1909-12-31; Clare Sentinel
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r IstuMished 1878. CLARE, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY MORNING, BEOEMBMR 81, 1909. New Series' Vol.18, 2?o, 7 \f\ JACKSON MGK BUZE.jMBS. F. MAYERS DEAD. re at Early Hour Wednesday Morning-Telephone Girls Carried from Building. mike is1erI4.oqo.oo Originated in Photograph Gallery from Unknown Cause. With the thermometer way down -early Wednesday morning the Are alarm sounded for a fire in the rear of the Jackson block, gutting-that portion of the building before it was extinguished. The night operator, Miss Jennie Tibbies, at the Michigan Telephone Co, offices in the Jackson block and her Bister, Miss Emily, of Shepherd who on a visit here was spending the night with her, discovering smoke in the rooms 'phoned the fact to Manager Broderick and to Mr. Jackson and soon there were doings. But tbe smoke increased so fast the girls were glad to thrust their heads out of a window and wait for help which arrived in tbe persons of Mr. Broderick and Burt Greer. They utilized a ladder without waiting for the girls to complete their toilet, carried them to Mussell & Son's drug store where tbey were cared for not much the worse for the exciting and cold experience. The fire when discovered was just burning through the Krantz ceiling from above in the Nedry & Johnson photograph gallery. The fire department turned three streams on the blaze but it was difficult to get at tbe fire between the ceiling and roof so that much of the building was water soaked and the rear badly gutted. The losses are „ J. A. Jackson, building and fixtures, S4,000, insured. Nedry & Johnson, studio, S500, insurance S300. Mrs. A. S. Eraintz, S300, no insurance. "5 Michigan Telephone Co. slight damage. Service interrupted for al few hours. Mr. Jackson is already at work re pairing the building. ss Farmers' Club. Estimable Wife of Supervisor Myers of Arthur Succumbs to Tuberculosis. At tbe farm home of supervisor Frank M. Myers of Arthur township December 23 occured the death of his wife, Edith May, after a' long ill- jo-ess from lung trouble. ■ Sad indeed Was the funeral procession on Christmas day that W6nded its way to the Arthur town hall where Rev. Quinton Walker of Clare preached the sermon. Interment in Arthur cemetery. Edith May Spearing was born in Ohio August 18, 187?. She came to Michigan in 1003. She was united in marriage to Mr. Frank M.,Myers Nov, 18,1900. To this union four children wefe given. The four children with the husband are left to mourn their loss; she leaves besides these her "aged mother, two brothers and one sister. Mrs, Myers was a womon of exam- plery ohaaacter. She was a loving wife, ("an indulgent mother and a true friend. There'are many who will never cease to mourn and miss her. Much sympathy is there for the husband and tbe children ranging in age from two to eight years. Win. D. Wallace. Tonkin Corespondent. After a long illness from Bright's disease W. D, Wallace died December 23, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Oradit, in Arthur, at the age of 82. The funeral occurred Monday from the Brand school,. Rev. G. W. Weidman conducting, with interment in Oherry Grove. Deceased was born in New York in 1828. In 1856 Miss Eliza Bingham became his wife, she dying 15 years ago. Seven children came to that union of which these survive: Mrs. Wm. Oradit of Arthur, George of Detroit, Henry and Ernest of Howland Lake; also 17 grandchildren and four great grand children. In 1884 the family moved to Olare county from Midland county where they resided for 25 years. A faithful christian worker and member of the Church of God for over 20 years, he bas gone to join his in their reward. The following is the program for the Wise Farmers' club to meet with Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Stoy in Ease Vernon January 4, 1910: Call to order ten a, m. sharp. Song—club Prayer—J ameB Philipps Welcome—A. O. Stoy "Response—J. H. Hersey Recitation—Mrs. O. Church Dinner at 11:30. One p. m.—Song Discussion—Law enforcement and, is local option a success?