1907-12-06; Clare Sentinel
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KofcaWiohed 18-?8. . OWolal Pap©r pf the Oity, OLAR1, MICHl&kH, FRIDAY MORNING, IJifiUKMBJEK 6, 1907, New Series? Vol.l6,No, 3 Biwawwwi II MOT POOR FAf PP08EO If S8S3E. Kelly &nd Rowe Farms near Far- well Latest Offerings tor Consideration, 4" ® # will the "fvlayor Benner Against Big Poor Farm and Doesn't Want It near Clare. Under a misapprehension some people seem to imagine that the supervisors' committee of five have authority to purchase a new county poor farm and gossip is already going the rounds that tbe Speer farm in Uedding has been purchased. The facts are, however, that the committee have no such authority. They will report their findings to the board of supervisors December 17th &Qd all such purchasing authority is vested in that body. Two additional farms available have recently been brought to the attention of the committee and undoubtedly Chairman Doty of Greenwood will calf the committee together ta go over those properties before its report is submitted December 17th. The two farms in question are the fine properties owned respectively by Dr. L, L, Kelley and D. W. Rowe near Far- well. So far as can be gathered the comittee individually to date favor the Spoer farm near the railroad at Clarence but what their final^ report will be is yet to be determined. A M$tHtli£y Seat authority expresses the opinion that the Speer property not be purchased. The official proceedings of Osceola board of supervisor shows interesting facts beariagon the Olare county poor farm proposition. During the past year forty-six inmates were maintained at an average cost of 81.89 each per week. Olare county's contract with Keeper Coitof the poor farm is that he receive S2.50 per week for each inmate. Additional to that •'extras" are frequently allowed The figures given in the supplement in this issue show what the poor farm costs.. They do not, however, show the average cost per inmate. Mayor Benner of the board of supervisors is opposed to a big poor farm. He argues that little if any work for actual farming can be done by county poor farm inmates and that to hire farming done, especially for the county, will prove a losing proposition. He favors a commodious county poor home with a few acres of rich land available for gardening purposes whereon sufficient garden truck can be raised to keep inmates busy during the warm months. He would like to see some such site chosen some miles away from a town so that there would be no temptation to lounge around streets and other places. He is also opposed to locating it near Clare. Says he, "I don't want to see the Brewer farm purchased for a count} poor farm. I would much rather see it farmed by private individual as it has been all along. I don't want to see the poor farm located anywhere near Olare." Joseph Hudson of this city who has through many years developed one of the finest farms in the state looks at the matter much as does Mayor Benner. He argues that if he finds it a poor proposition to rent his farm or have some body else work it it certainly is a poor proposition for the county to go into farming on a big scale. Some opposition is heard from Harrison trying to raise the sectional issue. But the chairman of the board of supervisors is a north county man, the majority of the investigating committee are north county men and there seems to be no good reason for injecting this issue into the discussion. The committee and board of supervisors should strive to give the county a reasonable county poor farm policy. WE.NEED HOWIE-GROWN DUKES AND COUNTS POOR IEST1E1T, Mew Creamery at Mt. Pleasant Closed by Sheriff After Yearand a Half. The plant of the farmers' Oo-Opera- tive Creamery Co., a new organiza- apvt which started about eighteen months ago in opposition to the Isabella Oounty Creamery Co., was seized by the sheriff for a'debt aggregating over S<£,O0o, which is se- eujred by chattel mortgages and stockholders' Indorsements. Many of the farmers in the ttnmlty are losers by being holders of unpaid cream cheeks and it looks as though an assessment on the stock ■will be necessary to meet the outstanding obligations. A Paris Paper Figures That American Girls Who Have Married Foreign Title? Have Taken Nine Hundred Mifiion Dollars Out of This Country* iPLE DEPOT TILL Robbed of $160 by Ernest Hunt and Under Sheriff Lloyd Lands Him in Jail. On his return from sapper Monday evening agent J. H. Russell of Temple found the contents of his till, some 8160 missing. Notifying under Sheriff Lloyd strenuous search for the culprit was begun with the result that Tuesday morning Ernest Hunt, a young man twenty-one years of age, was arrested, the money secured, the agent made happy and the young