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OWOSSO. FRIDAY. SEPT. 20, 1895.
EDMUND O. DEWEY, Editor.
The Shiawassee county friends of W. R.
Kpndrick. of Sazlanw. are plesaed Uiat u v
mrh saw fit to aDDoint him circuit judge.
The honor was worthily bestowed and
Judge Kendrlck will grace the bench.
Tub Times would be much pleased to
. nnn i?prPhPi Whlttaker, of Detroit
successful In his endeavor to bo appointed
national fish commissioner. Ihe piace is
worth 85,000 a year. Mr. Whlttaker is
amply qualified to fill this Important posi
tion. As he is a sound money, Cleveland
democrat his chances ought to be bright.
V All reports from Kentucky Indicate that
the republicans have an even chance to
carry the state this year. The election of
Bradley for governor would be applauded
by republicans all over, the nation. It Is
said that In the joint debates between Brad
ley and Hardin the latter has been beaten at
We are in receipt of a 24 page pamphlet
from the'U. S. department of agriculture,
devoted to a summary of the "Pure seed In
vestigation," made by Gilbert n. Illcks,
formerly of this city. The work Is. of much
value to the agriculturists of the country
and Is very thorough In all, details. The
publication by the government of Mr. Hicks'
report is a great credit to that gentleman.
The republicans of Shiawassee county can
do more during the next six months to win
the campaign of '90 than durinar the six
months following when the campaign will
be at Its height. The circulation of repub
lican newspapers this fall and winter will
do more to ensure victory for the cause of
protectionfor that Is the Issue on which
the campaign will be fought than all the
brass band meetings that can bejield. Now
Is the time to work. As soon as the fall
work Is done republican clubs 6hould be
organized in every township and the real
work commenced for the battle that will
place McKinley, Reed, Morton. Allison, or
Harrison tn the presidential chair.
New York republicans re-nominated the
present state officers and endorsed Governor
Morton for President at the state conven
On national Issues the platform scores the
democratic administration for failing to de
fend the rights of American citizens resident
or traveling In foreign countries, and for
permitting foreign countries to encroach on
the western hemisphere. The tariff and the
handling of the deficiency question by the
last democratic congress receive condemna
tion.. A sound and stable currency, giving
the people a dollar's worth for a dollar, is
endorsed. The return of prosperity Is hailed
as resulting from the election of a republican
congress, giving confidence to the people In
the assurance that do further tariff tinkering
will be possible. The Ignorant and unwise
policy of the democrats In passing an uncon
stitutional income tax Is referred to, and the
record of the republicans In congress In
their opposition to that law Is applauded.
On state Issues, Governor Morton's wise
and patriotic administration Is endorsed and
his candidacy for the presidency formally
launched. The dangers to the people of a
return to power of the democratic party In
the state are portrayed. The Rhines ballot
retorm law Is pointed to as tie best enact
ment for ballot reform yet passed in the
The platform further sets forth that the
demands of the people In the city of New
York have been granted In reform legisla
tion. The enforcement of the Sundaj liquor
law and the preservation of the Sabbath are
SHORT BUT SPIRITED
Will He the Next National Campaign.
Republicans Urged to Organize on
Every Hilltop and in Every Dale.
Alrealy active preparations have begun
for the next national campaign. On behalf
of the National republican league. President
E. A. McAlpin and Secretary M. J. Dow
ling haye sent greetings' to all state leagues,
league clubs and republicans generally
throughout the United States. In view of
the probable shortening of the next preti
dential campaign by the regular national
committee, attention Is called to the Import
ance of republican league club work, and all
are urged to at once begin the work of or
ganization. The first of November
should find at least 25,000 well organized
league clubs ready for the campaign of edu
cation that will occupy the winter months.
