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MEMPHIS, TSOTjS"., THllRSDAY, MAEOH 9 1376. ifi 3 T A. S ILtIS SET) 184,0. YOL 36. TO 60 CLOSING KATES - Jmfay ootfon ami gold: Kcw I'.rL, cotton, 12f j; Memphis, 1SJ A'cw iorh,goUixj0M4U U; Memphis, 1131. Was ito3u March 9, 1 a-m. -Kr the gulf Males, Tennestce and Ohio vaUcy, warmer and clear or fair weather, with east to sou'h winds, and Ja'llnj barometer during Uic day, prob ably foUowed by threatening weather. Ox the soooo J psga of lo-day's Ap peal our readers will find tome very ln tsrcshcK matter ai -well ss additional "cl Iniaiis f iLe j.r8" In regard to Bel fensje grp.it e r5ine. COX G It CSS I O X A L. In the sejnate yebterday, Senator Cam eron Ww. preeanlcd a pjtltlon, signed. ly ovortixteeri Ihouiand ptraa, agalcst secret societies, rdc! urging that a law bs passed msfelng it unlawful to appoint anypersja toofllee uudetr.tbe govcrn-l men: who is a member of accrat cranl zitione. The resolution to admit Pinch back ton seat was rejected by a vote of thlrtv-t wo agairst twenty-nine. In the hotito, berfdci the lengthy discussion of U19 litlknap aflair, printed in jua eisewaere, the ipsaKer an- noano.d the appointment of the the following committee on the matter connected with ths sc-aalled whliky frauds and the attorney-general's oflbe: Mr. Knott, chairman; Mesare. Harrig EVa-3i Glover, Cochrane, Sl'Mahon, Sl'Crary and Plaisted. On request of Sir. Harris, ha was excused, and the epeakersaid that ho would appoint an other membor in hi9 place during the day. Mr. Purman asned for ana was granted a committee to investigate the utatoment that he had need hia position to enrich himself. A $. Wolff, having answered certain questions pnt to him hj tlio committee oa naval ofllcere, was released from arrest. MISSISSIPPI. JrocecdluKi of troih HonMs of the Xesfklntnr Tlie ne-Dlstrlerlnff Dili It Pnssed tbe House anil Kenatu. Special to the Appeal.1 Jacicson, ilarch 8. The Bennte paieei li'lla iueot pi rating tie Deer Creek slack water navigation company authorizing the mayor of cities and towns to compel oQenders to work on streets; incorpora ting the towns o Cnulshoma, In Mar shal' county, and Monticello, in Law rence county. The houte parsed 1111 abolishing the offices of ootton w igbBr, except in War ren, A'corn ard Cl&itnrne counties, and givirg anybody authority to wein cot ton upon glvii g bond, and redisricting the Btate into u-u circuit and chancery districts. A bill f aed both hruaes re-dlstrloting the State into cangref bional districts as fallows: 1'in-t DNtxicf Tishomingo, Alcorn, Preatiss, Poutotnc, Lee, Itawamba, Monroe, Ctiickasaw, Colfax, Oktibbeha anil Lawndci. SecindDis'ilct Tippah, Union, Ben ton, Marshall, Lofi.jotre, Yallobusha, DiSoto. Tate. Prola and Tallahatchie. Tnird XJistrte Ifloro, Buiilower,; wreuaua, vhxtjii, aioutgomery, Cal houn, Fumner, Choctaw, Winston, Noxubee, Kemper, Neshoba and At ts'a. Fiurth Dislnct Holmes. Madison, Xmke, Scott, Newton, liauderdalo, miib, Jasper, Clark. Wayne and Jones. Fifth District Hinds, Kanklw, Co piah, Simp;oo, Covlntrton, Lawrence, Amite, Franklin, Piko,Lincoln, Marion, Pdarl, Hancock, Perry; Greene, Harri son imd Jackson. Sixth Dihtrict Tunica, Coahoma, Jlol va, Wathlngton, Isaaquena, Yazoo, Waren. Claiborne, jefleison, Adams and Wilkh.gon. 7 FKOSi; THE JETTIES. Tbcir Nnrcrss Dcnioiislrat tl Boyoa4 All Uucstlou. TbcJInttle YF. Atrrooil, Drawing 13 Tott M Inches, I'l-.Huen Hntoly Over the Bar. " t Bpeclal to the New Or!c:&i Times. Pobt K&ns, March 5. On Friday, the third Instant, according to announce ment In tho Times of thn morning, a lare excur ion o ladiea and gentlemen started for this piace on board the leve-nue-cuttter Dix and the packet Martha. Qiite largo number of the delegates attending the Immigration convention wen? among the excursionists by special invitatiai or Captain Eads, violting the Jettie for the flrat time. Captain ads and Colonel Andrews being desirous of demonstrating to these distinguished vuitors. the aucees3 of the jetties in ai re idy doubling the depth of water on tu bar by a practical, ocular illustra tioB, had aranged with New cooib, master of the three-masted fobooner Mattio W. Atwood, drawing tiirteen feet two inohes, Nf rton & Bad, aje.its, just on the eva of departure for Ivsvol, loaded with cotton, to go to sea Ijv way cf c'oatli PasB and the jetties. Yest;rday (the fourth iustant) being the tlwt anniversary of tho passage ol the net authorizing ths construction of the jstUts by Ciptaiu Eids, was the time eet fo: tIo pusgo of tiie Atwood. Tint u ili some Jtliy or mfsunderstand iu the Atwood did not arrive at tha Jetties tiatl! the tide was on the ebb. Nve.-tiiti"83 a channel of fourteen feet having beea sonndrd and determined eariy in tbe moraine by two oxpariencej bir-p(I-t, Kcsrn. Oersdorf and Tilfor l, It wsn thought thtre would bo no diffi culty in ps5lng ovr. In maktcg the a:tempt the Vf5el was jtulled out ri le i f tbo channel aiid grounded for a f'aort tim. She, howover, wa? Kongotffindrtarted again. When she reirhed a roint &b tut 'one thousand mao huudred fe-.t inlaud from the outer ezd) of the je.tics che aza'n .