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J7HE NORTHERN TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 18, 1884.
NORTHERN TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1884. 4dd Fellow i. The report of Grand Sire Leech deliv ered to the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows Monday at Minneapolis congratulates the order on Its prosperity showing an increase of four grand lodges 189 subordinate lodges, and 11,875 in lodge' memberships during the year. The total relief reached $2,015,832.52, and the revenue $3,350,041,47. The Grand Sire takes occasion to condemn the ut terances of some journals of the order as breeding dissensions in a certain ex tent: and touching the Patriarchal Cir cle and Supreme Temple, timely views are expressed. County Fulr. The seventh annual fair of the Cheboy gan County Agricultural society will be held at the fair ground Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. Elsewhere in this issue we give the pre mium list, to which we would call the attention of all interested in the fair There is no reason with the abundant crops of all kinds this year, why this fair should not be made the most seccessful one yet held by the society. If the far mers will do their best to make it a sue cess by liberal contributions of their farm products for exhibition we will guarantee that the citizens of Cheboy can will do their share, by a liberal pa tronage, to make it a succeis financially ThA nfflcftra have bean taklnar donslder- able interest in it for some time past aad are doing all tney can to mane it s grand success, but with all their efforts rmlAflfl tkfiv are backed ur bv the farm- ers of the county, they eannot prevent it being a failure. Let all take hold de termined to make the fair a credit to Northern Michigan. Death of Mrs. Abram Allen. The following in 'regard to the late lira. Abram Allen, mother of Mrs. A. R. Thayer of this village, wo take from the Lansing Republican, published in the city where Mrs, Allen resided; During Monday the sad news became generally known to our citizens that airs, vesta A. Allen or this city bad pass to her final rest while tarrying at Bay View, near Petoskey, whither she had gone in the hope of regaining her brok en health. Mrs. Allen had been rradn- ally sinking beneath the attacks of a fatal disease, but her condition had not been such as to cause her friends imme dlate alarm. On Saturday, however, she became suddenly ill and passed away on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was born at Mendon, Monroe Co.. N. Y., in 1828 and was mar Tied at that town in 1848 to Abram Allen They removed to Oakland county Mich., in 1855 and to Lansing in 1S67, where they have since resided. She was the mother of three children. These were Mrs B. F. Hall, who resides in this city, Hit. A. R. Thayer, of Cheboygan, and Mrs M. J. Buck, deceased. Mrs Allei was a true christam woman having been an active member of the M. E. church for over forty years, and nev er tiring in her efforts to promote its caase and that of her beloved master. She was an active worker in several be nevolent societies, and in her connection with the W. C. T. U. had more than a lo cal reputation. She was president of the local society of that name and also ef the woman s foreign missionary so ciety, besides acting as secretary of the citv bible society. She held an official pssltion in the woman's monument as sociation, and was prominently identi fied with the grand work of the indus trial aid society. The funeral services will be held at the family residence on Grand street at Z o clock on Wednesday afternoon. Those Corn Hills, The Northwestern Lamberman, of Chicago, copies oir article in regard to the discovery of Charles Wilson, of Free dom towaship, of the evidence of corn being planted in early days in this sec tion, and comments ns follows: The discovery he has made suggests an interesting question in regard to tree growth in the northern part of the south ern peninsula. Nowhere la the country is there a more prolific and rapid growth of rock or sugar maple. It is likely that the remains of the old corn fields that Mr. Wilson has found is evidence that the forests in that locality have grown more rapidly than is genorally supposed. The corn hills spoken of are possibly the signs of cultivation in the days of the French missionary occupation in that region, when Marquette exercised he function of spiritual and civil dictator ever the Indian tribes thereabout. Corn hills are found in the woods all aloag the lake shcre from Cheboygan to Grand Traverse. The Indian method was to make a conical hillock, in the top of which the corn was planted. These "hills" were used for the same parpose yeir after year, and became so hard that the have endured to this day. Apple tres, yet in bearing, spindling up like forest growths, as if reaching for sun lisht and a free space in which to Hpread, are also still standing. How far back these agricultural and horticultural en deavors date It is impossible now to de termine. Often the corn hills are foind in little circular cleared spaces, devoid cf giaat tree growths, but often again they are scattered where the tall trees stand thickly. Viewing the subject in any historical light we may, it is cer tain that the prolific forests of the northwest counties of the lower penln Kula have developed very rapidly, show ing the adaptability of tli3 soil and cli mate of that region for .:co jjrDwth. SENATORIAL CONVENTION. Harmonious Action Enthusiastic Conven vntlon. Charles 11. Henry, of AuSable, Nominated on First Ballot. The , Senatorial convention for the Twenty-Ninth district met in Cheboy gan, accosdlng to call, yesterday, and was called to