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LANCATMtv M1LY JNTEIliGBNCtiti. MONDAY, JOXE 21, 1880.
Lancaster intelligencer. MONDAY EVENING. JUNE 21, 1880. Presidential Aspirants. The friends of some of the Democratic candidates at Cincinnati de net seem te be warned by the fate of the leading candi dates at Chicago and by the numerous lessens of the past which should teach all presidential aspirants, and certainly these who are net the weightiest of the weighty, that they lese all chance of suc cess by beating their drums tee loudly and by thrusting themselves tee persist ently and actively into the position of contestants for the nomination. The two-thirds rule of Democratic national conventions is fatal te the pretensions of weiking candidates. It is the part of prudence for every man who really de hires te be nominated net te appear te be anxious for it. If he is a strong man, with a geed record, he should be content te let that speak for him and rely upon the faithful efforts of a few discreet f liends in his behalf. It must be remem bered that but one man can be chosen out of the many who want te be, and that when the successful one must be the all but unanimous choice of the convention? he has te be a stout warrior if he can affeid te push himself te the front and be the largest of all his competiteis. .1 udge Field's friends,in starting him w itii brass band accompaniments upon the .stieets of Cincinnati discredit their geed sense and their candidate. That is net the way te win or te deserve te win. A judge en the supreme bench should espe cially be caieful, if he wants te be a candi date, te be se with a nole cphcejxiri air. Certainly the natural impulse of the eidinary man is te turn his back upon the presumptuous man ; and lie must be offensively se te the delegates te a presi dential convention who sets out with hired slieuteis te bulldee them into a belief in his .supicmp fitness for the highest office in the land. We aie quite suie that our inclination would be te sit down en all such aspirants ; and it would be a proper feeling. The tvve-tliiids rule is a geed rule just because it cuts down machine can didates and political workers. It doe harm occasionally and often by striking down first-class men who have made ene mies in the honest discharge of their public duties : but it makes up for this by defeating unlit men who seek te weik themselves by devious devices into the candidacy. Nothing could be meie grateful te the patiietic citien than the measure of justice which was meted out te Grant, Blaine and Sherman at Chica go. All of them were unfit for the can didacy, and all had been weiking haul te get it. That the man who took the prize was worse than any of them does net diminish the satisfaction felt at their defeat. It is the most important and useful lessen that can be taught piesi-d.-ntial aspirants that the office is net one te be gained by the tiicks and devices th.it these men were night and day de vising to'feiwaid their ambition. Jehn S'leiman, especially, is an object of exe cution fei the use he sought te make of the public offices te bur supporters for himself. It is infinitely pleasing that lie se lamentably tailed and that lie was cheated in seeking te cheat. He is per manently letiied from the piesidential Held and one bad man is laid in his politi cal giave te the gie.it geed of the coun ceun ti and satisfaction of all decent men. Whoever is nominated at Cincinnati, we hope it will be one who has net in decently sought the nomination. Mr Tilden is the only one who had a pesil b!e excuse fei claiming it, and even lie had no light te de se; for it is nepait of the duty of the Democratic party te lecegnfre the claim of anyone te ellice which is net founded upon his superior fitness for it and stieugtli te be elected te it. Mr. Tilden has made himself obnoxious te a gieat many. Demo crats by his selfish persistence in demand ing the nomination when the geed of the paity did net accord with his pre tensions ; and new that he has with drawn, no one else should be permitted te step ferw aid te the sound of his own trumpets. We would much rather be given a very dark horse than one whose light comes fiem the glare of his own lanterns. There are plenty of geed men in the country whose merits are known te the intelligent delegates and who place the geed of the party befeie their own ambition ; and from the ranks of such the candidate should be chosen. Mr. Tilden's letter declining a renomi renemi renomi natien will be read with interest and great approval by his fellewr Democrats. It is a geed letter. lie declares that the fruit of the Democratic victory of 1S7G v:is lest by no fault of his. He expresses fervently his devotion te our cause. He renounces a renominatien which he believes te be equivalent te an election, because he seeks the quiet of retirement and does net trust his strength te under go the arduous labors of a four years service in the presidential efiice. It is well. ' Soldier rest." General Jehn A. Sutter, the discoverer of geld in Califor nia, and te whose labors probably mere than te these of any ether of the eaily pioneers of the Pacific coast is due the inception of the movement that resulted in the remarkable development of that section of the country, has been gathered te his fathers. His has-been a strangely contradictory career, the turbulent scenes through w hich he passed in the days when his name and fame were fa miliar as household words being in strik ing contrast with the quiet retirement of the latter portion of his lifetime, from which he has passed almost unnoticed te the sleep that knows no waking. The figure he lias left te history is a