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HAVEN, MICH.,' "WEZDIMESID ZDtECEnyLBZEIEV S2, 1858
I is rrBusnKi
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r verbal directions, will be published until or
'crcd out, on J charged fur. When a postpone
lent is ndded to nn advertisement, tlie wholo
ill bo charged, the same os for tho firft insertion.
Letters rotating to business, to receive attcn
Ion, mut be addressed to the Publishers.
Curtis W. Gray, Sheriff of Ottaw a
County, Grand ilavtn, Miou. ...
'ames P. Scott, Clerk and Register
ot Ottawa County, and rvotary Public, Otuc
at tbe Court House.
Timothy Fletcher, Treasurer of
iHtawft County, and Notary rubltc. Uaieo tit
the Court IIouoo.
Augustus W. Taylor, Jiulgo of
l'robnto, Ottawa County. Tort-UHicornum-M
Ottawa Center. Court dnys, First aud Third
Alnndsys of each Month,
i j, i, j-. v auacrvoori, .ju.siico oi uie
I ! Peace and Lnud Agent. Ofneeln his new build-
t T 1 Tr j m. t...j!.. .e it .
ln, opposito tho Post-OfTioc, Washington St.,
I J rami Haven, Alien,
James Sawyer, County Surveyor.
1'o.tt-Offico Address: Kostmanvilo, Ottawa
, Connty, Mich.
IVm. H. Parkg, Attorney and Coun
suior at Ijiiw, Ollico on a.hington fctrect.np-
i 4 vuo isi conpr. i nurcn
ood & Akeley, Counselors at
Offic(.2ii(l. donr nbivi wi Ovvirv
IlVratid Hi w. Mich.
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J. B. McNett, I'hy.-M' inn nnil Sur-on.
Ullico.Hccond dir at)ovo ews Orrici, ali-
' c...t i it-..-., m: .1.
.S. lMunroe, Physician mid Surgeon.
OrHce at his residonee, Washington street,
Grand Haven, Mich.
Henry Griffin, Druggist, Cotnmis-
Fion Merehnnt ana orncrni, Ajcut. Corner oi
Washington and 1st Street
Wm. M. Ferry Jr.. Wanufncturer
of Stationary and Mnrtnc, hili or low press
ure Engines, Mill Uesring, Iron and Irass
Castings, Ottawa Iron Works, Tcrrysburg,
Ottawa Co., Mich. To't-OlTice uddress, lrand
William Wallace, Grocer nn.l Pro-
Mi vision Merchant. One door below tho Post
Office, Washington Street.
Cutler,Varts & Stedgman, Deal
ers in (Icneral Merchandise, Turk, Flour, Salt,
Grain, Lumber, Shingles and Lath. Water St.,
Grand Haven, Mich.
Rhodes & Co., "Wholesale anJ Retail
Grocers, Provisions anH Food Dealers, First
Strcot, Grand Ilnven.
Jas. Patterson, Dealer in Newsja-
licrs, Periodicals, School Eoiiks, Stutioncry,
Ynnkco Notions, Tobacco, Ciiiri, Can lins,
Nuts, Ac. t Also, n.choicc assornnent of Holi
day Presents. First door below Griffin's Drug
fetorc, Washington Street.
J. T. Davis, Merchant Taylor, Dealer
in Gents Furnishing Goods, llroadclotbs, Cas,
simorof, Vestings, do. Shop, Washington bt,
next door to tho Drug Store.
J. & F. W. Fcchhelmer, Merchant
Tailors. Dealers in lirndy-Mnde Clothlnjrnna
Genta rurniLing Goodt, JJroadclntiis, i.nsM
meres, Vesting.1 it . At tho Post-Oflieo, Wash
ington Street, Grand Haven.
Porters &. Mathison, Manufaelur
ars of nnd Dealers in Clothing Goods. No. 16,
Canal Street, GrnnT ltnpids. Mich.
