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CHEBOYGAN,. SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1876.
NO. 40. VOL. 1. THE "WEEKLY northern: tribune. PUBLISHED EVEItY SATURDAY BT W. CHANDLER, . CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: One copy one year, - - - . Uncopysix months, Oot copy, t&ree months, - ' S2 00 l ro 50 PAT ALWAYS IX ADVANCE. Subscriber within Cheboygan county will re tire tbeir papers Ireo by mail, and those living ucaldetie county will hare their postage pre paid by the publisher. ; RATES OF ADVERTISING : Oae-half inch space, (six lines Nonpareil or leas), for one insertion, ?5 cents ; one Inch space, for one insertion, 50 cents; lor each additional inch, one insertion, 5o cents. For subsequent insertions, or a larger space, prices will Ue given at the ofiice. Local notices 10 cents per line for the first in sertion, and 5 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. ... t Uard3 in Business Directory, five lines or tin ier, S3 per year; each additional line $1 per year. " Ttme Tables. G RAND RAPIDS & INDIANA R. R. MIDC.,n.:&F.;VJ.R.'.R. crassssta ma CAM. 113. 25, 1S75. GOING NORTH. EXPKKSS EXPttES. ACCOM 7:30 A M. 10:40 " 131 11:43 " 5:54 44 12:11 P. M- B:2t t 12:: 44 5;50 i 1:55 44 2l..0 3:05 7:kj a yi 4:23 -44 K25 ft: 1 1 44 9:17 44 5:40 44 9:4 44 6:00 Una 1 44 0:45 44 lt:U2 44 7:2 44 112.3 44 7515 44 U 45 9:.i0 44 2:10 Pl 7:tt a.'m .. l0.O 11:45 A M .. Ci n c i n n at I. ...... ...... Itichmoml ..... Winchester. ......... IlKlzeviIIe....- Portland.-.....:. Decatur... Ft. Wayne jj Kendalville.... Laranie......... fcturis Waipi,A L cro'ing V ic fesb urg....... ...... Kalamazoo r 7:00 P. M. 10:18 11:28 11:52 " A. M. 1:40 44 2:40 3:i 44 4:23 44 5:3 ". 5:4J 44 6:11 44 6:46 44 7:15 44 7::W 44 9:45 UnOO 44 1 ar Howard City..... - Biff Kapids..... Heed City .... Clam Lake 12:2 u P. M. 41 2.10 4 3:52 4 6 3 930 Trarers City. A'eiostey. ..... GOING SOUTH. EXPRESS 4:M) A. M. XPKES3 I ACCOil Tetoskcy. 1. Traverse 4City Clam Lake need CKy Hi lla pitta HowanlCitv...... 1 .i i :.i . 1 ar 7 Si 10:43 u 5:i5 k:5I 7:3J 8:Vi l:30 11:10 1:25 p i littt . 2:24 44 4:15 44 C:3l 3:27 P. M !:U 4 8:5 44 7:10 A. M u-2S 9:ii le A M f il I ar tviuiax.-H- j Uc, 7:IU Vieksburg .1 7:4-3 Waioi, A. L.c'in! Kii Sturgis 1 .4 Lazranjrt .. 9:17 KcndailTtlle 1C0 5 tt. .Wayne. lion) 44 U :47 44 l:ui lt:43 '2:: p. M. :o 4 2 2'1 44 3:5 44 4:31 44 4 5 4 ft:2l 44 rdi 44 9:.0 44 DwaUir .. -.1 12:52 A. M. Portland 1 2.25 44 RidgnviUc.... 1 3:00 44 Winchester ..... .-..J S::il liicb-.nond- 5:00 Cincinnati 8:35 44 ' All trains run daily, Sundays f-y J. II. PAGE, Gen. Tass. and Ticket Agcut. Drugs.. pJ11IS3roE .DEALERS IS ...TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES... ......Corner Main and Elni Streets,:..... ...CHEBOYGAN, MICH...... ...... THE CITY DRUG STORE. 1 .. . j . . ' A FULL LINE OF Puie Drugs, Medicine?, Varnish, ... . Glass, Oils and Dye-Stsfe, THE CITY DEUfi STORE. ' A large and carefully selected stock ol : ' FANCY GOODS, TOILET ARTICLES, . . , . PERFUMERY, &c. Oareful buyers will find it to their advantage to . - gire us a call. A.M. GEROW, proprietor. oltf Mackinaw Summer Hesorts. JOHN JACOB ASTOfi HOUSE Headquarters old American !Fixr Company. Jf11 repainted and refitted this season, and hn? Proximity to the landing. ' Livery n,,Vrr &c i burnished at a moment's no baToS s.saxaplejrooms Attorneys, jfATTS S. HUMPHREY, COUNSELL.OK-AT-L.AW, noltf Chcboyean, Mich. JFhysicians. JU. F. J. POMMIER, Physician, Surgson and AcconclieTir, Can be'fannd at his resfdence. opposite the Catholic Church, at Cheboygan, It havinjr been reported that I do not intend to remain in thin place.I takP tlus manner of in forming the' publ.c that I intend 10 make this place my permanent residence, and shall in the spring open a nm cia3s arus Ptore, wncrc tne best ana purest r rencn meaicines enaii ue kept. All those who desire medical treatment for anv mala iy I shall be happy to wait upon. no!3-3in A. M. GEROW, M. D., rilYSICLVN AND SURGEON, . Office at City Drug Store. Trofessional calls promptly attended. noltf T, A. PERRIN, M. D Office in Central rrug Store, sign of the Tied Mortar, Howe Ts block. .. , . noltf Heal Estate. FARMING IjANDS AND TOWN LOTS lor sale and houses to rent bv - nolOtf ' ; U. PAT