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lima RGCiord. eC'af.i.SH KI UY 1 UltOWN, I ' I.'i ( I- aiHT'i v il .'.t I lie cuftolln-f Hi A - ii 1 f r : r .i.-m:. -muii i liruu:;ti 1 1 : nmilc hi- t roml C l)lt! Ill'ltlt I. C. . r.i;c':;, - - lcditor. FKID.V Y, L)i:C. 2-2, liS'Jl. EXPLAINS THE NEW FLAN. Congressman Curtis, of Kansas. Ex tlains the New Financial Bill Which is Now Ceinjr ConsiJ cieJ ty Congress. Dai hilt tii" week the attention of the Hoii-i! ot K 'pie-ei'tatives lit Washing ton ha been o vupied in tiio discussion and consideration of t lit imw financial hill, NS lllril lt' t t Mt tilt) KeilSO Of till' Kepabla'an j. .u ty uii the reform of the em reney. '1 he i'ill wus framed by the Ui.um (.viuiuiM eommitteo during the suiuuar months. Hoarding the new measure (.'"nressman Uiutis of Kan sas s ho was a member of the commit tt t', made tin' follow injr statement : Thi-. Mil make no radical change in 1 s 1 1 . i j j 1 . i -. ri'l sections in regard tiiih" i :.!;u;il:i:d are simply a re j.tli: :;: t'.'.ii o;' wii;:: are belli veal to he lav. l.uw in i.i-ir!i' v, and are so word o.I a ! i J .i . i) 1 daub' as to the stand at -.1 i.r't Ii eaani ry. It is also intended turn--' - in ii tr." d leers in our pias ::: t...i!, :.d -: !!!. If the hill he- e a la ii will .-etta' tlio question as r.- tie- i"! im; l-'tr.d unit of value in t-.i- . o.r.rr. ; it v, ill st lengthen the cr -ir i'!' t'n' I ' ",,(.-a States and we be lieve it v. ill ) . v- nt a recurrence of tlie ,1 ir;.i;;.;.- ot IS.;; !:.-! - r'e''i ; a positive reroj.' ' h .id Mandaid in ur Jinan - i. .ii.i !i.'s toe f,"Id dollar of 'i.! w ei::ht and tineiiess as the tv. v il'a . We do not under :a' it eaa;, exisp'i'j' laws, as lias virtually b"eii on the r.usd since In that .. '.i d i!.4r was lixed as the inK June 1S!U, wnH if'.i.-K'.W.JUS :i'J. The tax under the proposed hill for the MiiiiH period would havo been Jt.'.),778,. SaS.P,'. 'Tho bill authorizes the organization of banks with ((M raj it a 1 in o m munities of 2,((0 people. This will uivo national banking facilities to sinaM places." A call has been made for the national Republican convention to be held in the city of Philadelphia, commencing at noon on Tuesday, June ll. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. lit. C! ' i tb" u!i:( sr. i. tn L' . ' i ' V' '. I v: t in ; :i i r I pan in : It v ' J, VI T : p ir '.; e -nd st-ctiori prnvidf-s for the i -M government obligations . sr.-.ii ia;.i i. d iti t!i" iir.-t section, .: v d .iv tl.tr al' oSii-ations, both .' i 1 . i iiiv.ite, for the jiayment of y, .-) i ! )' 1 1' .rmed in conform '!tn tl'" stamiar l so established UIl- oe it v tiii'T ijuality f the pros i ia-. if in no is not interfered h ibis bill b. com. s a 1 iv it will i.o i. :'i i r. :. what kindof money l' v. i ii:."i. t is u-ed or teiiderod 1:1 i . .! I as mi" vn ill be a ..s i i.-. I.-;,, r. ;:';d all kinds are in- . ! i . i', ; . !. M lliterest-b",ir- ii' a - 't tli'' ;:Mu rnii.ent, :i ;, -1 e i.ae',..s and. treasury ., a'.;.