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We are receiving a car-load of BABY CARRIAGES, all
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Easton has a new assistant postmaster,
He arrived Saturday night and declares his
Intention pf remaining, lie weighs just ten
pounds. Mrs. Tost ison the sick list.
Four new converts at the church Sunday
night. Uriah Smith hai sold his farm to
A. Crlckmore, and intends to move to Owos-
80 in tlia spring. A load of our young
people attended the Wesleyan Methodist
church Sunday evening. Mrs. C. JS.
Underwood, of Owosso, spent Sunday in
II. C. Gordon moved his household goods
to Lansing this week. Mark J opping,
who is studying medicine at the U. of M., is
home for one week's vacation. Nellie
Goss spent Saturday at home. Mr. Gor
don Purdy, son of II. O. Purdy, met with a
sad accident last Monday while chopping
trees with his brother. One fell, striking
him a serious blow on the head, .lie died
Thursday at 1 o'clock p. m. The funeral
services were held at the Presbyterian
church, Sunday. We sympathize with his
parents, brother and sister in their sad be
reavement. Ills death was unexpected.
The Maccabee Comedy will be In Morrice
at Clark's opera hall, March 2d. Every
body invited to attend as the play will be a
good one. The entertainment at the
opera hall last Tuesday evening was a suc
cess, and highly spoken of by all. Some
are thinking of visiting East Tennessee in
Iter. C. VauDorn was in town on Satur
day. Miss Minnie Garrison is entertain
ing her friend. Miss Mutton. Mrs. II.
Martin is visiting relatives at Pom pel this
week. Miss Maud Steele closed a suc
cessful term of school at Shiawasseetown on
Saturday. Mr. Downey and wife, of
Capac, are visiting at B. Holmes'. Rev.
llaliday is holding revival meetings in the
M. E. church. Louie Dorrance, of Port
land, was in town Monday. Mr. and Mrs.
Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Cook, of Grand
Wane, visited at Mrs. E. Yerkes' this week.
Fred Onion and Miss May Davids wre
married in this place Wednesday afternoon.
A very quiet but pleasant wedding was
made. Mrs. J. Curtis and Frank Goss
were at Ann Arbor, Monday. Miss Maud
and Duane Martin received beautiful gold
watches from their parents this week.
Cad Winaus and wife visited Owosso, Mon
E. P. Partlow has sold his drug store to C.
II. Frain. The district lodge of 1. O. (J.
T. was held here Wednesday. The program
for the evening was very entertaining. A
lecture from T. E. lleddle, of Owosso. was
very much appreciated. Andrew Down
ward, brother of Mrs. Miles Burt, returned
to his home in New York Monday evening.
Levi Partlow and Miss Alice Partlow,
of Eagle, are visiting at E. P. Partlow's this
week. Mrs. Ann Troop and her nephew,
Charles Dowdmg, left for New York Thurs
day morning. The schools were closed
here Monday in honor of Washington's
birthday. Exercises were held Friday after
noon in Mr. Bulkhead's and Miss McClure's
rooms. Collections were taken from pupils
and teachers in all departments of the
school. The ladies of the Baptist church
had a warm sugar social at the city hall,
From the Ovid Register.
George Edwards and wife, and Miss Ellen
Darling were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis Snyder. Mrs. Wheelock has been
spending a few days with her daughter.
Mrs. ,1. J. Knapp. Little Harry Knapp
lias been under the doctor's care lor a few
days out is now improving. Wm. Turner
and wife, and Barbara Snyder, of North
Mlddlebury, were the guests of Dennis
Snyder and wife, Sunday. Miss Delia
Darling Sundayed with her pareuts at Fair
field. The Misses Anna and Erma Arn
old Sundayed with their cousin. Miss Nettie
Arnold. George Sherburn and sister were
the guests of Mr. Goodrich and wife, Sun
day. Charles Hyde receives little if any
encouragement from the physicians at Ann
Arbor. We aro sorry ho is in such poor
health. Miss Etta Sears is spending a
few weexs with Miss Goodrich. Mrs.
