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Paw Paw, Miami ax, Dkc. 14, 1877 gocal fXtpurtmtnU Services at tbe Disciple Churcb next Sunday as follow : iu;j a. m., a Uood (.lift." 7 p. M. "Fools." Iavisa A. Seables, Pastor. t : : : . ; Our etoren Legia to put oa holiday appear ance. Tbe Reform Club meetings continue to grow in interest. A concert will be beld at tbe Free Raptist churcb next Sunday evening. Hinckley Engle, bvery stable proprietors, have dissolved partnership. Mrs. J. T. Clapp, wbo recently fell an! broke two of ber ribs, has nearly recovered. A young wbite woman of Dear Lake Mills, has eloped with a citizen of African extraction. Tbe Disciple people met for a social time at tbe residence of Mr. John Ball, on Tuesday evening. Rev. G. P. Scbetky. D. D., will preacbat St. Mark's on Sunday next, Dec. 16, at 10; a. m. and at 7 p. m. Married In tbis village, Dec. 6tb, by Rev. O. I. Lioderman, Mr. William Hutching to Miss Stella Wilsey, both of Lawrence. Tbo State Grange convened at Lansing on Tuesday, tbe 11th. Hon. J. J. Woodman pro aides over tbe deliberations of tbat body. These are pleasant evenings for entertain msnts, and our people bave bad ample oppor tunity to cd joy tbem daring tbe past week. Ad. Sill, of tbe firm of E. Smith iN: Co., in ccnipany with Charles Hudson, will open a drug and grocery store at Marcellus, Jan. 1st. Rev. Mr. Eailyes, an evangelist of Chicago, will bold a seiies of revival meetings at the First Baptist church, commenting on Sunday next. Tbe average Taw Raw jaror is an incredulous cuss. No matter bow persistently tbe accused may plead guilty, they won't bave it tbat way, and find ''know caws." Tbe First Baptist social will be beld at the residence of Mr. Giover, this (Friday) evening. There will be readings, recitations, charades, and a good social time. The following are tbe officers of the Glendale red ribbon club : President, H. P. McFarlain ; Vice Presidents, A. J. Rich and John B. Sher rod ; Secretary, Martin Westcott. On Wednesday last we saw Elder Liuderman tagging away at the blossom end " of a cross cut saw and seemed to be as much at Lome as he is in the pulpit or behind bis magnificent bay gelding. After February lltb, 1878, Rev. I. A. Searles will enter the lecture field and devote Lis en tire time to that work. He will, however, during tbe year, furnish a sermon each ween for the Tbce Nobthebnek. Kooa.s A: Rosseau bave just received a large i invoice of horse-blankets, sleigh-bells and other goods, which they propose to sell at bottom j prices. Persons in need of such I articles can not do as well at any other place. j Mrs. L. L. Hall, living on North Kalamazoo street, bad a shoat of Ler own fattening slaughtered last week, at the age of eight months arid eight days, its dmeed weight being three hundred and two and one-halt" pounds. We learn that eleps are being taken by eonie of our prominent citizens to secure tbe services of a lirst class teacher of vocal and instrumen tal music. Enough pecuniary encouragement is guaranteed to secure a i rofeesor of no oidi nary ability. R. C. Kedzie of the Michigan Agricultural College will meet tbe cemmitteo appointed Lere on next Tuesday the ISth inst. to arrange tte preliminaries for the Farmers Institute. Tha meeting will be held at Manning's office, at 10 a. m. n Saturday mpht officer McCabo cloeed the store of E, M. Eaton, at Bloomingdale, on complaint of John Killefer. Mr. C. G. Town eend claims to own tbe goods, but they aro bt ill in the possession of McCabe. An examin ation will soon be beld. They were talking about what a terribly, au daciously homely mortal was, and racking their brains for a comparison to hia ughnees. " Why," says one, " he abuses man's privilege Jo be homely." "I should think be did," taid th3 other, " T do believe he's homelier than Hi. Amiable." Lou Melchor, tbe Village Marshal, wishes us to c ill the attention of tbe owners of cows to the ordinance restraining them from running at lare in the village limits during the winter months. Complaints have been made to him 1 about this matter, and unless such animals are taken out of the streets lie will bave to look after them himself. Ordinarily ehe is of a most even and equable d eposition scarcaly ever getting " off," but it was too much for even far equilibrium to have the mimeter (inadvertantly, cf course,) pick up and read tre cf herletteie. And then to ece lier rusblrg around hunting fer