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THE people of the United States
celebrate Thanksgiving day
with more and more accord
every year. Indeed, one might
ay they have more and more reason.
The fathers of New England, hem
med iu between a wilderness and the
ifea, watched their doubtful crops in
mirJous memories of other years of
famine. When they found that once
more there was flsh enough and pork
aiou?U and corn and beans and pump
kins and squashes and turnips enough
V carry thein througU te winter they
Jut -to thank God. knowing full well
horr, many hazards they had passed
through, for those days as compared
Jrtth today were days of pinching pov
erty. The New England historian, Dr
ratfrey, says, with a certain dryness.
trfUeh shows probably some personal
preferences, "Baked beans point to the
time when It M-as desirable to mnko
the tbt os t of the commonest vegetable
iy Caroling it with tho flesh of the
ewrrmonest animal."
JLQ this is happily changed. For the
vorfd. Indeed, the old peril of famine
la well nigh forgotten. And why? The
' American of today gives thanks that
famine is well nigh impossible.
First of all, he remembers that he la
ao longer dependent on the crops of a
few kandred square miles or the fish
ing Voyage of a single summer.
TbanLa to the providence of God as
Jt has worked in history and to the
work of brave men who believed they
were children of God, the petty colo
nies which were thus described are
now one nation. Of that' nation the
meanest citizen, the most foolish, the
weakest and the poorest, has every
flgkl and privilege before the law
wfcieb belongs to the strongest, the
richest and the wisest, though he were
Un In the purple of luxury. To the
widow's son of the poorest citizen of
Chat nation, then, there will come his
4&fiy bread in answer to his dally
prayer, though it come from the mlll
fuc of California wheat or be the
salmon caught at the falls of the Spo
fcane, without let or hindrance from
any rower of earth. If there is food
to plenty In one region, as by the fall
f an avalanche' do frn a mountain, 'it
k win certainly seek consumption In an
other region. "And this the American
Iwy ahd girl owe to the good Provi--detrce
and to the brave men who made
tab country one and have kept It one.
' It Is too much the blindness of our
Stee lo- speak as if such a simple busl
sers o dally food came to us as a mat
ter of course. There is, indeed, n care
lens habit in which Americans often
speak, as if, because they" are Amer
Jcaua, they have everything without so
mmw as asking for it. Fourth of July
rotors and street corner braggarts
alike talk of the natural products of
ttda country almost In the tone of the
migrants who expect! to pick up a
doubloon upon the sidewalk. One is
tempted to ask such braggarts why
the ' country did not produce such
wealth 100 years ago or 200 years ago.
HTcy was Dakota then a desert? Why
were the hills of Alabama only a bid
ing place for a few thousand Creek
Indiana.? Why did they not forge the
Jroo mnder their feet? Why did not
f be Iroqaois In western New York pick
frvjxx their trees the peaches and the
Xr such as have been growing there
Ihts autumn?.
The answer Is this: All the wealth
f America comes to her from tho
wnrfc of her men and women. The
victory which yields it is their victory.
9t Is the victory of spirit conquering
matter. It comes in the daily miracle
f daily life, where children of God,
Jrf Ly Go, taught by God, alive In
W life and fellow workmen with him,
carry out his designs and subdue the
earth. It is neither sensible nor grate
ful to speak of teeming granaries, of
fro:rtaslng trade, of nexv mines, of oil.
a Iron or of gas as if these things were
wraith in themselves. They are only
wealth, when man strikes tho rock and
Sis 'waters flow. And this man must
ir sot the savage man who cares only
for his own iersonal appetite. It must
ire man, the child of God, seeking a fu
ton better than today, determined to
trtag In a nobler age than that which
r Uvea In.
o o
g It la just and proptp that all g
a paopla should - consider tha 0
o tourc from whence our happl o
neas has coma and set apart a g
o , rfay en which to return thanks o
eirte God for the goodness with o
which our country has bstn 5
r bUaaed. O
o o
After the Dinner.
The after dinner amusements can be
f the sportive kind, suitable to the
4mj. Thero might be potato races,
each potato being carried on a spoon;
jrvesalug the number and weight of
potatoes concealed in a heavy canvas
bag or seeing who could grab up the
greatest number of potatoes from a
barrel in a given time on the end of a
ftstpfn and carry them to a basket at
She other end of the room.
