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Dovotod to the Intorosts Alma Collogo. of Mrs. J. W. Kwing will entertain the Senior class at sapper today. II. Normnu Ronald was initiated in the Zeta Sigma, Monday night. J. I. Crane, returned Wednesday to spend a few day with his old college friends. The Adelphics are showing their adoration for the Phiios. under the dif faculties of late. Prof. J. Y. Kwing, who has been un der the weather for a time, is able to take up his work ugain. The Athletic Association elected offi cers Tuesday. Pres., A. ltalph East man ; Vice Pres., V. Elton Brock; Sec., W. G. S. Miller ; Treas., Harry E. Reed. A. 11. Eastman, II. N. Ronald and II. P. Bufh left Wednesday for Lake Gene va to utt'-nd the Student Conference to be held there June 15 to 24, as delegates from the Y. M C. A. The "Dorm" silver returned Tuesday about 12 p. hi., and rang the door bell for admission. All rejoice to come back to tho old style of eating again with knives and forks. The freshman contest last Friday night was a creditable exhibtion for each of the contesteuts. II. X. Ronald and Miss Hooper won the gold medals. The markings were close and the judges took plenty of deliberation in the decision. The baseball men were a little consid erate for the Indians, Saturday, and since they were beaten at St. Louis in the forenoon, let them off with an end defeat of lh to . The red skins always los their scalps when they visit Alma. The classical club Saturday evening was a very pleasant affair. The old of ficers were re-elected. The stereopticon exhibition was delightful and after the program all indulged in refreshments given as a parting surprise from Prof. J. T. Ewiug and Miss Gelston. The Juniors put forth their best ef forts Tuesday night in spreading the Seniors. A pleasant social time was enjoyerl by all. The classes were honored by the presence of Misses Gel 8tou and Clarke. Refreshments were served in three courses and toasts given by the visiters, all of the Seniors and some of the class of '01. The Alpha Theta girls have gained an enviable reputation this year, not only in their exhibitions of literary and mus ical talent, but in their manifest busi ness ability. Under their management Mr. Frank Russell of Mt. Pleasant, the popular and masterful impersonator and baritone was secured for last Monday evening's entertainment at the college chapel. Mr. Russell had a large and appreciative audience from the town and college. It was evident from the lirst that if lie did no more than to sing his hearers would be satisfied. But when it came to impersonation he was recognized as a master of the art. The scenes from Shakespeare's "Mid Sum mer Night's Dream" were presented to perfection, while every number on the program was received with enthusiasm by tho audieuco. Mr. Russell was ably asisted by his sister, Miss Myra Russell, the Misses Howard, Woodward and MesMuger and the mandolin club. The society is to be congratulated in offering such and excellent program to the pub lic and being the only college organiza tion to present one of this 6tyle during the year. OBITUARY. Pearl Sweet, oldest daughter of Joseph Sweet of Elwell, Mich., was born May 2.", issi.and died at Elwell, May 16, 10' M). Being left motherless at an early age, she has lived with her aunt, Mrs. D. Vought, who has tenderly cared for her during her long illness with con sumption. By her friendliness, faithful noss, and patience in suffering she en deared herself to all who knew her. The funeral was held at the M. E. church at Elwell, May 18. Floral offer ings were made by her former associates in the day-school, the Sunday school and the Y. P. S. C. E. These were pre sent in a body and in their midst was a vacaut chair. The remains were laid at rest in the Townsend cemetery. ALMA COLLEGE Commencement Week, June 24 to 28. 1900. AMNOUNCEMENTS SC5DAY. JrSI Kan w. II romrnnnion, H):o0a. m. liac al'iuri aie Sermon, 7:30 p. m. MomaY, Ji ne : KxamlnaUon. f . a. rn. to 12:00 m. (Mum ajr F.xerohi!, 3:0ip. m. (iriiduaiinir Exi-rclses of tbe L'ommTclal Mtiool. K:(K) p. m. Address hy H!V. BiucMr, Alma Ti Env. Ji nk vM: JirHdcjatlfiff EifrcUe of the Kindergarten . Department, 10:00 a. m. Adlre by Hev. Andrew Urodle, Mrjlt-. Annual Concert of tbe School of Music, :00 p m. Wi dnksiut. Jl wk 27: Graduating Exercise of the Academy, 10:iio a. m. Dedication Hood Moieurd. 