The address continues:
"As republicans, we may have differed
upon tariff schedules, financial systems,
social and religious questions, but we are
all loyal to the republican party and will
rally to Its support when danger threat
ens from within' or without That danger
threatens from within needs but the records
of the last two years, for proof. It Is use
less to dwell upon the mistakes of the pres
ent administration. From the Pacific out
rage to the overthrow of the Monroe doctrine
It has been one continuous course of un
American blunders. A return to republi
canism means a return to Americanism.
Let a republican club be organized on every
hill, let them be the watchflres of patriotism.
Let 'America' swell on eyery breeze. Pat
riotism begets republicanism."
The Tim ics gives an entire page of this
Issue to a description of the battle of Chick
am auga, showing the locality of the two
armies and cuts of. the generals on both
the union and confederate sides. This mat
ter will be of especial Interest In view of the
recent national encampment and the dedica
tion of the Michigan monuments.
Upholding Incendiarism. .
For over three years Owosso people em
ployed tieo T. Campbell as an Instructor
for their young people. Later, he became
the editor of a dally newspaper, a position In
which a man with some regard for decency
and right was greatly needed. In this po
sition he has failed not only to show himself
an honest man, a man of his word, but now
he upholds, locally, the most contemptible.
cowardly apd Indecent criminal act commit
ted in Owosso since the murder of Stanley
Graham, the setting on fire of the former
home of A. Lee Williams. His utter lack
of ordinary Christian spirit, of regard for
the feelings of others, or tte truth, as ehowu
by statements made In his report of the fire,
stamps him as a man unworthy the confi
dence or friendship of the citizens of a civil
The article Btates, "yet it has long seemed
to Owosso people as a foolish Idea that a
man should allow a valuable piece of pro
perty to go to wreck because of former cher
ished associations, when a far more valuable
memorial could have been purchased from
the sale of the residence.5 This brazen up
start of an editor attempts to tell a man of
Mr. Williams' age what memorial he shall
erect for a wife whom he loved, as men of
this editor's stamp are unable to compre
He states: "As It was scarcely anyone
was sorry to see the flames' spreading."
From the standpoint of George Campbell
this might be true, but to the mass of Amerl
can citizens of this city to whom home Is
home, there Is a feeling of sympathy that
comes to Mr. Williams from the hearts of
men that are capable of sympathy and whose
regard is worth the having. The state
ment Is a libel on the citizens of Owosso
and we do not wonder that it Is resented by
all classes of people who denounce its pub
lication as disgraceful. ' .
"The fire was beyond a doubt the work
of some persons bound to do a good Job."
A good job!". So the wauton destruc
tion of property, 6lmply because Its owner
did not choose to make the use of It that
people who had no interest In the mattei
might wish", Is to be considered a "good
job." Simply because the house had re
mained unoccupied for some time and a
former proprietor of the Argus had set in
circulation throughout the state press a se
ries of sensational lies which bad become
more or less talked of by a certain class In
this city, it was no dastardly criminal act
reflecting disgrace upon the city, but a "good
Job." The whole article, a column in length,
seems to palliate and excuse the deed and
breathes a contemptible spirit of satisfac
tion and pleasure in Mr. Williams' loss.
It is about on a par with the usual utter
ances of the sheet, and perhaps we should
not expect more of it.
Mr. Williams has been a resident of
Owosso for nearly sixty years, has lived an
honest and upright life, has paid every
debt, minded his own business and not
others, has done as much as any one man
towards beautifying and building up this
city, and for it, we believe, has the thanks
and respect of the best people of this city
and community, and a contemptible slur
from the Argus or its contract-breaking
editor will not reduce that feeling.
The Argus takes exception to the state
ment made In an advertisement sent out by
The Times that we employ the only first
class printers. The editor states that Mr,
Izor owned one of the largest offices in
southern Kansas and did belter work than
has ever been attempted in Owosso.