order in the ceuncil room at 10 a. m. Hon. Oscar Adams, of Che boygaa, was elected temporary chair man, and Thomas White, of Alpena, tem porary secretary. Upon motion, committees on perma nent organization and credentials were appointed by the chair. The committee on credentials made the following report: Your committer on credentials beg leaye to make the following report of delegates entitled to seats it this con vention: Ogemaw S. A. White. Iosco R. R. Gowenlock, Wm. M. Lock. Roscommon Dr. W. S. Washington. Oscoda George II. Hough. Alcona Hugh R. Morrison. Crawford 0. J. Bell. Gladwin -Stanley Turner. Cheboygan J. C. Wooster, Oscar Ad ams. Otsego A. J. Taylor. Alpena Thomas White, James A. Case. E. 0. Avery. Presque Isle Dr. James B. Patterson. We find that from Iosco county R. R. Gowenlock .holds the proxy of Wm.M. Leek, and would recommend that- Mr. Gowenlock be allowed to cast two votes for Iosco county. A. J. Taylor, E. 0. Avert, L. A. White, Committee. Report accepted and adopted. PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. The committee on permanent organi zations would respectfully submit to this convention that Oscar Adams, of Cheboygan, be permanent chairman, and Taomas White, of Alpena, be permanent Secretary. Report accepted and adopted. The following resolution was offered aid adopted: Resolved, That the order of business of this convention be as follows: First, the election of a candidate for this Sen atorial district. Second, the election of district committee. The convention proceeded to an in formal ballot for.'candidate with the fol lowing result: Whol number of voic -...IS Cnarles li. Henry - O. Palmer..'. 3 11.11. Woodruff f IS. O. Avery... 1 Upon motion, a formal ballot was then taken, resulting in Charles R. Henry re ceiving 14 and 0. Palmer 1. The following Senatorial committee for two years was then elected: Cheboygan Osear Adams. Presque Isle Herman Hoeft. Montmorency John H. Stevens. Alpena James A. Case. . Olseeo A. J. Taylor. Crawferd 0. J. Bell. Oseoda G, J. Heyt. Alcona Hugh R. Morrison. Iosco J. E. Forest. Gladwin C. C. Fonch. Roscommon n. H. Woodruff, Ogemaw 0. F. Honeywell. In response to a call, Mr. Henry, the nominee of the convention, addressed, the meeting, making a yory favorable impression. He was followed by the un successful candidates, all of whom cave assurance of a hearty sipport of the nominee, and all expressed themselves confident of the success of the Republi can ticket district, state and National. Charles R. Henry, the next state sen ator from the 29th senatorial district of Michigan, is a rising young man of northern Michigan, ne has resided at AuSable, Iosco county, for six years, is a lawyer by profession, and for four years prosecuting attorney of the county, two years president of AuSable village, and is at present a member ef the school board. This shows that his ability is appreciated, aad that where he is best known he has the full confidence of the people, A stranger to Cheboygan, and to most of the delegates, yet he lmpres sed all with whom he came in contact very favorably, and made many friends during his visits here. The citizens of the district will have an opportunity of getting better acquainted, as he pro poses making a thorough canyass of the district, aad from what we have seen of him we believe he is a gentleman that will improve upon acquaintance. After the convention adjourned the district committee held a meeting, eight members out of twelve being present, and organized by electing Oscar Adams, of Cheboygan, chairman, and A. J. Taylor, of Crawford, secretary. They decided as a basis of representation, in the next senatorial convention that each county be entitled to one delegate for each li votes cast and one for a fraction of C' votes ca9t, based on the vote for Gover nor at the proceeding election. Teachers Attention. Ter :ons intending to apply for certi ficates at next or any public examina tion are requested to notify the Secreta ry of the Board of Examiners of such intention 10 days previous to the exam ination. F. Shepherd Secretary. 2Tbtxt Store- PENNEY & FROST. We have now opened our store to the peo ple of Cheboygan and surrounding country, to whom we will be pleased to show our stock of Dry Goods. We will immediate ly add a full new line to our stock which will crive everyone an opportunity to pro cure anything they may need in the line of staple and fancy JJry Woods. We guaran tee prices will induce our friends to give us their liberal patronage. N PENNEY & FROST, Successors to Nelson & Ballon, 1 Cheboygan, Mich. I D warn Is necessary in these times of political ex citement. Every man should be sure footed and to be so it is necessary that he should buy his Boots and Shoes and those for his wife and family from A. W. WESTGATE & SONS, They have a full stock and many leading makes, among which you will find James Means' Men's S3 Calf Shoe. ; They are the authorized agents for Cheboygan. Stox Opposite UPostofS-c Will -A- XT 3D 0. A. Cl&Uagkis? 9 Is in the field as usual, with a complete stock of Mills id mm. He keeps the best assorted stock of Fancy and Staple Groderies in Cheboygan coumty, and makes a specialty of DAIRY and CREAMERY BUTTER Also keeps constantly on hand Green Vegetables and Fruits of every description. The WbII SampaigsL We are not in the political race but when it comes to STOYES, HEATING OR COOKING, Both for wood or coal, in endless variety, life Lead them All by a Large Majority.' HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE, the best assorted stock in Cheboygan, at . prices to suit the times. Builders would do well to call on us be fore purchasing and thereby save money, as we mean business. ', ' POST & TAN ARSDALE. Y i---