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r-mTT TTTT A TT TA AT A TPV TTTV " f TPh 1 HI IK, AOV1LA K BilUUHK TO THE 11TTEIIX23TO OP .iLXj-A. VICINITY. Vol- 9, No. 4. Alma, Mich., Friday. April 29, 1887. Whole No. 421, D. THE ALMA RECORD, i'i iiaiii;i kvmiy Kit 1 1 at, C. F. BROWN, Prop. TERMS-? I p-r y'iir In ndvuncr: 7.Fe fornix month-; ;)) for I hre months. Htc of alvcrliiiijf made known n application. GREETINGS- Did you plant a tree Monday? lr. Lancashire was in town Wednes day. St. Louis Spiritualists hold weekly seances. Mrs. W. S. Turck visited in Ithaca, last week. Head the new ordinances puhlished this week. Ex-Sheriff Pcet is V. S. marshal for (iratiot county. The new Episcopal church is to be known as St. .Johns. Orrin Skinner, of Breckcnridgc, died April 1!, from bronchial trouble. E. E. Brown, of the Sheridan Xacs, visited friends here, over Sunday. (ieo. W. Brown, of Hastings, is vis iting the editor and family this week. W. L. Hough & Co., Ronk & Baugh m;in sport neat, new awnings, this week. Farmers are complaining of the con tinued cold weather and the absence of April showers. There is some talk of introducing some kind of chapel exercises in the schools again. 1). 15. Aniger, of the Charlotte Jlqmb Ui'uh, has been appointed adjutant Gen eral of Michigan. John Dapper, at one time a roident of Alma. Ins recently moved from St. Louis, to East Saginaw. Attend the concert. May r.th if you would have a great musical treat, one not to be often obtained. It is said to be a fact that another paper is to be started at Ashley. May 1st. Send for the fool killer: A. W. j)kiar. who attended the Normal, has vne to Saginaw with Rev. The. . NfNon and family. Two St. L a;s toughs were fined ) ci f .r disturbing the salva tion ! ,',-.',..;. Sunday night. Pro;', liv.iii,' has decided to accept the pio'.o i.-d po-iiion in the Presbyter ian Col'.'L'c ;a Alma. Ionia Stnittlvnl. (ieo, M. Ponies and Fred Olmstead ha e pun haed a half interest in the Starkey tub and pail factory, at St. Louis. Mrs. Morh y of Eat Saginaw who will preside at the piano, at the concert next Fridav evening, is the finest lady pianist in thejNiginaw 'alley. Pine Iliver is now without a treasur er, as C. L. Delavan, the gentleman who was elected last spring, resides in Alma, of Arcada, don't ou know? What's in a name? Mt. Pleasant is all torn up over an attempted raid upon the village treasury, and the principal of the union school is catching it right and left. Miss Millie Paddock will take Miss Dandy's place in the probate office at Ithaca, as soon as she becomes familiar with the work in that position. St. Louis LtH'lxr. Ladies wishing to get a neat fitting, comfortable and durable Kid Button Dress shoe, will find just what they need by calling at E. L. Stark's and ask ing for "The Kreola.'' A (piick extinguisher for a llame of burning oil or gasoline, is Hour. Should a lamp explode or a gasoline stove oveillow with burning fluid, throw plenty of flour on the blaze and it will go out. As fish stories seem to be scarce this spring v.e will give our readers an egg story: M. Pllasky has a hen that lays eggs s'7'i inches and weigh Ij pounds, (ueiy -how many such eggs could a hungry man eat? The barn of .James Hin gis, near St. L mis, was destroyed by fire Sunday atteinooii, together with three horses and a cow. There was no insurance and the fire is thought to have been cui.-ed by a passingengine. Loss 700. Mr Dunbar, the aged father of Mrs. A. Hall, of this village, died at her resi dence Monday night after quite an ex tended illness. The remains w ere taken to Hives .Junction, Jackson county, Thursday morning for interment. The deceased was so jears of age. The Woolen mill and Knitting factory is receiving a thorough renovating and it looks as though business would le lively there this summer. Mr. Ander son w ill be on hand to buy the first woo' in the market and pay good prices. A large amount of woolen goods will be manufactured for the fall trade and em plovment will be given to quite a few worl;m n. We predict a prosperous year for the factory. W. T. Knowlton, of Saginaw, was in town Wednesday. (L H. Porter has two show cases for sale. Inquire at his store. ' Francis M. McClintie, of Salt Iliver has been granted a pension. Shelley Hros. haro moved from Elm Hull and