Twenty-six years and three months the uudersigned has been Bole proprietor, publisher, and editor of a newspaper, having in all that time the charge of the general, politioal, and local editorial departments, and of the mechanical and business departments, including dunning and being dunned. Twenty years and three months of that time he haa been the proprietor, publisher, and editor of the Michigan Abgus. In all these years, years of political prosperity and adversity, of newspaper ups and downs, the papers (the Argtjs and Coldwater Sentinel) published by him have been regularly issued. Never has he been compelled to resort to a half sheet, never has an issue been delayed but a Ringle day beyond date of publica ti Dn (and that but once), and not to exceed twenty timea in the twenty years has the Argtjs missed the In all this time it has been the aim ur the undersigned to make his paper not only readable, but of an elevated tone, both as a political and miscellaneous Journal. How far he has succeeded others may judge. It has also been his aim to make his paper politically what it claimed to be - Democratie,- knowiug no diques, but only the good of the party and through the party the good of tho whole country. It is a full belief in the correctness of Democratie principies that has stiuiulated him during years of party minority. How far he has succeeded in this direction others may also judge. It has also been his aim to advocate Buch local measures and local improvements as would, in his estimation, advance the interests, in moráis, education, and business, of the city and county in which he has made his home. If he has erred, and who has not ? the errors were those of judgment. These long years of close labor have not brought him much wealth, and the day in which he may cease from his labors is ia the dim distance. But need of rest and change has come, and therefore he closes his connection with the Argus with this issue, the office having passed into other hands and under other control on Monday last. In bidding his readers good-by, he would tender his earnest and sincere thanks to those business men of both political parties and to the many political friends who have gi ven him business and political support during many years He will also remember with pleasure the many words of approval and ment he has received from subscribers in difFerent parta of the county, whose ñames, from twenty years' writing and rewriting, have come to be Hke household words. Ha ceases his relations with them not without lingering regret. He must also express his thanks to his friends of the State press for long years of courteoub and generous treatment. Parting oompany with them is one of the thorns in the fle8h, and in doing so he speaks for like generous treatment of his successors. The Argus office passes under the control of Messrs. Carr & Goulet, two practical printers, who will aim to make a good paper,- as good as the patronage extended to them will warrant. They will also keep up the character of the office for first class job-work, and will deserve liberal patronage. Mr. Carr ís well known to all Argus office customsrs as having been in our employ, as carrier apprentice, and journeyman, nearly twenty years. Mr. GoTJLET ís also known to this community as a first class and reliable printer. We commend them to the confidence and liberal patronage of the public. The new publishers will carry out all existing contracts for advertising, and will furnish the ARGUS to all advancepaying subscribers until the expiration of their several terms of subscription. With these few words the undersigned ' steps down and out." E. B. POND. - In behalf of the new publishers we wish to add a postsoiipt to the above announcement. The lata publisher has been " writing for fame and printipg for glory," and without winning much of either. Not good al colleoting he has sunk teveral thousand dollars in outlawed and bad debts ; f re politioal ing has cost him, in the twemty years he has run the Ahgtjs, full $2,000 ; and f ree printing for churches, charitable associations, &c, has cost him full $2,000 moreHis succesaors cannot afford tuis and will bo fools to attempt it, as their predecesaor iiow knows he has been. Paper, ink, type, and labor all cost money, and the bilis niust be promptly met. Fkee advertisiug, in the way of pufifs, looals, etc.f are or should be played out. Individuals and assouiations and parties should pay the publisher, and let the publisher subscribe and pay like other business men. We say thia now because our successore may be too modest. A writek for the Free Press has been attending a picnic of the Patrons of Husbandry (Grangers) at Centerville, St. Joseph County. The speakers were Hou. J. J. Woodman, of Van Buren County, a well known Kepublican politician ; llonIlKNRY CHAMBERLAIN, the Democratie candidate for Governor ; and Hon. J. Webster Ciiilds, of this countySpeaking of the last namod gentleman, he says: "The power of Mr. Childs to interest an audience was shown by the fact that the people listened to him, with unabated interest, for an hour and a half nolwithstanding the gentlemen who had preceded him had spoken nearly two hours." The writer