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PAGES 1 TO 8 OWOSSO THE CITY OF PUSH" VOL. XXXVIII OWOSSO. MICHIGAN, DEC. 8, 1916. NO. 37 OWOSSO rfFar i nn p .ward. Sheriff Griffin and the vestry of the Durand Episcopal church have offered $100 reward for information that will convict the persons who damaged the church Nov. 30. . . , -. Ask New Trial. i A motion baa been ; made N for a new trial in the case of Samuel .Willis ' against Homer Hodge, In which a jury in the circuit court gave a verdict of no cause for action. A verdict had been given Willis in the justice court on his claim for 30 for coal furnished Hodge. Postoffic Employees Salaries Raised. Miss May Lawrence and Ami Nelson postal employes in the Owosso office, have received raises in salary from $1100 to 1200 beginning Oct. 1, ,'16, while six of the rural carriers will receive extra compensation to bring them up to the I $1200 limit for tne year, duiy 10 June 80, 1915.! . . '. ' 4 ' Wins Prize Second Time.' ' S. C. Dowling, Owosso agent of the Consumers ' Power Company,' has , won the $10 prize for the second timo for the best article on "How I Did It," being a statement of how new busU ness wa3 secured. The article is printed in the company's monthly magazine and is entitled "A Case in Court.'? Cook Family Reunion. The annual reu'iion of the Coofc fam ily was held Thanksgiving day at the . home of Mr. and Mrs. Landon F. SteW- art on the Curliss farm in Bennington township. About thirty were present and enjoyed a bountiful dinner served V by the hostess, as well as a very pleas ant social afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. 'Frank Cook of Chesaning, were among the guests. ' 0 Hinze-George. The marrir ge of Mies Louise, daugh ter of Fred Hlnze of Caledonia town ship, to Oliver George of Owosso town ship, formerly of Cabery, . 111., took (Dlace Nov. 30. at high noon, at the nfViorn- nonnnnirfl . Thft bride WRH ' attended by her sister. Miss bmrna, also of Caledonia, and the groom was at tended by his brother, Harry George of Owosso township. Brown-Lecureaux. Mies Gertrude Brown, oldest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown or Cal edonia township, -was united in mar riage Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, t. frv T.ann TwrnrpnnT. 1ar Cit flftlflflnnift. at the home, of the officiating clergy .man. Rev. C.R. Wolford, in this city. They were attended by Walter Brown, brother of the bride, and Miss Huldah Lecureaux, sister of the groom. firtlfar T.nrfffTr ' O O. P. Electa Officers. ,' Colfax lodge No. 430, IO. O. F., lias elected the following officers: N. G., Clarence J. Deline; V. G., Arthur Rogers; secretary,' Harry Stephenson; F. Sec, Louis O 'Berry; treasurer, Wm. E. Kribs; trustee for three eyars, Ray Godard. degree cap tain, Wm. Eames. The degree team, will not go to Ver- -'' non tonight. Shiawassee a Bit Slow. Wayne, Washtenaw, Presque Isle and Missaukee counties have provided their share of the funds needed to se cure the appointment of county agri cultural advisors and after July first nextnen for the places will be named by the State Board of Agriculture. Will Shiawassee be the last county in the state to wake up to the value and importance of the work done by these advisors? . , . Charged With Assault Terrin Warner, a farmer living near Bancroft, is to appear for trial Monday in Justice Nichols court in Corunna, on a charge of assault and battery, pre ferred by Charles Frye of Bancroft, who has two black eyes as a result of a fight which occurred when Frye weut with Village Marshal Johnson to serve a summons on Warner in. a suit for wages claimed to be due Frye's son. It is also stated that the marshal and Wells Warner engaged in a fight at the same time. Warner is out on $200 bail. Officers Elected. The following officers , were elected by the Owosso Improvement ; Associa tion Tuesday: President, F. W. Smith; vice presidents, L. B. Allison, S. Q. Tulver, A. M. Hume, W. E. Hall, W. D. Whitehead; directors, W. II. YnnSicc, . Benjamin Robbing, M. F. Blair. : ' Mr. Smith declined the election ns president both before and after the motion to-elect . him and 'a successor v.-ill probably be. chosen at the 'next SUES JAMES . McBRIDE Harry E Dunbar Begins Suit for - - $10,000 on Note for Stock." CORUNNA, Mich., Dec. 2. Harry E. Dunbar, of Cashin, Colorado, has started suit in the circuit court hero for $10,000 against Jaines N McBride of .Burton. .The declaration' declares that Mr. McBride owes him $5,000-as interest and principal of a promisory note given by Mr. McBride, to Mr. Dunbaria Cashin in May, 1910. 