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VOLUME 6 NUMBER 290.
, GRAND HAVEN,. MICH:rNOVEMBEK 23, 1604.
TERMS $1 oO PEll AKNUM:
THE ORr.:iD IIAVEir HEWS,
, Publii'uol rtrj Wednesday,
BY J, r. J. W. BARNS.
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BUSXNBSS DIRECTORY.
Grand Ilaven, Mich.
Goorge Lovell, County Treasu
rer, Grand Ilaven, Mich. -
Peter Van Den Berg, County Clerk
and Register of Deeds, Grand Haven, XHta
wa Co., Mich.
Robert W. Duncan, Circuit Court
Commissioner, Grand Ilaven, Mich.
William H. Parks, Prosecuting At
torney, Grand Ilaven, Mich.
" i .. n r 1 "
George Eastman," County Survey-
or, Eastmanville, Mich.
J, H. Sanford, Deputy County Sur
veyor, Wright P. O., Ottawa Co., Mich.
S. Munroe. Physician and Surgeon.
Office on Washington street, Grand Haven,
: Mich.
D wight Cutler, Dealer in General
Merchandize, Pork, Flour, Salt, Grain,
Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Ac. Water street,
Grand Haven, Mich, ,. . . -
William Wallace, Grocer anl Pro
vision Merchant, Washington Street, Grand
Ilaven, Mich .
Miner Hedges, Proprietor of the Vic-
- tor Mills, Tallmadge, dealer in Merchandise,
Groceries and Provisions, Pork, Grain and
Mill Feed, Shingles, 4c, Ac. Lamont, Otta
wa County, Michigan.
Augustus W. Taylor Judge of
Probate, Ottawa County. Post-Office address
Ottawa Center. Court days. First and Third
Mondays of each Month, Office at the Court
House, Grand Haven.
George E. . Hubbard, Dealer in
Stoves, Hardware, Guns, Iron, Nails, Spike,
Glass, CJrcu'ar and Cross-cut Saws, Butcher's
Files; and Manufacturer of Tin, Copper, and
Sheet-Iron Wares. Job work done cn short
notice. Corner of Washington and First sts.,
Grand Ilaven, Mich. .
John H. Newcomb, Dealer in Dry
Qoods, Groceries, Provisions, Crockery,IIard
ware, Boots and Shoes, etc. State Street,
-Mill Point, Mich, i '
J. T. Davis, Merchant Tailor, Dealer
In Gents Furnishing Goods, Broadcloths, Cas
imeres, Vestings, Ao; Shop, Washington St.
2d door below the Drug Store
Perry li Son, Manufacturers and
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In Lumbor,Shin-
gles, Lalh, Pickets, Timber Ac. Business Of
fices, Water Street, Grand lUvn, Mich., and
, 236, Adams Street, Chicago, III.
J, P.' Chubb, Manufacturer of and
'Dealer in Plows, Cultivators, Threshing Ma
chines, Reapers, Mowers, Hay Presses and all
kinds of Farming Tools and Machines. Ag
ricultural Warehouse, Canal Street, Grand
Rapids, Mich.
CONCENTRATED POTASH!
- A T twenty-five ccntslper Can, which, with
JujL half doten pounds of grease, yon ean
make flfteon gallons of Good Soap. Sold at
, , GRIFFIN'S Drugstore.
, prll, 2563 231tf
Get a Sewing Machine! y ;
Whoever Intends to purchase a good Family
Sewing Machine, of liny kind, will do well to
call atthe New Offlco. We can furnish them
at all times npon the most advantageous terms.
Proprietors or tbi New.
MANHATTAN
JFirc Insurance Company.
CASH. CAPITAL,...
SURPLUS,
$250,000 00
. $254,022
"T3 ISKS taken on the most reasonable terms.
Losses promptly paid.
WM. H. PARKS, Agent.
Grand nven March 9, 184. 255tf.
" All that Gutters is not Gold." ;
Why did the proverb strike me so forc
ibly on that lovelv Wednesday last spring,
when I sat watching the rain drops fall,
while the sun, just struggling from the
mass of clouds, transformed each wee
globule into a diamond! I said it over
in English, I turned it into French, Ger
man and Italian,' and then let fancy and
memory apply the quaint old saying to
life experience. . Was my glittering dream
of love and hope, dross! 1 I bad fancied
every promise golden, and tinted every
beam of the future with glitter and spar
kle. Why should the proverb haunt me
so! ' .''
