1903-10-02; Clare Courier
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"••«___ Vol. IX. GLARE* MICH., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2,1903. No: 13 rf<' l^erfunxes _ All the leading odors in handkerchief perfumes and satchet powders, fresh, dainty, lasting, at popular prices, Pixie Baquei, a New 50c Quality. We have all the desirable varieties of Brushes, powders and toilet requisites. Candies AC We have a big trade in fine exquisite Chocolates and Bon Bons. We are agents for Johnston's Celebrated Confections. There is nothing better for presentation. We have just received a new line ot China and would be pleased to have you call and look them over. '.'Xr-K ^ A, E. MUSSELL, Central Drug Stoer $ / ■£-%-%-*vvvv t ©'CONNER'S GROCERY 1 OF CLARE -f 4 Good Food Yes good food is essential to good health. You purchase health when you get your Groceries here. We carry nothing but the best and we have got it ia quantities. That is one of the firstname.lastname@example.org of our success. "Purity and quality" is our motto. This store has no baits, no trash. Our prices are dwarfs, our values are giants. ^Preserving and Pickling. ll> The preserving and pickling season is on and We have a few dozen Gem Jars left over, will close out at lowest cut rate. PUKE VINEGARS. PUKE SPICES. H. J. HEINZ PICKLING VINEGAR. 5 Tons of Sugar Just received 5 tons of Granulated Sugar, " Our Teas and Coffees we guarantee to give the very best of satisfaction, 'Jt JAS, OtONNOft iiiriif! befe-ose in (hte Wor-jen Murder Case Endeavoring to sl-jow that Burr Took His Own Life, The People Have Made a Strong Case Against the Wily Doctor, and a Convtction is Looked For. Church a Confessed Burglar, Other- Court Matters. The September term of circuit convened at Harrison on Monday, and is proving* the most important that Clare county has had for several years. The court room is crowded at every session, and the causes on trial have been hotly contested. In the case of the people vs. Bert McKerracher, on consent of the attorneys the trial was continued over the term. George J. Church, charged with burglary, entered a plea of guilty, and' will be the first person to be sentenced from this county under the new indeterminate sentence law. An order was entered denying the injunction to Wm. Cunningham to restrain school district Ho 4, Hatton township, from removing the school house to the proposed new site. The building can now be moved by the district. In the Guiles incest case the jury disagreed after being out 14 hours, This case was tried in the June term and the jury then disagreed. It may be tried again tins term. Owing to the general interest taken in the Worden murder case, an extra panel was ordered by the court, and on Wednesday the following were sworn to hear the testimony: •Chas. F. Rogers, Elmer Louden, Nels. Davis, John Keith, Austin Trumble, Jeremiah Bennett, C. W. Sweet, Bennie Thayer, Jas. Saul, Wm. H. Collins, Geo. Stoddard, and Richard B. Campbell. The case will probably go to the jury tonight, twenty six witnesses having been summoned by the state ahd six by the respondent. 0, W. Perry is assisting the prosecuting attorney, while John Quinn is conducting the defense. Dr. Worden is considerably enfeebled by his long confinement in jail, while Mrs. W. does not appear to have been greatly worried over their troubles. The state's case, as outlined and shown by the testimony is substantially as follows: In February, 1903, Dr. Worden borrowed money in Indiana and came to Crooked Lake, Clare Co. Shortly afterward he was followedbyMrs. Worden. InMarch following they negotiated- for the store and five lots belonging to Silas Burr, at Lake, agreeing to pay $1,000. A bill of sale and deeds were executed and delivered to Mr. Sillo- way to be given to Worden when the money was paid. Burr and Worden started'to drive to Harrison to examine the records, expecting to return the following day. About 8:30, p.m., Worden returned to Lake with the dead body of Burr, claiming that shortly after passing Lake George Burr asked Worden to take the lines, saying that he was not feeling well, and asked to be driven home, Worden took the lines and turned' about; and shortly discovered that Burr was dead, After the body had been taken to Vassar for burial Worden claimed that before they left for Harrison he (Worden) had paid to Burr $956 for the goods and claimed the