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FHE (GRAOTD HAVEN NEW
VOLUME 6 NUMBER 288.
GRAND HAVEN, MICH., OCTOBER 10, 1864.
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"George G. Lovell, County Treasu
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wa Co., Mich.
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Whither are we Tending?
Should the present Administration bo
continued, and its policy remain unchang
ed, one of two things will happen:
1st It will be unsuccessful; or
2nd. It will be successful.
Four rears more must produce a
status of affairs which no succeeding Ad
ministration will be able greatly to alter.
If the policy of subjugation which the
Administration is now pursuing shall
prove unsuccessful, of course the Union is
gone; the country is perpetually divided.
toreign recognition will have taken place;
commercial relations, and perhaps other
alliances will have been established with
the Confederacy, and the next Adminis
tration, four years hence, will have to en
ter upon the unwelcome task of adjusting
our new boundaries, and adopting our
policies to the new state of tilings.
But if the subjugation policy is suc
cessful, what then! Then we have one
government We are no longer a repub
lic of thirty-four consenting states, but
a military despotism of twenty-three
Provinces, holding a subjugated territory
of eleven others, once our equal, in com
pulsory connection with us. Nor is this
all; while we shall have cut down the
olilical status of ten millions of free
men from that of independence to inferior
ity and political servitude, we shrill have
undertaken to elevate iu their very midst,
four millions of a servile race to superior
ity and freedom. We surrender our free
dom; ye bow to military power; we tax
ourselves to the last point of endurance,
and yield our citizens, when we can gel
nobody else, to the fate of war; we nulli
fy our own elective franchise, and put it
in the power of the military authority to
appoint all our offices, for this. This, re
member is ttio result of success in the line
of policy now pursued by the Adminis
tration. It seems to as that none but a
fanatic can favor its further prosecution.
But we shall be told that when the mil
itary Power of the rebellion shall be brok
en, all things will return to their normal
condition, and flow in the channels of
penco. But when is the 44 military pow
er" of the reMlion to be broken! We
have been breaking it up for four years,
and will bo mo ono tell us how much
weaker it is now than it was when we
first met on the plains of Manassas f The
military power of the rebellion is not
broken, and never can be broken until the
spirit of the people is changed ; and to do
this something besides the exercise of
brute force is necessary. War can in
flict wounds, but never heal them.
But we have even now a sample of the
state of subjugated territories, where tho
military power of the rebellion has been
broken. We broke it in Missouri, at l'i
lot Knob, nearly three years ago, and not
long sinco we tried to break it there again,
and did not quite succeed. We broke it
at Bowling, in Kentucky, two years ago,
and to-day Kentucky is a common re
cruiting ground for both armies. We
broke it square in two at Vicksburg, and
ever sinco tho 44 trans-Mississippi Depart
mcnt" has taken care of itself, and de
fies our arms. To keep that in its pres
ent nominal subjecliou, requires a revenue
that would in time sink us into bankrupt
cy. We knocked the rebellion square in
the bead in Texas but to day Texas is in
the enjoyment of profound peace and
abundance, rendy to meet us when we get
through with the rest.
The probabilities are against our success
in the lino of policy we are pursuing; but
successful or unsuccessful, the result is
clear: on the one hand separation and
disunion; on the other destruction of our
Government and Despotism. Shall we
not have a change of men, and such a
modification of measures, as shall, if It be
yet possible, preserve the principles of our
Government and tho Union of our Stales I
The John Brown Familv. Mrs. John
Brown, widow of him whoso soul istrav
eling on, with her son, Salmon, and his
wife and threo daughters, have left their
home among the Adirondac mountains
where JoLn s 44 body lies mouldering in
the dust," together with his sons, who
were shot at Harper s Ferry, to seek a
new homo in California. They under
took the journey via the overland route,
taking with them some cattle, and Ver
mont fine-wooled sheep. There is a pain
ful rumor, not yet confirmed, that after
leaving Missouri, it having boen ascertain,
ed that they were John Brown's family,
they were pursed bv Missouri cuerillas.
captured, robbed and murdered. The
homstead Is now occupied bv Mrs.
