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   Dixon Telegraph And Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1871, Dixon, Illinois                                 AND HERALD.  New Series. No. 83.,  DIXON, ILLINOIS THI3K«r)A\\ JUNE 23, 1871.  Whole Ko. 1051  IJOO^Xj iVl.A.T'X'ÉmS.  Official Paiicr of the City and Connty.  mi °t be paUI In «Svance., Tbe P^P^j' 'f^^.^'',?"" UB«ed,inall ca«es. »t tbo ciplratlon of the t.rae paid for.  —Don't lorget*the School Exlubitiou to-raorrow nigbt. _  _"A Vision"—by A. H. H. v,-ill appear next ^Yeclc.  —One firm in our city sliipped one ton of butter in one tiny, last week,  —F. R. Dulcher, of Amboy, is making arrangements to rebuild his distillery.  —It is a very, very small boy which has made the Editor of the Whiteside Sentinel liappy. ______  —C. M. Mack, of Sterling, -wiU com-monce the publication of a new paper, called the Iloch River Jl:rieu\ on July 1st'.  —James Gregory, of Amboy, had his leg badly crushed, in endeavoring to get on a train of cars at the depot, iaet wtek.  —The Universalist belief on tJic important points of Tl'.eology, be the subject of discouriit' in Union Hall next, Sunday evening.  —They have had a bco at Zilorrison, of llfteen teams. wLicli did their "level best" to level down the fair grounds near that place.  —The "Genuania Bund" at DuBuque, iowa, has been engaged and aviH discourse sweet music liere on the Fourth. It is i:'rtnsider(.'il one of the bjst ban/i.-i west 'if Chicago.  —The Hon. J. 31. Bailey, of Freeport, •.vil! deliver an oratioii in this city on the I-'ourtu ot July. ^ifr. Bailey is an able speaker and we may G'xpcet something '.vorUi listening to.  —Tlie .«udden rise in the river on Monday night carried away a few stones i'i'om the daui which can be replaced in a low hours and tlim-eiore i^ of little dam-  —The good ci'ixens of Sublette, in this county, turned out tlie other day with their horses aud plows tilled the land i^elonging to James Wiswell, who is con-¡iufcd to his bed with sickness.  —The ladies of Amboy will furnish re-ireshments in the basement of the il. E. i hurch of that citj', on the Fourth. The iadias of the Baptist church ..also feed the iiungry on that day. . ■  —A drug store clerk gave Sir. Thomas Williams, of Sterling, a.dose of sulphate of lime instead of salts, which nearly ended Mr. W's life. So %ve learn from the  Gd-cUe.  —Grand preparations are being made by the Committee of Arrangements, for a celebration here on the Fourth, in a manner becoming the glorious day, and creditable to Dixon. An oration will be delivered by Mr. Bailey of Freeport, and lovers of sport will be entertained with a grand parade of the "Scatlawags," a most wondrously comical company; and then there -will be the boat and tub races on the river above the dam. which will be something in the humorous line, long to be remembered. The rewards arc now all made up, aud we are assured that there will be no such bungling in these acquatic sports as was the case iast year in not having the rewards attended to.  —Our neighbors of tlie Sterling papers seem somewhat impressed with the idea that some tlirust was made at them by some one of Dixon. We never made any intimation which would, for a moment, lead our readers to believe that Sterling couid not gel up a Fourtli of July celebration in every respect Worth}' of so Sourishing a city. In ilict Sterling has all the necessary concomitants for such an oecusioy. A band, üre company, several miluni^y^ruards, three or four editors, a distiUery, etc; Of course you can have n Fourth of July celebration; so you shall shoot off your big guns, your fire crackers and your mouths—if you like:' ,:  Mrs, S. A. Eichardson read an essay before the Woman's Franchise Association of EarJ villi', last week, in which she says: "The theory of se.-: in mind may exist and «la.V'i'e; «/kJtffii.viXv,—but thilt in the world of liiind woman is the love, aud man the wisdom priuciple, seems at variance with revelation aud science."  Well, we don't pretend to know how it is in liarlville, but lye can assure Sirs. R-tlult neither levclatiori Or science have anything to do witii such things here in Dixon.  —John D. Boardman gives in this month's mimber of Ouii Monthly, "An Experience with Hashish." If John intends to continue these experiments with huch drugs, we wonder how he would come out with a dose of Paris Green.  —On Monday of last week, the remains of the late George E. Haskel, of Lee Center, were removed from a grave near his former residence, and placed in the flxmily vault at the cemetery of that village. The ccremony was performed by the I\iasouic Fraternity. _  —Found, between Malugin's Grove and Amboy, a pocket book of value to the owner. Can be had by calling at this office.—JournaL  The pocket book can be had ¡—that is of no use to an editor. But the contents, William, will the owner iT«?- see "tho.se."  —There was a heavy ram here on Mon-ilay nicht. In Palmyra the vnnd was sufQciently strong to be called a tornado. 5Ir. Agustus ]^Ioellers's wind pump was blown down, and about eighty rods of ■Mr. O'Neal's fence was carried into the road. Considerable damage to fruit trees and fences was sufl'ercd thereabouts'  On Monday there was dispatches from Topcka, Kansas, and Des JMoincs, Iowa, reporting the advent of a terrific storm, which did great damage.  The storm reached here Tue.sday morning just before day, and re.sulted in considerable damage North of this city, in destroying fences, uprooting trees, blowing oil" roofs, etc.  —In Whiteside countv they are now happy—or at least .should be—for there has turned up a man down there that cannot be bribed for two hundred and fifty dollars. His name is Williams, and is a member of the Legislature, and refused to vote with the Springfield ring, although the money was actually slipped into his pocket in a secret manner.  —A boy of about five years, son of Mr. Cuttle, a laborer in the flax factory, fell over a bank into the stone quarry near the cooper shops, in this city, on Monday afternoon. His arm was broken, and the body otherwise badly bruised, but he is doing well under the medical treatment of Drs. Everett & Law. It is a great vionder that the boy was not killed, falling such a distance—about forty feet.  We are pleased to learn, as we do from the Chicago Journal, that "the proper name of the potato bug is doryhoro dec-anliniata. Besides the potato, they are very fond oisolvnum inelongena, although for a steady diet they prefer the cirsium lanctolaUm"  The Journal don't say at what hotel these bug? stop.  —The bugs hold hiiih carnival lu the gardens, the orchards, and through the forests ; aud in fact it séems now that agriculture has come down to a light between man and the potato bugs—horticulturists aud locusts. The latter are now at work not only in the forests, but are actually doing much damage in the orchards and nurseries by destroying fruit-trees of all kinds, as well as raspberry aud other buslieç. There cumes rumors, but wo hope exagerated, that chinch bugs are devouring the wheat fields upon several faruis in this vicinity. The hickory and oak trees have the appearance of being Trurnt with fire. The ends of the branches, mostly of this years growth, àre dying and dropping down. Many young shade trees, in the cit}', will be entirely ruined unless the locusts are called hence very soon.  PERSONAL.  D. W. McKenney, Esq., who has been up in Minnesota on a business trip for some time past, returned home last week. ■While up there he took occasion to visit St. Paul, Minneapolis, Lake Minnctonka and the surrounding country, and brings back the report that the prospects for a yer^^ hirj.;e yield in crops were never more favorai3lé; especially in wheat and corn.  COUNTY COURT—JUNE TERM.  The inventory in the estate of Slichael Condeu, deceased, was duly filed.  An order and decree of sale was entered on petition of Executor of last Will and Testament of Joseph WoodrufT, deceased, fer sale of real estate to pay debts.  The appraisement bill in tlie estate of Augustus P. March, deceased, was duly filed.  The Administrator of the estate of Nicliolas Mwyo. deceased, filed a report of his acts and divings thereiu.  An order and decree of 'sale was entered upon the petition of Administrator of estate of Vilette 31. Berkley, decea.sed, for leave to sell real estate to pay debts.  