Dinger is on the sick list. John Paine
and wife have been visiting friends in this
place. Miss Estella Patrick is spending a
iew uays in at. jonns, with her triend. Miss
Ina Cramer. Dennis Hyde has the mate
rial on tue ground for a new frame barn.
Will build in the spring. The little son
of Mra. I nomas Arnold is very sick.
Geo. Tubbs is moving into Frank Rogers'
house. Mr. and Mrs. Keys are occupying
Dennis Hyde's house. Mrs. Dyer and
nttie aaugnter Lucy ate on the sick list.
F. E. Close was at Detroit, Tuesday.
G. II. Brandt, of Bancroft, was in town
Saturday. F. C. Chambers was at Hart
land, Saturday. Frank Welch, of Corun
na, was in town Thursday. Miss Verena
Kosenkrans was at Ann Arlxir, Wednesday.
On Monday Elmer Ellsworth left this
place for Lansing, to attend the Agricul
tural College. A sleigh load of Byronites
attended the entertainment at Bancroft last
Friday evening. II. II. Nichols is spend
ing the week with his parents near here.
A. E. Richards and wife, of Corunna, vlsit;d
tiiends in town Monday. The funeral of
Mrs. Wm. Smith, one of the pioneers of
Burns, was held at the Baptist church on
Wednesday. Mary Dyer, Anna Mc-
Canghna, Eva Lawrie, Carrie Fisher, Frank
Arthur. Harmon Boice and Mm
i pent the 23d with their parents in Burns.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Bigelow and
daughter Estella, of Corunna, were in town
iuonuay. t. a. Lawrio was called to
Detroit on Friday on account jf the illnPM
of his father. John Partridgo, of Flint,
called on old friends in this place Friday.
Mr. I', will ha rpmeiiilxrpl lv mnnv nf tim
old settlers as one of the business men of
uyron about twenty years ago. Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Iturlinir&mn ami Mr ami
Mrs. A. Westlake were called to Corunna,
Monday, to attend the funeral of Mr. Ferris,
Mrs. Burlingame's father.
The men and women who have seen Shia
wassee county converted from a howling
wilderness into a populous and wealthy sec
tion, met at Corunna, Monday. A. B.
Clark the able wriler and business man in
the chair. The following officers were elect
ed for the ensuing year: A. B. Clark, pres
ident; J. M. Fitch, vice-president; John V.
Dewey, 2d vice-president; L. J. Kennepy,
secretary; Clias. Holman, treasurer. Obit
uaries of several departed ones were read,
followed by reminiscences of early days.
Miss Inez Cramer, of St. Johns, spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
S. Cramer. Several from this place at
tended services at the Disciple church at
Owosso, Sunday. The people in Burton
and vicinity will meet to organize a Detec
tives' Association next Wednesday evening,
March 2d, at the hall at Burton at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Chas. Barrows spent Tuesday with
friends in Owosso. The Burton L. A. S.
will meet at the residence of Jonah Cook
next Thursday, March 1st. A cordial invi
tation is extended to all. D. J.
Hicks, of Oakley, was in town Mon
day. Mrs. Ellis, of Owosso, Is spending
some time with her sister, Mrs. A. 11.
Glazier. Burton was quite aroused Sat
urday afternoon, as we thought there would
be a first-class show, but it proved to le one
of the fair sex and the opposite sex in regi
mentals. They spent the day with great
pleasure and the evening in sliding down
hill. Miss Sarah Stevens spent Sunday
with Miss Lena Gibson. The oyster sup
per held at the Alliance hall Tuesday even
ing, was a success both socially and finan
8e Is Pleased.
Owosso, Feb. 22.
Editok ok Tiik Times:
Your editorial in last week's Times will
bring joy and strength to every Christian and
moral person in Shiawassee county. It has
the ring of a true patriot It shows you
have the courage of your convictions when
you dare so perfectly and publicly express
them, and in that article you have said no
more ot Owosso saloons than is true of every
saloon in the land.
The press of Owosso has too long been
subservient to the saloon. Till now the sa
loon arrogates to itself the right to dictate
who shall run our city and enforce its laws.
