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TBB BACHELORS' CLUB t There Was a Penalty For f Marriage By RICHARD MARKLEY q i i i l I I I i i a Th Bachelors' club was an associa- Hon of men who regarded themselves as being especlallj happy In not har lng wife, child or home and who look. d upon women as designing persons who made it their business to enslare men, usually by some underhanded means altogether reprehensible. The Bachelors' club came to order, the- president in the chair. "Fellow bachelors," he said, "one of our number has committed matrimony. Edward Ilammerton has taken to him self a wife. I will read article 7 of our constitution, applying to his case: "When any member shall become en caged cr has been married he shall pay a fine and his membership In the club hall cease. He shall state the art by which he was snared. If there are palli ating circumstances In his case he shall not pay the whole fine, but such portion of It as the club may consider a Just amount in his case. "Mr. Ilammerton will now make bis statement" "I assure you, gentlemen," said the retiring member, "that no intention whatever to desert you ever entered my bead until a diabolical combination of young women in the town where I live forced matrimony upon me. These persons organized a club based on a custom prevailing in a foreign land. Between the mountains of India and Persia, I have since understood, is a powerful tribe, among whom the ladies can choose their own husbands. All a single woman has to do when she wishes to change her state is to 6end a servant to pin a handkerchief to the rit of the man on whom her fancy lights, and he is obliged to marry her unless be can show that ho Is too poor to purchase her at the prico her father requires. "Inspired by this suggestion from a land wbere secret venomous methods underlie all social conditions, every un married woman in the town where I live formed a club rather, entered upon a conspiracy to force the bachelors into matrimony. One morning, being about to leave my home, on taking my hat from the hall closet something soft ' and scented fluttered against my hand. I shuddered. I had touched the Indian poison flower and was reminded of its waxen-petals and its seductive odor. Taking the hat to the light, I saw nlnneri tr ft n hlna nlllr hnnri1raivMaf mr - WW - M " W VMM..,. in one corner of which was embroid ered my monogram in white silk thread. Observe, gentlemen, the in sinuating method of this designing creature. She not only knew how dear to every man Is his alma mater, but she was aware that blue is the color of my college. "Mind you, gentlemen, I did not at the time know of this society or of Its malevolent purpose, for the mem bers kept both secret so long as possi ble. I asked my butler how the hand kerchief came to be pinned to my hat. lie said that the servant of Miss Euge nia Tom 1 in son, living at tho other end of tbe street, had called before I was out of bed, asked for my hat and at' tacbed the handkerchief. Why ho had done so be did not state. "Going to my club after I had break fasted, I sat down to a cigar and a paper. In the paper I read a full ac count' of tbe organization and prac tices of this pestilent Indian plant tbat bad been imported to our soil. I also read a list of the bachelor heads that had already fallen and was aghast to see tbe names of two of my most Inti mate friends. "Greut beaveus,' I cried, the per spiration starting out on mo, 'and I have already received a deadly Black Hand notification!' "Tbe lady who had thus marked me for matrimonial misery, both from her beauty and general attractiveness, was all powerful Any man on whom she pinned the skull and crossboncs must walk tbe plank. There was no hope for him. Nevertheless, though seeing the signal to heave to, I made up my mind to pay no attention to It. I sim ply sailed on, minding my own busi ness." "Why didn't you take to an aero plane?" a member interrupted. "Rats!" "Buncomber "Brave boyl" and the like greeted the speaker. "One week after the receipt of the signal," he continued, "tbe period given blacklisted bachelors by this club, I met one of my most respected women friends on the street She cut me dead. Tbe same day I met several others and received the cut direct from all Here was, indeed, a boycott You must re member, gentlemen, that although