Published Every Thursday.
VAW PAW, MICIHOAN, JULY III), lt8G
ltcii!ilIoau Ntatt Von vent Ion.
A )viullicau Htatd cuuveutiou, to uoiuiuute cxn-
dtdaU for ftute omctTH, and lor me iraimucuou
i.tlu r buniufHH, will be held at 1'iautb ti'er Jlouoe,
in tho city of Orand KiM, comm. t.i lux ut ;
o'clock, i. r.i., ou Wednesday, the JMU tlay of
lu accordance, with a resolution adopted at Grand
IUpida, May 10th, le7, every county will e entitled
to one delegate for eucb NK) of the total vote cant
for governor, at the laid State election (tn 11,) and
one additional delegate for every f ruction of MM
votett, but each organized county will be entitled to
at leat oue delegate. I'uder a resolution of 1MH,
no delegate will be entitled to a feat who does not
reside in the county he propone to represent, lu
accordance with a resolution adopted at a meeting
of the atate convention, ut Detroij, J uue U;td, ltK,
the secretary of each couuty convention Is requested
to forward to the necretary of the state ceutral com
mittee, by the earliest mail, after the delegate to
the atate convention are chonen, a certified list of
mch delegates aa are entitled to ait in the state con
vention. 1'nder the above call Van Uurcn County la enti
tled to tiftf en delegate.
Philip T. Van Zile, Chairman.
A. V. Smith, Secretary.
Vav Ik'BES sends a solid delegation for
Hon. J. C. Uubkowk.
It is said that Secretary Bayard baa a
sharp eye on the fisheries question. Wo are
lad to hear it. The country U saved again.
CoxiiiiEhSMAN Randall is the main tioko
in the democratic wheel notwithstanding ho
has knocked out all of their free-trade plans.
Without the inlluenco of Jmall and his
followers the Democrats would ho unable to
carry u single Northern State in
Thk convention at Lawrence on Thursday
last, developed a remarkable unanimity of
feeling in regard to the return of the lion. J.
C. lU-nnows to Congress. Mr. t r.i:ows has
1 een of great service to his constituents during
tho present term, and should lie receive the
nomination, we believe that Van Uuren county
will give him a larger majority than ever
Slowly butvurely the prosecution is de
veloping the evidence against the Chicago
anarchists. It does not st em possiblo that,
if the jury are honorable and intelligent men,
they can escape their luerited fate. Such
wholesale murderers richly deserve the hang
man's rope, and appearances indicate that
there is a probability that they may receive
their just deserts.
HhiiK is tho way tho democratic party
ti(!k$ in the state of New York :
The democratic party is opposed to all
sumptuary laws which interfere with tho
natural rights of tho people. But it believes
in tho people and is always willing to allow
them to express their opinions on any sub
ject. y. r. WorM.
llero is tho way it act : . At Albany on
the Cth day of May last, when the question
of submitting a prohibitory amendment to
the people was before it, every democratic
member of the New York assembly voted
As the time for the nomination of local
olllcers draws near, candidates begin to put
in an appearance. Wo hear of numbers of
them in the ranks of the different political
parties. There will bo no scarcity whatever.
Wo defer a publication of the list until the
returns are all in. We desire to state,
though, that the republicans of Van Buren
County propose to follow their long estab
lished precedent nominate a good ticket,
and then elect it. Since 18.11 every ollicer.
legislative, as well as county ofiicial. has
been a republican, and the election of lSf,
is not likely to be the one to break the record.
Nci:more have tho republican;; of Van
Buren County "led oil" in the fourth dis
trict congressional campaign, and again, as
in thw past," her delegation is "solid for
Jki;no." Nothing short of the candidacy
of some ono of her own citizens could have
prevented thi result. Tho republicans of
this county are well satisfied with their pres
ent representative and do not desire a change,
unless to one of her own citizens, and even
that is a matter of a great deal of doubt.
Should Mr. Bcr.iunvs receive tho nomination,
and tho Nor.TitEEXEB thinks ho will, ho will
receivo the samo hearty support that ho has
.so often received before.
