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VOL. XXII, xNO. 17.
ALMA, MICH., FRIDAY. JUNE , 1900
WHOLE NO. 1HJH.
Cor. ted June 7. 1W0
Wheat, new ,
Corn, old ear
Applet per bu
Onions, per bu..
Live Pork ,
1) res nod Chickens
Of. & DO
W. S. Ttrck. Alma.
O. S. Wittu, Alma.
A. W. WmonT, Alma.
J. U. Sbavkr, Ithaca.
Wm. Turck & (
G. 3. WARD. KLY UKKWHAKEK.
CftPhU-r. Aw't Caehlfr.
Established 188.1. Trntnact a Uiuiral banking
Safety Dfio(it Hons for Kent.
i DO YOU
I WANT A
jS from your troubles? Then
II use PERFECTION OIL in
: your lamps.
jj RED CROWN BRAND
: Stove Gasoline in your
Use as much MICA
j AXLE GREASE as of
5 any other.
fr j 1 1 1 1 , 'A p.1.1.,'.1. , .,.,,..,.,.,.,,, .".v.1,1.1
QR. W. KELLY..
rrp Cost Tcsth, .CO,
Qfercffi $6.00 and $8.00 por
Filling and Preserving the Natural
Crown and Bridge Work a specialty.
OPCRA HOUSE BLOCK. ALMA. MICH
Union T'l phon; No. 3S.
Fire, Tornado, Life and
Herbert N. Hayes, J
Notary Public J
All kinds of Legal Papers J
f drawn. Pension Vouchers J
Call In and seo
of Hoadachos, Norvous-
ness, Hystorla, and In-
S somnlalscausod by Eyo ;i
Strain. Tho removal of
tho causo offects a per
manent euro. Consult
Scattergood & Jacobs,
Alma, - Mich.
CoetH no more and ia better
than other Hour of the same
H''ii-'v, y; '
Vv.i :y ;y
MISS LILLIAN McCULLOUGH.
READER AND IMPERSONATOR.
At the Ocera House June 12 Under the Auspices
of the Ladles' Guild of St. John's Church
Miss McCullough, who is to appear
before an Alma audience at the opt r;i
honse next Tuesday evening, .lune
under the nuspici s of the I jU lit ' (iuild
of St. John's church. n'iU no infodue-
tinn to our r i l-T-i S'it!iv tosivthit
sh" graduated from tho department of
oratory of the Northwestern University
of Chicago lat wet k with higli liom rs.
The following are a few of the p -rsonal
comments Miss McCull 'CL'h has in h r
Miss Lillian McCulIougli, n graduato
from the oratory depai tnient of the
Norths extern University is a finished.
intelligent, entertaining and hrilliat.t
reader and will furnish an evening of
rare enjoyment in her interpretation of
some of our best authors.- l'i;r. 11. L
I havo always been an ardent admirer
of oratory and eloquence, and have
heard all the prominent orators of this
country, but never till I heard Miss Me
Cullough, did 1 realize that a woman
could be elcquent and weave th magic
spell of forgt. tfullness to sdf and sur
roundings around her auditors, and hold
their closest attention to her word pic
tured. John W. CMi-.u., J'rinc'pal of
BchooK West Side, Chic ago.
Miss Lillian McCullough has a capti
vating, brilliant stylo that carries her
audience with her throughout her entire,
evening's program. Hi-: v. Dii. Aikiv,
May St!, Miss Lillian McCullough
gave an evening or. reading in my
church and kept th audience spf!l
bouud for an hour and a half. Frankly
lean say Mis McCullough's art arid
eloquence is almost unequaled - S. M.
Pkicsion, i'astor M. K. Church, Chicago,
The following excellent program will
be presented by Miss McCallough in xt
Tuesday night and we are sure that it
will be listened to with pleasure by a
large audience :
'To flrntlf tiu-ii ttf rutin. ' H
wttlnk' ir.itn 'Mtt',.- Minltier."
