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ANM'AI, SCHOOL IlANQl'KT.
Has UUtn l the Purler School Last Week Wednesday Evening:. The annual school banquet of the Torter School was given at the achool last week Wednesday night and was one of the most Interesting and suc cessful affair that Alpha has seen In its history. The banquet is given by the pupils of the high school and on the last occasion sixty persons nat down to a three course dinner served by Miss IJutlcr and the pupils of the Domestic Science class. The guests were the teachers, their friends and wives, the school board with their wives, the examining phy sician and wife, truant officer and wife and the county commissioner of schools and wife. The room was tastily trimmed with hearts, the banquet being nerved up on Valentine day, the heart trimmings being intersperced with other trim mings appropriate to the occasion and the day, all lending a cheerful tone to the affair. The supper was served at six o'clock -and following the satisfying of the inner man came a program of toasts. Trof. Hishop, superintendent of -schools of Mastodon township, was the toastmaster and his work lent much to the success of the occasion. 'The program of toasts with their re sponses was as follows: "A Visit to Porter School" Hugh Caston. "Our School Mates", .. .Gladys Osier. Solo... Mrs. Hishop.' "Our Play Festival". .Kvclyn Crcmoro "Porter School a Social ('enter" John Hubbard. M,Our Declamatory Contest" Kdlth Holman. '"The Teachers" Lillian Holman "A Standard School". .. .John Mason "The Alphonlan" S. H. Hraccglrdle "Our Janitors".. Mr. ('.amble The evening's affair was well spiced Nvlth music, the school yell and other of the pupils' innovations that brought ( much spirit to the occasion and high ly Interested the Invited guests. Very much of the credit for the suc cess of the affair belongs to Miss Dul ler and . her domestic science class and to Mr. Gamble who had charge of the program. o Trot, and Mrs. Dlshop of Hates township schools was In Alpha Sat urday, visiting with Supt. Geo. Dlshop. 9 THIRTIETH UUAl i The Manufacturers Life Company HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO. ONT. CHIEF OFFICE for MICHIGAN OHIO and WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA: Dime Bank Building, Dclroit, Mich. Dor lftlG hurance and lt'liilate! S,J:!OJ).h0 I:W:!9,2I3.m) Insurance In force 17,.'NM'".(M S9,1 ln!.0t Income 1HV1IM! 4.G:,9,r,llw2 Hescne for the Protection of Poller Mulder.... 7,21 l.l.M.IH) 1 C.,!,3.V.!.00 A mI S 1 72;i7 1..V- 2.',G9 1, IH.V.94 Surplin 7I,2MI 2,.V7,ri 19 1 6 the Greatest Year in the History of the Company J INTEREST J? The Average Rate of Interest was 6.53 Per Ct. I MORTALITY- The Mortality experienced in 1916 was 30 per ct. lets than Amt. provided for 1 U. S. DEPOSIT- I The United States Deposit for the protection of the American Policy Holder I is now $479,000 1 FOR INFORMATION AS TO RATES AND AGENCY WORK APPLY.TO MILAN G. VICIOUS DOCS TO GO. Village of rorpr I Alpha haa been bothered for a long time past with vicious dogs. There are a lot of dogs In the 'village that are of no use to themselves or their owners and one wonders what on earth they are kept running about for. This dog matter came to a head within the past week when one of them attacked one of the pupils of the Porter school and bit her so that the blood came. Shortly afterwards another dog at tacked one of the lady teachers and toro her clothing but didn't succeed in biting her. Tho matter was immediately called to the attention of Marshal Heaton and by him brought before the coun cil. The council decreed that the parties owning dogs In this village must at onco take measures to care for them, otherwise the village mar shal has instructions to kill them. Most Alpha people believe that should the marshal start In and rid Alpha of about half of the useless curs ho would be doing the communi ty a real benefit. o NOT DECIDKD ON CLE It K. . Tho question of who will be a can didate for township clerk from Alpha has not been decided yet. Mr. O. D. Johnson is the one to whom the office is awarded by common consent if he will decide to bo a candidate but ho Is III undecided because he hasn't heard from the post office appoint ment yet. If Mr. Johnson Is not a candidate there Is talk of Tom La wry and Wm. Tren coming out for the office. It Is probable that the matter will be de cided before we go to press next. week. o yillaci: OKFICFKS CIIOSLX. The electors of the Village of Alpha now know whom their candidates will be at the corning election. A caucus was held on Monday night at which a set of candidates were chosen as follows: President Dr. J. P. Edwards. Clerk Victor Johnson. Treasurer John Hubbard. Assessor Hugh Gaston. Trustees Otto Carlson, Paul An derson and Dave Schoffman. o Arthur Graves, foreman of the Flood barber shop, was a visitor at Alpha last