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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, lt5. Published every Wednesday Morning by A. J. LOOMIS. Entered Ht the postofflce at Silver City, N. M.. for transmission throu(,'h the malls at second class rates. Olfloe on Yanklo Street between Texas and Arizona Streets. Advertlslni? Kates on Application. Subscription Rates, Postage Prepaid! One year $3.00 Six months - - - l.oo Three months jó SILVER CITY, N. M.. OCTOBER 30. 1805, Silver Lend . ..67 .3.15 ered otherwise than as a complete vindication. If the court had heen composed of men of the opposite political faith, there might have been some ground for saying that lis political friends had applied a coat of whitewash for political pur poses, but the certificate of charac ter which has been given him by a democratic court cannot be said to have been given for political reasons. Mr. Catron has escaped very luck ily from a pretty serious predicament. CATRON ACQUITTED. The result of the Catron trial told in our Santa Fe communication, is hardly such as would . justify the charges which has been made by some of the republican papers of the territory that it was a case of political persecution. The fact is that from the very first, there has been not the slightest reason for such a charge and abso lutely no foundation upon which such a charge could rest. The judges, in the trial of the case, have studiously avoided even semblance of partisanship and it has even been intimated that, in their anxiety to avoid all appear anee of hostility to Mr. Catron, they have gone further than they other wise would have done. It is certain that a largo major ity of the people of Santa Fe are convinced that Mr Catron deserved punishment for his conduct in the Borrega case and they are pretty well posted in the matter. Of course the fact that a conviction on the .charge would, to a very' great extent, discredit our delegate at Washington lias not been lost sight of and many, who otherwise would have been gbid to have seen the case decided differently, thought th.-it, lit tli is time it would be better to let Mr. Catron down easy. There are those, too, who never have be lieved that Mr. fCatron was guilty of any misconduct in the Borrega case.; r.urj-r The fact that .t democratic court, by a vote of three to one, decided to acquit Mr. Catron of the charges made against him cannot be oonsid- In the great snipe hunt which was concluded at Santa Fe last Monday it looks as though Tom my Hughes had been left to hold the sack. Had he been less zealous in fighting the battles of Tommy Catron he might not have been boarding with the jailor of Berna lillo county. coy TEMPT OF count The sentence which was passed upon Kdiior Hughes of the Albuqu erque Citizen, by the supreme court of the territory last Wednesday at Santa Fe, will undoubtedly have a tendency to make the newspaper editors of the territory a little more careful about what thoy publish concerning the courts of Jhe territory. The sentence which was passed was not more Hevere than had been expected by most of the newspaper men of the territory, but it was thought by some of them that the punishment would be by fine rath er than by fine and imprisonment as was decided upon by the court, and it is hardly probable that Mr. Hughes contemplated serving a sentence of sixty days ii prison. The sentence of the court was prob ably more severo than it would have been if Mr. Hughes h:id dis closed the name of the writer of the article, but if the editor of the Cit izen knew who wrote the article, he chose rather to bear a severe pun ishment than to disclose the name of the author who1, must indeed le suffering from remorse of conscience, if he has a conscience, while Mr. Hughes is serving his sentence in the jail of Bernalillo county. The justice of t!io sentence, will hardly be questioned by any one, in view of the facts surrounding the case, and while Mr. Hughes has the sympathy of his brother editors, they are not likely to say that the sentence which has been imposed is undeserved. Newspaper men ought to be in telligent enough to know that the dignity of the courts must be pre served, and it is fair to presume that they are fully aware of the importance of enforcing respect when an editor so far forgets him self as to suffer the newspaper of which he is the editor to libel the court. Since a warrant was issued for Thomas Hughes for perjury there has been a great deal said about the article which was published in the Albuquerque Citizen on the 9th i nst. It seems to be the general opinion, among those who have been trying to keep pouted on the matter, that Neill B. Field is the author of the article in question. Mr. Hughes stated, according to the sworn statement of Mr, Charles Flinn that Mr. Field wrote the ar ticle, and he is said to have made this statement to others, but while he does not deny that he made the statement to Flinn, he says that he does not remember making such a statement to Mr Flinn and in when intervewed in the Bernalillo county jail said, that "if I did make any such statement to that gentleman it was made in a jocular way and tone, and was not intended tobe be lieved." This statement is about as satis factory as other statements which has been made concerning this mat ter by Mr. Hughes. Mr. Field" dis dained to deny "that he wrote the ar ticle when the matter was up before the supreme court, but it may be that there will be some interesting de velopments before the end of an other month. Let the City Council appoint a man for marshal who will enforce the deadly weapon act, and who will keep sober at all times. 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