-truck thubar, and It ras deemed best to let her remain until high tide to flay, much ta the vtxa'Jon ot -Captain Eids and Colonel Aodrenrs, and to the dlsvpolutmentof their frierd, the ex curdioniets, who were all espjclally de H'roin of tho passage of tho vessel to commemorate the first anniversary? HoweVtr, the temporary failure was xnace the most of, all believing there wuid te no obstruction tu her passage Al hU-h tide, as there wa deep water on ad tides, lhf-re being tiftein feet of wa ter within lif y fee", of her bow, and iWp-r frow tbffe cut. At baif-past twelve r-'cioek thi evtnlug tha tow lout Wic 4co fastened heriiaa toherand h -ade l f-r the s&. No dolay or difll CJl'.y W iW exprieaeed, aud she glided ove-' the barns easily as if there had been twenty fiet of water, which I csn uK"ur9 the red.rs of the Times there wu. h bsfora rniny days. It did not ned the passage of this vossel to sstlsfy ns here that there was fourteen or fifteen fet of water on ihe bar. Constant to indlngs and surveys are being made, ua t we know from thtre that In many p"ace3 r.xht on the bir, where there was formerly six or seven or tight feet of water, then is now eighteen and ts-Qty and twenly-tbree fet. This will iwn be i raotkially demonstrated by the passage of your deepest laden veels. Thtf is only a question of a fw days or w t-.k cot i..,iiu.p. f he grpat engineer. E d' E'J W in 1 h, I th ial 't.n abie t.uilfier, Au w,irc to bt cBg'H is'r 'd on the c s- of th mo-t important national rt, aud Nw Oilcans ctnratdotoo t -n or o these men for wh&t thejr ' ..rd consummating her f-tire jrop rKy ond commercial pre- BELESAP. Additional Witnesses Before- the Com mittee on Expenditure by the War Department The Ex-Sccrc-tary Arrested. Stormy Debate In the House on twP.cso" IutIonto(,Kecommlt the Impeach meat Question to the Judi ciary Committee. -, And Upon Mr. Knott's Bill Providing Protection of Witnesses Who Giro Testimony Criminating Them? selves. An "ETldcnll y" Cccrtd Purpose j Blaine andKasson to Prerent the Impeachment cndTerseca.- . lion of Their Friend.. The Resolution and Bill Passed by n Vote or 200 Yeas to 10 ays Cljmer and His Associates on a Ques tion of Privilege Etc. WAsaiNQTOtt, March S.Tho honae committee. on expenditures In the war department examined Messrs. Grafton, D. C. Farnoy, General W. T. Clarke, ex congretsman from Texas, and General Cook to-day. The two first named wpre called to furnish information !n rela tion to the appointment tt' post-trader-ships Which were given to thorn and then transferred to others. Gsneral Clarke explained several appointments be had secured. General Cook said he obtained a pnst-traderehip through Gen eral E. W Ittce, of Iowa, a friend of General Belknap, atd that h9 was to E'ay for the same seven thousand five undred dollars per yesr. Orville Grant asked the committee to excuse him from testifying until to-morrow, aud ns he was leaving the room he was served with several subpoenas to appear before Boverai otner committees. BELKNAP'S FORMAL ., ARREST BAIL FIXED AT $25,000. Washington, March o. At noon to-day Major R'chnrds, chif f of police, made a formal arrest of Belknap, ex- secretary of war, and brought him, into me police courr. .Belknap Was accom panled by his counsel, Ex Senator Car nenter. who said thev waived an num lnallon, and were prepared to sive bail for Belknap's appearance before the court. Judge Snell fixed the amount a' twenty-five thousand dollars, when the parties retired to airange" bail. Bslknap showed by bis movements during the Bnort time ne was in tno courtroom that he was much depressed in spirit?, cover ing his face with his hands and sighing ueepiy. STORMY PROCEEDING S IN THE HOOSE. Washington, March S-Durinc the session of tbehoust to-day, Mr. Knott, chairman of the judiciary committee, made the following-repott in the casd of tho impeachment cf the late secretary of war: The committee on the Judiclarv would ie3pectfully report that, in pursuance of instructions ol the bouse, toey have pre pared articles of Impeachment against Wm. W. Belknap, late secretary of war, for high crimes and misdemeanors in office, but that since preparing the same tney have been informed, and believe that Caleb Marsh, on whose testimony, before the committee on expenditures in the war department and refarred to them by the house said articles were framed, lias gone beyond tho jurisdiction of the government of tho United Btates, aud that probably his attendance as a wit ness before the seriite. sittincaa a court of innunchtaeht: caunot be procured lo oosvict said Wm. W. Bflknsp of high crimes ana misdemeanors in onissras secretary of war, they therefore re commend the adoption of the following resolution: Mesolifed, That the reaolullon instruct ing the committeo on judiciary to prepare articles of impeachment against Wm. W. Belknap, late secretary of war, for high crimes and misdemeanors in office oe recommitted by said commit tee, with power to take further proofs, to send for persons and papers, to sit during the sessions of the house,and to report at any time. Ycur committee, impressed with the Importance of securing tho fullest in demnity to euch witnesses as may be required to testify in behalf of the gov ernment before either house of congress, or any committee of either house, or be fore tho senate, sitting as a court of im peachment, wonld also recommend the immediate passage of the accompany ing bill,, entitled a bill to protect wit nesses who shall be required to testify in certain cases. They would recom mend that the accompanying bill, .en titled a bill in nlatiou to wltne3sef, be introduced printed and referred to the committee on judiciary, with leave to report thereon at any time. The following is the bill presented by Mr. Knott: A Mil lo protect witnesses who shall be re quired to testify In certain cases. Be it enacted, That when any pereon shall be required to testify against bis protest before either house .of congrsss, or any committee thereof, or tho senate sitting as a court of impeachment, and shall so testify under protest, he shall not thereafter be held to answer crimin ally in any court of justice, or be eubject to any penalty or forfeiture' on account of any act concerning which bo shall be eo required to testify; provided that nothing herein contained shall be so consmed a to relievo any person from liability to impeachment. Beit enacted, That any person who shall wilfully abacs t himself from his place of residence, or conceal himself, or absent himself from the United States, or being absent shall wilfully