- by tli" r terms s'.m . . , a.' 1 .. , e ion;;, if nor always .. a - " 'M bv l ir hal'i rs and .. :.".! t-i I " p ayal'le in g -ld a.; . :. iv.' I i: s i vald to the u ..I ..'I 1 ;i!;ii..',S of dollars ct !u " is wii i: l hae destroyed . i i ' ;. I . . ' 'i i !, t w o lii' tal'. ' t;a: ' prnvii e- lev a ia".v divi-ioii i ' I pai t ia''iit to be !. - 'tla iiii;o'i of 1-iii' and re : 'i 1 . eh n,f w ill be of m . . ... e t i t be Treii-iiry de . i.i . a. il it pri.liil.ir-; tl:" ue of ('.'' Jor II. c purpese to a liny shall be e-p-eially decli- C ;f. u t a afe d f. f Ii i. ia. 1 ne t tb i.it' v r t i ," ' b ' ia .1.' i hp ti. ;. n I ,t hu rt vides a com- I . ; i! ." v. 'o ii.jrantcn the j.er 1 1 1 a , ,;.!' i.t"?i..nce of the 'old stand ai i an'!1 r ii;g t!ie Se--r tary of tie "i ,: : .:ry, v h.-icv-r it is necessary for -'.!; :!.:" ;" ai; to i-a.' and sell l.ni'ie ' t Tl." I ' a.t-'d V''af' at ii low :. ay;.ble in pobl coin, 1 all. e f geild ci.ill for ii y is-in d r coined by at. s. should tho Secretary ii 1 ' "II I! i- neet -sarj to ! ar.ry i.f all the no ney of i a ' i 'i ll" bill j.rovide.-- aiel Cta ! ilici.tes are ex :..'!. ti.- v .-hall be reissued ..;.! t'i ;a ' i. I'm re is i.o danger ot the r;v e;,l. '.s h nig t'.'Tir.'d undt v this b.li. 1' i-; in.'' n i-' pr.oidt il that, when t a: a 1 pai 1 ia id, tin V ;tre to be l' tiiii . i : no- iv .o ur uiitil n It a.-( d '.V tie p' .1..' 1' a. ' i gaid ill exehai'ge ius tie i !. ;ie pvl'. r to use the gv !.'. ks in tie- ordinary business ti'.i!i,wt ! a-, .i.i.i tin re is no danger of t ia ir i i t ;i ; .' !,. Ttii bill does not go a - tw..;i i '.; a! j1 v ; as is nconinieiid- d 1 t a" j i 1 i.t in his tinnual mes- "1'; ! i ,; law the demand for g .Id '.v ..; ' in. i.t' .! t rii" fon-ign exi'lif.' ges 'l i;V t :na;.'l lau-T b" luet UIKle exist ill:; la v-, aiai t he x change WOa.d in HO way 11'-ft 1 1 eiieulit ion o'- the gret n b e-iv- 'J he Liv-st foreif ,1 demand for gnl I in ai v h . al year w is in l'.;!,when th- r.'t txpoits win " i ,."oi, P " i ii : : - tit law -auits the issue of t!ie -id .aiy a v.s to -i.Vi.U ().()( 0 but we j; ;ve in oiic daticn about -f Tli.t OD.OOO in .-a. h v u s TL re is a great demand O' ' for a.i lia a a in these, coins and thi vi up .as tb Ui Beyond a doubt, .!. "0,- Hay'u.t.o'.i .t l. f coins c.mld to put out, ".".Ai w lu-a 0i.ee in eiiculatiun they would i.-ao k, the. n..i.' - in a;'-;.,ti 7 author:.' the issue and re .. al j. ' I'l.itial State notes or treasury h'-r after t. la-i.omitj.itioiii not less than b-!nuii....t.nr..vi.i..K that silver cor ti float gives i i-.ud i r paid out hall be in p:.: t in oar . ..n only of $1 and ;.v. r tiu lit ifi. In -,'i oerti.'i. i-tes u definite the i naLUry in jcunency and reserve! to "I1" ;. '-e circulating medium cf " i i.o ball p-.-i iui b no.ainutions of uncUr to i .ic;;l !i..;iV tie- !':ia:!. ri' ;. s; r. il s the Iidtion.ll banks 'a li:s v. l -1 Hp .a a . tli JV. Geo. McClelku is spending a few days in Detroit. I. P. Gillman of Shepherd was in Al ma Wednesday. Mrs. Alva Seaver is reported seriously ill at this writing. .T. W. Holmes was in Yestaburg, Wednesday on business. Hear the Alma mandoliu club at the M. K. church louday night. John D. Spinney returned from Reed City and Kvurt on Wednesday. The eclipse of the momi last it unlay night was plainly visible in this locality. W. II. Medler is assisting in the gro cery deiiartnient at VermeuK n's this week. Dr. R. E. Hunt left on