1902-11-13; Clare Sentinel
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.^.^r^^M^iw,?, •fHMjg&ri -.=..- '* jnhk- VAwiVi" ii ../ ^ r',F- - -"-./if 15stahlisliedl87$ CLARE, MICHIGAN! THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER, IS, '1902, New Series r*Vol. 10,No. 51 See the new styles in Men's Hats at 1,50,2.D0 anil 2.50 B New line of Gent's- • Ties now ready for inspection. Special in All Wool Dress Goods, new patterns, about 15 different styles, regular 25c a yard, to close out at 15 Cents Per Yard Storm Serge, unfinished worsted, 54 inches wide regular 1.00 a yard-to close only ' - 75 Cents Per Yard Angola Zibiline Suiting, the finest black suiting on the .market, regular price 2.00 per yard, to Close Out 1.50.Per Yard, We carry the best Selesias, Cambrics ahd Canvas on the market. Price fr°p 5c to 40c Per Yard. All Colors/ Domestic Bargains. Heavy, dark Outinga and Mill Remnants of heavy, light colored Outings, p- worth 7c at per yard wu Unbleached Cotton, heavy weight, smooth finish, worth 6c, per yard Ladies' Heavy Fleece Lined Hose, ribbed top, cheap'at 15c, Our Price lOc Per Pair Ladies' All Wool Gray or Black Ribbed Hose 25c Per Pair Bed Spreads in white, blue, yellow or pink, regular 1.50 spread Going at 1.29 Each Finest line of Light and Dark Outings and Fleece Lined Wrapper Cloth in the county. All Price?. New' Jackets and Walking Skirts arriving every . day. Any style garments made to order. Bicknell Bros Overcoats, Ulsters and Reefers for Men and Boys. See our line; it will pay you. _ _ .J* L GRANT TOWNSHIP. A Sketch of the Conditions of Development as They Now Exist. The community immediately nortli of Clare is known as the German settlement. The road whicb is a continuation of Clare's Main street, extending five miles north, passes through the midst of it. Today this community presents a good example of the" thrift and industry by which Clare county is being developed. Immediately north of the city the land is swampy, then rough but improves farther north, until at the five mile corner we find ourselves in a very productive and fully cleared farming community, extending eastward to Dover. ' Just north of the city Chris. Ehr- hardfe has recently purchased ten acres ' and is proceeding incidentally to clear it up. In due time he will build a home there and transform the land, regarded as fit only for the deposit of refuse, into a garden. North of the Tobacco river Julius Schaffer has an eighty acre farm, the larger portion of which is already under cultivation. Proceeding northward we find Alexander Lowry's, George Pease's, Wm. Bauder's, Dr. Carpenter's, George Geibe's, Henry Grover's, Elmer Hal- stead's, B. M. Johnson's and Mr. Yarkow's farms, each in different stages of development but all gradually being improved, changing what but recently was a wilderness, into fruitful farms. At the three mile corners J. Gar- shaw lias cleared up nearly .all of his" forty acres but many stumps still call for removal. He began with but little sixteen years ago and has by industrious hard work developed hjs farm, At present he is siding up liis resi deftce. Likewise Otto Garshaw on the west side Started in the woods and " now has'a home with much of his forty cleared. On this corner also -*' Christ. Heusehele is lapidly developing his farm, having cleared most of the eighty he owns. He and his sons are now engaged in pulling stumps and Showing what relation industrious hard work hears to farm development. /£»> On the road west John Garshawis do- 5c " Extra heavy Blue ifl!* Denim worth 15c, per yd 1/2" -Extra heavy Cottonade Pants Cloth,, good colore -j ru worth 25c, at per yard I tf u Heavy, Gray Cotton AC- Blankets, 50x72-in, per pr TUli Dress Goods, * , TWO SPECIALS. 36-in fine, half wool Worsteds, black and colors, -j ft- 25q value, at per yard I Ob A new 'line of fancy stripe Waistings, handsome j Qi, colors, 25c value, per yd 13b Infants' Bonneits. In White Cashmere and China Silks, an entire new line rainging from ^ 25c io $1.00 each. Davy & Ca Everything to Wear. Lowest Prices. Monte Carlo Jackets The demand for this popular style of coat has been so great that it has been almost impossible for us to show an extensive line. They come in one day and are sold the next. '.We have just re ceived several new styles that, are extra values at $10.00, $11.50, $12.50 Men's Furnishings (X5TALEY MPS;CO JJ}ilfRS.ME«ts' rwffi wo,,; <50UT/iB£ND,lNO. I Automobile Coats .. We are showing some special valueB in these popular coats in black, castor and brown, $10 $15 $18 27-inch Jackets Knit Underskirts, . A complete new line ranging from . 