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Vaw Paw, Micuigak, Nor. 17, 1876. POLITICAL MASS MEETINGS. The celebrated tourist from New Ze land would probably be chiefly impressed by the real self-restraint and good na ture of our great political meetings. Hogarth's pictures and the English me uoirs blow a kind of brutality at the L'rhish hustings which is unknown umODg us. The rioting, the brickbats, tbe disorder and terror, which attended uo old English election have had little parallel in this country. There have, indeed, been election riots, but very few uDd exceptional. We naturally find the explanation in our system. The univer I'M, v vi vuw CUUii:u L-TIO ETvl T U1BU ber was not a mob of voters. In a dod- nlatinn rf ainlit n-!11!r n litinliuwl nan fa iao thero were but a hundred and sixty thousand votes in England. It is a fa vorite fancy of clubs and one which comes in with the old Maderia after dinner, that general suffrage is the source of all our woes. But the practical ques tion is not so much what we might bave been without it, as what we shall do with it now that we have it Garland uays in his life of John ltandolph that that wayward character cherished fond dreams of a patriarchal society as the best of them all a society in which a baron lived in a fine castle, surrounded by swarms of happy dependents, whom he guided and befriended, and who look 'd to him as a protector. Many other Americans besides John Randolph bave dreamed the same dream. The fancy larks in that fine old Maderia. But in that Arcadia, Randolph always seemed to be the baron, and not one of the hap py dependents. It is like Disraeli's po litical ideal of "Young England" in ConiDgsby and Sybil. In other years tbe Easy Chair has heard from the lips of an accomplished college president the same glowing praises of a political and social system of superiors and infe riors. But the implication was the same. J he painters and the poets of that vis ionary realm always reserve the best places for themselves. When we consider the intense and profound excitement of such a summer and autumn as those just ended, the paa nionate appeals to prejudice and political uusumy, me natural personal rivalries and jealousies, with the general irres ponsibility of declamation among a flu cut people, arising from a half admis sion that all is fair in politics, and above all these the sincere convictions of so many thousands that the prosperity and progress, if not the actual distance, of tbe nation are at hazard, the tranquili ty of the election itself and the prompt acquiescence in the result aro very agree able facts. They are certinly significant Higns of the peculiar "capacity of this people for self-government," whatever may be true of other people. Harper's Ala'jazinc fur December. A "Swift" wiTNKSs.-The naval in vestigating committee had " Live Oak" Swift before them, who was supposed to have some 44 bottom facts '' He was ask ed whether he had paid any money for political purposes. Swift begged to be ;xcased from answering. He was " al ways born" a democrat, as was his father before him. But the democrats on the committee were inexorable ; they had at last got on Robeson's track they felt sure, and insisted upon an answer. Reluctantly Snift began. For the elec tion of Buchanan he paid 10,000- The committee were taken aback, but still wanted more. He paid 5500 for the campaign of Gov. Marcy in New Hamp shire, $500 to Gov Tilden's campaign expenses, and $500 to Gov. English's campaign. This was too much, and the witness was told to step down and out and he did ! A Methodist " Swamp Angel !'