1896-03-06; Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press
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<• I *■ **~ ...~v i And DEMOCRAT-PRESS—Consolidated. ^Established 1878. ge__HM_M!_ffl___BiaamB^ CLARE, MICH., FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 1896. New Series: Vol. 4, _To. 15 LOCAL LORE. 'T_e Happenings About Town During Past Weelc. tlie Fred Irwin is quite sick. Now look for the fkst robin. C. H. O'Donald spent Sunday in Reed City. Last Sunday was the first 'day of spring. Charley Chase off -Marion, -was in town Wednesday. Mrs. A. E. MayjMtTd visited relatives in Coleman, Wsd_esday. Fresh baked .goods, all kinds and first class, at Van Brunt and Son's. t_| Dan Mater has the 'frame up for a dwelling foouse sear Ms imill on west 6th street. We have a verjr interesting letter in our Farr-aers1 column -this week from •'Horse Sense." Mrs. Geo. Gardner and nephew of Evart in visiti„g au the home of Capt. Gardner io this eitv, John Bouchey of Yernon is the proud father -of .a baby girl, born Thursday, February 27th. , The Free Methodists will hold a quarterly meeting in Clare next week, March 1-3—Is All are invited to at-, tend. List of letters •remaining uncalled for in the Olaaiepost'Office for the week ending Saturday, February 29: Emanuel Majer, M&bel Br-ien. A supper was given last Friday evening at the home of Herman Langeon west State street for the benefit of the German-Lutheran .church. •J. Renties, the baker at Yan Brunt & Son's has mvoed ihis family and household goods here from Bay City. They occupy the Calkins' cottage on 5th street. Ed. Axford retw_ed, Wednesday, frbm Yuma -with -two badly scalded feet, which he received while working there, by accidentally stepping into burning lime. He will be laid up for si'ver-;l weeks. . Gladwin: The boiy of Henry Lange, a prominent young business man, was found ip the ice hoaase-behind the store Tuesday night, shot through heart. A large revolver lay near by, which he bought but a short time before. Rev. Delwin of Farwell, Rev. Staple- ton of Harrison-/__d Rev. Long of this city met at this place, Monday, and arranged for the meeting of North Central Association of-Congregational churches..which willbe held in Clare, April 9th. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs, George Ghanaian<w\ll regret to.learn that they are soon to move from here to Owosso,, wheie Mr. Chapman will have the responsible position of floorwalker in a large dry goods house there which employs about 35 salesmen. W. A. Thompsonof Dover, will next week go to Yellow Springs, Ohio, the vicinity of his boyhood home. Mr. Thompson expects to remain there a year. Mr. Thompson is from the same locality from whence came Hon. Wm. McKinley, the ©ext president, Hon. Roswell, G. Horr, and ex-President Garfield and other illustrious men. The meeting of the Ladies' Union last week at Mrs. Olds' was a very enjoyable one and all were kept busy. Everybody is invited to the annual ' meeting Friday, March 13, afternoon and evening, at the Cong*1! church. A 10c supper will be served in the chapel and a musical given in the church. Those bringing amount of pennies equal to their years will have supper free.1 We refer the consideration of the following lines to the Reading Circle and urge them to place on record their opinion as to whether Shakespeare, in this allusion to "attire" and "pants," really did foreshadow the Bicycle Girl. We imagine from the fervur of the language that we see the poet glowing with unbounded admiration as he gazes rapturously on the bloomer-clad :sylph. Antony tb Cleopatra * O thou day of the world I * * * Leap thou, attire and all, " Through proof of harness to my heart and there Ride on the pants triumphant! The Ladies' Union of the Congregational church will hold its annual meeting Friday, March 13, at the church and chapel and will proceed on a somewhat novel plan—it will be a birthday reception. Invitations will be sent to all members of the church, society and congregation; a general invitation is extended to all. The. following explains; This "birthday party is given for you, "lis. somewhat novel, 'tis something new, We send you each a nice silk sack, Please either send or Bring it Back With as many cents as years you're old. We promise the number shall ne'er he told. Kind friends *wiU give you something to eat And others win. furnish a musical treat. "The Ladies' Union" with greetings hearty, "Feel sure ypu'll attend this birthday