Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 28, 1876, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 28, 1876 Page 4
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BELKNAT. Proceedings in the Impeachment Trial Before the Senate. ORDEBS AND PLEADINGS SUBMITTED. Motion of Defendant for am Adjournment Until December Denied. ARGUMENT OF MR. BLAIR. Sir. Black on Injustice in Timet el Great Politieal ExeitcmenL THE QUESTION OF JURISDICTION. Waukimotox, April 27, 1878. The galleries of (he Senate chamber were again crowded to-day, at least two-thirds of the audience being composed of ladles. One-half of the gentlemen's gallery, on the right side of tho chamber, whs occupied by ladles, In addition to the regular galleries set apart lor them. Tho managers upon tho pari of the House of Representatives and the counsel lor the accused wore urrangod as herotoforo. The Chaplain, in his opening prayer, alter Invoking tho Divine blessing, said;? Hay we remember that anuttier day la coming, and that there la no put which the luturu may not heal. O Uud our father, our hearts long for that healiuir. that we mav at tain to the romln T resurrection and the Ituirl tininorialll r. and that all unr failures here may be hnl the stepping stone to tlic slurious brrcatter? Ex-Secretary Hclknap, with his counsel. Messrs. Car penter, lilair and Black, having entered tho chamber and taken seals prepared lor them. The 1'rjcmidkkt pro Ira. announced that tho hour of ball-past twelve had arrived, and the Senate, la ac cordance with Its previous order, would suspend the consideration of legislative business and proceed to consider the articles ol impeachment against William W. itciknap, late Secretary of War. The Surgcaut-at-Arms then tnado the usual proclama tion. The natucs of beuators Alcorn, Johnston and Wad lolgh, not heretofore sworn, wore called. Mr. Wadieigh responded and the oath was admlnls tered to hint by 1'rosident pro tem. Ferry. Mr. W.TUSKS, of Virgintu, announced that his col league, Mr. Johnstou, was detained at home by seri ous illness in his lainily. The Secretary of the Senate was directed to Inform tho House ol Representatives that the Senate was ready to proceed with the impeachment trial. Alter a lew minutes the managers on the part of the House of Representatives entered the Senate Chamber ami were cm or tod to their seals. The journal <>t the proceedings of the Senate sitting ts u court of impeachment on the 10th lust, was read, and also the rejoinder tiled on Mouday last by the accused, and the surrejoinder tiled on Tuesday by tho managers. Mr. Lord, 011 behalf of the Hoard of Managers, ar gned that the respondent had not answered the charges contained In the articles ol ini|>eacbmcnl. Tho plead lug* now tiled related only to the question of tho Juris diction of the .Senate anting as a court of impeachment, and the managers deemed it best to have the ovldeneo given on that question beforo the arguments wore pre sented. He. tboreforo, presented the following, and uskod that It be adopted by Ibo Senalo:? Ordered, That the evidence oa the question pertaining to th plea ol'(lie Jurisdiction at lliia court be given before tbe argasseats relating thereto ?>e beard, aod.tf sash pica la overruled that the defendant be required to answer the ar ticle-of impeachment within two days, aud the llouae of Representative, to reply. If they deem it neeesaarv, within two days; and that the trial prucoed on the next day alter the joining of the issue. Mr. i.arpkxtrk said be liad a counter motion, and that was to continue the further hearing of the trial until tho first Monday or December next, und, as that was a very importunt mottou, the counsel for the ac cused desired to be heard upon It at greater length than tho rules of the 8enute allowed. He therefore asked thnl the 20th role be suspended, so as to allow lour hours for the argument, two lor each side. He then sent to the Clerk's desk, and had read as fol lows :? United States vs. William W. Belknap.?Upon articles of ImiMtachuu ut of the i louse of Representatives ot the bulled I-1 ties at America ut high crimes and misdemeanors; and the said Belknap, as to the surrejoinder* of said House of Rep resentative, lo tho third, fourth, flfth and sixth rejoinders of the snld Belknap to tbe seoond replication of said House of KepreM-n t stives above pleaded, whereof said House ol Rep tewutallvcs have demanded trial, the said Belknap doth tbe like. WILLIAM W. BKLK.vAf*. Tho question being on tho roquest of Mr. Carpenter to extend the time- lor argum-nt lo (our hours, :t brief dist-useiou look place hot worn Messrs. Edmunds, Conkllng, Tburman and Bayard, alter which the ro quest was granted by yeas, 48; nays, 13, Messrs. lloolh, Culuorou ol Pit., Chriatiuncy, Kalou, Hitchcock, llowo. Key. Merrimon, Sargent, Sherman, & lev on son, Tliuruian and \\ libera voting In tho negative. AMOl'MJCMT or Mil ULAIK. Mr. Bl.cir. ol counsel ol the accused, tbou nub ouitod, iu behalf ol tho motion tor an oxtensiou of tho tunc, as Ins urxt ffasoD, the lateness of the session. It would be impossible lor thecouuxcl lor the dolcuce In the Itine remaining ol the present session to prepare to do Justice to the great questions involved in this case. At the threshold I hey WOTS met by llio fundamental constitutional question whether a private citizen was subject to be impeached by this body. Tbe counsel has not the time at this late hour to go to the original sources of Inquiry on a subject so grave. Even the hooks in the Congressional Library bail been beyuud their reach, having t>eeu out of the library when llrst inquired Id', and when surrendered were handed over to ibe managers. The second ground for au exten sion of time was that In the articles and presentation mat e by ine managers they ask the liberty to present additional articles. It was n matter ot present history that the House ol Representatives was pfoccediug day by day witn inquiries In order to add additional urticlcs. From the committee from which ibis proceeding or (glu tted thrio wax an out|K>uriug day by (lay through the public press of testimony intended lo lurtber criminate, or at least prejudice the public mind, and through the public mind tbe great political t>ody tit-lore which, sluing as a court, the accused wax arraigui rt Were we to have Impeachment in broken dosesT Wax it fair and Ju,l while de liberation was pending on the^e articles the Hruiso investigation should still g<> on 7 The accused did not object to Its going on, but wanted It b> go ou until everything that could be louud against him should bo presented. Tlicv wanted all tho evidence against turn (invented. In order lo meet Ik It was Impossible lor the accused to have a (air trial while tho sluices ol cal umny were opened and tho public mind saturated wttlij prejudice. The accused was a man who won nis station In tho councils o( tho President, not by manipulating ol primaries, by great services in the forum, or by pecuniary and material aid in the elec lion, but by deeds on tbe field ol battle; and when ? ucb a man was brought before tbe Court upon these articnw. be snouhl at least only be called upon to answer s|ieciuc allegations embodying all tbat could be lound against him after bis official history had been ran sacked. Finally, bo appealed lo the Senate to postpone the consideration of the question, bee mac, from the nature of the charge itself, and the position of the party, the charge connected itself directly with THK POLITICAL IML'M of the ilay. The accused was to bo tried before a body consisting of the most active partisans and politicians ol the United States on charges w Inch one party was anxious to heap upon the o.hcr. and which the other was anxious to threw off. So both parties were com muted to his destruction. It was no ''lareapect to the Senate to say this, because even the bupreme Court dccliuvd to give us Judgment ou questions affecting tho parly politics ol me day until tbe contest In which those issues were maiie had