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Newsy Items Gathered In by the Banner's Staff of Special Correspondents. J ALTON. Mrs. Peter Keech is suffering with u, felon. Miss Pearl Mosdier is assisting Mrs. P. Keech. A heavy fall of rain all day and even ing, Monday. Elglo Condon of Smyrna was on our streets, Friday. Golden wedding bells will ring here the last of this month. Warren Davis and Frank White were in Greenville, Siturday. Henry Keech went to Heldlng last Friday and returned Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Dorus Church went to Grand Rapids last Saturday. Little Norma Church spent Saturday and Sunday with friends and relatives. Warren Davis and Win. Uennells went to Langston last week Wednes day. Douglass Scalley of G rattan was here on business, Friday, and called on friends. Mr. and Mrs. Geil of lielding were guests of P. Purdy, to see their daugh ter Elsie, Sunday. Miss Pearl Mosher of Lowell called on her grandmother, Mrs. E. Mosher, last week Thursday. Mrs. Deborah Davis and children visited at Mr. Sargent's near Lowell, la6t week Wednesday. Mrs. Warren Davis visited her father, Mr. Bangle, who Is sick at his home near Ada, Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Hannah Culver of Holding re turned here Saturday and was a guest at W. II. Keech's several days. She Is now with Mr. and Mrs. I). Church. The sad news by telegraph of the death of John Andrews' baby reached us Monday evening from Colorado, where he and family went in search of health. Wo learn that they all have been sick most of the time. They have the sympathy of this whole community. We are sorry to learn that the pro prietor of the Alton Hour mill has changed his mind about getting a gas olene engine. We think they will miss it for then there would bo grinding enough to keep them running all the time. L. II. Davis is a tirstclass miller and has given universal satisfaction, but for the want of water power will be unable to remain. BARTONVILLE. Grant White was in this vicinity on business, last Thursday. Miss Bessie Moon stopped with rela tives here, October 10th. J. II. Krupp's people have been en tertaining relatives from Elkhart, Ind. Mlla Richmond worked for his uncle, Henry Warner, of G rattan, a portion of last week. Two sick horses in this vicinity, one with influenza and one with colic. Dr. Hanks of Smyrna is attending them. Geo. Kellogg has rented A. L. Moon's farm and will move there while Mr. Moon moves Into Mr. Kellogg's house. Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Tower, also Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Tower were in at tendance at the soldier's encampment at Lansing last week. Setullng and bean harvest is over potato digging and threshing fairly under way, while corn husking and apple gathering are at hand. Mrs. C. J. Ring was called to Hol ding by the sickness of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Francisco, October 8th. She is reported better at present. Quite a number from here attended the chicken-pie social at Smyrna Sat urday evening for the benefit of the cemeterv association and all report a good time. October 7th was W. S. White's 50th birthday. A few invited friends gath ered there to spend the day with them and partook of a bountiful dinner pro- pared by Mrs. White. Hrlng your mop, broom and dustpan down to the Smyrna church Thursday, October 14, and help give the building a general renovating. And say, don't fnnret to brlncr a well-filled basket. "Dinner free of charge." 0RLEANS-0T1S00. N. H. Johnson was home from Gowen over Sunday. Mrs. Mary Smith is working for Mrs. E. C. Ronton. Miss Mabel Hrown has returned home from Holding. H. II. Oles has moved his family into Will Mooney's house. Perrin Colo is confined to his bed with stomach troubles. Geo. Waldrldgehad tho misfortune to lose a horse last week. Miss Pearl Rosevelt spent Sunday with Miss Erma Thompson. Mrs. Handle of St. Johns is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Walter Rich. Mr. and Mrs. A. Freed man of Sara nac pent Sunday at F. Hanseman's. Mrs. C. A. Snow spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother at Mcilrlde. Miss Mary Loomis got badly Injured by a horse kicking her, Sunday night. R. O. Bliss and daughter, Bertha, are visiting his brother at Cooperville. Ila and C. H. Johnson have com menced school at the Forest Grove schoolhouse. Com. E. B. Hale of