party. cheapest place in shoes is Tatman's Remember the Clare for No. 1 cash store. Mrs. Jas. Duncan of Yernon, who has been very ill for some time, is reported worse. Mrs. Jos. Adams has been very sick for two or three weeks past at the home of her -daughter, Mrs. Knox, at Mt. Pleasant. A box social will be given at J. H. Seeley's, on Wednesday evening, Mar. llth, for the benefit of the Union Sunday School. Everybody come, 25 cents a box. What a pitv that a piece of cold iron —cold enough to freeze—cannot be brought into contact with every human tongue used to blacken an innocent person's character. The Catholic society of obis city have purchased about six lots in the Lamb addition on east State street, and some time in the future expect to erect a fine church thereon. B. F, Kramer was here last week to settle his divorce case commenced in South Dakota. It was settled by Mr. Kramer-deeding the house and two lots in Clare to Mrs. Kramer on condition that she withdraw in the contest. There will be held Tuesday afternoon, at the Bo wen factory building. Lansing Siding, a meeting for the purpose -of considering the starting and maintaining a cheese factory. All who are -interested are urged to attend. The meeting of the Eastern Star order last Monday evening was well attended and i good time enjoyed. Mrs. Wm. Turbush from out of town was present. There will be a special meeting for initiations next Monday evening, March 9th. All be present. In the near future there will be a Children's Contest in speaking and singing—three-rewards foi* each. All*, children who will select" their own piece and prepare themselves to speak or sing—hand their names to their teacher or to Mrs. Kramer and your names will appear on the program. The -report that a comet, which is th^fS't present rushing along from the depth of space toward this inoffensive earth we inhabit, at the rate of a million miles or less per minute, will strike us afeout- the 14th of March, has no effect in this locality -save to weaken the value -of firewood and to slightly increase the prayer meetings. The state will put a stop to the practice of buying its land, paying a small amount in. cash then cutting the timber from it and allowing the land to revert to the state. Hereafter one- fourth of the purchase price will be required at the time of sale on lands not especially valuable for timber, while all timber lands must be wholly paid for before. any timber can be taken from them. Last Sunday afternoon at about five o'clock, the fire department was called out to suppress a fire whieh started on the roof ot the building occupied by Mrs. Brownell, on south Main street.' The fire caught from a spark from a low chimney and was put out with a few pails of water. Everybody seemed to be disappointed at turning out on such a cold day and not be rewarded by seeing a larger and more exciting blaze. But such are our desires and ways of the world. Clare Masons indulged last Tuesday evening in what all who were present pronounce one of the finest meetings ever held by the fraternity in this city. Yisitors were present from Toledo-, Bay City, Coleman. Saginaw, Midland and Loomis, The work of the M. M. degree was exemplified, there being two candidates for that degree. Of course this prolonged the exercises somewhat but all seemed to have their staying qualities with them and no one regretted remaining to the finish. A lunch was served after the lodge closed. A story entitled,!' Two Frogs. "—For the sake of the story, we will have to name them. One we will call the Clare frog, and the other the Harrison frog". These two frogs were rivals but one day they met and started out for a walk and to have a friendly chat. As they were, strolling around, they came to -some milk cans. The Clare frog, thinking to better himself, selected a can and jumped in. The Harrison frog, not wishing to be outdone, selected another, and he, too, jumped in. In a short time the Harrison frog began to cry: "I am drowning, drowning." The Clare frog cried to him to '".Hustle, hustle." In a short time the milkman came and found the Harrison frog drowned and sinking; while the Clare frog was feasting on a roll of butter that he had formed while hustling, hustling. „ Moral—Hustle. meal 3c. fb at Tatman's cash Oat store. E-.D. Alger, who is teaching in Greenwood, spent Sunday in Clare. J. H. Wilson, the tailor, tvas doing business in Beaverton, Saturday and Monday. Mr. L. Hirsh, of