VOI XXV, NO, IS
ALMA, MIC.HK j AN, 1 KIDAY, JUNE 19, 1903
WHOLE NO. I2C6
Tirst Stak Bank I
(Sue. to W. 8. Turck A Co Banker 9
AI.MA. Ml lilt. AN
sin plot mimI Profits
A W. Wright. PrSSlfii "t
W , Tur k.V.-f-i'reldent.
Ely BrsWhaltsr, (achier
0, o. Wanl, Assistant Cuahler.
Ws offer the paWk every r OBIbk
banking facility and respe-lfully SOUOll
your patroim'e. !ne to Imii ii n-al
estate Tars par ' tit IntcraM pail mi
tin). oe.f tlfleataa of deposit.
Baft ty DapatM Boxt-K for Rent
ALMA, MICH. w
Capital Stock, $25,000.
(rri( KH8 AND DIRECTORS
WlllUm , Kablke. Wres t Dai I l. Miarrar
j H Laocbshire,v-PresM Latter H. Hayt
F. K Hathuwty, V l'res't Uco. C. Parsons
Geo. w M re, Cashier
Approved uotes bought i rt-asonable ratet
and a general bankii k basli mi transacted
Monej to Iuhii on real entnte Kt low rnte
Safety Oepoctt Boxes to rent.
Office. Bahlko Block. Alma
riR. F. 15. flLP. !
Nfv Pollasky Hic k.
I I I I I I I t t M I M H ' M I I I 11
If ttalla T. SWIGART... I
j Real Estate and In-
4- suranoe Agent. Z
T WUaga and farm property for aaic torn
T obol h m I lots for UN. OSOt uer y
tn... Hank, Alma, J
44 4 I I I I I I I I I I I I I M I
Dr. W. Kelly,
Fillinjl and preserving the nat
ural Teeth, Crown and Bridge
Work a Specialty.
Artificial Teeth. $4, $6
$8 per set.
TEETH EXTRACTED WITH
OPPICB: Opera House Block,
New York Life...
Standard Stock, Fire
and Tornado 1
W. W. KINCH,
- Agent. - 1
Office Over Alma State Savings T
Pension Attortiey Telephone 4
....I . . .... I'Tlhlll s.. 1 u
John D. Spinney,
Pollasky Blk, 'Phone No. S5. j?
OOO0-C O rKDCH0O0COCHDOOO 00-0 a
i ...25 OFF... !
on an upticai uooas
for the next 30 days.
All of the latest methods nsed in
testing the eyes, including a new
i test just invented for detecting f
t G. B. PORTER,
DAPAI DAI II ' n r", Cntnrrh of Wnmt
UOOTII'tt I II II ll I ,.
bm i 'u Troubta
It haa come to our notice tKat certain
solicitors for a new "telephone and mes
seuger company " have been represent
ing to the citizens of Alma that the in
teres ts of A. W. Wright are subscribers
thereto and using this as a leverage to
aeoure other subscribers. Said repre
sentations are not trne. We are
pleaed with the present service ren
OOfod by the Union Telephone (Jo. and
believ it woold be a disadvantage and
ni i w v snary expense to install another
system in this village.
Datea Alma, Jnne 18, 1903.
IS66-W L. A. Sharp.
A Fitting Ending to a Busy and Prosperous
A Resume of the Exercises of Lhe Week in Detail as
Gathered by a Special Correspondent.
The Alma College sixteenth annual commencement, just dosed,
was the best in the history of that institution. More returned alumni
and friends attended the exercises than in former years, and the exer
cises were, without exception, of a high order. The graduating class
numbers forty-five, the largest ever sent out from Alrna. Of these
eighteen received college degrees, eleven finish the kindergarten train
ing course, ten the academy, five the commercial department and one,
Miss Maybelle Howard, the prescribed course in music.
