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W EEKLi Y EPITAPH VOL.-1V. NO. 10. TELEGRAPHIC. GliNKItAX. NEWS. Wylie Knulm Ingersoll. Washington, Sept. 9. Judge Wylie, in further instructing the jury this morning, said: "I wish you to believo that if tlieso defendants, or any of them, aro guilty of this con spiracy, that one step is settled. When you reaoh that conclusion sink a post there, and that question be comes settlod. The next ono is as to overt nets, and thoro aro forty or fifty pages ot tins and comment employod in scenting out the distinct overt acts. Any one of those overt acts is cor-" rectly set out, and if such an act cor responds with the indictment it is euough, though all othors may bo in correctly set out." Ingersoll said: "1 would like the court to further in struct tho jury that it is impossible to make one defendant responsible for the acs of any other, unless the -fact of a conspiracy has bcou estab lished beyond a reasonable doubt." "And further," exclaimed tho Judge, decidedly, " I am not going to have this question argued any more. This is a talk between the jury and my self. The time for argument has passed. In regard to overt acts on (na 7Arvriillirrft nrwl Qmnv fnll sit.n iw f .iitiiiiiwii uiiu ciuua iau iuutCi if there bo a paper in the case re quiring interpretation, that interpre tation belongs to tho court, and there is no question between court and jury on such a proposition as that, and it is absolutely tho business of the court to interpret written in struments." The counsel for tho de fense excepted to almost every word the Judge uttered, nd Judgo Wylio remarked : " Of course if you don't like the law, every word I say is ob jectionable to you; if I make mis takes, howover, you have the right to appeal." At 2 o'clock, the jury not being ready to report, a further re cestg was taken until G o'clook. The Jnry Iteport. Washington, Sept. 9. At ten o'clock this morning tl o jury in tho Star route cases reported they had been unable to agree, and asked fur ther instructions. Judge Wylio in structed them at considerable length, and they returned. They will report again at two o'olock. THE JURY SENT BACK. Washington, Sept. 9 Shortly after six o'clock the jury in the Star route cases came jnto court and re ported that they had agreed upon a verdict only as to some of the de fendants. Tho court refused to ac cept such a verdict, and the jury were directed to retire for further deliberation, despite the opposition of Col. Ingersoll, who held that those persons whom tho jury already found to be innocent should be discharged at once. A recess was then taken until seven o'clock to-morrow morn ing. Coat of the Trials. Washington, Sept. 9. It is stated that the total cost of the Star route trials will be over $8,000,000. The Vermont Election, White River Junction, Vt., Sept. 9. A careful computation made to-day from official returns, by clerks and other reliablo sources, on the gubernational vote of tho 240 towns so far received, gives to .Bar astow, Republican, 35,152; Easton, Democrat, 14,107; Martin, Green backer, 1,391; making Barstow's majority 19,G52. There aro 100 towns to hear from. On the gover national ratio of these towns, those to hear from will make Bar&tow's majority 20,000. In tho first district with two towns to hear from, Stewart Republican, 9.58G; second district, seven towns to hear from, gives Poland, Republiican, a majority of 1,150. The Earthqnake at Panama. New York, Sept. 9. The New York Herald's special says: The effects of tho earthquake are very severe on the wholc Ten miles of the Panama railroad are impassable. Bridges are damaged and abutments cracked. cTho damage amounts to over $100,000. Tho rails were bent in places by the earthquake; in other places the track was sunken. The stone freight building at Aspinwall, is reported destroyed. Ono man was killed there, and several injurod. Several small shocks occured during the day in Panama, yesterday. An other at 3 o'clook this morning brought down more ruins. There were no lives lost in Panama. Tho ocean at G a. m., at Aspinwall and Panama was quiet. A Pretty OrtlcUl. Putnam, Conn., Sept., Intonso excitement has been created by the arrest of G. F. Widom, trial justiee and deputy United States marshal, on a charge of burning a block of stores, to defraud tho insuranco com panies. The trial developed the fact that tho accused has for yo.irs been connected with a gang of bank thieves of Boston. He confessed that almost from his cradle he has been an incendiary