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REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL 1
AND COUNTY CONVENTIONS.
Pursuant to a public notice thereof tie
Republican County Convention for Ottawa
County met at Grand Haven, 4 o'clock P. M.,
Oct. 8, 1850. '
On motion A. "V. Taylor was appointed
Chairman, and E. S. Joyce Secretary.
On motion of C. B. Albee a committee on
credentials and to draft a specific ratio of
representation, consisting of ono from each
town, was appointed.
The Convention then adjourned till 6 1-2
o'clock the 6amo evening.
The convention convened in the evening,
and the committee on representation and cre
dentials reported as follows :
1st. That each town bo entitled to the fol
lowing' number of delegates:
! Allendale, 3 ; Blendon, 2; Chester, 3; Cas
inova, 2; Crockery, 3; Georgetown, 3 ; Hol
land, 8; Jamestown, 3 ; Muskegon, 5; Nor
ton, 2; Ottawa, 4; Raven na, 3; Robinsou,
2; Spring Lake, 5; Tallmadge, 6; Polkton,
4; Wright, 5; White River, 5; Zeeland, 7.
2d. The committee further recommend that
in case any town of the county is not fully
represented, the delegate or delegates pres
ent shall have the privilege of casting the
number of votes to which said town is enti
tled. On motion the report of the commit
tee was accepted.
The convention then proceeded to ballot
for Representative and County Officers, and
B. Smith and M. Jackson were appointed as
tellers. Elias W. Merrill, of Muskegon, hav
ing received all the votes cast, was declared
unanimously nominated for the office of Rep
resentative of this county; and the fol
lowing gentleman having received a majority
of all the votes cast, were declared to bo nom
inated for their respective offices, viz: .
For Circuit Court Commissioner, Moses
B. Hopkins; Colnty Treasurer, Timothy
Fletcher; Sheriff, Curtis W. Gray ; County
Clerk and Register, James P. Scott; Prose
cuting Attorney, Moses B. Hopkins; Judge
of Probate, Augustus W. Taylor; Coroners,
Nicholas Vyn and Edward a Patridge.
After a vote of thanks to the Chairman
and Secretary the convention adjourned.
A. W. TAYLOR, Chairman.
E. S. Joyce, Secretary.
'"GRANDIIAVKX, MICHIGAN I
WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBE 15, R185G.
Pursuant to notice the Republican Senato
rial Convention for the Thirty-First Senato
rial District, met at Grand Haven, Oct. 8,
Mr. G. W. Woodward was elected Chair
man, and Benjamin Smith Secretary.
On motion it was resolved that ono dele
gate be admitted from each organized town
in the Senatorial District, and the committee
on credentials and representation reported
each town fully represented. The conven
tion proceeded to an informal ballot for State
Senator, M.-E. ft.Joyao.u bcincf appointed
teller."" "A8 tlie result, Thymus VN . Icrry, of
Grand Haven, was declared unanimously
nominated for the office of Senator for the
Thirty-First Senatorial District.
A vote of thanks was voted to tho Chair
man and Secretary, and tho convention then
G. W. WOODWARD, Chairman,
Benj. Smith, Secretary.
D EMO CRA TIC SENA TO RIAL
At a meeting of tho Democratic Senatori
al Convention, held at Whito River, on the
10th day of October, inst., for tho purpose of
nominating a Senator tor the J.mrty-irst
Senatorial District, on motion of M. L. Hop
kins, L. W. Lanford, Esq., was chosen Chair
man and Wm. II. Parks, appointed Sccre
On motion of George Parks a committee
of three, composed of Peter Dalton, M. Fur
long and Hiram liean, was appointed to ex-n-mirm
credentials. The committee, through
Peter Dalton, their chairman, reported the
following delegates entitled to ttieir seats.
Ottawa, Hiram Bean; Spring Lake, Wm.
M . Fcrrv. Jr. : Norton. Smith ; Blen
don, M. L. Hopkins; Muskegon, Michael
Furloug; Stony Creek, L. Barrows; lall
madgc, D. B. Comstock; Clay Banks, John
Barr; Polkton, A. J. Dalton; Pent Water,
B. 0' Council ; Whito River, Peter Dalton;
Pero Marquette, L. W. Lanford ; Zeeland,
George Parks; Allendale, W. II. Parks;
Jamestown, Alexander Wilson ; Holland, R.
