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EA8T JORDAN, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1912.
TRICKY POTATO MAN.
Watchful Housewife Presented
Delivery of Short Measure.
Beware of potato holdups.
One day last week, a young man
bought and paid for ten perfectly
good ban of potatoes, and, according
ly sent word tojjis mother to prepare a
bin Tor them by the time the farmer
arrived at the hruse. This she did,
but, as she had many pickles pre
serves, and other canoed goodsln the
cellar and didn't know anything
about the man who was bringing the
'spuds," she remained In the cellar
until (he man had put in tire baes,
when ho said, 4,You need not wait,
lady. I'll put them !n all right.'1
This aroused the woman's suspic
ions, o she went up to a room, hid
behind the curtain and watched.
Soon the farmer started for the cel
lar. He had one bag of potatoes and
an empty bag. Another trip to the
wngon meant another full bag and
another empty bag and the last trip
he took a full bag.
When the lady of the house went
down to the eel lar to see about this
the farmer very Indignantly exclaimed
"I brought down ten bags and you
can count them. I've been emptying
them into the bin."
When the woman insisted and told
him graphically of tlie three trips
three full bags and two empty ones,
ne meekly weal to the wagon and
brought down two full bags. Alpena
School Officers' Meeting.
.The Anriual School Officers' Meet
ing will be held In Charlevoix on
Wednesday, (5cU 23, 1912, beginning
at 10:00 a. m.
Mr. Lasher will represent the De
partment, and is planning to give
special instruction in regard to the
keeping of (he district accounts and
making out of a-ioual reports,
The law provides-thafc the director
of e.vii district, or, in case he can
not attend, one of the other members
acting a his substitute, shall be en
titled to a compensation of 12.00 and
actual traveling expenses.
I am anxious to sec a full attend
ance at this meeting as there area
number of the later law points which
are evidently not well understood by
school boards, and they will be ex
plained -at this meeting.
J. II. Milford, Com'r.
Shows Large Increase.
It Is evident that, the automobile
has come to stay in Michigan, as
statistics show that during the past
season 3"J.tio4 licenses were Issued,
us compared with 27.137 for the cor
responding period last year. The
total receipts for the nine months
cohered by the report that J136.7A4
was collected lu fees, which is $40,625
more than wan 'aken In last year.
The automobile has been adopted to
all kind of business as well as pleas
ure, which accounts for the great in
crease in the number of licenses is
sued. The price has been reduced to
a point where people of moderate
means can buy, and the still further
reduction In price will make ihe sales
next year exceed those of the paot
season by fuily as great a percentage
as was obtained in 1912. There Is a
small lucrease reported in the num
ber of motorcycles in operation
throughout the state, the figures
showing that 3,538 licenses were is
sued in 1911, while 3,727 were granted
New Use for Farm Auto
The auto has helped to solve the
problem for an low; community of
fecdi tg the threshing crew, Instead
of each housewife cooking up a great
quality of food rcr a lot of hungry
men, they are loaded into automobiles
and whisked luU town wheie, by pie-
viou arrangement, dinners and Kip
per are wjiitli'g for them. After din
ncr a few minutes' ruu brings them
back to their work again, rested and
refreshed for another half day's work.
J, Leahy, the Optometrist, will
again be at the Russell Ilouse, Wed-
neso ay, October 3oth. One day only.
Ileadaebe cured. crosod eyes straight
coed, lifting children eyes a special
ty. Glasses guaranteed to lit-
THE "LITTLEST REBEL'
At Temple Theatre, Wednesday
Evening, October 23rd.
At th Temple Theatre Mr. Mar
shall Farnum will be seen In "The
Littlest Rebel." under the direction
of A, II. Wooes. "The Littlest Reb
el'' is a stirring war play In four acts
written by Edward Peple, author of
"The Prince Chap." and is o con
structed that it pleases all tastes from
the lover of the .romantic and sym
pathetic to the fancier of things stir
ring and spectacular. The story of
the play'concerna little Vlrgle Uary,
daughter of a confederate scout who
is being pursued by Northern troops.
