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VOL. XX. NO 50.
WHOLE NO. 1037.
Correvtet Jan. "X liv.''.
kVheat, white
Wheat, red
Corn, old ear
Porn, a belled
Applet nor bu
Clover Seed 1
KM ...
Onions, per bu . ..
(Jreen Hides
Dressed I'ork
Live Pork
(resfd Ueef
Live lecf
Mutton, dreti-ed
Live Muttnr.
Live ''hlckoiis
Pressed ChlcH ns
Live Turkey ?
Live Ducks
Veal. Live
Veal, dressed
t..rl fif.Kl
ilFC.F ")
.1)0 to I 0
; i
or it
(14 iMll'i
( Hi
i '5
V. S. Tnu K.Alm:i.
(j. S. Waiid, Alma.
A. W. W'HKiHT. AllUH.
.1. 11. Seavkm, Ithaca.
Ctinirim;j tl:
tlrm f
Wm. S-Turck & (o
Outlier. A't Cu-'lu. r
Esiall"hed Triit.ut it t.t mral Hur.klui.'
pnfi ty Deposit Hox-i fur Kei.t.
' E5 Bost Toeth, S4.00,
CSfti&X $6.00 and $8.00 par
Filling unci Preserving the Natural
Crown and Hridge Work a Kiecialty.
1 1 1 1 : :
Now is the time to buy $
vour Jewelry.
For the next thirtii
We can give you jusl 5 er eent.
off on all Jewelry. If you ate
looking for a present or neeil any
for yourself, do not fail to ee us.
For fine Watch ReplrlnK
we guarantee the best
$u-u$Xi'i te-tK : &n-i iu-:
Quality and not Price is our
inotto. We defy competi
tion IN
Horseshoeing and
General Flacksmithing.
Second-hand one horse wagon
buggy and cart for sale cheap.
WM. G1M5I3B.
Having added to my already exten
sive Tin business the Plumbing and
Uicycle busiues of K. W. Weston and
secured the service of Jesse Walker, I
am prepareil to do all kinds of Plumb
ing, Tinning uud Uicycle Repairing.
I carry on hand a coinpltte line of
Hicyiles. Hk) 1 lc Suu li ie, Pipe pit
ting, and 1 5 r -4 (.ioO'U.
My lino la comploto and
pricos right. r
Noted Tenor Singer of Detroit Very
Much Appreciated.
Local Talent also Came In for a Share of the
Those of our people who had never
heard Harold Jarvis of Detroit sing had
Ih'Cii told by those who had that they
would be given a rare 5 treat on Fri
day night and they were not at all din
appointed. Of tho several number by
him on the propram perhap the one
which showed Mr. Jams' ability the
most was the lirst which he gave, 'Lend
Me Your Aid," (Ciound t from the .,ueen
of Sheba, but the one that skeined to be
appreciated the most by the audience
was "Afton Water," (Hume) a Scotch
The local talent, however, is deserv
ing of much credit for the success of the
entertainment. Miss Wagner rendered
Novelette," Op. '.'I, No. ., (Schumann)
in a manner which showed she had
mastered the piano before. 'Hungarian
Mumc," (Franz Liszt) by Mis Caldwell
wus very much appreciated and came
in for irood share of annlause. Of the
piano numbers which seemed to please
the most was "Kamenoi Ostrow,"
( Uubinstein) by Miss Whiting, and it
was necessary to respond to an encore in
order to satisfy the audience. Miss
Whiting as an accompanist also greatly
pleased the audience and demonstrated
her ability to follow the singer without
her ever having seen the music before.
Too much cannot be said in regard to
the readings by Miss Kleanore M.Hill
of The Alma. Miss Hill had never pre
viously apjK-ared before an Alma audi
ence except in a church or at a reception
and the j.le were not prepared for
what was in store for them. The read
ing which showed .Mis Hill's ability the
most was "When the Oreat Orey Ships
Come In," by Guy W tun re Catyle, but
the one which appealed to the audience
was "How Salvator Won," by Llla
Wheeler Wilcox. One could almost
imagine seeing the two horses coming
down the race course side bv side. This
reading called fortli such a round of ap
plause that an encore was necessary and
the reader responded with the "Money
Muk." The entertainment was a suc
cess financially also, about $11.m being
added to the exchequer of the Ladies"
Aid of the Presbyterian church as the
profits, lhe kuccoss ot the whole enter
tainment reflects much credit upon the
ladies having the arrangemcMits in
charge, and especially tho chairman of
the committee, Mrs. II. J. Yermeulen.
Our Beet Suear Factory.
Lvcrything Looks Very Kavoratlc at Present
anl Work Will te Commenced Soon.
