.Jl'XE 15. 1ST.
THE HARRINGTON CASE.
Some of our Storey County contemporaries
are very much wrought up by the decision of
the Supreme Court in the Harrington Case.
They even go so far as to speak of the Court
in terms of disrespect. It is quite the cus
tom to say that nothing should be said or
done by those whose opinions are worth hav
ing and quoting, in derogation of the Judici
ary; that the courts should be held to be
above reproach, etc., etc. The sentiment
which prompts this principle, or dogma, or
notion, is a good one. Of course, like all
such ideas, it is like to fall into the company
of the platitudes. But the germ is good.
The non-technical person is apt to be impa
tient of quibbles. When a great case awaits
a decision we are prone to rebel against the
weight of the finer points of the Practice Act.
But it is in order that the Bench may be left
free and uninfluenced to weigh these mites in
the very delicate scales of justice, and never
be intimidated nor swerved from the thread
of their conclusions by any influence outside
of their own careful consideration, that it
should be treated v, ith respect and its decis
ions accented as final. We have no doubt
JUDGE PRATT'S MARRIAGE.
Judge Orrin C. Pratt of the United States
District Court of California, was married in
this city on Wednesday to Miss Lizzie E.
Jones, also of California. Judge Pratt ar
rived in New York a week ago last Thursday,
and stopped at the Sturtevant House, the
affianced bride stopping with friends in Fifth
Avenue in the meantime. The newly-married
couple started for Philadelphia immedi
ately after the ceremony, but are expected to
return to New York within a few days.
It wi!l be remembered that Jude Pratt
rnt with an annoying adventure soon after
his arrival in New York, lie was accosted
on the street by a young man who addressed
him familiarly as 31r. fcunth. t he Judge
unwittingly corrected the stranger's apparent
mistake by giving him his luuue and title.
The man apologised and the two parted.
Judge Pratt had not walked far when he was
accosted by another man who called him by
his right name, and, after some conversation,
induced him to enter a "bunko" gambling
house at No. 108 East Fourteenth street.
While there the police made a raid on the
place and arrested Jude Pratt with the pro
prietors. In Court Judge Pratt refused to
testify against the gamblers, and the case was
dismissed. He is a handsome old gentleman,
tail, erect and with snow-white hair. N. Y.
The Rabbit Pest in some parts of this State
is something quite incredible to those who
are not acquainted with the facts concerning
this apparently harmless animal. We find
the following in the Pioche Record of Satur-
that the decision of the Supreme Court in the lla.v
Harrington uase asserts a verv viuu ami es
sential principle. It may be necessary for '
the purification of society and the satisfac- ;
tioli of a popular sense of justice in Storey j
County that Harrington should sufi'er death J
upon the scaffold. He is a very bad man and
one whose pardoning out of the Penitentiary
was a grave mistake; but he had better be let
go Scott free than that any principle or tech
nicality of judicature should be slurred over,
ignored or smothered by any exactions or re
sorts of expediency. We believe Capital pun
ishment a barbarism. We are sure that its
contemplation either inflicts a too painful
shock upon sensitive minds or brutalizes
them. The custom admits the validity and
virtue of personal violence, even unto death.
The gibbet is the Law's jumping 3 place.
Thus the acutest of all human sciences con
fesses itself at its wit's end. Heing cornered,
it smites and kills; and then invents the eva
sive self-excuse of having done a murder for
example's sake. This is the theorem of Han
neman reversed. Like kills like. The Inv
professes to discourage man-killing by killing
the man who kills. lut the Law's homicides
should always be justifiable: else itself, by
its own terms, should hang. So the 3Jokn
ing Appeal accepts in respectful silence the
decision of the Court in this Case.
aw was enacted by one of the Legisla
tures of Nevada ottering a reward for the
scalp or skin of every coyote or wolf killed in
the State. This had the effect of nearly ex
terminating the coyote and of breeding such
a nuisance in the shape of the Jackass Rabbit
that the last Legislature repealed the law.