Wtdnesd:y for Lansing and Jackson wluro he will remain until after the holidays. Mrs. John Sanders, who h;;s been ill with typhoid lever during the past lour months, is recovering rapidly at present. Geo. G. Chase of North R.Utiinoiv, ()., was in Alma the first of tho week and made a very pleasant call at this oltiee. Miss Jennie Follick leaves on Satur day for Copemish where the. will visit her sister, Mrs. C. II. Taylor, during the holidays. Chas. Davis of Kansas City was in Alma this week on business and im j. roved the occasion by shaking hands with obi friends. Lafayette Stevens has a full page ud. in this issue. He has some lare bar gains in the furniture line to oiler Christmas choppers. Mrs W. Ii. Davis arrived in Alma from Lay City on Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Davis expect to reside in Alma fur the prese nt. The opera house' has b- eti engaged by the high school alumni for the- evening i.f February at which time R. C. Fly will deliver a lecture. Misses Maude and Mabel Fly w i r in Cedar Lake Thursday to attend tli -w. tb eling of a friend. Miss Maude Idled tho position of one of the ushe-is. D. Mooro decided not to accept the position in (.'hie-ago as announced m the Rr.fOKD last week, but has acovpti el a position with . W. Rogers. Mrs. H. G. Price, Misses Ca-sie Sleight, and Hattie Taii.-b y.und Wallace (Jsborn are assisting in the biiiar dt partment at L. II Ilayt's this wi ek. Prof. James Mitche 11 left on Wcdm s day for Boston where he will attend the annual met ting of the American His torical As.-endatiuu ed' which he i meinber. J. R. McC.irry, who has been in t! . employ cf the C. ct W. M. R'y :i New LuH'alo, Traverse City and eter point for the past six weeks, leiurned bo.n. on Tuesday. The Auurican express e liice at thi j.lace will be ke pt oj.en on Monda until nooti f ,e the purpi.se ef enabling the pat re eis of tho otlico to get thtir Christmas packages. T. A. Fly has jiurchast d of M. R 14 ri Siffi He Mb assortment i m mil 000 Rubber Footwear ooo (zj in the county. The best are none to good, t) only the best makes. We sell Warm Felt Shoes unci Slippers for Men, Women and Children v ft) if i L LASKY 8, HillkL ItliibiSlMdii, EDISON PHONCGRAPHS AND KECOKDS AKE NEW AND VERY CHEAP. This week a limited number of We pei dav Oar ; .'t 1 : A I'll ' t 1 ib BARGAINS! records at 35c. 111 arters for all Kinds ot Talking and Singing Machines. I 7 f. iinlwai Not ri side line, but a business 111 uselt. . a j !i is ;iu ideal Nunis I'rescnt for Children, as well as grown C.ill iii'i stcmir Spb lVlciChino. n win surprise you. upen every eA-eni-.i'j from 7 a ui. to ti p. m. AMI'RICAN rilONOGRAril CO., Ave . IUUKU1 i , 1VJJ1. Cured of Rheumatism. Cy7c? n OfiiiP Mr. Ksbun Pray of Ogdensburg, X. V , A VIIUIUIU jJCltUi I writes: "After suffering for years with It 'IlC lull ! ' nteo ib : 1 i; g i e) b At tb- P. Una ;ii nr a :a . Cl.ii a . a 1 1, v 11 1 i a s 1 ' a ( I ! yra.;,.; p.- p'-p;a..;- oe-r e;i 1., - ; i . in tb- ; 1 iit.'a A la 1 , b- "M pi j be a- t, I I I . .'( ! n .- a: J tu. ....M : All : : otn. a, ioe 1 lUV.te.J. ;.r t 10' muscular rheumatistn caused by dis- ordere 1 kitlneys, and fruitlessly trying s tree at the j every known icmedy, I found relief in turday even i l)r Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills." (iuar- i e nteed t remove the cause and cure rhe uniatisni. 