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THET COLFAX CHRONICLE.
An nbptnbcnt (ournal, rbcbnit to focal ab 6cnrrttr L etos, fiterature, xriente, ,riurturte, etr. VOL. 1 COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1876. INO. 2. 1hc :Jfa IrnUkid . 1l'!:i VEI SATURDAY, BY S.t3MS: i,. vance, .. ...$2 00 S. ..........125 '1 , " ......... 75c .ITISlNG RATES: I Ii,oi. ,upa, ) lit: insertion, If[i 1:1. t t ' l..i4 a ," i" ge'. as4t) its. ll . ] l t l. lunill.."., thiS ,ith e agreed S i ',-.o . tf a 1'. -t:i t4.tli're, when whan'i-' bh, h.rg.d .:t, lu.i rates. 1'ro,eLsi .,. i and Jit:.i4 . Cards, of oi- t,,, pi1 per ,ear; two C.ANDIl rlTt' ANitN N NC:.1ENTS-$ 5. The Cu iii iitt ill e'ely iiLance' 5i0 cpa'l :hli rder-. 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I I stake my life To be allt. -,u demanin ati u4e. you cailinOt be this--a laundress and cook You can hire, and a little to pay; t a woman's heart and a woran' life Arei Judah P. Benjamin. Hlii Career in London as an Advocate Cases in Which he Has Appeared Hi Saeocess. We take the following well con sidered criticism of the legal ca ir,,r of our l.,t:m=uished fe, . itizen, Jndah P' $1nj:unin, .l. in the London corrt-pondenl e (i : (Cincinnati Commercial. Ti.e ,, u c.ha cter .of t lp Pmi.,. nt ut"* .- man and jurist ireeds no coument at our hands, and the article will speak for itself; suffice it to say that no greater mind has ap pearvd before a legal forum for the last half century : Mr. Judah P. Benjamin, Q. C., ex-United States Senator and ex Confederate minister, must be re garded as the most famous advo cate at the English bar at the present moment. Having heard Mr. Benjamin speak in the Senate in old times, I can bear witness that, vigorous as he then was, he has greatly improved since his residence in this country, in man ner as well as power. He is very eagerly sought for in all great cases, especially those which in volve questions of foreign and of international law. Two weeks ago he made a-speech on the qubs tion of the liability to the English criminal law of a foreign seaman passing through English waters, having left one alien port and bound to another, which, whetil, i the case be ultimately decided in i his client's favor or not, will have gained him a reputation for power no English ,'rister. Mr. Ben jamin maintai that if his client could be puni. I1 by English law for an offense coennitted in English waters while merely passing thro' i them, then English sailors passing through Spanish waters might be seized by the government, taken ashore and punished for heresy by 1 Spanish law. The same able pleader has been retained in the I most important cases which have, been heard in the highest courts this week, and I think I can see that he is being selected as the best defender of forlorn hopes. I do not know his Confederate ex- 'j periences have had anything to do t with this repute, but certainly he has been appearing in some des perate cases. He will presently t have to cbnsider that question 1 which so many before him have had to ponder-whether it be a greater advantage to be famous for defending the indefensible than to incur the .o"- of a reaction by losing so maI cases of ti. ,I as must he ho.t wh(h a t' is art as learncl and ., t , mi they are hi this cou .. e- a fore yesterday Mr. B, of three severe falls, mct:aphi, Ily speaking, of which two at sst were such as one wouli hay,: jp posed so clever a gent uman ut as have for,.ky)wn. One was i1 the Court of the lHouse of Lorld the others r *rnc in the Supreme urt I of JuI. ,Iloc. Moreover, 'ere E were ,.;, ::dher unpleasan' fea- c turen. :. proceedingsin ae of j thee - ' hich may pre. ably h sugli. \l.. Benjamin th:.t he b may be in danger of suffering n tion in the judicial and Sthe country which such exceptional I t that the tone e even be- a dthe i I !j the late President Lopaz. The - money claimed by Mrs. Lynch and - by the Republic is is, the hands of a Mr. Currie, who claims a lien of several hundred pounds out of the large amount involved, and says fter that is paid he' is willing to . ay the money as the courts may irect. The Exchequer court, i lerefore, ordered Currie to de . t a ~lim' of' eiOt hundred t pounds in court, and thereupon all e proceedings against him should o be stayed pending trial of the main issue. Subsequently the same r court was asked by Mrs. Lynch to vary the order so that Currie should make- discovery of certain documents in his possession which would cast light on the issue be tween Paraguay and herself. This e order Mr. Currie resisted on the I ground that the stay of proceed 3 ings put him out of the case alto s gether, even to the extent of ex e empting him from making discov ery of documents, however mate riaL When Mr. Benjamin, as Mr. C urrie's counsel, made this plea, the three judges at once manifested their disgust, and the master of the rolls said: "Surely, you must have some other reason for resisting this claim than that put forward; it is absurd." Ben jimin having urged again that Currie was dismissed from the suit, the master of the rolls broke iu on him sharply, saying : "He is not dismissed from the