W. Duncan; S Mctavy.
On motion of R. W. Duncan tho conven
tion proceeded to an informal ballot for a
candidate for Senator, which resulted as fol
Wm. M. Ferry, Jr., 3; I. V. Harris, 7;
James Dalton, 7.
Second informal ballot: Wm. M. Ferry,
Jr., 2; I. V. Harris, 6; James Dalton, G;
Third informal ballot : Wm. M. Ferry, Jr.,
2; I V. Harris, 10; James Dalton, 5.
On motion of M. L. Hopkins, Israel V.
Harris was declared unanimously nominated.
Tho convention wa3 then addressed by tho
Hon. M. L. Hopkins, Wm M. Ferry, Jr., Esq.,
and others. On motion of Wm. M. Ferry,
Jr.,. the convention adjourned by giving three
cheers for Buchanan & Breckinridge, and
three times three for Israel V. Harris.
L. W. LANFORD, Chairman.
W. H. Parks, Secretary.
For the Jessies. One of ths eastern
mills i manufacturing " Fremont and Day
ton calicoes." After the 4th of November
these calicoes will bo better and more exten
sively known as worsted goods-
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
JOHN C. BUECKENRIDGE,
FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.
Mil hail Shotmnkcr, David A. Noble, '
Jonathan P. King, John C. Ulniuhard,
Kobert Crouae, Dewltt C. Walker.
STATE OFFICERS f
For Governor, ALPHEUS FELCII.
" Lieut. Governor, EDWIN II. LOTIIROP.
Secretary of State, FITZ HENRY STEVENS.
" State Treasurer, ROBERT M. DAVIS.
" Commissioner of Land Office, ALLEN GOOD
RIDGE. " Auditor General, DAVID R. DENNIS.
44 Superintendent of Public Instruction, FRAN
CIS W. SHEARMAN.
44 Attorney General, AMOS GOULD.
For CongrteM PIrat District, ;
GEORGE V. N. LOTIIROP, of Wayne.
. For Coiigrcas Second District, .
JOHN S. HARRY, of St. Joseph.
For Congrras Third District,
FLAVIUS J. LITTLEJOIIN, of Allegan.
For Congress Fourth District,
GEORGE W. PECK, of Ingham.
For SenatorThlrty-First Senatorial District,
ISRAEL V. HARRIS.
ROBERT W. DUNCAN.
44 Circuit Court Commissioner GROSVENOR
44 Treasurer GEORGE PARKS.
44 Sheriff DAVID B. COMSTOCK.
44 Clerk and Register WILLIAM N. ANGEL.
44 Prosecuting Attorney GROSVENOR REED.
44 Judge of Probate WILLIAM HATHA
44 Surveyor GEORGE EASTMAN.
44 Coroncrs-ASA REED, and PETER DAL
TON. 44 Fish Inspcctor-SAMUEL L. BIGELOW.
Wo have delayed tho issue of our
paper for tho purpose of announcing the
nominees of the Democratic County Conven
tion. Tho Convention was characterized
and infused with tho true spirit of energy,
concession and compromise. Tho whole fcel-
inrr was for tho cood of the cause ; " for pnn
ciplcs and not for men," is tho Democratic
motto. With tho following nominations we
intend to overcome all opposition, viz:
For Representative, Robert W. Duncan.
Circuit Court Commissioner, Grosvcnor
Sheriff, David 13. Comstock.
Clerk and Register, William N. Angel.
Prosecutincr Attorney, Grosvenor Reed.
Judge of Probate, William Hathaway, Jr.
Surveyor, ucorgo Eastman.
Coroners. Asa Reed and Peter Dalton.
Our compliments to apostates, &c, next
Oun Candidate for Senator. Four
years ago Mr. Harris was elected to that
post of honor, and proved himself faithful in
every respect to the interests of his con
stitucnts, and the ability and good judgment
that characterized his course as Senator, at
that time, is an assurance, unquestionably,
that he will by no means bo neglectful or in
different to tho interests of the people of
Western and Northern Michigan, if by their
votes ho should agaiu bo placed m that posi
jC3T Hn- Flavius J. Little joiin spoke
to tho eitizens of Grand Haven, on Tuesday
eveuing last. His exposition of the great and
leading principles of tho Democratic party
was done in a masterly and workmanlike
manner, and w6rthv tho man. On Wednes
day evening, lie spoke at Muskegon.
