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VOLJili 7 NUMBER 348.
Published e?ry Wednesday,
TERMS! One Dollar Fifty per year.
fSfr $2 00 when left hy the Carrier -tS-
Ofllce on Washington street, over Bccktel'
Grand Haven, Michigan.
One square one week, $
On square two week, 1 25
On square three week, 1 75
Owe sqnare one month, 2 ?5
square two months, ou
Ono square three months, 1 00
One square six months, - 10 (,
Ona square twelve months, 150(1
Jlusinci, Card, owe line each, $2 nor year.
Advertising by the column at rutci of specml
.agreement. ... ,
One square is one Inch of column or le's.
Advertisement., without special directions as
time will be iu.-erted and chared for until or
dered out. ...
beii'al advertising at legal rate. AMien a
o.stponement in addd to an advertisement, the
whole is charged a. f or the first insertion.
Keuben Vanderhoef, Shoriff of
t)lUa County, Grand Haven, Mich.
Hermanus Doesburg, Clerk unci
Register of DeetU. Otta'va County, Orand
Haven," Micb.
reorge Fleming, Treasurer, Oltnwa
County, Orand Haven, Mich.
George Parks, Judge of Probate,
Ottawa County, Grand Haven, Mich.
Robert W. Duncan, Prosecuting
Attorney, uiiawa io., urnun " "
Wright LeRoy, Circuit Court Com-
miMiouer, Ottawa County, Grand Haven,
Charles E. Cole, Surveyor, Ottawa
County, lienin, jmcii.
. H. Sanfortl, Deputy County Sur
veyor, v rlgni, Mien.
Pooria Fire and Marine In
surance Co. Wji. N. ANGEL, Agent,
Grand Haven, Mich
r i tv K- ll,. t.!. .;.n nrl Knrtrnnn
3. lUUIUUC. i iijnivii.i.
Office on Washington street, Grand Haven,
iirnUo-m Walloon Grocer nud Pro
vision Merchant, Washington Street, Grand
Haven, .men.
Minnr TTedres. Proprietor of the Vic
Mill. TutlniH1tr. dealer in Merchandise,
n-. anil Pnii ixinns. Pork. Grain and
Mill Feed, Shingles, Ac., Ac. Lamont, Otta
wa County, Michigan.
rtenro-A V.. Hubbard. Dealer in
Ht-.res, Hardware, Guns, Iron, Nails, Spike,
Glass, Circular and Cro-s-cut Saws, Butcher's
....I Mnniifiii-fiirer of Till. Conner, and
Bheet-Iron Ware. Job work done cn short
notice. Corner of Washington ana irst sis.,
Uraml mvon, mien.
John 11. Newcomb, Dealer in Dry
iinii.nrii. Provision. Croc-Very, llard-
r. Boot and Shoe, etc. Staia Street,
Mill Point, Mich.
Ferry & Son, Manufacturers and
u- k..i...l. on,l HBtjLi! dealers in Lumlicr.Shin-
glos, Lath, Pickets, Timber Ac. Business Of
fice, Water Street, Grand Haven, Mich., and
28, Adam Street, Chicago, ill.
Get a Sewing Machine!
Whoever Intends to purchase a good Family
Hewing Machine, of any kind, will do well to
all attne Mtwi umce. cm inn,, ......
at all times upon the most advantageous terms
IKiirniiiiu.. mw . -
Manufacturer of
TtTj-vTH. s s a t t CJA.SH
Muskegon, July 23, 1882.
Acriciillural Warrlioiisc
MAsrr ACTirnra a-i pf-alkr i
A ND all other kinds of Farming Tool and
Jk. Machines. Canal it.,urana napma,
Anrll 38.1885. 311 tf.
Fredcricli Ilccktcl,
Washington Street,
Gmnd lliiven, Mich.
Wholesale aa4 Retail Dealor In
Nfttrcfoftwn 1n.f PnV. Mutton. Ham.
Lard, Tallow, Ac., Ac. Thankful forpnst
larorn, we would invito tne puono to inn . v
.w.:.. .... o..C .r Knfrtrn nnrchasinc else
where. We Intatd to keep a full supply of every
rcie-onaiiy aepi m a jhh i'iirn.
ftT Cash will be paid for Stock on 4eHrery
0 hlf.bt solace of my lonely time,
Beloved pon ! why so reserved of Inte ?
