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THE OWOSSO TIMES.
EDMUND O. DEWEY. Editor.
Owosso, Mich., Friday, Dec. ie, 1898,
DEATH OF PROF. HICKS.
Assistant Chief of Division, Depart
ment of Agriculture.
From Washington Stiii
Prof. Gilbert H. Hicks, assistant chief
of the botanical division of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, died suddenly
Monday afternoon at his residence. No.
127 T street northwest. He had been
suffering from malaria, hut was not
seriously ill Monday morning, expect
ing to return to his work yesterday.
His death was due to heart failure.
Prof. Hicks was in charge of the seed
testing laboratory at the department
and had been in government employ for
a number of years. He was a native of
Michigan, and for many years occupied
a scholastic chair in the Michigan State
College at Lansing. He leaves a widow
and two children.
His associates in the agricultural De
partment met yesterday afternoon in
the office of Colonel Geddis, the chief
clerk, to take action touching the death
of Mr. Hicks. Colonel Geddis presided,
and made appropriate remarks. Dr. A.
C. True and Messrs. Dewey, Taylor,
Coville and Briggs were appointed to
draft resolutions, and latter submitted
a memorial, which was adopted, setting
"We, employes of the Department of
Agriculture, have learned with profound
sorrow of the death of our friend and
colleague, Gilbert H. Hicks, assistant
chief of the division of botany. From
the date of his appointments to this de
part ment (nearly Ave years ago) Mr.
Hicks bad tilled an office involving the
performance of important duties, and
had acquitted himself in such a way as
to receive universal approbation for his
scientific work and for his most valuable
survices to the department. During
these five vears of our associating with
him Mr. Hicks deservedly won the per
sonal esteem and regard of all with
whom he was brought in contact, and
especially of those who knew him best.
''We deplore his loss to ourselves as a
friend and co-worker, and to tho public
service as a most capable, efficient and
indefatigable officer, and tender to his
bereaved family in this time of their af
fliction our sincere and heartfelt sym
pathy." "I am instructed by the committee,"
said Dr. True, "to move the adoption of
this expression of our regret and sym
pathy, and also that an engrossed copy
be sent to the family of Mr. Hicks and
to the paper published at the Michigan
Agricultural College, of which institu
tion Mr. Hicks was a graduate. I would
be glad, Mr. Chairman, to make some
adequate expression of my own personal
feelings on this occasion, but 1 feel
wholly unable to do so. I enjoyed the
friendship of Mr. Hicks in r.ome rela
tions outside of the department work,
and was associated with him in some
duties not connected with the regular
routine of the department service. In
that way 1 came to know hint well, and
to appreciate him."
Dr. Erwin F. Smith also spoke and Mr.
M. G. Kaines, for himself and three or
four othere who had been students under
Mr. Hicks at the Michigan Agriculture
College, spoke of Mr. Hicks thorough,
patient and painstaking work as an in
structor and expressed their sense of
the loss of a personal friend.
The funeral of Mr. Gilbert H. Hicks,
assistant botanist of the Department of
Agriculture, who died Monday after
noon, was held Thursday at 2 o'clock
from the family residence, 117 T street
northwest. The services were conduct
ed by Rev. Stowell L. Bryant, in the
presence of a large number of Mr. Hicks,
friends, including the Secretary of
Agriculture and most of the chief of
divisions in that department, besides
the members of the bontanical division.
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hicks of Mich
igan, parents of the deceased, and bis
brother. Prof. Frederick C. Hicks of the
State University of Missouri, were call
ed to the city by .wire and arrived in
time to attend the services. The body
was taken to Glen wood cemetery. A
mong many other expressions of sym
pathy Mrs. Hicks bus received a very
appreciative telegram of condolence
from her husband's former associates at
the Michigan Agricultural College.
From the Corunna Journal.
Prof. Gilbert H. Hicks, oldest son of
Rev. ,H. W. and Mrs. Ellen A. Hicks,
was born in the town of Owoeso, Mich.,
Jan. 10th, lSl'l, and died suddenly of
hemorrhage of the bowels In Washing
ton. D. C., Dec. 5th, 1808, in the thirty-
eighth year of his age.
