1904-03-24; Clare Sentinel
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i, fk,« - ^-^-^ - ™-"qg?*ppj'!<;fi*3p«w«;"'#^>?- 4 &»»^»»AffigiainBBgtMi^'taM*»*iiMaJ«to (ittf^TTSittW "i Sf* i THE PEOPLE'S PAPER, ^irmrniwiranBfiii^^ 104 SUBSCRISERS OH * ONE i f.'b. B0DTE.: Established 1878 lunmmmnilri GLARE, MICHIGAN, ^THURSDAY AFTERNOON MARCH, 24, 19C4. •NewSeries: Vol,12,No» 18 Velpur , 3Tapestery ail colors only 49c per yd. jfrrivt'ny Waily. 54 inch Tapestery all colors only 49c per yd. I % ew KJUKS. Quality, Better. Prices Lower. Good all silk'taffeta all colors. 48e Fancy silks short lengths were 1.00 only per yd. . '50c Yard wide taffeta's 98c, 1,25, 1.50 Waterproof taffeta 36 in.' wide wear guaranteed only 1.50 Yard wide Peau de Soie 1,25-1.50 Regular 2,00 !' " only 1.50 Crepe De Chine silks for waists • all colors 4 yd. patterns per yd. 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Wide embroideries 37£c-49o I New 0 Ginghams 8c, 10c . and 12Lc The Store that saves you money and Guarantees Satisfaction. Wm. H. Bicknell & Co. All over Laces and Embroideries. I I OLD RESIDENT GONE. John W. Harris Departs this Life at the Age of Fifty-eight. After an almost continuous illness of more than. a year, and only six weeks after the demise of his wife, last Friday morning, March 18th, J. W. Harris passed to that unknown land beyond the reach of mortal ken. The funeral occured from the home Sunday,'his pastor^Eev. W. J. Hathaway., speaking words of consolation to the sorrowing family and the local Maccabees, of which order deceased was for many years a member, escorted the" body to itslast resting place in Cherry Grove. John W. Harris was a familiar figure in Clare these many years and enjoyed a very wide acquaintance among the people of this locality. It was in 1880 that he moved his family here from Armstrong, Ont. His early life was spent at Strathroy, Ont., where he was a cabinet maker and tinner. On coming to Clare he embarked in the grocery business and throughout most of the time occupied the corner store across from the Calkins. Ten years before locating here he married Alwi&a Lane of Leining- \oh, Ont. To that union were born one daughter and two sobs,—Mrs. S. Bogardus, Clyde C. and Ered B. Three brothers and one- sister also survive—T J. find A. D.. of, Amherst, Ont,, J, P. of Bad Axe and Mrs. L. Oliver of Essex, Ont. Not only was John Harris well known in business and social circles in .our community but he also took no inconsiderable part in the administration of the M. E. church here. Joining by letter, he was the first year elected superintendent of the Sunday school and during the twenty-four years was not a little of the-time at the head of the school. He.also occupied various other church offices of trust including trusteeship of the Big Rapids Campmee'ting Association grounds at Reed City. A prominent citizen has gone from our midst but the best of his life will bear fruit in the lives of those who remain to take up the work he laid . Sown. " SOLDIER AND PIONEER. At the Ripe Old Age of'83 Joseph Shunk Answers to His Last Muster Roll. Tuesday at his home in 'this city Joseph Shunk, one Of the old settlers and "prominent citizens of Sheridan, township, bade earthly friends farewell and xeported for duty at headquarters at 'Camp Eternal. His .comrades, some of the old' guard of the boys in blue, will tomorrow afternoon escort the body to Cherry Grove and there, voicing a nation's requiem for her honored dead, will lay him away to rest beside his son. ' - ■ Joseph Shunk's career is one of interest. A member of a family of twelve all born in the same house, six were ushered into being as members of the French nation and six 'of- the German, for during the Napoleonic wars,of the early part of the nineteenth century, the boundry line^ separating the two "countries passed through the home. When eighteen he left his native land and settled in New York state. In 1853 ho married Esther Cook and two years Jattpr they located.near Lansing. v In 1862 Mr. Shunk enlisted in the 24th Michigan infantry and in the. batt e* of Gettysburg was seriously" wounded in the back of the neck, 'and he carries the rebel bullet to the grave. He was also wounded in the lower l£g. In 187*7 he located' on section sixteen in Sheridan township when -there were but fe\y settler in the township and they the only family'on the section with theirnearest neighbors a lumber camp one and one-half miles away. - A home was carved'out Qf the wilderness and the 160-acre farm now te>tifles to the industry of those-days of struggle. Besides the wife, who was devoted to him through all the years^two sops and two daughters of the five children still survive—Mrs. Wm. Baker of Lansing, George of Sheridan, Mrs. David Mutton of -Beaverton and' Tudor at honie. i ., ,. ',-. . Mr. Shunk as one of the old, pioneers was widely known, here. Delighted in his home and farm He. was a typical product of those days of hardship, and struggle tliat brought us the blessings we now enjoy, Not in vain were the deeds of the heroes who preserving to us the Union and" everywhere let