Haiit thou renounced all fellowship with rhyme,
And crown at once both rusty and iedate t
Art thou a-weary with thy journeying o'er
The pnner plain, and wilt thou no more I .
Or in thy jetty fluid nil expended J
The standih dry ? or hast thou lost the art
Of lining well the passions of tho heart?
Or art thou, like a touchy thing, offended
Because thou hast so long time lecn nntcndod?
Do tell what is the matter; let me know
Why Is't, my friend, that thou behavest so,
And all thy grievances shall soon be ended.
Stoutly the pen replied : Good master inlno !
Thy willing servant 'tis my pride to be j
Why chide me when the blawo is only thine?
But seldom lately dot thou fondle me.
mm iii li i n nmm
"Over the side, with ye, bov, quick;
one minute's delay may cost jour life I
exclaimed Mr. Grey to n fellow passenger,
lad of about fourteen, who apwared to
hesitate about swinging himself down to
boat which rocked in the waves below
llie burning ship. Tho flumes were rag
ing round mast and yard, the sails caught
fire, Hazing and shriveled, thick volumes
f smoke hung like a funeral pall over tho
vessel, and tho awful red glnro was re
flected on the sea which glowed like a
Srey furnace. It was no time for delay,
indued, and yet Reginald drew back from
the Vessel s hide. " 1 Lad lorgoiten It:
he exclaimed, and darted towards the cab
"Madness he is lost!" muttered Mr.
Grey ; "No money was worth such a
rihk"; that young life U thrown away !"
Sailors and passengers with eager
msto lowered themselves into tho boats
ml there was not room for all. Soma,
under the direction of tho CBplain, whose
bravo spirit only roso with the danger,
hastily lashed spars together to form n
rude raft for the rest. Air. urey Inuoreil
ainontr these, prastiincr and almost faint-
ing Irom tho heat which had necomo wen
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niirli into erahle. Often he clanced anx
iously towards the hatchway, with the
faint hope of seeing young Reginald
emerge from tho burrrng caMn into wuicn
ho had so darinnlv ventured.
The raft, the last hope of the crew, is
floatintr on tlio crimsoned billows; the
crowded bout has sheared off. Mr. Grey,
half blinded and suffocated by tho heat
and smoke. Rtirincs down upon tho rnlt ,
lie i followed by tuo captain and all wuo
remain of the passengers and crew, except
tho Door ornhau bov. Just about as they
wero to push ofl" Hold !. bold!" cries
Mr. Grey, starting up from his place,
as a liff'ht form, blackened with smoke,
Bnd dress singed and burned, appears on
the deck: ho hprmes oier tho bulwarks,
misses tho raft, and tho next moment ho
is dracfred out of tho billows to ho gasp
ing and exhausted with his head on me
knee of Mr. Grey.
. ..... .
" Thnnk God, my poor boy, thai you
are saved I
" Thank God," faintly murmured Reg
inald Clare.
A strano-o appearance was presented
by the lad. His hair and eyebrows
were singed, marks of burning were on
his face and hands, bis dress hunc in tat
ters about him, but in his grasp ho held a
flat parcel wrapped in oil cloth, and a fnint
smile roso to his lips as ho murmured,
'I am so glad that 1 have it all salol
It was not till tho vessel hnd burned
lown in the water's edge, and tho flames
had sunk at Mst from having nothing
further on which to vent their fury, that
the enptain dnred to rnie A boat hail
which lie had tho foresight to carry wiui
him. Hv means of this ho mice-coded, nf
ter long hours of painful atmiely, in reach
ing after sunrise tho conl Irotn which tne
homeward bound vessel had been not
many miles distant when tho terrible fire
When the worst of tho peril was over
and tho raft under a favoring breeze was
floating towards tho land, Mr. Grey,
who felt A strong interest in Reginald
Clare, asked the poor lad questions ro
cardinff his familv and position. He
kuew already that tha loy waa the orphan
of a iiiiKiinarv who had died at Sierro
LHine: be now found that yoc.ng Regin
aid was retnrnini? to Encland, to Iks d
.x-ndaut on an undo whom ho had neer
" I am glad that you succeeded in sar
ing something," observed Mr. Grey, wh
had himself succeeded in sin ins tho prin
cinnl treasures: "doubtless this parcel, for
which you risked your life, conlaius some
thing of very great value!
