the imprisonment, as in this ease, follows as due process of law, be ing the execution of a Judgment duly ren deml by a competent tribunal having Juris dlctiou of the subject matter. That the statute of 1857 was not Intended lo and does not divest the House of this power, but only adds an additional penalty to the otTeuse^ f041 H ? crime against society at large. That, therefore, the punishment by the House Is for the offense committed against its own person, and that by tbe court ander tbe power of the statute, for tbe offense against society. That while the act Is one, the offenses are fun; and that there fore the punishment Is not doable. That the rfTense against the House in not w-thJn the m.aalDg of the word as used in the section 01 the Constitution wh.ch provit.es that co person shall be sutject for the same offonse to be twiee put in Jeopardy of life or limb. Tc&t whether the matter under investigation by the House, when the contempt was com mi tied, though claimed to be for proper leu* islative purposes, was strictly within tue scope of its Jurisdiction as a legislative booy or not, raunot now be the subject of in quiry, that that was a question for the House to decide, and not for the witness; and that the contempt was equally no otrence against the House in either easel That in a trial by the House for contempt, the matter of jurisdiction is the cantempt itself,and not the matter 011 t.lal when the contempt was committed. That if the matter under inves tigation by the House has color of la>v fir its support-and Is not sheer usurpation or au thorlty. and an act of vloleoce, then the courts are powerless to interfere wltti its jud-rment for contempt committed by a wit ness during the progress of -.jrh investiga tion. That the imprisonment ot t:?e relator, while it is in the nature of a punishment for the offence. Is also for the more important pnrposeof compelling him to testify, aud in tills view is remedial in its nature," and can terminated by the relator himself on hie signifying a willingness to testify, and to produce his papers. That while he"ran thus Ii be rate himself from t tie restraint imposed by the House at any moment, by thus purg ing himself of the contempt, he iias no power to relieve himself from puuisbra??ut under the statute for his offence against tho public; and that this stiows conclusively that tun otlences nave been committed in the on* act OPINIO.*. The consideration of this case, in the light 01 authority aud the able and exhaustive ar gument of coursel. with such relleeii.on as I have been able to orlng to the aid of judg ment. has reduced the ?|uestious Involved in it to the Inquiry, whether tne House of Kep rej-en tat Ives possessed jurisdiction for pun ishment over the person of the relator, if the House ol Representatives nad jurisdic tion In the subject matter of the investiga tion. and that jurisdiction was not termi nated by the judgment for contempt, the ju risdiction was exclusive of the power of the writ; and it is not within the province of the law, or law tribunal, toinqulre into, or ques tion it. On the other hand, if the House did not possess constitutional power to make the Investigation; or if that power, in punish ment or the relator had exhausted itself with the judgment for contempt, the rights se cured to the relator and every other citizen by virtue of the writ supervene, and the ju risdiction and power of the law tribunals charged with the duty to give the writ ef fect, obtain. It may be regarded In the light of unvarying authority, that punishment for contempt within the limitations of the juris diction of the House, whether the House Is to be considered as a court or not, is conclu sive of judgment, and may not he inquired Ii to by w.it of lutliias curpti* or otherwise. It is a right inherent in the Jurisdiction of the tribunal, essential to its integrity and pres ervation, and Inviolate from the interference of jurisdiction disconnected with the tribu nal exercising it. The predicate of judgment leads me first to the inquiry: Whether the power of the House to Inflict the punishment involved in its order, bad been transferred by law to the adjudications of the courts? Ti e first effort of Congress to regulate the subject of punishment for contempt by lav, transpir d January 21, lt<G7, and is found on page I3.r? of the II. \ol. of the statute* at 1 irge, in an act entitled ?An act more effec tually to enforce the attendance of witnesses on the Kiimmoii8 of either house of Congress. I and to compel them to discover testimony."' ; The second section of tills act relates to the j irotectlonof the witness from