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Christmas, as wo had calculated, and hav
ing ordered a lino of
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REMOVAL NOTICE !
The Woodlawn Park Real Estate Office
Has Been Removed to
No. 102 S.Washington St., Owosso,
Over Cole's Jewelry Store, Cor. Main .St.
PRICES WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED FOR A
FEW DAYS MORE.
BUY NOW-BEFORE ADVANCE !
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NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY
Boots :& Shoes
I find that the people of Owosso
opportunity of buying
The " limbic Sixpence; " is what we want, and wo will leave
the "Slow Shilling" to our Competitors.
D. R. SALISBURY,
Open Block Corner, Owosso, Mich.
Great Bargains in Fine Stationery
AT THE TIMES OFFICE
OWOSSO. MICH.. FEB. 0. 1891,
and vicinity, appreciate 'the
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tapers cn Organize! Charities,
HV MKS. AI.11KUT TODD.
There Is a great tidal wave In this nine
teenth century that Is moving on with cer
tain directness to a grander civilization than
the world has ever known. For Christ and
for humanity, and "for humanity" Is the
thought which surges from heart to heart
until It breaks at the foot of the Great
The thou shalts and the thou shalt nots of
Mount Sinai have become "love God and
love thy neighbor," a living, active princi
ple In human affairs. . But in eplte of all ef
forts crime, poverty and disease still exist,
it requires no elaborate argument before
this club to prove that the highest impulso
of the human heart is that which impells us
to allcvlato suffering and comfort sorrow.
The only thought which need engage our
attention is how we may become a part of
this onward movement, how help to swell
the current rather than remain a shallow,
stagnant pool close to the shore.
The question before us this evening is
how best to afford relief to the needy ones
of this city, and if through the efforts of this
club, an organization for this purpose should
be formed we will have established as a
club, our rafxan d'etre. Our right through
practical use to our kind to exist.
Let our motto be K. Plurlbun Unum.
One society out of the many benevolent so
cieties and fraternities all working from one
common centre and not sectarian. Don't
let us have to stop and ask a man if he is a
Congregationalist or a Methodist, a soldier
or a Jtason before we ask him if he is hun
gry. In unity there is strength.
1 do not think this society should be under
government, either national or municipal.
It should not be a corporation, but a co-operation
of human hearts and sympathies.
From a Nationalist point of view, Count
Rumt'ord's success in Bavaria and the broad
and comprehensive plau of the so-called
German Colonies under the German Govern
ment for the prevention and relief of pau
pers Is worthy of consideration.
The audacity of Gen Booth's schemes fas
cinate us, his past successes amaze us, this
building of a church militant out of the hu
man refuse, which other churches regard
with blank daspalr, the outcome of which
no man can see.
Out of my own researches and thought I
am able to offer no more practical sugges
tion for a definite organization than were
presented to us by Dr. Conover at a previ
ous meeting. His plans and suggestions
modified by conditions and needs which may
arise, peculiar to this city, recommend them
selves to us for various reasons. But most
of all by the past that they have proved suc
cessful. Our flourishing, booming city has been
extremely blessed with neither poverty nor
riches, made up mostly of comfortable but
small homes and wage-earners whose in
comes and exjenditines are about equal.
(The best class of citizens a city could possi
bly have). We are a thrifty city and actual
destitution is still rare enough to make it
possible to meet wants that are made known.
When through the sickness, death, lack,
of work, or wor.se still, drunken habits of
the bread winner, suffering comes, there
are many kind hearts glad to help. By a
joining of hands throughout the city vc can
form an electric current of sympathy with
telephonic center at the common center of
the organization and much good may be ac
complished. Being of the opinion that both Mrs.
burn and Mrs. ParklU will serve you with
two good, honest pounds of cure 1 would
like to offer you the omen of preventation.
It Js not so much the needs of the present
city of Owosso with its ten thousand inhab
itants, but rather of the future city, with i s
twenty or thirty or forty thousand inhabit
ants according to the power of your own
imagination, that 1 would speak. Now, at
this very present time it is the powur and
privilege of the present citizen to decide
in a great measure what the future citizen
Although the laws of heredity and en
vironment are the cause of the greatest, part
of the woes of mankind they also make pos
sible their alleviation.
The lath century reading of the ten com
mandments are not only "Thou shalt not
murder and thou shalt not steal," but "see
to it that thy neighbors' children and great-grand-children
do not murder or steal."