we do not wish to surrender our independ ence to these creatures, to be ostra cized by them Is a serious matter. In time 1 was cut by every unmarried woman in town. Besides, tbe most at tractive married women were honorary members of the club and Joined the boycott. "And then, gentlemen, appeared the most alluring feature of this malignant scbeme. Last of all my feminine ac quaintances I met the girl into whose tolls It was intended that I should fall. A seductive blush overspread her fea ture, a bewildering smile parted her vermilion Hps and showed two rowa of pearls beneath, then a modest dropping of the eyes. These women who had united to analst In snaring iup were all deuying me tbe benefit of their society for tbe purpose of driving me, like an Innocent bird. Into the opening of the net Intended for me." At this point. in tbe speech there were groans and cries of "I'oor boy!" "Iuuocent bird!" "Where's bis moth er!" "He's going to cry!" and the like "Here, fel 1 was going to say fel low bachelors: ulus, I can call you KU(h uo louder! 1 took tbat first step which leuds to tbe final, lnevltablafall. 1 turned and Joined her. Like th3 In ebriate who sips tbe first glass of wine i hat be knows will drag hlni down to uU ruin. I submitted myself to a pres ence which 1 knew would steal away my brains. 1 might a well have swal lowed laudanum." "Ituit for u stomach pump!" -Walk blm!" "Pour water down his throat!" These and otber such calls came from the unsympathetic members of tbe club. Tbe benedict continued bis confession: "My intention, gentlemen, in Joining her so I ersuaded myself; 'whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad' was to say something to ber to cause her to desist in her Intention to enslave me. I began in this wise: 'If my circumstances were such as to en able me to marry I should esteem my self honored beyond measure In being invited by a lady in every way so cal culated to insplro my esteem. But my Income, only $10,000 a year, is barely enough for my own" Cries of "Dead give away 1" "Selfish brute 1" "I'll bet she's going to cry !" "Who said cry? asked the confessor, surprised. "I did,' replied the homeliest member. "That's exactly what she did." "I knew it," said the homeliest mem ber. "A member of the club told me In confidence that certain Instructions are laid down for the girls, the princi pal of which Is to cry." The confessor groaned and went on : "We were walking toward the girl's homo and at this point reached her door. She burst Into a passion of tears and ran into the house, shutting the doDr behind her. "I stood looking vaguely about me, not knowing Just what to do. I wished a policeman would come along and run mo In. I bad an undefined sense of having committed a crime. It seemed to mo that I bad plunged a dagger Into tbe heart of the girl who had left me. I went to my club, lighted a cigar, smoked It two minutes and threw It away. I went Into the billiard room, knocked the balls about for two min utes more, threw down my cuo and, shoving my hands in my pockets, walk ed up and dowjj In tho hallway. Sev eral of my friends came In, but some how I wanted to get rid of them. They all wanted to know what was the mat ter with me. One of them pestered me, telling me about some liver pills he had used with great effect. "I dined at the club with another. I surprised him by ordering my des sert immediately after the soup and undertook to carve a bird in cross sec tions. You see, the poison had entered , my blood and was crawling through the veins to the heart. When the din ner was over I told my friend I was ' sick and was going home to bod. I iled. I bad never before told a deliber ate lie. You see, tbe effect of this In dian (lower with its noxious but ecstat ic perfume, Facllis descensus Avcrni, which, being Interpreted, means, 'When a man makes a false step tbe descent into iniquity is easy.' "When one has committed a crime be feols an irresistible desire to visit the spot where It was enacted. Tho spot wbere my crimo had been perpetrated was a few steps from the home of the girl who bad Inoculated mo. I went there. I was possessed with n desire to apologize for a sin I hadn't commit ted. I rang the bell, went Into the house and sent up my card." "Gone up!" cried a voice. "He'll never go there uny more." s:il;l another. "Gentlemen," continued the confes sor, "I sat with wildly beating heart In the drawing room till I heard a rustle of skirts and n tap of n tiny heel on tho staircase. A moment later there In tbe doorway stood what shall I call It? a vision of loveliness, n dream. "Gentlemen, I have finished." "Go on!" "Don't I wish I'd hnd one like that!" 