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WHOLE NO. 949.
MARKET REPORT. Whent., white.... Wheat, rixl . (Hti . Uvo Corn, nit ear Torn. 8hi'Mtl . .. . I'otatooH ......... , Huckwluut Hcanft Apple T lU ... ClOVlT SOC.l Butter RtfVH Honey . Ontotii, pr bu.. . (Ireen 1 1 Me Dri'UHOd Pork Live Pork lire 1 Meet Live Beef Mutton, dressed. Live thickens 1)ress'd Chickens Live Turkeys Live Duck a Live Jeete Veil I. drt Ki an M '!' 10 Of, IS i.T) 10 1(H) 05 U 8.T5 2. HO 05 it "' (: i ft (T) o; er i", (Hi (T) Baled Hiiy....'".'.".'...' 8.uOH.W Call at our Store on Saturday May 15 th AND GET A SAMPLE OF YAMASMJtO Sifn Gilred Japan Tea Best on Earth. Wo also have a strictly puro COFFEE which we will sell on that day at 10c PER POUND. liny your bulk Garden Seeds of us and get none hut fresh stock. ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST. B. C. BUTTON, ALMA, MICH. glCYCLE ENAMELING BRAZING REPAIRING SUNDRIES WHEELS TO RENT. E. H. WESTON, Alma Plumbing and Heating. DECORATION DAY. Will bo Observed tho G, A. In Alma by R. STAND THE RACKET." um.. .. Piww.niv -Hid vnn will want no other. A strictly high grade Bicycle listed at sloo and I sell them at 'in 1T f...nt Vh:it morn do vou want than this? I'lio.'i,lx Tandem... lift fUO, my price fl'jo I'lKuiiix H'-T " 1(, " ' J I'tKi. nix I'M " T3, " Jut.iUT Medium.... " 50, " 3S I you wish to purchase a Bicycle I can save you from . 15 to '5 on the same grade Bicycle others ask list price for, T deal direct with the manufacturers and mt th ir ayait. Catalog for the asking. CARIS BROWN, Alma HIS FAREWELL TO ALMA. F. P. Knowlos, a very Popular Alma College Student, In tho Pulpit. Howard Moore of lonta renders a Solo. Sunday last will not soon be forgotten by tho students and friends of Alma College. It was tho last Sunday that P. Kuowles will spend in Alma for some time to come and tho pastor of the Presbyterian church invited him to occupy the pulpit and address tho stu- lents. During his four years' stay in Alma Mr. Knowles has won a large circle of friends who regret exceedingly his departure but will still wish him the best of success in his chosen lifo work. The weather Sunday was almost perfect so a crowded house greeted the young minister as ho rose to invoke tho bless ing upon the assembled multitude. His sermon in the morning was a gentle though urgent plea for the spiritual union of the church of Christ. His delivery and language was simple though telling and truly showed forth the possibilities of tho man. In the evening another good sized ludionce camo to listen to his lessons nd teachings from the story of tho Prodigal Sou." It was a plea for the young man and woman who were away from Christ to come to themselves and return to his fold. Closest attention wits paid by the list- ners ana a sincere anu mougnuui response was manifest on every hand. The citizens of Alma as well as the tudents were greatly delighted with both discourses and wish Mr. Knowles v Godspeed to his new Held of activity. lie will be ordained in a few weeks and will spend next year as a student in Auburn, N. Y., Theological Seminary after which he will take up his lifo work of proclaiming the gosiel. Mr. Howard Moore of Ionia was present in the even ing and assisted the choir with the music. He sang a beautiful tenor solo which was greatly appreciated by the audience. Mr. Moore has a charming tenor voice, clear and strong, and uses it to trood effect. Alma people hope to hear him again. GRAND MA'S TEA, 10 cents, cures stomach, kidney and liver diseases. ft rxrurnruyrn ruyjjriyynryyrvtnru 1 Call in AND LOOK OVEH or It Single fkness SEE THE NEW PATTERNS TRIMMINGS ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE and wo try to iUai' every cm tome r. A Now Stock of Whips Just Arrlvod. CIIAS. M0JIDKN. j For Sale. House and lot in block js, lot 1, 2 and ., village of Alma, known as thePritoh ard projx rty. Will sell cheap