? In tic Methodist General Conference in Baltimore yesterday, during tbe debate on the report of the committee on the Book Concern, appropriating $2,000 a year to the New Orleans Christian Ad vocate, and making it a conference pa per. Rev. Br. Moody said : " Old Zack Taylor, tbe Joshua of modern times, and by transfiguration the ' rough and ready of antiquity, had once planted the American flag beyond our borders, and Tom Corwin moved to cut off the supplies But Tom Corwin afterwards confessed that on account of that speech he had been crucified dead, buried and descended into hell, laughterj and that there was no resurrection for him. Laughter. The same may be said of the man who would cut off the supplies from the south He wanted this paper at New Orleans to play the part the ' fwamp angel' did at Fort Sumter, which at a six-mile range would daily belch forth the cry of ' where are you Beauregard V Laughter. He wanted to entrench the paper at the Crescent City where it could thunder for the church. Applause. Many townships in Missouri are hold ing high jubilee over the decision of the IJ. S. supreme court which annuls about 3,000,000 of township bonds, issud in aid of railroads. The act under which the bonds were issued allowed two thirds of the votes cast to decide the question of their issue, whereas the state constitution requires two-thirds of all the voters to so decide. The dis tinction is like that in our state legisla ture, where a majority of all the mom. bers elected is required to pass an act I Henseof responsibility and importance J6 fP1 Irom impuniic., ana unlaw which is essentially conservative. ia ful fishing is seldom known. The com England, the mob that chaired the mem- missioners of fisheries have recently sug- while a majority of all the members rot-1 log can pass a resolution, me tax-pay-erf of those eountiea who are dow 44 wild with delight," 'aa the uewepaperi de clare, will be luitablj punished hereafter in the refusal of capitalists to invest io their bonds at any price. Mississippi is today the poorest, most uoprogrcsire state in the union because she stained her historv with an act of base repudi ation nearly 40 years igo.-Lantwg Re publican. Michigan has a law for the protection of fish in her inland waters, but the peo ple have so long been accustomed to the wholesale slaughter of the finny tribe that violations of the law are numerous. The Canadians have been handling the matter systematically for some time, and ber rivers and lakes are pienuiuuy sup- Dlied with fish. The trout streams have t . . ... it 6e8iea loa lue 8ai,uou mmmu? "ve i ""0 too numerous, and tbat means should be taken to lessen them. Since 1868 the salmon fishing in tbe province of Quebeo has yielded an increase of nearly 300 per cent. The vast increase throughut the entire dominion is simply due to wise inspector and discriminate fishing Laming Republican. TO OUR ItKAUKIKtt! Tbe subscription price of tbe Tbce Nobth irkib is 50 cents for four months, 75 cents for six months, $1 for eight months, 1.50 for one year. Subscribers in directing that the address of their paper be changed should never fail to give tbe old as well as the new address. We hope those of our subscribers wbo have received a statement of their indebtedness to tbe Thus Nohtheeheh will settle tbe account without delay. Tbe evenings are beginning to lengthen, and if you would spend tbem both pleasantly and profitably, subscribe for tbe Tbce Nobthibseb tbe best family paper in Western Michigan. A subscriber in ordering bis or ber paper discontinued should always, if in arrears, en close three cents for each copy of the paper bad since tbe date of tbe expiration of their subscription. Subscribers wbo fail to receive any particular issue of tbe Tbde Nobthebjjeb will please notify ns by postal card, giving tbe date of the paper missed, when we will at once forward another copy free of charge. We have made out a number of statements informing those wbo are in arrears on their subscription to tbe Tbce Nobthebiteb of the amount of such indebtedness. We wish all wbo have received one to respond as soon as possible. The Tbce Nobthebxeb is generally admitted to be tbe best weekly newspaper published in Western Michigan, and we ask each of its readers to put us under additional obligations to tbem by forwarding the name of at least one new subscriber. Tbe larger our subscription list tbe better paper we shall be able to present our readers. There is but one proper way for a subscriber to stop bis or ber paper. Write to tbe publisher yourself, giving your name and that of the poetoffice to which the paper is being sent, and say, " Please discontinue my