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The Owosso Times. VOL. XIX, NO. 24. OWOSSO, MICHIOAN, OCT. 22, 1897. WHOLE NO. 89!). jfoSUf .Mfr Ifr DOLLAR WHEAT! Moans money in the pockets of the farmer, and people are wondering where wo put all the groceries that comes to the ; 4 4 Little Grocery Store on the Corner," Opposite the National Hotel, Owosso. Wo don't keep them long for the reason that our list of cus tomers is so largo that it keeps us on the hustle to supply their wants. ' It has always been our belief that the best way to build up and maintain a good business is to keep its quality high and prices reasonable, and thereby make many sales to satisfied cus tomers. We are satisfied with this method. If you are not one of our customers, wouldn't it bo well for you to visit our store ? Among the many good things wo have in stock and which wo can guarantee are winners is our line of . . . TEAS and COFFEES. A trial order will convince you that the flavor and strength 4 1 are mere. r.T.F.ANTJNRSR PITRTTY features of our business, no matter how rushed we are or how low tho prices. HdPTho highest market price always paid for produce. L.D.WILSON, Successor to A. BYRN .J. I Cor. Main and Washington Sts.. - OWOSSO. If We Make It, L It Will be All Riht. GROWING ? Of course we growing, but we'll never get too big for agbpur business. We grow because we deserve to. OUR FABRICS ARE ALL RIGHT ! OUR LININGS ARE ALL RIGHT ! 'OUR TRIMMINGS ARE ALL RIGHT ! OUR PRICES ARE ALL RIGHT ! It is worth while for you to test these offerings if you are looking for the Highest Value at Lowest Prices. A. DECKERT, THE TAILOR, 118 South Washington Street. n r i The Radiant Home Air Blast WITH XXth CENTURY FIRE POT. For (Radiant Home Air Blast.) Call and examine our Large and Stoves, Cook Stoves, Ranges, etc., and to kind and price. 118 E. Main Street. IRA Q. liyKvJVKfiuflvL cq - sS B o e 77,BXmi2MSi BBS). . c -a 'it BBM talk " n i TT r WSwl'p'K i 8S WHEAT, OATS and BEANS ARE ALL IN GOOD DEMAND AT C. E. Burns' Elevator. Our business has exceeded our expectation. We believe it is because we have paid good prices and used our customers fairly. P. S.-Wc exchange flour for wheat. fe.lfe Alfe AifeA': PROMPTNESS. Those are all grades of SO X C OAL, HARD COAL, or WOOD If you want a Stove with which you can save money by burning Slack and the Cheaper Grades of Soft Coal, doing away with tho soot pulling and smoke that has heretofore made Sort Coal objectionable 'or house use, buy this stove. SAVE MONEY BY BURNING SOFT COAL """y " l Elegant Stock of Coal and Wood Heating you will surely be able to, suit yourself as CURRY, HARDWARE. ,,in i ri a. . Ii Board of Supervisors. The usual routine of work has proceeded tteadlly since our report of last week. The Soldiers' relief commission reported that it bad drawn during the year 09 orders, amounting to 9320.72. Amount in hands of county treasurer belonging to fund $345.53. Tax of one-fortieth of a mill recommended lor this year. The Superintendents of the Poor submit ted a lengthy and complete report of their work for the year. Total amount of orders drawn during year, 814,292.88, the larger Items being: Salary overseer $718 75; food $421.26; clothing $277.75; Insane at Pon tlac $1,742 94; Traverse City $162.70; Ionia $53.20; examination of insane and trans portation $327. 17; board out of house $819 -33; new building $100 25; stock $140; tem porary relief $7,999 01; supervisors' services $213 30. The temporary relief was expend ed as follows: Temp. Sup'vlsor Relief, services. Totals. Antrim 189 01 14 25 193 86 Burns 834 87 15 00 8487 Bennington Il98 1 60 180 78 Caledonia 368 2? 8 00 371 25 Corunna-lst ward... 228 84 218 34 2d ward... 639 77 18 00 667 77 " 3d ward 384 60 25 00 409 60 Falrileld 82 60 6 00 38 51 Hazelton r. 136 71 186 71 Middlebury 95 88 4 60 NX) 2H New Haven 66 81 24 H 89 31 Owosso Twp 148 98 9 09 152 98 Perry 861 61 851 61 Rush 124 64 124 64 Sciota 470 13 47Q18 Shiawassee 184 S3 160 185 83 Vernon 1268 45 9 76 1278 20 Venice 288 43 6 70 245 12 Woodhull 821 87 8 28 229 62 Owosso 1st ward 378 86 I8 60 87 36 " 2d ward.... 447 18 600 .462 18 " 3d ward 850 61 39 50 890 01 " Hh ward ... 