ber aprrn, and accusing everybody of appiopriatirg il, and finally discovering tbat tbe bad it already on I Thorraj Welch, of Antwerp, drives a spirited horse. On Tuesday evening, he stepped into Lis buggy to return to f Lie home, but tbe horse " lit cut " 1 cforo be Lad got bold of the lines. Torn got right out and tho horse stopped for li'ra at tho corner of Kalam:zoo and Oak etresis. We didn't learn tho extent of tho damage. On Wednesdayievcnfng the Lawrence Dra matic Club played " Uncle Tom's Cabin" to ao immense audience at the opera house in Ibis villigo. TLey surely bave reason to con gratulate themselves npon their success, net only as actors but from a financial standpoint, as tho proceeds at the door must have been krge. We notice by tbe Dowagiac Republican that Rev. Mr. McKendrick, of tbis place, will preach in tbe Baptist church, at Dowagiac, next Sun day, tbe subject of bis sermon being "Christian Union. Recent weddings: In Hamilton, November 23d. Joseph J. Dodge, of Decatur, aud Miss Juliette Bradley. Franklin J. Earl, of Hart ford, to Miss Naomi Barnum, of Decatur. Dec. 3d. Edward Mc Adams and Miss Winnie RoLeits, both of Decatur November 27tb, Lewis Munsell and Miss Helen Whitney, both of Liwrecce. The Snow Stove is the nicoat. and we think tbe best parlor stove made. We bave had one in our house for the past month, and it has given tbe best of satisfaction. We have just bad one pat up in our office, wbore it can be seen by all persons desirous of purchasing a new stove. It is handsome m appearance and au excellent beater. Rollin Austin, of Almena, after marrying a wife under " conciliating" circumstances, has persistently neglected ber support, and at a time, too, when tbe protecting arm of a hus band was most needed. She entered complaint before Justice Neyes, and officer McCabe ar rested the derelict Rollin. wbo, on yesterday, secured her in $G0 per yaer for two years, pay able monthly. A lodge of Knights of Honor lias been insti tuted at Raw Raw, with John Ihling as Past Dictator. This organization has no connection with the Taw Raw Railroad, as might be sur mised from Ihling'a connecticn with it. Law rence Advertiser. It is rather early to make that asbertion, as it is not jet known bow valuable tbe "institu tion" may become. If it shall improve materi ally, and John should "lease" it and then change the "status of its original design," thero would b9 no doubt of its connection with railroad matters, would it ? We often bear complaints to .tlie effect that j borrowers are neglectful, aud do not make a prompt return of tbe article borrowed. The latest instance of the kind that has come to our knowledge was from E. G. Butler, who says that somebody borrowed bis etep-ladJer three or four weeks ago and has not yet returned it. He will forgive the borrower if Le will now return it. On Wednesday morning it wa3 rumored that N. T. Parker, familiarly known as ''Whisky Par ker," and " Hog Parker," had "lit out," leaving John T. Clapp, who la away frcm home, "in tbe boat" to tbe amount cf one thousand dol lars. On Tuesday Parker is said to have drawn six hundred dollars from tbe Rank, belonging to Clapp, on tbe pretense tbat be wanted it to pay for a car load of sheet) at Hartford, but tbat be went east. It is said that be loaves nu merous farmers and others to mourn his un timely "taking off." On Thursday morning of last week Mr. Welles Gray died at bis residence iu this vil lage, aged severity-six years. His disease was consumption, from which be bad been suffer ing for some time. Deceased bad been a resi dent cf this place nearly forty yeais, and Lad lived most of that time on the homestead where bo died. Tbe funeral services were held oh Sunday morning at the Free Baptist church, of which society be had been an hon ored member for the past thirty years. Revs. G. P. Linderman and S. M. Wilkie conducted tbe services, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Forefathers' Day will be celebrated at tbe Opera House, in this village, on Thursday even ing, the 20th inst., under the direction of the Presbyterian Society. Tbe exercises will con t let of tableaux, readings, recitations, etc. Among tbe tableaux will be a representation of "Tbo First Sabbath on the New England i Coast,' "Treaty with Massasoit," "The Mile3 .ftandish Commission," "As Might be Expect ed," " Keeping Saturday Night," " Tbo Old and the New," and others. The design of those bavicg this