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t (5 rani Utottt Dittos,
Crand llovcn, . - - Michigan.
WEDNESDAY EVENINO. DEC. 18, 1863
PRAYER FOR PEACE.
Tbo deadly animosities wnich this wnr
Lns awakened may bo seen iu the recep
tion which is given to the proposal of the
Catholic Archbishops to devote the first
threo wocks of December to prayer that
peace may bo restored to the country.
So embittered have the respective parties
become that they will not stand together
upon the notitral ground of Christianity,
nor will they drop their bloody differences
even in the dread presence of Jehovah.
In the Sanctum Sanctorum the very
Holy of Holies those troubles are taken,
and there carried on with as little regard
to the placo as if it were a grog-shop.
It was proposed that the three weeks
of this month should bo devoted to pray
ers for peaco that sinful men should
humbly and reverr-ntlr approach the
throno of Supremo Justice, and ask that
its Monarch would bo pleased to tako
compassion upon our sufferings and re
store us to such tranquility as lie in His
omniscience and eternal benevolence sho'd
Uut no tbo fanatics of the respective
sections aro not satisfied to leavo the ques
tion with the wisdom and justico of God.
They propose to instruct llim how to set
tle tbo matter, under the presumpt ion, it
must be, that ho is not sufficiently inform
ed as to the merits of llio controversy,
and that, without their blasphemous ap
peals and explanation, ho would not bo
prepared to do justice to the belligerents.
Tho Bcechers of tho northern pulpits are
praying for pea.ee, by asking Deity to
smite tho uurighteous Confederacy, while
the McGills of tho southern churches aro
praying for pcaco by asking God to de
feat their enemies and recognize tho inde
pendence of the Confederacy. Says tho
"On tho contrary tho clergy's peti
tion will bo that our hearts may be inspir
ed with unfaltering resolution, bclfsacri
ficing and heroic patriotism, the spirit nev
er to submiL or yield, that our arms may
bo strong, and our weapons keen, and our
aim unfailing, and our soldiers earcr to
meet tho foe in tho just causo of freedom
and country. So shall tho God of Unt
iles bless our starry Hag, and tho hosts of
tho heathen lankeo bo rolled back with
tlaugltcr and shame. Then let ocaco
come and stay."
Moses look ofl his tandals when ho
stood in the presence of tho Uurning
Hush, because ho was upon holy ground.
Not so with tho Mocs of the North
and South; booted and spurred, they
strut into Heaven, and, with the ratlloof
snbro nnd musket, carry on their squab
bles in the immcdiato presence of the Eter
This is not tho truo spirit. If wo are
to devote the threo weeks of this month to
prayer for peace, let us do it as intelligent
beings. Let us humble ourselves before
God lot us confess our sins and ask for
the lifting of tho heavy weight of Ilisdi
vino "displeasure, and let us entreat of
Him to bring tis speedy pcaco iu such a
manner as His supremo wisdom may
think best for this unhappy people. Chi
cago Times. '
The Springfield Republican says:
"Somehow our radical friends, who
have been denouncing tho Constitution
for tho last quarter of a century as a "cov
enant with death and nn agreement with
hell," seem to have got tho idea that tho
war has abolished tho Constitution. Tho
rebels think so too. Both aro mistaken.
Tho Constitution still lives, and will not
only survivo this war, hut bids fair to
stand for some blessed ccnturios of nation
al peace and prosperity yet to come."
Hkigitam Youxo, in a late address to
the Mormons, nys that tho present war
is a "visitation from heaven upon the
people because they killed the prophet of
God, Joseph Smith."
That is just on a par with tho abolition
theory. Mormoniain vs. abolitionism.
HAT!NGA,in Harry county, is reported
in have r.n.ei t heir quota undr hi. I call.
For the Grand Haven News.
Thanksgiving Sermon, Preached Nov.
26, lb63, Ay one of the Pastors of
the place a small town in the w est
part of the State.
Text. "Thanksgiving. Wo have reason to
to thank Hiui."
1. For universal liberty.
2. Thnt it is becoming more univorsal.
3. That Abraham Lincoln is Presi
4. That he is a man that can be in
fluenced. . ' -
.5. That ho .didn't stick to his pro
0. That ho cnu say ono thing and do
another, and his party will sustain him.