K-ntii'-ky Canlliial," Jum
"OhJ.ctof I.i.ve.-' Knt" I) Witf.li
'Omiikr of the White siwhti.".. ltl'-tianl if DuN
"Pour D- ar Mamun." Kipling
Reserved seats for this entertainment
can bo secured at Sharrar M ulholland's
drug Btore without extra charge.
Work will fcceln on the Lanslne. St
Johns & St. Louis Electric Boal
TO BE COMPLETED BY NOV.15,1901.
The contract for the building of the
Lausing, St. Johns Sc St. Louia Electric
Railroad was signed last Saturday night
by John E. Mills, F. C. Norris and E.
F. i'erceival of Tort Huron. It is stipu
lated in the contract tha,t work is to be
gin June 15 and the road to be completed
October 1 5, VMl. The line will cost ful
ly equipped about $1,500,000. The con
tractors, who own (50 per cent, of the
capital stock, which is $."00,000,are John
E. Mills & Co. of Port Huron.
The necessary amount of aid required
along the route . 100,000 has not yet
been fully raised, but.Jthe citizens of
Lansing having tho matter directly in
charge, viz : Jacob Stahl, Fred Thoman
and F. L. Dodge, have entered into
a pi rsonal bond guaranteeing the short
age in the entire bonus. The amount
lacking ta makeup the loo.ooo on the
! on tho t r.tirn line is a; out .1,.00 possi
bly trifle kss. This amount must be
The entire right-of-way ha9 been t-e-cuml,
with the exception of n few in
stanecs where the road is to pass through
private property. Eut it is expected
I that this will be accomplished this week,
wh-n the engineers will be put to work.
I The grading may not be commenced as
soon as stated, but there is to be no un
necessary delay, as it is expected tho road
will be in actual operation from Lantdug
to St. Johns in September certainly in
The towns on the line will be Lansing,
DiiWitt, St Johns, Maple Uapids, Ithaca,
Alma and St. Louis. Tho exact route
between Maple Uapids and Ithaca has
yet been selected, owing to the fact that
there are t-everal small villages south of
Ithaca in Gratiot county that are compet
ing for the road. These are Middleton,
l'errint n and Pompeii, all of which
cannot, of course secure the road. All
tilings considered, therefore the best lir e
will be selected. Tho committeo in
charge of raising the bonus at this place
has not succeeded as yet in securing the
required amount but is meeting wuh
quite good succet-s Mud hopes to complete
the work next week.
Lost Their Nerve.
I. alio A.k Ii
Pangtorn Something of a Mesmerist It Seems
Tho game of ball between tho Mt.
Pleasant Indians and The Alma9 last
Saturday promised to be a very inter
esting game as tho Indians had worked
up quite a reputation so far this year,
nearly shutting the Normals out several
times, but in the game Saturday it was
tooone sided to b; at all interesting to the
rooters who like to see a close game
played. The Alma team was weakened
considerably to what it was when it
played the college boys before and grave
doubts were expressed as to The Almas
being able to win the game. It was
Pangboru though that did it. In the
first inning that the Indians went to bat
he simply mesmerized them with his arm
and for some reason they could not find
the ball, until well along towards the
end of the game when he allowed them
to get a couple (if men on bases, during
inuiuga, in one ca-o allowing two men
to fill second and third, and then strik
three men out one, two, three. Ho
had their nerve and they knew it, but
! they .tuck to it and gave a fair imita
tion of what they could do if Pangborn's
phenomenal curves had not dazzled them
In the last inning by a mistake the In
dians made one sc ire t) that they saved
their reputa'fou by not being shut out.
However, they play good ball, are each
arjd evety one gentlemen and have the
respect of all who wituessed the game.
The final score stoo l as follows :
I in. iti i:?
The New Woman.
Ask Your Crocor For It.
Did She Cet Her Cue from Her Western Sisters.
Modesty and grace combined are
characteristic Xt the woman of the
frontier. The girl of the borderland was
taught to become both protector and pro
vider with the trusty rifle, and they were
often as proficient as their fathers, or
There is no one better able to judge of
excellence in tho frontier W(.ni n than
Euckskin Eill, w ho Fpf rit ho mirli f Ids
life on the plains. With this distin
guished scout, who comes here June I.",
are the most attrac tive and net'd female
rough riders and rifle shots of the west.
