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Vol. XXXVII, No. 25 .
TH YEAR. 4-
YALE, St. Clair County, Mich.. THURSDAY, September 18, 1919
OIL FOUND BY ROAD
ON MEMPHIS FARM
OIL IS FOUND IN REFINED
CONDITION; IS EQUAL TO
C.ASOLINE FOR POWER
OIL MEN DON'T UNDERSTAND IT
Hundred: Of People Carry Fluid
Away In Bottles; Tests"
Are Being Made
Wednesday forenoon of last
week, while working in a gravel
pit belonging to Michael Shanna
han and Abner Johnson, contrac
tors, who are at present engaged
on Ihe construction of a highway
near Memphis, workman discov
ered oil. The contractors had re
cently purchased this farm for
the gravel to use in their work,
ana of "which this place affords
an unlimited supply.
The farm is located one-hall
mile east of Memphis. The gravel
bed is on the apex of a hill which
is about seven feet higher than
any point of land surrounding.
Several days before the discov
ery a workman excavated a scrap
er full of gravel from the bottom
of the pit and noticing that it
was moist, did not return to the
same place for more, as it will
not screen in a suitable manner
when damp. This load was thrown
aside to dry out, the opinion being
that it was saturated with water.
This load of gravel failed to
dry out, and attracted no atten
tion and it was not until another
worker dipped a pail of water
from a shallow pool on the north
side of the pit with which to
water his horse, that the discov
ery was made. His first thought
was that the gasoline tank from
the engine used in operating the
screen was leaking, but as the
tank was more than 100 feet away,
he discarded the ieda and started
to investigate. He found that
iseveral small pools along the
north side of the pit contained oil
while on the south and east sides
was JWiod water containing no
visible cace of oil. The oil was
dipped out in bucketsfull but
seeped in rapidly filling the pools
to a certain level.
The news of the unusual phe
nomena spread rapidly and a
crowd had assembled in a few
hours. The oil was tried out in
the gas' engine and was found to
ihe equal to gasoline. Automobil
isl.s tried it in their engines with
tkf same result and many people
earned the product away in bof
ties apparently bent on testing
its merits. Investigation shows
that it produces a good light, and
did not .smoke when used in an
ordinary lantern or oil lamp.
Professor Pearse, principal of
the Memphis high school, analyzed
Evangelist G. W. Hines
Special Meetings will commence oifc Wednesday eve
ning of next week in the Free Methodist church on
Mary street when the Rev. G. W, Hines, of Idaho.-will
be present and deliver the first of a series of sermons
on "The Second Coming of Christ."
Rev. Kellejvpastor of the Yale church, announces
that he is well acquainted with Mr. Hines and recom
mends him very highly both as an orator and evan
gelist. Large crowds are expected to hear him.
FOR MItS. CONROY
Mrs. John Conroy was pleas
antly surprised on Thursday eve
ning, Sept.'Mlth, when twenty of
her lady friends with well filled
baskets,, invaded hr borne. The
table was gprpad and everyone
partook of the good things to eat.
After supper Mrs. Conroy was
presented with a beautiful pyrex
bake dish. On departing all wish
ed her many friends and success
in her new home in Port Huron.
Appearance of Elmwood Cemetery
To He Improved By The
City of Yale
On Monday of this week Grant
Holden, R. E. Andreae, Peter
Doello and Geo. V.' Elston, mem
bers of the 'Yale cemetery board
autoed to some of the neighboring
cities and inspected the cemeter
ies in order to get some ideas on
beautifying our newly acquired
They were at Capac, Imlay City
Lapeer, Rochester, Richmond and
Memphis and now have some def
inite plans to work on.
With the committee of five re
cently appointed by the Mayor,
we are looking for many improve
ments in the city's burial place.
The ordinance and rules and
regulations will soon be printed
in book form and a copy given to
everyone having a lot in the cem
etery. the product and found that it con
tained 20 per cent pure gasoline.
Oil has been found in a refined
state in Pennsylvania, and alio
in Northern Russia and it is un
derstood that a discoverey sim
ilar to that at Memphis led to the
ultimate discoverey of the prod
uct in paying quantities at; Oil
Springs, Canada. (
Oil Man Is Puzzled
Leo Streeter, of Memphis, who
has had considerable experience
in oil fields, is authority for the
statement that oil shale can be
found where the product seeps
through. Mr. Streeter states,
however, that he has never heard
of oil being found in a refined
condition, and that the discovery
at Memphis is contrary to exper
ience. He says that oil requires
heat in the process of straining
and that it will not become pure
However, Memphis has, for the
pjist few days, been the mecca, of
tourists all who are forming var
ioiis opinions, but the question
of whether the quantity and the
quality of the oil are of import
ance remains -to be seen.
