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MA ' XDEOTXZID TO THE UTTJZrilZCTC OP -XjCI. -A.1TZD Vol. 8 , No. 47. Alma, Mich., Friday, February 25, 1887 Whole No. 412, r AL ECORD. Pollasky, Waldby&Co. Sucoe-iwors to Otahot Couaty Savings Hank. ALMA, MICHIGAN. Receive Deposit and Allow IntviMt. Discount Oommer iftl Piuor. Transact a General linking Ihid.io-.". INSURANCE. We are nifonts for th following companies MOUTlVimiTlSH A MRRCANTILH. W E 9TF.R S ASP U HA N C K CO. LONDON and LANG A RE. AMAZON. Business Directory. HOCIKTIKH. "m!'tc. CllUItCII M OU51NO Service IF) ;30; Sunday 9c faool 12:ii0. Evening Mtfnee , :yii .1, 1. IlAlkli 1 SERVICES at ft m and 7:30 p nd Fab- EPISCOPAL CHURCH. SERVICE are hold at the Opera Ilou?e in tbo morning of the necond Min.lay. nnd In the afternoons of tho third and hi-t Sundays of C,fhnl",hji,v.W. OHAHt.r.s, MlMionnry. A, ma i nnr.c. r. A. A. M. A k. -i - ' - - --- - EOULAR MeetlnRSonSnturd 3-on or before R each in moon. i o..i. .-." W. A. IUiii.ke Sec'y. O. A. R. Win. Moyrr Tost. No. F.2. I p't f Mi;h.,(J A. it., meet on '-'nd. and 4th. 1 liursd.iy of racta month. j,rtIlY Smith. Comd. E F. MovEit AdJ t. HANK Kits. WM. S. TURCK A. CO., 4 General Hmkin llminem Trrtn;u-led A Dealers In Kore an nnd Doin-stio I-.xchiinj,"' Special Attention (iiven to 4'ollectitin. WM.S.TUIICK, A. W. WlilfillT. U.S. WAUL, J. II. ;KAVZK. C.E. Wt!TEU. POLLASKY, WALDBY & CO., (Successors to Gratiot rounty S;i inr llank Transact a re:ioriit tmnklnu i.nlne. Draw drafts available anywhere in Europe or Amertca. D. j.r.its of f .m to f HU"i received, and interest allowed on same under the rules of th bank. Money to Joan on ro...l real ro tate security. Collections Riven prompt utteii tlon. 3 rtP!ssiniil. C. L. DOWNIE. M. D. GENERAL Practice. Ofllce: tmnt room in Webli'S Urutf Store, S. D. YERINCTON, PRA J K.'INO l'hvsleimi. I UTlce h.ur ; 0 t. 1 1 a, in, 2 to 4 p in. (Hlice in Webb's Dn;r flto c, front rooms up stairs. E. A. -iiLEY, M. D., HOMEOI'OlUV phvslcian and Siirnoii. ReMdene? '...! itreit. 4MTW-, ronm N". 1. ' WTg-nVn t tpera House U'K k. soeond tloor. Olllco hours. U to lo u. in.; - to a and to K p. m. I. N BRAINERD, Nb D-, OFFICE and Reridenre, at the T. A. l'.! house oppOFlt thO Kpi-Cnblc l lllirell t!lice hours: 10 to li u, m. und B t 7 p. m. Surgery a fpecialty. DENTISTRY. J. W, KAZEDEE, D. D.S. ).1ice front r-in er Webb's Drue Store ild fllUnu by the iim n the Llectn Miiioietie Ulet a speelaltv. A tillciul teeth in-eite.l on 4.1, rubber or eclul.iid bn". All work yum-im .el to Rive safJ--facnoii. Alma, Mich. c. MECHANICAL Ol'EHATIVE DBUTISTI St. Louis, Mich. Every practical invention or Improvement lithe prolcssioii made u-e ol as deired. A'n'OHNKYS. Fhanch i Ai.MtK. John 1). Si'I.nm:y. PALMER &. SPINNEY. TTOHNEYs at Law. Attend to nil lcjral J. tiiiipess, the trial tf c-au-es, d lend in criminal case, draw all kinds of paper. A1m real etate, loan and Insurance iiRcnts. Alma, (iratb't County, Mich . J. L.CLARK ATTORNEY andCounseloi at Law All b-prul business bV letter or otlieislse, Will he tntunptly nttendeij to, oUitein Opera Ilm-e blot k, u p stuns, MARCUS POLLASKY. VI'OHNEY and Couneloi at law undS.d A. Icitor in Chaiu ery, Fructlces in all the Stnt ami Fnite d Mates ourts. Particular at tention paid to collections and remtttan e pnm.fly made. Money to loan, Ollicc TP sitc Wright Hotel. W A- BAHLKE, A1TOHNEY at Law. Does a general law business. Trial of causes a specialty. Insurance and Collection. JOHN W. BROWN, NOTARY I'ublic, Colli ctor. Accountant. In turanc am! General Ajnt. Engnissimr and Ornamental Penman-hip neatly ejeeuted. Olticf iwlth J. L. 4 link. Koom No. 'i opera louse Hlock 1. 