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THE HIAUINN» MEETING SAT«/
DAY EVENING, 13'US INST The late Democratic, now termed the Ma ginnis party, held a political " jtunberee" in front of "Our Sample Rooms," Main street, Helena, on the evening of the 13th inst. The time set for the meeting was auspicious for collecting a crowd ; and a week's advertising in the Gazette , the placarding of the county with posters, and the activity of a half dozen paid strikers in stirring up the "faithful" in the outside camps and way-places, sufficed in getting together fully as many people as gath ered in front of the International on Thurs day evening, on the occasion of Mr. Ciagett's impromptu, ratification. Mr. R. H. Williams was made Chairman of the meeting, and delivered a flowery little speech of ten min utes' length, in the course of which he pass ingly referred to Maginnis, and besought the voters who heretofore had identified them selves with the deceased Democracy to walk with him (Williams) in the green pastures of the "new departure." Mr. W. has fine ora torical powers, and is a fluent and finished declamer; but neither his hoad or heart, evi dently, was " in for the fight" for Maginnis, and he greatly failed to do himself justice a$ a popular speaker. Hon. Tom. Napton, of Deer Lodge, was introduced first on the list of advertised "stumpers," and stepped nimbly to the front of the platform as the Chairman pronounced his name. Mr. N. is a prepossessing young man of some thirty-four years, with a finely modulated voice, and his distinct, moderately pitched utterance reached every listener. He spoke briefly,—not more than twenty min utes,—principally confining himself to na tional issues. He climbed upon the shoulders of "Uncle Horace" very awkwardly, we must confess, and not knowing exactly how he managed to get there himself, was not pecu liarly happy in directing the late Democracy how they could most gracefully mount Mr. Greeley also. Mr. Napton showed by the delicacy with which he treated of our Terri torial contest, that his "heart was on the ground" for Maginnis, and that the mention of the doughty Italian's name failed to awaken a single hearty response from his audience. The speaker was undoubtedly fully convinced before he finishod his remarks that the nomi nation of Air. Alaginnis was an error of more gravity than he had before realized, and that a moiety only of the assemblage present were favorable to the election of the late junior of the Gazette. It was remarked by more than one in the crowd, before the speaker closed, that the Deer Lodge Convention made its great mistake when it failed to take Tom. Napton as its candidate. We are not sorry a bit that Mr. N. was not the nominee of that Convention, and are entirely content with Mr. Maginnis, whom Billy Clagett can and will easily and overwhelmingly defeat. Air. Cavanaugh was next called for. Mr. Thoroughmun, of St. Louis, popped up in stead, and talked in a rambling way for five minutes. Failing to get his hand in Tom. handsomely apologized, left Alaginnis out in the cold, and—and glided away satisfied that he had got into the wrong meeting house. "Our Jim" succeeded to the rostrum, and devoted fifteen minutes to a skirmish fire on Mi. Clagett—winding up with an open and full endorsement of Horace Greeley. The name of Air. Maginnis did not, so far as we know, pass his lips, and he uttered no war cry for his old political followers to take up in the contest for Delegate. Mr. Harvey English, of the Sheriff's office, was next summoned, and that consistent political roust-a-bout went through a five minutes exhortation to "Democrats" to stand by the straight-out ticket. His speech incensed and enraged the old regulars of the party, who remembered the flopping propen sities of Air. E., and not a few of the Mis sourians in the crowd swore that that let them out for good with Mr. Maginnis. Air. English bolted the straight ticket last year, and it was in the worst possible bad taste for the managers of Alaginnis to select Air. Eng lish as the man to advise Democrats to " stand square by the party." The whole sum and substance of the matter amounts to just this : Air. Clagett gains about 100 good Democratic votes through the ill-timed speech of the un fortunate English. Air. Woolfolk was loudly called for in the fearful dilemma into which Air. English had placed himself and others, and thq gentleman emerged from his aristocratic quarters and sauntered out upon the hotel balcony. He commenced about "laughing waters" and " purling rills," showing that he carries his avocation into politics and oratory. He wonted to go to supper, but in view of all the failures the few and faithful insisted that he should go ou. On the new departure, however, he was " out of soap," and he went back to the war. It was a curious feature of a Greeley ratification meeting that he ap pealed to his Alissouri and Southern friends