Strange that Mr. Izor should sell one of the
best offices in Kansas, come to Michigan
and buy a half interest In a country daily,
when he knew that the price on many class
es of Job work had been so cut here by In
ferior printers, unable otherwise to get any
thing to do, that the employer who was
white enough to pay decent wages could not
make, a profit on such work. Strange that
for three years Mr. Campbell tried to
persuade the proprietors of The Times
to employ this same Mr. Izor whom he now
claims had such a good thing in Kansas.
Mr. Moreau is a good printer, but Instead
of putting him on job work the Argus has
kept him as make-up, and after giving him
charge of the office allowed him to work for
89 a week. If Mr. Izor Is a first-class print
er, Mr, Moreau would have received at least
a helper's pay. The editor, in his Ignorance
of job printing, asks a comparison of the
Labor day souvenirs of '05 and '03. If be
will ask Mr. Moreau he will find that styles
of type change In two years, that all first
class printers are able to get a few new Ideas
in that time. But about the souvenir. At
a meeting of the committee after this year's
souvenir was printed, one of the prominent
business men of the city offered to give 8?
If the covers on the souvenir were taken off
and some half-way decent ones printed and
put on. No first-class printer would have
sent out such an Insult to a business man,
certainly not without first asking permission.
Turning to the first page about Owosso, we
find that these first-class printers have sep
arated the subjects from the verbs by com
mas, have singular subjects with plural
verbs and printed sentences such as "the
banking facilities of the city are
equal to meet the demands," etc
On the page about schools we find
this intelligent sentence:' "The comple
tion of new buildings last year, and especi
ally the enlargement of High School facili
ties, have made our schools equal In this re
spect to any and the peer of many less for
tunate." On the page about churches we
find ''The names of the churches and pas
tors is as follows;" also, "our city is proud
of her churches, and believe we have a right
to be," Again: "The Women's Christian
Temperance Tnton are .aggressive In their
line of work." On "National Labor
Day" page we find this evidence, not only
of the learning and good sense of the editor
of tho souvenir, but the interest which the
tlrstrclats Mr. Izor must have In labor:
"Labor day, September 1, will be observed
on September 2 this year, the first falling
on a Sunday"; and further, "Nearly' all the
states have made Labor day, September L
a legal holiday." All this is amusing In
formation to intelligent people, who know
that Labor Day, the legal holiday,
Is the first Monday In September.
On the closing pages a few samples
of the accuracy of the work- may be
found in the fact that in seven places
commas are used for periods or vice-versa,
commas for hyphens, etc., while the marshal
of the day was Mr. Belnstead, Mr. Bien
stadt or Mr. Belnstadt just as the type hap
pened to bo placed. A lovely sample of the
work of non union printers.
Our Farm Imports from Canada.
From the American Economist:
We believe that American farmers are
beginning to look with a little anxiety along
the Canadian border, as they fiud that our
Imports of Canadian farm products are in
creasing. From an official report just Issu
ed by the State Department at Washington
we have compiled the following table, show
lng our imports of Canadian farm products
received from Ontario, Quebec and the
Maritime Provinces, during the three
months ending March Si, 1895:
IMPOKTS FROM ONTARIO, QUEBEC AND
For three months ending March, SI, 1895.
uned apples 1.000.00
uay ana straw 53, 801. 26
Hides and skins 181.467.77
Onions and turnips 12,340.09
Foultry - 6,768.00
Sheep and Iambs 46,480.92
Tobacco leaf. 64,703.77
Total for three months 81,564,349. 13
The total of these imports exceeds a mil
lion and a half of dollars for three months,
or at the rate of 86,257,896.52 a year. It Is
clear that Canadian farmers are coming In
direct competition with the products of
American farms In every principal article
that our farmers can furnish for the home
market The largest Imports were of wool,
next coming barley, beans, hides and skins,
horses, eggs, potatoes, leaf tobacco, hay and
straw, seeds, sheep and lambs, apples,
onions and turnips and poultry.
