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LAKCASriER JAilA' lK'lELLIGENOER; WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 28. 1880.
"WEDNESDAY EVENING, JAN, 28, 1880.
Politics en the Bench.
If the judiciary is te secure the respect
and obedience of political parties te its
decisions, there must be some -way de
vised te cleanse the bench from partisan
feeling. There is no ether proper arbiter
deciding the law, and the welfare of the
country demands that their decisions
shall be obeyed. But it is tee severe a
strain upon the patience of people of one
political party te have judges of a differ
ent complexion decide tetween them and
their opponents. It is a test te which
Hipv should net be exposed. It is asking
entirelv tee much, and we need feel no
surprise should we find the reign of an
archy te supersede that of law as ad
ministered by a partisan bench. It must
. come te this if judicial decisions continue
te be tainted, as they new se often are
bv the political prejudices of; the judges.
The bench will fall into contempt when
it comes te be understood that the law is
construed with partisan eyes. Its decis
ion cannot possibly long continue te com
mand obedience unless there is a confi
dence established in the minds of the peo
ple that they are honest constructions of
The Democratic party has exhibited a
very remarkable degree of calmness
under the great wrongs that it knows
that it has suffered from Republican
judges. There is no dispute new en any
hand that its elected candidate for presi
dent was kept out of his seat by the gross
ly partisan decrees of the eight-
tr-even electoral commission, xuc
Democratic lawyers of Maine claim
that the determination of the Republican
supreme court of that state is net found
oil upon a proper construction of the law.
but is prompted by the political feeling
of the judges. As te this we cannot
knew; but it is at least certain that the
Democrats of Maine feel that the politics
of the judges has controlled their action
and they are therefore entitled te credit
for the self control they manifest in yield
ing te the law se falsely expounded.
But even Democratic patience and rev
erence for the law is net limitless. It
will net endure tee much trilling with it.
It is like playing with leaded dice te
have election contests with the Republi
can party which are te be referred for
final adjudication te Republican judges
of the style of these en the supreme
bfiiich of the United States and of Maine.
Politics must be taken off the bench if
the judges are te remain en.
The Police Force.
Tim weak point in Mayer MacGenigle's
administration has been his police force.
Net long since the New Era called his at
tention te the misconduct of an officer,
which resulted in his suspension, and en
Friday it was our unpleasant duty te ex
pose conduct in his chief which resulted in
his resignation. When Mayer MacGeniglc
u idertoek te serve his party he found it a
hard task master. Individual "claims"
had te be satisfied, in return for party ser
vices, without regard te personal fitness.
It is ever thus in adjusting political debts
in executive offices. yew Em.
There are undoubtedly difficulties
which beset every executive officer elect
ed en party issues.in adjusting the rights
of the party te expect the favor of ap
pointments with the rights of the public
te demand that in such appointments
due regard be had te the personal fitness
of the appointees for their place. Se long
as mayeri are elected, and while geed
men support a bad candidate or oppose
a geed one en simply partisan grounds,
se long it must be expected that partisan
considerations will enter into the dis
posal of the appointments, and and until
the geed time comes when the
people shall regulate minicipal mat
ters as they de ether business affairs
se long there will be a recognition and
payment of party debts.
Nene of Mayer MacGenigle's prede
cessors ignored this rule, and none of
his successors are likely te, but we think
it will be admitted that no one who has
gene before him ever made a mere zeal
ous effort te make personal and official
fitness a ruling principle in his appoint
ments, and no one has ever mere strictly
enforced discipline in the police force
without fear, favor or affection. Te his
credit be it said that derelictions brought
te his notice, as the Xcw Era suggests or
otherwise, have met with prompt notice
and punishment, and if suspensions and
resignations have followed the exposure
of irregularities it is greatly mere te the
credit of Mayer MacGenigle's adminis
tration than that the most flagrant of
fenses should be condoned and the offend
ers carried along en the force without
punishment and by a persistent indiffer
ence te their personal unfitness and offic
In this respect the present administra
tion compares most favorably with any
of its predecessors and it is the " strong
spot " of Mayer MacGenigle's adminis
tration that he has been ready te enforce
police discipline promptly and without
personal or political discrimination.
But even if his police had net been held
te this strict accountability what would
be the outlook for the enforcement of a law
and order under an administration by
his opponent ? It has been shown by
the A'ctc Era that one great obstacle in
the way of administering justice and en
forcing order in this city is the fact that
the prostitution of justice,by these whose
duty it is te vindicate it beyond the po
lice courts, makes the law powerless
against the " best Republican workers in
the ward ;" and it is distinctly recognized
that the influences which exemplified
this and these which have mere recently
been endeavoring te barter justice for
corrupt political considerations are the
same influences which made Bering a
candidate and which propose te control
him if elected.
The Democratic general nominations
for city and ward offices take place this
evening, and all voters who take an in
terest in the nomination of geed and
worthy men should be en hand at the ap
pointed time and places. Men should be
placed in nomination who are fit for the
places for which they are suggested and
it is much mere essential that they should
be of this character and that they will
.allow their names te be used; than that a
long string be named te have the better
ones decline and the indifferent quality
remain en the ticket te its detriment.
Think ever the men in your ward who
would make geed councilmen, ward or
election officers, and then go te the want
meetings and suggest them.
