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TipjOT DAILY APPEAL
CtBSOWl W1DXB8PAT l 1 OCT. REPUBLICAN WOWUMATIOWS. For President of the United States. DLYhHH W. GBANT, at Illinois. For Vice President, of Maasarusetts. KEPU5UCANJTATE TICKET. Far PrewMratlad Klertant Joha H. Mills of Storey county A.J. Hatch .............of Washoe county Junta W. HaUK. of Douglas county AHmalni W. J. v-orbes. ....of White Pine county J. C- HaaMt ....... ...of Lyon county John 1. Treat of Elko county W Jmtic af tbr Saaim Caarti Tbotuas P. Hawley ... .of whn Pine county Fear Cnjt i aaaa nai C. 0. Goodwin..... of Lander county Far Start Printer t C- A. V. Putnam of Storey county. MBIT COWTT KWgUCAal TIMET. For NeaaUr. A. J. Lorlwood of Empire Fair AamUyawa, Jacob Tohrim r. of Canon W. D. Keysrr. of Canon D. B. LTnian of Empire Far Sheriff, 9. 1. Swift of Canon Far Canty Clerk, T. J. Edward. of Canon Far Timiant, H. 8. Haaon of Canon Far BaearaWr. S. D. King. 8r of Canon J. P.Winnie. ..T ..of Canon Far Sarwajrar, Hugo Horhholztr of Canon Far Map't Pa kite Schawls. L. 8. Oreenlaw of Canon Far Paalic Aajatiwiatrmtar, J. O. Pierce of Canon Far Caamty Caaaiaalaalwn ra, B. H. afrdrr (for long term) of Carson James Morris (for ahurt Vrm) of Empire Far Jfawticaa af tlaa Peace, C. A. WitbereU (Canon Township) ....of Canon J. A. Hoover (Empire Township .....of Empire Far Caastablea, L. fltearn (Carson Township) .....of Carson W. M . Lane: I Empire Townahip) . . of Empire Far Mekaal Trautaaa, Dts. He. 1, C. C. Atherhai of Carson C F. Cotton. of C.raon J. A. Lovejoy of Canon Canty Central Caaa an it tee, Oeo. W. Bryant of Carson N. D. Chamberlain of Carson J. M . rVnlua of Canon B. K. of Empire Prank McCullough...... ....... of Empire ACtCTTTAL OF FAIR. LAURA D. It was to be hoped that the final ver dict in the Fair case would sustain and illustrate what, for lack of a better ex presBion, we may call a happy medium as between the demands for revenge of mnr der and the clear excusing of bo dreadful crime as that with which the slayer of Crittenden has been charged. Passion and what is called public sentiment aril creep into jury boxes; and so will the palliation of old offenses and the many softening influences of time. That this woman, an admitted courtezan, the know ing disturber of the domestic peace of grand-parents, committed a fiendish and merciless murder when she shot Critten den to death in the presence of his wife and family the whole community felt and believed; and in some measure the first verdict against her was in accordance with the general cry for vengeance. A long delay in the process of the law in tervened; the heat of indignation became cooled; something of sympathy for the live slayer succeeded to a sense of deep outrage felt in presence of the dead man and his weeping wife; a deadening sense of apathy followed the over-wrought ex e'tement with which the first trial was Watched; and the jury which I a just ac quitted this woman of all blame and opened her doors and bid her go scot tree have again illustrated that the dan ger to be apprehended in such cases as this is that they cannot come to be weighed and adjudged by the light of that calm wisdom and that more perfect and conserving justice which sometimes stands midway between the popular - clamor for blood and popular sympathy with the surviving principal in so shock ing a crime as this killing was. And yet we must ajtnit that there was no middle ground for the j try to found their verdict upon if they admitted into their minds a serious consideration of the indictment and the opposing and palli ating plea of insanity. The practice of the Courts or, rather, the too blindly accepted way for mVin np the juror mind seems to us at fault here. There ought to be an average between a compli ance with the terms of an indictment for murder in the first decree and a full ac quittal under the plea of insanity or being acquitted of murder and re lieved of the penalty of hanging, this woman, bad and dangerous at any rate, beraelf a living example which ought not to be tolerated, should be restrained of n ;r liberty within such bounds as are provided for men and women whose lun acy assumes, as here is proven to have as asiated, a mania for homicide. But the habitual impression, which, thrust upon the juror's mind, helps him to regard himself as only authorized to think as he is