8:00 p. m. Address ty Prof. Jnob Kelghard, Prof, of Zoology, TJ. of M. AddrcM before th Chrlttlan AsoolatIons by Rev. Alfred H. Barr, Detroit, 8:00 p. m. TucnanAT. Jrsf 2: Graduating Kxcrchel of the Clais of 1900, 10:00 a rn. Annual Meting of the Board of Trustee, if:') p. m. President's Reception, 8:00 p. m. Your best friend can give you no bet ter advice than this: "tor impure blood, bad stomach and weak nerves take Hood Sarsaparilla." THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW. Olivet's Track Manager a Soreheai and Puts ud a Holler. Olivet Optio Msy 31.- ( Alma's account of the Dual Meet over drawn.) It was our pleasure or our privilege, we rather think the latter, for we count it a privilege to enlighten our Alma brethren on some points, to read in the Alma Hf.cokd an account of the dual meet between Alma and Olivet. In the second place we would liko to givethemalittlo kind advice. It is this, not to let the fact that they were able to steal a football game from th aggrega tion of cripples, which Kalamazoo sent up last fall, deludo them into the belief that they can show M. I. A. A form in football. Hy their bluster and bravado over this game, and in trying to lorce Kalamazoo into playing another game though Kazoo hau all her dates full, th y made themselves a public nuisance and forever desttoyed the hope of Kalama zoo helping them to break into the Inter collegiate. If there had been any c all for this last great blast of their trumpet we would have nothing to say. Put in stead of a victory, they received a virtual defeat. The track wan very bad, the only decent path being on the outside edge. In 100 yd. daeh Kandels drew this path and won easily. Evans after falliug down in the mud came on very fast and got third. In the hurdles Elliot who has had almost no training, was a close second. In tho 200 yd. dash Evans drew a slightly bet ter position, but was set back a yard for starting too soon. At tho crak of the pistol he was in the bunch and ran easily till about 50 yds. from tho tape, when with a burst of speed that would have puzzled any of the M. I. A. A. sprinters to keep even with, he pulhd by the bunch, winning easily, with 40 ft. to spare. In the evening we went to the opera house confident that the men whom liowler had carefully coached would be successful, but wo forgot to reckon upon Referee Craig, who not only seemed unable to tell when a man was down or the aggressor from the man on the defensive, but seemed afraid to de cide against Alma. In the second round of the light weight after McK"e, who out-weighed Bloimfield by 2't lbs ,h d thrown him, "Bloomy" thiew McKee squarly but Craig could net see it, and gave the decision to McKen. In the middle and heavy weight, after Powler had done all the aggressive work for six rounds it was called a draw. While the pole vault was in progress, putting aside the hop, step and jump, she tried to pull off the relay, but this we refused as Andrews, who was vault ing was to run in the relay, but we of fered to pull off the hop, step and jump. They seemed to have no valid reason for doing this, and tried to cover it up by aimlessly "chewing the rag." They forgot to to mention the fact that they virtually forfeited the hop, step and jump, and the horizontal bars, and that they can offer no srood excuse for not playing tennis. These points would more than offset the relay. Dan 1 Noim ii, Track Manager (and taking a special course in the Pre paratory Department. List to the roaring of the North wind as it comes from the region of Olivet's Preparatory Department. Mother Goose wrote : "Th.- NOKTII wind doth blow. And we ptittli have Mio a. And "hat will poor KoMn ! tie n, poor thiinr.' The uncrowned king of Olivet's Prep dom communed thus with himself: "The North wind will blow. And there will wo , And what will Alma do thru, j'oor thinjr."" Well, what can Alma do? She tan do nothing. She has been blighted by a "cold chill blast from the North" and can only ask that she may nmhsturbed give forth her last dying gasps. We were much edified in reading the dessertation upon the Kazoo-Alma feot ball game last fall. Previous to this we had been willing to accept the word of Kazoo's own men that Alma's team was as badly crippled as her own and that the game wus honorable Iiom start to finish. No team has ever received any thing but fair treatment on Alma's grid iron. Even Olivet's team which was defeated here two years ago by a sc jre of 16 to 0 (the last game played between the two colleges) will admit this, even though Alma could not "show M I A. A form." And again we had believed Ka zoo to be sincere when she olltred us any date if we