re main absent, or Bhall flee or attempt to do so for the purpose and with the in tent to escape the service of any lawful writ or process requiring him to appear aua testify or give evidence, or produce books, letters, documents or papers, or for the purpose or with the intent to ayold being required to testify or give evidence, or to become a witness, shall be deemed guilty of ciimc, and punish able by a hne not exceeding teu thou eatd dollar), or by imprisonment nut exceeding threa years, or by both of said punishments. Nothing herein shall be construed to exempt any such peison from lawful punlsnment as for contem (it Mr. Knott proceeded to addres3 tho house on the subject. He said tbtt the testimony of Marsh bad disclosed such infamous crimes and misdemeanors on tho part of -the lat eecretary of war as had caused every honest American to hang his head wijh shame and igno miny. The comis&tee had proceeded to discharge its duty, but bad no sooner completed it than tno committee was confronted with the fact that Marsh bad flfd beyond the jurisdiction of the gov ernment He would not undertake to Bay what was the caure of Marsh's prompt flight; but would say, however, that, having testified Before the commit tee, and having given no indication of a contempt of the hnue, it was beyond the power of the committee or of fio house tu have ordered him Into cuuody or to have detrained him in any man ner of his liberty without havl&g been guilty of almost as great au outrage as that charged on the secretary cf war. Marsh, however, might have been taken In custody lu pursuance of law by an- . other department of the government. HeKntittj did not Insinuate that the distinguished bead of tho department of justice1, or that the district attorney was not aware of the proper mode and man ner of securing Marsh's detentlou. There wss but oub methrd now by which Marsh coull be brought back, an4 that method was an lrfdl'ble one. It was In the power cf one man to have Marjli in Washington City In forty-sight hours. It was a simple plan and one known to the legal profession from tho earliest dawn rf jurisprudence. If the President ol the United States really honestly anil sincerely desired the impeachment, In dictment and punishment of the late eecretary of war, whoso enormous crimei had disgraced hla own adminis tration and had caused every American's cheek lo mantle with shame, all that he had to do was to give assurance to wit nets Marsh that if he would come before the tribunals and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but tbe truth, he ehou'd have a free pardon, and Marsh wonld bo In Washington In forty-eight hourc Marsh was not coming without such insurances, and no Bane man in his situation would come .without such as surance afterwhathadbeen-blsaoned-alt' over the country. The question thereof presented itself to the committee, What was most advlsablo t.x the house to do? iAnd tho committee bad conclude! that t-j prescntartlcles of Impeachment, with the mrral certainty that there would be no sufficient evidence to sustain them, would ba to put the house' in an at titude which would render It ridiculous in the eye3 of lbs world, find contempt ible in ils own estimation. He did not believe that there was more than one man in tho house who would feel dis posed to place tho house in that attitude, particularly when ntyimfent evidence might, wuh obborttlnuy, be secured to sustK'n tse chBrge, llr. Lynde, another member of the judiciary committee, sustained tbe re port of the committeo, and submitted that even if Marsh Were present it would not be prudent to present Articles, on his testimony alone, particularly wnen it was Spirent that other important testi mony eould be procured. He regretted tbe manifestation of any partisan feel ing on tho rut ject, and intimated that no member of the house could tide into tbe Presidency on tho manner in which this Investigation shculd be conducted. At the conclusion of Mr Lynde'a re marks, Mr. Lawrence, also a member of tho judiciary committee, tried to get the floor, but Mr. Knott moved the previous question, and resisted the apoeals of the ltepnblican rabmSsrs to withdraw the motion. The previous question was sec- onoeu, and me resolution adopted. Mr. Knot! then moved tho previous question on the bill to protect witnesses who shall ba required to testify in cer taVicsnee. Mr. Kapson appealed to Mr. Knott not to Insis't upon tbe previous question, but to allow some little discussion. Mr. Blaine There have been two speeches made cn tho opposite side of tbe house. Shouts of order from the Democrats. Every man here is in favor of the bill, but we want one short speech on (his question from a raembT of the Judiciary oommittee. Cint!nuou3 shouts cf "Order!" "Or der!": Mr. Davis Th9 gentleman from Maine is out of order, and he knows it; he ought to obey the rules of the hou3e. Laughter. A vote by the teller wa3 taken on seconding thoievicus question, but the Republicans generally; refrained from voting, so that there did not appear to ba a quorum. There being nothing in order in that condition) eVcept a motion to adjourn or for a call of tho house, Mr. BKilnfj again appealed to Mr. Knott, as a-eavlng of time, to allow a short de bate; he, himself, tlid not want to speak mare thin fifteen minutes. Mr. Hoar said that there was some ap parent defects in the bill, and that the previous qusticn we-iild meve'nt the of fering of amendmenls. He thought the bill would easily pas3. Mr. B'&ine "said the vote would be unanimous. Mr. Knott declined to make any com promise, so there was nothing for it but a call of the house. After the call, which showed tbe presence of no quorum, Mr. Bia.no made another eifort to se c jre a chancs fur discussion on the Its publican side, and disclaiming anything that had the appearance of filibustering, but his voice was drowned in the shouts cf "order" from the Ddmocrp.ts. Another vote by the tellers had the same result, and there was another call of the house. After two houis con sumed in this way, an arrangement was made in which Mr. Knott aid he had proposed from the beginning that half of the hour left to tbe committee, after the seconding of the previous question, should be given to Mr. Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence yielded part of that time to Mr. Kasson, who expresied his regret that tbe statements which bad been made yesterday in tbe heat of de bate, had, to-dsy, been repeated by Ihe cool gentleman from Kentucky Knott. Mr. Kf a?oii undertook to show that Marsh could not have been frightened away by any cabinet proceeding, as Marsh had left Washington at half-past eleven o'clock Thursday, three hours be fore the report was prsented In the houe, and be cculd not havo learned anything about tho mythical meeting of the cabinet till he read It in Montreal on Saturday morning. Mr. Lawrence also yielded a few min utes to Mr. Blaine, who said that he wss authorized to say that there had never been ttny instructions in the cabi net to prosecute Marsh. Marsh's esse had never been considered In the cabi net, but simply tho question cf prosecut ing Belknap. If anybody eaid Marsh had been frightened out of the country by anything the cabinet had done, he Etated that no foundation existed for the assertion. In fact, the simple failure of tho committee on expenditures in the war department to discharge Ma'sh would have retained him here. He Blaine would vote for this bill, even if it were full of outrages, and he begged his Republican friends to do the same, but he ventured to prophecy that no mat ter what bills of exemption were passed they would not get Mar3h. 8everal Democrats: "How do you Kriowif"j Mr.Blaine I do not know, butl am a Yankee by adoption, andean guess; and I guess that he will not conic between tbe great dignity of tbe house in regard to tbe indictment of Belknap, and the hailing of the Judiciary committee shorn impeachment. It looks to me as if the late secretary of war would escape and drop between the two stools. He will neither be Indicted, because ita against tho dignity of tha house to fur nish testimony; nor will he be impeach ed, because, on the whole, there's not enough to Impeach on. A whispered remark from Mr. Hoar. As my friend from Massachusetts suggests, give tbe case to this Mdo of the bouss, and we will do both quickly. Applause on Re publican side. Mr. Lawrence asked which side of the houee was responsible for any failure to impeach or to indict Btlknap? The Re publican side had voted yesterday to send to the criminal court evidence within the control of the house for the purpose of indicting him, and tbo Dem ocratic side had voted against It. Then, who was responeiblo for Marsh's ab sence? He did hot entertain the Bright est idea that tho chairman cf the com mittee on expenditures in the war de partment had designed that Marsh ehnuld escapo for tho purpose of reliev ing tbe lte secretary from impeaebment or Indietmei-t; but the fact was true, nev ertheless, that tbe witness had heen discharged when he should have been Led, ncd that if he had not been dis charged he would bs here to testify alike" before the firand jury and before the hirrh court of impeachment. Mr. Knott closed the discussion, and notict-d the fact I bat, notwithstanding the anxiety expressed on the other side to debfi'e the bwi, noiaord had been esld at out It !u the three epcechesreade a 'o He willingness of the other side to al Ja expiring snd junlehlnjr corrnp t' n lis reminded them they had had many yearj to do so, but had never done so. TAnnlause on the DamocTatio aide. Ti e bjii was then pasted yeaajU 200: navs, 10. , Mr. Ciymer, rising to a question of; personal privilege, sent to tne cierK'fl desk and had read a statement la the Washington correspondence of the New York Herald of to day. relating to a. sunnneed Inteivlew between Mrs. BoK knap, Mrs. Morsb, and othtr . ladiea, at the Arlington hotel, in wnicu uie charges against Mrs. Belknap were dis cussed, and among them a chargs that George H. Pendleton, of Ohio, had paid to Mrs. Be'knap a bribeof seventy thou sand di liars In the interest of the Ken tucky Central rallroud, wbeu Mrs. Bel knap is represented ss having said that she had only received half that amount; that the l&cis ha 1 been brought to Mr. Clymer's attention l y Sir. Danford, ono of the members of tne committee, bnt that Mr. Ciymer had paid no attention to them; and, further, that Mrs. Bel knep. Mr. Pendleton, Air. Ciymer, Mr. and Mrs. MarBh h ad m Ml e a tour of Eu rope together, when Mr. Ciymer beaanie gradually acquainted with tha main facts In the case, uno piper naving been read, Mr. Ciymer rose and said: "In a-somewhat prolougf d publlo ser - vice here and elsewhere, this is the first time thnt I ever felt myself called upon to make a public statement with refer ence to anything which ha3 appeared regarding me In a newspaper, for the simple reason that I believe "It is the ilrst time I have ef er seen my personal rectitude or honor directly impugned. I?dw, with 'reference to tbls article. I never saw Marsh, the witness in the caso, until !st Mon;by hen appeared in the committee room. I never saw Mrs. Marsh but ohce in my life, and that wm last Tnuraday morn ing, tho day they left the city, when, taking an early breakfast at tho Arling ton hotel, I saw the witness with a lady whom I presumed to be his wife. They ceatcd themselves near me, and, out of courtesy to a woman, I vent and was presented to, her The.lntervlow cer tainly did not Inst three minutes, and tho case before the committee was not alluded to in the remotest terms. I have never met Mr. George H. Pen dleton save on this side of the water; therefore the charge with reference