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Wholesale and Retail Grocer. "We are still in it" we OFFeR STcs Granulated Sugar per 11). .4c Light Hrown Sugar 4o 10 bars Silver Soap 25c 15 bars Coal Soap 25u Good Pork per lb 4c Horo Is Something for tho "Boys.." 10 to 1 Finecut Chewing To bacco 2 lbs 25( HIGHEST CASH PRICE FOR BUTTER AND EGGS. ED, KELLY ) ALMA. L. H. OFFERS FOR 22 lbs Gran. Sugar $1.00 25 lbsO Sugar 1.00 Linn OolFee Der nkge. . . 1 XXXX Coffee per pkge Arbuckles Coffee per pkg 17 17 15 lbs Rolled Oats 25 13 lbs Rice.... 25 Saginaw Salt per bbl. . . Pork per lb GO 05 WE PAY THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR ALL KINDS OF FARM PRODUCE. Io the Bazaar WE OFFER 10 qt Tin Pails 8c Pint Tin Cups lc 2 qt covered Pail 5c Coffee Pot 8c Glass Tumblers each 2c 44 Sauce Dishes each. . .2c 44 Salt and Pepper Shakes ;ach ,3c 10c Salt and Pepper Shake each 5 c Cups and Saucers per set. 30c 7 in Dinner Plates per set. 30c L. H. HAYT Near tho P. O., Alma. MIT SATURDAY Department Webb's. DRUGS CHEMICALS DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES. and Fine Stationery. 33. S. WEBB, DRUGGIST. HOME AND VICINITY. Choice cigar at Mnhan's. J. A. TerberR left Thursday for Chi cago. Will Reid was in Ionia Tuesday on business. W. S. Turck was in Saginaw on busi ness Saturday. Mrs. D. D. Whitcsell was in Saginaw the firnt of the week. Help the ladies by attending and atrouizing their fair. W. C. Clark was called to Detroit on buisness Monday morning. See those nobbv walking hats and sailors at Miss Carrie Smith's. Mrs. O. A. Davis went to Ann Arbor Monday morning to visit friends. I ok Sale. A hundred-dollar Falcon icycle, cheap. Inquire at this olliee. Miss Ida (Jilson of Ingham Co., visited it (iordus Smith's the lirst of the week. Mrs. M neurit Kruthcrs of Ithaca visited her sister, Mrs. Deny over Sun dav. Isaa? Waxman occupied the pulpit of the Presbyterian church in Rrecken- ridge, Sunday lust. L. A. Sharp and Gro. Hutchinson were in Merrill on creamery business, tho first of the week. Miss Clara Craghau and Miss Chees- maii of St. Louis, were the guests of Mrs. T. Nelson Friday. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Terberg returned from a few months' visit with friends in Europe, Monday evening. Mrs. Fred Fullerton attended a birth day party in honor of her father at his home in Sumner Tuesday. Win Wilson shipped a large consign mentof groceries to II. J. Vermeuleu of Toledo the tirst of the week. Mrs. Geo. P. Blanchard has returned from a two weeks' visit with friends in Paw Paw and Grand Rapids. The two cases before Justice Dunham called for trial one week ago today, were settled without further proceed ings. Chas. Fishbeck has been appointed as delegate to the meeting of the grand lodge of the I. O. O. F., in Lansing next week. Gordus Smith, T. A. Ely and J. W. Holmes attended the meeting of the board of supervisors in Ithaca, the lirt of the week. Miss Kate Booth was in Ithaca Satur day, inquiring into the probability of organizing an Art class in that city again this year. WTilliam Ireland of Chesauiug, came over Saturday and witnessed tho foot ball trauie. Will is an old Alma Col- lego ioy, so had a warm reception. Regular meeting F. and A. M. lodge next Saturday night, Oct. 17th. Busi ness of great importance, and every brother is requested to be present at 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. K. P. Brooks left Monday morn ing for Kalamazoo to visit friends. lie fore her return, he expects to attend the State Baptist Convention, to te held tho last of the week in Plainwell. Ed. Weston has just completed some very nice jobs of plumbing in this villagt The rolled rim enamel bath tubbs, which ho haa placed in. the