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THE COLLCCTION OF CITIES WITHIN CITIES. A Inscription by Dr. William Who Know More Tlii.ii Auy Other White Man About Hie Mysteries of the tjueen Cltjr- lilueae Would Lett m of Jjmn. VoUn Is a collection of cities within cities. Thre is the Tartar city In side the Chinese city. Then within the Tartar city Is the Imperial city and within the Imper.al city is tho Forbidden city, which no foreigner 13 allowed to enter. As a great conces sion the foreign Ambassadors have been received in a hall at the entrance of the Forbidden city. The Forbidden City. This Forbidden city U the most fas cinating and mysterious place in the world. It surpasses any conception of fairyland that has ever been put In print. It Is filled with stupendous palaces, marble bridges, walls of gold and silver, curious shrines and altars, gardens suspended in mid-air and all manner of strange and fantastic pro ductions of Chinese ingenuity accu mulated for countless centuries. General Yatabo. Or'frinntor of the Jap anese Secret Service. Dr. S. Wells Williams, who was Sec retary of the United States legation at Pekin, and is a famous Anglo-Chinese scholar, i credited with knowing more about this mysterious region of Pekin, sometimes known as "Heaven's Region" than any other man. While at the capital he won the confidence of a great many educated Chinese at a time when there was much less anti-foreign prejudice than there is now, and thus obtained an invaluable store of information. Tho lalrtre of lleiiveii Ascending a stairway and pasdn.s another gate one rcacht.- the Tranquil Palace of Heaven, in which is the imperial council chamber, and wherein candidates for oflice are presented to the sovereign. This is the richest, loftiest and mot magnTcnt of all the ranees. In a court bncath its walls U a small tower of g It copper i adorned with a grc.at number of statues. Iicyond thin building is the Palace of Karth's Repose, wii'ch ac commodates the imperial harem, su perintended by the Kiiipr.cs. Between this; palace and the north Avail of the Forbidden city are the gar dens appropriated for the use of the inmates of the harem the wives of the Kmperor, the eunuchs and other attendants. Thtae gardens are adorn ed with pavilions, temples and beau tiful groves of trees, interspersed with canals, fountains and other ornamen tal artifices. This walled Imperial precinct is a veritable city of the Arabian Nights, and Its truthful annals might com pose many a volume of fascinating and romantic interest. It is surrounded by a deep moat, and the eastern part ot it contains, among other buildings, the ofiices of the Cabinet and the treasury. North of these offices is the so-called Hall of Intense Thought, where peri odical sacrifices are made to Coiifuclua and other sages, and near by Is the Hall of the Literary Abyss in other words, the library which publishes from time to time a catalogue, which is an excellent synopsis of the best Chinese literature up to date. 1'Alacea and Temples. At the north end of the eastern di vision are numerous palaces and build ings occupied by Princes of the blood royal and their relatives and families. In this same quarter is a small tem ple, to which the Emperor and his family go to perforin their devotions before tablets commemorating their departed ancestors. Whenever he leaves or returns to his palace on tho first day of the year and on all other occasions of importance the Emperor goes through elaborate devotions in this hall. The European powers may find it necessary to desecrate this tem ple as a punishment for the present Chinese outrages, because an affront to the memory of his ancestors is tho greatest injury that a Chinaman can suffer. In the last Anglo-French war against the Chinese the allies dese crated the graves of the ancestors of the ruling Emperor, but the peculiar eituation of the present ruler may make a difference this time. The inclosure which surrounds tho Imperial palaces if called wang ching, and in an oblong rectangle about six miles in circuit, encompassed by a wall twenty feet high and having a jjate at each face. From the southern cat called the Tlen-an Manor Oato of Heavenly Rest, a broad avenue leads up to the kin ching, and before it, cutfide of the wall. Is an extensive Fpaco walled in and called the Gate or Great Purity, which no oneJs allowed to enter except on foot. On the right of the avenue within the wall Is a gateway leading to tho Tel Miao, or gate temple of the im perial ancestors, a large collection of biidings inclosed by a wall 3,000 feet itf circuit. It