f urther says : "In their conversation Senator Childa and ex-Speaker Woodman do not conceal tbeir disgust with, nor contempt for, the Chandler and Bagley ring which now rules the Repubhcan party in Michigan. They do not profess to be in sympathy with the Beform party, but propose to maintain their independence of all parties and rings, and use their infiuence to prevent the re-election of Chandler to the Senate, and elect so much of the Beform State ticket as meets their approbation." This may or may not be the unvarnished truth, nevertheless it squints that way, Mr. Childs not yet having taken the stump as in former campaigns. At THE Democratie Convention for the Second Representativa District, held at Dexter on Thursday last, George Stjtton, of Northfield, was placed in nomination, after a spirited and sharp con test : the opposing candidates being Hon C. S. Gregory, of Dexter, and J. S. Gorman, of Chelsea. The nomination of Mr. SutTON over two such opponents is a high compliment. Mr. Sutton is an old resident of the county, is a gentleman of good ability, sound judgment, and unimpeachable integrity. He is a man fully acquainted with the district, and his votes on all subjeots of legislation will be found to fully accord with the views of the constituency electing him. We say electing him, for there can be no reasonable doubt harbored as to his success. As to his Democracy : it is wholly unneces8ary to vouch for it. Wat back in the days when that bloody anti-Mason, Thurlow Weed, was in his glory, he originated the watch-cry "good enough Morgan till after election." And the " Southern outrages" are now, and have been for years, the good enough Morgan" of the Republican party. Here it is, sent over the wires by order of Senator Morton, and immediately following his recent speech at Indianapolis : " Rooms of the Republican State Centbal ) committee, ( Indiahapolis, September 3, 1874. ) " Editor of Union, Rensselaer, Ind. : " Deab Sib : I desire to cali your attention to the horrible acenes of violence and bloodshed transpiring throughout the South, and suggest í:ísüb yH,uiêxf }sL?is"ifiarü,mra?7êr election f " THOMAS J. BRADY, Chairman." Churches must be burned, schoolhouses mobbed, negroes flayed alive, and ministers and school-ma'ams killed, on paper and by telegraph, untü after eleetion, just to make timid people vote the Republican ticket. Ghosts and bloodybones! What an argument. Eemember Mr. Bobison's election to Congress might, in the event of the Preaidential election going to Congress, result in the choice of an exrebel to preside over the destinies of our country or one of those conservativo Demócrata, who have steadily voted in Congross to allow all claims presented to that body hy rebels, for propeity destroyed during the rebellion.- Hillsdale Standard. Does the Standard concede the election of four Democratie members of Congress aside from Robison ? He must do so, if Mr. Eobison's vote is to become so important, the vote of a State for President, in the event of an election going to the House, being decided and determined by a majority of the members. The Standard offers a great inducemeut to the Demócrata to "put in their best licks" and elect Mr. Kobison. Every farmer in Washtenaw County ought to read the address delivered by Prof. Perry, of Williams College, Massachusetts, to the farmers of Nebraska. It may be found in this issus of the Argtjs. The distinguished professor pictures in living colors the evils of a depreciated paper currency - neither money nor a true measure of values, and the robbers which such a depreciated currency and a protective tariff inflict upon the producing classes. We need not attempt to raake his points clearer. Read for yourself and be convinced. --+ - 1 1 - - ■■ We hear a story which ought to commend Gov. Baqley to the generous support not only of the Grangers but of the whole farming community. It is that the Governor was appealed to by a committee of Republicans in good standing to appoint a well-known gentleman and farmer- perhaps we should say reappoint-to the office of Inspector of the State Prison. The reasons all assigned and the arguments heard, Gov. Baqley is reported as bluffly if notgruffly saying, " Well, gentlemen, thefact that Mr. bas been a farmer for twenty years is evidence enough that be is unfit for any uther business." Will the farmers thus i imitten turn the other cheek, vote for ' 3ov. Baglfy and prove his assertion ' ;rue ? Last week we intimated that UarpBELL, the Republican candidate for Senator, is not understood to be a Ciiandler man. And now it is our duty to say that there is a terrible suspicion that Mr. Lay Republican candidate for the House in this district, is not a Chandler man. What have Chandleb's fuglers been about? A dreadful responsibility rests somewhere. GEORGIA has had peace reigning within her borders, and not the ghost of a Ku-Klux or a " White Leagues" has disturbed the dreains of her colored citizens or white carpet-baggers. And yet Georgia at the election on the first inst. went Democratie again, almost unanimously. Within the last two months Dairid Ward, of Pontiac has sold #30,000 worth of tiuiber land and 90,000 worth of log and lamber.