Ferrv & Co.. Manufacturers of Lorn
hor, Lnth, Timber, Pickets, te nnd Dealers
in all kinds of Merchandise, Provisions, Shin-
lo Jtolts and Slunglea. F'crrysvillo, Whito
Fnrrv &. Son. Manufacturers anJ
Wholcsaloand llctail Dealers in Luinber.Shin
tlos. Lath. Picket. Timber Ao, Uiisinoss Of
fices, Water Street, Grand Hnvcn, Mich., nnd
2., A'ihttib Street, Chicngo, III.
Boot l Shoe Manufacturing flnd Jlc-
pcirhig Phop,- (up stairs,) over WallaCo'i
More. Trashing ton Street, Grand Haven.
F.. Kiifv.r, Foroman. H. C. F.
Win. Bentloy's Billiard Salcon, (up
sUU'S,) second door F.ast of tho Ottawa IIouso,
Water Ftrrtt, Grand Haven, Mirh.
E- W. Lewis, Proprietor of tho CoU
t.igo Sulxm, is now rreparod to servo up, 6n
.hort uotico, Warm Meals. Oyster Stewj, Figs
Fort, Sardines, Ac, Ac, Salmon, near Singer's
Hill, Mill roinr, .ncn.
, . Echoes.
Hark! through. Naturo'i vast cathedral,
Blended echoos ever rise ;
Swelling in a mighty anthem
To its orcr-arehing kioa
Every bird that sings In summer, f
'I'very honey-Iadcned Leo, 1
EreVy squirrel In tho forest,
Lvry cricket on the tree;
Every mu.-ic-droppiDg fountain,
Every softly murmuring rill,
Every dark and foaming torrent,
Every water guided mill ;
Every rain-drop on the house-top,
Every beetlo'i noisy drone,
Every footfall on tho pavement,
Wakes an echo of its own.
Sobs of woo and songs of gladness,
Each rcsponsivo find j
Words of lovo and words of anger,
Leave their echoes fur behind.
Every great nnd noblo action
Is rc-cchcd o'er and o'er ;
. Life iUclt is but an echo
Of the lives that were before.
" THE WONDER DOLLAR."
It was fair-day in Duchwald, nnd little
Friotlcl's mother tied on his host necker
chief, gave- him a great piece of cake,
stuck a drcicr into his pocket (a coin ; vnl
uo, one" cent,) nnd gave him leave to go
into tho town to hear tho music and enjoy
On his way ho met his neighbor's son.
linns, who a&t by tho roadside with n
long purse full of silver and copper pieces.
" toee, I rKxlcJ, ho called out, all this
money is inmo; 1 shall save all I can, and
at last buy mo a farm to live on when I
am a man."
So Fricdel pulled Out his drcicr, sayinj,
" I am not so rich as you and shall not
buy n farm, but only tho gingerbread
man, and if vou will come along you shall
have half." "
1 Tans, who was by no means loth to
enjoy himself if it could Ikj dono without
trenching upon his own savings, roso to
Co. just then icarno aloncj an oM maw
wiiti nn iianu-cnr, w niircii n great uo
was hitched." Tho old man halted to rest
himself, nnd the dog lay down in tho dust
of the road nnd began a faint wluno.
" Tho poor animal is tired and hungry.
Hans adroitly concealed his purso.
Friedel, on tho contrary, offered the poor
dog his cake, which tho latter ato with
a hasto which attested tho comlition of
his appetite. Tho boy looked on with
great satisfaction. I lis companion had al
ready gono away.
" xounrokind to my dog, said the
old man; "perhaps you will bo merciful
to mo. 1 am tired and thirsty, nnd ft
cup of beer would do mo good, but I
have not ft penny.
44 1 hat s soon helped, said rriedel,
good-naturedly. 44 Here is a dreier; that
will get you some beer.
A friendly smilo enlivened tho old
man s laco. .booking niter iian3 lw
44 Why does your playmate leave you
so quickly I Ana what was it ho luu
from me I" .....
44 O," was tho answer, 44 you must bear
with Hans! Ho has not half ho needs
and can not give to others. Ho is going
to bo a rich farmer, and has to eavo every
tiling for that.
44 And you!"
4 O, I was going to buy a gingerbread
man ; but I shall enjoy it quito as much
if you drink your licer !n
44 1 ou arc a gxd boy come and show
me the. way into tho village."
