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i A'oinvn 7.jjiv Hnthp.rp.tl J 0 Special Correspondents. GRATTAN. J. P. Weekes jr. is Buffering from catarrhal fever. How is this for an August spring and a new crop of hay? Tho dally huckleberry procession was augmented by several Heldlngltes Monday. Al. Smith lost a good work horso from being kicked by another horso in tho stall. Mr. Higbee and family with other families from Holding are camping on J. A. Lesslter's farm at Wabasls lake. Mrs. K. It. Sponcor "and daughter, Maud, of Holding visited two days last week with Mrs. M. A. Lessiter and other friends hero. Henry Green is quite feeble. His daughter Ada and husband, Frank Howman,of Oaktleld were among the guests with him Sunday. Mrs. Colburn of Holding and her guest, Miss Hertha Martin, of Grand KapidH were visitors at Mrs. 1'. Mc Cauley's, Friday. The latter came out Tuesday. The next social of the Ashley L. A. S. will be held with Mr. and Mrs. G. II. Godfrey near the church, Friday, August 7, in the afternoon. All cor dially invited. J. A. Lessiter passed his :.th birth day with his sister, Mrs. George Whit ten and husband. Other near relatives enjoyed tho anniversary, glad to see him out even on crutches. Grandpa II. 1). l'ond is very low, growing weaker dally. His children are all with him except his son Warren in Pueblo, Col., and a - daughter in California. Ills nephew, Kd. l'ond, and wife are there from Greenville. John Byrne is now failing very fast. The cavity where the tumor was taken out is enlarging and Is rounding full of the cancerous growth, formed in less than three weeks. It has also eaten out another cavity nearer his body. Another operation is forbidden by Dr. Kelley, who visited him Friday from Grand Hapids. Mrs. M. A. Lessiter is entertaining her cousin, Mrs. Susie Allyn, who has been In the west all summer, coming from Denver, Col., on her way home to Chelsea, Mich. Mrs. Allyn ate ice cream with the following cousins at Mrs. Lessiter's Sunday: J. A. Lessi ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Whltten W. .1. Lessiter, Misses Hose and Myrtle Weekes, A. A. Weekes jr. of Grand Rapids, Misses Mary and Maggie McCauley; also Mrs. W. S. Fuller only surviving aunt of Mrs. Allyn, past 77 years of age and Miss Evah Call of l'arnell, a friend. Mrs. Allyn says Colorado was suffering greatly for rain, having none all through July. Crops were nearly ruined in some parts. No place like our beloved Michigan at present. BRINKS. A refreshing shower again last Sat urday. Ed. Carpenter has commenced laying down raspberries for next springs trade. Corn and potatoes promises a large crop since the refreshing rains of last week. J. II. Hanks and wife returned homo last Saturday afternoon from a few days' visit at Shiloh. Miss Maggie Cisco of Holding made her sister, Mrs. William Farthing a pleasant visit last Sunday. Squirrels have never been seen so thick for a number of years as at the present time in this vicinity. James Kilburn Is improving the looks of his farm by having the grubs and brush cut along the road fence. James Heed who left tho employ of James McGinley a while back return ed from the north last week and offer ed to work for Mr. McGinley again. Some farmers say they were never pestered by potato bugs so in their lives as this year, and judging from the bugs on our own patch and thoso seen on others, we guess that they are about right. Scott Howe went back to modern times the other day by taking his cradle and cutting down his oats. The biggest share of farmers will be forced back to the dark ages if times dont get better pretty soon. Mr. Hert Snow and Geo. 1'hlllpps with their Injst girls, Misses Vesta Haney and Nellie Foreman came near getting a good soaking the last Sunday of July, and but for an accommodating house along the highway they would. KIDpVILLE. Con Murray alid his best girl rusti cated at Long Lake, Sunday. Mr. Hatfield of St. Louis was the guest of J. M. Kldd last week. Miss Jennie Haby returned from a two weeks' visit at Ionia, Monday Mrs. U H. Hall of Holding was in town Friday on her way to Long Lake. Mrs. Will Richardson and Master Earl returned from Sunllcld, Monday. Miss Mablo Johnson of Jleldlng was the guest of her cousin, Sylvia Johnson, Saturday and Sunday. Oats ripened a little too slow for tho rain this sea-sou and the result is that many fields are in a damaged condition. Mrs. U. C. Rind took in the excur i Illbll tho. Jlmnmr'v SfrrfF f sion to Detroit, Sunday and took oc casion to call on her brother whom she had not seen for twelve years. It is needless to say that her visit though brief was a very enjoyable one. S. J. Smith has been wishing for a son ever since his daughter was born nearly ninteen years ago and now suc cess has crowned his efforts. Ho ar rived In good condition July 28th, and lifts the Warn at SJ pounds and tho neighbors say he's a dandy. Stow is congratulating himself on the fact that he is a better man than f J rover Cleve land yet. SMYRNA. Charles Ellis has a new wheel. J. W. Rlckert of Keene is on sick list. W. J. Rlckert of Keene Is on tho tho sick list. Wilma Witt is working at Hrackley Rlckert's. Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davis, August 1st, a son. Miss Wilma Witt is at work for Hrackley Rickert. Mrs. Colburn of Holding was a guest at Robert Mils' last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs.Calvin White of Lowell visited at Cyrus Ring's last week. Professor Clay Tallman was a guest of friends In this vicinity last week. Mrs. W. R. Tebbel was a guest of Miss Helen Earl In Lansing last week. Carroll Chase with a party of friends from Ionia are camping at Crystal lake. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cowles visited at Calvin White's near Lowell over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Cowles and daughter Georgia of Trufant are visit ing relatives here. Will Cowles has traded his property to James Insley for a residenco in Heldingon Hroas street. D. G. Shear has bought a residence in Lowell and will soon move there. His son will work the farm. Miss Nettie Wagner has been engag ed to teach the Hoppough school and Pearl Rosevelt to teach the Rutton school. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Cowles and daughter, Mrs. Leroy Witt of Holding, went on the excursion to Grand Ledge, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George HopjKJugh spent Sunday at Long lake, where Cora and Clayton Hoppough are camp ing with others. Do not forget the pioneer picnic Saturday. Diuner at one o'clock. Every one bring dishes for themselves and company to use. A Farmers' Institute Is to bo held at Saranac, August the 13th, and we hope the farmers will all attend. The one held at Ionia last winter was verv interesting and Instructive. Mrs. Latitla Currio is visiting in Dakota when she returns she will bring her brother Ella' two children with her and make a homo for them. Their mother died recently. During the storm Tuesday morning, lightning struck W. R. Tebbel's mill, entering at tho chimney, setting the upper story on lire. It then passed down on the electric light wire which It followed to the dynamo, melting things in its route. People In tho mill were not shocked but Mr. Tebbel smelled sulphur. Running up stairs he discovered fire. Some think the time he made, getting his chemical fire oxtinguishers on the sjot was a two minute gait. With thoso ho extin guished the fire and the mill escaped with slight damage. Your scribe visited Grand Ledge Sunday, and it Is truly a pleasant place to spend a day. A short walk from the depot brings you to the river, which is dotted with seven islands. A foot bridge crosses from one Island , to another spanning the river. On tho largest island is a hotel that will ac commodate one hundred guests. It Is also fitted up very nicely to accommo date picnic parties which are numerous. The Spiritualists are holding a camp meeting there and next Sunday excur sion trains will run therefrom Detroit, Grand Hapids, and Greenville. GRATTAN-VERGENNES. Mr. Miche entertained company from Lowell Sunday. The cider mill in Alton is nearly ready for business. Miss Micheal Hogan Is not Improv ing as fast as we would wl9h. John Hyrne Is no letter. We are very sorry to say ho Is suffering with a cancer. The dance at Mason's last Friday night was well attended and a good time had by all present. The dance last Tuesday night was well attended by two girls. They could not scra)0 up enough to dance a set. Will Doguc and wlfo of Grand Rap Ids attended the dance at Mason's Friday evening, July 31st, and called on some of their old friends. Visitors at N. Lewis' Sunday were A. Curtis and wife, George Godfrey and wife and children, Clare Ford, wife and son. and Ernest Hunker. Little Pearl Snyder returned to his home In Leroy after a long visit with . hi, miss him very much. Married, at Grand Rapids, I rlday, July 31st, Miss Mary Riser to Mr. Al fred Tommlt. The wedding was held at the bride's home In Grattan, Sun day, August 2nd. A large crou assembled to wish the couple mucu joy. We all wish thera great success in life. ORLEANS-OTISOO. Matt Kohn and family visited at Otisco Friday. F. Kllborn is visiting his son in Mecosta county. .Miss Plot left for her home near Sheridan Sunday. W. Washburn and wife passed through town Sunday. F. A. Washburn and wife of Heldlng passed through town Sunday. Heldin Rich attended the Republican convention at Ionia Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Moon of Otisco called at Matt Kohn's Sunday. Mr. Hyron is taking his family rid- Ing in a new canopy top buggy. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Tlllltson Sun- dayed at P. H. Curtis' of Otisco. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Witt of Keene visited their son William Sunday. R. 1). Newcomb has rented John Wandell's farm and has moved here. Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Werner of Grat tan visited relatives In town Sunday. Ernest Howe is in very poor health at this writing. Dr. Hell is treating him. Charles Seeley has been engaged as teacher In the Marble district or Keeue. Mrs. A. Hawley and daughter.Lottie, of Lake Odessa are visiting at Hyron Rock's. Gordon Tower of Bartonvllle has been engaged as teacher In the Seeley district. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Henton left Saturday for a visit with relatives at Sun field. Miss Maggie Sisco of Belding Sun- dayed with her sister, Mrs. Will Farthing. Pearl and Ettle Woodbeck of Oak- field spent Sunday with their cousins, Hert and Clara Snow. Mrs. II. Format was called to the bedside of her daughter, Mary, In Mason county, who is very 111. L. A. Henedict has leased his farm to his son, M. F., and the latter will move his family hero shortly. Floyd Emery returned last week from Harry county and says wheat that was cut July 4th is still in the field, ruined by the rain. Z. Choato and wife of Rockford, who have been visiting their sister, Mrs. J. Maginley, and brother, C. Choate, re turned home Thursday. The Orleans school of finance and political economy was organized at the school house In district No. 1 of Or leans. Tho following officers were elected: President C. C. LambertHon. Vice l'res. K. S. WoldreUge, K. H. Towne. Secretary C. (J. Iloland. The next meeting will bo held Satur day evening. ORLEANS. Mr. Arnold of Saranac was in town Tuesday. . O. Purdy and wife spent Wednesday in Ionia. A. Williams of Holding was In town Wednesday. Com. E. H. Hale and family moved to Ionia last week. The rain of the past week has been appreciated by all. Mrs. J. Sherwood was a visitor in Grand Rapids last week. Lottie Purdy Is spending Wednesday and Thursday in Helding. L. L. Holmes 'and wife of Helding Sundayed at Royal Hawkins'. Hen Hall is a delegate to the Repub lican convention at Grand Rapids. Lottie Sherwood entertained a gen tleman friend from Easton Sunday. Chas. Leach and son went blackber- rying near Howard City last week. Mrs. J. Gl Hi 11 and Miss Florence of Grattan were visitors in town Friday. Mrs. J. Clements and friend of Held ing were guests of Mrs. White, Friday. The M. E. Sabbath school has been postponed until Sunday, August 23rd, on account of campraeetlng at Long lake. Masters Clyde and Floyd Reach left Friday for Grand Rapids where they will spend a few days visiting their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dewey. EUREKA. (Lat week's Letter.) Miss Carrie Linderman of Edgerton Is visiting Gertie Hall. Mrs. McLane of Pittsburcr. Pa., is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W. Harber. Miss Myrtle Lu scorn be has been qutto sick but Is some lietter at present Mr. A. Simons of Hammond, Ind., was tho guest of O. Welwter a number of days last week. Tho old bridge across Wabasls creek has lecn torn awav and an Iron one will bo built there. Rev. F. Dodds and daughter of Sara nac and Mrs. Win. Campbell of Keene, who were visiting al I). H. and J. H. Green's,last week.havo returned home About 20 friends and neighbors gave Mr. and Mrs. J. II. (Jreen a very pleasant surprise one evening last week it beinir tho fifth anniversary of their martiatre. Refreshments were served after which Lyman Covey in his aunt, Mrs. John Edwards. little cousins and school mates vrM few well selected words presented them with a fine center table In behalf of thoso assembled. At a late hour all went home feeling they had enjoyed a a pleasant evening. Miss Hessle McKlnnon ho has spent the past winter and' summer with her aunt, Mrs. F. Dowey has re turned to her home In Dakota. She formed many friends during her stay here who was sorry to part with her Miss May Ingraham accompanied her. SHILOH. Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Hrown were at Ionia Monday. A small party went north from here blackberrylng Monday morning. Miss Minnie Zuller has been spend ing a few days with friends at Ionia. Mrs. Susie Ives Is visiting with her brother at Grand Rapids for a few das. Mrs. Myron Heth is very sick ai the present writing and Is not expected to recover. Theo Leach has just hulled a fine lot of clover seed with a good yield for this season. Wm. Evans, John Dutton, Harry Clifford and E. F. Harrington were at Ionia on business Wednesday evening. Henry Ludow and son Charles have been drawing furniture from this city to the boarding house on the camp ground. Frank Cummlngsof Ionia and grand son of Saginaw have been spending a few days with L. P. Guptill and fishing at the lake. W. Mason announces a dance at his hotel, corner Main and Second street on Friday evening, August 7th. All cordially