by the memory of their smoking and deso lated homes, by their Confederate dead, to vote for that Union Irish soldier, Maginnis. He forgot .that he himself was the man that carried fire and the sword through Alissouri. He shook in their faces the homes he had burned and the dead by his own hand. He disgusted the Liberal Republicans and ex cited the contempt of the Southruns of "whom he is not which. ' Now, as for the Montana Democracy, Woolfolk cannot aid them. He should cor respond with Brick Pomeroy. He has red hot speeches of the character which Brick like«, but which our friend Wilkinson, of the Gazette, has very recently gone back on, and Bi ich no longer rules ' u the councils of the Montrant Democracy. Woolf oik has been superceded. His voice is yet for "war," but the faithful have given no orders for any more of that kind which was conducted by Woolfolk and Maginnis. When these men in Lewis and Clarke adopted Cincinnati and Greeley they thought it best to leave ven geance to the Almighty and forget the war. Mr. Woolfolk, with aristocratic habits and tastes, is just beginning to remember when wisdom say8 forget. He remembers the war because he was of it. There would be less impudence in his proffered advice if he had been on the other side. We do not seek to misrepresent or belittle in the slightest degree, the meeting of the defunct Democracy Saturday night. Wc say it was respectable as to numbers and compo sition, as a large number of Republicans and their independent allies were in the crowd. We say it was a gigantic failure, as compared with any of the Democratic meetings held in this city last year, in point of life and enthu siasm. The meeting was as utterly undem onstrative as is the Democratic party, now buried finally and forever in Its grave. It betokens, most surely, the utter apathy and Indifference of old Democrats who have fought and bled in the party for à life-time, to secure, under a new organization and an unskilled leader, the successes which they struggled so pertinaciously to win in the contests of the past. Farewell, Democracy! Farewell Ma ginnis! . MAGINNIS AT HOG'EXI. Cool Reception of the Italian Candi date. 8fmimgvu.ee, July 15th, 1872. To the Editor of the Herald. About 8 o'clock, p. m., last evening, (Sun day) a Democratic meeting was called to or der by electing Air. Jefferson Lowery Chair man; soon after the modest Major Alaginnis took his seat alongside the Chairman. Mr. Lowery then introduced the Major to the small audience, consisting of about a dozen Democrats and Republicans all told. The Alajor commenced by an allusion to his native modesty, stating thnt his friend Cavanaugh had a face as hard as a government mule, and he thought his face was going through the same process, and that before the first Monday in August, he expected to be in the same fix. He told the few "unterrified" present that he was the man to represent them; that Air. Clagett had signally failed; that he had done nothing for the Territory—received no favors from Congress; but if elected, he could get the people of the Territory all they wanted. He Baid he had always been a Dem ocrat; that he came from a State where he had always cast his vote in the minority, but he was now satisfied that his star of useful ness was now to be appreciated by the Dem ocrats of Montana, and he congratulated the Ilog'em Democrats on a united party. Demo crats of all nationalities were united on Gree ley and Brown, and last but not least Magin nis. In this flight of oratory, he jumped off the rostrum, during the profound stillness of his audience, which must have been to the Major rather cooling at least for his Congres sional aspirations. Comlywas called for by one individual posted in the programme, and "Ansom Any" came forward and was introduced to the audi ence by aforesaid Loweiy. He congratulated the Democrats present that they lived in the good old county of Jefferson, named after the author of the party of which he waB happy to say he was one; and reverted to the names of the counties of Gallatin, Madison and Lewis and Clarke. It was not exactly clear that Lewis and Clark were Democrats, but then they were sent ont by a Democratic ad ministration as explorers of the great North west, which was, according to his deductions, all the same as this section being Democratic and peculiarly adopted for Democracy from that day until the unfortunate split of last year, when his Irish fellow-citizens so "in gloriously fled from the field." But he patted them on the back by holding out to their gaze what the Democracy hod done in Deer Lodge by nominating Aim-tin the Alajor for them to vote for next August. These remarks didnot appear to suit the Alissourians present, but they, as well as the six others present, showed their high regard for the speaker by maintaining a profound silence, that resem bled what it really was, Alartin's political funeral. Having delivered