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TTV) T7 SV Ok W TTv VOL XXI, X(Mi. - AL.MA3IlCir., inUItAY. A PJ I L 7. lii'.IQ I HAZZLK DAZZLKI). j A SaT)-A (X3 1 .1 ) ENT. Is?n r? - Vheat, white. Wheat, rod... Out.. Corn, old ear ..... Horn. shelled .... Potatoes Buckwheat Roans Applee per bu ... Clover So(h1 natter Ktfv , Hfiijr . Onion. per !m . Ureen lil18 DrcHP.x) fork Llvn Fork lret1 lli'i'f M ve B"ef Mutton. iJr'sxeJ.. Live MutMn Live ' hickrns lr8M-ii Chickens . Live Turkeys Live Huoks Live (U Voal. Live Veal, lreted fx I fe 40 f)(l Qt T ' L 1 ( .()U to 4 M U'itfll ID H ;Vi "(J "Hi OS !(J 0 tit. or 07 os (17 5 OC'y Monday Proved a Waterloo for Our Siie in Gratiot County. A. W. Wrujht, Alma. .1. II. Leaver, Iihura. W. S. TiiuK.'Almu. G. S. Waiid. Alum. Coinprinini; the firm f Wm, S- TWck & ($ BANKERS tt. S WAKl), ELY HRKWHAKKIt. CaeMrr. Aunt Cnshier. LtaMiihed LS-'J. TrAiis.net a (it-iicral Bniikinc Sflfity I-j)Osit Kmt'H for Rent. QR. W. KELLY.. DENTISTl Best Teoth, S4 00, J S6.00 and $8.00 per Sot. Filling and Preserving the Natural Teeth. Crown and Bridge Work a specialty. OFFICE IN OPCRA HOUSE BLOCK. ALMA. MICH j Millinery Opening, i 5 Dear ladies, to you we u ish to say, That every day now, is our open ing day, Aud our jjoods will be placed within sieht ot all. Who deem it pleusutt totrv and can. Our ''elaborate pattens" will, of course, lie expensive, liut then with our stoeL so complete and extensile: We are cijuipped for all kind of trace. lixpensive, cheap aud medium grade. The newest styles of braids and jets, Rich feathers, buckles and aiiretts. Ribbons, flowers, ehiffous with laces. In profusion till our cases. When in starch of a nice, new hat, this sprinir. Please call on us, for we're still on the wing, For lower prices we caunot be beat, And we're afraid of none who may compete. MRS. WM. WIXSON Mrs, BUtterf ield. Trimmer. THE STATE TICKET SAFE Then is much food for thought in reading the. results of last Monday's flection, especially for the, Republican voters of Gratiot county, Arcada town ship included. The opposition have elfcted a majority of the supervisors, and also school commissioner, an occur anew that has in it happened before in years. There is a reason for this just as there is a reason for everything, but that is not very satisfactory or consoling to the loyal, hard working men of the party who put their time and moriev in- to every election, often to the neglect of their own business interests. In some townships that are generally counted in the Republican column, there were fac tional fights among the Republican vot ers, and this led to the defeat of the ticket in that particular tovnhip. In other townships, Arcada, for instance, only two-thirds of ti e Republican vote was cast, owing to either well developed inertia on the part of the voters or they were resting in the fancied security that lulls the dreamer to sleep. About every so often the Republicans of the county fall into somo such similar predicament from the same cause, and it would seem that by this time the lesson should be well learned. ALMA THE BEAUTIFUL. Pound at Last THE PLACE TO Time save Worry Trouble tjy having j our Watc h or Clock repaired so mat n win keep correct TIME. OUR LINE of.... WATCHES CLOCKS JEWELRY SILVERWARE. is new and complete in every respect. New Goods arriving daily. H. P. BOGART First Store East of P. O. GOOD DEAL ALIKE, A camera aud the h tint a n ..... .. good deal alike. They each have a - tens, a locusing apparatus and a sensi tive film. To change the adjustment of me camera irom one distance to an other we turn a screw. To change the adjustment of the eic we contract a circular muscle. The ditfertnee u that tne camera don t get tired and the eve does. If there's a deft rt i the muscle has to Leer palliai? all the time to correct it. A pair of glasses (that fit) will do mis work ana let yout eyes rest. Dr. Cora g. Wixjon SrlmtihV Optic-hu. Chin, b Wool. t vu.lv Muiuo. 