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IION'T DROP IMPEACHMENTS
Judge Hanford resigns and the impeachment proceedings
against him may be dropped. The commence court is dead and it is
suggested that the impeachment proceedings against Judge Arch-
oaia are waste qi energy.
The impeachment proceedings , against both of these judges
should be vigorously pushed, not dropped. Morally, these judges
if guilty are on a level with the ordinary thief. We do not surfer
thieves to ke,ep the stolen goods and merely accept their relinquish
ment of their opportunity to steal. '
The most serious charge against these judges is that they mis
used their high office, ravished justice in order to feather their own
nests. The proposition is not that they make restoration if restor
ation is due, but that they be permitted to retire by merely surren
dering their present opportunities.
The main object of impeachment of such federal judges is to
disqualify the guilty from ever afterward holding public office of
honor or profit in the United States-. There is no such thing as re
call of federal judges.
Unimpeached, the most rascally judge who ever wore the er
mine stands" a chance against which society is helpless of again get
ting upon the bench after- a vacation ta improve his health or for
any other reason. j
Innocent, Judges .Hanford and Archbald should insist upon
being tried to the limit. Guilty, these judges should be forever
debarred from holding public office of honor or profit.
. The judge who uses his office to fatten his own private fortune
cannot be punished by being permitted to retire.
Pn with those impeachments!
During the Boer war of 1881
one of the sentries of a British!
regiment, having been found
asleep at his post, was tried by
courtmartial and condemned to
'be shot. At the appointed time,
he was marched to a sjSot outside
the camp, and the tnoOps were--drawn
uptto witness the execu
tion of the unfortunate man.
Just as the officer in charge was,
about to give theJorder to fire, a
bullet flew into the group of of
ficers and men, and the prisoner.
fell dead at their feet. The shot
was from the rifle of a concealed
Foer marksman. In "sniping"
the British troops he had unwit
tingly acted as executioner.
A man is really to blame for
ever making, a mistake about any
thing when'he has a young son al
ways ready and willing to advise
Any kid who'd rather be presi
dent than a big league baseball
artist isn't worth having around