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J Newsy Items Gathered In by the Banner's Staff of Speeial Correspondents. G RATTAN. Those are lovely October days. L. K. Madison, ho long sick, Is better. B. Storey's new house la ready for plastering. Mrs. John Rich of Greenville ia vis iting her brother, L. K. Brooks, and family. Mr. Fohey has the wall laid for his new barn to replace the one burned last spring. Regular mooting of Venus Chapter O. E. S. Ia9t Saturday night with good attendance. The farmers generally are getting a good yield of potatoes, 205 bushels per acre being the best reported. Corn is also a flno crop. The Ashley parsonage has been put in order for llev. and Mrs. Sharp and their household goods were to come last Monday, so thoy will soon bo set tled. The Oakfield township Sunday school association hold their fifth annual con vention at Ashley church, Saturday, November 7. The idea has gone out that it was on Sunday the 8th, but it is the 7th. Mrs. Charles Eddy and Mrs. Robin son, wife of the grocer, visited Mrs. M. A. Lessltcr last week, also called on Mrs. Lon Smith. Stuart Robinson, less than two years old, accompanied them and can hurrah for McKinley in a way to win your heart. Richard Evans, in the employ of Elmer Brooks, was kicked by a horse last week, laying his cheek open and nearly severing the lobe of his ear. He slipped while cleaning olTthe horse which scared the animal. Dr. Spencer put three stitches in the wound and Mr. Evans is now at work. ALTON. Little James Francisco is suffering with a boil on his knee. C. E. Francisco and wife of Lowell, visited friends here, Sunday. Arthur and Myron Church left Sat urday for their home in Evart. Mrs. Dorus Church and Miss Parker spent Sunday at Segee Normans'. Sherman Kennedy, of Lowell, was buried in the Alton cemoteryfuesday. We are sorry to learn that Jolo Linn is laid up with eresipylas in her hand. Bert Campbell and wife of Lowell, were guests at E. .1. Mosher's, Sunday evening. L. D. Harris of Gr-nd Rapids spoke at the church Wednesday night In the interests of silver. We understand that Win. Alden Smith spoko at the Alton church Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Trumbull Sr. visited her old friend and neighbor. Mrs. Childs, near Saranac, last week. Clare Ford and wife have moved in with his father. Orrin and Wm. Ren nells now occupies Clare's house. Mrs. Richard McGco and Mrs. Mike McAndrews joined the Ladies' Silver club at Lowell, last Friday night. Geo. W. White returned last week, Thursday to Chicago. His parents have charge of his motherless children. How glad we will be when this cam paign is over so wo can pick up a news paper with something else in It besides mudsllnging and politics. Mr. and Mrs. M. McAndrews, Mr. and Mrs. R. McGee, Orla Weeks, Chris Kropf and C. R. Porter and wife attended the lecture of Mrs. Eagles field at Lowell last Friday night. They have organized a Ladies' Sil ver club at Lowell and have 200 mem bers enrolled, we are glad to see the ladies showing an interest in the issues of the day and understand that they are doing a great deal of good work. ' Cards tire out announcing the mar riage of Miss Alberta Raskins to Ed ward Frost of Keene, Wednesday, Oct. 28th. We regret that ill health debars us from attending, success to the young couple, a Ion happy and prosperous life Is the best wishes of ye scribe. SMYRNA. Will Francis harvested 30 acres of potatoes In 0 days with 14 men. Grace Rogers,of Fairplains,is spend ing the week with Pearl Cowles. Efllo Itzenhouser and Daisy Bird from Coral, visited friends here last week. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Kilborn, of Blanchard, visited his father, Freeman Kilborn, last week. There will bo a Halloween social next Saturday evening, for the benefit of the school club, como all. John Fisher has moved into Max Walser's house and Mrs. Alexander Hawley will move into the houso ho vacated. Cora Waite who has been working at Will Francis' this summer returned to her homo at LeRoy, Oceola county, Saturday. Thcro will be a ratification meeting at this place some time next week, a sort of a jollyficatlon you know, and it will not bo for Bryan. Tho people of this vicinity will give a public dance at Hotel Greene, Thanksgiving night for the benefit of the Smyrna band. Picnic supper. 