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tr , , - , , " K. B. LAl'ltAM, Kdltor C. K. CO WD IN, lIUHinesM Manager THURSDAyT AVG'o, 1896. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For President WILLIAM McKIN'LKY, Or Ohio. For Vice President U A Kit KIT A. HOUAItT, Or Nkw Jkkxey. KKfllHLICAN COUNT V CONVENTION. 11 E AIHUAKTKKS RF.PL'RLICAN County committkk. Ionia. Mich . July . 18WV A KeDubllcan countv convention foi the pur pose of placing in nomination candidate for the various county omeea 10 oe voieu ior at me next general flection in November, and to transact uch other business as may properly come before it, is hereby called to meet in the Opera house, in the city or lonia, on TUKSDAY. AUtJUST 11, 1HW1, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. F.acn township in the county Is entitled to six (0) delegates and euch ward in the cities of lonia and Heldm to three S delegated. J. 11. KlUD, Chairman Fhk.u Cuti.kk Jk., Secretary. HKSTKICN IMHT. ItKPKKSKNTATI VK CONVENTION. A Republican convention for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate to represent the Wcxtern Kepresentatlve District of lontu county in the stale legislature, to bo voted for at t he next general election in November, and to transact such other business as may proper ly come before it, is hereby called to meet in Hunter's Optra House, Saranac, TUESDAY. AlK.UST l, I8W, at one o'clock in the afternoon. Each town ship and ward is entitled to the same number of delegates, as they are in the county conven t ion. Ily order of committee. Philip Tayuk, Chairman. Saranac, Mich., July Irt, iml. If you have 11 mountain of silver unci gold, congress will say how much or how little shall bo coiurtl monthly or yearly, legislation will control its use, hut not i Is value, that must depend on the law of cause and effect or demand and supply, which is one and the same thiny. Arbitrary laws can limit the amount to be coined, but is powerless to enhance or depreciate the value thereof in the M arts of the world. If law is omnipotent as the silver men advocate, why not legislate that the ratio shall be lii to 1, or " to 1 and that ends the liht, hut the history of the business world shows beyond power of contradiction that when the coinage laws tix a ratio which differs from the actual ratio as shown by the markets of the world, such coins never circulate side by side in a country which has thus provided for bimetalisiu. The poorer always drives out the better, and the cheaper actually becomes the standard money by which all coturaod ities are valued, and ends in monomet alism instead of bimetal ism. If con gress can devise some method to make the uncoined silver worth as much as the coined, then the linaneiiil problem will be solved, and not until then. Here is a proposition made to farm ers by which they can realize a dollar a bushel for wheat if they are willing to take their chances on the free silver experiment proposed by the Demo cratic, Populist and Free Silver parties. The Buchanan Milling Company will pay to every fanner who sells wheat In lots of ."(H) bushels or over, one Mexican dollar for each bushel. The manager explains that they would be glad to take, small lots of wheat on the same basis, were it not for the expense and trouble of shipping in Mexican dollars in small amounts. If wheat-holders will duo together nnd sell in lots of 1,0IH) bushels to them, they will make the seller a present of two American dollars for each 1,000 bushels delivered to them. The Mexican dollar contains more silver than our American dollar, and for the farmer to realize $1 per bushel for his wheat, all that is neces sary for him to do is to store the Mex lean dollars until free silver wins, and then get them coined by the govern ment. The offer is made in good faith and is being taken up by many farmers in Berrien county. In his sjieeches, during his two terras in congress Win. J. Bryan has placed himself on record time and again, as Ixiing the champion of a tariff levied for revenue only. He is not in favor even of incidental protection. In his speech on the Wilson bill he said that a tariff of 10 per cent levied purHsely for protection was just as indefensible as a tariff of one thousand per cent. In other speeches he said he was in favor of free wool, fret; iron and free coal. If this shows anything It shows that Mr. Bryan favors the manufactures at the expense of the farmers. Will our farmers vote for such a candidate. The most wonderful thing about the silver campaign is the alacrity with which people fall into the trap that has been so adroitly set by the western mine owners, and by which the silver kings promise to own the metal coin age of the United States, to the cxclu fion of the government itself. Men who ought to know better are carried away by the cunning sophistry of the silver orator, until they are ready to jump iuto the sulphuric crater of ruin that yawns at their feet. It is foolishness for any man to say that he cannot afford to take a local