There is no doubt any longer as to
whether or no we are to have the sugar
factory, although as yet the company
has not been fully organized and incor
porated. However the site has been
purchased and the farmers are drawing
the stone to be used in the erection of
the factory building. In fact the streets
have been lined with teams all the week
drawing the stone. The site purchased
is the parcel of land situated jnt south
of the I) , O. H. iV W. It. It. track on
the east side of the river and extends
east to the section line, thirty acres in
the piece. This is the best location that
could have been selected us it will be
easy of access for both railroads and
right on the bunk of the river where
good water can be obtained. The arch
itects were here yesterday with plans for
the building, but we did not ascertain
whether any were accepted or not. In
all probabilities we will bo able to an
nounce the organization of the company
in next week's issue. It is anticipated
that considerable acreage will be sub
scribed next week during the Farmers'
The Milliken House.
By the Hcoteninc of this Former Popular Hos
telry we Healize the Advance of Pros
perity from the Proposed Beet
Sugar Factory.
As the advance of the prosjerity that
this place is to realize from tho estab
lishing of a beet sugar factory here, the
formerly well famed Milliken House has
been reop'tied, and by F. M. Milliken,
the landloul who made it famous ten
years ago. Since leaving Alma Mr.
Milliken has Ken engaged chiefly in
managing summer resort hotels and
has added considerable to his experi
ence which will be of much value to
him at this time. The house . will !
furnished with new furniture through
out, new carpets, iron bedsteads and all
new furniture in every particular. Mr.
Milliken' son, Frank, will assist in the
management of tho hotel ami they ex
pect to b ready toojs tito the pub
lie 011 next Tuesday, the first day of the
Faniira' Institute Mr. Milliken Mate
that he will ho pleased to see as many
of his old friends as are in Alma at pre
sent and as many new ones a may
come. Let the good work go on.
to the dinner given by the Alma Liyhl
Guards tiurinj the Farmers' Institute.
The Old Church Bell
The old rhun-h Ul i-sn loud and clear
1 ut en tin- 1110 hi in.' air,
CaMmtrall from far and near
Tocoiii.t t'lthi house of prajer.
1 ai'inir th 111 in Inou t)n ir ut'-k of toil
Ann fioiu tlit ir daily nr.
Il.11 k niraiii to lhe hi'iwof Uod.
T Unit ewi i t hour ol ra) r.
How many tim a that ilaar old Well.
S'-iids f..nb it- leoun- ound.
And liiils us cme to tin house of Ood.
Where true salvation I lound.
So . us lnt'd its drome voi. f,
As it riiitfs Horn the tow. r alw.
And l'' to niHkc our pejo'e with (iod,
Ai-ilkam His Holy lovt.
What the Farmers Atout Alma are
Payintr for Poor Roads.
The long wet spell of weather during
the fall and the resulting practical sus
pension of business because of the bad
state of the roads throughout the county,
has brought forcibly to the mind of
every thinking jierson in the commu
nity, the need of some radical change
from the present system of road build
ing. The matter is of such serious con
sequence that the projector of the
beet sugar factory have made the
question of the improvement of the
main streets of the village a turning
point in deciding as to locate their plant
here, and the council have already
taken the preliminary steps to begin
such impiovements at the earliest possi
bio moment.
Hut the building of a fe miles, four
or live at the most, of streets at the end
of a trip, will not materially help our!
farmers to bring their crops to market. 1
and unl-ss they can be convinced that j
the roads for which they are responsible 1
should be put in better shape than they
are now, this work in the village will be j
of little benefit, except to the towns- j
people. It would seem howeer, that j
when the facts were brought to their j
attention that all farmers would unite
and bring about a change in the present i
state of affairs. We are all of us
familiar with the method of "road
butchering" now in us-, and its results,
and we are almost all of us certain,
that a much more unsatisfactory plan '
could not be devised, but on the other 1
hand, some of us think it is the best
jiossible under the circumstances, be
cause it is cheap. Hut let us see where
in the cheapness lies. The ordinary
ditt roads as they exist in the county
are neither belter nor worse than those ,
of most parts of the state. j
Very carefully collected figures, pub- J
lished in circular No. I! of the Office j
of Roads, Inquiry U. S. Dept. of Agri
culture, show that the cost of hauling
crops to market in the northern states'
is 7 cents per mile for each ton of J.ooo
pounds hauled, and that the average'
haul in the same state, is '.W miles.
