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Additional Local. A Pinm dub will It' organized in St. Louis tonight. Mrs. Chnpin ami Mrs. T. A. Ely are sick with la grippe. John Olartding; and wife will spend Sunday in Durand. The Maccabees now use the G. A. R. hall as a lodge room. Dr. S. K. Slaymaker spent Sunday in Chicago, returning Monday. President Hruske lectured in Hay City Wednesday evening on "The (lypsies." The ivvival meetings in the Eree Methodist church will he continued next week. The latest things in fancy and neglige shirts at Pollasky's Up-to-l)ate Clothing house. Mrs. M. C. Dallas is home from New ark, where she has been caring for her father. The college catalogue for lSl0-l?is being gotten out at the Recokd job rooms. Mrs. E. S. Rowell of Grand Rapids is visiting her daughter, Mrs. I). V. Adams. Prof. Ely has been confined to his home all the week by a severe cold on tho lungs. Fred Avery is enjoying a vacation from school work in Wheeler, at his home here. Jennie Follick is home from a two weeks' visit with friends in Greeubush and Lansing. Circuit court convened Monday of this week. Criminal cases will be called next Monday. Henry Basset t was called to Peters burg, Monroe county, Tuesday, by the death of his mother. The members of the W. R. C. are hard at work preparing for the bazaar to be held soon after Easter. Francis Hawley, one mile north of town, has been confined to his bed three weeks with rheumatism. Claude Chadwick has bought the YV. D. Clark residence on Forest street, and moved info it Wednesday. Mrs. William Craver died at her home one mile east of St. Louis, last Sunday. The funeral was held Tuesday. A. W. Wright lost a valuable cow from the Riverside farm this week. Death was caused by milk fever. Mrs. Miunie Stewart has been granted a decree of divorce from James Stewart. The decree was granted Monday. The W. R. C. reading circle met with Mrs. A. O. Davis yesterday. After the program ice cream and cake were served. The lecture to have been given in the college chapel Wednesday morning has been postponed till some time in April. The L. . T. M. quilt, tickets for which are now being sold, will be on ex hibitron in Medler & Rogers' window tomorrow. L. 1?. Quick of Sunimerton, IsaWlla county has bought the. Ben Button resi dence on Woodworth Ave. North, and will occupy it this spring. Alma college has been asked to send representatives to the athletic contest to be held in Saginaw Mav 1, under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Mrs. Kate Davidson has been com mis sioned to make arrangements for tin special grand assembly of the D. of R to be held in Mt. Pleasant March M. M. Copp of Elm Hall has bought i fine team of horses and a phonographic outfit, and will start in a few weeks for Tennessee, giving entertainments along the route. Remember the corn eating contest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kelly. Wednesday evening, March 1. Beau tiful souvenirs given to the successful contestants. The junior class of the high school will tender a reception to the junior classes of Ithaca and St. Louis at the home of Miss Atta Wilson Thursday evening March 19. At an adjourned meeting of the W. ' C. T. U.f held in the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. L. A. Sharp was elected corresponding secretary, and Mrs. W. C. Clark was re-elected treasurer. The Epworth League held an interest ing meeting Tuesday evening. Miss Ada St auffer'read a well written essay, Misses Corey and Aliee Thompson gave recitations, and the church choir fur nished excellent music. The Daughters of Rebekah will serve supiK-r for 10 cents, and warm sugar for . audio cents, in their hall, tomorrow evening, from ." to 10 o'clock. The ob ject of these socials is to raise money to purchase new chairs for the hall. All are cordially invited. George iiud Weston Allen of this vil lage have completed the lllaxlvl f .in oarlock, and will make application for letters patent. The distinctive feature of this device is ;i ring between t two sides of the oar lock, in which the o.ir i pl.kced. leiiig held firmly in ".itin ly a feuew at the tcr.. Tim material for the bridge to be put up by the Ann Ai'bor road across, the river in this place, has arrived. The iron work is all nut together rcadv to be placed on the abutments, and these will! be ready as soon as possible after the weather moderates. The bridge will be ?J feet long. John Raycraft, a nine-year-old lad, was wrestling in the basement of the school house Wednesday afternoon, when he fell, striking his head on a hinge. A gash nearly two inches long was cut in the back of his head. Dr. Suydatu was called and took several stitches. The little fellow is very com fortable. Mrs. Elizabeth GritHu, mother of Ed win ( iriflin of this village, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Loren Forest, two miles southwest of Alma, Wednesday morning, of lung leaver, aged SS years. The funeral will lie held this afternoon from tho residence of Mr. Forest, conducted by Rev. S. B. Culp of St. Louis. The annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Baptist church was held Weunesdav at the home of Mrs. L. A. Sharp. The following were lected officers for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. A. Hood; vice president. Mrs. R. Carpenter; secretary, Mrs. S. Cluni ; treasurer. Mrs. 1). V. Hubbcll. In the past year the society has raised !?li.."0. A farmers' club was organized Wed nesday of this week at the residence of Eugene Davis in Pine River township. Oflicers were chosen as fellows: Presi- lent, George Abbott; secretary, .Mrs. Otto May; treasurer, Mrs. John Barney. Constitution and by-laws were adopted, and the club adjourned to meet the first Friday in April, at the residence of Frank Frear. Divisions No. v! and M of the Ladies' id S ciety, of the Methodist church, will give a pop corn social and corn eat ing contest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kelly, Wednesday evening, March Is. Admission 10 cents. Bag of pop corn and a corn plaster souvenir given with each admission. Mush and milk supper served, five cents a bowl. Every body invited. A representative of the Rkc i;i visited the farm of N. Bangs, two and one-half miles southeast of Alma, a few days ago. and saw some remarkably fine stock. Mr. Bangs ha one full-blooded register ed Poland China boar, and a full-blooded sow; four full-blooded Shropshire Down iecp. one full-blooded registered Short Horn bull, and one tifteen-sixteenf hs blonded cow of the same breed. Death of Harry Delavan. Harry Delavan died at the home of his grandfather in this village Sunday evening last, aged nineteen years. Harry has always been a delicate boy, and his frailty prevented his joining in the pastimes enjoyed by his more vigor ous companions. But the time given by others to sport, was by Harry devoted to reading and study, and his was a mind well stored with knowledge which helped to alleviate the sufferings which he bore so patiently. He was a commu nicant of St. John's Episcopal church. and on' of its most earnest and devoted members. The funeral was held from the family residence, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. B Jefferson and attended by the Brother- Hood ol t. Anurew, ot winch lie was a member, and representatives from th different classes in the high school. Hie iiora) offerings were many and beautiful. St. Andrew's Brother hood sent a cross and shield made of carnations, the members of hi class in high school sent floral offerings. and roses and carnations from friends covered the casket wherein reposed all that was mortal of one whom they had known and loved in life. A quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Sharp, Mis Ward and Mr. Scott, with Miss Mcsmu ger as accompanist, very effectively sang 'O, Paradise," and "Who are These in Bright Array." The remains wen interne! in Riverside Cemetery, by the side of his mother. THE ELECTION. Railroad Proposal Carried Lnr Majority. by a The election last .Monday was without excitement. Tne ticket nominated bv the republican caucus was elected, tin following being the official figures : For president. Townsend A. Ely. Tl; for clerk, Seth A Tubbs, v.' J; for treas urer. John W. Holmes. !; fr assessor, Virgil Wilson, ''.; for trustees lor two years, John W. Glass, .'v!.'; Stephen W. Tinker, '1; Edwin Hannah, .'.'o On the preposition to advance :.ou ,,r , ' , .. Ul.tioo necssa.y to compete the th purchase of the right of wav for tin Ann Alitor railroad. ".Ml vot- wire ; -I , of which o;, w, ),- in favor of I le propo .dtion, and l against it. The vote on t li" saloon ipie.-tien a much cloMr. The whole iiuiiiImt uI' votes cast was W.t, et which liis were in favor of t . . .ilotn. and l'Jl ;i;;;iiiid the .alon. SOME CAUSI-S OF CHIME. An Interesting Address by Bishop Clllespk.. Bishop Gillespie of Grand Rapids, president of I he Stale Board of Correc tions and Charities, lectured in the chapel last rriday morning on "Some of the Causes of Crime," which he named as 1st, Early influences; 2nd. Condition of the criminal; ;5rd, The life of the criminal in prison and out. He denied the assertion that education makes men more adroit in the commission of crime, but maintained that persons who go to sclv ol are less likely to go to prison. A mind emptied of good things can only be Idled with evil. The Bishop thinks it is wrong to put educated criminals at oMice work and easy "jobs" about a prison. He has more respect for a man who .steals a pair of pants because he needs them, or food because he is hungry, than he has for a defaulting bank cashier or a foiger. He would have these high toned criminals put to hard work that will con ince them that they have done wrong and an being punished. If a lack of education tends to evil living, aid tie- Jiishop. how much more (iocs i he kef moral and religions training. The Bishop said the Ten Command ments should be ported con.