for cash, or will trade for farm land. Write to J. S. Weidman, Weidman, Mich., for prices, etc. Yours respectfully, Hl.Vtf J. S. Wkidmax. Sanitarium Notes. Dr. I. N. Danforth of Chicago was the guest of Dr. Pettyjohn this week. H. W. Ashley, General Manager of the Ann Arbor, is at the Sanitarium for a few days. A. J. Deveraux has been fishing on tho Chippewa river this week. He brought back somo very nice spockled brook trout. Mr. Miles, patentee of one of the best and most modern electric belts and president of tho Owen Electric Belt Company, is a guest this week. Tho return sleeper Tuesday night brought Mrs. Bradford of Quiucy, 111 and Mrs. Crane of Charleston. 111., to spend the season at the institution. H. L. Thomas, a irominent real estate dealer and J W. Fortune, president of the Grand Trunk Railway, both of De troit, are hero for a few days' rest and treatment. Dr. Pettyjohn was in Grand Rapid yesterday attending tho meeting of the Michigan Medical Society. Ho read paper while there on "Functional Gas trie Diseases and their Treatment." Among those who have taken to the wheel are Hon. and Mrs. M. S. Brewer Rev. Thomas Murray, Mr. Michelson Miss Field and Mrs. Morton. Col. and Mrs. Terrel and Cant. Shay will un doubtedly soon follow. The sanitarium register contained tho following names Wednesday morning H. W. Ashley, Toledo ; Geo. E. Sterling Oakland, Cal. ; Miss Millie Comstock Dr. A. S. H. Gooding, Owosso: R. S Dutton, Detroit; Mrs. E. F. Bradford (uiney, 111. ; Thomas F. Murray, Bay City ; Louis M. Fitch, Grand Rapids Dr. W. .1. Herdman, Ann Arbor. GRAND MAS TEA, only io cents, i don't cost a fortune to give it a trial ARRANGEMENTS UNDERWAY. The O. A. R. and W. R. C. posts of Alma aro beginning arrangements for the annual celebration of Memorial Day at this place. Tho following committees are appointed by the post to have chargo of tho work : On shaker, W. S. Turck, E. N. Chadwick, Lumon Gee; commit tee of arrangements, V. M. Wilson, Lumon Gee, Orlando Sharp. Com mander Gargett has also appoiuted Adj. Greig to invite all tho secret and students' socioties of tho villago to join in the celebration. This is all that has been dono thus far. Tho speaker has not as yet been obtained. What is now needed is tho hearty co operation of all our citizens to make tho day a pleasant one. Let us all turn out and do our share towards beautifying tho silent resting places of our noble dead. Decoration Day should bo a sacro d holiday, a day of thanksgiving to God, for blessings unto our nation, for giving s these noble patriotic men in tho dark hour of trial. The soldiers of tho civil war aro swiftly passing away, each year number of names aro stricken from the roll. Let us then turn out enmasso while we may and do honor to them. Let us show them that our zeal and patriotism are still alive and our love of country undying. GRAND MA'S TEA ioc cures billious- ncss, constipation and sick headache. MEMORIAL DAY. The following Memorial Day order has been issued by department president, Louese A. Turck, to the various corps of Michigan : Memorial Day with all its sweet and hallowed associations draws near, and the precious memories inseparably coll ected with its observance, from year to vear. rest upon tins nation in teuuer benediction. It is ours privilege to assist tho Grand Army in tho labor of love to weavo bright garlands in memory of thoso who sleep in the Southland, to cover with flowers tho graves of their comrades who sleep in our own "silent cities. Let us, also, do all in our power to make tho day truly National in its signifi cance, remembering always that it does not belong exclusively to the Grand Army and Woman's Relief Corps, but to (i who lovo our country and tho memory of its defenders. Give tho children a part in tho oxer ises. Encouratre them to bring the lovely emblems of spring from the woods and from tho conservatories. Let them tell in