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1 reckon the folka'a enjoy the
Thankagtvin1 .
Bo many of 'em are glad that they're
livln. '
Here, In a world that's eo happy,
no skies
Beam any brighter than Love's
sparklin. eyes.
Day time or night time,
They're findin' the bright time,
An' any time Love comes is always
the right time.
TKLLnra you bttlTj,
With the fields sayin' Plenty," an'
tellin' you still
To 'come to the table, by valley and
hill. .
An the winds slngin' Joy as they're
. sweepin along, .
Z reckon we're here fer a Thanks
givin' song.
80, day time or night time.
We're reapin' the bright time.
An any time Ixve comes is always
the right time.
-.Atlanta Constitution.
- Not Essentially American.
, Our American Than kaglvlng is usual
ly. considered our one native contribu-,
tlon to the holidays of nations, as its
observance originated with the- New
England fathers. Perhaps the fathers
themselves liked to think of It in this
originative way and so wished it per
petuatedas something that had flow
ered on the bleak rock of their per
sonal struggle. It was to be peculiar
ly their day, peculiarly a heroic New
Cngland day. an American day. 80 in
a sense it is; so in a sense.it to not
Essentially our American Thanksgiv
ing is least American of our holidays,
for, the simple reason jthat it is too
human to be merely American. There
were no most human things left, for
the New England fathers to originate.
They are lmmemorlally older Jhan this
country. There are no original ways
of expressing gratitude.' All the path
ways of thanksgiving are very old
paths. James Lane Allen in Munsey's
T THANK thee, Lord, for ev
', exy moment dropped
Into my life that - had tome
iweetnew ln.it;
For all the gulden hours when
friendship met
-And pave np heart for heart
and thought for thought;
'For all the lore that faithful
hearts let fall
To drop into mine own; for ev-
ery look
From loving1 eyes ; for erery
smile or word
That gladdened me; for subtle
. influence
: That made me strong, dear
Lord, I thank thee.
I thank thee, Lord; I thank
" thee for the hours
When flowed my tears r
When fell those 'grief wrung
On lips that murmured, "Lord,.
. thou knoweit best."
For all the love born sorrow,
1 . hidden pain;
For all the cares and burdens
of my life
(For, glad or sad, thou givest
for the best) ;
For all the strength thou gay
est me to bear,
Deaf Lord, I thank thee.
. .Rose' Pastor.
ON' Thanksgiving day the visitor
to New York city, especially if
he extends his observations to
the poorer districts of the city,
is much amused and interested by the
ragamuffins who form a quaint and
distinctive part of the city's celebration
of the day. These ragamuffins are
youngsters of both sexes who dress
In all sorts of queer and elaborate
costumes and parade the streets.
There Is no concerted general parade,
but merely local assemblages, seldom
over ten os twenty in number. Most
of the groups are smaller. To "dress
ing up" the ragamuffins often add beg
ging for small coins, fruit, candy, etc.,
and it is this feature of the annual
masquerading that has led in recent
years to a demand for its suppression.
Often New York parents will give per
mission to their children to masquer
ade, but they add strict injunctions
against begging. They are willing to
let Johnny or Jennie enjoythe day in
the ancient, time honored manner, but
they set their faces against mendican
cy. "You may dress up and go out,
but you mustn't do any begging," Is
the order.
Many of the young ragamuffins find
their greatest Joy in arraying them
selves in. the clothing of the opposite
sex. Half grown boys trail long skirts
behind them or imitate the fashion
when it calls for snort skirts. And the
hats they wear are wonderful and fear
ful creations. The little girls like to
don trousers and discarded men's hats.
Often the boys and girls black their
faces, but not many masks are seen.
Well known characters are frequently
imitated, and in the recent past a cer
tain "movie" comedian with a funny
a rcNNi ragamuffin.
walk and a laughable little mustache
has been much in evidence 611 Thanks
giving day in the New York streets.
This Thanksgiving mummery In New
York, which Is not. found in any other
'city. Is a local custom, dating back sev
eral decades to the old target compa
pics which UHed to shoot for prizes.
