e oppose you bad a message a
real live message to the eutlre
human race, would it not be
something like this? 8ave a little
as too go along. The slz of the
start ,1s unimportant. You can
start an account in our Savings
department with as little as $100.
- . Owosso, Michigan
JtDMUND O. DKWKY, PROP.
OWOSSO, MICn.. JAN. 4. 1918.
ALIEN REGISTRY FEB. 411
Washington, Dec. 30. The week of
February 4 was set aside by the de
partment of justice today for regis
tration of the half million unnatural
ized Germans in the United States by
police and postmasters, in pursuance
of President Wilson's alien enemy
proclamation directing this action, as
a means of minimizing danger from
enemy sympathizers in the United
Earlier plans for holding the reg
istration in the eastern cities first
and gradually extending it to the en
tire country were abandoned because
of the fear that some Germans might
avoid registration by moving from
district to district.
Women Exempted by Order
Registration will involve the gath
ering of detailed information concern
ing the business, relatives and habits
of every German, together with his
photograph and ringer prints. After
registering he must carry a certificate
card, and may not change his place of
residence without approval of the po
lice or postmaster. Violation of the
regulations will be punishable ly in
ternment for the war. .
Orders do not apply to German
women, nor to any persons under 14
years of age, because these are not
classed as alien enemies by law. Sub
jects of Austria-Hungary are not re
quired to register.
"Registrants are not to be treated
as persons of evil disposition,' said
instructions to registrars, "and regis
tration Officers are rged to deal with
them in a courteous and friendly man
Postmasters Will Co-Operate
Police, federal marshals and agents
and postal authorities are expected to
co-operate in the round-up during reg
istration week, and to investigate and
check up each fact reported by the
registrants. Certificate cards will be
issued only after a complete verifica
tion is made.
In cities of 5,000 or more population,
the chief of police will administer the
registration. In smaller communities,
registration will be conducted by
postmasters, and the postmaster of
the largest office irr the local judicial
district will be chief registration offi
cer to gather reports from others.
Farm Labor Chief Says Ev ry C unty
Should Have Agricultural Expert.
East Lansing, Mich., Jan. 3. A. B.
Cook, the man to whom the federal
government has entrusted the duty of
hunting "help ' for Michigan's farm
ers in 1918, and so mobilizing this
"help" that it will be available to till
era of the soil when and where it is re
quired, pointed out today as one of
his first acts that the labor-relief pro
gram is likely to be of but little bene
fit to those counties where no county
agricultural agents are employed.
"The first step in every district," he
said, in a statement issued by the
Michigan Agricultural College,
through which he will largely work,
"should be the employment of a coun-
ty agricultural agent with whom we
can deal. Our headquarters, natural
ly, will be in Owosso and it is diffi
cult to see how we can learn the labor
. needs of a district, or supply those
needs if there is not some individual
in very county some paid represen
tative whose business it is to be on the
Job to whom we can look for infor
mation, and to whom instructions and
workers can be sent. A county agri
cultural agent is the man to whom
these duties should naturally be as
signed, for he is the one official in a
county whose office it is to keep in
touch with the agricultural interests
f the district.
"Supervisors will much hasten our
work of securing labor for the farmer
if they will give us without delay some
agent through whom we can operate In
As it happens, only a few counties
something like 18 in Michigan's 83
are still without agents. In the 65
counties in which agents are stationed,
the organization of the counties for
ascertaining labor needs and later
supplying these needs is already un
der way, or will be within a short time.
Sale on Exchano-2.680 acrscut
over hardwood land, gravelly clay losm
soil. Good productive farms adjoining
near Ho' City, Ogemaw countj, Mich.
Addre, J ha Yoik, 102 Belmont Avr.
Petioit, Mich, Ad i
T Euler pent Friday in Jackson
Joseph Young of Youngs, Saakatche
wan,' Is viViiing his grandparents. Mr
and Mrs Joseph Walters MiasEather
Case has returned home after spending
a few days with friends at Howell
Mrs Nettie Smith attended the faneral
of a relative aii Lansing, Saturday
Mrs Thomas Nadal and son Robert, of
Springfield, Mo., are spending a few
dura r the home (if her Daren ts, Mr
and Mrs J V D Wyckoff Mrs 8 Bal-
laotioe has returned home from Lans
ing for the winter. Her ' son Ralph,
with whom she was staying, has en
listed in the army and been stationed at
Pa jet Sound Frank Winters of Loa
don, Canada, ia visiting his cousin, VV
O Furey Mr and Mrs O R Bailey of
Detroit, are visiting relatives here for a
few days J W Gleason of Jackson,
was in town Thursday Mrs Julia
Stevens has returned home after spend
ing a few days with relatives at Jack
Miss Jessie May Wilcox of Owosso
and Frank L Whitmyer, of Camp
Custer, were united in marriage New
Year's day at the Asbury M. E parson
age by Rev. B. A. Crampton.
