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jiuurauaRuv txxssr-. UM IfiWIUIK.'UIH'ILJMT jiumii ihii in DEVOTED TO -THE liTT!E3Xi323T3 03T XjIvUI. ASTZD VIC ITT. FHE ALMA RE D. Vol 8, No. 46. P o I l as k y , W al (1 b y & C o. Succcmomio licnti.il Ouuty ivn Hnk. ALMA, - MICIHOAS. Receive Deposits ami Allow In'ritvt. Discount C .mmere i.il Transact uGeuTiil Rankin.; limine'?. INSURANCE. Wo aro luonts fer lh Mlowlnp compunU South iihitisii a mkiicantile. wfstf.kx a ssl' itanck co. LON'lui.N Hnl UNCASMIKh. AMAOX. business Directory. sociirrn- m. r:. ciiuucn mi OUSlN sVrvici' IJ ;!; miiei-iy rrui'ui I'vi-matf pr ice ( :ni A. F. HAUT, l'wtor. CON3 'i. CIIITUCII. Sr.HVlcT.s nt 10:31 ftiniind 1:30 p mj Sub- EPISCOPALCMURCH. SrilVin-:fnrf M fit th" Opfra House In the rrt?rtio"n of the third nti-1 ht S-undft) or "3l'h r,,,"U,iiKv. Wm. n.AJii Milonai.v " aITwIaTodoe, f. a a. ml ..... ., . . .. ....... l-t-nn rf lit f,iri' IV -:t'h lull moon i ' - M. poi.l.AKY. v M. W. A. 1UIII.KK See y O. A. It. Win. M'U( T P A. U.. me, t Pom. N". 1"". 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OiT.rr. rooni X .!, I" ia M I'!' or.K-c h.'u!-. 0 to l.i a. in.; 2 V k. - i ii-l tlo..r. 1 and 7 I" P- I. N QRAINERD, M. D-, OI TH'K o. r (irntiot Coiif.ty hainir Hank. i k)U Ii 'Ui-: P" !o P- a. !n. an 1 C t 7 p. ni. s-h".i !i.'Wi: 1 1" ".p- m. uiv..ry a spirialtj, "d e n t i s t r y. J. W. KAZEDEE, D. D.S. y.nco front room o: r WfM.'s Drucr St'.r.' tld fllMi.K' I'V th i t tin- 1.1'-. tr. M.ik.'ti-ti.-ul. t a j.r-cia.tv. A t:i.-.;.l t.-. th m rt. d on i l ruM.-r or c." !ul..i-l La..-. All wm-k iruaran ..f to tf!M- .tiroi.n iv.ii, Anna, Mil Ii. O". XX. O l-T- E-T: iiZ-i, MKfHAXICAl. vS. oPF.UATIVr. DEIT'TlSTi St. Louis, Mich. P.vi-rv I'l-.n-tlcnl Inv. nti"n -r lnipr v incut lit lif l"lul M n III. I'll' u-o of a- 1.-.-im0. A TTOliM :VS. HHSCH 1I Ml U. J'1" iMriNNKV. PALMER ii SPINNEY. , TTO!tNKV at I.nw. Att. nd to all 1. jral A l.u-iiH-s th- trial of ( nu-.-s .l. l. n.l in n iminal n-. lraw all kin-l-ol pap'-r. Alr.. ri al M.iU-. l.-aii an-1 in-uran nt. ,Mn. a, Gratiot Cunty. Mich . J. L.CLARK A TT'iKNM'A an.K .Hin'tior ax i.uw .'. -n A 7',...... i.v l.tl. r nr ..tli. rl-o. Will !. Mton.ptly atto.l.,lto, oao ein p m ll(-u-.-f.l.n k, u p stniT 7,1 ARGUS PO L L AS K Y. . TloHXr.Y x.,l Couti--l.'i at lavy an-1 -'l A.-it..r in CliMni iry, Practn.-'- in nlltho tv.in.Hnit.-.lMi.t.s.onrts Part n hir at-t.-nti.-n pai-l t- roll. 'Imii- nn-1 romittani proinftlv ina.lo. Moii. j to loan, Uhcc opp'i cito I uiit IP t l. A'lTtHtXKY at I.nw . - a j.cn.ral liw bn'.inf'-'. Triii 1 of t-Mii-t-s a -pocialty. it;?iuniH-' ari l Coil-i.tion. JOHN W. DROVN, NOTARY Pnl.lic oil. t'.r, M-countuut. In-f-uraiK Oim l '.ci. ral Ay. nt. Kinn unr mi. I ui iijm.ntal P. niiian-tii n. atly xc ut'.i. '.Hir.- iwlth .1. I.. lark.. K..0111 No Mpi tii Imisc Htork P. 1). 11" Alma. Mirh MlnCKIiIiAXWiirs, SIMON FINK. t-x i i t'l: i,, S(. . t l.i an.U of ( i:ir, To! I J fit,. Wiiii and I.iou.ii. i'uio Alco- tiol n s.vcialtr WILL CAltNAHAN, A I'( '1 InN illlK.--Anonc within tit- AT,,,.. ,,f tm xiki j. iiiod aintlMincr run llnd liiin nt lii- olli. i- in tli'- ii'-w Ini-ry Lain.op- ioit. tln Mti:od.'t rlinrrli. !atifaiti..n Kiiaranlot d. lf'J..jii ALMA INSUHANC'i; AGKNC'Y. HOMT.