to my having traveled in Etlropo ti'ith any of those parties, at any time, is absolutely and wholly false. Again, it is alleged, dr deems to be alleged, that I was cognizant. of some meeting held at Arlington between Mrs. Marsh and Mrs. Belknap and others. If there was such a meeting, 1 certainly was not at It. If matters wore riiecussed'there with reference to another crime, I could only, and did only hear it by rumor, and there was no foundation. In the world for me to go rJpon save thnt it was said that there was a record in the war depart ment. Some one told me so. Fortunately, I have the witness here whom last week I told to go to tha war department and search it up, so as to start that investi gation With all my other labors. On Monday night, while fit the cspitol, a telegram was received from Mr. Pendle ton asking when he could be here before our committee, and I directed a friend of his to telegraph that we would hear him to-morrow afternoon. With reference to my being unwilling to investigate this matter, my friend and colleague on tbe committee l Mr. Dan ford will bear me witness that on Mon day morning, when I came into the ball, he came and said he wished Mrs. Mnrsh to be summoned, not telling me the reason of it. Ho will further bear me witness that Instantly I. said 'Yes,' and tbe eergeant-at-arma will prdve that I went to him and took out a subpebna, and bad him send a special messenger immediately to New York for that pur pose. Nowl brand tho whole article, so far as it relates to.myself, as utterly, entirely and. absolutely false, and I nay that the man or men who conooctsd it have done so with mollco aforethought, for some purpose which I leave the house nud tha people of tho country to judge. I wish to say further, that I will not be doterred from my duty, ta im posed upon me by this house, in inves tigating frauds from the highest to the loivtat, and all through the body politic, as they come under my supervision, whenever I suspect or know that fraud or corruption exists. If I should ttdUe the dearest friend on earth, I Will have the consolation of knowing that I have done my duty to this house and to my country, and Ibey who expact to in timidate mo through the press, through in&inuatlon.or otherwise, or to deter me from my duty, have mistaken their man. I have as great respect as any man can have for the third estate; but when it is used for a base and vile pur pose, I will defend myself against it, and will appeal to honest men here and everywhere for my support and justifi cation." Applause Mr. Roboius, anotner member of tho committee, saiM he had never heard of tho matter in question until be saw it In a nowapaper this evening. The effort to deter the Investigation by turning the batteries of vituperation on a commit tee engaged in trying to do ita duty would fail In its purpose. So far as bo was concerned, ho proposed to sail his craft boldly into this fight until it was blown out of water, and that would not bs done until he had blown off tbe heads of a few more thieves whom he knew of. Applause on the Democratic side Mr. Blackburn, another member of the committee, said he had never heard, either officially or otheiwise, of the cbargs here alluded to until two or three days ago, when Mr. Ciymer, in the committee room said he proposed to issue a eubpceoa for Mrs. Marsh, but he had no idea what she was expected to testify to. That was tho first and last and only time he had ever heard any thing or it until he saw this article. He was perfectly indifferent as to what the newspapers said, No one held the American journalist in higher apprecia tion than himself, bnt whenever one of that craft forgot his duty and became a barnaole on his profession, a mere ul cer and excrescrnee that existed only to dlsgrtce these with whom he was asso ciated, he Blackburn ever held it bis duty to refuee t stoop.so low as to notice the miserable hireling. He did not care if every newspaper in tbe coun try turned their batteries on the commit tee, all that this committee asked was that their hands be kept off ita witness es, and before .this congress adjourned they would unearth enough of viilanies, accumulated within the last fourtean years, to sicken and vomit the country, by expiring the putrid carcasses that had been so long and zealously covered up. Mr. M'Dongall (contemptuously) We have seen putrid carcasses enough hero. Mr. Blaine raUcd Mr. Blackbarn's at tention to a misstatement made yester day by him in saying that the witness Marsh was within the power of tbo uouse when the report was made; the fact being that Marsh had left the city three hours before. Mr. Bl&ckburn mode tho correction, but intimated that Mr. Blaino seemed to have beon keeping company with the witness, or close on bis track. Mr. Blaine said i6 had never seen Marsh, and he never heard of him until tho case was brought before the house, but that the fact of Marsh leavlngtbe city at that time was a very essential one in the history of the case, and so es sential that after the newspapers throughout tbe United States had bla zoned it abroad that Mandi had been frightened off by an order from the ex ecutive department, ho Blaine had taken pains to find out when Marsh left the city. Mr. Danford, another membsr of the committee, stated bia connection with the matter. Ho had never beard it spoken of tiil Saturday evening last, when n gentleman of credibility came to Jilm and said Mrs. Marsh wonld prove certain matters alleged against the war department, and asked that she be "un penned at once. It wrs too late on Su nrday evening to do It, and on Monday morning he had come to the howa, fouiod Chairmsn Ciymer as "soon as hi couid, and asbtd that Mrs. March be snbttnatd to appear forthwith befr.rethe committee. Tne chairman's reply won "that he would glsdly and willingly do It;" that he did not know