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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1909 THI? ALMA RbCORD PROFESSIONAL Dr. Mapard Pringle DENTIST (Successor to Dr. V. Kelly) Porcelain, Crowns, Bridge Work, Fillings. Plate work a specialty. All wcrk guaranteed. Union Phone 144 Bell phone 240 oco-aoooooaoaoaoaoo 03 0000 I J. E. SUYDAM, M. D. a 2 g Physician and Surgeon. Of- o fice ou Woodworth Ave , near j J5 corner of Superior bt. SoQOOoooooaoooooaoaaoooooo oooooocooooo 000000001 000c d 8 JAS. G. KRESS, O Attorney and Solicitor. Of- 0 lice 4 aud 5 opera house block, J5 D Alma, phone i7. Practice in O g Circuit, State and U. S. Courts g wOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO . oooaooooooooooooo oOR F. A. GILL, I a r Dentist. All branches of mod- o em dentistry. Work guaran. g teed. Union phone Rooms 5 6, Polasky block c aooooooooooooooaoooooooooo CK0KK000000000000000000 C .INSURANCE. John D. Spinney, Pollasky Blk, Phone No. 85 r nooooooooooooooooooooooocw P. W, Greaser -: Real Estate and Insurance. Money to Loan. Office PollaaKy BP Do You Drive? 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CARL REAL ESTATE Ope. a House Blk., Alma HUMPHREYS' WITCH HAZEL OIL :::::: FOR IILF,S, OSE APPLIC AT 10 CRKSGS RELIEF. SAMPLE MAILED FSEE. At Dm prion, IT. eont, .r mnlleiL Humphrey' Mtllciue Co., Cur. William and JCRS Strweu, Kew York. NERVOUS DEBILITY. Vital .Weakness and Prostra tion from overwork and other causes. Humphreys' Homeo pathlc Specific No. 28, in ust over 40 years, the only success ful remedy. $1 per vial, or spec ial package for serious cases, $5 FOlil by Druggists, or sent prepaid on receipt cf 2C Hunajhrevs' Med. Co., William & lhn Stc,N.Y, TOWER'S FISH BRAND WATERPROOF OILED CLOTHING will give ycu full value for every dollar spent and keep you dry in the wettest weather. SUITS 32 SLICKERS $322 POMMEL SLICKERS SCID EVERVWHtPt CATALOG r?E AJ.TOWER CO. BOSTON. USA. TOWER CANADIAN CO. limited Toronto. Can. Real Estate Transfers. ' A W Wright to Anna C. Wright wf pt sw of sw sec :J4 Alina. . .$ 1000 L Zinnnerman and wf to V San derson pt sw of 110 sec 'J4 St Louis C0) W A Hodge and wife to N Al ward and wf pt se of ne sec :0 St. Louis IHM) Cinderella VanWegan to B. V. Reynolds, pt It C) blk 4, Elyton Alma ." 500 A J Hall et al to W It StruMe It 56 II & S add Alma 125 Nancy Vernoti to II Vernon w,' of ne sec 25 Emerson 3000 J Kbright and wf to J L Miller n of ne of sec 3 Sumner 1000 I Aurnaugher and wf to L Zimmer man and wf Its 9 and 10 hlk 2 K well's add St. Louis 700 M Mull and wt to J Mall and wf fl2 of ne of ne sec 20 Sumner. . WK) G S Aldrich aud wf et al to Helen L Kneelaud Its 1 and 2 blk 6 E W Smith's add St. Louis 150 Helen L Kneeland to J Jackson audwfe Its 1 and 2 blk 6 Smith's add St. Louis 100 O Devereaux et al to O Nelson pt Its'.) and 10 Park Place west Alma H',00 V 111 V Crouse and wf to I Aumau Kher and wf It 2 blk Newton's add St. Louis 40 u Miarp and wf to I D Suyd am and wf pt It 1 blk 42 St Louis. 1000 A H Darragh et al to Bank of Riverdale It 2 blk 2 Riverdale. . 8000 Mary Trott to Wm J Trott It 0 blk H Alma 1.00 Lived 152 Years. Wm. Parr Holland's oldest man married the third time at 120, worked in the fields till 182 and lived 2o years longer. People should be youthful at 80. James Wright, of Spurlock, Ky., shows how to remain younjj. "I feel just like a ir.yer-old boy," he writes, "after taking six bottles of Electric Bitters. For thirty years Kidney trouble made life a burden, but the first bottle of this wonderful medicine convinced me I had found the greatest cure on earth." They're a godsend to weak, sickly rundown old people. Try them. 50c at C. F. Brown'i. SUMNER The Sumner high school cunningly planned u surprise 011 their principal, II. M. Rosa. A practice was planned for 10th grude commencement exercise--oh Friday evening at Mrs. Hoxio's at which Mr. Ros.i was giving a drill in singing, .bout S::0 a messenger ap peared at Mrs. Iloxie's and requested Mr. Ro-a to go at once to the K. O. T. M. hall as his presence would bo very acceptable. Practice was suspended for a few minutes, supposed on his part, but when ho arrived at the hall he was greatly surprised to find 1(X friends and scholars waiting his presence. Tables were set aud prepared by high school girls and ice cream ami cake were served When all were seated at the tables Mr. Chas. Button, with a few appropri ate remarks in behalf of the school, pre sented Mr. Rosa with a ring. A nicely arranged program was also rendered. Sumner and Seaman orchescras furnish ed the music. The tenth grade boys served ice cream and cake at K.O. T. M. hall Saturday evening to help them out on expenses for Thursday night. 