Prof. Hick's early education was re
ceived in the district schools and when
his father became pastor of the Metho
dist church of this city, in 1870, he
entered the high school and graduated
with honor in the class of 1870. He
entered Albion college in the autumn of
that year, where he spent two very suc
In the fall of 1881 he entered the em
ploy of the Mich. Central R. R. Com
pany, and was station agent successively
at Oakley, Chesaning, Grayling and
He resigned his position here in 1800,
and entered the Michigan Agricultural
College at Lansing, from which he grad
uated In 1802.
He taught in the college before and
after his graduation until January, 1894,
when he took I civil service examination
and entered the department of Agricul
ture, at Washington, D. C, and was
assigned to the seed' laboratory in the
division of botany. Here he wrought
indefatigably for nearly Ave years, and
won the esteem of all his associates and
the hearty approbation of the Secretary
of Agriculture, and the chief of his
His efforts in the important work of
elevating the standard of seeds had al
ready won wide recognition among ex
perts and other, both for its scientific
excellence and practical value, and his
future career gave promise of greatly
He was married Sept. 23rd, 1882, to
Miss Klva Ktschman. only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. 1.. Ktschman. of this city,
and to them were born two sons, aged
one and three years, respectively.
His domestic life was very happy in
deed, and his home life was a model one.
He was converted and united with the
Methodist church, during revival ser
vice held by his father, and was baptised
and received into full connection in the
church in this city by Rev. J. W. Craw
ford, D. D. and remained in the fellow
ship of the Methodist church until call
ed to his reward.
Governor and Burrows.
Gov. Pingree, in pursuance of his war on
Seuator Burrows, declares with a sneer tbat
he had been unable to find out what Bur
rows has done in congress, except to Intro
duce a bill in 1890 for a monument to Isa
bella of Spain, to be erected in Washington
as a memorial of her work in promoting the
discovery of America. The time was when
the country was absorbed in the Columbian
exposition at Chicago. In the interests of
that great fair we were seeking the good
will of all nations. The country recognized
especially the part that Isabella had in pro
moting the expedition of Columbus.
It is hard to answer a sueer. It is not
worth while to undertake It. If Gov. Pin
gree sincerely wishes to show the public
services of Senator Burrows, as he claims
In his declaration that only this bill to es
tablish a monument can be found, how does
it happen that be has overlooked the work
of Mr. Burrows in laying down the prin
ciples of legislation affectiug interstate com
merce; the first to do so in congress?
Why does he not mention the advanced
position In favor of river and harbor im
provements, and liberality in such appro
priations, advocated by Burrows year after
year? There is not a river or harbor on the
great lakes tbat does not speak for him.
It is onlv within a brief time that Gov.
Pingree has sought popular favor by attacks
on the railroads. A little research would
have showed him that 25 years ago Bur
rows was vigorously righting railroad ag
gressions and laboring for cheaper transpor
tation. Suppose the governor studies the question
of civil rights, looks up the record of 1875
when the Ku-Klux were terrorizing whole
communities, and see how Burrows came
to the rescue of the people in those sad
The governor has probably forgotten that
Burrows introduced and successfully chain
pioued the bill against polygamy; tbat he
was a successful advocate of facilitating
and extending the mail service.
The governor might remind the people,
or if he does not, the farmers still remem
ber, that it was Burrows who championed
and secured the passage of the bill which
put a stop to the swindles' perpetrated on
farmers by means of "patent gates" and
other patented devices which agriculturists
were inveigled into using only to become
victims of hordes of patent-right sharps.
Let the governor look up the tecord of the
Michigan state grange and learn what they
thought of Burrows for his great work in
It is need less to ask the governor to con
sider Senator Burrows In the light of an ad
vocate -a strong, convincing, successful ad
vocate of American labor and American
Industry. He will never point to what
Burrows has done to expedite legislation
on these subjects. You will never hear
Gov. Pingree tell of Burrows' work for the
McKinley bill. the Dingley bill, nor his work
against the Mills bill or the Wilson bill, nor
of bis long service for the Republican
party. Detroit Journal.