'The noto waa for $2,000 and. the declara tion says that the arrfount now due with ' interest added is $5,000. The note was secured it - is said by $2,000 of stock of the LaSal Copper Mining company, at par value, owned by J. N. McBride: The note was obriginal ly for, one year,. but according to the declaration has been renewed at var ious times. v ' . The declaration further states that Mr. McBride owes Harry -E. Dunbar, for stock valued at $5,000, the stock being on . the La Sal Copper Mining company. It states, that Mr. McBride made a contract in 1900 with II. P. Dunbar, the assignor, to "deliver, the stock . to II. P. Dunbar or the assignee, Harry E. Dunbar. - Moose Lodge Prospering. December 21 will be a red letter day on the,calcndar of Owosso lodge, Loyal Order of Moose. On that night, a largo class of new membera will be initiated and the Owossoites will entertain the St. Charles lodge and the degree team of the Flint lodge. The St. Charles ritual team will confer the degrees on the large class and the Flint team will show pictures illustrating the degree work. Sixty-two new members have already been secured and there is no doubt, members of the lodge say, that this number will be increased to 100 by December 21. The St. Charles lodge, will be met at the depot with a band and will. bo escorted to the lodge hall on North Washington street by their Owosso brothers,: . -A social ;timo . wHUoeeupy part of the evening; ' Arrangements have been made for a social feature to be added to the regular lodge meeting every Thursday evening. A different committee has charge each week and each commit tee tries to outdo its predecessor. The lodge is in a flourishing condi tion as regards both membership and finances. ' Demand $5,000. A demand has been made on Sher iff B. S. Griffin for $5,000 which was paid to Hugh A. McDonald when he agreed to abandon the prosecution of L. C. Hall," Jr., on a criminal charge, and taken from him later by Deputy Sheriff E: J. Herrick when 'McDon ald was arrested. This is probably preliminary to a. suit to 6ccure the $5,000 for Hugh McDonald. The appeal from the probate court in the matter of the estate of Mrs. Agnes Van Wormer, deceased, Fred Grumley, claimant, which was on trial in the circuit court for one day, was settled Friday. Grumley lived with Mrs. Van Wormer and her husband for many year's on their, farm .near Durand and at her death, put in a claim for $2,100 for labor. It was allowed by the commissioners on claims and accounts, but the adminis trator and the heirs' contested it. Grumley accepted $1,500 in settle ment. TRAVELING MEN GUESTS. Enjoyable Smoker Given by Improve ment Assooiatlon The Owosso Improvement Association was host to the traveling men of the city at a luncheon and smoker at the armory Saturday evening. Short talks were'made by W. A. 8eegmlller, Fred Haoffan, J. J. McDonald, G. W. Has kell, J. B. Mcintosh and others. G. T. Campbell, chairman of the entertain ment committee, presided. The talks brought out some points of of interest, one being that there was a shortage of modern houses to ent, that Owosso needed a larger and finer hotel, and a better passenger service on the Grand Trunk Railroad. Surprise Social". Function. About forty of the friends and neighbors gave Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Snyder and two daughters a surprise party at their home ycst of this city Friday evening. The evening was pleasantly spent with dancing' and music. A bounti ful supper was served at Viidnight. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder wero presented yith a bread and butter set from tho guests. . The guests departed nt a lati; i hour reporting nn enjoyable time. BOYS ACCUSED OF CRIMES Youths Were Planning to go to Texas With Money Obtained from Robberies. ' '" Patrolman Fuller took six boys from school Tuesday, to appear before Judge Matthew Bush, charging them with numerous. roberies in Owosso during the last few weeks. After much Inves tigatlon and reports of thefts from the Owosso Milling Co. and the Townsend-; Fulmer store and other places, a young-j ster who be.ard some of the boys plan ning to go to Texas told the police , and Clifford May, aged H; Wilson Berkley, i 14; Claude Marvin, 14; Frank Stanton. ! 14; George;steggall 13 and Walter Fow-! ler 15, were taken in charge.