newspaper. He can afford It. Practice the rule of paying for it in advance, and you will be surprised to find how easy it Is. It Is only when the account is allowed to run year after year that it ljecomes a burden and difficult to pay. When you stop to thiuk that the average country paper costs less than two cents a week, you will have to acknowledge that the man is a mighty poor one who can't afford that amount. THE STATE CONVENTION. First Ilallot Give IMngre 339, iul Itllaa gse-it's Hot right. At the Republican State convention, now in session in Grand Rapids, the nominating speeches placing the sev eral candidates in nomination were mado Wednesday night at the evening session. After which an adjournment was taken Hill this morning at nine o'clock, at which time the contest over the St Clair delegation was settled, and the convention proceeded to vote for governor. The first ballot was ta ken about eleven o'clock and resulted: Plngree, 339; Bliss, 280; O'Donnell, 83; Aitkin, 50; Wheeler, 47; Connant, 22. SECOND H ALLOT. Plngree, 358; Bliss, 293; O'Donuell, 78; Aitken, 49; Wheeler, 34; Con nant, 17. 1 IT PLAGIARISM? Mr. William Jennings Bryan, the accidental nominee of several conven tions is having considerable trouble over his crown of thorns and cross of gold. His halo fitted nicely at the Chicago convention, and he had it on straight, but it seems the rude blasts of the campaign orator has set it some what awry, and it now looks as if he borrowed the crown anJ cross for the occasion. It appears that Mr. Samuel Walker McCall, a staunch Republican of Massachusetts, on January 2(1, 1894, spoke in congress in reference to the Wilson bill as follows. Do you regard your bill with reference to labor? Heady as you have ever been to betray It with a kiss, you scourge it to the very quick and ire.s.i a crown of thorns upon its brow. You shall not crucify mankind on a ctohh of gold. Mr. Bryan heard that speech and in the convention at Chicago spoke as follows: Having behind us the commercial Interests and the laboring Interests and all the toiling masses, we shall answer their demands for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify man kind upon a cross of gold. Those who read the above two selec tions can decide who is the author of the sentiment of the crown and cross and who is the plagiarist. Whoever it was that boomed the bicycle on the strength of the state ment that the first cost is the only cost, either made a mistake or else purpose ly concealed facts. It is true that the bicycle requires neither oats nor hay, but it does require other things, and plenty of them. There must be a lamp and bell, pneumatic brake, double han dle bar, cauopy camera, luggage car riage, waterproof caje, flask and watch holder, match box, speed indicator, cy clometer, fork, pump, continuous alarm (for front axle,) balance, cradle spring, child's seat, anatomical saddle, back support, rubber and mud guards, han dle bar buffer, tool bag, tourist's case, spring pedal, toe clips, portable stand, changeable gear, gear case and tem porary tire repairer twenty-nine arti cles in all. Let anyone step in front of a bicycle repairing establishment and see what a lot of things there are cement, rubber, lubricating oil, and it is hard to tell what all considered ab solutely essential to whoever has a wheel. ' Here are five pertinent points for peoule to digest before voting for free silver coinage at the ratio of 16 to 1 in November: 1 There is not a free silver coinage country that is not on a silver basis 2 There is not a gold standard coun try that does not use silver along with gold. 3 There is not a silver standard country upon the face of the globe that has gold coin in circulation. 4 There is not a silver standard country that has as much money in circulation as the United States. 5 There is not a single silver stand ard country whero'the laboring man receives fair wages for his day's work. Major Frank U. Chase was here one day this week in the interests of his candidacy for the ofllee of Probate Judge. He seemed pretty well satis fied with the condition his fences are in, and says that if he don't get the nomination it will be only on account of a lack of votes from the delegates. It must be said of him that he is a very affable 1 gentleman. Lyons Herald. Well qualified for the position, a long time resident of the township of Otlsco, one of the boys who wore the blue, and if nominated and elected would fill the oftlce very creditably. A new insect has been discovered in several potato patches about here. It attacks potato busts, and it is said that it is effectual in driving the pests from the potato vines. It is a diamond shaped insect with a long beak, and makes a business of spearing the iota to bugs and living off their blood. It is claimed hv some that it does no larm to the vines, while others claim the reverse. The new insect is green In color and very small. Three Uivers Tribune. Kleotrlc lttttr. I Klectrlc Hittera Is a medicine suited for anv sen son