told and not as his reason tells him he may, robs him of all wholesome discre tion and brings about such preposterous and unjustifiable verdicts as this by which Mrs. Fair is exculpated of all responsi bility for killing her infatuated paramour. The example set by this case is a dread ful one; fraught with peril to. all the val ued domestic interests which are attacked when prostitution successfully and vio lently asserts itself as against domestic peace and the rightfully exacting terms of domestic virtue. A technical belief, a belief which comes of granting a formal admission of credibilty to such a plea as this plea of insanity, gives us the cold and mocking tones of a verdict the jus tice of which nobody believes in. And so the question suggests itself: Is it not possible that the juror may, in future practice, be permitted to exercise his mind in a more natural and rational way than he can when, complying with what he believes to be the rules of thought as laid down by the Courts he sinks his own reasons and conclusions and makes a pretense of thinking as he considers him self told to think? Cannot the pleadings and the rulings be dragged out of this mystifying region of law metaphysics and be put upon the more natural and com prehensible plane of human statements, reasonings and conclusions? " The ben efit of a doubt" may be overstrained, as it evidently was in this case; for there must have been quite as much doubt in the minds of that jury concerning the in sanity of this woman as there was of her guilt of premeditated murder; yet she gets the benefit of all doubts, so it seems, and because the jury cannot make up their minds as to whether she was crazy or sane they dispose of their perplexity by giving her a verdict of acquittal ! This states the case in point, and it states the true terms of many a verdict of guilt and of acquittal as well. The thing com plained of and to be remedied is that the juror's mind is taken away from its na tural keeping and removed to a distinct ive and half imaginary atmosphere of le gal chop logic. That one should believe a thing because he is told so by an unim peached witness is not, perhaps, one of the fictions of the code of criminal pro cedure; but the average juror believes that he should so believe, and the result is of ttimes just as bad as if, by the terms of said code, he was commanded to sink his lawful reason in presence of many witnesses, the testimony of not one or all of whom may have been successful in convincing his judgment. Is there no straight way, in the paths of future prac tice, out of these delusive and dangerous labyrinths ? Or must the too frequent victims of mob violence continue to straighten out the kinks of the law at the end of a rope ? BOMB FUSE NEEDED. There is something too much of " dawdling" in the present canvass not enough of enthusiasm and war spirit. We are aware that great results may be as -fully achieved by quiet as by more demonstrative means; but we doubt if full party victories are so likely to follow in the noiseless train of a " still hunt" as in the wake of ardent efforts and fre quent evokings of party fervor. We can understand readily enough why it is that the Conglomerates should be so lifeless and their efforts so tame: The Greeley sensation barely lived long enough to be called a nine-days' wonder; and once dead, so volatile an effervescence cannot be revived. But it must be constantly borne in mind that we of the Republican party are fighting the old battle of " Se curity to-day and salvation to-morrow" fighting to keep Robert Toombs and Fer nando Wood from making such a conven ience of Horace Greeley as Jeff Davis and Floyd did of poor old Buchanan. We are almost over the brow of the hill; but should there be any failure in the pro pulsive power that has carried us so far up toward our goal; any breaking of wheels or gear; any displacement of ma chinery; there is danger of such a back sliding as would land us at the very bot tom of the acclivity; our twelve years of labor gone to naught, and the possibil ities of our regarding the lost ground di minished to the very lowest minimum. The effort needed now is " a long pull, a strong pull and a pull altogether." We know that our efficient and enthusiastic County Committee are doing much to en sure the success of the ticket; but they cannot do everything they must be fully