During the time the law was in force rabbits
commenced to increase and multiply to an
alarming extent, eating tip crops of alfalfa
and grass, and wherever there was a green
spot of vegetation destroying it unless the
ranchers took proper precautions ag'tinst the
nuisance. This state of affairs caused the re
peal of the law in regard to coyotes as they
were the natural enemies of the rabbits and
succeeded in keeping down their number so
that their destruction did not amount to much.
Ranchers in 1 tali and Nevada have been in
the habit of meeting together of late years
and having a regular rabbit drive so as to kill
them oil' to prevent destruction of crops. At
one drive in Utah last yearo.OOO of these little
animals were slaughtered. We hear of many
complaints this season of depredations by tab
bits and of intended drives to try and thin
Minnesota's Default. In an article on
the default of the State of Minnesota upon
certain bonds, the New York Tribune saj3 :
Minnesota in 1853 issued 2,275,000 State
bonds to four land grant railroad companies,
to aid in the costruction of railways, and re
ceived in return from the companies an equal
number of their first .mortgage bonds. The
companies failed. The State immediately
foreclosed the mortgages, and thereby ac
quired title to their property, which embraced
several million acres of land and 240 miles of
graded railroad ready for the superstructure
The State then defaulted upon the interest of
the ?2,2i,000 bonds, the proceeds of which
had been used by the companies in creating
the very property which the fctate had by ita
foreclosure proceedings acquired, and by con
current resolutions of her Legislature and by
a direct vote of the people of the State fairly
The Pope on the Emperor of Germany.
The Pope replied to the address of the Ger
man pilgrims, likened the German Emperor
to a new Attila. They knew, he said, that
nations, like individuals, suffered from moral
maladies, and that toward both God stretched
forth His hand with opportune remedies,
sometimes affecting a cure by speaking with
the still, small voice which penetrates the
heart; at others, when that was not enough,
w ith a voice like that of a furious tempest.
Their nation had in times past suffered from
serious moral, malady, and in thc$e days he
had heard good Prussian Catholics declare
that some one was wanted 'to arouse the
people from their sloth. God, in fact, had
arisen, and used a scourge such as he em
ployed centuries ago when he made use of an
Attila. He had awakened the generous Ger
man nation. This new Attila thought he
would pull down, but instead of that he built
up. London Times' Rome Correspondent.
C.Ci:ht Him. Lopez, a Mexican who was
in Austin with a band of horses, a f;w days
ago, and sold them to parties residing here,
turns out to have been dealing in property
not his own. It seems, as we are informed,
the horses were the property of Woodruff &
Ennor, Palisade, and were not brought from
Lower California, as represented by Lopez.
The owners ef the horses telegraphed to dif
ferent localities, describing the recreant, and
to his surprise he was arrested in Belmont,
in possession ot one ot trie norses. A -ur.
Brown from Palisade, deputized with a writ
to make the arrest, left here for Belmont
this morning, w ho will return the offender to
the officers in Elko county in which the prop
erty was taken. linville, June 1.'.
MASON & CO., I SPECIAL TOL
IX COEEETT BLOCK,
NORTH CARSON STREET,
CARSOV CITTf, nEVADA.
When the Government reserves its lands
for the Indians themselves, and not in its
own name and for its own planting and
fumbling and blundering with a stupid theory,
we begin to see some possible benefit arising.
But to reserve from the market a vast area of
desirable lands and then hoist upon one
corner of it a vermin-breeding agency, making
it poverty-stricken with a parsimonious semi
occasional dole of moneys which are too few
to leave anything to the red man after the
white man has performed his necessary theft,
this is imbecility, public improvidence, Congres
sional slipshoddy. Herewith, as follows, we
present a statement of a projected new order
of things, from the Elko Independent of
June 13 :
J. S. Mayhugh, Register of the Land
Office in this place, informs us that the
Government has ordered a reservation of MOO
acres of land on Coyote Creek, situated a
s:iort distance west of Elko, for the use of the
Indians which is known as the Carlin farm.
A portion of the ground designated has
been cultivated by the Indians for the past
iro years, as an experiment, and from the
recent action of the Department in withdraw
ing this land from the market it is inferred
that the Indian agriculturists are regarded as
This probably has reference to the farm
started by Naches, the Piute chief tho' we
thought lie obtained that land from the Cen
tral Pacific Railway Company. It seems
singular that the Government should assert
an ownership as against the Indians to
any lands in this State. If the title was not
originally in the red-man where was it! If
the Indians have parted with their title, what
did they get for it( Is there a treaty; and if
so how much ?