The sixteenth annual commencement
of Alma college began at 7 .80 o'clock
last Sunday evening in the auditorium
of the Presbyterian church The chnrch
was appropriately decorated for the oc
casion, and vhen the time came for fht
dignified seniors attired in their solemn
gowns and "mortar boaniH, to file In to
the seats reserved for them, every other
corner of the church was filled with ex
pectant listeners, who have learned that
Dr. Bruskc's bacoalaureate sermous are
too good to miss, and we do not belitve
that anyone went away disappointed
Sunday evening. The pastors of all the
Alma churches sat on the platform and
the opening reading and prayer were
conducted by Hevs. Ramsey and Stew
art of th. Kpiscopal uud U. B. churches,
Special music was provided by a large
choir under the direction of Mrs. St.
John. Mr. f . L. MoBride'e fcolo was es
Pres Brusko began by oomplinientiug
the audience upon their spirit of loyalty
to the institution of wh,ch he is the
head, lie tpoke of the .Mc Kin ley oak,
which was planted on Arbor Day, 1808,
by the Alma G. A. R., and thanked the
audience for their presence on this occa
sion. His text was Dtttt. 34; 4:
"And the Lord stiid unto him, ' i Is the
l lund whu h 1 -ware unto AtTtihatn. unto Inane
and unto Jacob, sating-, I will pjv It unto thy
Seed I have eaused thee to see It with thine
, eyes, hut thou sbait not go over thither.'
It was only a few days ago that the
doctor returned from a mouth's trip to
California, where he attended the (Jen
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian
church, and it was to be expected that
the sermon would be full of the trip and
the Ass- mbly. The speaker said that
he traveled in three capacities as a
tourist, a naturalist, and a moralist.
As a tourist he marvelled at the grand
eur of the Rockies; as a naturalist,
though he didn't see the lion and lamb
lying down together, he did see the
prairie dog, lot DWl, the unake, and the
rabbit all occupying the same home in
perfect harmouy; as a moralist with six
hundred other moralists, he sat at Los
Angeles and discussed the great and per
plexing (jueHtious -f the day th- Mor
I mon question, the drink question, and
the negro question.
"1 had a vision, " said Dr. Brooke, "of
i Continued on Pag- -
Kill HAVE HI II
Of TYPHOID IMS
The Gratiot County Telephone Alma's Epidemic of Typhoid has
ssenSer urgan.zea bccn Traccd to the Usc of
in Aima Wednesday. Mj,k from , Loca, pafm
FREE SERVICE BETWEEN
ALMA. ITHAGA. ST. LOUIS.
WHITE RAT AND GUINEA PIG
DIED WHEN INOCULATED.
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets All
lraaaists refund the money If It fall to -wre
E. W Grove's sifnstare Is on each box. 26c. P
Company Capitalized at $15 000 and
will be Incorporated.
1 n Wednesday of this week an organ
isation known as the Gratiot County
Telephone & Messenger Co., was per
fected in Alma, the capital stock being
f 15,(KH). Articles of incorporation have
not been filled with the secretary of
state as yet, but will be as soon as the
CO t-H-ary details' have been arranged.
The company is organized as a local
affair, bnt will work in conjunction
with the Michigan Telephone Co., so far
as outide business is concerned. The
Michigan company will also construct
the plant, using the same poles as used
by that company at present, and the ex
changes will be located in the same
plac H where the Bell now is
The officers of the company claim
that nearly 200 subscribers have already
been secured in the three towns. The
construction will commence at once, and
it is stated that the lines will be teady
for business inside of 30 days from the
beginning of operation. One of the
special features of the new company
will bo free services between Alma,
Ithaca and St. Bonis.
The board ot directors are as follows I
T. W. Whitney, H. Randolph, of St.
Louis, W. A. Leet, Ray Maloney, of
Itbsca; . K. M ulh 'Hand, Bert Hayes
and Geo. Hharfar, of Alma. After the
election of the board of directors, the
following tfficers were chosen: T. W.
Whitney, president; W. A. Leet, vice
president ; A. E. M nlhollaud, secretary ;
Geo. 8harrar, treasurer.
The head offices of the company will
e located in Alma.