buii No one over heard of a man being dismissed from a suit before he said that there seemed to be an effort to take advantage of a'mere defect in form, it not having been provided in it, as ought to have been the case, that discovery should be made of whatever either party needed for their case, and the result would be to leave Mrs. Lynch without remedy. The lord chief Justice and Judge Mellish having agreed with the master. iMr. Benjamin urged that the ex chequer judge had not meant to order a discovery, but this excited the master of the rolls still more, and he said, "with warmth," as the Times puts it, "Oh, really, that is to impute to Baron Pollock a far greater absurdity than Mr. Mur phy (Mrs. L.'s counsel) imputed to the court of exchequer." Much laughter followed this, and the judge said, "Really, the case is against you." Mr. Benjamin said, "Your lordships have in mind the practice of the courts of equity," (now abolished) whereupon the master cried, "Oh, but I hope com mon sense prevails now in all the divisions." Having then used again the ugly word "absurdity," the master saiT, "the ,tlaiman't is clearly entitled to discovery, and the exchequer judge ought to have enforced the order as a matter of common sense and justice." The scene amounted to almost as much of a humiliation to Mr. Benjamin as the compliments he had received frem the bench in the case of the liability of aliens in English waters had been honors ble. I have ilready intimated a belief that there was something more than the weaknessof his case which gave to the master's severe words an undertone of insult, and I suspect they presage a thunder elap not unlikely to fall upon the same lawyer and two others from Lord Coleridge. The last-named judge remarked lately on the case of Twycross vi. Grant that in the oourse of tl, case things had been said and done of which he Bad never ard nor read, and one of them it would become his pain ful duty to remark. In the case in question Mr. Benjaminiis chief counsel of the notorious Albert Gxni, and the ominous remark made by the judge can hardly have any other reference than to tri'wk and dodge by which Grant has been saved from a heavy loss by )tlOk'ftiua '.ýý sb-ion of v;ooiuj..ra tively small ones. There are eighty suits for various amounts, some very large, on file against Grant and other directors of the Lisbon fraud, and the whole eighty depend on the same principle as the one now on trial before a spe cial jury. Mr. Benjamin, seeing that the cases couldnot be defendl ed, hit upon the clever trick of refusing to defend it, so that the judgment could be applied to the other cases. So Grant's counsel leave the court, saying as they go: "We reserve our defense for the next case." They know full well that it will. take twelve months to get up another specimen case, and heavy expense; and when that next case is got up Mr. Benjamin need only get up with his fellow counsel, walk out of court, reserv ing his defense for the third case, which may come. up in 1879, and so on indefinite4y. It being against English usagr; that a judgment on an undefend case shall cut off 1 the right of "efense in any similar case, it is obvioua that the inven tion of Mr. Benjamin enables his client to pay £1,000 a year only instead of the am unt of all th require eighty years for the suffer ers of Grant'A Lisbon swindle to recover from him and his heirs their losses, and their expenses in getting up annual cases would swallow up all they can wring out of Gottheimir, alias Grant. The procedure is very smart, and the only question is whether it may not prove to be a trifle too smart. Judges and lawyers generally agree that it amounts to a defeat of justice, and the opinion of Lord Coleridge, at the conclusion of the present case, in looked to with an excited interest. It has been postponed by theillness of a juror, so that a verdict cannot be reached until the middle of June. From time immemoria it has been the necessary custom English courts to co-operate with counsel in mak ing up test cases, otherwise it would hardly be possible for the enormous legal busine's of Eng- 1 land to be accompli, ad. Mr. Benjamin has found a w. to set aside this usage for the tin being, and it remains to be deter dined t whether the bench can fin any way out of the dilemma. The genial belief is that the to-o astute Israelites will be defeated. At any rate the three lawyers are playing a very dangerous game so far as their professional position is concerned, and if I am not mis taken there was a portent of this in the tone with which Mr. Benja- t min was received by the judges in the Paraguay case, that being his first appearance before them after c the last sitting in the Grant case. The incidents to which I have re ferred cannot yet be remarked upon by the press or public, as I ach a course is here a contempt a of court until a case is decided, J bat the excitement is great in egal circles and extends to the general community. It would be natural to.a suppose i that'with so many, large cases as a he has recently been employed in, . Mr. Benjamin must be getting a ery rich. Nodaiqbthe is making c / a great deal of money for a mem e ber of the English bar, but it must ;f be borne in mind that even the t greatest lawyers here do not re k ceive such fees as are frequent in America. Mr. Sergeant Parry ,t.