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GKEt-AJXTD DHLAVEIST, MICH., -WDBID3SrESr)A."5r, MARCH J33, 1859.
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tnent is addod to an advertisement, tho whole
will be charged, the same as for the first insertion,
Letters relating to business, to receive atten
tion, most be addressed to the Publishers.
S. R. Sanford, Sheriff of Ottawa Co.,
James P. Scott, Clerk nnd Register
of Ottawa County, and Notary Public. Office
at the Court House.
George Parks, Treasurer of Ottawa
County, Grand Havon, Mich.
Augustus W. Taylor, Judge of
Probate, Ottawa County. Poet-Office address
Ottawa Center. Court days, Tirol and Third
Mondays of each Month.
J. D. Vandervoort, Justice of tho
Peace and Land Agent. Offico in his new build
ing, opposite the Post-Office, Washington St.,
- Grand Haven, Mich.
James Sawyer, County Surveyor.
Post-Oflice Address j Eastinauvile, Ottawa
Wm. H. Parks, Attorney and Court
celoratLaw. Office on Washington Street,op
' posito 1st Cong. Church.
Atwood & Alceleyv Counselors nt
' Law, 0iAcc,2nd. door above iTioNj: ws Officf,
Washington Street, Grand lLivcn, Mich:
Grosvenor Reed, Attorney nnd
Counselor at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery.
Ofllco, Washington street, first door Eaat of
the Hardware store.
J. B. MoNett, Physician and Surgeon.
Ofllco.scoond door above News Officf., Wash
ington Street, Grand Haven, Mich.
S. Munroe, Physician and Surgeon.
Office at his residence, Washington street,
Grand Haven, Mich.
Henry Griflin, Druggist, Commis
sion Merchant and General Agent. Corner of
Washington yd lstSlrcot.
Wm. 1M. Ferry Jr.. Manufacturer
of Stationary and Marine, high or low press
ure Engines, Mill Gearing, Iron nnd Brass
Castings, Ottawa Iron Works, Fcrrysburg,
Ottawa Co., Mich. Post-Offico addrosa, Grand
John II. 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. Ono door below the Post
Ofllco. Washington Street.
CutlerWarts &Stedgman, Deal
ers in General Merchandise, IVrk, Flour, Salt,
Grain, Lumber, Shingles and Lath. Water St.,
Grand Haven, Mich.
Rhodes & Co., Wholesale and Retail
Grocers, Provisions and Peed Dealers, First
Street, Grand Haven.
Noah Perkins, Dealer in Dry Goods,
Groceries, Provisions, Crockery, Hardware,
Boots aud Shoes. Ac. Opposite the storo of
J. H. Newcomb. Stnte st., Mill Point, Mich.
Jas. Patterson, Dealer in Newspa
pers, Periodical:", School Books, Stationery;
also Detroit Dailies nnd Weeklies, Yankco
Notions, Tobacco, Ci jars, Candies, Nuts, Ao.
First door below Griffin's Drug Store, Wash
J, T. Davis, Merchant Tailor, Dealer
in Gents i urnisutng Uoods, liroadciotns, las
gimercs, Vesting, Ac. Shop, Washington St.
next door to the Drug Storo.
J. & F. W. Fechheimer, Merchant
Tailors, Dealers in Hcsdy-.Maae Clothing and
Gents Furnishing Goods, Broadcloths, Lassi
meres, Vesting Ac. At the Tost-Offlco, Wash
ington Street, Grand Haven.
Porters & Mathison, Manufaclur
ers of and Doalers in Clothing Goods. No. 10,
Cansl Street, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Ferry & Co., Manufacturers of Lum
ber, Lath, Timber, Pickets, Ac, and Dealers
in all kinds of Merchandise, Provisions, Shin
gle Bolts and Shinglos. Ferry illc, White
Ferry & Son. Manufacturers and
Wholesale and KeUil Dealors in Lnmber.Shin.
les. Lath. Pickets. Timber Ac. Business Of.
ices, Water Stroef, Grand Haven, Mich., and
238, Adams Street, Chicago, III.
Root & Shoe Manufacturing and Rc-
peiring Fhory (np stairs.) over n auare s
Mora. wainngion rirooi, nmnn iniro,
K. Kir.T, Foreman. R. C. FOSIIA.
OVER THE RIVER.
BY MIS8 N. A. W, P fltKST.
Over the river they beckon to ine,
Loved ones whov'o crossed to tho other hide,
The gleam of their snowy robes I see, "
But their voices are lost in tho rushing tide.