Now let us suppose a case which is ;
possible right here in our own commu- i
nity : A man living two miles south
and live miles west of town raises ten j
acres of sugar beets this year, averaging :
fifteen tons to the acre. He will have (
of course I. " tons of beets to sell, and !
to sell them he has to draw them to'
town. Each ton will cost for trans- j
Iortation .$l.s'.. a sum multiplied by the
wholerropof Ko tons amounts to 'S: - 1
0. If the roads were good the loads;
could be increased so that the cost could j
be reduced one-half at least, and prob-1
ably more, but allowing that one-half j
is the amount, bail roads cost this farm-!
er 14l. i. for ten acres of produce, about 1
14 00 per acre, which is a very large i
road tax, eonnidering tho fact that the
same man has already paid all of that ,
form of tax he thinks he ought. These (
figures may seem large, but they are ,
probably under, rather than over the;
actual ones for this county. All other 1
crops, wool, etc., pay the same immense ,
tax and yet the present irrational system i
is adherd to lieause of the fear ot tho
cost of a more rational system. Let
intelligent and progressive men in every j
district send to the Ollice of Hoad In-1
quiry, IT. S. Department at Washington,
for information on the subject and see !
for themselves and their neighbors j
what has been done in other states and j
judge whether they can afford to go on '
w ith the present system. Tho matter 1
is one of such importance to all farmers 1
and people of the town as well, that '
steps are being taken to have a meeting 1
in Alma to agitate the question of a
joint ellort to improve in the best way
possible, the main roads into town, and ;
jiossibly at the Farmers' Institute some)
announcements will be made as to plans, i
but in the meantime, let every man j
look up the evidence for himself and
see if the people, of Gratiot county can
tV. .-.1 I.. ...... i.ri.-.. nf tli. 1 Irilwl i if
roads now in use. A little iinestigation j
and agitation will undoubtedly bring:
about Mich a condition of public senti
ment that a county ystem of roads!
fimilar to that . in Hay county can l-o
Ix-pun and the value of every farm in i
the county inoieaMl thereby. At any)
rate let'n investigate and get together!
and talk atout the m ttter, right away. !
Uina A. Davl . I
A Booifide Sale...
Beginning Friday, January 27th, and Ending Sat
urday, February 4th.
We will h:m tin; CliciH-st .(io.nl (Juods S.iiV ever ollVied in Alma. Our Dress Goods will
be sold at -2 the regular retail juice. The prices are all marked in plain figure, so any
one can see what they are. Mu-t make room for our Spring Stock. Here is an opportunity
of a lifetime. Our sales are all Bonifidc and mean just what they say.
III la. i
Clearing XTp Sale.
We are going to give the people of Alma some of the best
bargains ever given in Alma.
All Kc Outings will at 7c
Heavy (irayand Brown (iitiug for ()C
Unbleached Sheeting, good (juality 3c vd
Bleached Sheeting, extra line -4 I-2C yd
! 1 BEX
j yy a
The New
Domestics. Wrappers.
10 yals uuality Crash . - ( . "Z1 69C
Tow ling tor mJJ 11
dozen Ladies' Wrappers A Cr
10 yards extra quality Linen (j it JKj
Crash for J9u
10 yds extra heavv unbleached Or OOl'SOtS.
Muslin for J
f dozen Ladies' 50 cent Corsets OQp
10 yards good quality bleached at Ut-TLr
Muslin for ' O :) (1()en , a(li, .J5 cent cwts
10 yards heavy Shaker Flan-
for JJj 5 dozen Ladies' .lai'kson Corsets AQp
and Waists at Tt,u
TJllderWCcir. -'0 pitreH Standard Print?
10 doen Ladies' Fleeced Lint (1 fl T .
Underwear at 05C Het quality I able Oilcloth jJQ
at. ....... ...... ...... "
1,'ulies' rent Underwear "oQ (',mm1 My ;;s r'' S(;,ifM 3C
Ladies' M)e Union Suits Ladies .lhliilnlant all ooj- . V i Q A
at & G Hosiery at 10U
10 tloen Mises' Uiiiu Suits Eg 10 u line white . 1 gp
at c&S'O India r,inen( Apvns'at ..' ..
i cTvsfyjyagj? al
Yours for the trade,
re liohn &-Co.s store
flrcvw wm mm mm
On 400 Pair of Men's
A snap 1") paiis ot Ladies' Shoes regular price $f)c at 43c
Ladie Warm Shoes will go at 1-2 price
Ladies' Fur Slippers. Flexible Sole, for 76c
1 C'a-e Men's Buckle Arties for 99c
J. L. RflOLLIIIR & Sft!l.
P. 0. Block, Alma.
Trading place m town. Larger
Larger Assortments,
tars wmitsiGmstfz
Best Prints will go at 3 3-4C
Prints, good (juality at 2 I4c
Men's Heavy Cotton Shirts at 9c
Mens all wool double bieasted Shirts 85c
and Ladies' Shoes.
York Store!

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