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VOL. XXII, NO. J 8. MARKET REPORT. Corrected Jun 14. 1W0 Wheat, new fir Wbett, old Oata i Kre w Cora, old ear " Corn, abelled Potatoes Buckwheat M lieaoi i.natiw Applet per bu OutftTS Clover Seed W Timothy Soed l Butter.. I2u ,ll Honey JO Unlona, per bu so Oreen Hides "LP!!" Dressed Pork B-MCiU Live Pork 4-Uy.-:? Dressed Beef 0a4 Live Beef Mutton, dressed Lire Mutton Live Chickens n,, Dressed Chickens JJj Lire Turkeys j Live Ducks JJi LlveUeese Hi Veal, Live J Veal, dressed u W. 8. Truci. Alms. A. W. Wrioht. Alma. O. 8, Wakd, Alma. J. H. 8iavea, Ithaca. Comprising the firm of Wm. S- Turck & (5 rrBANKERs G. 8. WARD, ELY BREWBAKKK, Cannier. Ass't Cashier. Sstablitbed 1883. Transact a General Banking Baeincss. Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent. ) DO YOU ( I TOT A I 1 DIVORCE i c from your troubles? Then : H use PERFECTION OIL in j i your lamps. S i: RED CROWN BRAND jj Stove Gasoline in your si : gasoline stove. : ALMA, MICH., FRIDAY. JUNE 15, 1900 WHOLE NO. 1109. Use i as much MICA -: AXLE GREASE as of E; ! any other. j PR. W. KELLY-. JDENTISTO JTHTX Best Tooth, $4.00, QtrrrrC $6.00 and $8.00 per Set. Filling and Preserving the Natural Teeth. Crown and Bridge Work a Bpecialty. OFFICE IN OFCRA HOUSE BLOCK. ALMA. MICH Union Telephone No. !W. I Insurance Fire. Tornado, Life and Incident. Herbert N. Hayes, Notary Public- All linla rt T nrrn 1 Pnnora executed. J Call In and soo 4 mo. i Alma Roller Mills Is always Good 1U n White Wholesome Nutritious 2 B A Larcre J Proportion of Headaches, Nervous- $ ft ness, Hysteria, and In- U somnla Iscaused by Eyo $ Strain. Tho removal of g tho causo effects a per manent euro. Consult Scattergood & Jacobs, Costs no more and is better than other flour of the same gaade. BRANDS: Alma (Patent). Arcada (Straight). Bakers (Clear). Ask Your Grocor For It. Scientific Opticians. Alma, - Mich. THE SANITARY CONVENTION. An Interesting Two Days' Meeting Hell The forty-seventh state sanitary con vention held in the opera house last Thursday and Friday was a very inter esting two days' meeting. Tho papers presented were of an excellent charac ter and the discussions were of a nature to educate tho people. THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION". The convention opened Thursday promptly at 3:00 p. in. standard time with prayer by Rev. W. K. Spencer, and Hon. Ely Brewlmker, president of the village, in a few well chosen words, wel comed the members of tho etate board of health, the speakers and others in atten dance on the convention. Tho address was responded to by Hon. Frank Wells of Lansing, president of the state board of health, who stated tho object of the convention. Dr. A. F. Pruske. presi dent of the convention, followed with an address in which he stated among other things that sanitary science went handinhandeverywhere with the gospel. That contagious diseases such as small pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles, consumption, and various other danger ous communicable diseases would in time be greatly reduced and possibly eradicated by sanitary science. L. A. Sharp followed with a paper on "Sewer age," in which he outlined the different systems of drainage used in various places and spoke of the best methods of disposing of the sewerage of a communi ty. Mr. Sharp's paper was a very maste r ly effort and showed much thought and preparation. Mr. Sharp's paper was fol lowed by quite a thorough discussion. EVENINU SESSION. The evening session opened with a piano duet by Misses Woodward and Messinger. "Germs, the Specific Caus es of Disease," illustrated by stereopti con views, by Prof. 0. A. Davis, of Alma college was a very interesting part of the evening program. The views were very fine and were thoroughly explained by Prof. Davis. Prof. Davis prefaced his illustrations by about a one-half hour talk on how germs enter the body and spread, and the proper method of disin fection for different diseases. The col lege male quartet furnished music be tween Prof. Davis' lecture and the dis cussion of the same, and after the dis cussion Miss Gertrude Whiting rendered a piano solo. Following this was a pa per by Dr. Stiles Kennedy of St. Louis on "Restriction and Prevention of Con sumption." Dr. Kennedy's paper showed much study in preparation and according to his theory consumption, the dread disease that causes more deaths in Michigan today than any other, will in time, if the proper methods of re striction and prevention be used, be al most if not entirely eliminated. A short discussion followed and a recess was taken until Friday afternoon. FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION". Friday afternoon at 2 :.'J0 the conven tion was called to order by Pres. liruske and the first paper on tho program was read by Fred R. lielknap, M. D., member of the state board of health, Niles, whose subject was "Restriction of Scarlet Fever and Measles." Dr. Belknap stat ed that the greatest