'lhe eighth grade scholars all passed, which makes them all vear a pleasing smile. Might of them from Sumner school which speaks well for their teacher. Nellie Sperry and Mr. Brail spent Sunday at Carson City, visiting his parents. 1 Nina and Ruth Graham went to Carson Citv, Monday. Mr J Ernfrst'sj. brother and sister are visiting him for a few days. The P. M. church will be dedicated Sunday, June 13th. Uev. Aldrich formerly of this place, (felivered a sermon at the Church of Christ last Sunday evening and will be nere again next week.f rjj-jf , Dr. Graham has bought the corner lot ot Main and Mill streets, of Mr. Forquer and son, F,ert, of Lake City. The Ladies' Aid society will meet at I. P. Tucker's hall "Wednesday, June 2. Mrs. Tucker's wrist, which she sprained by falling, is getting along nicely. Mr. Avers was in Ithaca, Sunday. The Grangers will hold memorial services next Saturday evening. Their debate of lust Saturday evening was decidedly interesting, coming out even. The question was, "Which is preferable, farm or city life?" WEST PINt RIVER. A. Hoover of Shenherd, spent last week at F M. Keys'. Mrs. P. Dorland visited her mother inlthaca recently. '" " Kov ltobins of Clare, visited in this vicinity hist week. Miss Mildred" Kress of Alma, spent Sundav at C. F. Johnson's. Geo. Hahlke and wife speni. Sunday at Dan Wood's Mrs. Sullivan is on the gain. A. Johnson of Alma,"" was a caller here last Mondavi - - Miss Mav"Lentz"of Detroit, visited herjmrents the past three weeks. Mrs. Homer Leonard "is reported better. l Wood and wife attended the funeral of the late Eugene"" Wood of Wheeler last Saturday. Frank Wilnon and wife of Belding. visited his uncle. John Wilson, last week. ; ; : ST. LOUIS HAPPENINGS 1 Miss Lenna U. Camfield of Shepherd, and Miss lone White of Edmore, will give a recital at the Colonial opera house on Friday evening. May 28th. The Monday club has elected the following olllcers: President, Mrs. Geo. CURED TO STAY CURED. How Alma Citizens Can Find Complete Freedom From Kidney Troubles. If you suffer from backache From urinary disorders Froni any disease of the kidneys, Be cured to stay cured. Doan's Kidney Pills make lasting cures. Grateful people testify. Here's one case of it: Mrs. Ann Owen, 215 Fancher ave., Mt. I'leasant, Mich., says:1 "My first experience wiih JDoau'B Kidney Pills was about five years ago, at which time I gave a statement telling of the cure they effected in my case. Previous to taking the remedy, I was greatly annoy ed by cutting pains in the small of my back, rheumatic twinges and dizzy headaches. I procured Doan's Kidney Pills and received such great benefit from the first box that I continued nse ing them until cured. I have never hesitated to endorse Doan's Kidney Pills." ' For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents Koster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York. Sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no other. Ferris; vice-president, Mrs. D. Andrews; secretary, Mrs. C. P. Charles; treasurer, Mrs. W. G. West; delegate to the feder ation, Mrs. G. M. Ferris; alternate, Mrs. Nichols. A musical for the benefit of Emmanuel Guild was givei Friday evening at the home of H. J. Tuger. Those taking part in the program were, Miss Minnie Wilson of Detroit, a vocal solo; Mrs. Carrie Davidson of Charlevoix, a vocal solo; Mrs. Adeline Doughlas, of Detroit, dramatic reading. Fred Thorold and John Tuger, a vol in duet; Robert Wheeler and George Imck a mandolin duet; Mrs. Bell Barstow and Mrs. U. C. Hubbard, vocal selection. Sears McLain is the new chemist