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NO. 8
Branches of World's Leading Secret
Society Guests of Owosso 1
Parade, Drills, Decoration of Chevaliers and Ball
Interesting Public Features.
The sixty-ninth annual session of the
Grand Encampment and Patriarchs
Militant of Michigan of the Independ
ent Order of Odd Fellows was held in
Owosso, Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, with large attendance at all
sessions, and a big crowd of visitors and
onlookers, Tuesday, when the. parade
and public exercises were held.
Delegates arrived Monday and regis
tered at the headquarters the Encamp
ment at Odd Fellows' temple on Mason
street and the , Patriarchs Militant at
Owosso Lodge hall on East Main street.
Grand officers had headquarters at the
National and Wlldermnth hotels.
The first session of the Department
Council of Michigan was held in Owosso
lodge hall at 2 p. m., Monday, followed
at7;30p. m. by the conferring of the
auxiliary degree by tne ladies of De
troit auxiliary. The Patriarchal degree
work , was conferred at 7:30 p. m. by
Old Glory Encampment of Detroit at
the Odd Fellows'-temple, : followed by
the Golden Rule degree by Qaeen City
Encampment of Battle Creek, and the
Royal Purple degree by Evergreen En
campment of Stanton.
Business sessions were held by both
organizations Tuesday morning and at
11 o'clock public exercises were held at
the temple on Mason street, . John
Sharpe general chairman, presiding.
Rev.. C. R.f- Wolford pronounced' the
invocation!. Miss Lillian Vogel sang
and was heartily encored. Rev. H. A,
,WaIte gave the address, opening with
pleasantries and stories, following with
a tribute to Odd Fellowship and closing
with a splendid oration on the world
conditions, the awakening of Russia,
the casting off of .the monarchy, the
hope that Germany would rid itself of
its tyrannical head and give that won
derful people the benefits of its culture,
science and art unhindered by its terri
ble and blasting militarism. He staled
that the United States is the supreme
nation of the world today and on its
actions depended the future of the world
to a great extent.
Mayor. Wright gave an address of
welcome and presented the Grand Pa
triarch with a wooden key symbolizing
tbe hospitality of the city, praised the
work of Odd Fellowship, and called
attention to Owosso as a city of homes,
churches, schools and industry. Grand
Patriarch Horn replied briefly and asked
Grand High Priest F. W. Mayne of
Charlevoix, to express the thanks of the
visitors for the welcome. Judge Mayne
talked of Old Fellowship as expressing
the hope of tbe worldthe fatherhood
of God, the brotherhood of man, faith
fulness to country. Major General S.
J. Hall also responded to the welcome,
after which Miss Vogel sang and Dr. O.
Snyder of Owosso, was introdnced as
one of the oldest Odd Fellows, being 92
years of age, and a member of the lodge
71 years.
At 1:45 Tuesday' the grand parade
was formed at the corner of Park and
Main streets under charge of E. G.
Osborn and headed by the West Side
band, marched west on Main street,
couth on Michigan avenue, east on Cass
to Washington, north to Exchange.
Colonel Benton Canton of Flint, tbe
largest In the state, led with 49 in line,
followed by Bay City with 20; Mnske
gon with 15; Lansing with 85; City of
Straits of Detroit with 45; Owosso with
25; American Eagle of Detroit with 24.
Following the uniformed members were
Encampment members in large num
bers and the Ladles' auxiliary, Owoeso
band and members of encampments and
subordinate lodges, and a line of auto
mobiles from various parts of central
Michigan. Thousands viewed the par
ade and cheered the marchers.
Following the parade City of the
Straits Canton of Detroit and Capitol
Pifv C.a.ntnn ctt Lanftinor. pava Azhihi.
tlon drills, a prize of 1100 being award
Ad tn the Detroit canton.
The social event of the session, was
held Tuesday evening at the armory
where the degree chivalry was con
ferred by Major General S. J. Hall on
Mj r J. n. Ilartmaaof Stauton; Lirut
-E. F. D)W of Detroit;, Capt. II. Kings
ley uf Banton Harbor ;' Major C. J. Todd
of Detroit and Capt. Lewis Goldman of
Port Huron. The ceremony was highly
Interesting to a crowded armory of
spectators, the ceremony including the
presentation of the men to be honored,
taking the oath of chivalry instruction
by four ladies, the pinning of the hand
some medal by little Miss Hayes, and
the confirmation by General Hall.
