1903-10-08; Clare Sentinel
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r-;./,- ■ 9 *f-* »' 4b % f" % w V !W^5B**WT*?'?W SiJsSSSSs From our Jok Department we execute Plain and Artistic Printing, A Liner In THE SENTI^jIl. vyill Sell, Buy or Exchange almost, anything:/.' Established 18^8 CLARE, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY,AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 8, .1908.' NewSLeries; Vol. 11,No. 46 J Pair Men's Satin Calf Shoes, Lace ♦ 1 or Congress, Plain toe or Cap J • toe, Worth $1.50 per pair to be J J closed out during our Fall Open-1 J ing Sale from J O^tolbor 3rd, j * Ootofc>e>r 17th j I 79c and 99c * J -., _............-...... t t t j SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17. j I ■ - 1— _w * Remember this sale will close Sat- f a '_____=__. % H. BICKNELL & EVERYTHING TO _fl/_3AFt LOW/EST F»RIO_S_3 Men's Suits, at $10 We are snowing an exceptionally large line at this figure—Heavy weight, all wool, fancy mixtures. All wool fancy worsteds in new patterns and extra quality Clay Worsteds in Black or blue, Every one tailored in first class manner. No better values than these can be found anywhere, ' _____ ■ to Men's Underwear. Its about time to think of heavy underwear. Our line comprises every desirable kincl ranging in price from 25c to 1..75 per gar., menl*'. [. Dress Goods. " Fancy Cotton waistings of the newest pat terns in the heavier*'! all-weights per yd. 25c-50c-75c All Wool Flannel Waisting every popular color; an extra quality per yd. * -25c Fine Worsted Whipcord 38 in. wide, Black*; and colors, a big bargain at per yd. , 50c Heavy pure wool Skirting 56 in. wide, Black, Gray, Grreen, Blue or Tan. An extra value per yard only lrQ0 Neptunius waterproof Skirting 56 in. wide, all wool and beautifully finished per yd. . 1.50 Men's Hats. The Nobbiest shapes and newest colors in soft hats. t.OO. I.So and 2.00 MARQUETTE FOR LIFE. V. H. Worden Sentenced • to Solitary Confinement and Hard Labor. MRS. WORDEH HOT GUILTY. Jh Other Cases: Church Gets Minimum of, One Year at Ionia. Hatfield Not Guilty. The Burr murder case was disposed of Saturday ab nine o'clock when," in language milder than that used in sentencing the same man at Mt. Pleasant for perjury a few years ago, Judge Dodds passed sentence on Dr. Varnnm Worden, sending him to Marquette prison for life for the murder of Silas Burr of Lake Station. Monday morning Sheriff Updegraff took the prisoner away to his "new home" and thus Olare and Isabella counties are rid ' of a villan who has blasted so many lives and cost both counties large sums in prosecuting him for crime. During the last two days of the trial the crowded court room at Harrison was the scene of intense excitement. Worden maintained an air of 'injured innocence throughout the trial and worked the sympathy "racket" as much as possible. As the signed statement of his wife, denying the previous~stories she had told, was about to be^ read, he got up in court against the'wish of his attorney and asked the judge to excuse him during - the reading of the statement as he wished to tell the jury the whole unbiased truth when he went on the stand, but he, charged with the crime, had to be present. On the stand iti his own" tlefense, as he told in a strange, incoherent "way his1 story of all his relations with Burr, including the twelve mile ride with the dead body, he presented a pitiable figure but, under the fire of cross examination, his own "words, < admitting his cross-purposes as to Burr, so laid bare the vileness of his soul as to reveal him to the listening crowd as a demon in human form. In his effort to pan;y the probing questions he forgot the part of a harmless old man he was acting and appeared 'pretty well straightened up by the time he had answered questions for two hours. Some of Worden's power as a woman charmer was shown in his wife's statements on the stand. She had confessed that the previous stories she had told, trying to. incriminate Mrs. Burr, were false, but yet she swore to other things not believed by the jury, evidently carrying out the instructions of WOrden. Cross examination brought out-that she had a family of seven children and lived on