When Canadian farmers begin to supply
tho American towns along the border line
with Canadian farm products, then the
American f aimers who used to look to
these home markets for an outlet for their
products, must turn elsewhere and go
further south, paying more freight before
they can sell their goods, and also coming
Into competition with other farmers and
naturally depressing the value of farm stuffs
everywhere through a glut in the market.
Later in the year the exports were undoubt
edly larger. Give the home majket to the
The , earlist indications of the ' autumn
fashions will .be found, fully described and
illustrated, In the September Issues of Har
per's Bazar. Eben E. Rexford and Frances
E. Fayalt will respectively write practical
papers for amateurs on the garden and the
poultry-yard, and one of several bright
stories will be a unique tale by Duffleld
Osborne, entitled The Persian Rug.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day. "Mystic
Cure" for rheumatism and Neuralgia, rad
ically cures in 1 to 3 days. Its action upon
the system is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes at once the cause and the dlseaes
immediately disappears. The first' dose
greatly benefits, 75 cts. Sold by Johnson &
Henderson, druggist, Owosso.
At the regular meetinc Mondav 1 even
ing, Sept. 10, Mayor Gould presided with
five aldermen in attendance.
Accounts were presented and allowed
amounting to $25o.85 ; water works bills.
The City Attorney reported in the
matter of an error of $5,000 in the as
sessment of the Estev MTg Co. on fac
tory A. Also that the council had no
legal authority in the matter after the
board of review had passed upon such
assessment. Report accepted and adopt
The committee to whom was referred
lhe matter of repairs on the city eprink
ter reported unfavorable on the eamo as
such repairs as are- needed would cost
about as much as a new sprinkler, also
the season lor sprinkling was about over;
report accepted and adopted.
A number of lights wero reported out
on different streets on the morning of
Sept 10, between 3 and 4 o'clock ; the
matter was referred to the public lighting
committee for investigation.
A resolution was presented and passed
instructing the City Attorney to defend
tho suit of the Estey .MTg Co. vs. the
Positively cured by theso
They also relieve Distress from Dyspepsia,
Indigestion and Too Hearty Eating. A per.
fect remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Brows!.
Hcss, .Bad Taste In the Mouth, Coated Tongue
Tain In the Side, TORHD LIVER. They
Regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
Small Pill. Small Doso.
The will of the late Dr. J. U. Champion
was admitted to probate Monday, being pre
sented by attorney G. R. Lyon. The en
tire estate is given to his wife Caroline C.
Champion, to be used for the support of
herself and Miss Charlotte Donnelly, who
has lived with the family for many years.
Upon the death of these two whatever may
remain of the estate is bequeathed to the
Ladles' Library Association in perpetuity.
Mrs. Champion and Mrs. J. A. Church are
named as executors of the will, which was
drawn In October, 1889. E. A. Todd and
H. S. Hadsall were appointed appraisers by
the court. The value of the estate Is estl
mated at 03,000.
A meeting of the executive committee of
the Michigan Press Association will be held
In this city on Oct. 2d. -
The secret of happiness. 'Keep your
liver right." Burdock Blood Bitters Is nat
ure's remedy for complaints of the liver or
Miss Pearl A. Blue, of Detroit, will teach
voice culture, Mondays and Thursdays, at
Duff's studio. Will examine voices free of
charge. Shall be In Owosso all of next week.
The Owosso MTg Co. is putting a steel
roof on the new boiler house and machine
shop. The boiler room Is arranged much
more conveniently than ever before and the
pump room is especially light and easy to
reach. The pumps are second to none in
the city except those at the water works.
AH these creeDlncr. crawllnc. sHndnir
sensations that combine to make up the
tortures of any Itching disease of the skin
are instantlv relieved and rtAi-mnnpntiv
cured by Doan's Ointment Take no sub-
Biituie. voau o never rails.
A. E. & H. U. Stever have placed a new
engine and boiler in their bicycle repair
shop this week. The engine Is the one used
in the Corunna road elevator and will fur
nish ample power for their lathe, dynamo
and polishers. It will make a fine addition
to their shop. They expect to put In a larg
er lathe before winter.
