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VOL. XVIII, NO. 28,
OWOSSO, MICH., SEPT. 25, 1896.
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BRUCKER ON THE CHI
Starts His Campaign by Asking
Friends to Knock Down Any
body Who Says He's Not
Saginaw SUverites Leave the Conven
tion. Brucker has performed the great swallow
act and is now the candidate of the gold
democrats, the silver democrats, the popu
lists, the Shiawassee, Tuscola and Clinton
6llverltes and possibly some others. Sagi
naw representatives of the free silver crowd
were unable to reciprocate in the great per
formance and refused after being swallowed
to swallow the swallow. Shiawassee, as
usual, gets ' nit," and James McBrlde hopes
at some future time to lead the "great
party" of less work and more misery to
victory, but we think Jim's turn will
come after the wonderful combination
burled along with Baby Bryan and Baby
Brucker, and the most it will be will be
The populist convention was called to or
der in the city hall and the free silver In
the armory, in the forenoon and a confer
ence committee of four from each party (?)
appointed. A. F. Hunt was made chair
man of tho silver convention, and while Mr
Hunt Is a nice young man, he knows as lit
tie about presiding as the democrats do
about how to carry Maine.
Tho conference committee got together,
called Mr. Brucker before it, or before a
committee from it, which watched him gug
gle a while and reported to the conventions
that he would do. While . the committee
was conducting Its terrible deliberations the
free Bilverites were "chewing the rag" In
the most approved style. At one time
seven motions bad been made without
action, four of which the chairman attempt
ed to put, but it all ended with the putting
of a new motion which practically fired
bodily the Saginaw delegates. They had
moved that a Mr. Light be substituted for a
man named Neely on the confrence com
mittee, after the committee had been regu
larly or irregularly appointed and was at
work. Well, Mr. Light proceeded to prove
that he was entitled to a place on the com
mittee, first by stating that he had not voted
in tea years, but that as his brother was
secretary of some organization and he had
done considerable talking himself, he ought
to bo allowed a place on the committee.
Al. Chandler said he had no Interest in
the convention except for harmony. lie
did not want any cat fights; he came to do
the people good and did not want to tickle
republican reporters' ears by Kilkenny cat
fight bowls. Al. is a great harmonizer.
lie's the same AL that is reported to have
said at the county silver convention that
the German immigrants were the anarchist
and socialists. But Al. could not harmo
this time. A bald beaded ex-republican
said that Saginaw was represented by Mr.
Neely on the committee in favor of the gold
bugs. He claimed Mr. Brucker was ruled
by Don M. Dickinson and represented
Don's money, and that the gold bug repre
sentatives were there trying to force Bruck
er on the honest silver delegates. They had
had dirt and filth to contend with and now
the slime and rot of political manipulation
was around him and their noses were being
fairly rubbed Into it. The idea of such
things in a convention that was called to do
the people good!
Grant Slocum, a Tuscola editor, said they
had washed the dirty linen of Saginaw time
and time again and were asked to do so
again. lie proceeded to show that he was
all right as a sllverite and declared that he
would no more vote for Cleveland for presi
dent than he would for Sherman. Funny
thing for Grant to say, for less than a year
ago he was telling his subscribers what a
noble, true, patriotic citizen Grover was.
The bald beaded man said Brucker was
nothing but a warmed-over referee and bad
crowd of postmasters and gold sharks
with him who were hissing tbe speaker's
remarks and teaching the new beloved
silver party the tricks of old parlies. The
actions would smell rank to Ueaven.
Al. Chandler told about the little boy who
would not divide his candy and the others
would not play, and in his well-known baby
tone aked again for harmony. Al. didn't
cry but he took two or three of the Saginaw
boys over in the corner and told them how
he would do when his turn for candy came,
but to no effect.
Geo. McCaughna, whoso ambition Is to
boa politician but whose evident lack of
energy and good Judgment has landed him
in the free silver party, attempted to smooth
the matter over and the result of bis yery
fine work was the withdrawal from the con
vention entirely of the Saginaw delegates.
George sprang his usual chestunt about the
birth of the free silver party in Shiawassee
and the election of a ticket In Burns. A
motion to lay the whole matter on the table
was voted down and a motion to sustain the
chair, in ruling a motion to substitute Mr.
.Light for Mr. Neely on the conferrence
committee was made and a vote ordered.
Shiawassee by some enthusiast voted 14
votes yes, but Stanley Parklll voted no, as
did one other ex-republican. It was rath
er embarrassing for Stan, to have to buck
the Judgment of such mighty minds as were
represented, but with his enticing smile be
got through all right and as all the rest of
the delegates voted yes, Saginaw not voting,
his vote did no barm. The Saginaw dele
gation then withdrew from the convention.
A committee was then sent who brought
back the populists and for a half hour the
process of consolidation was attempted.
