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The Big Store In Assortment In New Goods. In Latest Styles. In Day Light Wiiys. In giving you your Moneysworth. TIIK great purchasing public recognizes that our prices are'unifonnally the lowest, and that our assortment is by far the largest in Ionia Co., and to these two important points we must atrib ute to a large degree the wonderful sales record which, for the past few days, has been made by this store. During no time in the history of this business has our increase in sales been so great as during thepast several days. More conspicuous than everdoesthis Big Store stand as the regular daily shopping headquarters for nearly every family in Ionia and vicinity. Let it be borne in mind that we have more specialties than 2c Cotton, 8cPJPrlnt9 ttc Hoso, JPonny Handlcorchlofs. Such things are only a riffle on the crest of our immense list of values. A few peeps at a few of the good things here. Extraordinary Sale of SHIRT WAISTS We have'procuredthe agency of, the best fac tory in this country. They supply the largest concerns. The fit aniLstyle'byJar excelLallon the market. IOO assorted patterns 50c 140 " 75c 125 " $1 00 75 assorted $1.00 to $2oo Special 'values in everyinstance. 10 doz.'assorted silk waists $3.92 to $10 each. Belts, all descriptions, from 8c to $5 each. Extra large assortment direct' fronY maker. Erapl-xo.tioo.lly THE BIGlDOUBLE STORE. THE ONE PRICE TO ALL. Fashion Sheets Free. THE VARIETY STORE is showing: a lakge link of LADIES', MISSES', BOYS' and MEN'S STRAW HATS. LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS for 50c. SUMMER UNDERWEAR all prices. SHIRT WAIST SETS. COLLARS AND CUFFS. NOTIONS OF ALL KINDS. CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, TINWARE, GRANITEWARE And WOODENWARE. YOUKS FOR WEAK AND WAKE.- West Main Street. International mm PREPIREO FRflU MOTS. HERBS. BlRti SEEDS. Etc. If AV,V-V;i WITH FIFTY CENTS OR A DOLLAR. YOU NKED NOT IIAVIl A LA J UK SUM OF MONEY TO STaKT AN ACCOUNT IN THE COMMERCIAL BANK. RKGULAII DEPOSITS, IF SMALL AND THE INTEREST WILL TELL. WM. F. SANDELL, Cashier. The Banner Printery Those A. Garten, IONI75. 7VUCH. The Two Blocks of 5tores The Hall Dlock-the Carten Block. cviid -A."bsolutoly tlae Lowest in. Prioe. THOS. A. CARTEN, New Toilet Room for Ladies. W. A. CHAVB. Poultry Food No more Sick Poultry. EGGS The great egg producer. 3 feeds for one cent for 12 fowls International Plieno Chloro I qt. makes 25 gal. disinfectant SURE LICE KILLER. If your hens arc covered with lice they will not lay eggs. International Stock Food--Tho Best Stock Food on the Market. Council 13ros Successor to Holmes & Connell. For First Glass Work. One Low Price "Means" we are rlgbt on every artlclen the store. "Means' our goods are rifht. "Means" you all get the lowest price. SI'ECIAI VALUES ON HOSIERY wEiriiocuREn through our NEW YORK COMMISSION HOUSE. These were made for another but the lotwas to large so we took them atthelowest cash price. This hose is the best. 35c hose or three pair for $1 in this county. This lot we will sell for 25c pair. Sec them. Our May Sale of ... . MUSL0IN UNDERWEAR has far surpassed our expections.so we have opened another large invoice. It pays to trade New State Phone No. 133. The Virtue lu Thrift. Wo should Kty tuat ihe virtue in thrift, mi far us tbtrn is virtue in it unrf we have met with it in sennet at the meanest as well as nomo of the nohlest of uiankiud- lay in tlo development which the practice must give to the power of fcelf control, 'there are many higher ocea.sious for the exercise of that high quality, but there are none, except in the rase of ill tempered ifieu, which recur so frequently. All men naturally like to spend, and to be thrifty the ro Kolve not to spend whenever expendi ture is avoidable must be acted on 20 times a week and will in a short time exercise a perceptible influence on the character. The man learns to resist mo mentary temptation and becomes there fore a Etronger man, just as a white man becomes more enduring from the constant wearing of clothes. The weight of clothes is seldom great, but the per petual habit of carrying them almost