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DEWEY & McBUlDK, EDITORS.
OWOSSO. FRIDAY FEB. 6, 1891
RepnMicaa Stato Convention;
A Republican state convention to nomi
nate a Justice of tbe supremo court in place
- of Judge VV. Chauiplln, and two regents of
the University in place of Charles J. Wll
lett and Arthur M. Clark, and for the tran
baction of other buslnestt, will be held at
Assembly hall, in the city of Jackson, on
Tuesday. Feb. 24. 1891. at 11 o'ciock a. m
In accordance with a resolution adopted
at Grand Rapids May 10, 1870. every county
will be entitled to one delegate ror eucn ouo
of the total vote cast at the last election
(November, 1890) and ono adlitlonaI dele
gate for every fraction amounting 10 huu.
but each organized county will bo entitled
to at least one delegate.
Undttr a resolution of 1853 no delegate
will be entitled to a seat In the convention
who does not reside in the county he pro
poses to represent
In compliance witli a resolution adopted
In Detroit June 23. 1830. the secretary of
each county convention is request. d to for
ward to the secretary of the state central
commlttne (room 6. Butler block, Detroit)
by the earliest mail, after the delegates are
chosen, a certified list of such delegates as
are entitled to seats in the state convention
from their respective counties.
J A.ME8 McMillan. Chairman.
William U. Batks, Secretary.
Shiawassee county, under Ihe above call,
is entitled to rlilrt
fteptrtmcaa j . w ntion.
A convention of the Henublicans of Shiawas
nee county will be held at the Court House in
the" city of Corunna, Wednesday February 18th
Ht 1 1 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electing
thirteen delegates to the Kepuoncan state uon
vontion to be held in the citv of Jackson. Tues
day February 4, lS'.U. The townships and wards
will be entitled to representation in sam . eon
ventlon by delegates as follows: Antrim. 4;
Burns. 0; Bennington. B; Caledonia, 5; Hazeuon,
tt; Middlebury. 5; New Haven, 5; Owosso, 5;
Perry, 10; Rush. 6; Sciota. ; Shiawassee, 8;
Venice. : Vernon. 19: Woodhull, 3; Corunna
Citv. first ward. 3: second ward. 3: third ward,
M; Owosso City, first ward, 8; second ward, 7;
third ward, 3. fourth ward, 0. Falrneld, o.
J as. U. F. Curtis,
F. F. Bumps, Chairman Rep. Co. Com
'The force bill" was the "ghost shirt" of
states rights that th democrats wrapp d
around the Federal e'ectlon law .
Col. Byerly of the Governor's staff, is the
title of our townsman, and Gov. Winans
made a happy selection in the appointment.
Senator Aldrlch says that the campaign
of 1S93 will be fought on the fiat momey,
b imilar to the campaigns of 1874 and 1878.
The policy of the Republican party should
be more money but yet firmly demand that
silver mine owners should not bo enriched
at the expense of the people.
Michigan has three men in whom Presi
dent Harrison might trust 'the national
financial management Gen. Alger, Ex
Senator Falmer or Comptroller Lacy.
As has been the custom for some years
past, J udgo. Newton's name is being men
tioned for the supreme bench in connection
with the democratic nomination. The
Judge's views on the liquor question have
never been those of his party, and each time
he is passed by and probably will be this
A southern educational Journal mentions
the best histories of the United States for
school use as Stephens, Holmes and Han
sells. And this is the way the Michigan
Moderator spVaks of those books: "Xo his
tory is to be allowed in southern schools
that does not paint Jeff Davis a mrrtyr and
Abraham Lincoln a tyrant, or in other
words, that does not make the Northern
cause wrong and the Southern cause right
in the Civil War." And this is to bring
about the era of good feeling and any men
lion of the past is "Bloody shirtism," when
referred to by a Republicsn.
The political tidal waves of recent years
.have been quite as disastrous to Republican
senators as this year. Zacharlah Chandler
was succeeded by the senilo Chrlstiancyln
this stato. Brilliant Mat Carpenter, of
Wisconsin, was defeated. Kernan and
Wallace were two democratic senators sent
from New York and Pennsylvania respect
ively, and when Oliver P. Morton died, a
democratic senator succeeded. The present
contest In .Illinois Is paralleled by the suc
cess of Davis over the dashing soldier and
republican, Jno. A. Logan. The Republi
can party survived and carried.every north
ern state but New Jersey for Garfield Ii
The Ssrin? Election.
