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I'vw w. Michigan, M.w 14, 1875 General Topics. Inc It, fating to .ictnittrr Snlmcriit tiotiH aiut .1 rrrarttUfB. 1 . Subscribers wlio do not Rive express no t.oa to the contrary, are considered wishing to continue tin it- subscription. 2. If Bulr i it mh order the discontinuance of their rriolu iilH, tli publishers may continue to send tbem until nil arrearages are paid. :i. 1 mbacribera neglect or refuse to take i heir periodicals trom tho office to which tbey are directed, th f IN ImM responsible until they have Bottled their bait, and ordered them discontinued. 4. If subscribers movo to other pi ares with ut informing the publishers., and the papers are sent to tbo former direction, tbey are held responsible, 5. The Courts have decided that refnsing to take periodical from the onice. or rWDOTUW and leaving them uncalled for, lii prima ftuA evidence of intentional fraud." 6. Any person who receives a nowNpapor and makes use of it. whether ho has ordered it oi not, is held in law to le u subscriber. 7. If subscribers pay in advance, they are bound to give notice to tbo publisher, :.t lbs end of their time, or if tbey do not wish to con tinue taking it ; otherwise tbo publisher iB authorized to send it on, and the subscribers, will to responsible until an express notice with payment of all arrears, is sent to the publisher. Aocorling to the New Tax Bill passed by the Legislature at its recent session, i. T. notice that "the business of selling or offering for sale spirituous or IKIOXICATINO Ugl'OBK bv retail, or any patent medicine, mixture or compound, winch in whole or in part consists of Gratiot county lexicographer. spirituous or intoxicating liquors," is subject to One Hundred and fifty Dollars;' and General Items. I'ortland, Mich., has a ladies' history etas. St. Johns has a juvenile temperance society, l'ort Huron desires to orgauize permanently an orthographic society. " Fi-n-fl-ci-an" spells physician, according to IT PAYS TO TIRIDE WITH DRY GOODS! Conway was quah- A lively runaway last Wednesday. 8 vlin i '-.'-school next l'hursday evening. Fresh oranges and lemons at Miss Munger's. V.hs .liuia Phillips U tlie champion speller of South Haven. Mrs Hurlbert has a new aiming in front of bor ico cream parlors. On Monday last, l.ydia . rled a uotarv Mbtto. The school children of DeottV hive a spoil ing school this evening. The article from Jonathan Tnstlus will be found on our eighth page. BtTtnl of the side-walks in tbio vi'lage are in a very dilapidated condition. We understand that the lifton Houso has been rented by Charley Sherman. The epring races of the Lawrence Driving Tark Association will be hold in June. Millinery and dress-making at the rooms of Miss Maggie Maguire, over K. Smith fc Co.'s. At the spelling-school on Thursdav evening of last week O. W. Rowland, Esq., won the prize. A pan-cake and ioo-cream eoeial was held at the residence of Rev. 1). Burns laBt Wednesday evening. Mrs. Joseph Davey, of this village, and Mrs. Charles Brown, of Almena, will sail for Eng land m about two weeks. The Episcopal society of this place has or ganized a Heading Circle, which meets on Mon day evening of each week. a tax of on the business of selling bv "retail any brew ed or malt liquors or any other beverage forty iiollirs." I bis is a much more stringent law than the Liquor League asked for. O. T. no-1 tices that the liquor sellers and the politicians who sought preferment through the advocacy OK KRKE WHISKEY are not pleased with the law, and have already set up a tfreat howl and commenced the work of manufacturing public sentiment against it. j (i. 1 . notices that on the pasBageof this law, ( in tbo Senate there were eight republicans and mue democrats who voted for the bid, and ten icpublicans and live democrats who voted against it. Q, t, thinks the democrats can hardly claim