Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, October 05, 1880, Image 2

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iancastet intelligencer.
"It is new the right' aud the duty of a
lawyer te bring te the notice of the peo
ple, who elect the judges, every instance
of what he believes te be corruption or
partisanship. Ne class of the commu
nity ought te be allowed freer scope in
the expression or publication of opinions
as te the capacity, impartiality or integ
rity of judges than members of the bar.
They have the best opportunities of
observing and forming a correct judg
ment: they are inconstant attendance
en the courts ; hundreds of these who
are called en te vote never enter a court
room, or if they de it is only at intervals
as jurors, witnesses or parties. Te say
that an attorney can only act or speak en
this subject under liabitity te be called
te account and te be deprived of his pro
fessional livelihood by the very judge or
judges whom lie may consider it his duty
te attack and expose, is a position tee
monstrous te be entertained for a mo
ment under our present system. Opin
ion of the Supreme Court vx parte Stein-
man ami JlcnacL
What we Charged.
Judge Sharswood somewhat misap
prehended the fact but in a point net
material te the decision rendered by him
in saying of the alleged libel that "we
may safely assume that it meant te
charge and did charge that the judges
had decided the case wrongfully from
motives of political paitizansbip." It
did net charge this nor mean te charge
it. Ouranimadversieu was net upon the
decision of the case by the.judges, but
upon its manipulation by the attorneys.
What we charged against the court was
that it refrained from motives of polit
ical partisanship from taking notice of
the imposition practised upon it and the
disgrace attaching te it through the con
duct of the officiating attorneys, who
were prominent Republican politicians.
As we have said, this difference is net
material, since the publication even in
this view of it was a libel en its face,
and was only redeemed from being a
libel in fact by its substantial truth.
That the attorneys in question did secure
the acquittal of Snyder by a prostitution
of the machinery of justice, is a confess
ed fact ; that the court did net cull them
te account for it is another fact. Why ?
if it was net " from motives of political
partisanship." Here was an outcry of
the press and the people against the of
fending attorneys, demanding an in
quiry into their conduct. This demand
was addressed te a court which showed
itself sensitive enough of its honor te
pounce quickly upon the Democratic ed
itors who charged upon it political par
tisanship. But that court shut its eyes
te the absolutely confessed misconduct
of attorneys at their bar, who prostituted
the machinery of justice te secure the
acquittal of a guilty defendant.
Lawykks will have need te take heed
that they worthily bear the responsibili
ties which the supreme court of Penn
sylvania puts upon them in declaring
that " it is new the right and duty of a
lawyer te bring te the notice of the peo
ple, who elect the judges, every instance
of what he believes te be corruption or
partisanship. Xe class of the communi
ty ought te be allowed freer scope in the
expression or publication of their opinion
as te the capacity, impartiality or integri
ty of judges than members of the bar."
Xe one can doubt the soundness of that
declaration. The lawyer best knows
the judge, and lias the influence among
the people, if he ventures te exercise it,
which will always secure a geed bench.
The difficulty lies in the timidity and
selfishness of the lawyer, who fears te op
pose the effort of a shrewd politician te
elevate himself te the lench, lest in the
event of his success he may suffer
in his professional practice. It is very
valuable te a lawyer te have the reputa
tion of being close te the bench ; and
there are plenty of attorneys who are
mean enough te cultivate such a repute
at any sacrifice of the public geed that
imperiously demands an order of men en
the benchloe honest, independent and
strong te let any practitioner before
them at the bar be considered te control
them. Te such lawyers the revelation
of the supreme court as te their duty
will come without effect. Tut upon
the honest lawyer, who needs but te
knew his duty te seek te perform
it, these words of the court will
weigh heavily. The law net only pro
tects him in discovering the deficiencies
of unworthy judges, but enjoins it upon
him as a high duty. This authoritative
revelation of an attorney's duty in secur
ing an honest and capable judiciary
ought te have an important influence
hereafter towards that end.
Ox ly demagogues like Wickersham,
office-holders like Val. Heffman, and po
litical bummers like Heggy Leenard,
will wonder why "business men" are re
luctant te advertise themselves as " Gar
field" butchers and bakers and candle
stick makers, when they expect their
trade te come from all classes of the com
munity and recognize no distinctions of
party in their business affairs. There
are quite as intelligent and earnest
Democrats as Republicans engaged in
every class of manufacturing and com
mercial enterprise. Prominent and in
fluential Democrats all ever the country
are engaged in railroading and shipping,
in sterekeeping and manufacturing and
in trading of all kinds. They knew,
as everybody else of intelligence knows,
that no harm threatens any moral or ma
terial interest in the election of Han
cock. If any change could affect busi
ness it would be in a change of the
political control of Congress, whereas
the fact is that while a panic ensued
undera Republican Congress, restoration
of business and confidence came with a
Democratic Heuse, and prosperity in
creased when the Democracy secured
control of both branches of Congress.
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Air or wmcu proves, n it proves anv-
thing, that the cenntry's best interests j
would be further enhanced by a change '
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of the executive control. Be that as it
may, sensible men who de business en
business principles are no mere disposed
te mix politics with their business than
with their religion or social affairs.
Xevertbelessif any of the "businessmen"
of Lancaster want te put up sign beards
that no Democratic trade is wanted at
their places of business they have a con
stitutional right te de se.