pictur esque one, and there is a touch of pathos in the contemplation of the fact that the owner of almost limitless acres of the richest soil in the country, dies a pen sioner en the bounty of the government, which has profited se materially by his discoveries. He was a benefactor te his adopted land and new that he has passed from the sphere of active usefulness we may leek for tardy acknowledgment by the government of his eminent services in development ui iut uimviiai icauuitca. The Xew Yerk Sun thinks that the Convention should disregard Mr. Tilden's letter of declinatien.The Sun is very much alone in its thought. We de net lielieve that any member of the convention did net have a pleasurable sensation w hen he heard of this letter. They will grasp at it with eagerness and in their satisfac tion at receiving it they will give Mr. Tilden some very geed weids at which he will be happy if he thinks he conscientiously deserves. Wherefore the Sun sets se much value en Mr. Tilden is quite incempiehensible. It is'net that it believes he will make a precious president, for it thinks it neces sary that Hendricks should go en the ticket with him, te be en hand when lie is taken up among the angel?, as it ex pects him te be shortly. 'PERSONAL. Gi: xt has a strong dislike for seeing his photograph used as a cigar labe'. Speaker Randu.i.'s family has removed te his summer cottage at Easttewn, Ches ter county. General Git nt expects te spend the sum mer in England, visiting his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Grant S.uteris. Edwin B. Mone x, of Aureia. N. Y., has by gift canceled the whole debt, $30, 000. of Wells college, at that place. Cadet Wiuti'aki.k net only was very deficient in philosophy, but he .steed fifty fifty feuith in the chemistry class of fifty-seven. The suit of Miss Ji.smi: Rvyviend against Senatei Bi:n Hill, for seduction, was en Saturday dismissed en the defend ant's dcniuiiei, setting fei th that plaintiffs allegatiensaie false; that the declarations are bad in substance and that there is no cause fei action. it. . l itisw i.Li., late paiagrapher of the Cincinnati JJiaju ircr and who was the editor and funny man of the Oil City Der rick bcfeic the Standard oil company get held of the Iattci pajicr, is back en his natie heath, the oil field of Pennsylvania, being in the cditeiial chair of the new daily papei st.uted at Titusville, the Petro leum World. The World will lepiescnt the interests of the pieduceis as against the monopolies, and in its aggicsive waifarc w ill have the sympathy of that large ele ment of the people who believe in a fair field and no favor. Prof. Cms E. Wim:, feimerly of this city, a son of the lest acienaut, and him self a balloonist of note, has censti acted a large balloon which has been named "The Patnfinder. Ne. 2, ' being a countcipaitef the famous Pathfinder in which Piofcsser Wise made the fatal tiip. It is thhty-si fvt wide and fei ty-tw e feet long and has a lifting power of elc en bundled pound. Its capacity is thiiry thousand cubic feet and its weight is four bundled and seventy live pounds. The material is unbleached muslin, veil diicd and oiled, and the cost is i-left. Piofessei Wise intends te make a piaetical test of the buoyancy of the bal loon at the Centennial gieuuds en .Tulv ."5. MINOR TOPICS. A J) VLTiMem: census enumerator discov ered a coleied hed-can ier aged 112 years, who weiks dailv at hic trade. Ne picsident of the weic low shoes and his veuth. United States ever fancv stockings in Ax esteemed contcmperaiy el the date 17th inst., is a little behindhand in its in in fei matien en cm lent topics when it ven tuics te icin.uk that " if Giant gets beaten he can lecture." Tin: body of the geiilla at the Pennsyl vania hospital was bi ought te this country in a b.uicl of hi m. Temperance people will be glad te knew that a new line of in dustiy has been opened for this fluid. Heretofore it has chiefly been used in man" ufactuiing geiillas out of men. Ohie has three booms en the ground at Cincinnati. Payne and Thurnian confront each ether in biistling attitude while Jewett is kept discreetly in the back back gieund, although their sympathies are manifestly with the senator and in the event of Thurman's candidacy appearing hopeless, it is claimed his sticngth can be transfencd solidly te Jewett. Themas V. ll.ijard. N. i.Sun. Among the scnateis of the United States is one who makes no enemies. A paitisan himself, in times of 1 ettest parti sanship he succeeds iu pieseiving the geed will of his opponents. He is never unkind, discoiutceus, or exasperating in debate; he never draws upon himself the pcisenal animosity of these with whom he is politically in conflict. Serene in his demeanor, gentlemanly in his bcaiing, estimable incvciy way, he passes en through term after term of ser vice, lcspectcd by his colleagues of both pai tics and pointed out te the visitor in the gallery as one of the most notable men in the Senate. His tall, wcll-attiied flguie attracts the stranger's attention. He moves fi em the Democratic te the Republican side of the chamber, and is greeted with equal cordiality en both. When he lises te speak heis hcaid with lespect, for theie is never a sharp or pioveking word leady upon his tongue. His slew, deliberate utterance and well-considered sentences have an impressive effect. The sedate manner and cenect diction seem as proper te him as the symmetry of his tightly buttoned fieck coat. His speeches are logical and and enriched w ith apt class ical allusions. If they de net excite the nearer te enthusiasm it is because they deal, as a nile, with bread, philosophic piinciplcs, lather than with these details efevcry-day