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7T i ;rcst VOL. XXII, NO. 8. ALMA, MICH., FRIDAY, APIML G, 15)00 WHOLE NO. 1099. MARKET REPORT. Corrected Apr. 5. iwn) vVteal, ue Wheat, old ... Out Kre -Qnrfy nl.li'ar J. Jacobs I'OtatOtMl.... Meant. Annma nor tin Clover tJeed to.v Timothy st'd Batter ftirir ... none j Onions, per bu. reen iildon ... DroKned fork. 17,0.1 10 M l-.-i U ! & fjir rs Lire Pork 'nVru Llvolleef 0 Mutton, dreuned t..i Mnt ton 04 t.lrw Chlrkoria'! ,'""2a DresAed Chicken Live Turkeys . Live Ducks Live (leeso Veal. Live Veal, dressed VC. True. Alma. U. S. Vahi, Alma. tlrm of A. W. Whujiit. Alma. J. 11. tiEAVKH, llWa. Wm. S- Turck & BANKERS u. a. wari. Esiahilnht-d ELY HKEw HAKEK, Ait Canhu-r. TraiiHiirt a in n.ral Utiiikiti Hiiiiin-Hf. Safety IK-J'ocit Boxfi- for Kent. V. From the Phllicclncs The following U tter was recently re ceived by thu parents of Robert Smith, who iri with the :50th Kegt. U. S. V.. iu the l,hiliiiiinen, and through their kind' urgj irn -ir.' tirrmif t'-rl to IHlblisll US ui u eli of it us is dI nil H Permanently located at 8 Scattergood tt Jacobs i? Jewelry StortvUma.Mich. I make a specialty of cur $ ing headaches with $ glasses. No charge for $ examhi.it ion. i? Nichols' Old Stand. AN EASY VICTORY. For the Recutlicans of Arcaia at the Polls Monday. A LARGE REPUBLICAN GAIN IN THE COUNTY. Ithaca People f aturally Jubilant Over the suit of the Court House Vote. He- Mitl 'l 1 1 1 1 rflV iW I Mil II 1 1 I HlVllUIH'-.5 I FEED I THE FLAMES in your Lamp Chlmnoy : With Z; 1 Perfection Oil ; s and thoy will bo bright, steady and smokeless 3: : It Is SAFE and 1NOPOR- ij OUS. It lights millions of i :r homos. There Is no fancy :J profit in PERFECTION Oil 3: 5 for you to pay. BRIDGE TAX PROPOSITION DEFEATED. Monday was a very quiet election day in Alma no far as party contest, but a very large vote was polled nevertheless, otvie-ioned by the increased population of the township. In the county a repub lican pain is shown, although the oppo sition pain cue supervisor over last year, tho complexion of the board now being eight republicans to thirteen democrats. The republicans gained h supervisor in kthany, but lost in Lmerson and rsorth Shade. The vote on th court house re- ulted in a majority of lG'.'O iu favor of bonding the county for the loan, and our Ithaca friends are naturally jubi lant over the result, and wr 11 they may e. They have worked hard aud faith ful for the past few mouths and their puccess under the circumstances is very satisfactory to them. It is the will of the people, "so mote it be." The voto for the bridge tax to build a bridge across Pino River at the foot of State-st was lost, aud in that we see the onlr cause to mourn over the total results of the election. We earnestly believe that those who voted against the tax voted against their own interests and in the end may see their mistake. The results of the election will be found on another page. WEATHER SUMMARY. For March, H'OO: tepekaTT hi:. iiiii DR. W. KELLY.. IDENTISTt ttZZS Bost Tooth, S4.00, UHnrD S6.00 and S8.00 por Sot. Filline and Preserving the Natural Teeth. Crown and Bridge Work a specialty. OFFICE IN OPERA HOUSE BLOCK. ALMA. MlCH Cmoii T l phnnf No. 3. i InsifranGB Fire, Tornado, Accident. Life and t Herbert N. Hayes, Notary Public- All kinds of Legal Papers drawn. Pension Vouchers executed. 4 Call mo. In and soo r our - yr I': JJ atch jccd Pairing? If so. whv cot take it to a first class workman? It costs no more and perfect time i9 assured. It makes no difference to us if your watch did not cost you f 75 or 100, we will give it the same attcn tion and guarantee our work. All jewelry repairing treated in a like manner and promptnesa sured. Jewelry, Watches, Clocks and Silver- Mean Maximum Morh Mlt lmum Mcim M.jslinuin. lUHte. Mb . Mlnliuuui, ulate, ?:nd) twUnv n I'MfCIflTATION. Total ireut.t-t in Jl tnnirs. nlnte. -th .... NnmbT of day- on whieb ni or men- i rupltation leil ..... . of c!'r d:v partly loudy ci"udy sno tail. (iM-hi-s) 1". M smith, Local Obcn . In in MRS W. A. SEAVERS. Serins Announcement Having secured the services of Mus Ecert of Toledo. O . a competent and exterienced ladies' tailoress and jacket maker, I wish t announce to tne laaies of Alma that for the next uO days I will make suits and jackets at the lowest possible prices. Leave orders early. Dressmaking parlors over Dr. buyuam s office. OBITUARY Leon Lewis, only son of K. It. Lewis, of Sumner township, Gratiot county, Mich., departed his life at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., on Tuesday, March 20, 1UOO, after an illness of fourteen days. His condi tion had not been thought to be serious until a few hours before his death, which was a trreat shock to his many friends. His father did not reach his Deaaiao un til after his death. He was born in Fulton township Gratiot countr. December 11. 