passed away. As an illustration of tbla he sited the course of the Su| rctne Court iu the Dred Scott rase. The 'past history of deliberative ins lies abound in instances when tbe most honest, able and impartial men had been hurried away uncon sciously to themselves by the Inlitiencea of the hour lot ? the Kr<l*xest injustice to person* brought belore them lor trial. Further, the history of this present rase showed the daxiirk or ovrr hahtk. The Senate knew that these charge*, when preferred tad been investigated In one day ; that the House Com ? ?illtee had re (aw ted It on tiie next day lo the House, .bat the previous question was colled aud tins lrn|>oacb Went substantially put through without debute. One >r two members of the House, learned in tho law, lad warned ibo House tbat there wss no jurisdiction in t case such as tbla, hot lb vain. Kven one ol tbe man agers now prosecuting the case had taken that ground tnd had quoted Judfe Story in auptmrt of It Mr. HLainnlso alluded at some length to the aelion if the udroiutslratloii toward Mr B Ikusp, saying with out piuicxtof law and without pi oof that be intended ?o escape they had surrounded bit house with dciec jvew. What barm could come I Pom delay* W bat ttn igiuable reason could hegiveu why tbia thing should bo breed on now * Xobodv believed' tbat the accused wu (rung to run away, lie was no longer tn office and louid do no harm aud had dmic tbe Male some service b the past ami was now entitled lo a lair and juat trial. Mr. fcuMCxna said If the counsel for tho accused b?d toncluded their opening he would move thai the Sen Ac withdraw lor consultation. Mr. Bkaca saul the counsel for tbe aeruscd had not rat closed their argument, but bad supposed that one i the managers on the part ol the House ecu id now ?roceed with their argument, and leave It to him or (r. Carpenter to make the closing speech. Mr. Loan said tho managers did not feel at liberty to rroceed till the opening on the part of the accused was mpififd. imrikin or mi. black. Mr. Black then said thai tbe House of Repress a la tvea, lor rraaeua which to them, doubtless, seemed Ight and proper, were bent on the destruction ef the Ittxon who now atood at tho bar of tbe .*>enala. To a?A Ik.. Kali .ie.rf.raM l.ln iKora ami rlAmaliriaH bis conviction of high crimes ud misdemeanor* be fore a body whose general functions, like those of the House were purely political. The donate had put on their judicial rubes for this special occasion, and when this was once overpassed they would lay them asido an suddenly as they had put them on. The managers had a perfectly sound and good ruason lor supposing thai lu the Bsuate they would meet with all possible sympathy and thodemand they made (or a oonvtctloo wa<? spukvD, doubllMH, vilb a poieoltal voice, for 11 was oacked by their constituents and by the constitu ents of the Senate. It waa the duty of the defendant to do and suffer whatever this court might decree. But a duty like that waa always reciprocal and was correlative to another doty. II be owod obedience to the laws of his country the country owed him a lair trlaL By a fair trial he meant not ooly an honeat trial, but a trial free from all disturbing influences where the scales would bo held with perfect truth and from whlcb even tbe du*l ift Uw balanc* would be blown awsv if that wars possible. Thus case had its peculiar ities. It had also its difficulties, which si least were not likely to be met at a Ume of high political excitement Even the Judges ol the highest courts, habituated to the cultivation of a severe and rigid Impartiality, lelt themselves frequently unable to act iu the face of an adverse public opinion, and oltou 1 postponed their declsious as a matter of jurticeto j themselves and the pnrttaa and the public nulll the times he* grown more quiet tkk unavs qi'ssrios of constitutional law which met them at tho outset was one about which there was great conflict of tytnlon among those who ought to understand it besL Doubt less there would bo powerful arguments oil the pert ol the man seers m favor of the Jurisdiction doDled by theaocueed; but on the other hand, those arguments would be met Willi a demonstration ss plalu as the sun at noontide. It was a matter of transcendent iwpor 1 unco to the public that this quesUon should he decided * exactly right. II the Senate took a jurisdiction, I then, which did not be long to them. It was . a most alarming usurpation of power; while 1 It tboy had Jurisdiction and refused to exorcise il it would be a gross dereliction of duty. Certsinly that was not s question to be solved in the 1 uii<l*t of a storm. If the Souate decided y had Juris dictiuu then would eotne tho merits of the cuso. and he had a right to say there and now that the accused was innocent. Such was tho presumption of law Nor had he seen legally sufficient and sutishmiory evidence of guilt. Doubtless there would be a formidable case made out against bim. Tho gentlemen on the other ' side had uot uctnd with malice, or rashly, and they bud not uiuiie ibis assault without weapons lu tboir > hands. But every fact and ciruumaUi.co produced, moral and natural, would bo met by u clear and alMI'LK SXH-AgATIOS. ' Such explanation, however, would require some l elaboration in Its presentation. Tho answer would be I ? satis factory when it came; but to produce U was so In I expressively painful that there never bad been a tlmo 1 since the uccusution was llrat made when my uufurtu ! nai,. client would not rather have suffered anything short of the total loss of the good name which he had earned 1 thr,mgha lifetime of well doing than to present It. I Yet this had to be now done, and tho accused was en titled to demand lor it a calm and Ihir consideration. The Committee on War Expenditures had pursued hint With rcmorsoloss eagerness. If they had taken htm oui Into the public square and shot htm dead It would have boon an exhibition or mercy In comparison to making tbe accusation against htm. kven though he were able to make u complete answer entirely satis factory to ovory Impurtial miml, they had Inflicted I upon him as much torture us humanity could endure, i Taking these things into account, was ibis a cuso to bo tried in the midst of a Presidential olectionl It the ! accused had bul one purty against him ho could stand ! that, nrovtded the other party would boUl back and lie low This was a case iu which all parlies, while they j agreed wlih each other In nothing olso. united In one grand chorus of execration upon Uio lioad of the ac cused. The nomocracy, since this accusation had been niodo, remomboiing Us traditional love of everything that was pure and good In the government and its pro found hatred and contempt of all manner of corrup tion?(laughter in Uic gallorius)?broke out Into an ex plosion of wrath, without stopping to consldor whethor or not the (acts were true, und the goneral roar they sent up ?which shook the wbolo country from sea to sea. stampeded completely tho )>arty or tho administration. They broke irom thoir corral, snapped tho luriats of thoir borsci and went wild, and some rather heavy stock went over tho plains ut a furious pace. (I.oud laughter in the galleries, followed by a reprimand Irom the President of the Senate.) What had the Department ol Justice done to protect and save tho accused r Without warrant or process of any kind and without any reason to believe that he meditated escape, tho Attorney General SlKUOf>DKl> HIS HOI'S* with polieeracn, stationed tliem iu its halls until they woro pleiitllul as tho lrogs of Egypt. Indeed one would havo thought that this was some fallen Minister ol an Eastern potentate awaiting quietly the signal for the bowstring. Yet, tho head of the po,wrimeut of Justice was u man of learning uud high character, who could not bo suspecicd ol iutentional injustice, j He would muko this name appeal to any court of jus ticc tor this wu do injudicial invocation of th? Sonut? s discretion. II did not Imply any want of confidence in the