An amusing feature of the Republican
county committee meeting yesterday was
the alacrity with which certain Bull
Ring members of the committee voted
for J. W. Jehnsen's resolution directing
the chairman of the committee te place
the names of presidential candidates en
the tickets te be prepared for the pri
mary election in May next, and declar
ing that the vote thus recorded shall be
considered - instructions te tne ueie
gates te the national convention. These
timid committeemen did net dare te
vote against Jehnsen's resolution and go
back te their constituents and tell them
that they had refused te give a chance
te the i)eeple te express their views en
the presidential question : but no sooner
had these committeemen permitted the
resolution te go through than they all
turned round and voted te adjourn, te
prevent any further harm being done te
their Cameren masters.
Theki: is a world of significance in this
paragraph from the Intelligences of
Beniamiu Bihl. who has been in jail
charged with feloniensly assaulting Claude
Butler and with rioting, was admitted te
bail iu the sum of $1,000 this afternoon,
before Judge Patterson. The persons
"ein" en the bail bend were Lewis S. Hart
man, Levi Senseuisr, William 31. Dean,
Antheny F. Bihl, Themas . Cochran and
Mr. Bihl may have very properly been
admitted te bail and it may have been a
very merciful thing te have gene en his
bend. But that it should net have oc
curred te five prominent Republicans te
have done se until pending a municipal
election is se suspicious a circumstance.
The inference which is most likely te be
drawn from the pregnant facts in the
above paragraph is one that will hardly
de Mr. Bering's friends any geed.
Down in Chester county they held a
Republican convention yesterday and de
clared for Blaine first, and after his with
drawal for Washburne.and se instructed
their national delegates. The conven
tion keit in session long enough te say a
geed word for Passmore.
Senater Shaiien says that he has drawn
no pay from the present Congress.
Bishop Simpsen is reported te have sug
gested Sherman's march te the sea.
The Hen. Clakksen X. Pettei: and his
youngest daughter saicdl this morning for
England in the Gallia.
The Catholic and Episcopal bishops of
Rhede Island join hands in behalf or starv
ing Ireland. One touch of nature makes
the whole world kin.
T heSenatc finance committee, by a bare
majority, decided, te report the nomination
of Jehn Mokten te be collector of
internal revenue at San Francisce,
and recommend his confirmation.
The California senators and congressmen
arc making a very active fight against Mor Mer Mor
eon, but Mr. Voerhecs is his chief advocate.
It leeks very queer te see Dan Voerhecs
championing the son of Oliver P. Morten.
When Mr. Tennyson sits down te write
which he usually docs for live hours a
day he gives strict orders that he shall
net be disturbed. There have been callers,
who, through sonic blunder of servants,
have get into his library while he was
writing and were denounced by him for
their intrusion as if they had been his
worst enemies. Any interruption is said
te make him wild : he raves like mad, and
figuratively foams at the mouth. In his
work he is deliberation personified, spend
ing hours sometimes en a single line.
The Clly Election.
The issues which will enter into the
municipal election en Tuesday, the 17th
of February, will net be made up until
after the Democrats make their nomina
tions. Their general nominations will be
made te morrow evening, and the city and
respective ward tickets settled en Satur
day evening. This will make a longer
city campaign than we have had for the
past three years, in 1SS Detn parties
made their nominations en Saturday, the
!th of February, and last year en the
8th of the same month. The At'jc Era
did net take position iu regard te any of
the candidates in issues involved for
several days afterwards, experience
and observation having satisfied us
that the shorter campaigns are made
thevbetter the people like it, and the mere
likely they are te succeed. This is especi
ally se in municipal elections, where prin
ciples of party policy arc net involved and
where party lines cannot be drawn merely
for the sake of party success. When all
the nominations arc before the people the
intelligent voter is quite as able te judge
between friends and neighbors as te their
fitness for municipal responsibilities as the
newspaper editor. This is substantially
what the yeie Era said en the eve of the
only two municipal elections which have
occurred since it has been in existence,
and it don't propose te make an exception
new. It is Republican in its convictions
and earnestly desires the success of Repub
lican principles, which can be obtained
only through Republican men. Experience
here and observations in ether cities have
demonstrated that there arc always enough
independent voters, who feel conscientiously
hound te support their party en state and
national issues, who will net de se en
purely local municipal issues when they
think that doing se would be inconsistent
with geed government. The yew Era,
mere than any ether local journal, is the
exponent of this sentiment. It generally
leeks te us for counsel where counsel is
needed. Wc propose new, as we have al
ways done, te give this counsel in the man
ner and at the time when in our judg
ment it will be the most effective for
geed government, always giving the
party with which we have been
identified since its organization the
benefit of any doubts as te men and meas
ures. Wc understand this policy, which
has always guided us, is net approved by
some of the boys who assume te run the
party and teach the veterans hew te de it.
Wc are sorry for it, but we can't help it.
Perhaps it is our misfortune that we haven't
enough individual axes te grind en the
party emery te get up a sharp edge en our
temper and make the chips fly ; but if wc
had we would think it prudent te wait
until wc get where the timber was.
"Keep your seat, Mr. Greeley," was found
te be very geed advice from Hank Smith
when he get the impatient editor te his
destination en time ; and se we say te the
fretful chaps who arc spoiling for alight,
"keep your temper, boys." We will all
find enough te de te get the local Repub
lican ship in en time en the the night of
thel7th proxime, without making faces
at each ether ; and if it should tern out in
the end that the New Era -will have done
the heaviest part of the effective fighting,
it wouldn't be the first time.