Hut as they roso to slart tho dog tore
the ropes, and with a few bounds was
away into tho forest.
44 Let Iutn go," cried I ncdel to tho old
man, who was starting off in chasf.
44 He'll come back presently, and mean
tirao I will tako his place.
And so they dragged tho car into the
Now Hans had gono before, and when
ihey ktopped at tho inn-door ho was just
laving out a'silver ricco unon n lmcre orin-
gerbreft! man, which, w ith his back to tho
gchcroiW-Fricdol, ho began to cat. But
when ho tried to bito into' tho cako ho
fouud it always away from his teeth, and
to his rago and mortification, though ho
could get no taste into his mouth, at cv
c?7 bito a pice of cake disappeared, till
presently, to t'ue amusement of fl crowd
of hxjkers-on, Ha entiro gingerbread man
was'gLr.?, withoH Hans having tasled or
swallowed ft motvd of it. The greedy
and disappointed lv now turnod to the
woman who had sold him tho cako nnd
de.nanded another; but, amid tho laugh
ter of his companions, she cave liim in
dead ft brisk box on tho car, and sent him
about his business. '
Friedel was about to fallow nnd com
fort him, when tho old man begged him
to stay and guido him on the road to the
next village, Now, when they had gono
a little way on tho road, tho dog camo
Kick, and being hitched to his old place
his owuer declared that ho could well
enough tret alonor alono.
44 Thanks, my littlo boy," said he, 44 and
hero is n prcket-pieco," giving him a large
coin; 44 if you uso this rightly you will bo
rich and happy.
. Whereupon they parted, and Friedel
weut on his way home thinking on his
Presently ho saw I Inns yot sitting by
tho wayside weeping f jr tho loss of his
44 Do not grieve so about lh? stupid
gingerbread and tho box on the cars."
44 It was all your fault. That old beg
gar was tho one who played me that trie!;.
You are always running after beggars'
44 Don't believe it. Tho old fellow was
good enough. Seo what a pretty play
thing ho gave rnc."
Now, Hans no sooner set eyes upon
tho coin than ho determined to have it,
and said :
44 You ought to give mo that to mako
up for tho gingerbread ; but I will give
you somo money for it."
44 Keep your money. 1 11 give you this
if you want it, if you will only stop cry
So Hans rocketed the strange coin, and
tho two boys played peaceably together
till it was timo to go homo.
But from that timo it began to be
whispered in tho villatro that tho father
of Iians must have found treasure; for
ho bought lands and cattle, and was
shortly so rich that ho became magistrate
of tho village. But as his riches so nlso
his piido and greed increased. Shortly
linns was no moro allowed to play with
Friedel, tho son of tho poor laborer.
And so tho rents flew on.
Hans was uny magistrate, hb father
an honest man, and lived in the little old
house, where he faithfully took enro of Ins
mother. Hans hod tho largest estate,
the finest house, nnd tho fattest catllo in
all tho country. But he had grown up a
miser, full ot forcbodingrt)f evil to his
possessions. An overcast sky threatened
rum to his crops; a lato frost might kill
his seed-corn; thieves might break in at
night; and these ami many moro fears
made his nights sleepless ami his days un
easy, his temper tyrannical, his servants
remiss, and finally, after somo years of
unjoyful possession, threw him into a fo
ver, of which tho village leech declared
ho could not bo cured. Hereupon tho
lying man caused Friedel to bo called to
his bedside and said to him, taking him
by tho hand :
44 Sec, my friend, 1 hnvo chented you.
I am to die, i nd must do you justice
That which onco you thought a plaything
was in fact a dollar. I took it to my
father, telling him I had found it. But
when I looked at it again I fouud another
lying besido it; and so, whenever I look
ed, behold another dollar I So my father
know it for a wonder-dollar, and forbade
mo to say anything about it, nnd thenco
came all our riches. But it has gono with
my possession as aforetime with my gin
gerbread man. I have owned without
enjoying, mfcch as I desired it. All, how
ever, belongs to you, and I declare it hero
beforo tho judge."
