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Government Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
0W0SS0 :-: SAVINGS :-: BANK
I .' M.' Ehtey, President.
E. Salisbury, Vice President.
A. 1). WmrrLE, Cashier.
M. Mine h. Ass't. Cashier.
J. ttUCKMIXSTBR,. C. E. RlGLEY,
J. n. Calkins, E. Salirhury,
D. M. Estey, A. D. Wjiiitlk,
W. A. WOODARI).
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST
Paid quarterly on deposits.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TO RENT
Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold.
Bank open from 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. in. and
every Monday evening from 6 to 8,
M. L. STEWART & CO,
X. A. FINCH, - CASI1IEK.
3?" o a General Ranking Business.
E3fDraw Drafts on all parts of the world.
ESMoncy to loan on real estate securities.
' JdPBy our European Bank Money Order
System payments are transmitted to the
very house of the recipient abroad, free of
charge, saving him the trouble and expense
of collecting a draft.
The Congregational chapel has been
moved to C. C. Duff's lot.
Frieseke Bros, report a big demand for
brick for spring building.
A new grocery store on the Corunna road
is soon to open up for business.
Two thousand dollars in loans were made
at the Loan Association Monday evening.
. Prof. Humphrey will. give another as
sembly next Tuesday evening In Wescner
hall, the last before Lent.
' C. S. Bingham, of Vernon, was in Detroit
Tuesday, attending a meeting of the State
Shropshire sheep breeders.
Fred C. Finch sold his residence on Corn
stock street last week to Morrow,' of Corun
na, the consideration being $900.
Nine men have been discharged from the
Toledo and Ann Arbor car shops on ac
count of lack of .work at present
A company of friends were very pleasant
ly entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Baldwin, last Friday evening.
The 6tore now occupied by Curry's hard
ware In tho Wesener block will be for rent
after March 1st. Inquire ot II. Wesener.
The legislative, apportionment bill, re
ported in the house 1 uesday preserves to
Shiawassee Co. two representatives as tt
A postal card vote is being taken in tho
patron's associations on an amendment to
their constitution permitting interference In
Sheriff Morrico was at Detroit last week
and a Free Press reporter made out an Inter-
- view at the Griswold house, highly flavored
by the reporter's Imagination.
Tho Gratiot County Gleaner, published at
f Ashley, Is soon to remove to Carson City,
where the editor hopes for more subscribers
and less borrowers of papers, as he express
The Somerville school at St. Clair, which
was patronized by a considerable number of
- Owosso families, has lately passed into the
hands of the Catholic church and will be
used as a convent. '
Shiawassee County Is credited with pay
ing In $134.54 to the grand treasurer of the
Patrons of Industry during the quarter end
ing Dec. 31st, being seventh In rank In the
. list of counties paying the largest amounts.
Senator Wilcox gave notice Friday that
he wonid Introduce a bill to detach certain
lands from the Union School district of
Corunna and also a bill to authorize Corunna
to borrow money for public Improvements.
The young ladies of Mrs. TerrillVS. S.
class met at the home of Mrs. Terrill Jan.
24. assisted by Mrs. Flickinger, organized a
society called The Asbury Juvenile Work
ers. Officers as follows: President Ethel
Embury; first Vice Pres., Jessie Ilalscy;
second Vice Pres., Gcorgle McBrlan; Secre
tary, Edith Goodalc; assistant Secretary,
Bertha Soule; treasurer, Winnie Watson;
assistant treasurer, Mabel Darling. Mrs.
Terrill was chosen dictator. The object of
this society Is to assist the Asbury S. S. or
any cause they feel they can do good.
Tho Economic Club discussed organized
charities at their meeting last Monday even
ing. Several Instances of destitution were
noted and these cases had come to notice ac
cidentally. The Rev Dr. Conovcr was asked
to prepare a plan for organized charities In
Owosso, whereby the really needy could bo
helped and the professional pauper prose
cuted. The Times publishes the two ex
cellent papers read before the society on the
above subjects The next meeting will bo at
tho residence of Dr. C. P. Parklll and will
consider prison management.
Sauerkraut by the quart at Hunt's.
