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THE CLIO MESSENGER
Volume IX. Numbei 48 Clio, Michigan. Friday December 29, 1916 $1.00 A Year in Ad vane. MILK MEN MEET FOB GENERAL CONFERENCE CREAMERY COMPANY AND PAT RONS COMPARE VIEWS General Manager De-rt sav that Milk Must be Bought Right or Factory Will Cloae Gentral Manager Deaert and General Superintendent Cobane of the Detroit Creamery Company, met the milk pro ducers of this aection in a meeting hdd at Grange Hall Thursday afternoon, and stated the terms on which the com pany would continue to buy milk during the coming year, also stating that un less the company cuuld buy the milk on terms which would enable them to op erate at a reasonable profit they would have no alternative but to close the local condensary. The terms which the company would be willing to make were as follows: a fiat rate of $1.70 cents, the season through, for milk de livered at the factory, or the prices paid by the cqeese factories for milk on what is known as a 10. lb basis and taking the Wisconsin price as standard, or a price based on the Elgin butter market, plus 3 cents. Mr. Desert stated that the local factory had not paid the company anything during the present year, but that they had not ex pected that it would and were satisfied if they if they could about break even in establishing the business. He also stated that it had been the intention of the company to spend about $15,000 the coming season in improving the factory but that this matter would have to be deferred until its relationship with the farmers of this locality had been set tled. Mr. Desert said that the milk produced in this section, as a general, rule, was not up to the standard re quired for the Detroit retail market and that it was necessary to buy it on a manufacturing basis. Following the talk by the creamery officials, the farm ers held a general discuss9on of the matter but decided to defer action until after the meeting of the Milk Produc ers Association of Eastern Michigan which is being held in Detroit to-day. This meeting is called for the purpose of establishing a price for milk in the various localities that are represented and will be attended by I. R. Acheson for the local association. Mr. Acheson will make his report to his constituents at a meeting to be held in Grange Hall next Wednesday afternoon at which time it is expected definite action of some kind will be taken. The Messen ger would sincerely regret seeing the new condensary closed, being as it is a source of pride and profit lo the com munity, and hopes tbtt a Spirit of con filiation will prevail and that a set'.le ment fair to both tides will be arrived at. Masonic Temple Association The annual matting and election of officers of the .Masonic Temple Asso ciation of Clio will be held in the parlors of the Temple next Tuesday evening. Business of importance will come before the meeting and the attendance of all membersr is specially rejuested. Let every member make a note of this and plan to be in attendance. County Agent Resigns After nearly a year of exceptionally faithful and efficient service as county agent and probation officer, our fellow townsman, W. R. Hopkins, has sent his resignation to Gov. Ferris, the same to become effective as soon as his sue essor m appointed and qualifies. Mr. Hopkins has made an ideal officer, al ways doing his best for the unfortunate boys, girls and men who have been committed to his charge and on his re-, tirement will have the undivided respect and best wishes of the judges and other officers with whom he has worked. Mr. Hopkins recently bought two resi dences in Flint and expects soon to en gage in a general real estate business. M. P. Church Notes Services will be held at the M. P. Church next Sunday, morning and even ing, at the usual nours. Sunday School and Christian Endeavor meeting also as usual. The pastor's sermon in the morning will be preparatory to the evangelistic services which will begin next week. Insurance Notice I will be at Huyck's drug store every Saturday during the month of January to receive premiums due the Genesee Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company. It B. S. Jennings. Obituary be km AN of Clio and vicinitv have 1 been saddened in an unusual degree ' during the past week through mtelh- , gence of the death of Bradford M. Bee- which services will continue each eve man, who passed away at the residence i ning thereafter, and on Sundays, until of his daughter, Mrs. A. E Kelsev, in Jan. 22. Rev. Mr. Knowles comes to Saginaw, at ti:00 o'clock a. m. Sunday, I Clio with the highest recommendations bee. 24, 1916, of heart trouble. Mr. as a speaker and evangelistic worker Beeman had suffered from the malady I and will undoubtedly be greeted by which caused his death for nearly two , large audiences during his stay here. A years, but had been confined to his bed for a period of but four weeks. He was born May 10, 1841, at Phelps, N. Y , where