There's ono with ringlets of sunny gold,
And eyes tho reflection of heaven's own blue,
Ho crossed in tho twilight gray and cold,
And the pule mist hid lii iu from mortal view;
We saw not the angels who met him there,
The gates of the city we could not see,
Over tho river, over tho river,
My brother stands ready to welcome me.
Over the river iho boutmnn pole
Carrying another, the household pet;
Her brown curls waving in the gentle gale,
Darling Minnie ! I see her yet.
She crossed on her bosom hor dimpled hands,
And fearlessly entered her phantom bark,
We fult it glide from its silver sands,
And all our sunshine grew strangely dark ;
We know she is safe on the further side,
Where all the ransomed and angels be j
Over tho river, the mystio river,
My childhood's idol is waiting for uie,
For none return from those quiet shores,
Who cross with the boatman cold and pale ;
We bear the dip of the golden onrs,
And catch a glimpse of the snowy soil ;
Andlo! they have passed from our yearning
They cross tho stream and ore loi-t for aye.
We may not sunder the veil apart
That hides from our vision tho gates of day,
We only know that their barks no more
May suil with us o'er lif's stormy sea ;
Yet somewhere Iknow on tho unseen shore,
They watch, and beckon, and wait for me.
And I sit and think when the sunset's gold
Is flushing river and hill and shore,
I shall ono dny stand by the water cold,
And list for tho sound of tho boatman's oar;
I shall watch for a gleam of the flopping sail ;
I shall hoar the bout as it gains the strand,
I fchall pass from sight with the boatman pale,
To tho better shore of the spirit land. '
I shall know tho loved that have gone before,
And joyfully sweet will the meeting be,
When over the river, the peaceful river,
Tho Angel of Death shall carry me.
EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM HUGH
Below we present our readers with
an extract of a fetter from our old friend
and citizen, Hugh McDowel. It is sup
posed that the ship iu which lie took pas
sage to Europe was lost, but he arrived
safely, as will bo seen on perusal of his
communication to Mr. Drake, of Mill
Point, though he had a dark time of it,
full of dangers and hair-breadth escapes;
but hero is tho extract :
Bflfast, Jannary 7, 1859.
Friend Drake: Your, letter of tho
7th of November camo duly to hand
two days before I arrived at Belfast and
also one that you sent to my brother on
tho 17 th of December, camo to hand yes
terday. You may think it strango that
I have not written to you sooner, but I
havo been sick over since my arrival, ow
ing to a cold that settled in my head and
eyes, contracted on tho passage, but I
think I shall bo all right again in a day
or two as I am well taken caro of.
Friend D., it might bo entertaining to
you to have mo give you a sketch of my
trip hither. Soon after leaving you I
went on board tho ship Indian Empire,
and, bclievo me, I had a good timo
of it, from my embarkation at New
York till I arrived at Broad Haven Bay
on tho West Coast of Ireland, in tho
County of Moo. This Coast is ono hun
dred and thirty miles north of Gal way.
When I arrived at New York, I was ad
vised to go by tho Galway lino and as tho
Indian Empire was tho first ship to sail,
I took passago on her. She left N. York
on tho 23d October, for Galway. The
first unusual porformanco when wo arrived
at Staten Island was running into a Brig
which detained us alout four hours. The
Brig was severely injured, our ship but
slightly. When woaroso tho next morn
ing wo found tho ship laboring in a heavy
sea with a dead, head wind. Tho gale
continued till we reached Halifax dis
tance about fivo hundred and fifty milosf
and so severe was tho gale, that our Pi
lot did not leavo us until wo reached that
city. After taking in an hundred and
twenty tons of coal, wo started again for
Galway, with a light wind which contin
ued two days, and that was tho only
pleasant weather wo enjoyed during tho
entiro passage. From that tiino till we
mado land the wind continued to blow a
galofrom tho East, day and night with
out any interruption. On tho 11th of
November tho Captain gavo orders to
havo tho ship hovo to, tho paddle-wheels
taken off, and then seo what could be
dono with sails alone, as wo wcro totally
out of coal. This was at length accom
plished, though with great difficulty, the
sea rolling heavily. Finding at length
that our ship was filling with water, very
rapidly, wo were obliged to keep up steam
to run our big cngino to pump ship, as
the small pumps would not keep her clear.