Saginaw, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.Wolsky, in Clare, over Sunday. The King's Daughters will meet at Mrs. McKinnon's on Thursday afternoon, March 12th. Mrs. G. A. Graves has been in Grand Rapids this week- attending spring millinery openings, The Willing Workers will meet next Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Decker. All members please be present. There will be a 10c supper at Miss Ella Harris' on March 13th, for benefit of 1st Baptist church. Supper served from 5 to 8 p. m. Attorney-General Maynard has decided that the anti-fusion law applies to village, township and city elections. Nc candidate can therefore be nominated on more than one ticket.' Mr. and Mrs. Rentjes rejoice in the birth of a daughter, which arrived at their home last Tuesday morning. Mr. Rentjes is the baker at Yan Brunt & Son's who moved here a few days ago from Bay City. Neat cards ;ire out for a masquerade dance to be given at Doherty opera house on St. Pai rick's day, Tuesday, March 17th. Johnson, Bump and Schoonover are The proprietors. Dance for the evening, 50 cents ; supper extra. Missaukee Republican : Yol. 1, No. 1, of Clare's third paper, the Reporter,, has been launched. The town now has three papers where there is a field for but one. In newspapers, as in a second marriage, you frequently see a triumph of hope over experience. Mt. Pleasant Democrat: The young" people of Clare are thinking of giving a large dance in that place in the near future, and Inviting the young people of this city. There is no doubt that they would get a large crowed from, here, as several have expressed their intention df attending if the project is carried into execution, \ A number of our readers will probably remember John Kelly of Ohio, who a couple of years ago made an extended visit to his brother,Peter Kelly, of this city. One night last week near hishomein Ohio, he was boldly held up while driving by two men and terribly pounded and beatep, cut and bruised. They were probably after money. Mr. Kelly will be laid up some time. The township of Yernon held a township spelling match laso Saturday at the brick school house, three miles south. There were three srjellejs chosen from each school. Lena North- on, May Tetrault and Mable O'Brien coming off victorious at this, the township contest, and will be the ones from Yernon to the county contest. After the contest, teachers, pupils and visitors spelled, Elma Willie, teacher in the Wilson, and Edna Seeley spelling the whole lot down, both going down on the same word. A fire which consumed almost the whole of the earthly possessions of Lorenzo Langwothy of • Sheridan, broke ont Monday afternoon. House, barn, ?ranery and other buildings caught and rapidly burned to the ground only one bed and a very few other articles being saved. The fire is said to have originated from a spark from a pipe. There was no insurance on the property. The only one at home at the time was Mrs. Langworthy. OrvisPenroses'house caught fire also on same, dav, but was put out before much damage was done. Regular meeting of common council last Monday evening. The business consisted of allowing a few accounts, discussing the matter of the high assessment of the Clare electric light plant, appointing election commissioners and selecting voting place in each ward for the coming election. J. C. Rockafellow, M. D. Davis and C. H. Fishley were appointed election commissioners. In regard to the matter of the assessment of the Clare Electric Light plant, the supervisor from the first, M. D. Davis, assessed the plant at $1,500 more than it cost when completed. The assessment is to be made we understand, as on the second Monday of April, which last year fell on 8th of the month, and the material for the electric light plant did not reach Clare un blithe 14th of that month. Another point is that the company ought not to have to pay ta,xes on material, which it can be jprpyen is assessed in the neighborhood pf $1,500 more than actual cost thereof. Fancy No. 1 lemons 15c. per dozen *at Tatman's cash store. A. J. Doherty departed, Wednesday, on a business trip to several points in the west. The Other Aid society will meet at the home of Mrs. H. Allen, Wednesday March llth. A, E. Mack has been laid tip the past couple of weeks with inflammatory rheumatism. The new bridge across the Tobacco river on the Dover road has been completed all but the approaches. Dr. Witherspoon has sold out his drug stock to Dr Thomas of Marion Dr. Witherspoon