Congressman Tickku of Virginia, has in
troduced a bill to pension ono N. If. Van
Zandt at tho rate of seveuty-livo dollars per
month. Tho applicant is described ns lato
lieutenant of the United States navy.' That
looks all right. Why shouldn't Mr. Van
Zandt have a pension? Tho only reason
the Noirrm uxEB can allege against it is that
he was too " lato lieutenant tc. Within
two weeks after tho beginning of the " lato
unpleasantness,' the Male lieutenant" re
signed his commission in tho UnitedJStates
navy and accepted another in tho navy of
the lato confederate states." Thcro is just
a little too much "lateness" about this prop
osition of tho Virginia congressman.
A most pathetic instance of that reluc
tance to acknowledge the weakness and
inability attendant upon old ago was pre
sented by the last days of Assistant Secre
tary of State Hunt eb. whosn death-bed was
tormented by the thought that without his
Aid the department must bo involved in ir
remediable ruin. It is stated that no person
in the U. 8. is so thoroughly posted in tho
political affairs of Europe as was Mr. Hun
ter, who was familiar with all tho details of
continental history for at least fifty j-eais
back. It is no wonder, after fifty-seven
years of pains-taking labor in tho service
of his country, that nothing could mako him
believe that tho work of the office'could bo
successfully carried on in his absence.
The Paine investigation was made tho
subject of a lively debate in tho Kcnato a few
days since. Senator Siiekman made ft grand
ppecch in favor of pushing tho investigation.
Thcro is no doubt in tho minds of tho jko
jAo but that there was a fraudulent use t,t
money to ttecure the election of Mr. Paine
to a seat in the senate. Whether or not
such fraud could be brought homo to the
senator himself Is another question. The
practices of tho democratic party in tho
state of Ohio are ho generally tinctured with
fraud and corruption that there is little
danger -of stumbling on any very overwhelm
ing degree of honesty in any particular in
stance. At the conclusion of the debate tho
senate adopted the majority resolution and
refused to push the proposed investigation.
Pun dam. y it is impossible for a man to
becomo so depraved or to commit so vilo or
heinous a crime that there cannot bo found
women who are ready to exalt him into a
hero. This tendency on tho part of a cer
tain class of weak minded females was forci
bly exemplified in J udgo Gary's court in
Chicago, where the red-handed anarchists are
on trial, when a bevy of soft-hearted and
equally soft headed women marched into the
court and presented each ono of the brutal
murderers, who are there being tried for their
lives, with an elegant bouquet of ilowers.
Such sickly sentimentality shown in be
half of such villains is disgusting and ought
not to bo tolerated by any court. Tho fool
woman should bo frownod down and, if
necessary, forcibly suppressed.
Tut: political campaign in this couuty, so
far as tho republican party is concerned, may
now bo considered us fairly opened. An
e liicient county committee has been selected
and. under the leadership of that energetic
republican we-rker, Mr. K. W. Nols. assisted
by our eliicient county clerk as secretary, tho
republicans of old Van Buren may well an
ticipate that the campaigu will be a vigorous
one. livery lepublican in tbo couuty should
bo ready to stand by the committee and aid
it in its work, llepublicau clubs ought to be
formed in every township, yes in every
school district, in the couuty. No elTort
should be spared to win an overwhelming
victory. With a proper display of activity
and vigor, our count' can easily roll up ono
of its old tinn republican majorities. Sho
now occupies a proud position as tho banner
republican county of tho lower peninsula.
Shall that position be retained? Republicans
of Van Buren County, with you rests the re
sponsibility of answering this query. Let
there bo no apathy, no luke-warm support of
tho ticket, but kt every republican do his
whole duty from now uutil the close of the
polls on tho "d of November, and there will be
not Iho slightest doubt of winning a brilliant
victory over any combination that mav bo
put into the field against us.
The Detroit 'Tribune will not increase its
popularity by its criticisms on Senator Lo
gan in connection with tho Pavni: investiga
tion. The senator may havo made a mistake
in his conclusions concerning the matter,
but, if he has, it is an honest mistake and
such an expression as "the distinguished
senator from Illinois should lasso his mouth "
comes with ill grace from our estoemed con
temporary. Senator Louan, in tho estima
tion of a majority of tho citizens of this
country, has no occasion to " lasso his
mouth." We are not at all sure but the
Tribune is right in disagreeing with the
conclusions of the distinguished senator;
we are inclined to think it is ; we only ob
ject to the language in which it clothes its
criticisms. The Noktheksei: has a very
high degree of resju-ct for the Tribune and
honors it for its staunch republicanism and
for tho good work it is doing for tho repub
lican party and. therefore, dislikes to seo it
impair its usefulness by using language
toward Senator L;n and other distin
guished republicans that, it appears to ns, is
uncalled for and unwarranted.