;C3T Messrs. Ferry & Wallace and C.
D. Albee, Esq., aro receiving and opening
their stock of fall and winter coods. Now is
a favorable time for customers to call and
select from tho latest styles of new and fash
ionable goods which tho gentlemanly propri
etors of these establishments 6elect with dis
criminating taste, and with strict reference to
the wants of the people residing in this vicin
j3T We beg leave to call the attention of
our readers to the advertisement of T. B.
Woodbury, proprietor of tho steam flouring
mill, at Lamont, in this county. Samples
of flour, manufactured at that mill, may bo
seen at H. Griffiin's. It is unsurpassed in its
good qualities, by any manufactured at other
points in tho Grand River Valley.
Mr. Woodbury pays tho highest market
price for wheat.
Election in the Upper Peninsular.
An election for ono State Senator and two
Representatives took place in the Upper Pe
ninsular of this State, on tho 30th of Sep
tember, last, which resulted in a Democratic
victory of 1000 majority, on Senator.
Editor op the Times : Tho Annual Fair
of tho Ottawa -County Agricultural Society
was held at Lamont, agreeably to appoint
ment, on tho 24th and 25th ult., under the
superintendence and direction of tho execu
The days were charming and fine for the
occasion; and tho occasion was charming and
cheering to the hearts of the hard-fisted yeo
manry of Ottawa Co. Tho assemblage, es
pecially the last day, far out numbered the
most sanguine anticipations. Thousands
were on the grounds, and tho numerous
groups of ladies out on the occasion was
cheering to tho friends of agricultural im
provements in 'tho county, and not only pre
senting a goodly number of excellent articles
fortho exhibition, but . manifesting by their
lively interest in and critical observation of
those fino specimens in every department of
agricultural production, there presented, evi
denced that they aro enlisted in tho enter
prise; that their hearts aro with us; and that
only faint hearts can falter or doubt of tho
success of the effort. Considering tho cir
cumstances, tho entries made for tho premi
ums was creditable to our citizens. It was
the first assemblage of tho kind in this coun
ty for the cause of agriculture, where, here
tofore, tho friendly convcrso among us has
virtually been upon piuo trees, sawlogs, lum
ber, shingles, and how much does this saw or
that cut in a given time, and who is building
or is going to build a saw mill, here or there ?
instead of tho usual inquiry in tho sunny
lands of civilization of how aro your crops
this year, and the price of grain, dairy pro
duce, pork, beef, cattle, &c? unless there
may be ono exception as to cattle if they can
draw sawlogs. But, no doubt happily for us,
our lumbering interests aro growing beauti
fully less, while tho importance of tilling the
soil is rapidly increasing in tho minds of our
citizens a soil of which a very large major
ity is not to bo excelled for farming purposes
in tho choicest regions of the West.
On tho whole tho result is encouraging.
The smile of satisfaction was upon tho coun
tenance upon all present, and tho universal
expression was "This exceeds our highest ex
pectation; Ottawa can do nobly if she will,
and wo will do better next season." We can
only say to the few who were not present that
you omitted to improve ono of the finest op
portunities that has ever occurred in the
county to enjoy true happiness. Be on hand
next year. With tho increase of funds from
tho many additional members, and tho 1-1 Oth
of n mm w iro grmitfsu iy otic tormt or su
pervisors, we shall bo enabled not only to en
largo our premiums, but procure privileges
that shall render our Fairs, hereafter, Olym
pian eras in our county's history.
PREMIUMS A WARDED.
CLASS a cattle.
Sylvester Jackson, best bull, over 2 yr's, $5
Joseph W. Sweet, do und'r 2 yr's, 0
Amos Tavlor, 2d do, 2
Reuben Randall, 3d do,
George Chapman, best work oxen,
Allen Stoddard, 2d do,
C. S. Randall, best nr 3 y'r old steers
Luther Twogood, 2d do,
A. B. Sumner, best heifer, 2 y'rs old,
Daniel Angel, do yearling,
J. O. Hedges, do milch cow,
do 2d do,
J. II. Maxfield, 3d do,
Silas Lillic, best fat cow,
Allen Stoddard, do 3 y'r old heifer,
CLASS B HORSES.