IRELAND ON THE ISLAND.  The following is to be the programme for the Island Pic-nic, on the coming Fourth of Jtdy, After the general procession in the city, the Father Mathews' Society will cross to \Van Arnam's Island" The Fire Department are also expected to attend. Immediately after dinner, Mr, William Croak will read the Declaration of Independence, followed by Martin O'Brennan, Esq., late compatriot of J. O'Donovan Rosa and Burke, who will deliver the oration of the day. His subject will be: "Irishmen, and what they did for the Independence of America." A platform will be in readiness for those wishing to dance. Music by La Salle Cornet Band. At 3 o'clock r. M., a pig weighing nearly 200 pounds, all shorn and greased, will be turned locfsc and presented to the person catching and holding him. At 3:30, a race in bags for a silver cup, will come off. Target shooting, a duck pit, quoits,  will find a place, thus affordin good opportunity to all who seek enjoyment on that occasion. A good view/of the boat and tub races can be had from tht Island- _  —George Tainter, several years since known as clerk at the Nachusa House, and lately of Sterling, is now manager of the Nachusa billiard saloou. Grass billiards (croquet) in the yard, near by, look to him like a "thin game," in the hot sun, with a cool saloon so near.  —The locusts are about through with their concert and other amusements.  THE TEMPERANCE CAUSE—URAND JURY—WISE REMARKS AND OTHERWISE.  The grand jury in session at tiio Court House last week held various and sundry inquests upon the question, with an endeavor to fathom the mj'sterics, of a proper enforcement of the liquor law of our city, and one result of their deliberations was, as might be ex-pected, that tliere was the usual number of very obtuse witnesses who could not definitetly and to a certainty anahze, by taste, so as to distinguish Bourbon Whisky from Pop-beer, or New England rum from boiled cider. We learn, however, that the conclusions arrived at by the County's grand inquest was that our city did not, by the late stringent temperance law, become in a few liours nor even several weeks, metamorphosed trom a eity of a couple dozeu of drinking s<>loons into a model elysiuin of temperance. It has been recorded, at least it should have been remarked long ago by sage or philosopher, (we do not desire to claim credit as a discoverer of the important tact,) that man can not or will not receive truth only in homoeopathic doses ; and of course, as a natural sequence, will reject excessive or "over" ' ijotions. The progress of science aud Civilization illustrates this fact. Had Galileo uuderstood this principle, he need not have shocked the delicate sensibilities of the old world of Catholicism, by imparting toit so iib-riiptly, the fact of the earth's motion and the sun's stability.' Had that great man understo(;d humau natiire as we of the present age understand it, lie would have "went slow" and first informed those old monks in authority that he luid received hi-ï knowledge tlirough inspiration, a dream, or in fact any mj^sterious mode, other than through actual figures, or by the aid of a primitive telescope made from a leaden water pipe. In this manner, Galileo might liave continued his great work without interruption and ."i.ivetl himself the expense of purchasing that suit of sackcloth, and avoided those years ,of detention in a boarding house, notât all of his own choosing, called the Inquisition ; where he was also required to recite ''seven penitential psalms," which were undoubtedly very repugnant to Iiis literary taste.  , Perhaps it is not necessary that we should wander—say a couple of centuries —from our sul^ject, to iilustrate that we, as a community, cannot be persuaded to leave ofi' the habit of drinking whisky .saye by slow approaches. The temperance doctors gave the whisky patients of bur city, on the first day of last^i^ontlK a do^ of Téinperan'ce ' wiaciO' watTindm just the niedicine, which tluj sick men needed, only it was an "over dose," und thei-efore, as is the inevitable result in such ca?es, it did not "lay"—it had not the desired effect. We fear the Doctor's bill will be pretty heavy with no convalesencu. It appeared at first to have the "desired eilect," but the patient soon fell into a relapse. Old topers, during the early days of last month, who had never thought of calling lor anything weaker than a "sour \yhii:kr,'," would walk up to a bar and ask for a glass of pop-beer with a phiz as serene aud placid as a deacon at a cainp-meeting; and, indeed, they would get themselves outside of it with as much satisfaction as they had ever heretofore drank a glass of "Jersey-lightning." The reader may think that herein our logic is lame. Your understanding of pop-beer and boiled cider is, that they are "thin drinks.'' Ordinarily your conclusion would be eminently proper and correct, but the pop-beer and boiled cider in Dixon seems to bo "made of sterner stuft'" than that which is commonly known to commerce. Let the incredulous upon this point drop inio any saloon on any of our streets at any hour of the day, and then and there call for a glass of boiled cider or pop-beer, and then drink it. But we forget that perhujis you are a temperance reader and therefore do not visit .saloons; and if you did, you have noses over the mouth.s in which you would take this beverage; and iurtlier more, alcohol is so peculiarly avoinatie that you would repel it ere you had made the test. We do not speak of these things from experience, aud only judge from uu incident that happened the otlier day. An honest Quaker, of temperate habits, called for a glass of "pop" at one of those places where it had become the universal practice of putting in a "stick," and .so our Friend was not made an exception to the rule, by the dealer in beverages, and as the Quaker did not discover his error until he had taken a glass strongly seasoned with rum, we can imagine his horror! With both hands raised he exclaimed: "Verily, I have taken Inwardly the balm of the world's people ! What will Abagail say when she smells my breath?"  Now, it is claimed, so foolishly will men reason, that the law, in its effects, leads men into temptation more thau it delivers them from evil.  R., R. I. (L ST. L. R. R.  ■We learn that a new line is being surveyed on the west side of Rock Ris'er, from Rockford to Oregon. We sincerely hope it will be .found feasible and practi cable. A river road connecting all of the present and prospective manufacturing interests of Rock River Valley with St. Louis on the south, and the pineries of the north, cannet fail to be one of the best north and south rtjads in the western country.  NEWS ITEMS, ETC.  Eternal vigilance will bo the prico of potatoes this year.  The Principal of Eton School, England, now gets ifSO.OOO a year and rent free.  The little red "lady bug" is said to be a potato bug-bug, as It destroys these pests.  At Earlvillo there is a Woman's Fnui-chise Association. And ''still tliey are not happy."  A new hotel is one of the improvements going on in Mcndota; .says the Bulletin.  Connecticut papers complain of the drouth as almost unprecedeated at this season of the year.  "Jolin, did you ever bet on a horse race?" "No, but I have seen my sister Bet on our old mare."  There are forty femalo students at the University of Zurich, and there are 200 female medical students in London.  A woman in Ortgon did lior Level Best last week, She did it t^th a cow hide. Jlr. Level Best was her son-in-law.  Sirs, Laura D. Fair, the California murderess, wa.^entenced on the 3d iust.,,to be hanged ifii'riday, Jul^' 28th. 1 «  The North shore of Long Island, Brook^ lyn and Staten Island, received a severe shock of eartluiuaku on Monday evening.  Thos. J. Turner, of Freeport, so the Journal says, lias decided to remove to Chicago, to engage in the practice of law.  Donald Mclntyre, of Jo Daviess County, will spend the next two years in the penitentiary for killing Bridget Long In producing an abortion.  The, grasshoppers have invaded Utah and the consequence is the invention by a Jlormon of a "two-horse grasshopper smasher"  Cassiinerea of decided cxcellcnce,of material and texture are manufactured at Oi-cgon. Chinese labor i.s mainly employed in their production.  