They were ward bodlex In the days
before the districts known ax -wards
were abolished. Ou Thanksgiving day
these target companies assembled and
paraded from house to house, visiting
the prominent men of each ward.
These men, city official. Judges, poli
ticians, etc., gave prize which were
shot for later in the day. and the day's
festivities wound up with a ball. The
target companies were succeeded by,
companies of men called "ragamuffins"
or vfantastlcals." who dressed In fan
tastic garb ou Thanksgiving day.
These adult ragamuffins have now been
succeeded by the youngsters who
"dress up."
In a recent letter nn old New Yorker
writes thus of the ragamuffins:
"I was Interested In reading your
article on the subject of the Thanks
giving day mummers, and I am rather
surprised that some ancient person In
the Greenwich village could not give
you some information as to the origin
of the custom, which, as far as I know,
is local to New York.
"In my boyhood in the early seven
ties there used to parade through the
streets on Thanksgiving day bands of
grown men, some . on foot, some on
horseback and others In the two wheel
ed butcher carts of the day, clad In
eccentric and fantastic clothes. These
bands or companies tailed themselves
the fantas'tleals and were called by
the people of the street the raga
muffins They paraded In a spuit'of
more or less glee and were , received
with good nature and amusement
"I used to be told by my elders that
the fantastlcals paraded In derision
and mockery of the mllltla parades of
the time, but their humor was- proba
bly leveled against the mllltla of an
earlier date and possibly In memory
of the general muster and training of
a still earlier daf." . ,
r fell
THE bronze turkey, that variety
which today holds the place of
honor in the North American
group of turkeys, Is outdone by
none when it comes to beauty or sizo.
Black, beautifully shaded with a rich
bronze, the breast plumage being dark
bronze illuminated with a lustrous tin
Ish of coppery gold, gives full warrant
for the name by which this bird Is
The full grown, healthy bird Is a
beautiful picture of bronze, black, cop
pur und gold und sometimes weighs
forty or more pounds. Other varieties
known In the barnyard and even rec
ognized among dealers as having dis
tinctive markings are in reality only
highly developed fowls with preserved
peculiarities. Under this classification
comes the white turkey.
in the United States there are six
standard varieties recognized and
grown. These are the bronze, Narra
gansett, buff, slate, white and black.
The chief differences ure In size and
color of plumage.
The bronze and Narragansett are the
largest, the buff and slate medium,
while the white and black are the
smallest Within late years, however,
the white variety has reached such a
point of popularity that It has increas
ed in size until with some dealers it
occupies third place.
Whatever the turkey may have miss
ed through failing to secure that place
of honor suggested for it by Benjamin
Franklin as the national bird It has
nevertheless found a place in the re
gard of the American people which is
held by no other fowL
Time was when a turkey, or as many
us could be curried, might be had ul
most for asking. Then came the period
when CO cents would buy a plump
young fowL Even so short a, time as
ten years ago turkeys could be pur
chased for from 8 to 20 cents a pound,
Some Interesting figures were at one
time compiled by the department of
agriculture in connection with the tur
key. In 1S0G the census showed the
turkey population in the United States
to be 12.000.000. Four years later the
department found there were but G.500.
000. Such a discrepancy needed lnves
tigation. It was made, and the answer
was soon forthcoming.
In the year 1S90 the breeders had lit
erally counted their eggs before they
were hatched, and the consequent total
included all poults, eggs In the nest and
birds expected as well as the grown
turkeys. With the latter figure only
birds of three months or more were
included. That figure, therefore. Is the
true estimate of the average annual
turkey supply at that time, while today
the supply has increased with the ris
lug demand each year.
But even with the Increase that has
come with the passing years the sup
ply is not sufficient or the price low
enough for every person In this coun
try to Include It In the list of Thanks
giving features. And so the picture
which Cray painted cannot hold true,
lie wrote. "From the low peasant to
the lord, the turkey smokes on every
board." New York Sun.
Origin of Thanksgiving.