25c to $1,50 eaofi. Fine all wool Kersey rnercer- rf^ gT ^\ f% ized linings, black and castor \&K*J9K_JKJ Extra heavy Kerseys, Satin throughout,, new Kimona sleeves, pearl buttons, I $6*50 •Special sale of Trimmed Hats, begining Saturday, November 8th, at Millinery $179 Each Davy & Co. Undershirts $1.25, $f.50, $1.75 Drawers $1,25, $1.50 Overshirts $1.00,. $1.50, $2,00 Sweaters. AN EXTRA VALTJJ3. Men's heavy wool Sweaters in gray, blue, red and black with stripe neck and (M f|f* bottom $liUU Qtherstyles5flctO$3eaCll Hats and Gaps. $!,50\&$2 i New shapes in soft hats The biggest line of Caps we ever offered, Special values at. 25C fO $1,00 I ing his part in the transformation of the country while over near the' town hall Ludwig Timm has already done his part, clearing up forty acres. Not far away Carl Kiplinger is similarity employed on an eighty. Going on north we ind Martin and Michael Himes, Fred Ludwig, Fred Eschenweg and Carl Belling, each on a small farm where improvments are in evidence, the farm of the last named all cleared and in striking contrast to what it was sixteen years ago when he started in the woods. At the.four mile corner stands the Ran- dall school, a substantial frame structure. To the west P. Bowler has a good eighty while across from him Carl Stoll has a well developed farm of 160 acres. Mr. Stoll began here in. I860 whe n there was only a foot path east and west and when no road- had yet been opened up to Clare. With practically no money to start with, he has kept digging way until today he has a good brick residence and his farm well under cultivation. - Proceeding north from the school, we find Gotleib Noss who but recently started out for himself. On the east side farther north Elias Eiegle has a good farm of eighty a*cres. lie is one of the old settlers coming into the county thirty-two years ago, but being an old soldier is unable to work very hard. He loves his farm and prefers working it) rather than to let. it. Across from him W. B. Lyons owns eighty acres, settling there twenty years ago, and now he has half of it cleared and a good home besides. "Jacob Noss' farm of eighty acres shows clearly what ten years' of hard work will do. In 1892 when ho took possession none of tlie land was cleared, but he .has kept industriously at it and today he has^a-good farm cleared and stumped. With a residence, good outbuildings, a nice flock of sheep and a herd of cattle, Mr. Noss is a type of what industry will accomplish in Ciare county. . . . At the five mile corners James McKay bas some fine land while not far off Eli Cross has made his contribution to the general result in the development Of his farm. Here too Chris. Krell has a fine farm of 120 acres on which he has been about eleven years and now eighty acres are cleared with only a few stumps remaining. The soil is clay loam and not broken. There is an excellent residence on the property with barns and other necessary buildings and a windm.Hl. As the visitor wanders over this farm he can but think of what a change in the appear- ence andf ruitf ulness of the country will come when all the land from there to Clare shall be cleared up and stumped as is Mr. Krell's farm. * TO a casual visitor this country north and slightly west of Clare suggests the possibilities of hard work. But to the keen observer it is in the midst of marked development. The enterprising industry of these people, referred to above, is slowly but surely transforming ib into a good farming community. Black stumps and blackened logs are slowly disappearing. Dwelling houses, and barns and rol- ing fields are coming into existence. Cattle and sheep and crops are increasing. .Already three of the farmers, Messrs. Schaffer, Belling and. Stoll, have a registered short horn bull and •propose to improve the grade of their stock. There are other facts that will have a contributory influence in the development of this tract of country. Just on its western edge lies tbe valuable marl deposits of the Clare Cement Company, where an extensive cement plant is soon to be erected. At the recent meeting" of the board of supervisors $350 was appropriated for the improving of the road extending* from Clare northward into this community. It