Id is said that Swedish brandy is flavored with red ants ; which is not so bad, we presume, us to have aunts llavored with wh',skey.  A Southern Democratic paper says, with reference to the "New Departure," that "it is like burning the house to get rid of the flees."  Mrs. Anna Place, of Portland. Me., is one hundred and two years old. She is the widow of ft soldier who served thro' the Revolution.  The Masonic Fraternity of Mcndota havti a railroad nic ifvt Prophetstown; on 34th inst.  Twenty-five hundred women, convicted of letting fire, or attempting to sot flro to buildings in Paris, have been sentenced to transportation to New Caledonia.  Hasty Howard, a negro ot Lexington, is stumping Kentucky, in favor of tbe Democratic candidate for Governor.  Hasty should go' slow on thftt'ticket If he.lias any respect lor hi.S|'"fo^9-iudders."  Wc db not nnderstanu why it is that Feoria wants the Stale House, when it is a settled fact that Mile. Nillson is actu-: ally intending to make that city her fu-; ture homo.  While New York and Boston arc disputing over tlie oj)euiug of the public libraries on Sundays, Phihidelphhi has gone and done it, aud reports much public good as the result.  Williams College has organized a boat club, for which the lightest six-oared boat in tlie world lias just been built. It is of pripiT-mache, li) iu(;his wide, 40 feet long, and weighs 120 pound.-'.  The appearance of Air. Darwin's book on the "Descent of Man" has been followed,' the London papers say, by a great increase in the number of visitors ta the Zoological Gardens, Regent's Park.  3Ir. Seward will fairly earn the title of the "Ciiampiou American Ti'ftyeler." He has already accomplished more than thirty thousand miles since ho started on his present trip, and is still at it.  A parson, reading the funeral services at the grave, Ibrgot the sex of the deceased, and usked one of the mourners, an Emeralder, "Is this a brother or a sistei'?" "Nather," replied Pat, "only u cousin,"  Out of nearly fifty firemen of Fort Wayne, who were burneil at the kerosene explosion, June 7, not over ten arc con-vale.sccnt. Some received injuries that will disfigure, if not cripple, them for life.  Some one wrote to Horace Greeley inquiring if giwno was good to put on potatoes. He said it might do for those whose taste» had become vitiated with tobacco and ram, but he preferred gravy and butter.  The Pulton County National Bank, at GloverSville, N. Y., was robbed on Saturday, about 1 V. M,, of United States, railroad, and Southern Stale bonds amounting to §30,850, and $1,000 in mutilatefl currency.  A niy.stcrious deaf girl has been agitating San Francisco. A reporter went to interview her the other day, and, while taking down the points, indulged in remarks which would not hayo been complimentary if she could have heard them. She stood it for some time, but finally emptied the coal-scuttle oyer him and pitched iiim down stairs. He doesn't believe bhe is deaf.  It is related that when Bocchcr was In the country last summer ho lost his hat, and found it, in a week. In the barn where he had loft it, but with four eggs In it.— Tliia is as it should be. Beechor had just written that eulogy on the hen; why shouldn't the hen reward Beechor?  It is nice going to some Iowa schools. A lady tcncher at Des Moines called a boy up and made him show her how he kissed the big girls in the woodsUcd. After Ivc showed her, she punished liim by making him stay after school. He says ho don't want to graduate for two years yet.  April 24, Wm. S. Ashton married Miss Augusta Kiebs in Chicago. June 3, the bride petitioned a St. Louis court for divorce; firstly, because she thinks he has a largo and well-selected assorlmont of wives about the country; and, secondly, because sho has seen nothing of him slncc the second day after the wedding.  Some of the Frenchmen exiled from their country by Louis Napoleon, in 185!, arc now resident in England, arc ¡iboiit to suo him in his private caijacily for damages for tlieir long Imni.shmont. The amonnts claimed of the ex-Einperor are about ,1*100,000. It is supposed the money will do the exiles nnieh good, when they get it.  