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FKIDAY, NOV. s, 1895.
rCBUSUUD BY Gratiot County Printing Company. The Ukcouu la entered at tho poBtml'.eo ul Alma for transmission through tho mul m Keoood class matter. OFFICERS. O. M. EVEIIDEN, I'ro-ulont, Itlia. ;i A. K. CI1ASK, Vice-l'rKti'iit UUnru i JI.CHASK, hoc. Htid Trosis M. I.huh J. H. 13HOWN, DuHiucf Mnnar Almu C. I BROWN, MARKET aSFOET. Wfccnt., whlto Wheat, red Oats Kyo Corn, old enr Coro, old shelled Potatoes Means Apples per bu Clover Seed Mutter Ktk8 Honey Unions, per bu.. .. f.i la-..'. mi j-;..';i 14-J'. tr. Additional Local. Tine toilet articles at Mahaii's. A writer on football s.ivs the j'ame is not as rouch as it seems. The same was true of the terrible b.ittle of Chickamauga, in which two thirds of the men escaped without a scratch, tho killed, wounded and nuriinj numbering only about thiity thous and. The announcement is made of the discovery of a river in tin; Uritish possessions in North America live hundred miles long and averaging more than a mile in width. This indicates that there is still occupation left for tho explorer, and that a good many changes are likely yet to be made in our maps. The corn exportation of the next few months is expected to touch the highest figures ever reaehe 1. All the corn that is wanted abroad can bo spared out f the great crop now being harvested. Corn is growing in popularity in all European coun tries, and the United Slates is in a position to meet all demands from that quarter. England has a licet near the Dar danelles consisting of eight battle ships, five cruisers and several gun boats and torpedo destroyers, with a total armament of one hundred and seventy guns. If there is to be any trouble at Constantinople, and every thing seems to indicate that there will be, the Uritish are on the ground and ready for it. The unnrecedentlv heavv crons of of this year are bound to send rail road earnings in the next few months up to the highest point ever touched. This is one of the cheerful indica tions of business. Large crops, even though prices for the producer be necessarily lowered, always bene fit tho country. Thf producer, r-ot-withstanding the pi ice shrinkage, makes more than he does on a short yield, the railroads secure more traffic, and the consumers g-t cheap food. The Uaptlst church is being painted. Lunch at all hours at Palace Ilea taurant. We have a few more puzzles left; call and get one. U. L. & (J. M. Dklavan. II. J. Vermuulcn went to Toledo this afternoon. A. W. Heckner has organized a vocal class at Ithaca. visiting iu Alma. T. r. Tiuiby ha3 rtturued from a business trip to Chicaiw. Mrs. T. J. Fox of Saginaw visited fiieiuls lieie Wednesday. A. W. Ueckner will sing at tho lire mau'dconctit m Ithaca Friday evening. Mis i IJjIIc Kllicott will entertain the Woinan'd Foreign Missionary Society of the M. F. church Thursday, Nov. 11. Cajile & Hall will make and donate the box to be placed iu the corner stone of the new church. The box will be made of copper. Mrs. F. li. Wightman, who lias teen visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. .John Dunham, has returned to her home in Fenton. Edward P. Irwin ha3 declined the off.. i' of a oositioa on the Iron Mouu lam road, and will accent one with F. W. Wheeler, the Weal liay City ship uuiluer. u ids .Sehei.ek's bibiu class, which whs to meet Saturday evening next, will, on account of the lawngot tho corner stoL.e, meet Saturday, November 10, at i :,u p. in. William Hannah had three fingers on his ngiit hand badly lacerated in the machinery in Tinker & Lancashire's mill last Saturday. .Jack ev, house, norter at the '"Alma." left itsierdav for a visit to his home in lirand Haven. His olace I x i i t supplied by W. L. Cuiey, iattt o:. Vv'fatiieiu, '. V. i nomas u. iioiton, whosywiie was granted a divorce some time ago, re macs 10 ;uve un her tiOtning, auu a writ of itvlevcn to sec ire ihem has bun idsusd by Justice tiee. A ten-year-old