Jeiix Cesska continues mailing te
Democrats his circulars appealing for
money and they continue remaihng them
te this office. Te bis last edition of them
he has appended this feet note :
In addition te the reasons above set
forth, I beg te remind every friend of our
cause that many of the national bank
charters expire in 1884, which will be with
in the term for which our chief executive
is te be chosen in November, and I need
net suggest te you what would be the re
sult if the Democratic party should tri
umph and secure the executive.
We believe this is net the first time
the national banks of Pennsylvania have
been struck for blackmail. These who
were caught some years age will hardly
put their fingers into the fire again,
though feels de net profit much by ex
perience. m m
The Thanks of the Natien.
lie it Reselxed, by the Senate and Heuse
of Representatives, &c. That, in addition,
te the thanks heretofore voted, by joint
resolution, approved January 28, 18C4, te
Maj. Gen. Gee. G. Meade, Maj. Gin. O.
0. Heward, aud te the officers and soldiers
of the Army of the Potomac, for the skill
and heroic valor which, at Gettysburg,
repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken
and dispirited, the veteran army of the
rebellion, the gratitude of the American
people aud the thanks of their represen
tatives in Congress arc likewise due aud
arc hereby tendered te Maj. Gen. Winfield
S. Hancock for his gallant, meritorious
and conspicuous share in that great and
decisive victory.
Passed by the Heuse, April 10, 18G(i ; passed
by the Senate, April 18, 18GG ; signed by
the President, AprilVZ, 18GC.
" The troops under my command have
repulsed the enemy's attack, and have
gained a great victory. The enemy arc
new flying in all directions.
" W. S. Hancock.
" Majer General."
"Say te Gen. Hancock that I regret ex
ceedingly that he is wounded, and that I
thank him for the country and for myself
for the great service he has rendered to
day. Gee. G. Mkaiu',
" Mai. Gcu. Command ing. '
Lincoln's Opinion of Ilanceck.
" Seme of the elder generals Jiare said te
vie tliat he is rash, and I luiie said te them
that I hate watched General Hancock's con
duct very carefully, and Ihate found that
when he gees into action he acJiietcs his pur
pose and comes out with a smaller list of cas
ualties than any of them. If Itis life and
strcngtJt arc spared I belicce that General
Ilanceck is destined te be one of the most
distinguished men of the age.''
And te show hew much he thought of
him Mr. Lincoln declared that he always
opened his morning mail in fear aud trem
bling lest he would hear that Gen. Han
cock had been killed or wounded.
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BjoiinsT-jkhxeBjeiinsex, the poet, will
be given a reception by the Scandinavians
of Bosten. Prof. Longfellow will be one
of the guests. .
Hen. Jenx E. KuitTZ, ex-mayor of Lis Lis
eon, Iowa,and member of the Iowa Legisla
ture, is visiting relatives and friends in this
city and vicinity.
At an immense mass-meeting of Demo
crats at Marien, S. C, Senater Hampton
spekc,and in the course of his address took
occasion te indorse General Hanceqk's let
ter en Southern war claims. Senater Hamp
ton's remarks, disclaiming any sympathy
with such raids en the National treasury,
were received with the most enthusiastic
At the celebration of Mr. B.vxeitei-r'h
80th anniversary, in Newport en Sunday,
a number of presents were sent te the ven
erable historian, one of which was a large
basket of flowers, with the floral figures
"80" in the centre. During the evening
one of the rooms was lighted by a mam
moth " candle of light," composed of 80
caudles one for each year of his life.
The people who elect judges shall be
kept fully informed of their conduct and
their character.
TnE press aud judges of the supreme
court seem te be en the same side this
One hundred and cighty-one colored
voters, whose names arc printed in the
local newspapers, sigued a call last Thurs
day for a meeting of the colored people of
Memphis, Tenn., for the purpose of organ
izing a Ilanceck and English club, and an"
neuueiug their purpose te vote for the
Democratic candidates. They had here
tofore acted with the Republicans. This
species of Southern bull-dozing is outrage
ous that's what it is, just shocking ! Hay
Brown should hurry down there and pro
tect the peer Africans.
Wekkixumen and business men will lis
ten te the opinions of Colonel Themas A.
Scott, late president of the Pennsylvania
Central railroad; Franklin B. Gewcn,
president of the Philadelphia fc Reading
railroad ; H. E. Packer, of the Lehigh
Valley railroad ; Henry D. Welsh, presi
dent of the American steamship company ;
William Masscy, brewer, and president of
the Philadelphia & Atlantic railroad ;
Themas G. Heed, of Heed, Bonbright &
Ce. ; Jehn O. James, of James, Santcc &
Ce. ; Jehn T. Robbins, iron manufacturer,
Philadelphia : Jehn II. Dialogue, iron
ship-builder, Camden, X. J. ; E. R. Mc
Dowell, .of the Leibrandt & 3IcDewcll
stove company ; Charles T. Parry, of the
Baldwin locomotive works ; Geerge Bul Bul
eock, of the Conshohocken woolen mills ;
Rebert Patterson, M. J. Dehan and ethers,
who testify that the present tariff will net
be imperiled nor business interests disturb
ed by the election of Hancock and Eng
lish. Besides these, thousands of Phihu
delphia business men who regard with in
dignatien the assumption of Republican
leaders that they are the special friends
and protectors of the financial, manufac
turing and commercial interests of the
country (an assumption entirely unwar
ranted in view of the unprecedented num
ber of bankruptcies and commercial disas
ters that have occurred during the period
they have had control of the federal gov
ernment), have signed a declaration that
in their opinion "a change of administra
tion will net be attended with disaster te
any of the industrial or financial interests ;
en the centrrry, the election of Hancock
and English, by promoting peace, tran
quillity and contentment in the Southern
states, will stimulate emigration and busi
ness enterprise, the benefits of which will
be felt in all sections, and establish an era
of commercial prosperity greater and mere
permanent than our country has hereto
fore enjoyed."