EIGHT "LIVES LOST.
Details of the
Uurnlne of the steamer
The steamer Charmer, belonging te the
New Orleans and Red River transportation
company, was totally destroyed by fire en
Sunday "last about five miles above the
mouth of the Atchafalagar. The Charmer
was owned bv Cant. Neah ScevelL Chas.
P. Truslow and Chas. W. Down, and was
built by the Howards, at Jcffersenville,
last summer. The beat was valued
at $33,000. and was insured in Cincinnati
for $18,000. The steamer at tne time et
thp accident had en beard a cargo of 2,10-j
bales or cotton, sixty uanvis ei uiui.isa.-s. ;
. . , j. i .,rt, i -v
with a let of sundries, allot which were J
destroyed. The fire was first perceived m ,
the bursting out of flames beneath the i
second tier of cotton, ami m a moment
nfrer thfi whole beat was one sheet et
flame. Although the steamer was fitted
out with all the appliances necessary for
safety in time of disaster, the speed of the
fire was se rapid that there was no time
allowed te apply them. Mr. W. II. At
kinson, the pilot en duty at the time the
accident occurred, steed at his pest and
headed the beat for the shore, riut ler ins
coolness and bravery the less of life would
have been very great, there being 104 per
sons aboard. When the beat neared the
shore the nlanks were immediately shoved
out, vet such was the heat of the fire and
the haste of these aboard te save them
selves that many jumped into the water,
and a few of these, fortunately, succeeded
in reachiiiff the shore in safety. Twe pas
sengers were badly hurt by falling en the
staging in the desperate efforts they made
te save their lives. All the passengers,
among whom was one lady, were saved.
Eight of the crew were lest. A portion of
the valuable letters were saved, but the
beat lest all of her money and books. One
of the chambermaids who was lest went
back te save $G0 which she had left in her
room, and was seen no mere.
The value of the cargo of the ill-fated
beat is put down at $120,000, all covered
by insurance in various companies.
The train by which 'Squire McMulliu
was te be " railroaded " te prison, after
meeting with numerous delays, has finally
switched off en another track, and the
Fourth ward statesman, instead of going
te jail, returns in triumph te the besom of
his constituents, a vindicated man. The
'squire was charged with numerous offenses
such as assault and battery : aggravated
assault and battery ; assault and battery
with intent te kill : carrying concealed
deadly weapons ; inciting te riot charges
of which all who knew the 'squire's peace
ful disposition were confident that he could
net have been guilty. The testimony re
lating te these several accusations pre
sented that pleasing variety net uncom
mon in the quarter sessions. Sundry
witnesses testified with great particular
ity what the 'squire said and did upon
the memorable day of the ward con
ventions and hew he pursued the un
offending Lyen and fired at him with Ins
pistol, te the detriment of his bodily con
dition, while sundry ether witnesses, net
less trustworthy, testified with equal ex
actness that the 'squire never did any et
the things attributed te him. but b.diaved
himself, en the contrary, with a lamb-like
gentleness. Finally, the jury had the word
f thr pTnineiit man himself that he
had net fired a pistol since l.e
went down the river with some etlur
statesmen en Mr. Rewan's yacht. Hew
the jury decided between these disagreeing
witnesses, or weather they thought it nec
essary te consider the evidence at all, has
net transpired. They did what everybody
knew that they would de, and found the
'squire "net guilty," and se the railroad
process came te an end. Perhaps if Mc
Mullin had net been an influential pelitican
the verdict would have been different.
But then, if he had net been an influential
politician,it is altogether probable that no
body ever would have heard of the case.
m m -
rather Hpjda'd Defection.
The renunciation of the Catholic faith
by Rev. Jehn Hejda, a Bohemian priest
stationed at Baltimore, the particulars of
which were published in our columns a
day or two since, has taken en a new and
rather unsavory phase. In the popular
cant of the dav there is a woman in the
case, and charges arc made that the priest
had betrayed a young Bohemian girl be
fore leaving his native country, that,
she followed him te Baltimore, and that
the pair have new disappeared. Friends
of Father Hejda claim, however, that his'
relations with the young woman did net in
volve any violation of morality, but that,
having fallen deeply in love with the
young lady, his vows of celibacy had be
come irksome, and that immediately upon
renouncing his allegiance te the Catho
lic church and abandoning his priestly
functions, he married the girl, and went te
New Yerk with her, where they are new
living in lawful wedlock. Rev. Mr. Pister,
the pastor of the Lutheran congregation
into which Mr. Hejda was received, says
that the ex-priest had expressed te him
his intention of leaving the city, as when
the archbishop learned of his action it
would create tee much comment, and he
would therefore remain away from Balti
more until the excitement was subsided.
It is known that at the time of Mr. Hoj
da's alleged conversion and reception into
fellowship by the Lutheran church he had
been suspended from his ecclesiastical
duties pending an investigation of charges
of improper conduct that had been made
Victeria's Hand Badly Punished.
A telegram dated Santa Fc, Xcw
Mexico, January 25, states that Majer
Merrill, who is pushing Victeria's band,
was forced te go into Calicnte for rations.
The command had been en the mountains
without rations for two days and were
fighting daily. In the last two days'
fight Majer Merrill captured 100 horses
and mules. The Indians abandoned
large quantities of property stolen in
Mexico belts of calico, cotton cloth,
etc. Majer Merrill is reported as
having punished the Indians severely. It
is thought, judging from the number, that
the band is composed of all the Indians
who have been living in Mexico. The
mountains arc spoken of as being very
rough, with scarcely any grass. The less
of the troops occasioned by heises beceir"
ing disabled has proven te be quite severe!