imperceptibly strengthens the muscles. The thrifty man is more master of him self than the extravagant man and in self mastery is one most fertile seed of virtue. But thrift in it.clf is not virtue any more than a plow is agriculture or mathematics accuracy of thought. The best test of this is that a Christian teacher who in England would incul cate thrift would in many another country be compelled to condemn it as of all qualities the ouo which most in terfered with freedom of the spirit. Now a virtue which is a real virtuo and not merely an expedient practice must be as independent of national manners as of geography. No doubt in England the use of carefulness needs to be incul cated, tho typical Englishman, if he wants sparrows, being ready to shy at them with half crowns, tut it should be taught as arithmetic is taught, not praised as a Christian virtue. Loudon Spectator. Twain a Liar. Mark Twain, in "More Tramps Abroad," tells how ho lied out of a con troversy about Scottish dialect. In a dis cussion with some strange Scota he re marked that the peasantry pronounced three "three," and not "thraw." "There was a moment of astonished and ominous silence; then weather ensued. It was a bad defeat for me. It promised to remain so, but 1 had a saving thought. While the storm was still rag ing I made up a Scotch couplet and the n epoko up and said: 'Very well! Don't say any more. I confess defeat. I thought I know, but I see my mistake. I was de ceived by one of your Scotch poets.' 'A Scotch poet! Oh, como! Name him.' 'Robert Burns. It is wonderful tho power of that name. These men looked doubtful tut paralyzed, all tho sam They were quite silent for a moment, then one of them said, with tho rever ence in his voico which is always pres ent in a Scotchman's tone when ho ut ters the name, 'Does Robbie Burns say what does he say?' 'This is what he says: 'There was line bairns but only three One at the breast, twa at the knee.' It ended tho discussion. There was no man there profane enough to say any word against a thing which Robert Burns had settled. There aro people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition. " Looking; Ahead. New Boarders That bed's rather narrow for two. Landlady Threo have slept in it. New Boarders Vts, but we haven't boarded here long enough yet to get that thin. Harper's Weekly. Eitra Inducements. "Extraordinary Fire Sale" read the advertisement. "Customers aro invited to call and examine goods, which will be found still warru." Philadelphia North American. Chalky Hod of the. Atlantic. Tho bed of the Atlantic from 400 to 3,000 fathoms is covered with an oozo or very fine chalky deposit, consisting to a sreat extent cf minute broken shells. CURRENT MISCELLANY. As the new Congressional library at Washington is now in full running or der it is at least possible to make intel ligent com meu t upon some of its meth ods of operation. Although primarily intended for the uso of members of the federal legislature the Congressional li brary is also open to the publio, and it would seem, therefore, that a catalogue of some kind should bo available to the general readers. Such is not the case, however, as congressmen only have ac cess to the catalogue. As the law provides tbat a copy of every copyrighted book published in the United States shall be preseuted to tho library there is an enormous collection of books upon a great variety of sub jects, good, bad and indifferent, but there is, on the otner hand, a remark able paucity of standard literary works, especially of those published in other countries. A student of Italian litera ture recently presented a list of 15 classical works in that language at tho librarian's desk and was told that nono of them was in tho collection. It was said, in fac t, that tho library had had but one Italian book, and that had been lost. It was learned on further inquiry that the principal use made of the libra ry by congressmen is to obtain the latest novels for the ladies of their fam ilies. Occasionally some curious requi sitions come from congressmen in search of knowledge, as was exemplified in a recent memorandum order sent to tho librarian for a copy of