Nonsense, Or Hits and Criticisms of the Follies of the Day

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byMarcus Mills Pomeroy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. A Chicken Suit. fNDAY forenoon there came off before Police Judge Hubbard, in La Crosse, another law suit, the particulars of which are as follows: Bernhardt Hendricks, on the 17th of September, 1866, brought suit against " Brick" Pomeroy, to recover pay for two roosters shot by the defendant with a revolver, the chickens belonging to the plaintiff, to the value of fifty cents each. Through the kindness of the judge the case haa been adjourned from week to week till the return of the defendant from an electioneering tour in Indiana. This morning the case came off, Ex-Mayor Hon. James I. Lyndes being the counsel for the prosecution, the defendant appearing in his own behalf. The court-room was crowded, for the idea of trying an editor for stealing or shooting chickens was a novelty. The plaintiff brought in his bill, swore to its correctness, testified that he owned the chickens, that they were raised by a hen belonging to him, that he saw the defendant shoot them, that he had repeatedly asked the defendant to settle for them, and failing to get pay or satisfaction, he was compelled to bring auit, and asked for judgment of one dollar, and costs. The defendant admitted shooting the chickens, and proved by four reliable witnesses the following facts: In April, 1866, the defendant owned a fastrunning trick mare, "Kitty," which animal was kept in a stable hired by him, and cared for by one of his employes. Through a little hole in the barn or stable the plaintiff's hens would fly in and eat oats intended for the mare "Kitty," and on the approach of any one would fly out. In an old barrel in the stable, one of the hens, a black one, made her nest, laid thirteen eggs therein, and proceeded to raise a family. When the hen got ready...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. A Chicken Suit. fNDAY forenoon there came off before Police Judge Hubbard, in La Crosse, another...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217852459

ISBN - 13:9780217852456

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