Upcning of tbe Veer-Hunting Season In
The season for hunting deer in Pennsyl
vania opened en Friday and long before
daybreak hunters were wending their way
through the forest en their way te the
hunting grounds. Since the organization
of the Blooming Greve park association
and the establishment pf the park in
Blooming Greve township, Pike county,
in 1870, hunting has become a popular
sport and the entire region a hunting
ground for Xew Yerk spertmen. The
small game, such as rufl'ed grouse, squir
rels, and quail, are usually abundant this
season, and deer and ether large game
have increased wonderfully. There was a
special law passed by the Pensylvauia
Legislature in 1877 prohibiting the hunting
of deer in Pike county, for a period of
three years, this law was repealed in
1878, but the law prohibiting the hunting
of deer with dogs still holds geed. Since
dogs have net been allowed te chase deer
they have become mere abundant. In
stead of a great majority of them being pur
sued by dogs and driven across the Dela
ware river into Xew Yerk and New Jersey,
as was the case before the prohibitory law
was passed, the deer new remain in the
Pennsylvania mountains. Xext te Bloom
ing Greve park, deer are the most plen
tiful about the Shohe'a Farms, in Shohola
township, ten miles west of Milferd. Geed
deer hunting is also found in Perter town
ship, in the extreme southwestern end of
Pike county. Most of the hunters who
visit Perter township come from Philadel
phia, while the class of sportsmen who
hunt for deer from one te four weeks in
the northwestern part of the county come
fiem Xew Yerk and Brooklyn. On the
opening day this year several fine deer
were killed, and already a number of line
saddles have been shipped te the metrop
olis. Deer hunting in Pike county is dili
gently followed every season, aud many
resident hunters make a livelihood for
themselves and their families by killing
deer and shipping the saddles te Xew
Yerk and ether cities. The most success
ful deer hunters of Pike county arc the
Quicks, Hoffmans, Greenings and Wcst Wcst Wcst
Dauiel Cellins murdered his brother
Jehn in a quarrel ucarSteubcuville, Ohie.
The new posteffice building at Chicago
was occupied yesterday and the mail dis
tributed for the first time.
Jehn Cook, aged 40 year, a prominent
citizen of Xew Brunswick, X. J., died yes
terday of lockjaw. He ran a nail into his
feet a few days age.
A fire in Hudsen, Mass., destroyed the
Hudsen house, a blockef tenement houses,
a store and a barber shop, causing a less
of 820,000.
President AValker, of the Teledo produce
exchange, sent his unruly son te a reform
school. The boy felt the disgraee keenly
and, en being released, committed suicide.
Oliver Milder, special agent of the
pension bureau, was killed by a freight
train at Strawberry Plains, Twin., en Sun
day. Jeseph Morehouse, a fireman en the
Xew Jersey Central railroad, is reported
sick el hydrophobia m .hlizabcthpert, N .
J. He was bitten .by a pet deg three
weeks age.
Jehn P. T. Verhecs, aged 13 ycais, was
killed by falling from a ladder while paint
ing his house at Giggstewn, twelve miles
from Xew Brunswick, X. J., yesterday
A colored man named Dillen cut Gabriel
Merris' threat, at Cress wicks, near Bordcu Berdcu Bordcu
tewn, during an altercation en Saturday
evening. Tiic injured man is net expected
te recover. Dillen is in Mount Helly jail.
Twe brother 'named Fahey, quarreled
in Maskham, Out., and the elder struck
the younger en the forehead with a ring,
inflicting a dangerous if net a fatal wound. '
Their father en seeing the wound, fell
The perk packing establishments of
Fess & Hemer and Paul Gable, at Canten.
near the city limits of Baltimore, were de
stroyed by lire. The less of Fess & Hemer
is estimated at $50,000. Panl Gable's less
is estimated at $20,000.
A party of twelve peibens attempted te
cre&s Lake Mcgantic in a beat, and when
near Victeria Bay the beat upset in cense
quence et being overloaded and lour pas
sengers were drowned, viz : Mrs. Jehn
Murray and her son Angus, Miss McICcnzIe
and Miss McDonald.
Seven persons, guests and member:, of
the family of Hen. Jehn Rugglcs, in Mil
waukee were poisoned yesterday by eating
wild parsnips for dinner. All have recov
ered except two, who are in a critical con
dition. The parsnips were obtained at a
grocery store.
A billiard match under the new mles for
the championship of America and $1000 a
side, was played in Xew Yerk last night
by Geerge F. Slossen and Jacob Schacfcr.
It was wen by Slossen, by a score of 000
te 433. The best run, 312, was made by
Schacfcr. The winner average was 22.',.
Lecal elections were held yesterday in
Couuecticut. The Republicans carried
Mcridcn by 350 majority, a gain of 100
since last year, and Xerwalk by 103 ma
jority, a gain of 154. The also carried
Hartferd and Norwich. Returns from 7G
interior towns give the Republicans 4C and
the Democrats 24, C being equally divided.