It is an established fact that a great por
tion of tho miseries of this world arlso from
disregarding the laws of health and moral
ity. Knowing this it is our duty as citizens
to aid and encourage those institutions such
as the churches, schools, the Y. M. C. A.,
and I might add, the Economic Club, which
seek the elevation of the people, morally,
socially and Intellectually.
As a city wo must look to it that our san
itary conditions are perfect. Pure water,
good sewerage, rigid quarantine and a thor
ough knowledge of health laws instilled in
to the conscience of every child of the com
ing generations will give us the promise of
the sound body without which wc cannot
long have the sound mind.
The putting of our hand into our iocket
at every appeal or the totting out of a
square (more often a cubic) meal to a
tramp is a self qualification and though
it gives us a comfortable glow of benevo
lence is often the making rather than the
relieving ot paupers, necessities supplied ex
ertions cease; even the busy bee fails to lay
up a store of honey in the land whero sum
If we could awaken in an oyster the desire
to learn to read we would hope soon to make
a man of him. If out of pure love he
should try to awaken the same desire in the
oyster on the rock next to him, wo would
know that ho would become a man. The
truths ot evolution aro strongly impressed
upon us, but It is a good way up from the
orlglual oyster to manhood. Darwin has
erected a ladder in his mind by which the
oyster may climb if he wants to. It takes
a few hundred thousands of generations,
may be, but the facts remain, and all we
want Is facts.
When a man can sleep under a tree as
well as a roof, when he can get his daily
bread by picking up the bannauas which He
wasting on tho ground, when he has no
winter to provide for, it seems as though be
could not be roused to the energy and ac
tivity which belong to our modern idea of
manhood. So soon ns luxuries become ne
WHOLF NO. 566
cessities, so soon does the work of man come
as a saving element In his discipline.
A paper collar or a stove-pipe hat upon a
South Sea Islander may be but a visible to
ken of his conversion, a searching for some
thing better than he has known. It seems
as though the first thing to be dono Is to in
fuse into a man's consciousness the fact that
he is capable of the higher enjoyment and
nobler life which tho best men of our times
have attained. The more this thought be
comes the living thought of a community the
less become the necessity for an organ
ization for alms giving.
Wo hear so often the fact bewailed that
our churches cannot reach our poor. In
general let a man respect himself and his
God enough to become an attendant at a
church, the Lord takes care of him by fitting
him to take care of himself and he soon
takes his place among the better class of
citizens, so that really we cannot have the
degraded poor of us though he may be
Work Is a divinely sent antidote for most
of the evils of this lifj. Though it may not
always cure it seldom fails to alleviate. If
a man will not work neither shall lie eat.
Nature is a stern mother to her children and
does not spare tho rod in teaching them this
wholesome lesson. It Is as foolish for na
tions as for individuals to run counter to
natural laws and though punishment may
be delayed it will assuredly come sooner or
later and our punishment Is upon us. A
vast army of tramps preambulate the coun
try, working south In winter and north in
summer begging and thieving they wander
from community to community, careless of
the future, demoralized and degraded spec
imens of humanity. Besides these there
are crowds of men out of employment for
various reasons and through their idleness
becoming necessarily a dangerous class of
citizens. Now It seems to mo that the city
or nation can better afford to furnish work
for these Idlers than to support them as
criminals. As one suggestion could n6t our
city be cleared of mud and Idlers at the same
time by judicious management.
We know that all work and no play will
make the coming Jack a dull boy. Walter
Besant in his "All Sorts and Conditions of
Men" made a strong plea for the class who
earn Just enough to keep the wolf from the
door and to whom life becomes a "dein'd
demnition grind". The whole book is a
sermon "The necessity of pleasure, the de
sirableness of pleasure and the beauty of
pleasure." Ho builds in imagination a
Palace of Delight for the joyless people of
East London, which has materialized into
the People's Palace of which the January
Cosmopolitan gives a fine description.
It is said that all roads lead to Home. I
believe that If my paper had been upon
Free Coinage or Darkest Africa I should
have contrived to reach tne point where 1
now am, the desirableness of pleasure. Be
ing one of the silent majority who arc to be
scon but not heard 1 have never had an op
portunity of presenting an idea which has
grown with my growth.
While wc have been looking out for the
health education and morals of coining gen
erations we have done nothing to make sure
future pleasure. Here is an opportunity for
immortality that soon will be lost. You
have all noticed how fast the shady walks
and lovers lanes of the beautiful groves in
and about our city are being converted into
city lots upon which are crowded little
houses painted yellow with a square win
dow in the gable end towards tlie ttreet.
