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VOL. 1.
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Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent.
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ji ........Ldealers is : ..
.'.."...Corner Main and Elm Streets,....:'.
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Puie Drugs, Medicine?, Varnish,
Glass, Oils and 35ye-StnEs, ...
J Will alwaja be found at
A large and carefully aelected stock of
Carsfnl biyera will find it to their advantage to
give us a call.
A. M. GEROW, proprietor.
Zlacklnavf Summer Resorts.
: , Ileadquartexs old k
Ainerican Fur Company,
NEWLY repainted and refitted this reason,
incioja proximity to theJandirff.v Liyery
tiI. n .L&c c- turnihed at a moment's no
C4r. ata rooms. billiard iAm aarniA rooms
noltf . Chcboysran, Mich.
-QR. F, J. POMMIER, . , .
Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur,
Can be found at his residence, opposite the
Catholic Church, at Cheboygan.
It having been reported that I do not intend to
remain in this place, I talc this manner of in
forming the public that I intend to makethU
place ray permanent. residence,. and siimIL ia the
f orinac open a flrt crass drujr tore," where the
best and purest French medicines shall be kept.
All those who desire medical treatment for an v
mala-iy 1 6hal be happy to wait upon. nol3-3m
Office at City Drug Store. Professional calls
promptly attended. noitt
rp A. PERRIN, M. D.,
Office In Central rrn? Store, sign of the Red
Mortar, now e:ra oioct. ? - - r noitt
Heal Estate,
X1 sale and houses to rent by
noioir k. fATiiiasuN, Cheboygan.
Barber Shop,
31.' H. KELLEY,'
(Shop on Corner of Main and Third Sts.)
Ladies switches trade to order in the best style.
Cotnbings, hich many consider worthless, mane
up t-quaily well with other hair. Personam
wint of anything in this line will do well to jrivc
mo a call. noistf
Heal Estate,
10,000 ACRES
Choice Hard fcd Farming
A small payment down and the balance la
easy ioslallmcnu.
THESE LANDS are all silnated within a rea
sonable distance of Cheboygan, and ar
among the btetin this section ot the state. It
Is cheaper to bur choice land near town, at a
reasonable price, than to take inferior lands lor
nothing. - noii-ir
Hardware and StovesJ
Agent for Cranes celebrated Mill Do
Send 55c to G. P. BO WELL ,& COu i Ne w Yprk,
A Few Remarks Upon a Somewhat Re
markable Speech.
(To the Editor.)
I have before me a copy of the North
ern Light, a paper published in Canada,
opposite Sault St. Marie, anil - it contains
a most remarkable communication froir
the Soo. Itappear3 by It that ft resident
of. that village, a. prominent merchant,
was given a birth day party by his family
and friends, and that it was very pleas
ant and entertaining all of this is as it
should be and from the account it must
have been a beautiful ,sight to sec the
children take such active interest in hon
oring their father.
The greater? part of the communica
tion, however, is taken up with the pro
ceeding of one Hon. G. W. Brown, who,
according to the, Canadian luminary,
made a rcsponsQ to a toast. ; The, Honor
able Brown begaii with telling the en
tertained gentlemen that few men of the
age of 4G could boast of having accom
plished as much as he had. He then
said: "You came here 28 years ago, a
young man 18 ears of age, with scarcely
a dollar. To-dry you cannot be worth
less than one hundrel thousand.? As
the gentleman made no objection to this
public statement of his financial condition,
I suppose that must be admitted a3 the
correct amount of his lucre. Continuing
his remarks, the eloquent Brown says:
"You have lived in an age, andwith a
people, careless and indifferent in morals
industry, ambition and education."..
; Now, I think this is rather a reflection
on the Smites, and they should feel out
raged at the Honorable Brown lor his
slanders upon their fair fame. To be
sure we have all Ik arc! of Soo law and Its
summary process. "Who on the lakes has
not? But I am surprised to learn that
all the Sooites that is, all but the gen
tlemen addressed were careless and in
different in morals, ambition and educa
tion ; but even if what he says Is true,
I wonder at the Honorable Brown ad
mitting 5o much o himself. tBut4pcr
haps this depravity on the part of the
people of the Soo accouuts lor the thriv
ing merchant having all the money the
hundred thousand dollars leaving the
others nothing but white fish it is sad !
