April 1, 1865

Macomb Eagle

A Word to the Democracy of McDonough County.

            We are now approaching an election which, though local, is of great importance to the people of this county. We therefore cannot too strongly urge Democrats to attend promptly at the polls on next Tuesday, and vote for the Democratic nominees for township officers. We now have a majority in the board of Supervisors, and by all that is sacred and fair, let us keep them there to guard the interests of McDonough county against republican misrule. Let the Democrats turn out en masse, remembering that their duty to their country is no less sacred than their duty to their families, and only subordinate to their duty to God. We are not of the number who despair of ultimate success. “Truth crushed to earth will rise again.” So it shall be with Democratic principles which are embodied in the constitution and shadowed forth in the lives of Washington, Jefferson, and Jackson. A return to reason and sound policy will, in time, enable us to hurl from power the usurpers of law. We must breast the storm of revolution which is fast substituting the diction of one man for our chartered liberties, and the caprice of an autocrat, for the most sacred and long cherished principles of law. This can only be done by attending promptly to every election, and exercising the elective franchise, at all hazards and at any cost. The interests of our country, as well as the interest of the State and nation and must be guarded with vigilant eyes. We hope none will forget the recent action of the republican members of the board of supervisors, in regard to bounty tax. They fought that measure with a desperate energy, worthy of a better cause, and heaped words of obloquy on the Irish and Scotch, who were denominated foreign jail-birds – a disgrace to our army, by at least some of their coadjutors. We now ask the Irishman and Scotchman, who is saved from draft by his bounty order, if he can vote, without compunctions of conscience, for such men. – Men who would gladly see them torn from their families, and behold their fields grow up in weeds, rather than be taxed a few dollars for the common weal. These are the class of abandoned bipeds who would gladly prosecute the war on booty obtained by vandalism, but who draw back in holy horror from contributing one dollar of their own money. “Oh, consistency, what a jewel thou art!”


       → Democrats, don’t forget the election.


Bounty or No Bounty.

            Next Tuesday the people of this county are to determine whether or not, the law authorizing a tax for bounties to drafted or enlisted men shall continue a law. On this question we think the corporation of Macomb should be silent, as it is exempt from the tax and has assumed to take care of herself, she has no just right to dictate to the rest of the county in this matter, and we hope she will leave this question to be settled by those who are personally and pecuniarily interested. All appropriations made by the board prior to next Tuesday are valid and binding and not to be affected in any manner by the vote. – The real question for the people to decided is, shall the provisions of the law be continued so as to provide for future contagencies. If, in the future, appropriations should be deemed inexpedient, the board would doubtless refrain from making them; but it might become necessary in the future as it has in the past. We are therefore in favor of continuing the law, leaving the matter with the board of supervisors to be acted upon as contagencies and the interest of the people require. In case of another call it will be an easy matter for the people to inform their representatives, whether they would rather be drafted or taxed.


            → We are glad to notice that a healthy competition is springing up in our town, among our business men; it speaks well for our place, and obviates the necessity of going elsewhere to purchase goods. Good groceries, dry goods, hardware, and in fact every article of merchandise, can now be purchased in Macomb as advantageously as at any place in this or adjoining counties.


Vote early.



Just received at the


Consisting of

        Dress Goods,
Shawls and Mantellas,
Bleached Shirtings,
Brown Sheetings,
Woolen Goods,
Yankee Notions,
White Goods,
Gents Furnishing Goods,
Millinery Goods,
Hats and Caps,
Ladies and Misses Shoes,

        All of which has just been purchased at greatly reduced prices, and will be sold at the

Lowest Market Price.


East side of the Square.




Where will be found a complete stock of Spring
and Summer


of all grades, from the Finest down to the Medium and Low Price Goods.


Walking and Sack Coats.

A Fine Stock of Black Clothing.


of all kinds.


of good quality.

Carpet Bags, Umbrellas, etc., etc.