1879. He wa9 a young man of great promise, duti ful as a son. affectionate as a brother winning in his manner, and loved by all who knew him He was a good student, and excelled in mathematics For some time before his death he had been attending the State Normal School at Mt. Pleasant. H' had previously at tended the district school near his home the Alma public schools and Alma col lege. The funeral was held at the family residence. March 23, conducted by the writer. The large number of tearful faces present, testified to the esteem in which the deceased was nem ana tnc sorrow occasioned by his early death The casket was beautifully decked with flowers which had been provided by his former teachers aud school-mates in Alma and Mt. Pleasant. Interment was made at the family burial place in Ful ton township. His parents and three sisters have tho nyinpathy of a large circlo of friends and acquaintances in their bereavement. H. L Wylik. PATHMASTEPS The following pathmaters were chosen by the voters of the township of Arcada last Monday and should bo re sponsible for the condition of our road duxing the ensuing year : ware. H.P.BOGART First Door East of Groom's DaiUor Shop. N. 1, Wm. Fltm-rtld 2. b. Mjrr. H, Jm. Wheatoi). 4. ( lar nee Clark JS, It. t. W.fc-on- r. rt, Win. Townsend. 7. Johnl't.3ptil. s. Kzr Terpirdnp v. (!-' I lull. man. 10, C. K. Itenner. 11. Ja. rover. r. 1. H?-t. i:l . W. Hit inlniftiiim. II. E. It. Doan. 15. K. J Wli-y. IU, Kd. Hotper, 17, A. Stau-e. 1. W. Claik. l'.i, A. Hntcroft. J. Bortret 21. M.hharrar. i. n. Woire. CI. o. Irl.h. Jehn low. J. li. )iniiw. X, M V. I.ntnut-r. 3.V (Jnv UortoD. aud our limited ppac we only publish art of it this week, the balance to ap pear in next Rue. The letter is written on the back of home kiud of Philipiuo legal document paper found in a native hut: torn -41- for Ol o II CRAD MILLINERY OPEMhC We cordially invite the ladies to call Dd see our fine display of pattern hats and bonnets on Wednesday and Thuts dar, April 11 and 12, 1PC0. Mi U. E. i::uin. T.wutAs, Luzon, F.b. T, V.w. Dkah Folk : Von are probably getting anxious to hear from me, but this is the first chance I have had to write you since we started on this excursion the 1th of Jan uary. Since that time I have had and feu enough warfare. I wish I could with this pencil explain what I have went through with during the last mouth, but it is of no use, I cannot. Tlie. first day wan very warm and we wete nut use to marching, nur we nyuea ihuteen miles, carrying threo das' atif 11s, blanket roll, gun and belt with loo round ammunition, haversack ami cai r-en or water, an weighing arxnu .j or TO pounds We camped on a hill that night, just lying down on the ground with our blanket over us. IJ.v fore we could get supper, which each man had to cook for himself, we had to go back about four miles and help the wagon into camp lhu next morning we started on the march before day light. We had with us the 1th and 11th Cavalry, a battery of five mountain guns, six ambulance wagons aud four teen wagons with rations, all the wagons having four mulis each to draw them, and there were ten mules carrying am- mnition on their backs for the battery. The Jt.th Kegiuif ut wad in our rear to garrison tho towns as we too them. rhe second day we came to the tirst town on the lino of march. We arrived at dark end found the place forsaken, the natives having all left before we got there. We camped there that night and the next day the Second Iiattalion went iround one way. and ours, the Third. went along the shores of a lake called Lumade Hay. It is the head waters of the Pdig River and is quite a large lake Well, w e marched along the shore, our uisior wishing to get to the the next town before the Second Battalion, and we would have succeeded, only we had to ford a numter of streams and came to one that was too deep and had to build floating bridge. Here is where we ost our chance and the Second Battal ion got to tne town nrsr, nau a iiveiy scrap, lost two men and had two wounded We were within hearing distance, but when we got