They represent homes, the sweetest thought
in the human heart, but they are In the
wrong place. Do you know that even now
there is no place for the vast crowds of
young people to walk but Oak Hill, think
of being positively obliged to court your
best girl over a tombstone, or worse yet,
your second wife under the weeping willow
that shades your first wife's grave. Must
the children's teeth be set on edge because
the father likes sour grapes. Next Sunday,
after a good sermon and dinner, take a
stroll over the city with fhis thought In your
First then' Is the lovely grove- alout the
Second Ward School anil it seem desecration
that a single one of the beautiful trees
should be cut down. We could not grow
them in many generations. Central Park
has nothing liner. Then look at the grove
about the Fourth Ward school, can money
replace It after It is gone? Think what
can be made with gravel walks, electric
lights, bands discoursing sweet music, and
seats beneath the shade for talking age and
whispering lovers made. Then go down to
the river and follow its bank and try to im
agine a Kiverslde Park, with a grand grav
elled drive from Washington street to Oli
ver. Tills may bo impracticable, but with
modifications I don't believe the bright spots
of our Indian camping grounds an; vanish
ing. The gift of .rl0i by the council for
tho beautifying of La Fayettee Park shows
that the proverbial thought pebble has Ikkmi
dropped. It was my grandfather who g.-.vc
that square of ground. La Fayette Park as a
breathing place in the heart of our city.
See to it that future children have illuslri
ous grand parents to remember.
A man may not bo able to choose his
father and mother, but he can see to it that
his descendants have ancestors of whom
they are proud.
UY MILS. JAM. OSOLKN.
In olden times the work of charity was
unorganized. Each gave as his feelings
prompted, the charitable worked without
any common plan. As a rctfult, the un
worthy secured the alms distributed. The
deserving poor who shrink from public gaze
and refuse to make their wants known, suf
fered In silence. A knowledge of these
facts has aroused lencvolent people to a
consciousness of the necessity of co-opera-tion
and system In tho work of charity. We
have begun to look for the causes of paujor
ism and to investigate the sources of this
wretchedness. We look at the dependent
and consider whether he Is worthy. We
realize that unwise charity not only per
petuates but produces misery. A modern
sentiment has arisen, more intelligent ami
humane than the unthinking sympathy of
the past. What wc bestow shall encourage
virtue rather than vice and put a premium
upon exertion rather than Idleness. It has
leen said that our forefathers had no
thought of anything but temporary relief.
If a man was hungry, to feed him for the
day was their motto and practice; if a man
was naked, clothe htm. They responded to
the cry of distress but did not investigate
the cause of that distress. They hastened
to relieve the needy, yet took no steps to
prevent the recurrence of misfortune. O r
ganlzed charity goes at tho root of the mat
ter. It fmls the hungry, but Instead of
stopping here, Its greatest duty Is to place
these dependents where they can provide
their own food. Although it clothes the
naked, at the same time it is most Import
ant to help him help himself. The apostles
of modern charity do something more than
distribute alms. It Is not enough to relieve
suffering. Tho only effectual chanty is to
place the needy In inisltions of Independ
ence. The order of procedure In organized
charity is first temiorary aid, second, thor
ough investigation, third, tho uso of such
means as will lift tho needy permanently
out of want. Gifts to common beggars
must cease. Cases of want must bo regis
tered so that a person who gives may know "
what help the destitute need and relieve;
while a band of skillful visitors must hunt
out those silent sufferers who rather starve
than ask for help.
Tho only way to relieve wisely the distress
which exists is for all charitable agencies
to follow some definite system and work In
connection with some general organization.
To follow the principles set forth in the
Hamburg method. First, to create a central
bureau to supervise all work dono for the
poor and to bring all charitablo agencies
under one management and also to put a
stop to Indiscriminate alms giving. Second,
to Subdivide the city into small districts In
e ich of which competent citizens should
lersonally investigate the condition of all
poor, that the exact needs of all might le
known, that the deserving might be dis
covered and that no more relief was given
than was absolutely necessary. Third, to
remove the causes of distress and pauper
Ism by compelling the able bodied to work
making the homes of the poor more healthy,
by providing work for the unemployed that
they may become self dependent citizens.