J. Van Tassell, best stallion over 3 y'rs old, 5 00
Mason hastman, 2d do,
J. II. Maxfield, best under 3 y'rs old,
do 2d do,
S. Randall, 3d do, '
Sidney Lawrence, best single horse,
Miner Hedges, 2d do,
Richard Roberts, 3d do,
W. Dewitt, best colt 2 y'rs old,
A Dickey, 2d do,
Richard Roberts, best matched horses,
T. B. Lillie, 2d do,
CLASS C SHEEP.
Justus Stiles, best buck under 1 y'r,
CLASS D SWINE.
Escck Angel, best boar under 1 y'r,
CLASS E POULTRY.
John Pennoycr, best coop of fowls,
A. B. Sumner, do turkeys,
CLASS F FARMING IMPLEMENTS.
Daniel W. Angel, best lumber wagon,
Lemuel Peake, do fanning mill,
Henry C. Durphy, do nest measures,
Wm. N. Angel, do beo hive,
O. N. Cadwcll, do seed planter,
J oun fepoon, do corn shcllcr,
Benj. Lillie, do sod plow, 1
CLASS O HOUSEHOLD MANUFACTURE.
Wra. N. Angel,-bcst butter,
Mrs. Polly Baxter, 2d do,
Chas. Alford, best hive of honey,
Lemuel Peake, best hearth rug,
Mrs. Wm. Thomson. 2d do.
Justus Stiles, best wool socks,
Achsa Scott (knit by a lady 80 yr's old),
Simeon Hazelton. do coverlet.
Mrs. Wm. Thompson, do patch ouilt. 2
Chas. Alford, best wool yarn,
Benjamin Luther,' da cheese, . 1
CLASS II MANUFACTURED ARTICLES.
Hatch & Thomson, best calf boots, 1
do do cowhide,
Danforth & Leonard, do p'r pants,
do do clress coat, 1
do do vest,
do do silk hat,
Mason Eastman, do 2 horse carriage. 2
John Van Tassel, do .1 do, 1
Schuyler Randall, do sett horse shoes,
do do horse nails,
Henry C. Durphy, do window sa6b,
L. P. Hoyt, do 25 staves,
Ephraim Doane, do spokes,
CLASS J FRUITS AND FLOWERS.
Robert Scott, best fall apples, 3 each, 1
iimo. Eastman, do variety winter do,
do summer do.
do apples, 12 in no.
do greatest 3s do do do.
Henry T. Young, do peaches,
do do variety do,
CLASS K GARDEN AND FIELD CROPS.
M. B. Millard, best spring wheat, 1 bu., 1 00
Justus Stiles, do winter do, 2 00
J. II. Maxfield, do oats, 1 bu., 1 00
L. Peake, do dent corn, 12 cars, 50
James Philips, do yellow, do, 50
Geo. Luther, do white, do, 50
Ira II. Maxfield, do sweet, do, 50
L. Twogood, do crop of wheat, 1 acre, 2 00
O. N. Cadwell, do beets, 12 in no., 50
G. T. Woodbury, do cabbages, C do., 50
O. N. Cadwcll, do onions, 1 peck, 50
Beuben Randall, do potatoes, do, 50
Allen Stoddard, do squashes, 50
S. Hazelton, do beans, 1-2 peck, 50
CLASS L MISCELLANEOUS. PREMIUMS. DIS
CRETIONARY WITH THE JUDGES.
S. Hazelton, best Osage Orange, 50
Miss Hannah E.Fcrr) do 3 oil paintings, 1 00
L. D. Sumner, 2d do,
jpnraim Doane, do, snoko machine. 1
Rush Bcals, do architectural drawing,
Henry Steel, do sample of flour, 1
T. B. Woodbury, 2d do,
C. F. Fuller, do wagon wheel,
Miss Mary Hedges, do leather and pearl
Mrs. Wm. M. Blakcny, do needle work,
" Rush Beals, do wro't handkerchief,
" Jas. F. Cady, do hearth ru",
TIMOTHY EASTMAN, Sccretarv.