Hub to be a BLACK HI. i r I I .Ii A.N measure seeing that there wore moro democrats than republicans who favored it, and moro republicans who voted against the measure than democrats. G. T baa been looking over ibo provisions of Tin: touch on ueoclatinu act which was adopted by the legislature lor the : more effectually carrying into effect tin Tax Bill, and linds its provisions very stringent ; and is of the opinion that it will prove very effi cient if tbo authontios but discharge their du ties as prescribed under tbeeo two enactments ; and to this end they should be well sustained by all temporauce and ordor-loviug people. (i. T. is a little curious to know bow those axtreine temperaauce people, who bad so many bard words to say about changing the law. re gards this new ouo. If tbey will do their dutv, and work as dilbgently to create a PUBLIC SENTIMENT iu favor of giving it a thorough trial, as its en emies will to bring it into disrepute, O, T. be lieves they will become satisfied that tbo change is an improvement on tbo old law. By the old law it was made every body's business to see that violations w ere prosecuted; the natural re- suit was that it really was nobody's business. If any person or persons attempted to cause any violations to be punished, the liquor sellers and the liquor drinkers and the politicians who relied on that element to secure election to office, joined in one deop and long howl over the matter, and did all in their power to make such person ODIOUS, and destroy any influence be might possess. In last week's iBBue of the Tbue Nobthebn eb G. T. took occasion to make a remark or two concerning tbe taxation of CHVBCH PBOPEUTY, and also made some pertinent queries. He mentioned that Public Libraries were subject to taxation, as tbe oprniou of the city attorney of Detroit would show. O.T. has been exam ining the new naMMvi bv tbo legislature at its late Bession. " Time Boftens all things," except the youug ; &nu iu tne third section of that act he finds this: man who parts hi hair in tbo middle can make him any softer than he is Nothing ' Provided, Nothing herein contained ahall be construed to exempt auy species of property from taxation under the general laws." This is a very sweeping; cl .use, and G, T. can Monroe has been appointed School see no place where church property, public h- K. O, Briggs, Esq., attendod the meeting of tbe Millers' Asssociatiou, which has been in session at St. Louis, Mo., this week. Mr. c. J Superintendent of the township of South Haven, no Rev, J. Anderson, resigned. The next social of the Eree Baptist church and society wUI be held at the residence of . Joseph Unman on Tuesday evening next. J. M. Scrvosa has purchased a residence in the city of Marshall, which seems to indicate that he intends to make that place bis futuie homo. Next week Mrs. T. U. liendrick wi;l leave for California, where she expects to remain all summer visiting the many places of interest to be found in that State. That sprightly sheet, the Detroit Evening News, has been enlarged. Hereafter it will not bo under the necessity of squeezing all the news out of its items bv coudensat.on. brarn-s, town balls, lodge rooms, public build ings, or any other kind of i roperty, stands on ANV DIEFEBENi .ASIB, bo far ah liability to taxation is concerned, than the property of private individuals. G. I, is well aware that this change in the law will be a surprise to many people, because tbey had thought that tbe idea of taxing this description of property bad been disposed of by tbo defeat of the bill bj which certain amounts ot LUMQfl N All i T: ISHKSSIONB wen- to bo exempted from babihty to taxation. It seems that the legislature was unwilling that auy class of propel ty should shift it.