The elegant "grand opening" invitations
were not only sent or given to saloon follow
ers, but to others intended as an insult. The
saloon Is never law abiding; never intends
to be, aye, in the very nature of things never
be; and ere long a virtuous, patriotic and
long sullering people will rise and blot it
Thanking you for that article, I remain
yours for the battle that is not to the strong
alone, but to the vigilant, the active, the
E. L. Bkkwku.
The ol'd settlers' meeting held at Corunna
last Monday was a rollicking success, but
those truly good old people never will know
I hope. how much they lost by my being
forced out of the meeting to connect with
my train. I came like the rest of the speak
ers "wholly unprepared'' but 1 intended to
unveil the statue of the Pioneer Liar if time
Truth is a divine attribute, which probalv
ly accounts for the slight comparative exer
cise of it in the human family, but to show
that a lie is more Important than the truth,
we have only to refer to our daily papers.
We can get along very well without the
truth, but what in the world would we do
without lies. Why, the truth only Just fairly
adhered to In the amenities of life would
tear up the whole fabric of society, destroy
business relations between men, undermine
the foundations of law and sap the very
sanctuary. Col. Bob Ingersoll 1 believe lias
exploded the idea that "truth is mighty."
It is the weakest in the world. Lay one down
and it will lay right there, where a lie would
bud, blossom and bring forth fruit. A lie
travels like a bullet while truth goes like a
snail. Lies are a necessity of our natures
and a man or woman who hasn't cultivated
the art of lying is as stubble in the clover
field of life. Consequently the pioneer, as
he excelled iu other things, becomes in time
a collosal liar. He lies about the hard times
of yore and the scant crops, the distant mill
and neighbor, and rain, weather and rattle
snakes. Yes. charming, innocent, harmless,
entrancing lies, which glue the listeners to
their scats as open mouthed they hear of
what would have been true if it had only
happened, that is if it had transpired. Hap
py, health-giving lies, so calm, so almorblng.
so cheerful. I have sat and listened to those
good old honest pioneer liars as they tapped
their bar'l of experience and let it run like
treacle down my throat for hours. Now
and then a pathetic lump would come along
and bring my heart into my mouth so quick
that 1 had to shut my teeth to keep from
losing it entirely, only to swallow it back
with a smile at some facetious fiction.
Heaven help and bless the pioneer liar. May
his shadow Increase and with each succeed
Ing year may he add to his superstructure
of fiction until it glistens Into reality. I am
something of a liar myself. Waud.
Laingsburg, Feb. 24, 1892.
Burton Farmer's Club.
The second meeting of the Burton Farm
er's Club for 1893 was held February 1 1th
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Simpson, Pioneer Farm.
On the question of the advantages of
centralizing farmers' homes, Mr. Moxley
saw no real advantage. The system would
take the laborer too far from his work to
give the farm proper attention. Outside of
large towns and cities people should not live
too near together. They were apt to "gad
about," and gossip, and lecome unduly
familiar, thereby causing irouble, repeating
the old saying "familiarity breeds con
tempt." To be good friends, people should
live further apart E. B. Simpson said
farmers Bliould be upon the farm to look
after and take care of things. R. C. Shep
ard thought that the time spent In going to
and from the work would be a great objec
tion to the plan. He read a selection en
titled "Tho House on the Hill." D. Lewis
is going to town to live, and leave his farm
In the care of a hired man. He will report
his success In a year or two. Mrs. H.
Mason read a spicy paper which elicited
great applause. J. S. MclJrlde said if a
man left his farm, fences and surroundings
would run down, buildings would become
dilapidated, fields barren and desolation
would reign. That "He who by the plough
would thrive, must either hold the plough or
drive." Rev. J. J. Smith gave a picture of
what centralized farmers' homes might 1m?.
He selected an elevated location in a farm
ing country, consisting of forty families,
giving each family ten acres of land, upon
which elegant residences and commodious
barns and out buildings were built, and all
surrounded by beautiful landscape gardens.
There were paved street and walks, a
school house within two minutes walk of
each home, a church convenient for the
pastor and people, a town pump which
would supply forty families with water,
thereby saving the expense of thirty-nine
pumps. Ou objection being made to the
pump, the reverend gentleman said he
would change the pump to a flowing well.