entertain i ment in charge i3 to make it one of the most entertaining aud enjoyable of tbe season, and l to that end ask tbo co-operation and assistance of all, and especially of those wbo take an in terest in amusements cf the higher graue and intellectual stimulants. The South Haven Sentinel, m acknowledging the receiy t of a copy of the Proceedings of tho Board of Supervisors at their October session, from tbis office, remarks that it is probably the oaly copy that will be sent to that town. This we think, is a misapprehension, for County Clerk Williams has taken pains to send to each Supervisor in tbe County bis proportion cf the j copies ordered printed ; and if tbe Supervisors do their duty the pamphlet will be tolerably well circulated among tbe tax-payers of tho County, who should carefully read it and there by obtain a knowledge of what their represent atives did do at their last session. TLey will also be enabled to know why their taxes are so high, and many other things in which they aro deeply intcioated. Ia tbis locality, wo learn, tho pamphlet is eagerly sought by the people, and we presume that other localities will mani fest a like interest. It bas, for some time past, been the practice to wait until after the January session beforo printing the Proceedings, and delivering the work just before the succeeding October session. By this practice. th3 printed proceed it.ps have been withheld so long tbat all interest iu them bave been lost, and the work itself bs come useless for any purpose except wasta 1 aPer S. T. Conway, Esq., rrintor to their Excel- lonciee. tho Board of Supervisors, has remem- j bered us with a copy of the proceedings of the j Bnard at their October session. As it is tho only copy that will probably come into this ..-.,., ,.v riJ. u. ,t uu uio ju iu ulucu w here all can consult it. It is a valuable work. neatly printed, and the Board should make ar- rangemcnts so tbe people of the ccunty gen-1 crally could sea what they do at their sessions, i South Haven Sentinel. i Tbe citizens of Cassopobs LeLl a meeting: rec?ntly and resolved to enforce th3 provisions i of tho liquor law. A resolution was passed! calling upon the Board of Trustees of tl.o vil- j lazo to take immediate measures to enforce tbo village ordinances respecting saloons and '. Iner'8 01 ltliai li,lia bIacer a etamp mill gold, saloon-keepers, and tbe rale of Intoxicating 1 Tlj0 P,acer gold was part of a quantity mined liquor?, and pledging the officers of tho villace 1 1'7 tliaT,e8 Dtincombc, individually. Grove ro an earnest and determined support In all tbeir j I'ort8 tnat few men, with plenty cf money, efforts lo maintain tbe laws. A committee was I aro d1DS there, but tho general crowd is appointed to aid in tbis matter. j made up of men wbo bave nothing and are cot j likely to better their condition there. AUo, Willie Cbadwick, who is in College at Kala- j that California teti-nullion-dollar-nien are get mazx), carte Lome last Thursday to spend ttD3 possession of all the paying claims. Men Thankrgivins He was warmly welcomed by nmst have something more than a pick-axe to bis rniny friend? la this villags Decatur Bo-1 mino gold there. He nili return m April publican. Duncombe remains ttere. The following is a list of Retit Jurors drawn for tbe January term of tbe Circuit Court i ArLngton Ortoa Scbermerborn, G. W. Smi ley. Antwerp S L Butler. Almena Eber YV Uayden. Bangor Wm Cook, Orlando S Brown. Bloomingdale Warren Fuller, Soloman F. Kingeley. Decatur Dean Toof , Jerry Jortin. Hamilton Matthew Brince, J O Phelps. Hartford C A Putney, Lyman Bridges. Eeeler G orb am Abbott, Ambrose Fisher. Raw Raw James B Smith, Cbas C Palmer. Pine Grove L A Churchill. Porter Thomas Vincent. So. Haven Sidney Holmes, Joseph Laanin. Waverly Samuel E Qua, Orson A Breck. Vajc Bcbkx Cocntv Theascbeb's Ornci.l Paw Paw, Mich., Dec. 1st, 1877. J The following is a statement of tbe amount of tax collected at tbis office on the business of selling or offering for sale spirituous or intoxi cating liquors, and of the townships and corpo rations for which the same was collected, for tbe year ending Dec. 1st, 1877 : Township of Bloomingdale, Township of Colombia, Village of South Haven, t 150 00 300 00 600 00 400 00 462 12 450 00 400 00 300 00 150 00 mage ar Decatur, Village of Bangor, Village of Raw Raw, Village of Hartford. Village of Lawrence, Village of Lawton, Total $3,302 42 W. DUNCOMBE, County