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MA CORD AL5IA, MJCU., Fill DAY. JUNK 1. 1807. WHOLE NO. !)54. VOL. XIX, NO. US. MARKET REPORT. Wheat., whito Gh Wheat, red Oats 1 Uye Corn, old ear Com. shelled I'otatooa lUif Huck wheal Beans ;Jv Apples per bu Clover Weed Mutter KtfKS Houey - Onions, per bu.... " (Ireen Hides 05 Dressed Pork ;'! Live Pork Dressed Heef 0jfit ? Live ileef Mutton, dressed Live chickens Dressed Chickens ; '. Live Turkeys YL I Aw Ducks )'. Llvedeeso 'V Veal, dressed ij? Haled Hay 8.u0 8..iO Fresh... pittte SEVERY DAY. PRICES ARE RIGHT ALWAYS. We lecpevery thing yon want in Groceries.... e. c. BUTTON ALMA, MICH. 4tfE STRICTLY UP-TO-DATE. 1817 Model 575 lsOO Model 45 Jupiter 35 Year Guarantee with ovory Bicycle. Catalog for tho asking. CARIS BROWN, Alma. Morden's will bo headquarters this season for 01 LS for all kinds ot Farm Machinery, Threshing Machines, otc. A Fine Grade of Oils at a Low Price. Spocial Prlco on 5 and 10 gal. lots. CIIAS. MORDEN. I For Sale. House and lot in block as, lot 1, 2 and '.), village of Alma, known as thePritch ard jirojM rty. Will sell cheap for cash, or will trade for farm land. Write to J. S. Woidman, Weidman, Mich., for prices, etc. Yours respectfully, iM.i-tf J. S Wf.iumax. POL' Uril UK JULY KITE. Tho P. & W. M. and I). (J. K. & W. line will pell tlckfifl an it e it n I letwt iri nil Matl'in n .Inly .1, t and r at om vht fre for round trlu. All kt';l lo rctui n July MM Uko. DkHaven.O. J'. A. 1CYCLE ENAMELING BRAZING REPAIRING SUNDRIES WHEELS TO RENT. E. H. WESTON, Alma Plumbing and Heating. ALMA VISITED BY ROBBERS. Tho Stores of F. E. Pollasky and Smith & Glass Entered. Last Friday morning as tho stores of F. K. Pollasky and Smith Ar Glass were opened it was found that they had been visited by robbers who had apparently helped themselves to what they wanted. Clothing, shoes, gloves, hats, etc. were taken from Pollasky's and revolvers and razors from Smith Sc Glass.' Word was immediately sent to neighboring villages and Friday night Under Sheriff Hall was called to Merrill, as two suspicious characters had passed through that place that afternoon. lie left on the evening train, tracing his men to Hemlock, where ho arrested them, finding the stolen goods upon them. Both were young and gave their names as Frank Wright and Robert Mason. They were brought to Alma Saturday morning and from here taken to Ithaca and lodged in the county jail. Examination was waived and they will probably be tried this term of court. They own up to the charge. GRAND MA'S TEA, only io cents, it don't cost a fortune to give it a trial. A PIONEER DEAD. Mrs. Maria Rogers Passed Away Last Sunday. Last Sunday afternoon, the friends of Mrs. Maria Rogers were grieved at the sad intelligence, that she had passed away. Sho had been suffering for some time with disease, so her death was not wholly unexpected. Mrs. Rogers was born in Ohio, Sept, 11, 12. In 1810 she was married to Almon C. Rogers and in ls.Yl they re- 1 moved to Alma taking up their resi dence on the property directly south of the college. She leaves two sons, Sel verins and Even t, and a large circle of i loving relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was held Monday from the Methodist church, Rev. J. W. Mc Allister olliciating and the remains were laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. GRAND MA'S TEA ioc cures bilious ness, constipation and sick headache. Falsa Report. The state papers of last Friday con tained an item to the effect that W. N. Wright of Alma had been arretted at Kalamazoo and taken to Milwaukee on a charge of stealing soo. His brother, C. F. Wright, of Pine River received tho following letter from the chief of police of the latter city which explains matters, and shows to be only a transaction of business. We are in hopes to give par ticulars in full next week. Following is tho letter : Milwaukee, Wis., June 14, 1S!7. C. F. Witniiir, Alma. Dear Sir: In reply to yours of the 11th inst., relative to the arrest of your brother, will say it