- Clifford May, who is thought to be the leader! has been placed in the Dorcas Home pending investigations.' May admits! having been involved in six deals, and says he'and Berkley and Marvin were absut to start west. , , . , The Owosso Milling Co. is the largest loser, the boys claiming to have taken f 150 . there at different times. They went in and asked to telephone and robbed the cash drawer while there. The boys made one statement which was considered doubtful, claiming that a printing office bad. $300 in the safe and they went after it but failed to open the safe Elks Memorial. - Owosso Lodge of Elks held its annual memorial evercises Sunday afternoon at the temple, a large number of mem beis and friends beings present. The services are always impressive ' and be come more so as the roll of departed members becomes larger. Five brothers, Roy Simpson. Laingsburg; Fred H. North way, Durand; Fred H. Brown, Ann Arbor; Leslie J. Kinne and Ben Smith of Owosso, who passed away dur ing the past year, were remembered in a eulogy given by Hon. .Matthew Bush, who knew the men intimately and called to mind their good qualities and inci dents of their lives. l-Hon; Qeq. Lf Lusk of Bay-City? dep uiv secretary of state, formerly of Owos so, gave a most eloquent general eulogy. Miss Wilma Demuth sang and Mrs. Charles Sackrider rendered a violin solo being accompanied respectively by Miss Gladys Reineke and Mrs. Frank Kohler. SUGAR BEET PRICES CHANGED Owosso. Sugar Co. -Will Give Farmers Beenfit of. Sugar Price. The Owosso Sugar Co., as it always has, will play more'thari fair with the farmers next year on the price of beets, and will pay a minimum as high as the present price and add to the price of . sugar, all for a higher price. $7 a ton ' will be paid for beets if sugar sells for $7 a hundred; if the price is $7.50 or $8 a hundred beets will bring $7.50 or $8 a ton. The price now is $6 for beets apd sugar is selling for $7.30. The price to govern will be' the price of sugar in October January next year. The plan, in on the system estab lished by-Mr. Roy Osburn, formerly of Owosso, who is manager of the Toledo factory, but i3 better in that the' minimum here is $0 and therc$5. Gr een-Young. , The marriage of Miss. Avis Green, daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. A. Vf. Green, and Dr. Glen ; Young, of De troit, was solemnized at the home of the bride in' Corunna, Wednesday af ternoon in the present of one hundred-fifty guests, Rev. E. J. Cross offi ciating. Miss Ivah Rosson, of Grand Rapids, and Dr. Jas. Belyea, of To ledo, Ohio, attended the bride and groom. Mrs. Cora Vandewater Wort ley, of Ypsilanti, sang two solos and Prof. James Tillotson, of Lansipg, played the wedding march and Men delssohn's wedding chorus. After a wedding dinner Dr. and Mrs. Young left on a wedding trip and will be at home in Detroit after Dec. 30. Obituary. Mrs. Lucy A. Broad, whose death was mentioned in our'last issue, was born in Grand Rapid 78 years ago, going to Lowell with her parents, where she taught school several years and was married in 1801 to William A. Broad. In 1872 they came to Owosso and had resided here since ' Mrs. Broad was a woman pf fine qualities, a leader in church and liter ary, work and for several years had been n leader in the work of tho First Church of Christ "-'"ist, of this city, making man K She is survived liam Broad, and .F r KlMtttMf.v' ('lrllan, of thil WILL GUARANTEE $2,000 Expenses for Tabernaclo Meetings' . Apportioned to Churches. j The 13,000 necessary to guarantee the expense of building a tabernacle and pay other expenses of holding the meet- j infcs to be conducted by Rev. Ira Honey well and his assistants in Owosso In1 January, have been apportioned to Owosso churches and the work of secur ing the pledges is being -successfnllv carried on. ' . ' . It is not expected the amounts will have to be paid as the collections for the fist three weeks haye in all other cities paid the expenses, which include .build ing the tabernacle. heatiDg, Hcrhtlntr. renting a furnished house for the evan gelist and pay half the salaries of the assistants. ' Rev. Honeywell Davs the balance of the salaries and secures his own pay from the last Sunday night free will offering. No collection is taken up during the last two of the five weeks. INJURED $10,000 WORTH Adelbert A. Spangler, a farmer of Woodhnll township, has started suit in th circuit court by summons through his attorney, W. J. Parker of Corunna, against Stanley H. Wallace, a furni ture dealer of Perry, for - $10,000. Mr. Spf ngler's suit is based on alleged in juries he received last October when he fell down a Btairway at the Wallace store. He declares that he is perma nently injured, and charges negligence on the part of Mr. Wallace. , ; Death of Mrs. Guy Castle. Mrs. Guy Castle, aged 27 years, died atlthe 8narrow hoanltal in Lanslncr. Saturday, after an Illness of three weeks with typhoid pneumonia. The remains were