1895-02-22; Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press
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*"> '. ■; ■ v i A*adBEMOGMAT«FIRE§§—Consolidatedo TIB J&stablish.ed GLARE, MIGH., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1895. New Series: Vol 3,No. IB .yfri.i'^''.' r? JOHN GIBERSON, Attorney at Law. Okpice in Doherty block. CLABE, MICHIGAN. J aH. CARPENTER* M. D.,- . i^HTsiciAN, Surgeon and Accotjchetjb. & Office South Side Clare. Professional caUs promptly answered day or night. W. TAYLOR GOODMAN, M. D. Office and Residence, 708 South Michigan Avenue. SAGINAW", MICHIGAN. F P. THOMAS, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Makes a specialty of diseases of -women and children. Calls promptly answered day or night. OFETCE IN DtTNIiOP BLOCK, CLARE. J bC. ROCKAFELLOW, General Insttbance Agent. None hut the Best Companies Represented. Office over Saperston's Store. CLARE, MICHIGAN. s Guns Cheapest House ih America for * Guns, Revolvers, Ammunition, etc The R.C.COXGun Co 326 Grove St., Milwaukee, Wis. Send 2c. stamp for large illustrated catalogue •WM.A.UNiCUME, ^TUBULAR WELL MAKER.——-asaas&w 1 Warrant my Wells never to Fail as long as the metal lasts, and to give suffici- cint water for any Camp, Mill or Farm. Correspondence Solicited. CLARE, MICH. 'THOMAS ALLISON, CITY AND COUNTRY uilding Mover -M Buildings, Safes,Boilers, Smokestacks, Presses, Flag Poles and Heavy Machinery Moved and Raised. Jack Screws to Let, Clare, '-Micl-i. HGHTI Th© Council Moves in That Direction* r. Boherty Amends His EL ectric Light Proposition and the City Accepts. Maximum Rates lor Business and Private Use are Established. A Sketch of the Principal Features of the Proposition as Amended. PROHIBITIONISTS COHYENE. They Met in Convention in this City, Mon- davi and Nominated a School Comm'r. REAL ESTATE- AND ife ■«. INSURnNGE AGENCY. Is the place to go if you want First Class . . Fire Insurance If you want to Rent, Buy or Sell Property. Office Under Clare County Savings Bank. > I represent the Oldest, Largest and Best Fire Insurance Companies _in the World. ,®<^©<^@<<C~J>,®<^©@'*^@'N^©"<^©-'%^"© •9 9- 9 9- 9 I 9 t 9 Louch Block 7\ FIRST CLASS 9 9 .GROCERIES^ OF ALL KINDS, CE MEATS, Etc, 9 i 9 You Get Your Money's Worth Every Time. 9 i 9 ^<^©-<^©<^®<^@@'^N,©-^>,©-<^>>,®'^S,© TEACHERS' EXAMINATION FOR 1894-5. Notice is hereby given that special examina tions of teachers ior Clare county for the ensu ing school year have been Uxed as follows: 26th and 27th October, 1894, Clare. 24th and 25th August, 1894, Harwell. Also two,(2) regular examinations to be hoi den at Harrison the first Thursday of August 1894, and last Thursday of March, 1895. Examinations begins at 8:30 o'clock a»m, "E\ ACAEKCBOSS. ) ■:. A. R. CAJsTEOEriP. VExamineJrs. i: H.M. Roys,Co3h.) In December A. J. Doherty and others submitted to the city council a proposition to organize a stock company and run the city water works and in connection therewith an electric light system. The proposition was published in full in the Sentinel in order that its readers might be familiar with the proposed aetion. The matter was referred to a committee of the council to consider in detail and report. The committee reported adversely to the acceptance of the proposition, believing better terms ought to be offered to the city, and at,the same time making a counter proposition to the proposed lighting company. Monday evening Mr. Doherty brought the matter before tbe council again, offering the original proposition with certain material amendments which make it conform very nearly to the terms suggested by the council in their counter proposition. The first item of note in the amendment is that the new terms are nofc made by a corporation or company, but by Mr. Doherty and another whose name was temporarily withheld. The other gntlemen. who submitted the proposition in December decline to go into the present one believing they would be financial losers by so doing. It does not however particularly affect thecity's relation to the subject, whether one, two or half a dozen men ask for the franchise. The question for the city is, ''Do we need electric lighting" and "are the terms satisfactory?" In the former proposition $1500 a year was the sum nominated for running the water works. The city asked for a bid of $1200. The new offer is for $1300, Mr. Doherty believing that the supply of water and collection of rates can be so administered as to make a saving that will warrant that figure, which is surely less than the works cost the city as now handled. The works are to be kept in repair and everything furnished by Mr. Doherty. Another amendment is the