linal justice of the bo<ly which It would be indeli cate or improper to suggest. W hat, If Judges ofe?rdi nary courts listened to such a proposition, how much more ueoouaary was It that a political or legislative body should distrust ttaelf and he eurotul how It exer cised it* powers lu a coso like the present. Judges sup posed themselves to llvo lu an atmosphere above the reach ut partv clumor or public clamor, but the doors of ti leiziv latlvo body coultl Did b? closed upon those in flue nee*. Besides, they all rogurded it a* a virtuo to represent their constituents truly, and to please ihern as much as possible. In order i to show that that was the ontvorsal result it was only necessary to look at tho doings of the great ' Legislature of iliut country from which the United ! Stales derived their institutions. Tim mhTOKY or mpnacnMssTs In the British Parliament, and or pains and penalties and bill* of attainder, which for a long tine came lu tho place of impeachment, was the history of tbe shame and the misfortune of thai country In three-'onrths of those cases, and In all ol tbom, perhaps, In which Judg ment was given In times o! high political exciP'ment, the Aiccessors of that same Parliament ac knowledge with shame and sorrow that tho whole thing was wrong and reversod tbe Judgments; but some of those Judgments still stood to disgrace tho age In which they were pronounced. Ho instanced tho | caso of Plovd in the rclgu of James I., w ho lor soino flippant expression concerning the elector I alatino was punished by I'arliufticnt and compelled to ride on horsclwck through the principal thoroughfares iff , London on two difl'crcul days without a saddle, with hi* laoe to the horse's tall, and with tbe tall In his hands, and have him to staud In the pillory for two houri to he pelted by the mob; was then whipped on the bare back, branded on tho forehead with tho letter K, und Anally ordered to be kept in Newgate Prison for the term of bis natural life. And that pun Ishmont had been inflicted, not by a set of bar barian*. bul by the greatest intellects, the wisest, most virtuous und discreet statesmen thst England had ever produced; among thetn Coke, the father of the romtnou law. Ho also cited the Swartout caee. In this conntrv, who was supposod to be a defaulter to tho amount of $1,1100,000, nnd whom (alter his flight froui the country) both polltiral parties treated us If ho were gmlty, Just as they were now anxion* to have Mr. Belknap pnnlshed and branded with infiimv; and yet it was proved after ward that, instead of Swartout being a defaulter to the government the government was Indebted to him tn a small amount. It waa so lu this instance. Everybody wuh idxioui to hftvo tho ftodtltioitn fit th? 'wir i>uu lslicd, and especially bis triend* ol the House of Kep rescntativ e*. Kvon the Attorney Goneral of the United State* had already shown, and would show agntn, that be could be as indignant against a man charged with corruption as the most virtuous democrat who ever lived. (Laughter.) He likened the United States at the present time to that Roman city which, at th* commencement of the second century, procured from Africa a magnificent lion of groat strength and ferocity, but which wanted a man to give to tho lion on the ovo iff tho day of the public games. bonis of tne pooplo dragged a man betore the magistrate, chaigml with the great crime of Christianity, and he was ordered to lie cast to the lion. If the magistrate had refused to take Jurisdiction, or had aiquittcd this man on the ground thnt be was a good pagan, what would havo happened to tho uiagts I train? He himself would have been thrown to the lion and the people would nave have had their sport anyhow. What dkl these examules of popular lury teach ? (for history was philosophy, teaching bv ample). They taught that when "the heathen rngc and the people Imagine a vain thing" demanding the aacwirii'K or a victim that was the very time that the Senate should not take jurisdiction or cogniranco ol that charge; that It should wall quletlv until the ttmo were propitious? wait, as the I'ropUet Elijah waited when lie came out of the cave, until tho earthquake ceased to shake the niountulu, until the treat wind bad blown past, until tbe mightv lire had burned itself out, and then listen aa lie hsieneJ lor "the siiil small voire that sjwaks of Justice, liberty nnd law divine mid human." They had had avcrv recent example lo show that legislative bodies are not infallible, although they are composed of the wisest, most virtuous, most discreet and In st men in the world. (Laughter.) It was bul a few days since tbe Houso of Representatives took up a man. und without anv Jurisdiction, without bis 1-eing guilty of any offence,"rushed him into prison and would not oven hear hiui !? bitowu iletonce. and Hint had been done by a llonse of Ke|>re*ei?lallvc*. nenrly all of the mem ber* of which had distinguished themselves by thoir devotion to the great principles of human liberty, habeas oorpus and the right ol trial by Jury and tome of whom had since eoBlcsscd In the Uou*e that that ac cusation and the punishment were the result* of parti san Mai on tbe one side and of imrlis-in timidity ou tho other When that thing couhl be done by a House of Representatives so illustrious and fllled wltli so many very -real and distinguished men it surely was not wrong lor turn to ?ay mat |auuiibly tho same thing might bappeu in the Hcnute where there were equally distinguished men and equally great stales men. (Laughter. I II the Senate would put ihls trial , off until the managers got through with the trial, which they were conducting against his client behind his hack, and until there would be no further political occasion lor convicting Mr. Belknap, when Ihere would be nothing bul tho ends of justice to be subserved, tbeo the Senate might pronounce a Judgment whteh would do II honor and would save him (pointing to llelknap) from great wrong III the meantime he begged nia irlends. the managers, not to let their *<??! run away with Ibeiu. not to he troubled, not to tret themselves. The thing would come out all right In due time. 1 hey should hare their day and their boarlng, and they >uould got ail thai they wanted, II they were eullllod'te it lu the meantime it would do them good to sprinkle some cool drupe ot patience on tlieir fiery spirit, (laughter.) arxacM or us. cAxrcsvtn. flPMr. Carpenter also addressed tbe .senate.* He recog nised in this court the greatest < onrt in tbe world, hut he would not recognise in this case the greatest ease in 1 tbe world. What waa the impeadiag nubile danger that required these proceeding* te he rushed through wltn railroad speed * Was there any danger tnat n public oillcor miglu overthrow the government? Nol I ho public officer was being dealt with here. Waa a public officer to be removed from office In tbm mamm Doth I ag aTs* UHie*done SSili*? srsffi 5 ans ?i jEsss: ?cal treason like that of Algernon 8ydoey_tm7org?buid T^? wore iomo ?it Uo immuuis m thu matter that ought to to. ?:.?^vTl Mr?E ,trliCK* of bod .1 ^ n w Ar * *l twenty miuiUo* to six 0 clock P. M. on the 0th ol April, at which precise hour just M J'W.before. that same man wan iuibo W front of tho laat line ol Unton troop* that mado tboir stood 'n th# great Mruggle of fthlk.h. It maM tt COioci donco which was proper to be home in mind, not on the fulU tonooonoo, bat on the .mention whether this greet nation oouid bold it* wratn lon? enough to give him a lair trial Nobody waa !n daogo? from delay. No officer could bo removed, lor Mr Belknap held no office, lie did oot bollavo that the chances were brilliant that the President of tbo United Plates would nominate him to any office while Una trial waa pending, nor did be think that (if bo did) the chance j ?"?, ?*???? "?? tb,u the Senate would cooarmhiG? ? Nothing, therefor*1, waa involved in the trial but the qpoetlou whether policai dlsabilltias should lie Uid on onu man, and he a man the whole tenor of whose nie u II lbl? Iran auction waa reached, haaod on tho testi mony of one man, was not only fair, but who had stood in the front ronka ot thoae who had aervod their ?T.