Treasurer. Ediiob Tbve Nobihebneb : I have a friendly criticism fer a remark in the last published sermon of Mr. Searles. where he comments on the widow In these words: "She vanished a few tears at your funeral and then in a year or two the, too, will go the way of all the earth go after an nihar mn ' " Jinw litHfl the sneaker knew the thought his careless words would send thrilling through the vist of years to many a heart, with its covered, but unhealed, grief, sending tbe memory back with tbe swiftness of thought to the darkened room where the last remains of the husband and father lay cold and lifeless ready for the burial. He can never know tbe depth of woe, tbe unutterable loneliness and depression tbat is known only to those wbo have experienced it, although, as the years go by, other ties may4be formed ; for the kind Father knows our needs and has eo provided tbat our usefulness shall not be im paired by hopeless sorrow, and bas constituted us and made it lawful for us to cover our lone liness by forming other ties. But those who have never suffered cannot know how to those wbo have, things are never the same again, if enjoyment comes, it must ever come in a subdued form ; never tbe old elasticity again. For tbat reason those who bave occasion to speak of sa:h should use care, as they know not tbe wounds they may open and make to bleed afresh. I hope the Rev. Sir will pardon me if it seems bold to make this criticism, bet injus tice to the many of my sex I felt I must so ad dress him through your columns, as his re marks were twice brought before the public and are a reflection on the truthfulness and fidelity cf women generally. A case has recently been determined in Cir cuit Court for Kalamazoo county, wherein one C. E. Bailey, was plaintiff and the Kalamazoo Telegraph (or Publishing Cc mpany ) was defend ant. Tbe charge was libel, and the damages laid at thirty thousand dollars. Bailey had been a resident and Justice of the Peace of Cass county. He subsequently removed to Yicksburg, Kalamazoo county, and thereafter became the Prohibition candidate. forCongiess from this District. During the progress cf the canvass the Cass Co. Republican, Caeaopolia Vigilant and Kalamazoo Telegraph published articles charging Bailey with malfeasance in office, in that be bad ap propriatcd tines impose 1 by himself as Justice and paid to him when collected, to bis own use, etc. Whereupon would-be-Congressman Bailey commenced an action against the Telegraph for defaming Lis character, whereas it turns out that as well as the other papers had but tol l what was true of him, and be siaucs in a worso rhght than before, for bo bas all the cot3 to pay. As a rule libel suit3 against newspapers are brought either by politciauj, lawyers or Judges, who know themselves ro be Knaves, and when a newspaper, knowing their uaworthiness and dishonesty holds them up to the public gaze in their true light, rush to the Courts, not to establish their integrity, but to throw dust in the eves of the people, as well as to intimidate other papers from expos.ns dishonesty. It is gratifying to know that they generally fail in their designs, as they deserve to. in: 1. 1 n n ,(,,.., From Our Own Correspondent. Mesers. M. Dean Toof and Wm. K. Miller, both connected with J. G. I'arhurst's law office, have been uppointed Notaries Public. Shelters bas sold his Cottage Hotel, on Sher wood street, to Homer Richards, and he (Shel ters) intends to lease tbe old Decatur House and open a hotel there. So report eajs. John L. Harrison, administrator of tho es tate of the late Newton Foster, bas brought Mr. Foster's library from Nile 9 buck to Deca tur. Tho library ia an extensive and valuable one. It will probably be eold before long. Rev. Mr. Wallace, from OLio, has been eu gaged by tbe Pretsbjterian Church Society as their pastor for the coming year, Mr. Wallace evidently bas the ability aud inclination to arouse the church and maLe it au effectivo agency for doing good. He will Jjubtlees fiud the church willing to work. In tho south part of the vi'iaze is a dwelling bouse which the neighbors and occupants say id surety naunteo. istrange noises, Jilce "stage thunder," low muttering of buman voices, etc., are heard at frequent intervals, and often the furniture is thrown down and tospel about by some invisible agency. Tbe "verr Hold 'Arry" eccms to be to pay generally about the man sion, and an investigation is dcmauJeJ. G rove