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S. R. Sanford, Sheriff of Ottawa Co.,
Muskegon, Mich. v
James P. Scott, Clerk and Register
of Ottawa County, and Notary Public t Office
at the Court Houso.
George Parks, Treasurer of Ottawa
County, Grand Haven, Mich.
Augustus W. Taylor, Judgo of
Probate, Ottawa County. Foft-Oflice address
Ottawa Center. Court days, First and Third
Mondays of each Month,
J. D. Vandervoort, Justice of the.
Poace and Land Agent. Oflioti in his new build
ing, opposite the Post-Oflioe, Washington St.,
Grand Haven, Mich.
James Sawyer, County Surveyor.
Post-Offico Address: Eustmauvilo, Ottawa
Win. II. Parks, Attorney and Coun
selor at Law. Office on Washington Strect,op
poiite 1st Cong. Church.
AtWOOd & Akeley, Counselors at
Law, 0ffico,2nd.doorubove the News Office,
Washington Street, Grand Ilnven, Mich.
Grosvenor Reed", Attorney and
Counselor at Law, and Sulioitor in Chancery.
Ofllce, Washington street, first door East of
the Hardware istore.
J. B. McNett, Physician and Surgeon.
Office.seoond door above News Office, Wash
S. Munroe, Fhysician and Surgeon.
Ofllce at his residence, Washington street,
Grand Haven, Mich.
Henry Griffin, Druggist, Commis
sion Merchant and General Agent. Corner of
Washington and 1st Street.
Win, M. Ferry Jr.. Manufacturer
of Stationary and Mariuc, high or low press
ure Engines, Mill Gearing, Iron and Brass
Castings, Ottawa Iron Works, Fcrrysburg,
Ottawa Co., Mich. Post-Office address, Grand
John H. Newcomb, Dealer in Dry
Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Crockery.Hard
ware, Boots and Shoes, etc. Stato Street,
Mill Point, Mich.
William Wallace, Grocer and Pro
vision Merchant. One door below the Post
Office, Washington Street.
Cutler, Warts & Stedgman, Deal
ers in General Merchandise, Pork, Flour, Salt,
Grain, Lumber, Shingles and Lath. Water St.,
Grand Haven, Mich.
Rhodes & Co., Wholesale and Retail
Grocers, Provisions an- Feed Dealer?, First
Street, Grand Haven. ' :
Jas. Patterson. Dealer in Newspa
pers, Periodicals, School Books, Stationery;
also Detroit Dailies and Weeklies, Yankee
Notions, Tobacco, Cigars, Candies, Nuts, Ac.
First door below Griffin's Drug Store, Wash
J. T. Davis, Merchant Tailor, Dealer
in Gents Furnishing Goods, Broadcloths, Cns
si mores, Vesting, Ac. Shop, Washington St.
next door to the Drug Store.
J. & F. W. Fechheimer, Merchant
Tailors, Dealers in Ucady-Made Clothing and
Gents Furnishing Goods, Broadcloths, Cassi
meres, Vestings Ac. At the Tost-OUice, Wash
ington Street, Graud Haven.
Porters & Mathison, Manufactur
ers of and Dealers in Clothing Goods. No. 10,
(Janal Street, Grand ltapids, Mich.
Ferry & Co., Manufacturers of Lum
ber Lath, Timber, Pickets, Ac., and Dealon
in all kinds of Merchandise, Provisions, Shin,
gle Bolts and Shingles. Ferrysvillo, White
Ferry Son, Manufacturers and
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In LumW.fihin
gles, Lath, Pickets, Timber Ac. Business Of
fices, Water Streot, Grand Haven, Mich., and
230, Adams Street, Chicago, 111.
..Boot & Shoe Manufacturing and Ro
peiring Shop, (up stairs,) over Wallace's
Store. Washington Street, Grand Haven.
E. KisxeY, Foreman, B,. C. FOSHA.
Wm. Bentloy's Billiard Saloon, (up
sUlrs.) seeond door East of the Ottawa Hour,
Watr Ftrre, Orsnd Harf n, Mich.