4). Ilox SA. Alma. Mich MISC K lil.AN I J SIMON FINK. DEALER in l.v bet brands of Cigars, Tol aceo pipes Wines and Liquors. I'uic Alco hol a special! r WILL CAHNAIIAN, AF4Tln.NEF.il. Anyone vjhinr the ser. vic es of nn perii-need iiiictioiii i r can find him at hi oilier In the n--w li r.v barn.op. poslte Ihu MrtLodisl church. Sattslaclioii guaranteed. 4i'J..i'i ALMA INSUKANCK A(JKN('Y. " MOM E-New York N. Y UNDERW RITERS-Now York HARTFORD- Cmui. FIRE AS-() IATION I'hila. . Fa. NMKR1CN- .... . .. AH ItlCl'LTI'RA Ir-Water! own, . N. Y. Ult'll. FIRE A MARINE -Detroit . Midi. HHAND R APIDS-Oran 1 Rapids NEW YORK LIFE N. Y ACCIDENT INS. CO of North America. .Justice ol' (lie INmcc A M'diNVI.V A ..'1.1: l. ,; i' Ira . i i ' .I '-. .1 1 1 1 j , t II. Ileal .Miile Auciic;. . win liwdN ii. i;-rtii- oi :c..-..i,..' ieif.l.. ) II. f '!ie ! ' ol l. W . A 'li- A. UiKiNUTON. THE ALMA RECORD, An Independent Local Journal, Pub lWnxl i-vvry Triday morn in at Alm:i, Uratiot Co., Mich. MlSft. C. M. FLIMI.fO, ElJtTOK ASD OWNTIl. CF. Brow.k, IlL'siirw Masaobii. TERMS tl lr year In advance; 7.V? for ni months; ."Wlc for three months. Rates of Advertising mado known on application. Office south side Huperior street, near corner Wood worth avenue. C F. Ilrown visited Lyons Monday. Kastrr comes April 10th this pear. Did yon hear the thunder Wednesday niht? Kd. It. Schweier, of Shepherd, was in town on business Wednesday. The teachers and pupils of the union school enjoyed a holiday Tuesday. Miss Ma.?iio Mero, of Charlotte, is in town visiting Mrs. .1. F. Suydani. Only one state in the I'nion that ranks above Michigan in inventive tal ent. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watts visited friends in Ithaca the greater part of last week. John Salmon, of lhcckenridge, is sell ing his goods and preparing to move to New Zealand. Alma appears to be upon the track of a large-sized sensation. About next week there will undoubtedly be plenty of particulars. The Masons will have as finely an arranged hall as there is in Michigan. Work upon it is progressing finely and the dedication will not be far in the future. Six mails per day now arrive at the Alma pn-di'ilice and nine go out from it, so it will be readily seen tljat there is not much time for idling in that in stitution. The sleighing is getting a little thin once more in this vicinitv. South of Ionia everything goes on wheels, ileigl ing having been a minus quantity ft r some time pat. The farmers h:i ing stone to c!l are reping quite a little harvet here now. From the large quantities purchased it would seem thut a building boom w:t anticipated. S. A. Smith, formerly manager of the Wright House, is now chief ch ik in the Ki.kwooit, Detroit. It is hardly neces sary to add that the Alma traders will patrenie the Kirkwood hereafter. 15. S. Webb, formerly of DeWitt and now engaged in the drug huiness at Alma, w as in St. Johns on Tuesday, lb reports his business as nourishing and Alma booming.-St. Johns ,'. lul'vnn. The motto of the Alma Kecord is "devoted to the interns of Alma nnd vicinit) ," and loyally does Mi.-s Flem ing, the editor and publisher, adhere to the spirit and letter of the motto. -Detroit Posh. Then-is an old belief that thunder storms coming earh in the spring are sure to be followed by severe weather. It seemed Thursday morning as though there might be some truth in it. for the air was decidedly frosty. A sign has been placed upon the store adjoining that of W, L. Hough A; Co., which reads something like this: "Konk IJaughman, of Charlotte, will occupy this store March 1, with a new and complete stock of dry goods." Flm Hall I.nrnl and Detroit A"w, please copy. (uite a delegation of our solid busi ness men haw; been in Lansing this week looking after the Fine Hiver an nexation question. St. Louis is making strenuous efforts to defeat the project, but the prevailing opinion among the Alma people who are posted on the question seems to he that the justice of the measure is ieeogni7ed and that the bill will pass win. n the right time comes. L. I. Hodman, the ice man, has been doing a li-ly business this season, as the following few figures will show: He has cut Lb'.'; cords, 1:00 of which ha e I ecu shipped to Ithaca; .''