the "Encyclope dia Botannica." Philadelphia Record. Poor Princess Clementine! At the last court ball in Brussels Princess Clementine danced in tho quad rilles. Tho princess never dances alone witn ouo partner, but she is allowed to participate in a quadrille. Tho king probably knows tho difference between tho dignity of his daughter dancing with a partner in a quadrille and danc ing with a partner in a polka or waltz. Clementine has never danced a waltz in her life at these court balls. She is now 28 years of age, and her 1 if 0 is any thing but an enviable one. She is treat ed far moro liko an overgrown girl than any tiling else. Her hours aro regulated throughout tho day. Sho rises at 5::50 in the morning, summer aud winter, whether she likes it or not. Sho is obliged by the queen to assist at tho 7 o'clock mass said ev ery morning in the palace chapel at Laeken. Altt r breakfast tho either goes for a walk or a drive. One generally meets her driving into Brussels in com pany with one of her ladies in waiting. Every one says tho ,ueeu is really too rigid and too exactir. ?. Princess Clem eQtiuo has no liberty, no will of her own in any trifle, t ho cannot put on tho dress hho wishes, nor can she choose her own hats. Such is her life with the queen. But when she has tho good for tune to travel with tho king sho enjoys perfect freedom as far as these details aro concerned. Leopold is exceedingly fond of his youugest daughter. London Society. The Chinese as Mathematicians. Cambridgo university has had a re markable proof of tho mathematical genius of tho Chinese. Some time ago much surprise was caused among math ematicians generally by the discovery among the papers of tho late Sir Thomas Wade of Chinese fame of evidence that in tho time of Confucius the Chinese knew au equation which only becamo known in Europn during tho last cen turv, when it was discovered by Format, and has since been known as Format's equation. But tho Chinese version re cently discovered stated that the equa tion did nut hold with regard to certain numbers. This puzzled tho mathemati cians, and all efTorts to solve tho point have hitherto failed. Now, however, a young undergraduatoof Trinity college, Cambridge, has demonstrated that the Chinese wero right, and his solution is frankly admitted by tho experts to be perfect. The correspondent understands tho result is shortly to be published at Cambridgo in an authoritativo way. Manchester Guardian. Chinese Candles as Russian Dainties. To most people a tallow caudle ap pears more, in tho way cf a necessity than a luxury, but the Russian blue jackets who aro enjoying shore leave just now from the Rossia aud the Ad miral Nakimoif appear to find in assim ilating caudles of Chinese make as much gusto as an Engli.h child would have in eating a sugar stick. The other day a party of stalwart Muscovite bluejackets wero to bo seen going along Queen's road, and tho avidity with which they polished oil joss candles was a sight for the gods. Somo of tho men, who wero evidently petty ollicers, elected to dine off candies as thick as one's arm regu lar No. 1 joss pidgin arrangements aud streams of grease trickled from the corners of each man's mouth. British aud American Jacks liko their beer and rum, but they draw the lino at Chinese made tallow candles. Lou doti Hong kong Telegraph. Almost a Mile a Minute Elevator. Ed II. Benjamin returned the other day from a visit to tho big mines on tho mother lode in Amador county. "I took a fastrido," he said, "in the Oneida mine. This company has just put in a new hoisting gear which beats anything on tho Pacific coast, and tin re are only one or two mines in the coun try which have machinery to equal it. I came up 1,000 feet in the shaft in 20 seconds. This is at tho rate of almost a milo a minute, and by comparison the swiftest elevators in tho tall buildings in San Francisco are slow coaches. When tho mine i in regular operation, tho cago will bo run at tho speed of ao miles an hour in lifting ore. This re markable hoist was manufactured in San Frai.cisco and seems to embrace no new principle just a very largo drum and tho usual cabin." Oakland Times. Old