-NVw York . UXIEKWMTKHS-X.w York, . HAHTFOHIi- FIHR AOi IATPN I'hHa. A.MF.JUCKX- AiiKlcn.TI'KAf. Wit it..wn, . MICH. Fl UK A MAHINF-lx tn-lt . tJHAXI) ltAPIh Orand Hap.l ni:w Ynm; i.iik . . . . X. Y Conn. Pn. X.V X .' Y ACC1UKN T lN'S. or X-.rili Atm-iica. Justice oT Iho Peace AN I) C()N VK YA NCLI!. All papi-rs (lia'.vn 'vit'M tu alin vs nl lijr.tf h Itoal Estnto Asnioy. lian.llf Heal Llitt on icaoin,I,1.. tcrrri,. Oflk fon floor c.'t of U. V. , lli'ir:i A. 1E1UNUT0N. i-.i.imiiii in m i iw i tiii THE ALMA RECORD, An Independent Local Jourruil, Pub 1Wr1 eviry Friilay morn lng at Altn:i, Gratiot Co., Mich. Mism. C. M. FutMiJiiJ. IiuiTon and Owxru. C. Y. BllOWN, UCINEHS MA5A08K. TERM8-H " p"T yar In mlvanef: 7 form inonthi; .V)o for tlin months. HutK of a.lvortlMnir mn-le known tm applicutlon. ntlicc nouth Blie Huperlor ntr?ot, ncur corner Woi! worth avt'nu. Y. X. Drown, of Mt. 1'loas.mt, was in town Monday. Lafceview will have a creamery ready for business April 9. Jim Carr was graiitrd a new trial ly the supreme court, Feb. Ord. The 1-wceks-old daubter of .Mr. and Mrs. Kelso died Monday p. m. It. Moblo and Y. II. Taft, of Kiver dale, were in town Monday on business Kdmore will bond tin; town and raise :? 1,000 as a bonus for a furniture factory. Mrs. A. W. NVriK'ht visited her par ents in St. Catherines, Canada, last week. Editor Hoskins, of the Ltml(rt made us a pleasant call Monday, between trains. Mrs. J. VanAntwi rp has been very ill but, we are glad to say, is much improved now. T. A. Miller A; Co. have received a tine line of wall papers which they will son place on exhibition. Wiu. Cnrnahan went to Ilubbardston Tuesday to bring his family home from quite an extended viit there. Tine Kiver will send l:: delegates to the county convention to be held at Ithaca to-day, (Friday) and Arcada 7. Invitations were printed here the first of the week for a Calico Farty to be given in the Adams' hall, lliverdale, Monday evening, Feb. 21st. The M. K. Society cleared ot from their Chicken Fie mpper and literary entertainment, Friday evening, and the pastor ought to be quite happy now. A wcil-infoimod Mt. Fleasant lady tells the KnV ru .M.that Congress passed the tinal a't making Michigan a State of the Fnioji, .Ian. -. K'.'. instead of Jan. -7. The Methodists of Salt llivi r started in to hold revival meetings and succeed cd in gaining one convert in .'i weeks. Shows what a 'ough town Salt River must b. Miss Mjrtie Heed was at home orr Sunday. She expresses herself very much ph a.Nfd with the school course at Alma. Lakeview En'evivh'. Mrs. Ib V. Spr-rry, who is quite a uflVrer from poor health, took up her residence at the Sarjitarium. Saturdav, hoping to be benefited by a short stay in that institution. It is a cold day when the. Mt. Fleas ant papers can't find something to wrangle over, Major Long, of the Soldiers' Home, is the principal subject of discussion at present. Work Is progressing p.pon the inter ior of the Episcopal church and soon after the opening of spring it is not im probable that the dedication of this handsome new structure will be an nounced. While in Fay City l.-wt week. Key. J. Van Antwerp contracted a .severe cold and was unable to conduct services on Sunday. Dr. Frainerd filled the pulpit very gracefully and acceptably in the morning, but no services were held in the evening. Counterfeit United States Treas ury notes are atloat. The note is of the scries of 10, letter C. is thick and greasy, and one-eighth of an inch shorter than the genuine. In the left face, in the word "certificate," th letters K. T and F are engraved upside down. Alonzo Eagon, of Salt Fiver, will hold an auction salo of his household goods, at his residence in Salt Ulver, Friday, Feb. Is, commencing at 1 o'clock p. m., Wm. Carnahan.of Alma, auctioneer. This is presumably the last act in the breaklng-up of a once happy home. An exchange with keen wit remarks: "Now that the Legislative bill to punish drunk and intoxicated persons has be come a haw, the chap who has been in the habit of evading punishment ty getting drunk without beimlng Intox icated will find hU best loophole of escape pluggMd up and the