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The Patrons Of Husbandry In Michigan

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Mr. C. L. Whituey, the General Deputy of the Patrons of Husbandry for Eastern Michigan, is at present engaged in organizing granges in Oakland County. He reporta that he has thus far organized in Washtenaw County nine granges with a membersMp of 500 inen ; in Calhoun, four granges with 300 inembers ; in Livingston, eight granges with 300 inembers ; in Jackson, seven granges with 450 members ; in Genesee, threegranges with 100 members ; In Isabella, ono grange with 50 members, and in Oakland three granges with 120 members. Mr. Whitney says there are at present in this State 120 granges with an average membership of 70 persons each. Where a county is thoroughly organized the granges select three delegates, who form what is known asthe " County Council." Among other duties adhering to the County Council is that of arranging terms of Bale of goods of various kinds with local dealers and to guarantee to such the patronage of certain granges. The general terms of salo of agrioultural "fiñplements and other articles at wholesale is arranged by the State Executive Committee. The Uounty Council of Husbandry for Livingston County will meet at Unadilla November 22d, at which time bids from dealers will be opened and contracts let. Professor Whitney is extremely active in organizing new gianges, travels ïnuch and speaks constantly. He says that the order is working harmoniously, and that in Michigan it is eminently conservative. He disavows the aggressive policy of the Patrons of Husbandry in the Western States. After leaving Oakland he will begin to organizo granges in Muskegon, Isabella, Gratiot, Saginaw, Genesee, Oakland, Wayne, Hillsdale and Lenawee Countips.


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Michigan Argus