'Teaches and cream are nothing to it!" and otler such indell cnte, or, at least, irreverent, cries filled tho room. The president rapped for order. "FeP.ow bachelors." he snid. "we have all listened to the confession of our unfortunate ex-member, and I know there Is not ne of us who has not Us tened with exuberant sympathy. Ex pressions of opinion as to tbe amount of tho fine be shall pay are now In or der. You are awaro that tbe amount lies between $100 and $300." "I move," cried a voice, "tbat on ac count of tbe united pressure brought to bear and the boycott (unusual clrcum stances) the fine be remitted entirely." . "And I move," said another, "that the fine be doubled. It's my opinion tbat our ex-brother was a willing vie t!m." "And 1 move," said the homeliest man, "that the ladles , of this city be Invited to organize one of these Indian pizen societies right here among us." At this there were groans and cries of "Put him out!" "Renegade!" "He's been Infected!" under which the home liest man tried to hide. The president arose. "Gentlemen." he said, "since it is left with me to name tbe fine, I will say that I agree with our fellow member who says that tho circumstances In tbls case are unusual, and I will remit tbe fine altogether." The confessor arose for n last word. ' "fiontlcmrn." b said. "I Insist on pnyls'g ii 1'n!iV fine Mv Oos 'oiit into Avornu Is wwtli a hundred times the amount NEW DETECTIVE STAR A series of photoplays, with the in spiring general title, "The Perils of th Secret Service, have been writ ten and directed at Universal City by no less a per sonage , than George Branson Howard, famous author and play wrlght Bach story will be in two reels, and each complete in itself, with a lead ing character whose adven tures in the em ploy of our gov ernment as a spe cial sort of detec tive diplomat Klngsley Benedict form the series. The stories. were published originally under the title "Yorke Norroy, Diplomatic Agent, and had a great success. There are only two characters run ning throughout the series of eight epi sodes, or adventures. The more impor tant of these is Yorke Norroy, played by Klngsley Benedict, and he will be found to be a creation as distinct and Individual as that of Sherlock Holmes himself. Benedict will be remembered for many well-studied performances on the screen. ne had seen no less than seventeen years of stage experience before his first picture engagement He has trav eled extensively, making himself at home In all countries, nis stage work was accomplished under the banner of some of the most famous managers of our stage, Charles Frohman, and Klaw and Erlanger, for example. An Interesting phase of the charac ter of Yorke Norroy, as Mr. Howard has conceived It, Is the author's insist ence that his hero has the appearance of being merely a man of fashion, a social favorite, with no ambition above the desire to be the best-dressed man in his set and a delightful entertainer of pretty women. This exterior con ceals the real man, the keen Intelli gence and wonderful resourcefulness, the knowledge of men and women and the proven courage, which make Nor roy the trusted agent of his govern ment. This portrait might almost be that of Klngsley Benedict himself. Of about medium height, with gray eyes and light-brown hair, rather slightly built, always beautifully dressed and wearing his clothes with an air of great distinction, Benedict gives no In dication In his appearance of being an expert horseman, a wonderful swords man and an all-around athlete. He Is fully competent to depict the traveled adventurer, at home in all the Euro pean capitals, for he knows them all by personal experience. BEN WILSON IN NEW SERIAL A new Universal serial Is an event, for the standard set by the company in this respect is very high, and they have a great number of suc cesses. The latest will be released In the week of March 12, and is a mystery-serial, the plot of which la absolutely un solvable. It Is called "The Voice on the Wire," and is a screen