44 1 do not know what it contain, sir.
' Do not know wbnt it contains !" ex
claimed Mr. Grev.
44 It is not mine," said the boy in ex
planation ; " it is parcel entrusted to my
" And vou really rushed back into tho
cabin to carrv off what was not of the
lightest value to you, and perhaps of lit-
tlo to any ono else!"
The pole cheek of tho boy Hushed as
ho was almost hurt at tho question,
ami made tho simple reply, 44 1 had been
trusted 1 had promised what clso
could 1 havo done f"
Tho parly safely landed in England.
As tho fire had left poor Reginald penni
less, Mr. Grey liberally mid for his pas
sage to London. Reginald arrived that
evening at his uncle's home, where ho
was receceivcd Imt, with Amazement at
his torn and rairced state, till surprise
was turned to pity on tha cause of his
btrange appearnnco being known.
It soon liecamo clear to tho boy that
his undo, Mr. Brown, and his wife wero
not in easy circumstances, and ery likely
to feel his maintenance an unwelcome
burden. Tho thin, sharp-featured lady in
or gown, and that turned and dyed, look
ed gravely at tho tattered clothes which
must at once bo replaced by now ones.
Did vou sao nothing from the hro!
inquired Mrs. Brown, as on tho following
morning, as sho poured out at tho break
fast tailo some very palo tea.
44 Nothinir but a parcel which 1 had in
charge for Mr. Bates, of EccUstod Square
here it is: and Kecriiinld laid on tho
table the flat parcel wbich was carefully
rapped in oil cloth. " Uouid vou Kind
ly toll me how to send it!"
There was n difficulty in sending tho
parcel, ns Mr. Bntes hapiioned to live near;
! . t II II .
lull lietnnaRl couiu soo inni ms aunt vns
rovoked at this being tho only thing ho
md rescued out of tho flames. Her im
patience broke out into open expressions,
when, as tho old couple and tho boy sat
together in tho evening by the light of a
simple dip candle, nolo was brought in
from Mrs. bates, thanking Mr. wlare
coldly (or bringing tho parcel of dried
fern leaves, but informing him that they
hnd been sadly broken and spoilt on tho
Mr. Brown leaned back in bis chair aa
laughed. "Dried fern leaves ho chuck
led, "and spoiled ones to boot! They've
only been pulled out ot ono tire into an
other ! '
Poor Reginald was mortified and vex
ed. Tho burns on his faco And hands
seemed to pain him more than ever.
44 And vet," thought he, 44 1 needn't mind ;
I onlv did rny dutv. I had boon trusteJ
and 1 hnd promised. 1 could not have
broken my word. How could 1 guess
what was in that parcel I
"Rat-tat! it was tho knock of tho
evening postman. Another lettor for
Reginald Clare.
' I hope, said iho sharp-featured aunt
44 that it may contain something bettor
than the last. Dried fern leaves, forsooth
What rubbish !"
Reginald broko the seal and opened
the letter.
His hand almost trembled with excite
mont as he read it. With ft sparkling
eye he gave it to his aunt, who lookod At
It through her old steel spectacles.
44 e l. here is somethincr odd, sno re
marked. " v hy, who wruci mm
. a " . . I
John Grev 1 never heard of the name.'
44 He was int fellow passenger a mer
chant, and so kind."
"Kind. I should think so!" exclaimod
Mrs. Brown, her sharp features relaxing
into a smilo.
"What does he say, wife!" Asked Mr.
Brown with impatience.
" Why ho olfers to lake ibis boy here
into business without anv premium!" ex
claimed bis wife, handing over the letter
to her husbotid, 44 because, as he writes, lie
knows that the ad is to bo trusted. Its
the oddest thiiiff I ever heard on. What
is Reginald to him that ho should take
him by tho hand first pay for his jour
ney to London, ihen offer to treat him as
a son!
44 Wifc. wife " cried Mr. Brown, laying
his finger on iho letter, and looking with
hearty kindness at tho orphan, as be
spoke, "you and I made a previous mis
lako wln n we fancied that Reginald had
carried nothing away from iho snip uuvi
trnmneiv nacket of fern-leaves! He car
riod something awav worth more than all
the poM and iewelry in the Indies
ermrarter of trustworthiness And truth
character for doing his duty to God and
man; and, depend on t it," continued II
old man, raising m iui.r, a
has lhat will never long be io want of
With both of tho ereat political parties
f this conntrv. the Monroo Doctriue, so
called, is Appareutly acceptod and Adopt
ed as an essential part of the platforms.
