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or TH MICH1CAN MINING SCHO0L1 VOL. X. L'ANSE, L. S., MICH;, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 22. 1890. NO. 47. SENTEKfELo ; TOI. L. MASON. ATTORNEY and COUN- ' SELLOR-AT-LAW. LLOYD HOUSE JOHN B. THOMAS. Pbop.- A FIRST CLASS LIVERY. -la connection. Regular stages to Pequam .HtoAioAR, Uooghton. DM6AN HININ& SCHOOL A. State School of Surveying, Mining Xleotrical and " Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chroistrv, Ore Irewing, Miner alogy Petrography, Geology, Drafting, Machine Design, etc. Tuition free. For catalogues ana information adrircMi - . SC. K. Wamwobth, A. M., Ph. D.. Director. MOUNTAIN DEW , HOUSE. JDSNRV U.HOLLLISTEE. PROP THE BEST WINES LIQUORS AND "' CIGARS. "" BARAGA, men. HdinLLIN asd GIBABB BARAGA LIVERY. Single or Doable Bigs with or ' without Driver. Fishing or Hunting Parties furnished with oompetant guides. .": ' We keep nothing bnt good horses and wagons and give good attention to our patrons. MoMULLEN & GIRARD BARBER SHOP! ' ooooooooooooo For a good clenn Shave or a Sty'.ish Ilalr-cut, go tom , ooooooooooooo ' FRED . SCHWALM , " BARAGA, MICHIGAN. ' OPPOBITB MO OBATH'R. Uiust Ter, . CHOICE WDlBJJpRM CIGARS, Imported Culmbaeh and Muenchener Beer, Uninncsa'a 8Uat. Baas' Pale Ale. W. H. VeBrayer Wbhkles, Martell'a Cognac, J)e aturpefs Oin, Sherry, Port Wine, ; Imported and Donieatlo Cigars and Smokers' Supplies. MXIN TI L'RNBS, KtOH. U. P, Dlanltonliorn L'ANSS and BARAO '".' o o e o o o 9 o o o.o o o Choice Fresh, Salted and ; Smoked Meats.! Lari, Pesltry, Fish, TegeUMes an ,.' mixes. . ' 0TC7Z23fc GAME IN SEASON : BEAMS W Homesteads and Polities. , The democrats, Mr. Dickinson espec ially hare posed as "the friends of the homesteader" and hare made votes bjr the trick. . It is a trick merely, however. The genuine homesteader, the man (or woman) who goes upon publio lands to make a home, has nothing bat friends, in any party. - The bogus homesteader, who "jump" another man's land to get an iron mine without the cost and labor of searching and exploring does not do serve any friends and has none among honest men ; Mr. Dickinson is no more his friend than is Frank Stockbridge. Genuine homesteaders are not bringing their business matters into polities or wanting the friendship of political lead ers; what they want, apd all they, want is what the law of congress assures theut, and that they oan have without any help from , Mr, Dickinson the officers of the law, from those at Mar quette to, the Secretary of the Interior, are appointed and commissioned to see that they get it. Let's talk sense about the "homestead" business. ' Three men can't have just title to the same piece of land though two of them may be Home steaders." Iron Port. , . Reduced to its simplest terms Iron Port's statement means this: If one takes a piece ol land that nobody ."else wants he is an honest homesteader and has friends, although (for obvious rea sons) he does not need them, in all par ties; if he attempts to get lands that somebody else wants that are on justly withheld from the publio through the unlawful claims of scrip owners,' rail road ' and canal companies, he is dis honest and has no friends in the repub lican party and deserves none in ' the demooratio party, and the pretended friendship of the democrats for such is a mere trick to catch votes. ' This position is untenable, utterly unworthy of each an able exponent of good morals and sound republican doc trine as is tue Iron Port, and an insult, none the less pungent for its gratuity, to every homesteader on forfeited rail road or indemnity lands in the United States. It hat come to a pretty pass when a homesteader's honesty is to be measured in an inverse ratio to corpor ate greed. :',"'' ',.. ' ''.- , Iron Port must admit, and so most every reasonable .person,, that large bodies of lands have been unjustly with held from the publio through the un lawful claims of railroad, canal and wagon road companies; and that politi cal action was necoessary to . restore them has been recognized by all polit ical parties as shown by their platform declarations calling for forfeiture and restoration. It is in the execution of these promises, rather than the mak ing of them, that the homesteader finds his friends in the democratic ranks. The average voter looks to substantial results rather than fine philosophy . and fair promises as a guide in .casting his ballot. We would therefore advise the republican party to waste no time in de fending its past record ; it will be better employed In making a new one worthy of its name.;' The idea expressed in Iron Port that the officers of tie department, from those at Marquette to the secretary of the interior, are appointed and commis sioned to deal out even handed justice without aid or influence , from party leaders is very fine in theory, bat in practice it doesnt work that way. Tuo following letter, written by an attorney in Washington, to his client here will illustrate this point in stronger language than we can employ: Washington, D. 0.,'Oct. 23; 1890. Sib: How does it come . that your senator (tookbriIge) Is interfering in the M., L. & L case in behalf of the company? We bad it all arranged in the department of justice, here, for the injunction ease to go on to lodgement, bat Stockbridge went to Heeretary Noble and persuaded him, without any notice to u, to send a letter to the at torney general asking him to have the case continued and we understand it has been oontinoed to Nov. 28. Cant you call off your seanator 7 It certain! r seems to us that it is bad poliny for him right on the eve of election, to take this action adverse to the interests of so many substantial voters . in the Upper Peninsula. . :, : .. .