—M. E. Johnsou, Mrs. S. McJames, Mrs. Wm. Badgley, J. Y. Johnston, J. F. "Tatman. Question box in charge of J. H. Hersey. Recitation—Clyde Stoy Seleot reading—Mrs. J. H. Wilson Reception—Mesdames Fred Philips -and Frank Wahl. Tables—Mesdames J. D. Allen, Geo. Snear, J. Hersey, E. L. Potter, L. E. Mcintosh. Everybody welcome. Bring baskets, $300.00 Prizes During 1910. During 1910 we will give away $300 worth of prizes free of charge. Watch our advertisement next week. Gardner & Allen, Clare. 7p. Wanted—Elm, Black Ash, Bass- wood, Birch and Hard Maple, 12 to 16 foot lengths. For particulars see D. Ward. 7tf. Sears Roebuck & Go. Hi!. Sears, Roebuck & Co., the mail order house, has been ordered by tbe courts to say S13,750 to Obarles Stickney &Co., of St. Paul for fraudulently listing gasoline engines. Tbe first trail gave 810,000 damages but on appeal it was raised to S13.750. A 2% horse power engine was listed as a 3-horse power engine, etc., giving them S15 to S20 gain on each engine by the fraud. They wanted Stickney & Oo. to make the same frandelent claims in their catalogue. r This was refused. Hence the suit and damages for fraud. Old Poor Farm Hot Poor For Spuds. Engineer W. J. Holmes brought to the Sentinel office samples of the potato crop grown by Thos. Ooit on the old Clare county poor farm. The variety is known as the "Farmer's Friend," and the six potatoes average one and one-half pounds eacb. They are firm and smooth. Mr. Coit raised 300 bushels the past season. These specimens are on exhibition in the front window at this office. tern mi Poultry Wanted. Prices for butter fat are: Cream delivered 37s*. Highest market prices paid for poultry. Mich. Creamery Oo., Olare. IHE IM'MSEK <1 f lo:oo. 11:30. 12:00. 1:00. 2:00. 7:30. 10500. 11:30. 12S00, 1:00. 2s00» *7:30t Winterfield Town Hall January 4th FORENOON Building Up Soil Fertility Discussion ■ \ Dinner. AETERNOON Tha Farm Dairy Discussion - - EVENING What it Means to be a Farmer E. O. Ladd J. B. Hamer, John Fleming E. O. Ladd Miles Davis, Grant Howard E. 0. Ladd Arthur Town Hall January 5th FORENOON * " E. 0. Ladd S. A. Leitner, Jacob Myers Building Up Soil Fertility Discussian - Dinner. AFTERNOON E, O. Ladd Win. Rhode-*-, Wm. JEtilborfi, John Balsley EVENING What it Means to b& a Farmer . * -. ■ - E. Q# Ladd The Farm Dairy Discussion SAYS 1909 TO 191 The Old Person—t wish you all kinds of prosperity during your term of office, bub, but I want to warn you this year's job is a fast life. In just 12 months or In about 8,760 houro, you will be wearing a tong gray beard, spectacles on your nose, a -seven-dollar black suit badly wrinkled, weigh The Old Year and the New "Seven—eight—nine! Do you hear that?" asked-the old clock in the corner. "Here it is a full hour after your bedtime, and yet you sit there staring into the fire!" In front of the fire sat an old woman—gray haired, wrinkled, feeble. The voice of the clock did not disturb her. but as she^watched the fitful flames, one could have read her thoughts. "But it's excusable on this night," continued the clock, in soft tones. "Heigho! but it's the last night of the old year! Three hours more and we are done with 1909. You and I are jioing to watch the old year out together. Let's see? How many years have I seen come and go? Forty—exactly forty with this one. That's a long time, long time." The woman rocked gently to and fro, and by and by the clock suddenly called out: "What, tears in your eyes!" Come", now, but that's no way to end the year. We are thinking of the same thing. Yes, he was a good and loving husband, and I'll say this for both of you, that I never heard an unpleasant word between you. It is 12 years since he died. I could only look Into his face as he lay on his dying bed, and if ever heaven sent its light to lead a soul across the dark valley it was given to him. I remember your tears and moans and sobs, and you prayed that death might come to you as well." The woman wiped her tears, an"d there was a feeling of suffocation ao she let memory bring up the events. '"Eight—nine—ten!" called the clock after a while. "How time does fly! I distinctly remember striking the last hour of 1903. Let me see! Some onej then wept with you at that bedside. There was a son and a daughter. Ah! now I recall their faces—their gentle ways—their loving words. Two years latter there was another death-bed, more wails and sobs, and I saw the pall-bearers as