the purpose fjr which she was to be summoned; nor had he TDanfcrdl etated it. but that be J would bring her here, and let her testi ly let her testimony strike where It might, friend or foe. The name of the witness had been given to the chair man, who had at once gone In tbe di rection of the office of the eerseant-at-arms. That was the entire connection that he Danford had with the matter. This naded tne discussion, and the eecond bill reported by the judiciary committee was recommited. A SPJECIAI. WONDER. A SIio wcr or FIeb A ToiijjLi Kentucky Ntorjr. LotiisVtLLK, Maroh 8 A special to the Gmricr- Journal from Mt. Sterling, Kentuoay, Bays that during to day a most wonderful phenomenon transpired in that section. The correspondent says ,that during sunshine and a clear sky, Jitj&w ieJl from tho heavens, quivering 1"0! whlcK came down In largequan- tities and filled many acres of ter litory. Hogs and chlokens eagerly de voured the flash, specimens of which have been sent to this city for scientific examination. gbaduaIj KEsuMpriox. The Speele-I'ayinehi illli Agrl Upon ly the Majority or tho Democratic nucus Committee. Pri?Tltcii3 tot tbe Aonntn'lritlon bt Ciold by theTreaaary and National Banks BcpenI of tno Tlmo I'lxcd for Bedemptlon. Washington, March 6. Bublolned Is ajfulljjopy of tho bill agreed to by the majority of the Ueriiocratfc caucus flcance committee, and reported to the caucus on Saturday evening, by Mr. Payne, as appeared in the report pub lished in the Appeal of Sunday: A bill to provide for the gradual resumption or Specie Payment. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Meprettntatii'es of the United Slates of America in Conbress assembled, Tha ft oholi Ka iVta rlflfv rvf fVin HMrfltflrv r ? 1 the treasury, during each aud every year from aud after July 1, 1S76, and until thb legal-tender notes of the United Btates shall be appreciated at par val ue with' gold, and shall be converti ble Into coin, to cause it to be set aside and retained in coin an amount equal to three Ssr cent: of such legal-tender notes outstanding, and from the date of such convertibility, as aforesaid, tbe amount of coin set asiu ud retained, as aforesaid, shall be held as a resump tion fund In respect to said legal-tender notes, and shall at no time be lees than thirty per cent of ttioh outstanding legal-tender" notes; provided, however, that the (join so set a'ide and retained as above provided shell be counted as ft part of the sinking fund for the pur chase or the payment of the public debt, as required by section 3694 of the revised statute. Sec. 2. That it shall bs the duty of each national banking association, dur ing each and avery year from and after July 1, 1876, and until the full and com plete resumption of tho payment in spe cie of its circulating notee, to set aside and retain from coin receivable and in terest on the bonds deposited with the treasurer of theUultcd States as security for. its circulation, An Amodnt equal to three per cent, of its circulating notes Issued to such association and not sur ;terrdertd; and from the dato-of Its re eumptlon of specie payments as aTore iiM, the amount of coin to ha held and maintained as a resumption fund shall at no time bs less than thirty per cent, of Its outstanding circulation; that the coin by this section directed to be set aside and retained shall be as a pert of the lawful money reserve which said as sociation are by existing laws required to maintain. Sec. 3. That so much of section 3 of an act entitled "An act to provide for the resumption of specie payments," ap proved January 14 1875, &3 required the secretary of tne treasury to redeem legal-tender notes to the amount of eighty percent, of tho sum of national ban); notes issued to any banking association increasing its capital or circulation, or to any association newly organlzsd ru provided in said section, and also so much of said section 3 as relates to or provides for the redemption In coin of the United States legal-tender notes on or after January 1, 1879, and all other provisions of law inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed. MEXICO. Latent from the Troubles on tho Border Mexican Vaintltes Hocking Amort cm Protection, tc Galveston, March 6. A Bpecial to tho News from Brownsville, Texas, says: ' The revolutionists under Diaz are rapidly gaining strength. Consider able consternation prevails among the government adherents in the towns along the Mexican bortkr. Many fami lies are seeking protection on tbe Ameri can side at Rio Grande city, Edlhburg and Brownsville. Metamoros is consid ered the present objective point of the Disz party, although It Is strongly forti fied. The small garr.'son of federal troops now there, under Cristo, are In adequate for all purposes Colonel Par ratt, who was ordered with his com mand from Comsrgo to their assistance, arrived on the third, having missed or avoided Pen a' on tne route. Contrary to the expectations of the government ptrty, Pens, after taking Rsynoza, and his fores bsicg augmented by about four hundred volunteers, received orders from Diaz to advance immediately on Comargo. It Is reported that he has reaobed Loa Cuevas, the noted den of cattle thieve', and tho point at which M'Naliy recently crossed Into Mexico, where his force will probably be Increased. Immediately on receipt of the news of the movement of Pena, Colonel P&rratt left Matamoros on yes isrday morning in pursuit of him and for the protection of Comargo. Govern ment troops have also left Monterey for that point, as also a small party of the" rural ; police from Mier. Diaz re mains quiet at Brownsville. He is prob ably waiting till the forces under Pena are tufficieully strong to make the at tempt on Matamoros. Liter Pena this morning took un disturbed possession of Comargo, where an order for a forcible tax will probably