papers for sale at this oHico 2ro per hundrod. SHORT NEWS STORIES. Eufc-euo riel l'a Joke on fJchurz-Kerosene at a Weiclinir Two Sophomores Routed-Outbreak of the Civil War. Francis Wilson bus written some rem inisoeiicca of Eugene Fi Id. In one ho tolls how Field, us a reporter, followed Carl Schurz on a political campaign through Missouri. Mr. Schurz was late at a meeting, a:'d ti:o audience was be coming impatient. "It wan su;,gited that Field make the introductory remarks. Field pulled out his chert, and as-utjin; a superdig niiied mazintr and a strong Gorman ac cent addressed the meeting as follows: . "LAMfS AND ClIKNTI.KMKNH-I IlllVb HUeh a nevcro coll tic t I cannot muku me a sjx-rjg to nijht. but I haf die Measure cf to in.roduce. to you my prilllant young chournalist gompan ion, Mr. Euchu'iiu 1'iclt, who will nphtuk in my LliM't'. "With this Mr. Schurz was present ed, it is said, in no very pleasant frame of mind. The explanation which fol lowed caused uproarious laughter. One can but marvel at Field's temerity, for ho was wholly unknown at the time. "In seeking a verification of this sto ry the following letter was received from Mr. Schurz: " Whether tho Eugene Field anec dote you mention in your letter is liter ally true I do not now remember, but I should not wonder if it were. He and another gentleman accompanied me on a "stumping" tour in Missouri in 1874, aud ho constantly amused and sometimes astonished us with his humorous pranks. The one you speak of may well have been one of them.' " A Bit Too Oily. A Georgia rural editor thus describes an cccident that occurred during a wed ding ceremony: "Tho bride, looking tho picture of loveliness, stood under tho swinging chandelier. So did the bridegroom. Tho bridegroom was over 0 feet 2, and in bowing his responses to tho minister's questions ho accidentally tilted tho chandelier, which overturned 1IMK TO UK ANGKV. a kerosene lamp, the oil of which spat tered all over tho bride's dress and the minister's broadcloth coat. To say that the bridegroom was mad would not do justice to his feelings. But ho restrain ed himself and supported the bride to tho front porch, where the ceremony was concluded under the stars of heaven. The minister has sent in a bill for his coat, but the bridegroom swears he won't pay it. "New York Tribune. Two Sophomores Routed. William Wetmoru Story was fond of telling the fallowing talo of James Rus 60II Lowell Mid himself: "James Lowell aud I were very angry with Websti.r for staying in old Tyler's cabinet, aud, as ho was to speak in Faneuil hull c n tho evening of tho aoth of September, 1M-.', wo determined to go in (from the Harvard law school) and hoot at him and to show him that ho had incurred emr displeasure. There wero :i,O00 people the re?, aud wo felt sure that they would hoot with us, young as we were. But we reckoned without our host. "Mr. Winter, beautifully dressd, stepped forwaid. His great e yes looked, as I shall always think, straight at me. I pulled off my hat; James pulled off his. We both be camo as cold as ice and as respectful as ludian coolies. I saw James turn pale ; he said I was livid. And when the great creature began that metst beautiful exerdium our scorn turned to deepest admiration, from ab ject contempt to belief ami approba tion." Holmes' Record of the Civil War. This is how Oliver Wendell Holmes recorded the outbreak of the civil war: "On Friday, the twelfth day of the month of April, in tho year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-one, at half past four of the clock in the morning, a cannon was aimed aud fired by the authority of South Carolina at the wall of a fortress belonging to the United States. Its ball carried with it the hatreds, the racs of thirty years, shap ed and cooled in the mold of malignant deliberation. Its wad was tho charter of our national existence. Its muzzlo was pointed at tho steno which bore tho symbol of our national sovereignty. As tho echeics of its thunder died away the telegraph clicked eno word through ev ery office of the laud. That word was War!' " t A Mean Trick. Not lemg ago The Ida (Mo.) Register published an iirtie le to the ifiect that in excavating T r a ce Ihsr in tbat city a workman found an old tomahawk with tho nnme ef the fa irons Ii diau chief Loof Lirpa carved in ti e handle. After all the papers of the stats had ceu.ied tho item lho Ke'giftcr osked them to ptie 11 the ivn.