|Judge of Probate||$1000.00|
|Sheriff, on Criminal Business||1436.72|
WITNESSES IN CIRCUIT COURT IN BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE
|Chas. Smith||$1.17||A. Benedict||$2.72||Jas. Munfort||$1.11||J.H. Benedict||$2.70|
|Kate Munfort||1.11||William Houts||2.97||Lewis Bobb||1.28||J.H. Wetherbee||2.97|
|Mervin Parker||1.92||Jabez Wyman||3.21||David Orton||.99||Amos P. Case||1.98|
|Jos. W. Pike||2.22||Sarah Case||1.98||Maria Howe||1.71||Sylvester Noel||3.09|
|Lucetta Smith||2.46||Amos Parker||4.47||Wil Whitmore||2.28||James Seward||1.47|
|Albert Fisk||2.58||Henry Middagh||2.22||Fabius Fisk||2.58||P.H. Klappertisch||5.22|
|Janet Burkholder||2.58||Benj. Fieldhouse||3.09||Samuel Rudd||2.58||John Houks||5.22|
|Samuel Oliver||2.66||Joseph Hide||5.22||David Shedd||2.52||W.W. Bronson||5.22|
|Chas. Dunwell||2.22||Edgar Riley||1.86||John K. Briggs||2.10||Leroy Hill||2.97|
|Henry Smith||2.46||W.W. Miller||2.97||Samuel Gorton||2.28||T. Knowland||2.10|
|H.K. Farrand||2.28||J.B. Cook||2.97||Wil Whitmore||3.78||J.W. Mandigo||2.97|
|Samuel Gorton||3.78||J. Heitsman||2.22||Joseph W. Pike||3.78||Amos Parker||2.97|
|David Shedd||4.02||Lewis Miller||9.51||Albert Fisk||4.02||Jacob M. Truax||2.97|
|Samuel Oliver||4.08||Wm. Raifsnyder||2.22||Henry J. Dupes||3.33||Harriet Heitsman||2.97|
|Henry Smith||3.96||Martin Booghby||2.97||Fabius Fisk||4.02||J. Raifsnyder||2.97|
|Smith Rudd||4.08||Jairus Parker||2.97||Janet Burkholder||3.96||Alexander Ely||2.73|
|Maria Howe||3.96||Levi Shimmel||2.97||Lucetta Smith||3.96||W.W. Bronson||2.97|
|Mary Wooden||3.72||J.B. Heitsman||2.22||Henry P. Miller||2.78||C.C. Newkirk||2.22|
|John Wallace||3.48||Sidney Reed||2.22||Henry K. Farrand||1.59||Cornelius Cooper||2.22|
|Henry Middagh||4.47||Willis Bisbee||2.97||T.G. Bronson||4.47||Henry Kidd||2.97|
|James Seward||4.47||Hez. Raifsnyder||2.22||Benj. Fieldhouse||4.65||Harriet Shimmel||2.22|
|P.H. Klappertisch||4.47||Ann Hiller||2.97||Joseph Hide||4.47||J.J. Davis||2.22|
|John Houk||4.47||Sylvester Noel||1.53||Alexander Ely||4.11||James Redlearn||2.22|
|Edgar Riley||4.11||And. T. Stewart||3.12||Wm. Snyder||1.17||Dan Robinson||3.72|
WITNESSES IN JUSTICES' COURT
|J.H. Wetherbee||$3.02||Jairus Parker||$1.72||Jabez Wyman||$2.00||Levi Shimmel||$1.72|
|Wm. Houts||3.02||Hez. Raifsnyder||1.72||A. Benedict||1.50||And. T. Stewart||1.24|
|Smith Rudd||1.30||James Redlearn||1.48||Samuel Oliver||1.30||Leroy Hill||1.72|
|David Shedd||.80||John Drisebach||1.72||Henry Smith||.80||Ransom Coon||2.22|
|Fabius Fisk||.80||J.B. Heitsman||1.13||Albert Fisk||.80||J.W. Mandigo||1.62|
|Janet Burkholder||.80||J.B. Cook||1.62||Maria Howe||.71||Wm. Fulkerson||1.62|
|J.B. Cook||1.72||H.A. Watson||1.62||J.W. Mandigo||1.72||David A. Morris||1.06|
|Jacob M. Truax||1.72||Isaac Drake||1.93||Wm. Raifsnyder||1.72||James McMinnis||1.12|
|H. Heitsman||1.72||Stephen Sweet||1.62||John Raifsnyder||1.72||J. Parker & Wife||7.44|
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
|G.G. Depuy||$9.42||Chas. L. Miller||$5.62||N.H. Sawtelle||$6.29||Bracy Toby||$6.35|
|N. Tompkins||1.44||S.W. Platt||6.02||Chas. L. Miller||11.71||Samuel Chipman||19.41|
DEPUTY SHERIFFS AND CONSTABLES
|C.M. Mills||$11.39||Benj. Woolworth||$3.56||Benj. Woolworth||$9.76||John McDonald||$7.52|
|Asa W. Belote||88.37||C.A. Baxter||8.24||Wm. Snyder||14.93||John C. Laird||53.31|
|Wm. K. Haynes||30.75||Benj. Woolworth||3.96||W. Whitmore||25.10||Samuel McGaffey||2.08|
|John Salmon||2.00||Wm. M. Middagh||2.08||Hosea Burch||2.71||Thos. Cooper||12.26|
|Nicholas Hill||2.72||Thos. Hill||57.67||Hiram Hoag||8.62||S.S. Phelps||72.45|
|Thos. Silliman||2.47||Samuel McGaffey||8.43||Nicholas Hill||6.52|
At the residence of the bride's father, in Mendon, on the 13th ult., by Rev. A.L. Crittenden, Mr. R.E. FLETCHER of Nottaway (now "Nottawa"), to MISS FRANKIE J. LYMAN, all of St. Joseph County, Michigan.