and thief. Progress of Yellow jack. Brownsville, Sept. 9. Seventy nine new cases of yellow fever to day and four deaths, throe Mexicans and Colonel J. D. Grosly. There are five cases In Fort Brown. In Mata moras the fever is decreasing. Throe deaths thero to-day. Tho weather is cloudy and a norther blowing. Phnsacola, Fla., Sept. 9. Thir teen new cases of yellow fovcr and wo deaths, within tho past 34 hours. Itallroad'Procress. Denver, Col., Sept. 9. Tho Utah division of the Denver & Rio Grando railway was completed to day to Montrose on the Uncompahgro river, 352 miles from Denver. The link necessary to connect, the Colorada and Utah systems is now reduced to 275 miles, for which distance work will bo vigorously prosecuted. IHptheriu iu Virginia Richmond, Va., Sept., 9. Reports from Spotsylvania county, statu that dipthena is prevailing to an alarniinjj extent. In some cases whole families have been carried off. The Star Itonte Hans. VERDICT CF THE JURY. Washington, September 11. At fivo minutes past two tho Jury en tered and through tho foreman re ported that they were unable to agree. Tho court stated it had como to the conclusion to accept a partial verdict. The roll of tho defendants was called and all answered "here." Tho jury then rendored a verdict of acquittal as to Turner and Pock and guilty as to Miner and Rerodoll. . As to tho others they wore unable to agree. On objection of Merrick, Pe'ck had not been arraigned and consequently could not bo included in the verdict. The foreman repeated tho report as to tho others but left out the name of Peck. Tne jurv were then dis charged and Henkle and Williams for Miner and Reredell respectively moved for an arrest of judgement and for a new trial. COURT ROOM SCENE. That public curiosity in regard to tho Star Route trial has not abated was manifested by tho large crowd which throngod tho court room this morning. Miner, Reredel, Turner, Vaile and J. W. Dorsey were in at tendance and the Judgo having taken his seat tho session of Friday closed and tho session ofMonday was enterod upon. The jury entered, looking fatigued and generally worn out. in answer to the question of tho clerk whether thoy agroed upon a verdict, foreman Dikson said "Wo report that the jury stands the sarao as they did when the report was made Saturday. HOW THE JURY STOOD. Washington, September 12. Af ter an angry passage botween Ingor soll and Merrick, and earnest state ments on both sides, of an intent to probe the matter to the bottom, the court adjournod until Wednesday, when argument on tho motion to ar rest judgment, will bo heard. Ono of tho jurors says, as to all defend ants, with the exception of Turner, tho vote stood for conviction eight, and for acquittal four. Tho final bal lot stood as to Brady, conviction, Ion, and for acquittal, two. Tho voto as to S. W. Dorsey, stood nine for conviction, and three for acquit tal. The voto as to J. W. Dorsey, stood ton for conviction, and two for acquittal. Tho voto as to Vail stood eleven for conviction and ono for ao quittal. Tho 3Ialuo Election. Portland, September 11. At 11:30 o'clook tallies show quarter of city voto to be standing with a Republican majority for governor of 48; in 80 it was 185, so tho pre sent majority indicates a substantial viotory. At Calais tho election is progress ing quietly. Robio will carry tho city by from 300 to 400 majority. At Damaris Cotta many Greenback ers are voting the straight Ropubli can ticket. Dexter reports gains for tho Republicans. At Gardiner a full vote will bo polled. Betting is near two to ono in favor of Robie. Tho Republicans will probably elect the representative to the legislature, al. though there is strong opposition. 3 p. m. Tallies show that two thirds of the Portland voto stands; Republican, 2,483; Democratic, 2, 139. A Republican majority of 344 against 185 total last year. The In dependent Republican and Green back vote is insignificant and may be considered simply scattering. X.KWISTON, Sopt. 11 The vote at 1 o'clock stood: Robie, 1042; Plaisted, 8G5. Auburn, Sept. 11. Four down town wards give Robie 733, and Plaisted 577. Brunswick voting is progressing quietly. The indications are that about an average vote will bo thrown with very little gain by either party. Augusta, Sept. 11. The election hero is progressing quietly. Quito a heavy vote is being polled. Tho Rtpublican? aro swoeping qvery ward at tho rate of two to one. A heavy voto is polled. Belfast, Sept. 11. The intorest is very animated here, and a larger vote than over