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is always acceptable:
Profiting bv former years ex
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at your disposal a display which is
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have for several years been the ac
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THE OWOSSO TIMES.
RDMUND O. DEWEY, Editor.
OWOSSO. FRIDAY. DEC. 16. 1898.
Michigan's Best Interests Demand Sena
tor Burrows Reelection.
There has been considerable unfavorable
comment of late yearn because of the large
proportion of multi-millionaires iu the U.
8. Senate. Many states iiave been pointed
to in shame because they have repeatedly,
even when making changed, sent only such
men to represent them. Michigan has,
however, shown her own native honesty in
this matter, and while the senior senator,
who has done so much for his state and the
nation, has a bountiful supply oi this
world's goods, yet tew people are small
enough to Imagine that to oe the reason for
his holding the important place he does or
the reason why he should have been men
tioned so prominently for ambassador to
England, and the junior senator, who was
elected to till vacancy, was certainly chosen
with regard only to his eminent fitness for
the place from long and faithful service in
the house. No one could say otherwise, for
so far ae this world's goods are concerned
he is a poor man.
But .while it is a source of satisfaction to
know that wealth is not a necessity to pre
ferment for this high office in Michigan,
there is a much more Important reason for
feeling a large degree of satisfaction in the
almost certain return of Senator Burrows to
the United States senate.
It has often been pointed out that one of
the curses of our form of government was
that as soon as a man knew enough to intel
ligently perform the duties of his office, he
was summarily reduced to ranks and the
people began experimenting with a new
man. There is not a particle of doubt in
the minds of thoughtful men who have
studied the relative influence of different
states in congress that the regular return of
one strong man, or a set of strong men,
was the surest way of giving influence to
the state in the nation's councils. The
reference of holders of this view to the posi
tion occupied by Maine has beconn? familiar
to people who scarcely knew that Maine
bad any marked influence, but they all
knew of Blaine and they know now of
Reed, Boutelle, and Dingley, and th ex
pression, "look at Maine, see her influence,"
has always carried conviction wen
when laughed down for selfish or political
This explains one reason why people who
wish to see Michigan take and hold a prom
inent place In national councils have felt
particularly pleased with the action of the
Michigan legislature in 1895 in sending Mr.
Burrows to the upper branch of congress.
He had shown by long service in the house
that he was a man of ability, and It was
foreseen that his experience and his wide ac
quaintanceship in goverment circles would
give him at once a prominence in the sen
ate that a new man must wait long to get.
As a young man, bis experience as a teach
er, as a young lawyer and as a captain in
the 17th Michigan Infantry during the war,
all bad given promise of an active and use
ful public career. Later his election and
re-election to congress after congress until
in recent years bis majorities had rapidly
grown to immense proportions, showed how
well he fulfilled the promise of his youth in
the minds of the voters of his own district.
His long and efficient service in the house
gave him standing from the moment that he
entered the senate just as bad been an
ticipated, and he was given the post of
Senator John Sherman on the nuance com
mittee when the latter was made secretary
of state. Since then, as before, his efforts
have been constant for Michigan and the
nation's good. Thus while other men have
been piling up fortunes for themselves dur
ing these long years, Mr Burrows has been
devoting the best years of bis life to the
service of this state and nation until today
he has attained to a position of prominence
in the national capitol where, though still
poor in worldly goods, he is rich in influ
enoe and iu the regard of his associates, and
Is able to be of wonderful service to this
state and to the national government.
And now it is particularly gratifying to
all friends of good government to see that
not only is Senator Burrows the choice of
over three-fourths of the republicans of the
state but that he is without doubt the
choice of a large majority of the republican
legislators, some of whom are even Instruct
ed for him, but all of whom can read the
signs of their districts and either personally
favor the senator themselves, or have long
slnoe determined to respect the wishes of
the great mass of their constituents by sup
Senator Burrows has always stood faith
fully by Michigan and the best interests of
her people, and Michigan, proud of him and
his unswerving, unselfish loyalty, Is still
determined to stand by him.
Concerning the senatorial contest the De
troit Journal says:
Without reference to the lists of any man,
politician, candidate or confederate, The
Journal has made a cauvass of the inten
tions of the republican members-elect of the
legislature, relating to the choice of a Unit
ed States senator. The canvass was under
taken purely as a matter of collecting news,
of collectiug It without bias of collecting
it from original sources through tried and
trusted correspondents without regard to
the results, asking only that it be accurate
In making this canvass The Journal omits
Wayne county. The votes of the members
from this county may go where they will.