at the St. Louis sugar factory. Mrs. Buth Rose of this city and Lorenzo Daily of Emerson, were united in marriage by Justice Newell Smith. St. Louis has a base ball team known as the "Bottled Bumble Bees." They ought to play a stinging game. The twentieth anniversary ot the Kpwortu League was observed at the M. E. church, Sunday. Rev. C. H. Wilcox delivered the anniversary sermon in the evening. Ernest Molton, a painter and decor ator, has moved to this city from Saginaw. W. II. Coswell has been appointed deputy sheriff by Sheriff Convis. C. F. Vandenburg of this city, caught some very choice speckled trout on the south branch of the Pine river last week. One measured 19 inches and weighed two iounds and thirteen ounces. Good Land For Settlement. Seekers after homesteads have ceas ed, to a targe extent coming to Michi gan, to take up state lands as a result of the widespread advertising these lands have received during the legis lative session, as lands of no value except for reforestation purposes. This is the statement of Land Commis sioner Russell, who says every citizen should join in an effort to overcome this detrimental statement and keep at the matter until Michigan is again securing its share of settlers. "There has been so much said about the millions of acres of worth less lands that inquiries from other states for homestead lands have leen greatly decreased," said Mr. Russell recently. "It is time that we started a new campaign. Michigan has just as good homestead land as Wisconsin or other states and we should get our hare of the settlers. The imnression has kopo forth that none of the state lands are worth locating on and it has had a serious eifect. Such is not the case. There are thousands of acres ready tor the homeraakers which will yield rich re turns and every patriotic citizen should aid in overcoming this adverse criticism. " In this statement regarding the value of Michigan lands Mr. Russell is joined by Recresentative Maxev who led the fight for reforestation and the latter urges the necessity of an active campaign to place before the neorjle of the world the natural value, undeveloped, there is in Michigan lands. 'Michigan is far behind Wis consin in booming its lands." savs Maxey. "Over there cut over lands are worth from $5 to 10 an acre while in this state they are bid for at about $2." Pine River Fanners1 Club. The Pine Rivet Farmer's club will meet with Mr. aud Mrs. John Ik-ery, on Wednesday, June 2nd. Following is the program: Music Orchestra Prayer Song club Dinner Music Orchestra Flower fund ' Song Club Talk .Geo. Abbott Violin Solo Hazel Thomas Faper Mrs. Curtis Song John Berry Reading Mrs. liolniep Reading Mr. Curtis Duet Daisy Rearick, Velma Mickles Reading John Uerry Recitation Cora Allen Faper John lienry Dialogue Mrs. I'.eery Allie Molston Question box Music Orchestra Marriage License. Ralph M. Miam, 21, North Shade; Josephine A. Richey, 21, Middleton. Lorenzo Dailey. Tl, Emerson; Ruth Rose. Co, St. Louis. Wm. A. Huffman, ;'., Alma; Mary I). Hawkins. MS, St. Louis. Earl J Tavlor, 24. Alma; Mary Smith, '4, Middleton. Elmer E. Lewis. 2'.. Ashley; Mablc C Ada-Tis, :;i, I) waiAc. Will. A. H'-wvmi, irhnea; May Nest ;. s im-. SAFE AND SURE. Among tho medicines that are recommended tad rndond by ihyicians and nurooa ia Kcmp'a Hainan), the bent couph cure. For many yearn it haa Wn regarded by doctor aa the medicine mot likely to cure cough, and It haa a ttrong hold on the eMwn of all well-informed people. When Kemp't Hainan) cannot cure a conch we nhall le at a long to know what will. At druiita'and dealern', itfc OXEN TRAINED LIKE As Much of Science In Driving Them ns Horses and Requires Much Patience and Self-Control in Education. Driving oxen i3 as much of a science as driving horses, and in their educa tion much patience and eelf-control are required to make a success and have what we in Vermont call a "good team." Their education for work should begin as soon at least aa they are six months old; they should be yoked and handled till they have per fect confidence in their driver. They will learn the words of command as quickly as a team of colts will