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JAS. A. MENZIES, Editor and Proprietor.
A LIVE PAPER MAKES A LIVE TOWN.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NOTHING.
Vol. VII, No. 25.
BROCKWAY CENTRE, St. Clair Co., Mich., THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 1888.
Price: $1.00 per Year.
Holden Bros.' Column.
TO THE FRONT
with a full stock of
The completeness of our stock
ha no equal in the village. We
want your trade and can oniy ex
pect to get it by fair dealing and
by presenting such a stock of goods
that cannot tail to meet with your
This department is complete. Dress
Goods in all styles, colors aud
priees. Plush, Velveteens, Novelty
Trimmings, Huttons. A large stock
of Wash Goods, Indigos, Ginghams.
An olegant line of Novelty Prints
and Notions of all kinds, and
Gents' Furnishings Goods.
45 CASES JUSTIRECEIVED.
You cannot fail to find just what
you want. Our $2.50 kip boots
have no equal. Our $2.00 Ladies'
kid shoe, none better
A Largs Variety of Children Shoes,
Ye that have families to shoe this
fall will find it to your interest to
give us a call.
We have a completo stock in this
line of goods.
Evary Ships, Qualiiji Size and rice.
Wo keep constantly on hand a
choice stock in this hue.
Fine Teas A Specialty.
You will always find out prices as
low as the lowest.
3HVE US A CALL.
THE OLD RELIABLE FIRM
loots & Shoes
lets and Baps
Last evening was Hallowe'en.
Mrs. E. 11. Beechcr visited among
friends iu Detroit the past week or so
A. II. Braidwood was in Detroit this
week purchasing new fall and winter
goods. . '
John Wark was called to Canada re
cently ou account of the death of hid
llobt. M. Lothian has a change of ad.
in this issue which every reader is di
rected to peruse.
David Teetzel has purchased a team
of voung horses from Benj. Anger pay
ing 8150 therefor.
Wo noticed by the Mayville Monitor
that our friend Jas. II. Moore was in
that village last week.
Miss Nellie Smith, of Brockway, was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ellis
for a few days this week.
J. W. Nelson is around among his
friends in thia place shaking hands and
renewing old acquaintance.
C. F. Michaels is rushing Lutz Bros.'
brick block to completion, notwith
standing the unfavorable weather.
number of the young folks of the
village indulged iu a pleasant party at
Jas. Wallace's home last Monday even
Tom McArthur has fitted up the
building purchased of John Sexton and
ia putting in a stock of shelf and heavy
Master Clarence Holden started last
Thursday lor Belleville, Out., to visit
his Crandpa Ilaight and other friends
for a time.
L II. Drake addressed the fifth ward
republican club of Port Huron Tuesday
evening on the political issues before
Philo Truesdell, Port Huron's live
aud energetic marble dealer, has placed
some line monuments in Elmwood cem
etery lately. .
Gilbert 11. Lovejoy, candidate on the
republican ticket for State Senator, 15th
district, called in for a social chat on
A very enthusiastic republican meet
ing was held at Melvin Tuesday even
ing and addressed by Frank Whipple
of Port Huron.
We are pleased to notice that II. J.
McPhee and family have moved to the
village and rented Win. V. Mclntyrc's
house and lot.
It seems to us that there are less per
sons afllicted with rheumatism, since
our druggists sell Salvation Oil. Price
twenty-live cents a bottle."
Miss Carrie E. Tolmie is organizing
a music class in the village and is pre
pared to give lessons either on the piano
or organ at reasonable rates.
E. F. Law, principal of our schools,
and one of the county board of school
examiners, attended the teachers' ex
amination at Capac Saturday last.
A train composed of empty freight
cars passed here on Sunday. Business
is so brisk through the week that Sun
day is taken up in distributing cars
along the line.
W. II. Ballentine, of Brockway, met
with a severe accident one' day lately
by being thrown from a wagon aud
breaking one of the bones in his shoul
der. It is hoped he will soon recover.
Geo. Gill left on Tuesday with his
family for Brinton, Mich., where he
will make his future home. George's
many friends will learn with regret of
his departure. May he ever prosper is
our worst wish.
C. W. Lowry, photographer, has fit
ted up the building north of Warjng &
Chamberlain's brick store, and is pre
pared to do work in his line at a rea
sonable price. Give him a call and be
convinced of his first-class work and
It was once supposed that sdrofula
could not be eradicated from the system
but the marvelous results produced by
the use of Ayer's Sarsaparilla disprove
this theory. . The reason is, this medi
cine is the most powerful blood-purifier
The oyster supper given at James
Ilisey's last Thursday evening for the
purpose of raising money to build a
new step in front of the M. E. church,
was a decided success both financially
and socially. A.largo number of peo
ple was present and passed the evening
in social.enjoyment. The net proceeds
amounted to over 518.