factor in the restric tion of scarlet fever and measles was disinfection and issolation. Dr. Bel knap stated that in his opinion scarlet fever and measles could be blotted out in the state if proper laws were passed and enforced for the issolation of pa tients. Although scarlet fever is the more dangerous disease of the two it has been proven that measles directly and indirectly cause more deaths than either scarlet fever or diphtheria. After a short discussion of the subject E. A Coddingtou, superintendent of schools, Alma, read a paper on "Medical Inspec tion of Public Schools." Supt. Codding tou considered the subject from a three fold standpoint. Children are especial ly susceptible to disease, and no better place can be found than the school room for the spreading of disease. In re stricting the spread of disease among the children he recited statistics from the re ports of the boards of health in Boston, New York and other largo cities, show ing how this has been done to a great extent and advocated a plan whereby this could be done in smaller communi ties as well. In hi9 lemarks he stated that many scholars bad some physical defects that they aud their parents as well as the teacher knew nothing about and these scholars were by these defects unable to make the headway in their studies that their more fortunate com panions were and therefore were brand ed as failures in school and soon left to peek some other vocations. This might be overcome in a degree if medical in spection of the schools was adopted. Where there are cases of communicable diseases in the community they should be reported to the superintendent and when there are any cases among the scholars they should at once be reported to the modical inspector. In discussing this subject, Prof. Delos Fall member of the state board of health, Albion, com plimented Mr. Coddington very highly on the manner in which he presented his paper, and stated that he was glad to liml one superintendent in the 6tate that was fully alive to the sanitary needs of the school, and also that it was not so much the cure of disease as the pre vention. "The duties of Local Health Officers," was the subject of the paper presented by W. A. Bahlke. Mr. Bahlke thought the sources of disease should be studied and that "an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure." Among other things he stated that in bis opinion there was not another matter that should receive the amount of atten tion from the local health officers as the public milk wagons. He also 6tated that public sentiment must be behind the power of the health officer to enable him to accomplish anything along his line, and the only thing to do was to educate the public to this point. In the discus sion of the subject Dr. Henry B. Baker, secretary of the state board of health, commended Mr. Bahlke's paper very highly. EVES I SO SESSION". A piano solo by Miss Velma Sharp opened the program for the evening ses sion. Dr. E. A. Bagley presided over this session as Dr. Bruske was unable to be present on account of the freshman "prize contest" at the college. The first paper presented was "Hygiene of the home by Miss Ida M. Barrett of Grand Rapids. Miss Barrett presented her paper in a very forcible manner and showed much familiarity with the sub ject. She followed the history of the subject back into the days of the Romans when bathing and public baths was one of tho essential things of the day. She very graphically illustrated how indis peusible the bath is today in diminish ing all forms of disease, although not enough attention is paid to this form of hygiene in tho home by the masses. Miss Barrett's paper should have been heard by the mistress of every home in Alma for no one could helpd being benefitted by listening to it. The next subject was "The Restriction of Com municable Diseases, from the Standpoint of a Lawyer, a Newspaper, a Physician and tho State Board of Health." Kelly S. Searl of Ithaca who was to have read a paper on the subject "From the Stand point of a Lawyer," and J. N. McCall of Ithaca, "From the Standpoint of a Newspaper," failed to be present and therefore those two divisions of the sub ject were omitted. "From the Stand point of a Physician," was to have been read by Dr A. M. Campbell of Grand Rapids, but he was unable to be present and Dr. Delano read his paper. The pa per went back into biblical times and f-tated that communicable diseases, then as now, were controlled by issolation, only to a greater degree, and that in many ways their methods were superior to those used today. The point was em phasized that if the people would follow the ilirections of the state board of health and study the phamphlets sent out by the board, disease would greatly dimin ish. Dr. Baker followed with a few well chosen remarks along this line and illustrated them with the charts, show ing that mortality had greatly decreased since the state board of health had been appointed as a state institution. Prof. Fa 