THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1913
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By A. W. MACY.
HOW ONE FAT LORD COUNT
ED AS TEN.
The enactment of the law of
habeas corpus marks an impor
tant epoch in the progress of
civil liberty In England, and Is
regarded as one of the great
achievements of Charles the
Second's reign. Charles himself
did not want the law, but Just
at the time he was very anxious
to curry favor with the people,
and was afraid to oppose so pop
ular a measure. The friends and
foes of the act were pretty even
ly divided In parliament, but on
the final vote It was carried.
The manner of Its passage, how
ever, was both comical and Il
legal. While the voting was go
ing on a very fat lord arose and
asked that his vote be recorded
In the affirmative. In a spirit
of fun the clerk announced ten
votes for him, to accord with
his great size. They were so
recorded, and for some unex
plained reason the "error" was
never corrected. The strangest
part of it Is, the majority for
the measure was less than ten;
hence it would have failed of
passage without the fat lord's
extra votes. This is an Instance
where a joke was carried too
f-r to good purpose.
Ui.r vtiul : !:..!. !.v Josvplt II. Bowles.)'
GJ Ever notice how often
a discarded newspaper
is turned to the "Classi
fied Advertising" page?
Want ads are among
the most thoroughly
used columns of the
You can scarcely fail
of results when you use
a classified ad.
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You can buyn
ai: 1 never kuov. you have epont a cent.
Y.'o have the proof In our catalog and
,book "Silo Profits." Tlieso books show
how our silos Lavo boon
TESTES s TRIED
and found worthy. Our Agents furnish
theso books TREE. IUad thom and bo
convinced, liuy uu Indiana Bllo and
FOIt SALE II Y
T. L. CREENHOE
KLWKLL, (1703tl:i) MICH.
Edge-grained Red Cedar
Shingles at less than '
This is your opportunity
If in need of lumber for any
special work, barn material a
specialty, I will cut same to
I am still in the market for
you have to sell. Highest mar
ket price paid. Both phones.
George S an dell
Off fld ONLY
IS THE RECORD
But the Pigeon Holes Are
Full of Bills.
SIX WEEKS FrETROSPECI
Political Sparks Fly When the Sail
Inspector's Department Was Abol
ished Attorney General's Depart
ment Causes a Flurry Over Re
apportionment of Congressional
District Road Improvement on a
Big Scale Proposed.
BY J. W. HANNEN.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. IS. Although
the forty-seventh session of the Mich
igan legislature Is only about halt
over, only one law has been enacted,
the bill abolishing the state Inspec
tion department being the first to re
ceive the signature of Governor Fer
ris. Looking back over the last six
weeks the average citizen will won
der how It is that the legislature has
only one new law to its credit, after
the avalanche of bills Introduced in
the house and senate with such per
sistent regularity. The next few
weeks may bring about more prolific
results, indeed will have to if the
present session achieves what con
stituents expect of their senators and
Both house and senate have dili
gently considered bills of many kinds
and purposes and the pigeonholes of
committee rooms are stuffed full.
Many measures are similar in essen
tial provisions and from these it is
hoped that the merits of all bearing
upon one subject may be sifted out
and satisfactory measures formulated.
First Legislative Clash.
Coincident with abolishment of the
salt inspector's department came n
clash that aroused some bitterness.
It came when Governor Ferris asked
confirmation of A. T. Graham as t'nt
successor to State Salt Inspector
John IJaird, of Saginaw. The trouble
JAMES W. HELM E.
was inspired by reference in his mes
sage by Governor Ferris to the opera
tions of the department. The gov
ernor had explained In a letter to Mr.
Baiid that his information prompting
criticism came from State Dairy and
Food Commissioner Helme. Tliib
brought about an attack upon Mr.
Helme and the governor by Mr. Daird.
The latter in a letter to the governor
declared that he. was wroncfullv ac
cused. The result of the controversy
was the refusal of the senate to con
firm the appointment, but the con
firmation may be made this week.
The act to abolish the department
will take effect 90 days after adjourn
ment of the legislature and the ap
pointment is to fill the time until the
department legally expires.-
Blow to Reapportionment.
What may prove temporarily a body
blow to reapportionment of congres
sional districts in the state was de
livered by Deputy Attorney General
Dougherty when he gave an opinion
to Representative Catlin, chairman of
the house committee on apportion
ments, relative to the ratio of repre
sentation. The opinion, it is de
clared, If allowed to govern would
require such a rearrangement as to
make reapportionment nearly impos
Bible. Members of the house are
stirred up considerably over the opln
Ion and many of the most prominently
active prepared at onco to fortify
themselves for an attack on the opin
ion this week and to urge upon the
house to utterly disregard it. The
question is a constitutional one and
will delay this, one of the most im
portant propositions, to such an ex
tent as to compel an extension of the
session even beyond the length al
Good Roads Paramount.
