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A Beautiful State Of Society

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The Chicago American has published somo particulars of the murder ia Belvidere, on Koek ïliver. It apoears that that part of the country has been so infested with blacklegs, horsethieves and land piratea that the inhabitants, in self-defence, have been obhged to organize themselves into volunteer and anti-borse thieves socielies. Tvo ringleaders of this class, named Driskell, on Sunday night rode up to the house of a Mr. Campbell, who had been active in establishing one of the these societies, and shot hiui dead while standing in the door. On Tuesday,the coraponies enught two Driskells, father a d soi .,' ij triei tlu-m by Lynch }wr, and i condemned them to be shot, on the ground that they were the cause, if not the perpetrators, of the raurder. An hour's respite was given to the oíd man, when he was shot through with 50 baile. His son was then served in the same manner. A reward of 500 has been offered for the head of another Driskel!, a'son of the old man. The writer adds, "this summary mode of proceedure s absolutely necessary, and receives the commendalion of every individual at all acquaiated wit a the facts."