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The Owosso Times
A thoro ugh enforcement of the anti
lottery law is urged on postmasters and
all other postal employes in a general
order promulgated by Postmaster Gen
eral Cortelyou. The order savs that
the terms of the lA? bar "endless
chain," enterprises, so called "gift con
cerns," or similar enterprises offering
prizes dependent on lot or chance, in
cluding "guessing" or estimating" con
tests for prizes, as well as drawings and
raffles of every kind, - whether general
or local, for money or otherwise, for
private gain or in aid of charitable,
' educational, or religious objects. News
papers printing advertisements or news
. items relating to any of the prohibited
enterprises subject themselves to exclu
sion from the mails.
One of the. last and important acts of
the legislature was the passage of the
measure providing for the submission
to the people of the question of calling
and holding a convention for the revis
ion of the constitution. The Times be
lieves the question should be submitted
every year until passed, and also that
it is just" a tendency to vote down
amendments and changes that has caus
ed the defeat of this proposition before,
and that when thoroughly discussed
and thought about before ' being voted
upon there will :be no question as to
its passage. The work of a convention
would save an extremely large amount
of legislation from session to session;
would do away with the necessity of
, passing many laws that are of doubtful
stability and later declared unconstitu
tional and put the state on an up-to-date
basis possible in no other way.
A dispatch from Pontiac to the De
' troit Free Press states that Cong. S. W.
Smith will go to Washington "very
shortly, where he will take up the mat
ter of solid rural mail delivery for the
entire sixth congressional district.
Three of the five counties of the district
now have it, and if he succeeds in secur
ing it for the other two it will be the
a 3; .4.-: 4L A
ill Oil UiatllUb UA IUO OlOtO IU BCtUlO BUUU
rural mail service." In this instance
the hustling congressman of the sixth
district will have to take off his hat
to Congressman Fordney. Three of the
. four counties in his district already
have county delivery and Special Agent
Pond has been at work in this county
two months mapping it for the service.
Shiawassee has practically had full
county service for some months as the
work of Col. Pond to date does not in
dicate a possibility of putting in more
than four additional routes. So far as
rural delivery is concerned but few dis
tricts in the entire' country can equal
the eighth.
New Substitute Clerk and Carrier.
As a result of the recent civil service
examination for the position of substi
tute clerk or carrier at the Owosso post
office, Ralph Mahaney, W. F. Alex
ander and Vernon Fulmer secured the
highest rating. Mr. Mahaney expects
to enter college in the fall and did not
care to accept one of the places, and
the appointment as substitute carrier
has been given to Mr. Alexander and
Elected Grand Warder.
At the election of officers of the Grand
Commandery Knight. Templar of Mich
igan held in Detroit yesterday, Geo. T.
Campbell, of this city, was elected
Grand Warder after a spirited contest,
there being six candidates. This means
that Mr. Campbell will ultimately be
come Eminent Grand Commander of
the State an honor which any Knight
Templar might covet. Our heartiest
congratulations are extended to Mr.
' Campbell on his success.
New Postmaster at Bennington.
On Friday last C. E. Shaw, post-
master at uenmngion, xorwaraea ms
resignation to the department at Wash
ington. Friends of E. J. Curtis and C
-. v. snyaer at once started petitions ask
ing forlheb? appointment. Both were
well endorsed, the petitions from the
local patrons of the office being nearly
evenly divided, and either would have
been acceptable to ' practically all of
those doing business at the Bennington
office. Mr. Snyder has 'been recom
mended by Cong. Fordney and his ap
pointment will be made within a few
days. '
Uncle Sam's Red Tape.
A dispatch from Battle Creek states
that citizens watch with much interest
both ihe progress and delay of the work
upon the new postoffice building. It is
the city's first experience with govern
ment buildings and the red tape is mys
tifying. For over two weeks the work
has been at a standstill because the re
port has not been received from Wash
ington authorities on the quality of the
cement to be used. Everything has to
be submitted to a test, hence the delays.
The cellar of the new building has been
excavated and the Bedford stone to be
used in tno construction oi tne main
building has arrived and the stone Cut
ters are at work. -
The 'annual meeting of the Owosso
Sugar Co. is to be held in Pittsburg,
Pa., June 2Cth.
rot master Clark,, of New Lothrop,
rvas in the city yesterday.
Rev. Carlos H. Hanks Glveri Urgent
Call by Congregationalists or
that City.
After calling together his trustees and
the members of the prudential commit
tee Sunday, Rev. Carlos H. Hanks,
pastor of the Congregational church in
this city, announced that he had
under advisement , a very urgent call
from Calumet The announcement
came 'as a great surprise to all of Mr.
Hanks' Owosso friends.. No decision
has as yet been reached by him regard
ing the acceptance of the call.