he grew to manhood, and on the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Union army, serving his country with that faithfulness which was ever j characteristic of him and spending six weeks in Andersonville military prison. January 12, 1871, he was united in mar riage to Miss Mary Townsend, of Friendship, N. Y., and about 1877 came to Clio, where he remained an honored citizen for nearly or quite forty years. Mr. Beeman was an excellent citizen In every respect; industrious, public spirit. , ed and of inflexible integrity, and in the religious life of the community he had been for many years not only a leader but an honor to the cause he profersed. He was one of the founders of the M. E Church and years before its building was even contemplated he began the gathering of stones on his farm against the time when he foresaw the people would want a church of his faiih and when they would be needed in its construction. He was a generous contributor to the build ing fund of the church as he con tinued to be to its maintenance and support all of the remaining years of his life. He was a member of the first official board of the church, a posi tion he held without interruption, be ing an honorary member of that body at the time of his death. When the final summons came to Bradford M. Beeman it found him ready and the closing chapter was written of a life that measured up to the highest stand ards of manhood. Mr. Beeman is sur vived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Kelsey, two brothers: Newell Beeman. of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Zenas Beeman, of Brigham City, Utah, anu by three sisters, Mtb. Henry Chap-1 in and Mrs. John Dawe, of Fenton, Mich., and Mrs. Sarah Beach, of I Phelps, N. Y. Brief funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Kelsey at 11 o'clock, Wednesday morning, Rev. Frederick Spence officiating and the body was brought to Clio on the 12:45 P. M. jussenger train and funera' services were held in the M. E. Church, being conducted by Rev. E. C. C. Ben son. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery. M INTOSH Mrs. Sophrons Mcintosh died at the home of her adopted daughter, Mrs. John Daly, last Sunday morning, Dec. 24, 1910, following a short illness. She was born in Toronto, Can., Dec. 3. 1828, and was. consequently, past 93 years of age. When a young lady she removed from the place of her birth to Buffalo, X. V., and was there married to Wm. Mcintosh, who passed away twenty-eight years ago, and had been a resident of this vicinity since 1880. She was a woman of many excellent qualities, whose recollections, covering nearly a century, made her an interest ing companion, and will be sincerely mourned by all who knew her. She is survived by the adopted daughter, at whose home she died, and by a niece. Miss Anna Greig, of Buffalo, N. Y. Funeral services were held from the M. P. Church last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. W. Greene officiating, and the re mains were laid at rest in Pine Run cemetery. Card of Thanks To the kind friends and neighbors who lent assistance and extended sym pathy during the illness and at the death of our beloved mother and aunt, Mrs. Sophrona Mcintosh; to Rev. C. W. Greene, to those who sang and to those who acted as pall bearers, we would hereby make an expression of our heartfelt thanks. Mr. and Mrs. John Daly, Miss Anna Greig. Card of Thanks We want to thank our pastor, Rev. E. C. C. Benson, for his words of com fort, and the choir for the music so well rendered, and the many friends who contributed the beautiful floral offerings which covered the casket in the home, but was, by some mistake, carried on the train to Flint and later returned and placed on the grave. We would not forget the undertaker whose heart beat in sympathy with ours, out of respect for the departed loved one. Mrs. B. M. Beeman, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kelsey. Revival Starts Tuesday Kev. iiugn A. unowies, or inicago, assisted bv Prof. C S. Cadwallader, as vocalist, will open union revival services in the Auditorium next 1 uesday evening large chorous choir will be drilled by Prof. Cadwallader and the musical features of the meetings will undoubt ed be of the most pleasing and in spiring character. No expense has been soared bv the committee of the local churches to insure the success of these meetings and the public is most cordially invited to attend any or all of them. Horror at Capac Citizens of Capac were horritied, VVorlnojHav whpn t hf horlips of t.WO (Jrowned men were tuken from the res. ervoir whence the village draws its water supnlv. The bodies were those of two I ml ay City men who disappear ed from their homes about three weeks ago and were considerably decomposed, i Tho . . corning from the water ; ! lead to the draining of the reservoir j and the gruesome discovery followed. ' It is suspected the men met with foul play as the only means of entrance to the