So saying tho poor man died, nnd
Friedel became tho possessor of all tho
wealth, which ho now saw had been in
tended for him by tho poor carman, who
was doubtless none else than Ilubezahl.
But ho regarded himself ns only tho
steward of his vast possessions, and np
pliod himself diligently to relieving the
poor and needy, permitting no suffering
persons to .turn away from his house.
And so tho curso was lifted from these
possessions, the fields boro mpro plent i
fully than ever, all his enterprises succeed
ed, nnd honest Friedel was beloved by
all who knew him.
So ho lived long in honesty ard mer
cy; and often when, after a day of good
deeds, ho sat ia tho twilight in tho gato
way of. his posscssioi s smoking his tran
quil evening pipe, it seemed to him as
though tho dimly-outlined form of tho old
enrmnn passed by in tho gloaming and
gave him a friendly nod.
XiT H. U. Ondcrdonk, formerly I'pi-
copal Bishop of tho Dioceso of Pcunsylva-
tna, died on Iho Otu inr3t.
A For the Grand Haven Nws.
Fitifixn Baiins: I have just learnod
that you havo made nil necessary arrr.ugo-
mcnts, and you now nro engaged in set
ling tho typo fur a paper in our village.
I mil heartily glad to hear it. Having
been a subscriber and reader of your for
mer paper, I can well jiulgo of tho char
actor of tho matter forming tho pages
of tho new sheet, hereafter to bo issued
under your supervision.
Although I could conscientiously quar
rcl with your political creed, yet the
Times' was ever welcome to mv fire
side. It always contained articles, both
cditoriul and selected, of a healthy tone,
calculated to iuiprovo the mind, and ce
ment, rather than sever, tho social feel
ings of our littlo community.
It is n:i easy matter fcr n villngo prpcr
to do great injustice, within its scope,
to individuals, ns well ns a community,
both by intention and misstatement of
facts, brought about, often times, by neg
lecting to examine sufficiently into tho
truth of rwitors, those undefined objects
of criticism and attack.
I do not w ish to bo understood that
wrong', diattitbancc, lawlessness-, or im
moralities should bo winked at or smoth
ered; but I do believe, iu having the lash
of publicity felt where justice n"d truth
lcmand, even if it should bo upon the
shoulders of tho sell-conceited journalist
I fully bcliovo it tho duty of a public
journal to chronicle, in a suitable manner,
that which is a detriment to tho prosper
ity of a community, or to call upon the
public, if need bo, to correct every spo-
cies of evil, whenever and whereve
cr it may show its front.
But I do not belicvo in a public jour-
tistical garment, in tho dose I of his
own sanctum, denouncing the public for
non-interference in matters that need the
hand of justice, when he, perhaps, is' the
only ono w ho has knowledge of tho infrac
tion of tl o rules of order or decorum.
Let him tako tho weapons that must be
used by other citizens, and by a littlo la
bor and expense provb preaching by prac
tice. Tho public journalist is not en
throned above other citizens in a demo
cratic community to 14 say to this man go,
and ho gooth ; and to another come, and
ho comelh." Let example bo recorded,
put in motion by tho impulso of tho mind
distressed for tho welfare of a community,
and if it bo anything beyond tho narrow
compass of a biased mind, or misinform
ed judgment, tho public will sustain the
medium of action from qplumny or out
rage. If, perchance, tho journalist, in
pursuit of 4 items," is a witness to scenes
of immorality or obscenity, ho can not bo
justified in making public such discoveries,
as chargeable to a community, without
first ascertaining how far tho knowledge
of such facts extend.
If ho exposes wrong, lot him, without
a charge of neglect of duty, on tho part
of others, proseouto tho perpetrators of
such deeds which carry to his nostrils
such ft sickening odor. It does not
appear just, nor is it right for him, with
tho power of tho press, if, iu his daily
walks, visitations on business, by Accident,
or otherwise, discovers dens of immorali
ty and infamy, to chargo upon a commu
nity, who aro lovers of morality, as well
a himself, tho tin of their existence
among them, when .they are innocent,
and that, too, by profound ignoraneo of
such places of resort. It is not right to
charge upon those who hnvo grown gray
in their lalora for a well regulated com
munity, to be accused of winking at tho
wickedness, brought in perhaps with the
demands of progression in improvements,
which cause alone, perhaps, induced tbe
journalist himself to raise his standard.