and earnestly seconded by the rank and file of the organization, and these must be incited to activity by those who have been selected as the standard bearers of the party. That club of ours should be open nightly; but it can do nothing while the Executive and Finance Committees find their work so indifferently seconded. Close up the ranks ! Nones. Our at ore will be closed on Thursday, the 3d of October, in boner of the Jewish New Tear. OLCOVTTCH BROS. DAVIS k GHXSOX. Pebsohs desirous of renting rooms in private residences are requested to let the same be known to Lado a: Kbxlt, as there Is continu ally a demand for the same. Notice. Hereafter the Express Office of Wells, Fargo A Co. will close at 6 H o clock, r. m. Let- ters deposited in the Lttter Box up to 10 o'clock i r. m. will be forwarded by the night train. s30-lw A. F. KICE, Agent. A VERY SLIGHT TASTE. register: The County Central Committee has done a very seasonable and, as we hope it will prove, effectual thing in the plan which they have adopted for obtaining a full registration of ihe party's strength; but they can't do everything; and there should be some systematized action upon the part of candidates and their friends in support of the Committee's exertions. This advice, we are aware, is the sort which is just as well suited to the Demo crats as to our own p iople; but if Re publicans will only act on it and exert themselves to get their delinquent fellow Republicans' names on the registration lists we can afford to have our opponents profit by it as much as they may. Let it be remembered and let it be widely re peated that there is no poll tax receipt re quired of the voter tyfore registration. The likelihood is that many who are holding back about having their names registered are holding off on account of a missap piehension of this poll tax matter. Some pains to circulate the facts in this regard will prove labor well expended. Chedic for Assessor and Parkinson for Justice are all the rations that have been doled out to the Liberals by their Democratic associates. Torreyson claims were ignored, and the voice of h friends was strangled in the avalanche secesh sympathy which prevailed the convention. Cncle Abe Curry has sim mered the thing down to an alspice, Says he: " The Liberals discovered the lead; followed it to Cincinnati; filed on it and stuck up their notices; then by way of getting it on the market, deeded it to the Baltimore convention; and now, they, the original locators, have no more showing for dividends than if they had sold short and got caught by the bulls! Aiayoe a inese --tnree time losers wi only venture a new d al they may be able to "pick up a sleeper" if they can take a winning trick! Pending the building of the Ormsbv House, R. Fred Brooks, the well-known and popular dealer in books, stationery, musical instruments, guns, fiishing tackle, toys, cigara, tobacco, jew. elry and fancy goods, has removed to Millard's store, next door to Kail's hardware store, oppo site iu iiis oiu stana. 814 DAVIS ft GILLSON ARE STILL IN THE FIELD WITH AN IMMENSE STOCK GENERAL MERCHANDISE. DRUGS AND MEDICINES. DRUGS AND MEDICINES PAINTS, OILS, TOILET ARTICLES, PERFUMERY, SUPERIOR CHEMICALS, Etc., Etc., Etc rpHEIR CONSTANTLY INCREASING trade keeps them employed iu replenishing their stock and supplying the wants of their nu merous customers with iFrosh. Goods! Dispensing Chemist, TTAS CONSTANTLT IN STORE AT nn nis place oi business, corner of CARSON ana KING streets, a full and complete assortment oi everyimng pertaining to a first-class Drug store; anu aeepa, in int-ir season, all choice va rieties of Field and Carden Seeds ALSO, Patent Medicines and Perfumery Of all of which goods fresh supplies are being I rweiveu uauv. X. B. Particular attention paid to the com- pounaing oi PRESCRIPTIONS At all hours of the day and night. mr continuation of past favors is solicited. s23-td DAVIS & GILLSON I JJAVE JrsT RECEIVED BY RAIL. rBESM FROM THE KILNS, TE3r TOKTS California Lime! i-tf O. P. WILLIS. drugs: drugs: drugs: which they offer at less rates than ever before sold in Carson. Also on hand and for sale .DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET. It would be a very feeble and flimsy af fectation if we were to continue to style the ticket which was pat in the field here yesterday anything but a Democratic se lection. To be sure Chedic