paper." Simply refusing to take tbe paper from tbe office, or directing tbe postmaster to write and bave it stopped, is not sufficient. Tbe postmaster may neglect to write and tbe paper be therefore continued. In such cases tbe subscriber can be legally called upon to pay for tbe papers sent, even though he may not bave taken tbem from the office. Chancery Sale. Id the Circuit Court of tbe United States for the Sixth Circuit and Western District of Michigan: In En nit v. Tbe Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance 1 company or Hartford, Connecticut, Complainant, vs. Jesse S. Church and Charlotte L. Church, L fvndants. In pursuance of a decree of said court, made on the 4th day of September, A. I). 1876, in tbe above cause, I shall sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, at tbe front door of tbe Court House, in tbe village of Paw Paw, in said district, on the 22d day of November, A. I). 1876. at one o'clock in tbe afternoon, the following described real estate, lying and being in tbe County of Van Buren and State of Mich igan, and known and described as follows, viz : I he north west quarter of section No. fourteen (11) and the east half of tbe north east Quarter of section No. fifteen, (15), all in township No. three (3) south of range No. thirteen (13) west, containing two hundred and forty (240) acres of land according to government survey. I'ni'UTDn o i r rvra t-vTT t Master in Chancery. HroHEs. O'BaiiH & 8xrLtT. U24t7J Solicitors for Com pi' t. S. SaSatEFFER, Having removed to tbe store in tbe New Block, two doors west of A. Van Auken & Co's. and opposite tbe Bank, has opened an Entire New Stock of BOOTS AND SHOES Ladies' Gaiters -A5D- Childrons' Woar, of every description, which be proposes to sell at very low figures. This stock has been purchased expressly for this marset and will meet tbe wants of all classes, both as to quality and price. An examination of this stock is solicited. I still carry on at tbe same place a shop where Custom Work and Repairing will be done on short notice. Orders for this department are solicited Satisfaction guaranteed. I shall be pleased to soe all my old customers and all others at my new place of business, whether they wish to purchase or not. S. bHAEFFEII. raw Paw, June 1, 1876. 1105 Important to It U well known to the tnedictl profcioa that Uth Vital Priucipl or Lift element of the blood. Thla 1 derived chiefly from the food wo eat ; bat if the food li not properly digested, or if from any came whatever, the ueceaeary quantity of Iron le uot takeu iuto the circulation, or becomes re duced. the whole eyitein eotten. The bad blood will irritate the Ueart. will clog up the luuje. will tupefy the brain, will obetruct the liver, and will eeud lti dlMaae-productn; elemeut to all parts ot theeyttem, and every one will artier iu whatever organ may be predlxpoaed to dueaae. It it only alnce the diecovry ot that valuable combination known aa PKRUVIAN HYKL'F that the great pow er of this VITALIZING AGENT over dlneaae baa been brought to light. PERUVIAN SYItUP lit a protected tolution of the PROTOXIDE OF IRON, A new discovery in medicine, which ctrikra at tbe root of dilate by aumlyiu; tbe blood with lta vi tal principle or life element, I K O aSP. Thla ietheeecret of tbe wcniderful uC:ew oftbia remedy iu curing Dypepiia, Fever and Ague, Kemitteu: Fever, General Debility, Liver Complaint, Diop y, Chroulc IMarhira, Nervous Allec- tioim, Holla, Llnmora, Diieaeee of the Kldneya and Bladder, Neu ralgia, raraly!, Female Complaint, and all Piecutes originating in a bad state of tbe Blood or a low etate of tbe ayatem. Being free from Alcohol in any form ita energiz lng eft'ecta are not followed by corresponding reac tion, but are permaut nt, infuinjj Strength, Vigor and New Life iuto all larta of tbe ayatem, and building up An Iron Constitution! It i an excellent aubetltute for wine o brandy where a utiitiulant la needed. one element of the restorative power of Iron aa a medicine la lta magnetic actlou und the electric ity developed thereby. For female weakneaeee it i a apecltic , To take medicines to care dicuee occasioned by