After thus sizing the gentleman's pile,
and addressing some complimentary re
marks to the lady of the house, wherein
he said he was glad she had the good
sense to ask him and his friends in to the
feast, the Honorable Brown proceeds to
address the children, and here comes the
richness! He tells them that "as chil
dren, you eat with the silver spoon fur
nished by your father ; ride on the sil
very wave ot popuiaritv, put in 'motion
by him, and command the respect, es
teem, consideration and attention of all
around vou due to Mm,"
That huudied thousand dollars must
bo a deal of money at the Soo.. The
Honorable Brown thinks that homage is
due from all that immoral, lazy and ig
norant population, on account of it, and
Is particular iii advising the young chil
dren of their exlated position, so that
they will De sure to demand the homage
due them. I am afraid there wilLbea
little rebellion among some of . the juve
nile immoral, lazy and ignorant, and am
reminded oi. the story ot the little boy
why boasted that his papa's house had a
portico all around it. "That's nothin,' M
said auother, "my papa's house has got a
mortgage on it."
The Honorable Brown closes his dis
ciplinarian address with tellinsr tbe
children that their friends and neighbors
will expect very great things from them,
'all because they say your father is rich."
- Ergo. According to the Honorable
Brown, ii the parent or these now .for
tunate children should lose his hundred
thousand dollars, and he no longer rich,
nothing will be expected from them, and
they will naturally fall into the immoral,
lazy and Iguorant condition of the ordi
nary Sooffcs.'. , , J V..
Badinage aside, I do . not remember to
have seen more lulsome obsequiousness to
money, or more sycophantic llatterv
than is contained in this address, and do
not believe that any respectable paper
published in the United States would
have received it without taking excep
tions to its morality, and pointing out
the danger of such teaching to chil
dren. . . .
" If such doctrine generally obtains at
the Soo, I would recommend missionary
labor there ; but I fear the field is occu
pied by the enemy, for it appears by the
communication that a reverend gentle
man present endorsed the remarks of the
Honorable Brown, "Granger."
- ... . . Harbor Matters. ..
The appropriations for the river and
harbdr iraprovemants are not as yet defi
nitely settled, nor d.-es it .appear that the
committee having the matter in charge,
have fully settled the matter among them
selves Last Saturday the Hquse commit
tee on Commerce' held a ' meeting and
heard the reprcsentat ves of the north
western states on this subject.'; The lnter-
es s of Michigan were advocated by Sena
tors Ferry and Christlancy, and Represen
tatives Hubbell, Potter, Bradley and Wm.
B. Williams. . 'Jhe committee tOfk no ac
tion, bat it is'cxpected they will complete
and report the bill within the next week.
Senator Ferry said he had no doubt about
Michigan, but there will be a largo reduc
tion in the general sum annroDriated. and
the bill will have to'be "made to suU'the
policy 'of : the majority in the House in
other matters.
The Building of the Marquette
- and Mackinaw Railroad a
' Certainty.
Tho Contract Will Probably be For
mally Let on the 29th.
Last week Governor Bagley summoned
the Board of Control together by tcle
graphi to meet at his. office in Detroit on
Friday, in accordance; with an arrange
ment made at the last regular meeting in
Lansing, to receive proposals for the build
ing of the Mackinaw and Marquette rail
road, as provided bj' the act of the last
Legislature, should any propositions be
received before the next regular meeting
on the 29th of this month. The Board
consists of -Gov. Bagley. Secretaryof
State Ilolden, Treasurer McCreery, Aud
itor General Ely, Commissioner Clapp
and Attorney General Smith, all of whom
were present.' It was found that two ri
val parties were anxious to take the con
tract, one composed mostly of eastern
capitalist-, and the other of western.
The former were represented at the meet
ing by Andrew Stone, of Cleveland,
brother of Amasa Stone, formerly of the
Lake Shore road, and Mr. H. S. Crosby
and Mr. Lanmann, of New York city, all
of whom were present at the meeting.
The western cax'Ualists are represented
by Capt. Craw, of Fruitporl, and Messrs.
Stevenson, Cooper and Webster, of Chi
cago, none of whom were present except
Capt. Craw. Each party seemed anxious
to secure the contract and business was
lively for a time, but owing to the absence
of the Chicago parties who were expected
to arrive during the day, the Board ad
journed to ten o'clock the following
morning. Mr. Stone left for home in the
evening, but the others remained.
The Board met on Saturday according
to adjournmeutvand lurther considered
the proposuion3 received. No definite
action, however, was taken by the Board,
the whole matter being deferred to its
next regular meeting in Lansing on the
29th inst
The Detroit Post says that the propo
sitions arc of such a character, and the
guarantees offered' by both parties, are
such that the road 'is certain to be built,
no matter to which of them the Board
may award the contract.