The property of a Chicago jockey and
trotting club, including buildings at the
track and leasehold interest in the ground
en which it is located, were seized yester
day under a judgment in favor of Henry V.
Bemis for 631,700. The ether liabilities
are said te amount te $22,000. The prop prep
city will be sold en the 27th instant.
A tourist nartv with .TiuVn Dititnliim r
f the New Yerk supreme court, while 're
turning irem the Yescmite, were upset in
a stage coach near Milten, Cal. Father
Traynor had a leg broken, and died after
it was amputated. Judge Denehue and
his wife and Mr. Walten were slightly in
jured. The rest of the party were" net
It is geed news from Flerida that the re
ports of the destruction of the orange crop
by the tempests of last August, in which
the Vera Cruz was wrecked, were untrue.
The orange plantations are farther north
than the latitude in which the storms were
worst. The damage te the crop was slight,
estimated by ene planter at only about five
per cent., anti ey nene at any higher fig
ure. Se there will be no perceptible fall
ing off in the supply of Flerida oranges.
The dead body or Daniel Hinkle was
found a week age in a thicket four miles
from Poplar Bluff, Me., with two bullet
holes in the head and with his pockets
turned inside out. Three men, named
Dunn, Frank and Shamblin, known as
reckless and desperate characters were
suspected of the murder. Frank and
Shamblin were arrested and acknowledged
that with Dunn they had killed Hinkle
and divided his money. They are new en
trial. Dunn is in jail at Corning, Ark.,
for horse-stealing.
Hew Viewed by the Ptuladclpbia News
papers. Philadelphia Becerd.
A very clear and thorough exposition of
the points involved. While characterizing
the publication of the two lawyer-editors
as being such as te expose them te indict
ment for libel, Judge Sharswood is justly
emphatic in his rebuke of the summary
aud high-handed conduct of the quarter
sessions judge of Lancaster and in vindi
cating the equal right and duty of a lawyer
with ether citizens te bring te the notice
of the people, who elect their judges,
every instance of what he believes te be
corruption and partisanship.
As AVas Expected.
Philadelphia Press.
The supreme court has decided, as every
well-informed person in the state doubt
less supposed it would, that Judge Patter
son erred in summarily disbarring the lawyer-editors,
Messrs. Steinman and Hensel,
en account of their newspaper criticism of
the judge last winter.
The court does net decide what official
misconduct does render an attorney liable
te summary punishment by the court. It
is settled, however, that a libel cannot be
thus punished. Lawyer journalists can,
there fore, rest in the assurance that they
cannot, in this state, be punished as law
yers for their offenses as journalists.
Courts Amenable te Lnn.
Philadelphia Inquirer.
The court could go no further than
that in denunciation of the arbitrary, un
just aud, as the court of highest resort de
clares, illegal act of Associate Justice Pat
terson iu disbarring Messrs. Steinman &
Hensel, who, though attorneys of the
court, as editors of a respectable newspa
per, and in their character as editors, felt
called upon te criticise the conduct of the
court in a matter which was a public scan
dal. Judge Sharswood, distinguished as he
has long been as a learned and upright
judge, never mere greatly distinguished
himself for judicial wisdom and impar
tiality than he has done in this celebrated
case, and the decision of the court is such
a rebuke te lesser judicial officers who exer
cise their lesser wisdom and their larger
importance, as te serve as a warning te
them that they cannot use their brief au
thority arbitrarily without paying the
penalty of profound disgrace and humilia
tion. Courts may learn from this decision that
they arc net laws unto themselves much
less above the law. Ne divinity hedges
them about te. shield them from the criti
cism of the press. If they would guard
themselves from it they must give it no oc
casion. Failing te de that this wise decree
teaches them that they are, as citizensj no
mere exempt from censure than ethers arc
who offend justice. The press does net
want vindication. What it docs some
times want is protection against the arbi
trary rulings of courts, te be sustained iu
its right te expose wrong wherever wrong
is done or whoever is the wrongdoer. This
protection the supreme court gives it in
this decision, and the victory is net only
that of the suitors in the case, but that of
the entire newspaper press as well.
A Sound Judgment.
This judgment is a sound one, as all who
read the reasoning and the law upon
which it is based must agree. Chief Jus
tice Sharswood admits that if the publica
tion was maliciously made it was a gross
libel en the judges of the court; but this
was a fact te be found by a jury by due
process of law, and net te be determined
summarily by a judge as foundation for
disbarring an attorney. After conviction
it might be proper for the court te consider
whether the convicted attorney had
misbehaved, in his office, or had
been unfaithful te his oath of
fidelity te the court. But Judge Shars
wood does uet say that even conviction for
this offence would warrant the disbarring
of an attorney, the decision leaving that
an open question. The decision vindicates
the right of attorneys in their discuss
ions out of court te criticise or censure
judges for their official proceedings, new
when judges are elected by the people, en
the ground that attorneys, by reason of
their attendance in court, have the best
opportunity te observe what is light or
wrong, and the best means for giving in
formation te the people.
An Authoritative Precedent.
Xnrth American.
The result of this adjudication must
commend itself te all who upheld the free
dom of the press and believe in orderly
legal procedure. The decision of Judge
Sharswood will be accepted as an authori
tative precedent in such cases, which we
may be permitted te hope will net be many
in the future. The case was argued with
force and signal ability by Messjs. A. Iv.
