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THE HAVEN NEW;
OlYJUli 7 NUMBER 347.
GRAND HAVEN, MICH., JANUARY 17, 18J0.
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Rmibon Vanderboef, Sheriff of
Ottawa County, Grand Haven, Mich.
Hermanus Docsburg, Clerk and
Kojtlstor of Doeds, Ottawa County, Grand
George Fleming, Treasurer, Ottawa
County, Grand llafou, Mich.
George Parks, Jdgo of Probate,
Ottawa County, Grand Haven, Mich.
Robert W. Duncan, IWcuting
Attorney. Ottawa Co., Grand Haven, Mich.
Wright LeRoy, Circuit Court Com
tniimouer, Ottawa County, Grand Haven,
Charles E. Cole, Surveyor, Ottawa
County, Berlin, Mich.
, II. Sanford, Deputy County Sur
veyor, Wright, Mich.
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uranoeCo. Wm. N. ANGEL, Agvut,
Grand Haven, Mich.
S. Munroe, Physician and Surgeon.
Olllea on Waihington street, Graud Haven.
William Wallace, Grocer and Pro-
rixiun Merchant, Wanhiogtun Street, Grand
Miner Hedges, Proprietor of tho Vic
tor Millf, Talliiia(lj(e, dealer in Mi-rrlmndiiie,
Oroceriei and 1'rovinions, I'ork, Grain and
Mill Feed, Shingles, Ac, Ac. Lament, Otta
wa County, Michigan.
George E. Hubbard. Dealer in
Htoven, Hardware, linn, Iron, Nail. Spike,
JUx, Circular and Cro cut Saw, butcher n
Kilue; and Manufacturer of Tin, C'kt, and
iMiert-Iron Warei. Job work lim (.n lirt
iioliee. Cornor of Washington and First. Ms.,
I rand Jl.tven, Mmh.
John H. Newcomb, Denier in Dry
tli.nA: (rnerieM. 1'rovinioim. Cro kerv.lliird-
ware, Hoots and Shoos, etc. Stam ti trout,
Mill Point, Mich.
Ferry & Son, Manufacturer find
Wholeialeand Retail Dealers in Luniler,r!liln.
clei. Lath. Picket. Timber Ac lluliiei Of-
Boes, Water Street, Grand Haven, Mu h., and
230, Adami Street, Chicago, III.
Oct a Sowing: Machino!
vri.-..r U.i.'ii.li i.i i.urdiiiKii a iomd I'mnily
Sewing Mai-hliie, if any kind, will do well to
all at the Nrws ttfflce. We run furnish lUm
at all times upon the most advaiiiatfu"M Urin,
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COLLECTING THE RENTS.
41 Well, Mrtry," Mid Mr. Early to his
wife, as ho came in ono cold blustering af
ternoon in the early part of January, and
diew nvarlho ruddy coal fire, " well, Ma
ry, not such a bad day in the matter of
business after all." And he threw ofl his
snow-sprinkled overcoat, laying it on the
Ming looking lounge his wife had drawn
before I lie (ire for his cwn accommodation,
while- the snowy particles fell in a tdiower
over the warm cushion.
"How, John!" replied his wife with a
cheery smile. i
"This is rent day, yon know, and col
lecting rent is not alys a prosperous bu
siness. Us IIKO I U J 1 1)2 l emu to get
money from sotoo tKople. Now there's
old Rugglefi, ho pay the money as grudg
ingly a though. Iio y &a not ablo to pny
three limes the amount, which I know he
is. And Joo Wench, I suppose ho did
have a hard tme of it, but ho run Jo quite
a hard job to pay it."
" Ob, novf r mind, husband. 1 hopo
vou wcro not hard cn him; woik is dull
you know, and money is difficult to get."
J ncknowledgo the truth of tho con
cluding portion of your remarks; money
is (liflicult to get, even when it u honest
ly due; 60 1 found it to-day. But I suc
ceeded tolerably aflor all. Even tho wid
ow Webb paid to the Inst cent, and that
was more thnn I hoVtd for.
"Oh, John, 6aid his wifo in A depre
Mr. Early seemed to winco a lilllo fin
der llie implied reproof, And so said, ap
parently in gelf-juxiincfttion:
hy, Mary, yoii know business is
business, and why shouldn't she pay her
rent as well as nnykdy else I"
Now, Mr. Early hs not, by any means,
naturally a hard hear led man. Yet for
tune had placed him in position of land
lord, and between tenants that couldn't
pay, he had finally leen drilled into an
outer aecming of hardness. Whenever he
anticipated uncommon difficulty in the
disclntrge of Ins duly, be repealed to him
self tho old maxim I lint 41 business is bu
siness" and thus slccled himself to the
Yet his wife kn4w that within this
tough shell ihero wns n soft kernel of
a hen tt, for she had more than once found
it, and so, after a short time of silence
and reflection on her part, sho resolved to
try to reach jt again.
"John," said rd.c, "how much was
"Pooh! pothing; don't trouble your
self about that. W hy, it wasn't so much
as that Inst silk dre.s of yours cost, and
you know you leavil me into bii) ing that
saying the sum ws such a trille.