man handcuffed taken to the county jail at Harrison. Entrance to the part of the depot, where the till is located was effected byway of the ticket window, exit being made through the freight office. But in leaving the building the footprint was left plainly in the 'snow where none drifted to cover it up. This proved the undoing of the culprit. Under Sheriff Lloyd reached Temple on the late train and he with the agent at once started on the trail that took them hither and thither, some distance in the country and finally back to the young man's home. On arresting young Hunt a part of the money was found on him and the rest of it recovered from its hiding place in a swamp. The young man's hearing is set for December 9th. Better Attandancallieflefi.' A few words to the patrons of the public schools have been in my, mind for some time but possible good reasons for absence and tardiness have caused the delay. At this time, I can see no excuse for absence and tardiness except late breakfasts and sickness. Sickness cannot be wholly avoided but it can be lessened by more careful conformity to what we know to be the proper care of our bodies. The report cards are intended to make the parents acquainted with the student's progress and attendance. Parents should note that irregular attendance has about the same effect in school as ill other business, and should strive to give the children the habit of* promptness in the pursuit of their work. The standings could be improved very much by more study by the family lamp. While I do not believe it adviseable tor Students to study late at night, I do believe that all high school students doing all of the work of a grade should prepare at least one lesson at home. Some of the best students of the school study at home and it seems only fair that others should make an effort to do: the work of the class. J. Q. R. Poultry i?Jotjc6." All those holding A. T. Pierson poultry contracts bring poultry to Clare December 13th and receive contract price for same. On account of ear over loaded we were unable to take care ot all poultry brought itt at last shipment but will do so December 13th and pay contract price even though market is away off. * A. T. PiersOfl. AFTER FIFTY-SIX YEARS. Government Survey Stake Thoroughly Preserved* Trees Increase on Jack Pine Plains. While surveying at the Olare-Miss- aukeecounty line in Winterfleld township last week County Surveyor Johnson dug up a piece of the govern- •ment stake set fifty-six years ago as sound as the first day it was driven. It was a piece of tamarack audit was driven just at the edge of Cranberry lake. The preserved portion was down two and half feet in mud and water and hence was entirely preserved. Probably this particular stake had not been located before since the government survey was made. Mr. Johnson also finds increase of trees in certain localities of the so- called barren plains. The government survey in some cases shows tbe Surveyor in 1842 going one or two or even three chains away for a witness tree where now trees several inches in diameter are growing close by the survey stake. This would seem to indicate increase of plant life On the areas known as "jack pine plains" during the lasthalf century. iborab Hart-PMlllps. Deborah Hart, daughter of Orlean Hart, was born in 1835 on the 30th day of November in the township of Thurlow, Ont. She was married to Lester Phillips in 1853 and remained in Canada thirty-four years moving to Michigan in 1887. She was converted when sixteen under the labor of Nathan Howard, uniting with the M. E, church. When she came to Michigan she united with the Free Methodist church. She passed away November 25th 1907. She leaves a husband and was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive her and they will mourn her loss. * » »» •Program of the meeting to be held at the home of S. McJames December 10th: Song by club » Prayer by Eev. G. W. Maxwell • Welcome by S. McJames Eesponse J. fl. Seeley Dinner Song by club "Recitation or reading by Mrs. L. M. Converse Subject for discussions* How Shall the elub be made more beneficial and entertaining, C> H. Sutherland, P. M. Loomis, W. J. Maxwell and others Song Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Badgiey Ladies' subject, Which has the greater influence on the world the woman In publio Or the woman in the home; Mrs. S. E. Macintosh, Mrs. J. H. Wilson and others, Eeceptioa by Mrs. Geo. Snear, Mrs. James Hersey. Table committee,Mrs. J. H. Seeley, Mrs. C H. Lamphere, Mrs. G. W. Maxwell. NORTH MSI! USE. Homesteaders and Purchasers of State Land Settling up r-fonh Winterfieid and Summer- field. A glance at a Clare county map in- ( diCateB-considerable area of U*. S.j government land in the northwestern: part of Summerfield