McCiure aud Rufus E. Shaplcy, and their
arguments, taken together with the de
cision of the. Chief Justice, constitute a
strong defence of the right, aud the prin
ciples involved in the controversy, as it is
often the geed fortune of the intelligent
public te have brought within its cog
nizance. Judicial Despotism Relinked.
Philadelphia Time?.
The supreme court et Pennsylvania yes
terday delivered a most important judg
ment alTectiug the rights of the bench, the
bar aud the press ; and the incisive sen
tences of Chief Justice Sharswood, rebuk
ing the petty judicial despotism of Judge
Patterson, will stand side by side with the
memorable deliverance of Chief Justice
Gibsen in the Austin case, nearly half a
century age. Then as new, a local judge
conceived the belief that he was greater
than either liberty or law, and the su
preme court was called upon te restore
the disbarred attorneys of Fayette and
teach judicial officers that the temple of
justice was net a proper place for mean
ness or malice te strike at the manhood of
attorneys. Since the Austin case there has
been no judge in Pennsylvania se entirely
forgetful of the dignity and duties of the
judicial office as te dismiss attorneys
without effense or trial, until Judge Pat
terson involved himself in the prostitution
of justice in his own court. He was free
ly criticized bocause his conduct made
criticism a necessity if justice was net te
be made the plaything of unscrupulous
faction, aud the criticism was confined te
no one party. Republican and Democratic
journals, at his home and elsewhere, alike
complained of his subordination of the
law te the interests of the ruling faction of
the political party with which he is con
nected. The New Era, the most widely
read and influential Republican journal of
Lancaster, and whose proprietor and pub
lisher is a member of the bar, was even
mere earnest and positive in denouncing
Judge Patterson's abuse of justice than
was the Lxtelligexceb ; but he did net
dare te call that journal, te account. .He
passed Mr. Warfel by and summoned
Messrs. Steinman and Hensel before him
by messenger, demanded te knew who had
written the article criticizing the court, is
sued rules te punish for contempt and te
disbar ; and finally struck the editors from
the roll for misbehavior in office. This
was done for criticism out of court of a
case that had been finally disposed of and
with which neither of the disbarred at
terneys was professionally connected ; and
it will be remembered as a reproach upon
President Judge Livingston that he was
present .aud gave bis assent te the vin
dictive and lawless judgment.
It will be specially gratifying te the bar
and the press that the supreme court has
net reversed Judge Patterson en any tech
nical ground. It is a reversal that gees te
the root of the issue and will silence for
all time te come the narrow judicial arro
gance that assumes te be infallible and
unanswerable te enlightened public opin
ion. The merits of the issue between the
plaintiffs in error and the court below
could net be brought within the jurisdic
tion of the court of List resort, and the de
cisien is predicated en the assumed fact
that Judge Patterson may have been
libeled, as the publication is manifestly
a libel en its face in the absence
of the defiantly proffered sustaining
proof; but it is the mere bread
and complete iu defining the relative rights
and duties of bench and bar, inasmuch as
the lower court is presumed te have had
all the provocation it claimed te have te
sustain the summary dismissal of two re
spected member of the bar. Se far from
sustaining Judge Patterson's despotic as
sumption that criticism of courts must be
prohibited because it brings the administra
tion of justice into public disrepute. Chief
Justice Sharswood declares it te be net
only the right but the duty of the bar te
criticize judges when they err iu their offi
cial acts, and he pronounced the law as
laid down by Judge Patterson as "tee
monstrous te be entertained for a mo
ment under our present system." The
distinction between the judicial system
under which the Austin decision was given
and the present system is very concisely
drawn by the supreme court, and it gees
te the very marrow of the subject. The
right of the people, who new elect and
remove their judges, te be well advised of
judicial lnhrmitics is maulully defended
by the most conservative of our judicial
tribunals, aud the members of the bar are
taught in distinct terms that, as they best
knew hew judges demeau themselves and
can best teach the people, they have
duties as well as rights in the matter of
public criticism of judicial acts. Such
bread-gaugo doctrine from the su
preme court is an impressive ad
monition te small judges who are ever first
te summon the extreme power of courts te
gratify mean resentments, audit will -be
an anchor of safety te the judiciary of this
aud ether states long after its distinguished
author shall have passed away.
The decision of the supreme court iu
this case very clearly places the bench, the
bar and the press in their just positions
under free government. It bridles judi
cial license without in any degree unbrid
ling the licciibe of the bar or the prcss.and
it will be the mere warmly welcomed by
the most reputable journals of the coun
try, because it conserves all liberty with
Hew tfie Republican Party is Handicapped
by Inlidcl Beb.
Chaplain McCabe, well-known in Metho
dist circles, scuds the following explanation
aud pretest te the Xew Yerk Times.
"Yeu are at a less te account for the
result in Maine. I will explain it te you.
Preachers knew mere about what is going
en among the people than editors de.
Added te the defection of thousands of
Prohibitionists from Davis, caused by his
lukewarmness en the subject of temper
ance, was the presence of Rebert Ingersoll
in Maine. If the Republican party wish te
be utterly defeated this fall, they may send
this wretched blasphemer out te make
political speeches. Consider his history.
He spoke two or three years age in Indiana,
and it remained Democratic. He speke iu
Ohie, and Ohie went Democratic. He
spoice in Illinois, and shook down our
majority from 30,000 te 0,000. He did
net speak iu Iowa, and Iowa's majority
went up in that same election from 30,000
te 59,000, New you have well-nigh lest
Maine. I tell you te keep him out of the
field. Yeu cannot expect the support of
thousands of Christian men if you attempt
te carry such a lead of ignorance, blas
phemy, and scurrility as arc represented
in the person and character of Rebert In-
Cel. Themas A. Scott has givcu $7,000
toward the erectieu of the Episcopal hos
pital at Clinten, Delaware county.