a deficiency ef IRON IN THE BLOOD without Irentorlng it to the ayatem, ia like trying to repair a building when the foundation i gone. A thirty-two page pamphlet, containing a hi ry of the FKRUVIAN YKUra valuable pa ou the progress of medical science, a treatise a hUto- aper i.rotTMn or medical science, a ireauee on Imn n medical &''ent. teatimonlala from dletln- gulf bed phyaiclaus, clergymen and otbera, will be aeut postage paid to any one sending their addresa ou a postal card to Beth W. Fowxb & Sows. Boston, Mass. We select a few of the names to show the charac ter of tbe testimonials. Rev. John Plerpout. Kev. Warren Burton. Kev. Arthur E. Fuller. Kev. Ang. B. Pope. Kev. fcjvlvanus Cobb. Kev. Thos. Whlttemore. Kev. Ephraim Nute.fSr. Kev. Kic hard Metcalf. Kev. M. P. Webster. Kev. Jos. U. Clinch. Kev. J. Pearson, Jr. Kev. Henry Upham. Kev. P. O. Hadley. Kev. J. W. Olmstead. Kev. Calvin Damon. Lewia Johnston, M. D. Koswell Kinney. M. 1. S. U.Kendall, M. D. W. B. Chlshoim. M. D. Francis Dana, M. D. Jeremiah tftone, M. D. A. A. Hayes. M. D. J. It. Chilton, M. D. II. E. Kluney, M. D. J. Anton Kaucbez, M, D. Marcelino Eranda.M. I). Abraham Wendell, M. D. Jose D'Kpinar, M. I), Hon. Peter Harvey. Hon. William Jackson. Trof. E. V. Schtrr. Key. Albert Case. There, ran bo but one stronger proof than the testimony of such men us thes, and that Is a Per sonal Trial. It has cured thousands where other remedies bare failed to uivo relief, uud luvallds cannot reasonably hesitate to give it a fair trial. BETH W. roWLE & SONS, Proprietors, o Har rison Avenue, Bostou. Sold by druggists generally. li-i'ini lnanticipationof the wants of our customers we bave purchased aud now bave in stocks fine assortment of WATCHES, Gold and Silver, of all makes and patterns, in Key aud Stem Winders, and suitable for every person. CHAINS. In the above class we bave all tbe latest nov elties fer both Ladies and Gents wear, and of all prices and qualities. JEWELRY. In the line of Jewelry we can please each and everyone. For the Ladies we bave every thing that is new and novel in Gold and Plated R2ETGS Of every description, embracing many new designs.' CUFF BUTTONS, STUDS AND GENTS I'INS, In endless variety, botb Gold and Plated. Lockets, Necklaces, Charms Crosses, Emblem Pins, Seals, Bracelets, folcl and Jet. STERLING SILVER IRE, All Patterns in Napkin Kings, Batter and Fruit Knives, Tea and Table Spoons, Cream Spoon 8, Sugar Shells, Mustard Spoons, Thim bles, etc. JllJj Every article in this class, that is manufac tured, we bave in stock, in different patterns to suit all. GOLD PENS. Just received a larp;e invoice of U. M. SMITH t CO'S CELEBRATED MAKE, acknowledged to be tbe best manufactured in the countrv. EVEKY PEN WARRANTED. We have these goods in all sizes, and also. Gold, Silver. Ebony, Pearl, Rubber and Ivory Holders, both in Ladies and Gents Pencils and Pen Holders, Tooth Picks, etc. Spectacles a Specialty. Every make in Gold, Silver. Rubber and Steel Bows, Eye Glasses, etc. Musical Merchandise, A full line of Musical Merchandise kept In stock We guarantee to suit tbe purchaser of our goods in regard to price. Repairing and PJating neatly dcre and all work warranted. 1006 CHARLES MELCIIOR, it CO. 111! I 111. For a short time only. For a short time only. For a short time only. AT COST AT COST Ten per cent, helow Cost. Ten per cent, below Cost. 20 pet cent, below Cost, L VM AUKEN & CO, Will for a limited cumber of days, offer tbeir entire Mammoth Stock at cost, and large por tion from TEN to TWENTY per cent, below COST. DEI GOOB In immense quantities to be sacrificed. Dress Goods at any price to suit. Customers can, for CASH, buy goods at tbeir own prices, for tbs next few days. A large stock of Clothing, Clothes, Fancy Suitings, Flannels, Blankets, etc., from Cost to 20 per cent, below cost. Ladies' and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, Trimmings, etc. HATS, CAPS, Boots and Shoes. Leave your orders for CLOTHES now, before the busy season commences, as 20 per cent, will be saved. Tbe above are facts that will be proven to you on giving us a call. We bave a large surplus of goods and must