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RECORD VOL. XVIII, NO. 35. ALMA. MICH.. FItlHAY. OCTOKKlt 10. J1(J. WHOLE NO. U1U. I If 10 DAYS SALE BEGINNING SEPT. 25 Granulated Sugar per lb ro Light Brown Sugar 40 .roc Tea 4:jc 40c Toil 30c :?:c Tea 25c :re CotTeo 32c :ioe Coffee 27c 2.V Coffeo 23c All package Coffeo ISc 13 lbs Rolled Oats... 2oc 15 lbs Corn Meal 25c 12 lbs Rico 25c 12 bars Soap 25c Raisins per lb f-G-?c All best brands Baking Powder 40c Elsie Cheese ". 10c Best Codfish 5c Spices per lb 25c Everything In Proporatlon at C. BUTTON ALMA, MICH. 10 DAYS. 10 DAYS. Noah's ,1 Now is the time to savo your money by buying your table and kitchen fur niture at Noah's Ark. Note carefully the many bargains. y Cups and Saucers 35c Breakfast Plates 2c Dinner Plates 21c 102 piece Dinner Sets -7.4S Clark's U.N.T. Thread . . 4c 2 qt Pails 5c Coffee Pots 9c Lamps complete li'c Other articles too numerous to mention. NO-AJE-rS AEK WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UAKGAIXS. (I. Wi STOP A SECOND and examine my stock of Fine Jewelry WATCHES, CLOCKS SILVERWARE SPECTACLES ETC., ETC. I have purchased the stock for merly owned by C. P. Morse,' and would be pleased to have everybody stop in and get acquainted (a few at a time). Bring in your watches, clocks and jewelry for repairs. Satisfaction guarateed. C. A. CRAY. CUBSCRIPTION OFFER. 15 MONTHS FOR $1.00 To all new sultcribers the .HIrna RGaorcd will 1 sent until Jan. 1, lfc'JS for $1.00. This olTer is also open to old subscrib ers who pay up to date and $1.00 in advance. Now is tho chance to get the best local paper in the county cheap. 3. R. IURTE1RS, VETERINARY SURGEON, Special attention jrlvon to Dentistry and Canlrattnir. Calls promptly attended to day or nlirbt. ('hanren reanonahi. Try IVtorV Condition PowdPM, at B. 8. Webb'. Whlrh rnnfftln nn m.li.n OJitt at tht Livery StabU of F. A Ltonard VICTOR M. GORE, OF BEISTOIS HARBOR AT ALMA"" Saturday Afternoon, October 24. IF TllK WEATHER PERMITS, AX Ol'T-lMioi: MEETING WILL I E II DLL), COMMENCING AT THIMJK oYl.OCK Mr. Gore is one of Michigan's most brilliant orators, and was chosen temporary chairman of the late Republican State Convention, held at Grand Rapids. WITH A VARNISH OF ORATORY, Not With Argument Did Tho Silver Tonguod Orator Try To Cover Up Facts. A HOWLINQ SUCCESS. Colonel Eradshaw, the silver tongued orator of Kentucky, who is so well known by everyone except Michigan people, and who is known for his elo quence and ability to move the most stubborn audience to tears, made his first and as he expressed it, probably his last appearance before an Alma audi ence, Saturday evening. Now Alma people have always had u reputation for tender heartedness, but try as he would, he could not bring a single tear to the eyes of his listeners, that is, so far as we were able to see from our somewhat cramped and obscured position. Evi dently the managers were not aware of the fact that a reporter can attend any public meeting, and furnish a report in accord with his own opinion of the pro ceedings. State law says so. In opening, the speaker showed how inconvenient it would be if we did not have money, this of course any one will admit. Then he slid off into the land of vocalized atmosphere and said that one hundred and twenty-six republics had existed before ours, and that every one of them had fallen because of the money question, now these are farts which will probably appear in the next issue of ancient history, but a diligent search of present works fails to reveal such facts. "The Roman Knipire Canu te its fall, because of a contraction of the currency." Then Gibbon, Myers, Thalmers and all the rest must have been misinformed. We were surprised that he didn't say that Adam fell be cause he didn't have a silver dollar. "We want our money worth its face value all over this land." Yes, we want ours worth its face value all over the world, so that we can deal with foreign countries, and thus have a market for our surplus of grain, cattle and other products of the country. The speaker next gave a splendid definition of gov ernment and a clear exposition of its workings, which showed the true genius of the orator, but which had little to do with the issue in hand. "Silver was the bedrock on which our currency sys tem was founded." Yes, and gold is the bedrock on which it now rests, and why this difference, because silver was scarce in 1789, and so held as a unit of value, but now it is secondary to the rarer metal, gold, and has fallen to a lower position in tho scale of credit. The orator's quotation of the money plank in the 1S'J2 Republican