: Following the decoration a drill by
City of the Straits canton was much
enjoyed. The visiting officers and many
members of the cantons then formed a
grand march and dancing closed a very
pleasant evening's program.
At Wednesday's business session of
the Encampment the following officers
were elected:
Grand Patriarch Judge Frederick
W. Mayne, Charlevoix
Grand High Priest Nathan C. Rose,
Grand Senior Warden Edward Hoyt
Battle Creek.
Grand Junior Warden George A.
Blair, Sault Ste. Marie.
Grand Marshal John C Hesch,
Grand Rapids.
Grand Scribe Isaac G. Reynolds,
Ann Arbor.
Grand Treasurer Judge Frank Shep
herd, Cheboygan. . . j
. Grand Inside Sentinel J. B. Houck,
Detroit."'- - . ; .v---r
Grand Scribe Reynolds and Grand
Treasurer Shepherd were re-elected.
Judge Mayne appointed W. C.
Critcbell of Petoskey, as grand outside
guard, the only office for which there
was a contest.
Flint was chosen as next year's meet
ing place over Benton Harbor by a vote
of tfb to 72.
There will be no change in the officers
in the Patriarchs Militant, all being re
elected or re appointed.
The Encampment is a higher or added
rank of Odd Fellowbhip consisting of
three exceedingly impressive degrees,
while the uniformed body is known as
the Patriarchs Militant consisting of
one degree, its membership being from
the encampment members. The en
campment was first instituted in 1821.
tne uniformed branch in 1870, which
has grown rapidly until now over 80,
000 are affiliated with it.
The Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows is now the leading secret order of.
the world in total membership, all
branches having over 2,000,000 mem
bers It was organized in the 18th cen
tury in England and began its existence
in the United States, which xl6w has
one million members in 1917. It has
lodges in practically every civilized
nation on the globe, and its history is
one glorious achievement. Its basic
principles are friendship, love and truth;
emphasizing the fatherhood of God and
the brotherhood of man.
Sent to Prison.
James Kidd, tbe Owosso youth who
has made trouble most of his life, has
finally landed lu Jackson prison, being
sentenced Saturday by Judge Miner to
serve from three to five years ior horse
stealing. His younger brother, who was
with him when he stole a horse from J.
Maurer of Corunna, has been returned,
to the industrial school at Lansing. . J
John Bell, negro hobo, was sentenced ,
to serve fifteen months to three years at j
Ionia for robbing a clothing store at
Dnrand. v
Prompt Payments Demanded.
Retail grocers and meat dealers of the
city have decided on a new rule for
credit Hereafter so credit will be ex
tended beyond a regular pay day of
customers, weekly, semi-monthly or
monthly. This system will be tried
and if it does not prove satisfactory the
stores will sell for cash only. ,
The grocers will also discontinue the
giving of cigars or candy to customers '
when they pay their bills, considering
this is unfair to cash customers.
Mr. and Mrs. W M. Vogel of Sidney,
Australia, are guet of Rav.. and, Mrs.
W. F. Vogel enroute to New York City.
Two Killed in Auto Accident
Walter C. Baird, undertaker and
furniture dealer, and his wife, of New
Lothrop were killed shortly before
6 p. m. Sunday when their automo
bile was struck by a city street car
on North Saginaw street, Flint. Mr.
Baird .was wedged under the street
car and instantly killed. Mrs. Baird
was hurled a considerable distance,
striking on her head. She was rush
ed to Hurley hospital, where she died
on the operating tabic. Both bodies
were badly mangled.
Mr. and Mrs. Beard left early Sun
day morning for Oxford to spend the
day with an uncle. They were on
their way home when the accident
occurred. Just how the accident hap
pened will probably never be known.
It is believed, however, that Mr.
Baird was endeavoring to turn from
Saginaw street to go to the home of
George Bullock, a former New Loth
rop merchant, and that his machine
stalled on the track in front of the
car. Mr. Baird 's body was jammed
with the auto under the street car
and it was more than one hour before
it could be released. ...
Mr. Baird had resided in New
Lothrop for 17 years and purchased
the undertaking business from his
brother-in-law, Pearl Sawyer, ten
years ago. Mr. Baird was one of the
most prominent merchants of New
Lothrop and both he and his wife
were prominent socially. Mr. Baird
was a member of the Hugh McCurdy
lodge F. & A. M. He was"about 40
years old and his wife was four years
his junior.