Iv .JrsTJ" :: Cot ut. Ah Hoy, a Celestial
dealer of the facinating Oriental game of
'"tan.' w ho a few days since, was caught by
the Deputy Sheriff in the act of flaurantlv
fracturing the law made ;nxl provided for the
especial purpose of suppressing immorality
in that particular form, except when legalized
by a certain deposit of collateral, was ex
amined by Justice Tay.hu" yesterday, and the
array of formidable tacts presented by the
prosecution was of so convincing and convict
ing a nature, that the Court felt justified in
retaining the heathen expert, in order that
the Grand Jury, which assembles shortly,
might be inducted into the mysteries of this
popular Mongolian game. Ah Hoy, the
mendacious recalcitrant, though not a native
of, is a dweller in the ungodly town of Tus
carora, but the Department of Justice for
that baliw ick, at the time of the infringement
referred to, being sick, gone a fishing, or
otherwise demoralized, the case, together
with another and similar import, mvolvin
three other gay ganiboliers with the respec
tive and euphonious titles of Ah! Jim Ah!
Sam and Ah! Ha! Chung, forming a choice
trinity of spirits, but nevertheless united in
one body; as it were, bv similarity of views
and a consolidation of interests was duly
probed, adjusted and nicely graduated upon
the improved endowment plan.
A Heroic Young Lady. - The Misses
Vance of Memphis, Tenn., have been among
the most famous beauties of the South, and
one of them, Miss Susie, obtained some liter
ary reputation a few years ago by a popular
story ot fashionable outliern lite. A few
days since another sister, Miss Lulie Vance,
achieved reputation of another, but certainly
not less valuable sort, by an heroic attempt
to rescue a drowning child. At a picnic party
just below Memphis a little son of Mr. Alex
ander fell into the Mississippi, and Miss
Vance, an expert swimmer, who was near
him, junped into the v.aur without an in
stant's hesitation, and had almost reached the
drowning boy when he sank beyond recovery.
Meanwhile one of the gentlemen of the party
was swimming out to her rescue, but, discard
ing his aid, she reached the shore without dif
ficulty. The child's body was shortly after
ward recovered, but life was extinct.
m:w aiv t;itTisi:Mi:xTs.
nil". INVuMIWif.vni.E nlJATOU.
COL. ROBERT G. INGERSOLL,
Wl:n h won e en p-rejiter triumphs on the lecture jlt
rorm th:n um-u loo iolitical stump, vviil deliver hi- cele
brated lecture, which has ereaied Mich an immense
furore in the EaMern and Western cities, entitle
"Th L'b-rty of Man. Woman anil hiltl. "
Wednesday Evening, June 20th.
AIMI-S1. (i.VK DOLLAR
No evtni charge for reserved cut".
Seat can he secured at the Theater.
At the Warm Springs Hotel, a Small Cottage, suitable
tor a respectable man and wife, or small family desiring to
try the curative properties of the Spring. Apply on the
r HOLES ALE iSD RETAIL
AND ALL ARTICLES ISI ALLV KEPT
FIRST CLASS STOKE
Great Reduction in Prices, owing
the decline in the Eastern
E. B. RAIL,
CfVOSITE CAPITOUBUILCINO, CARS!).
IMPORTER AMD- HUOLCilLE AXI
GLASS AND CROCKERY WARE,
Bur Firtiues, China Sets,
Etc.. Etc., Etc ,
Vl hel Kaivl.
of the kind of
A GolJ Seeker writing from Hay ward City,
in the Black Hills, to the Silver State relates
as follows :
Horse stealing is get tins' t be the chief in
dustry of the Hills. Horses are stolen every
day, and very tew ot the thieves are canimt
One man was killed here May 20th, and the
man who killed him walked out of the house
into the street, reloaded his pistol, caught his
horse, mounted hun and rode ott, no one at
tempting to arre3t mm. ine murderer is
still at large. No one seoms to take much
interest in the matter, as this was not the first
hooting scrape the slain man had heen inter
ThejT have heen organizing a hook and lad
der company in Genoa. Our friend Living
stone is Foreman, J. R. Johnson First Assis
tant and Sheriff Roan Second Assistant. It
is now in order to move that the machine be
painted the color of a bullock's heart.
