There Will Be
Many Pleasant Days
Before the Snow Falls.
At the same time, the raw
ness of the ah in the morning
and evening is liable to start
you wlteexing and barking.
Perhaps you think you dare
negleet a cough at this season.
It never pay s to neglect health.
Nature never forgive or for
gets. COLLINS BRONCHIAL ELIXIR,
Sooths, Heals, Cures.
Twrrty -tW m Cont.
Will E. Collins & Co.,
llO North Washington St.
THE OWOSSO TIMES.
KDMUND O. DEWEY, Editor.
OWOSSO, FRIDAY, OCT. 29. 1897,
An abstract of the reports made by the
175 state banks and three trust companies
showing the condition of business on Oct.
5th, shows pavii'gs deposits to the amount
of $47,300. :n;o.:i7. a gain of a million dol
lars since the July report; commercial de
posits about a, 500, 000 Increase.
Gov. Pingree Is to begin mandamus pro
ceedings against the Michigan Central rail
way to compel it to sell a thousand mile
mileage book good for use of the purchaser
mod his family for two years at 830, in ac
cordance with the requirements of the law
receutly held by the supreme court to be
valid. The fight will be watched with in
terest. The farmers of the country will probably
be interested in the fact that Uto August
(1897) importations of wool under the new
protective tariff were but a little more than
half those of August, 1896, under the free
trade tariff then in operation, and that the
importation of manufactures of wool In
August, 1897, were less than one-sixth those i
of Am: ust, 1896, in value.
First assistant postmaster general Heath,
who has just returned from his home in In
diana, tells the followiug to illustrate the
conditions he found there: "When 1 was
In Indiana in February I met a farmer who
was in great distress. He was an old friend
with 200 acres of as good land as can be
found an;, where. It was mortgaged for
several thousand dollars and he offered to
sell his equity at an almost nominal figure.
Last week I saw the farmer again and
asked him If be still wanted to sell. He
told me that the farm was not for sale; that
he bad made enough out of it to settle his
Interest account, pay off part of his debt,
and to build a new bouse, and bad renewed
his mortgage at two per cent lower interest
than he had been paying."
At the risk of causing pain to the free
trade advocates who have insisted that the
adoption of a protective system would de
stroy our foreign market for American man
ufactures, their attention is respectfully
called to the fact that the exportation of do
mestic manufactures from the United States
in the first month under the Dlngley law
was nearly two million dollars more than lu
the corresponding month of the preceding
year under the Wilson law. When to this
is added the fact that the September expor
tation of domestic merchandise of all kinds
were twenty millions greater under the
Dlngley law than those of September, 1896,
under the Wilson law, it will be seen that
the dismal predictions of the loss of our for
eign market by the enactment of a protec
tive tariff are not being rapidly realized.
The October statement of the Treasury
Department shows that the money in circu
lation today is, in round numbers, 8100,
000,000 in excess of one year ago. Curi
ously, more than one-half of this increase
is In gold. The following table, issued by
the Treasury Department on October 1st,
shows the money iu circulation October 1st,
1897, compared with October 1st, 1396:
Am t. In clrcu- A nit in circu
lation Oct. latlon Oct.
1, 1897. 1, 1896
Gold coin 1688,006,758 1478,771,490
Standard silver dol
lars 67, US, 770
Subsidiary silver 1, 176,415
Gold certificates 86,898,559
Silver certificates... . 8:4,620,29
Treas. notes, act July
United States notes,
National bank notes,
THE CLOTHING QUESTION IS NO SECRETT
We can give you more value for a dollar than our competitors can give for two, as our goods are bought strictly tor cash and sold
at a small margin that makes the other fellows shake.