I E RbON, Cheboygan. Barber Shop, yM. H. KELLEY. BABBES AHD HAIPw' DRESSES, (Phop onCorner of 3Iain and Third Sts.) La1if8 switches irade tobrtler in the best style. Combiners, which many consider worthless, made up equally well with other hair. Personam want of anything in this line will do well to jrivc me a call. noistf Ileal Estate, rpURNER. SMITH & HUMPHREYS RFAL ESTATE OFFICE CHEBOYGA1ST, MICH. 10,000 ACRES O 1? Choice Hard Wood - Farming LANDS FOR SALE. . PRICE, $3 TO $10 PER ACRE. . ' 1 T TERMS TO SUIT PURCHASERS. A small payment down and the balance in - easy installments. THESE LANDS are all situated within a rea sonable distance of Cheboygan, and arc among the bistin this section ot the state. It is cheaper to buy choice land near , town, at a reasonable price, than to take inferior lands lor nothing. nou-u t -1 juj-Jiarf. Hardware and Stoves, J. F. HALL, DEALER IN HAE DAK E, . - STOVES. ' AND STOVE' FURNITURE. IRON, NAILS, TINWARE, AXES, PUMPS, PARMES & CARPENTERS TOOLS GRINDSTONES, KOPE, SHIP CHANDLERY, WOOCEN WARE, UOTJSE 1BIMMIXGS, AMMUNITION, &c,' &6. Asent for Cranoy's celebrated Mill Do Oend 25c to G. P. ROWKT.t. rn- vow Vnrt. FLf0T ramDhle' of 100 pages, contaiaing lists of wOOO newspapers, and estimates howln cost of NORTHERN TRIBUNE. SATURDAY, APRIL 15, lt57C. ON DUTY. The New Villaso Officers Sworn in The Meeting: of the New Council Appolnt ' ments Other Matters of Interest. Tlie new villno boanl met at tho council room last Saturday night, and th ncwly'clccted officers were sworn in. The new board is organized 113 follows : President A.P.Newton. " Recorder II. M. Airth. Trustees T. J. Crumley, II. II. Kezar, Thos. McGuireAlex. McDonald, John 3IcGi nn and C. Stevenson. The minutes of the last meeting wci e read and approved. . rThc President anuounced the standing committees as follows : , . . Finance II. II. Kezar and Chancy Stevenson. - - ' : . Streets John McGinn and Thos. J. Crumley. - Nuisances Alex. McDonald.and Thos. McGuire. Fire Department II. II. Kezar and T. J. Crumlej Hie petition of Win. Bartholomew asking for permission to tap the Division street sewer with a drai.i from his prem ises, was granted, on condition that it should be without expense to the village. The Village Treasurer submitted his report, but the consideration of the mat ter was postponed, as the cemmittee had not time to examine it. ' ' The Council then pfoeecded to the election of the appointed officers. There were two candidates for Marshal II. A. Todd and Arch. Earl. 1 '! ; The ballot resulled in the election of II. A. Todd. His salary was 'fixed at 100 a year, and his bonds at $3,000. : James J. Brown was re-elected Village Attorney without opposition; his salary remaining the same $100 per year. The bonds of the Village Treasurer were fixed at 4,000, and his fees fixed at one per cent, on all moneys collected, and paid out. The Marshal was instructed to collect the balance on the Division street sewer assessment without delay. - John McGinn was sworn in as assessor, but immediately resigned, and a special election ordered on the 15th inst, to fill tne vacancy. The contractor for lighting the lamps stated to the Council that it was impossi ble for him to procure oil until after the opening of navigation. The Council, therefore, extended the time in which he was to commence lighting the lamps un til the 1st of May. The salary of the Recorder was, on motion, fixed at 100 per year. - The following accounts were presented and allowed : - - - Arch Earl C a Bro- II M Airth $.0 00 1 24 10 iu Adjourneduntilthefirst, Monday in May. ;' " ; ,: - y - : Kan Away Drowned. To the Editor of the Nobthebit Tbiruhe. ' Camp "DePuy" April 13th, 1S7C. As MfV Albert Legault was returning home from town Wednesday afternoon, driving a bay horse he had just purchased and leading his gray hore, in going down a hill " a. little south of the Alpena state road junction, the gray ran against the cutter, to which he was tied, which 60 frightened the bay that he started to run. Between the two the cutter was upset, throwing Mr. Legault -into the snow, through which he was dragged several feet on his back; the proximity, of stump, 'however, soon caused him to let go of the reins. Results The bay passed our "heau quaiters"at a 1:11 gait, minus driver, the cutter performing some -woiylerful teats in dodging stumps J The horse, was captured, by a son of Mr. Moore, a little this side of rMr. Legault's home.. .The cutter Ayas hut slightly damaged. The gray broke loose from the cutter, turned-down the Myers mill road, and persisted in go ing on the ice in the river, notwithstand ing the efforts of Mr. Myers boy to drive him back. :In passing near Mr. Gainor's ions, the horse broke through the ice and was drowned. He was a fine, large, draft horse,' and cannot be easily replaced. Mr. Legault was fortunate in escaping unin jured. .