Michigan Is Republican, tho party that
has for 34 years prior to 1890 directed the
destiny of the State, Is tho party that Is
loved, trusted and admired, down deep hi
the hearts of the people. A judicious state
ticket and a wise platform will bring to the
ballot boxes the votes that will declare con
. fidence again In tho party. Tho people of
Michigan owe to its supreme court an
apology for selecting Jno. W. McGrath, of
Detroit, to wear Judicial ermine. The lack
'of moral hbre and Judicial training in Judge
McGrath can now best be offset and atoned
for by selecting a Jurist who can be con
sidered to fitly occupy the places of Camp
bell, Cooley, Graves and Marston. More
careful Judgment Is demanded in the selec.
tion of the judiciary who must stand as the
last arbiters of rights and property, than In
tho selection of legislators. A legislature
may legislate crudely and the peoplo trust
to tbe courts for conformity to usage and
justice. A legMature may hawbuck" but
courts cannot thus fall into contempt. Tbe
intelligence of the people will be reasserted
and tho stupidity of McGnith's election be
rebuked by the election of a jurist whom
the Jackson convention will naine.
. BuTLF.it Fa nt fok Salk: We " have
secured from the holrs of the Butler estate
the sale of their farm one mile west of the
city. It Is all Improved, well watered, good
orchard, with house and barn. If we can
sell before April 1st we will let It go for 845
an acre, part cash, balance Jong time at
seven per cent. Interest.
Kkeleti & Kf.elkk.
Haplo Elver Farmers' Club.
I Exxr gtox, Feb. 8, 1801.
The Maple River Farmers' Club met at
thp residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Martin.
Although the day was stormy there were
only two families absent. There wen quite
a number of invited guests present, and
among the rest was the genial vice president
of the Burton club and his estimable wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lewln; also Mr. and
Mrs. II. Johnson and. daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. King, Mr. and Mrs. T. Dartlett and
mother and others.
Order was called at 11 A. M. At the con
clusion of the usual preliminary exercises,
the club proceeded to the business of elect
ing officers for the ensuing six months, which
resulted as follows : President, G. M. Rey
nolds ; vice president, F. K. Sheldon; Seo'y,
G. E. Martin; treasurer, J A. Armstrong.
(Modesty forbids my naming the reporter.)
Committee on music and standing committee
retained for a second term. After a song by
the quartette came adjournment for dinner.
Meeting again called to order at 1310 p. tn.
After listening to a song by the Maple River
quartette (and, by the way, we are especial
ly favored In this respect, there being two
quartettes present who graciously resKndod
to many calls for music), .the topic assigned
the ladleB, viz: ''Prose and Poetry of House
keeping," was presented in an essay by Mrs.
H. A. Ellis, and followed by Mrs. J. O.
Purdy in like manner.
Mrs. Ellis thought the prose of farm
housekeeping was the performance of the
same under difficulties such as sickness,
and being pecuniarily unable to procure
necessary help, and the utensils, appurte
nances and those little requisites which go
so far toward making housekeeping an agree
able occupation, citing a few instances rom
personal experience and observation to tmb
stantlate her theory. The poetry, she
thought, consisted in a great measure in be
ing contented and satisfied with our position,
and having and enjoying our friends, and
looking on the bright side.
Mrs. Purdy's essay was well rendered and
warmly applauded. She took the position
Hint housework might usually le so managed
as to become a pleasure, instead of being
considered (as it too often is) in the light of
drudgery, or in other words, the dry st kind
It was suggested by one of tho essayists
that housekeeping was the highest of the
arts. This question being raised, it was found
to be the sentiment of the ladies present that
good housekeeping was one of the highest
branches of art; and it was also decided that
there was more poetry than prose in farm
The topic for discussion by the gentlemen,
"Shall we de-horn our cattle?" was present
ed by Mr. Theron Gladden, who expressed
himself decidedly against tho practice, ex
cept in tho case of a very vicious animal,
and even in a case of this kind, when an
animal became vicious enough to endanger
human life, it was better in the speaker's
mind, this being tho only alternative, to dis
pose of the animal for beef, or something of
that kind, titan to practice de-horning. Mr.
(J. presentod extracts from articles written
for the agricultural press, by different stock
owners and breeders, all of which helped to
bear mm out in his assertions and belief
that de-horning was both cruel and uncalled
for. Mr. King, a visiting member, being
called upon for an opinion, said he had de
horned about 40 head of cattle the past year
foV himself and others, and Judging from his
observation and experience, he thinks tho
advantages to be gained by the practice will
greatly overbalance all that can be said
against it. Ho said if an animal was properly
operated upon it would suffer but little pain
and the wound would soon heal up. In
most cases the animal would eat food offered
him five minutes after tho operation was
performed, and if it was a milch cow, she
would not shrink in her milk at tho next
milking. Upon a vote being taken as to
whether it should bo horns or no horns, tho
horns had It by quite a majority, the visiting
members voting with us.