himself thusly, he, too, jumped from the rostrum. Col George was next called for by the same individual, and for fear the call would not be repeated, the Col. bobbed up without the for mal introduction of the polite Chairman. He congratulated the Democracy on thé fact that there were still a few left, and that few were united on all past differences, stating that Horace Greeley and Gratz Brown had come over to the Democrats, and that Greeley and Brown, Alaginnis & Co. had formed a com plete and lasting armistice in regard to former political differences; and that they (the Dem ocracy) had agreed to forget Horace's "on to Richmond ;" also had agreed to say nothing about Horace's little failings as to his aboli tion proclivities, high protective tariff, etc. The CoL then recited Martin the Major's ser vices for Warren Toole last year. The Alajor had spoken fourteen times in Deer Lodge county for Toole, and that overywHftre he spoke gave a majority for Toole. [In this the Col's, memory is not in conformity with the fact in the case, as Deer Lodge City gave Mr. Clagett a tellling majority.] The Col. then said he was a rebel soldier, that, he had taken up anus against his own country, and did not surrender until 1803. [This is another inaccuracy, as the Col. was taken prisoner in 1803; not "having been iti rebel service more than eighteen months.] But fie thanked God that the cause for Which he fought tlten was to in to be fought over again, with Greeley and Brown as bis leaders this time; ho also stated that he had the cause at heart, as much now as he had then. île called on his Democratic brethren to support the county ticket as nom inated at Radersburg, and particularly eulo gizing Barnes, the carpet-bagger who is a candidate for the Council, and who has just recently come over from Meagher County to be elected to "orflee." He then proposed three checra for Martin the Major, which was joined ifi by three or four. The two first cheers were quite feeble, but on the third they choaked completely down. The Colonel then shied off completely onf of sight. Calls were then made for Capt. McCauley, who Is a candidate for the Legislature in this county, but the Captain did not report Then there were calls made for Bill Howard, which was joined in by Republicans, but Bill is a retired lawyer and has "nary politick," but on legal points he is one of 'em. PASCADOKE. -— iai »■ra»» THE NATIONAL PARK. Among many other incorrect and unfair statements made by Air. Cavanaugh at the Democratic ratification meeting on Saturday night last with the intention to belittle and misconstrue the services of our Delegate, his action in aiding to establish the National Park was assailed. Air. Cavanaugh repre sented that it was a scheme contrived in the interest of Air. Langford, taking a large sec tion of countiy out of the hands of settlers, ranchmen, miners and stock raisers, and de voting it as a pleasure ground for the rich. Mr. Cavanaugh was highly successful in jokes and " joshing " in what little he said. His audience knew more of the subject than he did, and took his remarks with tolerable good nature and a large grain of allowance. The country included in the Park is sit uated at an altitude of nearly two miles above the level of the sea, where even in the short summer season frost# occur every night. Beautiful farming country, isn't it 'i It is moreover of recent volcanic origin and not a trace of precious metals is ever likely to be found there. Fine mining countiy, wouldn't it be? It is also densely covered with growth of stunted pines, and the animals of tourists find even now close work to get feed to support life. Excellent country for stock, isn't it ? It is dedicated forever to the use of the people of the nation and the whole world. The poorest man in the nation has ns much property in it as the riçh, and unless there are .more rich men in the nation than poor, it is certainly most owned by poor men, The very object in setting it aside as a Na tional Park was to keep it out of the hands of speculators and monopolists, and so the people will accept it, in spite of the state ments of Air. Cavanaugh. And Mr. Lang ford is devoting his time and services as Su perintendent without compensation. Such disinterested ser /ice is beyond Air. C.'s con ception. His associations and experience seem to have led him to believe that there are no honest men, and that every bill or measure must contain or cover a job. Mr. Cavanaugh says that he urged that the management and superintendency of the Park should be left to the Legislature of Montano. Perhaps he did not know that the Park lies partly and mostly in Wyoming. Had it been in the Territory, and left to its management, it would necessarily have been a subject of contention and a bill of expense to our Leg islature. We do not believe that there is an intelligent man in Montana who will not agree with us that Mr. Clagett has shown in finitely