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The Weekly Expositor.
Friday. Decembeii 28, 1890.
This question is a Gordon-knot.
Within it are tangled inexplicable
treaty relations, retaliatory measures,
mad prejudices, and above all, the fact
that there are three ends to the string.
The United States cannot treat with
Canada for the mutual benefit of both.
There is Great Britain to consult: a
fantom which offers no substantial
benefit to Canada itself, but whose
fabled "greatness" serves a great pur
pose in the mouths of unscrupulous
demagogues. To be called disloyal to
the British government is too often
considered a stigma. Few men dare
to speak their own convictions on an
nexatlon. But there are some men
there who have mental sight piercing
enough to see through the glittering
phantom of "loyalty" to their own
good. One of these is Edward Van
Cortland Wright. He sees no good
reason why on one side of an imagin
ary line a country rich in resources
should lie undeveloped, while on the
other side magnificent cities have
sprung up, as it were, in a trice, the
farming-class are wealthy and mines
are running at their fullest capacity.
He sees Englishmen investing their
capital in America, and not in Canada.
And he has the courage, although a
tory to protest against these things.
"If Canada is to be developed it must
be developed by Yankee enterprise and
capital." In this lies Canada's only
However we have been speaking of
what would be for Canada's good alone.
There are other benefits in which the
United States would share. The ad
vantage would be by no means one-sid
ed, but mutual. Still we are the more
powerful and so can better dispense
with Canada than Canada with us.
But Canada must move first. As was
the case with Texas, she must free her
self from Great Britain and then apply
for entrance into the Union. Never
theless annexation is at present far
distant. Reciprocity in trade is now
urged in lieu of it. But such relations
must be unrestricted to be efficient.
They must be as free as between the
States. No other arrangement can
prove of more utility than the other
numerous treaties which have been
made or attempted. The mooted ques
tions of fisheries, shipment in bond and
all the subject which they, embrace
must be included within it. It must
be a mutual friendship. Not the quib
bling enmity which has carped at
treaty provisions, claims the privilege
of shipment in bond of Canadian
goods, while it denies it to American
goods, pushes down the northern
boundary line from the 54 40' parallel
to the Straight of Juan de Fuca. and
continually snarls about retaliation.
All these old treaty stipulations must
be done away with. But to do this
brings in another power. The de
mands of Canada could easily be sat
isfied because they are identical with
ours. The British lion stands Cerberus-like
and must be quieted with an
oil-cake. England's demands are not
ours. They are, and have always been,
diametically opposed to ours." The
substantial success we have attained
has always been her chagrin. But
every Canadian measure must be
sanctioned by the English government.
Will she countenance such a measure
as reciprocity? We think not. It
would look like "Annexation." In that
she would be right. Free trade rela
tions would mean a close friendship,
almost relationship. As their hostility
to American institutions died out, the
"loyalty" fever would vanish. Then
the "good" of English alliance would
be questioned; and finally dispensed
with. Then what should Canada do?
Declaim itself a free rejmblic. It has
no use for "Great Britain. Let it re
pudiate her claim. Then friendship
would bo easy. Her trado relations
could be fittingly arranged. The United
States has no desires for self-aggrandizement.
A sister republic would be
cherished; and Canada's best interests,
in so far .13 they are connected with
the United States would be assured.
A GREAT NEED.
About the church centers nearly all
that is good in the community. Mor
ally speaking tho church is tho Sun,
v.'Iiosm brtehtness nlono has a counter
acting inf.r.rnce v..cn tho darkness
towards which we all tend. Its influ
ence i not always most potent
when rm ivel directly, ono might al
most say. But tlu; rejection of its
brightness, the warmth derived from
its proximity, arc the factors which
most of all effect tho majority in a com
munity. By the peculiar make-up of
people they cannot all be influenced by
creeds or church-rolls. The higher id
eal, however, the nobler manhood, in
ns far as it 1j displayed, silently reacts
upon men. They may scoff at the hy
pocraclcs of some, or even many, but
the lifo of a single silent but faithful
believer will more than balance that
evil effect, and despite all, create a
hearty respect for the Church and its
So men and women are attracted to
the Church. Professing small faith in
its teachings, they still take a genuine
pleasure in attending its services. In
truth they would like an exact realiza
tion of its teachings. We have many
such in our community. Small though
may be the church-rolls there Is a large
proportion of the town's reople who
are church-goers, in the better sense.