Brown's brother. Burlington, ( Vt.)
How it Goes.
Sept. 27, 1864, Jamaica coffee is sold at
fourteen cents in cold. It is a necessity
of the laboring man. Let us see how it
reaches him. t ourteen cents in gold rep
resents the actual value of the commodi
ty. Mr. Lincoln's inflated currency steps
in and doubles the price, making it twenty-eight
cents per pound. '
ihen comes Mr. Lincoln s tariff duty
of five cents per pound in gold for Mr.
Lincoln will not tako his own paper mon
ey ; and this is, in paper, ten cents more,
making thirty-eight cents per pound for
It is now in the hands of the whole
sale dealer who must make his profit on
the thirty-eight cents instead of the origi
nal fourteen, and thus it becomes worth
fity cents per pound.
Its next stage is to tho retail dealer
with its cost increased by transportation,
insurance, profit, &c, all on the paper ba
sis, until it is exposed for salo to the con
sumer, in some western village, at sixty
cents per pound! at I be lowest calcula
tion that is the price as we write.
All this is owing to the policy of the
Administration; to its mode of carrying
out its plans, and to the plans themselves.
We may bo told it is owing to the war.
But that is a short way of telling it, and
not the true way either. We had a threo
years war with Mexico not long sinco, and
no such consequences occurred. We
transported armies by sea and land,
fought victorious battles and made con
quests of vast territories, without swell
ing the expense of living beyond the reach
of the poor. This war might have been
so conducted; but the present party wo'd
not so conduct it and never will, lo the
Administration and not to tho war we
owe this misery.
Collee is but a single item. We men
tion it as an illustration. The same state
of facts prevails with everything else;
and in cotton clothing they are aggravat
ed by the wanton destruction of southern
industry, and the attempt of the admin
istration to turn the mononolv of the cot-
ton culture and trade into the bauds of
its favorites. .
American citizens, wo estreat you to
ponder these thiugs seriously. Are you
willing thus to bo chained by the fetters
of unceasing toil to the car of servitude.
The average wages of labor is perhaps
not more than one dollar and fifty cents
per day, of which it costs nearly half to
buy a 6ingIo pound of coffee I Of that,
fourteen cents, is all that goes for the val
ue of the article. Tho remaioinr fifty
one are paid to sustain the policy of Mr.
Lincoln. Will you vole to contiuuo this
6tate of things f Shrapnel.
Abolition Victories and the Gold
Our laboring classes and others who
have to pay starvation prices for every-
niiug mey ouy, owing io tne nign price
of gold, would do well to consider of how
much value is the statement of tho abo
litiouists, that a political victory for them
is of more value than military successes, in
the light of this fact, and it is of such re
cent occurrence that it will not be disput
ed, that on Tuesday noon, when reports
came in of abolition victories, cold irame
mediately wcnl up, and from a litllo up
wards of 100, it has already reached 218,
and the tendency is still upward, in spite
of Mr. Secretary Stanton telegraphing
that be was receiving splendid military
successes. The throbbing pulsations of
tho gold market tell more loudly than
anything else to which party the inter
esls of those who wish lo put the gold
market down can be most safely entrust
ed. It should also be remembered that
immediately after Mr. Lincoln's nomina
lion, gold took a leap upwards, and grndu
ally ascended ibe scale up to nearly 300,
till Mculellans nomination, wben it turn
bled down to 170. Whoo the reports of
abolition victories (if an election carried
by fraud can be called a victory) in Indi
ana, and not a substantial success in Ohio
for the democracy, it has again gone up
to 218, as beforo stated. These facts
can be verified by reference to the gold re
ports of either The Free Press or shoddy
Tribune. Det. Fret Press, Zth Oct.
