1902-01-02; Clare Sentinel
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Established 1878. OLARE, MICHIGAN', THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 2, 1902. New Series: Vol.10, No. 6 Stamps given until July 1902 Call for Stamps Give Discount Stamps ffiicknell ^Brothers ^Pre^Snventory <uaie Is now in full blast. See large bills for par- 8 ticulars. If you are not on our mailing list let us know. J#ll Clothing at 40 per cent off*, dCad/es* Capes and jackets 40 per cent off eCadies', Children JSj 7/fisses Shoes at wholesale, REMEMBER YOUR STAMPS. ckne Kr New Premiums arriving every day. I S6fl00lo DEPARTMENT \ The winter term begins Monday, January 6bh. That the difficulties of last year retarded school work is plainly evident in the low standard of many of the grades. The writer has found tbe work thus far, even in the new school building, as Durdensome as it was last .year, but everything has been so adjusted that with tbe new year there will be steady advancement. The first grade has not always been properly warmed since cold weather began. On that account many par- 'A- ents kept their children out of school. Tbe contractors have made some adjustments to the heating plant and in the last week of school when the temperature was from zero to eight below any room in thejbuilding could easily jbe warmed up to summer heat It is very desirable that all first graders be regular in attendance from now on so that the teacher may have a chance to bring up their work. Last June through the various grades twelve pupils were promoted on trial. Of the twelve two were put back, six are doing poor work and four are keeping up the average of their several grades. About thirty pupils were not passed last year but a half ®t those very thirty are now the ones who do poorest work in their classes, A( It would seem that the plan of promoting on trial is a poor one in-most <sases. The main thing is to have a pupil abreast of the best in his class in the first years of school life so that ibis enthusiasm may help him over the hard places. Does your child study school books out of school? it Is not designed that pupils below the eighth grade should do any stud ying out of school hours under ordinary circumstances. But #ood healthy children's books and papers along with good robust play with jother right-minded children within «asy reach of the parent should minister to the freedom of childhood. In the eighth grade a little studying should m done outside of school hours while |n the high school considerable work jokust'be done with daily regularity to keep up the standard required for an average high school student. ^ Thus fat there has been practically UO marring of school property. Child ren take pride in the appearance of their schools. But it requires constant watchfulness to prevent the misuse of ink. The man is the product of heredity, environment and his own will. Let us help the child to the very best associations and thoughtfully train him so that his will may be strengthened; for heredity having already been determined at birtb it is through his environments and his will only that we can help the child to become the man we wish him to be. Philip A. Bennett, Supt. Joseph A. Brayman. After intense suffering for three weeks, Joseph A. Brayrean passed from tbis life early Tuesday morning at his home four miles south of Olare. Deceased was born in Argile, TST. Y., sixty-one years ago. For the past three years he has resided wich his wife on O. B. Thayer's farm where he died, the cause of bis death being Bright's disease and a cancerous condition of the kidneys. Besides a devoted wife he leaves one son, Arthur. The funeral is held this afternoon from the M. E. cburch, Bev. W. J. Hathaway officiating and the remains interred in Cherry Grove cemetery. The bereaved wife and son have the sympathy of all in their affliction. Ex-President Hayes and the Farmer. It is told of ex-President Rutherford B, Hayes, while attending school at Kenyon College, he was in the habit of taking daily walks into the country with two intimate fun-loving companions. They frequently indulged in repartee with people on the road, and on one occasion met their match'. In an old garden they saw a man whose patriarchal beard suggested the following joke: One of them doffed his hat and called, "Good morning, Father Abraham;" the next said, "Goood morning, Father Isaac;" while Mr. Haj es not to be outdone called out,' 'Good morning, Father Jacob." Ignoring the outstretched hand of the latter, the old man said with dignity: "Gentlemen, you are mistaken in the man, 1 am neither Abraham, Isaac, nor Jacob, but Saul, son of Kish, who was sent out to seek his father's asses, and lo! I have found them." HUMOROUS POSTMASTER. Mr. Spencer, of Lawndale, Writes to Postmaster Dickerson. According to the reports of the first assistant postmaster-general, Postmaster Dickerson receives the lamest salary of any man ■ in the business in Michigan, and the postmaster at Lawndale, Saginaw county, the smallest his stipend last year being $67.84. James E, Spencer, who is the Lawndale official, has writen to Mr. Dicker- son congratulating him on the fact that "we are the heads of our respective classes in Michigan." Mr. Spencer's letter is dated at St. Clair, and he says that to clear up any mystery as to how he is doing business in St. Clair and drawing the magnificent salary at Lawndale, he wishes to explain. He sold thg general store at Lawndale, which he conducted "in connection" with the postoffice, and tendered his resignation; but it has not been accepted. He fears the department knows when it has a good thing and won't let