In -yain I tried to thrust it out, Uhe
question once put would linger in my
mind till answered; and so, driven to des
peration, I lore thd memories down from
the walls, arrangod'each incident, and ap
plied the probe to each word and look.
I was in love with the ' handsomest
man in G - my native town, and I
had every reason to believe myself the
object of his special adoration. Eor me
he reserved the sweetest smile, his most
gracious bow, his most courteous speech
es; when alone his voice 6ank, for mo to
its roost melodious cadences, his , eyes
dewlt on my faco with tender yet rospccl
ful admiration, his bauds clasped mine
with a warm presure, and by every word,
tone and look his love was ottered to me.
We were a quiot circle of friends in
G before this facinating stranger
dropped among us. As the daughter of
the richest man in town, I had been al
lowed to lead much of the festivity, and
when the new comer showed me marked
homage nobody questioned my right to
accept it. He was a . lawyer from New
York, report said, immensly . wealthy;
our own eyes told us - extremely hand
some, ; talented and agreeable. With
Spanish eyes and a clear olive complex
ion, he had rich, clustering curls of brown
hair, splendod teeth, and the fealuers of
an Apollo.- Ho was tall and finclv form
ed, dressing in perfect taste,' wearing dia
monds of the nrst water for 6tuds, a ring
to match, a heavy gold watch, chain and
sleeve buttons, but no other jewelry. He
owned a superb 'pair of blood horses, a
pretty carriage for two, whoso comfort I
had tested; lived in the best rooms of our
first hotel; paid his bills punctually, and
was universally regarded as a young
millionaire. He sang, he waltzed,' flirted,
rode, drove, and bewitched my heart by
each and every ono of his accomplish
ments. - ' ' r:
Why did I question all this glitter!
Father had welcomed him on letters from
New York; mother was charmed by his
deferential courtesy towards her; society
received him with open arms, and here 1
sat turniug over all this, and whispered
softly to my tortured heart, " All that
glitters is not gold,"
ror one whole week I watched Rufus
Lovering as only a woman, who felt her
whole life's fato bung on that issue, could
watch.; And I detected this; a suddea
voice calling him would drive away every
shade of color from his lips; a hand placed
on his arm or shoulder, would cause-great
beads of prespi ration to roll from his fore
head, and his fingers wore never still.
I can never tell what I suffered during
that week. I loved him 1 ' He had won
my girlish heart by a thousand graceful
attentions, and I farely worshipped beau
ty or talent at any time.
At last I determined to see if there lay
any clue in his own room to help mo in
my blind groping. Of course, in propria
personax there was no admission for me
to his bachelor s apartments, but I was
determined to get there.
A littlo rouge, abrorid frilled cap, deep
sun-bonnet, calico dress, gingham apron,
and dusky hour in early summer, trans
formed me from rather a pretty girl into
a blowsy Irish washer-woman, and, with
a trembling heart, but unfaltoring step, I
made my way to the G House.
I know it was indelicate, perhaps wrong
for mo to thus force myself upon the pri
vacy of mv lover; but tortured by doubts,
the haunting proverb always ringing its
mocking refrain in my heart, I was resolv
ed to prove the truth or falsity of its po
sition. What I expected to find I can scarcely
say, but I enquired for him at the door,
was shown to his parlor and requosted to
wait. I had arranged my pitiful story of
poverty, meaning-to use my proper name
for reference, and test his charity, at least;
and I sat in the parlor, wailing to see if
he was in, noticing every article strewn
on the table, and scanning every 'book
on his shelves.
41 At home, but particularly-engaged.
Would I take a seat and wait!"
This was the answer to mv message.
I sat down obediently, heartily ashamed
of my errand, but desirous of .carrying
out my plan. , , .
