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[237] liquor. Fully one-third of all the slaughtering done in the United States is done in Illinois; fully one-fifth of all the distilling done in the United States is done in Illinois.

Science might find in these occupations of the people a moral basis for Ku-Klux; that wild form of justice which in some Red sections of the country takes the names of Light Horse and Mourning Bands, and in most White sections the names of Lynch Law and Vigilance Committees.

In Europe, Illinois is chiefly known by the tragic story of the Mormon settlement in Nauvoo, from which locality the Saints were driven by fire and sword. A full account of life in the prairie lands, on which the Red and White men are still in contact, would supply a hundred tragedies no less singular in detail than the murder of Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail.

“ A law abiding people!” says to me a magistrate of much experience on the bench in Illinois; “a jest, Sir, and a sorry sort of jest! ”

“Your codes,” I interpose, “seem marked by much good sense, as well as highly liberal sentiment.”

“Oh, the codes are well enough,” he answers with

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