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PUBLISHED EVEKY FRIDAY AT wowto, Mich. Subscription Puce One year. ftix Months. . 75c AH reports agree in saying that the wheat crop of 1882 in Virginia promises to be a splendid one. Immigrants are flocking Into Ar kansas. Two railroads companies alone settled 75,000 in 1881. The latest appointments made by the President are well calculated to eon firm the confidence of the coun try in his good intentions and wis dom. The Providence, Rhode Island, Journal is of the opinion that the larger part of the sensible southern people are glad that the southern cause was lost in 1865. The greenback Representative in Congress from Missouri, Mr. Hazel ton, speaks of coining paper money. Certainly a fiat dictionary will be in demand at an early day. Collector Robertson of New York says he will not be a candidate for Governor. A sensible conclusion. Tie is the right man for the place he now Alls and there should be no change. The Atlanta, Georgia, Constitution, a leading Democratic journal says ,:with slavery out of the way, Georgia has no more interest in the dogma of state sovereignty than Massachusetts, perhaps not so much." It is s.iid that Postmaster General Howe refused to see or hear a single application for a clerkship in hi; de pirtment, avering if any changes are to be made it will be in the way of reducing the force of clerks now employed. Governor Shermiri, of Iowa, in his inaugural address to the Legisla ture, advocated the concurrence of the Legislature in the pending consti tutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in that state. Representative Springer of the Post-office Committee believes that something will be done, by this Con gress, to promote the success of tne scheme for making the telegraph lines a part of the postal service. We trust Mr. Springer is not mistaken. It is stated by reliable authority that there was stored in Pennsylvania, January 1st about 30,000,000 barrels of crude petroleum enough to last the world for five years and still the over-production is being constantly increased and new storage, tanks built. The herd of office-seekers hang ing about Washington who complain that the President is too slow in mak ing appointments, had better go to their several homes and engage in some honest occupation. If wanted in the public service they will be called for. Several plans for re-districting the state into Congressional districts have been suggested but we have seen no other that seems so just and fair as that proposed by Representa tive Carus of Clinton county, which without any changes ought, in our judgment, to be adopted. That outspoken bourbon journal, the Charlestown, South Carolina, News says "in no event and under no circumstances will South Carolina pass under the rule of the negroes again." That is simply saying in no case and under no circumstances will the majority be permitted to rule. Every politician should remember that seven-eights of the trouble political parties comes from the per sistent office seekers. Dispensers of public patronage should bear this fact in mind, and at the same time re member that when the office seeks the man, and not the man the office, we generally have the best officers. The Commissioner of Agriculture asks for an appropriation of $100,000 to enable him to collect and distrib ute the crop reports. If Br Loring can have this work promptly done we hone the appropriation will be made, but the reports of his prederes sors have always been a month or mow late, destroying very largely their value. When Senator Voorhees becomes pathetic over the sacrifices of the Union Sokliers, and talks about his pension being the price of bis patri otic blood, one cannot help remem bering and remarking that this is the same D. W. Voorhees of Indiana, familiarly called the tall sycamore of the Wabash, who in 1861 gave an Indiana man, with a patent for a war like weapon, a letter of introduction Co Jefferson Davis, and who in a speech delivered in 1863 said that every Union Soldier should wear a collar marked, "my dog-A. Lincoln." The House Committee on Census has reported to the House a bill for the apportionment of Representatives for the next ten years, among the several states, which will undoubtedly become a law. It gives eleven mem bers to Michigan, and is in all re spects identical with the bill that passed the last House, except that it gives Illinois one additional member. A Washington special says, "the extent to which Congressmen have degenerated into mere errand boys for their constituents is sharply illus trated by the fact that, no less than 266 of tbej 293 Representatives, by actual count, called on the Commis sioner of Pensions in one day recent ly, to ask him fur action on special cases, now pending in that Depart mcnt." The House Committee on the liquor traffic have reported a bill which provides for the creation of a commission to investigate the ques tion of the sale of alcoholic liquors and temperance. The bill gives the commission large powers and a salary of $5,000 each. It is to be hoped the bill will pass, and we ask for it the earnest support of the Michigan delegation. In Pennsylvania there is a political fight of importance going on in the Republican party. The popular movement favors the nomination for Governor of a well known