would play another game with her, which offer wc were compelled to refuse because all of our dates were full. But the great "I Am" hath spok en and we confess that wo were fondly clinging to beliefs which were founded upon the fogbanks of our own credulity And yet we would like to af-k what bear ing this has upon the Olivet-Alma meet. We confess our stupidity, but really we fail to see the point. Perhaps when we hall have taken a few more lessons in logical deduction from Prof. North we shall see tho point. But at present we do not. Le us look at a few of the statements made by our self-appointed advisory board of one. The track was in bad con dition, owing to the three days' rain, but that was as much a drawback to Alma as to Olivet. In tho dashes tho best path was in the middle. Evans and Ful ler ahared this and were at an advan tage over Kandels and Foote. In the 220 yd. dash Evans was off before the pistol, but was not called back as he should have been, and had a lead of over a yard before the others started. The men came in neck and neck, Evans win ning by a very narrow margin. But for the lead obtained by starting before the pistol shot It is doubtful if he would have won a place. "In the hurdles Elliot who has had al most no training was a close second." Fuller, of Alma, was first, entering de spite the fact that he had sustained a ricious twist in his right ankle a few minutes previous in the runniug Lroad jump. Still Fuller had some training. We may bo notional in this respect, but at Alma we believe in trainiug, placing mere importance on it than we do upon "M. I. A. A. form." Kegarding tho wrestling. "Bloomy threw McKee but Craig couldn't seo it and gave tho decision to McKee." As McKee was never off his feet while on the mat and was never even one point down and as "Bloomy" was two points down we can scarcely censure Craig for his decision. McKco was u few pounds heavier than Bloomy (he licked far from being 2')) but Bloomy was fully as much heavier than Keichard and yet Bloomy couldn't do a thing with him. Concerning tho forfeited relay race. It was to have come Friday afternoon but was postponed until Saturday at Mr. North's suggestion. Olivet never in tended to run the relay race. In tho morning some of Olivet's men said it would Hot be run and early in tho after noon some of her men again siid the re lay , ,,t run. The program was moving along slowly and Alma suggest ed that the events be hastened. As it was there would have been plenty of time for all events, had Mr. North looked after his men instead of spending the greater part of his time instructing the judges how to perform their duties. The last two events were the ruumug hop, step and jump and the relay race. As Fuller lias a better record in tho jump than that made at tho inter-col-legiate meet at Lansing Alma ought to have stood a good show in this eteut, but as the relay was left over from the previous day Alma thought it should bo run. Mr. North preferred the jump. The referree suggested that Mr. North draw to see which event it should be. He agreed to this in so saint-like a man ner that we thought him sincere in his dealings. He drew that the relay should be run. But then he showed that Olivet had determined not to run the race. He said that his men should not run and that he would foifeit the event. Alma was already ahead in points and this made the final 6core 100 to in her favor. The horizontal bar work did not ccme 011 because it was impossible to place the bar iu the opera house. Had Olivet placed a bar there Alma would have been glad to have tho event come off. And we "have no good excuse for not playing tennis." Tennis was not on the program. That is our only excuse. The same excuse we have for uot playing Tid dlewinks, Drop the Handkerchief, Leap Frog or All the Way to Jerusalem. Concerning the refereeing. Mr. Wa terbury, a graduate of Kazoo, had been accepted by both sides. Mr. W. comes fiom a school that n a rival of Alma but everyone acquainted with him has confidence in his honesty and le lieves him to be above board in his deal ings. But at the last moment Mr.North objected to him and iu deference to his wish Mr. Long of Princetou was engaged for the out-door events and Mr. Craig of Ithaca for the indoor events. Mr. C. has had charge of indoor events and is a wrestler himself. He has often played against the athletic teams of Alma and could have no motive to induce him to favor her. Ithaca had many Olivet symphathizers but with the exception of Mr. North everyone