7. That this war is note for the free
dom of tho slave, and not as it was iu
8. That tho soldiers did not know this
when they enlisted.
9. That moro of tho "A'tii" have
boon killed than " Our Boys."
Secondly. Wo havo roason to bo thankful
to God for the Emancipation Proclamation.
1. It is humane.
2. That it camo from " Father Abra
ham.1'' 3. That it catches a negro as well whero
ho ain't as whero ho is so to speak.
4. That this proclamation puts tho
negro on an inclined level with tho whito
5. That this was tho best thing to
madden the South and give us a chanco
to continuo tho war till tho negroes aro
G. That this proclamation develops
character. (1. It brings thonosoof tho
party to tho abolition grindstone 2. It
shows that a nero is better than a whito
7. That whilo it lias thrown 00,000,
without food or clothing, upon tho array of
tho Cumberland, it has opcnnjl a new
field for benevolence. (1. Forsoldicrs to
divide their rations with them. 2. To
test the moral courage of the administra
tion in taxing tho people to sustain them,
or, 3. Take the responsibility of letting
them starve to death, as they havo been
doing for months, at tho rale of fifty to
a hundred a day. Still wo havo reason
to bo thanlful nnd to rejoico on this
1. In the light of this subject wo sco
who's who ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
2. This subject teaches us not to put
our trust in princes ABRAHAM!
3. This subject teaches us tho truthful
ncss of tho higher-law doclrino negro
equality first, constitution next.
4. Wo sco in tho light of this subject
who aro Copperheads all who aro op
posed to tho doctrine hero laid down.
Tho audicuce will all join in singing
" Praiso God, from whom all blessings flow,"
Hauling Off. The approach of suow
and ice, cold and stormy weather,
has caused tho Milwaukeo steamers to
seek winter quarters. Tho Milwaukee
has already ceased her labors for tho sea
son and is safely laid up for tho winter.
Tho Detroit is to make a few trips moro
when sho will follow the example of her
The Company havo cngngod two fino
propellers, the S. S. Caldwell, and Gov.
Cushman, to take the places of tho
steamers, which will run as often as wind
and weather will allow, carrying freight
and passengers, having superior accom
modations. Tho traveling community
will find it a cheap, pleasant, and profita
ble wav to Milwaukeo and Chicago.
Alive. Wo notice by our exchanges
from difi'eront parts of tho Stato, that oth
er counties aro following tho cxamplo of
Old Ottawa, in providing bountios to en
courage enlistments, though but few man
ifest an equal liberality, 100 being about
the averago standard of bounties. We
trust tho Government will gel from Mich
igan a far larger number of men and a
less number of dollars on the pending
call th.in on the one preceding it.
Extra Session. The subject of an
extra session of the Legislature of our
Stato is under consideration with the
higher powers, its principal object being
to render legal tho nciion of counties in
raising bountios to encourago enlistments
if on a proper investigation it shall Ub
found that no law touching tho matter al"
ready exists, action on this point is
required let us, by all means, have an ex
Report at Once. Tho list of persons
liablo to tho draft in tho various sub-districts
of the 4 th Congressional District
have been published and ior tho most
part posted in order that corrections of
errors may bo made, if any aro found to
exist. All persons not hitherto exempt
ed aro to report themselves to tho Prov
ost Marshal, on or before tho 20th inst.,
if exemption is claimed, for examination.
Bounty to be Incrased. Wo notice
among tho "good things" to bo brought
forwnrd for consideration of Congress, is
a bill from Senator Wilson, of Massachu
setts, for an increase of bounty to volun
teers and provision for tho payment of
Twenty Dollars ter Month. A
memorial is being numerously signed in
Now York, praying Congress to increase
tho monthly pay of privato soldiors to
$20 per month. This i3 a movo iu tho
right direction. Let tho soldier bo paid
liberally and promptly.
The Three Hundred Dollars Com
mutation. As anticipated, all notices of
bills to bo presented to tho consideration
of Congress, relative to military affairs,
look toward an early appeal of the $300
exemption clauso in case of conscripts.
So that, hereafter, ajjperson conscripted,
if ho bo able-bodied, must cither shoulder
the musket or get a substitute.
Young Indies should certainly bo sub
ject to the conscription. They aro acens
tomcd to bare arms.