- . - . - . ' ' ; Two Rustics." ' Point St. Ignace. We are in receipt of a communication from Point St. Ignace, regarding the rail road prospects of that town, which, un der the circumstances of the present con dition of the road, is hardly appropriate. There is very little doubt, however, but that the road will be pushed forward at no distant day, and this in con nection with tho improvements at pres ent in progress there renders the future of the Point certain. Many improve ments are under - way and projected,. speaks well for our friend3 across the straits, ; As a point of interest it is second to few, and as a summer resort, will doubless attract many visitors, .When the railroad is completed the Point will probably grow into one of the best busi ness towns on the north shore. . : . s The principal excitement about town this week has been the discussion of the great scientific problem of whether the man went around tho squirrel or the squirrel around the inan. w TIICATIIOLIC CIIUKCII TROUBLES. An "Observer" Gives Ills Views from ' a ..Standpoint Friendly to the Priest " AVlille " Vlndex' Defends the Congre gation. To the Editor of the NoxtherhTribitxe. i When to mlsrhirf tnortals bend their will, How soon thty flod fit instruments of ill. ; Allow me through your paper to give an, outline of the cause of the Che boygan '-Catholic riot' ; r :V: , Rev. C. DeCcuninck came here about seven years agov chose for the erection of a church a site with which his congre gation ingcneraTv'ere well satisfied. Be ing a clergyman of more than ordinaray business talent, and regardless, perhaps, toa fault of the opinions of a few "men of mark," he, despite their remons-rance. chose another location The church that willing ana generous com notuors couia build in a short time, became, through the few who were mortified at their counsel not being duly appreciated, a work of years. The grand edifice has finally ; reached Its completion, and is quite in accordance with . the lofty con ceptions ot tne laientcjrr ueueunlncK. But the granuer me euince tne greater the chagrin of the "men of mirk." Fit instruments were found to oppose the priest to the bitter end. An oath-bound cabal was organizel with the avowed ;ob- ject of compelling him to leave the field of his succcsstui lauors. ) Women, heretofore unknown to most of the community have come to the sur face to taint the moral atmosphere br branding the priest with infamy. Strange that a man of tift3T-six, servingat the altar nearly, thirty years, commanding admi ration by his preaching, and love by his zealous care of the young, unremitting in the discharge of the ardorous duties of a priest, should, notwithstanding, be a hj'pocrite, to be unmasked by the she instruments of the "men of mark." Shade of the departed LcFevre, why slept 3our discerning eye, or did you con nive at the utter grossness of your erring servant. Living Uurgess, whoe whole contour bespeaks shrewdness, have you also been deceived, or have you also con nived at the monstrocities with which your servant is charged. Be proud, you men of mark," that the priest, lo.uled with the intamy you have heaped upon him, fiies from the power you have waked. ThU is the Kaster time, and you must feel the agreeable consciousness ot sparing the votaries ot prayer the labor ot trudg ing through mud and snow to answer the sonorous call of St. M:;rys bells. Men ol progressive ideas, accept our thanks lor Hie work vou have accomplished. The All-feeemg Eve will doubtless appropri ately reward you, though perhaps not in this sublinar3r sphere, so unworthy ot our noble selves, in prospectuiir for future church arrangements we would r snectfully ask, when shall ye three