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I'UHLISIIKI) KKIDAY8, AT ALMA, - - MICH, Wholesale and Retail Grocer We know.. the masses are having1 a struggle to make two ends meet. We sympa thize way down as far as our pockets. That is the kind of sympathy needed. We buy for rash and sell for cash, therefore we have no bad debts to make up for with fancy prices. FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 21. 1896, WE OFFER No. 1 Clover Seed per bu . $". No. 1 Timothy Seed per lu -,00 Sugar 21 Hs Granulated Suar $1.00 Oil Water White (regular V2a e Coffee Our Special Kn'ast, unfj-round (regular -,'0e) per lb lTc Tobaccos "Kveii Change" per lb l"c "()M Honesty" Smoking lbs .'J.V Evaporated Fruits Apiles (regular 10ct per lb To l'runes (regular no per lb .V Pork Good Pork per lb .c We own our hhI-. :ks cheap as any htnse in the state, therefore we are in a portion to meet the lowest prices of fered by all competitors. Highest Cash Price Paid for Produce. ED. KELLY J ALMA, T TT TT P. V m L. n. AMI 0 0 t last week was a grand suc cess and we will make the same prices this week as last, and remember we never allow anyone to undersell us. HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR BUTTER AND ECGS. WE OFFER YOU FOR SATURDAY 21 lb Granulated Sujrar 1."0 Lion CoHee per pk;r lTc Arbuckle Coffee jier pk Kc McLaughlin's XXXX per pkj lie Every day wo aro selling Good Oranges per do 10c Fancy Lemons per doz 20c 'j Hroken Hice per lb :5c 10 bars pxnl Soap 25c New Dates per lb Ginger Snaps per lb New Cleaned Currants jmt lb Clear Pork r lb Kven Change Tobaeco .c per cut or per lb b Kvajxrated IVaches per lb .V Kvaporated Apricots per lb V fi Ins HaiMiis '' Cooking Fir 1 r U ,r Our floods are all fresh and wo guar antee satisfaction. L. H. HAYT. Near tho P. O., Alma. KE IIP 0 Initio T Wall Largest Stock and Lowest Prices. :b. s. avkbb, DRUGGIST. HOME AND VICINITY. Band meeting this evening. Up-to-date trousers, at Messinirer's. Up-to-date neplijjee shirts, at Messin Kit's. Full line of garden and flower seeds at Mahan's. .1. W. Hawkins has gone to Clarence to do some work. The Oriental Princes will meet next Wednesday evening. Flower and garden seeds of every de scription, at Mahan's. Georgo Pulfivy of St. Johns was in Alma on business yesterday. Mrs. J. F. Sartor and Mrs. .1. T. Le Messurier spent Tuesday in Ithaca. Wanti:). To buy a good horse. In quire at J. L. Miller's dry goods store. The Ilathbone Sisters will meet with Mrs. Part Miller next Tuesday after noon. Up-to-date spring suits for men and boys in worsted and cashmere, at Mes singer's. James Gardner and Planch Hudson were married by Justice Dunham Mon day afternoon. Robert Murker went to Grand Rapids Saturday to see his' best girl. He re turned Tuesday. George Smith of the Hotel Vincent. Saginaw, visited his family here the lirst of the week. Karl Clark's, opposite the post oilier, is the place to go for a clean shave and fashionable hair cut. The Rod and Ouu club will have a "shoot" this afternoon, and a business meeting this evening. Mrs. H. J. Vermeulen and Miss Sophia Willard will start next Monday for Kaiuloops, Pritish Columbia. Tlif Rod and Gun club will build a club house across the river from Church's park, on the Gargett property. V. S. Turck and family and G. S. Ward and wife will leave Dnneden, Florida, next Monday. They will visit in several cities r ,-nui, to Alma. There are now twenty five subscribers in Alma to the Gratiot County telephone line, and a fair prospect of at least forty subscribers, when the 'phones are ready to put in. Prnest Spinney, a brother of J. I) Spinney and at one time a student in the Union school here, graduated from the Homeopathic College in Chicago last Tuesday. The otHcers and teachers of the Mis sion Sunday school met at the home of Mrs. H. Downs and disbanded, and reorganized as a Union Sabbath School with Mr. Issac Campbell as Superin tendent. Another subscription paper will be circulated