Ml U' A D VKUTISESMNTS.
Meeting of the Township Hoard.
Tho Township Hoard of Grand Haven, Mich.,
will moot at tho oflico of Hon, 11. W. Duncan,
Supervisor, on Saturday, Nov. 2(5, 180.3, at ono
o'clock, 1'. M. Thoso having claims against
tho township aro respectfully requested to pre.
scut them for adjustment.
J. W. DARNS, Town Clerk.
(J rand Haven, Dec. 16, ISO.". 2w 244
II. P. REARDSLEY Jt CO., Jewelers, on
Washington street, aro receiving a splendid ns
soitmcutof Holiday Gifts. Among their groat
vuriety will bo found a lot of elegant yet sub
Which aro patented and highly ornamented.
Parents and lovers of tho " Little Folks" can
not do better elsewhere in purchasing Holiday
(Jiffs. Goandsool 1.2 w
Get a Sewing Machine
Whoever intends to purehaso a good Family
Sewing Machine, of any kind, will do well to
call at tho Nkws Oflico. Wo can furnish them
at all times upon tho most advantageous terms
PlIOIMtlKTOIlS OK THE NEWS.
IN tray Ox.
TAKEN up on Saturday, 12th inst., in tho
township of Crockery, a medium sized
Rlack Ox nearly half of tho tail whito, also
whito hind feet. Tho owner is requested to fur
nish satisfactory evidewo of ownership, pay
ail just charges und tako the property immedi
ately., Address HI HAM MAKTIX,
Doc. 16, 1803. 4wJ Mill Point, Mich.
AMSKL fc iXOKTII,
GRAND HAVEN, MICH.,
Corner of Washington and First st's.,
KEEP everything for salo usually found
at first class Drug Stores, at tho lowest
market prices. All oro respectfully invited to
J. D. NORTH, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and Surgeon, offieo at the
Drug Storo ahovo mentioned, will prompt
ly httend to nil professional calls.
Grand Haven, Deo. 7, 1803. 243 tf.
VASCrACTt nEIl ft PBALEn IX
BOOTS AND SHOES.
HE uses only tho best stock, from tho East
ern Market. All kinds of repairing done
neatly and promptly. Shop on Washington
street, opposite Hubbard's Hardware Storo.
Grand Hiven, April 1ft, 102. tfnlG.':
U. S. 5-20'S:
The Secretary of the Treasury has not yet giv
en notice of any Intention to withdraw his pop.
nlar Loan from Sale at Par, and until ten days
notice is given, tho undersigned, as " General
hiibtcrtfttwn Ayent," will continue to supply the
The whole amount of the Loan authorized is
Fivo Hundred Millions of Dollars. Nearly
four Jfundrrd Milliom have been ulreadif t6
evribed for und paufrinto the Trennury, mostly
within tho last seven months. The large do.
tnand from abroad, and tho rapidly increasing
homo demand for use as tho basis for circulation
by National Ranking Associations now organiz
ing in all parts of tho couutry, will, in a very
short period, absorb tho balance. Sales have
lately ranged from ten to fifteen millions week
ly, frequently exceeding threo millions daily,
and as it is well known that tho Secretary of the
Treasury has ample and unfailing resources iu
tho Duties on Imports ami Internal Revenues,
and in tho issuo of tho Iuterost bearing Logal
Tender Treasury Notes, it is almost a certainty
that bo will not find it necessary, for a long
time to co mo, to seek a msrkot for any other long
or permanent Loans, THE INTEREST AND
PRINCIPAL OF WHICH ARE PAYABLE IN
Prudonco ami self interest must force tho
minds of thoso contemplating tho formation of
National lianking Associations, as well as tho
minds of all who have idlo money on theirbands,
to tho prompt conclusion that they should Joso
no time in subscribing to this most popular Loan.
It will soon bo beyond their reach, and ndvaneo
to a handsome premium, as was tho result with
tho "Seven Thirty" Loan, when it was all
sold and could no longer be subscribed for at
It it Six per Cent Lnan, the Liferent und
J'rinelpal payable in Coin, thin yielding over
Sine pur Cent, per annum, at tho present rato of
premium on coin.
