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:L! / i! i!i ,:, v Scores Drown When Dixon Bridge .Collapsed in I Were Watchlncj Boat Races When Traqedy Occurred F. W. Armistead, division engin- eer, Illinois Central, is the proud possessor of an interesting docu- tent in the form of a resolution adopted by the city council at Dix- Illinois, on May 16, 1873. The resolution written in long hand, and with penmanship tlt would be the envy of any pen art- ist was given Mr. Armistead by J. C. Jacobs, superviser at Deca- tur, and,whose grandfather was at that time division superintendent of the Illinois Central with head- quarters at Amboy. The resolution was prompted be- cause of the assistance rendered by the Illinois Central and its of- ficiais when a heavy iron wagon bridge spanning the Rock River at Dixon collapsed  under the weight of several hundred men, women and'children, who were borne with the debris into the riv- er below, and what was the begin- ning of gala day in Dixon'ended in dire tragedy. It was the occasion of the an- nual boat race on Rock River, and the unfortunate victims of the bridge collapse were crowding its banisters, watching and cheering the racing boats below, when with- out warning and with no chance of escape many were borne to a watery grave as tle httge span  gave way under their weight, matter of official record in the Some were rescued, but many minutes of the city council. lost their lives, and the efforts of The resolution was as follows: the railroad in rescue work, as well as Tendering aid to many of the unfortunaws who had lost friends end loved ones became a CLINTONIA THEATK]  CLINTON SATURDAY- MARCH Ist DOUBLE FEATURE The Ded End Kids ar LiHle Toucjh Guys in 'Give IIs Wings' -..Plus-- Roy Rogers in "Border Legion" SUN..MON.  MARCH 2-3 CLARK GABLE HEDY LAMARR in "Comrade X" ii I i i ii iii i1| TUES.-WED.  MARCH 4.5 JOB,DAYS SALARY $ I gO.00 LLOYD NOLAN- DORIS DAVENPORT in 'Behind thellews' i ii ii THURS..FRI.  MARCH 6-7 CARY GRANT MARTHA SCOTT in "The Howards of Virginia" State of Illinois, City of Dixon, At a meeting of the City Coun- c'il of the City of Dixon, held at the council Rooms on the Six- teenth day of May, A.D. 1873, the following Resolutions were adopt- ed. Resolved: That the City Council in behalf of the citizens of the City of Dixon do hereby express their heartfelt appreciation of the gen- erous aid and assistance so kindly and promptly extended to our stripken people by the Officers of the Illinois Central Railroad Com- pany during the days following the awful calamity that came upon destruction of the iron bridge our community in the wreck and across Rock River, and the conse- quent fearful loss of life, ey hav- ing generously sent us their most efficient men, with machinery and material to aid in removing the w-zeck, and in rescuing and recov- ering the bodies of the victims of , the disaster. Resolved: That we especially tender our thanks to John C. Ja- cobs, Division superintendent, and to Robert Richards, Master Me- chanic, and to J. R. Rosebrugh, md C. Purinton, and Frank Egan, of the Illinois Central Railroad, and to W. C. Woolley, Station Ag- ent at Dixon, for their untiring personal efforts and exertions on our behalf, day and night, with unflagging energy until the last restage of the broken span of the bridge was removed, and it was assured that no victims of the dis- aster were held beneath the wreck, --and that we will ever remember the self sacrificing efforts with I gratitude. Resolved: That these Resolutions be entered upon the Journal and ' that a copy of the same be for- warded to the President and Di- rectors of the Company. Approved Jos. Crawford, Mayor A true copy Attest (Seal)  J.C. Ayres, City Clerk. FURNITURE & FUNERAL SERVICE JOHN T..HERSHE 2 PCS. IN DEEP PILE VELOUR .................. F_,xquisitely eat'red hardwood frame. tailored in lovely long wearing velour 18th CENTURY KIDNEY STYLE SUITE .............. Beautifully styled with the best of workmanhip and materials. Give style and comfort with this beautiful SAVE $23.00 ON THIS 2-PC. SUITE .................... This exquisite suite is one of the be have to offer in this great sale. Made $87.50 . . . we offer it to you at tJ price. KROEHLER $79.50 20fh CENTURY MODERN ...... Modern is eomfortable Out of the "growing" stage, nodern has now arrived in the new sim- plified lines that are designed for comfort and high style. ONCE-IN-A-LIPETIME $74.75 VALUE ........................................ A beautifully st)ted suite that is made to sell for $89.50 and more. 'flMdden Qualities.  I00% GOVERNMENT $98.75 STANDARD MOHAIR ............ For those who want the finest, we present this lovely 4?OEHIR suite. Beautifully uphois- tered in lovely mohair that has a 5-year moth- proof guarantee. ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! After a recent check of our inventory we found we are hey over-loded and over- stocked on living room suites. Something had to be done to sell this merchandise quickly. The only way we know to sell a large quantity of lidng room suites fast is to give you REAL BARGAINS. So we've cut prices, disregarded costs and taken loss on a large number of fine high quality living room suites to give you unheard of values. Some of our finest snltes arb included at bona of $15, $0 end $2,% Wen you see these suites youql agree they are values. The KROEHLER SALE STILL GOES ON ! _=ffi In case you may nOt know it,' The pioneers found it I DEI::LFCTION00 l the departing woman caller who hard- A young married ',,j[ I By  ]Mtt  I keeps the front door open 10 rain-ic ouldn t accumulate a set,l, e i utes, is secretly in the employ of ies by attending the neigLeh I your coal dealer. theeter. . 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