19-1424. Indictment for libel. An indictment for libel need not set forth any extrinsic facts for the purpose of showing the application to the party libeled, or of the defamatory matter on which the indictment is founded; but it is sufficient to state generally that the same was published concerning him, and the fact that it was so published must be established on the trial.
[(19-1424) Cr. Prac. 1864, sec. 247, p. 243; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 7691; C.S., sec. 8839; I.C.A., sec. 19-1324.]