meet ajjrain." Obsekveu. To the E'itor cf the NoKTiirinr Tbibuxe. In jour last week's issue I noticed an article signed "Centennial," on the Cath olic church "fracas," which, I think, very greatly misrepresents the state of facts in the case. From the tenor of the eom- irunication I think it does not require a very discerning mind to arrive at the con clusion that self interest, regardless of facts, was the incentive of the writer, for a more perverted statement could not well have been compiled. As is well known to all who - are in , the least con versant with the affairs iof the Catholic church in this village, the dissatisfaction in regard to Father DeCeuninck's ad ministration, as pastor of the. church, is of no recent origin; and he has been well aware that the greater portion of his charge have long been anxious for a change; but, notwithstanding "Centen nial s" assertions that Redress was prof fered the aggrieved portion of the con gregation," father DeCcuninck has per sistently refused to entertain any hear ing, or give any satisfaction to those who believed that his lite was not consistent with his calling, and whose desire was that he might resiirn his chanre. and thus save the scandal of bavjrg the mat ter ventilated. - ' - , One would suppose fronT-'CentennialV' article that Father DeCcuninck and his adherents were : the only ones who had any interest in the welfare of the church, and that the opposition, among whom arc. many of Cheboygan's best citizens, whose characters have never been questioned, and I think will compare fa vorable .with that of the Rev. Father's, or any of his adherents, were leagued to gether for the purposaof-destrcying the Catholic chrrch here, and its influence in this 'community, and to utterly de molish the record of the Rev.' Father's past "thirty years' pastorate." It is need less to make any reply to such insinua tions, in this community, where the ac tive participators in the question are so well known, but we would like to ask why it was' that if -Father DeCeuninck had resigned previous to the-appcal to the Archbishop, he did not make it known? This was aJl that was desired, and would have ended the trouble at once and certainly would have been much better .for all. concerned, and , an easy solution of the "Church question? In regard -to "Centennial's" assertions about the altercation at the church, as to who was the agressor, we will leave that to be decided before the proper tri bunal. The matter has been the talk;of the village since the occurrence, and anything!! could add would not elucidate it in any degree". It is to be regretted that matters have gone so far, but who is to blame ? Here, where all the circum stances are so well known, I think the "agrieved portion" ean safely leave the verdict with the people, and . need not any attempt of-vindication from..,-. , Vindex;. Those Lamps i To the Editor of the Northebk TribunkI - V M In your last veek's issue I noticed an article setting forth the reason why our street lamps were not in use, namely, no oil in town. Now, for the information of Mr. Contractor and the public gener ally,! want to state that plenty of No. 1 oil can be had at the store of McArthur, Smith & Co. 'For further proof of the above statement, call and see.' y look ing around jrou may find something else that will please you. Remember the place, mauimoth store of McArthur, Smith & Co., Main street, Cheboygan. C. i THE HERDSJIAN'S UTE. An Interesting letter From W W. Strohn. Correspondence ot the Xobtiirkx Tbibukb. : , FoitT McKovette, Texas, i : - , : ' March 30, 187G. ); The; adap'tibility "with which a person is apt to' accommodate himself to the sur roundings he may happen to be, in is somewhat remarkable. : Had1 any one told rne before I left Cheboygan that I would become habituated to sleeping on ------. prevalence 01 ine equiuoxiiai kiuiius, would hardly have anticipated the pro pects with much pleasure. I have found, however, more uncomfortable beds than the igrbund, and the most disagreeable events of my camping experience is be ing obliged to take refuge in ilic wagon when the rain falls heavy enough to wet our covering through.; i : The climate in this section is, In thy cs timation, remarkable for its curative qual ities, and you will probably