is, therefore,* inevitable that this compartively new country will go on developing and finally bring rich returns to those who have so industriously been transforming it from a wilderhess to a well-to-do community. IN THE GREAT WEST. Detroit Free Press—-The state campaign just closed Is the fourth in wbich D. E Alward, Olare, bas acted as secretary of the Republioan state committee, and all of these have been successful for his party. Mr. Alward is informed on the politics ot every county in the state, bis work is methodical, and bis services are considered very valuable to bla party. A Pen Picture of the Trip of Five Clareites to Washington. Seattle, Wash, Nov. 2nd. '02. Dear friends,—It was October* 28th that our little company of five (R. Lamb, Milton Lee, W. E. Mayhew, my mother, Mrs, Holbrook, and tbe undersigned) left on the Ann Arbor north to explore the-possibilities of the great west and, thanks to J. J. Kirby and the local A. A. agent, Mr. Axford, we got through without delays or stopping over. Frankfort, Lake Michigan, Manitowoc, across the prairies of Wisconsin to St- Paul, where were we arrived on the morning of the 30tb, were the flrst steps in our journey. Thence over the Great Northern with a train in two sections of twelve and eleven coaches each crowded with passengers, we prcc jeded directly to Seattle. On westward we go. So great are the distances and everything in nature is on such a magnificent scale that the human eye cannot .appriciate the glories' of what it sees. Here and there we catch glimpes of beautiful scenes as we go whirling by. Lake Winnebago, Green Bay, Devil's Lake, even from the fleeting train, appear as visions'of beauty While the Minnie- haba falls near Minneapolis but suggest the grandeur of nature's strangeso moods. * Across Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana into Washington state the train carries us. What a greati expanse pf country I The prairies of Wisconsin are raonotonoi% Minnesota abounds with beautiful lakes.* , North Dakota wheat fields now look uninviting. Northern Montana is rough and wild. But so clear is the atmosphere that distance seems well nigh annihilated. Hills that appear to be only a few miles distant, we are told, are- one hundred miles away. Human (activity is evident but ever and anon are great expanses of land With no sign of human"habitation. True, there are cities here aad there but starling indeed iS' the conception of the possibilities of what shall oe whsn the resources of this vast area shall be developed even as southern: Michigan is developed. V ■ Vs. What a contrast as We passed from northern Montana into Wasbiheton, The one was barren while the other is all hustle and push. Spokane Was the first important city we reached and it is one of the finest I ever saw. Soon thereafter our route lay. along tbe Columbia river, that wonderful sheet of water that after,'many windings breaks through the mountains and flows into the Pacific. Here indeed was ever changing scenery of winding river, canyon, mountain and valley. On the one side a level country stretched away in the distance while on tbe other massiverocl-*-- -ind mountains cappedNivith snow, stand out against bhe horizon. Wan windings hither and thither and through tunnels, we cross the Cascade mountains. On we go pass Snohomish where some of Olare people are booked for. Seattle is a wonderful business town and a great shipping point. At the docks we saw some fine boats, among them TJ. S. transport, Warren. Indeed her<? we are confronted with the fact that in buildings and many other advantages the' West can show the the East plenty of good ideas. So far we like Washington very much. We yisited Otis Halstead and my son, Ray, in Seattle and both are doing well and like the country. After a short visit with my brother we jro into the mountains and elsewhere to explore, to look around. Truly yours, H. H. Holbrook. A Grange In Grant. » The organization, of a Grange for Grant township was "completed at the town hall last Tuesday evening in the installation of officers under the direction of G. C. Leibrand of the Mt. Ver non Grange, as follows: Master,—Carl Stoll. Secretary,—Julius Schaffer, jr. . Overseer,—P. Bowler, Treasurer,—Julius Schaffer. Lecturer,—Theodore Bowler. ' At this session twenty-four additional members received --the obligation, making the total now forty.. The next meeting will be held next Tuesday