But the facilities in our village are odd
ly insufficient. The churches them
selves are nearly all wretchedly small
and inconvenient. Services are cut up,
In the morning here and in the evening
there. The same regulations prevail
as did when the place was nothing but
a four-corners. Loosely managed
church-organizations but barely pay
the ministers of the gospel. They are
treated more like public paupers than
like men who earn ten times what they
receive. But as a class they have no
one to protest against their grievances.
They are supposed to be thoroughly
content with their lot; thankful for
the crust that is thrown them.
Such an order of things ought not to
exist in this community. A village of
our size needs far better church accom
modations. The unorganized service
which we have is a relic of the country.
It has no connection with the needs
and deserts of a village. Were tho
church-going population properly or
ganized it could support in one church
at least a morning and evening service,
a commodious and thoroughly adapted
church building, and in truth, a well-or
ganized church in all its appointments.
Such an institution would be a factor
in the community. Its influence, even
upon those who seldom beheld its inte
rior, would be paramount. And above
all the attendance would be largely In
creased. Morning and evening servic
es, together with the undivided efforts
of a pastor would mean stability. The
minister's efforts would be concentrat
ed, and where the fractional moments
8pent(in numerous places accomplishes
little, his whole effort would be a
mighty factor for good.
We commend this proposition to the
moral people of the village. Let there
be something done, more benefitting
the proportions of the village, and that
shall serve more advantageously the
cause which all cherish. It is merely
following out a well-known teaching.
It is nothing new. "United we stand;
divided we fall." "In union there is
strength." These oft repeated maxims
have an equally fitting application here.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
On the reassembling of Congress, the
first business of importance is the re
ceipt of the President's ra essage. It
is a review of the country's prosperity
during the past year, considering fair
ly the working of those measures which
have already gone into effect. He de
monstrates how the silver law has
worked to the benefit of. the producer;
how silver is rapidly establishing itself
on a footing of equality with gold. Its
advanced value has had some effect in
raising prices all along the line, as was
anticipated. Trade, however, through
out the country for the year has been
unusually good. The excess of our ex
ports over last year amounted to $150,
000,000, while the balance of trade in
our favor amounted to SG8,000,000.
This shows that our ability for expor
ting has not been decreased. In
mentioning the McKinley bill ho says
that the adverse verdict of the people
was because they did not understand it.
The advanced prices were often ficti
tious or due to other causes, as the sil
ver bill for instance. He thinks it
should not be changed. He believes
that reciprocity will prove the only
wise way of opening foreign markets
for our surplus of farm produce. Ever
8l.ice the beginning of the administra
tion efforts have been made to increase
foreign trade. What is now most need
ed is good steamship communications
with these ports. He therefore urges
carefully measured subsidies to the
South American trade. lie advises the
passage of the Lodge election law.
For, he argues, if it falls heavily on the
South it is their own fault, not that of
the bill. It was framed broadly, and
is of universal application. It aims at
purity in elections. That so loud a
protest is made against it in some quar
ter should not arguo against it provi
ding it is right.
Auction' Sale Tho undersigned
will sell his farm-stock and implements
at public auction on Tuesday Dec,
at one o'clock on his farm in lloseburg.
W. V Lord, auctioneer.
Notice. Parties indebted to me are
hereby notified to call and settle their
accounts before Nov. 13, 1SIH). All ac
counts not settled before that date will
be placed with Drake & (Jillett for col
lection. This means business, gentle
men. 2ow.'J J. D. (Juinnfll.
Notice. A meeting of the teachers
of St. Clair county will bo held at the
school building in the city of Fort Gra
tiot, on Saturday forenoon, Nov. 2'.), for
the purpose of forming a teachers' as
sociation, such association to be a cor
poration, as provided by Act no. 117,
Session laws of 1855.
By order of Committee.