WE SHALL PUT ON SALE FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS :
20 dozen Uunlap LerDy natfl,
20 dozen Fedora Square Top
5UU unuaren s ouus, neavy wt-.giu, irom
2-for-l Overalls at
THIS IS A PRICE BREAKER
Evidence of business prosperity continues
to be found in the reduction of the number
of business failure;. Uradstreet's Trade
Ueview reports the number of failures last
week only 196, compared with 237 Iu the
preceding week, 279 la the corresponding
week of last year, 289 in the cor
responding week of 1895, and 340 in the
corresponding week of 1893.
Henry -George is stirring up Tammany In
great shape. Speakiug of Its boss he uses
the following terse language: "If Mr. Crok
er has honestly got it by honest labor hla
horses and his hounds, his palaces on the
ether side of the water and on this then
let him remain. He will be safeguarded.
If it is true be got It by the robbery of the
people or by the misuse of his power, let
him go to England by the very first eteamer.
If I have the power the penitentiary yawns
for him. If I have the power the fate of
Tweed and McKaue will be his." This Is
pretty plain language.
The agitation brought about by the pre
sentation to the common council of the bills
of the board of health for extra compensa
tion for services recently rendered, will
probably result in calling the attention of
tax-payers to the manner in which a good
deal of the city business has been conduct
ed. A protest has already been filed against
the payment to Aid. Zimmerman of any
further turns from the city treasury for la
bor performed in superintending the con
struction of sewers. It does not seem as
though there could be any question as to the
Illegality and plain violation of the charter
in paying Aid. Zimmerman for this work,
the provision of the charter providing that
"no member of the council shall receive
any compensation for his services as alder
man, committeeman or otherwise, except as
herein provided." and no exception is made
for the services that Aid. Zimmerman bus
been rendering. The council will also
doubtless have a number of other questions
to solve, oue of which will be how to collect
payment for sidewalks built by the city
when no order had been served upon prop
erty owners to do the work. Again, how
the payment for sewer work is to be en
forced when the plain provision of the
charter that such work shall be let to the
lowest bidder has been violated on every
sewer put in this year, and in the case of
the work on Exchange, Ball and south
Washington street, no notice of the review
of the assessment roll was published. It is
time tor the people of Owosso to wake up
and call upon the council for an explanation.
Rural Free Mail Delivery a Success.
The report of Hon. Perry S. Heath, as
sistant postmaster general, contains the fol
lowing concerning rural free mail delivery:
'liural free delivery has beeu put to the
test of practical experiment in twenty-nine
states on forty-four different routes. The
co-operation of the communities served has
in every instance been effectively given.
The general satisfactory results suggest the
feasibility of making rural delivery a per
manent feature of the postal administration
in the United States; not immediately or in
all districts at once, but in some gradual
and graduated form regulated by the pres
ent experiments. Public policy requires
some advancement to be made, and that the
postal service should be brought more into
line with advancing prosperity and increas
ing population. Sooner or later the United
States will have to follow the lead of the
more densely populated countries and estab
lish a delivery service over all the settled
portions of its vast territory. Under wise
restrictions it can be extended with great
advantage to a class of our citizens who
rightly or wrongly deem themselves neg
lected In legislation the agricultural class
and without serious detriment to the rev
enues Mr. Heath says of the results in Michigan:
Rural free delivery was started at Climax,
Kalamazoo county, Mich., December, 1896.
Two routes were laid out, one extending
south and east of Climax, the other north
and west; each traversed a well settled
farming country. The south route measures
about twenty-two miles and runs through a
level county, where the roads are generally
good, except in the spring. The north
route measures about eighteen miles, has
several heavy hills, and the crossroads fill
with snow in the winter. The reports indi
cate a deep interest in the service on the
part of the farmers, a steady increase in the
number of pieces of mail handled, and good
service rendered. Two carriers were ap
pointed at Kalamazoo at 8300 per annum to
serve a population of 750 persons. The
area covered was 24 square miles, the car
riers averaging about 26 miles per day.