appears that your brother and two other men named O'Brien and Grittith, by falso pretense, obtained all the stock in a jewelry store in exchange for an interest in a licticious patent. J. T. Janssen, Chief of Police. Both Wright and O'Brien are well known here, and those who know them, know their past reputation has been good, and we predict that they will prove themselves innocent. Fred, a younger brother of Wright's, kit Wed nesday morning for Milwaukee to see if anything is needed to assist them in their trouble. Trouble With Sheep For some time pheep havo leen dying off with no seeming causo on A. W. Wright's sheep farm, south of Alma, and last week Manager Young took Dr. Peters out to investigate. A thorough examination was made, finding a grub in the nasal ohamlx r and brain. The doctor claims the origin of the grub is by the dcjiosit of an egg in the nostril of tho animal by a My, hatching, find its way to the brain, win. n in a short tin mmum s the destruction of the animal. A rem dy has been prescribed, and it is to Im; hoped will be effective. C.-II HlHTI AN EN DKA VOK (ON V ENTION AT SAN FK A NCI SCO. C A L. For 1 h 1 1 occiminn thr Ann Air I : h i I r im I w ill m li tW'M-u mi r hi Iv r !nr. .! rnt, .Inn '.Nth, Vf'th, Will, July li imI Aff',) ill once lo their agent fur lull liifuriu.itiun. B ALMA AHEAD. Hlf?h School Uoys Defeat Ithaca In fholr Field Day Contests. Score 123 to 105. Tho second annual lield day of the Ithaca and Alma high schools was held at Ithaca last Friday and Saturday. Alma boys showed up well, winning nearly every event. The events were as follows: FRIDAY AFTEKNK). HNi yil. daah SIliiRlutl 1st Fuller -nd Cudy 3rd Time 11 'i mile bicycle (Joots in 1st Nels n '-'nil Cap le !Jn Time o'.8. Running hop, ftcp and jump Tinker Pownmtr Daniels -rd Dirttanco It. it In. M yd. dash SllnKlutr lft Downing. . '-'"d Van Wircii Urd Time 2n. it', mile bicycle (loodwin 1st Nelson 'fnd Caple iird Time 1 :'-!".. stiindinir broad hiuin (weltfhts) Lonjr lt MiuyluU -'' Howe -ird Instance in it. H)a in. SJiot i'ut- Fuller iJistance 'il ft. 10 in. Standing hop, et-p and jump Tinker 1st HlinjfUitl' '1"1 liistance It. 1 in. Sack race- Kelchard lt Lontr -,,tl siiiint-r iird M yd. hurdle slii.Klutl let Van Wt-Kcii '-,,tl Fuller :;rd Time Ui'j. 1 mile bicycle Goodwin lst Nelson "-'ad Caple ;Jrd Time :i:ll. SATURDAY MORNINO. yj mile run Ruchard ;l8t iSrown ltoot "rd Time :-T. standing broad jump slmrlull lt Tinker -d Distance '. It 1 in. Wheel barrow 10 i ds. Fuller and Downing lRt Lonjr and Goodwin '-'ri'l Time l'js Hammer throw Lonur 'f't Fuller '-'Md Allen rd Distance .8 ft. 110 yd. d;ish- Van Wetreu 1 SliiiKlutl ... -"d Loiik 3rd Time tieis, UunuitiK broad Jump Glass 1st Tinker -d Distance 10 leet G in. )y mile walk Lontr ' 81 Time 4 min. SATURDAY AFTERNOON. : mile biejele ihaiidieap) Goodwin isrraU'Uj 1 e t ilOJ d-., Caple (Ml yd-.) Time !::!. Relay rave I it;il A I 111 II Ithaca Time- ;J:i:, Tun of war l liuca . Una Hall jranie- Alma Ithaca .1st -ml :rd .. 1st ...-'lid 1-t Vlud ....1st . .. -'nd Si ore in to 5 Alma scored a totai number of 11 points while Ithaca scored lu5. Blue Ribbon Meeting Detroit Drlv InK Club. Tho Blue Ribbon harness meeting of The Detroit Driving Club, begins this year on Tuesday, .luly loth, and con tinues for ten days, ending 1-riday, July ,:;rd. While there is great interest in the Merchants' and Manufacturers' 10, 000 Stake for -'-M trotters, on tho open ing day and tho Chamber of Commerce $.j,u00 Stake for 2-24 pacers, on Tuesday, July 2uth, each of which havo twenty three nominations, there are other events each day which will prove equally ex citing and afford as much amusement. The program has been so arranged as to give three contests each day. Tho champions of the trotting world will meet in tho free-for-all on Wednes day, July 14th, in which have been nom inated Alix, the ueen, . Azote, the King, 2-01'p Fantasy, the coming Champion, '-i-ot;, Ottinger, t-'-o'J.'i and Pilot Boy, a-lU'.;, the latter being by that grand old Michigan Sire, Pilot Med