0RLEANS-0TIS00. Hurrah for Bryan, he's the man, "NIT" J. Fahr and wifo are working for E. C. Howe. John Fisher and wifo visited at Ionia, Sunday. Mrs. R. J. Towno Is entertaining her sister from Fenwlck. John Fisher has moved his family in Max Walser's house. Mrs. L. L. Benedict of Ohio, is visit ing relatives in town. Mr. and Mrs. Art Cole entertained relatives from Beldlng. Geo. Hotchklss and wife of Keene, Sundayed at Wra. Mooney's. Mrs. Geo. Putman, of Belding. called at Ed. Carpenter's, Tuesday. A. A. Conner and wife of Beldlng, passed through town, Sunday. Miss Julia Breimayer is working for Mrs. T. F. Ireland, of Belding. Grandma Parker of Belding is visit ing her daughter, Sarah Chase. Mrs. S. II. Wilson is entertaining her sister, of Orange, this week. Jim Maglniey has sold his beans to Belding parties for 67 cents per bushel. Mr. and Mrs. John Retterstorf of Miriam, spent Sunday at J. F. Kohn's. II. II. Granger, of Ionia, was a guest of Ell Witt and wife, Sunday and Mon day. Bert Wall is has returned from Minn esota where he has been for tho past year. Mrs. W. II. Locke of Belding was a guest of Mrs. John Bond Sr., last Friday. Quite a number attended the politi cal speeches, Saturday and Monday evening. Miss Anna Hartley, of Brantford, Ontario, visited Mrs. Ed. Carpenter, last week. T. C. Lincoln of Westville, spent Tuesday and Wednesday at M. M. Benedict's. II. S. Foreman had tho misfortune to lose his pocketbook and $15 at Beldlng, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haraman enter tained relatives from Saranac, Satur day and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Hulbert and Mrs. A. Witt made a business trip to Ionia, Wednesday. Mrs. Doremur and daughter, and grand-daughter, of Elkhart, Ind., are visiting James Hlnks and family. E. H. Wilson and son, Will, and daughter Victoria, were in Ionia last Wednesday to hear Ex-Governor Alger speak. A. Kohn and wife of Keene, P. Kohn and wife of Barton villo and N. P. Wer ner and wife of Grant Sundayed at Mat Kohn's. Mark and Myrl Miller were surprised last Thursday evening by a few of their young friends. The evening was spent in playing games and all had a jolly good time. Walter Lambertson has been elected president of the Welch Casket Co. of Belding. Ho recently returned from St. Joseph, Mo. at which place ho was in charge of tho company's ofliee. 8HIL0H. Will Busch spent Sunday with his parents at Stanton. Miss Sarah Emory is on the sick list at tho present writing. Will Morris has purchased a bicycle of Will Rlcaby of Belding. Dr. and Mrs. Donder's three months old baby died, Wednesday of last week. The 10 to 1 Glee club Is right in line, 16 nprano and tenor singers to one ba&s singer. MUs Erma Maynard started for Chi cago. Monday morning. She intends spending the winter there. Will Leach of Grand Rapids has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Leach tho past week. Theo. Leach and family intend start ing for tho north woods in a few days on their tenth annual hunting expedi tion. II. L. VanBenschoten and A. R. Locke of Belding addressed the citi zens of this vicinity under tho aus pices of tho Silver club at Drake's hall Saturday evening, and when the boys were taking up a collection to buy some powder to fire tho anvils, one old freehearted Sllverite when asked to contribute something went down into his pockets and producing a two cent piece wanted to know If they had any change for It. Am sorry to say they did not he did nt do a thing but put it back in his pocket. KEENE. N. Raymond's batjy is very sick. G. Hanson was in Ionia Monday on business. Charles Bllllnger has closed his feed mill for tho present. James Irwin of Kendlcvillo visited his father last week. Charles Zahm has gono north to cut tie loirs again this winter. Fred Loucks lost a valuable cow last week, choking on an apple. Joe Blasen aud family of Bartonvillo 'pent Sunday at John Rlttcrstorf's. J. P. Laux and wife, Win. Stermard and wife, and John Gasper of Miriam Sundayed at A. Gasper's. Pearl Hlnmau visited school Thurs day. Mr. Harve Dye called