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11 li 1JUV1JK PAGES 1 TO 8 'OWOSSO THE CITY OF PUSH it f VOL. XXXIX OWOSSO, MICHIGAN. APEIL 27. 1917. NO. 5 WILL DRAFT SOLDIERS-- COMMISSION TO AID RUSSIA Railroads Ordered by ihipments-Aiues. perate German Army, Events are moving quickly In' the great world war. The fiercest fighting in history is forcing the German army back to its own land. Turkey is anxious for separate peace terms and Spain will probably join in the fight to stop the war. The United States government has selected a commission with Former Secre tary of State and Secretary of War Elihu Root at his head to go to Russia to aid in directing the war for that country and handling the immense loan by this country. On Saturday Congress will pass the selective draft bill making possible the bringing of our army up p the standard needed and it is highly probablei that unless the Germans ask for peace terms that some of our army will be sent to France to aid in forcing a conclusion of the terrible war. i ..Wonderful progress is being made in the efforts in all parts of the country to raise the largest crops possible. Mexico has shown its hand by warning Germans that they must not concentrate In Mexico or do anything to aid the German government. ; " S Bentley Psttorson.- Tbe marriage of Miss Helen Patter son of Portland, Maine, and A. Morrell Bentley of this city will be solemnized Tuesday, May 1, and 'they will arrive In Owosso the latter part of the week to remain until Morrell leaves to begin training for a commission In the United States Army. 'The weddfcag was to haye taken place In June. Owosso friends extend congratulations. Farmers Grain ComPny. Under the direction .of Joseph Run dell plans are practically completed to organize the Shiawassee Farmers' Grain -Company with a capital stock of $30, 000 to establish an eleyatoa at Cornnna ' to sell the grain of farmers and divide the profits with all who sell through the company, after paying salaries of the manager and 'employeesand xther expenses. Mc Bride Estate Held In Trust. The will of Mrs. Mary McBride of Middlebury township, who died several months ago, was filed for probate, Tues day, by Jrfmes N. McBride who is made trustee of the estate which is to be held In trust for five J ears, the greater por tion going to J. N. McBride then. Quincy McBride, a son, is given f 1,000 and Elwood Marger, a grandson, $100. The will was made in 1013, and the estate is valued at $16,000. all but a small portion being real estate. Milk Producers Organize United Dairies Co. Articles of Incorporation of the Unit ed Dairies Co. of Owosso, were filed with the Secretary of State in Lansing, Saturday. The company is the co oper ative concern organized by the milk 1 producers of the. county at a meeting two weeks ago. It is capitalized at $10,000. k The officers, all of whom are also directors, are A. F. Loomls, president; A. L. Chandler, vice president, and J. Watson Hurst, secretary and treasurer. The other directors are H. B. Sturte vant and C. J. Thomas. Sues Insuranoe Companies. Richard K. Bofysill of this city, has begun three damage suits against tho Fire Insurance Association of Philadel phia, and the Aachen and Munich Fire Insurance Co. of Germany. He asks a total of $2950 for damage to his house, household goods and candy stock by fire about two months ago. The companies hir hAen holding ud the insurance ending investigation of the cause of the fire, which was not determined at the time.' They have offered to settle, but at a figure which Mr. Bofysill be lieves is too small. Will Mandamus Railway. The, city commission desires the re moval of the Michigan Railways Co. track on Corunna avenue from the side of the street to the center, from Lincoln avenue to the city limits, and a practi cal refusal from the company to make the change has made it probable that the city will begin mandamus proceed ings about May first unless the com pany decides to do the work before that time. The commission wishes to grade the street and can not do so properly with the track on the side of the street. Mrs. FJojd Calkins of, Houghton, f or der 1? of this citf. is visiting reUtlvtg and old fi lends h-re. uovernnient to expedite aiausnienng ues- Sues for $IO,OOOv x Geo. H. Stevens and Frank Weitke of the Durand Automobile -Co., have begun suit for $10,000 damages against Alvin Park, marshal at Durand, and Charles Cross, a horse buyer, and John Calvert, a deputy sheriff.' of Oakland county, claiming injury by false arrest. An automobile party was charged with the abuse of a girl in Oakland county and steyens and Weitke had driven a car from Detroit to Durand on that day, and were arrested and taken to Pontiac on suspicion, but there was no ground for their arrest and ihey were immediately released. They now ask damages from the thtee men who had a part in their arrest. , . Joina Nayy as Medical Officer. A Lestoa Arnold, son of Dr. A. L. 