located at Hiverdale. Harvey Hutton went to his home, Alba, Monday, for a ten days visit. Fred Hale, clerk at the Sanitarium, is in Ypsilanti on business this week. Milliken & Amsdens Orchestra will play for dancing next Friday evening. Miss Jennie Farley, of Medina is the guest of Hev and Mrs. J. Van Antwerp. Hev. Van Antwerp attended the Sag inaw Cong'l conference at East Taw?.s, Tuesday. Shepherd wants a newspaper, a hotel and an express office and wants them bad, too! We say what we know when we pro mise a grand musical treat next Friday evening May Cth. Fred Kernon. of Alma, and Miss Cahoon of Seville, were married Satru day night by Justice Yerington. Teachers' examination to-day and to morrow at the Union School Building. This is the last of the Spring examina tions. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Schweier, Mrs. Nesbitt ami Chas. Ilehn of the W. S. & S. Shepherd store assisted at W. S. & S. opening last Thursday. Prof. Lewis Stuart, of Chicago for merly of Kalamozoo college, lias been elected to the chair of ancient language in the Alma College and will accept. It would do you good to see the large new stock of Clothing just received at the Bee Hire. You can get a very nice suit for very little money as Pollasky Bros, are bound to take the lead. Miss Nellie Bamborough presided over Miss (i rover's department in the Union School Monday and Tuesday while Miss Ci. attended the funerel of her grandmother. F J. Topping has recently placed one of the Manufacturing Singer machines in L. Kehn's tailor shop which sur. passes any machine yet invented for this kind of work. Mr. and Mrs. BenC. Button, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. II. Hutchinson, and J. Ed. Stuttz went to Mt. Pleasant Wednesday night to see the dramatic club of that city play "Robert Emniett." Alma College will hold open its offer to Superintendent Howell to fill the chair of Natural Science until next April, when his contract with the Lan sing Board of Education expires. The Ladies Aid Society of the Con gregational church will met with Mrs. B. W. Ellison, next Wednesday May 4. In connection there will be a baby show. Every lody come and bring their babies. Nurses will be in attendance. Having jtat received a fine line of Pianos and Organs, of five different manufacturers, wo are now prepared to offer some extra inducements to praties anticipating buying. Call and examine our stock. L. Y. Ikisii. The extension of the T. A. A. & N. M. H'y towards Cadillac commenced Monday, and all the men and teams along the line can find employment as the work is to be pushed with all speed. Supt. J. C. Carland has the work in charge. Cnl. Keen, of Dushvills, died last Tuesday from the effects of chloroform and morphine, which had been admin istered by a physician while attempting to straighten a limb which had been drawn up by rheumatism. He never awoke. The victim was atout 2.J years of age, and unmarried. President Ashley, of the T. A. A. & N. M. railroad, has just published his annual report. The gross earnings of IssG were $.".so,2.'il.01; operating ex penses $--J.0!tb.2; interest on bonds, 14V-h: leaving a balance of $4S.li:;. Its. During the year forty-live miles of new road has been built, and seventy-one miles opened. A benefit concert will l given at College hall, Friday evening, May rth in aid of the new Episcopal church. The concert will be given by a party of eight of the best musical artists of the Snginaws, and promises lo far surpass anything of the kind ever attempted here. Immediately after the concert a social bop will be given to which all are cordially invited to remain. Tickets for concert and hop, oO cents. Dr. Hale intends that suffering hu manity shall know of the existence of the Sanitarium and has been sending out irculars and cards at a lively rate this week 10,000 of each with more to follow. If we are able to read the signs of the times correctly there will be more guests at the Sanitarium this season than can be accommodated, for It is constantly gaining friends and patients under Dr. Hale's skillful management. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Axtell are the happy parents of a Oi lb boy. The best lino of mem fine shoes in Alma, will be found at E. L. Stark. Reserved seat tickets for the concert will be on sale at Webb's after Monday next. One of the I). E. Nichol's paintings on exhibition in the art room, opening day, was sold to a Detroit gentleman. Luther Wood has erected a shed on East Superior street in which to display farm implements and has quite a stock on hand. The concert next Friday evening is an affair long to be remembered by those who listen to the singing of the first Artists of the Saginaws. Mrs. Grover, one of the (Iratiot county pioneeis, died at the residence of a daughter in St. Louis, last Sunday, aged aUmt TO years. The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon. Adam Bros, were fortunate in secur ing an excellent baker, for their trade is constantly increasing. These gentle men always take pains to please the public and are rewarded for it. T. A. Miller & Co. will hereafter handle the Evening News. They will also handle an evening addition. Papers will le distributed on arrival. Any subscriber failing to get his paper on time will do a favor b reporting at the Central Drug Store. The enterprising druggist, B. S. Webb has taken the agency of Baxters Lucky Star Cigar. Hereafter the lov ers of a good smoke can be accomodat ed with a cigar for five cents that will prove superior to half the ten cent ci gars sold by the general dealers In Alma. They are pure Ilavanah filler and Sumatra wrapper, made by hand. They are guaranteed to contain no poisonous or artificial drug. B. S. Webb, sole agent. 2-3 m The Saginaw Couri r has the follow ing to say concerning the concert to be given May o for the benefit of the new Episcopal church: "A. F. Bennest is arranging an ex cellent programme for the concert to be given at Alma. May f, for the benefit of St. John's Church, of that village, prominent among the participants be ing Mrs. J. M. Morley. Mrs. (i. B. Stark, Mrs. 11. A, Whipple. Miss Winifred Smith, Mr. ami Mrs. Walter Benn, and A. O. Poinier. The people of Alma and vicinity are assured of a genuine musical treat, with such an earnest worker and accomplished gentleman interested in the concert." At Alma, April 21 , the firm of Wright, Schneider &Stuttx gave a grand spring opening, and having secured special rates on the railroad they brought 5,000 visitors to the town. Open air concerts, an art loan, oriental grottos and every thing novel was wrought to attract. A free lunch counter was a prominent fea ture. The firm among other things gave away 3,000 large advertising kites to the 1kvs. Detroit Tribuue. The Tribune statement is all O. K. with the exception of the attendance which they have put rather too high. Mark Williams, of Seville township, was taken to thecounty house last week having lost his eyesight, and being un able to support himself. He assigns as the cause of his blindness the ex posure from working in the water while ditching, and the excessive use of liquor. He is single and about 4 years of age. He has friends in the old country, who would undoubtedly, In glad to help him, did they but know of his sad condition, but he steadily refuses to tell where they are, or to let any one appeal to them for help. On Monday night burglars effected on enterance into the store of N. W. & J. H. Struble, of Shepherd, and stole S2i0 worth of goods, cMisisting of clothing, boots, shoes, pocket knives, etc. No trace to the culprits has been discovered. On Tuesday J. II. Struble, of the firm, accompanied by Mr. Schweir, of Shepherd, came to Mt. Pleasant to try and find some clue to the thieves, but they failed. While here, however, some enterprising sneak thief stole Mr. Schweir's hat and over coat while he was eating his dinner at the hotel. Mt. Pleasant Tribune. A meeting of the Building ami Loan Association was held last night but we go to press too early to give any account of the proceedings. The association is an assured fact, however, and previous the meeting some 2(H) shares had been subscribe 1. Now what the managers want to see is the laloring class coming forward and taking shares. They are the people whom the Association will most lenefit and they ought to invest!, gate the matter and take advantage of it. The shares are only o cents per month and its a pretty poor person that can't save 60 cents a month. Take one share at least, and if you can take more easily, why take them, but don't "bite off more than you can chew'' for in