A report from the commute on conference
was read and a motion made to adopt it,
which was sidetracked, and a motion that a
committee on "permanent order of business"
be appointed; this was sidetracked and a
motion to make the officers of the siLver
convention officers for the combined con
vention; this was sidetracked and a motion
to put the previous question made; a
motion that the secretary cast the vote of
silver convention for Brucker for candidate
for congres was put and carried. Tbe name
of the party under which he was to run was
taken up and after a charge that the chair
man of the committee waa trying to do
some underhanded work in making a name
A. Chandler moved that the name be the
same as that of the state ticket.
A motion to unite was made and also a
motion to make silver officers, officers of the
union convention and both were carried. A
delegate from Tuscola then nominated
man named Crosswell for congress, but
he declined to be run. A delegate insisted
that Mr. Brucker "state to the convention
his position on the Chicago and Omaha
platforms." Ben Colvin then attempted to
satisfy the populists that Brucker was all
right, but the pops would not take Ben's
word for It and the committee was sent to
bring him in.
A call for a report from the committee on
resolutions was asked, but Mr. Light, the
chairman, bod withdrawn from the conven
tion and taken the resolutions with him and
a motion to adopt the state convention plat
form was carrle'd.
A congressional committee, consisting of
A. F. Hunt, Perry Craue, Clarence Neely,
Dr. uerditn ana u. a. wmtiock, was
A motion to adjourn was lost and Bruck
er was brought In to "place himself." lie
thanked the convention for the honor, stat
ed that the men who had withdrawn went
with republican gold in their pockets; said
the campaign liar would be around, that be
intended to make all the school bouses In
the district himself, and closed by asking
his friends to knock down anyone who said
be was not for silver, and be would pay tbe
James McBrlde was called for. lie stat
ed that if he could not lead he would fol
low; he had entered for principle and not
for office, but hoped at some future time to
be named as leader; be said be had been a
pall bearer at the funeral of a neighbor who
was killed by working fourteen hours a day
and had been made to do so by the goldbug
Three cheers were given for McBrlde and
for Brucker, and one enthusiastic pop gave
three cheers for Colvin,
G. R. Lyon called tbe delegates around
him and said he wanted them all to tell the
same story, and then went on to tell what
they should say. He found that the par
ty from which they expected to get most of
their votes was not well taken care of in the
distribution of offices and Mr. McBrlde had
stepped aside so that the democrats could
have Mr. Brucker. lie told the delegates
how to expfaln the withdrawal of the Sagl
naw delegation and the convention ad
S. S. Miner spoke here on tho silver ques
tion Saturday evening W. Llndley and
wife visited in Owosso Tuesday Rev.
Emerlck is able to sit up rrof. French
was in town Saturday Mrs. Lance," of
Valley Mills, is dead Miss Mary Dyer
visited ber borne near Byron the last of the
week George Sample, who has worked
tho Barker farm for some time, will move
on a farm near Gaines soon Miss Grace
Graham and Grace Clark were In Owosso
Wednesday Prof. Sheehan's family ar
rived here Monday evening Mrs. J. Pat
terson was in Corunna Wednesday Mrs.
D. Lytie has returned from a six months'
visit Daniel Tllden, of Ann Arbor, visit
ed at G. Clark's this week Dr. W. Mc-
Kenni is now located in the office formerly
occupied by Dr. Scully Dewey Bryant Is
homo this week Mrs. J. Martin and Mrs.
D. D. Martin were in town Wednesday
Miss Jennie Pitts is in town this week
Ray Johnson visited at D. Post's Friday.
lie left for Washington, D. C, on Saturday
Rey. J. McLean has sold his house and
lot to Mr. Kear.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
The hard frost is hurrying farmers up
with their corn and potatoes .though nearlj
all the corn Is cut now Mrs. Ray Tabor,
who was mentioned last week as being sick
with scarlet fever, is doing very nicely and
will soon be around again Mrs. Ellsha
Mitchell died last Saturday and was burled
at Henderson on Tuesday at the M. E., Rev.
D. S. Cramer officiating. She had been sick
nearly all summer, Dr. Abbott, of Ovid
attending her, and everything being done
for her that could be by her friends, but to
no purpose. She was a good neighbor, a
kind and indulgent, mother and faithful
wife and though the blows falls heaviest on
the family yet ail who had any acquaint
wlta her are mourners too. She. belonged
to the Mennonite church and though very
quiet and unostentatious those who knew
her felt that It might be truly said of her,
'she hath done what she could." W.
A special township meeting will be held
in Sciota, September 28. 1896, to determine
whether we shall build an iron bridge across
tbe Looking Glass river and whether we
shall pay Mr's.Loa Miller and her son John
81,250, and S. G. and E. Wert $050 In set
tlement of claims In the bridge accident case
of Aug. 12 The agent of the llome In
surance Company was here Monday and
adjusted the claim for damages to the M.
E. church by lightning at $65. Tbe trus
tees of the church will let the job this week
to have the church spire repaired Rev.
J. A. Rowe was returned as pastor of the
ai, cnurcu tor anoiner year. The ap
polntment gives universal satisfaction to tbe
members and general public Political
questions are being pretty well ventilated
here and there is no doubt that tbe sehti
ment In favor of sound money Is growing In
favor. We now have a McKlnley and
llobart list In this township with 187 names
pledged to vote for the ticket, and there is
no doubt but that the republican ticket will
be elected In November Candidate II. II.