politics which move aud in terest the masses. STATJS ITEMS. Cel. James L. Nutting, at euc time a piemiucnt coal operator, and of late a prominent Republican leader in Schuylkill count', died suddenly at Pine Giove, at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, of paralysis. During a diunken quarrel yesterday afternoon in a Pittsburgh rum-shop, Sam uel Bredeiick, a steel worker, had his neck broken and skull fractured by two men kicking him. Alexander Jenes, outside foreman of the Indian Ridge colliery, has been arrested and placed under $1,000 bail in Pottsville, en the charge of having defrauded the company by drawing wages en fictitious names of workmen. Peter Nelsen, a one-handed man, who for thirty years sold papers en the Nor wich and Worcester railroad, in Connecti cut, lest his position two weeks age, it be ing taken by the Adams express company, On Sarnrrlnv Iia inflirfi1 hirfn cnfe nn uis uead with the back of an axe and is ex-1 jjculcu lu uic muih mss ei uiueu. TILDEN'S UECLIXATIOIT. A 1'atrlntlc Kevlew or I'eUttc 1'Mt mill lreant. Last night the New Yerk delegation held a meeting at the Grand hotel and or ganized by cheesing Daniel Manning chair man and S. H. Ualliday sccictary. Mr. Peckham icadthu following letter from Samuel J. Tilden : Nkw Yekk, June 18. Te the delegates from the State of Xew l'erk te the Demo cratic National Contention : Your first as sembling is an occasion en which it is proper for me te state te you my relation te the nomination for the presidency, which you and jour associates aie commissioned te make iu behalf of the Democratic paity of the United States. Having passed my early years in an atmosphere filled with the traditions of the war which secured our national independence, and of strug gles which made our continental system a gevei nment fur the people and by the people, I learned te idolize the insti tutions of my country and was edu cated te believe ft the duty of every citi zen of the republic te put his fair allot ment of care aud trouble te public a f fails. I fulfilled that duty te the best of my ability for forty years as a private citi zen. Although during all my life, giving at least as much thought and etlbit te public affairs as te all oilier objects, Ihae never accepted official sci vice except for a bi ief period and for a special purpose, and only when the occasion seemed te require of me that sacrifice of private preferences te public interests. My life has been sub stantially that of a private citizen. It was, I presume, the success of efforts, in which as a private citizen I had sh.ucd, te over over theow a corrupt combination thou holding dominion iu our inetiopelis aud te puiify the judiciary, which had become its tool, that induced the Democracy of the state in 1874 te nominate me for governor. This was done in spite of the pretests of a minority that the p.ut 1 had borne m these reforms had cicatcd antagonisms fatal te me as a can didate. I felt constrained te accept the nomination as the most certain means of putting the power of the gubernatorial of fice en the side of reform and of lemeving the impression, wherever it prevailed, that the faithful discharge of oue's duty as a citizen is fatal te his usefulness as a public seivant. The breaking up of the canal ring, the better management of our public weiks, the large reduction of taxes and ether reforms accomplished dining my administration doubtless occasioned my nomination for the presi dency by the Democracy of the Union in the hope that similar piecesses would be applied te the federal government. Frem the responsibilities of such an undertaking, appaling as it seemed te me, I did net feel at liberty te shrink. In the canvass which ensued, the Democratic party represented leferm iu the administration of the federal government and a lcstoia lcsteia lcstoia tien of our complex political system te the puic ideas of its founders. Upen these issues the people of the United States, by a majority et mere than a quarter el a million chose a majority of the elceteis te cast their votes for the Democratic can didates for piesidcnt and vice president. It is my right and privelege here te say that I was nominated and elected te the presidency abselutely free from any en gagement in respect te the exercise of the powers or disposal of its patrenages. Through the whole period of my relation te the presidency I did everything in my power te elevate and nothing te lower the moral standards iu the competition of par ties. By what nefarious means the basis of a false count was laid in several of the states I need net recite. These arc new matters of history, about which whatever diversity of opinion may have existed in either of the great paities of the country at the time of their consummation has since practically disappeared. I refused te ransom from the returning beards of the southern states the documentary evi dence by the suppression of which and by the substitution of fraudulent and forged papers a pictext was made for the perpetration of a false count. The constitutional duty of the two houses of Congress te count the electoral votes as cast, and te give effect te the will of the people as expressed by their suffrages, was never fulfilled. An electoral commission, for the existence of which I have no re sponsibility, was formed, and te it the two Houses of Congress abdicated their duty te make' the count by a law enacting that the count of the commission should stand as final, unless overruled by the concur rent action of the two Houses. Its false count was net overruled, owing te the complicity of a Republican Senate with the Republican majority of the com mission, controlled by