adap tation by J. G. Al exander of the popular novel of the same name, by Eustace Hale Ben Wilson. iian. The st,rIai will be .In fifteen episodes of two reels each. The production Is In the capable hands of Stuart Paton, whose greatest claim to distinction is the tremendous special feature, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sen," which broke all records at the Broadway theatre, New York. Pa ton will have as his star Ben Wilson, one of the most popular leading men on the'screen, with scores of successes to his credit. In the new serial he has the role of John Shirley, a student of criminology, who is called upon to solve the mystery of a series of murders, all of which are committed In the same way, by the "Japanese death punch," delivered Just over the heart, und In all of which the only clue Is a voice over a disconnected wire. ' The role fits Wilson to a "T." The leading lady will be Neva Ger ber, one of the prettiest of screen ac tresses, who has been appearing with great success on the Universal pro gram. She is more than a pretty girl, for she Is an accomplished actress as well. 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Herman J. Crafe. and Carrie L. Grafe. Plaintiffs vs. Mosley Stoddard, et al , Defendant. In this cause on filing the BUI of Com plaint herein sworn to by the above named plaintiffs setting forth the fact that, after a diligent search and Inquiry, they have been unable to ascertain the whereabouts of any of tbe defendants above named, and whether the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, personal representatives and assigns of them are living or oead or their names or places of residence, and that they are necessary parties to tbls suit and proceeding; and Whereas, said suit is brought to quiet title to tbe following described lands and premises situate In tbe Township of Middlebury, County of Shiawassee and State of Michigan, and more particularly described as the southwest quarter (JO of Section Twentv-Ove (SMJ) Town seven (i) roortn, Kange une m jsast, except the school bouse site, and the East Thirty (3n) acres of the southeast quarter (H) of the nnrtnwest quarter (M) or section Twenty-five, (25) all In Town Seven (7) North o Range One (1) East, Michigan. Therefore, on motion of 8eth Q. Pulver, Attorney for tbe Plaintiffs, it Is ordered that M on ley Stoddard. Elijah Potter. Silas Potter. Rozanna C. Potter, Roxanna C. Trumble, Dexter IS. Proper, Samuel Z. Kin yon. Roxlna C. Trumble, John R. Potter, Eva Q. Stebblns, and their unsuown belrs, devises, legatees. personal representatives ana assigns enter their appearauce In this cause within three months from tbe date of tbls order, and that within twenty days from thn date of this order theplalntlff cause this order to be published In The Owosso Times, one of the newspapers of Shiawassee County, said publication to be continued for six weeks In succession. SELDENS MINER. Circuit Judge. SETII Q. PULVER, Attorney for Plaintiff, Business Address: Owosso, Michigan. Order of Publication. Tbe Probate Court for the Couity of Shia wassee. At a session of tbe Probate Court for said County held at tho Probate ofllce In tbe City of Coruni-a on the 24th day of April, A. D. 1917. Present Matthew Dush. Judge of Probate. In tbe matter of tne estato of Mart Mc- Bride, deceased. On nllnx the petition of James N. MrBride praying for tbe probate or tne will of said de 0.4ed now filed In this Court. It is ordered tbat the 28 h day of My next at ton o'clock in the forenoon at said Prohate Office, be ansicned lor hearing said petition. And It is further ordered that a copy of tbls oroer be published three successive we em previous to said day of bearing, In the Owosso Time a newspaper printed and circulating in said County ol Shiawassee. MATTHEW HUSH, A true copy) Judge of Probate. CLAKlBBL GALLOWAY", Probate Register. 