, Pure maple syrup at Hunt's.
Lent begins next Wednesday.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas Green, a
daughter, on Saturday.
Bom, to Mr and Mrs. Will Kreher, a
daughter, on Sunday last.
Dr. Gallup, of Grand Rapids, will fill the
Congregational pulpit next Sunday.
Jas. Upham has sold the Free Press
agency to Ed. Wright who will assume con
trol Monday. . .
The water pipes of tho city are being
thoroughly flushed and as a result tho water
Is considerably improved.
The Chicago Clothing Co. has closed up
business here. The store vacated will prob
ably be used as a grocery.
Be sure to hear Prof. Simmon's lecture
on "Electricity" at tho Baptist church on 1
Friday evening of next week.
Shiawassee Co. has an area of 523 square
miles, or 437,030 acres. The average popu
lation to the square mile being less than
Counters, shelves, etc., are being placed
in the new store of Ira G. Curry and his
stock of hardware will bo removed next
The finishing department of the casket
factory will commence next week to run
12K hours per day in order to keep up with
Shrove Tuesday, Feb. flth, tea will bo
served at the residence of 3f rs. Jas. Osburu.
Hours 5 to 8. Given by the ladies of the
Frieseke Bros, had an opportunity Thurs
day to sell all tho brick on their yard to
parties outside the city, but preferred to
hold them for the city trade.
Jno. Mabin. Co. agent of the state board
of corrections and truant officer for the city
schools, has Issued a mandate against school
boys frequenting pool rooms.
Thero Is altogether too much sneak thiev
ing going on alout the city. A few people
will have to follow R. Pond's example be
fore the city will be free from this kind of
Sunday afternoon Y. M. C. A. meetlags
for the month of Feb'y will be lead by 11.
11. Frost. C. S. Ensmlnger and 11. K.
White. Subjects, Halted, Pardoned and
Fayette Johnson, son of Representative
Hiram Johnson, has been conditionally ap
pointed to a place in the office of Enrolling
and Engrossing Clerk Hopkins of the house
Mt. Pleasant business men pot together
recently and discussed plans for improve
ment of the city. Owosso was pointed out
as the model town. It's the the newspapers
that spread the reputation of a city.
A unique and interesting musical enter
tainment will be given at the home of .Mrs.
W. K. Tlllotson, Adams St, on Wednes
day, Feb. llth, by the young people's Biblo
class, of the Congregational church. Don't
you miss this.
Officer Retan fell on the street fainting In
front of Woodard's & North's store Thurs
day afternoon. He was carried In on a
stretcher and medical attendance summon
ed. Later he was sufficiently recovered and
sent home in a hack.
The M. E. society has a large sketch of
its new church building framed and open
for inspection to the public. The building
will be an ornament to the city. We under
stand the money is being pledged quite
readily for the work.
There was no sunshine Feb. 2nd and tho
proverbial appearance of the woodchuck or
ground hog on that day resulted in no
shadow, hence an early' spring, the passage
of the free coinage bill, a fall in the price tf
eggs, and a Mong session of the Michigan
Mrs A. C. Heaney, of Owosso, has re
cently been notified of the death of her sister-in-law
In Dublin. The property that
will come Into her possession will consist of
four houses in Dublin and real estate In the
west of Ireland. Mrs.- II. is the onlv heir
and her Interests are being looked after by
Mr. McGuire a leading lawyer in Brooklyn.
. The change of judicial circuits which In
terest sShlawassee County now looks as if
Gencssee and Shiawassee counties would bo
made one circuit. In as much as a bill has
already passed the house detaching Living
stone from this district and will probably
pass the senate, the above will undoubtedly
bo the solution of the circuit court district
Last week the directors of the Durango
Iron and Steel Co. met at the Grand Pacific
Hotel in Chicago and considered the propo
sition made by an English syndicate. The
property of the company consists of the Iron
and Steel works and a solid mountain of
iron, 1)5 acres 5,000 feet high. Several
Owosso capitalists arc stockholders in the
The Times Is In receipt of the University
Oracle, the annual publication of the sopho
more class. The work contains one hun
dred pages. Is finely Illustrated, university
life being well represented. The stories.
poems and humour are sparkling with Uni
versity buoyancy of lifo. Tho Owosso stu
dents, Will Parker and Fred Janetto were
on tho board of editors and have had much
to do with tho success of tho publication.