platform was utterly false, hardly a word of the plank being rightly read. It seems strange that such an error would be made. "Why didn't Abraham Lincoln call an international conference in isr,:j, to decide whether we should have war with the south?" Well, for the simple reason that the war of ISO: was a pure ly local affair, effecting no one but cit izens of the public. While the present issue has to do with our intercourse with other nations. He reminded tho old soldiers of the fact that if free silver was adopted, their pensions would be cut in two, but hfs only reply to it was an exhortation to remain true to free silver all the same, and ht-lp tho nation, no matter if they did go down to their graves with an empty stomach. This appeal to patriotism might have done in 180:3, but it will not now, for tho soldier is endued with common sense, as well as patriotism. "Money that is coined by a nation of 70,000,000 is worth its faco value tho world over, no matter where presented." How does this sound to you? Does not the credit of that nation have a little to do with it? Most of tho silver orators will tell you that we do not care for other nations, that we can run our own affairs, but the Colonel said, "we do not care much for other nations." A generous con session of our dependence ujmhi them. He next gave an interesting history of his family from the time of the Rev olution to the present time, showing the mighty deeds of valor and courage which they had executed. Hut the fact that his grandfather was killed in the battle of Valley Forge, of which the histcries give no account, is rather amusing not to say inconsistent. That every cent of our bonded indebt edness was held in this country, at the close of the war was another willful misstatement, calculated to mislead the uninformed. And that those bonds were made payable in lawful money, not in coin, is entirely contrary to the facts and conditions of their issu "Coin certificates, gold certificates and treasury notes are payable to the common people, but not for public in debtedness. "The act of July lv made the gold certificates legal tender for all public dues, and the act of is'.'o did like-wise with the treasury notes and coin certificates. Chase and the local orators say that we came on to the gold standard in I s7 but Uradshaw says it was not until How can you reconcile the two state ments? "Since the year of lMi:, there has been only 1 1 ,i 100,000 in silver coined," said the speaker. The treasury report says there has been nearly 000,000 in silver coined. Which will you be lieve? An orator, who nobody ever heard of before, or the national govern ment report? Here are the farts of the concurrent resolution of which the orator made such a point a lie thought : "The Mathews point passed by the Senate January X, ,1S7 and by the House January L's, 17, in the Senate by a vote of -1 to ','0, in the House by a vote of ! to 7i. Resolved by the Senate (the House of Represemitives concurring therein) that all the bonds of the United States issued or authorized to be issued under the said act of Con gress, hereinbefore recitied are payable, principle and interest, at the option of the Government of the, United States, in silver dollars of the coinage of the United States, containing Jl'J1 grains each of standard silver; and that too re store to its coinage such silver coins as a .legal tender in payment of said bonds, principal and interest, is not in violation of the public faith, nor in derogation of the rights of the public creditors." The creditors of the American Nation loaned their money on the thoughts of the Nation's pledge to keep gold and silver at a parity. To pay them in sil ver dollars worth less than gold, would be to foreswear the pledge and tarnish national honor. And last but not least lie pictured in most beautiful colors the prosperity of the country under the republican rule of 1S7S to '!:, how we were paying off the national debt and adding to the na tional credit day by day and how after that date the debt began rapidly to in crease and the credit of the national government to fail. Yes, this is all true, we can heartily agree with him. Rut the orator seemed to forget that we are testing the free trade doctrine now and that the custom receipts have been lowered. This was by far the most misleading and sophisticated speech ever delivered in the village of Alma and the crowd though large displayed lit tie enthusiasm. We will have an easy time of it if our friends do not put in a hauler speaker than this. Wind cannot win votes, it only blows away tho rubbish and prepares the ground for tho