reservoir was through a trap door in the top. Tomkinson Reunion The fourth annual reunion of the Tomkinson family was held on Christ mas day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Tomkinson, of Clio, six members of the family being absent. After the business meeting a bountiful dinner was served. The out-of-town guests were Rev. and Mrs. H. J. Hescott and children, of Flint; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Tomkinson and son, Harold, of Grand Blanc; Miss Mary Tomkinson, of Davi son, and Miss Flossie Tomkinson, of Otisville. The following officers were elected: President, E. S. Tomkinson, secretary, Flossie Tomkinson. M. E. Church Notes Class meeting, 9:30 a. m ; sermon, 10 a m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a. m.; Ep worth League, 6 p. m., subject, "Be ginning AM Over Again, " leader. Mil dred Jewel; sermon, 7:00 p. m. The special union service will begin Tuesday evening at the auditorium. All are invited. The L. A. S. will hold their regular meeting in the church parlors Wednes day, Jan. 3, at two o'clock. Matrimonial Last Wednesday evening, at the home of Mrs. Wm. Miller, in Arbela, occurred the marriage of Mrs. Maggie York and Wm. Houghton, both of C io. Rev. R. J. Bartlett performed the cere mony, following which the happy couple immediately came to Clio where they expect to make their future home. Both Mr. and Mrs. Houghton are popu lar with a wide circle of friends all of whom will join in the hope that their wedded life may be blessed with health, happiness and prosperity. Wray K lump, of Clio, and Miss Grace Cooper, of Detroit, were united in marriage by Rev. C. W. Greene last week Thursday. Mr. Law is employed by the Detroit Creamery Company and has made many friends during his resi dence in Clio. The young people will reside for the present with Mr. Mrs. J. J. Rapley. and Special Magazine Offer We are making a special $1.40 offer of a year's subscription to the Messen ger and to three standard magazines. This offer is open to all new and old subscribers to the Messenger and you get $1.50 worth of magazines for only 40 cents extra. The magazines are all high-class and will make a valuable ad dition to the library of the home. We don't make a cent on these mag azines. The only reason we offer them to our customers is for the sole purpose of saving our readsrs money. It is our intention to give our subscribers the advantage we get from the mags zine publishers. It is for your benefit alone that we offer you these magazines at such a big reduction. Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Zeiter tendered a surprise Christmas dinner to their nieces, the Misses Mabel and Esther Alley, which was attended b; about sixteen guests. A very enjoyable time was had. Additional Local Mrs. Ida Bingham was entertained at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Eugene Boutwell, of Pine Run, on Xmas Day. Miss Anna Bodine visited her sister, Mrs. D. M. Hunter, of Saginaw, for the Christmas holiday. Mrs. William Zimmer received a fine 20 lb salmon as a Christmas remem berance from her brother , C. J. Gar land, of Seattle, Wash. The fish came in fine condition. Miss Erie Richards, who is a teacher in the Saginaw schools, is spending the holidav vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Richards. L. D. Lockwood. of Millington, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Clum , Wednesday and Thursday. The first named gentleman is a brother of Mrs. Clum. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morlev and son. of Elkton, Mich., spent a few days with the lady's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jenkins. Chas. Jenkins, who is a patrolman in Flint, has been off duty for the past week on account of a badly sprained knee. Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Eagan, of Flint, were in Ulio, luesday, Mrs. kagan at ! tending a meeting of Clio Hive, L. O. T. I M. M., of which she is a member. George Jenkins, of Grand Blanc, j spent Christmas with his brother, Charles, and family, of this place. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cully and family, of Detroit, are guests of J. F. Wirth and wife this week. Mrs. Iva Ammerman, of Cranbrook, Alberta, visited her aunts, Mrs. Ida Bingham and Miss A. Bodine, Thurs day last. Mr. and Mrs. George Vincent, of Vienna, are the guests for a few days of Mr. and Mrs. Judd Gray, of Birch Run. Lloyd Ayliffe, of Flint, was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ayliffe, Wednesday. Mrs. A. B. Hathaway has been quite ill during the past week but is now somewhat improved. .Stevens Hopkins is home from the Northwestern Dental College, at Chic ago, to spend the holiday vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hop kins. Clio L. O. T. M. M will hold a spec ial meeting next Tuesday afternoon for the transaction of important business. The attendance of every member is specially requested. The Masonic school of instruction held