September 30, 1850.
Editor Daily Eagle Dear Sir:
I believe in an open, public, political war
fare. Let the weapons bo truth and justice,
and on all occasions, fearlessly show both to
jrviiuiii iiicuuB tiuu ujjjhjuuius, ior wnai pnn'
cipics we are contending, and with what wca
pons the battle is to ho fnnnrhf
I rcupcee n poliiKnf opponent tvnerevrr no
inus snows Himself. Jiven the crimo of pi
racy upon the ocean, would bo jrrcatlv. miti.
gated, if they did not first deceive their in
tended victims, by hoisting false colors; but
should manfully keen his murderous red flao-
at uie masi nead.
Ours was intended to be a land of free
dom for all men who sought this for their
homes, and took the oath of allegiance to
our government; no matter from whence they
came, or what their religious creed might bo:
out equal rights and privileges to all citizens.
! ir a political party bo organized who be
Jievo that native born Americans, and of
protcstant faith, and thev onlv. should ruin
America, I concede that they have a right so
to believe, and so to act, and so long as thev
m.'ii .t-ii.fi. .1. i . J
nm puuutij u.xmuit uieir colors; However
widely I may differ with them in their nolit
ical principles, or religous sentiments; which
I believe them candid and honest in their
views, I respect them as men, and honorably,
Mnjvi jyjm nnu, ur upjiosu uiem, accoraing to
10 my own Dcuer, or disbelief, of such prin
But as I ever, have been opposed to tho
principles upon- which tho American or
"Know-Nothing" party is said to bo found
ed; I never intended, nor until recentlv Rim-
posed that I was giving them my support in
uiu iiuiuiw itimpcugii. j. canuiaiy supposed
that tho Republican partv. (to which I at an
early period of its existence attached myself)
was a party in and of itself, with but one
chart, one compass, and ono set of colors.
I never uutil recently supposed that wo had
witiiin our party a political sanctorum, into
which only a part only were admitted, and
out of which its secret doings wcro not to bo
(livulrrcd, and I have ever thus exnressod mv
belief, both in public, and in private on the
1 may now possibly be deceived on the ono
Bide, as I candidly beliovo I have heretofore
been on tho other. But I have recentlv
come inposcssion of evidence which has con
vinced mo beyond a reasonable doubt, that
in this comity, at least, tho republican nartv
has been imposed upon, (I mean those- of
tho party who have not been within tho
' There is a wheel within tho wheel." and
to-day, if the republican party in this count',
was to derive its name from tho political sen
timents of a largo majority of its most active
members, it could not consistent! v bo called I
by any other namo than ' Know-Nothing."
I ask my political friends to examine into
this matter, and then each decided for him
self what he will do. I for one have delilb-
eralelv made ud mv mind, that until the so .
tf X i
crct colors stowed away in tho captain's berth
in tho shin be publilv brought forth, and
sunk in tho deep; or elevated upon their ap--propriato
staff, seperate from the republican
flag, I cannot conscientiously, and therefore
shall not train in that company.
Yours, &c, L. Mooke.
Grand Rapids, Oct 0, '50.
LAMONT MILLS ,
LAMOXT, OTTAWA COfNTY, PIICIIICJ Ar
Thomas B. Woodbury, Proprietor.-
CP" Cash paid for wheat.
STATE OF MICHIGAN, County of Ottawa, ss :
At a session of tho Probate Court for tho cbuntv
of Ottawa, holden at the Probato Office in tho
village of Grand Haven, on Monday, the sixth
day of October, in tho year one thousand eight
hundred and fifty-six : Present, William Hath
away, Jr., Judge of Probate. In the matter of
the estate of, Jeduthou Freeman, deceased :
ON reading and filing tho petition, duly verifi
ed of Lucinda Smith, lato widow of said de
ceased, praying among other things that an ad
ministration may bo appointed on said deceased
estate : Th ereupon it is ordered, that Monday, tho
third day of November next, at three o'clock in
the afternoon, be assigned for the hearing of said ,
petition, and that the heirs at law of said deceas
ed, and all other persons interested in said estate,
aro required to appear at a session of said court,
then to be holden at tho Probate Office, in the vil
lage of Grand Haven, and show cause, if any there
be, why tho prayer of the petitioner should not be
granted : And it is further ordered, that said pe
titioner give notice to the persons interested in
said estate, of the pendency of said petition, and
the hearing thereof by. causing a copy of this or
der to be published in the Grand ltivcr Times, a
newspaper printed and circulated in said County
of Ottawa, three successive weeks previous to said
day of hearing.