CELEBRATION of Thanksgiving
day seems to center around the
dinuer table. What u glorious
, sight it Is on this purely Ainei
lean holiday to see the members of the
family from far and near reunite on
this occasion!
As the early celebrations were neces
earily simple. It Is more in keeping
with tho event to Include in the menu
dishes suggestive of those partaken of
in olden tluiqs. If you have any old
dishes or pewter ware use them on
this day.
As the family group includes both
old and ycuug plan your entertainment
so as to be equally enjoyable for all
ages, if cost Is a consideration you
can make your table appear very at
tractive by keeping In mind the old
fashioned and hearty simplicity of by
gone days.
Fpr a table that is very appropriate
for an "only family" reunion a flounce
of decorative crape paper showing a
country scene with his majesty the
turkey strutting about is attached to
the table cover by means of a rope of
twisted paper in autumn coloring of
red and yellow. Tlace a fruit basket in
the center of the table. Seasonable
vegetables may also be combined with
the fruit with very good effect.
If you do not possess an artistic bas
ket you can make quaint shaped ones
by covering matboard with twisted
green or brown rope crape paper and
pasting one row after another to the
basket shape.
The candle shades are covered In
grape designed crape paper witjj a
fringe of green fringed puper. The lit
tie ice cups can be made similar to the
big basket and are trimmed with small
dusters of grapes. , :
Artificial bonbon cups are similar in
design to the ice cups with small gob
blers pasted on the sides. The turkeys
which ornament the place cards can be
painted on cardboard or cut out of a
paper napkin and mounted on the card
board. If you secure small pictures
of your guests' they could And their
places In that manner; "
A vegetable beastle for each place Is
easily made. Carrots, radishes, pota
toes or any vegetable may be used.
You can make the legs of matches and
the eyes of beads. Around the neck
tie a card with a merry jingle written
on it expressing a sentiment why you
are thankful that each guest is present
and welcome.
Ualsln men with marshmallow hats
and cloves for feet are also cunning
favors for the table.
If you are planning games for after
the feast, much sport can be derived
out of old time amusements of Thanks
giving character. An old fashioned
taffy pull would give pleasure to those
of different ages. Or have a contest to
see who can string the longest chain
of cranberries within a stated time. .
Another clever way to decorate a
table is to have a centerpiece of wheat
standing in the center of the table.
Around the wheat could be scattered
grains of corn; little papier mache
turkeys could be placed as if they were
eating the corn.
Spinning wheels cut out of cardboard
could be at each place. Names should
be written in old English.
As the Indians figured so conspicu
ously In the early Thanksgiving days,
how would It be to have the waitress
dressed as an Indian squaw? Pitts
burgh Tress.
WISELY and well in earlier
" times
This happy day was chosen
That, though the earth grow
stiff and bare,
Onr hearts might not be
That fall by fall and year by
Kind words know no declin
ing; The wilder storm, the warmer
Where light of love is shin
ing. Oh, let us hold unruffled still
The pure peace of believing;
The clear, rich anthem of our
Be free from notes of griev
ing! In sweet, serene and thankful
lies all the joy of living.
Lift pure and strong your
choral song
- And make a glad Thanks-.
. giving.' '
Legal proceedings were started last
week by the Grand Trunk It. R. against
the F. M. Towner Eleyator Co., when
Sheriff Griffin and Depnty Geo. Her
rick accompanied by Attorney Hlchards
attached the grain, beans, seeds, flour
and feed, and fixtures, and an automo
bile of tbo F. M. Towner Co., the ap
praisers placing tha value at about
2800. Several farmers having accounts
with the company are wondering what
the outcome will be Three Morrlce
men were injured In the Iteo factory at
Lansing last week. Leo Courtney nad
his foot hart, Dastln Morrlce had a
finger smashed, and W. O. Morris was
struck in the face by a board, aod the
injury has developed into erysipelas,
aod be is In a serious condition.