prosecution , tor testimony so given; aud the first and third sections are a>- follows : '?He it riiar'etl h>i the Hena/i rt,t'l Howie of K-'p \ / e.wntativr.i of the Ciiiti-tl H'tUes of A i*. i<vi i.j tX>r>-/re\M axtemlM' I, That any person sum moned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give tesilmouj or to produce papers upon any matter before either House, or any committee ol either Hou?e of i'digress.who sual wilfully ma \e default, or who, appt aiiu^, shall refuse to answer aay question pertinent to the matter of inqu.r* .n consideration before the hou->eor commit tee by which he shall be examined, shall, in /ififjn to the P'linsu.id iteivO.liei nox ci/ v'i/17, be liable to indictment as am for a misde meanor, in any court of the United states having jurisdiction thereoi: and, on convic tion, shall pay a fine not exceeding one thou sand dollars, and not less than one hundred dollars, and sutler imprisonment in the com mon jail not less than one month nor more tLan twelve months." '?Sec. 5. A fl t>v it further > \<i.?fe?/,Tbat when 1 witness shall fail to testiry, as provided in the previous sections of this act, and the .acts shall oe reported to the House, it shall he the duty of the Speaker of tue House or the Hreslden-t of the Senate t > certify the !act under the seal 01 the House or Senate ti the District Attorney for the District of Co lumbia, whose duty it shall be to bring the matter before the grand jury lor tneir acUVtt-'' Again, 011 the Jith day of January, 1*52, by an act entitled "An act amending the pro visions of the second sect ion of the act of January twenty fourth, eighteen hundred aud flfiy-seveu, enforcing the attendance of witnesses before committees of either House 01 Congress." 12 Stat. Large, .{J.;. This amendment is not material to the matter under consideration, farther than as a legislative recognition of the other section* of the statute then existing. This is the history and terms of the action of Congress up to the act of June 22, 1*74, en titled "An act to revise and consolidate the statutes of the United States iu force on tne first day of December, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy.three." The iast expression of legislation, and the piesent law. Sections 102 and 104 of this act, are as fol lows. "Sec. 102. Kvery person who, having been summoned a^ a witness i>y the authority of either House of Congress, to give testimony or to produce papers upon any mailer under inquiry before either House, or any commit tee of either House of Congress, wilfully makes default, or who, having appeared, re fuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry, shall be deemed eulliy of a misdemeanor, punishable by a tine of not more than >1,000 nor less than fioo.acd imprisonment Id a common Jail for not le?s than one mouth nor more lhau twelve mom lis." "Sec. 10*. Whenever a witness summoned as mentioned 111 section Hi2 fails to testify, and the facts are reported 10 either House, the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House, as the case may be, shall certify the fact under the seal of the Senate or House, to the District Attorsey for the District of Columbia, whose duty it shall be to bring the mat ter before the grand jury for their action." The first and natural Inquiry in the light of this legisiatlou is the question, why was it enacted In the form and substance that we find it? Ordinarily, to a legal tribunal charged with the administration 01 the law. where the law is unobscurcd and Its language definite. It Is sufficient and conclusive thai it is written by the law maker; but Inasmuch as the constitutionality and purpose of these statui?8 have t>een controverted In the argu ment. it may not be out of place to inquire why they were passed. My reflection has no difficulty in finding apt and ample rea*ous lor the Interposition of the statute. The antecedent condition of the power was late it, undefined, aud unpub lished. Common justice to the citizen re quired that it should be defln'd and made known. Again, it is a truth well known to the constitutional student of the history of this government, that a large and intelligent portion of Its statesmen has denied, early and late, the Implied power of either house of Congress to Inflict any punishment. These appear to me ample reasons for this legisla tion. These statutes have further signifi cance. By refe.