combination forgotten. Com n na J" md: It is reported that a woman living in Xew IIaen thought sh; saw bear tracks in the snow under lior hired girl's w indow, and not wish ing to alatm the family, set a big steel trap there without saying a word to "any one. She had hardly retire! f4 lhi night when she w as sUiitlvd by a series of igorou )U1, and on investigation found her husband around on one leg with the bear trap hanging to the other. Alma, Mich., Friday, 1 1 ii i w irmTrmr Secure your tickets for "Josh" as there w ill be a rush. There are but two male pedagogues teaching in New Haven townships. Several East can clubs celebrated Saturday, Feb. 12 Lincoln's birthday. "Uncle Josh" will be here on the b'th. "Jist come dow n to have a little time n the city." The T. & A. Hy feared trouble at the Maple Kiver crossing last week, but were happily disappointed. A bill reogani.ing the judicial dis tricts has been introduced. Clinton, Ionia, Gratiot and Montcalm are grouped together. A small K. of L. pin has been found and left at this ullice. Owner can have the same by proving property and pay ing for this notice. The Episcopal ladies are quietly studying up something which is de signed to i ilense the public when it shall bo announced, w hich will not be. some time yet. Gov. Luce, has appointed the follow ing notoriei public for Alma: Marcus Follasky H. 15. Waldby Max E. Follasky T. A. Johnson John Y. Brown Geo. W. Curtiss J. 1). Spinney. There is an old saying to the effort that "Full as the trees hang with ice in February, so will they hang with fruit in September." If there is any truth in the old saw, fruit will be more than abundant next season. The tloor of Martin's opera house at St. Louis where the SalvaJnists held their meetings, fettled three or four inches one night hist week and fright ened the sinners and the saved, alike. The army will try and secure the rink now. II. L. Clark, of Sheridan, has accept ed a position with Follasky Tiros., hns moved his famih here and commenced business Mondriy morning. Mr. Clark has the imputation of being one of the best sales::!- a in Michigan, and it would se m that the "Fee Hive" had been cy foiti.rmte in ciiriiiur him. Th? new iron bride." to re place the old "( h. e-cniai." hii'lisM-, is on the ground and re.id lo put in place-, but Soineb.-dv. we ii!;'l-i st "V;d, made a Iids- take in nu-is iimen: . and thu new abut- j ments are n- t large enough tor the iron ami mu-t be rebuilt. This can hardly be done until after the high water next ,spriri-r. -St. Louis Lad- r. The re-ddmo.-- of J. Fr-ason, situated miles T.oi th of Elwell was totally de stroyed, together with all its contents. Feb. lo. The lire originated from a defective himney and as the family weie not in the house at the time noth. ing was ;irl but one barrel of pork. The lo.-s i estimated at f'.oo and the family are in in a poor condition to bear it. Senator Fost has a bill in preparation to inilict the penalty of death upon per son convicted of murder in the third degree. Mr. Fost's bill contemplates that this puni-hnp'nt of death shall be brought about by electrical applwmes. The method suggested in the bill is that the culprit, while reclining in a chair, rece ive upon a vital point of his body on e lectrical .shock, sutlieient to c.uis.' instant and painless death. Mt. Fleas ant .AVigf .YJ.ffV. . An ingenious invention know n as the National Ca-h Register has been placed in the Retan House, at Ithaca. It is an elegant piece of furniture about Is inches at its base and stands about two feet high. When money is taken in a key similar to that of a type writer is pressed upon when a bell is rung, the drawer llies open, a card appears at the top