live and sound seed. The overflow meeting at which T. W. Whitney was supiosed to have made the speech turned out rather surprising to all. The orator failed to appear and the invincible Dewitt Vought came upon the stage to rail and curse the re publican voters, the hooked nosed Shylock's as he called them, and the men of wealth. It was a regular populistir harangue, endeavoring to stir up the masses against' the classes, ami cursing the existing forms of government. Such a man as this is the one who asks for your sulb rage as a representa tive to our state legislature. Copy of letter received from Mr. Win. G Clark, who is in the markets buying Dry Goods, Clothing, Hoots, Shoes, etc. Below are some of the Bargains: Out; Line of Newest Style Ulsters, " O 4 4 44 41 (4 Overcoats, 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 I $6.00, regular price $ 7.50 8.00, " " 10.00 4.75, 44 " 6.00 7.50, " 11 8.50 9.00, 44 44 11.50 9.00, 44 44 11.00 These iroods will be ou sale- Saturday, October 17. They are worth 100 cents on the dollar, and can be bought with gold silver dollars just the same. Come j;nd see them and try them on, and you will be convinced as to tho truth of these statements. or SURPRISED. j ALMA MFRfTANTII F nn v That was tho Condition of tho Ionia boys Saturday. SCORE, ALMA 18, IONIA 1G. The season of college football was opened last Saturday with a hotly con tested game of ball between the Ionia team and the college boys. This was the lirst game for the Alma players so of course was not up to their former high standard, while the Ionia fellows played this their fourth game of the season in a manner highly creditable to themselves. No one was seriously hurt on either side and only the best of feeling gener ally prevailed. The first touchdown was secured by Alma but she failed to kick her goal then Ionia secured two touchdowns and goals and Alma another just before the close of the first half. Our men came through feeling fresh and active, but Ionia appeared pretty well winded. The second half started oil' in brisk shape, Alma making large gains at every down and a touchdown was secured in l'-ss than five minutes. Then came another hard struggle and Jones broke the Alma line and carried the ball into her goal for Ionia's touchdown. The linal and paramount struggle took place in the last ten minutes but Alma was being steadily beaten back when a bad fumble by jonia's full-back gave Johnson the ball and with every man of both teams in hot pursuit he cleared the whole dis tance and secured the touchdown and goal for Alma which won the game. This was one of the prettiest plays ever made on the Alma gridiron and has won for the player great praise. Touch downs for Alma were made by Johnson, Knox and two by Scott ; for Ionia, two by Foreman, right-half, and one by Jones, full-back. Every man in Alma's team put up a good stiff game for a starter while Ionia men who deserve especial mention are Foreman, Jones, Malone, Scot ford and Knight. The boys are as a team very pleasant and genial fellows who know how to bear up under defeat in a gentlemanly man ner. All express a desire to meet them another year in their own city. For Sale. I have some corn to sell in the shock, quantity to suit purchaser. Inquire three and one-half miles southeast of Alma. JdS-Jw J. I). McPheuso.v. If your children are subject to croup watch for the first symptom of the dis ease hoarseness. If Chamberlian's Cough Remedy is given as soon as the child becomes hoarse it will prevent the attack. Even after the croupy cough has appeared the attack can always be prevented by giving this remedy. It is also invaluable for colds and whooping cough. For sale by C. E. Maiian. Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair, MOST I'LUriiCT MADE. A pure Grape Crcim of Tartar Powder. Tree from Ainuaniia, Alum or any ether aJu'tcraut 40 YLARS THE STANDARD. OR. WE TAKE EITHER. Xo distinction made between the two metals. Treasury notes, bank notes and silver certificates are all interchangeable at our Mammoth Stores and the buying qualities of each are inflated to the highest extreme. Count your c Pieces voir Dollars and come to our stores, and you will find every penny spent there realizes the utmost limit of its purchasing power. Money Saved on Every Pilrehase s Each and every dollar buys more and brings better results than ever it did before since the dollar mark was lirst invented. EE OUR MAMMOTH STOCK OF Suits, Overcoats Underwear, Gloves and Mittens, Hats Caps, etc., and Shoes FOE ALL Our Good Qualities and Low Trices will easily convince you that the best place to purchase is at M it'