General Sherman has net received any
official information regarding the alleged
killing of Chief Victeria. He says, how
ever, that he does net doubt that it is a
Regulating the Ceal Supply.
A conference of the representatives of
the Lehigh and Schuylkill coal exchanges
was held in Philadelphia yesterday after
noon for the purpose of considering the
question of a future uniformity of prices
at that point, and of taking action upon
the preposition te restrict production dur
ing the coming month. The Reading coal
andiron company, the Lehigh coal and
navigation company and several large ship
ping firms were represented, and a long
discussion took place. The impression
prevails that en account of the existing
dulnessand the continued accumulation in
stocks, a reduction in prices is inevitable
in the near future te obtain an outlet for
the heavy surplus. The meeting adjourned
until a further consultation can be had
with President Gewen, who is absent from
the city, and until the Lehigh operators
have taken action upon the prices for coal
for February. -
Preferred by risk
The committee of the beard of
Indian commissioners, which has
been investiatimr the charees made
against Indian Commissioner Hayt by
General Fisk, haTe been at work for two
weeks almost constantly, and yesterday they
called Secretary Schurz and Chief Clerk
Lockwood of the interior department be
fore them. The evidence which had been
found by the committee and furnished
by General Fisk te sustain his charges was
laid before the secretary, and he expressed
great surprise. The committee declined
te furnish the evidence or even an abstract
of it until the investigation is completed,
which will be some time this week, when
it will be furnished Secretary Sehurz
te lav before Haves, anit will proe-
mU-5;0Uer IIavt. This will be followed
bv the f- of the Seuatc COmmittce
- , -., evejme outbreak. which will con-
tli removal et Cem-
, . t- .. iliefficjencv and
mismanagement of the commissioner as
,-- , w
far as regards these Indiaus. The strongest
evidence of the commissioner's inefficiency
is found in the records of his own office.
There is little doubt but that Hayt will ha
removed within a few weeks, and Secretary
Schurz is already looking about for his suc
cessor. General Hammend, of Chicago, re
cently Indian inspector, was before the
Fisk" investiiratieii and pronounced a for
gery, the letter which was produced by
General Fisk in which Hammend notified
an agent whom he was directed te pros
ecute, that he would make no charges
against him. It is referred te by General
Fisk as the 'absolution letter," and is
presented by him as convincing proof that
Hayt and Hammend were corruptly inter
ested with this agent in a silver-mining in
vestment. But Hammend says it is bare
forgery. Secretary Schurz was handed
th let'tpr te-ila- and nroneunced it genu
ine, being familiar with Hammend's writ
ing, as did Chief Clerk Lockwood. who
cemnared it with ether letters which Ham
mend did net deny were genuine. Other
clerks in the office who were called as
experts and testified as te the letter. This
leaves Hammend in an embarrassing posi
tion. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Gonzales, the would-be assassin of King
Alfonse, lias been declared insane.
The Rhede Island Legislature assembled
yesterday, and Gov. Van Zandt delivered
Ids annual message.
Geerge Ransom, of Weytunk. X. J.,
while handling a revolver yesterday, acci
dentally discharged it. killing his seven-year-old
Edwarn Timeu was yesterday arrested
at New Yerk as the murderer of Annie
Downey. He has been identified and com
TerryMaek obtained drinks in the saloon
of Gee. Feisz, Xe 21 Wyth avenue, Brook
lyn, en Monday night, and then told Fcisz
te "hang it up." In a fight which ensued
Fcisz shot Mack in the left side, inflicting
probably fatal injures. Feisz was arrested.
In a drunken brawl at their apartments,
Xe. 2 Jay street, Brooklyn, en Monday
ni'hr. Wm. Merrissev brained his brother
Jehn with an axe. The latter is in a dan
gerous situation and his assailant is in
A young Swiss, who registered at Rem
hardt's hotel, Greenwich street and Bat
tery place, Xew Yerk, en Monday night,
as "Ludwig Branca Mase, Schweiser Te
sin." was found dead yesterday morning,
having shot himself under the right ear.
Many citizens of Montreal declare they
will net particpate in the reception of Mr.
Parnlll. and will net contribute te any fund
which passes through his hands, preferring
te send their contributions through the
Duchess of Marlborough or the Lord May May
or of Dublin.
Pierce McHcnry. a butcher, residing at
21 Tiffany place,' Brooklyn, was arrested
yesterday for the murder of his wife, who
had iust died in a hospital. The fatal as
sault was made en Tuesday night last,
when he knocked her down and kicked her,
but the woman persistently refused te
complain against him.
At the lunatic hospital for incurables, in
Worcester, Mass., Themas Dwyer, of
Webster, a patient, was killed by another
lunatic, named Warren Rice, of Concord.
Rice was originally shut up for killing his
father, but for fifteen years had been ap
parently harmless. Xe blame is attached
te the officers of the hospital.
A despatch te the Xcw Yerk Yerul says
that Dr. Fanton, a highly-instructed Ma Ma
eon, has finished a careful examination of
the Masonic emblems discovered in the
foundation of Cleopatra's Xccdle at Alex
andria, Egypt, by Lieutenant Commander
Gerriage, and has declared that they are of
great historic value.