41211 18 85 425 96 " 6th ward 62 50 6210 17,999 01 $213 30 18.212 31 Estimated value farm products grown on county larm $1,112 6; live stock $544. Number of persons relieved during year 405; number of inmates in county house during the year 68, males 39, females 29, average number 43. The superintendents reccom mended raising of $16,000 to meet current expenses for ensuing year. A committee consisting of Supr. Parker, F. G. Morrice and F. 11. Morris was ap pointed to consider advisability of 'purchas ing safe for treasurer's office. The committee on public buildings aud grounds reported an expenditure of $1,157. 46 during the year. The following persons were appointed to act as agents for the burial of indigent sol diers: Venice, Simeon Anthony; fourth ward, Owosso, Charles Norcross; fifth ward, Owosso, John Brooks. Saturday aftornoou the election of a mem ber of the county board of school examiners was held, resulting in tho election on the flrsy allot of Howard Slocum, of Caledonia, who received 13 votes, Mrs. Josephine M. Gould 6. Will McUullough 4. The first ballot for superintendent of the poor for term of three years resulted in the re-election of J. II. DeBart, of Vernon, who received a unanimous vote. For the one year term the ballots were as follows: A. W. Green 11 11 .18 F. P. Lyman 6 6 4 A. A. Harper 7 6 5 M. Ormsby 2 On Monday the board voted 16 to 6 to pay each month 50 per cent of all justices', con stables', coroner's and jurors' claims and fees upon the same being duly certified. The committee en records In clerk's office reported that the clerk had received during year the sum of $367 for juror, reporter and entry fees and fines. Supr. Harper on Wednesday introduced a resolution to repeal the resolution adopted a year ago Instructing the superintendents of the poor to engage resident physicians for the cities of Owosso and Corunna. The resolution was defeated 7 yeas to 9 nays. supr. Martin offered the following resolu tion which was adopted: Resolved, That the superintendents of the poor be and are hereby instructed to maintain as much of the highway as extends through the county farm and as far west as from the intersec tlon of said road with town line road on the west side of the county farm. A large number of claims have been al lowed during the week and a n amber re main to be acted upon. Thursday afternoon the board visited the county farm. Corunna. W. A. Rosenkrans was in Byron Wed nesday to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. DeWitt Kanouse Hugh Davis was bound over In Justice McBride's court last Friday to the circuit court for trial, on the charge of selling chattle mortgaged proper ty At a regular meeting of the M. E. choir last week the following officers were elected, Chorister, Geo. Jarvls; assistant, Eugene Huntington; organist, Mrs. W. A. Rosenkrans; assistant, Miss Myrta Rice Judge and Mrs. McCurdy gave a tea party at their home on Lombard avenue Friday evening. Judge and Mrs. Bush, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Blgelow, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Green and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Royce were present. A most enjoyable evening was spent Journal. Itchiness of the Skin and Eczema. The only remedy In the world that will at once stop itchnees of the skin on any part of the body that Is absolutely safe and never falling, Is Doan's Ointment. Free samples at Johnson & Henderson's, on Nov. 2d. Wanted 100 tons timothy hay, for which I will pay (he highest market piicr. A. Todd. Burton. The first quarterly meeting of this confer ence year will be held Saturday and Sunday In the M. P. church. Rev. W. Ostrander, of Saginaw, will assist Rev. S. S. Fleming In the meeting o. M. Roosa, of Lenawee county, is flailing her sister, Mrs. S. Bailey, and two br..;iers, S. and J. Roosa Mrs. J. Potter left Saturday of last week for Howell, bing called there by the serious lllne of her son-in-law, J. Wilcox C. N. Wilkin, of Rew, spent a part of the week with friends in this place Mrs. D. B. Green Spent the week in Owosso with her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Wilson F. Scott, of Pontiac, and F. Scott, of Orion, are Kuests of Mrs. J. Scott of this place Mr. Dawson and his sister, Miss Hattte, of Len awee county, were the guests of Miss Sarah McWilliams