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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1885. IN FAVOR OP A. CITY. That Was the Veriict of the Meeting Held Last Evening. After m Free and Full Iilseuulon the City Charter Adopted as Reported by the Committee. The second citiztDs' meeting to een- sider the adoption of a city charter was held at the Tewu Hall laat eveiing. Ow lug to tne disagreeable storm the meet injf was not so largely representee! by oar business men as was hoped it would hare been, but the east side of the rirer and the suburbs was out iu force, and composed at least two-thirds of those present. The chairman, Geo. E. Frost, called the meeting to order, and for the benefit of those who were not present at the pre vious meeting briefly stated theobjeetof the meeting and the progress made, and assured all that their views and ideas oa the matter were wasted and would re ceive a ceurteous hearin. Oscar Adams, chairman of the com mittee appointed to prepare and submit a charter, reported that the committee had fulfilled the dutr assirned them; that they had labored faithfully and spftat considerable time en the work, aad he thought had prepared a charter that weuU carefully gnard the interests of the people and give us an economical citv administration so far as a charter could provide for that object. The gen tleman then took the charter by chapters and explaiued the provisions of each The document consists of twenty-two chapters and would hare take fully fire hours to read, so the entire charter could mot be read to the meeting, but each heading was carefully and explicitly ex plained by Mr. Adams and anopportuni ty given to any persen to ask for such Information as they wished or te have any portion of the m read ia full' The synopsis given shows that the com mittee have dene their work ia a careful manner, and sonsidered the interests of a'l who will be affected by the change in an impartial manner. ' At the conclusion of Mr. Adams re marks a runn ing discussion took place ia regard to its adoption, and many good Doints were scored bv both sides. The discission was participated in by Mis STB. II. W. Mi Arthur, Frost, Adams, Wal. ton, Nevins, Bell, VTestgate, J. B. McAr thurand others. Mr. waltoi, Kevins, and II. W. McArthur opposed tne meas ure aud prcsonted their reasons for so doiag. Their objections were fully, and we consider, satisfactorily replied to by the other speakers. After all who desired to speak on the matter had done so the adoption or re jection of the work of the committee was submitted to a vote cf those present and i. was carried by a decislTe major ity. THE TERRITORY embraced In the proposed city includes the Tillage of Cheboygan and on the west of the present village limits it takes ia a atrip of land oae half mile in width viz: the east half of section s 21, 25 and 36, T. S3 N. R. 2 VT., also oae mile on the uouth ; that is the N. E. U oc. 1 T. 37, N. R. 2 w. and the north Y of sec. 6 and the N. T. i of sec. 5 T. 37 N. R. 1 W, and on the East it takes ia the N. W. U of see. 33 and fractional sec 23 T. 33 N. R. 1 W. THE WARDS. The above terrltorry is to bs divided Into five waids. The first ward Include all the terri tory east of the quarter Hue of Sees. 29 and 32, T, 38, 1 W. The iceoad ward the balance of the territory east of the river. The third ward all lying north of Tnird street and west of the river. The fourth ward between Third street and Court street and west of the river. The fifth ward 4 he balance of the ter ritory within the limits and lying south of the fourth ward and west of the river. The coaamlttee was, on motion, in structed to present the bill to the Legis lature. The action of the meetings have been deliberate, all have been heard, and on the whole the measnro has been as fa vorably received as any that has come np for the people te act upon, and while the Tribune has endorsed the movement, believing the situation was ripe for such a step, It has not urged the question, as it desired the people to decide it as they deemed right and proper, Valentines. Packard & Unham, druggists, have aa elegant line of valentines frem the cheapest to the finest. Call and see them. All the latest style Hats, good wool Hats, at forty cents. VYerthiimek Bros. The Counlr for Farmers. They may talk about the prairie lands of the west, but the fact ic being demon strated every year that farmers caa do better here in Northern Michigan than In any of the much advertised prairie states of the great west. In conversa tion with a gentleman the other day who had been derating considerable time and attention to elearing and develop ing a farm in the Black Lake section we gleaned the following faets, which show conclusively what ean be accomplished by a man who makes farming his busi ness. It has only been a short time since he began clearlig a farm right ia the wilderness. Last season he cultivat ed between forty-five and fifty aeres. His oats averaged over 60 bushels to the acre and he sold them right on his farm at eents per bushel. Early rose po tatoes yielded an average of 200 bushels to the acre." He had something less than an acre planted with a variety of pota toes called the white elephant and these yielded at the rate of 500 bushels to tho acre, His beans yielded 20 bushels per acre