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OWOSSO. FRIDAY, MAY 13, 162.
E. O. DEWEY, Editor. ,
Saelnaw papers are responsible for the
report that Jno. Northwood will not be a
candidate for auditor general but may be
for a position on the county ticket
An estimate of the state delegates sent by
Michigan to the Minneapolis convention
places lion. Wm. M. Kilpatilck of this city
In the lead In point of persuasiveness,
eloquence and power.
Our neighbor, The Corunna Journal, is
mistaken regarding the candidacy of D. B.
Green, of Middlebury, for county clerk.
Mr. Green 6ome time ao asked that his
friends no longer press his claims.
The awful possibilities for a man like
Hill in a party like the democratic party, is
illustrated In the letter an Irishman wrote
to his father across the water, saying,
"Come over quick; this is a great country;
mighty mean men get office here."
Nine-tenths of the republicans of Shia
wassee county want John T. Rich for gov
ernor, and any attempt to substitute another
man will be looked upon as Ja disregard of
their expressed wishes. It is safe to trust
the people and any booms manufactured
will fall at the polls.
The bourbon sheets have howled about
the billion dollar congress and then the first
session this year with their enormous
majority in the house pass an appropriation
bill far In excess of that passed by the pre
ceding republican house at their first ses
sion. Notice Is hereby given that the bil
lion dollar congress as urged by democrats
Is no no loneer servlcable.
Dan Soper was an extravagant democrat,
so much so that a reform admlnisCration
kicked him out of his office. Secretary of
State Blacker was to be an economical man
but it costs more to run the office under
Blacker than under Soper. Blacker is still
In office and even at this late date we rise
to ask that justice be done to Soper or that
economy be dropped by the democracy as a
The press report from Muskegon failed to
properly locate several of our Owosso cit
izens singled out for honors at the hands
of their party. The fact that we have such
worthy gentlemen leads us to object that
they be located In Saginaw, Genesee or else
where and it Is suggested that arrangements
be made for labels or other means of Inden
tification, If necessary, to prevent a repetition
of such instances.
Charles G. Turner, of Muskegon, recently
contributed a well written story for the
Grand Rapids Democrat, showing the shady
practices indulged In by attorneys who
work up cases. The scene of the story is
laid in a neighboring city and under the
names of Tarnish and Padlock, a well known
firm of attorneys, are unmercifully scored.
The first named partner being a political
magnate, drunk most of the time and the
second member of the firm a shyster of the
Congressman Whiting says that the ship
canal plank in the Muskegon democratic
platform was passed by men who knew
nothing about the matter and Congressman
Youmans says that the Cleveland Instruc
tions were unwise. These gentlemen who
criticise should remember that if any of the
positions taken were wrong that the case
with which the party shifts, as for example
on the silver question, will permit a modi
fication of these planks. A concentration
of effort will permit anything.
For pure, unmitigated cowardice, for
desertion of principle and confession of in
competency, the democratic party furnishes
a fine example in Michigan. The Grai d
Rapids platform in 1800 wherein the demo-1
cratic party declared for free coinage of j
silver and In less than two years at Muske
gon declare in favor of Cleveland, a mono
metalist, for president, and ignore the
monetary question with a view to concen
trating their forces on the one idea of free
trade. The American people like a stand
squarely for principle, or at least a party
that knows if it wants free coinage .one
year and are opposed to it after two years.
Why was It necessary to change positions?
The Board of Education, pursuant to a
petition of the requisite number of tax pay
ers of this city, has . called a meeting of the
.persons legally authorized to vote in school
meeting, to be held in Odd Fellows' store,
on Main street, Wednesday evening May
18th, to vote on the question of erecting a
high school building, to be centrally located
and to raise money therefor, and for the
purchase of a school site In the third ward.
The polls will be open from 7 to 9 o'clock,
the vote to lie by ballot and a poll list to be
used as In city elections.
To us, tills action of the Board of Educa
. tion wems to be In harmony with the just
requirements of the school district. A
school meeting should be conducted in such
a manner that the unbiased wish, the de
liberate Judgment of the tax payers as to
that which will be for the promotion of the
best Interests of the people, may be secured.
If, as there should be, there is at this
meeting a full attendance of those who by
law are entitled to vote on this question, it
does not seem to us there can be the least
danger that the action will not be in har
mony with the demands of the hour, and
the result promote the growth and prosperity
of our city financially, socially and intellec
tually. It is conceded on all hands that the school
population of the district is In excess of the
seating capacity of our school buildings by
not less than 250, and that constant applica
tions for admission to our schools on behalf
of those who bare a legal right to demand
admission thereto, have to be refused for
the reason that there Is no room for them.