on Mr. Em mons, Sunday. A grand time at the dance at Aids den, Friday night. Tho Fenwick drier is running full blast, night and day. L. J. Jenks and son raised a McKin ley and Hobart polo raising. Mrs. Mary Terry, oi Ionia, is spend ing a few days at A. W. Terry's. So much campaign talk around here that winter can't come to stay,too warm for it. Boys, it will take more than one McKinley and Hobart pole to change Mr. Hlnman's views. Miss Julia Hlnmau closed her first term of school, Saturday. She has given good satisfaction. Mrs. Maggie Josllu of Lansing is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott, at Millers station. Zoe Hanselman, Edna and Florence Carte' spent Thursday evening with Pearl and Julia Hinman. LONG LAKE. Dan Way has purchased a tang. Wm. Parker and wife Sundayed at Chadwlck. Dan Way was in Portland a few days last week, on business. Chas. Wellman, of Bushnell, called on his brother,Will, Saturday. Chas. Whitford was in Evergreen and Montcalm counties, Saturday. Wm. Johnson, of Portland, has pur chased six acres of land near Albert Rlche's. Quite a number from here attended tho speech at Beldlng Saturday night and report a big time. C. E. Whitford finished threshing last week for this season and has put his machine In winter quarters. We have heard of largo corn and pumpkins this year but none so largo as E. I). Hammond's potatoes, of Chad wick. We hear his potatoes was so brge that one potato fed fifteen men for dinner and went half way around for supper. That is what we call 16 to 1. PALO. Asa Davis went to Niles Wednesday to visit his daughter. Wm. Alden Smith is to make a speech at Rork's Hall next Saturday afternoon. Geo. Coffin is in tho chicken business again this fall. He shipped the first lot Tuesday. Geo. Collin went to Grand Rapids last Thursday on business, returning Saturday night. Mrs. Oscar Tallcat started Monday for Chicago where she will remain through tho winter. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Hyde went to Lakeview to attend the wedding of their nephew, Ray Hyde, last Thurs day evening. WHERE IT HURTS. The direct effect of tariff reduction upon eertain farming industries has already been considered at some length in these eolumns. The indirect losses of the same class of producers, through suspended industries of other kind, are almost as great, though not quite so apparent. Next in value to the farm product of the state, and following close upon them, are the products of the pine nnd hardwood forests, the pine lumber, lath and shingle cut alone, having, In its best years, reached a value of over St50,000,000. When these two industries are booming the pine and hardwood forests and mills furnish 'the best mar ket there is for the products of Mich igan farms. The lumber camps, in winter, create a demand for immense quantities of hay, oats and bran, to gether with market for draft horses. They are also heavy consumers of every staple article of food for man, es pecially for those products in which Michigan excels, wheat flour, beans, potatoes, apples, beef cattle and pork. Following the breaking up of the lum ber camps in the spring comes the starting of the sawmills, which con tinue the demand through the summer and fall. In the most prosperous years for lumbering the farmers north of the I)., (1. II. & M. railway have had a mar ket for their products almost at their own doors and at their own prices. Changes in the tariff have had an immediate effect upon this industry by transferring a good deal of the sawmill work to Canada, while the general de pression of business has greatly re duced the demand for lumber. Not since 1857, when it was in its infancy, has the lumber business of Michigan been so paralyzed as during the present year. Operations in the camps last winter were smaller than for many years before, and the mills are running light this summer. Stocks on hand are heavy and their owners find it difficult to realize on them. As a result the farmers have lost the excellent market which they formerly had in the woods and the sawmill towns, and have to pay freight charges and commissions before they can get Detroit prices, while they become competitors with their brethren