Mrs. Williams, wife of James Williams,
laborer, was found dead yesterday morning
under suspicious circumstances in her
dwelling en the top fleer of a tenement
house, en First avenue, Xcw Yerk city.
Her husband is under arrest. He was
found in a beastly state of intoxication.
Bleed was spattered around the body of
the deceased and also en the wall close by.
Daniel Doubles died near Pennlield,
Clearfield county, rcecntly.nt the advanced
age of 100 years.
An infant child of Jehn Bliss, of Twenty-ninth
street, Pittsburgh, was given tee
much cough syrup and it died from the
Stcelteu, heretofore known as Baldwin,
Dauphin county, has been incorporated as
a borough and declared te be a separate
election and school district.
The Republicans of Chester county yes
terday elected W. B. " addel delegate te
the national convention and instructed
him te vote for Blaine.
Alice Ticrncy, a dissolute woman, re
siding at Xe. 103 Callowhill street, Phila
delphia, was yesterday found hanging te
the fence in the yard, dead.
Alderman McMullin has been acquitted
in the Philadelphia quarter sessions, of the
charges of riot, etc., growing out of the
disturbances at the 4th and 0th ward Dem
ocratic conventions last month.
William Robinson, alias Gopher Bill, and
Charles Jenes, alias Blake, have been con
victed of the burglary of the Bailey
hi ethers' residencr,in East Marlboro town
ship, Chester county, en the night of Xo Xe
The Hebrew charity ball at the Academy
of Music, Philadelphia, last night was in
every respect a magnificent affair, the net
proceedings amounting $10,000. Speaker
Randall, Gov. Ileyt, State Senater Lamson
and ether notables were present.
James R. Bumbaugh, a resident of
Harrisburg, clerk in the postal service,
was arrested in Pittsburgh en Monday
night en a charge of robbing the mails.
Marked money was found en his iwrsen by
the detectives who arrested him.
THE NEWS FKOH MAINE.
Anether Adverse Decision from the Court.
A unanimous decision of the supreme
judicial court was completed last evening.
The court declines te recognize the Fu Fu
sienist bodies at Augusta and declares the
Heuse and Senate new holding sessions
in the state house the legal Legislature.
The Fusionists arc very much depressed at
the reception of the news from the court.
Majer Smith says he believes that the con
troversy has ended. He states that while
the previous opinion of the judges was
based en 4;he Republican statement there
was room for reasonable doubt, but in view
of the fact that the court decided against
them en a Fusion statement they could
but gracefully submit. He said he had
gotten through playing governor ami
should go home.
Net Likely te Become a ITisener Again
His Furore Plans.
A correspondent at Xew Haven. Conn.,
State Attorney Doolittle te-day released
thaRcY.H.II. Hayden'en $o,000bends.the
bend being furnished by his counsel. Gee.
II. "Watrous. president of the New Yerk.
New Haven and Hartferd railroad com
pany, and L. M. Hubbard, postmaster at
Wiliincferd. State Attorney Doolittle bases
his action en the prevision of the constitu
tion that all persons eharged with crime
shall be admitted te bail, except these
charged with a capital offense. " where
the uroef is evident or the presumption
great. - lie does net consider tlie proof wiucli Kept tus rest ei tne s?ne irem get
brought forward at the long trial just con- ting te the point of a vote. The delega
cluded as se evideutas te preclude I ail. and j turn which will go te Harrisburg from
Iieiu'i! the release of the orisener. Mr. Wat-1 Lancaster will vote iust as it is told, under
reus says that it was cn:y aqu estien win fier
the counsel would agree te the bail de
manded by the state attorney, and happily
it has been agreed upon out of court. Mr.
Watrous further says that he was g'ad
eueugh te de anything in reason te get
away from the interminable Hayden case.
He has net the slightest suspicion, how
ever, that the ease will ever te
tried again, but if it should, he
does net intend te appear in it
unless it comes te him as a matter of duty.
Mr. Harrison, of counsel for the state, says
that he and his associates are heaitily tired
of the case, but that if called upon te go
further with it, and it seemed their duty te
de se. they would net hesitate. Mr. Har Har
rissen has" eften said that he was merely
called in te assist in the case, and that
with the close of the trial his duties ended
It new remains with the state attorney and
the court first te decide it there shall be a
new trial, and, next, in whose hands the
interests of the prosecution shall be placed.
Mr. Hayden had been alone with his
mother in his room at the jail until at 1 :30
o'clock this afternoon, he was informed of
his release. He was greatly surprised sinee
he had net expected that a motion for his
release would have been made before
Tuesday. After his release he went at
once te his wife's bearding-place, but she
was net there te greet him, having gene
te visit some friends, net expecting his re
lease se seen. She returned this evening.
however, and the Hayden familywas once
mere united after a separation of nineteen
mouths. Mr. Hayden refuses te see repre
sentatives of the press, Jbut from his
friends it is learned that his plans for the
future arc still crude. It is known, how
ever, that he will net at once resume min
isterial labors, but that he will probably
lecture a little, and devote much time te
the sale of his autobiography. After resting
a few days in this iky. he will probably go
en a visit te Madisen, and wiil spend a few
days with his parents at Martha's ine
vard. DEAD KKOM UYlWOriUMUA.
The Aireuizius Ileiith of a Weman Who
Was Mitten uy a Strange Cur.