Tho Government requires nil duties on im
ports to bo paid in Coin; tlicso duties ha vo for
a long timo past amounted to over n Quarter of
a Million of Dollars daily, a sum nearly threo
times greater than that required in tho payment
of tho interest on all tho 5-20's and other per
manent Loans. So that it is hoped that tho sur
plus Coin in tho Treasury, at no distant day, will
cmiblo tho United States to rusuino specio pay
ments upon all liabilities.
Tho loan is called .1-20 from the fact tbat
whilst tho Roods may run fur twenty years, yet
tho Government has a right to p:iy them oil' in
Gold nt par, at any timo after fivo yours.
The interest is paid half-yearly, viz : oil the
first days of November and May.
Subscribers can have Coupon Rends, which
aro payable to bearer, and aro $.r0, $100, $501)
and $1(KI0; or Registered Ronds of same de
nominations, and in addition, $5,000 and $10,
000. For Ranking purposes and for invest
ments of Trust-monies tho Registered Ronds aro
Thoso 5-20's cannot bo taxed by States, cities,
towns or counties, and tho Government tax nn
them is only one-and-a-half per cent, on the
amount of income, when tho income of tho hold
er exceeds Six Hundred dollars per annum : all
other investments, such as ineomo from Mort
gages, Ritilroad Stock nnd Ronds, etc., must pay
from three to fivo per cent lax on tho income.
Ranks and Rankers throughout tho Country
will continue to dispose of the Roods; and all or
ders by mail, or otherwise, promptly attended to.
The inconvenience of a few days' delay in tho
delivery of tho Roods is unavoidable, tho de
mand being so great ; but as interest coftiniences
from tho day of subscription, no loss is occa
sioned, and every effort is being made to dimin
ish the delay. JAY COOKE,
lit South Third street. Philadelphia.
rL'.ladclphia, Nov. 25, 1S0.1. 213 w4
1863. FALL TRADE. 18G3.
Albert Stegeman & Brother !
TTTTaving purchased tho stock of Goods of
J - 0. R. ALliEE, will continuo tho busi
ness at tho
ozlod st.a.:dt:d i
AVhcro they will constantly bo receiving tho
latest styles aud best qualities of
Consisting in part of
Dry Goods, Groceries, Yankee Notions,
Roots and Shoes, Hats and Caps,
Croccrics, dx., c.
All of which wo ofTer at a small ndvaneo abovo
NEW YORK COST!
Also Pork, Flour, Meal, Grain, Fish,
0c.f d'C, dx.
jjriS-Conic and sec for yonrseIve.-Q
OUR TERMS ARE CASH!
Grand Haven, September, 1S03.
Sew in:; Machine Agency.
WE aro agents for Grover ,k Raker's, T. M,
Singer A Co's and Williams .t Orvi.V Sew
ing Machines. Wheeler it Wilson's, nnd other
patents can also be obtained of us. Call and see
samples on exhibition at our store.
Taylor t Earns.
llolmckN Swedish llrnn
dy. We havo been your agents,
for somo timo, for tho salo of your
goods, and from the repeated calls
wo havo had for your Swr.nisn
Rrasdt wo now desiro a stock of
that article. Tho specimen bottle
sunt to us has been examined, and
has been found finite as acceptable
VJ as wo had anticipated, it is highly
eordiali.cd, ngrceablo to tho taste,
of peculiar flavor, nnd is destined to
meet with a rapid ami extensive
sale, in this section; ladies and oth
ers, requiring a pleasant stimulus
and aromatic beverage will find nothing moro
palatable. You may send us six doien bottles
in one dozen csros, and chargo the same to our
Yours, trul.", I. W. Jnes t Cc, Toledo, Ohio
In the matter of tho estate of Jacob P. AlwooJ,
"TOTICE Is hereby given that pursuant to
-i-N l'u!nso and authority to nie granted, by
tho Probata Court for tho county of Ottawa,
Stato of Miehigau, in tho matter of said estate,
boaring date tho twenty-third day of Novem
ber, A. D. 180.",, I shall sell at public auction,
to tho highest bidder, on the tweuty-third day
of January next, at one o'clock in tho afternoon,
at the front door of the Court-House, in the vil
li) go of Grand Haven, in said county of Ottawa,
all the following described real estate, to wit :
All that certain piece of land lying and being
situated in the county of Qttawa and State of
Michigan, known and desoribod aa follows, to
wit: Tho west half of the north-west quarter
of section number twenty-seven, in township
number seven north, of range number fourteen
west, containing eighty acres, be the same more
or less, according to government survey, togeth
er with all and singular the hereditaments aud
appurtenances thereunto appertaining or belong
JESSE S. TAYLOR, Administrator of
242w7 Jacob F. Alwood, doeeasod.