In colonial days It was customary to
appoint days of fasting or feasting, of
prayer or thanksgiving, when public
events seemed to warrant this recognl
Uon. In 17S9 Washington ordered a
day of tbanksglviug for the adoption
of the Federal constitution. Subse
quently various days in November
were recommepded by presidents and
governors until, in 1803. the regular
observance of a national Thanksgiving
day was Instituted through a' procla
mation of President Lincoln. The
president's proclamation does not make
it a national holiday. It applies legal
ly only to the District of Columbia aud
the territories. It Is the governors'
proclamations that affect the states
The day is observed lu all states, but In
some it is not a statutory holiday.
Thursday was originally selected by
the Puritans probably because, being
near the 'middle of the week. It gave
opportunity for the scattered members
of the family to come together and to
return without desecrating the Sab
bath by travel. November was xe
lected as the month when the fall bar
vests were all gathered. Other conn
tries have Thanksgiving days for spe
cial occasions, such as success in battle
or the deliverance of the people from a
national calamity, but the fixed an
nual Thanksgiving day if a custom be
longing to America alone.
"Harvest Horns" and Thanksgiving.
The harvest home of the Saxons and
Celts, the cerealla of the Romans, the
Israelltlsh feast of tabernacles and.
for all that we know to the contrary,
the first harvest celebration of pre
adamlte man were the actual pre
cursors of our Thanksgiving. Even
among the American Indians there was
held on autumnal festival which might
not unjustly clAlm precedence as the
true aboriginal Thanksgiving of the
western world. Modern observances
of Thanksgiving, with their sporting
features, are denounced In certain
quarters as Kudly at variance from the
Ideas of the Plymouth colonists during
their first golden autumn on the const
of Cape Cod bay. indications are not
altogether wanting, however, that the
manner of celebrating has changed In
nonessentials only. - llo longer Is a
whole week devoted to Thanksgiving,
as In the days of (ioter nor' Bradford
A single day suffices.
. . OwuiHO, Nov. 20, 10)6.
Regular meetlot of the Commission,
Mayor DeYoung presiding.
Members present, De Young, Iltnacom,
The minutes of tbe last regular meeting
were read and approved as printed.
Thi following petition wan presented and
referred to ther department of public improve
ments: Petition No. 843.
To tbe Commission of tbe City of Owoaao,
We, tbe undersigned prop' rty owners residing:
on S. Saginaw street between South and Stew
art streets, petition for the grading ti said S.
Saginaw street between Kidge and Stewart
F. E. ileebe and five others.
Tbe following petition was presented and
referred to tbe department of publio utilities:
Petition No. 844.
To the Commission of tbe City of Owosto:
The undersigned taxpayers respectfully peti
tion your honorable body to cause a street l'ght
to be placed on South Cbipman street near tbe
Grand Trunk tracks.
.. Signed:
John II. Dlbean and three other..
The following report was presented and
ordered printed:
Owosso, Mich., Nov. 20. 1910
To tbe Honorable Mayor and Commission cf
tbe City of Owosso, Michigan.
Below la a statement of tbe receipts and
aikbursementa cf tbe City Treasurer's omoe
tor tbe month of October, 1910, with a detail
ed statement of the balanoes in the various
funds Nov. 1, 1910.