It should be remembered .that as man
grows old ho seeks, or rather loves retire
ment. Ho prefers seclusion, in a great
measure, from public affairs, and retires
from public acts. He looks to tho young
men for action. He foels tho truth of
tho old adage, 44 Old men for counsel, and
young men for war." Days nnd weeks
of unlawful and unrighteous nets may bo
publicly talked of, in almost every circle,
and tho dismal rehearsal not reach his
ears. Therefore, if ho has, by past faith
fulness to tho public interests, and a life
devoted to their advancement in civiliza
tion and improvement, attained a name
at homo among his fellow citizens, nnd
abroad among his friends and former nc
quaiutances, that is of good repute, tho
journalist of to-day should bo cautious,
through ignorance, misconstruction, or
misapplication, how ho send?, bto.id-cnst,
over tho length and breadth of tho land,
as if in clarion tones, denunciations that
may harrow tho feelings at home, and
blacken in mental vision fair names
Mr. Editor, I do not write this in the
capacity of your adviser. By no induce
ment could I bo placed in that capacity,
for such is not required of any ono in
your behalf. I have only given vent to
feelings long cherished, and, if you consid
er these few ideas, from your correspond
ent, worthy a placo in your first Lumber
they aro herewith presented for publica
A LooKEn-oN in Denmark.
Mill Point, Dec. 13, 1858.
A Cautiok to Yocxa Mkn A
Young medical student from Michigan, 1
who had been attending lectures in New
York, for somo time, and considered him-;
a blooming young lady w ho was boarding
in tho snmo house with him. After a
prolonged siego tho lady surrendered
They were married on Wodwday moVn-
ing. ' Iho samo afternoon tho 44 young
wifo" sent for and exhibited to tho aston
ished student a "beautiful littlo daugh
ter," threo and a half years of ago.
44 Good heavens 1 then you were ft wid
ow! cxclaimea tuo sun lent. .
44 Yes, my dear, and this is Amelia,
my youngest ; to-morrow, James, Augus
tus and iteuben,will arrive from thocouu
try, nnd then I shall havo my children
togethor onco moro."
Tho unhappy student replied not a
word; his feelings woro too deep for ut
terance. Tho next day tho "darlings"
arrived. Iloubon was six years old. James
nino, and Agustus a saucy boy of twelve
They wero delighted to hear they had a
44 new papa," because they could now live
at home, nnd have all the playthings un
wanted I Tho 44 new papa, as soon a',
ho could speak, remarked that Augustus
and James did not much resemble Ileu
ben and Amelia.
44 Well, no," ' said tho happy mother,
44 my firbt husband was quite a different
stylo of man from mv second -complexion,
temperament, cofprff hair nnd eyes,
This wns toofituh. lln had rot only
married ft widtv, but was her third hus
band, nnd tho Astounded f top-father of
44 But her fortune," thought he, ,4 that
will mako amends' Ho poke of her
44 These arc my treasures," said she,
in tho Roman matron stvlo, pointing to
her children. -
Tho conceit was now quite taken out
of tho Michigander, who, finding that he
had made n complete gooso of himself,
at onco retired to a farm in his nativo
State, whero ho could hav o a chanco to
render his 44 boys" useful, and mnko them
sweat for the deceit practiced upon him
by their mother.
KiT An a lvocnto of total abstinonco
was onco urging a confirmed toper to
forego his ftivorito MouongahHa, nnd to
substituto water in its stead, declaring
tho claims water possessed over all other
fluidi as a bjverngo. 44 1 know, said
Tipsy, 44 water is a fine thing, but theu
it is so blamed th '".
5T To euro the tooth -acho let a
twenty pound weight fall upon your toes.
i) Schools aud Newspaper.
