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THE NORTHERN TRIBUNE; CHEBOYGAN, MICH.,-JULY 2, 1885.
A Card 1'rom It. preventative Hampton
Harbor Springs, June 27.
Editor Northern TbibunU.
My atUutioo has just been called to
an article recently published in your
paper reflecting upon my coarse in the
. Sumner cooutv matter.
I make it a point to pay no attention
to newspaper criticism w hen it applies
to myself alone, and I therefore will not
waste ink in referring to your misrepre
soutations as to my course in the reiiis
iriciing, iariaer man 10 say mat a
staunch Republican, one of Cheboygan's
honored citizen, sat at my table and at
my request assisted me in arranging
the lteprtueBtatiYe and Senatorial dis
tricts to aa to best advance the interests
of the people of Northern Michigan. The
arrangement I worked for was heartily
approved by him and every other .honest
Kepublic.an who examined it, So much
for tiiat matter.
Your stat ruents aa to my action in the
bill proposing a division of the countv
are utterly false ia every particular, I
will do you the credit of believing that
you do not willfully misrepresent me,
but X wish to add tmit if anyone gave
. you such information he is a willful and
Whoever says I made any pledges in
regard to any Cheboygan county matter
vvnosoever says 1 ever violated as . a
; legislator any Dledge whatsoever I made
as a candidate Ilea I
Whoever says 1 did all I eould to take
from Cheboygan and Fresque Isle coun
ties some of their most valuble territory
m order to ereate a new county lies.
Whoever says I did anything to assist
or influence such division lies!
una may not be elegant, but it is ex
plicit. In the county matter, as in ybnr
charter bill, I did precisely what I said
from the start I should do. I simply
saw that both sides had a fair show. I
arranged the hearings on both bills, be
fore committees to suit the convenience
. of the Cheboygan people. I kept beth
6idB posted by telegraph at my own ex
pense. I. told both parties from the
start that I should fayor reDorting the
bill without recommendation and if so
reported would see that both had an on
portunity to fight it out on the floor, bat
would not vote for it mvself.
In my letter of Mareh 2Cth, to Mr.
Humphrey referring to the notice I had
already giyen him that the bill had been
reported without recommendation and
made the special order for March 31st. I
wrote: "You are aware of the necessity
. or looking alter your interests, and as 1
shall insist on maintaining a strictly
neutral position 1 will not undertake to
oner any suggestions. I have now put
the muter where both sides caa have
an equal show, and in doing eo have
striven to be fair and impartial to all."
The meads of the bill attempted to
take advantage of the absence of their
opponeuts and pass the bill before the
day set down for its consideration. I
did not consider this square dealiag and
opposed me motion to take it up, suc
ceeding after speaking twice against
immediate consideration, in having it
again postponed.' I lmmtdiately tele
graphed Humphrey and Perkins what
action had bee a taken aa added that
my opinion was that the bill would pass
me nonse unless the oppositloa looked
after it. In a letter of March 27th, Mr.
Humphrey acknowledged the receipt of
my telegrams and said: "We will try
ana attend the matter wnea it comes to
further hearing." This was not done.
The friends of the bill urged their eourse
ably, fairly and courteously, and win
ning the respect, confidence and sympa
thy of the members they carried their
bill through the House. By refusing to
vote for the bill 1 virtually voted against
it, a refusal to vote having the same ef
fect as a egative vote. The fact that
my most intimate and friends aud polit
ical associates voted for and some
against shows that I took no part in the
contest. I challenge any man to find a
single member whom I influenced or at
tempted klo influence. To all inquiries
as to my wishes I invariably replied that
I would express no opinion aud did not
care which way rnj friends voted.
That sir was my course in the new
county matter. 'It was the right Coarse
to take and I should not regret it even
if it resulted in burying me politically
beyond resurrection. What few honors
I have had, have been civea me because
I could be relied 011 10 be fair and honest,
and I would not deal unjustly by even a
sins 10 coQsuiuent who trusted ine lor
all the honers aud emoluments in the
gift of the people. I shall do what
feel to be right, and if people don't like
it it is their privilege to express their
disapproval in any way they see fit.
several hundred of my constituents
representing an overwhelming majority
of the people in the proposed new county
asiteu a cnanee to get a decision from
the Legislature. Over a hundred far
mers wrote me personal letters asking
me to assist the bill. While I felt that
I could not do that, in view of the fact
that many more of mv constituents on
posed it, and I was the representative of
coin, 1 assured them that they should
fiaYt a fair show and ther crot it.