Ilucklen's Arnica halve.
The Best Salve in the world tor Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt ltheum, Fe
ver Sores, Tetters, Chapped Hands,
Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup
tions, and positively cures Piles, or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
Grant Holden & JJro.
Thoughts of a Day,
To watch the movements of the stars,
even to those who have not made the
subject a study, can not but suggest in
numerable thoughts, quiet thrillings,
mute instincts, winch nevertheless dis
course volumes. You look and watch
the silent Bentlnels in their muffled
marches. The magnitude of the Unl
verse overwhelms you. You feel your
comparative smauness. let von feel
elevated, and larger, freer than at any
other time. Then watch the stars some
clear night this month. The planets,
those little worlds hung up for our ob
servation, are out in full force now.
Fine sights, some of them I Little dla
nionds of changing hue they are. The
handsomest you will see in many a day.
L.et us oegin to name them. There
are Mercury, J ubiter and Mars, which
are all to be seen evenings now in the
west after sunset. Mercury is a truant
little star. Not one person in a thous
and ever saw it. Everyone has heard
of it. But owing to the usual cloudi
ness of our horizon at sunset it is most
difficult to find; for it never rises but a
short ways. Now it is up however:
look for it a very little ways north of
the point where the sun disappears. It
you see a little star there, that is Mer
cury. Then there are J ubiter and Mars,
two of the brightest stars in the skies.
They were in "conjunction" on Nov. 13.
Now you will find them quite near to
gether, in the constellation of Capricor-
nus. look, in the west a third or the
way back on the path of the sun. and
you should find them. J ubiter is of
an amber yellow, and Mars is a golden
red. They are a handsome pair. The
other stars you will have to get up in
the morning to see. Venus and Saturn
are the prettiest. Venus is that pretty
star you have seen all summer in the
west at about the place from whence
the sun dissappeared. It has just be
come morning star, and can be seen a
little while before the sun rises In the
east. Then there is Saturn. It is a
glorious star of a golden hue. It rises
about 12 o'clock at night now. It will
continue to rise later and later until the
end of the month. It is a grand sight
and you should not miss it.
Henceforth we can reckon our
selves within the grasp of winter. Now
sleighing parties, skating parties, and
even the rollicking, smearing taffy-pulls
are all the order of the day. Then in a
few days comes Christmas with its half
smuggled secrets, its vague hintings
and all its hurry and bustle. Why, we
should have a Christmas entertainment
for the children 1 Christmas will be
here in a trice. But time Hits along so,
it has slipped away from us ere we
were aware of it. so the little one will
have to let Kris Kringle do his mission
down through the chimney. That will
do. If only the smiling old gentleman
does come. We have stockings we in
tend to hang up for him. We have
picked out a good big one too. Santa
always fills the stocking you know.
Yes; for you happy little ones. Santa
has always been very generous with
you. But can it be that he dislikes the
poor little ones so that he does not treat
them to toys and sweetmeats, but re
serves it for the wealthy boys and girls ?
Alas; that is the worst thing I know
about the kind old fellow. He causes
many sighs and tears among the little
ones notwithstanding his good inten
tions. There are many little children
who will find their stockings hanging
by the cold fire place on Christmas
morning as limp and lank as they were
the night before. Then what heart
burnings there will be within those
thin little breasts. "Does Santa Claus
also, just like every body else, hate poor
little children?" It is this searing of
the young hearts that hardens them.
Santa Claus has forgotten them; God
has forsaken them and cares not for
their suffering; Man is not troubled
about them however much they may
shiver with cold and hunger. Then
comes distrust and hatred. It grows to
that in the adult. Criminality is not
far away then. If only there was some
way to stop the suffering you would
stop the crime at once. Crime too oft
en is but the reflex-action against the
abuses society has perpetrated. Then,
little children, who have plenty of gifts
share them with your unfortunate lit
tle neighbors. Spare their suffering.
l ou will perhaps do much good, l ou
may soften a heart. You will throw a
bright light within it. You may save
Tax-payers. I will be at the Uapley
House. Yale, every Friday during De
cember for the purpose of collecting
taxes. Wm. II. llAitms, -
Treasurer of Brockway Township.