Well done, boys.
The second In the series of Y. M. C. A.
membership lecture course will be given by
Prof. J. W. Simmons, Friday evening Feb.
13th. Electricity is the subject and being
an almost unexplored field in the lecture
course, experiments being made in labora
tories away from the public view, the exhi
bition of tills strange force will be a rare en
tertainment The "hello" of the telephone,
the brilliant white light that Illuminates our
cities, will be explained, and the manner of
'At the annual meeting of the Bennington
Detective Association the following officers
were elected for tho ensuing year: Presi
dent, W. W. Byerly; vlco president J. W.
Hlbbard; treasurer, John Walsh; secretary,
11. B. Van Llew. This association has
been admitted as a member of the State De
tective Association, and is thereby enabled
to work In connection with all associations'
of Its kind in this state and northern Ind.
Farmers wishing to Join can obtain full par
ticulars by applylnir to the president or sec
retary. Next meeting will be held on Wed
nesday, Feb. 18, at 0:30 o'clock, p. in., in
Uarryman's hall, Bennington.
Monday night between 12 and 1 o'clock a
burglar entered the store of W. F. Gardner
and took 100 lbs flour. Soon after officer
Barresford In making his rounds, dis
covered tracks from the back doer of the
store, following these leading out of the
alley, back of Dr. Crum's office, across
Washington St., through M. L. Stewart's
yard, across .Park St. to Oak and from
thero to Com stock to the houso oCChas,
Caffcry. Officers Barresford and Cady ar
rested CatTery. His boots wcro found to ex
actly fit the tracks. Caffcry was arraigned
before Justice Baldwin Tuesday, pleading
not guilty. His examination will beheld
A nice line of sweet goods at Banister's.
Byron Dawes Is on the sick list.
Jos. Hershey, of Gotham, N. Y., Is In tho
J. H. Calkins was at home the first of the
Mr. Herbert Deal returned to Saginaw
last Saturday. 1
Oil Inspector Turner, of Flint, was in the
Rev. J. R. Reitzel returned to Blue
Island, Tuesday. " , .
Mr. and Mrs. E. Wykes will spend Suu-
day In Jackson.
Miss M. E. Mullen is In Ann Arbor for
John Knight of Grand Rapids, passed
Sunday in Owosso. .
Mrs. W. S. Hunt has visited Mt. Pleas
ant friends this week.
G. R. Black snd wife returned tho first of
the week from Peoria, III.
, M. S. Keeler and wife, of M Iddleville,
are guests of I. U. Keeler.
L. Falrman reports good success In selling
Clapp Patent Case Co. rights. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Newbigglng left Mon
day for a few weeks' visit in Canada.
E. M. Hopkins was with tho visiting
statesmen on their upper peninsula trip.
Rev. Dr. Conover has been at Caro this
week attending an Episcopal convocation.
M. 11. Reynolds has been in Genesee
county on Sunday school work this week.
3rs. II. Parker Is very low with a cancer
and no hopes are held out for her recovery.
Miss Gertie Sutton, of Saginaw, is visit
ing her aunt, Mrs. Geo. R. Paris on Gene
Hudson Sheldon, of tho senior class in
the University of Michigan, was in Owosso,
E. P. Byerly was marie treasurer of the
new State military board at their reorgani
Mrs. Jas. Bcrtrand and family returned
Tuesday from a month's visit with friends
In Montreal, Que.
Henry B. Dewey was In Lansing this
week attending the stato meeting of tho
Will Norrls. yardmaster of the T. & A.
A., is to be made conductor of tho new
special that Is soon to be put on that road.
Prof. Van Dorn, of Holly, well known as
a teacher and evangelist, has been assisting
in the revival meetings at the Baptist church
Fr. Doman was in Morrico last week and
Is authority for the statement that a new
Catholic church is soon to be built in that
Morris Osburn has been elected as secre
tary of the water board. Ho takes hold of
the work with a will and is certain to be a
good man for the place.
