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Of the children of the county, 3,073 have attended school; 418 can not read; and 827 can not write among the adults. If "ignorance is bliss,” they have 1245 happy people in the

county.

William Skidmore, of Helt township, is the oldest person living who was born in Vermillion county.

GENERAL REMARKS.

In gathering the historical facts of a county, it is remarkable how little many know of their own home history; and it is no less strange to observe that many seem to care nothing about the facts of the past, or the life struggles of the old pioneers, or even of the sacrifices and toils of their own ancestors. Stolid and stupid as the silent quietude of the toad by the wayside, they sit in selfish contentedness, as if life itself was but an ignorant negation, and it is as hard to get a historical fact out of such folks as it is to drain the nectar of life from the body of a turnip, or the light of nature from the eyelids of the night owl. In this county, however, we have the pleasure of saying that we have had every facility offered and all information given politely and satisfactorily, and the result is, as will be seen, the historical, agricultural, statistical and personal items of the “Guide Book” of Vermillion County excel all the other counties which have had a Guide Book published.

To our good friends—Hon. John Collett, Isaac Porter, Esq., Hon. John Groenendyke, and others, we are largely indebted for

many of the facts of this brief, and yet doubtless very imperfect history of Vermillion county.

EXHIBIT

OF

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES

OF

VERMILLION COUNTY FOR THE FISCAL

YEAR ENDING MAY 30, 1874.

RECEIPTS.

$18, 140 03

5,551 45

1,544 06

7,743 29

On account of County revenue,

Road revenue,
Township revenue,
Special school,
Special tuition,
Dog,
Tax sale redemption,
Estrays,
Ind. & Ill. Central Railroad Co.,

9,008 33

733 32

268 03

U 25

213 79

$43,213 55

EXPENDITURES.

$3,354 46

On account of Road revenue,

Township revenue,

1,309 36

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288 34

On account of Special school revenue,

86,377 35 Special tuition,

8,608 73 County Officers' fees and salaries, 4, 397 48 Jurors,

1,036 03 Bailiffs,

502 oo Poor,

2,924 85 Criminals,

153 09 Public buildings,

409 92 Coroner's inquests,

23 35 Roads and highways,

390 30 Tax sales redemption, Assessing,

1,532 65 Bridges,

6,138 16 School Superintendent,

272 00 Returning fines,

19 20 Courts,

1,098 60 Printing, Books and stationery,

1,275 55 Taxes refunded,

245 87 Insane,

389 45 Deaf and dumb,

116 65 House of Refuge,

142 25 Interest,

202 80 Dog revenue,

801 02 Attorney's fees,

55 00 Fuel

98 87 Specific and miscellaneous allowances, 250 50

346 75

$42,870 58

THOS. CUSHMAN, Auditor.

To the Board of Commissioners of Vermillion Co., Indiana :

I herewith submit my annual report of the receipts and disbursements of the county revenue for the fiscal year ending June 1, 1874:

RECEIPTS.

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$1,975 62

905 70

286 30

On account of Poor,

Interest on county orders,
Insanity,
Inquests,
Returning fines,
Tax sales,
Officers,
Assessors,
Stationery,
Bridges,
Bailiffs,
Jurors,
Public buildings,
Roads,
Fines,
Fuel,

17 25

8 85 391 91 1,283 87 1,496 00

675 09 4, 206 16

334 56 750 63 230 78 184 90 10 301 66 80

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