Dram Your Cellar.
We have ordered a full car load of
drain tile, all sizes and grades. A few
dollars' worth will drain your cellar,
barn yard, or pond holes on your place
perfectly dry, and they last a life-time.
Order at once. 32 Taitan & Law.
For Sale or Exchange.
A house situated in the village of
Memphis, with two acres of land, two
orchards, barn etc. a desirable piece of
property, owner will sell or exchange
lor property in tho viliago of lale.
terms low. Call on or address J. A,
Menzies, ExrosiTon, Yale Mich. 20tf.
Farm For Salo Cheap.
The east half of the south-east quar
ter of Section five (ireenwood, known
as the Cuthbert farm, consisting of 70
acres cleared, and 10 acres woodland,
with good buildings and orchard, will
be sold cheap on easy terms. For fur
ther particulars address, M. W. Smith,
Marlette, Sanilac Co., Mich. lSm:j
Young Men Invest ! .
10.000 acres good farming lands for
sale from one to live miles of tho thriv
ing viliago of Coleman, Midland coun
ty, Prices ranging from tf.to8 per
acre. Perfect title. Terms to suit pur
chaser. For further particulars, ad
dress or como and see an old Yale boy.
I). B. Mknekey,
lSrn3 Coleman, Mich.
A Tremendous Offer.
We have made arrangements for giv
ing to the public the Detroit Echo with
the FxrosiTon: For 31.50 we will send
you the Expositor for one year and the
Detroit Kcho, the Evening News Week
ly, an eight page paper of solid reading,
full of news and stories.- Send for a
My Stock of
Millinery & Fancy Goods
Is Large and Varied and ha been selected
with special reference to the wants of the com
munity, both as to Price and Quality; and being
desirous of converting it into Cash I will from
now until the end of the holidays sell at
Prices that must give Satisfaction to All
who may please to faver me with their patron
age Call itnd see me before buying elsewhere.
MONTANA, OBEGON AND WASHING
TON. Colonists for Montana, Orejron, Washington
or British Columbia points should take no other
line than the Northern Pacific ltallroad.
This railroad, with its main and branch lines,
has brought into communication with the east
nil prominent sections of the great northwest.
It is the only line traversing Montana and
Washington. It Is the only line running
through trains front the east to and through the
state of Washington. It is the short line from
8t. Paul to Untie City and Helena, Mont., Spo
kane Falls. Wash., and Portland. Oregon, and
the only all rail line to Tocoina and Seattle,
Under present car arrangements Pullman
sleeping cars and furnished tourist sleepers are
run via the Wisconsin Central, and Pullman
Palace Sleepers via the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, and Northern Pacific from Chicago
through to the Pact tic coast without chamre.
In addition to this service the Northern Pacific
runs on its through express trains regular day
coaches, dining cars and free colonist sleepers
from St. Paul to Tacoma and Portland.
The Northern Pacillc lines allow the holders
of second class tickets to stop at Spokane Falls,
Wash., and at all points west thereof, ten days
at each place desired. This will enable settlers
to thoroughly examine all lands for sale In the
state before selecting a ermaneut location. No
other line offers holders of second-class tickets
an opportunity of examining all sections of this
great state without the paymeut of additional
lares of from 5.oo to $20.00.
For maps, time tables and illustrated pamph
lets, or any special Information desired, address
your nearest station agent, Clias. 8. Fee, tlen'l
Pass, and Ticket Agent, St. Paul. Minn.
c icxx x x-i-icro:- .
SERVICES alternately at 10.30 o'clock a. m.
and 7.30 p. m. He v. W. F. Perkins, pastor.
Sunday School at 2 p. in. A. Goheen. Supt.
SERVICES alternately at 10.30 a. m. and 7.30
p.m. llev. F. It. Keuuett, pastor. At home
Thursday of each week. Sabbath school at 2 p.
in. James II. Moore, Supt.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
AT A. C. CHAPEL. Services at 11 a. m.
Prayer meetings every Thursday evening
at 7 o'clock.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
TMenerev's Corners. Worship Lord's Day
:. morning at 10.30, and preaching every alter
ate Sunday evening at 7 o clock.
