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Oltnwn, 111. Ssttl rJTt 10, 18CS.
Iirpeaciiment !
TliC f.r.:;l vote on impeachment was not
taken on Tuesday, us had been promised, be
cause, when it nunc to counting noses, tho
radicKiifov.il! ll;:d they were short a vote or
two of having the requisite two-thirds to con
riot 11 c President and oust him from ollice.
Trun.'i.H. F r-scr.do''., Grimes, Henderson, and
two or tare? o'hc- radicals wore unexpectedly
found to lie or M'4 wrong side of the fence!
Ilcwv.r ! "f 'v. Ooori! ot impeachment than
iu body, It h hi'-itud,) uv.d couldn't vote. So ft
co:,(!i': .- (aa t";f lawyers say -when they seo
a ci-j is fto.ii; u&inii litem) was taken until
Saturday, (to-day,) the object of taking this
extension of time being, as is openly and
shar.icJe'r i.dr.iUfd to see if enough pres
sure could not be brought upon the recalci
trant. .Senators to force them to vote as the in
terpsts of tho pr.rtv obviously dictate. To jet
up tl i;- urewjre. not or'y were nil the radical
leir.l'.TK in "Wnshiufftoii directed to set upon
and dog the senators m question unceasingly
d'irng tin: Interim unil Saturday, but tles-pa'che-?
were tv ut to quarters to stir up the
Ecwr.p-ipi-rs to a proper lit of frenzy and to got
up in.!'.jn:-ion uu.cllnys and disgraceful ex
liibit'ior.. of bun:::: iu effigy, et
All this tiiiia there is not the slightest pre
tense tii.;t Messrs. Ftssemlen, Trumbull, etc.,
are not peril etly honest and correct in their
judgment Hint the impeachers have totally
if' via'sc out
: ise against the Presi
dent thflt, as Mr. Trumbull is reported to
in.ve said, "their ci is so weak that any coun
try cor.:1. v:eM havn quashed it;" but the in
dignation a-'ninst tii-m is nttciuptcd to be
excited hi
? they d not scar the'r con-
ncienc'v. !o wl-.it Ihi-y know to be right, and
do whs? Miry know to be wrong, because the
necessities of the I'ua'v rcouire it. Even so
pious a !.':'. a.- Hurt f'-ook, say's "Tiix," the
Wto-ldin-r -
n-n ;', -ns
too pia-.,i v. ."
son will lv
"If JcL:i o; :
in -':;; lent ol tin' Chicago
viih f.-e.rhil 'emphasis, (he is
i .-.) I hat the acquittal of John-
iei.t'i knell of " the party."
;.i.liiilfi:.l lie (Cook) will not
ru:i ftr ( o. :..:;.. : hi.
not ru:i ;'....- pn.id-.-nt.'
Bill c: '..Y .:,:! th
mi ll lia Tl uUhtd i-'i:.-?.-.
tho party str;ii-!it-j;.. U
abilitv. iln'ir kro-.v
ilistrict, and Grant wi:
e 'ealiiV b,n k of slii'h
i.i'x ien, rj-imes, etc., iisb
; .i.ive tiie party ? (Such
standing, their concedeil
: iionesty, tiiat thivr
opinion c:rc proMO".!-.!-".'
that th-; rivsidcntis
innf'i'et.t. b,is aire-nly -.:.-d
lie p'.vjlie, liiinti
- um conv:o :n a.. .,m ,5t !in, )10
r.eouent rot ( in ti,H ..... ..
vift the i
or n.'-rj-;i'.
rq v."i
tl:- .iii
or Lik-d
is Sell.:.;.
on inn remove a. uon
'r. !fur -i t J io tuee oi m
13 Ull,l,,(l)
;'!.." fuse the infamy of the
- U P' ttlcd, and as between
f ' ; impeachment, tho only
n- '.' ,-y succcdi'd as lium,
hi cither case their doom
Jo se.