new houses of Dr Bagley and M. L. Osterhout are tho best we have seen for some time. Mrs. Lodema Rice and Wm. C. Long were married at the home of the bride's brother, D. K. Barnes, of Pompeii on Thursday, October 8. Mrs. Rice was former resident of Pine River township The happy couple have the best wishes of their numerous friends. uardner cianc left a basket or very delicious apples at this office tho last of the week. They wero of three varieties Golden Russet, Wino Apple and Tolpy Halcum, the later variety being an es pecially large and prolific variety. He also left a cabbage stalk bearing three well formed heads. When Mrs. X. J. McCullougl returned from a visit with friends in tho country last Thursday evening, she found about thirty friends assembled at her home to remind her that it was h birthday. A very pleasant evening was spent in playing progressive pedro, nft which a delicious supper was served and all retired having spent a most pleasant evening together. Wall paier ut Webb's. Al. Davis returned homo to Toledo Wediieday. Frank Convis of Ithaca was hi re on msine.ss Tuesday. Frank Wheeler visited his parents in Wheeler Thuisday. Mrs. L. li. Kehn will viit Saginaw friends over Sunday. A. J. Hall has returned from a visit with friends in Detroit. Subscribe for the Ri.eoiU) until fifteen months, for $1.00. W. A. Bahlko and wile visited Ithaca friends Friday afternoon. Melvin Medler of Sumner visited Alma friends over Sunday. Fou Sali: A fine live-octave organ, cheap. Apply to Fred Kerncn. Ralph Ely spoke on tho issues of the day in Shephtrd, Friday evening. Everything you wih can be bought Saturday, Oct. 17, at . R. C. hall. Mrs. C. Stoughteiiburg is very ill at this wntinj. Dr. Bagley is caring lor her. Mr. Thos. Smith is suffering from a severe aitack of cellulitis in hU lett hand. II. E. Reilev of Ionia i.- the new A: X. at freight agent for the D., I this place. An especially good school of instruc tion was held by the Masons in iihaca last Saturday. Mrs. .1. C. Bright lias returned from a vifit with friends in Clare, Mt. Pka.-ant and Shepherd. Mr. Deal Houser of Edgerton, Williams ounty, Ohio, is visiting A. Seaver and family this week. J. T. IVtm-s and wife returned Tues day from a visit with friends in Findlay and Macomb, Ohio. Medler A; Rogers are adertiMiig an exteiiive line of capes ami jackets. S'1" adv. on another page. Mrs. Horace Taylor is very sick with typhoid fever at this writing. Dr. Suy- dam is attending her. Geo. W. Munson of Grand Rapids, ticket broker at the Morton lloa.se, a in Alma over Sunday. lie. W. Burt of Wt'st Bay City, a former Alma boy, is a candidate for vie; consul of the L. A. W. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hall of Ingham county, were the guests of Geo. Kirby and family over Sunday. M. J. Follett, editor of the Clare County Cleaver ot Harrison, .Mich., was a pleasant caller at this olliee Mon day. Miss Sophia Willard left Wednesday morning for Toledo for a few weeks' visit with her sister, Mrs. H. J. Ver nieulcn. To all subscribers who pay up to date and 1.00 in advance, the lii:tuui will be sent until January 1, lb'., fifteen months. J. R. McLaughlin, state senator from Detroit, was in Alma Tuesday night and addressed a republican meeting at Cedar Corners. Misses Peters and Desmond and Mrs. R. C. Ely rode to Shepherd on then whet Is Saturday, and attended the Re publican speech. Remember the Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E. church will held a sale at the G. A. R. hall, Saturday, Oct. 17. Music free. Come and buy. Miss Rosa M ssinger has organize! a large music class in Ithaca. We pre dict great success for her, as she is an especially fine artist in that line. A largo number of Ithaca people at