before is being cast. The Republicans are gaining largoly. BiDDKFORD,Sopt. 11. Up to noon only about ono third of the total vote cast will be thrown. The vote So tween Plaisted and Robie is very close. Very few straight Groenback, Independent or Temperance votes being cast. Suplclous Death. Portland, Or., Septcmbor 11. Tho Oregonian's Salem special says: At about 1 o'clock this morning, the wifo of John C. Long was shot dead. Long awakened tho neighbors, who found Mrs. Long in her night clothes, with a bullet hole in both temples. At tho inqnest, the husband testified that his wife committed suicide, though the examination showed con clusively that she could not have fired tho shot. Long and Bingham, a lodger, were placed under arrest. TOMBSTONE. COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, SEPTEMBER 16, 1882. The Pedro Jlinlng; Company. San Francisco, September 11. The Pedro Consolidated Mining Compny of Tombstone, Arizona, which w.is incorporated List week, has been organised by electing John Landers, President; J. Stadfeldt, Jr., Secretary; Donohoe, Kelly & Co., Treasurer; C. G.Bilicke, Super tendent. The following Executive Committee' was appointed: John Landers, P. J. McMurray and A. M. Lawler. Tho company is organized on a basis of $G0,000, fully paidup stock. The property consists of "six claims. Major Iteno Heard From. Chicaoo, September 11. A Cape May special says: Major Reno, who has been lost sight of since his dis missal from the army, turns up here as the escort and dovotcd attendant of a Philadelphia widow, who was engaged to a Philadelphia broker named W. C. Howell. Tho latter compelled his alliance to dismiss Reno, and was challenged by the dashing ex-military " masher." How ell is likely to accept the challenge, but may be thrashed .openly, as Reno is very mad and a much larger man than 1 Lowell. Alarm In u Church. Cincinnati, September 11. A children's mass iu St. Thomas' church this morning, there was a panic caus ed by a neighboring fire and several hundred children becamo involved in a scramble iu which some were seri ously biuisod but none killed. International Controversy. Roue, September 11. A conflict of jurisdiction in Tunis, between Italy and France is considered inci dent of the gravest character tender ing aggravated and restrained rela tions between the two countries. Itnllrond Inspectors. Chicago, Ills., September 11. Forty prominent Chicagoers started this morning to inspect the Mexican Central Railroad at its opening from El Paso to Chihuahua. nenvy Failure. London, Septembor 11. Samuel Clay, a railway carriage maker of Long Eaton, Derbyshire, has failed; liabilties 200,000 pounds. Severe Storm. New York, Sept. 11. A heavy wind and rain storm did much dam age to the river front basements. The ainlne Election. Portland, Me-, Septombor 12. Twenty towns give Robie 46,429; Plaisted, 38.G85; Chase, G53: Vinton, 192; scattering 163, against in 1880, Davis, 47,025; Plaisted, 44,593; Joy, 109; Nye, 23; scattering G4. Robie"'s plurality is 7,744; against 2,232; Republican gain of 5,312. The tows to be heard from gave in 1880, Davis 20,51 9; Plaisted, 19,177; Joy, 20; scattering 8. If tho Re publican gains in those towns are iu the same ratio as the vote received, the total voto will stand Robie 72,683; Plaisted, G2,924; scattering votes 161, Robie's plurality will bo 8,759. Of tho scattering votes, Solon Chase, straight Greenbacker, should have about 1,000, and Vinton, Independ ent Republican, about 300. The Republican Congressmen aro all four elected by nearly tho same plurality. A gain of two Congressmen, or net gain of one, allowing for one lost by tho new apportiontment. Returns for Legislature, show a net Republican gain of six Senators and fourteen Representatives giving tho Repub licans the mojority on joint ballot. Colorado Notes. Denver, Col., Sept., 12. The Crescent mills and elevator were burned this morning,. An estimated loss of $225,000. Fully insured. They were tho largest in tho state and full of grain. It is thought the fire originated from a spark from the lime kiln across the street, which burned early in the evening. Denver, Sept 12. Arthur Brooks, a prominent stock broker of Rich mond, Ind., was arrested hero to-dayrt ror tne murder o Thomas L. Gauze, at Richmond, August 29. He con fessed. George Nosbit, a ranchman living in Tularosa Canyon, started for Las Cruzes in a wagon, accompanied by his wife, Miss Woods and a stranger. The bodies of the three wero found to-day. It is thought that Nesbit, who had