Mrs. E. E. Davis, of San Miguel, Cal.
says: "I am trying in a measure to repay
the manufacturers of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for the great good their remedy has
done me. For years I was a constant suffer
er from weak lungs and bronchial asthma.
My rest at night was disturbed by a hacking
cough, 60 that I felt miserable the greater
part of the time. Many remedies recom
mended by friends were tried, none of which
proved suitable to my case. I did not ex
perience any beneficial results until I began
taking Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Aft
er two bottles of the large size have been
used I am pleased to state, my health Is
better than It has been for years. The
soreness has left my lungs and chest and I
can breath easily. It has done me so much
good that I want all who are suffering from
lung troubles, as I was, to give it a trial."
For sale by Johnson & Henderson.
The place to buy your children's cans is at
Mrs. Geo. Sprinkle's.
Are you from Ohio ?
If so you certainly want to visit your
friends and relatives in the "Buckey state."
You can do it cheaply on the T. A. A. an
N. R. Rs. Tenth anual Ohio excursion to
leave Owosso at 9 A. M. Wednesday Oct.
Ladies Hair Shop Weavine and iren-
eral hair work. Mrs. Cha. Stone, SOI
North Washington St.
CORRECTED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING.
Butter.per ft... 10 to 16
Eetrs, per doz ..... 13
Potatoes ........ 25 to 80
Apples 20 to 40
Oats, new, per bushel IS
w neat, old. per bushel 68
Wheat, new, per bushel 68
buckwheat, per bushel 60 to 60
Rye, per bushel, 85 to 40
Means, per bushel 1.00 to 1.50
Heans. hand picked, per bushel 1.50 to 1.75
Clover seed, per bush 4.00 to 6.00
Timothy 2.0 to 2.50
Corn, shelled, per bushel 87
in ear, per nusnei
Ground Feed, per cwt 1.00
Hay, per ton , 14.00 to 15.00
Bran, per ton 17.00
Meal, per cwt ... 1.00
Pork, p er cwt. 5,60 to 5.75
Iteef per cwt 5 to 6
Mutton, per cwt 5.00
Poultry, alive, per lb 5 to 0
Turkey to 1
won't do for
These books given away byJ. S. Ilaggart
and raklll & Son.
V A First Class Una
for First Class Tram.
Will sell Round Trip Excursion
Tickets Thursday, Sept. a6, '95.
to CHICAGO, good going on that
dale only, and to return not later
than Monday, September 80, '95,
at tho extremely low rate of $3.85
from Owosso. The tickets will
not bo accepted for tho going
passage on Main Lino Trains Nos.
15, 19 and 23, nor for tho return
passage on Main Line Trains
Nos. 10 and 14. No. ston-over
will bo allowed on these tickets.
. O. W. KUOGLES,
Gen'l Pass's and Tk't Agt.
J. 13. Glasgow, Agent, Owosso.
d: m. christian.
I Grand : Opening : Sale ! j
Commencing Saturday, Sept. 21st, and good till
Saturday, October 5th.
COME TO THE" GREAT SAIE.
D. M. CHRISTIAN.
has just received the
largest line of Fall
Suitings he has ever
carried. If you want
a suit of clothes give
him a call.
A. DECKERT, the tailor.
nr aoi i r o
We have got thein and are right in
it now, having bought the same orchard
we have s had for the last three years.
"VVe are in position to give you 'better
Peaches than any house in the county.
The good varieties are now coming in
freely, and it will be clear sailing from
now on. No more trash, the early
sorts are out of the way and free-stones
. are in the market.
MAIN ST. GROCERS,
We shall show some of the best bargains in
during the week of the Fair ever shown to the
people of the county. Call in and look our
stock over; leave- your wraps and "we will take
care of them while you are at the Fair.
Remember we have. special sales each day
of the Fair.