'Arnold of this city, hsabfgratysedH in 'advance of the regular graduation all the University of Michigan, and with nine others will join' the U. S. navy with the rank of assistant surgeon in the Naval Defense Corps, reporting at Washington May first to take three months training at the Army and Navy school. Dr. H. A. Arnold, brother of Leston, who is now a medical officer in the U. S. navy at Columbus, Ohio, gave an address to physicians of Columbus on preparedness last week, and will ad dress the medical students of the Ohio State University this week. Red Cross Work. The Owosso Red Cross Chapter is adding large numbers to its member ship daily, and many donations are being received. Next week Saturday a canvass will be made and on Friday a benefit will be put on at the Strand theatre, when a patriotic motion pic ture drama, "The Eagle's Wings," will be shown. The Connor Ice Cream Co. has put on sale a Red Cross Sundae, giving the chapter a commission on each sale. Owosso Lodge of Elks has donated $50, Owosso Masonic bodies 30, Byron Eastern Star lodge has pledged $10 each three months during the war, Chas. V. Lemon has giyen $10, and many smaller amounts have been received. Other lodges are planning to contribute. Missionary Will Succeed Rev. Ostroth. At the recent Evangelical conference, Rev. A. Ostroth, pastor for the last four years of the Owosso Evangelical - f I church was transferred to theLighton, Ionia county charge. He left for that place Tuesday with Mrs. Ostroth. ' I The new Evangelical pastor here will beWv. A. Butzback, who for the last i eleven years has been in China, where for several years his wife has been assisting him in missionary work. He is about 40 years old and a capable preacher and earnest worker. He will take np his duties here Sunday, April 29. Rev. Ostroth and his estimable wife whose departure will, be deeply re gretted by many, have done an excel lent work in Owosso. During the retiring pastor's incumbency the church membership has been increased by about 60. Of this number 80 have been taken since the recent revival. The church is flourishing and is in good financial conditions. A Red Cross Chapter has been organ ized at Corunna, with Mrs. C. it. Bil himer as president; Mrs. Matthew Bush, Mrs. Chas. Manning. Rev. E. J. Cross, vice presiueube; bits, u. ioums, bw i . . T rr . . I retary; E. T..8idney, treasurer. The chapter has 85 charter members aid t is expected mauy . will be added in the next few days., WILL REMAIN DURING SUMMER Sohool Board Arranges for Prof. Lin ton's Services to Assist in Gardening. . ; The school board at a special meeting Monday voted to keep Prof. Robert Linton, agricultural instructor in; the Owosso high school, here during the summer months, to assist . those who wish help in gardening and in beautify ing their premises. Prof. Linton will remain in Owosso next year, having refused other offers at better salaries, but believes Owosso is a fine field for his line of work. Served in Guard 25 Years. Quartermaster Sergeant August Scl neider has received his discharge from the Michigan National Guard and has arrived home from Hot Springs where he has been taking treatment for rheu matism which was originally contracted during his career in the Spanish-American war in Cuba. He has one of the best records of any man in the militia service having been a member of the Owosso company over twenty-five years. He is compelled to t retire not only by his condition but because it is necessary for him to care for his aged mother. He is the best known, most popular and efficient quartermaster In the state service and has a fine record. City Engineer's Duty Disoussed. Considerable discussion was caused at an executive session of the city com mission Monday, by the