think . the same, when I tell you that since starting on this trip-we have had three or four nights with cold intense' enough' to form ice from one-half inch to two indies thick, and although I have slept on the ground all through.it, I did not fln-1 that I suf feredahy more than I would within doors in Michigm, from insufficient covering, and in no instance has my experience been attended with colds or other indis positions of which I was so susceptible when at home from like causes. It is now just twenty-five days since we moved out of camp and started on our road to Kansas, and thus far we have gone along without any accident or mishap'not pecu liar to this business. Our line of travel has been from a point forty miles east cf Eagle Pass, on the Rio Grande, up through the Nucce canon to the head of the stream, thence north to Fort McKo vette, which place : I am writing from, and which we reached this morning. . The country through which wo passed being very rocky and rough, our horses are nearly broken down, and rest for a few days has become a necessity. Dur ing the night of the 25th inst. a heavy thunder storm came up, accompanied by a hurricane, ' which caused-a" stampede among our tattle, obliging thn drivers. Including myself, to remain in the saddle all night to prevent the herd from scat tering beyond recover'. Notwithstand ing our eflorts, between 500 and COO rot away, but I think we will be ucceesful in recovering all of them, some of our best hunters being on the trail, and have already sent iu the greater portion . of them. To the uninitiated the - hardships pecu liar to the life of a cattle driver, or as they are more commonly called, cow boys," would appear not calculated to sweeten the temper, and it was under this impression I awaited the coming to camp of my drivers the rooming after the storm. I was somewhat surprised, how ever, to hear them whooping ami j'elling very much after the manner .of the Indi ans, whoui they resemble to a considera ble degree, and, apparently as happy. as if nothing had happened out of the ordina ry course r of their-experience,', although some of them had not slept for more tlnn thirty hours, the greater portion of the time being spent in the saddle. . : : ' The "cow-boy" is a decided feature rn Texas frontier life. Made up of strong attachments and antipathies, fully im pressed with the idea that. all that is worth living for, and the only place to make a living, is centered in Texas, and in the cattle business. ; ne looks upon a person from the Xorth, or from the more settled parts of Tcxasr with feelings akin to pity, mingled with curiosity. Thor oughly con vinced that 'in a Mexic ur is concentrated all the villainy of which a human being is supposed .to Xe .capable, and that any xnedns, fair or foiil; arc 'to be resorted t6 in order to gete'veh with the yellow gentlemen from beyond the Rio Grande. During the prevalence of the storm the other night, and amid the excitement in cident thereto, my satchel, containing my Colt's revolver, belt, scabbard, comb, and in fact my whole available wardrobe, disappeared and have not since been found. Suspicion immediately fell upon a Mexican connected with our company, and a, proposition was made to suspend the man from a tree, in order to extort from him a confession 'as to where he had secreted the property, but myself and one other not entertaining the idea, it was net executed. , The supposed culprit has been placed under surv eillance,' the men being pretty generally convinced, how ever, that he is the thief, and that lie will stop on his way back and recover the property from where he hid tf, in some bush or.thicketv hejntending 'to leave lis at this point and return. The exultant cheerfulness displayed by the different members of the company while the exe cution of a Mexican was in prospect, and the-relnctanee - with - which they aban doned the project, convinced rne that a Texan's estimate of a Mexican is not high, and that if the said Mexican is in any degree nervous or subject to heart disease, thi3 is not a healthy country for him. After remaining in this vicinity a few days to recuperate men and horses, we will proceed on towards Red river, via Forts Chadbowen, Griffin and Belknap, along the western frontier of Texas, and