a rented farm in Ohio, one of her boys working the place, but when the doctor came along she followed him and though in want practically, finally left even her young children to hasten to him at Lake Station. ' The defense placed witnesses on the stand to show Burr financially em- barassed and in a bad mental and physical condition before his death but a little cross-examination of each witness showed the opinion that there was nothing unnatural about Burr's previous conditon to warrant the theory of his death by suicide. The evidence was all-in at a little after noon Frjday and at 2:05 0. W. Peny began his address to the jury, commending Pros. Att'y Cummins for excellent services rendered in preparation of the case and calmly reviewing the whole testimony offered. He showed that Worden flrst said Burr died of heart failure and when coming investigations threatened to knock that out, tried to charge the foul deed to the wife of the murdered man and, when Mrs. Worden's confession overturned that, fell back on the suicide theory. Attorney Quinn for the de fense made a strong plea, appealing to the jury's sympathy, picturing the feeble old man as he fought for his flag and his country. In closing the case for the people Pros,. Att'y Cummins in impassioned oratory mercilessly denounced Worden and, as he referred to the wrecking of the home of the woman at his side, and the destitution of her children now without a mother's care, Mrs. Worden broke down and wept bitterly. Judge Dodds charge to the jury was very fair and at eight o'clock the jury retired to prepare their verdict* Facts since gleaned showed that it required only a few minutes for them to agree on a verdict of "guilty^ for Worden but I it was not till ten o'clock they were I able to agree on a verdict of not guilty Fur Overcoats. If you thing of buying a Fur Overcoat this season it will pay you to see what we have to offer. We have many excellent bargains ranging in price from ~ 13.50 to 30.00. *-_>. & Co New Golf Gloves, We just placed on sale a complete new line of Ladies' and Misses' Grolf (Hoves. New and beautiful colors at 25c and 50c per pair. Domestic Bargains. Medium weitht Outings, light or dark colors per yard 5c •Cindrella Cloths, heavy weight, plain colors 10c Extra heavy Outings 7 l-2c to 10'C Black twill Shirtings per yard ' ljOc Mill Remnants, heavy blue, denium 10c Cotton Batting, full pound roll \10c I Bed Blankets. Cotton or Wool. Cotton Blankets per pr. ■ 50c to 1.75 Wool '• 2.50 to 10.00 __."_»_* LU 1\J.\JVJ ^ D. & Co.--* for Mrs. Worden. As soon as the foreman announced the verdict Worden in a most demonstrative manner embraced his wife, she apparently drawing away, and, throwing off his assumed part of a decrepid old man, jumped to his feet and thanked the jury for freeing his wife but maintain- ing-hisinnocence, and, passing through Clare Monday morning enroute to Marquette, lie was still able to. walk at a good brisk rate. Mrs. Worden left Harrison Tuesday morning for her old home in Ohio. Great sympathy is felt for Mrs. Burr who is greatly respected at Lake Station and by all who knew her. At the trial she bore up bravely but when \ Pros. Attorney Cummins, himself in tears, so eloquently drew the attention of the jury to the need of sympathy for the widow and the children of the "murdered man, she was completely overcome with emotion and had to betaken from the court room. Mrs. Burr is with her two children making her home with her parents at Yassar. George Church was Saturday sentenced-under the new indeterminate sentence law, to Ionia for a minimum term of one year and a maximum term of n fifteen years dependent on the action of the prison board who have special powers for paroling prisoners sentenced under .this law. Deputy Sheriff Green took him to Ionia Mori- day. At the same time Mrs. Church left for Canada. Julius B. Hatfield and Charles Dart were aequited of the charge of stealing a cow. The case against Charles Nelson of Temple and the one against Burt McKerracher of- Clare were continued over to the next term. Elmer Lyon was granted a divorce from his wife Luella Lyon. GLARE-ISABELLA STATE TAX. Asa Did 'em Again! Asa jfichols of Chippewa 'township, who