evening and it is expected that'others-will be added at that time so that the total will be brought up to 100. FARMERS' INSTITUTE. Meetings in Winterfield, Sheridan, Harrison with Round-Up at Clare. The farmers institute is now a recognized institution for Olare and northern Isabella counties. The meetings in previous years have been productive of good results and arrangements have already been "made for another profitable series for this year. N. P. Hull of Dimondale is the state speaker for the different meetings and will discuss the following subjects: "Potato Culture,'"'Crops for Mixed Farm," "Selection and Feeding for Beef," "Profitable Pork Production," "Cultivation and Rotation of Crops." His efforts will be supplemented by- other speakers, making tbe meetings of such practical value to our farming communities that each community will have a large delegation at- such meetings as can be reached. The following' are the dates and locations for the meetings which are to begin at ten a. m: November 18—-Winterfield. November 19~Court House, Harrison. November 20—Town Hall, Sheridan January—5-6, '03 (Round-up) Clare. Arrangements have not yet been completed for the" round-up meeting in Ciare but in due time announcements will be made as to speakers and complete program for that occasion. Ic is proposed tojmake 6tock exhibition an Important part of that meeting. A number of farmers have Signified their willingness to bring some of their cattle here at tbat time' and we think this matter ought to be pushed. There is a marked disposition with some of our farmers to improve the grade of stock in this vicinity. Within a radius of ten miles of Clare a considerable number "of registered cattle may be found. To have our farmers see some of the best stock can but be helpful in stimulating In them the desire to have a better grade of cattle on their farms.. It is geuerally conceded that Michigan does not produce such high grade cattle as some- of her sister states ahd what we, of north central Michigan, can do in this matter will he helpful not only to ourselves but also to the whole state. The officers Of the organization . for Ciare and "northern Isabella are: President,—J. L. Littlefield, Farewell; sec'y,—A. R. Canfleld, Glare; treasurer. —P. M. Loomis of VernOn. These gentleman have labored industriously to make the best possible arrangements and we bespeak for the farmers that interest in and support for the meetings that they shall make them ever more successful than heretofore, District Conference of M. E. Pastors. .The conference of the M. E. ministers of the Big Rapids district last week at-the M, E. church was well attended. Stewards representing the various charges also met.and held a business session.transacting business relative to the assignment Of the Presiding elder's salary among the different charges. The meetings were all pronounced good. The Thursday even ing meeting was particularly good at which time Rev. Armstrong of Cadillac gaye a fine address on the Evangelization of the world. The address by-Rev. Dutton of Mt. Pleasant on Education was one of the finest things given in Clare for some time. The ministers present were a jolly company in spite of supposed ministerial airs. Rev. W. J. Hathaway had made arrangements for entertaining the visiting pastors and Clare people freely recleved tbem into their homes. The conference was most helpful. Many favorable comments were heard on the paper presented by Rev. George Varion of Rosebush. . It was one of the most scholarly efforts of the conference- The conference was a splendid introduction to the evangelistic eec-vi*^- ces now in progress at the M. E. church, 3 * The Christmas number of the Now Idea Woman's Magazine, will offer many featvres that will prove of practical and timely value during the coming holiday seaon. "Christmas Presents for Men;" "How to e'nxeTcalii a Christmas House Party;" ^Inexpensive Gifts for" a Christmas1 Tree;" "A Childffin's Party for. Christmas," will each and all add tbeir Quota fcb the general interest of the book. The contents will be brilliantly illustrated, both In color plates and in black and white, and the regular utilitarian por* tiQ.r-4.wIll excel previous effort's.
|Title||1902-11-13; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Thursday, November 13, 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;|
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