Tarbell reached heme f:om the Black Hills on Saturday last. Ho aax li0 cli In t feel at all frightened on account of the Indians. He brought home home very hanJsotae speci- William Sweet and Oscar Smith returned oa Tuesday from tbe White river region bringing nine deer as tbe result of their expedition. On Friday evening of next week a compli mentary party to Gen. B. F. Cbadwick, will be given in Risk's nail. Tbo affair will bo uu&r the management of a committee of the Masonic fraternity and tbe ladies of tbe village will pro Tide tho refreshments. An excellent baidfrem Kalamazoo will furnish tbe music. A largo attendance is expected from all tbe eurrousd pag towns, as the General U well and favorably known throughout this section of Michigan. Lawrence Advertiser. The publisher of The Nursery bas isssaod a list of premums for obtaining subscribers to his popular magazine. The list comprises arti cles useful and oroamental, including, books, games, knives, skates, and toys of all binds. Here is a chance for boys and girls to obtain a nice holiday gift for themselves cr a f nend, by making a little healthful exertion. The Nur eery entered upon its eleventh year in January, 1877, and is as fall of life and animation as ever. Tbe secret of its success is found be tweea its covers every month. The price is $1.60 a year. Ic is published by John L. Shor- ey, 3d Brom field St., Boston, who will send a ample-number with tbe premium list for ten oents. .Ifc.WAVV.f LOCALS. From Our Own Correspondent. Almena can throw tbo twelve-year-old Dowa giac telegraph operator ia tbe shade. We have a girl nine years old who is a good operator. Mr. Mason has sold bis blacksmith shop to a man from Kansas, and gives possession tbe first of next month. A singing school bas been organized at tbe M. E. Church, by Trof. Sweetland. Tbe farmers of Almena met at tbe Palmer School House, on tba evening of tbe lltb, to organize a Sociery for tbe protection of horses and other property, and adjourned until Tues day, tbe 15th cot having fully completed tbe organization. Tber will ba a Christmas Troe and oyster supper on Christmas Eve., at Bonfoey a ball. Jjocal JSoticcs. DllBIES FOB 18' Matthews & Bro. 7. A large Block at G. W. Post Office, Paw Paw, Mich. After Monday next E. P. Hathaway k Co. will carry a lino of groceries ia their peddling wagoa. (io and look it those Parlor Stoves at HATH AW AY'S. E. P. HATHAWAY CO. will keep con stantly adding to their stock of Tin and Hard ware. Tbe members of Paw Paw are reepect- the regular g December ISth, 1S77. as the election of officers and other important business will como before tho Lodge. . Shaefkb, W. M. M i:BXIIOU iV CO. have on baud a .stock of Xice HE VOL VEltS ! Which they offar for sale at low tlgares. Persons wishing anything of tne kind can procore one of them provided they pay for it. or can show that their bank account foots well oa tbo credit sida. 11S6 I.M1MCO Vi:i rAIt JIN For Sale oa reasonable terms. Inquire of HSCmtJ C. A. HAKRISON, Taw Raw. Or, P.. A- J. I). BURNS, Kalamazoo, Mich. Various modes of treatmetit bave been adopt ed fer tbe cure of Rheumatism and Neuralgia, but the good common senae of the peonle and practical experience bas proven that the only reliable remedy is " Lawsou's Curative." It is a positive cure when prop 2 r attention is given to ning it. S i:co.m SKlIl Oil, UOI). Mcs. Wtnkoop will Rivo to those who visit bsr. or send their photograph, a pci f eet diag nosis of their diseases, with prescription. Ds tenbo tbe mo;t marked events af their pact, present and future life. Predict succe-s and failure in business, ami point out a career to which they aro 1 est a Japted. Terms. Oue Dollar, ti-.-T Medical Examinations Free. 1'. O. Box. 513, Paw Paw, Mich. 1182tf Will. Hathaway is the moat extensive Rag Merchant in tbe country, and he can furnish you goods at wholesale or retail. Custom Sawing done at Waverly Mill. 3V miles north of Paw Paw. Bills of timber cut to order of any length up to CJ feet. FOR SALE. Wagou Felloes, Well Curbing, Fence Posts, (Coal Tarred.) Fence Pickets for Wire Fenee, Side Walk Lumber. Aic, Ac. Post Office address Paw Paw. Ilm2pra S. W'. FiSK. L jib-: sAir. Persons wishing lime for v. bite-washing, cis tern work, or otber purposes can cbtaiu the eame in quantities to suit. Al-o salt bv tbo barrel or les3 quantities, at "1180 MATTHEWS. STEARNS A: CD. KOOXS A: KOSSTAr. Would liko lo know whether their customers mean to call and pay theiriudebteJnoes to tbem. or a nv part of it? They mean business and must bave their pay. Chronic Disease. i ersons atuictod witu any form of chronic disease or weakness should lead the advertise ment or ur. uruce in another column of this paper, which will intorci tbem what ho treats ana cures, ana or the equitable plan on which uues uiismess. 