so very successfully worked a number of Mt. Pleasanites for a few odd dollars apiece, didn't appear at his hearing set for Monday at Mt. Pleasant and it now transpires that he had several days before migrated to parts unknown. John W. Morrison went on Asa's bonds for $100 and is now asked, in lieu of Asa and his, oily tongue, to fork over the $100. Meanwhile Asa's tongue is still at large. • Primary Money from State will Exceed State Tax by Several Thousands. State taxes for this year show an increase but there is also a marked increase of primary money. Clare county's state taxfor 1902was $3,722.12 and this year it is $5,580.00.- Isabella's last year was $12,639;,. this year it is $19,024. But from the statement from headquarters we learn that the November apportionment of primary money will amount to $3 for each person of school age and on the basis of the number of such persons last year in each county, Clare county will receive $8,225 from the state and Isabella $21,993 which added to the apportionment of primary money that will come next spring will give a handsome balance the state pays to each of our two counties in excess of what .we pay for state taxes. BONYTON'S PROPOSITION. Grange County Convention. An enthusiastic convention of Clare county grangers was held at the W* R. C. hall in this city Tuesday. Delegates were present from the organizations in Garfield, Winterfleld, Surrey, Greenwood, Grant, the Eagle and Advance in Sheridan and the Riverside grange in Arthur. George Pease of Grant was chosen chairman and Mrs M. W. Wheeler of Winterfleld was selected as secretary. 0. C. Leibrand, deputy organize-;, was present and took part in the Organization and the discussions of plans for future work. The principal business was to elect delegates to the state grange and J. B. Hayner of Winterfleld and Eobert Hutchinson of the Eagle grange were chosen. A county grange, known "'as a Pomona, was organized with Dr. L, L. Kelley of Farwell-as Master, Julius Schaffer of Grant as secretary and Mrs. M. W. Wheeler of Winterfleld as lecturer. This organization has no. fixed place of meeting but meets at intervals with the different local granges of the county for the purpose of promoting the general interests of the order. The first meeting will be held -with the Mt. Vernon "grange at which time the Isabella Pomo__ will also meet there. Clare's Committee Answer with Second Counter-Proposition as to Electric Line. Both Clare and Mt. Pleasant are again considering propositions relative to Col. Boynton's ' proposed railroad from Grand Rapids northeast. Mt. Pleasant is asked to contribute $15,000 as soon as the rails are laid to the city limit. The proposition submitted to Olare is that the railroad con p-ny be furnished right of way free l ■ rough Clare county and be paid $1,000. The. committee, representing Clare, offered to recommend that the' proposition be accepted, provided bonds, satisfactory to the city, be furnishect that the road would be built to the Gladwin county line. Mr. Boynton now has the matter under advisement. Foot Ball Games. The-strenuous game still has a strong hold among the athletic young men of our schools and colleges and not a small part of the general public eagerly read accounts of the games with the big colleges. Clare H. S. team played at Midland Saturday, and so evenly were the teams matched that neither side scored. Saturday they go to Cadillac to play the high school team there and next Monday fthe Mt. Pleasant _Tormal team will play the high school team, strength ened by one or two outsiders, at the ball park In Clare next Monday. The first game" of the inter-school: astic series was played at Alma last Saturday between the teams repre^ senting the Mt. Pleasant and Alma high schools, the former winning by a score of 22 to 0. Teachers' Inspiration institute. A good program is offered for the inspiration institute .to be held in the high school room, Clare, commencing Monday, October 12th,. and lasting three days. Dr. Hoyt at Ypsilanti was appointed instructor but was ii_ able to attend, Supt. 0. B. Holmes of the blind school at Lansing will dome in bis stead. Mr. Holmes was for three years superintendent o£ the