-picuuisly in very school room in the country as an 'ducative agency, and told of the de Tease in the use of profanity and obscenity on railroad trains since copies of the laws governing conduct of pas sengers had been posted conspicuously in passenger cars. He mentioned enforced idleness as a potent educator in causing rime, and immigration as a prime cause of so much idleness in this country. He poke of the establishing of trade schools as a promise of elevating of labor to its true dignity, and the agency by which mind and hand will be brought together. The dense population and crowded tene ment houses of our citfes he character ized as powerful auxiliaries of crime. The press which publishes all the bar. rowing details of crime was severely scored, lie said that while crime may be traced indirectly to intemperance, h did not believe that crime, properly so called, could be, traced directly to intem perance as a cause. Immoral book and obscene pictures Were named a one of the most powerful agents of the devil. In sneaking of the life of prison ers in prison, he mentioned the an use ot the contract svstem as having a basing effect on the mind of the pris oner :ts aHo iv ireouenr cnanges in prison management due to political changes. The Bishop would have all daily and sensational papers excluded from jails, piilice stations and prisons, as by them prisoners were kept well in formed of the crime rampant outside of prison walls. In speaking of the ell'ort of discharged criminals to lead lietter lives, he said nothing is more discuur aging to th"in than the attitude of soei etv. He paid a fine tribute to the work 1 Mrs. D'Arcamble of Detroit, tin founder of the Home for Discharged Convicts, ami said that she should receivt moral and material support in her great work. The lecture was listened to with clos attention, and was frequently inter rupted by heartily applause. It spark eled with wit and pleasantly, and mad a deep impression on the minds ol all who heard it. Briscoe Price Griffith, In speaking of the death of Briseoi Price GrilUth, (brother of E. R. Griffith of this place,; the Chronicle of Emerson Iowa, says: The death of Briscoe Price Griffith removes from among us one of our most prominent and influential citizens a devoted husband and indulgent father After but tew short days of patient though sturdy contest, B. P. Griffith the beloved of our eitv, is dead. Tin struggle was short and was made in tin absence of hoiie; in the knowledge that soon he must yield to the foe that makes no terms. It there were words that breathed with grief, if there were lan guage bathed in tears, we might hope upon such occasion to pay fitting tribute to our dead trieud. But there is in tin human heart a chord which vibrates U the touch of sorrow with nev r a sound It was no superficial affection that made many eyes to weep yesterday that had long been dry. It was no foolish display of feeling that made gray-bain men clasp hands in silent agony was a deep, sincere, heartlelt sorrow that lias come upon tins community nuexpectedlv. Just in the prime of life he had a right to expect vet a little lni enwy from that ruthless destroying angel his struggle was in vain and he sue cumljcd gracefully, quietly, patiently. t the ItievitabU We ln lieve there is a hereafter; we believe there is a world where glorv h'(hfvl in this state grows brighter m Its nrpetnated Mstence. That th" I im . pKM,m fh(. plirI,,UH iilH.lit v the gentle liiodesty bell ath his load of honors, nt il h-d him to all that tlii.o future state has to l .to, who will qution. I. t tb-monument h Inch i and rich ; b t the flower-st ivw n grave : speak ( loip;ently of his trooOlii let j ant I ei i is sound his praire ; hi jxn sy catch the inspiration ami sin;; a graei ful MUig j but greater than all, ni re lastimr than j all. will l-e the simple story that hu friends and nnghlcrt. thall tell. j NwJsJPg Opportunity jj 12 fH that tho LnriitM of Alma, have hutm waiting for. Our Special Muslin Under trear Sale at loss than city prices, and at prims that throw all previous efforts in tho shade Host made goods in the county. Salt; lasts four days Thursday, Friday, Satur urday and Monday. This is vonr chance of the season, at the km AT 94 ALfflA. For March and April's mud and slosh. See Dingman's New Spring Mackintosh. LIKE- Cathade Rays," through drops of dew. Our Dresden Silks Dress Novelties, Florescence bring, Prophetic visions of coming spring. See the Nobby, New Things at Dingman's 94 Cash Store in Dress Goods, Waists, Hats, Caps, etc. Trimmings a Specialty. At Rest. Kntered into rest eternal on the Mh of March. 