1908-06-05; Clare Sentinel
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■f ■# ($. S-tabliehea 1878. CI-ARIS, MICHIGAN, IfBlDAf MOOTINe, JUNifl -5, 1908. New Series; Vol.16, Bo» 29 jEjaati C7P i Large-Area- of Fersil© Lands Awaits Trai-for- ^anns. le TH HIGH FARM IS k -TYPICAL EXAMPLE Of What is to Come in the Surrounding Portions of Redding, Lincoln and Greenwood Townships. The traveler passing through Clare county by rail on the Ann Arbor railroad forms a poor impression indeed of the land after passing northwest a few miles from Farwell through Lake George, Clarence, Temple and Pennock till reaching the border line near Marion. But the facts are otherwise than the spectator naturally Ithaca than concludes from the passing view. Nearly all the land of this area is owned by individuals and back from round farming including beet raising and sheep, herding. Col, Church started operations on what isnow the Clover Leaf Farm in 1900, first lumbering. Probably no other man has done more in the way of preliminary advances for farm land along the Ann Arbor froths and is particularly well versed in knowledge of what wild land will develope into. Therefore it was that he took hold of the the railroad settlers are at work and land at Clarence and has kept on de- it f "j ___^„—4*? ;3sS 1 ^ V »r , . ".t-wwyK".,- •"%•; i| y« --—hJHt.'t^t -y^ •"> Redding strongly asserts' that progress must quickly, be in evidence; here. D, W. Holland adjoining iri Lincoln is among the progressives and the Amos N, Snyder tract at Big JSTorway lake just west has also beea the scene of improvements, TJW breaking up of what has been knowri as the Ypsilanti Savings Ban|c land- is the particular thing now needed td inaugurate such changes as sb&li completely transform that communi-" ty over from a lumber to an egricul* tural community. This once done, a town of not small but permanent importance with shipping and market facilities will surely result which wil| give greatly added impulse to all th^ country in east Lincoln west Green* wood and south Redding townships. Lands of Clare county even the poorest, are held by private individ* uals Little indeed is there of state land. Tax sales now are comparatively unimportant. Some 830,000 ana!" more has been received 4uring the past two years from the sale of ta* lands which are now restored to the tax rolls of the county. Everywhere lands are advancing in price. Many a man is holding land designedly, without trying to do a thing except,1 to reap the "good per cent of profit! from the increased value of the land, on the market, and this is one of the draw backs the county faces in its newer portions today. The transition from uncleared- wilderness of cut over lands to^ modern rural community is on in "many communities in Olare county. The rural telephone for example is extending east in south Franklin and north Hamilton townships from Harrison. The story of the transformation .in its details is an uninviting one, but in perspective the change wrought is glorious. Hasten the day when all the land, except perhaps a few comparatively small areas, shall smile with a rich fruitage of agricultural worth in crops, and flocks and herds. SOME BUILDINGS ON THE CHUROH FARM. the remarkable up grade of land prices the past few years is ample proof of the real value of the land. The view at Clarence in particular is entirely misleading. The prospect here suggests little of agriculture and yet from the quality of a large tract of land in the three townships, Greenwood, Redding and Lincoln, which meet nearby, rapid development is inevitable when once certain real estate tangles are unravelled. Most of Greenwood is very fertile soil and cnly awaits development to become what now are such farms as Doty's, Smith's, Budd's, and Crawford's are and what D. P. Laphan is fast transforming section 16 into. It is land in the Clarence vicinity held for speculative purposes that has prevented development such as the richness of soil warrants. The Clover Leaf Farm just south of Clarence owned by Col. N. Church is a prophecy of what is to come. It is 1000 acres in all on sections 35 and 36 veloping it. Now his son Leroy R. has rented the farm and is at work thereon but the old Colonel constantly takes vacations up there logging and clearing. And this is characteristic ofthe man who won military honors in the Great Rebellion and who for years moved in the higher circles of Parisian life that he delights to go back to nature to hold sweet communion with her even in what to most of us is most uninviting—logging and clearing up new land. It is such men who lend inspiration and wholesome lessons to those of us whose lives have been less eventful. Many a man like tbe writer has been charmed out of the hum drum of ordinary life by the simple, unaffected recital of leaves out of this man's rich experience in war as well as in the pioneer days of this part of Michigan. He who travels