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June 16, 1851
The City. — For the last week our town has been unusually exempt from disturbances of every kind, and the utmost tranquility prevails by day and night. The vigilance of our police, and the effective punishment administered in cases where culprits are condemned, deters many among us from the commission of crime, since they are absolutely certain of, receiving that punishment which their rascality justly deserves.


Notice! The cheap postage bill takes effect from and after the 30th.

The population of Illinois, by the census of 1850. amounts to 850,000.

Recorder's Court.
Before Judge McGrew

Saturday, June 4. Two men named Jas. Van Dyke and Chas. Pierce, were brought up before his Honor for disorderly conduct. Van Dyke was fined $40, and Pierce $20.

John Trickler, Hay ward and Dennison, were brought up on a charge of petit larceny but after an examination were discharged. John Runy was fined $5 for riding faster through the streets than the law allowed.


Edit: What cost $20 in 1850 would cost $551.96 in 2013.
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Thou mayest ride thine horse faster using this singular weird trick.
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He's looking real sharp in his 1940's fedora. He's got nerves of steel, an iron will, and several other metal-themed attributes. His fur is water tight and he's always up for a fight.
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I respected John Runy a bit more before this article, and Van Dyke and Pierce are no longer good household names.
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maxo-texas wrote:
John Runy was fined $5 for riding faster through the streets than the law allowed.



Someday the mountains might get'em, but the law never will.
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Koldfoot wrote:
Horses had speed limits?


Because riders complained about how their horses reacted when they installed governors.
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
Horses had speed limits?
Still do, the laws of physics remain constant through time.
 
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He's looking real sharp in his 1940's fedora. He's got nerves of steel, an iron will, and several other metal-themed attributes. His fur is water tight and he's always up for a fight.
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oddtime wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Horses had speed limits?
Still do, the laws of physics remain constant through time.


What's the limit for a horse in a vacuum?
 
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Jythier wrote:
oddtime wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Horses had speed limits?
Still do, the laws of physics remain constant through time.


What's the limit for a horse in a vacuum?


Spherical horse, yah?
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Jythier wrote:
oddtime wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Horses had speed limits?
Still do, the laws of physics remain constant through time.


What's the limit for a horse in a vacuum?
African or European?
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He's looking real sharp in his 1940's fedora. He's got nerves of steel, an iron will, and several other metal-themed attributes. His fur is water tight and he's always up for a fight.
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oddtime wrote:
Jythier wrote:
oddtime wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Horses had speed limits?
Still do, the laws of physics remain constant through time.


What's the limit for a horse in a vacuum?
African or European?


African horses are non-migratory.
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Rascality.

Now there's a word that need to be used more often.
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There was I thinking this was James with up to the minute news (from his neck of the time stream).
 
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