Thus it would seem to bo settled that
all the people tako it as a fixed doctrine
in American policy, and, in various allu
hioiis to tho Mexican question, we have
treated this as a probable met, regarding
it almost l-opeless to divert me people
from it. And yet it may bo that the
words havo been a mere sound in politi
cal resolutions, and their signification not
deeply impressed on tho jHpular mind.
It is certainly worlh our while lo relied a
little on ibis subject. The old national
enmity to things 1'jUropcau probably
leads many lo adopt, in a general way,
what thev call the Monroo Doctrine, and
to profess it because H seems to be a sort
of anti-European wnr-cry. It is unques
tionably iruo mai loousnn.is who nuopi
it, or say ihey adopt it, do not under
stand anything About it, or know what it
means. As generally held and enunciat
ed in our day, tho who!o principle may
bo staled in a low words, luMine unuea
States will not permit Euroiwan potcert
to interfere with, the political affair of
any government on this continent. Ibis
is nono loo broad for tho commonly re
ceived notion of the doclrine. If a
more strict definition be asked, it will
1)0 found lhat five men will gie five
lifferent statosments. For. while it
is much talked about, it is at best a vacuo
idea in Almost every mind. Tho real
qneslion for consideration ought to bo
whether wo shall maintaio any such
sweeping doctrine ns this, and apply it to
all cases arming on Iho continent, or w new
er we shall do better to avoid such pen.
oralizations and Apply tho proper doctrine
lo ench case as it arises, in other words,
we surest tho iuquiry whether it would
not bo wiser for tho the United States to
determine her course in reference to each
separato instance of foreign intervention
on American soil, than to bind herself by
n brond band hko this, requiring a certain
oourso in evcrv case.
If the Monroo Doctrine is lo be our
policy, fixed and invariable, then let us
give to it a definite sha), nnd reduce it
to a form in w hicli we mean to abide by it
. . i i.. .i - c.- i .1 .
It is uriqnesiionnwy mo iixui ua-umuihu.
lion of our people not to nllow a despot
ism in Mexico, established bv French in
tervention. All parties aeem to ngrco in
that. But the Monroo Doctrine, so-call
ed. covers a vastly. wider field than Mex
ico, And pretend to be applicable to tho
whole continent. When wo examine its
pretensions, however, we find that there
is more sound than meaning in luem.
England may interfere as much as she
pleasos in Canada without any opposition
on our part. Unless wo mistake, Eng
land is by far the largest owner oi innd in
North America, and tho Monroe Doc
trine will not undertake to interfere with
that ownership. Nor would it be tho I
At All contrary to the doctrine if England
should furnish a pnnco to lie tho liego
loid of Canadians, and establish a rnon-
archv on the north of us. Russia has
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largo possessions in tho cold regions oi
the JNort west, but Iho Monroe uocmne
does not intend to forbid tho Czar doing
what ho pleases there. France, Spain,
Eiifland. Denmark, all have possessions
in tho islands of tha Gulf and Adjacent
waters, and tho Monroo Doctrino does not
r.retend to obiecl. Thus we arrive at that
1 .. I-:-.. k.
smaii pornon oi iiio common
1 . i ., . t-.i -...i ..'
iween ourselves and me isunnu, mm uiu
Monroe Doctrine seems, after All, to mean
onlv that no foreign power shall interfere
!r n ... . I A ..,.i.!..n Tim i !j
the loiio- and short of it, since it certainly
does not involve tho southern half of tho
continent, where all Europe may amuso
itself l.v acttini? tu and knocking down
crowns without troubling us. Now, it
would certainly bo not at all slrsngo if
Governments should pay very
little attention to ft sounding national
dogma, which shrinks so essentially as
iliii. when reduced to its simple naked
meaning. If good for anything, it ought
lo bo continental in its scope. But why
if we come down to first principles
why has not England, tho owner of more
land than wo, quite as god a ngni to
determine the policy which shall govern
North America as we I That is a fair
question. Of course, iho Answer is lobe
. .i. i . . a :
IOU nd in mo lu-nrij jimtMii'nii icjmfh
" We won t let her. IJut u it then
murrt nucsiion of lorce ?