1 1 7 y i v Have you seen Snow's new parlor stove ? UUT uo oiDcr. E. V. HATHA WAV A CO PHALLUS KI IN. SHE ETEION, AND Cul'PER WARE North side of Main elreet, opposite thaCour House, Paw Paw, Michigan. All order, in their hue, t romptly attended to. E. V. HATHAWAY & CO. IiOt or Stolen. 1 wo deeds wera stolon or unlaw fully carried rvway from the preuiifes of Yet Weston whilo bo was confmod in Jad m Paw Paw. tsevenal other small articles wero earned awa? from his .ace at tbe same time or at different times. The placo now belongs to Myra 1. Carman People having such paper? will pleae re them to Yet Weston or return MYltA T. f! nr AV Paw Paw, Nov. 25h, 177. f lllt3 Cash Paid for Hides. I will pay the burbest market price for Hides atidrolts, delivered at Greun's Market, corner Main and Nile streets, Paw Paw. "82t3 T. A. GRANGER. & MASONIC. Lodge No. 23, F. A. M., j fully requested to attend r meeting on Tuesday evn' If you wish to buy tbe best parlor store made, yon will bave none but Snow s. It bit more good poiati than any other stove made Don't buy tul yoa see the Suow stove. IJIAKEN UP. Came into tbe enclosure of the subscriber, 2 miles touth east of this Tillage, one yearling bull, of a rod aod white color. Tbe owner is requested to come and take hiin away and pay tbe charges for bis care ",lfl0-nT.r 1183(3 WM. C. MOUhL. Dated December 1, 1377. Now Market. The subscriber has just opened, at the old stand of Geo. W. Tyler V Co., opposite tbe Dyckman House. Main street, raw law. A New Meat Market, and respectfully call from tbe citizens of tbH place, and will pledge himself to famish the best of Meats, at as low rates as any Market in town. Re member this i My Market will always be sup plied with the beet stock the country affords, and I will not be undersold. -JJjEr THOMAS WILLERTON. The Thomas' Smoothing: and Drill-Harrow Co. This Company will exchange the territory of the Counties of Van Buren, Cass, Bernen and St. Joseph, Mich., for 40 or 80 acre of unim proved land ia either of these Counties, and pay some cash. Tbeso Counties should yield a man from 1,000 to 1,500 per year in tbe busi ness. Add res THOMAS SMOOTHING HARROW CO., 118213 3 Myers Block, Toledo, Ohio. STATE OF MICHIGAN, Ninth Judicial Circuit. I do hereby fix and appoint the times for fcnulidi? the neveral terms of the Circuit Court m tbeNinta Judicial Circuit for the years 1S73 and 1879, as follows: Kalamazoo Cocnty. 3d Monday in February. 2d Monday ia May. 4th Monday in September, ith Monday m November. Vax Ecbex Cocxir. 2d Monday in Jaouary. 4th Monday ia March. 2d Monday in August. 4th Monday of October. Given under my hand at Kalamazoo, tbis 12th day of October. A. d., 1S77. 1182t7 JOSIAH L. HAWES, Circuit Judge. Ijancl For Sale AT REDUCED PRICES! Farm of 90 acres on sections 9 and 10 in tbe town of Yankee Springs. Barry County, about 8 miles from Hastings. 50 acres cultivated, 12 acres of marsh bay nearly all fenced. Small frame house. Good beach and maple timber. Price $1,800. W h of n e q of section 20, town of Hoppin. Allegan County SO acres. b0 acres Improved. All fenced good land beech and maple tim ber. Poor log bouse. Good orchard. Price tl,800. Sh of n w n and n h of a w n of section 21 town 4 south, range 11 west 1C0 acres. About 100 improved. Uood orchard frame nouse. About one mile from Decatur. Price f 3,800. E h of s w q of section 22 Bloomingdale. Good land. 7fi acres 30 acres improved. Good orchard small frame hoa.-e. Two miles south of Bloomingdale. Price $1,550. Cheap. S h of n w q of n e q of section 21, town of Or&narerilld. R&rrv Co 40 acres. Log bouse. good cistern, good orchard. 2G acres improved all fenced. 30 acres high good beech and maple timber. 