song and recitation tho story of lovo and loyalty which saved mr dear laud in tho hour of peril, and thus awaken in their young hearts patriotic devotion to "One Country and one Flag." The triad springtime, tho happy chil- lren, the fragrant buds and blossoms all tho brightest and best of earth s treasures have a part in tho day ; for no tribute can be tro sweet and beautiful to express our gratitude for the priceless sacritice of vouth. strength and man hood which the day so fittingly com niemorates. Let tho Corps of this department at tend the services of Memorial Sunday and thus show their appreciation of the beautiful custom. In accordance with Grand Army General Orders of this Department Monday. May ai. will bo observeu as Memorial Day. By command of LOUESE A. TURCK, Department President Mary F. Taylou, Department Secretary. 1 Tho Alma mercantile Company I Wantfp. To purchaso a farm near Alma. Address V. A. Sir ANKi.Axn, Sand Lake, Mich GRAND MA'S TEA, only io small in price, great in results. cent BASEBALL AT LAST. Kalamazoo State League vs Alma I ho Alma baseball team win cross bats on tho track grounds next Wednes day afternoon with tho Kalamazoo State League team. Alma will play hot ball and strive to do them. Pangbourn will undoubtedly pitch the game and he will have excellent support. The boys aro at no littlo expense to secure tho game so let everyone turn out and giv them a rousing send off. Stir up you latent enthusiasm and yell for tho home team. Board of Review. Notice is hereby given that tho Board of Review for tho villago of Alma will meet at the trouncil rooms e)f said village on Tuesday and WVdncsday, May lbth and 10th, 1W7. V. M. Wilson, Assessor. Board of Review. The Board of Review for the township of Arcada will bo in session at the clerk office, Alma, Monday and Tuesday, May '21 and ,'.. D. L. Shaurak, Supervisor. f,:-:r o,, -Ok -oj c;, -caOj o,kji AL '(bUZ I HO Ladies Gents Boys' and Girls' Hose. In all the latest colors at popular prices. -lma MERCANTILE CO. D1 mm wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmm All of Fargo's... $2.50 SHOES FOR- 2.00. All of our $2.75, &U)0, $3..r0 and $5.00 Shot for $2.50. The greatest bargains in Fine Shoes we ever gave. -J. L. RflOLLEIFL w. Additional Local. Baseball Wednesday. F. I'. Knowles left for Hastings Wed nesday. .7. F. Sartor, Sr., was in Ithaca on business Monday. Dr. Pringlo was in Midland on busi ness Wednesday. Miss Blanch Smith has a position at Bowling Gr en, Ohio. Rev. W. F. Joins preached in Madi son, Indiana, last Sunday. Dr. W. F. Jones of Edmore was in town Wednesday on business. Geo. Pulfrey and wife of St. Johns were in Alma visiting friends yesterday. J. B. Parker and F. W. Hooper go to Chicago next week to buy cattle for their meat markets. Rev. G. W. Bates left the first of the week for Bay City where ho will spend tho next two weeks. Rev. W. F. Junes has returned from Chicago where he attended tho Mc- Cormick commencement. Baseball on the race track uext Wed nesday, May 11), Kalamazoo Stato League vs. Alma. Everyone come. Mr. Baker and wife and Mrs. Mullly of Sickles were the guestsof their uncle, T. J. Lyon, and family over Sunday. Arthur Rodgers left for Fowlervillo Wednesday eveviug, where he has se cured a position in a blacksmith shop. Mr. T. J. Lyon and family attended tho funeral of Mr. Lyon's brother-in-law, Mr. H. Austin of Shepherd, last Thursday. James M. Dallas is moving his family to Rosebush this week, where ho will begin his labors as pastor of tho Presby terian church. The work of removing the buildings from the site of the new block is being dono this week. Al. Hodskinson is doing tho work. A bicycle track between Alma, Ithaca and St. Louis would be a good paying investment. WThy don't somebody set tho ball to rolling. Tho postponed gamo of baseball be tween Alma and Mt. Pleasant will te played in the latter place next Monday afternoon at 