property. Thebodywas afterwards exhumed and a postmortem held Which disclosed the heart, lungs, liver, bladder and spine in a normal condition, but that the stomach contained hydrocyanic acid, a very deadly poison, so deadly in fact that even the fumes will kill when inhaled. Further testimony disclosed that Worden' delivered a note to io tbe.Lake station agent for him to deliver to the mail carrier, for htm to deliver to Mr, Trye, the Brinton drnggist, for ten cents of cyanide of potash, which .when taken into the Stomach .would by chemical action produce hydrocyanic acid. That shortly after his arrest Warden and his wife delivered to the sheriff a a capsule, claiming that Mrs. Burr gave it Worden and, another just like it to Burr on the morning they left for Harrison, That capsule was taken to Ann Arbor by the officers and analyzed by the same chemist Who examined the stomach and found to contain cyanide of potash.. Later, Worden told the sheriff that on the way to Harrison, after they had oaten a lunch, Burr took; a similar capsules. On fcft-4 cross-examination of Warden and Wife, froth, has sworn .that their previous statements as to Mrs. Burr giving them the capsules was false, and that she had no knowledge of them. The defense is today endeavoring to satisfy the jury that Burr deliberately committed suicide. They allege that his business was; a failure, his health poor and that he was despondent, Worden now admits that he had not paid a cent on the alleged purchase to Burr. The case will probably go to the jury tonight, and public sentiment seems to predict a conviction for V» OrUoU r»UU tt-mJUllrlrUl XUi* UIO Wil.6, though her acquaintance with the facts in the case might justify a conviction. Worden's record is decidedly unsavory, he having been married nine times, and twice sent to the penitentiary—once for bigamy and the second time for perjury. It is doubtful if the term is com-" pleied this week. r DA VY & CO. mm n ii Business Men ask the Council to Appoint W, J. Dwyer—Offer to Pay a Portion of the Salary, The reign of lawlessness and robberies that has been going on in the city for tho past few months, together with the numerous fires that have been started in the city from unknown causes, have demonstrated to the business men the necessity of a night, policeman, who could in some measure at least, protect the property of the business section. A petition has been circulated this week, asking the council to appoint W. J. Dwyer for the position, at a salary of not to exceed $50 per month. The petition has been backed up by a promise on the part of the petitioners to pay more than one-half of the salary. The Coubibr is informed that the council members regard tbe petition with favor and will employ Mr. Dwyer at its first meeting. REV. HATHAWAY RETURNED! Assignment for other M. E- Pastors in this vicinity. The Michigan conference of the M. E. church closed its annual session at Jackson on Tuesday, and the churches in this vicinity were provided with pastors by the bishop as follows: Clare, W. J. Hathaway; Harrison, to be supplied; Farwell, G. W. Maxwell; Beaverton, R. D. Freeman; Coleman, J. M. Jenson; Evart, G. A. Brown; Gladwin, O. F. Bulman; Marion, S. K. Jewell; Mt. Plesanfc, Joseph Dutton; Rosebush, George Varion. Rev. Hathaway was appointed chairman of the conference trustees. Rev. N. L. Bray will continue as presiding elder. A. H. Coors and S. C.Robinson, former Clare' pastors continue at Hart and St. Louis, respectively. LIKES OUR LOOKS. Attorney for the Electric Line Has been over the Route. J±. JN'. AVsrlil Of t*rsnd rKS-Tsids completed a trip through Clare, Gladwin and Isabella counties, and over the proposed l'oute of the Grand Rapids Electric railway. In a letter to C. J. Post of Grand Rapids he declares that the country through which he has passed has absolutely astounded him with the productiveness of its farms and the bustle and prosperity which is indicated in the cities and in the agricultural districts. Of the cities of Clare and Gladwin he speaks in glowing terms and states that they are equipped with all modern conveniences and public improvements. In the farming districts the land is all arable and the grains, vegetables and fruits which are produced there equal the best in the southern portion of the state, He sees nothing but a glowing future for'this district. The Missouri Girl, which ctfmes to the Opera House