Balance on hand Oct. 1, 1910 t 07 957 80
Contingent Fund
Justice fees aud fines
Int. on deposits
City Clerk's coll
Sidewalk fund
Loan OwossoSav Bank
Interest and sinking
Jn crest on bonds
00 35
133 t2
211 27
K03 00
23 00
404 14
1000 (0
25 (0
1C00 00
8702 4)
3S1 71
8200 00
Sprinkling Fund
Loan, State Savings Bank 1000 00
Fire. Dent fund
City Clerk's coll
Water works
City Clerk a coll 8703 47
W Main St Pavment No. 2
Summer tax coll 88171
So Wash St far Nol
BoDd loan, Htate Sav Bank 2500 00
Bond loan, Slate Say Bank 1000 00
Library Fund
City Clerk's coll 8 00
Store- ft Def Fund
City Clerk's coll 64 90
8 00
64 (0
19770 47
Contingent Fund 209 02
Police Department 7d 93
Siaewaia 978 81
General Sidewalk Kit VO
General Street KM 09
Int. and Sinking 2913 67
Refunded Park Bonds ltOS 95
Fire Dept (lot ana Sinking) 72a 45
W. Mala St Paving Kepalr 723 45
Refunded paving fund 73 45
Sprinkling 7870
Fire 924 W
Water Works 2759 c 8
Central bewer 60 94
Health 30
Light 730 44
Curunns road Sewer No 8 15 V0
Howell & Lynn Sta sewer 18 00
W Main St PvmvNo. S 919 24
Oliver & Wash Pav 27 50
S Waeb St Pvmt No. 1 830t) 00
Library 183 15
Park ' 36 00
balary 824 97
Store and deficiency 89 0J
19529 50
Contingent I 8268 18
Police . 75l 00
Sidewalk 754 30
Genera) aldewalk 1502 14
General street 8134 48
Paving 1461 80
Int and 81nking fund 376 70
O & W Sta paving bond
(St Improvement) 5482 65
Ref Atmory bond 4718 08
Bridge bonds. 2nd tstue 1123 00
Washington & Main St.
paving akg 460 91
Ref Gen'l Improvement 7X3 45
Paving 723 45
" due 1917 2173 93
Fire Hydrant 3302 fc
water woraa v w
General Water Works 110 75
suu Dial Hiehwav 994 M
General Sewer- J79 00
Light ' It
Aboott St sewer 100
Ada Jannett St eewer t nnd 01
Adams St. Sewer No. 5 H 84
Adama St sewer No. 139 91
Ball St. Sewer No. 8 03 21
ODO&MSti aewer i 50
Cbipman St. Sewer No. 3 49 80
rvimiiiuk Rt. Harer 18 71
Comstook St. Pewer No. 4 5ft 87
Corunna Road isewer no.i 1 si
Corunna- Ave. West Diet 1 ui
Corunna Ave Lateral (0
S Dewev St sewer 18 74
Division St Lat sewer 10 7ft
llrrn.. Nt mT 8 33
Glenwood Ave aewer - 33 80
Howell & Lynn st sewer os vz
King & Ada Ht sewer 18 1 8
Lansing St. Sewer 77 83
w Main St sewer 80 U
'Maple Ave aewer 15 20
Mulberry St. Lat Sewer No. 3 7 M
M ich Ave aewer No. I "8 67
NOwoseo Sewer '. 803 10
oiU wood & Main St. Sewer ' 217 47
Park Ht Lat Nw 13 83 73
Pine St. sewer IS 4b
Railroad St Grand Ave Sewer 81 00
Sailnaw M. Sewer 13 93
Saginaw St. Sewer No. 14 84 5(
Snlawassee Ht aewer 33 06
E Dl v. S Owosso Sewer 863 31
Wash St. Sewer No. 0 8i 04
Wasn St. sewer No. 10 138 93
Water St Sewer No. 7 10 04
wiuiams ft Oak St. Sewer 80 10
Water Sc. Lat No. 41 75
Water St. Sewer Ext 85 05
Woodlawn, RHfc Alger
Ave fewer 167 8ft
Wash & Ridge St aewer 27 80
W Main Ht. Pav. No.2
E Main St Pav. 42 28
repair 7 8
O &W St Pavement 284 88
W at M st. tr avement 1 70
So Wash St Pav No 1 . 1721 17
UriAom 44S 511
Comstook Creek Drain 17 43
Henry St opening ISM
Liiorary 1
Liability h87 76
Trk 679 61
Bentley Park 268 34
Salary 3047 10
More ana uer. mv 70
Wesson Dram . 81 78
Br 11 Drain Ext No. 1 1 81
Adama St. Curb 29 2ft
Clark Ave curb 31 48
Exchange St curb 61 69
Haglnaw Ht. Curb No. 1 60 13
Suta. A Williams St curb 14 14
Water St. Curb . 13 99
f e2Y7 15
84 88
Balance Nov 1st, 1910,
l'8:04 27
For tbe month of Ootber. 1910.
rit'cena' Savings Bank
Owi'uo Savings Bank
tt te Savlnga Bank
178X4 89
16567 78
17820 80
52039 47
6062 2)
Cash on hand
City Bonds
67101 79
4500 10
61C0I 72
1397 4i
I titOi 87
Respectfully submitted.