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Yale Canning Company Is Having An Excellent Run This
Season; Corn and Pea Crop Yield Heavily; Aided U. S.
During The War By Shipping Many Cases Of Product
In 1902 the Yale Canning Com
pany was organized by local cap
ital and home people, since which
time the organization has met
with success with the exception of
one or two years, when the crop
The original stockholders were:
B. R. Noble, John Staff, W. G.
Wight, Grant Holde;,, R. W. Men-
erey, J. N. Muir, J. C. Holden,
John Holden, Rounds & VanCamp,
Bartley McNulty, Thos; G. Holden,
Roy Fuller, Mrs. F. M. Beecher, H.
C. Martin, A Pollock, Thos. Whar
ton, R. H. Menerey, 1'orter Harris,
E. B. Fuller, E. F. Fead, Geo. Mc-
Intyre, D. A. McKeith, Mary Lutz,
John Hutton, J. A. Rapley, F. A.
VICTIM OF HEART
FAILURE AT FAIR
Fall From Kulky While Driving
Horse In Race And Dies
In Few Minutes
Wednesday of this week, at the
Croswell fair, David Henderson,
while driving Don. M., owned by
J. E. Staley, of this city, fell from
his bike and before he could be
taken up town for medical aid,
"Dave" Henderson was well
known to the majority of the peo
ple in and around Yale, having
for several years past made the
track located south of Yale his
headquarters during the winter
and spring months, training what
horses ho coild handle, and fol
lowing the business that made his
life worth while.
This season has been a bad
one for him and on Wednesday
he lost in the race of life, duo to
the second of those attacks per
haps caused by the strain of
driving in the race. At Sandusky
on Tuesday of last week while
driving this same horse, . he ell
from the cart in an apparent faint
and received several bad bruises
but recovered enough to take his
"string" of horses over to Cros
well and in his last heat, he
again fell, this time passing away
before he could be taken up town.
So far as is known Mr. Hender
son has but one sister whom (he
had not seen for twenty-three
years. He was about C5 years of
nge and during his stops in Yale
and all other towns of the Thumb
in which he was well known, he
made many friends all of whom
hear of his demise with regret
for he will be missed among the
few drivers who have stayed in
the Thumb Racing Circuit and
spent all his time and money in
an endeavor to give the people
good horse racing. What ar
rangements have been made re
garding the burial of the body
have not as yet, been learned.
W. P. Darling transacted busi-
Jness in Pojt Huron Wednesday
! 1111 "II ill!
t J -l -nit
jGriswold and W. V. Andreae.
The company was capitalized at
I $20,000. Many of the stockholders
jhave since' dropped out, leaving
'only eighteen now holding stock.
I The principal vegetables, and
peas, corn and apples. Tho output
of peas this season is 13,000 cases
and tho prospect for corn is be
tween 10,000 and 15,000 cases
while- the apple crop is a failure
Last year the government took
over 5,000 cases of peas and 2,500
cases of corn.
The present officers of the
company are: President H. C.
Martin; Vice-president, Edward
SURPRISE IS GIVEN MR.
AND MRS. A. V. PARMLEE
A most pleasant surprise was
tendered Mrs. Arthur Parmlee
at her home in Port Huron
on Friday last, by five auto loads
from Yale'Xsupplemented by Mr.
ana Mrs. tiiyue Adams or Capac
and the Tappans and Cochranes of
A perfectly ideal pot luck 'sup
per was taken along by the visit
ors and enjoyed to the utmost by
We understand the plan and its
successful carrying out owed its
source to Mrs. N. B. Herbert and
A. V. Parmlee.
Sacred Heart church was the
scene of a quiet, pretty wedding
on Monday, September 15th, 1919
at 9:30 in the morning when Miss
Blanche Henry of Yalo was unit
ed in marriage to Frank Curran
The ceremony was performed
by Father Moiling, .the bride at
tended by Frances Monahan,
and the groom by his brother,
After the marriage nuptials
had been pronounced, the wed
ding breakfast and reception
was given at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John 'Henry, on Fraser street fol
lowing which the happy young
couple left for a short wed
ding trip and upon their return
they will reside at Watertown
where the groom has recently lo
cated in business.