sell tbem. Price is no object. Tbe goods must be sold. Don't fail to bay bow. Yon can get Just what you want and save largely. Come and see us. Very Respectfully, A. Van Aulson & Co. We shall continue to pay two cents a pound above the market for all tbe good Butter tbat comes in. mm 3 Co BY BUYING THE CELEBRATED New Reliable Shuttle The most important labor-saving invention of tbe age. We take pleasure in referring to the fact of its Remarkable Success, And that it is fully adequate to all tbe varied necessities of tbe household, and we are con tinually receiving tbe most substantial and satisfactory assurance tbat it is fully appre ciated. This warrants us in claiming for it un questionable superiority as a Its simplicity, lightness in ranning, and cer tainty with which it operates, making an even, smooth stitch (alike on both sides) ; a straight shuttle ; a straight needle ; a self-adjusting ten sion : and 'l the advantages claimed by bigh pricedmacbius, akd bold fob less thik one- HALF THE PBICo ASKED FOR OTHER EXRST-CLASS shuttle machines, makes ns confidant tbat if you will give tbe NEVI RELIABLE SHUTTLE A fair trial in competition with other ma chines it will bave tbe preference. If yon wish a pleasant and profitable business, an agency for the sale of our machines presents anunequaled opportunity for making money. Read the following Testimonial, and send to us for further particulars. NORTHFIELD, DES M0I5E8 Co., IOWA, June 15, 1874. H. O. Morell, Son & Co. : I am very much pleased with my machine, and would be very loth to part with it. I bave had it most a year now, and have done most every kind of sewing on it, and a good deal of it too. I bave never broken a needle or bad any trouble with it. We bave another machine bere, but I never sew on it since I bought your machine, because yours runs bo much lighter. Yours respectfully, M. M, Darling tok. For additional Testimonials, Circulars, and Terms to Agents, to whom we allow r.Aiic;i: iiscoi;. rs. Address II. O. MORELL, SON & CO., Manufacturer's Agents. 144 N. 7th Street. Philadelphia, Ta. O. Box, 2531. Illume The Champion WASHER & BLEACHER In HARD or SOFT Water. Nobody will want the soft, sticky, unpro fitable, Yellow Soaps, after using PYLE'S CLEAN, HAED, 0. E. Pyle's O.K. Saleratus is a first-class, healthy Bread preparation and all who study their interest should ask their Grocer for these honest articles. Manufactured by James Fyle, New York. For sale by Geo. W. Longwell A Co. POCKET BOOK LOST! On tbe 12th dav of October. 1876. io tbe ril lace of l'aw Paw. the undersigned lost a small Calf Skin Pocket Book, containing f U w, and an insurance rolicv memorandum of tbe American Insurance Companv of Chicago, with date and number filled in. Tbe finder will be liberally dealt with by leaving tbe same at tbe irue .onueruer omce, or revuimuK w JOSEPH FARNSWOItril. One-half mile west of Covey J I ill, in the town ship of Waverlv. Oct. 17th, 1876. I lists' XOTIVE Is berebv civen that tbe BuildiDg Committee of School DiBtrict No. 2, Township of Waverly. Van Buren County, State of Micdgan, will meet at the Scnool House in said district, on the last Haturday in November," 1876, at one o'clock In the afternoon, for the purpose of letting to the lowest responsible bidder the building of a school boose, saia nouse io eitnu noon tbe old site, near David Dillon's. For draft and specifications, call on the Committee. Waverly, Oct. Htb, 1876. 112Cti N. II. White, A.J. Kich. BuildiDg Com. ran a for Printers. Newt. Book and Job Ink. ENGLISH all warranted of Superior finality. N cheap or In erior grades of Ink made by tii. FltlNTINO INK CO., MANUFACTURERS, (Formerly of London. Enrlar.d), 184 A- 180 .VIOMCOI? ST., CIllCAfiO, Aud 13 Hurt lay s treet, ew York. nnnn M K t a l l 1 X If V t I n UN U LJLJ MORTGAGE SALE. Default having been made iu tbe conditions of a certaia mortgage (whereby tbe power there in contained to sell bat become operative) axe cuted by Abraham 8. Byers and Elizabeth A. Byers, wife of uud Abraham 8. Byera, of Ar lington, MJchigftn, to Josepa W. (rsy, of tbe same place, bearing date tbe second day of Sep tember, eighteen