is the most honored of religious etructures next to the 'Jem- ; pl of Heaven, and contains tablets of ) Princes and meritorious ofilcJis lire , cerings. are prtseu ed betor. -it tab ; It ts ot deceased Emperors airl E:a ' presses and worship peiform.d at the ; end of the year by members? of the t imperial family to their departed an I cestcrs. Across the avenue from this i temple is a gateway leading to the Shie-Teih-Tan, or altar of the gods of land and grain. These were onginaily Kau Lung, a minister of public works, who flourished 2,500 years before Christ, and Hiatslh, a very remote ancestor of Chau Kung. Here the Emperor sacrifices in the ppring and autumn. He always has to sacrifice somewhere at least once a day. This altar consists of two stories, each five feet high, the upper one being fifty eight feet square. No other altar of the kind exists in the empire, and it would bo the highest kind of treason to build one like it. .The north, east, south and west al- tare arc respectively black, green, red and white and the top yellow. The ceremonies connected with this wor ship aro among the most ardent in China. I'rotprct Hill. On the north of the palace, sepa rated by a moat and surrounded by a wall more than a mile in circuit, is the King Shan, or prospect hill, an arti ficial mound nearly 100 feet high, and having five summits crowned with a3 many temples. Many of these show the neglect Into which public edifices soon fall. Another name for it is Mei Sham, or Coal hill, from a tradition that a quantity of coal was placed there as a supply in case of siege. From it a fine view ot the city is ob tainable. The western pan of this nurture is occupied by the Si ... u. o; e.-tcrn Park, which i the most U-auliTui place in tho city. An aiulL-ial lake more than a mile lo;,- and a furlong in breadth occupit il:c centre. Its wauts ;.re- eoeuu wiih liu b atiMful lotus. A ir.arLde i ridt- of niie audits cro.s.-es it, ai:d Ls banks aie shaded by groves of trees under which ;.rj well paved walks. It contains several buildings partly in or ovr the water, and a number of garden? and walk5, In and around which are small arti llcial h'.lls or rock work, supporting in a most wonderful manner groves of trees and parterres of llowers. This in a triumph of Chinese gardening. On the western side is the hall for examining military candidates, where the Emperor in person sees the candi dates, for the army exhibit their skill in equestrian archery and stone sling ing. Pekln, which is properly pronounced Peeching, according to Dr. Wihiams, has a population at the present time of somewhat less than 3,000,000. Its name means northern capital. The high walls surrounding it are compos ed mainly of earth dug from the en vironing moat, and are faced with brie k and stone. At intervals of sixty yards square towers project, and similar towers stand on cither side of each of the six teen gates, connected in front in every case by a semi-circular fort. Each gateway is surrounded by a woo Jen building several stories in height, with painted portholes for imaginary cm non. Gardens cf tho Imperial Talace, Pekin. Pekln has no manufactures and no trade in any proper sense. It i3 fed mainly by supplies from the south. m provinces and by flocks raised in li e northern part of China. The thoicus.i. farts leading across it from gito to gate are broad, unpaved avciiuti, i.oro than 100 feet wide. The due sir. els are lanes. The different characteristics of the Chinese is their intense hatred of the white man. Put Japan does not come in for a share of this hatred. She could pacify China and save her If tho other nations could give a clear field. Perhaps Japan will have opportunity after China has atoned for the mur dered ministers. She has studied iho Flowery Empire as carefully as Prus sia had etudled France before the Franco-Prussian war a study that icj to such quick and brilliant victory for the Teuton arms. Japan alone coa.d make such a stud. She alone has the mental, moral and physical equip ment. She Is the friend of China. She owes her art, her literature and her religion to China. Her educated men read Chinese more generally thau tdu. caled men abroad read Latin. For centuries the mind of the Japanese student hr.p followed in the train of Chinese thought. The code of Con fucius governs the Japane.