from other parts of the state in the Detroit and eastern mar kets. The depression in this one in dustry has made a difference of many hundred thousand dollars In their re ceipts since the Wilson bill passed. Next to the lumber camps and saw mills, the mines of the upper peninsula employ more men and pay out more in wages than any other single indus try in the state. In 1892, before tho alection turned the country over to the Democracy, many of the iron mines of northern Michigan were running night and day shifts, with as large a force of men as they could work to advantage. Wages were good uud the men and Still Our Great Sale has been a Grand Success, and we will Continue to Sell Goods at the same Great Cut Prices Until November 1st. Our Stock is too Large, and it must be reduced and turned into Boys' Shoes 2.GO, 2.00 nnd l.7G at GO Cts. Men's Shoos tf.OO, 2.GO,nnd 'J.OO at $1.00. We are Belding Co Eddy k. their families were liberal purchasers of clothing and of all food products. With the threat of tariff changes came reduced prices for iron ore, and the threat was followed by the enactment Df the Wilson tariff, which dealt to Iron manufacture a heavier blow than to any other branch of manufacture xcept that of woolen goods. Within one year after its enactment that law "doubled the importation of bar iron, destroyed the cotton industry in this country and closed up the factories, Almost doubled the imports of steel In gots and blooms, and increased the im ports of tin plate." The direct result of these increased imports is a lessened Jemand for American iron ore and the vil is aggravated by the general de pression of business caused, in part, by the same tariff. The result is disas trous to the Michigan mining district. During the past six weeks, when ope rations ought to have been more active than at any other time in the year, mine after mine has ceased work, and In some cases the pumps even have been stopped, allowing the mines to fill with .water. Many of the miners, instead of Wing the most liberal of purchasers, are likely, during the com ing winter, to require aid from public appropriations or private charity. The purchasing and consuming power of thousands of families has thus been seriously impaired. Not only that, but many of them have become producers of farm and garden products When the miners were earning from $2.50 to S3. SO a day, with plenty of work, they had neither time nor inclination to work farm or garden under the disad rantagsof soil and climate that exist in that region. Hut. under the stress of enforced Idleness and reduced pay, they have undertaken both. Last winter witnessed the novel spectacle of farm ers' institutes in a regiou which before that had possessed little of tho quality of an agricultural district, and another series of institutes has been arranged for this winter. The Wilson tariff has Ihun helped to destroy a Rood market and to raise a competitor. Do tho farmers of lower Michigan want Tour years more of It? All the prosperity enjoyed by the American people, from the founding of the United States down to the present time, has been under the reign of pro tective principles; and all the hard times suffered by the American people have leen preceded either by a heavy reduction of the duties on Imports, or by a threat of such reduction, or by insufficient protection, thus refuting ill free trade theories on the subject -I). II. Mason. Itucklen'a Arnica Naive. Tho best salve In tho world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fover sores, tetter, chapped hands,chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, and poa itlyely cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction or money refunded. I'rico 25 cents per box. For sale by Holmes &. uonnell. Coetlnnaes ! CA OSS. Agents for the Celebrated Snag Proof Rubbers. JB&r&mns ! IP All Work Guaranteed. 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We have sold to people that have been in the habit of Buying Inferior Goods, and after looking over our Goods bought of us You will do the same. Don't forget the place- H. A. LOEWE, THE TAILOR. Rally Round tie Flag FOR Sound Money, National Honor, Home Prosperity. CENTS. THE BANNER.