Mrs Euretta Morgan has returned
home from Chicago, where she spent
eleven weeks with her son and family
Mrs Thomas Nadal and three chil
dren of Olivet, have been spending a
few days at the home of her parents,
Mr and Mrs J V D Wyckoff Mrs
Barnice Lee is spending a few days
with relatives at Lansing-: Mrs Ben
der of Chicago, was called here last
week by the serious oi her mother , Mrs
J Robrabacher .Paul Green bas
rented his farm tcf Charles Davis, and
is preparing to move with his family to
Lansing Mrs A M Adams of Lans
ing, visited at the home of her sister,-
Mrs Georgia SimpsoD, over Sunday
Mrs Wilmot Berry and daughter Vir
ginia, have returned home after spend
ing several weeks in Chicago.. They
were accompanied by Mr. Berry who
remained over Sunday Mrs R H
Bravender entertained her mother from
Stockbridge over Sunday Mrs Alba
Elliott arrived here Saturday evening
to spend some time at the home of her
mother, Mrs Ellen Austin, and other
relatives Mrs Alfred Wright bas
been quite sick with pleuropneumonia
for a few days Mr and Mrs Sylvester
Brown and Mr and Mrs Lester Benja
tnin of Webberville, were guests of Mr
and Mrs John Sweet Sunday Mr and
Mrs F M Towner of Morrlce, visited in
the A Kennedy home' Sunday Chas
Brownell of St. Charles, visited in the
G N Albright borne over Sunday. He
was accompanied home by Mrs Brow
nell and children who bad been visit
ing here for two weeks. The many
friends of Mr. Brownell will be pleased
know that be bas been appointed Dep
nty Register of Deeds of Saginaw
county, and will soon move to Saginaw
The funeral of Mrs Edward Byrnes
was beld at St. Isadora's Catholic
chnrch Saturday morning. ' " '
V Jolly 'Fifteen. .
The Jolly iFlftceitf-met Friday af
ternoon'with Mrs. D. G. Warner.
At the usual hour the president
called the meeting to order and the
club sang America. ' . ,
Owing to- the shgrtness of the af
ternoon and a lengthy business 'meet
ing the program was carried over.
The balancing fete conducted by
Mrs. Warner caused plenty of amuse
ment. Messrs. Spitler and Horton
were awarded the sovereigns.
The hostess served light refresh
ments. The club gave a rising vote
of thanks and adjourned for three
The next meeting will bo Held '.at
Sunny Bank, the home of Mrs. Pierce.
All members will please be present
as several tabled subjects will be dis-cussed.
till W) 1 !
Writs v1.. n -1
l't Cards to sell at lOe
ElVm rL1"d,-0 nd lt eboloe of prints.
New Fall Model
k4 (A PictunJi
Low bust, medium length mode!
(or average figures.
Clinging, corded white or flesh fabric
embroidery trimmed. Price $1.50
W. B. Nuform Corset No. 970
very low bust model (or short figures. Elas
tic inserts assure graceful infit, with supreme
comfort Price $2.00
If you liave never
W. B. Nuform TRY ONE-you
will obtain the utmost for your
money Style, Value, Comfort,
Wear, Perfect Fitting Gown.
W. J, Melchers was in Detroit., Thurs
day, on business for the Union Tele
phone Co. ,
Mrs. Harold T'elfcr was hostess at
a six o'clock dinner at her home north
of this city Friday evening.
An Ordinance amending Swtlon 27 of un
ordliiuiK-w 011 til led, "An Ordluam-e regulat
U vehicles In nn1 truffle on the MtrettH.
hljfliwayn anil public i1hch iu the City of
Owomho, and to jnitcrlb u pi-nalty for
violation thereof, punned and approved
May 13. l'Jltt.