-e houc o'd. There s therefore a sympathy netware, China and Japan Impossible bctweui Chlm and any otbr nation. It may seem odd at first thought that. China should like Japan, but she does like her, though Japan gave her puch a drubbing only a few year3 ago. Since that war she looks upon the Japanese as beloved cousins. She hates the white devils as keenly as ever, and Is as contemptuous of thmi as ever though that contempt is like ly soon to change but she Is ca-rtr for Japan's friendship. She fee's that Japan can teach her and she is wlhhig to learn from her, but she dreads tl;e European touch as the touch of a zep tlle. Japan is welcome. When three years ago China asked her to send over officers to teach in every depart ment Japan did so, and China Eent4C of her best young men to study In Ja pan in the various branches of the Im perial Administration. TO WINTER IN CHINA anx.rr.inr roicpAiiATioxs to that HM IX l'UOCillliSS. ATTrrrin op jaia. is iiErcn- ESCU TO HISSJAN 1M1010SAL,. cnixnsn anxiois to nbuotiatu l'liAC'Ii AT 0.CU. Washington, Sept IS. The passazo of tho day without an event bearing upon tho Chinese situation went to con firm tho prediction made last week by th oJIkials that there would be no im mediate important developments. Sev eral cable messages were exchanged and there were some consultations, notably between Acting Secretary Adtv and the Chinese and Japanese inlniatera unci the French charge, but these rere without visible result. The general lminvs,lon is that nothing can be done until the Chinese themselves have progressed further toward the restoration of the government at Pekln. Meanwhile the military preparations for a winter stay In China go on with out cessation; though the officials are careful to polut out that these are only precautionary measures and are not to be taken as an indication of a final determination on the part of the gov ernment. t'.iliN' Coiiit: ii iii mi 1 1 on. (Jon. ChaMc's ellsp;.tehes . how a c!r elded impioveiiient in the ruble c.;;,i munications ni.d notice having U a given to the state ej :ivt un nt that the new cable from Sliuiua.i to Cliefoo, comiectii.g at that p.aee with the Ta kue cable, has jut been completed, It it hoped that it t-oon will bt pos.-dblo to get messages through on the date of dispatch. Count Von Waldersee, who will com mand the ullied ai mies, is exported to arrive at Shuirghai next Wednesday or Thursday. There have been 4iio an nounce menu el his purposes, but it is expected tout these will develop as tho result of instructions which he will re' ceive o.i unhal. Although u military commander, it is the understanding among oiheials that lie probably will exert cciisiderablj eoniidence on the diplomatic situathui, as be is a diplo mat as well as a soldier. He was with the (Jenuany embassy at Paris before and utter the 1'ia.no- t-'erman war, and has hul wide experience in the diplomatic field. Attitude vt Jiimiiii. The Japanese minister, Mr. Taka Lara, had a coiitei ,kv wjth Acting Secretary Adeo yesterday concerning the status of Chinese affairs. .Japan's course has Imvii clearly defined in her answer to the; Uussian proposal. In this answer Japan announces her pur pose of withdrawing from Pekln all "Mil rlluous" forces, uml continuing there only such force (is is considered necessary. Just what number will con stitute this superfluous force does not appear, altliougli it is expected to be the bulk of the Japanese detachment now at Pekln. The efforts made by China to start peace negotiations have led to the suggestion that Marquis ito the distinguished Japanese statesman, represent that country in the negotia tions. A strong public sentiment has berti developed in Japan in his behalf, but he has expressed an unwillingness to accept the post, feeling that the con ditions do not require his services. It "was Count Ito who represented Japan in the negotiation with Li Hung Chang for the settlement of the Japan China war. AnxloiiN for IVnee. The desire of China to actually be gin the negotiations for peace was evi denced yesterday In a dispatch from Prince Chluff, deHveretl by Minister Wu to the state deicirtmeut. The dis patch was dated at Pekin Sept. i, and in it Prince Ching states that he has been clothed with full authority, aloug with Li Hung Chang, to negotiate for peace. He expresses a desire to pro cec'd In the matter, ami asks Minister Wu to submit a request to the Secre tary of State to send Instructions to Minister Conger to begin the negotia tions at once. It is probable that no Im mediate response to the request for In structions to Minister Conger can be given, as Prince Ching's request will have to be laid before the president and sulllclent time given to consider the question of his credentials, as well as the desirability of proceeding at once. Moreover, it Is likely that Min ister Conger's Judgment as to when