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'OWOSSO THE CITY OF PUSH
OWOSSO, MICHIGAN. APEIL 27. 1917.
WILL DRAFT SOLDIERS--
COMMISSION TO AID RUSSIA
Railroads Ordered by
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
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
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.
Producers Organize United
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
employed as bookkeeper.
Tho bride has been employed in the
I). M. Christian department store for
the past two years. Friends extern!
Under this flag 100,000,
000 XMERICdNS unite
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.
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
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
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 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.
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. ,
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
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
. 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.
i tablespoon melted shortening
$4 cup hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons Royal Baking
13S William St- New York
Grand Encampment, Owosso,
i4. 15, 16, i9l7. . .
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
.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
1:30 p m Business bession of Grand
The committee also uunounce that
the following amounts have been ap
propriated for prizes in the competitive
Class A Open to Cantons In any De
partment 24 men and 3 officers. First
prize flOJ; second prize $75;
Cliss C 12 men and 3 officers.
prize fSU; second prize 40:
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
To the Canton coming the longest
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
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.
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