The highway department has cut
out for itself and has had cut out for
it a plan which spells big business
during the coming year.' Senator All
swede, the recognized champion of
the trunk road proposition, is enthusi
astic and means to exercise his ut
most zeal to bring about a system of
state trunk lines that will be the pride
of the people of Michigan.
The senator Issued an open letter
to the people of tfce state, settlnr
rorth the value of the proposed line,
in which ho declares that the propos:
highways will do more to settle tl
waste lands of the state than ar.
other agency. The matter Is now r.
celving the greatest amount of :
tention from both senators and repr.
sentatlves and will soon be the su
Ject of official consideration.
The department is asking fo
$1,000,000 for the next two year:
campaign, plus $150,000 deficiency Li
and plus $250,000 as a starter on ti
proposed trunk highways. This maki
a total of nearly $1,500,000, a t Id
sum that looks big to the taxpayer
but the importance of the plan prj
posed is believed to warrant liber.1,
consideration and public approval h
After Telephone Companies.
One question which "comes home
to more homes directly, as well a'
to business institutions, than almos
any other at this time is that of ad
vance collection of telephone renta'?
The legislature proposes to take n
the matter with a view to prohlb!'
the collection of rentals before ser
vice is rendered. Representath i
Wood, of Jackson, is the author of e
bill which will be taken up this woo'
Registration of Music Teachers.
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tlon L. L. Wright Is the promoter of a
measure designed to provide for re?
istratlon and examination of musk
teachers and to prevent the employ
ment of Incompetent Instructors. Th
bill has been Introduced in the se.)
Liquor Bills Reported Out.
Representative Middleton, of Gen
esee, is the father of two liquor bills
which have been reported out. One
prohibits treating and the other the
use of screens or any other obstruc
tlon which will prevent a clear view
through saloons. The autl-treatlnc
bill puts it up to the proprietors ol
places were liquor is sold to prevent
one person purchasing a drink foi
another. For the first offense a fine
is provided and for the second offense
a heavier fine or both fine and ini
Legislation on these bills will be
watched carefully, as already both
propositions are regarded as steps
along temperance lines that will be
effective without the restrictions that
the more drastic laws Impose and
their consequent opposition.
The house committee on liquor af
fairs reported out favorably the bill
declaring void debts for liquor sold
over the bar.
By a vote of 57 to 32 the hou?r
authorized a committee to visit vari
ous cities in the state to confer wiU:
their commercial organizations rela
the to their views regarding Michi
gan's share in the Panama exposltior
in San Francisco. Representative
Dunn opposed the resolution on the
ground that It Involved an unneces
sary expense. He believed representa
tives of the commercial Interests ol
the state should come to Lansing for
the purpose named.
By a vote of 72 to 10 the steriliza
tion bill introduced by Representative
Odell in the house has been passed by
that body. This measure last session
was killed in the senate and passed
by a large majority by the house, but
sentiment has changed in the upper
body and it is now believed It will
successfully weather any opposition
in the senate.
The bill provides that Insane.
Idiotic, feeble-minded and habitually
criminal people confined in any state
Institution may be sterilized If it ap
pears that any hereditary taints shal
be transmitted by such inmates. Pro
tection is provided against careles
ness. This is intended to prevent th
operation of the law In case persons
are placed in state institutions to re
cover from mental breakdowns due to
nervousness or overwork.
The bill Is strongly advocated by
Representatives WThelan and McLach
lan, who are physicians. Earnest
support is also received from the statr
board of health, the Wayne County
Medical society and many prominent
Death of House Member.
The death Thursday of Representa
tive Joseph Greusel, of Detroit, cast
its pall of sorrow upon the legislature
Mr. Greusel died suddenly of Indiges
tion, after being in the hospital only
a few hours. He was one of the most
prominent members of the house and
was serving his fourth term. He was
the dean of legislative correspondents
and for 40 years had been political
writer in this state, most of the time
for the Detroit Free Press. He was
regarded as one of the most influen
tial and able in the legislature. As a
tribute to his memory the house ad
journed until Monday, and Speaker
Currle named a committee to accom
pany the body to Detroit The senate
also adjourned Thursday, but held a
session Friday morning to dispose of
some impending important matters
Little in the way of legislation was
accomplished last week. The Zach
Chandler Republican banquet and Re
publican convention; the Lewis Cas?
banquet and Democratic convention,
and Lincoln's birthday detracted from
the business of the session and most
of the members gave their attention
mostly to political considerations
rather than to the state's business.
This week the house and ' senate
have a heavy grist of work laid out
and' there will be definite action 1
order to catch up with pending leg!