1? i on Mi run Con vent ion.
Th ) republican convention, held at Law
rence on July IfL'd, to elect delegates to the
state, congressional, and state henatorial
Conventions, was called to order at precisely
eleven o'clock by (Jen. II. Breck, secretary
of tho county committee. Atter & few brief
remarks which called forth several rounds
of applause. Mr. Breck nominated Hon.
John S. Cross as temporary chairman. Mr.
Cross whs escorte d to the chair, by a commit
tee apjwiinted for that purpose, after which
ho very gracefully acknowledged tho honor
conferred upon him. O. N. Hilton of Paw
Paw, was chosen temporary secretary.
On motion a committee of three was ap
pointed on permanent organization and order
of business, consisting of tho following dele
gates: Geo. W. Law ton of Antwerp, C. J.
Monrco of South Haven, and W. W. Hodge
of Geneva. It was hIso moved that the chair
appoint a committee of threo on credentials,
which ho did as follows: Israel White of
Hamilton, C. li. Heath of Bangor, and David
Anderson of Columbia. A motion then pre
vailed that each township should recommend
its own delegates, afltr w hich the convention
adjourned until l:'.V) o'clock.
Tho convention was promptly called to
order at p. m.
The committee ou credentials leported
delegates from each township except
Almena. Beport adopted. Tho com
mittee on inrmanent organization and
order of business, made tho following report
which was also adopted : Hon. W. O. Pack
ard of Covert, permanent chairman : Dr. H.
M. Brodefick of Decatur, permanent secre
tary; it also provided that each township
rerort names for committee who should se
lect delegates to tho state, congressional, and
state senatorial conventions, and that a com
mittee be chosen to select a county commit
tee. In pursuance to the adoption of this
report, the townships then named tho follow
ing gentlemen to choose iho delegates for
these various conventions : M. H.' Hogmiro
of Arlington, C. L. liaton of Antwerp, N. W.
Drake of Bangor, H. II. Howard of Blooru
ingdalo, E. A. Rood of Covert, A. T. Ander
son of Columbia, Marvin Hinckley of Deca
tur. H. C. Taylor of Hartford, A. W. Haydou
of Hamilton. Chas. Duncombo of Keeler, A.
S. llaskin of Law renco, Bangs F. Warner of
Paw Paw. A. Hvmes of Pino Grove, J. VY.
Burlington of Porter. Chas. Delamere of
South Haven. Geo. H. Beeves of Geneva,
and A. J. Rich of Waverly.
While the convention was waiting for this
selection to bo made, tho chair appointed E.
P. Hill of Decatur, Nathan Thomas of Hart
ford, and David Anderson of Colombia, to
name tho county committee. These gentle
men then refmestetl that, in ns much as tho
convention had derided that the county corn
mi ttee should be made up of ono man from each
township, the different delegations should
choose their own member, of which the follow
ing was the result: Oliver E. Cox of Arlington,
P. N. Teed of Almena, (. W. Lawton of Aut
werp, Milan Wiggins of Bloomingdale, J. H.
Cross of Bangor, A. M. Brown of Columbia, S.
Shattuck of Covert, C.W.Wilhson of Decatur,
W. W, Hodgo of Geneva, G. W. Merriman
of Hartford, J. H. Collins of Hamilton. Chas.
Duncombo of Keeler, T. C. Tyner of Law
rence, K. W, Noyes of Paw Paw, Dell Lani
lersou of Pine Grove, E. W. Hall of Porter,
J. II. Johnson of South Haven, and E. J.
Dayton of Waverly. K. W. NoyeH was then
elected chairman of this county committee
and (too. E. Breck socretary. Mr. Brock
stated that as business called him to Eng
land he would be absent when most needed
here, therefore respectfully requested that
some other person be chosen, when G. W.
Myers was accordingly select ed.