" Thus it seems that the prospect is
more favorable for a speedy agree
ment, and upon terms more ad
vantageous to the state than were at first
supposed. At the previous meeting Capt.
Craw and his backers were unwilling to
bid except upon the condition that the
road should be built entirely from .the
Marquette end, but at this meeting they
expressed a willingness to begin work at
both ends of the road . simultaneouslj.
The cost of grading and ironing tho road
was estimated at f 20,000 per mile one
party put it as low as $15,000. The length
ot the proposed road is 147 miles, so that
at the highest estimate the total cost of
the road would be 2,940,000. Accord
ing to the last annual report of Commis
ioner Clapp the amount of laud available
in the four counties of Chippewa, Macki
naw, Marquette aud Schoolcraft, through
which the road will pass", is 1,300,000
acres. Whichever oi the parties now bid
ding shall receive the contract, it is ex
pected that work will begin with as little
delay as possible at both ends of the line,
and that it will be pushed speedily to
completion. ; It is a matter of sincere
congratulation to the people of the state,
and particularly the people of Cheboy
gan, that ihe prospects lor the . early
commencement and rapid building of
this road are so fair.
The Jail Prospect.
The prospects for a new jail do not
seem to be quite as encouraging as they
were. The readers Jof the Tribune will
remember that at the last meeting of the
Board of Supervisors' h resolution was
adopted, snbmitting'td a vote of the peo
ple, a proposition to raise ?4,000, by bond
ing the county, to build a new jail. This
was all right, but the law requires that
notices of such Kn election shall be pub
lished and posted in prominent places.
This has not been done, and it . is the
opinion that this neglect will cause the
election, if held, to be Illegal. This will
destroy any prospects for a new jail un
less' a 'special election is called for the
purpose. . ::: v, . -
Lawlessness at Little Traverse.
. Little Traverse must be an exceedingly
pleasant place In which to live. - Law suits
seem to be the order5 of the da - The
slightest . pretext 1 sufficient . for legal
proceedings to be commenced. Ford, the
Prosecuting Attorney of Emmet county,
seems to be the leading spirit ia all this
lawlessness.. A short time ago Ford had
R. H. Thomas arrested for improperly
exposing his person, and before - the case
was .terminated Thomas assaulted Ford
and seriously injured bim, .whereupon
Ford has had Thomas arrested for assault
with intent to kill. And 'now, Thomas
turns upon Ford and has him arrested
for; attempt j to commit a rape upon the
person of a squaw. This trial resulted
in an adjournment until last Wednesday,
the result of which we have not IearhAi.
Triily Little Traverse is sorely afflicted J
BY R. D.
Written for the K&tuejik TAisuxr.
I sit and dream of the past and build
castles for the futures In my dreams of
the past I am a child again. I see a mother
a3 I remember her when too young to
realize what I might be should I lose
her. I see her as I saw her in my riper
years. I see her as I saw her last. Dear,
fond mother. Some time, some day shall
I clasp your hand just over in the morn
ing land. .
Yet I dream and I see my aged father
and the little ones, all the way along
from childhood's days until maturcr
years have taught me. that all things are
fleeting and fading away.' The sisters,
too-I see them now how they were
and how I loved them. As I sit and
dream, a thousand fond memories rush
through my brain, of pleasant scenes
long past. Shall I ever see them- more ?
I hopefully J say some time, some day,
though it may not be until it be with
mother, "just over in the morning land."
Dear reader, we talk of what we will
do some day, and though that day may
never come, yet some day is the hopeful
word and thought that makes the pres
ent brighter, and to pass all too quickly.
Though the years move on seemingly all
too slow to bring us cur long waited for
some time. Some time it will come. We
hope it will, at least, and with the hope
comes the cheerful smile with which We
cheer on the present.
Perhaps to-day we regret things that
that are past; perhaps we hed bitter
tears at thoughts, which come thronging
to our mind, what might have been, or
what would be could we but live our
lives over again, but in the midst of this
silent sorrow, comes the thought, that
some time, some day this will be at an
eud. We live on hopes for the future,
and we believe that some time, some day,
the tears will all be shed; that happier
times are for us some time some day.
So kind reader we will dream on; and
we will build our air castles, never doubt
ing but some time, some day, it may be,
we will occupy them.