consequently nearer the Indians at times than is entirely sate for our horses, a pen, chant for those quadrupeds being among the many weaknesses of the "noble red man.!' We shall probably reach the southern line of the Indian Nations May 10th, and reach Kansas by June 15th. This manner of living has a great de gree of novelty about it, which a month's experience has not yet entirely worn off. I find my health continues good, rather improving I trust, every one tells me that I am getting fat, but as mirrors are scarce, barbers not indigenous to the soil and the photograpner not iu reach, you will have to draw upon yonr imagination for a description of my personal appear ance. 1 hope this will find all my friends well and prospering. , , : Fort McKovette is a second class mili tary; post, every thing about it neat and tidy, and to one who had not seen touch signs of civilization for . weeks, the pros pect as we approached it this a. M. was very gratifying. I was very agree .bly surprised to meet a former residen of Mackinaw iu the person of Genen 1 Clit ty, who is in command of this post. The old residents of the Island will remember his father,' who had command of Fort Mackinaw at the time of his death who was buried at that ; post. ; I have also made the acquaintance Of Dr. S. M. Hor ton,'a personal friend' of Dr.' John R. Bailey, of Mackinaw. ! With kind regards -to all my friends. I twill close. : Yours truly, W. WStroiis. MEN I MEET. BY R. D. He is a grumbler I never meet him but there is something wrong. . ; It doe3 not matter what the Subject of your con versation is. or under, what circumstance? you mixy be conversing he is, forever grumbling ; and "finding" ."fault. '.' ' He is a farmer and owns eighty acres ot land up in the country. ' He has got a good block house, nicely put up, winch is really an aristocratic one for so new a country. He has fifteen acres of land well under culti vationj' and a good log barir. His crop last 3ear was an abundant - one and he ought to be contented and even happy compared with his situation three years ago, when he first moved on to that farm. buch a habit has he got of grumbling, finding fault and looking sour and mo rose that a scowl, which is not at all nat ural, has gr iwn upon his face to such an extent that a smile will not remove it, in fact it is fixture, and his friends all say when they meet him, "why, how fast you are growing old," and he rep'ics, " no wonder, living in such a country as this." You ask him what is the trouble with the country, arid you will be aston ished to hear him sa3 "colder tnan bla zes one da j and thawing the next." The other day we met. It was a very pleasant day. It seemed as if the sun never shone more beautiful. A young friend from another state wa3 visiting me. IIcli d come here with the intention of buying a piece of land, clearing it up and making tor himself a home. He was every way pleased with the countr3r, the inhabitants, the soil, the timber, and more than -ill with the apparent chances for u rapid increase ot immigration, thus causing -the country to become quickly settled. M y friend and I had talked it all over. and he had finally decided to purchase a farm. We had looked around and he had finally decided about where he would locate, and that happened to be iu close proxiinhy to the farm of our grum bler. Of course when we met that morn ing, our grumbler began in his usual way to fiud fault. He never saw such a country. The weather was so cold and the snow so deep that it was as much as a man's life was worth to live in it. He had been cutting and hauling wood to town all winter. He could ii't get any thing for wood, and when he did it was all store-pay. He didn't exactly see how he was going to get along. He could but barely get a living and he had to work every day to do that. ; , : He hadn't done anything towards clear ing up any. land this : i iter.