The Congregational society has elected
Fred II. Gould trustee to succeed Alex.
Galloway. He will also act as treasurer of
tho church building fund.
The pupils of Oakside school gave fliss
Edna Converse a surprise r.t her home
Thursday night. Thirty-ono of her class
mates were present and passed a pleasant
The report that Jas. Upham Is to go to
Superior, Wis. to clerk for a clothing firm
is a little premature, as he expects to re
main In Owosso.
Editor Estes, of the St. Johns News, sized
up Owosso Monday from a business point of
view, saying that the city ,was bound to
grow. With its present impetus the city
could not help it.
Walter Amos was taken to Ann Arbor,
Monday, by his father for treatment. It
will be remembered that Walter was serious
ly injured by the merry-go-round last sum
iner, from which he yet has trouble.
Jake Smith, who for the last six months
has carried the mail from the Junction to
the post office, has secured a position in the
auditor general's office at Lansing and made
his last trip with the mails last week. Smith
Is succeeded by J. B. Hicks.
Wednesday morning Miss Lena Keyte
met with a severe accident, falling on tiie
icy sidewalk and striking her head while
going to school. The effects of the fall wero
not felt until during the forenoon when she
became unconscious and was sent home
from school in a carralge. No fatal or per
manent Injuries are apprehended.
Rev. J. R. Reitzel, of Blue Island, 111.,
occupied the Congregational pulpit Sunday
morning and evening, preaching to large
audiences both times. In the afternoon
communion services wcro held and sixteen
young ladies and gentlemen received into
membership on confession of faith a ser
vice long to be remembered by thoso pres
ent At the close of the evening service a
unanimous call was extended to Mr. Reitzel
to become pastor of the church. It Is
earnestly hoped that he will accept and as
sumo tho pastorate at an early date. Mr.
Reitzel has had splendid success in his
ministry, building up small churches to
large ones, awakening and deepening re
ligious life. He is a gentleman of scholarly
attainments, a deep thinker and will be
gladly welcomed by the Congregational
churches of this conference.
"Sear To One Another's Burdens."
In answer to an appeal from the Press of
the Nebraska W. C. T. U. in behalf of tho
destitute in that drougih stricken state, the
Owobso W. C. T. U are prcpariug a box of
supplies to bo forwarded next Monday. All
persons who will give of their abundanco to
relieve these suffering ones, aro Invited to
leave their 'contributions of clothing, bed
ding etc. or money at the basement room of
E. L. Brewer's store, any timo previous to
By order of Union.
Pure buckwheat flour at F. Banister's.
Tho item that has been floating around
the county papers regarding J. T. Bumham
who was accidentally shot during the fair In
Owosso, speak of tho Agricultural Society
as paying him money to soothe his wound
ed feelings, does injustice to Mr. Burnham,
who in his dealings with tho society was a
perfect gentleman, and the accident confin
ing him to his bed several weeks, the snm
paid him being reasonable and Just The
Agricultural society will protect Its patrons
and fight Its hop pop enemies to tho bitter
Sweet oranges, 25o a dozen at Hunt's.
The new laundry will temporarily occupy
the building formerly occupied by tho
Stcver pump factory.'
A great bargain In tea, 23c a pound or 3
pounds for $1 at Banister's. Try it
4 lts crackers for 25c at Hunt's.
We have purchased and now offer for sale
on easy terms, the lots on corner of Stewart
& Shlawassco streets.
Kkixkk & Keeleic.
Mrs. J. F. Yeats Is very low.
Mrs. Wm. Boyco Is slowly recovering
from a severe attack of hemorrhage.
E. P. Byerly was In Detroit, Wednesday.
Mrs. L. J. Royce Is slowly recovering
from a severe Illness.
Perfy Hadscll. of Byron, was In town
F. Spade, of Elm street, went to Lansing,
Mr. Gauntlet and family havo moved to
James Wiggins Is the father of a fine baby
boy, born Saturday.