A West Elizabeth coal miner, named
James E. Yeung, was struck by the Wall's
accomedation at Spring IlilJ, and instant
ly killed.
II. C. Willis, an old resident of Frank
lin, was found dead in his yard en Satur
day. He is believed te have been mur
dered. Around Lackawaxen. great numbers of
large white butterflies have made their ap
pearance te the alarm ut the larmers. The
mass is se dense iu places that it presents
the appearance of a snow storm.
While returning te his home in Sharps,
burg after the big parade en Saturday
night, AVm. Baker was fatally injured by
a train en the West Pcnn railroad. In
jumping from the train while in motion
he fell under the wheels, and both feet
were ground off at the ankles.
The third annual convention of the State
Association of Pennsylvania Millers will
open in Wilkcsbarrc in the Wyoming Val
lay hotel, en Tuesday, the 12th, for the
election of officers and the transaction of
ether business. Reduced rates for beard
have been secured at the various hotels for
visitors, and tickets ler a gratuitous ex
cursion ever the mountains.
Hearts and Ilaudm.
Avery pleasant hymeneal event occurred
yesterday at neon at the residence of Levi
S. Reist, "Locust Heme," Warwick town
ship, the high-contracting parties being
Mr. Reist's daughter Clam and Mr. Henry
F. Hestcttcr of Oregon, this county. The
nuptial knot was tied by Rev. Jeseph
Weirich, assisted by Rev. P. A. Bewman,
and many friends and relatives were pre
sent te shower their congratulations
upon the happy pair. After the
ceremony the guests partook of
a sumptuous wedding repast, and the
bride and groom left this city en the fast
line west at 2:10 p. m. en their wedding
tour, the ultimate point of destination
being Chicago. In their journey through
life Mr. and Mrs. Hestcttcr are accompa
nied by the well wishes of hosts of
friends and acquaintances.
The following have been elected officers
of the Elizabethtewu cornet band.
President Majer J. C. Rcdscckcr.
Secretary Lcandcr Schcets.
Financial Secretary Cyrus Sherbahn.
Treasurer Philip .Singer.
Trustees J. C. Rcdscckcr, L. Schectz
andC. Sherbahn.
Leader II. B. Brahm.
Drum Majer J. C. Redscckcr.
Yesterday afternoon at half-past 3
o'clock Mr. Bates, of Warren, Pa., a stu
dent in the Lititz academy, mounted a
bicycle at the Pennsylvania railroad depot
for the purpose of riding te Lititz. He
said he could easily make the trip in an
hour, or in less time than the uasscngcr
cars run from Lancaster te Lititz.
Sale or Keal Estate.
Samuel Hess and Sen,auctioneers,sold at
public sale,Monday,at the Merrimae house.
Lancaster, ler Jehn JN. .buy, ie head of I
Canada horses at an average of $107.68 1
per head.
anacroreoir "nusuMUBmnr.'
A Miserable rare ..Km by Political Haeke.
The meeting of business men called by
the Republicans te take place last evening
in the orphans' court room was a dead
failure. About fifty persons were present,
and a majority of these were chronie office
holders and office-hunters.
J. P. Wickersham, state superintendent
of public schools, was called te the chair,
and J. B. Leng was chosen secretary.
The only business transacted was the ap
pointment, of a committee of two from
each ward te make arrangements for the
"business men " te turn out as a body in
the Republican parade, te take place en
Friday night ! Of the eighteen men thus
appointed only eight were present. There
was net the slightest enthusiasm, and a
mere shamed-faced gang of disappointed
wire-pullers was never seen assembled to
gether. Toe Ust.
Following is a complete list of these who
advertised themselves as " Republican bu
siness men " by their attendance, and ac
cordingly give notice that noHaneeok
men need apply at their exclusively Re
publican business places :
Dr. J. P. Wickersham. t ate superinten
dent of public instruction, ex-candidate for
Congress and governor.
James H. Marshall "wieh is post
master." Lewis S. Hartman, eigara, ex-protheno-tary.
Jcre. Rohrer, whisky, ex-register.
Jake Peters, cotton, ex-assemblymen.
Jeseph Samson, brush-maker, ex-prison
inspector and a desen ether ex's.
Sam'l 31. Myers, slething, ex-eommis-siener.
J. B. Warfel, cx-senatar and publisher
et New Era.
Wm. D. Spr'echer, agricultural supplies,
common councilman.
J. B. Leng, stock broker.
Henry Shubert, auctioneer, ex-alderman
Antheny Lechler, lightning red man.
Jehn D. Skiles, tobacco, ex-ceuneilman,
candidate for prothenotary.
Jeseph H. Hoever, ex-city pump-mender.
Joel Haines, barber, assessor, and ex
chief of fire department.
Danny Bluffer, carpenter, standing can
didate for sheriff, coroner, ete., ete.
Walter Sutten, deputy sheriff.
Heggy Leenard, Third ward heeler.
Philip Benedict, letter carrier.
Valentine Heffman, letter carrier.
Frank Shreder, cotton miller.
H. C. Harner, cashier 1st National bank.
E. J. Erisman, notions, and sobeol dir
J. E. Smaliug, artist tailor and counsel-
ler in dress.