Land Suits. -The
Lansing Republican says that At
torney General Smith, in behalf the peo
ple of the state oi Michigan, is about to
commence suits in the circuit court for
that county in chancery against Charles
F. Rugglcs and Daniel D. Rugglcs,
.of Manistee, lor deception and fraud in
reg ird to agricultural college lands. They
bought considerable quantities of these
lands at $3 per acre, making oath that
there were valuable only for farming pur
poses, when the lands were really valua
ble for pine timber thereon, and the
price was 5 per acre. They paid only
one-quarter ot the purchase money down,
at ?3 per acre, with interest at seven per
cent on the amount unpaid, whereas the
whole price of $5 per acre was required
in cash for pine timber 1 aid. For this
confederating and agreeing to defraud
the people" ol thi3 state, the said Daniel
D. Ruggles and Charles F., his son, are
required to appear into court and show
why their part-paip cirtificate should not
be canceled, and the sale ol land to them
declared void. Several other parties
whose names have not transpired will
be hauled up by the. Attorney: General
for similar transactions, whereby the
people are subjected to los3.
Trespassers take Warning.
Fort Mackinac, Mich.,
y ; ; ' March 20, 187G. 5
Ed. Tribune: I will be obliged if
you will publish the following letter, a
copy of which has been sent to me for
my information;. for the information. of
all whom it may concern.
I have the same instructions r to pro
ceed against trespassers, for the National
Park lands on this idand. with the addi
tion that I am empowered to pay. ten
dollars reward for the arrest and convic
tion of each offender.
. ,Respecifu!ly,&c,
A. L. Ifouoii,
Maj. 22d infV. Brevet Col. U. S. A., Com
manding Post.
War Department, Washington )
City, March 7. 1870'. . J
Sir : I am informed by the command
ing officer at Fort Mackinac, Mich., that
citizens are.?utllngt andj hauling wood
from the military reservation on" Bois
Blanc Island, Mich. The reservation is
no longer needed for military purposes,
and the passage of an act has beMi rec
ommended to authorize , its transfer, to
the custody of the Secretary of the In
terior for disposition. For the present
it U under the control, of this depart
ment, and as its greatest value is from
the timber upon it, Col.- A. L. Hough,
commanding officer, Fort Mackinac,
Mich., has been directed to take active
measures to have the trespassers brought
before the court, and with this end- in
view, I have the honor to request that
the U. S. Attorney for the Eastern Dis
trict of Michigan be instructed to asist
Col. Hough. ' y ' ' '
Very resp-y, your obt sev't,
(Signed) : Geo. W. Robeson,
Acting Secretary of War.
To the Honorable, the Attorney General. -
-They -want Flour.
Th Detroit Post says' that on Monday
last Capt. Ward received a dispatch' from
the Sault staiDg that the supply of fiQur
was short, aiid.thatthe.peoplewanted to
purchase 'from the cargo1 -of the steamer
City of Fremont, in winter quarters there.
It is probable that they will be allewed to
obtain-the'flonrJ' 7- - r - i "-Y- "
Sue Wanted a Centennial Hustle.'
Our reporter has been roam? nr again.
Even through the storm of last wi e'e he
Rime into the editor's sanctum, bearing
upon his countenance the impress that
matters of mighty magnitude were lock
ed within his breast. He was not more
than half " located in his chair before he
commenced. -
"It matters not how I gained this in
formation, but it Is sufficient for the read
ers of the Tribune to know that in this
village there lives a woman who, a few
Weeks sinc3, had : everything which she
desired but a 'Centennial bustle. "
"'Centennial bustle?' WhatV th.it f
t'A 'Centennial bustle," answered the
reporter, rattling it off as though It had
been a familiar subject with him since
early childhood.' ."A 'Centennial bustle
is a monstrous thing an impious combin
ation of steel springs and tapes, which
reaches from the Waist io the ankles, and
prevents the wearer from bitting down or
leaning, her back against the wall. It
has to ba worn with circumspection an!
clean stockings, for it is given to fantas ic
tricks and sudden upward tilts."
" Ah !" remarked the editor, as the re
porter seemed to have finished his. de
scription. "Did the lady know about
these disadvantages 5
"O ! yes, she knew, but it only seomel
to make the coveted article more desira
ble in her eyes; for it is a lact that in the
line of female wearing apparel, anything
that is particularly hard to manage is apt
to be in the very zenith of fashion. She
called the attention of her husband to the
lovely effect of . the .'Centennial bust'e
on the figures of other women." but the
'heartless brute' could see nothing but
deformity in them, and swore that if she
ever attempted to wear one he would
burn it or destroy it in some o. her pro
finc way. This didn't discourage her.