>Z. try faithfully and well. Waa there any dangeTio fXw the poatpoueuient of thla trial until alter the Pre*, deuliul election T AH the political combinations ol the oouutry and all tbo jouroab wore luilaminis miDm opinion against the defeudant, who bad been iade TUB OBjnOT OF ATTai'K from ono end of the laud to the other, compared to n . volleying and thundering on the aix hundred at Ihdaklava waa mere child's PUy Tbov knew what tho political campaign wifi to be. Tho democrats who. oa always wore anti corruptlonuta?(iaughtor)?were going to play their part on that Vide with druma and ffios. and the ropub licana were not to he outdone in the suuu- direction Ha reminded the senate of how thi. the . House of Kepresontktlv.il; bow, when the roiwirl catno in one day at three o'clock, tho House had gobo otl ifke a chumpugno bottle, muting such a scene ol oxciloincul ?k t .ireDfy 8VUU ,bo sPl'aJi*r himeolt declared ' fh?. | , 8<?rl<Jcr UHS disgraceful. But ibo excitement j then bad not been confined to tho Capitol, lor what had ' been done by tbe Attorney Ueneral f A gentleman i whose kindness of heart all ko.w and and whoso sense of propriety all recognized wd W ' derslood. So warmed was ho by the lear thai tn? ' democratic House might get thi start in tbeti ?io ! ceilings that he surrounded and tilled tho house " ' *r> , IleUcuap with detectlvoa and policemen a thing which the Attorney Geuoral had Just as much i authority to do us Mr. liolknap had m Hll ?he Attorney General's house witn police, or as be (coun-cll ha<Ho till both their houses. Apart Irom the motive I that act ol the Attorney General wua more worthy of mm"?!!0?*1'1 lhj"! !bB chark,0i ?K*iosl Mr. Belknap in I ? prupurtmu as a deliberate violation ol the constitution was more dangerous to liberty than the violation o7? mere'penal statute. He up|iealod to tho Senate to lut *fv be forgotten for a lew week*, uud then ; let him bo tried. Ho did not desiro to shun trial Ho would not run away ftoin the country he would not wn*.?i m?"VW ltl0 prosocuting witness 'to Caua.hi?ho would be here whenever the court opened lor his trial , but be asked that I c might have this delay until this' I excitement passed away. * ! ,..Lh'' d,(r?.rpnl 'r?n? tho Imnoacbment of 1 resident Johnson. There tho accused was dailv ex Swim* oThl.WOUll COUt,DU8 *? tbe I j pO? 61 b Ol nis ollico Uli til thn Knnala a ' minuted the trial There there was necmuty mr ' speedy action. Here there was none No pubikHnter I est waa in duuger. Nothing would follow if these man < agers accomplwhed every oud they had in view and made good every point they stated, except to flv doIU- ' leal disability on a private citizen. Howmanyhadiha : wZf? rt"e?Kd ,rom "0,'llcal dlaabllltiea thlav^y ! week. 1 or these reasons he submitted that tho mere motion to oontinuo this case to mere . . A COOLBM Uot'R and to a more quiot season onght to bo heard >uh Mr?? aUd lhnt H!oreforo llj0 "bsractor and conduct of Mr. He knap in the war aud his whole ioruier life might properly be considered. When the iasuos came TnOi I ^bother or not this man wus guilty of tbo nunic nlur charge alleged against bin. then htac.mn?i Hi thn hofb'ng to say about bis bravery in tho war or ahtut bis services to bia country i Hut here und now, when tho only nuestinn whothor he should or should not hare political disabili ties imposod upon him unUi this great pohtieahmn" tost wus passed, and until the tJonin n' were froo from excitement, he th^ht that hoC^ right to invite the friendly attention ?>d consldermmo ot tbo Senuto to this application as coming from a man WSma*. rZ1CrC'Vom? semcu? bis conutry fof consultation! """ withdraw The motion was agreed to-yeas 85. nays 24. Before the senate retired Mr. Hoar one nf u,. managers, called its attention to the rule of oarii. meutary law which reBlrlctg the Senate in the i i. slon of what has taken place in th? m dll,cus: KepreaentattvoR. Ho to" kn^w Hwho?ther thS trSJ, t,r?b6atg?ha#n,iZ^.Porr^% un ss ra,ssrKr2!r& tLzz r J learned counsel had been permitto.1 to sm.n ?h.i scene of disorder took nl?nn m tK u w,? ,hat ? ?-?>, v.' 1.7S2 ss:;?.sr0rr? ?,? t,^.m,nr y ^S,r5d 10 Ca" "Hentlon of the S^iam what IheXi^,,0^7. Mr. Carpenter said that on the part ot tho sauss tfiasaareSV? ^awjrartsr'ABjSS wiiris; s m1"" Thn 8 . lJ,AN,*,T* ?" SlfJUIOR*. the lm pencil in cut cane until the (irnt Momw r ' sr&. rssrv ~ i 1vL'ss''A.4;r's.?ouct.,S issz' af tbc ^tTatUwM m.nlf?tlvUtnhBCCCW*rv ,n v,v" The [lending question to bo considered to-morrow, i-day tiled I)v tho House managers, is that the tea to-day tiled l>v the House managers, is that the tcsli- | many relating to the jurisdiction of the Souaic sitting as a court of lm|ieachmcnt be given before the argu ment relating thereto. Tnc proceeding* to-day developed the fact that every i proceeding of the House managers will bo promptly met by the counsel for tho respondent. Thero la mnch speculation as to how tbo Senate will decide tbe quet- j tlon of Jurisdiction, as nothing has been said by tho Senators to indicate their course. Should tbo Senate decide that they have no Jurisdiction tho case will, of ' course, come to an end. Witnesses are hero ready to testily, including Mr. and Mrs. Marsh aud Ueneral Cdbter. The last named gentleman waa on his way to the West when he was recalled by telegraph. ST. FRANCIS' COLLEGE. BROOKLYN. Over 4,000 persons were present yesterday evening at tbe annual dramatic exhibition and entertainment of tho students of St Francis* College, In the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tho students of the college wer* assisted by the pupils of nine parochial schools con ducted by the Franciscan Brothers. Tho, programme of the evening, which consisted of three dramatic pieces, entitled "The Rxtle's Return." 'The Blind Boy" and "O'Noil the Great," music, vocal and instru mental, aud callsthenie exercises, was carried out most successfully, and the frequent plaudits of all presept gave eloquent expression to the pleasure which the entertainment gave them. The entire performance was characterized by careful preparation, and each student played ht* part with un ease and grace which even professional celebrities would applaud. The object of the exhibition commands tho sy mpnthioa of the Cath olic citizens of Brooklyn. It Is simply to enable the Franciscan Brothers to continue succorti'nlly their ed ucational labor* In Brooklyn. Among the clergymen !reseat on yesterday evening wore the Rev. Br. rreul, ather Taafle, and Fathers Murray. Toner, flmlth, ltobie. McGuIre and Kennedy. The entertainment will lie closed ibis evening by a new and attractive pro gramme. A CURIOUS CHARGE. Mr. 0. 1L Guden, a rcaldoct of Brooklyn, mys teriously disappeared aomo time ago after drawing I1.H60 from the bank. A few days ago he returned home and stated lie luid been "stiuiighied" on board n steamer bound fbr California while on hla way to tbe bank. I.ast night tbe partner of Guden caused lits arreai. He charge- him with robbing tho firtn of wbicb he was a member of $1,860, ubscondmg with It and spending It In dissipation and debuueberv. A woman Is alleged to have shared id ihe spoils. The accused waa locked In the Sixth Bub-Froclnct Button House. FELL OFF THE. TRACK. Richard Jones, aged fourteen years, residing at No. 449 Greenwich street, was seriously Injured last evening by tailing from tbe track of the Klevated Railroad to the sidewalk In front or hla residence. He waa attended njr Br. Besaan at the Leonard street station house, after which he was lahen home. FALL FROM A ROOF. Thomas J. Kgan, twelve years old. while playing on the roof of hie residence, 421 West Fllty-slxth street, last evening, accidentally tell to the ground, a distance of live stories, and was fatally Injured. He was sent to ths Noosevslt Hospital. A Tender Goodby from Piper to His Mother. HIS STORY OF THE