In the contest for senator they have been
left out of the total, and if every one of
them goes against Mr. Burrows they will
not defeat him.
Names are withheld from publication,
but The Journal has the names of every
member listed In the figures below. To
complete Its list among the republican mem
bers, eight names of members need to be
supplied. The absenc of the eight does
not affect the result, but four ot the eight
are undoubtedly for Burrows, and perhaps
more than four. That particular fact is yet
to be ascertained. Here are the figures of
The Journal as returned by its regular
For Burrows. For Pack.
Senate 18 2
House 63 11
Total 72 18
Undeclared, but believed to be
For Burrows For Pack.
Senate 1 1
House - 6
Total 6 6
We have thus for Mr. Burrows absolutely
72 votes, and Wayne county out. This is
many more than will be needed to nominate
him in the republican legislative caucus.
It is also more than enough to elect him
when it comes to a vote in the legislature
on the appointed day. His vote is likely to
That Mr. Pack's support for United
States senator is so small as hardly to
amount to a complimentary vote is well
known to the opposition to Senator Bur
rows. Whether Mr. Pack is aware of this
or not, it Is certain that Gov. Pingree knows
well that Mr. Pack's chances of election as
senator are nil.
There is evidence of this strong enough
to convince any man who notices how the
game is being played. The most convinc
ing circumstance Is Gov. Pingree's efforts
to get other candidates In the held.
Among those suggested, none of whom,
by the sorrowful admissions of the free
silver and anti-Burrows Evening News,
will consent to stand, are the uames of
Benton Hanchett, Arthur Hill, John Pat
ton. E. M. Irish, T. J. O'Brien, Judge
Long and Wm. A. Smith. All have been
tried and tempted; all have refused to make
Why? Because it is known to all per
sons who look at the situation, that a con
siderable majority of the members-elect to
the legislature were pledged by the conven
tions that nominated them, and by personal
choice, to support Julius C. Burrows for
Uuited States senator. By majority is
meant not only enough votes to elect Bur
rows, but a goodly number to spare.
The tactics of Gov. Pingree in his fight
against Burrows are probably the best that
can be devised. It is to get as many men
into the field as possible in the hope of
drawing off, here and there, a vote for Bur
rows. To make a combined rush against
Burrows, and if, by some good luck, the
combination should be able to keep Bur
rows' vote down below the number neces
sary tu nominate him in the legislative ses
sion, then to let each candidate in to a
grand scramble. In hie efforts to effect a
combination, Gov. Pingree might not go so
far as to promise his support to every man
persuaded to go into the scramble. There
are meu, however, who, having had reason
to think the governor's promises were fav
orable to their ambitions and discovered
afterwards that they were illusory, will
"place no faith in princes "
The tactics of the governor supposing
that a governor has any right to interfere in
purely legislative matters the tactics of the
governor are good, but they will not suc
ceed. This is evidenced by the statement, sev
eral times reiterated in the democratic free
silver organ, that the friends of Burrows
re looking around for another candidate.
That President McKlnley has given Bur
rows up. That Burrows is to have a for
eign mission. That Burrows' supporters
are mad "because their names have been
used" as such "without authority," and that
consequently "they have been pushed over
the fence Into our (Pingree and Pack's)back
yard." Reasonable men cannot be imposed upon
by the tactics of the opposition to Mr. Bur
rows. The things that are brought for
ward to convey the impression that Bur
rows is doomed to defeat are absurd. If
any one believes In these absurdities It Is
not Gov. Pingree. Neither Is It Albert
Pack. They know to the contrary.
It's a great comfort to trade at a one
price store, and find a large assortment of
goods to select from.
OsnuRN A Sons, Owosso.
Fenton Independent: An Owosso young
man by the name of Kamm is about to study
for the ministry. As a general thing It Is a
difficult thing for a cam to run In a straight
and narrow way.
The annual meeting of State Short Horn
Cattle Breeders' Association will be held at
Lansing, Tuesday afternoon. Dec. 20lh.
On the following day the meeting of the as.
soclatlon of Breeders of improved Live
Stock will be held. Both meetings in the
Rural Mail Delivery.