Jirs. J. Smith, of Genesee street. Is visit
ing her brother-in-law at Davisburg.
3ms Jessie Jc Donald Is quite ill with
John Carpenter is visiting relatives In tho
Mrs. Lou Heath was the guest of Morrice
friends last week.
5rs. Jmma Clemens, of Bay City, was
the guest of her parents the first of tho week.
Mrs. O. B. VanDoren has returned from
a visit with her mother in Bancroft
Mrs. Douglas is the guest of her daughter
3rs. E. T. Sheldon.
Jiss Jlamie Cummins was the guest of
Ovid friends last week.
John Comstock removed his family to De
A number of children gave 3aster Fred
Holmes a surprise Saturday in honor of his
This side has lcen lively with gossip
since Saturday last. To escape, the wrath
of a wronged hrsband, a well known young
painter jumped from a second story win
dow. It is now rumored that husband and
wife have parted forever.
Ed. Cheney returned home Monday
from quite a long visit with friends near
N. Geeck and Harvey Stanlako aro mak
ing preparations to build a large two story
planing mill near the Michigan Central de
L. Sandiford is refitting the old Parma
lee mill for a planing mill.
Mr. Arthur and Miss Alice Nichols spent
Sunday with relatives in Ionia.
Miss McCullff left Saturday, for Ithaca to
attend the wedding of Miss Marlon Polhc
mus and C. G. Dickcrsou.
Miss Nettie Van Vcrst, who has been
sick, has resumed her place in the casket
W. S. Jones, of the Casket Co., returns
this week from Louisville, Ky., where he
has been attending an undertakers' conven
M. S. Howell has come into possession of
his fathers property and Intends paltting it
in the sprimr for an addition to the city.
L. R. Nichols has just recovered from a
severe attack of tho grippe.
William Mason's team was left standing
near the 3f . C. depot Thursday afternoon
and became frightened, running away. The
wagon was badly wrecked.
The boy's first step in a downward
course. His first smoke, The drunkard's
downward course, Ten nights In a bar
room, the condition of the stomach In a
healthy state, also in that of a moderate
drinker and drunkard, all will bo shown
with tho steropticon, about fifty viewa, at
the Disciple Chapel on Wednesday evening.
Feb. llth. Admission 5 and 10 cents. For
benefit of building fund. All aro cordially
Try our 50c tea. It is the best, at Banis
ter's. Imported salt for butter at Hunt's.
Mustard sardines 10c a can at Hunt's.
4 lbs currants for 25c at Hunt's.
Superintendents ' and Principals
To bo held at Owosso, Feb. 7, 1301, at 11
a. m., local time.
n too II AM mi;.
How much individual help should bo given
the pupil? r . W. riench and F. E. Burk
What should bo the work of the future
County Association of Teachers? '(. R.
Brandt and J. W. Simmons.
What defects exist in the present daily
marking and examination methods? J. W.
Cupplcs and F. L. lngraham.
Come prepared to participate hi tho dis
cussions. Paper limited to ten minutes.
Query box a principal feature.
J. W. Simmons, President,
II. J. McEi'en, Secretary.
Dr. (.'. A. Osborn can bo consulted pro
fessionally at his office and residence, No.
331, N. Ball and Williams St. Office hours
8 to 11 a. m. and 4 to 7 p. m., daily.
Wanted. A position as book-keeper by
young man of steady habits. Can furnish
good references. Inquire at Times office.
Tea dust. Hunt has tho best you ever
saw, it will draw as well as any 50c tea, get
a sample and try it.
We own some desirablo lots on Washing
ton street which wc will sell before building
commences, cheap and on easy terms.
Keeleh & Keeleii.
Desk room to rent, excellent location.
American Express office.
$5.00 suits, $3.87; $0.00 suits for $4.00;
$10 suits for $0.67; $15 suits for $10, etc.,
etc., at our great sale on Saturday, Febru
ary 14th. ' Webb & Wlcking, hustling
600 Bushels of Buckwheat
We want to buy a car-load of buckwheat
on or bcroro tho 14th Inst. Owosso, Feb.
5, 1891. Dewey & Stewart..