the bit and words, says a writer in the Breed ers' Gazette. Always use ttte same terms of command, and attract their attention with a light whip or switch, but never use a whip, as the boys say, to "lick them" with. They do not need it. They are as ready and willing to obey as a well-handled team of horses, and learn the words of command the same as a dog or any animal. Some have an idea that an ox team is made to be whipped and yelled at as loud as possible, but a yoke of cat tle can be trained to do their work without noise or bluster. It is all in the driver and their early training. Again in their education careful at tention should be paid to their walk. Aa this is the only gait they have it is very important that they should be taught to walk very fast. By inclina tion they will not do this unless edu cated to it. A c"arelos driver will soon get an ox team in the way of loafing along, or in plowing to go so slow as to offset all other advantages claimed for them, so that a team educated to 1 f y I mi ' I Cm1 Oxen Broken to Ride a fa?t walk Is much more valuable than a slow team. Of course it is un derstood that some of the large, heavy breeds of cattle can never be made to walk as fast as the lighter ones, but even they can be made faster than their natural inclination. Often young cattle when first put to ' work are overloaded and overworked. This hurts their courage and will sure ly lessen their value as a farm team. Never make them try a load when they cannot start it by two or three trials, but rather lessen the load. By so doing they will get In the way of doing their best, and will have the courage to try. A well-matched, well- GARDENER'S BEST FRIEND IS TOAD Larzo Portion of Its Customary Itutlon Consists of Injurious Insects. The toad is a very valuable friend, especially to the gardener. Toads live for several years and by preference re main on the name feeding grounds from year to year. About Its per cent, of the toad's food consists of animal matter. Among the forms regularly eaten are angle worms, snails, sow- ; btiRs, thousand-lagged worms, spiders, ' nnts, grasshoppers', crickets, cutworms, ; beetles and various caterpillars. From ' f!0 to SO per cent, of injurious insects and a snlall per cent, of beneficial in- 1 sects go fn with its customary ration. The stomach is filled and emptied j The Gardener's Friend. ' about four times in each 24 hours, j Upon the basis of stomach examlna- j tlons, it lias been estimated that dur ing the &0-day period extending over i May, June and July, a grown toad will consume 2, ICO cutworms, 1,800 myrla pods or thousand-legged worms. 2,1 CO fowbugs, 3,240 ants, 3M weevils, and 360 ground beetles, the last being beneficial Insects. The sum total, therefore, for the 90 days, is 3f,0 bene ficial insects and 9,720 Injurious ones destroyed. Mr. A. M. Kirkland, who made the foregoing computations, ob serves that children are often paid one cent for each cutworm they kill, and that on this basis, after allowing ten per cent, deduction from the total number consumed, to offset the prob able number that would have been killed by the devoured ground beetles, we still have 1,944 cutworms to the 1 a r v - - i '5 4 TO DRIVE OTHER ANIMALS broken pair of oxen will do their work quickly and with all the intelligence of a good pair of well broken work horses, and be pleasure to their driver and owner. I do not think it possible for anyone to lay down rules for breaking an ox team. Some are born drivers and love their team, just as much as a good horseman does, and when such a driver is given an intelligent pair of young oxen it will be a pleasure to see them work, and the amount of work they can do is governed only by the length of the day. Such a team will be alert, the same as the driver; it will obey his commands quickly and swing along with a show of strength and with a willingness that cannot be excelled by any working team. Again, an ox team is entitled to good care and some grooming. To do their best work they want grain and regular teedlng as well as horses; they will also appreciate grooming the same. Many a yoke draws a plow all day without