From the Atlantio Monthly.
The skater lightly laughs and glides,
Unknowing that beneath the ice
Whereon he carves his fair device
A stiffened corpse in silence slides.
It glaroth upward at his play (
Its cold, blue, rigid fingers steal
Beneath the treadings of his heel ;
It floats along and floats away.
He has not seen Us horrors pass ;
His hearth is blytho; the village hears
His distant laughter; he careers
In festive waltz athwart the glass.
We are the ekators, we who skim
The surface of Life's solemn flood,
And drive with gladness in our blood,
A daring dance from brim to brim.
Our feet are swift, our faces burn,
Our hopes apire like soaring birds ;
The world takes courage from our wordj,
And sees the goldod time return.
But ever near u, silent, cold,
Floats those who bonnded from the Lank
With eager honrts, like us, and sank
Because their feet was overbold.
They sank through breathing holes of vice,
Through treacherous sheens of unbelief;
They know not their despair and grief;
Their hearts and minds are turned to ice.
I10r TO GET TO PIKE'S PEAK.
The distance from Detroit to Pike's
Peak is 1,300 miles, of which 750 are by
railroad, as follows:
Detroit to Chicago, miles, 284
Detroit to Quincy, on the Mississ
ippi River, 550
Detroit to St. Joseph, on the Mis
souri River, opposite Elwood
in Kansas, 25 miles north of
A correspondent of the Chicago Jour
nal furnishes the following information as
to the best route to the newly-discovered
gold fields :
" The gold field is at present confined
to the lands on the eastern slope of the
Rocky Mountains and m the m vicinity of
Cherry Creek and the South Platte.
Cherry Creek is directly north of Pike's
Peak about fifty miles distant, and in
long. 105; lat. 39. Gold dust has been
found further north, but in small quanti
ties. Fort Laramie is two miles north of
" From the north and cast Chicago is
tho host point for starting, for emigrants.
From Chicago to Hannibal by tho Chica
go, Burlington and Quiney Railroad, dis
tance 270 miles; from Hannibal, by tho
Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, to El
wood, Kansas, 200 miles. Chicago is
thus placed within 500 miles of Elwood,
and within 1,100 miles of Cherry Creek,
by this route.
" By this route, Kansas is now reached
in four days sooner than any other route.
Tho distance from Elwood to Cherry
Creek is 550 miles; tho road is one which
has been traveled for tho last ten years,
and is well known to all old Californians.
From Elwood (directly opposite St. Jo
seph, Missouri) tho road passes through
a well settled country to Maiysvillo, on
the Big Bluo. From Marysvillo, tho route
is along Platto River to Fort Kearney ;
thence following the Platte to its junction
with tho South Platte, and along tho
South Platto to its junction with Chorry
Creek. Wood, water and grass abound
along the route.
" The alove with tho exception of tho
last 120 miles) is the route taken by tho
Salt Lake mail, which arrives and departs
from Elwood weekly. Stations for en
campment and supplies are. frequently
over tho whole lino.
" Tho journey can bo mado from Chi
cago to Cherry Crock, via Elwood, Fort
Kearney and tho Platto Valley, in 16
days. Elwood is tho largest city in north
ern Kansas, and supplies of stock, provis
ions, camp tools, tenU blaukets, wagons,
and all things necccssary to An outfit can
bo obtained hero.
" Tho following is a table of distances
from Elwood to tho mines:
Wolf River 20
Richmond (on Isemaba) 01
Vermillion River 85
Big Bluo 105
Rock Creek 125
Big Sandy 155
Little Bluo 177
Up Littlo Bluo 215
Elm Crook 222
Fort Kearney 254
Plum Creek 291
Cottonwood Springs 339
Emigrant Crossing of Platte 414
Mouth of PoloCrcok 454
Mouth of Cherrv Creek 550
CURIOUS RAILROAD 1XCIDEXT.