TRAGEDY. The following leUor, written by Thome a W. Piper, now under sentence of death In Boa too for the murder of Mabel Young, will be found of great interest, us ?bowing the seutlmeuU and feelings of the condemned man. It Is printed verbatim from the original manu ?mpt in Piper's own handwriting, without omission, alteration or addition:? C has LRU St. Jail. ) _ . Bumdat, April 187g. I Mr Ilium Mother--As 1 sit here iieariLg the church bells ringing, tho thought comes over me how manr more limes will I bear the Sunday church bolls ring't Oil, my dear mother, these thoughts and the unpleas antness of the day ouialde, malte mo (eel somewhat sad and then I think to myself, bow doea my poor mother feel to-dayr 1 know you are all thlukiug of ,e" ' mother, think no longer of me as one wuo will ever come home with you again; but think of me a* one who In about to be taken from you entirely. SMy ,lvwl tong aud ^ppy unbroken, out now the tinio hae come lor us to be broken. Lirtle did we ever think It would corno la such a manner. Jiut I can now look back and see where, if 1 had told tho truth, 1 might have saved myself all this trouble. But in not Uolug so I have brought it upon niyaeli and .may the Lord forgive me lor not telling that which was true at the baginuing. 1 can go to him now with a clear conscience and say, "Bear Lord Thou now knowost my heart entirely; Thou know.wt that thoro It nothing there but what I have told to my follow men, mid uow, O Lord, will Tbou forgive mo and luaku me more willing to muet my death r" But oh, dear mother, how uiuch easier ami happier 1 could dio II 1 could but feci that my follow men would bo liovo that 1 HA VK TO Lit THEM nil TRUTH, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and not have them loot that 1 am a murderer. Oh I dear mother, it almost makes me crazy to think that I must die and not only leave a siuln on my own name hut what a ataln It will leavo upon you all! But,' dear mother, let us go to our Heavenly Father and ask Him to help uh hear it, aud He will surely do to Oh, my dear inotiior. you cannot begin to Imagine how much better and happier I loci since 1 havo opened mv whole heart to both God and niuu. I loci us though thero hud beou a grout burden lilted Irom me, and now all I wish is fi have my God forgive tuo and niako mo lit and prepared to meet Him In Heavou. I have given up all other hope, dear mother, entirely. You know that I have xald lately that my hope of ever coming home with you was very alight in rny mind. Since my exceptions wero overruled It was still amaller; for then and ever since I hove been told that there wus no hopo that I would have to go sooner or luter. 1 then made up my mind Pi open my whole boart. I had told my counsel u while beloro and asked him if 1 should tell Ur. fcddy and Uncle Cook, but be told me not to do ?o yet a while, so 1 doue us ho told me. Oh, if 1 had onlv done so before, and ' THI-MTKII TO OOD ASD MT INNOCENCE TO C'LKAK MTSKf-V. But, oh, mother, how many times I have wanted to open my whole heart to you; lor I lovo vou too well to deceive you. I do fool perfectly confident that 1 should have told you all long ago, If I could only have had you alone with me long enough; for I felt as though I wuuted to do so every time I saw you. Hut ucur m.?tiior, you now know all?thore is nothing that I have kept back. I oin now too near eternity to tell tlie least tiling that is not true, much less to my own dear mother who has always loved her children so well Bear mother, you never asked me II 1 know anything about bow that dear little child cuuio to her death. If you had I never could have told you a lie. You have said to roe, "You did not do it, did you7" and you know 1 have idways said "No; I did not do IL" And then is when I would bayo told you all had wo boon alone, lor I wanted to do so ban. Tlioy may biume me lor allowing tho child lo go up in llie towor, and I do. In a meas ure, tako groat blame upon myself; but oh, to havo them believe that I cauid murder any cbild or auv human being, when you know liow inuob I always loved all little children. That poor mothor (Mrs. Young) how bad she must foci to lose her only darling babo! Also poor MIks Hobba Oh, my dear mother HOW 1 1)0 mrT rHJLT roou WOMAN. n ben tho offictrs took mo to their bouse, in Chester 1 uric, and when I saw nor thero 1 felt almost as though my heurt would break. Also there In the court, when tno District Attorney showed her Mabel's clothes it overcame her leellngs. Oh, mother, 1 don't belte'vo there was one in the court room who pitied her moro than 1 did. oh, if I could but havo that poor mother and aunt fool that I am innocent of their child's death I should feel much better and couid die much happier And *11 the folks at Warren avenuo cbnreh?I hope all who have hard feelings against me will try and rorgive mo boioro I dio. I do humbly ask tho forgiveness ol every one, and If any of you should sec thorn I want you to tell them to. I did havo some hard reelings toward Some ot them, but now I have noue I should be very happy to take every ooe by the hand. Yes. dear mother, I am trying to cleanse my heart entirely. I do not want fo We a bitter thought left. Yes, dear mother, I uo rorgive everybody. It any of tho officers at City Hull should come to see mo to-morrow I should be glad to take them uy tho baud and tell them so. And you know how hard I have loll toward thorn. Yes, dear mother and you know ? WIIT I HID NOT or** MY USAkT AT THE rissT. Tho llrsl and principal reason is this?It was only the week before that I was told by au officer that the officers at the City Hall were watching me in all mv movements uud would give most anything to get hold ol me. lor they ware jealous ol Piukhau and Philbrtck. I The second roaxon Is?It was only a short IIins before the 23d that 1 was told how well I was "Ikod M clmich! 1 bow clean I kept everything, and do you recoiled of mo telling you one day at dinner table, a day or two ! boioro the 23d, how hard I waa going to try to plouse thero; that 1 was going to kaeti i church hotter second year than first! Oh' mother, when I lilted the trapdoor olTof that dear little ' child aud picked bor up and found she eould not stand i up. and when she began to scream so loud as what slie i did, then Is when I began to think thut I ought not to 1 nave allowed her to go up at alL And oh ! if you could i but luiagiuo bow bad I fell! When I first hi tad the I trapdoor from her my llrsl Impulse waa to take her down Immediately; but the second thought came ovor mo ut ouce, ! HOW MICH THE* WOULD BLAME MM for allowing her to go up there. So I hud her down thinking thut by the way she was scroainlug that she would soon attract attention from the street if tbo folks lu church did not hear her, and ahe would Lot have to remain thero long. And thinking that when they found ' her thoy would, of course, see that It was the trap dour Unit had hurl her, I left her, closed the trap door wmi down and closed the lower door, which had remained open, witii key in it, Iroiu tho time I first wont up un v J. c\'"e do*n' We"- " I say, I closed IL and, hardly knowing what 1 was doing, I locked the ?.T' ,Uli5 ta^,n* ,oul lb? key I passed down stairs and into the large vestry of the church. As for going out of Die window?such a thought never ontored my Load. But I was foolish enough lo think 1 when Uie err earning was first discovered, and I was asked lor the key, that if I gave It up, or went up and 1 uulocked the door mysclt, they wonld blame mo at once. This Is why I done as 1 did concerning the kova 1 know I told a he, dear mothor, and 1 waut to ask vour forgiveness. And then, after the child waa brought down, and they began to talk about foul play having been used, and when the police came, then the thought carno over mo at ouce. what If tho fellows at the City Hall get hold 60 BBre 10 *??