Th City of Owomso Ordain :
Section 1. That Section '11 of an ordi
nance entitled.' "An Ordinance reulutlng
vehlclcM In and tratllc on the titreetM, high
way h and nubile places of the City of
Owomho, and to prescribe a penalty for the
violation thereof," puxHcd and approved
May 15. 11)1(1. be and the name Is hereby
amended to read as follows:
Sect. 87. Every ra"trr vehicle ' peruted and
driven on any of the public highways in
the City of Owomho nliall be provided with
adequate brakes sutlicieut to control the
vehicle at all times, auil a suitable and
adequate bell, horn, or other device, for
Mignulinir and huh ll during the period of
from one hour after sunset to one hour
before xunrlse display at least one lighted
lamp on the front and one on the rear of
such vehicle, which shall nlso.dlspluy a red
light visible from the roar. '1 he white rays
of said such rear., lamp shall shine upon
the number plate carried upon the rear of
such vehicle. The light from the front
lump shall be visible at least -0 feet In the
direction in which the motor vehicle is
proceeding. The light from the roar lamp
bhull be vlsable at least KM) 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 and equipped with some prac
tical and e Melon t device or devices wliere
bv tho forward light or lights of scull ve
hicle may be dimmed or lessened to such
11 u extent that ii-h light will not Inter
fere with the sight nor emporarily blind
lie vision of the driver of un approaching
vehicle or pedestrian; and It shall be the
duty of every chauffeur or driver of such
motor vehicle 4r other vehicle equipped
with such lights to effectually apply such
dimmer to the forward light or liuhts of
the vehicle being driven by him and cause
such light or lights to be dimmed and
lessoned so as not to interfere with the
hlght or temporarily blind the vision of
the driver of any approaching vehicle and
shall apply such dimmer to the forward
light or lights of the vehicle being driven
by him and cause such light or lights to
lie dimmed and lessoned at all times while
wild vehicle Is operating upon the paved
streets of the City of Owosso. Provided,
that motor bicycles or motorcycles shall
be required to display during the time
above inentioued but one lighted lamp in
the front of such vehicle, the rays of
which shall be visible KM) feet In the di
rection In which the motor v;hlcle Is pro
ceeding and one lighted lamp In the rear,
the light from which shall be visible .it
least 10O feet to the rear of such vehicle
and provided further that all blcycleH shall
be required to display during the time
above mentioned one lighted lamp In tho
front of said bicycle, the rays of which
shall be visible 100 feet In the direction
which said bicycle la proceeding: also with
an adequate bell.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take ef
fect 20 days after Its adoption and publl-
Passed and upproved November 20tb,
Attest : Mayor.
City Clerk.
Probate Order.
State of Michigan. The Probate' Court for
the County of Shiawassee.
At a seBslon of the Probate Court for tald
County, held at the Probate office. In the
City of (Jorunua, on the 16th day of Novem
ber, In the year one thousand nine hun
dred and sixteen.
Present, Matthew Uusb, Judge of Probate
' In the matter of the estate of Fred Miller,
deceased.. ,
j The Administratrix 'of 'said eBtate' hatlig
rendered. a floal account to thle Court
It is ordered.' that the 18th' day of December
next, at ten o'clock In the forenoon, at said
Probate office, be appointed for examining
aod allowing said account. N
And It is further ordered, that a copy of this
order be published three successive weeks,
previous to the said day of hearing, la the
Owosso Times, a newsoaper printed and circu
lating In said County of Shiawassee.
By Judge of Probate.
Claribkl Gaixoway.
Probate Register.
Order of Publication,
At a session of the Probate Court for the
County of Shiawassee, held at the Probate
Omoe'in the Cltv of Corunna. on Friday the
17th day ot November In the year one thousand
nine hundred and sixteen.
Present, Matthew Bush, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Eusan S. Hall
mentally lnoompetent person.
On reading and filing the petition of Emory
Simpson, praying for the appointment of a
guardian oqer her person and estate.
It Is ordered, that the I8ih day of December
next at ten o'clock la the forenoon, at said Pro
bate umoe, be assigned for bearlngsald petition.
And it Is further ordered, that a copy of this
order be published three saooeBBlve weeks
previous to said day of hearing, In The Owosso
Times, a newspaper printed and circulating
In said County of Shiawassee.
By Judge of Probate.
Register ot Probate.
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Prices were, never so high as now. Chickens 2 lbs.
I and over are in good demand; also fowlsfc of medium
I heavyweight wanted. All
order to demand top prices.
Doth Phones 226
t. .
No fuss
rNo muss
! All heat
No smoke
Get your orders in be
fore the price advances
Owosso Gas Light Co. f
L : !':;!v;
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live Fonltey
Union Phone 665
Ammonal s& (Do
, . Washington St. at the River
Listen a Moment,
Will You ?
Have a telephone in YOUR house
and keep in touch with the
markets as well as your neighbor
Weather reports daily.
C. L. PATEE, , District Manager
!poultry should be in good
Bell Phone 72-M $
smooth, clear, frco of wrinkles
Use the exquisitely
fragrant cream of tho "Wy iPl TIT
beauty flower of India J jQj JJr FVi
and be complimented
on your complexion. ..-..
I'ss&ir- ELCAYA

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