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Published Every Wodnosday. TAW PAW. MICHIGAN, AUG. M, 1887. Calvin'b resolution Las relegated the ob noxious Glenn bill into oblivion. It is rather hard on poor Lo that he is compelled to learn the English language be fore he can read tho story of the cross. Oun illustrious president has the advan tage of all onr statesmen, inasmuch as a western tour will have for him all the novelty of a school-boy's first trip to the city. It is just possible that, before it is completed, he may awake to a realizing sense that quite a potion of this great republic lies outside the limits of New York state. Somk of our democratic friends are be moaning that the president will not be able to attend all the banquot.i and receptions that may be tendered him, as ho swings around the circle. There is no call to weep over this matter, gentlemen, for, if he finds the de mands upon his time too numerous, ho can easily send Mrs. Cleveland in his place, and the people will be just as wt ll satisfied. The reform democracy of Maryland has become so disgusted with the Cleveland Gorman combination, as to pledge its support to the entiro ticket recently presented by the republican state convention held at Haiti more. If this pledge is fulfilled, and tho reformers seem to be terribly in earnest, the republicans will carry tho state by a rousing majority, and Guover's pet gang of ballot box staffers and funny-workers will be con signed to tho things of the past. It was a matter for congratulation when, owing to tho untiring efforts of Hon. J. S. Cross of Uangor, the bill against graveyard insurance known as the Cross bill, became a law. But, as with all now laws, many at tempts will be made to evade it, and to carry on the old business under a new name. Already attempts are being made to get old policy-holders of these defunct concerns in this state, interested in similar institutions outside ; but Col. Henkt S. IUtmond, state commissioner of insurance, has given these parties due warning that ho will do all in his power to enforce the law, so that, if their agents dare to enter our borders to ply their nefarious calling, they will be summarily dealt with. Why not license tho boodler? Is he not devising how to take caro of other people's money? Is he not public spirited? For a short time past he has been subject to unfa vorable comment by the press and uninvited calls by the sheriff; now why not license him? high license, of course. Then with this indorsement and certificate of character in his pocket, ho will be freed Troin all that doth now annoy and can swing out from his place of business, in gilt letters: "Jacob McSwindler tt Co., Itoodlers; fat offices fur nished, contracts for public work, etc., let to the highest bidder; reference Siuur, Mc Garksle & Co." Would not licensing the boodler be as consistent as licensing him whose business card reads thus? "John Duinkumi-ook it Co., Dealers in fine wines and liquors; farms, houses and shops will be taken in part payment for drunks, gambling, lighting, etc., as may suit customers. N. It. Special favors shown young men and boys who do not as yet drink." A reliable statement of the entire num ber of victims to railway accidents in tho I'nited States during the past six months alone, would mako a horrifying summary, and one which no ouo would caro to read on the evo of a journey. But, somehow, the railway companies have a way of hushing up theso unpleasant affairs, so that a collision in which but ten or a dozen are killed, will bo reported in tho papers tho nest day as a "slight accident.'' Sometimes, however, tho results arc so frightful as to defy any hushing process, as in the terrible Chatsworth disas ter; but even then the sympathetic coroner's jury will carefully leave tho company's name out of tho verdict and decide that the bridgo was " fired from fires left burning." Judging from our standpoint, it would seem a matter for the severest censure that a road be con ducted so carelessly as to make it possible for fires to be "left" and not discovered, when such negligence was endangering the lives of scores of human beings. How-bo-it, since wo have never been president of any railway company, wo aro possibly too strin gent in our ideas of the duties and responsi bilities of such corporation?. Mimi has been said and thought upon tho puzzling problem of prison labor. The two leading questions aro what is best tor the convict, and what is best for outside labor? It is a recognized fact that our convicts must be employed in some way, both for their own good and to provide for their maintenance; and yet the contract system so largely in vogue at present seems scarcely to meet tho exigency, since it is in direct competition with the free and honest lalor of tho general market. For this reason Carroll D. Vu'rioiit, who has spent much timo in investigating this matter, in his recent report to tho inter ior department, says that, on the whole, he is in favor of tho stato account system. Under this method tho stAte puts iu tho machinery, furnishes tho raw material, pays for 8ujerin tendenco and construction, and sells for whatever price it can get. As ower machin- ry is to bo dispensed with, tho prisoners can iu this way be kept employed and taught some useful trade, while tho competition with outsido labor will be greatly reduced. Though this