its Republican ma jerity of eight te seven. The electoral commission counted out the men elected by the people aud counted in the men net elected by the people. That sub version of the election created a new issue for the decision of the pee ple of the United States transcending in importance ull questions of administra tion. It involved vital principles of self government thieugh elections by the people. The immense growth of the means of corrupt influence ever the ballot ballet box, which is at the disposal of the party having possession of the executive admin istration, had already become a present evil, and a great danger, tending te make the election irrespensive te public opinion, hampering the power of the people te change their rule and enabling the men holding the machinery of the government te continue and perpetuate their power. It was my opinion in 1870 that the opposi tion attempting te change the administra tion needed te include at least two-thirds of the voters at the opening of the canvass iu order te retain a majority at the election. If, after such obstacles had been overcome and a majority of the peo ple had voted te change the administration of the government, the men in office could still proceed te a false count founded upon frauds, peijury and forgeries furnishing a pretext of documentary evidence en which te base that false count, and if such a tran saction were net only successful, but if after allotments of its benefits were made te its contrivers, abettors and apologists by the chief beneficiary of the transaction, it was condoned by the people, a practical destruction of elections by the people would have been accomplished. The failure te install the candidate chosen by the people, a contingency con sequent upon no act or emission of mine and beyond my control, has thus left me for the last three years and until new, when the Democratic party, by the dele gates in national convention assembled, shall chose a new leader, the involuntary but necessary representative of this mo mentous issue, as such denied the immuni ties of public life without the powers con ferred by public station, subject te unceas ing falsehoods and calumnies from the partisans of an administration laboring in vain te justify its existence. I have never theless steadfastly endeavored te present the same te the Democratic party of the United States. The supreme issues before the peeple for their decision next Novem ber are whether this shall be a government by the sovereign people through election or a government by discarded servants holding ever by force and fraud ; and I have withheld no sacrifice and neglected no opportunity te upheld, organize and consolidate against the enemies of the representative institution of the great party which alone under Ged can effectu ally resist the overthrew. Having new borne faithfully my full share of the labor and care in public service, and wearing the marks of its burdens, I desire nothing se much as an honorable discharge. I wish te lay down the honors and toils of even quasLparty leadership, and te seek the re pose ei private me. in renouncing a re' nomination for the presidency I de se with no doubt in my mind as te the vote of the state of New Yerk or of the United States, butbecause I believe that it is a renuncia tion of the re-election of the presidency. Te theso who think my nomination and re-election indispcusiblc te an effectual vindication of the right of the people te elect their luleis-, violated in my person. I have accorded as long a reserve of my de cision a possible, but 1 cannot oveicemo my repugnance te enter into a new en gagement, which involves four jears of ceaseless toil. The dignity of the presi dential office is above a merely personal ambition, but it creates in me no illusion. Its value is as a great power for goed'to the country. I said four years age. in accepting the nomination : "Knewing as I de, therefore, fiem ficsh experience hew gieat the dif ference is between gliding thieugh an ofT efT cial leutiue and working eutja refei in of systems and policies, it is impossible for ine te contemplate what needs te be done in the federal administration without anx ious sense of the difficulties of the under taking. If summoned by thu suffrages of my countrymen te attempt this weik, I shall endeavor with (.Sed's help te be tie efficient iiistiuinent of tlieii will. Such a work of renovating aftei m. my jears of misrule, such a reform of sys tems and policies te which I would cheei fully have saceificed all that re mained te me of health and life, is new, I fear, bejeud my strength. With unfeigned thanks for the honeis bestowed upon me, with a lieu t swelling' with )nioliens of gratitude te the Demo cratic masses (or the suppeit which tliey have given te the cause I represented and their confidence iu every emergency, I re main yeui fellow citizen. Svmui.l J. Tildi:x. ' LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.. Cuiiie, the slayer of Ben Pinter, the actor, has been acquitted iu Mai shall, Tex., en the plea of insanity. Linar Gallagher, aged 1 1, fatally shot Sid Mullins, aged 15, dining a quanel, at Lancaster, Ky., en Satin day. The finance committee of the Bosten and Albany railroad diiccteis have re re re poited in favor of an advance of teu per cent, in wages, te take effect June 1. The icpei ted death of the famous $20, 000 trotter Piospeie. turns out te have been premature. Undcrskillful veterinary care he is quite likely te recover. The Volunteer life guaid rescued from diewning Dr. Harris and sister, of Phila delphia, aud an unknown gentleman at the feet of Pennsylvania avenue, Atlantic City, en Saturday. A Jcisey City, ycstciday