hut. twrhn.na more mn- erally needed in the spring, when tho languid exhausted feeling prevails, When the Hvnr I. fnrnll nnd fdlicrcrfah and the need of a tonic and alterative Is felt. A prompt use of this medicine has often nvorlml Inner ft nil norhmw fatal bilious fevers. No medicine will net more surely In counteracting and freeing the nvatom fmm the malarial poison. Headache, Indigestion, con stipation, dizziness yield to Electric Bitters. Kiftv rnu nml $1.00 tier bot tle at Uolmei & Conneil's drug store. ALTON. Wra. And rews of Ada called on rela tives here Sunday. The Catholics have a picnic the 15th at McLaulins' grove. K. King was in Cannonsburg one day last wtek on business. Bert Campbell and wife of Lowell were In Alton, Sunday. Jack Flinn of Lowell was here on business last Wednesday. John Rogers of (J rattan was here on business Tuesday morning. Dance every Saturday night at Weeks' grove after the 15th. The smoke 6tack for the cider mill was raised last Saturday night. Quarterly meeting will bo held by tho Weslyns at the church Ang. 15-10. Mr. and Mrs. Warner of Fast Lowell visited Mrs. J. Goblo one day last week. Joseph Richmond and Jack Flinn of Lowell dined at Dorus Church's, Mon day. Tom Donovan of Lowell is improving his cemetery lot in this place with a sand stone wall. Alfred Curtis and wifo of Greenville visited at Nelson Lewis' Saturday, and returned Mondry. John Kiopf, who occupies tho Willis l'urdy house, will soon move to John Martin's to keep houso for him. Horace Weeks added an Improve ment to his picnic grounds last week, Friday, by putting down a drive well. II. I). Weeks' dryer in Hastings burned last week,Thursday night. His loss is $l,f00. He loft Monday for that place. Mrs. Mike McAndrews and mother, Mrs. Delaney and Mrs. James Mc(Jee of Fallasburg; are visiting relatives in Canada. Mrs. Electa Moshier visited her friend Mrs. J. Goble, last week, Friday. The first sho has been out since her re turn from tho Fast. Mrs. Hannah Culver of Holding wag called home Monday by the serious ill ness of her son, Alonzo. We hope he will be about again soon. MAItlUAH: LICKNSKS. Frank J. Showerman, 53, Sebewa; Cora B. Henry, 20, Selwwa. Jacob F. Bender, 53, Grand Rapids; Olive Dunham, 40,Ionia. Ivan Robertson, 21, Easton; Winnie Wood, 20, Ilersey. Grant Warner, 27, Sebewa; Carrie L. Mosher, 21, Ronald. A lawsuit in Allenville over chattels brought out the singular fact that an old couple living there had provided themselves with coffins; that the old gentleman had died and was buried in his; that the old lady had let a neigh bor have her coffin to bury a relative in on condition one of similar dimen- tlons and equally as good was to re place it. The borrower bought a coflin In payment as agreed, but tho old lady would not accept it, "for'' she said, "when she got in to try it the lid hit her nose." The storm, Tuesday morning, done considerable damage in this city, burn ing out the electric motors at both Dixon's laundry and Hotel Holding and playing havoc with the telephone line to Smyrna. D. L. & N. ANNUAL l'ETOSKEV EXCURSION. Thursday, August 27th, the D. L. cv N. will run tho annual low rate excur sion to Traverse City and l'etoskey via the C. & W. M. R'y, the popular "Scenic L.ine. Iheso excursions are so well known that an extended de scriptlon is unnecessary. It is sufil clent to say that they afford an opnor tunity for many who cannot otherwise do so to visit the northern resorts at small expense. Train will leave Hold ing at 10:00 a. ra. and arrive at l'etos key at 8:30 p. m., stopping at Traverse City and stations north to let off pas sengers. Rate for tickets good to re turn on any regular train until Sei- teraber 5th, inclusive, will lo $C.00 from stations east of Howell; $4.50 from stations between Howell and Lansing; and $4.00 from all other sta tions. Full oarticulars mav w. bad upon application to I). L. & N. Agents or 3 Geo. DkIIavkn, G. l A. Marvelou KeHults. From a letter written by Rev. J. iiunderman, of Uimondale, Mich., we are ermitted to make this extract: "I have no hesitation in recommend ing Dr. King's New Discovery, as the results wero almost marvelous in the case of my wife. While I was pastor of the Baptist church at Rives Junc tion she was brought down with Pneu monia succeeding LaGrippe. Terrible paroxysms of coughing would last hours with little interruption and it seemed as n she could not survive them. A friend recommended Dr. King's New Discovery; it was quick in its work and hiirhlv satisfactory In results.'' Trial bottles free at Hoimes and Conneil's drug store. Regular size 60c and f I. l II ticklen' Arnica Salve. Tho best salvo In tho world for rut. bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rhum, fever sores, tetter, channed han&s.chilhlnln- corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos itively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction or monev refunded. Price 2n cents per box. For sale by Holmes &, uonnen. " Wake up, Jacob, day is breaking!'' so said DeWitt's