system will bo much less profit able in a pecuniary Fenso than that now in use, yet it has so much in its favor that sen sible old Massachusetts has decided to adopt it this fall, and we predict that she will not be without followers. TnE ludicrous attitude and lugubrious waila of Georoe William Curtis and other leading mugwumps, that they cannot stand it any longer in tho democratic- camp, thus an nouncing their intention to .withdraw, re minds us of a capital story told of a venera ble New Yorker who recently advertised, asking any ono who wished to go to Kurope under pleasaut auspices to apply to him, and giving his address. This advertisement was seen late ono night by a young man who had been dining freely. He cogitated awhilo and then told tho club porter to call a cab, into which porter and cabby hoisted him. He told the man to drivo to the address given in the advertisement. Arrived there ho was assisted to the sidewalk, and with much dig nity ordered tho cabby to practice on the knocker of tho old fashioned residence. Tho advertiser stuck his venerable head out of the window and howled, " What do you mean by waking me up at this hour?" "Come V ansher 'vertishment." 4i Well, sir, what have you to say?' 4' That's orri. I've come to shay, Verry shorry, but I can't go wi' you.' Goo'ui." Iteuews Her Youth. Mrs. Hicube Chosley, Peterson, Clay Co., Iowa, tells the following remarkable story, the truth of which is vouched for by the res idents of the town: "I am 73 years old, have boon troubled with kidney complaint and lameness for many years; could not dress myself without help. Now I am free from all pain and soreness and am able to do all my own housework. I owo my thanks to Electric Bitters for having renewed my youth, and removed completely all disease and pain." Try a bottle, only f0c, at Covert fc Bar tram's Dreg Store. E G. BUTLER - - GROCERIES. P.awPaw, May 2d, 1S87. TRADE BOOMING! So is the Town! Store all Painted New! CALL AND SEE. E G. BUTLER. C. E. CHAPPELL- - JEWELER. CHAPPELL'S Jewelry and Book Store TWO DOOKS KAST OF THE DYCKMAN HOUSE, PAW PAW, MICHIGAN WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SILVER & PLATED WARE. American Watches, Of all the best Manufactures in Gold, Silver Filled, or Nickel Cases. Ladies' God and Chatelaine Watches, Trices guaranteed r.s Low as any. REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE AND WARRANTED BOOKS I Stationery & Siiicol Supplies New and Second Hand School Books. NEWS DEPOT! Subscriptions received for all leading papers and publications at club rates. G. E. CHAPPELL. Life Size Crayon. Portrait 12 Cabinets and Panel, 12 Cabinets & I Panel, 02 Guaranteed to be n jrood ns the tet t anr price. HARTLEY'S STUDIO, 300 West Madison Street, CHICACO. k.vst &ti!io in th UrU ! f loudf pj Cood m Humblae? - - . - YtJ yji' ROUQHTON'G no CASES 110 OF BOOTSHSHOES! The first fall shipment of 110 eases of Boots and Shoes have just been opened at Broughton's Big Shoe Store. This lot includes, besides many staple styles, a number of Novelties that will not be found elsewhere. Among the latter are our Ladies' Waukenphast Shoe, our Ladies' High Button Boots, a complete line of the Famous Gray Bro's Fine Shoe, in every size, and the best 82.00 Woman's Shoe in America. Our Men's Boots' at $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00, are Eye Openers, at BROUGHTON'S BIG SHOE STORE C. F. YOUNG DRUGS, EXAMINE THE WE OFFER 1600 Rolls white back 680 " Best Q'lity MIXED PAINTS, $1.10 PER GALLON. 10 lbs. Confectioner's "A" Sugar for $1.00 15 " Fine Granulated " " $1.00 17 " White Extra "C" " " $1.00 19 " Yellow " " $1.00 M-WasUoari, Lmis and Ivory Soap, Five Bus for Twenty-Five Cents. Drugs, Groceries, Glass Ware, Crockery and Wall Paper at 'rices below Competition. Saturday we will sell 3 lbs Diiik'OiiiIhn Stcunis c C'o'n. Old Stitml. C- IF1. -STOTTIfcTGh. TWO OTOREO. GROCERIES, ETC. FOLLOWING THIS WEEK: wall paper. 9c Eoll Gilt " . 18c 45 cent Jap, lea for $1,00, OARTRAM & MILLINQTON NOW THAT WE HAVE A GOOD TIME TO UNION TO BE Paw Paw, Sept. meait"wh:ilb, BARTRAM & MILLINGT0N ARB IN THE FIELD WITH LOW PRICES ON The Old Reliable Mason Fruit Jar FOR THE LATE FRUITS. Pints $1.10 per doz., Quarts $i20 per doz., Two Quarts $1.40 per doz. WE ARE ALSO HEADQUARTERS FOR GAS'L DON'T FORGET IT. STILL CONTINUING AT THK FRONT WITH A FULL LINE OF Drugs, Groceries, Paints, Etc. COME UP AND HAVE SOME. BARTRAM & C. R. AVERY- nVCTJST GO I Necessity compels us to mako this sacriflco in order to mako room for our FALL AND WINTER STOCK. Wo mean all classes of SUMMER GOODS, such as Summer Silks, Lawns, Batiste, Parasols, Etc., Which will bo sold for LESS THAN COST, not 10 per cent, abovo. A visit to our store will convinco you of tho truthfulness of this. Wo havo bargains for all, both rich and poor, And an early visit will convinco you sure. SPECIAL. That immense line of Plushes & Velvets arc ready for Inspection. ALL KINDS OF Joo AT THIS SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO L. V. 08Q0RN FURNITURE! Sewing Machines, Window Cornices, Mirrors, Feathers, PICTURE FRAMES At Very Lowest Prices. Thanking you for past patronage, I will try and pleaso you in tho futuro. L. W. OSBOBK - DRUQS, GROCERIES. ETC. HAD A NICE RAIN IT IS PREPARE FOR THE HELD AT 28, 29 and 30. INE MILLINCTON. - DRY GOODS. CI. It. AVEItY. OFFICE. DRIEF AND PAMPHLET VCRK. - - FURNITURE.