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J VWSIJ UVUlS J Uinvi viv y of Special Correspondents. i ORLEANS. Fred Millard of Holding was in town, Monday. Miss Moxson of Greenville was in town, Thursday. Miss Allie Clements is spending the week in Holding. Mrs. John Currlo was in Ionia on business, Friday. Dr. Covllleof Helding was in town on business, Tuesday. Geo. Iloyt and wife Sundayed among relatives of Long Lake. Grandma Lane is entertaining her daughter from Chicago. A good many of our citizens attended the Ionia fair last week. Miss Ivalena Greenop Is attending school at Monroe, Mich. Chas. l'ixley has been In, town buy ing potatoes the past week. Master Ned Wilder of Helding was at Woodard Lake, Saturday. Louis Sagendorf and Fred Ireland of Helding were in town, Friday; Mrs. Mary Snyder of Cook's Corners Sundayed with Mrs. O. Purdy. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Clements Sun dayed with Grand Kapids relatives. Mrs. A. Alderman is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Tom Welch of Ionia. Frank Itoblnson occupied the pulpit in the M. K. church Sunday evening. A.J. Hale and Amos Palmer were in Detroit buying uew goods, Friday. L. Mount and family of Fairplalns were visitors at Geo. Purdy's, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Purdy were in Helding, Sunday guest9 at C. E. Hubbs'. Dr. and Mrs. McDonald are spend ing a few days among relatives in Detroit. Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Houghs of Helding were guests of Mrs. White, Saturday. Misses Ola Ilamman and Allie Clem ents went to Grand Ledge on the Sun day excursion. Rev. A. K. Stewart is attending the M. E. conference and his family Is with relatives in Hastings. Alfred Palmer recently sold UK); lambs to western parties for some thing over $800. That's better than free wool. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Towne's little baby died Sunday and the funeral ser vices were held at Green's church Tuesday afternoon. - FAIRPLAINS. Joo Anderson Is building a new house. Laura Emmons is working for Mrs. Sam Harriraan this week. Quito a number of the Fenwickites attended the fair at Ionia. Percy Jenks and wife were at the union Sunday school, Sunday. Earl Jenks and wife of Shanty Plains attended the reunion at Big Itapids. Laura Emmons spent Saturday afternoon with Erma Snyder at Fen wick. The Free Methodist Elder has moved into the Eugene Kennels' houso at Fenwlck. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Potter of Helding spent Sunday In Hushnell with his niece, Mrs. Warren Hasemer. A relitf agent was called to Fen wick to take Mr. Kercher's place while he went to Detroit. His wife's mother, Mrs. Dr. Osborn is very sick. A chicken pie social was held at H. C. Loree's Thursday night by the ladles of the M. E. church of Fenwick. There was over 80 took supper with them. KIDDVILLE. Miss Satie Hlystone Is attending school at Big Rapids. Mrs. K. Spencer and son, Charley, was In Sheridan Thursday. Gen. J. II. Kidd of Ionia visited his father, James Kidd, Sunday. Miss Hattie Harroun of Helding vis ited Miss Jennie Haby Sunday and Monday. Kev. Frank Knapp of Hersey preached at the Hlystone school house September h. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Howard and daughter of Wood's Corners called on Mrs. J. T. Kaby Sunday. Messrs. S. Nichols, K. Nichols, Chas. Murray and Omar Sharpe went to the Ionia fair on their wheels Friday. Mr. Elon Murray and Ed. Pierce, with their lM;st girls, drove to the fair the same day. BARTONVILLE. G. E. Tower Is in attendance at the M. A. C. Geo King is threshing with the Con don boys. Mr. Hutton has erected a shed to cover his beans. Farmers in this vicinity are quite busy cutting corn and finishing seed ing. Geo. Kellogg has threshed 60 bushels of oats raised on throe-quarters of an acre. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Holliday and Aaron Hutton took In the fair at Ionia last week. Samuel Davis expects to go to Ionia Saturday, October 2, where he ha3 Lady Honalr entered in a race against McKinley Wilkes of Helding. xiv uy iii,v uiviiiivi o kjl ityy SMYRNA. Mrs. Colburn of Sparta Sundayed at K. Ellis'. Harry Osgood and family Sundayed in Smyrna. Mrs. A. II. Norton is visltinir in Big Kapids this week. Mr. and Mrs. John Purdy spent Sun day In Hartonville. Khoda and Millie Dickens visited their grandma in Alton last Sunday. Dewey Hammond and wife of Or leans visited at O. S. Osborn'a last week. Mrs. Mark Hoppough and father re turned from their visit in York state last week. Fred Klch is batching it in that big house on the farm. Now girls some of you do take pity on him. Mrs. P. Curtis of Lansing, and Mrs. K. Uradish of Otisco, visited at II. Skellenger's last Saturday. Miss Myrta Ellis commenced her school in the Hotchkiss district this week. She will board at home and drive to her school. MINI) YOUK woitns. Words have great jxjwer. Thought unexpressed is u hidden force. A spoken thought becomes a thing of life. It is an arrow piercing the heart and felt for a lifetime, or it may be a gift that lasts forever, breathing sweetest incense, blessing the heart that has re ceived it and bestowing constant and purest joy. "Silence is golden. Speech is silver." To know when and where to apply the gold of silence or to give the sliver of sjeeeh is one of the line arts. A word once sent forth can not be recalled. It is gone forever on its path of joy or borrow. Many a per son would give worlds to recall one single thoughtlessly spoken word a word that gave sorrow and pain and despair to some sensitive heart. It is of no use. The word has gone forth. It comes no more back. All the hon eyed phrases, all the sweet love words in the language, cannot rub out that one word, that had its mission for grief or gladness. If for gladness, there is no wish to recall it, for it Is that which giveth sorrow and pain that people desire to recall. Then be careful of your words. Strive that they be always gentle, lov ing, and humane that they may give peace and hoje instead of pain and woe. Many a word at random spoken. May heal or wound a heart that's broken. "My boy came home from school one day with his hand badly lacerated and bleeding, and suffering great pain, says Mr. E. J. Schall, with Meyer Bros. Drug Co., St. Louis, Mo. I dressed the wound, and applied Cham berlain's Pain Halm freely. All pain ceased and in a remarkably short time It healed without leaving a scar, v or wounds, sprains, swellings and rheu matism, 1 know of no medicine or pre scription equal to it. I consider it a household neceHSity. ' The -;e ana 50c sizes for sale by Fisk Hangs, Drug gist. lie that holds fast the golden mean, And lives contentedly between The little and tiie grt-at. Feels not the wants that ulni-h the poor. Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door Kmblttcnntf all bis state. Jtlght In It. That's where Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is. The greatest remedy for the stomach that was ever put to gether. Absolutely vegetable with the exception of the Pepsin. Are you constipated? Then try Syrup Pepsin. Have you IndiirestloR or sick Head ache? Then use Syrup Pepsin. Spend 10c for a trial bottle and you will bo convinced. Largo sizes 60c and $1.00. A true family remedy. At Fisk Bangs Druggist. " It takes something more than femini nity to make a true woman. There must be life and character, and these adorned, beautified and hallowed by friendship, love and truth, radiate forth into the world, making others better and happier. Ex. It Kaven the t'roiipy Children. Ska view, Va. We. have a splendid sale on Chamberlain's Cough Kemedy, and our customers cominj from far and near, speak of It In the highest terms. Many have said that their children would have died of croup If Chamber lain's Cough Kemedy had not been given, KELLAM & OUKKEN. The 2fc and iiOe sizes for sale by Fisk Hangs, Druggist. NO TKI.KI'IION K IN IIKAVKN. "Now, I can wait on baby," the nmtllnK mer chant milu, As he tttooped and softly toyed with the golden, curly head. "I want oo' to 'tall up mamma," came the ans wer full and free, 'Vlf yo' telephone an' ast her when nhe'8 turn ing back to me. "Tell her I'm ho lonesome 'at I don't know what to do, An' papa cries ho much I dess he must be lone Home, too; Tell her to turn to baby, 'tause at nltfht I dit so 'frald, Wlf nobody dere to tlss ir.e, when the light be dins to fade. "All fro de day I wants her, for my dolly's dot no tored, Fum the awful punchln' Muddy gave It wlf his Mttle sword; An' ain't nobody to fix H lnce mamma went away, An' poor Mttle lonesome dolly's dlttln' thinner every day." "My child." the merchant murmured, as ho stroked the anxious brow, There's no