over the Church farm touching three .townships can not escape the conviction that what ABERDEEN ANGUS CATTLE ON THE CHURCH FARM, Aaron 0. Deremer. After a long illness from paralysis and bronchial trouble A. O. Deremer died at his home at Stevenson Lake May 28 at the age of 71 years, having been confined to his bed since January. The funeral occured from the home Monday in charge of Rev. G. W. Maxwell and the body was taken to Farwell cemetery where attended by a delegation of Clare John Q. Look and Farwell Corning Lodges, F. &A. M., the final farewell rites were said in the beautiful ceremonial of the Masonic order. Aaron O. Deremer was a native of —- Vienna, N. J. At the age of 30 he moved to Michigan and located near Davisburg in Oakland county. At the crisis of the nation he joined the union army and served in the construction corps 1861-5 and experienced tbe meaning of war in a number of the important engagements of that great struggle. Subsequently he engaged in church building and erected structures at a number of points In the state. Finally he located at Stevenson Lake fifteen years ago and has resided in this vicinity since. Besides a widow who survives him after 30 years of married life five of six children survive: John and Mc- Clellan of Bay Oity, George of Pin- coning, Mrs. Wm. Olark of Davisburg and Gladys at home. The death of this old veteran only two days before Memorial Day anew calls attention to to the fact of how swiftly pass from us the old last guard of the Civil War, y Redding, 250 acres on sections one and two Lincoln and 80 acres in Greenwood. At the time of the Sentinel's visit there was 200 acres cleared and seeded, miles ofthe best wire fence, some of the finest, richest velvety grassy-fields, a fine herd of 160 cattle, a considerable number Of which were registered Aberdeen Angus, and fertle areas of crops giving promise of splendid general farming, o Just west of the Church farm lies the much talked of 320 acre Speer farm that didn't beconie a county poor farm as proposed. Recently -.id for 88,000 to Frank Davis of Ithaca it already has demonstrated ito iertxlity and Worth for general all a- he sees then and not what he sees from the cars as he is whirled passed on the railroad is the real truth as to this land and its future. A beautiful trout stream, herds of well kept cattle and pigs, rich wheat fields, fine pasture meadows*, abundant yielding hay fields—such are the future to be characteristics of the country centering around Clarence. The first stage of development has passed. The Second is inevitable. Not merely a few saw mills to clean up the remnants of a glorious lumber country but a rich agricultural community— this is to be the heritages all of which will be contributory in no small degree for the future development' Of Isabella Jurors for June. The next term of Isabella's circuit court will convence June 16. Here are the jurors: Lincoln—Perry Thompson. Fremont—Wellington Robinson. Rolland—Dr. Watley, Broomfield—H. D. Wright. Beerfield~G. R. Clark. Union—Pat O'Hara. Chippewa—Henry Johnson. Denver—Wm. J. Prout. Isabella—M. DonOhue. ' Nottawa—E. N. Smith. Sherman—John Embery. Goldwater—Richard Murphy. Gilmore—John T. Siftoh. Coe—0. Shields* Wm. Johnson. Wise—Malon Burch, Olaud Smith. Mt."Pleasant—E. Girard, H. Simons, J. A. Livingston, A. Myers, W. Welsh, % M. Bayles. Carol of ThanKs We wish to express Our heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during our bereavement, also the L. 0. T. M. for the beautiful floral tribute.—-Mr. FARWELL'S COMMEMCEMENT Class of Four Nobly Acquit^ ' , , .Themselves. Farwell CQrreBpqn.c'aTit The class of 1908 held their commencement exercises on May 29. at the Oong'l church, The graduation class numbered four each one doing credit to himself and teachers by the earnest, toodest, and logical manner in which they rendered their various essays. The program was as follows: March, Hearts and Flowers, Tobani, Kirkbride Orchestra. Invocation—Rev. O. N» Beldin. Essay—Diving for Pearls, Mabel E, Fisher. Essay—"Let ns have Peace, Ethel E. Northon. . Music, Lo ill Du Bal, Earnest Cillett. Orchestra. Oration—Elements of Success, William J, Fishor. Valedictory and Essay—The Supremacy of American Industry, Libbie Wiesman. Music—Blue Danube Waltz, Ivanovici Orchestra. Address—Talk on Korea, R. H. Sidebotham, A, B. Presentation of Diplomas— Pres. J, L. Littlefield. Music—Great Divide Orchestra. Benediction. The first a beautiful musical number rendered by the Kirkbride orchestra. ~ . Mabel Fisher's subject, ''Diving for Pearls'5 was beautifully symbolic of persistence in pursuing a high ideal in life and showed genius and was characteristic of a pure life. Subject of "Peace" chosen by Ethel Northon showed a decided penchant for history and a dislike for the horrors of_ivar, giving as illustrations the Thirty Year's War, and the American Civil War she also showed how arbitration was supplanting