! i'ldiv!.' i.il.-, oppressed
:-.:-e of guiU. .-u-U relief
low ing oul !li,-',r brains,
lows. 15 ut it .'. seldom
by an vi v:' '.
lVolil it.-i ,1 . ,l
or mour;id- i;.r
that, Wl...:! ; t: M-,(." of guilt sii!i.-iuiit to oon
feL'ii an individual o voluntary or involuntary
execution is dihused among the members of
a great party, n full confession of guilt is made,
or tli
u' that tliey voluntarily sink into political
lealli. Yet -uch a contusion lias been made
by the Peoria StnUi convention of the Repub
lican party of 1C. They say in their tehtn
rt-solvc, in substance, -'tint the revenues of the
country are administered by a horde of thieves
nnd jlurdrci, who have enriched them-i-clvb.-,
by phi.d-.iii-g the people, and that
therefore those thonsund plunderers ought to
Le cxpidled from ollice."
Felons ! Yen kiiwc the charge was true,
and it power you -could not resist compelled
you to confess it. You knew that these great
crimes, and others greater still, were commit
ted by yourseives. You knew that the heads
of the departments were appointed by Lincoln.
Yon knew that two of them, holding in their
bur, :1s the chief .-.hi'.-e of the patronage and ad
ministration of the public revenues, were cor
rupt and infamous scoundrels. You knew
thf.tthf scoundrel Sfanton was expending,
undercover of the war department, eighty
four millions of dollars a year, and you knew
that twcily 'r.Wions was more than he could
Loncsiij- n.vA. Arj the democratic party re
sponsibleis even Andrew Johnson responsi
ble, for that infamoiH man's going into offlco
or ranr.ining there ?
You I now you have controlled all the ap
pointments it whs necessary for the senate to
confirm ever hucc Johnson came into office.
You know that honesty and integrity were
not the omVti.w your senate required to se
cure confirmation, but the contrary rather, as
tl c general rule. Were the officers who have
embezzled the revenue, and robbed tho peo
ple, the appointcrs of the heads ot the depart-
XiiCttd ?
You would not allow the President to re
taovc them. Finally, your unworthy Secrc
tiry of il,u treasury, representing his own and
nil tLe other departments, estimated tho rli
iiury expenditures of the government, exclu
sive ofprincipul or interest of the public debt,
the year 1H67, at one hundred and sixty
fii. millions of dollars, when you know such
expenditures were extravagant at seventy
for co rt'pt und crim-
- O I
w 1 yrJ,
inal purposes, yen exceeded the secretary's es
timates thirty-six millions, and now the secre
tary estimates you will ppend the current year,
for ordinary expenses only, two hundred and
sixteen millions, instead of the seventy-tight
millions "which is all ybu can. 'honestly spend,
and are now proposing to bring in a deficiency
bill at that ! Truly felons ! you stand self
conTicted ! It adds to the turpitude ol your
guilt, that you have, with an infamous effront
ery, endeavored to transfer your self-confessed
guilt to the shoulders of another. The records
of your departments show, that you arc rob
bing the people of more than half of all that is
collected, and of five hundred millions per nn-
iuiu besides, that is levied by the laws, but
uever reaches the treasury, but goes directly
into the pockets of the infamous scoundrels
who frame the laws, for that purpose, divid-!
ing with the felon swho execute them. The
people have judged j-ou, and next November,
felons! they will execute their judgment
upon you
The Recent Storms.
About the 1st of the present month com
menced a series of storms, which seem to have
been quite general throughout Illinois, Indi
ana, Iowa and Missouri, and up to the pres
ent writing (May 10th) can hardly be said to
have ceased. In this immediate vicinity, the
"spell" has been notable chiefly lor the unu
sual rain fall, although a few cases of damage
by lightning have been noted, but in many
other localities there have been terrible whirl
winds, tornadoes and floods, causing the des
truction of life ns well as of immense property.
Thus from IoAva, which seems fo bo the west
ern limit of the ajllicted region, wo have some
fearful accounts.
The region immediately west of Muscantine
was visited by a tornado on the afternoon of
May 3d. Many houses were lifted up bodily
and carried off. Farmers had not only all
their buildings destroyed, but fences, fruit
trees, &.c. The wife of a Mr. Lawler was pick
ed up bodily and let down in a cherry tree
Hail stones weighing two or three pounds fell
in abundance. Property in a single township
was destroyed to the value of $j0,000.