11 also made a few remarks on the subject and the convention closed. We had hoped that the convention would bo well attended at every session, but with the exception of Thursday even ing, when a fair attendance was present, there was hardly as many people from town in the opera house as tljero were physicians and members of the board of health. When the state sends such men ns Dr. Baker, Prof. Delos Fall, Hon. Frank Wells, and others to enlighten the people on sanitary methods and the best means of restricting disease it cer tainly seems to us that we, as a people, should appreciate it enough to attend the conventions. The members of the stato board of health were very much disappointed in tho attendance of the convention, and well they might bo. fotlce to Tautytrj. Commencing Monday, June 18, 1 will be ready to receive any and all village taxes, nnd will bo found at thehardwaro plorf of Smith & Glass. 111". J. W. Glass, Village Treasurer. ...English Square... The latest in Summer Neckwear. Appropriate for Ladies and Gentlemen. : : : : New Negligee Shirts. The celebrated "Monarch" and "Silver' brands in Up-to-date Stripes and Cheeky. : : : Summer Clothing. Serge, Flannel and Alapaca. Good assortment. i ro a eie FOR A FEW DAYS ONLY. i ciai mi we ; 55 We are ottering Rare Bargains in Furniture for cash. We have the celebrated Victor Tables which we take pleasure in showing to our customers. It is the only table for you. Diners at old time prices; yes Oak Diners. A large shipment of Picture Moulding just received.- Stevens & Gargett Furniture and Undertaking, 1 DROWNED. The Grief Stricken Parents Have the Sympathy of the Community Last Saturday afternoon, Burton, the eight-year-old sou of Mr. aud Mrs. Emanuel Emsley, and a playmate by the name of James Greenfield were playing on the bank of the river above the dam at this place and in some manner they broke a boat loose that belouged to S. L Bennett and was moored to the bank. After breaking the boat loose, the boys paddled it out into the pond and down near the dam when they lost their pad dle and were unable to get to the shore. At the point opposite A. W. Wright's car house they thought the water was not deep and could easily get to shore by wading. The weeds at this point are quite high and the water pioved too deep and the Emsley boy soon sank, the Greenfield boy getting to shore aud giv ing the alarm, the attention of s man by the name of Campbell on the opposite side of the mill pond was attracted aud he immediatly ran around across tho dam to where the boys were, but when he got there the Emsley boy had gone down for the third time and he had to wade out and get the body which he did and brought it to the shore. Just as he got there S. L. Bennett, who had been told that the boys had his his boat and had gone there to see about it, arrived and he immediatly sent for the doctor, and himself tried, while waiting, to re vive the boy. As soon as the doctor ar rived he pronounced him dead, although he tried to bring him to life in the man ner usually followed in cases of drown ing, but of no avail. The funeral was held at the house Monday.Kev. Bowman, preaching the funeral sermon, and the remains were interred in Riverside cem etery. Tho parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad allliction. Ithaca Horse Paces. Some of the Best Horses In the Stite Eoterc J The prospects for a big race meeting at Ithaca, June 20-22, are very flattering. It is estimated that 150 horses will be there. Among them are horses from Chicago, South Bend, Toledo, Cleve land, Columbus and include some of the best in the state. This will bo the best meeting ever held in northern Michigan. The attraction of the dog driving a pac ing horse against any bicycle rider comes off each day and is a groat attraction. THE ..CENTRAL.. DRUG STORE On the Corner West of Post Otlice. . . The Icn Drug Store. Hero aro a fow i n Ui III 1 We sell the BEST Hose for Ladies, Misses and Children ever went out of our storti for 9c. Also Jc Percale, 1 yard wide. Corded Ginghams Oc. Xnnf'Hlll UlllAHUUld iii i eriiimcry Marie Antoinette Matsukita Jockey Club Crab Apple Blossom From the Crown Per fumery Co , London, England. Baldwin's French Lilac Peach Blow Wild Plum Palmer House Bouquet Kose Geranium Iloirers tt Gal let's Peau d Fspagne Seeley's Pink Carnation White Pose English Hedge Violet Japonza Chine.se Sacred Lilly Foot cfc JenkV- Cuban LiHes Wildwood Violet Toilet Waters From Colgate & Co., Ed. Pin aud, Crown Perfumery Co., Murray ttLanman, Itogers Sz Gillet. CF.NTIIAL DUT'O STOllK. Sign of tho Cold Mortar. Val Laces 1A to 4 Jets, per yd. Xo one undersells us on Shoes J. L. Miller's. Goods Sold at Cost EVERY . . . AT THE Novelty Store TNTIL iTKTHKK NOTICE D. V. Hubbell. KOI j ...jewe'bRY OK ALL KINDS. General Repairing a Specialty J. P. Losey. Thompson & Sanderhoff HARDWARE And Agricultural Implomonts. CuRBtes Wagons Plows Harrows Cultivators Champion Binders nnd Mowers. Thompson X Sanderhoff.