tho actual negotiations should open will Im given to a considerable extent. Whether Prince Ching's request has been made to other powers as well as to the United States is not known here, but In view of the desire to have Mr. Conger proceed at once it Is prob-. able that the Chinese officials are ready to negotiate with the powers Individu ally, or with them as a whole, through the medium of a commission. BRIEF DISPATCHES. President McKlnley started for Washington at noon to-day to attend to some public business for several days and will return to Canton the lat ter part of the week. Tlie steamer Valencia arrived at Se attle1, Wash., from -Nome yesterday with a .irgv pxiwnpT list, and ifo'M, 000 In gild coin consigned by the trad ing comianju to two local banks.. Yesterday's statement of the treas ury balanciM in the gtnuTal fund, ex clusive of tt? $1CiO,01J(MMI Kold reserve in the division of reiVetuptioti. rfiows: Avidia A c-.iMx txUanevs, flTii.l'MVSM; gold, ?7:i,r.r7,uj:. At a n convention f Missouri Populists held at Kansas City yester day lesoluttoiM wore uxSrpted ImWs . Mtjr IcnocTAtic iatc ticket, "i-vrti ratlrmfo tbn; their vot.. Ing strength in Missouri It alxmt 10,. 000. THE SAME OLD STORY. Method of the Drnioomli Arc tb Smne'iui They Were a Cen tury Ak. The democrats who are casting epi thets at President McKlnley for up holding the authority of the United States in the Philippines, and who are trying to alarm the voters with the cry of "imperialism" and predicting- the destruction of the republic, might be reminded that they are hashing' over the same old story that was cast nt Mr. Jefferson when he purchased the Louisiana territory. He then met with the same difficul ties, and the calamltj nowlers then made the same predictions that are made now concerning1 the retention of the Philippines. History, however, has proven the fallacy of the ridiculous charges, and the American voters will not be fooled in November with old hash stories and bubble arguments. An extract from McMaster's "History of the People of the United States," is interesting (and we hope all dem ocrats will read it) in this regard, and shows how the opponents of Mr. Jefferson's policy regarded his expan sion ideas. McMaster says Jefferson's opopnents contended that "lletween the day when the United States should take possession (of Louisiana) nnd the day when con press should provide n temporary gov ernment some time mustnecessarily elapse. During this time the old form of government, based on the worst form of Spanish despotism, was to be continued. Jefferson was to take the place of King- Charles, and, with out even consulting' the senate, fill every place, from governor, intend nnt, alcalde, down to keeper of the public stores with creatures of his owr; it wa: , in short, to legalize on tiu oil of the- United States a govern neiu under which the people pos sessed no civil rights; nay, could be punished for even wishim to enjoy them." Don't this read like present-day democratic talk? MR. CLEVELAND'S EXAMPLE. The I. nut Deinooni t Ic I're-iMent Miotveil How the Coltl Stnntlnril Mlicht He Thro-rn Down. Regardless of the gold standard act, Mr. Pryan, as president, could order the treasury to pay the inter est on lxnds in silver, and thus force gold to a premium and start the coun try downward toward the silver basis. The gold standard act, while for bidding such action, provides no pen alty for disobedience. It is what lawyers call a law of imperfect obli gation one good enough in the hands of friends, but of no avail as against an enemy. Mr. Cleveland, the last democratic president, showed us how an executive of one party could deal with laws of this character, enacted by the other party. It was in allu sion to them and in explaining his practical nullification of them, that lie used his famous phrase, "innocu ous desuetude." These big words startled and puzzled the country, but they really meant only that cer tain republican laws were suspended or in a state of harmless disuse. They were laws, like this one of the gold standard, without a fixed penalty for violating, them. Mr. Cleveland pro posed, therefore, to let them remain unexecuted and he described this con dition with the big words, "innocuous desuetude;" and that is just the con dition in which Mr. 1'ryan would seek to leave the gold standard law. lie could easily reduce it to a condition of "desuetude," but it would be far from "innocuous." ' It would give the country a quick and energetic start down a steep and slippery descent. It would be very doubtful whether llryan himself could stop