Topic No. 2 for the gentlemen, "Shall the
government irrigate arid lands'.'" was Intro
duced by Mr. D. C. Cooper, followed by Mr.
u. c waugh. Mr. Cooper gave a descrip
tion of tho lands In question and the sur
rounding country, with somo statistics as to
tho probable cost, etc., and finally expressed
himself as decidedly opposed to the govern
ment appropriating any money for the pur
pose as above quoted. Mr. Waugh said he
couldn't see the necessity, as yet, of the gov
ernment incurring the expense of bringing
those barrens into cultivation.
Mr. E. J. Cook thought this was a question
that might possess two sides at least, and
said we were often Inclined to want class
legislation, or legislation looking to our own
private Interests; and although this irriga
tion schemo might clash with his Interests,
it might possibly be a Itencflt in some re
MivF. L. Sheldon advanced some strong
arguments against tho proposed movement
looking to the irrigation of thoso great west
ern deserts, and thought the government
might better appropriate something for the
purpose of helping to reclaim the thousands
of abandoned farms In tho eastern and New
England states. What we need, In his opin
ion. Is not more acres to cultivate, but less
acres and better cultivation of tho same.
The standing committee reported the fol
lowing topics for discussion at the February
"Can poultry raising bo engaged in with
any amount of profit by tho average farmer's
wife, who possesses only the usual limited
conveniences for carrying on such business?"
to be presented by Mrs. F. N. Waugh and
Mrs. S. R. Cook.
"Seeding down to grass," bv P. R. Rey
nolds and II. A. Ellis.
"For fuel, whlc'h? Wood or coal?" by
Club adjourned to meet with Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Armstrong, at their residence, Feb. 20.
R. . Stitt.
Arthur Reeves looked after Walter
Strong's Interest in tho bank while ho took
in the Kentucky excursion.
Thomas Cudney, who has been ailing for
some time. Is now convalescing, and this
week has been frequently scon on our streets.
Mrs. Silas Scribncr, who has been in poor
health for several months, is at present suf
fering with a severe attack of peritonitis.
There Is said to bo ono case of diphtheria
and several cases of scarlet fever within tho
jurisdiction of Bancroft physicians, but none
I belle vo within tho immediate vicinity of
Ono W. C. Mervlnc, living near here, on
Monday last sold apieco of land for one
hundred and forty dollars, and before going
homo but after he had paid out about forty
dollars of tho money ho lost tho balance,
together with his pocketbook and somo val
uable papers. Being quito aged people,
himself and wife became quite anxious, ner
vous and almost prostrated over tho loss, but
fortunately, however, on Tuesday morning,
the book and all its contents were found In
the postofficc, where it had slipped from Mr.
Mervino'a pocket when he had taken off his
coat to do somo writing.
Mr. Chamberlain, a farmer owning a farm
about four miles south and east of here, on
which he has lived for several years, has Just
exchanged tho samo for a tract of land con
taining about 1400 acres In Gratiot county,
and with his son will noon make that locality
Walter Strong and John Flood returned
from their Kentucky excursion on Monday
last, having been gone just ono week, and
report a very pleasant trip. This being the
rainy season in Kentucky the mud Is very
deep, which makes it disagreeable for the
Kdestrian. Frank Shelp and, Joseph Fow
ler, two of the party who had an eye out for
a location, or at least a winter's job. got work
Friday, having arrived at Middlesboro on
Thursday morning. Mr. Fowler, a carpen
ter, gets from three to three and a half per
day, and Shelp. having no trade, gets one
dollar and seventy five cents as a common
laborer. Frank Greenman and Roger Sher
man are still enjoying the excursion, and
le fore returning, will, I understand, visit
Cumberland Gap, Chattanooga and very
many other places of interest.
As was to be hoped the, ground hog had
no opportunity of seeing Ids shadow on
Monday, "Candlemas day," consequently it
will be perfectly legitimate to have open
weather during the balance of the winter,
followed by an early spring.
Those who are very curious to know and
report their neighlwrs' affairs will be pleased
to learn that a quiet yet very elalorate wed
ding is in contemplation, and will ere long
become a reality right here in Bancroft.
Doctor and Mrs. Wheelock have been
spending a few days with friends In Detroit,
returning home Thursday evening last, and
report a very pleasant time. The Doctor
having somewhat Recovered f rem his recent
illness, will now resume his practice so far
as lie is able.