DR. BENJ. CLYNE.
PHYSICIAN AND 8UROEON. Graduate of
the department of medicine and surgery at
Ann Arbor. Olllce on Main street, first build
ing south of (Justin Block Vale.
DR. G. S. NEY.
PHYSICIAN AND SUIKiEON. Office on
Main street, opposite Duffle block, Yale,
Office hours from 12 to 2.30 each day.
DRAKE & GILLETT.
ATTORNEYS and Couttselors-at-Lnw. Collec
tions a specialty. Marriage Licenses ob
tained. Office Next to Exi'OHiTOH office. Up
stairs in Rapley Block, Yale.
GEO. H. BROWN, D.D.S.
DENTAL R(X)MS. Opposite Post Office, Tort
Huron. Latest modes of operating, includ
ing bridge work or artificial teeth without plates.
ATTORNEY and Counselor-at-Law. Rooms
In the McKenua block. Probate business
and collections promptly attended to.
CHAS. S. NORTHUP.
ATTORNEV-AT-LAW, Stevens Block, Port
W. W. LORD.
AUCTIONEER. Peck, Mich., is prepared to
attend all kinds of sales on short notice and
at reasonable rates. Correspondence solicited.
Orders sent either by null or telephone to Dr.
Toal at Peck will be promptly attended to.
W. D. BUTTERFIELD.
ARCHITECT. Room 12, Stewart block. Tort
Huron. Parties intending building should
send and get estimates and plans.
AVERY & AVERY.
COUNSELORS and Attoineys-at-Law. Stew
art block, Port Huron. All legal business
given prompt attention.
TH)NSORIAL ARTIST, Yale. If you want a
A first class hair cut, shave, shampoo or sea
foam, don't fall to give him a call. Charges
GEO. W. BELL.
property or any kind of sales promptly at-
lenucu iu. vmuci h il hi. me jvmmiuu oiiicu
will receive prompt attention. Correspondence
A GENERAL INVITATION Is extended to
all to call and see mc when in town. Good
accommodations for commercial travelers and
farmers. A choice selection of wines, liquors
and cigars always on hand. Thomas Rapley,
1)ORT HURON, W.F. Ballenllne, proprietor
Good accommodations for the traveling nub
ile at reasonable rates.
F. & A. M.
"OKOCKWAY LODGE, No. 3ir. Meets
rf Thursdays on or ix-lore full moon,
k at Masonic hall, Main street, Yale.
Visiting brethren will receive a frater
nal welcome. John Walk, W. M.
O. T. M.
VAt.K TENT, No. 80.
I Regular review every
1st ami ;'.r! I Tuesday even
ings at h o'clock sharp, in
their hall, ,nt. block.
Visiting Knight will be
r.iy.illy received. Members
rcmicstcd to attend regu
larly, .lames E. I.ulz,
Iteeord Keeper. William
I. O. O. F.
A ivanci: lodge, n. no.
: J 4 '" :iv Meet everv I rlday evening nt
their hall In Chamberlain block,
' Yele. Members of the order are
cordially Invited to attend. .Inn. Ilallock, N.G.
Ilarinonv auw. No. 1;. I. of It., meets every al
ternate Wednesday. Mattle .lone N.G.
I. O. F.
COURT YALE, No. 3!!, Meets the second and
last Mondays In each month nt 7:.) o'clock
1. M. Visiting parties In vicinity are Invited to
attend. W. COWING, C. R.
A Yl'AKI ! nnVrtiilt. to trt(!v
laacli any lalrljr ttitrilip) til -r.onof Hth.r
art, who an mil Kin) rilr, and who,
ftr Intlrurtlon.wlU work luriuttrlonily,
how to ram lhr Ifcontanrf Italian
Vr In their own lo alltlra.whrrxr.r tli.T II... I will ataoftirnLh
Ik. altuatlnn orsinplnynirnl.at whli h uiran ram that amount.