-o. ; Thus are the wheels of justice block ed through the influence of a republican senator. If such a strong ' company, with its array of eminent legal counsel at hand,' finds it desirable to employ the influence of a party leader, how much more does the poor homesteader need a strong friend at eonrt. , In making and administering ' laws political parties are goverened by poli cies more or leas clearly defined by party declarations or oQoial acts We assert as a fact that in legislation pertaining to the restoration of publio Unds the democrats have steadily ad- voce. tad the titU of the people while the reputlidts tave as sturdily defend ed lis csrporxClcri j at J in the admin ttrtllca cf C.3 Uad laws the same in fluences are encountered. Take for in stance the indemnity lands of the M., H. & O. . railroad company. These lands hsd been held in a state ot reser vation for sixteen years after the grant was forfeited by the express terms of the granting act. . The advent of a dem ocratic administration threw down ,the barriers thatjhad been erected around these lands and opened them up to the people. Take the scrip coses for anoth er illustration of the policy of the two parties. A syndicate ot Detroit bank ers and capitalists purchased contrary to law, aeveral thousand acres of sold ier's additional homestead scrip ' and located it upon the most valuable por tions of these indemnity lands, while yet in a state of reservation and not sub ject to entry of any kind. ' The applica tions of these sorippers were very pro perly rejected by, the register ' and receiver - and , appeals taken to the commissioner. While there, pending Secretary Lamar ordered the lands opened to settlement August 15, ' 1887, and to entry October 10 following thaa giving actual settlers the precedence (and every properly, too) over any other class of entrymen. This policy , was well understood during Cleveland's ad. ministration, and clearly defined in an official letter from Acting Commissioner Anderson to Charles Line, secretary of the homesteader's union, in which he stated that an application made ' for lands not subject to entry conferred no rights on the applicant and was no bar to a subsequent application for the same land after ' it became ' subject to entry; that the earliest date at which the scrip applications oould affect these lands was Oct. 10, 1887, and that any settlers who had gone upon them prior to that date and had complied with the settlement laws would undoubtedly have the prior right of entry. Acting Commissioner Stone, republican, rever ses this policy in the Cameron case, turns the settler ' out and awards the lands to the Detroit bankers.' It is un necessary to multiply oases to show the attitude of the two parties. Genuine homesteaders, as Iron Port says, are not bringing their business matters into politioes; they simply dis cover the attitude of the two parties on questions affecting their interest and vote oordingly. Whether - they are want ing the friendship of political leaders de pends largely upon whether their rights are disputed by powerful companies or syndicates. Tee, let's talk sense, Bro. Tan Duser : and the sooner you get at it the better for your party. Origin of -Eli." The St. Louis Chronicle says: "The nation's by-word, 'Get there, Eli,' origi nated at Chillicothe, Mo., during a horse race over twenty years ago. The horse named 'Eli' belonged to a man named ' Fuller. Another man named Armstrong induced Fuller to go into .a deil, whereby Armstrong's horse was to win, Armstrong then turned around and made anothor deal with another horseman which was intended to beat Fuller. The race was a mile and a half dash, and three horses started to gether, but when the first mile was made, Fuller saw the change affairs had taken, and. wild with rage, h rushed into the quarter stretch and waving "his old whitehat, shouted, "Get there Eli." The rider saw something had oooured, gave 'Eli' the rein and he won .the race. Hence the expression, 'Get there Eli.' Eli died lat year, full of years and honors, on Mr. Fuller's farm in Linn connty. .1 '.!.. Y. ': . The Detroit Kirmess. :' Special rates on all railroads are pro mised to those desiring to go to Detroit to attend the Kirmess, which is the great social event in the near fatnre in that city. ' All the leading' social ladies are participating in its; preparation. which will include, as one of its most attractive features, the dances of twelve different countries, by young ladies in the costumes of these countries. '. The Kirmfss will open at the Detroit Rink on Monday evening, December 8th, and will be continued each afternoon (4 p. m.) aud evening (8 p. m.) the remainder of the week; or eleven separate enter tainments,'' each being complete ' and showing all the dances. The Kirmess is to be given for the benefit of the Woman's Exchange, one of Detroit's Charities, and