Death of Mrs. Catherine Phillips
Mrs. PnfllOT-IMO PllilliVo n'rrnA KK
died Saturday morning at thl home
of her daughter. Mrs. William Hvler.
of Jackson, where she had been for
nearly a year. She had been ill. for
about a year with anemia and had
been steadily growing worse. The fun
eral was held from St. Paul 's Catho
lic church " Wednesdav mbrninsr. Rat.
Father P."J." Slane officiated; ,
The deceased was born in Ireland
and came to this countv when ouite
young. She was married to John
Phillips, who died about 25 years
ago. She leaves five daughters.
BUDGET, $95,270.72
Exceeds That of Last Year by $6,000
Pay of Policemen Raised Few
Improvements for This Year.
The city commission adopted the
annual appropriation bill at Monday's
meeting, providing for the ralsimr
of $95,270.72 by tax and $7,900 by loan
for water mains. The commission
voted to raise the salary of firemen $5
a month each making tbe pay
range from $60 for new men, to $85
for Chief Craig. Salaries of policemen
will also be raised and the pay will be
on a sliding scale according to time of
service. The complete budget is printed
on another page.
State Board of Health Conducts
Health Clinics in County.
Drs. William DeKline and E. R.
VanderSlice of the 8tate Board of
Health are conducting examinations at
tbe Carnepie library in Owosso and Dr.
H. S. Hatch has worked at Corunna
and Dnrand in the effort of tbe state
health authorities to start a campaign
to wipe ont tuberculosis in the state.
Large numbers are taking the ex. I
aminations which are most thorongh, )
the doctors being assisted by nurses,
and all modern tests being applied.
The campaign has resulted in much
good in tbe state, the cure and pre-
vention of tuberculosis being well un
derstood now In every county. It is
estimated that there are 25,000 to 80,
000 cases of tuberculosis in tbe state,
and most of which were easily curable
or preventable if simple testa and pre
cautions bad been taken.
. Dr. DeKleine addressed the Improve
ment association Tuesday, urging the
appointment In all cities of a fnU time
health officer believing that the saving
of lives, tbe savirg of sickness, would
repay the expenditures a thousand fold.
Elected Grand Steward.
Howard 8 locum of Corunna, swas
elected Grand Steward of the Grand
Conncil Royal and Select Masons at
the annual session at Jackson, Tuesday.
The honor puts him In line for regular
promotion through the offices to Most
Lustrions Grand Master and is well
derved. Mr. Rlncnm has been a con
latent, and hnlpfnl -worker In Masonic
bodies for yearn nod many friends con-'
gratntate blm on his advancement.
, Under this flag 1 00 ,000 r
000 XMERICtfXS unite
against tyranny.
Lawrence Kelly.
; The marriage of Mrs.-Camilla Kel
ley and George Lawrence, both of
this city, was solemnized Tuesday
evening at 8 o 'clock at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schramm on
North Ball street. Rev. E. J. Warren
of the First M. E. church officiated.
Mr. and Mrs Lawrence left on a short
wedding trip and upon their return
Will reside in this city.
j Mrs. Lawrence is well known here
a$ a hair-drcsscr and manicurist and
the groom is engaged in the real es
tate and insurance business with of
fices over the Citizens' Savings bank.
Friends extend congratulations.
DeYoung Ford.
' The marriage of Miss Bcitha Ford,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ford,
of North Chestnut street, to Mel
bourne DeYoung, son of Ex-Mayor
and Mrs. James DeYoung, was sol
emnized Monday morning at 7:30
o'clock in St. Paul's Catholic church.
Rev. Father P. J. Slane officiated in
the presence of the immediate rela
tives and friends of the young
couple. They were attended by the
bride's sister, Miss Ruth Ford, of
Detroit, and Redmond Walsh, of this
Following the ceremony, the wed
ding party went to the home of the
bride's parcits, where a three-course
wedding breakfast was served. After
a short wedding,, trip Mr. and Mrs.
DeYoung will reside on John street.
Both Mr. DeYoung and his bride
are well known here and are popu
lar among a wide circle of friends.
Both are members of St. Paul 's
Catholic church and the bride is a
graduate of the parochial school. She
has been employed for some time as
bookkeeper by Kelly & Douglass,
Mr. DeYoung came to this city sev
eral years ago from Holland. He at
tended the cify schools here and later
attended the Ferris Institute at Big
liapids. At present he is employed
in F. J. Storrer's clothing store.
Many fritjids extend congratula
tions. County Eastern Stars.