. The congratulations and best
wishes of many friends were
showered upon the happy couple
to which the Expositor adds its
Owing to the fact that Victor
Learmont and Kenneth Lacy will
return to school the last of the
month several of their friends
gave a good time party on "up
creek" by "all present." At a
reasonable hour "the bunch' de
serted the jovial spot for an
auto ride. The best wishes of
their many friends go with the
boys for success in their school
Andreae; Secretary-Treasurer, E.
F. Fead; Directors, W. G. Wight,
A. Pollock, John Hutton and Thos.
O. B. Jacobs holds the position
of processor-manager and has
been a faithful employe of the
company for fifteen years.
During a season which lasts
from three to five months an av
erage of about forty people are
employed in peas, eighty huskers
and others in corn, and around
forty in apples.
The canning factory is only one
ot the several important indus
tries of Yale, the others we will
write about in later issues of the
MAN TAKES YALE
LADY FOR WIFE
Mrs. Jennie DePeel and William
Herron Married Thursday
By Rev. Kelley
A very quiet wedding took place.
at the home, Wood street, Yale,
when Mrs. Jennie DoPeel and Mr.
Wm. Herron, of North Branch,
were united in marriage Thurs
day afternoon, September 18th,
at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. J. A. Kelley
After the marriage refresh
ments were served following
which the happy couple accom
panied Mr. and Mrs. Bidleman in
an auto ride to Port Huron where
Mr. and Mrs. Herron took the
train for a honeymoon trip. Mr.
Herron has rented his farm at
North Branch and on returning he
will make his home in Yale. ,
Mrs. Herron is well known and
highly esteemed in this city where
she has resided for many years.
She is a conscientious christian
woman, being a member of the
Free Methodist church, in which
organization she is an active
Mr. Herron is a man highly es
teemed by his home people. Ten
years ago he was elected super
visor on the Republican ticket
from Rich township and has held
that office ever since. ' He has
also been chairman of the Board
of Supervisors of Lapeer county.
He is a member of the Free Meth
odist church and has been for
We all welcome Mr. Herron to
our midst and wish both himself
and wife many years of happy
wedded life and prosperity.
Anyone wishing to take up the
nursing and hygenic lessons giv
en by the Red Cross of St. Clair
county will please send in their
names at once as the class will be
started soon. Local chairman,
Mrs. Thos. Johnson; Vice-Chairman
Mrs. N. B. Percy; Secretary
SHOWER OF GIFTS.
Tena Sexton and Elizabeth
Gleason were hostesses on Fri
day evening last at the home of
the former to twenty-five or
thirty young people, who came
with a shower of beautiful gifts
consisting of cut glass and
china which were presented to
Blanche Henry in honor of her
A dainty lunch of light re
freshments was served and the
evening was very pleasantly
HIGH SCHOOL HAS
Large Enrollment This Year Gives
Much Material For This
Seventeen candidates, all who
tip the scales over 200 pounds
are out each night working their
best for a position on the coming
season's football team. This will
no doubt be bad news to schools
around who have our team booked
on their schedules.
The high school has an enroll
ment of 118. This is the largest
we have had in several years.
Great interest is shown in tho
new commercial course which is
equal to courses given by city
Schools and business colleges, and
it is hoped that our students will
:enefit from it.
In history Henry VIII was de
scribed as a man of no virtues,
who had eight wives and as many
divorces; who knew not what
. ight was and who was an unde
sirable character. Miss Nunn
said "Thank goodness, all men
are not of that type." Wonder
now she knows.
Freshmen are now studying
Scott's "Lady of the Lake" and
the Sophomores are studying
The Seniors elected class offi
cers Thursday, Ethyle-Ulrich be
ing elected as president and P. A.
Fead as financial manager.
The Freshmen will soon be en
tertained by the other classesbf
the high room.
Lydia Meikle has started
school this week after an opera
tion at Ann Arbor.
Marie Mullaney started school
Our kindergarten has an enroll
ment of twenty children this year.
Viola Perry entered the First
grade on Monday.
Bett Bryce and Harold Thom
as are in school again after a
JoyceRyan has just entered
the third grade.
