A Martyr to Law and Order Needed.-"The
one glimmering episode which challenges admiration was the firing of the
local militia on the mob. The fatal mistake was made in not holding the
soldiery to the grim, but wholesome work. The mayor of the city, who ordered
the second company away, was a traitor to his trust, or panderer to the
mob, and he must be held directly responsible for the subsequent events.
It is time that somebody in authority fought one of these mobs to the
death, either of himself or the mob. Give us a martyr, if need be, to
law and order, and build his monument high. This affair is true anarchy-the
mob spirit. And it is growing more unrestrained. There have been other
lynchings in Ohio within recent years, and what happens in Ohio may easily
happen in New England. Respect the law, or we shall need a Bonaparte to
teach us to obey."