Pulyer will receive many votes from the
opposition and receive a good majority of
the votes in Sciota, as wo have no doubt he
will (n the county.
Rev. Perkins and son, of Bad Axe, who
has been spending the past two weeks with
Rev. J. C. Scott, returned home Tuesday
Dr. G. Cramer, who was called home
last week by the severe Illness of his sister,
Miss Nellie, returned to his borne in Bara
boo, Wis., Monday Mrs. J. Vincent and
daughter May spent last week visiting rela
tives in Marshall Mrs. Mary Van Horn,
of Battle Creek, is the guest of Mrs. J.
Totter Miss Ina Cramer, of Lapeer,
spent Sunday with her parents in this place
S. Russell, of St. Johns, spent Sunday
with his uncle, W. C. Stiff Mrs. A. E.
Cadz was on the sick list last week Mrs.
Rose Hurst nee Bradley, of Chicago, is vis
itlng her father and other relatives In and
near this place Rev. Salgeon, of Lapeer,
president of the Eastern Michigan M. P.
conference, was in town the first of last
week, looking after the interest of tbe work
on this circuit Mr. and Mrs. W. Mitchell
left last week to visit relatives in Coldwater
and Marshall Charles Wilkin returned
to his home In Rew, Friday Perry Dun
bar, of Owosso, will make bis home with
bis sister, Mrs. J. N. McBrlde, of this place,
this winter G. U. Wright, of Owosso,
was in town Sunday Mesdames C.
Walker and G. Gibson spent two days in
St. Johns last week week with Mrs. R.
Bagley There will bo preaching next
Sunday morning In the M. P. church at ten
o'clock and Sunday school at 11.
Rev. Edgcombe has returned from his few 1
weeks vacation and occupied bis pulpit Sun-'
day Clinton Wilcox has been absent
about four weeks visiting a brother In De
troit and one in Boston Geo. Worden, of
Gratiot county, has been visiting friends the
last week in this village Belle Rann has
returned from a two weeks visit in Lansing
-Eva Dippey has returned from ber
summer residence at retosuey- airs.
Crouch is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Goldwood Bertha Miller, of De
troit, Is visiting at her uncle's, Fred Miller,
in Bennington Mrs. Geo. Bailey, former
ly of this places but now of Buchanan, is
visiting friends here M. Daniels, a na
tive missionary of Persia, spoke In tLe Pres
byterian church sabbath evening Kittle
MUlspaugn la visiting at Ypsllantl Mrs.
U. U. Turner, of Ohio, is visiting he
parents here Aria Dolly, of Conway,
was a guest oyer Sunday at Frand Kelsey'a
James A. Wright, of Lake City, was
visiting friends here a few days this week
Maud Macomber, from Battle Creek, is
calling on old friends here- Minnie Bar
num returned from Byron, Saturday
Mrs. McKee returned Wednesday from
several weeks visit to Owosso and Grand
naven Political matters are quite inter
esting. The McKlnley wave appears in the
ascendent. In the summer and earlier part,
of the campaign, several of our good repub
licans became quite interested in silyer
Among this number were F. E. Purdy,
Leonard Crouse, and T. S. Martin, but they
have recently retraced their steps and shout
for the good cause of protection, concluding
that McKlnley was right in thinking that it
was more Important to open up the shops
and factories to American labor, than the
mints to the free coinage of silver. C. S.
Carl, an enterprising blacksmith of this vil
lage for twenty years, and always a demo
crat, has recently come out strongly for the
republican ticket, and now he is surprised
and grieved that he has been for so many
years voting wrong.
FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION
The program of the first annual con
vention of the fifth district Michigan
Christian Endeavor Union, which will be
held in the Congregational church in this
city next week from Tuesday to Thurs
Address of welcome, Rev. J. C.
Owosso Methodist Epworth League '
Owopso Baptist YoungPeopIe's Union
Owosso Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation E. C. Van Ness.
Owosso Asbury Ep worth League
Secretary's report, Walter E.Oxto
President's annual addrcss,"Ttev.E.
B. Allen, Lansing.
Sunrise prayer meeting.
Devotional service. Session Topic
District needs. Appointment of.
2:30 County Rallies
Ionia Co., lecture room, Cong'l churchy
Livingston Co., Disciple church.
Ingham Co., Cong'l church auditorium.
Eaton Co., Cong'l S. S. rooms.
Shiawassee Co., Baptist church.
Clinton Co., Baptist S. S. rooms.
Address, Rev. Clarence F. Swift
Sunrise prayer meeting.
Devotional service. Session Topic,
"Missions," "Spiritual Power." '
Co-operation in Junior and Senior
Junior Rally. Greeting Owosso
Juniors, Maggie Gray. Response,
Millio Reynolds, Vernon. Black
board exercise. Exercise by Dis
Address, Rev.Nehemiah Eoynton,
D. D., of Detroit.
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