Ionia visited the school Tuesday, and gave a 6hort talk on education. The Gth and 7th grades will take up "Black Beauty" as supplementary eadlng, Monday, October 18. A social will bo held at M. F. Bene dict's Friday evening, for the benefit of the library in District No. 1, Orleans. Mrs. Jennie Noble and Mrs. Henry Buttolph were elected delegates to at tend the county Sunday school conven tion at Berlin. LONG LAKE. Chns. Clark and wlto were at Or leans, Sunday. Rev. A. J. Root and family have moved to Ionia. Rue .Tenks of near Ionia visited at . -..j Nelson Jenks, Sunday. Win, Wood sold 100 bushels of onions to Mr. Pixley of Heldlng. Bert Spencer ban returned from Indl ana where ho has been working this summer. He has purchased a new top buggy. Now girls, watch for old Kate and tho buggy. Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer were called to Lakeview the 20th of Septem her to attend tho funeral of Mrs. Amanda Bishop (wc) Evens. Mrs. Bishop was lorn in the township of Barnes, Stoben county, N. Y., and was married to E. C. Bishop at Lyons, Mich., July 4, 1881, and died at her home In Lakeview, September 29,1897, aged 30 years and 9 months. She leaves besides a husband three daugh ters and a son. Mrs. Bishop was well known hero as sho spent tho early part of her life near Shlloh. is in GRATTAN-VERGENNES. Johnnie Hogan is working for Owen McGee. Miss Emma Miche who was sick some better. Miss Kittle Weekes Is visiting Grand Rapids. Mr. Williams of Grand Rapids is vis iting his father here. Chas. Krum and wife of Lowell spent Sunday at Chas. Jakeway's. Digging potatoes and hickory nut ting are the orders of the day. Jay Mason and wife took a load of fowls to Grand Rapids one day last week. Johnnie McGee of Grand Rapids, spent one day last week at Frank Flanagan's. Mrs. Will Rennells spent a couplo of days last week with her sister, Mrs Will Bliss of Grattan. Geo. Gray finished work at Robert Bradln's last week, and is now work ing for Chas. Jakeway. Jay Cummings and wife and son, Lee, spent Sunday with Judd Haeman and wife of South Lowell. Arthur Weekes rode his wheel to Grand Rapids one day last week, re turning home the next day. Allen Godfrey and wife visited last Thursday at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. II. S. Weekes. They spent tho day in fishing. Mrs. Will Heffron and Mrs. R. A. Weekes went to Grand Rapids Monday to see their sister, who lies at the point of death. The fire in Frank Flanagan's swamp did much damage to the road making it impossible for the teams to pass, checking the mall route. WOLVERTON PLAINS. J. Wlso and wife Sundayed In Smyrna. Elmer Wise and wife spent Sunday in Falrplalus. Fred Long and son, Clyde, of Wy- man, are In town. Mrs. Tom Watson of Oak field is the guest of her parents, J. Wise and wife. J. G. Witham and family have re turned after two years absence in Ohio. Mrs. Llbblo Blgler and daughter were the guests of her mother last Tuesday. Alva Weekes and Johnnie Harlow hao purchased a corn busker and will soon Iks ready for business. Margaret Wise, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Wise, was born December 10th, 1838, in Oakland county, Mich. When 8 years of ago she with her parents removed to Wolverton Plains, where sho lived until at tho ago of 19. Sho married Albert Osgood and moved to tho farm on which sho has since resided. During tho six years of happy married life, two children were born a daughter and son, the daughter dying in infancy. Tho husband then died leaving tho young wife with ono son two years old, Clarence Osgood, who i-till survives her. Bravely she took up the burden of life, cared for tho child and improved tho farm doing tho best sho could. February 13, 1800, she married Win. Bigler. One son, E. J., was born to them, and after 10 years she was again left a widow with the two sons. She has since lived and won and deserved the love aud friendship of all who have come In contact with her. February 10, 1895, sho was mar ried to Frank W. Allen, who has been a most devoted husband through all tho long painful illness of tho deceas ed. She was known and respected for her pure, unselfish, devoted life to husbands and children who have nobly repaid her by all tho kindness that lay in their power. She also leaves a step daughter whom sho loved as her own. During her illness sho was converted, baptized and united with tho Metho dist church, and became In all ways a true child of God. Sho entered into eternal rest and peace October 2, 1897. l'eaco to her memory. SMYRNA. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davis visited at R. B. Cowles' last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Wise of Wolverton Plains, Sundayed at D. Osgood's. Miss Susie Skellenger Sundayed with her friend, Miss Ina Beedy. Mr. and Mrs. R. Cowles of Smoky Row are visiting in Carson City. Farmers are digging potatoes and they are about half a crop in this vicinity. Major Chase was in Greenville Sun day attending the funeral of R. Gibson, a comrade. Our cemetery social was a financial success. Tho society will realize some thing over $15 from this social. Mrs. C. J. Ring has been in Holding for a few days called there by the sickness of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Francisco, who is improving. Our Sunday school elected olllcers on Sunday as follows: S u pe rl n to n ! n t J oo I Coo k . Secretary DelU Kennedy. Treasurer Matlc King. Organist Nellie Tower. A few weeks ago tho editor was taken with a very severe cold that caused him to be in a most miserable condition. It was undoubtedly a bad case of lagrippo and recognizing it as dangerous he took immediate steps to brintr about a speed v cure. From the advertisements of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and the many good recom mendations included therein, we con cluded to make a first trial of tho med icine. To say that it was satisfactory in its results, is putting it very mildly, indeed. It acted like magic and the result was a speedy and permanent cure. We have no hesitancy in recom mending this excellent Cough Remedy to any one afflicted with a cough or cold In anv form. The Banner of Liberty. Libertvtown. Maryland. The 25 and 50 cent sixes for sale by Fisk Bangs, druggist. Those who believe chronic diarrhoea to hn ineiirahlfi should read what Mr. P. E. Grisham, of Gaars Mills, La. I has to say on the subject, viz: "I have been a sulTerer from chronic diarrhoea ever since the war and have tried all kinds of medicines for it. At last I found a remedv that effected a cure and that was Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy." This medicine can always be depended upon for colic, cholera morbus, dysentery and diarrhoea. It is pleasant to take and never fails to effect a cure. 25 and 50 cent sizes for sale by Fisk Bangs. Till Dosed. With nauseous, big put gers, prejudices people against pills generally. Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills are revolutionizing tho pill demand they're so pleasant and easy to take tho doses are small and so is tho price 10 cents for 40 doses. Biliousness, Sick Headache- Const! nation dispelled Work like a charm. Sold by W.I. Ben edict and Holmes & Connell, Druggists 8. Warning. Persons who suffer from coughs and colds should heed the warn ings of danger and save themselves sufferings and fatal results by -using One Minute Cough Cure. It Is an in fallible remedy for coughs,colds,croup and all throat and lung troubles. W. I. Benedict, Druggist. IMIee Cured in I to (i Nights. One ap plication gives relief, Dr. Agnew's Ointment is a boon for Itching Piles.or Blind, Bleeding Piles, it relieves quick ly and permanently. In skin eru tions it stands without a rival. Thous ands of testimonials if you want evi dence. 35 cents. Sold by W. I. Bene diet and Holmes & Connell, Drug Uist.-7. J. M. Thirswend, of Grosbeck, Tex. avs that when ho has a spell of indl gsstion, and feels bad and sluggish, he takes two of Do Witt s Little Early Risers at night, and he is all right the next morning. Many thousands of others do the same thing. Do you? W. I. Benedict, Druggist. KEENE. WlllAVerner Is on tho sick list. Mrs. Dan Carr was in Heldlng Satur day. Miss Maud Sayles Is sick with the lagrippe. Miss Ruby Sayles was In Lowell, Saturday. Miss Ruby Sayles is homo for a cou plo of weeks on a visit. Miss Etna Parr spent Sunday with her friend, Nancio Frost. Mr. and Mrs. C. North way took din ner at J. M. Laux's. Sunday. Miss Maggie Lind spent tho latter mrt of the week with her jwrents. Mrs. El. Frost spent last wek in Heldlng with her sister, Mrs. DoGraw. Banner and Detroit Tribune year f 1.25. Low Rates To Detroit 1). G. R. & W. R. R.excur slon, Thursday, October 21 Train will leave Heldlng at 0:41 a. m. Leave Detroit at 0:30 p. m. Round trip rate $2.5. Good chance