The eleventh aunual meeting of tbe
Shiawassee County Eastern Star anno
elation was held at Corunna, Friday,
with over three hundred from all parts
of the county present Tbe seasloo was
opened with a reception to Misa Minnie
Kenyon of Marine City, grand matron
and Mrs Ida Hume associate grand
matron, Mrs. Lola K. Brown of Owo-so,
and Mrs. Mary Smith of Corunna. past
grand marshals, Mrs. Luella Pettlbone
of Corunna, past grand organist, and
Mrs. Mary Watson of Montrose past
grand warder.
Mrs. Marion Young of Corunna, the
newly elected president of the county
association and past matron of the Cor
unna chapter, exteuded an official wel
come to tbe visitors. Mrs. Frank Scrib
ner of Bancroft, responded. Mrs. Frank
Gillettof Laingsbnrg, rendered a solo
which was followed by tha address of
Mrs. Anneta Smith of Laingsbnrg, tie
retiring president of the county asso
ciation. Memorial services were condncted,
after which reports were read and sev
eral musical selections were enjoyed.
A banquet was served at 5:80, after
which the decrees were conferred on
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Houghton by
officers of various lodges.
The followiag officers of the associa
tion were elected for the ensnlng year:
President, Mrs . Marion Young, Cor
unna; first vice president, Mrs. Bessie
Wright, Owosso; second vice president.
Ralph Gillett, 'Laingsbnrg; chaplain?
Mrs. Anna Fitch, Dnrand; marshal,
Mrs. Daisy Eddy, Byron.
The meeting next year will be held in
Frank Strelic, New Haven township
Dobtuiian convicted of thicken stealing,
was sentenced ' Saturday to eerve 63
days in tha Detroit house of correction, j
Discuss Tuberculosis.
The Shiawassee county nedical so
ciety held a special meeting at the
Hotel Hauck in this city Tuesday
evening at which a most instructive
paper was presented by Dr. H. S.
Hatch on "Early Diagnosis on Tub
erculosis." Dr. Hatch is associated
with Dr. William DeKleine. and Dr.
E. R. Vanderslico in conducting the
tuberculosis survey in this county
this week. Dr. Hatch's paper em
phasized the following .points :
The diagnosis of tuberculosis
should be made at the earliest possi
ble moment, in order to effect a cure.
One examination of a patient by a
physician is very often not sufficient
to determine the presence or ab
sence of tuberculosis. Repeated ex
aminations must be made. Loss of
weight and pain in the' lungs, with
or without eough, are suspicious
symptoms. The diagnosis? of tuber
culosis should be made, and usually
can be made, before the appearance
of tubercle bacilli in the expector
ation. v
Memorial Day Program.
Plans for the observance of Me
morial day were practically complet
ed at a meeting of the various com
mittees held Friday evening. The
program of speeches and music will
be carried out as usual in the armory,
and- will be followed, by the proces
sion to Oak Hill cemetery where the
memorial services for the soldier and
sailor dead will be held. The pro
gram at the armory will start nt
1:30 sharp, and all who wish to at
tend are urged to be in their seats at
that time. The program will be as
follows :
G. A. R. public service Reading
of Memorial orders; Salute the Dead.
W. R. C. public service Reading
of Memorial address.
Invocation Rev. W. R. Blachford.
Reading of Governor's proclamation
VelynnVardr ---
President Lincoln's Gettysburg ad
dress Leon Clark.
Gen. Logan's first Memorial day
proclamation Arthur Picrpont.
Address, "The Crisis for the
World's Democracy" Rev. Geo. L.
Cady, D. D., Lansing.
t Song, "America," sung by aud
ience, i
Closing prayer and benediction
Rev. B. G. Mattson, D. p.
Captain Harold Hume will act as
marshal of the day, and all members
of the National Guard, whn hnv
been discharged, are urgently invited
to take part in the parade. In the
absence from the city of Company
II, it v. ill be necessary to pick a
squad t' lire the salute at the ceme
tery from those men, providing they
can obtain rifles. They will also be
asked to net as ushers nt the armory,
work that in other years has been
done by the company members.
Both Owosso bands will be secured
for the day and Dr. A. G. Cowles'
fife and drum band of Durand. has
also been secured. Last vcar avfife
and drum band was missing in the
parade for the first time. Automo
biles will bo obtained for the Wom
en's Relief Corps, but the members
of the G. A. R. post desire to walk
to tjie cemetery and back. Owners
of machines who will contribute their
use for the afternoon are asked to
leave their names with W. II. Van-
Sice, chairman of the transportation
committee. Invitations have been
sent to all secret orders to partici
pate in the parade.