it after it was once fairly started. The panic and alarm of a change from the gold to a silver standard would be precip itated on the country at once and the gold standard law would be of no avail against it. The only eourse with such laws is to keep them in the hands of their friends. Million's will bo spont in politics this year. We can't keep the campaign go ing without money any more than we can keep tho body vigorous without food. Dyspeptics used to starve themselves. Now Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you eat and allows you v to eat all the good food you want. It radically cures stomach troubles. I 13. Long well. tf Chinese aro dangerous enemies, for they aro treacherous. That's whv all counterfeits of DoWitt's Witch liazel Salve are dangerous. They look like De Witt's, but instead of the all-healing witch hazel they all contain ingredients liable to irritate the skin and cause blood poisoning. For piles, injuries and skin diseases use the original and genu ine DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. K. 11. Longwell. tf David Chy, Nib., Arril 1, 1900. GtntMft Furt Fod Co., U Roy, N. i: Gentlemen: I must say in regard toGRAIN-O that there h nothing better or healthier. We have used it for Vears. My brother was great coffee drinker, lie was taken sick and the doctor said coffee was the cause of it, and told us to use CiKAIN'-O. We got a package but did not like it at first, but now we would not be without it. My brother bat been well ever since we began to use it. Yours truly, Little Sochor. Trill 1rna.ture i ou every box of the penulno Laxative Bromo-Quininc Tbiet the remedy that cures a cold In one daj ajiia lJ;e buiij 1? nine ah not I Dent ( uuuh fyrup. Tates eot lM n nniA, Niid m nrnyifi"!". The quicker you stop a cough or cold the less danger there will be of fatal lung trouble. One Minute Cough Cure is the only harmless remedy that gives immedi ate results. You will like it. K. 11. Long weli. tf llrrelvlna: More Wnirra. Vice l'rtsideut Foote, of the Illinois Steel company, . speaking of the dis tribution last week of $21S,000 to the G.000 employes of his company, It being the greatest pay day on record, said: "Four years ago our best common workmen were drawing only $1.20 a da, while now the lowest any laborer is receiving at the plant is $1.50 a day. Four years ago we employed less than half our present force of workmen." . "I had a running sore on my leg for 7 years;" writes Mrs. Jas. Forest of Chip pewa Falls, Wis., "and spent hundreds of dollars in trying to get it healed. Two boxes of Banner Salve entirely cured it. K. U. Longwell. m ax AGi:n YirrKiiAX. A Detroit Veteran Talks of the War uud the LetfHC)' It Left 111m. AVheu the Annual lieunion of the G. A. II. is held, Michigan is always well represented. Around the camp lires ot the encampment our boys tell of the hardships they have gone through and the listener who knows nothing of war will wonder how they lived to tell the tale. Few men, who followed old glory and escaped the fchot and shell, re turned home without some legacy as a constant reminder of their war davs. Our representative found Veteran O. P. IS'ewcomb, of Detroit, at his place of residence, No. 37 Second street. Mr. Xeweomb told him how the little con rjueror had rendered him invaluable service, lie gives his account here, and some words of advice tersely told, lie said: "A lake covering about two acres in extent, containing the dead bodies of 20 mules, is not tempting water to drink, but I was one of the many who drank it, and all of us would have done so if we had known there was death in every sw allow. This illustrates but one of the many hardships and privations passed through during the Civil War, and it is 110 wonder that Cm. A. 11. men suffer from aches and pains, the most prevalent of these being due to kidney disorders. I am pleased to note that a great marj' others who passed through as trying ordeals as I, have now learned how these troubles can be mitigated. When I say Doan's Kidney Tills will cure them I not only speak from ex perience, but from observation. To all old soldiers or anyone suffering from kidne complaint my advice is to try that remedy." Doan's Kidney Tills for sale by all dealers. Trice 50 cents. Mailed by Fos-ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, M. Y. Sole agents for the U. S. Temember the name Doan's and take no substitute. LEGAL NOTICITC. 1H AN3ERY SALE.-Iu ' -' irtu i m decree ot t he Cirri; ur.Mianpe and Lv cree ot the Lin nit Court for the County ,, Van Hur n, in Chai e rr. In the State of Mic'i!'