ium. The same may bo said for the free-for-all pace on Tuesday, July 20th, in which havo been nominated Frank Agan, 2-o:5:l,, Koyal Victor, 2-0vl.j, Tom Ogden, 2-07, and W. W. P., 2-0.V... These two purses are dashes of one mile, tho win ners to bo paid ssoo. The remainder of tho purse, 1,200, to bo trotted or paced for not less than three days after tho lirst dash in a two-in-threo race and will go scoo to the lirst horse, $40U to the second, ana $200 to tho third. As tho winner of tho dash in tho first race will receive .2m more than tho winner of the first money in the two-in-threo race, it is probable with good day and good track that the public, in one of the two races, will see tho fastest mile ever gave in harness. Tho track lias been put in the veiy best condition and the grounds ! are, if possible more beautiful than they were l;it year. Strayed or Stolen. A two year old steor light red with some whito and brown on, small horns, one yearling brindlo heifer and one yearling heifer dark colored. A lileral nv:uil will l.fS LMeii for their where- I , iilmnN. ( ill.lTRT C'M A H IN, V.V.I tf Cedar Cornels. A! n m nn 01 u o On Saturday wc will offer Ladles9 Shirt Waists at the following reduced prices: Our r()o quality for 42c; our 1.00 quality for SDc; and our 1.50 for Out; lot of Lact; Striped Dimities for Je have been selling all season for One lot of Summer Corsets 29o a -pair they are good value at .r0c per $1.2'). J Kill". BARGAINS IN DRY GOODS EVERY DAY THIS NEXT WEEK. c... 5rLMA MERCANTILE CO. to D Bargains ActUltlonal Local. ('. A. Ilutton of Sumner was in town Thursday. Charley Ward is homo from Orchard Lake this week. Prof. J. T. Kwing is attending tho Lake Geneva Conference. Mrs. J. C. Bright is enjoying a visit from her mother of Saginaw. M. L. Osterhout returned Thursday from a business trip to Plymouth. Mrs. Curzon of Houghton, is visiting her daughter. Mrs. II. B. Jefferson. Thos. Merrill of Saginaw was in town this week, attending commencement. Special meeting of Alma Lodge 214, F.J& A. M. Saturday night. Work in F. C. degree. Isaac Sherman of Ashley was convict ed at Ithaca Wednesday on a chargo of giving liquor to a minor. Fred Kernen camo out Thursday morningj with a new dray. Ho is a hustler and is deserving of success. At an adjourned meeting of the council last Wednesday night no action was taken on the electric lighting question, but was adjourned to Friday night when it will probably be settled. Tho wedding of Melvin Sharrar and Miss Mary Grover, Wednesday night, was a very happy event, taking place at tho homo of tho bride's parents, J. W. McAllister olliciating. The KiX'oun ex tends congratulations. Thursday afternoon Will Fobes struck Gecrge Spicer badly cutting his lip. Ho was taken before Justice Dunham where he plead guilt, being lined .S and costs or sentenced to 15 days in jail. Ho chose the former. Tho case of Post vs. Voorhes, which has been on trial at Ithaca this week, went to tho jury Wednesday night and after a deliberation of three hours a judg ment of .114o" was rendered against Voorhes. The ease will Imj carried to tho Supremo court. Ties have been scattered along tho A. A. railroad U-d by tho D. O. K. Ac W. K. U. Co. which means that soon thoj will abandon their present road bed through town and run on the A. A. right-of-way making but one cross ing on Superior street. We arc pleased to announce that our fellow townsman, Goo. Young, was awarded the contract for the construc tion of the Pitllisky blix'k, Thursday afternoon. Sevtial outside bids were in nn brmm u mi uu DDDOQO Towels, Handkerchiefs Hosiery, Ladies' Gauze Jnderwearand OlDDS AND ENDS I3ST ...SHOES... -J. and very close, but on careful consider ation Mr. Young's bid was chosen upon. About three o'clock Thursday after noon the business part of town was startled by a series of rapid explosions from one of tho show windows of Ben nett's cafe. In lighting a parlor match the burning end dropped into a window containing a case of fireworks and instantly tho whole mass of ex plosives