"It is all over town," said the Arab.
"What V" asked the old man, his eye
brows bristling with curiosity, "Mud'
said the youngster, while his mouth
went clear around his ears in a grin.
"Bight you aro," said the old man.
"With the mud come colds and coughs,
and you know the remedy." "Dr. Bull's
Coup-h ffup," rejoined the boy. "Bight
you are again!"
J. C. Bradley, of Cleveland, Ohio, and
Chas. Fusee, of Fargo, were callers at
the Expositou oftico Friday last. Mr
Bradley was a former merchant of Far
go, but now is conducting a successful
business in Cleveland.
Frank S. Parker, of Marino City, re
publican candidate for county clerk
made this office a very pleasant, call
Friday last as also did Judge II. W.
Stevens, of Port Huron, candidate on
same ticket for prosecuting attorney.
The consciousness of having a reme
dy at hand for croup, pneumonia, sore
throat, and sudden colds, is very con
soling to a parent. Wit), a bottle of
Ayers Cherry Pectoral in the house,
one feels, in such cases, a sense of secu
rity nothing else can give.
All young men should know that they
may vote a day before they aro 21. Le
gally a man becomes 21 on the day be
fore his 21st birthday. The law recog
nizes no part of the day, so that a man
who hecomes 21 at any time during
Nov. Tth, may vote on Nov. Gth. -
The population of Brockway Centre
is about WO, and we would say at least
one-half are troubled with some affec
tion of the throat and lungs, as those
complaints are, according to statistics,
more numerous than others. We would
advise all our readers not to neglect the
opportunity to call on their druggist
and get a bottle of Kemp's Balsam for
the throat and lungs. ' Trial size free.
Large bottles 50c. and 81. Sold by all
W. Heid, of Mt. Salem, has recently
bought a thorough-bred Southdown
buck of Dan Foley, for which he paid
SM. Capac Journal. Mr. Foley has a
lot of fine bred stock on his farm which
command the highest price when plac
ed on the market. Intending purchas
ers of Percheron horses, Berkshire pigs,
or Southdown sheep will do well by call
ing on Mr. Foley at his farm in Emmet
township and see what he has.
D. McKenzie, of Brockway, sold Ful
ler Bros. 839 worth of butter recently.
Farmers bring produce to this place on
account of the prices- paid. Capac
Journal. Stephen Barr, living in the
southwestern part of this township, sold
nearly 300 pounds of butter at one time
to Alex. II. Braidwood of this village
and received 20 cts. per pound for the
same. One day last week our merch
ants paid as high as 22 cts. per pound
in cash. If the farmers would only
bring their farm produce to this village
they would reap the benefit of the high
est prices paid every time.-
t the county clerk's ofliee a large
number of men have taken out their
first papers xluring the past two months.
These men will not be voters this fall.
One of the most prolific sources of
fraud in our elections is the registration
of persons of foreign birth, on what
aro called their "first papers." When a
person of foreign birth offers himself
for registration, and exhibits his, first
papers, or declaration of intention, if
the paper bears date six months before
the then election, many, if not all, of
the registration boards will register
them without further questions. Bear
in mind that the papers must not only
have been issued six months before the
election, but the person must have lived
in the state two years and six months.
(See election laws, p. 5, sec. 28.) When
a person of foreign birth offers himself
for registration require him (if not
fully known to be a voter) to show his
papers, and ask him 'When .did you be
come a permanent resident of this
state ?' Ask him also any further ques
tions that may be necessary to test his
right to be registered.
Political matters are getting decided
ly warm. Candidates from coronor to
governor are in the field doing their
best work. In the national and, state
campaign the tide of bAttle now tends
to one side and then to the other. Bea
sons are. adduced from every possible
source and appeals are made to every
conceivable motive by which men may
be influenced. Indeed some of the
speakers made use of the "race classifi
cation" to arouse the feelings of their
hearers. This we think is a considera
tion which should never be brought in
to view; it is too dangerous a weapon
to be employed in any political contest
under our form of government. Such
classification as the Irish vote, the Ger
man vote, the Catholic vote, should
have nothing whatever to do in Ameri
can politics. . Appeals to. these citizens
as distinct classes cannot be made with
out Introducing some question of for
eign significance or arousing prejudice
against them. Race or relleion is not a
reason for pr against any man. Every
voter should act simply as an American
citizen, and for the best interests of his
country, himself and his children. The
aim should be to obliterate and not
perpetuate. and intensify class distinc
tions, and to lead all men to believe
that they have common Interests.