Abraham Lincoln on the Necessity of
"Suppose you go to war, you can not
tight always; and wtien, alter much loss
L .L J ...
on doiq siues, anu do gam on euner, you
cease fighting, the identical questions as
to terms of intercouse are upon you."
Lincoln s Inaugural Message.
Pily Mr. Lincoln would not now follow
bis old, and bis own counsels.
Wiit is a lovely lady like a hinge f
Because she is something to adore.
The German friends of Fremont in
Missouri, since his declination, refuse to
A farmer in Putnam county has a
mile of children! His name is Furlong,
and has eight sons.
It is a bad state of things when a
husband is all frowns at home, and all
44 smiles at the public-house or club.
Crime in London. Child-murder is
almost as common in London as in Chi
na so says a lending Loudon journal.
Tn irk is great distress among some of
the Californians on account of the drouth
and failure of the crops, and many peo
ple are starving.
From complete reports we fiud that
over fifty thousand 44 freed " negroes have
Eerisbed within the past two years iu the
department of Louisiana.
Jost so. When do wo begin to love
people ! Wben they begin to let us look
into their hearts, and their hearts are
found to le worth looking into.
An editor, in drawing attention to an
article against ardent spirits in one of the
inner pages of his paper, says: 44 For the
effect of intemperance, see our inside."
Gen. Banks, who has no army to
command, and Gov. Hahn, who has no
State to govern, are about to elect them
selves United States Senators from
The Peoria (III.) Mail states that
there are only four Germans in thai city,
out of 700 voters, who will vote for Lin
coln. Four years ago Lincoln got nearly
500 votes in that city.
A correspondent inouiros if an alien
who has served two vears in the army is
entitled to vote. He is entitled to his
naturalization papers at once, upon dec
laration, and when they are granted ho
The Prospect in Oakland County.
A correspondent writing from Walland
Lake, Oakland County, adds in a post
script: 44 Everything in the political lino
looks glorious. We will sweep Oakland
county as with a whirlwind."
A Traveler's Insurance Company
has been started in Hartford. Capital,
$250,000. You wish logo cn a journey,
you insure yourself in this company, and
if the train goes off the track, and cuts
you into splinters, it is a thousand dol
Inrs in your pocket.
Connecticut went republican last
spring by about 5,000 mnjority; but if
tho vote just taken holds good in next No
vember the Nutmeg btate is sure forMc
Clellan by 7,000 majority. Democrats
from that Stato say that 10,000 majority
is their lowest figure for 44 Liltlo Mac.
In 1860 the young kerosene-burners
called themselves 44 Wide-Awakes. In
1864 they call themselves 44 War Eagles."
Judging from their characteristics from
the avidity with which they seize upon
opportunities lo grow fat out of the blood
and wounds of our brave soldiers, they
should be called 44 War Buzzards.
Workinomen who want more war, no
Union, heavy taxes, quarterly conscjip-
tinn. . nl liir.li iL.iniM f.r all iflOD nan In
tVioir fAinilioa. will vnt for Mr. Lincoln!
Workingmen who want peace, the old
TTninn. Ami n rntnrn to the rood old dem
ocratic dava of gold and silver, will vote
for Ueo. MCJleiian i
Then and Now. 44 1 declare that I
have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to
interfere with slavery in the States where
it exists. I believe that 1 have no con
stitutional power to do so," said Mr.
Lincoln in his inaugural; now Mr. Sum
nor boasts that the President will ac
cept no terms of peace which do not be
gin with the abandonment of slavery.
The Crops. The fall crops io many
sections of the Stale in which the drouth
was so very severe, have outdone all ex
pectations. The late summer rains came
just in time to save crops planted late,
and the general vield is far bevond all
anticipation. In Macomb and St. Clair
counties this is particularly true. Pota
toes and even corn aro nearly a full crop.