; :Voices from the next room reached 'mo,
and I heard this: ! r t , '
. : ' I tell you the funds are almost ona,
and I' cannot leave for. a month. You
must send mo more money."; -
"You' leave mo nil the risk,' you take
all the pleasure. . ... - : . ? t
', "Do vou call this pleasure!" : . ' i
'. There was a bitter harshness in Hufus'
voice that I had never heard there, but
what ho mocked o barshlyM could not
6eo. The voice spoke next. - i
' " You must pass soma hero."
i . I cannot. No, you in Now York must
pass the com, and be content that I am
willing to manufacture it. i ou can nev
er guess how. exposed 1 nra to detection
andiu New York it would come certain
ly." - ;
. "And the heiress!", 1 : .
. " She is mine. Once married, Gus, you
and I will quit this country, and see if in
Paris wo can forget the past." .
r " Which past P The voice was bitter
now. " The past of the last five tears,
or our childhood I ' Oh f Al, it is a bitter
lifer .v. ; . ..
, - " We will live it down. In after-years
when we become respectable citizens, the
world will never know that Rufus Lover
ing is Allislon Wilde, the escaped forger
and coiner." . i- .
," Whom I now arrest in the name of
the Inw, thundered a third voice.
There was a crash of a broken door, a
scuffle, shots fired, and then my hand
soniojover entered the parlor in the grasp
of a police officer and ahotel waiter, who
proved to.be ft disguised dotectivci while
his brolbcr tvhoso wily questions tad won
his confession, was paid for the. treason.
I went home sad and sick. Never
can I forget the scene of detected guilt;
never look upon pomp or: 6iiow ' without
the old proverb springing 16 my lip. Tru
Iv did l prove that " All that Gluteus
is not Gold.".. .
: 1 ...
Singularities of J3iRDS.r-Bishon
Stantlv tells a storv of ,u nichlincalc,
which, after being reared from the nest
and kept in a cngo a.couplo of winters,
was allowea to Uy about Ireely among
the shrubbery and plcasuro-grounds- du;
ring tho song season. The nightingale
would always return to feed out of the
hand when called by a known voico.-
When the migration time came, it. seem
ed uneasy for a day or two; but tho cage
being hung out of door?, it would enter
during the cold autumnal evenings, "and
being carried indoors, would pass tho win
tor singing sweetly from Christmas until
April. Much we do not' know how
much in the habits of birds of what is
ascribed to instinct, is the habit of tcach
ing. Old song birds teach their tunes to
the young by giving them music-lessons
which are not paid for by the hour. J
Hawks drill their offspring by hawking.
Travelers in virgin forests are astonished
at the confidence, of birds which bad nev
er witnessed the effects of thei rifle.. A
hen-house sparrow, whoso leg was kindly
set by a laay, brought another sparrow
to . undergo tho same operation, and spent
the winter nights for years in the apart
ment in wTiicn she had received the kind
treatment, flying out every morning' and
returning every ; evening, except . during
tho breeding-season. Rooks which fly
away with cries. of alarm, if they, see a
man with a gun approaching them in tho
fields are not frightened when they see a
man with a gun in town.
Happiness. Now let us tell you a
secret a secret worth kuowing. This
looking forward to enjoyment don't' pay.
From what we know of it, we would' as
soon chase butterflies for a living, or bot
tle up moonshine for cloudy nights. Tho
only true way to bo happy, is to take the
drops of happiness as God gives men to
us every day of our lines. Tho boy must
learn to be happy while plodding over his
lessons; the apprentice while he is .learn
ing bis trade; tne merchant while ho . is
making his fortune. fIf io fails to learn
this art, he will be sure to miss his enjoy
ment when he gains what he has sighed
for. - . , .'
1 Decision of Chief Justice Cauter.
A case was decided in tho District
Court relative to promisary notes, signed
by intoxicated persons. Chief Justico Car
ter said, in casoof insanity, notos would
bo clearly void. Drunkenness being a
temporary insanity, the' case, would be
similar, and a verdict given accordingly.
The street railway will soon be in br
cratiou in Saginaw.
. t , Troin the South, m . ,
'Lincoln has been, re elected President
of the United. Stalest ' His first election
could not surprise any. one, for he' was
wholly unknown; but his ro-elecliou, af
ter four years' experience of bis character
and capacity, will not fail to impress tho
world with a very low opinion of popular
government. So far' as' the peoplu of
these blates are interested, Uio re-election
of Liucoln is entirely satisfactory. For
us, ho is tho right man in the right place.