Bismarck's Iron Nerve.
Was the result of his splendid health,
indomitable will and tremendous energy
are not found where Stomach, Liver, Kid
neys and bowels are out of order, if you
want these qualities and the success they
bring, use Dr. King's New Life Pills.
They develop every power of brain and
body. Only 35c at Will B. Collins A Co.
Smith J. Rogers, of Lennon, reports the
following sales of Shropshire sheep: W.
F. Close, Byron, one yearling rani; C. S.
Bingham, Vernon, one yearling ram; B.
Calkins, Verittm, one yearling ram: W.
Schojb, Veiuou, one ram lamb; C. Valen
tine, Ovid, one ram lamb; A. M. Wells,
Howell, one yearling ram; M Butnian,
Saginaw, oue yearling ram; J. H. Slagbt,
Grand Blanc, one yearling ram, A J. Con
rad, Baucrott, one yearling ram; O. Sugdeu,
Bancroft, one yearling ram; A. Schoch,
Venice, one yearling ram; W. U. Horton,
Eden, Mich , one yearling ram; J. A. Perry,
Grand Blanc, one yearling ram; James
Bullemore, Venice, one yearling iaui;
Georgu Stewart, Grand Blanc, QM ram
lamb; R. S. Rudd, Vernon, one yearling
ram; E E Latson, Howell, oue two year
old ram; E. Dobson, St. Johns, oue three
year old ram; Mr. Smith, Durand, one four
year old ram; George Gansley, Ven
ice, one two year old ram; Fred Gansley,
Venice, oue ram lamb; John Haimon,
Judd's Corners, oue yearliug ram; Conrad
Bros., Bancroft, two ewes, W. N. Pierpont,
Mt Pleasant, two ewes; P. B. Reynolds
Son, Owosso,' four ewe lambs.
Are grend, but skiu eruptions rob life of
Joy. Bueklen's Ainica Salve, curts tl ni
alio Old, Running and Fever Sores, Ulcers,
Boils, Felons, Corns, Warts, Cuts, Briuses,
Burns, Scalds, Chapped hands, Chilblains.
Best Pile cure on earth. Drives out Pains
and Aebes. Oaly 25 cents a bjx. Cure
guaranteed. Sold by Will E. Collins A
I have a number of fine peeled cedar
posts seven and one-half feet, for sale at a
bargain Platt C. Ei.wcli..
Notice to Tax Paxpayers.
I now have the tax rolls for the several
wards of the city of Owosso for the collec
tion of the state, county and general city
taxes. I' p hi all taxes paid before Jan. 10,
185)9, no fee will be charged for collection.
but after Jan. 10. 1899, five per cent collec
tion fee will be collected upon all taxes and
placed in thn contingent fund. Taxes will
be received from eight a. m. until five p. m.
every day and on Saturday evenings from
six until eight o'clock, at the city hall, east
Main street. Stephrn B Pitts,
City 1 reasurer.
Annual Canadian Excursions.
Via Grand Trunk Railway
The Grand Trunk Railway System calls
your attention to its annual C inadlan ex
cursions which will be given on December
16lb, 17th, and 18th, 1898. Tickets to all
Canadian points, including points on in mi
line, Intercolonial Ry., between Montreal
and St. Johns, New Brunswick will be
sold at a single fare for the round trip.
They will be valid to return up to and In
cluding January 7tb, 1899. no tickets being
sold east of Pontine on the D. & M. Divis
ion and Imlay City on the C.-& G. T. Divis
ion. Attention of intending excursionists is
called to the long limit given on this cheap
excursion, offering an opportunity to visit
Canadian friends and relatives during the
holidays at cheap rates. The Grand Trunk
Railway will run three trains daily in each
direction, with Pullman sleepers on night
trains and parlor cars on day trains to all
prominent points. Tickets are optional go
ing and returning via Detroit or Port Hur
on and the great St. Clair tunnel. Rates,
tickets and Information may be had from all
agents of this Company and connecting
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