At Shanghai, 111., a village west of Gales
burg, the tornado displayed some remarkable
eccentricities, it, literally sucked the water
out of a large pond, and carried it up into the
air. Evcrvthinjr in its track houses, fences.
trees, were swept away as with a brush. 15
dwelling houses, in a circuit of a mile or two,
wen: lifted into the a;r, carried a short dis
tance, and da-died to the ground and shivered
to fragments., A school house, full of children,
and three churches, in one of which were 200
worshippers, were also among the buildings
destroyed, a number ot persons being killed,
and scarcely
nr.y escaping without some
Traces of the same destructive tornado nre
also noticed nt Bushnell, Galesburg, Quincy,
&.c. At liurlington, Iowa, over $70,000 dam
age was done.
On Monday afternoon, another fearful gale,
accompanied by terrific thundor and light
ning and a heavy tall of raiu, visited nearly the
same region, as also Hancock and Fulton
counties, and indeed extending across the
whole state. ;
The papers from many portions of Illinois
give also accounts of heavy storms on Wed
nesday, Thursday, and indeed about every
day of last week, as well as on Monday and
Tuesday of the present weefc. Streams every
where are overflowing their banks, many rail
road und other bridges are carried away, and
tho whole country is so saturated with water
that it threatens to bo weeks before tho farm
ers will be aide to commence planting their
The passagcby the House of Ilcprcscntati vs,
on Friday of last week, of the bill to admit
Arkansas to representation in Congress, was
an act so outrageous as to bo .unusual even
among all the outrageous acts of the present
infamously outrageous Congress. The bill was
forced through without permitting even so
staunch a radical as Mr. Baker of Illinois to
make a speech against it. It was a pure case
of forcing through an infamy under whip and
spur, in open violation of the reconstruction
nets themselves in a dozen of particulars.
Those acts say there can be no adoption of a
constitution iu a rebel state until the com
manding officer iu charge of the state shall
certify to the election returns ; that there can
be no legislature without such certilicatc ; no
election of U. S. Senators. Yet Gen. Gillem,
an out-and-out radical, steadily refuses to cer
tify that the Arkansas constitution was adop
ted on account of the notorious frauds at tho
election in that state ; he steadily refuses to
recognise the legislature because there is no
constitution or law under which it was elected ;
and he refuses to recognise the Senators elec
ted from that state, for he asserts there was no
legal body to elect them. Yet all these fatal
objections were ignored by the iiousc and the
bill rushed through in the sole and vain hope,
that two members might bo torced into the
Hennte to vote in favor of President Johnson's
impeachment 1
The radical members of Congress from Illi
nois, who heretofore had such easy times in
procuring their nominations for re-election,
find their constituents this year singularly
changed from their wonted complacency.
Cullom, of the Springfield district, found the
road to a re-nomination so rough a one to
travel that he came very near being butted off
the track by Gen. Smith, the delegations
from some of the coiuities .leaving the conven
tion in disgust, totally demoralized for effec
tive work next fallf In vEbn IngersolTe
district the radical clcuientawere equally dis- (
tractedand though htgerstfl! sKpped into a
re-nomination by jthfc kin of hU teeth, some
of the counties are so indignant that they
threaten to bring out a "bolter" candidate
Though a road toa rc-nonnation was rough,
the gentlemen liavd a -rougher1 one before
them to pass the ides of November. . . , .
Gen. Palmer on the "Decline."
Gen. Palmer, the Radical nominee for Gov
ernor, is aptly called the "declining" candidate.