that case you would not bo benefitted. When we ascertain wh t occurred at last night's meeting we sh ill have more to say ujh)u this subject. For latest styles and best qualities in Dry Goods, Clothing and Boots and shoes the Bee Dive stands at the front. The time for painting and papering is at hand it would bo well for those who have it to do to call on T. A. Miller & Co. They havo a new stock of wall paper, and a full line of paint, the quality of which they warrant and guarantee equal to any made. The last lecture of the course was given at the Normal hall Saturday eve ning, at which time Hon. (ieo. L. Yaplc, delivered his lecture, ''Thinking and Working," to an appreciative audience. It isconceeded to have been the best of the course as Mr. Yaple gave them not only a talk alwiut "Thinking," but gave them something to think about. The attendance was not large owing to the disagreeable stato of the w eather, but those present were impressed with the ide.i that if Mr. Yaple cannot be Gover nor of our great state he can deliver ad mirable lectures. The corner town papers frequently catch on to a local item which is devour ed with intense enthusiasm. The Elm Hall "Corner Local" last week impart ed the following pointers: John Ililes of Ferris, has got a new yoke of cattle; people around town are complaining of bad colds, but have commenced plowing their gardens; Orrin Rhodes got an increase of pension, and the sheriff of Gratiot county recently struck the town, in such a way as to lead one to suppose that he had some business there. Stanton llcrahl. Don't be too tough on the kids, they are so busy looking up locations that they can't be expected to spend much time on their local items. Quite a fair audience was present last Friday night to listen to the Nor mal concept which had been the prin cipal subject of conversation for some time past. The overture by both bands was fine and, indeed the whole program was good, with few exceptions, and was well rendered. One of the exceptions was the music attempted by the Alma orchestra which proved a most dismal failure and nearly broke the hearts of the players as it was their first break down in public. There was a good leasou for it, however. They bad never practiced with the piano in the hall and when they came to play it was found that the piano did not "jibe" at all, hence the failure. Bert Milliken's violin solo. La Petite," one of his own composing, was a gem and was en thusiastically received. Miss Griffin's recitation, the Broom brigade, C. W. Yerington 's solo.Amsden's solo. Misers Lambertson and Fisher's recitations ami Mrs. Hutchinson's song were the pleasant features of the evening. It was a decided success. Proceeds about Thursday, April 21st, the first day of the W. S. & S. opening could not have been finer in any respect and by the first trains the friends of this firm began pouring into our young city. An open air concert by the band was to take place at lo a. in. and so the visitors amused themselves by visiting the creamery where an exhibition of butter making was given for their edification, visiting the schools etc., until the first piece was commenced by the band when the crowd immediately assembled on the corner, and listened for over an hour to the excellent music which often elicited enthusiastic applause, so fine were some of thy selections. Of the interior of the store we can give no intelligent description, not being versed in the mercantile art, but it was very evident that careful preparations had beenmade and everything arranged for the pleas ure and profit of the expected visitors and the whole interior of the mammoth establishment shone in the holiday at tire. The window display in the dry goods department was indeed elegant and not excelled by many city displays. The Furniture H o:m would hardly be recognized as the former opera house, s) gay and bright it appeared. The line furniture was much admired and the art room was visited .and admired by everyone. The gratto was unique and pretty. The grocery department re ceived its share of patronage as free lunches were given there, consisting of hot coffee, bread and butter, and up to noon 2,oK) cups of coffee had been given out to the appreciative visitors. Many availed themselves of the 10 per cent off and made numerous purchases, while