(ary visit bis home and as the sol
diers close In on the house he escapes.
The home is searched by Col. Morris
on's cavalrymen and burned. Later
Mrs. Cary dies and the little girl is
livlug alone In a cabin near Rich
mond, except for such visit as her
father, in danger of his life, pays her
from time to time when he supplies
his little girl with such food as he is
able to obtain. It is on one of these
yisitsthathe is being surrounded
and hides in the loft of the cabin, In
structlng little Vlrgle to tell the
"Yanks" that he has gone. When
the soldiers break down the door they
tind the -little girl alone playing with
a rag doll, a vain search of the house
is made and Col. Morrison, who is
commanding the searching-party
questions Yirgle. She, with cunning
and adorable baby talk, fools the offi
cer only to be outwitted by him later.
The hiding place of the father Is dis
covered, and the colonel commands
him to come down. He Is about to
band his prisoner over to bis man to
betaken to headquarters, but the
little girl pleads so pathetically for
her father that the Colonel relents
and supplies him with a pass as es
cort for the child through the Feder
al lines to Richmond. On their way
to Richmond they encounter a skir
mish In which the southern scout
saves the life of his benefactor, Col.
Morrison. They are betrayed and
brought toGeo'l Grant's headquarters
Cary as a spy and Morrison as a trait
or. A court-marshal follows, at
which both men are sentenced to
death. The littlest rebel, as Virgie
Is called, appears before the General
and mikes a touching and sympath
etic piea for the lives of both men.
The Geueral listens to her story and
becomes Interested; he orders an in
vestigation of the case which results
in the pardon of both men.
Thers is as yet no lw to prevent a
man sitting cross-legged, but that . is
about the only privilege the men have
bo You 1
Have you one of those
bronchial coughs that seems
to a fleet nearly everyone
just at this time?
po you know that we
have a medicine that acts
almost like magic?
Ask for SPRING'S
COUGH SYRUP and get
Remember, we guarantee
it and will refund your
money if it docs not benefit
Try it at our risk.
W. C. SPRING
BECAUSE IT PAYS FARMERS
German Co-operative Banks In
Why ha9 the number of operative
banks In Germany Increased tenfold
in 20 years, with corresponding growth
In other forms of co-operation? Why
Is their growth greater from year to
year? Because It pays the farmers
and others who thus co-operate pays
in saving money and In making pro
fits, pays by encouraging thrift, and
pays yet more by bringing the farm
ers together and holding then) to
gether. The tlrsb lesson from it all,
to our farmers In the United States
is this: Get together! Get better
acquainted, know and understand
each other better, bury suspicions and
jealousies, develope tnutal confidence,
cultivate charity of views and unity
of action, be willing to trust capable
men to manage ybur co-operative un
dertakings and loyally back them up.
This is the only solid basis upon
which to build co-operation. It is
easier to form such a basis In Ger
many than in America, because over
there the farmers mostly live in houses
huddled into dorfs, or little vllllages,
and know each other more Intimately
than here, where each farmer lives on
his own homestead as lord of his domain.
Jacob Battentleld, aged 72, of Ruck-
Icy, and Llda Edgett, aged 70, of Fife
Lake, secured a marriage license last
Reception at Methodist Church.
The reception at the Methodist
Episcopal Chureh last Thursday eve
ning wao a success. The Board of
Stewards had the church decorated
with flowers and autumn leaves and the
pews arranged in such a position that
the church presented a very home
like appearance. The parlors were,
After an fnfownal reception the
pastor called them to order nnd after
the devotional?, M. II. Robertson,
who has been superintendent of the
Sunday School for over twenty years,
gave a very practical address upon
the Sunday School. Fern' IIo ward In
the absence of the President of the
Epworth League, presented Its report,
which showed that the League had
had a very successful year. Mrs.