said that Mr. C. was perfectly impartial iu his decisions. It might be added that at the close of the indror neet Mr. North was more out of breath from giving advice to the referee than any of the contestants were from th'ir exertions We are thaukful for Mr. North's kind pr..ffcr of advice. No one is better able to give it than he. Af ter lie won the mile walk in !:!" he was so competent to give advice to the three timekeepers that he ordered a min ute to be struck off and that the recoid be s:4.". But we fear he will not care to give any nu re advice to Alma's track manager for Mr. North doesn't believe in "casting pearls before swine." After Alma's manager had shown his incapability to utilize some of the choic est gems of his assortment of advice, Mr. North, in the presence of the crovd called him an "idiot." This is a classi cal word. Wo compliment him upon its discovery. It may be that because Alma has an "idiot" for manager that this is the reason Mr. North failed to x plain why he lought single tickets ftr 12 instead of buying a party ticket, ai d thus cutting down expenses. But then Mr. North's explanations are not as well adapted for commercial as for ethical subjects. Wo will gladly accept Mr. North's kind offer of advice. Wo will order at once a bottle of "North's Quintessence of Wisdom," and a sample of "North's Extract of Veracity;" also a few of "North's Advice Pills." Some believe that they are tho product of the vagaries of a mind nauseated by the satiety of its self-conscious superiority. But be that as it may wo wish to try them. The most of Olivet's track team aro gentlemen, whom we respx-t. Th?y conducted themselves in a manner credit able to the good name of their college. We shall bo glad to meet them again, knowing that if we are defeated wc shall be defeated by no mean opponents, and that if we aro victorous we may well be proud of the victory. We re spect and honor Olivet, bet we do hope that before we meet again that the Noimi wind may have subsided, and that we may have recovered from its blighting effects. C. W. Sidfbotham, it. P. McKf.e, Pres. Athletic Assn. Track Manager. High School Commencement. Procram for the Week. kKUir, Jin 17: Oj.rn house. I0:."?o a m .Harralaurrate 8er nu n hy Hev. V. K. Sien r. MoNbir, Jine lh: school Iiouhi'. '-i:'.V) ji. m., Senior Class Day KxT( iSi'B. Ti'KsitAY. Jrsic 19: Ol,-ra houe. S;00 p. n., Commencement KxurciiM'S ( 'limit of lwu. Address "Striking the Upward Trail," by Ir. Nehemlab lloyntou, Ietrolt. WlUMKDAV. J I' MIC tfU: M. K. church. 7:3) p. in., addrecs before the (iruintnur Sebool (Jraduatt-s, "A hat U Worm vvhlle," by Mupt. George Loomis of Mt. l'lcaiunt. Tlll"KIAV, Jl NB '.'I : K. of P. hall. S::i0 p. in.. Alumni Reception. Wrltrht llouso, ::w, Alumni Hanuet. Friday, Ji'Se -J: school house, 10:00 a. m giving of stand-iiiKB. Notice to Horse Breeders. Wm. Latimer wishes to call the at tention of tho horsmeu of Alma and vi ciuity to the fact that he expects to be located iu Alma in August and will make the fall season with his two horses. One, Young Prince of Wales, so well known to horsemen of this com munity that he needs no introduction for as a general purpose sire he has proven himself second to none iu Cen tral Michigan. Also the standard bred, registered (No. 102) Clydesdale stallion, Dandy Jim. Beautiful bay, heavy mane and tail, IT hands high, weight 1S00 pounds iu season. Horsemen will do well to see him before breeding. Yours truly, Wm. Latimkk, St. Johns. M'NDAY KXei KSION' TO CKYMAL LAKE AND KKANKFOKT. On Sunday, June 17th, the Ann Ar bor It. H. will run another of its popular excursions to Crystal Lake and Prank fort. Trains leaves Alma at (5:0o a. m. Fare for the round trip 1.."0. Children under twelve years of age, half the above rate. Returning train leaves Frankfort G :00 p. m. ; Crystal Lake, 0 :20 p. m. i llllAI' I X I'KSION KVIKSTO MFrG(). Mll.W Al'KKi: AND I'HILADKI.l'lMA. Carnival at Mihweike, June 'l .'.'--.'ti. One fnre f.r round I rn f h-rth on gteiuii' rn extra). Tiek ets iood jroiim June -4th -'Mb and 5, valid to return up to July 1st. in lurhe. NatloiiHl I'roliiMtiuii Convention at Chi'-apo, Juri" .,T-". One fare for round trip, jrood L'oinif .lun - J'. tli and M'th, a.lil to Muni up to Juno ,1'tli. Inclusive. Hepublieati National Conu ntlon at I'hilud.-l pliia June r.ttn. One tan- tor round trip ti' ki t, i-uld for train of June llth. l.'