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FREEPORT. — The Bulletin. Weekly.
Deutscher Anzeiger, by W. Wagner. Weekly. (German.)
The Journal, by H. M. Scheetz. Weekly.
Whiteside's Investigator. Weekly.
The Courier, by Leae, Crouch & Co. Daily.
North Western Gazette, by Houghton & Co. Weekly.
Prairie Mirror, by G. H. Gilmore. Weekly. HUTSONVILLE. Wabash Sentinel, by E. Callahan. Weekly. JACKSONVILLE. - The Constitutionist. Weekly,
The Morgan Journal, by Selby and Clayton. Weekly.
The Signal, by C. & C. Zarley. Weekly.
Journal de l'Illinois. Weekly. (French.)
Illinois Gazette, by A. N. Ford. Weekly.
Fulton Ledger. Weekly.
Fulton Republican. Weekly.
McDonough Independent, by G. W. Smith. Weekly.
The Telegraph, by S. P. Andrews. Weekly.
MENDOTA. — The Press, by C. R. Fisk. Weekly.
The Review, by A. H. Swain. Weekly.
Grundy County Herald, by Buffington & Soutard. Weekly.
The Grundy Yeoman, by I. C. Watkins. Weekly.
The Western Spy. Weekly.
The Spectator. Weekly.
The Republican, by T. Hampton. Weekly.
The Valley Blade, by Pratt & Brendt. Weekly.
The Wabash Valley Republican. Weekly.
Illinois Republikaner, by I. P. Stibolt. Weekly. (German.)
The Transcript, by N. G. Nason. Daily and weekly.
The Chronicle, by J. F. Linton. Weekly.
The Herald, by A. Brooks. Daily and weekly.
QUINCY. The Republican, by D. S. Morrison & Co. Daily.
The Western Patriot, by Warren & Gibson. Weekly.
The Whig, by Norton & Ralston. Daily, tri-weekly & weekly. ROCKFORD. - Rock River Democrat, by Dickson & Bird. Weekly.
The Register, by E. C. Dougherty. Weekly.
The Republican, by Blaisdell, jr., & Co. Weekly.
The Morning Argus, by Danforth & Shurly. Daily.
Rock Island Beobachter. Weekly. (German.)
Monroe Demokrat. Weekly. (German.)
The Patriot, by G. Abbott. Weekly. WAUKEGAN. — The Gazette, by N. C. Geer. Weekly. WILMINGTON. - The Herald, by W. H. Clark. Weekly. WOODSTOCK. - The Republican Free Press, by C. C. McClure & Co. Weekly.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
By an act of the last Legislature of Illinois, it was ordained, that whenever any of the articles specified below shall be contracted for, or sold and delivered, the weight of each shall be the number of pounds per bushel set opposite to it, unless there shall be a special contract or agreement to the contrary.
HINTS TO IMMIGRANTS.
As this book is designed to be read and used, not only by those who already enjoy the happiness of being citizens of the Prairie State, but also by those who may hereafter seek to establish homes for themselves within its borders, it will doubtless be quite acceptable to the latter class, to receive, in addition to the information contained in the preceding chapters, a few hints, dictated by experience, in respect to what is in the first place most expedient and necessary to be done by them, and next as to what they may expect, in their efforts to secure a fortunate settlement.
In the first place, then, no immigrant should neglect to make a tour of the State, and carefully examine for himself into the diversified nature and quality of its soil, as found in the various districts; and until he has done so, he should not purchase any land. Time and means, it is true, are both required for this purpose, tainly, neither will be lost or spent in vain. The advantages that may thus be gained, will amply repay the investment; and it will be found far better, than to purchase in haste, and repent at leisure, as is too often the case with inconsiderate settlers. Besides, since the opening of the railroads, travelling in Illinois is so much facilitated, that one may visit almost every place at a trifling cost.
Persons who have large means at command, will undoubtedly do well to purchase their land in the immediate vicinity of some railroad or large town; while those whose means are limited, will find it more advantageous to make their choice of land in districts lying farther removed from such centres, but where the soil is equally notable for its excellent qualities, and the price a great deal lower. A person with small means, having found from forty to eighty 38