indicating the amount deposited and at the some time a register D made upon a roll of paper within the box. Mr. D. Robinson, of Toledo, presi dent of the Saginaw, Greenville & Mus kegon railroad, was in Detroit j ester day and said that twenty-one miles of grading is finished between Ashley and Greenville, and the load will bo pushed to completion the coining season. It will be operated w ith the Ann Arbor Toledo, starting from Ashley, on that road, and running to Greenville, Cedar Siiiings, Slocum's Grove, Sparta and Muskegon. Detroit Tilhimf. Married, at the resilience of the bride's mother, in Sandusky. ()., Feb. 1-S7, Miss Celia Linx, of Sandieky, and Mr. Max E. Follasky. of Alma. The wedding was a quiet affair, none but the family and a few intimate friends being present. Tho presents were numerous and elegant. The hap py couple went East on a short wedding trip and came to Alma hist Saturday. They are now stopping with Mr. and Mrs. M. Follasky, paients of the gif.fim. Mr. F. is one of Alma's most enter prising business men and lie and his es - timal-le wile have the well wishes of a large cirde of fi ieitds for thcii future happiness. February 18, 1887 .WIUMIWI BUM f I IM JJLWJf -MJ1 BTVi F. J. Dibell islted friends in Ithaca, Tuesday afternoon. Charlie Ilehn, of Shepherd, is In town visiting friends Wednesday Of course it pays to advertise! That lo. t dog advertised canje home Tuesday. Chas. Carnahan has entered tho em lv)' of the Union Mutual Association of Detroit. A party of li. W. Sperry's friends from Fay City spent Sunday at the Wright House. Mrs. Mason, A. W. Wright's sister is just recovering from a severe illness of two weeks duration. Miss Alico McFarlainI, of Stanton, has been tho guest of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Frown, a portion of this week. S. Feebe was in town Monday 6ot. lling up his business a flairs preparatory to removing to Allegan where he has accepted a good position. Mr. Geo. Spencer, of Charlotte, is in town this week on a visit to W. L. Hough. He is also assisting him in the store during Mr. Yermeulen's absence. The ease of the Fcople vs. Chappell came up again in Justice Yeringion's court. Monday, was discontinued and the accused dismissed for want of evi dence to convict. Sheiidan has organized a business men's association, for the annihilation or "squelching" of that portion of hu manity known as "dead beats." Thank fortune Alma is quite free from this class. Every man. woman and child in Alma is k'lad to see D. Ely around town once more. His fall laid him up about three weeks and his genial countenance has been missed by patrons of Uncle Sam's store. Fred. Willard, for some time past with W. S. A; S.. has accepted a position in Chicago, and started for that city Monday evening. He was acmpanied by Henry Vcrmeulen who will spend a few days there in visiting friends. The D.. L. A; X. will sell excursion tickets to Detroit and return on Feb. l'2 and 'J.'! good to re turn on or before Feb. 21 at cl.-V.) for round trip. Ac count of Republican State convention. Ti ains h-ave Alma lo;l.") a. m. and ar riving at Detroit and leave Alma 7: is p. m. arriving at Detroit F a. m. We call our leaders' attention to an interesting letter from our sister village Est. !'a. t i be found elsewhere in this issue. Estella has never been repre sented in the columns of the Rr.roKH, but we are happy to announce that we have secured a first-class corresdondent there and all the important happenings will be duly repoited. Flooinberg f Harris, the cigai makers, are about to remove to new and more convenient quarters. The barber shop recently vacated by Nick Davidson was renovated ami an addition built, thus making the room much larger and pleas anter and Messrs. 