The handsomest lady in Brockway
Centre remarked to a friend the other
day that she knew Kemp's Balsam for
the throat and lungs was a superior
remedy, as it stopped her cough instant
ly when other cough remedies had no
effect whatever. So to prove this and
convince you of its merits, any drug
gist will give you a sample bottle free.
Large size 50c. and $1.
Married, at the residence of David
Brown, in this village, on Wednesday,
Oct:21, by Elder Sheppard, of Vassar,
J eremiah Johnson and Mrs. Maria Cady,
About fifty invited guests participated
in the festivities and all enjoyed a
pleasant day. In the evening the band
serenaded the happy couple and were
richly treated. The bride "was the reci
pient of many valuable presents.
Only five days more until election
Prepare your ballot and cast it on the
Gth of this month for the best men and
for your own rights. It is the duty of
every voter of these United States to
come out to the polls on election day
and vote, and do so as his conscience
dictates, not be influenced by any per
son or party. We will never have any
great political reforms in this country
so long as the people are hoodwinked
by a lot of office holders, and don't read
and think for themselves.
The attendance at the Prohibition
pole-raising last Monday afternoon was
large and enthusiastic. Nearly every
village and township in the immediate
vicinity was represented. A fine cedar
polo measuring about 77 feet now
stands on James Brown's corner, and
from it floats a Fisk and Brooks
streamer. In the evening Q. G. T. Par
ker, of Vassar, spoke on the most im
portant issues of this campaign to a
large and intelligent audience, ills ar
guments were both sound and logical.
We understand the merchants of
Croswell and surrounding villages in
tend forming a protective association
whereby a list of all deadbeats and slow
pay Customers will be kept .by each
merchant so that all individuals of that
class in the county will be known to
every merchant. This will not only bo
a benefit to the merchant, but to all
honest dealers, as that will enable mer
chants doing a credit business to sell as
cheap as those doing a cash business.
Croswell Democrat. Brockway Centre
business men should form such an or
ganization. Talk it up.
Last Friday the Itepublicans of this
village and surrounding country held a
barbecue, to which they invited all to
come. The fatted co,v was killed and
roasted whole. The threatening weath
er during the day kept a large number
away, but in spite of the desperate
weather the streets were crowded.
After dinner Thos. McVeigh spoke to a
large assembly in Central hall t and
when through all were invited to help
devour the ox. Not even a spare rib
was left. Gen. Wra". Ilartsuff, of Port
Huron, and lion. J. N. Bush',' of Lan
sing, addressed a large audience in Cen
tral hall in the evening.
NOW IS THE TIME!
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
ut H.O-W Prices
Straw Hats, Men's Shirts,
Wool Hats, Boys' Shirts,
Fur Hats, Men's Shoes,
Stiff Hats, Boys' Shoes,
Boys' Hats, Overalls,
Child'n's Hats Underwear.
A Choice Line of Groceries Always On Hand..
We always pay the highest prico lor Butter and Egg .
Please give us a call and get prices.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Men's Bnbber Boots for 82 00 I Good Whole Stock Boot, solo and
Best Long Leg Boot in town. tap for : $2 00
whole stock, for.... . 63 50 Boys' Boots from '.H)c. to 31.50
In Ladies Misses' and Children's Shoes we down them all.
OUM DISY GOODS STOCK
IS FULL AND COMPLETE.
Best Indigo Prints for 7 cents, all others f cents.
Our line of Clothing is full and complete, and wo are selling at prices that
In Ladies', Misses' and Children's Cloaks wo are to the front in quality and
price, and we are going to stay their.
Thanking the public for past favors and soliciting a continuanco of the same
we are Tours respectfully,
WEAR So PAISLEY.
One door north of Leonard's Hardware.
Glofiiing i F
TFo have a new and excellent line of the above including
Novelties in NECKWEAR, COLLARS & CUFFS.
We aro straining every faculty to make it profitable for you to pay
cash for goods.
Call and see our line before sponding your money elsewhere. Re
member, wo hayo all lines kept in a genoral store.
W- H f ALMER.
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Ono door south of Post Ofiico.
Brockway Centre, Mich.