GALENA DAILY GAZETTE
OLD SERIES---VOL. XVI, NO. 180
NEW SERIES---VOL. I, NO. 59
Monday morning, April 25, 1864
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PEN AND SCISSORS
--"A bill for one and two cent coins has passed both Houses. The new coin will be considerably cheaper than the nickel pennies for which there has been such an unreasonable demand."
--"General Grant had a narrow escape from capture near Bristow station on Friday. The rebels made an attack on our pickets at a point which General Grant passed in a car a few moments before."
--"Mr. Washburne, of the Select Committee on Immigration, an reported a bill to encourage immigration. It differs somewhat from the Seward bill, and authorizes contracts to be made with immigrants by which their passage money can be advanced, and a lien upon land or effects is given."
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"This talented company made their first appearance at DeSoto Hall on Saturday evening to a large and fashionable audience. The troupe fully sustained the high commendations which preceded their appearance. We look for another full house this evening, and advise all who wish to enjoy a pleasant evening to attend.--'Laugh and grow fat.' An entire change of programme, embracing two new Pantomimes, is announced."
"It is useless, kind reader, for you to attempt to solve the mystery contained in this heading. Duty, however, compels us to make known to you that P.W. MAXEINER & C. BARNER, the enterprising merchant tailors, at No. 145 Main street, are now ready to furnish you with a suit of clothing at the lowest cash price. Also, Gent's Furnishing Goods of all descriptions. See advertisement in another column."
'LO, THE POOR INDIAN'
"Well Mr. POPE if your man 'Lo' was a poor Indian, please show us some of the rich ones. We have never seen them. There have been some twenty or thirty Winnebago Indians, Squaws and Pappooses, traveling about the streets of Galena, during the last week, looking about as poor and God-forsaken as the law allows. They came into our press-room the other day and watched the working of our Adam's Power Press with a great deal of curiosity, while our boys watched them with a curiosity fully equal. They have spent a week at begging here, and now have their ponies well laden with the result of their week's work."
BURNED TO DEATH
"Near the village of Elizabeth, Ills., April 20th, Anna Laura, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HULTON, was burned to death. She, accompanied by her brother a few years older than herself, were playing near a pile of hay a short distance from the house; the boy having procured some matches, unfortunately ignited them setting fire to the hay, which soon enveloped them in one mass of flame. The mother seeing the smoke, and missing the children, hastened to the scene of suffering and death, and with the fortitude and undying affection of a devoted mother, rushed through the flames bearing her burning children in her arms. In rescuing the children, the mother was much injured by severe burns on her arms and hands which deprived her of the sad privilege of following the disfigured charred form of her dear little daughter to the silent grave. Little Anna Laura was a sweet child of three summers, the ideal of her parents, brothers and sister, buy she is now no more."
'From burning pains to endless joy
On fiery wheels she rode.'
Strayed from the premises of the subscriber, near Hanover, Ill., a dark brown mare colt, with one white hind foot, star on the forehead, three years old. It was last seen near Weston, Ill. Any person, by bringing said colt to the subscriber will obtain the above reward." --Jas. MARTIN
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"At Elizabeth, April 21st, by Rev. G. L. WILEY, Mr. Merion BELCHER and Miss Rutha Amelia BAINBRIDGE. At the residence of Alonzo FUNK, Esq., by Rev. Joseph ODGERS, Mr. John M. LEVEAT, of Co. C., 12th Wis. Regt., and Miss Mary E. TODD, of Apple River, Ills."
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--"A REBEL COTTON MILL DESTROYED"
--"21 OF MOSBY'S MEN CAPTURED"
--"THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC NOT ON THE ADVANCE"
--"GRANT WISHES THE CONFIRMATION OF SCHOFIELD"
--THE CALL FOR SIX MONTHS MEN DOUBTFUL"