Wo wero fortunate in having four hun
dred bales of cotton on board which wo
used in place of coal to keep up steam,
four bales per hour only being required to
keep us afloat tho value of fifty
pounds sterling. This state of things
continued twelve days. Tho Captain,
6ccing that his cotton and provisions
would not hold out much longer, although
wo wero put on half allowance of provis
ions and water, called a meeting of his
chief officers to seo what could bo done
for our relief and safety. Tho conclu
sion was to put on her pnddlo-whcels, to
cut away everything that could bo spared
about tho ship for fuel, and try to make
the nearest land, ,Thw was Uu last re
sort, as we had been drifting backward
for tho last twelve days. We then com
menced pulling down tho berths of tho
steerage, then the officers state-rooms,
cook houses and everything elso on deck;
next paddle-boxes, bulwarks and water
closets, and, iu fact everything that could
bo cut away. Then orders wero given to
send down top-masts and yards, to bo cut
up; and next ropes and cables, to tho
amount of seven or eight Ions; next, tho
decks and second cabins; being still short
wo then commenced taking out every oth
er beam of tho thrco decks. Finding wo
could not yet reach land wo commenced
on tho grand cabin, ripping down state
rooms, saloon and everything appertain
ing thereto, even to tho furniture. Thoso
who had two trunks gave ono to bo used
in making steam. You may justly think
tho appearaucc of this cabin was changed
in a few hours as the ship contained now
but ono room. Sho looked more like an
old coal pit than a steamer of the line.
Fortune, however, favored us. On tho
morning of tho 2Cth of November, wo
mado Broad Haven Bay, and about 11
o'clock wo cast anchor. You had better
bclievo thcro wa3 somo cheering as our
anchor went down. You may guess
that by this time, our passengers nnd crew
wcro not very strong, but they did what
they wero ablo. Wo remained iu tho
Bay four days when a small steamer come
aud landed us in Galway. It was just
forty days from tho timo I left Now
York till I reached Belfast. We had on
board ninety-lhrco passengers and a crew
of upward of a hundred mon.
I had almost forgotten to tell you that
tho ship was on firo five times during tho
last twelve days of her passago ; thus you
can judgo a littlo what kind of it passago
we had across tho Atlantic. And you
may surmise that I did not havo very
comfortable lodgings for tho last sixteen
days. I did not havo my clothes off du
ring that timo. I will not trouble you
further with tho details of my trip, leav
ing you to judgo of tho rest till I seo you.
They had ripe strawberries at Mar
inua, Fla., on tho 25lh ult.
Two country lads camo at an early
hour to a market town, and arranging
their littlo stands, sat down to wait for
customers. Ono was furnished with fruits
and vegetables of tho boy's own raising,
and tho other supplied with clams and
fish. Ihc market hours passed along,
and each littlo merchant saw with pleas
ure his stores steadily decreasing, and an
equivalent in silver bits, shining iu his lit
tlo money cup. 1 ho last melou lay on
Harry's stand, when a gentleman came by,
nnd placing his hand upon it, said:
"YJiat a hue melon;.! think 1 must
have this for my dinner. What do you
ask for it my boy V
" lho melon is tho last ono I havo, sir;
and though it looks fair, there is an un
sound spot on tho other side," said the
boy turning it over.
44 So there is," said tho man ; " I think
I will not tako it. But," ho added, look
ing into tho boy's fine open countenance,
" is it very business-like to point out the
defects of your fruits to customers."
" It is better than being dishonest, sir,
said tho boy, modestly.
44 1 ou aro right, . my littlo fellow; aN
ways remember that principle, and you
will find favor w ith God, and man also.
You havo nothing else I wish for this
morning, but I shall remember your little
stand in future. Aro thoso clams fresh ?''
ho continued, turning to Ben Wilson's
"Yes, sir; fresh this morning. I
caught them myself," was tho reply ; and
a purchase being made, tho gentleman
wtut away. ,
" Harry, what a fool you was to show
tho gentleman that spot in tho melon.
Now.you can tako it home for your pains,
or throw it away. How much wiser is
ho about these clams I caught yesterday !
Sold them for tho same price I did the
fresh ones. Ho would never havo look
ed at tho melon until ho had gone away."
" Ben, I would not toll a lie, or act ono
either, for twice what I havo earned this
morning.' Besides 1 shall bo better off
in the end, for I have gained a customer,
and you have lost one."
And so it proved, for tho next day the
gentleman bought nearly all his fruit and
vegetables of Harry, but never invested
another penny at lho stand of his neigh
bor. Thus the season passed ; the gentle
man finding ho could always get a good
article of Harry, continually patronized
lfini, and sometimes talked with him a
few minutes about his future hopes and
prospects. To become a merchant was
ids great ambition, and when tho winter
caine on, the gentleman wanting a trusty
boy for his store, decided on giving tho
placo to Harry. Steadily and surely ho
advanced in tlm confidence of his em
ployer, until having passed through vari
ous gradations of clerkship, ho became at
length an honored partner in lho firm.