Twelve tanks of young shad passed Winne
mucca on Tuesday going to stock the Sacre
mento and its tributaries.
Bishop Whittaker went to Belmont yester
day. He will preach there next Sunday.
Reade's dramatization of
was beintr enacted in a
small Australian town, where the choice of
actors was not great, Mary Morrison, on mak
ing her exit to bring on her little Willie, of 4
years, was shocked to find a lubberly boy of
14 who must go on, as no other was to be had.
The Fanner Allen of the play was, no doubt,
equally shocked to see Mary coming on the
stage with a boy nearly as large as herself.
What was worse, the audience began to titter.
But Farmer Allen was equal to the emer
gency, and, instead of asking, "How old are
you, my little boy?" said, "How old are you,
my strapping fellow.'"' probably hoping 'that
the boy would have the good sense to give an
age consistent with his size. The boy, how
ever, with painful fidelity to the text, and in
a sepulchral voice that made the answer all
the more preposterous, said, "Four to five,
Grandpapa." "Forty-five!" exclaimed the
Farmer cheerfully: "von look it mr !,-.
you look it. Thuie was a laugh, for a mo
ment, but the play was saved from shipwreck.
Says the Elko Independent :
The Panther is running with increased
force, shipping rock and doing first rale "en-
This is catamount to saying that the Pan
ther is doing prosperously; also that it is no
A reading room is agiiatins the Austinian
mind. That is, the notion of having one
in which tl.ey if
ty Order taken and Goods dcJhcred f?
TO ANY ll!T OF THE CITY FREE OF CHAIN. E
Carson, .day 5, ls7(.
MASON Sl CO.
Paints, Oils Brushes,
Coal Oil, Flint Oil, Turpentine, Virtiish, White LcJ,
Rubber I'alut, CheruicHl I'aint, LarJ O
Jljchine, Castor, Nrals Kuol Oil,
Alcohol, Ktc, f..,
STOVES. RANGES, TiNWf.Rw.
Medallion and Laurel l!:iive".
Huck's and other I'.randi ot .Stove.
Puiiiw, Hour and Pip. Door. Window.
Ullu.U and (ilau, IVoutt autl Willow
War, Bird r'nm, Pltl,
Gun. f'artrin;e, Ma lei,
Oaaaml lead PIm,
House Furnishing Goods.
Brass and Steam Coods.
I Practical I'luiohera aud Tinners to do roofing und n'i
tifacliuim: of ill kinds Tin uid lroi Ware.
Call and Get Prices Cheap for Cash.
E. B. RAIL.
PIN FOR VISITORS!
A. YD PICNICS t
A fine Br, supplied with the choicest brands of Cijfur
and Liquors, is connected with the house. Also hot, cold,
steam and plunfre baths, with bathing suiu. A tine Cro
iuet Ground, Sswinpi, Foot bulls, and a large Dauee Hail is
connected with the grounds, for the free use and pleasure
of the tuests. Excursion train stow within a short dis
tance ot the Mansion, ami light wagons convey passenger
to and from the Mansion free of charge. Fare from Vir
ginia City and back. Two lJoliars within the reach of all.
MEALS AT ALL. noi'RS OP TUK DAY.
Fine shooting grounds for shooting clubs. Charges rea
sonable. For use of grounds for picnics inquire of T. A.
STEPHENS, Virginia City, odice at C street, or to C. II.
Sprouie, bowers' Mansiou.
Special Inducements offered to Picnics.
felSm C. II. SPROl'LE & CO., Proprietors.
VIEW OP THE PREVAILING HARD
tinted, we are uuw selling our
GOODS AT LESS THAN NEW YORK PRICES
WE OFFEH AGAIN
10-4 Best Sheeting at 37i cents
Worth W ceut.