been drinking, murdered them and then drove off, a he has not been heard of since. A Sovel ICallronil Disaster. San Francisco, September 12 Last evening tho traok of the South Pacific Coast road sank under a freight train on tho tide land between Alameda and San Leandro. The engine was overturned and the cars piled on it. Brakeman, Daly was killed. The fireman Dan Dnscoll, was caught under tho engine. He retained full consciousness. Tho tide rising, his comrades tried to move him, but without avail. They threw upthelcveo around his head and bailed out tho rising water for two hours. When tho levee broke, they raised his head as far as possible, while the water slowly crept over his face and he drowned in their arms. Mall letriycd. " New York, September 12. At half-past 9 o'clock this morning, a firo was discovered in the mail-room of tho steamship Alaska, where three hundred sacks of mail matter from Australia, which arrived here from San Francisco on Monday, had been deposited. Ten sacks of nows papers and two of letters were par tially destroyed beforo tho fire was 'discovered. It is believed that the firo was caused by some combustible matter included in one of tho sacks. A lough Wtate or AlTnlr. Fayette, Ark., 12.--A terrible stato of lawlessness exists in the southern part ol the btate. Recent ly a United States Marshal and a posse in attempting to anvst two or three bad 'characters at the house of Jeff Gillian, wore fired upon and two of them wounded. Since then tho members of the posse have been fired upon mysteriously aud aro in constant tear. Last Friday night, an old emigrant camiied on the road side, with a little boy, and was killed by Jim Webb without the slighest provocation. Since then tho citizens have become aroused, and tho Sheriff, with a posse of two nunureu cuizer.s are scouting the country. Two men have been ar rested, but Webb has noc been found. Another Hank Busted. Richmond, Va., September 12. The Richmond Banking and Insur ance Company this morning posted at their counter the following notice: ' The President aud Board of Di rectors are compelled to suspend busine!r for the present. Tiustees will be appointed, and it is be lieved that depositors will receive dollar for dollar. (Signed.) John B. Davis, President." The bank of ficers stato that the cause of suspen sion is duo to a number of large depositors recently withdrawing funds, which action so materially contracted and embarrassed business that they were forced to the step taken. The Color Line. East St. Louis, September 12. There is much trouble here on ac count of the action of the school ooaru in reiusmg colored scholars permission to enter the white schools They have built a school house for colored scholars, but the latter object to tho location, and refuse to go, ap plying to the regular school, where admittance is refused. Several street fights resulted, and tho schools have been twice closed, the white children being afraid to go. The excitement is increasing. Searching for Chlpp's rorty. Washington, D. C, Sept. 12. Lieutenant G. Harbar writes from Yakutu, Juno 22: I have reached a hut called Matvri, near the centre of Lena Delta, about July 3. Hero I will establish a provision depot and at once commence search for people who were in Lieut. Chipps cutter. I propose now to make our first search to westward of tho depot it will probably occupy tho greatest part af July. During August I will search eastward as far as Keanarria if necessary. IMekson's Little Piece. Washington, Sept. 12. Foreman Dickson, in an interview, urges Mer rick to reform the department of justice of its numerous abuses and scandals instead of attaoking his in tegrity, tie denounces as newspaper lies the stories of the jury lunching and bickering with the defendants. He tells a long story of the manner in which shooters and testers pur sued the jury, and how some of them were snubbed by the jurors. Severe Storms tn Dixie. Columbus, Ga., September 12. Much damage was caused to cotton and corn by tho storm Saturday night and Sunday. Fences were blown down and forests uprooted. Lynchburg, Va., September 12. The rains yesterday and last night, caused a great rise in the Jamer river and tributeries. Streams are over flowing the lowlands and destroying property. Political Economists- Cresson Springs, Penn.. Septem ber 12. Tho National Convention of iron and steel manufactureis and iron ore producers wag called to con sider the duty on iron and steel and to adopt a tariff, whioh will be submitted to the Commission