She saved her money, and one day she
went to the store and bought the bustle."
"Then I suppose she was happy?" re
marked the editor.
"Happy !" said the reporter, "she never
was so happy in her life as when she got
home and untied the string that com
pressed it into a small package, and saw
it spread into a mammoth concern that
looked as though it would fill half the
room. Then she tried it on and stood
before the dressing case. The effect was
not quite -what she had pictured in her
mind. She wanted her skirts to stand
out behind, but they stood out like a cir
cus pavilion, and . that was too much.
I Then she triel to walk, but the unruly
thiug struck against her ankles every
step, and tilted her skirts in a way that
was utterly demoralizing. She couldn't
sit down, but she had expee'ed this, aud
therefore was neither grieved or surpris
ed at it. She couldn't g up or down
stairs, and that she hadn't expected. She
couldn't go out In the stret at all, and
that she wasn't prepared for, nor woaldu't
contemplate." :
"Perhaps, with practice she might have
managed its Intricacies," observed the
"Well she experimented with It two
hours and a half, and then broke down
in despair,' and determined to ssnd it
back. Ti er j. was a painful uncertainty
about it being received at the store again,'
and a distressing recollection of her hus
band's threat to burn it up, haunted the
little woman's mind. To complete her
misery, she had to keep it over night,
aud there did not seem to be room
enough in the house for it. She laid it
on the spare bed and pressed it down
with weights, and covered it with pil
lows, and so hid it from the the sight of
her unapprcciative husband. The, next J
day before nine o'clock she exchanged it
for a short bustle, in which she could sit
own or stand up with an equal certainty
and comfort." , ; .-. 1
The reporter stopped, with an expec?-
ant look upon his countenance, as though
he expected a reply. The editor said : . .
"Wisdom learned from experience is
not often forgotten' ;. ,
"She say 8 'Centennial bustles' are un
holy frauds, and that she shall use her
influence against them."
The reporter then went out into tie
storm again and left us wondering.
: School Board Meeting.
The School Board held a meeting last
Monday evening, the principal business
coming before It being the consideration
of the matter of hiring teachers for the
coming year. After talking the subject
over considerably, it was voted to em
ploy Mr. O. B. Weed at a salary of $75
per month, for the senior department,
and Mrs. Buck at a salary of $40 per
m)nth, for the primary department. The
intermediate department would be filled
at some luture time.
No other business was transacted ather
than ordering the payment of a bill of $9
to Ainsley Buck. ; .:, . (
Style for 76. i
Mrs. Huckins will soon go. to New
York City, and will buy. larger than
ever,- and as ; she also personaliy attends
to making up fine and cheap millinery,
after the latest patterns, saving makers'
and jobbers' profits, to her patrons, thus j
she is able to, suit all in color, quality
and -price. Special orders are, being :
taken for Paris patent hats and .bon
ne te,. La PIE,4! PT.VAJE CAtI,. ' (35V t
-NO. 37,
That Grand Rapids axe factory is rated
at OOO-'axe power per annum.
Rev. M. W. Pilchcr of Jackon has start
ed for China, a missionary for to be. ,
Ann ' Arbor Agricultural . Implement
company will make a big spread at tho
Centennial. ,'. .
Two young meu of Owosso have pur
chased a small steamer to run between
that place and Coruuna on the Shiawas
see. Mrs. Rebecca P. Gillespie, wife of Bish
op Gillespie, of the dioces of western
Michigan, wa3 . buried at Ann Arbor,.
Friday. ' '
Plymouth church of Adrian sends forth
a -bid" for Rev. Albert F. Pierce to come
and minister its spiritual wants, aiid hs
is coming. .
... Jtrs. James McClay, of Grand Havcii,
undertook to get into eternity by . that
backdoor over which men have written
the name, "suicide," but she failed.: :
A Mayfltid lumber merchant has a
large black bear for private watch man' in
his lumber yard. The watchman never
gets drunk, and attends to business.
Judge Warner Wing of Monroe, a
wealthy citizen, and for several yearn
judge of the Supreme court, died at hi
residence there on Saturday, aged 70
years.; . . -
, The whole amount of John Larkin
embezzlement of county funds for the
past 19 years is reported by a f committee
of the Board of Supervisors of Midbind to
be $54,080. . .
