THE CONGRESS: Order of the Senate

In 1860 the U. S. Senate sentenced one Thaddeus Hyatt to 90 days in the District of Columbia jail for refusing to testify in a Senate investigation of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Again for the first time in 74 years, the Senate last week meted out its own punishment to recalcitrant witnesses.*

Behind closed doors, the Senate had deliberated for six hours on contempt proceedings against William MacCracken Jr., Lewis Hotchkiss Brittin, Harris M. Hanshue, Gilbert L. Givvin. All were charged with removing or permitting to be removed from Air...

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