they carried the daughter's body out of the house. It seems as If the last blow must crush you, and I well remember saying to myself that it wouldn't be long before you were called to go." ' The woman choked back her sobs. about sixty-five pouhds, and carry around one of those glass thingumbobs they have In the kitchen to time the egg boiling. And some will be sorry, others glad, that you are then ready to be succeeded by another fat little infant labeled '"1911." and her lips moved as if she were speaking the names of her dead ones. For many minutes her reverie was unbroken, and she heard not the tick- tack! . tick-tack! of the steady old clock. "Nine — ten — eleven!" suddenly called the clock. "The son? Ah! how absentminded I have become! Well do I remember the day a woman with a pale face and frightened eyes opened the door and handed you a letter, which bore the insignia of death.-You opened it with trembling fingers, and next moment you were like one dead. There were days and days when you hovered between life and death, and I, for my part gave up all hopes. Died in a„ foreign land; buried among strangers over the sea. It was a blow aimed at a heart twice broken." The woman covered her face and moaned In anguish, and the clock continued: "Don't grieve so, the dead are at .rest forevermore. Life's mistakes may need to be washed away with tears, but the dead reaped their reward. You are old and poor and broken, but who can tell what new friends the new year may raise up for you? I cannot tell you to forget the past, for a mother's heart ever goes out for her dead, but the new year may have more sunshine. Come, now I am about to strike the old year out and the new year in. Let us greet the new with a smile of welcome as I count—ten— eleven—twelve—a happy New Year!" The woman did not move. "Heigho!" called the clock: "We have left the old behind!" Her hands had dropped beside her, and her head had fallen. "Dead!" clicked the clock, as tha last faint echoes of his bell died away. Being and Doing, It is said, "To be good is the way to be happy," but to be good and to do good is the way to be happy. What a happy world this would be if an would do the best thing for themselves, If all realized that the only way to get out of life Is to put into It, that the way to receive is to give, and the only way to bo helped is to fee helpful, and the way to gain life is to lose it for others, and the way to go up in to go down, for "The meek shall inherit the earth." "He that humhleth himself shall be exalted." It MS petty to live for self, it is grand to. .live for friends, but 'tis glorious to jllve for mankind, and, as one has, I Bald, "The only way to work for God Is to Work for man." Rn-r For Sentinel subscribers paid or paying one year or more in advance there is a choice of fine assortment of calendars, no two alike—as long as they last. First come first served. This offer, of course, also applies to new Subscribers. In recent months the Sentinel's'home subscription list in oity ahd rural routes he,s inoreaoed but there are still those in the territory who take ao home paper and we would like to send them the only Ai-irJffOMB-PBiirt" paper in Olfcre county. OFFICERS ELECT 1910. Various Organizations Select Their Leaders For the New Year. GILMORE GRANGE. Atthe election Saturday evening with refreshments served the following officers were selected:. Master—J. E. Gamble' Overseer—G. A. Pitts Lecturer—-W. L, McNeil, Steward—Wm. Gamble Asst. Steward—Jessie' Brasington Chaplain—Hattie Gamble Treasurer—Frank Rawson Gate Keeper—Geo* Mclntire Graces—Mesdames Pitts, Grimm, Randolph <* L. A, S.—Mrs. Suylandt. OLARE M, fi. SUNDAY SOHOOL. The annual meeting Tuesday evening showed a large increase in attendance, all bills paid and money in the treasury. The current expenses amounted to ,S120, missionary offering $40 and a good amount added to the building fun d, Officers elect are: Supt.—O. A. Reading Asst. Supt.—A. E. Moden Secretary—J. A. Seeley. Treasurer—Mrs. L. Shafer Librarian—W. H. Hitcncock Primary Supt.—Miss Mamie Howes JJLBst. primary—Supt. Mrs. W. H. Hitchcock Organist—Mrs. E.A. White Missy. Dept. Supt.—Mrs. A. 11. Mulder Sec. Mis. Dept.—Ethelyn Hitchcock. CLARE'S MODERN WOODMEN C—A. R. Oanfield B.—A. L. Rogers A.