THE IONIA DAILY SENTINEL.
MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 1894.
The Greenville schools have been closed on account of scarlet fever. The disease is so mild that people have not used any precaution to prevent contagion.
The Ionia fair opens next week. Prepare to attend and make it the best of all.
A petition is being circulated to raise money to help pay the special assessment for paving Depot street from Main to the D., G. H. & M. depot. One hundred and thirty dollars has been subscribed due to the generosity of local businesses and citizens.
G. F. Faude today purchased of J. E. Justice corner lot at the corner of Jefferson and Main streets, 155 X 95 feet, known as the old Stephen F. Page property. Consideration $1,800. Mr. Faude expects to build immediately.
Two conventions, soldiers’ and sailors’ picnic, and minstrels, made the day a lively one. There were a large number of old soldiers in the city today. The hotels had their hands full today. The circuit court was handicapped by conventions this afternoon. Palo post G. A.R. made a good showing as they came into town today. Ten or twelve wagons, carrying the old soldiers and their families arrived at about 10 o’clock, and went to the fair grounds.
Lapham of the Belding Banner attended the senatorial convention today, also W.E. Pilkinson of the Belding Star, Editor A. L. Bemis of the Carson City Gazette, Maj. F. R. Chase of Smyrna, delegate B. J. Lowery of Howard City, Mayor E. R. Spencer of Belding attending the democratic county convention.
The meeting of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ association on Wed. was a pronounced success. A basket lunch was the order, but floral hall was made ready and tables spread at which most of them were seated and it was a most happy and enjoyable dinner party. Stilson’s martial band put in an appearance and furnished appropriate music.
SPORTING NEWS. The Overman Wheel Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass., makers of the Victor, the best and most favorably known bicycle, have entered the sporting goods trade, and will hereafter manufacture a complete line of such goods as base balls, base ball bats, base ball gloves and mitts, tennis rackets, tennis balls, tennis nets, footballs, football suits, boxing gloves, athletic and gymnasium shoes, sweaters, etc., The aim of the company will be to have Victor Sporting Goods as widely known as Victor Bicycles, and they guarantee better goods than are now offered by other manufacturers. Any article bearing the Victor trade mark will be as good as it is possible to make it, and all athletes and lovers of outdoor sports will welcome the advent of Victor Sporting Goods.
WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 24.—A special to the Eagle from Woodward, Okla., says that the cattlemen and Cheyenne Native Americans near there are at war. The settlers in the vicinity are moving their effects into town and the citizens are arming.
APPLETON, Wis ., Sept. 24.—Mrs. Herman Schneider, middle-aged, apparently died. The body was laid out and preparations made for the funeral. Some friends, noting the body in the coffin had not become rigid, decided to apply tests as to whether the woman was really dead. Ammonia was held to her nostrils and she revived. She has since been semi-conscious but seems to be gaining strength. Hopes are entertained of her recovery.
PRINCETON, Ills., Sept. 24.—John Wailan of Ladd, a rioter, was found guilty in the circuit court here and Elizabeth, his wife, was found not guilty. Wailan, it was shown, was one of the leaders of the mob that came from Spring Valley on that eventful night and that he stood in front in the store and urged the men on while the looting was in progress. It was also shown that he had taken an active part in arranging the details of the affair.
SAULT. STE. MARIE, Mich., Sept. 27.—In the presence of John Haggart, Canadian minister of railroads and canals, and a great throng of spectators, the new Canadian canal was informally opened. The water was let in at the rate of one foot an hour, and the canal was filled to the lower level. Everything worked smoothly. The opening was not the formal one. It was made for the purpose of floating the canal’s huge gates and putting them in place.
CHICAGO, Sept. 27.—At the initial session of the national gathering known as the Mother’s Convocation, at Kindergarten college, the large audience was addressed by Dr. Jaggard, who spoke on prenatal influences. Mrs. Crouse, who presided, stated the object in calling the convention was the desire to secure a well directed training for children. The influence of mothers upon the nation was a wonderful one, she said, and the kindergarten methods in home training would result in inestimable good.
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 28.—An important suit was filed in the superior court here which may furnish an important precedent. It is by Benjamin Thornton, a prominent Black citizen, who asks a mandate compelling the public school superintendent and his subordinates to admit his child to public school No. 4. Thornton charges that the child was transferred from the building because it was not attended by Black pupils. Thornton refused to take his child out when requested to do so by the superintendent. Judge Wishard issued an alternative writ returnable Saturday morning.