15. A: H. vv ill undoubt edly find their new location a very de sirable one. Jej-th t Earl. F. II. Cook, O. F. Jack son. M. R. Salter ami M. 15. Salter will attend the annual state weeting of the Md Fellow s at Jackson next week, the three first going as delegates from the Ithaca lodge; while the two latter will represent the Alma and Ashley lodges, which have no members jet who are qualified, according to the usages of the order, to act in that capacity.--Ithaca Jatirfi'd, On Friday evening of last week the Alma dramatic club broughttout Daly's facinating drama, "Under the Gaslight' at Wright's opera house. The audience was composed of Alma's best citizens, who thoroughly appreciated the fact that they have one of the best amateur dram.'itie associations in the state. J. Ed. Stutz as Ray Trafford, tho New York society man, was splendidly main tained throughout. His portrajal of the struggle to bend to the dictates and conventionalities of Gotham, while his heart and conscience, in an undertone, whispered his duty and li.lelity to his betrothed, was complete. Mrs. J. W. Kazebee as Laura Courtland, the belle of society, sustained, amid the splen dors ot elegant associations, the heart- wringing secret of her obscure' adoption. Her delineation of the scathing rebuke to Ray Trallord. wheiein she states "that all a woman can give is her heart: he beauty and wit are merely sold," was as effective as though she had ap peared in the character for a hundred nights in succession. The natural, easy adaptation of Mrs. George Ycrringtoii to the personage of Fcarl Courtland, a heartless beauty, won the appreciation of all. Mrs. Chas. Hutchinson as Ft ach Flossoin in a comic song, w as vigorous ly encored. The ruilian Fyke was rep resented by Dr. Farley. 1). Yought as Snorkey, the empty-sleeved, returned veteran, revived old' associations of the warlike days of Y.:. The paits taken by I). Hamlin as Justice Dowljigof the Tombs, C. F. Roberts as the stilf Mar tin, wire well studied. The club has been to considerable expense in putting this on the stage. The lightening ex press tram to Long Franch, with steam 1 whistles, the scenery at Fier :'.', togoth i 'i "on a large quaniitv oi special seen cry, rendered the entertainment a com plete success. Alma may well U proud of her dramatic talent. Ithaca Jviu nal. Tho Band Concert. Fy long odds thn finest entertainment of the season, was the band concert at Wright's cpera house, Wednesday eve ning. That Alma had the material for a good band, all conceded, and all that was needed to put it to the front was a good cornet ist and conductor. In Mr. A. D. Amsden, the new leader, the band has secured what it needed, as was evidenced by the marked improve ment in its playing. The band has been practicing several nights each week for the past two months, and the result of their efforts was the linest musical entertainment Alma has ever f-njoved. The attendance was not as large as the merits of the entertain ment deserved, but what it lacked in si.e. it made up in appreciativeness. Mr. Amsden's cornet solos were splen didly rendered, and he was entusiastic ally encored. His playin g is a revela tion, and under his masterly manipu lation, tho cornet speaks in tones that aro truely beautiful. Tho solos by Messrs. Ward. Chas. and A. Yerington were all finely rendered, while the clarionet duet, by Messrs. Amsden and Geo. Yerington received an encore. The brass quartette, by Messrs. Ams den. Ward, Chas. and A. Yerington, was one of the gems of the evening. The vocal solos: by Mrs. A. Yerington and Mrs. Chas. Hutchinson were feat ures of the entertainment that were en jovedbyall. and were woithy of the hearty applause they received. The overture by the orchestra, opening the L'nd part of the program, was highly appreciated by the audience, and also received a loud applause. "What is it" was very funny, the lire woiks and acrobatic work incident to it was the laugh of the evening. After the concert, about U-j cenpb remained and participated in a social dance for a couple of hours. The net proceeds were .