William IIatiiaavay, Jr.,
203 wlj Judge of Probate.
Notice of Copartnership.
rpilli undersigned have this day formed a co
X partnership for the purpose of doing a gener
al Mercantile, Forwarding and Commission busi
ness, under the lirm and name of Lnther & Hins
dale, at the store recently occupied by Geo. Luther
& Co. - George Luther,
Lamont, Aug. 13, 18o0. ,
LIST of Letters remaining in tho Post Office at
Grand Haven, for the quarter ending, Sept.
uv. i sou.
Andrews liraden S 2
Ainsworlh William II
A Hirbeck C G
Haikie John 3
IJond William II 2
Keck Mrs. E E
llennctt Mrs. Betsey
Uarke E li
Carter Mrs. James
Care James E
Coll Samuel 3
(Jhapmsn John E 2
Collester Albert II
Cary Franklin 2
Carv .Miss Emma L
Day II F
Duncan Mr3. A
Lyon Aaron D
Lathrop Mrs. S U
Miller J Foster
Mcnifield D M
McLinden Miss Ellen
Mayer J 113
Newcomb Capt Charles 2
Patchin Charles "
Prescott George 2
Parks Wm Ii
Parks Henry P
Peck G W
i JKussel William
' J liicc James A 2 .
Ilice Dericl 2
Rico M A
Roys G C
Ryun W li ,"
Shetler Clark M
Sherman S D
Smith Miss Henrietta
Trell M A 2
Tanner Lucus S
Tucrs James A
Vunatten George W
Wilkinson Warren G 3
Wright John Ii
Wanner A J
Win slow D A
Yun der Haven Jacob
Adrian re G
Koch T F
Coevcringe Jan van
llartogt Ann Uerentli
Genitsen Jan .
E.W. HARNS.P. M.
llThe "WASHINGTON HOUSE,"
LEG OAT Brothers, Proprietors.
THIS House is now open for the reeention of
guests. Tho " Washington" has been thoroughly
re-fitted and furnished, throughout, in the mos't
comfortable and modern style.
Travelers, strangers, men of bnsinoss nnri nth.
ers, visitincr Grand Haven, nm vpsnortrniiv invifori
to give us a call, with the' assurance that our best
endeavors will bo to render our guests comforta-
uiu Jinu suinmeu. i
"Excelsior" is our mnttn. ntul tlio rmMfr will
find it so, whose patronage is mostrcspectfullv so
licited. 12(12 tf.
J. A. Legoat, A. J. Legoat.
Eastman J II
Groesbeck John B2
Hess Miss Mary
Harvey Mrs. Mary
Hunt Wm P
Hotaling Irving 2
Justin Mrs. Clarisa
Jones L.auan '
Lea Miss Mary
Stoves, Tin and Sheet
CHRISTOPHER METZ, OF
CHIC A G 0,
HAS opened n Store at Grand Haven, where he
will manufacture nil kind nf Tin rvnni-
and Sheet Iron Ware, on the shortpat nnon nml
at reduced prices.
A general assortment of Hardware, of all kinds,
constantly on hand, to which the attention of all.
who wish to purchase is respectfully invited.
ramcuiar attention paid to jobing.
Grand Haven, Oct. 1, 18.50. 261 tf:.
CLOCK, WATCH AND JEW-
J. N. WEBSTER
ESPECTFULLY announces to the citizens of
IV nrnml Ilnvnn nn,1 t-llntfv flint, hp 1in Tifr.
mancntly established himself In the Clocks Watch
and Jewelry Repairing business, second door be
low tho Washington House, Washington itrcct.
He hopes, by a prompt, faithful attention ta
business entrusted to him, to merit and receive a.
liberal share of patronage.
Grand Haven, Augut 5,' 1850. 253 tf.
LATH YARN", Hemp and India Rubber Pack.
ing,on hand at WD. Foster & CoV