There are about seventy American cities
which have organizations modeled after this
general plan which strive to reduce
vagrancy and pauperism and ascertain their
true causes, to prevent indiscriminate and
duplicate alms-giving, to secure tho com
munity from Imposture, to see that all de
serving eases of destitution are properly'
relieved, to make employment tho basis of
relief, to elevate the home life, health anil
habits of tho poor, to prevent children from
growing up as paiqters. By a system ol
registration toprevent impostures, by bring
ing alout co-operation among all charitable
agencies, by obtaining from existing chari
ties the precise help needed or by giving
relief when immediate aid is needed, when
all other sources fail, by a system of visiting
'which shall substitute friendliness for alms
and Inspire thrift, self respect and bettor
modes of life.
Here in Owosso the number of people
who are suffering for the bare necessities ot
life aro ierhaps comparatively few, yet
some there are no doubt and investigation
would probably bring to light many more
than we aro aware of and as the town grows
larger the numlier will Increase. The only
charitable organization hero known to the
writer ts the Woman's Relief Corps, whose
works are chiefly confined to the families ol
soldiers. Should there hot be a central
bureau at the head, in which should be the
benevolent societies organized for the relief
of distress, representatives of each church
in the town, ex-ofticio meinliers consisting
of the mayor, health officers, city physician,
superv isors, superintendent of the poor and
county agent? I believe an endeavor was
made some time since to form an organiza
tion but a lack of unaminity caused the at-
tempt to prove futile. It Is said the great"
obstacle in the way of every charity organi
zation to-day is the unwillingness of private
corporations and churches to submit t
supervision and direction.
In the words of Mr. Crooker, of Madison,
the care of the destitute is indeed a groat
problem which requires for Its solution the
highest wisdom, the clearest judgment, the
most unwearied zeal. Nothing but the
exercise of co-operation of the noblest senti
ments and the most practical spirit can se
cure in the administration of charity any
real benefits for society or any true ameli
oration of the K)or. Pauperism Is a fai
greater eil than any of us imagine. No
systems, no organizations, no associations
alone (ran do the true work of charity. It
depends iqxm those who stand behind it.
and must be accomplished by a combination
of heart and head through human hands.
Whatever system wo may create and what
ever methods we may adopt, our success
with the problem will depend primarily
upon the extent to which the general public
can be educated to hold correct ideas upon
tho subject of poor relief and upon the
number and fidelity of the workers to whose
hands the Interests of charity are committed.
Dist. No. 5 In Venice generally dot.
everything about right, but Mr. Lawcock
says that three of his boys and the same
number of girls aro left handed and asks it
any district can show a larger proportion.
Tho attendance at the township mectiii'
iu Venice was small but the meeting va
far from a failure. The advantage of thesi
gatherings of the teachers, school patroiif
and officers was evident to all who won
Spelling matches between ncighlorinj.
districts are a common occurrence durlny.
the winter term of the schools. Recently
the school in Antrim, taught by J. C. Mon
roe, defeated Conway No. 10 in a hard
fought contest. The Youngs school In Cal
edonia and tho Derham in Venice will test
the relative merit of tho scholars on Friday
of next week. Tho contest on Wednesday
of last week resulted In a draw, although
all the words on 55 pages of the spelling
book were pronounced.
It may be of Interest to some to reau
an account of the lag dedication last Fri
day. The necessary funds had been raised,
and a Tribune 10x18 ft. Hag procured
Through the kindness of our furniture deal
er, Mr. Bolt, a fine polo was obtained ano
erected on tho roof of the building. J udge
Daljoll, of St. Johns, gave tho address or.
Friday afternoon which was listened to witl
Interest by all. In tho evening ho lecturer;
on the "Battle of Fort Fisher." Tho Judg
did himself great justice and the occassiot
also, because of the case and vividness witl
which he gave tho description of that great;
battle.- He began by giving us a history ot
tho blockade of the southern ports, aftei
which he showed the importance of that fort
to the south. As he by the aid of his chart
gave us an idea of tho geography of tin
place, and by his words 'carried us alonv
through the fight, it almost seemed that wr
were on the scene of conflict and could heai
the constant roar of cannon and the burst
ing of shells. The attendance was excel
lent, the church being filled at both meet
ing. We thank Mr. Daboll and others wh"
so kindly gave us their services.
II. J. McKukx.
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Syrup, only $1 a keg at Hunt'?.
That elegant $19 overcoat at Webb Ac
Wicking's for $9.50 on Saturday, February
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Try our V 11 11 plug tobacco. 35e. a plug,
and fine out tobaccos at 25c ft pound at Ban