Thursday evening. ...of HOYMAN, Special Agent Alpha, Michigan ALPHA IS I'MTED. """"""f . rr. The rival candidates for office in Alpha adopted a novel way of clearing the atmosphere from discord. There were two Vandidates for supervisor and three for treasurer. The candi dates for supervisor were E. C. Brad ley and W. J. Perkins and for treas urer Win. Ammlts, Paul Anderson and Peter Gerrlgan. The-two candidates for supervisor and two of the candidates for treas urer, Messrs Anderson and Ammlts, decided to getJLhe voters of Alpha to gether anjl have a sthiw vote taken. Accordingly they chipped In and ar ranged for a big tlmo at the pavllllon last Thursday evening, Washington's birthday. The band was brought out, a supper arranged for and some boxing match es staged. About 200 residents were out and every one of them had a fine time. A straw vote was taken first on the office of supervisor which resulted In Mr. Dradley getting 74 votes and Mr. Perkins 70. The vote on treasurer stood. Anderson CO, Ammlts 7H. Mr. Gerrlgan did not go Into the contest but will be a candidate at the polls. The slate as it stands now, so far as Alpha is concerned, Is K. C. Dradley for supervisor and Wm. Ammlts for treasurer. CAltU OK THANKS. We wish to thank The Diamond Drill for their contribution and the publicity which they gave the Alpha Mid-Winter Carnival. Central Commit tee. Alpha Mid-Winter Carnival o Gust DJupe of Stambaugh took in the carnival here last Saturday. Mrs. W. J. Perkins left yesterday morning for a trip to Chicago. Mrs. Herb Hartung was a business visitor at Crystal Fulls yesterday. Miss Hazel Uren entertained a num ber of her Crystal Falls girl friends during the carnival. Among the num ber were Mildred Martin, Evelyn Con lin. Helen Lyons and Margaret Lyons. o The committee on the M. E. church building met during the week and took steps towards getting out plans for a church building. WOiT Insurance ALrnA.ii. e. cncBcn. 11:00 a. m. Sunday achool. Classes for everybody. Men's Bible Class in library. Women's Class in auditorium. 7:20 p. m. Preaching service. Topic "Forward." C. CHKSTRR SHOKMAKKR. Taslor. o Iter. Shoemaker held service at Pentoga last Wednesday night. Th M. K. Indies' Aid met at ths Torttr School on Thursday, the guests of the Misses Wright. A musical and literary progTam was listened to. one of tba best number of which was a talk on Washington by Mrs. White head. In th mils of pennies contest for the building fund of the Alpha M. K. church, a total of $175.00 have been collected. There Is considerable money now In the hsnds of both widen to the Yontcst that ha not been re ported In. The contest clones on March 15th and a banquet will be held on March 17th, tho expenses of which will be paid by the lo3lng side o About her fine collie, Mux Glad stone O'Connor, Mrs. T. I O'Connor tells mnny engaging anecdotes In her book, "no Stars." All the cabmen at the cabstand, writes Mrs. O'Connor, had a word for Mnr, and hopefully he frequently got into n waiting vehicle and sat there until the laughing "cabby" drove him up and down the embankment. One lovely morning In June I was walking through Grpsvenor squaro when I observed an equipage, the like of which Is to bo aeon only In London, waiting for some great lady. The large, satin-smooth horses, Jet black, were perfectly matched; the Mlver-mountod harness glittered magnificently; the long, lemon-shaped barouehe was lined In wine-colored satin; the ctfiichman nnd footman, both big. fine-looking men, wore powdered hair, claret-colored broadcloth liveries, richly adorned with silver buttons, and high hats with silver bunds und egg.Lades. Conscious of their importance, they looked neith er to the rlht nor the left, but with proud eyes gazing Into space remained Immovable. Such magnificence could only be the product of an old, pictur esque und self-respecting aristocracy, possibly tho carrlngo of royalty. Suddenly I missed Mar. lie seemed to have disappeared ns If by magic, for ho was not on either dde of tho treet, nnd yet It had been only n mo ment since ho was trotting by my side. I turned back nnd, as I passed the car riage, looked up, nnd thero he was, smiling nnd at ease, sitting In the back of tho wine-colored barouche on tho tnfted sntln seat. Mat," I called, "get down at once and come along I" Those massive, pelf-Important lack eys never winked an eyelash. They mast have seen him get Into the car riage, nnd certainly they saw him get out, but they made no sign. And I nm confident thnt If n kangaroo had taken n flying leap Into that opulent richness he would have been treated with tho same silent, crushing pom posity. LITTLE BIT OF EASY MONEY Clubman Knew Well What He Was Doing When He Made the Bet With His Friend. In nn office building In the down town district there Is a club on nn upper lloor, with nn express elevator service for members, ays tho New York