The annual report of First Assistant
Postmaster General Perry S. Ueatb has
considerable refereuce to rural free delivery
of mail, a subject of considerable luterest at
present to the people of this couaty. A
few extracts follow:
"Congress, in making appropriation foi
the postal service of the United States for
the fiscal year, 1897-98, mcluded this pro
vision: For experimental rural free delivery. In
cluding pay of carriers, horse hire allow
ance, supplies and mechanical appliances,
one bundled and fifty thousand dollars.
This was an increase of 8100,000 over the
appropriation for the previous fiscal year
which was as follows:
For experimental rural free delivery, un
der the direction ot the postmaster geueral,
fifty thousand dollars.
The course of the debate in the house of
representatives preceding the passage of the
appropriation for the current fiscal year,
indicated a desire to remove rural free de
livery from the experimental category and
to place it within the limits of the regular
service, with a larger appropriation (name
ly $300,000) than that eventually provided.
But in conference between the house aud
seuate the word 'experimental' was restored
and' the department was thus left free to
devise and put in force the best means of
installing the service and of maintaining it
in efficiency when established.
With a view of obtaining the best results
from the appropriation and extending it
o v r as wide an area as possible and among
communities desirous of obtaining and cap
able of appreciating its benefits, informa
tion, how to obtain rural free delivery, was
put in the shape of a circular letter and was
sent out to all points from which inquiries
A beautiful line of sliver novelties, cheap
for the holidays. F. B. Holm an.
The Timks readers in every part of the
county will find it to the interest of their
pocket books and to their feeling of satis
faction as well if they will take careful
note of what Murray & Terbusb haye to
say to them in their large ad. In this weeks
issue. This firm sells everything which a
man need wear aud by constantly oidenng
new goods they keep their stock up-to-date
at all times and all lines full. Look over
the announcement and keep it in mind that
It will pay you to come twenty or twenty
five miles to buy your supply of clothing.
Civil Service Reform Mistakes
From the Qunton's Magazine for December:
In this country the civil service reform
movement has probably suffered as much
from the indiscretions of its friends as from
the actual hostility of spoils system benefi
ciaries. As a class, the promoters of the
movement demanded that the power of
selection of employees be taken away
wholesale from public officials and put in
the hands of examining commissions, and
the tests required were at first, in a large
proportion of cases, absurdly crude aud in
appropriate and brought ridicule upon the
whole system. The dominating idea of the
whole. movement seemed to be that the Im
personal, competitive system of appointment
was an absolute good in itself, under all
circumstances and conditions. It wa9 not
recognized that efficient service requires
that a man shall have at least some degree
of personal choice in the selection of his
subordinates, nor was it admitted that the
carrying out of public policies is no less im
portant than mere discharging of perfunc
tory duties, and that in order to carry out
the policies demanded by the people at the
polls, a considerable proportion of the lead
ing positions must be of political and not
merely book-keeping nature, and likewise
thai political opinions are an important con
sideration even in the case of certain of the
appointive places under these officials.
Great quantities of useful articles for
Holidays at Osburn & Sons'.
1 have placed for your inspection, bar
gains in all styles of gold rings an elegant
stock at dolman's.
See the great bargains I'm offering in
clocks, 8 day, strikes and alarms, 82 25 and
92.50 They are beauties.
F. B. Holman.
B. F. Revenaugh is again living in his
bouse. It was necessary for him to put an
entire new roof upon it and build a new
chimney Peter Dellamater shot a large
fox last Tuesday after following it up near
ly all day James Agnew, Sr., is drawing
Borne fine lumber from Oakley, which he re
ceived frcm F. F. Speigle, or Vanderbilt.
We understand he contemplates building a
dwelling bouse in the spring Mr. and
Mrs. Sanford Shuster gave a party to a
number of their friends Monday evening; a
good time is reported. The K O T. M.
put F. Rowley through the mysteries of the
order on Wedndsday evening. The Knights
contemplate having a play in the near fu
ture for the benefit of their lodge Will
Van Cureu spent the latter part of the week
Gold watches at great reduction, call and
get prices. F. B. Holman.
Estello "Lucky in love, unlucky with
eardsl' What do you Q pose (hut means
Elva Why, I mppmi it means whoii a
girl gets ninrrled she has to UiHe nil the
MlltBg curds she bus on hand. Yonkur
At nt HiH.
There was a young fellow named Talt.