more wisdom in his action than Cav anaugh in his criticism. . / M1SSOVBIANN Col. Woolfolk, whose speech last Saturday night was the only one that showed any sign of life and earnestness,! made an impassion ed appeal to the Missourians, to remember their desolated hearth-stones, and vote for Greeley and Maginnis. Barring some few inaccuracies into which the heat of the mo ment doubtless led the speaker, such for in stance as that Greeley had come over to the Democratic party, and that Maginnis had heartily supported Air. Toole, this appeal seemed to have been a strong one, though we very much doubt if any Alissourians were convinced or converted. The memory of desolated hearth.stoncs is not so fresh in their minds as the defeat of last year. Strong sus picions are often harder to. root out- than to forgive confessed deli nquency. With all Col. Woolfolk's assertion^ to the contrary, we doubt if any Alissourians were made to sec or feel that such a crisis was at liaml In tliis Territory as to require the selection of Alajor Martin Maginnis to Congress. Party ties are not so strong this year as to demand r, breach of solemn oaths, and a surrender of self-respect. Cavanaugh has thrown himself into the canvass for his bosom friend. Get him to endorse Woolfolk's endorsement of Alaginnis. Cavanaugh knows—if you can get him to teil the truth, which he is very apt not to do, or at least not the whole truth, un less it suits his purpose. Feeling that his arguments had failed to conviuce those to whom they were particularly addressed, Col. Woolfolk wound up by beseeching his friends who could not swallow Maginnis, to go home and stay there till after election. Wc could have given better advice than that, and such advice, too, as would not cost a sacrifice of self-respect, or breed regrets in future. Vote for a man whom yôn know is honest ; who has given the best proof that as a Delegate he is no partisan ; who devoted time and strength, and talent to the best interests of all parts of Montana and all Its citizens, with out party distinction. Vote tor Bitty Clagett. We offer the Gazette this suggestion as a solution to the Election muddle in which it is at present involved, pnd which hangs heavy as a thunder-cloud, threatening to destroy the last remaining chance of the Major's success : Turn yonr withering sarcasm, and pour ont your vials of wrath against the law-makers of last winter, and repudiate intoto the Dem cratlc Legislature which passed the obnoxious law. Certainly, thnt will fix it, and you can do it with consistency, and smile to see them writhe under your scorching rebuke, now that you sail under Gieeley-Repnblican colors. TELEGRAMS EXPORTED SPECIALLY FOB THE HERALD BT WESTERN CM ION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. UNITED 8TATE8. New Yoke, July 13.—Tremaine, the lead ing lawyêr, spoke five and a half hours yes terday for the defence in the Stokes case. In the course of his remarks he said that Stokes' shot was justifiable, on the ground that if ever a pistol was fired with good effect, it was that fired by Stokes against Fisk. I do not want to justify murder, but in this case nothing was more justifiable. In the Grand Opera House was a castle and a retreat as secure as the bandits of Greece and Rome have in their mountains. Who was risk ? He was the head of the great Erie Ring, and to his death-bed came the great chief of Tam many Ring. He established at the Opera House an armed castle too; he had singing men and dancing women at his state dinners; Judges of courts and Senators were his boon companions; he robbed a railroad; bad two establishments, one one in Boston and the other in New York; he lived in regal splendor, and his companions attended on him as on a monarch; his coach man had three servants under him. Gifted with a brain, it is said, equal to that of Daniel Webster, he prostituted those powers to the mere art of money-getting. This man, with all his power, turned his engines against the prisoner; had him arrested, and had thoughts of murder. The prisoner lived under a sense of danger on account of these apprehensions, and in these circum stances the two met unexpectedly, and tinder this stress of fear the prisoner fired and James Fisk died. Judge Ingram instructed the jury in,the Stokes case to-day as follows; After review ing the evidence, if you believe when the E risoner fired and inflicted the mortal wound, e feared great bodily harm and danger to bis life, and that there was danger of its be 1 in his act, you do not justifiable, and that it was done in sudden heat of passion and without any previous intent to kill, or that the prisoner might have avoided the conflict by retreating from the danger, you will find him guilty of manslaughter in the third degree. If you be lieve the wound inflicted Was not mortal, but tha it was the treatment which caused his death, then yon must aquit hin»; but If you find he was not justified before the shooting, behaving premeditated the design to take life, whether such design was fonned before or after arriving at the hotel, and that th< wound so given caused the death of the de ceased, then you will ffnd the prisoner guilty of murder in the first degree. Nbw York, July 15.