From Dec 3, 1896, when the service was
established, to July 1, 1897, 32,391 pieces
were delivered at a cost for that length of
time of 8350 54, making the cost per piece
of mail 1.08 cents, a most satisfactory show
ing when the character of the experiments
Is considered .
President McKlnley has designated Thurs
day, Nov. 25th, as Thanksgiving day.
in black and brown, at
Hats, in all colors, from
The Dread Diphtheria.
It may be a mooted point as to the advisa
bility of advertising dlphtherlaeven when it
is absolutely preseut iu a community, es
pecially from a business point of vle.w.
The contagion or aipniuerm is oy no
means certain, for frequently a single case
occurs in a family of children and the others
escape entirely, which they would not, were
it small-pox, scarlet fever or measles.
Again, it occurs de novo. That is, without
any known contact, which is not the case
with the diseases mentioned.
The first case that the writer ever saw
occurred in a young married woman, living
In a low wooden building, located about a
block and a half east of where the Wilder-
ninth house now stands, In 1859. The
most of that section of the city was com
mons, with here and there a small frame
dwelling scattered over the Saharah of
miasm, witn wnicn tue aimospnere was
ladened. She was In wrliculo mortis when
1 arrived, and died in an hour or so, but
there was no spread of the disease, and as
that was long years before the Egyptian
disease had become epidemic, at least in
this country, and before Its literature, his
tory, and treatment bad been written up,
I confess that it was a stunner to me. That
epidemics of the disease, however, by vari
ous names, have ocourred all along down
since the middle ages, Is well authenticated,
but it is comparatively of late years that it
has been more prevalent and better under
That it spreads epidemically without any
contagion, is true, but It Is frequently high
ly contagious. The discharges from the air
passages i arc ' especially poisonous, but
singularly enough, the breath Is not, and no
disease that doctors and nurses have to at
tend, causes so much fatality among them
Examinations of the throat are fraught with
danger, as the child not unfrequently coughs
and chokes, and a speck of diphtheritic dis
charge lodged on the mucous membrane of
the examiner, anywhere, is sufficient fre
quently to inaugurate the disease, especial
ly in youngerly people. An old case-hard
ened doctor don't mind it so much.
So you gentlemen who audit the doctor's
bill of diphtheritics, consider how much a
shot you would take 10 stand up and be
fired at with a Winchester rifle, 80 rods off,
in the hands of a tolerable fair marksman
then govern yourself accordingly.
It has been a query to me whether the
endemic Influence of the case spoken of
has'nt extended down through the long
lapse of years since that poor woman died
there in that shanty, for the disease certain
ly seems to be endemic iu the vicinity. That
is, it remains in the soil or water, or both,
and crops out occasionally like a smolder
ing fire. When this comes to be the ca.-e,
as it is in many places, the only remedy is
drainage, sewerage, and pure drinking
The Shiawassee river, in the good old
days, was a beauty as It swept rapidly
through the city limits; but it has degen
erated, and still it must require a deal of
gall on the part of a Saginaw man to call it
a ditch, even now, and complain as one is
reported doing the other day about its being
such an unhealthy stream, when the river
of his own lovely town runs either way, and
is so clotted with debris that a broad soled
man can walk on the water without any
supernatural assistance. Consistency is a
jewel, and Saginaw men are privileged al
ways to say or do almost anything; but we
must draw the line on river water.
Owosso has always seemed more like
home to me than any other spot on earth,
and 1 hate to see it kicked at by a man with
dirty boots and no hat, regardless of where
he comes from.
In conclusion allow me to say that in my
opinion the city and surroundings are men
aced more today by pedantic pill peddlers,
than by diphtheria. Ward.
Laingsbnrg, Oct. 25, 1897.
P. S. The propriety of closing schools to
prevent the spread of diphtheria Is very
questionable, as the children run the streets
and are more exposed than at school. A
child with a sore throat should be kept at
home always, and in the epidemic here a
couple of years ago, the schools were al
lowed to run right along, and there was no
evidence to prove that it was the means of
spreading the disease.
