GALENA DAILY ADVERTISER
Vol. 16 Number 113
Saturday morning, February 6, 1864
Page 2 Col. 4 PEN AND SCISSORS --"Fifteen dollars an hour was the price of the use of a horse and sleigh in Washington during the sleighing season." --"Napoleon expressed the opinion the other day, that high station and honors involved grievous troubles unknown to men in humbler life. There is nothing original or novel in the sentiment, and yet it is significant and as coming from him, and as uttered in present circumstances. "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," especially when that crown has been reached through blood, and is worn when nations are in the throes of regeneration; when t_nsel and shams are at a discount; when free speech thunders in the Senate Chamber, and assassins lurk in the byways of Paris." FOR SALE OR RENT "The subscriber offers for sale or rent a fine farm, situated four miles east of Apple River Station.--The above farm is known as the "POWERS Farm," and contains 95 acres of good farming land. Between 40 and 50 acres of this farm is under cultivation. There is a good house and orchard on the same; also, about forty acres of fine timber land. The farm is well-watered, and possesses great advantages for Stock raising. Liberal terms will be given. For further particulars, address Geo. KARRMANN, Galena, Ill. or the suubscriber........John GAFFNER Page 3 Col. 2 LOCAL MATTERS SICK "Our readers will regret to learn that Major FARNSWORTH, an old resident of Galena, is lying dangerously ill at the DeSoto House." NOTARY PUBLIC "We call attention to the card of G. A. MARSHALL, Attorney at Law and Notary Public. Mr. Marshall is also agent for several fire insurance companies, and the Manhattan Life Insurance Company." THE ELIZABETH AFFAIR AGAIN "The following letter, from Elizabeth, should have appeared several days ago, but was accidentally mislaid in our office: MESSRS. EDITORS:--In the Saturday's issue of that contemptible, traitorous sheet, the Galena DEMOCRAT, there appeared, what purported to be, an account of an affair that occurred in our village a week ago. It was evidently written by the leader of the few miserable traitors who disgrace our town.--My name is dragged before the public by the sneaking, skulking, lying author. His statement, so far from being true, is a tissue of lies from beginning to end--there being scarcely a single word of truth in the whole statement. I did not council BURNS to prosecute the offenders. I did not see him, after the occurrence, until he had procured a warrant. I was not in favor of a prosecution, but would deal with them more summarily. It is true that I attended the trial, examined the witnesses and, perhaps, said some things to the jury that was not passable to traitors--hence the ire of their chief. But their venom is harmless and would not have elicited any notice, but for the fact that the public might believe there was some truth to it. Now, Messrs. Editors, I will proceed to give a brief summary of the testimony, as adduced upon the trial. SCOTT, BOWDEN, and their elique, were going from the Tavern, in the direction of ETLING's grocery. They met BURROWS, who is a discharged soldier, having nearly lost his eyesight at the battle of Shiloh. SCOTT said, in an insulting manner, "there goes a man with uncle Sam's clothes on." BURNS replied, "it is none of your business. My clothes are paid for." SCOTT replied, "d--n you, I'll make it my business," and at the same time advanced and struck him. A scuffle ensued, and the combatants fell to the ground. BURNS was about getting the better of him, when BOWDEN, who is a very stout man, and had on a very heavy pair of boots, kicked him twice in the face, inflicting a severe injury. Some other person, not of the gang, came to the rescue, and saved him from further injury. But, the gang, not satisfied with beating one Union man, then made an attempt to fall upon another, when Chas. IRISH got between him and them. BOWDEN struck him (Irish) two blows, which, with his slipping upon the frozen ground, caused him to fall, BOWDEN kicking him twice while down. That it was a concerted plan to beat Mr. James BRYSON, and perhaps others, there is no doubt, as Mr. BRYSON, had a misunderstanding with BOWDEN in the early part of the evening. I have given a plain statement of the facts, and will leave the public to draw their own conclusions. --Thomas SPRAGINS Elizabeth, Jan. 31, 1864 Page 4 Col. #1 "COFFEE! COFFEE! COFFEE! At the JAMAICA COFFEE AND SPICE MILLS We respectfully call the attention of the Citizens of Galena, and the Public at large to our Superior and Fine Flavored ROASTED AND GROUND COFFEE At Wholesale and Retail --------- We also keep on hand a fine assortment of TEAS, GROCERIES, &C. COUNTRY MERCHANTS will do well by calling and examining our assortment before calling elsewhere. LEEKLEY & Co. Wholesale and Retail Dealers, Main Street, Galena, Ill."