honor be done to such as he whose demise fye chronicle, CONSOLIDATION SUCCESSFUL Northwest Wise well Pleased with the Union of two School Districts. * At a recent meeting 'of the' Wise farmers'*club the consolidated school district and its school in northwest Wise township was a principal subject of discussion. This consolidation plan is an experiment in this part of the state and the experience of an intelligent-body of farmers is worthy of consideration at a time when there are many advocates for improvement in our district schools. •At the meeting in: question a number of farmers and their wives sjpoke freely of their opinions based on the experiences of the last two years and there was practically unanimity in favor of the present single school with two teachers in place of the previous two distinct schools each with one teacher. The old'schools were one and one-half miles apart. At the .time of the consolidation many residents in both districts,"known as the Kidd and the Herrick, were dissatisfied with existing conditions. Both districts had to build new schools, and circumstances arose facilitating a union of the two. The district now comprises about ah area of eight sections made up of six whole sections and five half.' sections with here and there some small, areas cut out for those who desired to.be set over into some other district. The whole plan was worked out by the people themselves with little, if any, help from' Outside advisers. Infacfc-the Consolidation was" an evolution of necessity. During the school year 1902-3 there were 100 persons of school age in. the district and of these ninety-seven were- enrolled during the year ahd during three months of the year there was an average attendance of about Ninety/ Eor- the present school year, the school census gives 107 persons but no figures are yet at hand as.,to attendance. In general it is true that "very many have been kept away on account Of *roads and cold and sickness. In common with nearly all country schools in this part of Michigan, school Conditions have been ujosatisfaotory fcWs year; r OPENING EXHIBIT OF t \STYLISH ! A I J MILLINERY \ 4 > ,."*.. Wednesday. March 30th, and continuing through- j out the week. i Davy «& Company] ** 4 % The expense of running the consolidated school is about the same as for running the two seperate schools; a little more is required for supplies. The same teachers are now in charge as were in the two Schools and they both most emphatically favor* the present plan. In the two years there has been no change of teachers. No one now thinks Of less than nine months *of school per'year while previously it was hot always thus. The children of one family having farthest to go are as regular as anyin attendance. The school building was not made large enough. . The four lower grades are'taught by one teacher and the other four by the Other tettcher. • There is a marked increase of pupils in attendance in the upper? grades ahd with more pupils' in each class much more enthusiasm exists. ■"■».■' * John Lansing, a former member ot the old school board, is of the opinion that the present plan has practically no disadvantages as compared with tlie old plan, W. J. Maxwell, a director of one of the old districts and tne director of the new district, -said to tlie SemI'inbl, "I regard our school as near what tfie country districts need as we can get in the present development of school matters. Any ordinary farming country, fairly well developed," can conveniently combine .eight or nine sections into one district having a school population of about 100 and with two teachers give its child- ren'a good common5schobl education. I do not favor township high schools. Those whocompleteagood course in the first eight grades can go to a high school in a nearby town, A township high'school would require the transportation of pupils io and from School.; The cost" of this' would be too great and in weather like that of the past winter.would.be entirely impractical. Parents would not permit their child- ren'to go miles away with such storms threatening as ia the past winter, I am well pleased' with our school dis; trict as it now Js, but; of course/in the light of experience many improvements could be made." .''•' Well settled , communities with School conditions that need readjustment will do well to exaniine for themselves the Herrick plan "before carrying into effect any changes in the way of building new school houses, ;.*.-. . NEW MILLINERY STORE Easter Opening March 30, 31, and April I. : Mrs. G. W. Forward cordially invites the ladies of Clare and vicinity to call and inspect her Fine Stoock of .Millinery on the above dates. I handle a line of ready-to-wear hats, bridal'illusions and confirmation-veils. Remember the place, Ground Plpor, Jackson Block:. / CORCtlALLY YOURS, ; • ^-. MRS. G. W. FORWARD. tcr-m *" II. in. u 33 -■jt ■ /■■ n u uftwoodie.
|Title||1904-03-24; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Thursday, March 24, 1904 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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