and ia one portion of the ground the beans were planted too thin aad on this portion he sowed turnip seed and got in return 150 bushels of turnips to the aere. He says that the land will pro duce two tons of hay to the acre. Where Is the prairie country that will produce equally as well? Ia addition to the bountiful production, the farmer has another great advantage. He rinds a ready market right at home for all he can raise and can sell at the very high est market price.,. The gentleman said that he was satis fied that two crops would pay' for the land, all expense of clearing and cost of raising and caring for the crops, and that from his experience he was confi dent that there was no place where a man with a little capital could secure a good farm as cheaply as here in North ern Michigan. Five years he said would give a better farm in eyory respeet than could be secured in the same time in a praitie country. This is not an excep tional case, in different sections of the country equally as good results have been obtained by those who have given their time and attention to developing their farms and made farming their business. January Weather. We are under obligations to Hon. Ja cob Walton for the following partial statement of the weather for the month of January in eaeh year for the last sev en years, showing the daily average of temperataro for the month, the date of coldest day aad the degrees of cold, the SECOND oecia Mil 1 COMMENCING AT 9 O'CLOCK IN AND Closing at 3 in the Afternoon. PENNEY & FROST. number of days that tho thermometer was at zero and below, and the depth of snowfall: 3. Sara o 8 I 0. at "OH 1879 I9.S0 nth 10 door's below lOlachee 3 18H0 27.73 29th 8 above 2S 0 18H1 11.40 Uth 27 " below HO 44 0 18K2 19.03 24th 25 44 24 44 S 1883... 14.40 2ith 18 44 44 4Btf 44 8 1884 10.64 16th 17 41 25 41 19 1885 7.23 28th 87 44 44 'M 44 17 It will be seen from tho above that the month just passed averaged 3.41 degrees eolder than the coldest Jannary in the last seven years, and over 8) degrees eolder than the average monthly tem perature for the same year, while the' amount of snow fall has' been a little over seven Inches greater than the aver age for the same time. An Ancient Relic. On Tuesday last Mr. J. C. Wooster brought to the Tribune office an old volume of sermons that was printed In London, Eng., in 1034. Its quaint typo graphy aud binding would alone make it an iuterestiug relic, but the contents are also valuable and instructive to the Bible reader, and by its appearance wo should judge it has been diligently used all these years. The book is the proper ty of Mrs. Boutwoll, and is a family rel ic. At Mrs. Boutwell's request the an cient volume was sent to Mrs. Stewart, mother of Mrs. J. C. Wooster, to read on her 80th birthday, whieh occurred on Sunday last. In connection with Mrs. Stewart's birthday we are permitted to publish the following neat little poem, which contains a sentimsat which we should all cherish: Lines addressed to Mrs. Mary Stewart, on the presentation of a white spren, on her 60th Mrthdaj, Feb. 1, 1885; My dear old friend, in days of yore All ladies donned the pinafore; The young, the old, the rich, the poor, The high, the low, an apron were. No matter who, no matter where, The pinafore was always there. And aa for me, I must confess A pretty apron dess possess A certain nameless charm aid grace Which well becomes a youthful face; And equally a matron staid, If fashioned well, and deftly made. And you, my friend, I think, will dare This one I send to you, to wear; So fine, so long, so full, so wide, It eren might become a bride! Hut you and I, my dear old friend, ' Will fashions follow, if we choose; And if we don't, they will excuse, And say we're old, you may depend. And if they do, or don't, then what? I'm sure, to us, it matters not; You've aprons worn near eighty year(s), And CO. I, it would be queer If we should turn, at this late day, And bend to fashion's nod and sway! So, even if the lions roar, We'll Just the same wear pinafore, As ladies did in days of yore. 1 GRAND '5 THE MORNING, J Sale EB. 7th. 10EE lew Yxent Qout l WE ARE OFFERING OUR ' Dry Boob aad 'Boots .aad - Shuts As Above Stated, Without Reserve. ggWe make this offer to close what goods we have left. Do not. delay, but come at once. Wo have a First Class Stock of GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS Which we are selling tt the usual retail prices. S. LeGADLT & SON, Opposite Michigan Exchange Hotel. 1 GOOD UNDERST Is necessary in these times of political ex citement. Every man should be sure footed and to be so it is necessary that he should buy his Boots and Shoes and those for his wife and family from A. W. WESTGATE & SONS, They have a full stock and many leading makes, among which you will find James Means' Men's $3 Calf Shoe. They are the authorized agents for Cheboygan. 4 Store Op-posit ostoffio mraJa I Cipaii Is in tho field ns usual, with a complete stock of iOGERl anil He keeps the best assorted stock of Fancy and Staple Groceries in Cheboygan coumty, and makes a specialty of DAIRY and CREAMERY BUTTER. Also keeps constantly on hand Green Vegetables and Fruits of every description. WHEN IN NEED OF CZT BOOK OR JOB PRINTING Of any kind, call at the Tribune Steam Printing Office. am Hurrah I 5 Opened ! PROIM.