John Olvnny, of Michigan City, was lately sailing on the lake with three friend.i, when the boat was capsized by a flaw of wind. As the little craft could bear u)) only three persons, Olvany, saying that he had no family and they had, bade them good-l)ye, 'released his hand and Avaa drowned.  The Internal Revenue Bureau will change all the stamps on or about August iHt.. substituting two kind.s. Tho one will be called sensitive stamps, and acids used to remove tho cancelling marks vvill destroy tlie stamps bey<Mul u-^e; the Other liind will be pi'iuted on such color«, to prevent imitation by lueaua of photo-.graphy.  Mrs. Moore i.s of the stuff heroes are made ol!'. liectuUly, at Nashville, whon her .son fell down ;i well, 2-1 feet deep, aiie neither fainted nor screamcd, but Instantly swung herself down "hand over hand," caught the child with her feet, drew herself and son all the way up again, and then'spanked the boy for falling in.  Lately published statistics show that, during the year 1800, in Prussia, 8,018 persons of tho working class suffered Injuries by accident, 2,11)0 of whom—1«B employers aud 2,013 laborers—were killed, and 853, or 47 oinployers and 805 la-  111 wounded; in ininiap; pttr8Qlts,/JKII8  were killed; and lOTwounded} ita bulId-lug, Mr) were killed, and 220 wbutadocl.  The Examiner and OhronieU (Buptiat,) in characterizing Mctiiodist prcHCher9,i wys: '^fhcto camoa Methodist tó^llier' ^íi6'oqulcl,¡^ll,ii8 ftbout 'Tke Lord taking oiit .^o Ilp,cVpli>a of Pl\araph'B cUiitlot," Wo can Rive • him a better - B&mpl« tb»n thát.' A ' Methodist prtoMdlnfi: 'elder, lirfea'cliiníí Í n rfcgnrd to JoshUii'comnlmMind.'  tjie sun'tp utfl'jul Éítlli; saiá Jils.volce,, and •vvhUtlód dówn'hrajtos'on the fiun, and brought it up stauding.',';  —•The,Galena (ícKeííe calls earnestly for tho cHlzens of tliat classic cily to go to-the, pplls and votofóraléw which will; "keep up'', the Uogs ; tór lUo rcosou Afi.it flaye,3that,these,, pachydermatous Mammals ¡haVe now tho frctedom of the city, much ,to the aunoyancc of the citlzetls.' Of course WÓ can make no augg'cstlona of yalu'o to Galena, in this its sore dileni-ma, and presumo that even Presldont Qrai^, wlio has dímü ho iimeh for our neighbors up tlie road, can'«, for the prdS' ent, relieve them ni ihef?e s'.vine. If, how-eyer, Sun pomingo is anne.\cd l>o may find "placoa" fof them.  There is, in the following brief poem, a charming picture of doniestic life, heightened by an, allusion to a well known incident in the life of Washington: "Dear father look up, Restrain tho hiccup, And toll me what aileth ma's forehead? • It's all <)laclc and blue, Oh 1 what could ho do /  To cause a confusion so horrid'i"  "Your mother, Jane Ann, A newspaper man Admired, till I warned her She'd catch it; Like Washington, I ' Cannot tell alie— 1 did It with my little hatchet."  Major General Charles Mandee, an officer who has graduated at West point, been in the army, for twenty years, and served with distinction in tho Union army, during the war, left his southern home some vreelcs ago to attend the an nual meeting of the Grand Army of the Republic at Boston. There he mot with many of iiia. former comrades in arms, and the revival of old army aasociations and incidents tending naturally enough to rather hikrious conviviality. Going to New York on his way to Florida, where he owned a large plantation. General Mundee spent some days in company with friends, and army acquaintances, whom he casually met, and was in some way induced to buy an interest in a drinking saloon. Whilst there he was arrested for grand larcency, «n some unfounded charge, brought by some loafers who frequented the saloon, and was taken to the Tombs. He declined to communicate with liis friends, and on Saturday was taken out of his cell in a fit. In twenty-five miiuites afterwards lie died.  LOST POCKET-BOOK.  Juno 12th, at the Nachu.sa House, or between there and Main street, one large black pocket-book, containing $21.50, one set of gold sleeve buttons, an editor's pass and other ])apers. Any person find-ing the above will bo liberally rewarded by leaving the same at this office, or with J. D. Boardman.  merchant TAILOH.  