Since he left the army, he has deehned nearly
every office from President down to constable,
though in most cases the office was not even
remotely tendered him. He declined to be
Y'atcs' successor in the U. S. Senate when
everybody knew Yates had no thought of re
signing. He declined to be Cullom's succes
sor in Congress, when everybody knew there
was no hope ot beating Cullom in the conven
tion at Bloomington. He has ikctined to take
John A. Logan's seat in Congress several
times, and declined the radical nomination for
Governor in two or three letters a day up to
the very time of his nomination, when, for the
first time (doubtless because it was his first
chance), he accepted. " v i
It seems this jtenchunt for declining has not
come to Gen. Palmer since his dismissal from
the army, lie was quite as good a declintr
a3 a soldier as when a civilian. A case in
point was mentioned a few months ago by
that bluff old soldier, Gen. W. T. Sherman
In the field before Atlanta, Ga., in Aug. 18(54,
Gen. Palmer and Gen. Scofield respectively
commanded divisions, and in the face of the
eneniy, on the eve of a battle, Gen. Palmer
raised the question of rank between him and
Gen. Scofield. Gen. Sherman, expressing his
astonishment that 'such question should be
raised at such a time, decided promptly against
Palmer, and ordered him to occupy a certain
position with his forces. " Palmer was disgust
ed with the decision, declined to abide by it,
declined to move .his troops as ordered, and,
7r('i; the kittle, asked to be relieved ! m&m or
dercd north. Gen. Sherman was indignant,
and wrote him a note, saying, "If you want to
resign, wait until the battle is over, and al
lege some other reason one .that will stand,
the test of time." Finding Sherman impracti
cable, Palmer applied to Gen. Thomas, who
accepted his resignation Aug. 6th, and thus
Gen. Palmer succeeded in declining himself
out of the battle of Atlanta.
The Wlilsky Tax. :
The despatches inform us that on Tuesday
Mr. Schenck, from the Ways and Mcan.s com
mittee in Congress, reported his new tax bill,
bv which he proposes to brinHJthe revenue up
to a solvent bagl, w the heavy reduction by
removing the tax from the Eastern manufactu
rers. Tho pronrde was, that this increase
should be brought about by a reduction of the
tax on whisky to such a scale that it could be
collected say 50 cts to $1.00 a gallon. It iu
conceded on all hands that the manufacture
qf whisky in this country is not less than
l.)0,000,000 gallons a year. At 1.00 a gallon
it was believed $100,000,000 tax could be col
lected : or at 50 cts., $75,000,000, while at
$2 a gallon it is well known less than $20,000,
000 are collected. Mr. Schenck, however, re
fuses to touch the whisky tax, whence the
robbery- of the government by tho whisky
ring at the rate of $200,000,000 a year is to be
continued. The inference is plain as day,
that the sole purpose of congress in permit
ting a continuance of this enormous steal is to
get hold of the heaviest part of the $200,000,
000 or a campaign fund. It is notorious
that some $5,000,000 were squeezed out of the
whisky ring to carry New Hampshire alone.
To further the same kind f operations all
over the Union is the object of the bill of Mr.
Gkn. Sherman pot Phkmdent. The Bu
reau County Democrat comes out with a
double leaded leader urgiug the nomination
of Gen. Sherman for the Presidency, ami calls
upon the democracy everywhere to hold
meetings, dec. There lias been some talk
among quite a number of prominent Demo
crats throughout this county about calling a
grand Sherman mass meeting, but we believe
no actual steps have yet been taken in the
matter. Gen. Sherman certainly would make
an excellent candidate, and as against Grant,
would beat him' as signally as he was always
his suporior as a soldier.
John W. Forney, the proprietor of "two
papers (both dally,)" has resigned his posi
tion as Secretary of the U. 6. Senate so that
he can have more freedom in pitching into
the recalcitrant radical Senators on impeach
ment. Forney must intend to be perfectly
savage. To ordinary . appearance, his posi
tion in the senate did not, seem to embarrass
Lim much in tke matter of pitching into sen
ators before he resigned.
The Will, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle and
we presume other delegations to the republi
can congressional convention of this district
are already instructed in favor of the rcnomi
nation of Mr. Coek. The gentleman wi II have
less trouble this time, wc apprehend, to sccuro
his nomination than election. From present
appearances things in this district look rather
squally ior a re-election, Mr. Cook.
Edwin Kelly, the Now York minstrel, has
keen acquitted of the murder of Tom Sharpley,
which occurred last winter.
MAY 16, 1868.
Republican State, .Convention.
Tb Revolution.