1 Henry Kdward Delavan. grandson of Henry A. Delavan. aged nineteen years. A pure spirit in a frail body, unfitted to contend in the battles ol earth, he is called home to the Para dise of God. Resolutions. Win ri:as, by the death of Harry K. Delavan, the local chapter of the Broth erhood of St. Andrew, in connection with St. John's Parish, has lost a consist ent, active and earnest member. ,'....', that we hereby place on record our sen.-e of loss.and humbly bow to this dispensation of Divine Providence in the firm belief that our loss is his gain. i:,.,hl, that a copy of these resolu tions be sent to the family of our dis eased brother and also to the local press for publication. S. W. Tinker, Sec'y. Attention. Having concluded to engage again in marble and granite business, I would ask those who contemplate, purchasing headstones or monuments before placing their orders to call on or write me. My motto is now as ever, work put up that will bear inspection and that is al ways satisfactory. I will give you the best material and first class work at reasonable prices as heretofore. A. .T. Haiuf.lo. St. Louis, Mich., Feb. 18, JWMi. A Great Chance to Make Money. I want to tell ycu of my wonderful j success. Peing a poor girl and needing money badly, 1 tried the Dish Washer business and have cleared JOO every month. It is more money than I ever had bi fore, and can't help telling alout it, for I believe any person can do as well as I havi if they only fry. I sell from . to I') machines a day. My busi ness is increasing and am going to keep right on until I make .o,ooo. There is no excuse to le poor when so much money can Ih made selling dishwashers. The Washers sell on sight ; every ladv wants one The Mound City Dish Washer does spb ndid work; you hi wash and dr.v the dishes m two or three I minutes without putt intr your hands in I the water at all. Try this businr ss and j b t us know how you succeed. The ! Mound ('ity Dish Washer Co., St. lmis. i Mo., wih giv- ou all necessary iietruc ' tiviiis so you can 1 1 gin work at oiu e. (vsO-lw. LlizailiiiC. 0 8 will spangle you. To Consumptives As an honest remedy Foley's Honey and Tar docs not hold out false hopes in advanced stages, but truthfully claims to give comfort and relief in the very worst cases, and in the early stages to etfect a cure. Buckten's Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world lor cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, suit rheum, fever sores, tetter, chaj ped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin Eruptions, and pos itively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction or money refunded. Price ','.3 cents per box. For sale by 13. S. Webb. "That Tired Feeling" overcomes us when inferior preparations are reccommended by unscrupulous ashlers as "iusr a? is "iust as good as r olev s Honey and Tar Cough Syrup," when we know the unequalled merits of this gn at medicine. C. K. M All AN. Old People. Old people who require medicine to regulate the bowels and kidneys will lind the true remedy in Klectrie Hitters. This medicine does not .stimulate and contains no whiskey nor other intoxi cant, but acts as a tonic and alternative. It acts mildly on the stomach and bow els, adding strength ami giving tone to the organs, thereby aiding Nature iu the performance of the Junctions. Klectrie Hitters is an excelleut appetizer and aids digestion. Old people lind it just exactly what they need. Price iifty cents and sfl.UO per bottle at H. S. Webb's Drug Store. Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair. MOST I'LttFl-Cr MADE. A pure (irarr Ocn ci Taitar Powd-.r. Tree from Amii!"iii., Ai.i.n r :ry t!i:r adulterant. 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. CREAM 1AMN m New Goods Milling Daily AT. Grocery and the number that visit me is a guarantee that my prices are rig it. Come and 8ee for yourself. Frosh Lettuco and Onions at all times. m WILSON, T. A. Ely Building ' Opp. B. S. Webb s. Bert Woodward Makes Loans on first-c!as Heal Estate Draws Papers relating to Kent Estate LookH after property for i.on resident owners Has property lor sale or exchange In every part of the country L (3 U. S, Pension Attorney Jifstice of the Peace Insurance and Collections 0 w Prosecutes all claims against the (ioverntnetit rejected and suspended. CUiuiB rooi'vued and 8uccepfully viorp jailed. I liave all the luIiDga vt tbe , depailinentua (a6L ho issued. (jive yonr ItiatneHA to an old soldier that is right lieio where you can see and talk to him. If you want advice come and see me. No fees unless successful. Office In Vermeuleu Mock, Alma. fin's New Ileal Estate Broker