will still remain in Clare and continue the practice of medicine. Do not imagine that every man you meet with a long face is keeping lent. Some of them have notes to meet, new twins at home, or other reasons for looking solemn. Osceola Outline: It is said that some large property owners in Clare county propose a plan for dividing that county and attaching the territory to Osceola, Roscommon and Isabella. We think Clare county is too full of life and pluck to pass the "great divide'" just yet. The editor (?) of the Clare Courier tried to be a little funny in his 200-cir- culation-half-sized-borrowed-paperlast week by telling of a joke (?) which, he says, had been perpetrated upon the Se"n_:ds[_l man in his ignorance. What probably galls the Courier is the fact that the Seotinel got a scoop on him on the article. The following from the Gladwin Record contains statements which show that the Sentinel was right :..*** "The trade of \these' towns (Franklin, Hamilton, Arthur and Sheridan) now largely comes to Gladwin, and every effort should be made to retain it. It is yery important that good roads be built from this city in a westerly direction. The addition of these towns would reduce the county tax rate. * * * * Supervisor Boulter of Hamilton township, is hustling with a view of -opening a direct road between Harnil-t ton and Glare, which would bring Clare within ibhe same distance of Hamilton as Gladwin, and divert the trade which now comes to Gladwin to Clare." . Mrs. E. L. Baker died at her home in West Grant at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Deceased during the past year.has passed through terrible sufferings with great fortitude and Christian resignation. The immediate cause of death was cancer. About a year ago she was taken to Battle Creek for treatment and was there informed that her case was hopeless. She wa s born at Stockbridge. Mass., May 20th, 1848. Her maiden name was Julia Dowd. She came with her parents to Hadley, Lapeer county, in 1855, and in 1883 was married to Edward L. Baker, member of G.A.R. They afterwards moved to Grant township, Clare co., where they have made many friends during the seven years they have resided in that place. She leaves a husband, E. L. Baker ; a brother, ,S. P. Dowd of Hinkleville ; a neice, Mrs. James Lowery; and ,a nephew, Buf us Dowd. On Tuesday a large number of neighbors and friends gathered at the house to take a last farewell. The funeral was in charge of the Relief Corps and the Ladies'(No.l8)and Men's (No. 181) Orange Lodges of Clare. Service was conducted in the M.E. church by the Rev. A. H. Coors, at 2:30 on Tuesday, the Rev. gentleman giving an eloquent address pointing toward salvation in death through Christ. The service was well attended. At its conclusion the remains were taken to the F. & P.M. depot and placed aboard the 3:50 east bound train. She was buried in Hadley cemetery beside her parents. Mrs. Baker had the unremitted care of her neice, Mrs. James Lowery, and also that of many others. She is sincerely mourned by all who knew her. Special Notice to Masons. The Eastern Star extend a special invitation to all Masons, their wives and friends to meet with them at the Masonic hall, Wednesday evening, March 18th, to attend a social and musical entertainment; also, they propose having a fishing pond which promises to be rich in valuable articles for the home. Youtmay be the lucky one in securing the prize. A general admission of 10c will be» charged and those wishing supper, 15c extra. Come expecting to enjoy a pleasant evening and you will not be disappointed. The proceeds of the evening to apply on the Zenobia Chapter, Order Eastern Star, organ fund. DAVY & CO. -Mrt*r'*%&^im%rHHH- DOLLAR~AND~A-HALF ALL WOOL, REGULAR SIZES. FULL CUT, PRICE EB-- DOUBLE SEATS, ELASTIC WAIST BANDS, HOLD FAST BUTTONS, WARRANTED NOT TO RIP, PERFECT FITTING. New Brick Store, Clare, Mich. BAKERY A competent man is*in charge of our Bakery department ah(l we have the .finest Confectioneries in the City. Fresh Glnoer§ 5 cerjts Pep PoUi)d. > * GROCERIES. We carry a full line of choice Groceries and Provisions, SHOES. We have a few Shoes left which we are closing out at a great sacrifice. ■ii-7 Van prUNt & son • \ a,.
|Title||1896-03-06; Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press|
|Publisher||Palmer & Jeffries|
|Description||Friday, March 6, 1896 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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