6-41 Order of Publication State of Mlch'gan, The Probate Court for tbe County of Shiawassee. At a session of the Probate Court for said County held at tho Probate ofllce. In thn itv of Corunna, on the 27th day of April, In the year one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Present, Matthew Bush, Judge of Probate In tbe matter of the estate of Edwin R. Sanford, deceased. Charles L. lit an. the administrator de bonis non of said estate, haying rendered a final account to this Court. It is ordered that the 8th day of May next, at ten u'c'OQk In the forenoon, at said Probate omoe. oa appointed lor examining ana allowing said accouut. And it Is further ordered, that a eopy of this order be published three successive weeks, previous te said day of bearing, In tbe Owosso Times a newspaper printed and circulating In said County of Shiawassee. MATTHEW BUSH, Juriira of Probata. CLARIBEL GALLOWAY, Register of Probate. Order of Publication, At a session of the Probate Court for said County, held at thj Probate ofiice, in thn City of Uorunna, on the W6tb day of April. In the year one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Present, Matthew Bush, Judge of Probate. In tbe matter of the estate of Lois Bennett, deceased. F. S. Rufft'es. the administrator of said estate, bavtug rendered a Ulsi account to tbls Court. It la ordered tbat the 2 Sin day of May next at ten o'clock In thn foreucon. at said Probate Office be appointed for examining and allow ing aatJ aocount. And It Is further ordered, that a copy of this order be published three successive weeks previous to said dav of hearing, Id The Owosso T mes. a reprspr pnnifd r.d circulating iu'atd CoULtj of so aw!-htr. MATT11F.W HUSH. By Jui'ge oi Probate. CLAKlBBL O ALLOW AT, Register of Probate. C-t Order of Publication. The Probate Court for the County of Shia wassee. At a session or tbe Probt Court for said County, hrld at the Proba'e Office, la the City oi uoruooa. on rnaay, ice Z7tn day or April in the ear of one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Present, Matthew Bush, Judge of Probate. In tbe matter of tbe estate nf Donald W. Mtuormic ana uoun u. McUurmlck. Minors On reading and filing the petition of Colin MuCormick as euardlaa. jirayLg for license to sen real estate. It la ordered, tbat the 28th day of May. next, at ten o'clock In tre for noon at said Prooate omce, 09 easitned for bearing said petition. And It Is further ordnrsd, That a copy of inia oroer oe ' puonsnea tnree successive weens, previous to the said day of bearing, in tne uwosto Times, a newspaper printed and circulating In said County of Sbtawasnee. MATTHEW BUHH, Dy Judge of Probate. Claribel Galloway, Probate RrgUter. l it Order of Publication. 8tate Of Mtchlffan. Th Prnhat rvitirt tnr the County of Shiawassee. At a IMiInn nf th. O.iko .a rv.. mtA County, held at the probate office la tbe City Of Carunnt . nn Thnr1. ih. ia.k i April in tbe year one thousand nine hundred H1U PO ICUWCU. Present, Matthew Bush, Judge of Probate. In the matter of tla nt&t nt wnium Howell, Incompetent. On reftdliw and nil nor tha tiAtltlnn nt T a Sanderhoff as guardian, nritlmr tnr i'rn 1 tA sell real estate. It la OrdnrflA that thn it., nt M next, at ten o'clock In the forenoon, at said Probate Office, be aHulvnad tnr hur1na uulii petition. It la furthttr nrdnroil that a. nnnv it thl. order be published three successive weeks pre vlous to said day of hearing In The Owosso Times a newspaper printed and circulating In said County of "blawassee. MATTHEW HUSH, Jud?a nf Pr.ihatft III Clakibel Galloway1, Probate Register. Notice for Appearance. STATE OF MICHIGAN The 33th Judicial circuit, in cnancery. Suit Domllntr in tha fir putt Pnnrl fur tha County of Shiawassee, in the City of Co runa, on the aoth day of Doceraber, 11)10. Frond A. Weldman, rialntlff, vs. Sarah Clark, et. al.. Defendants. In this cause ou flllnir the hill of com. pluint herein sworn to by the above named plaintiff, setting forth the fact that, after a diligent search and Inquiry, he bus been unablo to ascertain the whereabouts of any of the defendants abov named, and wheth. er the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, personal representatives and assigns of them are living or dead, or their names or places or residence, and that they are necessury parties to this suit and proceed ing; aud Whereas. Sold suit is brought to milpf title to the following described lands and premises situate In the Twwnsulp of Mid dlebury. County of Shiawassee und State of Michigan, and more particularly de scribed us the southeast quarter (&) of tne soutnwesc quarter (Vi) or section twenty-one (21) containing forty (40) ncres, more or less: also the east half ( of the northwest quarter (Vi) of section twenty- eight (28) contalulug eighty (80) acres, more or