afternoon, Michael Kane, aged 10 yeais, was shot in the head aud instantly killed by a boy named Donehus. Ne cause is assigned lei the deed. Denehue was ai rested. The game of billiaids Satuiday night at Tammany hall, N. Y., between Champien Jacob bchaeller anil Geeigc b . blossen re sulted in the defeat of the feimcr by a sceic of GOO te 470. Baseball : At Washington Nationals 3, Baltimore 2. At Pievidcncc Piovidcnce 8, Buffalo 3. At Tiey Cleveland 18, Tiey G. At Weicester Chicago 8, Woices Weices tcr 7. Yesterday afternoon Michael Kane, aged 10 jears, was shot in the head and instant ly killed at Jcisey City by a boy named James Denehue. Ne cause was assigned for the deed. Denehue was arrested. Jeseph Whitley, of Trenten, while bath ing at Sea View Park, Ocean county, Sat uiday evening, was carried eat te .sea by the undertow and was diewned. His body was recovered te-day. The seventy-two hour ' go-as-you-please," at Bosten, twelve benis each daj, ended en Satuiday night, with the follow ing result : Albeit, 3S0 miles ; Laceusc, 338 ; Baiber, 3"2 ; Donevan, 320 ; Reg mault, 313. Rev. Samuel Rebbius Brown, one of the earliest missionaries te China and Japan, thieugh whose efforts some of the fiist Chinese bej's were sent te America te be educated, died at Menson, Massachusetts, yestciday morning, aged 70 yeais. The census supervisor of Cincinnati has made a footing up of the work of the enumciateis. With fifteen districts net fully reported, the population of the city is 24G,1."5'5. Counting the immediate subuibs, claim will be made of a population of 300, 000 iu leund numbcis. At Richmond, Ind., a boiler at Kendall & Barnes' oil mill exploded en Satuiday. Jehn Staley was instantly killed. Herman Cairingten, the engineer, had his head, face and limbs severely scalded and a num ber of ether employees were mere or less seriously injured. Jehn A. Shcppaid and family and AVil liam Billiard camped near Cem tnej, Texas, en Friday night. The men quai relied and renewed the quarrel en Satuiday morn ing, when Bullaid was killed. Shcppard escaped, leaving his wife and children in the camp. At Pert Jcrvis N. Y., James Reuikc. a track walker in the employ of the Eric rail way, lay down with his head en the track at the stairway yesterday morning and went te sleep. An expiess train stiuck and instantly killed him. He was the sec ond husband of a woman whose fiist hus band was killed at the same place aud in the same manner. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. General Sutter's Funeral. The funeral services of General Jehn A. Sutter took place at 3 o'clock p. m. en Saturday last at the Chailcs Mades hotel, corner of Third street and Pennsylvania avenue, Washington, D. C, Rev. Bj'ren Sunderland, D. D., officiating and pleach ing the fuueral sermon. The remains of deceased were then taken in charge by the following pall bearers : Gen. Jehn Hammend, M. C, New Yerk ; Cel. J. S. Tichcner, Cel. A. B. Schacffer, A. M. Kennedy, esq., Capt. Peter Alabach. Capt. C. P. Crandall, Cel. James Pierce, E. O. F. .Hastings, esq., alj of Washington, and Hen. Jehn Hitz, Swiss consul. All of the pall bearers ex cept Censul Hitz are ed Californians and waim personal friends of Gen. Sutter. The remains were taken from the hotel te the depot of the Baltimore and Potomac railroad and conveyed thence by rail te this city, II. II. Tshudy, esq., of Lititz, having special charge of them. They ar rived here shortly after midnight, whence they were conveyed te his late residence by Frederick Brimmer, liveryman. The funeral will take place en Thursdaj- after noon in the Moravian burj'ing ground. Geu. Sutter's surviving family consists of his widow and a grand-daughter, Mrs. Hull. Reautlful Present. P. E. Slaymaker, the courteous and obliging deputy prothenotary, has been presented with a beautiful driving whip by one of his friends. The whip is silver mounted and has Mr. Slaymaker' s name neatly engraved upon it. The letter accompanying-the present had a piece of poetry in it, which would de credit te Longfellow or Whittier. TUB DISBARMENT CASE. Cletii or the Argument in tlie s,uprcme Court en Saturday Morning, eyMr. " Key nelrix mid Cel. McClure. Mr. Rcj uelds introduced his aigunient with a pretty exordium et five or six min utes dotatien before he get dew n te the law of his paper book, lie said that he argued the case without any personal feeling ; he had a high legaid for the j-eting gentlemen who suffered fiem the action el the ceuit below. The person whom he represented and who was privately concerned in the case ( meaning Judge Patterson ) had in stiucted him te avoid all personal criticism. The conduct of the appellants had been resented out of the belief that this was due te the court, which they had sought te bring into contempt and whose usefulness was thereby seriously affected. Mr. Rejnelds proceeded te take up in detail the points made by the appellants' counsel and te an swer them with argument and citations of authei ities which were only applicable upon the basis upon which he proceeded, which was that the at tide published in thel.NTix i.ir.KM'Kii was a libel and was se admitted by its editeis te be, because thej' did net disavow it when summoned by the ceuit te explain it. Twe cases fiem Neith Carolina were cited as en "all fours" with this case. There was no need of a conviction for libel te base the action of. the ceuit upon, when the libel was confessed. Mr. Rejnelds, dur ing his aigunient, made a statement of the facts of the Snjder case, in which he de clared that Mr. Brown had made a careful examination of the commonwealth's wit nesses before he lepertcd te the district attorney that there was no