-- jUBt bur dene of taxation to other classes, and thereby compel a contribution lor us own beuetit. . T. is not arguing the question nor advo cating tbo expediency of tbo measure, but uu-re I v stating a fact and indicating its bearing. He would also mention the fact that in some localities civic and religious societies own very Blanks for use under the new liquor tax bill are UOW Im lii liraiiarnri a - - - .i.. direction of the Auditor General, and will be , fif poBBe81BionB' f ValUe ad ' 1 tivoness. and yielding larue incomes. Would Bent to all the County Treasurers soon. tivoness, and yielding large incomea it be wrong to require such to contribute their Ua spelling-school in Decatur, the other just proportion toward tbe support of the gov- evcning, Mrs. K. G. Kuasell and D. W. Loav- erument and the administration of the laws? ous, r.Bq., Bpeued the class down. A copy of the Van Buren County Republican for one yoar was the prize. The ladies of St. Mark's Society will give a i'ound Social at Town Hall, Friday eveningi May 21st. Admittance, ouo pound of auy tbint'. All articles brought will be sold at auction. -Ml are invited. The May number of Truth for tki Twph comes to us considerably enlarged, and other wise much im roved. Among the many choice articles to bp touud in this number, are two poems wnttcu by one of its oditors, the talented Kev M rs. F. W. Gillette. One hundred years ago last Monday (May 10, 1775) Ethan Allen, with bis tiretm Mouataiti lioyB, pre-eoted .imself bofore Fort Ticoude roga and demanded its surrender " in tbe name of tbe Great Jebovab and the Continental Congress," and then marched in and took the fort despite all opposition. Stirring times had then commenced in serious earnestness. On Saturday night last tbe store of Cnarles ! Welch, at Almena, was broken into, and a large quantity of clothing, jewelry and watches stolen. Tuesday morning officer McCabe ar rested two young men, named Frank Fox and William Brown, at Kalamazoo, who owned up to the burglary and gare up most of the stolen goods, tbey reaide near Mat ta wan. and at the tune of their aireHt bad 200 keys about their persons. The day Van Amburgh's show exhibited here the house oT Henry lielfy, a mile and a half otst of tins village on the Mattawau road, was br keu into and rohid of a largo quantity of wealing apparol aud ottier valuables. The tamiiv cmo to town in the forenoon, but re turned earlv in the afternoon, and it was during their absence that the kMH was euterod and plundered. Mr. Belfy lost an entire hint of n -w clot e together with a lurue amount of oilier clnr'iing b longing 10 himself and wile W also ItMio that Mm hous of William IlMMi some four ni'l. s h mill mbi f tbin vil la , "o foe Decatur rof. ai enterel aud roll 10.1 of lllOti e 14 (If f of .cr , U l leS. Tbe Tbue Nobtdebneb mentioned last wook that Kirkwoodaud John Nash wont over to Kalamazoo, to see tbe authorities there about a ii f tie misdemeanor, in which Nash waa inter osted. 0, I. has loarned that John settled the matter by cmploing a Justice of tue Peace to enter up an assessment against him for tbe small amount of 1 mm D0LLAB8. As tbo wiuter has been a hard, long aud ooM one, with busiuet-s d'dl, John was. as buudi. of others are t;.:a spring, rather short et cur rency ; but he was willing to work, aud at once closed a contract with the keeper of the Jail to WOBK OCT the assessment. He may be found at that I institution for the next tew days. 6. V learne that when he has finished bis job at Kalama zoo be will return to this place, where his ser vicer will be much usoded to clear up other ' IUMIN.M. TBANSACriONR. " The Buchanan Musical Union" is the name of a new organization in that village. Mr. 1 1 I. Richardson, of Charlotte, is about to open a Kindergarten school in that town. Some four or five saloons have closed up in Maishail in consequence of the new h pjor law, I wenty-nino graduates of Hillsdale College will deliver twonty-nino orations aud essay - on the 17th of next month. .Miss Anna V. Raper, a graduate of the law department of tbo I nivereity of Michigan, is lecturing on temperance. Tho rniversalista of Dowagiac have a fair, ralM . i-rab-bag, recitations and musical enter tain in all m ouo evening. Oi. April 'Jjth, Deacon Wru, .