. cords to Ashlej ; 'JiH) cords sold to the farmers in this vicinity; and Too cords stored here in Alma. He has paid for labor, .$':!. oj during the winter of It will be seen that this is quite an in dustry and we doubt if any other town in Michigan, of the s une size, can show a Ik tt r record. Kditor Itrown, of the Mt. Fleasant Ti ibune, is never happy unless la 's in trouble. Not satisfied with a threaten- i.il Iw-liiKf from Miiii.r l.nliif of Urn j soldic i s' home. Drown devoted a col : tuiiti of h'.s Tribune Friday to soi k us cl.aigcs a:;'di;st the father of Mrs. F a IK .tie lady is 1 lie of the editors t the Mt Fbv.saiit Lute: p: i-e; and Sat: :d.;;, rwniog Mis. Doughtv nut the led. ul, table 'J' -potiiidt r at the p i;'c.'. Si e hoi ew hij I e him. ami !Te( ti ly, and Si.iida pa-si d witlai.t IJrown Ciojiping lie Psi.al puml.i'd iii Ui I into the bun hcoiiti ibutioii box. "Lvening Jotmrnl. Mayor Hill, of Fast Saginaw, was in town Wednesday, Chestnutty "new" maple sugar is making its appearance. It is rumored that Alma is to have another saloon a high-toned one, this time. J. M. Ashley and W. II. Dennett, of the T., A. A. A; N. M. IFy were in tow n Tuesday. Hev. A. F. Hart went to Ionia Mon day, to spend a few days there with friends. llov. K. 15. Sutton, state temperance lecturer, will speak in the M. L church Friday evening. March I, upon "Home vs. the Saloon." T. A. Miller left town Thursday for a trip to Fast Saginaw and Flint, com bining business and pleasure. He will return Saturday. A Model jobber has been added to the lli:eKi job outfit, and with our three steam presses the work is tamed out at a lively rate. Ye editor and one of the Alma peda gogues visited Lons Tuesday. A short account of the sights seen there may be found elsewhere in this i.vsuo. Dr. I. N. IUainard severed his con nection with the Normal school last Friday. Dr. 1. is an excellent instruct or and the Norm il people are. of course, sorry to lose him. We have not learned what his plans for the future are. At Kalkaska hist Friday a shower of ashes fell. C.ering the SI10W to the depth of half an inch and frightening those of the busy citiellH V. ho had time to remember the fate of lleicnl ane'im, Foinpeii, and other cities of the effete east. Friday evening, March L'nd, the first lectur of the course w ill be deli cred by Win. I. Marshall. He tells about the wonders of the Ycllow.st . ne National Fail;, and illustrati s his lecture by over fifty line iews. Admission .".0 cents, or seasi-n ticket, good for li'.e le dured. $1. "0. Tin damv given Tucsda cenii:g by Me.rs. Sfittz and llutton proved to be quite an enjoyable affair. The attend ance was good and we Lave heard a numbu-speak of the excellent mtisie furni-hed by the new dance orchestra V.'hi h. it i-; h", 'd, may becrnn- a pel ihJ anent org miati'di. The lirm of Chadv.i. k A. Waldbridge Was di-olved the l':r-t id' tin- w -ek. Mr. Chad, wick keej s two . f the heavv teams and w ill coiit inue to do heavy draing as before. Mr. Waldbridge has enter ed into iartnei shiji with Mr. L. D. Kod man. so long in the business, and Wald bridge A IJodtuan will carry express and mail and do light diaing. Saturday. March ". is the day of the regular annual meet ing id' the Ladies' Library Association, when ell'ieers are to be elected as follows: Fresident, Viee-Fresident, Secretary, Treasurer, Librarian and Assistant, and three Di rer tors. A full meeting is urgently requested. Ca tiiauim: Dkla v an. Secretary. It may not be generally known, but it is a fart, that many of the sharpest business men of the country judge a town as to its prospect i e growth and the push and enterprise of its people, by the aiiiioucemi'iits of its merchants and mmufaeturers contained in the illage paper. The illagc f.aper shows whether tho people are w ide awake or not. Some six weeks ago the quarterly catalogue of the Normal was sent to Detroit to be printed, as the principal of the school was in a great hurry for them. The l!i; ni:i had made a bid on the job. bidding nearly the same as the Detroit firm, but as only lo days could be gien us in which to piint tho :i,ooo catalogues, beside doing our regular Work, we thought best to tell Frof. Wolstead what we thought about the matter and let him send away if he chose, because wo should be sorry to take the woik and net have it complet ed at the time agieed. Six weeks ago to-dav the work was sent to the Detroit la m which promised faithfully to have it done and deliveied at the nd of ten da. The fust of this week one of t!:e completed catologiM s came w ith a h t ter st;'.ting that the :;,ooo had just been shipu'd. A hasty look through the book brought to light lg' errors, some of which are very "rank" and all show ing great cai elessncss to say the least. Frof. Wclstcad's feelings ran 1 e iimiL'ined. After all the tedious tle la to Iiave such a job sent back made him m i;, tired, indeed. He will not a 1 ept t!i job. and -.us th it tin- Kl.f m:: shall hie hi-. ;uk hen-alter I.-1 1 er w e can gi t it out in ten das I I.' .. t 'I,.' job r.'OUn ;:c fullv quip- ed :.iid if a leL.: i.'a'.'e h !:ctll of Wiv.V is ;,r, c;i we goal I'iiti e as got d a job as can he gotli n oul.dd -, and our patio: s will Hot he obliged lo wait six Weeks and then not accept it. (i. Paul Smith, the third in the Dun bar course, will be here March L'L'nd and -.'!rd. Yaple's date has not been given yet. Where ytu observed that long da h in the article describing the "Ft e Ilise" stores, last week, just put in .Y'.s(i b 1 1 and it will read better. Wednesday's Jcr, J'ir.s tontaimu the following dispatch from Mt. Plean ant, lated Feb. At about I o'eim k this afternoon o0' ritiens, genth men and ladies, marched to the ieidi n. ' o! Mrs. J, It. Doughty, who hot Saturday horsewhipped e ditor Frown, and pres ented her with two elegant ( hairs co.-t-ing .). Tin proi'cssion of teams and footmen was headed by the cornet band. They marched back in front oi Brown's tlice, where a scaffold was erected and Frown hung in elligy. (Jreat excitement prevails and fatal Je suits are feared unless the libel m ; pub lications are stopped. As the time for township meetings U near, it becomes the duty of tho-e who have tho care of our village inti-re-! , to see to it that nothing i; left und. .i.e. which should be done at such 1:10 : im that will tend to our pro.-pe ri:y. M;,. h can (d"ten be done by way of a j ; 1 I i choice of men to fill tin- see;al town, shiji otlices. To this end it is .-e. that we know what we wan: d--:,e ihat we may ihoose the right mm !' :!. right place. Some t in.p-a,ro w e i 1 attention to the importance t'. ; . ..!: the road opened diivctl ea . : ! for two miles. All the ,!. -, ; . , -, since that t ime hav e not on! - ' U-ove the t P 1 1 1 h f 1 . 1 1 1 - of the t!.i;, ; aiieed. but that it V.a- no. ;;i , :., strong elioligii lo eo;.'t the ... . , ;.; nceesit 1', , the impio. :.. : : ; ; to. This load, w e think, -he .id i -ef-. promjd attent ion. Am tin v !:;u- ii d e l impioM meiit is the .; -1 : : 1 1 g 1 h. : 1'oitioli i t' the qua; !e: -lim- ; .... ! n- : 1 .. ot town which lies in -1 t : : 1 17. 