.;.n. made kinl l:;tfl on t!ie 1 'tli day of .June, A. I'. l'.-, 111 a Crttill c-Ull-r th'Ttl.l peinlilitf, whrrHii Tle I'.iw S iviniM Jiunk, n t t p. ration iin.it r t 'ie I 'M f 31 i-hi t;nt, ,m rompl.-iifhiif, ai d Cora Nlmw i udu.iniMcatrix of the -::i'. ol 'rd L. N!ih- 1 veil!-, a, niii for lu r-!f and Maiy L. Shaw ami i mil) Vmw, U T.-u Ih tjTk ; Nti is L r -by Kiven, Ciat I t-hal! sell at public? auction, in H e likmt bSM.-r, at the front da.r of tlieconrl hoiie, iu the ill. of I'nw l'aw. County of Van r..ir-'n and State of Michigan, ald court hous- l niur the place f,,r hollm the Circuit Court in and for . iid county) ou Monday, the -I'M h day cf OctoUr, A. I). 1 '.'( ), at teu o'clock in the forenoon of aid day, all, or mi much thereof a may be neet- parj to raiwe the amount due to the !ild complain ant for principal, Intercut and cot in mid cuump, of the following dcHcribed muN and premises, viz: The north rtxty 8'Ti s of the ovith-went 'juaHer of section two uty-two, and the north forty acre of the Honth-eaNt quarter of nectiou twenty-one, towu two Hotith, range fourteen wcm, iu the County of Van Ilureu and state of Michigan. Dated, l'aw l'aw, Mich., September 14, A. P. I'M). DAVID ANDKKSON. Circuit Court Cnmuiissloucr iu and for Vau lluren County, Michigan. (7,U7o79 A. Lynn Fkke, Solicitor for Complainant. PRORATE ORDER.-state of 3Ilchigan 1 County of Van Duren ss. At a session of the probate court for therountyof Vau Uureu, boldeu at the probate oflice, lu the 11 lae of l'aw Paw, on Tuesday, he 4th day of September, in the year one thousand nine hundred : Present, James II. Johnson, Jude of Probate. In the matter of the estate of ICoy W. Sage, minor. Ou reading and filing the petition, duly verified, of It. L. Sage, guardian of said minor, pray ing for reasoua therein stated that he may be au thorized, emjowered and liceused to sell the real es tate theretu described. Thereupon it is orderedthat Monday, the 8'hday of ectoler, 1900, at ten o'clock iu the forenoon, be asalgned for the hearing nf aaid petition, and all persons Interested in said estate are required to ap pear at a session of said court, then to be holdeu at the probate office, la thevillage of Paw Paw, and show cause, If any there be, why the prayer of the petitioner should uot be granted. And It is further ordered, That said petitioner give notice to the persons interested lu said estate of the pendency of said petition, and the hearing thereof, by causing a copy of this order to be pub lished iu the True Northerner, a newspaper printed and circulating In said couuty of an Uureu, for three successive weeks atleast previous to said lay Of hearing. J372t4o7j JAMES II. JOHNSON. Judife of Probate. VILLAGE NOTICE-Notirc i hereby itivt 11 bv the village council of the village of Paw Paw in the county of Van Htiren and state of Michigan, by its r.lti k, that application by peti tion will be made to the board of supervisors of said county of Van Puren at the court bouse in said village on the nth day of October, A, D. 1900, at one o'clock in the .ifternoon, for anorder ex tending the boundary lines of said village so as to embrace within the territorial limits of said vil lage the following pieces or parcels of land lying contiguous and adjoining thereto, viz; On the north of said village, the north half Pi I of the north-eat f '4 ouarter of section twelve Hi- the south halt f!jj ot the south-east quarter l'4j of section one fil the south-east quarter of the south-west quarter f 4 1 of section one (il, ly ing and being east of the Paw Paw river, and the north-east quarter '4 of the north-west quarter 4 of section twelve (11) lying and being east of the Paw Paw river. On the west, the south-west quarter ) of the north-east quarter fil of section rlevenit the north-west quarter of the south-east quarter 4 of section eleven ft 1, and the west half 11 of the north-east quarter (?4) of section fourteen 1 14 1- On the south, the south-east quarter 'U') of the north-east quarter (l4) of section fourteen ful, and the south half 14) of the north (li) of section thirteen !n I, all in town three I31 south, of range fourteen 414! west. And on the east by the south-west fractional quar ter (') of section seven 7 in town three south, of range thirteen i 1 3 1 west, all in said county and state. Any person or persons interested in any of the forgoing described piece or pieces of land are hereby notified to be present at the time and place aforesaid and show cause if he or they can why tho praver of the said petitioner should not be granted. This notice i given in pursuance to a resolution passed by said council on the nth day of September, 1900. VM. It. MASON. 