Sugar 21 pounds for $1 at Hunt's.
Sweet cider at Hunt's.
What is Castoria?
Castoria Is Dr. Samuel Titchcr's prescrip
tion for infants and children. It contains
neither opium, morphlno nor other narcotic
substance. It is a harmless substitute for
paregoric, drops,1 soothing syrup and castor
oil. It Is pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty
years uso by millions of mothers. Castoria
destroys worms and allays fevcrishness.
Castoria prevents vomiting, sour stomach,
cures diarrhoea and wind cholic. Castoria
relieves teething troubles, curts constipa
tion and flatulency. Castoria assimilates
the food regulates the stomach and bowels,
giving healthy and natural sleep. Castoria
Is the children's Panacea the Mothers'
The republicans of New Haven township
will meet in caucus to elect delegates to tho
county convention at the town hall on Fri
day, Feb. 13, at 2 o'clock p. m.
By order of Com.
CLELIKr . XJ3P
Saturday, Feb. 7, and
One lot-of 80 pairs 75c to Si Dress Goods at. ......... . .49c
All C5c to 75c Silks, all grades, to clean up, at 49c
300 yards 50c Colored Brilliantine at. 34c
2,000 yds 10c Bleached (Cff) Lonsdale Cotton at 7Jc
300 yds Linen Crash worth 7c at 4ic
$1 00 Comforts at
1 75 " at r
Ladies' SI 00 Scarlet Wear at
" SI 00 Jersey Wear at JL
Gents' 51 00 Scarlet Wear at
" ci uu natural wool wear at coc
Wool Blankets Cheap to Clean Up. .
At D. M. CHRISTIAN'S.
It and SVeffiTJadep I
Everything Goes !
With the Largest Stock of Furni
ture in Central Michigan. As
to PricesThey are Guar
anteed the Lowest.
Holiday Goods in Endless Variety
All the Novelties. Don't Buy
a Dollar's Worth Until you
Have Seen Us.
FUNERAL FURNISHERS AND EHDALLIERS
AI1UUAL AFTER - INVENTORY
Beginning Monday, February 1891,
At i) o'clock A. M. local time, and continuing until all aro
sold, wc shall place on sale
2,500 Remnants of Dry Goods !
Item nants of Dress Goods of every grade; color and shades
"Wool Henriettas, Silk Warp' Henriettas, Black and. Colored
Silks, Brilliantines, Cashmeres, .Broadcloths, Flannels, Half
Wool Dress Goods, Table Linens, Crashes, Ginghams, Prints,
Shirtings and Sheetings. Odd pairs and single Lace and Che
nille Lace Curtains. 40 Opaque Oil Shades (samples) with
handsome Dados, worth from 75c to 81.-5, closing price 50c
including Shade Fixtures. 2,500 yards All Silk Itibbon,
Nos. 7, .), 12 and 1G, at 8c per yd. 2,500 yards Sc, yd. wide
Unbleached Sheeting, at Gc per yard. 5 doz. Dr. Warner's
Coralinc Corsets, rogular price 81.00, our price GSc. 25 doz.
Ladies1 Colored iiorder Linen Handkerchiefs worth 25c, at 9c.
One Case Best Standard Prints at 4 Jc. Itemnants of Carpets
Cheap. Shawls and Blankets at Reduced Prices. . .
W6 have 178 Odd Suits (Men's and Boys')
and we bcre offer you an opportunity to
make a bip; saving aa we have put a wee
small price on them.
75 Children's Suits
(Jackets and Short rants) ages 4 to 14
years, at about K price.
200 pairs Men's Black Worsted Panta
loons that cof t (wheu purchased with suits)
$5.00 to f 0.00, are now marked $3.50.
Overcoats and Ulsters off.
Continuing One Week.
LAST CALL ON
80 Misscs and Children's Garments, ages
4 to 14 years, Now Goods, good styles, at X
to H off.
24 Ladies' Newmarkets, ranging In pricn
from $3.00 to 20.00, at K off.
50 Short Garments, Hecfers, Blazers and
Vest Front Jackets at H off.
Plush Saques and Jackets at Keduced