The committee on delegates then made
tho following report which was approved
and adopted :
Por congressional convention: M. H.
Hogmiro of Arlington, C. L Eaton of
Antwerp, Milan Wiggins of Bloomingdale,
W. H. Nelson of Bangor, A. M. Brown of
Columbia, E. P. Hill of Decatur, W. W.
Hodgo of Geneva, Nathan Thomas of Hart
ford. E. W. Cribbs of Hamilton. Chas. Dun
combe of Keeler, A. S. Haskin of Lawrenco,
W. J. Monteith of Pine Grove, J. U. John
son of South Haven, G. W. Cornish of Por
ter, and W. H. Adrianco of Waverly.
For state senatorial convention: J. Wilcox
of Arlington. Orango Stephens of Antwerp,
H. H. Howard of Blooniingdale. C.C.Phil
lips of Bangor, W. (). Packard of Covert.
A. McWilliams of Decatur, G.Mitchell of
Geneva, A. W. Haydou of Hamilton. John
lioscveltof Kdler, C. A. Partridge of Law
rence, A. B. Wildey of Paw Paw. Win. Cros
by of Pine Grove, (i. W. Hall of Porter,
C J. Monroe of South Haven and T. W.
Yallonn of Waverly.
For state convention : Silas Breed of Ar
lington, C. S. Adams of Antwerp. C. Killifer
of Bloomingdale, J. S. Cross of Bangor,
David Anderson of Columbia, li. A. Hood of
Covert, ). Caldwell of Decatur, L. S. Warre n
of Hartford. J. li. Durden of Keller. Ceo.
Conkliu of Lawrence, K. W. Noyes of Paw
Paw, D. Lambersou of Pino (J rove, A.I.Wei
din of Porter, Geo. Hannahs of South Ha
ven, and Israel White of Hamilton.
It being understood that Van Buren coun
ty was entitled tn an equal number of dele
gates m each of these conventions, it was
decided to elect fifteen instead of twelve, as
heretofore, and in case ft less number should
bo apportioned to tho county when tho con
ventions were called, tho surplus was to bo
dropped from tho delegates last elected.
Tho convention then expressed its approv
al of tho work of tho outgoing county com
mittee, the expression being taken by a rising
There being no further business the meet
IB1. DE3. WELLS;
127 a. Burdick St., Upjohn 331k.,
Give mo a call before purchasing else
where. Yours truly,
F. E. WELLS.
JAG. BENNETT - - RESTAURATEUR.
WARM MEALS AT ALL HOURS
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS EACH.
A full lino of tho finest end purest
WISES AND MOTORS
Always kept in Stock.
Tho best brands of
LAGER BEER ALE
constantly on draught.
West eido Kalamazoo St., 2d door north
of Main St., Paw Paw, Mich.
SHELDON & KUTCHINS.
fihclilon k Hiitchin wih to announce to the )u1
lie and ttiHr oll iatrotiH that they may 1 found
at the old ftand of O. H. P. KhrlJon, lirxt ilaee rant
of Central Mill, where they expert to keep in Ktork
a full line rf
- PLOWS -
- HAY RAKES
Alflo the JuMiy calibrated acknowledged rhamjionn
of the world, the
Mccormick harvesting tools .
and the manny mower,
All of which they expect to ell for the lowr nt caxh
SHELDON k Ill'TCIIIXS.
G. CM ITH Ci CO.--CLOTHING.
THEY ALL GO TO
i$ n a ti :s ;;;;;; ;j
E. SMITH & CO.'S
f a J : J ) 3 ) i
ft fa ft 'ft. ffo ft ft ft
Li t tt fcj t-i Lt fcj
AXOTIIKR CAR LOAD OF
LONG 15K1CK STORK.
The writer is strong in tluj belief,
and fully convinced in his own opin
ion, that tho assortment of Heady
Made Clothing now o He rod at the
Long liriclc Store is without excep
tion the best, the most desirable, and
the cheapest we have ever o lie red at
any previous period. Now all the
undersigned asks is the smallest com
pensation imaginable, and his never
tiring hand "will bo found alwavs
ready without riniiiLr the bell.
K. SMITH & CO.
C. E. CHAPPELL- - JEWELER.
CHAPPELL'S JEWELRY STORE
I have a full stock of
JEWELRY & FANCY GOODS.
