April 6, 1861

Macomb Eagle

A Smart Young Man.

The little village of Bardolph, or its vicinity, contains probably as many honest and sensible people as any other community of the same population. – But it also contains what few other communities have the good fortune to possess – a smart young man – indeed we might say a rightsmart young man – in fact we might add a “right down smart” young man.  He glories in the name S. A. Hummer.  Our acquaintance with him began with trusting him for one year’s subscription to the Eagle, and publishing a communication or two from his Shakesperian pen, a copy of which we found simultaneously published in the other paper published in this town.  Not saving so high an estimate of Mr. Hummer’s abilities as that illustrious gentleman seemed to entertain of himself, we ventured to hint our dislike of publishing communications that appeared to be common property of other publishers, unless they possessed more worth or interest than we conceived that his lucubrations did.  The consequence was, that Mr. S. A. Hummer didn’t come to see us as often as he used to, and we had almost forgotten that so distinguished a man was living in six or eight miles of Macomb – and had also forgotten that unpaid subscription.  But Mr. Bummer, it seems had not forgotten us, nor forgiven the insult to his vanity, as he considered it, implied in refusing to publish his wonderful and very original productions.  Mr. Hummer found himself on the late grand jury, and being sworn to keep the proceedings of the jury secret, he contrives to show his regard for that oath by furnishing a part of the proceedings of that jury for publication in the republican paper in Macomb.  Wonderful Mr. Hummer! smart Mr. Hummer – right smart Mr. Hummer – right down smart Mr. Hummer!  He got a little bit of information published in the republican Journal before it could appear in the Democratic Eagle!  If none but noble minds know the gratification of having done a noble deed, we presume Mr. Hummer’s gizzard swells almost to bursting in view of this gigantic achievement.  We congratulate Mr. Hummer in his signal success in “feeding fat the ancient grudge he owed us.”  The grand jury, we are sorry to say, were unable to appreciate the beauty and honesty of the smart young man’s brilliant effort, and passed by a vote almost unanimous, the following resolutions:

Macomb, March 29th, 1861.

Resolved by the Grand Jury of McDonough County, That whereas an article has appeared in the Macomb Weekly Journal dated March 29th, 1861, which purports to be a report of said jury in relation to the jail of said county; therefore

Resolved further, That said jury was charged under the direction of the court, that the public interest required that the proceedings thereof should be conducted in secret, and that any publication of their proceedings would be a violation of their duty as grand jurors; and that it has come to the knowledge of this jury that S. A. Hummer, a member of the grand jury, has without authority or consent of the members of the jury, made said publication, and we therefore individually disclaim any participation in said publication.                 Harvey F. Chase, Foreman.



A Book Store in Macomb Once More!


Thankful for the liberal patronage be-
stowed on me while engaged in the periodical
business, I beg leave to inform my friends, and
the public generally that I have removed to the
north-west corner of the public square, in room
formerly occupied by D. S. Hampton, where I
have opened a large and well selected stock of

School and Miscellaneous Books,
Blank Books, Stationery,
Window Paper, etc.


My stock of stationery is large, and is a superior
article, and will be sold as

Among my stock may be found the following:

Family and Pocket Bibles, Sander’s Series of
Readers, McGuffey’s series of Readers, and
Spelling Book, Elementary Spelling Book,
Sander’s Spelling book, Ray’s Series of Ar-
ithmetics, Ray’s Series of Algebras, Clark’s
Grammar, Kirkham’s Grammer, Smith’s
Grammar, Bullion’s Grammar, Josephus’
Complete Works, Mrs. Hale’s Cook Book,
Pocket Books, Blank Books, Letter, Cap, and
Note Paper, Plain, Fancy, and Official
Envelopes, Arnold’s and Butler’s
Writing Fluids, Payson, Dun-
tous and Scribner’s Copy
Books Slates and Slate
Pencils, etc., etc.

All the New and saleable works received as soon as issued.

All the latest Periodicals kept constantly on hand.

Remember the place, on the north-west corner of the public square.  S. J. Clarke.

Macomb, July 16, 1860.




Makes the only perfect


That is made.

This recent invention is designed

Expressly for the use of
Farmers’ Families.

It is adapted to sew both


To the nicest perfection.

TUCKS, and

Our Tailoring
Leather Sewing Machines

Have No Rival.

At the recent investigation of Tailors in Paris, as to which Sewing
Machine is best adapted to their use, it was unanimously de-
cided in favor of the Singer Machine.


Warranted to give Perfect Satisfaction,

or money refunded.

Send for a circular, and samples of its work

I. M. Singer & CO.

A. W. Harris,
Agent, 66 Lake Street,

Drafts, with orders for Machines, may be forwarded by Express or Mail.


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