Horseshoeing promptly attended to- Woodworking and Ke
pair as Ordered, A. OWEN, Elwell, Mich.
Ill f I
L. A. Carmen returned home from
jury duty Friday night.
Mrs. Kdd Winn was an Alma visitor
Floy Strublc of Shepherd returned
home last week. She was the guest
of Hazel Moblo for a few days.
L. A. Carmer returned to Ithaca on
Tuesday morning where he is serv
ing a jury.
N. W. Struble of Shepherd was in
town Monday on business.
Ktta Dunn and Jennie Myers of
Shepherd were the guests of Rev. X.
P. Brown and wife over Sunday.
They came to attend the special ser
vices. Claude McFarren having finished
his work in the Riverdale bank re
turned to his home in Shepherd last
Franklin Belknap and family are
living with his parents since their
house burned on the 8th instant.
Orlando Capin is very low with
heart disease and not expected to live
K. E. Mieras, singer, left Tuesday
night for his next appointment at
Rev. Brown was called to Elwell
Friday aitcrnoon to officiate at the
funeral of John II. Grant, from Texas,
deceased while visiting his daughter
Mrs. Pearl Mathcrson. Interment in
The special services at the Metho
dist church continue this week with
increasing interest and power. The
illustrated sermon for the children,
brought out a tine atctndance of child
ren and a full house again on Sun-,
day night, every seat was taken. E.
E. Micras of Grand Rapids is leading
the singing. The pastor is doing the
preaching. About thirty up to last
Monday had been at the altar.-
The funeral of Mary Urick Vande
mark was held in Riverdale church
February 8th, li13. She was born in
Pennsylvania in 1834 and was in her
70th year at the time of her death.
She was married fo James Vande-
mark in 1SC3 and moved to Michigan
in 1S78. They have always lived near
Riverdale. She leaves a husband 94
years of age, a son Henry of Alma
and a son Benjamin, who lived with
the parents. Interment at Riverdale
Charles Hicks, of Ferris, visited on
Thursday at the home of his parents
Mr. -and" Mrs. P. Hicks, left Friday
morning for Elwell. as he is taking
Miss Nettie Retell, of Riverdale,
visited with Mrs. C. A. Bolton the
lat of the week.
Miss Gertie Hoxic was spending a
few days with her grandparents Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Blair of Elma Hall.
Called on friends in town Tuesday
Miss Ruth Graham has returned to
her school work in Ithaca after spend
ing a few days at home.
Fred Fullerton. of Ann Arbor was
the guests of II. A. Clows the last of
E. Stuffs and little son. of Toledo,
are visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs.
Nellie Bogart has returned to
Grand Rapids after spending a few
days with her mother, Mrs. Hulda
Several Woodmen from here, at
tended lodge in Alma Thursday even
ing, and report a royal good time.
Our school is progressing nicely,
and we observed Valentine's day.
Howard Butler and wife have re
turned to Cedar Lake, after spending
a few days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ab Monks is quite ill at this
Merl Bogart is visiting friends in
Earl Butler of Ithaca is visiting his
son Thcron Butler, and calling on
friends in town.
Spencer Flanks of Lansing, has
rented his mother's farm and moved
his family here.
Philip Hicks had a narrow escape
while backing a load out of his barn.
He was forced to the floor, receiving
several bruises on the head, that ren
dered him unconscious for a time.
Miss Nettie Hanck, of Newberry,
is visiting her sister Mrs. Ines John
son. - A. J. Mulford and family visited
Mrs. John Klees and wife of Ferris,
Judge E. N. Chadwick of Alma was
an Elwell visitor Friday.
J. R. Hudson of Middleton was in
7I A 4- 7I imrr Full line Fresh and Smoked
iVieai iViarKei Meats. Highest Market Price
Paid for Hides. Choice Hogs and Beeves Wanted.
ED. HATH EWSON, Elwell, HicJi.
Elwell on Monday on business.
Miss Hazel Crandall is spending
the week in Detroit visiting friends.
Mrs. P. C. Collister is suffering
with the mumps.
The "Club" of Elwell held one of
its social functions at the home of
Art Murphey's last Thursday even
ing. The many friends of Mrs. Ralph
Olmstead will be pleased to know
she is getting along nicely and will
soon be home.
The elevator people left here on
Thursday. We understand they have
gone to Ithaca to work on the eleva
tor at that place.
Mrs. Laura Keyes attended the
teacher's institute, Monday and Tues
day. The party given at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Marion Fisher's last Thurs
day evening by their friends and
neighbors was enjoyed by all pres
ent. Cards and music was the fea
tures of the evning. Supper was ser
ved at a late hour after which all de
parted for their home.