Lansing city schools, and is reputed as being a splendid institute worker.. Mr. Lightfoot will lecture in the opera house Monday evening on the needs and neglects of rural schools, his lecture being Illustrated by the stereopticorf, and Tuesday evening Supt. Holmes will" lecture in the opera house on the subject, What the schools should do for the pupil. Tbese lectures are free, and We would like to see the opera house well filled. Everyone is'invited. Com'r Welch has sent a 'circular letter to every teacher in the county whose address he could obtain, and it is hoped every one of them will be in attendance. School boards will do well on hiring teachers to ask among, other questions, "Did you attend teachers' institutes last year?" The professional spirit is well shown this way. Stephens-Harris., Last evening in the presence of a small company of immediate relatives, Estella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stephens, and Fred, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris were united in marriage at the. home of the bride's parents on west Eighth street, Rev. W. J. Hathaway of the M. E. church officiating. The bride is one of Clare's most worthy young ladies and the groom one of our most popular young men. Mr. and Mrs. Harris will begin housekeeping at once on the Harris farm northeast of the city. The best wishes "of a host of friends go with them in their wedded life. - A Fine Store. One" of the neatest and most tastefully arranged stores in "this portion of the state, is that owned and controlled by F. H. Ballinger, in this village. The two departments of this large establishment are filled to overflowing- with choice goods, carefully* selected for his large trade, and a .complement of cotlrteous and obliging clerks,, it is easy, to see how satisfactory results are obtained in. supplying 'his patrons, He aims to keep nothing but the best of everything in the various lines he handles, and to this fact alone, in a great measure, is due the the flattering patronage he erijoys. Careful attention to, business and at the same time an eye single to the welfare of his patrons, has built for him a trade, .of which he" may justly feel proud.—Shepherd Republican. Glare County Fair. Crowded out last week by the Wordeu Murder Case. The. Clare County Agricultural Society held its annual fair-at the grounds in Harrison last week, and even though there was very little advertising matter sent out, and nothing in the line of attractions advertised, considering the weather there was a good attendance, especially the last two days. The races,' put on at the '•eleventh hour" by private' puises were enjoyed, Chan. Lloyd ofGfant taking first prize in the trotting race. A little black mare owned by Mr. Shaffer of Hayes township won flrst money in the running race. The exhibits in the line of grains, fruit's and vegetables were fine, ahd a good deal of stock was exhibited," but Clare.'county can put up a .better fair than was that this year, and the new set of officers promise a better . fair next year. The officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President—A. E. Doty. Secretary—John Quinn. Treasurer—Marion Caner. TKUSTEES.: Arthur—L. W. Sunday. Clare—O. B. Thayer. Frost—Wm. Clements. Greenwood—W. Burnette. L Grant—0. C. Stoll. .Franklin—Chas. Butts.-',-:' •"" Hamilton—Wm> Leaker,- .»"■■ Hayes—B. L. Sphon. • <■ .:' Hatton—W. Boulton. l.-;:i..- Lincoln— Wm. Kube.,,... t, ,ir>* "Redding—E. E. Farnam., *,', Sberidairi—Thomas Hutchinson. Surrey—D. W. Rowe. _ ^ „ ,Sum_erfleld—Wm, Davis, .. .Winterfleld—John Fleming. .. Garfield—Robert Carson. ,,- . Harrison—J. R. Brown. ■ Farwell—L. L. Kelley, ■ < ■ It is very essential that the trustees meet on the call of the president, and with a good man in every township and village or city,'betit on having the best possible fair, bb_ result next fall will be surprising. Good 40-acre farm, 3 miles north ot Sanford, 20 acres improved for MOO cash. E. M. EvATsra, Box 39, Clare, Mich.. 45-13.
|Title||1903-10-08; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Thursday, October 8, 1903 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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