            Having bought all my goods in New York, under the recent great decline in gold, and having made my purchases at


            I am in a position to supply customers upon the most favorable terms. I buy for cash, sell for cash, and at a very small profit, and can and will please you in quality, Making, Trimming, Fit, and prices. My goods are all new and bought to sell. And if there is a further decline in Gold, down goes the prices of my goods.




            → Robert Ransom and others indicted for riot at Colchester, were found guilty and fined each in the sum of $25 and costs. – Dodds obtained a new trials, and the States attorney entered a nolle prosequi.


            Still They Go. – We have noticed for the last two weeks a general rush of people to the southeast corner of the square, and on inquiring the cause, we were informed that they were going to the splendid photograph gallery of Hawkins & Philpot. These gentlemen are prepared to take all kinds of pictures in the very best style.


            → The largest stock of Pocket Books in the city is at Clarke’s Bookstore.


            → Mary Long, indicted for concealing the death of a bastard child, found a few weeks ago at Middletown, was acquitted by the jury.


            → Indictments have been preferred by the grand jury against Miles, John and Jas. Bond and Attilla Ray, for the murder of W. H. Randolph.


            The Great Flood. – There has been a tremendous flood in the east, and property to the amount of $6,000,000 was destroyed. – Towns, cities, and villages, were completely submerged, yet, notwithstanding the flood, I. August, of the popular clothing house, has just received the largest stock of clothing ever brought to this place, which he proposes to sell as cheap as the cheapest.


            Beyond a Doubt. – It is now known beyond a doubt, that S. J. Hopper, on the north side of the square, is selling better clothing, and for less money, than any other house in the city. He also has a large stock of hats and caps, valises, &c., which he sells at greatly reduced prices.


            Boots and Shoes. – Mr. Ray has just returned from the East with a new stock of boots, shoes, gaiters, &c., for the spring trade, Mr. R. brags on the superiority of his stock, and while he makes now swell over selling at “panic prices,” and all that sort of stuff, he defies anybody to undersell him, taking into consideration the quality of the article.


            → Now is the time to commence the work of ornamenting our cout house yard. Let there be quite a number of young, thrifty maple trees set out. There will be much better than the old locusts; and we hope after the trees and shrubbery shall have been set out, that care will be taken of them by not allowing the yard to be used as a pasture for the stock of a few of the favored ones. Will the city council make an appropriation for this purpose?


            Small Pox. – We are informed that there has been several cases of small pox at and near Blandinsville, of which disease Mrs. Lieut. J. Oneal has lately died, and the rest of her father’s family (Wm. Metcalf) are still afflicted.


            The Enrollment. – Since we published some strictures on those engaged in enrolling this county, we are assured by Mr. Davis that he acted strictly in compliance with his written instructions, having received the same on the 28th of December and being required to furnish corrected lists of enrollment on the 31st of December, which certainly was too short a time to accomplish any thing satisfactorily. But, if the disease is not in the lower parts it must be in the head.


            → We learn that Mr. Cowgill’s boy was blown from the top of a freight car, standing on the switch at Bushnell, on Friday last, and badly hurt.


            → On Wednesday night last, the eating saloon of John Jacobs was entered by some unknown persons, who destroyed and injured nearly everything in the house. Where is our police?


            ‒ Be at the polls early.


            Cheaper than Eyes. – The place to buy prints, delains, denims, brown and bleached muslins, tickings, striped and checked shirting, cotton flannels, ginghams, cloths, cassimeres, boots and shoes, groceries, and everything else cheap, is at N. P. Tinsley’s. He has a large and well selected stock on hand, and is bound not to be undersold by any other store in the city. He defies competition, and will give more for a few greenbacks than can be hauled off in a “four-hoss” cart. If you don’t believe us, go and see for yourself.


            Clothes Stealing. – On Monday night last the clothes thief visited the premises of Mr. Abbott and abstracted two calico dresses that had been hung out to dry. A lot of children’s clothing on the same line was not taken. The dresses were dark colored and pretty well worn. The clothes thief is a very mean individual, but to steal from an ex-editor is the climax of meanness.


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