There is considerable debate about the
origin of the doctrino. One Ascribes
to Monroe, Another to Jefferson, others
atill different paternity. One thing
conceded, that it did not origioat with
Washington', And it seems rather irjeon
&isteot with his teachings. The Monroe
Doclrine, viewed iq whatever light is pos
sible, proves to bo a doctrine of interven
tion, and not of non-intervention. It is
the assertion of a right in the United
Slates to intervene in tho Affairs of for
eign nations. Foreign does not mean
trans-At Inn tic. Who will pretend thai
tho phrases 44 foreign entanglements" And
foreign Alliances imply trans-Atlantic
entanglements and alliances only? The
more closely we examine the resulting ne
cessities of such a doctrine, the position
into which it would drivo this government
if we were to undertake its practical en
forcement, the more plainly it appear to
o a direct method of involving us in for
t-ign entanglements both cis and trant-
Atlanlic, and therefore n direct violation
of the principles of Washington. Let
us Hunk of all this. We make these sug-
eslions just now with the earnest desire
to direct attention to the real subject mat
ter of the Monroo Doctrine, and lo induce
reflection and examination on the part of
those who read. Is it a doctrine which
we are willing to risk fighting fori In a
war Undertaken upon it with any power
in Europo, could we justify the war to
our own sense of right, or lo the judg
ment of an impartial world! Have we
higher right to fight for our view of that
doctrine than Eogland would have to fight
for an opposite view! These are ques
tions which press themselves on the atten
tion of the American people. I hey are
not to be lightly treated. It is so easy
for a politician to "bringdown the house"
by a loud enunciation of tho idea that 44 we
will never permit the footsteps of foreign
tynranny ou American soil," lhat we can
lardly expect that the Monroe Doctrine
will bo left out of party platforms, but it
may be shaped sensibly and definitely, if
aensible men will think twice before thev
commit themselves to it. Even though
it originated with iho father of the Dem
ocracy, and has beeu a peculiar tenet of
iho Democratic party for nearly half a
ccnlury, and has now bocn adopted by
the Republican parly, so that no body of
men are found in opposition to it, it is
just K)ssiblo lhal it may bo too broadly
laid down to be consistent with true
American piinciplcs. It does not neces
sarily involve tho Mexican question at all.
W e may, in Mocial cases like lhat in Mex
ico, have reason to warn Eurojiean pow
ers thai we are the natural protectors of
free institutions and the nghl of self-
government in this or any other quarter
of the globe. Perhaps we may be des
tined to take our position ns the natural
ally of every people who are seeking to be
free, wherever they make the attempt.
The Monroo Doctrine w ould seem to lim
it our mission lo this continent, nnd to a
very small portion of it. We do not pre
tend lo say what ought to be our posi
tion. Let us at all events avoid falling
into the position of being the mere pro
tectors of soil n hieh wo think wo may
ono day wish lo possess. For if the
truth were known it would doubtless ap
pear that many men have advocated the
Monroo Doclrine only because they Ibo t
it fitted lo koep European hands oil from
territories w hich they hoped to see Annex
ed to llie United States. If we intend
to adopt any national tulo of action, let
us make it broad and cli ar, and then rig
idly adhere to it. Otherwise, it would
be letter not lo havo any rule, but regu
late our course independently, as occasion
may require And wisdom dictate. Jour
nul of Commerce.
A Valuable Doo. A few evenings
since, as a citizen was passing Sixth and
Ninth streets, Philadelphia, two men ap
proached him and asked for money, and
on being refused they struck him a vio
lent blow, knocking him t-ensclcss. A
valuablo Newfoundland dog, belonging to
iho gentleman, was on the opposite sido
of the street, but immediately CAtne over
and attacked ono of the thieves. When
his master became conscious llie faithful
animal was licking his face, and early the
next morning a large piece of flesh and
a portion of the pantaloons of the thief
were found on tho pavement. The bite
was a clean one, nearly a full pound of
flesh being taken from the rascal.
The Navy Department advertises for
witnesses to convict Capt. Semmes, just
as Ihe War Department advertised for
wituesses to convict Wirz, If tha naval
appropriations are large enough, tho wit
nesses will be procured. The trial baa
been postponed until the evidence can be
fixed up.
Mew do not tutpect faoUt whih they
do not commit.
was Reginald s re ply.
Or an 4 Haven, cent, i, r-,"

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