a grain feed or even water at noon, and at night is unyoked and turned out in the yard with only a poor feed of hay or grass. This is not fair to the oxen. They cannot under such conditions do their best, and then it Is said that cattle are no good for farm work, are too slow and can not begin to do the work of horses. Here In Vermont on our hill farms we can hardly do all kinds of farm work without oxen. When getting up wood and logs in the winter they can be II,: 1 .r-l 4 vrvjt-, ha: : , - I or Drive Like a Horse. taken into rough woodlots and rough roads covered with deep snow, where it would be Impossible and unsafe to use horses, and many of our hillside tillage lands can be plowed to better advantage with oxen. They carry a plow steady and sure and can get over rough ground with as much speed and with more safety to the plow and driver. And if a team Is well kept they are not much of a loss if by accident they have to be killed, and again a well kept yoke will com mand almost their cost value as beef at any time when they become Inca pacitated for work by age or other wise. toad's credit, or In money value it is worth $UU4 in three months' time. English and French gardeners appre ciate the value of toads and as high as $L per hundred is said to be often paid for them. Owing to the dislike of the creatures for new and unfamil iar surroundings, it is advisable in many cases to provide a breeding pool for them in order that the young may establish themselves where they are wanted. A shallow pool of cement, having a small but constant water sup ply, is sufficient, and the old toads should be carried to it at mating time, which in this latitude comes in April and May. Stagnant water is better than running water from the stand point of the toad raiser. For garden shelters, make shallow holes in the ground and cover with fiat stones or boards. The toads will retire into these in the daytime and come forth at dusk for their nightly forays. Toads are specially valuable to greenhouse men, keeping down slugs, snails, sowbugs, thousand legged worms, plant lice, cutworms, etc. Oats Need Solid Subsurface. It is a mistake to sow oats on newly-plowed eround, especially where a deficiency of moisture may be expected. Oats like a solid subsurface. Ground to be put in oats may be plowed in the fall, If weedy, but ordinarily clean ground which has been in corn, needs only a thorough dfcklng and harrowing In the spring. If the ground must be plowed in the spring, it should be thoroughly packed soon after plowing, and the sooner the better. It Is better to drill In the oats than to sow them broad cast. If a large crop is expected, do not be too saving with the seed; heavy seeding is Indispensable for a heavy yield, but no amount of seed will pro duce a good crop on a poor seed-bed. How to Fatten Poultry. An excel lent mixture for fattening poultry Is made as follows: One hundred pounds finely ground barley, 100 pounds finely ground corn, 100 pounds finely ground oats (with hulls sifted out), to which mixture is added 30 pounds of beef scraps. Huttermilk or nklmmllk is used for miking, the former being pre ferred. The birds are fed twice a day at Intervals of 12 hours and are kept on this diet for three weeks. Crate or machine fattening should be adopted. Another ration Is made as follows: On hundred pounds ground oats, 100 pounds ground corn, 60 pounds flour, four pounds tallow. sear i - "y. v "-vr 'r , The Barbarous Babe By E. Ayrton. (Copy right, fcy J. U. Upplnoott Co.) She was just a little four-year-old girl, whom I had been told off to "amuse," as they called it, and as I thought myself until I sank into my proper place of comparative insig nlflcance. When we were left alon we sat looking at each other forsom time in silence, I seeing a sweet, de mure little face with a frame of flaxen curls; but what her wondering eyes took in I cannot tell, only they mad me feel very large and world-worn. "Would you like to see my baby?" she said, and, slipping down from her chair, disappeared beneath the table, a mysterious underworld when one la only four. I waited, wondering if I should see fome cherished