A Pickpocket Robbed tho Cincinnati
Tunes relates tho following incident, said
to hare occurred on tho Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad a few days ago :
" Mr. John Lindawood, of Cadiz,IIenry
ounty, Indiana, was a passenger of the
tram, and, as through passengers aro very
apt to do, dropped into a snoozo soon
alter dark. Ho occupied a seat near the
rear. After snoozing awhile a jolt of the
cars awakened him, and, looking up, ho
saw, just above his shoulder, tho head of
tho passenger occupying the seat just be
hind him, and at the same time he ob
served that passenger slip his pocket
book from his breast-pocket, and instant-
Zariso and mako for tho door. Mr.
indawood endeavored to catch tho dis
honest hand, but failed; yet just as tho
thief reached tho door ho caught one of
the Bkirts of his coat. Tho thief pulled
hard, and so did Mr. Lindawood, and off
camo the skirt. Iho thief was just out
sido the door, when Mr. L. caught the
other skirt of tho coat, and off it came.
Tho cars were then tinder full headway.
Tho drowsy passengers in tho car just
began to understand the naturo of the
difficulty between tho two parties, when
tho thief parted with his entire coat-tail.
Several of thom ran to the assistance of
Mr. Lindawood, but too late. Tho thief
preferred to risk a broken nock to the
State prison, and leaped off tho cars while
they were under way. Whether he was
killed, hurt or escaped uninjured, wo did
not learn, but it is said ho must have
went down fifteen or twenty feet before
he readied bottom.
" Tho pocket book which ho stole from
Mr. Lindawood and kept contained $61.
Another ono containing $600 he failed
to reach. Mr. Lindawood proiKsed an
examination of the thief's coat-tails.
This was done, and, to the surprise and
gratification of tho passengers, two ele
gant gold watches were found in tho
pockets. It was unanimously voted that
to steal from a thief is no crime, and tho
conductor passed the watchos over to Mr.
Lindawood to repay him for his loss.
There is no danger of tho owner over call
ing for them. Tho time-pieces are valu
able ones, and Mr. Lindawood mado full
$100 by being robbed that time."
School Girls in Winter. Wo wish
to put in a special plea for tho girls. Make
their dresses short enough to swing clear
of tho sdow, mud, and give them good,
watcr-proot boots to wear to school. Yes,
wo insist upon it, they should have boots.
Womens' shoes of tho present fashion aro
no more fit to bo put upon country roads
in winter, than an Indian's birch-bark ca-
noo is fit to cross tho Atlantic Boots
will not look quite so trim about the ar
kle, or step so lightly on the floor, but
they will do what is of more consequence
preserve tho health to show off these
graces in after life, and to take a great
many elastic steps that otherwise might
bo fewer, and thoso loading directly down
to tho grave.
Another thing we are clad to see com
ing in fashion : tho ladies are learning to
skate, and for this, they'must have boots.
INow, girls, get each of you a pair of neat
winter boots, and a pair of skates to fit,
and tho first ico that forms in your neigh
borhood, largo enough, go out with your
brothers, or somebody olso's- brothers,
and learn to skato. Bo prudent about it.
and not overdo the exercise, and you will
find it a capital medicine next to horse
Tho only way to bring about a raco of
healthy women, is to attend tho physical
development of tho girls before they aro
diluted in tho false system of fashionable
accomplishment, that fits them for noth
ing but elegant imbeciles.
A Rare Printer. A Wisconsin pa
per contains tho following advertisement:
" Wants a situation, a practical printer,
who is competent to take chargo of any
department in a printing and publishing
house. Would acccept a professorship in
any of tho academies. Has uo objection
to loach ornamental painting and penman
ship, geomotry, trigonometry and many
other sciences. Is particularly suited to
act as pastor to a 6mall evangelical con
gregational church, or as a local preacher,
lie would have no objection to form a
small but select class of interesting young
ladies, to instruct in the higher branches.
To a dentist or chirapodist ho would bo
invaluable, as he can do almost anything.
Would board with a family if docidodly
pious. For further particulars inquire of
Lolonei Iiuuaio, m Urown s Saloon.