the hearts of the "kids" were made glad by the presentation or handsome kites. To close the (lay's enjoyment a concert was given in the Furniture Rooms in the evening, w hich was well attended and greatly enjoyed. Friday and Saturdas a few visitors came in but the weather was disagreeable and (old, and Thursday was really the day. The event was a decided success and W. S. & S. may well feel proud of it as they not only pleased all their old friends by jtlieirentcrpii.se and generosity, but also won many new ones. Gov. Luce has signed the bill placing all of the Village of Alma in Arcada township and it is now a law. That the citizens of Alma are pleased with this arrangement goes without saying. St. Louis people do not seem to like it and its newspapers especially are bitter towards Alma and her enterprising citizens. In every issue since the bill was introduced in the legislature the Vp Worn has published falsehood after falsehood. All the rant in that un sophisticated sheet alxmt A. W. Wright's "boodle," banquets and wine suppers at the Wright House given to members of the legislature, have no foundation in fact or imagination. They are lies pure and simple, the only thing the editor of that insignilicent sheet is capable of doing. Itrnustmake Representatives Watson, ct al. smile when they think of Smith's "doing them up" when they run for congress. And speaking of "boodle," we would like to enquire whoso "boodle" it was that se cured the publication of all those lies in the Jiijiuhlinni't Now be honest for once, Smith, ami tell us who it was and how long your lease of life in the man agement of the lirpubUctn was extend ed for doing it. And now that the agony is over, Bro. Smith, you had bet ter come up smiling and look pleasant over it and cease making those mean little llings. People in general will think a great deal more of you if you will do it. ElweU. Editor 11 cord: Mrs. Dick Phelp's brother and wife, from York State aro visiting here. John Miller has gone on Lake Huron to sail this summer. He will act as fireman. Mr. Fleming, of New Haven, has put in a dry goods and grocery stock in the store formerly occupied by Mr. Keller. A. Lartrop is painting and improv ing his house. Chas. Phneps' wife and father-in-law intend to start for Dakota, and other western states, as soon as the weather is warm enough. They will go with their own conveyance. A. J. Way has been here for the past three weeks buying stock, which he shipped from Alma. Tuesday. He will be here the most of the summer. Ithaca. Editor RicortJ: The Methodist Episcopal church at Pompeii are soon to have a very tasty and comfortable church house at a cost of about thirteen hundred dollars. The Pa-tor, C. A. Jocokes. has found the people very ready to push this work and bespeaks for them a very prosper ous future. They expect to bold meet ings in the church before the last of Mav. Ithaca is ever ready to handle im provements, as shown in tne introduc tion of the steam washer invented bv Lyman Wright, of Alma. This is very nicely adapted to family use and we cannot see why with soap and common sense this will not dojust what every man wants done, bis shirt made clean and sweet and no fuss about it. The grass begins to green up in Ithaca in .spite of cold winds. The rtrcet fences are rapidly being removed and front yards cleaned. This will give us quite a stylish appearance if the side walks are kept in good repairs. Not much said about arbor day but never theless a large number of shade tree are being placed along our streets. Ithaca has never had the shade of mourning came over it moie heavy than w ithin the past few days. On Saturday last at alMiut lo a. m. it was said with hushed accent that "Mrs. Robert Smith was dead, and Mr. Smith away." It came so sudden no one dreamed that she was so near death's door. Only her near relatives and intimate acquaint ances knew of her being in any way sub ject to the disease, neuralgia of the heart and they had no thought that the slight disability would prove fatal. Thanks to telegraphing, friends were able to wire the facts to Mr. Smith and in a few hours he was summoned home to com fort the believed children as only a father can. A large circle of old and tri ed friends mourn with the many rela tives who have the sympathy of every man, woman and