The iiroom was formerly a fireman
o i the Ann Arbor road. Friends ex
Corunna Masons Eleot New Officers
Cornnna Lodge F. & A., M. held its
annual election of officers Dec. 24. at
the Masonic temple, with the following
results: Master. Roy Colby; fenlorwar
den. Grant Sutton; junior warden,
Elvin Mills; secretary, Geo. M. Beemer;
treasurer, E. T. Mdney; senior deacon,
Earl Vandekarr; junior deacon, Albert
T. Derr. tyler, Fred D. Brooks.
Miss Ln'ah Smith. 8C0 Ada street,
was united in marriage Christinas morn
ing to Mr. Ernest Stuart living near
Oakley, at the M. E. parsonage, by
Rev. Dunning Idle. Only immediate
relatives of the bride aud groom wit
nessed the ceremony. he party then
weut to the bride's home where a din
ner was served. About twenty rela
tives were present.
Sufficient Unto the Day, Eto.
When a father decided that his son
needed aDDllcatlon of the gad, he In
formed the )oy that punishment was
not far oft and went Into the yard to
cut a switch, says Indianapolis News.
Wljn he returiedhe hoy, was, gonyBj
He searched and 4d not find. Then4
he balfcdjhlsjwlte and fcoth.of Uft
searched. They searched low but not
high, for If they had cast their eyes
aloft they would have seen that the
boy had climbed a telephone pole and
was safely out of harm's way for the
time being. A neighbor spied him and
gave away his whereabouts. The boy
sought a compromise, saying he would
come down at a declaration of peace
and no sooner. The compromise was
finally effected on the promise that the
next time he needs a whipping he will
get one twice as hard as is needed, to
make up for the one he missed.
A Romping Heaven.
"Mamma," said Bobby, "does the
Lord love little children r
"Oh, yes, Indeed," replied mamma.
"And does he like to romp with
"Romp with them? What put that
idea Into your head, Bobby?"
"My Sunday-school teacher says
that whomsoever the Lord loveth he
That Funny Feeling.
Little' Bobby ' had been ' visiting
lately at a place where they have a
Iblg swing, which is highly popular with
'the rising generation. When he re
turned home his father asked htm:
"Well, Bobby, did you swing In thv.
! "Yes, a little, papa. But It made mj
head ache In my stomach so that I had
For framing a single photograph for
the wall, a novel idea Is to place it in
the upper part of a moderator inr
mat. When the picture is in sepia, the
mat should be In tan or brown, the
frame brown or gold. When the photo
graph Is gray the mat should be also,
with a gray or gold frame. A wide
gray frame sometimes takes the place
of a mat.
The back board may be covered with
a harmonious plain material; a wire
easel may be bought for. a trifle and at
tached to the back through a slit made
Just to fit Its clamp. The back Is In
cluded in the gimp binding at the sides
and bottom ; the top is left open for the
Insertion of the picture.
The Tactful WrKtr.
When writing to those away from
home or distant relatives or friends
see to It that your letter fairly sparkles
with cheer and good news. Bring a
smile to the reader's Hns and mni
him or her, long to be with you to
snare me nappy joys you tell about.
These are the kind of letters thnr
go straight to the hearts of those who
receive them. The vast mnlorirv f
us have a full measure of cares and re
sponsibilities to contend with', but
every one of ns enn often think n hnn.
py thought or speak a good word and
we snouia in ail ralrness pass it on.
Obituary of S. D. Emery,
tast Saturday evening at the Ma
haney home on North Ball strset,
occurred the death of one of Owosso's
most prominent men, 8. D. Emery,
who for 25 years has made this city
his home a large part of his time..
Mr. Emery suffered a stroke of
paralysis a week ago last Monday
evening from which be never rallied
and from which his death ensued last
Saturday evening at 5:50.