to visit tho city for pleasure or business. You can't afford to risk your life by allowing a cold to develop into pneu monla or consumption. Instant relief and a certain euro are afforded by Out Minute Cough Cure. W. I. Benedict Druggist. There is no need of little children being tortured by scald head, eczern and skin eruptions. DoWltt's Witch Hazel Salvo gives instant relief and cures permanently. W. I. Benedict Druggist. You can't cure consumption but you can avoid it and cure every other form of throat or lung trouble bv the use of One Mitute Cough Cure. W. 1. Bene diet, Druggist. SPECIAL MARKET LETTER The following market letter is tur- Dlshed us by McLain Hugh. X, Co.. Commission Merchants, Uialto Build ing, Chicago: Notwithstanding the depressing in fluence of tho yellow lever at the sout h. and the apprehensive fears of mer chants in the drouth seel ions of the north, which have noticeably affected the distribution of general merchan dise, the bank clearings for the week show a large increase over its predeces sor. The increase, coming as it does when these adverse inlluences might be expected to reduce the volume of general business, and when the stock tiarket is inactive and lower, mav easonably be regarded as an indica tion of expansion in industrial and commercial affairs not closely allied to what Is termed the wholesale trade. The New York banks have suffered less bv a withdrawal of deposits, and the reduction of reserves, which the gold ImportJ that have begun on a lairly liberal scale will doubtless keep ibove the legal limit. While the How of yellow metal to our shores will aid In increasing the volume of business throughout our country, it will corre spondingly depress business abroad, which, Induing from the tenor of recent advices, is dull and unsatisfactory. Under such conditions foreigners will naturally buy American product :i is sparingly as possible, and endeavor to protect their gold reserves by every known expedient. bile they may be able to curtail purchases of many of our products, they are for the present so dependent on us for wheat that de spite their dilatory tactics they cannot avoid the issue, and there are indica tions that they must soon renew their buying on a more liberal scale. Con tinental Europe, which is in much bet ter post lion than is the United King dom to await developments, is appar ently becoming anxious over the un favorable crop prospect reports from Russia, Argentina and America and is likely at anv moment to become so strong a bidder as to compel the reluct ant English to begin providing for future wants. The strength of the situation largely lies in the nieagerness of United King dom stocks, which have been reduced lil'ty per cent since July 1st, and in its tardiness of provision for the future. Decreasing American and Russian exports will doubtless stimu late foreign buyers to greater activity, and the unfavorable prospect tor next year's winter wheat crop in our country w ill tend to curtail receipts at primary points, which, although they have thus tar been large, have been insiuhcient to prevent an aggregate decrease in the public warehouse stocks of eight leading primary markets since July 1st of more than 2.000,000 bu. When the inducements offered for the immediate forwarding of wheat received from fanners through the relatively higher prices lor spot grain are considered, this reduction is significant, and sug gests that when northwestern receipts abate and tue export demand increases that visible stocks may become alarm ingly small. The prolonged drouth has undoubt edly materially curtailed the prospect ive area of next year's crop by delaying fall plowing and destroying much seed that had germinated, thereby contrib uting to the gravity of the situation. The world s reserve from previous crops is too small to even supply the estimated shortage of the present year, without being relied upon to furnish gram tor another year s deficiency. The inadequacy of the supply for the probable demand renders the condition of next year's crop a factor of more than its usual potency and will exert an unusual influence in determining prices.. The speculative interest in our mar ket is fair in volume, and the recent break developed a liberal short interest winch the subsequent bulge has not eliminated. The bears have been espe cially active in the May future an I have attacked the market whenever