township and j not a little state, land in the adjoin-i ing northeastern part of Winterfleld,' During the past season, however, homesteaders* and purchasers have been active and a number of settlers j have already locatedthere while others have made arrangements to go! on in the spring. These people have j some means to enable" them to start j out on new land and they give evidence of being able to carry out their undertaking successfully, The land whereon these settlers are locating is much of it, more or less sandy with a good clay sub-soil. A good deep furrow tarns up some clay. Many good workable farms will develop. People are learning thata seeming barren wilderness of former pins sand land with day sub-soil becomes a splendid farm country when cleared, ploughed and planted. This is recognized on the Johnson ranch in Hatton and these north county settlements show recognition of the same fact. The next few years will doubtless witness the development of large tracts of this kind of land in various parts of the county whereon little in the way of farming has yet been attempted. In the northwest part of Winter- field there is the finest kind of heavy land whereon there is or has been almost entirely hardwood. Development here is going on rapidly, A new school district has been organized during the paBt year and school is now being held in there. There is splendid opportunity for immediate future growth in this part of the township. Now there is a sense of newness about things but the locality bids soon to be a good substantial farm community like the up-to-date communities centring around Grandon, Winterfieid and Austa schools. Eat lore Candy. "Give children plenty of pure sugar, taffy and butterscotch and they'll have little need of cod-Hveroil,"says Dr. Woods Hutinson in the Christmas Woman's Home Companion. "In short, sugar is, after meat, bread and butter, easily our next most important and necessary food. You can put the matter to a test Very easily. Justleaveoff the pie, pudding or other deserts at your lunch or midday dinner. You'll be astonished to find how quickly you'll feel 'empty' again, and how 'unfinished the meal will seem. You can't get any working man to accept a dinner pail without pie in, it. Aud he's absolutely right. 'The only thing that can take the place of sugar here is beer or wine. It is a significanfe.fact thatthe free-lunch counters runin connection with bars furnish every imaginable thing except sweets. Even the res- turants and lunch grills attached to saloons or bars 6ften refuse to serve desserts of any sort. They know their business! The more sugar and sweets a man takes at a meal the less alchol he wants. Conversely, nearly every drinking man will tell you that he has lost his taste for sweets. The more candy a nation Consumes, the less alchol, "The United States government buys pure candy by the ton and ships it to the Philippines to be sold at cost to the soldiers in the canteens. AU men crave it in the tropics, and the more they get of it, the less 'vino' and whiskey they Want. "In fine, the prejudice against sugar is born of puritanism and stinginess, equal parts. Whatever children cry for must be bad for them, according to the pure doctrine of original sin; besides, it costs money. I know families in the rural districts yet where the head of the family groans over every dollar's worth of sugar that comes into the house as a sinful and 'unwholesome' luxury." me Course Tiekets $.78. Nat. M. Brigham in illustrated lec^ ture on some phase of the west is the next number of the lecture course at the opera house December 13th. "Nothing more artistic and eloquent ever given from our platform," says G. H. Turner, Supt. of Old Salem chautauqua. Tickets for three remaining numberer of course 73c, single admissions 35c. Fancy grapes, large bananas', sweet oranges, Italian chestnuts, New Bog- land walnuts, New England nigger toes, Cape Cod cranberries, new cabbage, sweet potatoes', purple top bagas, Burmuda onions, new comb honey, strained honey, maple syrup, Kayo corn syrup, mustard palad, fine olive?, little Qaaker peas, little Quaker corn, Owosso tomatoes, Puffy's sweet cider, Law- ton grape juice, Elijah's manna, Chase & Sanborn's Seal band coffee B$c pound, 500 tea m pound and half pound packages the best oa earth only 50o pound. When in need" of anything in the grocery line give us your order. Your Grocerman axnes BOTH 'PHONES. msmxmtsm»» DOINGS OF GIBGUIT COURT. Mills of Justice in Operation with with Judges Dodds and Searle in Charge. Two trials were on at the same time an courthouse at Harrison Tuesday, Judge Dodds presiding in the court room and Judge Searle of Gratiot in the county cleric's office, Wednesday Judge Dodds went to try certain cases at Ithaca leaving