The parade will form outside the
armory immediately after the ser
vices there, and proceed directly to
tne cemetery. It will stop at the
lake where the services for the sailor
dead will be carried out, and then
continues ou to the soldiers' lot
where the G. A. R. memorial services
will be held and the salute fired.
U. C. T. To Attend Convention.
Owosso Council, United Commer
cial Travellers, is .making prepara
tions to attend the state convention
in Bay City June 1 and 2. The local
council expects to have at least 50
men in line for the parade which
will be the big feature of the con
vention. The Owosso men will be
dressed in white uniforms.
The local drummers' organization
has won prizes at Lansing, Bay City
and Saginaw for having the largest
percentage of its council membership
in the line of march, and is going to
try to win ngnin this year. J. Gratz
Cook is senior counsellor of the coun
cil. ....
Bill is Now Up to President Pro
tracted Debate Ends in Yote cf
65 to 8.
Calls for 1,600,000 Men First Half
Million to be In Service by Sept.
1st Income Taxes Boosted.'
The great selective army bilJJ
calling, for 1,600,000 troops,
is now ready for President
Wilson's signature.
After acrimonious debate,
which endured for six and a
half hours Thursdav. the fienaf-.e -
finally approved the, measure
65 to 8.
The house late this afternoon,
in committee of the whole,
adopted the Lenroot amend
menta to the revenue hill in.
creasing sur-taxes on incomes. N
Captain H. A Hume and His Men
Offered Places In Medical Depart
ment of State Administrative
Captain II. A. Hume, commanding
lii ?n1 TVTiilnrrnn infn rift.tr i n A m n if
stationed here, received orders Mon
day to transfer the organization at
once to Kalamazoo. The transfer
was recommended by Major Lee, sen
ior medical officer of the Michigan
hri'm.do. snm timn ncn And nrrm is.
sion was asked of the war depart
ment by Col. Berscy, adjutant gener
al, to make the transfer.
Captain Hume was ordered to
T : f f- . . i i. - i
Bersey and went from there to Kala
mazoo to arrange for the establish
ment of the infirmary. The order
directs that Captain Hume be re
lieved from duty with the infirmary
and that the enlisted men here either
make application for transfer to
some line organization or to the med
ical reserve. There are at present
11 enlisted men in the infirmary.
Captain Hume has been offered a
place on the state administrative
staff, medical department. The staff
consists of one major, two captains
or lieutenants, two sergeants and six
privates. Captain Hume is given per
mission to transfer eight of his men
to this staff and will do so. This
will mean that two of the privates
will be promoted to sergeants as all
three of the sergeants in the infirm
ary were recently discharged under
the dependents ruling;
The work of the administrative
staff is, as the name implies, admin
istrative " in nature, and it will bo
Captain Hume's duties to secure
equipment, and recruit and instruct
the reserve medical corps at mobili
zation camps after the hospital corps
is called into the federal service.
Those duties will not for the time
being, at lcas, interfere with his
duties as medical member of tho
county board on conscription.
Junior Banquet Committee.
Wellington Ward, president of tbe
Junior class of tbe high school, is in
the country working on a farm, aod for
this season Leon Clark is Keneriil man
ager of arrangements being made for
tbe annnal banquet of tbe juniors to
the seniors, to be given in the. Owosso
armory, Friday evening, June 8. Miss
Mona Gristock is acting as president of
the class.
Committees chosen for the banouet
are as follows: .
Toasts Leon Clark. Ruth Beemer
and Floyd Jenkina
Reception Rebecca Mattson. Merrill
Oliver and Frieda Lottridge.
Decorations Leon Osmer, midah
Bousor, Bernie Mattson, Evelvn Ward
and Dale Swartzmiller.
Presented With Rooker. i
Charles Ellis has resigned as book
keeper at the Owosso Sugar Co. and
will move to the Ellis farm south of
Ovrosso, and manage it. The field force
of the Sugar Co. surprised Mr. Ellis at
his home Saturday evening and nre-
eented him with a leather rocker, wish
log him happiness and success iu hii
new work. ..-,.
Mr. Ellis has been a capable and val
ned employee of the Sugar Co and his
resignation is regretted by the company
and the many with whom he cinie In

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