Mr. Emery returned to take up his
regular work in the poultry business
in September after what seemed to be
a fnll recovery from a serious operation
last summer in Portland, Maine. He
said upon his return that he had not
had better health for years than now
and began the fall buying with splen
. He had gone down town for the paper
on Monday ovening and on his retnrn
sat down to read when suddenly his
wife noticed him slipping, from his
chair to the fl)or, after helping him
back to his chair he remarked that be
must have dropped asleep for the mo
ment and that he felt well, however,
shortly he became unconscious. The
physician was at once snmmoned, bnt
no hope was held out and he passed
away without regaining consciousness
Mr. Emery was born in Alfred,
Maine, and was 65 years old. At the
age of 21 be went to iBoston, Maes,
where he lived for 17 years, after which
he came "to Owosso and opened a
poultry business, shipping huge quan
tities of poultry to the Boston market.
In 1000 the family moved here in
tending to remain permanently, but
after five years they moved back to
Maine to care for their aged parents.
since then coming back for the fall
and winter seasons.
In 1002 Mr. Emery was elected mayor
of this city and received a large amount
of publicity that was State wide on
acconnt of his definite stand for a clean
administration of city affairs and his
rigid enforcement. of the law and his
determination to keep the Sabbath
inviolate, even his political opponents
were forced to concede his tplendid
honesty and Integrity, he was at one
time also a valued member of the city
board of education. Each public ser
vice was rendered in a sincere and
Christian spirit and many who were
associated with him will long remem
ber his fearless stand for right
Nowhere will Mr. Emery be more
greatly missed tnan in the First Baptist
church, where for 25 years he has been
a devoted layman and officer. At one
time for a period of years he was super
intendent of the Bible school,- almost
continuously a deftwn, -and -fort wty
yearf !the loyed4 teachejr of .theJPiiilaihea.
class. In all this work - for a quart r
of a century he has reached hundreis
of lives, inspiring many by (his
splendid optimism, large sympathies,
kindness and charity. No one appealed
to him in vain, he was always ready
to do for others even to the point of
personal sacrifice. At the cloticg of
the morning service last Sunday Rey
Waite asked the congregation to sing
one of Mr. Emery's favorite hymns,
"Nearer, My God to Thee", during
which there was scarce a person but
what was moved to tears a3 they rc
numbered his faithful service to; the
caurch throughout its struggles.
Surviving are his widow and two
sons, Walter E. and Ra'ph D., both of
Alfred, Maine. He also leaves the
following brothers and sisters: George
A. and Melville Emery and Mrs. C. H.
Clarke of Alfred, Maine; Mrs. T. tS.
Sullivan, of Norwood, Mass . and L. N.
Emery, of Boston.
Brief funeral services were held on
Sunday afternoon at 8:80 in the cbapel
of Jennings & Son at which Rev. H. A.
Waite the pastors of the deceased,
officiated, paying tender tribute to bis
memory. There was a large attendance
inclnding nearly all the present city
officials and eight former mayors. The
remains were accompanied to Alfred,
Maine, last Monday morning by Mrs.
Emery and son Walter and the final
service was held from bis old home
ROAD DUST IS QUITE USEFUL
Handy Thing to Have In Hen House In
Winter to Sprinkle Under Roosts
and for Dust Bajh.
Before the frost and cold weather
sets In be sure you have collected a
few barrels of dry eartli road dust,
fine dirt In the corn field or potato
patch, or anywhere that Is most con
venient. This Is a handy thing to
have In the fall and winter for sprin
kljng under the roosts, and for a dust
bath. It absorbs ammonia, keeps down
odors, and keeps things shipshape; It
will pay to attend, to this when It can
be so easily done. It costs bnt little,
and Is a real advantage.
CONSIDER SKILL OF BREEDER
When Buying Purebred Cattle Knowt.
f edge and Character of Man Who
J Bred Them Is Important.
One thing ought always to be con
sidered when men start out to buy
-purebred cattle. That is, that the
knowledge, skill nd character of the
man who bred them Is about as' Im
portant as are the animals they are
COUNTY FARM BUREAU NOTES
Fertilizer Discussed by County Agent
A number of inquiries have recently
been received by the county agricul
tural agent concerning men to work
on farms and farms for men lb work
on shares. The county agent would
like a list of all such men and farms.
Mutual help on the part of all will
promote the interest of each.