and Parkin son are "on it" on the ticket, we mean. of course but they have hardly been counted as Republicans for two years and if anything more distinctively and radically Democratic can be conceived of than the nomination of Waters, Gardner and Thorpe, and the selection of Thorpe and Ellis both disbanded rebel volun teers for County Committeemen, we don't know what it can be. The issue is fairly made; the old enemy of Repub licanism has offered battle; and the cam paign opens in real earnest. We are glad the issues are so well defined. LIBERAL LIBERTIES WITH REPUBLIC AM NAMES. The coolest impudence of the cam paign is the use, by the Liberal Possums of this county of the names of gentlemen who have no sympathy with their bush whacking movements. Two, and proba bly three of the names which appear upon the ticket nominated yesterday are not only unauthorized, but their owners will take an early occasion to signify their unwillingness to have them used to fill op the chinks in this Conglomerate ticket. This old dodge of pirating re spectable names to give tone to a lame and fore-doomed ticket is one of those tricks of last resort which denote the des peration of utter hopelessness! What Day is Meant? Referring to a possible Democratic slate in Ormsby county, the Virginia Chronicle of Monday mentions the name of one Harry Day as a candidate for the nomination of Assem blyman on that ticket. What Harry Day is this? we know of but one gentleman of this name and he is the nephew of our very staunch Republican friend, Survey or General Day, and is, when here, em ployed in the General's office as a clerk. Certainly he is no Democrat; for if he were he would not keep his principles to himself and retain an office which should, properly, be enjoyed by a Republican. Must be some Day that we have not be come acquainted with, we reckon. P. S. Is it possible that the H. S. Day nominated by the Democrats yesterday is oar young friend of the State Land office? C. F. COLTON, DRUGGIST & APOTHECARY CEMENT PLASTER PARIS, HOLES ALE AND RETAIL DEAL- er in Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Perfumery, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Oils, Brushes, Soaps, Carden Seeds, Etc., Etc. 1UO, Pure Wines and Liquors f ar Medicinal I ee. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS WINDOW GLASS OF ALL SIZES! s23-tf PERFUMEBV. Just received, a fine assortment of THE BEST FKEXCH AND EMiLISH Call and Examine It, 7. F. COLTOX, DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY THE UNDERSIGNED WILL GIVE his personal attention to compounding pfay- Mrians prescriptions ana dispensing medicines, and having had more than THIKTY YEAKS ex perience as an apothecary, is confident that he can tnvt satislailion. aPHK RJITIONH COWFOtTXDrrt AT ALT. HnrBS. 1-tf C. F. COLTON. WOOD MEN TAKE NOTICE! J1 ;ST RECEIVED AND S A FELT stored in our new CHAS. W. FRIEND, WATCHMAKER, JEWELER AND EN GRAVER, CARSON CITY, NEVADA EALER IX WATCHES, (SILVER-1 Fine Jewelry, Clocks, etc.. And keeps constantly on hand the finest brands of Havana, and Domestic Citraira, Smok ing ana inewing lubmcciw, Pipes, Cutler;, Sta tionery, e.c. 7" Watches. Jewelry, Mathematical and En gineering Instrumenta cart-lull y repaired and warrantca. Jewelry of all Descriptions Made w vrner, aWSole agent for the celebrated CRESCEVT SPECTACLES, Carson City, Sept. 9, li. 1 Iron Magazine, 800 KEGS CALIFORNIA POWDER, And 50.000 Feet Fuse. This Powder was shipped at car-load rates asd will be sold at AGENT'S PRICES. DAVIS & GILLSON. s23-td A WANT SUPPLIED! NOTICE. rTlHERE WILL BE A MEETING OF tne 9t. Andrews Km-lptv nf fjium t'itv . ine district Court Koom on Friday evening, Oct. WM. PIERSOX. President. ol-td ADAM ELLIOTT. Secretary. WANTED. OCR ABLE-BODIED LUMBERMEN to work in yard. Good wages. Inquire of - 4. IS. FQRJtENTe THE STORE NOW OCCUPIED BY M. Levy. Possession given on the first day of October next. U. i'. BICE, Agent. 30-U rjlHE PEOPLE OF CARSON HAVE long xelt the want of a HAY SCALE! This want we have supplied by placing in posi tion opposite our store one of HOWE'S FINEST HAY SCALES! capable of weighing 20,000 pounds. Trot ont your last stock and bring along your beef cattle and loaded wagons, and get them weighed, so that we can get some returns for the heavy out lay that we have been to in supplying this public necessity. 23-tf DAVIS GILLSON.