which meets this afternoon. An Embarrassed City. Milwaukee, September 12. The city is in financial straits owing to the gross mismanagement of former officials and concealment by the pres ent ones of their neglect. There is no money to carry out the necessary improvements or pay interest until next year. A Ills Hani. WEsr Brighton, Staten Island, ocpr. ix. uurgiars got $i-i,uou in cash and bonds from Edward and Owen McGordoy, brothers, by open ing a safe while they were away. Ten thousand dollars in bondsJJ were registered. A Communication from Hill Xje. Laramie, Wyoming, September 12. Kitty Stewart, the Cherokee brido of Bronco Sam, a prominent rancher of Colorado, died this morn ing. While in a jealous mood, Sam shot her and then killed himself. A Jersey Cyclone. Atlantic City, N. J., Soptember 12 A cyclone struck this town this morning, uprooting trees and demolishing fences. Considniabft damage was done. Hurrah for Tombstone. San Francisco, Soptember 12. Contention has declared a dividend of twenty-five cents per share. Business Failures. Concord, N. H., Septembor 12. Several failures are reported at the New York Produce Exchange on ac count of a decline in breadstuffs and provisions. Wutchinc the Enemy. Kassassin, Sept. 12 Wolseley, by personal rcconnoissance to-day, got a clear idea of tho enemy's posi tion. A battle is now expected. War .Vote. Kassassin, Sept. 12. The cam paign has demonstrated the vast superiority of the Schiapned over the Krupp Prussian shells. Tho English fired without haste, as the consump tion of ammunition by rifles averaged eight pounds per man. The English soldiers showed great kindness to wounded Egyptians. Many gave away their water-bottles, which, under such sun, were a prime neces sity lor their own use. The prison ers all expected instant death. A Happy Family. Lewiston, September 12. James A. Arnett, a prominent farmer, quar reled with his wife and son, Jacob, about his (Arnett's) scandalous rela tions with a young widow, and as a scuffle was proceeding, a younger son, Cyrus, rushed in with a revolver and shot Arnett fatally. At last ac counts ho was still alive. Aiitl-Prohlbltlonlsts. OkAHA, Sept. 12 The State Anti Prohibitionists met here yesterday 'with a largo attendance. Resolu tions were adopted against voting for prohibitionist candidates, and re quiring all who receive support of the convention to give a pledge to work against prohibition. A Passenger Train Attacked. Parson, Kan., Sept. 12 Reports aie received of an unsuccessful at tempt to rob tho north bound Mis souri Pacific train in Indian territory, about midnight. In the encounter Conductor Chick Warner was shot, probably fatally. Warner killed ono robber. More Trickery, Independence, Mo., September 12 Mrs. Wm. Vail, wife of the Star-route Vail, has gone to join her husband in Washington. The resi dence was conveyed to her to-day by deed; consideration, about $22, 000, which is about one-third its value. England and Turkey. Constantinople, Sept. 12 The grand council was summoned yester day to discuss tho relations between Turkey and England, and decided that tho military convention must clearly indicate the landing place of Turkish troops in Egypt. Republican Estimates. Poriland, Maine, September 12. The Daily Advertiser makes a careful estimate of tho Legislature, as follows: Senate Republicans, 28; Fusion, 3. House Republi cans, 87; Fusion, 64. Lost At Sea. New Orleans, Sept. 12. An American bark and ship were lost off Port Eads. The crew ot the latter were saved. Nothing heard of the crew of the bark. FOREIGN. A Ilattle In Progress. London, Sept. 9. The News re- ceived the following account to-day of a light at Kassassin: Kassassin, Sept. 9, 9:20 a. m. After G o'clock this morning the Ben gal lancers and scouts came in with news that the onemy was ap proaching in great force on tho north side of the railway. Our army was at once put in motion, and by seven o'clock an artillery duel began with Arabi's troops. All our guns are spread over the entiro ridge, and a mile and a half up the line a train, heavily armed, has appeared. Close to where I stand our forty-pounders and Krupp guns are placed, shelling the enemy's right. There is a 25 pounder a few hundred yards off, playing on the same position. We have the enemy's range exactly, our shells bursting right over their ranks. The Egyptian artillery have got our distance very well, and their shells aro dropping steadily into our camp. Up to this moment no casualties have occurred. Reinforcements are just coming up from Mishames. A' Krupp gun recently captured from Arabi sent a shell nearly in front of his train. Our infantry is advancing and the enemy slowly retreating. The English Account. London, Sep. 9. Gen. Wolseley telegraphs the War Office from a point three and a half miles west of Kassassin Look, tho following: Sept. 9, noon The enemy reconnoitred our advanced posts with considera ble force. All were armed at day break this morning. General Wills advanced and attacked them, driving thom back with loss. We have taken four guns. Our loss very trifling. The enemy have retired "into their forts from which they are now firing. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Kassassin, Sept. 9. The attack of the onemy has been repulsed, but firing still continues along the front, which extends a distance of three miles. All the troops are out from tl e British camp, and the wounded are now being brought in, but tho total casualties are not yet exactly known. The British loss, at a rough estimate, is about 100 killed and wounded. Many shells fell in tho British camp before the enemy was repulsed. The Chinese Talking a Hand. London, Sept. 9. Pekin dis patches of tho 5th state that the Chi nese have reinstated the king of Co rea, and seized his father, who had usurped tho throne, and taken him to China. Want It Private. Limerick, Sept. 9. Tho authori ties have refused to permit any re porter to bo present at the execu tion of Haynes. . Candidates are getting anxious. Teitle has taken to letter uriting. God help him. The Courier is ono papers in Arizona. of the ablest Delegate Oury will soon the campaign, at Prescott. open The Independents aro the nymphs du pave of Arizona politics. Narrow minds, ignorance and in gratitude go hand in hand. Tombstone District is filling up with now mines and mining districts. How charmingly disinterested most reformers are. Quite poetically so. Those on the Great Register last year, cannot voto unless they re register. The Republicans of Arizona aro not suffering from an overdose of enthusiasm. The nominees of the Democratic convention will be the next officers of Cochise county. Nincompoops and cranks should not be entrusted with tho manage ment of public affairs. Wk never take medicine, except from a competent doctor strong enough to administer it. Those indebtod to the Epitaph will please remember that it takes money to run a newspaper. The Epitaph proposes to preserve its dignity, no matter how heated the campaign may become. A good deal is said about Ring. Who is it, what is it, what does it do for a livelihood ? the and It is rumored that Porter has tho gout. The shock of Oury's political battery will soon limber him up. The Tombstone journals contain morn original matter than those of any other section of the Territory. At the Democratic convention, the nomination of precinct officers should be left to the precinct delega- J tions. The citizens of Prescott are being badly held up by foot-pads. Thero is not enough employment to fit the census. The clerk of the Board of Super visors should havo published a list of precincts in tho county, and the reg istering officers thereat. Gen. Crook is polishing up his sword, preparatory to exterminating the Apaches. If ho succeeds, the Epitaph will do its best to write him into a Major Generalship. A thorough and vigorous investi gation of the charges made by Judge Wylie regarding tho attempted brib ery of the star route jury is now in order. This journal is published in the interest of the public, and will not descend to personalties; neither will it attack the private character of anyone. As soon as the Democratic nomina tions are made, the editor of the Epitaph will make a tour over the county. Ho would have started sooner, but was afraid that somo des sicated idiot might accuse him of electioneering for some ambitious politician. Now that the Independent has swung into line, there will no doubt be a wholesale slaughter of corrupt county officials and rinjjs. In the interest of true reform, of courso there will be no favoritism shown no predelictious in the way of a clean sweep of tho Augean stables. The Miner should not forget that Wm. M. Buffum, who is a Republi can, is also a member of the Terri torial Prison ring. The question at issue iu the premises, is simply a matter of official fraud and corrup tion that should be ventilated by the press, and investigated by the Ipgis lature. Some of tho Arizona journals seem to delight iu abusing each other. It may be nin'for tho