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Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH
Dated: June 23, 1847

EXTRAORDINARY MURDER. - We learn from the Cleveland, Ohio, Plaindealer, that a young man (a matchless demon it should be) by the name of SCOTT, of Moultrie county, Illinois, a few days since murdered a young lady, with whom he had had some improper correspondence.  Rifle in hand, he went with his brother to where the girl was a work at a well or spring, and after a few minutes' conversation, she started to leave them, when SCOTT deliberately shot her dead in her tracks.  The ball entered the back part of her head, and was taken out at the cheek bone.  SCOTT was arrested and awaits his trial.
NOTE:  This article was also printed in the "Constitution" Newspaper on Aug. 4, 1847
Source:  Jackson Citizen Patriot
Dated: Mar. 30, 1866
LAST EVENING'S REPORT:
     The vicinity of Salem, Moultrie county, Illinois, was visited by a terrific tornado on the 20th inst.  Twenty houses were entirely demolished and several person injured.
Found in: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) Page: 4
Dated: Dec. 29, 1871

MARSHAL'S SALE:
Execution No. 2524
United States Circuit Court
By virtue of a writ of fi. fa. to me directed from the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of Illinois, in favor of B. A. Burnett and Frederick Ross, partners, &c. and against James Earp and Samuel P. Earp, I have levied upon the following described real estate, to -wit:
Lots one, two, three and four (1, 2, 3, and 4), in block eight (8), town of Sullivan, county of Moultrie and State of Illinois, as the property of Samuel P. Earp, one of the defendants herein, which I shall ex-expose to public sale, for the 'satisfaction of said execution, on the 6th day of January, 1872, at the court house door of the aforesaid court, State of Illinois, in the city of Springfield, to the highest and best bidder, for ready money.
Sale to commence between the hours of nine o'clock () A.M. and sunset of said day.
Dated this 14th day of December, 1871.
JOHN L. ROUTT,
Late U.S. Mrashall Southern Dist. Ill.
By James E. Hill, Deputy.
Source:  Dallas Weekly Herald - Texas
Dated: Dec. 15, 1881
LATEST TELEGRAMS CONDENSED.
     A half dozen business houses were destroyed by fire at Sullivan, Illinois, Saturday night last.
Source:  Dallas Weekly Herald - Texas
Dated: May 31, 1883
Diabolical and Fiendish - Negro Protest - Mysterious Steps.
     ST. LOUIS, May 27 - A most diabolical and fiendish plot to destroy a whole family is reported from the small town of Nelson in Moultrie County, Illinois, on Friday night.  Ropes were tied to all the doorknobs of the house of Mr. BOYD, then made fast to trees in the yard, coal oil then poured around the foundation of the house and fired near the main door.  BOYD was awakened by the noise of the flames, and luckily was able to burst open the door, and with his wife and several children, rushed through the flames without harm, but their escape from the terrible death was a very narrow one.  It is not known by whom or for what reason the devilish deed was committed.
      A dispatch from Muskogee, Indian territory, says the negroes in the Cherokee nation have drawn up a strong protest against the recent action of the Cherokee council in declaring that a large amount of money received from the government in payment for lands shall be distributed only to the Cherokees by blood.  There are over a thousand negroes in the nation who claim some right as Indians, and who will sign the protest and then send it to the secretary of the interior.
     A dispatch from Independence, Missouri, says a gentleman named SAWYER, arrived there from Washington city and took possession of all the property of H. M. VAILE, of star-route notoriety.  The property consists of a handsome suburban residence that cost $50,000, a large number of blooded stock and an extensive wine cellar.  Whether SAWYER is acting as owner or agent is not known, but the general opinion is that VAILE is preparing for the worst.

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