The Maccabees for some time past have
been holding their meetings in the Opera
House, but their numlers having increased
from thirty-five to eighty-nine in about two
months, and their finances having increased
in the same proportion, they are now seek
ing, not a larger, but at the same time more
cosy and comfortable quarters, and not only
this but a' hive and home of their own.
In and around Bancroft are several mem
bers of the order of K. of I. (Knights of
Pythias), and in addition to this there are
several citizens who have learned enough of
the order to have an anxiety to continue the
acquaintance, and the two factions are about
to unite their efforts and try and secure a
The entertainment at the Opera House on
Wednesday evening of last week, was under
tho supervision of the Literary Society,
which 1 understand is but an offspring of
tho graded school, and to the Professor
should be given tho credit of its grand suc
cess Several of the patrons, together with
the principal of tho Vernon graded school,
Since Price Ford lost his chickens on the
evening of the 24th, he has moved on Mr.
Chalkers' farm near Newburgh, and will
work for him the ensuing year.
A social entertainment of some nature will
be given by the Maccabees at an early date,
and an opportunity will Iks had to listen to
the toasts and responses which were prepar
ed for the 2!3d. Perhaps they will be like
cold victuals bettor warmed up.
On Friday of last week, ono Chancy
Hoard, living about four miles south and
west of here, was brought before Justice
Gurney charged with larceny, having as it
was alleged, been too familiar with Price
lord s chickens. M. V. B. Wixom appear
ed for the people, and A. R. McBrlde and
son for Chancy. A jury trial was had, and
after hearing the proofs and allegations, they
found the prisoner roi guilty.
Clark Smith, of Williamston, who I am
informed, owns tho press, stock and fixtures
of the Bancroft Commercial, took possession
of tho same on Tuesday last and will in the
future try and conform to the wishes of the
partons of the said Commercial, whilo
Spaulding is spending the winter In the sun
Martin Wood, of Fremont, who has been
confined to the house for some time, danger
ously ill, is reported improving, with fair
prospects of recovery.
Dame Rumor has it that the suit in the
circuit court, Gilbert vs. Atherton, has been
discontinued, and that Gilbert has exchanged
the property over which they were litigating
with John Balcock for a lot near him and
John is to build a house on the samo for
It is said a lady hive of Maccabees is being
freely talked of and may lecomo a reality
ere many moons have passed.
It is dangerous to neglect catarrh, for it
leads to bronchitis arid consumption; Hood's
Sarsapariila cures catarrh in ail forms.
All wool hose 25 cts. at The Fair.
21 lbs sugar for $1.00 at Hunt's.
A. F. Hunt spent Sunday at Morrice.
Geo. Jewell, of Vernon, was in town last
Miss Bertha Olmsted, of Owosso, visited
friends here last week.
Mrs. Dr. Webster is very sick with pneu
monia. Mrs. S. K. Swick fell last Thursday even
ing and sprained ber ankle very badly.
Cass Tubbs, of Detroit, was the guest of
P. M. Tubbs on Thursday and Friday of
Mrs. Wm. Dibble, of Shepard, Is visiting
The box social given by the band last
Friday evening was a great success. A
goodly number were in attendance and all
seemed to liave yi enjoyable time.
The Masons are to hold their annual ball
on Friday evening, February 20.
The back door of II. A. Bunea's store
was opened by some cunning hand on Sun
day evening and quite an amount of mer
chandise taken. He is not able to tell the
A donation for Rev. Barnum will beheld
on Thursday evening, February 12.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira J. Bean, of Detroit, are
visiting old friends here this week.
Jeff Lawson Sundayed in Easton.
Miss Ellen Colby returned to her home
in Flint, last week.
John Snyder, a former liOthrop boy, but
now of Saginaw, visited his parents last
John Markham, of Oakland county, is
the guest of Jake Lawrence.
Fred Terry has accepted a position as
teamster for Mr. Bray, a Saginaw lumber
Miss Nctllo Hubbell is sick with the
James Viets met with a painful accident
on Tuesday. As he was carrying a heavy
pall of swill to tho hogs, ho slipped and
strained his shoulder, and at this writing Is
unable to use his arm.
Clark Pearsall is suffering with bronchial
Miss Eunice Boyec Is again on the sick
There Is nothing slow about Jack. He
ran take the hint if others cannot.:
Three cans string beans for 25c at Hunt's.
Throe cans corn for 25c at Hunt's.
Three cans peas for 25c at Hunt's.