.th. pith l'th and lMh. valid to return up 1 -''Mi. Inlu-lve. Dally s-nke to Milwaukee. t'omimneint: with Sunday, June 1. the Detroit i Milwaukee Division will run its hteamlioat Express trains d:iiiy in eonne tion 1th tho larire. tint- tlcet of Kt. auier- f the t'roly Transportation Co. ThN dully service win irive paKi-niie7 direct cervive everv day lietw -en Detroit anil Milwaukee, leav it (r ()etrolt 4:o5 p. in. reach irur (irjind Haven 1 1 :()o p. in. and Meainer leave t : 1 ."S p. ni.. arrive (rand Haven 5::io a. m.. mntiectinir direct with faM Steamboat Kxpresn and arriving at Detroit II. o in the morninir. Jtcrih to passengers rmldinir n irul ir ticket will continue to he free, 1 he popular Mutlt't cars so well appreciated by the pub'ic continue to bo run on the Steam hunt Express trains. For ticket and information apply to all apents of (irand 1 runk Hallway 8jFt' m and connecting line-. Dissolution rotlce. The partnership heretofore existing1 between Dr. Oeorco W. I'riritf ic and Dr. UcorveJ. Sweet land, comprixiii'.' th'' firm of Dr. Prlnirle A Sweet am', ha this day beendisnhcl by mutual consent. All accounts due said linn should lie I aid at once Dated Alma. Michigan, June- T. VMO. ll'VHw Du. (iK)i:(.K W. l'HINOf.K. DU (ir.OHCiC J. Sw F.KTLANH. FOR SALE, RENT. EXCHANGE, ETC. rf-Notlce under this head will he charged for t the rate of live cent per line. No charge less than 15 cents. FOH SALE: Two mod houses and lots for sale cheap and on e,y terms, liujuire of Hert Hayes. lovtWtf lOK S.LE:-;md work man L iiuire at reside) IU lw for sale. In east of hect factory, (jto. K. Hot ;htjn. Idlt SAI.K: lull dres suit and Tuxedo coat, J? in Rood condition, ti any new. Will sell at a harttaiu Inquire at Kchn .t Co.'s tailor hop. i:oy-tf JOST: lit twem Alma and three inlleg west, j one uit of clothes, a pair of pants, and t'.ve bundles ot nio.iilto in ttitik.'. Flndej please re turn to tliii otliio and receive reward. SALE nu EXl'HANCiK: Forty acres of 1 land In Newajro. Will Bell heap or ex- nance for viilxKc property In Alma, will take gtiod pair of horses in deal. tf C. F. llROW.N. IX)K SALE -I have three vtry desirable resi J? deuces for sale, one in l'stk 1'lwce, oue on Eiy t., foot of Mate St.. anil another iu the southeast part of town. If you want n bargain call and see ne. "Phone w. llo;tf. Hkkiiekt N ITayes. 1,1 A KM FoR SALE; -2S acres, all Improved, 1 mile iron) Alma. . (ood house, barn and trralnary, two wi lls, four acres of small fruit. one-hair of strawberries. lovwtf Will sell cheap. (.'. F. Hkows. 1.1 OK SALE A Cr-t class feed mill complete 1 v.'-.' inch French ltuhr stone, steam corn shelier. elevators. Hojer shafting, pulleys, belt Intr etc. Ail in jrood condition and nearly new. Will take a dt lvinji horse in exchange, lovit-tf. K. S. M ill eh, Elwell, Mich. We Have : j Them All j When we say that we me.ii that we S have nil kinds of i ME a ami tho'hest that can be secured. As fine Veal Chop as you want. 5 S Come and Fee ub, or J S 'phone your orders. J At MV Store You will find a complete line of- Fresh Candies and Cigars as to bo found in Alma. We are receiving daily fresh Lettuce, Radishes, Rhubarb, Onions aud Asparagus. Call and see us we can please you. Highest prices paid for Butter, Eggs and Poultry. O. W. ROGERS, BUTTON'S OLD STAND. Prompt Delivery. Telephone No. 79. The Bicycle Season... v'.::' IS UPON US, AND if you have not select ed your mount yet you should get in line. We have all the Standard Makes at all ) rices. w. m m .V: v.. : rib? Enameling and Repairing 1 is where we are strictly in it. Our work?. is Right and Prices Right. :i Gleamine . . the new Polish Paste for cleaning bicycles is the finest thing on the market. Try it. J. P. He KAY. UlVlVllllV.c: 1 ..ViVrifiiiVVfr Bug rirasti Is the stufi that finishes the pesky little things that eat your potato tops and garden "sass." Sold by the Pound.- It is the Best thing in the market. Try it and you will be satisfied with no other. 1 ALMA PRODUCE CO.. OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE. J M. MONT1GEL & CO. , FOUNDERS AND MACHINISTS. MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN ALL STEEL RULLERS, FARMERS FEED COOKERS ENGINES. BOILERS. MILL MACHINERY, STEEL PLOWS, WAGONS. BOB SLEIGHS. ETC., ETC. ALL STEEL LAND HOLLERS Madeln six, seven and eight foot T'-riT m wun nangers tnat are fitted with adjesting boxes that can be replaced at any timo at a Terr Hpht cost. With a very itronfr and substantial platform, a strong shaft 14 inch in diaraater and an easy spring seat adjusted to take the weight off me nones necis, ah noiiers nare tongoei strongly braced with iron.