-avago, of the Congregational church at iludson. died, aged eighty-two years. He came to Michigan in l iti. Lake Michigan is about fifteen iuchoe lower this season than last, and. as a consequence, this affects the depth of water in the harbors along tbe shore. Tho walls of the new capitol building l.egin to loom up prodigiously. The atone and brick 1 are laid mr. . : to tbe top of the windows in the : second story. I .ansing 1 Republican. W hen a anew storm drives a farmer out of his potato patch May 1st it is about time to offer the wholo confounded ccuutiy for twenty i shillings and a shot-gun. Detroit Free !'res ilev. Miss Augusta J. bapiu has resigned her charge as pastor of the i ersahst Church iu Lansing, to accept a call from tho Univorsal-i.-t Church of Pittsburg, Pa . at 18,400 salary. Dr. Miles, formerly of tLo Michigan Agri cultural Colloge, left on May 7th tor Campaign, 111., where ha is filling ihe position of Professor of Agnculturo in the Industrial L'niveraity of Illinois. At the Stato Prison at Jacksoi twenty-three convicts were received dming the mouth of I April, and twenty-four were discharged while five were pardoned. Tbe number connued on May lat was 739. I 'rot. Alexander Winnie. ;. formerly of tbe .Michigan I niversity, and lately of the Syra cuse I niversity. has been elected Professor of Natural History in the anderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. About 20 laborers on the Fontiac asylum foun dation Btruck for f 1 50 per day, instead of $1 25, last week Monday. Those who remained at work received the increase ; those who struck were Bupplanted by others at $1 50. The CokLvater Republican states that the State Public School board met on May 6th, and organized by electing Hon. C. E, Mickley, of Adrian, president ; Hon C. D. Randall, of ( 'old water, secretary and tressurer, who givos ! bonds in tbe sum of 915,000. The other member of the board is Dr. S. S. Cutter, of Coldwater. The first annual meeting of the convention , of tho Frotestant Episcopal Church iu the I Dioceso of west urn Michigan will bo held iu i St. Luke's Church, Kalamazoo, on Wednesday, tbe 26th day of May, at 10 o'clock a. m. On Tuesday evening a meeting will be held in St. John's Church for the discussion of methods of raiaing money for charitable objects. Tho Cass County Republican of May 6th con tains the following "The Foard of Control 1 of the State swamp landa met at Lansing last week. A report was made to the board by Mr. Emmons, one of the commissioners, who was here a few weeks since, stiongly in favor of the claims of tins region for help from the State to reclaim tue-o iaudj, and an appropriation of 6,400 acres ol State swamp lanJi was made for KM ptupuM by tho board." The second semi-annual session or the Mich Ign Fee-Keepers' Association con veu 'd at Kal amazoo on Thursday, May 6th, at 2 o'clock p. ui., President Pidwell presiding. Delegates wore preseu: from South Haven. Dowagiac, Lawton, Decatur, ialesburi,'. Ailegan, Marshall, Albion, etc. I be principal topics of discussion j wore " Wintering Bees" aud best method of ; "Building up Colonies in Spring. " Membeis 1 reported heavy losses iu wintering tho past season. The only effectual remedy at present. : as far as ascertained, was tho use of tbe " cold frame," thereby giving the bees an opportunity to fly in wiuter. At tho evening session tbo subjects of tbe "Best Bee-Hives," "Artificial Swarming," " Surplus Honey." and other topics were considered at length. Tbe attendance was good and tho interest continued unabatcu. The convention adjourned to meot m Kalama zoo the first Wednesday in December uext. If. J, S E K L Ii k