The Sickles Tragedy. Tho N. Y.
Saturday Press thus sjicaks of Mrs. Sick
les: "Of courso sho is ruined for life.
Far, far better would it have been for her
had sho been shot; for every day's life
she now lives is made worso to her than
a thousand deaths. Tho few who aro
without guilt' will perhaps letheralono;
but tho rest will eventually stone her in
to tho grave. Oh 1 that instead of tho
young and thoughtless creature sho still
is, sho wero a noblo and gifted woman,
who would tako this occasion to avengo
tho wrongs of her sex, by exposing tho
horrible state of public opinion, which, for
tho same offence, brands tho wife with in
famy, and leaves tho husband untainted
even in reputation.
The New Cent Poisonous. Several
instances havo lately occurred in different
parts of tho country, where children havo
died from tho effects of noison taken into
tho system by swallowing tho now nickel
cent. As this coin is small and easily
swallowed, there is great danger in allow
ing young children to havo them in their
possession. Tho metal which composes
it, has had a fatal effect, and would seem
to bo poisonous. Parents should bo cau
tious. A Dead-Head. A freight car was
opened at Benwcod, Virginia, on tho 19th
ult., which had been kept closed sinco it
left Philadelphia, near a week before.
No sooner was tho door opened than out
jumped a young man, who took to his
heels like a greyhound, without stopping
to answer any questions. An examina
tion showed that tho traveler had provid
ed himself with enough of eatables to
keep him on a much longer trip thn the
ono ho made.
Do everything in its proper time.
Keep every thing in its placo.
Always mend clothes before wash
Cultivate tho trees they aro God's
Some lazv frllow spells Tennessee
after this fashion: 10 a c.
Alum or vinegar is good to set col
ors of red, grocn or yellow.
Tho Applo crop of Oregon, tho past
year, sold for $500,000.
Mr. Everett has received, up to tho
present time, for the Mount Vernon fund,
tho sum of 100,603,81.
A New weekly has jiist been start
ed in London, on tho touch-not, taste not
principle, called Anti-Tobacco Journal.
Tho Grand Jury have found a true
bill of indictment agaiust Daniel E. Sick
les for murder.
Tho man w ho feels rich enough to
patronize coffee houses, will generally feel
too poor to take a newspaper.
Tho lady who had a " spark" in hor
eye, has kindled a " match" w ithout
An old writer has said, thcro are
but throo steps to heaven " out of self,
into Christ, and into glory."
" You seem (o walk more erect than
usual, my friend." 44 Yes, havo been hito
ly straightened by circumstances."
At a dinner at Springfield, Mass., a
lady sent the following volunteer toast:
" Spruce old bachelors the ever greens of
It is thought to be quito creditable
to tho disciples of Faust, that there is not
a printer in the Missouri Penitentiary, and
but one in tho Legislature.
A learned physician has discovered
that sarsaparilla has none of thoso puri
fying qualities usually attributed to it,
and that it is a useless drug.
Tho materials of which happiness is
made, grow spontaneously all around us.
They require but little of us except not
to trample on them.
Dogs of every kind setters, point
ers, bulls, Newfoundlands, mastiffs and
terriers are all hp dogs when they aro
Tho violet grows low, and covers it
self with its own tears, and of all flowers
yields tho most delicious and fragrant
smell such is humility.
How melancholy tho moon must
feel when it has enjoyed the fullness of
prosperity, and got reduced to its last
Thomas Do Quincey (report says)
has offered his body, after his death, to
the surgeons for examination, as a contri
bution to physiological scienco.
The Indian treaties that havo been
ratified by tho Senate are of very great
moment. They extinguish tho Indian
titlo to about four-fifths of tho wholo of
the Territory of Washington.
Mr. Mil In, and English pianist, will
soon appear before an American audience.
At seven years of ago ho gave concerts in
London, and was called a youthful prod
igy. Ho is now barely twenty-one, and
is still a prodigy.
A pious oll lady was asked why
sho named her dog Moreover ? " Why I"
said she, putting on her spectacles to find
tho placo in her biblo, " it is a bible name
hero: 'Moreover tho dog camo nnd
licked hid sores.' "
" How is coal this morning!" said
a purchaser to an Irishman who was at
work in tho coal yard.