City Treasurer.
The following resolution was presented and
on motion of Mr. Kosevear same was adopted,
ayes De Young, Hanscom, Roseveur:
1 November SO, 191ft.
Resolved by the Commission of the City of
Owohho that tbe claims and accounts hereto
attached be approved and the Mayor and Clerk
are hereby Instructed to issue warrants on the
City Treasurer against the various funds for
amounts shown:
P R Forster
Kelly & Douglass
' 1 on
ChioagoFlagA Decorating Co 136ft
L H McDowell 2 hU
Jesse Clark ," j q
Phillips & Taylor
Townsend Fulmer Co
F Scotleld
Union Telephone Co
W S Patterson
G J D nyes
W S Fuller ..,
A Gerard
MKerby.... ..".'
1 M
17 50
10 75
10 75
16 75
10 75
Fred Welch ...
J Frlschke ....
Fred Burbans.
Wm Burton ...
Arthur Kirby .
J Hutchings...
R HauHwlth...
J CCollard ....
8 68
3 75
2 08
0 4
2 75
2 60
2 ft'
4 95
J Frlschke
Fred Welch
O W Fishbeok ,
Southard A Densmore ,
Owosso Store account
Sam Plant ,
Mike Manzor
HertMartz ,
Wm King ,
K Hauswith ..,
F Myers
Store & Def. Fund...., !
J C Collard
M Manzor
Bert Martz
Store & Def fund
Wm Burton ,
Arthur Kirby ,
R Hauswith
F Mters
H Peterson
J as Nelson
Sam Plant
J Mitts
C Lewis ,
Dave Cope
J S Warren .
D Speck
E Hesse
J Helt
HADudeck .
Hughes & Son
Blair & Gay lord
Sturtevantot Blood Co
W D Allen Mfg Co
17 81
7 51
2 60
6 50
3 75
1 25
1 25
8 00
5 10
6 31
0 75
3 75
6 60
6 50
13 50
2 25
0 00
2 75
2 75
2 75
10 to
10 10
6 0
0 88
1 38
5 00
0 00
8 25
12 25
12 25
12 26
12 25
10 29
1 50
4 95
Sturtevant & Blood Co..
Expense account
Kelly & Douglass
W D Allen Mfg Co
H S McKeeby
Public Improvement Dept
Detroit Lead Pipe Works
Cr sbv Steam Gage & Valve Co..
W Collard
J Collard
F M llspaugh
O Henderson
H Keves
W J Hall
J Porter
R D Dutcher ;
Union Tel. Co....
6 60
10 13
1 75
1 61
26 27
47 80
4 00
21 12
6 21
9 00
7 87
13 50
1 to
From the Corunna Koad Sewer.
No. 3 Fund
WKing... v... 160
feam Plant 1 25
j warren 2 60
R Hauswirtb 1 26
Store and Def fund..... 8 oj
From the S. Washington St. Pavement
No. 1 Fund
Metropolitan Paving II rick Co.
Standard Oil Co . ....,
Mich. Cent. R R Co......
Fred Burbans ....................