"Well, how iii'uh was it," persisted
"If you mirtkrow, tho quarter's rent
amounted lo til'leerj dollars; and idio paid
it loo, without n ird of grumbling."
" It i a small non to ton and me. 1
know ; but do you not think aho mu.t
have struggled haul to raii it.
" IiiitiiM M i buinef ion kriiiw, and
it is not in in v wry lo ilr.i k how the
money is rnitd, c that it i rniMil."
"Oh, John," IW ill) fr.'Me, his nifrt.
Thero was a kind i ( magieid lhf word.
They poiMuM'd a icr over him wIir Ii
,hi wa awaro hn 'It.
" Wflt. n'fr mud, Mary, don't lrol
.i y ii r -1 f hlxmt j. It a!l ovf iw
and tan't l h'-lj', Only, if yi, ay .,
I won't ! jUil hard f a l lioi,'f
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with a wom.mi I'l.ini't ai. m(n'
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"Why, yes, if I only knew how. If
you choose you can take the inouey back
again and tell tbern I wouldn't have been
in such a hurry about tho rent, if I had
known just how the case stood.
" Well, give it to me. My 1 how full
your jwxkel book is!" shn exclaimed in
affected wonder, as ho unrolled the pon
derous portfolio slufled and crammed with
notes and silver. "Thank you, but as
long as you have your money out, you
may as well give me a little more at once,
it will save the trouble of asking you
again. 0! there, don't scowl so. It's
only a triflo I want. Not so much as
those furs will cost that you are going to
buy mo for a Christmas present."
"Furs! Whow! 1 hadn't heard of
" Oh, I know you haven't vet," she re
plied coaxingly, " but you will between
now and Christmas unless you give mo
that money I want now. Let mo see;
tho furs you are going to buy mo will
cost seventy-five dollars, but I will let
you ofl till next winter if yon will give
me oh, don't staro so thirty-five dol
" Thirty five dollars ! What in-"
".Never mind tho exclamations now,"
said she with a roguish smile, laying her
hand (and a pretty ono it w as, too,) over
his mouth. " Come, out with the money
first, mid I'll give you leave to express
your astonishment afterward."
" Jell me first what you want it fori
said Mr. Early, as soon as his speech was
restored lo him, taking advantage of a
husbnnd'a prerogative, a right established
by precedent at least, of questioning in
"Tell you what I want it for! Oh, of
course 1 w ill ! I am going to invest it for
you. It will bring you in a hundred per
cent., and more loo, just so long as Mrs.
Webb is a tenant of yours.
" How what do you mean!"
Why, don't you see there's two tens
in that roll, and plenty of fives" hold
ing out thai ame pretty hand that had
so unceremoniously dammed up tho river
of speech flowing from her husband's
mouth but a moment before; "Only thir-tv-livo
dollars you know, which with tho
fifteen 1 have got will make fifty in all;
and I am going to provide Mrs. Webb
and Catharine the mentis of paying their
own rent easily at every quarter as soon
as it is due. To be serious Iiavelold
you thai they depended on sowing for a
living, and now that sewing machines
havu thrown acamstresecs nhnost entirely
out of business, it is very hard for two
poor women, with delicate health, lo
scrn)0 lognther sixty dollars every year lo
pay their rent with, and provide them
selves the necessities of lifo besides.
" Ho I am jjoing to buy them such an
arliclo as that," said she, pointing to a
splendid sewing machino that mado a con
pitious artieln i.f room furniture, which
Kitne kind friend not you of course
was it really you, thought I liefer
peeled an) thing half so aeritihloof you
sent me last New Yar, and a tnorw ac
rfpfflhlit present I i,;fir refiv'd ; and
shiikIhhI) n'r did and netrr will make
a lHter iiielinerl of hu rnory thai,
that uii.s It ihir.ki fit to giva me
in n thirty fi doliart I want row.--)oti'l
tou how, with lht in (hi
hoii.f, I l.ava already ae I you mora
than it nt, by doing my own awiig,
add hat (i)l found Imm lo fold lot
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once the accompanying card with her own
uamo in full, and the number of her resi
dence upon it tho blood danced joyfully
from her heart up to her cheeks, and
tingled in her very finger's ends, at tho
certain prospect of belter days in store
At first they could obtain no cluo to
(heir kind benefactors; but the truth fi
nally lenked out. And if gratitude
swelled the breast of human beings, it
did theirs toward their landlord, whom
they had hitherto considered so harsh and
unrelenting, and to his pretty and kind
hearted wife. When next rent day camo,
Mr, Early bad not called upon Mrs. Webb
for his money. Il was promptly brought
lo him, and paid so cheerfully, that he
jocosely remarked to his wife, that he
had half n mind lo try the experiment of
a sewing machine on each of Ids tcimnts,
to seo if it would have an equally good ef
fect. " Only Othello like, I should find
my occupation gone," said ho, "and have
nothing to do but to sit over the lire"
" And make lovo lo me," interposed
" nnd wait for tho money to come to
me while I loso my business habits en
tirely." The Rubicon Passed.