in Clio last Friday evening under the direction of Rt. Worshipful Grand Lecturer F. M. Gilbert, of Bav Citv. was well attended and the grand lec - turer was very complimentary concern ing the manner in which the ceremonies were conducted. W. C. Knickerbocker, of the faculty of Kansas Agricultural College, arrived in Clio, Saturday night, for a holiday visit with relatives. He will return next week Tuesday. Walter says that while Kansas is known as the cyclone state, the inhabitants declare they have never known one to happen there. A box social held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bingham, Wednesday evening, for the benefit of the Young Men's Brotherhood of the M. P. Church, was largely attended and very enjoy able. The pleasure of the event was heightened by the fact that the young people made the trip in sleighs and par ticipated in various games after their arrival. A fund of $17.00 was netted for the brotherhood. To accommodate students who may enter the Mt. Pleasant Normal, Jan. 2, five courses are offered in the following lines of work: arithmetic, algebra, ag riculture, botany, bookkeeping, draw ing, English, literature, grammar, ge ometry, history, hygiene, manual arts, music, physical training, physics, physi ology, pedagogy, psychology, penman ship, reading, rhetoric, and rural sociol ogy. Jan. 2, 1917, will be a good time to enter the Central State Normal School at Mt Pleasant, Michigan. We are unable to publish a list of the merchants of Clio who will close their stores at 6:00 p. m. after Jan. 1st, but are assured that several will do so. The editor and family are under obli gation to the ladies of the W. C. T. U. and the M. E. Aid Society for tenders of aid following our recent loss through the fire. We are deeply grateful for these exhibitions of good will and help fulness, but we are so sensible of the fact that there are many others in worse circumstances than ourselves and that the organizations named have urgent need for every dollar they can raise, that we are going to return the funds so generously sent us and ask the ladies to accent our thanks, which art as sJnessv ss though we kept the money for ourselves. Ed. Smith's condition continues to improve slowly but surely following his recent severe illness. Postmaster Jones gave the employes of the postoffice a pleasant surprise. Christmas morning, when he made each of them a little gift indicative of his good will, making the various pre sentations in verses of original compo sition. It was the postmaster's turn to be surprised when Glenn Williams, on behalf of the employes, presented him with a fine lunch basket and thermos bottle. Splendid Concert The sacred concert given by the Evangelical Orchestra, of Flint, at the union service at the M. P. Church, last Sunday evening, was a delightful af fair and was attended by a very large audience. The selections were fine without exception and the whole pro gram is said to have been equal to that given by any professional organization that has appeared here during past sea sons. Buell Lake Mr. and Mrs. Card Swarts are spend ing a few days in Detroit, visiting the former's relatives. Mr and Mrs. Samuel Pomeroy and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rogers and four children spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Millard Holden. All had a good time. Mrs. Ma R- Crawford and sons spent Christmas with relatives near Genesee ville. Mr. Ray Rogers is in Flushing visit ing his uncle, Henry Lester, who sus tained a broken leg a short time ago in a railroad accident. George Andrews is doing Gard Swarts chores in the former's abscence. Southwest Arbela Mr. Flint, and Mrs. James Morrison, of spent Christmas with her par-! ents. Ruth Nickless is spending her Christ mas vacation with her parents in Vas sar. Mr. and Mrs. John Loomis enter tained her father, Mr. Nervine, Christ mas. Maurice Hurd, who has been working in Arbela the past month, has returned to his home. Mrs. Elmer Murphy visited at Dou glas Coles' Friday and attended the Christmas at the Hub. The school had a Christmas tree and program, Thursday evening, which was well attended. The children all did ! we" Arbela Frances Schular is on the sick li-t. George Hill has a new cutter. The Gunnet school is closed for a two weeks vacation and the Pinkham for a week. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lurvey and fam ily spent Xmas at her sister's Mrs. Martin Norton. Mrs. Atkins and daughter Lottie are visiting friends in this vicinity. Mr9. Wm. Miller is spending a few days in the neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Currier entertain ed for Xmas, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Monroe, Arthur Currier and friend, of Saginaw, and Geo. Vannest and sun, Jay, and family. A number from this vicinity attended the Xmas tree at the Chapel church Saturday evening. Carmin Collins' horse became fright ened Sunday and ran a short distance, breaking the cutter but not harming the occupants. North Thetford Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Galbraith spent Christmas with Mrs. George Brown and son, Sam. Mrs. Aloia Crawford and sons, Rob bie and Floyd, spent Christmas with Charles Crawford and wife, of Genesee. Miss Shirley Harmon spent Christmas with Mrs. George Bellenger. Thomas Bond's house burned to the ground, Tuesday evening. They did not save much; almost a total loss. Miss Effio Clou tier, of Saginaw, spent Xmas with her sister, Mrs. Kate Sheri dan. Mr. and Mrs Burt Leonard, of Flint, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leonard, Jr., and son Leo spent Christmas evening with Otho McDonald, wife and children. Mrs. J. Fedens spent Xmas with her daughter, Mrs. Withey, at Flint. Mrs. S. Snyder and son, Kenneth, I 9Pnt Christmas 1 George Barnum. with Mr. and Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beer, of Flint, are spending the week with his brother, Ernest Beer, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Neal Galbraith and children spent Christmas with Albert Brabazon and wife. Mrs. Claud Holden is on the sick list. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Denmark, of Flint, Elmer Garmersfelder, and Frank Seigrist, of Flint, spent Christmas with Theron Blackman and family, family. Mrs. Theron Blackman returned home from Flint, Saturday, where 6he visited friends for a week. Miss Mable McKeercher is spending the winter with Theron Blackman ami wife. Mr. and Mrs. Burton Leonard, of Flint, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leonard, Jr., spent Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Leonard, Sr. C. L. Manchester, of Flint, and Ray Crawford, of Toledo, spent Christmas with Rude Crawford and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Harmon spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. George Bellenger. Mr. and Mrs Ernest Beer and Peter McDonald and Mrs. Lizzie Lee spent Christmas with Arthur Newcomb and and wife, of Mt. Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cook and daughter, Mable, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Burdman and family, of Flint. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Holden spent Christmas in Flint with Mr. and Mrs. Burkman. Thetford Center Charles Reynolds spent Christmas with Sam Brady and family. Miss Dorothy Sanford, of Saginaw High School, is spending her vacation at home. Fred Geiger and wife are spending two weeks at the home of her father, Mr. Charles Gerwolds, of Columbiaville. Austin Cummings is ill with the grippe. Mr. and Mrs, Clay W. Wilber, and son Jimmie, spent Christmas with F. J. Wilber and family. Dr. Howard W. Geiger, of Bay City, spent Sunday and Christmas with hia parents. Edd F. Geiger, of Chicago, spent Sunday and Christmas with his brothers Fred and George Geiger and families, Mrs. A. M. Wilber and Mrs. Sanford spent Sunday at the home of F. J. Wilber, and Christmas with George Geiger and family. Fred Geiger and wife, Burna Reyn olds and wife, Louis Brady, wife and daughter, Beatrice, spent Christmas) with Mr, Charles Gerwold, of Colum biaville. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sammons and two children, of Columbiaville. and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hughes, and daughter of Petoskey, spent Saturday with Mr. Mrs. Verne Wilber. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beer, Peter Mc Donald and Mrs. Elizebeth Leo spent Christmas, with Arthur Newcomb and family, of Mt. Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beer and Mi. Beer's sister and daughter, Gladys, of Flint, are spending this week until afW New Year, with Mr. and Mrs. Ern it Beer. Mrs. Horace Scott is in Flint living with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Hill. George Pound and family, spent Christmas in Fenton, Mr. Pound return ed home Monday night and Mrs. Pound, Wallace and Ruth will spend this week visiting friends there. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Barker and sonsj spent Christmas with David Wing and wife, of Clio. Mr. John McDowell, spent Christmas with his daughter Mrs. F loyd Scott and famil. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scott, spent Christmas with Mrs Eva Cates and family. Otis Scott and wife, spent Sunday, with Leon Davis and family, of West Forest, and Leon Davis and family spent Christmas, with Otis S:ott and family. The Scratched Bishop. Talking of printers' blunders, Doctor Frodsham, lately Bishop of Norm Queensland, tells in his reminiscences, "A Bishop's Pleasaunce," the follow ing story: "At one time in Queensland them was a racehorse called His Lordship. Two telerrams, one relating to me and another to the quadruped, followed each other without break in the col umns of a local paper. To the best of my memory the agglomerate para graph read as follows: 'Bishop Prods ham is down with an attack of fever in Calms. His lordship la scratches for all svents.' "