and Mrs. E. W. Mason a part of the week s. Shannon, of Valley Calla, N Y., is the guest of his aunt, Mrs. Wm. Putnam Rev. aud Mrs. S. S. Fleming and Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Cramer were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Wllber, Fri day of last week. Shaftsburg Mrs. G. W. Chrouch has been entertain ing her brother, Mr. Chamberlain, for a few days, and will accompany him home for a short visit Mrs. Hawley and children, of Lansing, were the guests of Mrs. Anna Ordlway the fore part of the week The L. A. S. of the M. E. church met with Mrs. Wm. Burdlck on Wednesday. All bad a pleasant time The entertainment given by the ladies of the M. E. church was a sue cess, considering the stormy evening. Pro ceeds $2.33 The S. S. convention held in the M. E. church last Saturday was well at tended. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, R. F. Kay; vice president, H. B. Edwards; secretary, Miss Alta Colby; treasurer, Mrs. Mary Harper Mrs. Bartell, of Lansing, was here calling on old neighbors and friends last Wednesday Mrs. C. A. Hawkins has been appointed superintendent and Miss Minnie Cross assistant Supt. of the Junior Y. P. S. C. E. in place of Mrs. C. M. Shaft and Miss Otllla Aust resigned Sunday school next Sunday at 1:30 p. m., preaching at 2:30 and Y. P. S. C. E. at 6:00 in the M. E. church. Byron. Mrs'. Casslu Kanouse passed from this life to the unknown shore, on Monday Mrs. B. S. Fosket and daughter, Mabel, went to Fenlon, Wednesday Mrs, Wil liam Schad spent last week in Detroit ' Mrs. Jennie Clark went to Howell last week Wednesday E. A. Sheldon Is very sick with bronchitis L. F. Lutz Is In Corun na, attending the session of the board of supervisors Mrs. Hathaway, of Ovid, Is visiting her daaghter, Mrs. Dr. Parrish William Cross, of Ionia, was in Byron last week Charles Stowell and wife, of Ches- anlng, were guests at Mrs. E. F. Stowell's last week Mrs. F. B. Sheldon, of Paw Paw, is in Byron, on account of the sick ness of his father J. E. Martenls Is very sick Mr. Joslln. of Detroit, son of Rev. J. S. Joslin, visited his parents the fore part of the week C. E. Welch and his mother went to Fenton, Wednesday Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Goff, Sunday uorning, a ten and one-half pound boy Mrs. A. W. Hoisington is visiting at F. A. Braden's this week Daisy Goff spent Saturday and Sunday at Vernon A. F. Morgan & Co. have removed their groceries into the meat matket building and will dis pense groceries and meat to their customers hereafter. Vernon. Charles Clark and family moved to Perry this week Mrs. E. Withey joined her husband in Detroit this week, where they expect to make their future home W. R. Johnson and wife spent Sunday at Durand Rev. Emerlck and wife, left for Pigeon, Huron county, last week to hold revival meetings. The Misses Georgia and Lea will remain here Harry Martin has been confined to his bed a few days with pleu risy Warren Holmes and wife, of Tus- tin, visited here this week -Mr. Lawson and wife have moved to Wayne E. Crane and wife, of Detroit, attended the Garrison weddings on Wednesday Mrs. N. J. Strong entertained relatives this week A double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Garrison on Wed nesday afternoon, it being the marriage of their daughters. Miss Isabel to R. Evens, of Canada, also Minnie to Mr. BradBhaw, of Canada Mrs. W. B. Sbeeban Is able to ride out A lady from Clio Is keeping house for the Emerlck girls In the absence of their parents Mr. Gates Is moving Into the Godfrey house J. L. Jennings, of Mundy, was In town Tuesday D. B. Holmes and family,-and F. Holmes and family, of Durand, attended the Garrison weddings A number of car loads of sheep have been unloaded here the past week. A great many farmers In this local ity will feed them this winter Miss Franc Holmes, of Detroit, visited Mrs. H. Plnney this week Messrs. A. Garrison and G. Goff are buying potatoes here Miss Edith Johnson came from Grand Rapids last week to care for her grand mother, Mrs. Cronkhlte, who Is sick at her home in Venice Mis. F. Tllden visited at Durand, Monday. Wanted, Isdy or gentleman to represent us in Owosso. Likko Co., 59 Dearborn I street, Chicago. THIS IS IMPORTANT Many People