-ence to the statutes of 185", it will be seen that Congress contemplated additional penalties to the penalties that inhered in the power ol the respective houses, and so expressed It In the words, "in cullition to the },am? and peitaUiet >tou> existing." Tne present statute, for some reason in the wis dom of Congress, rejected the language com manding additional punishment, leaving tbe penalty of tbe ls?t amended statute as the sole punlshment for the offense. This last statute stands unembarrassed, not only as an expression of tbe legislative will, but as a legislative interpretation of Congressional power to Inflict double punishment. It pro vides in express terms that the offense shall constitute a misdemeanor, and shall be pun ished by fine and Imprisonment through pro cess of indictment and trial by jury. To avoid tbe force of its plain mandate, it Is ob jected, Firtt, That if it is substitutional of tbe right of tbe House also to punish, it is unconstitutional; that It Is not in tbe power of the united branches of tbe national legis lature to supersede by law the authority re siding in either branch to inflict tbe pualsh menl, that eltber branch of Congress inherits its power from ttecorstitutlon; and that it is icanenaole, although alienation Is con curred in by tt# (nMr* law making power. This proposition invites me. sluing a* a Judge at Chambers, to pronounce uncin stitutional the solemn legislation of Con gress. la deference to a latent power residing in the House, at the request of the House of Kepresentatives which pronounced Its judg ment of Its constitutionality by uniting in the passage of It. If reasoning incline! me to the conclusion urged, I should iwltate long before resolving it into Judgmer t. it does not. The act Joes not imply tn? ab negation of power on the part of the House or of the Senate to luflict punishment for contempt; but on the contrary, recognizes Lat .Low2.r' and e-^erci*es it in ? leimmtna tn g the offense a misdemeanor .rod puuisU t ing it as such. * Again it is urged, that thepenaltvof this law is cumulative of tne punishment an l j rot substitutional of the law and punish ment that tesided in the Honse before its passage. The first answer to tills i ?sitiou is tl at there is nothing In the lang-fageor the statute or its > ature indicating that the p? unity imposed by it is to operate as an addition t?> any peualty that might be ln nicted by the House for the same offense. If I here was any sncli pnrpoie, it Is more than doubtful whether the constitution would permit it to be exerciser The secmd clause of the ;th amendment to the constitution is his: -^or -ballary perso-i o<*niblec? for tne same offense 13 be twice put In jeoparly of life or limb." It has been attempted to justify this mat ter by the authority that JouMp punishment may be inflicted where the act involves two ? flenses; as in the case of committing a con tempt in the process of committing a crime; and In the case of committing, in the same ???i'4.an oftipUse against two sovereignties While this is true. It constitutes no aid to judgment here, inasmuch as here the sover eignty Is the same, and the offense is the same, and that Is, conlfntirt. The offense against tne House, and the offeree involved In the prosecution of the indictment being the same, a doable pun ishment cannot wait upon it under the con stitution. That the offense is conclusively c,ie Is made certain by all the documentary evidence in the case. We Hud the offeusi first described In the record of tne proeecl Ings of Hie committee where It occurred as lollows: "Q* State whether you have In your pos session now and nave brought to the com mittee room the papers, documents, memo randa, Ac., referred to in the su'.p? no rltwei Urvm served upon you? A. I have not. whe,thPr >'ou are prepared to pro duce them at this sitting of the committee" jay' rreparti to produce them to. O. State whether you are willing to pro duee them now or at auy future sitting of this committee. A. As at present advised 1 am not prepared. i*. Yon refuse to produce them before the committee In response to this subp<ena? A. 1 es, sir. I would like to stare the reasons therefor. Ac. This describes that part of the offense which consisted of the refusal to proluce the pa Iters. The refusal to answer question Is described as follows: " How many members of the pool were there before jou became a member.' I be lieve you have In fact answered, a Kive gentlemen besides Jay Cooke & Co. put In *f5.n?o apiece. * Will you sta'e where each of these five members reside? A. 1 do not know that I could do that. Mr. Chairman, if you will ltdulse me. I respectfully decline to give any testimony us It relates to these mdlvld uais. y l)o you decline to state where they re i sloe? A. 1 do not know that 1 coaM. I coo Id upon reflection, probably. By the Chairman:- Would you refuse I to state