Iii Philadelphia. Mrs. Mary R. Linder
mier is lying dead from hydrophobia. She
carried en a saloon at 014 Xerth Fourth
street. She was a healthy, robust woman
of 47. She had a fondness for dogs, and
was in the habit of having a dozen
around her all the time. Six or eight
weeks age she was attracted while
out walking by the yelping of two
poodles. A strange cur was worry
ing them, and when she tried te
drive it away it snapped at and bit her
slightly en the linger. She paid no attention
te the wound, and thought no mere about
it. Last week, Tuesday, she complained of
weariness and of a sharp pain in her arm.
The next day s-he felt no ill effects, but
en Thursday the pain returned. Dr. James
Cellins was called iu and prescribed for
her. By Sat unlay she developed alarming
symptoms and showed a great dread of
water. Three or four mere physicians
were summoned and they prescribed the
Seuth American Indian war arrow poison,
woerara. Campher and opium were also
used. On Saturday night she appeared
much better. but when water was
given her she dropped the glass,
exclaiming, "I can't drink; my
heart would step '.' On Sunday evening
she took her last drink, swallowing with
great difficulty a little milk punch. Then
she grew much worse, and her suffering
from thirst was terrible. She was sus
picious of everybody. The temperature
of her body increased, and a frothy fluid
came from her mouth. In a spasm en
Sunday, her agony was increased by
imagination that hair was growing from
her tongue. She would net believe that
she had hydrophobia, and was conscious
most of the time until within a few hours
of her death Monday. The spasms were
frequent, hut the powerful medicines made
them less violent.
SENATOR ItAYAKU'S SPEECH.
An Able Exposition or His Keselntlun en
the Legal-tender Ouullty of the Green
back. In the Senate yesterday Mr. Bayard de
livered a speech in support of his reso
lution te deprive the greenbacks of
their legal-tender quality. It was, in fact,
one of the best financial speeches ever
made in the Senate. It commanded the
close attention of nearly every member of
the Senate and of a large gallery audi
ence. Senater Bayard said that it was net in
tended te destroy the convenience and as
sistance of the present paper currency, but
that currency rests upon the credit that it
is convertible into specie ami will be paid,
and he felt assured that by letting men
feel confident that a stable standard is ulti
mately te measure all their contracts, they
will naturally i'02! safer te enter into con
tracts. This would give them assurance
that lapse of time will net bring with it
alterations in the basis en which their
agreements were framed. In regard te the
denunciation of the "money power," Mr.
Bayard asked :
" Is there te be discrimination, suspicion
and assault visited upon these in society
who have been mere successful than ethers
in the accumulation of property'.' Is it net
' money power ' that enables a peer labor
er te become the owner of the pickaxe or
shovel with which he prosecutes his daily
task '.' Is it net ' money power ' that en
ables him te procure a wheelbarrow ? Is it
net ' money power ' that enables his sav
ings of a year's labor, temperance and
frugality te give him the means te pur pur
cliase a horse and cart?"
In conclusion, Mr. Bayard delivered
some points te members of his own party
for assuming te interpret the utterances of
the fathers of the Democratic party in
support of their heretical theories. The
speech was necessarily historical te some
extent. As was inevitable, much ground
was traveled ever that was familliar te all
who have watched the progress of late
TICOUHLK IN THK ICKPUItLICAN CAMP.
Leading Pennsylvunia Politicians in Con
ference with Senater Cameren.
A special despatch from Washington
says : There was a meeting at senator
Den Cameren's house, which was attended
by a number of the leading Republican
politicians of Pennsylvania. The object
was te have Mr. Cameren agree upon some
plan by which the Pennsylvania delegation
te the Chicago convention should act as a
unit. Mr. Cameren wants the delegation
te go solid for Grant. It has been discov
ered that the Blaine feeling is se strong
that this is impossible. Se the conference
te-night was at the request of the Blaine
men, with the object of having Mr. Cam Cam
eeon te agree te Blaine as second choice
with the delegation, should Grant be out
of the question. Ne conclusion was
Tbe Lecal Melllay."
1 hilaaelphla Times.
Yesterday was a field-day with the Lan
caster Republicans. There was a pitched
battle between the machine managers and
the machine smashers, and the victory
lies with the men who run with
i net against tne machine. l lie anti-
Cameren plan et battle seems te have been
laid out with some care, and the successive
attacks upon the breastworks of the Bull
Ring were sufliccntly vigorous tehavs c ms
ed a break in any but a thoroughly well set
up committee. But just here the trouble
came in. for this commit :.? was well set
ue : it knew its work anil il:l it. l rue, a
resolution giving the people a chance te
have a voice in the choice of delegates te t
the national convention was allowed te
the mistake was rectified as
possible- by an adjournment.
the pregramme laid out at the council of
war iu Washington yesterday, and as te
the primary election which is set down for
May well, that is mere than three months
off and it will be time enough te manipu
late that after after the February conven
tion has done its work.
That Alleged Withdrawal.
Jlr. Drexel. in an interview with the
Herald correspondent in rcganl te the
withdral of ex-President Grant from the
candidacy for the third term, said : " I have
net received a line from the ex-president J
since he left Philadelphia and have net seen
any letter in which any mention, direct or
indirect, is made of his political intentions
I have net told anybody that he had re
tired from the field "and l de net think Mr.
Geerge W. Childs could have dene se. It
is useless te apply te me for information
en the subject, because I have none."
A Hig Hatch of Cases.