We would not have hirn defeated, ' but
gavo'all the' influence of . the Enquirer to
him , Our reasous were entirely selfish.
We prefer tho tnanngemeut of this war
to remain in the samehands that have di
rected it for the last four years. We pre
fer an ignorant,, brutal fool its' Coinnian-der-iivChiel'cf
the enemy than any .oth
er man. Ho suits us entirely! Geiertd
McClellan might have given us' more
trouble, but we" have taken the measure
of Lincoln, and know exactly his worth
lessness. Tho four years more of, war
which his election now makes sure, wo'ld
not have been avoided by the election of
McClellan,' but might have been conduct
ed with much, more ability and given us
much more trouble than. Lincoln can pos
sibly command. This re-election of Lin
coln binds our people still firmer together
and prevents the division and' discord
which tho . election of McClellan' might
have introduced. We know that it means
continued war, and our country will pre
pare for it. There is no prospect of peace,
and it is better for us cthat wo should
know clearly tho purpose of the enemy
id this matter,' than to havo been divided
in" opinion by tho hopes o( peace tho de
feat of, Lincoln would have raised among
our, people. Lot our authorities begin im
mediately' the work of reorganizing tho
tho army, consolidating the regiments, fil
ling up tho ranks, improving the cavalry
and preparing for tho' spring campaign.
Hichmond Enquirer t'Js7ov. 11. . . , ,.
.'.'' . - - .'"
Saving rou Old Age. Nq ono de
nies that it is wise to mako a provision
for old age, but wo are not all agreed as
to tho kiud of provision it is best o lay
in. Certainly wo shall want a little mon
ey, for a destitute bid man is indeed a sor
ry' sight, and suggests to every ono the
suspicion that 'his lifo has been foolishly
If not wickedly spent. Yes, savo money,
by all means. ..But an old man needs
just that particular kind of strength which
young mon" are apt to waste. Many a
foolish young fellow will throw away on
New y.oar's Day a. certain amount 6f ner
vous euergy, which ho will never foci tho
want of till ho is seventy; and then, how
much he will want it! ' It is curious, but
true,' that a bottle of champaigno at
twenty may intensify the rheumatism of
throe score. It. is a fact that overtask
ing the eves at fourteen mav necessitate
tho aid of spectacles at ( jbrly, instead of
eighty. We advise our young readers to
1X3 saving oi Lcaitu, lor iiieir old age, tor
the maxim holds good - with 'regard to
health as to money ; " waste not, want
not." It is tho greatest mistake to sup-
pose inai any viojaiion oi me jaws oi
health can oscano its pcnaltyj Nature
forgives no sin; no error. Hhe lets off
tho offender for fifty years sometimes,
but she catches him at last, and inflicts
the punishment just when, just where,
just how he feels it most. Save up for
old ag0, but save more than money; save
health,, save honor, savo knowledge, save
tho recollection of. good doeds and inno
cent pleasures, save pure thoughts, pave
friends, savo Jovo. ' Save rich stores of
that kind of wealth which time cannot
diminish, nor death take away. - ''
A Yoo.vo Hero. A correspondent of
the New York , Times thus describes
Lieut. Cushing, who blew up the' Albcr-
marlo : ! The most astouuding part of this
narativo is that the hero of it is a youth
of only twenty-two years of ago, with a
record already summed up of ( which
many gray beards would bo proud.' When
introduced to him, I could scarcely recon
cile the fact that the .unassuming young
man beloro me, with his frank open coun
tenance, and longhair thrown wildly back
behind his ears, looking like some student
just escaped from college for a little frolic,
was the man whose name is already, and
justly, before the public.; Apart from the
glory winch such episodes as these throw
around the character of our navy,' this de
struction of the rebel ram Albermarlo is
a t really important affair. It has for
months . past, been kept, . empioyoa in
watching and at bay, five of. our double
enders and somo five or . six other
vessels which will now be released for any
other kind of dnty.
Discovery cf a Hevr Iron Hotintjun.
The existence of an immense iron
mountain, ahno&t on the Very shores' of '
Lako' Superior, outrivaling "the lamoua
mountains of jMarquetle, seems almost
too marvelous for belief, yet we can as
sure our readers,' upon tho most irrefrngi
Ue testimony, that tho fact is eWu'su.'