acceptance of the committee's terms of $5 a month instead of $5.25 for arc lights. Also it is guaranteed that the maximum price of incandescent lights shall be 65 cents a month for business places and 50 cents for residence use, and "where many lights are taken the rates will be still less. Incandescent lights will be supplied to every part of the city where poles are set for arc lamps and to a reasonable, distance beyond. The only thing over which the council's committee hesitated was the matter of contract and franchise. . The franchise asked for is for twenty years; the contract for five. Of course it should be understood that a franchise is in no sense a contract. A franchise merely grants the permission to erect the poles and wire them, which may be granted whether the contract to light the city is entered into or not. The proposed franchise however would lapse according to its terms if lights were not maintained at least for commercial purposes. One oi a half dozen franchises may be given covering the same period, but only one contract for lighting the city can be made for the same time. 'This explanation might seem unnecessary, were it not for the fact that the city having had little experience in franchises, some citizens seem alarmed at the prospect of granting a 20-year franchise. ^ The council considered the whole question in all its bearings Monday evening, and resolved by unanimous vote to accept the amended proposition conditional upon the committee entering into a satisfactory contract with Mr. Doherty. The council adjourned until Monday morning, JTebruary 25, at 9 o'clock, when the committees5 report will be heard. 1 A dozen earnest and enthusiastic advocates of the prohibition party gathered in John Giberson's law office in this city, Monday afternoon, and held a county convention. Although there were no delegates or persons in attendance from outside the city, those present-might fairly be taken as representing the best business and working men that the county affords. Single in their purpose and conscientious in their endeavor, they are banded together to battle against the greatest evil of our day. The magnitude of the evil nearly everyone recognizes, even though not agreeing in the method of attack to which the prohibition paroy is committed. J. A. Converse was made chairman of the meeting and W. H. Elden secretary. The latter office was tendered Ed. A. White, who modestly declined it. J. F. Tatman was appointed teller. The secretary began his duties by facetiously passing around the bottle —but it was an empty one. The convention proceeded to select five delegates to the state convention at Lansing, February 21. Those selected were A. S. Rhoades, Jno, Giberson and Ed A. "White of Glare, Curtis Palmer of Sheridan and Dan Burk of Surry. The next business was the selection of a candidate for county commissioner of schools. Something was said as to whether the democrats would not be likely to endorse the prohibition nomination, a prominent prohibitionist present remarking that for one he did not favor it, whereupon another, who does the political head work for the party in the county naivily replied with a knowing smile, that if the democrats were a-mind to nominate the same candidate, why, the prohibitionists couldn't help it, could they'? The convention then balloted for school commissioner, E. G-. Welch receiving 8 votes and Miss Lucy Smith 2. The vote was made formal8and Mr. Welch declared nominated. After instructing the delegates to favor M. J. Panning in the state convention as chairman of the state central committee, the convention adjourned. E. G. Welch, the prohibition candidate for school commissioner, is a bright young man, about 22 years of age, graduated from the Clare high school four years ago, his opponent on the republican ticket, E. D. Palmer, being principal of the school at that time. He entered the state normal school two years ago, where he.is pursuing a course to fit himself more thoroughly as a teacher, to which profession he will some day be an ornament. He is a self-reliant young man and at present is teaching in the Bradley school, Sheridan township, expecting thereby to be able to continue his studies at Ypsilanti. As to his legal qualifications, we understand that he holds a second grade certificate, which is sufficient in this county, with less than fifty schools. Will foe in Clare this .er. Several Handsome Business s and Fine Residences Being Despite The Hard Times Elsewhere, Glare Seerns to Prosper. The Unprogressive Citizen Alone Can Retard The City's Onward Progress. HONOR ROLL. Wanted—To Buy Green Ash Lumber, delivered at railroad. Measured and inspected as often as one or two car-loads are ready, for which we will pay cash in full as soon as lumber is assorted and piled. Eor further information address, LUMSDEK & Wab*d, 11-6 Mt. Pleasant. The following amounts have been paid upon subscription to the Sentinel since our last report. If your name should be in the list but does not appear, let us hear from you at once: Geo. Grover, Clare $3 00 W. Wolsky, " 150 J. W. Hendrie, " 150 S. A. Sutherland, " 87 L.H.Thompson. " 12 P. E. Witherspoon, Harrison 3 00 O. V. Reeves, Lansing 1 00 Milo Clinton, Hatton 1 50 W. E. Burnham, Clare 50 Robt. Koontz, " 130 T. W. Masten " 150 A.Northey, •■ 40 C. E. Smalley, " .......... 