case against Snyder ; and said that en his second trial all the facts had been laid befeie the jury and he had been aquitted upon his pica of net guilty and feimcr acquittal. But he did net mention that the ceuit had in stiucted the jurj- that as no evidence had been iiitieduccd except as te the acts com plained of in thu fiist trial the plea of a former acquittal entitled the defendant te be found net guiltj Mr. Reynolds spoke of the licentiousness of the press which required cuibing, and of the great hann that would come te the country if the judiciary was net protected from its un justifiable assaults. He did net claim that the decisions of a ceuit could net be freely criticised for their unsoundness, but he insisted that its integrity should be free liein assaults at the hands of the attorneys. Mi. Reynolds closed with a pci oration in well chosen language after talking an hour and a-half. The membcis of the court appeared veiy restless tow aids the conclusion, and the chief justice intciiuptcd the speaker in his last weids te tell him that his time was up. During Mr. Rejnelds" argument the ceuit loom filled up with mcmbeis of the bar and ladies of the city attracted te hear Cel. McCIuic, who began, as is his cus tom, in a low tone of voice which gave premise of a seveic disappointment te the audience in the rear, but he sheitlj warm ed up into a strain of earnest oiateij' which was well sustained tluougheut and, with the interesting nature of his argu ment and the beautiful language in which it was couched, secured the breathless at tentien of his audience during the fifty minutes in which he was peimitted te speak. lie dismissed the law and the facts of the judges' case as presented ly tlieii counsel and in their paper book iu the very briefest but most effective waj. Fer the facts he simply lefci red te the answer of the appellants, in which they stated under oath that their "publication was made in geed faith, without malice and for the pub lic geed," and whk-h was therefore net a libel upon the ceuit. Under the well recognized law the appellants sworn answer must be taken as ti ue, unless dis dis pieved bj- testimony, of which there net only is none in this case toceutiovcititbut new hei e in the decision of Judge Patter son was it held, as maintained new by counsel, that this was a confessed libel upon him. As te the deep personal inter est in this case, which Mr. Reynolds thought that he had in this case as a lawyer and an editor, it seemed te him that he was main taining Mr. Reynolds' interest rather than his ew n. If he was ejected from one pio pie pio fessien he had the ether te fall back upon for a livelihood, but if Mr. Reynolds should suffer disbaimcnt fiem the arbitrary act of a judge he w euld be w itheut occupation. If the license was given Judge Pattci son which he claimed, he would in a few years be a candidate for renominatien, and with the use of the peculiar practices prevalent in Lancaster ceuntj' primaries, he might succeed upon a set of locked up returns. The time might well be foretold te come in which Mr. Reynolds himself would have cause te cry out for piotcctien against the unrestrained power of a judge se chosen. He maintained that it was as much the interest of the pi ess te protect the judi cial j' as it was that of the judiciaiy te pro tect the press. The one should conserve the ether. In the ranks of both there weic uuweithy members, and net mere he thought in the press than in the judiciaiy. Ner had there been mere license used bjr the press iu denunciation of members of the judiciaiy than had been practiced by judges in condemnation of their biethcr judges. And Mr. MeClure pieccedcd te illustrate this statement with a long list of Pennsylvania cases in which judges had se verely h nulled each ether. The supreme judges dining its recital were evidently greatly amused and interested. It was very fresh and novel matter for them and as they had pcisenal knowledge of the cases and in some of ihcm ceitain of their membeis had been involved, they were in a continual chuckle, with the audience, ever the juicy dish set before them. Ne. bedj' else in the state but Colonel MeClure could have presented it ; no one else would have recalled the facts se aptly There is net much in the political history of the state that he docs net knew, and he con veys his knowledge with a vivid pictur esqucness which makes him incom parable iu speech and conversa tion en such subjects. He referred te the case of Hele s. Rittcnheusc where the chief justice had delivered in wrath a diatribe upon the lower court. " Who was it?" whispered Justice Mcrcur te Chief Justice Sharswood, "Black," replied Sharswood. Then Mr. MeClure spoke of the letter of the late chief justice (Agnew) in the campaign of 1878, which he thought Justice Sterrett found te be interesting reading. The readers of the Intelligex cer will recollect its spiciness and severity. The Cellins case in 8th Watts was then cited as ene whose licentious criticism upon the sovereign power emptied every judicial seat in Pennsylvania, through the change it caused in the mode of selecting the judges. Judge Bayard of Fajette was next ex posed in the pillory for his unjustifiable use of his arbitrarj power te abuse a suitor iu his court, who horsewhipped him for it outside, at the adjournment, and whose sentence therefer was remitted bj-a pardon obtained because it was universal ly held that the judge deserved all that he get ; and that in day when, Mr. MeClure pointedly ebseivcd "pardons were net a in ittcr of favor. " Judge Irwin, of Yerk, was introduced as a judge se unfit for his place that his bar was reduced te despera tion. It sought te get