editors, but the public generally looks for news. Belligerent journalists should settle their differences in the good old-fashioned way, and not annov their neighbers like a lot of scolding women. FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR OUlt FOMCY. During our management of tho Epitaph we have endeavored to so conduct it, that it might be, to the public, an exponent of news and ideas. Under the old regime this city was kept in a ferment of excite ment and agitation, that indirectly led to disturbances of tho peace and crimes. Tombstone acquired c rep utation for lawlessness that reverted against the prosperity of the camp, and the latter is only beginning to recover its natural buoyancy. Rec ognizing these facts, we havo care- lully avoided agitation of dead it the journal local duty to issues, believing of a public foster and protect the private and public interests of the community in which it is located. Tho result of this course of the Epi taph has been good in tho fact that there is to-day nn entire absenno of. lawlessness throughout the county. Investors are not kept away through fear, hitherto idle mines are being developed and all classes of business consequently are reaping a good profit. We have been urged to at tack various interests and persons, but have steadily refused because the requests havo been traced to sel fish motives, and wo believed the best interests of tho business men of this city would be subserved by an entire cessation of injurious recrim inations. Tho camp is now in an exceedingly healthy condition. The bullion producing mines never look ed better nor yielded more, and in almost every direction now and rich strikes are being constantly made. With all these facts existing, it would certainly bo suicidal for this, or any other local journal to do ought that would tend to cloud existing pros perity. Politically, the Epitaph will sustain the principles it belives in, rationally 'and reasonably, insulting no one and fearing none. It will support or oppose candidates in a dignified and firm manner, upon their public records, leaving their private characters to their Maker. THE STAB ROUTE FIASCU. The jury report in the star route cases was exactly what every intelli gent citizen in the country anticipated since the commencement of the legal comedy. The jury disagree in the principal cases. Two of the lesser thieves, whose money sacks were not very extensive, aro found guilty, ono figurehead was acquitted, and the Dorseys and Brady stand in the same position they did before the trial began. It is reported that in tho case of J. W. Dorsey and Brady the jury stood ten for conviction and two for acquittal, and slippery Stove walked forth, with nine of the jurors declaring' him guilty, while three professed to believo in his innocence. It would be interesting to learn the exact amount it cost the conspira tors to buy tho jury. We have no doubt but that the two or three men who held out and cheated the peni tentiary out of a couple of prominent lodgers were well paid for their labor. The freedom with which the jurors and defendants mixed together, dined and wined, and hsd good times, was a subject of scandal in Washing ton for a month back. Even the judge on the bench found it necessary to rebuke the shameful attempts made to buy the jury bodily. As it is, there is not a doubt but that thn conspira tors got their work in on at least three of them. The record is indeed shameful. There is not a sensible man in the country, but believes that Brady and the Dorseys were guilty of entering into a conspiracy to cheat the Government; yet, in the face of this fact, the are turned loose, or the next thing to it, for a jury disagreement now-a-days is as good as an acquittal. The trial cost the Government $8,000,000, and all its powers were introduced to pun ish the rascals, yet, in the face of all this, the graceful sliding of a few thousand dollars into the pockets of a juror, can defeat the most perfect legal machinery known to civiliza tion. Of course, the result of tho trial, will lessen the respect for law, and skeptics will again reiterate that only poor criminals can be sent to jail. And who can successfully deny tho truth of the assertions? How many of us now living haw seen wealthy criminals whipped In law ? All sensible citizens will ad mit that the system is sound in the abstract, and cannot be impeached without resorting to corruption. Tho jury system is slowly, but sure ly, getting into disrepute, yet who can suggest a better plan?