farmer by the name of Hutler. But it is said Cameron has selected another man. It remains to be seen who can con trol the election of the delegates, now that they are to be elected by conven tions instead of being designated by central committees a has hitherto been the case in most of the larger counties. The transportation question is one of great interest to the producing classes as well as to the common carriers, while the rapid increase in the amount of the products in 1880 as compared with 1871 will show something of the rapid growth of the Northwest in the last decade. These figures are by no means as full as we could wish, but so far as they go are perfectly accurate, and we print them for the information of all classes, as follows: The total number of tons of freight transported upon the New York canals in 187 1 was 6,467,888. against, 6,462,290 in 1880, showing a slight decrease, while as to the three great trunk lines of railro.id a comparison of the two periods shows as follows: New York Central and Hudson River Railroad 4,532,056 tons in 1871 and 10,586,754 in 1880; New York Lake Erie and Western Railroad 1,844,208 tons in 1871 and 9.445392 in 1880. The Pennsylvania railroad leads the list with 7,100,294 tons in 1871 and 16,341,568 in 1889, an increase of 130 15 per cent. These tables show, also, that the Erie canal is no longer of real interest to the producing classes, but that their main dependence is upon the rail roads. Some of our cotemporaries are discussing the question of candidates for the several state offices, naming this and that man for specific places , ..... all cood men no doubt, but we have not yet seen suggested for Audi tor General the name of any man who would be likely to fill the office as efficiently as does the present in cumbent, Hon. W. Irving Lattimer. We know he has served two terms that by the so called rule of rotation a new man should be selected. But we do not know of a single good rea son why, a well informed, efficient, gentlemanly officer of known integri ty, and peculiar qualifications to dis charge for the best interest of the people of the state the arduous, intri cate and perplexing duties of Auditor General, should be rotated out sim ply to give place to some one who, however able, lacks the knowledge and experience so essential to the best performance of the duties of that position. The people appreciating this fact, kept in that position for several terms, General Humphrey, a deserv edly popular officer, and yet, we think we can safely say, that however ably he may have served the people, he was in no particular the superior of the present incumbent, who, if he will consent to serve another term on the starvation salary paid that officer, we hope may be nominated and elected, as we know if he is the peo ple will have an Auditor (General of whom they will have every reason to be proud. Oar Strength Is In I'nion. If one can judge from the tone of Washington dispatches it would seem as though there was two small factions in the Republican party who are not quite pleased with the President, viz : The place seekers of the so- called third-term guard, who imagined that a certificate of their devotion to General Grant would, to use the words of Senator Edmonds, of Ver mont, insure them "a prize in the lottery of assassination," and the ultra opponents of the third term, who believe it is treason to the Re publican party to appoint any man to office who favored the third term movement. These factions were powerful at the Chicago Convention, but now they are reduced to the very few men on either side who believe that the only incentive, to party or ganization and its only purpose is to parcel out offices as party spoils. Fortunately for the country, the party, and the President, the men who entertain this faith now constitute only a small and constantly decreas inir number either in or out of the Republican party. No further than that those appointed to the public service shall be capable, honest and efficient have the vast majority of those who voted in 1880, for Garfield and Arthur, any interest in the dis pensing of the public'patronae. They would regard it as a misfortune and a blunder, if nothing worse, if the Presi dent should adopt the policy of ap pointing to office only those who were the supporters of the third-term move ment. On the other hand they would not have him ignore good men who belonged to that faction prior to the Chicago Convention. They very wisely believe that the third term is no longer a living issue and therefore should no longer be a disturbing element in the Republican party. If the Chicago Convention did not forever settle that, of which we have no doubt, General Grant himself has done so by declaring that he will not, under any circumstances, be a can didate for the nomination in 18S4 This being the case, as it most assuredly is, it does not seem to us worth while for Senators, Kepresen tatives, the press, or any body of men who claim importance in the Repub lican parly, to attempt to maintain these factions and to invoke support and patronage in the name of a dead and buried issue, nor do we believe any really true man will do it or cause it to be done. For more than three months the great majority of those who voted the Republican ticket in 1880 have care fully watched, from day to day