Who dined with his girl at 8:8,
Btlt I 00. n not ft lAM
What ibis ohappft named Talt
And his tete-a-tetc ate at 8:8.
"The French have a new rapid fire gun
With which a single man can wipe out a
whole regiment "
"Yea, but where are they going to gut
ah man v Cleveland Plain Dealer
The board of pension examiners held Its
regular meeting at the New National Wed
nesday. Dr. W. E. Ward has moved into the Hoyt
house on Water street.
Henry Haines died at his home on Sagi
naw street Wednesday, his death belug the
result of Inflammation of the lungs. He
leaves an invalid wife and five young chil
dren In practically destitute circumstances.
Miss Grace Carruthers, of Newburg, and
Mrs. Will Hlbbard, of Durand, were guests
of Mrs. E. L. Devereaux, yesterday.
The Junior band deteated the city band
last evening iu indoor base ball by a score
of 23 to 7.
The Congregational Social Union has a
number ot articles left from the bazaar on
sale at the home of Mrs. C. D. Stewart.
Look them over before buying your Christ
Walter T. Parker, of Corunua, a sopho
more medical student in the University,
suffered a painful injury to his eyes Wed
nesday by the explosion of a mixture con
tainiug sulphuric acid which he was hand
ling iu a test tube while working in one of
Chas. E. Baxter, of Detroit, is in the city
Burglars got Into the bouse of P. D.
White last night and carried away among
other things, a quantity of clothing, a pair
of gold bow spectacles aud a valuable hug.
Frank Payne, of Elsie, was iu the city on
The annual bazaar given by the Congre
gational Social Union this week was a great
success both socially and financially.
Michigan Central Stock Yards, Detroit.
Cattle were easy at the Detroit Live Stock
Market, Thursday, Ueceuiber 15th, quality
few! prime steers and heifers, $4.10 4. no;
handy butchers, 3.60 - i no. vommoii, -".
8.U3; canners' cows, 81. do 2.60; Blockers and
feeders, steady at $2 76 a 3.60.
Milch cows, active at 880.00 45.00; calves
lower at $5.00 6.uo.
Sheep and lambs, ; dull quality common ;
prime iamos, 84.60 6.00, mixed, 13.50 4.00:
culls, $2.00 83.00.
Hogs, active ; quality, poor; prime mediums.
8.SS5 d.30;Yorkers,3.20 3.25;plgs,$3.00 fi.10;
roughs, 82.60 2.76; stags one-third off; orip
pies, 8100 per cwt. off.
Cattle, 700; calves, 100; sheep, 2,100; bogs,
Qood News for Crutch Bearers.
There is a Relief for You as Sure as (he
thump 1" there he
hobbles, another poor
along life's way, with
a pain-racked body
and a bitter heart.
But rheumatic suf
ferers should not give
There Is a cure
Rheumatic ure, the
most natural remedy
in the world.
It tones up the en
tire system, expells
all uric add from the
blood, lubricates the
" creaky " joints,
nourishes and vital
most severe attack.
Read the experience of one who suffered:
Kalamazoo, Mich., June 26, 1896.
Specific Rtmtdy Co., Kalamatoo, Mirk :
Gtntlemen : For upwards of twenty year 1
have suffered from Sciatic Rheumatism, during
which time I have Bought relief in many ways,
treating with leading physicians at hums and
abroad, but with no apnroach to an) thing like a rura
until 1 began the used Itheiimal icure. It has wtn
By custom to take treatment at Mount Clemen,
and even Kiiropeun and other similar relri-ats, but I
cannot say that they have given me, at best, more
than temporary relief. I have derived mora benefit
In the past few month from the use of your medi
cine than I have from tha combined uae of ail othet
medicines and treatment s taken in the past twenty
years, or since Itheumat ism first took hoid on me. I
nave personal knowledge of several other remark
abla cures effected by Khmimaticure, and truly be
Uava If to be the greatest remedy of the age.
LUIaofcld Bros., Wholesale Tobacco and Liquors.
Booklet mailed free. Gives further evi
dence of the value of Rheumatlcure.
Speclfc Remedy Co., Kalamazoo, Mich.
! clear by oshaj
H removes Freckles, Tan, Sunburn, Moth
Patches, Pimples, Black Heads. Cures Ring
worm, Barber's Itch and Skin Diseases.