request of City Engineer Gould as to his duty in locat ing corners. He did some work for the Sugar Co. and considerable of his time was used In locating a starting point, and the company did not wish to pay for the time used in finding out what should be part of the city's records or marks. Commissioner Hanscom did not consider that individuals should be put to expense in this manner, and that is the general opinion of land owners of the city and if the marks are not now set the engineer should proceed to set them. Then the owners could .have their work done quickly and 'at - a nor JJal feipense. , i'niuio.i mt v ton Physloians Raise Prices. Owosso physicians at a meeting held Friday elected Dr. C. McCormick pres ident of the Owosso association and Dr. F. A. Watts secretary and treasurer. The matter of the fee bill, the prices in which have not been changed since 1904, was taken up and changes made as follows: Day visits in the city limits 2 00; night visits between 9 p. m. to 6:30 a. m , in the city limits $3; day visits in the country $2, and 50 cents a mile one way; night visits in the coun try $3 and 75 cents a mile one way; obstetrical attendance, including mis carriage, covering a period of five hours 1 15, and $2 an hour added after five hours, with mileage added outside the city limits. The minimum fee for office prescriptions is 75 cents. Administer ing an anaesthetic 15. , Sues Employers for $5,000. Louis Drebenstedt of this city has started suit in the Genesee circuit court through Attorney S Q Pnlver, against Martin and Randolph Random, promi nent farmers living near Flushing, for $5,000. Drebenstedt suffered a compound frac ture of his right leg on January 20 when a bank of a gravel pit on the Rudolph Ransom farm, in which he waiJ working for the defendants, caved in. The plaintiff charges negligence on the part of the defendants. Mr. Pnlver has also beiun suit for Arthur Harmon of Venice township, to break the will of his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Barr. Harmon alleges undue in- fluence on the part of his aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. White, livine near Flushing. He says that nine years ago his grandmother made her will leaving half of her estate of $3000 to htm. On the day before she died, some months ago, she made another will leaving the estate to Mr. and Mrs. White. He de clares that she suffered two strokes of paralysis and was sick with pneumonia aid that White and his wife had fo hold her up in bed while she wrote the new will. Warner Doane. Burton Warner and Miss Luella Doane were united in marriage Sun day in Lansing. The marriage of the young people came as a surprise to their relatives and friends. They will reside . in Lansing, where tho groom is employed as bookkeeper. Tho bride has been employed in the I). M. Christian department store for the past two years. Friends extern! congratulations. Under this flag 100,000, 000 XMERICdNS unite against tyranny. Military Instructor at Olivet College. Clarence A. McCall, for several years past a member of Co. II. and for several months past one of the officers, has been tendered and has accepted a position as military in structor at Olivet College, having been tendered the place by the State authorities at the suggesion of Dr. A. M.1 Hume. Mr. McCall was one of the most efficient men in Company II and it was with reluctance that he wa discharged from the service un der tho recent order releasing all married men. He will prove a good mrin for the work at Olivet, where he .will begin work Monday. Recruits for Co. H. Co. H of Owosso, needs 50 men to fill the ranks to full war strength, and efforts to enlist them are now being made by citizens of Owosso. Many have been discharged on account of having dependents, others have served the full term, and some were trans ferred, making the call for volunteers necessary. Young men eligible and llaole for service are urged to join the local company rather than to be later drawn and sent to various companies Those who offer their service will be examined here first, sent free of charge tor the company station, and there given the' full examination;- -- --"- -. Governor Sleeper has appointed G:T. Campbell, C. E Rigley, Jr., A. T. Wright, G. L. Taylor, M. F. Growe and W. D. Whitehead of Owosso, B. S. Griffin and W. J. Simeon of Corunna, and