Addendum: That meeting mentioned In
last week's Times as being held in Owosso
by certain friends of one of the candidates
for postmaster here, was a work of superer
ogation. When we want you gentlemen
frino Vernon, Bancroft, Woodhull, and so
on down the meandering Looklngglass
river to select a postmaster for Lalngsburg,
we will ask you and pay you for so doing.
An exchange thinks that oysters and
strawberries have done their share in evan
gelizing the world. They have built and
furnished more churches, paid the sala
ries of more ministers, and helped more
heathens than any other two natural
45c to $1.00
5c to 2.50
50c, former price 75c to $1.00
FOR THE NXT
The assortment is better I
The sizes are complete I
Vou can get any color you want I
AT PRICES FROM $2.50 TO $22.50.
We never had a more complete line than we are now showing and
the prices are lower than ever before.
Your Hustling Clothiers,
Wicking & Storrer,
New Store, Washington and Exchange Sts.
"-IV W ' W W W "!
Q. A. MUNCH, M. D., the Eminent Specialist, who has five diplomas and two honor
ary diplomas, and who can nanio and locate a disease without asking questions, will bo at
nwnssn, national hotel
Saturday and Sunday, November 13th and 14th.
No matter WHAT your disease or trouble, or who has failed to cure you, consult him.
It Costs Nothing and is Strictly Confidential.
Chronic, Nervous and Private Diseases and Diseases of Women, Catarrh, Asthma, Bronchitis, Rheumatism,
Epilepsy, Fits, Paralysis, Piles, Scrofula, Ulcers, Cancers, Tumors, Pimples, Eczema, Nervous Prostration, cured
by our special system treatment.
Diseases of Women. Leucorrhcra, Irregularities, Barreness, Displacement of Womb, Inflations, etc., suc
cessfully treated without an operation.
If you suspect having any Kidney, Madder or Blood Disease, or a Failing Memory, Nervous Trcublo or any
Irregularity or Heart, etc., bring some urine and have it analyzed and examined by a large and powerful micro
scope and thus assist to quickly make an accurate diagnosis. Such examinations usually cost 5 or $10, but
will be FREE this month.
Diseases of Men. OLD AND YOUNG MEN suffering from any defects of a private nature consult us. It
costs you nothing if not cured.
If you have been deceived by frauds, humbugs, quacks and so-called specialists call and investigate. Our
best reference no cure no pay. Bear in mind we ask no PAT until cured. For further information or circulars
. see Dr. Munch or address, with stamp, Detroit Medical and Surgical Institute. Iak Pine St.. Detroit. Mich.
. M. vMA- vM- vM. vMA. vM. StezStotVi
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Michigan Bulletin: The publisher of the
Avoca (Cal.) Herald, recently sued a delin
quent subscriber for seven years' subscrip
tion, $14. He scoured judgment with costs,
notwithstanding the paper had been refused
at the postoffice. The arrearages had not
been paid, and the name was continued on
the books and the paper mailed to his ad
dress. St. Johns Independent: L. D. Wilson,
who had been engaged with the Mercantile
Co. two years, has purchased the A. Byrne
grocery stock at Owosho, which He had
charge of for a Saginaw wholesale grocery
house for two months previous, and will re
move to Owosso soon. Mr. Wilson leaves
here with a clean record and the hearty best
wishes of all who know him.
The clothing, dry goods and shoes at 204
N. Wash. St., will be sold for what they
will bring for the next few weeks. They
are going this lime, sure. No humbug.
Come Opera house block.
E. A. Calhoun has opened up a barber
shop in the basement of Joe Qerson's cloth
ing store and solicits the patronage of bis
Mrs. B. F. Taylor Is having a coat of
paint put on her dwelling house, at 417
Park street The work is being done by H.