The dexterity with which they handle
the rifle, and the fearlessness with which
they manage and ride the wildest horses
that can be found, entitles them to recog-
A 'iii;tn. .
. i :
The Alpha Thetas.
A Very Pleasant Evening With This Society-
The Alnhi Theta public last Monday
night was something unique and was
probably the best public exhibition of
any literary society so far this year.
They went through with one of their
regular society meetings, presenting an
excellent program, which was interest
ing and instructive throughout. Miss
Foote gave an essay "James Whitcomb
lUdey, the poet of Commom Life," Miss
Hutler an original story, while Misses
Chisholm and Hard concluded the liter
ary part of the program with a discus
sion, "Unsolved, That the College Cur-
f riculum is too full."
The society as usually favored with
! musical talent and ne.-ded no assistance
. in this line other than from its own
membeiK Miss Messirger opened the
program with a piuuo solo. Miss
Hooper gave a vocal solo aud the exer
cies wero concluded with the society
song in tho chorus of which the Zeta
nit ion wherever they go. They never
fail to carry of their share of honors ' Sigma boys joined their voices from the
wherever they ore fecu. ' audience.
The latest in Summer Neekwar. Appropriate
for Ladies and Gentlemen. : : : :
New Negligee Shirts.
The celebrated "Monarch" and Silver'1 brands
in Up-to-date Stripe and Cheeks. : : :
Summer Cloth in ir.
Seie, Flannel and Alapaea. (Jood assortment.
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Ntiwest patterns in White Wanks, including Patents,
(ilimmers and (Jilts at
4c to 25c per double roll. lc to 7c por yard tor Cordcrs.
C.'ili buys the biggest bargains in
Furniture in Gratiot County
at our Mor ami from the most complete and universal
stock. Kv n thing you want.
. Stevens & Garrett
Prinitilre and Undertaking,
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LAST BIG CUT IN PHOTOS.
One Week Only
15 K (J I X X I N Vi S A T U it 1) A Y, .1 U X K !.
Cabinet Photos only $1.98 per Dozen.
Regular ifc.'LOO work. Everyone knows the grade of work I make. There is none
better in these United States. Come early as I will be rushed later in the
week, and don't complain if you don't g t here on time.
; -.!'.. ..('.'..-
The first union commencement exer
cises of the Douglas aud Ferris schools
were held at the Disciple church, Ferris
Center, Thursday evening, May ill.
Douglas, Chas. A. Hall, teacher, had a
class of six : Misses Ada Dillon, Maude
Aldrich, Gertie and Pearl Thompson,
Messrs. Verne Johnson and Orvin
Lance; Ferris School, I. M. Collins,
teacher, a class of three: Misses Myrtle
Hare, Blanche Hare and Katie O'Brien.
Each member of tho class, excepting Or
viu Lance who was not present, gave a
Prof. J. Grant Lamson gave the class
address. Subject, "Tho Average Hoy."
Male a Mistake.
OF ALL KINDS.
General Repairing a Specialty
Will Frotatly tc More Careful In the Future
Harold Carter, a married in nn living
in the southwest part of town, took a
liberal doe of what ho supposed to be
epsom salts lat Monday evening but
immediately afterwards he discovered
that he had taken sulphate of zinc in
stead. Drs. Sweetland and Lamb were
immediately called in and pumped his
stomach out in time to save his life. At
present the victim of his own mistake is
not suffering with anything more serious
than a caso of etornach ache.
J. P. Losey.
Thompson & Sandcrhoff
And ARricultural Implements.
Dutfffiea Waxons Plows
Harrows Cultivators Champion
Cinders and Mowers.
Thompson X Sanderhoff.
Above cost will buy
T. L. Miller's.
DAY. . .
UNTIL FUUTIIKll NOTICE
D. V. Hubbell.
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