Mr. Hanks' acquaintance with the
people of Calumet began through the
state military circles. - He is chaplain
of the third regiment of which Com
pany H of this city is a part. Through
these associations Mr. Hanks became
acquainted with the officers and men of
the Calumet company and as a result
of these acquaintanceships he was in
vited to make the Memorial Day ad
dress in Calumet this year. During
his visit to that city he also occupied
the pulpit of the Congregational church.
The call which he has just received is
one of the results of the good impres
sion he made during that visit as well
as during his service at the state en
campments. It is reported that both from the
stand point of 'salary and opportunity
the field at Calumet has strong at
tractions for a man of Mr. Hanks'
ability and energy. At the same time
Mr. Hanks has assured his friends here
that no increase in salary however in
viting will enter into the determination
of acceptance in the slightest degree,
and to mate this point even more em
phatic he announced that he will not
accept an increase in salary here this
year even if he decides to stay whether
this increase is offered him either before
or after his .decision. He is determin
ed that the question shall be decided
solely on the ground of possibilities
for greater usefulness. There are
many friends who hope that the claims
of the Owosso field upon Mr. Hanks
will prove strong enough to hold him
here for a long time to come. At the
same time they realize that he alone
can decide where it is his duty to work.
The Owosso church was never before in
as good condition as today and officers
and members alike feel that it cannot
yet spare him without too great a cost.
Outside of the church, too, Mr. Hanks
numbers many friends among -business,
fraternal, and military men, who sin
cerely hope that he will decide to re
main in this city. At the same time,
without exception, they congratulate
him on the compliment to his work and
ability which the call brings to him
whether he accepts it or not.
Where They Will Go.
The teachers of the city schools have
already begun to scatter for the sum
mer vacations. Where they will spend
the heated months, so far as arrange
ments have been made, is given below:
Central School Supt. and Mrs. J. W.
Simmons leave next week for the Pa
cific slope. They will spend a week at
Yellowstone Park en route, and will
visit all points of interest so far as pos
sible, in the coast states. Prin. L. H.
van den Berg to Grand Haven with his
family, later going to Houghton Lake
to fish, returning to Owosso in August.
J. L. Thalman will go to his home near
Cincinnati and returns in a few days
and goes to Ann Arbor to be assistant to
Dr. Burns of the botany department of
the IT. of M. summer school; Miss Bal
lard, Ann Arbor and Asbury Park, N.
J., where she will attend the National
Educational Association; Miss Harts
horn, California. A. P. Temple leaves
at once for Stevens Point, Wis., where
he is to be married next week. Miss
Beth Hume goes to her home in Lan
sing for the present. Miss Mary Lyon
goes home to Toledo; Miss Morrice to
Perry; Miss Bailey to Elsie; Miss Walk
er to her home in Washtenaw.
Grades at. Central Miss Teachout
goes to Ionia, Miss Wilbur to Spring
port; 'Misses Marble and McCullough
will visit California; Misses Ayres, Car
penter, Gilson, Hookway and Payne
will remain in Owosso; Miss Witt goes
to Almont, later leaving for a stay of
several weeks in Boston and the Adiron
dacks. Bryant Ray E. Allen, Oxford; Miss
Stearns, Deerfield; Miss Mason, Seattle,
Wash., and Portland, Ore.; Misses Gra
ham, Parker and Gooding arrangements
not made.
Washington School Mrs. Langer
wisch, Big Rapids; Misses Derham and
Sullivan, Macatawa Park; Miss Katen,
Greenville; . Miss Miller, Chesanlng;
Misses Young and Requa, Corunna; and
Miss Carson, Owosso.
Emerson School Miss Miller, Niaga
ra Falls and Owosso; Mis9 Griffith, Lan
sing and Toledo; Mls9 Arnold, Ovid and
Belding; Mrs. Cooke, Saginaw and Lan
sing; Miss Greene. Marshall fand Kala
mazoo; Misses Welton, Clapp and
Hume, Owosso.
Emmett T. Bowen, manager of the
big Prairie farm, says that the water
has not been as serious at the farm
as some reports have .had it. In fact,
he oars that it no more rain of conse
quence comes he will be able to get
some good crops this year. Sugar
beets may be planted as late as June
20, and with normal weather do finely.
Saginaw Courier-Herald
.Class of 1905
their diplomas. He said that the eatab
lishment of Normal schools did not sup
ply the demand for teachers as it be
came necessary to have a new corps
about every three years, the others tak
ing up in the majority of cases private
kindergarten work. This was the first
class under the new system and he was
proud of them and of the city and the
county because of their having taken
up and completed the work.
Mr. Kelley gave a very pleasant talk
to the audience particularly to the
fathers and mothers of the graduates,
telling them that it should be their
proudest claims that they had brought
to this event a daughter or a son. He
entertained the people with a number
of good stories, congratulated Owosso
on its leading schools and on the fact
that it secured good teachers and kept
them. The exercises were closed with
the class song, after which Rev. R. O.