1: , done, would sa c two mi!' - ;:. the round ti ip to t!:,-r .:i : . .- 1 in coming to our tow n. -. . will cause more m me; t" .: eei jear than tl:e s ;M j;.;..- , . . would eo.-t. Now Ii-t - ii .-: tow n on the center line" 1 ; ! i . e iilid the lo.ol 1 1 u"od 01 i ijilt s. then one mil" f po..j ; .1 i ;.; .; :i tdie ol no n ad ;.i ad. V. !i. w "... : :' ..11 that? imp!y this. To -e v. : . l. e ( ;, the tow 11 ;m a.i.l ;t !: -i . , . if t..eV e Hie toolir illagc .11 e Uq.eh ', to go '..idiin one of Ithaca, or 1 !- to two miles wi-M and then m the th-e - distance east ai:aiu to j c. i- h Alios .;..! to r turn over the same 10... 1 . make tin; distance for the round tiip eight miles more than i; ought to b -. The most of us would think that a 1. waj w in n the roads are mudd a! Now readers of the l!i:( mud. th- - - ; no fancy figures but stem Ice:-.. facts too, which should n e. : daec n sideration and pri'iupt and dei i.l. d .: -tioii di the pait of the..,- int vu.-.t e ! in the pros. erity of, our village. L -t -ri'inember that the trade .-.nd pat;on.:..e of the farmers around us is ;, . , ;- pelled tocoine. There are tn Ii;, ;- -and marketing place, all aio.iu! :, . We may buil 1 maguiiii -,-nt buildiu .: .. till them w ith ever thing that t la- t ; to. demands and beautifs our -licit-. 1 unless we open avenues of i:r;;v- to uir town, business m.'-t lamr.i:-:i Come now. let us rcsohe our d'.t into a commitlee of tin- whole and see to i: that this work is all done bet'.-ie i 1 . first day of November next, and let n be on the alert for other needed impo '. -nients to our village. The law crentiu;; an additional Judge of the Supreme Court h is passed both houses of the legi'Iatui-" and has received the approval d" the (lovernor. The court as heretofore constituted consists of four Judges; by this new law the court will here after consist of five Judges, th:s precluding any possibility of a tie when a full bench is present. In accordance with tho provisj,,, of the law, two Judges; w ill bo chcttil this spring, one for ten yi;i; m! one for eight; and luivaltir o;;e Judge will bo elected eel'V two years, the term of oHko being tell Years. h'.rfifuni. William Steadv hi 1 a hors - taken ill vestcnlav morning ami brought it j from his home at Prairie Creek to j Dr. Anderson's at Montgomery's I livery stable. The physician g;ie ! the animal some me icine that le j lieved it, and Mr. S. took her home, j Late last night he heard a giv.it ; noise at the barn and by the time he ; had dressed himself he :iu the hoi - e 'go bv the window at a ten ilk- p :-e. lie gave chase and :'o;:m! In r in . front of the livery stable, lolling in the miow. She had grown worse, kicked dow u the barn door ami in t ! her way to wIk-iv s'n- had tiiM it-ci-ived relief. When given nnuv liH'.iiciue she too'; it v. itli ihe -cm , ing knov!i'd;ge that it would ! lo r jhm1. Ionia Jov7, A Vi.-it to Lyoa.-. Having je.il th - liumcro.is ieatrts ( em . 1 nin.; the dev astation and ruin v. 1 01 ot at Lvous during the past twoj v. e.-l;-. by ti e ice gorge and consequent dood, v.e d. i.-rmim-d to i ,il the K-eno end : if all that has hc.-u said could really h.- true It did not take us long t'"U elm ! -. alter ;ui i ing there, that there ha 1 km but little exaggeration. On 'fie -day. the .lay of our visit, the v.eier :...o-l fi.-m two to three feet deep al! t!.r a h ll.e jucater part of the m.d:; -!;:, The .-.!.!. -walk had been "!e. .. a ( r i snutshed into kind ii;..", v.. i.d. . :.d ., ; i of trestle Work, eoii-islmg of htrav boards laid upon Wooden k...,-.es Id id;-;ed ov t r the llooded porti-di o: the . tie. t. For the length of le-ai ly two hi.., hs ..u t h south side of the '.re. the s.t-r s are emptv. the dci k . having bi en m .vcd out when the hu::e 1 ;li -.: !.