150 C. Vv Kramer, " ..150 L.Blackburn, " 25 M.J. Dalton, " 75 R. Northey. Sr. " 150 F. W. Weatherhead, Harrison ... 1 50 Elias Riegle, Dover .' 1 25 A. Shaw, Alma 1 00 Wm. Runyan, Colonville 2 00 W. M. Temple, Temple 2 37 John J- Quigley, Harrison . 1 50 A. M. McKay, Clare 1 50 Byron Alger, " 75 O. Bennett,.Loomis. 2.00 Following are the prayer meeting leaders of Christian Endeavor sodety of the Congregational church for the balance of February and March: February 10—Mrs. A. A. Shaver. 17—Edna Elden. " ' 24—The President. March 3—Louise Bruske. 10—Ethef Elden. 17—Mae Bicknell. 24—Mrs. Will Parrish. 31—The President. Clare can not fairly be said to have ever had a boom,in the usual meaning of the term. Her progress has always been constant and satisfactory, the past year of universal depression excepted. Four years ago it so happened that several undertakings of more, than usual importance were carried forward, the bulding of the new school building, the Calkins, etc., giving the city a booming air, but nothing of a temporary and empty character. Our city also seems to be among the first to pull itself together after the past few months of financial distress, and assume its mission of progress. The building in contemplation for the coming season speaks much, not only for the enterprise and thrift of those who will build, but more than anything else evidences their faith in the city's future. . It is not the least of the considerations, either, that the merchants and general workmen will come in for their share of the benefit thereby. R. M. Musseil^ the druggist* has bought 22 feet of J. C. Rockafellow, adjacent to W. H. Elden's bazaar store on the south, and is already hustling in the stone for the foundation. He brings the stone from his "Vernon farm, seven miles, for $4 a cord. He will erect a handsome two story brick building, and is in Saginaw today consulting an architect relative to the plans. Whatever "Bob" takes a-hold of he pushes along in a most energetic manner. Before the summer is far advanced, you may depend upon it, ther.e will be one of the neatest busi- ness blocks in the city standing on the ground now occupied by the small wooden building, used by Parish & Wilson, milliners. W. H. Elden is also drawing plans for a brick store on the grounds of his present bazaar. Arrangements were partly made between him and Mr. Musseil, for a double brick store, but that idea has been dropped, Mr. Elden not being quite ready to build at once; but it is very likely that he will do so during the summer. It is practically settled that ere long Ed. A. White, the jeweler who adjoins Elden's on the north will add another story to his brick building, the foundations and first floor walls of which were originally built with such an additon in mind. With Mussell's, Elden's and White's" blocks adjoining one another the west side of McEwen street will be greatly improved. Three other prominent business men are figuring for sites and are sure to build substantial and even elegant blocks, but it present we have no permission to use their names. A. J. Doherty has been for some time accumulating stone for a new house on the site of his present residence. It* will be almost wholly of stone, and those to whom he has explained his plans say that it will be the handsomest residence in northern Michigan, and one in which the city may well take pride. His present house will be sold and moved elsewhere. Ed. Waller, the sboeman,has bought the Theo. Boge house, occupied by A. Thurston, next the Congregational church, and will, as soon as the weather permits, remodel and rebuild the same for himself. Mr. Thurston has bought the Boss house next the parsonage. The Catholic society are negotiating for a church site in the city, and expect to erect a house of worship this summer. 'Tis said that it will not be large, but a-handsome building, all of stone. The railroad companies will build either a union depot or one -for each road. These and other buildings that as yet are possibly only rumors, promises a lively summer for Clare. .