tended tho football game Saturday, among them, Rev. R. T. Lind and F. M. Scott. All expressed themselves well pleased with the result. The board of suix-rvisors on Wednes day paid T. A. Ely of this place a very handsome compliment, re-appointing him member of the county poor commission ers. The vote stood 20 for and one blank. The Woman's Club will meet on Mon day next with Mrs. L. S. Stevens. Sub jects for study are found in "The His tory of Painting," pages 12i to 1S, the "Eclectics" and the "Xaturalists." Paper Ceasoaggio. Patrick Henry Kelly of Mt. Pleasant delivered a very interesting and highly instructive address before the McKinley and Hobart Club of this place Tuesday evening. His arguments were clear and convincing, carrying conviction at every step. Lake View is surely a republican town, for there aro twenty-three Mc Kinley and Hobart steamers afloat in that place and only one Bryan. A ladies auxiliary to the Republican Club was formed with an enrollment of W0 members tho first night, while the Bryan auxiliary, a few nights later, enrolled the exceedingly large number of eleven. Yes, the Bryan sentiment is gaining The fall work on tho Wright farms is progressing very nicely. Tim root cellars will bo filled by the last of the week ami over twenty thousand bushels of roots will lie stored away. The silos are all filled, two new ones having been constructed to meet tho demands and a large addition is lx ing mail! to all the cribs in ordnr to take care of the im mense com crops. The buyers are al ready gathering up large supplies of stock and the several overseers are l ginning to prepare for the cold of win- ter. Toilet articles at Mahan's. Take your proscriptions to Webb's. H)i'K to Ri;vr : Inquire of R. D. Lelii.'ii. 11. .loe Sai tor, Jr., was in Ithaca Satur day on business. j Suoscriptions Ur the Uentury maga zine taken at this ollue. Miss Ottie Anderson is visiting friends in Bcldiug for a few days. Mrs. Geo. Bahlke left for Saginaw Thursday to visit her sou. Latest designs in linen patterns and wash silks at Miss Smith's. Chas. Stone went to Grand Rapids Monday in quest of a position. Miss Gail Plum of Clarkston visited Mrs. X. F. McClinton Thursday. Miss Mary Blumke of Saginaw is visiting her si-ter for a few days. Alma M rchautile Co. have a change of adv. this week. L'tok it over. Remember the sal by the Ladies' Aid :j cty, Oct. 17. Give them a call. The Rr. nun gives all th" news 1.00 pays fu- it until bv.i.s, fifteen mouths. Mrs. Kirk Uildivtli of Sr. Louis was the guest of Mrs. Gio. Fink on Thurs day. Tho Lulies' ( ! uild of St. John's church will iie et on Thursday next, with Mr. Sullivan. Are you ch-an V At any rate take a bath at the Wright House barbershop bath rooms. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Wright left Mon day for a vNit with friends in the Do minion of Canada. A second-hand coal stove for sale cheap, or will exchange for wood stove. Inquire at this cflice. Mr. ami Mrs. Lloyd Ellison and Seth Tubbs I .iv.' S iturday for Ovid to visit f;i' 1 1 i s for a fe .v days. M i-s;--; Sa i all McN'aniara and Blanch Woodward visit d friends in Mt. Pica- .W.t first of the W"ek. Eight lieW members Were received in to the Pro-byterian church. Sunday, si:: by letter and two upon confession. Charles Mord.-n b it the lirst of the week, to attend the state encampment of the I. O. O. F. in Allegan, as a dele gat.'