If you knew? We want to know whether that Is one of t?ie quest ions you de cline to answer. A. I decline to answer ex cert upon cousultation with my counsel. By .Mr. Xew:-lJ Kor the present you de cline to state, even if you were ceitatnas to the locality, where they do reside.' A. Yes *Ir: I respectfully decline to suitp anything in relation to individuals whodid ir.isiaess with us, except ui*>n consultation with my counsel. * <f. Will you please -tat* their names? A. That 1 beg to include in the same answer.'' The offence-, theu. is made up of two things?the refusal to produce the papers, and the refusal to gi ve the place of residence 1 ai d the names of the five mem tiers of the real estate pool. This offence is again de- i scribed in the same words, In tne report 01 the committee to the House; in the proceed ings of the House wiaen the relator was brought to the bar of the Houte to show cause; in the certificate of tne .Speaker to the district attorney: and In the indictment presented by the grand jury. In fact. It Is consented on all sides that the offence is one; one act. oue fact. But it is urged, although one offence, it meets its several punishment* in the several forums for distinct purposes; that the relator is puuished in the courts iu the penalty of transgression, in the House, to make him testify. lu one place to visit him wi;h the penalty for what he has done or refused to do; ia the other place to com pel him to do. This proposition avows the doctrine that in addition to penalties and punishment* for contempt, the House has the power to coerce the recusant witness to testify. Tills power, as distinguishable from penalty, is not given by tne Constitution in express terms, either to courts or legislators; nor Is it to be derived from the spirit of the C in stitution, or found in the geulus of our in stitutions, or the spirit of our people. It is so obnoxious to the common law as admin istered, universally in the courts of tue country, that they will not even permit coa .esslon of guilt unaer duress. If by coercion is meant merely the influ ence that penaity furnishes to ]M>rsu*le the party to testify, coercion enters into the law provided for the punishment, and Congress has already provided for It by law. It is unred again, that if the power of the Hons* or Representatives is resolved Into this law for the punishment ol contempts, it readers the House helpless in the way of enforclug compliance with its orders to testify. If this be so the reply is, that Congress is the law making power of the country: and If the law that they have instituted is inadequate to the end. they have the power to maae It se verer, or if do law will supply the place of the Inherent and undefined authority of either House, they have the power to repeal It, and repossess themselves of the undefined authority displaced, or defined by tnts stat ute. The power or punishment under the stature is not in extinguishment of the con stitutional rightof punishment for contempt, but in definition and expression ol it. A re real of the expression and limitation of the exercise of the power, leaves tne subject where the statute found It. With the judg ment of the House in contempt, its power to punish terminated, and the punishment pre scribed by law supervened; in pursuance of the authority and command ol tne law. the Speaker certified the ofieuce to tbe Dis trict Attorney; and the grand Jurv found an Indictment against the relator, which brings 1 his body within the Jurisdiction or the court charged with trying the offence stated, to which tribunal I feel It my duty to deliver him for trial. 1 cannot dismiss the subject without no ticing the fact that the chief labor and learn ing expended In the argument before me with great ability, has been devoted to tue enlightenment of questions not brought into my decision; arguments illustrative of Uie power, or want of power, to institute the in vestigation; the obligation or the citiren to bear testimony In such investigation; whe ther the question belongs to the Honse of Repre*ent*tlves or the courts, and whether tbe relator was bonnd to uncover the history of bis private business as a coatributton to the investlsatlon. The ooncluslon which I have reached as to theofflceof the statute renders it unneces sary, if not improper, to determine these questions now. They enter into the issue of the guilt or Innocence of tbe relator nn-ler the Indictment, and should be passed upon by the tribunal trying that issue. T*K QUESTION OF BAtL. Mr. EIdiedge suggested that Mr. Kilbourn was now ready to give bail. Judge Cartter replied that be simply re manded tbe prisoner to answer tbe indict ment. He did not take bail In criminal cases; tbe Criminal Court was In session. Mr. Kllbourn and bis counsel and friends left tbe room and proceeded to tbe marshal's office. BAIL OITEIt. Judge MacArthur, boldmg tbe Criminal Court, feeling some delicacy as to acting in tbe case?as bis name has been mentioned in connection with the "real estate pool"? -u. lmiui wen 1 on roe nona ior Mr. iv sap pearance at the present term of the Criminal Court. Mr. K. then left the coort-honse. *7"81r John Rose arrived at New York Wednesday by tfee steamship Russia. I OBIT-FOURTH CONGRESS. Kiipat, April 2$. SENATE ? At the boar for U>? opening of the s. ssios tbe c imKr <>i ?