5;oo to u:o a. c:.; 2:00 A Movement is Beinc Azitatcd Where ty the Abearance of Our Town v ill te Greatly Improved. iew years ago tiiere was a move ment on fiot to clean out the pond uboo the dam for about one mile, or as far a. Wolf's bridge, but for some reason or other the project failed to be carried out During the past few weeks, however, the feasibility of some uch plan ha again presented itself and several of our business men who have the best interest of th town at heart have been agitating the matter. If the people will unite in their etl'orts a great deal can be accom plished during the coming summer and by another year, among its manv cither natural attractions, Alma will bo rccog nied as a summer resort. The bet method of accomplishing these nultt, it would seem to us. would be to organize au association for the general improv ment of our village, then let this associ ation see that the work is done. The lirst movement to be instituted should be the cleaning out of the mill pond. This could bo done by drawing the water otl and then sawing the tops oif the stumps aud towing them ashore Jt would not take, much labor to do this and then whatever other obstructions there are in the river could be removed at the same, time. Next in order would be to secure control of the land on tho north side of the river bank west of tho car house and by a littie grading and gravel drawn onto thy same the bank would be in a very presentable shape for boat houses and bath houses the entire length. Then with a very little expense the grove on the south bank west of town could be cleaned and fitted up for picnic parties aud excursionists. The boat and bath houses could be controlled by private parties and a small naptba launch, alao controlled by private par ties, to ply between the banks of tho river nearest the town aud tho grove and and also points farther up the stream could bo added. Another project of much interest to the lieantifying and improvement of the outlook from tho union depot would bt the purchasing of the property and re moving of tho buildings south of the railroad tracks to some other part of the town. In the place of these buildings could be plauted trees and in a short time a beautiful grove would be the rc suit. It depends almost entirely on tho spirit of the property owners along the land talked of for the improvement, whether or no it will be made. By the public spirit shown by the principal property owner in Alma we are to have a beet sugar factory and in couseiuense several new buildings are to be erected and our streets will be im proved during the coming year. Jsow why not act in a unison and also beauti fy our surroundings so that Alma will not only be known as the busiue.su ceu ter of the county, but as the pleasure iteker's resort also? Jackson Talley, an Old Resident, Killed tyaM.C. Switch Engine inOwossoon Tuesday of this Week. The sad news was telegraphed from Owosko last Tuesday night that Jackson Talley had been run over and killed by a -Michigan Central switch engine at that place. .Tobn Talley, his son, left for Owosko Wednesday morning ami brought the remains homo on tho noon traiu that day, and from him we were enabled to obtain a meager account of the cause of his father's death. About one month ago Mr. Talley left Alma for points in Ohio for the purpose of ob taining testimony necessary to get nn increase of pension. This it seems e had been successful in securing and was on his way home from Jackson, this state, when he met with the accident that canned his sudden death He had about fifteen minutes at Owosso Junc tion to wait for tho Ann Arbor train north and walked up the track a short distance. In some manner ho got onto the wrong track and au engine backing uj ran over him cutting loth legs oil' be- bnv the knee. He lived about So minutes. the terrible loss of bl.xd and the shock tohissjstem causing his death. The deceased was Vi years old and a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars. He has lived in Alma for a number of vears and has been verv strong and in good health of late, considering his age. His wife died only a few mouths ago. The re mains were met at the train by the members of the (J. A. R. I'ost at this place, which he was a member of. and the funeral services will be held today at v.' :w p. m. in the M. K. church under their au.pices. The obituary notice w ill follow in next week's issue. WHOLE NO. 1047. fliiopn lift Interesting to Gratiot County Farmers Farmers of (iratiot county who are intending to go into the sugar beet busi- ness in the future, better be sure and try to raise one or more acres this year for several reasons. First. The farmer who raises a few this year will have a year's experience ahead of his neighbor who does not grow-any. Second. It is a safe crop to raise for the farmer who cares for Lis bcots woll and he need fear no danger horn fronts or not muen from dry weather as the beet stands most all conditions of wind and weather. He also has a guaranteed price for the crop before the seed is put J into the ground. Third. The counties around