Judge Searle at the helm. Disposition of cases up to yesterday afternoon is as follows: Frank Gilman found guilty of assault with intent to commit rape. Sentence stayed till December 16th to prepare motion for new trial. District No. 9 vs No, 6, Arthur submitted on briefs. Two Sheridan township road cases, supplementary return order issued and submitted on briefs. L. D. Clark vs. Mabel Clark, divorce, taken under advisement. E. W. Fairbanks vs. Maude P. Fairbanks, divorce, the request of neither party granted, Buie B. Bahcock granted divorce from R. W. Babcock. Frank Barton and Maud Jones Vs. Magulre Beaulieu, continued. Motion for new trial in Allen vs. Kube case involving clover huller burned in Mr. Kube's barn, taken under advisement. VERNON FARMERS For Graveling Road South From Clare-20 Teams Yesterday. Under direction of Oomr. Asline farmers from various parts of Vernon have been hauling gravel this week from the Clare city gravel pit to gravel the state road south from Clare. Yesterday twenty teams were hauling and the work had progressed south of the Perry farm, one mile south of Vernon hill. It is said that it is expected this fall to continue this three miles south. The road has been from time well graded and gravel on the heavy clay is all that is needed to give a fine road. mm mm The supplement in this issue contains the proceedings of the board of supervisors for the session of the week commencing October 9th, These supplements are furnished us by County Printer Aldrichandweare j>aid by the county for for folding them in with the Sentinel. That ia all we have to do with their publication. But they contain valuable information, even though reaching the taxpayers rather late, and every citizen should seek the fullest information concerning the county government. December 13th and 14th, Friday and Saturday, there will be a sale of fancy goods, also home made baked goods and candies, at Derby's furniture store, under the auspices of the Ladies' Auxiliary. IMBaUJtfPEBWS. Items of Interest in the Hustling Agricultural County. John E. Doughty, the Nestor of Isabella newspaper men, died at Mt. Pleasant last week. Central Normal students turn joyfully from football to basketball. Their team is swifter at the latter. An old faBhioned revival is in progress among Gilmore Methodists with a dozen converts Sunday evening. Herrickites are busy handing out bouquets to their young people for successfully boasting to secure a new church organ. 'Tis a dandy, Mt, Pleasant Presbyterians had services for the first time in their fine new church last Sunday. The fine, new brick structure represents one of the strongest church organizations at the County Seat. "Friendship is the vine of life,"* eays Mr. and Mrs. B. Eady of Vernon, Thirty men with fifteen teams gave them a bee last week with the result that 200 loads of manure were hauled out and ten acres ploughed. In sin- cerest gratitude the host and his wife served the supper that followed* Gleaners, Society of Equity, Grangers, Beanery Organization—these four with incidental rivalry hither and thither in the county between couplets of them makes it evident that the average Isabella farmer's most admirable strength is also his weakness They are so independent they can't get together and stay together very long for any one purpose. Miner Demondhas-finished the putting in of six steel and concrete bridges across the north branch of the TittabawasBee Salt and a portion of this stream called the Loomis Creek all in Wise township. All are put in substantially and permanently on concrete foundations and with ample fiowage for storm floods. Two are eighteen, onetwenty, one twenty-one, one twenty-six'and one thirty foot span. The work moved along smoothly the entire Bix weeks and no hitch or kick was registered, with full acceptance of the jobs,—Tribune. Hest6r Bsitia, Carl Yek who has been working in Detroit for some time has returned home- V- Jesse Bessie and A, Keaome to Clare last Monday. Quite a few in this -neighborhood- have been on the siek list for th& past week. Alfred Clark was a caller1 in .North Arthur last Thursday. The social at the Bessie schoo house Wednesday November 27th was well Attended and every body had a good time. A fine program was rendered. "The Sweet Family" was a principal feature of tbe evening. Proceeds were S8.05. The members of Nester Arbor, A* O. O- G., will elect officers at their next regular meeting December 14th, Charlie Kleinhardt and Miss Nina Spigelmire of the Brown attended the social at the Bessie last Thursday evening.
|Title||1907-12-06; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Friday, December 6, 1907 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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