- - As for farming in this - country it was no use. It took so much labor tr clear land, in fact it was next to impossible to clear it. The stumps mast stand. there until they rotted out and he didn't expect to live long enough to see them, near gone, and u'hen the land was;. cleared, the season wasn't long enough' for crops to matirrc; and above all the rest he added a clincher, and that was,, that he couldn't lay up anything : he couldn't rct ahead any, and o he went on. .going, from one thing to another... .1113 tongue, run as if he was wound up to run until he run down. My friend listened in rsionishment. He came near getting discouraged about bu3ring a farm, here after . ail,; but upon taking a common , sense view of things, he concluded to pa3 no farther attention to what our grumbler said, than this, that on no account would he settle down and try to make a home with him f r a near neighbor. . He has bought in anoth er. locality, and our grumbler has succeed ed In driving away a prospective increase in the value of his own farm D3' his ever lasting grumbling. Now L would like to ask what is gained by constantly; grumbling and finding fault, . 5 We-are here and have started in to make home. There is no doubt but we have hard work aud a great deal of it to make that home, 3-et I contend that it we get our living and no more, tho in crease In'the value of land, both from the improvements we , are putting on our farms in order to . get that living, is making surer mone3 than many who have lare capital invested in what ap pears to be a prosperous business- You experience the trials and peculiarities of this country, and read of the beauties of Texas and Nebraska, but you don't read of the disadvantages of those states. Oh! no, 03 no means, that is left for you to find out . when 3'ou shall have 'fancied this the worst place in the whole world and grumbled about it until you have worn 3-ourself out in grumbling and made 3ourself believe that what 3 on fauc3', is' really so, and have sold out a piece of property rapidly increasing in value, moved to the Eldorado of which you have read so much, to find when you get there that you can get land cheap enough, that the climate is warm enough, but nothing will mature because of dry weather; or perhaps, 3Tou are far from a market, 01 the very ground is filled with a species ot vermin, death to you as well as to the crop 3'ou put iu the ground. Better by far cease your grumbling and do just what you .'Intended to do when you first came here, , and that is to stick to it until you accomplished the end. ,. I never yet knew a man to fail in any undertaking if he persistantly stuck to It, no matter how great the obstacles in tho way. V Another thing, do not grumble any more to. strangers,, but tell them of some of the advantages to be obtained in this country, and do not lay much em phasis upon its , disadvantages, for every time you retard, the growth of the coun try, and as a consequence depreciate the va Iue. of y our own possessions. . - - STATE news. The Adrian paper mill has been sold to W. S. Wilcox for $12,930. ' ., , Kalamazoo river is going to have a steamboat this summer. , A man named Hart was fatally stabbef in a Bay City saloon last Monday. - The Escanaba mining companes air laying out plans for a big season's work The widow of Rix Robinson, the first settler of the Grand river valleyi : dice" April 4. . ..... If the Gazette can be believed the city o Pontiachas the worst gang of young boy In the state. - ' F. Morley, late of tho Detroit Postvhas declined . consulship to Egypt. Salary would not pay. , v: , : j " 1 ,v '. Lenawee county.Is keeping . 30: insan persons 15 at Kalamazoo and thcbalanc at the county house. : " 1 '- The state Fircmcns1 Association meet at Coldwater, May 3d.: G.: M.' Selllck, c Paw Paw, is sccretar3 n;, -!i ,The State Horse-Ra ci ng , A?soeiali'r has a committee out looking,' for ,a jpjac to hold the summer racs.' 1 The city council of Bay City U'at : dead lock on the question of ehodslhg'th officers elective byf that body.! i:;;;.t They cannot find John Dugiin, : treas urer of Walkertown, Kent couiuyv an.. his accounts are over 2000 short. ; , , Four Japanese students are in attend ance at Hope. Holland.' They' are gooi! students and exemplary young men. The ma-or of Monroe assaulted a man on election day, and was 'collared by the sheriff and led off the scene. So sa3s .the Commercial. A careless smoker was the cause of burning up a chair factory at Dowagiac, valued at $J,0U0. ... A. & J. Rouse were the proprietors.;; - : ;! John Gerner, the Ann Arftor merchant who was killed by falling down stairs, left his wife and children