Here vegetables coulJ be raised, the pigs
and poultry could be kept two of the boys
could take charge of all the stock, drive
them to the pasture in the morning and
home at night, and all the farmer would
have to do would be to overlook his farm,
plant in due season and gather his crops
when they were ready to harvest, Some
one suggested that a saloon might find its
way into this farmers' paradise. The artist
replied that he would have local option.
Tho next meeting will be held Wednes
day, March Uth, at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. T. Mason, Hickory Grove Farm.
I had a tiik with Master Woodin, or more
correctly speaking he had a talk with me.
He said his feelings were very much hurt
about what 1 put in the papers about him;
that the "rights, liberty and pursuit of hap
piness" was all right, but he wants a school
ma'am not a short-man to teach his school.
He said "I hope you understand this time;
I want a school ma'am, with black eyes and
curly hair, and I want her to board to our
house! That's what 1 said." He says that
one of his grandraanms will send me his
card with his name on it so 1 can have it put
in the paper. Ho has a new brother he is
going to bring to the next club meeting; he
can't talk yet, only just says oo-oo.
Miss Alice Simpson (she says "they call
me A Hie because that is shorter") will
"speak her piece" the next time Ihe club
meets at her house. The exercises of the
day closed with tho chorus by the young
people "God be with you till we meet again"
and the reading or "Patrick Dolan's love
letter" by R. C. Shepard.
At the next meeting Mrs. J. T. Moxley,
Mrs. E. B. Simpson and Mrs. R. C. Shep
ard will talk about the club dinners, anil
Wm. Merrill, F. M. Shepard and R. C.
Wood in about the necessity of education.
There were a large number of young
people at this meeting whose bright and in
telligent faces did one good to see.
Does it not savor of arrogance for Mr.
Simpson to call his farm Pioneer Farm?
Not at all. He does not claim that his farm
is the oldest in Owosso township, neither
that he is the oldest inhabitant He had not
yet attained to the dignity of his first
suspenders and boots when in 1843 his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Simpson, with
their family of six children, of whom he
was the youngest, established the home
which he now owns and occupies. Their
nearest neighbor at the west lived beyond
where now is located tho aristocratic and
thriving town of Ovid. Thus it will be seen
that Mr. Simpson's advent into the town
ship was sufllciently early for him to be
ranked among the pioneers, and the coun
try toward the setting sun sufficiently un
developed to entitle his farm to the appela
tion of Pioneer Farm. Should any party or
parties wish for further Information regard
ing the early developments of Owosso town
ship and Its people, I would respectfully
refer thorn to the history of the two counties
recently published, one'of which is Shia
wassee, and would add that one of these
volumes can doubtless bo found in the
library of the celebrated Dr. Ward, of
Laingsburg. S. G.
Tho Wool TariS.
Below is given the opinion of Wm. Ball,
of Hamburg, one of the chief sheep raisers
in Michigan. Mr. Ball speaks as a sheep
raiser and wool grower. The Owosso Press
would simply tell Mr. Ball he didn't know
what was best for himself and proceed to
call him a Wool Blower. Mr. Ball says:
"I do not care to go into a discussion of
the tariff, but simply to call attention to the
fact that it is one industry (and a very im
portant one to a large number of men en
gaged in It) that Is to bo attacked, and that
is wool growing, which is no more than self
sustaining now. Destroy the protection
now afforded, and fine wool-raising in this
country must be abandoned. This In
dustry abandoned, a very large num
ber of farmers must engage in other
farm pursuits, which as has been said 'are
already overcrowded,' and dlsasterous re
sults must ensue. It does not follow that
prices of clothing would be cheaper, for for
eign wool having control of the markets of
the world would become dearer. One of
the reasons why this agitatlou must be made
yearly Is front the fact that every such agi
tation disturbs confidence and prices are de
pressed, and these gentlemen know that
they make money by keeping up such agita
tion. They know perfectly well that if such
law as they ask for bo smuggled through
Congress (which Is not possible now), that
the President would veto it. The conclu
sion then is, that unless this association is
aiding Brother Springer and others in mak
ing out a policy ou which to conduct the
next campaign, it hopes by such agitation to
get wool cheaper, which will be the case."
