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H. LAl'ti AM, R. COWDIN. Kditor UunlncHS Manager HURSDAY, SKIT. 23, 1897. There are now 43 Republicans In the jenate, 32 silver Democrats, 5 silver Republicans, so-called, 5 Populists, nd 3 sound-money Democrats. The Jeath of Senator George and tho ab- nce of a senator from Oregon leaves le total number bi.t 8. With a lie- ubllcan seated from Oregon, and ono ected in Ohio, that party would, with po co-optration of one Populist, con- ol the senate. Even if a Democrat Jure appointed to succeed Senator orge, it is considered probable that least one of tho Populists would co Verate with tho Kepubllcans, thus nving that party in control of tho nate with tho aid of the vice-presi- nt's vote. Thirty-one seats in tho hate are to bo tilled between now and irch 4, 18U9. Eleven of these are w filled by Republicans, fifteen by ver Democrats, two by Populists, k by silver Republicans, and ono by Vound-money Democrat. It is con ued that tho Republicans will elect lators from Maine, Vermont, Massa- isetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, nnsvlvania, Iowa, Michigan, and Vinesota; the Democrats in Virginia, rlda, South Carolina, Texas, and bably Missouri and Tennessee; and silveriles in Nevada, Montana and Vh. With the Ohio Republicans bessful this fall, the Republican ty is practically sure of 41 votes in senate in the last half of McKin- s term, and the silver Democrats he establishments of postal savings k is no new idea and it has been ad ited in the past by many able men. the scheme has a new friend in Jtraaster General Gary. That gen- pan is quoted as saying: "1 am in r of the postal savings bank plan Luse I believe it will confer great fits on people who live in out-of- jway places where they are deprived 1 banking facilities. If put in oper 1 it will bring out many thousands, aps millions of money now hoard- way in chimneys, stockings or "8, and will give thousands of peo in interest in the government, said that a national debt is a nal blessing; but a national bank is kind would be even more of ' Mr. Gary's support will doubt jlve the movement a great im ., nor has he been idle in prepar- "ihe munitons of war. For six hs, Mr. Gary says, he has been :ting information about the work )f the ostal saving bank of other Vries, and the results of bis inves- ton are to be embodied in his an- l-'eport to the President and may ippear in the draft of a bill lor fctablishtnent of a system of sav- nstltutions which he will present gress in December. r the southern two-thirds and settled sections of Minnesota, all lebts are being paid more gener k&n ever before, farmers aro pil p money in the banks and it Klike a grand mortgage-lifting ign this winter. Tho fall in tho !5t rate on well seen red farm as remarkable in Minnesota as l:e phenomenon is in Kansas. uch of the money on goodsecur- now easy at 5 to 8 per cent., s for several years up to this r the pievaillng rates were G to ent. Orange Judd Farmer. 1 theory of a close relation be- Hrices of silver and farm pro- jiaa received another back-set lie recent statements of tho uf the cotton crops. The in- oi value in the United States r compared with two years ago 30,000,000, although the quan Juced is much less. When it lered that silver has fallen 110 ,. in value meantime, it is hard ne how the silver theorists ex is advance. They haven't the a famine abroad" as an excuse Q x-candidate Bryan kindly tell 'era how it Is that Ohio XX icti sold in New York at 17 pound one year ago, is uow g 20 in that market? Here U .pso of more than 60 per cent. phen silver as falling 20 per el no "famine" to charge it up if. r Diimous poetical pettifoggery, body believes. "Being paid tje mortgage holders taking a wnil 'ranplinL'M the debt. !elf-same sort of prosperity Is 11 n Nebraska and tho Dakotas. andard. uut the Orange Judd Farmer's lions and reports. More ,4po-Htlfoggery?" chlgan Farmer, of Detroit, ehat Michigan wool will be je Boston market next year tr?nts; Michigan delaine, 20 lev, Michigan line unwaMicu '-blood unwashed, 20 to 21 ls trust this prediction may ,1.1 . lI. Lemon internal reveuno f ,,as apK)luted B. J. Lowrey 0je Howard City Record as Could n t have pu ked out THIS AND THAT. New From Here anil There Coudented Fur Our Headers C. B. Johnson is tho new postmaster at Palo. Sunday school rally day at Ionia Saturday, held at the fair ground. Clara Miles is homo from Holding for a three weeks' visit. Coral News. Greenville exject8 to have a big day there tomorrow (Friday) with its Good Roads League meeting. The facilities for getting rich in the Klondike are only surpassed by the fa cilities for starving or freezing to death. The St. Johns village council asked tho marshal to resign and avoid being removed for neglect of duty. Mrs. K. S. Stebbins has been visiting friends in Langston and Beldlng this week. Stanton Herald. Miss Hattie Wortman of Beldlng, has been spending the past week hero and in this vicinity visiting friends. Palo Post. After a thorough investigation of the Ludwig Herman supposed murder, tho sheriff and ollicers have decided that it was a case of suicide. Mrs. Ann Hall, of Ionia, died Tues day. She was 75 years of ago and was the widow of Hon. Frederick Hall. She was probably tho wealthiest per son in the county. The Merchants and Manufacturers exchange of Detroit at their last meet ing jumped onto the interchangeable mileage book adopted by tho railroads, and done it hard too. Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Lewis of Ionia and their three children were taken violently ill with symptoms of poison ing Monday morning. Tho family ate peaches for lunch Sunday night and some physicians ascribe their illness to the fact that probably the fruit was atTected by yellows. All five will re cover. G. S. Llnderman, an aged widower who lived alone, was found dead in h!s bed Saturday morning at Muir. Ap pearances indicate that he had been dead at least two days. He had been on the decline for several weeks, Dr. D. C. Smith being ills attending physi cian. Tho doctor and others tried to persuade him to have a house-keeper and nurse. Although he was a man of considerable means he declined to Incur the expense. State Oil Inspector S. W. LaDue, of Coral, was in town Thursday. If he had remained here until after dark and undertook to made his escape by artlticlal light made from oil peddled around by the Standard Oil Co., he would have paid for a night's lodging before he left town. The "cheap John" oil is enough to make a saint swear, who allowing us to judge is in outer darkness in consequence of miserable ioor oil. Edmoro Journal. Getting pretty late in the season for finh stories but the Muir Tribuue springs this: C. B. Halsted caught a pickerel a few days ago that had evi dently been having fun with the boys. It was a big fellow that in health would have weighed fifteen or sixteen pounds but which in reality only weighed about four pounds. Four fish-hooks in Its stomach and gills rep resented the failure of four fishermen to land him, and prevented him from eating, so that he was slowly starving to death. Oscar Lane and Andrew Cauavan living near Long Lake were arrested Monday on complaint of John Sayler, a neighbor. SherllT Jordan served the warrants and this morning they were arraigned before Justice Curry charg ed with being drunk ond disorderly. In the case of Canavan, who is an old man and a pensioner, a plea ofguilty" was entered and ho was allowed to go on suspended sentence. Lane pleaded "not guilty" and his examination will be held on Oct. 5. Sheriff Jordan, in his search for testimony in the Her man case, ran onto this gang at the home of Barry Clark, near Long Lake, and he says it was a pretty drunk crowd. Neighbors complain of the goings on at Clark's, and the arrest of Canavan and Lane is only a prelimi nary steps toward stopping the nuis ance. The old man had just drawn his pension and had a gallon of whiskey in tho house besides a pretty good skin full when picked up Jy the sheriff. Ionia Sentinel. Public-spirited citizens of Grand Rapids are making arrangements for a season of fun unprecedented in the his tory of that or any other city. Four days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 20 to 29 inclusive are to be given up to festivities. Tho arrangements for the affair are in tho hands of a lariro committee of well known kuslness men, and Col. M. A. Aldrieh is director general. Some idea of the Immensity and interest of the carnival may be gathered from the following outlino of the program: Tuesday, Oct. 20 Governor's day governor nngree anu sian ana ex Governors Alger, Luco and Rich aro to be invited as tho special gucstsj of day. Wednesday, Oct. 27 Fraternal day. This day will be given up to fes tivities by fraternal organizations. Thursday, Octolxr 2S Industrial day. This day will be devoted to displays of organized lalor and tho products of the manufactories of Grand Rapids. Friday, () t. 2!-Carnival day. This day will eloso the session of festivities with everything and everylsxly in car- nival attire. During tho entiro four days, there will bo a Midway Plalsance and all sorts of shows and all kinds of fun In the streets. Low rates will bo given on all tho railroads, and excur sion trains will run to Grand Rapids from all directions. Tho following letter was recently re ceived from W. II. Schrooder by his family from tho Klondike country. Mr. Schroeder was formerly postmaster at Lake Ann In Grand Traverse county and went to Alaska about a year ago: "Dawson, N. T. W., Canada, July 14, 1807. I came hereto buy winter grub. This is a better place than last camp at tho Inlet. Dollars are about as plentiful as pennies aro in some places. I worked 12 days and 8 hours and made $192, or $10 per day. But lots of people aro coming in every day, so labor will bo down to $10 soon. I am not working now, but am prospect ing; have a claim, if I can hold it, that is worth some money, so it will take from now till fall to