by our Methodist friends for the building fund. All who have sub scribed, but have not paid their subscrip tions, will be waited upon in tho next few Weeks. John Com stock, northwest of Forest Hill, is the owner of a valuable horse, which run a snag in its frnt. Blood poison set in and but for Mr. Comstock's prompt treatment the animal would have died. He drew a seaton in the breast and saved the horse. The novelty social given by the Fp worth League at the home of Mrs. V. A. Thomas, Monday evening, was a very enjoyable affair. Refreshments were served from paste-board Imixcs, coffee in tin cups, and dough nuts from an um brella handle. Music was furnished by the Fpworth League double uartet and recitations given by Miss Nellie Pam- Ixirough. 'J hat the Alma Sanitarium Co. pays out u good deal of money, the greater part of which finds its way into the tills of our merchants, is evident from the fact that since May I. lv". that com pany has paid out for wood alone, ."i,. ;SJ;.:U, and during the month of Febru ary, this year. s'.,."i.."il va paid out for word. The two items of butter and eggs amount to a snug little sum each week, f.r the Sanitarium use U jhmiikI of cre.-iipery and found of dairy but tcr each vufk, and loo dc?.m egg. Up-to-date Golf caps, at Messiugur's. lives tested and fitted at Tunvll'Hdmg st ere. Wall pajer a great variety at Ma han's. Hats at cost, and below, at Delavans', to eh sc. M. Pollasky sent a car-load of hides to Whin hall this week. Jahu DeWitt Miller in the opera house next Monday evening. Mrs. S. Seitner of St. Louis was the guest of Mrs. S. Messin ger, Tuesday. Go to Cap. (Justin, at J. F. Sell wart, stop for carriage painting and triming. If you need window shades call at Webb's and see the great variety he has in stock. Don't forget the experience social at the residence of Prof. J. W. Fwing this evening. Miss Cora Mason of Pattle Creek, a former student at the college, is a guest at the Sanitarium. Mrs. Mary Hyde and Miss Fmnia HydeofFlni Hall visited Mrs. Carrie Brown. Wednesday. K. Scattergood died at the county poor house last Tuesday. He had been there about four mouths. Miss Pushnell. who has been at the Sanitarium for several weeks under treatment, is improving. Cap. Gust in is now ready to do car riage painting and trimming, at J. F. Schwartz's shop, Alma. He comes tojus well recommended as a first-class man at the business. Miss M. J. (Jill, a graduate of the Alma Training School for Nurses, has obtained a position in the Cook county hospital, Chicago. Peter Fcchting has started a milk route, and every morning serves his customers with fresh milk from the Wright farm dairy. J. P. Tucker, has drawn an excellent likeness in crayon of Mayor Pingreeand a potato in close proximity to the Mayor's phiz. The picture ma be seen at Ma han's drug store. Although the phones are not all in yet, the worth of the Gratiot county tele phone line is attested by tlu frequency with which the 'phone in the otlice at Hayt's is used by our citizens. Rev. A. L. Toner, a graduate of Alma college, class of ';." is pastor of the Pres byterian church in Heading, Hillsdale county. He is holding a series of revi val meetings and is having wonderful success. The members of the Freshman class of the Alma high school will serve warm sugar in the store recently vacated by Caple A: Hall on Friday evening, March from half past live on. Price ten cents a dish. The largest load of agricultural im plements ever brought to Alma was received by Part Miller this week, from Heneh tV Dromgold of York, Pa. There were' in the load, :oo harrows, lesides about ."o cultivators. An invitation has been extended to the members of Alma Lodge No. ::s. I. ().). 