"It's as black as the divil sure," re
" Wonderful things aro dono now-a
days," said Mrs. Simmons. " The doctor
has given Flick's bov a new lip from his
cheek." "Ah!" said tho old lady
"many's tho timo I've known a pair ta
ken from mine and no very painful ope
" Buy A trunk, Pat," 6aid a dealer.
" And what for should I buy a trunk ?"
replied Pat. " To put your clothes in,"
was tho reply. " An go naked," exclaim
ed Pat. " The divil a bit iv it!"
Rarer, tho American horso-tamor,
had given four 41 demonstrations" in Brus
sels, and handled nine horses, one of them
a very wicked piebald maro, and tho gray
savage par excellence of lho army, who
had been regularly thrown for eight rears
to be shod.
44 Thcr's something satisfactory even
in being poor," as tho loafer said when
his pocket was picked of an empty purso.
An Irishman dropped alotter in tho
post-ofiico tho other day, with tho follow
ing memorandum ou its corner for the
benefit of all indolent postmasters into
whose hands it might full : "Plcaso has
ten the delay of this."
A f llow having a spite against a
sau.-nge mnkr, rushed into his shop when
crowded with customer:?, tluew a largo
dead cat on the counter and said, "That
makes nineteen ; we'll settle when you're
not so busy ;" and mado his exit. He was,
of course, soon followed by tho sausage
amateurs, empty handed.
Tho Shylock who, with head crfct,
with honest people mingles, should cease
to shave his fellow men, and go to shav
Tho lawyer would bo better off, hia
conscience far less pliant, who owned a
littlo farm in feo, and mado that farm his
We have somo doctors in our midst,
whose talents they should use, by prac
ticing the healing art hecl-mg boots and
Tho minister, whoso age advice a use
ful moral teaches, should mind and
44 watch as well as pray," and practice
what he preaches.
- Tho Grand Rapids Press, says: An
enterprising young lawyer, of this city,
who is much given to indulging in allo
pathic doses of Webster, whenever occa
sion offers, recently got off tho following,
at "Ferry's tavern, Ferrysburgh. At
btcakfast, tho "laudlady" urged him
to partake of " ono more egg," to which
"No; many thanks, my dear madam.
By no means: I have already indulged
tho clamorous calls of a craving appetite,
until a manifest senso of an internal full
ness admonishes my &t.iy; my inefficien
cy is entirely and satisfactorily satisfied."
Wheat in Central Illinois. Sec
retary Francis writes us: "Tho late
warm weather has given a start to the
wheat upon many fields whero it was
supposed it was winter killed. Tho pros
pects for tho next crop aro decidedly bet
ter than they wero two weeks ago.
Plowing in Iowa. Tho Cedar Val
ley Times of Fob. 24th says, 44 Several
of our farmers aro now busily engaged in
plowing and putting in their spring wheat.
It is thought by all that this season will
bo tho most fruitful year wo have had for
a long time. We hope that their expec
tations may bo realized."
The Growing CROrs. Sjcculations
in regard to tho coming crops aro being
indulged in to a considerable extent.
Tho general impression scorns to obtain in
the public mind that lho open winter
through which wo have just passed must
havo proved highly injurious. Upon this
hypothesis the "croakers" base their tales
of failure, and hope to beget a panic- which,
however disastrous it may prove to some,
is designed to benefit thoso who may have
invested largely in last year's crop. It is,
of course, too early to form any reliable
opinion upon what the growing crops will
bo. We can only judgo of I bom from
present indications and these aro of course
varied, according to soil and location.
Citizen, Jackson, March 10.
" Plant one Acre More." Such is
tho advico being given by editors of pa
pers in different parts of tho country, who
suppose, doubtlessly, thoy are doing a
great good thereby. But they are mis
taken; for instance, wo find in an cx
chango the following : " When you have
dono tho best you can, just see if you
can't plant one aero moro" as if the
seeding and planting wero tho end of all
duties, and only ncccessary to insure a
harvest. We adviso to plant loss and cub
tiva?e moro. Tho sumo results, ayo,
greater results will bo obtained. Such
advico as tho above quotation is cheap,
and as perniciou3 as cheap, whore it indu
ces tho farmer w ho has planted all he can
caro for properly, to plant more, thereby
preventing thorough culture. Plant ono
aero less than usual, and give the acres
planted tho extra culture you wouMmtj
bostowed upon the "one acre more, And
wo will warrant a greater aggregate crop
for 185D, than hs ever rosultodfrora ex
tended,1, expanded planting and meager
ctilfuro in consequence.