■ Prices Lower than Ever. —^sy 19c PER YARD. We are showing a new line of half wool 36 inch. Henrietta, Black and Colors. Regular 25 cent value. 40c PER YAR D. A new line of 38 in. Black and Colors, former price 50c. All Wool Serges, 50c PER YARD. Yeryfine All Wool Serges, Black and Color, 46 inches wide. This line would be cheap at 65e. Also a 38 inch Black Henrietta that will compare, favorably with anything at 75c. —<SE** New Shades in Beiges at 65c: AU Wool Storm Serge in Navy Blue at 65c. New Shades in Broadcloth 52 in. wide, at $1.0*0. Black Clay Worsted 54 inch all wool at $1.50 per yd.. Rain Proof Cravenettes m Black and Navy, 60 in. wide at $1.50 —«@ &60. uintuiw^miUffiauiniuimuimuK cc February For Famous Birthdays. If you happen to have a birthday during this month you can begin to feel yourself famous. February 12 was the great zenith of the month for distinguished bir thdays-and Lincoln's very properly—came first. Washington's birthday the 22d i« equally important as a legal holidav. But in the worship of our statesmen we mustn't forget other birthdays that occur this month, that of Longfellow and Lowell, two of the greatest minds \ in American literature. Their sweet songs of poesy echo in every clime, and to some degree we owe as much if not more to our heroes in literature as those of war and statecraft. There is subtle power in the poet, that is, in fact, the real strength of the statesman. Longfellow's "Launching the Ship" was a veritable tower of strength to Abraham Lincon and how he loved to repeat those inspired lines. Lowell's "Bigelow Papers" did much to preserve theloyal sentiment of the north in uncompromising support of Lincoln in the darkest and most trying days. February is also famous for another birthday. 'On the same day and year on which Abraham Lincoln was born amid the hardships and poverty of pioneer life in Kentucky,another babe was born in England,surrounded by wealth and culture. The first associated his name with the, enfranchisement of labor, with the emancipation of millions, with> the salvation of the republic. The other—Chales Darwin—broke the chains of superstition and filled the world with intellectual light. Because of these«men the nineteenth century is illustrious and February is justly famous for birthdays. F&P.MR.R, TIME TABLE. Trains leave Clare as follows, standard timer GOINGEAST: No. 6—10:03 a. m No. 8—3:50p.m. 'GOING "WEST: No. 1—8:55 a.m. No. 5—6:34p. BO- HARRISON DIVISION Arrive at Clare from "Harrison at-8:30 A. it Leave Clare for Harrison at 6:40 P. M. POPULAR LINE FOR ; Saginaw. Bay City, Port Huron, Flint, Detroit* Toledo, Manistee Milwaukee and Chicago. A Bright Eye is the sign of good health and an alert mind. Strange that it should almost always depend on the state of the digestion, but :.t does. A Ripans Tab- ule taken after meals gives the little artificial help most grown people need. McClure's Magazine for March will contain another interesting series of Napoleon portraits and views,- including a famous picture of the final scene between Napoleon and Josephine prior to their divorce. And Miss Tarbell's paper will relate the story of the divorce and of Napoleon's second marriage, and describe the crowning measures for the perpetuation of a power now grown as wide as Europe. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Pair Highest Medal «nd Diploma. During the winter months the boats- of this company will run between Lud- ington, Manistee and Milwaukee. daily, weather permitting. Time ol leaving can he obtained from the company's agents; making connections for all points west and northwest. Sleeping cars between Bay City, Saginaw, Detroit and Chicafio. Drawing room cars between Manis-, tee and Detroit. Connections made at Port Huron anel Detroit in Union Depot for all point*" South, Canada and the East. - :» For further information see Timer Table of this company. J. H. Galliver, Ag% Clare. k TOLEDO NN ARBO AND NORTH MICHIGAN RAILWAY. Time Table. TRAINS LEAVE CLARE* NOKTH. SOTJXBU 1:15 p. m. 2:55 "W. H. Bennett, G. P_ A.Toledo, O. J.. S. Geaghan, Agt.,Clax%. ■ ii' * SS- a «k*LMife»...
|Title||1895-02-22; Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press|
|Publisher||Palmer & Jeffries|
|Description||Friday, February 22, 1895 issue of a Clare, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1894 with the merger of The Clare Democrat and Press and The Clare Sentinel (1892). In 1896, the title was changed to The Clare Sentinel.|
|Subject/Keywords||Clare (Mich.) - Newspapers; Clare County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
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