I kaew that thev were neither wealthy
nor influential, bat what they owned
was just as good to them at though they
were millionaires, aad the very fact
mat they were weak and unable to hire
piofessional lobbyists made it so much
the more incumbent upon mo to see
mat thev had fair nlav. If aar mm in
Cheboygan voted for me believing that I
wouid consent to the interests of any
one of my constituents being overlooked
and aot even tonsidered because he was
poor and withoat influence that man
made a mistake in voting for me and ha
won't do it again.
Yours for right, regardless of might,
for justice rather than popularity.
Chas. S. Hampton.
Thm Arraug.m.ati Completed and Succchb
The preparations for the celebration
of the coming Fourth of July in Cheboy
gan are now abent completed and every
thing points toward a most successful
celebration aad a large turn out of peo
pie from neighboriig towns and villages
Our people are making extensive prepa
rations for the erowd and all will find
excellent accomodations at reasonable
The only changes te far decided upon
by the committee from the programme
as issued will be in the line of march of
the procession and the award of medals
in the double scull race instead of cash
prizes. The following will be the
LINE OF MARCH.
The proeessien will form at the Town
Hall at 9 o'clock andbe ready to move
over the following route at 9:30. Up Hu
ron street to Court, on Court to Main
down Main to Third, on Third, and
Fifth to D street, on east side of
river, to Fourth, down Fourth to C, up C
to Fifth, thence on Fifth and third to
Huron, np Huron to Town Hall und disband.
Business houses and residences, espec
ially those aloag .the route of the pro
cession, should be decorated as profusly
as possible, as there will be a great
many strangers here a that day and
our town should present a holiday ap
The games and SDorts will be yery in
teresting and will take placo on the Dia
mond Base Ball club grounds and will
commence at 1:30 sharp. The boat rac
ing, rope walking and tub raees will
take place on the river from the boat
landings. The log rolling will take
place at the foot of Division street pre
vious to the hose race which will occur
at 7 p. n. on Main street.
Let all interest themselves in carrying
out the programme of the Jay and Che
boygan's reputation will be established
for successful celebrations.
A girl to do plain
at Duncan store.
One brood mare with colt by her side
For particulars inquira at A. C. Hayden
All parties wishing any piledrivio
done can be accommodated by
Enquire nt C. L. Co., office.
A. C. Tornblora. the tailor, has rcraov
ed his tailor shop to the LeGault block
Third street, where he will bo pleased to
meet the public. A. C. tounbloji.
Blank bills, of lading, for lumber
shippers for sale at the Tribune job of
Menday June loth bet ween my foundry
and machine shop and Vorce & Em
bnry s saw mill I lost my pocket book
containing papers valuable to me. The
finder will receive a suitable reward by
leayiug the pocket book at my shop.
II. A. Blake,
Land Plaster by the ton, bbl or bag at
You will find blank inspection bills
and bills of lading in stock at the Trti
bune job office.
Lr.iul lor Sale.
Twenty-Jive acres of choice hardwood land
for sale ou reasonable terms. The land is
situated on the Chbiygan and CroB9 Village
state road, six miles rrom Cliewoyjjan,
2t .Cheboygau, Mich.
WORDS OF wisdg:j.
Furnished rooms to rent. Charges
reasonable. Apply at the residence ef
L. Backus, Division street.
Order your fourth of July printing, at
the Tribune steam printing office.
Rindskoff Brothers are in receiDt of
their stock of straw hats. The line is
full and complete, comprising the latest
styles for men, youths and boys, all for
sale at low figures.
No flies or musoaltos if vou use wired
doors and window screens made to fit
any opening, at Adam's plaining mill.
Ladies call and see the elegant line of
calling cards at the Tribune job office.
Dr's. Hill & Mason wish to inform the
farmers that they will take produce as
payment for Dental work, thev extract
teeth without pain. Office opposite Ben
net block, Main street, Cheboygan.