cut wood, sink shaft, build cabin for tho winter and so get ready for work. Men hero spend their money as fast as they make it. Some havo spent $300 since they came into town and now are broke, but they have good ground left. Potatoes are worth $1.00, bacon $1.00 per pound, beans 2."c, rolled oats 2oc per pound, and everything in tho same propor tion. Would not ad vise any one to come here, as they take their lives In their hands in coming, as it is danger ous. Would not take tho trip again for $2,000. Just to como down tho river at one place we go a mllo in less than a minute and at other places if it was not for good management we should havo been drowned. But now we are out of danger as the river here is not swift, so you need not worry, as 1 can get here to write often, and after my grub gets on the creek I will not 1x3 down until spring." The republic of Honduras lias practi cally sold out to a syndicate of Amer ican capitalists. This combination of capital is known as tho Valentino syn dicate, with headquarters in New York. The Honduras government has agreed to surrender all Its governmental func tions to tho syndicate, Tho latter will begin operations by October 1, when $1,000,000 is to bo paid to carry on the expenses of tho Honduras government, and the government is to turn over to the syndicate all its revenues, and the latter is to control all tho custom houses, etc., to reimburse itself. Some of the money has already been paid. The syndicate also agrees to relieve the Honduras government of all re sponsibility for the foreign debt of $3o,000,000, owed in England, and will compromise or settle with the foreign creditors. This arrangement seems to satisfy the Honduras officials, who will have fixed incomes with a solid treas ury to draw from, and no trouble in collecting revenue for government ex penses. Tennessee's centennial exposition at Nashville is surpassing ail records in exposition finances If the attendance continues as large as heretofore it will pay back to the stockholders dollar for dollar and possibly a small divi dend in addition. It was an ambitious project to launch in the depth of a bus iness depression, and this success shows that the times have not been half as hard as the talk. CAIlll OF THANKS. We extend to our many friends and neighbors who gave us their spmpathy and assistance in our recent afllietion. the sickness and death of Lucinda Slawson Day, our heartfelt thanks. We thoroughly appreciate the many favors and kindness shown us. oscak A. Day and Family, Mrs. Anna slawson, Mks. L. H. Wkkks. Something to Impend on. 6 Mr. James Jones, of tho drug firm of Jones & Son, Cowden, 111., In speaking of Dr. King's New Discovery, says that last winter his wife was attacked with La Grippe, and her caso grew so ser ious that physicians at Cowden and Panna could do nothing for her. It seemed to develop into Hasty Con sumption. Having Dr. King's New Discovery in store, and selling lots of it, ho took a bottle home, and to tho surpriso of all she began to get better from first dose, and half dozen dollar lottles cured her sound and well. Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump tion, Coughs and Colds is guaranteed to do this good work. Try it. Free trial bottles at Fisk Bangs' i)rug Store. GRATTAN-VERGENNES. Chas. Jakeway Is on tho sick list. Len Gray is nursing a sore thumb. Little child of J. Kropf Is very sick. Tho applo dryers aro commencing to boom. Mr. Gray killed a largo owl Friday night. Arthur Weeks is tho proud owner of a wheel. Little Grace Gray is visiting at S. Rennells. John Rennells is canvassing for Dr. Chase's book. P. W. Byrno had a sick horse Sun day morning. Len Gray did not umpire the ball gamo at Grattan Centre. A surpriso party was given at Dick McCeo's Wednesday evening. The frost Monday night nipped a young man's moustache, not far away. Ham Blaser is putting in sixteen acres of wheat on the Flanagan farm. Miss Agnes Walch returned to Grand Rapids, Saturday, where she is work ing. The frost of Monday night changed the color of otato vines and also pota to bugs. A lady in this vicinity put a quilt on the frames a 4 o'clock and completed it at 0 o'clock. Who can beat that. Old People. (5) Old people who require medicine to regulate tho IkjwcIs and kidneys will find the true remedy in Electric Bit ters. This medicine does not stimulate and contains no whiskey nor other in toxicant, but acts as a tonic and alterative. It acts mildly on tho stomach and bowels, adding strength and giving tone to tho organs, therebv aiding nature in tho jerformanco of the functions. Electric Bitters is an excellent appetizer and aids digestion. Old peoplo find it just exactly what they need. Fifty cents and $1.00 per bottle at Fisk Bangs' Drug Store. In choosing bulbs, especially hya cinths, purchasers should remember that the heaviest, plumpest ones, with the smoothest, glossiest skin, are the best. Some kinds aro naturally larger and smoother thau others, but even among the smallest and roughest