less; aiso tne east nrteen (15) ncres of the following described laud: The northwest quarter (V4) of the northwest quarter (V4), except a si rip of land con taining eight (8) acres off the south side and a piece of land containing two (2) ncres in the northwest corner of section twenty-eight (28), ull in Township seven (7) north of range one (1) east, Shiawas see County, Michigan. Therefore, on motion of Seth O. Tulver. attorney for the plaintiff, it is ordered that saran uiaric, Martin Simpson, wuuani covert,-Francis G. Terrlll, Hiram Perry, Sarah perry, uscar v. ueorge, Ezra w. syxes ana saran is. svaes, ana tneir unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, personal repre sentatives and assigns, enter their appear ance In this cause within three months from the date of this order, and that with in twenty days from the date of this order the niaintirr cause this order to be publish- t-d in the Owosso Time, one of the new. pnpers of Shiawassee county, said publi cation to be continued for six weeks in succession. SELDEN S. MINER, Circuit Judge. SL'TII Q. riTLVER, Attorney for Plaintiff. Business Address, Owosso, Michigan. H. LEIBOWITZ New complete line of SHOES AND RUBBERS Electric Shoe Repairing Neatly Done M3 West Main Street. -m - j-?.i . i FoBtCarfl'i to cell at iiw.nn K- s'32tf PkCRLLk. WATCH OO., Dept. CHICACO.ILL. PARKER'S HAIR .BALSAM A toilet preparation of merit telp to e rati 1 oat a dandruff. For Restoring Color and Beauty toGraror Faded Hlr ton. and tl.00 at Druinrmta, Order of Publication. State of Michigan, the Probate Court for tbe County of Shiawassee. At a session of tho Probate Court for said Countv. held at th Probate Office in the City of 'Corunna. on Thursday, tbe 13th day of April In the year one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Present, Matthew Bush, Judge of Probate In the matter of the estate of Edward J. Howell, drafted. On readlnK and uiing the petition or Mabel Howell. Dravlbe tbat administratis of paid estate may be granted to Uustav F. Frlegel or some otber suitable person It Is ordered, that the inn aav or May next a' ten r 'clock In the forenoon, at said Pro bate Office, be assigned for bearlngsaid petition And It Is further ordered, that a copy or tbls order be published three successive weeits previous to said day or bearing in Tbeuwosso Times, a newspaper printed and circulating In said County of tihlawassee. MATTHEW BUSH, Judge of Probate. By Claribel Galloway. rrooate icea-isier. Commissioners' Notioo. In the matter of the estate of Rebecca 8mlth, deceased. We. the undersigned, having been appointed by the Hon. Matthew Bush, Judge of Probate in and for tne county oi tsniawassee, Mate or Michigan, commlsslocers to receive, examine and vtlust all claims and demands of all per sons against said estate do hereby give notice that we will meet at the Probate office lu the City of Corunna In said County oa Monday the 4th day of June. A. D. 1917, and on Wednesdav.lbe 8th dav of Ausuat. A.D. 1917. at ten o'elook In the forenoon of each of said days fortheDurnoseof receiving and adjusting all olalms against said estate and that four months from the 7th day of April, A. U. 1917 are allowed to creditors to present their olalms to said Com mission rs for adjustment and allow ance. Dated the 7th day of April, A. D. 1917. J. B. WALLACE, JOHN DYNES, Commissioners OLD FALSE TEETH BOUGHT broken or any condition. We pav opto $5 a tr Hccordiosr to value Mail at ! tMi xl onr vftfv. If nnsatisfao orVi "111 tetnru teth. DOMESTIC SUPPLY CO., Blnghamtoo, N.Y. NOTICE STATE OF MICHIGAN Tbe 33tb Judicial Circuit In Chancery. Suit pending In the Circuit Court for the County of Shiawassee at the City of Co runna, on the Uth day of March, 1917. Sadie Bell McQlllrra, Plaintiff, vs. Daniel Lyon, et al., Defendants. In this cause on filing the Bill of Com plaint herein sworn to by the above named plaintiff setting forth the fact that, after a diligent search and inquiry, she has been unable to ascertain the whereabouts of tnr of tbe defendants above named, and wheth er the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees. personal representatives and assigns or them are llvlne or dead, or their names or places of residence, and that they art necessary parties to this suit and proceed ing; and Whereas said suit Is broutrht to oulet title