|w;*ior> was not half so urea! as on yesterday, tbe re served galleries containing but a sprinkling ot spectator.'. Mr. Antoony, from tbe Committee on Printing. teported the House resolution to print the rej>ort of the Commissioner of ^ rlculture with an amendment providing f.vr i'5,P?t copies for tiie use of the Commis sioner. He said the committee bad lef> : r h* reaJter the question as to the printing of ibis report lor general distribution. Mr. Saulsbuiy, a member of thecommit Tee. states bts dissent from the report of tie committee. Heww no use or printing this re pert by piece meal. The habit ha.i be? n to print several hundred thousand copies of this report tor general dlstrlbut 10a He was in lavor oi Uiis. and he beld that tbf question should be derided at one time >ir. Davie also expressed a desire for a P'ovialon now for printing this report r?r K?i.eral distribution. He thought ,,n copies too maily for Uie Commissioner ?.f Agriculture. Mr. fad dock moved an amendment to print 290.000 copies or tbf sant? tor general disti.button by members of Congr< ?.?. The resolution then went over. Mr. Sargent, from the committee of con ference on the hill to exclude the stale of Missouri from the provisions of the act to promote and develop the mining reatur.es of tbe I nlted States. sunmltui a repo-t which was concurred in. ' Mr. Hamlin submitted an amendment to the rules of procedure or the senate in im peachment trials, so a* ta provide that the decisions of the Senate on all questions which may be ra sed shall be considered In open session, instead of In secret session, Ms now provided. He said he wauled the rea sons which governed the Senate in Its deci sions to be known to the wotld. T ie amend ment was laid over till to morrow. Mr. Conkling presented Joint resolutions of tbe New York legislature asking the passage of legislation for the protection of emi grants. Referred to tbe Committee on Com merce. on motion of Mr. Anthony, it was ordered that tbe proceedings in the Impeachment trial be printed separately from tne opening of the trial, and i?e printed separately daily, aud that copies he furnisned to toe Hous< of Representatives. THE lMI'IACH VINT TRIAL. At 12 30 p. in. legislative and executive business was susj-ended. Oen. Kelkcap and bts counsel entered. Tbe Sergeant-alarms made tbe usual proc tarnation, and tbe Secretary was directed to notify tbe House of Represen tat Ives that the Senate was ready to proceed with the trial of the Impeachment. The managers were announced aud con ducted to their seats. The minutes of yesterday's proceedings in impeachment were tben read. The motion asked for by the managers that tbeevidence shall be put In and the trial pro ceeded with In advance of the decision of the question of jurisdiction was read. Mr. Manager Lord said the managers had nothing to say just now. Mi. Carpenter said for the same reason that the connsel for the respondent hal asked tbe postponement yesterday they would now do all in theii power to hasten the case be fore tiie Presidential furnace was neated seven times. The counsel wauted now no delay that was not absolutely necessary. To the first part of the motiou of the managers that the evidence I* put In the cout-:sel male 110 obiectioo. but o ;he rest of the motion they interposed a decided protest. Tbey objected decidedly lo the managers controlling both sides of this case. He said It was impossible that the counsel could prepare tbeir arguments la tne time mentioned by :he managers. Tbey had been employed in this case when at tne same time they had engagements elsewhere. As said yesterday, the books In the library which they wanted were now out. He con sliieml the question ou which they were requlied to argue as the gravest <iu?stlou ev?