Hurrah! hurrah! for the red, white and
blue. Tho Perry high school lias raised
its liag on-the west end of tho school
house. There was an address on the occas
slon by Mr. Dabol of St. Johns, Friday af
ternoon, Jan. 30th, at the Congregational
church, and also a talk by 'Rev. Taylor, of
Perry. In tbe evening Mr. Dabol gave a
lecture on the capture of Fort Fisher, a very
A number of the Perry people attended
the lyceum at Morrice, Wednesday evening,
Jan. 28th. .
There was a masquerade social hold at
Mrs. Bessie McQueen's lost Tuesday ev en
ing. All had a good time. -
The P. of I. oyster supper held at Chas.
Lovejoy's vas well attended. There were
ten gallons of oysters used, and everybody
went homo well pleased.
John Dean had to leave school on ac
count of his father being sick.
Hundreds of suits and overcoats to be sold
cheap on Saturday, February 14th. Where?
At Webb & WIcking's. Suits one-third off.
Overcoats one-half off.
Fresh cracked wheat at Hunt's.
Peanuts 10c pound at Hunt's.
Large bloater mackerel at Hunt's.
Sweet Pickles extra nice at Hunt's.
Prohibition County Convention.
The prohibitionists of 8hIawasseo County
will meet in convention Friday, February
18th, 1891. at one o'clock p. m in tho
Owosso Prohibition Club parlors (basement
ofE. L. Brewer.s stare) Owosso, to elect
delegates to attend the stato conference and
nominating convention, to bo held In Jack
son, February 18th and 19th. Each town
ship and citx is entitled to six delegates to
tho county convention.
T. P. IlACKLEMAX,
E. L. Brewek Chairman.
Oranges, lemons, dates, figs, malaga
grapes and evaporated fruits at Banister's.
Albion patent flour at Banister's.
Catarrh. Hay Fever, Catarrhal Deafness.
A new homo treatment whereby tho worst
cases of theso hitherto incurable diseases
are permanently cured by a few simple ap
plications made once In two weeks by the
patient at home. A circular describing
this new treatment Is sent free to any appli
cant on receipt of stamp to pay postage by
A. 11. Dixon & Son, 345 West King Street,
Cherry, black walnut and beech curtain
poles at the Fair for 25 cents.
MADAM II. SWEET, Clarivotaxt,
Business and Test Medium. Terms, one
dollar. Located at 308 Shiawassee street.
"IXroto Curs all Skin Diseases."
Simply apply "S wayne's Ointment." No Inter
nal meUiclnerequlred. Cures tetter, eczema, itcb,
all eruptions on the lace, bands, nose, Ac, lear
Inctke skin clear, white and bealthy. Its great
beating and curatire powers are possessed by no
other remedy. Ask your druggist for Swayne'a
Regular examination, Thursday and Fri
day, March 5th and 6th.
Special examination, Friday, March 27th.
Special examination, Friday, April 24th.
All examinations will be held at the City
Hall, Corunna. Henry B. Dewey,
Scc'y Board of Ex.
I have just received for
F. H. BANISTER
Wesener Bl'k, Owosso.
We Modestly Announce
SOME STIRRING 111
For the Next Week.
We Call Your Attention to the Accordeon
Pleated Suits at $8.67 in our Window. -Only
THREE WEEKS at $8.67.
And then also Jo the case of 29 inch Outings at 11c. See
Comforts, Blankets, Underwear and
Cloaks are Still on Sale.
All $1 Underwear at .G9c
Chikls Gray .Wool Underwear . 1 ! ; off
10 yards 9c Fine Bro. Cotton ,70c
8 yards 12c Fleur de lis. . . ! !75c
SATURDAY, February 7th,
Ending Saturday, Feb. 21..
FOR TWO WEEKS.
In addition to the above I will show tho largest and most com
plete line of WASH DRESS GOODS ever shown in tho city.
Ask to see the NEW BRETON E CLOTHS.
New Novelties in Wool I)ress Goods for Spring.. Close buy
ers who have waited till now to buy a Cloak or Shawl cannot
afford to miss this sale.
TOosonor Blools., Owosso,
B Ban Tb Ever !
No. 123 Cor. Main and BallSts.
REDUCING OUR LARGE
Before Receiving our Spring Good?, we will offer
rat liiiM A 1
To Buyers Until Feb. 15.
Tables, Chairs, Chamber Suits,
2TWe Box, Ship and Fay Freights on all out of town Orders.
Fine Funoral Furnlchingc.
Embalmer and Funeral Director.
JVO. 123, MAIN tO BALL STS.
IN THE LINE OF-
STOCK OF FURNITURE
Picture 1? rames and Mouldings,
Mantles and Grates of all Kinds.