to the following described lands and S remises situate in the City of Owosso, hlawassee County and State of Michigan. and more particularly described as follows: une acre or land as rouows: commenc ing twenty-six (20) rods east of tbe west line of the west half (14) of the northwest quarter (y4) of section eighteen (18), town seven (7) north of range three (3) east, Hhlawassee County, Michigan, and two (2) rods north of the south line of said west half (V4) of the northwest nuarter of said section eighteen (18): runnier thenca east eight (8) rods; thence north twenty (20) rods; thence west eight (8) rods; thence south twenty (20) rods to the place of beginning. Therefore, on motion of Seth O. Pulver Attorney for Plaintiff, it is ordered that Daniel Lyon and his unknown belrs, de visees, legatees, nersonal renresentatiTea ' and assigns enter their appearance in this cause within three months from the date of this order, and that within twenty days from the date of this order the plaint ICC cause this order to be published in tbe Owosso Times, one of the newspapers of Shiawassee County, said publication to be continued for six weeks In succession. SELDEN 8. MIVRR. SETII Q. PULVKtt, Circuit Judge. Attorney for Plaintiff. Business Address: Owosso, Michigan. F. B. HOLMAN OPTICAL SPECIALIST 119 Went Exchange St., Owosso Over 35 years in optical business. All prescriptions ground to order. LET US PROVE TO YOU THE ECONOMY OF WELDING Broken Automobile Cylinders, Any and All Kinds of Broken Machinery Cast Iron or Malleable, Aluminum. Brass or Copper. OWOSSO BOILER WORKS OWOSSO, . MICHIGAN our new line of bicycle tires before buying. Prices from $1.50 to $4. TOWHSEND - FULIIER CO. 210 W. Main St., Owosso HAIRDRESSING PARLORS Re m ember tbe old reliable firm of 8tone & Mix are still doing business at 401 N. Park street. Switches made to order on short notice. Shampooing and hair dressing. Union phone 271. JESSE O. PARKER, M. D. 109 Ball Street Ground Floor Examination of and treatment for acute and chronic diseases by latest hospital methods. City and country visits. Obstetrics. X-rays. Union Phone 246, 2 and 3 Rings We have moved to our new building, , 304 W. MAIN STREET. Matthews & Clarke ATTORNEYS Successors to CHAPMAN. McNAMARA & MATTHEWS OBlce, Phone Union No. 19fl. RcMdenco, Phone Union No. 941 black. I Knapp & Smith Undertakers and 1 Licensed Embalmers Sneelal Attention to Ambulance Work K Both Phones Calls Answered at Al jf j Hours. g OFFICE AND DAPEL, & 119 WEST EXCHANGE STREET (j W W W "Jl W 4 Commissioners' Notioe. In the matter of the estate of Thomas E. Castle, deceased. We tbe undersigned, having been appointed by the Hon. Mattbew Ilush, J dge of Probate In and for tbe County of Shiawassee, Btate of Mlch'ffan. commissioners to receive, examine and adjust all claims and demands of all per sons against said estate, do hereby aire notioe tbat we will meet at tbe Owosso Sayings Bank. In tbe City of Owosso. In said County, on Tuesday the V2nd day of May, A. D. 1017, and on Monday, the 83rd da? of July. A. D. IUi7, at ten o'olook In the forenoon of jeach of said days, for the purpose of receiving and adjusting ail claims against said estate and tbat four months from tbe 21st day of March, A. D. 1917. are allowed to creditors to pre sent their claims te said commissioners for adjustment and allowance. Dated the 21st day of March, A. D. 1917, ASA D. WHIPPLE, S. C. PATCH ELL. &2-4t Commlistonsrt. Commissioners' Notice. In the matter of the estate of Tessle Mela stein, deceased. We the undersigned, having been appointed by tbe Hon. Maiihew Bush. Judge of Probsts In and for the County of Shiawassee, Rtate nf Michigan, Commissioners io receive, examine and adjust all claims and demands ot all per. sods against ald estate, do hereby slve notice that we will met at the Owosso Savings Hank In the Cltv or Owoo In Bald County on Morday, the 1M b day of June. A. D. It 1 7. and on Friday, the 17th day of August, A. U. 1917 at ten o'clock la the forenoon of each of said days, for the purpose of receiving and adjusting all claims against said tate,aod tbat four rrontbs from the loih day of April, A. D. 1917, are allowed to creditors to present tbelr claims to sld Commissioners tor adjast ment and allowance. Dated the lth day of April. A. D. ItlT. CIIARLF." E1XI8. ASA D. WHIPPLE. 0 4t Commissioner.