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JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. VOL. I APRIL, 1908. NO. 1 JOURNAL OF THE ILLINOIS State Historical Society PUBLISHED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPRINGFIELD, ILL. SPRINGFIELD: Phillips Bros., Statb Pbintbbb. 1 908 CONTENTS. Editorial 5-6 List of Officers and Committees of the Illinois State Historical Society, January 1908 to May 1909 i 7-9 Suggestions to the Local Committees on the celebration of the Lincoln- Douglas Debates of 1858 10-12 George N. Black, in memoriam v. 13-14 Annual report of the Secretary of the Illinois State Historical Society, January 1907 to January 1908 15-19 Officers and Committees of the Illinois State Historical Society January, 1908 to May, 1909. OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY: President. Gen. Alfred Orendorff Springfield First Vice-President. Hon. Clark E. Carr Galesburg Second Vice-President. Hon. Smith D. Atkins Freeport Third Vice-President. Hon. L. Y. Sherman Macomb Board of Directors. Edmund Janes James, President of the University of Illinois Urbana M. H. Chamberlin, President of McKendree College Lebanon *Hon. George N. Black Springfield J. H. Burnham Bloomington Evarts B. Greene, University of Illinois Urbana Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber Springfield Hon. Wm. H. Collins Quincy Hon. J. O. Cunningham ; Urbana Hon. Andrew Russell Jacksonville George W. Smith, Southern Illinois Normal University Carbondale W. T. Norton Alton Hon. Wm. A. Meese. Moline Hon. Jesse A. Baldwin Chicago Mr. J. W. Clinton Polo Rev. C. J. Eschmann Prairie du Rocher Secretary and Treasurer. Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber Springfield Honorary Vice Presidents. The Presidents of local Historical Societies. ♦Died April 22, 1908. 8 Publication Committee. Evarts B. Greene, University of Illinois, Urbana, Chairman. Jessie Palmer Weber, Springfield. M. H. Chamberlain, Lebanon. J. McCan Davis, Springfield. Geo. W. Smith, Carbondale. Geo. A. Dupuy, Chicago. Stephen L. Spear, Springfield. C. W. Alvord, Urbana. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Pbogbam Committee. Jessie Palmer Weber, Springfield, Chairman. J. H. Burnham, Bloomington. Mrs. Catherine Goss Wheeler, Spring- J. A. James, Evanston. field. E. S. Willcox, Peoria. Paul Selby, Chicago. Wm. A. Meese, Moline. Charles P. Kane, Springfield. Dr. Otto Schmict, Chicago. F. J. Heinl, Jacksonville. Charles H. Rammelkamp, Jackson- Logan Hay, Springfield, ville. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Finance and Auditing Committee. ♦George N. Black, Springfield, Chairman. E. J. James, Urbana. Jessie Palmer Weber. M. H. Chamberlin, Lebanon. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Committee on Legislation. M. H. Chamberlin, Lebanon, Chairman. E. J. James, Urbana. Henry McCormick, Normal. E. A. Snively, Springfield. Andrew Russell, JacKSonville. O. F. Berry, Carthage. Charles E. Hull, Salem. Samuel Alschuler, Aurora. R. S. Tuthill, Chicago. R. V. Carpenter, Belvidere. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Committee on Local Historical Societies. J. H. Burnham, Bloomington, Chairman. J. Seymour Currey, Evanston. Mrs. Mary Turner Carriel, Jackson- George W. Smith, Carbondale. ville. Elliot Callender, Peoria. L. J. Fre'ese, Eureka. J. O. Cunningham, Urbana. Gen. John I. Rinaker, Carlinville. Mrs. Charles A. Webster, Galesburg. J. W. Clinton, Polo. Horace Hull, Ottawa. Alfred Orendorff, ex officio. Committee on Membership. Judge J. Otis Humphrey, Springfield, Chairman. W. H. Stennett, Oak Park. Mrs. C. C. Brown, Springfield Charles L. Capen, Bloomington. J. Nick Perrin, Belleville. Daniel Berry, M. D., Carmi. Wm. Jayne, M. D., Springfield. John M. Rapp, Fairfield. Geo. E. Dawson, Chicago. Mrs. E. M. Bacon, Decatur. A. W. Crawford, Girard. A. W. French, Springfield. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. ♦Deceased. Committee on the Commemoration of the Semi-Centennial of the Lin- coln-Douglas Debates of 1858. Hon. Clark E. Carr, Galesburg, Chairman. E. C. Swift, Ottawa. Smith D. Atkins, Freeport. M. C. Crawford, Jonesboro. Sumner S. Anderson, Charleston. Philip S. Post, Galesburg. Wm. H. Collins, Quincy. E. M. Bowman, Alton. A. E. Stevenson, Bloomington. H. W. Clendenin, Springfield. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Committee on the Marking of Historic Sites in Illinois. Mrs. M. T. Scott, Bloomington, Chairman. « Harry Ainsworth, Moline. J. H. Collins, Springfield. Francis G. Blair, Springfield. Charles B. Campbell, Kankakee. Reed Green, Cairo. Miss Lottie E. Jones, Danville. John E. Miller, East St. Louis. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. J. S. Little, Rushville. Committee on Genealogy and Genealogical Publications. Miss Georgia L. Osborne, Springfield, Chairman. Mrs. E. S. Walker, Springfield. Mrs. John C. Ames, Streator. Mrs. Thomas Worthington, Jackson-Miss May Latham, Lincoln, ville. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Committee to Determine the Correct Pronunciation of the Word "Illinois." Jessie Palmer Weber, Springfield, Chairman. Jesse A. Baldwin, Chicago. E. J. James, Urbana-Champaign. Francis G. Blair, Springfield. Mrs. Margaret M. Bangs, Chicago. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Special Committee to Confer With the Illinois State Library Associa- tion on Relations Between the Illinois State Historical Society and Libraries Throughout the State. Miss Maude Thayer, Springfield, Chairman. E. M. Prince, Bloomington. Jessie Palmer Weber, Springfield. T. J. Pitner, M. D., Jacksonville. Mrs. Eliza I. H. Tomlin, Jacksonville. Dr. Grace Dewey, Jacksonville. Alfred Orendorff, ex-officio. Special Committee to Formulate a Plan for a Periodical Publication for the Historical Society. Alfred Orendorff, Springfield, Chairman. Bessie Palmer Weber, Springfield. Andrew Russell, Jacksonville. J. H. Burnham, Bloomington.