Kvenlng Post. Tho other day two men emerging from the dining room consulted the elevator lloor Indi cator. The arrow moved In two shifts, one of them the club elevator express. "It's wonderful how much time n man can save by these expresses," re marked one of the pair. "Nonsense," said his companion; "I can get to the bottom on a local nnd bent you." "Het you ten dollars you can't," was the reply. The cages In both shafts opened with n click, and without further par- lev the two men entered different ele vators. The local got away u frac tion of n moment nhend of tho ex press. When the man In the express stepped out on the ground floor his acquaintance was wnltlng for 1dm. "How did you do It?" gasped the for express passenger, digging down the forfeited banknote. "Fasy." said his companion. "I gave my elevator man half the bet In advance and he didn't mako any stops." Dates Mixed. She was a tired old colored "mam ray" uho evidently had had experi ence, for he told the conductor on nn Illinois etreet car twlco the other eve ning that she wanted to get off at Washington and Illinois streets. Tho ear crossed Market street nnd the conductor called, "Illinois and Washington. Transfer for IMsmarck, Riverside, etc." The car passed on, and the conduc tor obligingly called again. Hut Mrs. Rastus sat. H( walked up In the car, and touched tho old woman on tho arm, and snld ngaln, "Illinois and Wash ington. Here's your stop." -Oo 'Jong." said tho passenger, MI wanted Washington and Illinois street, not Illinois and Washington." Indian apolla Star. IRON COUNTY Y. M, G. COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED TO ENLARGE AND IMPROVE THE CA.'.:i AS WELL AS STRENGTHEN CAMP PROGRAM SHARES WILL BE SOLO IN ORDER Camp Is Located on Stager Lake, If mmU I nrl lit JllAffi Daah -Stock Will Be Sold at Tor three years the Iron County Y. M. C. A. as a part of Its character building activities has conducted a boys' camp. For the past two years tho camp has been held at Stager, Michigan. The results of these camps havo been gratifying to the committee In charge, so much so that they have decided to enlarge and Improve the camp as well as strengthen the camp program. The camp site Is located on Pass or Stager lake, one mile from Stager. Michigan. One acre of land has been cleared for a play ground, one-half acre cleared for a tent street, arid on an additional half-acre the under brush has been cleared, making a very Dining Tho Hoys -camp Is used from May j 1st to November 1st for week-end . camps, when boys groups with their J leaders go to the camp on Friday night and stay until Monday morning. In August the big camp of the year Is conducted. During this month twoj ten day camps are conducted. One for boys U-14 and the other for boys 14 i'ti. During August a strong program j of character buildiu:; adiviti. s H car- ' pi , jyay . .. U : ! 1 i i 1 ivv mimp V. M. C. A. nature study books. One r the most important needs Is a fund to be used In bringing to the camp competent speakers on loy Life Problems, ami a man capable of conducting a nature Ktudy course, covering a course in birds, flowers, trees and a study of astronomy. For this purpose the Iron ( ounty Y M. O. A. Camp Improvement asso ciation Is organized. Stock will be f; HrY. i 7 A. ORGANIZES GAMP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION TO RAISE MONEY FOR ADDITIONS One Mile From Stager, Michigan. y riAirjtrf Fak Tn4 inrf Df 1 wrn"lfl i One Dollar Per Share I pretty site fdr the log shack which is 20x30 ft. In dimensions. A large part of the work of clearing the land anl building the shack was done by volun teer work. The Phoenix Lumber Co., Fisher Morrison Lumber Co., Iron Range Lumber & Cedar Co., Crystal Falls Lumber &. Fuel Co. and the Al pha LumtKT Co. having donated ma terials for building the shack. Out In the middle of the lake is a sand bar where the water Is about three feet deep. A part of this bar Is roped In during the camp and makes an Ideal place for the boys to play ( water base ball and for the beglners to learn to swim. Shark rled out, consisting of games, hikes, swimming, boating, nature study, Bible study, character talks, life work talks, etc. The present needs of tho camp may be tested In a general way as follows: New tents, two new boats, fire place for use on rainy days, etc., playground improved, basket ball, base ball and volley b. ill equipment added, a boys' library of good fit Hon, history and lh)s In Camp sold at $1.00 a share, not more than lone share to a person. Tho dividends will be paid in llettcr Hoys. I Mr. ( K. Iiwrencu Is president, II. I J. Sopher secretary and camp direc tor, ' (). (!. O.rocschcl treasurer. The Camp Improvement Association plans to make the Iron County Y. M. C. A. camp the best In the upper pen insula, not In equipment. but in character building activities. W w:Y'? Aaivfex-.... L 1 'o ot a UaJ Siring