him go. His successor in the Lawndale store is his deputy, but Spencer finds it disturbing to his salary to make a trip there each quarter to swear to his reports. Seeing that a postmaster had been fired for expressing pleasure over the death of the president, he was tempted to make such a remark, so he could be bounced, but he was too loyal at the last minute. He asks Dicker- son to write to Teddy and tell him that he (Spencer) is the stiffest Democrat in the woods, and waiting for a third chance to shout for Bryan, to see if this will not get his dismissal. He thinks it might up here, although he knows it wouldn't south of the Mason and Dixon line. In conclusion Postmaster Spencer invites Postmaster Dickersdn to visit him at St. Clair, and says he. will open a box of sardines on the occasion, "It will be impossible for me to come down and see you until after next quarter, as 1 cannot make another draw until then,'", the letter ends.— Detroit Evening News. Lost. Between M. E. church and the P. M. railroad Saturday a roll of bills amounting to 880. Liberal reward for return to W. M. Lynch, east Eighth street, Clare, Semi-Annual * Clearing Jackets, crapes, Furs, Flannel Waists, Dressing Sacques, Wrapper^ Dress Goods, Waist Patterns, Underwear, Handkerchiefs, Millinery, Oyercoats, Duck Coats, Mackinaws, Etc. At Reduced Prices }avy dc Ci ompany By Rail to South America. Linking the oceans by means of an isthmian canal and linking the continents of the new world with strands of steel are engineering enterprises that are certain to be numbered among tbe achievements of twentieth century progress. If the continents are to be severed by cutting a great waterway through the strip of sand and rock tbat now unites them an inter-continental railroad is all the more necessary to carry out the pan-American spirit and to bind the republics of the new hemisphere into a closer union. It was natural that the pan-American congress, which was held primarily for the purpose of promoting friendlier and closer relations between the countries of the two Americas, should give substantial encouragement to the inter-continental railroad project. Nearly all of the South American republics are nearer to Europe, commercially and socially, than tbey are to the United States. Their people are foreign to us in customs, language and ideas. Many of the South American delegates to the pan-American congress at the Oity of- Mexico had to make the journey to that city via Europe or Hew York, The railroad is the great promoter of continental solidarity as well as commercial intercourse. The Mexican railway has brought the Republic of,; Mexico so close to the United States that it seems almost a part of the Union. i As an engineering enterprise the inter-continental railroad is perfectly feasible, and as a commercial enterprise the work of joining the two great continents of the western hemisphere is sufficiently attractive in its possibilities to engage the. interest and attention of capitalists. The proposed railroad, in fact, would contain no greater mileage than the Northern Pacific or Union Pacific, and the engineering obstacles are not so greatf;as those encounterd by Russia in the building of the Siberian railway .—Record-Herald. The Old Silver Dollar. How dear to my heart Is the cash for subscription. When the generous subscriber Presents it to view; But those who won't pay We refrain from description, For perhaps,,gentle reader, That one may be you. The marriage of Miss Elfrieda R. Bruske-and Auston S. Graham took place at the home of, the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bruske, 719 North Fourth avenue, Wednesday night. The bridesmaid was Miss Naomi Hales, of Bay City and the best'man, JOhn Killen, of this city. The officiating clergyman was Rev, A. B. Sutcliffe, of the First Methodist Protestant church, The out of town .guests were Mr, and Mrs, F. H, Cogswell. Mr,, and Mrs. Graham have gODe to their home at 1115 Litchfield avenue. , West Bay City.—Saginaw. Evening News, Miss Bruske has several friends in Clare who will be glad to receive this news. Senator A. J. Doherty was in Sagin- naw, St. Charles and Lansing this week. Owing to a flood in Pennsylvania and a scarcity of miners it is almost impossible to get soft coal for the power house. The railroads have a clause in their coal carrying contracts to the effect that in case of a shortage they use all coal coming from the mines necessary to keep them going before delivering to individual concerns. Mr. Doherty is now obliged to use wood as fuel until such, time as coal is more easily obtainable. Mrs. Doherty accompanied the Senator on the trip. Shears no bigger than a pin is one of the exhibits of the skill of a Sheffield workman. A dozen of these shears weigh less than a half a grain, or about the weight of a postage stamp. They are as perfectly made as shears of - ordinary size/ Debtors in Siam, when three months in arrears, can be seized by the credit^ ors and compelled to work out,their indebtedness. Should a debtor run away, his father, his wife or his children may be held in slavery until the debt is cancelled. There is a plant in'Jamaica called the life plant, because it is almost impossible to kill it,- or any portion of it. When a leaf Is cut ofl and hung by a string, it sends out white,<thread^ like roots, gathers moisture"from.the air, and begins to grow new leaves. One horse work harness for sale E. A. White, tf.
|Title||1902-01-02; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Thursday, January 2, 1902 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;|
|Copyright Permission||This material is in the public domain.|