—T. J. J. Walker Olerk—J. S. Bicknell E.—T, B. Hirb W-—W. J. Dwyer S.—Thomas Smith Physician—F. O. Sanford Manager—J, E. Doherty GARFIELD GRANGE Master—W. J. AHey Overseer—W. M. Clark Lecturer—Mrs. Flora Alley Steward—Oscar Schemerhorn Asst. steward—George Scott Chaplain—Mrs. Belle Sanborn Secretary—Fred Martin Gate keeper—L. Martin L. A. S.—Mrs. Effle Martin. Graces—Mesdames Anna Oman, Eliza J. Robinson and Oalisfca Scott. MT. VERNON GRANGE. At the annual election a committee of five was chosen to finish the lower part of the hall in time for installation, at which an oyster supper for all will help "put in" the ofHcers as follows: Master—Wm. O. MoEay Overseer—Geo. Herring Chaplain—Ohas. Northon Secy.—Mrs. John Asline A$ Steward—D. Malcolm Treas.—Lewis Hales D. K.—H. Ackerman The Graces—Mrs. W. White, Mrs. E. Northon, Maud Denton L. A. S.—Charlotte Northon Chorister—Walter White Organist—Mrs. J. Northon Librarian—Lewis Hales. Com. or janitor—Jarvis Northon and J. Asline Insurance director—John Northon Fence agent—M. E. Brewer. Bolts Wanted. We will buy all kinds of basswood and hardwood bolts delivered at onr mill, Clare, or on cars on the .P. M. or its branches. For prices and specifications oall at A. 8.. Rhoades' store. Rhoades ■& Shafer. 3-4 DR, L !.. KELLEY MARRIED. Stole a March on His Friends- Announcing He Would Spend the Holidays with '^_, His Daughter* Farwell correspondent, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bradbeer announce the marriage of their daugbter, Ida May, to Dr, L. L. Xei*- ley December 22, 1909, at Akron, Ohio. The bridegroom who is none- other than Dr. Kelley, our physician, statesman and supervisor, stole quite a march on his old friends,*going, as- they supposed td visit relatives, and is now with his bride touring the- sunny south. His friends whose nanie are legion, wish them every success and happiness and a safe and speedy home, coming. Farwell E. S Hinds spent Christmas with* his mother at Alma. Mrs. Chas. Stinchcomb spent Friday with relatives at Chippewa. Mrs, Earl Hatfield of Gilmore is- the guest of ber mother, Mrs. Estes. Mrs, H. Estes .left on Friday for Flat Rock where she is visiting relatives. Ohas E. Beldin of Alma College- visited Farwell friends the past- week. A. A. Powell spent a few days the last of the week with Freeland relatives. Farwell men who are working at Pennock spent Sunday with their respective families. Mrs. Wm. Richmond left WedneB- djy for a few days' visit with Alma friends. ,Miss Mannie Wallace of Bad Axe i& the guest of her sister, Mrs, J. B- Harris, and family. Miss Ethel Saxton spent the 25th. with Loomis relatives, returning Monday accompanied by her cousin„ Miss Persus Palmatier. Miss Bessie Richaf ds who has spent- several months visiting her cousins, Mrs. F. Babeock and W. O. Fuller and their respective famlles, returned to her home at Milan. The Farwell Woman's Olnb metr Wednesday with Mrs. F. Shepherd.— Life and works of Hawthorn and Poe were ably discussed and narrated by Mesdames Wait and Shepherd respectively.—Refreshments were served. The F. & A. M. and R. A. M. held their annual installation of officers- Monday night, December 27. The auspicious event was witn esssd by a- large audience who, after the cere- many gave themselves over to a good sociable time. Refreshments were served by the O. E. S. To Our Customers. Instructions received from Harrison Heading Oo. to discontinue buying bolts. But we will buy your 38 inch bolts including nice elm 7 inches, and up, and 42 inch bolts 8inches as. usual and basswood 40 inches long: down to 5 inches. For furteer information call at the store, B. E. Delong, Loomis- At Olivet December 26 occurred the death of Mrs. Chas, Waggoner* formerly of Dover, at the age of 54* death resulting from dropsy of the heart. A husband, one daughter and three sonB survive: Mrs. Ohas. Whit- lock of Olare, Claude Waggoner of Tacoma, Wash., Chas. of Stonewall,. Miss, ahd Paul of Olivet. The funeral occurred on Tuesday. —+**d*^a*w>w» if-- • /.va*J^?>i-»rtrw-tJ--flir» Ja m ■ *^JS*«*',^'-^r*Ss3i*!-i*g.''.
|Title||1909-12-31; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Friday, December 31, 1909 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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