invited. KEENE. John Gardnes Is on the sick list. Miss Mary Feuerstein is working In Lowell. Wm. Foster is building a wall under his house. Cha9. Williams was in Fowlervillo last week on business. Will Laux of Little Detroit visited his parents over Sunday. Zahm & Williams will put up their cider mill on J. Hilllngcr's place. Charles Hllliger was in Grand Rap ids last week and purchased a feed mill. J. Laux ot Helding and Pete Hlasen of Hartonville spent Sunday at J. M. Laux's. Miss Lena Taber of Greenville spent last week with her grandmother, Mrs. A. Kohn. Wm. Foster and John Croninger with their wives were north last week blackberfying. Jacob Zeal of Herrien county was in this vicinity last week buying apples at fifty cents a barrel. FENWIOK. Mrs. A. W. Terry spent Sunday with her sister at Orleans. Mrs. Hill Slocum of Amsden spent Monday with Mrs. L. T. Slocum. Mrs. Austin Ilinman Is visiting with her mother, Mrs. Wilks Church. Dell Jenks and wife and John Hrad- lev and wife spent Sunday at L. J. Jenks'. Cora Slocum spent last week with her grandmother at Mr. Walker's in Uushnell. Mrs. Thyre of Orleans spent Tues dav evening with her sister Mrs. A. W. Terry. There will not be Sunday school at tho Union school for two weeks on ac count of campmecting. Quite a good many from around here have been north black berry Ing. They report very slim picking. Syd Gainber's mother, who has been visiting him and his brother, Dr. Cam bers of Stanton, returned home to Ohio last week Thursday. OHADWIOK. Mrs. Sarah Howe visited friends in Ronald last week. Homer Hammond is visiting his sisters in Lansing. Clay Tallman returned from Niagara Falls last Wednesday. Mrs. Dewey Hammond returned from Ludington Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. F. Holmes and daugh ter, Carrie, visited in Falrplains Sun day. Mrs. T. Cannon and daughter, Miss Clara Hogle, of Helding called at E. D. Hammond's Sunday. Mis. Harris Holster of Easton visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs.- Leander Berry, Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Leander Berry has a sister visiting her from New York City, who she has not seen for forty years. CAMP MEETING EXCURSIONS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 9th. On above date the D. L. & N. will run excursion trains to Grand Rapids and Grand ixiUge, and will also sell tickets at low rates to Lake Odessa, where a colored folks' camp meeting will be in progress. Aside from the camp meeting, Lake Odessa possesses many attractions for the Booker of Sunday pleasure, and will well repay a visit. Everybody Invited to the camp meeting, the services at which will bo particularly Interesting. Train will leave Belding at 6:50 a. m.. for Grand Rapids. Rate 11.00 Bicycles carried free. 2 Gko. DeIIavkn, G. P. A. Ell Hill, Lumber City, Pa., writes, 'I have been suffering from Piles for twenty-five years and thought my case Incurable. Hewitt's Witcn Hazel Salve was recommended 10 me as a pile cure, so I lought a box and It per formed a permanent cure." This is only one of thousands of similar cases. Eczema' sores and skin diseases yield 3ulckly when It 1 used. W. I. Hene let, Druggist. Great Clearance Sale We have too many goods and must dispose of them this month. During the month of August we will make one of the great est Clearance Sales of $ $ shoes Ever shown in Belding. We will make a Great Reduction on all Sioes in our store during the $g & & Month of August This Great Sale is for not miss this i Co Eddy & Son. i They Speak lor ; $20.00. $20.00 suits for $18. H. Main Street. The New York WBBKJLY TRIBUNB The Leading National Republican Family Newspaper, Will make a vigorous and relentless fight through the Presidential Campaign, for business principles which will bring pros perity to the entire country. Its campaign news and discussions will interest and should be read by every American citizen We furnish "The Uanner" and The New-York Weekly Tribune Four Months, 17 Weeks, for 40 CENTS. CASH IN ADVANCE, Address all orders to Writ your nam- and address on a poMal canl, wnd It to (leo. W. Rest, Koom 2, Trib une Building, New York City, and a sample copy of tbe New York Weekly Tribune will be mailed to you. the People's Benefit. Do Great Chance. Themselves ! ND it needs no label to tell it's a ready made suit. The way they dont fit, the lack of those in discribable qualities of elegance, of dressiness, and perfection of fit, al ways present in our made to order models of high class tailoring sum up the hole clothing case exhaus tively. If no other clothing is ob tainable, then a ready made suit may be tolerated, but not other wise. Our stock of summer suit ings is a wonder every way and we are now making up $25.00 suits for For the next ten days only. A. LOEWE, THE TAILOR. Rally Itouni tlic Fla FOK Sound Money, National Honor, Home Prosperity. THE BANNER.