The Cloy eland Flaindcalcr says, a
young German, of that city, a few days
ago clopod with his employer s .wife and
camo to this city, where they were mar
ried. Tho interesting pair took all the
avanauio articles in ine nouso wun incm,
such as spoons, linen, fcc Tho bereaved
husband took matters coolly, went about
his business, aud mado no outward show
of grief. Last week his wife, having bo
como sick of her new husband, loft him
and returned to her old one, fetching with
her tho spoons, linen, &c. Old husband
quietly welcomed her back to his bosom,
and the woman congratulated herself on
tho pleasant upshot of her foolishness.
But "phancy her pbelinks" when awak
ing on Sunday morning she ascertained
that her husband had eloped tho night
before with the hired girl, tho pair taking
with them the spoons, lineu, &c, t'other
pair had done before them.
Copper Receipts. Tho following are
tho receipts of copper sinco the closo of
navigation, by Charles lusher:
Adventure Mine, 10,637 lbs.
National Mine, 18,786 lbs.
Aztec Mine, 2,019 lbs.
Ogima Mine, 9,858 lbs.
Total, 41,300 lb3.
(20 tons and 1,300 lb.)
Receipts fcf copper since the closo of
navigation by Williard k Day: "
Minnesota Mine, 275,114 lbs.
Ridgo Mine, 9,160 lbs.
Nebraska Mine, 1,951 fes.
Total, 286,255 lbs.
(143 tons 225 lbs.)
From tho above figures it appears that
our receipts of copper at this port from
the closo of navigation to tho 1st of Jan
uajy amounted to 163 ton3 and 1,525
lbs. This is loss by some .90,000 lbs.
than tho receipts to tho samo timo last
year from tho eastern mines, yot tho de
ficit is more than mado up by tho largo
amounts received from thoso farther west.
Then tho receipts by E. M. Livermore to
tho 3lst of December were 96,198 lbs.;
now tho same house, by Williard & Day,
have received 286,225 lbs.
We are indebted to Wm. P. Raley or
Co. for the following shipments of copper
from Englo Harbor during the past sea
Copper Falls Mine, 463,928 lbs.
Central Mine, 277,043 lbs.
North-West Mine, 209,328 lbs.
Summit Mine, 4,955 lbs.
Connecticut Mine, 8,962 lbs.
Eagle Harbor Mine, 3,032 lbs.
Total, 967,248 lbs.
(483 tons 1,248 lbs.)
Wisconsin Banks. The Bank Comp
troller of Wisconsiu gives notice that,
under tho provisions of the amended
banking law, fifteen banks, hitherto class
ed among the nulamed felines, have filed
notices of a change of location. In ac
cordance with theso notices, on the 8th
of tho present month, tho Arctic Bank
opened an office for tho redemption cf its
currency at Eau Claire; tho Wisconsin
Valloy Bank of Millvillo atWeyauwega;
tho St. Croix River Bank at Grand Rap
ids ; the Green Bay Bank at Oconto ; the
Clark County Bank at Chippewa Fall.;
tho Tradesmen's Bank at Oconto; tho
Iron tier Bank-at Stevens Point; tho La
borers' Bank at Markcsau, in Green Lake
county; tho Northern Wisconsin Bank
at Wausau; tho Bank of Montello at
Princeton ; tho Bank of Moneka at Viro-
qua; the Mechanics' Bank of Supeiior at
Green Lake; and the Bank of North
America at Grand Rapids.
Our Best Parlors. Don't keep a
solemn parlor, into which you go but once
a month, with tho parson or sewing soci
ety. Hang around your walls, pictures
which thall tell stories of mercy, hope,
courage, faith, and charity. Make your
living-room tho largest and most cheerful
in tho house. Let tho place bo such that
when your boy has gone to distant lands,
or even when, perhaps, ho clings to a sin
gle plank in tho lonely waters of tho wide
ocean, tho thought of tho still homestead
shall como across the desolation, bringing
always light, hope, and love. Have no
dungeon about your houso no room you
never open no blinds that aro always
shut. Ik Marvel.