Tke Cemmittee oa Rewlutions reported a -
i-ies expressive of the Mntiinenta of the Cenvea-
iionoftthepolUy-fil qvfstieasof the day. The
kesolatieas were unanimously adopted as iouowa-
Tl,. TlMraMican nartr of the State of Illinois,
contiaaiBg ther ffrtat contest against the polit
ical actioa which culminated in pe reWlien
airainst the Coastitntien and the laws, and which
now seeks to save irom u wm
creeds and rebel armies the seeds of future ware
and more intolerant despotism, do hereby appeal
to the people in the following rtiolutiona :
liesolrid, That we congratulate the country en
the ensured success of the Reconstruction laws
of Coagross as eviuced by the return of six ef the
eleven seceding States to the Union, under Con
stitutions securing eqaal civil and political
rights to all; we hold that the policy of Andrew
Johnson supported ly the Democratio party
which propoed to confer a monopoly of such
rights upon conquered rebels and discontented
sUve-holders, was iraugm wiin uie grTeit per
ils, both to the paee of the Nation and to tke
freedom of individuals. '
Ifaolced, lhat it is the duty of Congreae tore
store the lately revolted States to their practical
relations in the Union en a footing of equality
with the other States, whenever the conditions
imposed in the reconstruction laws ahould have
been complied with. . '
Jlesolced, That we denounce all forms of repu
diation, as a natiouul crim ; and tkat the nanoa
al honor requires the p-vment ot tbe pmblie in
debtedncss, in the utniet good faith, to all cred
itors at home and abroad, according to tbe letter
and spirit of tke laws under which it was con
tracted. Resolved. Tkat it U duo to the labor of tke na
tion that taxation ahould bo equalized and re
duced as rapid It as the national faith will por
trait, and that any surplus which may remain in
tie Treasury after economical and necossary ap
propriations, shall be applied to the reduction of
the public debt by purchase in open market
lUnolced, That the burden of the national debt
should be extended ever a fair time before re
demption, and that it is the duty of Congress to
reduce tlit rate of interest on sucn doot wnenever
and however can bo Lawfallr done.
liewlved, That as it is probable that no form of
Government indebtedness will be presented for
many years, the principal of the war debt being
the heritage of the future, it is premature to con
sider the question of calling in the loans; that
before the first issue of uch indebtedness be-
comea navable. tho ourrtmcv of the ceantry will
bo equivalent in valee to gold, unless tie en
emies of the public credit should, in the mean
whilo destroy it
Jieaulved, That Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, by his
remarkable srics of triumphs in tbe held ot but
tle, and bv his equally remarkable success in ex
ecuting tho reconstruction laws of Congress, has
twice reneuod the country from the greatest per
ils tkat the consummate ability and loyalty which
ho has exhibited in every eruergeney of peace and
wnr, have made him tke most illustrious expo
nent of the principles which triumphed in the
late wnr for the Union, and l , tho natural suc
cessor of Abraham Lincoln in the affections of the
people: and our delegates in the Chieago Con
qention are hereby instructed to Cftt their votes
for him as the nominee ottho Republican party
for the office of President of the United State.
Itenolred, That the riifht of expatriation i nat
ural and inherent right, and is indispensable to
"the enjoyment of life, liberty, and the puwnit
of happiness ; that whilo the cituen owes alle
giance to the Government, the Government ewes
protection to the citizen ; and that it is the duty
of the Government of the United States to pro
tect all it citizen, native born and naturalized,
in the full enjoyment of the snme and by whom
ar.arpr and under whatever color or pretence
tlieso- rlgUm rciMj- bo iusUcU.
ILtolced, That the thanks of the American
pooplo are due to tbe soldiers and sailors of the
army and nnvy who have periled their lives in
debase of .their conntry and in vindication of tho
honor of its flacr; that ''e nation owes to him a
pcrpetunl recognition of their patriotism, and
that ample and permanent irovinioiis should be
made for those of their ' --?vors who kave re
ceived ditablini' and hos. ruble wouuds in the
service of their country ; und that tho memory of
those who havo fallen in its tfeftnoe will ho heid
in grcutful and ever lusting remembrance.