brought to Owosso and the funeral held Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Castle, North Washing ton street, Rev. Frank Green officiating. Mrs. Emma Bogart Castle was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bo gart otthis city,, here, she Jived prac tically all her life! . She was an active oiember of the Church of Christ Her husband and a daughter one year old survive, Death of Mrs. Walter Osborn. Mrs. Walter Osborn passed awav Friday morning after an illness of waa extended by the Owosso clergy " ? .'i. 11. .1 1 All ... . four years following a stroke ofjl uie ennrcnes ot rue county to bt paralysis at her home on Saginaw 0OInc identified with the tabernacle street in this city. She was 71 years' meetings. "Quite a number have si-jui-of age and had lived in Owosso since . fic(t their intention of doing so. Co 18G6. She is survived by her husband nmna churches are included in those and her niece, Mrs. W.'e. Collins, ofjvho wil1 help the cause. Detroit. Funeral .arangements have not been made. Collins Will Ask Nomination. J. II. Collins, of Corunna, will be a candidate for the nomination for cir-' m wmcn ome of the ministers differ ent judge of the thirty-fifth' judicial with Rev. Mattson. They all paid circuit at the primary election in tho tribute to the papqr, however, as a spring of 1917 and petitions to place masterly effort. his name on the ballot are now being circulated. Judge S. S. Miner will bo n candidate for re-nomination. Estey-Woodard. The marriage of Miss Florence Marie Eatey, daughter of O. B Eatey, and Frank J. Woodard wss solemnized at the Congregational parsonage by Rev. ( B G. Mattson, Thursday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Woodard left for Detroit and will be at home after Dec. 20, at 122 John street, In this city. Both are well known Owosso young people and many friends extend congratulations. Tax Collection Notice. The winter tax roll having been de livered to me. the taxes therein levied. also all special taxes can be paid at I"sen against Charles Chase and the my office in the city hall at any time cases of the Journal Company of Troy from the fifth day of December to "gainst the Owosso Motor company, and including the 10th day of Janu- "ni the John Deere Plow company ary next ensuing, without any charge against Fred Taylor have been dis for collection but 4 per cent collec- missed, having been on the calendar tion fee will be charged nnd collected more than one year, upon all taxes remaining unpaid on ' A decree has been granted in the said 10th day of January. divorce case of Charlotte against Collection hours will be from 9 a. Claude Kelley. He is 20 and she is m. to 4 p. m. A. T. Wright, Treas- 20 years old. The wife is given the urer of City of Owosso. Adv. I custody of the eight-year-old daugh- v - . ter, and $0.50 a Aveek alimony. In preparation for the Tabernacle s- Q- Pulvcr, one of the attorneys meetings to be held in this city, union for the defendants in the case of prayer meetings will be held each Hall against Van Slyke and Henry, Tuesday evening during this month at f Durand, filed a bond with the court sixteen residences scattered about the r a stay of proceedings. Mr. Ball city, the first on Tuesday, next. The ws struck by an auto driven by union mid-week service held last Henry Loasing and said to be owned evening, in the Evangelical church y the defendants. Ball was given a was well attended and showed the judgment. A motion will bo made for earnest spirit of the people toward the n new trial, and if not granted the movement. The meeting next Thurs- defendants will appeal to the supreme day will be held in the Disciple court. . .. hurchr Union services will be held, Capt naroll A name w,n Rfrve uyUy evening in the lmt M. K nere from Texas Monday. W a fur jreh, with Rev. A. Ostroth "3 "tl'elonsjh oP thirty day?. .It Is expected the iachcr. Rev. B. G. iMattvon.w.il. ,.WHr M OVff b(?fore m furlongU tihict ur.i pcvviros i:t Corunna. . , . . i , . - exf ;rc3. Study Food Values Food provided for the family table de : serves the careful thought o every ; house wife. Do you use thought when buying baking powder? ' s The quality of cake, biscuits " and . all quickly, raised .flour, 'foods depends largely upon , the kind of baking powder used. . Royal Baking Powder is made from cream of tartar derived from grapes.. It is absolutely pure and has proved its excel . lence for making food of finest quality and wholesomeness for generations. ' Royal Baking Powder contains no alum nor phosphate. ' ROYAL BAKING POWIDER CO, New York Organize for Revival. The second of the scries of union