-i] me recently that the feesahe heard of in America were such as almost took an English bar4iter's ')reILk erwp ! The E,~kHe stltý gant hast o pay two firms in each case-the solicitors who prepare and the barristers who conduct his case-and the payments are, therefore, divided. There is not a barrister in England who gets more than seventy-five thousand dollars a year-which is about Mr. Hawkin's income-and there are only two, or at-mo4;, three, that make over fifty thousand dollars a year. A thousand dollars for one case is considered a fancy fee. Probably the low average of fees paid for the every-day legal work done here is due in a large part to the survival of the old theory that the lawyer is a learned friend of humanity in its difficulties whose advice is given solely for the re ward of virtue. Theoretically they are supported by honoraria, as the Pope receives Peter's pence. They are not supposed to restve fees, that being too gross a form in which to reward learning and benevolence. Dat Grubbing Hoe. Many years ago there lived in a beautiful little town is North Ala bama, a genial, warm-hearted old known throughout the State as well for his distinguished ability as his marked generosity and con geniality. Among his chattel poe sessions-for the time we are speaking of was long before the war-was an old negro named Jake, or as he was more familiarly called, Uncle Jake, and there never lived a more provoking old darkey; for Uncle Jake, although a favorite, had many weaknesses, and amongst others he was par ticularly regardless of truth, to -nch an extent in fact that occa sionally the good old Judge found it necessary to punish him. ss was customary in those days for the town constable to administer a flogging for a consideration when ever the ma,.ter was disinclined to officiate, and the constable pf this particular town had a severe re putation for proficiency amongst the darkies who had now and then been so unfortunate as to come under his hands. Jake, although he had never been there, was well posted and had agreat repugnance to Massa G., who was the incum bent at that time. On one occa sion, during the Christmas holi days, while the old gentlbman was severely indisposed, Uncle Jake had been guilty of a misdemeanor, and punishment was deemed ne cessary, so the Judge wrote a note to the constable about as follows: MIr. G.-Please give the bearer thirty-nine lashes, and charge to me. JUones H. Calling up Uncle Jake the Judge ordered him to carry the note to G., who would give him a grab bing hoe. Jake started off up town, but his suspicions were aroused. He couldn't understand what the Judge wanted with a grubbing tt Christm.as time, and as his oos," ·cience was not as clear as should have been, the reat his suspicion was that the suddenly flashed upon apn to be whipped. school boy out the note "Massa Bob, what is in dis note, got so many dis mornin, I mixed." The boy read;the plained its contents to whistled and laughed a bright idoea struck a negro boy who quarter ?" "Of course I does." "Well, take die note down dar, to Massa G., an'4get; a grubben hoe, and I'll wait here till yeaou comes back,'an'~den!I gives you a quarter." The boy hurried off to] secom plish his errand, and in,'due course delivered the note to G., who took him into the yard, locked the gatets and proceeded, despite the; boy's protestationsot, innoeee,|to ad minister the desired flogging while Jake hurried off home, chuckling over the happy result of what mighthave been serious bo - iness to him. That evening the Judge called him up and enquired : "Jake, did you get that grab bing hoe r "No, mama; I gave a boy a quarter to take dat note to Masmm G., an' I spec he got dat hoe" PEN DIPPINGH. Not . amiss-A jrih and lovely widow. Flash,writers-Telegraph open ators. A round of pleasure-A prom enade concert. What elaua of people the t most? Sluggards. Men who have violated theylaw are always open to conviction. When a widow Pithj childrea marries, she boomes., pa-taker at the wedding foate It is a thin exuse,fol a young lady to lie abed until nine o'clock in the morning because this ii sleep year. A "receipt" to get married, was wha .a ag man ap~ed for to the clerk of a oodt' m orth Pacific town. "Astonishing cure for oonump tion," as the old lady said when she sprinkled snuff on the victuals of her boarders. Swinging is said by the doctors to be good exercise for the health, but many a poor' wretch has eoe to his death by it. As this is leap year, a good many young men are procurin bogus marriage certificates carry about their persons a' a A family in Philadelphia have A dog twenty-five years old.- He was originally a hound, but he has stayed with them so long that " they call him a tarrier. Old Moneybage sajys that a gil with aaincome of three thouuaml dollars year or more is always object of interest, becuse she has so much pinaipul. Why is phying chess a more exemplary occupation than phyin cards? Beease at his youpbals two bishopsu-a with four