with a jealous eye, President Arthur in the fear that he might be induced to lend his aid to those who feel that some thing should be done to reward the element in the party beaten at Chicago and hostile to the policy adopted by his predecessor, the murdered Gar field. Generally they now begin to see that their fears were and are groundless. He does not appear to regard himself as the inheritor, and much less the avenger of any other men's grievances; on the contrary h--seems to carefully study the good of the whole people, almost entirely independent of parties or cliques in the parties. Hence Republicans generally begin to see that President Arthur is acting very discreetly in regard to important appointments ; that he investigates every case with great care and acts generally in a manner creditable to his discretion, and for the good of the public service. Thus far, at least, it may be safely said that President Arthur has tf r 1 i w 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 ; - i 1 Hi m 1 1 I l 11 tin- 1 . 1 1 I . I n I ' , land resi)ect of the intelligent men of I .l im. k-iioTi. : ... IN' IMIIIII C U! II' U l 13 -i.l'l II say tbat to day ten men, all true Republicans, will approve on general principles his action while he has been President where one will criticise or disapprove. He has only to con tinue as he has begun to ensure the undivided approval and support of all Republicans except the spoilsmen who would foster dead causes of dis sension. Let us all remember th; t our strength is in union, and stand united. . We can't speak of the other cases, but we unhesitatingly warn the Dem ocrats if they attempt to save Chalmers they will make a huge blundtr. He never came within 6.000 votes of to day being elected. The mess he calls 'his case' was fixed up in his own selfish interests, and honest Demo crats in this State pronounce the at tempt to force himself in Congress a gross outrage. The Democratic party can only injure itself by making a stand for him. There is no earthly chance for him, and as soon as the facts of the case are before the Com mittee on Elections it should make a unanimous report to apply the boot to him. His is a case of miserable rascality and morbid selfishness. Yicksburg Herald. "A Girl's Choice." It was In n drug stoic nf course. All interesting incidents occur in drug Mows. that is nearly nil. She wiih pretty, Willi blue eyes and golden hair, one of Ihiit kind of Ix-AUtics the poet would have nailed nn "angel," but for the fact that n colony of pimples on her Mr frontispiece precluded all thought of such a being. Bowing timidly to the handsome clerk, she asked for ' Swayne's Ointment for skin disens'-s," and upon receiving it van ishcd like the morning dew before the Hummer sun. GOLD. (ircat chance lo make money. Tin.-- who always Uke adntti- tairc of the rood chance, for making money thnt are offered, generally become wealthy,' while tlioupwhniiu no) improve micli dinners remain In poverty. Wfl want many men, women. Iioya and ttirl to work tor us rljjhl In their own localities. Any one MM ln the work properly from the II nt atsrt. The in will pay more than ten lime ordinnry w,tri'. Expensive oulfll ftiriilahi'd Iree. No one who engag'-ft fall lo make money rapidly. Von CM devote vonr whole time to the work, or only your xparw momenta. Full lirorniiitton mill III mat l needed aenl rree. .llre 8tio A Co., Portland, Main, If Mr. Blaine invented "Blaineism" with an eye to strengthening his per sonal popularity and influence in this country, he did a very clever thing, and nothing could better serve his turn than such language as that which we cite from the London Times and News, and such action as Chili is re ported to-day to have taken in Peru. As a matter of fact, however, Mr. Blaine will be found, we suspect, to have come short of r. ther than to have outrun the public feeling of the country. President Arthur is not likely to make his retiring ex-Secretary a present of the immense popu lar prestige which will be commanded by the first American statesman who resolutely affirms the right and the duty of the United States to control the issues of peace and war in the New World. N. Y. World, Dcm. Senator Blair has been occupied during the recess in preparing for publication the minority report of the committee appointed two years ago to investigate the alleged election abuses in New York and in other States. It was understood that the report of the minority should accompany that of the majority in the separate case of each Stale. When that portion of the report which related to Rhode Island was published, the views of the minority were appended to those of the majority, but the majority, anx ious to make Democratic capital lor electioneering purposes, rushed into print their report on alleged election abuses in New York City, and did not give the Republican minority an opportunity to state the question as it appeared from their standpoint. The consecpaence is that the official actions of Commissioner Davenport were very incorrectly sfated. Sen ator Blair has now righted matters by the publication of the views of the minority, which completely vindicate OtinniiShioner Davenport, and show the amount of Democratic fraud and rascality which he prevented.