. Miss Mabel Rodgers, who has been seriously m lor the pasf two weeus, is convalescing under the care of Dr. Pringle. Heli to complete the newM. E. church by attending the sale at . R. C. hall Saturduv, Oct. 17. Everything you can ask for cheap. Mrs. R. C. Campbell, wife of tho Chicago chief of police, returned hnrn Wednesday evening, after a month's treatment at the Sanitarium. John Stewart left three splendid pota toes at this olliee Monday. They were f the "Empire State" variety and weighed just me pounds, ian yon beat it? A line musical will be held at the home of Wm. Anderson on Saturday evening. A large number of Alma's leading musicians will take a part on the program. A family reunion was held at the home of Geo. Five, two and one-fourth miles southwest of town, last Sunday. About fifteen were present and all re port a splendid time. Several of our citizens are repairing their sidewalks but there are still others who should follow their example. Some of our sidewalks are in terrible condition and unsafe to walk upon after dark. A pair of Italian musicians discoursed music to the inhabitants of this village, Monday morning. Tho street piano which tiny possessed, was an especially sweet toned and harmonious instru ment. Ed. Weston and mother left for Port land, Monday morning. Mrs. Weston will visit friends and relatives, and Ed. will oversee a large job of plumbing and steam heating, which he has contracted in the place. Xorth Shade now holds the position as banner township for the most aggressive work in Sabbath school lines. A house to house visitation has been mado and a Sunday school organized in each school district. Tom Pringle has secured a splendid position in Bowling Green, Ohio, and left for that city Monday morning. During his stay in this city, Mr. Pringle has won a host of friends, who will miss him. He is a first-class workman, and we predict for him unbound success in his new field of labor. Dr. Geo. II. Gilbert of llt51- Pearl street Cleveland, returned homo Satur day morning, after a twelve days' visit with Dr. Pringlo. The Doctor has been a resident of Cleveland for twenty-seven years, and he says that of all t.he small places he ever visited, ho has never found one so pleasant and sociable as Alma. He is a genial good natnred fellow, whose very presence would have a soothing effect on either sick or well. And with all of these good qualities, he is a whole souled, through and through Republican, and says that McKinlv will carry everything north of the Mason and Dixon line, with t lit? posibl exception of two or three states owned by the silver syndicates. The Doctor promises to come n little later next year, for the purpose of hunting and fishing, and wo shall all be glad to see him again. Elegant Bronze Clock (RETAIL FOR $4.00) N WITH EVERY $20.00 o W L mr M W 11 ill wm m- o7 This is in addition to the unprecedented CLOTHING BARGAINS We are now offering in MEN'S, BOYS: AND CHILDREN'S SUITS, OVERCOATS AND ULSTERS. In Underwear, (iloves and Mittens, Hats and Caps, we keep a lull line at prices below competition.. J. M. fONTlGEL & g, Founders and Machinists. MANUFACTURERS Engines, Hoilere, Mill Machinery, Steel Plows, Uob SleighsLand Rollers, etc., etc. Agents for Oliver Chilled Plows, Rusell & Co. Engines and Sepera tors, vool and Steel Frame Harrows. We keep on hand a complete stock of Engine and Mill Supplies, Pipe and Fittings, Belting, Hose, etc., etc. AHAN'S IS THE a i.i. ami c;i:t (ink or those I'KKscmriTON ISOOKS, FREEI VALUE, $5.00. 1 f 1 J H. DARBY, M. D. Physician and Silrgeon OfTle nt Commercial House, Klvr'-il ik". Mich. CALLS PROMPTLY ATTENDED. A. W. NYIJKK. Teacher of Vocal and Instrumental MUsic PpvH.i! attention uvcrj to Singing bch mjU. AddreM A. W. UN Y DER, Alma WORTH OF GOODS. Messiuo er & Co. OF AND DEALERS IN! PLACE TO BUY: Pure Drugs Wall Paper Stationery School Supplies, etc 7, ,3 Tli -il Gratiot Boilnty Collection OFFICES IN Dotrolt, Howoll and Ashley. MCH'Ctlone made In this ana other countlM. btMy F. A. KILLMAIt, lictGrinary SurQGon, OflU e Opposite Tottofflce RlVERDALIf MIOH.