Pitch upon that course of life which
is tho most useful, and custom will render
it tho most agreeable.
Most interesting companions girls
in their gigglehood, and boys in their boy
hood. You had bettor fiud out ono of your
own weaknesses than ten of your neigh
bors. A sleigh-rido is deprived of moro
than half its charm if unaccompanied by
the bells or at least a belle.
Tho mutiny in India, during the
year 1857-58, cost the British Empire
in round numbers niuo and a half mill
Men, however poor, should never
bo slaves. Few men can afford to have
their own carriages evcrv man can af
ford to have his own opiuion.
In Kingston, C. W., last Monday
morning, a standard thermometer sus
pended in tho open air, registered forty
three degrees lelow zero!
- A man named Johnson committed
suicide in Hancock county, Indiana, last
Wednesday, by breaking a holo through
tho ico on a pond, and crawling under.
Calfskins, tanned by .common sweet
fern, -were exhibited at he last Maine
State fair. They had tho appearance of
tho bost r rench calf, and wero prepared
eniiro in ono wcck.
All lovers of ham and eggs should
provide for tho protection of fowls at this
season, and seo that they aro furni&hod
with an abundance of tho right kind of
- Givo tho sheep shelter, but make
provision for puro air and plenty of it, if
you would have them healthy, bheep
thrive best on clean food. Do not let
them tramplo it undor foot.
An Ohio editor 6ays, "What can
bo moro captivating than to see a beau
tiful woman, say about four feet eleven
inches high, and eleven feet four inches in
circumference, passing along the aisle just
as divine worship commences f
A large hog that was lately butch
ered by Mr. John Dunning, of Unadilla,
Livingston County, is thought to be the
heaviest ever raised in tho State. He
weighed, previous to butchering, 965 lbs,
and when dressed 772 lbs. Who can
Tho publisher of tho Erie Bulletin,
which has just suspended, says that tho
city of .brio sustains eight breweries, and
about sixty or seventy beer shops and
drinking saloons, but can not givo a liv
ing snpport to one daily paper.
Mr Taylor, of Irvington, N. J., was
cited before a magistrate, Wednesday, to
answer to a charge of skating t n Sunday ;
and it appearing that he had skated, not
for amusement, but for his health, ho was
fined ouo dollar and costs for his medi
cine. Mr. Philip Jcsseo, aged 120 years,
died in Now Garden, Russell county, Va.,
on tho 1st of December. A short timo
before his death ho was ablo to attend to
his own household affairs, and ono day
whilo in his one hundredth year ho cut
and split one hundred rails.
Tho schooner Wm. M. Dodge, at
Boston, from Capo Town, Nov. 27, re
ports tho small pox aud fover rnging thero
wilh great fatality. Tho Capo Town
Advertiser says that, if propor remedial
measures had boon adopted, one thousand
lives would have been saved in tho brief
timo tho epidemic has been raging.
Tho cheapest window that ever was
fashioucd, if it is barred by spiders' webs,
and hung over with carcasses of insects,
so that tho sunlight has forgotten to find
its way through, of what use can it bo !
Now, tho church is God's window ; and
if it is so obscured by errors that its light
is darkness, how great is that darkness 1
School Missus " Solon, who mado
Solon " Don't know ma'm."
School Missus "Don't Know! you
stupid block-head 1 There's littlo Johnny
Dixson could tell mo in a minute."
Solon "Well, I sho'ld think he
might 1 ho has'nt beon made more than
half so long as I have 1"
Col. Hoe, tho manufacturer of tho
lightning printing press, is about to con
struct a carriage to bo propelled by steam,
to travel over any turnpike or good road.
Tho first is intended for himself, to rido
out and in betweon his placo of business
and New York. It is expected that tho
carriage and propelling power will not cost
moro than a good pair of horses and
coach, and travel ovor a fair road at the
rate of 2 30 p?r mile.