Mr. J. Johnstone hft.s opened a shop over Ulggin'8 Drug Store, where he Is prepared to do the finest kind of work in his line. He brings tlie best of recom-menvluUons Irom previous employersi as a cutCter and fitter. Repairing and cleaning promptly and neatly done. Give, him a call.  AÜCT10N.  At tho Auction Room of H. P. Wlckcs & Co., will be sold ou Saturday, Juno ITtii, If^urnlturc, Bed.s, Bedding, Carpets, Crockery, Those goods are from tho Niichnsa House, and will bo sold witiiout reserve. Sale every Saturday'afteraoia, ooiuineucing at 1 o'clock until tice. H. P. WiCKKs l'è; Co,.  Auctior -i-.ìrs,  —We wi.'di to call particular attoatioa to Iho advertiiionient in to-day's paper of Mr. F. F. Dixon, whose Merchant Tallbr-ing eslabilshnient is on Main sfreet, north side, near the Express office. Mr. Dixon's fame in the Northwe.st, gained by no other man ns a cutter and fitter, is an enviable one. He does get up clothing hi 'tt stylS' wlikh 'la peculiurly elegant and rcrfwrchf., so that' in fact his cusiomors liiivu t|ro appearance of having just arrived from tho city, lor the solo purpose of ivliowing off their nev^ clothes. Tic never lets a man go from his cstabllsh-mont ,dls.satiftfied—they aro always well suited. Tiy him aud you will 'ace.— fie is emphatically the Ivuight of the Shenrtf. , ;32tf '  - M  —R. Tre.strail, 2 doors East of the Post Ofilee, if) conlituially receiym»i additions to his stock of Boots & Shooê, to énahlo him to supply his customers with just what they want in his linu. He is pleased with the Patronage of ids numerous friends and'old customers during thé past three months, and says, it ia not, ei-pectcd of him to sell at cost or leave Dix.-on. .  A WORTHY BHTERPRISE.  firm of Everts, Basklu & Stewart, of ChU cago,-who exhibited to a number of our pmmlnent citizens sauiples of County maps In Atlas form, with a view to the publication of a simpar map of Lee county. From tt.jMjrsonftl axamination of these maps, lyo bellcvo them to be just the thing, and fhr superior to any we have seon". Tfhore inust bean outlay oflahor ajid|money not comnj^on to this hranfch'of ¡l)ii»íucss, and wo are glad to see that these gentlemen are meeting with the general good will and eucouragomont of our best clti/eijSi We, woiice. that aínoiübtír of citizens who h*v,o had . opportunities to judge 0fisuchi»»atters, speak in the most ■pritiseworthy terms of the style óf Tiroifc, engraving, printing, binding, «&c;, of these Atlases, dftd If'.the isühjcc t is treated as it sljou|d be throughout the'county, wo may expect, in . the course oí,a year, to have wliat ia really needcd-^in elegant, cor rect and comprehensitè map of Leo coj^i-ty, In Atlas form. At least, we hopo tliáV this mai' bo the case;, aud, ehall give it all the encouragement in our power. More will be heni'd on the subject through the columns of this paper, as the work pro-grcsseg,  LATEST EXCITING NliWS IN TOWN'  At Wickcs & Co'fl Auction rooms. Call and see how much is given for little money. Goods nearly thrown away.  Sale at 3 a,nd 7 r. m., every day until |25,000 worth of goods are sold.  PAINTING I PAINTING! !  Messrs. Davis & Swinburne are doing a rushing business in their line. They aro doing some of (he best work oyer west of I 'V York Persons desirous of hav-.1 good., aono, at reasonable rates, will do well to give them " call, for they are determined to do good work, and give satisfaction.  —Tho largest stock of hats and caps ever brought to this market can no'w be found at James H Todd's. 75m2  LOOK TO yOUE INTEREST.  The best and cheapest place to buy general groceries, is at tiic store of Stephens & Mousseau, (succe.ssors to H. J. Stephens.) They keep the largest and be.st line of Syrups, Teas and Coffee, ever oflered in Dixon, and at the very lowest prices. They offer superior inducements to close Cash Buyers.  Choice Gunpowder Tea per lb, Choice Table Syrun per gal., Good Cooking Molasses, Sixteen Bars German Soap for  Prices tell.  —dioico white shirts, b check and striped shirts just James H Todd's. , . ; ■  —Just received, a fino aì-. . ,5 of Piques. Cheap.  Burn.\KEB* & VAN EPPS.  $1,25 80 60 1,00 "UvlS  ■ ■ linen ' .i at   

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