25 cents, all druggists or Dr. A. W Chase Med. Co , buffalo, X. V. Send stamp for free sample. 1 i ; 1 g . 1 at-' 1 : Preaching R v. W. C v, M ii-h Sun- nil 1: M-rvice ; i .:; 0 p m ; av evening; ho .1 v nL'b.t. iii b" i"-id at the 1 '. . ."iog at se en .'. ii i" iip gram has 1 in Ccck'a DnchsssTaWeta, Are Bucceygfully used by oter a t t'. r t! ld.OUO Iaidies: are Drenami hw an old and experienced 1 hy sician. Indies ask .Tour drugiht for Cook's Ducbcil Tablets, as tin v tir t' fco11' thfonly BHfeandreliablnmoiitlih niedlcine known. lYIce, f 1. By mail. $1.08. Send 4 cpnts DObtair for I'ree Sample and full nartiriilrn Arl,lrfss The Conk Cninnitiiv. ision and will! iioom 3. No. 2R3 Woodward Ate.. Detroit. MlcL Tor sal. d tojurmr A: .M u.hoilariil (u'' :c -ore) to U. w t l.i.. CJ M. MONT1G1-I.& CO.. FOUNDERS AND MACHINISTS. -MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN ALL STEEL HOLLERS, FARMERS' FEED COOKERS ENGINES. BOILERS, MILL MACHINERY, STEEL PLOWS, WAGONS, BOB SLEIGHS. ETC., FTC. ALL STKKIi LAND IiOLLtJiS MsiJh In six. s V(-n and ollit tool ShCtlnrib , -I--, with han( rs that are fitted with iidjii-tii'K b .es that can be rt jdaced at V ' time at a very slight c.st. With ii v ry stie-i' and substantial p'atform, a strong siom i men in mamaier ara v. v. my si.rm seat acj usti i to take- t lie weight oil the horses nerks. All Roi:f'is have tongues strongly braced with iion. re t " ' 1'. 1 : ; ! At .-". -!..:im-1 day i:i Aov.-i.t : j '. l.'e. i o ..; a 1:: I I V 'lie:.' se; ve. I e( :, i a a i i' , ' ' ' r ;'' ' j in;:,.); .-iii: '..-:' ! day.'i'har-o o . ' j ti'.il" t ; . !. illlih' all ?( i .. . s. ! V a- nl 1 :V' .1 1 1 i a i I . .1 , 1 1 1 i.l. .. ..Cln.T I'l i n tl 1H )I to Mend. At tb i l iMi'li : Fourth Sun m! ( h: isti"'s eve. S'-r- nv!,iv sehool, 1 1 :."o ; 7 ::: ; ('hnstmas d;iy m. ; shortened morn I.; 1 :i and address, iesii il ii Innocence's 11 t r..in the evening, : ' 1 d. All vi'icomo to r. ;-i .:i c'raich: The .'i:i::L' s'linmi at the !. "I be Revolutionary k-i nirii. subj ct will be. I b Aoreis, ,vai:ir" in Christmas S 1 b :t 1. S ''e 11' ,.i :".a ,1. m. I'bldeavor Me tin;.' at ". p. ia. All are welcome. . rial' S'd I. it'n Sr hoil will 1! t 'lirtnvH entertaienient ( V 1 ' ' on Moiabiy niht. S '. ol scholars and 'e' ( 01. '.' ("Ration are urged 'I ! A lirei's The 1-,... h 1 ; is-ii-i at t a c'd A!'. I h" S i lia nib--: s . to attt :.d. (TV tPt, P : : r. ri to the par value of or ineir se'curiry. ove r country. I to duly I. s'ra an increuse of a-itm-Lint . r iiritv at tin in bonds dcnto.it- ni t tli' iioan Li' iair,.:iuii Lhi bonds are ( reas. ' J ha 1 o.v ia ..abs ih- tax oJ a by ' tit. upon l ank cm illation, A i-tit;:f tii rt for a tax of ene one per lia'cnl.iii franchises of ji. nd sub banks. :m iia inured by th-jr i t a 1 .'i f t li of J.ius atii! un'.ivi .'. d 1, reals Ti... Titional ''"' 'l-i- :'.' j i.inu for their wcu itii-M,all a' o allowV-eircubition at ii'voiy :: ) o: ii.oi;o .ai t In s in thU e'Ou l in i' if an be no re't-oii WJie bonds are :-!e ai !d lit.r b allowetlV J" piir value, law 1 1 peals the tax oV.shy the in- llr fa '. : bald,., v. Ii i: , :ii !:;; i.:b ! !. b. c aioe it falls em ur- riri ii!..tii,t. 1 l.,.n .r,.j. ......ii, , , u, ... J av liie Ml,t ,f jr lvhe - 'aw the larro bank n:ii ' ; ,.v l 'a r :.a.' 