That such a wonderful i mineral deposit
thpuld remain undiscovered until a very
recent date is the most remarkable feature
Of the whole affair, and shows how great
and devt-rsified is the nntural wealui of
that ; world-reuowned rrgion,! contrasted
with the tardy . race of its development,
particularly on the Canadinn side," where
the newly discovered mine is located." At
the distance of only about forty-five miles
from Wto.'Marie, this mountain lifts ils
frowning Miinmil to the altitude cf.fcix
hundred feet above the lever of the lake,
being Bbout twice ' as high as . tho irou
mountains of Marquette. '' . ; !o
The "first . examination was made in Ju
ly last by Prof. S. P. Duffield, of Detroit,
who, from the general features, came, to
the conclusion that tho range was identi
cal with thai 'of Marquette, and hV order '
tti satisfy himself on this point, "ho visited
Marquette, to get the range, by which his
theory. was found to bo fully sustained.
Aonqany was subsequently formed un
der tho" narne of the " Batchawanuiig
Iron Company,n which obtained a patent
from the Canadian Government for 3,200
acres which comprises all, or nearly all, of
the mineral tract in question.'' ' Tho ore
is of the very finest ouality, corre'poiiding
to tho ores of the Marquette ininesliviid
extending through .a rango of voral
miles, in deposits many feet 'in thickueds,
1( is so 'plentiful thai by no human agency
can tho supply bo exhausted for huudreds
of years." : Of tho' unequalled Hchness iX
tho oro we are enabled to speak definitely.
A quantity which was taken from the
depth of only fifteen feet from the surface,
and smeltcd.in a common ' blast furnaco
by Prof. Duflicld, rcalited CO Jht cent of
pure iron. When wo remember that 30
jer cent is a good v working average, tho
richness of tho newly discovered oro will
bo fully apparent At a greater depth
from tho surface, its purity will of cotir
bo on a corresponding scajo, in accordance
with a Weil known rninprnlor.iinl liv In
addition to tho profcssionalcxaminalioii
wnicn was conducted by Mr. Forbes,' n
very largo extent of land was thor'oufrhlv
surveyed aud mapped; tho lhtchawanung
river was "meandered," "for nine miles
from its mouth, soundings were taken in
the bay, and an excellent harbor was lo
cated; and, finally," a' railroad lino was
run from thofcarborto tho future mines,
by tho experienced skill of Prof. Duflicld,
assisted by Mr. Forbes. ( Prof. Duflield
reports that this hhe'will not be over five
miles long, and that it cannot, ho con
structed without heavy rrades. Tho har
bor is a good one, sheltered from all winds,
accessaoie by a simple channel to' large
vessels, and suflicienilv extensive' la ac
commodate tins largest coramcrco He
aiso states that trio railroad, irom tho
mino to the harbpr, . will havo n dowb
grade of 75 feet to tho'milo. 'Tho cars
would thus have a descending grade when
loaded and an upgrado'when light. ':
We understand that the report of Prof.
Duflicld, Mr. Forbes and Messrs. Adelberg
and Raymond will soon be given to' the
public, and that step's will immediately
bo taken for the development 'of the
Uatchawauung district. ,;
The mineral was first discovered a year
ago last winter hy an Indian named Cau
cosh, but who is now known by the W
brgiuet of " Pewnbie," signifying iron. In
trapping he came to a tree that had been
blown down, whoso upturned root reveal
ed to view tho previously hidden wealth.
The news was communicatod to a half
brocd named Peter Dell, who revealed the
secret.- 2?yifo Advertiser. ' ' ' '
, . , .
' Defaced Greenbacks. The nation
al bank refuso to take greenbacks whicli
have been defaced in iho slighlost degree.
A bill was shown us yesterday from the
upper, edgo of which a piece about the
size of a finger nail had been torn, which
had been refused in consequence by tho
national banks and by one or two business
firms. It is well for the public to under
stand this fact and have none but entire
ly, tinimparod notes Jn circulation, j If the
notes are made "worthless by ordinary
wear, it will not bo long before n large
number of irredeemable greenbacks will
be in circulation. Free' Press..., ,
An old widower advises uninitiated
youths to pop the question with a laugh,
lor, says lie, if you are accepted well
and good; if not, yucan say you are on
ly joking."
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