—Among the reports as to the Stokes' jury is one claiming 6cven for murder in the first degree, and one for acquit tal. A motion will be made to-day to have Stokes bailed. Alayor Hall's message puts the city debt at not over $86,000,000 after deducting the sink ing fund, the money in the treasury, and the taxes to ne collected this year. He recom mends an increase of the police force to 2,500, the present number being insuffle» The Press comments upon the result of Stokes case. The Express calls it a farce and contempt tor common sense. Hereafter mur der is no crime; but a little trial, a disagree ment at first, and finally an acquittal. The Commercial blames the law which al lows no intermediate verdict between murder in the 1st degree and manslaughter in the 3d degree. The Poet says we are nearing, if we have not already reached the point when taking life is not considered murder, except in the case of vulgar burglars, who have trespassed upon the rights of property, and have sacri ficed li fe to reach it. .. ( The particulars given of the proceedings of the jurv show thut the first ballot' token after retiring, stood 7 tor murder in the 1st degree, 3 for acquittal, and two for man slaughter In the 3d degree. » The juiy stood this way until they came into court and got task's clothes, which were all tried on ofae of the jurors, and they arrived at the conclusion that Fisk had both anus enveloped in his military cape at the time Stokes fired, and consequently that the theory of Fisk's draw ing a pistol was a humbug. This influenced the three for acquittal over for manslaughter in the third degree. The medical testimony was ti'own out altogether, all believing the wound mortal from the first, and the question of insanity was barely referred to. There Was a long discussion ob to premeditation. All the jurors were of the opinion that Stokes never went to the Grand Central Hotel with the premeditated design of killing Fisk. The seven jurors who were tor murder, believe that when Stoke» met Fisk on the stairs, and in a moment he formed in his mind the design of killing him, and that this second was suffi cient time for premeditation. The jurors still maintained that Stokes pulled his pistol in the heat of passion, being stirred to frenzy by the sight of Fisk, and that the crime was only Uumslaughter in the third degree. The debate on this point became quite excited, and some harsh words were used by both sides. Time and again a ballot was taken, but' all to no purpose, lirm to their opinions they all nr muined and at last fell asleep, but woke up in precisely the 'same state ot mind. Finally mm " there was no Several jurors said that if they were allowed to bring in a verdict or murder in the second degree, or manslaughter in one of its higher degrees, they would have reached a verdict, but this was not allowed them, as the Judge charged them that they should either find a verdict of murder in the first degree, manslaughter in the third degree, or acquittai. An application for bail will be made In a few days. New York, July 15.—The great race tor the Saratoga cup hikes place at Saratoga to morrow. The pools there stand $700 tor Longfellow to HÛ0 for Harry Bassett. In this city.$160 to $33. New-York, July 1C.—It is believed that they gave up the dispute, seeing l hope of altering their opinior jng away the All is right the District Attorney, with whom the matter in all such cases rests, will refuse to allow Stokes to be bailed. Also that the next trial will be had in some other county, probably Saratoga. San Francisco, July 13.— The trains on the Central Pacific were delayed twenty-four hours by a cloud-burst, washing track, naar Boca, Nevada, again. H. W. Guthrie, alias Club-foot, was liter ally torn to pieces by two charges of buck shot fired from a shot gun by Lew. Ferote, at Eureka, Nevada, yesterday. An old quarrel. James Lyons, formerly door-keeper at the Olympic theatre, in a quarrel over a game of cards at a saloon in Minna street, San Fran cisco, shot James Muir, a plumber, twice in the breast, inflicting fatal wounds. He wsa arrested and soon after his arrival at the cal aboose, fell dead from heart disease. Sam. Platt, a well known criminal lawyer, and a student of Hon. John M. Clayton, of Delaware, died herei A dispatch says that two ] ded employment on a farm near Bantas, Alameda county, last night, and were told that a sufficient number of Chinamen had been engaged to harvest the crops. This morning they were detected in firing the grain stacks, and were tried by neighboring farm» era and hanged. St. Lons, July 14.