-r brought before any tribunal lu triis country, it was wuetber iiie senate hal criminal Jurisdiction over forty million oi people. The counsel asked now for two weeks in which to prepare :heir argument. They did not tbiuk. In Justice to their cheat, that tbey could be ready sooner, and be would Bay that if this time was gran ed, tbey would ask for no further delay, but that the trial should go cn u'ay by day. Mr Manager Lord read from tbe iaipeach nieut proceedings of the 17th, to sho* that Mr. Carpenter had indicated that the ooun sel would be ready to go ou when the repli cation of the managers was bled. The coun sel certainly was acting in good faith whet he gave such an Intimation; and tbe mana gers, acting ou that intimation, had gov erned themselves accordingly. lu reference to the guest ion of jurisdiction, he commented on tbe rejoinder of the respondent to show mat be admitted that he had resigued to es cape impeachment. The facts were that the respondent was lu office on tbe second day of March, when the House resolved that he be Impeached. In conclusion, Mr. L. said the managers were ready to go ou with tbe trial, their witnesses were here, aud tbey asked that tbe Senate 6bould proceed. Mr. Carpenter said that he had said that ii the managers did what they thought they would do?that is, if tbey filed a demurrer to our plea, we would be ready to proceed He did not mean that tbey would be ready to argue. Anything that is done is a pro ceasing. We are proceeding now. but that is verv different from being compelled to go on with arguments. It Is simply impossible. The managers have had two or three we. is toprepaie their case; they have been uiveu time by tbe House; Uiey ha 1 access to the book8 which the counsel bad not. He re peated that they did not ask for one mo ment's delay for the sake of delay. The Al mighty used human means at times to carry out bis ends. Belknap could not do atiy bet ter, and It was Impossible for tuem to be properly readv to-fore the time asked. He shIu now, on bis professional honor, that if this request wa> made lr. any court of origi nal Jurisdiction, the courtesy of those ou the o.her side would not allow them to refuse. Mr. Manager Lord said every one but tbe counsel hlmsell had put the construction ou his language put on it by the mauagers. He said when there was a will there was a war, aud If the learned counsel would put bis mind to the case be could be ready. Coder all the circumstances of tbec*se tne maua gers were satisfied that?they were perfectly .instilled in asking that the trial be proceeded with at once. Mr. Conkling said before this question of time was disposed of he wished to submit a motion or another character whlcn he con sidered as vastly more important. He sub mitted a motion that the Seuat bear and determine the question whether W. W. Bel knap, tbe respondent In this case, is amena ble to trial alter his resignation as Secretary of War, for acts allege! to be done wuile holding said office, and tbe motion that tes timony he heard touching the time aud place of said resignation, and tbe motives touching the same be reseived uutil this question is considered. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.?Mr. Banks iMaas.) by unanimous consent intro duced a bill to extend tbe force and efficiency of tbe homestead laws. Referred to Com mittee on Public Lands. Mr. Cox (N. Y.) Introduced a bill to fi\ tbe rate of postage on certain mail matter and tor other purposes. Refer re J The Speaker laid before the House a com munication from tbe Sergeant at-Anns an nouncing tbe decision of Cbtef Ju?Ucs D. K. Cartter, of tbe Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, lu tbe case of Heller Kilbourn, which with tbe accompanying papers were referred to the Judiciary Committee. Tbe regular order was demanded and the /louse proceeded to tbe consideration of tbe legislative appropriation bill which cam* over as tne unflnlabed business of yesterday. Tbe House tben proceeded to vote on tbe several amendments to tbe bill made by tbe Committee of tbe Whole, on which seperate votes were demanded. Tbe amendment offered by Mr. O'Brien, (Md.), making tbe mint at New Orleans an assay office and appropriating ?14,000 instead of ?1,000 ?as a lop ted by the House. Tbe amendment offered by Mr. Bennett, (Idabo), appropriating #3,000 for the as say office was modified to read *3,050, and adopted. Tbe amendment effcred by Mr. Davis, N.C.),appropriating *4 noo for tbe mint at Charlotte, N. C., was reduced to *2,700 and adopted. A close contest wes bad on tbe amend ment proposed by Mr. Hurlbut, till ), to restore tbe salaries of tbe territorial Jadg*s to *3,000, the vote on division being to to to, the Chair votlrg no. Tellers were demanded, and tbe vote re ml led?ayes 77, nays C*. Ti f tm? ud njn v?it um fltMrM, t?4 it.