be made to increase the finances of the filibusters so-called. A 835,000 Shortage. Detroit,;Mich, March 7. John Far kin, a prominent lumber man of Mid land, who recently failed in business, was treasurer of Midland county. His accounts have bsen investigated by the supervisors, and a bhorUge of twenty five thousand dollars discovered. He was arrested this morning and admitted to bail. Cbnrce Preferred Against Bowen. New York, March 7. Mr. Henry C. Bowen has received a copy of tho charges preferred against him last week by the examining committee of Ply mouth church, with a summon to ap pear before a committee appointed by the church to examine the charges to mor.oT evening. At a meeting of tbe stockholders inl St. Louis yesterday tbe following gentle men were elected directors of the St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern rail road. W. Lewis, jr , Joseph Bogy, J. H Britton, George D. Hall, James F. Howe, John Jackson, John A. Scudder, L. B. Parsons, Robert E. Carr, J. A. Jameson and John T. Terry. The busi ness of the road is in a gratifying condi tion, the earnlngi of January and February being one hundred and twenty-six thousand dollars In excess of the same time last year. TELEGRAPHIC BBEYITY. The Ohio legislature would esjpin the runuing ci railway trains on the Sib bath: W. W. Rapley. a citizen of Washintr. ton, went on Belkrap's bond yeeterday aiiercooa. Cincinnati polico affairs are to be con trolled by live meiropolltan police com m Lea loner?. President Orton, of the Western Union tehgrapbr company, made his quarterly report yesterday. A tornado passed over Lamonto, Mis souri, last Sunday, unroofing houses and doing considerable damage otherwise. Wallace Dennis, a Blx-year old child, was killed by a locomotive in India napolis yesterday, lu the presence of his mother. An unknown one-armed man at tempted to board a moving freight-train at Gallatin, yesterday, and fell and Drone nis necK. Itx-Chief Justice M'K6cn, of gait Lake City, denounces as false tho state ment of .Lyon In tho 'Bchenok Investi gation, as far as it Inculpates himself. The State colored, convention met in Nashville Tuesday, and appointed six teen delegates to the Colored nationnl convention, WUlcn meets tnere on tno fifth of April. The suit of George P. Barnla versus the CredltFoncier of America, for salary as sec-etary, was decided in Omaha Tuesday in favor of Bernls, whereby he gets some twelve thousand dollars. Tho committee on foreign affairs seem not to be satisfied with the manner of Minister Schenck's resignation, and de mand of Secretary Fish the day, hour, and other particulars' concerning the minister's stepping down and out. A quarrel, Tuesday, bstweeu two ne groes named Bill Burnet and Sanford Johnson, living at City Poin, Missouri, resulted in tbe death uf Burnet, he re ceiving two LUllets in bis body from a pistol in the hands of Johnson. Eighteen of the victims of he fearful disaster caused by the burning of the asylum for tha poor iu Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, were gathered from the ruins of the building yesterday,, and in terred. But threo of the bodies were identified. R Ji Schenck, cas-hler of the Iron Mountain bank, iu S:. Louis, commit ted suicide in that city yesterday by shooting himeelf. His wife committed suicide in the same manner a few days ago, which it Is faupposed led tbe hus band to tbe act of yesterday. A freight-train, on the St. Louis, Irem Mountain and Southern railway, four miles south of Little Rock, at one o'clock yesterday morning, ran over a cow on the track, and the entire train except tbe engine w wit?0?11- Two persons were injured and several cfiia wrecked. The Democratic State central com mittee of Arkausas met in Little Rock yesterday and fixed upon June 14th as the day Jorthe assembling of Ihe Demo cratic State convention. Candidates for State offiseis, delegates to the national convention and I residential electors are to be chosen by the convention. Mabel Hall, an English ballet-girl at the Theater O m;qne, lu St. Louis, was shot at one o'clock yesterday morning in one of the refreshment rooms of the theater by Edgar M. More. who then put a bullet into Ills own heart. The girl will probably die. Mooie. at last ac counts, was not ejppcted to live. Unre quited love wai the ciuse of the afiair. Tha bill introticced Iff the United States senate Tuesday by Senator la galls ta- extend-the jarisdictiflm of. the court.of clalmr, provides that this tribu nal shall determine and adjudge what compensation shall bSpaid by tho United States for taking and using in the pub lic service aoy invention or Improve ment pilented By any citizen. Tbe Turkish legation at Washington ssy they eta authorised to deny the re ports that the insurgents had been twice tuccestfal in Herzegovina; ihst the Turkish troops had nothing to eat but dry biead; thtt christians had bsen murdered in Bcsaiu; smd ihat new re forms promulgated throughou the em pile htd uot bsen enforced iu Taessalia and in Epirus. Ssucr Jcsef Olzeda, an eminent Span ish gentleman, a resident, for aoout twenty-live years, of Havana, was ab ducted, yesterday 'afternoon, at the cor ner of Lafayette place and Fourth f-treet, in New York. He had twenty-live or thirty thousand dollars daposited in a bankinghouse, which ho drew out yes terday, intending to leave tho city yes terday, when, in company with his nephew, at the corner cf Broadway and Fourth street, a man placed his hand on his shoulder, and showing a shield, ar rested him. Neither of tho Bpftniards understood English, and the nephew, being frightened, ran away. On his re turn with assistance, the man had dis appeared with hia uncle, aud neither could be found. The Spanish consul was communicated with, and several jails visited, but no trace of him could be found. It Is thought he was abduct ed for his money, and