10 acres low. Price $1,100. N h of n w q of s e q of section 30 one mile west of Lawton. irame house 10 acres im provedoak land. Price $800. Wild lands from $5 to $25 per acre in Alle gan, an iiuren ana i;errien counties. Enquire of or address H. BURNS, 1192tU Decatur, Mich. MORTGAGE SALE. Default having been made in the payment of a certain mortgage, executed by CUimda Bent- ley to Edgar D. Darling, bearing date the 15th dav of November, 1S70, aod recorded in the office of the Kegirter of Deeels of Van Buren County. Michigan, in liber 1 or mortgages, on page 203, ou tbo 30ta day of November, 1870. which said mortsao and i.oih collateral there to was oa the 15th day of November 1876, by said Edgar D. Darling assigned to (.bnstina i; Knowlen; which said assignment was recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds tf Van Buren county, Michigan, on ths thirl day of December, ls"7, ia liber IS of mortgages, on pago 291, upon which mortgage there is chimed to be duo at the date or tbis notice tue 6um or rive hundred seventy nine dollars and eighteen centn, and no suit or proceedings having been commenced to recover tbe same. Notice is here by given tbat on Monday the 1th dayof March, 1878, at teu o'clock in the forenoon. I shall sell at public auction, to tho highest bidder, at tbe Iront door of the Van Buren Conntv Circuit Court House in tbe village of Paw Paw, tbe premises described m said mortgage, to satisfy the amount due at that date on said mortgage, and Jesal cost, together with an attorney fee of thirty dollars covenanted for therein, which premises are described in said mortgage as the south half of hits ten ami eleven in block thirty four in the village of Paw Paw. according to the recorded plat thereof, m Van Buren county Michigan. Dated December 3.1. 177. CHRIfsTINLV KN'OWLES, Il3tl3 Assignee. Joux Kxowles, Att'y for Assignee. JAMES li PRATER .x. PHOT O CEAPEER . EXCELSIOR GALLERY over Butler's Grocery, l'aw L'aw, Mich. Picture Fniuej a Spem'tv. Come aiicl See me. Katfc AST W Iff 9 8 & tm The Champion WASHER & BLEACHER In HARD or SOFT Water. Nobody will want the soft, sticky, unpro fitable, Yellow Soaps, after using PILE'S CLEAN, HARD, O.K. Pyle's O.K. Saleraius is a first-clas3, healthy Bread preparation and all who study their interest should ask their Grocer for these honest articles. Manufactured by James Pyle, NewYork. Business Notices. Portraits iu water colors done by Miss Lydia Hunt. Sttisfactioo guaranteed. "Rooms at J. J. Woodman's. A Special None We desire to nuke koewn to our friends that this week we have opened a large invoice of Carpets of the very best rmkec. Also Oil-Clot ba. Lace Curtainr, Lawi-' brequins, and aa elegant variety of tbo Batea, Lewiston and Bridal guilts, at very low pricoa. Ladies will savo money by examining tbe large stock at W.J. Selhck's. rutin r. uosrwtvK. Fire Insurance Agent, represents Continental, Pbcenix, Westchester aud Glens TaHa Com panies. Office in Old Hardware, opposite Dyckman House, Paw Paw, Mich. 11731? J. O. IlEKJtK, General Insurance Agent. Office with K. W, Noyes, Paw Paw, Michigan. Good companies represented. 1171r20 IiE.VJ. 1 MtEVUEBT, Attorney and'Counsellor at Law and Prosecu ting Attorney for Vsn Bursa Comty. Mich. Office m the Court House, Paw Paw. 1 1115 Lawyer, Circuit Court Commissioner, Jus tice of the Peace and Fire Insurance Agent. Office opposite Bank. Paw Paw Miok.Q Shilou's System Vitalizes. We are author ized to guarantee tbis remedy for tne cure of Dyspepsia, Inactive Liver, Sour Stom ach Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Coming up of Food, Yellow Skin, and General Languo and Debibty. Yon who are suffering from these complains, theee words are addressed and will yoa continae to suffer wbea yoa can be cured on such terms ? It Is for yoa to de termine. Sample bottle, 10 cents : regular size 75 cents. 50,000 die annually by neglecting a Cough. Cold or Croup, of teu leading to Consumption, find tbe grave. Why will you neglect so im portant a. matter when you can get at our store Sbiloh's Consumption Cure, with the assurance of a speedy recovery. For soreness across tbe Chest or Lungs or Lame Back or Side, sbiloh's Porus Plaster gives prompt relief. ! Hackvetack, a popu'ar and fragrant per I fnms. Sold by GEO. W. LONGWELL, & CO., j Paw Paw, and J. McKEYS. Lawton. 