—Frank G. Garland, proprietor of the Dennison House, cut his throat while in a fit of delirium tremens, and he will probably die. Augusta, (Ga.,) July Stevens, brother of O. H. Stevens, and many July 15.—Judge Linton years prominent in politics in Georgia, died of congestion of the brain at Sparta on Sun day. Savannah, Ga., Julv 14.—Sergeant Robt E. Carr, 6th U. 8. artillery, shot and kitted L. Jordan of the same company, at Fort Pulaski lost night. Boston, July 15.—William Woodruff, the veteran horse trainer and driver, died yes terday. Omaha, July 12.—General Logan spoke to a large Grant meeting to-night. New Orleans, July 12.—There was a Democratic mass meeting At the Varieties theatre, followed by a torch-light procession. Indian a roLia, July 18.—The Journal this morning publishes a letter from W. C. Depauw declining to accept the nomination for Lieu tenant Governor on the Democratic ticket. New York, July 16.—A Long Branch letter says that General Porter will shortly make public, a list of the Democrats who are ' ig to "stump" for Grant e HeraUCs Boston special says there is that ~ not the slightest doubt General Banks has determined to abandon the Administra side of the ■ y-Liberal g Stanton-Duncan, ln a letter, suggests the tion and array himself, on the Liberal" ..... Democracy 1 Republicans. holding of a Labor Reform Convention at t . "■* - * —■ — which his hey can to prepare thé way for a union with all hbnest opponents of both Grant and Greeley. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. in a In The storms throughout very destructive in London, July 18. England yesterday were _ the middle and southern counties. In many S laces the growing crops were prostrated ana estroyed. Several persons were killed by lightning. London, July 14.—The Observer anticipates that by the awards to be made by the Geneva Tribunal, England will be obliged to pay heavy sums tor direct damages, although ft' believes the total amount will fall several miUona below the American estimate. Paris, July 14.—To-day, the annivcrattiy of the falling of the hostile, was celebrated at Tertesons Janam with a banquet. Gambetta presided and made a characteristic speech, In which he denounced the leagues of the church and monarchy. Public dinners in honor of the day were prohibited hi Paris, Lyons, Mar seilles, Bordeaux, Niais, Rouen aad Lilie, but no attempt was made to interfere with the celebration at Tertesons Janarn. Kingston, Ontario, Juiy 12.-1116 largest procession of Orangemen ever assembled was here to-day. There wash general and peace» fol turnout in the Province. Alexandria, July 18.—There was a dls œ Tul affray yesterday between United Consul-General Butler, and WoodMgb, his Secretary, on one part, and Generals Los ing and Reynolds, ana Major Campbell, ex Confederate officers in the Khedive's service, on the other, In which shots were exchanged. Major Campbell was -wounded. The affair creates great excitement, and there are vari ons accounts of its origin. Butler's plea in justification of the imbroglio is, that a Khe dive officer made a premeditated attempt to assassinate hito. This others indignantly deny, and assert that Butler was the aggressor. dive's officers. Generals Loring and Rey nolds and Major Campbell testify to circum stances which, in their judgment, clearly show that the affray was premeditated by Butler and his friends, ana that their pur pose was to take the life of Major Campbell. The' latter is dangerously wounded. Butier left Alexandria in the mail steamer this morning. Geneva, July 15.—Evening.—The Board of Arbitration convened at 2 o'clock this af ternoon and continued in session until 4 o'clock. The members again agreed that absolute secrecy should be maintained as to their proceedings. Havana, July 14.-—Yalmazeda has sailed for Spain accompanied by his staff. The newspaper La JSepuhu has suspended. General Lano, commander of Moro Castle returns to Spain. Fort Monarca, at Neuvftas. was struck by lightning on the night of the 10th. The ^magazine exploded, killing seven soldiers. One rifled cannon was carried fifty yards from the embrasure. London, July W.—Kellogg achieved great success iu the performance of, Traviata on Saturday. She was recalled fivntimes. The London journals unanimously concede her perfect. She has received congratulations from the Prince and Princess of Wales. London, Ont, July 16.—The case of Dr. Rufus Bratton, who was abducted from Canada on the 4th of June and taken to South Carolina, came up on a writ and was remanded to-day. Bratton arrived here on Saturday, but kept himself concealed, when he made his appearance to the great surprise of the defendant. • His testimony shows that Cornwall, the prisoner, laid violent hands upon him on Waterloo street, handcuffed him with the assistance of a cab driver, and thrust him into a cab; that he protested-to the last, and only yielded because he relied on British justice to sustain him. The ease was further remanded.