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Friday. Decembeii 28, 1890. CANADIAN BEOIPBOOITY. 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 salvation. 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 Institutions. 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. .John Mathkws. 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. f- 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 a soul. 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 copy. IMPORTANT NOTICE. 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. Porcio Johnson. 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, Washington. 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:- . METHODIST PROTESTANT. 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. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. 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. A' TMenerev's Corners. Worship Lord's Day :. morning at 10.30, and preaching every alter ate Sunday evening at 7 o clock. STJ-SXSTESS DIEEOTORT. 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. WM. GOWAN. 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 Huron, Mich. 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. GEORGE BROOKS. 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 moderate. 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 solicited. RAPLEY HOUSE. 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, proprietor, Yale. COMMERCIAL HOUSE. 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. .Joseph Ef- men, secretary. 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 Strong, Commander. 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. $3000: 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. fimm REMOVED. JAS. COOPER.. 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, CLOTHING 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 vicinity before. 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 SHOCKWAY, MICH. Incorporated Under inc Itulldliie and Loan 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 $17,000 00. $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. nvestment