Hon. R. B Robbins. of Adrian, has
invented a corn harvester, and it is said
to be O. K. and he now wants Adrian,
enterprise to take hold and manufacture"
Lieut G.R. Holden, of Co: I. Jackson
Guards, was presented Thursday eveulng
with a very fine sword by the typos of
that city he being an old member of the
Typogradhic union. .
Theodore Tilton was In Vassar last
Sunday, and tho pulpits of the Presbyter
ian, Methodist and Universal ist churches"
were placed at his disposal; he did not
preach, however.
Ethan Allen's sword is owned by nan
nioal Hopkins, of Spring Lake. It Is a
27 inch blade of very antique pattern,
and is the identical hanger witn which
Ethan "fit into the revolution."
Reed City is in trouble about its elec
tion, for they forgot to swear In the in
spectors of election, and the idea dawned
through the minds of some of chosen
ones that the election will not "hold."
" The Northwestern Lumberman says
John Canfield, of Manistee, Michigan is
said to own more pine timber thau any
other man in Michigan, his possessions
amounting to about 1,000,000,000 feet.".
Tt appears that those Sanilac county
"Nazarencs" were inspired by leaders of
that order from Canada. As soon as the
duped fanatics sold off their property,
the Canadian saints left with the money.
i The young ladies and gentlemen
attending school at the Raisin Valley
seminary in Lenawee county now star
gaze through a bran new eight-feet tele
scope', which has Just been mounted at
the observatory there.'. . ' .;'.'"'.
Whither are we drifting? A fev years
ntrn the theater was thesubiect of the hot
test kind of firing on the part of the
Methouist cnurcn, out last week they
playei a rattling drama at Caeville to
raise funds for the Methodist pastor.
. The Niles Republican says that D. B
Glenn of that city has a monstrosity lii
the shape of a chicken which has four
legs, four wings, one body, and one head:
air the superfluous members are -well
formed and perfect in every respect.
A Mt. Clemens man, who claimed to
be a Christian, a member of a church,
father of a familjy hik! all that a man'
should be, was convict ed of stealing $7
from a' nymph du pave at Saginaw; his
deflection from the path of rectitude
cost him $31.
Grand Rapids is hard to beat. As it did
not get the state fair, it has offered $S6uO
as a fund to guarantee against loss and
use of a race track, in order to get the
itiU- horsmeu's association to hold its
meeting there in June. A large district
fah will also be.held.
Out at Milan a sheriff does not seem to
amount to much. Mr. Weimer, who
holds that responsible position, had a
horse in hU possession held on a writ of
replevin, but James O'Brien held the offi
cer while his brother took the horsn and
rode away at full speed. -. ......
Albert Wilcox of Quincy refused to
pay a subscription to the M. E- church
recently on the ground that the contract
was made on Sumla. The trustees of the
church sued him for the amouut" of the
subscription, and the jurv returned a
verdict, of "no cause for actiou." , . .
The Aim Arbor Courier says that at a
recent lecture in that cty aboift 500 stu
dents were present, and -when Dr. Rose
come stamping in on his wooden leg.
such a shout and halloo wont up from
the throats of the student a3 never was
heard In the hall before, and not a cheer
was littered when a number of other
professors entered." '
The state fair committee having been
assured by the following gentleman, viz:
Dan'l B. Hibbard, Geo. Sherwood, Joseph"
Hanaw, Morris Knapp, James M. Brad
ley. Frank L. Smith, that the amount of
money and the bnihlings asked would be
raised and built, have decided to hold
tho next state fair at Jackson, other re
ports to the contrary notwithstanding.
-The Gale Plow company, of Albion,
have made a Centennial plow. The beam
is of black walnut and is elegantly carved,
some of the carving being inlaid with
gold. The sides of the beam, near the
center, exhibit the coat of arms of the
state of.Michigan, and is handsomely ex
ecuted. The tops of the handles exhibit"
the head of the American Hon, and tho
bottoms the foot of that animal. . , . ,
Mr. Kreiter, of Hillsdale, is a wholesale
liquor dealer and as such has paid the
state tax of $100. The tax was assessed
und'-r the state l iw. the assessment re-1
turned to a county officer, whose receipt
for the tax Kreiter held. No city officer
demanded or recieved this tax from Mr.
Krieter, and yet Jlhat. J Jillsdale council
are to return Mr. K. his money In order
to "avoid a cost ly litigation, which will
be backed by the combine I liquor inter
ests of the state." Heap f harkboa fet
Hilhdale, city official'. ' -

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