E 1 pense account
Ann Arbor R K Co
EC Hall
Will King
Sam Plant
Dave Cope
C Lewis
JS Warren
M Mansor
Bert Martz
A Kirby
Store and Def. fund
.1000 00
. 7 65
2 86
.. 4 27
,. 9 97
.. 0 03
.. 3 00
.. I 88
,.- 1 25
,. I 25
.. 2 75
.. 1 38
. 1 38
. 1 38
M 4 6J
From the Liability Fund
A M Hume 8 75
M DeYoung 00
Chic go Flag & Decorating Co 0 77
Earl Patterson 12 to
J CCollard 4 60
H S McKeeby 4 00
Geo Freet 15 00
The following ordinance was presented and
on motion of Mr. Hanscom same was adopted,
ayea DeYoung, Hanscom, Rosevear:
An Ordinance nmendine Section 27 of nn
ordinuuee entitled, "An Ordinance regulut-
ig vehicles in nnd trnrnc- on the streets,
highways and nubile u laces In the City of
Owosso, and to prescribe a penalty for
violation thereof, passed and approved
May 15, 191U.
The City of Owosso Ordains:
Section 1. That Section 21 of an ordi
nance entitled, "An Ordinance regulating
vehicles In and traffic on tbe streets, high
ways and tiubllc d luces of the t'ltv of
Owosso, und to nrescrlbe a penalty for the
violation thereof," passed and approved
May 15, 11)10, be and the same Is hereby
amended to read as follows:
Sect. 27. Every m tr vehicle " perated and
driven on any of the public highways In
tbe City of Owosso shall be Drovlded with
adequate brakes sufficient to control the
vehicle at all times, and a suitable ana
adequate bell, born, or other device for
signaling and shall during the period of
froirl one hour after sunset to one hour
bcror sunrise display at least one lighted
lamp on tbe front and one on tbe rear of
such vehicle, which shall also display h red
light visible from the rear. The white rays
of, said such rear lamp shall shine npon
tne nuinuer plate carried upon me rear 01
Mich vehicle. The light from the front
lump shall be visible at least 100 feet In the
direction In which the motor vehicle Is
proceeding. The light from the rear lamp
shall be vlsable at least 100 feet to the rear
of said vehicle, and such rear lamp shall
be kept reasonably clean so as not to in
terfere with the throwing of the light
from the same. Every motor vehicle shall
be provided nnd equipped with some prac
tical ond efficient device or devices where
by the forward light or lights of scuh ve
hicle may be dimmed or lessened to such
nn ettent that ucli light will not Inter
fere with the sight nor emporarlly Mind
be vision of the driver of nn approaching
vehicle or pedestrian; and it shall he tin
duty of every chauffeur or driver of such
motor vehicle or other vehicle equipped
with such lights to effectually apply such
dimmers to the forward light or lights of
the vehicle being driven by him nnd came
such light or lights to be dimmed und
lessened so as not to Interfere with th
ilght or temporarily blind the vision cf
the driver of any approaching vehicle and
shnll apply such dimmer to the forward
light or lights of the vehicle bclug drlvn
by hi in nnd cause such light or lights 'to
be dimmed and lessened at all times while
snld vehicle Is operating upon the paved
slreets of the City of Owosso. Provided,
that motor bicycles or motorcycles r hit 1 1
be required to dlspluy during the tlnte
above mentioned but one lighted lump In
Unpaid Cbecka
Ba'ance Nov. Ut, 1910.
the front of stieh vehicle, the rays of
which shall be visible 100 fwt In the di
rection lu which the motor vehicle is pro-'
cwdlng aud one lighted lamp In tu rear,
the llKht from which shull bu vlhihla at
IcuNt 100 feet to the rear of kucIi vehicle
11 nd provided further that nil bicycles Khali
be- required to display durlug the time
abov. mentioned one lighted lamp In tlio
ro,;t t said bicycle, the rays of which
vhall be ylslblH 100 feet In the direction
Which Hillri ltlrv'lu ii ii-..ull.... . .1... ...i.k
nn udequate boll.
Section a. This Ordinance shall takw f
feet duys ufter Its adoption und publl-
I'UHMed and nnnrovoil Mnvainim, on, k
JAM its riiivntivn
Attest : Mavor
City Clerk.
The bill of Elbert Pnrtmna tnr k' 1 Ml no In
the Surnvmn ourt In thw pjiu nt Aim. .
General vs. Sadie Woodard was presented and
nn mnltnnnf Ur llanhn m camA n... n 1 1
ayes, De Young, Hanscom, Rcsevear.