HEW FIRM, NEW GOODS. AND NEW PRICES NEVI SPRING STOCK. Magnificent lime of HSTHl'W C ARPF.TS New designs and lowest prices. Superb Stock of Imported and American Dress Goods! Hare patterns not elsewhere found in all the new Spring shades. PriOM Lower Than BW Before. An Elegnt assortment of LADIES i GENTS Fancy and plain sho and Slippers. Also, a choice selection of Children's Bhoes and Slippers, of real Phehdelphia make, at Loweet Living Rates. To the gentlemen, both Old and Young, as well as the middle aged, we would say that our stock of CLOTHING. This Spring is First Class. Nobby, Well-Fitting and pricee a shade lawer than can be found elsewhere. In Cloths, CaEsimeres, and choice selections of Tro n 'Her inffS of unusual patterns, we have tbe best stock in tbe oity. Buy Cottons and Prints SHERMAN & SELLICK Have adopted a New Style of doing Business, selling Goods exclusively for CASH, and have M A U K K D D O W 55 all their New and Leading Btylei of Dress Goods. Fancy Goods, Mohairs, Damasks, and genera?. Ho ise-keeping Goods of ev ry description. HANDSOME DESIGNS IB! CARPETS, Lit I LXHTA1NN A T. AT B EDUCED PKICE& DECIDED BARGAINS IN Ready-Made Clothing. Men' all wool Scotch Suits from slO upwards. Men's Fine Dress Suits a large st x h' to select from Good style Casimere Pants for $, In Cloths you will jin( our stock unequalVd All the late styles in HINT'S JL 1ST ID C IP S . We have added largely to our BOOT JJSTU SHOE department, in n hieh can be found some good GOODS. Look nt out' Loriics Gaiters at iHhts per lair. Ciutomt.r may rejtf MOM MMTt eai'tnj, as a1 ynodi found not M n p riles fed M?fH be chttrtUfy taken back and mow refunded Thanl;inj ir man patrons for their liberal patronagt in the (MMfj ALONZO SHERMAN. ROBERT SELLICK. They are Cheap. NEW AT THE NEW YORK STORE We offer our entire stock at wonderful Low Kates. We are daily receiving New(ioods from Eastern markets, purchased for Cash. Our Stock consists of a full aud attractive line of HARDWARE FREE it MARTIN SAVI TUK DRY GOODS, Largest Stock We clip the following from the Honth ilaven Sentinel I Hon. A. Thompson arrived home from an sinx Friday evening of last week, looking and feeuni wod after his arduous labors of the past winter. During bis wbole Senatorial career we have beard not a Bingie word spoken derogatory of his actions. We understand that lor the present be will resume tbe piactice or his pro fession in this village, and of course we wish him much success. During tho afternoon of Thursday Mr. C. J. Monroe heid a raising on his farm one mile from tbo villago, the subject matter being a 86x50 barn During 'be exercises Mr. C. West gate was driving a spike to its ulace witu a large mallet, wlion by some miscalculation Mr Q. W. livers dine within reach and received a glancing blow nn the head, nearly killing him lie was taken home, and we n pleased to know in now considered out of danger. Tbe liquor sellers are organizing to tight tho new liquor law in the courts and test its cun Htitutiouahty. They held in Detroit what tbev call a mas meeting of tlio Haloon-koopcr.-', at which uhout flity attended. Speeches were made, an organization perfected, and the name l.ihcr;v kMOdfttiOtt" given to U. I'be letlawnm arc tbe oiheera of IM inaso ciatiou : President K W. Andrews. Hay Cn v. V ice I'res't Christ uu sbneder. Detroit Secretary lames Defoe, Detroit ( or. Sec'y J. Wobbor, Detroit. Troanurtir Edward Kautet, Detroit. Kxecutive Committee Charles RTebbtr and Dome lirinknian, Detroit; Woiduy Hawkins, bay Citv ; Arthur lirown, Kalamaoo; Seth Bolooab, (irand Uapids. .yt.1RHIF.lt. CLAHK OOULK In I'ino Grove. I.v Henrv C. Storey, Kq . at his residence, Mav Ml). Mr. I ahneb i;i abjl, of llloomingdale. to Mis Hat i ii. ' ''ii.i of Tine (irove. Nottingham Luce OTJBT AIFS From 15c to 75c per yard Ry far the best variety ever shown here. New Ha ts and Caps, In Novelties Every