doll, or perhaps a .ashion baby, but when she came out her hands were quite empty, although held out carefully. "Isn't he a dear little mite?" sh asked suddenly, looking down with a tender mother-love shining In her eyes, and Bhe began to rock the out stretched arms, as though they indeed held a little baby. "I'll put him on the gwound," she said at last; "he likes to toddle;" and the fictitious baby was gently set down. Then she began to tell me his history. "Do you know," she said, "that there was a fire In this baby's house? He brought away his kitty, but his mover an' faver an' bwover an nurse were all burnt." "Not killed!" I ejaculate, startled at the completeness of the catastro phe. "Burnt to ashes," she assures me with a delicate glee. And as 1 sit wondering over the bar barity of childhood, I hear the soft little voice say wistfully: "My faver's coming home on Fursday week." "What will you say when you se him?" I ask unthinkingly. She turns rather red. "I 6hall not say anything. I'll be too happy for that," she whispers. But before I have realized this glimpse of a love almost womanly in its expression, she looks round to where the imaginary baby Is playing with the equally imaginary kitten. Her whole face lights up with a look ..onderful to see. "Those two dear little tots are playing together so sweetly," she murmurs; "why, the kitty has got Into the wasto-paper basket. Please may I tie your dog, or he might fwighten the pets?" So my big collie is dragged off to a distant corner and there tied up with a "pretense" cord, but, being a dog of a gentlemanly disposition, he seems to find it as binding as the heaviest of steel chains; or has he too entered his dream-world, whose shad owy boundaries I find so hard to cross? And then I hear a gentle crooning and the sound of soft kisses, but I see It is that lucky dream-baby, upon whom this tenderness is being lav ished. "Do you know," the real child says in wondering tones, "do you know this poor baby of mine had a sister called Jemima, who was very cwuel to him. She used always to take away his bottle. I cannot think how sht could do such a thing, can you? But we cut off Jemima's hands and feet " "Oh, no, we did not," I contradict startled out of politeness. "Sense me, we did," the tender voice urges; "scuse me, we cut them off an stewed them. Then we killed her with scissors." Hut as I remonstrate upon the enormity of the punishment com pared with the crime, the small exe cutioner relents, and finally adopts my suggestion of sending the Ill fated Jemima to a boarding school a very strict one. "But it was a school in South Afwica," she stipu lates, and I know she is finding con solation in the thought of there being stray lions and tigers ready to make a meal of naughty little girls who re move babies' bottles. And again I feel that children are very cruel, and that as we grow older, what we lose in imagination we surely gain in tenderness.but my thoughts are interrupted by a book being thrust into my hands, and a baby ' voice asking for a "story, please." I select one at random, it is the "Babes in the Wood;" "but before I have finished ti e first page I hear a little sound, and, looking up, I sea two blue eyes drowned in tears. "Shall I step?" I asked compuno tlously, but the baby shakes her head. Hut before we reach the end, two soft arms are flung round my neck and a damp face is pressed to my cheek. "Poor, poor little wobin wed bweasts!" she sobs unexpectedly. "What a lot of leaves they had to carry!" Record In Cross-Examlnatlon. Something like a record In lengthy cross-examination was accomplished in Liverpool, England, by Mr. Greer, who, with Mr. Leslie Scott aR his op ponent, appeared at St. George's hall in a referred case in which the Lan cashire Watch Company is a party. The cross-examination of the manager of the company started on Tuesday morning, and was still going strong on Saturday .and as the court sat dally for nearly eight hours, the or deal lasted for over 40 hours. His Employment. "Whfit Is your husband doingr a witness yas asked at a Lambeth (Loiv don) Inquest. "He Is working for th unemployed," was the reply.