And that is true in all the several grades.
That this should not be Is too plain to admit
of argument It follows that additional
school facilities must be immediately pro
Tided. The question Is, how can this be,
done in thfl mnnt iwnnmlral mannAr rnn.l
ftistent with the present wants and future 1
demands of the people of the district
School houses once built and properly
constructed will be available for many
years, and in locating them care should le
taken to place them where they will be
quiet easily accessible and free, as far as
may be, from all contaminating influences.
As a whole, the school buildings thus far
erected In the district have been well l-cated.
That they have been, all of them, properly
constructed, is not so certain, and In the
construction of those to be built great care
should be exercised. The panTury condi
tions 6hould be as near perfect us possible,
ancf as far as practicable, the buildings, es
pecially those designed for the use of the
older scholars, should be so constructed as
to secure the pupils from repeated journeys
up and down long flights of stairs.
The pending proposmon provides for a
school building for the higher grades, to be
two stories high, to be artistically and at the
s me time economically built, and to be
so arranged that each grade will do all its
work on the s.inie floor, a change that will
be more than a blessing to our daughters who
are ji these grades and save more to the
lax payers in physician's bills in the next
ten years than the building will cost, to say
nothing of the untold misery and suffering
to which our daughters are subjected by the
use of the present high school rooms. These
are facts, the truth of which is only too ap
parent on every hand, and against the con
tinuation of which every instinct of parental
love and filial devotion most earnestly pro
tests. The schools of Owosso have a nation wide
reputation for efficiency and the highest
culture, and yet, only a baker's dozen or so
of foreign scholars are this year enrolled in
all departments, and less than half of them
In the higher grades. The reason for this
largely exists in the fact that the high
school building is so constructed as to en
danger the health of pupils. This Is attest
ed by the fact that the foreign scholars la
the Corunna high school are largely in ex
cess of those in our high school, while the
rank of that school falls far below that of
ours. The Corunna building is of the model
proposed for the new building in Owosso.
And if a building is built here on the plan
submitted to the meeting on Tuesday even
ing, there is no possible doubt that the at
tendance of foreign scholars In the higher
grades would be so largely increased as to
perceptibly reduce the taxation necessary to
maintain our schools. And not only that,
but as is the case in Ann Arbor, wealthy
citizens in adjacent parts of the county who
have children to educate, would be attrac ed
to and locate in our city on account of the
educational advantages afforded, Its sanitary
conditions, the beauty of Its homes and the
elegance of its churches. This class of citi
zens it is extremely desirable to interest in
and attract to our city, and in no way can
this be so successfully done as by offer
ing to them for their children superior
educational advantages. And yet more
important than that, is the fact that
many of our citizens are young mechanics
with children in their homes to be fitted for
the future duties, responsibilities and possi
bilities of every American citizen, and who
in the vast majority of cases will enjoy no
other educational advantages than those
furnished by the schools of the city. These
citizens are surely interested in pushing to
the highest practical standard the educa
tional advantages offered by our free school
system, which is and ought to continue to
be the wonder andthe admiration of think
ing men and women world wide.
W. F. Gardner has the exclusive salo of
the Spot Cash brand of flour that Lawrence
& Son sold. lie Is selling it for 55c.
The spring meeting of the Alma Driving
Park Association at Alma. May 25, 26, and
27, is sure to be a grand success. Not with
standing the heavy rains the track is in
speeding condition and several horses in the
state are already entered. The D. L. & N.
and the T. A. A. and N. M. railroads will
sell round trip tickets at one and one-third
List of letters remaining uncalled for at
the Owosso post office for th week ending
May 7, '92. Allie Jones, Mrs. Levina Gool,
Emmett Long, Mrs. Rose E. Welch, J. F.
Williams, Mary Russell, May Oliver, Alice
Jane Donely, Mrs. Eva C. Craft W. II.
Bashford. Manivel D. Bechtel, T. G. Colley,
A. Crawley, Edward Downey. Foreign:
James E. Capman.
During the freshet last week a blue boat
named "Bluebell" was washed away from
the premises of Albert Todd. lie offers a
suitable reward to any one who will return
same or give information leading to its re
All our 25c straw hats go at 20c this year.
A. W. Trlndle, 120 Exchange St.
Ladies: I am located at 427 E. Exchange
St. and ready to do all kinds of dress mak
ing. I cut all kinds of capes, skirts, and
the new seamless waist; also the French
princess dresses. A call solicited.
A good, willing pony for sale; qu Ick and
fit for ladies to drive; good roadster, Sound
in every way. Weight about 800 lbs. No
reasonable offer refused.
1 East End Oliver St.
CORRECTED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING.