'Til ' ".I,!.: vViM lose ;.Of!,i, ,y ,ju 11';.". i'l'd I! " ;:u, ,,,,, (,f ().. )-" i Jr ;a Hi.- banks ' v 1 1 1 be just a bfti'iuore tbriu at present. The tax u..de:r e.vi-.tiii-lawi for live years end- soe n:riK.s. R 'Ml!ar M:i et,-' of Fit.Jillli' S L'ldpP, e.i m. ii ,,',, 0:,, K 1 I , this evtning. Llection Free man iV' iron of Flushing a re gistered I of olbet is poled bhoi thorn bull calf six months; i f Yi old. This is 1 lobablv one eif the 1 est 1 I iv. Aim bred bull calves in the states 11s this brm has a wide reputation for lino l.r. d ste ck. dveMlav being St John's Ji"iiire, No -11, r. iV: A. M . be held in the The Pathtone Sisters. At the regular meeting of Royal Tem ple, No. 10, Rathbone SMcis, held last Wednesday night, (ho following o Ulcers were elected : M. E. C Auuie Hayt. K. 3 Kate i?pinii( r, ;. .T.Mugie Rrigiit. M. of U. it C. Minnie Smith. M, of T. Ilentietta Miller. O. O. Grace Sharrar, I fibular mo tin;' Will j e'vt nil1". j A si eial convention of Alm i Charter, j No. 1 R A. M . will be held on Tin s I day ( Vt iii rir. ) n. !'t n'Vi'ti o'clock ! sliarp Memb. rs and ollicers are re , (i"tcd to be jirt u nt. HOLIDAY RATES VIA GRAND TRUNK. One fare and a third for the round trip, to all points on Its lines aud con nections west of the Detroit and fJt. Clair rivers. Alao to Canadian points we Rt of and including Toronto, Niagara Falls and RutTalo, N. Y. Also to fda tions on Northern Division Georgetown to North Ray, Out. Tickets for Xmns will bo on sale Dec. 23, CI and 2o, 1S!0; for NVw Year's Dec. .', 'M, in and Jan. 1, lsM); all good to return up to and inclndmg Man y, l!(io. Wamfd: Honest man or woman to travel for large houso ; salary '..) month ly and expenses, with increase; position permanent; inclopo felf-addre ssd stamped envelope. Manager, .'i;!0 Caxton bldg., Chicago. 10si K,.w IE SELL Alrrsa for 9 A CarJ We, the undersigned, do hereby agreo to refnnd the money on a a) cent bottle W hy pay higli pi ices for C'tmii Vu sill, tilt) best ('n;il in Anierien. St. C'hai les coal is the kind, St. Charles only. It lias no ( jua 1. Use it once ami you will use no other. Our present price since lhi raic, is U.r pt;r ton, lelivered. Don't take any wind from our competitors that we sell No 'J coal. favor us with Your Orilors Cat- h on Delivt ry. 1 M . . 1 Take advantage of Special Sale Dec. 22 to Dec. 30. WmiiVmVm Men's and Women's Footwearood goods at very poor prices. Dress Goods department present ed in our Big Sale. See list in last week's issue or big bills. People who don't buy at our sale will pay more after January, 1900. ,,tt I (,f (JiKtie's Warranted Syrup of Tar if ' -ilX i ui" iiiiu ;ipui uiu(;u ui -Mill, m ( -y . V&Uo guarunteo a cent be.ftb' to prove 11 If YhfirPlnn Yi nfl II. U, 1 II U I 1ILUII IX OUII, visfncfory or iikuiov refund 1U6U-H: Siiakuar & .Mi i.irnr.i.ANO, Alma V JUvinm & Hiiodi.s, Alma. ijt Fi:tu Uiij.vjx, liivtrdale. Orrl' ts ft nt L. H. Hayfs LVparunoiit btoro. ; : . V REMEMBER, n II II II HI Ian I Opera House Block, ll Alma, Tiiich. . t: ' 1 1 1'