* kDifulBitil ?t> ttj+ci**1 yfM *9. uaye it*. Tbe iBnk'mnt restoring tbe salary or ih* Comn.lesiorer of AKrlcuTtur*. offered by Mr i'ild?fiiiAii kudMopwd InmoimU It* . ??? reject??I l>y TIM Hu ;?f TL* Icwrth Nffllno w*? r> ,,'iifd.tn<l Mr. K?:)? iMl?i hia point of order tt at the section which transfer* tbe India * bt reen lo tbe War (tfMrtiaw. wan no* ger saw lo lt? bin. and not la the nature of r* im t hai nf. Mr McCwiy Iowa nud??<,arffmiyp"p rand argument in ?npj*rt of itt* point or or <ier. boldli g that tn ruling lb* Speaker an>t ?>e jr>\ en ed by fart* and not Indulge In cal culations aid ?pecuiaUous aa to lb* j??aai<>.e reauit. Telegrams to The Star. ? ? btXeMlr SHlmlllna v' isi.d t>. Apr.I?* a man named John T. S<HTla. who live* in thia city, la car ry <t g <?n a ayateuiatir and very eilenalr* ^wtndlirK Hr^ivrriliMbl* bead* tjuarleraat Sprit gftel.l and Cincinnati. and orders gooda and pr<stncfa .>( \ artoua aorta from firm* tn alt part* <<f the Cutou ai?l Ca> a,is. ret? rrlng trst na to ha1 k era and other br.slnesa men in tb'a city When tlie go>d* arrive tbev are ?mn.e<ti*te!y In ken from tbe ?-xir?*s ? fti<*ea or fivlfiht de|?o?a and trans ? erred to otber par! le* tor euy amoant N?w tix or bis ctmlederate* ?.in get for the-n. Nutr'v ?(? In tbe ???ii.? |<eiitten' :ary for k\t li dlirg nearly a rear. but vat di*eb*rged throngh h l?-kai *e ?bnicaltty. and has been carr>irg on bis bt.*it.e** since on a larger ir?'i uian l>ef re lie claims to have aecu mulait 1 tti .mi t>jr tbla at > le of buaineaa. ? ? - - I he Meamer a.??eihe IMaaMett Pt.v MortH, At '.I v Toe -reamer Amer .? ne. from N>* York, arrived here today "lie rt'^'rtf ll.il on April Jlth ahe apokethe Hami>' t|[ American . tie t*oeth*. froas New York Apr.l II, U>r Hamburg. It? lat. 4i .pi. long. west. staisiiug to tbe east ? *anl urder nail, with l>< r propeller gone. Tba WoeiiH' dfcilMl ?>>kMa?Pf. The ue\?. ?lay the Amerh,ue s-.Kuaiei a w?**twar>l Nu.nd Hamburg American kifamar, Intend ing to tioiiiy lit r a1 u: tic Woe the but the Ainerl<jue reports that the Hami>Dr( ii?aai. ? r | hMl no attention to her signals, aiul pro kMild. I'aaeral of Karaie% uiiiihmi? N f \t Yokk. April J.- Tba luneialof U*? late liamey Williams tooB place to-day, at ??! Stephen's lionim t 'athollc church. and was largely attended. including a large num. t?r of iiifiubprn of tbe theatrical profession. Ilia rtmalno were Interred In Greenwood cemetery. There was a profile dtaplay of floral offerings. Kal I road ? raa?frr. St. Lonv April .-.?A private telegram from Davenport, Iowa, says Judge Dillon yesterday Issue 1 a decree transferring the .Missouri, Kansas and Teias railroad from the Land* of Wm. B??ud. receiver, to tbe t'nion Trnst cc nipai y. of New York, and sp|Mtliitiiig Wm. ltoc?^ Its general ma .a^cr. A rrentfg Kosrow. April Arthur P Devlin, who has achieved some notoriety iu New Eng land as an antl-Caihollc lecturer. w?* ar rested btre today for circulating o*?acer? pamphlet* devoted to tbeeiposurcof allngtd immoralities of priests a I'raat'S Agitated Avala. Pari*. April 1* ?Tbe aicitatlon In fovor ol amnesty is ciealit g ao much feeling that tbe government conlemplalea rcpre*al>< measnraa. I ureliia Prr*?nsl? Losdok, April l* ? Tbe Kmnreas oi Ger msny is e\pecte<l to arrive at Windsor ueit Wedreaday, on a vlait to y ieen Yictoiia. Thomas Alrd, the English poet, la deal. Tbe 91 ark eta. "?T?;iie??. April k- -Virginia CuBtK.lldatetl, til ,. Wnt \ I'sit.ia.S', N-rth i Vulina ?!(??, ..II. l?. d? Brw. v go ?a^oal tn I big to dar aanr actiTt- and flnn. #'?a." ,. Balt!Mokk. aarii 1*.-Cotton .InM and bxary tii'rikiin*, ll'?tl}'t. Kloar -lull and nnehan?rd. " beat dull ai,d ?< ?ni? l"??r-No 1 a eatern rail, I al 47. PrtiDsrlraola r -d. I &2al t.t Harrland red. I.53HI ??; d<> amlt-r 165, do white, I 4'tal.t*. C>? rn??ootbern, grai western, fir r and actite, ?o itherp white. Ml. ?outheru >?ll<>w, Ct,. waat t-rn mixed.<1 *pot Had A?rtl, gl\ lid Hay. Oat? dull but -t? ?d? ? aoutbern (ixkI to prime. Mtt::. weatt-m ? hue. 4i.*?-, a- ftftn ntttd. ,44 lt>e flrai-Wa*7 Hav Mteady at t aacbu(?4 Pro Tit iocs doll and bea<y T tk 21 It Hulk meat. aboaldcra *%%>',; cle*r rih etde*. M\ loo*a; ?alt packed Bacon-?l>oiili<>ra t\ : clt^r rih o,Jea, U llatns Ual6 Lard dull and nominal UnttT i';'l aid heavj? we-tfii. pn?e to chotre, 2-t**): d> , ? *tra Bue. 3l? a. P?-?- lenm escited?rm<ja.rlc; rt*fitied. 13' alt. Cifftt ulet ?ud niichanged Wbiaky c >iLii.al. 1U N?w York, April 2i -f?t,.rgi er'jva and >iiia?-t tl?d. Mow) 4 Gold. 1!'