hundred and seventv-five.aud recorded in tbe office of tbe Register of Deeds for tbe County of Van Buren, btats of Michi gan, on tbe fourth day of Beptember, 1875, at V,i o'clock p. m., in liber 12 of mortgages, on page 408, upon which mortgage there is churned to be due at tne aaie or iois nouca ido sum or two hundred and twenty-two and 27-100 dollar?, and no suit or proceedings at law or in equity caving been instituted to recover any part thereof, notice is therefore hereby given tbat on Monday, tbe 8th day of January, 1877. at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. I shall sell at pubbo auction, te tbs highest bidder, at tbe front door of tbe Court llouse of tbe Circuit Court for Van Buren County, at Paw Paw, in said County, tbe premises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as shall be nec essary to satisfy tbe amount due on said mort gage, and legal costs, together with an attorney fee of twenty-five dollars, covenanted for tbeie in, that is to say t All the south west quarter of tbe sooth east quarter of section tirty-t wo, (32); also, two acres to be taken from the south side of the north west quarter of said south east quartar of said section thirty-two, (32), township number two. (2), south of range num ber fifteen (15) west, Van Buren Conntv, tite of Michigan; said two parcels lying adjoining aud forming one compact parcel or bodr of land ; reserving, however, from such compact body or parcel of land a strip from tbe east side acroHS the entire side thereof of sufficient width to contain two acres. Also reserving tbe west half of tbe remainder of tbe within des cribed land, leaving tbe east half, hereby con veyed, supposed to be twenty (20) acres, be tbe same more or less ; it being tbe intent of the parties of the hrst part to convey by this deed the east half of a certain piece of land hereto fore deeded to them by Henry Booze and wife, by deed bearing date September 20tb, 1867, and recorded in tbe Kegistet's office of Van Buren County, in liber 17, page 67. Dated October 9tb, 1878. JOSEPn W. OKAY, 1125U3) " Mortgagee. John Knowlks, Att'y for Mortgagee. MORTGAGE SALE. Def auH having been made in the conditions ot a certain moatgage (whereby tbe power therein contained to sell has become operative) executed by Minor C. Vaughn, and tiarah J. Vangn, bis wife, of Waverly, Van Buren coun ty. Michigan, to Jasoh A. BheWoo, of Antwerp, Van Buren county, Michigan, bearing date the twenty-second day of March. A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and recorded in tbe office of the Register of Deeds for tbe county of Van Boren, in said state of Michigan, on tbe twenty-fifth day of March, A. D. eighteen hun dred and seventy-three, in liber "8" of mortga ges, on page three hundred and four, upon which mortgage there is claimed to be due at tbe date or this notice the strm of eight hun dred and thirty-one dollars, and no suit or pro ceedings at law having been instituted to re cover any part thereof, notice is therefore here by given that on Saturday, tbe twenty seventh day of January next, at ten o'clock in tbe fore noon, I shall sll at pnblic auction, to tbe high est bidder. sale to uke Dlace at the front door of tbe Van Buren county circuit court bouse, in tbe village of Paw Paw, the premises des cribed in said mortgage, or so much thereof as shall be necessary to satisfy tbe amount doe on such mortgage, with ten per cent interest, and legal costs, together with an attorney fee of forty dollars, covenanted for therein tbat is to sav, tbe following piece or parcel of land. Bituated in Van Buren county, in tbe State of Michigan, viz : Tbe north west quarter of the south west quarter of section number fifteen 15 in township number two-2-south of range number fourteen 14 west, containing forty 10 acres of land more or less. fll28tl3 Dated. Paw l'aw. November 3d, a. r. 1876, JASON A. SHELDON, Mortgagee. MORTGAGE SALE. Default having been made in tbe payment of a certain indenture of mortgage, bearing date tbe second day of October. A. D. 1872, executed by George G. Lee, of tbe County of Van Buren. State or Michigan, to Willum Moon, of tbe same place, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Van Buren County, State of Michigan, in liber 13, on page 128, on tbe twenty-fourth day of July, A. D. 1875; and tbe amount claimed to be doe thereon at the date of this notice being four hundred and eighty four and 91-100 dollars, (1181 91), including an attorney fee of twenty dollars, provided in said mortgage, and no suit or proceedings at law or ia equity naving ueen institutea to recover tbe amount due and unpaid, or any part thereof, now notice is hereby given that by virtue of a power of sale contained in said mortgage, there will be sold at public auction, to tbe highest bidder, on Saturday, tbe thirteenth day of Jan uary, A. D. 1877, at the front door of tbe Court House, in the village of Paw Paw, Van Buren County, State of Michigan, at twelve o'clock at noon of said day, tbe premises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as mar be necessary to satisfy tbe amount due on 'said mortgage, with interest and cost ; tbe premises being described as follows, to-wit : Commenc ing at tbe south west corner of a certain piece of land heretofore deeded by Samuel Orr and Elizabeth Orr, bis wire, to tbe said William Moon, said deed bearing date Aucrust l'Jtb. 1871, and recorded in the Register s office for said county, August 19th, A. D. 1871, thence running north along the center of the highway a distance of twenty (20) rods, thence east a distance of forty (40) rods, thence south a dis tance of twenty (20) rods, thence west a dis tance of forty (10) rods to tbe place of begin ning, containing five acres of land. Ivintr and being in the township of Paw Paw, County of Van Buren, State of Michigan, reference being bad to tbe deed above mentioned. Tbe above premises are on the south-elst quarter of north-west quarter of section 28 in town 3 south of range 14 west. County of v id liureu, oiaie or iuicmgan. Dated Uctober ritu, 1876. JT12Gtl3 WILLIAM MOON, Mortgagee. Drain Commissioner's No tice. Notice is hereby given, tbat tbe undersigned. Drain Commissioner for tbe County of Van Buren, State of Michigan, will on the fourth day of November, a. d. 1876, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the bouse of John Gooding, in tbe township of Paw Paw, in said county, meet parties to contract for the excava tion and construction of a ditch, or drain. through tbe following lands, to-witi Commenc ing at tbe town line road between Paw Paw and Decatur townships, near the farm formerly owned by John Batberick, from thence running through the e b of s e q, the n e frl q, the w h of s e q and n w q of a w q, all on section thirty-one 811 in tbe township of Paw l'aw; to deepen and clean out through said land tbe Eagle Lake and Oooding Ditch to the town lm road between tbe townships of Paw Paw and Lawrence, near L. W. Deals' residence ? length of ditch is 578 rods. And all such parts and subdivisions of said Drain as are not then con tracted to be constructed by the owner of tbe land, to which it is assigned, bis or her agent or attorney, will then be let at public auction to tbe lowest responsible bidder. Tbe undersigned also gives notice, that oi the 31st day of Octo ber, a. d. 1870, at one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at the bouse of L. W. Beals, in the township of Lawrence, in said township, be will exhibit mans of tbe cronouM Drain nd description of the several parcels of land by him deemed to be benefitted thereby, and the amount and description, by division and subdi vision, of the proposed Drain, by him appor tioned to the owner of each description of land to construct, and to each townehip, and will tben and there bear reasons, if mr aftmrA. why such apportionment should be reviewed and. corrected. One or more of the Highway Commissioners may appear and act In behalf of tbe township. 112G13 Dated at l'aw raw this 20tb day of Oct. 1876. N. M. PUGSLEY, Drain Comm'r. Lawyer and Justice of tbe Peace. Collation and Insurance Agency. Represents Fire Asso ciation of Philadelphia ; assests $3, 500, 000. Non Board special rates for dwellings aud farm property. Office over Toet Offlje, Paw Taw, Mich.