-H rMf i nclward. The IlANNKR and Detroit TwJCe-a-Weck Journal, ono year for $ 1.G0. 4 f""! J? NEW DEPARTURE! ONE MONTH FREE. Dr. A. B. Spinney, of Detroit, a! j proprietor of Keed City Sanitarium, ! 1 coming to your town, where hen remain for one day only to give t sick an opportunity to consul hi that cannot see him at his SarQrim j The doctor has so much faith in tl m ruriini Via Vi a Vinrl In t rf.1 1 ! t: chronic diseases that he will give 01 ! month's treatment and medicine fre M Also frkb surgical operations 1 w ALL TIIOSU THAT ARE TOO POOR TO PA' i) All that he asks la return is thV iverr natient will state to their friend 1" he results obtained by his treatment J All forms of chronic diseases ana an, formities treated. No man in thi State has had such extended expel riencein the treatment of CATARRH 1 fcVE. BAR, THROAT AND LUN ated 37 years ago from Cleveland! umo; was id years in general prac tice; after that lectured a"s Professa of Anatomy and Physiology in Dotroi Ilomcooathic Medical College for 2 years; was 3 years Stiperintenelent oil mma aim ipiianii oduuauuius. This experience, combined with many eears' study in the be.-t hospitals In the country, and examining- and treat Ing thousands of chronic cases, has prepared him to cure when the genera practitioner fails. Have you been sick tor years? Are you discouraged? Call and see us, we will tell you whether ( are can cure you or not. If we cannot I cure you, we will tell you what -lief J we can give you. ) firKememDer, one r.iontn viu dc ibsolutely free medicines, surg ricai S our M pay. 7 mirations, and the benefit of all kill to all who are too ooor to DlY known by all the schools, with the aid of electricity, that most wonderful or alia irffnta n P.T rnl v!. T-rws of PoWCf. Rheumatism, and all diseases of the1 nervous system, bo early, as my office is always crowded. N. D. Cancers, Tumors, Diood and Skin Diseases cared by a new system, l'ilen cured tit from 5 to 30 days without the knife. Tnala and private disease of alt forms tratrjp suc cessfully. Many patients that cannot be treated at home can be cured at our S.initariam, which Is la charpe of the best of medical skitl, un.Vr the doctor's direction. Term for board and treatment the lowest of any sanitarium or hos pital la the United States. - Remember, we give a written guar antee to cure every case of PILEs and RUPTURG. Also, we have a lying-in hospital department in cir Sanitar lunx. Send for Journal. Dr. Spinney will be at Hotel Phelps, Greenville. Tuesday. May 17, one day only. WALL ! paper! WILDER S K. li. Sirhcer, 1'ros't. F. It. Chase, V I re M. A. Heed, Cashier. The People's Savings Bank OK BELDING, MICH. $3:,000 Capital, $70,000 MeKkliedder's MaMlitj. . T Spei ial attention tfiven the SAVINGS DEPARTMENT! Nothing Likk it in tiik City. Call and examine our System. No trouble to nhow and explain its workings. Deposits of I 00 and upwards iveeived and Hook divert. Hank opens for business Saturday evening from (J to 8 o'clock. For tiik Pkoplk, of tiik Pkoplk, AND HY THK PKOl'LK. ffur Spring Stock 1 of the following fJoods has arrived. Chinese (flattings, .... a large assortment. Injrain Carpets, by the roll. A larger stock than ever kept before. We also have a line of Tapestry Curtains, These goods are new and attractive. Wilson & Friedly. GOOD HOMES! J-tOUSKS and Lots can be folbought of the Holdinir HuiM- ing and Loan association chcan and on easy terms. Knquirc at their office in the new Hcliling block Cor. Main and Hridrc st.. also houses to rent and money to loan. ADAM WAGNER. antiita 0 hiihr It contains the fi l. patches. Arrive in l.eld'.ng at H:.V). Delivered by Henna Del I art at loe n wm in. 1 Jo a week for even dav. v v Insure in tho Olel Kcli.iblo WAGNER AGENCY Offlco in the new Melding block corner of Main nu in iuge sireci, Jiehiing. J'ro hnurnneo h Nfeenf von City ntnl fiirtn I'roporfV, Grand Rapids Daily Democrat ADAM WAQNER.