No man f.ir ma.nl.M uim K.riil ahiir.. Kn.lljr md quick It
laaruad. I dValra bat on woraar from rack ilitrtrl ur county. I
b. almd? taught ami iirovin.fi with tniplnrni.nl a l.rr.
aumtwr, who ara niaklnf nr mni a iraraarh. Ill J K W
nt WO I. III. lull partli-vlar. T K KiC. Adtl at .nr..
K. V, L.L.k.N. Uai 4a, AhimU, Alula.
Has removed to the corner store in the DUFFIE
BLOCK, Yale, Michigan, where he will be
pleased to see his many customers
and old friends.
A. SEIGEL & SONS,
211 HURON AVENUE, PORT HURON.
Oar Fall Stock of Ready-Made Clothing has arrived and is tbo finest
ever offered in Port Huron. We offer bargains in Gents Furnishings.
Collars and Cuffs in all the Latest Styles. Neckwear in the very New
est Designs. Underwear at Piices that will Satisfy You.
We have in our employ Bert Schrara, of Yale, who will bo ploased to
have his friends call on him when in Port Huron.
A. SIEGEL & SON, Port Huron.
HARRIS' CARRIAGE ft WAGON WORKS
Still to tlx lErorrt I
With the Largest and Best assortment of Carriages and Buggies ever
offered in this vicinity. Buggies of very style and finish; also work
made to order on short notice. Call and see my Celebrated Steel Qear
Buggv the best in the market. A Full Line of Fine Farm VVagons,
which I propose to sell cheap, and warrant every article hero mentioned
Please call early and look over my stock and pick out a bue:gy for your
self. We make ten different styles. Repairing and painting a specialty.
Horseshoeing and jobbing promptly attended to. Thanking the public
for past patronage, I would further solicit a continuance of the same.
WM. II- HAHEIS. - : aSroc2sro-ay.
A liiiiiii ini ni Fnriie
IN BED-ROOM SUITES
Which we are selling very cheap; also every article of house furnishing.
The Largest Stock of
Lumber - and - Shingles !
In this locality which we will sell at Lowest Figures. Don't fail to call
and see us. ' Respectfully Yours,
, GOHEEN & YOUNG, Yale, Mich.
If You Value Your Hard Earned Money
Stop and give attention to the following.
The undersigned has just received an invoice of
New York Goods I
Such as has never been offered to the public of this
ELEGANT - NEW - DRESS - GOODS
WITH TRIMMINGS TO MATCH.
Away down to suit both the times and purchaser.
Scots and Sks, Hats ad Caps, Bents' and Youths' Clothing1
at prices that cannot be beaten in Detroit market.
Ci" All goods found in a first-class general store, at
prices that defy competition, can be seen at tho busi
ness headquarters of
W. H. B ALLBNTINB
Incorporated Under inc Itulldliie and
OP DETROIT, MICH.
F, V. lI.MS,lrest. !:. II. PAINR, ffec. . II. COLKMAN, Trcas.
FIRST FINANCIAL STATEMENT, JULY 15th, 1S90
rmih on linnrt nml In Iwiuk $1.1. 1 1" .H
JionJs ntnl nn)it;n;.'i's, lirKt lit us on real eslali' and tho Ktoefe tlio
borrowers in tin company KJ,100 00
Amounts In the hands of local tn fis.ureia for tlio purposo of cloning
loans. Ho fi.lll 40
Furniture, Fixtures, Hocks, 8(:it touery and Kunrfrle 4Xl .11
Total assets S10si,:i08
Loan fund balance S !U?.1 07
Interest l,t17 7'i
rreinimns earned and unearned 10
(Capital invested 73.C04 4
Fixed dividend stock paid for, but not Issued 1MM7 nt
Amounts due to acents. etc 0,lsu 01
Total llablltles 8103,308
The Undivided Profits, consisting of Interest, Surrendered Profits and
Earned Premium, etc., are 2,274.00.
Amount of loans accepted, but not closed, on July 15th, 1800, over
$7.50 Deposited Monthly will Realize $ljO0Q in abut 73 Us.
t or information as to pian, security, etc., call on
D i. GL 0- XTE"2 Qocrotaryr "STalo, MicH.
lioan Law of the State of Michigan.