there has been even a suggestion of rain. The long interest has been but little disturbed by the reactions. seemingly content to await the renewal of foreign buying. The drouth has undoubtedly made serious inroads in the supply of corn for the ensuing year, by compelling quite general feeding much earlier than is customary, which will in due lime affect its value. Thus far Ihe large available stocks have been a bar rier to an advance, and what little strength t lie market has shown has been derived from its sympathy with wheat. Exports have decreased tnate lially and eastern stocks have not been onsumed rapidly enough to create any improvement in the demand tor lm mediate use. Crop est imates are being reduced, the most optimistic prophets now conceding a lighter yield than they had anticipated. The visible supply of grain in the United States and Canada shows the following changes for the past week: heat increased 1,000,000 bu, corn In creased 050.000 bu and oats Increased 2.C.04,000 bir Aufiil KtprIMH' With Heart Disease. -That Dr. Agnew's cure for tho Heart wnrL-u lllrn nifurlf" nnil euros is DVOVen by the testimony of Mr. L. J. Law, loronio, ian. i was u nureij nuu bled with heart disease that I was tin abln for IS months to lie down in bed lest I smother. After taking one doso of Dr. Airnew'a Heart Cure. 1 retired and slent soundlv. I used ono bottle and tho trouble has not returned." Sold bv W. I. Benedict and Holmes & Connell, Druggists. 5 .1. C Ttnrrv. nnn of tho best kr.own citizens of Spencer, Mo., testifies that he cured himself of the worst kind of piles by using a few 1hxcs of DoWltt's Witch Hazel Salvo. He had been troubled with piles for over thirty years and had used many different kinds of so-called cures; but DoWitt's was tho ono that did tho work and ho will verify this statement If any one wishes to write him. W. I. Benedict, Druggist. Is Catarrh Your Life's I'loiuH Emi nent nose and throat specialists In da v oraetico hirhlv recommend Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, as safe, sure, iiormanent. nalnless and harm less. In nil cases of cold In tho head. tonsilltis. hoarseness and catarrh. It gives relief in 10 minutes, and banishes Benedict and Holmes & Connell, Drug- gists. m Small nlll. safo pill, best pill. De Witt's Little Early Risers cure bll louMnCi's, constipation, sick headache W. I. Benedict, Druggist. A CHAICI There is not a Clothing Merchant in Ionia or any other town but what will tell you that they have the very best goods, and that they undersell all competitors. This is natural. Any person that will give the matter a little thought will readily see that good.1 bought in a regular way cannot be sold as cheap as goods bought at a big discount from manufacturer s cost. Tho J3anlcrupt Stocc That we bought at 57 ct&. on tho Dollail was a comparatively new stock. The concern opened a year ag ast June, hvery Overcoat and Ulster in this stock was bougl ast season.' They were bought for city trade. They are elegantl trimmed and made up. We wish to impress on your mind the fad that we are in a position to, and will give values that will surpris 'ou. Occasionally there is a person that does not believe anythin a merchant says in his ads. Those people invariably get the won of it. We arc particularly strong on OVERCOATS AND UL 1 KRS, we have them in Black, Hlue, Hrown and Oxfords. Tl Ulsters come in the regular and shawl collars. J. T. WEBBER, Ionia, 2ioh For cl Profitable Investment ! 0GXkDGXD3XIXj00O 8 . . G)G3(DEGXDQXD(EQXDO(DQXDGf N 60LD! jt AS just been expended in adding new (9 Rolting Machinery to our mill, and we now have the finest equipped and best working mill in Ionia Co. 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 SO days reduction of 2oc per IOO lbs. on our Flours as a trial order from our new mill. E. RUTAN & CO. We handle Lehigh Coal. Best in the World. GREAT SPECIAL SALE JVOir OX AT THE CITY SHOE STORE Take advantage of It E. R SPENCER, PropV. Wedding Invitations 1 I 1 The Bannkii Olllce ha9 unrivaled facilities for thi of work. See us before ordering. The New York Weekly Trib POR Farmers and Villa FOR Fathers and floth FOR Sons and Daughte FOR All the Family. With the close of the Presidential campaign THE TRI recognizes the fact that the American people are now anxi give their attention to home and business interests. 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