THE MATTER SETTLED.
The friends of the Rock Island Arsenal will feel very much like having a general jollification when they read the following telegram, just received by Judge Wilkinson:
WASHINGTON, July 7, 1862.
Hon. I. O. WILKINSON:
Rock Island Arsenal Bill has just passed the house.
E. B. WASHBURNE.
An appeal from the board of trustees of the "Douglas Monument Association" to the public, may be seen in another column, to which we call the attention of our readers. — There is probably not one in ten of the friends of the late Senator Douglas in the state who does not desire and intend to have some memorial as a token of regard for the memory of that able and eloquent statesman and inflexible patriot. An opportunity is now offered to secure such memento at a price within reach of all, and at the same time to have the privilege and honor of contributing to the erection of a beautiful and enduring monument upon the ground designated by himself when living. One dollar will procure a handsomely engraved diploma of membership in the Monument Association, representing the ground on which Mr. Douglas is buried, its improvements, and the marble statue to be placed over his grave. For two dollars you get the diploma and a beautiful accurate steel-engraved portrait of him. Enclose your money, by mail, to L. W. Volk, Chicago, and the documents will be forwarded to you immediately. See advertisement.