Dated, Grand Haven, November 27, 1863.
Lands for Sale in the County
THE subscribers offer for sale the following
described lands in Ottawa County :
Description. See. Town. Range.
S J of 19 8 14
N W i of 19 9 13
WiNElof 19 9 13
W i S E i of 27 9 14
Tho above described lands will be sold for one
fourlli cash, and the balance on long credit, at
seven per cent interest, to actual settlers.
' Also, cheap for cash, the following :
Description. See. Town. Rango.
NEJofNEJ .14 9 16
WiofNEl 13 7 1C
S W i 15 8 15
NEiofSWl 20 9 16
T5T Inquire of Messrs. Cutler 1 Warts,
Grand Haven, Mich,
GILBERT Jt CO.
Grand Rapids, May 27, 1803. ' 218 tf.
v li K n i v iii ii i. s ,
Calkins & Goodin, Proprietors,
VTT"OULD announce to the oitinens of Ottawa
VV County that they keep for salo all kinds
of Flour, Corn Meal, Feed, Ac., fco.
.ff Particular attention given to custom
grinding. Also the highest market price paid
for Wheat and other grains. (Jive them a cull.
Lament, Oct. 1, 1SC3. 234 it.
Ninth Judicial Circuit, Mich.
F. J. LITTLEJ01IN, Jt-nan Allegan.
Term Appointments for 18G4
ALLEGAN COUNTY March, second Wed
nesday; July, second Tuosday ; October, fourth
Tuesday : January, second Tuesday.
OTTAWA COUNTY March, third Tues
day; July, third Tuesday ; October, third Mon
day ; January, first Tuesday.
'mUSKEg'oN COUNTY March, fourth
Tuesday; October, second Monday.
NEWAYGO COUNTY March, fifth Tues
day : August, fifth Tuosday.
MECOSTA COUNTY (Osceola County at
tached) April, first Tuesday; September, first
OCEANA COUNTY" April, Monday after
first Tuesday; October, Thursday after first
MASON COUNTY (Lako County attached)
April, Thursday ufter second Tuesday; October,
MANISTEE COUNTY (Wexford County
nnd Missaukio County attached) April, third
Tuesday : September, fourth Monday.
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY (Kalcas
ka and Renjie attached) April, fourth Tuesday ;
Septomber, third Monday.
ANTRIM COUNTY May, first Monday;
September, second Monday.
LE EL AN AW COUNTY (if transferred to
lth Circuit) May, first Thursday; September,
Thursday after second Monday.
Nov. id, 1SC3. 212w6
Agents in every Town and County to
sell Dale's Newly Patented,
Neat and Durable
Running: Stitch Sewing: Machine !
CHINE will hem,
tip breadths, rullle,
exactly like hand
great deal faster,
feet, with liuglo or
either cotton, linen
can bo purchased
- gather, run
shir, tuck, etc.,
sewing, only a
and moro por
or silk, uliiug the
needle, ( which
atany storo for six cents a paper.) making a uni
form, long or short sfitoh at. tho will of the oper
ator. It will sow any kind of material that rc
requircs tho running stitch, weighs ono pound,
and can bo carried in the pocket or work box,
and is so arranged as to bo attached for use to a
tablo-top or work-stand, with directions so that
a child who can read insy oporate it without in
structions. Tho superior tools nnd largo facilities for
manufacturing enables us to put them in tho
market at the low prico of $0 00 by retail.
JP-iS" For further particulars apply to
J. D. DALE, General Agent.
Rochester, N. V.
Or A. M. lUr-am A Co., do.
VONCIWTKATKO l'Or.Sll! -
V T twenty-five rents per Can, vrhieh, with
---a half doicn pounds of greasv, tou esii
nviko fifteen gallons of Good Sp. 8ol l t
April, ?., 'M. 2l3tf