child in Ithaca. Estella Editor llicnrtl: Many changes havo been made since the reporter from here last wrote. H. Teran has moved his harness shop into the McBratnev building, where has more room. He is better prepared to do any kind of work in first clas manner. Mis Doxey, front St. Louis takes charge of anew milliner shop next loor east of the drug store. The water wheel of the grist mil1 being broken, renders grinding im possible for a few days. Ivett Tucker has his planing mill now ready for use, and he can now dress lumber for other people, or for his own building which he hai in contemplation. M. L. Tucker, merchant, is in De troit purchasing goods for the Spring and Summer trade. We are inclined to call this the "Deserted Village." War? Yes, the boys have all gone to the rivers to make war upon the saw logs and drive them from our midst. James Hicks is enroute from En gland here. Ho will arrive in about one week. Mrs. I). Ciroen starts this week, for the south part of the state where she will visit friends and relatives most of the summer. A number of persons from Carson were baptized at this place by Hev. Ballingcr, Advent, Sunday April 17. We have to record a fight and no sham battle either which took place a few days since, between two devoters of Bacchus, one a resident the other non-resident of the village. Mr. Annis has left the farm now owned by Mr. Seaman lately from Genesee country. Mr. A. is working in the Sumner goM mine. Geo. Sehlappi bought a house and lot separately, but now has them unit ed. Henry Ferris, grocer has the foun dation laid for a new dwelling house. Hake brigade performance! and smudges are a common occurrence now. The smiling spring has como at last and many men of the tame mind, armed with spears, go forth bent on surprising some who belong to the finnv tribe. For Sale- A Second hand PIANO only $75. J. F. GllAHAU, Tho Music Dealer, Alma, OUE BUSINESS MEN. Itf-ms uinlcr thi" ln-ad. five cents per lino and fnictiMijiil line lor tm li mid every iuncrrion, uii l will run until ordered out. All kinds of violin and guitar strings at Porter's All the leading styles of ladie's slip pers at. E. L. Si'AKK'.s. Huv Drugs, books and fctationcry at T. A. Miller's. You can save 1T per cent, on any suit of clothes by getting them at E. L. Stark's. Hats and caps in all styles and shapes at E. L. Stark's. Remember on Dry Goods, Clothing' Roots and Shoes, the Bee Hive will not be undersold. The great rush for those nice spring Jackets and Wraps continue at the Bee Hive Store. We are selling the best $2.00 ladies' kid button shoe in the market. Every pair warranted to give satisfaction. E. L. Stauk. Call at Porters and see the latest moon stone pins, with small pini and watch chains attchment. Palmer & Spinney have 2s0 acres of hard wood timbered land in Emmet county for sale, or exchange for land in Ci rat iot county. Go to G. H. Porter, the leading jeweler, and see his new assortment of the latest styles in ladies pins and cuff buttons. Foil Sam:: House and lot (lot 3) block ") of Case's addition to the village of Alma. For particulars enquire at this office. On account of the excellent quality and low prices of Hoots and Shoes the sales at the Bee Hive have doubled this spring. If your mother has tender feet, go to E. L. Stark's and purchase a pair of those easy Oxford Ties. Buy your collars, cuffs ami neckwear of E.L. Si'auk. where you will find all the latest novelties of the season. If you want a good Sewing Machine, buy the New Improved Singer with oscillating shuttle. Sold by J. F. TOITINQ. You can get anything in the line of jewelry, cheaper of G. H. Porter, than any place in the county. G I have under my control some choice farms and farming lands that I shall offer for sale during the next 0 months at prices that defy competition. Beut Woodward, Alma, Mich Everything in the jewelry line sold by G. H. Porter is fully war ranted. vanti:i. One million feet of White, Red and Swamp Oak and roo,00 feet of Bass wood Logs. Highest market price in cash will be paid. WnroriT & Lttmsdkt. Just received at tho Bee Hive a new stock of Ladies' Spring and Summer Jackets in tho latest styles. Tho reason so many p?ople go to the Bee Hive for Boots and Shoes is because it is where they keep the largest stock of good goods at tho lowest prices.