'ROUND ABOUT US.
J VWSIJ UVUlS J Uinvi viv
y of Special Correspondents. i
Fred Millard of Holding was in town,
Miss Moxson of Greenville was in
Miss Allie Clements is spending the
week in Holding.
Mrs. John Currlo was in Ionia on
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.
Dr. and Mrs. McDonald are spend
ing a few days among relatives in
Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Houghs of
Helding were guests of Mrs. White,
Misses Ola Ilamman and Allie Clem
ents went to Grand Ledge on the Sun
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
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Towne's little
baby died Sunday and the funeral ser
vices were held at Green's church
Joo Anderson Is building a new
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
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
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
Kev. Frank Knapp of Hersey
preached at the Hlystone school house
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
G. E. Tower Is in attendance at the
M. A. C.
Geo King is threshing with the Con
Mr. Hutton has erected a shed to
cover his beans.
Farmers in this vicinity are quite
busy cutting corn and finishing seed
Geo. Kellogg has threshed 60 bushels
of oats raised on throe-quarters of an
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Holliday and
Aaron Hutton took In the fair at Ionia
Samuel Davis expects to go to Ionia
Saturday, October 2, where he ha3
Lady Honalr entered in a race against
McKinley Wilkes of Helding.
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Mrs. Colburn of Sparta Sundayed at
Harry Osgood and family Sundayed
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
Mrs. Mark Hoppough and father re
turned from their visit in York state
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
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
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,
NO TKI.KI'IION K IN IIKAVKN.
"Now, I can wait on baby," the nmtllnK mer
As he tttooped and softly toyed with the golden,
"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
An' papa cries ho much I dess he must be lone
Tell her to turn to baby, 'tause at nltfht I dit so
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
Fum the awful punchln' Muddy gave It wlf his
An' ain't nobody to fix H lnce mamma went
An' poor Mttle lonesome dolly's dlttln' thinner
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SPECIAL MARKET LETTER
The following market letter is fur
Uished us by McLain Hi to. & Co.,
Commission Merchants, lliulto build
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
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
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,
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,
You will find the greatest values you ever saw. In
We have GREAT BARGAINS. Don't buy a dol
lars's worth of Clothing 'till you see the good things
we have for you.
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
We handle Lehigh Coal.
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.
The New York
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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
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AMroHs nil onlers
Writ vmip nsifrm mxl fuMr' on a iKtstftl
un HtiiMinir, Now York City, ami a sample
maile i to you.
OU WIU. KIND IT KASIKR TO SAVE
MONKY THAN IT IS TO KARN IT. IN
J. T. WEBBER,
RUTAN & CO.
Best in the World.
the largest and best assort
ever brought to Beldingf
are direct from the factor!
in stock a large assortmen
Boston Rubbers, make of 'J
wear than old goods carrie
ab the Banner Offic
Farmers and Villagei
Fathers and Hothers
Sons and Daughters,
All the Family.
business interests. lo meet
less space and prominence, il
TRIHUNK has labored fron
won its greatest victories.
put forth, and money freely s
rnnl. urnd it to (Jeo. W. Best. Room
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