At the residence of the bride's mother, by S.F. Harding, Esq., WM. P. CLUTE, to SARAH J. KARNS, all of the township of Colon.
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE - Estate of Jacob D. Benfield, deceased, St. Joseph County, ss. By virtue of a license to me granted by the Hon. J. Eastman Johnson, Judge of Probate, in and for said county, bearing date the 7th day of November A.D. 1863, I hereby give public notice that I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder on the 30th day of January A.D. 1864, at one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at the dwelling house of Mrs. Christiana Benfield, in the township of Leonidas, in said county, all the right, title and interest of the said Jacob D. Benfield, deceased, in and to lot number three, in section number thirty in township number five south of range number nine west, containing (33 5-100) acres. (Note: Rendered "as is" within these parentheses - SEEMS to indicate "33.5/100", or a little more than 3/10ths of an acre). The premises above described were purchased by the said deceased upon contract of the State of Michigan on account of the University Fund, and there is now due the said fund the sum of $237.43 and interest from the first day of March last. The sale will be subject to the payment of that amount now due the State.
CHANCERY NOTICE. - State of Michigan. The Circuit Court for the
County of St. Joseph, in Chancery.
At a Session of said Court, held at the Court House in the village of Centreville, in said County of St. Joseph, on the 11th day of November A.D. 1863.
Present - Hon. Nathaniel Bacon, Circuit Judge. Alvah E. Stowell, Complainant, vs. Emily M. Stowell, Defendant; Bill for Divorce.
On the reading and filing the affidavit of Alvah M. Stowell,
Complainant, showing that the Defendant in this cause, Emily M.
Stowell, does not reside in this State. On motion of J.W. Flanders,
Solicitor for Complainant, ordered that the defendant, Emily M.
Stowell, cause her appearance to be entered in said cause within
Four Months from the date of this order, and in case of her appearance
she cause her answer to Complainant's bill of complaint to be filed,
and a copy thereof to be served on the Complainant's Solicitor within
twenty days after service of a copy of said bill with a notice of
this order, and in default thereof said bill be taken as confessed
by the said defendant, Emily M. Stowell: and it is further
ordered that within twenty days the said Complainant cause this
order to be published in the Western Chronicle, a newspaper printed
and published at Three Rivers, in said county of St. Joseph, and that
the said publication be continued in said paper for six successive
weeks, or that he cause a copy of this order to be personally served
upon the defendant, Emily M. Stowell, at least twenty days before
the time prescribed above for her appearance.
Our Railroad Again.
The committee sent to New York to confer with the Board of Directors of the M.S.R.R. in regard to the Railroad interests of Three Rivers and vicinity, returned last Saturday. They report that the Board would enter into no agreement, nor come to any definite terms with them as regarded the reconstruction of our Branch Road; but, they agreed to send their Chief Engineer over the line of the Branch Road, to make an estimate of the expense of rebuilding it, and also to have the line surveyed through to Schoolcraft.
This report is, to say the least, very unsatisfactory, and has disappointed the most of our citizens and discouraged many. But we see no more cause for discouragement than we did in the beginning, nor in fact so much, for then we were laboring under the fallacious idea that we should obtain some sort of assistance from the Southern Road. That is now an exploded idea. We know now, that what is done must be done by ourselves, and therefore we can make our calculations accordingly. That we must have a Railroad, or some kind of an outlet for our vast amount of produce is an imperative fact. What then shall we do? One says build the road to Kalamazoo from this place; that would involve the expenditures of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and consume several years of time. Another says, open the river to Niles. This has many objections. Another suggestion is to re-build the road from here to Constantine. This plan to us, looks the most feasible and economical. It seems to be a settled fact, that if we have a road, we must build it ourselves. No one doubts, that should we re-build our branch road to Constantine, but that the Southern Road would run it, should we offer it to them. Then is not this the cheapest, best and quickest plan which we can obtain a rail road to Three Rivers? It will certainly take less money and a great deal less time to carry out this plan than any other which we have yet heard put forth. At any rate, something must be done, and that quickly. What shall it be?
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