Supreme Court Decision on Whether or Not to Build New Courthouse
Illinois srrms court. - Hocsi VsnxoH, IU, Nov. H. Special Telegram. Tho Supreme Court .filed the following opinions to-day: Campuelt- et at vs. Qoddard; revised and remanded. The People for tue Beard A Co. ts. the Illinois and St. Louis BaU- road and Coal Co. ; affirmed. Lawrence County vs. 8chmalhausen; reversed and remanded. A brief history of this case is as follows: On Nov. 2. 1886, an election was held in Law rence County to decide whether or not bonds to tho amount of 50,000 should be issued, to build a nsw court-houso. : A canvass of the votes showed 1.5S2 votes against and 1,375 for issuing the bonds bad beou cast It was discovered that in the town of Petty tho judgoa and clerks of ths election bad not certified to 'the poll books and tally sheets, and by throwing out the vote of this town there would be a ma-loritvof 103 in favor of issninK tho bonds. The Circuit Court, npon a petition showing the above state of affairs, ordered the rote of Petty Township to be thrown out Tbe Snprenie Court reverse the decision, and aaya if the nennle of Iwrence Connrv bT a tnainriHr nf &07 votes decide not to go in debt it is an out rage to sad ale a tteot of gkHf-.uoo on them, and h can not oe uone ai uus hub.