Atfcnt for the UOCKFOltD, I I.I... UICK TRAIN
WATOI!i:s, WALT1IAM, r.I.OIX, SPKIXti
'Ii:Ll, and other AMKHICAN uud 1 OK
j;iGN Watchey, key nud fctcin winder.
Ladies' Gold Watches,
Oold andllo'lcd Mat (iurd and .crk Chains, Sol
id Gold, l'iain JJuiid and Sot Kind's Lockets,
Churruf, 1 1 ., in yreat v:in tj.
New and l'leai;t 1'at'i rn of
Rogers & Bros.' Silver Plated Ware!
CASTi:i;s. WATF.K I'lTCIIFIIS. CAK1 ItASKlITS
CA11D STANDS, TAIILF. KNIVKS, I'UUIih,
spoons, j:tc., inc., r.xc.
No xtr;i h.ir fur l-lnravinp. I rirn low ns
th'.' lowcMt, and quality I'uarjnU d a n I'lYHt ntod.
Cold, Silver and Steel Spectacles,
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE AND
G. E. CHAPPELL.
Scconil door east of Dyckman Ilouse.
E G. BUTLER - GROCERIEO.
I keep constantly on hand a Full
and Complete- stock of
Of all kinda which I will sell at
Crockery 4& Glassware
is now comploto of tho latost and
best pattorno, and is tho best
in tho market.
Of all varieties and brackets, nJ nn elegant
with decorated dome 6haden,vcry cheap.
. t . r .,.111
MY GliOCKUIKS aro ns good an any, and
n? cheap, at tho old reliablo Etand.
Storo on Kalamazoo St., Paw Paw
E G. BUTLER.
JAY CUMINQQ -
TO REDUCE OUR STOCK
We will make Extra Inducements to Buyers
THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.
Ili;S!S GOODS IJSVir.T3I.K2V'l
Hcst Dress (linghams at 8c;ts, - - . wcll worth
Fine Dress (iootls at 23cts, .... wei worth
All Wool Hunting at 12cts, - - . AVeli worth
wniTJO goods iioi.vitrr3n:ivx
Lace .Stripes at 6 cts, .... cheap at
Lace Stripes at 9 lets, - cheap at
Thirty-two inch Linen IVIiuio at 15cts, - - cheap at
Thirty-two inch Dotted .Swiss at 33cts, - - - cheap at
AND SO OX THROUGH EACH DEPARTMENT.
CONCESSIONS WILL BE GLADLY MADE ON ALL GOODS.
A o know trade will be quiet and oilVr this attraction to incre ase tho
desire ou the part of customers to make purchases when otherwise they
would not. First selections are alwavs the host.
You are Invited to liny
L. W. OSBORN
Sewing Machines, Window Cornices, Mirrors, Feathers,
At Very Lowest Prices.
futurokinS yU fr PaSt patroncic?e' 1 win try anti Pleaso you in tho
W. J. SELLICK--DRY GOODS,
"W. J. SELLICZ
OFFEKS SOME ItAltE INDUCEMENTS THIS WEEK TO 11UYEKS OF
FINE SUITS REDUCED LARGELY!
ODD COATS AT HALF VALUE!
MENS' WHITE VESTS FROM 10 CENTS UP!
Mens' Linen Pants from 25c up !
PARASOLS ALMOST GIVEN AWAY!
Mens' Straw Hats at New York Cost and Under!
LAWNS, M, I AND f
all otih:i: goods kquai.lv
LADIES' SLIPPERS AT COST AT
CENTRAL MILLS !
Continue to manufacture the beat RTaJcf of
Wheat and Buckwheat Flour
in the market.
Good machinery, lontf PirTirno and strict at
teution to IuihLuckh lias jriven tho Ontral Mill a
custom and local trade that I unftiin'S!.
Crista Promptly Ground. Publiopatron
JiT-Caoh paid for all kinds of Ornln.
DRY QOODO, ETC.
- - FURNITURE.
COOTS AND 3H0ES, ETC.
CENTS PER YARD !
CHKAI. come AXD SKK US!
Wo nro prepared to do
Trimming, Painting & Repairing.
All kinds of wood-work promptly
GARVIN & JOHNSON.
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