May Lose Their Property if They Don't Follow These Instructions. From the Sute Republican. Owing to the fact that the last legislature changed the time for the redemption of state taxes from December to May, an im pression has gone out that persons delin quent for 1894 taxes have until May or next year to redeem the same. This is an error that Auditor General Dix is doing his ut most to correct. Redemption from the sale made from the tax record at the annual tax sale in Decem ber, 1896, for taxes of 1894 or prior years, must be made on or before December 4, 1897, whether the sale was made to an Indi vidual or the description bid to the state. Redemption money canuot be received, either by the county treasurers or by the auditor's department, at any later date. On and after December 6, all lauds bid to the state at the tax sale in December, 1896, and not redeemed before that date, become state tax land and subject to sale as such, and all lands sold to individuals at said sale will be deeded on surrender thereafter of the certificate of sale. Ovid. Fred Walters is on the sick list S. W. Ferguson is sick with a fever Miss Gert rude Eaton has returned from Detroit Jene Robson is preparing to spend the winter in California Mrs. E. DeCamp has returned from her visit in Milford Mrs. Cbas. Morrison, of Grand Rapids, is visiting Ovid friends Miss Lou Wood worth went last week for a visit in Kala mazoo J. V. Retan expects to leave his farm and locate in Grand Rapids Mrs. James Van Dyne is very 111 with inllama- tion of the stomach Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bowlby have returned from their visit In YpBilanti Matie Conant who has been quite Btck for the past two weeks is improv ing Mrs. Bennet, of Big Rapids, was the truest of Mrs. Geo. Gleason last week Miss Ella Anderson, after an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. W. U. Robson, and family, returned to her home in Detroit last week Rev. aud Mrs. Lyon, of Peo ria, 111., made Supt. E. M. Plunkett and family a short visit this week. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon were formerly from Flint Hev. J. A. Allworth expects to move his family soon to Charlevoix, where he has ac cepted the charge of the Congregational church. He preached there last Sunday. Will be Missed. After nearly thirteen years of faithful 8eivlco as chief clerk for L. E. Woodard, a position of great responsibility, L. Fllckin ger resigned to take an interest in a branch factory of the Owosso Mfg. Co, at Malvern, Arkansas, and left for that place with his family, Monday morning. Malvern, their future home is a town of 2,000 population, located on the Iron Mountain railway, 20 miles from Hot Springs and 30 miles from Little Rock, and is the county seat of Hot Springs county. A. M. Bentley, of the Owosso Mfg. Co., of this city, who is the pro jector of the enterprise, will be president of the new company, and its principal stock bolder. Mr. Flickinger will be its secre tary and treasurer. The new Institution will have bne pf the best equipped plants of the kind In the country, and with an abun dance of the best timber nearby is certain to prove a profitable Investment for the com pany. The employees of the Woodard factory showed their esteem for Mr. Flick inger before he left by presenting him a solid gold watch chain and an elegant Ma sonic charm, the presentation speech being made by D. C. Clapp, who spoke of the relation Mr. F. had borne to the men of the shop for so many years; of his interest in and kindness toward them at all times. Mr. Flickinger, though taken completely by sur prise, made a feeling response. Mr. and Mrs. Flickinger will both be missed in many ways from the city. The people of Malvern gain a splendid family and will And Mr. Flickinger to be a first-class busi ness man. Good Templars to Celebrate. Crystal Fount Lodge, I. O. G. T., will celebrate Its 43d anniversary at Union Hall, Hartwellville, on Saturday evening, Oct. 23d. The evening enteitalnment will con sist of Instrumental music, songs, readings, etc., also an address by one of Michigan's most eloquent speakers, O. W. Blaln, P. G. C. T., of Grand Rapids. We guarantee a sensible, enjoyable meeting. Everybody cordially invited. Turn out, help a good