There was a large audience iu attendance
in 'Squire Spurrier's office this morning at
10 o'clock, te hear a let of eases from Mar
tic township, charging the defendants with
stealing tobacco and turkeys from differ
ent farmers, and with robbing Samuel
Yeung's mill. At the hour appointed
it was discovered that in the ease against
Jae. H. Clark Officer Killinger had arrested
one "James Clark, near Xew Providence.
(00 miles mileage charged) and brought
him here te answer, but that he
was net the man at all a:i.l he
was discharged from custody after
having been taken away from his work
two days and held in bail.
The alderman then proceeded te hear
four eases against Jacob Shenk, three for
stealing tobacco and one for stealing a
turkey, postponing hearings in a case of
stealing groceries and in another ter steal
insr two turkevs : three cases against
James McClune for stealing tobacco : the
eases for robbing Yeung's mill were con
tinued until this afternoon.
A large number of witnesses weie called
who testified that certain Martic farmers
were robbed of tobacco and turkeys ; that
Shenk sold tobacco in Lancaster for J. 11.
Clark and get the check in Clark's name,
and that he had sold a turkey. Captain
Spreeher also testified that Shenk told
him he had met Clark and McChuie en
Spencer's hill by agreement and they
brought tobacco te this city and sold it. A
boy swore that Shenk had told him he
took Hoever's turkey. Shenk testified
that he raised the tobacco he had brought
te town iu partnership with Clark and Mc
Clune. and that they sold it together and
each get his share.
Counsel for the defendants asked the
alderman te dismiss all the cases en the
ground that no connection whatever had
been established between them and the
alleged robberies ; that there was no identi
fication of the tobacco sold as the tobacco
stolen; no proof that defendants had net
raised the tobacco sold ; no suspicens
circumstance nor any confession proved
against them : the prosecutors were Offi
cers Adams and Killinger, of this city, and
net the people who lest the property, and
net a shadow of case made out against
either except the single alleged confession
te the boy about the turkey.
Alderman Spurrier committed them in
eight cases, dismissing two, and defend
ants at once sued out a writ of haUas
cerinis, returnable at 2 p. m. te-morrow
before Judge Patterson.
The four boys charged with robbing
Yeung's mill were heard this afternoon
and all were dismissed, there being no evi
dence te sustain the charges against them.
The News from Maine.
Belew wc print an extract from a pri
vate letter received in this city from a
gentleman in-Auburn, Maine, who is well
posted as te the political troubles of that
state and who is entirely reliable iu his
information. In explanation of his refer
ence te " Corporal Davis " it may be well
te state that during the late war the so se
called " Governer Davis, '' of Maine, was
a corporal and that "the boys" of his
company used te poke a geed deal of fun
at him because whenever there was a fight
in prospect he was seized with a severe
attack of summer complaint and was
obliged te go te the rear until the danger
had passed. The writer says :
Yeu remembur Judge May ; well, the
old judge in these latter days has been
troubled with softening of the brain, and
is new almost demented. He spends much
of his time in prayer, and some of his say
ings are rather funny. The ether day,
while addressing the Throne of Grace, he
get off this: "Oh, Lord, what damned
times these are."
The times are most certainly quite out
of joint. Yeu have probably seen that the
trapes have been called out. "Corporal
Davis" had another attack of summer
complaint (he had it quite frequently
while iu the army). Seme of the
"boys" in Augusta, for a jeke en him,
sent up the ether evening some rockets,
pounded an old bass drum and cut a tele
graph wire. In ten minutes time Davis
sent telegrams all ever the state for the
military. One company from this city
and one from Lewiston started at one
o'clock in the morning. They weie
guarded te the depot by the mayors of the
two cities, all the police and such " loyal "
men as they could muster at such an early
hour in the morning. Mayer Day,
of Lewiston, gave sjecial orders te the
conductor of the train te run slew as he
feared the Fusionists would run the train
off the track and smash up the militia.
New you may think I'm telling you a cock
and hull story, hut it is literally true.
The talk of any drilling of Fusionists. or
any organization of a secret nature, or 'n
fact any military organization at all, of
the Futienists. is all " bosh."
This morning as Washington McCardell,
of Martic, was coming te town and when
en the read some distance southwest of
the Lamb tavern, the coupling-pin of his
carriage came out and the front and rear
running gears separated. Mr. McCardell
was thrown out iu the mud and severely
bruised, but had no hones broken.
The Drift r Public
O prelan KxprettteU'
UlsCUIiuea Jui Is.
Judgrt Patterson, of Lancaster county,
has evidently strayed as far from his real
duty in the case of the editors of the Ix
telugcncku, iu ruling theni te show cause
why their uatnes should net be stricken
from the roll of practicing attorneys for
supposed contempt of court, as he did
while member of the constitutional con
vention iu opposing the amendment el
Mr. Ellis, of this county, abolishing the
crimiual court. Whatever the alleged of
fence of the Lancaster newspapers, the
judge had his remedy by action for libel,
and it is as arbitrary for him te assume
power te strike from the list the
names of attorneys who iu their
capacity of editors criticise his judicial
actions as it was ignorant in him iu 1S7;1.
three years before the Mellie murderers
were arrested, te oppose the abolition of
the criminal court en the ground that
through the instrumentality of that court
murder has been stepped in this county.
We are inclined te think the judge has
placed himself in the same unenviable
light in threatening Messrs. Steiuman and
Hensel as he did when delta ting the crim
inal court question, en the 27th of Octo
ber. 1S7;. he was politely told by delegates
Ellis and the lamented Themas 1. Hau
nan that he did net knew what he was
In Het Water.