rid of him bj' per suading him te mil for Congress, but the judge refused the bait and undertook te bring theatteiuuj.s te account forendeavor ferendeavor forendeaver ingto biibe him te rcsigu. They were com pelled te lefuse te piactise before him, until he was finally forced out. Judge Neil, of Chester was another judicial can- didate, whose absolute viciousness it was impossible te be silent about. But all these men, under the doctrine of the court below, were te be safe fiem criticism by a "licentious" press. Even the great Chief Justice Gibsen had subjected himself te just criticism in resigning the sheit frag ment of his teim and obtaining a reap pointment te the bench for fifteen jeais fiem the governor, prier te the taking effect el the new constitutional piovisien making the judges elective. This was a palpable trick te avoid the popular will and se weakened him in popular esteem that when he came up for renominatien he was only saved by the exertion and vote of the justice fiem Tewanda (Mercui) and one ether delegate in the convention. The Shippcn impeachment case and the Austin case were also referred te. "By a mistake, said Colonel Mc Cluie, "which can hardly be se called save bj' charity, it has been declar ed by the ether side that the publication they complain of has been admitted te be a libel bj' the disbaned editors. That statement is absolutely false. My clients have in their answer distinctly declared te the ceuit below that it was an honest pub lication of what they believed te be tiue, and we challenged a travel se of that an swer then, as we challenge it ujw. It was the duty of these editors te criticise the action of the ceuit tiuthfully ; if they did it untiuth fully they are ready te be dis baned, when convicted. Ne such case as this has ever ecCuued even in England where the aibitraiv power of judges is se much mere maiked than it ever has been admitted te be in this cenntiy, whee institutions it se much mere repugnant te. Mr. McCluie then reviewed the Huist case; ami the Gieevj case, where it ccmed te be a tight rate between human nature and the judge, who decided tli.it he had full power te dis bar and ought te de se, but he wouldn't. The NoithCaieliua cases cited bv thcethei side Mr. McCiuie said afiitmed the posi tion taken by the appellants ; for there the editeis were net disbired, because they avowed that what thej had said had been s.tid without malice and fei the pub lic geed ; just what was said here. The address of Abraham Lincoln en the Died Scott ca-c aud the flood of denuncia tion fiem Republican Iav.veis and politi cians poured out upon Judge Tanej- for that decision were cited. There was i.e disbaimcnt of Lincoln. Judge Patteisen, the judicial pigmy, did it : Judge Taney, the judicial giant,did net. Bj- the doctrine of the ceuit below it would be said bj' the bench te its accusers : In the omnipe tence of the judicial aim, I slaj- you : And thej- were dead. Can this judgment stand if you sustain it? asked Mr. MeClure, and he answered it cannot. He icteireu te the conscrip tion case, the Passmeie case and ethers that weie followed by the act of 1S30, checking the power of the judges. The Peck case pieduced the act of 1831. The Dickens case was followed bj' the restrict ing act of 1870, and the Gicevy, Faiquhar and Wright cases secured the act of 1870, giving an appeal te this ceuit. At every step made by the judicial y in asseitien of aibitrary pewci the sovereign power has forbade it. Between us be the tiuth. If this power, claimed bj the court below, te muzzle the mouths of its attorneys, in just denunciation of its wieugful acts of any kind, is sustained here, that pe.ver will net remain. Cel. McCluie closed his eloquent speech of about fifty minutes te the great regret of an audience and ceuit that gavu him all its attention. The dibit wen the adniira tien ami applause of all. It was eloquence in its highest exemplification. He took the one great issue of the case and illus tratcd and vindicated it in cveiy word. His aim was te pieve the libcity of everj' man te justlj' criticise a judge as freely as anj' ether public officer, responsible te the law applied te all te restrain malicious speech. He held that strength of the bench must be found in the inlegiitj' and ability of its members, net in a free dom fiem criticism, damning te the liber ties of the. people. Mr. McCluie spoke with an earnestness commensurate with the great impeitance of the case and his own deep interest in it. Gene, te the Conentlen. In addition te these mentioned Pvtui daj the following paities I....e 1 iu thi.s city for Cincinnati ; Benjamin F. Davis, esq., Jacob Pentz, Frederick Yeagcr, Jehn Pentz, Han j- A. Miley, Philip Zecher, C. AV. Eckeit, Jacob Halt man, Frank Mett fet, Jehn II. Dellaven, Geerge W. Simp Simp eon. Martin Ilildebrand, J. W. Leber, I. Kauffmau and Enniracl Hanibiight, most of these gentleman startcil at 1 1 o'clock yesterday. The Samuel J. Randall club passed we-4 en a special train at 2 o'clock ycstciday afternoon. The train did net step and the large crowd in the depot were sadly disappointed. A.J. Steinm.in, esq., of the Inti:i,mokx Inti:i,mekx cuii, left for Cincinnati te-day at 11 o'clock. et a Candidate. W. Scott Brady, of Millersville, says that he was net a candidate for the cornet voted ferat the late Baptist festival. Never collected a cent for that purpose, and knew nothing about it until the committee asked him te hand in his money. Tne Lecal Tobacco Trade. A packing of 160 cases or 1879 Pennsyl vania was sold last week te a New Yerk house, and several ether sales are said te have taken place, but dealers continue verj' reticent as te their transactions. Anether