telephone connection where your motner lives at now. "Alnt no telephone In heaven?" and tears sprang to her eyes, "I fout dat (Sod had cvor'flntf wlf him up In the Atlanta Constitution. WK I)H INK ANIMALS. THOUSAND LIVING CREATURES IN EVERY GLASS OF WATER. Mot of Them Art llanulea. However, mid Their l'rriwucn Need Ocrlou No Alarm tjueer Mittpra of the Allcro-or-(kiiliiiii-Soine That Are Dangerous. It is a popular fallacy that each drop of water we drink is teeming with more or 1cm pernicious germs and that every time a thirsty man consumes a glass of nature's beverage he runs the risk of engulfing a choico and varied assort ment of typhoid bacilli, scarlet fever micrococci and other unspeakable mi croscopic monstroHitios. The idea Ih all wrong, of course, but there is some truth in it that port of half truth that is ofttiincs worse than no truth at all. That time ure micro-organisms in the purest water is perfectly true. Even distilled water is not quite free from them. Hut they are mostly quite harm less, good jiaturcd little chaps, with no xnoro malice, so to Fpcak, in their com position than u 2 months-old haby. In all there have been discovered in ordinary uufiltered city water about TIIK CYCLOPS. 1,600 species, and an average sized tumbler of drinking water will contain from 500 to J ,000. Hut do not Le alarmed and proceed to forswear "Adam's ale" for some more potent beverage. They are so infinitely tiny that if it were possible for a man to drink all the water that ran through his tap in a week ho would not have consumed more than one hundredth part of an ounce of foreign matter. One of the most common organisms found in water is the amoeba. It is one of the lowest forms of animal life, be ing really nothing more than a piece of jelly. Amoebm are quite as nutritious as gelatine, and when it is reflected that it would tako about 50,000.000 of them to make a decent sized pudding no one need shudder if he unconsciously drink a couple in a glass of water. Another wild looking but perfectly harmless little beast is the sun animal cule. It is ulso jellylike, and the formi dable spines aro softer than the finest down. The infusoria are among the prettiest as well as the smallest of all micro-organisms. They average about one-two-thousandths of an inch in diameter, and an army corps of them would find no difficulty in drilling on the point of a needle. They make good infinitesimal fish food. They can make water very unpleasant to drink by imparting to it a fishy taste and odor, but to do this there must bo at least 400,000 in each cnbio inch of water, whereas up to now there have never been found in ordinary drinking water more than 1,000 per cu bic inch. Perhaps the most pleasing creatures yet discovered in the water we drink, and the kind most calculated to shake the firmness of even the stanchest of teetotalers, is the cy clops. It is a member of the great family of Crustacea, to which lobsters and shrimps and crabs belong, and is exactly liko them in shaie. If the one shown in the sketch could bo made one thousand times as big as he is, ho would be as large as a shrimp. Among the microscopic plants found in ordinary drinking water are many very beautiful forms.' One of tho com monest is tho desmid, which is exactly like a tiny cabbage. It is probablo, too, that in proportion to its size it is quite as nutritious. Tho diatoms aro another very com mon class of water plant and present an endless variety of forms. Some of them glido slowly to and fro like fairy boats; others are in chains and many live togethe r in colonies. They all have glass cases, beautifully marked. In fact, they are mere minute specks of jelly with tho thinnest of glass walls and are warranted not to scratch. The only really dangerous classes of plants to be found in drinking water belong to the bacteria. Many of these, however, are not at all harmful. They live and thrive and flourish in our bod ies just as they do in their native ele ment, but we feel no ill effects. But once let the typhoid germ, or the diphtheria bacillus, or tho still more deadly plant that is responsible for cholera find lodgment in our systems and we have inadvertently admitted a poison producing agent which not all the medical skill will be able to elimi nate until it has run its course. New York Herald. Cucumber Cream For Sunburn. It is a well known