son of Daniel (Joggin, living west of town, waj seriousJv injured while relurniug from school Monday afternoon. In company with a younger brother he lus riding home in a lumber wagon. He was helping his brother out, and in some way iell under the wheels of a passing wagon. The wheels passed over the upper part or his body, injuring him seriously. At the close of busint-53 in Alma lodge 1. O. U. F. Monday e cuing,; the members of the lodge, accompanied by the D. of lb, surprised Mr. and Mrs. O. W. liogers at their home, and in a delightful manner celebrated Mrs. Kegels' twenty-eighth birthday. The Kebekahs carried well tilled lunch basketu, and while the contents of the baaktts were being disposed off, con veraition went merrily on. It was late when the guests bade best and hostess good night, with hearty good wishes. There is a great deal said in the public press nowadays about the Monroe do3trine, and its enforcement by the United States. Tho Monroe doctrine is an indefinite juautity, so far as the details are concerned, but in a general way it means that no European nation should be allowed to colonize any of the Western hem isphere, or monopolize any of its commercial advantages. Tho Euterpe Club. The last hurting of the Eutcrne club was la id at tho home of Mrs. Charle: D.-iHvan. with a full membership present. Alter tho biwncss ses.-ion C. L. Marsn lead a paper on tin- origin and mMery i t the development of the sonata, and ir. .Alar.-!) also piawd two sonata numbers by Coivlli. A paper on tin beginning of opera in Italy, France Lughiiid and (.I'crm.tnv was read bv Prof. ,1. T. F.wing, after which several vocal selections lrom the early operas were rendered by munbers of the club. The ncxr meeting of the club will be held with Mrs. L. A. Sharp. Tuesday evening, rsov. j v. when Italian ohth ooTvn to Isoo. ;md the sonatas of PacJi and Scarlati will be studied, ;ind amui- e.u l.i'oniui lrom iue operas win oe rendered. The final appraisement of the estate of the late Jay Gould has just been made, and foots up the sum of nearly eighty-three million dollars, two million of which is in u al estate and the rest is in various kinds oi personal property, mostly railroad securities. This is probably t)lC largest fortune eve r made in so short a time by speculative methods alone; and whatever may be thought of the morality of tho man who made it, there can be no doubt about his rare intellectual endowments and his masterly grasp of business tions. eondt- Uncle Sam's postal receipts may be regarded as one of the best barom eters of the condition of business; and it is very gratifying, therefore, to learn that in the firs'c quarter of the present fiscal year these recepts exceeded by six hundred thousand dollars the receipts of the busy hca eon of 1S92. New York stands first among tho large cities in the amount of such increase, Chicago second, St. Louis third and Detioit fourth. Tho croakers are still croaking to fiomo extent, but the good times are returning, all the same. The conviction of the notorious Holmes in Philadelphia last Satur day, and of Durant in San Francisco, each of murder in tho first degree, brings to a, close the trials of 'two cases which will go into history as causes celebre. Their crimes "were remarkable not only in their atrocity, but in tho deftness which the perpe trators employed to conceal the evi dence of their crimes. Each of there criminals was actuated by different motives to accomplish tho Kimo end, the death of his victims. Their i conviction is a great triumph, and their execution will relieve the world of two of the most indifferent, hard ened criminals in the history of crime in this country. Interesting Helios. The corner stoh" of the present M. E. church, which was laid twenty-three years ago the coming Mimincr, win removed n tew days ago, and will form a part of the new church edifice. In some unaccountable wav the cover of the box had been broken, and in eonse quenee t