-lo, which goes into the uniform fund. Another conceit will be given in a few weeks, when we trust a larger turn-out will greet the boys. Geo. E. Sprang, of Lansing, has just leased the front part of the post office building and will put in a line stock of books, news, stationery, confectionery, tobaccos and cigars. Mr. S. is reported to be a "hustler." A recent visit to Follasky Fros.' new "Fee Hive" stoves found the chaotic condition rapidly disappearing and order fast taking its place. The enormous stock carried by this firm in their old quarters had all been success fully removed and it was astonishing to note how much larger it looked when a chance for display was given. Scarcity of room can m longer be complained of, as their store is- . well tilled with shelving, counters and cases, the beauty of which add-, vastly to the line appearance of the whole interior. These me of cherry and ash, highly polished and finished in oil. The whole ground l!o.r ij nicely lighted by large windows, it being particulaily notice able that th'j back part of the sb re is as light as the front, s- niething not often ebsi rved. Hand-onie radiators taking up but little room are found in various parts of the stores, giving n nice, even temperature. Considerable attention has beep, paid to ventilation and the system in use is con-d h red very perfect. The line plate gla-3 win dows afford a line chance for display, and will be excellent for rhow windows as they face the north and the sun w ill scarcely reach th in during the day, thus allow ing the display of the m.'St delicate goods. The dry goods, carpels boots and shoes, etc., are to be found in the western division of the stores, where Messrs. F. E. and M. E. Fol lasky, assisted by Mr. F. Medkr, pre side. In the eastern division is a large and complete stock of clothing, and gent's furnishing goods, Mr. Homer Clark, an efficient and popular sales man, in charge. The business office is situated in the center of the store and in the back part and will be convenient ly and tastefully fitted up. An im proved cash railway sjstom will soon be put in place, having two depots in in each division of the stores and cen tering in the office. The office will be so arranged that anyone entering from any direction will be instantly perceiv ed, thus avoiding the tiresome waiting of customers when not observed, and leaving no chance for shoplifters to pet ir their work. Fiftv-two lamps are used in lighting the stores and when thus brightly illuminated they present a cry handsome and pleasing appearance. We might giye many mi re details concerning the line ar rangement of the interior of the "Fee HivV," but if the reader will call there and look about on nis ow n account he will see for himself better than wc can tell him, hence wo w ill close our few remaik (as the preai hers say) by say ing that for elegance, convenience and size, Follasky Fros' "Fee Hive'' stores aro unexcelled in the Saginaw Valley. Whole No. 411, Alma Church Notes- COXtiUKiiATIOXAL. The last Lalies social was unusu ally interesting, a larger number than usual being present. Ladies Society will meet with Mrs. Dr. Curtis on VolAesday after noon, Feb. L'.'i. Mrs. C. desircH to sec a goodly number present. Prayer anl teachers meeting ton Thursday evenings