The third grade is having a
spelling contest in which the
two divisions are much interested.
Gordon Palmer of the Fifth
grade has been ill.
Timothy informs his teacher,
that Clarence Teets "ain't got no
cents," perhaps meaning sense.
Albert Thomas has enrolled in
the Sixth grade.
The divisions of the Sixth
arithmetic class are engaged in a
contest. Much enthusiasm is
shown by the Blues and Whites.
The spelling contest for the
week between the two divisions
resulted in a victory for Division
Rosetta Bryce was the captain
of the winning side in a spell
down on Friday afternoon.
LOYAL WOMEN '
This Sunday School class of th
Presbyterians having styled them
selves as above, are as is theii
custom still living up to the name
After the summer vacation, theii
first meeting was held at th
home of Mrs. Ed Andreae on Mon
day evening, with Mrs. Frank
Andreae assisting as hostess.
Full of business, many plans
were laid for the year's work and
when any one of the members ap
proaches you for eleven rmt
remember it means that each one
must acquire a rod of nennies.
A social time was enjoyed and
ngnt refreshments passed.
THE PAST WEEK
IN NEARBY CITIES
Items of Interest About People
In The Thumb District of
The elevator at Roseburg, re
cently purchased by the Kerr
Hay & Grain Co., has been put
in splendid shape and is now iu
S.::iilax' county physicians met
at Brown City last week and held
a profitable and enjoyable session
ending with a chicken dinner.
Howard Booth, a Sanilac coun
ty young farmer, had a fall re
cently which he woirid not care t
have repeated. From the top to
the bottom, about 30 feet, ini '
a sib), v,;.; his experience, and be
sides being unconscious several
hours, and considered in a ser
ious condition, no bones are brok
en, and report has it that he is
now on the road to recovery.
Harry A. Leslie, of Decker, has
arrived from France. His troops
were the first to arrive in France
and was with the 'last to reach
home. They were at the front
220 days. Private Leslie has
had some wonderful experiences.
When Cecil McWilliams kicked
the fly wheel in order to start a
threshing machine engine, the
engine back-fired and as a result
a leg was broken in two places.
September 23rd is the date set
for a special election in Croswell
concerning the bonding for a con
James I. Galbraith has received
his commission and is now the
new postmaster at Croswell. A.
R. Martin is the retiring post
master. Richmond is planning a full
time from noon to sunset and then
some, on Friday, Sept. 26, when
a home-coming time will be cele-
brated. A big dance in the eve
ning will be for the benefit of the
The Banner Salt Co., of Marine
City, has been sold to Sydney &
McLouth of the same place. This
institution has long been a losef
financially, and now the block
will be dismantled.
Army worms overran a portion
of R. E. Walker's grain fields near
Sandusky and six acres of oats
produced six loads of grain and
the machine turned out ten bush
els. Some worms.
Benj. McClure, life-long resi
dent of Watertown sold his farm
and will move to Sandusky;
C. C. Rice, of Lexington, boasts
of this record: From a piece Of
ground 5C feet by 20 fe't he rais
ed 80 pounds of clean hand-pick
ed beans. This is at the rate of
nearly CO bushels to an acre.
David McLean, of Buel town
ship, has lost his big barns with
all the season's hay and grain
from a fire which it is thought
originated from damp hay. Five
thousand dollars, with no insur
ance is a serious loss to one who
can ill afford it.
The Armada Times is now
owned by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. T.
Sutton, who have purchased from
Mr. Sutton's father, E. T. Sutton.
We bespeak all prosperity for tho
There were no less than 100
auction sales dated for the next
three months in Sanilac county,
according to last week's papers.
Brown City people are agitating
the question gf organizing a band.
Chas. G. Crosby, veteran leader
and organizer, can be secured if
the scheme goes through.
Two young men were arrested
in Algonac last Sunday night
carousing and using foul lang
uage. They were put in jail and
taken to Port Huron the next day
wnere they were fined. Their
homes are in St. Clair.
The Algonquin hotel in Algo
nac has secured a Japanese cook.
The Michigan Bean Company
Plant, located in Port Huron, has
been sold to a new company, to
be known as the Chamberlain-Holmes-Jeffords
Robert Sterns, telegraph opera
tor at the Pcre Marquette office
in Harbor Beach disappeared re
cently, taking all his belongings,
and later it was discovered that
$150 is missing. A warrant is
out for the young man's arrest.