Week. it it: if. SHE I. DON In Oliddenburg, May 5th, 1875, Mrs Amy Sheluoh, aged HI years, 10 months and 26 days. CLAIIK In Almena, May 7tb, 1875, Sakah Clabk, aged 53 years. Business Notices. Pho Health Reformer for Ma c .ntains, amoti.; other ii terHsting and instructive arti cles, the toliowiug : n illustrate ! article on PmariflH an l Hvgi no. a dis ufi n id t o sail q H'st'ioii. Victniisof Opium-K dm. A lam; iii . , . . . ( larkf on Ponac . - Regmlar1 BeruM ' r- .t- UXJiaxjAtX in. ..i Mionid i lie g o itiiik iii't r i w nun on Water. Tea and !ff , Hint to rtoOW k i",t r i nd mil h tni r niiorin ition oi r. a' value to every hou tie reek. Mich . a foi ics rn:( . Latent stlesof HUtionery just received at Miss Munger's. ir Catherine .J. Wells will visit this plao n.-xt Monday and I'uesdHj. May 17 and 18. IbMjms at tho residence of Mrs. Bitely, corner Kalamazoo and Kim ntreets. Millinery Goods, AND lii BJJONS. (lieatenf Mft iton, ("llioicest Styles. I'riees way Down, Low. A superb stock of BBAWLIt, OOBtVM, HOOP- KIUTS. KID and LISLE THHEAD GLOVES. TIKS, 0OLLAM CUFFS and Faney -ootN of all kinds, and the lowest possible figures, bower than the Lowest. Don't fail to go to SELL ICE'S for your bargains Kespecfully yours, ' o i I'ii : ' -.I at Ual AvervB'new Oafpet tmi Clothing llooms re cently added to their MMtal Sale Ibnim are altnouog universal atleution 1050 I.....K ut i ho Dollar Nouda iii M Khocla M linger''-. 1 I ' I ir-Ht i lii-nneHf :ui I mot enmoletn linn of ( nriaiiiH, i,i i r i iu irg ICaibrftwVrtes and Hepiiirinr, alno B99M ev.T -. ei i n Paw Pa no t ou exhibition at ' I It. J. S liLLIljn. T. S All kinds of Straw w ""k dnn ov. r. II iMcliitiL'. ('ulnrintr, (leatiinc I. .v Milt. guar mt ed 1(50 LinseH. Checkc, Kelt (ioods, cents Under wear. Ladies Kelt Skirts. Overshirte, Under wear. Shawls, Hats and Cans, Notions, Hosiory, (J loves Ktc. Etc. Etc, A very elegant line of X.I2TEIT GOODS, Including Table. Damask. Nankins, Towels, Handker chiefs, Shirt Fronts, Crash Etc. White Good;, KmbroiduricE, Ivlpini.,. The largest aud beet selected stock of Men and Boys Ready Made CLOTHING Ever brought to Van Buren County. We offer this entire ock at an immense re duction from panic prices. We buy for cash, consequently can and will sell at lower rates than any ono in Western Michigan. 1 you like to save money, don't fail to siv-1 us a call, Look Out For ( lid Fogy Priott. We keep no Shoddy Goods. Don't forgot the I'lace. New "STorls Store, Main Street, hiw Paw. Mid, .1. ii. Oi'I'KNHKIM. a. a. WHITMAN t DFALKIl IN Vermont and Italian MABBLE, Monuments. Head-Stones, ablets, Etc., Etc PAW PAW, - - MICH. I adopt this mode ot advertising my business instead of employing agents. My object is, to reduce he expense of the business as much as possible, so bv purchasing of me you pay no agent loes. You can also save the expense of delivering the work if you choose ; besides yon can select tbe Marble yourself.and see the sytle of it as it will be, so there is no possible chance for being (bviv. d or being disappointed. Bv taking this course there i a saying 01 from twentv to thirty per cent -according to how far Hie iUtM ;om"- . . Yon can readily see that the monov I save by not keepim- agents (too. to the pnrchasex in- tit'&T "hat they cn furnish work cheaner That cannot he done. Apprentices. I inrnish no work of that class ns I mpiov no pprentic-s Mv work a nl material cannot be nnpstinnorl. t?7T ftronle homo, if you can. monov hv ho doit' -AND- Lowest Prices of anv House west of Detroit. : l'KCIALTY We art in the Aijricidturai xiell aaiu, with v iri:ir . WOOD'S And :ho justly celebrated MAMMHALL WZXTD MILLS, llore Rake. C ulti.ator? and Farming Tools generally. HWtihWmmS in a vv HARDWARE. Copper t lia atlfi Sheet Tron flare. 78 Main Street, 104:j I'AW PAW. MICH. Hay for ar. hi the wahwarmmft bam two miles south of Mawn 81. 187! l f t2t:i KBr.DEnicK Lord.