not for political Intrigues. Attention, Knights Templar. THB members of St. Elmo (Command- err, No. 15, nre requested to atlend'vVr a meeting, In the asvlnm of the com-V mandery, this (THURSDAY) evening, March 8th, at o'clock.for the purpose ot conrenng the Order or the Red Cro-s. Fraters are courteously invited. By order. B. K. H4.LLE8, E. a K. W. 8UCI.TON, Recorder. Attention, Knights Templar. THE members (Sir Knights) of ejyrene fjommandery No. 4, K. T., are hereby ordered to meet at 333 Main street, this (THORMDAY) ovenlns at 7K o'clock sharp, In ratirue dress, lor tbe purpose or paying an otHclalvlslt to Bt, Elmo Itommandery No. 15, 1. T. By command. ED. WOKS HAM, E. C. T. J. Babciips, Recorder. ONLY $2.50 FEE 71 CONTAINS I'OETY COLUMNS OF OF THE &EWS OF THS WEEK X- O. O, IF. pHB regular meeting or Mem JL phis Encampment, No. 39, wlll be held this (I'liUKiiUAY) even-V lne. at VA o'clock. Work In G. R. D. and H. P. D. All Patriarchs are InVlted. By order JOSEPH LOjKU, C. 1. Hpon. B. CCLr,sy. Hcrlbe. KNIGHTS OF INNISPAIL BALL, MAllCJII 17, 1376. SEALED BID3 FOR BAR AND OTHER privileges will be received until Monday, the 13th Inst., by JAB. J. SULLIVAN, inhS 317 Second street. Clarkaville Plow. WE are'now agents for this celebrated Flow, which we believe Is the Dentin use, and Keep a full stocbr always on hand. Bend or der. PORTEK, TAYLOR & CO., fbl2 No.35 Union street. TO THE MUSipi. PUBLIC, S-In retiring from, thtfMUSIC BUSINESS I now offer my whole Efockof FIAN09, OR GANS, Sheet-Music, Violins, Guitars, Banjos, Flutes, Fifes, Clarionets, Cornets, Drums, Ao cordeons, Concertinas, Violin and Guitar Hiring, Bridge", Tall-plecos, Screws, Harmon-leans,- ttc, etc., at Hair Pries, or raaen man -ot. SCHOOLS and COUNTRY MERCHANTS wUl do well to tend In thtlr orders soon, as such an offer will not oc cur agdn soon. .BENSON) 317 MM ST. IlUMBER. MOOES, BAS3E1T & CO., Kos. 351 and 353 Second Street. YBNABLE & BAWMIGS, MANUFACTURERS OF LUMBER, LATHS ARD SHIKGLEB HAVE ON HAND A FULL STOCK OF White Pine Doors, Bash, Blinds, White Pine Moldlags, etc., all of Art t quality. 8ALE8B00JI, Ko. 14 UNION STREET. W Hawmlll. north of Bavon Gavoso. 5al9 GROCERS. ETC. to 5 m 1 a & as SAIL MAKERS. 95 Camp St, hear Forums. New Orleans, La. PRINTING. 1.C.TOOF 9 MAHTJ FACTURUK AND 15 Court Street, Memphis Check Boo&s, Draft Books, Dray Books, Cash Books, Ledgers, Journals BAHROAD & STEAMBOAT WOEH Business Cards, letter Heads, Hill Beads, Clrcnlars, Xlcbeta, Tags, F.tc. The patronage of my friends and the publlo Is respectfully solicited. Good "Work at low Prices. Call and examine specimens of Printing, Blank Books and Binding. PIUMMBES. No. 263 3ECQ2SD8TH.KBT OrooH Court fltjnstf. FOR SALE. WOO! WO! lfCif C0RD3 BEST 8TOVE-W0OD AT 1UUU S3 50 In yard, and 51 CO delivered. A. D. & 8. II. GIPSON, fbll No. 6 Court strrf t. STSirOGR APHER. JIS, WALSH, STENOGRAPHER, 38 North Court Street. EVIDENCE reported in Courts, befcrer ef ereei, etc vtrbgtlm. Shorthand taught orally or by mall. lbo S rr-: "0 Doors.-Lumber Q m 1 s m Sash Laths Hi SS -S ANQ AND . HJ ' d 51 Bunds JSrBRfs 2 h o & . r 4 r &IZW H Ml c 0 O Hi m s- B HI S P I'l rji !ig in CQTTOST GIgKING. ITA1 COTTON-GIN 68 Union Street. After this date we will gin all ootton eeu slned to us or coming to our gin for One Hollar a ll.tle and the .Seed, furnish bagging and tick, and make noeharg" fo- drayage. This one dollar a bale lnelHdi. all drayagfw. Insurance, etc. Our clnnla es tabl'sliment Is the inot complete lnibeetiy. belm: a brick building, covered with ftlata, ami centrally located. Vr" will lurnii-li bags. fro ot charge, for shipping cotton Id seeil. Scmt lu your orders at once. lUll.) PAINE & PATRICK. S2WIITG MACHINES. 3UGGIES. ETC. OWEN "LIJjUY .KAWACTURER OF mmim, mmimm AND LIGHT IHAVK ON HAND A SELE'JT STOCK OF the above irehlcles, expressly built for home trade, of my own manufacture, which 1 will HELL CHEAPER (woikmanshlp and material considered) than they can be im ported irom any other market. I am fully prepnred to build this class of work TO OR UErt. on short notice. Aleo, to Repair. Trim and Paint old carriages promptly, and In very best style. a"WarKRinnililp nuU lnle xlal always Gnarnatecd.tia INSURANCE. PEOPjLJSS nam i;i OF SESPBIS, TES. oFFiis- is wmm ST. OASB QkVmk ! $300,000 00 CASH mm : 444,046 87 VM. at. FARRINOTON. FrerfrtSHt. K. T. LEMMO.N, Vlw-Prtw-Vtast, J. A. HIHJIONB, SeersJaryj Wit- Jf. FAiRnwrojr. H. T. Lncv oic. CB.CnnKCH, f. a. KOBI.ITOI. EHOOH ESPI.ST. fKO. OVXBTuii. JS. w. re tiKHTgv-g TO 1HS TAfoS. WANTED - A thoroustsry tsjIhdW 'WTwIe tule Grorery boose, or Dealer la Grocers Sundries, t j take chatga of and. control th introduction to the Kecall Grocery Trade in MemjililJ, of an article of great jnfrlt and used largely m everr hoaseliol.l. Wecsnrr fer to every Grcceryhonso In Chlcage, iKith Wholesale end itetail. as 'oonr coodj Com munications irom reliable parties' oniy will be considered. Address CORHLrTi BOYNTON, 34 and SC West Washington hi.. Ch!oo. Ill ?OR KALE. OLIVER, FiNNIB & C9. ATTORHE-YS. G.P.FOUTE. Memphis. C.R.BAKTEAU Bartlett. rOUTE & 3ARTSAU, 1TI0BNETS-AT-LAW, OFFICE 36 Poplar street. J. P. CARUTHERS, Attorney zxt liaw, 235 SECOND STREET, Jefferson Block.. aiem phi. Tennessee. H. 3B- MZCJOU, ATT0EMEY AT MW, Room No. a), Plasters Ins. Bulld'ng, n. as Sfadlon ttr-r. mptil, Tpoii WM. J. & J0e, F. BYEESj . Attorneys-at-Laiy, Ko.SC POPUB S1EEET. MKSPHIS. CUAS. W. ADAMS. L. V. DIXON ADAMS & DIXON, ATTORNEYS - AT-L AW, Booms 21-23 Plauters Ins. BalMing, No. 41 SJndlson Street Kcmphl,?aa. BUSINESS IN ARKANSA8 AND MtHSlM slppl solicited, whlh will receiye prMpt attention. M, ID, !i BTBWA&T SOLICITOR - AND ATTOEKEY-AT-1AW, OCJco No. 31 Piicr Street, Xt-ainhb. WILL pra" ra 'D . nits f tA? ir C janccry a wi. 1c-cc .iobs' ' c- j ailulsa'.piil, ud civt a. ii.-xnV.ZA to col lections, conveyancing, e:c jai'i BUTTER!