there is choice, and the bulbs that are least rough and shrunken will be thoso in best condition. The great flagstaff in the arboretum at Kew is one of the most conspicuous landmarks of the neighborhood. It is the second of two spars which were pre sented to the Royal gardens by Mr. Ed ward Stamp of the him of Messrs. An derson, Anderson & Co. The first was from British Columbia and was 118 feet in length. It was broken in the course of erection in 1859. The existing ppar came from Vancouver's island and is 159 feet in length. A farmer of Ozella, Fla., recently found a hairpin made of something like guttapercha four feet below the surface in an Indian shell mound. MILLINERY. GOOD HOMES! J-fOUSKS and Lots can b fo bought of the Helding Huild ing and Loan association cheap and on easy terms. Knquire at their otTice in the new Helding block Cor. Main and Hridge st., also houses to rent and money to loan. ADAM WAUNEIt. NOTICE. We, tho undersigned, do hereby agree to refund tho money on two lu cent bottles of Baxter's Mandrake Bit ters, if it falls to euro constipation, bil iousness, sick headache, or any of the diseases for which it is recommended. Wo also guarantee one bottle to prove satisfactory or money refunded. W. I. Bknkdict, W. A. Burr, Fisk Bangs, holmks & connkll Insuro In tho Old Reliablo WAGNER AGENCY Oflloe In the new Helding block corner of Muln and Mrklge street, Keliling. J'ro Jfisiimnoo n &(attnlt y on City nntl 'nrrii irtpcrty. ADAM WAONER. Who ran think of lome Dimple th lux to latent? Wanted-An Idea PKtct your Men; thy mar trlM you wealth Write JOHN WKUDEKHURN CO., Patent Attor neys. Washington, I). V., tor their fi.Hui prise offer nil list of two hundred lurenilons wanted. I $illinery Opening You arc Cordially Invited to Attend the Winter Opening of c c e c c t t c t c c ? I will have on Exibition all the Latest Styles in Street T and Dress Hats. Parlors over O'Bryon's Dry Goods Store Nil MILLINERY at MISS VAN SLYKE'S FRIDAY and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AND 2D,97 To the Ladies of Beldin and vicinity. It is worth something to know where to get Millinery that is direct from the Centre of Fashion. All we ask is a call and you will know where to go in the future for Millinery that is up-to-date. We show Lon don, Paris and New York fashions exclusively. Ex amine the goods, the style and ask the price. We leave the rest to you judgement. Over llelding SavlngH Hunk. J. HATTIE BURKHOLDER. A LADIES' TOILET TABLE Is not complete without all the mod ern accessories in toilet artices in silver. We have manicure sets, cologne water bottles in silver fili gree work, combs, brushes, hand mirrors, cut glass, smelling salts bottles, with silver or gold tops, hat brushes, and Silver Novelties in new designs. "We sometimes Sleep.' Will Ricaby FOR SILVERWARE. DO YOU WANT A. Range or Heating Stove If so don't fail to come and see me. I am agent for DKTKOIT STOVK WOUKS, PENINSULA It STOVK CO., S II HUMAN S. JHVVKTT & CO., KATHHOKNB, SAIU) & CO., K. 1JKMKNT & SONS, CUANNON STOVK CO., cnilJHEN & SEXTON CO., All of the above are fully guaranteed by makers and warranted by myself. Also have complete stock HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE, BUILDERS HARDWARE, ETO. Thanking you for past favors, I am Yours to please, H. L. PAGE. Tio oo(io'h iiriviirc a People's Grocery ! GOOD THINGS INSIDE VERY basket (hat comes from our store; every ar ticle is the best procurable tor the price and carries with it that feeling of satisfaction which is experienced when much pure wholesome food is bought with little money. Better pay us a visit this week. KINGSLEY & CO. JMi mil I PROSPERITY IS COMING (V hi AND The Variety Store Is making preparations for good times, knowing that Good Goods for little uiont) wins the race. We have a new line of ilno Cntun, ilcnutiTul Dituu r Sots, Clinmbor Sets, Mriss mitl Dwtu'iitotl L,nntps, Gltisswnriy of A I mis. JtirtIliiors unci ?orcr iatst Gmnltownra Cheaper Thuti JSver. Take a look at our !lork before Inlying elsewhere. 8 bars Laundry Soap for J.c. W. A. CHAVE. Main Street. GOLD-. 19 said to be very abundant in tho Klondike country, but to obtain it is u perilous adventure. Hut you run no risk in buying Grocer lea of Reynolds for you can get tho best tho land affords with but uery little Gold value. Aho a good variety of School supplies, consisting of tablets, pens, pencils, ink, mucilage and nice Imx pa per. Just around the corner on Pleasant street. I'oiiMfirif Ntreef. . Reynolds tho Grocer. Speaking; of Drafts Wo respectfully call your attention to tho fact that we issue Drafts that can Ixi cashed at par in any city or town in the United States or Canada. We issue Drafts that can be cashed at par in any European city. Wo issue them all at LOW UATHS. When you desiro to send any money away it matters not where, call buy one. They aro chniii. They aro CONVKNIKNT. Thev are SAFE. I?rFire Insurance written TINS COMMKItCIAL HANK, at current rates. vM. p. SANDELL, Casiiikk.