Little Early Risers to tho man who had taken them to arouse his sluggish liver. W. I. Bene dict, Druggist. Pass tho good word along the line. Piles can be quickly cured without an operation by simply applying DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salvo. W. I. Benedict, Druggist. Persons wh oh ave a coughing spell every night, cn account of a tickling sensation in tho throat, may overcome it at once by a dose of One Minute Cough Cure. W. I. Benedict, Druggist. ANOTHER GERMAN PICNIC EXCURSION. SCI I W A H EN PA ST AT GRAND UAPIDS. Sunday, August 16th, the Germans of Western Michigan will hold their annual Schwabenfest or Harvest Fes tival in Schoenfeld's Grovo at Reeds Lake, Grand Rapids. Everybody is invited to attend and have ageedtlme. Old country games and sports will be indulged in, and a merry time is as sured to all who attend. An additional attraction will be base ball between Grand Rapids and Indian apolis clulw. To enable every ono to visit Grand Kaplds on this date the 1). L. & N. R. R. will run excursion trains at the usual low Sunday rates. Train will leave Holding at 0:50 a. m., and arrive at Grand Rapids at 10:25 a. ra. Re turning, leave at 7:00 p. m. Round trip $1.00. Bicycles free. Geo. DeIIaven, G. P. A. ANNUAL LOW RATE EXCUR SIONS TO TRAVERSE CITY AND PETOS K E Y Will bo run from all points on the D. L. & N. R. R. on August 27th, and from ('. & W. M. points on September 1st. Kates win do the same as hereto fore, ranirimr from $5.00 to $4.00. and return limit will lo ten days from and including day of sale. Full particu lars w in ikj announced later. Geo. DeIIaven, (J. P. A. SUNDAY EXCURSIONS, GRAND LEDGE, ISLAND LAKE AND . DETROIT. Tho D. L. &. N.R.R. will run excur sions as usual on August 9th and 10th to the above places. Among other at tractions at Grand Ledge and Island Lake are Spiritualist's camp meetings. Train will leave Holding at 0:50 a. m., for Grand Ledge. Round trip rates $.50, $1.00 and $1.50 respectively. Bi cycles carried Tree. 3 Geo. DeIIaven, G. P. A. Eczema Is a frightful aflllction, but like all other skin diseases It can be permanently cured by applications of Do Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. It never fails to cure Piles. W. I. Bene diet fc Co. imvc Ain mm c I WANT YOU uvy 1 viirvi during vacation 110 to fJO per week. Endow Mump. W. U. CKONKKIUHT, Chicago, 111. NEW MARKET Get your Meat Frosli, Salt, Smoked, At the New .Market on liridge Street. Everything new and clean. Lowest living prices prevail. G. H. Elkerton, In Brieker Hotel Block. GLMS CHERRY PIPE? Pure Cream and Soda Wa ter as Cold as Ice can make it. W. I. Benedict cl Co. 4.00 Petoskey Excursion via D. L. & N. and C. & W. M. RAILWAYS, August 27 Tickets Good 10 Days. ?". M from all stations East of and in cluding Howell; $t.r0 from stations between Howell and Lansing, and $4.00 from all stations West of and Includ ing Lansing and Saginaw. Don't miss this chanco to visit the North Country. Geo. DeIIaven, O. P. A. IY0U SayV iro 1 Sioes! The Greatest 24 dozen Mens, custom made, Shoes from the stock of Rindtfe & Kalmback at SO cents on the dollar. This is a job lot of Rindge & Co.'s new goods, and bought so we can sell them at just half regular price. & Co.'s tailor made Tan shoes third off. These offers should capture the Shoe trade, while these goods last. THE CITY SHOE STORE. J5. K. S'SXCiiK, Pvuprlotor. J ttm O IIKAR constantly of what people are t i about to do or are willing to do. Deeds speak louder than words. We do the business, a others the talking. If you want rock-bottom a a prices, come to us. We carry a complete line of a t Staple and Fancy Groceries, (f f and as we keep buying and selling all the time, f J we have always on hand the freshest and best. Huy our Groceries and be happy. People's RIGHT FROM and how to please them. With a reduction wherever possible and additions to our stock all the time. Klegant silverware, hat racks and book cases given away to our customers. KINGSLEY & CO. Do You Ever XOME to the Pleasant street V GROCERY and" Satisfy Your Appetite with the best of the Good Things in the Land. Yours W. We Invite you to Become a Customer of The Commercial IJnnlc. General Banking Our Sytcm of Special Deposits a explain. We issue through Hank, Chicago, drafts on Banner Printing House, general printers, Drive Yet ! 6 dozen pairs of A. J. Betis all 20th Century cut, at one- 1 It is Not liven Interesting LAMB BROS., THE GROCERS. Grocery! THE FARM. Is the only place on earth to get fresh Groceries least that's our opinion, and we base our prac tice on it. Hutter and eggs and such like don't dally long be tween the farm yard and our store. Suppose that now is the time to get up a scare or a boom on the political crisis, but we feel so sure about our business that we're not even thinking about the "ifs" and 4,ands" of free silver only of out customers Eat ? for Bussiness, fl. REYNOLDS. and Insurance. Good Thing. Call and we will the Illinois Trust and Savings all Foreign Countries. C. Ji. UlhLS, Cnshtor.