--Independent Si.ue-.man. OUR NR IV YORK LETTER. From Our OwN Correspondent. Ni-.w York, Jan. 27, 1882. The. busy Jay Gould has gathered unto himself the last link of his chain of railroads, and now without ob stru tion control j a clear pathway from the rising to the setting sun on ihis continent. Still he is not sat iafcad and is said to contemplate a raid on Long Lland and the lion's share of the profits of the new st -hemes for rapid transit to Murope by means of swift steam era from the east end tf the Island, and a thor otiglily equipped railroad system be tween the new ocean terminus and tne metropolis, his plan includes the tunneling of the K st River at several points fur through railroad passage, lie couldn't put his money to a better use. The Scotchmen have all been celebrating the birthday of Bumv with all their accustomed glee and devotion to the sweet songs of the bard of the people. A trvelling fain ily with unusual gifts of voice and expression, the globe trotting Ken nenyaV were h.re in the nick of time and drove the Caledonians wild with enthusiasm at their rendition of the favorite ditties of the land oYakes. Your Radix doesn't often puff musical artists, but on this occasion recommends a visit to the Kennedys' entertainment whci it comes your way, for it is got d. The coroner's jury in the Sp iytcn Duyvel case .have jut come. out with the most savage verdict that was probably ever delivered by such a body and it begins to look as if some of the culprits may be brought to trial for their gross neglect. Gen. Egbert Vielc was the chairman. He is a well known publicist and as independent a they make 'em. Smaller men might think twice before going for the magnates of the great road as he did for it is universally believed that he was pratit ally the sole composer of the elaborate ver diet which was, however, concurred in by the very distinguished jury gathered together to consider the disastrous circumstances. It is. re freshing to find such vigorous wraih in these days of taffy and truckling. There has been terrible weithcr at sea again. Ships and steamers come in loaded with ice, and sometimes they don't come in but are blown out again when almost in port. One large Dutch steamship is believed to be lost, after another had fof hours been ineffectually trying to get a tow line aboard her. The rone Darted a dozen times and they were finally separated in a blinding squall, when one disappeared and is supposed to have foundered. Old Prob. has been behaving disgracefully on shore too, but you probably know as much about that as we Gothamites do. Did you ever know such a winter? Talking of steamships, Beecher is going into the business, at least he is starting a nephew in it and has given his bond for $100,000 toward the formation of a new subsidized Brazil ian line. We need such communica tion, and have lost much trade, not only with Brazil, but all over Central and South America, from not having marine facilities. It is to be hoped we may, some day, again have some American sniping to carry American produce, and not pay the bulk of our profits to foreign carriers. Radix. Mrs. Nnney Hnrainn, nf RfuBtfleld, 0., writ: "I luivt: been under the curt nf n physician during the pnsl seven years. Sometimes I would feel heller, rind then Ngititl I would feel WOT. The pnsl two vcnrn nothing weeinetl lo help me. AIhhiI two months turo my doelor seemed lo 1c getting fileeoorsgsd, md I kkjr completely DM ridden. I grew very nervous: the lemt Rota gave me great Irritation, The doctor, I suppose more to get me off his hnnrls thiui mtylhing else, its lie said I would nt vi r leave mv hed, told me I might try Brown's Iron Bitters, m the same time remarking. 'It was n good ton i . and WOUllI lielp keep me alive.' I hnvc. used the remedy nhout IWO monlhs, and lmve heen out of lied nearly two weeks, nnd now help shout I lit: BOB It ha iic'td Ilk H minele in my '-use." DR. E. S. LEONARD, DRUGGIST, In the New Brick Block on Main Street, West of Washington, OWOSSO, Mien, Keeps one ef the Largest and Host Assortments of jPure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Notions, &c, &c, EVER BROUGHT TO OWOSSO. Pure Wines and Liquors FOR MEDICINAL. PURPOSES ONLY. PRESCRIPTIONS compounded at all hoi ks, night or day, by competent hands, from carefully selected medicines. Prices as Low as the Lowest, for First-class Goods. 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I have also lately added to my Stock of tools, a fine LATHE, made Expressly for me by the Waltham W. T. Factory, at Waltham, at a cost of over JI300, allowing me to MAKE ANY PART OF A WATCH without DELAY of sending away. I am also changing KEY WINDING WATCHES TO STEM WINDING, at ONE HALF the PRICE charged in the Cities. W. F. GUILE, Jeweler and Optician, OWOSSO MICH. NewTeas! OH MY ! , ...a f5 BLACK TEA." Duff Guarantees Detroit Prices at Wholesale on XMAS! Seleet Your 5 f& MAM I BtUNCJUINTCO WITH TMK (04MIAPMT Or THlSOOUN tsv will ait ay cxaknnnM THainA thttmc CBICAOO. ROCK ISLiMD & PACIFIC BT By the oentral position of it Una, oonnwt ttu Mat ana mo wi or ma anorcaai roam, maa car riaa paaaangera. without obanc of earn, batwet L Chiaaco and Kanaaa City. Council Ulufta, Lavei -worth. Aionlaon. Minuaapolia and Bt. Paul, n rouncota in Union Dapota with &M the prtaolpa! linea of road between the Atlantic and the Paelfl. 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