1 and their wives, ,y Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Gruver of St. Louis to attend a reception at their home on Monday evening March Wrd. About twenty-five of Etbo Greig's friends surprised her Tuesday evening, and celebrated her fifteenth birthday with hearty good will. (James were played until the young people were hungry enough to do justice to the refreshments which wen4 served. The birthday social given by the Pres byterian Sunday school in Sanitarium cottage No. v Saturday afternoon, was an exceedingly pleasant event. A good ly number were present, each one con tributing as many cents as he or she were vears old. Ice cream and cake were served. The entertainment netted the school about .l."i. Fifty-four years ago last Tuesday, in Jackson, P. I. KUison was married to the woman who for more than half a century has been his companion and help-meet. The wedding anniversary was quietly observed by this venerable couple at their home one mile and a half west of town. Both are well and able yet to do a good day's work. Seth Tubbs, our popular village clerk, put on a Pingree button Monday morn ing, and the effect on him was remark able. He came into the Rkcokd otlice and was talking Pingreeism with so much vim that he was enhausted, and Milk into the editorial chair with such force that he tipped over, and went crashing through tho window. Tho only damage wa to Seth's pocket book, and this was hurt to the extent of one dollar for a new pane of glass, and the cost of putting it in. Seth vows he's a Pingree man no more. A recital was given in the reception room in Ladies' Hall Saturday evening, by "talent" rarely heard in the Hall. Miss Girmus was "manager" of this wonderful "aggregation." The reeep tioJi room was filled with an exjHTtant audience. Miss Girmus entered the room and made some ery appropriate introductorv remarks, and introduced the "star-:." Miss Reul.ih Clark and Mr Divine, who entertained the audience with recitations, banjo and vocal solos. It was the way these three bad taken to earn .' cents each for the exjerience social at Prof. Fwing's this evening. The "entertainment" netted them about , f,0 cents each. 6,000 rolls of wall paier at Webb's. Up-to-date neckwear, at Messinger'n. ' lien. Lane was down from Clare over Sunday. Ride tho Westminister. Se it at Mahan's. Garden and lield seeds, all kind, ut Delavans'. Experience social at J. W. Ewing's this evening. L. II. Hayt drove to Chippewa on business Monday. Full line of siectacles and eye glasses at Turrell's drug store. Mrs. N. F. McClinton went to Clarks- ton today to visit friends. Feed Haven's Condition Powders. Best on earth. Morden sells it. J. F. Schwartz made a large order of castings for a Clare firm this week. Dr. Bagley reports a fine loy at the home of Herman Tinkham in Klwell. Mrs. Charles Dix of Ionia was tho guest of Miss Booth at tho college, Tues day. Call at the Wright House barber shop and bath rooms for a first-class shave or hair cut. Frank 10. Case of Ann Arbor was the guest of his cousin, Mrs. K X. Chadwick, Sundav. Rev. J. S. McGreaham of Brecken- ridge had business in Alma again last Mondav. The M)stoflice at Lafayette has been discontinued, and the mail will here after go to Rathbone. R. C. Lattimer has a South Down ewe which gave birth to three lambs last week. The lambs are doing -finely. G. W. McCarty went to Ann Arbor Wednesday to make arrangements for handling another piano. See his adver tisement. Fugeno DeLong, for a long time with the Alma Mercantile Company, has gone to Pompeii, having severrd his con nection with that company. A meeting will be held in firemen's hall next Weduseday evening for the purio.se of organizing a Pingree club All interested are requested to be pres ent. P. M. Smith. Mrs. II. .1. ermeulen receiveu a letter from Mr. Vermeulen Monday, written lrom Los Angeles, Cal. He is delighted with that city, and is. anxious to locate there. Renienilier I will not be undersold, but will furnish milk as cheap as any one Those who have patronized me know my milk is lirst-class, and I defy eompe tition. Try me. L. H. Mapkk. The Roller Mills sent a car load of Hour to West Concord and St. Johns bury, Vt.. and Ionia, Mich., Tuesday and