cause and have a good time. Absolutely free to all. Doors open at 7:30, entertain ment to commence at 8. Stock Notes. W. G. Morrice, of Morrice, sold last week two fine teams of Clydesdale horses to be shipped to the northern part of the state. The horses brought him a good round price. Clifton Spauldlng, of Morrice, recently purchased of Wllliamston parties, a nice Jersey heifer. The demand tor this kind of stock Is Increasing. The Louis Napoleon mare, Prairie Lass, is the dam of Iowa Sphinx 2:12. Vernon Argus: About 6,500 sheep have been unloaded here the past week by Shaw and Holmes, J. Drlscol, and C. S. and W. Bingham. The stock came from Montana and will be fed by these buyers for a later market. Altogether, tho above persons bought 14,000 iiead of sheep, the balance of which have already .been sold. Royal makes the food pure, wholesome and delicious! AkiN POWDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAKtNQ POWDER CO., NEW YORK. University Extension Lecture. Prof. Sparks will give the second lecture In the Extension course at the Congrega tional church this evening. Subject: Sam uel Adams and the Massachusetts Rebellion. No one can afford to miss hearing the lec ture. Prof. Sparks Is an entertaining and instructive speaker. Disagreed. After being out 76 hours the jury trying Adolph L. Leutgert, the Chicago sausage maker, charged with murdering his wife, reported to the court that It was Impossible to agree. Nine were for cenviction and three for acquittal. The trial was one of the greatest In the criminal annals of the country, occupying 63 days. The case will be tried again. Quarterly Meeting. jSK The quarterly meeting for the Corunna, Owosso and New Haven circuit of the Free Methodist church is to be held in the Ad ventist church, in Owosso, this week, be ginning on Friday evening and continuing over the Sabbath. Rev. W. W. Hoyt, of St. Lonls, is ex pected to be present and have charge of the meeting. All are Invited. S. U. POKTEHFIELD, Pastor. School Examiner. The Corunna Journal speaks of the new member of the county board of school ex aminers as follows; Mr. Slocum is a young man, just past his majority, having gradu ated from Corunna high school iu the clasa of '95. He was a hard working student and graduated with high honors. He is a successful teacher and chairman of the board of school Inspectors of Caledonia township. He is possessed of excellent at tainments and sterling character, and will ably fill the position. An Important Meeting. The annual meeting of the Society of As sociated Charities for the election of direc tors and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting, will be held next Tuesday evening, Oct. at the Y. M. C. A. parlors, at 7:30 o'clock. Contributing members, honorary mem bers, and all other persons Interested In the work, are earnestly invited to be present at this meeting. It is a meeting which should Interest every taxpayer In the city and everybody is cordially Invited to be present. Mks. E. F. Dudley, Sec'y. Drain Commissioner's Salary. So many conflicting and erroneous state ments being In circulation as to the amount of compensation received by County Drain Commissioner Geo. T. Mason, The Times has looked the matter up and ascertains that in 1895 Mr. Mason received 8800.85; in 1896, $742; for nine months, Jan. 1, 1897, to Oct. 1, he has earned a little less than 9500. The copying In the office has been done by Mrs. Mason and her compensation is by the folio. She received In 1895, Si 42; in 1896, $127. The comparing has been done by Mrs. Mason and her daughter, Mrs. Merrell, and the latter has not received a dollar In payment. The figures given com prise every dollar's income that Mr. Mason has had from the office, and from these amounts he has paid all hotel bills incurred, aia Itching Piles. Any one who suffers from that terrible plague, itching piles, or from eczema, will appreciate the immediate relief and perma nent cure that comes through the use of Doan's Ointment. It never falls. Free samples at Johnson & Henderson's, Nov. a. Awarded Highest Honors World's FaV CREAM BAKING POWDER MOST PERFECT MADE A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Frwv from Ammofiia, Alum or any other adulterant 40 YEARS THE STANDARD.