a policy of $S,000 011 his life. Car t. It. B. Burger, formerly ' of Te- cumseh, hrs been killed at the Utah pen itentiary, of which he was wa:de:i. lie was kill ?d by a prisoner. , Nilcs was so turbulent on election day that the mili ia were ordered underarms, but did not have to be called out. Sev eral men were wounded. . ; .' .j It is against the laws of Michigan; to sell gasoline, and the Iluilburt bros-. of Grand Rapids are to be tried lor not keeping the law in that respect. A Kalamazoo postofficc clerk has 'been sending a letter around the world, and it returned to him in. SG da'S and three hours. It had taken a journc3' ot 23,720 miles. " ' Ives, of Detroit, has finished the por trait of ex-Governor Bingham, and- it now grac 4s the walls of . the: ' state. Iibrar3r. All the Governors' pictures are now there. Some Saurratuck musicians went, to Pier Cove to give an old-folks concert, out were driven on uy tne pious covers, who didn t "want 110 traveling show in this 'ere church." Dr. E. B. Fairfield, formerly President ot Hill. -dale colleire, was nnaimonslf elected chancelor of the Nebraska state university at Lincoln. Neb. Salarr' 4.- 000 per annum. Pee Shvkecsl an. Ottawa Indian, living near Ludington, Is 125 3'cars of age. His age am ne sunstanciated. lie is as sound us a nut- and a livelv. w"ell niesirvpl :M fellow. He is a 5011 othe famous Wa-bce-nee-u. . , A .. ...... The towii of Hand v. in TJvincrctnn c untr, thought it would not pa3its rail road bonds. It had rather fight.:' , The fight came off in a court room. audr uo.w H mdy will pay that little $G,07G without n ct n 1 rrrrlo i ' - ' ' March 31st there wer e 49(3 inmnlteVVir. the Wavntt count v ior house. I)nrinr the month .CIS , were .relieved.' u At the county insane asylum there wcrc-13ia- tlents. 'There are also 13 at 'Kalamazoo from that county". - ' 5 ' ' : - : 1 ' The pigeon shooters are 'abroad In lin land. Let the game associations look tint lor those fellows, and remind thcuil,4hat there is a penalty of $50 for shooting or netting pigeons withm 5 miles, of their roostiug place; .';'..:.'': '".;vu nil What kind of a nlr.ee is fhTs nrcnnffn Mich any way r The uconle imvo toit out circulars telling a certain editor wlmt they think are the necessary qualifica tions of an editor, ' and telling him he is not the man. and asking him to:giL" ' A St. Louis man cot sorrv nlmnf. M wife's, infidelity mid bought what ho thought was strychnine. But lbe. ilnio- clerk thoturht .he knew best um1 mv him ipecac It nearly tore him In pieces, but he stil .lives. :; : : ' There will be un wards of 275.000.000 feet of loss on the , Muskegon river this 3'ear, all statements to the contrary npt- wunsianuing. w nn tne 2?,wu.uuu .feet left over- our manfactnrers will hnrfi: n. stock of over 300,000,000 feet this season. Conductor Ed. Dolan. of HarshalL thinks he will punch . Michigan Central tickets no more. His wife's lather, who left Marshall in '40 for California, after wards went to Australia, where he died, and now Ed. has got to go out there and bring back $250,000 for her. - r Mr John Canfield. a Manistee mnUni. 1st, has a project for giving that city a railroad. His plan is to build a rn.id iw 'm thereto Baldwin on'the flint and 'Pero Marquette road, about 25 miles from Man istee and he savs that if six men will sub scribe $25,000 apiece the road will he built wiiuoiu ueiav. The Bay City Tribune srives out tho idea that the Michigan Salt association propose to sink an experiment well soon to see it they cannot get another brine yielding stratum. They, want brine like that at Goderich, which will require no settling. Most of the wells are about 00G feet deep, and they propose to. drive, one 1.S00 feet if necessary.. A well at -Black-mar's was sunk nearly that far, but it only gave a sandstone brine at 00 per Cent. . ! V. : We learn a faet in reference to Major McLaughlin, the champion wrestler ;of the.world, that speaks volumes in favor of strict temperance. He has never used intoxicating drinks, and doesn't know one kind of liquor from another. He has never used tobacco in any. form. He. is a thorough, temperance man, and a prac tical cxemplificationjof its utility. The mo ment our: Ynslauta champion began to put himself in training he became a total abstainer, "