fact among French women that tho juice of green cucum bers forms a very pleasant remedy for sunburns and the like. To preparo a most valuablo cucumber cream, take 2 large green cucumbers that are just on tho verge of becoming yellow. Cut them into small piece s and press out the juice1. They will yield abemt 2 ounces of juice. Take 4 ounce's of almond oil, one-half ounco of spe rmaceti and one-half ounce of white wax. I'ut these? together in a cup and place? in a bowl of boiling wa ter until dissolved. Then take tho cu camber juice and pour over the mixturo and stir until dissolved. The cream is now ready for use. Popular Science News. Cartridges tested by the Itoeutgen rays to determine if they have been carefully loaded are offered for sale by a London gunsmith. Louisiana levee repairing employs 111,000 men. SPECIAL MARKET LETTER The following market letter is fur Uished us by McLain Hi to. & Co., Commission Merchants, lliulto build ing, Chicago: The bank clearlncrs of the country timing the past week show a decided improvement when compared with the previous week, notwithstanding the de rrease at tho south in consequence of Willow lever apprehensions, and are the Invest for a like period sinete? the second wee !; in August. The continued move i. icnt of grain in large volume affords i ncouiageinent fir holders of railva hare's, and is the chief element ol it length in the stock market. 1 he outward movement ef agricul tural product.-, kee'ps foreign exchange i. eat the gold importing point, and an iulliix would toon begin were it not foi the How ol se mities from Ktigland. which settles 1 1 f ile balances of that country without the necessity of its I ;ti ting with the pre cious metal. The luge purchases of wheat by France promise a gold movement from thai country t- ours at no distant day. The wheat situation remains much the same save in its speculativo feat uies, the recent decline having ronsid ei nbly inn east d Hie s- lun t interest, leaving it in position to be rapidh . dvanced whenever auvthiiig of . i lengthening nature is injected into the daily news. The supply and demand relations are liow so Ileal deiel inilied. and their icntills aie .so I a voi aba- to lite export ing countries, that even though the market be unduly depressed by the pressure of increasing spring wheat r ceipts and the offerings of aggressive hhoit sellers, an assured export demand vx ill doubtless assert itself and cause a recovery from all such depressions. The northern hemisphere ci ops are now pra tically serine d, and their out 1 1 in and condition fairly well deter mined, and there are? no substantial leasons for raising the earlier e timates of their pioini.se; in fact in some of the larger Kuropcau countries it has been necessary to lower the estimates; in Fram e and Italy especially aie the re sults disappointing, the olH ial returns show ing a shoi lage of about eighty-lhg millions ol bushels in the fo iner and L 'v-'ix millions in tlx latin. The latest estimate's of the London Iia'inr imlicatclhal Ivirocan imporliuge'oiin tries will le-quire fr m exporting e-oun-hies during the crop ear 4!H,Ooo,(M0 I m ol wheat, a quantity large enough to absorb all the prospective supplies, and to ra.se doubts as to the possibility id securing so great an amount. With an export demand such as these? ligures suggest, and the probability of a de eiease in llussian shipments, which late- advices from that country indicate?, the outlook for American farmers r pi m isi n ' indeed. The future of the market largely de pends on t he Ktissian movement; if it leci eases materially there will be but litile to pieveut a .substantial recovery in pi ices :roin every break, and possi bly an upward movi nient that w ill sur prise the tiade. The southern hemi "phe'ie crops are several months from iiiaturit) , and can afford no relief for an over.