The Illinois wool growers adoptod the fol
lowing resolutions. Tho Owosso Press
would say they didn't know what was best
for themselves and call them Wool Blowers:
Ijrxolvcd, That the action proposed in
Congress to reduce tho tariff on wool will
work a great Injury to the sheep breeders of
the state of Illinois and fatally injure this
important industry if adverse legislation Is
Ilcsotvrd, That the greatly improved con
dition and encouraging outlook, the result of
the recent enactment by Congress of laws
favorable to tho wool growers of the United
States, should not be jeopardized by the re
peal of the present law, which has induced
such a vast number of farmers to recently
renew their former occupation as wool
Resolved, That rtie sheep breeders of the
state, without reference to their party affilia
tions, most earnestly protest against the re
peal or modification of the present law in
reference to the duty on imported wools.
Rexolved, That the Senators and Con
gressmen from this state be and aro hereby
requested to stand by the wool growers ot
Illinois, and to vote against any measure
that will reduce the duty on foreign wools
or any similar legislation that will fatally
injure this important industry.
Resolved, That copies of this resolution
be sent to our representatives in Congress,
and that sheep breeders of the state be re
quested to write the Senators and Congress
men on this subject without delay, protest
ing against any tampering with the present
The following letter from Commissioner
of Internal Revenue Mason will be of inter
est to maple sugar makers who propose to
apply for the United States bounty:
"Inquiry has been made at this office for
Information relative to packing and sampling
of maple sugar additional to that given in
the regulations which have been recently
My attention has been called to the fact
that many of the smaller maplo sugar pro
ducers are accustomed to manufacture the
sugar into small cakes or bricks and also
into smaller circular and cone-shaped cakes
and bring them to market in large baskets
and even in meal bags and blankets. When
the sale is effected the basket or other re
ceptacle is emptied and taken back by the
farmer. The question is raised whether
these small producers will be obliged to put
up their products in specially prepared pack
ages. Maple sugar may be put in cakes but the
cakes should be inclosed in packages which
can be marked as prescribed. The sugar
upon which bounty is to be claimed must be
in packages containing not less than ten
pounds each. Each producer should have
the packages as nearly uniform in size as
practicable, in order that the n t weight of
the sugar may readily be ascertained. The
packages put up by each producer must be
numbered serially, commencing with No. 1.
The packages must le marked with the
producer's name and the serial number of
the package. The weight oflkj empty
package to bo deducted as tare should lc
plainly marked upon each package before It
It will not answer the requirements to
have the sugar put into baskets, meal bagt
and blankets. They should be put Into
packages such as are required for shipment.
Sugar should not be brought to the govern
ment weigher In bulk and then taken by the
producer to be shaped In whatever merchant
able form he desires.
In regard to the question of sampling
sugar presented iu the form of cakes, you
are informed that it will not be necessary W
use a trier in all cases. Samples should by
taken which represent the different kindi
and grades presented for weighing. If morw
convenient to use a hammer or other In
strument to break off a sufficient portion of
sugar to serve as samples for inspection and
polariscopic test, that may be done."
Mr. Perry's performance was not only
thoroughly enjoyable, but highly Instruc
tive, and his programme illustrated the
whole field of piano music. He combines
in a singular degree the gift of easy, fluent
speech with the felicitious choice of words
that precisely express his meaning, and is
one of tho few musicians who can talk as
well with their tongues as with their fingers
Mr. Perry played with the most
exquisite delicacy of touch, and was special
ly happy in his interpretation of Chopin.
His playing of the fiery and impetuous cloy
ing number was brilliant in the extreme,
and displayed not only a fluent and rapid
manipulation of the keys, but tremendous
strength; and when he finished the stupen
dous climax, there wns a perfect thunder of
applause. There are apparently no techni
cal difficulties to Mr. Perry. His visit to
Ixmisville left the impression of a delight
ful talker, an enthusiastic artistic artist and
a master of piano technique; a musician so
permeated with a love of his art to kin
dle appreciation in the coldest audience.
Louisville Courier Journal.
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