Cooper gave the benediction. The
Times congratulates the school board,
the superintendent and the faculty in
the years work, none ever having been
more satisfactory to the patrons of the
school, aud we also congratulate the
class believing they" have done most
thorough work, done it cheerfully and
with high ideas and the intention of
making use of all the good they have
obtained from four year of faithful
The Election of School Trustees.
The bill which recently passed the
legislature changing the method of
electing trustees of the Union School
districts is as follows:
The People of the State of Michigan
Section 1. Sections two and four of
act number three hundred sixty-eight
of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred
seventy -one, and acts amendatory there
of, entitled "An act to incorporate the
union school district of the city of
Owosso," are hereby amended to read
as follows:
Section 2. At the annual meeting of
said district, to be held on the second
Monday in July in the year nineteen
hundred five, the qualified voters there
of shall elect by ballot two trustees for
the term of three years, who with the
four trustees holding over shall consti
tute a board of education of six mem
bers for the said district, and annually
thereafter said district shall elect two
trustees for the term of three years,
and all trustees shall hold their office
until their successors shall have been
elected and qualified. The manner of
electing said trustees shall be by ballot
from two o'clock in the afternoon of the
day and at the place of holding such
annual meeting of said school district
until eight o'clock in the evening of
said day. The two members of said
board whose term of office last expire
shall constitute an election board for
said district, with all the powers con
ferred upon election boards at annual
elections held in the city of Owosso. A
ballot box for the deposit of ballots
shall be furnished by said board of
trustees; said election board shall keep
a poll list of all persons voting at such
elections and shall receive the ballots
and deposit all legal ballots in the bal
lot box or boxes and immediately after
the closing of the polls at eight o'clock
p. m. shall canvass the ballots ' and
certify the result when ascertained to
the presiding officer at such annual
meeting, who shall immediately declare
the result of such election to the annual
meeting. The two persons receiving
the highest number of votes at such
election shall be declared elected, and in
case there are more than two trustees
to be elected at any election in said
district the persons receiving the high
est number of votes to the number of
such trustees to be elected shall be de
clared elected.
Section 4. Said board shall have
First. To appoint a superintendent of
schools, and to define his powers and
Second. To hire all necessary teachers
and to fix the amount of compensation
for such services; .
Third. To classify and grade the
Beveral schools and determine the ages,
qualifications, and terms for admission
thereto, and the conditions for remain
Ing therein, and which schools or de
partments scholars shall attend;
Fourth. To make such rules and by
laws as they may deem necessary for
the preservation of the district, for the
government of the schools thereof, and
in reference to all) other matters con
nected their with;
Fifth. To adopt courses of study and
text books;
- Sixth. And to levy and collect such
sums as they may deem proper for the
tuition of each and every scholar
taught in said schools, who is not
actually a resident of the district.
This act is ordered to take immediate
Every Hour of the Day.
Will E. Collins & Co. the reliable
druggists of Owosso are having calls
for "HINDI PO," the new kidney cure
and Nerve Tonlo that they are selling
under a positive guarantee.
Its merits are becoming the talk of
thstown.aad everybody wants to try
it, and why not? It costs nothing if
it don't do you good not one cent.
Tbey don't want your money if it
dos not benefit you, andwill cheerfully
refund the tnonev,.
Experts Do a Clever and Suooessful
Jib at Vernon.
Three expert criminals landed in
Vernon sometime early Friday night
and about i :00 o'clock Saturday morn
ing pried open a side, window near the
rear of II. B. McLaughlin's store and
evidently with the finest of tools drilled
holes in the fire proof vault doors of
Garrison Sargent's Exchange Bank,
and slipped back the bolts on both sets
of vault doors and then with nitro-gly.
cerine blew the safe door into hundreds
of pieces the charge beins so powerful
that the explosions not only completely
wrecked the door but blew the safe over
on its face. This was apparently the
only error in their calculations as they
were compelled to secure a crowbar
from the railroad shed and pry the safe
up a few inches, at a time until they
could get at the contents using day
books and ledgers as props. The crow
bar which was new, was bent over one
third together. The robbers took only
the money, 1800 of the firm's, $110
and $453.43 in stamps, which Postmast
er Lindley had in a box there, taking no
papers or books and nothing from the
large and yaried stock of goods in the
In preparation for their escape the
robbers had gone to H. B. McLaughlin's
barn, laid horse blankets on the floor,
hitched up . Mr. McLaughlin's well
known taam of fine driving horses to
his canopy top carriage and driving out
quietly, hitched them where they could
reach them before any one else could
in case of alarm. Having secured the
booty the robbers drove rapidly north
and west and passed through Corunna
about 4:00 o'clock Saturday morning be
ing seen there by persons who knew the
team. Their route after going into the
main portion of Corunna is not certain,
but they drove back east and arrived
one and a half miles south of the court
house at Flint in time to secret them
selves in a grove before being seen by
passers by or those, living near. The
booty was evidently divided there and
the robbers took different routes and es
caped. Quite an amount of mutilated
coin, bills and postage stamps were left
where the team was found Monday
morning by a German farmer living
near the grove, who notified the chief
of police immediately and Mr. Mc
Laughlin hurried to secure them, find
ing them in much better condition than
might have been expected and none the
worse for their hurried trip and lack of
food, the bridles not having been re
moved. Mr. McLaughlin says the price
of the team has gone up from $300 to
$700 since the robbery, as he realizes
that none but the best of animals would
have come out of such an experience in
perfect condition, and he never realized
until he called out their names where
they were found, how well they knew
him and liked him and what faithful
servants they had been.