73tj Villate Clerk. LEGAL NOTICES. pnonATE onoER for HEAmrja 1 FINAL ACCOUNT.-ut ut nu-hignu, (Jouuty ot Vu Durru frobte Court for mU county. At a h1oo of the probate court for county, lit-M at the probate ortlce, lu th villas of fi law, 011 Friday, the 3Jt day of August, In tu year of our Lord one thousand uiu hundred. I'WNfut, Jauiea II. Johuaon, Judff of Probate. 1 uthe matter of the eatate of Adeline NU Iiola, defeat) tl. W. K. Wilder, administrator of aald eatate, cornea luto court and rejTraeuta that be ta now jre- ared to rt uder hla flual account as auch aduuu ttrator, and filea the aaiur. Thereuiou it la ordertnl, that Monday, the lat day of OrloUr lie it, at teu o'clock lu the foreuoou, be aiKiied for exaiululnn ami allowing auch ac count, aud that the helm at law of mM deceased, and all other peraoua Interested lu aald eatate, are required to appear at a aenaion of aald court, theu to b- holdcu at the robate office lu the village of l'aw l'aw lu aald county, and abow cui, If any there b-, h) llie aaid account abouid uot be alloued. And It u further ordered, that aaid adiuluinttator fflve notice to the ieroiia lutereated lu aald e!at of the pendency of aald account and the bearing thereof, by cauwiin a copy of thia order to be published iu the True Northerner, a newipaper printed and circulating lu aald county, three anc cenfuve weeks at leaat previoua to aaid day of hearing. JAMES II. JOHNSON, ?iMo7Al J udee of Probate. BANK STATEMENT CEPOBT OF TUE CONDITION OF THE PAW PAW SAVINGS BANK At Paw Paw, Mlchlgau, at the cloae of biiHinena Septembers, l'joo, as made to the CominhMioner of the Itaukiutf Department. BtXOUUCES. Loan and dincouuts f.i.ttU 07 UondM, luorttfatftK and securities ........ 4.VH9 17 Lx)eiiae8 and taxes 749 45 Overdrafts 1.377 2J Furniture and fixtures 3.(N)5 37 Other real estate '. 3,07 79 Due from bauks iu reserve cities $14.C27 4C U.S. and National liauk Currency 4.M5 00 Gold coin atiO m Silver coin ti7S M Nickels and cents Cu 71 22,20 C7 Checks, rush items, internal revenue account i'JH 11 Total LlAlilLITlth. Capital htock paid iu Surplus fund.. I'mUvideil protlts ..f 113,202 65 .. tH),(nt) 00 ;is t) 709 C5 Commercial deioits. .. eu-rtiiicatt-s of deposit .. ...ri!i,UAi 62 7,726 101.H92 W) Total 1143,202 63 State of Michigan, County of Vau P.uren, ss; I, Johu W. Tree, cuhicr of the alxjve namel bat;k, do soltmidy swear that the above statement is true to the bent of my knowledge and belief. JOHN W. I ICLE, Cashier. Subscribed and fworu to before me this lath day of September, 1!mi. J. U. SHOWLIIMAN, Notary I'ubhc. Cobukct Attest: W. J. SKLLICK, ) F. W. SKLLICK, -Directors. LINCOLN II. TITUS. I ORDER FOR HEARING FINAL AC COUNT. Mateof MichiKan, Count of Van lJuren km. Probate Court for said county. At a eesKion of the Probate Court for aid couuty lull at the Probate Oilice, in the village of Paw Paw, on Thursday, the -.Nth day of September, in the year oi cur Lord, one thousand nine hundred. Present, J ames 11. Johnsou, JudKe ot probate. Iu the matter of the estate of William Ilrewer, deceased. Kcbecca Drewer, executrix of said estate, comes into court and repreeL.ts that sh5 Is now pre pared to render her flual account as such execu trix and flies the same, Thereuj-ou it is ordered that Monday, the 15tu day of October next, at ten o'clock in ttje foreuoou be assured for examining aud allowing such account and that the heirs at law of said d ceased, and al " other persons interested iu said estate, are required to appear at a sensiou of said Court, theu to be hidden at the Probate office in the village of Paw Paw iu said County, and show cause, if any there be why the said account should not be allowed: And it i further ordered, that said executrix give notice to the persons Interested in said estate o. the jendency of said account, and the hearing thereof, by causing a copy of this order to be pub-l!.-hed iii the True Northerner, a newspaper priuted and circulating in said couutv, three successive weeks at least previous to said dav of hearing. JAMKS 11. JOHNSON. (7lt4o77J Judge of Probate. 