2 :00 o'clock. Regular meeting of the F. & A. M., Saturday evening. Every brother is urged to attend as the rejort of the building committee will be given. A meeting of the bicycle riders of the village of Alma was held Tuesday night to form a club. Paul Bruke and Ray Baker were chosen a committee to draft a constitution and by laws. Mima College Summer Sehool. Begins July 6, 1897, and continues Five Weeks. Excellent advantages for Review ntudy or Advanced work. Courses loading to all grades of teachers' certificates. Tuition 5.U(J. For announcement, address JOS. T. NORTHON, Ph. B., ALMA, MICH. The third quarterly meeting of tho U. B. Church will be held in the Adventist church, Alma, commencing at ki :ao p. m. May '22m, contining over Sunday. Presiding Elder Bolles will be in attend ance. 949-2w A very pleasant reception was given to Dept. President Louese A. Turck, Tuesday night, by the W. R. C. at their lodge rooms. Alout 75 were present from St. Louis and Alma and a very en joyable time spnt. Refreshments were served. The Gratiot County Enterprise of Riverdale begins its existence this week with Fred D. Strong as editor. It is a bright, newsy little sheet and is euro of success. A good independent news paper has been needed in that section for some time. We are glad to welcome it. The Alma Anti-Coffee Company aro nearly ready to begin operations at their new factory in the Schwartz block. Tho large new roaster and gasolino engino are in place and ready to run. Their product will undoubtedly be placed on the market by the last of tho coming week. Wednesday night about 35 members of the Epworth League gathered at tho home of C. E. Pettyjohn to express their appreciation of his lalors in their be half during the past winter. A very pleasant evening was spent and Mr. Pettyjohn was presented with a beauti ful rocking chair. The semi-annual apportionments of primary school interest money has been made by Snpt. Hammond. The number of children of school ago and tho amount of money apportioned at the rate of 5 1 cents per capita for Gratiot county is as follows: Number of children K.ll; amount appropriated !?1!M:?.!I. A movement hn been started in town to 1 ;ie fh' race rack in the eat part of the village for an athletic ground. The space within the track could be fitted up for a shooting, football und baseball ground at very little expense, while the track could bo used for bicycle races. There is no reason why we cannot have an interesting and profitable tournament in Alma if this move is made. All that is wanted is the hearty co-operation of every business man and athlete in the place. A meeting will be called soon to consider tho proposition. GRAND MA'S TEA ioc, all druggists. College Notes. Louis Brooke left for Crystal Fallg, his new field of labor, Saturday. Miss Ella Coons was in Edmore Mon- day looking after a position in the schools. Miss Seymour, state secretary of the V. W. C. A., visited the college associa tion over Sunday. The young ladies who stole "Socks at 14" had test return them at once and save further trouble. R. H. Sidebotham, class of '90, visited Alma friends the first of the week. He was on his way to Bad Axe. The committee are very busy corres ponding for a speaker for commence ment as Rev. J. M. Patterson has writ ten that ho cannot como owing to poor health. The faculty have granted May 23 and J'.t as dates for the annual college field day. Track Manager Young has his track team at tho Sanitarium park every afternoon and is working them hard. The college library this week received the gift of one hundred and forty-seven looks from the Presbyterian church at Adrian. The books cover a large range of subjects and many of them are very valuable. A. P. Waldo, class of '97, holds tho proud distinction of graduating in Princeton Seminary this year at the head of a class of seventy. Waldo will preach in Maryland during the coming year.