To schools and newspapers civilization'
owes its crown of intelligence. Thesonro
tho chcif bulwarks of free society; the
mightiest secular agencies of Christen
dom. Indebted to religion, perhaps, for
their better spirit. and morality,' it is not
exaggerating to say that religion is deep
ly indebted for its diffusion to them.
Both educators nnd disseminators, their
functions arc still measurably different
tho school laying the basis of knowledge,
and tho ncwspajior spreading' knowledge,'
with unparalleled speed nnduniversnlit ,
It is now four centuries and a year since
printing commenced its annals, w ith I ho
44 Codex," and somo thousands of years
since book-making began, yet it is safe to
say that newspapers, within tho half-neon
lit ry past, have dono moro for tho dil-.
fusion of essential know ledge, nnd to mnki
it the common property nnd blessing of
mankind, than all tiio nges of books. So,
too, though universities date back into tin
dimness of time, nnd academies nro a
tho "classic groves" of Hellas, modem '
common schools havo transcended them
all in universalizing intelligence. Schools
aud ncwspajKrs aro tho grandest of now
time institutions, nnd to show that thev
aro new-timo we need but quolo what
Governor Berkeley, of V irginia, wroto to ,
King Charles, m 1671 : 44 1 thank God
there nro no freo schools nor printing-
presses here, and I trust thero will not l-a
these hundred years, for learning breeds
up heresies and sects, and all tibomina-
lions. (Jod save us from both."
And it was an hundred years, and
more, beforo freo schools or newspapers
wero at all common in our country, whero
tho hindrance to thcin havo lcen least.
But what a revolution sinco Berkeley's
lay in politics, government, newspapers,
and schools. . Less than two centuries,
anil the New World is rid of kings and
inrlinmcnts, and while every hamlet has
its freo school or school open to all
there aro near five thousand new .-u -:
published - m lb .'and. It is enou'i l
and Faust t"ro they penetrable. Ixt,'
us bu 'thankful that wo . live iu an ago
wheiV'iVco schools and newspapers are all
around ns, ns beacons and shields. Let.
ns sustain tho school-master and encour
age tho printor multiply tho schools'and
tho newspapers, and freedom ami knowl
edge nnd virtue will flourish in tho
The Lowka Class. Whoaro they ?
Tho 'toiling millions, tho laboring men -and
women, tho farmer, tho mcchanie,tho
artisan, tho inventor, tho producer? ' Far"
from it. Thcso aro Nature's nobility
God's favorites tho salt of tho earth.r
No matter whether they nro high or low
iu station, rich or poor in pelf, conspicu-'
ous or humble in position, they aro tho
14 upper circle" in tho order of ntiluro
whatever the factious distinctions of so
ciety, fashionable or unfashionable de
cree, It is not low, it is tho highest duty,
privilege, pleasure, for tho great man and
tho wnolo 30iiled woman to cam what
they possess, to "work their way through
life, to bo tho architects of their own for
tune. Some may rank tho classes wo
have Alluded to as only relatively low.and.
in fact, tho middling class!'. Wo insist
they arc absolutely tho very highest. If
there is A class of human beings on earth
who njay bo properly denominated low,
it is composed of thoso who consumo
without producing, who dissipato the
earnings of their fathers or relatives w ith
out being or doing am thing in aid of
New Uovtr to Lake St rtKiou.
Tho Green Bay Advocate says that the
citizens of Milwaukee arc awaking to tho
importanco of a new and quick roulo t
Lake Sutcrior. The new route propped
is by railroad from Milwaukee to Menn
sha, thence to Green Bay by Ut,- f.f-nr
Green liny to tho head of littlo Bay do
Noquot by steamer, thenco to Grand
Islnr.d and Carp Biver by Klngo, the.
roads from the two latter places uniting
iu one 27 mil. north of Lit lie Bay do
Noquet, making iho distance from tli:t
placo to Grand Island 42 milca and t-
Carp Kiver 52 miles. By this route pas
sengen can comfortably go through from
Milwaukee to Lake Superior in 30 hours.
Confident expectations are entertained
that this route will bo opened iu the
spring. ' '
JOT He who pays more nlUT.ficn 1
his hat than hi.i head, shows which i.i
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