This is from the Derry Journal of March 1878 but refers to events across the pond. Probably printed to show the superiority of the Old Country:
“A man hanged while Drunk
An ugly scandal comes from Kansas City, Misouri, where a man named John Ables was hanged while drunk. the usual departure of the murderer is at least decorus, if not awe-inspiring, but Ables went out of this world cursing and intoxicated. He had been sentenced as long ago as June 1875, but legal quibbles had deferred his doom. He murdered the paramour of his wife while both were trying to overtake the woman and another of her favourites with whom she had eloped.”
John, I hope she was worth it.