The gentleman who preceded me (Mr. Larew) would have you
 believe that he is the most disinterested gentleman imaginable; that
 for the mere supposed good of the Commonwealth and his love of jus-
 tice, he is here to-day to prosecute the defendant. Were I to inform
 you, gentlemen of the jury, that Mr. Larew was in the Owingsville
 Convention as a delegate from the county of Mason; that he was one
 of the Committee on Resolutions which reported that they had confi-
 dence in the integrity and qualifications of all the candidates before the
 Convention, and that whoever obtained its nomination should receive
 the cordial support of the entire Democracy of the District, and that
 he was then present in making that nomination, you would doubtless
 be astonished. We learn, further, from the testimony of Mr. Green,
 that Mr. Larew, on the night of the 5th of May, 1879, was the amanu-
 ensis- of Mr. Green in the revival of these charges, copying his two
 letters, afterwards published in the Cincinnati Contmercial, dated the
 5th and 6th of May. Yet, he comes before this jury and tells you he
 is the most disinterested man in the world, and that he has said nothing
 in malice against the defendant. Of course he has none of the motley
 jingling in his pockets which has come out of the bank of Pearce,
 Wallingford  Co., and he is here prosecuting this case without fee or
 We thus see, from the evidence, gentlemen of the jury, that this
 controversy was revived in the town of Maysville upon a letter written
 by Mr. Wadsworth, whose law office was about fifty yards from the
 Eagle office, the plaintiff's printing establishment. It will strike you
 as something remarkable that one gentleman residing in the same town
 with another shou!d write a letter of the character of the one which
 has been read of the 7th of May, 1879-the letter which heads the arti-
 cle of that date. Mr. Green says that of that issue of his paper he got
 off three thousand three hundred extra copies, and of the articles pub-
 lished in the Cincinznati Commrcial there were some four thousand extra
 copies printed. They were received by Mr. Green or his agents for
 the purpose of being circulated against the defendant the week before
 the special election of the I2th of May, 1879. They were sent by ex-
 press, by mail, and special messengers, all over the accessible parts of
 the District As to who paid for those extra copies, and at whose
 expense they were distributed, we called upon the plaintiff to testify.
 The moment we struck that point the gentleman representing him
 objected. Judge Hargis was traveling in company with Mr. Holt, his
 competitor, up in the Sandy Valley, one hundred and fifty miles away,
 with no time or opportunity afforded him to meet these charges or
 counteract their baneful effects before the election, while these gentle-
 men in Maysville were getting off these extras and circulating them by
 thousands among the people, in remote counties where he had no pos-
 sible chance to contradict them previous to the election. These gen-
 tlemen who acted as the amanuenses of the plaintiff in getting up those
 articles for publication, now have the hardihood to come before an hon-
 est jury of Jefferson county and say that they have said nothing in
 malice, and are as innocent as doves in this whole transaction.
 Not stopping, however, with what had already been done, chagrined
 at the fact that Judge Hargis was elected, this infamous warfare upon
 him is kept up after the election under the pretense of correcting mis-
statements of the public press. Article after article is written to the