Vol. 16 Number 113
Saturday morning, February 6, 1864

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--"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."

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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

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"Our readers will regret to learn that Major FARNSWORTH, an old
resident of Galena, is lying dangerously ill at the DeSoto House."

"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 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.

Elizabeth, Jan. 31, 1864

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