is to be managed by lllau Margaret McLeager, of New' York. A circular 6f particulars may be secured by addressing the secretary, Mrs. Fi'.i Hugh Edwards, tCO Woodward avenue, Detroit, Mich. - ; - . - . A rery gooS ' fecommendition : I used Old Caul's Catarrh Core fcr izla enza ssd wu erred. Important Land Decision. The cane of Gamble vs Powell which was decided at , the ' Marquette land office involves some points which will be of interest to many claimants on the O. &! B. R. and M ' H. & O. railroad grsnis. ) The decision is very lengthy so we will only give a brief resume of the points involved.. . The tract in question lies in the granted limits of the Ontonagon & Brule Itiver railroad. Powell filed a pre-emption D, S. Dec 16, 1887, which was rejected and an appeal taken to the commissioner. The grant was forfeited March 2. 1889. March 5, 1889, Gamble made Ixomestead 'application for a por tion of the tract, which was rejected by the register and receiver and aa appeal taken to the commissioner. Feb. 15, .1890, . the - commissioner affirmed both these decisions giving as one of his reasons that " they aoquired no rights by their applications made at a time when the lands were not subject to entry. .a-'. - ..-y March 18, 1889, the commissioner notified the local office of the passage of the sot 'forfeiting the grant and re storing the lands to the publio domain, and directed them to give notice by publication for . thirty days that the books of the office would be open for entry of the same under the pre-emption, homestead and other laws relating , to unoffered lands. Acting under this di rection the . register and receiver gave notice that the books would be open for entry May 1, 1889. On May 1, 1889, both Powell and Gamble renewed their applications, Powell alleging settlement May 1, 1888. Gamble did not claim any rights by virtue ' of , settlement. The evidence discloses , that Powell first settled on (he land in November . or December 188T, reaaojaing about two weeks. May 1. 1888, he went on the land again. built a temporary house and remained there sit weeks. 1 In the fall of the same year he was on the land two weeks. He established his residence upon the land Maroh fTT 1889, 'and resided there continuously up to the date of offering final proof. Gamble was on the land two or three times but made no sub stantial, improvements and claims pothing by .virtue of settlement. Powell now offers final proof and Gamble protests on the grounds that the register and , receiver had no right to suspend the operation of the act ef March 2, 1889, by refusing to allow en tries on the forfeited lands until May 1, 1889, and they therefore erred in rejecting his application of March 5. - The register . and receiver hold as follows: Mt.-' ,. 1 v First, that neither claimants acquired any rights ' by virtue of applications made at a time when the lands were not subject to entry. . 8eooad, by a renewel of an applica tion to file on or enter lands previously applied for, or by filing an application for other lands, the party waives any right he may have acquired by bis pre vious application. , Third, Powell being the only settler' on the land May 1, 1889, (the date the land was opened to 'entry) and having complied with the law since, is entitled to make proof and payment. , The pro test of Gamble should 'therefore be dismissed and his entry cancelled. This decision is in accordance with the rules and practice of the depart ment and will undoubtedly bo sustained by the commissioner. If the same rales , had been applied in the scrip cases of Ontonagon county the lands would have been awarded the settlers instead of the Detroit bankers. - ' i A Pecular Marrlge Mix. I got acquainted with a young widow, observes a recent writer, who lived with her step-dughter in the same house. married the widow.. Shortly afterward, my father fell in love with the step daughter of my wife and married her. My wifa' become the mother-in-law and also the : daughter-in-law of my own father; mv, wife's atepdaughter is my step-mother, who is the step-daughter of my wife. " My father's wife has a boy he is naturally my step-brother, because he Is the ken of my wife's step-daughter so is my wife . the grandmother of the little boy, and I was the grandfather of my step-brother. My wife also has a boy; my step-mother . is consequently the stepsister of my boy, ' and is also his grac'3 mother, because he Is the chSd ol her atep-son; and my filher is the brc'.ber-Ilaw of my son, because he has rst his itp-liUr for a wi?. I am tl trcllcr-ia-bw1 of my ex'-ier, my Ii.tl J tzzX cf ter own son, tay ssa ii C c- c' R7 ' Lier, t4 1 an ny era crii'Hir." - just Fturped. Havinff just returned from a purchasing '. that my store U now FALL AND goods and your inspection of same is solicited. : Mooh care has been given to the dry goods department, embracing a varied show of desirable diess goods in COT. CASHMERES, sndLUSTROS, and TRIMMINGS, DRESS BUTTONS, YARNS. SAXOIJY WOOL, and ZEPHYRS. 1X2 Heaapartere for Ueift Hechear aM Black 81 Mh If in heed of CLOTHING of any kind, DRESS ! OVERCOATS, SUITS of any size or BOY'S KNEE PANTS; you'll find what is needed right here. . v Have received a valuable line ot LADIES TfflMMED HATS, SHAPES, and TRIMMINGS. 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