>' 10 ?on>o way te get hold of ma And when all these thoughts woro lushing through iny uilnd is Just when different ones were asking mo all sorts of questions So, dear mother with those thoughts and being questioned ut the same lime, do yon wonder that I told some things that wort ; n?'l,ni,'(ir e<;01) not toll some things straight I which I intended tof So, dear mother, I have ex plained to you in iny feeble way all my conduct wliiia i at the church ; and uow 1 will tell you WHAT HEFT MS FROM TNLUNO ALL THIS IE COURT Lp to Tuesday morning, alter I was urrasled. It waa i my intention to toll all I knew to the first Iriend that I ' saw. As I have said, I believe ir I could have but seen my mother 1 should have told you alL Mr. Ham or Mr. Bear born, 1 do not recollect Just which, will recol lect ol my asking them to allow me to write to vou. Then it was my lutcution to tell alL Just as I Have'now done: but as I wus not allowod to write or see any one and then on Tuesday, when Glover came aud sum he saw me jump out of a window, and Mr. Ham said "There, 1 homos, that Is out of the principal I points; why, that would convict you without anything else, so we do not waut any more evidence " thou the thought cume over roo. If I tell all I know all that Is true then they will believe all that which ta not ! true, and tli->rvrore doubt what I tell them. These arc the same reasons lor my not tclhug uil when 1 wont Upon the stand. And now, dear mother. I will tell you why I have not told you all sooner since iny triaL It was because I know It would almost break your poor heart to know that one ol our niue brothers had told a falsehood. Oh, my door mother! will you forgive uie lor deceiving you ? Rut con you imagine how much worse you would ice! If I wero making a confession of murder. Instead of falsehood snd carelessness! Rut no thank God, my conscience is clear of that! 1 have lokl von the vory worst, dear mother, aud 1 know you will believe me. Not that I expect any mercy have 1 iruoje a clean breast of every thing; but 1 have given ail up. and. mothor, I wont you to fed the same. It will make me loel much better If I cau know that you aro perfectly resigned lor the worst, and I can talk with you much easier when you come to sro me aboot the future, for that Is all I wish to talk w,th any ono abont , ' ?,,n 1 want any one to hold out to me the i slightest hope in any way. II they leel like talking with me about other things, why, 1 am perfectly willing to talk; but It will not make me icel any dltforent; f of 1 am determined to think of nothing else hut to pro pcre to meet my God, where we snail all meet very soon. This life is very short, snd as I havo made my peace with man. ' . I NOW FIRL PERl'BCTLT WIUJNO TO DIR. It has been soiuewbai bard fur me to give up the things of thla world, I will not deny, but I have dona i no* ? Perfectly resigned to meat my God . sod there bo Judged by Him. Ob, motharl you cannot begin to imagine how much bailor I no# feel, aa 1 can JS..il.r,jrw with a oiona conscience. My fiuthful counsel Mr. -ivory, asked tae alter I bod opened my |w*rt ,0 h'BJ.If this wis the statement I was willing to find recorded on iho great hook that will be opened at the judgment day, and 1 told him It waa, and tnank God, it la trot, dear mothor. It lo now one of my grestoet comforts to fool nod think of that groat 1 Judge which 1 am no soon to moon And now. dear mother, I want to my i few word* to you alone. Ton have MM me it would kill jron ee well as me; but, my deer mother, 1 want you to try and not take It ao hard. I knew It will almost break your poor tmert If there ta anything In thle world that make* me (eel bad II Is ?ken I thiuk of yon. and what etfe<* It will hare upon yen. but, dear mother, it you uhould let tbla break your heart, end you ehoutd soon lollow me, what would become of all my dear younger brothers who ahouM ao nark noed e loving mother'* beau to guide them In ell their step*, to teach them tbolr prayers end lead them to tiodf Who will dear little Kdgar have to teach him a motber'a prayer f Who will h? kneel beahle and repeat bis evening prayer to. If you sliould be taken uway f Think, dear mother, what you have got to lit # for. Only think of me as ono who m very soon to Paud leave you; but, as 1 trust, to go wnero will be better elf; and It will only be a abort time before we * sball all meet again, and then how much happier will be our rouulon than any would bo hare on earth. How could w? koep up and boar all our trouble If It wee not lor this hopof How much worse I should feel if it wa* not lor this blessed hope which I have. Pray for me, dear mother; ask all my Christian friends to pray for me, to pray tbit 1 may get nearer my God. I own now ask you all to pray lor me with a dear consciouco and not feel that all your prayera wore light against me instead of help ing me. Ask God to heip me to give np ail the things ol this world, Sometimes 1 think 1 have given up all wtah to live; but at times, wbeu 1 hear the birds sing ing sad think of ou? old Hons nr ran buook, and many happy days of my childhood?yes, when I think of how many Umes you have crawled up stairs to tuck us up in bed and then knelt by our side and prayed that God would guide and take care of us as we grew up. Oh, how 1 do look back and remember ail those prayers by my bedside. Yes, bow many Umes do I remember of you doinrf this alter workln for us all day ao herd that you could scaroely stand. Yes, dear mother. 11 ever a mother ha* done her duty by her children 1 believe you have done yours. And uow, If I have tailed to profit by your teaching* In some ways, 1 humbly ask you to forgive me. I also look back thirioen years ago, to the Sunday when Byron, Erasius and 1 followed our Lord In the or dinance of bapUsm. How happy I was ou that day, when we three "with a number of schoolmates with us. Ob, what a happy Sunday that was I And uow all I ask is to get into Just such a state of mind and leel Just as 1 felt on that day. If 1 can bat do so, I shall then foel perieclly ready to meet my God. Pray, dear mother, that I might. And now I will draw this latter to n close. I have said more than I thought I should be able to say when I began; but 1 have told ail that is in my heart, both good und bad. 1'hore Is not the sllghest thing left. I have also tried to toll yon Just how I feel. I will say again, 1 have no more bard feelings In my heart; and, dear mother, 1 want you to try and feci the same. If you hoar any one talk hard of"me, lorglvo thorn. If any of you should sec Mr. Pontecoat I want you to tell him I would like to see hiiu. I have been disappointed in not seeing linn before. As f do uot expect to loci very touch like writing, I send this to yoa us the last writing you will evor receive from Tllk kUKUHLUia AMD PKKBLB HASH OP YOL'B HON and brother Thomas. Kiss my dear little brothers for me. Tell little Edgar that be w ill never led in Tommy 'b pockets again to get candy and nuts; but tell him to pray lor me, lie good to his mother and all his brothers, and he will soon meet Tommy where the Lord is. Dear mother, 1 have addressed this mostly to you, but I really mean it for you all. Kemember me to my door Irlends; tell theui 1 should have liked to seo tbeui before I die; God has willed It otherw ise, but I hope to meet them all where all's praise and glory. And may the dear Lord be with you und bless you all while you remain behind. From your ever true, loving and affectionate sou, THOMAS W. l'IPER ANOTHER ORESTES. CULMINATION OF A HORRIBLE TBAOEDY? A HUSBAND ACCIDENTALLY KILLS HIS WIFE IN SELF-DEFENCE AGAINST HER FATHER AND THEN COMMITS SUICIDE?THE OLD GENTLE MAN HANGS HTMSELF. Roskullk, Pa, April 20, 1870. A six months' old domestic tragedy has bud a melancholy sequel In the suicide yesterday of William RumsoII. William Russell came to this vicinity about ten years ago from England. He brought with him his wife and two children, both girls. Buying a farm, it was not long before his industry and Integrity placed him In a leading position among his rural neighbors. Three years alter becoming a citizen of tlio community a sad casualty left hltn a widower