-,., me apparent. Th.vse i re . ;.l a : 1 r appearance, the i;o-.; I:. 1 and i ' t- t and th.- . It- :j i;.l . : c oe.ed w ith water li of r e. ral ineln-s, nd p.o l ( f the w imlows Ai t!:e M.;.t ef t!,e hill ib : i.-d so that the :. , m I for business, : .; gl -l.e 'o see that ;'..'!. h i: of the ex- c . 1 e damp r ml 1 i : hap.-. Tho 1 . .1 ; . b. 1, k building :' ;:.e ,-;;.-rt. is md . .-;:, b :t is waiting l v...: . . i,t of tie- ,.f ... ; :a i . i most of :.. .: .. , :l.;s build : : . :.: time jut M: . l.in.; posts .. ..itle l ef..e the F; : ..is not in , . i...--l ..ne-s one . .. b. and : ; ;, :n - t and . ' i 1 g 1 o -1 s in .1 ! .gi,-'. Acct ss to but ,!..-- I : . : t V. cs J.o-Si- ' . ; dip and un . . cannot realize 1 tig' c-gii until : . ' :1 below 1 . - . s o.;i wedged ; ..i'..-r of si, apes, e : . ;: a pei'-e weigh-d.-. ; .el I'iiim that 1 . a . : . 1 .,ird .. .. .. i . -.. .. 1. This : r. : .v o ..gT. r. for : ,. -s -iria-k a . o,l ,.f ;'.! gave im coii- .o;, i vi ; . ;. ; ,,. . .1 ii ;( ,- nces down ; 1. :!... ..: i i ; . ; eiod ts were '. ;., : m . 1 : : t!c lower end : 1 .' ':-.!,!.'- ..11 to loo.se 1 1 - ;.u gal:.-. There . . ' - ',. .: . . f : : .:;g d-.-v, n w here the . . : : ,. -s ? v one felt ii . ., , 1 . : . : : . -ed one inter- : .: ' 1 le-ii factory is i : ; '; 1 - ! up and if Mr. '. ; 1' 1 1 :;. : .Mm 1. bethought i. . . f dh would now , 1 r . 'I'..- ntii- side of his , ' .1 : :. :,l wis crushed in a...-:..-;.' . . V 'e -i --er in other respects. 1 . , - . i: - : n; Idg -1:1! stands its . : :!...;.-' ii . a , feared that it v. ''!. ; 1 -d . ,; . Tin- 15. ink and i ' . . . e d 1: g, io-:ii'-. in the ha .:! - lis M. il. t-huieh. and pri '..'.' 1 . ;' :1 ; -. ..; en to the v is- ;; i -1 '.: : c 'i'l-e . nlv sounds . ; h;. v..- .. (, i d,,o in., 01, r stay ..f :i or I h- . o a th-- . ,,f dviiatnite 'v .. :. .1. lute r and tic- s. -raping of l!.e -' e , 1 1 . : -; li e i 'e was laboriously do-; ..'at of - :.. d. 1 1 led shop. It v.. add be d ! a:: il the people Were le t di-' . ea ag.-d an I disheartened. The , a , ' e , .d'iigo r .1. L.VoIlS is IlOt 1; llr-t. ! -. b ;s'i;e-s town at the best and it :.- !e ,i , 1 fn it v. id be a long t in. in 1 e. 1 . t 1 ing i 1 ai l his set back. W i.;',e : , me el a on that the damage is le t .0 er , 1 i.i.ou. thoM' in ;i position to hi: o . M, th..t -:;o..),io i ml ;i dollar loo hi'.-.d. Niariv i.hi j r.-pl.. are desti tuleoi ev.rv thing and are being cared f..r iiii',,1 t !..-;. an gel bach to their l.oiii. : i.-i 1 vi ii liicil the) liuist be as-.-i.-ie 1 as lie ir ail h.r. b eu .-.wept away. The : ' n r -us .- i.ou.i .1 . qu . qa iii t i m w ill do t!a- h -w. v.-r. an 1 it is loudly hoped tie t tl i w:d.t i now over and that 1 ! la- ..an i an ! aue l ;:i- ;it an 'lld. Tic f..od 1 1' v. ,!1 be long it member I d ia ti.at v ;. iioly bv those who have s i!!.-r d ll.ro'igh il and also by those who have : 1 1 th" .. 1 1 i") looking town it has ma",. of a. Dr. D.e.vuev ha b en on the sick list the mi-id ;h-.- wi ck. We '1 v H.u i i -on. ,.f I uid. 11. w a in 1 ; ,,v. 11 Tc i c. . -' 1 I 1 d.a- .da) oil bilS- M,.i. as Fob. 1 l.v has been in Lansing tie- .11 .s, oi ihe lim- dar.ing the past t w ' v. 1 1 i s. Ft . e 1 r. - to l! . 'I, I'.n lv House " W i.i '. ! ' h a- a ne w bu for J l'i,,i l.oii l a l ' 'o 1 , ! - 1 It oi ih led of j .1. M. Montigel ,V C Alma Church Notes- SUCCKSS OK MISSIONS. During less than one hundred yean the number of translations of tho word of (od has inureased five-foldfrom lifty to two hundred and fifty; of Prot estant Missionary societies, fourteen fold from seven to one hundred; of male missionaries, eighteen-fold from one hundred and seventy to three thous and; of contributions forty-fold from two hundred and fifty thousand to ten million dollars; of converts fifty-fold from fifty thousand to two and a half million; of mission schools, two hundred fold f nun seventy to upwards of four teen thousand. 