Gratiot are hustling, for the acreage. Jotham llen, agriculturist for the Alma Sugar Co , wrote contracts for .SO acres in Stanton one day last week, and a lot more is goiug to be taken around there. Contracts for 150 acres wcro written ur the other day in Alt Pleasant, and more are being written everyday. Business men from towns in adjoining counties, who have any land, are putting out beets and doing all they can to have the farmers do the same. It seems as though that Gratiot county farmers and business men ought to make a strong ef . fort to secure more of the acreage thau they have so far. If the history of the acreage around Bay City should be re peated here and no more factories should go up the farmer that stays behind this year will very likely be left behind next year for the compauy would very natur ally take caro of their old customers first. Such is Fame. The following letter was received at this ollice the first of tho week und ex plains itself : R. WEIOHSELiiY CU., Madeburg. General-Representatives for F. I'lT.scHKL, Saxdluslehln (Anhalti established lb ArcaJi Towashic. The following is a brief financial ac count of the condition of the township of Arcada a reported by the clerk aud supervisor. HuUikp on ban. I rontiniront luud J c ; 3 it uiir !un.l : : ' fcbool d'.iitriet fund ... "',Z .s rad di.trict !un2 u r jii .-cr.p.r tu-i Lj v, !'. ... O-Utai.d.rg' b A'Jj cr-c-i '. 4 ii Balance in band of tnwr.-hip treasurer ancr j'Hjin.- f rr-'antiin eriirr. . . i7A) v It wa voted to build a new iron bridge arriohH Pine Rivei at u point on Iheaeftiou line between eti'ii4 I S a lid 11'. 'o other improvements were t i.t vuittcutiun lit tintuxit oo' in Siudtr- lh,itt Hula ami Fmklib'it, Maudeiiuhu, den, IS, March. UW. To the Editor of the Alma Ri:c onn, Alma, Gratiot County, Mich., U. S. A. Dear Sir; We hear that a beet sugar factory is beiug planned at Alma & as wo happen to learn the name of your valuable news paper, we take the liberty of applying to your kindness by asking yoa, whether you would bo ablo to name us the par ties concerned in this question. We are sellers of German beetroot seed .V thus of course wo tako a groat interest in watching the development of the beet sugar industry in your conn try. We beg to mention that we have already sent over largo quantities of our fceed 4t that our name is well known to most cf the oldr tot sugar factcrie in your country. We beg to apologue for the troublo which we give yon te if we can at any time b of any nervi-e to you on this ' Mdo, it will always ! pleasure. j With our le.t thanks IWorehand, we 1 -re, Dear liir, Yours truly, 3 1 $3.00 Shoes for Ladies Mir iiou in .-iticm to fchow you as tine a Ladies' Sho as the in.'irkct :ilv(U. V l,av the exclusive sale of the ",)ueen Quality Sline,," madr ,y the well known firm of Thos. G. Plant. Now our hidy patrons . an he Miitert. Every Shoe is the newest and best that money ran purchase. Quality GoLfnts With Hi OUr Prices Are Right. Uki ,J want nhJv the P.est Goods we e.-m hnv for onr tvwh. Tin rr.b t. in our hmv win,lou' 'm L:m iiie of" our Queen Quality Shoes, -c. but to ai-preeiate the geniiiness of the Shoes you must examine them . Our April Standard Do sitfnor arc now hero. i. Daft 1 JL U uinliii CI P JJulill a b ALMA, MICH. BSD Our if ? V, .1 V c r 1 Reduction Sale OQI wa. sueh a success tiiat we have only a few Odd and Knds Hftt and in order to make ruoni Jor our imiue,,., Sj.rin- Stock ue will close out the balance at prices that will sell them m a 1W d;1y. If you need Shoes, see us. We can sell you Mines cheaper than vou ran u"'t them elsewhere. .mew! Men's Shoes I Prints Ladies and Children's Ginchams Shoes Lace Curtains Tapestry Curtains Percales Embroderics, Laces Dotted Atolls Ef Everything new will be here in a few da vs. J. L. WALLER & sw. ... .0- J duos uothin OiirSprinr Stork ot' Clothing and Furnishing Goods has arrived and it comprises all the new thing's in plain and fancy Worsted?, silk faced blue Serges, plain and fancy ChrvoiN and Cassimere Suits. If you want something new and nobby, come and see qui line. Si III SUMLAP SHAPE HATS,,. We liae just got in the new Duidap Shape Still Hat in all the new colors. We also have a full line of new Fedoras, Parhas, Alphine and Crush Hatc See Our New "WHITE SWELL" Hat. WE HAVE ALL THE NEW THINGS IN NECKWEAR, SHIRTS COLLARS S CUFFS S FATSTOV STTT-R.TR jiSUSPENDERS Our Shoe Department is full ol many new things in Men's, Women's and Children's Shoes. n OLEM'S Department Stores, Alma. VU j.UU p. Ul. voted ou.