Slavery is dead forever abolished. It
is a fixed, unchangeable fact a written
history. Its prohibition for all limo in
this country is a part of the fundamen
tal law. Slavery or involuntary servi
tude, except for punishment for crime, is
a thing of tho past. We feel thankful
that the Rubicon is passed, for two rea
sons: We feel thankful because tho evil
is forever removed from the land. Wo
feel thankful because a lever of great
power has been stricken from the hands of
corrrupt and designing men. The north
ern people have had a just abhorrence of
the institution of slavery, and bad men
have taken ndianiago of this fact, and
seizing upon il rodo safely into place and
power, only lo work evil and disgrace to
Tho sympathies of tho people have
been adverse lo slavery, and that sympa
thy has been most sadly perverted from
its legitimate influences by political dein
ngogues who only used it in a means of
self aggrandizement and promutioo. Il
was a clean weapon in dirty hands, and
we are thankful that il lias been stricken
from their grap.
The democratic parly has been de
nounced as a pro-slavery parly, not be
cause thoso most bold in making the
chargo deemed it tru1, but because they
wanted au exclusive monopoly of the anti-slavery
feeling in tho north. That
inanv of the more ignorant of the follow,
era of ihese men thought (he charge true,
wo have no doubt, but that the more in
telligei l Mioved il, can hardly be deem
Th" Democratic parly, as an national
organiralioii, never adopted a resolution,
on bin or letter of which, i in favor
of slavery. Il never, through its repre
aeiilatifii, sni't ort'l in l-ongrei any
in' aiirw to titerd or prpe!tial slavery.
That r aily wa in the ae iidaricy wh n
iho ordinance wat adopted which ma I
the Nofihwrslrrn I'-rnlory fin. lla
jri ih.t a -n Inney in .'- York, whi
!vry wat abolnhH lher. It wa I he
)-iri4-raiie I'arly of I Vnn?lAii:, that
al.oli-.he I klavi-ry in that hial; ei al-i
m ,V Jrk". W lnU the perr.orrat.e
I'uftT h l r.ti'fol of National !f.or the
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added fourteen free States to the Union,
through the aid of the WAr, the roost ter
rible and devastating thai ever swept over
any country, the sacrifice of half a mill
ion of lives and billions of money, does
it prove it to be the party of freeddro f
The Democratic policy added tiohteen
free States to the Union, without the lots
of a tingle dollar tn money, or the aid of
a tingle man in arms, and yet tho Dem
ocratic Party is the pro-slavery party!
This is history. It can not be refuted.
But after all the war and bloodshed,
and all tho sacrifice of life and the expen
diture of money, it had to como down to
tho Democratic policy, and abolish slave
ry through tho peaceful and legitimate
action of tho people. Lincolu'a procla
mation never freed a slave. President
Johnson admitted as much when ho said
that slavery had been abolished by the
friction of tho war.' That proclamation
" talo told in IdleneM.
Full of eound and fury, signifying nothing."
1 1 was brutem fulmen, and so the Repub
lican lenders tacitly Admitted when I hey
risked tho Slntcs to amend the Constitu
tion. If tho proclamation . abolished
slavery, thoro was no necessity of any ac
tion on the pnrt of Stales with a view to
abolishing it again. Lincoln pledged tho
entire civil and military power of lb a gov
ernment to sustain his proclamation.
Was not that enough! No! by no
means. It was well understood that the
nssumplion of the President that he co'd,
by proclamation, change or ahrogato the
organic or stalute law of a Stato, would
bo ridiculed by any court in the Union,
as soon as the day of sober seuse return
ed, and henco tho suro and legal process
of changing iho Constitution was resort
Uut to day it is all a dead issue, and
we fuel thankful thnt it is so. The no
gro is lo bo the chief sufferer, in conse
quence of the violent and rapid manuer
in which it has been accomplished, but
that is not our fault. One element of
discord is removed from the politics and
councils of the nation; an element of
power has been struck from the bauds of
those who were wieldiog it for venal and
corrupt purposes, and the sufferings of the
liberated slaves are of fur Jess considera
tion than the danger which were threat
ening tho nation. Tho old JefJersonian
requisition of honesty and capability in
the selection of men for law-makers, and
judges of tho Inw, were being lost sight
of, and the only question akod was as to
I he aspirant's views in regard lo slavery.
Many men wholly unworthy of any trust,
seeing this, became rampant anti-slavery
men not from principle, but from jxilicy
and were at once elovnted lo jMitiou
where they wero corrupting the halls of
legislation aud closing iho avenue of pub
We are thankful wo feel to rejoice
thai these thing aro to havo an end,
and that we ar to havo a higher stand
ard of moral in our legislative halU and
under the ermine, of our judiciary. Those
who formerly agreed in tho crtst essential
principle of the Democratic party, but who
have IWomn separated in this unnatuaal
: discussion aUut slavery, will again join
liwi'J arouml the go old lJeun ratio
banner, and lar il aloft to battle and to
vm tory. 1'iirt Huron Cornmerciul.
A Yoinu OrtaAToH. The yonnreit
heavy ojrator in oil Mr. J. O. 11. Wil
on, of l'h"slr, N. Y. He i not
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