Jacob Erisman, journeyman tailor and
H. H. Hesslett, drummer.
' Shaub, shoes.
Henry Shertz, plasterer.
J. W. Allen, dentist.
J. W. Byrne, dry goods.
B. F. Breneman, house furnishing, de
feated candidate for peer director.
Harry A. Diller, iron and steel, ex-eeun-cilman.
Merris Zeek, tanner, ex-ceuneilman.
Michael Harnish, dry goods.
E. J. Zahm, jewelry.
H. B. Cochran, drugs.
Chas. A. Reece, shoes.
.James Jfetts, photographer, ex-mercan
tile appraiser.
Lem. C. Eby, book store clerk.
Wm. Riddle, school book agent.
Jeseph S. Spillingar, patent rights
J. T. Reading, photographer.
Geerge H. Miller, saloon-keeper.
A. W. Baldwin, dry goods.
Dr. J. A. Ehlcr, physician.
Jacob Rathfon, clothing, ex-ceuneilman.
A. K. Hoffmeier, furniture.
Frank L. Calder, clerk.
There were net half a dozen ether per
sons present, and they were unknown te
or overlooked by the reporter. It is quite
likely that some of these named above
were net at all in sympathy with the
movement, but were attracted there by
On taking the chair Dr. Wickersham
said he was net a businessman, but would
be glad te see the bnsincss men of
Lancaster take an active interest in
the political campaign. The impor
tant questions were ths tariff, the
banks, finance and business. He was
sorry te Bee that the great business men,
the Baumgardners, Bitners, Hendersons,
Reeds, Arnolds, Spencers and ethers were
net present. He did net knew why they
were net here, but suggested that a com
mittee be appointed te invite them te at
tend an adjourned meeting and lend their
assistance te help along the campaign.
Ed. Zahm believed the election of Gar
field was necessary te continue business
prosperity, and hoped a campaign organi
zation of business men would be effected,
first, te help along the Republican cam
paign en Friday evening, and secondly, for
the purpose of securing the election of
J. B. Warfel, of the New Era, understood
that the present meeting was called for the
purpose of forming an organisatien for
the coming parade. He proposed the ap
pointment of a committee from each ward
te drum up the business men te a realisa realisa
teon of their true interests, and te make
further arrangements for the parade.
Harry Diller thought it would be nice
te have the business men parade in dark
clothes and black silk hats.
Dr. Wickersham asked whether it was
proposed te have merely a temporary organ
ization or te organize permanently for the
campaign ? He recommended the latter,and
thought it was a mistake te allow the
young men te have control of the cam
paign. The business men sheuft stand
behind them and give them their moral
and financial support. He thought an
adjourned meeting should be held at
Roberts' hall, Tuesday evening and efforts
made te get the Baumgardners, Bitners,
Arnolds, Hendersons and ethers te lend
their support te the enterprise.
Mr. Warfel did net believe it would be
possible te get together a larger meeting
than the present.
Jacob G. Peters wanted immediate action
taken. It was important te knew at once
whether the business men were going te
march through the streets with their heads
hanging down, or whether they should
march with their beads up and a band of
music in front of them.
On motion of Jehn D. Skiles a committee
of two from each ward was appointed te
make necessary arrangements for the pa
rade. The chair appointed the following :
1st Ward S. M. Myers, Harry A. Dil
ler. 2d Ward F. Shreder, J. B. Warfel.
3d Ward H. C. Demutb, O. A. Heln
itsh. 4th Ward J.
5th Ward H.
K. Imaling, Geerge H.
C. Harner, Frank B.
6th Ward' James H.
Marshall Lewis f.
7th Ward Jehn K. Reed, T. W. Brown.
8th Ward Henry Cast, H. R. Brene
man. 9th Ward J. I. Hartman, J. W. Byrne.
As before stated only a minority of the
above named committee was present.
Sam Myers said the work proposed
could net be done without the "rocks."
We should settle the matter right here
whether we should or should net have
music, torches, transparencies, &c, and
if it is decided te have them we must raise
the " wherewith" te pay for them.
Dr. Wickersham was net satisfied with
the present meeting. He would like te
see a reeular business men's meetinir en
Wednesday evening. He believed if proper
efforts were made several hundred could
be cot together. It would be of immense
profit te the Republicans and of stillgreat-
erprett te the Democrats if they only
Je. Huber moved that the committee
be instructed te hire a band The motion
was agreed te and the meeting adjourned.
It was the sickest meeting held in Lan
caster during the campaign.
Itesss Frea the rawer Sad.
Our Regular Correspondence.
The Republicans of Fulton did net raise
their pole and have a torchlight proces preces
sion, last Saturday night at Wakefield as
they had intended. It is te come off new
en the 17 inst. after they hear from In
diana and Ohie. We advance our sym
pathy in anticipation of the bad news they
will hear. ,
Mr. Gee. R. White, of Peun Hill. claims
the champion breeding sew, she having
had thirty-three pigs in eleven weeks. Mr.
White is a genuine Hancock mau.and says
if his pigs could vote, they would de it
"solid" for Hancock. .Personally "Dru "Dru
mere" would rather, if they could vote,
that they and the darkeys would support
the opposition; and if we are defeated of
which, however, there isn't the barest
possibility, of course, we can reflect that
intelligence beaten by ignorance is a vic
tory for the defeated.