ItcKolred, That we rtitsmto and reaffirm tho
following resolutions of the recent Democratio
Convention of Illinois, to wit; "Kesolved, That
in the administration of the Tresnt system of in
tcrnal revenue a reform is loudly called for, and
which, in our iuilirment. can only be effected kv
expelling from pluco the present horde of thieves
and plunderers, who have rioted and fattened up
on the substance of the people, ana who, under
the pretense -of colloctuip the revenue for the
Government, have succeeded in enriching them
selves at the expense of te people ; and, in as
much as the fmudu here Tainted have beau main
ly, if not wholly committed since Andrew John
son betrayed his own party and sought the alli
ance of tho Democratic party, by removing tbe
appointee of Abraham Lincoln, and filling their
puces with supporters of his policy of reconstruc
tion, we can see no end to the corruption prevail
ing in the collection of the revenue, but in i
change in the administration of the Presidential
Jiewleed, That the wsge of labor constitute.
in this country, one of the strongest bonds of so
ciety ; and us labor is confined to no race, nation
ality, or creed, the rights of laboring men are ev
erywhere the same.
Jlefolced, That as those rights cannot bo as
sailed anywhere by slavery or any of its modifi
cations without inflicting wrong upon labor ev
erywhere, therefore, in the issue now before the
American people, we most earnestly invite tho
co-operation of every laboring man in our efforts
to so shape the institutions of the Southern
States, that the rule shall be universal and invio
lable, "An honest day's wages for a fa'.thf ul day's
worn-." ,
Jteiolrcd, That the Bepublioan party, mindful
of tho truth that genuine national greatness and
prosperity must always ke founded upon public
morality, recognized in perfect civil and relig
ious liberty, in support of which our forefathers
fought and bled, the most efficient means to raise
tbe moral standard of tke people
There was a good deal ef merriment in Con
gross the other day ever the discovery of the
fact that the Congretsiemtd Oldbe of the last eon
gross contains two speeohes, delivered " three
months apart, ky different members, but which
wero identically alike. The speooh, Of course,
was written by a Bohemian and sold to two dif
ferent mombers. - -
Tke national convention of tho German Turn
ers at Boston last week, in their political resolu
tions, declared Jft favor of the Monroe doctrine,
tho reconstruction measures sf Congress, and
froo soboels at the south, and against high tariffs
and excessive taxation. Tke next convention is
to bo held at Pittsburgh. '
Hie greatest hall-storm on record occurred at
Bushnell, 111., oa Friday evening, doing great
damage te the fruit and buildings. Seme of the
hail-atone measured over 13 inches around, and
weighed oyer nine ounces.
Cask of Drowning.
Quite a melancholy ease of drowning ocourred
at this place on Saturday evening last, (May 9.)
the facta, as ar al I cowld learn them, being
abont as follows :' A German, who had formerly
lived near Tern, but lately removed to the vioia-
ity of Chatsworth, passed through this place
about 6 Vlock p. m., having driven fifty miles
that day. A little way out of town another Ger
man got into tke wagon with him, to ride into
town. The owner of the wagon, asked the other
if the creek was fordable, which the ether, sup
posing he raent Ottor Creek, answered in tho
sffirmative, adding that he had crossed it twice
the day before. Soon after he got out of tho
wagon, and tho other drove through town with
out stopping, and down to the Vermillion, which
wae very much swollen. Just as he entered tke
water, a young man standing on the railroad saw
Lira and shouted to himjthat he could not cross.
But the man either did not hear, or if he heard
did not keed him, but drove into the seething
flood, and in an instant man, horse and wagon
were whirled and toaseJ like bubbles. The horses
were drowned almost instantly, but the man
struck out for tha opposite shore, which ke had
almost reached, when, being eithor driven back
by the current or becoming confused, ho again
got into the middle of the river, where, after
struggling sometime, he threw up his hands,
gave one despairing cry, and sank to rise no mere.
Parties have been searching for the body of the
unfortunate man since Sunday morning, but
have not yet found him. The horses and wsgon
were found on Tuesday neir Alum Rock, six
miles from here. The mau, whoso name I
have been unable to ascertain, is said to have
left a wife and four children to mourn hi
I think you would like to hear from this place
once more. Since tke fire here some things have
put on a different asp ct.