Judge Patterson, of Lancaster, has com
mitted the telly of allowing his passions te
get the better of his judgment, ami. eouse eeuse
scquently, get himself into het water.
out et which lie will lianlly get with
out carrying along some severe burns
te his reputation. Fer some comments
in the Lancaster Istki.i.ieknckk. en the
judge's official conduct, the editors.
Messrs. Stcinman and Hensel. were sum
moned before court te show cause why
their names should net be stricken from
the roll ei attorneys. As editors of a
paper and practising attorneys arc two
distinct professions, it will readily be ivr
ccived that, while they might have com
mitted an offense in the former capacity.
j the latter had nothing at all te de with it.
t nor are they answerable as such, and that
' is where Judge Patterson made the blun-
der and, what is worse, sticks te it.
Messrs. Steiuman and Hensel are defeud
' ing themselves courageously as attorneys.
1 and striking vigorous blows at the judge
and his political prempteis through the
columns of their paper. It i net the fust
time that irritable judges have placed
themselves in the ridiculous position of
Judge Patterson, and he will get out of the
dilemma, as his ignoble predecessors de -with
a battered reputation.
The Correct Keiuedjr.
The readers of the hrWcMvere uiih ap
prised iu our news columns of a recent epi
I sedc hi the Lancaster county court in
j which Judge Patterson undertook te inflict
summary punishment upon the editors el"
j the Lancaster I.ntki.i.iek.nckk (who are
also members of the Lancaster bar) for
I publishing in their newspaper an article
which the nidge regarded as reflecting en
the dignity of the ceuit. Judge Patterson
has issued a mle en the offending Iaw cr
editors te show cause why their names
skeuld net be stricken from the list ei
practicing attorneys at the bar of his court.
He is virtually the prosecutor in the mat
ter, ami by issuing this rttle has also con
stituted himself the judge and jury. This
course of the judge is as unjust as it i
unwise. It is unjust because the accuser
should net sit in judgement en the accused,
nor caft a iersen who claims te have been
wronged, no matter what public station he
may fill, justly claim te be made the judge
of the guilt or innocence of the paity
charged with committing the wrong. It
is unwise because Judge Patterson will
net secure a vindication worth anything
iu the opinion of the public if he disbars
the IxTKi.i.itiKM'KK attorneys. Thcic is
another remedy ejumi te him. a prosecution
for libel te be tried in another court than
his own. anil that is the remedy he should
pursue if he believes the article of which
he complains te be false and scandalous.
He Helped te Make (he Constitution.
That there are men en the bench who
should get right oil" and sit iu a dark corner
during the rest of their lives is true. That
there arc many such, we would net like te
believe. But Lancaster, in our own state,
has enr. and Maine has a half a dozen.
This Lancaster judge waxed exceeding
wroth because the Inti:i.i.i(ikx-kie, a
journal of the highest character, criticised
some proceedings in his court, and he
summoned the editors of that paper before
him and proceeded te catechise them iu
genuine star chamber fashion. These
estimable gentlemen very properly refused
te answer him, and being members of the
bar, the judge ordered them tosheweau.se
why they should net be disbarred. It was
a high-handed outrage, and we de net
think any one can show reason why the
judge Judge Patterson his name is
should net be promptly impeached. The
constitution et Pennsylvania contains a
liberal prevision for the security of the
freedom of the press. Judge Patterson
should spend the remainder el" his days
studying the onstitutieti, and learning
hew best te curb his angry passions.
Net n Davy ('nickel I.
The Lancaster Intki.i.iekspkii editors
have been having a tilt with Judge Patter
son. The judge called the editors, who.
are also lawyers, into court and made the
attempt te get them te say, as lawyers,
what they had said as editors. In that
he failed and then a rule was served upon
them te show cause why they should
net be disbarred and their names
stricken from the list of attorneys.
The rule is made returnable en Friday,
the :10th hist., at 10 o'clock. This action
of Judge Patterson is being severely con
demned by the press of the state, and he
will 110 doubt find that he has made a
great mistake. If the Intkm.iekncrk re
marks were libelous he had his remedy,
but te constitute himself judge, jury and
executioner will net de for this climate.
Crockett's, "be sure you're right, then go
ahead " would have lwcn a geed sentence
for Judge Patterson te have remembered.
Prison Inspector Jehn Hurting lie
came 40 j cars of age at 1 o'clock this
morning, and notwithstanding the rather
unseasonable hour forty or his friends
called upon him at his residence, I'.' Hast
Walnut street, te wish him joy. The visi
tors were handsomely entertained by .Mr.
and Mrs. Herting. Much merriment was oc
casioned by a wag in the party who had
brought along with him some elegant-looking
biscuit, which were distributed among
the guests te Ihj used in making sand
wiches. Though pleasant te the sight, they
were impervious te the knife or the teeth,
being composed principally of cotton,
covered with a thin surface of batter. The
assembly remained in session for aii hour
or two and bade the host and hostess
adieu, wishing them many happy returns.
An Ox Smothered.
Themas Sincdley, of Fulton township,
had a large ex killed in a singular manner
a few days age. The animal had lain down
in the evening besides a straw stack which
had been partly cut and eaten away and the
stack fell upon it. The next morning the
ex was found under the straw, Miiethcnxl
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