NEWTON T. KIRK, of Albion, Mich., Pension
Attorney 20 years. Responsible, energetic,
prompt. Thousands entitled to increase Sol
diers, widows, dependent parents of tbe Civil or
Spanish war who think they have claims for
original or increase pension, write him giving
full particulars. Special attention given to
widows' claims. Write him. Advice free.
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let it in gear nfl.r
you have taken out
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fectly safe to Mavi
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ke the reliible iWdllf S
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Write for catalog and name of nearest airent.
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For nicking out UP-TO-DATE XMAS PRESENTS
in all lines but we were prepared for a continued
rush and can offer you all kinds of
CHOICE SELECTIONS IN FURNITURE.
Just try some of the Chairs we've upholstered ourselves.
Seems like a dream to get into one. We warrant them to
stay just that way too. You can get chairs, which are not up
holstered, as low as a dollar. If you've made up your mind
to put more money into a chair, any where up to fifteen dol
lars, we can show you just what you're after.
Remember we have White Enameled Iron Bedsteads as low as $2.75
Most of yo 1 know of sorao hall whore one of our Hall Trees would
give an elegant effect. Is it in your own house? Just see onr Hall
Trees with huavy huvulod plate mirrors, brass trimmings, unbrolla
rack and draws for overshoes, etc. Elegant pieces, and yet wo have
one stylo wo can soil as low as $8.00
Perhaps none ofthoso things hits you this time, but comj in and
look ovor our stock. Wo can't begin to mention all of our loaders
even. VWd rather show you than to trust to printers' iak to toll you
anyway. Yours for useful Xmas presents,
KIN ARR & SMITH, OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE.
All the Latest Designs in
can be found at
MB PI 1 1
115 West Exchange Street, Owosso.
$ OOOD FARfl LANDS at
1 FIVE DOLLARS
4 per acre, for sale or exchange fc
3 for Owosso City property or p
1 Shiawassee Countv farms. fc
I A. D. WHIPPLE, f
OWOSSO, MICH. I
0. A. Connor says he
will take a hand in
this Oyster War, and
until further notice
he will sell Standard
20 c Per Quart.
This is not a water
sale but SOLID
Crackers 6 c. a Pound.
C. A. Connor.
STThe attention of the public is called
to the fact that I have engaged
RETAIL CARRIAGE BUSINESS !
All work can be seen in the white be
ore you buy, and will be finished to
your order. Come and see what I have
F. E. SUFFIX,
Cor. Water and Exchange Streets, (Melvin
property,) Owosho, Mlcb.
Order of Publication.
State of Michigan, in the Circuit Court for the
County of Shiawassee. In Chancery.
Tbe Shiawassee Saving Society vs. Felix
Sweeney and Alexandrine Sweeney,
Suit pending In the Circuit Court for the
county of Shiawassee, in Chancery, at Corunna,
on the th day of December, A l . In this
cause it appearing from affidavit on tile, that
the defendant, Alexandrine Sweeney, is not a
resident of this State, but resides In the state
of Massachusetts, on motion of William M.
Kllpatrick, complainant's solicitor, it Is or
dered that said defendant, Alexandrine Swee
ney, oause her appearance to he entered herein
within five months from the date of this order,
and In case of her appearance that she cause her
answer to tbeoomplainai t s bill of complaint to
be filed, ana a copy thereof to be served on said
complainant's solicitor within twenty days
after service on her of a copy of said bill, and
notice of this order; and that in default thereof,
said bill be taken as confessed by tbe said non
And it Is further ordered, that within twenty
days the said omplninant cause a notice of this
order to be published in Tub owosso Times, a
newspaper printed, published and circulating
in said county, and that such ublteallon be
continued there at leiisi (nice In each week for
six weeks In succession, or that he cause c copy
of this order to be personally served on said
non resident defendant at least twentv days
before the time above prescribed for her ap
pearanoe. stkari.-. F. Smith,
W. M. Kn.PATiiif'K. Circuit Judge.
the store of the
Hunters' tickets to points north on the
line of the Michigan Central and Detroit fc
Mackinaw RyV are now on sain at. the M.
C. Ry. ticket office. Further information
given at ticket office. 30-tf.
THOS. S. SPRAGUE A. SON, '
Wayne Comity Bank Bldg., DETROIT.
120 Exchange Street,
Next to Post office,
THAT WILL NEVER
REMEMBER OUR y
NOW is your CHANGE.