and robbed him of his youngest daughtor. A RURAL FKl'D. The remaining child was ten years old at that time. Her name?was Hattle, and being au extraordinarily bright and active girt, despite her tender years she took almost entire charge of hor father's household, a servant girl, named Lizzie Sockott, being her only as sistant. At a parly in Rosevtlle last spring the motherless girl met a young man named Horton Hurd. His father had lormerly ownod a farm adjoining the Russclj homestead, but about five years ago a dispute arose be tween him and Russell as to the location of a hno fence between certain of their Oelda The dispute led to a bitter quarrel, and anally to long and exensive liti gation, which resulted in tho defeat of Russell. The decision of the Court was takon deeply to heart by the English larmer, and his hatred for Hurd became gen eral against every member of his family. Two years ago Hurd died, and Ilorlou Hurd, aa the only male rep resentative of the estate, endeavored to obliterate the feeling hold by Russell against the family by offering to make certain concessions, but only succeeded In ag gravating It Tho Hurd farm was leased to other parties and the family removed to Rosevtlle. LOVK AXI> SKfAllATIOX. Tho acquaintance between Miss Russell and young Hurd npeued Into an ardent mutual affection, and the two met frequently in the village. Although she made no attempt to conceal her choice of a lever from her father. It nu some weeks before be was aware of the intimacy that bad sprung np between tho son of his old euemy and his daughter. He at once and omphalic ally forbade her ever again meeting or speaking to ilorlou Hurd on penalty of his severest displeasure, loving her lather aevotcdiyi Mias Russell sacrificed hor own happiness to his will, end wrote to her lover that all future intercourse be tween tliem must ocaec, and she thenceforth declined all Invitations and solicitations to the merry social parties fur which this section is noted. Meantime Llzsie Sockelt had grown irom a healthy chubby girl of thirteen to be an atlractivo and tidy young woman of twenty. For a year and over Miss Russell bad noticed that her fhther's couduct toward the housemaid was not that which is usually supposed to cusrscierizo the intercourse of tns rich head of a family with his kitchen servant. Her lather was nearly fitly years 01 age, and the girl twenty. He was a rir.n widower; she the daughter oi a poor laboring man. Miss Russell at once tnado up her mind to speak to the girl an<l warn her or the Impropriety of her conduct She did so. The girl told tho luriner, who commanded his daugntsr to couUne hervelf to her household duties and not mako hersell over ofltcioua about bis affairs. MSXISSIXO I1KR Father's PAKAMOl.lt. The familiarity between Russell and the Kookett girl Increased, and tho daughter saw with pain that her lather's afl'ocltou seemed not only alienated Irom hor, but that her position and authority In the liou.-o were beitig gradually usurped by the .-ervant Smarting under Una injustice, in July last, during the nbeonee of hor father. Miss Russell ordored the girl to leave lbs houso, and in such decided terms that she did not dare disoiiey the command. \Vbuu Russell returned homo that night and was told by bui daughter that she had discharged Lizzie Sockelt his rage knew no bouuds. Ho wont away and returned with the discharged girl, reinstated her In ber place and lorbade his uuughtor using any authority iu the house thenceforth. The poor girl determined to re main no longer under his roof, and hastily penning a note to that lUeci she lull It in bur bureau, walked to the village ami sought the house of a friend, where she lound shelter. Nuxt dny she untamed a slioutiou as seamstress in a family iu the village, and sot to work to earn her own livelihood. T1IS I HOWMMi IXDIti.MTr. The affair, ol course, was suou spread through the entire community and occaaioued great scandal Tue ludlgnatlon of tne neighbors finally iw-oaiuu so intense thai Ruasoll ?t, glad to send the Sockelt girl n> her father, and begged bis ifijured daughter to return home. She consented u> again lake her place nt the larm. About the middle 01 August sbo ascertained that her father was m.klng frequent visits to the SooketUt. She at once remonstrated with hint, when he remarked that bis visits to ibe girl were honorable, and thai be m her back tended to marry her and bring her 'back io the Cariu. This was the crowning indignity. During her briel stay lu ibo village, after leaving her father's bouss. Miss Russell had beou visited by Horton Hurd. Site would not consent tu s hasty marmgu, but assured hor lover that she would give him ber hand the coming fall. Readied to ber father's bouse, she re solved to bring him to agreo to her marriage. Hte sub sequent avowals showed her Uie ausai|tt would be IU l tile; but when she lound that he bad no care for ber oomfort and happiness she determined to wed Morton Hurd, let tho cousequcnee be what it migtiL TWO WRUBIMItt Oo the 30th of September last Farmer Russell, after eating his breakfast, dressed himself enreimly, and , then told his daughter that be was that morning te be i married to Lizzie .sockelt; that they would be beck to ' lbs larm lor dinner. Craahed mud dumbfounded at this sodden InteUignnoe the.poor girl ceo M make no reply, and as her lather drove away she lell fainting tu the floor. When site recovered censcioueeaws it was moo o'clock. Drugging herself to ber reern she dressed herself end pecked g veuas with s lew personal 1 efleets Hbo then wrote s note in her father. Leaving . the house she came te this village, where ber utery wss soon known, Morton llurd malted her et sure and she consented te his proposal of Immediate ntar ! rugs. They proceeded lo the residence el s staler of Hurd, Where the Rev. Mr. Conyno married thorn. | About twelve o'clock on tbrfl day Russell returned te I his larm with bis loriner servant, iior his wiia Ha I lound no nn-nsraitun* mado tor his reocption, and, ? greatly enraged, at once began a mm lor ma daagncen He lotuid only the km in her room, fin stormed mm ?worn like ? madman, and iuntd post haste fot Koaeville. He want to tbt bouse where war* tb* ??"!; married couple. Ha seised Hard nod attempted to stab him. All the Inmate* of tba room, axcopt tha young wife, flail at the sangnluary appearance of KasaalL The young man, driven to desperation, drew hi* pistol and warned BasseU to' desist, hat the latter seamed crazed with fhry, and redoubled his effort* to kill bin j sou-ln law. He at last raised his pistol. The yoaug I wiiu, wild with terror, sprang but ween bar father sua ber husband at tho momeut tba latter pressed the trtf? I gor. and (be bullet crashed Into liar brain. She fell to the floor and died without a not*. I Russell retreated In horror toward the door, and tho husband kneeled by tba side of bla wife's oorpee and frantically called bar by name. Seeing that his bride { was doad be roue to bla feat, and In ad instant shod I himself through tho temple, living bnt a Ibw second*. Russsll wo* apprehended at usee. Ha oould be bold only on tba charge or deadly assault, and b* wan ad mitted to bail TBB CrUtlSUTlXO TkZOEDT. Russell went home, hut It wan seen that bin mind was deranged, and It becam* necessary for a constant watch to b* bept over him. as It was evident that ha would destroy himself for three months be gave no sign of even a glnupse of sanity, bat Anally, by de grees, recovered his mind. Rln wife bad bean bin con stant sttendaut. but when be began to regain bUr reason be evluced a repugnance toward ber wbieh cnU nilunted In b?r being compelled to seek her fbtbar'g bouse. Since January Rusnell baa attended to bla business matters as b*ror* the tragedy, and it aeemsd that ho bad entirely recovered. As indictment waa found against hi in at lbs last term of court and bo wag to be tried this week. Yesterday mornlag John Coto niau, a hired man of Russell, wont toths barn to feed the stock. On sntering the baymow he waa horrtttod to see his employer banging by a rope to a beam. He was cut down, but found to lie cold uml deed. His bed bad not been dieturbed during the night, and doubt less be had ban teed himself early in the cvonrag. No paper of any kind has been found setting forth bla reasons for suicide, but they are sufficiently ovldont to every one. A will has been founl In Russell's writing dosk, dated March 16, 1876, by wblcb his property tn left to a brother In Rngland. An inquest was held on the remain* of the termer, after which they were burled by the side of bte flrei wife sud youngest daughter in the family graveyard on the farm'. The only mourner at the funeral was bla discarded wile, tho promotion of whom lroui the posi tion of norvant to mistress led to the bloody tragedy and its shucking sequel?to the complete extinction r a once proud iamily. PROBABLE MURDER. A YOUNO MAN FATALLY HUOT I* JAME8VILLE-* ESCAPE OF THE SCPFOBKl* ASSASSINS. [Kroin the Syracuse Dally Journal, April 28.] At an early hour this morning Chief Davis, of this city, rocelved tho following despatch Irom James* vllle:? C?w Pone. " Y" ?"