bloodshed. The rendition was fine. An oration, Elements of Success, by Wm. J. Fisher, showing that great financiering was not as important as a strong character, good heaitfi", and industry all of which proclaimed that he knew by experience whereof he spoke. Libbie Wiesman's subject, The Supremacy of American Industry, speaks for itself showed a pronounced disposition for the pursuit of knowledge via Current Events, Commercial Geography, etc, She was also valedictorian of the class expressing appreciation to the class patrons, school board, teachers, but leaving the message of appreciation to the parents who had made the grand event possible to the sanctity of home. Miss Wiesman showed decided oratorial proclivities. Prof. Northon introduced his college class mate, Mr. Sidebotham, as "Side" a little pleasantry of college days. Mr. Sidebotham after giving the class a fine talk about the future discoursed at length on the history, domestic straits, and political issues, of Korea, of which place he has been a resident the past eight years. J. L. Littlefield as president of the school board made the presentation of diplomas, gave the alumni a fine personal address. Stating the similarity between the classes of '07 and '08. Each class containing one boy and one girl from the country and two girls from town. The members of the class from the country he congratulated more especially and expressed regret that no village lad Uad graduated for two years. Prof. Northon next made a little plea for parents to do more to encourage the graduation of their children, for a better equipped laboratory, and for a 10 months school term instead of nine months as heretofore, revealing that Farwell's youths were expected to do as much in nine months as others do in 10. The music interspersed throughout the program was indeed fine and was greatly appreciated. The church was packed to its utmost capacity, a goodly number from Olare and neighboring places being present. It was commencement day for the class Of '08, the first to graduate from the new school house. GLARES MIDSUMMER JUBILEE AND LD FASHIONED FOURTH CELEBRATION Arrangements Well Under Way for Big Time Thursday*, .Friday, Saturday, July 2, 3,4, and Everything Free, To Culminate in an Old Time Fourth of 3uly Patriotic Display of the Spirit of'76. The Eagle will scream in Clare this year with all its old time spirit. Funds have been provided and plans so far matured that the eclipsing of all previous efforts is assured. The following representative committees of leading citizens and business men appointed at a meeting of citizens is guarantee of what Olare will do to have a genuine jubilee: Mayor Benner president and chairman ex-ofHcip of all committees. Entertainment and music—S. 0. Kirkbride, W, VanVleet, A. R. Can- field. Ball Games—J. Q. Roode, Kirk Sutherland, F. B. Doherty. Racing—W. VanVleet, Dr. Sterling, D. Ward. Street Sports—J. S, Bicknell, E. H. Waller, A. R. Mussell. License—J. E. Doherty, R. Immick, J. Mason, Publicity—A. R. Oanfield. P. A, Bennett. program of enjoyment for the three days is assured, Bands of music, horse racing, special street attractions! especially for the first two days, street parades, ball games and fireworks will fill out one continuous, round of good cheer. But all is to be free, Olare is determined to sustain her past reputation for thoroughly entertaining her guests when she sets out to entertain ( and there will be no charge for ball games or anything else during the three days. Everything is free. The entire jubilee and gathering of old time friends is to culminate in a genuine old fashioned patriotic Fourth of July celebration with reading of the Declaration of Independence, fife and drum corps leading a band of the boys of '76 and an oration given by one of the leading orators of the state, and all planned in keeping with the ideas of patriotism. Now is the time for our citiz-.ns to Speaker and patriotic program—D. pian the home coming of friends and E. Alward, J. F. Tatman, Rev. G. W Maxwell. Treasurer—J. R. Goodman. Collector—A. R. Mussell. These committees have so far progressed with arrangements that a big a general gala time for the whole three days, With weather conditions favorable a record breaking crowd is assured. Detailed program will follow in due course. GLASS '08 iS NINE, Clare county. Supervisor Fry. of and Mrs. Chris Fisher and family. Glare Special School Ming, ■ A special school meeting of the city school patrons is called to meet at the high school room Friday eve- cing, Jtinel2, '08, at 7:30p. tn. Atthis meeting it will be decided whether or not an addition will be made to the school house/ and a steain heating plant installed. Every voter in the district should be there. Commencement Exercises of Clare High School to Occur June 18-19. Again the month of roses and sweet girl graduates turns our thought to the annual commencement of the city schools. As last year there is to' be two evenings, June 18 to be class day and June 19 commencement proper. G. A, Gearhart of Buffalo, N. Y.