Floyd Derham and H. L. Izor of Durand. a county committee to secure and advise prospective recruits. . After an examination by Dr. G L; Cramer, Andrew Brown, Roscoe Crane and Howard Telfer were accepted Tuesday, and sent to Fort Wayne to join Co. II. Lieut. Wbitehearse is at the armory every evening, and mem bers of the local committee of the war preparedness board are also on hand to give information. ., Co H needs 40 more men and Capt. Steck is anxious to se cure them quickly so as to keep the company up to its past high btandard. Circuit Court. The May term of the circuit court will open next week with a limited calendar and the probability that many cases will go over until fall. Nine criminal cases are on the calendar, Ern est Cole of Durns township, James K'dd of Owosso, John Bell, a hobo negro, and Frank Strelic are charged with larceny or burglary. Lillian Palmer, Henry Stoeck and Marcus Sttffus of Owosso, are charged with local option violations, John P. Willard of Owosso, with carrying concealed weapons, and Frank Quick will be tried on a perjury charge after being freed from bigAmv and local option charges. The other case are as follow: The divorce cases are as follows: Carol vs. Claude Noe; Eva vs. Ina Easliek; Bertha vs. George DeLong; Florence vs. Carl Banta; Martha vs. Jabcz Hubbard (separate mainten ance); Bertha L. vs. Wm. A.-May; Mary E. vs. Wm. LeBar; Avis Young vs. Glen It. Young; Nora vs. Bert Prindle; Edna vs. Walter A. Bran ick; Gracp vs. Nelson Richards; John vs. Rhoda DePotty; Hazel vs. Elmer Hall; Sadie vs. Abraham Depcw; Lena vs. Horace Johnson; Beryl vs. Jerome Hirschmon; Gertie vs. Claude Inglehart; Ola vs. Lawrence Stack; Mabel vs. Charles Fallis; Bessie Gil more Barnes vs. L. B. .Barnes (an nulment of marriage) ; Minnie M. vs. Melvin C. Butler; Jennie vs. Hiram D. Welch; Blanche vs. Floyd Hag (ContlDU 'd on page four.) Dr. Harold A. Hume will be home Saturday from a business stay of sev eral days in Chicago. Chas. E. Uiglcy is in Chicago on business for tho Estey Manufactur ing Co. The State authorities have ordered that two guards he assigned to duty ns watchmen at the armory, one for day and the other for night service. Fewer Eggs are required with BiYA Invmany recipes the number of eggs may be reduced with excellent results by using an additional quantity . of Royal Baking Powder, about a teaspoon, for each egg omitted. The following recipe is a practical example; Chocolate Sponge Roll lH cups flour pi teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 squares msltsd chocolate Tne old method called for 4 ecr and bo baking powder DIRECTIONS Sift flour, baking powder and salt together three) times. Beat whole eggs. Add slowly sugar, then boiling water, slowly; add next vanilla, melted chocolate and melted shortening, aollhout beating. Sift in dry Ingredients, and fold in as lightly as possible. Pour Into largo baking pan lined with oiled paper, and bake in slow oven twenty minutes. When done, turn out on a damp, hot cloth, spread with white icing and roll. Booklet oi reclpee which economlte fn eggs and other expensive ingredients mailed free. Address ROYAL BAK1NQ POWDER CO. HASSJEETING At Court House Saturday to Consider Increased Crop Production. At the call of A. B. Cook, who has been appointed county agent for Shia wassee county for Increasing crop pro duction, a mass meeting will be held at the court house In Corunna, at one o'clock, Saturday, to which everyone in Shiawassee county is invited, but par t cularly the farmers At the meeting the ideas of all interested , will be asked for, the labor question consid ered, plans of the state preparedness board promulgated. , CITIZENS BESERVEf ENLISTMENTS Owosso Committee Selected to Aid In Work. ' A committee with A. D. Whipple as chairman, and H. K White secretary, and Dr. A. L. Arnold, C. D. Bell, C. P. Bentley, E. O. Dewey, Lewis Brandel. W. E. Hall, E B. Hoffmn, Dr. H. A. Hume, S. Q. Pnlver, J. H. Robbins Dr. Q. P Sackrider, C. Z. Tompkins, as the other members, has been selected to obtain recruits for the officers' train ing camp to be held in different parts of the conutry beginning May 8 The object is to train men who have proper qaalifieatl ms for places a9 officers in the big ad Jitiona to the United States army. The camp for Michigan men will be at Fort Sheridan, 111. The course lasts three months atd