When the registry of our voters was be
ing made the assessor was very particular
te ascertain the politics of each voter, and
the ones professing the true faith, yclept
Democracy, he marked. When asked by
a Democrat why he did se he replied,
"Ob, it's net a black mark." The proper
reason perhaps was that he wished te
make no mistake in assessing the Republi
cans twenty-five cents and the Democrats
fifty cents.
Last week Ned McLain, of Peach Bot Bot Bet
eom, shot twenty-two wild ducks and
crippled seven mere at ene shot with two
barrels. New it is no uncommon thing te
hear "Old Ned" humming the old darkey
song modernized thus :
"There was an old darkey an' his name is Un
cle Ned,
An, be pulls such a-telling trigger.
That be kills mere ducks, an' kills 'em dead.
Than any ether Garfield nigger."
Last week a great many of our folks,
young end old, attended the Oxford fair.
We saw mere than one of our young men
each attending a fair. One couple when
they get te Oxford, probably thinking te
save an admission fee, became one. The
consolidation was consummated en Thurs
day, Rev. Lawsen writing the article of
agreement. The firm name is Gee. H.
Steinford and wife the members of the
firm being Gee. H. Steinford and Miss
Annie Boyd.
Themas Morrison buried another child
from dyscntary, Friday, which makes the
third in about a week.
Mr. Thes. Nichelson's school at the
Chestnut Level academy, opened en Mon
day. 31 r. Nichelson is a geed teacher and
deserves liberal patronage.
A lyceum has been organized at Liberty
The entertainment at Fairfield, en the
8th, for the benefit of the Fairfield lyceum
premises te go ahead of anything our vil
lage has ever produced in the musical and
literary line.
Before Jadge Livingston.
Charless Fell vs. Edwin Burnett, Jesiah
P. Lee and Samuel T. Lee action for
damages. The plaintiff in this case owns a
farm of 123 acres en the Lancaster county
sideoftheOctoraro creek, in Little Brit
ain township. On the same stream, some
distance farther down, the defendants own
a mill which is situated en the Ches
ter eeunty side. The water for the
use of the mill is obtained from a dam
which was constructed for that purpose.
In the year 1876 the defendants purchased
this mill property, and, as it is alleged by
the plaintiff, they raised the breast of the
dam eighteen inches or two feet higher
than it had formerly been. The raising of
the dam breast caused the water of the
stream te back up en the farm of the
plaintiff, thus flooding the land and injur
ing the crops. This suit is brought te re
cover damages and for the purpose of de
termining whether the defendant bad a
right te raise the dam.
The plaintiffs offered iu evidence the
deeds of their property from 1750 up te
the present time, after which witnesses
were called te prove the facts alleged in re
gard te the raising of the dam. On trial.
Before Jadge Patterson.
In the rase of Jehn W. Hublcy vs. the
county of Lancaster the plaintiffs asked
leave te amend their narr. The defense
plead surprise and the case was continued.
A. C. Welchans vs. the county of Lan
caster, claim for wages. The plaintiff is
assessor of the First ward in this city and
he claims services for 70 days at 61.50 per
day, for work done as assessor. The plain
tiff has received 850 en account leaving a
balance of 955, which the commissioners
refused te pay. He bremrlrt suit against
them before Alderman McConeray, who
gave judgment in his favor for the amount.
The commissioners then took an appeal
and the case came into court. The plain
tiffs proved the bill by Mr. Welchans after
which they offered the acts of Assembly
regulating the pay of assessors and then
The defense then called Jehn S. Brown,
an ex-assessor of Drumore township, te
prove that he bad made the assessment of
his township in a shorter time than that
occupied by Welchans. The plaintiffs
tnen asked leave te re-open their case, and
it was allowed by the court.
James R. Garvin, Jehn W. Hublcy, Joel
Haines, C. A. Oblender, assessors in dif
ferent wards of the city, were called te
prove the amount of time required te
m ake the assessment. On trial.
Beys Parade.
The Hancock boys of the Third. Eighth
and Ninth wards had a grand street parade
last evening and presented a fine appear
ance. There were net less than 400 in
line, most of whem were equipped and
bore teichcs, while there were quite a
number of handsome banners and trans
parencies in line, and two or three small
wagons, containing small boys drawn bv
the larger boys. The participants were of
all ages from 6 te 16 years. The music was
furnished by juvenile drum corps.
Ceatraat Awarded.
Jehn B. Iteilly, of this city, has been
awarded the contract for constructing the
Baltimore & Cumberland Valley railroad
through Chambcrsburg and for four miles
in the direction of Shippensburg. Mr.
Reilly returned from Virginia a few days
age, where he has been engaged en the
contract of Messrs. McGrann & Fitzpat
rick, and he and his brother, T. Wallace
Reilly, are new in Chambcrsburg. They
have already begun work.
Rev. J. V. Eckcrt will preach and have
communion services in Mount Eden
church, Eden township, en next Sunday.
October 10, in the morning at 10 o'clock.
Preparatory services en Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Preaching also en Sun
day afternoon in Spring Valley school
house, near Girvin's store, Paradise town tewn
ibip, in the afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Fell Dead.
Yestciday while a son of Jeseph Wacker
was driving en Lew street near Rockland,
having a valuable black horse attached te
a buggy, the horse suddenly staggered and
fell heavily te the ground, dying instant
ly. Bantams.
Chas. E. Leng this morning shipped
several coops of his beautiful bantams te
Chambersburg te compete for the prizes
offered by the Franklin county fair.
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