-, an orator of wide repute is to give tha commencement day address and on class day members of the '08's are to occupy the evening. The graduates this year include three boys and six girls: Fred Stone, Ava Clark, Belle Alger, Ruth Seeley, Max Pelton, Ella Galliver, Wm. Henderson, Edna Langin, Margaret La Pierre. The year of school work is very generally regarded as one of success while the addition of another teacher for next year with the resulting lengthening of class periods insures still better results in the future. The early margin between suece ss and failure in our young people is such that we are in duty bound to put forth our best effort to start them right in the battle of life. The school is a great help. Let it be the best possibly. Wise Farmers' Oluts. The Wise Farmer's Club to be held at the home of Mr. ana Mrs. James 0. Phillips next Tuesday June 9 at 10 a. m. will have the following program: Address of welcome—James Phillips Response—O. W. Knight. Song by the club. Prayer—Rev. G. W. Maxwell. Recitation—Lewis Patrick. ^ Dinner. Recitation—Clyde Stoy. Discussion—What is the most profitable to raise on the farm at the least expense, J. H. Seeley, A. ,0. Stoy, P. M. Loomis, J. Presley and others. Paper—Mrs. J, E. Mcintosh. Recitation—Mrs. J. E. McDonald. Short talk by Dr. J. A. Reeder. Ladies' topic—From which do we receive the most pleasure our boys br our girls, Mrs. O. W. Knight, Mrs. J. D. Allen, Mrs,fP. M. Loomis and others. Table committee—Mesdames J. H. Seeley, J. Kersey, W. R. Lansing, A. C. Stoy. Reception committee—Mrs. O, H. Lamphere, Miss Edna Seeley. J. Kersey's phonograph at intervals. Eighth Grade Exercises. Dover, Colonville and district three Sheridan united in eighth grade graduating exercises at Dover church Wednesday evening. Harold Knox rendered a piano solo and was encored. Rev. J. B. Moffit offered the invocation and E.» G. Welch sang a solo. This was followed by a most soholarly and inspiring address by Prof. J. L. Keeler- of the Mt. Pleasant Normal?recently appoin^d deputy superintendent o£ public instruction, he taking for his subject, Forces that Win, He plead for the boy, that he be given an opportunity to get an education and this above bank accounts or broad acres. The best crop on the farm is the raising of healthy, educated boys and girls. •Baby Winnifred delighted the audience by singing Come and Meet Me, Sadie, and Nobody Loves Me Now«_ J. F. Tatman spoke on the advantages of a High School Education • making a direct and pointed appeal to young men and women to take advantage Of the excellent opportunities offorded them to get a first class, high school education. Dr. 0. F. Shaw spoke briefly on- the subject, Making a Life. His effort was dramatic and effective, and he was well received by the audience. Comr. E. G. Welch presented the diplomas and Dr. Shaw pronounced the benediction after all had • sung, •America. Under the direction of Geo. E« Thompson the church was tastily decorated with, class colors and flowers were everywhere. John Gardner, the music man, donated the use of a piano, and the exercises Were as a whole pronounced the best yet held in the county. The graduates are: Leila A. Thompson, Josephine Allen, Frank Hampton and Mary Bennett, and many were the gifts they reeeiv* ed. It is to he hoped that every boy and girl who failed to pass the examination this year will be successful in passing next May. I will receive bids for the construction of a race track in Clare. Specifications inay be seen on application. The right to reject any or all bids is reserved. D-. Ward, Pres. Ice cream social at Gleaner hall, southwest Vernon, Saturday June 13, 7,30 p.m. Everybody welcome, 29-p Indians ft Glare 3.' ■ The Mt. Pleasant Indian base balL team came to Olare Saturday morning and were defeated 3 to 0. Morrison and DeVogt were at the points for the home team and there wasn't very much to it but the battery. It was nominally a high school team but several outside players were pressed into service as reinforcements. The Indian team has played a number ot games this season and so the boys feel well pleased at Hfce outcome. The line up for Clare was DeVogt c.» Morrison p., Campbelljts., Stone 2d,. Erhardt 3d» Cuningnant 8. a.* Bogan* Gilmore ,r.j L. DeVogt 1., Forbes, cent. .■■... The Indians played a good oohSls* tent game and by their general bearing Won many friends* Arthur Mussell umpired.
|Title||1908-06-05; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Friday, June 5, 1908 issue of the Clare, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1896. Previously known as Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press.|
|Subject/Keywords||Clare (Mich.) - Newspapers; Clare County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
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