The total loss is about $3,000 includ
ing the destruction of the safe and the
loss to Postmaster Lindley. The bank's
loss is entirely covered by insurance
with the Fidelity and Casualty Co., of
New York, and the government will
undoubtedly stand the postmaster's loss,
the bank's vault having been the regu
lar safety deposit for the postoffice for
years and report having been made to
the inspector as to its being the place of
The bank has ordered a new screw
door safe with a time lock, similar to
the one in' use in the Corunna bank,
from the National Safe & Lock Co., of
Cleveland, and preparations are being
made to have it installed immediately.
The burglars left behind a portion of
The Toledo Bee of May 13, containing
railroad time tables, the paper evident
ly having been wrapped around the
soap that was used; the syringe J with
which the nltro-glycerine was put in
and a cold chisel and about fifty feet of
surgeon's bandage cloth and nfhe small
bladders were also scattered about the
room. About $35 in silver fell on the
floor under the broken pieces of the
door and were overlooked the coins be
in gladly bent out of shape, while por
tlonsof a $1.00, a $2.00 and of aj$20.00
bill were also found on the floor.
It is beyond the, comprehension of
most everybody how the store could
have been broken into, the pounding
and drilling done and four (or five ex
plosions occurred without arousing
someone, especially as three men slept
in a house less than 100 feet from the
window where the robbers entered.
One of these men says hej heard a pe
culiar noise but made no Investigation,
and a school boy returning from a ban
quet, heard a peculiar whistle but did
not think of burglars, simply hurrying
along home, being somewhat frighten
ed. The adjusters for the insurance com
pany were prompt in their investiga
tion and made a complete and satisfac
tory adjustment with the losers.
Married, June 8th at the home of
Mrs. and Mrs. F. G. Morrice, Benning
ton, Mr. D. B. Terry, of West Bay City,
and Miss Effa Manning, Rev.- A. O.
Alexander officiating. The bride, who
formerly resided in this city, has been
musical director in the schools at Red
Wing, Minn, for some time, while the
groom is a well known druggist in
West Bay City. Friends in Ocvosro
join us in extending congratulations.
MANDS. There is no use Isweating and stewing over a big range during the sum
mer months, when for a few dollars ybu can purchase a first class
OIL STOVE Our stock is large and varies. so In price that we
can give you what will suit both mind and pocket book.
Our line includes the
Keep your food stuffs in good condition by using a first class Refrigerator
The One You Have Waited For!
Riffle Jim lit
rUUts and Customs cf the RED HEN
Illustrated by Themselves.
Palaisd Varfbrs, Squaws, Pappooses.
R:?resentitlvc Riders with .Native Steeds
of Every European Equestrian Nation.
Prince Lucas Famous Cavalry Srem Sitppes of Russia. .. FR0U THE PHILIPPINES
THE WILD VE8T With its Plainsmen, Indians, Chiefs and Their Fol
lowers, Cowboys, Cowgirls, Sconts, Broncho Busters.
THE GREAT FAR EAOT-Resplendent in Oriental Splendor, With
Arabs, Russian Cossacks, Cannibals, East Indians, Egyptians, Singalese,
Hindoos, Filipinos, IBoers and Strange People from every section of the Trop
ical Climes.
TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY rain or shine, under rain and sun
proof canvass. Seats for ten thousand people, in a comfortable manner. ,
DOORS OPEN AT I and 7 P. M. to Congress of all Nations.
Red Wagon for General AdmissionThe White Wagon for Reserved Grand
stand Tickets. -EXTRA
A Down Town Ticket Ouice with diagram of Reserved Seats will bo
opened Show Day at Collins Drug Store. No increase In prices.
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Japanese Cavalry from Yankee Nation of theOrlen
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Detachments of the Armies
of the World.
First and Only fieaulnt .
'Thn DIvIba taliinf" Cavlufi
J2 Native Horsemen from Clan
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in all its branches promptly done
and at reasonable prices. .Let us
quote you our prices.
THE TIMES. Cwosso.

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