Go and be healed while the healer Is with
you. Wm. H. Hall, the famous magnetic
physician, will be located at the National
hotel, Owosso, for thirty days, commencing
Monday, Oct. 25, 1897. Pain vanishes at
his touch. Consultation free; for particu
lars send for circulars.
A lady or gentleman roomer can And
a warm and well furnished room by calling
at 817 Co in stock street.
75 Satin-lined Suits, in Frocks
400 Heavy Union Suits at
250 Square Cut Suits, in gray
10 DAVS AT
You Can't Put Off
Buying that . . .
any longer. Its
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Howard Kinney , of Chicago, is the guest
of his parents for a few days.
M. Osburn received on Saturday a Lin
coin ram purchased from Port & Bigford.
The ram was bred by Gibson & Walker, of
Ilderton, England, and is one of the best
ever brought to Shlawasseo county. Mr.
Osburn has a large flock of line ewes.
The stallion Searchlight paced a mile in
2:07 at Los Angeles, Cal., Saturday, break
ing the world's record for 3 yr. olds. The
dam of this horse was bred by Dewey &
Stewart, of this city.
Something to Know.
It may be worth something to know that
the very best medicine for restoring the
tired out nervous system to a healthy vigor
is Electric Bitters. This medicine U pure
ly vegetable, acts by jdvlog tone to the
nerve centers In the stomach, gently stimu
lates the liver and kidneys, and aids these
organs in throwing off impurities in the
blood. Electric Bitters improves the appe
tite, aids digestion and Is pronounced by
those who have tried it as the very best
blood purifier ' and nerve tonic. Try It.
Sold for 50c or 81 00 per bottle at Will E.
Collins & Co., and J. S. Haggart.
Advertised letters In Owosso postoffice
Oct. 23: Wm. Hook, Edith Hines, Willie
Graham, L. B. Colby, Mrs. Inez Sprague,
Wm. Wright, Wm. H. Smith, E P. Smith,
B. M. Post. Foreign, Wm. J. Law.
Try Grain-O ! Try Qrain-O I
Ask your grocer today to show you a
package of QRAIN-O, the new food drink
that takes the place of coffee. The children
may drink It without injury as well as the
adult. All who try It like it. GRAIN O
has that rich seal brown of Mocha and Java
but It Is made from pure grains, and the
most delicate Btomach receives It without
distress. X the price of coffee. 15c and
25c per package. Sold by all grocers.
and Sacks, this week at
, n a
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and brown, at and above
Other goods in proportion.
folly to wait.
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Jack Fairman, the efficient hack driver of
Joe Amos, has resigned his position.
Cured of Deafness.
To my friends and the public: I wish to
say a word concerning deafness. On June
13th, 1897, my hearing left me and I was
almost entirely deaf in the left ear could
not hear my watch tick. I consulted a
noted physician of Detroit, Mich., but ob
tained no satisfaction whatever. My friends
thought there was no help for me. Finally
I concluded to consult Dr. Ottman, of the
medical firm of B. S. & Co . of Muskegon,
Mich., and with great thankfulness I can
cheerfully say that after about two months
treatment with this skillful physician my
hearing has been restored to me. Hoping
that many who are deaf may consult Dr.
Ottman, I will say to such that they will
find him very reasonable in his charges and
Interested in their welfare.
M. L. Welter,
This eminent specialist will visit Owosso
Tuesday, Nov. 2, In the private parlor of
the Wildermuth Hotel, from 9 a. m. to 6:30
p. m. One day only. Consultation free
and strictly confidential.
California in 3 Days,
Via Chicago, Union Pacific and North
western line. No change of cars. All
meals in dining cars. Two trains dally,
with first-class and tourist sleepers. Per
sonally conducted excursions every Thurs
day to California and Oregon. For rates
and other Information ask your nearest
Ticket Agent or write W. H. Guerln, M P.
A ,J7w!Vdward venue. Detroit, Mich.,'
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