? Attempted murder here last night. Arrest Dan let1 Moynebun uud Kdward Uair, who went from here to> your city last night. Moynehan has worked in Courier office. Answer II found. G. E. CON'N'ELL, Constable. Tho matter oi looking up tho above parties was placed In the hands of the officers, but at the hour of going to I l>rei,s 'bis uftornoon neither or the men have boea arrested, though they have boon heard of in this olty this morning. Their arrest will undoubtedly bo effected to-day. irom several gentlemen residing in Jsmoivillo ws loam the following particulars of tho alleged attempt at murder:?For some time past a German family named Belilcn has resided iu Jumcsville, but recently they removed to Baldwlnsvilie, where they now resldo Yesterday morning a son, named William Bohlen went from ilaldwinsvillo to Jamesyilie, to soe soino friends. During the day young Behien wha Is about twenty years or age, had a dlsnuto w.?h another young man Darned Albert Gove, but m we on derstand, the quarrel ended In words, no biows bew struck. Those parties Dually separated, each goiue Ms wuy. Behien was about tho village durlDg the remain derof the day and evening. About effiven o'S Holilin went to the saloon uud grooery of Daniel Qmn lsn. which is iu the v.llage, and gomg to on' ol .h I '}ood ,ookinf ,n- While thus engaged three plstoyshots wore flrod in quick succession by some n"^U ,"1 ???>?? the third sh? ~rtkm?" j Behlou In tho back. Ho halloed on being shot ami i?n to the ground. The Drlng atiructcd a crowd and Ifehffin wus assistod to a place or sholter and a physician sum moned to attend him. The nhvslcUn L SE the wounded man, round that the bull had Z l. beneath the shoulder blade and bad passed through ih# hing. lodging just beneath tho skin of the brc?t from whence it was removed ?y the physician Knowl/Z of the difficulty between Behien udGovooon"^ the cars of Constable C. E. Conrfell, he at once wm.tod Gov? od HUspicion of being tbo person who flred the fn?tL r)url"? tho d*y Moynoban and Gaff, referred to In the despatch above, had been in Jamesville. Movno. ban and a son ot Quinlau had previously had some dT> licuity, and it Is supposod by sooio thai the shantim? was done byltoynehan, who, it is alleged, has thrJS? enod to shoot young QulnUn. and that Behien wns mfiT taken lor Quintan, und tired at him with ?ka Jt result Tlio cause of thd twJU betwi.n Movn^n and Quinluii is alleged to havo been a voung lady At the latest acouuuis from the injured mail'It waa thought he cannot survive his wound Doubtless the examination of Gove will take nlaco as soon us the condiilou or Bohlen will admit W? . stand that his ante-mortem deposition has been taken" | Latkh?A rumor reaches us just as wo go?oTre?i thai Moynelian and Gaff wore both discovered at or no? James* ilio and havo been taken into custody and ara now in the lockup in that village " Y?ung Gove stoutly denies his having hod anything to to do with the attempted murder. Bohlen "as we are Informed by a resident of the village la'oi tha opinion that Gove ts not the persou who snot blm and }?fo i!"*1!? *CCOUnt for "nv ono dMlrl,,K take his life. Doubtless au Investigation of the affklr will show Qulnlam tbrou?U bo,n8 misUken for ? wrltlnz ?'? ?bove Chief Dnvfs has re celved a Kilogram announcing the arrest ot Movent... wcru ruund ^ set-mss vlllngc, tnls foreouoon, at ten o'clock. They are now locked up awaiting an examination. THE DOG SHOW. WIN NEBS OF GOLD AND SILVER PRIZES A COMPLETE SUCCESS. Sratxorixu), April 27, 1878. The second day of the great dog show opened finely and the hall was well filled with visitors during the forenoon. The Hkrald of yesterday having announced to the world that such an exhibition was in progress, the attendance was largely increased upon the arrival or tho midday trains. Prominent among the guesti were General James Watson Webb; Hon. Charles It Pond, of Hartford, Conn. ; Major Fulton, of the Amcrb can team, and Dr. Mlddlcton Goldsmith, of Vermont, who Is one of the Centennial Commissioners. He in' j formed the Hkrald reporter that ho should use bis inllneuce to have the show repeated on a grand scale at tho Centennial, and. If possible, have a grand field irtal The Doctor is the owner of tbo celebrated English prise winner Plunkett, which is on ex Dilution here, and has never bo*n beaten at any ebow In Kurcpo where he was exhibited. The celebrated dogs of George De I.ane, of New Bedford, and several others arrived lost ovenlng and were on exhibition to, , day. I TUB TtUZB WUXBhS. 1 he principal prize winners in their respective clearef | for setters were Luther Adams, Boston, solid silvei j t up; George l)e Lano, New Hodfora, gold doff whistle; 1 W. H. Balcom, Worcester, silver collar; William Jar' - vis, Ciarcniont, N. H., silver cup; James A. | Barnes, Hartford, gold wkisUe; C N. Salt era, Brooklyn, silver collar; Jeromo Marble, Worces cr, Mas*, silver cup; Dr. A. Kussell, 8trachn, N. Y.f j gold whistle; William M. LUleaton, New York, silvei collar; Theodore Morford, Newton, N. J., silver cop; J, A. Larkm, Wert field, Mass., gold whls.le; Theodora Moriord, a sliver collar. For pointers?Fred. Schuch ardl, Now York, stiver eup; H. C. Tuft, Springfield gold whistle; Orrln B. Ccoiuy, Long meadow Mam silver collur; W. K. Gibbons, West Hartlacd', U.uu ' silver ?up; J. M. Dodge, Springfield, gold whlstlo] Horace Smith, New T ork, Oliver collar. Too prise winners in the champion and snecial classes announced ut close of show. ln the chamuion class lor the best imported setter ot any strsiu s,out owned by Luther Adams, of B.stlou; be,"' setter oi any strain, May, owned by Tn??i?? Morford, New,on, If. j.'; b,.T pmntw^bU has tskon first orlze at any bench show, Peio owned hr U. A. strong. West Menden, Conn. In ,f|? s^chSlff best collecKon ol setters, owned by one Derwon | Adams, Bostou, bet collect.,>n pomt.rl .r js-rsoii, Frederick Schuchardt, ^^0 t llCa of setters, Hock and .scout, owned by Latter best brace pointers, Shot and Ben,'owned bv^T* asrusrxrr,.b n> ^4 pup.C. W. Hit SpringDold. ' r??"?ie poiuter Stiver aw"r'10'1 wore of solid gold and j wear. * largo enough lor the dog* to of ladlos ..a V* ATT?*?>AXCn i?ge. .ad ,hc jsaa the evening. R c iii?,.k.Z L, ? 1 .f'f wrooged in hrated animal n.mii ^ ' Now ^ urk< <*'? engaged sirctcblae itf. , , "pnngflold and Is busily fciciilng the priso winners lor no oil painting. ... . ^ AltCIS Of Tlllt ixj<lA. verv |ew*dugs*wor?'OBl0ISi ?f ,h" exfc,blUo? Was thst bom ? ownslf iT ?^or*d for sale, mmrly all ef them i?nuta' id" ?i-wm ?m m held ala.v? aTn^k ^ *n<l "???* >f lbs beat dogs are n'uncedTv^ ,l'ng ,,rlce T,M1 Mtbih??i?n I. pro o X woim . JTk1*1 "UCC0M "nd "? ths *<HIO> of officers of i .V. Uo" ol,lU The show cioeee this evening sod the premiiiunt visitors are Invited to nar aks of a collatiou at the room, ol tbo ?prl?teM ^

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