-old inaiket; their excellent lioni se will encoiuage short selling and prove an element of strength by eieal ing an excessive slant interest, to be pioVlded for. OiircxpoiiM are now very large?, and show no indicat ionsof abatement; such a Iree' outward movement will absorb vlieat enough lo prevent the first rush id noi thwcsU'in wheat from bee'oming inn deiiMiuie. and will prevent excessi e iceiiniulat ion before? it 's over. Winter wheat f'ai iners see-in disposed to await developments before parting with their i eserves. ami without liberal receipts from that source the spring wheat movement will not alarm the trade. Crop returns from the northwest necessitate a lowering of previous esti mates, and advices from the Pacific Coast state that considerable damage lias been sustained in Oregon and Washington by unwelcome rains. Farmers in winter wheat section are piepaiing to sow a huge area to wheat, (he Ineaking of the drouth having left ihcgr und in a more favorable state for plowing. The lecenl lieak in corn lias elim inated from the market a large vol ume of speculative holdings, and hai increased the short interest; the steady advance preceding the break not only created a huge scattered long interest, hut also increased the movement from lirsi hands and decreased the export and eastern consumptive demand, ihcifh adding rapidly to the in -store Mocks; ! he decline will not only change the speculative ituation by reversing I he long and short interests, but w ill also serve to check interior marketings and again enlarge the demand. How ever right the theor.es of a short crop nay be, they are iniotent to create an immediate constinipthe demand tot a present oversupply, and operators lor an advance must await with patience the time when the shortage will be manifest in the supply. Corn when compared with wheat is low, and if any thing occurs to materi ally advance the latter it w ill doubtless cause a speculative demand for the former which w ill prov ide for any tem porary excess in receipts. Country deal ers are accepting fewer bids, foreshad owing decreased receipts as soon as the grain in transit arrives at its destina tion. The premiums existing for de ferreif futures will naturally tend to restrict the country movement by offer ing unusual inducements for carrying the grain in cribs or in elevators. The visible supply erf grain in the United States and Canada shows the following changes for the past week: Wheat increased 1,374,000 bu, corn in creased 133,000 bu and oats icrease 1.0i2 000 bu Hello! Did you say that you were not feel ing well and that your stomach was out of order? Well then, try a bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup l'epsin and you aro sure of relief. Constipation and Indigestion cured. Sick headache cured. Greatest beon to mankind and Is being appreciated by thousands. 10c will get you a trial size bottle. Larger sl.cs iOo and $1. Of Fisk Dangs, Drug gist. To heal tho broken and diseased tis sues, to sootho tho irritated surfaces, to Instantly relievo and to icrmanont ly cure? is the mission of DoWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. W. I. Benedict, Druggist. No man or woman can enjoy llfo or accomplish much In this world while suffering from a torpid liver. De- Witt's Little Karly Risers, tho pills that cleanso that organ, quickly. W. I. Benedict, Druggist. If You Take Advantage Of Our Bankrupt Sale, OVERCOATS, ULSTERS, SUITS, MACKINTOSHES, UNDERWEAR, You will find the greatest values you ever saw. In ODD SUITS We have GREAT BARGAINS. Don't buy a dol lars's worth of Clothing 'till you see the good things we have for you. Main St. GXDGXDGXDG $1000 IN j t AS just been expended in adding new fo Bolting Machinery to our mill, and we now have the finest equipped and best working mill in Ionia Ce. Our Flours are unsurpassed for Purity and Quality, and to convince all bread eaters in this com munity of this fact we offer for the next 30 (lays a reduction of 2oc per IOO lbs. on our Flours as a trial order from our new mill. E. We handle Lehigh Coal. )XiXDGKSOQ0O(DOO The City Shoe Store I S now receiving M ment of Shoes Most of our goods and warranted to We now have of the old reliable will give better over. Your trade is solicited. THE CITY SHOE STORE, E. R. Spencer, Prop. PRINTING The New York With the close of the Presidential campaign TIIK TRIHt recognizes the fact that the American people are now anxiou give their attention to home and condition, politics will have far another State or National occasion demands a renewal of the for the principles for which TIIK inception to the present clay, and Kvery possible effort will be to make TIIK WKKKKY I RIlJUNh preeminently a NATIOJ FAMILY NKWSPAPKR, interesting, instructive, entertai and indespcnsablc to each member of the family. 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