Analysis and Experiments Made from
Milk as bought from Wagon-
For s' me time there bus been an epi
demic of typhoid fever iu Alma and the
, local health officers were unable to lo-
I cate the canse until a short time ago,
when it was noticed that nearly all of
j the cases were b cated aloug the milk
I . , .
rente aim among tne patrons or one
pellicular dairy. Immediately step
I were taken to secure some of the milk
and an investigation made regarding
j the condition of the cows at the dairy
; and their environment. It was found
' that the barnyard was not in a very
The milk was procured by a responsi
ble person and nnder the direction of
the local health board a sample was
sent to a bacteriologist for analysis,
which was done on Monday of last
On Wednesday a letter was received
j from the bacteriologist station stating
that the milk had been received aud a
white rat had been inoculated with it.
( )n Thursday another letter was received
stating that the rat had died before
seven o'clock the same day the milk
was injected into it. In this letter a
statement was also made that a guinea
pig had been iikx nlated with the milk
and results were being awaited.
The following day a letter was re
ceived announcing that the guinea pig
died within 24 hours after the injection
was made and the previous findings had
been verified, the milk being oondemned
as unfit for use. In the analysis was
found, so the letter from the baoteriol-
...We Arc Specialists...
MEN'S AND BOrS' APPAREL
...It is our duty to sell everything that they wear, from IIat t Hosiery...
See our line of Boys1 and ChiM (PI Cf
ren'i Wash Suits 75g to pluU
We sre alno showing t lie- finest Sflp
neckwear Id town for (JUu
ti. C. Cohn & Co. Superba Cravats.
A new and complete line f English Squares and Midget Fourin-Hands just in
... c I t . .
MESSINGER S. Agent for...
F. Em POLLASKY Mich.
Leading Dry Goods, Carpet and Shoe House.
..ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE..
of all Summer Goods begin
ning Saturday, June 20th.
Owing to the past unseasonable weather for Warm Weather Goods we have decided to
clean op onr stock by offering all our ::::::
Wash Goods. Laces Embroideries Muslin
Underwear. Gauze Underwear. Hosiery
Gloves, etc : : : : ;
... AT. . .
: GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. :
Are You Interested in buying Seasonable Goods at much Lower Prices than their value?
K yon are and want some Rare Bargains
Special Clearance Sale of Stylish
Skirts, Silk Jackets, etc.
F. E. Pollasky's, Alma
F . E. POLLASKY ima, Mioh.
Leading Dry Goods, Cewrpot and Shoe House.
....Founder and Machinist....
Manufacturer of and
Dealer in : :
BUGGIES. BOB SLEIGHS, STEEL PLOWS,
COOKERS. ENGINES. BOILERS. STEEL ROLLERS,
CREAM SEPARATORS, DEERIKC HARVESTING CO.
ALMA, - - MICHIGAN.
O OCHXHiO O06 OO O O O OO OOOOCH3 OOO CH3 OO 0 o o
FARM MACHINERY. 1
ogtat states, what is termed th colon
There is no doubt In the minds of the
local health hoard that the foaiidatmn
for nearly all of tht typhoid fever iu
Alma during the pant six month han at
lat ben located.
It is no more'lhan justice to the owner
of the dairy to state that since the visit
of the Tillage officers to the farm, every
thing has been cleaned ap and put in a
sanitary condition as far as possible, and
furthermore the cows are now all in the
pasture where the conditions are much
BACK TO HIS FIRST LOVE.
C. F. Btown has purohased the Wm,
Brewer farm of f20 acres jut west of
town. It is one of the best fun.- in this
MUM of tne state and Mr. Brown can
be congratulated upon securing it. It
is now Farmer Brown as well as Post
WILL PA V Till PENALTY
Tiif Alas. iixi- Pleaded Guilty
m c Niih ! Iiik Time.
Th. Alma Record for '03 is . Winner.
When the "Key." I. F. Wright and
Mrs. Kinma Howes, the Alma elopers,
were arraiiK''d fat trial. they both plead
(l guilty. Wright being sentenoed to
Ionia for two and one half-years and
the woman to the Detroit house of cor
restion for a year and three months.
Uertainly the way of the transgaeasor is
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