the same day received two car-loads of wheat from Ionia. John Peterman. northeast of Klwell, has a valuable horse which was kicked by another horse, a few days ago, cutting the tibialis muscle. Dr. Peters took 'M stitches in the wound. Mrs. M. C. Dallas was home over Sun day but returned to Maple Hapids Mon day morning, where she was called eight weeks ago on account of the serious illness of her father, Mr. A. W. Herrick, who is still very ill. A novel pantomine entertainment was given in the Sanitarium Saturday even ing. The Mother Goose rhyme, "There was an old bachelor," was the subject of the pantomine, given in six acts, and the trials of the old bachelor who lived by himself were mirth-provoking in deed. An interesting meeting of the Wom an's Club was held Monday afternoon. In addition to the regular lesson, excel lent tutiH rs were read. Mrs. C. A. Davis read one on "Michael Angelo," on "St. Peter's Cathedral" by Mrs. H. D. Lemen, and one on the "Sistine Chapel by Mrs. U. Davis. Next Monday evening in the opera house will be the last lecture of the high school lecture course, by Jahu DeWitt Miller, one of the most popular lecturers on the lecture platform. The Herald of Grinnell, Iowa, says of him: Irresist ibly humorous at times, yet all the time working on a firm foundation of princi ple and morality. Many of our citizens have leen ap proached this week by a joung lady, who was selling a face wash, warranted to remove tan, freckles, blotches, yea, even to make it iossiblo for the Ethiopi an to change his shin. She was earning oO cents for the experience social to . be given at the residence of Prof. J. W. Fwing this evening, to which you are cordially invited. Admission 10 cents; ice cream will be served. A suit of great importance occupied the attention of the circuit court for three days last week. The suit was brought by John Jcfferies and W. A. Lift, assignees for Catherine Wood, to recover payment of an insurance jjolicy for . l."oo, issued by the Farmer's Mutual Insurance company of Clinton county. The pnierty, situated in Sumner, con sisting of a dwelling house and its con tents, was destroyed by fire March :?0, s!.,. The insurance company defended its refusal to pay the policy on two grounds: first that plaintiff caused the fire; second, that she misrepresented her property in the application for insurance. The case was ably fought on loth sides, but after being argued for three days, the jury gave a verdict for plain tiff tcr the full amount cf the policy. $3 Spring Spring ' Reigns. Hats. Yes, Spring Kains are ( frequent. If you .5. haven't an Umbrella or A11 tli0 lateat Spnnpr J a Mackintosh, get one St,1(,s in Jrbys and at Fedoras. Golf Caps. ) MESSINGER'S. Umbrellas, rk' up MESSINGER'S. Mackintoshes vn' - I I Boys,' Spring Spring Trousers. Suits. T. i. .1 , 11, For Men, Hoys and!, h L -T fln'1 'la,;k ('l.il.lnm. 'L-hL ele- i n ?! , v , 1XK,ket? gant Keefer for Chi Id-1 and top pockets; good , , 37" m f1' S,e our new line i much le money, at f M)m-s and IoyH , ; They will please you. MESSINGER'S. MESSINGER'S. : ;.v &1 J. M. JONTIGEL & (a. Founders and Machinists. r7 MANUFACTURERS Engines, Boilers, Mil) Machinery, Steel l'lows, Hob Sleighs, Land Hollers, etc., etc. Agents for Oliver Chilled Plows, Uusell it Co. Engines and Sepera tors, Wood and Steel Frame Harrows. We keep on hand a complete stock of Engine and 31 ill Supplies, Pipe and Fittings, Belting, Hose, etc., etc. Drugs Patent Medicines Stationery, Perfume Toilet Articles and Dye Stuffs. My fctock ic complete, juices at low as any in the county. Compounding of Prescriptions and Racily Recipes a Specialty. When in Deed of any of the above give me a call. Ite-pectfully, 0. E. THREE LL, New Drug Store. pi RE YOU INTERESTED IN IF SO YOU C. E. MAHAN'S and insject his immense stock, which includes all the Newest Styles, Patterns and Colorings from the leading Manufacturers. its 9 . v.,: til OF AND DEALERS IN? SHOULD CALL AT- II ' I . PMR?