Barrie reported the Ladles Aid;
among the many things which this
live organization has accomplished
this year was the purchase of a fine
carpet for the church. The Womaos
Foreign Missionary Society's report
was presented by Mrs. O. Sunstedt;
this society is accomplishing great
things for the extension ot the Mas
ter's Kingdom. The ladles of the
church were invited to join with
R. E. Webster presented the finan
cial report of the church for the paH
year which showed that this church
had expended over tl20O. This did
not include the benevolences. From
all reports the past year was one of
the most successful In the history of
the church. The pastor then gave an
address and explained the plans for
the new year. This church has Intro
duced the duplex envelope system and
has adopted up to date methods.
After the program the Stewards In
vited all present to the parlors of the
church where refreshments were
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You Will.be Surprised to tee how Quickly
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makes the hair Uoe and glossy.
Zemo Is prepared by the E. W.Rose
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regularly sold by all .druggists at $1
per bottle. But tb enable you to
make a test and prove what it will do
for you, get a 25-cent atrial bottle fully
guaranteed or our money back at
W. C. Springs Drug Store. ,
Alden will have a lecture course the
A man can enjoy a mother-in-law
Joke if lie is bachelor.
Tb Petoskey paper aM, 'that Is
undergoing repairs, will soon be put
Land Is being leased around Gay
lord by an oil company who proposes
to put down several test wells.
The Most Important News '
News effecting you and your entiro family is that which pertains to our great 0th Annual Sale' of Summer
Resort Pianos. Of importance to you because it points the way to a saving you can ill afford to ignore, so un
usual, so great is it and further importance through what it means to the daily life in your home. Our an
nouncements tells of ' '
Best Pianos, Good as New, Going at Sensational Reductions
r-n A TX "i f V TKWS(3 Instruments back from rental in Summer Homes and
lnVUNJ) LZlRiAL llSJ Cottages; new this season; in finest condition; sweet-
" iMA-rAVil DLFASE. toned, beautiful; a credit to the most discriminating
TnAT "ppj i-'t-L-AA music-loving home
PtVlvmET r CW fill And in this immense assortment is just the Piano
ISLlNl I IRtei JfmUiVu you want-the style you prefer the wood and finish
you wish tonal quality and action wholly pleasing!
And not only this, but there's
$40 to $100 Saved
on each purchase yes actually saved, for these instru
ments would right ndw be splendid value at regular
price; but WE DEDUCT EVERY DOLLAR OF RENT
WE HAVE RECEIVED! If it is an object for you to
avail yourself of positively the most extraordinary Piano
values ever offered any where, let nothing hinder you
from attending this most sensational sale immediately.
And it is not only a matter of biggest saving; but
you are certain of the quality as well, for yqu know
that these Pianos are highest grade.
STIENAVAY, KNABE, GRINNELL BROS. (Kken) SOH
MER, VOSE, STERLING, SHONINGEfi, SMITH & BARNES
Our entire line Is represented, as these were the Instruments on ren
taland then, too, all exchanged stock on our floors Is included In this
stupendous clearance the aisortment. like the valuei, has never been
In addition to the Upright Pianos, we are offering fully repaired
Sqqare Pianos titeinway. Kuabe, Maine Bros, and others $33, t40, $55,
etc.-tRare Musical Value. Fully repaired Organs as low as $8. A years
privilege of Free Exrbangson, both Organs and Squares.
VUW 111 llltUIUUU IMAW
OTP! f ani lciaartVin
. $250 Arion
$300 Rice and Hinze
$300 Rush & Gerts
- $325 Smith & Barns
; $300 Vose
i and hundred! of
OUR SPECIAL TERMS
of $5 to $10 first payment; and as little as $5 monthly,
certainly leaves no excuse for any family being longer
without a Piano. Square Pianos and Organs going at
50c weekly. You have a year to test the instrument
we make free delivery give you Stool and Drape and
if you live out of town, we pay freight.
A more liberal, a more remarkable offer in otfer of
greater importance to you has never, in the entire his
tory of the Piano business, been presented! See these
bargains--and at once they present as can no printed
announcement the desirability of buying NOW
REMEMBER, THE GRINNELL GUARANTEE OF
SATISFACTION IS BACK OF EVEHY INSTRUMENT
j Twenty-four Stores.
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Petoskey Store, 434 Mitche;uu 5t,