Monday, Oct* ober 5, if a play of the "Old Homestead" order, and one of the first of the kind to be written, That "Imitation is the sincerest flattery" is clearly proven by the fact that in nearly everyone of the later domestic comedies can be- seen traces of "The Missouri Girl." This is the ninth season of this now famous comedy and it attracts a larger audience at each succeeding appearance in .every city that it Visits. Stylish Furs Many have taken advantage, of our early showing qf Furs and have made their selections. It pays to buy Furs early, the qualities shown early are always the best. No previous season have we shown such an extensive line as we do this fall and the prices the very lowest. Scarfs 98c. to $25.00. Jackets $30.00 to $4.00. Cloth Jackets and Capes The very newest styles in the most popular fabrics, at economical prices. 27-in. box Coat, all wool kersey, satin trimming, lined with satin, black and colors, an extra value - . 65c Black zebeline Corset Coat; seams shaped, with kersey fancy- stitched collar, 84-in. long, only - . 10.00 ]Other attractive styles up $25.00.] Plush Capes 30-in. waterproof Plush Capes, crushed or plain, good quality, spun glass lining, only - - - ' 3.95 [Other big values up to 7.50.] Millinery Many new styles of Keady-to-wear Hate, the latest styles, added to our line this week. Men's Work Shoes There are no better work shoes made than the Anchor line, handled exclusively by this store. Nothing but the best materials are used in their manufacture. Our line is complete at 2.00 to 2.50 per pair. Lowest Prices. UA VY & CO. Everything to Wear. Store Closes at 6:00 p. m. [standard time] every evening except Monday <_ Saturday Dr. Jerome Robbins and wife, of Boyne Falls, were guests at the editor's home on Monday. The High s^hooiiootbairieamwant toEvarton Saturday and in a fiercely contested game won by a score of 17 to 0. Many Clare citizenB are attending circuit court in Harrison this week. But few of them are on trial, however. F. Weatherhead and E. F. Wilson, of Harrison, were Clare visitors on Friday. Mr. Wilson was on his way to South Carolina on a business trip. During the month of September, being the first month of the establishment of the routes, Carriers Hudson and Welch, of routes 1 and 2 handled 9,719 pieces of mail matter. Dominic McGuire, whose farm lies five miles south and one mile west of this city, has decided to give up farming for a time, and on Friday, Oct. 9th, "Will sell at anction his teams, stock and tools. The sale begins at ten o'clock: in thef orenoon. Lunch will he served at noon. Geo. W. Easier is the auctioneer. After several sessions the supervisors of Giant, Vernon, and the several wards ofthecity, comprising the equalization board for the apportionment of the school tax for this district, last night agreed upon a basis of apportionment. The council meets this evening to pass the appropriation bill for the year. $ Doherty Opera House i& ■■*■ m m m m m. m m m ■m m m m MONDAY EVE, OGT. 5* THE MISSOURI iki \ti Abounding in fun from Start to finish. Brilliant Scenic Effects and Side Spitting Specialties. ffi __ il) 25, 35 and 50 Cents, t _____ ikt Seats now on Sale at the Usual Place. il) ^ aW ^S_;^£;_;_;_^_;_;-_^_^^ ;; Mrs. Art, _raym.au came up from Saginaw on Monday to vieit her sister, Mrs. Geo. Mater. Notwithstanding the enormous increase in other revenues received by the state during the* past two years, the tax ievy exceeds by $1,333,281.17, that of last year, and is now over four million dollars. Clare county>s portion in 1902 was $3,722.12, and this year i it is , $5,580,54, and increase of $1,858.42. The King's Daughters will meet next Wednesday afternoon J ai the home of Mrs A. Tatman. An inel '•'otual attempt was made on Sunt*:. % night to break into the Calkins bar. The robbers were evidently alarmed during1 the progress of their work, as a chisel was found, th& next morning which had beeu used to break open' a' window. The fastener had been broken but no' farther damage done.
|Title||1903-10-02; Clare Courier|
|Publisher||A. R. Canfield|
|Description||Friday, October 2, 1903 issue of a Clare, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1895. In 1923, was absorbed into The Clare Sentinel.|
|Subject/Keywords||Clare (Mich.) - Newspapers; Clare County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
|Copyright Permission||This material is in the public domain.|