The report of the committee of the
county agents appointed to review
the commercial fertilizer situation in
the state for the recent conference of
county agents at East Lansing con
tains items of interest to the farmers
of Shiawassee county. During the
past year Michigan used 91,455 tons
of ferilizer, 46,359 tons of which was
used in the spring and 45,036 tons in
the fall. This is an increase over that
of 1913 of 50 per cent. Normally the
amount of fertilizer used during the
spring months is larger by several
thousand tons than that used in the
fall, but during this past year the
demand was nearly the same for both
.Many of the materials entering in
to the manufacture of commercial
fertilizer, such as nitrate of soda and
sulphuric acid, 'arc being used in
larger quantities for the manufacture
of munitions. This has resulted in an
increase of about 100 per cent in the
price of nitrate of soda and 300 to
400 per cent in the price of sulphuric
acid. Naturally this has caused an
increase in the price of all ammon
iates and the prospects arc that nitro
gen during the next season will cost
about $8.00 per unit on commercial
As to acid phosphate, the probabil
ities are that while a larger amount
will be produced than ever, the
amount will still be insufficient to
meet the demand. This condition will
be due mainly to the congestion of
transportation which will hinder the
hauling of the phosphate rock from
the mines to the factories. The ten
dency will be toward a reduction of
the grade of acid phosphate from 16
and 18 per cent to 12 and 14 per
cent, but the price will not be mater
The potash situation is improving
and the production of potash in this
country is slowly but steadily on the
increase. It is expected that the cost
of potash per unit to the farmer will
To do your duty
tunes your health
consideration. These two women
tell how they found health.
Hellam, Pa. "I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg
etable Compound for female troubles and a dis
placement. I felt all run down and was very weak.
X had been treated by a physician without results,
eo decided to give Lydia E. Pjnkham's Vegetable Compound
a trial, and, felt better right away. I am keeping house
since last April and doing all my houseworkwhero beforo
I was unable to do any work. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound is certainly the best medicine a woman can
take when in this condition. I give you permission to publish
this letter." Mrs. E. It. Crumlino, It. No. 1, Hellam, Pa.
Lowell, Mich. "I suffered from cramps and dragging
down pains, was Irregular and had female weakness and
displacement. I began to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound which gave me relief at once and restored
my health. I should like to recommend Lydia E. Pinkham's
remedies to all suffering women who are troubled in a simi
lar way." Mrs.ELisEllEiM.It.Xo.o, Box83,Lowell,Mich.
Why NoS Try
At All Dulni
be in the neighborhood of $7.00 next
While the cost of commercial ferti
lizers have increased, the purchasing
power of nearly all of the common
farm products has also increased very
materially. A comparison of prices
paid during the past three years for
wheat, rye, com and beans and the
prices of fertilizers make it clear
that relatively speaking, fertilizers
are cheaper today than ever before.
There is a necessity of fertilizer
demonstrations in order to determine
in each locality, and on each farm if
necessary, the form and amounts of
plant food that may bo required.
Realizing the fact that all farmers
will not be able to obtain the kind of
fertilizers they may think best adapt
ed to their own particular conditions,
this should not deter them from us
ing something if by so doing there is
a reasonable chance of increasing the
productive capacity of their soils.
Ruodell Brothers, mfrs. of creamery
butter, need your butterfat. Try ns,
We pay 50c this week. Open Saturday
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Perry Masonto Lodge Officers.
Perry, Dec. 2Q. The election and in
stallation of the officers of the Masonic
lodgeherr was "held St. Johns' night,
Dec. 2?.. The following are the newly
Worshipful Master Wm Morrice. .
Senior Warden D. P. Hinchey.
Junior Warden Albert Rann.
Secretary Emery Walking.
Treasurer A. L Beard.
Senior Deacon Win. Lovejoy.
Junior Deacon E. M. Wilson.
Tyler H W. Cobb.
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- Those old-fashioned flatirons of yours
they are a tiresome pair. It's bad
enough to have only one of them around,
but you have to have two one heating
while the other is cooling off, otherwise
you would- never get through with your
When our great-grandmothers called
them sad irons they were rightly named.
They are the cast-iron symbol of many
generations of sad ironing days, and are
entirely out of place in our comfortable
So throw them away and get a
G-E Electric Flatiron
which will enable you to do a week's
ironing for fifteen cents worth of elec
tricity. No wasting of heat, no wear and
tear of clothes, no tiring of the body and '
no worrying of the mind. We handle the
Consumers' Power Co.
Always AT YOUR SERVICE All Ways
MEDICINE CO. LYNN. MASS.
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