Det. Free Press.
Xeep it Before the People.
Tho Rochester Union sava: 44 Keen it
before the people that thirty-five thou
sand Federal soldiers, while men, are left
by Abraham Lincoln to dio, at the rale
of one hundred a day, in a pestilence
. .i . .
pen, uown in ueorgia, on account of the
negro, wben by the utterance of a word
the honorable living up to the propo
sition of our own government, the life of
every man might be saved, his liberties
secured, and his services regained for our
Keep it before the people, that our au
thorities now say all 44 other questions "
may be arranged, but, until the negro is
acknowledged as 41 a man and a brother,"
our dying prisoners in rebel bauds shall
not be released.
Keep it before the people thai we have
so many moro rebel soldiers in our hands
than the enemy has Federal soldiers in
his, as to render it foisable to exchange
every one of our suffering white men, and
at the same time retain two rebels for ev
ery negro 6oldier taken from us.
Keep it before the people, that while
these thirty-five thousand white men are
dying, at the rate of one hundred a day,
for the negro, down in Georgia, Abraham
Lincoln is calling for more men, to fill the
places in tho army the prisoner victims
would occupy if released. Thus the lives
of these men are not only sacrificed, but
the men now going forward from here are
called upon to give their lives in battle
for the negro.
Keep it before the people that Lincoln
is murdering thirty-five thousand men in
Georgia by his negro policy faster than
we can, by paying one twentieth of our
properly as taxes in bounties, raise sol
diers to take their places.
Keep it before the people that these
are iocontcstible facts, proved bv official
documents over tho hands of Lincoln's
officials! Tho proof will be foupd under
the editorial head of this paper. Cut it
out and confront Lincoln supporters with
Keep it before the people lhat neither
the Lincoln orators nor organs attempt
to refute those charges! That the proof
is so complete and overwhelming that
they dare not attempt refutation! And
that by their silence ihey endorse the
crimes of Lincoln in the premises which
cry to the Amarican People and to Heav
en for vengeance.
Read the docuraeuts elsewhere; read
what prisoners themselves say through
their commissioners who roemoralizcd
Lincoln weeks ago, and who met with a
cold repulse and a deaf ear.
Hardihood. Among the bounty
jumpers recently executed at Alexandria,
was one whose hardihood seems to bo
without precedent. Just before his exe
cution be sent to the officer of the guard,
requesting the attendanco of the chap
lain, staling with an oalh lhat he cared
nothing for ihe chaplain, but as regula
tions provided for it, he thought he had
better enjoy the privilege. A few hours
after he wroto a will, bequeathing about
thirty thousand dollars, giving to his
guard ono hundred dollars apiece for
their kindness to him, and remembering
to an equal extent a number of others
connected with his place of confinement.
Tho officer of the guard was appointed
executioner, went to New Jersey to carry
out the provisions of the will, and found
the prisoner to have been without a cent,
or any indication of his ever possessing
The Democrats or Lyons. The
Democrats of Lyons, Ionia county, are
wide awake. They have n McClollan
Club which meets every Saturday evening.
Lasl Saturday evening the Club was ad
dressed by Joab Baker, of St. Johns.
Although no notice had been given, the
hall was filled with enthusiastic democrats.
Mr. Baker's remarks were decidedly to
the point. He dealt some sledge-hammer
blows to the administration, which
were received with unbounded enthusi
asm. The democrats of Ionia county
are at work in the good cause, and we
are assured that the abolition majority io
that county will be largely diminished.
Success to their noble effort.
Will Vote for Lincoln. Every
man who agrees wilh the following senti
ment, uttered on the floor of the Connect
icut House of Representatives, by Rev.
Mr. Gilbert, an abolition member, Janua
ry 15, 1864, will vote for Lincoln:
44 For one, I am not afraid to say that
I had rather lie down and die in my
tracks to-day, than see any restoration of
Ibe Union as it was."