40N4JREOATIONAL. Ladies social met with Mrs. Dr. Cur tis, Wednesday. A very pleasant time. Mrs. A Ycrington is doing a good work in leading the morning choir and also the Sabbath school in the service of song, Prof. C. Yerington has organized a choir for the evening service from stu dents at the Normal with Miss Spain as organist. This moTement will be duly appreciated. Normal Notes. Three thousand new catalogues hae just arrived from Detroit, but will be returned as they do not give satisfac tion. Miss Kimball has organized an art class at St. Louis and has met with much success from the citizens of that town. A debating society was organized last w ick, which promises to be a success. The society meets every Monday in the Chapel. The literary w hich was j ostponedlast Friday, on account of the had weather, will be given Friday evening at 8 o'clock standard. New students have arrived week this term and the number has steadily in creased from ',." to 12. The Dormitory is now full every room being occupied. This is the first time since the school has been opened that there has been oc casion to use every room in the building. The Normal has now one of the mos commit te business courses in the State The Actual IJusiness room has been furnished at a cost of aoo. From 2 to o'clock every afternoon the offices arc open for business transactions. Two it ies are represented, containing banks wholesale, retail, commission and lum ber firms. A postoflicc and freight of fice is located in each citv. A cordia invitation is extended to all to visit this class. Glad Tidinga. For Sali:: A good milch cow, cheap. Inquire of J. F. Toitino. Sheet music of all kinds at (i. H. Porter's. do to (i. IJ. Porter's for the latest de signs in jewelery. Money to loan in sums of 200 1 "),( mi. Time, 3to .5 years on good real estate security. Marct PollaSKV. Marcus Pollasky has a number uf choice residence lots for sale on easy terms. All goods hvught of P. & Son are guarranteed to give satisfaction m money refunded. Call at P. & Son and nxamin ur line of silver plated ware and flocks before durchasmg elsewhere. (Jo to P. & Son for fine watch, tleelc and jewelery repairing. Violin, guitar and banjo strings at ii. II. Porter's. Pequegnat & Son have the finest line of jewelery in the city at greatly re duced prices. You will find rare bargains in loots, shoes and rubbers at K. L. STAnivV (i. IJ. Porter carries a line 4f musical instruments, violins, fiutes, flf(s, acor- dians, mouth organs, etc. We handle the best rublier loota in the market, and prices always the low est. K. L. Stark Full line of the (Joodyear Glove RnV ber for ladies. Misses and children at K. L. St a Rued The most complete line of ladies kid button shoes of Uith hand and machine sewed goods ever shown in Alma, are at E. L. Stakks'. If ou w ant a good Sewing Machine buy the New Improved Singer with oscillating shuttle. Sold by J. F. TorrrN. I have under my control some choice (arms and farming lands that I shall offer for sale during the next 0 months at prices that defy c(mpetition. 1JKRT Y 04)DWAItI, Alma, Mich. WANTKI). ( Mie million feet of White. Red and Swamp Oak and oOO,KiO feet of llass wiM.il l,ogs. Highest market price in cash w ill be paid. Wnioirr A LfmsDkn. Noth r.. Subscrilfis to the Ladies' Library are requested to return all iMM.ks to tin' Library on Feb. P'th, the several Saturdays in the mouth, in ac cordance with Ibile lHh. Catiiarini; Dhlavan. S4'4rretary.