J. P. Taylor attended the Demo
cratic State Convention as a dele
gate at Lansing last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hildebaugh
are entertaining friends from Fen
wick this week.
Mr. Ed Owens spent Friday and
Saturday with his family in Coleman.
Farmers of this vicinity arc greatly
interested just now in regard to the
All members of Rebckah lodge are
urged to be present at the next meet
ing, this Saturday night. Washing
ton's birthday will be observed, and a
general good time is expected.
The captain of the Rebekah degree
team Mr. F. E. French, is deserving
of a great deal of credit as he is put
ting every effort to make the team
one of the best in the county.
Floyd Davis, who has been con
fined to his home for some time is
able to be out.
George Crandall spent last week in
Miss Silva Crandall who has been
working at the home of Mr. W. C.
Pugsley's was taken sick with the
grippe and returned to her home on
The home of "Abe" Scott of Seville
township, five miles southwest of El
well, burned to the ground with all of
its contents last week.
The Elwell Elevator company have
secured Mr. W. M. Johnson of Wcid
man, Isabella county, whom they be
lieve is just the man they have been
looking for as an experienced mana
ger. Mr. Johnson has had ten years
or more practical experience in ele
vator business and has done the buy
ing for the past five years in Weid
man. He will take the position so
ably filled for the past few weeks by
Henry Schiff and assume control
about March first.
Our genial blacksmith, O. A. Owen,
will move his family from Coleman
as soon as a suitable house is ob
tainable. Mrs. J. H. Grant and son Leo, who
are spending a few days with the
family of Edd Mathewson since Mr.
Grant's funeral, own a quarter sec
tion of land in the dry farming dis
trict of Texas and Leo, who is now
twenty-one, will start soon for that
state, believing that what other young
men have done he can do in the de
velopment of the farm by scientific
Marlie Slingluff is somewhat under
the weather from a day spent in pack
Mr. I. F. Hilsingcr, who has al
ready put up six buildings in Elwell,
expects to build three new dwellings
this coming spring.
W. C. Pugsley's new resilience is
ready for the inside finish.
David Hole, our cast end black
smith, was an Elwell visitor Tuesday.
C. F. Renner made a business trip
Tuesday to Brcckcnridgc.
N. E. Saad attended a fox chase at
Wheeler Tuesday and greatly enjoyed
Mr. W. A. Marvin of Fruit City,
Missouri, visited with C. E. Aldrich
early this week.
Tunis Creech is home from Oregon
to help adjust matters regarding the
recently burned barn.
DAILY DIET AND
By DR. T. J. ALLEN
BREAD AND SKIM MILK.
' Skim milk contains little fat
the cream having been removed,
but It has all the other elements
of nutrition. There Is more
nutriment In two quarts of skim
milk than In a quart of oysters,
costing five times as much. With
bread to give bulk and exercise
for the teeth and a little fat, It
makes a very nutritious and In
expensive diet. Much cheese Is
made from skim milk, Including
the common cottage cheese.
We have 50 safety deposit hoxes in
our fire proof vault, which will ac
comodate your important papers, and
be always ready for your inspection,
at a rental of $1.50 per year
G. II. SLOCUM, J. M. EALY, J. R. HUDSON
P. C. COLISTER, Cashier
We are open and will pay
the highest market price for
Beans, Wheat, Oats and all
kinds of grain.
Our mill for custom grind
ing is in operation and we
are ready to turn out all
kinds of feed.
We have an ample stock of
Flour- Bran, ftladdlEngs,
Cotton Seed Rleal and
all Ednds of Mill Pro
duets at right prices.
now on hand.
Gleaners Elevator Co.
S Farmers General Hardware
HORSE BLANKET $2.00 to $8.00
Cutters, Cutter Gears, Whips, Brushes, Tie Ropes.
NEW STOUGHTON WAGONS
TOWER. RIDING CULTIVATORS !,
With extension axle. Attachments perfectly adjustable.
Come and examine it
BEST MICHIGAN COAL $4.50 TON
tnJ. G. PUGSLEY. EIiveDD, rjich.
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Hafer's Pure Food Grocery
r armors Phono 15. . Forest Hill, Mich.
Good quality broom 20o
2 1 0o Sacks host salt 15c
5 lbs. Extra quality crackers 35o
2 25o Packages Gold Modal Oats 35c
Flako-lVhito Compound, por lb 10c
10 lbs. Cloth Sack II. & E. Sugar .55o
Good canned Swoot Corn 4 cans 25c
10 lbs. Salsoda IQp
Get our special prices on Red Cap, Red Wing Flour;
Ask for Our Special Flour Club
The, Cash Store. Elvin, D. Hafer, PropV
ItECOIll) AVS. GET THE tBUSIJ4EfT
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