went off. All kinds of lire crackers and Roman candles sputtered away, while rockets tore up and down the street. Although there were six or seven persons in the cafe and the streets were full, no one was injured, which is truly remarkable. Owing to the quick work of the fire department the damage was entirely confined to the window, although a serious conflagration was threatened. The loss was entirely cov ered by insurance. GRAND MA'S TEA, io cents, cures stomach, kidney and liver diseases. Sanitarium Notes. P. II. Fleming of Chicago has decided to spend the summer here. Hov. F. W. Murray of Grand Iiapids is stopping at the Sanitarium. Miss Jenny Plowman and Mr. Davis have joined tho training class. Tho wife of Chaplain Hall, U. S. A., is at present taking treatment here. Dr. A. Gilliland of Ft. Wayne, I ml., one of last year's guests, has returned. Dr. L. W. Dudley is taking a much needed rest by visiting friends in Chicago. Mrs. Geo. C. Griggs of Chicago, to gether with her son and daughter, are here. Hon. Mark Brewer, ono of the guests, will deliver tho 4th of July oration at Ithaca. Mrs. John Owen, Jr., of Detroit, who has been quito ill for some time, is rapid ly recovering. Miss Goldman, one of Detroit's popu lar school teachers, is taking a much needed rest and recuperation here. Flag Day, the 14th, was observed by a talk from Dr. Pettyjohn and tho wear ing of the national colors by tho guests. Miss Mary lihodes, whoso sister has been a patient hero for alout a year, is taking a short visit, with friends in Chi cago. Tho nurses in tho training depart ment havo been wrestling this week with th ir examinations in anatomy and phybiology. L. S1DLLEK. Mr. J. I). Srandish, whoso wife and daughter are here and Mr. N. V. C. Hart whose mother is also here, both of De troit, are spending a few days at the Sanitarium. Mrs. Li veiiibergor of Chicago, whoso husband has been hero for some time, came this week to celebrate with him their wedding anniversary. Near the large clock in the Sanitarium ollice has been placed an autographic steel engraving of the founder of the institution, Mr. A. W. Wright. Dr. Pettyjohn's article on "Functional Gastric Diseases and Their Treatment" has been printed in this month's issue of the "Physician and Surgeon," published at Detroit and Ann Arbor. GRAND MA'S TEA, only io cents, small in price, great in results. Prof. J. W. Ewln Entertains Hl9 Class. Friday evening. June 11, is a time lung to bo remembered by the fourth year preparatory class of Alma College. In accordance with an invitation ex tended by Prof, and Mrs. Kwing tho class assembled :;t their home for a sx?ial evening togetlnr. It is needless to say that each member of tho class was glad for the occasion, for the professor's in terest in his students always makes tho trustworthy student feel happy in his presence. The happy company was favored with the presence of Misses Conelly and Booth. After spending some time in pleasant conversation and talking over the experiences of the year, the company was s.-.; rmed to tho din ing room, where a innptuous repast awaited them. This xtraordinary class meeting adjourned at half past ten. All went away feeling that tho professor is a model educator in society as well as in the class room. Try Grain. O! TryCraln-O! Ask your grocer today to show you a package of GRAIN-O, tho new food drink that takes the place of coffee. Tho children mav drink it without in jurv as well as tho adult. All who try it, iiko it GKAIN-O has that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it is mado from pure grains, and the most delicato stomach receives it without distress, the price of colTee. I.V. and 'J.Vts. jer package. Sold by all grocers. EXCCK3IOX TO CKYSTAL LAKR AND FKANKFORT. Similar, Juric 2nh, tbe Ann Arbor Hallroad will run 1111 rxcurion to Crystal Lake and Kiankfnrt. Special train leaver Alma at : a. m Pare for rounrt trip 1 only f !.."". hp JnrnlnK irniii lonvra I'rankfoit at ; p. m.and TrjHini l.nUo at tKVM p. 111. Children under twelve hall tho uboie rate.