Four feet hard wood for sale at W. &
A. McArthur's dock at $2 75 per cord and
eighteen inch wood at $1 50 per cord.
For flour, fine meal: coarse meal. bras.
middlings and corn, call at W. S. Smith's
store, near John F. McDonald's store.
Order your job work at the Tribune
steam printing office. Unequalled facil
ities for the execution ot all kinds of
Inspection bills for lumber inspectors
always on hand at the Tribune job
My wife, Eliza (Jeary. bavin.? left my bed
nni ward without just cause, 1 hereby give
notice that 1 will not bo responsible for any
debts of her contracting.
8t Wm. Geary.
Mrs. Mary Sutton clahnincr to lie Mrs.
Hyde has been contracting debts in my name
representing to be my wife, I hereby give
notice that 1 will not be responsible for any
debt fit her contracting as sb has no clainu
upon me. Patrick llvoii.
The undersigned have about $2,000 in
Swamp Land Script for sale at favorable fig
ures. Parties desiring to purchase Script
would find it to their interests to address us at
tf Oifford Brothers.
v Store for Kent.
Fine store room, corner Third and Water
streets, for rent The location is a good cne
for any kind of business. For particulars en
quire or tue undersigned nt Jim grocery near
tne bridge. 1 I. is. deUOWIN,
iAL -:- AMOUNCEf
That will Please the People.
falsi He if tie Stasia !
TWO LOTS AND HOUSES
At a Bargain.
Peter H. McOann
Offers his two-story frame dwelling on the
East side of the River for sale; situate on
lots 13 and II, block 12, on D street.
This property ca:i be bought
AT HALF VALUE.
There is also a BARN on premises;
Also a good
ALMOST NEW, can ba had at a bargain.
For particulars apply en premises.
Cheboygan, May 23d, 1S85.
Remember the grand ball to-morrow
evening at the Opera House under the
ansplees of the Fire Department. Turn
oat and give the boys a good benefit. A
good time and a good object should
draw a crowd.
IT IS NOW OPEN !
Something New for Cheboygan.
G. W. BUNKER & CO.
Take pleasure in announcing that their
vJ FFl fiSk revs tsma
200 Fine All Wool Worsted Suits, in Black,
Blue and Brown, at $7.50. Fifteen dif
ferent styles to select from. Not a suit
among the lot worth less than $15.
200 Fine all wool Cassimere Suits; all the
latest styles at $6.75.
THESE GOODS WERE
BOUGHT AT FORCED SALE
and have been sold for double the money
early in the season.
500 Hand Braided Mackinaw Straw Hats,
all styles and colors, at 50 cents each,
worth from $1 to $1.50.
500 Men's Working Shirts at 25 cents each.
Best Knit Socks 3 pairs for 25 cents.
The Best 75c. Working Pants in the city.
Overalls at 25 cents a pair.
Undershirts and Drawers at 20 cents.
now open to the pnblic. It is the onlv exclusive CroeWv Stnro in
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noDoygan, ana we propose to carrj a lull stock at all times and '
quote bottom prices. We are showing elegant goods in
English and French China,
Wilkinson's Lustre Hand,
Old Hall English Decorated.
T. & R- Bootes' English Scnii-Porcchiin.
Johnson Bros. Porcelain White Granite,
French Gold Hand China,
and in fact everything usuallv found in a first-class crockery store.
2U1 tllO ZaatOSt XToVOltlQS in. Classwarn T
Tumblers for all purposes, Goblets, Etc. An endless variety of
BS5 JELLY TUMBLERS AND FRUIT JARS !
Come and see us beiore investing in these goods elsewhere.
A NICE LINE OF LAMP GOODS. ARTISTS' MATEIMAi.fi Trrn
tSTTae nubile are most cerdiallv invited to rail and f
Ws will ba pleased to show our foods to one aad all and give prices.
G. W. BUNKER & CO.,
Weed Building, first door South of Grand Central.
If you wish the choice of these
Great Betxga,i3as I
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS,
Main St., Opposite A. P. Newton's.
&&Store open until 10:30 P. M.