On motion of Mr. Rosevear the Commission
adjourned, ayes De Young, Hanscom, Rosevear.
city cierk.
Advertised letter at tbe Ojvohro roat
office for tbe wetk ending Nov. 18, 1916:
Mlea L A. Babfock". Barrv Hoanital.
Marion Bitte, O C Pipes, Cbarlea Reid,
J. J. Rob, F. H. Smith, Clyde Waid,
Geo. W. Willis.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears
of &$fM&fa
Commissioners' Notio.
In tbe matter of the estate of Mar Mer-
chart. deceased.
We. tbencderxlcned. h vlnar been annninted
bj tbe Hon. Mattbew Hmb Judge or Probate
in and for the Pnunty of Sbiawt'sre, S'ai of
Michigan. Commissioner to receive examine
and adjust all claims and demands of all per
sons against said estate, do berebv give notice
that we will meet at tbe Owosso Savit us Bank.
in tbe City of Owooso, 1o said Coumy. on
niooaay. toe sin any or January, A D. 1917.
and on Thursday, tbe 8th davof March, A. D
1917, at tn o'clock In the forenoon of each of
said dajs. for the purpose of receiving and
aojusung an claims against said esta'e and
that four month' from the 0th day of November,
A. D. 1916, are allowed to eredltora to oreseet
their claims to said Commissioners for ad
justment and allowance.
Dated, the 6th day of November. A. D. 1910.
MENT and of special assessment number 136
for the construction of a sewer along
Mason street from Dewey street to
Gilbert street and upon Gilbert street
from Mason street to the south line
of lot 1, block 7 of City Assessor's
Plat No. 1.
To All Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to a resolution of the
Commission of the City of Owosso
adopted at a session held upon the
30th day of October, A. D. 1916, no
tice is hereby given that the City of
Owosso proposes to make the follow
ing improvement, viz:
To contsruct a sewer along Mason
street from Dewey street to Gilbert
street and along Gilbert street from
Mason street to the south line of lot
1, block 7, of City Assessor's Plat No.
1. That the plans and specifications
and estimates of cost are on file in
ray olFice for public inspection; that
the Commission have designated as
the special assessment district upon
which the special assessment for said
improvement shall be levied the fol
lowing: Commencing at the north
west corner of lot three of block
seven of the City Assessor's Plat
number one; thence east to the north
east corner of said lot; thence south
to the southeast corner of lot six of
block two of G. R. Lyon's Addition
to the City of Owosso ; thence west to
the northwest corner of lot one of
said addition; thence south to the
southeast corner of said lot ; thence
west to the southwest corner of said
lot ; thence south to the northeast cor
ner of lot seven, block one of said
addition; thence south to the south-
cast corner of said lot; thence west
to the southwest corner of lot five of
said block one; thence north to the
northeast corner of lot three of said
block one; thence west to the north
west corner of said lot; thence north
to the northwest corner of ot one of
block three of G. R. Lyon's Addition
to the City of Owosso; thence cast to
the northeast corner of said lot;
thence north to the northwest corner
of lot three of block six of the City
Assessor s Plat number one of the
City of Owosso; thence east to the
plae of beginning; the same to be
assessed according to benefits.
The Commission of the City of
Owosso will meet at its regular ses
sion on Monday, the 4th day of De
cember, A. D. 1916, at 7:30 o'clock
in the afternoon when it will hear ob
jections to the improvement as afore
said and to the district to be assessed.
Notice is also hereby given that the
special assessment heretofore made by
the City Assessor for the purpose of
defraying that portion of the costs
which the Commission decided should
be paid and borne by special assess
ment for the improvement as afore
said is now on file in my office for
public inspection. The Commission
of the City of Owosso will meet at its
regular session on Monday, December
4th, A.. D. 1916, at 7:30 o'clock in
the afternoon to review the special
assessment and hear any objections
to any assessment which may be made
by any person deeming himself ag
grieved thereby.
Dated November 16th, 1916.
, 2vke f City Clerk,

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