Tho Washington correspondent of tho
Baltimore Sun says: "Recently this
correspondence stated that, if an allianco
existed between Franco and England to
prevent our acquisition of Cuba,' tho
American Executive had no knowledge
of tho fact. It might have been added
that wo have notified those governments
that Cuba must not pass to tho control
of either of them."
A Havaua letter to tho N. Y. Herald,
dated the 5th inst., gives an illustration
of tho feeling of tho native Cubans. On
ono of the public promenades, a Creolo
was rendering into Spanish, for edi
fication of a small group of listeners, an
article In tho Jleruld favoring tho pur
chase of Cuba. No sooner had the trans
lation been completed than a Spaniard
exclaimed in an angry lono of voice and
with a most violent gesture, " Wero tho
government of her Majesty, or tho Cap
tain General, to consent to such a thing,
I would set my property on fire, and that
of my friends, and we would all then re
turn to Spain." To this violent exclama
tion tho Creole, with a quiet, sarcastic
Bmile upon his countenance, replied:
"That would be doing just what wo Cu
bans desire to get rid of all you Span
iards, and have the island clear of your
works, that wo may havo tho pleasure of
rebuilding everything to suit 'our tastes."
A Harann correspondent of tho Wash
inton Union states that Mr. Buchanan's
message has made tho most favorable im
pression thero, notwithstanding efforts to
tho contrary on tho part of tho local au
thorities. Tho comic furce, which on somo
occasions publicly exhibited tho devotion
to Spain of known filibusters, is now bo
ing ncted again. Pcoplo are compelled
through fear, at tho request of tho au
thorities, to sign what is distasteful, and
to mako unmeaning offon of their lives
and property to opposo the annexation of
tho island to tho American confederacy.
Renewed Abuse. Tho black repub
lican papers are abusing Senator Douglas
heartily, lie ha attended and taken part
in a caucus of the democratic Senators 1
So long as ho did not attend tho caucus
es of tho democratic Senators, tho black
republican newspapers had many a kind
word for him. Their changed tono is
something in keeping with their tono at
tho timo the Senator might have traveled
from Washington to Chicago by tho light
of his own burning effigies, kindled by
theso samo black republican newspapers.
Tho Senator survived their former unbri
dled and scandalous abuso; ho has even
survived their 6miles and favors ; wo havo
no doubt that ho will survive their renew
ed malignant hostility, and we rather re
joice than othcrwiso that ho is tho recip
ient of it.
Meanwhile, it is cause of gratification
to all democrats that tho differences of
tho last session of Congross aro not per
petuated at this session.
Dot. Froo Press.
fr. Moxster Printino Office. Tho
Paris imperial printing establishment pos
sesses tho typo of fifty -six Eastern lan
guages, being all that are known of tho
characters of Asia, ancient or modern.
Also tho type of sixteen European
tongues which do not uso tho ordinary
Latin characters. As to the latter, tho
establishment has tho type of forty-six
dilFeront forms and sizes. Tho number of
presses on tho premises is such that 550
reams of paper, cquixalont to 9,206 octa
vo volumes of thirty sheets, could bo
struck off in a single day. .About 500
workmen aro employed by tho establish
ment throughout tho year.
Ships Carryino Freights for Noth
ing. A telegram, recently arrived at
London in advance of tho overland mail
from India, advises rates in Calcutta to
be, sugar, saltpetre and rice, freight free
to London, and measurement goods fifteen
shillings per ton. In ono case saltpetre
has been shipped at Calcutta for London
free of freight, tho ship-owner being
charged ono shilling ten for having tho
freight brought alongside. This is not
very encouraging to 6hip-owncrs. '
The Winans Steamer. On Thurs
day last tho new iron steamer, built by
tho Messrs. mans, of Baltimore, mado
a short excursion of four or five hours .
with a small parly on board. Tho per
formance of this oiarino novolly is repre
sented by tho Baltimore papers as having
boon entirely satisfactory. Though but
half tho steam power was applied to the
engine, she mado twelve to fotirtn mile