Watson & Ball have removed tho remainder of
their goods to and now hold for.h in the place
formerly occupied by Wm Rosenberg. Carpen
ter & Minnrd hare re-peued at Kinney's old
stand south of the rail road. Kennedy's drug
store is now held forth ia I,ac TarketV buil
ding. Wm Rosenberg has ojx-ned near T. T.
Rolfo's harness khop. Mr. Schraeder has com
menced his Miloon luninesu aain, this time near
Watson i!t Ball'. Alout threo yars aince when
Mr. Godney was living here, a proposition was
on foot to put np a steam grist mill, as there is
no grit raill here, nor any one nearer than Earl
on the west, Somonaul: on the eat, and SiaitL'.i,
Brtgnon's, and EtcrJing's iouthsnaonrview
of this, Mr. Gedney mude a proposition to put no
one worth $12,00, if the citizens of the j lace
would give $2,000 of it which they refused to
do. It is again under cnuiiJoriuioa whether a
raill can be put up, aud after a mectimr of ckiz;:;.
a few days ago a committee of seven men va ap
pointed to solicit hulsf riptions to the uiaoant of
3,000 for that purpi-he.
It is supposed that building will commence in
four months, and most if not nil the vacant lot,
made se by the late flro, will be replenished with
new brick ones. In this way the late fire will
be a benefit to tie look of the plao, although a
pecuniary loss to individuals.
Sad Accident. (hi Saturday forenoon, Hay
f th, as "Billy's" old frei'St trnin wns jut start
ing to go westward, about a rh.cn or s- of boys
us is usnal here jumped on the culoee just
to take a ride of a fnw ro ii. ai,d or.o of tleui, a
lad of seme twelv .vawiuers, soil of Mr. Simmons,
of this place, mused his fo- .thold, and somehow
his leg were caught undrn- the car wheels, ;in 1
he waa run over, the car taking off one Ug just
below the knee and the other below tke ankle
The boy was one of the bust little fellows to be
found anywhere, and by far the most intelligent
and kind hearted youth in the place. The dray
mau, Mr. Druse, was the first on the spot, and to
pick him up, and the boy's fathor wa.t aecond t
reach him. lie was taken home a fow rods of!
only, in the village where he was csred for a few
minntos till all the M. D.'s in the place, I believe,
Z. C. Brown, Jlr. Jlayo, G. J. Monroe and D.
Ilinkley, were on hand, when the people were
ushered out of the room, the boy placed under
the influence of chloroform, and in almost as short
b spac ef time as it takes me to relate it, his
logs were cut off, fixed up, and properly dressed.
One was taken off jut below tho knee and the
right one below the ankle, leaving one bono of
the heel on. Drs Mayo and Monroe performed
the surgical operation. It is very doubtful
whether the little felluw will live. Sinee the ac
cident the authorities have passed an ordinance
forbidding any persons under 21 years of age
getting on any tralu leaving or coming here, ex
cept as passengers, under penalty of a fine of
from 5 to $20 or imprisonment In the calaboose
irom 0 to 24 hours. "
Question last discussed at regular meeting of
Lyceum ; iJtooThat the trial of A. John
sen is just." Judges C. Seaman and J. Cooley
could uot agree on tke deci.ion, and Chairman,
Mr. Roots, decided in favor ef affirmative. Next
question : "IUsolved, That the tax on spirituous
liquors should be removed." Leaders S. Titch
er and T. Wrangler affirmative, and L. Seaman
and J. Pitcher leaders on negative. Decided in
the affirmative. The resolution, " That the
mind of women is inferior to that of men,'" is the
next for discussion.
" Since the Mail Line from Ottawa to Somonauk
has been changed to eome across the eountry
twice a week, we get the Free trader regularly
every Saturday afternoon.
The summer school at the Notthvillo ohool
house has been in operation a few weeks, aad ia
ptosperinf finely. The toaoher is Mis Flor
ence Jaekson, formerly of New York. Her fathor
is a clerk ia one of the U. S. Departments at
Washington. She is aa accomplished scholar
and a respected young lady. No. af scholars ia
about forty, with a steady increase.

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