1 0RTGAGE SALE. Default having i a meu made m tij- conditions of a cer tain mortgage made by Wiiliutii KUJffer and Lrnma Killeter, hia wife of Pa Paw, Vau Danu couuty, .taie of MichiKau, to Ilattie O. McCalmout of Frank lin, Venango county, state of 1'eniisylvauia, dated the U:td d.iy of No ember, A. D. 1M, and recorded in the oflice of the rebMstr of deflator the county of Vau Durcu and state of Michigan ou the 27th day of November, A. D. Uhh, in liber :t7 of mortgages, ou page 6.'2, ou which nioitgage there is claimed to be due at the date of this notice the sum ot twelve hundred sixty-seven dollars and fifty-four cents (jl,-'io..4. and no suit or proceedings at law having been iustituted V recover the moneys secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power of sale con tained lu aaid mortgage, and the statute lu such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on Saturday, the loth day of November, A. D. laoO, at teu o'clock in tue foreuoou, I shall stll a t pubbo auctlou to the highest bidder, at the front door of the court house, iu the illago of Paw Paw (that be ing the place where the circuit court for said county of Vau Ilureu is held,) the premises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the amount due 011 said mortgage, with seven It cent Interest, and all legal costs provided by law aud as covenanted for therein, the premises be ing described lu said mortgage as follows, to-wit : That certain piece or parcel of land lying, situated aud being in the township of Dloomlugdale, county of Vau Uureu and state of Michigan aud particularly described as follows, to-w it: The uorth one-half (4) of the south one hundred and seven (107) acres of the north-east qiiarter()4) of section twenty (20), town ship one (1) south, of range fourteen (14) west. Dated August 10, 1!M). 1 1IATTIE O. McCALMONT, Osuobn, Mills & Master, Mobtaqee. Attorneys foi Mortgagee.' (eytl3ol f ORTQACE SALE. Default having 1 teeu made lu the conditions of a cer tain indenture, of mortgage bearing date the 6th day of February, A. 1). Ifftt", made, executed aud de livered by Kose Christopher of the towuship of Almeua. county of Vau li ireu, state of Michigan, to Asa Spark of the towuship of Oshtemo, couuty of Kalamazoo, state of Mlchlgau. which mortgage was duly recorded lu the otnee of the register of deeds lor the county of Vau Ituren, state of Mlchlgau, ou the asth day of April, A. D. 1?.7, at 11 o'clock a. tu tu liher 57 of mortgages ou pav'e fill, aud which said mortgage was afterwards, on the ICth day of July, A. D. Pkj, duly assign ed, trauaf erred and deliered by said Asa Spark to Oeorsc A. Spaik or the township of Oshtemo, county of Kalamazoo and stale of Mich-ip-an, ami which said assignment was duly recorded iii the office of said register of deed for said Van Dureu couuty on the 11th day of August, A. D. P.M), at 4 :'2T o'clock p. iu. iu liber Cfi ot mortgages on page I5. and no proceedings al laworlu equity hav ing beeii instituted by any person to recover the mon eys secured by and remaiulug unpaid on said mort gage, nor any part thereof, and upon which said mortgage there is claimed to be due to the said Cleorge A. SparK, at the date of this notice, for tuterest money unpaid, according to the terms of said tnort gige, the sum of fifty four aud 60-100 dollars, to gether with an attoruey'a fee of fifteen dollars cov enanted in said mortgage to be paid should any pro ceedings l taken to foreclose the same. Now, therefore, notice is hereby given, that by vir tue ot the powtr of sale In said mortgage contained aud In pursuance of the statute lu such case made aud provided, the land and premises described in said moi tgage, or so much thereof as may be necessary' to satisfy the amount due ou said mortgage, Including Interest thercou. expenses of tula sale, aud aid attorney's fee of fifteen dollars, will h sold at public auction to the highest bid der at the front door of the court house In tin.1--. Village of paw Paw. In auM V court house Inaug the place of holding the circuit ivuit.ui mm iuuuij ; uu nmiuruay, me liin aay 01 November. A. D. li). at the hour nf ten n'nlnrk In the forenoon of aald day. Said sale will be made BuojHct to the principal sum of said mortgage, to wn : Seven hundred and twenty-five dollars, yet to become due on said mortgage aud the Interest to be come due thereon. The lands and premises herein and hereby adver tised to be sold are described In said mortgage as all those certain pieces or parcels of land situated in the towuship of Almena, county of Van Imreu and state of Michigan, and described as follows, to-w if. The west thirty (30) acres of the south-east quarter ) of the south-east quarter 4) ud the south ten (10) acres of the norin-east frac tional quarter () of the north-east fractional quarter (i) or section six (), town two (2 south, ran ye thirteen (13) west. Dated this 1Mb dsy or Angnst, A ).!(. OEOP.OK A. SPA11K, MosTOAOtcUy Aslgnment. O. W. ItoWLAKI, Attorney for Cisrtgsgee, tftlSoSl Duslnest addresa, paw Taw, Michigan.