1 i t'cienre has accompiisned no more wonderful I or gratilying result than tbe perfection of an i atituJe to the chilling signs of approaching age, j something to obliterate tbe tell tale tracks of lime, auu preserve ma naiurai muorameura oi youth to ripe old age. Hall's Hair R?newer does all this, and its praise resounds in cottage aud palace. Tbe dwellers among tbe snows of Norway and tbe peasants of sunny France and Spain, find use for it, and find means to get it, and it does not disappoint tbem, Tbe whiten ing locks again resume their youthful color, the thin, dry. aud faded bair becomes bright and glossy. The whole appearance is changed as if by magic, and tbe man or woman, who, before was called aged, now appears as one ia tbe prime of hfe. 8uch wonderful changes cannot pass unnoticed, and they have produced tbe unprecedented demand tbat now exists for the first and only article ever compounded that can produce them in a pleasing and satisfactory manner. Few Erie, Woodstock, 111. Da. Kiso's New Discoveby. The World's Great Cough MediciDe. Dr. King's New Dis covery for Consumption will cure a cough iu one half the time necessary to core it with my otber medicines, and it does it not by drying it up. but by removing tbe causes, subduing the irritation and healing the aifffected pans, or all cases of hoarseness, suppression or loss of voice, any severe or lingering cougbs, bronchi tis, or affection of tbe throat lungs, it will bo found to tar surpass all medicines that have ever before been otfered to tbe public. It Iuh wrought a complete change ia the cough med icines. Is entirely different from all others. Is perfectly baimle? to the smallest child. Trial bottie free. Regular size $1.00. For sale by GEO. W. LONGWELL Jc CO. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY NUMBElf" of St. Nicbola?, of which 100,000 sopies will bo icsued, may be gained from tbe following : There are poems by Henry W. Longfellow aud William Culleu Bryant ; a'fine hitherto unoab liehed sketch of Boy Life, by tbe Late Theo dore Winthrop : and a bhort story by tbe author of Alice In Wonderland ; a new fairy story. Sweet Majorara Day, by Frank R. aocktoa, Tbe Peterkins' CbaraJeei by lr .!. G. Hodasd. and a companion between tha manners of voung folk in old times arc! rowaiavi, by I Gail Hamilton. Of the story element, the brightest feature is tbe beginning of the new scnal by Miss Al cott. entitled Under th Lilacs. Tvith illustra tions bv Mary llallork Foote. Tbe 'Christmas Nuuib?r contains also thd opening of a new Serial ttorv for Roys, a tale of tropical life, by (in&tavns Traukenstein, en titled Tower-Mountain, admirably illustrated bv the artists Morau and Keller; A Portfa;t of Miss Alcott. with a sketch of her life ; several poems by Two Little American Girls; a play, and a Christmas Carol (set to music); and a half a dozen complete hor' storie?, bright, funnr, exciting end ratbef: Ac, tc The New Lover is by tte Koglish Artijfc, Walter Crane. thelamou3 designer of Baby'n Opera. ' ST. NICHOLAS FOR 1379, Resides Miss Alctt'a serial for GirK and tbo, three series for IIo.th. ;o follow each other m' rapid succession, will coutaiu a short serial ptory by the Author of The Schonbergeott Family, and au article, Around The World Ia a. Yacht Poys ! ha beon promised by a brilliant writer, now on tho actual tour of the world in bis owd yacht. Thero will bo contributions by a Daughter of Tbe Famous Peter Parley, and ' a Letter to Younu' Americanp, by GEORGE MACTKlXALD. TLe How Series of instructive papers, by vari-' ous authors, will tell How to bind your own books; Howithey mmo coal; How to enjoy yourselves at homo ; How 'to be an agreeable guest; How to cntci tain company ; How to be a carpenter ; Hot to make an ice-boat ; How to build a nonse; How India Rubber Is sather ' ed; How mahbes rt made; How money is made; How mackerel are caught; llow they laid the Atlantic cabla , How they mine ia California ; How thev work in tbo tea country How to bo a parlor magician : etc. There will he also a sc ries of stones and sketches of For-' eic;n Lifo. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE, such as Old Nicolai (a Russian story), a day. among the Welsh Castlos, Easter in t.crmiuy. The Indians of tbo Amazon, How Kitty wa Lost in a Turkish Razaar, Master Montesnm (a Mexican tory), Haiif-a, the Lapp Maidon, and many others. Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Young contributors' De partment, Letter Rrx. Riddle Rox. and for Very Little Folks, will be continued. The four bound voiumcs of ft. Nicholas al ready published are tin most wonderful, beau tiful and attractive Christmas Present for Young Teople. Each volume is complete Iu itself. Vols. 1 and 2, $3.00 each, vol?. 3 and , f 1.00 each. fcSnbsenption Price. 3.00 a year, postage paid. .Mmgle copies, '23 cents eacu. Bold bv all Rcok Hellers A News Dealers. SCRIBN'ER Jfc CO., 743 Broadway, N. Y.