requires only a three motitha enlist ment, but those at'euding mut a;ree to accept appointments in the officers' Reserve Corps. Candidates are allowed expenses while taking the course, including transportation. Pay o' those accepted as officers in the Rt serve Corps has not been decided by congress. Previous experience is not necessary, no oral or wrlttea examina tions are required, but candidates are questioned and considered as to charac ter, sobriety, person ility, reputation, education and likelihood to mke go d officers A. Morrell Bentley and Harvey Bean of this city, have made applica tions for enlistment. Co-operate in Stock Selling. A co-operative stock shipping com pany was formed at a meeting held in Laingsburg Monday night, with a charter membership of 40 farmers, many of them from Bennington. Mr. Willett, of Laingsburg, is the president, and Georgo Warren, of Bennington, secretary, The board of directors will be elected later and a manager' chosen. . The purpose of the organization is to make it possible for the farmers who ship on a limited scale, to do their own shipping direct and save the cattle buyers' profits to them selves. The company will charter stock cars in its own riame, and each farmer will pay for shipping on a pro rate oasis. iNon-mcmocrs may ship through the company, by paying a fee of five cents per hundred pounds, for tho service. Shipments will be made alternately from Laingsburg and 'Bennington. The manager will take care of the weigh ing and shinning and keen in close touch with the market. 3 POrJIDEIHl i tablespoon melted shortening $4 cup hot water 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder 13S William St- New York 3 Grand Encampment, Owosso, May i4. 15, 16, i9l7. . . PROGRAM. The committee announces the follow- nor nrnvram tha nnl T?n.. b. i. portion of which is subject to approval by the Grand Encampment in session: MONDAY, MAY 14. 2:00 p. m Annual session of the De- i niirfmanf Pnnnnlln Ul.k.. so Lodge Hall No. 88, East Main St. 7:80 p. m. Ladies' Auxiliary at Owosso Lodge Hall No. 88. East Main 8treet. .w . iu. uAcui()uuuHuga Of) ipp Patriarchal, Golden Rule and Royal Purple Degrees by staffs selected by the urana patriarch, at Colfax I. O. O. F. Hall, East Mason and Park Sts. TUESDAY, MAY 15. 8:30 a. m. Business session Grand Encampment in Odd Fellow Temple. 9:00 a m. Business session of De partment uonncil at Owosso Lodge Hall No. 88. 11:00 a. m.Publlc welcome to the Grand Encampment and Patriarchs Militant at Odd Fellows Temple. i 1:80 p. m Grand Parade to be fol lowed by competitive drills. 7:30 p. m. Decoration of Degrees of LChlvalry (open to all members, friends . and ladies) and announcement of prize awarJs followed by Grand Ball. Place of meeting will be announced later. WEDNESDAY, MAY 16. 8:30 a. in. 'Business ninn t flrunrl Eucampment. 1:30 p m Business bession of Grand Encampment. COMPETITIVE DRILLS. The committee also uunounce that the following amounts have been ap propriated for prizes in the competitive drills: Class A Open to Cantons In any De partment 24 men and 3 officers. First prize flOJ; second prize $75; prize $50. third First third Cliss C 12 men and 3 officers. prize fSU; second prize 40: prize $30. GRAND ENCAMPMENT PRIZES. In addition to the above prizes the appropriation provided by the Grand Encampment is available for competi tion by Michigan Cantons only as follow: To the Canton coming the longest distance, $50. To 'the Canton having the largest number in line, $50. To the Canton best drilled, $50 Mrs, F. E. Pierson of North Adams street, left 4 Wednesday for Denver. Colo., on account of the serious Illness of her sister. The remains of Mrs. W. R. Halsey, formerly of this city, who died at the home of her eoi, Y. L. Ualsey. of Lansing, Sunday, were brought to Owosso Tuesday for interment in Oak Hill cemetery. John Fletcher, aged 71 years, died Tnursday at his home on John street, after a long illness with diabetes. Tl e funeral will be held Saturday at the h)me. Mr. Fletcher was born in 8t. Thomas, Oat., coming to Owosso twenty-seven years ago. He was employed at I railroad work -prior to his Miners. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Flor ence Fletcher with whom he lived, and Mrs. J. D. Cummings of West Branch, and two sons, Thomas of Flint, and i . a. a 1 a T-e J oaiaiinei oi urana xiapiaa.