Butter.per lb... f .16 f .18
Eggs, per doz 13
Potatoes, per bushel 18 to 30
Oats, perbusbel 30
Wheat, red 80
Wheat, white 80
Buckwheat Flour 2.40 per cwt
Deans, per bushel 60 1.30
Apples per bushel 68 75
Onions, per bushel 60 75
CAPITAL. $100,000, SURPLUS, $10,000.
D. M. Estey, President.
E. Salishury, Vice President.
A. D. Whipple, Cashier.
C. S. Williams, C. E. Rioley,
J. II. Calkins, E. Salisbury,
D. M. Estey, E. A. Gould.
W. A. Woodard.
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST
Paid quarterly on deposits.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TO RENT
Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold.
Bank open from 0 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. and
every Monday evening from 6 to 8,
tJ. L. STEWART & CO.
N. A. FINCH, - CASHIER.
HfDo a General Banking Business.
CBTDraw Drafts on all parts of the world.
UTMoney to loan on real estate securities.
BFBy our European Bank Money Order
System payments arc transmitted to he
very house of the tecipient abroad, free of
charge, taring him the trouble and expense
of collecting a draft
SPECIAL FOR ONE WEEK.
50 Parasols at 89c )
'50 Parasols at 81.49 )
-:. FOR CASH :-
Inspect the Bargains in
DRY GOODS and CARPETS.
FOR TWO WEEKS,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, MAY 14, AND GOOD
TILL SATURDAY, MAY 28.
D. M- CHRISTIAN'S
Having decided to remain in Owosso, and to establish the
the head office oi the
.COLES' ELECTRIC CASH REGISTER CO.
Here, we have decided to use one side of our store for office
and show-room and to continue the jewelry business on the
As we will not be depending on the large profits asked by
other dealers, necessary tojrun their business, we will give our
customers the benefits. We will sell you anything in
Watches, Clods, Jewelry Silver-Ware, Optical Goods
at just a small advance above wholesale cost. This means a
saving to you of from 25 to 40 per cent. Alway cast an eye
on our window for bargains.
We make a specialty of fine Watch and Clock Repairing,
AT COLE'S JEWELRY STORE
SPECIAL CASH SALES!
WATCH THE BULLETINS
I0IMY and SATURDAY,
Until Further Notice. Watch Them. They Will In
Is the name given to Keifei's Addition and all remaining lots
and land in this plat, about GO acres, will be offered to the
public THURSDAY, MAY 2G, on the ground, at their own
price. 9 lots on Main street and 20 lots on Cleveland Avenue,
which divides the east and west half of plat. Land by the
acre i l quanities to suit purchasers.
All This Land Will be Sold, WithouLReserve.
ALL 0 S AND LAND FRONT ON A 4-ROD STREET.
TERMS OF SALE, $20 down on lots, balance, $5.00 every
three months, until paid.
Land by the acre, down, balance to suit purchaser. 7 per
cent interest on all sums unpaid. Three per cent off for cash.
Good, approved notes taken for first payment, payable in
five months, without interest if paid when due. .
JOHN KEEPER, Prop.
WE'VE GOT 'EM!
AND WILL OPEN, SATURDAY, MAY 14,
100 .Yards Imported Dress Ging
hams worth 25c, is what we mean,
but as we bought them at 60c on
the dollar, so can you.
So 12c being half of 25c, is our
price until aii are gone.
CASH FLYER SALE
AND VOTE FOR YOUR CHURCH.
KIMZ IUTCDCCTIHP D
UUIVIL IIM I L.I1L0 1 IIM
$1.50 Lace Curtains at - - 72c
60c Bedford Cords at - - - 39c
75c Unlaundried Shirts at - 49c
Genuine Peerless Warp COLORS,
TO REDUCE STOCK!
For the Next Sixty Days I Will Sell
FOR CASH, 1-4 OFF FROM REGULAR PRICE,
The Following Lines of Kid Shoes:
Croxten, Wood & Co., Philadelpnia, Pa.
Gray Brothers, Syracuse N. Y.
Ross, Lewis & Pifer, Rochester, N. Y,
Drake &, Bennet, Rochester, N. Y.
Allison Boot and Shoe, Co., Canister, N. Y.
Cutler, Lyons & Field, Springfield, Mass.
All Other Goods Sold at Lowest
Repairing a Specialty.
E: L. BREWER
The Deering Junior Steel Binder.
The Deering Binder Wears the Longest, has
the Greatest Capacity, Never Chokes or
Misses a Knot, Uses Least Twine.
reeling Mowers. Deering Binder Twine.
For Sale by
J. -:- J. -;- KNAPP,
Also fine CARRIAGES AND CARTS.
TO MAY 21,