lie contents are almost destroyed. iiv mix eoniaiiieo. iiosiues the jiioie and hymn book, a eopv of the North- western Christian Advocate, dated Jan uary i", IS:!, on which was the name j:- v. A. .1. Stark, pastor of the ehim h al that time. A copy of the (iratiot County Journal, 3 i .1 H Vt Smith publisher, a co y of the St. Louis Herald, dated Wuin'sday, May , is;::, awl published oy liiiau w . I'ooic. About the only items in this paper that can bo read is .in iiecouin oi uie auemptcu sun ale ot a man in this county who is today alie and well, and the proceedings of the village board, in which trustees Foster. Tucker, Mcllenry, Crossnian and Sjk rry are reported present. There is in the box. abo. a list of contributors to the church building fund, but the only names legible are Hamborough, Thomas Miller, Margaret Kimball, and Delavan. )n what was evidently the leaf of the Bible ( r hymn book is the name Win, Johnson. Other names are written there, but it is impossible to make them out. Cloak CDale mm i mm Extraordinary TI Lara Ml i LslBSl Sifts 25 per cent, less than others ask for the same goods. Astrachan Wool Seal Electric Seal Sheared Coney in all tho latest styles Jand nov ties full sweep Cm Sapes, Kleant styles at from ;;.:) to $10.00. JACKE ig and short, latest designs, from $5.00 to $12.00. ses PiSif SAT. L to iosc sue siyiies viroinni Call and be convinced that we have the largest and best stock in the county and can save you from $1.00 to $5.00 on each Jacket or Cape. F. Pollaskvi Kellglous Notes. The following are the annouueements for Sunday, Novem1er loth: A. Y. M. (' ehaple ut . i). m. Led bv .Sultject, A tfivat problem In eollep h. S. Brookt s lved. l'KKsnYTnniAN. 3Iornin subject, The reat conimis. .cioii. The Chri.-tiaii Kmleavor Society will mduf t the evening servie(, a jn firani of which will U. found in anotlicr column. v. i'. s. c. 1:. At ti p. in. led by Mr. McCabe. MKTIIODIST. Subect for morning, Christ tin Corner Stone, evening, Ye are Building. Ki'wouTii u:(.n:. I d by Mrs. MeAllisti r. UAITIST. 1'ieaehin in the morning. v.. y. v. 1 . L, A. Sh.ui), leader, meeting at p w. . - In Ladie.-.' ll.ill at j. m.. Miss Wini fred Carl, leader. W. C. T. U. This ilcnai Itiiont m uiidor thf rotitriil f ilu W. f. T.l . hii'I the editor of this inner is not nixjnil.le l.r nnyllili;r that lejitar.i under tliin head. The regular meeting of the Alma Union will be held Wednesday Nov. loth, :!:M) ). m., in the Presbyterian church. Subject. The Foes of Tcnmor- mce. Led bv Mrs. Holmes. As there is snecial business to be transacted, and also carefully prepared' program, the ladies cordially and earn-1 estly invite all the members and friends I to attend the meeting next week. Fol lowing is the program: i Koailintf ycrlDturtB. 1'iaycr, ,UtlUUon M ih8 Winnie (Irillln. K'lo vug Jtarv J'aMwplJ. Wend 1 11 (r Teinpcrance Law Mrs. Wheeler. Iluslnees of importance to be discut'eil, The Annual District Convention of the Eighth District Mill be iield in Owosso, Nov. J'.Mh, vnth and '.'Isf, in the First M. K. church. Delegates should bo aooointed at next week's incctiiitf a Alma Union is auxil iary to the District Union. - 1 Temperanco Sunday. Chief God's m. Sunday, Nov. '21 Is temuerance Sun day, and arrangements are being made 10 hoiu a union meeting In the opera houso in this village. The following letter received by Uev. J. W. McAllis ter explains Itself: Statkof Miciiioan, Sltukmi: Count". LANStNO, Nov. 1, 1S'I3. Uev. J. W.McAllistkk, Alma. Mich. My Dear Sir: I I can bu with you Sunday tho 21th. I I should like to stonat the'S'initariutn I whilp there. I nlao rtoutst that a special invitation be given to ti e ilkti ..v,,..,..c. . i i keepers. outs truly C. l).ii:A.M. C(..;..r.. c'T. : m m 1 n J. . CONTINUE T lis li i it i Those ELFilllRil It m With 1A 1 UI m m m $5.00 Trade We have tlie smallest If not we will i A 1 t't iiu'in. hoe made, and the largest. J 0 It - V Fl I J 1 - xasy jlos&j ii U U Uuzs l&xmf U Mfc q