havo been in creasing in numbers and interest. A cordial invitation to attend is gener ally extended. A persistant hoarseness unfitted tho pastor for his usual hciticc last Sabbath morning. Ho was fortu nate, however, in securing tho aid of Dr. Frainerd, who delivered a vtry interesting discourse. There was no evening service. Services may be ox jiected ns usual next Sabbath morn ing and evening. School Items. Susie Dordcn, member of the book keeping class, failed, made an assignment and paid 4'. cents on the dollar; but, through tho generosity of the moneyed boys of the class, she has again been set up in busi ness. The steam work were considera bly damaged by the frojt Saturday night, but hivo bee n temporarily re paired by the janitor. The Alma school ma'ms prepare their dinners at the school house by means of an oil stove. Sanitakicm. Alma, Mich., Feb. 10. Dr. Spinney, Dear Doctor: As I am about to leave the Sanitar ium for my home nu Stanton, I wish to expre-.ss my thsnks-for what good I re ceived under jour skilful treatment, the baths. mass'tge, and electrical treat ments while I have been there. Y'ou well know that for lo years I never was able to have" my body changed from the recumbent position, now being able to sit upright and stand upon my feet. You cannot know the pleasure it" is for me to sit at the piano, or m an ordinary chair, to stand upon my feet and begin to walk, blessings which were denied me so long. Jicnxik M. Fiihts. Glad Tiding. I'm; Sale: Inquire of A good milch cow, cheap. J. F. Torn no. Call and see those handsome Valen tines for .)C at Mrs. M. Williams. Earh-v callers have the best chance to select Yalentines before they are culled. Don't forget, Mrs. M. Williams. Money to loan in sums of 2ofl H ?.),(hh). Time. Sto ."S years on good Tt estate security. M aiccta Follisht. Marcus Follasky has a number ef ohoh-e residence lots for sale onJ:asy terms. All goods bought of P. &;Pon are guarranteed to give satisfaction or money refunded. Call at F. oc Son and examine ur line of silver plated ware and cloeto before durchasmg elsewhere. Go to F. & Son for fine watch, eloek and jewelcry repairing. If you want anything in the line ef Flushes .and Velvets for cirefs trifla miugs go to Hormlg's. Hats. Ribbonst "Wing's and Feathers at cost at Ilormig's. Ge t your line Dresses, Cloaks and Wraps made; at Ilormig's. Only flnt class help employed. Fequegnat : Son have tho finest line of jewelcry in the city at greatly re duced prices. I have under my control some choir farms and farming lands for sale, that for the six months I sell at a price that 1 shall be able to dify competition in Gratiot county. Fi:ut Woodward, Alma, Mich You will find rare bargains in boots, shoes and rubbers at E. h. SlAUKS' We handle the best rubber loot U the marke t, and prices always tho low est. E. L. Starks Full line of the Goodyear GIoto Rnb ber for ladies, Misses and children at E. L. Starrs The most comple te line of ladies id button shoes of both hand and machine se-wed goods ever shown in Alma, are at K. D. Starrs'. If vou want a good .Sewing Machine buv the New Improved Singer with oscillating shuttle. Sold by J. F. TorriN. I have under my control seimc choice farms ami farming lamls that I Fliall offer for sale during the next 0 months at prices that defv competition. 1Ji:i;t WwmvATtT), Alma, Mich. WAXTI.P. One million feet of White, Red - and Swamp Oak and Soo.ooO feet of IIass wood Logs. Highest market prico in cash w ill be paid. Wright & Lnrnmir. Nortec:. Subscribers to tho Ladies' Library are requested to return nil books to the Library on Feb. lt'th, tht several Saturdays in the month, in ac cordance with Rule loth. CATHAUtra DtfnAVAN, Secretary.