there the niggers had thd leaving seven dead. W e worked all night at this place unloading supplies from the boats about one-half miK-H out from shore, and the next day wo marched twenty-two miles. That night we camped iu the road aud in the morning tho regiment was split up, part going one way and tho rest another. The roads from here were very rough, over mountains ana ravines. ine rea son we marched so far each day and so fast was that the rebels were fleeing ahead of u and we were hot after them, They threw away everything that bothered their progress and we got three modern mounted mountain guns, which they left behind, but they got away. The next morning a few of them made a 6tand across one of the ravines. They held a strong place against us, but the advance guards drove them away after killing three niggers. They were lying bv the road with their Mauser rifles when the column marched by. Well, darkness stopped the chase and the neit morning we marched into another town, had a little tight, captured fifteen rifles of different makes and marched on af ter leaving the 40th to garrison, to an other town, gettirg there at night and with only a few shots capture the place and three thousand rounds of am munition. The next day we marched to another town called Alphonso.but went on two miles farther to camp, iwo companies went to take a town a few miles to our right and companies u ana K kept on tho next morning to another one. intending to meet again two days later at Alphooso. W ell we started on our march expecting to meet lots of the rebels. About ten o'clock we came up on an outpost, captured the sentry and about fifteen minutes later (I was with the advance guard this day ) we ran up against about ".'Vi of the Mack devils. Wo saw them and were deploying when they opened fire on us. They were in trees and bushes but we had them going in about five minutes and drove them about two miles. If their aim was as good as the Americans we might have salTered quite a loss, but as it was, not a man was hurt. Their loss was about twenty killed, and we captured a col onel, six privates and fifteen Mausers. After this skirmish we started on our march and when about a mile from tho town, ran into another bunch of atout fifty, but drove them out easy by firing a few fchots. They ran and we marched into town without doing any more fir ing The town was surrendered by about twenty friendlies who came to meet us with white flags. That night Co. K was out scouting, when we were told that the town was going to be at tacked by about 1..VX) reikis. We im mediately sent for Co. K, they arriving about 11 o'clock. About two o'clock the rebels made a small attack, but the niirht beimr bright they were afraid to do Tery much of it. Any person would think to read this, thaMt was easy and lets of fun, but after marching all day, up and down hill, and at night so tired nnd hungry, and so sleepy one could drop down anywhere and s'eep, yet at night have to go on guard, I tell you it is awful, and the next morning march again for 0 miles or more. It is fun sometimes when wo get after the nig errs and see the white flags run out when we go Into 'a town or strike an orange grove where there is lots of ripe fryt. 3 I J li u ' Don't wait for weather Hecaii th tin; weather will not wait for vou. e nine u huv vour Spring Suit. We have the finest Rochester makes of Clothing etjnal to the l.est custom math and all the latest patterns and we guarantee fit and quality $7.50 TO $20.00, We line n oi!Vr an exceptionally me in (.liildreii's Cloth in, Vester Suits and Doul re:; sieu uus, uoiune Knee and seat Prices range from 1 to Spring Fur nishings. 7-; t y PvpCHLSmt N.Y. The elebrated "Monarch "Silver" Shirts latent terns in Negligee and Still' BosmIii- - also the swellest. handsomest Neckwear ever irrrrt Miown m Alma. TROUSERS. New patterns in Striped and Cheeked Worsteds, shaped and equal to best custom made. o.00 and upwards. NOTE All Trousers S3 and upwards, pressed freo ot charge. cat: Now i3 fjj I I . lis and .st II 1 pat- ?;niini!iiii;.il!iTiTii ii r a a 1 tailored fJ P Ie iWKrrfJf 3ft 13 It tlni.iiJ.) Saturday, April 7th.... WILL BE OUR BANNER DAY FOR THE LADIES OF ALMA. Having made arraiio'emeuts with one of the Lamest Houses of the East to briuo- their Entire Line of Ladies' Suits and Jackets here on lectio iflG ' 0 Only, Saturday. COME AND SELECT A NICE SUIT FOR YOURSELF AT A LOW RAEOL OR JACKET PRICE. VE Department Store, Alma. 3C aJ4 A i.