?. Kirkiii|.. ''I. fr'i ahort. tilt 0"Ter:imert- grtlfi and stronr M*w Yob*. April 2-- Floor d nil and feclluinc. Wheat mlet aid b?a%y. Corn dull and no cl at ged Losro*. April J- USD p m ?Oon. I? 9*>.l-l| for t. h m i.ey ard th? a-.c uut tJ. 8 t.n<?. if?6a, ft:<,; Ene.lt 4 ? ? ? ? . ? Tlie Ihtr<|ue nary lerrltt Intesllg* naa. THI TESTIMONY TO I?AY. The Committee on Expenditure in the Treasury I Apartment met tbis morning and resumed tbe Investigation Into tbe rnattet of the rHeaae of tba barbae Mary Mcrrltt. Secretary Brlatow and Solicitor Bltiforl Wilson was preset t. The first wltneas e* smlned was Edward U.Johnaou, who ap peared as tbe attorney for tbo*e interested m the vessel, and came to Washington In Mart b 1S74, to secure n remission of the for feiture. lie waa lut rot need to Secretary Drlstow and Solicitor Binfor.l Wilson by Senator Carpenter of Wiaconsln. When Car penter introduced btm to Mr. Brlatow, be Carpenter) did not at the time s^eak of tbe merits of tbe caae, but remarked that John son was au attorney lor the owners of the Ill fated Mary Me rltt. At a sur>aeqneut Inter view. at. which Mr. Blaford Wilson was present, the latter aaid be bad examined tbe petitlou submitted ?>y Johnson, and be waa strongly Inclined to lavor tbe rem las ion. In reply to tjuestiona by Judge Cale wit ness stated he bad probably told District Attorney Hubbell. of Milwaukee, when be returned to that city alter bla vlalt b?-re Id March, that secretary Brlstow waa going to Philadelphia, and that in bla absence tbe matter would be settled by Acting Secretary Conant, but that be never meaut to convey tbe lmpreaaioo that Bristow purpaat lv left id order to bave Conant Issue the warrant of renjissloo Id bis absence. Jutlg* //ii HuOOeU, district attorney for Milwaukee, was then sworn He said that he remembered distinctly that when John son returned to Milwaukee be came into bis office and inquired whether he bad received the warrant of remission. He at*ted at ooe time that it would not be laaned antu Sec retary Brlstow went to Pbt'adelphia, and then tbe acting secretary would settle tie mat ter. Judge Bright.?What impression d.d that make on your mind? The Wltnes*.?I doo't thiok I ought logiee my Impression. 1 give tbe commute* tue facts. Witness theo submitted copies af eorre sponderce which passed between Mtneelf, the attorneys of the vessel, and Blufori Wil son, This correspondence abowed that b? resisted any compromise wbieb the veasel owners attempted to make with tbe Trea sury department. Jnoaeof tbe letters Blu ford Wilson rebuked the wl'neas for a to? strict construction of law and witness re plied by acknowledging tl.at probably tbe rebuke was merited. Hia oppo*ttloa to tbe release of the ve*sel waa becanae the Trea sury had twice decided again*t it, as well a? the courts. He thought also that the bonds of the vread's owner* trere ample to satisfy tbe judgment of the government against th i vessel. .. On croes-examination the wltneaa admit ted that he had r. commended tbe remlsalou of the forfeiture, and that Judges Miller an t Drummood, who triad tbe case before the courts, also joined In the reooinmendauon. The committee then took a recess anUl I o'clock p. m. CBHTUIUAL?Illinois and Pennsylvania are the Aral states to recommeod by procla mation the olnt reaoiutioo passed by Con gress, and signed by tbe President last year, urging that on the Fourth of Jnly next coun ty meetings be held Id every ooooty Mat. and that a sketch of tbe history of tbe ounnly be read at tbe celebration of t je hundredth anniversary of American ludepenaeaice. Th* Pest Mb* to the Faoirr.?The snb ronr.raittee of tbe national executive com mittee of tbe Cnion league of America held a meeting at Philadelphia yesterday* ex Goveraor William A. Newell, of New Jer sey. In tbe cbair. Tbe eentlaseots of tbe oommltteewereempbauc In demand In* that, tbe best men of the republican party |^u,d be brought to tbe front. 1'ISN'SYLVAHIA BOO* BILL UlMHIA Tiov -The Pennsylvania Senate oomm tte^ on tbe boom bill investigation ma lea report yesterday. It simply recites testimony be fore them. Senator Boyer offered a rsaolu t ion to have a committee appointed to lnrsa tif ate tbe charges against himself of corrup tion used to defeat the boom t. i, wq.cn tras adopted. K I I.L*n BY A ItCBTY OCI L A BRIT. )*s-. Cunnlrgnam, aged 15 fears, of Peonsgrovc Salem oounty, N. J., thrust tbe rusty Mrrtl of a gun into a hot stove, and a charge the; had been In tbe gun for a long time axplod. ed, entering tbe boy's moQUl 104 te"'lPI Ulm The Last Bbooklym Coiii'illltfli. - Why is Mr. Henry C. Bowen already ectilled to be called a cherub" Beeauae be bai no "bottom tacta."?|Jf- T. Trrtntnt.

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