rumor that has prevailed dur ing the week is that the 1879 crop, especi ally the fillers is damaging badly, and that many packers have been compelled te open aud repack their stock. A careful inquiiy anieng them would seem te estab lish the fact that very little dam age has taken place. There has been some repacking and resorting, but no mere damaged goods have been found than in former years, and nearly nil the dam ageaveraging from four te fifteen pounds per case has been among the fillers, which did net cost mere than from 3 te e cents per pound. The rumor of extensiv e damaging is supposed te have been staitcd by parties who held Connecticut or 187S Pennsylvania, and want te give the 1S79 crop a "black eye." The young plants of the coming wep of 1880 have nearly all been set out, the only planting new being done being the reset ting of plants killed by the cut-worm or ether cause. The weather has been favor able, aud the plants leek well and premise a big crop. Cans' Kepert. 1,300 cases 1S79, New England, of which 1,183 Ilou-atenic. 21 te 23c; balance East Haitferd, seconds and fillers. 100 cases 1878, New England, wrapper. 13 te 2le. 1,000 cases 1879, Pennsylvania asseited, 1 1 te 22c. HOO cases 1878, Pennsylvania till ers, 9 te 101 ; wrappeis, 18 te 30. 44 cases 1878, Ohie, private terms. 100 cases sun dries, !te 18c. Total, 3,054 cases. lH'1'Jfc.U EM) .NElVs. 1'rum Our Mount Jej Correspondent. About half-past nine o'clock en Satur day evenjng fire was discovered in Harry A. Wade's barn, a short distance north of the Gieenawalt house, Elizabethtown. and in a sheit time the whole building was brightly illuminated with the flames. An alauii was immediately sounded and en leaching flie place a mew containing a lead of hay was found te be en the, the Hames sheeting up te the raftcis. With almost superhuman efforts the citizens, with buckets of water, checked the flames until the steamer arrived, when they were fortunately extinguished. Hew the lire originated is unknown. One supposi tion is that a match had hta-ii dieppcd among some chaff" en which the hay was p'accd. Mr. Eli Deuchtrick, who cultivated the faun, had been annual the bain and had closed the doeis sum,. time befeie the fire occurred and docs imt think it the work of an incendiary. Tin timbers were somewhat chaired and ti e less will fall below 30. A heise attached te a buggv, the piepeity of Jacob Wagnei, of It.iphe township, dashed through East Main street, Mount Jey, en a gallop, about tt.i o'clock en Saturdaj' night. The hoi-e continued running until he i cached home, a distance of three miles, and Miuiigc te say the shafts were only broken. Maitin Ilildebrand, of thN place, left .n Sunday afternoon for the Cincinnati con vention. A pait of the hay ciep has Ie"!i 'mewed and at some places yields nitur largely than was anticipated, there Ihmii a four-heise lead te the acre. Seme of tin wheat was reaped last week, but the weik begins generally te-day. The toluece is growing nicely and leeks exceeding!, fine. The census enumeration being cnii plctcd, foots up a total of 1728 for Mt. .!.. This does net include the soldiers orphan's school, aud is about 70 less than ten yens age. On Satuiday a little son of Jehn Matter, below town, bieke his nose by letting a table leaf strike it. TAKGKT riCAUTICK Geed Slioetiiig ami Celli I'rl.es. The target sheeting at Wild Ilariy's gallery in Centre square last week was well attended by the crack niaiksmcii of this city, the attiactien being the geld badges offered as prizes for the best shots. The first prize was awaulcd te the man who could make the greatest number of successive bull-eyes at a distance of 7.1 feet the bull-eye being about an inch and a half in diameter. This prize was wen by Philip Lebzclter who made 98 bull eyes successively. , The second prize was a wan fed te the man who made the best score at a Creed Creed mere 1,000 yards target, reduced iu size te suit a fifty-feet practice the bull-eye being less that an inch in diameter. Each contestant was allowed 10 shots ; a bull eyc counted 5, an inner 4 and an outer 3. The prize was wen by J. A. Killian, who made nine bull-eyes and one inner, scoring 49 out of a possible eO. A STKIKt'. Labercre Demand Higher W.ig-4. On Saturday evening Mayer MacGenigle received a note signed by twenty-five or thirty laborers employed iu the repair of the eastern city reservoir, in which they siated that they would net go te weik en Monday unless their wages (81 per day for a man and $2 per day for man with horse and cart) were increased te 81.2"i for a man and $2.25 for man, horse and cart. This morning the men were all en hand, but as neither the mayor nor the superin tendent of water works has any authority te increase their pay they refused te go te work. The pay of the laborers is fixed by city council, and can only be increased by eider of these bodies. It is thought that ether labercis can easily be elftaincd te take the place of the strikeis and that the work of repairing the reservoir will net be much delayed. m Jlreukilewn. Yesterday Clayte Myers, Abraham Kel ler, Andrew Leibley and Jehn W. 3Ientzer took a drive te the country in a two-horse carriage. At Landisville the wheel broke from the vehicle, and all were tin own out, Mr. Leibley was severely bruised. Alter the accident the gentlemen borrowed a butcher's wagon in which they came te town. Sunday Scheel Association. Mr. Whitney, president ; Mr. Vail, treas urer and Edward S. Wagener, secretary et the State Sabbath Scheel association, will come te this city en Friday, for the pur pose of making arrangements for the state convention, which will be held here some? time during the fall. r-