SAN FRANCISCO MARKET,
Wholesale and retail dealer in
FltKSIi Fin ns. VEGETABLES, CONFECTION-, ETC.
m h k
is dailv receiving the
1 5 yards of Calico for S I ,
SIMMER SILKS, 87J cents, and I pwsrdfc
Two-ply Carpet (0 cents.
Grenadine Dress Good I1) cents
Grass Cloths, a full line lii rents
CORNER KING AND OttMSUY STREETS,
QBOICE FAMILY G R O C F. R I K H,
Flour, Feed, Hams,
Bacon, Butter, Lard,
Sugar, Teas, Coffee,
Pure Brandy A Wines,
Old Valley Whisky.
Olgars c5 Tobacco
IIABUW ARE, CKOCKEKY, PAINTS AN'it OILS.
A KI LL LINE OF
Always oa hand and delivered free of charge.
fjTCALl, AND SEE
REINSTEIN k GIBHOV
GEORGE W. KITZMEYER
UAjs just received
STOCK OF TUK LA'ICfeT
HAS ON HAND
Choicest Fruits, Frexliest Vegetables. Best
ot Cttfetions. Choice Havana Cijfttr,
P.nltry, Ranch Kjrtrs. Ktc.
Orders promptly filled and delivered as per di
Carson street, next to Theater Saloon.
BERLIN AND ZEPHYR WOOL DEPOT.
Ladies will find it jjreatly to their advantage to trade at
Carson, June 8, 1877.
CARSON jiST STREET,
East side, bet. Telegraph and Spear streets,
LCUIS MOHR & CO., PROPS.
Walnut Chamber Suits,
Beautiful Parlor Suits,
Writing Desks and
Tables of all Kinds.
The above ood all mine direct from Eastern nisiiniac
tones, made ( solid Haltiut, and hate the ut'-Ht deiiivl.i
oil finish. I hate also on hand a laiyc tariety of
some time or other.
R. FRED. BROOKS,
jOOKW, STATIONERY. Picture. Frames.
Sheet Music and Musical Instruments,
llahics" I'.U'ies, Toy, Cutlery,
Guns, Pistols and Ammunition,
AGENCY FOR Ha!!et Iavis Si Oo.'s Pianos, Becker
Bros. Grand I'ianos. George Woods & Co. "a Parlor OrtranB,
Wheeler 4 Wilson's isen'in Machines, and Howe's Sewing
We deliver to any pnrt of town the Dailv Territorial
Enterprise, Gold Hill News, Virqinia City Evening: Chron
icle, and all the California and Eastern Newspapers, Picto
rials and Masrazines.
Ber in nd Zephyr Wools, Embroidery Patterns,
vamas. L,eai v ax, .ewinir jiaciime needled, and everv
thin? pertaining to Ladie s Ornamental Needle Work
R. FRED. BROOKS,
Rinckcl's Firs proof Block, next door to-'fajQn Theater
Carson Ciiy, KevsrK.- '
AirB ARK NOW PREPARED TO FIR-
f lush the best quality of
Meats, Head Cheese, Sausage, Tripe,
And everything in our line. Our waicon will call at the
residence of families and deliver whateTer may be ordered.
We keep a Family Market, and all orders will be promptly
attended to bv the nronrietors. Pork, Holoinia and all
kinds of Sausages kept constantly on hand and made V
order. fjelj "LOL1S MOHK & CO.
A Stitch in Time !
Don't Throw Away Your Old
rp M A 9 WILL A ID, THE MOST
. skillful Clothes Cleaner in this State, has returned
ousinesa in his old stand, on
Carson Street, next to Rail's Store.
iSTtt'ork done Quickly and Cheap.
Carsua, May 22, 1377-
Camp Chairs, Parlor, Ottlre, llninv
Kitchen Chairs, Lounges, Mprlng
Beds, Mattresses, and
C.EOKGE W. KITZMKVFH
Wood and Coal Yard,
street, next the Virginia anal
CAltSOX C1TV, NEVADA,
A. CUTTS & CI PR0PRIET3HS
WOOD, COAL. LATH. LIME. HAIR,
CEMENT AND PLASTER.
A. CUTTS, Sols M.ir,a;er.
Carson April 14, 1877.
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