church meetings to be held from now until tho tabernacle meeting begin at New Year's, was held at the Cong regational church Sunday evening. A congregation that filled the auditor ium and lecture room heard Rev. J. Frank Green, of the Church of Christ, preach an excellent sermon. The Congregational choir rendered music. After the services the committees recently named to have charge, of the work during the religious campaign met and elected chairmen. Those elect ed were: Executive committee, E. O. Dewey, chairman; L. O. Underwood, secretary; building committee, W. J. Blood; personal work committee, Ar- thur Alliton; finance committee, O. Ti Ca'rnpbcll ; publicity ' cbuimittcc,' KevM II. A. aitc; usher's committee, E. F. ilenn oninrtoinninnf nn.nmiff.vn y k Hmvardi At the regular monthlv meeting of the Shiawassee County Ministerial . association held Monday an invitation ivc me meeting ot the ministerial association, attended by 18 ministers of the county, 'Rev. B. G. Mattson read a paper on archeology. A spirit- 0(1 discussion of the subject followed CIRCUIT COURT The case of LaVerne Spease of Owosso against the Fox & Mason Fur niture Co., of Corunna, has been on the calendar 'for several months, and the court gave the attorneyjfor the plaintiff until the May term to try the case. If no action is taken by that time the case will be dismissed, The case of Barbara against Godfrey Wildermuth for separate maintenance was 'dropped. The divorce cases of Hattic against Joseph Ball nnd Fred W. Hubbard against Kathcryn Hub- hard will not he tried, ns it is under stood that a reconciliation has heen effected. The attachment cose of Lizzie Van Successful Honeywell Meetings in Hastings. The Hastings Banner says: This week will close the Tabernacle meetings and the Honeywell campaign in Hastings. So far about 200 con verts have been gained, most of whom have indicated their church prefer ences. The services last week were interfered with by unfavorable weath er .to some extent, but the interest was steadily maintained, and convert were gained each night. Sunday af ternoon the Men's 'Brotherhoods of the city met at the Methodist church and marchd in a body down Green and Jefferson streets and up through State and Church streets to the tabernacle. Dr. Honeywell gave a powerful ad dress pjo'Thc1our. quarjc,v Man.' hicli was listened" to with the closest attention. In the" evening his sermon was on "The Ten Commandments," and . was a heart-searching deliver ance. " ' ' . . Next Sunday the Honeywell cam paign will close., There will be no services at any of the five co-operating churches Sunday morning, but there will be a union seryice in tho tabernacle. At 2:30 will be Dr. Hon eywell's concluding address to the men. The Brotherhoods will again as semble at the Methodist church and' march in a body and headed by.Kuen zcl's band to the tabernacle. In the evening the final service, of the cam paign will, take place. Dr. Honey well's sole compensation for his own services will be the free-will offering taken Sunday. From that he must also pay half of the salaries of his party, the other half being provided lor in the general expenses. It is hoped there may be a. very liberal of fering. , Dr. Honeywell, Messrs. George, Roberts and Spooner and Mrs. Daguo have won a host of warm friends iu this city. Their courteous bearing, kindliness and fine spirit have not on ly endeared them to all who have met them but- have been a large factor iu winning many to the Christian way. They are sincere, fine-spirited Chris tian folks, whom it is a pleasure to meet. Becomes Superintendent. Jumes Mullaney will succeed W. J. Donahue as superintendent of the plant of the American Malleables Co. in this city. Robert Gow and H. Bean are also promoted as assistants. W. J. Donahue who succeeded J. B. Carey as superintendent here, has been trans ferred to the Lancaster, N. Y. plant. Notice of Annual Meeting. Notice is hereby given that the an nual meeting of the Shiawassee Mutnal Fire Insurance Company . will be held at the Court House In the City of Cor nnna, on Thursday, January 4, 1917, at 11 o'clock a. m, for the purpose-of. electing officers and to transact inch'" other business as may propetly come before the meeting. - . Dated, Owosso. Mich., Nov. 80.1916. Z. D. HURRELL, E O. Dewey was in Battle Creek, Mondsy, conferring with he officials ' of the Michigan Railway Co. regarding . the extension of the electric line from Owosso to Flint. The Company has , determined Upon the line It would pre' fer to bold 'over and the propoelt'ou of v ih right cf'way Is now np to the prop- , ' . eilj ow"ia iqt Beiueiaem.